Can't let go of those drumbeats [KT]

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Drum calls - March

A lot of people have been criticizing the Covington boys for not understanding that Nathan Phillips was praying for them from the moment he came among them beating on his drum, followed by a camera crew and a guy telling them that whites should all go back to Europe. Such irresponsible ignorance of Native American culture!

But why isn't Nathan Phillips expected to have some understanding of the larger culture in which he lives? He is a veteran. Were the drums he must have encountered while in the military always prayer drums? And has he made any effort to understand the cultures of people whose ancestors came to America?

See, In my tribe (the Irish) you "defuse a situation" by extending your open hand in friendship (got no weapon) and calling out a friendly greeting (ain't British).

Beating a drum calls the tribe to war. Beating a drum all up in a kid's face calls the tribe to war-war.

I think most people are familiar with war drums from other cultures. Including Native American cultures. Mr. Phillips is described elsewhere as singing a particular Native American protest song with his drum earlier that day. So he reportedly doesn't just sing prayers with his drum. We have to pretend that we don't notice all that, though.

See, this is balanced journalism. First @SavannahGuthrie asked the kid who didn't do anything if he thought he should apologize, and now she's asking the fraud who lied to her whether the kid who didn't do anything should apologize.

On the other hand, maybe there is something President Trump could learn from the peaceful, prayerful drumming of Nathan Phillips. The President responded to complaints about increasingly rare formal White House press briefings by saying, "The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! . . "

John Hayward has an idea:

Suggestion: have Sanders answer all future questions by walking up to reporters and banging a drum in their faces. Apparently that's soothing and you are required to show polite respect to people who do it.

Ways the Media Beats the Drum

Our own J.J. Sefton linked a piece entitled Beating the Drum in one of his excellent Morning Reports this week. Seth Barron wrote in City Journal:

The story of a group of white parochial school kids wearing MAGA hats heaping racist abuse on a dignified Native American Vietnam veteran sparked an inferno of indignation across mass and social media. The incident was depicted as an iconic example of toxic white smugness, as well as a recapitulation of the history of European conquest of the American continent from its earlier inhabitants. Respected journalists and public figures responded to the images of a "smirking" teenager with calls for violence against him, his classmates, and their parents. Even after the story was debunked, many commenters kept their outrage burning, and pointed to photos taken years before, involving none of the participants in the recent event, as evidence that the school-- Covington Catholic High School, in Park Hills, Kentucky--is infected by a virulent racism that can be cured only by closing it, razing it, and sowing salt in the ground.

Yes!

Other examples of the media's tendency toward obsession are provided. Have we forgotten this one already?

Poorly sourced, slanted reporting has become the new standard among prestige media. Three weeks ago, a little girl, black, was shot and killed in a Houston parking lot; initial reports that the shooter was white turned a local police item into national news. The New York Times ran stories on the case for days, exploring the implications of targeted, race-based murder in an age of intolerance. When it emerged that the child was killed by two black gang members gunning for their enemies, coverage of the story ceased.

"Coverage of the story ceased".

Coverage ceased because they are in the story business, not the news business. And they have decided on the meaning of each story before writing it. The story of blacks shooting a black child was not "the story" in the eyes of the New York Times. Even though blacks killing blacks is a much bigger problem in the USA than "targeted, race-based murder" by whites.

I would like to quote more, but read Barron's conclusions, which I think are right on target, A sample:

. . . Over the last year, we've seen a spate of cellphone videos capturing petty disputes amplified across social media and reported in the national media--as long as the footage depicts a white person complaining to or about a black person doing something relatively minor. Whether the incidents in question have anything to do with race is unimportant. Pushing the narrative that Trump has ignited a firestorm of white racism across the country requires a continual flow of stories making that point, regardless of accuracy or context. . .

After the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, when additional video went out to the world, that was an obvious cue to the Washington Post and other mass media outlets to expand the focus of their inquiry to include the problem of racist black nationalists.

When film producer Jack Morrissey posted a tweet about putting "MAGA kids" through a Wood chipper, that was an opportunity for NBC and other mass media outlets to think outside the drumhead and consider investigating past bigotry against conservatives and libertarians in Hollywood.

Instead, we get repetitions of the current Drumbeat Parade. They just get louder and more extreme:


  • Orange Man bad
  • MAGA hat bad
  • Traditional white boys and men bad
  • Catholics bad
  • Religious schools bad

What would you say are the current Top 10 in the Media Drumbeat Hit Parade?

Andrew Klavan, in noting that the High Priests of the Left are going after Christianity, quoted C.S. Lewis:

Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one's first feeling, 'Thank God, even they aren't quite so bad as that,' or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything -- God and our friends and ourselves included -- as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.

In the past week or so, some journalists (and others) have come up with really dubious ways to nurture their desires to condemn. What is the most ludicrous example you have run across?

Personal preparation for heading off a drumbeat against you

Neo discusses a post by William Jacobson on an ambush technique used by leftists who want to provoke you and/or create or shape a story. It would be a little hard to do it justice here, but follow the links and read about it.

Remember that Nathan Phillips and his group got to frame the narrative that produced such rage against the Covington boys -- before the activists knew that another video existed. "And if that longer video hadn't existed, Phillips would have succeeded in the technique that Professor Jacobson has described, because no one would have believed the students against the word of this righteous Native American elderly guy."

Main action item: if you are ever in a position where you may encounter hostile leftists, have video running before you encounter them. Because otherwise, the videos will start when they start screaming.

Neo also discusses the politics of aggressive standing. Nick Sandmann was asked about this on NBC. Neo doesn't think there is any action he could have taken once targeted by Nathan Phillips and his activist group that would have headed off criticism. What do you think?

Meanwhile, Claire Lehmann (of Quillette) gave an interview on pushing the boundaries of discourse. Something the drumbeat lovers are not really enthusiastic about.

My interview on CNN. Immediately after I granted that the IDW was a 'tribe' I qualified my comment by stating that it's a tribe that coalesces around free speech, due process & scientific methods, not immutable characteristics, but that point was cut (?!?)

Emphasis mine. As I recall, Glenn Reynolds suggests from time to time that people should insist on doing their own recording when interviewed by media.

From the edit described above and other editorial work, I think we can identify the tribe to which Amanpour & Co. belong. The edit above is a relatively mild example of supporting a leftist drumbeat. I've seen worse directed against Quillette. Still, editing someone's thought midstream without an indication that an edit took place is not ethical.

Maybe they want to cast her in an unfavorable light partly because she writes things like this:

Lots of talk about the contraction of digital publishing lately, but no-one appears to have made the most obvious point: in a competitive environment one must be original to stand out.


Have some evidence ready if the people who beat the drums misrepresent you, too.


NOTE: This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Hope you have a great weekend. Maybe you would enjoy listening to some different drummers.


Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:17 AM




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1 First ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:14 AM (bUjCl)

2 Ah, fresh thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:15 AM (kQs4Y)

3 Schultz on 60 Min tomorrow talking about possible Indy run in 2020.

Dems freaking out, says he will reelect Trump.

https://tinyurl.com/y88wmqwy

Posted by: HA at January 26, 2019 11:16 AM (MAstk)

4 Asked a friend of mine, a Native American, what would have happened if a Sioux had gone up and beat the drum in the face of an Apache. What would the warrior do?

Only question was would he kill the drummer, and beat him with a stick to count Coup...

Posted by: Don Q at January 26, 2019 11:17 AM (NgKpN)

5 Who is Schultz? Didn't he do the Peanuts cartoon ro something?

Posted by: lin-duh at January 26, 2019 11:18 AM (kufk0)

6 Ace still throwing things on the sidebar?!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:19 AM (cfSRQ)

7 Someone needs to ask Jonah Goldberg if he would be proud to read his latest offering to his daughter.

Or isn't NRO family friendly any more?

Does the print version arrive in a brown wrapper so your kids don't see what's in it?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:20 AM (cfSRQ)

8 Great piece, KT. I usually go complete internet free on weekends so I don't see much on the blog (or anywhere else), but very good!

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 11:20 AM (PbpT7)

9 >>.6 Ace still throwing things on the sidebar?!


yeah

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 11:21 AM (PbpT7)

10 Skip, are you still here? On the court thing, if the outcome matters to you find a jacket or a nice sweater. It is partly true that clothes make the man.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:21 AM (ey3Yt)

11 Heard John Hayward on the radio this week being interviewed

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 11:21 AM (/rm4P)

12
yeah

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 11:21 AM (PbpT7)

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Like an Ewok machine, powered by pure hate. Love it!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:22 AM (cfSRQ)

13 Who is Schultz? Didn't he do the Peanuts cartoon ro something?
Posted by: lin-duh at January 26, 2019 11:18 AM (kufk0)

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Starbucks CEO.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:22 AM (ffYR/)

14 Truly, if a tribe coalesces around culture and not merely ethnicity and race, as we should in a diverse and inclusive society™, then I belong to a very venerable tribe that supports the founding freedoms and is assimilated to mainstream American culture.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:22 AM (kQs4Y)

15 Drumbeat Parade needs to add, "Heterosexuals bad" (maybe that should say, "Cis-hetero-normatives"?) and "Traditional Families bad".

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (+S1Fy)

16 Schlichter is right on point again:

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/0

1/25/gee-i-guess-now-im-going-to-have-to-be-happy-

with-only-90-of-the-stuff-i-wanted-trump-to-do-n2540292

(remove extra spaces)

Great read.



Yeah, this may be (let's see in 3 weeks) a lost battle,

but so far we're winning the war.

Ignore the mobys. Stick with Trump.

If nothing else, RGB is about to give us the opportunity for a new victory that will make their heads assplode.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (CRRq9)

17 Starbucks CEO.
....

Former.

And he can self fund. He's more left but is attacking both sides.

No way Dems win if he runs. He will be under IMMENSE pressure and threats.

Posted by: HA at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (MAstk)

18 Seriously, though: Does National Review need a parental advisory label?

I'm not sure I want my daughters reading about Roger Stone's anatomy.

Where's the Severe Catholic guy? Is he down with that kind of thing?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (cfSRQ)

19 I have heard it suggested that everyone should have a digital clock lapel pin or amulet on and visible in every shot when being interviewed by the MFM.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 26, 2019 11:24 AM (yQpMk)

20 I beat on my prayer drum for 8 minutes this morning while the coffee was brewing, - hoping that someone would show up with biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs, mimosas and bloody Marys.

Damn it! That griddle isn't going to make love to itself.

Posted by: Fritz at January 26, 2019 11:24 AM (wxZSX)

21 The "Covington Cowbell Mix" that Ace posted in the "Open Thread" last night is a lighthearted look at the event, and preserves some early feed:

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

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:24 AM (qdo54)

22
Weekend Ace?!?!

The Universe has gone Mad!!!!

It's a Madhouse!!!

A Madhouse!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (CRRq9)

23 Is there anything new on RBG? Why no photos of her in bed jauntily dressed in a hospital gown with lace collar, waving at the camera?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (kQs4Y)

24 Is NRO now only an 18+ web site?

I mean, I want my kids to learn conservatism, but I'm not sure it's age-appropriate material.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (cfSRQ)

25 Cab yoy hear the drums, Fridgenando?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (BJlbN)

26 Schultz on 60 Min tomorrow talking about possible Indy run in 2020.

Posted by: HA at January 26, 2019 11:16 AM (MAstk)

This might be a problem if he registers to vote all of those junkies using his company's bathrooms for shooting galleries.

SCHULTZ FOR SHOOTERS 2020!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (wYseH)

27 'We hear drums, drums in the deep. They are coming.'

Posted by: whitey bulger, from mephisto's spit-roast at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (ykYG2)

28 I mean, I want my kids to learn conservatism


==

How did you come to it ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (bUjCl)

29 sock off

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (ykYG2)

30 "They are in the story business, not the news business."

Truer words have never been typed.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (ey3Yt)

31 I have heard it suggested that everyone should have a digital clock
lapel pin or amulet on and visible in every shot when being interviewed
by the MFM.


Plus it's a stylish accessory!

Posted by: Flava Flav at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (sXe+b)

32 Gosh, NRO turned into Wonkette so slowly, I didn't notice!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (cfSRQ)

33 Will the next G-File be "The Conservative Case for Butt Stuff?"

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (cfSRQ)

34
A lot of people have been criticizing the Covington boys for not understanding that Nathan Phillips was praying for them from the moment he came among them beating on his drum,




Cool. So standing outside of an abortion clinic holding a cross two inches from the face of people going inside while praying for them is now acceptable.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (TAmPV)

35 I mean, I want my kids to learn conservatism, but I'm not sure it's age-appropriate material.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (cfSRQ)

Going to NRO to learn "conservatism" these days is like going to Hustler to learn modesty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (nPGq2)

36 10 - I am a mear clog in the machine but want to look very presentable.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (/rm4P)

37 How did you come to it ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (bUjCl)

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David Horowitz's "Heterodoxy" was still being published when I was in college.

I get the sarcasm, but that was one of the influences. The other was the lunacy all around my on campus. Drove me to the right.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:28 AM (cfSRQ)

38 34 Cool. So standing outside of an abortion clinic holding a cross two inches from the face of people going inside while praying for them is now acceptable.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (TAmPV)

Needs police whistles.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:28 AM (qdo54)

39 I am a mear clog in the machine but want to look very presentable.
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Then go Full Steampunk -- top hat, spats, and monocle.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (kQs4Y)

40 Went to see the Kodo Drummers of japan in 1993. Breathtaking.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (xiOrX)

41 Yeah, this may be (let's see in 3 weeks) a lost battle,

but so far we're winning the war.

Ignore the mobys. Stick with Trump.

If nothing else, RGB is about to give us the opportunity for a new victory that will make their heads assplode.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (CRRq9)

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I was pretty bummed yesterday after that deal announcement. Then, I reminded myself to look at what he has gotten done. I am now of the opinion that this move was just to strengthen his case for declaring a National Emergency on the border. The Dems think they are winning, and will give him nothing for border security. He will have exhausted all options to get this done legislatively.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (ffYR/)

42 Seriously, though: Does National Review need a parental advisory label?

I'm not sure I want my daughters reading about Roger Stone's anatomy.



Posted by:A H Lloyd
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Hell, there should be a parental advisory label on Cosmo Girl, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and Girl's Life.

Real trash.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (Y4EXg)

43 I am a mear clog in the machine but want to look very presentable.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (/rm4P)

Good idea.

