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February 05, 2020

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peter

Senate speeches start at 4 PM, vote starts afterwards.

peter

Congratulations to the poster above who is first.

MissMarple2

Brought over from the the end of the last thread, and referencing an article clarice posted by Angelo Codevilla in "American Greatness":

clarice,

I don't have as negative a view as Codevilla. It seems to me that President Trump has pulled aside the veil on a bunch of institutions.

Television networks have lost their luster. The moniker of "fake news" has struck a chord with millions of Americans. Confidence in reporting has plummeted.

No one is really paying attention to the Academy awards or the Emmy Awards any more. People don't go to the movies the way they used to, and a lot of them don't watch TV at all, so who cares?

Scandals in the Church and in Academia has made us less susceptible to their influence. Watching the impeachment fiasco has made us question how Congress operates and the type of people we elect.

Of course things won't get back to the way they used to be 40 years ago. However, things can move closer to that goal, and there is a lot of improvement that can be done. I am not giving up, and I find Codevilla's article too accepting of the status quo.

Buckeye

I have a hard time believing the Dem establishment will get behind Booty Gig.

Pun not necessarily intended.

Threadkiller

Senate speaches started at 9:30 eastern:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbPF6ptGLnI

MissMarple2

Call-in to C-SPAN from Mississippi about the SOTU:

"I thought it was disgusting," Darla in Mississippi says of Nancy Pelosi tearing up President Trump's #SOTU speech.

"It was odd" to watch Democrats "just sitting over there, never standing, never clapping for anything that might be good for the country. I don't understand it." pic.twitter.com/Zz35qmu1pM

— Trump War Room - Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 5, 2020

Video and audio at the link.

Jane

What a GREAT week - and it’s only Wednesday! What a GREAT President and it’s only his first term!

JohnH

Buckeye, when do you leave on your trip?

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/05/impeachment-theater-could-not-have-gone-worse-for-democrats/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Our own RattlerGator gets a shout out at the end of this piece.
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/02/pelosi-hurt-american-women.html

The Infamous Ignatz

--I don't have as negative a view as Codevilla.--

As maryrose might say, his view isn't negative, just realistic, which I think for all of us means the more something agrees with us the more realistic it is.
But I was about to suggest people read the article, if they hadn't already;
Facing Up To the Revolution.

-- It seems to me that President Trump has pulled aside the veil on a bunch of institutions.--

True. Trump is Toto. But unlike the Emerald City, in our very own Merde Metropolis the institutional wizards don't contritionally bow their heads and admit they're all frauds. They double, triple and quadruple down on holding power and dig their long claws in to the point mere revelation of their fraud and illegitimacy has no effect.
Either the claws have to be broken off or the brain stem sending the signal to hold on has to be severed to get them out of our lives.
We have not yet begun to fight.

henry

looks like nascar.

Barstool Sports @barstoolsports
25m

The Chiefs parade is chaos right now pic.twitter.com/W2g5dBpHAc

https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1225069691091275776

henry


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

“The Democrats want to run a Country, and they can’t run a Caucus.” Brad Blakeman @FoxNews Iowa is a complete disaster for the Dems. They should bring in Mini Mike Bloomberg ASAP!

sbwaters

I’d settle for a rule of law with equitable application to all miscreants.

Buckeye

JohnH

Leave on Saturday.

Melinda

Multiple video shots of KC car chase.

https://sports.yahoo.com/police-chase-happens-on-chiefs-super-bowl-parade-route-144334112.html

Barbara

When you think about it, the Democrat Impeachment Debacle, the Iowa Caucuses Catastrophe, and the Nancy Pelosi meltdown along with her sisters dressed in white at the State of the Union last night tells us all we need to know about the Democrat party today. It's completely out of sync with the American people, our values and our goals.

My hope is that this is the beginning of the end of that party, and that its remnants will splinter off into unimportant minority factions until they completely fade away.

Melinda

Didn't know this was ongoing.....:

CBP Arizona
@CBPArizona
7th and final individual charged with Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder was extradited to the U.S. to face charges. @TheJusticeDept

https://twitter.com/CBPArizona/status/1225068414193922051

Extraneus

Has Kevin McCarthy called for the censure of Pelosi yet?

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/02/05/nolte-democrats-sit-and-pout-over-the-thriving-state-of-our-union/

Melinda

Everybody owns a piece of the IA action, it seems:

CSM
@usacsmret
Steyer and Pelosi Poured Money into Firm Behind Botched Iowa App freebeacon.com/politics/steye…

https://twitter.com/usacsmret/status/1225071331584217089

Acronym, the dark-money group behind the mobile app that derailed the news cycle by causing widespread delays in the Iowa caucus results, received funding from the political operations of Tom Steyer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, financial records reveal.

