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August 27, 2020

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peter

Feds seen holding rates at zero for five years...
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-26/fed-seen-holding-rates-at-zero-for-five-years-plus-in-new-policy

James D.

ut I would exhort Trump et al to make a strong statement urging these militia guys to stay home and let the police handle this.

That's a fine sentiment, except for one problem:

The police are being deliberate ordered NOT to handle it. Governors and Mayors are purposely allowing the citizens of their states and cities to be preyed upon by rioters and arsonist and looters.

Old Lurker

I think of it like the Wild West back in the day, James.

Manuel Transmission

Had a thought in the wee hours that Rush might be a special guest tonight. He’s been out all week, but without the usual updates by his guest hosts. Not the normal mode.

clarice

Not only that, JamesD, but the governors where the riots are taking place have refused to seek federal aid--though Evers has apparently crumbled .

MissMarple2

Good morning!

I can link the speeches from last night, which President Trump has linked individually on his Twitter page and his You Tube page.

Here is his Twitter page:

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

I can't seem to find that You Tube page which they just set up, but I will keep looking.

Old Lurker

Was it Clint Eastwood who had the line about what some folks just need?

anonamom

As has been the case for quite some time, TM doesn't get it. He wants Trump to say what TM wants to hear. This is NOT about you, TM; you and your fellow TDS/OrangeMan Bad NeverTrumpers are not who elects DJT.


What DJT needs to say to the people who will be voting for him ---who are NOT worried about the militia peeps per se,* but the lack of law enforcement allowed by D mayors and governors who are letting these cities burn---is
"We are here, and will be there in hours AS SOON AS YOUR GOVERNOR REQUESTS OUR HELP."

(What he's been saying.)

Keep reinforcing that it is THEIR D GOVERNORS who are enabling the Burning, Looting and Mayhem.

Who are RESPONSIBLE for the lives and property lost.


* those people scare Uniparty and RINOs and DeepStaters, as they clearly think ---and act--for themselves.

Neo

Players Join Fans in Boycott of NBA

MissMarple2

anonamom,

I agree with you. Not one person on our little street is worried about anything except jobs, crime. and taxes.

I have been looking at Twitter, and so far I have seen attacks on the nun, attacks on Kayleigh Macinerny for daring to mention her preventative mastectomy on national television, attacks on Ric Grenell for "betraying" the gay community, attacks on every single black speaker for supporting the President, and attacks on the Vice President for being a Christian.

You would have to be nuts to support those people, which are the same types setting fire to Kenosha. I would bet cash money at least 3 people on this street would pull out rifles or shotguns if we had the same situation starting here.

I hope he addresses that tonight about 3 times during his speech, so that they have trouble blocking it out. I have never seen such a concerted effort to block and/or disrupt a convention. I felt like the party that complained about the Russian interference was FAR worse.

henry

The entire “white nationalist bugaloo” narrative is a smear. The militias are the equivalent of famed “rooftop Koreans” — just with round eyes and pale skin on many. Look at the background of the “peaceful protesters.” Revolving door prison thugs. Damn straight people will protect themselves when the government only half assed protects its buildings while abandoning the town to the hordes.

MissMarple2

henry,

These mayors who are not making the slightest attempt to control things will find that they will be replaced by people who know what they are doing.

The best mayor we have had in decades was a retired Marine officer, Greg Ballard, who served for 2 terms and rooted out a lot of waste and corruption. Unfortunately, he was limited by term limits so he ended up being replaced by a dem who ran against a weak GOP candidate, and then we were back to square one.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Commenter: "I can now understand why many Germans did not believe that there were concentration camps."


(Caption: fiery but mostly peaceful protests)

Another Bob

The tweet version of this post, “ But Trump needs to make a strong statement quashing these militia (gunman appears to be a Trump backer),”

This is the classic blame shift. Lefty’s been nothing but violence, official lefties encouraging it. People begin acting in their own defense.

Now the “Trump backer” label is applied and it’s made it’s all his fault? He has to crush the response so lefty can continue leading lambs to slaughter?

Why is Evers’ head not on a pike? He’s actively encouraged and enabled the violence.

henry

Note that the “peaceful protester” Lefty is a felon. This answers the question of whether he has a WI concealed carry license. No, felons are not eligible. It is a felony for Lefty to have a gun of any kind at any time. Has Lefty been arrested on a felony firearms charge? AG Kaul, Gov Evers, why does lefty get a free pass?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Last night's convention speakers were great.
Does PDJT accept the nom tonight?

