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May 11, 2020

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henry

Election results. (NYT). California can be clicked to from here.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/12/us/elections/results-wisconsin-house-district-7-special-general-election.html

MissMarple2

https://www.redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/05/12/very-likely-judge-emmet-sullivan-committed-error-in-connection-with-flynn-sentencing/

Another Bob

And now the 4D crowd thinks Sullivan is baiting the nutters in order to, I don’t know, give them a stern talking to?

Narciso

What are they complaining about, deliberately or not, they have the name, now they can track where is amd sue him inder jasta

Narciso

Yes that blows the tufnel line, another bob.

MissMarple2

https://saraacarter.com/schiff-blocks-release-of-declassified-russia-probe-transcripts-keeping-americans-in-the-dark/amp/

Sara Cartdf is right. The news media is helping. Disgraceful!

MissMarple2

Should read Sara Carter!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The PJM story figured the CA-25 results wouldn't be known for days because of CA's inability to govern itself, AKA, Dem vote fraud.

henry

@judgetroupis

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR IS APPARENTLY INSANE—EVEN CALIFORNIA IS OPENING ITS RESTAURANTS (6 times Wi Population) Governor Gavin Newsom Says Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service deadline.com/2020/05/califo… via @Deadline @VickiMcKenna @GovEvers @davecraigwi @SpeakerVos

https://twitter.com/judgetroupis/status/1260384222398816260?s=21

MissMarple2

Catturd ™
@catturd2
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4m
Breaking ...

Wisconsin Special Election - Republican wins in landslide.

Catsmeat

Hi, Pin--loved the explanation of hue and cry, which was new to me.

Re barbershops, my dad's favorite in Gulfport, FL (small town within St. Petersburg) is Wuz Bill's, so called because it used to belong to a guy named Bill who died. They are open now and breathing fire!

Gosh, Steak and Shake--hang in there! I love Steak and Shake. I know, I know, anonamom! But when one is bad, they are the right people to go to!

Sullivan is being a colossal poophead. I'm sure he has his reasons--not good ones, but reasons.

UNL has confirmed we will be having in-person classes this fall, though subject perhaps to totally stupid regimens. How my husband will conduct the orchestra with social distancing in place, for instance, is a puzzle.

Has anyone seen Dr. J of late? Miss his classical contributions to KJOM.

Narciso

They were already released though, jarrahs name although not his title comes up in another document in 2004, so they are sloppy even in coverups.

henry

MissM, that’s from two weeks ago.

Jane

Didn’t Grenell release them MM?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

May I respectfully suggest the ADL close up shop since it now seems to spend as much time defending Muslims, who tend to delight in persecuting Jews, as it does Jews?

MissMarple2

henry, Jane,

Sorry! I just grabbed the URL and didn't check the dare.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Pooterico's place figures prominently in that latest SWC piece.

Dave (in MA)

It's not from two weeks ago,
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/12/us/elections/results-wisconsin-house-district-7-special-general-election.html

Narciso

Shipwrecked crew has been batting about 950, he didnt cohen would be convicted on such thread bare charges not manafort but thats because the courts dont follow the law.

Narciso

Word

https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1260363908809920515

Dave (in MA)

https://decisiondeskhq.com/wisconsin-7-and-california-25-house-special-election-results/

I thought that was a bar chart of Red vs Blue for a sec.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-spy-chief-declassifying-documents-showing-ex-cia-director-john-brennan-suppressed-russia-intelligence-report

Story dated May 12!!

President Trump's spy chief is declassifying information that shows former CIA Director John Brennan "suppressed" intelligence showing Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election.

Narciso

Thats about a week behind the examiner is slow in catching up, remember they fired gertz who is probably in the 10 ten of real reporters for some bogus reason

Narciso

Remember i said that prince salman was trying to get out of the family business of supporting islamiststhat his father then gov of the capital region, who set up camps for fighters in bosnia, a brief detour in my novella the whole ritz carlton business was about shaking down the players of the golden chain, which include some heavy duty player

clarice

ADL is a disgrace. A bunch of third rate lefties wearing the skin of a formerly one good organization.

Narciso

So this inadvertent (yeah tight) might be part of the housecleaning. Silva kind of blundered into the big story behind the khashoggi kerfluffle.

Dave (in MA)

Former JOMnik,

TopSecretK9@topsecretk9·
I am at the point I will take my chances at dying if it means to stop living like this.

