July 28, 2019

At the Rainbow Café...

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... you can talk all night.

84 comments:

eddie willers said...

Washing the car?

Birkel said...

Imagine worlds in which Xomen believe they can tell Xen what to think and say.
No, Xisters.
Xou may not.

virgil xenophon said...

Mueller?......Mueller?......Mueller?

Churchy LaFemme: said...

The Checkers

Original Mike said...

Hope it rains tonight.

Yancey Ward said...

This last week has been about as perfect a week of July weather as I have ever seen here in Oak Ridge, or any place I have lived in the South. A week of dew points under 64 F is almost unheard of. It is finally starting to get humid again tonight, but still not bad.

Yancey Ward said...

Kermit the Frog

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

here's a colorful rainbow of topics. Enjoy!

Siri "Regularly" Listens In On Your Sexual Encounters, Apple Insists "Only For A Few Seconds"

American Psychological Association Pushes 'Healthy' Group Sex for Pre-Teens as the New Normal

Jeffrey Epstein Provided Female Interns for Charlie Rose

"Senior democrats are in Italy today after Obama, Putin visited and Salvini was in DC. Lots of activity for little Italy. You know why Italy has all of a sudden become so popular among the great powers? Mifsud was working on behalf of Italian spy agencies and then farmed out." per PapaD

"The first thing Dan Coats has to explain is what he did at Ambrosetti Forum, Lake Como, Italy along with John McCain and all those Italian intelligence and law enforcement."
per occhionero

The CIA's "Intelligence Authorization Act" Would Criminalize Whistleblowers And Reporters

Tech Leaders Warn That China’s Spies Have ‘Thoroughly Infiltrated’ Silicon Valley

Bruce Hayden said...

Interesting that Andrew McCarthy has a theory on Part 2 of the Mueller Report that is similar to the one I have been pushing here, though his is a bit more sophisticated: How Mueller’s Lawyers Spun the OLC Guidance on Indicting a Sitting President. The idea is that Mueller’s prosecutors used the OLC opinion on not being able to indict a sitting President as an excuse to not determine whether or not Trump had Obstructed Justice. If they had determined that Trump had, they would have been overridden by AG Barr, on the basis that their legal theory was not legally tenable. So, they got to throw all their dirt at Trump by pretending that that OLC opinion forbid determining that there was probable cause to believe that Trump had committed Obstruction. The thing that McCarthy added was his observation that AG Barr outflanked them by their actually making that determination- that there hadn’t been any Obstruction.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Nat Cole

PluralThumb said...

A racist rainbow. Is that even possible.
Five hail Mary's and look them in the eyes and not their cleavage. Do not ignore five hellos to John as well. Don't hail Hitler. Thanks for the heaven's rainbow!

Bay Area Guy said...

My new position is that Trump's economy is so good and has created so many jobs for minorities that it is now officially racist to oppose Trump.

FullMoon said...

Another mass shooting by a white guy. Gilroy garlic festival. Young peripherals were there but left hours before.

Was at a fairgrounds event some years ago when a black guy shot the place up. Difference is the white guys shoot at random innocent people, black guys shoot at some person they have an actual beef with, or maybe representatives of that person.4Generally .Generally.

Twitter commenters hoping it is aTrump supporter, this time.

readering said...

Not here they don't.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Coats is still in til the 15th, and 3.5 wks til the vacay ends.
Someone in the interim? Nakasone?

readering said...

Having failed to get into Tarantino last night I went for Ron Howard this evening. His documentary Pavarotti. Very enjoyable. Larger than life figure for sure.

Yancey Ward said...

Probably was a vampire.

Yancey Ward said...

"The thing that McCarthy added was his observation that AG Barr outflanked them by their actually making that determination- that there hadn’t been any Obstruction."

Yeah, I have written that exact same thought here multiple times- Mueller etal. underestimated Barr's fearlessness- they really did expect that Barr would be too afraid to make that determination, which is funny because he even pressed them to make the determination themselves. By making it for them, Barr really did deep six the impeachment plan right then and there- Mueller last week just put the sod on top.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

no Garlic in the vajayjay!

... and no Pop-sicles in the vajayjay!

