Her Majesty? [KT]

Ship-in-the-Bay.jpg

San Francisco Waterfront, 1851

Time for an Empress? Or Something?

Well, yesterday we learned that Hillary Clinton believes that Donald Trump plans to stay in office forever, that she has secret information that Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein are Russian assets and that ten year olds are responsible for her election loss. For some reason, after I learned all this, Emperor Norton, who reigned for 20 years in San Francisco, popped into my head.

At age 41, three years after losing everything, Norton christened himself Emperor of the United States. When France's Napoleon III invaded Mexico in 1861, Norton added "Protector of Mexico" to his imperial title.

It's been about three years since Hillary lost the Big One. Is it time for a novel new occupation for her?

Emperor Norton's life history at the link above is interesting. The NPR-type progressive posturing is a little annoying, but perhaps Norton IS the ideal symbol of San Francisco in some ways.

Not much is known about Emperor Norton's early life, according to John Lumea, president of the Emperor's Bridge Campaign, which focuses on researching Norton's life and sharing it with the public.

Here's what we do know.

Emperor Norton was born Joshua Abraham Norton in 1818 to Jewish parents in present-day London. At age 2, he moved with his parents to South Africa, where his dad set up a successful ship supplies business.

After some reversals in fortune and after becoming Emperor by simply publishing a declaration in a newspaper, Norton lived an active life in San Francisco:

For lunch, Norton could go to almost any tavern in town and for the price of a drink, no more than 25 cents, get access to a full lunch spread of salmon, roast beef, tomatoes and more.

"He really makes himself part of the life of the city," Lumea says. "He goes to political meetings. He goes to the theater. He goes to the saloons. He makes himself a public presence. He's in the streets."

Could Hillary find a little waterfront somewhere to live a life kind of like this? Maybe with an ankle monitor? The local police could be ordered to salute her when she passed. Perhaps the mayor could order that people call her "your majesty" (or another preferred pronoun), on pain of a large fine. Preferred pronouns are important.

Emperor Norton sometimes sounded more rational than Hillary sounded yesterday. Not always, though.

Many of the "decrees" attributed to Norton I were fakes; written in jest by newspaper editors at the time for amusement, or for political purposes.

Fake news is not new!

Those "decrees" listed here were, we believe, actually issued by Norton.

A few of Norton's decrees:


  • July 16, 1860 - Decree from Norton I dissolved the United States of America.

  • October 1, 1860 - Decree from Norton I barred Congress from meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • August 12. 1869 - Decree from Norton I dissolved and abolished the Democratic and Republican parties because of party strife now existing within

  • December 16, 1869 - Decree by Norton I demanded that Sacramento clean its muddy streets and place gaslights on streets leading to the capitol.

  • March 23, 1872 - Decree by Norton I that a suspension bridge be built as soon as convenient between Oakland Point and Goat Island, and then on to San Francisco.

Best update on Hillary's interview yesterday?

This made the sidebar, too. Can you find a better one?

Evan McMullin believes Hillary. Tulsi Gabbard is working with the Russians.

Light Weekend Reading and Viewing

A few links I have saved from Powerline:

Punctuation

Scott Johnson was prompted to study punctuation when he read, for fun, an essay by Montaigne and learned that the original didn't even have paragraph separations. Here is the secret history of the exclamation point. And part 2.

Seems appropriate to the times. I think some people in Montaigne's day must have had powers of concentration superior to ours. The long sentences common in the 19th century can sometimes be a challenge to me. What would I do without paragraphs?

Climate

A 12-minute video by Tony Heller on junk climate science.

Steven Hayward's Green Weenies from the end of September. Heh.

Steven Hayward also reports that The Economist published a surprisingly good piece on the limitations of computer climate modeling.

Music

Libertango. Improvisation.

We have seen one of these sisters playing before. The other was turning pages.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Yes! this is the Thread before the Gardening Thread!

Serving your mid-day open thread needs!


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1 That guy that invented the wheel. Did we get him drug tested? The "fire" guy too.

Posted by: klaftern at October 19, 2019 11:31 AM (RuIsu)

2 Vote Clinton/Norton 2020......Because 2 crazies are better than one!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 19, 2019 11:31 AM (Z+IKu)

3 If you think Trump will win 40+ states, get some bloodwork done.

It's going to be close, either way.

Posted by: Wut at October 19, 2019 11:33 AM (keBn8)

4 Your Majesty, I present your midmorning liter of Seagram's.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:33 AM (cMzzD)

5 "Time for an Empress? Or Something?"

Don't we already have one of those? She's the one with the emus.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 19, 2019 11:35 AM (M9XOx)

6 >>It's going to be close, either way.

No it won't be.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 19, 2019 11:35 AM (ZLI7S)

7 Servants! Lunchtime approaches! Prepare the Imperial Sponge Bath!

Yes, Your Worship, we've removed all their belts and shoelaces after last week. We're also adding Prozac to their food.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:35 AM (cMzzD)

8 Could Hillary find a little waterfront somewhere to live a life kind of like this? Maybe with an ankle monitor? The local police could be ordered to salute her when she passed. Perhaps the mayor could order that people call her "your majesty" (or another preferred pronoun), on pain of a large fine. Preferred pronouns are important.

What's going on in Elba these days?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (jp0Bv)

9 "Armenia Georgia Line" would be easier to pronounce.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (NH9pa)

10 Even though I'm deeply upset about Trump's coarse language, don't bother me making a casual reference to lynching Democrats.

That's
totally different because while tweets are literally a hate crime, it's
common for committed Republicans like ourselves to may references to
hanging our political opponents like you-know-who.

I can say that here because we're sophisticated people, who don't use schoolyard taunts or anything.

I'd love to stick around, but as part of our continuing education my fire team is reading Kafka in the original German.

Posted by: Concerned Rock-Solid GOP Veteran at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (cfSRQ)

11 1 That guy that invented the wheel. Did we get him drug tested? The "fire" guy too.
Posted by: klaftern at October 19, 2019 11:31 AM (RuIsu)

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Them Greek homos stole the wheel from the black Africans.

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (ZYB2s)

12 3 If you think Trump will win 40+ states, get some bloodwork done.

It's going to be close, either way.
Posted by: Wut at October 19, 2019 11:33 AM (keBn

I don't think he'll clear 40, but I don't think he'll lose much if any ground, and will probably add 1-3 "surprise" states.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (ySTzA)

13 It is time for Hillary! to answer for her crimes.

Posted by: Zombie Emperor OrangeNorton at October 19, 2019 11:37 AM (EgshT)

14 What's going on in Elba these days?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (jp0Bv)

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Evil was I, ere I saw Elba.

*hic*

HUMA MOAR GIN!!!

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at October 19, 2019 11:38 AM (ZYB2s)

15 The ducks are like fuck it. It's raining. It's cold. I aint flying.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 19, 2019 11:38 AM (5Ezu/)

16 Oh, almost forgot to ritually denounce David French and Bill Kristol who I of course hate as traitors, even though I'm making the same arguments.

The difference is that I totally support Trump, I just want him to act weaker and do what the Swamp says.

Posted by: Concerned Rock-Solid GOP Veteran at October 19, 2019 11:38 AM (cfSRQ)

17 It's going to be an early night.

Posted by: Zombie Emperor OrangeNorton at October 19, 2019 11:39 AM (EgshT)

18
I don't think he'll clear 40, but I don't think he'll lose much if any ground, and will probably add 1-3 "surprise" states.

..

Based on the 16 results, he could conceivably flip NV, NH, ME and MN.

But he also won states by a razor thin margin.

To be consistent we must also say they could flip.

Posted by: Wut at October 19, 2019 11:39 AM (keBn8)

19 I don't think he'll clear 40, but I don't think he'll lose much if any ground, and will probably add 1-3 "surprise" states.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (ySTzA)

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The Dems and Soros will do everything they can to bring the U.S. economy to its knees before the election.

Also, they have Kamala advising them. On being on its knees, I mean.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:40 AM (ZYB2s)

20 Does "Her Majesty" refer to Hillary Clinton or the Queen of Diamonds from Hawaii?

Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:40 AM (NH9pa)

21 I have no idea how close the elections will be. I don't talk to pollsters, if I did I think I'd lie if it was a media/D poll. I would not want them to know how much cheating they needed to do.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (cDw3P)

22 You know who scares me in the Election? Al Gore. If he jumped in, he could combine all the brain washed Greta von Greenbritchez wannabees, all the Never Trumpers and pull a ton of Democrats with the chance to vote against Trump and to set the 2000 Election right in their eyes. He's got less of the Marxist stank of today's candidates while being oh so swampy for the money people.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (jp0Bv)

23 The Tri-Delts stole the wheel from Kappa Alpha Psi?

Posted by: klaftern at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (RuIsu)

24 "Armenia Georgia Line" would be easier to pronounce.
Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:36 AM (NH9pa)

(thick accent)

"I laid my head on ze vailroad tvack, vaitink on ze old A and G,

But ze goddam tvain it yumped ze tvack, poor, poor pitiful me.."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (QugKX)

25 Last time I heard that clip of Hillary accusing Tulsi of being an asset, it just happened to be followed by the ad for the Parkinson's meds that talks about the hallucinations some Parkinson patients suffer. Made me remember all the talk about her having Parkinsons. But then I remembered her Vast Right Wing Conspiracy rantings several years ago. The woman has been nutz for a long time. Thank G-d Jill Stein kept her out of the Oval Office.

