December 18, 2017

At the 2 Trucks Café...

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... you can talk all night.

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91 comments:

n.n said...

A feather or fabric... full of joy, merry; light-hearted, carefree;" also "wanton, lewd, lascivious" (late 12c. as a surname, Philippus de Gay), from Old French … it could mean "moderately, rather, considerable" (1796; compare sense development in pretty (adj.)).

Humperdink said...

Want to know how the delusional the GOPe is? This evening, I inadvertently stumbled onto CNN panel discussion. Former George W. Bush ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, stated Alfranken was the most articulate member of the Senate judiciary committee. Not kidding.

Fernandistein said...

Official Antifa‏ @OfficialAntifa
"Here we endorse crimes like pouring concrete on train tracks. We also include a how-to video at bottom of article:"

mockturtle said...

Scarcely a day goes by that I don't hear: The proof is in the pudding which makes no sense. It is properly said, The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

mockturtle said...

Want to know how the delusional the GOPe is? This evening, I inadvertently stumbled onto CNN panel discussion. Former George W. Bush ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, stated Alfranken was the most articulate member of the Senate judiciary committee. Not kidding.

And we know that, to the left and the never-Trumpers, being articulate is far more important than being productive.

Paco Wové said...

I mentioned in a comment last night that I thought the Obama State Department did a lot of stupid stuff w.r.t. needlessly antagonizing Russia... sounds like Obama holdovers in State are intent on doing the same with Hungary.

Humperdink said...

Speaking of trucks, I wandered into the service dept of the local Ford dealer some time ago. They were doing minor engine work on a diesel. Replacing injectors. The cab of the truck had been removed and was hovering above the rest of the truck on a lift. Apparently it's more efficient to work on the engine with the cab removed. One service tech told me he can have the cab off in a little more than an hour with some assistance. If you open the hood of Ford diesel truck, you will see why.

Michael K said...

What is fascinating and will be a big story pretty soon, is the Obama-Hezbollah-Awan connection.

This is the drug equivalent of "Fast and Furious."

Obama shut down the DEA "Cassandra" project on tracking down the Hezbollah drug and money laundering operation.

When they started getting close to the big wigs, they were too close to his Iran friends.

Hezbollah was using used car sales to launder and smuggle money. The Awan family had used car businesses and were being protected by Congressional Democrats for mysterious reasons.

The deepest part of the swamp.

Michael K said...

"sounds like Obama holdovers in State are intent on doing the same with Hungary."

Not to mention Israel.

Rob said...

The Times never disappoints. Tonight we learn that the poor hapless I.R.S. will "have to figure out how to interpret and explain a new system and put it into practice." Never mind that under the new law a great many people who previously itemized deductions will now take the standard deduction, which is massively easier to administer and audit. "If the plan is passed, I.R.S. staff members will have to write countless guidelines and regulations."

The I.R.S. has not yet been added to the Times's 100 neediest list, but that can't be far off.

Bob Boyd said...

The trains aren't running on time...which should be a comfort for some.

Drago said...

Michael K: "What is fascinating and will be a big story pretty soon, is the Obama-Hezbollah-Awan connection."

Uh oh. Now you've done it. If you think LLR Chuck is going to allow your criticism of obambi's manificent foreign policy to go vigorously unchallenged, you've got another thing coming.

Gahrie said...

The Dow gained 5,000 points in one year this year, for the first time ever.

Seems like it's not just the Deplorables who like what Trump is doing.

Big Mike said...

I have a serious question. Whatever happened to all those riots that were supposed to sweep the Arab world after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel? Weren’t there supposed to be wild riots? Where’d they go to?

Trump’s been right, and all the rest of us wrong. Guy’s scary.

Original Mike said...

"The Dow gained 5,000 points in one year this year, for the first time ever."

No wonder Once Written has been absent lately. Winning!

Big Mike said...