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Good point, and I don't know why. Here in Indiana we have a weak governor who doesn't even have the advantage of a charming personality. He's like having an insurance salesman as head of the state.

I would be ok if he DID something, but apparently not much is being accomplished. The only thing I can say is he doesn't waste money on stupid stuff and I am certain he wouldn't undercut the GOP ticket, since he is a Republican.

jimmyk

Seems we've lost extraneus as well as Captain Hate. Maybe ext is just busy moving.

Mel, on that Fed thread https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1298821004727209984.html

I always had a more benign take on JP Morgan in 1907: He showed that in principle you don't need the Fed, because the private sector can take care of a problem. Morgan essentially acted like a central banker, literally locked his fellow bankers in his meeting room until they came up with a solution. His "illegal" purchase of TC&I was just because TR waived antitrust law to allow it, much like today's Fed uses "emergency powers" to do whatever the hell it wants. But unlike the Fed, Morgan solved the problem immediately and that was it. The Fed keeps intervening and screwing with markets for years on end.

The guy has a point that we don't want the likes of Bezos, Zuckerberg, and Gates doing this now, but just like the governors and their indefinite "emergencies," we need a limit, like 30 days, on these extra powers.

henry

Too woke to be employed.

@cnbcnow

BREAKING: TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quit after being excluded from deal talks between the company and Microsoft & Oracle, a source tells @JBoorstin. Multiple sources also tell CNBC that Mayer's exit indicates that a deal—likely a sale to Microsoft—could come in the next 48 hours.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Don Surber:
"Tonight, Donald Trump must give his greatest speech ever -- or rot in jail if Democrats win.
No pressure."

jimmyk

Donald Trump must give his greatest speech ever

He could be the second coming of Winston Churchill crossed with Martin Luther King and the MSM will call it "dark," "divisive," and "racist." We should have a drinking game on it.

MissMarple2

Jim,

Yes, President Trump formally accepts the nomination tonight. The theme tonight is "Land of Greatness", I think.

James D.

Why is Evers’ head not on a pike? He’s actively encouraged and enabled the violence.

There has to be some grounds for legal action against him (and other mayors who have encouraged violence and arson, and ordered police to not interfere with them), doesn't there?

Or do the citizens whose businesses (or homes) were destroyed due to willful negligence on the part of their elected leaders have no recourse at all?

henry

James D, sovereign immunity.

MissMarple2

You know, it looks to me like the Democrats got hit with the old boomerang again. I am pretty sure they thought that having these virtual conventions was going to make THEM look better, because they had all of their Hollywood and TV people to help them.

Only those people don't know anything positive to air. At all. And their "everyday Democrats" are either repulsive or they have all left to join Trump.

Then along comes the dreaded Orange Man, whom we have now seen for 3 days is NOT who the media/democrats have been portraying. He's not a loudmouth, nor is he anti-woman, nor racist, nor greedy. His kids aren't drug addicts nor grifters, but work hard.

Once again, the super-power he has is making the left and others reveal their true natures, and it isn't pretty. They have been reduced to attacking nuns and war veterans.

Old Lurker

Fox headline says it all:

"Former Bush, Romney, McCain officials endorse Biden, target Trump ahead of key RNC speech"

Toothpaste, meet Tube.

MissMarple2

henry,

If there was evidence that all of these Democrat mayors and governors were acting in a coordinated effort to refrain from arresting antifa or BLM people and had ordered the police to stand down, and if they were taking orders from someone like Soros or Pelosi, would there be action THEN?

It wouldn't be a mistake nor even a policy difference, but a harmful action taken for political purposes (although as I said up above, I think it has backfired).

henry

Miss M, based on the rulings against the John Doe victims... no. That has been litigated all the way to the US Supreme Court. We mere subjects have to be thankful for getting burned out of our homes by the state. After all, we are enemies of the state (per Pelosi) and deserve far worse.

Jane

I have some GOOD NEWS!

Went to the eye doctor today, and they couldn't get an Xray. The doc sent me back for a 2nd try. (If you didn't know, my eye is very rude)

Now 2 weeks ago he told me it was toast. He tried a new method to attach the macular but it was still miles apart! The eye was gone.

TODAY IT WAS ATTACHED! Now that is no guarantee I'll be able to see. And I still have a huge cataract in it that has to come out, and it will be months before I know.

BUT HOPE IS ETERNAL!

Thank you all for all your love and support. (It's been going on as long as the pandemic.) I really really appreciate it. And keep your fingers crossed!

Buckeye

Good point, and I don't know why. Here in Indiana we have a weak governor who doesn't even have the advantage of a charming personality. He's like having an insurance salesman as head of the state.

