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September 27, 2020

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Narciso

Skulkovo village something achindler pointed out before he went insane.

Buckeye

The last time a leftist was in the WH the market crashed to 6600.

there is not one single immutable change implemented since 2016 that cannot be undone in ten minutes in 2021 should Trump lose

So I just told The Ledge bartender to leave the Jameson bottle on the counter.

OL and I are going to make short work of it today:)

hrtshpdbox

Do people who would never bet more than $5 in Vegas realize how much net worth they are already betting on a Trump sweep?

Can't be helped, OL, cash is trash and taking chips off the tables usually results in missing big upside moves. U S of A still the smart money bet.

Porchlight

there is not one single immutable change implemented since 2016 that cannot be undone in ten minutes in 2021 should Trump lose

Wrong. 219 judges including three Supreme Court Justices.

sbwaters

On my Macbook, I keep the utility Activity Monitor in my Dock. When my fan spins up, I know something is using too much CPU and I start Activity Monitor.

On the CPU table I can then see which FirefoxCP Web Content is churning above 10 percent. Then I select it and tap Force Quit. That page crashes.

I can always go back to the page, now blank, and reload it if it is something I later want.

Sometimes it is the typepad.com page where ads have decided they are more important than they really are.

I intensely dislike programmer presumptions and don’t mind a bit chopping their legs out from under them. It is, after all, my computer, not theirs.

Old Lurker

Porch, #1, don't count your chickens before they are hatched. #2, 219 judges out of about 900 leaves more than 700 who were not Trump judges, not counting the Trump judges who will not be what we hoped. #3, 219 judges in one term means the next POTUS might do the same. #4 and most importantly, what good are judges if there is no real Rule of Law in the land to start with. I give you the FISA Court for starters and the SCOTUS ACA rewrite for seconds.

Catsmeat

JMHanes, thanks for Bronte's Mistress. Branwell was really a mess of a person!

narc, I thought that history about the golden square and all the German aircraft and their vicissitudes was really interesting--thanks--

Old Lurker

Hrts, I get your 9:51 of course. My point is that equating any stock market data point to a political reality is a fool's game.

Narciso

Wasnt it it eas a brief skirmish i penciled into my novella as background.

Melinda

Brilliantly written:

Inflated figures and customers who were never there. Just another data migration then

Well, this is awkward

https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/28/who_me/

lyle

Mark Tapscott @ Insty links to that Mirengoff piece that I posted last night with this:

WILL TRUMP BE OVERCONFIDENT TUESDAY NIGHT? Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff has watched a few presidential debates in his day and he notes that incumbents tend not to do well in the first contest of the quadrennial campaigns.

Mirengoff doesn’t suggest Trump will stumble for that reason but he does see some significant potential problems from a related factor, namely, OrangeManBad’s reliance on rhetoric, presence and (selected) facts to make his case.

Mirengoff, his Powerline colleagues John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson, and Glenn here at Instapundit are the three guys I have followed longer than anybody else in Blogdom, and I especially pay attention to Paul’s analysis before significant events like presidential debates.

Then I’d suggest you’re merely confirming your own bias. Okay, nothing wrong with this because we all do. But guys like you and Mirengoff still attempt to analyze Trump through the—what should by now be obvious and ridiculously useless—same old GOPe parameters. Besides, the other three guys you cite have clearly dropped this worthless analysis. Why can’t you?

MissMarple2

Maybe the third time of getting a Nobel nomination will be the charm!

I still maintain that the FBI should be dismantled. Maybe keep the fingerprint and chemical analysis departments, but the rest should just go. If they are honest, send the agents to be federal marshals, The crooked ones should be fired and prosecuted.

I really am interested in something that Carlos said the other day: No one is paying attention to Trump being a showman. Things seem to be dropping into the public eye at a faster and faster pace. I look forward to another exciting week.

GUS

CAPN, one of MUELLERS hired hands says he thinks the COUP attempt is real.

Media prints stories about MARY TRUMP.

henry

I don’t want a show. I want indictments.

Porchlight

OL: you said there was not one single immutable change that could not be instantly reversed in 2021 should Trump lose.

This was incorrect.

You could at least admit it instead of moving goalposts.

Porchlight

Make it 218 judges including two SCOTUS justices if you want to be cautious.

Neo

Bright as night: Illuminating the antinomies of ‘gender positive’ solar development
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X20303235#!
Obviously if you thought solar parks are something to do with renewable energy, you are mistaken; Solar parks are for implementing United Nations gender empowerment programmes.