@Michael K, weird that Politico, of all news sources, broke that story about Obama scotching the investigation of Hezbollah smuggling cocaine into the US. But hardly anyone noticed because all the attention was focused on the fake news that Trump was all set to fire Mueller this coming Friday. Funny how this works. Seems like every time there’s breaking news that would reflect badly on Democrats in general and the village idiot from Hyde Park in particular, we get a dollop of made up “news.” Funny how that works.

Original Mike said...

"I have a serious question. Whatever happened to all those riots that were supposed to sweep the Arab world after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel? Weren’t there supposed to be wild riots? Where’d they go to?

Trump’s been right, and all the rest of us wrong. Guy’s scary."


The Palestinian's patrons have told them to cool it. They've got bigger concerns.

n.n said...

all those riots that were supposed to sweep the Arab world

You're right. Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change seems to have progressed since the "Age of Peace". Mass immigration reform has ebbed, and the trail of tears has ebbed. The left and other anti-native factions have resumed their normal political strategy of colluding with the press (e.g. bullhorn prosecutions and witch hunts) and foreign interests (e.g. post-coup Kiev), projecting diversity (e.g. racism, sexism), political congruence or selective exclusion, female and male chauvinism, throwing American kids under the bus, etc.

narciso said...

Painter and eisen were hired by David brocks group public advocate


https://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/new-partnership-iraqi-red-crescent-society-help-alleviate-suffering-across-iraq

This is the guy who lent the swan bros the 100k for their car dealership

Big Mike said...

@Original, like what? And weren’t the riots supposed to be spontaneous?

narciso said...

Thus wee what minder oak kassar tried to do about a decade ago, ship weapons to the farc, who exchanged for cocaine to European markets.

Original Mike said...

@Mike - like Iran.

And I assume you know the riots are not spontaneous.

Hagar said...

Erdogan has suggested that the PA declare East Jerusalem as their capital, and he will recognize it.

Michael K said...

Now the FBI stalwarts are canceling their Congressional interviews.

BRuce Ohr was a no show and now, McCabe is "rescheduling"

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Monday night reportedly postponed an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee that was scheduled for Tuesday.

The abrupt cancellation occurred following a report by Fox News that raised new questions about connections between the Justice Department and Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Trump dossier.

Fox News reported that McCabe’s interview will be rescheduled for next week. The Justice Department told the network that the cancellation was due to a “routine scheduling error.”

A Congressional source told The Daily Caller that the excuse is “very hard to believe.”

A source also told Fox News that it was believed that the interview was postponed because “McCabe has an Ohr problem.”


The latest is that McCabe may retire rather than testify, These people need to be called in by subpoena.

Somebody wake up Sessions !


Hagar said...

Probably Russia and China too, so there will be at least 3 to 1.

Michael K said...

They call them "The $50,000 question."

It used to b a TV show.

narciso said...

Monzer Al kassar, he was mostly with PLO factions like the late abul abas, and the pflp, did supply so e weapons for Iran contra

On the positive news Sebastian pinera defeated the Chilean Ted queen bachelet despite her slobbering over the mapuche (the latter have been trained by farc and other rebels)

narciso said...

Since the travismickasham has been uncovered:

https://www.policeone.com/chiefs-sheriffs/articles/467929006-Chief-who-oversaw-police-response-to-Charlottesville-rally-retires-abruptly/

Hagar said...

So there! And nyah nyahnanayaha!

Drago said...

Michael K: "Now the FBI stalwarts are canceling their Congressional interviews"

Michael, that info was from last week (12/12) when McCabe rescheduled.

He is apparently due to testify tomorrow (12/19)...unless another strange and bizarre scheduling error occurs....LOL

Original Mike said...

@Michael K - your article is from last week. McCabe's rescheduled testimony is tomorrow and Ohr's was supposed to be today. You're saying Ohr didn't show up?

narciso said...

Surecthey will, its like a scene from littells the company that was turned into a miniseries some years back . angleton (whose molehunt is somewhat validated in the series) is counting on a certain defector to validate his theory about Sasha the longtime mole described by golitsin. Of course the mole is somclose tomthe inner circle (having sabotaged everything from Budapest to Vietnam) that be arranges the defector to dosapear hence discrediting angleton and forcing his retirement from counterintel.