British Doctors Forced To Tell Women Not to Put Ice Lollies In Their Vaginas To Cool Down

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-26/british-doctors-forced-tell-women-not-put-ice-lollies-their-vaginas-cool-down

walter said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z726OPwCnjE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HgaTA3Mts

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

they're going to melt!
and while we're at it-- what other food items are in there?
my gosh, it's not a second purse! This sounds like something you hear about at a women's correctional facility.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"Mueller’s prosecutors used the OLC opinion on not being able to indict a sitting President as an excuse to not determine whether or not Trump had Obstructed Justice"

Of course. The only reason Mueller gave for not charging is the OLC guideline, and the only "evidence", of obstruction I've seen, aside from Trump "wanting" to fire Mueller, and other similar shite, is that Trump could be charged after he leaves office. That's like saying Mueller could be charged with bestiality because there is a provision in the law for charging someone with bestiality.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@walter
walter walter walter. Vid #1 wins you the Golden Speculum Award

Crazy World said...

Horrible about gilroy, beautiful rainbow. What a wild weekend.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Bruce, I read the NR article, and you're right, McCarthy's analysis is very sophisticated, and it makes perfect sense. It's both more nuanced and more to the point than my take, but mine has the added bonus of smearing Mueller by insinuating a charge of bestiality.

walter said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM,
Partly repost from this blog..

readering said...

Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public.

Bay Area Guy said...

Marianne Williamson on the next debate:

“I hope that this time my delivery will be more aligned with my substance,” she told USA Today. “I don’t regret the substance of anything I said, but I understand that my delivery made me vulnerable to mockery.”

Not to worry, MW, you have brought gnostic harmony to this otherwise dry campaign.

Nichevo said...

readering said...
Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public.


So it's Althousian-rhhardinian charity that makes it so that I should not be angry at this foolish, obvious, malicious lie of yours, because it might possibly not be a lie, you might possibly merely be mistaken? Is that how it works?

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Trump wanted to fire Mueller, but he's bad at firing people. I don't believe I've ever heard Trump say "You're fired!". It's just not like him.

rendering, it's a shame that the general public isn't as enlightened as you, or impeaching Trump would be a snap.

Bruce Hayden said...

eadering said...
“Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public”

Doesn’t matter. The official conclusion is that the Mueller Report did not find enough evidence to legally indict Trump for Obstruction of Justice (as well as for Russian collusion).

Yancey Ward said...

"Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public."

This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I read this week, and that is a high bar to beat.

Barr quoted from the report itself when he did the determination, Readering. He made absolutely sure he accepted every single instance of possible obstruction cited by the Mueller Report, and then shot every one of them down- one after the other.

Decision makers in Congress include Republicans, and the general public includes people like me. It carried weight with all those. Who didn't carry weight with are the idiots who still think this can be used for impeachment. Good luck with that.

Danno said...

Blogger readering said...Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public.

How do you know that? It would appear Barr read the report since he opined on the obstruction of justice issue. It was pretty clear Mueller hadn't read the Mueller report, based on his unfamiliarity with its contents.

Danno said...

Yancey, I see we are both up late and of the same mind on readering's post.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

So.. After Trump, what?

Thatcher turned the UK around, but she never could turn the Tories around and ended up handing off to "wets".

Pence is no Trump, and I don't see any great enthusiasm for him anywhere. Haley is competent and fairly tough-minded, but she's a manager, not a brawler. Is there anyone coming up through the ranks that can keep counter-punching?

Big Mike said...

Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report ...

If mendacity was a misdemeanor readering would be doing life without parole.

Big Mike said...

It was pretty clear Mueller hadn't read the Mueller report, based on his unfamiliarity with its contents.

This

dustbunny said...

I keep reading reports that Europe is roasting, but Spain is not. It was in the eighties all last week. It’s balmy in Andalusia.

rehajm said...

How are those indictments from the AG coming along? I’m running out of popcorn.

Bruce Hayden said...

Some late night humor with Snopes looking silly again fact checking the Babylon Bee: Snopes is not amused…

rhhardin said...

"4 dead, including shooter, during attack at Gilroy Garlic Festival. 6-year-old killed"

The newspaper rule used to be, for multiple death stories, overseas it's 20 killed including 4 Americans; domestically it's 20 killed including 4 children.

It's an audience thing.

This seems to be the modern woman-click variant. She doesn't like violence but the children in danger thing is worth a hit.

tim in vermont said...

“If mendacity was a misdemeanor readering would be doing life without parole.”

readering showed his true self when he allowed that Inga was maintaining an absurd position to make some kind of point, so take absurd positions from readering as his way of making points that just sound silly when made in plain language. It will keep you from feeling like you have to respond to him.

tim in vermont said...

“This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I read this week, and that is a high bar to beat.”

See my comment above. readering broke the “fourth wall” of trolldom.

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tim in vermont said...

