January 18, 2020

At the Saturday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about whatever you want.

82 comments:

Aunty Trump said...

“If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.”

I have never heard a clearer and better case made for ignoring the media. I remember a post recently where there as a woman who said she never read anything written before Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Now I understand her. Although I have been using 9-11.

traditionalguy said...

Jay Sekulo wrote DJT's Response to Impeachment. He did a great job. Glad to see Jay doing so well in his career. He is an old friend from the early days of Atlanta's Messianic Jewish Believers and Friends.

stevew said...

Mrs. stevew and i are busy getting our house ready for sale, looking for a new place, working, preparing for a ski weekend in VT next week and ME the following week. It's snowing tonight, dinner with daughter and her family earlier. News? Outrage? Nah. I did see the serious and sober articles of impeachment thing and, yeah, it wasn't.

We are likely to find a new place before we sell the old one. That is a problem we can handle. We really like southern, coastal ME. Seacoast NH is great but the property taxes are an issue. We'll see.

Chuck said...

Our great President the honorable Donald J. Trump put out this Tweet today:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Another Fake Book by two third rate Washington Post reporters, has already proven to be inaccurately reported, to their great embarrassment, all for the purpose of demeaning and belittling a President who is getting great things done for our Country, at a record clip. Thank you!

3:16 PM - 18 Jan 2020


Now I wasn't sure at first what PDJT was talking about, but fortunately I figured it out and it is this book:
A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.

And since they are talking about our own very stable genius, PDJT, I thought that I might buy it through the Althouse Amazon portal and support this blog.

Thank you Mr. President for the book review. It's amazing how fast you are able to read an advance copy. Genius stuff. You're welcome!

Aunty Trump said...

Yes Chuck perserverate wherever they point the laser dot for you.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Harry and Meghan have lost their HRH titles.

stevew said...

Sheesh, give it a rest dude, hopefully there is more to your life than Trump hate.

Still thinking this Megxit thing is really Harry driven, but I'm open to alternate points of view.

FullMoon said...

Chuck, from Elvis, another LLR, encouragement to you,

Well, you gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
You gotta follow that dream to find the love you need...

FullMoon said...

Wow – Puerto Rico Governor Fires Emergency Response Director After Massive Warehouse of Unused Aid Discovered…

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Facebook Apologizes For Translating Xi Jinping's Name As "Mr Shithole" | Zero Hedge

https://trends.gab.com/visit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fgeopolitical%2Ffacebook-apologizes-translating-xi-jinpings-name-mr-shithole

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

stevew said...

Still thinking this Megxit thing is really Harry driven, but I'm open to alternate points of view.

She might have been a catalyst, but I agree; he was already headed that way.

Jon Ericson said...

Visualization aid.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

oh, and after you're done baking that cake,

you're gonna date that blonde with a little something extra

It's Now 'Transphobia' to Refuse to Date Trans People, Say Twitter Experts - National File

https://trends.gab.com/item/5e233e2cc46f1d5487c86b77

Drago said...

Lets take it easy on our FakeCon Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck (WHO WILL FIGHT YOU!).

His latest dream bombshell Parnas is already blowing himself up and when he is done burning himself down all LLR-lefty Chuck will have left is........his G&T's and himself.

Alone again, naturally......

wildswan said...

Due to abortion, there are 12 million fewer potential black voters in the 2020 election. Think of that the next time a Dem talks about how voter ID is voter suppression. The Dems have turned 12 million blacks away from the polls in 2020 and away from life - forever. And then the Dems say I'm a racist because I'm a Republican. Every one of those lost lives would have been saved if my Republican prolife policies had prevailed.

h said...

SteveW. Good luck on your house search. I love that part of Maine. And on taxes, remember as a retiree what you pay is a combination of property tax and state income tax. I'm too much of a tax idiot to say more than this. Except these photos of snowfall in Newfoundland and Labrador have given me pause about settling too far north. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/18/newfoundland-historic-snow-blizzard/

hawkeyedjb said...

Harry and Meghan, oy. Two useless people give up their livelihood then come to realize they've been living off other people who no longer want to support them. They have to live off their wits. Facing the prospect of starvation, they look for a welfare office. They land in Canada. Quick, Mr. Trump, get going on that northern wall.

Shouting Thomas said...

This week's hymn.

Go Tell It On The Mountain.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

New documents reveal House investigators were tracking a Ukrainian corruption scheme where US aid doubled to Ukraine in '15-'16 in exchange for money to the Clinton Foundation ?

https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/document_production_lev_parnas_january_17_2020_whatsapp_excerpts_harvey_with_attachments.pdf

h said...

