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May 10, 2020

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Dave (in MA)

I didn't realize or remember that, jimmyk.

The actor who originally played him was John Randolph who was Bob Newhart's father in law on his 70s sitcom. When Stiller came on board they re-shot the scenes with him, acc. to wikipedia.

Dave (in MA)

They might find they prefer using the DH and stick with it.

I guess the BlueJays will have to play in the US because Canada's border is closed.

Jim Eagle

Every time I watched Seinfeld, I felt I was back on the UWS of New York when I was frequenting a number of places with friends and saw those characters in live portrait. There are so many places between 50th and 62 on Broadway that can explicate any day what you saw on Seinfeld.

I think the guy is a comic genius in the mold of Sahl, Newhart and Benny or Gleason. Real life in. a moment of TV reality.

henry

Press goes mental, Trump ends it.

Dave (in MA)

The show was great, but as a standup he's not so hot. There were only a few mild chuckles IMO in his new special.

Captain Hate

Jack,

I used to a long time ago, just at the time it went from every other week to monthly (my timing is always impeccable) but with so much being online now I didn't really feel the need. I still look at it at the library and the blindfold tests are entertaining if they have someone interesting doing them (even though I'm not a big fan of Sonny Rollins's recent playing his comments on other people are insightful and extremely gracious). I know one of the current reviewers whose tastes are waaaaay different than mine but knows how to be noticed in the publishing world. Occasionally they'll have a good article or interview with someone I like but most I just scroll over.

As part of clearing my bookshelves of things I planned to read in the past I had a UK book from the late 70s of 200 "essential" jazz recordings from 1945-70 that with Spotify I can find almost anything (they didn't have a Charlie Barnett one and the stupid Charlie Parker addicts wanted you to run down all of the Savoy and Dial alternate takes which modern streaming says NFW). My point in bringing that up was that Downbeat was more essential then than now.

KevlarKid

Tua snags $30m to play for the Dolphins.

lyle

Festivus still cracks me up, BTW.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

My "Donald Duck" entry is not in the list. Either they are screening, or they only update once in a while.
Of course, if your name is not so obviously fake as DDuck, or if you submit a valid link to a former DoJ LinkedIn entry (even if you are NOT that person), they might uncritically accept it.

I entered "none" to the LinkedIn box, for example. Maybe those are scrutinized

Captain Hate

I'd forgotten he replaced someone as George's father.

George's original father was pretty boring and nondescript; not vivid like Stiller.

Rocco

Does it make sense that Yates, Brennan and Clapper would want Flynn fired? What good would firing Flynn do to protect the cabal? No, I don't think they wanted him fired, I think they wanted to blackmail him into silence. They needed to destroy not just fire him...my opinion.

Threadkiller

I like Ext’s theory that Obama put a bounty on Flynn’s head but failed to tell his bounty hunters to work together.

MissMarple2

Rocco,

You might be right, as Gen. Flynn was awdully quiet over the last 3 years, did no interviews, and wrote no articles.

HOWEVER, he is completely free now, and all of those weasels are in the cross-hairs. YAY!

MissMarple2

Here is the White House press conference for those who missed it. The ending is VERY satisfying!

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1259940061446991872

MissMarple2

Jon Nicosia
@NewsPolitics
·
May 9
Long overdue. Bravo @RichardGrenell

Grenell announces creation of intelligence community 'cyber executive'

(This happened Saturday, but I just caught the retweet today.)

Captain Hate

The Catchers Mitt must be owned by the Yellow Horde

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387215

Mexico is expressing outrage over Fast and Furious. Maybe we should extradite a certain mumbling chinless Wingman to receive justice far away from the friendly courtroom of Amy Junglefever Jackson.

henry

Good point from a guy that literally held my beer (SpottedCow) when i got my picture taken with Walker.

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/63/vos/media/news-updates/statement-time-to-reopen-the-state/

lyle

Here’s another link to the proglawyer Flynn thingie:

https://medium.com/p/7c38a9a945b9/responses/show

The comments are almost uniformly contemptuous of this bullshit.

Tom R

I like Ext’s theory that Obama put a bounty on Flynn’s head but failed to tell his bounty hunters to work together.

The problem with that theory is they were all together in the same meeting with Obama when the "bounty" was placed. There is no public information available to indicate Comey got a different set of marching orders from Obama than what Brennan, Clapper and Yates got.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/05/11/troll-leveljedi-trump-comes-up-with-a-tremendous-new-nickname-for-brian-stelter-and-he-just-cant-deal/

HA!

