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October 13, 2020

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joan

I'm behind.
Was worried, in catching up, to hear MM has been in hospital -- I hope this morning's news is better. I have something to post, so will post it, then go back and catch up. It's a thread reader by Roscoe Davis, and I was encouraged by parts of it. His synopsis of the players, good and bad, in the effort to destroy Trump is almost shocking, and I didn't think I could be shocked by the left, both here and globally.

If you haven't read it, please do.

https://tinyurl.com/y3tsp8wb

Here's a bit of it: (I was really surprised that it wasn't Rogers who told Trump he was being spied upon.) Of course I don't know how much of this is true, but it all jibes with what we've read for years.

"Luckily Trump had retained close allies like @DevinNunes, who was the head of the HPSCI and though still a rookie, knew enough to keep informed, and pay attention to details, but being in congress limited what he could actually do other than shed light.
Flynn's small elite force was in place like his intelligence team of Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Derek Harvey, Michael Ellis, @RichHiggins_DC, and his commerce strategists like Peter Thiel, David Cattler, John Eisenberg, Kenneth Juster & Kevin Harrington
"Flynn was assembling a team of deputies to get the NSC back on track to do what it was originally intended, and not the political hackery the previous administration had turned it into, and this the NSC down to less than 50 possibly 25.
"Despite popular belief it was this small team, headed up by Ezra who sniffed out that Obama was spying on the Trump Campaign, and a female analyst who let Ezra know that Mike Rogers was going to make his pitch to be CIA Chief.
Ezra knew that would be disastrous, Rogers was career NSA and because it was the NSA that was the hub of all this spying. The NSA is the cesspool of the swamp, Snowden exposed just how bad it was in 2013."

lyle

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/10/further-evidence-10-point-lead-is-fake.html

"Joe's SOS to Barack: Obama to return to campaign trail to help floundering Biden and [Obama] releases ad urging Democrats to vote."

Yeah, this’ll help...

Tom R

I posted this ZH link on my FB page and noticed I had a simple typo. When I tried to edit the post and correct the typo I got a popup message from FB that said:

"You can't use this feature right now. To prevent any misuse, we temporarily restricted your account".

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/smoking-gun-emails-show-hunter-biden-introduced-vp-dad-burisma-executive

Threadkiller


Tom:


Andy Stone
@andymstone
·
1h
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.

https://mobile.twitter.com/andymstone

Porchlight

"Joe's SOS to Barack: Obama to return to campaign trail to help floundering Biden and [Obama] releases ad urging Democrats to vote."

Again, as many have pointed out:

Are they acting like they're winning?

The poll question "who do you plan to vote for?" is literally the ONLY indicator that is positive for Biden.

The remaining indicators, many of which are supported by hard data, are ALL TRUMP. Even more than they were in 2016.

And if you want a list let me know.

JM Hanes

Tom R:

For awhile, I was getting weird messages whenever I tried to access a Twitter page, about some sort of questionable activity on my part. I switched browsers and was able to access pages as usual. I can't remember whether the messages later disappeared from my first browser on their own, or whether I deleted all the browsing data (which I'm sure I must have done). I suspect that's unlikely to fix your FB problem, but it might be worth a try.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The Post itself has reported that FB is throttling back their coverage of the Hunter Biden story.

Captain Hate

Begging Shit Midas just screams c'mon man!

Porchlight

Maggie Haberman herself picked up the NY Post story early this morning and took an avalanche of crap from her Twitter fans:

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1316341249989849088

Threadkiller

Stephanie, my 12:19 is Facebook themselves admitting they are suppressing the Hunter Biden story. Andy Stone is a Facebook communications dweeb.

Momto2

I spoke briefly with MM's son. She was found on the floor by her daughter and she could not wake her up. She then had a seizure. She is still in the hospital and they have ruled out that she had a stroke. They are putting her on some seizure meds which are making her very groggy/sleepy. They are still checking things out but feel one thing was she was dehydrated. Also- that time she thought she had an episode of amnesia may have been related.

He may call me back as we were interrupted (he had another call.) I will update with anything I hear from him.

Threadkiller

Thank you, Momto2.

