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January 03, 2020

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Threadkiller

Good Morning America was lamenting over the possibility of attacks on US soil. They rattled off a list of Mohammeds that had been caught over the years conducting surveillance of certain targets in America.

GMA’s expert didn’t seem to remember that these people were formerly identified as “lone wolves.”

Threadkiller

Praying for your cousin, James.

Dave (in MA)
David Burge@iowahawkblog ·
Let's face it, there's a crazy maniac in the White House,
so my best advice to Iran is airlift us $150 billion
in unmarked bills in hopes it'll calm him down
Threadkiller

Team Trump, or the head of it, only recently abandoned the Syrian Kurds.

I wonder why the vengeful MFM has dropped that story? My guess is that it wasn’t as horrific as predicted.

Melinda

Moving 50 troops "In Theater" in Syria is not "abandoning the Kurds" by any measure, except in NYSlimes bedtime stories, which ran with rhetoric, not actual deed.

MissMarple2

This is a great book, a must read! https://t.co/bwpNVi5hpY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020

Link goes to a tweet about Ned Ryun's new book, "Restoring Our Republic."

henry

Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
32m

German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer, “The American action was a reaction to a series of military provocations for which Iran is responsible."

Melinda

Suleimani also ran a 3,000 mile warfront, per a former Jordanian general on Al Jazeera. No "Compartmentalization" about it.

So it was a bit bigger than "Staggering", more like humiliating decapitation.

Threadkiller

Jane, The drain from the dishwasher either goes to a device on the countertop called an “air gap” and then to a fitting on the side of the garbage disposer of it goes directly to the disposer. If the disposer was never set up properly then there is still a plug inside the disposer that needs to be knocked out. That is the 1st thing I would check.

MissMarple2

Leftist mind set:

Brandon
😇
@bbrandonbrown22
· 10h
Dear Iran,

we killed your precious leader, so how about you kill ours and let’s call it even. What’s that saying? Eye for an eye? Yeah let’s do that!
---------------------------------
He has been reported to Twitter, Secret Service, and FBI.

Extraneus

I don't know about bombing the refineries or centrifuges, but I'd bet we could provoke them into forcing us to sink their fleet.

matt - deplore me if you must

Good. At least the Germans are being measured.

We have our smallest footprint in the Middle East in many years. The Kurds are now safer. The majority of Iraqis are dancing in the streets.The Iranian public is very restive. And the mullahs just found out that shit got real. And we don't need their oil anymore, but China does. Check.

Killing Sulemeini is like taking out our production czar, our logistics czar and Eisenhower all at once. There is no replacement for him.

The hundreds of thousands of Syrian dead, our dead soldiers, the souls of the Iraqi dead are all singing joyfully.

henry

"fleet"? they have submarines and gunboats. anything else?

clarice

Our power is out. Hope it is not an emp

henry

wiki has a list, if anyone wants to play Iran Navy bingo:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_ships_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Navy

Extraneus

Nice link. Looks like the Revolutionary Guards have 20,000 marines and 1,500 "boats" of their own as well.

Threadkiller

Jane, here is a video on the disposal plug:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeDuNW73S0

Jane

TK,

Thanks. But the old dishwasher worked fine for 5 years so does that mean there is no plug problem? Now I have to find the "air gap".

Or would you prefer to come visit? It's 80 here.

Threadkiller
Question for the mechanics: my new dishwasher won’t drain, which is the same problem I had with my old dishwasher.

Does this mean the old dishwasher worked fine for 5 years and then stopped draining?

Jane

Yeah

Melinda

Drain valve solenoid failure?

Missed the post on what the splashbox actually did.....

Melinda

Ah, yes, could be that. Easy fix, if you have the part.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to twwt in which CNN says that Senator Schumer wasn't given advance notice of the strike.

Neither were the Iranians, and for pretty much the same reason https://t.co/M1LSVjsFVO

— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 3, 2020

Seems to me Schumer is being warned here.

Threadkiller

And the new dishwasher never drained?

Melinda

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/drain-solenoid-dishwasher-work-84494.html

They do go bad. And I would expect salt air and humidity to increase deterioration...

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more. pic.twitter.com/huFcae3ap4

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 3, 2020
Jane

TK,

Exactly. I got rid of the old one because it wasn't draining, and I figured it was because it was old. The new doesn't drain now so clearly it wasn't the dishwasher.

henry

Heshmat Alavi @HeshmatAlavi
1h

#BREAKING
Footage of U.S. drone strike targeting the convoy of #Iran's IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad International Airport.

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1213111130182356995

Threadkiller

And the garbage disposal wasn’t replaced recently?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to Wall Street Journal article. Her choice is Attorney General William Barr.