Big Mike said...

@Original Mike, whatever do mean that the riots are not spontaneous?!? I am simply gobsmacked - NOT! 😉

John Smith Smith said...


@Mike - - - Korea riots are the most fake, but not by much. French protests are kind of phony, too, and, in the Arab world, there are a couple of places that were famous for phoniness in their riots, back in the day - although they are all criminally violent now. Not spontaneous, but still criminal. That is part of the tragedy of that part of the world. This has been known for a long time.

Phyllis Mary Piper (Phil Collins' grandmother) was born in 1876, died in 1966.

Think about it - Phil Collins could have a beautiful girlfriend in her 30s if he wanted, and his grandmother was learning to talk in the 1870s.

1870s is 15 decades ago and Phil has changed a lot in the last 2 decades. Still - I have no idea about his private life, but it is possible that if he is kind to a young woman in her 30s to whom he is attracted, and who is attracted to him, that he is following the advice of his grandmother. Who was in her 20s in the nineteenth century (I only mention Phil Collins because I recently discovered that a couple of his songs that I have heard on the radio are actually really good songs when you listen with attention - EveryDay has a great video, with the best use of an empty dream-scape apartment I have ever seen on film, and there are one or two others.)

@mike - Trump - like Reagan, and like Kennedy before him - is famous for being sort of the first of his kind and seeking out advice from others. Trump's grandparents were born a long time ago, and maybe he learned something from them. Poor Reagan had an alcoholic dad and left for California as soon as he could. We are still living with some of the mistakes of Kennedy and Reagan (Anthony Kennedy :( ; deregulation of airlines :( choosing Bush as a person worthy to be vice president :( ) Let's hope Trump gets consistently better advice

narciso said...

Yeah that's it, trumps grandfather wee a prospector in the klondike innthw late 20th century, his uncle though was friends with Nicholas tesla the erratic physicist, whose intwrst included time travel, which leads to interesting places

Original Mike said...

The latest effort at justification comes directly from anti-Trump FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok; claiming the ‘insurance policy’ statement was to protect candidate Donald Trump, not to defend the republic against him. :::insert eyeroll here:::

Damn, I'm out of popcorn ....

Inga said...

I wonder if Trump will have a meltdown due to dissapoinment at not being exonerated and start firing people.

President Trump has told friends and advisers that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is wrapping up and Mueller will soon write a letter clearing the president of any wrongdoing, sources told CNN.

A senior White House official and other sources close to the president said that Trump’s legal team has told him that Mueller will exonerate him in the coming months, according to the network?


The Hill

Members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team say the Russia probe will at least continue through 2018, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: White House lawyers had said the probe would be complete this year. When they meet with Mueller's team this week, the Post reports they hope to hear that the probe is wrapping up and shifting focus away from President Trump. As the investigation continues into the new year, tensions are building between the administration and Mueller's office.


Axios

narciso said...

Krauts you no longer amuse, if you ever did.

roger said...

https://twitter.com/OfficialAntifa

pouring concrete on the tracks.........
I cannot tell if this actual idiocy or a parody.........

John Smith Smith said...

narciso - no that is not it, of course. But there are people who are famous who clearly had clueless parents and clueless grandparents. And as one gets older one starts to see, as a practical matter, how that factors into why some people act in a more foolish and un-empathetic way than others of similar apparent intelligence act. This is not something they teach you at college and in fact there is no "course" and no "major" that really helps all that much at understanding that sort of thing. For example, when I learned that the most recent President Bush has a father who thinks - in his senile dotage, to be fair - it is funny to molest young women over their clothes while making a Victorian joke about David Copperfield, I learned something I did not know before, and some of the clueless things that the younger Bush did were more easy to understand (the younger non-VFW Bush's idiotic imposition of suicidal ROEs on the men who served in the army when he was Commander in Chief, the foolish trust in the obvious phony John Roberts, his nepotistic and self-regarding choice of his brother Jeb as a potential future candidate for the honor of being President) as the foolishness of those who were not raised right and who were raised by people who, in turn, were not raised right

Michael said...

