Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-23-2020

GM Antoaneta Stefanova 01.jpg
GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)


We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (234)

Goal: White to force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Clear out the e-file


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5k2/n3r1p1/1p1p2Bp/p1pPNK1P/P1Pb1P2/1P6/4R3/8 w - - 0 1



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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1148 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Get the King pinned in the corner


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6k1/pbR2p1p/1p1p2pQ/4r3/6qP/6N1/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1147)

How can Black secure a winning advantage?


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8/8/8/q1pp1p2/4k2P/1PQ3P1/1K6/8 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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20200523 dress pr0n mexico.jpg
Greetings From Mexico




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20200523 - Problem 1.jpg
5k2/n3r1p1/1p1p2Bp/p1pPNK1P/P1Pb1P2/1P6/4R3/8 w - - 0 1

1.Nd7+ Kg8 (1...Rxd7 2. Re8#)
2.Rxe7 b5
3.Re8#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20200523 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/pbR2p1p/1p1p2pQ/4r3/6qP/6N1/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1

1...Re1+
2.Kh2

If 2.Nf1 then 2...Qxg2#

2...Rh1+
3.Kxh1 (or 3.Nxh1 Qxg2#)
3...Qh3+
4.Kg1 Qxg2#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20200523 - Problem 3.jpg
8/8/8/q1pp1p2/4k2P/1PQ3P1/1K6/8 b - - 0 1

1...Qxc3+!

Simplification is the key.

2. Kxc3 Ke3

The e8 square must be secured for queening. Premature is 2...Kf3? 3.h5 d4+ 4.Kd3 Kxg3 5.h6 f4 6.h7 f3 7.h8=Q and Black has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

3.h5 d4+
4.Kc4 d3
5.h6 d2
6.h7 d1=Q
7.h8=Q Qd4+
8.Qxd4+ cxd4 and wins

Back up at move 4, another move for White to escape the check is 4.Kc2, but then 4...Ke2 5.Kb2 d3 6.h6 d2 7.h7 d1=Q 8. h8=Q Qd4+ 9.Qxd4 cxd4

4.Kb2 will also fail, and I leave that line as an exercise for the reader.

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:15 PM




Comments

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1 Slacking off here

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

2 She has crazy eyes.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 23, 2020 05:17 PM (JUOKG)

3 Game time! Problem is there aren't any real games going on.

Posted by: HH at May 23, 2020 05:18 PM (mIJBI)

4 Ok corgis called

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:19 PM (ZCEU2)

5

Yes, please...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 23, 2020 05:19 PM (GLaec)

6 Are all 18 or over?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:20 PM (dwCW4)

7 Packed my game board away when I went back to work.
But moved to basement where I am now painting more game pieces.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:21 PM (ZCEU2)

8 Whitmer has her own nursing home story:

https://t.co/txCQW0X6WY?amp=1

And, wow, what a fetching picture from Mexico! Is Audrey Hepburn further up with a million red flowers?

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 05:21 PM (qHgVt)

9

Hola Mexico.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 05:21 PM (sTjkh)

10 Whoever does chess gal's eyebrows should be fired.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 05:21 PM (6j2Bg)

11 Chess Thread Ay Caramba!

That broad from Texico looks like my ex-wife.

But happier....

I will pass and take the Bulgar. How much for the Bulgar, sell her to me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2020 05:22 PM (Z+IKu)

12 #1 can't be as easy as N- d7+ can it?

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:22 PM (ZCEU2)

13 The first real model pic looks a little like Audrey Hepburn.

And the fourth lady, she might not be *quite* as glamorous as some of the others . . . but if I saw her at a party, I'd be going all out to get her phone number.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:23 PM (rpbg1)

14 Noice pichers OM

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 05:24 PM (6wiwL)

15 Antoaneta is too young for this thread.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (0OHY8)

16 Smart today. Got the beginner problem without using a safety harness.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (l0Lgi)

17 gorgeous clothes

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (G546f)

18 Sun hat girl looks like she hasn't slept in about a week. It's kinda freaking me out.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (t+qrx)

19 If you move first, you ain't black!

Posted by: Joey Biden - chess master at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (r+sAi)

20 Sun hat girl looks like she hasn't slept in about a week. It's kinda freaking me out.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020


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I'd keep her awake and interested for quite a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:26 PM (rpbg1)

21 Out in the west Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl
Night time would find me in Rosie's cantina
The music would play
And Falina would swirl

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

22 What a pretty name: Antoaneta.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:28 PM (uvqOP)

23 Today's chess hottie looks like jailbait. Would card.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 05:29 PM (mp+Cm)

24 Sun hat girl looks like she hasn't slept in about a week. It's kinda freaking me out.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020

I'd keep her awake and interested for quite a while.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:26 PM (rpbg1)


I too like to play video games really loud when I should be sleeping.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 05:29 PM (t+qrx)

25 Once again, good work OM.

Posted by: tbodie at May 23, 2020 05:29 PM (TXMsW)

26 First Lady Melania Trump paid homage in a black lace gown to the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and the two creative directors behind the brand, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.

For the White House’s Governors Ball, Melania Trump chose a formfitting, sequined black lace gown in a nod to Dolce & Gabbana as they debuted their Fall/Winter 2018 Collection during Milan Fashion Week.

Dolce & Gabbana has held a monopoly on sexy, black lace dresses which carry all the luxury of Italian fashion and maximalism that the brand has become renowned for.

Her gown featured a fit and flare silhouette, black lace down her arms, and a neckline that took the shape of the lace. Never one to be a wall-flower, Mrs. Trump sparkled, literally, as sequins scattered down her gown hit the lights of the State Dining Room.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 05:30 PM (Dhht7)

27 Sun hat girl looks like she hasn't slept in about a week. It's kinda freaking me out.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020

I'd keep her awake and interested for quite a while.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:26 PM (rpbg1)

I too like to play video games really loud when I should be sleeping.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020


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Video games would be the last thing on my mind.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:30 PM (rpbg1)

28 Macrame purse with purple dress one looks like a minor even more.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:32 PM (dwCW4)

29 12 #1 can't be as easy as N- d7+ can it?
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:22 PM (ZCEU2)


Sure it can! But there's more than one line, so you need to fill out the tree a bit.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:32 PM (+u+qV)

30 13 The first real model pic looks a little like Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:23 PM (rpbg1)

That is Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:33 PM (uvqOP)

31 Today's chess hottie looks like jailbait. Would card.

Born in 1979 (!). She would be flattered.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 05:33 PM (9Fwwf)

32 Hey everybody.

LOL. Papa Johns in the UK is now offering an "all day breakfast pizza," made with (among other things) Heinz Beanz. I guess they ran out of octopus and calf's brains.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:34 PM (L2ZTs)

33 23 Today's chess hottie looks like jailbait. Would card.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 05:29 PM (mp+Cm)


She was born in 1979, so she's been an adult since 1997.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:34 PM (+u+qV)

34 1979 was da bomb. Except for Carter, the hostages and inflation of course...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)

35 Audrey Hepburn in bougainvillea 1955

https://tinyurl.com/yahhox3p

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (uvqOP)

36 30 13 The first real model pic looks a little like Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:23 PM (rpbg1)

That is Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:33 PM (uvqOP)


You are correct, sir!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (+u+qV)

37 I am watching game 1 of The Choke, aka game 4 2004 alcs.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC on the banks of the Sheepscot at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (4vNgL)

38 t-bird, yup.

My niece is 14 and it's spooky... with makeup she can make herself look anything from 10 to 35.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

39 Sun hat girl looks like she hasn't slept in about a week. It's kinda freaking me out.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (t+qrx)

Meanwhile, a photo editor should bring some symmetry to the colors of her arms.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (6j2Bg)

40 34 1979 was da bomb. Except for Carter, the hostages and inflation of course...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)


2020 is starting to remind me of 1968.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (+u+qV)

41 Chess hottie was born around 1980 if in 1992 was 13, giving or taking a year.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (ZCEU2)

42 Did not know Papa John was in UK. They have been eating beans on toast since at least ww2.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:37 PM (dwCW4)

43 OregonMuse, yup. It's the 60s II: Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:37 PM (L2ZTs)

44 Meanwhile, a photo editor should bring some symmetry to the colors of her arms.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (6j2Bg)


The right one could be a prosthetic.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 05:37 PM (t+qrx)

45 Ok so N-d7+, R x d7;
R - e8 and its goodnight Irene

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:38 PM (ZCEU2)

46 Yep, thought it was Audrey Hepburn - survivor of the Dutch "hunger winter" of 1944-45. Though she might have been genetically coded for whisp-thinness, I dunno.

My Korean gf delicious as always. Her (Japanese?) friend just above is also waived into the party.

Bulgaria. One gig I passed on that have always regretted. And it wasn't really the wrestling, lamb, and rose festival that I was thinking of. I had intel that it was a target-rich environment (this was the 90s, just after Warsaw Pact collapse).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 05:39 PM (El6T/)

47 {{{olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay and Mrs. olddog too}}}

Off to do chores.

Posted by: Infidel at May 23, 2020 05:39 PM (sNpqr)

48 Meanwhile, a photo editor should bring some symmetry to the colors of her arms.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 05:36 PM (6j2Bg)

The right one could be a prosthetic.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020


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There's just more light on the left arm, and a little shadow from that hat on her right.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:40 PM (rpbg1)

49 Ok so N-d7+, R x d7;
R - e8 and its goodnight Irene


Have black move his king away and you can stretch it out to three moves.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 05:40 PM (9Fwwf)

50 I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that Audrey Hepburn actually didn't like to dress up that much.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:40 PM (L2ZTs)

51 2020 is starting to remind me of 1968.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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Now, if only the cops show up at the 2020 Democrat Convention swinging nightsticks, it will be complete.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:41 PM (cGzEU)

52 I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that Audrey Hepburn actually didn't like to dress up that much.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020


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If anybody could bring class to jeans, a T-shirt, and sneakers, it would have been her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:42 PM (rpbg1)

53 Kate’s glittering gown is by Alexander McQueen. It features gold flowers embroidered onto cream-coloured sheer fabric. Additional floral motifs, embroidery and sequins decorate the gown’s sleeves, neckline and bust.

Recognise the dress? That’s because Kate first wore it during a visit to Malaysia in 2012 (shown below). The couple visited the country during the Royal Tour of East Asia and the Pacific.