Dave (in MA)
Gerry Callahan@GerryCallahan·
Oh, screw you, Fredo, you smarmy, spoiled aristocrat. You risk nothing, you lose nothing. You suck at your job, but it doesn't matter. You'll never miss a paycheck. Why don't you pretend to care about working people, the way you pretended you were in quarantine? https://grabien.com/story.php?id=288195
Narciso

Thats about as many nursing home deaths right, honestly where is bob lee swaggee when you need him.

Buckeye

Mrs. Buckeye is a descendant of William Wallace, and I am a descendant of Edward I.

After about 800 years the clans are finally learning how to get along with each other:)

Narciso

Wallace would be embarrassed what his beloved scots have become,

Narciso

'Take my wives and take my freedom'

MissMarple2

Tom Cotton
@SenTomCotton
Pelosi’s bill would give get-out-of-jail free cards to every federal prisoner with asthma or diabetes or who is over age 50.
9:41 PM · May 12, 2020

Thread (5 more tweets)

https://twitter.com/SenTomCotton/status/1260384756124057601

Narciso

Its like a box of limpet mines.

Narciso


Trollope was more right then he knew

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/05/12/exclusive-treasury-blueprint-raise-taxes-freeze-wages-pay-300bn/

Another Bob

WI race called for Tiffany.

Narciso

How can you raise taxes if there is no farging revenue,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Pelosi and Schumer in conference;

Buckeye

Wallace would be embarrassed what his beloved scots have become,

When they couldn’t stomach it anymore they came here. Hope history isn’t repeating itself.

Narciso


I wouldnt recommend that panda embrace

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/t1770810.shtml

Narciso

Keong gave a similar hug to the dutch prime ministers among others.

MissMarple2

Tucker's thread on Pelosi's bill. It's video, but worth watching if you didn't catch his show. The bill is terrible!

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1260387397423951873

MissMarple2

Fake @PulitzerPrizes must be taken back. These “journalists” got everything wrong. Give them to the real journalists who got it right! https://t.co/at2oRBwdOS

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020

Video with Brit Hume at the link.

MissMarple2

Fake @PulitzerPrizes must be taken back. These “journalists” got everything wrong. Give them to the real journalists who got it right! https://t.co/at2oRBwdOS

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020

Video with Brit Hume at the link.

MissMarple2

Sorry for the duplicate. My fault - I had a finger twitch using my computer.

MissMarple2

Shifty Schiff exposed! https://t.co/PmZ6uPc2LQ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020

Link goes to Kim Sreassel article in the Wall Street Journal.

Narciso

Yes they are in the same vein as piltdown man and the lysenko fraud.

MissMarple2

This was retweeted by the President from a reader comment to Greg Jarrett:

Threadkiller

Thomas Massie

@RepThomasMassie

Prediction: most of my Republican colleagues will call this $3 trillion bill insane, vote no, and then vote for a $1.5 trillion bill... twice!

And I’ll be there to make sure the votes are recorded votes.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a detailed article on Gregg Jarrett's site.

Flynn Attorney: Whole Thing ‘Set Up Within the FBI and in the Oval Office with President Obama https://t.co/CZ0CrhVsPq

— Gregg Jarrett (@GreggJarrett) May 11, 2020
MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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48m
Big News: Tom Tiffany of the Great State of Wisconsin has just become Congressman Tom Tiffany. He will do a FANTASTIC job for the people of Wisconsin, and the United States. Congratulations!

MissMarple2

I posted those tweets by the President in reverse order, so the tweet congratulating Tiffany was last. Sorry!


Heading to bed.

Nytol!

Narciso

Well this time they wont have the quorum excuse tk, probably not

Narciso

One of becks worst hires.


https://mobile.twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1260343565089148928

Porchlight

That link from Dave (in MA) to the Wisc and Cali results blew my mind.

I've been mostly out of pocket for at least a week - too busy with work and homeschool (lol) stuff. I'm way behind. But that was nice to catch up with.

Recent revelations:

Sad first: a co-worker of mine committed suicide on Mother's Day. I knew she was dealing with a lot of major health problems and was in significant pain. But I don't know the real reason and I'm not going to speculate. She was an incredibly sweet and gentle person even when she was obviously suffering. She was young - only 30.

Happy next:

One of my high school acquaintances on Facebook turns out to be a major Trumper and has championed an Evers recall petition (she now lives in WI). She is fearless. Many other classmates have jumped in to support. It feels as if social media - despite the Karen surge - is oddly freer for conservatives/Trump supporters in some ways than it was pre-rona. The reason for this, I think, is because the middle is shifting. Regular people want to get past this and go back to work.

Texas continues to open up. Janet and I are having lunch tomorrow on the patio of a Mexican restaurant a few blocks from my house. Right now only the patio is open, but that's fine, the weather is good. I don't know what Janet will have but I will be having a margarita (and have taken the rest of the afternoon off).

