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July 29, 2020

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Jack is Back!

A Bat? Does it have a visa to China on its passport?

Melinda

The Flying Fox!

joan

2020 = Weird.

Sad, too.

henry

Year of the weird? Do I have to turn pro now?

MissMarple2

Another link to the President's speech, in case it gets sabotaged on You Tube:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

henry

Moar Schiff

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/29/ahead-of-election-adam-schiff-tries-to-kickstart-yet-another-russian-interference-operation/

Dave (in MA)

Holy heads or tails, Tulsi!

Dave (in MA)

John McNamara has been reunited with Bill Buckner.

henry

Trump allowing oil exports to Mexico. That is big.

Melinda

Fresh David Corn:

David Corn
@DavidCornDC
Bill Barr is not a "useful idiot" for Putin--only because he's not an idiot. Look at all the ways he is helping Russia, as Moscow once again intervenes in a US presidential election. Please read, RT, and share.
motherjones.com/politics/2020/…

https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1288539910866116608

Dave (in MA)

For the last 10 or 15 years I keep reading that the most common North American bat, the little brown bat, risks going extinct due to some fungus that I'm assuming is caused by SUVs and/or Trump, but every night I look up and see them flapping around over my head out back.

henry

Promise to “send in the national guard” if Portland doesn’t end the violence.

joan

I've avoided the news as much as I can -- avoided yesterday's hearings, but I went back to the other thread to catch up a little bit and clicked on Rocco's link to Jim Jordan's Peaceful Protest youtube. I discovered I couldn't watch past 5:55 of the video. The riot scenes were bad enough, but looking at AG Barr's face made my heart hurt -- his expression said so much.

I also kept thinking, where have all of these evil people come from, have they lived among us, seething with frustration, hatred, envy, and rage, with masks on their faces? Their lust for destruction, looting, and rioting is primal. Who birthed and raised these people?

Where do we go from here?

joan

I've avoided the news as much as I can -- avoided yesterday's hearings, but I went back to the other thread to catch up a little bit and clicked on Rocco's link to Jim Jordan's Peaceful Protest youtube. I discovered I couldn't watch past 5:55 of the video. The riot scenes were bad enough, but looking at AG Barr's face made my heart hurt -- his expression said so much.

I also kept thinking, where have all of these evil people come from, have they lived among us, seething with frustration, hatred, envy, and rage, with masks on their faces? Their lust for destruction, looting, and rioting is primal. Who birthed and raised these people?

Where do we go from here?

Captain Hate

McNamara and Buckner are in heaven; for Calvin Schiraldi and Bob Stanley the barbed cock of Satan awaits.

Dave (in MA)

I'm sure he's packing up his things as we speak.

Pramila Jayapal@PramilaJayapal
Attorney General Bill Barr must resign.
MissMarple2

He is signing 4 permits that will allow the construction of pipelines and rails accross the border, which will allow the export of oil to Mexico.

Captain Hate

Where do we go from here?

Onward to victory.

clarice

https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1288475647204102146

Davod

Some group of concerned citizens should marry the timing of Schiff's comments with the timing of those interviewed by his committee. I would be interested if his lies are rebuffed.

Marlene

Dave @ 4:47... Ha. When the daughter and son-in-law were here last week,they stayed on the porch late every evening. Before going to bed,I'd tell them to close the porch windows tight. Mom! Why?! It is too hot out here! My reply...I don't want a freaking bat sneaking in here!

henry

I have a growing distaste for judges.

@klasfeldreports

BREAKING:

A federal judge in New York BLOCKS the Trump administration from enforcing the "public charge" rule for the length of the pandemic-related national emergency.

ICYMI, my coverage over arguments in this case in May for @CourthouseNews: courthousenews.com/revived-welfpu…

https://twitter.com/klasfeldreports/status/1288579527640219652?s=21

Jack is Back!

This fucking Zuckerburg is a real asshoe and liar.