GUS

FEEL BAD STORY OF THE DAY.

bLACK lives matter.

https://gawker.com/shepard-smith-tells-waitress-get-my-fucking-drink-1449482969

MissMarple2

Pat Ward
@WardDPatrick

Biden campaign has called a lid at 9:52am.
9:57 AM · Sep 28, 2020

(Ward is a Fox News producer.)

Old Lurker

There is a line near the end of Follett's new prequel to Pillars of the Earth where the King says - when defending against suggestions that he might fix everything - "My job is to defend the country from invaders, to maintain a stable currency, and to ensure justice for my people." (OWTTE).

Compare that to our own Constitution, then compare THAT to the reality we are living today.

Talk to Iggy & Jimmy about the currency thing and then ask Hrts exactly why "Cash is Trash". The Justice thing speaks for itself in the dimensions we actually inhabit. Depending on what you think about Covid, some would say that addresses the Invader leg of the stool.

Melinda

JMH-

Looks like you and AlexTheChick came to the exact same conclusion over the use of weasel words (thread):

alexandriabrown
@alexthechick
So. I finally read the NYT Trump tax story because I wanted to see what line was being reported for taxes owed and I came across this about the $750 in 2016 and 2017. Per the NYT own story, Trump actually paid to the US Treasury $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017.

https://twitter.com/alexthechick/status/1310558049858400256

GUS

FEEL BAD LINK. Sorry, I messed it up at 10:21.

YAY CHICAGO

https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-violence-girl-5-stabbed-to-death-in-another-bloody-weekend

lyle

Speaking of PL:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/covid-19-in-five-states-revisited.php

I haven’t written much about the Wuhan virus lately, because once it became clear that COVID posed a modest threat at most, and my own life returned to normal, I lost interest. At this point, it seems that COVID is more a political than a medical or scientific phenomenon.

“Seems”? Ha!

Porchlight

and my own life returned to normal, I lost interest.

Must not have school age kids, or a business being ground into dust.

Melinda

Wrapped version:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1310558049858400256.html

What didn't show up in the thread, and these are key takeaways::

Also there's something even more worrisome than that the NYT appears not to have seen the actual returns. Read this closely and you'll see something very disturbing indeed.


Jay D @funcpl82
1h
Replying to @alexthechick
How in the hell did they get their hands on THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE'S tax returns!?


alexandriabrown
@alexthechick
Replying to @funcpl82
It never ever says returns, it says data or information. The language is purposefully slippery.


Reply to @alexthechick @funcpl82
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Jay D @funcpl82
1h
Replying to @alexthechick
I see what you mean. If they did in fact hey their hands on employer records and I were one of those employees I'd be livid. I'm in the medical device industry so I have less protection than most. It's a weekly battle sometimes to protect my data.


Big_A @asomer
23m
Replying to @alexthechick @funcpl82
Is it legal? They make a point of saying the people with the info have legal access to the info, but not about passing it to the New York Times. I'm not a lawyer, but I see a few who questioned the legality of the Times getting this info.


LB22222222's avatar
Lili Von Shtupp @LB22222222
1h
Replying to @alexthechick @funcpl82
The only way I can think of to get this type of data/information is from an IRS transcript. The leak came from the IRS and they leaked much more than Trump.


Bizcaptain @koawood124
7m
Replying to @LB22222222 @alexthechick @funcpl82
I know that Mnuchin is a sleeper

[FYI. Looks like Lois' successor has self-activated.]

mockmook

Court appointments can all be nullified with "packing" -- Dems aren't going on and on about it for no reason.

Old Lurker

And you, Porch, might focus more on the big picture and not revel in "catching OL on a technicality". Gee. There might even be some other things that Trump did that will take longer than ten minutes to reverse.

You suggested that your number of Trump judges proved my stupdity and I responded with four quick reasons why that might be false comfort.

Who exactly moved the goalpost?

Neo

The ‘Trump Doctrine’ earns President third Nobel Peace Prize nomination
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6195238657001
Eminent law professor David Flint is among four Australian law professors who are nominating US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize on the basis of the “Trump Doctrine”. Only members of a national parliament or law professors are able to nominate others for the Nobel Peace Prize with President Trump already receiving two nominations for his promotion of peace in the Middle-East.

MissMarple2

henry,

You will get indictments when the public is demanding them. That is why, all of a sudden, the envy gene is being stirred up by the leftist press with the tax story. even though it's really nothing new and they cannot legally produce one tax document. Twitter even has it on the sidebar as trending.