Narciso

So sorry to hear about your coworker porch?

1/2aboy&1/2aman

Just caught up & posting on a hit&run basis. Lyle, Jim-Sunnyvale is correct and it was I who voted Cruella De Vil Pelosi a couple of days back. She and Bi can then both bow out and the DNC can then appoint the Dream Team 2.
Kind of wish I’d gone the 4D kabuki route and named Tom R. Just joshing!
Time to rest up for another day at my nonessential job, nite.

jim nj

https://www.thestreet.com/mishtalk/economics/cpi-and-core-cpi-in-rare-negative-territory

Food up, gasoline down, you can guess at the rest of it without too much thought. As a useful measure of de/inflation it's quite useless. People aren't out in the field checking prices the way they normally do. And the normal basket of things one might buy has shifted rather dramatically over the last 8 weeks. Gas may be cheaper, but you're buying less of it. Food is up and you're buying more of it. Lots of other stuff either isn't easily available or is stuff only the really intrepid will buy - like a plane to NYC and hotel room there.

1/2aboy&1/2aman

Porch, also sorry about your co-worker.
Nite now.

jim nj

I suspect the census takers aren't doing much better at counting people than the BLS people are doing at checking prices right now.

jim nj

https://gizmodo.com/uber-fresh-from-a-massive-round-of-layoffs-is-reporte-1843420163

Uber, a furnace people can’t stop shoveling money into, is looking to buy up its main restaurant delivery competitor, Grubhub, in an all-stock deal. I think we’re all wondering the same thing: What the fuck?

Yes, this is the same Uber that just laid off 14 percent of its staff on a Zoom call last week, citing economic difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic. And yes, this is the same Uber that lost nearly $3 billion last quarter, offering one of its key competitors nothing but shares in the worst-debuted stock in U.S. market history.

jim nj

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/large-chunks-of-a-chinese-rocket-missed-new-york-city-by-about-15-minutes/

Nyah, Nyah, you missed me.

JimNorCal

Special elections seem to have gone well.

Narciso

Really

https://mobile.twitter.com/OptimisticCon/status/1260401488309846022

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-in-flynn-case-to-open-up-case-for-amicus-submissions

Some more details added. And below is the filing by the "Watergate prosecutors"
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000172-0b9e-dc3e-aff6-0f9f35990000

So now we know who they are. TechoFog has a comment

https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1260373700655841280

cathyf

I watched the entire video linked yesterday done by the Hoover Institution interviewing Dr Jay Bhattacharya. I learned something fascinating and utterly appalling: we now know that in the thousands of contact traces done where children are infected, we do not have a single case where a child infected a parent. In every case it was parent infected child.

Why the f*** are schools closed?!?!?

jim nj

worldometer look see
date all cases new cases %change tests
5/10 1,367,638 20,329 +1.5% 8,987,524
5/11 1,385,834 18,196 +1.3% 9,382,235
5/12 1,408,636 22,802 +1.6% 9,637,930

date new tests new cases %positive
5/10 277,894 20,329 +7.3%
5/11 394,711 18,196 +4.6%
5/12 255,695 22,802 +8.9%

That's a little odd. A spike in tests with fewer new cases and then a return to the previous trend. Even a little higher than two days ago.

The Rite Aid that I walk past on the way to the liquor store is now offering CCP testing by appointment. I think that includes antibody testing, although I haven't confirmed that.

It's a conundrum, do I, like jimmyk, take the antibody test and find out like him that no the illness I experienced wasn't Covid-19, or do I maintain my bliss in thinking that I am now immune?

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/media/rand-paul-fauci-clash-coronavirus-reopening-hearing

Rand Paul explains dust-up with Fauci at Senate coronavirus hearing: 'He's an extremely cautious person'

Something of an understatement.

jim nj

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/official-toll-new-york-city-coronavirus-dead-may-be-missing-n1205496

Official toll of New York City coronavirus dead may be missing more than 5,000 deaths, says study

For March 11 through May 2, a new report counts nearly 5,300 extra deaths that don't fit in either the confirmed or probable coronavirus categories.

What an oxymoronic lede. Coronavirus deaths in NYC may be undercounted because they didn't include non-coronavirus deaths.

What about the advisory that went out to the EMTs that said don't attempt to revive heart attack victims?

5,300 unexplained excess deaths? What the hell do the death certificates for these people say?

Let's dig em up for a biopsy and add them to the total. Or maybe they aren't excess deaths. Maybe they are the ones who would have died anyway and were too afraid to visit a hospital.

