December 3, 2018

At the Monday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.

41 comments:

FullMoon said...

Greta interviews Trump, triggers commenterChuck

stevew said...

Busy travel week. Colorado for a couple of days and then NYC to wrap up the week. I'll be sure to ignore all the insights from our Entertainment Crowd betters while I'm away.

Weather looks favorable for airline travel. If all goes as planned I'll walk through the door Friday night around 9pm. I like what I do, but the check makes weeks like this painless.

Drago said...

FM: "Greta interviews Trump, triggers commenterChuck"

Not at all!

I'm sure LLR Chuck is quite comfortable with his fellow neverTrump-FusionGPS connected and billionaire lefty funders all expense paid cruise with Li'l Bill "I feel my inner socialist coming out!" Kristol!

stevew said...

Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic: Jonah Goldberg has jumped the shark. Discuss.

Drago said...

Stevew: "I'll give you a topic: Jonah Goldberg has jumped the shark. Discuss."

He had to. All the National Review crew has or will as we approach the 2020 election where an army of LLR Chucks will pull out all the stops to ensure the dems regain complete power.

MadisonMan said...

How many of the News Articles on the riots in Paris mention that the tax hikes on fuel -- the cause of the riots -- are a result of the Paris Climate Accords?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
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Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Have you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary will provide some insight?
From their 2014 990 Tax Form; they list 486 employees (line 5)
It took 486 people who are paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses, to give away $5.1 MILLION
The real heart of the Clintons can be seen here. Staggering but not surprising. These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation for the tax year 2014. The copy of the tax return is from the National Center for Charitable Statistics web site http://nccs.urban.org/ . You can obtain the latest tax return on any charitable organization there.
The Clinton Foundation: Number of Employees (line 5) 486
Total revenue (line 12) $177,804,612.00
Total grants to charity (line 13) $5,160,385.00 (this is less than 3%)
Total expenses of $91,281,145.00
Expenses include:
Salaries (line 15) $34,838,106.00
Fund raising fees (line 16a) $850,803.00
Other expenses (line 17) $50,431,851.00 HUH??????

Travel $8,000,000.00
Note: $20 Million in Travel & Meetings to decide who gets the $5.160 Million in Charity ?
Meetings $12,000,000.00
Net assets/fund balances (line 22) $332,471,349.00… So it required 486 people, who were paid $34.8 million, plus $91.3 million in fees and expenses, to give away $5.1 MILLION!
And they call this a CHARITY?

narciso said...

NBC news mentions it almost as an oversight, CNBC was more forthright

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Is Rachel Maddow on the Clinton Foundation payroll? Or any person who works for a "news" organization. (CNN, NBC etc...) I'd like to know.

narciso said...

Too many to count stephanopoulos, bartiromo once upon a time,

anti-de Sitter space said...

"The copy of the tax return is from the National Center for Charitable Statistics web site http://nccs.urban.org/ . You can obtain the latest tax return on any charitable organization there."

So nccs.urban is the place you pointin' to, I went there and punched in the name, got this:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16680

anti-de Sitter space said...

FTR the Clintons go a 92 and change, the American Red Cross gets 84:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3277

narciso said...

Yes about that:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/29/oanns_chris_carter_clinton_foundation_hasnt_had_audit_or_oversight_for_almost_20_years.html#!

Trumpit said...

Cancerous second hand smoke has been a big problem for a long, long time. Now, even worse, we now have second hand marijuana. The legalization of weed was unthinking and wrong. What can you do about it? I have no fucking idea. Do any of you?

narciso said...

Now its getting serious:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/is-it-some-thing-they-said.html

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Thanks Narciso.

Unknown said...

Is there any particular Goldberg column or appearance that prompted that observation?

wildswan said...

Warbling My Native Wood Notes Wild, I say:

Can a Native American like "Cherokee" Warren run for President? Don't you have to be a citizen and aren't the Native Americans citizens of their tribes, not citizens of the US?

and WMNWW, I also say:

If you go to
https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors
you can see cumulative totals for who gave the Clintons how much. There's sections
1. Over 25 million, seven donors including Elevate Social Businesses [Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada)] * and Frank Giustra, The Radcliffe Foundation

2. 10 million to 25 million, 20 donors

3. 5 million to 10 million, 15 donors including the Clinton Family Foundation?!

4. 1 million to 5 million, 165 donors, including Clinton Bush-Haiti Fund, Presidential Inaugural Committee.

I wonder if the "Presidential Inaugural Committee" was for 2016.

narciso said...

There are connections here:


https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article222049230.html#navlink=SecList

In part through dan Domenici who is the husband of cheryl mills

Guildofcannonballs said...

ace.mu.nu sidebar has Jonah Soyberg kerfuffle.

Guildofcannonballs said...

https://www.westword.com/news/after-2018-midterms-prominent-democratic-jewish-politicians-now-control-colorado-11031184

What anti-semites have kept CO Jews out of power for so long? We must name our enemies persecuting us.

They are putting us in chains.

Guildofcannonballs said...

It is so sad, the anti-Semitism. If it weren't for white bigots, Jews could have helped the whole world. But White devils are always restricting the perfect justice perfectly applied. We must name them: GOP.

Devils. White. Greedy. Ugly. Hateful. Mean.

FullMoon said...

Trumpit said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Cancerous second hand smoke has been a big problem for a long, long time. Now, even worse, we now have second hand marijuana. The legalization of weed was unthinking and wrong. What can you do about it? I have no fucking idea. Do any of you?


