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September 11, 2020

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DrJ

Foist

bubarooni

curses!

second...

matt - deplore me if you must

New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, KC, Rochester; why would anyone want to live there now?

The restaurants and attractions are closed, shopping is on line, rents are exorbitant, and there are plenty of people who want to steal your stuff, burn you down, and call you names while doing it.

So what's the upside?

henry

My niece’s monthly rent for a single room apartment in SF is triple my former mortgage payment here on the farm. So many have left SF to work from their parents home (including her), residential rentals are in for a huge drop in price. Her prior landlord offered a two bedroom unit at a lower rate, not low enough yet. Fine economics lesson there.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

willowed

Stupid questions:

But per Snowden, wouldn't the NSA have all the info from those wiped with a cloth phones anyway? And wouldn't that be accessible to Durham?

Captain Hate

No 9/11 post? History doomed to be forgotten if not reported by the Holodomor denying Duranty Times?

MissMarple2

Meanwhile.....

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1304501606314995713.html

Thread from Carlos Osweda with a discussion of how Trump operates in both management and diplomacy.

In the middle is a 19-minute video from the Oval Office with people involved in the Bahrain deal, including Pence, Kushner, Friedman and others. The bile rising in people like Jonathan Karl and jim Acosta must have been immense, as these people thanked the President for his leadership and ideas.

HA!

Narciso


Willowed


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.propublica.org/article/9-11-investigation-saudi-connections-operation-encore-fbi/amp

Marlene

Good afternoon! Hubby just found out today that the son and family of college friends will be leaving San Francisco and return to Maine to will work remotely. That is VERY remote! They are so excited that their grandchildren will be in Maine.

I've mentioned 9/11 in previous years. The daughter had been working in D.C. two years. If you recall the staffers leaving the Capitol Hill office buildings, imagine our distress. When she finally returned to her Arlington apartment later that evening,we were so relieved. About a month later, we drove my mother-in-law back to Florida from Maine. My father-in-law died in Feb.'01, so the year started out really bad. Every bridge, overpass and some billboards between Maine and Florida were covered with flags and banners. That is an image that will always stay with me.

Barbara

Willowed from last thread:

I've been through 2 major forest fires too close for comfort and one that got squished quick very close to home and thank God for CalFire. They may have political dictates at the top but the line crews are fabulous, even the ones from the prisons.

Matt,

I agree completely about the CalFire firefighters and didn't intend any criticism of them. What would we do without these great people!


Barbara

Re: TWA 800, I bought the Jack Cashill book hoping it would contain something other than the rote excuses offered by should he NTSA. It was disappointing at best.

The Infamous Ignatz

The housing market out here in red California is white hot because the blue hells are, well, hell.
One retired friend sold his house to a cash buyer in short order and is moving to New Mexico.
And just learned last night another software guy sold his in 3 days to a cash buyer and already has a place in Montana.

GUS

Dannehy retirement age??? Rodham donor???

Narciso


But of course


https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/11/weather-underground-terrorist-bill-ayers-suggests-the-civil-war-has-already-begun-n917703

BeastsEngland

Of course they do, Steph - but that’s the crown jewel of the Derp State, so don’t expect to find out about it. 😐

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/e6hYumwZWq

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020

1-minute video at the link.

Narciso

Dannehy said durham expects results no wonder she quit. Cue ghosbusters.

lyle

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/09/11/president-trump-you-ok-with-this-dr-fauci-warns-america-even-with-a-vaccine-may-not-return-to-normal-until-the-end-of-2021/

Yawn.

Sad to report that the RE market in my state may be the hottest in the country. 😩

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
Pelosi and Schumer want Trillions of Dollars of BAILOUT money for Blue States that are doing badly, both economically and in terms of high crime, as a condition to making a deal on stimulus - But the USA is coming back strong!

Marlene

Gus @ 4:55... is he the Durham assistant who resigned? Howie Carr just mentioned a Hartford Courant article about a resignation in the Durham office.

henry

Marlene, she and yes.