Forget Person of the Year. Washington needs an Adult of the Year. My pick for 2019, below. https://t.co/OJVB6945kU via @WSJ

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) January 3, 2020
Jane

TK,

Nope the garbage disposal has been here as long as I have.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Buck Sexton
@BuckSexton
·
13h
What’s really amazing is that we had been told to accept for so long that the head of IRGC Quds was able to direct operations to maim and kill US soldiers with absolute impunity, because he was backed by the... might of Iran?

We need a new “foreign policy intelligentsia”

Buckeye

Jane

Does both side of the sink (assuming two basins) drain normally?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

The White House
@WhiteHouse
·
12h
At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

🚨MUST WATCH🚨

Congressman lists every single high crime and misdemeanor committed by President Trump! Unbelievable! pic.twitter.com/1s0ZXoAIpb

— Abigail Marone (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@abigailmarone) December 18, 2019
Buckeye

Sometimes the drain pipe coming out of the disposal clogs.

Jack is Back!

I would watch activity or even lack of it, at Whiteman AFB, 509th Bomb Wing and their B2A's which make many a 22 out and in sorties. Also, down in Bossier City, LA which is where Barksdale AFB is located with the 2nd Bomb Wing's Buffers loaded with numerous ordanance especially their stand-off Cruise Missles.

You can bet Air Intel have their bomb maps out with a big red circle around Kharg Island. Destroy that and you will have plunged Iran into the Mother of Depressions.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Mark Meadows
@RepMarkMeadows
·
2h
Soleimani was a murderer with the blood of Americans on his hands—and plotting more attacks. Thank God for our military who eliminated him.

President Trump sent a message: the days of appeasement are over. Target Americans, and you will be swiftly brought to justice.

Threadkiller

The hose or air gap is plugged, Jane.

Jack is Back!

....s/b 22 hour out and in sorties.....

Melinda

TK-

It's a bum solenoid.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Mike Glenn
@mrglenn
·
13h
I'm a reporter but I was a Soldier for several years and led a platoon of cavalry troops into combat in Iraq. Qassim Solemani was directly responsible for the deaths of scores of American military personnel in Iraq.

I'm not sad that he got greased. Not a damn bit.
--------------------------------
Glenn is the military reporter for the Washington Times.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Jack Posobiec
🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
·
1h
Did You Know:

Soleimani planned the 2012 attacks in Libya because he knew about the gun running to Syrian rebels that was going on out of the CIA Annex

He was responsible for Benghazi

And now he is dead

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Hugh Hewitt
@hughhewitt
·
2h
Bravo to @SecPompeo
for his clarity on @foxandfriends
. No apologies. No regrets. Astonishing that some in the American political elite are forgetting that Solemeini was a war criminal, the man who directed Assad’s genocide. @realDonaldTrump
acted and what he did was righteous.

Melinda

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
Did You Know:

Soleimani planned the 2012 attacks in Libya because he knew about the gun running to Syrian rebels that was going on out of the CIA Annex

He was responsible for Benghazi

And now he is dead

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1213107445842825216

James D.

Team Trump, or the head of it, only recently abandoned the Syrian Kurds. That did not boost my confidence in our leadership.

Maybe you’re just not used yet to a President who prioritizes American national security and the lives of our troops and our citizens, rather than the lives of enemies or the good opinions of the NY Times editorial page.

Dave (in MA)

I didn't even know bums had soleniods.

Jane

We removed the hoses and they were fine. What does the air gap look like?

Dave (in MA)

s/io/oi/

John S

Re the Kharg Island refineries: didn't the US drop graphite on refineries or electric generators to take them out of commission as part of the actions against Serbia?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a tweet by a reporter for Al Arabya.

Trump Middle East policy. Seems sound. https://t.co/Xrevi6wiVV

— Lee Smith (@LeeSmithDC) January 3, 2020
Old Lurker

Mel: "Dishwashers...They do go bad."

Not if you stay nice to them. Mrs. OL is still here after 43 years.

Dave (in MA)

My local appliance repair place thought it was hilarious last year when I raised the possibility of them having a look at my suddenly broken dishwasher that was already old when I bought my house 30 years ago.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Jesse Kelly
@JesseKellyDC
·
14h
If you’ve been to a VA hospital in recent years and seen a young man missing limbs, there’s a reasonable chance Qasem Soleimani is responsible for it. He’s unquestionably an enemy of America and I’m glad he’s dead and I’m bummed it was a quick death.

Melinda

Jane-

See if the wiring to the drain solenoid has been damaged in any way. Should be just above where the hose attaches to the bottom of the tank, the solenoid opens and closes the drain. A poor installation could wreck it, and the installer should be on the hook for not testing it before departing.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Are Syrian Kurds dying in significant numbers?
Or is that a fading talking point?