Today is the birthday of Edward MadDowell, the American composer. Steer clear of "To a Wild Rose" but tack toward the Etudes. Not the best, but still.

Original Mike said...

Looks like Ohr testimony was postponed at the request of the Committee.

John Smith Smith said...

In other words, there are some people with foolish parents and even more foolish grandparents, who suffer from the effects of 150 years of bad advice, many of them still in politics. And there are other people, no better or worse from a moral point of view, with wise parents and wise grandparents, who benefit from 150 years of good advice. Most people are in between, but, if you talk to a lot of people long enough to understand where they are coming from, you might agree with me that not everybody is in between.

Big Mike said...

@John Smith Smith, I suspect that Bush the elder had a stroke, because one of the side effects of a stroke is loss of inhibitions. That doesn't excuse the actions, but perhaps it helps explain them.

narciso said...

Those roe's haven't changed since Beirut, heck they were probably in place as far back as the siege of saigon during yet. But the Medici ( because they started in banking and branched into politics) have a very old school wasp sensibility, take the bay of pigs, dulles and bisell, didn't a tinkers about what was going on in their front yard. But grayston lynch and tip ruchardson, two regular Texas did know what was at stake

Trump has a very niuveau sensibility, he rubbed the grandees in palm beach the wrong way, he doesn't assume we do things in the same pigheaded waynwe've done for 70 years

roger said...

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

for your reading pleasure

narciso said...

There are some aspects of the transatlantic alliance that need to be renegotiated as w found our eastern Europe is more sensible than the west, hence mire sinpatico with urban and kyzinski, girka was a symbol of this a brilliant brash figure in the vein of Richard pipes, I don't think accepting his resignation. Was such a great move, fwiw

narciso said...

Inthink accepting flynns resignation, uneccesarily threw blood in the water, if you don't show loyalty to those who believe in you, and try to placate those cwho are trying to destroy you

Drago said...

Inga, have you scheduled your Franken "Un-Resignation" Party yet?

Will everyone have to wear p****-hats, or will it be come as you are?

narciso said...


And the less dangerous candidate became anc leader, ramaphosa

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/18/exclusive-investigation-world-100m-champion-justin-gatlin-embroiled

John Smith Smith said...

Big Mike - yes I agree, the stroke probably did it (made the older Bush do embarrassing and wrong things with respect to touching young women whom he had no right to touch in that way, and to make stupid jokes about it). I am disappointed in the people who surround him who did not keep him from that type of behavior after his stroke. That being said, I am also offended that, after people like me worked hard to get him elected, he picked a cold-hearted loser like Souter for the Supreme Court, as if none of the work that we put in meant anything to him (I went to vote for him on a very cold snowy day when I would have preferred to stay home) - still , it is possibly unfair of me to bring up something he did after a stroke --- The fact that he was unfair when he had the opportunity to be unfair would be no sufficient excuse for us to be unfair now. Two wrongs do not make a right.
Do I think he raised his son well, before the stroke? No. Too much libertinism, too much pride, too little intellectual and philosophical humility. Sure there was a certain amount of decency, and, when he was very young, an impressive amount of bravery. And his son was brave too (those 1960s jet planes were death-traps, even if flown a continent away from the enemy). But, in the end, there was not enough decency, and not enough humility, and it is not the rich Bushes who suffered most from their mistakes.

Big Mike said...

@narcisco, Trump is learning, and damned quickly. Besides, he dumped Flynnforlying to Pence, if you recall.

Inga said...

He wants loyalty from a Supreme Court Justice?

President Trump threatened to rescind his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch after Gorsuch criticized him personally, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Trump considered pulling the nomination, afraid that Gorsuch wouldn’t be “loyal” to him. He also told aides that he knew of other judges who would want the position.