The ‘re-wear’ was intentional, at the request of BAFTA who issued guests with a ‘sustainable fashion guide’ before the ceremony.

Kate carried a coordinating gold glitter clutch bag to the awards ceremony. It looks like it’s the Marano clutch by Anya Hindmarch.

The glittering box clutch features gold-tone hardware, creme suede lining and a push-lock closure on the top. The bag originally retailed for £350 ($595) at Net-A-Porter where it is now sold out. You can find the piece in ‘Anthracite’ at The Outnet for £192 ($275).

Kate’s new necklace and earrings are from the Van Cleef and Arpels ‘Magic Alhambra Collection‘. They feature the company’s signature Alhambra motif in mother of pearl attached to yellow gold chains. The earrings retail for £5,400 ($6,200) while the necklace costs £7,850 ($8,950).

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 05:42 PM (Dhht7)

54
Well, I've got a working eee-lectric fence around the garden, now. Just tested it (last night, no go -- turns out I forget to a battery in the tester, but don't tell anybody about that), and I've got 9kV+ all around the perimeter.

The stupid meter is so sensitive, it will respond to the electric field around the fence via pure capacitance. It's designed to get a reading and lock, and when it does that, it will lock low (600Vish) -- so one has to touch the probe to the fence wire and push the ground probe in at the same time, quickly, to get and accurate reading.

Now, that means it's energized to decent voltage. Don't know how much current it will flow. I'm trying to convince Miley to touch it and tell me if it hurts, and if so, how bad, but she won't bite.

So, I'll have to do a more standard test (basically, the point here is to determine how good the grounding electrode(s) are. If it won't flow enough current, I'll have to drive another ground rod, and that ain't exactly fun.

I've driven a many a ground rod, 8' all the way, but that was before arthritis and age.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 05:42 PM (f1Vqw)

55 1979 was da bomb. Except for Carter, the hostages and inflation of course...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)


As ridiculous and horrible as the 70s were I prefer them to today. At least in 1979 you could call Bruce Jenner, Bruce Jenner without being hauled away for a hate crime. And that nonsense didn't exist back then either

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 05:42 PM (XfxTk)

56 TQM, the 1970s were gloriously anti-PC and proud of it, yes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:43 PM (L2ZTs)

57 publius, what, you have some kind of death-camp for squirrels or something you're running? electrified fence to keep the prisoners in?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 05:44 PM (El6T/)

58 Too humid to sit outside. I'll stay here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:44 PM (rpbg1)

59 Late today.

Advanced.

1. ... Qxc3+
2. Kxc3 f4!


Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 05:44 PM (AHq56)

60 Butterfly dress looks like a hot junkie Carol Burnett

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:45 PM (dwCW4)

61 Mexicana not standing in front of a weather chart.

Posted by: Hands at May 23, 2020 05:45 PM (786Ro)

62 Not seeing anything wrong with Antoaneta's eyebrows.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:46 PM (ZCEU2)

63 The model in that last dress pic looks a bit like Melania.

Posted by: Hands at May 23, 2020 05:46 PM (786Ro)

64 I've driven a many a ground rod, 8' all the way, but that was before arthritis and age.
Posted by: publius
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1/2" hammer drill.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:46 PM (dP625)

65 2020 is starting to remind me of 1968.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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Now, if only the cops show up at the 2020 Democrat Convention swinging nightsticks, it will be complete.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:41 PM (cGzEU)


***

Sigh...
Good times...good times.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2020 05:47 PM (axyOa)

66 19
If you move first, you ain't black!


Posted by: Joey Biden - chess master at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (r+sAi)

Excellent!

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 05:47 PM (AHq56)

67 Mexicana not standing in front of a weather chart.
Posted by: Hands
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No Univision logo either.

Apparently not border-jumper.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:47 PM (dP625)

68 >> electrified fence to keep the prisoners in?

Keep the loathsome deer out. They come in and destroy a garden, now, the population around here is so great now. They'll eat just about anything. A garden is like a gourmet buffet to deer, they can't resist it.

Barring putting up a 10' high minimum chain link fence, an electric fence is about the only way to keep them out. Shock them, scare the shit out of 'em, and they get negatively conditioned.

Of course, persistent ones can learn to jump it. The negative conditioning from getting shocked is to scare them away so they don't attempt it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (f1Vqw)

69 I saw Mexican Weather Girls open for Menudo in 1983...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (L2ZTs)

70 Setting up a satellite terminal in the army meant driving a 9' rod. Not fun.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (LxTcq)

71 62 Not seeing anything wrong with Antoaneta's eyebrows.
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:46 PM (ZCEU2)

Agreed.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (uvqOP)

72 Fish or film tonight?

Posted by: Blutarski at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (VNfwt)

73 Fish sadly, but sometimes is just outdoors stuff which is ok.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:49 PM (ZCEU2)

74 If anybody could bring class to jeans, a T-shirt, and sneakers, it would have been her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:42 PM (rpbg1)


You know what got me started on doing the 'who dis' thing? Stumbling upon a picture of Audrey in a cowboy hat and jeans and asking the Horde who dis?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:49 PM (+u+qV)

75 Will the hottie from Mexico balloon up?

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 05:49 PM (icamd)

76 TQM, the 1970s were gloriously anti-PC and proud of it, yes.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020


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People on average were slimmer, and wanted to be. Gas for most of that decade was about .55/gallon. A fifth of Scotch could be had for $6.00. (I didn't say it was *great* Scotch.) Music was fine stuff. House prices (I've heard) and apartment rentals were within reach of an average salary. And you could get fired and find a new job within a few days; none of these endless layers of HR drones and approvals that takes you three weeks to start working.

On the other hand, a LOT of guys' clothing was garbage: lapels wider than the freeway and ties to match, polyester everything, clunky shoes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:50 PM (rpbg1)

77 66 19 If you move first, you ain't black!

Posted by: Joey Biden - chess master at May 23, 2020 05:25 PM (r+sAi)

Excellent!
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 05:47 PM (AHq56)

I'm glad you reposted that; I missed it the first time.
That's terrific!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:50 PM (uvqOP)

78 Sigh...
Good times...good times.
Posted by: Diogenes
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I recall a hippy being thrown through a plate glass window, from the sidewalk. I was sitting in an Army day room at the time, watching the TV with some other GI's, a cheer erupted.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:50 PM (hnA3K)

79 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 05:50 PM (ZLI7S)

80 100,000 Americans dead. 40,000,000 unemployed.

So let's go golfing.

MAGA

Posted by: President Death at May 23, 2020 05:51 PM (uDxH0)

81 shipwreckedcrew, a twatters legal analyst and former prosecutor, has interesting musings today (and he now does articles that Red State publishes).

Main interesting thing: USA from MO Jensen, who reviewed Flynn case for Barr, now possibly reviewing misconduct by Mueller operation. Possibly.

The twin scandals of the SCO's creation, and then its conduct, might never be examined (Congress doesn't care). The 2nd scandal *might* be, if the conduct was egregious enough that Barr figures it should be included in his clean-up mission.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 05:51 PM (El6T/)

82 Will the hottie from Mexico balloon up?
Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 05:49 PM (icamd)

A fair number of the Horde did just from looking.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (LxTcq)

83 Wolfus, yup.

JackStraw, sounds par for the course. Sullvan's gonna insist on throwing some sort of tantrum no matter what. But it'll also be fun to watch the Appellate judges tell his high-priced attorney where to stick it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (L2ZTs)

84 1. ... Qxc3+
2. Kxc3 f4!
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 05:44 PM (AHq56)


Not a bad start, but I think 2...f4 is not correct.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (+u+qV)

85 74 You know what got me started on doing the 'who dis' thing? Stumbling upon a picture of Audrey in a cowboy hat and jeans and asking the Horde who dis?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:49 PM (+u+qV)

I remember your doing that! I did not recognize her at all.

It's here:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/34762228343996941/

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (uvqOP)

86 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.
Posted by: JackStraw
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Let me see if I have this right. Flynn didn't need a lawyer, but Sullivan does?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (hnA3K)

87 On
the other hand, a LOT of guys' clothing was garbage: lapels wider than
the freeway and ties to match, polyester everything, clunky shoes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:50 PM (rpbg1)


Lots of plaid and leisure suits. But as ghastly as it was today's freak show is far worse.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 05:53 PM (XfxTk)

88

Oh goodie a troll tard to stink up this thread

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 05:53 PM (XfxTk)

89
Hat trick?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 05:54 PM (XfxTk)

90 GM Antoaneta Stefanova
Tactical combination skills: sharp
Elbows: sharper

Posted by: Mr. Joe Bangles at May 23, 2020 05:54 PM (4PGGt)

91 Butterfly dress looks like a hot junkie Carol Burnett
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020


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A little cuter than that, but you're right.

I remember when Carol was a regular comedienne on The Garry Moore Show. Some doofus apparently wrote in to the show, saying Carol was not attractive at all and didn't belong on TV. Garry brought the letter out on air, read excerpts from it, and proceeded to defend Carol and to say she was one of the loveliest women he'd ever worked with in the entertainment business -- followed by audience applause. A class act.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:55 PM (rpbg1)

92 I see rainmandodo's febrile brain is quoting clueless Lefty blogs again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 05:55 PM (hnA3K)

93 70s fat ties are still awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:55 PM (dwCW4)

94
This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered
DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

Posted by: JackStraw


So he needs LEGAL REPRESENTATION to explain to his bosses how he does his job?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 05:56 PM (oVJmc)

95
And you could get fired and find a new job within a few days; none of these endless layers of HR drones and approvals that takes you three weeks to start working.

I applied for a job in early February and had four interviews - including a site visit - through late March. I've never heard from them since.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (mht8P)

96 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.
Posted by: JackStraw


Not really. Did you see yesterday's commentary from a couple of legal eagles the other day ?

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

97 TCM is running John Wayne's the Green Berets, along with an apology. I can see why this movie made the left's heads explode.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (VNfwt)

98 Lots of plaid and leisure suits. But as ghastly as it was today's freak show is far worse.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020


*
*

The first time I ever saw what later would be called a "leisure suit" was on singer Lou Rawls, and the jacket was a short bomber-jacket length -- sort of like what James West always wore. (It was a country show, maybe Jimmy Dean's.) That looked good. The baggy double-knit stuff was horrible and I'm proud to say I never owned or wore one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (rpbg1)

99 This
is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC
lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.
---

That is weird, given the description of the situation we got the other day was that the appeals court specifically wanted his explanation (caveat about written by clerks or whatever) rather than someone else's take on his explanation.