I fully expect Wallace to ambush President Trump tomorrow night, similar to how Megyn Kelly and Brett Baier did four years ago. This time it will be about taxes. Got to stir that envy pot, you know.

henry

What does public demand have to do with “rule of law” or “equality under the law “? Sounds more like an appeal to mob rule. I don’t want mob rule — Antefa /BLM is where mob rule leads.

lyle

No kidding, Porch. BTW, whose lives have actually returned to normal by now? Speaking from my recent experience, one that I’ll have to endure later today, air travel isn’t “normal” these days and one wonders if it will be the same. Sports are not “normal.” Shopping is not. Dining out isn’t. Name one thing that is, Hinderaker. I’ll wait.

sbwaters

Flight physical this afternoon.

Recalling daddy's concerns about blood pressure, didn’t his flight doc have puppies in the waiting room?

[Salutes daddy.]

Melinda

Physics Geek
@physicsgeek
So all of the REEEE REEEE REEEE about Trump's $750 tax payment is not only irrelevant per the current tax laws and legally minimizing your burden, it's actually a complete fabrication based on people too lazy and stupid to read the illegally obtained source documents.


The $750 was an *additional* payment on top of millions already paid.

I mean, I've read @alexthechick 's thread twice and it angers me more each time. Not only is it a complete lie, they included the compensation from employees.


You know one detail that only I, my employer and my wife know? That's right: how much I get paid. Not even my family members know because it's none of their business.

https://twitter.com/physicsgeek/status/1310567323590430721

Melinda

Just goes to prove that just like the "Anti-Racism" Protest Organizer in LA, the left will run over anyone to get at their intended target.

GUS

Maybe Miss M could e-mail her troubled daughter Neo's link to the 4th 5th 6th and 7th nominations of TRUMP for NOBEL PRIZE. Dishonest people deny proof, but I'd send it nonetheless.

lyle

Wearing masks isn’t fucking normal! Acting like every stranger you encounter is a deadly pathogen-carrying, near leper is not fucking normal! Sheesh. 🤨

MissMarple2

I went over to check Adam Housley's Twitter page because he has received a lot of good information from sources he cultivated while he was a reporter.

Unfortunately, Napa and Sonoma Valleys are under evacuation orders due to massive fires and he is trying to help out by posting maps, videos, photos, etc. and tell people where they can go. Here's a link to his page if you want to scrol through and see the extent of the evacuation areas and fires:

https://twitter.com/adamhousley

I still think this is possibly domestic terrorism and would not be surprised to see "arson for hire" promulgated as both a distraction and an excuse to cancel the debate.

Melinda

I'm starting to think the "Muh Tax Story" was planted for Prissy's sole benefit.....

clarice

https://mercercountyoutlook.net/2020/09/28/sunday-order-by-judge-on-matching-signatures-on-absentee-ballots/
Ohio

Poll workers MUST match signatures

Momto2

Pat Ward
@WardDPatrick

Biden campaign has called a lid at 9:52am.
9:57 AM · Sep 28, 2020

Maybe a dumb question but has he done anything *before* 9:52am? I typically think of the phrase "putting a lid on something" as meaning there was something happening that is now stopping.

As far as I can tell, from 4 or 5 a.m. when President Trump is awake, up and getting things done until the 9 or 10 am LID - Biden hasn't done squat!

MissMarple2

I have to do some work before daughter starts phone duty and I am locked in here with the noisy dog and complaining cat.

These 2 cats are like a combination of cheetah and tree-climbing leopard. They like to run back and forth the length of the house early in the morning. When I got up to make coffee, there was a huge knife in the center of the kitchen floor. Apparently one had knocked it off the counter last night where my daughter had left it.

Back in a bit!

GUS

Lyle, long story here, but Mrs Gus drove me to LOMIRA WI to pick up my bf's pickup truck. It broke down 50 some miles short of the airport on Wednesday. He called me and I got him to the airport and back home to FLORIDA. I get the truck late Saturday afternoon. I leave the car lot.
The GAS TANK is completely empty. (of course).
I cross the road to a nice looking gas station and convenience store. My wife hops out of her car, and asks if we have to wear masks. As Henry has pointed out, our cadaver/Governor has required we wear masks everywhere. Walk in, NO ONE, no even the employees are wearing maks.
Still pissed me off, because my wife had to even ask about the fucking SKEEEEEERED RULES.

It's NEVER going back to normal. Not in our lifetimes. If the COMMIES will do that, what WON'T THEY DO?

henry

ROFL

@realdonaldtrump

Joe Biden just announced that he will not agree to a Drug Test. Gee, I wonder why?