One aide described Trump’s anger at the then-nominee as an “explosion,” according to The Post.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365540-trump-considered-pulling-gorsuchs-nomination-after-gorsuch-criticized

traditionalguy said...

Speaking of trucks, the live TV shots of the derailed train and blocked interstate traffic focused on a beautiful Logging Truck loaded with logs.That warms my heart to see the Logging Industry making a comeback in Washington State.The Canadians had shut her down with standard trade cheating by subsidy to Canadian logs.

That is a huge Industry that made America Great once.

Original Mike said...

How many times do you have to get burned before you stop believing this stuff, Inga?

BJM said...

Okay we've wrestled the pig all day...how about a palate cleanser?

Big Mike said...

@John Smith Smith, I understand. Still, I am happy that it was Dubya who was president and not Al Gore when the Twin Towers were destroyed. Can you imagine? I am used to taking what I can get and trying for more later, so that I have no use for the George F. Wills and Max Boots and Jonah Goldbergs of the world — If it isn’t perfectly ideal conservatism then they want no part of it. Ridiculous.

IIRC Souter was pushed by Sununu, so the fault is more that Bush the elder relied on his key advisor and failed to properly vet his choice.

narciso said...

Unnamed official who wouldn't give Bezos the time of day. Yes w was revolutionary in his own way in foreign policy after essentially promising status quo plus, the establishment figures like Powell on the inside and Scowcroft of the outside couldn't grasp that ?btw guess where much of the money for the formers foundation the latterscthinktank, the Atlantic council comes from?)

narciso said...

The answer is the kingdom, many of the same folks that filled red queen's coffers.

gadfly said...


@mockturtle said... to the left and the never-Trumpers, being articulate is far more important than being productive.

Wait! Since when did Donald become articulate or show any inkling that he even knows what productivity is? Sadly, the mindless, less-than-demigod, Narcissus soon pines away - no matter how the story is told.

walter said...

gaddy,
get more at this point with Trump or what you would expect via Hil'?
Go buff that "Don't blame me" bumper sticker...

chickelit said...

mockturtle wrote: Scarcely a day goes by that I don't hear: The proof is in the pudding which makes no sense. It is properly said, The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

I riffed on the "wrong" saying here in the context of J.J. Thomson's "Plum Pudding" model of the atom. You're a chemist of some repute and you might appreciate. :)

gadfly said...

@John Smith Smith said...

Trump - like Reagan, and like Kennedy before him - is famous for being sort of the first of his kind and seeking out advice from others. Trump's grandparents were born a long time ago, and maybe he learned something from them. Poor Reagan had an alcoholic dad and left for California as soon as he could. We are still living with some of the mistakes of Kennedy and Reagan (Anthony Kennedy :( ; deregulation of airlines :( choosing Bush as a person worthy to be vice president :( ) Let's hope Trump gets consistently better advice.

It seems that Donald's grandfather, Friedrich, ran a Canadian brothel and Trump's dad, Fred Sr., discriminated against black tenants for which he was heavily fined and he was arrested while in attendance at a KKK rally in 1927. So Donald's suspect business practices follow closely in the footsteps of his sires; Donald interacted with Mafia dons, Russian mobsters in both New York and New Jersey; he scammed students at his Trump University and he ended up paying the highest fines ever demanded for money-laundering at his casinos on three separate occasions. Then there was six bankruptcies which is stealing, anyway you cut it. Lately we hear that he, his daughter and his son-in-law lied about occupancy at Trump Soho to potential condo buyers. The fake news king never lies, you know, just ask him.

chickelit said...

@gadfly: I appreciate your regurgitation of known facts but I wondered if you could throw up anything new for us to swallow?

chickelit said...

@gadfly: Plus you left out the part about Woody Guthrie -- the Woody Guthrie -- mentioning Trump's father in a song. How many people get mentioned in a Woody Guthrie song? It's like getting mentioned in a Bob Dylan song.