Posted by: Methos at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (kOpft)

100 I mean, did you see yesterday's commentary ?

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

101 Greetings From Mexico:

A man could get lost in her eyebrows.

Posted by: Mr. Joe Bangles at May 23, 2020 05:58 PM (4PGGt)

102 And you could get fired and find a new job within a few days; none of these endless layers of HR drones and approvals that takes you three weeks to start working.

I applied for a job in early February and had four interviews - including a site visit - through late March. I've never heard from them since.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2020


*
*

Exactly. My experience in the '70s was pretty much, "Okay, looks good. When can you start?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:58 PM (rpbg1)

103
The D.C Circuit is slapping Sullivan down pretty good. They *ordered* him to 'splain himself, and within 10 days (which is well before his own crazy orders from amicae and all that are due, which means they may be planning to shut this crap down before any of it can get started).

They took the most severe action against Sullivan they could. They will grant mandamus (Latin: "We command, bitchez") agin' him.

I assume Sullivan is allowed to hire a lawyer to represent him, but the Court ordered him to respond.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 05:58 PM (f1Vqw)

104 The first real model pic looks a little like Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:23 PM (rpbg1)

That is Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:33 PM (uvqOP)

You are correct, sir!
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 05:35 PM (+u+qV)


To borrow the probably apocryphal story about Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn once entered an Audrey Hepburn lookalike contest... and came in fourth.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 23, 2020 05:59 PM (hku12)

105 Methos, like I said, it'll be fun to watch Sullivan spend all that money, then watch the Appellate say to the lawyer, "shut up if you don't want to go to jail. Just shut up."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 05:59 PM (L2ZTs)

106 Well I got caught up in Falconry and Me videos linked by BurtTC in the pet thread and lost track of time. Lovely dresses. I think I spotted Audrey Hepburn in one of the photos. I sure the guys were hoping for more photos of polka dot skirt girl though.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (gLRfa)

107 100 I mean, did you see yesterday's commentary ?
Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

JackStraw was all over that thread.
That was a great thread.
"Appellate Court Lawyer"
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387428

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (uvqOP)

108 I don't want to go fully into the advanced (lazy) but I think this is a classic passed pawn problem with f5 being the candidate.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (zr5Kq)

109 I applied for a job in early February and had four interviews - including a site visit - through late March. I've never heard from them since.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

the lockdown may have had an effect on the process

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (G546f)

110 Greetings From Mexico:

A man could get lost in her eyebrows.


Posted by: Mr. Joe Bangles at May 23, 2020 05:58 PM (4PGGt)


She's got eyebrows? All I noticed were her legs and smile

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (XfxTk)

111 On the other hand, a LOT of guys' clothing was garbage: lapels wider than the freeway and ties to match, polyester everything, clunky shoes.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020


*
*

I meant to add, that was why I so often wore jeans and boots, or dress slacks and loafers, back then -- the standard men's wardrobe that hadn't changed much at all since 1960. When I could find and afford good quality examples of each, of course. And I pretty much still do.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 06:01 PM (rpbg1)

112 Troll is putting out party line agitprop a bit early.

Inflated Kung Flue fatalities which are not even a small fraction of normal mortality rate in the US. Complete reversal of blame from despotic governors for unemployment too "Not Party".

Couldn't be more wrong unless it burned down a church in support of human rights. But they do that too.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 06:02 PM (1g7ch)

113 Take out the white queen, advance f5 to 8.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:02 PM (zr5Kq)

114 Different asian girls this week. Cute little pixies.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2020 06:03 PM (7yhyp)

115

She's got eyebrows? All I noticed were her legs and smile


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 06:00 PM (XfxTk)


Always check for the Adam's Apple.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

116 Hadn't heard dress slacks in a while.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 06:03 PM (dwCW4)

117 Mis Mexico looks young....

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:03 PM (zr5Kq)

118 And you could get fired and find a new job within a few days; none of these endless layers of HR drones and approvals that takes you three weeks to start working.

I applied for a job in early February and had four interviews - including a site visit - through late March. I've never heard from them since.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2020 05:57 PM (mht8P)


Back in the day, if you interviewed, you always heard back, whether yea or nay. I think it's damn rude when they simply leave you twisting in the wind.

Oh well, I'm retired now, so I no longer have to put up with that crap. They can all kiss my ass.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (+u+qV)

119 79 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 05:50
-----------------------------
???. Paying out of his own pocket I hope.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (Dhht7)

120 Always noticed in last few years a 5-6 pm break in traffic around here.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (ZCEU2)

121 OM, cleanup on comment 80? (uDxH0)

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (uvqOP)

122
Back in the 70s there were real, extensive R&D organizations run by actual scientists with actual accomplishments. Then the MBAs started running everything and, since everything is a cost to them, all those divisions and all the people in them were whacked.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 23, 2020 06:05 PM (mht8P)

123 It's here:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/34762228343996941/
Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (uvqOP)


There it is! That's the photo that started the 'who dis' feature.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:06 PM (+u+qV)

124 84 Not a bad start, but I think 2...f4 is not correct.

It's the only pawn that can queen before white's h-pawn in a race ... so the only other thing must be.

1. ... Qxc3+
2. Kxc3 Ke3

Black can gain a move with d4+ but must block first.

3. Kc2 Ke2
4. h5 d4
5. h6 d3+
6. Kc3 d2
7. h7 d1=Q
8. h8=Q Qa1+
9. Kc4 Qxh8

If.

6. Kb2 d2
7. h7 d1=Q
8. h8=Q Qd4+
9. Qxd4 cxd4

and the d pawn is way ahead of white's b pawn and
the king already guards the required squares.



Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 06:06 PM (AHq56)

125 Dress no1 looks like a Nazi Pelosi number. Of course she would top it off with one of her stylish, beaded masks .

Posted by: Emperor Jay I at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (bhZHn)

126 President Death is one of my pet nicknames for LBJ.

Whatever and where ever he went, death was sure to follow.

Shithead was another.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (Z+IKu)

127 LOL. A troll on the Dress and Chess thread. Things must be looking pretty dire for them right now. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (gLRfa)

128 Or slacks period.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (dwCW4)

129 121 OM, cleanup on comment 80? (uDxH0)
Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (uvqOP)


Oh, let's just laugh at him.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (+u+qV)

130 OM, cleanup on comment 80? (uDxH0)
Posted by: m
---------

Nah. No one pays much attention to to the guy, and we're doing the world (and his parents) a kindness by letting him hang around here where he can't harm himself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 06:08 PM (WZ5i4)

131 I've driven a many a ground rod, 8' all the way, but that was before arthritis and age.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear
After destroying an indestructible sledge hammer driving one ground rod, an electrician with the local util showed me the easy way. It was their job to place the ground rod at the stanchion.
Told me to get a glass of water. Proceeded to gently work that sucker up and down, every now and again pouring water on the rod.
Took him about 10 minutes.
I've never seen anything like it.

Posted by: MarkY at May 23, 2020 06:08 PM (KaJLN)

132 ''Always noticed in last few years a 5-6 pm break in traffic around here.''

Cocktail shakers are a shakin' time.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2020 06:08 PM (gLRfa)

133 129 121 OM, cleanup on comment 80? (uDxH0)
Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:04 PM (uvqOP)

Oh, let's just laugh at him.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (+u+qV)

O.k., I wasn't sure.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:08 PM (uvqOP)

134 MAGA
Posted by: President Death

Raimondo's boyfriend is back.

Posted by: Emperor Jay I at May 23, 2020 06:08 PM (bhZHn)

135 test

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

136 oh, good. I thought I commented on an old thread.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

137 @ 125
Posted by: Emperor Jay I at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (bhZHn)

I read that as Nancy Pelosi ... top off ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 06:09 PM (AHq56)

138 Geez people, don't cut and paste troll droppings.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:10 PM (zr5Kq)

139 Back in the 70s there were real, extensive R&D organizations run by actual scientists with actual accomplishments. Then the MBAs started running everything and, since everything is a cost to them, all those divisions and all the people in them were whacked.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
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I watched a $200 million company being killed by exactly that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 06:10 PM (WZ5i4)

140
I read that as Nancy Pelosi ... top off ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan

I now hate you!

Posted by: Emperor Jay I at May 23, 2020 06:11 PM (bhZHn)

141 What? A supermodels thread without Stacy Abrams?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 06:11 PM (+y/Ru)

142 What? A supermodels thread without Stacy Abrams?

She was busy posing for Omar the tent maker.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:13 PM (dUJdY)

143 126 President Death is one of my pet nicknames for LBJ.

Whatever and where ever he went, death was sure to follow.

Shithead was another.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (Z+IKu)


Just finished an article about the SS and the Kennedy assassination. Said things were so loose during his administration that his sisters and cousins were propositioning the SS.

And several SS were out drinking until the early, early morning of the assassination.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 06:13 PM (0OHY8)

144 >> Took him about 10 minutes.
I've never seen anything like it.

This one wasn't too bad, just work for me. The only time in the past I ever had too much trouble was when I hit hard rock. We ended up cutting it off, and driving a second one 10' away. It hit rock as well, and we cut it off.

The NEC rules about driven ground rods specify that the resistance to ground of the rod must be less than 25 ohms. If it's higher, you're supposed to drive another one.

Nothing about keep driving 'em until you reach less than 25 Ohms, just drive a second one.

The trouble with that is measuring the resistance to ground of a ground rod is not an easy thing to do, and the equipment to do it right is quite expensive.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 06:14 PM (f1Vqw)

145 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.
Posted by: JackStraw


A tacit admission that he was just doing whatever the hell he feels like in his courtroom and now needs help finding a legal loophole.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 06:15 PM (1g7ch)

146 President Death is Xi Jingping...but stupid troll is too stupid to understand that.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 23, 2020 06:15 PM (O+I8R)

147 141 What? A supermodels thread without Stacy Abrams?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 06:11 PM (+y/Ru)


Yes yes, and then I can feature her soft-core porn romance novels on tomorrow's book thread! What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:15 PM (+u+qV)

148 The Sun Hat Girl looks very early Sixties in some ways. Gloves and a hat to go shopping.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 06:16 PM (rpbg1)

149 "142 What? A supermodels thread without Stacy Abrams?
9
She was busy posing for Omar the tent maker."
************
There is a joke about camel parts somewhere in there.

