January 27, 2020

It was another type #1 sunrise.

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Talk about anything you want in the comments.

111 comments:

Aunty Trump said...

If Trump wins, I will crawl over broken glass to get to his inauguration.

Tommy Duncan said...

When you reach a certain age every sunrise is a type #1.

Seeing Red said...

Via Tax Prof Blog:

ProPublica, The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.:

It’s an interesting read.

Aunty Trump said...

Oh look, another study that shows that the models have been greatly exaggerating warming! Somebody tell Greta that she’s been lied to.

I calculated the climate sensitivity in a temporary standstill period (or slightly decreasing) as it was detected in the observations of the EEI during 1999 to 2018. The ECS value of 1.72K as the best estimate is in excellent agreement with the value found in LC18, 1.66K using the then current C&W GMST dataset (see Tab.3 of this paper).

The published ECS-values of the CMIP6 models have a mean above 4 K (see this recent paper) that is higher by a factor of 2.4 than observed here. This growing discrepancy between observed values of ECS reduces the credibility of the high model estimates.


https://judithcurry.com/2020/01/10/climate-sensitivity-in-light-of-the-latest-energy-imbalance-evidence

David Begley said...

I certainly hope Ann is watching Alan Dershowitz.

Heartless Aztec said...

For those of you who have never seen or heard Josh Rouse.
https://youtu.be/22ypyjaeffk

Narr said...

Go outside. See the crescent moon and Venus. (Neptune is very close to Venus, but it's not a naked-eye planet, and Mercury is probably too low unless you have an excellent vantage point.

Narr
Peach Mint can wait

David Begley said...

Alan Dershowitz finally brings it up.

noscitur a sociis. : a doctrine or rule of construction: the meaning of an unclear or ambiguous word (as in a statute or contract) should be determined by considering the words with which it is associated in the context.

From one of my favorite law books: Sutherland on Statutory Construction.

rhhardin said...

Dershowitz used my old argument first. If you can impeach for just anything, you get a parliamentary system. Therefore, structurally, you can't.

rhhardin said...

Lucky to try tuning in just as Dershowitz started. Avoided drones.

stephen cooper said...

Did Dershowitz mention the fact that his old pal "Prince Andrew" has been called out for being afraid to talk to the FBI about Epstein?

I am sure it would have been off topic.

Every single one of those soulless bastards who constituted O.J. Simpson's dream team have had terrible lives after they got him off in that vicious little courtroom where justice was denied to the murder victims. Except the autistic DNA guy, I forget his name, but I remember the awful autistic vibe he gave off. His life seems not to have changed for the worse since that travesty of justice. I have nothing against autistic people who are autistic because God made them that way but I skeeve those guys who pretend to have Aspergers in order to look smart,

As much as I admire Trump, hiring Dershowitz was a mistake.

Pro-choice, not as smart as he thinks he is, and with a very very low moral compass.
And just a little bit smarter than his new enemy Laurence Tribe, who is pretty dumb.

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Bill, Republic of Texas said...

It was another type #1 sunrise.

I hate to be a pendant, but that is clearly type 1.25 sunrise.

Narayanan said...

Has any "scholars" opined for Senate remand back to House on day of delivery with note unacceptable package?

Sebastian said...

The most striking thing about the Dem case against Trump is the assumption that the quid pro quo Trump supposedly sought, namely a Ukrainian investigation of Biden wrongdoing, was meant to and would have hurt Trump's likely opponent.

No Dem has suggested that, of course, such an investigation would in fact have helped Biden by clearing him and exposing Trump as a misguided adversary.

rhhardin said...

Dershowitz thinks criteria is singular in number.

stonethrower said...

I think I heard Dershowitz use the word :criterion."

Beasts of England said...

’Neptune is very close to Venus’

Obscured at the moment...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Dershowitz is knocking down straw men at a furious rate.

This is interesting:
As President Trump’s impeachment trial moves into the defense phases, attorney Alan Dershowitz on Sunday said that he has changed his mind on whether a crime is needed to remove a president from office -- a reversal of his stance during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1999.

Dershowitz, who recently joined Trump’s impeachment defense team, argued that a crime needs to be committed to impeach a president – a 180-degree shift from his previous thinking



Michael K said...

They should have wrapped it up after 3 hours.

Nobody cares. The Bolton "bombshell" was just the suicide of one more NeverTrumper. He has tried to join with people who hate him.

Harry Truman said it best, "His downfall began when he took his friends for granted and tried to bribe his enemies." So true,

stonethrower said...

