Ronald Reagan Was Correct: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department would be job #1 in a Dildo administration. Well, maybe 1A. Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Anyway, Americans should have some expectation that court cases will not continue forever. Or, for that matter, any government interference in commerce or the legitimate exercise of our freedoms. Yes, I'm referring to the ridiculous Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Standard Oil Case, 100 Years On

I was stunned earlier this week to read in the Wall Street Journal that the famous antitrust lawsuit against Standard Oil that broke up John D. Rockefeller’s massive creation and decided at the Supreme Court in 1911 was still an open case at the Justice Department a century later, and is only now being closed up at long last:

The Justice Department wants to bring to an end its breakup of Standard Oil Co., which started in 1911, along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls.

After a review of old legal agreements, the DOJ on Tuesday asked the U.S. District Court in St. Louis to terminate the decree that was the ultimate outcome of its case championed by President Theodore Roosevelt against the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. . .

“To say it’s been overtaken by events,” said Daniel Yergin, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning oil-industry history, “is a vast understatement.”

And it gets better! Shockingly, there seems to be little evidence that Standard Oil was actually guilty of the monopolistic practices that were used as evidence to break it up!

I know...I know...the government never lies. I am as surprised as you are!

Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

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1 Happy Easter!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:31 PM (gC2IV)

2 Evening Horde.
Still in Sweden...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (rW4Nn)

3 Corgis called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (gC2IV)

4 Prayers for Sri Lanka.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (5AuVV)

5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

6
Billable hours, baby. That's what it's all about.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:35 PM (HaL55)

7 >>>Reining (reigning?) in the power

Reining

to put the reins to
to pull on the reins

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

8 I have always said the Standard Oil case was a crock of shit.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (mpXpK)

9 Terrible news from Sri Lanka. The media will report on the backlash threat momentarily.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (gC2IV)

10 Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Yeah, MLB says they need to shorten games, then they add video challenges. And then claim that intentional walks are the real culprit.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

11 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They seem strangely reluctant to name the perps as muzzies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:38 PM (TfwlC)

12 My favorite obsolete government agency is the Selective Service System. $22 M to maintain a list.

Posted by: pawn at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (dPTGY)

13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

14 What's fascinating is that in the long run, the Standard Oil Case changed almost nothing. Today the major portions of Standard Oil have become Chevron and Exxon; another part is Marathon Petroleum, and a lot of the other fragments became Amoco, which is now part of BP.

But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)

15 >>>a Dildo administration

Lemme tell you about that unfortunate name-thing.

--Pete Buttigieg

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

16 13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

I did suspect that, but was not sure.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

17 The Dildo Administration would be in a rump republic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

19 To reign, it's plain, will never be in vain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

20 Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department


********

Sadly enough, raining on their parade a little may be the best we can hope for.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (m45I2)

21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

22 Interstate Commerce Commission?

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (25Dt7)

23 They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

Or were they getting to the point where they would have to admit that it was muzzies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (TfwlC)

24 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page? A few paragraphs?


And the standard was, exclusively, harm to the consumer.


In other words, the model of an actual guvamint intervention in the markets, if followed closely.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (QDnY+)

25 If Billy Martin was still manager...and alive, I'd be a Yankees fan.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (ykq7q)

26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

27 Johnstown Flood Tax

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (25Dt7)

28 The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

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Nobody wants to talk about the Islamic elephant rampaging through the room.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (+y/Ru)

29 18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)


I just followed the link and saw that too. WTF?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (AQVpU)

30

Government, Reign o'er Me

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (aKsyK)

31 Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

*********************

Except the Silicon Valley monopolies, which SHOULD be broken up or better yet burned to the fucking ground.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (+dsLj)

32 This is why scoundrels, reprobates, ne'er-do-wells, layabouts, lick spittles, looters and moochers all seek to work for the federal guvmint.

Also known as "Bureaucrats".


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 12:48 PM (Z+IKu)

33 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

___

Aren't there like millions of Mormons in Pakistan? So.....
- MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (FiUMj)

34 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page?

-
Shouldda gone with the Mr. Peabody Act.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (+y/Ru)

35 Info, some of it straight from Sri Lanka (LK):

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (5AuVV)

36 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent Obama a Happy Easter and we still love you and needs you....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (qM84C)

37 Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (QDnY+)

38 26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)


And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)

39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)

40 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (UUBmN)

41 "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Hey we gotta eat too.

Posted by: The Ad Council at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (UdKB7)

42 ...horseshoes and player piano rolls...


******

Horseshoes are part of my heritage. Family get-togethers included my grand-dad, dad and two uncles playing doubles for seemingly hours on end. Gentlemanly trash talking and cigar chomping featured prominently as well, while dozens of cousins looked on. I may have taken a shoe or two to the noggin, accounting for my sense of humor.

If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

43 Yeah, the whole substantive side, of whether/how monopolies are harmful, is a different and interesting question. Where most of the time the answers are awkward (concentration of market power and resources, in capital-intensive areas, logically benefits everyone by improving and accelerating development).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (QDnY+)

44 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE REIN SOUNDS LIKE REIGN AND IT'S A PAIN.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (+y/Ru)

45 Happy Easter, Happy Passover, everyone.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AfYvi)

46 If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

I have played horseshoes; it is a lot of fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (TfwlC)

47 Nice Sri Lanka sand sculpture:

https://twitter.com/Firows/status/1120002597337948160

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (5AuVV)

48 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)


The MSM also probably forgot to mention that India hanged some of the surviving terrorists. Mustn't interfere with the narrative that civilized nations don't have a death penalty, and use it.