Posted by: Cosda at May 23, 2020 06:16 PM (OiY/X)

150
Back when I working with the electrician, we had a sledge hammer with a hollow metal handle, which would act as a nice pile driver for ground rods. When swinging a sledge, the rod tends to oscillate until it gets deep enough. The hollow hand thing would damp that right out.

This one went fairly easy. Halfway with a short sledge, and then rest of the way with the big boy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 06:16 PM (f1Vqw)

151 I assume Sullivan is allowed to hire a lawyer to represent him, but the Court ordered him to respond.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 05:58 PM (f1Vqw)

That was discussed here yesterday a bit. Ordinarily the Appeals Court would either invite the Judge to respond, but not require it, or they would allow him to appoint an Amicus to write his brief. But as you point out, they ordered him to respond personally.

Of course I still expect Andrew Weissman to ghost write his response.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:17 PM (V2Yro)

152 Weissmann is on Powell's short list.
I think he's on Trump's.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 06:19 PM (0OHY8)

153 145 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.
Posted by: JackStraw

A tacit admission that he was just doing whatever the hell he feels like in his courtroom and now needs help finding a legal loophole.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 06:15 PM (1g7ch)

I don't think the 3 judge appeals panel will be very amused by this at all. If you can't answer your superiors without a lawyer, then you don't need to be sitting on that case.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:19 PM (V2Yro)

154 This is getting really weird. Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 05:50
-----------------------------
???. Paying out of his own pocket I hope.
Posted by: olddog


Judge Emmett has People for that.

Posted by: Miklos, Saturday Happy Hour being about the same at May 23, 2020 06:19 PM (QzkSJ)

155 I wonder if Sullivan answering through counsel is a way to insulate him from some sort of liability.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:19 PM (oVJmc)

156 CNN notice that some comments are more racist than Broken Brain Biden's.

Daniel Dale@ddale8
The president has called three prominent black journalists dumb in the last month alone.

-
Dumb, huh? Dean Baquet of the NYT, Don Lemon, and Juan Williams, which of those doesn't qualify?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 06:20 PM (+y/Ru)

157 The Sun Hat Girl looks very early Sixties in some ways. Gloves and a hat to go shopping.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 06:16 PM (rpbg1)


It's a very nice look. And she's adorable, she just looks exhausted.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:21 PM (t+qrx)

158 Of course I still expect Andrew Weissman to ghost write his response.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Done and done, in effect.

The "Watergate Prosecutors" have already filed an application to argue Sullivan's case before the Appeals Court for him as amici.

Posted by: Miklos, Saturday Afternoon Happy Hour being about the same at May 23, 2020 06:21 PM (QzkSJ)

159 1/4 of President Death's total is from Governor Fredo's dominion.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:22 PM (oVJmc)

160 100,000 Americans dead. 40,000,000 unemployed.

So let's go golfing.


So what would you do?

Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:22 PM (C+evo)

161 Isn't problem #2 mate in 3, not 4?

R-K1, K-R2,


R-R1+, KxR

QxNP mate?

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:22 PM (l3+k2)

162 156 CNN notice that some comments are more racist than Broken Brain Biden's.

Daniel Dale@ddale8
The president has called three prominent black journalists dumb in the last month alone.

-
Dumb, huh? Dean Baquet of the NYT, Don Lemon, and Juan Williams, which of those doesn't qualify?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler



Don Lemon is the dumbest man on TV. He has that title alone. The other 2? Juan is a broken retard and I have no idea who Dean Bisquet is.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2020 06:22 PM (7yhyp)

163
Daniel Dale@ddale8

The president has called three prominent black journalists dumb in the last month alone.


And how many white ones? Plenty, I'll bet.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:23 PM (oVJmc)

164 President Death is one of my pet nicknames for LBJ.

Whatever and where ever he went, death was sure to follow.

Shithead was another.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2020 06:07 PM (Z+IKu)


Just finished an article about the SS and the Kennedy assassination. Said things were so loose during his administration that his sisters and cousins were propositioning the SS.

And several SS were out drinking until the early, early morning of the assassination.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 06:13 PM (0OHY


LBJ haaaaaated the Secret Service. Didn't want them anywhere near him with guns.

He never came out and said it, but there's hints in his statements he made about them that suggested he knew there was a culpability for them in JFK's assassination.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 23, 2020 06:23 PM (hku12)

165 So what would you do?
Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:22 PM (C+evo)


raimondo? Eat paint chips.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:23 PM (t+qrx)

166 blacks can't be dumb ?

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:24 PM (zr5Kq)

167 Why can't anyone call black journalist dumb ?

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)

168 Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

-
We're not in the Kansas Courthouse anymore. Plenty of.Cowardly Liars, though.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 06:25 PM (+y/Ru)

169 How does the lady in pink get that whole rose bush to stay on her shoulder?

Posted by: jdgalt at May 23, 2020 06:25 PM (3SFo/)

170 100,000 Americans dead. 40,000,000 unemployed.
So lets go golfing.


Outstanding idea, but he deserves a much greater reward.

If the number is 100k that means he saved 2.1 million lives from the Wuhan Death Miasma.

And 100k is less than the number of babies murdered through abortion so far this calendar year.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:26 PM (C+evo)

171 161
Isn't problem #2 mate in 3, not 4?

R-K1, K-R2,


R-R1+, KxR

QxNP mate?


The N on g3 is in the way.

1. Re1+ Kh2
2. Rh1+ Kxh1
3. Qh3+ Kg1
4. Qxg2#

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 23, 2020 06:26 PM (AHq56)

172 Contortions they go through to smear Trump and pretty much anyone who is not a committed leftist.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:26 PM (zr5Kq)

173 >>>The N on g3 is in the way.

Ack!

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:27 PM (l3+k2)

174 155 I wonder if Sullivan answering through counsel is a way to insulate him from some sort of liability.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:19 PM (oVJmc)

It's just a way to insulate himself from his own stupidity, and his inability to make a coherent argument on his own.

Federal Judges have no liability for anything. Sad but true.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:27 PM (V2Yro)

175
If the D.C Circuit follows it's own precedent (and that of other courts, including the Supreme Court just recently), it will grand mandamus (We command) and order Sullivan to dismiss the case. It may even remove him, too.

Mandamus is one of the extraordinary writs, rarely used. In this context, is is a higher court flat out ordering a lower to do something (or not do something). It is used on when the lower court is running amok.

The controlling case is Fokker, and the D.C Circuit granted mandamus (on the govt's request) against a district judge who was refusing to dismiss a case, just like Sullivan. So he's ignoring that direct precedent, and is going even further.

In Fokker, they "invited" the judge to respond and appointed an amicus themselves to argue on behalf of the judge.

The Appeals court here is getting as mad as they can be at Sullivan within the bounds of judicial decorum.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 06:27 PM (f1Vqw)

176 Sorry, didn't mean to not reply to people. Life intruded.

This is pretty uncharted territory but from what I gather from some of the legal eagles following this, Sullivan hiring a lawyer to respond to the 3 judge panel when they told him to respond personally is pretty odd.

And why would he need a lawyer anyway?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

177 167 Why can't anyone call black journalist dumb ?
Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)

Slippery Slope. If we allowed people to do that, some people might start calling Stacey Abrams fat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:28 PM (V2Yro)

178 60 Butterfly dress looks like a hot junkie Carol Burnett
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:45 PM (dwCW4)
---


I'm so glad we dropped this tab together...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 23, 2020 06:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

179 Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

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This just gets weirder and weirder.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:30 PM (kVr0X)

180 And why would he need a lawyer anyway?


Because he is a dumb ass.

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 06:30 PM (icamd)

181 Here's Cory Booker calling out Joe Biden for saying hateful and hurtful things when he used the word "boy":

https://tinyurl.com/ybjh2uop

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 06:30 PM (uvqOP)

182 >>>Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.


Creating chaos through complication.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:31 PM (l3+k2)

183 Don Lemon is the dumbest man on TV. He has that title alone.

I dunno. I think it was a stroke of genius to suggest that flight MH370 disappeared by being sucked into a black hole.

Truly an uncommon mind.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:31 PM (C+evo)

184 And why would he need a lawyer anyway?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

Got caught. In the deep.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:32 PM (zr5Kq)

185 Judge Sullivan just hired a high powered DC lawyer to represent him in his reply to the appeals court.

So who pays the lawyer's invoice?

Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:33 PM (C+evo)

186 Could someone bring me dinner? I'm not picky.. just food would be nice.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

187 Slippery Slope. If we allowed people to do that, some people might start calling Stacey Abrams fat.

I think that was all because of an auto cucumber error. "fat" should of been "phat".

That makes it all right.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 23, 2020 06:35 PM (C+evo)

188 Sullivan hired an attorney to make up some convoluted legal logic answer that has nothing to do with the real reasons that will cover Sullivan's ass. It will take a room full of lawyers to come up with the the farce of a response.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 23, 2020 06:35 PM (2DOZq)

189 ..Yes yes, and then I can feature her soft-core porn romance novels on tomorrow's book thread! What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 06:15 PM (+u+qV)



The answer to "What could possibly go wrong?", will not be answered on a Toledo scale, but rather, on the Richter Scale.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2020 06:35 PM (QzJWU)

190 Could someone bring me dinner? I'm not picky.. just food would be nice.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

I could send some potato chip crumbs through the USB

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 06:36 PM (icamd)

191 Gateway pundit says that Beth Wilkinson represented Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:37 PM (zr5Kq)

192 I could send some potato chip crumbs through the USB

Sold!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:37 PM (dUJdY)

193 Could someone bring me dinner? I'm not picky.. just food would be nice.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)


Is the pizza place on the other side of the highway any good?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:37 PM (t+qrx)

194 And now she is going to represent Sullivan ? DC lawyers are a special breed.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:38 PM (zr5Kq)

195 Danish PM in warm water over "lockdown" decision, apparently she misportrayed it as consensus advice of health experts - implying it *wasn't* the expert advice in Denmark.

Next door, Sweden's crude death rate this flu season, which overlaps with C-19, is the 2nd lowest in 5 years.

Boris continues to flail and bumble in the UK, but oddly enough since the British political system isn't nearly entirely dead at the national level, as in the US, there actually may be some examination and accountability for the idiotic modeling coming out of Imperial College.