I am guessing that readering is saying that Barr couldn’t have read the report or he would have found obstruction, but readering, who has also claimed to have the same level of elite education as Justice Kavanaugh, can’t give us any actual examples to chew on. See above. If he gave examples, they would just sound stupid and he knows it.

rhhardin said...

So it's Althousian-rhhardinian charity that makes it so that I should not be angry at this foolish, obvious, malicious lie of yours, because it might possibly not be a lie, you might possibly merely be mistaken? Is that how it works?

It's not charity. It's recognizing points that are self-refuting and need only to be left alone.

If you nevertheless want to make a genuine argument against that something, that's charity.

PluralThumb said...

The death penalty has returned.
Rainbows are not on that list.
Cheers

Hagar said...

The Framers intended the impeachment process for some plain, in your face, violations of his official oath by the President; not just some sophisticated house of cards legal theory to justify removing a President not to the House majority of the moment's liking.

Drago said...

"Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace."-- Bernie Sanders May 5, 2016

According to the latest Ever-Evolving Lefty/LLR-left Rules, Bernie must now withdraw from the Presidential race and confess his racisty-racist-ness.

Birkel said...

California has strict gun laws.
The killer at the garlic festival cut a chain link fence to avoid security.

CONCLUSIONS:
1) Jumping fences is bad.
2) Concentrated security cannot protect us.
3) Distributed security is a better option.
4) A person with bad intent causes harm.
5) No policy proposal from the Left would have stopped the shooting.

Andrew said...

Now Trump is going after Al Sharpton in his tweets. I am in heaven!

Drago said...

Andrew: "Now Trump is going after Al Sharpton in his tweets. I am in heaven!"

Which also guarantees the NeverTrump Faux-"Conservatives" will be lining up to complete their Cuck-Haj to the anti-semitic Rev Al's NY mecca to bend the knee before Al and kiss his ring.

Next up for David French/Bill Kristol/Jonah Goldberg/Max Boot/Stephen Hayes et al: "The Conservative Case For Why Rev Al Is Someone We Must All Listen To And Follow"

tim in vermont said...

Basically the whole second have of the “Written by the Partisan Staff of the Dotard Mueller Report” is left wing trolling.

tim in vermont said...

“[I]n the aftermath of a loss, there is plenty of kindling for irresponsible politicians to set fire to,” Bowler notes. “Most politicians who lose elections recognize this potential for mischief, and so they ordinarily make a creditable run at helping to keep matters calm.”. - The Altlantic

When they thought Trump was going to lose, but they were right about the above, which is one of the reasons women are poorly suited to positions of power at this level. It takes an exceptional man to be president, it takes a really exceptional woman. Hillary acted like the proverbial woman scorned. Al Gore had more class, and that is saying something.

narciso said...

Every part of this narrative is fake:
https://quodverum.com/2019/07/201/the-swamp-meister-.html

Mark Braggv said...

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narciso said...

Yes the Meryl Streep film showed Richard grant as the slithery haseltine and and Anthony Stewart heald as the slippery Geoffrey hurd.

narciso said...

Speaking of Howard he had once option a bio of gray lynch the tough talking doubly ex decorated (world war 2 and korea) marine who came ashore with the brigade, and vouched for them, of course he could find no takers in hillywood.

rehajm said...

Anybody see Howard Schultz in a vertical position lately? I mean his leftie 'friends' could have just threatened him to stay away, I suppose..

narciso said...

Occhionero should take care, the last person who tried to speak out of school was ambrosoli:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CJBdingo25/status/1155745041027084288

narciso said...

The European channel has inspector sorrentino, like Marlowe in 1920s italy.

tim in vermont said...

“[I]nstead of making a concession speech, [I could have] launched a four-year rear guard guerrilla campaign to undermine the legitimacy of the Bush presidency, and to mobilize for a rematch,” he told The Washington Post in 2002. “And there was no shortage of advice to do that. I don’t know—I felt like maybe 150 years ago, in Andrew Jackson’s time, or however many years ago that is, that might have been feasible. But in the 21st century, with America the acknowledged leader of the world community, there’s so much riding on the success of any American president and taking the reins of power and holding them firmly, I just didn’t feel like it was in the best interest of the United States, or that it was a responsible course of action.”. - Al Gore

Somebody shoud ask him about this now. LOL, that is no more likely to happen than somebody asking Bill Clinton about Epsteien.

rhhardin said...

Gore demaning a FL recount was the start of dem treason.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Love the summertime downpour.

MadisonMan said...

I didn't know Omnipotech Cloud Computing was lost.