JM Hanes

Porchlight:

I don't want to be a jinx by saying anything more than I'm wishin' and hopin' for a landslide, but I want all those smarmy, arrogant, libs and NeverTrumpers who believe they are the very pulse of America to find out, in an even more indisputable lesson than they got in 2016, that they are the chaff not the grain. Pardon the mixed metaphors.

When I see the support Trump is getting from the most unexpected places, and the walking away, and ordinary people working up the courage to speak out, I think how could Trump not win YUGEly? Are there really enough people on the left who hate Trump with a passion to cancel out folks on the right who hate everything Biden/Harris represent in a really visceral way?

I don't doubt Biden hopes to borrow the Obama charisma without realizing there's just not much there there anymore. I also find it hard to believe that Harris is helping him much where he needs it. I suspect she doesn't play well in the 'burbs. She's not exactly a soccer mom. I also don't think Pelosi is helping, at least in any remotely legal fashion, and even Schumer seems to be keeping a relatively low profile.

So I have to agree with you. I don't see anything that favors Biden but the polls, and the hatred of discreet enclaves like academic, feminist, Marxist quarters, and big businesses who are better at buying politicians than voters.

Kathryn Anne

Praying for MM!
I am so pleased with ACB!
She really is brilliant and I can definitely see her as an asset to the SC.
I am praying again for President Trump to win his election.
Jane:
Please update us on your procedure today.
Love the rallies for Trump!
20 days until we get our lives back.
We I’ll be working the polls so I would appreciate any updates.
Will not be posting on Election Day.

Kathryn Anne

Lyle:
As we all know Obama is the kiss of death on the campaign trail.
Love when you post about your dinner menus.
One of these days I am going to turn up for supper.

JM Hanes

That said, I do think Trump seems tired, and last night's rally didn't include any of his usual improvisations. It was pretty much word for word what we heard at the last rally. I know campaigning means staying on message and hitting the same marks time and again, but he usually manages a more spontaneous mien.

I'm sure he wants to demonstrate that he's hale and hearty and more than capable, but I think he could benefit from a little rest at Mar a Logo. Leaving the press to focus on Biden for a few days can't do anything but help the President. Some of the truly damning revelations coming out might benefit from a little more oxygen in the room too.

Tom R

I understand that FB and Twitter are actively trying to censor the Biden/Ukraine story. I was just pointing out that the mere linking to the ZH article caused FB to put some kind of restriction on my FB account to the extent it would not allow me to correct a simple misspelling typo.

JM Hanes

Thanks so much, Mom!

JM Hanes

Tom R:

Are you still able to post new material?

James D.

Momto2 @ 12:40

Dehydration can eff you up really quickly.

A few years ago, my mom got herself severely dehydrated. When we called her to check in and see if she wanted anything from the store, her speech was slurred and incoherent and we thought she was having a stroke and called 911. She ended up in the hospital 4 days to get her right again and she had no memory of that whole episode or the previous night.

sbwaters

Best wishes for Miss Marple’s speedy recovery.

It’s a very short leap to dehydration and the side effects of it.

People should be reminded that coffee is not a way to hydrate. I’ve had relatives mistakenly presume that it was.

Porchlight

Thank you so much for the update Momto2. It sounds like MM will be feeling better soon after some rest and hydration.

matt - deplore me if you must

I actually watched a short part of Trump's rally last night. He is hoarse from his bout with Covid as well as his incredibly exhausting schedule. He is the hardest working man in politics. He has also been dropping a few profanities as well. I think it makes him more human. Then again, wtf do I know?

Biden is still hiding's. What does that tell you. His VP candidate is one of the most unlikeable people I have seen run, and Barack will be preaching to the choir. The small number of people in the middle may or may not be influenced by any of the histrionics.

It seems to be a matter of GOTV.

I was in the truck yesterday and put Hannity, who had Devin Nunes on. Apparently, a couple of the farmer's in the district had put up hay bale billboards, which were set on fire 3 times in the past couple of weeks.

I think hate turns people off and the Left has done yeoman's work in stoking hate.

Michael (fpa P4F) Stop the WitchHunt-Stop the Coup

Momto2 - Thank you for the update on MissM.
Can't even begin to say how glad I am that the diagnosis is dehydration, and not stroke. The long term implications are sooo much better with dehydration.
Prayers for her speedy recovery.


Robin, eff 'em all

Momto2, thank you for that update on MM. How scary.