Full Moon -- Puerto Rican emergency aid corruption. Thanks for this, I hadn't seen it . I'm an economist and virtually all economists agree that markets can fail and that such failure can justify government action. But virtually all economists (I think) agree that government can fail as well. This is a striking example.

Big Mike said...

@stevew, elder son and DIL honeymooned in SE Maine. From the pictures they brought back I conclude that the lobsters are huge, the fish practically jumped into the boat, and Massachusetts drivers need to locked up for their own safety (and the safety of everyone else on the road).

Original Mike said...

"Sheesh, give it a rest dude, hopefully there is more to your life than Trump hate."

I've come around to the view that he's being paid.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

why the long face??

Clearview AI, devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared. The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims to have scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites — goes far beyond anything ever constructed by the United States government or Silicon Valley giants.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html

wild chicken said...

"said she never read anything written before Nagasaki"

I'd say she missed a lot of good reading then.


Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

“We in America have the right to know if we’re under surveillance and what are you doing with it."

Companies Using Facial Recognition Need to Follow Ethical Standards: Lawmakers

https://www.theepochtimes.com/u-s-congress-time-to-hold-companies-that-use-facial-recognition-to-ethical-standards_3207929.html

h said...

IngachucktoothlessARM : the url to judiciary.house.gov etc doesn't work, as far as I can tell, or perhaps I need more explication about what I am looking at.

But in 2016, I told a friend that Hillary Clinton was the most corrupt Presidential candidate in history. And it was this sort of (alleged) activity that I was concerned with: perfectly legal (as far as I can tell) money to the Clinton Foundation in return for actions/money from official US sources under the control of Sec State Clinton.

On a related note: at today's women's march "Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis led a performance of “Un Violador en Tu Camino” (“A Rapist in Your Path”), a feminist protest anthem that excoriates patriarchal rule, rape culture and violence against women." No mention about whether Juanita Broderick was part of the march.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

What? No pitchforks in France? (yet) #YellowVest update: week 62

...going medieval on their ass?

The #GiletJaune in France are carrying torches to protest
vid
https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/030/122/807/original/384523e018337f24.mp4?1579334077

Big Mike said...

remember as a retiree what you pay is a combination of property tax and state income tax.

West Virginia has invited my county to secede from Virginia and join them. Property taxes apparently wouldn’t change much but gasoline taxes would increase from 22 cents to 35 cents, and Virginia doesn’t tax social security while West Virginia does. Look also at locality taxes. In Maryland, where one son lives, the county piggy back taxes can add 3.2% to the 5.75% maximum state income tax., for a net income tax of 8.95%.

Lots of things to consider.

narciso said...

Very interesting



https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/121853546934190899

mockturtle said...

Still thinking this Megxit thing is really Harry driven, but I'm open to alternate points of view.

Reminds me of the case of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Edward never really wanted to be king, anyway. He was having too much fun. So his abdication was something he sought as a result of marrying 'the woman he loved'. His poor brother, however, was devastated by the action.

narciso said...

He comes around late, but he does eventually figure it out:



https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/trump-impeachment-trial-charges-lack-indictable-offense/

William said...

I'm the descendant of landless Irish peasants. I can't quite make up my mind about whether I want to burn up the Great House and everyone in it or live in the Great House and mate with someone who was born in it. I think Fitzgerald had that same ambiguity. Gatsby has a great house, but it won't be The Great House until he marries Daisy. Scarlet was born in a Great House, but, for all her sacrifices, she doesn't quite own Tara. It keeps threatening to leave her. Scarlet without Tara is a Beckett character.....I wonder if Meghan has any Irish blood. Maybe this is an Irish thing she's acting out.

Michael K said...

Sheesh, give it a rest dude, hopefully there is more to your life than Trump hate.

I don't think there is,.

We are quite happy with Tucson AZ. No ocean, which I have spent years with but property taxes are the same as they were in CA with Prop 13 on my house.

Mild climate. 38 this morning and it gets to 112 in summer but 8 months a year are days about 70 to 75. Skiing on the mountain behind our house.

University, opera, symphony. I liked Hanover NH but Thanksgiving morning it was 26 below zero.

narciso said...

Also tesis is masculine not plural, its just embarassing how progs forget everything

narciso said...


I dont think there is irish, there some belgian in her.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/753086368916615291/

narciso said...

It just happens


https://outline.com/36NgE

Is that their final answer

narciso said...



Red squaw is her proper name

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/warren-asked-obama-exonerate-ethel-rosenberg-matthew-vadum/#.XiOls71GnOs.twitter

narciso said...


This is part of their cavalcade of lies

https://mobile.twitter.com/StrickerNonpro/status/1218694357286453249

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@h
takes a little time to load-- second page, sent from Harvey
looks interesting-- let's see what shakes out

hawkeyedjb said...

