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May 01, 2020

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Porchlight

LGF....ah, the good old days.

You have to admit that gif of the MS Word doc against the deliberately aged alleged TANG memo was pretty good. Who you gonna believe, Dan Rather or your lying eyes?

Porchlight

I am making my first jam ever, after 25 years of thinking about it. It's loquat, from my Trump-loving neighbors' tree. With lemon. Soft-set, no pectin, lower sugar.

About to pour into pint glasses. Wish me luck.

Narciso

He came back fron the underverse weirder certainly.

Melinda

Ooooohhh, the temptation is great to go and ask to get pre-banned, since it sounds like a club. Are there initiation fees for this, or is it just black tie?

Porchlight

I eyeballed about six cups of cut fruit to get started, scant 2 cups sugar, plus juice of one medium lemon and got a perfect quart of finished jam.

Feels pretty good when it measures out like that.

MissMarple2

A word from President Trump; video at the link:

pic.twitter.com/iO6O7AkVqJ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2020
Narciso

Carlh jhonson im speaking of

Melinda

Porch-

Paraffin or sealed tops?

Threadkiller

AB, here is the transcript of the hearing(hat tip Ext):

https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2013%207%2010%20Smithfield%20and%20Beyond%20Examining%20Foreign%20Purchases%20of%20American%20Food%20Companies1.pdf

On page 83 The Unions give their full throated support of CCPPig

Narciso

Just offer some crimethink and find out.

GUS

He's off his rocker. Do you think he's related to HOFT??

https://www.courthousenews.com/la-prosecutor-allegedly-defamed-woman-to-shield-acorn-saboteur/

and the TAX PAYERS carry Patty's wife Christi too!!

Jack Lillywhite

Porch,

Goes great with Vodka as shooters:)

Thanks to all for reminding me of that sicko at LGF. At one time people went there like here and shared their opinions and ideas but then Charles The Creep revealed himself and others of his dimension took over.

Which only proves we have a massive amount of idiots among us. Not 1K or 10K or 100K but 1MK. or even more. Be ware and walk slowly away when confronted.

Extraneus

no pectin

Is that a thing?

Another Bob

“ Happy feet is a performance act”

I never got the joke re. happyfeet. Whatever it was, I lost patience with the act fairly quickly.

Melinda

TK-

Rumors were issued that Smithfield had cashflow problems, I seem to recall at the time, aimed at the hourly, since the public stuff looked fine. There was some talk of overregulating the feedlots-in-trailers game, so as tocut supply at the same time.

GUS

Cahrles Jhosnon = BICYCLE BOY. Nice pony tail CAHRLES.

Another Bob

Thx TK (and Ext).


I’ve a short screed about the property rights objections to kicking the Chinese out. But I just got done working and need a drink and some dinner, so tomorrow.

Narciso

That happened with a smaller blog i used to frequent

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Banning is where it's at Mel.

Jane wishing you and Kiwi all the best.

You know if you just imitate a 20 something with their smart phone in hand and not looking where you are walking it's a pretty good approximation of your doctor's orders IF you hold the phone against your stomach.

Captain Hate

Nice find, SUG. I'm starting to think Nifong wasn't an outlying point.

GUS

Nifong certainly caused some incredible damage.
You know about the chick don't you?

MissMarple2

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/presidential-message-class-2020/

This is for the class of firemen and paramedics graduating this year.

joan

jim cali:

here's what they tell me is the link:

https://i.postimg.cc/DwVm5zdp/scissor-tailedflycatcherflight-1.jpg created to post.

I've tried what henry said, but evidently there is something I'm missing. Like I'm to add quotation marks on each side of url.

Questions arise: does the image url begin with the https, etc., or does it begin after the // and, again do the sideways carats (can't think of their correct name) go before or after the " marks on each end.

img src="your url here" with < just before the image, and I assume after.

clarice, in answer to why don't I just post the links -- I have, time and time again. Very seldom does anyone mention them. Perhaps it's not important, but sometimes the images are so beautiful, I want to see them. Also, I am totally self taught -- I'm going to be 79 in a few weeks. I took a couple of computer classes the first time we came back to the States in the late 80's. I dropped out when I had to learn exponentiation -- my math stopped at Geometry in high school, plus accounting in college, which is not math. I have taught myself so much, as far as using programs, etc., with most of the time, the right side of my brain, not the left. I like to think of it as creative thinking. I've made book covers, learned about book design, book layout (and it's a bit more complicated than it sounds, like, for instance, you never have blank right hand pages, it's a no-no. :)

So, it's frustrating to me not to be able to post a simple image on a web site. Though, I did post my youtube of me singing to my 13 year old granddaughter, when this corona thing started, which is a different thing entirely. Anyway, I realize jom is not a craft blog or a camp town meeting place, it's a political blog or site. But I do enjoy the images and political cartoons that people post, and I wanted to be able to do it. Very frustrating not to be able to execute fairly simple instructions.