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (bUjCl)

44 Cab yoy hear the drums, Fridgenando?

*blows nose*

Can you hear the drums, Fridgenando?
There was something in his hair that night
A MAGA hat Fridgenando
He was smirking hard at you and me
For liberty, Fridgenando

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (BJlbN)

45
Little Drummer, Oh Boy! - a limerick

If you encounter a drummer, beware
They'll distort the event with a flair
If y' hear rat-a-tap-tap
"Look ou! It's a trap!"
You don't want to get caught in the snare!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (m45I2)

46 Going to NRO to learn "conservatism" these days is like going to Hustler to learn modesty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (nPGq2)

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Hmmm, so like the old Abercrombie and Fitch catalog, "it's kind of porny in there."

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:30 AM (cfSRQ)

47 Neo discusses a post by William Jacobson on an ambush technique used by leftists who want to provoke you and/or create or shape a story. It would be a little hard to do it justice here, but follow the links and read about it.

I think it was pretty well summarized with that urinals cartoon in yesterday's Morning Rant.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/n%20phillips%2006.jpg

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:30 AM (c1fd7)

48 'We hear drums, drums in the deep. They are coming.'
Posted by: whitey bulger
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You and I travel to the beat of a different drum.

Posted by: Linda Ronstadt at January 26, 2019 11:30 AM (2ENQq)

49 You know who else had a drumstick?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:30 AM (m45I2)

50 28 I mean, I want my kids to learn conservatism
==
How did you come to it ?
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:26 AM (bUjCl)

Me, probably New Republic, when it was balanced, and CrossFire.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (qdo54)

51 Hell, there should be a parental advisory label on Cosmo Girl, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and Girl's Life.

Real trash.


Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2019 11:29 AM (Y4EXg)

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Right, so clearly NRO now regards them as "industry leaders" they need to emulate.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (cfSRQ)

52 Who is Schultz? Didn't he do the Peanuts cartoon ro something?
Posted by: lin-duh at January 26, 2019 11:18 AM (kufk0)

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Starbucks CEO.
Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:22 AM (ffYR/)

Name recognition alone should be worth 25%.....\s.

Posted by: BignJames at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (cxHbL)

53 I enjoy watching Orange Man Bad beat the media like a drum.

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (RKQ/v)

54 Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:23 AM (CRRq9)

Trump is doing all he can, but I don't think its a winnable war at this point.

Even with the Repubs in control of the House and Senate, we could not get any real change done.

Obamacare is still a law. Border is still a mess, and getting worse. We are still embroiled in multiple foreign wars.

And worse, the Politicization of the DOJ and FBI has continues to erode the confidence we, the people, have in Government itself.

Yes, there have been wins. Supreme Court is important. Tax relief was good. Getting rid of regulations and a couple of REALLY bad treaties helped.

But the simple fact is that Trump is getting no help at all from anyone in DC. He is still the outsider, and that is not going to change.

Posted by: Don Q at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

55 What do I think? I think the left has declared open season on our children.

And that has me trembling with rage.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:31 AM (ey3Yt)

56 Though we never thought that they could sue
There's no regrets
If I had to tweet the same again
I would my fiend Fridgenando

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:32 AM (BJlbN)

57 I was pretty bummed yesterday after that deal announcement. Then, I reminded myself to look at what he has gotten done. I am now of the opinion that this move was just to strengthen his case for declaring a National Emergency on the border. The Dems think they are winning, and will give him nothing for border security. He will have exhausted all options to get this done legislatively.



I want to fault Trump for not doing things the way I would, but in fairness, I'd have already issued my Proscription Lists and things would have gotten ugly, so it is probably best that I am not in charge.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 26, 2019 11:33 AM (yQpMk)

58
"Instead, we get repetitions of the current Drumbeat Parade."
Because it works. Lots of people think "hands up, don't shoot" really happened, and 6 months from now lots of people will think a Native American Vietnam Vet was mobbed by racist white kids. I can only hope they make a lot of money and cause a lot of pain with their lawsuits.

Posted by: I like cookies at January 26, 2019 11:33 AM (xxAFD)

59 Remember the woman activist (Shirley Teeter) in Asheville NC who grabbed, from behind, the arm of a man who was partially blind as he was being led by his wife out of a Trump rally.

When he turned to see who was grabbing him she fell/threw herself down and claimed he shoved her down. She made a police complaint and had him arrested until video showed he didn't do anything to her. But she got her story out first to the media.

This technique is taught in workshops all over.

Posted by: geoffb at January 26, 2019 11:33 AM (zOpu5)

60
Yeah, this may be (let's see in 3 weeks) a lost battle,
but so far we're winning the war.

Ignore the mobys. Stick with Trump.


PDT is on more solid footing today than he was two days ago as far as declaring a national emergency goes.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:34 AM (TAmPV)

61
"Oh beat the drums slowly and play the fife lowly;
Sing the Death March as you carry me along.
Take me to the valley, there lay the sod o'er me,
I'm a young injun and know I've done wrong."

Posted by: The Ghost of Lonesome Polecat at January 26, 2019 11:34 AM (2ENQq)

62 ace #8:
Great piece, KT. I usually go complete internet free on weekends so I don't see much on the blog (or anywhere else), but very good!

Well, all the best stuff here is on the weekends.

Uh, wait, I mean...

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:34 AM (c1fd7)

63 Neo doesn't think there is any action he could have taken once targeted by Nathan Phillips and his activist group that would have headed off criticism. What do you think?

There isn't anything anyone can do to head off criticism if the mob has decided to target you. The cultural marxists have been cultivating a hyper-critical culture that takes up all of our intellectual and moral energy. That way we have no time or energy to be truly wise or good.

Posted by: Emmie at January 26, 2019 11:34 AM (4HMW8)

64 You know, I could almost understand the left's attacks on their adult political opponents.

But children? CHILDREN???? This is the face of pure evil.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:35 AM (ey3Yt)

65 A lot of people have been criticizing the Covington boys for not understanding that Nathan Phillips was praying for them from the moment he came among them beating on his drum,




Cool. So standing outside of an abortion clinic holding a cross two inches from the face of people going inside while praying for them is now acceptable.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM (TAmPV)



Yeah, the drum in face thing was Pure !00% Sociopathy IMHO.

The kid did what any normal person would do which is smile,

and not give the obvious nutcase any reason to go further in his sociopathic display.

These people aren't that smart - this is obviously trying to turn normal human behavior into "fighting words"-

so that the next white male victim can be assaulted with impunity for deploying The Terrible Smirk of Privilege'.

Kevin Williamson (yeah, i know, I know) actually wrote a worthwhile column, where he pointed out that the Soviets desire to wipe out the kulaks could only happen because the kulaks never fought back and there were literally millions more kulaks than Soviet a-holes.

The progtards see us as kulaks who need to be wiped out. Will we allow them to do it?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:36 AM (CRRq9)

66 I am a mear clog in the machine but want to look very presentable.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 11:27 AM
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I think I saw you say it was for Jury Duty? If that's the case, business casual is fine. Just avoid jeans, t-shirts, sweats, sneakers, etc.

Now, if you're a defendant in a capital murder case, just have your attorney dress you, and buy some cover-up makeup for those tear tattoos.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (NtglE)

67 To learn conservatism start with 5 minute free lessons at Prager U

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (/rm4P)

68 Good column, KT!

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (qdo54)

69 There isn't anything anyone can do to head off criticism if the mob has decided to target you.
Posted by: Emmie
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There burns in me a white hot hatred for what has been done to Gen. Flynn.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (2ENQq)

70
There burns in me a white hot hatred for what has been done to Gen. Flynn.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (2ENQq)

same here

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:37 AM (BJlbN)

71 Uh, wait, I mean...

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:34 AM (c1fd7)

Ewoks are silent stalkers, and usually take their prey from behind...with a knife.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (wYseH)

72 Kevin Williamson (yeah, i know, I know) actually
wrote a worthwhile column, where he pointed out that the Soviets desire
to wipe out the kulaks could only happen because the kulaks never fought
back and there were literally millions more kulaks than Soviet a-holes.



The progtards see us as kulaks who need to be wiped out. Will we allow them to do it?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:36 AM (CRRq9)

---
Good thing we have guys like Williamson who will strongly defend us 72 hours after the firing squads have finished shooting.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (cfSRQ)

73 can one declare national emergency if government is on shutdown ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (bUjCl)

74 So in other words, KT, banging on the drum is just a form of cymbalism?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (m45I2)

75 64
You know, I could almost understand the left's attacks on their adult political opponents.

But children? CHILDREN???? This is the face of pure evil.


Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:35 AM (ey3Yt)

---Er, you know what they do to babies, right?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (cfSRQ)

76 Paris police now with police dogs.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (qdo54)

77 the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (Pg+x7)

78
Funny thing, I remember that movie critics absolutely savaged the film We Were Soldiers, accusing Mel Gibson of being racist because most of the scenes with the NVA troops had drum-dominant themes. Jungle drums is the phrase I remember them using repeatedly.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (eXA4G)

79 I drew a bold, wide, blood red line when those lefty scum scalp-hunted those teenagers.

Do not think for an instant i will take that stuff silently if it happens to my kid.
Fvck them. WAR

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - from my we todd did phone at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (lVyEh)

80 I've been told no Indian would hold up a sacred drum the way Dr. Phil did. Supposedly the underside of the drum contains the secret power residing within it. The drummer is to face the bottom toward himself, and never up high exposed. Dr Phil gives bad medicine

Posted by: oneilbox at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (rXsmY)

81 Just because I think Trump lost this battle doesn't mean I have abandoned Trump.

It does make me question a bit what is going on.

All the defenses I hear are well this was no win. Trump did start this. He must have thought he could win. What did he miss?

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (ZfRYq)

82 It's been quite a week. I've seen things I thought I'd never see. Broseidon conquered Jeopardy. The MSM covered the March For Life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

83 You know, I could almost understand the left's attacks on their adult political opponents.

But children? CHILDREN???? This is the face of pure evil.
Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:35 AM (ey3Yt)

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

They dare not attack those who can and would fight back. See Antifa. They choose soft targets, in safe for them environments only. Chief Shitting Bull was a paid agitator and did what he did very intentionally.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (ffYR/)

84 Muldoon #45:
...caught in the snare!...



That's how it's done.

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (c1fd7)

85 You know, I could almost understand the left's attacks on their adult political opponents.

But children? CHILDREN???? This is the face of pure evil.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:35 AM (ey3Yt)



It takes a village to destroy a child

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:41 AM (TAmPV)

86 82 It's been quite a week. I've seen things I thought I'd never see. Broseidon conquered Jeopardy. The MSM covered the March For Life.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

Melania won a defamation lawsuit.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:41 AM (qdo54)

87 80
I've been told no Indian would hold up a sacred drum the way Dr. Phil
did. Supposedly the underside of the drum contains the secret power
residing within it. The drummer is to face the bottom toward himself,
and never up high exposed. Dr Phil gives bad medicine

Posted by: oneilbox at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (rXsmY)

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Hmmm, so you're saying he's as good as sacred drumming as he was at being a Marine?


Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:41 AM (cfSRQ)

88 ... i suspect that a lot of what contemporary indians practice as native customs comes from hollywood.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:42 AM (Pg+x7)

89 the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (Pg+x7)

Maybe he was trying to sing "Hooked On A Feeling", but had forgotten all of it except the "ooga-chucka" part?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:42 AM (nPGq2)

90 There are people on this here very site with their hair of fire this week, seeing the whole world as crashing down around them.

So much uncertainty, and it's often difficult to articulate why one feels so uneasy around it. I want to summarize it this way:

The culture/political war that appears to be happening RIGHT NOW is real, and it will have profound effects. And... we don't know its outcome!

Of course we don't.

So all this stuff going on, as the events unfold, this sense of urgency some people feel, it's natural to want to crush your enemies, drive them before you, and listen to the lamentations of der vimminz.

But... it ain't gonna happen that way. So you have a choice: keep fighting, or give up.

Frankly, I think it does little good to pause and contemplate one's losses, but I understand the urge to do so. Battle strategy dictates that any pause you take should be filled with thinking about your next move, so if you are going to pause, and complain about Trump or how bad the left is treating you, or anything else, just consider whether your complaints help or hurt your cause, and then proceed accordingly.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 11:42 AM (cY3LT)

91 Call me when the little drummer boy gets as good as Gene Krupa.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:42 AM (ey3Yt)

92 That's how it's done.


*******


Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)

93 But speaking of indecency, would anyone here want to read Goldberg's column aloud to their kids to explain what's going on?

Even he admitted he had to bleep stuff out.

NRO - It's the Cinemax of Political Magazines.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:44 AM (cfSRQ)

94 The Paris police dogs have little metal clips between their ears.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:44 AM (qdo54)

95 Good thing we have guys like Williamson who will strongly defend us 72 hours after the firing squads have finished shooting.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (cfSRQ)



Eh, his next 86 columns will be pure tripe.

But, in this case, he was on target mostly.

So, for today Williamson deserves a pat on the head and extra raisins in his rice pudding.


I'm sure tomorrow will be different.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:44 AM (CRRq9)

96 glass half full analysis


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1088879935018713092.html

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (BJlbN)

97 Schultz on 60 Min tomorrow talking about possible Indy run in 2020.

Posted by: HA at January 26, 2019 11:16 AM

I don't care how many cups of coffee he drinks, he is not going to go faster than the cars.

Posted by: George Costanza at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (zmIJL)

98 76 Paris police now with police dogs.
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (qdo54)

The feedback loop of shoot/don't shoot is making their cop brains melt.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (ywNoU)

99 92 That's how it's done.


