May 18, 2019

At the Saturday Night Cafe...

... keep up the conversation.

59 comments:

narciso said...

A little context here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BenKTallmadge/status/1129918338597941248

Nobody said...

This Justin Amish of the Michigan GOP?

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/18/justin-amash-trump-impeachable-mueller-1332780

I hear he is an LLR who thinks that assasination would be counterproductive because Trump would only become more powerful, like Obiwan.

Nobody said...

narciso;s link

According to Justin Amash’s financial disclosure forms, Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese
company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools.

Dynamic Source Int is located in Hangzhou, China.

No wonder Justin Amash’s been attacking Trump’s Tariffs!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the Rhythm Clusters just put out their first album!!

some of our fave's:

-Sweet Child O' Mine
-Be My Baby
-I Want You To Want Me
-Heartbeat Hotel
-Bridge Over Broken Water

AustinRoth said...

A Democrat walks into a Republican bar.

He asks what the most popular drink there is.

The bartender replies, “A Russian Collusion,”

The Democrat says, “I will take one of those,”

The bartender hand# him an empty glass.

narciso said...

That or thanos:

https://babalublog.com/2019/05/18/former-nazi-official-turned-soviet-socialist-operative-helped-broker-arms-deals-for-cubas-fidel-castro/&ved=2ahUKEwirxp_Ax6biAhWEmVkKHXVrBmoQFjAHegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw1WFTj6G9QWj9D7n6kg1jX-

narciso said...

Remer was the fanatical persecutor of the stauffenberg network played by Thomas kretschmer in valkyrie

stevew said...

One of my sisters, a CA liberal, though not of the extreme Sanders/AOC variety, has been visiting the last few days. We've been traveling around meeting with our older relatives doing some genealogical research. Note, please, that when I say 'we' I mean my sister has been doing the data gathering, I've been mostly chauffeuring around New England.

During our travels today, up to Maine to my son, her nephew, and his family, we got to talking. She's very much into thinking about various social issues; the homeless problem on the West coast, BLM, abortion, etc. Apparently she's read some book recently that discusses the trouble "we", the people of the United States, are having solving these intractable problems. The book's author posits that there's just too much disagreement as to the nature of the problems and no agreement on the solutions, no real common ground on which to build a broad coalition.

I said that one of the biggest and strongest barriers is that "we" are trying to solve local issues at a national level. I asked how she proposes to fix a homelessness problem in Seattle, San Francisco, or LA by somehow getting 320 million people in 50 States, across a land mass of 3,796,742 sq mi to agree on anything. Having heard it put this way for the first time she didn't have a response. It is a puzzle that good-hearted people haven't considered.

In any case, was still a great visit. One little tidbit we learned is that we are related, through our mother's side, back to one of the "first comers" to the area. A relation came here from England in 1635. Most interesting to me was thinking about what drove him to come to this then desolate place, putting himself at risk. Work and land and opportunity seem to be the best answer.

Glorious weather today. Crab apples still in bloom. I love this time of year.

traditionalguy said...

We are home.

StephenFearby said...

Highlight from today's tweets by Undercover Huber:

@JohnWHuber

EXCLUSIVE: Congress is in possession of sworn testimony from a senior FBI official that the “Woods Procedure” for FISA does not involve *verifying* whether “facts” are actually *true*

Just that there is a source for each footnote. Those sources can be as simple as a news article

Now pair with this

@JohnWHuber

EXCLUSIVE: The FBI Supervisory Special Agent sworn “affiant” on the @carterwpage FISA warrant did not even review the underlying “Woods File” before signing it and submitting for DOJ review

Undercover Huber
‏@JohnWHuber


https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber


Undercover Huber

How an unauthorized media leak of @GeorgePapa19 search warrant evidence from Mueller’s team (that “doesn’t leak”) helped the @nytimes win a Pulitzer prize 🚨

SUMMARY

—In Dec 17, the NYT was leaked info about @GeorgePapa19 private Facebook messages that only a select few had access to

—Mueller’s prosecutors had access to these msgs via a search warrant & motive to leak them

—Others had access, but they are unlikely to be the leakers

[Details]:

https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1129840856884797441


Also helpfully informed James Comey about a new job opening ):

More Undercover Huber Retweeted ABC News
CC: @Comey

Queen Elizabeth II is hiring! Her majesty is looking for a social media expert. https://abcn.ws/2VPBeZq

walter said...