If I had the $ I'd issue an open challenge to anyone to find a case where the cases and deaths didn't start to decline *before* "mitigation" measures were adopted, or where the curve of both does not follow, exactly, the classic epidemic curve (asymmetric bell curve with long right shoulder). (narrator: nobody could ever claim the $ because there is no example of either)

Putting those two factoids together yields a pretty central observation, one apparently beyond the intellect or integrity of American officials and "experts" at all levels, including the top one.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 06:38 PM (El6T/)

196 Yes yes, and then I can feature her soft-core porn romance novels on tomorrow's book thread! What could possibly go wrong?

That's the book thread equivalent of a naked guy on an ottoman.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:39 PM (oVJmc)

197 Damn! That dress Kate Middleton is wearing is ug-ly!

Posted by: Unkaren at May 23, 2020 06:39 PM (g+rI3)

198
Creating chaos through complication.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:31 PM (l3+k2)



They're out to get me.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 06:40 PM (0OHY8)

199 Of course I still expect Andrew Weissman to ghost write his response.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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Maybe he could get one of RBG's clerks to do it. They are probably pretty practiced by now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 06:40 PM (cGzEU)

200 Read that Judge Sullivan story at LI, he is a loose cannon for sure.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:40 PM (ZCEU2)

201 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O6k4dv_SC0w

Old lady rubberneck jones, prototype karen, r n b song,

Posted by: banned got rooked at May 23, 2020 06:42 PM (n+Hcf)

202 Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 06:38 PM (El6T/)


Technically you could prove your case; however, convincing the people would be another thing.
Big business is invested in this.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 06:42 PM (0OHY8)

203 Putting those two factoids together yields a pretty central observation, one apparently beyond the intellect or integrity of American officials and "experts" at all levels, including the top one.

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The one time we actually make public policy based on the prognostications if "experts" and their shit models and we destroy the greatest economy since WWII. From the ashes I can only hope that the smarter fraction of society will have learned an important lesson.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:42 PM (kVr0X)

204 Well still here and the storms have passed.

So I now see that High Lord Executioner Emmet Sullivan has hired a lawyer.

That can't be a good sign.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 06:43 PM (8KudI)

205 more : "Wilkinson is counsel to Cheryl Mills, a former aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a dispute over a deposition in a public-records case."

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:44 PM (zr5Kq)

206 Dinnertime, folk. Later.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 06:44 PM (rpbg1)

207 Is the pizza place on the other side of the highway any good?

That would be Dominos and no way.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:44 PM (dUJdY)

208
205 more : "Wilkinson is counsel to Cheryl Mills, a former aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a dispute over a deposition in a public-records case."
Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:44 PM (zr5Kq)

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It's lawyers all the way down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:45 PM (kVr0X)

209 Why can't anyone call black journalist dumb ?
Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)

Slippery Slope. If we allowed people to do that, some people might start calling Stacey Abrams fat.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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Or, Al Sharpton an ignorant and ill-educated racist.

Or, Cornell West a faux intellectual.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 06:45 PM (X22L5)

210 More 2 : Wilkinson is married to David Gregory, journalist.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:46 PM (zr5Kq)

211 193 Could someone bring me dinner? I'm not picky.. just food would be nice.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

Is the pizza place on the other side of the highway any good?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:37 PM (t+qrx)

Missouri, right? You're only about 12 hours drive from me, I think. I'll get right on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:46 PM (V2Yro)

212 It's lawyers all the way down.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:45 PM (kVr0X)

and back in time - argued for execution of McVeigh. things that make you go" hmmmm".

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:47 PM (zr5Kq)

213 That would be Dominos and no way.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:44 PM (dUJdY)


Check your mail

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:48 PM (t+qrx)

214 runner, I think the public records case is the Judicial Watch vs Killary over her email and Benghazi records.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2020 06:48 PM (T1Aes)

215 Ahh thanks Tom Servo.. so by the time you get here I will have biscuits and gravy ready for you

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:48 PM (dUJdY)

216 More 3 : ex JAG (Captain).

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:48 PM (zr5Kq)

217 I think the public records case is the Judicial Watch vs Killary over her email and Benghazi records.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2020 06:48 PM (T1Aes)

yes. she is very very high profile.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (zr5Kq)

218 I am proud to announce that the Women's Reproductive Center gang support Stacy Abrams for President. She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (qM84C)

219 Trump went golfing today, How dare he!The MFM seems upset.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (jKqap)

220 Braenyard, not clear on that - was joking about offering a prize for anyone showing something they can't, because it hasn't occurred (declines all started prior to "action", and all followed/are following, exactly, the typical path, strongly suggesting no measurable impact whatever).

Cicero, can I immigrate to your country? In mine the "smart fraction" of the public has been either joining in or placidly acquiescing in increasingly unscientific and nonsensical pernicious crap for a few decades.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 06:50 PM (El6T/)

221 So Sullivan's handlers called in the big guns because Sullivan is in over his head?

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:50 PM (l3+k2)

222 I am proud to announce that the Women's Reproductive Center gang support Stacy Abrams for President. She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (qM84C)


"Larvae". You mean "larvae", not "younger girls".

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:51 PM (t+qrx)

223 Slippery Slope. If we allowed people to do that, some people might start calling Stacey Abrams fat.

Just don't call us Stacey.

Posted by: Fat People at May 23, 2020 06:52 PM (CTJwJ)

224 She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (qM84C)


And when Stacy stops on the runway, the crowd gasps at her grace and the way she tilts her head, beautiful supermodel.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2020 06:52 PM (jKqap)

225 and back in time - argued for execution of McVeigh. things that make you go" hmmmm".
Posted by: runner


The most recent "straight shooter", US Attorney Jeff Jensen, is a former FBI agent who worked cases under....Andrew Weissman.

Posted by: Miklos, moderately unsurprised at May 23, 2020 06:53 PM (QzkSJ)

226 Stacey strutting and hitting the runway?

Only if the runway has cantilever construction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 06:53 PM (8KudI)

227 Lady got quite a career, was on the board of FannieMae during the mortgage fiasco. Granted, she is not a financier, but a lawyer, though I's starting to think of that lady lawyer from Ozark when I read Miss Beth's bio.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:54 PM (zr5Kq)

228 >> "Wilkinson is counsel to Cheryl Mills, a former aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a dispute over a deposition in a public-records case."

Not just Mills, she represented 4 of Clinton's aides in the email case.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 06:54 PM (ZLI7S)

229 Hogmartin.. you are truly the best.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 06:54 PM (dUJdY)

230 And when Stacy stops on the runway, the crowd gasps at her grace and the way she tilts her head, beautiful supermodel.
Posted by: Colin
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It takes our breath away.

Posted by: Guys who built the runway, sweating profusely at May 23, 2020 06:54 PM (mLizQ)

231 Stacey strutting and hitting the runway?

I think they call that 'taxi-ing."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:55 PM (oVJmc)

232 She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (qM84C)

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Darn. Mary, you whiffed a low-and-pitch by not referring to Abrams as a roll model.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:56 PM (kVr0X)

233 221 So Sullivan's handlers called in the big guns because Sullivan is in over his head?
Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:50 PM (l3+k2)

That's how I read it. But they're not going up against any normal Court - I don't think the 3 Judge Appeal Panel is going to be very amused. This is a hybrid of a Court Hearing and an Employee Performance Review, before 3 bosses who are pissed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:56 PM (V2Yro)

234 I am proud to announce that the Women's Reproductive Center gang support Stacy Abrams for President. She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT


Mary is SO RIGHT!!!

It would take three or four of those emaciated Drumpf girls to equal one Stacey!

Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at May 23, 2020 06:56 PM (QzkSJ)

235 A hot and buttered roll model?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 06:57 PM (8KudI)

236
"judge" sullivan is a member of The Resistance

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 06:57 PM (Y/cES)

237 232 She is a grate role model to younger girls on what to be when they reach adulthood.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 23, 2020 06:49 PM (qM84C)
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Darn. Mary, you whiffed a low-and-pitch by not referring to Abrams as a roll model.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:56 PM (kVr0X)

Mary grates on me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:57 PM (V2Yro)

238 Low-and-slow pitch

Crap.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 06:57 PM (kVr0X)

239 >>>Could someone bring me dinner? I'm not picky.. just food would be nice.<<<

We have a nice 3-star rated early supper at your disposal with complimentary wine, and here at AOSHQ, we'll throw in a free tire rotation.

Posted by: Fritz at May 23, 2020 06:58 PM (95j/9)

240 I just had a terrible sneeze attack. Hope I'm not allergic to Margaritas.

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM (icamd)

241 A hot and buttered roll model?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 06:57 PM (8KudI)

That would've been perfect socked as Stacy Abrams. Oh well.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM (t+qrx)

242 *pauses*

Oh so funny make it on live TV. The judges rip up Emmet's report.

"We want your reasoning, not Wilkinson's. Bailiff throw this 'man' into jail until he finishes writing his report."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM (8KudI)

243 She represented Kavanaugh as a career safeguard. Most of her friends seem to be on the other side.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

244 Melania and Kate are gorgeous, but Audrey Hepburn rocks the Givenchy dress!

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 07:00 PM (ONvIw)

245 Biden: We Must Have a System "That Can Transmit Coal and Wind Across the Country"

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Trains already have coal cars. They just need to design some Mariah cars.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 07:00 PM (+y/Ru)

246 Cicero, can I immigrate to your country? In mine the "smart fraction" of the public has been either joining in or placidly acquiescing in increasingly unscientific and nonsensical pernicious crap for a few decades.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 06:50 PM (El6T/)

*sigh*

I'm stupidly optimistic, I guess. I should look around more.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 07:00 PM (kVr0X)

247 233 221 So Sullivan's handlers called in the big guns because Sullivan is in over his head?
Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2020 06:50 PM (l3+k2)

That's how I read it. But they're not going up against any normal Court - I don't think the 3 Judge Appeal Panel is going to be very amused. This is a hybrid of a Court Hearing and an Employee Performance Review, before 3 bosses who are pissed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 06:56 PM (V2Yro)



New hires are brought in to confound things.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:01 PM (0OHY8)

248 She represented Kavanaugh as a career safeguard. Most of her friends seem to be on the other side.
Posted by: runner


The appearance of propriety.

Posted by: Unconcerned Miklos at May 23, 2020 07:01 PM (QzkSJ)

249 124

If Blk goes Ke3 whites H pawn is gone to the races

Posted by: steve at May 23, 2020 07:01 PM (TTy55)

250 SOB... I was behind Tank Abrams at a Burger joint the other day and when she was done ordering the place closed. I had to go to another burger joint to get a meal...... I guess she needs her protein for those bulging ass muscles..............