Besides that, the picture of that scissortail flycatcher is beautiful. There have been times during this frustrating quarantine period, I simply wanted to share some beauty and grace.

GUS

Nifong is listed as a DEMOCRAT, , , REALLY??? A dirty pandering lying DEMOCRAT?? Never.

Captain Hate

No, GUS, this is the first I've heard of this.

henry

Joan, the < then img without a space. A space before src= then “ with no space. URL for image (no space) followed by “ (again no space) followed by > (no space.

On the URL, skip the https//, it gets assumed.

henry

BTW, beautiful bird!

Extraneus

Nice, Joan.

Have you ever seen the Birds of Paridise?

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/superb-bird-of-paradise-psychedelic-smiley-face/

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/magnificent-riflebird-directional-color/

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/wilsons-bird-of-paradise-a-full-spectrum/

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/color-and-the-birds-of-paradise/

GUS

The Duke Lacrosse chick got convicted of murder.

clarice

Jane, a drink at bed time--even if drunk thru a straw might help. I KNOW you have Tito's.

Captain Hate

LOLGF

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387069

Extraneus

Joan, you posted the address of the pic. To post the pic itself, just do this:

<img src="https://i.postimg.cc/DwVm5zdp/scissor-tailedflycatcherflight-1.jpg"/>

Porchlight

Melinda, Ext -

This is refrigerator jam. Since it's lower in sugar I didn't want to take a chance with processing since I don't know what I'm doing. So it's just in sturdy Ball pint jars with lids. Will go in the fridge when it cools and then the extra jars will be in the freezer until needed.

The no pectin is sort of a thing with some people. I have no problem with pectin, but I didn't want to bother with it. There is some natural pectin in the fruit, especially if you include some slightly green fruit, and the lemon juice helps with the gel, but it will likely be soft-set. That's okay.

The only people I know who would be interested in loquat jam have already made their own, so we'll see if I can give some away. But it is pretty good if I do say so myself. Looks and tastes much like apricot, but a little darker in color and softer and more subtle.

I made some loquat syrup on the side to go into drinks, Jack. :)

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/05/01/alec-baldwin-trump-has-a-degenerative-mental-illness-that-is-costing-1000s-of-lives/

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

Stunning Silence: @KimStrassel says when it comes to sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden, it’s as if the “Me Too” movement disappeared overnight. #AmericaFirst #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/0yQ6Mugh2z

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) April 27, 2020
Captain Hate

Sug,

I just looked her up. That was when the loon was still somewhat sane before BK completely sent him off the rails.

MissMarple2

The FBI knew Michael Flynn wasn’t colluding with Russia, so it plotted to ‘get him to lie.’ New documents reveal that, by the end, the Bureau just wanted a scalp, writes @KimStrassel https://t.co/ww9oAYBnAV via @WSJ

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) May 1, 2020

Link goes to full article, with NO paywall. This, to me, is a sign the tide is turning.

MissMarple2

My 8:03 was also retweeted by the President.

Captain Hate

Breitbart is one of the most poorly edited blogs on the Internet. It's really an insult to the founder that a bunch of Michelle Fields level dopes have no pride in what they produce.

Porchlight

And they have no excuse, Cap'n, they have plenty of dough.

Daily Caller is a refreshing contrast.

Extraneus

Sounds nice, Porch. I've only read about these things, never tried preserving fruits. And so what if it doesn't last two years? It'll be good until it isn't.

MissMarple2

Mollie
@MZHemingway
Nearly one in five of all absentee and mail-in-ballots between 2012 and 2018 remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/24/28_million_mail-in_ballots_went_missing_in_last_four_elections_143033.html

==========================================
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
32m
Don’t allow RIGGED ELECTIONS!

peter

porch, can you make a shrub from loquat? I'm not really sure what Loquat is?

MissMarple2

Thank you Dr. Lockwood and medical staff at @TGHCares for your contributions and perspective on Florida‘s fight against #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/n1BnfTxacd

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 30, 2020

Video at the link.

