Memeorandum


Powered by TypePad

« Bring On The Verdict! | Main | Caucus Night Open Thread »

February 02, 2020

Comments

boris

Super Sunday KC and the sunshine band.

anonamom

Reading about "happy to be quarantined" Americans in the 9:30 post above
Jim sunny--is the self-quarantine your wife is doing meaning that none of you are leaving the house until her two weeks of possible incubation are up?

That is a WHOLE lot of togetherness!

KC for us too.

The Infamous Ignatz

--cnn-reports-that-president-trump-not-expected-to-apologize-after-his-acquittal-in-senate--

LOL
They expect a guy acquitted to apologize but not the troop of red butted mandrills that turned the country upside down with a show trial of lies designed to cover their actual crimes.
Maybe the shooting starts when people simply run out of words to describe how vile the would-be tyrants are.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/PacificReports/status/1223979612541030400

This is a good summary of what's wrong with the House impeachment case, and it doesn't even mention Schiff or Nadler.

jimmyk

The Salena Zito piece linked last night: “wisconsin-voters-are-warming-to-trump-despite-impeachment” is kind of a Fox Butterfield.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Believe the woman? Unconditionally? That’s crazy.

Amber-Heard-admits-hitting-ex-husband-Johnny-Depp-pelting-pots-pans-tape--

She sounds like a classic case of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Had to start laughing the other day as I listened to a Youtube psychologist describe the almost endless list of objects patients of his had described throwing at significant others.

henry

Palindrome day. 02022020

The Infamous Ignatz

--Iggy, one of these days Clarice is going to abandon the "fair use" rules and just ghost write a column for you.--

I'd be happy if she just corrected my typos and grammatical errors...which she's welcome to do. :)

MissMarple2

Ezra Levant
🍁
@ezralevant
·
52m
BREAKING: Justin Trudeau announces that all media will now need licenses. Spoiler alert: not a word of objection from Conservative MPs. Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/licensing-for-media-companies-in-canada-would-likely-be-proportionate-heritage-minister-1.4792838

henry

Miss M, seems fair. Dogs need licenses too.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"What happened to the California pledge to be first?" (In the primary calendar)

Beats me. But Iowa is a caucus not a primary.
And isn't New Hamster special in some way too?
I think CA wanted to be the first primary or, failing that, in the first group of primaries.

The Infamous Ignatz

It's a good thing dumb-as-a-brick sheep have all that thick wool.
Not sure how the population of Canada would survive in that climate of theirs otherwise.

MissMarple2

I am putting this up again because it makes me happy. Scavino grabbed it from footage of the crowd waiting in line for the Iowa rally. Video at the link.

#KeepAmericaGreat2020🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/GpTygflvgJ

— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) February 2, 2020
boris

Double palindrome 20200202
Military date order

Jack is Back!

Will France do its usual 2nd half collapse and let England back in the game?

17-0 with 15 mins to go 1st half. Some compelling tackling but England just gives up the ball too much.

henry

@mikebloomberg

Looks like our ads are keeping you up at night. We've got one in particular you should watch today.

==========
responding to a Trump tweet

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/02/02/fight-fight-fight-john-cusacks-absolute-meltdown-over-the-dnc-trying-to-stop-bernie-sanders-looks-super-bad-for-democrats/

You Wisconsin people (and maybe Chicago, too) be careful! These people are angry and nuts!

WARNING - BAD LANGUAGE!

henry

@WSJ

Thousands of Hong Kong hospital workers voted to press ahead with a five-day strike starting Monday

Jane

"Palindrome day. 02022020"

Love it!