The Infamous Ignatz

Yeah another friend moved out to Idaho not long ago. North Carolina and Tennessee are also popular destinations.
Unlike a lot of CA refugees, everyone I know who has left have been conservative Christians.

henry

When WSJ tosses you under the bus, the Dems are stuck with weekend at Biden’s

@WSJ

"It’s not up to you. It’s not your call." Micromanagement was a hallmark of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to Covid-19. How his overriding of local governments slowed reaction time in a state with the nation's highest death toll.

lyle

Just a reminder:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/09/after-911-biden-wanted-send-200-million-islamic-daniel-greenfield/

Marlene

henry...oops, I'm half listening. I'm watching the stream and enjoying the view. Two more nights to be able to do that!

lyle

Suffice it to say, almost all of our RE agents are deliriously happy these days...

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

matt from back thread: "Durham was chosen because of his objectivity and tenacity."

Maybe a month ago someone linked an article which listed Durham's career cases. It argued that he typically deflected highly politicized cases and shielded the powerful.

Are we sure he's a noble straight shooter?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

thanks, boris :)

hoyden

Boris, the clickable "New!" is a cat's meow. iPhone reader sends thanks to folks who link the new thread.

lyle

Do hit that Frontpage link. It’s a revealing reminder who SloJo is (or was) but check this out:

At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: "I'm groping here."

Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we're not bent on its destruction. "Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran," Biden declares.

As usual...😎

henry

The residential market is hopping here, too. Some is escape from Illinois. Lately a big surge moving out of Milwaukee, Racine, and especially Kenosha for some reason. Plus Foxconn is due to go live this fall, not sure when that hiring and surge of people hits.

Marlene

Hubby has talked with realtors and bankers this summer. They have sold property and land sight unseen all summer. Of course, hubby says give the new owners a winter in Maine. :) The best outcome is that we might finally get some decent internet!!!

Jack is Back!

Florida is gangbusters. Thank you Andrew.

Sun, ocean, beaches, Mickey, space launches, fresh oranges, what more do you want. Real estate is through the roof.

Momto2

New Poll Finds 86 Percent Of Americans Believe The Media Is Politically Biased

New Poll finds 14% of Americans are clueless!


bubarooni

19 years ago today...

I was on my way to work driving thru sw Indiana listening to the 'Bob and Tom Show' on the radio. MM will know what that is...

They said something akin to 'Oh dang. We have reports that someone has run an airplane into one of the World Trade Towers. We'll update as we learn more.'

I too remember it as an absolutely stunning blue sky with no humidity in sw Indiana.

A bit later I'm in the pharmacy to work on a printer and all are crowded around a small black and white tv watching the live news, including me.

All of a sudden I see tons of smoke on one of the buildings but can't process what I'm seeing.

Someone says 'It's falling!'

I remember suddenly understanding what was going on, like someone punched me, feeling numb and muttering 'There could be 5000 people in that building...'

Details kept flooding in as the day wore on.

I remember driving home that night listening to coverage on NPR and listening to all the congress critters singing 'God Bless America' (???) and crying.

I called my twin bro that evening to get his take. He worked in D.C. and was in a conference room on something like the 10th story of a building and saw a flash. Turned around to look out the window and saw a plume rising from the Pentagon and thought 'bin Laden'.

He had to walk back to Georgetown after retrieving his gf at her work. He said 'there were guys in BDU's and M-16's all the way home while F-16's buzzed overhead.'

I can also remember some days later sitting at my Dad's house with my other brother and George Bush delivering the line:

'Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.'

My Dad, a Lifer, looked at my bro. My bro was a O-4 in the Indiana National Guard. My bro said 'We're going to war.'

He went on to serve 2 18 month tours in Iraq and retired an O-6.

Got his bell rung good in an M-2/IED incident, got 90% disability and his kids all went to I.U. free.

I'm still jealous he didn't have to pay all the tuition I've been paying but, I'm glad I didn't get my bell rung.

As I was trying to catch up I noticed that MM has recently turned 29 again. Belated happy bday MM.

James D.

Are we sure he's a noble straight shooter?

I’m not.

Nobody at DoJ right down to the janitors gets any benefit of the doubt at this point as far as I’m concerned. We’ve been burned way too many times for me to put any faith into anything coming out of there.

I will believe he’s one of the good guys after I see results, not before.

ccgirl

Well they re market is on fire on the Cape. And people are staying here, instead of leaving to their winter homes, if possible. Leading indicator for me is that my gross sales for the first 10 days of Sept are up 49% over last year! That's a lot of nuts and bolts and paint! Anyway - no wonder I am drinking like a fish and worn out!