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at May 23, 2020 07:01 PM (qM84C)

251 We have a nice 3-star rated early supper at your disposal with complimentary wine, and here at AOSHQ, we'll throw in a free tire rotation.
Posted by: Fritz at May 23, 2020 06:58 PM (95j/9)

* Fourth tire rotation is free with purchase of three tire rotations at normal price

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 07:01 PM (t+qrx)

252 The most recent "straight shooter", US Attorney Jeff Jensen, is a former FBI agent who worked cases under....Andrew Weissman.
Posted by: Miklos, moderately unsurprised at May 23, 2020 06:53 PM (QzkSJ)

It points out the big problem we have; since the leadership has been so totally corrupt for so long, *everyone* working there today has a history of working for one of the bad ones or another. The only way to fix it would be to fire *everyone* and start from scratch. Which isn't a bad idea.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (V2Yro)

253 Probably just a sign that I'm getting old and grumpy, plus being an 'ette but looks more like a chess babe in the woods or jail bait than hot chess babe to me.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (K78+l)

254 Trains already have coal cars. They just need to design some Mariah cars.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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*?*

Whut? I don't get it.

Posted by: A Millennial at May 23, 2020 07:03 PM (WD9ZA)

255 Mary, you whiffed a low-and-pitch by not referring to Abrams as a roll model.

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A role model who actually rolls.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 23, 2020 07:03 PM (+y/Ru)

256 Ok, the story is starting to make more sense. Wilkinson was the lawyer whom the DOJ/FBI allowed to help write the rules of the Clinton email investigation.

https://tinyurl.com/yce8awkx

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:03 PM (ZLI7S)

257 Does moss grow fat on a rolling Stacey?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (8KudI)

258 She looks underage to me.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (0OHY8)

259 * Fourth tire rotation is free with purchase of three tire rotations at normal price
Posted by: hogmartin


**AARP coupons accepted before 5:30, weekdays only

Posted by: Miklos, not a member at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (QzkSJ)

260 I just had a terrible sneeze attack. Hope I'm not allergic to Margaritas.

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM
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Nah, doubt it. Prolly the pollen or the 'rona. You should be fine.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (Dhht7)

261 I just had a terrible sneeze attack. Hope I'm not allergic to Margaritas.

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 06:59 PM
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Nah, doubt it. Prolly the pollen or the 'rona. You should be fine.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (Dhht7)

Move to gin & tonic. stat.

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 07:05 PM (zr5Kq)

262 How does being that linked to the Clinton email scandal actually help Emmet dig his way out of this hole?

Seems it would bring the spot light back on Felonious von Pantsuits illegal bathroom email server.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:05 PM (8KudI)

263 Somebody better 'splain to Sloppy Joe that he's a blackguard not a black guard.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 23, 2020 07:06 PM (mwEWh)

264 I just politely told off the Karens in my Nextdoor feed.



Pray for me.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (6j2Bg)

265 Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020


Thanks olddog. I was worried for a minute.

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (icamd)

266 >>> Wilkinson was the lawyer whom the DOJ/FBI allowed to help write the rules of the Clinton email investigation.
~~~~~

Also, she's married to David Gregory.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (sGotD)

267 Wait until Joey Bidet thinks he is Black Adder and has a cunning plan.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (8KudI)

268 Seems it would bring the spot light back on Felonious von Pantsuits illegal bathroom email server.
Posted by: Anna Puma


It was a POWDER ROOM

Posted by: Roger Clinton at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (QzkSJ)

269 The only way to fix it would be to fire *everyone* and start from scratch. Which isn't a bad idea.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (V2Yro)


Fire?

As in a kiln?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (1g7ch)

270 Seems it would bring the spot light back on Felonious von Pantsuits illegal bathroom email server.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Bwahahahahaha.

We control the spotlight.

Posted by: The MSM at May 23, 2020 07:08 PM (mLizQ)

271 253 Probably just a sign that I'm getting old and grumpy, plus being an 'ette but looks more like a chess babe in the woods or jail bait than hot chess babe to me.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (K78+l)

258 She looks underage to me.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (0OHY

Her expression says "Hey, all y'all out there on the other side of that screen, y'all look Old as F*ck to me!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:08 PM (V2Yro)

272 *high five* Vendette

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 23, 2020 07:08 PM (mwEWh)

273
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (V2Yro)


Fire?

As in a kiln?
Posted by: Burnt Toast
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I was reminded of the British 'Rent asunder' response to The Mutiny.

Posted by: The MSM at May 23, 2020 07:09 PM (mLizQ)

274 "It was a POWDER ROOM"

Yeah, baby!

Posted by: Drink Like Hunter Biden at May 23, 2020 07:10 PM (mwEWh)

275 258. Well Tom I am old as fook, especially compared to some child genius chess master.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (K78+l)

276 Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (sGotD)


On another subject, if your Verizon Fios backup battery does the beeping thing (which you mentioned the other day, I think on an ONT), unplug the cord from the outlet, disconnect the battery, let it sit by itself for about a minute, and put it all back together. That'll keep you for another 6 weeks to 2 months. It ain't dead, just cranky.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (6j2Bg)

277 Wow.

Judge: Hey, Judge 1, explain to us the legal basis for you ruling as you did.

Judge 1: Talk to my lawyer?

WTF?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (NgKpN)

278 262 How does being that linked to the Clinton email scandal actually help Emmet dig his way out of this hole?

Seems it would bring the spot light back on Felonious von Pantsuits illegal bathroom email server.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:05 PM (8KudI)

It doesn't help. It just means that she's a Loyal Soldier of the Resistance, tied directly to Hillary herself. We're about able now to map out who are the Go-To people for this thing, it's a lot like a Mafia Crime Family.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (V2Yro)

279 Creepy Uncle Joe might be in some trouble with this foot in the mouth issue he has.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:12 PM (ZCEU2)

280 275 258. Well Tom I am old as fook, especially compared to some child genius chess master.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (K78+l)

When I see your nick, I hear Robert Palmer singing "Simply Irresistible", and I wonder how Pale Rider fits into that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:13 PM (V2Yro)

281 Where were all these pretty girls when I played chess? Now I'm too old, too crippled, and too married to chase anyone ..

Posted by: setnaffa at May 23, 2020 07:13 PM (1QPuB)

282 279 Creepy Uncle Joe might be in some trouble with this foot in the mouth issue he has.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:12 PM (ZCEU2)


As his progressing dementia will become undeniable.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:14 PM (0OHY8)

283 253 Probably just a sign that I'm getting old and grumpy, plus being an 'ette but looks more like a chess babe in the woods or jail bait than hot chess babe to me.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:02 PM (K78+l)

258 She looks underage to me.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:04 PM (0OHY

She's 41. She became a GM at 23. I assume she's 23 in the pic

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 07:15 PM (ONvIw)

284 I just got a debit card for the Economic Impact payment. Is this a scam?

Posted by: Ronster at May 23, 2020 07:15 PM (icamd)

285 Creepy Uncle Joe might be in some trouble with this foot in the mouth issue he has.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:12 PM (ZCEU2)


As his progressing dementia will become undeniable.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:14 PM (0OHY


And 50% plus or minus a few percent will still vote for him.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 07:16 PM (1g7ch)

286 https://m.yelp.com/biz/farmer-john-mural-art-vernon

Reviews chock full of karen oooh poor piggy goodness.
Remember the 1978 version with barefoot rednecks in overalls and long knives chasing terrified porkers. Good times.

Posted by: banned in vernon at May 23, 2020 07:17 PM (0j47e)

287 Judge Sullivan is all too visibly undermining the fiction that our courts aren't politically biased

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 23, 2020 07:18 PM (9TdxA)

288 >>How does being that linked to the Clinton email scandal actually help Emmet dig his way out of this hole?

>>Seems it would bring the spot light back on Felonious von Pantsuits illegal bathroom email server.

The same group at the DOJ/FBI that did the Russia collusion and Flynn persecutions is the same group that let Hillary walk.

Seems awfully coincidental that Sullivan would hire her. I don't like coincidences.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:18 PM (ZLI7S)

289 Putting those two factoids together yields a pretty central observation, one apparently beyond the intellect or integrity of American officials and "experts" at all levels, including the top one.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 06:38 PM (El6T/)


I love how these leeches were on the US taxpayer funded payroll for DECADES, yet were too incompetent/lazy/corrupt to develop an "epidemic" model based on the US population dynamics but instead went to the UK, the same general "academic" location where they cooked the books for global enwarmening for years (and I think they are still refusing to release the original data sets and the "adjustments thereto).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:18 PM (6wiwL)

290 President Trump: "I have a chance to break the deep state." An exclusive interview on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson"

https://tinyurl.com/ybby5p38

or

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybby5p38

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 07:19 PM (Dhht7)

291 Skip, with any luck the FNM/DNC set are positive that they have not lost the ability to sell ice cubes to Eskimos as they did with Barky and are thinking Shrillary was an outlier so they will keep on trying to sell creepy sunset Joe.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 07:19 PM (K78+l)

292 Judge 1: Talk to my lawyer?

Can the court just say "no"? They're not there to talk to anyone besides Judge Sullivan.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 07:19 PM (DMQdU)

293 Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (6j2Bg)
~~~~~

Thanks, Vendette.

Yep. That's what I've been doing for about two years. It really is a nuisance. And I refuse to give Verizon $75.00 for a new battery since I don't need it (I have a generator.)

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:19 PM (sGotD)

294 As his progressing dementia will become undeniable.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:14 PM

Joe? He's totally compost mentis!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 23, 2020 07:20 PM (rBtIz)

295 As his progressing dementia will become undeniable.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:14 PM (0OHY


I am so glad you are still an optimist!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:20 PM (6wiwL)

296 President Trump: "I have a chance to break the deep state." An exclusive interview on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson"

Geez, man, don't telegraph it, just slip in the knife.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 07:22 PM (oVJmc)

297 I can't wait until Joey Bidet doubles down on the whole black thing and suddenly claims that he is Stacey Abrams....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:22 PM (8KudI)

298 I just politely told off the Karens in my Nextdoor feed.
Pray for me.
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (6j2Bg)


Prayers up!