The Infamous Ignatz

Another data point why "democracy" isn't a very good idea but a self governing republic is if liberty and freedom are your actual goals;
The best and worst countries for democracy.
Canada, where you can't own a handgun and that thinks you need a government approved license to write about it, ranks higher than the US, as does the one party state of South Africa and the sorrowful Norway currently slowly committing suicide via lethal islamic injection, and many other quasi-socialist states with left wing Overton slots that can no longer even be honestly be described as windows.

henry

London police shot a guy that got stabby. Declaring it a terrorist related incident. Not much reported yet.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Amom: "is the self-quarantine your wife is doing meaning that none of you are leaving the house"

No. She's working from home in our guest room. She's in the house and allowed to putter about in the back yard. The kid still attends school and activities. I'm retired so not required to be out and about, but continuing grocery shopping. I made a relatively large buy so we can hole up if needed. The kid and I are not wearing masks.
No socializing (movies, dinners out, meals with friends, ...). No ... errr ... conjugal activities LOL. Gifts brought back for friends and coworkers will gather dust till the 2 weeks pass.

The virus was not widespread where she was. No reports of infection among her family and friends. She did not go out at all in China, only spent time with close family. All home cooked meals. I figure her biggest danger was the flight back which had a layover in Taipei.

I'm currently not panicked enough to demand the daughter wear a mask to school. So far, I'm not wearing a mask but I do feel pangs of guilt over that ...

What do you think? Restaurants sometimes have a "soft opening" to test out a reduced menu and allow staff to practice. I'm thinking of this as a "soft quarantine". We've much reduced our interactions but definitely not a strict medical quarantine at this time.

The Infamous Ignatz

I sometimes appreciate Zerohedge's variety of viewpoints but the article below is why I had to take a break from linking them at all a while back;
Rewriting History Of World War II Is Ominous Warning
It uses a couple of people mistakenly saying that the US or UK liberated Auschwitz to sing a love song to the mighty but tender Red Army of Soviets that played only benevolent and heroic role in Great Patriotic War.
The title is oh so correct, but not in the way the authors meant.
What next, forget the anti-semitism, let's just go with actual Nazi propaganda at ZH?

Comanche Voter

Well it shapes up to be a good game. But out here in Los Angeles the media, and really much of the citizenry are in a period of mourning and a bit of a shock with the demise of Kobe Bryant. It'll take another week or two for all that to settle down.

And while nobody much is or was watching the Sham Wow Show in the Senate, you would get bits and snippets on the radio or the TV--a buzzing noise like blow flies hovering over rotting carrion.

But while the Dems are hyperventilating over the entirely predictable outcome in the Senate (weak case, lousy presentation and the "jury" voters are stacked against conviction) you ain't seen nothing yet. Trump has bought two commercials in the Super Bowl. I predict Defcon Two Level Howls Of Democrat Outrage this evening after seeing the commercials.

Another Bob

Yep Ig. Gotta pay attention to the “via” at the top.

Here’s who the “Strategic Culture” people are: https://www.strategic-culture.org/contributors/

GUS

Miss M, not to worry about MILWAUKEE. Our LIBTARD MAYOR reduced the size of the POLICE FORCE by 60, going into the CONVENTION. He did ask you and the FEDERAL government to pay $50,000,000.00 to pay for security. You can't make this shit up.

MissMarple2

Bloomberg probably won't get a response to his tweet for a few hours.

I figure President Trump is out on the golf course.

MissMarple2

GUS,

Did I read that right? FIFTY MILLION?

Wait 'til Homeland Security tells the President! HA! He will blow his stack!

GUS

I though Obama's Uncle liberated Auschwitz or some ting.
Note the WA.COMPOST makes excuses for Obama's ignorance of HISTORY and his ignorance of his WHITE GREAT UNCLE.

That may be a fact, the RNC noted gleefully -- but only if Obama's uncle served in the Red Army of Joseph Stalin, which liberated Auschwitz Jan. 27, 1945. The Obama campaign says the mistake was not as horrific as it might seem. His uncle was there at the liberation of Buchenwald. Obama just confused the names of the concentration camps.

MissMarple2

GUS,

They sound so similar, don't they?

Of course, one begins with A and one with B, but other than that....