Michael K, I lived most of my life in cold (or otherwise crappy) climates. After 20 years in Arizona, I still cannot get too bothered by 112 in the summer.

It is an interesting shift in perspective, though; everyone up north looks forward to spring as the harbinger of summer. Here, I find myself wistful over the loss of winter.

narciso said...

Goldman im assuming yelling squirrel



https://mobile.twitter.com/ConnieHair/status/1218672464424730624

narciso said...



One must be tough but fair

https://mobile.twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1218641107560673284

Achilles said...

Governor Northam is an old KKK member.

He has cages up to force his political opponents into if they want to speak.

Ralph Northam is an enemy of the constitution and the republic.

So are the rest of the democrats that support him.

narciso said...



I hate egyptian nazis

https://mobile.twitter.com/RedAmerican44/status/1218650598775697408

Bruce Hayden said...

“It is an interesting shift in perspective, though; everyone up north looks forward to spring as the harbinger of summer. Here, I find myself wistful over the loss of winter.”

Our solution is to head north to MT in April, back to AZ in October. High is mid 90s in the summer, and lows maybe 50 in the winter.

narciso said...

Thats how it often is with northerners who live down here.

mockturtle said...

Lows in the high 40's, highs in the high 60's, up to 70's this coming week. Zero precip and daily sunshine. About as nice as January can get, I'd say, here in the Foothills east of Yuma.

Ken B said...

In Mexico right now. 86 today but the ocean and the pool help.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Who are they 'gunning' for ?

made to match her bracelet?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOhAwNOWAAExeEP.jpg

symbolism will facilitate their downfall

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Her Maj, the Queen

...Financially Cuts Off Harry And Meghan, Strips Titles.
Here’s Her Statement.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/seismic-queen-financially-cuts-off-harry-and-meghan-strips-titles-heres-her-statement

Her Majesty

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl,
But she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
But she changes from day to day

I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a bellyful of wine
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeah,
Someday I'm going to make her mine.

Unknown said...

Well, the Bahamas are independant now, maybe she should cart them off to The Falklands..

Bay Area Guy said...

I saw "The Hunt for Red October" on cable tonight. It's 30 years old, but holds up very well. Sean Connery was great, as always, but young Alec Baldwin as CIA analyst Jack Ryan, was good too. What happened?

Author Tom Clancy was a big, influential figure during the last throes of the Cold War. We read all his books and watched his movies. Then, the Berlin Wall fell, and Clancy moved into other areas. But Red Storm Rising and HFRO were timely classics, even for guys in the military at the time.

Yancey Ward said...

"Wow – Puerto Rico Governor Fires Emergency Response Director After Massive Warehouse of Unused Aid Discovered…"

It's a warehouse- easy to misplace one of those.

Mr. Forward said...

" I see this, perhaps, reaching an important watershed perhaps in the late spring, early summer.”
Attorney General Bill Barr on the Durham Investigation

Democratic Convention, Milwaukee, July 13-16

Brokered convention nominates John Durham in plea deal.

narciso said...

Yes baldwin played a nice guy, connery plays ascottish latvian its all good

narciso said...

Mark greaney of the court gentry series revisits red storm rising with grey metal another invasion of europe tale

Crazy World said...

Trad. Guy 7:38 yes very impressive.

walter said...

Chuck never seems to get around to specifying his broader desired political outcome.
Here's his chance: GO!

narciso said...


Sounds familiar


https://mobile.twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1218714540214538240

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Slidin' Jo" Biden

Iowa Poll: Biden in Free Fall Since Last Debate Before Caucuses

Now just 'what if'-- y'know-- hypothetically
there were extremely salacious pictures of, say, @RepAdamSchiff that were recovered when the @fbi served search warrants on Ed Buck’s drug den in Los Angeles that Schiff
frequented, like this
https://truepundit.com/clinton-whistleblower-feds-probe-adam-schiff-dressed-like-egyptian-at-bizarre-sacrafice-parties-at-ed-bucks-meth-mansion/
Should the public be made aware of them?
Could that motivate Liddle Schitt to proactively warn of DEEPFAKES?

...and can we talk about that gazillion-dollar wall around Manhattan
after we finish the border wall?

for now, just use yer mops n buckets.

narciso said...

Well hes like captain oveur in airplane, after he had the fish.

Crazy World said...

Shouting Thomas I love it! Also the shoji screen, thanks for sharing that.

narciso said...


Sprego


https://mobile.twitter.com/mofornari/status/1218682934431047680

The Crack Emcee said...

Shouting Thomas said...

"This week's hymn.

Go Tell It On The Mountain."