Don't inhale

Clayton Hennesey said...

Poor Glenn Reynolds is so conflicted.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/12/03/twitter-facebook-social-media-bias-political-poison-blogosphere-instapundit-column/2183648002/

https://gab.ai/instapundit

Ken B said...

Teachout's Twitter was hacked and he got a ransom call. The hacker posted racist stuff. Twitter's response: not a violation because it’s only a violation if they misrepresent you.

Original Mike said...

Great news, Trumpit! The risk from second hand smoke is greatly exaggerated.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/12/12/study-finds-no-link-between-secondhand-smoke-and-cancer/#4ef9a02565d4
https://slate.com/technology/2017/02/secondhand-smoke-isnt-as-bad-as-we-thought.html

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

second-hand smoke?--
it's the second-hand mirrors you need to watch out for

Humperdink said...

Speaking of grifters, The Most Reverend Al Sharpton, has come into a bit of a windfall. Reverend Al has sold the rights to his life story. And who bought the rights to his life story? Why none other than his charity, the National Action Network.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/01/al-sharpton-sells-his-life-story-rights-for-531000-to-his-own-charity/

gadfly said...

Somebody is lying about secondhand smoke. From Forbes:

A large-scale study found no clear link between secondhand smoke and lung cancer, undercutting the premise of years of litigation including a Florida case that yielded a $350 million settlement.

The article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute details a study of 76,000 women over more than a decade, which found the usual link between smoking and cancer. Lung cancer was 13 times more common in current smokers, and four times more common in former smokers, than in non-smokers.

The study found no statistically significant relationship between lung cancer and exposure to passive smoke, however. Only among women who had lived with a smoker for 30 years or more was there a relationship that the researchers described as "borderline statistical significance." Over at the Velvet Glove, Iron Fist blog, however, journalist Christopher Snowden notes "there's no such thing as borderline statistical significance. It's either significant or it's not," and the reported hazard ratio was not.

Humperdink said...

French President Emmanuel Macron substantially raised fuel taxes to fight global warming. Paris is now on fire.

There's a joke in there somewhere.

rehajm said...

Worth a repost to dovetail nicely with @Home's Clinton charity post:

Zach said...
As to why the Clintons do it -- my guess is that it costs a lot to keep the Clinton machine going.

A lot of people have spent a lot of time advancing the Clintons' interests. They need to be employed whether a Clinton is in office or not, and Hillary needs to keep them on the team if she wants to stay viable.

Once upon a time, those people would be employed by the party. But we're in an era of private political machines, so candidates have to pay for their own party apparatus. Which adds up fast.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Name any historically significant figure, and somebody out there is butthurt about him:

"He demeaned himself to get a department in the university, so that he could teach and write some strange books that none of those present here today have read," says the naval officer in the video, identified by local media as Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin, head of the Baltic Fleet staff.

[...]

Last week, three Kant-related locations were vandalised with paint: his tomb, a monument to the philosopher and a memorial plaque commemorating the place where his house once stood.

Flyers strewn around the monument expressed satisfaction that "the name of the German Kant will not tarnish our airport."

The spokesman for Kaliningrad's Gothic-style basilica, which houses Kant's tomb, said he couldn't understand the motive behind the anti-Kant protests.

"For Kaliningrad residents, for thinking people, Kant is not a citizen of any certain country, he is an individual of a planetary scope," spokesman Vladimir Silinevich told AFP.

Tommy Duncan said...

From Fox News:

"Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump.

Tommy Duncan said...

From WaPo:

"PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country.

To help curb climate change, the government had proposed a slew of new carbon taxes that were slated to take effect in January 2019 and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price hikes those taxes represented triggered a wave of social unrest unseen in recent years that quickly became a full-blown crisis."

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

rehajm quotes Zach:

"Once upon a time, those people would be employed by the party. But we're in an era of private political machines, so candidates have to pay for their own party apparatus. Which adds up fast."

This struck me because yesterday I was reading about just this set-up in Goldsworthy's Caesar: Life of a Colossus. Viz., that politics was individual, not organized via permanent parties, requiring vast personal wealth for the politically ambitious. (Which required all kinds of plunder and corruption to obtain, of course.)

Good read (so far), btw.

rehajm said...

To help curb climate change...

So where's the scientific evidence for this statement, science-y political motivated 'scientists'?

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Tommy Duncan:

From WaPo:

"PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country."


Interesting to see if, or for how long, that calms things down. "Temporarily" aside, the demonstrations seem to be an expression of a much larger set of grievances (from different constituencies), a flash point, and not a single complaint that can be easily addressed by postponing or changing a bit of legislation here and there.

rhhardin said...

Rats. The Ohio State football coach will announce his retirement at 2pm, which means I need another source for automatic recording or Rush today. No press conference is ever skipped by the local Rush affiliate. As if Rush weren't the attraction.

rhhardin said...

Listening in 40wpm morse code to Levinas, this nice discription of PC culture comes up

[V]iolence does not consist so much in injuring and annihilating persons as in interrupting their continuity, making them play roles in which they no longer recognize themselves, making them betray not only commitments but their own substance, making them carry out actions that will destroy every possibility for action...It establishes an order from which no one can keep his distance; nothing henceforth is exterior...[I]t destroys the identity of the same.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Potheads for welfare.

Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households

Democrats for tax payer waste and fraud. Democrats for voter fraud. CA leads the way. Rachel Maddow for corrupt Hillary.