Posted by: itsacookbook at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (yPxXc)

26 Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (jp0Bv)

He's also old, fat, white and primarily remembered today for 1) losing, 2) being ruthlessly skinned by South Park in the ManBearPig episode and 3) not actually inventing the internet.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (cMzzD)

27 Hillary's brain has some open threads.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (RqQOX)

28 On the whole Syria kerfuffle. I have the impression that PDT knew the Turks were going to come in regardless of anything that he could have said or done. If he had left the 50 soldiers there and they were attacked by Turkish forces, the outcome would have been bad in a lot of ways.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (VNmG1)

29 Nice music selection. Love the wooded setting with the birds chirping in the background.

Posted by: Tuna at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (jm1YL)

30 Maud'dib,

I would take it as a personal favor if you were to kill as many ducks as allowable on this day when the Huskies play the ducks today at noon PST. I always knew you were a good man.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (PkVlr)

31 I wish some conservative psychologists would start doing interviews on Fox diagnosing Hillary, like they've done to Trump.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (hl+Pg)

32 He's also old, fat, white and primarily remembered today for 1) losing, 2) being ruthlessly skinned by South Park in the ManBearPig episode and 3) not

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I'll remind you that the current Dem front runner pretends that she's an Indian.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (ZYB2s)

33 Trump won in 2016 despite being a political novice with no record, with 3 different campaign managers and half the resources Hillary had. He was also up against Obama's intel community as well as several foreign governments.

In 2020 he has a solid record of accomplishment including the best economy in 50 years, record low unemployment across the board, ending overseas wars and an enormous campaign war chest with a field organization that has been under construction since 2018. In Minnesota, he had one part time field staffer in 2016. He already has 20 full time staff in MN and is hiring more. And that's in a state he lost. Trump uses his rallies to not only pump up his supporters but as a very strategic tool to identify voters by state. It's a very sophisticated plan. And he has the power of incumbency behind him.

The Democrats are fielding a team that excites nobody. The DNC is desperately behind in the cash war and hasn't recovered from what Obama and Hillary did to screw it up. And starting very soon the drip drip drip of what they did in 2016 to try and screw Trump and his supporters will start to leak out and it will go right through next election.

Trump is getting ready for a serious schlonging.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

34 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 11:41 AM (QugKX)

The only Armenians I know of are the Kardashians and System of a Down. So... No thanks.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (cMzzD)

35 He's also old, fat, white and primarily remembered today for 1) losing, 2) being ruthlessly skinned by South Park in the ManBearPig episode and 3) not actually inventing the internet.
Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:43 AM (cMzzD)

Not to mention to "chakra release" episode.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (QugKX)

36 Hillary knows that Jill Stein has to be a RUSSIAN agent because she dropped the Hillary funded recount in three states that Hillary lost... after the recount showed clear cut vote fraud in Michigan.


The worst case was a ballet box with a tally sheet showing 300 votes for Hillary, but only 50 ballets inside. Only a RUSSIAN stooge would stop because of things like that. A real Hillary American would just dredge up a few hundred ballets and make up for it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (1g7ch)

37 If he had left the 50 soldiers there and they were attacked by Turkish forces, the outcome would have been bad in a lot of ways.

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And the Dems and the media would have pilloried him for it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (ZYB2s)

38 HA Alabama. You think there are conservative shrinks? If they exist you think they would pull the BS of diagnosing someone based on media clips?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (cDw3P)

39 You know, suppose Trump and Gabbard *are* secretly working with the Russians.

If my choice was that or Progressive-driven policy ruin, I'd rather go with Russia.

Not because I like Russia, but because my stance on Progressive crypto-socialism is "anybody but you". And I do mean that. From the entire history of mankind's journey from the swamp to the stars, there have been no worse leaders than the socialists. No policy set, short is a Jim Jones style mass suicide, is more destructive to nations.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (ySTzA)

40 I'll remind you that the current Dem front runner pretends that she's an Indian.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (ZYB2s)

True. But she has a vagina and hasn't spent the last eighteen years as a punchline.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (cMzzD)

41 a lamerick

Over the Hill

Conspiracies can be a bit confusin'.
Mostly they just seem to be amusin',
As when Hillary doth decree,
Plainly, everyone but she
Is puppet of her enemy, the Roossian!

Posted by: mindful webworker - muldoonishly at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (qBbz7)

42 Goddamn autocucumber.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (ySTzA)

43 The worst case was a ballet box with a tally sheet showing 300 votes for Hillary, but only 50 ballets inside. Only a RUSSIAN stooge would stop because of things like that. A real Hillary American would just dredge up a few hundred ballets and make up for it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 19, 2019 11:45 AM (1g7ch)



So basically anyone and anything that went against Hillary's campaign is Russian!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (hl+Pg)

44 I wish some conservative psychologists would start doing interviews on Fox diagnosing Hillary, like they've done to Trump.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (hl+Pg)

Well, it's supposed to be unethical for mental health professionals to "diagnose" public figures not under their care.

Which is why Libs can do it, and the Right cannot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 11:48 AM (QugKX)

45 This constant barrage of Russian collaboration bullshit is likely giving Putin and his crowd endless hours of laughter. Makes our whole country seem fucking nuts.

Posted by: keena at October 19, 2019 11:48 AM (DJgfe)

46 So basically anyone and anything that went against Hillary's campaign is Russian!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (hl+Pg)

Beep boop. I am a Russian bot.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (cMzzD)

47 Posted by: mindful webworker - muldoonishly at October 19, 2019 11:46 AM (qBbz7)

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Hah! That's good. But if the point is to lure Muldoon back, it's too good.

You'll have to drop your game a bit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (ZYB2s)

48 So Hilldog! What ever happened to that old phrase Better Red than Dead?

Posted by: Old Blue at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (VNmG1)

49 General Mattis's zinger at Trump---" He earned his battle scars at the doctor's office" --might make sense if Trump were all about bombing and invading every country in sight and putting other people's sons and daughter's in harm's way. But he's not. He's quite the opposite.

So Mattis's joke is really stupid.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (NFEMn)

50 This constant barrage of Russian collaboration bullshit is likely giving Putin and his crowd endless hours of laughter. Makes our whole country seem fucking nuts.
Posted by: keena at October 19, 2019 11:48 AM (DJgfe)

"Hey Sergei! Did you see who our agents are now?"

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:50 AM (cMzzD)

51
The only Armenians I know of are the Kardashians and System of a Down. So... No thanks.
Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (cMzzD)
And Cher.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 19, 2019 11:50 AM (MwFQu)

52 48 So Hilldog! What ever happened to that old phrase Better Red than Dead?
Posted by: Old Blue at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (VNmG1)

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You'll never hear that phrase from the lips of a lifetime Goldwater Girl like the Hildabeast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:51 AM (ZYB2s)

53 Posted by: Fox2! at October 19, 2019 11:50 AM (MwFQu)

I forgot about her. She's not actually Gypsy, is she?

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:51 AM (cMzzD)

54 The only Armenians I know of are the Kardashians and System of a Down. So... No thanks.
Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (cMzzD)
And Cher.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 19, 2019 11:50 AM (MwFQu)

I think the lead singer of Korn is one too.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:51 AM (ySTzA)

55 I can't believe that as fat and foolish and stupid and delusional Hillary is, she still has such a large and loyal following.

And they talk about Trump's base being a "cult."

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:52 AM (NFEMn)

56 Fusion Ken is worried.

>>The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia's effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News.

>>Durham has also requested to talk to CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia's activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, according to three former CIA officials familiar with the matter. And there is tension between the CIA and the Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine, two people familiar with the matter said.

>>With Barr's approval, Durham has expanded his staff and the timeframe under scrutiny, according to a law enforcement official directly familiar with the matter. And he is now looking into conduct past Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017, a Trump administration official said.

https://tinyurl.com/y4fhcdw8

Posted by: JackStraw at October 19, 2019 11:52 AM (ZLI7S)

57 Whew, we live to see another rainy day.

Posted by: The Ducks at October 19, 2019 11:52 AM (EgshT)

58 quack

Posted by: The Ducks at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (EgshT)

59 Two girls, one keyboard

(apologies)

Posted by: Emmie at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (i/wJA)

60 Actually, Norton was the emperor of the Royal Flatbush Sewer, Defender of the Realm of the Huck-a-Buck, and faithful disciple of Captain Video. His legacy as reliable defender lives on in the name of a certain anti-virus program.

His charge was Sir Ralph Kramden of the Madison Avenue Transport, Duke of Brooklyn and sire to Alice the Greatest, Duchess of the Moon (Order of the Bangzoom).

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (gAXBD)

61 55 I can't believe that as fat and foolish and stupid and delusional Hillary is, she still has such a large and loyal following.

And they talk about Trump's base being a "cult."
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:52 AM (NFEMn)

Projection is not just a river on the Peruvia-Kekistan border.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (ySTzA)

62 55 I can't believe that as fat and foolish and stupid and delusional Hillary is, she still has such a large and loyal following.