Marlene

I don't think this has been mentioned. ABC will televise a Democrat debate from St. Anselm College on Friday night. David Muir and little Georgie will moderate. By Friday night,let's hope there are more Dem debacles to be discussed.

JohnH

I ask as I will be in Worthington Fri-Mon. I’m sure your busy getting ready and I have commitments Fri. I’ll be back later in the year to visit the daughter’s family.

matt - deplore me if you must

You'd think it was Jimmy Garopolo in that car.

henry

Keep reminding the BernieBros that little georgie is a Clintonite plant.

MissMarple2

Just got off the phone with my son. He said NONE of his liberal friends called him about the speech, or about the behavior of Pelosi and the other democrats. He said normally they would call to needle, but he said the non-calling told him that they realize they have no leg to stand on with Pelosi's behavior.

He said this reminds him of when I left the democrat party (which he remembered because he was 11). It was in the Carter era, and I had gotten fed up with gas lines, high taxes, Carter acting like nothing could be done, etc. The last straw was when he cancelled a proposed tax rebate.

That was it. I pulled the lever for Reagan and the GOP.

Marlene

There is supposed to be some nasty weather in New England the rest of the week. Rain,ice and snow. Ha,that will make the roads really messy for NH campaign events. Except for I-93 and I-89,the roads are secondary roads. Black ice is the worst!

The Infamous Ignatz

Steyer, Soros, Clinton, Pelosi, Bloomberg - all corrupted and truly wealthy progs know collectivism is a joke and you better grease the socialist wheels with as much green lubricant as you can,[preferably a bunch of yokels' money, not your own] just as they did in Iowa.

A true believer like merely corrupt but not very wealthy Sanders doesn't and so he hoards other people's money for his own use.
How's that workin out for you Bernie?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Mini Mike parody ad.
https://mobile.twitter.com/som3thingwicked/status/1224821359370555398

anonamom

Unlike our enemies, our ultimate objective is, as Lincoln said, “peace among ourselves and with all nations.” But what kind of peace we may get depends on the extent to which we may compel our enemies to leave us in peace. And for that, we must do unto them more and before they do unto us.

Codevilla, from clarice's 9:31

https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/04/facing-up-to-the-revolution/

MissMarple2

https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/04/disgrace-speaker-pelosi-rips-up-trumps-speech-after-masterful-sotu-address/

Nancy knows he won re-election last night.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

A still from the Mini Mike ad

MissMarple2

Another glimpse of the Iowa Caucus, video at the link:

This is when you know she's a keeper. @kimguilfoyle's protective instincts cause her to react. @DonaldJTrumpJr she's a keeper... pic.twitter.com/jt8NSObv1M

— Roscoe B Davis🎖⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@RoscoeBDavis1) February 5, 2020

Another example of how people think of the Trumps as family. I don't think any other presidential son would get advice on keeping his fiancee! LOL!

Jack is Back!

Supposed to be a big winter storm headed for New England and the Eastern seaboard. Frederick was to start his mini 4 day break on Thursday but the school is going to start it today. He and I have 2 colleges to visit on Friday.

The SOTU thread was great. I didn't stay up for the address but lived it through the JOM comment board.

Saw this headline below the KC Car chase article:)

"Morant, Grizzlies don’t seem to want Iggy around anymore"

Fine, we'll take him.

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
2m

lol!!! Bloomberg Used Box to Boost Height as NYC Mayor, Documents Show

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1225089313735675909

peter

correction to my above post: vote on impeachment starts at 4 PM, speeches explaining why are on now.

MissMarple2

Frank Luntz reporting on his focus group's findings following the #SOTU:

"I’m afraid that the people who report the news are actually missing what the voters themselves are saying...

"We had two undecided voters. They moved toward Trump after this speech was done." pic.twitter.com/V9S15BeBwg

— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) February 5, 2020

Video at the link.

henry

Moar DNC fun.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
5m

BYE! Bice: Leaders of 2020 DNC Host Committee FIRED

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1225091355782844421

henry

one more CEO exiting.

CNBC @CNBC
1m

Jeff Weiner to step down as LinkedIn CEO and become executive chairman cnb.cx/39lPwmT

henry

CNBC @CNBC
5m

WHO says coronavirus cases surged overnight: 'Most cases in a single day since the outbreak started' cnb.cx/2GWeKf9

The Infamous Ignatz

Look at this pic from henry's link;

LOL
His little soap box is on drawer slides so it can be hidden away.
Does anyone really want a pygmy who would need a booster seat for Air force One?