*******


Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)

Oh just stick it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 11:46 AM (ywNoU)

100 can one declare national emergency if government is on shutdown ?
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM
~~~~~

What a great question. Hmmm...

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 11:46 AM (NtglE)

101 the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (Pg+x7)

Maybe he was trying to sing "Hooked On A Feeling", but had forgotten all of it except the "ooga-chucka" part?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:42 AM (nPGq2)


Assuming the guy has the genetic authenticity (unlike the Ivy League Senatrix), I think the valid question to ask about any sort of gen-you-wine native American injun culture chanting/drum beating should be: Could I do that? Based on what I've seen on teevee and in movies, is that little number he's drumming there, with the chant, something I could do, when I was five?

If so, then it's bullshit.

There. We're done.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 11:46 AM (cY3LT)

102 I don't care how many cups of coffee he drinks, he is not going to go faster than the cars.

Posted by: George Costanza at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (zmIJL)

And he will have to make more pit stops.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:46 AM (nPGq2)

103
I don't care how many cups of coffee he drinks, he is not going to go faster than the cars.
Posted by: George Costanza at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (zmIJL)

I LOLed

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:46 AM (BJlbN)

104

Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)


I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)

105 A lot of people have been criticizing the Covington boys for not understanding that Nathan Phillips was praying for them...**********
Sorta like "keep your Rosaries off our ovaries", I guess.

Posted by: Old Dude at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (LGXGf)

106 Do not think for an instant i will take that stuff silently if it happens to my kid.

and, therein lies the problem, until it's one of our children we have no way to supercede another first they came for the _____, but, I wasn't a _____.

Posted by: slowdown at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (E+yET)

107 Off sock.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 26, 2019 11:48 AM (zmIJL)

108 I'm happy that the kid's parents hired that high powered lawyer in addition to the pro Bono guy

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:49 AM (BJlbN)

109 It's been quite a week. I've seen things I thought I'd never see. Broseidon conquered Jeopardy. The MSM covered the March For Life.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)


Prison rape is now fun again!

And now, time... to die.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 11:49 AM (cY3LT)

110 Eh, his next 86 columns will be pure tripe.



But, in this case, he was on target mostly.



So, for today Williamson deserves a pat on the head and extra raisins in his rice pudding.





I'm sure tomorrow will be different.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 11:44 AM (CRRq9)

---
Sorry, I give him zero credit. This is how they always play the game - punch right 9 out 10 times and then we forgive them when they finally give a decent defense.

Enough already. During the crisis he was AWOL and now, after the bodies have assumed room temperature, he's strutting around like Patton looking for a fight.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:49 AM (cfSRQ)

111 DUDES, YOU GOT BEAT ON JEOPARDY BY A MORON.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (ykYG2)

112 So anytime you might be accosted by lefties you need to have a buddy taking video, then when they are obnoxiously in your face smile/smirk and announce to them "smile you are on candid camera"? It is a good advice, but the commies will accost people in any setting these days.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (jUcoH)

113
Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)


I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)







You guys are a paradiddlers.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (eXA4G)

114 111 DUDES, YOU GOT BEAT ON JEOPARDY BY A MORON.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (ykYG2)

By our moron.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (qdo54)

115 Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)

-----------

Especially if it's full of cymbalism.

Posted by: bluebell at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (U5tDi)

116 CharlieBrown'sDildo #71:
Ewoks are silent stalkers, and usually take their prey from behind...with a knife.

But they have a terrific and forgiving sense of humor, right?

* stands behind the buffet, back to the wall *

Still preferable to having some foul-breathed, snaggletoothed old radical lunatic come up and beat a nasty drum in your face.

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (c1fd7)

117
"prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.


He was chanting the traditional Native American greeting

Hi-How-R-Ya

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (TAmPV)

118 Drum puns are a cymbal of white patriarchy wearing its high hat and grinning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (FXbwN)

119 Thanks. You just can't beat a good drum joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:43 AM (m45I2)


I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)


I have no skin in the game, but I think "snare" was already used.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 11:51 AM (cY3LT)

120 I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)

---
Don't let them convince you using bass-less logic.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:51 AM (cfSRQ)

121 Yeah slowdown, you have a valid point. i also will not take my kid to ashitjole place like d.c.

That scum is more than welcome to come try that shite in my home town.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - from my we todd did phone at January 26, 2019 11:51 AM (lVyEh)

122 Costanza @ 97
I laughed at that one. Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 11:52 AM (ey3Yt)

123 Ace still posting. Highly-motivated Ewok!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:52 AM (cfSRQ)

124 Don't let them convince you using bass-less logic.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:51 AM (cfSRQ)

Now, don't go getting all high-hat on us.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:53 AM (nPGq2)

125 musical jolly chimp #77:
the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.

Milady read that Snaggletooth said it was a song of the New Zealand tribesmen. Maoris, I guess.

Into which tribe, I'm sure, Chief Fixafridge was rightly adopted lest he be guilty of cultural appropriation.

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 11:53 AM (c1fd7)

126 I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)


..beat me to it...

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:55 AM (bUjCl)

127 126 I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM (TAmPV)


..beat me to it...
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:55 AM (bUjCl)

Just roll with it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 11:56 AM (ywNoU)

128 Yeah, taking video is the way to go, but I still prefer a good preemptive head shot. Ooh, is that too triggering for the snowflakes?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 11:56 AM (3sjI6)

129 Some say vigorously protesting on the mall is a cymbal of salvation. Others, - meh.

Posted by: Fritz at January 26, 2019 11:56 AM (wxZSX)

130 Goldberg is sinking fast, going from copying Ace to copying Podhoretz the Lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 11:57 AM (VaN/j)

131 From Twitter:

Reminder, more assets were deployed for Stone than to save lives in Benghazi.

-----@Noncon49285

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 11:57 AM (NtglE)

132 This thread is characterized by the grossest cymbalism.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 26, 2019 11:58 AM (zmIJL)

133 Good thing we have guys like Williamson who will strongly defend us 72 hours after the firing squads have finished shooting.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (cfSRQ)


Will steal. (Under the Goldberg rule.)

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 11:58 AM (VaN/j)

134
I have no skin in the game, but I think "snare" was already used.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 11:51 AM (cY3LT)


Well ain't that a kick in the Tom-tom

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:59 AM (TAmPV)

135 130
Goldberg is sinking fast, going from copying Ace to copying Podhoretz the Lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 11:57 AM (VaN/j)

---
You know, I'm just an obscure author and insignificant drone, but I have exactly zero work product I'd be ashamed of showing to my kids.

How about Jonah G.? Is he comfortable with reading that column to his little sprout?

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 12:00 PM (cfSRQ)

136 All those guys can go horsefuck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2019 12:00 PM (2/uDO)

137 i also will not take my kid to ashitjole place like d.c.

I won't either, but, it is a shame/criminal? that merely being a person with conservative values dictates where we and our families are safe to travel and enjoy without fear of being accosted.

Our country's capital is off limits to us if we in any way appear to be conservative. It's dangerous, and protecting our God given right to freedom may see us or our children chastised or arrested for no other crime than respecting the President of the United States of America.

Posted by: slowdown at January 26, 2019 12:01 PM (E+yET)

138 O/T

See...now this is how you can tell that a MoMe was successful.

https://tinyurl.com/ybdbcq8g

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2019 12:01 PM (cqNba)

139 136 All those guys can go horsefuck.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2019 12:00 PM (2/uDO)

Don't see how that relates to drumming.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 12:01 PM (ywNoU)

140
So in other words, KT, banging on the drum is just a form of cymbalism?
Posted by: Muldoon at January 26, 2019 11:38 AM (m45I2)


that's not cimbolism, This is Cimbolism

https://youtu.be/dbV3OR_AGYU


Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 12:02 PM (mUa7G)

141 I"'ll put on my high hat when talking about drumming.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (2/uDO)

142 glass half full analysis


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1088879935018713092.html
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 11:45 AM (BJlbN)

The only drawback is what do the idiots see? There is a constant propaganda war designed to sway independents and undecided. None of this will change the minds of the mindless left or the Trumpian right. And, unfortunately, those idiots that are still undecided at this point are looking to jump directly into the snowflake and "principled conservative" camp because they are limited in their ability to think for themselves. I give Trump the benefit of the doubt. However, I'll have to wait 4 weeks to see if he made the smart move or if he will be determined to have lost.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (3sjI6)

143 I made a big mistake this AM. Read the whole content from yesterday, to catch up, the day after surgery. Sometimes laughter is NOT the best of medicines.

I do have a question. I don't really get the opiod addiction thing. In the past 24 hours I have taken 4 oxycodone pills (which is less than I was told to take). Other than cutting pain, I don't get any boost out of it, no buzz or high at all. So, unless one is fighting chronic pain, why get addicted?

Or is my reaction unusual?

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (VaN/j)

144 Maybe Jonah is a closet para-diddler.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:04 PM (NtglE)

145 There are a whole Kettle full of drum puns here

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:04 PM (/rm4P)

146 IrishEi, oh that is great. I've been thinking that for a LIV barely leftist, a good point might be something like "can you believe the CIA etc getting away with running weapons to jihadi groups and mexican cartels?, why aren't folks in prison for this yada yada" Then when they agree say "well I think they wound it down after the Benghazi fiasco, and destroyed a lot of the evidence between Nov 8 2016 and Jan 21 2017 when Trump was sworn in."

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:04 PM (jUcoH)

147 Or is my reaction unusual?
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM
~~~~~

It has never helped me, and now I can't keep it down anyway.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:05 PM (NtglE)

148 All those guys can go horsefuck.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2019 12:00 PM (2/uDO)

Really? They have to fuck Crazy Eyes-Horse Teeth? Or John Kerry?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:05 PM (3sjI6)

149 >>>Don't see how that relates to drumming.<<<

If you're not double kick drumming your fat, marshmallow ass over the goal line into the NRO Hall of Fame, you just might be named Jonah.

Or something.

Posted by: Fritz at January 26, 2019 12:05 PM (wxZSX)

150 77 the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (Pg+x7)


I've wondered about that too. I've not seen a translation, anywhere. And it reminded me of the funeral scene in "The Serial". (A pretty good movie of its sort; shows Marin earlier in the decline.)

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:06 PM (VaN/j)

151 Yeah. What Fritz said.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (2/uDO)

152 Well, does anyone suspect that the crats and the rinos are wheeling and dealing with each other to prevent the president from giving an emergency order, a state of the union address, and shutting down the government again?

Posted by: Martell at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (6Tbgc)

153 I do have a question. I don't really get the opiod addiction thing. In the past 24 hours I have taken 4 oxycodone pills (which is less than I was told to take). Other than cutting pain, I don't get any boost out of it, no buzz or high at all. So, unless one is fighting chronic pain, why get addicted?

Or is my reaction unusual?
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (VaN/j)

Not unusual. Everyone has a different reaction to opioids. The addictive quality is the euphoria it produces in a certain subset of people. You are not that susceptible to that feeling.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (3sjI6)

154 this cheers me up


Bill Mitchell
@mitchellvii
9th Circuit does not have standing to block declaration of a National Emergency. This is not an EO. This is settled law passed by Congress and enforced for decades.

They would have to declare the "National Emergencies Act" unconstitutional. Impossible.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (BJlbN)

155

Shall I play for you
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

https://youtu.be/lSttPLaTx_M

Posted by: Chief Butterfly at January 26, 2019 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

156 I do have a question. I don't really get the opiod
addiction thing. In the past 24 hours I have taken 4 oxycodone pills
(which is less than I was told to take). Other than cutting pain, I
don't get any boost out of it, no buzz or high at all. So, unless one is
fighting chronic pain, why get addicted?



Or is my reaction unusual?

Posted by: Eeyore
-----
Everyone is different and has differing reactions to medications.

I have an unusually high tolerance to most drugs, especially those used for anesthesia. The amounts needed when I need general anesthesia normally would kill a horse.

You may be the same.

Others can just walk near an opioid and are hooked.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2019 12:08 PM (Y4EXg)

157 Eeyore - Had ACL surgery long ago, was told take the pain medication. Took it once, it had no effect I needed and never took it again.
Its only my opinion but think addiction is a matter of you can or can't.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:09 PM (/rm4P)

158 Wanted some drums so I put on Deaf Forever.

Not soothing or peaceful.

"Standing stone...
Skull and bone...
Give witness
To the unseen fight.

Beat the drum
Beat the drum

Beat forever
On the endless March."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 12:09 PM (5aX2M)

159 Pushing the narrative that Trump has ignited a firestorm of white racism across the country requires a continual flow of stories making that point, regardless of accuracy or context. . .

We have to do that! Otherwise black people might notice that they are doing better economically under Trump than at any other time in American history!

Without 90% black support, the Democratic party is sunk!

Posted by: The Media at January 26, 2019 12:09 PM (I2/tG)

160 Bang the drum?

We prefer bang the gong, get it on.

Posted by: T Rex at January 26, 2019 12:10 PM (DMUuz)

161 Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

She may be incoherent and senile but damn what a set of balls on her.

This is how you win at politics.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (2BZey)

162 >>>Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Wasn't that a Ginger & Fred song?
"You say Yamato I say Yamamoto, let's call the whole thing off."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (/qEW2)

163 the "prayer song" phillips was singing sounded suspiciously like something from a generic western. it would be interesting to find out where that originated. betcha it wasn't from his tribe.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 26, 2019 11:39 AM (Pg+x7)

I've wondered about that too. I've not seen a translation, anywhere. And it reminded me of the funeral scene in "The Serial". (A pretty good movie of its sort; shows Marin earlier in the decline.)
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:06 PM (VaN/j)

More White smirking. You have offended us by describing moving pictures of the oppression of The People by referring to them as Westerns. We prefer Toward Setting Suns.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (3sjI6)

164 Back from rummaging around in the sidebar.

ace, I love it when you take on that mealy-mouthed Tapper. Please keep him in your sights.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (ey3Yt)

165 Bill Mitchell
@mitchellvii
9th Circuit does not have standing to block declaration of a National Emergency. This is not an EO. This is settled law passed by Congress and enforced for decades.

They would have to declare the "National Emergencies Act" unconstitutional. Impossible.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (BJlbN)

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Yep. Bathhouse Barry declared 8 of them during his reign of error. This doesn't mean they won't try just to play for time, but this should go to SCOTUS on a rocket docket if the attempt is made.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 12:12 PM (ffYR/)

166 >>>ace, I love it when you take on that mealy-mouthed Tapper. Please keep him in your sights.


will do, attacking him is my favorite thing ever. He's such a shitheel. I really do want to do a book of the DMs of Jake Tapper, I just need to get the other people to give me permission.

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 12:13 PM (PbpT7)

167 The addictive quality is the euphoria it produces in a certain subset of people. You are not that susceptible to that feeling.

The few times I've had opioids after minor surgery, I've been completely bored, with zero desire to repeat the experience.

I'm very grateful for that.

On the other hand, I have two close friends - smart, hard working, well educated - who have been addicted to narcotics.

There are definitely people who are susceptible to being addicted to narcotics, and others who are not.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 26, 2019 12:14 PM (I2/tG)

168 Or is my reaction unusual?
Posted by: Eeyore


It doesn't do anything for me except make me nauseous. doesn't do a thing for the pain.

from my perspective, how can anyone get hooked on feeling like they need to barf?