See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)

49 I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

50 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

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SWALLOWSWELL IS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (+y/Ru)

51 >>>But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)
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Yes, one of the first on his list, please.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:55 PM (AfYvi)

52 Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years cumulative tenure.

IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years

Military personal excluded; elected persons included.

Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (TN1P5)

53 along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls

A leaner still counts for two points though, doesn't it?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (LAt9N)

54 Sock off
And a Happy and Blessed Easter to one and all!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (8AONa)

55 39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)


I like your idea. How about, instead of a strikeout, when the pitcher receives the ball it is then immediately in play, and he can deliver it at any time, regardless of where the hitter is, or what he's doing?

And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

56
There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:58 PM (LsBY9)

57 And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

They'd just start adjusting their cup.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ykq7q)

58 Mike Hargrove would be considered timely, maybe even impatient, given the state of today's game

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (8AONa)

59 They once called Mike Hargrove "The Human Rain Delay". Now it's normal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (LsBY9)

60 There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
------
Hey, I work for the state government and I resemble 2 of the 3.....///

Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)

61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

of course some Fing judge would likely declare it unconstitutional...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)

62 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (+y/Ru)

63 Recommend Hotel Mumbai about the 2008 terrorist attack. Works as a taut thriller, with a political subtext.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (1UZdv)

64
Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the
consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and
maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives
for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.


It would seem that by censoring conservative members, they're being harmed by denying their Constitutional right to free speech, particularly since they're silencing political speech.
Then there's the issue of privacy. Users of their services have no voice and are not represented in their TOS. Funny how the right to privacy allows a woman to kill her child, but that right doesn't somehow apply to personal information despite the Fourth Amendment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (HaL55)

65 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but SpaceX suffered a serious anomaly Saturday afternoon during a test of the Crew Dragon capsule.

This was the same capsule that flew unmanned to the ISS in March. It was being prepared for another test flight which would have fired the abort engines after a launch. If that flight had been successful, there would have been a crewed flight later this summer, the first from American soil since 2011.

In yesterday's ground test, the capsule was destroyed. If a crew had been on board they would have been killed instantly. This is not something you want in a system that's designed to save astronauts' lives in an emergency.

So this is a major setback and it will probably take months to find the cause and redesign components if necessary. There's little chance of a crewed flight this year.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (sdi6R)

66 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER
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WOW, Ben actual put out a good one!!!

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:01 PM (UUBmN)

67 "Those people who died today is someone's someone."

This is lovely:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3lu7lp6

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 01:02 PM (5AuVV)

68 Speaking of government work, VDH interview on the Mueller report:

We live in times that all reason has been abandoned.
...

The first chapter of the second half of this is the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens
...

...[Mueller] set a precedent that people who had committed real crimes (Clapper, Comey) will have to be treated equitably. .
...

inadvertently as we watched twenty two months of Mueller what we were really watching and we didn't know it at the time ... that they were building a case for their own indictments by their behavior... they didn't understand what they were doing but that's what hubris and nemesis are all about.
_Victor Davis Hanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn9q7JEscqY

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (AfYvi)

69 Platforms like FB got protections from all sorts of liabilities. They should be treated like common carriers with strict rules on how they use personal information.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (1UZdv)

70 And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)


That's exactly what it is.

When I played competitively I hated guys who would spend five minutes going through an elaborate ritual, stretching everything, loosening up, rearranging their helmet, their nuts, and everything else while I stood on the rubber, until finally they dug in, looked out at me, and were ready to go. You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

At that point, I'd step off the rubber, turn around, take off my glove, and proceed to rub up the ball at considerable length.

See? I can make you wait too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:04 PM (AQVpU)

71 We scored ringer as 3 points, shoe within one horseshoe span of the stake is 1 point, no distinction for a leaner. Team closest to the stake gets points, if both your shoes are closer than the opponent's, both of your shoes score. Ringers by both teams cancel each other out. Last team to score tosses first (both shoes) on the next turn. Game to 21. If you hit Grandpa on the shin you are banished from the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (m45I2)

72
Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be
executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years
cumulative tenure.



IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years



Military personal excluded; elected persons included.



Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either


Here's another idea: each and every law, rule, or regulation automatically expires after 5 years with no exceptions. None.

I think that would make a really good Constitutional amendment. Government needs limits. To paraphrase TFG, after a while you've made enough laws.

How much government is enough?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (HaL55)

73
Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)


Doing six weeks hard. Gave up both my music and the Horde for Lent. Problem is that my social interactions drop to near zero at that point.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (LsBY9)

74 Cathy Newman: "So what you're saying is that Standard Oil along with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon are really not bad monopolies are in fact the good guys."

Posted by: Sapwolf at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (PRyLN)

75 I dream of term limits, not sure how it should be...Senators get 6 years, congress critters get 2 years. Does that mean congress members get 3 terms.(God, I hope not) Here in this state, they play musical chairs, probably happen on the federal level also.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:07 PM (0o7Kx)

76 61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)


It's even worse than that. When one of the scum is about to be termed he proposes a sweetheart bill for, e.g., some union or something. It of course passes (since all of the other scum know that they'll eventually be in the same boat), at which point scum #1 leaves office to go to a cushy gig with ... you guessed it ... the same union or other organization.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (AQVpU)

77 Hmmm

Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS

It wasn't just Hillary that paid for the pee pee fantasy, it was Obama

And when you think about it, why would Hillary peddle trash about insulting Omaha?

But, the thin-skinned jug eared fuck damn sure would have fallen for that bullshit

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (TN1P5)

78
You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)

79 Bottom line: term limits do NOT work.

Much better for the scum to find out on election night that they're out of a job, so they don't have time to feather their nests.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (AQVpU)

80 Not sure I understand VDH's points (some of them) as summarized, was planning to skim the interview so I'm sure it will be clear.