Buckeye

I ask as I will be in Worthington Fri-Mon. I’m sure your busy getting ready and I have commitments Fri. I’ll be back later in the year to visit the daughter’s family.

Roger that JohnH.

Buckeye

I ask as I will be in Worthington Fri-Mon. I’m sure your busy getting ready and I have commitments Fri. I’ll be back later in the year to visit the daughter’s family.

Roger that JohnH.

henry

more winning.

The January ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 55.5%, up from 54.9% in December.

https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2020/02/ism-non-manufacturing-index-increased.html

Melinda

Watch out for the annual revisions in that, henry.

henry

Melinda, sure. random number generator in many ways.

kiwinews

Woke up still angry. That *studied* insult last night really tore it - FOR ME. It was planned, it was low, it was done with those same unfocussed eyes & bland botoxed expression - it was vile.
This is the leader of the people who are supposedly so shocked at TRUMP’s insulting behavior? That's why after lurking since 2003 - back when Peter in the UK and I were in the same time zone, I'm stepping out and into the fight here in Georgia. Not on this blog, but IRL. Thank you for your advice on how to do it.
- Kiwinews
(Jane - took my Nom de Internet from my long-gone wee doggie of that name, get a touch every time I see the present Kiwi mentioned)

GUS

Poor Bloomberg, not tall enough for the roller coaster at the county fair.

Melinda

Actually, as a private # generator, their fudge frosting has a lighter touch than any of the Fed data. I ignore the ADP data because of Zandi's lies about the methodology every month.

MissMarple2

Look at this!

Not only the Independents, but that 30% of Democrats is nothing to sneeze at!

Dave (in MA)

Seen on Twitter,
"Who ripped it better?"

Accompanied by pictures of Pelosi ripping up the speech and Swalwell floating an air biscuit.

GUS

Maybe they could share those MIRACLE COUNTING DEVICES, with California.

Jane

Ahhhh Kiwi, you made my day!

Stick around!

GUS

Remember Swallow-well denying his fart???

He who denied it, supplied it.

GUS

Notice how many FULL COMMIE politicians actually LOOK CREEPY.
Biden, and his cheap awww shucks pretend thing.
Nadler, WHAT THE F#$%, his pants go past his nipples.
Swallow-well. Looks like a teacher who is diddling little boys in the gym locker room.
Schiff, looks like they guy who got the wedgies every day of his life in school.

The Infamous Ignatz

I wasn't sure from the rear view I watched whether Trump even saw Pelosi's proffered paw;

He saw. Heh.

Porchlight

It was planned, it was low, it was done with those same unfocussed eyes & bland botoxed expression - it was vile.

kiwi,

Great description. I'm not sure if this has been posted already, but a sharp eye at The_Donald noticed that Nancy did a little practice rip earlier in the speech:

https://youtu.be/xcv7BvepK64?t=5573

So yeah, super planned. I was wrong that she was triggered by the giant Trump signature on the last page. :)

She's a real POS.

Glad to have you commenting here!

The Infamous Ignatz

Obama Awarded the Medal of Freedom to a Sex Predator, Harvey Milk, But Liberals Are Triggered by Rush Limbaugh's.

One such example of this is Milk's "relationship" with a 16-year-old runaway, Jack Galen McKinley. As told by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts in his 1982 biography of Milk, The Mayor of Castro Street, “Sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure…At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.” Shilts was also a close friend of Milk's and wrote of many of his encounters with teenagers as though there was nothing wrong with them. “Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems,” Shilts wrote.

Now we name ships after pederasts.
They have not yet begun to bugger.

The Infamous Ignatz

--it was done with those same unfocussed eyes & bland botoxed expression--

Nancy Pelosi (D)- Stepford

JM Hanes

Theo (from last night):

"Trump won the first time by energizing the people who agree with him, no matter how much it infuriates those who disagree. Apparently he is going to use the same strategy again."

Your first assertion may well be true, but the second seems utterly counter-factual to me. See Miss Marple's poll graphic at 11:41 for starters. Even Van Jones on CNN recognized that Trump is successfully going after minority voters, something that should have been crystal clear to anyone who listened to Trump's speech, even if it had escaped their attention till then.

I dare say there are any number of things his base is not thrilled with, like the scale of spending he is proposing, for instance. I also think that opposing late-term abortion, per se, is actually a compromise position, acceptable not just to pro-life voters but also to the vast, largely silent, majority of those who might call themselves pro-choice, but who find it horrifying as well.

It seems to me that about the only people who were not included in his outreach are the anti-gun faction and the marxist/socialists. He has done more to expand the Republican base in ways we simply haven't seen before, notwithstanding those fabled Regan democrats.

