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September 21, 2020

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Narciso

Thanks tm

We have the presidency and the senate implicitly on the promise of judges to restore jurisprudence to some semblance of sanity

Narciso

Gorsuch and kavanaugh dissapointed this term, on a host of issues, gorsuch more so considering his background.

Narciso


Is tater in a mirror universe

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1308215311183876096

Narciso

Carrying over:

https://nypost.com/2020/09/21/why-amy-coney-barrett-is-hands-down-best-pick-to-replace-ruth-bader-ginsburg/amp/

Narciso


Next up the three body problem from the folks who deepsixed game of thrones last season


https://mobile.twitter.com/TheCriticalDri2/status/1307939902370320392

Pinandpuller

I think what RBG was telling Trump is,”You will not replace us.”

Narciso

Where are the plasma rifles when you need them

https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2020/09/andrew-weissmann-out-to-settle-scores.html?m=1

Dave (in MA)

NYT, NPR, Bulwark, Reason

MissMarple2

The President has also posted statements from many GOP senators on his Twitter home page, many with video. I just cannot post them all, and most aren't surprises. Here's the link to his Twitter home page if you want to take a look or keep a tally:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

You will have to scroll down past the pics and videos of the Ohio rallies.

MissMarple2

Calvin Coolidge
@kramerreport
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2h
Gavin Newsom: “ California will never go back to life before Covid.”

U Haul: “ Moving trucks are booked for a year in advance.”

Narciso


Of course this is shadow puppets


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-met-with-potential-scotus-nominee-amy-coney-barrett

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A group of (mostly former) Dem leaders call on the Dem Party to LIGHTEN UP on abortion.

Wait. What?

http://bejohngalt.com/2020/09/as-advertised-in-the-nyt/
"This letter was originally addressed to the Platform Committee on Aug 14, 2020. We received no response."

Another Bob

Speaking of burning down, Louisville has boarded up its courthouse and cancelled all police vacation, in advance of the announcement of the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision.

Seems like they’re foreshadowing?

Dave (in MA)
New York Post@nypost
Robert Kraft likely to get off in Florida massage
parlor case https://trib.al/inFY3iO

HIYOOO

Porchlight

Trump is the one guy committed to screaming matches.

News to me.

Narciso


Regression to the mean


https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/09/21/the-supreme-court-may-be-about-to-take-a-hard-right-turn

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I'm comforted in seeing TM work in a ref to "RPG" (rocket propelled grenade) to the post. This time purposely! I think in the "unseemly" tweet he may have typoed it in place of RBG. But maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

Porchlight

Silence from Mittens so far is telling. I think he will cave.

Narciso

The innuendo is too sharp dave

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2020/09/21/florida-prosecutors-decision-likely-clears-robert-kraft-of-solicitation/amp

Porchlight

Floorshadowing, AB.

Narciso

Its more like those mother boxes from that film we wont mention. Also the power stone.

MissMarple2

THANK YOU @RSBNetwork! pic.twitter.com/djlzOdTTXc

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020

Video at link (a little over a minute) where RSBN turns the cameras around so you can see the size of the crowd.

Narciso

This was the chimp worthy link

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-can-spread-by-tiny-air-particles-cdc-now-says-11600700364?mod=e2twp

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

btw, thanks boris for the fwd link back thread.

Narciso


Hes a little peaved


https://www.steynonline.com/10642/last-orders-at-the-hive

Another Bob

I chuckled Porch. We have the greatest creative people...

clarice

narciso, CDC already retracted that.

McConnell was great today. NYT says he's got the votes--per schweikert tweet.

It's on. The president is only acting as his opponents would in the same situation. I'm all for that.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Would anyone get “free solar”--

Absolutely Jane. And it comes with a lifetime supply of free lunches.

Narciso

Report to the malabar front

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmeraldRobinson/status/1308167123487817732

Another Bob

There should be a special place in hell for the GoFundMe management.