Never mind my previous comment. While it was accurate, now I hear Dershowitz using "criteria" as a singular noun.

Michael K said...

From one of my favorite law books: Sutherland on Statutory Construction.

I watched a few minutes. I love books and he made me want to read "Blackstone's Commentaries."

rhhardin said...

Criteria as a singular noun sounds like part of female genitalia.

rhhardin said...

The C spot

Howard said...

Was just watching the Office episode where Dwight asks Toby where the C-Spot is.

Howard said...

Does rh live on a beet farm?

Iman said...
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Iman said...

"Was just watching the Office episode where Dwight asks Toby where the C-Spot is."

Hope that answered your question and cleared up your confusion, Howie.

Seeing Red said...
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Lawrence Person said...

Enjoy the latest Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update.

Iman said...
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stevew said...

Downhill skiing is a demanding but relaxing and satisfying activity. Gravity does the lion's share of the work. Legs do the work of keeping one upright and out of the trees. Apres ski is only great if you actually skied. I did and it was.

Watched some of the defense tonight. It was awesome in its particular boringness. Bring on Bolton, I will greatly enjoy seeing that nothingburger reveal itself.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

ARM - and the crime is? Asking the new no-longer corrupt president of Ukraine, (we hope) to look into corruption?
AGain- it's a crime to look into democrat corruption. They get to money grub and we get to shut up.

narciso said...

In a den of thieves you need to bring your own pirate, meanwhile the country that hillary broke is struggling to recover under general hafter

narciso said...


Do they hand out licenses in cracker jack boxes over there


https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/27/plane-carrying-144-people-skids-off-runway-street-iran-12130664/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly

Ann Althouse said...

I did watch Dershowitz. Will write about it in the morning.

Ann Althouse said...

“ I hate to be a pendant, but that is clearly type 1.25 sunrise.”

You’re probably mistaking the buildings on the opposite shore for interesting clouds. It was 100% cloud cover with no texture at all.

J. Farmer said...

Granted, I've been paying scant attention to any of the impeachment proceedings, but is it not an open secret that this is all basically kabuki? I mean, regardless of whatever arguments are put forward, aren't we all expecting a vote basically on party-lines, which will not reach the majority needed to remove?

Iman said...

Bolton's the Walrus

I am peeved as you are peeved as they are skeeve
And we are all together
See how they write like rats in the night
See how they lie
I'm crying

Sitting on their fat ass
Waiting for the end to come
Corporation news shill, stupid bloody MoDo
Man you've been a naughty boy
You let your 'stache grow long
Eyes big as eggs, man
Schifty’s the egg man
Bolton's the walrus
Goo goo g'joob

Mr. Schitty, Waddler squatting
Petty little house reps in a row
See how they mince like crazy Uncle Vince
See how they schmeg
I'm sighing
I'm sighing, I'm sighing, I'm flying

Cross and Blackwell Shrimp Sauce
Dripping from the Waddler's gob
RedaLobstah special, all the shrimp you can eat
Boy, you've been a naughty Nad
You closed the damn place down
Eyes big as eggs, man
Schifty’s the egg man
Bolton's the walrus
Goo goo g'joob

R C Belaire said...

Can the president of Ukraine be called as a witness? Would the Dems allow it?

pacwest said...

Visited the void vr experience today. Slightly disappointed. HMD screen quality was no better than Rift's. There'd obviously been some drift in the trackers so some slight nausea. It's not going to be replacing Disney E rides anytime soon.

narciso said...


A possible explanation,


https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/administration/391967-bolton-paid-over-100k-to-participate-in-panel-talks-tied-to-ukrainian%3famp

walter said...

Bill, Republic of Texas said...I hate to be a pendant
--
Better than a sweat band.

StephenFearby said...

"The CDC says it is testing 110 patients across 26 states for the deadly coronavirus that originated in China"

"...All hospital have to send samples to the CDC, because that is the only agency that has a test for the virus

The test takes just 4 to 6 hours, but CDC says transporting samples to its lab may cause delays"


"...So far, there have been 32 patients confirmed negative, but the testing process could be bottlenecked until the CDC and FDA can work around the bureaucracy that prevents the test from being distributed throughout the country.

To that end, last week, the CDC requested emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for the tests to be sent to the states."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7934483/Possible-SIXTH-case-coronavirus-
suspected-Pennsylvania.html

An example of how bureaucrats wait for their asses to be kicked before they actually do anything.

narciso said...


Manchin was impressed by dershowitz


https://mobile.twitter.com/mkraju/status/1221981277097725952

narciso said...