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You forgot "drunk" and "decrepit." What are you, some crypto Hillary shill?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (ZYB2s)

63 The only Armenians I know of are the Kardashians and System of a Down. So... No thanks.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman
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There was Doctor Death, and the guy that used to coach UNLV basketball. . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (NH9pa)

64 So Mattis's joke is really stupid.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (NFEMn)

Mattis got taken for a ride by the Theranos bitch. I won't talk smack on his generalship, but his judge of character card is fucking *revoked*.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (cMzzD)

65 And Cher.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 19, 2019 11:50 AM (MwFQu)

Mike Connors, actor in Mannix, IIRC. And a guy named J.C. Agajanian, who was very prominent in California hot rod culture, back when California was sane.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (QugKX)

66 There was Doctor Death, and the guy that used to coach UNLV basketball. . . .
Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (NH9pa)

And that guy who attempted a hostile take over of Chrysler.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

67 I forgot about her. She's not actually Gypsy, is she?
Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:51 AM (cMzzD)

Nor Cherokee.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 19, 2019 11:54 AM (MwFQu)

68 How did they get the piano in the woods ?

Posted by: JT at October 19, 2019 11:55 AM (arJlL)

69 I know a lot of Armenians. I have one in my French class here in DC.

I also have a friend who is Azerbajaini. I have to make sure they never visit at the same time.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 19, 2019 11:55 AM (gAXBD)

70 To me it's obvious Hillary is headed to the insane asylum, of course there mostly gone so it's best to lock her up in house and the media needs to let her slip away into history.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (ZCEU2)

71 How did they get the piano in the woods ?
Posted by: JT


Damn bears

Posted by: Bruce at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (vd8XM)

72 There have always been a fairly large number of Armenians in my area.

One thing about Armenian-Americans? You'll never find one who is poor.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (NFEMn)

73 Two girls, one keyboard


That's hot.

Posted by: Matt Plauer at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (EgshT)

74 Steven Hayward's Green Weenies from the end of September. Heh.
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Here's the rule: The more strident a public figure (celebrity, politician) is about 'Global Warming', the greater the likelihood that their 'Carbon Footprint' is proportional to their stridency.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (YPJrZ)

75 And they talk about Trump's base being a "cult."

Posted by: JoeF.
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No projection there. [/extreme sarcasm]

Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (NH9pa)

76 Very cool music selection

Posted by: itsacookbook at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (yPxXc)

77
And that guy who attempted a hostile take over of Chrysler.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

"MEN! I shall lead to to glory on a epic military conquest!"

"Huzzah! Who are we invading?"

"Vanuatu! TO THE SHIPS!"

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 11:57 AM (cMzzD)

78 Of course! Al Gore! It's so obvious now. The one who can defeat Trump. Unlike those fossils and fruitcakes in the debates, Al is wildly popular among the young folk, who are all concerned about weather and stuff. I know they all think he's really a hep cat.
-DNC emergency mtg

#DraftAlGore

Posted by: mindful webworker - Gore|Kerry 2020 at October 19, 2019 11:58 AM (qBbz7)

79
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl but she doesn't have a lot to say...

Posted by: Paul McCartney, what a liar!!!! at October 19, 2019 11:58 AM (kauXV)

80 One thing about Armenian-Americans? You'll never find one who is poor.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:56 AM (NFEMn)

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My neighbor is Armenian. Nice, fairly young guy. Owns a big corrugated paper business.

From my non-scientific survey, I rate your statement MOSTLY TRUE

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 11:58 AM (ZYB2s)

81 One thing about Armenian-Americans? You'll never find one who is poor.
Posted by: JoeF.
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I endorse this comment.

Posted by: Amos Muzyad Yaqoob Kairouz at October 19, 2019 11:59 AM (YPJrZ)

82 Trump SHOULD win in a big way. Some wild cards ... ONE: the social media and Google types could step up censorship and misinfo campaigns several levels above what we have currently. Shadow banning could be done in unprecedented fashion ... news feeds filled with better propaganda ... all in coordination with the MSM, maybe even elements of the FBI/CIA.


TWO: .. the markets ... we are running on unlimited government intervention and still with the incredibly low interest rates. A silent QE effort may be underway, and markets are vulnerable for many reasons. The decoupling from China dependence (cheap production of our digital toys and various crap) may get some hiccups ...


THREE: the unknown assault by very powerful oligarchs that can wag the dog from the perch in banking or CFR or some rogue state, the unknown event(s).


I'm still betting on a big Trump win, but Trump and the campaign have work to do, and GOPe may not help at all. GOPe still needs to be purged.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 11:59 AM (Cus5s)

83 One of my father's best friend's was Armenian, and my pop, being the ball-buster he was , liked to say --when the subject of Turks came up--" Turks and Armenians are the same."
One day his friend looked him dead in the eye and said, "If my grandmother was alive, she'd slit your throat for saying that...."

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:00 PM (NFEMn)

84 Hillary, alone in her chambers, with her most loyal supporters, the bollards, ready to do her bidding.

ArgelBargelllll

Posted by: Bruce at October 19, 2019 12:01 PM (vd8XM)

85 Of course! Al Gore! It's so obvious now.
----------

Nobel Prize winner!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 12:01 PM (YPJrZ)

86 Mattis got taken for a ride by the Theranos bitch. I won't talk smack on his generalship, but his judge of character card is fucking *revoked*.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman
________

They couldn't preform one test from a single drop of blood in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" -- which was set in a future with transporters and food replicators -- but Elizabeth Holmes was believable because she talked like Peppermint Patty? Dude!

Posted by: FireHorse at October 19, 2019 12:02 PM (NH9pa)

87 Trump SHOULD win in a big way. Some wild cards ... ONE: the social media and Google types could step up censorship and misinfo campaigns several levels above what we have currently. Shadow banning could be done in unprecedented fashion ... news feeds filled with better propaganda ... all in coordination with the MSM, maybe even elements of the FBI/CIA.


TWO: .. the markets ... we are running on unlimited government intervention and still with the incredibly low interest rates. A silent QE effort may be underway, and markets are vulnerable for many reasons. The decoupling from China dependence (cheap production of our digital toys and various crap) may get some hiccups ...


THREE: the unknown assault by very powerful oligarchs that can wag the dog from the perch in banking or CFR or some rogue state, the unknown event(s).


I'm still betting on a big Trump win, but Trump and the campaign have work to do, and GOPe may not help at all. GOPe still needs to be purged.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 11:59 AM (Cus5s)

Your second and third examples are the one's i worry about. But in your first example, if they try to censor or not cover trump , there will be blowback that would probably help Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:03 PM (NFEMn)

88
The only Armenians I know of are the Kardashians and System of a Down. So... No thanks.
Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman

And Cher.
Posted by: Fox2!


Mike (Mannix) Connors. Birth Name Krekor Ohanian.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 19, 2019 12:03 PM (aKsyK)

89 Was San Francisco Teh Ghey even as far back as 1851? I mean, a significant portion of the population.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at October 19, 2019 12:03 PM (1NMzF)

90 Nobel Prize winner!

You have stolen my future!

How dare you fill me with your words of false hope!

In the words of Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams: I am the real winner!

Posted by: Snarling Swedish Girl in Braids at October 19, 2019 12:04 PM (gAXBD)

91 So Mattis's joke is really stupid.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (NFEMn)

Um, about this Mattis guy, his joke is really stupid for a reason.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 19, 2019 12:04 PM (1g7ch)

92 There was Doctor Death, and the guy that used to coach UNLV basketball. .

Yep, any name like Tarkanian, or Vartanyan (but not D'Artagnan) and you've got to go with Armenian as a first guess.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 12:05 PM (OiC69)

93 Elizabeth Holmes had something seriously mis-wired in her head, but she conned a lot of big names into backing her.

Big names that one might place in the categories of "elite" and even "ruling class."

Just confirms a theory that I've subscribed to for the past 25 years or so.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 12:05 PM (ZYB2s)

94 Dear Wut,

The first election I voted in was Nixon/McGovern. This will not be a blow out on that level, but the Silent Majority is just as fed up today as it was then. And none of the Dem candidate will turn out the vote. This is not a change election either.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 19, 2019 12:05 PM (Lqy/e)

95 lamerick

Cicero #47: Hah! That's good. But if the point is to lure Muldoon back, it's too good.
You'll have to drop your game a bit.


My point was to get the thang out of my haid lest it fester.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bag on fire on the doorstep at October 19, 2019 12:05 PM (qBbz7)

96 I call on Empress Hillary to lead the effort to Impeach LeBron James!

Posted by: Lawrence Bird at October 19, 2019 12:06 PM (V2Lun)

97 From the entire history of mankind's journey from the swamp to the stars, there have been no worse leaders than the socialists. No policy set, short is a Jim Jones style mass suicide, is more destructive to nations.


Jim Jones' "People's Temple" was a weird mix of religion and socialism. The end result was what always happens to populations under socialism, he just sped the process up a bit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at October 19, 2019 12:06 PM (k8Uss)

98 Jim Jones' "People's Temple" was a weird mix of religion and socialism. The end result was what always happens to populations under socialism, he just sped the process up a bit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at October 19, 2019 12:06 PM (k8Uss)

Good point.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 19, 2019 12:07 PM (ySTzA)

99 1. new york travels to houston for game 6 of the alcs tonight. well, guess who's going to new york next week? the houston ballet!