Posted by: Commissaress Karenina at May 23, 2020 07:22 PM (6wiwL)

299
I suspect the reason "judge" sullivan got himself a lawyer is he's planning on going after Barr and Trump, publicly accusing them of politicizing/weaponizing the justice system.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 07:23 PM (Y/cES)

300 For his next trick, Emmet Sullivan will teach that old horse Jean Francois Cary to sing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:24 PM (8KudI)

301 287 "Judge Sullivan is all too visibly undermining the fiction that our courts aren't politically biased"


He ain't alone, how about that Judge in the Roger Stone case.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 23, 2020 07:24 PM (4thlk)

302 Compost flavored Mentos? Sounds weird. But I fucking love fresh breath. Sign me up for three or four hundred.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 23, 2020 07:24 PM (H5knJ)

303 "And I refuse to give Verizon $75.00 for a new battery since I don't need it "

$75? You can get them new on EBay for about $20.

Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2020 07:25 PM (Tnijr)

304 Also, she's married to David Gregory.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:07 PM (sGotD)


I keep thinking that all]/b] these corrupt b@st@rds cannot be related to each other, but, every time another rock gets turned over,I find myself proven wrong!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:25 PM (6wiwL)

305 crap

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:25 PM (6wiwL)

306 SAFE AT HOME!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:26 PM (6wiwL)

307 Soon....

Posted by: The Barrel at May 23, 2020 07:26 PM (rBtIz)

308 Hrothgar, they are more inter-connected and inbred than the Hapsburg dynasty.

*pauses*

Dy - nasty

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (8KudI)

309 Wow.

Judge: Hey, Judge 1, explain to us the legal basis for you ruling as you did.

Judge 1: Talk to my lawyer?

WTF?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (NgKpN)

He cannot be represented by a third party - he must write his reasoning himself and submit, I get that he's hiring Wilkerson to personally to assist him, but it is of no use. He cannot charge the tax payer for her services and he cannot specifically allude or recite her reasoning in his reply. It also a horrible optic to the appellate as it shows that the circuit court is uncertain or needs to retain personal counsel to assist in its reasoning...expect a huge blow back when that reasoning it presented to the appellate

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (32YRo)

310
Easy prediction: Sullivan is about to say Trump and Barr are using the DOJ for their own political advantage, and they are Obstructing Justice. The same bullshit Schiff said, yes. Resistance.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (Y/cES)

311
Cuomo: Don't blame me for killing all those old people. I was only doing what Trump told me to do. But let's not be like the Republicans and politicize this tragedy.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 07:29 PM (Y/cES)

312

Stacey is the model for the new super size Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (aKsyK)

313 He
cannot be represented by a third party - he must write his reasoning
himself and submit, I get that he's hiring Wilkerson to personally to
assist him, but it is of no use. He cannot charge the tax payer for her
services and he cannot specifically allude or recite her reasoning in
his reply. It also a horrible optic to the appellate as it shows that
the circuit court is uncertain or needs to retain personal counsel to
assist in its reasoning...expect a huge blow back when that reasoning it
presented to the appellate

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (32YRo)

Quick correction: Sullivan is a district judge (US District Judge for the District of Columbia). The appellate court is the circuit court (US Circuit Court for the District of Columbia).

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (6j2Bg)

314 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (8KudI)

I approve of your linguistic anal-ysis!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (6wiwL)

315 Judge Sullivan forgot the rules of holes...

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (32YRo)

316 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (+u+qV)

317 $75? You can get them new on EBay for about $20.
Posted by: freaked at May 23, 2020 07:25 PM (Tnijr)
~~~~~

Huh!

I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (sGotD)

318 The appellate court is the circuit court (US Circuit Court for the District of Columbia).


Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (6j2Bg)

Sorry - that's correct - I transposed the two - Sullivan is district -

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (32YRo)

319 The same group at the DOJ/FBI that did the Russia collusion and Flynn persecutions is the same group that let Hillary walk.

Seems awfully coincidental that Sullivan would hire her. I don't like coincidences.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:18 PM (ZLI7S)

Yeah, your right, it's no coincidence. There's been a small group running this attempted coup, and now we know that Sullivan was in on it from the Start. As was Van Grack, as was the Covington Firm, as was Eric Holder, as was Beth Wilkinson, as was David Gregory, as was everyone who works with David Gregory, as was the WaPo, as was the NYT, and so forth, and so on...

Ironically, I doubt the CNN people were in on it, because they're all too stupid to be anything but JV Cheerleaders.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (V2Yro)

320 Mr. Muse, why haven't I been featured in your femme fashionarama yet?

Posted by: Glitter at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (DMUuz)

321 Seems awfully coincidental that Sullivan would hire her. I don't like coincidences.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:18 PM (ZLI7S)


Sullivan : "You got me into this, now get me out of this" ?

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (zr5Kq)

322 FISH THREAD NOOD

Posted by: Skip the guy who calls noods at May 23, 2020 07:31 PM (ZCEU2)

323 >>Judge Sullivan forgot the rules of holes...

I don't think he did. Whatever else he is, he's not an idiot. He knows what he is doing, knows how it looks, and he's going over the falls anyway.

There has to be a reason he's decided to go YOLO and destroy his reputation.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:32 PM (ZLI7S)

324 Judge Sullivan forgot the rules of holes...

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (32YRo)


Nah, he just decided that a bigger shovel is gonna help him in this endeavor!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:32 PM (6wiwL)

325 Emmet Sullivan is hoping to have a dacha next to Bernie Sanders' third house?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:33 PM (8KudI)

326 315 Judge Sullivan forgot the rules of holes...
Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2020 07:30 PM (32YRo)

Drill hard and deep?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 23, 2020 07:33 PM (NWiLs)

327 296 President Trump: "I have a chance to break the deep state." An exclusive interview on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson"

Geez, man, don't telegraph it, just slip in the knife.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 07:22 PM (oVJmc)


He wants them to know it's coming.
He wants them to sweat and squirm.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:33 PM (0OHY8)

328 Winning : "President Donald Trump is expected to shrink a huge work permit program that quietly allows companies to hire foreign employees for the jobs needed by U.S. graduates in the coronavirus crash, according to the Wall Street Journal"

Posted by: runner at May 23, 2020 07:33 PM (zr5Kq)

329 I'm gonna go find a mindless romcom on TV. Later...

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 07:34 PM (dUJdY)

330 And Trump wants to see who will flip and sell out the other rats.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:34 PM (8KudI)

331 Easy prediction: Sullivan is about to say Trump and Barr are using the DOJ for their own political advantage, and they are Obstructing Justice. The same bullshit Schiff said, yes. Resistance.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 07:27 PM (Y/cES)

Sullivan's problem - that's a political claim, not a legal claim. Making a political argument of any kind should be enough to get Sullivan tossed off the case.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:35 PM (V2Yro)

332 Emmet Sullivan is hoping to have a dacha next to Bernie Sanders' third house?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 07:33 PM (8KudI)


If I thought we could trust the IRS, I'd propose a Constitutional amendment that ANYONE on any taxpayer payroll has to publish their tax returns as a condition of continued employment!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:36 PM (6wiwL)

333 Compost flavored Mentos? Sounds weird. But I fucking love fresh breath. Sign me up for three or four hundred.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 23, 2020 07:24 PM (H5knJ)


Mentos: The Breath Mints of Fate was a weird movie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 23, 2020 07:37 PM (IgubU)

334 I keep thinking that all these corrupt b@st@rds cannot be related to each other, but, every time another rock gets turned over,I find myself proven wrong!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:25 PM (6wiwL)
~~~~~

Just today I saw this tweet from Adam Housely (reporter formerly of Fox):

"Before I left Fox, I was told the agencies...depending on which one...'have someone at every major news outlet.' Either on payroll by choice, or not. Makes sense whether you agree or not. It wasn't a surprise to me, but a surprise that someone admitted it to me."

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 07:37 PM (sGotD)

335 It can be ice cream time

Does Judge Sullivan's 10 days to respond not count weekend days? Thats what I assume.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:37 PM (ZCEU2)

336 I don't think he did. Whatever else he is, he's not an idiot. He knows what he is doing, knows how it looks, and he's going over the falls anyway.

There has to be a reason he's decided to go YOLO and destroy his reputation.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:32 PM (ZLI7S)

I think you grossly overestimate the intellect of our enemies. I think he thought he was going to get away with it, and now he's scrambling like a rat in a trap. And he's too stupid and arrogant to realize when he's beaten.

Just like Mueller and Weissmann were too stupid and arrogant to realize when they were beaten.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:38 PM (V2Yro)

337 I just read that the attorney Sullivan hired to defend him before the Appellates, Beth Wilkinson, has some conservative bona fides. Among other things, she helped Kavanaugh defend himself.

Something really weird is going on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:39 PM (L2ZTs)

338 Does Judge Sullivan's 10 days to respond not count weekend days? Thats what I assume.
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:37 PM (ZCEU2)

I think he has to respond by June 1st.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:40 PM (V2Yro)

339 337 I just read that the attorney Sullivan hired to defend him before the Appellates, Beth Wilkinson, has some conservative bona fides. Among other things, she helped Kavanaugh defend himself.

---------

I don't understand why he didn't hire Covington & Burling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 07:41 PM (kVr0X)

340 I think you grossly overestimate the intellect of our enemies. I think he thought he was going to get away with it, and now he's scrambling like a rat in a trap. And he's too stupid and arrogant to realize when he's beaten.

Just like Mueller and Weissmann were too stupid and arrogant to realize when they were beaten.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:38 PM (V2Yro)

Like the old joke goes, what do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 70?

Your Honor.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 23, 2020 07:41 PM (NWiLs)

341 Cicero, Jacoby & Meyers was all booked up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:41 PM (L2ZTs)

342
I just read that the attorney Sullivan hired to defend him before the
Appellates, Beth Wilkinson, has some conservative bona fides. Among
other things, she helped Kavanaugh defend himself.