Melinda

OL-

I'm going to let Clarice document that one for later use, since my "Rake in the yard" search abilities surpass all comers.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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MissMarple2

This tweet is by the New York Times reporter Richard Grenell said was one-sided. I would say that is an understatement. Video at the link.

Rare personal video of Gen. Suleimani reciting poetry shared by a source in #Iran. About friends departing & him being left behind.#قاسم_سليماني pic.twitter.com/vUX4LrkMQY

— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 3, 2020
hrtshpdbox

Mrs. OL is still here after 43 years.

You've got a couple years on ours, OL, but Mrs. hrt is glad I'm still the dishwasher (I've never like dishwashers, so I usually get stuck being the one who does them by hand). No garbage disposer either (nor sealant on my hand-tightened under-sink pipes - every couple of years there's a jam which takes me 5 minutes to clear).

Dave (in MA)

I didn't realize punk rock was that big in 1936.

Old Lurker

:-) Hrts

MissMarple2

https://t.co/y3dWTQDhcK

— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) January 3, 2020

Link goes to article quoting President Trump as saying Suleimani got caught plotting to kill Americans.

Melinda

Axios' Mike Allen idiocy from this AM:

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/03/axios-mike-allen-rhetoric-from-both-sides-suggests-america-is-on-a-war-footing.html?

KevlarKid

Hezbollah allegedly has a significant presence in Venezuela with accumulated evidence showing their operatives enter at will thru our porous southern border.

how will Soolaymunny's death affect Hezbollah's global drug trade?

will the IDF and Mossad strike Hezbollah while the iron glows hot?

Threadkiller

Jane, does the hose go directly from the dishwasher to the disposal?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Liz Wheeler
@Liz_Wheeler

Soleimani killed 603 American servicemembers.

Soleimani maimed thousands more with IEDs.

Soleimani approved the attack on the U.S. Embassy.

He was plotting to kill more Americans.

Yes he deserves to be dead. If you’re lamenting his death, you hate Trump more than a terrorist.
11:13 AM · Jan 3, 2020·

Threadkiller

7 minutes of air gap fun:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rmG2JXQL858

MissMarple2

NEW VIDEO: A present for Mani(Soleimani to you)

Do not be fooled by the familiar beginning... I completely reworked and upgraded the Ben Rhodes meme. pic.twitter.com/wHpLU9w2P6

— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) January 3, 2020
========================================== Video at link. A MUST WATCH from Carpe Donktum!
James D.

Yes he deserves to be dead. If you’re lamenting his death, you hate Trump more than a terrorist.

A terrorist who would murder you and your family in cold blood and call it a good day’s work.

But remember that our MSM loved Obama even when he prosecuted reporters, jailed them, and let them be beheaded by ISIS. They value their own lives less than they value being politically correct and feeling superior to their fellow citizens. Imagine how little they care about the troops and American civilians killed by terrorists.

Threadkiller

Going to do a ton of yard work now.

Later.

Dave (in MA)
Sharyl Attkisson🕵️‍♂️@SharylAttkisson ·
He has six ways from Sunday of getting back at
@realDonaldTrump
--
  LIVE Breaking News@NewsBreaking ·
  BREAKING: Sen. Schumer was not given advance notice
  of the airstrikes in Baghdad - CNN
MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
5m
Christopher Bedford, The Federalist Senior Editor. “There is NOTHING NEW in these Emails at all that’s been discovered. It’s exactly what we knew before, which is that the White House & political figures wanted to cut off aid, Trump wanted to question aid to a number of....

....different places that he thought were wasteful, and the career staff, as they always do, pushed back, and nade s million excuses as to why they could not possibly stop spending U.S.taxpayer money. There was a back & forth over the legal arguments, & the W.H. decision was....q

....followed, and then it was withdrawn. The Democrats argument for impeachment has not gotten stronger over the last few weeks. As Senator Josh Hawley just said, he’s going to enter a Motion to Dismiss the Impeachment Trial because it’s never actually been brought to trial.”

KevlarKid

#ManiDintTorchHimself

MissMarple2

Leaving for a bit. Got to run some errands.

LOTS of stuff on Twitter, so if you have ab account, keep an eye on it!

Tom R

I don’t know what’s better. Hollywood tears over a dead terrorist or Iranian tears.

https://twitter.com/heshmatalavi/status/1213026046590754817?s=21

henry

#ManiNewYearRocketingStart

Tom R

No blue check mark so don’t know if it’s really him. Further evidence even Trump supporters are watching two different movies.

https://twitter.com/felixsater/status/1212949633695129601?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

I don't have a scorecard so can't keep track of the players.
What role did Felix Sater play in all this again?