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at January 26, 2019 12:14 PM (8ZeGS)

169 I wrote above that Milady thought she had seen Snaggletooth say his song was Maori. Then she said she couldn't find the source.

She got it slightly mixed up. Hard to search on Nathan Phillips New Zealand, especially with "Nathan Phillips Vocal Studio" in NZ, among other unrelated Nathan Phillipses. But I found this:


https://www.apnews.com/90c35b0e3b1f41abbcb28eef7cf4bd9a

A terrible piece of writing, long on Chief Fixafridge's lies, little on the kids. But does have this:

Sandmann wrote that the students were called "racists," "bigots," "white crackers" and "incest kids" by the third group. He said a teacher chaperone gave the students permission to begin their school chants "to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group."

One of those chants, however, is what led Phillips and Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes, to approach the youths.

It was a haka - a war dance of New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture, made famous by the country's national rugby team. Frejo, who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, told the AP in a phone interview that he felt the students were mocking the dance. ...

Sandmann said he heard no student chant anything beyond school spirit chants, and that he hadn't even been aware of the Native American group until Phillips approached him....


Chief queasy ink? Seriously?

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 12:14 PM (c1fd7)

170 Main action item: if you are ever in a position where you may encounter hostile leftists, have video running before you encounter them.
...
"Immediately after I granted that the IDW was a 'tribe' I qualified my comment by stating that it's a tribe that coalesces around free speech, due process & scientific methods, not immutable characteristics, but that point was cut (?!?)"


There is no excuse for conservatives to be so naive and clueless as to keep falling for this.

Jon Stewart has done this numerous times. Katie Couric has done it. It's SOP for the MSM.

We really are the party of stupid if we remain oblivious to this tactic. WTF is wrong with our side?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 12:15 PM (/qEW2)

171 Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

She may be incoherent and senile but damn what a set of balls on her.

This is how you win at politics.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (2BZey)

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I understand that you have a need to be a relentlessly negative Eeyore, but nobody has won anything yet. We find out on or about 2/15 who won what.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 12:16 PM (ffYR/)

172 will do, attacking him is my favorite thing ever.
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 12:13 PM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Wm. Kristol, B. Shapiro, & B. Stetler at January 26, 2019 12:16 PM (DMUuz)

173 If the MAGA kids had had drums, it would have been like the Nazis bombing Pearl Harbor again.

This controversy, like all these phony media controversies, is just Home Team Rah-Rah insignificant shit.

The true issue that comes along with it is Media and Social Media turning into barbarian witch hunts with no consequences. That's the limit of the societal questions involved.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 26, 2019 12:16 PM (96e/h)

174 "...well I think they wound it down after the Benghazi fiasco, and destroyed a lot of the evidence between Nov 8 2016 and Jan 21 2017 when Trump was sworn in."
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:04 PM
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That's a great talking point and a great approach. But I think most of the left are too far gone.

Remember, conservatives are not allowed to talk politics! Only libs are!!! When one of my lib friends says something derogatory about PDT, other libs will chuckle and agree while my conservative friends just sit there with mouths shut (or maybe giving a slight eye-roll glance to another con.) Any time I have tried to offer a counterpoint, there's an immediate chorus of, "Oh no no no, let's not talk politics."

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:17 PM (NtglE)

175 Speaking of sidebars, you have a link to the National Review Online. Why take a chance on someone giving them click count?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:17 PM (3sjI6)

176 Lurker, Pelosi's jumping the shark with her intransigence on the SOTU. I think Trump figured out she wasn't going to allow him in her chamber no matter how what, so he engineered the temporary reopening of the government. Remember, Pelosi used the excuse of the shutdown to deny him access. He took that excuse off the table.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 12:17 PM (ey3Yt)

177 There are definitely people who are susceptible to being addicted to narcotics, and others who are not.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 26, 2019 12:14 PM (I2/tG)

I've been taking hydrocodone for years for osteoartritis...it knocks the edge off the pain and constipates me....that's all. My doc sez it sends some folks over the moon....not me.

Posted by: BignJames at January 26, 2019 12:18 PM (cxHbL)

178 will do, attacking him is my favorite thing ever. He's such a shitheel. I really do want to do a book of the DMs of Jake Tapper, I just need to get the other people to give me permission.

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 12:13 PM (PbpT7)


Can't you invoke the Goldberg rule?

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:18 PM (VaN/j)

179
Sandmann wrote that the students were called "racists," "bigots," "white crackers" and "incest kids" by the third group. He said a teacher chaperone gave the students permission to begin their school chants "to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group."


Who cares? that's old news! Didn't you hear Roger Stone has been indicted and it's finally curtains for Trump

Posted by: #FakeNews at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

180 Now I'm going to have to watch Drumline again.

https://youtu.be/xj1LcmBJMPA

Posted by: Bert G at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (OMsf+)

181 It was a haka - a war dance of New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture, made famous by the country's national rugby team. Frejo, who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, told the AP in a phone interview that he felt the students were mocking the dance. ...

What the? Native Americans are allowed to appropriate a Maori war chant, which has zero to do with Native American culture, and its disrespectful if you then mock the fact that Native Americans are pretending that they are Polynesians?

This is gibberish. Professional "Activist" Indians.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (I2/tG)

182 Or is my reaction unusual?
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (VaN/j)

Not unusual. Everyone has a different reaction to opioids. The addictive quality is the euphoria it produces in a certain subset of people. You are not that susceptible to that feeling.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (3sjI6)


Whether one experiences a sensation of euphoria or not, opioids hit your brain a certain way, and WILL become addictive if you take too many of them for too long.

What is too many/too long?

Indeed.

So while most people who are prescribed opioids for short term relief of pain needn't worry about becoming an addict, it's a good idea to pay attention to how and when you are dosing, because even if you aren't enjoying the sensation, your brain is... learning.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (cY3LT)

183 I really enjoy the thread before the gardening thread. It's one of my weekend favorites.

Just thought I'd mention that.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (unMrP)

184 I still think Trump can (perhaps already is) have agencies direct funds towards wall construction w/o any national emergency declaration. The EPA should declare that all the litter and unmanaged human feces are a problem for sensitive desert habitat and construct the slatted at the bottom (butterfly access) solid at top to hinder humans climbing barrier across federal parks and wilderness areas and any BLM segments. DOD should declare that with the cartel situation Mexico cannot be relied on to stay a peaceful neighbor so barriers are needed, plus we need to train in how to quickly erect effective barriers. DOEd should fund some walls because teachers are being overwhelmed. DOEnergy should build some experimental solar walls to test feasibility because a large high-rise hasn't got enough roof area to power itself.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (jUcoH)

185 176.
True. But the unknown (or certainty perhaps) is the back stabbing rinos in the senate and Congress.

Posted by: Martell at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (6Tbgc)

186 Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

She may be incoherent and senile but damn what a set of balls on her.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM (2BZey)

No, that's Obama's husband.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 26, 2019 12:20 PM (3sjI6)

187 I'll not allow myself toget snared into another pun thread
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 11:47 AM

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..beat me to it...
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 11:55 AM

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Just roll with it.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 11:56 AM


Make y'all a sandwich?

Posted by: Tim Pani-ni at January 26, 2019 12:20 PM (DMUuz)

188
Can't you invoke the Goldberg rule?

by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:18 PM (VaN/j)


There's no going back once the Goldberg rule has been invoked

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:20 PM (TAmPV)

189 "Your dance moves look Hakey..."

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:20 PM (bUjCl)

190 >>>noting that the High Priests of the Left are going after Christianity, quoted C.S. Lewis

As with much else in CSL's writings, I understand passages that were either mystifying or else seemed doubtful to me as to their truth. I'd like to say he's prophetic, but it's more likely he observed flaws that were always there. The left has just become more blatant about wearing them on their sleeve.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

191 118 Drum puns are a cymbal of white patriarchy wearing its high hat and grinning.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (FXbwN)

I'm just going to brush that one off.

Posted by: Leonidas at January 26, 2019 12:21 PM (MwFQu)

192 They would have to declare the "National Emergencies Act" unconstitutional. Impossible.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM

Here, Hold My Beer.

Posted by: the 9th Circuit at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM (k1TUh)

193 Wrote a few times Nancy had set the precedent that the SOTU cannot go on until the Speaker of the House says it should happen.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM (/rm4P)

194 I don't understand what all the fuss is about this SOTOKU. It's just a numbers puzzle that's kind of like a crossword. It's popular with people, sure, but why can't the president be like Obama, and goof off in the Oval Office all day doing his puzzles and picking his March Sadness? Why does it have to be in the well of the House? (squats to do territorial pee on carpet) What?

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi is confused at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM (zmIJL)

195 157 Eeyore - Had ACL surgery long ago, was told take the pain medication. Took it once, it had no effect I needed and never took it again.
Its only my opinion but think addiction is a matter of you can or can't.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:09 PM (/rm4P)


Well, it does cut the pain, so I'll use it. But not as much as they recommend, and as I say, there's no high. It does make me a bit dumber, or at least feel slower.

In fact, I don't recall ever getting a pleasurable feeling from any medical drug. Booze, yes. And yes, in the 70s, I did inhale. The physical feeling I liked, but not the knowledge that I was making no sense. Unlike alcohol, which made us all feel brilliant.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM (VaN/j)

196
118 Drum puns are a cymbal of white patriarchy wearing its high hat and grinning.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (FXbwN)

I'm just going to brush that one off.


Posted by: Leonidas at January 26, 2019 12:21 PM (MwFQu)


Won't even miss a beat

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:23 PM (TAmPV)

197 Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM
~~~~~

Did she actually say this?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:23 PM (NtglE)

198 Well, it's over.

Maggie Haberman
@maggieNYT
Privately, several veterans of Trump's 2016 effort say either that they can't see his road to 270 right now, or that they think he can but he needs a course correction, and he is squandering time

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It's going to be an early night.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (+y/Ru)

199 Drum puns are a cymbal of white patriarchy wearing its high hat and grinning.



Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:50 AM (FXbwN)



I'm just going to brush that one off.





Posted by: Leonidas at January 26, 2019 12:21 PM (MwFQu)





Won't even miss a beat

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:23 PM (TAmPV)

It's a Pearl of wisdom. I'm going to frame it so I can read it all the Tama.

Posted by: Bert G at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (OMsf+)

200 Wahoo! Quoted in the sidebar!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (cfSRQ)

201
Did she actually say this?


Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:23 PM (NtglE)


He's a troll

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (TAmPV)

202 (squats crouches to do territorial pee on carpet)
Posted by: Nancy Pelosi is confused at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM


FIFY. Unlike the Notorious RBG, the Nance doesn't workout, much less do leg day.

Posted by: The GAINZZ Thread at January 26, 2019 12:25 PM (DMUuz)

203 Well prety much done with my work today...Think I might drive to the big Exchange on mainside. Maybe I can get a great deal on a drum?

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:25 PM (m8J9w)

204 People who actually know how to do the haka, as opposed to Native American frauds:

https://tinyurl.com/y9g2l6ml

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 26, 2019 12:25 PM (I2/tG)

205 Wrote a few times Nancy had set the precedent that the SOTU cannot go on until the Speaker of the House says it should happen.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:22 PM (/rm4P)

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This only applies to the venue of the House. Nanzi can not stop PDT from giving the speech. In fact, either a written or verbal SOTU is constitutionally mandated.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 12:25 PM (ffYR/)

206 Alright, listening to motorhead tears it.

I was going to do chores, but I guess it's going to have to be one of those "heavy metal, day-drinking, and screwin' chicks" days, once everyone's off to gardening.

Oh well.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 12:25 PM (5aX2M)

207 Is Ringo a peace maker?

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:26 PM (m8J9w)

208 Is Ringo a peace maker?
Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:26 PM


Signs point to no.

Posted by: Paul and John's Magic 8-Ball at January 26, 2019 12:27 PM (DMUuz)

209 True. But the unknown (or certainty perhaps) is the back stabbing rinos in the senate and Congress.

Posted by: Martell at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (6Tbgc)

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Lots of those were purged during November. All the ones that "retired," for example.

Caucus is much more Trump-friendly than it was.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 12:27 PM (cfSRQ)

210 Trump knows a judge will block the emergency declaration, which is why he's done all he can to avoid using it. And counting on a Roberts led scotus to overturn the judge...... yeah good luck with that. Which is why Pelosi won't give him anything, she has no reason to.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:27 PM (X2IU0)

211 Wahoo! Quoted in the sidebar!
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd


㈇ 👌

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:27 PM (bUjCl)

212
One of the Black Hebrew types pointed at the kids and said ''y'all future school shooters''.

* record scratch *

Can anyone point to *any* Catholic School which has had a school shooting? I'm pretty damn sure I'd recall if it happened.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 12:28 PM (jYje5)

213 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (+y/Ru)

Isn't she one of those who is going to be sued for defamation?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 26, 2019 12:28 PM (uquGJ)

214 👍

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:28 PM (bUjCl)

215
A lot of people have been criticizing the Covington boys for not
understanding that Nathan Phillips was praying for them...**********
Sorta like "keep your Rosaries off our ovaries", I guess.
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Good one!

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 26, 2019 12:29 PM (MIKMs)

216 Ace, you magnificent Ewok, if you're still reading, check out my "Man of Destiny" books. I bet you'd really like them. Alternate take on Star Wars prequels - the way it should have been. Other morons seem to like them.

Link in the sig.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 12:29 PM (cfSRQ)

217 "Or is my reaction unusual?"

By my second day after surgery, I was getting more and more anxious for the euphoric siren song of escaping the pain.

Mrs VIA finally told me that I was taking an opioid.

Threw it out right then and there.

For those of us who can hear the song it sings, it's downright scary how you want to respond to it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 26, 2019 12:30 PM (cqNba)

218
Lots of those were purged during November. All the ones that "retired," for example.


The air seems a little fresher without Corker and Flake stinking the place up.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:30 PM (TAmPV)

219 Isn't she one of those who is going to be sued for defamation?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 26, 2019 12:28 PM (uquGJ)


Yes. From the voluminous sidebar:

https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/ 1089199099465748485

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

220
The air seems a little fresher without Corker and Flake stinking the place up.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:30 PM (TAmPV)

Helloooo there.

Posted by: Senator Mittens at January 26, 2019 12:31 PM (vLWcc)

221 Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:11 PM
~~~~~

Did she actually say this?