Melinda

Andy Ngô
@MrAndyNgo
A 24-year-old man has been federally charged for repeatedly assaulting police officers with a shield during a BLM-antifa Portland riot. Charles Randolph Comfort is from White River Junction, Vt. Read my new report co-written w/@MiaCathell. #PortlandRiots thepostmillennial.com/vermont-man-fe…

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1310594354541600768

Jane

Porch,

That 3rd Nobel Peace Prize video is EXCELLENT!

Melinda

Now it gets weird, especially for WI:

Nick Martin
@nickmartin
BREAKING: A federal jury has found neo-Nazi podcaster Christopher Cantwell guilty of extortion and making threats. Here's our quick dispatch from @lilsarg. informant.news/p/christopher-…

https://twitter.com/nickmartin/status/1310585206118649856

lyle

All those people in that gas station/C-store should BE ARRESTED, SUG!

Jane

Now Mom,

I bet the one thing Sleepy Joe does before 9:20 AM is SQUAT - backwards on the toilet.

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/09/seth_rich_the_murder_washington_doesnt_want_solved.html

Melinda

Momto2 and Jane,

I'll put Duke & Duke stakes down now that JoeMentia has an "Assessment" appointment with his Nurse Practitioner Shadow, every morning, at 9AM EDT, to decide either "Lid" or "Go".

Manuel Transmission

SBW,

About a year ago I made a rare ferry ride and actually went upstairs for social interaction. Spotted two of my old timer pilot buds who were going all the way to Seattle to get their ticket punched. The old AME there would put them in a quiet, dark room and play meditative music to get their ticker slowed down. This was partly a result of the new 155 threshold.

They were spooked by our regular AME that I still go to who has his nurse Rachet do the deed. Not pleasant.

BTW one of those guys knew daddy. He was an original FedEx pilot and lived in Anchorage about the time daddy showed up as a young recruit.

Porchlight

Who exactly moved the goalpost?

You did, as is completely obvious.

Marlene

Good Morning! Let's pretend that Biden functions at the debate tomorrow night. The media will swoon and announce that everything is just fine with Joe. Then on Wednesday morning he calls a lid. Will that raise eyebrows? Gee, Joe was great last night,why isn't he campaigning?

Melinda

Clarice-

Thanks, that's a nice summation from Mr. Cashill.

Melinda

New document reveals scope and structure of Operation Warp Speed and underscores vast military involvement

https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/28/operation-warp-speed-vast-military-involvement/

clarice

Theology question I guess:Why does Hot Air's site still exist?

JM Hanes

Old Lurker:

"catching OL on a technicality"

Geez, talk about moving goal posts! Debbie Downer's got to down'er, what?

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/and_heres_the_rest_of_the_story.html

Narciso

Cantwell was the one who was on vice.

henry

Dummies, the NYT provided plenty of “proof” however illegal their publication of confidential information.

@cnbc

Trump offers no proof as he claims he's paid millions in taxes and has little debt

henry

Pics at link

@vickimckenna

Madison's illegal ballot harvesting in 200 Madison parks Saturday had "poll workers" collecting ballots in entirely unsecured ZIPPER TOP red bags. @wisgop @SenFitzgerald @speakervos @realDonaldTrump @MattBatzel

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1310600072648892416?s=21

Melinda

Nicholas Sandmann
@N1ckSandmann
I am calling a full lid today on all schoolwork. We’ll try to do college tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/N1ckSandmann/status/1310589905790214145

clarice

Will the country clerks segregate these harvested ballots and refuse to count them unless a court orders otherwise?

Momto2

Jane - Ha! Not the mental picture I had in mind but probably quite accurate.

henry

Preemptive trunks full of ballots: (pics at link)

@vickimckenna

Hey how about some unsecured absentee ballots being loaded into a white van in front of the City county building? @wisgop @EmpowerWi @MacIverWisc

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1310601277647314947?s=21

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

GUS: CAPN, one of MUELLERS hired hands says he thinks the COUP attempt is real.
Media prints stories about MARY TRUMP.

me: Goal for 2021. View the firing squad execution of at least 1 coup plotter.

OK, let's get the Hombre Naranja Malo re-elected first.

henry

Clarice, in Madison? I’m sure they are already shuffled in with valid ballots.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

MissM, 10:21: confirmed!

http://hasjoebidencalledalidtoday.com/
(Great photo)

Neo

Joe Biden used this strategy to trim his tax bill. You can, too.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/joe-biden-used-this-strategy-to-trim-his-tax-bill-you-can-too.html

The former vice president and 2020 presidential contender and his wife Jill Biden reported about $10 million in income in 2017 from a pair of S-corporations, CelticCapri and Giacoppa. The two entities were paid for the couple's book deals and speaking gigs.