It's like climate science.

jim nj

https://nypost.com/2020/05/12/social-distancing-ambassadors-to-stroll-new-jersey-boardwalks/

OMG, it's the full employment act for Karens. Big brother out as sexist concept. Little sister in as new concept.

jim nj

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/05/12/coronavirus-new-jersey-camden-county-officials-see-disturbing-trend-of-people-avoiding-hospitals-medical-visits/

Gee, I wonder why that is happening?

jim nj

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/15k-patients-in-nj-and-ny-mistakenly-told-they-were-immune-to-coronavirus-after-antibody-test-report-says.html

No, they did the tests correctly, they neglected to use Faucci-approved language.

We think you're immune. Well we know you're immune, but like Hebrew National we answer to a higher authority (Uncle Sam glances skyward) Faucci in the sky.

JimNorCal

Yeah, on CA-25, this says they’ll count ballots till mid-June.
WTF? Repub currently winning 56%-44%
https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov/special/us-rep/district/25

JimNorCal

cathyf: I watched the entire video linked yesterday done by the Hoover Institution interviewing Dr Jay Bhattacharya

Yes, it's packed full of insights.
Of course, authorities never expressed fear of parents getting infected from their kids. It was always frail Grandma we were worried about.
Still, it's a puzzling factoid. WuFlu infects in funny ways, for example the cruise ship where the percentage was shockingly low despite people being huddled together for weeks.

jim nj

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2020/05/12/nj-reopen-plan-murphy-says-he-may-share-details-dates-week/3117825001/

Ooh. Ooh. Raises hand. When might that be Gov. One-Term? Does it have something to do with opening the shore and avoiding the creation of a new class of people that want you dead?

If I had some serious cash I would be buying up billboards down the shore. Put up that iconic image of a fat Christie lounging in a beach chair and a "Miss Me Yet."

Years ago, when the storm came, I told you "Get off the beach." Now it's time to get on the beach.

See the people walking down the street
Fall in line just watching all their feet
They don't know where they wanna go
But they're walking in time

They got the beach
They got the beach
They got the beach, yeah
They got the beach

See the kids just getting out of school
They can't wait to hang out and be cool
Hang around 'til quarter after twelve
That's when they fall in line

They got the beach
They got the beach
Kids got the beach, yeah
Kids got the beach

Go-go music really makes us dance
Do the pony puts us in a trance
Do the watusi just give us a chance
That's when we fall in line

'Cause we got the beach
We got the beach
We got the beach, yeah
We got it

We got the beach
We got the beach
We got the beach
Everybody get on your feet
We got the beach
We know you can dance to the beach
We got the beach
Jumpin',get down
We got the beach
Round and round and round
We got the bechh
We got the beach...

jim nj

Hmm. Penultimate typo.

jim nj

Penultimate typo. Can I enter that into KK's band name list, or was that somebody else?

JimNorCal

It would be helpful to have an "edit" function to allow us sticklers to make corrections lol

jim nj

Supercilious supernumerary makes a great insult too. Or a band name.

Oh G-D, I'm tired, and bored, and I'm going to post some stream of consciousness nonsense and people are going to look at me funny tomorrow.

Well some people may look at me funny already, but I don't argue with anybody. Speaking of arguing - whatever happened to TomA. I mean how many iterations did it take to get to TomR.

It's like Covid-19, right? What happened to Covid 1-18.

jim nj

h/t to the Go-Gos and "We Got the Beat."

jim nj

nytol

Pinandpuller

10 Pictures of Construction Sites that Will Completely Change Your Mind About Citizen’s Arrest.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pompeo-says-iran-is-attempting-to-foment-terror-amid-coronavirus-outbreak

Robin, eff 'em all

Why the f*** are schools closed?!?!?

Posted by: cathyf | May 13, 2020 at 02:23 AM

Because the teachers' unions (in NY anyway, in my area) refused to return to the buildings. Teachers are generally nice people, but I have been told that there are about 10% of students in the local districts that have basically been incommunicado during the remote learning phase. Not answering phone calls or emails from the district employees, not checking into zoom calls, not doing assignments. You can't tell me that they care about equity when they are willing to stay home and let these kids flounder.

Robin, eff 'em all

Also, the mother of a teenager my daughter knows committed suicide on Mother's Day, and her best friend has said if it wasn't for the shut down this poor woman in a dark place would have been busy with her work and social connections.

MissMarple2

Oh, Robin, that's terrible!

MissMarple2

George: What do you know about the Flynn investigation?

Biden: I don’t know anything.

George: But you were briefed in a meeting with Obama.