Important that prosecution of the perps be done in as routine a manner possible. USATs like Huber, IGs providing info and referrals. The "system" has to show it has some baseline integrity. Only way to any *possible* restoration of confidence. "Special counsels" and the like are just formal expressions of surrender.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (QDnY+)

81 Bob Gibson would have drilled them.


********


Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (m45I2)

82 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.

Also, special bonus noggin' bomb, if you ever come across someone decrying meat because of the greenhouse gasses, tell them, "You are so right. Thank goodness we slaughtered the buffalo before they ended the world."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

83 State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)

84 Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)


I never drilled anyone for that (for other things, yes, I low-bridged those in need of it).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (AQVpU)

85 And I never saw Grandpa step out of the box to adjust his cup while playing horseshoes.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (m45I2)

86 Gaetz: They're not off the hook. Another Little nugget the IG is looking at is the corruption between the FBI and the media. We will be seeing it before we see the IG Report on how this fraudulent investigation got started.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (BqBId)

87 video challenges in baseball are not stupid. i think they increase interest in the game, especially as instant replay both on tv and at the ball park allows each viewer to judge a call.

what they should do is cut down the ads by placing them in a box during play, like they do with soccer. by eliminating just one minute between halves of innings you could cut around 20 minutes off a game (2 x 9= 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (Pg+x7)

88 Term limits don't work. (how this is still a secret is astonishing)


All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.


No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.


But there are still shadowy evil billionaires for the medieval villagers to blame, so no need to panic.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

89
Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.
Posted by: Muldoon

Or old timey lawn jarts

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LAt9N)

90 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

91 1 8.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

92
State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)


Hey, those potholes ain't gonna create themselves!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LsBY9)

93 Hadrian,
Glad to have you back. Was wondering if something happened. I'm not around as much as I used to be myself so I miss announcements...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (UUBmN)

94
It's really too bad that we don't use elections as term limits. We have that opportunity to expel them all the time, but never seem to want to use it.

Of course, having a lying media arm that actively prevents the voting public from actually knowing about what our elected reps are doing doesn't help either.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (HaL55)

95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base. Oh and fuck the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)

96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)

97
So were the Sri Lanka bombings the work of the Religion of Peace, or the Other Religion of Peace, or the Additional Other Religion of Peace?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (t5m5e)

98 All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.

No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)


This.

There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)

99 Maybe we should have term limits on voters

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:16 PM (Y+V3r)

100 Maybe hitters can be given a choice of adjusting helmet, batting gloves or nuts. One of them but no more.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (JgA4k)

101
Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS



While he was in office?


While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies?


Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

102
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

But you're not the only one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (HaL55)

103 G-D. The yankee line up looks like a college game

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (Y+V3r)

104 98
There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)


Also an electorate that's actually educated in civics and the American form of government, rather than Communist propaganda.

I can dream too.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

105 Tax on all land-line phone bills to finance Spanish-American War bonds ended not THAT long ago. Hard to beat that one.


Oh - and to tie two themes together here.


When the bridge from San Diego to Coronado was built, the plan was to collect tolls until the bridge, and a trust fund to maintain it, were funded. This happy state arrived, after decades.


But some (I think the Coronado city council) wanted to keep collecting tolls (surprise!!!). The voters had other ideas, and the toll collection stopped. No term limits, no special commissions, no special arrangements, no shadowy evil billionaires pulling imaginary strings. Just citizens taking responsibility for their own situation.


They have never removed the toll booths - one just drives through. Obviously, people in Coronado did not go far enough. Ripping out that infrastructure is obviously something they should do to prevent revanchism.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:20 PM (QDnY+)

106 If the voters can elect Nixon, Bush II, and Trump against a tsunami of misinformation, lies, distortion, and slander - then voters are capable of doing what's needed.


If they don't, it's on them.






Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:22 PM (QDnY+)

107 See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)
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tell us about it.

Posted by: Battan Death March Survivors at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (ER1jH)

108 If only those savages who carry out those muzzie terror attacks had jobs.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (Z+IKu)

109 96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)


Sorry, got to respectfully disagree. Every mound is a bit different. Even the same mound on different days is a bit different, owing to the guys who've been pitching from it. To hit your spots consistently you have to release the ball in an area about the size of 50 cent piece (I've read).

To do that, you've got to find your landing spot. There's nothing worse than having another pitcher dig a hole that's about six inches closer to the rubber than your stride, which means that you land on the uphill side, and before you're ready to deliver the ball. That's a great way to uncork a pitch that hits the screen. (Think of getting out of register with steps, so that you land kind of half on and half off the tread.)

That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:25 PM (AQVpU)

110 49
I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

+++I am also making deviled eggs. And cinnamon rolls, which are taking for ding-dong ever.
Yahoo is done with the bombings in Sri Lanka, if they ever covered it to begin with. They are very interested in Merkle's (?) Easter gathering with the other royals.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (aWjrD)

111
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)
---
come with us, Senor.

Posted by: ICE at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (ER1jH)

112 103 nevergiveup:

isn't that something? it's like their entire starting lineup is on the dl.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

113 The points all revolve around the Mueller investigation and how unwittingly they opened the door to their own prosecution.


Hanson is always reserved in his writing and speech it is shocking the references he plainly makes:
"We live in times that all reason has been abandoned." Well, yeah, but then later -

"the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens..."


This isn't Shep standing on a bridge in NO this is the reserved professor who knows of the rise and fall of nations.


Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AfYvi)

114 Happy Easter, horde! Christ has risen, truly He has risen!

What an incredibly gorgeous Easter Day we are having, after the truly awful winter. Since I missed the chess thread yesterday I'd like to report I wore a modest navy blue and white boucle sheath with navy suede pumps to Mass, and I'm changing into a saucier bell-sleeved floral with black shooties for fancy hotel brunch. What a fun day this is!!I

Yay for Easter!

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (XoAz8)

115 95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)


Shifting is a fad. We played the game for a century with only a few guys getting the shift (Ted Williams, I think), and now everybody shifts all over the place for every banjo hitter.

Shifting, like the 100 pitch horseshit, and newfound inability to bunt, constitutes proof positive that baseball guys are stupid sheep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AQVpU)

116 That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



*********


Hey, I'm just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

117
If they don't, it's on them.

Don't discount the Giant Progressive Election Machine. Its main function is to lie to the voters and prop up candidates. David Axelrod was extremely proud of the way he was able to fabricate support for TFG through the use of false grassroots support he called "astroturf." He made it appear that TFG was a lot more popular than he really was.
We now have the Justice Democrats as another manifestation of the GPEM. They managed to install AOC, and the muzzie twins in Congress. Their aim is to infest congress with their psycho Prog puppets and they're not hiding what they want to do.


They need to be stopped. We have to #PurgeProgressivismBAMN while we can or we will live to regret it. All those anti-American assholes in both parties need to go immediately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (HaL55)

118 just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

Wanna bet

Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)

119 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

Excellent point! I am going to use that little nugget when I go to protest the Earth in the Lurch Day.

Thanks Devourer!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (Z+IKu)

120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)

121 wanna see some turnover in Congress?

eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)

122 Um, why is Kit-Kat using "Work It," by Missy Elliot for their ads?

Not only is it really raunchy and inappropriate for a family friendly product, but it's also... very weird and confusing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (5aX2M)

123 I more interested in the lunch angle.

Oh, it's going on the table. Seeya.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (UdKB7)

124 Couple of Americans died in Sir Lanka. Unfortunately not named waters Schiff or nadler

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (Y+V3r)

125 <<<eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)

127 eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.
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Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

128 The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (QDnY+)

129 Arrrrrrrgh.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Piss on the ashes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

130 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen every four years. For each other.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (m45I2)

131 It's almost as if people could run on a platform of enforcing the various changes we see discussed here (pensions, insider-trading, etc). Voters could endorse this with their votes, and if enough did so, all these changes would occur. Absent this, little of it will likely occur (some things do happen shy of incumbents being dumped - through public outrage and pressure).


So, we're back to the voters.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:41 PM (QDnY+)

132 125

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

Eliminate the privileges of their self-created aristocracy and you won't have these entitled, greedy, sociopathic fucks all climbing over each other to get into office. The question is, of course, how to accomplish this.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (NWiLs)

133 120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)


Definitely.

The bunting thing drives me wild. Players are taught to hold the bat at a 45 degree angle, oftentimes with their hands way too far up the bat. Then they lunge spasmodically at the ball like someone just goosed them.

So lessee here. Coaches want pitchers to throw curve balls with "two plane" movement because the hitter has to judge both vertical and horizontal aspects of the trajectory. The same geniuses then teach players to hold the bat at 45 degrees for a bunt. Now doesn't that pretty much have the same effect as two plane movement? The would-be bunter has reduced the operative area of the bat from about a foot (when held parallel to the ground) to about two inches.

As said above, more proof, if any were needed, that baseball guys generally are not very bright.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (AQVpU)

134
The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if
they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if
anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.


Let's start calling it ObamaGate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (HaL55)

135 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen


*********

Nadlrer could cover the outfield.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:43 PM (m45I2)

136
When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:44 PM (80Uh3)

137 Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)

138
It's sunny, dry, breezy and 75 degrees today in Brazoria County. Off to do battle with the lawn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (LsBY9)

139 When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?


*******

Call me!

Posted by: Ishmael at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (m45I2)

140
Let's start drafting politicians. Send them through a Civics Boot Camp where they're drilled on the Constitution and the principles of the Founders. Then put them up in dormitories in DC with a strict curfew of 10:00pm every night.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (HaL55)

141 126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)

142 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


Me too. Need to consult another agency? Video conference. Easy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (AQVpU)

143
Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)


You, sir, were a lot of fun back in your day, as were your teams, even though they gave my Tigers fits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (80Uh3)

144 Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

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They have already done this through the STOCK Act of 2012, and it applies to Congress, their staffs, family members, etc. As a practical matter, they could still do this via 3rd party trading, but insider trading laws would still apply.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (ffYR/)

145 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (0o7Kx)

146 Re Sri Lanka and suspending coverage "as night falls," I gather that that's because of the curfew that is now in place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (AQVpU)

147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman
Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services
Committee.
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Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.

Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)

148
Any iPhone users here know why mine keeps switching to the archived / off-line view of this page whenever I post here or refresh the page?

It's an iPhone setting problem and I have no idea how it got flipped.

ktnkxbi

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (80Uh3)

149 147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.
---
Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.
Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)


Could be worse. They could've put her on the House Intelligence Committee, but they don't have enough sense of humor to do that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:52 PM (AQVpU)

150 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:53 PM (m45I2)

151 Happy Easter!
This was always the fear with obamacare, that it would never go away. F Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (r+sAi)

152 Off topic, but yesterday someone mentioned a mattress search website. Every time I lie on the bed it triggers a sciatica attack. Thinking maybe its time for a new one. Biggest problem now on recovery from surgery.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (m9DnX)

153
The House Intelligence Committee: talk about an oxymoron...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:55 PM (HaL55)

154 >>>Maxine Waters ..., heading House Financial Services Committee.
--------------------------


Why, her husband owns a bank, she knows all about that stuff.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:57 PM (AfYvi)

155

Life beckons. BBL

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:58 PM (HaL55)

156 Joseph Flynn (General Flynn's brother) confirmed on Twitter that rosenstein specifically targeted Michael Flynn Jr via an expansion of the Special Counsel's purview, in order to force General Flynn to agree to a plea deal. John Dowd (PT's attorney) had nothing but disgust for rosenstein in his podcast w Byron York (earlier this month.) Easily understandable now. MF Jr. had a 4-month old baby, when rosenstein tightened the noose on the General.

Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (Brfdf)

157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

=====

Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

159 I assume Barr understands that a full investigation of the creation of, oversight of, and behavior of, the Special Counsel office in this matter is as important as any of the FISA abuse or other investigations. The scope memos must be made public. Rosie must justify the appointment of an SC under existing regulations (that will be fun to see).


From all outward appearances (and limited inside info) it's pretty clear Wray was about the last person in the US who should have been made FBI Director at this point in history.


Barr seems surprisingly good - but unfortunately the situation calls for nothing less than a Churchill. If he decides to sweep the likely scandal of the SC's very creation, and behavior, under the rug, it will greatly reduce the value of any other clean-up he manages.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (QDnY+)

160 #EasterSundayAttacksLKA

is in addition to

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (5AuVV)

161 157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

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How many Muslims actually live there? I thought that country was predominantly Buddhist (the Sinhala) and Hindu (the Tamil).

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:09 PM (o3+fQ)

162

What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 02:10 PM (aKsyK)

163 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


This has long been my position. Restrict each agency to less than X number of personnel (either numbers or a percentage) within 200 miles of DC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:11 PM (SgjGX)

164 158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

=====

Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

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Yep. The Sinhala aren't exactly nice to minorities. If they crack down, it won't be to defend Christians.

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (o3+fQ)

165 The Burmese had a problem with the Muslims being contrary to the common ethos.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (AfYvi)

166
I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)


My understanding is that a lot of financial companies have been moving operations elsewhere. NC seems to be popular.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (SgjGX)

167 What is meant by "pull a Burma?"
=====

Expel them from the country.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (MIKMs)

168 >>What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Something Reggie and I do on date night.

Posted by: Obama at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (2cuLk)

169
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 02:14 PM (KCxzN)

170 #156 Glad to see that about Rosenstein. It bothers me that some people have been defending him as 'secretly' working from Trump that I massively doubt. (And no one here I'd add.)

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 02:15 PM (Dh1wo)

171 Make the national legislature a part time job working from your own district. Pay them 25k and have the expectaion that they be available 10 hours a week for video legialative sessions. This would get the grifters out of congress and allow citizen legislators to do what the constitution proscribes. I think it's a great idea.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (flINI)

172 #srilanka

is busy, too. With tweets coming from outside Sri Lanka--only, I think.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (5AuVV)

173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

174 173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

We have Snoopy to thank for that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

175 Make the national legislature a part time job working from your own district. Pay them 25k and have the expectaion that they be available 10 hours a week for video legialative sessions. This would get the grifters out of congress and allow citizen legislators to do what the constitution proscribes. I think it's a great idea.
Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (flINI)


Catch 22.

The legislature would have to pass such a law. It isn't going to happen.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 21, 2019 02:20 PM (aS1PU)

176 Yep. The Sinhala aren't exactly nice to minorities. If they crack down, it won't be to defend Christians.
Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (o3+fQ)

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They've been cracking down on the Koranimals since last year. The Buddhists don't really have any beef with the Christians, and I doubt this will make them less mad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:20 PM (5aX2M)

177 "The building of the Tel Aviv municipality was lit tonight with a Sri Lanka flag in memory of the victims of the terrible terror attack."

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1120024417873137666

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:21 PM (5AuVV)

178 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

179
My
solution has always been to bove the US capitol to a central located
State like Kansas. May a circular are big enough for the execuive
off ice and congress and no bigger. Absolutely forbid any
habitation inside that circle so there are no voters or citizens. I
would exand the size of the Supreme Court to incluse one justice
frpom each State who arre apponted by each State in any manner they
see fit. And make the justice be subject to removal by the voters of
State by a simple majority vote of the appointing State or a national
election by a super majority of 63% or greater.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (mpXpK)

180 179 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

By choice, no less.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:23 PM (NWiLs)

181 Kurt.

Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)

182 Another active hashtag:

#EasterAttackSL

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (5AuVV)

183 Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)
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Rupprecht....

Posted by: Lawrence Jamieson at April 21, 2019 02:26 PM (IFKOp)

184
They've been cracking down on the Koranimals since last year. The
Buddhists don't really have any beef with the Christians, and I doubt
this will make them less mad.
=====

SriLanka also has a decent economy for the region and a good strategic location. Hmmmm, like Rakhine State.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (MIKMs)

185 I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

-------------------------

Trump actually did do this this morning, but fixed his tweet within a couple of hours. It was an obvious mistake, made before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday morning.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (9hJlZ)

186 179 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

It's a typo, AOC, and it was broadcast on PDT's Twitter account; then was deleted; and then a new tweet was written.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:28 PM (5AuVV)

187 AOC-->AOP

Another typo.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:28 PM (5AuVV)

188 Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS 

While he was in office? 

While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies? 

Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.
--

Federalist has it.
$700k in September of 2016 to Perkins Cole
Gee, why would Obama need to pay for ...?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 02:31 PM (TN1P5)

189 LIVE Breaking News @NewsBreaking
23s
BREAKING: Sri Lanka has cut citizen's access to social media sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp out of "fear that misinformation and hate speech could lead to more violence." - New York Times

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (BqBId)

190 Driving to Myanmar?

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (UdKB7)

191 Check the oil in you car

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:34 PM (UdKB7)

192 Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS

While he was in office?

While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies?

Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.
--

Federalist has it.
$700k in September of 2016 to Perkins Cole
Gee, why would Obama need to pay for ...?
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 02:31 PM (TN1P5)
******
Obama is up to his eyeballs in all of this

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (BqBId)

193 Sri Lankans best behave

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (UdKB7)

194 Lest they get a

Posted by: Burma Shave at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (UdKB7)

195 192 Driving to Myanmar?
Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (UdKB7)

parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:36 PM (5AuVV)

196
For those of you interested in a recent paper on the legislation about the Sherman Anti Trust act (Senator Sherman was brother to General Sherman and wanted to be president, and couldn't get the nod)

Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the Origins of the Sherman Act

Public Choice, Vol. 174, No. 3-4, 2018

35 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Patrick Newman

Florida Southern College

Date Written: December 28, 2017


Abstract

This paper argues that Senator John Sherman of Ohio was motivated to introduce an antitrust bill in late 1889 partly as a way of enacting revenge on his political rival, General and former Governor Russell Alger of Michigan, because Sherman believed that Alger personally had cost him the presidential nomination at the 1888 Republican national convention. When discussing his bill on the Senate floor and elsewhere, Sherman repeatedly brought up Alger's relationship, which in reality was rather tenuous, with the well-known Diamond Match Company. The point of mentioning Alger was to hurt Alger's future political career and his presidential aspirations in 1892. Sherman was able to pursue his revenge motive by combining it with the broader Republican goals of preserving high tariffs and attacking the trusts. As a result, this paper reinforces previous public choice literature arguing that the 1890 Sherman Act was not passed in the public interest, but instead advanced private interests.


https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyzs9xyo


(By the way, the fight by the Democrats against high tariffs in the late 1800's led to the introduction of the income tax as a way to kneecap the protectionist tariffs placed by the Republicans at the time.)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 02:36 PM (TN7xY)

197 Hello and Happy Easter!

Finished lunch and loaded the dishwasher. Now it's time for my nap.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 02:38 PM (PN4U+)

198 They must be worried. Hopefully the Sri Lankan government doesn't do a cover up like ours would.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:38 PM (5aX2M)

199 Cynical me says there will be at least one more attack by tomorrow, I think the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter Monday. Then on to Passover gatherings for the rest of the week.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:41 PM (MIKMs)

200 Gem, that sounds lovely. Few at my church dress up for Easter anymore. I sure didn't. Did see a little girl in Easter finery complete with pink bonnet, that was cute.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (rpZ5G)

201 182
Kurt.



Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)


Oh damn! Is Kurt out again?

Posted by: security at the Home at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (sy5kK)

202 Orthodox Easter Sunday 2019 is April 28th
Orthodox Easter Monday 2019 is April 29th

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:45 PM (5AuVV)

203 170 #156 Glad to see that about Rosenstein. It bothers me that some people have been defending him as 'secretly' working from Trump that I massively doubt. (And no one here I'd add.)
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 02:15 PM (Dh1wo)

Agree. Listening to someone who actually knows who and what rosenstein is, as John Dowd does, and then reading some of the delusional ppl on Twitter, as to the secret sleuth rosenstein being a good guy, is like night and day. And, since Dowd lived it, first-hand as PT's attorney through this debacle, I'd place my bets with him for an accurate portrayal.

Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 02:49 PM (Brfdf)

204 Well, finished the lunch angle. Now commencing with the post-lunch angle.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 02:54 PM (UdKB7)

205
"The Federal workers number about 2 million now so down about 1/4 million from Regans peak

This decrease occurred even though the population increased by 1/3 since Reagan

Posted by: Kurt"

Thanks to huge advances in technology/computers the Federal govt. is able to be intrusive, overbearing, bureaucratic and worthless with far less workers.

Posted by: Ripley at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

206 I am not so sure Fox news is any better than MSNBC. Just heard that hundreds of millions of Americans were exposed to RUSSIAN ads in twitter before the election (or something just as BS).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (1g7ch)

207 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

208 211 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.
Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

Well, duh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:56 PM (NWiLs)

209 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:47 PM (/paEW)
---
ah yes....

forgotten, but not gone.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 PM (ER1jH)

210 Here's a *little* humor, maybe, from a centrist imam:

@theresa_may
The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling. . . .

@imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

211 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

212 215 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

Peter Falk hardest hit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 03:01 PM (NWiLs)

213 215 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

yikes and yay

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:01 PM (5AuVV)

214 Joseph Flynn (General Flynn's brother) confirmed on Twitter that rosenstein specifically targeted Michael Flynn Jr via an expansion of the Special Counsel's purview, in order to force General Flynn to agree to a plea deal. John Dowd (PT's attorney) had nothing but disgust for rosenstein in his podcast w Byron York (earlier this month.) Easily understandable now. MF Jr. had a 4-month old baby, when rosenstein tightened the noose on the General.
Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (Brfdf)


It is odd that the Mueller probe officially opened to investigate Russian interference in the election, then moved to Team Trump collusion with Russia, then moved to specifically named individuals, and then moved onto PDT personally obstructing justice... all the while suggesting a ever broadening scope when in reality it was narrowed to officially channel Mueller from even glancing at origen of the story and keeping him away from the Obama and Hillary camps as they became publicly exposed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:02 PM (1g7ch)