GUS

Fitty Million is correct. Unfortunately Congress has set aside 100 million for security at the 2 conventions. ABSURD. 2012 the 2 conventions cost taxpayers $136.5 MILLLLLLION dollars.
18+ million went to each party directly. It is hard to fathom where the money goes.

MissMarple2

@WarRoom2020
Bannon: @realDonaldTrump
is right: This is the crime of the century. There was an attempted coup.

We must bring the whistleblower, @RepAdamSchiff
& the entire apparatus before the American people
========================================
I agree, but not during impeachment. I am hopeful this indicates the President's thinking, or at least AG Barr's.

MissMarple2

GUS,

I can fathom where the money goes. Security banquets, security cocktails, security call girls....

Jack is Back!

England getting their asses handed to them by a young French team.

22-0 with 26 mins left.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

Almost every "index" showing American "decline" like the one at Zero Hedge includes non-statistical, PC "standards."

Advanced economies like Japan and the U.S. also found themselves in the “flawed democracies” category. According to the report, the persistent success of anti-establishment parties (on the left and the right) was partly to blame for the “decline in the quality of democracy.” Japan, which is rated negatively because of inaction on gender inequality, actually made improvements but still “has a long way to go.” The U.S., finally, lost points because of political gridlock and the partisan nature of the political system.

We may be a so-called "flawed" democracy (yes, I know we're a Republic) but the above is not why. "Anti-establishment" is probably more accurate than the dread "Populist" label, although I'd argue our ratings should get a boost from that, not a demerit. Lord knows, there's no gridlock in France, right? I'd be willing to bet that the EU doesn't figure into any of the Economist's calculations, but I haven't checked out the underlying document. Why would I?

GUS

Yes JMH, and our economy is worse than Jimmy Carters. These reeeeetards have no idea what they are talking about.
I bet they have CREDENTIALS.

henry

JMH, if we are such a lousy place, why do all the migrants try to get here? Why not go to one of these Edens the globalists crow about? (Perhaps they are trying to escape those spots).

MissMarple2

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/whats-going-on-with-kevin-spaceys-accusers/

Four have died.

MissMarple2

#Breaking | Terror attack in #London: Several stabbed and man shot dead in #Streatham - images appear to show the man wearing something resembling a suicide vest. https://t.co/UYeH761tdv pic.twitter.com/i4cDv88g9l

— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) February 2, 2020

Video at link. Some guy on Twitter says it's only a few minutes until they blame it on Brexit.

The Infamous Ignatz

JM,
It never occurs to "the Establishment", parts of which almost always produce schlock like that I linked, might just be a tad bit anti-democratic itself.
Which of course also flies in the face of their awarding demerits for political gridlock and partisan divides.
Apparently a true democracy and true freedom is one in which all the little Stepford boys and girls get up and brush their ideological teeth and comb their political hair in just the same way and step out the front door at the same time and go vote in exactly the same people over and over so they can all progress together in a very democratic way because it's a beautiful world we live in, a sweet romantic place...

Jack is Back!

The great Jonny May has 2 try’s to bring England back to a 24-14 score. Is this another French 2nd half meltdown?

JM Hanes

GUS:

You'd think that Scarborough would be embarrassed to make a statement like that, but every time I think the neverTrumpers can't get any more self-deluding, they prove me wrong.

In general, I'm not a big fan of Confucius, but one of the fundamental Confucian virtues is the ability to feel shame (not guilt, but shame) and we're seeing how destructive the absence of the necessary, foundational, self-reflection can be.

Melinda

Nice EU priorities. Going to visit the paymaster?

https://news.yahoo.com/eu-foreign-policy-chief-first-061621134.html?soc_src=strm&soc_trk=tw

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Biden support collapsing amongst Black Americans.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-south-carolina-poll-is-a-disaster-for-joe-biden

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/engineer-at-us-defense-contractor-charged-for-taking-missile-defense-secrets-to-china_3224122.html

Raytheon, which is in California.

Jack is Back!