Comanche Voter

Well Ignatz, was not the British Navy famous for Rum, Sodomy & the Lash! They could have named a frigate Harvey Milk.

But as for Nan The Ripper. There's a months long history there. She said that she has not spoken with Trump since October (which was probably a month or so after she stood up and lectured him at a Cabinet meeting). The picture was on the Internet. She then stormed out of the meeting.

She didn't give the customary "I have the great and high honor of introducing The President Of The United States!" hoo hah when he walked into the House. She just said "The President" as though she was saying, "Eek-a rat!"

Trump may or may not have noticed her extended hand--in any event he didn't shake it.

Who started this little kindergarten spat? I don't know and I don't care.

But her ripping up his "manifesto of mistruths" was not a good look. This round goes to Trump.

Dave (in MA)
Does anyone really want a pygmy who would need a booster seat for Air force One?
He's actually perhaps the least objectionable of the bunch that's running.
henry

He's actually perhaps the least objectionable of the bunch that's running.

Talk about small hurdles.

henry

and they are off, Impeachment II: The Boltoning. (thread)


Manu Raju
@mkraju

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler tells us that House Dems will “likely” subpoena John Bolton and continue with investigations to follow after today.

“I think it’s likely yes,” he told me of issuing a Bolton subpoena.

https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1225073838976831488

The Infamous Ignatz

--Who started this little kindergarten spat? I don't know and I don't care.--

Trump doesn't start spats. He finishes them.
Pretty sure he shook her hand before this lovely display.

The Infamous Ignatz

--He's actually perhaps the least objectionable of the bunch that's running.--

And therefore the worst.
The Bloomberg's of the world will slyly return the frog pot to a slow simmer.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

Posted when we are still 34 comments from the end of the page? Ack!

Old Lurker

Hard to dispute a word Codevilla wrote.

The enemy (harsh word intended to label all those who, knowingly or unknowingly, stand in the way of restoring our Constitutional Republic) we face is not just "the other side" but our friends and family who beg with wringing hands "can't we all just get along?"

THAT will only occur when one side or the other achieves total victory.

So.

No.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

"The Bloomberg's of the world will slyly return the frog pot to a slow simmer."

Not where the 2nd Amendment is concerned. He'll go straight to full boil on that one.

henry

moar OKeefe.

Project Veritas @Project_Veritas
35m

KYLE JUREK, SANDERS CAMPAIGN FIELD ORGANIZER: The billionaire class. The f*cking media, pundits. Walk into that MSNBC studios, drag those motherf**kers out by their hair and light them on fire in the streets.

https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas/status/1225100344394506240

henry

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
45s

The medical system in China’s Hubei province, where the virus broke out in Wuhan, has been overwhelmed, and front-line staff have been forced to turn patients away on.wsj.com/3bgYSBM

John S

Armstrong and Getty on talk radio this morning were putting out the idea that Nancy has learned from Trump--that she would get everyone to talk about the ripping of the speech, and it would drown out talk of the speech itself. I think she may have been thinking along those lines. But it didn't work.

Old Lurker

Wray today: “The failures highlighted in the inspector general report are unacceptable, period. And they cannot be repeated,” Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

“I have already ordered more than 40 corrective actions to our FISA policies and procedures,” Wray continued, adding that he has “gone above and beyond” in outlining what “should be changed” and “can be changed” and can provide “accountability,” “rigor” and “discipline.”

“I do not think anyone has carte blanche to bypass rules, and I intend to make it painfully clear that is unacceptable at the FBI today," he added."

Allow me to beat James to the obvious soapbox:

Note he offers NOTHING to make amends to Carter Paige for the harm done to him by his FBI, nor to punish the offenders, nor does he offer to withdraw ALL or even ANY of the poisonous fruit the Feds got from their crimes.

I told you about that guy when he was nominated and he has never let me down.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Huzzah, kiwinews!!

Pleased to be on the same side with you and nice to be reminded of Peter UK.

James D.

He's actually perhaps the least objectionable of the bunch that's running.

No, he’s absolutely not. He’s a flat-out, unapologetic totalitarian.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Reposting: this is beautifully made!

Mini Mike parody ad.
https://mobile.twitter.com/som3thingwicked/status/1224821359370555398

I don't care about height. I'd vote for Trump in a heartbeat if he was 5' 3".
But it's human nature to taunt adversaries. Not ashamed.

Neo

Best comment from last night:

What were those dudes in the white KKK robes chanting?

JM Hanes

Jim, Sunny:

"the white KKK robes"

Seems pretty insensitive, no? Where are the micro-aggression police?