Ken B said...

Didn’t CNN tell us Tillerson would be gone by New Year's? Any news there?

John Smith Smith said...

gadfly - you are too short for this ride.

After you write a fair description of Obama's grandparents you might regain some respect.

But you won't. I understand human nature. You won't.

You have too much hatred in your heart to criticize people you like.

I am willing to criticize anybody, even people I like. Everybody expect the saints are bad. Your grandmother was probably pretty bad, too, just like mine.

Your turn, hater.

chickelit said...

Ken B said...Didn’t CNN tell us Tillerson would be gone by New Year's? Any news there?

It would be a hoot if they (CNN) announced that things had changed -- a doubling down on fake news as it were. All for ratings, of course.

John Smith Smith said...

Also, gadfly hater, compare Obama's grandparents to Obama.

Do it the nastiest most pc-hating way you can, just like you did to Trump.

Then you will understand why I think of you as a hater.

Better yet, stop hating, start loving.

Expect the best of everybody, and pray for that.

chickelit said...

After you write a fair description of Obama's grandparents you might regain some respect.

If gadfly declines, I'll do it with declined pronouns: They begat spiteful her who begat resentful him.

gadfly said...

@walter said...
gaddy,
get more at this point with Trump or what you would expect via Hil'?
Go buff that "Don't blame me" bumper sticker...

When the choice is elect a female crook or a male crook, there is no choice, no place to hide, so I voted libertarian.

The folks fooling themselves into believing that a seventy-year-old who never passed from adolescence could right all ships can be blamed - and walter, that must include you. Any one of the fifteen other GOP candidates would have been better than Trump.

BTW, my wife is a living, breathing, Trumpster who won't listen to reason either. And she won't discuss specifics with me, because she has no logic to hide behind. All I hear from the talk shows are defense after defense of Trump childishness and over-generous granting of credit for accomplishments that he had no influence over. In my almost 80 years, I have never witnessed this strange attitude that a president's self-love and moronic behavior must be justified at all costs.

Pray that we don't go to war.

chickelit said...

Here and there, I'm shocked, shocked, to learn how old everyone is. I'm 57 and varietal.

John Smith Smith said...

gadfly - you are almost 80? if so God bless you. My 96 year old mom used to watch CNN all day hoping for even worse things to be said about Trump. I don't have it in my heart to hold it against her.

Once you are past 70 nothing makes sense. You know pretty much everybody you have ever known was good or bad but you realize you were never present enough in their lives to have a good grasp of it, with a few exceptions.

Sorry I criticized you - I though you were like 30 or something, and the old drill instructor that I sort of used to be (I was never a drill instructor but I had a few in my chain of command back in the day - that is, they were in my chain of command - they were the NCOs, I was the officer in charge) came out.

To be fair - it was not easy having Eisenhower and Kennedy and Johnson in charge all the way from 52 to 69, was it? You have any idea what their grandparents were responsible for, back in the 1850s?

chickelit said...

My mother is 80, lives in Madison, and is a Trump supporter.

Kevin said...

Inga, have you scheduled your Franken "Un-Resignation" Party yet?

Will everyone have to wear p****-hats, or will it be come as you are?


You can wear whatever you want, but there will be a photo booth where you can get a picture of you putting your hands on Kristen Gillibrand's breasts.

KittyM said...

@gadfly "All I hear...are defense after defense of Trump childishness and over-generous granting of credit for accomplishments that he had no influence over. In my almost 80 years, I have never witnessed this strange attitude that a president's self-love and moronic behavior must be justified at all costs."

This is brilliantly put. Thank you.

Kevin said...

Didn’t CNN tell us Tillerson would be gone by New Year's? Any news there?

I think as Anderson Cooper is watching the ball slowly come down, CNN should have to have a list of stuff they reported that absolutely wasn't true scroll down the screen.

Then when the list ran out and the champaign corks popped, Coop could say, "Happy New Year! You won't believe what we're cooking up for you in 2018!"