The Economist is about as progressive as NY Times and WaPo. The rankings with Socialistic Scandinavian countries is not a surprise.

GUS

Jack, did you see the STERLING foul on DELE???
VAR was invoked, no RED CARD given.

Scrap the whole f@#$ing VAR experiment. ABSOLUTELY 100% definite red card.

henry

Somebody is a wee bit sensitive

@ddale8

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign says there is no basis for Trump’s claim - which Trump made both on Twitter and rather angrily in his Super Bowl interview with Hannity - that Bloomberg is trying to get a box to stand on at debates. #journalism #factchecking

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"sing a love song to the mighty but tender Red Army of Soviets that played only benevolent and heroic role in Great Patriotic War"

Never forget the Katyn Forest massacre.
Never forget the Warsaw Uprising and the Russians allowing Germany to kill the desperate Polish fighters

Neo

With its ad, "PETA colonized the Black Lives Matter Movement; disrespected Colin Kaepernick's protest against injustice, and made a mockery of 400 years of systemic oppression by comparing Black lives to grizzly bears and bald eagles."

GUS

JMH. I agree about Confucius, he had Father like common sense. Scarborough posed with Dumbshitski as she was in a soft porn pose. He had an intern die of a head injury in his office, he went from pretend Conservative to complete libtard idiot.

SHAME is not in his DNA.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/nytmike/status/1223639207224258560/photo/1

The defensive coordinator for Brown University sent the above message to a reporter.

I would say people are fed up with the media and leftists.

Captain Hate

Somebody is a wee bit sensitive

The first rule of combating a troll is never let him/her know how much they've gotten through to you.

matt - deplore me if you must

In the Telly today a let wing Israeli pointed out that just about everyone in that country is behind the peace plan. Not that it will go anywhere with the Palestinians. There is a disgust with the Palestine Authority that really is complete now.

Palestine: never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

JMH, how did you come to accumulate deep knowledge of Confucius and Korean culture, etc?

JM Hanes

JiB:

I happened to be in London when the England won the World's Cup, back in the 60's. I'd hate to think what might have happened if you were out on the streets that night and didn't know the final score! I'd never been in a city gone wild before.

Threadkiller

Mini Mike most certainly can’t get a box to stand on now. Hahahaha!

This is the 4D stuff from Trump that I appreciate.

matt - deplore me if you must

Just a thought; let's stop using the word progressive.

They are anything but. They are Marxists or socialists. They are Luddites. They have fascist tendencies. They are monkey wrenchers, There is not a hint of progress about them.

We need a new word for them.

MissMarple2

Here's the Bloomberg spokesman, who is escalating things, if you ask me:

Alex Burns
@alexburnsNYT
Bloomberg spox @juliewood
responds to Trump:

"The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan."

henry

CH, the funny part is now miniMike will have stand on level ground... I wonder if the media will show his platform shoes?

Jack is Back!

JMH,

That was soccer. I’m watching Rugby. 6 Nations.

GUS,

Now that France has won, I am watching Spurs v MC.

Captain Hate

Bloomberg is having a Super Bowl of meltdown.

JM Hanes

Jim, Sunny:

I started watching Korean historical sagas on the tube when I was a little depressed about a project which fell through (after I used up all the "gritty" Scandinavian crime dramas), and one thing just led to another. I began trying to nail down locations in time and space (maps!), and then I wondered why on earth nobody ever defended themselves against false accusations that were wrecking their lives.... Eventually you have to start looking at China too, and Japan.

I'm not sure why I've found it so engaging. Aside from those with business interests in Asia, it seems to me that most laymen get hooked by Oriental mysticism or philosophy first, but my trajectory was completely different. I'd say I'm more familiar than knowledgeable, though.

GUS

I use LIBTARDS or FULL COMMIES. They want us to call them PROGRESSIVES. They are the ENEMY of AMERICA.

JM Hanes

JiB:

Well, I'm afraid I've never been i London when England toppled anybody in rugby.