Could be worse. Ours is a high school hall monitor.

Threadkiller

A stunningly accurate NYT timeline of the Kenosha shootings:

https://mobile.twitter.com/trbrtc/status/1298839097923063809

Threadkiller

Still praying for the best, Jane.

jimmyk

Great, Jane! Keep hope alive.

Jane

Just found out that Mary got promoted to LT Col in Air Force Reserves today. She's in charge of everything! People have to stand up when she walks in the room. That's very cool!

Neo

Macaulay Culkin @IncredibleCulk

Hey guys, wanna feel old?

I'm 40.

You're welcome.

https://mobile.twitter.com/IncredibleCulk/status/1298730289737293824

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

I follow DeWine because I am afraid he will give Holcomb ideas. I was VERY pleased with Pence's speech last night because it looks to me like Trump has been teaching him a thing or two about how to manage a complex system and how to communicate with people, as well as what is important to them.

People WANT strong leaders who stick up for them. I am amazed at the numbers of people who think that what we REALLY need is Marvin Milquetoast. They are really members of Captain Hate's famed Uniparty who don't care much who's in office as long as they have a paycheck coming in. Bah!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Predicts blowout Trump win.
Has good track record, 25/27

https://spectator.org/helmut-norpoth-trump-win-november/

henry

Jesse to the rescue. (Of what is unclear). Statement at link

@vickimckenna

Jesse Jackson cometh: We now know that Jacob Blake was being placed under arrest, resisted, fled, and had a KNIFE. We also now have plentiful info suggesting Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self defense. BIG DIFFERENCE! But here comes Jesse...riding into Kenosha to stir up more rabble.

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1298992959979839494?s=21

Jack Lillywhite


"Former Bush, Romney, McCain officials endorse Biden, target Trump ahead of key RNC speech"

Was there ever any doubt?

Momto2

What encouraging news, Jane! I'm praying you'll be able to see once it's all healed and the cataract is removed.

Beautiful morning here and my heart aches for those dealing with approaching storms, wildfires, and riots.

Neo

Their findings, published online last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, conclude that 1 million deaths in 2020 would cut three years off the average U.S. life expectancy, while 250,000 deaths would reduce lifespans by about a year.
https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/08/25/demographers-put-covid-19-death-toll-into-perspective/

Old Lurker

Never any doubt, Jack.

Just like so many other Progs it is interesting how they have all dropped their masks in 2020.

Femall.

Jane

Thanks everyone. I'm amazed at how thrilled I am. I was pretty resigned.

Dave (in MA)

The Joe the Plumber analogy would work better if Mr. Geraghty was some random guy standing outside his home that Biden walked up to.

MissMarple2

henry,

At one time Jesse Jackson had Donald Trump's ear.

Here's a 2=minuute video of Jaacksono thanking him and having him speak at the Rainbow Push Coalition awards dinner:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-trp-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=trp&p=donald+Trump+Jesse+Jackson#id=1&vid=367f4791c38e819f5fdbe1cf4146deae&action=click

If Jesse thinks he can ride to the rescue of the mess the dems have created, I think he's as lost as some of the others. Hopefully the President can get him to butt out for a little bit.

MissMarple2

Jane,

Did you note last night that VP Pence said that this is a "Nation of Miracles?" That is what I am praying is underway with your eye.

GUS

Multiple warrants. Long rap sheet, protection order against him, ignored Police commands, shrugged off tazer to the torso, walked around car, opened door leaned in EXACTLY EXACTLY TOM MAGUIRE, where he had a hknife. 3 Little kids/hostages or murder suicide victims. Cop within inches of this attempting to stop him.
MAGUIRE SAYS ***IMHO this doesn't really justify the shooting - police sometimes reacts as if they are scared and lack imagination, and this looks like one of those times.
Mr Maguire, which military service are you a veteran of, and what discipline. When did you last carry a badge and CREATIVELY STOP felons who are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to the POLICE, THEMSELVES, 3 CHILDREN ETC.
Tell all please, Mr Maguire, what was you m.o. in these situations, when you were protecting and serving.
I'll wait.

henry

Yeah, nothing intrusive here.

@chrissyfarr

Huge news: Amazon has come out with a wearable & app to compete with Apple and Fitbit.