Another Bob

Clarice, 👍🏻

Just don’t blow it.

clarice

As for hearings, Graham says they're on--and he's motivated by the treatment Kavanaugh got. What goes around comes around...in this case comes around very late in .

Not even sure what kind of hearing they'll have--apparently no audience. Also Zoomed. And if it's Barrett she'll be there with all 7 kids, looking like a regular suburban mom. They confirmed her just years ago after a hearing in which the anti-Catholic stench emitted by Feinstein filled the room. Is she gonna try that stunt again?

Another Bob

Who’s offering the “free solar” Jane?

Dave (in MA)

Some guy named Sol.

boris

"It's on. The president is only acting as his opponents would in the same situation. I'm all for that"

Indeed.

An argument that doesn't work with Trump ...

"If we do to them what they do to us we lose the moral high ground to complain about what they do to us."

clarice

Great RNC ad--they're finally learning:https://twitter.com/ITGuy1959/status/1307877608487628802

Porchlight

We do, AB.

But oh, I hope that office chair isn't tearing up that wood floor.

Great crowd at that link, MM! Yow. Trump just retweeted!

https://thedonald.win/p/HXoc2GXZ/thank-you-rsbnetwork/c/

MissMarple2

Heading to bed,

Good night all!

The Infamous Ignatz

This episode more than any other proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the nevertrumpers are full of more horseshit than Churchill Downs.
All they shoot their effin mouths off about constantly is how they are the true guardians of real conservatism and Trump has messed their laborious work to advance it all to hell.
So here Trump has an opportunity to advance a purely conservative, non Trumpian agenda that might last for decades simply by exercising his constitutional duty.
And these worthless shitbirds can't think of anything other than how not to do the one thing that would advance conservatism more than any other. Instead they want to make a "you'll glad pay us Tuesday for a hamburger today" deal with the slimiest bunch of pols since Boss Tweed and Tamany Hall.
They have not honor, chests, spines nor shame.

MissMarple2

Just returned to the @WhiteHouse after a GREAT evening in OHIO! pic.twitter.com/mSstQqztGK

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020

Video at link. Very cool view of White House.

NOW going to bed!

Another Bob

If Lindsay is locking out the mobs, it’s the best thing I’ve heard in a while.

I’d hope that’d be mil-grade videoconferencing and not Zoom though. But I’d prefer to bring the nominee in live were I chairman. Maybe face-to-face with no audience to play to might cut the scumbaggy rhetoric a bit?

clarice

No more handmaidens in the halls, no more winking and passing notes with Blakesley's handlers.

Another Bob

Come to think of it again, no, distribute the hearing. Have all the members do it from different locations. Have the nominee in an undisclosed location. Don’t supply a target for the mobs.

clarice

https://twitter.com/pnjaban/status/1307761010778845184

Sounds like Iggy but in cleaner language

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

New York Post@nypost
Robert Kraft likely to get off in Florida massage
parlor case

A happy ending..

Who didn't see that coming..

Notice his mask? We are all Patriots - Ummm those are MISSILES! I crack myself up. LOL

Ok I'm done. But he's spent.

Narciso

Youll be here all week,

The Infamous Ignatz

I reluctantly disagree with my friends here today on why abortion is a sacrament to the left.
Babies are part of families and both are a gift from God and the bedrock of Western Civilization and individual autonomy.
The left is and always has been at war with individual autonomy, Western Civilization and, more fundamentally, God on which the previous two are based.
That, regardless of anything else is why they not only approve of but cheer and even celebrate killing babies. From no fault divorce to welfare to education to homosexual marriage to the sexual revolution, ad nuaseum, every prog policy is designed to weaken and destroy the nuclear family and strengthen the state in its place. And abortion accomplishes that more effectively than any of the other because it is the most immoral and consequently the most destructive of traditional God based society.