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:07 PM (Pg+x7)

100 The doctor who did my ACL surgery was a Armenian, lots of professional degree people around here are.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 12:07 PM (ZCEU2)

101 Elizabeth Holmes had something seriously mis-wired in her head, but she conned a lot of big names into backing her.

Friend of a friend. Not really sure how to bring that one up...

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 12:08 PM (OiC69)

102 Greetings from the MoMe, hordlings!

Bed Had is awesome, our ranch hosts are amazing, and the Moron Horde are the warmest, friendliest group of people you will ever meet.

We D'ohs are already making plans to return next year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 19, 2019 12:08 PM (ZZV3R)

103 Mike (Mannix) Connors. Birth Name Krekor Ohanian.

O'Hannion ?

"Saints be Praised " !

Posted by: JT at October 19, 2019 12:08 PM (arJlL)

104 Jim Jones' "People's Temple" was a weird mix of religion and socialism. The end result was what always happens to populations under socialism, he just sped the process up a bit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at October 19, 2019 12:06 PM (k8Uss

Yes, he was very, very Red. And well-connected with the Dem luminaries of they day, who cultivated him as a vote-getter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 12:08 PM (QugKX)

105 2. if you go to new york city and you have to go to houston street in soho, it's pronounced "how-ston".

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:09 PM (Pg+x7)

106 Random observation:

Every time I hear the name of Coach Les Miles, in my head I say "Fewer Miles, sheesh."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 19, 2019 12:09 PM (x8Wzq)

107

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarkes_Tarzian

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 19, 2019 12:09 PM (aKsyK)

108 Bed Had is awesome, our ranch hosts are amazing, and the Moron Horde are the warmest, friendliest group of people you will ever meet.


---------

But are they all as young, dynamic and attractive as we've all been led to believe? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 12:10 PM (ZYB2s)

109 Trump SHOULD win in a big way. Some wild cards ... ONE: the social media and Google types could step up censorship and misinfo campaigns several levels above what we have currently. Shadow banning could be done in unprecedented fashion ... news feeds filled with better propaganda ... all in coordination with the MSM, maybe even elements of the FBI/CIA.


TWO: .. the markets ... we are running on unlimited government intervention and still with the incredibly low interest rates. A silent QE effort may be underway, and markets are vulnerable for many reasons. The decoupling from China dependence (cheap production of our digital toys and various crap) may get some hiccups ...


THREE: the unknown assault by very powerful oligarchs that can wag the dog from the perch in banking or CFR or some rogue state, the unknown event(s).


I'm still betting on a big Trump win, but Trump and the campaign have work to do, and GOPe may not help at all. GOPe still needs to be purged.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 11:59 AM (Cus5s)

Your second and third examples are the one's i worry about. But in your first example, if they try to censor or not cover trump , there will be blowback that would probably help Trump.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:03 PM (NFEMn)



The main problem in the end is massive voter fraud by the Dims.

They always cheat but this time they will cheat everywhere and at every level.

I expect a kind Cloward-Piven Event of Cheating, where the system is simply overwhelmed and fails because of all the fraud everywhere.

So, Trump and his allies and the GOP(i know, I know) will need to be at the top aof their game and proactive.

The Democrat Party is now a Maoist party in design and in strategic planning.

They will want a wipeout victory taking both House of Congress and the Presidency, so they can instantly impose their horrible policies.

I'm guessing to do that they'll need upwards of 10% vote fraud in some areas.

Normally, that would be impossibly obvious, but they'll fight it in the courts.

I hope it is a Trump landslide. That's the only way he4 can get a clear uncontested win against these turds.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 19, 2019 12:11 PM (kauXV)

110 Cicero, I DID feel old, being over 29, unlike the rest of them.

Sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (ZZV3R)

111 My father's Armenian mechanic was a dead ringer for Stalin. Georgians and Armenians have similar bloodlines.

Anyway, he was a auto mechanic....who owned millions in real estate, mostly apartment buildings.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (NFEMn)

112 JT #68: How did they get the piano in the woods?

Yeah, ask guy who moves pianos for a living.

Don't think I've seen that nic in a bit.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Rominey|Katschitsh 2020 at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (qBbz7)

113 "But are they all as young, dynamic and attractive as we've all been led to believe? That's what I want to know."

Of course they are.


Cause you can't trust a Moron to tell the truth, who can you trust?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (cqNba)

114 " if they try to censor or not cover trump , there will be blowback that would probably help Trump" Posted by: JoeF.

true, in conservative communities and blogs like AoS. But would that blowback penetrate to the broader low info public, when the normal communications don't cover it, and deny it? idk, probably. But imo they were sure Hillary would win, so they didn't use all their more criminal/aggressive tactics that could come to play if they think it might work ... the DeepState is facing existential threat (or so we like to believe).


hopefully you are right ... but Twitter has started censoring Trump already ... and many of their devices are secretive ... maybe someone shares a Trump thing with their 500 FB friends, only ten of them even see it. But a pro-Dem post by someone else ... all 500 of their friends see it. idk ... but it works like that with Google searches.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (Cus5s)

115 How much do you want to bet the Democrats are trying to bribe factions in Syria and Turkey to keep fighting to make Trump look bad?

Posted by: zmdavid at October 19, 2019 12:13 PM (xqRaG)

116 Husband has an Armenian friend, that used to work for him. His daughters married Armenian men and all have kids. They jave been successful in business. The dad has two semis and is still working. They are successful people and they have not forgotten the genocide.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 19, 2019 12:13 PM (Lqy/e)

117 1a. we're hoping no one gets thrown out of the houston ballet performance for throwing batteries or bottles.

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:13 PM (Pg+x7)

118 Actually, Norton was the emperor of the Royal Flatbush Sewer, Defender of the Realm of the Huck-a-Buck, and faithful disciple of Captain Video. His legacy as reliable defender lives on in the name of a certain anti-virus program.
His charge was Sir Ralph Kramden of the Madison Avenue Transport, Duke of Brooklyn and sire to Alice the Greatest, Duchess of the Moon (Order of the Bangzoom).
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 19, 2019 11:53 AM (gAXBD)

Nice!.....You Sir, have talent.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 19, 2019 12:14 PM (Z+IKu)

119 Wasn't California Governor Deukmejian Armenian?

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 19, 2019 12:14 PM (u5LFV)

120 I hope it is a Trump landslide. That's the only way he4 can get a clear uncontested win against these turds.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 19, 2019 12:11 PM (kauXV)

One thing though--if there's obvious fraud, he'll fight to the death.
No giving in "for the good of the country" crap for him.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:14 PM (NFEMn)

121 I'd love to stick around, but as part of our continuing education my fire team is reading Kafka in the original German.
Posted by: Concerned Rock-Solid GOP Veteran

----

If you really want to scare the hell out of yourself, read Grimm's Fairy Tales in German.

Spoiler - Hitlery is the witch.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 19, 2019 12:15 PM (Y4EXg)

122 Wasn't California Governor Deukmejian Armenian?
Posted by: Grannymimi at October 19, 2019 12:14 PM (u5LFV)

Almost any name that ends in "...ian."

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 12:15 PM (NFEMn)

123 Deukmejian was the last competent governor California had.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 19, 2019 12:16 PM (ZYB2s)

124 Yeah, ask guy who moves pianos for a living.

Don't think I've seen that nic in a bit.
Posted by: mindful webworker - Rominey|Katschitsh 2020 at October 19, 2019 12:12 PM (qBbz7)

Perhaps it's not a coincidence. Those two young ladies hired him to move that grand piano out into the woods, not far from their underground lair, where they now hold him as a sex slave, kept alive on a meager diet of black coffee, Val U Rite vodka, and barbecue.

His plaintive cries for help...eh, who am I kidding?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 12:17 PM (QugKX)

125 "I'm guessing to do that they'll need upwards of 10% vote fraud in some areas." Posted by: naturalfake

yeah, I forgot that one by the time I got through #2 ... vote fraud could be a big one. Good turn out and maybe 20% of the black vote going /Trump could lessen that. Union workers should be even stronger for Trump in 2020, and strong turnout makes it harder for them to fill out those ballots after polls close? not sure just how they do it ...

Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 12:18 PM (Cus5s)

126 So Mattis's joke is really stupid.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:49 AM (NFEMn)

What's the source for Trump saying Mattis was a 3rd rate general? Is it on video or just the usual anonymous source quoting Trump? I've seen the media misquote Trump so often when there's video available to simply ignore it when they quote him without video proof.

Posted by: zmdavid at October 19, 2019 12:19 PM (xqRaG)

127 Only, and mean only thing that worries me on the 2020 election is the corrupt ways the Democrats will put up, illegals, vote harvesting, intimidation at urban polls, people long dead voting, and the 2 week later the Democrats get to find votes.
Anything on the up and up it's going to be hard for them to win especially with these weak candidates.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 12:20 PM (ZCEU2)

128 I set up a 7' grand in the middle of a horse pasture for Burt Bacharach one time. I had to go back out and pack it up at midnight after the show was over. If I can get my truck there, I can get the piano there.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 19, 2019 12:21 PM (3DZIZ)

129 >> If I can get my truck there, I can get the piano there.


Moving Pianos is a lot like Anal Sex.
Lotta effort.

But, ultimately it is worth it.

Posted by: Matt Lauer at October 19, 2019 12:22 PM (252K6)

130 Bed Had is awesome, our ranch hosts are amazing, and the Moron Horde are
the warmest, friendliest group of people you will ever meet.