According to Justin Amash’s financial disclosure forms, Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese
company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools.

Dynamic Source Int is located in Hangzhou, China.
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“Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstruction of justice) has been committed; it simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct,” Amash wrote.

Nobody said...

In Dec 17, the NYT was leaked info about @GeorgePapa19 private Facebook messages...

Everybody knew what Mueller knew.

Original Mike said...

"Everybody knew what Mueller knew."

Well, except Inga ...

JackWayne said...

This supports my contention that the Tory Party will realign and that Farage has a good chance to become PM after the realignment. The British Ruling Class is imploding.

Nobody said...

So Feynman says that calculus is the language that God speaks, and it always bothered me, but I realized that calculus is the language that God speaks when trying to explain stuff to Feynman in terms he can understand, so that’s probably why he thought that. Now I can sleep at night.

Original Mike said...

What do you have against calculus?

Unknown said...

This supports my contention that the Tory Party will realign and that Farage has a good chance to become PM after the realignment. The British Ruling Class is imploding.

Sounds like if Boris gets in, he should just do it, and dare them to trigger a General. If they take him up on it, then either he or Farage could lead a single issue Brexit coalition, give the process the enema it needs and then if another General comes, so be it.

walter said...
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walter said...

"Will we be the ones to let the government of, by, and for the people perish from the face of the earth?" Biden asked. "Dare we let that happen? Dare we let that happen? Absolutely not. We will not."

Jodentum!
(Please allow side dish O' Biden-Kinden griftin')

Big Mike said...

@Original Mike, calculus is the source of Rolle’s Theorem, which is in turn the basis for the Laffer Curve. Economists in general and Democrat economists in particular hate the Laffer Curve.

Mark said...

A comedy of errors. First the handler is still holding onto Bodexpress when the gates open. That causes the horse to buck and the jockey goes flying into the air right at the start.

But sure if that horse did not still run the race without the rider. And kept up with the pack.

You gotta feel bad about the horse that finished behind him.

eddie willers said...

I realized that calculus is the language that God speaks when trying to explain stuff to Feynman in terms he can understand,

God would need a pop-up book with me.

Narayanan said...

In dentistry, calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in plaque on the teeth.

After calculus you need to go to the dentist office.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

God said there would be no math on the test.

curiously, lots of entries about God and Math thought.

narciso said...


A light fisking:


https://mobile.twitter.com/davidharsanyi/status/1129851375523905536

Unknown said...

And malt does more than Feynman can.
To justify God's ways to man.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the Trinity, and the moment of conception-- 3 in One

Mother, Father and the new life-- separate, yet one

Gahrie said...

California is going make taking a class in "Ethic Studies" a part of the graduation requirements. It will probably be a 1 semester class. They are creating a curriculum for a class called Ethic Studies, but existing classes in Women's Studies, Latino Studies, African American Studies will be acceptable. Besides the obvious, it adds one more class to the graduation requirements, which takes away one more class the kid could have explored something new in.

gadfly said...

Nobody said...
According to Justin Amash’s financial disclosure forms, Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese
company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools.

Dynamic Source Int is located in Hangzhou, China.

No wonder Justin Amash’s been attacking Trump’s Tariffs!


Why would Amash care about Trump's inflationary tariffs - since he controls product cost and selling price to himself? Amash imports at whatever price he chooses, at at loss I'd expect, pays the stupid tariff on the reduced price but sells to consumers at full cost plus full markup plus Trumps added tariff percentage. American customers get screwed and American manufacturers are paying far too much labor and overhead to compete.

Yancey Ward said...

I still remember vividly the point at which I understood intuitively why the area under the curve was the anti-derivative of the function. There have been few times in my life that I have been able to reattain that sort of satisfaction and wonder.

Yancey Ward said...

Wow, gadfly, you get your economic's degree out of a box of Cracker Jacks?

Michael McNeil said...

Omar Khayyam — born only a few decades less than a thousand years ago (he lived circa 1050-1123) — a poet of grace via his famous, lovely Rubaiyat — but also, unbeknown by most, a formidable mathematician, making notable advances in algebra and geometry (the solving of cubic equations in particular).