The S-corps reported another $3.2 million in income in 2018.

While both S-corps generated a lot of income, they paid out modest salaries in comparison.

In 2017, the two companies paid the couple a combined $245,833 in wages. This increased to $500,000 in 2018.

That mean any amounts the Bidens received as a distribution wasn't subject to the 15.3% combined Social Security and Medicare tax.

DrJ

My fuzzy face died of old age peacefully in his sleep last night; he was about 20. He was the most loyal and trusting critter I ever have had, and he was constantly at my side for the better part of 18 years.

Sigh.

Jane

And don't forget, Biden is the guy who implemented the Social Security tax and wants to up it to 100% if elected.

Neo

Legal Insurrection seems to be unreachable

henry

Sad news, Dr J.

MissMarple2

Oh, DrJ, I am so sorry!

It's hard when they leave us. My daughter's older dog, Pibby, is about 18 or 19, and she has really slowed down. I am afraid my daughter will be devastated when she leaves us.

Last night, for about the third night in a row, I heard a dog barking outside that sounded JUST like Maggie. I knew it wasn't her, but it made me sad.

lyle

So sorry, DrJ.

clarice

Sorry, Dr J

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Porch is right, of course. They are not gonna put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Besides judges, another thing they can't reverse with a pen and phone: a new determination of million of Americans to stand tall and fight back.

DrJ

Thanks all, but it was his time. We were going to put him down today anyway, as his quality of life had gone away and would not come back.

BeastsEngland

One of my guitar buddies lives out in the county and brings me eggs on occasion, and today they included two blue eggs. Very chic and too pretty to eat... ;)

BeastsEngland

Very sorry, DrJ!

Narciso

So aorry to hear that dr. J

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits.....

.....Also, if you look at the extraordinary assets owned by me, which the Fake News hasn’t, I am extremely under leveraged - I have very little debt compared to the value of assets. Much of this information is already on file, but I have long said that I may release....

.....Financial Statements, from the time I announced I was going to run for President, showing all properties, assets and debts. It is a very IMPRESSIVE Statement, and also shows that I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!

Narciso

Try bravo not firefox.

Neo

Mark Levin slammed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a "self-righteous egomaniac" for endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris and said a self-proclaimed independent willing to support the Democratic ticket should help motivate conservatives to reelect President Trump.

The Rock announced he would support Biden on Sunday, marking the first time he's ever publicly thrown his weight behind a political candidate ...

What about the RNC Convention, August 2, 2000 @ First Union Center, Philadelphia. The Rock was the WWF champion at the time.

Melinda

So sorry to learn that, DrJ. My sympathies for your loss.

henry

Trump coming to two stops in WI on Saturday

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/president-donald-trump-to-make-a-stop-in-la-crosse-green-bay-on-saturday

Old Lurker

Swat those nats, ladies. Smash em I say.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Sorry, doc. Pets are family.

lyle

Swat those nats, ladies

I THINK you’re missing one of these: g. But I hate to be presumptuous...😉

lyle

Seen on Insty:

Half the country’s pundits think we’re living in a Tom Clancy novel. The other half thinks we’re living in a Margaret Atwood novel. The truth is we’re living in a Tom Wolfe novel.

So true.

hrtshpdbox

The Rock has always been a moron.

boris

"I don’t want a show. I want indictments"

Both would be nice.

Between them I'll take "show" for now and work on indictments when the legal system isn't in their back pocket like it clearly is now.

In the mean time everybody has to obey the law except them and their "mobs". Endless complaining about that fact is boring. In order to change that fact our side needs to work on the problem longer than 3 1/2 years.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Wretchard's latest.

Melinda

Open Culture @openculture
7s
Discovered: The User Manual for the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World openculture.com/?p=1081748

https://twitter.com/openculture/status/1310618145481080838

mockmook

Sure, results were promised in the spring, then the summer, now after the election, and WE are the problem for being "inpatient" and doubting if they are serious.

joan

In the debate, if Trump's team believes Biden is wearing some kind of (invisible to the naked eye) hearing assistance -- receiving help from his corrupt commie :) team, surely there's a way to jam their signals.

Man, I'd love to see Biden jerk with pain from some kind of zapping if they are up to techy tricks. :)

lyle

Just finished that, Ig. Still somewhat scratching my head, to be honest.

mockmook

Bad link Ig

Porchlight

I'm so sorry, DrJ. You each gave one another a great life while he was with you.

lyle

Well, besides throwing up a little in my mouth when Teh Fauch gets cited without the proper scorn he so richly deserves.

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