Another Bob

Clarice, if you meant Blasey(-Ford)’s handlers, I don’t think there’s a way to stop that.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Not even sure what kind of hearing they'll have

Why even bother with hearings? They just went through that BS with both ACB and Lagoa w/in the last few years.

I'd nominate Lagoa as she got 85 votes last time. The pressure would be on the dems... what changed?

Narciso

Yes we seem to have returned to babylonian and phoenician standards moloch baal dagon take your pick, which were clearly condemned in leviticus if memory serves,

The Infamous Ignatz

Heh
Jenna Ellis
@JennaEllisEsq
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21h
Justice Scalia's dying wish was that Donald Trump be elected to a second term.

Another Bob

“ The pressure would be on the dems... what changed?”

You know the answer to that.

lyle

I just read that comment twice, bro. Your conclusion only bears out the proposition: abortion is the ineradicable tenet of the canon of progism. We’ll talk later.

Barbara

Peace for our time?

I don't want peace with the democrats. I want to demolish them.

Narciso

How much does omidyar pay they are willing to twist themselves into a pretzel at the bulwinkle

clarice

https://babylonbee.com/news/fisher-price-introduces-supreme-court-protest-playhouse-that-can-be-vandalized-and-burned-down

joan

I rolled my eyes at the same phrase you did in your 10.41, Porch. 'Trump's the one guy committed to screaming matches' ... who has a more legitimate reason to scream than Trump? For the past four years he's been attacked, lied about, schemed against, insulted, been dishonored and treated as despicably as no other person has in my lifetime for doing what he was elected to do.

Besides that, he doesn't scream. He tweets and the left hates him for it. They hate his spunk. They hate his backbone. They hate his wit. They hate he's still standing. They've made themselves sick with corruption and hate. If they don't pay legally, their bodies are-- because no vessel can carry the hate they do and not be poisoned by it.

Melinda

You tell me that things aren’t happening now.

@joshdcaplan

REUTERS: Iran Foreign Minister says Tehran ready to exchange all prisoners with US

https://twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/1308223246521769985?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

If McConnell guides a conservative through the prog minefield I think "Cocaine Mitch" should be retired in favor of "Apex Predator Mitch" as some moron prog was calling him today.

clarice

Iggy, that was Howard Fineman at the WaPo.

Narciso

He was the one newsweek reporter i didnt expect to go stark raving then he ended up at the puffington.

Another Bob

An annoyance. Feel free to SOB.

I read this in a Marketwatch story about Boeing moving the rest of 787 production out of Everett WA...

“Currently, it builds the 747, 767, 777, and some 787s there. After 2022, only the 767/KC-46 and 777/777X would remain, with Boeing putting out no more than five jets monthly - roughly three times fewer than a year ago.”

What does “three times fewer” mean? I’m seeing this construction from more and more allegedly professional writers. How about ”roughly one-third last year’s production”, or “compared to fifteen per month last year”.

Narciso

Yes thanks clunky diction, and it doesnt convey any more information


https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=45715

Momto2

Howard Steele
@HowardSteele5
"This is going to be everything on the table... and too many people on our side are talking about the rules of croquet when the other side is coming to this with mobs and nunchucks and weapons."

Barbara

"Apex Predator Mitch"

I like it Ignatz.

Quietly and deliberately, McConnell has been rebuilding a more reliable judiciary in accordance with the President's directives. In the long run that will sustain our Republic or at least give us some breathing room. I particularly applaud that judge who set a $1,000,000 bail for the rioters.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Was it lyle who introduced up to the "Apex Predator" moniker yesterday? I like it!

I like this description of Never Trumpers too, from Ig:
They have not honor, chests, spines nor shame.

Momto2

James Woods
@RealJamesWoods

This conversation is easy. We couldn’t care less about Merrick Garland. We certainly don’t care about the feelings of those who have tried to destroy this President. We. Simply. Don’t. Care. We are going to #FillTheSeat and we couldn’t care less what Democrats think. Ever. Again.