Joan - that thread post! Holy cow! Rogers? That's a bitter pill to swallow, but it makes perfect sense. Love this:

This isn't a some carnival sideshow to satisfy your juvenilistics cravings for instant gratification, this investigation to actually do something worthwhile and make a difference. If you want instant gratification get a puppy.

RICO is the way forward. I love the team working on this. Let's hope that tying all this up now is just in case Nov. 7 doesn't go as planned.

Porchlight

Glad you agree, JMH. I don't think Trump sounds or looks tired, but I do think he will do more of a stump speech from here on out, at least most of the time.

I don't know if you have heard but he is going to amp up the rallies bigly. Every day from here on out, just about, with a break for the debate, and then multiple rallies/day as we hit the final stretch. That's a lot of speeches to fit in. More message discipline will be key.

lyle

Thank you, maryrose. Tonight’s birthday dinner for my wife is slow cooked veal chuck roast, roasted red potatoes, a veggie to be determined later. We’ll start with tower of ahi, avocado, and tomato with toast points and a ‘17 W. Fevre Chablis Montmains 1er Cru. A ‘07 Ornellaia with the veal. Possibly a ‘06 Veuve le Grande Dame after dinner if she feels up to it. Cheers!

Get well soon, MM!

Narciso

So sorry to hear about miss marple i must have called a half dozen hospitals in the area.

jimmyk

I'm going to call that good news about MM insofar as it wasn't more serious, like a stroke.

People should be reminded that coffee is not a way to hydrate.

I've seen different points of view on that, actually. But if it's true, I'm in big trouble. I even hydrate on the tennis court with coffee, because I usually play at 6:30 in the morning and am trying also to wake up.

BeastsEngland

Thanks for the update, Momto2! And continued prayers for Miss Marple.

peter

Thank you for the update on MM. Think of how happy she will be when she is better and well enough to read all of our well wishes.

I think I spend too much time here. I read CH's 12:35 and had no issues whatsoever understanding it without any need to translate.

Obama will get off his lazy ass and tell the sparse crowd if if if if if ... Maybe he can read his baboons eating grapes in grottoes poem too.

I took Big Mike's video as a sign of desperation too. After all, she had to spend a good twenty minutes rehearsing it

Narciso

Its very pithy peter lol.

Jane

No Proceedure for me today Maryrose, I just got stabbed about 50 times. Buckeye is having one now, tho.

Sounds like good news on MM. Hope it keeps getting better!

Narciso

Rubinis scoop via alan parrott teminded me to change a part of chapter 10,

Narciso

Is that for allergies jane.

Dave (in MA)

Is that you, MaryRose?

Captain Hate

Ditto what Beasts said.

The Mayo clinic says water is better and coffee is a mild diuretic, it doesn't dehydrate you

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/caffeinated-drinks/faq-20057965

JM Hanes

Porchlight:

Well, maybe the rallies are how he relaxes. :-) The warmth and enthusiasm of the crowds must surely help counter the constant abuse he takes in the press.

JM Hanes

Captain:

In re diuretics, if you pass more water than you would otherwise, it could certainly be a contributing factor, no?

Narciso

Yes i use expresso to keeo the positronic relays whirring but im sure to hydrate properly

Captain Hate

The Horde is pleased with Sassy Pants.

Dave (in MA)

What about gin?

Narciso

You mean judge rheinhold

BeastsEngland

There are other sites covering the NY Post article, re: Hunter. Link to those other sites on FB and avoid being noticed by Big Brother.

Captain Hate

JMH,

It definitely makes me go, and I don't know what their standard for dehydration is short of straight brine, but I guess they figure you ordinarily retain enough water to keep the net loss minimal.

rse

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8838939/Joe-Biden-met-son-Hunters-Ukrainian-energy-contacts.html is the lead story on the website. Will see how long that lasts.

Dave (in MA)
I'm beginning to think they might be slightly hypocritical.
peter

I sometimes listen to Morning Joe in my car as I am stuck in crazy traffic and the agita it gives me helps me stay alert. They had on Catcher's Mitt plugging his new book. They (someone, not Mika or Shmoe) asked him about the number of deaths in nursing homes, and when he ducked the question he asked a follow up. Catcher's mitt's lame answer was that he was following federal guidelines when he sent all those people to nursing homes. He also claimed that New York was 46th out of 50th in nursing home deaths from Covid. There are lies and then there are big lies. Bring back guillotines.