I figure if I have no idea why they were all wearing white, the average voter has no idea either. Can anybody clue me in?

henry

stopping prosecutors from munging around their files is the most American thing Goolag has ever done.

CNBC @CNBC
9m

Texas AG accuses Google of delaying antitrust investigation and 'pushing us towards a fight'

JM Hanes

Oops, sorry Neo. My last was meant for you.

KevlarKid

if they didnt have to wear red they'd be decked out like the Handmaid's Tale because, you know, this is so scary.

Captain Hate

Greetings from Santa Cruz. Looks like a lot happened when I was in the sky (Atlanta to San Jose in a full plane: not fun; and yes, Atlanta is slightly west of Cleveland).

Still not tired of winning. Those Iowa raw numbers should get the Dominican Skull a lucrative gig at the Clinton Crime Family Foundation after the donks send him packing.

The Infamous Ignatz

--““I have already ordered more than 40 corrective actions to our FISA policies and procedures,”...
...I do not think anyone has carte blanche to bypass rules, and I intend to make it painfully clear that is unacceptable at the FBI today," he added."--

Hey Chris,
Your guys broke the existing rules with impunity and it took an IG to force you to admit even that. And it took pressure from above to force out the few liars and crooks who were.
You don't need more rules. You need fewer crooks and you need to punish the ones you already have. And then you need to resign or be fired yourself.

Captain Hate

I don't care about height. I'd vote for Trump in a heartbeat if he was 5' 3".
But it's human nature to taunt adversaries. Not ashamed.

jimmyk is height challenged but he's a great guy so it's a non issue compared to the good things. I wish I was smaller when flying economy.

Mini Mike is a hectoring prick. If he was a good guy I strongly doubt DJT would troll him on height. He picks his fights intelligently.

KevlarKid

Fire up that LOVE OF COUNTRY and blow the opposition to hell. He fights!

Let It Rain

Captain Hate

if they didnt have to wear red they'd be decked out like the Handmaid's Tale because, you know, this is so scary.

That is such a terrible book. When it first came out I was a member of a science fiction book club and those dorks included it in their monthly offering for some stupid reason *cough* payola *cough*. Reviews quickly came in saying it smelled like ass, so much so that I made sure to mail the DO NOT SEND THIS directive promptly.

All subsequent events have confirmed the wisdom of that.

Captain Hate

Texas AG accuses Google of delaying antitrust investigation and 'pushing us towards a fight'

Why do prosecutors tend to be as dumb as Patterico when it comes to rights of the accused? Antitrust laws are probably all unconstitutional anyway but have been steamrolled through to get at some loathsome targets; but they'd never be used on good people, amirite?

Melinda

KK-

They wore white, just like last time, so the scrolling white type on the teleprompter would be near impossible to read against the white background. A petty move, IMO.

Dave (in MA)
I have a hard time believing the Dem establishment will get behind Booty Gig.
Identity group uber alles. They wouldn't have elected an annoying skinny little commie twerp if he wasn't (half) black.
Captain Hate

Still clueless. And morbidly obese

https://mobile.twitter.com/ewerickson/status/1225046115684364291?s=21

Extraneus

Sen. Doug Jones Will Vote to Impeach Donald Trump

Captain Hate

They wouldn't have elected an annoying skinny little commie twerp if he wasn't (half) black.

Gaylord was extremely fortunate with his opponents.

MissMarple2

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28639320

Headline:

Pete Rose uses Astros saga to ask for reinstatement

Dave (in MA)

True, CH. James D., you described every last one of them.

I think it was Cruz I heard on the radio yesterday who said they took a simple process that consisted of counting the number of people standing under a sign in a gymnasium and writing it down, and replaced it with an "app" that didn't work.

D

Neo:
Another great post.

Melinda

Jackie Speier, who walked out of the SOTU last night, brought an Epstein accuser as her guest.

Interesting: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/epstein-victim-will-be-among-democratic-guests-for-trump-state-of-the-union

KevlarKid

Goodnight, Irene, goodnight.

Acquittal then spittle. Swing the big hammer now, Mr. President.

henry

Loggers are displeased.

patrickmgleason @patrickmgleason
16m

Massive rally at the Oregon statehouse tomorrow in opposition to cap & trade

Beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Timber Unity will organize a procession of logging trucks that will converge on Salem during the legislative session. Protesters plan to rally on the capitol steps.

https://twitter.com/patrickmgleason/status/1225120991791276033

Captain Hate

Using other teams' cheating, which has embarrassed MLB, for his own gain is typical Pete.

Extraneus

RG cited by Don Surber.

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/02/pelosi-hurt-american-women.html

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