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October 06, 2020

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DrJ

First!

Dave (in MA)

Second! At best!

Extraneus

Anyone else heard that?

Yes, a couple of months ago.

Jack is Back!

TM,

It may comeback like CoVid but will not pass the Senate. Trump has all the
Trump cards on this one.

Go ahead Nahncee pass your version and watch Mitch treat it like the plague.

Barbara

Willowed

Perhaps you can clarify a concern I have about Real Clear Politics. This morning Fox News reported an average of polls in battleground states compiled by RCP which showed the President behind by significant margins (5 to 8 points). Then I read the recent RCP article on which political party is trying to "Blow Up" our Constitution. While the article eventually demonstrated all that the democrats are doing to make significant changes to our Constitution that could change America far into the future, the criticisms against the President from his style to the efforts he has made against the Chinese virus permeated the article. In short, they don't like his personality, and that bias seems to infect everything that the media — right or left — puts out.

Perhaps I'm too sensitive on this point, but having seen the President's many and significant accomplishments these past 3+ years in the face of enormous opposition, you'd think they could cut him some slack on his personality. Especially now as the country faces the possibility of electing the team Dumb and Dumber Socialist.

Neo

Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Throat Cancer

Dave (in MA)

Whoever's running Drudge these days is as off-the-charts nuts as CNN. Clicked over there for the first time in a while, just for yuks.

lurkersusie

Here we go

Matt Schaefer on Twitter: "Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals ...

https://twitter.com/RepMattSchaefer/status/1313517817942212608

Captain Hate

Damn, RIP Eddie Van Halen. Believe it or not, I pretty much found out about how good he was through the perpetually belittled, for good reason, classic crock stations. Now play Van Halen 24/7 for a while and lose that fucking Zeppelin.

Captain Hate

Gaylord with the Shit Midas touch on Netflix.

The Infamous Ignatz

Jesus H...
Gavin Newsom Edges Ahead in the Country's Dumbest Governor Competition

Office of the Governor of California
@CAgovernor
Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend? Don't forget to keep your mask on in between bites.

Do your part to keep those around you healthy.

Neo

Agreed on the DrudgePropaganda website

clarice

Re the release of the Brennan documents today--when can we expect reporters to confront Hillary and Obama about their nifty Russian collusion trick? LOL

anonamom

I'm starting to think clarice doesn't read JOM.
(Narc posted that Federalist article an hour and half ago.)

And here I thought we were her sources! ;-)

Dave--I too went to Drudge today--first time in MONTHS! And yes, they too are among the deranged.

Melinda

Clarice-

You'l find that here:

Porchlight

So bummed about Eddie Van Halen. I knew he had throat cancer but he seemed to have been living with it for awhile.

Van Halen is a major band in Mr Porch and I's respective childhoods.

Pinandpuller

Dump your Altria stock.

Melinda

Heh, let it sink in for a moment:

Sean Davis
@seanmdav
We all know Hillary’s campaign hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to peddle the Russian collusion hoax. This game that media are now playing pretending there’s just no way to know if the Clinton campaign peddled collusion is so stupid it hurts. twitter.com/jeremyherb/sta…

Jeremy Herb @jeremyherb
Replying to @jeremyherb
Brennan says he doesn’t know if the Russian allegations are true, but even if so, he says it was not illegal, but rather campaign activity.

He also says of the IC referral to the FBI that multiple referrals were also sent about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1313574519974621186

Melinda

Perfect!

Catturd ™
@catturd2
Breaking ... new CNN poll.

https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1313565143519891456

anonamom

GEEZ LOUISE!
That Newsom tweet is as untethered to reality as anything I have ever read.

This is what happened when they said to just be quiet about masks being ineffective and unnecessary.

"Wearing them will reduce anxiety. Just do it, so we can open the economy."

MASKS DON'T WORK PEOPLE!
Unless you are in an N-95, not touching it,and have your eyes covered too.

But it is OK, because it is unlikely you are going to get very sick, and if you do, it is a treatable problem.

This is NOT The Plague it appeared to be in March! Get with the program. Update your information.

Wash your hands, stop touching your face and rubbing your eyes, zinc, vit D, HCQ or quercetin.

It's not brain surgery.

(And learn to accept the fact that we are ALL going to die.
Someday. Of something.
Some of us sooner than others.

If that is a huge problem for you, may I suggest you reconsider your rejection of religious beliefs?)

Melinda

Brennan's book comes out today, too? Too funny!

SWIM R
@RevisitedRick
What kind of movie am I watching?