Threadkiller

Jack Cashill
@jackcashill
·
Jul 27
Hollywood film director Joel Gilbert’s new Super Trump episode is now live, its called: "Super Trump - Drain the Swamp!". Watch now:

Super Trump - Drain The Swamp!
Hollywood film director Joel Gilbert brings back his Super Trump character with "Drain the Swamp!". Gilbert first introduced Super Trump in 2016...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBqtdL1XOvI

Dave (in MA)

clarice,

who does the 2nd part reference in the IowaHawk tweet?

henry

Yes, the shrimp went there. Pure Darwinism would do less damage than this egotist.

@marketwatch

Dr. Fauci recommends wearing goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus

https://twitter.com/marketwatch/status/1288580611549138944?s=21

sbwaters

Perhaps it would help if some people wore a gag.

Captain Hate

We've had a bat in our house about half a dozen times, usually waking someone up by flying around. Trying to herd them to a doorway is difficult; throwing a large towel at them works better.

Captain Hate

Iowahawk and Treacher belong in quarantined comedy clubs.

sbwaters

CH, one improvises. A tennis racquet once. A 2x4 another time. Depends on location.

MissMarple2

clarice,

I quit following Iowahawk when he threw his hissy-fit over Trump getting the nomination. To my mind, if Ben Carson and Ted Cruz can swallow their pride and take a cabinet position, he can damn sure stick up for the American people and not mock the doctors who say it is effective.

Not only that, insulting the Jamaican lady doctor and saying that Coronovirus-19 is caused by "demon sex" is unbelievably insulting!

Captain Hate

sbw,

I've tried a tennis racquet before; the ones I tried it on eluded it pretty well although my heart wasn't in it to clobber them because as pesty as they are in a house, they consume lot of mosquitos outside.

Buckeye

I used a tennis racquet twice on bats.

Very effective, but that was back in the day when I had a kickass serve:)

joan

I agree, Miss Marple. Reading that tweet irritated me. If it was meant to be witty, it wasn't. If it was simply sarcasm, it missed its mark and failed. In fact, it was drivel.

Iowahawk use to be amusing, now he's simply Iowahack.

Dave (in MA)

Trump just spoke last week in the Portnoy interview about how he gets himself into trouble by retweeting things without researching them sufficiently, and this is another case of that. She might know what she's talking about on this topic, but there's video out there of her talking about some crazy voodoo crap, and the TDSers are going crazy with it.
On the other hand, if Trump had said anything disparaging about that very same doctor, the very same shitbags would be climbing over each other calling him racist. For that matter, if Trump had never mentioned HCQ a few months ago it would now be the universally prescribed treatment for this.

Threadkiller

Cicilline gets to the meat of his bitch. Facebook doesn’t censor exactly what the Dems prescribe. The HCQ doctor video has sent them into a full panic.

Captain Hate

MOAR RUPERT FEAR PORN

U.S. Leads the Globe as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 150,000, Hospitalizations Rise

Deaths in the U.S. from the new coronavirus topped 150,000, with the country leading the globe in the number of cases and fatalities. Yet new cases have shown signs of leveling off.

The Ferret must have complained about Maria Bartiroma not giving her softball lobs.

sbwaters

CH: they consume lot of mosquitoes outside.

Yep. Like them flitting overhead at twilight when we are on the patio.

Threadkiller

If that doctor wasn’t crazy enough, Dave, the media would have gone to the next doctor on the list to create a villain. No win situation.

sbwaters

When I was about 12 at summer camp in a cabin of six, one of the bunkmates said he felt something in his bed. It turned out to be a bat. ... and a series of rabies shots for him.

Bats have their place. At a distance.

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

When we lived on the farm that was built in 1870,we used to out in the back yard and watch the bats fly out of the very high-roofed barn, catching mosquitoes in over the barn lot.

We were easily entertained as kids!