Threadkiller

Thanks for that insight Mel. I will do more research tomorrow.

Nytol

Narciso

This is why i looked forward to his end in mi fallout.

MissMarple2

Positivity rates for covid19 testing nationally are starting to decline as testing expands sharply and we move more testing away from hospitals and into community (where overall prevalence is generally lower) and as infection declines in some areas, especially hard hit New York. pic.twitter.com/I33MElYLuh

— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) May 1, 2020

Chart at the link.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

MissM, this was perfect!

(Canada bans some guns)
"Good. Now we can invade."

Porchlight

Yes, you could make a shrub from it, peter, I think.

It is an interesting fruit. Native to CHYNA, I'm sure that's not a coincidence since I will be forever be thinking about ping pong cough each year when I pick the fruit.

It looks and tastes like an apricot and is grown as a dooryard ornamental because it is evergreen.

I love the look of the trees, even when not in bloom or fruit. I would like to plant one to eventually replace our aging peach that's been threatening to kick the bucket for 18 years.

Narciso

Why do we need more of alec baldwins mind thoughts

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/05/01/wtaf-new-hampshire-democratic-rep-tries-deleting-graphic-explanation-for-why-he-doesnt-believe-tara-reade-but-we-got-it/

Part of my novella follows a pattern from dick wolfs first book

MissMarple2

If you must travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your trip. https://t.co/6cRDaMnVUV pic.twitter.com/LgSftMJuHv

— CDC (@CDCgov) May 1, 2020

Graphic at the link.

Porchlight

Yes, it won't last two years because we'll eat it faster, Ext.

Although I am something of a jam hoarder and I definitely have jars older than that. I sent some Cape Cod beach plum jelly (another recent obsession of mine) to our dear Frau a couple of years back and kept a jar for myself. Still have it because it makes me think of her.

MissMarple2

A big win for patients and the first building block in what will be an improving toolbox for reducing death and disease from covid19. FDA's authorization allows for 5 day use in patients who aren't intubated, which will extend Gilead's supply of the drug. https://t.co/rkERVuSpJc

— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) May 1, 2020

Link goes to NBC News article.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Ext, from joan to you
A Scissortail something :) :)

MissMarple2

The Scott Gottlieb articles were retweeted by the President.

Narciso

So american intelligence is as sharp as ever re kim dynast.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Oops, we all posted it LOL

Narciso


Quelle

https://www.theblaze.com/news/fx-hulu-mrs-america-lied-phyllis-schlafly

Narciso

Covering woth a parachute
https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1256364051720032257

Jack Lillywhite

narc,

Explain to me why our G2 should ever offer up their assessment in a public forum?

Narciso

Well the usual suspects not gordon chang or sharper figures told the tale.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

A friend:

It's our 10th Anniversary. I've been sick and high risk for a LONG time. My amazing husband planned a sweet dinner at our favorite steakhouse (Flemings) in the parking lot. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side. It was too cold. When he politely declined to the GM and explained my medical situation, the GM opened the dining room to us. They rolled out the red carpet, champagne toast and all. Everything was perfect. The wine, dinner, it was even amazing to see some people (employees at a distance)...all amazing. The atmosphere was exactly on point, the food was superb, the service was above and beyond. At the end of the evening they surprised us by gifting our experience... because they were so happy to have customers. Be still, my heart. After a cry fest and long talk with the corporate and local management teams, we left feeling blessed in more ways than anticipated. Flemings now has lifelong patrons, advocates, and friends. I couldn't be more grateful for tonight's unique celebration. Our 10th anniversary will definitely have the best story!

Narciso

Prehistoric honey badger


https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/scientists-discover-fossil-of-rodent-like-animal-crazy-beast/

GUS

The dudes'name is DICK COMMIE.

Hahahahahahahahahahahaahha. Middle name THE FULL

Melinda

TK-

Not worth going down that trail, water under the bridge is unfixable.

MissMarple2

I find it interesting how so many of the anti-Flynn/Trump tweets seem to come from very new accounts.

If you hover over the name, you can see how many followers they have, and if one has no more than 16, like TheIronPole has, one can assume he is an emergency damage control account.

bubarooni

Hey Ext,

Thanks for posting how to post a pic.

Le drain français Bubarooni is currently under construction and I want to post pics of it when complete.

I got the idea for how to fix my issue after posting my problem here last fall (?).

I got a ton of advice and someone had suggested a french drain.