Something really weird is going on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:39 PM (L2ZTs)

My guess: He's hiring her because she knows how the DC Circuit Court ticks.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:42 PM (6j2Bg)

343 https://tinyurl.com/yctguao7

Judicial Watch
@JudicialWatch
Here's What We Know About Barack Obama's Involvement in #Obamagate Targeting of @GenFlynn @realDonaldTrump: @JudicialWatch President @TomFitton on @OANN:



"Unbelievably seditious activity."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (2KNZv)

344 It can be ice cream time
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:37 PM (ZCEU2)


That's all I needed to hear, thanks.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (t+qrx)

345
Something really weird is going on.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:39 PM (L2ZTs)

Not really. She's a hired gun, pretty standard at the top levels of the Legal field. A lot like hit men - they work for anyone who has a suitcase full of cash.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (V2Yro)

346 Geezaloo.

Anyhow, at this stage I wouldn't be surprised if Sullivan walks out to the middle of the DC mall, pours gasoline and sets himself on fire before the deadline.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (L2ZTs)

347 346 Geezaloo.

Anyhow, at this stage I wouldn't be surprised if Sullivan walks out to the middle of the DC mall, pours gasoline and sets himself on fire before the deadline.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (L2ZTs)

Don't tease.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 23, 2020 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

348 >>I think you grossly overestimate the intellect of our enemies. I think he thought he was going to get away with it, and now he's scrambling like a rat in a trap. And he's too stupid and arrogant to realize when he's beaten.

I think it was them who overestimated. None of them have gotten away with anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)

349 LI - Wilkinson I take it while defending Kavenaughhas done work alot more for Leftists and Hildabeast's cronies

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:46 PM (ZCEU2)

350 Also, because the House is run by the Dems, Sullivan knows that there's no way he'll be impeached.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:46 PM (6j2Bg)

351 Insom, think of the CNN reaction.

"Trump sets brilliant judge on fire!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:46 PM (L2ZTs)

352 I think it was them who overestimated. None of them have gotten away with anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)

I agree - McCabe thought he was going to be running the FBI by now, after Comey was appointed as Attorney General or something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2020 07:48 PM (V2Yro)

353 Well, I'm off to pick up some takeout food and alcohol in lieu of, you know, sitting in an actual restaurant. Later losers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 07:49 PM (kVr0X)

354 Biggest shame is no pretzels to go with this ice cream

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:50 PM (ZCEU2)

355 >>I agree - McCabe thought he was going to be running the FBI by now, after Comey was appointed as Attorney General or something.

If Hillary had won I don't know if we ever would have recovered.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:51 PM (ZLI7S)

356 Jackstraw election night I was sure Hildabeast won we wouldn't

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 07:54 PM (ZCEU2)

357 Something really weird is going on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:39 PM (L2ZTs)



It's just another part of the coup.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 07:55 PM (0OHY8)

358 Braenyard, it's all coup-coup

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 07:57 PM (L2ZTs)

359 Molly Hemingway was on Life Liberty and Levin
She is a gem.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 08:01 PM (ZCEU2)

360 231 Stacey strutting and hitting the runway?

I think they call that 'taxi-ing."
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 23, 2020 06:55 PM (oVJmc)

heh

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 08:04 PM (IhjjI)

361 Casablanca starting on TCM

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 08:06 PM (ZCEU2)

362 I think I'm going to watch a bit of The Last Dance but they keep interviewing this guy with jug ears and purple lips. He kind of puts me off.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 08:11 PM (Uu+Jp)

363 Don't want to bother the fishing thread, but this one pisses me off... actually pissed off it not the right word hysterically bemused?

Youtube video title: Ricky Gervais On Teaching Morales To Children

I literally did a triple take. How about to start off, you teach them the correct spelling of the plural?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:15 PM (A5zUN)

364 Also, because the House is run by the Dems, Sullivan knows that there's no way he'll be impeached.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 07:46 PM (6j2Bg)


He would not be impeached if it was a "Republican" House, because that's not who we are!

Posted by: Commissar Karl Rover at May 23, 2020 08:15 PM (6wiwL)

365 Woo boy. PDT's not letting this go. He knows something.

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
8m
A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida...and, he's a Nut Job (with bad ratings). Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 08:15 PM (sGotD)

366 I literally did a triple take. How about to start off, you teach them the correct spelling of the plural?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:15 PM (A5zUN)


Si, se puede, ese!

Posted by: Commissar Karl Rover at May 23, 2020 08:16 PM (6wiwL)

367 Wait, did Joe Scarborough really kill his secretary while getting a knob shine? I thought that was a joke.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:17 PM (A5zUN)

368 I'd say of course DJT knows something, its his job.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 08:17 PM (ZCEU2)

369 Si, se puede, ese!
Posted by: Commissar Karl Rover at May 23, 2020 08:16 PM (6wiwL)

That's the other interpretation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:17 PM (A5zUN)

370
Youtube video title: Ricky Gervais On Teaching Morales To Children

I literally did a triple take. How about to start off, you teach them the correct spelling of the plural?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Maybe he's teaching them about Evo Morales.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2020 08:20 PM (aKsyK)

371 I literally did a triple take. How about to start off, you teach them the correct spelling of the plural?

I don't think there is a plural of morale.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 08:24 PM (gd9RK)

372 Sullivan could always claim that he was wiretapped, unmasked, denied counsel, politically-targeted, extorted and maliciously-prosecuted.

Oh, wait...

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 23, 2020 08:24 PM (Ndje9)

373
Wait, did Joe Scarborough really kill his secretary while getting a knob shine? I thought that was a joke.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


Yes.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:25 PM (Y/cES)

374 Really don't know what to make of the judge, I thought his first game was to force the President to pardon Flynn.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 08:26 PM (ZCEU2)

375 https://tinyurl.com/yctguao7

Judicial Watch
@JudicialWatch
Here's What We Know About Barack Obama's Involvement in #Obamagate Targeting of @GenFlynn @realDonaldTrump: @JudicialWatch President @TomFitton on @OANN:



"Unbelievably seditious activity."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 23, 2020 07:44 PM (2KNZv)


I followed the link to the twitter.

It's amazing how many trolls are out there just waiting for the newest tweet to hit with the latest agitprop from Central Commitee.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 08:27 PM (1g7ch)

376 I don't think there is a plural of morale.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 08:24 PM (gd9RK)

I think it is one of those prima donna words.

His morale.

Their morale.

It doesn't change because to hell with you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:28 PM (A5zUN)

377 It doesn't change because to hell with you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 23, 2020 08:28 PM (A5zUN)


You either have it or you don't!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 08:31 PM (6wiwL)

378 Wait, did Joe Scarborough really kill his secretary while getting a knob shine? I thought that was a joke.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
----------
Yes.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:25 PM (Y/cES)
~~~~~

And, just saw on Twitter that the coroner was arrested with body parts in storage.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 23, 2020 08:32 PM (sGotD)

379 You either have it or you don't!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 08:31 PM (6wiwL)

Just like morals.

Posted by: Hillary! at May 23, 2020 08:32 PM (A5zUN)

380 Just a thought--its possible Judge Sullivan is worried about personal liability-- conspiracy to overthrow the government, and the lawyer is going to plead the fifth or something. who knows.

Posted by: artemis at May 23, 2020 08:34 PM (AwPyG)

381 >>I think you grossly overestimate the intellect of our enemies. I think he thought he was going to get away with it, and now he's scrambling like a rat in a trap. And he's too stupid and arrogant to realize when he's beaten.

I think it was them who overestimated. None of them have gotten away with anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)


To be a debbie downer - every single on has gotten away with "it". Getting fired is something that happens when you don't show up for work. Conspiring to subject the Constitution while on your government job should is orders of magnitude beyond 'not showing up' ... more like burning down the business that hired you - after chaining doors closed with everyone inside.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 08:36 PM (1g7ch)

382 Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 08:36 PM (1g7ch)

Isn't Flynn still the only one in legal jeopardy?

(Maybe Stone and Manafort as well?)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 08:44 PM (6wiwL)

383
Always noticed in last few years a 5-6 pm break in traffic around here.

Posted by: Skip


Don't 'Ment And Drive, Skip!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:50 PM (Y/cES)

384
Is Skip a Toll Booth Collector?

remember Toll Booth Collectors?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:51 PM (Y/cES)

385
It never occurred to me how much like an Italian-produced Western the movie Lone Wolf McQuade is. Instead of guns and horses, the movie has karate chops and cars.

The fight between Chuck Norris and Evil Grasshopper is epic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:53 PM (Y/cES)

386
Another good movie is OCTAGON, because the legend Lee Van Cleef is in it.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:54 PM (Y/cES)

387 Isn't Flynn still the only one in legal jeopardy?

(Maybe Stone and Manafort as well?)
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 08:44 PM (6wiwL)


I think got the Kung Flu Freakout house arrest - out of the big house and now in lockdown in the crib.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 08:55 PM (1g7ch)

388 I think THEY got ...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 23, 2020 08:56 PM (1g7ch)

389 No I'm just a carpenter

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 08:58 PM (ZCEU2)

390 ...remember Toll Booth Collectors?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 23, 2020 08:51 PM (Y/cES)


Isn't it law that if you sell a good or service that you cannot refuse cash?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 09:12 PM (0OHY8)

391 Too Poetic: Gov. Whitmer's husband tried to throw his weight around to get his boat serviced for the weekend. The marina told him to go to the back of the line like everybody else.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 23, 2020 09:17 PM (Ndje9)

392 Of course, persistent ones can learn to jump it. The negative conditioning from getting shocked is to scare them away so they don't attempt it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 05:48 PM (f1Vqw)

Vegetables go nice with venison.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 09:17 PM (/yZJx)

393 Back when I working with the electrician, we had a sledge hammer with a hollow metal handle, which would act as a nice pile driver for ground rods. When swinging a sledge, the rod tends to oscillate until it gets deep enough. The hollow hand thing would damp that right out.

This one went fairly easy. Halfway with a short sledge, and then rest of the way with the big boy.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 23, 2020 06:16 PM (f1Vqw)

The ground rods used on drilling rigs have built-in slide hammers to drive them and pull them out. Just a big cylinder of cast iron with big handles on each side, and a hole bored down the axis.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 09:25 PM (/yZJx)

394 Re: 51, and 2020 looking like 1968.

The Dem Convention in MKE can look like Chicago if we can somehow bring back Chief of Police Harold Breier.

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentriv Hypochondriac at May 23, 2020 09:39 PM (gPZ13)

395 Pile drivers and concrete busters used to be mounted on a crane, it was a big open sleeve with one big piston. Operated vertically.

It was diesel powered; as the piston hit bottom the fuel would be injected, the ignition would drive the tool into the ground and throw the piston up the sleeve. It would then fall and repeat the cycle.

That's best I can explain it. Very simple, very affective, not emissions friendly.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 09:44 PM (0OHY8)

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