Captain Hate

Ok, I'm liking that a lot of people like this guy are speaking up

https://mobile.twitter.com/MartinDavisMc/status/1288520193329762305

Buckeye

When I was a kid we had contests to see who could catch the most lightning bugs.

Stuck them in a mason jar.

Melinda

Operation Legend, In Chicago, first scalp.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/7/29/21347216/black-disciples-leader-23-charged-englewood-drug-gun-case-feds

This team has political cover to run things in those neighborhoods. That this arrest came this quickly after the announcement? I'd say "Legend" is just finishing up what they've already scaled out. This might prove interesting.

Melinda

Couldn't possibly also been an insider trap, now could it?

https://www.benzinga.com/news/20/07/16814320/kodak-had-some-very-suspicious-trading-activity-ahead-of-drug-news

Rocco

That's the 2020 Bela Pelosi Commemorative Coin.

henry

A couple years ago when removing cedar shingles from my roof (with help from roofers), we found several bats. The gaps between the old shingles were perfect for them. I put bat houses up so they wouldn’t be homeless.

Melinda

Henry Rodgers
@henryrodgersdc
WATCH:

Jordan to Raskin:

"Mr. Raskin, you want to talk about masks? Why would the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury unmask Michael Flynn's name?"

The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury who unmasked Flynn was Raskin's wife, Sarah Raskin...

pic.twitter.com/ncvjGHU4Ha

https://twitter.com/henryrodgersdc/status/1288557581657612289

Captain Hate

Our white trash neighbors have a bat house, surely more presentable than their sty residence.

Melinda

TopSecretK9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Retweeted
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John Ondrasik @johnondrasik
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Props to @espn for not kissing the ring, at least in this instance.

Vince Coglianese @VinceCoglianese
WHOA... ESPN REPORTS...

In search of the next Yao Ming, the NBA opened a player development academy in Xinjiang -- where most athletes were Uighurs.

The Chinese government ran the facilities and the coaches physically beat the players.

espn.com/nba/story/_/id…

https://twitter.com/johnondrasik/status/1288595660137103361

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown has been indicted on multiple fraud charges in connection with his attempts to defraud several financial institutions, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney Byong J. “BJay” Pak said Brown took out loans and made credit card purchases, and then falsely claimed he was the victim of identity theft and not responsible for the charges or repaying the loans.

henry

Art auctions as Russian money laundering.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/art-for-vladimirs-sake-a-senate-investigations-subcommittee-found-a-couple-of-russian-oligarchs-us/

Dave (in MA)

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/07/29/boston-north-end-fbi-investigation-fulton-street/

No word yet after several hours about what they were looking for. I'm guessing they were working on an anonymous tip that someone had a Columbus statue in their apartment.

Jane

Did any of you take the peanut butter test?

How rude!

Threadkiller

https://ohiostatehousenews.com/2020/07/ohio-banning-hydroxychloroquine-for-treatment-of-covid-19

Dave (in MA)

I got a bat house to put on a nearby tree when we noticed bats living behind the shutters on the north side of the house. We had to have the tree taken down so the bat house is just laying on the woodpile, the only thing it ever housed was yellow jackets. The bats stayed a few years and moved on.

Threadkiller
The Ohio Department of Health purchased two million of doses of the drug earlier this year and later was given two millions more doses by an Ohio drug-maker. None of which has been dispensed to the public for use, say sources.

The reporter fails to inquire as to whether or not government employees got treatment.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, I posted my results. I got Person, Woman, Man, Camera, Peanut butter.

Threadkiller

This hearing is going on forever. Multiple rounds of questions.

Dave (in MA)

TK, glad you're doing better.

Had Trump never mentioned it, it'd be mandatory by now.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

That Bat Quarter was a thing ... four months ago.
Maybe TM is catching up and will join us in voting for Trump LOL after all
LOL

Threadkiller

Thanks, Dave.

Melinda

TK-

The state couldn't possibly be the buyer to create scarcity, now could it? Kinda like ammo a few years back, by all those new Educational SWAT Teams?