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Nanzi yesterday:

Nancy Pelosi
@SpeakerPelosi
What does Putin have on @realDonaldTrump, politically, personally or financially?

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Deja vu all over again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:31 PM (+y/Ru)

222 Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM (unMrP)

I've noticed that you've put a real effort into showing gratitude and appreciation for others this last week or so. I'm very happy to see you taking a proactive step that leads away from the chasm.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 26, 2019 12:32 PM (uquGJ)

223 He's a troll
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM
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Ahh. Thanks for the heads-up.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2019 12:32 PM (NtglE)

224 So people keep asserting that Trump is responsible for the first shutdown. Is he? And will that change with the inevitable second shutdown?

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 12:33 PM (ey3Yt)

225 I Mueller investigating the Covington kids, parent and school yet? A 5 AM SWAT raid to seize all their records and computers would teach them a lesson. Doubtless there would be plenty of FBI agents willing to volunteer for this dangerous mission.

Posted by: Ripley at January 26, 2019 12:33 PM (MxEKc)

226 Lurking Lurker #161:
Pelosi still won't let Trump do the Sotu next week.

She may be incoherent and senile but damn what a set of balls on her.

This is how you win at politics.


Seriously? By being venal, petty, and rude?

And I don't think Nan will ever be able to claim the hashtag #winning. She has won nothing. She will win nothing but increasing disdain. The master negotiator has not lost.

Just MHO.

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 12:33 PM (c1fd7)

227 Emphasis mine. As I recall, Glenn Reynolds suggests from time to time
that people should insist on doing their own recording when interviewed
by media.
=================================
From what I've seen, when conservative politicians insist that their staff be allowed to video tape an interview, the MSM producer/director cancels the interview. The MSM insists on controlling the narrative and the narrative is invariably hostile to the conservative message.

Posted by: mrp at January 26, 2019 12:33 PM (Pqytn)

228 Isn't she one of those who is going to be sued for defamation?

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Probably.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:33 PM (+y/Ru)

229 Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:19 PM

I like this approach. "Look, we just discovered that the Mexican Jumping Bean Desert Frog native habitat, located just south of the border, is being destroyed by the human populations passing through."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 26, 2019 12:34 PM (zmIJL)

230 The air seems a little fresher without Corker and Flake stinking the place up.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:30 PM (TAmPV)

Helloooo there.
Posted by: Senator Mittens at January 26, 2019 12:31 PM (vLWcc)


Yeah, I am finding it hard to be satisfied with Kristen "Cottage Cheese Thighs" Sinema running around the Senate chamber... and now flanked by the losing loser who lost to her.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2019 12:34 PM (cY3LT)

231 Ruptley Paris feed is showing that the French are now mounting the trash bin.

And participating in the Gallic pasttime of gathering in knots in front of the riot police and having an argument.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 12:34 PM (mUa7G)

232 Trump knows a judge will block the emergency declaration, which is why he's done all he can to avoid using it. And counting on a Roberts led scotus to overturn the judge...... yeah good luck with that. Which is why Pelosi won't give him anything, she has no reason to.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 26, 2019 12:27 PM (X2IU0)

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

Bill Mitchell
@mitchellvii
9th Circuit does not have standing to block declaration of a National Emergency. This is not an EO. This is settled law passed by Congress and enforced for decades.

They would have to declare the "National Emergencies Act" unconstitutional. Impossible.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 26, 2019 12:07 PM (BJlbN)

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 12:34 PM (ffYR/)

233 Mr. Phillips was adopted by white people at age 5 when he mother abandoned him.

Mr. Phillips was raised by white people from the age of 5 until he joined the Marines at age 17.

It appears Mr. Phillips has been in trouble all his life an now has learned how to turn trouble making into a profession.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 26, 2019 12:35 PM (ePWRo)

234 Love all the drums!! Would love to play taiko drums. We go to Ginzafest most summers for the awesome drumming. Last time we went, there were so many young drummers - awesome that they are embracing both the traditional taiko and fusing it with modern music.

Wish I had any kind of rhythm. I'm an okay dancer, though I have to have a couple of drinks to overcome the stage fright.

But musically, nah. Always admire those who do.


Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 12:35 PM (XoAz8)

235 Sean Spicier is stirring up trouble.

Sean Spicier
@sean_spicier
Venezuela's President Maduro said he will no longer recognize US government authority...so I guess he's a Democrat now

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:36 PM (+y/Ru)

236 Nancy Pelosi
@SpeakerPelosi
What does Putin have on @realDonaldTrump, politically, personally or financially?


Good point. We need an FBI investigation into all of Nancy's business dealings, and those of her husband, stretching back decades.

How did Nancy get so flipping rich in public office?

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 26, 2019 12:36 PM (I2/tG)

237
Mr. Phillips was adopted by white people at age 5 when he mother abandoned him.

Obama syndrome

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 12:36 PM (aKsyK)

238 Well, it's over.

Maggie Haberman
@maggieNYT
Privately, several veterans of Trump's 2016 effort say either that they can't see his road to 270 right now, or that they think he can but he needs a course correction, and he is squandering time

-
It's going to be an early night.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM

Maggie's got other things to worry about right now. Like getting sued for libel by the Covington kids.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 26, 2019 12:37 PM (zmIJL)

239 200 Wahoo! Quoted in the sidebar!
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at January 26, 2019 12:24 PM (cfSRQ)

Whoo-hoo! How 'bout choo?

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 12:37 PM (qdo54)

240
Nancy Pelosi
@SpeakerPelosi
What does Putin have on @realDonaldTrump, politically, personally or financially?


She says this the day after Trump kicks Putin in the nuts by declaring Putin's buddy Maduro illegitimate and recognizing Guaido as the rightful president of Venezuela.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:38 PM (TAmPV)

241 Ripley # 224

I know that was intended as amusing snark. Wish I could've laughed.

But it cut too close to the bone.

Posted by: creeper at January 26, 2019 12:39 PM (ey3Yt)

242

Was there an election in Venezuela or did Guaido just declare himself the new boss?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 12:39 PM (aKsyK)

243 Actually, those concerned about addiction, should perhaps limit visits to AOSHQ. At least, I find it more habit forming than anything except maybe coffee. I had to drive to an earlier test completely fasting, and I was worried. I had literally never in my life driven without any coffee. Ever.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:40 PM (VaN/j)

244 Q: How do you know there's a drummer at your front door?
A: The knocking speeds up.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at January 26, 2019 12:40 PM (UFgOG)

245 Still way too many DIABLOS. RINO doesn't really seem to fit as a large chunk of the GOP seems to agree with a lot of the commiecrat agenda. They never even sent any ACA repeal acts to Barky to be vetoed or even to the senate to be blocked. The halfway serious one repeated so much of the ACA crap that its probably good it was blocked.

We can't even get conservative writers to make the case that what would make drugs more affordable is having the patients paying X% for everything up to a deductible for the very expensive chemo and things and mandating that doctors prescribe a drug type rather than a specific name and letting the patient decide what is the best bang for their buck, or if they just want the slightly more effective for them drug at the higher price. No its just BS like "should we allow states or agencies to say they are only going to pay Canada drug prices?"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:40 PM (jUcoH)

246 235 Sean Spicier is stirring up trouble.

Sean Spicier
@sean_spicier
Venezuela's President Maduro said he will no longer recognize US government authority...so I guess he's a Democrat now
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:36 PM (+y/Ru)


That means Maduro is moving left.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:41 PM (VaN/j)

247 Was there an election in Venezuela or did Guaido just declare himself the new boss?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 12:39 PM (aKsyK)


Apparently the "Congress" down there has the authority to remove the President and install a new one without an Eelctoin...kinda what the dems up here are trying to do

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:42 PM (m8J9w)

248 The ARC of History #181:
What the? Native Americans are allowed to appropriate a Maori war chant, which has zero to do with Native American culture, and its disrespectful if you then mock the fact that Native Americans are pretending that they are Polynesians?

This is gibberish. Professional "Activist" Indians.


In case I was unclear, my reading is, it was one of Chief AWOL's associates who was claiming he was offended that a bunch of Catholic High School kids from Kentucky were mockingly doing native Maori chants. Happens all the time.

♪ "On, Maori! On Maori! fight on for her fame.
Fight, fellows, fight, fight, fight, we'll win this game." ♪

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 12:42 PM (c1fd7)

249 That means Maduro is moving left.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:41 PM (VaN/j)


No moving to Cuba or Argentina soon

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:43 PM (m8J9w)

250 Looks like they're burning a police motorcycle.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 12:43 PM (qdo54)

251
Sean Spicier @sean_spicier
Venezuela's President Maduro said he will no longer recognize US government authority...so I guess he's a Democrat now Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 26, 2019 12:36 PM (+y/Ru)

This is why I've never liked Spicier, It's former president Maduro you dumbass.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:44 PM (TAmPV)

252 ace - if you're still here - I assume you sometimes review KT's Saturday stuff? I mean see it, like today. Always outstanding.


There's a reason many observers call this one of the best places on the web. The weekend and cob stuff together with yours makes quite a package.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 12:44 PM (QDnY+)

253 243 Actually, those concerned about addiction, should perhaps limit visits to AOSHQ. At least, I find it more habit forming than anything except maybe coffee. I had to drive to an earlier test completely fasting, and I was worried. I had literally never in my life driven without any coffee. Ever.
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:40 PM (VaN/j)

Seconded.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 12:44 PM (qdo54)

254 Every time something like the Covington thing happens, conservatives must insist on pointing out that in determining who is right or wrong in a confrontation, all that matters is people's actions. But for leftists the primary factors are always irrelevant things. Skin color, genetalia, religious affiliation, etc.

Break out the old ExJon chart:
https://ricochet.com/286636/archives/media-narrative-chart/

Force the left to say what they will occasionally admit: they think minorities can't be racist. And even further, that they think they can do no wrong. So the hoax hate crimes aren't even necessary. Go straight to the bashing of white male Christians. Stop pretending you're a neutral referee adhering to a rule book that applies to both sides. You are arbitrarily picking sides and ignore the fouls of one and call fake penalties on the other.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 12:45 PM (/qEW2)

255 "The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! . . "

Heh heh heh. And yet Jim Accoster gets a book deal. Perhaps he should title it How I Singlehandedly Destroyed The WH Press Briefing For ALL Reporters. In a room full of jackasses, his bray went to eleventy!!?!

And then they will all buy his book. He should use small words.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 26, 2019 12:45 PM (Z4rgH)

256 Maduro can't move anymore Left except to open the Gulags

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:46 PM (/rm4P)

257 Nobody will ever intimidate me into giving up my beloved Maori chants.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 12:47 PM (YsN7f)

258 Q: How do you know there's a drummer at your front door?
A: The knocking speeds up.


==

What's the last thing a drummer says in a band ?
"Hey guys, why don't we try one of my songs ?"

Posted by: Pete Best at January 26, 2019 12:47 PM (bUjCl)

259 I do have a question. I don't really get the opiod addiction thing. In the past 24 hours I have taken 4 oxycodone pills (which is less than I was told to take). Other than cutting pain, I don't get any boost out of it, no buzz or high at all. So, unless one is fighting chronic pain, why get addicted?

Or is my reaction unusual?
Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:03 PM (VaN/j)
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Your reaction is similar to mine. The times I've had surgery, I've taken the pain meds as prescribed and had no effect other than pain relief. OTOH, the times they've given me injected morphine (kidney stones), I felt absolutely horrible for a few minutes after it was administered. No euphoria, but I was glad that the pain was moderated.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 26, 2019 12:47 PM (Hx3Yn)

260
"The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! . . "

I also think it was getting very dangerous for her and her family so they decided to take her out of the spotlight for a bit.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:48 PM (TAmPV)

261 The ARC of History #204:
People who actually know how to do the haka, as opposed to Native American frauds:
https://tinyurl.com/y9g2l6ml


Wow! That's just what the Covington kids were doing. Right down to that forehead-to-forehead confrontation with the other team.

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 12:48 PM (c1fd7)

262 I gotta say, Schlicter nailed Nathan with this appellation:
Frigidaireborne Ranger...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (7s3Gx)

263 The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the 'podium' much anymore


=


someone else does WH press conferences now ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (bUjCl)

264 Maduro may be driving a bus in Chicago soon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (YsN7f)

265 Had a cat nap with my cat on top of me, she is still out but I need lunch.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (/rm4P)

266 Hmmm.

Ruptly and RT are using the same cameraman

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (mUa7G)

267 On the bright side, I found and finished Lewis's Preface to Paradise Lost, which I misplaced about halfway through. That's normal behavior for me, but this time my wife couldn't tell me where it put it.

Will have to reread in a week or too. I did notice that the very last paragraph, the last of 3 discussing Milton's critics, is directed at Eliot (a hero of mine as much as Lewis is). It reminded me of a passage where Waugh described his own differences with Graham Greene. Both Lewis and Waugh thought the other guy was too perfectionist.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 26, 2019 12:50 PM (VaN/j)

268 Had a cat nap with my cat on top of me, she is still out but I need lunch.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (/rm4P)


Don't try to eat the cat, it won't end well.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 12:51 PM (t+qrx)

269 someone else does WH press conferences now ?
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (bUjCl)

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No, they just don't occur that often anymore.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 12:51 PM (ffYR/)

270
someone else does WH press conferences now ?

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (bUjCl)

No, they just haven't had one for a long time.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 12:51 PM (TAmPV)

271 I always heard the drummers got fucked the mos tin rock groups? Even if they don't have teeth?

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:51 PM (m8J9w)

272 257 Nobody will ever intimidate me into giving up my beloved Maori chants.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 12:47 PM (YsN7f)

To this day, I still don't know why they never did the Hakka on "Dancing with the Stars"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 26, 2019 12:52 PM (Ct55T)

273 Ya know, Hunter Hearst Helmsley had the coolest walk-on song ever - The Game.

If I were a baseball player I'd use it for my at-bats.

Or, if I were PDT I'd use it for the SOTU instead of Hail-to-the-Chief.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 12:52 PM (zbt/l)

274 It's possible no inferior courts will attempt to interfere with any declaration of national emergency - or more importantly, with actions taken under authority of such a declaration - but don't count on it.


The courts (all of them incl. sometimes SCOTUS) have been usurping both legislative and executive authority for a long time, and since Trump's ascent the inferior courts have become significantly more lawless and aggressive (with indulgence, pretty much, so far, by SCOTUS).