Supremely envious but at the same time glad to hear it has been a resounding success so far.

Posted by: Notorious BFD, double-naught Rooskie asset at October 19, 2019 12:22 PM (EgshT)

131 Jane D'oh #102:
Greetings from the MoMe, hordlings!
Bed Had is awesome, our ranch hosts are amazing, and the Moron Horde are the warmest, friendliest group of people you will ever meet.
We D'ohs are already making plans to return next year.


"Warmest, friendliest group of people..." -Y'notice how everybody is saying that same thing? Shades of Manchurian Sinatra! It IS a cult.
__

"Just a reminder! Wasn't me! It was Flavor-Ade"
-Kool-Ade™ pitcher, bursting through the wall

Posted by: mindful webworker - Pass the Elmer's because I'm coming unglued! at October 19, 2019 12:22 PM (qBbz7)

132 I can't believe that as fat and foolish and stupid
and delusional Hillary is, she still has such a large and loyal
following.



And they talk about Trump's base being a "cult."

Posted by: JoeF. at October 19, 2019 11:52 AM (NFEMn)

What they don't get is that its not trump who has a cult, but America who has a cult. They don't get it because being American is a fucking foreign concept to them. Think about it, MAGA triggers them. The words Make America Great Again offends them and makes them lose their shit. Really? And they're here?? Call me kooky, but I seem to remember the times where our military used to have to go to foreign shores to plant people like that when America "triggered" them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 19, 2019 12:23 PM (9Om/r)

133 >>-Y'notice how everybody is saying that same thing? Shades of Manchurian Sinatra! It IS a cult.

You can't trust them.

They're ALL Russian Assets!

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:23 PM (252K6)

134 2a. houston street is pronounced "how-ston" because it was named for one william houstoun, a delegate to the constitutional congress from georgia who was married to mary bayard, daughter of nicholas bayard, who owned the land in that district of nyc. houstoun was pronounced "how-ston", and while the spelling changes to houston over the years, the pronunciation stayed the same, which is the opposite of what usually happens.

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:24 PM (Pg+x7)

135 Ross Bagdasarian - aka "Dave Seville" of Alvin and the Chipmunks fame.


How could you all miss this? It's like I don't even know you.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 19, 2019 12:25 PM (Y4EXg)

136 Dammit, I was supposed to be at the MoMe. Then on Monday this asshole dragged up and quit in the middle of a job with no notice, and I got called to fill in. I'm supposed to be meeting the Horde IRL right now, not sitting on a goddamn boat.

Grumble, harrumph, etc.

Posted by: Vanya at October 19, 2019 12:26 PM (6qSrk)

137 >>I'm supposed to be meeting the Horde IRL right now


They aren't real.

Just a bunch of Russian Bots from down on the Content Farm.

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:27 PM (252K6)

138 Another one of Emperor Norton's decrees banned referring to The City as "Frisco".

This alone makes him one of the greatest politicians of American History.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 19, 2019 12:28 PM (tVQUs)

139 The Democrats are fielding a team that excites
nobody. The DNC is desperately behind in the cash war and hasn't
recovered from what Obama and Hillary did to screw it up. And starting
very soon the drip drip drip of what they did in 2016 to try and screw
Trump and his supporters will start to leak out and it will go right
through next election.



Trump is getting ready for a serious schlonging.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 19, 2019 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)



Interesting that you should use the term "car wash", since that is the Brazilian term for the investigation into long time money laundering of funds paid as kickbacks from Petrobras to various engineering firms , the primary is a Brazilian multinational called Odebrecht. It was one of the reason the Brazilian workers party lost in the polls, and ex president Lula da Silva wound up being convicted of accepting illegal pmts whatever they might be called.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 12:28 PM (xG/b0)

140 i aint gonna work for russian bots no more.

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:28 PM (Pg+x7)

141 darnit, Cash War, not car wash.

Time to clean the kitchen

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 12:29 PM (xG/b0)

142 >> i aint gonna work for russian bots no more.


Hand you a Sickle,
Hand you a Dime

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:30 PM (252K6)

143
darnit, Cash War, not car wash.

Time to clean the kitchen
Posted by: Kindltot


I also saw car wash the first time I read it!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 19, 2019 12:32 PM (aKsyK)

144 I may have to shut down this computer soon. Starting to get that "dry bearing" sounds from one of the case fans. Shut 'er down, take it outside, blow out the case with compressed air, oil the bearings on the case fans, and button it up again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 12:33 PM (QugKX)

145 Alberta Oil Peon #124:
His plaintive cries for help...eh, who am I kidding?


heh

Posted by: mindful webworker - 😀 at October 19, 2019 12:33 PM (qBbz7)

146 Starting to get that "dry bearing" sounds from one of the case fans

Meh. Slap a hot iron.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Hamsters at October 19, 2019 12:34 PM (EgshT)

147 Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra
Kamala Harris claims that Rudy Giuliani has "broken many laws"

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks her what laws he has broken

Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"

Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 19, 2019 12:36 PM (BqBId)

148
Jim Jones' "People's Temple" was a weird mix of religion and socialism. The end result was what always happens to populations under socialism, he just sped the process up a bit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at October 19, 2019 12:06 PM (k8Uss

Yes, he was very, very Red. And well-connected with the Dem luminaries of they day, who cultivated him as a vote-getter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 19, 2019 12:08 PM (QugKX)






The one that gets to me is Congresswoman Jackie Speier. She was one of Leo Ryan's staffers when the cultists ambushed his party as they were boarding the plane to fly out of Guyana the day before the massacre. She was shot 5 times, and laid on the tarmac bleeding for nearly 24 hours before any help arrived.

And after her fellow lefty cult commies slaughtered her lefty boss and lefty co-workers, and filled her lefty self with Kalashnikov rounds she STILL is a lefty true believer.

There's something seriously wrong with those people.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 19, 2019 12:37 PM (eXA4G)

149 Did you say 'open thread?'

Days that end in 'Y' - editorial 'toons memes

https://locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com/2019/10/days-that-end-in-y_19.html

Posted by: This is why we can't have nice things at October 19, 2019 12:37 PM (4ceyg)

150 >> Starting to get that "dry bearing" sound


She. Like. That.

Posted by: Matt Lauer at October 19, 2019 12:37 PM (252K6)

151 I think I'm going to declare myself, good old Bill, Archduke and protector of Finland, Karelia, and any territory the pussy Swedes cede to me. Also Protector of big jugged Finn girls and the Sami as long as they bring in tasty reindeer steak as tribute.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 19, 2019 12:37 PM (C1Lsn)

152 There's something seriously wrong with those people.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 19, 2019 12:37 PM (eXA4G)

Tragic. If only Comrade Stalin knew!

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 12:38 PM (cMzzD)

153 JUST SIT RIGHT BACK AND YOU'LL HEAR TALE,THE TALE OF A FATEFUL S TRIP,THAT STARTED FROM THIS TROPIC PORT,ABOARD THIS TINY SHIP

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at October 19, 2019 12:40 PM (FLiOE)

154 147 Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra
Kamala Harris claims that Rudy Giuliani has "broken many laws"

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks her what laws he has broken

Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 19, 2019 12:36 PM (BqBId)


Don't you hate it when your position is so full of holes that your own shills can't avoid falling into them.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 12:41 PM (jp0Bv)

155 Shit Midas is really for Kabbalah, right? I don't even think her opponents need the Merde Touch for her to self flush.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 12:43 PM (y7DUB)

156 154 147 Rudy Giuliani is a private citizen. Libel laws apply, not that Rudy might be a lawyer or something. Hope he ties her in knots.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at October 19, 2019 12:44 PM (C1Lsn)

157
I want Hillary to be Norton. Ed Norton, down in the sewers doing repairs.

It's only fair, after all damage she's done, and all the toilets she's clogged.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 19, 2019 12:45 PM (t5m5e)

158 >>Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"


Some Prosecutor

Posted by: Charlotte's Web at October 19, 2019 12:45 PM (252K6)

159 But are they all as young, dynamic and attractive as we've all been led to believe? That's what I want to know.
Posted by: Cicero
--------

Don't trust anyone over 30!

Posted by: Wild in the Streets at October 19, 2019 12:46 PM (YPJrZ)

160 It is rare that I see any discussion of Armenians--save when I am supposed to be reading the term "Arminian" and the individuals mistook one small but crucial letter.

Posted by: DC at October 19, 2019 12:46 PM (/TvO8)

161
Bed Had is awesome, our ranch hosts are amazing, and the Moron Horde are the warmest, friendliest group of people you will ever meet.

We D'ohs are already making plans to return next year.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

======

Tell everyone I said Hi, and I envy you guys!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 19, 2019 12:47 PM (13CQC)

162

Just a little over a week after Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom, the restaurant will be closing because the shopping center will not extend the restaurant's six-month lease in response to the protests of LGBTQ activists.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 19, 2019 12:50 PM (aKsyK)

163
Elizabeth Holmes had something seriously mis-wired in her head, but she conned a lot of big names into backing her.

Big names that one might place in the categories of "elite" and even "ruling class."