Narciso

Well there is a method to hinonos madness if its a preference its a choice if its a orientation you can force bakeshops and pizzerias out of business.

Another Bob

"In re diuretics,"

It certainly could be. The diuretic reduces your total water volume, but that's not what supplies the antihypertensive effect. When I started taking them 30-odd years ago, I got into the habit of increasing my liquid intake some.

Coffee being diuretic is mostly a myth. For those taking diuretics for blood pressure, the caffeine may work against that some.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Dehydration can also cause an imbalance in your electrolytes and blood chemistry and other things that will make you quite ill.

Narciso


I think they see the alliance in firefly as a howto manual.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SaysSimonson/status/1316424709630832641

henry

Another in tact pension. Well done Wray.

@cbs_herridge

SCOOP: A person familiar with the matter tells @CBSNews that Bruce Ohr is no longer working at DOJ. He resigned the day before he was going to be terminated by DOJ over his conduct cited in IG Horowitz report. Ohr was faulted for becoming a kind of backchannel linking dossier

matt - deplore me if you must

What time's dinner, lyle? That is outstanding. All the best to your spouse!

Captain Hate

Outhouse is being roundly slattered by the Horde.

Narciso

I dont think you need to be insane to live in madison, but it doesnt hurt.

peter

It's immutable.

Someone should ask Zero what he thinks.

joan

I hope Nellie makes Bruce move to Russia, and they live in a tower block that loses electricity weekly and has graffiti scribbled all over the stairway walls, and fellow renters use the urine-stained stairway landings plus the elevators for latrines, and they have to use a porta-potty in their apartment because the building's plumber hates and is jealous of Americans.

Narciso

Evergreen

https://mobile.twitter.com/DrewHolden360/status/1316430594625228805

Bruce will go to fusion or belling the cat or lawfare

jimmyk

Outhouse is being roundly slattered by the Horde.

If it's about that Barrett "sexual preference" post, her own commentariat is slattering her as well.

Captain Hate

Joe Biden: Look...look...look...we cannot let President Eisenhower put this Arnie Barrett on the Supreme Court. C'mon man! How can he make her one of the Supremes? It's an all colored...I...mean..women of coloreds group and he wants this white guy in there? C'mon man.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 14, 2020 01:57 PM (mpeBU)

Captain Hate

I'm a longtime reader at Instapundit and while I like Reynolds, he has a history of amplifying some really shallow thinkers. Althouse is one, Megan McCardell, the entire staff at Reason and David Bernstein off the top of my head.

I'd include Ed Driscoll, but he's more like the kid from A Christmas Story who "likes Santa Claus".
Posted by: Chunk Hunger at October 14, 2020 01:59 PM (uhPTO)

Narciso

Reason would often drive descartes to distraction

jimmyk

Althouse seemed to be getting redpilled in recent months, but then she comes up with a clunker like that:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/10/senator-hirono-schooled-amy-coney.html

Narciso


Now they havent shown the subsequent emails have they


https://mobile.twitter.com/esaagar/status/1316420452613488640

Captain Hate

Any time Mazie gets lauded for anything other than "maybe internment camps weren't so bad" you've lost all credibility.

Porchlight

Yes, McArdle would be nowhere without Insty. Steyn promoted her earlier, too.

Then again she used to be somewhat better back then.

Narciso

There was a time she evinced some degree of logic pre 2007

https://mobile.twitter.com/rkylesmith/status/1316164193180168193

lyle

I'm a longtime reader at Instapundit and while I like Reynolds, he has a history of amplifying some really shallow thinkers. Althouse is one, Megan McCardell, the entire staff at Reason and David Bernstein off the top of my head.

Agree. Particularly Althouse and McCardell. Plus all the NTers at NRO.

Dave (in MA)

The term credentialed moron comes to mind.

Captain Hate

"I saw a Fauci window sticker on a car today

it's done in the style of that infamous 'HOPE' poster of b Hussein 0bama"

You have just witnessed evidence of a truly empty soul.
Posted by: some guy out west at October 14, 2020 02:12 PM (XpDOS)

anonamom

I'd like to strongly second JMH's 12:47

But keep praying! For ACB, DJT, Barr---all of our people.

lyle

Steyn promoted her earlier, too.