215 Heh. Love the MUMR autocorrects.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:04 PM (PXJBj)

216 The Forest Service is headquartered in San Francisco. They recently tried to move it to Vancouver WA. There is a building here that they wanted to renovate. But Nancy stopped it. We have to pay a housing allowance to employees working there, because of the high cost of rentals.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 21, 2019 03:06 PM (Lqy/e)

217 Pete Buttgiggle reminds me of Rick Gomez, who played George Luz in Band of Brothers.

No disrespect to Mr. Gomez, whom I like.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:06 PM (PXJBj)

218 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

219 I think rosy's been playing both sides all along, waiting to see which side is gonna come out on top. Now that it looks like Trump might win, he'll be back on Team Trump all the way.
He's been the ultimate double agent - that's why it's been so hard to figure him out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (V2Yro)

220 Just saw a flock of terns fly overhead, squeaking noisily.


Guess I'm in full-on ADD mode right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (PXJBj)

221 Trump actually did do this this morning, but fixed his tweet within a couple of hours. It was an obvious mistake, made before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday morning.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (9hJlZ)

Yeah, but i don't count typos. Diseased troll would have us believe Trump believed that number.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:08 PM (TfwlC)

222 Phoenix Arizona wants to lower the city speed limit to 15 mph. Wall/blindfold time is getting closer and closer.

Posted by: Anchovy at April 21, 2019 03:08 PM (B3kya)

223 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

This is a *types* *deletes* development.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 03:09 PM (NWiLs)

224 LIVE Breaking News @NewsBreaking
23s
BREAKING: Sri Lanka has cut citizen's access to social media sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp out of "fear that misinformation and hate speech could lead to more violence." - New York Times
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (BqBId)

Cucking out? How very, very white of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:09 PM (TfwlC)

225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

226 SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV

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Yep.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5aX2M)

227 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

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Yeah whenever libs are saying something about "both sides" you know they have been caught red-handed.

Posted by: ... at April 21, 2019 03:11 PM (uEbPt)

228 232 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

Let's hope it's not St. Louis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 03:11 PM (V2Yro)

229 @imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

I wonder if that "imamofpeace" is legit, or just a troll?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:12 PM (TfwlC)

230
Orthodox Easter Sunday 2019 is April 28th

Orthodox Easter Monday 2019 is April 29th
=====

Thank you. I was kind of worried about that and not sure when.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 03:13 PM (MIKMs)

231 And I don't think the atrocity in Colombo is payback for New Zealand, either. Too big of an op; and not enough time to set it up from scratch.

But the cuck media will certainly try to spin it as that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:16 PM (TfwlC)

232 236 @imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

I wonder if that "imamofpeace" is legit, or just a troll?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:12 PM (TfwlC)

Here's his twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace

and here's his website:

https://imamtawhidi.com

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:18 PM (5AuVV)

233 Here's his twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace

and here's his website:

https://imamtawhidi.com
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:18 PM (5AuVV)

Which raises the question: if he is legitimately a reformer, why haven't the extremists tried to take him out? Could it be that they find him to be a useful tool for lulling the infidels into submission?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:21 PM (TfwlC)

234 Which raises the question: if he is legitimately a reformer, why haven't the extremists tried to take him out? Could it be that they find him to be a useful tool for lulling the infidels into submission?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:21 PM (

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If he's legit, there probably half a dozen death warrants for him, and he rolls high-security.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (5aX2M)

235 234 smilie' jack:

i recommended that wsj interview of brian lamb here the other day. he's retiring. a decent guy who's done good in the world with the founding and direction of c-span. i suggested one of you guys get a petition going to have lamb receive the medal of freedom. he actually deserves it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (Pg+x7)

236 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:25 PM (l5Hsl)

237 241 If he's legit, there probably half a dozen death warrants for him, and he rolls high-security.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (5aX2M)

He addresses those topics here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6crp5as

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5AuVV)

238 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019

-------

Media won't report that, but yes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5aX2M)

239 http://bit.ly/2W0QQVY
*******
The Mueller report concludes it was not needed | TheHill

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 03:29 PM (BqBId)

240 What's up in Sri Lanka?

-------

To recap, Islamic terrorists attacked churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing 207. A bombing at the airport was thwarted. Unlike here, an actual backlash could occur, and the government is reportedly restricting access to social media and curfewing reporters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:34 PM (5aX2M)

241 Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019

-------

Media won't report that, but yes.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5aX2M)

Saw a Reuter's "report," basically a jumble of gibberish, that pinned the blame on radical Buddhists, somehow. Had to go elsewhere. One of the UK papers carefully avoided that part in their reporting. Jihad Watch already had several reports showing who did it.

We may never know (tm).

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:35 PM (PXJBj)

242 After scrolling through four pages of CBS/Reuter's/BBC etc on my search engine, I finally found some credible info.

Attacks being attributed to National Thowheed Jama'ath of Sri Lanka. (Muzzie organization).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (l5Hsl)

243 Accidents at hotels and other tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

-AP, probably.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (gC2IV)

244 We may never know (tm).
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:35 PM (PXJBj)

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Every Western media report I've seen so far has redacted any mention of the known bombers and suspects, but highlights year old Buddhist attacks on Muslims.

They're completely worthless.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (5aX2M)

245 10 days ago the sri lanka police chief warned of bombings from a islamic group.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:39 PM (Pg+x7)

246 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:34 PM (5aX2M)


...