Buckeye

Mexico is expressing outrage over Fast and Furious. Maybe we should extradite a certain mumbling chinless Wingman to receive justice far away from the friendly courtroom of Amy Junglefever Jackson.

Brick wall, no blindfold.

lyle

With the Nip-pierce NY guv repeatedly calling the commie flu the “European virus,” Insty links to this tweet from Karol Markowicz:

Does…he realize the rest of the country will start calling it the New York virus if we’re just going by where it most recently came from?”

I’m still calling it what it is.

Another Bob

Say Ext, you mentioned an S-Corp earlier?

What does that cost you to maintain? Retirement looms, and I was considering setting one up for potential future consulting. (Though I suspect I’ll like retirement too much.)

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jeff-reynolds/2020/05/11/mccarthy-surprises-levin-says-pelosi-has-blocked-bipartisan-china-investigation-committee-n389817

Are we ever going to know just how many pols have been on the commie payroll?

GUS

Obama was SHITCANNED just after the "meeting".
He has absolutely NO CONTROL over their actions.

TomR, thanks for the MLB update.

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/columns/richard-fernandez/2020/05/11/how-the-2020-election-became-a-referendum-on-china-n389435

The gist in one sentence:

The longer the lockdown lasts the harder it becomes to leave China

And tell me again why all the D governors are extending their lockdowns?

Threadkiller

The problem with that theory is they were all together in the same meeting with Obama when the "bounty" was placed.

It is clear that you have not read the requisite comments here to understand.

lyle

Do read all of that Wretchard article.

Melinda

Breitbart News
@BreitbartNews
WOW.

https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/1259877027689136128

Extraneus

Bob, I think there's a $25/yr state corporation tax, plus our accountant charges us $100/yr to file no-income state and federal business returns to keep it going. (It used to be a going business, but we dropped those activities and decided not to close it out legally.)

Extraneus

It's a bit more of a hassle to set up, btw, but I did it online around 15 years ago. Probably easier now.

Another Bob

Thank you, sir.

lyle

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/05/11/this-has-got-to-be-a-joke-us-media-luminaries-teaming-up-with-shady-af-huawei-to-discuss-the-rise-of-misinformation-about-covid19-in-america/

Zombie satire.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I am glad to see that is getting out. Flynn lost his house, something I know about, and it is very painful. In addition, because the press and media have tamped it down, most people don't know about it. I had to explain it to my daughter, who still is clueless about how wrong it was.

Tom R

TK @ 6:07

If you want to pretend I haven't read all the comments here on that topic then go for it. There has to be a reason Comey was at odds with Yates, Brennan, Clapper and McCabe. Attributing it to Obama failing to tell them all to work together to destroy Flynn IMO doesn't pass the smell test.

Threadkiller

Then you do not fully understand the revelations about the Jan 5th meeting, Tom.

James D.

I’m not sure what I think about the MLB plan except that I’d rather see the DH abolished than expanded.

Tom R

MM @ 6:16

Flynn didn't lose his DC house. He sold it because he wasn't working in DC anymore and he had moved back to his home state.

Flynn also hasn't been bankrupted by his legal fees either. He never paid Covington the $4+ million they billed him for criminal defense fees. Flynn still owes Covington that money and may declare bankruptcy in the future but for now that talking point that his case bankrupted him is misinformation.

Threadkiller

Flynn still owes Covington

So he has a net worth problem?

Another Bob

LOL...

ABC’s hack Jon Karl goes after FNC’s John Roberts.

https://twitter.com/johnrobertsfox/status/1259973558442381327?s=21

Bunch of children...

lyle

In case this hasn’t been linked:

https://amgreatness.com/2020/05/10/unbearable-truths-about-our-current-political-moment/

VDH

henry

Most of the press did not wear masks correctly.. Lots of noses free of masks, lots of pulling masks up and down when asking questions. Idiots all.

Jane

I want to see everyone in the legislature's assets in China.

D

Jane:
Excellent point.
Also want to know who in Congress had sexual misconduct agreements and paid off accusers
TomR:
You are wrong about Flynn and his financial situation.
His lawyer, Sidney Powell has alluded to the financial distress this has caused him.

Dave (in MA)

Even with the mask, that reporter's condescending attitude was apparent.