My yard looks like hell right now but due to backhoes and front end loaders but, I'm close to a resolution now.

This blog is awesome.

Politics. Health. Yard problems. National defense.

Post it here and you'll get an answer.

henry

Follower counts remind me of dot com page views. Fluff that has nothing to do with profit. That said, new accounts might be instant trolls.

MissMarple2

Ryan Fournier
@RyanAFournier
·
4h
In case you didn’t know,

Tara Reade is not the first person to accuse Joe Biden of sexual assault.

She is the 8th.

henry

Bubarooni, progress pics would be awesome!

MissMarple2

henry,

New accounts which are negative seem to be possible trolls. Not always, but it seems sort of coincidental that they are almost always negative.

clarice

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/05/01/congress-fauci-coronavirus/

Porch, I know the jam will turn out well.

Catsmeat

God bless, Jane--and hang in there, Kiwi, you little dog!

Narciso

I would like to know what progress his nih project at wiv has yielded

clarice

How lovely a gesture, stephanie. Happy anniversary!

MissMarple2

Who knew Epstein had his own private office space at Harvard until 2018 despite being a convicted sex offender? pic.twitter.com/T7s27j0fdV

— 𝙳𝚛_Q̶𝚞𝚒𝚐𝚕𝚎𝚢☣ (@CarrollQuigley1) May 2, 2020

Link goes to screen cap of testimony transcript.

Another Bob

“you can see how many followers they have”

Haven’t we covered this MM?

:)

Another Bob

Great story Steph.

henry

85 employees at Patrick Cudahy plant (Smithfield CCP) positive for Kung Flu

https://biztimes.com/85-employees-at-patrick-cudahy-plant-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19/

5 positive at Palermo’s Pizza.

https://biztimes.com/palermos-closes-milwaukee-pizza-plant-after-five-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/

That is good frozen za. Dammit.

MissMarple2

AB,

Probably!

:)

MissMarple2

Corey A. DeAngelis
@DeAngelisCorey

Harvard Law School JUST CANCELLED their anti-homeschooling conference!!!

4:10 PM · May 1, 2020·Twitter for Android

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Great story, Steph.
That kind of husband makes the rest of us look bad though! LOL
Ask him him to take it easy on raising the standard!

Narciso

Womderful steph.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

We had a refi in flight for a rental property when WuFlu erupted.

The broker has kept in touch but said things were too unsettled.
But now the deal is scrapped.
My understanding is that lenders are not eager to lend since renters have been given carte blanche to hold onto their money and not pay rent. If we're not paid, they worry we won't pay them!

Thanks a bunch, Sunnyvale City Council

MissMarple2

George E. Pataki
@GovernorPataki
·
2h
I just called for an investigation of @NYGovCuomo failed nursing home policies in New York State. No other state should face what New York has been forced to endure.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Not my anniversary, Clarice.

I just thought I'd post something nice about those "evil" chain restaurants that a friend posted. It was so refreshing to see a positive post in my FB feed.

She has a debilitating autoimmune disease, and her family owned the country club we used to belong to (before they sold the front 9 to a real estate dev company).

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Almost time for the youngest' violin lesson.
Which we are illegally doing live. See y'all later

One for Lyle...

MissMarple2

Deep State Scheme: @SidneyPowell1 says the media, CIA, and FBI all carefully orchestrated a plan to implicate Michael Flynn and @realDonaldTrump. #AmericaFirst #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/4EIMGPmcNI

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) May 1, 2020

Video at the link.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

That kind of husband makes the rest of us look bad though!

You should see the pic of the multi carat ring she posted along with the story. Emerald shaped 2-3 carats diamond easy.

I have a friend who has a 4+ carat pear shaped ring that she actually plays golf while wearing. Yep, she swung one day and was all 'my ring!!!' and we spent the next few hours searching two different holes and spots where she hit from and found it, but damned if she doesn't still wear it and her 2 ct diamond earrings on the golf course still. I never wear any jewelry on the course.

bubarooni

Will do Henry!

I had actually thought about addressing the issue myself. That was the swamp that my neighbor created on the back, west side of the house.

On the east side of the house is a detached garage with a MIL suite on a second floor. About 50 or 60 feet away. It's my refuge and refer to it as the 'Bub Club'.

A small, though deep, hole opened in the ground between the buildings a couple of months ago.

You could drop a broom in it (I did...) and it got swallowed.

There is a underground drain system back there that should take out the water.

Clearly not...