Naaahhhh.

Jane

Ahhh Dave,

I actually saw your results!

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

When my dad got home from the war, he bought a piece of land on what was then the edge of the city limits, and built a sheet metal/furnace repair shop and a small aluminum-sided bungalow. We four girls slept in 2 sets of bunk beds, and when my brother was born in 1956, my dad converted what had been a walk-in closet to a VERY small bedroom, just large enough for a small crib and chest of drawers.

Those were the days when most of us didn't have color TV, let alone cable. By Spring we had usually worn out our board games. When the weather got nice,we played outside.

Our greatest outdoor entertainment was sitting on my grandad's 1957 blue Thunderbird (he had moved into an apartment my dad had constructed over our garage after my paternal grandmother died) and watching OUR white trash neighbors fight! (We called them "billies" here for hillbillies.)

And I am talking REALLY fight, with screaming, yelling, throwing things, swinging guitars like clubs, and actually brandishing BUTCHER KNIVES. We were probably an acre from their fracas due to the small pasture with goats and donkeys and a mule between us, so I don't think we were in any danger.

However, I have a sneaking suspicion that when we started relating this type of entertainment to my mother's mother, she decided it was time to move us to the country, where we would not have that stuff to watch.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Back thread:
"Do any of you get continual messages from the Trump campaign asking for money?"

I get 30 or 40 per day. Hard sell, some I would call bullying. Many are laughably deceptive: does PDJT really spend time discussing why my name is not on the Donated Today list? Really, people are tricked by that?
Half of the emails are for Trump and half for other candidates. Some perhaps scams.
For fund raising at least, it's "life is normal". Not very appealing but I try to ignore (you can always unsubscribe). Nothing clever, nothing 4D, nothing to make me feel part of a team, part of a movement.
I downloaded the Trump app but deleted it when they required my cell phone, since I had no confidence it would be used responsibly.
Is it safe to assume fund raising is largely outsourced?

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
18m.
@FoxNews reported incorrectly what the Federal Government is doing with respect to Portland. We are demanding that the Governor & Mayor do their job or we will do it for them. To complicated to discuss in a Tweet, but bad reporting by Fox (possibly on purpose!). @DHSgov

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Behind a registration wall, but I can see:
Police discarded.
Security guards want-ads posted.
Teachers Union angry, demands no policing on the campuses.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/after-ending-police-contract-minneapolis-schools-quietly-post-job-listings-for-security-guards_3441630.html
After Ending Police Contract, Minneapolis Schools Quietly Post Job Listings for Security Guards

Threadkiller

Jim, I was never in danger of dying from Covid. My o2 desperately needed supplementation. The second night in the hospital I became quite panic stricken. I convinced myself, as I watched my O2 refuse to increase, that I was destined for a ventilator. I did not sleep a wink as I physically trembled all night long. It was an irrational thought in retrospect as I reflected on how little O2 I was given. Nonetheless I was scared out of my mind and withholding that fear from my family, which only made my mental spiraling much more overwhelming. As stupid as it sounds it is almost a personal PTSD issue I have to contend with. So many people have been through so much worse, I feel ashamed to even mention my silly reaction.

As far as the process and the care the hospitals have their systems down. Covid lacks lethality when it is addressed with immediate Emergency Room care. There is no real overloading of hospitals. What I saw was that their concentrated focus of Covid may lead to other ailments not getting as urgent attention as is necessary. This is an unnecessary consequence of reducing staff at the beginning and failing to compartmentalise(sp?) non-covid in the same streamlined fashion as the covid wards.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
7m
New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing - a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!

Dave (in MA)

A few years ago I photoshopped one of our cat's heads onto a picture of a flying fox bat and momentarily fooled my wife into believing there was a bat that looked just like her.

If you click on it you get the big version.

caro

Jane, I am doing the test with a really smokey, peaty scotch. I love the aroma. Will that work?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

henry: "Trump allowing oil exports to Mexico. That is big."