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/11/former-deputy-ag-sally-yates-had-the-original-joe-pientka-302-that-is-now-mysteriously-missing/

Sundance does a real good job here.

Rocco

McCabe was the guy who sent the two feds over to the White House to interview Flynn.

Jack Lillywhite

I have a N95 mask in my car but never wear it. CVS, Publix or ABC:). No one has ever tried to shame me. I don’t see the use. I don’t have C19 and if the people wearing masks have it then thanks for wearing. Taking my chances and if I am wrong it’s not the first lottery I have ever lost.

Passing by all the eateries in Flagler Beach today, lots of people dining at tables outside and inside. No masks.

We.Are.Going.To.Die.

/Cavalier attitude. Fed up?

You betcha.

bubarooni

Starlite drive-in opens the 22nd in Bloomington. Not sure what will be playing or if it even matters.

I think my teens plans are to walk around the parking lot looking for friends.

mike in houston

Lyle

I proposed Sparkle Markle for the veepstakes a while back.

Happy Days,

Just went to pay bills on my online checking account and found out that Uncle Sam put in enough to cover this months expenditures. This funny since the last time I checked the government site it said it had never heard of me. :)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

JiB!

Rocco

At the 16 min mark, Comey says, "I didn't send them over, my Deputy Director did."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xqGu66D6VU

Extraneus
The Pientka 302 could have been received at the DOJ-NSD later in the evening of January 24th, or perhaps the morning of the 25th. Either is possible because Yates was having meetings about the topic.

And you know she would have wanted it by then, not two weeks later after Strzok and Page had their way with it.

MissMarple2

Rocco,

Who was his Deputy Director?

Jack Lillywhite

U 2 Jim in Sunnyvale? I am beginning to think this is/was a test run by the dark tyrannical cabal we all imagine and fear😡

Tom R

TomR:
You are wrong about Flynn and his financial situation.
His lawyer, Sidney Powell has alluded to the financial distress this has caused him.

Was Sidney Powell under oath when she said that? Flynn’s Covington lawyer testified under oath that Flynn had not payed them yet. Since the trial when that revelation was made there have been no updated reports on whether or not Flynn has paid what he owes Covington.

Jack Lillywhite

Back to Alan Hurst. Later alligators.

Extraneus
The key point here is that we have entered a phase where the coup-plotters and participants are trying to justify what took place; and they are pointing fingers at each-other to avoid culpability.

That's a good phase to be in.

lyle

Gotcha, mike:

Me: Harris
CH: Rice
jimmyk: Klobuchar
JiB: Whitmer
henry: Hilligula
Marlene: Warren
rich: satan
Clarice: Clarice
TC: Masto
Ignatz: fluke
TK: Romney
joan: Mad Max
MM: Big Mike (heh)
Jane: Jill
Steph: F’in Kerry
Buckeye: Birx
Catsmeat: Synema
Momto2: Oprah
TB: Hassan
Boris: Tulsi
Matt: Karen
Jim: Whoopi cushion
Melinda: Katie Throuple
D: Sanders
Kev: nemo
GUS: Howdy Doody
cindyk: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
peter: "Jacob" LeMay
Dave: Tank Abrams
James D: JoeMentia
mih: Sparkle Markle

Anyone else

Threadkiller

Was Flynn supposed to pay Covington before he raised the capital?

Go into further debt?

I find it more plausible he was getting his affairs in order to pay the bill out of his diminishing assets. Then he got a real lawyer.

Rocco

MissM, I believe McCabe was Comeys Deputy Director at the time.

lyle

Add a question mark last comment.

/Cavalier attitude. Fed up?

You betcha.

I am. Completely.

Rocco

And 18 days after Yates was flabbergasted at that Jan. 5th meeting, she called Comey to tell him she was going to inform the White House that Flynn was compromised. Comey said to late, I just sent two guys over to interview him.

What a coincidence!

Extraneus

Thanks for that link, Rocco. I forgot how much I disliked him. Even if everyone else gets off easy, I hope Durham nails his ass.

In fact, I would pay to hear the lamentations of his wife and daughters.

henry

Got groceries today. I was the only person without a mask. Only a couple of the masks covered noses— why bother? No worries. There are only 30 Kung Flu cases in this part of the county. The only death was a Cook County Sheriff Deputy (yep, people cross borders to work). Plenty of meat, TP, etc.