It's been a thing for awhile as I tried to dig it out with a shovel a couple of years and thought I got it.

Clearly not...

Beacause of that, we bit the bullet and decided that we'd hire pro's. SigOther is rolling in inheritance so why not.

They brought in a backhoe and front end loader, dug the whole thing out, fixed the underground pipes, attached and buried the downspouts from the house and garage to it.

In one day.

It's done.

They said that it'll take longer on the westside, the orininal issue.

They brought in truckloads of dirt and are grading it out so everything behind the house runs down into the new french drain and into a new pipe out to the street.

He then said something like 'it'll take 12 truck loads of dirt to get the rest of your west side yard to drop the rainfall into the french drain.'

I said 'Shit!'

He said 'I can build a berm and grade that out about 10 or 12 inches along your property line with 2 truckloads and gravity will drop it back on that guys property right about there.'

I looked at him and said 'Do it!'

It's amazing what you can do with a backhoe and front end loader.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The Michael Smith show:

There used to be a video around the innertubes that showed a group of people sitting around as music plays - several minutes into it, one person gets up and starts dancing. Some of you may have seen it or have heard about it.

For the longest time, it is just the one person.

The reaction of the crowd is initially what you would expect. They watch the person's gyrations with a combination of curiosity, derision and mostly they just want to ignore the person - but after a while, a second person joins in and begins dancing. Then another and then another until the entire group starts dancing.

The point being is that its not the single person dancing that should worry us, it is the second person who creates the feeling of permissiveness that it's OK to dance and sets the stage for the rest who were reluctant at first, to join in. With each person joining in, the stigma of dancing decreases while the stigma of not dancing increases.

It's not the Newsom's, Whitmer's or Cuomo's that are the problem, it's the true believers who get up to dance with them.

I remember what Hayek wrote:

"The most effective way of making people accept the validity of the values they are to serve is to persuade them that they are really the same as those they have always held, but which were not properly understood or recognized before. And the most efficient technique to this end is to use the old words but change their meaning."

Hayek was writing about that second person and that second person is always this guy:

"There is literally nothing which the consistent collectivist must not be prepared to do if it serves “the good of the whole,” because that is to him the only criterion of what ought to be done. Once you admit that the individual is merely a means to serve the ends of the higher entity called society or the nation, most of those features of totalitarianism which horrify us follow of necessity. From the collectivist standpoint intolerance and brutal suppression of dissent, deception and spying, the complete disregard of the life and happiness of the individual are essential and unavoidable."

We are seeing this in real time, primarily in states with progressive Democrat governors.

What the video doesn't teach is how to turn the music off. That's up to us

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I believe I mentioned french drains. What can't they do? We are putting one in on the right side of our house where, after 34 years, I've finally convinced the hubs that another or another or another pallet of grass ain't gonna grow. It is so shady and not graded properly that it is moss best friend. So, we are going to have it regraded (again) and this time install a french drain and crusher stone and put in pavers. It is the only relatively flat spot in the entire 3/4 acres. We are at the bottom of the street, so all the water in the neighbors' backyards flows toward us. Men can be so hard headed. I bet we spent $4K on pallets of grass and seed over the years and the new patio is going to cost about 1/2 that. Grrr.

Momto2

Jane - I hope you and Kiwi can rest tonight. I know that awful feeling as I had to sleep on my back for 10 weeks when I broke my neck. I had never slept on my back. I couldn't turn at all. But you will figure it out. I found listening to a book on tape or a podcast kept my mind occupied and helped me to fall asleep quicker.

I assume Kiwi was having a melt-down because he didn't know where you were. I'm glad he has you back!

bubarooni

"Men can be so hard headed."

"Don't worry baby, I got a shovel."

henry

Bubarooni, a berm that returns excess water to sender? Perfect. :)

bubarooni

Henry,

I... feel... diabolical..

henry

Good.

@WSJ

A federal judge ruled that U.S. women’s soccer players provided insufficient evidence to support their claim that the U.S. Soccer Federation illegally paid them less than members of the men’s team

MissMarple2

The common sense wisdom that eludes the left. Eight of the eight states with greatest number of corona deaths are run by Democrats. Coincidence? https://t.co/E8TyqHBWxc

— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) May 1, 2020

Link goes to an article with a video.

Narciso


Peasants should know their place


https://mobile.twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1256334930230964226

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Ha! Bub.

I've got a sinkhole way back in a corner in the back yard just begging for some dirt. Did I mention it's about 6 ft deep? :)

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