Didn't Mexico used to export oil?

Melinda

Almost as if they've automated it (and it's not what was contracted for! Surprise!) and just need the bodies hired as cover.....

Scott Greenfield
@ScottGreenfield
A friend's son was hired as a tracer. Never heard from anybody. Kept calling. Not a word. No training. No work. No directions. No nothing except a paycheck.

Cool program.

Harry Siegel @harrysiegel
"To me, it seems like (NYC) hired all of us just to say we have 3,000 contact tracers so we can start opening up again, and they don’t really care about the program metrics or whether it’s a successful program." nytimes.com/2020/07/29/nyr…

Show this thread

Threadkiller

Wouldn’t put it past them, Mel.

Dave (in MA)

Person, Woman, Man, Camera, Smokey, peaty scotch.

MissMarple2

I am not donating through that app because it irritates me so much PLUS I wouldn't be surprised to discover that Biden and the Democrats had stolen phone numbers and are trying to siphon off money from his donors.

Therefore, I am mailing a check in a week or so.

Melinda

They're Government Professionals!

peter

Just did the test, Jane, couldn’t smell from a foot away with either nostril. Does this mean I have Covid?

Melinda

Trifecta!

Former Baltimore Delegate Cheryl Glenn Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Soliciting And Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Official Actions Taken on Legislation Related to Medical Marijuana, Opioid Therapy Clinics, and Liquor Licenses

https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/former-baltimore-delegate-cheryl-glenn-sentenced-two-years-federal-prison-soliciting-and

(She wouldn't be from Cummings district now would she? Naaahhh..)

caro

After the superTrump movie on draining the swamp, the auto load was Larry King interviewing Melania and Donald after their wedding in 2005. Interesting since they had no idea what was in their future.

MissMarple2

Richard Grenell
@RichardGrenell
·
15m
too many politicians keep manipulating intelligence. It happens on both sides of the aisle but it is never ok.

Career intel officials’ work should be free from this type of political manipulation.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tammy-duckworth-potential-vp-pick-calls-intel-russia/story?id=72055930

MissMarple2

Steve Herman
@W7VOA
·
15m
All staff in the US House of Representatives required to wear masks, announces @SpeakerPelosi

Melinda

MM-

"Especially you, Mr. Jordan."

MissMarple2

Chad Pergram
@ChadPergram
·
23m
Fox is told that former President Obama will deliver the eulogy tomorrow at the funeral of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at the Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
===========================================

Of course he will. Are any of us surprised?

Narciso

Joan i sent you a draft from another account

MissMarple2

I didn't watch the hearing today, but I had to ask if this is the impression the witnesses gave:

TheHuBLife
@GeneralDilley
·
2m
Has their ever been a group of more insufferable pricks in the history of the planet than these douchebag CEOs from Silicon Valley?

I've seen wood stumps with more charm.

Not one of these dorks has ever got laid without paying for it.

Guaranteed.

lyle

Is anyone going to count how many times Zippy refers to himself in the eulogy of someone else?

Threadkiller

I expect his Huh-glory dialect to be full ghetto.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

TK, thanks for the report. I'm glad you did not have to be ventilated.
I read a YouTube comment from a guy who said that at one point his O2 fell to, I think it was, the 50s or 60s range.
Sounded scary.

MissMarple2

Adam Housley
@adamhousley
·
36m
You wanna know why the media gets disrespect....How does Blitzer just conduct a full interview with Silver and didn’t ask him once about China. Seriously? AND on the other side 2. How they made up the Gavin Newsom kept his wineries open bull. #annoyed

Threadkiller

Along with some other presidential hopefuls, Hillary Clinton spoke in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to commemorate the famed civil right march that put that city on the map.

Hillary was not the first politician to conjure up an ersatz southern accent to show her street cred. In 2007, Barack Omama used the occasion of the march’s 52nd anniversary to show down he was with the movement in what biographer David Remnick charitably called “a slightly different dialect.”