It has some new features you might not expect:

- emotion tracking
- body fat %
- points vs steps
- it’s membership-based

https://twitter.com/chrissyfarr/status/1298985671072157697?s=21

Dave (in MA)

If only the policemen had permitted Mr. Blake to retrieve his weapon from his vehicle, then they could have shot it out of his hand 1950s TV cowboy style. Then Mr. Blake probably would have apologized to the policemen and they could have all shared a nice warm moment together and gone out for some socially-distanced ice cream.

caro

Hooray, Jane! Your doctor team and you are real warriors.

rich

i guess tm has never seen surviving edged weapons.

active warrants, felon, history of fighting with police, armed with or reaching for a knife ...

... you have two seconds to make the call.

Neo

unemployment dips below 10
This is it !!
In 1984, Ronald Reagan’s path to re-election looked assured when unemployment went below 10%

Dave (in MA)

❤︎ Jane!

MissMarple2

Since apparently the President is supposed to appear at 1:00 as well as this evening, I had better get some work done around here!

Dave (in MA)
    Yeah, nothing intrusive here.
We have an amazon device with a camera in it (Echo show) that I use primarily as a bedroom clock. I figure if someone gets a look at me without any britches that's their loss and their own fault.
rich

>>>if I were a Republican strategist, go long botox because I would need all the help in the world keeping a straight face. But I would exhort Trump et al to make a strong statement urging these militia guys to stay home and let the police handle this.<<<

since geraghty voted for obama and is probably a registered dem he must be one of those nyt republicans ... anyone with an ounce of common sense should have seen through his thin veneer as early as his 2004 keynote speech and doubly so in the campaigns. his vote makes his entire judgement suspect. and many of these militia guys are home and they have their friends and family protecting their families, homes, and businesses from violent rioters and felons whom the democrats are employing as shock troops to carry out their coup. all those taxes paid for professional policing and keeping felons locked up seems to have been wasted. clinton yammered on about militias too between harassing the women in the white house. but they really were his emmanuel goldstein.

Porchlight

Great news, Jane!

C-SPAN callers immediately after the RNC concluded last night were 10-1 pro-Trump.

If the question wasn't answered, yes, Trump accepts the nomination tonight.

Agree with Dave, Joe the Plumber and this Geraghty fellow aren't equivalent. Still, I think the NYT is (finally!) onto something: yes, blue collar white Dems (especially Dem men) DO feel abandoned by the Dem party and ARE attracted by Trump's pro-law and order stance. News from 2015 that you can use!

Porchlight

Oh, and the pro-Trump people were calling in on all three C-SPAN lines: R, D, and independent.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Pelosi:

I don't think there should be any debates. I don't think the President of the US has comported himself in a way that anyone who has any association with the truth evidence data and facts. I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him.

Just transcribed that from her statements today...

Porchlight

Ah yes, the "no debates" card. As we expected.

henry

Xi pulling her puppet strings again?

Melinda

Steph-

Might have to expand that invitation list for drug tests....

Buckeye

Great news Jane!

Fingers crossed.

Jane

"Your doctor team and you are real warriors."

They treat me like a family member, and they never gave up! Love them!

Melinda

Great news, Jane! Best of luck on the next step!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Yep, Mel. Looks like capitulation to me EXCEPT..

It is Dalrymple's axiom in full display. They truly don't believe that when they go full on NK vote results, no one is going to win in disputing them.

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

Melinda

Crapplefratz - The Hipster Wookie
@Crapplefratz
FIFY: Kenosha peaceful on fourth night of protests as VIOLENT RIOTERS REALIZE CITIZENS NOT PUTTING UP WITH THEIR SHIT after deadly shooting

The Washington Post @washingtonpost
Kenosha peaceful on fourth night of protests as armed militias stay away after deadly shooting wapo.st/34zoVU9

https://twitter.com/Crapplefratz/status/1299014233087184896

Honorable mention:

Anna Khait
@Annakhait
Hurricane Laura is destructive but it’s mostly peaceful.

https://twitter.com/Annakhait/status/1298993881380315147

Jane

Nancy Pelosi has announced she doesn't think there should be debates. Trump is not worthy!

Porchlight

Pelosi remarks video:

https://streamable.com/meo5ij

This could be a trial balloon. Call your Dem congressman/Senators now and tell them Joe has to debate or he will lose. LOL.

Porchlight

"Mostly peaceful" is a new low in MSM.

A bowl of chili with a small turd in it is "mostly chili."

Melinda

Porch-

There's a punchline coming. The drug test was a bait line. It's a trap.

Melinda

Meanwhile,

See if your husband wants to pick up the license rights to this catchy tune (language alert):

M Lebon
@LongTplexTrader
A MUST WATCH

https://twitter.com/LongTplexTrader/status/1299013525537513473

[Clip at the link]

Jim Eagle

Bravo Zulu, Jane. Keep it up. Be strong and healthy.