GUS

The replay shows a red card. Intent is not necessary.

clarice

OK, iggy, i'll sharpen my red pen . You can keep reading my mind though.

JM Hanes

"The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan."

Anybody expressing horror at how quickly Bloomberg sunk to Trump's level? Of course not. I don't think he's just being over-sensitive here, though. I think he's working hard to make Bloomberg vs Trump the de facto contest, as though winning the nomination is a foregone conclusion. I expect he'll spend most of his time in the debate attacking the President and not the other candidates, while I wouldn't be surprised to see them attacking him.

When you look at the competition, I do think Bloomberg is the best potential candidate they've go. He's not insane and he's actually run things, like a huge business and a huge city. I think a lot of Democrats would heave a big sigh of relief.

Buckeye

Saw a bald eagle flying over the river this morning.

They are making a comeback in Ahia!

Jack is Back!

JMH,

England only won one Rugby World Cup and that was 2003. WC is dominated by Southern Hemisphere teams. New Zealand 3 times, same for South Africa, and Australia twice.

clarice

sharing my correspondence with the FB twits who've banned me for 24 hrs:

This post goes against our Community Standards
CLOSED
ACTIVITY

About your post
Today at 1:48 AM
No one else can see your post.
https://i2.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2020/01/82915492_458117708411090_6373855089307680768_n.jpg?resize=400%2C300&ssl=1

We're reviewing your post
Today at 7:52 AM
Your post is in review.

We confirmed your post didn't follow the Community Standards
Today at 12:04 PM
We reviewed your post again and it doesn't follow our Community Standards.

Buckeye

Bloomie may have 20 times the money Trump has, but he doesn’t have 1/100 the following.

Can you imagine him trying to campaign in West Virginia or Oklahoma?

GUS

Hey Shrimpy Bloomberg....Trump isn't lying about the economy.

Captain Hate

When you look at the competition, I do think Bloomberg is the best potential candidate they've go. He's not insane and he's actually run things, like a huge business and a huge city. I think a lot of Democrats would heave a big sigh of relief.

All true but it sends a terrible message to the base that they had to go to the other party to find a credible candidate.

henry

Bloomberg would deny big gulps and snack foods to EBT card users... thus losing the entire urban vote.

sbwaters

JMH: In general, I'm not a big fan of Confucius

I am. But it is necessary to put his writing as compiled by others in the context of 2,500 years distance from us. Use what makes sense to you and discard the rest.

clarice

He's said that taxes should hit the poorest more because otherwise they just spend their income on self-destructive things. The ad would take 3 minutes to run.

clarice

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/02/02/gerhardt-the-entire-white-house-defense-team-will-face-bar-charges/?fbclid=IwAR3RvPB8HysVKGA3RuNYhf_tvFv28OqACNV05JPkgmzk-nBhWHP1mrqfdQc

henry

The Bar seems to be another activist lefty organization pretending to be moderate and fair.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Who ever thought we'd see a day when clarice, of all people, would be so swept up by Trump fever that she'd run wild and be banned from Facebook?

That she'd more or less self-identify with hoarders, wreckers, kulaks and hooligans?

It's a watershed moment ...

GUS

They didn't mention SCHIFF and the BAR. Remember he has evidence that TRUMP conspired and colluded with RUSSIA, and he never had contact with the FAUX WHISTLEBLOWER.

A war is coming.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I've learned a bit about China now but still deeply ignorant about Korea.
It's fascinating to think of the pressures on a culture whose closest neighbors are ... the colossal titans China, Russia and Japan.

How were the Koreans able to survive all those centuries?

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wild-michael-bloombergs-5-trillion-tax-hike-proposal-moderate-compared-to-bernie-sanders-and-elizabeth-warren

They are all nuts.

Narciso

Well the soviets trained the german arny and the molotov pact, kept the bulk 9f forces focused on the allies so

Jack is Back!