I speculated this week that, mindful of actually proving Scalia's warning correct (that the courts would discover their true and proper limited power by aggrandizing themselves to the breaking point, where a president repudiating their vandalism), they might act lawfully in this case.


Actually think it would be best if they pulled on Superman's cape here. Exactly the right president to have in position for the contingency.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (QDnY+)

275 One last silly thought before off to do some midday chores. Instead of young lady interns in dresses asking rude attention whores to yield the microphone I think the WH needs to hire some Native Americans with drums and have them behind a screen. When SHS says next question and attention whore repeats the "LOOK AT MEEE statement" deploy the NA drummer to bang the drum within inches of attention whores face until attention whore complies with the request to hand off the mike.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (jUcoH)

276
Paris protests going into 'extra innings' this week. A lot of fireworks, percussion grenades, and tear gas right now.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (jYje5)

277 I remember those tongue bath sessions the MSM gave at Obama press conferences. Sickening,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (YsN7f)

278 Gardenating thread up.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (t+qrx)

279 I just had a great Broseidon thought. You know how he said he had submitted several (maybe 5?) biographical details? And the one that was picked wasn't the one where he refers to "my friend Ace" Maybe NEXT time.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (qdo54)

280 I speculated this week that, mindful of actually proving Scalia's warning correct (that the courts would discover their true and proper limited power by aggrandizing themselves to the breaking point, where a president repudiating their vandalism), they might act lawfully in this case.


Actually think it would be best if they pulled on Superman's cape here. Exactly the right president to have in position for the contingency.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (QDnY+)


Oh some lower Court will act. Bet on it. The questoin is will Thw Executive Branch make an Emergency Appeal to the Supremes and will they actually have the balls to step up and do their job and and throw it out and make it clear this shit has to stop?

Posted by: Nevergivuep at January 26, 2019 12:55 PM (m8J9w)

281 Trump has been one of the most accessible presidents in recent history, and interacted with the press the most, I believe. It's actually somewhat revealing. He'll stop and talk about anything, at almost any time. He's not twisted up in knots about the strategery of every utterance, he generally knows what he thinks and can state it clearly, and he's not a shallow/mediocre figure like Obama.


Any remotely honest and accurate take would be that he is one of the most open and accessible presidents in modern history.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 12:58 PM (QDnY+)

282 280 I speculated this week that, mindful of actually proving Scalia's warning correct (that the courts would discover their true and proper limited power by aggrandizing themselves to the breaking point, where a president repudiating their vandalism), they might act lawfully in this case.

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Does the media still have an eleventy that they can go to on Trump? They've been locked on Maximum Hysterics for so long its just become background noise for most people.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 12:59 PM (YsN7f)

283
Paris protests going into 'extra innings' this week. A lot of fireworks, percussion grenades, and tear gas right now.
Posted by: Newer Nic


Do they have drummers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 01:00 PM (aKsyK)

284 Do they have drummers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 01:00 PM


Matter of fact I've seen and heard a lot of them today. But they didn't invade anyone's space.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 01:02 PM (jYje5)

285 NGU, precisely. My stated wish that the lower courts pull more of their ongoing vandalism is premised on the expectation that SCOTUS will feel forced to restore *some* order to its own f***ing system (currently out of control).


The legal cult dominates literally every corner and square inch of every institution and elected official's environment, that cult simply can't think straight about these things and has accepted the ridiculous lawlessness of the courts as they've demolished the constitution.


Thus, tragically, close to zero chance Trump and Co. would ever follow my preferred course: demand immediate SCOTUS review AND full reversal, explicitly stating if those aren't forthcoming, the president will disregard the lawless judiciary and fulfill his oath under the law and constitution. But putting repudiation on the table is long, long, long over-due.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:02 PM (QDnY+)

286 Nathan Phillips is a respected elder of the tribe of Indians led by Fauxcahontas. Actually I don't think anybody has identified just which "tribe" Phillips belongs to. But he "identifies" as an Indian, so I guess he is one.

But he's not a Viet Nam vet; while he served (and went AWOL three times) in the Dakotas during the Viet Nam era, he was refrigerator technician for the USMC. Who knew that the Marines were even in the Dakotas during the early mid 70s. He got a general discharge--that's military speak for not bad enough to earn a "less than honorable" discharge, but not good enough to get an honorable discharge. Probably spent too much time in the barracks wig wam pounding his tom tom--so to speak.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at January 26, 2019 01:02 PM (WRSbt)

287
Paris protests going into 'extra innings' this week. A lot of fireworks, percussion grenades, and tear gas right now. Posted by: Newer Nic
Do they have drummers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 01:00 PM (aKsyK)

Has there ever been a successful French rock band?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)

288 The Drummers of Venezuela!

Posted by: Little Lupe at January 26, 2019 01:04 PM (Tyii7)

289 266 Hmmm.

Ruptly and RT are using the same cameraman
Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 12:49 PM (mUa7G)

True. I salute them, until shown wrong.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 01:05 PM (qdo54)

290 Cicero, I do think the "press"/pop culture has maxxed out their TDS for some time.


Unfortunately, as I'm sure you yourself see in real life, so much of the populace is so, so dumbed down and ignorant, the hysteria still has its effect.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:05 PM (QDnY+)

291 You know who I would like to beat like a drum.....

Ruth Bader Meinhoff, that's who.

I would use that big ol' drumstick thing they have at Purdue to beat that big ol' bass drum of theirs.

Boom, Boom, Boom.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2019 01:05 PM (Z+IKu)

292 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)

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Only Phoenix, and that's *barely* rock.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (zbt/l)

293 I would have no faith a Supreme court of Kagan, RBG, and the Wise Latina would stop any Leftist march towards Fascism.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (/rm4P)

294 Paris police now with police dogs.
Posted by: m
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Poodles, right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (2ENQq)

295 Unfortunately, as I'm sure you yourself see in real life, so much of the populace is so, so dumbed down and ignorant, the hysteria still has its effect.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:05 PM (QDnY+)

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It would still be interesting to see the press pull out all the stops on Trump becoming Literally Literally Hitler by ignoring a rogue Hawaiian judge.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 01:07 PM (YsN7f)

296 Paris police now with police dogs.
Posted by: m
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Bitch Flics?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:07 PM (2ENQq)

297 The Wise Latina is like the sister I almost had. *sigh*

Posted by: Little Lupe at January 26, 2019 01:08 PM (Tyii7)

298 294 Paris police now with police dogs.
Posted by: m
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Poodles, right?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (2E

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I recommended meenkies

Posted by: Inspector Clouseau at January 26, 2019 01:09 PM (YsN7f)

299 I would use that big ol' drumstick thing they have at Purdue to beat that big ol' bass drum of theirs.

Boom, Boom, Boom.......
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
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Or, she could kick the Old Oaken Bucket.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:10 PM (2ENQq)

300 Skip you left out Breyer and - under many plausible scenarios - Roberts. His apparent conception of his and the court's role leaves no legal or constitutional moorings of any importance.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:10 PM (QDnY+)

301 294 Paris police now with police dogs.
Posted by: m
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Poodles, right?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (2ENQq)

Nope. German Shepherds and other scary-looking ones.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 01:11 PM (qdo54)

302 Poodles, right?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (2ENQq)

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Don't be fooled... Standard Poodles are smart and trainable. They're not super aggressive, but if you're willing to use more brutality than me, they can be trained as attack dogs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:11 PM (zbt/l)

303 A lot of fireworks, percussion grenades, and tear gas right now. Posted by: Newer Nic
Do they have drummers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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I saw Pussy Riot open for Fireworks, Percussion Grenades, and Tear Gas. Paris, 1968.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:12 PM (2ENQq)

304 The Wall is a shovel ready job and the Continuing Resolutions always contain slush funds. Don't bother announcing it.

Posted by: I like cookies at January 26, 2019 01:12 PM (xxAFD)

305 Cicero would be more than interesting. Should have happened on the very first bit of vandalism, on the travel/admissions EO. Obviously.


Some wild-eyed and excitable types predicted that not drawing a line immediately in that case would only lead to more and more ludicrous lawlessness by the judiciary.


Oh.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:12 PM (QDnY+)

306 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)

Nope. The closest they came was that Belgian nun who was known as the singing nun who later became a lesbian before killing herself with her lover.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2019 01:13 PM (Z+IKu)

307
Paris police now with police dogs. Posted by: m -----
Poodles, right?


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:06 PM (2ENQq)


We're more vicious than we look you know

Posted by: French Bulldogs at January 26, 2019 01:13 PM (TAmPV)

308 Thought Standard Poodles were among the most intelligent pooches?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

309 Subverting the Constitution at every turn has always seemed like such a noble calling to me.

Posted by: Little Lupe at January 26, 2019 01:14 PM (Tyii7)

310 Scott Adams has a good take on the gov't reopening for 3 weeks:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdGYOWPaLNxX


The plumber analogy toward the end is both hilarious and correct.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 01:14 PM (CRRq9)

311 The Wall is a shovel ready job and the Continuing Resolutions always contain slush funds. Don't bother announcing it.
Posted by: I like cookies at January 26, 2019 01:12 PM (xxAFD)

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The Military got plenty of funding via the last CR to pull from.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 01:14 PM (ffYR/)

312 Don't be fooled... Standard Poodles are smart and trainable. They're not super aggressive, but if you're willing to use more brutality than me, they can be trained as attack dogs.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Okay...the 'Poodle' thing was playing on a image thing, not reality. But, still... http://tinyurl.com/ybrdf7ny

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 01:15 PM (2ENQq)

313
Nope. The closest they came was that Belgian nun who was known as the singing nun who later became a lesbian before killing herself with her lover.

Oh Lord, Dominique was my mothers favorite song

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:16 PM (TAmPV)

314 Thought Standard Poodles were among the most intelligent pooches?
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

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Yes. Not smarter than Belgian Malinois, but close.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:18 PM (zbt/l)

315 I speculated this week that, mindful of actually proving Scalia's warning correct (that the courts would discover their true and proper limited power by aggrandizing themselves to the breaking point, where a president repudiating their vandalism), they might act lawfully in this case.

It is getting absurd with judges filing injunction on anything and getting away with it. What if someone filed suit in order to prevent me from wearing a Hawaiian shirt in public and the judge ruled I was not allowed to do so pending a further trial, either because he hated me, or was friends with the plaintiff or was being bribed or blackmailed. That's outside of his sphere, and he shouldn't even be hypothetically allowed to do that. I should always be able to tell him to fuck off, without consequences.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:18 PM (/qEW2)

316 Actually think it would be best if they pulled on Superman's cape here. Exactly the right president to have in position for the contingency.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 12:53 PM (QDnY+)

===

I think yesterday he took the cape off himself. He needed to get ths done before the mid-term election and he didn't.

The only way he will survive is through radical action, a much riskier prospect now, because it will make a crisis with the judiciary inevitable.

Judicial complicity in the coup is apparent now. Like the media, they are dropping even the pretense of objectivity.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2019 01:18 PM (EZebt)

317 Daily Mail:

Thieves steal Banksy artwork graffitied onto the Bataclan theatre's emergency door

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycr3k6ch

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 01:20 PM (qdo54)

318 The Singing nun was not French. She was from Brussels. Her name just sounds French. She left the convent at age 30 to become a lay Dominican

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2019 01:20 PM (AllCR)

319 o, sorry. Someone noted that she was from Belgium.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2019 01:21 PM (AllCR)

320 What the? Native Americans are allowed to appropriate a Maori war chant, which has zero to do with Native American culture, and its disrespectful if you then mock the fact that Native Americans are pretending that they are Polynesians?

Maori: Hey! Stop appropriating our war chants!

American Indian: Oh yeah? Eat me! No! I take it back...

Maori: Can I sample the Elizabeth Warren instead? I've always preferred the white meat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:22 PM (/qEW2)

321 Thought Standard Poodles were among the most intelligent pooches?
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

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Yes. Not smarter than Belgian Malinois, but close.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:18 PM (zbt/l)

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Where do Border Collies rate on the scale? Gotta be pretty high.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 01:23 PM (ffYR/)

322 Judicial complicity in the coup is apparent now. Like the media, they are dropping even the pretense of objectivity.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2019 01:18 PM (EZebt)

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Tell me about it. Even in the UCMJ courts-martial.

Never trust any judge, unless he's zip tied and blindfolded with a cigarette in his mouth.

Posted by: Bradley Manning at January 26, 2019 01:24 PM (zbt/l)

323

English version of Dominique

https://youtu.be/FuNc6YHOt5o

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 01:25 PM (aKsyK)

324 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)



Plastic Bertrand had a very minor hit back in 1978.

"C'est Plane Pour Moi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgSXjAIkO-g


You've heard it in a gazillion movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 01:25 PM (CRRq9)

325 She left the convent at age 30 to become a lay Dominican

And shortly thereafter purchased a gently used Subaru.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at January 26, 2019 01:25 PM (Tyii7)

326 Who is Schultz? Didn't he do the Peanuts cartoon ro something?

Posted by: lin-duh at January 26, 2019 11:18 AM (kufk0)



The "I know nothing" guy from Hogan's Heroes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 26, 2019 01:26 PM (SiINZ)

327 The wall, only shovel ready job Democrats hate. But then most of their shovel ready jobs are really for Democrat bundlers companies.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 01:27 PM (/rm4P)

328
Are Dominicans a good lay?

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 01:27 PM (jYje5)

329 Where do Border Collies rate on the scale? Gotta be pretty high.
Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 01:23 PM (ffYR/)

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Border Collies and Aussie Shepherds, LOL. Don't leave your car keys on the table, or you'll wake up to the Sheriff knocking on your door with photos of your dog from last night's liquor store robbery.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:28 PM (zbt/l)

330
Who is Schultz? Didn't he do the Peanuts cartoon ro something?

Posted by: lin-duh at January 26, 2019 11:18 AM (kufk0)



The "I know nothing" guy from Hogan's Heroes


Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 26, 2019 01:26 PM (SiINZ)


After the war he became a doctor and made a fortune in the foot spray business


Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:29 PM (TAmPV)

331 just heard EWF's song 'Devotion' for the first time in my life.

Recommended.