John Brennan's book comes out today where he mentions his July 28, 2016 meeting with Obama. And today, DNI Ratcliffe declassifies Brennan's handwritten notes from same meeting?

https://twitter.com/RevisitedRick/status/1313554207002173440

anonamom

Made me laugh!

Mini AOC
@RealMiniAOC
·
6h
The NBA finally achieved equality. They have the same ratings as the WNBA.

Pinandpuller

Eddie’s famous Kramer died of second hand smoke three years ago.

Dave (in MA)

O'Reilly's on Carr, and they're arguing about whether or not Wallace was taking the D side.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

The Clayton County Board of Education voted Monday to rename South Clayton Elementary School for a former first lady of the United States.

Barf!

Manuel Transmission

Willowed,

Back to the music thing. The Sonos phone app is wonderful. You access your library in about every conceivable way: artist, album, genres, songs, etc, etc. From there you can create fresh playlists, append, save, etc. Randomize, shuffle, etc. I edit my library so album covers display. There’s a Mac app that lets you clean up your library and tweak compilation albums and genres. I don’t do a lot with that, but it drives me crazy that the ‘factory’ definitions that are embedded in the music are all over the map on their classifications.

There are volume controls on each path so you don’t have to track down your big remote in case you are moving around.

Porchlight

This might be the best thing you see all day. A YUGE Hollywood-style Trump sign on the 405 freeway.

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/large-trump-sign-appears-along-405-freeway-in-sepulveda-pass/

Unfortunately it's already been taken down. Funny how fast those city crews work when it's "important."

lyle

RIP, EVH. You were a legend and created one of the most distinctive guitar styles of all time.

GUS

I wonder which MAN, Obama is fantasizing about "making love to" today!!?

Gentlejim

RIP, EVH. You were a legend and created one of the most distinctive guitar styles of all time.

Posted by: lyle | October 06, 2020 at 04:49 PM

The Brown sound.

lyle

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/senator-ted-cruz-says-scotus-chief-justice-john-roberts-despises-donald-trump

Yeah, there are no “Obama” judges or “Bush” judges or “Clinton” judges, right? POS

Gentlejim

I wonder if the South Clayton kids are going to enjoy Big Mike’s Elementary. New mascot also: The Scchhhhockerssss...

henry

Naming government buildings and schools after living people is tacky. (Naming a company after yourself is no big deal).

Captain Hate

The Horde has some real turds in the punchbowl whenever someone like EVH passes with the "he spawned two generations of shredding wankers" as if they wouldn't have happened anyway. Even "well known tasteful guitarists" like Robbie Robertson and Richard Thompson do their share Fender cranking in person (with few exceptions I think The Band became a myth after their second album, with the sum total of really good songs on all subsequent albums not equalling the number on their self titled classic; and Robbie became just another guitar hero). Thompson has a really dry sense of humor; I'd like to ask him if he enjoys doing those jaw dropping solos or finds them tedious, and if he tries out new techniques.

lyle

The Brown sound..

I don’t get what this means but I used the word “distinctive” for a reason. It’s incredibly difficult to create a sound that is so immediately recognizable to the ear of ordinary people. Every aspiring guitarist wants “that sound,” meaning a sound so unique that the listener says to himself,” that’s Eddie Van Halen or someone trying to sound like him.”

Again, incredibly difficult to actually pull off. EVH did, big time, whether you were a fan or not.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

In case you didn’t know, Eddie Van Halen played guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat it.” It’s a song we’ve all heard a million times. Go back and listen. Listen to that guitar solo and how truly sick it is. Pay close attention to his lead guitar and not the rhythm guitar. It’s one of my fav solos of all time. There’s a remastered version of the “Thriller” album from a few years back. You can hear the separation of all the instruments so well. It’s sick!

- from a friend that used to roadie for EVH and Aerosmith

lyle

In case you didn’t know, Eddie Van Halen played guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat it.

Just proves my point: every guitarist I knew at the time immediately recognized Van Halen’s guitar work when they first heard Beat It and long before the whole story of how the song was produced by Quincy Jones.

hrtshpdbox

Stimulus dead for now but I bet it comes back to life shortly.

I think that's possible, it could be a negotiating tactic on Trump's part, and talks are probably still ongoing at some level. Still, he's not desperate for a bad deal, so ball would still be in Nancy's court.

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-win-2020-lawn-slide-jimmy-failla

A feel good story.

lyle

Or the guitarist or guitar fan said to himself, “that’s Eddie Van Halen or someone trying to sound like him.”