Just confirms a theory that I've subscribed to for the past 25 years or so.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

=======

Heh. Phyllis Gardner, that lone lady scientist who told young Lizzie to lolgf, has a theory about those guys...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 19, 2019 12:50 PM (13CQC)

164 Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra
Kamala Harris claims that Rudy Giuliani has "broken many laws"

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks her what laws he has broken

Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit at October 19, 2019 12:36 PM (BqBId)


BUT, the corruption, between him and Trump, is immense.

Posted by: Kum Dumpster Harris at October 19, 2019 12:50 PM (1g7ch)

165 >>Just a little over a week after Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom, the restaurant will be closing because the shopping center will not extend the restaurant's six-month lease


What retard opens a business on a 6 month Lease?

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:51 PM (252K6)

166 Posted by: DC at October 19, 2019 12:46 PM (/TvO

Well, besides having their own branch of Orthodoxy and that stuff with the Turks, they don't really end up on the radar.

Speaking of Stalin, his go to henchman was an Armenian-- guy named Simon TerPetrossian, aka "Kamo". Charismatic ladies man and absolute psychopath. After the Bolshies came to power he joined the secret police... Who soon fired him for being *too much* of a bloodthirsty maniac. Seriously, read Montfiore's "Young Stalin", you couldn't make this guy up.

He moved back home and started writing his memoirs in the early 1920s. Then one night, he was riding his bicycle home and was-- "accidentally"-- run over and killed by a truck.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 12:52 PM (cMzzD)

167 Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"


Some Prosecutor
Posted by: Charlotte's Web at October 19, 2019 12:45 PM (252K6)


A northern version of Patterico.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 12:52 PM (y7DUB)

168 "best update on hilary's interview... can you find a better one?..."

per instapundit:

"grandma's off her meds again."

Posted by: mjc at October 19, 2019 12:53 PM (Pg+x7)

169 I may have to shut down this computer soon. Starting to get that "dry bearing" sounds from one of the case fans. Shut 'er down, take it outside, blow out the case with compressed air, oil the bearings on the case fans, and button it up again.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------

Worth a try. However, my experience with Oilite type bushings has been that any re-lubing doesn't last long, and I've tried several motors and lubes. My theory is that the infused original lube becomes coked (for lack of a better term), and the bushings become resistant to any 'new' lube.

Posted by: Wild in the Streets at October 19, 2019 12:53 PM (YPJrZ)

170 Seems fear of the Left isn't just a USA problem

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 12:54 PM (ZCEU2)

171 Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 12:52 PM (cMzzD)

Exactly.

That is one of several reasons I find this blog so interesting.

Posted by: DC at October 19, 2019 12:55 PM (/TvO8)

172 Surreal moment: I leave the room with my multimedia hard drive playing 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' and walk back in to it playing 'Joe Dirt.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 19, 2019 12:56 PM (oVJmc)

173 Scott Johnson was prompted to study punctuation when he read, for fun, an essay by Montaigne and learned that the original didn't even have paragraph separations.

In the Middle Ages there were no spaces between words in a sentence.

Reading must have been a lot of fun.

Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (YqDXo)

174 > If you think Trump will win 40+ states, get some bloodwork done.

> It's going to be close, either way.

He's gonna take at least 35 states, and it isn't going to be anywhere near close.

He takes every state he took in 2016, plus Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Maine, and possibly Virginia.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (Do2h6)

175 Marshal Applegate and Elizabeth Holmes have the same eyes. I mean they look the same.

Posted by: klaftern at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (RuIsu)

176 Harris responds: "Well, I, I, I don't know"
Posted by: derp state is in deep shit
---------------

Last week, the vid was great:


When a reporter asked Warren whether her ethics plan would allow her vice president's son or daughter to serve on the board of a foreign company, but without directly referencing the Bidens, Warren responded "no" before quickly walking back her assertion.

"I don't know. I mean, I'd have to go back and look at the details,"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (YPJrZ)

177 All I'll say about McMullin is that it is clear he was deprived of some direly-needed swirlies as a child.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (ykYG2)

178 How can you look at this Dem Field and think, even for a second, that this will be a close election?

Have you never heard of Mondale? Dukakis?

The Dems are all but sitting this one out, electorally. Whomstever they nominate is getting politely politically euthanized.

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (252K6)

179 Elizabeth Holmes had something seriously mis-wired in her head, but she conned a lot of big names into backing her.

Big names that one might place in the categories of "elite" and even "ruling class."

Just confirms a theory that I've subscribed to for the past 25 years or so.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

=======

Heh. Phyllis Gardner, that lone lady scientist who told young Lizzie to lolgf, has a theory about those guys...
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 19, 2019 12:50 PM (13CQC)


Was it her enormous ... eyes? That's my conjecture.

Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (YqDXo)

180 sock off

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (YqDXo)

181 Reading must have been a lot of fun.
Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (YqDXo)

Ifaspaceisacharacterthanyousavealotofroom.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (cMzzD)

182 > What retard opens a business on a 6 month Lease?

Especially in the UK, home of the 99 year and lifetime lease?


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (Do2h6)

183 174 > If you think Trump will win 40+ states, get some bloodwork done.

> It's going to be close, either way.

He's gonna take at least 35 states, and it isn't going to be anywhere near close.

He takes every state he took in 2016, plus Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Maine, and possibly Virginia.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (Do2h6)

I look forward for the Dem loser arguing that they were robbed! If we just change these 10 million votes in these 20 key states we would have won!

Posted by: zmdavid at October 19, 2019 01:01 PM (xqRaG)

184 Just a little over a week after Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom, the restaurant will be closing because the shopping center will not extend the restaurant's six-month lease
What retard opens a business on a 6 month Lease?
Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:51 PM (252K6)

England doesn't deserve a Chik-Fil-A.

A crappy Hardee's is all they should be allowed.

Imbeciles.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 19, 2019 01:01 PM (Z+IKu)

185 Rudy Giuliani is a private citizen. Libel laws apply,
--------
I am far less certain about that, recall Hustler Magazine v. Falwell

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 01:01 PM (YPJrZ)

186
"I don't know. I mean, I'd have to go back and look at the details,"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 12:57 PM (YPJrZ)

I have to go back and read the plan that reflects my earnest beliefs to remember what it is that I stand for.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 01:01 PM (cMzzD)

187 > Have you never heard of Mondale? Dukakis?

They're nearly out there in McGovern territory.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:02 PM (Do2h6)

188 The Dems are all but sitting this one out, electorally. Whoever they nominate is getting politely politically euthanized.
Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:00 PM (252K6)


If they realize they're going to get buried in any case, the Old Guard will plump for the hard left's preferred candidate (as in, e.g., 1972) so they can later say, "We toldja," and move the party back toward the center.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:03 PM (YqDXo)

189
I have to go back and read the plan that reflects my earnest beliefs to remember what it is that I stand for.
Posted by: Vanya
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AKA, 'Pandering to the base'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 01:03 PM (YPJrZ)

190 What retard opens a business on a 6 month Lease?
Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 12:51 PM (252K6)

Two bucks says that's all they could get the landlord to give them. He probably wanted the revenue but also wanted a way out if it turned out to be a hot potato politically, which it did.

Posted by: Vanya, Imperial Footman at October 19, 2019 01:04 PM (cMzzD)

191
Two bucks says that's all they could get the landlord to give them. He probably wanted the revenue but also wanted a way out if it turned out to be a hot potato politically, which it did.
Posted by: Vanya
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He chickened out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 01:05 PM (YPJrZ)

192 Smart Military Blog Gardening Thread now up.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=383860

Posted by: mindful webworker at October 19, 2019 01:05 PM (qBbz7)

193 > A crappy Hardee's is all they should be allowed.

The food is so horrible there they'd probably consider Blimpie's to be gourmet cuisine, much less Subway. Jimmy John's would make them die from food-induced ecstacy.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:05 PM (Do2h6)

194 Damn! I just have time for a nap before lunch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 19, 2019 01:06 PM (YPJrZ)

195 >>They're nearly out there in McGovern territory.


That idiot used to have a coffee shop here in town. I used to go get espresso and make fun of him.

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:06 PM (252K6)

196 > I used to go get espresso and make fun of him.

Someone who can't even carry his own home state deserves to be made fun of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:09 PM (Do2h6)

197 England doesn't deserve a Chik-Fil-A.

A crappy Hardee's is all they should be allowed.

Imbeciles.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 19, 2019 01:01 PM (Z+IKu)


I think it was Pratchett that said that the genius of England was to take a good marketing idea, like quick, cheap, fast hot meals that tastes OK, and remove all the things that make it a good idea.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 01:09 PM (xG/b0)

198 >>Someone who can't even carry his own home state deserves to be made fun of.


How'd you like a fresh haircut, fucker?

Posted by: Mitt Romney at October 19, 2019 01:10 PM (252K6)

199 > How'd you like a fresh haircut, fucker?

> Posted by: Mitt Romney

Does that come free with the used cars you should be selling?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:12 PM (Do2h6)

200 They're nearly out there in McGovern territory.

The sad thing is that McGovern was a truly remarkable man in so many respects, a war hero being only one of them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:13 PM (YqDXo)

201 >>The sad thing is that McGovern was a truly remarkable man in so many respects, a war hero being only one of them.


He made an OK Americano...


Even when he knew it was for me!

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:14 PM (252K6)

202
I've seen no mention of Jewells in TX. Did she make it down there?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 01:15 PM (4DCSq)

203 Waaaaaaaayyy OT

Buying some pants for work from Amazon. Enough "credits" to pay for one pair. Question-

buy 2 for the price of 1?

or

buy 3 for the price of 2?