Narciso

Granted not all are made in washington still though.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

Narciso


Year to year comparisons

http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/displaystandardreport.cfm?cboCurrentModel=777&optReportType=AllModels&cboAllModel=777&ViewReportF=View+Report

The Infamous Ignatz

Fineman it was, clarice; as pulpous and boneless a man as e'er trod the earth.

clarice

Nytol, I need to sleep to keep up by revolutionary fervor. Smooches

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Mel: 11:38,
You tell me that things aren’t happening now.
@joshdcaplan
REUTERS: Iran Foreign Minister says Tehran ready to exchange all prisoners with US

Wow. Both Iran and China had pretty much gone all-in on hoping for Dem victory in the Nov election in order to get more favorable treatment, like what they're used to.
Also, didn't someone post a snip about Bibi being pulled out of a meeting, and then Bibi sent some top muckety-muck (Defense Minister?) to DC to consult with the US.
Stuff is shakin'

Narciso

As someone put it in another blog ginsburg was confirmed nearly 10 years after the borking and four years after thomas 'high tech lynching'.so how about that civility.

Melinda

And Waaaaaaayyyyyyy after Sandra Day O’Connor.

The Infamous Ignatz

Won't go into specifics but excellent progress on all the big fires out here in the last 24 hours

Narciso


Its the 22nd now, but you know the thing


https://mobile.twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1308121740287995904

Narciso

Good news, now bibi is the apex predator in israel. Always in motion and often underestimated.

Narciso


Topical kjom

https://youtu.be/Gs069dndIYk

Past is Prologue

"...Babies are part of families and both are a gift from God and the bedrock of Western Civilization and individual autonomy. The left is and always has been at war with individual autonomy, Western Civilization and, more fundamentally, God on which the previous two are based."

Yes, Iggy! Yours is the answer to the question -- *What's all this talk I hear about abortion?...*

The Infamous Ignatz

Communist creeps covering themselves in glory talking smack about the guy who killed himself after being indicted for shooting some commie protester.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

KJOM, a mellow 2005 live version of From The Beginning by Greg Lake.
https://youtu.be/A8AP-kobAtg

From the sublime to the ridiculous:
Joe Walsh explains the song "Life's Been Good" in detail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIzyTk1fuf0

Texas Liberty Gal

I'm finally caught up!!! Of course I'm off to bed and in the am will be behind again but for this moment I'm will relish it.

Good night all.

jim nj

TM had to wait for Ross Douthat to opine before posted anew thread?

RBG and RPG is cute, but are we talking about a rocket propelled grenade or a role playing game?

jim nj

RPG, if the grenade, is interesting in the sense of this being a huge rip in the fabric of the space-time of this election process. Who could have seen this coming?

RPG as in the gamesmanship process seems to be the result of the former. Dems are going to try and force Reps into playing their game? Not going to happen.

Our side should feel shame at stealing a Sherman's march to the sea in record time? I think not. I want the Reps to be just as ruthless and unprincipled as we know the Dems would be.

jim nj

I was here briefly to see the RBG death announcement. Then my now spotty internet went down. Sunday night, late, I almost caught up only to lose my connection again. So now I'm current with posts and links.

I've wanted to comment on this, but most of you have covered the options well. My original thought was that Trump HAD to name a new Supreme Court justice nominee. He has said he will do so. Polite and political considerations suggest that he should wait until RBG has been eulogized and buried before doing so.

It sounds like he plans to do that. In the meantime the battle is already underway with volleys back and forth. The arguments over precedents and consistency have already been lost. No right-thinking Republican is going to be swayed by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or any other infidel.

So we will have a nominee and a confirmation plan in place by the weekend. Time well spent, I think.

jim nj

And this is not an original thought, as somebody here already mentioned it, but it won't be the usually hearing with the Covid-19 restrictions.

No Code Pink, or their ilk, demonstrators doing their usual political theater at the hearing.

CNN will have to remotely work them into the coverage.