Again, whether you liked rock guitar or not, EVH had such a distinctive, easily recognizable style. The percentage of guitarists out there that have been able to pull that off is vanishingly small. RIP, man.

henry

Good news. Thread

@jrrosswrites

BREAKING: The Wisconsin state Supreme Court ruled state lawmakers have standing to defend state laws that are challenged.

Issue is key in federal ruling impacting deadline for state's absentee ballots.

https://twitter.com/jrrosswrites/status/1313584140047003650?s=21

Captain Hate

To get Porch pissed off, these were the only memorable songs by The Band after their second album

Stage Fright
Life is a Carnival
4% Pantomine
It Makes No Difference (even though it was a knockoff of Unfaithful Servant)
Acadian Driftwood
Jericho (sans Robertson)
W. S. Walcott Medicine Show (we're getting close to charity now)

The Infamous Ignatz

Wasn't my style of rock and roll or guitar but he was extremely talented.

hrtshpdbox

I won't speak ill of the dead as wretchedly as P.J. O'Rourke did when Jerry Garcia died, but I never got Eddie or Van Halen in general; I've never owned one of their records. I once listened to some long solo he did on some LP that is supposed to be some kind of masterwork, and it seemed sort of sterile and did nothing for me. Don't know the name of that one, but Jump, Jamie's Crying, Ice Cream Man, Hot for Teacher - those are the four song titles I could come think of just now. I hadn't know about the "Beat It" solo, and that is pretty nice. I'm sure he was a great guy, and may he RIP, but it's not like Bowie dying or something.

The Infamous Ignatz

I'd say you're being quite charitable, CH. :)

Porchlight

We were best buds growing up with another family down the street and they had three kids, two boys one girl just like us.

My little brother and their youngest, Mikey, formed an air guitar band and Mikey used my dad's circular saw to cut out the guitars. Then they painted them and put electrical tape on them like Eddie's. They were only 11 but either my dad didn't know or he just let them. It was a different time.

Mikey is now a master carpenter.

I will never think of Van Halen without thinking of those kids.

Mr Porch has similar stories from his brothers. His older brother is a fantastic guitar player and idolized Eddie from early on. Can imitate him pretty well too. His band used to cover Hot For Teacher quite convincingly.

Unfortunately no surviving recording I can find except this one with bad sound from the ACL festival in 2009.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMS77Mv-awU&feature=related

Porchlight

To get Porch pissed off, these were the only memorable songs by The Band after their second album

No, Cap'n, I actually agree with you there, only I would also add their late cover of "Atlantic City" with Garth doing a killer nod to the Pogues on the accordion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0eZwpHtcK4

I love "It Makes No Difference." That vocal is so plaintive it's ridiculous. Lyrics are fantastic too.

The Infamous Ignatz

Guitars, feh.
Here's a guy who owns and compares the only factory Chevy powered De Tomaso Mangusta and a C8 Corvette and compares them for us.

Porchlight

Trivia: when I met Mr Porch for the first time, I told him he looked like Levon Helm. It was true

Captain Hate

Box, Beautiful Girls is the only song I listen to multiple times in a sitting, including without the hawt trim video.

MissMarple2

Since daughter's income was reduced last month, I told her I would pay the internet bill, which is in her name. After an hour and a half on the phone yesterday and getting a gal who sounded like she was in Brazil or Mexico, I decided to mail the bill with a check.

THEN I missed the mail (ours comes very late) and decided I would go pay it at the AT&T store.

BUT, the place where I thought was a store was simply a place to park their service trucks. So no bill paying there.

So, I thought, "Well, I will go to Kroger to get potting soil, cigs, and some wine." My old Kroger used to have a mail box by the office.

No mail box by the office, but the check-out gal told me that she thought there was one out by the pharmacy window. Nope. SO I walked up to the pharmacy window, thinking that they had a drop-off there. Nope. The gal in the pharmacy helpfully told me she thought there was a mail box across the 6-lane highway by the Fed-Ex store. However, when I turned around to look, there was an AT&T store next to the Fed Ex.

So, loaded my groceries, wine, and VODKA because I felt like if the Speaker of the House can have a Bloody Mary, so can I. (Got some Spicy V-8, too.)

Then went over to the AT&T store, where I was informed that they couldn't take a check and would have to go to ANOTHER location which could take checks but was 6 miles southeast of that location and traffic was picking up due to rush hour.

So, I paid her with my card and will void the check and transfer money to the account on which the debit card draws.

THEN, as I was heading home, I realized I hadn't bought cigs because inside Kroger they are behind locked glass doors so I had intended to stop by the gas station, but forgot.

So, stopped by the liquor store, which didn't have my brand, so bought one pack and will have to go out tomorrow.