An honest question believe it or not.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 19, 2019 01:19 PM (cknjq)

204 He made an OK Americano...

Even when he knew it was for me!
Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:14 PM (252K6)


Read his bio on Wiki. A remarkable man. I didn't subscribe to his policies, but he wasn't a useless shit like Gore, Obama, Hillary, or any of the current Dem hopefuls.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:19 PM (YqDXo)

205 > The sad thing is that McGovern was a truly remarkable man in so many respects, a war hero being only one of them.

Indeed, it's hardly fair to compare him with Mutt Romney, who has no honor of any kind.

The parallels with 1972 are striking. The Dems started out with a field of 15 candidates, many of whom were outright whackjobs, and arrived at the convention with six still standing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:22 PM (Do2h6)

206 The parallels with 1972 are striking. The Dems started out with a field of 15 candidates, many of whom were outright whackjobs, and arrived at the convention with six still standing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:22 PM (Do2h6)


They really are striking. It seems the Democrat Party lurches left every 20 years, and far left every 40.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:24 PM (YqDXo)

207 > An honest question believe it or not.

Well, if all else is equal (which it probably isn't) 2 for 1 means that each pair costs 50% of full price, while 3 for 2 means that each costs 66.666...% of full price, making 2 for 1 a better deal.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus) at October 19, 2019 01:24 PM (Do2h6)

208 203 Waaaaaaaayyy OT

Buying some pants for work from Amazon. Enough "credits" to pay for one pair. Question-

buy 2 for the price of 1?

or

buy 3 for the price of 2?

An honest question believe it or not.
Posted by: weirdflunky at October 19, 2019 01:19 PM (cknjq)

Are these pants that you have bought before and are certain they will meet your needs?

Are these pants frequently on sale?

What are we actually talking about in round numbers in terms of "credits" and what is out of your pocket?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 19, 2019 01:25 PM (jp0Bv)

209 All this talk of pants on this venue confuses me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 19, 2019 01:26 PM (x8Wzq)

210 >>Read his bio on Wiki. A remarkable man.


He was a well read and well educated dude. Sensible in a lot of ways.
But a Political naif.
Gullible as all get out, when it came to Human political nature.

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:26 PM (252K6)

211 >>Buying some pants for work from Amazon. Enough "credits" to pay for one pair. Question-


Use those Credits/Points to pay your Bill.

It works out better that way. You even get more points!

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:27 PM (252K6)

212
'72 was my first election.

Yeah, I voted for McGovern, cause young and dumb. Also was concerned about being drafted (draft number was 3!) and being sent you know where..

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 01:28 PM (4DCSq)

213 Bought these pants quite a few times over the years.

Perfect for my needs.

Becoming a little more difficult to find.

Sales are not that often/ I don't track them closely enough for it to matter.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 19, 2019 01:29 PM (cknjq)

214 He was a well read and well educated dude. Sensible in a lot of ways.
But a Political naif.
Gullible as all get out, when it came to Human political nature.
Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:26 PM (252K6)


Reading between the lines of his bio, I think he was severely scarred by his experiences in WWII, and that shaped a lot of his later views.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 01:31 PM (YqDXo)

215 I'd buy all 3, for me.

I didn't know my fav brand/style was getting dq'd and now I can't find them anywhere.

Posted by: garrett at October 19, 2019 01:31 PM (252K6)

216 Well, it's been one week-seven days-168 hours. Admit it. you miss me!

Posted by: Shep! at October 19, 2019 01:32 PM (XXaRO)

217

Via Free Beacon:

Former governor John Kasich (R., Ohio), a legendary asshole even by modern political standards, said Friday that he has been pushed "across the Rubicon," and now thinks President Donald Trump should be impeached.

"The issue of impeachment is really big to me," Kasich said. "I say it with great sadness. This is not something that I really wanted to do."

However, Kasich said, the president's behavior with respect to Ukraine "cannot be tolerated."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 19, 2019 01:37 PM (aKsyK)

218 72 was my first election.

Yeah, I voted for McGovern, cause young and dumb. Also was concerned about being drafted (draft number was 3!) and being sent you know where..
Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 01:28 PM (4DCSq)


Same here except my number was 97. In both of our defense, Nixon was a major league RINO who expanded the derp state as they were undermining him. I believed in the rightness of the war but not the willingness of the pols to win it. It was a terrible time in just about every respect.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 01:37 PM (y7DUB)

219 I just re-read the storyline for The Matrix. Really interesting. We're living it.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 01:42 PM (g0Lfb)

220 Well, it's been one week-seven days-168 hours. Admit it. you miss me!
Posted by: Shep!


Yeah, I missed you, but come on, I'm not Peter North. Quit moving!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at October 19, 2019 01:44 PM (1+J19)

221 I think Evan McMullin is a Deep State asset.

Posted by: KT at October 19, 2019 01:45 PM (BVQ+1)

222
Same here except my number was 97.
Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 01:37 PM


If I remember correctly, a number under 150 was a guaranteed draft call. I had a college deferment, but it turned out they drew numbers from my birth year and ended up ending the draft.

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 01:47 PM (4DCSq)

223 The day after the 72 election I had a major epiphany. I was reading in the rapid transit and two ambulance chasers sat behind me and started talking about the election results and one of them said he was encouraged by how many Massholes voted for McGovern. I just sighed, rolled my eyes and thought how delusional those assholes were and swore never to have anything to do with them. With God as my witness I never voted lib again.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 01:49 PM (y7DUB)

224 I think Evan McMullin is a Deep State asset.
Posted by: KT at October 19, 2019 01:45 PM (BVQ+1)


Definitely a UniParty pawn.
He might also be a deep police state asset too.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 19, 2019 01:52 PM (1g7ch)

225 If I remember correctly, a number under 150 was a guaranteed draft call. I had a college deferment, but it turned out they drew numbers from my birth year and ended up ending the draft.
Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 01:47 PM (4DCSq)


I think it varied by each local board because I wasn't called. I don't have anyway to verify this but someone told me they cut it off at 95 in 72 when I graduated.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 01:52 PM (y7DUB)

226 I missed the kinda-discussion of Armenians, but actually spent a fair amount of time there in the immediate post-Soviet period. Interesting place. At that time, not much power [Azerbaijan was source of oil and gas - either actual source or pipeline passed through there], so cities were dark at night, kind of eerie, and water was "on" a few hours a day. Generally there in summer/fall, so missed the adventure of winter [elevations similar to Denver] without energy.


Armenia has long had a special tie to Russia, driven partly by being orthodox Christians with 2 borders with Islamic countries.


Current times, it's one "traditional friend" to the south - Turkey, one active/though sleepy and weak enemy to the east - Azerbaijan - and the crazy f***ing Georgians down the hill to the west [Christian, but nutso].


Also, Armenians were an elite minority in the Soviet system, generally not limited in their rise, even in the political system [Mikoyan], unlike many [Jooos].

Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 01:58 PM (QDnY+)

227
I think it varied by each local board because I wasn't called. I don't have anyway to verify this but someone told me they cut it off at 95 in 72 when I graduated.
Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 01:52 PM (y7DUB)


I guess we have admitted rolling over "29" a couple of times +.

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 02:04 PM (4DCSq)

228 WOW!! I'm shocked!! Brexit has been delayed.

#TwoWeeks Baby

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 19, 2019 02:06 PM (FiUMj)

229 opI think "asset" doesn't really capture things WRT McMuffin. In what way is he of any actual value to anyone? "Operative" or "tool" might be more on the mark.


But "deep state" much too often seems to be imagined as an organization, vs. what it is - a mix of mindset and self-interest, in key cases combined with a lack of public service ethics. At least it's often discussed that way, which is a bit dumbed-down/medieval villagers with torches, and not very accurate.


In Nixon's time, I recall even the press discussing his administration's fight with the "permanent government" - basically the same thing. This problem is not even remotely "new".


Not an academic issue. The problem of a pernicious mindset mixed with lack of public service mentality is not a question of 1 or 2 public figures [on either side], or of slogans, but a fundamental challenge to a truly open and free society.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 02:07 PM (QDnY+)

230 Egg McMuffin seems socially awkward enough to fit in well at NSA.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 02:10 PM (y7DUB)

231 I guess we have admitted rolling over "29" a couple of times +.
Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 19, 2019 02:04 PM (4DCSq)


I've admitted being older than Vic.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 19, 2019 02:13 PM (y7DUB)

232 It must drive the likes of Egg Muffin and Katshit crazy to know there are inner city glue sniffers who are more relevant to the population than they are.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at October 19, 2019 02:16 PM (NGURp)

233 As noted last night, Brexit drama indeed.


I still don't see how this ends well for the Remainers, or whatever you call those [including BoJo] willing to settle for a very flawed "deal". National sentiment appears to have *increased* Brexit support, according to surveys, and the logic of both UK and EU mechanisms leads to "clean Brexit" if nothing can be worked out.


A general election will resolve it all, and may no longer be avoidable. And it greatly favors creating a "clean-Brexit friendly" new parliamentary alignment.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 02:20 PM (QDnY+)

234 "But "deep state" much too often seems to be imagined as an
organization, vs. what it is - a mix of mindset and self-interest, in
key cases combined with a lack of public service ethics." rhomboid

my working theory is that there is a central power structure, CFR type coordination, biggest bankers at the top. They are not quite a"hail Hydra" institution, but like with gang warfare, they all have their turf, and a sort of code of silence, with common enemies being Trump and any like him that might be "white hat minded".