A funny - Customer kept complaining that his fruit fly trap didn't catch the flies. They just fly around near it. He kept going on. I asked if he wanted a refund - happy to give him back his money. Oh no - just kept going on. Last customer of the day. I finally said as I was at a loss for words, "Well, you must have some very smart fruit flies in your house!" SIL was dying.

Maybe you had to be there! Retail humor. I'm off - pizza on the grill tonight!

MissMarple2

LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump presents the Medal of Honor https://t.co/ltmHF3ORyW

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 11, 2020

Medal of honor Ceremony. 16-,oimute video at the link. Ended about 2 hours ago.

Jack is Back!

I am with James D.

matt - deplore me if you must

lyle;

Don't tell me that! I've been look in Coeur D'Alene for months and won't be ready to move for 18 months. Tell the city folk that Sasquatch was seen roaming the Idaho forests or something and hates Starbucks in particular.

Marlene

I meant the stream looking out the porch window not the computer. :) Down south our stream would be a creek with more critters slithering in it. The trees are still green, just a few yellow leaves falling softly to the ground.

matt - deplore me if you must

90% ain't good bubarroni. Glad he got out alive. Sometimes that is enough.

Back ups look like northern CO, WY or MT. trying to avoid the 30 below winters, though. Looks likeI am heading back to Yellowstone in mid-October, so gonna look around some more.

lyle

I’m trying my best, matt, by practically shouting about all the snakes in Idaho. Tons and tons of them. The biggest river in Idaho? The SNAKE River. ‘Nuff said. 😬

Extraneus

Well NC is pretty nice these days. I wear a mask on my arm just in case anyone asks me to put it on, which I would gladly do, but no one has.

You can tell which places are likely to have more mask wearers. I went to Harbor Freight today and guessed that nobody would be wearing one there, but I did see an old guy with a mask. Went to Hardee's for breakfast the other morning and not one person had a mask except for the workers. (Everyplace requires their workers to wear them, with many workers using them as chinstraps.) Grocery stores and Lowe's are about 50% mask wearers. Homegoods and Walmart have greeters making sure people are wearing masks, and these places can be easily avoided.

There's indoor dining here, including at bars, and not the every other table b.s., either. I've met strangers and shaken hands with them. Fauci may be talking about other places, but I think they'll be back to normal here before the year is out, regardless of who wins in November.

Speaking of which, on my waterfront road of mostly nice houses, there are multiple Trump signs and one guy with a giant Trump flag. Within the past couple of days I've seen two houses sprout Roy Cooper signs (Dem governor who's probably in trouble for November), and neither of those houses have Biden signs. I don't think I've seen a Biden sign anywhere in fact. :-)

lyle

I don’t watch CNBC but the wife does and last week they apparently had as a guest the CEO of the largest RE company in the nation. When asked which city had the hottest growth, he answered, “Boise, Idaho.” Ugh.

Melinda

Steph-

Yes, The Big Pooper Scooper snagged all of that info, but it’s inadmissible unless FOIA’d into the public domain, as I currently understand it.

lyle

I’ve yet to see a single Biden sign. Anywhere.

Melinda

Lyle-

Plenty where I am. And only 1 DJT/Pence sign on the local GOP Committee person.

Anywhere else gets house damage.

Momto2

Heard my 2 cats making a racket in the hall so went to investigate. Somehow a baby snake was in the house. It was rearing up and striking at them and they were jumping away and then trying unsuccessfully to attack it. It didn't look poisonous so I scooped it up in the dustpan and flung it into the woods.
Awwww...country living!

clarice

Any graphic artists here? There are do it yourself yard sign sites which I can't figure out. I want an 18x24 or larger sign reading :For rent. Space to virtue signal.

MissMarple2

The debate is over for the worst Governor in the history of California. https://t.co/5iu5fhynGr

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) September 11, 2020

I believe we can all agree on this. Video at the link.

Gentlejim

Behind as usual..

What this country needs is a fountain of smart, we have enough youth.

Posted by: Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team | September 11, 2020 at 04:02 PM

I’d be thrilled with a puddle of common sense right now.

The Infamous Ignatz

Snakes AND neo-Nazis, lyle. Don't forget the neo-Nazis.

bubarooni

I agree Matt but, he's got all his limbs, is fully mobile and is retired. Keeps busy by growing microgreens and selling them at the local farmers market.