Oh God, it's ST, but now with visuals.

You're glowering into the camera. Don't glower.

You'll scare the fucking kids.

chickelit said...

Fight the glower!

Fight the glowers that be!

walter said...

Glower Power!

Gospace said...

As far as Trump dressing down senior officers- in a properly run military with officers selected for competence and not ass kissing, we wouldn't get headlines like this from The Daily Mail
Commander of Guantanamo Bay faces up to 75 years in jail after lying about having fight with man whose wife he was having an affair with on the night he mysteriously died
:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7900295/Ex-Guantanamo-commander-convicted-lying-mans-death.html

Narayanan said...

Where is USA equivalent of Laskowski Base for military misfit?

Unknown said...

Where is USA equivalent of Laskowski Base for military misfit?

Camp Swampy & Fort Courage

Lawrence Person said...

Bluecheck David Leavitt Vs. TargetTori.

exhelodrvr1 said...

On Trump's words to the military leadership:
1) Take that story with a grain of salt. Don't believe the media, Democrats, or LLRs unless there is corroborating evidence
2) If it is accurate, consider it in the context of this column:
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/01/18/lied-us-war-afghanistan-eh/

What should he believe about the leadership of the military that is still in Iraq and Afghanistan, with not a lot to show for it?

exhelodrvr1 said...

Interesting column on Trump's successes.

https://outline.com/36NgE8

Of course, the author is apparently obligated to approach it from a negative context, but he does make some good points.

Some really good comments on Instapundit about this.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/355189/#respond

Mark said...

More Garnering.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/436215913895806562/

Aunty Trump said...

That was an interesting article about Trump and Iran. Here is the final paragraph.

So while there are “Trumportunities,” there are also “Trumptastrophes.” The president, accidentally or otherwise, has identified real problems, including Iran’s ability to act with relative impunity and China’s disrespect for the rules of global trade. With regard to Iran, Trump appears to have stumbled upon an effective mechanism to advance U.S. interests. But he has yet to show himself to be any better than his forerunners at solving the long-term problems he has identified—and may yet make them worse. - The Atlantic

If they are so worried about Trump’s unpredictability, they should read The Art of the Deal. Maybe too they should have mentioned Trump’s tweet about Iran “Iran has never won a war and never lost a negotiation.” But his big worry is that once Trump is gone, we will go back to letting the bad guys run roughshod and operating our foreign policy in a way to maximize graft.

Aunty Trump said...

Those of you who've heard me deliver remarks since '16 may have heard me use the term 'Trumportunities vs Trumptastrophes' - or his a) unique status combined w/ correct identification of real problems that need solving vs b) fact that he’s a uniquely poor vehicle to solve them - Some Twitter Blowhard

The problem is that your nice guys don’t create these opportunities, isn’t it? Time after time, like Forest Gump, the moron Trump stumbles into success.

exhelodrvr1 said...

And recent stories show that Trump was correct about Puerto Rican corruption being the biggest problem there. Of course, the MSM, the Demos, and the LLRs will try to sweep that under the rug ...

Aunty Trump said...

I figured that the stuff in that warehouse would have already been fenced, so it’s more like incompetence.

Shouting Thomas said...

Getting ready for services this morning, Crack.

Always enjoy accompanying the congregation, and they love to sing. They are very generous in their appreciation of my services, too.

Afterward, potluck lunch. I'll be sitting down with some black people to eat.

I'll include you in my prayers during the service.

Aunty Trump said...
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rehajm said...

And recent stories show that Trump was correct about Puerto Rican corruption being the biggest problem there.

Eff you Alex Cora.

Michael K said...

That was an interesting article about Trump and Iran. Here is the final paragraph.

There is an even more interesting story about Bernie and Iran. No, he was not a Senator at the time. He was the elector for the "Trotskyite Socialist Workers’ Party."

He was supporting the candidate of the Party who said:

In his standard stump speech, Pulley condemned “Carter’s war drive against the Iranian people,” and said that the U.S. “was on the brink of war with Iran,” which would be fought “to protect the oil and banking interests of the Rockefellers and other billionaires.” Americans, he predicted, would soon “pay on the battlefields with our very own lives.” Their criticism of the Ayatollah was intended “to get us ready for war.” And, Pulley charged, the media who criticized those of us who were against “American imperialism” were “declared insane.” As for the hostages, Pulley said “we can be sure that many of them are simply spies… or people assigned to protect the spies.”

That was while the hostages were being held by Iran.

Robert Cook said...

"Maybe too they should have mentioned Trump’s tweet about Iran 'Iran has never won a war and never lost a negotiation.'

How many wars does Trump think Iran has fought in the modern era? How many have they started?