The names we hear routinely are the cutouts, pushed around by various special interests, to the point where Hillary can order a "resistance" and there will be many the feel compelled to serve the "DeepState", above God and country. But those ranks are filled with the corrupt, maybe some well-intentioned, but mostly just all part of the beltway self serving culture of fake "elitism", making them vulnerable.


But guys like Soros definitely coordinate their efforts with detailed planning/infiltration across many platforms (reporters, intelligence, politicians, foundations, board members in global companies like in Ukraine, etc.) Whether the top 80 old money families actually get together and plot the NWO? idk about that, they don't invite me, but it is not just random malfeasance in DC, there are billionaire puppeteers that prefer anonymity. imo

Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 02:23 PM (Cus5s)

235 Mindset, not "coordination" or puppet masters. And FFS, CFR has no power or influence, it has become [wasn't always, to this degree] a brain-dead keeper of the conventional wisdom flame in foreign policy, as well as a perch for out of power types, which it always was, and a career-climbing empty ritual [all the least interesting and able Beltway-mindset sorts clamored for junior membership back when I worked with them on the Hill].


But whatever, I give up.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 02:31 PM (QDnY+)

236 @JudicialWatch
NO MORE VOTER FRAUD: @JudicialWatch President @TomFitton announces 1.59 million ineligible voters to be removed from California registration rolls.

Watch the full video: https://t.co/NGqolszbr1


My word as a Biden, that's a big f'n deal!

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 02:34 PM (CDGwz)

237 ...also, it just means less voter fraud. There's still no ID required to vote, AND, of course, the big one: they still allow Democrats to handle and count the votes.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 02:35 PM (CDGwz)

238 The King of the run-on sentence? IMHO, it was Saint Paul.

Posted by: JAS at October 19, 2019 02:48 PM (DBGf/)

239 Mindset, not "coordination" or puppet masters.

Someone once compared them to birds flying south for the winter. They don't need to meet and decide; they're all on the same page intrinsically.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 19, 2019 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

240 Mattis said "earned my spurs", a clever reference to Donald Trump's bone spur diagnosis. But I don't blame people who didn't want to die in a war in which Democrats had already decided to lose to their fellow Communists.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 19, 2019 02:52 PM (Ndje9)

241 Too soon?

https://bit.ly/2P24CH3

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 02:53 PM (1+J19)

242 hey still allow Democrats to handle and count the votes.
Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 02:35 PM (CDGwz)

__

Heh!!

Posted by: Josef Stalin at October 19, 2019 02:55 PM (FiUMj)

243 Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 02:53 PM (1+J19)

Awful just awful. Funny but awful. Bad moron.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 19, 2019 02:56 PM (cknjq)

244 Farage is right: its better if this BRINO fails.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 19, 2019 02:57 PM (Ndje9)

245 Evidently, it's national period day so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: weirdflunky at October 19, 2019 02:59 PM (cknjq)

246 t-bird that was too funny

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 02:59 PM (ZCEU2)

247 Who ever in Leftifornia is making the cartel at gun point to clean voter rolls? That will shoot down the Democrats most votes wins all argument.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:02 PM (ZCEU2)

248 But I don't blame people who didn't want to die in a war in which Democrats had already decided to lose to their fellow Communists.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 19, 2019 02:52 PM (Ndje9)

___

#MeToo

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 19, 2019 03:09 PM (FiUMj)

249 Who ever in Leftifornia is making the cartel at gun point to clean voter rolls?

Apparently it was a Judicial Watch lawsuit that forced it. LA County alone, at 112% registration, had 1.5 million suspect registrations.

Kind of like the 100% suspicious Republicans running the GOP there.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 03:10 PM (gHCnG)

250 I just worked advance polls in the Canadian election. My job was to hand voters a ballot AFTER they showed me a photo ID. Before coming to me they had to prove residency in the polling district.
I see no reason why this process would be regarded as controversial by anyone.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 19, 2019 03:12 PM (2qy8c)

251 Voter fraud is the goal of Leftists, in Pennsylvania here we had a show ID to vote for 1 primary before it was tossed out. Leftists don't want a clean election that they can't get illegals or double voting to count.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:21 PM (ZCEU2)

252 "Mindset, not "coordination" or puppet masters. And
FFS, CFR has no power or influence,.... But whatever, I give up.|Posted by: rhomboid


Soros pulls strings, has plenty of people on his payroll, even if that payroll is "his foundation" (he is in charge, even if technically a charity). It is not just a mindset ... but the DC mindset that serves the open borders "oligarchs" enables Trump's prime directive (border control) to be blocked.


CFR, idk what they do exactly, but they sure pull in a lot of people from the families of our politicians. Maybe ThePower has gone to other places now, idk. Why would so many big names get together to discuss? wedding plans and yoga? Of course they have influence, even if it is not direct.


The globalist banks acted as one to get HSBC out of some criminal charges, even though our DoJ had them dead to rights. And the efforts to protect Hillary's crimes sure seems top down to me, as is the "we will stop him| and the insurance policy against Trump.

globalist banker cartel making sure HSBC is not criminally charged.
youtu.be/2gK3s5j7PgA?t=1332

Sure, there is a DC mindset that enables this ... there are certainly key players that take criminal action on behalf of others. The coup to frame Trump was coordinated, more than just a mindset. imo ... but I always want to hear what rhomboid has to say on subjects, from his inside view. But the inside view can be occluded as well, and the worst crooks seem like nice guys face to face.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 19, 2019 03:21 PM (Cus5s)

253 Two things, this week in Philadelphia a " murder" trial was held, a stock broker ( I think that was his job) was stabbed and killed by a bike messenger a year ago. The original charge was to be murder but it came out the victim supposedly called the assalent racial names so the Soros backed DA only tried for manslaughter which even that failed.
nbcphiladelphia.com/Michael White Verdict Sean Schellenger Rittenhouse Stabbing Trial Philadelphia

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:40 PM (ZCEU2)

254 Hillary claimed Gabbard is a Russian asset "WITHOUT EVIDENCE", right?

Isn't it her duty to turn over her evidence of treason by a House member to the proper authorities? Or at least to the orderly?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 19, 2019 03:42 PM (Ndje9)

255 pjmedia.com/hunter biden never worked in ukraine was only hired to protect the company
The cat is going to get out of the bag

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:46 PM (ZCEU2)

256 As I've noted many times here, voting procedures/election integrity in many states would [laughably] fail to reach minimum standards used by the US, EU, and UN to assist/recognize "free and fair elections", world-wide.


That alone should be enough to move things towards common sense standards. But in a country with enough dumbed down voters, and utterly corrupt and alien "elite" actors, nothing is done [or even, amazingly, fought on the basis of "racism" by some of the dumbest and most loathsome idiots].



Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 03:46 PM (QDnY+)

257 Doesn't California have motor voter laws and give drivers license to illegals?

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:48 PM (ZCEU2)

258 Better sit down. The operational pause in festivities between Turkey and Kurd militias seems to have some, um, rough edges. Meanwhile the level of discussion about it all in the US is wildly redundant confirmation that putting yourself in harm's way "for the country" is an extremely foolish move given the unserious country in question. From top to bottom.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 03:53 PM (QDnY+)

259 Finally listed to that piano video, well done

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:53 PM (ZCEU2)

260 Skip - yes, and [officially] no.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 19, 2019 03:54 PM (QDnY+)

261 All you would have to do to see if Hunter did any work, had any experience, would be to ask him a material question about the business or industry to see if he had even the foggiest idea.

But that would be journalism.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 04:04 PM (dBiBP)

262 Doesn't California have motor voter laws and give drivers license to illegals?

They do give them driver's licenses that look just about like ours. Voter registration, well, that really depends on who's doing the harvesting, doesn't it?

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 04:06 PM (IMdOQ)

263 262 Doesn't California have motor voter laws and give drivers license to illegals?

They do give them driver's licenses that look just about like ours. Voter registration, well, that really depends on who's doing the harvesting, doesn't it?

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 04:06 PM (IMdOQ)

All you need to do to vote in Calif, is have a name (note even a valid one), and an address.

You can register on a little post card, send it in, and ask for mail in ballots.

You can then either mail it in, drop it off, OR, now give it to a 'vote harvester'.

In order to 'clean up' the voter rolls, Calif sent every registered voter a Post card, which said, please contact us if you are no longer living at this address, or have died.

Think about that bit of sophistry for a second.

Posted by: Don Q Bot at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (NgKpN)

264 You pickle your brain in Chardonnay while wandering in the woods, and who knows what you will see or say. Somebody needs to rescue this old girl from her DTs. But it's a nasty job and I won't do it.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 19, 2019 05:14 PM (WRSbt)

265 Hillary is the Duchess of Moonbat.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at October 19, 2019 05:26 PM (5fSr7)

266 Stalin's father's name was Djugashaev, which is Armenian I think. Moved to Georgia and changed his name to Djgashvili, which is Georgian. Or so I was told.
Dave Bagdasarian of Dave Seville and the Chipmunks fame. Armenian?

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 19, 2019 05:47 PM (DPqb/)

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