So I am having a Bloody Mary and don't anyone lecture me about smoking, which I have done since I was 15. That's the way it is.

ALSO, while I was at Kroger (the one I don't usually go to because it's too big and on the busy highway) I saw a Mexican woman with 6 children, none in masks except her and the older two. AND, she was obviously pregnant with her sweat pants pulled down below her obvious bare pregnant belly. Those are her acceptable societal norms, but I don't want Wallace lecturing me on wearing a damn mask!

Also, if you own AT&T stock, I would dump it.

Captain Hate

Good catch on Atlantic City, Porch. My bad.

lyle

I only owned maybe two Van Halen CDs but they were in heavy rotation on ski road trips with my buds. Otherwise, I rarely listened to them.

lyle

https://reason.com/2020/10/05/the-post-pandemic-new-normal-looks-awfully-authoritarian/

Just as it was planned and intended all along, comrade.

Porchlight

No prob Cap'n, you had Jericho on there. I guess purists would say anything minus Robertson or Manuel doesn't count.

Extraneus

A big part of EVH's sound was one of these:

They usually sound fairly cheesy (in a swishy sort of way), but he obviously pulled it off.

Captain Hate

Jericho's a great song about a mining disaster, whether specifically true or an archetype. Manuel was such an outstanding vocalist; that back and forth between him and Van the man on 4% Pantomime had me spellbound when I heard it.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
56m
How does Biden lead in Pennsylvania Polls when he is against Fracking (JOBS!), 2nd Amendment and Religion? Fake Polls. I will win Pennsylvania!

Melinda

WHOOOOPS!

Greg Price
@greg_price11
Control of the U.S. Senate could very well come down to one man's inability to not sleep with women other than his wife

Jesse Hunt @JJHunt10
Cal Cunningham's mistress confirms an in-person affair occurred!!!! apnews.com/article/electi…

https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1313597631256428544

Jane

I think last night, Trump fully defined the war we are in. Either you believe the Pandemic is everything, involving everyone, and government is your only option or you believe life goes on and we are in charge of ourselves. I suspect/hope that is what the election comes down to.

Extraneus

This guy does a good job explaining how to get Eddie's tone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC9B6kOajEI

Melinda

Almost stark, isn't it Jane.

Wasn't expecting this:

Josh Caplan
@joshdcaplan
WSJ: House Antitrust Subcommittee calls for Congress to break up tech giants

https://twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/1313599577849815041

[No story at link, must be coming later.]

MissMarple2

Awesome!
California is Trumping.#MAGA2020 https://t.co/w4zXQE7esi

— 𝓡𝐄𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐀☆· ˖° (@RL9631) October 6, 2020

Video at the link. YAY!

Porchlight

Super cool footage of that huge TRUMP sign being built. These guys were FAST.

https://twitter.com/culttture/status/1313573407120859145

Porchlight

The video at my 6:09 is not the same as MM's 6:04 but they both are of the same sign.

The 6:09 is filmed by the guys who put the sign up.

Super cool, made my day. Too bad they took it down so fast. Hopefully they can keep putting them up, guerrilla style. :)

henry

@danodonnellshow

BREAKING: Wauwatosa Schools will be going all-virtual for the remainder of the week as officials fear riots in the wake of a charging decision expected tomorrow in the Officer Joseph Mensah case.

Melinda

Nina Schick
@NinaDSchick
Facebook to remove all #QAnon accounts and content from its platform. about.fb.com/news/2020/08/a…

https://twitter.com/NinaDSchick/status/1313598676531662848

Porchlight

Screw these animals. It's hard enough for kids to go to school as it is.

Porchlight

Also does Biden want to lose WI or what?

Melinda

SV News 🚨
@SVNewsAlerts
BREAKING: 'Significant' number of ballots mailed to wrong voters in Franklin County, Ohio

https://twitter.com/SVNewsAlerts/status/1313604066296107012

James D.

Either you believe the Pandemic is everything, involving everyone, and government is your only option or you believe life goes on and we are in charge of ourselves. I suspect/hope that is what the election comes down to.

I absolutely think the election will come down to that.

I do not have faith that a majority of the electorate is on the right side of that question .

Narciso

Keep schools closed you cant do in person vote.

Narciso

The mccloskeys have become a ham sandwich on rye.

Jack Lillywhite

I am a rock Neanderthal and wouldn’t know Eddie Van Halen from Graucho Marx but I am an official member of Gun’s ‘N Roses drinking club.

BTW, the only member:)

Porchlight

Good point narciso.

anonamom

I had wanted Bernie to win the D primary, so the choice would be unquestionable, forcing voters to pick what we wanted for this country.