I'm jealous in more ways than one.

He earned it though.

mike in houston

Thought Porchlight would like this. Click to view

MissMarple2

ZERO Biden signs since his nomination, and no bumber stickers, either.

Of course, this is Indiana, so people who are democrats are afraid of getting cooties anywhere near either of those.

boris

How the clickable NEW works ...

<a href="NewThread">
<img src="https://i.postimg.cc/63LJV8bq/22-F54803-E245-4-DFC-954-B-A60-D2161-D7-C4.jpg"></a>

boris

You have to replace NewThread with the link to the new thread.

Eg for this one ...

https://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2020/09/mother-nature-versus-the-west/comments/page/1/#comments

lyle

How could I forget, Ig?

Any graphic artists here?

Paging caro, caro to the white courtesy phone. 😉

mike in houston

I don't know why, but this always gets me

Battle Hymn of the Republic - London 2001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmpo0csiIMs&pbjreload=101

bubarooni

MM, driving down I-69 from Bloomington to Washington everyday there is a pretty good sized 'Biden' sign.

It's probably 8'x4' and and 10' or 12' tall so it's very conspicuous.

I've been toying with idea of spray painting 'is senile!' on an old bed sheet, stopping along the highway, running up the hill, jumping the fence and tying, stapling it or whatever right below it.

Keep on eye on the local Indy stations!

lyle

Anywhere else gets house damage.

Mostly peaceful damage, though. Right?

Marlene

ccgirl @ 5:41...earlier this week Mark Steyn was in for Rush. He is northern NH near the VT border. He said he's still seeing lots of MA and NY license plates in NH and VT. I think "summer people" are staying in Maine longer than usual also. The camps up here stay busy thru hunting season and during the winter, snowmobiling is huge. The trail system up here for snowmobiling is a mini-interstate.

boris

So for example to make it go to the Main JOM page use this:

<a href="https://justoneminute.typepad.com/">
<img src="https://i.postimg.cc/63LJV8bq/22-F54803-E245-4-DFC-954-B-A60-D2161-D7-C4.jpg"></a>

Jack is Back!

I think we are entering a new beginnng or and old end.

Someone or something needs to provide the catalyst. No more of this caterwauling. I am tired of it but if #2weeks wants to dominate our discussion., so be it. I am on the sidelines laughing.

boris

And you need to add some text like "As Jim Sunnyvale might say" to get TypePad to take the comment

bubarooni

I'll do it boris! whether that was for me or not.

"JimSunnyVale from JOM says so!"

Jim, don't answer any late night knocks on your door...

The Infamous Ignatz

Gallup: Public Favorability Towards The U.S. Sports Industry Has Collapsed
Do the Wrong Thing. Just do it.

Extraneus

I love that the Chiefs and Texans got booed for the arm-locking display.

MissMarple2

bubarooni,

I LOVE that idea. Besure you take a picture if you do it!

Indeed I do know Bob and Tom! What a day that was, even for us in the usually-ignored Midwest! I was certain we were going to war, and I had no one here but me! (And the pets!)


mike in houston,

I saw that live, because I was still at home by myself. I cried, because "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was an anthem that my 8th grade choir learned by heart, and which I can still sing the choral parts to this day. To see Margaret Thatcher singing it was immensely moving to me. And to see that huge congregation in St. Paul's Cathedral was overwhelming.

The Infamous Ignatz

What Life Is Like In California’s Post-Apocalyptic Landscape
Outside of the climate scam I seem to hear more people waking up to the real problem which is 100 years of oversuppression and an almost complete lack of prescribed burning which has led to astronomical fuel loads.
An estimated 2,000 tons per acre in the Creek Fire outside Fresno.

Extraneus

JJ Watt, big white NFL star:

“The moment of unity I personally thought was good. I mean the booing during that moment was unfortunate,” Watt said.

“I don’t fully understand that. There was no flag involved. There was nothing involved other than two teams coming together to show unity.”

lol

GUS

Milwaukee's own JJ WATT, thinks he's smart, but he's not.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

https://youtu.be/18lsxFcDrjo

This is a 12 minute video about the American Dunkirk called Boatlift narrated by Tom Hanks, but still worth your time. I just want to hug all these wonderful Americans for jumping in to help without fear for their own safety. We forget that everyone was wondering what the next attack would be.