Thanks, been in church or with family all day. Haven't had a chance to check the news.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:39 PM (l5Hsl)

247

Heard some guy on npr a couple years ago claim that the violence in Sri Lanka is not Islamic but "separatist."
He also claimed that most violence across the world is also "separatist" violence and not Islamic in nature.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 03:40 PM (aKsyK)

248 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 03:40 PM (aKsyK)

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The horrible war they had years ago was against Tamil supremacists. They didn't want separatism. They wanted Sri Lanka. Guy's an idiot. But it wasn't Islamic. This is.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:42 PM (5aX2M)

249 I worked in, for or with government at all levels for about 20 years. I rarely saw anything work as intended.

I helped develop a computer system for the state of California that was already 10 years outdated and was at least several years until delivery.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 03:43 PM (EZebt)

250 Infogalactic is one of my go-to sites for news. They add funny asides, even as they deliver legit news links.

For example: Notre Dame bees survive Blaze.
(subtext) vow revenge on Nicolas Cage

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:44 PM (PXJBj)

251 the tell with the MFM that an attack was by Moose Slimes is that they refuse to name or otherwise describe the attackers.

the SL govt is doing the same thing.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (ER1jH)

252 It's too late for separatist apologists.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (AfYvi)

253 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:25 PM (l5Hsl)


10% aka Critical Mass

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (1g7ch)

254 Didja hear the one about a comedian elected President of Ukraine?

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (sdi6R)

255 250. That's not wrong.,. The muz want to permanently separate our souls from our earthly bodies.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (ZHnL2)

256 10% aka Critical Mass

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (1g7ch)

....

What are we at?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:50 PM (cFNuH)

257 That's not wrong.,. The muz want to permanently separate our souls from our earthly bodies.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (ZHnL2)

.....

I've heard they like to separate your head from your body as well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:51 PM (cFNuH)

258 Bing/Pew research says 1% or 3.3 million.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:52 PM (AfYvi)

259 Bing/Pew research says 1% or 3.3 million.

...


Seems like more.

I see women with those towels on their head at least once a day now and I'm in hick ass Tennessee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:54 PM (cFNuH)

260 I see women with those towels on their head at least once a day now and I'm in hick ass Tennessee.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:54 PM (cFNuH

Same here. Why would Fort Collins, Colorado need a mosque? And which came first? the mosque or the muslims?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:57 PM (PXJBj)

261 Live in 150k blue collar twn - has 0 mosques.
No headjobs.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:57 PM (AfYvi)

262 Gates of Vienna, years ago, ran several article on Muslims in TN. Owned a lot of land, armed guards at drive entrances.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 04:00 PM (AfYvi)

263 225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

I'm not seeing current news of a mosque attack in Sri Lanka. Could you post a link, please?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:02 PM (5AuVV)

264 This should probably go on next week's pet thread, but ... next week, and old-phart memory.

Cat lovers, do a quick search on St. Gertrude of Nivalles!

Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:03 PM (h5bIF)

265 My cousin almost got roped in by a missionary for allah. She married a guy, he converted to muzzie, then she dumped him. My cousin was her next target but he said 'fuck no I'm not getting married in a mosque.' She was Egyptian.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 04:04 PM (RL/ur)

266 nood food

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:05 PM (5AuVV)

267 NivElles. ::sigh::

Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:16 PM (h5bIF)

268 267 NivElles. ::sigh::
Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:16 PM (h5bIF)

Google corrects it!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:18 PM (5AuVV)

269 I just looked at last night's ONT and cracked up over the Easter basket photo.

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:34 PM (NMAzL)

270 Smelly socks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 04:35 PM (+y/Ru)

271 263 225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

I'm not seeing current news of a mosque attack in Sri Lanka. Could you post a link, please?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:02 PM (5AuVV)

Here's a link for it:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yx9k7gq3

Full report:

10.30 pm A petrol bomb attack on a mosque and arson attacks on two shops owned by Muslims are reported in two different parts of the country, police said.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:36 PM (5AuVV)

272 235
i recommended that wsj interview of brian lamb here the other day. he's retiring. a decent guy who's done good in the world with the founding and direction of c-span. i suggested one of you guys get a petition going to have lamb receive the medal of freedom. he actually deserves it.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (Pg+x7)

Yes. I mentioned Lamb's comment "they are all lying in DC" because Lamb seems a genuinely decent man. The "lying" comment comes from observation rather than cynicism.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 04:58 PM (yDxHh)

273 Oh crap. I usually post from my other laptop and forgot about the Schrute sock. Off with you!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:00 PM (NMAzL)

274 What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable knowledge regarding unexpected feelings.

Posted by: minecraft at April 21, 2019 05:06 PM (ul+HK)

275 On democracy now glen greenbelt debates david cay johnson on who committed more treason trump with russia or clinton with the ukraine. excellent. You can watch it on democratic underground right now.

Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 05:28 PM (X/yaD)

276 Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
#BREAKING on @OANN: The State Department is set to announce on Monday that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions, marking an escalation of the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 06:09 PM (BqBId)

277 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
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How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 06:37 PM (BqBId)

278 hello test &&& and again.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 21, 2019 06:46 PM (jrTqB)

279 Gem, that sounds lovely. Few at my church dress up for Easter anymore. I sure didn't. Did see a little girl in Easter finery complete with pink bonnet, that was cute.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (rpZ5G)


oh, adorbs on the little girl! So many people dressed up! Men in jackets. little girls and boys in dressed up. Made me happy I made an effort (which, honestly, I don't do.).

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 06:49 PM (XoAz8)

280 Nothing comes closer to eternal life than a government department.

Posted by: Constantine XI at April 21, 2019 07:13 PM (yiAMj)

281 https://washex.am/2DpRi8X
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Bob Woodward: Steele dossier appeared in draft of US intel assessment on Russian meddling at Brennan's directive.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 07:37 PM (BqBId)

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