Posted by: nelson rockefeller at January 26, 2019 01:30 PM (vEsrK)

332 /sock

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:31 PM (vEsrK)

333 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)


They had some good Baroque composers. François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Baptiste Lully (although he was actually born in Italy. A French queen was taking a carriage ride to the country side and heard him as a teen jamming on his violin and scooped him up to be the court composer. This too is the story of Emmanuel Macron).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:31 PM (/qEW2)

334 Sounds like the singing nun had a pretty unhappy life since she committed suicide in her early 50's.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2019 01:36 PM (AllCR)

335
Now I sorta wish I had paid more attention in high school French class. I'd love to be able to report, as the protestors are all pretty much packing up to go home that they're saying to the police, "See you next week, Act Xll.''

But I have no clue. I can kinda read the signs, but that's about it.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 01:42 PM (jYje5)

336 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 26, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)


Plastic Bertrand, "ca plane pour moi"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 01:42 PM (mUa7G)

337 And shortly thereafter purchased a gently used Subaru.
Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at January 26, 2019 01:25 PM (Tyii7)


"Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here." -Woody Allen, Annie Hall

I think Pope Francis is doing his darndest to get people to think of Catholic clergy and nuns that way (except for the Jewish part). I hope he doesn't succeed. We can't afford to have Catholicism destroyed at this point.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:44 PM (/qEW2)

338 Has there ever been a successful French rock band?

It is difficult to get songs done in a local language, out to the rest of the world where English is the koine.

Metal is different here; metalheads in Chile are fine with metal from Finland (and so on). But metal doesn't get out into the mainstream. Unless you're a Finn.

One very interesting exception to this rule is Germany. German bands do enjoy more success outside Deutschland - electronic, industrial, and goth mainly. Rammstein particularly.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:46 PM (vEsrK)

339 Schultz is that freakin' douchebag from the Starbucks #RaceTogether thing, right?

That corporate organized, totally organic, not faked at all marketing stunt where their idiot underwater-basketweaving/identity-studies-major baristas would pretend to write that on coffee cups of their own free will that they don't possess because they're NPCs, and then it backfired and made him look the fool he is, right?

Good luck, my dude.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:47 PM (zbt/l)

340 Coverage ceased because they are in the story business, not the news business. And they have decided on the meaning of each story before writing it. The story of blacks shooting a black child was not "the story" in the eyes of the New York Times.

Weirddave, on the Thursday ONT, linked to a couple of very good essays at Sarah Hoyt's site (one by her, one by a guest author) talking in part about how we are story driven. It's why people tried to make trip reservations to Wakanda.

Fact? Fiction? Meh. Tell me a good story. And if it fits snugly into my biases, even better.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 26, 2019 01:47 PM (Z4rgH)

341 Just a French singer, no clue what she is saying but a doll anyway
Indila
https://youtu.be/K5KAc5CoCuk

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 01:48 PM (/rm4P)

342 If Ace keeps posting in the sidebar, the whole blog might tip over and capsize.

*tipping-over arm motions*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 01:48 PM (t+qrx)

343
The left always mocked the 'Laffer Curve' which presented the idea that at a certain higher level of taxation revenues no longer increased, but decreased. It's a sound mathematical concept, businesses use a variation to balance production capacity to units being sold. If you set the price too low, demand will outstrip production. Not good. Set the price too high, production capacity sits idle.

Let me suggest there's such as thing as a 'Parisian Curve' where the level of taxation hits such a height that not only do revenues decrease but people take to the streets in protest and virtually cripple your entire economy.

I await Jonah Goldberg stealing this idea for his next column.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 01:48 PM (jYje5)

344 One very interesting exception to this rule is Germany. German bands do enjoy more success outside Deutschland - electronic, industrial, and goth mainly. Rammstein particularly.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:46 PM (vEsrK)

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The Scorpions are German. AFAIK, all of their music is in English.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 01:49 PM (iVnWd)

345 OT mombrag
Hubby & KTY are at a karate tournament, just texted that she got first place
#pocketninja

Posted by: VM's phone at January 26, 2019 01:49 PM (EGSGm)

346 Not a band, but Carla Bruni, "Quelqu'un m'a dit."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlo_1zQDuo

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 01:50 PM (qdo54)

347 The Scorpions are German. AFAIK, all of their music is in English.

This happens a lot. Peter Schilling and Wolfsheim are more famous for their (accented) English songs than for their German songs

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:53 PM (vEsrK)

348 Thanks for your service. call.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2019 01:54 PM (Ndje9)

349 >>Has there ever been a successful French rock band?


Phoenix - Probably have heard their songs in tv ads; lead singer is married to Sophia Coppola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFD3sXU5xg4

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (W+vEI)

350 The Scorpions are German. AFAIK, all of their music is in English.

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Yeah, and at least at the beginning, they didn't know English... it's close enough to German that you can sound it out, but that's all they were doing - couldn't understand a word they were singing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (zbt/l)

351 One very interesting exception to this rule is Germany. German bands do enjoy more success outside Deutschland - electronic, industrial, and goth mainly. Rammstein particularly.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:46 PM (vEsrK)


Kraftwerk has done a lot of their hits in English as well as German.

I don't blame Rammstein for not doing that. "Du Hast Mich" wouldn't have the same punch in English.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (/qEW2)

352 "Du Hast Mich" wouldn't have the same punch in English.

Same with "Ich Tu Dir Weh" or "Ich Will" or "Keine Lust" or "Rosenrot" or . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:56 PM (vEsrK)

353 The Scorpions are German. AFAIK, all of their music is in English.

This happens a lot. Peter Schilling and Wolfsheim are more famous for their (accented) English songs than for their German songs
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 01:53 PM (vEsrK)

Metal transcends language barriers. The prog-metal bands Opeth (Swedish) and Riverside (Polish) sing in English which is the lingua franca of rock music.

The problem is that the French think their language is tops and don't lower themselves to speak English. That's why Johnny Halladay was the biggest rock star in France for 50 years--but is unheard of in the US.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2019 01:57 PM (NFEMn)

354
I don't blame Rammstein for not doing that. "Du Hast Mich" wouldn't have the same punch in English.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (/qEW2)

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Not at all... it's a play on words in German that doesn't translate in English. It would almost be pointless to sing it not in German.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:58 PM (zbt/l)

355 There's an Algerian (I think) French guy, Mika, who's had several crossover hits in America.

This is a super-gay song, I admit, but it's very, very catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 01:59 PM (PbpT7)

356 he also did Lollipop, which used to get covered on American Idol a fair amount, which is even gayer, but suuuuper catchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:00 PM (PbpT7)

357 349 >>Has there ever been a successful French rock band?

Phoenix - Probably have heard their songs in tv ads; lead singer is married to Sophia Coppola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFD3sXU5xg4
Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (W+vEI)

That was nice.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:01 PM (qdo54)

358 >>>>Has there ever been a successful French rock band?


Also - stretching the definition of band - there's Daft Punk. They did some of the Tron Legacy sound track.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:01 PM (W+vEI)

359 Plastic Bertrand did that "Parody Punk" song everyone knows as "The Song They Play in European Vacation When They Speed Through the Louvre"

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

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

360 Not at all... it's a play on words in German that doesn't translate in English. It would almost be pointless to sing it not in German.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:58 PM (zbt/l)


And absurdity and pointlessness are beret-and-Gitanes topics, so we're right back to French.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (t+qrx)

361 this is super-fun, if goofy as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN086ExXoyE

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

362 a lot of people know this song, a rerecording of Gail Frances' sixties yeye pop song, because it gets used in movies and commercials. It played over end credits in tarantino's death proof (in a mix of both the french and english language version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTQVyWJ8uA

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:04 PM (PbpT7)

363 by the way, Claude Frances, who did Ce Soir Je Vais Boire (Tonight I'm gonna drink), is the original writer and artist for the song you know as My Way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2JgEeQZ1o

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

364 355 There's an Algerian (I think) French guy, Mika, who's had several crossover hits in America.

This is a super-gay song, I admit, but it's very, very catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 01:59 PM (PbpT7)

Is that from back in your learning-French days?

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:06 PM (qdo54)

365 361 this is super-fun, if goofy as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN086ExXoyE
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

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Nice choreography. It's like Parkinson's disease put to music.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:06 PM (iVnWd)

366 354
I don't blame Rammstein for not doing that. "Du Hast Mich" wouldn't have the same punch in English.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 01:55 PM (/qEW2)

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Not at all... it's a play on words in German that doesn't translate in English. It would almost be pointless to sing it not in German.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 01:58 PM (zbt/l)

"You Slay Me"

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:08 PM (qdo54)

367 I can translate that chant for you.

Posted by: The Obama Sign Language Guy at January 26, 2019 02:08 PM (Ndje9)

368 I opened the seventh seal and a voice said "come and see. The moon shall be as blood and Ace will post on a Saturday."

-Revelations

Oh shit!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:08 PM (gC2IV)

369 >>.Is that from back in your learning-French days?


yup.

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:09 PM (PbpT7)

370 ou: "Oui."

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:10 PM (PbpT7)

371 361 this is super-fun, if goofy as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN086ExXoyE
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

I hope that doesn't represent the state of the art in French rock. It sounds like Herman's Hermits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:10 PM (iVnWd)

372 356 he also did Lollipop, which used to get covered on American Idol a fair amount, which is even gayer, but suuuuper catchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:00 PM (PbpT7)

That's the Elle Me Dit clip, again.

Lollipop:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/aae7lj2

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:10 PM (qdo54)

373 m, thanks.

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:11 PM (PbpT7)

374 Wow, Ace shows up late in a thread to spin us some yeye!

I'm-a throw in some France Gall

"Laisse tomber les filles"

https://youtu.be/FWRCJhsz5t4




Posted by: Hands at January 26, 2019 02:11 PM (786Ro)

375 for German music, i've been listening to Falco's Der Kommissar and Rock Me Amadeus (I'm familiarizing myself with German)

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:12 PM (PbpT7)

376 Not rock or yeye, but very catchy:

Les Poppys - "Non, Non, Rien Ca Change" ( 1971 )

https://youtu.be/V9Po8lSIKww

(that melody in the chorus - sounds familiar but I can't place where they took it from )

Posted by: Hands at January 26, 2019 02:12 PM (786Ro)

377
I remember having to memorize some stupid poem in French class. I bitched and moaned and said I'll never remember this shit.

It's clung tightly to my brain cells for 29 plus years. Something about a bird and a slice of cheese. I'd probably spell it horribly.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:13 PM (jYje5)

378 365 361 this is super-fun, if goofy as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN086ExXoyE
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

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Nice choreography. It's like Parkinson's disease put to music.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:06 PM (iVnWd)

I am reminded of the bar scene in The Shining. Which was less weird than this.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:13 PM (qdo54)

379 OT (not euromusik) - why TF is Wray still FBI Director? Not even really based on the absurd and chilling Stone raid, but his incredible video statement about the shut-down.


Jeebus, the alien, sub-mediocre nothings who prosper in the Beltway. Still.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 02:14 PM (QDnY+)

380 Jeebus, the alien, sub-mediocre nothings who prosper in the Beltway. Still.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2019 02:14 PM (QDnY+)

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Sub-mediocre but still ELITE.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:15 PM (iVnWd)

381 In the past week or so, some journalists (and others) have come up with really dubious ways to nurture their desires to condemn. What is the most ludicrous example you have run across?

A: Apart from the usual Law and Order and 'What Would You Do?' set-ups where the bad guy is always from Conservative Central Casting, the most ludicrous recently is the same people who screamed Bushitler for putting troops in are howling Trumphitler for taking them out.

But its early.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2019 02:16 PM (Ndje9)

382 There always Vanessa Paradis' "Joe le taxi" . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M29va0s3fkY

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:16 PM (W+vEI)

383 Heirate Mich from the Lost Highway soundtrack is probably my favorite Rammstein song, BTW. That shit rocks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 02:17 PM (zbt/l)

384
Oh, wait! It just came back to me. Correct punctuation and all:

Maître Corbeau sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard par l’odeur alléché
Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
Et bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:17 PM (jYje5)

385 365 361 this is super-fun, if goofy as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN086ExXoyE
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:02 PM (PbpT7)

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Nice choreography. It's like Parkinson's disease put to music.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:06 PM (iVnWd)

It was your critique, there, that got me to watch that one! It's fun.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:17 PM (qdo54)

386 by the way, Claude Frances, who did Ce Soir Je Vais Boire (Tonight I'm gonna drink), is the original writer and artist for the song you know as My Way.


David Jones (Bowie) was hired to write an English adaptation which didn't get recorded and he eventually turned it into "Life on Mars".

https://on.ft.com/2MwZPu3

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (fuK7c)

387 373 m, thanks.

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:11 PM (PbpT7)

mais out

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (qdo54)

388 for German music, i've been listening to Falco's Der Kommissar and Rock Me Amadeus (I'm familiarizing myself with German)
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:12 PM (PbpT7)

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Tech N9ne raps with Germans occasionally, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (zbt/l)

389 mais out-->mais oui

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (qdo54)

390 This one's pretty catchy, and modern

Prototypes "Je ne te connais pas" ( 2007 )

https://youtu.be/y6gbho1gfFw

Posted by: Hands at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (786Ro)

391 oh renard the fox

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (PbpT7)

392 Has anyone checked to see if Jonah Goldberg is tweeting about French and German rock bands yet?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:18 PM (gC2IV)

393 Ah Vanessa Paradis. Is she still hooked up with Johnny Depp?

Posted by: Hands at January 26, 2019 02:19 PM (786Ro)

394 he's a big figure in french fairy tales. a trickster.

I think in that story he tricks the bird into attempting to grab another piece of food with his beak, which causes the piece he has to tumble out, and then renard eats it and says GFY loser

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:19 PM (PbpT7)

395 >>>David Jones (Bowie) was hired to write an English adaptation which didn't get recorded and he eventually turned it into "Life on Mars".

wow, I did not know that

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:20 PM (PbpT7)

396 Ah Vanessa Paradis. Is she still hooked up with Johnny Depp?


No, they split long ago. I thought she was my completely obscure crush but she hooked up with Lenny Kravitz and then Depp so I guess other people noticed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:21 PM (fuK7c)

397
Damn. The Yellow Jackets are hanging out late in Paris tonight.

If Ace is still around, this guys Twitter account usually has a good recap of the days activities across the country with a lot of short videos of the various cities:

https://twitter.com/sotiridi

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:21 PM (jYje5)

398 The Covington story is like the Mueller fishing expedition: they've got a designated culprit, they just need to figure out what the crime is.