Biden: Oh, that. https://t.co/M8VVqzvll4

— Tim Murtaugh - Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) May 13, 2020

Biden on GMA, video picked up by Dan Scavino and retweeted.

Robin, eff 'em all

Yes, I was thinking how odd it is that Porch's co-worker and this mother chose Mother's Day - the isolation is devastating.

The teenager used snapchat stories to announce and grieve and it was so hard to see that unfold. I'm helping my daughter work through her own feelings and would appreciate any good literature you all can offer.

Thanks.

Buckeye

Well, now that Fauxci has testified, I wonder where the press will go next to create some more doom and gloom porn?

Melinda

This looks like it might be getting to the source of transmission:

Daniil Gorbatenko
@Daniilgor
A French study once again shows minimal transmission of C19 by children.

This, to me, is another massive piece of evidence in favor of aerosols as the core route of transmission 1/

bfmtv.com/sante/peuporte…

https://twitter.com/Daniilgor/status/1260434951058718720

Buckeye

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/12/gop-seeks-victory-in-california-special-election-253346

Media spinning results. Just exactly why is the turnout so high? Just exactly why is a district that is normally a lock for Democrats electing a Republican?

Though Democrats have a voter-registration advantage of nearly 30,000, the health crisis has created conditions ripe for a GOP upset. Turnout in the runoff — thus far, roughly 143,000 votes have been counted — is on track to surpass most recent special elections in the region, but the electorate has skewed older and less diverse and thus more favorable to Republicans.

Melinda

Buckeye-

Fauci didn't testify. No one was sworn in.

Don't get literary people to analyze math:

Alyssa Katz
@alykatzz
New NYC household garbage pickup numbers are out, and continuing to shrink: Manhattan saw a 20% drop in April over a year earlier. In the West Village, Soho and vicinity, tons collected are down 32%. Folks are fleeing, or belt-tightening, or, yes, dying. thecity.nyc/2020/05/garbag…

https://twitter.com/alykatzz/status/1260379225191862277

Melinda

Hmm. I wonder why....


Logan Dobson
@LoganDobson
Governors of those states have been raked over the coals by media members while Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings are broadcast uncritically as he presides over a disaster in New York

Josh Kraushaar @HotlineJosh
“Some of the states that skeptics were most worried about, including Florida and Georgia, haven’t seen the rise in total cases that some experts feared.

Florida’s new cases actually declined by 14% compared to the previous week, and Georgia’s fell by 12%” axios.com/newsletters/ax…

https://twitter.com/LoganDobson/status/1260528189404831744

MissMarple2

Fox News is reporting that @JohnBrennan buried intel that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win — not Trump.

If that’s what ODNI @RichardGrenell has found, it will be the greatest political scandal in American history.

And John Brennan will die in prison.pic.twitter.com/8GD15tMAxh

— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) May 13, 2020

Video of Ed Henry reporting on Tucker's show last night. Ric Grenell is one of the most valuable assets President Trump has.

James D.

JimNJ @ 12:56

Maybe if nearly everything that happens on Wall Street wasn't so blatantly a total scam and utterly disconnected from any sort of physical reality, people might have more confidence - and less hatred - towards the folks who work there.

Of course, that also applies to journalism and virtually all national and local politics.

Jane

Good Morning!

Cold in Florida! (Temp would make you laugh)

I’m predicting a great day!

James D.

Robin @ 6:38

I'm so sorry to hear that.

James D.

Yes, I was thinking how odd it is that Porch's co-worker and this mother chose Mother's Day - the isolation is devastating.

A lot of people said more suicides would be a result of the national lockdown. They were dismissed and ridiculed as cranks who wanted other people's grandmas to die.

Captain Hate

Fox News is reporting that @JohnBrennan buried intel that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win — not Trump.

Of course they did and that the enemedia got people to believe otherwise (assuming they do because I don't believe one fucking thing those dimwits spout) was a disinformation project that sane people saw through. I really hope the California special election is a preview of November.

Captain Hate

Ric Grenell is one of the most valuable assets President Trump has.

The treatment of Grenell should provide all you need to know about the difference between DJT and Romney. The infliction of Romney on the base in 2012 was the most reprehensible thing the GOP has done. Nobody really liked him but the money men were unified behind him so the base was screwed against an otherwise very beatable incumbent. He ran a terrible campaign including admitting that he wasn't even trying to win over large segments of the voting public. And some tools tried defending that!

Just a terrible candidate and a terrible person. Any intelligent person instinctively recoiled from that empty suit. Thanks a lot, Utah, for bending over for the Latter Day Carpetbagger. Grenell 2024.

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