We are doing that, but never in a million years would I have envisioned it being due to a virus.

anonamom

Translation, please

The mccloskeys have become a ham sandwich on rye.

Narciso

They were indictef for

Narciso

Defending themselves and the prosecutors malfeasance.

anonamom

In the Skanks Gonna Skank department, Kamala Harris division:

AP reports: "In the text messages to her friend, Guzman Todd told her she was intimate with Cunningham in his home, which she later characterized as 'weird.' In another exchange, Guzman Todd indicated that she was frustrated by the limited attention that he showed her. '“I’m just going to send to his opponent his naked photos,' Guzman Todd wrote. 'That will teach him.' 'You don’t deserve me Cal,' she said in a separate text message. She added in another, 'He knows (that I) can tank his campaign.'"

(Shamelessly lifted from Althouse)

He has shown very poor judgement in the skank he choses to cheat on his wife with, agreed?

henry

Wow. They found brain cells in a skull buried under Vesuvius.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/europe/brain-cells-vesuvius-victim-herculaneum-scn-scli-intl/index.html

MissMarple2

Porchlight,

I love that video with "Ride of the Valkyrie" as the background music!!

Of course, the lefties think THAT is a "sign" of Trump's Hitlerism.

I am to the point that we should just let these people have the West Coast states, give normal people from those states property here in the Midwest, and erect a wall along the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies.

Jack Lillywhite

I could probably make a small fortune (like $3.50) if I could publish my book: “ The Idiot’s Guide to Narciso Speak”.

cathyf

Amazing stuff here. One of my Facebook friends (mom of a former Girl Scout in my troop) posted this morning that she had a scratchy throat yesterday and she debated whether she should get tested and she did and is positive. But then this afternoon she posted that the doctor called her because they got her test mixed up with someone else’s and she’s actually negative. The health department had already contacted her close contacts, a bunch of people quarantined. What a cluster!

Pinandpuller

I wonder if all the idiots freaking out about @NickJFuentes Mussolini tweet have ever looked on the back of a Mercury dime?

clarice

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/killer-cuomo-whose-actions-led-deaths-thousands-elderly-new-yorkers-pandemic-now-threatening-jews-gather-worship/

Pinandpuller

So I don’t lose my Numismatist street cred it’s the *Reverse of a Mercury dime.

Narciso

Ht the horde


https://www.kmov.com/news/mccloskeys-indicted-grand-jury-adds-charges-of-tampering-with-evidence/article_892b9ba4-0807-11eb-8750-b3b2937f7e0b.html

Melinda

NBC News’ ‘Undecided’ Voters Previously Featured as Biden Supporters on MSNBC

Questioners openly supported Dems prior to Florida town hall

https://freebeacon.com/media/undecided-voters-at-nbc-town-hall-previously-told-network-they-were-voting-biden/

Jane

Don’t know James. We will see.

Pinandpuller

If America goes to a cashless system where is our daily dose of Occult Semiotics going to come from?

lyle

I think the mandatory maskerade is pissing off a lot of voters. My super lib masshole cuz sounds like me these days on government overreach. I have no hope MA goes red but I suspect there’s tons of these types in swing states...

BariJerry

Here is Eddie in his prime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDOFIttS69I&list=RDuDOFIttS69I&start_radio=1&t=68

lyle

Apropos of nothing, I hit the pool bigly this afternoon. Gorgeous calm, warm autumn day and, now $3 grand later for a new heater, the pool is a delightful 90F. Aaah.

Dinner last evening was very nice (even though my convo with DrJ was ended as my guests showed up), the unclaimed shank was ravenously consumed by the assistant manager of the best restaurant in town who showed up circa 10pm and happily obliged. Much northern Italian wine was consumed and he isn’t skeered of the commie flu like his antecedent guest...

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Fun fact:

Eddie Van Halen translated by Google is

Eddie from Fetch.

LOL

Momto2

I believe this is true! I see many more flags in the past few months.

HopeAlways
@HopealwaysRene
There is an American flag proudly flying across millions of homes and businesses today where a Trump sign would be if we were living in civil times.

Believe me. Those flags are flying in support of our great president.

God bless America and God bless Trump.

lyle

Gee, it’s a mystery how EVH might have gotten throat cancer, Bari...

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

BREAKING: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-quarantining, marking yet another top official in President Trump's circle who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Narciso

Not suspicious at all steph.

henry

When did this start?

@WSJ

The inspector general who oversees the Internal Revenue Service said he would open a review into the legal basis for the agency’s use of a commercial tool that allows the warrantless surveillance of mobile phones

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