In fact, Obama used his best black preacher voice to tell his audience a story so comically unanchored to reality that had a black Republican’s told it his candidacy would have died before the evening news even aired.


“My very existence might not have been possible had it not been for some of the folks here today,” Obama told the civil rights veterans gathered to mark the events of “Bloody Sunday.”

“Something happened back here in Selma, Alabama,” Obama continued. This something “sent a shout across the ocean,” which inspired Obama Sr., still “herding goats” back in Kenya, to “set his sights a little higher.” This same something also “worried folks in the White House” to the point that the “the Kennedy's decided we're going to do an air lift.”

As the saga continued, Obama Sr. got a ticket on the airlift and met Obama’s mother, a descendant of slave-owners. “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge,” preached Obama.

“So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me I'm not coming home to Selma, Alabama.”

He didn’t, and he wasn’t. Something about Selma inspired Obama to aggrandize his history to Homeric levels. For starters, herding goats in his father’s town was like mowing lawns in an American one. Everyone did it as a kid, even the son of the village’s most affluent guy.


Obama’s prosperous grandfather, by the way, had not been imprisoned and tortured by the British for helping the anti-colonial Mau-Mau rebels, as Obama, in another bit of canvas-darkening, claimed in Dreams from My Father.

By the time his son came along, Grandpa Obama was able to dress him in western clothes and send him to English-speaking Christian schools. Obama Sr. was working as a clerk in Nairobi, not a goatherd in East Bejesus, when he applied for the first airlift. For the young or those of short memory, the Republican Eisenhower was the president in 1959 when Obama Sr. came to the United States.

Although born in Kansas, Ann Dunham was not exactly Dorothy. She spent her formative years in the state of Washington where she earned the nickname "Anarchist Annie" under the tutelage of some hipster teachers.

By the time of the Selma march, Dunham had long since been seduced and abandoned by the roguish Obama Sr. In fact, her son was conceived four years before anyone outside of Alabama ever heard of Selma. What amazes in retrospect is how Obama found the nerve to tell so flagrantly dishonest a story. Having a dependably obliging media surely fortified his spine.

http://americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/remembering_obamas_bogus_selma_speech.html

lyle

From Insty:

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/1207183/worlds-most-identical-twins-plan-pregnant-same-time/

I dare you to click. Hell, I double dare you. 😬

But you’ve also been warned...

Threadkiller

O2 in the 80s is bad news. I imagine that 50-60 is near death.

henry

Jane, I tried with instant coffee crystals. (Peanut butter is reserved for mouse traps, Gundry no like peanuts). Both nostrils, plus each nostril independently, worked fine. Mountain grown FTW.

lyle

What amazes in retrospect is how Obama found the nerve to tell so flagrantly dishonest a story

Why would anyone be amazed? His entire life is one big fraud. The biggest fraud ever foisted on the US electorate.

MissMarple2

JERRY DUNLEAVY
@JerryDunleavy
·
34m
It’s official: The hearing is over & not a single congressman asked Tim Cook WTF he was talking about here & why he was voluntarily whitewashing a CCP company deemed a national security threat by the U.S. intel community & that is being prosecuted by the DOJ for a host of crimes.
============================================
JERRY DUNLEAVY
@JerryDunleavy

Apple's Tim Cook: “Companies like...Huawei & Google built successful businesses w/ different approaches. We’re okay w/ that.” Huawei is a Chinese espionage org helping CCP w/ surveillance & is charged under RICO & w/ sanctions evasion. A "different approach" Apple is "okay with."
========================================
Dunleavy is with the DC Examiner - MM.

henry

Tim Cook’s best selling product is manufactured in China. China is his biggest market for stuff. Why would politicians funded by a China (Dems & RINOs) point that out?

Jane

Sure Caro, as long as you can smell it thru your left nostril.

Jane

Peter,

Find something you can smell! Not a COVID rest.

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