You know, just a spark of truth now and then to keep things honest.

Kevin said...

In my almost 80 years, I have never witnessed this strange attitude that a president's self-love and moronic behavior must be justified at all costs.

Sweetie, you might have missed the Obama Administration.

urbane legend said...

Rob said...
"If the plan is passed, I.R.S. staff members will have to write countless guidelines and regulations."

No one at the IRS can subtract 5 from 10 with any two available hands, eh?

Rosa Marie Yoder said...

MSU records a school single-game record 16 blocks in 107-62 victory!

Miles Bridges matches his career-high with 33 points!

Yes, last night Michigan State University beat Houston Baptist with their starters playing most of the game. Should this be included in their season tally of wins and losses? It sound more like a scrimmage game to me.

Humperdink said...

"You can wear whatever you want, but there will be a photo booth where you can get a picture of you putting your hands on Kristen Gillibrand's breasts."

Recall the life-size poster of Felonius von Pantsuit (Hillary, for the uninitiated), where two of her campaign aids were doing to same to her likeness.

Humperdink said...

Wowee, Morning Rino and his sidekick Mikette are having a yuge rally for Alfranken this morning. Kirsten Gillibrand is getting summarily trashed in the process. Talentless Mike Barnicle alluded to the fact the Alfeanken debacle was all about Roy Moore.

Someone made a phone call.

Darrell said...

It seems that Donald's grandfather, Friedrich, ran a Canadian brothel and Trump's dad, Fred Sr., discriminated against black tenants for which he was heavily fined and he was arrested while in attendance at a KKK rally in 1927.

Fucking nonsense--Lefty lies or intentional misrepresentations. That hotel/restaurant didn't become a brothel until after Trump sold it. Two owners after. His father lived in an area in NYC where Communists, fascists, and the KKK were holding marches and where fights broke out. They were marching right in front of his house. No evidence at all that he was involved with any of those groups. The Fred Trump that was arrested for failure to obey a police order was released the next day without charges. For all we know he was just trying to get in his house when a cop told him to move along, or he was stopping a Communist from crapping on his front steps.

Francisco D said...

Inga"s favorite conservative, Andrew McCarthy writes,

"In reality, it is much ado about nothing. Trump is not going to fire Mueller, we are not on the precipice of a constitutional crisis that will tear the union asunder, and the disputed documents are not going to make or break the case. Mueller’s aggressive staffers will continue scorching the earth for a while because that is what they know how to do, and apparently no one at the Justice Department is going to tell them they can’t. But we’re no closer to establishing “collusion.”

Tim at large said...

Gillibrand was always out of her depth in all except looks.

Tim at large said...

BTW, my wife is a living, breathing, Trumpster who won’t listen to reason either. - gadfly

You know, it’s possible, I know the possibility is extreeeeemly remote, but it is just within the realm of possibility, that it’s you who have closed your mind to reason.

Big Mike said...

Once you are past 70 nothing makes sense.

I’m 71 and the whole world makes sense. I don’t enjoy the sense I am making of it, but, yes, it certainly makes sense.

You know pretty much everybody you have ever known was good or bad but you realize you were never present enough in their lives to have a good grasp of it, with a few exceptions.

My sons are in their thirties and have good jobs and are good, Republican voting, citizens. And since moving out to the Shenandoah Valley I’ve made numerous new friends.

mockturtle said...

My mother, who died earlier this year at 92, was an early supporter of Trump. My sister, a diehard Prog, did her best to 're-educate' her about Trump and I don't know whom she voted for. In WA, it wouldn't have mattered, at any rate.

Gahrie said...

Pray that we don't go to war.

We can't..we're still fighting the wars Obama started. And finally winning them.

Clyde said...

Late to the party on this one but has anyone yet said "Don we now our gayfeather apparel"?

Original Mike said...

"BTW, my wife is a living, breathing, Trumpster who won’t listen to reason either". - gadfly

Who's been talking sense to her? A neighbor?