The Infamous Ignatz

--You can bet Air Intel have their bomb maps out with a big red circle around Kharg Island. Destroy that and you will have plunged Iran into the Mother of Depressions.--

Trump is unlikely to do something to set up a run on oil, nor should he. There are many ways to squeeze Iran that do not entail harming us.

The Infamous Ignatz

What happens when your primary news source appears to be the New York Times?
You write sentences like this;

"And Since You Ask: Team Trump, or the head of it, only recently abandoned the Syrian Kurds."

Melinda

DJT wouldn't destroy the fastest way for the Iranian people to recover their prosperity from the Mullahs. But cutting off the Mullahs access to prosperity he has done.

Tom R

Iggy @ 12:38

Who knows really. That's the great thing about Spygate. So many plot twists that its impossible to know with 100% certainty who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. The initial thought was that Sater was a criminal mob informant under the control of Loretta Lynch and she used him to spy on Trump by way of Michael Cohen.

Extraneus

It'd be nice to see Iranians looking like this again.

https://www.vintag.es/2015/01/20-color-photographs-showing-beautiful.html

Dave (in MA)

My first year of college was 78/79. My engineering classes were full of Iranians who dressed like that. Most of them disappeared by the time I was a sophomore; I guess the money pipeline dried up.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"Tehran Rose" gets the pushback she deserves.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/01/03/you-do-not-apologize-for-me-rose-mcgowen-dragged-like-weve-never-seen-dragged-before-for-off-the-charts-insane-dear-iran-tweet/

The Infamous Ignatz

I said this;
--Trump, like Reagan, has made almost no effort to roll back the welfare state...--

Ext said this [or his link did];
--Sept. 2019: Total Trump food-stamp cuts could hit up to 5.3 million households--

That's the problem. By 'roll back the welfare state' I mean the concept and existence of one, not its size. I know Trump can't simply disband SNAP or whatever it's called, but the effort is never made to educate people that the Feds have zero power to even create SNAP in the first place.
Unless and until the GOP, and the right in general decide they want to dedicate themselves to restoring actual Federalism, which is the essence of our Republic, we will be playing on the prog's home field and the GOP will rightly be called the tax collectors for the welfare state.

KevlarKid

#thankJimmuhCarter

Jane

OL,

That's just terrible. But I admit, I laughed.

TK,

Yes. I may have located the airbag, on the side of the disposal. But I'm a little afraid to unscrew it.

Jane

Schumer wasn't told? Wow, no opportunity to tell the Iranians. How rude.

The Infamous Ignatz

--I may have located the airbag, on the side of the disposal.--

Your garbage disposal has a steering wheel? :)

Jane,
The air gap is that little metal bump an inch or two in diameter and two or three inches high sitting right next your faucet on top of your sink. It has drain holes and serves as a sort of anti-siphon valve for your dishwasher.
Did you watch TK's link?

Extraneus

Schumer's first call would have been to Kerry, who has Zarif on speed dial.

Tom R

Trump, like Reagan, has made almost no effort to roll back the welfare state...

Although Reagan was well known for advocating for limited government and fiscal conservatism, my understanding is that since he grew up during the Great Depression he understood and accepted the value of the Social Security program and the welfare state it created.

Extraneus

Good riddance, but also God help us.

My mother emigrated from Iran in her 20s, to forge a better life for herself. 1/

— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) January 3, 2020

...

Iran is smart and strategic and all over the world. Iran isn’t an irrational actor, but they have the pride of a 5,000 year old culture. I fear they are going to hit back in a way to remind America that they are a real and independent country.

I hope I’m wrong. 2/

— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) January 3, 2020
John S

NatSecLisa. Makes me feel so safe that she is in charge of national security.

Extraneus

Retirement Home Worker Claims to Help Kill Trump Supporters, Investigation Kicks Off

Hey, I work in a retirement home and care for lots of trump supporters in their last days. I can tell you with certainty that 11 people (all verified trump supporters) could have been resuscitated/prevented from falling had I taken the appropriate measures.

I am literally letting you f***ers die off. These people vote like 100% of the time so it counts. Here’s the really sick part. Everytime I come on The Donald (r/thedonald) and see something that f***ing disgusts me (e.g. “It’s OKay to be White” postings) I note it and then take it out on a trump supporter in the home I work at (for example I have loaded food with diuretics, withheld medicine and simple [sic] provided the wrong the incorrect medicine).

Look, I know I am a sick pup… but so are each of you. I just wanted to let you know what I do cause I saw your post from today and I chose to watch a person die in response.

I hate you and hope to care for your family soon.

Tom R

This is awesome.

https://twitter.com/jessekellydc/status/1213070789446123520?s=21

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