This could be the fastest, cleanest confirmation in history.

Of course, there will have to be an agreement between Republicans and Democrats on how the confirmation process should proceed. That should be a very short conversation. More like a lecture from "Cocaine" Mitchell. Schumer has little bargaining power.

jim nj

And I want an intrepid Republican staffer located in the communications hub knocking Democrat senators off-line.

I want "I am reclaiming my time," replaced with a new catch phrase. One that can't be heard as Democrat senators are lost in cyber-space.

On the timing of the vote I'm agnostic. Nov. 2 is good. Nov. 4 is good. I can see reasons for either date.

Pinandpuller

LeBron James and Barak Obama have never finished a book:

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In A Promised Land, I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody.

https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1306535933475532803?s=21

hrtshpdbox

Dems excited that if Martha McSally loses Arizona, and she's trailing, the Dem winner would be seated on Nov 30, potentially complicating the vote on the Trump nominee.

https://kjzz.org/content/1619865/if-mark-kelly-wins-arizona-us-senate-race-he-could-assume-office-nov-30

clarice

https://www.theepochtimes.com/graham-weve-got-the-votes-to-confirm-justice-ginsburgs-replacement-before-the-election_3509033.html

hrtshpdbox

Biden is far more committed to screaming matches than Trump. I've never heard Trump offering to physically fight people who ask him questions he doesn't like. What politician, besides Biden, has ever done that? Clearly, Biden is the one with the temper tantrum problem.

hrtshpdbox

We all have in our minds commercials we think should be made. A Trump ad showing all the times Biden has been caught on camera lashing out at voters and reporters, with a "This is a nice guy??" chyron - I'd like to see that one.

clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/questions-for-senator-whitehouse-11600729418?mod=MorningEditorialReport&mod=djemMER_h

clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/breaking-judicial-norms-a-history-11600639835?mod=MorningEditorialReport&mod=djemMER_h

Pinandpuller

RGB’s body will be displayed in repose for a week.

I guess her second dying wish was to violate Halacha.

anonamom

As for hearings, Graham says they're on--and he's motivated by the treatment Kavanaugh got. What goes around comes around...in this case comes around very late


That was horrendous treatment for K, of course, but it was also MASSIVE disrespect to Graham as Committee chair. Not only could Graham not ensure the nominee the human decency he should have been afforded, Graham got rolled big time, in front of the entire nation.

It's VERY VERY personal.

rse

Narc--

You mentioned above that gorsuch was a surprise. Are you familiar with John Finnis' work?

He was the mentor to both gorsuch and robert p george. George is on my radar from his curious 2011 affirmative offense to create a false narrative around the common core before most people had heard of it. His road shows with cornel west are also troubling and he just launched the E Pluribus Unum series with aei. I listened to his program with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks this month.

I had not realized george was such an aristotle fan, which suddenly became relevant to all of the above and then he started talking of finnis, who I was unfamiliar with. When I looked him up, out popped gorsuch.

Beware of jurists with a normative, transformative vision for all of us is probably a good motto.

peter

Hell, maybe Lenin's embalmers are looking for a project

henry

It’s full on war. Dems are not winning.

@chadpergram

Letter from DoJ to Hse Judiciary Cmte Chairman Nadler. Says DoJ won’t provide witnesses to testify. Says Democratic members “use their allotted time to air grievances.” Says Dems “squandered its opportunity to conduct a meaningful oversight hearing with the Attorney General”

Another Bob

GUS, your friend Bubba Wallace, who announced he’s leaving the Richard Petty team, announced he’ll be driving for a newly-formed team - Hamlin-Jordan.

The Hamlin is Denny Hamlin, another driver in the series.

The Jordan is Michael Jordan, ‘da Bulls.

Hamlin drives a Toyota for Joe Gibbs’ team (yes that’s the old Redskins coach), so I assume the new team will use Toyota too, but that’s TBD.

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