Extraneus

I just noticed that people can post video in CTH comments.

Extraneus

For example, here's a link to a comment with video:

At the 48:00 mark Yates is talking about Not having the 302 nor had she ever seen it. At the 50:20 mark she is asked why she went to WH without waiting on the 302.
Rocco

Every fall when I was cutting meat in 33 degrees, my hay fever would clear up until I punched out. I wonder if the closed ventilation systems spike the virus?

Captain Hate

If Comey is a white hat, he can wear it to the gallows when they hang his worthless ass.

"But Satan, I have a white hat. Where do you plan on putting that monstrously engorged choad?"

matt - deplore me if you must

I thought that Karen pretty much covered the entire field.

I think it can be said beyond a reasonable doubt that a large number of the media and the House, in particular, are on the China payroll.

It gets more obvious every day. There's not even a discussion of fairness or objectivity. They simply jerk their knees and spout the party line.

As the Obama house of cards collapses on their heads they are going to dial it up even more, as that female reporter just tried to do with Trump. Stelter just cratered. So did Fuck Chuck Todd.

These are major league foopas. It reminds me of the scene in Airplane when the passengers all slap the sh*t out of the hysterical woman, except the one doing the slapping this time is Trump. Acosta...whack, Todd....whack, anonymous female reporter, whack!

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, did you ever have Peyton Manning cheering you on?

Jane

Byron York just said - if Obama was willing to make those stupid remarks, then he is hiding something much much bigger.

henry

CNBC is trying to play it that Trump ran away from tough questions from the CNN thot. Clear to me he was shutting down the Asian bint’s “muh racism” setup question and meltdown. Whether Airplane slapping, or Monty Python fish slapping, Trump used the giant herring on them.

Threadkiller

if Obama was willing to make those stupid remarks, then he is hiding something much much bigger.

This can go Full Birther!

Narciso

Cnbc is ailes regret 1.0, sheesh.

D

I wonder if these goofy reporters know how stupid they look by their idiotic questions and disrespectful attitudes.
They look like fools.

Narciso

The hill commits category error since solomon left

MissMarple2

https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/704431/mike-tyson-fight-unstoppable-war/

Mike Tyson is ready to fight! The best part of this is that the President is a boxing fan and a friend of Tyson's!

Elliott

Yates, moots, and leaves.

My suggested candidates are riding out the pandemic safely cloistered on the final page of comments to TM's previous post. If permitted to amend my submission, I would be tempted to award a spare participation trophy to James Mattis.

Captain Hate

ObaMAGAte

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--And 18 days after Yates was flabbergasted at that Jan. 5th meeting, she called Comey to tell him she was going to inform the White House that Flynn was compromised. Comey said to late, I just sent two guys over to interview him.

What a coincidence!--

Rocco,
If I understood Ext correctly she was actually flabbergasted when Comey sent the G-girls over to talk to Flynn without informing the WH first.

MissMarple2

https://www.republicanwhip.gov/news/scalise-applauds-10-5-million-in-funding-for-louisiana-community-health-centers-to-expand-covid-19-testing-2/

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/11/satchel-contents-identified-grenell-moves-to-unmask-the-unmaskers/

Tom R

CH @ 7:35

The challenge with trying to figure out Comey’s role in Spygate is that prior to getting fired by Trump almost all of his actions helped Trump and hurt Hillary. That is why countless Democrats said Comey should be fired.

After Trump fired him all of Comey’s public statements have been clearly anti-Trump. How many major government officials in US history have ever been hated by both the right and the left like Comey is?

If we assume ADM Rogers informed Trump in mid-November 2016 that Obama had been spying on him, a key unknown data point is when did Comey discover that Trump knew what the Obama criminal cabal had done?

sbwaters

New!

Captain Hate

I'll just never like Comey, Tom, even if everything you believe is correct. I took Trump at his word at every derogatory thing he's said about him. Even if it was a massive setup he was still a terrible FBI director in view of how badly the performance dropped.

Sometimes it's a waste of time speculating about these things in terms of what do we really know. Frankly I have better things to spend it on.

Melinda

"Fuck me? No, Fuck you."

Breaking911
@Breaking911
BREAKING: Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell seeks to declassify any Obama officials involved in Flynn 'unmasking' - ABC News

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1259977658466795522

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

new

Jane

What specifically does ‘unmasking” mean in that context TK?

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