If ever had doubts on the left’s “win at any cost” strategy and mind-set, I give you Facebook’s childish rejection of Clarice’s meme and Professor Gearhard’s opinion. Evil isn’t strong enough attribute.

Jane

Clarice,

It looks like someone has got it in for you.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-criticizes-d-day-soldiers-for-lack-of-diversity

"Ugh, look at all these cisgendered males," the CNN opinion piece read. "At some point, you have to ask yourself which is worse: living under Hitler's regime or getting rescued by straight, white males."

MissMarple2

I can't find it now, but there was a comment in one of the replies about Bloomberg that said he got all of his money from a monopoly of the data carried in ticker-tape machines and that he hates construction.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

The Babylon Bee is a treasure.

Captain Hate

MiniMike and his toadies are having a Super Bowl level meltdown at DJT trolling him about standing on a box at the debates.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 02, 2020 12:18 PM (y7DUB)

Suppose - and I know this is way too far down the road, and doesn't have any realistic chance of ever happening, but suppose - that it's October and Bloomie is the Dem Nominee and he and Trump are having a televised Debate. How great would it be for Trump to pull out a little orange crate and stand on it, and then start laughing???
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 02, 2020 01:23 PM (V2Yro)

Narciso

I read bruce cumings two volumes on korea, its as helpful as reading john reed or harrison salisbury, except that it does illustrate the north korea sense of alienation and paranoia

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I hate it when I click through to the Bee site.
I just sit and chortle at headlines.

https://babylonbee.com/news/thanks-to-new-laws-veggietales-finally-introduces-new-cannabis-character
Thanks To New Laws, VeggieTales Finally Introduces New Cannabis Character

“Mike and I have had this character in our back pockets since college,” Phil Vischer said at a press conference. “America wasn’t ready for Cannabis Carl then, but they’ve finally come around.” Mike Nawrocki, the voice of Larry the Cucumber also commented with a long, drawn-out, high-pitched giggle. His eyes appeared red.

Vischer and Narwocki say they have more characters in store for when all drugs become legalized, including a wizard mushroom named Morlock. “Bible college was a pretty crazy time for us, but eventually God uses all things to his glory,” Vischer said.

The new episode featuring Cannabis Carl will be released on the newest Netfix VeggieTales series titled “VeggieTales In the Haze.” Cannabis Carl will debut with his song “God Made All The Plants, Dude”

GUS

ERrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr straight white males DID SAVE THE WORLD from Hitler dumb fucks.

clarice

Heh, Jim--FB also suggested they thought from that post of the metal plug in ring I might be suicidal and offered suggestions..ROFL

Jack is Back!

Forget Jen Rubin and Jim Acosta, here is the most deranged person in the media - Lawrence O'Donnell. How could I foget this moon-bat?

https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/lawrence-odonnell-trump-may-have-killed-soleimani-to-influence-bolton-not-to-testify-to-the-senate/

Narciso

Um auschwitz was in polamd so it would be more logical for the red army to get there first than so dachau or nordhausen

GUS

Obama had no clue. He heard from his whore Mommmy that Uncle Soandso was at Auschwitz, then he went out and smoked a bowl.

MissMarple2

Thread about how they trapped General Flynn and why he was so important. Melinda will want to read down to where a new guy comes on and posts an Interfax letterhead with a link.

"KYIV. Nov 20 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion by the "family" of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party."

(I got curious and clicked on over to the above.)

Thread:

https://twitter.com/RoscoeBDavis1/status/1223994267523256320

Jack is Back!

St. John's, Newfoundland, is experiencing a bout with global warming. I lived there for 2 years as a kid and remember the snow blizzards but nothing like this one:)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/blizzard-2020-photos-1.5434364

clarice

Heh--via Insty:https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/02/01/neera-tanden-rashida-tlaibs-booing-of-hillary-at-sanders-rally-just-another-example-of-white-male-rage-and-misogyny/

The comments to this entry are closed.

Wilson/Plame