Posted by: Original Roy at January 26, 2019 02:23 PM (9Tlm9)

399 Ace, I do like the Latin translation on the Plastic Bertrand video

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 02:23 PM (mUa7G)

400 And I put this on the wrong thread:

Of course there is Edith Piaf. And Charles Tenet.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 02:24 PM (mUa7G)

401 "if you are ever in a position where you may encounter hostile leftists, have video running before you encounter them."

Sorry. No.
It's time to start thumping skulls and accept the consequences. We're going to get blamed no matter what, so we might as well get something for it.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 26, 2019 02:24 PM (jWe5r)

402 fun french cover of These Boots Were Made for Walking (with new video added to track) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd5ZpaLI3K4

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:24 PM (PbpT7)

403 382 There always Vanessa Paradis' "Joe le taxi" . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M29va0s3fkY
Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:16 PM (W+vEI)

That seemed barely legal.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:24 PM (qdo54)

404 "Something about a bird and a slice of cheese"

Maitre Corbeau per un arbre perche tenait en son bec un fromage;
Maitre Renard par l'ordeur alleche luis tint un peu pres ce langage

I learned that in either 1970 or 1971. Don't ask me how I still know it.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at January 26, 2019 02:27 PM (S+f+m)

405 @geoffb, if you google"Shirley Teeter" and look at the images, almost every damned one of them contain the claim that she was punched by a Trump supporter.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 26, 2019 02:27 PM (4ha45)

406 Another Phoenix song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Ua2iqZ_v4

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM (W+vEI)

407
It's funny, when the Ayatollah was hiding out in France, and protests were occurring in Iran to bring an Islamic theocracy to Iran, the US press was all over the story. Waiting at the airport with cameras 24/7 to record the Ayatollah boarding the plane.

France self destructing every Saturday on a regular schedule with no end in sight?

* crickets *

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM (jYje5)

408 Sorry. No.
It's time to start thumping skulls and accept the consequences. We're going to get blamed no matter what, so we might as well get something for it.
Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 26, 2019 02:24 PM (jWe

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True dat. I challenged one recently. He didn't show, as expected. But I didn't bring a camera to the place. I brought a car full of heartless men who owe me shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM (zbt/l)

409 I've sort of begun to feel bad for Chief Whirlpool. The opportunity to learn a truly valuable and lucrative skill squandered, and then a lifetime of... let's say "whatever choices led to that level of dentistry." Not feeling badly enough to absolve him of his choices, mind you, but more of a general "I feel bad that humans can do that sort of thing to themselves and then have to live with the consequences."

I want to know more about his daughter, though. Apparently there is a Soros connection and she's spoken at the U.N. As someone said a couple of days ago, they suspect she turns the cameras on, winds him up, points him in the right direction, and then says "CUT!" when she's done with what she needs from him.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM (xyung)

410 oh i kinda like Phoenix, lizzy

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:29 PM (PbpT7)

411 rhomboid

Based on tips, the FBI dispatched a SWAT Team to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas last night. When told they were late, they decided to go to Roger Stone's house since they were already dressed-up.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2019 02:30 PM (Ndje9)

412 True dat. I challenged one recently. He didn't show, as expected. But I didn't bring a camera to the place. I brought a car full of heartless men who owe me shit.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM (zbt/l)

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Psychotroll, I assume?

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 02:30 PM (ffYR/)

413 french pop tart Alizee, "Moi Lolita"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXBNQMj2SE

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:31 PM (PbpT7)

414 tablet sign in

Posted by: andycanuck at January 26, 2019 02:32 PM (Evws/)

415 >>That seemed barely legal.


I know, right? The French!

Saw a documentary on Carla Bruni and hadn't realized that she had a decent singing career, also writing her own music. She trained with Marianne Faithful, IIRC? More than a pretty face.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1495949/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_42

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:32 PM (W+vEI)

416 363 by the way, Claude Frances, who did Ce Soir Je Vais Boire (Tonight I'm gonna drink), is the original writer and artist for the song you know as My Way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2JgEeQZ1o
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

Golly. The translation into English changed everything.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:32 PM (qdo54)

417 Prayer warriors and all, the West Coast March For Life is going on in San Francisco today, noon pacific. This easily gets 10,000 walkers or more, and never makes the local news.

My teen daughter is there with friends.

Saint Michael, the Archangel
Defend us in battle!

Posted by: Sassy at January 26, 2019 02:32 PM (tUGnI)

418 Has the FBI made any statement as to why they needed 40 guys in tactical gear with rifles to arrest a 70 year old man for the crime of lying to congress?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:34 PM (gC2IV)

419 Psychotroll, I assume?
Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 02:30 PM (ffYR/)

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You are correct, Sir!

Posted by: Ed McMahon at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (zbt/l)

420 >>>Golly. The translation into English changed everything.


yup. the french song is depressive

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)

421 french pop tart Alizee, "Moi Lolita"

As opposed to Monsieur Macron, "Sa Lolito".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (5bz7Q)

422 True dat. I challenged one recently. He didn't show, as expected. But I didn't bring a camera to the place. I brought a car full of heartless men who owe me shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 02:28 PM


Years ago some Injun came up to me in a store. He overheard me saying something about my son coming home. He assumed from Iraq. He started giving me shit about the war, which I gave back to him. I started plotting the tragedy of the punch I would throw to shatter his nose. Important first step in any conflict. Break the nose first, blood flows, fight over.

Meanwhile, some store employee asks my wife, who retreated 20 feet away, "Is there going to be a problem here?"

My wife? "Not for my husband there won't be.'' She knows me well.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (jYje5)

423 416 363 by the way, Claude Frances, who did Ce Soir Je Vais Boire (Tonight I'm gonna drink), is the original writer and artist for the song you know as My Way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2JgEeQZ1o
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

Golly. The translation into English changed everything.
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:32 PM (qdo54)

By Paul Anka.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)

424 french pop tart Alizee, "Moi Lolita"


Oh, I feel dirty in a good way.


If you're dipping your toe into German you might like this. It's a Goethe Institute collection of music videos. I put one up on the screen side by side with the lyrics with my students and then we work through what they mean.

https://bit.ly/2DAL5XY

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (fuK7c)

425 >>oh i kinda like Phoenix, lizzy

Yeah, one of those bands that you don't know you know, but you've been hearing their songs for years.
I like the "Entertainment" song.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (W+vEI)

426 420 >>>Golly. The translation into English changed everything.

yup. the french song is depressive
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)

It is full of ennui.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)

427 He didn't show, as expected. But I didn't bring a camera to the place. I brought a car full of heartless men who owe me shit.

Andrew Warski literally underwent MMA training for a public showdown against one such internet tough guy. Spoiler: the tough guy bitched out and didn't show.

youtu.be/ciyWZCied7g

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (5bz7Q)

428 yup. the french song is depressive
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)

It is full of ennui.
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)

..and je ne sais quoi..

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 02:39 PM (bUjCl)

429 428 yup. the french song is depressive
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)

It is full of ennui.
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)

..and je ne sais quoi..
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 02:39 PM (bUjCl)

mais peut-etre merde

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:40 PM (qdo54)

430 (wikipedia) "My Way" is the song most frequently played at funeral services in the UK.

!

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:41 PM (qdo54)

431 429 428 yup. the french song is depressive
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)

It is full of ennui.
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)

..and je ne sais quoi..
Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 02:39 PM (bUjCl)

mais peut-etre merde

Vraiment

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at January 26, 2019 02:42 PM (S+f+m)

432 Not rock. More like triphop/chill French-style

From the album "Azul" by Helena:


Deshabillez-Moi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lcyGFgdJpk


Tout Commence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6i0ahqRnbU


The whole album is great. Not a bad song on it. Very soft and sexy.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 26, 2019 02:42 PM (CRRq9)

433 yup. the french song is depressive

Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 02:35 PM (PbpT7)



It is full of ennui.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:37 PM (qdo54)



That could have been the killer catch phrase for Valerian:

"mon Dieu, il est plein d'ennui"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 02:44 PM (mUa7G)

434 Voila, Henri le chat noir.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8z7dqeb

As we will segue to a pet thread sometime today.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:45 PM (qdo54)

435 Wow, I just watched the Comme d'Habitude vid.

That is a completely different song. It's not triumphant, it's desperate and resigned.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:46 PM (fuK7c)

436 430 (wikipedia) "My Way" is the song most frequently played at funeral services in the UK.


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That's not so bad. In Peruvia it's Yackety Sax.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:46 PM (iVnWd)

437 433 That could have been the killer catch phrase for Valerian:

"mon Dieu, il est plein d'ennui"
Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 02:44 PM (mUa7G)

I did not connu how to say "full" en francais.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:46 PM (qdo54)

438 435 Wow, I just watched the Comme d'Habitude vid.

That is a completely different song. It's not triumphant, it's desperate and resigned.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:46 PM (fuK7c)

It is French.

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:47 PM (qdo54)

439 Was there an election in Venezuela or did Guaido just declare himself the new boss?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2019 12:39 PM (aKsyK)
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Oh, there was an election. Maduro won something like 60% of the vote. (The old Stalinist 99% is considered tacky today.)
Outside of the usual massive fraud and violence, not to mention media censorship, Maduro's only real opponent was in prison for Badthink.

The assembly, which incidentally is controlled by leftists, has been trying to reign in the idiocy of the Chavez/Maduro regime for years now. But even when they pass laws with override majorities, the Chavez-packed courts have declared them "unconstitutional." (You know the drill.)

They've had enough and have invoked a clause that allows the assembly (w/ 3/4 vote, I think) to declare the preezy to have assumed de facto dictatorship. The head of the assembly (Guaido) becomes interim president until an election can be held.

BTW, you would not believe what I am hearing from some Lat. Am. peeps --- I'm talking about academic lefties who (initially, at least) swooned over Obama.
The praise for Trump's policy, both in substance and execution, is very great.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 26, 2019 02:47 PM (Rxduq)

440

Chat Noir was a cabaret/ can-can place, we can segue into that for sure...

Posted by: runner, totes a real character at January 26, 2019 02:47 PM (bUjCl)

441 This is a super-gay song, I admit, but it's very, very catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU
Posted by: ace at January 26, 2019 01:59 PM (PbpT7)


No offense, but that's silly and vapid, and an earworm. ace dropped a deuce.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 02:48 PM (/qEW2)

442
Has the FBI made any statement as to why they needed
40 guys in tactical gear with rifles to arrest a 70 year old man for
the crime of lying to congress?Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:34 PM (gC2IV

=====

It's well known that Roger Stone can execute a lethal Tactical Smirk. They needed to wipe that off his face in advance.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 02:49 PM (13CQC)

443
No offense, but that's silly and vapid, and an earworm. ace dropped a deuce.Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 02:48 PM (/qEW2

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An ear worm? It's all one note.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 02:51 PM (13CQC)

444
It's well known that Roger Stone can execute a lethal Tactical Smirk. They needed to wipe that off his face in advance.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 02:49 PM (13CQC)

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I was thinking that maybe the FBI had intel that Stone had more than one dog, but your explanation makes more sense.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:52 PM (gC2IV)

445 (wikipedia) "My Way" is the song most frequently played at funeral services in the UK.

!
Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 02:41 PM


I want my wife to sing the song at my funeral that ended the third of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, 'Into the West' sung by Annie Lennox. Both sorrowful and hopeful.

♫ Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You've come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass

Hope fades
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don't say: 'We have come now to the end'
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping ♫

In my opinion it's Annie Lennox at her very best. What a range, unbelievable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoVaK2NXmJA

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 26, 2019 02:52 PM (jYje5)

446
BTW, you would not believe what I am hearing from
some Lat. Am. peeps --- I'm talking about academic lefties who
(initially, at least) swooned over Obama.

The praise for Trump's policy, both in substance and execution, is very great.





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 26, 2019 02:47 PM (Rxduq)

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Muy interesante. Are they by any chance concomitantly revising their opinions of Obama?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 02:53 PM (13CQC)

447 One revs up a deuce, not drops one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at January 26, 2019 02:53 PM (xyung)

448 Another runner in the night.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 02:55 PM (fuK7c)

449 Wrapped up like a douche?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 26, 2019 02:56 PM (gC2IV)

450 One revs up a deuce, / Another runner in the night

I've been dealing with this too much lately.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 03:00 PM (5bz7Q)

451 pet nood.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 26, 2019 03:00 PM (/qEW2)

452 Actually, one of those guys owes me nothing. Just a solid guy. FTR.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 26, 2019 03:01 PM (zbt/l)

453 For a time Roger Stone had a Ma Deuce mounted on the roof, a 81mm mortar pit in the back yard, concertina wire perimeter with claymores. But was in the process of downsizing though the FBI didn't know that, poor recon on their part.

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 03:02 PM (/rm4P)

454 453 For a time Roger Stone had a Ma Deuce mounted on the roof, a 81mm mortar pit in the back yard, concertina wire perimeter with claymores. But was in the process of downsizing though the FBI didn't know that, poor recon on their part.
Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2019 03:02 PM (/rm4P)

hahahaha

Posted by: m at January 26, 2019 03:04 PM (qdo54)

455 446----Muy interesante. Are they by any chance concomitantly revising their opinions of Obama?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 02:53 PM (13CQC)
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In so far as foreign policy goes, definitely.





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 26, 2019 03:08 PM (Rxduq)

456 23 Is there anything new on RBG? Why no photos of her in bed jauntily dressed in a hospital gown with lace collar, waving at the camera?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (kQs4Y)


Still no evidence that she is among the living...
but lots of fawning articles about how awesome she is.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 26, 2019 03:23 PM (1g7ch)

457 Is there anything new on RBG? Why no photos of her in bed jauntily
dressed in a hospital gown with lace collar, waving at the camera?


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 11:25 AM (kQs4Y)


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She's been learning to code for the last month or so.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at January 26, 2019 03:30 PM (xyung)

458
By the way, today is the 20th anniversary of this remark: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."

Expect to see this poast elsewhere as the day wears on.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 03:51 PM (13CQC)

459 Nice choreography. It's like Parkinson's disease put to music.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 02:06 PM (iVnWd)
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More like St. Vitus Dance. That's a great video!

Posted by: bluebell at January 26, 2019 04:51 PM (U5tDi)

460 Trump's latest.....twisting the knife.

Donald J. Trump

realDonaldTrump
18m18 minutes ago

"Ax falls quickly at BuzzFeed and Huffpost!" Headline, New York Post. Fake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn. Sadly, many others will follow. The people want the Truth!

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 04:53 PM (ffYR/)

461 Look, Ma! I got pinned on Ace of Spades today!

Posted by: furious_a at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (fJQAR)

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