Jim Eagle

Wal-Mart challenging MS for Tik-Tok.

Let the bidding begin!

Porchlight

That was great, Melinda!!! LOL

henry

Thunderstorms likely for tonight. Should keep the caravan crowds away from Kenosha.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

YaY Jane!

lyle

https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/26/25-things-president-trump-can-say-to-drive-the-left-even-more-nuts/

lyle

Great news, Jane!

GUS

I've said it all along. Biden will NEVER be on the same stage without a wheelchair, debating TRUMP.

Melinda

Thanks, Nahncee! Let the mocking Begin!

Margot Cleveland
@ProfMJCleveland
"We have to elect Joe to know what's inside his head."

Maria Bartiromo @MariaBartiromo
Wow just wow.

*PELOSI SAYS DOESN'T THINK THERE SHOULD BE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES @MorningsMaria @SundayFutures @FoxNews @FoxBusiness do you think the people will feel cheated if so?

https://twitter.com/ProfMJCleveland/status/1299014711799877633

Jane

Not sure I would have kept up my good mood without you guys and Happy Coffee! You guys are very kind. Thank you all!

GUS

The only ARMED MILITIA in KENOSHA was ANTIFAG.
This dove tails with Stephs recent post.
Propaganda 24/7.
Violent nEGRO and FASCISTS are rioting, shooting, looting, burning etc. THEY ARE NOT MILITIA'S, in fact the MEDIA CALLS THEM PEACEFUL.
WE THE PEOPLE stand up to them. It's RIGHT WING MILITIA'S and the wild wild west.
Only one way to end this. Take out the criminals, AND, the MFM.

Melinda

Gus-

I have a small wager on, that Biden will not be on the ticket 11/4.

GUS

My analogy has always been, remove one ounce of milk from a gallon, and replace it with one ounce of CAT PISS, and you have?????

A GALLON of CAT PISS. NOT "MOSTLY MILK".

GUS

Pelosi just said we don't need any elections, cause ORANGE MAN BAD.

Comanche Voter

Pelosi says no debates. Her ground is that Trump doesn't talk that good old time religion of the Uniparty. Well okay-that's true, but he is not offering "misinformation"---only heresy. And the dear old Abbess of the Abbey of the Little Sisters of the Uniparty is upset.

The Wall Street Journal's lead article today is that the GOP is now Trump's Party. And all of the Bush, McCain, and Romney officals--formerly Poobahs of the GOP wing of the Uniparty are standing in sackcloth and ashes. And they are supporting Biden. Big surprise!

Worse yet--the defecting Dems who are supporting Trump are mostly black. The defecting Republicans supporting Biden are entirely people of pallor.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

You might be right, but who would replace him?

They have no one who is likable, experienced, and not a commie. In fact, not even two out of three.

And who wants Harris as their VP? Promote Harris up and let her chose someone else? Who? Killer Cuomo? Hillary "Another Suicide" Clinton? Michelle "Bad Attitude" Obama?

They have NO ONE, because all of the normal people have been turned off or even driven to the Trump side.

Melinda

Comanche, I'm so stealing that.

Comanche Voter

Porch I forgot to mention I love your bowl of chili comment. But there's a Los Angeles chili joint that I eat at once in a while, and I'm going to inspect their chili closely in future.

Neo

The Philadelphia Catholic schools are being overrun with non-Catholic students, given that the Catholic schools will open when most of the public schools will be virtual.
Most of the vocal opposition is coming from the teachers unions, not parents.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

LOL Mel... I've been stealing from here for FB liberally today.

Melinda

Yes, but I get to feed it into the MFM lexicon, first.

MissMarple2

Comanche,

The WSJ now becomes another publication that is suspect and will gain no income from me. Did they think we weren't noticing the machinations of Paul Ryan and Steve Schultz? Pfft!

I am impatiently waiting for a new media company, perhaps started by someone who sees what a wide-open market it is. Or give OAN with that excellent Chanel Rion and their competent reporting some capital investment.

clarice

Jane!!!! Jane!!! Best news I've seen in days. A thousand air kisses.

Melinda

Who needs "likable" when they have "saviors" a plenty!?!

Just ask 'em! They're tan, rested, and ready!

(It's like watching a Harold Lloyd film.)

GUS

The defecting Republicans supporting Biden are entirely people of pallor.

Yes, and asshoes.

Narciso

Steve schmidt aka dr. Evil.

Narciso

Great news jane.

MissMarple2

Adrian Wojnarowski
@wojespn

The NBA's players have decided to resume the playoffs, source tells ESPN.
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