I dislike 'the cloud'. (Or, as I call it "someone else's computer")

If it's on 'the cloud', it's out of your control.

Hagar said...

In her teaching days AA might have used "whether an obstruction of justice charge may arise where there is no underlying crime" as an exam question, but "the man in the street" is not going to accept that as a normal procedure to pursue.

The charge of the "Russian collusion" is something like a UFO, or a "will-o'-the-wisp," an atmospheric ghost light seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes.
In this case, the most charitable assumption, a desperate hope by political opponents of the President that routing a hack through a server in Russia proves a Russian origin. And it has not even been shown that the hackers were the ones who passed the information to Wikileaks.

gilbar said...

I dislike 'the cloud'. (Or, as I call it "someone else's computer")

for Real Fun! call it what it REALLY IS: Time Sharing on a mainframe
Remember the olden days? when people did their work on a computer that sat on their desktop??
me neither!

narciso said...

It was a stay behind operation, soros provided the money and led the strategy

tim in vermont said...

"If it's on 'the cloud', it's out of your control.”

I deliberately refused to set up “on-line storage” for my Apple products, then after I had taken a couple of pictures with my iPhone one time, for a fraction of a second I saw the message “Your picture has been saved to the cloud.”

We carry our telscreens with us, voluntarily. It pours out propaganda and it takes our pictures, reads our emails and texts, our innermost thoughts often get expressed in searches. Orwell would have just shot himself if he had managed to imagine the dystopian hell we live in now.

tim in vermont said...

Infinite Jest came the closest, but he got sidetracked trying to impress lit profs.

Original Mike said...

"Remember the olden days? when people did their work on a computer that sat on their desktop??"

I remember the olden days when people did their work on a piece of paper that sat on their desks.

Original Mike said...

Blogger readering said..."Since Barr did not even read the Mueller report his verdict carried no weight with decision-makers in Congress and little weight with general public."

I see readering has not been back to defend this drive by hit job.

Original Mike said...

"I dislike 'the cloud'. (Or, as I call it "someone else's computer")"

I avoid it as much as possible.

tim in vermont said...

Maybe it’s time to rewrite Infinite Jest as if it were an Ian Fleming novel.

tim in vermont said...

"I see readering has not been back to defend this drive by hit job.”

He knows it’s absurd, he let that slip in the emotion of the Inga’s Wake thread. He imagines he’s making a point, and he can avoid facing the problem of having to make it in so many words of plain English and demostrating conclusively that it is moronic. He is far more interested in the political impact of the smear than the facts. Howard just said something similar today.

Original Mike said...

"Howard just said something similar today."

Based on what? Do they have a thread of justification?

tim in vermont said...

Blogger Howard said...
ps, I'm not actually looking at these news stories beyond the Head Lede Meme. I don't understand the psychology of you people who do. It's brain-wrecking dreck that creates nuttering nabobs of negativism (Spiro is my Hero).


No point engaging him, he says so himself. Like Inga, we should take him at his word.

Original Mike said...

It's like MSNBC reporting that Fox was not broadcasting the Mueller hearings. They just make shit up.

tim in vermont said...

I guess if I were only mostly reading liberal outlets, I would give up on trying to make sense of them too.

Original Mike said...

What I don't get is how they square the knowledge they're just making shit up with their sense of moral superiority.

I guess when you're battling Hitler, any means are justified.

tim in vermont said...

"I guess when you're battling Hitler, any means are justified.”

Even if you are just making it up that you are battling Hilter.

Original Mike said...

Well, if you were really battling Hitler you wouldn't need to make it up.

Hey! Maybe that's a tell!

Narr said...

I went to bed last night just when Mockturtle and Roughcoat were talking about John Keegan.

He spoke at my school about 1992 or so, and I had a chance to converse with him afterwards.
I asked him point blank if he stood by his notion in Face of Battle that battle may have abolished itself. He grimaced and said someone asked that wherever he went, but allowed that he might have been too optimistic.

He could write well. But his WWI book is crap--he calls Moltke the Younger the son of Old Moltke; gives way too much attention to the first part of the war in France (IIRC), thereby slighting other important aspects. In his North America book he makes a hash of Grant's 1862 campaign in Tennessee--I think he had trouble with the concepts of up- and down-river.

His critique of Clausewitz is asinine--see Bassford and Byrne for detail. On Clausewitz, Keegan was all Colonel (Professor?) Blimp.

Narr
Nice guy for sure

traditionalguy said...

A failure of Planned Parenthood Logistics. That non person's body could have been sold for parts and the money given to the poor.