Another mystery.

Narciso

That could be a don henley riff (ubdated)

Dave (in MA)

Limbaugh is mentioning Hunter's crack pipe, apparently unaware of Beasts' 09:37 AM fact check.

Dave (in MA)
    Steyn promoted her earlier, too.

    Another mystery.

There was significantly less content on the Series of Tubes in those days.

lyle

And thanks, matt.

Narciso

Fauci is like stephen strange will all of the arrogance but none of the talent.

Jane

CH,

What's the "horde" and what's "outhouse"? Maybe you can do a book as I have no memory.

Captain Hate

Jane,

The horde is the commenters at AoS, like calling us JOMers. Outhouse is my somewhat fond name for Ann Althouse.

Dave (in MA)

Horde: the self-described "morons" commenting at Ace of Spades http://ace.mu.nu/
Outhouse: https://althouse.blogspot.com/

Dave (in MA)

Jane: CH's nickname for you is "Jane".

lyle

From Dave’s 2:30 Ace link:

The Democrat Party is like the mafia -- if one of its soldiers goes down, they immediately find a no-show job for him in one of their many shell companies.

Yep. The Democrats are a crime syndicate masquerading as a political party.

Tom R

The Journolisters agreed upon talking point for the Biden/Ukraine NY Post article is "Russian disinformation".

Another Bob

“Dehydration can also cause an imbalance in your electrolytes and blood chemistry”

Yep. Diuretics started pushing my potassium levels too low, so got switched to a potassium-sparing diuretic. Potassium either too low or too high has unwanted cardiac effects.

matt - deplore me if you must

compilers like Instapundit need content to keep the hits coming and as they say, sometimes even a blind dog finds a bone, so the NRO articles, I hope, have some value.

Dave (in MA)

The defense that the secret meeting never took place is that the secret meeting isn't on Biden's official schedule.

James D.

Via AoS:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=390142&fbclid=IwAR04B72As0wovcfGJHlQnd9rT-6kthyKhEgzdTFVkd9BZQHpCcGZSkV7_pc

I would have thought the article was a parody, but apparently it's real.

I hope Bezos is proud of himself and the rag he publishes.

Davod

Blumenthal continues to be a sleaze.

Kathryn Anne

Dave and CH:
You both really made me laugh today! C’mon Man!

lyle

MFM: works for us. Now back to the scary woman who openly belongs to a nasty religious sect no one has ever heard of who Hombre Naranja Malo thinks he can appoint to our sole super-legislative body without our approval.

Porchlight

Another mystery.

It was the early days of blogging and selection of available blogs was minimal (to say the least) and she could be funny occasionally.

Steyn soon moved on, once Megan proved to be more of a DC cocktail circuit kinda gal. Or NYC, I don't know or care where she lives.

Kathryn Anne

ACB and President Trump don’t suffer fools gladly.
These hearings remind me of sorority hazing.
You have to run the gauntlet to get the Court seat.

hrtshpdbox

The defense that the secret meeting never took place is that the secret meeting isn't on Biden's official schedule.

Maybe Jen Griffin can find someone else to say the meeting wasn't on the schedule, thus proving no meeting happened.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

ASOFB:

Kamala Harris is set to write a book about her rise in politics.
The price will be 25.00.
For 35.00 she'll show you how she did it.

LOLOLOL

Buckeye

Back from the endoscopy, preliminary results are good.

Snipped a few polyps and noted a couple of non-Inflamed diverticula. Presuming no surprises from the path lab, pretty mundane.

Nurse was pleasant and engaging, so went smoothly and quickly.

Stayed awake through the procedure, got to watch what the Doc saw.

I’m going to spend the rest of the day feeding my face:)

Captain Hate

Before you start chowing down, Buckeye, take your weight as proof you're not as full of shit as your wife thinks.

BeastsEngland

’Nurse was pleasant and engaging...’

Phrasing? ;)

Glad it went well, Buckeye!’

lyle

Presuming no surprises from the path lab, pretty mundane.

Mundane is very much what you want. Good news. A nice pour of vintage Ornellaia is just what you need tonight. 😎

Jane

Hey Dave! My real nickname is “thorny”.

I guessed right Capt. Thanks for the confirmation.

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