For instance, here's an intriguing mathematical insight (especially for that era!) that Omar Khayyam expressed in his Algebra: [quoting…]

Whoever thinks algebra is a trick in obtaining unknowns has thought it in vain. No attention should be paid to the fact that algebra and geometry are different in appearance. Algebras are geometric facts which are proved.

[/unQuote]

Despite such brilliance, however, Khayyam poetically deprecated his jewelry box (or Scrooge-McDuck vault) of self-evoked mathematical treasures in his Rubaiyat (FitzGerald Edition), as he wrote: [quoting…]

Ah, but my Computations, People say,
Have squared the Year to human Compass, eh?
If so, by striking from the Calendar
Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday.

[/unQuote]

Omar Khayyam's mathematics struck “Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday” from the Calendar… basically because he lacked Calculus, invented in the late 17th century — leaving prior mathematics stuck pretty much in a timeless stasis (from a describing-physical-reality point of view).

____
(Quotes from: Carl B. Boyer, A History of Mathematics, Second Edition, 1989, revised by Uta C. Merzbach, John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 225, 240-242)

Drago said...

The Poor Man's LLR Chuck Gadfly: "Why would Amash care about Trump's inflationary tariffs - since he controls product cost and selling price to himself?"

Its fun to watch cut and paste morons try to react to reality without an easy "go to" cut and paste option.

LOL

Humperdink said...

Ever heard of Matthew Bolling? He's the LeBron James of high school track. An amazing performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0NPo8ZyF_o

Tommy Duncan said...

Drudge is selling Biden now:

"Joe Biden excoriated President Donald Trump as America’s “divider-in-chief” in a speech Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, presenting himself as an antidote to the country’s searing political conflict as he staged the largest rally yet of his presidential campaign."

He spoke to several thousand people. It's not clear if he used the unifying phrase "Put Y’All Back in Chains".

Fritz said...


AustinRoth said...
A Democrat walks into a Republican bar.

He asks what the most popular drink there is.

The bartender replies, “A Russian Collusion,”

The Democrat says, “I will take one of those,”

The bartender hand# him an empty glass.


And says "That'll be 30 million bucks."

iowan2 said...


I'd expect, pays the stupid tariff on the reduced price but sells to consumers at full cost plus full markup plus Trumps added tariff percentage.

One of lifes simple pleasure is watching leftist learn something, then realize they have to immediately forget what they learn, because it ruins the narrative.

We learned, when President Trump raised tariffs for Chinese produced products, tariffs are a tax on the consumer of the product. The company does not pay it, the consumer does. That tax on the consumer disproportionately fall on the poor and middle class.
Let us repeat that. A tax on the manufacturer is paid by the consumer. Again, raise income taxes on corporations, and the consumer pays that tax. The poor and middle class disproportionately get hurt by raising taxes. Sen Warren's plan to increase income taxes on corporations hurt the poor and middle class, not corporations.

Jersey Fled said...

Wonderful speech by Kimberly Strassel on the Russia Collusion scandal on YouTube. Lay's out the details and talks about where we are now and where we need to go. Identifies "Saint James" Comey as the principal bad guy.

Google: Kimberly Strassel: The Left Will Silence You on Youtube.

Jersey Fled said...

Can also link to Kim Strassel's speech through Conservative Treehouse.

Spend 36 minutes and watch it. You will thank me.

Temujin said...

stevew said: "In any case, was still a great visit. One little tidbit we learned is that we are related, through our mother's side, back to one of the "first comers" to the area. A relation came here from England in 1635. Most interesting to me was thinking about what drove him to come to this then desolate place, putting himself at risk. Work and land and opportunity seem to be the best answer."

The answer of course is the Twin Lobster dinners.

Humperdink said...

Watched the Kim Strassel video the other day. Highly recommend also.

gilbar said...
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gilbar said...

Nobody said... So Feynman says that calculus is the language that God speaks

I'm pretty sure that differential equations are the language that GOD speaks.

two things:
1) very (VERY) few people have Any idea what something like y` + P(x)y = Q(x)y^n means
2) Only the simplest differential equations are solvable

If you think about it, it explains a Lot about GOD :)

alanc709 said...

Gahrie said...
California is going make taking a class in "Ethic Studies" a part of the graduation requirements. It will probably be a 1 semester class. They are creating a curriculum for a class called Ethic Studies, but existing classes in Women's Studies, Latino Studies, African American Studies will be acceptable. Besides the obvious, it adds one more class to the graduation requirements, which takes away one more class the kid could have explored something new in.