GUS

Ext, JJ WATT doesn't understand why the crowd of 17,000 booed, after WATT'S team stayed in the locker room during the National Anthem.

I've met him. He's a dumb jock. Stereotypical.

The Infamous Ignatz

Spengler with a curious column;
The Most Beautiful Woman Is Always the Unhappiest
Couldn't make hide nor hair of it except it seemed like he felt his life wasn't complete without a target on his forehead in pursuit of a point I can't quite grasp.

henry

This seems odd.

@WSJ

The judge in the case against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd removed the county prosecutor’s office from the proceedings

lyle

Same reaction for me re Spengler, Ig. Wut?

The Infamous Ignatz

Sounds like Keef Ellison is buildin hisownself a railroad.

Melinda

That judge also inferred that the complete bodycam clip showed that Floyd had pills in his mouth. Not sure how he had the right to make that germain, but there it is.

Jane

bubarooni,

I loved your 911 story. For some reason it's a big day for me.

My neighbor has a Biden flag, been up since about 4 months after I raised my Trump flag. Of course the guy who put it up has been in the hospital since June, with Covid, and frankly I doubt his wife has a clue what it means. (Rude but true)

Marlene, I saw my first winter resident today. Altho I've heard there are others. I told him he wasn't allowed back yet. I don't think he thought I was funny.

henry

Judicial Calvin ball.

Melinda

Well that explains everything then.

mike in houston

I love this:

Shetland Islands could expose SNP for the one-trick con artists they are

WELL no-one saw that one coming. Little Shetland, beautiful, windswept, glorious little Shetland, has just launched a political broadside against Nicola Sturgeon which could genuinely sound the death knell of the Scottish Nationalist Party.

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1334240/Nicola-Sturgeon-latest-news-SNP-news-Shetland-Islands-independence-Scottish-referendum

Melinda

Interesting:


FLORES: How Can The Deep State’s Antifa Organization Be Stopped?

https://fort-russ.com/2020/09/flores-how-can-the-deep-states-antifa-organization-be-stopped/

The Infamous Ignatz

--how-can-the-deep-states-antifa-organization-be-stopped--

Rittenhouse (RIT' un hous)

noun;
kid who shot some commie punks

verb;
to shoot commie punks

Rittenhouse as a verb in a sentence;
If you wish to stop Antifa punks you just need to aim, fire and Rittenhouse them.

Narciso


Lol


https://mobile.twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1304521031206473728

Narciso

We thought he was sane, maybe he has a gom jabbar at his neck?

James D.

Ig, I don’t get the Spengler column either.

I’m not as impressed with him generally as a lot of other folks, though.

Narciso

Heh:


https://amp.dailycaller.com/2020/09/11/ted-cruz-liberal-males-never-grow-balls-trevor-noah

matt - deplore me if you must

Pills in the mouth? Fentanyl? Meth? naw, it was just George being abused by the cops.

BTW I am starting my next short story. The opening sentence is:

I knew my marriage was truly over when I found the rattlesnake at the foot of my bed one April Sunday night"

whaddaya think?

DrJ

Well, Matt, I did find a (live!) rattlesnake in my car once. Should I mention that is was involved with legal disputes at the time?

Captain Hate

I'd keep reading, matt.

lyle

My encounters with rattlers are too numerous to recount but the closest I’ve come to one in an abode was in Stanley, ID and the sumbitch was sunning himself on the front porch of a cabin where I damn near inadvertently stepped on him. Nota bene: their jaws keep snapping even after decapitation...

henry

I’d read on, Matt. After spotting a loaded 12 gauge in reach of my bed.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

If Trump has broken The Atlantic, let's hope the New York Times is next. HA!

henry

Nota bene: their jaws keep snapping even after decapitation...

So do copperheads, too many in the grass growing up in MO.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Nota bene: their jaws keep snapping even after decapitation...

So do copperheads. Scary shit.

Another Bob

“The Scripps Research Institute To Pay $10 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related To Mischarging NIH-Sponsored Research Grant”

TSRI has been sharing US taxpayer funded medical research with the Chicoms.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/scripps-research-institute-pay-10-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations-related

clarice

Catchy beginning, Matt. Hope it's fiction.

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