Will politicians be required to take Ethics 101, or are they too far gone for a class to help.
Of course, if they think Women's Studies is an acceptable substitute for an ethics class, whats the point- they are lost.

Fernandistein said...

I'm pretty sure that differential equations are the language that GOD speaks.

According to the Christian Bible, god speaks almost entirely in bluster and threats, and didn't know any math beyond multiplication. The atheist Feynman was just telling a joke.

Rosa Marie Yoder said...

On one of the Facebook pages for quilters that I follow, someone posted about her son's Eagle Scout project - tiny burial blankets for babies born still. Miniature quilts that are just 12" or 18" square. What a lovely way to honor life.

FB page "Benjamin's Blankets"

rehajm said...

Gramma couldn’t find tue Bruins game last night. Soo upset.

Humperdink said...

Ferd said: "According to the Christian Bible, god speaks almost entirely in bluster and threats"

Have you spent much time in the New Testament?

Nobody said...

If a closed-form expression for the solution is not available, the solution may be numerically approximated using computers. The theory of dynamical systems puts emphasis on qualitative analysis of systems described by differential equations, while many numerical methods have been developed to determine solutions with a given degree of accuracy.

I think God just does the full arithmetic since He can. Diff EQ is a magnificent kludge, just like calculus.

Gahrie said...

California is going make taking a class in "Ethic Studies" a part of the graduation requirements. It will probably be a 1 semester class. They are creating a curriculum for a class called Ethic Studies, but existing classes in Women's Studies, Latino Studies, African American Studies will be acceptable. Besides the obvious, it adds one more class to the graduation requirements, which takes away one more class the kid could have explored something new in.

Will politicians be required to take Ethics 101, or are they too far gone for a class to help.
Of course, if they think Women's Studies is an acceptable substitute for an ethics class, whats the point- they are lost.


Autocorrect fail.."ethic" should be "Ethnic".

And of course the politicians won't take ethics classes...California is dominated by Democrats, ethics are like poison to them.

Nobody said...

Omar Khayyam's mathematics struck “Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday” from the Calendar… basically because he lacked Calculus,

So Oma Khay’yam was a mortal human, right? I believe that most mathematics desribe ever more powerful ways of doing arithmetic. I hadn’t really thought about algebra, but I am thinking that God doesn’t spend much time searching for “unkowns.”

Incidentally, thanks for the Omar Khay’yam stuff, I only knew about the poem.

Nobody said...

Why would Amash care about Trump's inflationary tariffs - since he controls product cost and selling price to himself?

Maybe because it erases much of his advantage he gained by displacing American workers with Chinese ones?

Nobody said...

Inflation caused by rising wages is a problem for the owning class, not the working class. If you are mainly sympathetic to the owning class, you should just become a Democrat already.

Andrew said...

Question for every Democrat candidate for President.

Suppose a child survives an abortion. How long must that child live outside of the mother before you believe that killing it is a homicide? At what point, after birth, is the child deserving of protection?

Michael K said...

Suppose a child survives an abortion. How long must that child live outside of the mother before you believe that killing it is a homicide? At what point, after birth, is the child deserving of protection?

The New York Times says this is a myth. No Democrat has ever said this. Northam who?

Mr. Trump is using the issue to rouse his base, including the crucial voting bloc of Christian conservatives for whom abortion is an overarching issue. His false statements that Democrats would “execute” newborn babies — which he has repeated on his Twitter feed, during his State of the Union address and at campaign rallies, sometimes as he mimics swaddling a baby — are being picked up and repeated by conservatives all over the country.”

Covering the news, with a blanket. Until it stops moving.

n.n said...

Suppose a child survives an abortion. How long must that child live outside of the mother before you believe that killing it is a homicide? At what point, after birth, is the child deserving of protection?

Human life, human being, [colorful] clump of cells, or "person". It's homicide from conception, perhaps implementation in utero. It's murder from the first "rhythmic cluster" of brain waves.

n.n said...

The tariffs are inflationary if we persist to indulge labor and environmental arbitrage.

n.n said...

ethics are like poison to them.

Ethics are relative, or selective, a la Pro-Choice.

Jim at said...

Well, except Inga ...

Boom!