No that wasnt us that was another rogue militia


https://social.quodverum.com/@HeshmatAlavi

J. Farmer said...

https://social.quodverum.com/@HeshmatAlavi

That isn't a real person. It's a persona managed by the MEK.

narciso said...

Actually that was debunked, but since you echo every niac talking point, you might think that.

traditionalguy said...

Dershowitz performance today was the best ever seen in Congress. It was stunningly good. The President has has some mighty men on his team. It is time to stop whining about the Enemy Media and maybe feel sorry for our enemies.

Narayanan said...

The Post ... reported that Bolton made $747,000 in speaking fees and $2.2 million in total income last year.
_____&&&&&+++++
While his erstwhile Boss subsist on Big Mac and Diet Coke and no salary.

Trump should at least get food stamps assistance for some Orange Wisconsin cheese for his face.

Michael K said...

I still think they should have wound up at 3 hours today.

Michael K said...

It's a persona managed by the MEK.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone? Yes, it smells good but it is not good for you.

Big Mike said...

It is time to stop whining about the Enemy Media and maybe feel sorry for our enemies.

Not hardly.

narciso said...

The left cohort of iranian revolutionaries, who broke with the mullahs, niac was organized by the regime like cispes with the salvadoran guerillas.

J. Farmer said...

Actually that was debunked, but since you echo every niac talking point, you might think that.

Please point me to the debunking.

J. Farmer said...

@Michael K:

Methyl Ethyl Ketone? Yes, it smells good but it is not good for you.

Mmm...butterscotch. But no, I was referring to the Mojahedin-e Khalq, an Islamist-Marxist cult that operates out of Albania and France and is widely loathed within Iran. Their biggest success has been in convincing credulous Western commenters that they represent some kind of opposition in Iran.

narciso said...

The point was that militia is pretending they werent responsible for the rocketing of the embassy.

Narayanan said...

noscitur a sociis.
____&&&&++++
Bribery is tricky issue -
How do you decide which was intended to be impeachable --- offering or accepting?

Or is it that only Congress can legally commit bribery (both ways) as normal politics!?
Pork and foreign aid.

Chuck said...

Interesting theory heard on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight...

That instead of just four Republicans voting with Democrats for witnesses, it could be 10 or 12. Perhaps a super-majority, which would defuse any pro-Trumpist pressure on a Cory Gardner or a Thom Tillis or a Susan Collins. “Safety in numbers” is how it was described. No one Republican Senator has to take any particular heat as the 51st vote.

It reminded me of that great Jeff Flake story from last year; speaking at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival Thursday, Flake was responding to comments made by Republican political consultant Mike Murphy on MSNBC who said that if there was a secret, non-public vote, at least 30 GOP Senators would back impeachment.

“That's not true. There would be at least 35," Flake said.

wildswan said...

You can look at this map and see how coronavirus is spreading in China and to some extent elsewhere. Not as many deaths as you'd think considering the way people are carrying on. One other hand, six days ago there were about 320 cases in Mainland China but now there are 4400. I just don't know whether flu normally spreads that fast in flu season.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

narciso said...

You would think with a two week incubation period. The chicago case left china 14 days ago.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Derschowitz acknowledged that in the Clinton impeachment he took the position that a crime was not needed to impeach, and he explained his change of position. He said that (1) the issue wasn't material to the Clinton impeachment, since Clinton had been charged with actual crimes, (2) because it didn't matter, he went along with the scholarly consensus at the time, and (3) the issue does matter here because Trump has not been charged with a crime, and (4) he has since become aware of better arguments against his prior position (which he explained at length)..

narciso said...

Well except for those details, how did you like the play.

stephen cooper said...

chuck i do not know how much the Trump campaign is paying you but you are earning every cent.

walter said...

Flake?
Who?

narciso said...

The namibian raised castro apologist with reasons why he might want to enable the iranian nuclear program.

narciso said...

Texas tribune festival is like sxws without the excuse of music.

Aunty Trump said...

MSNBC, NPR, CNN, Washington Post, The Bulwark.

Aunty Trump said...

Trump’s net favorability is 10 points higher now than it was on election day 2016.

https://twitter.com/helloitsthao/status/1221967398900649984

Unknown said...

It's another type 1 sunrise
This old world still looks the same
Another frame

J. Farmer said...

Pompeo’s clash with NPR grows after journalist is barred from plane

Mike Pompeo's childish temper tantrum continues.

narciso said...


I tend to differ:


https://babalublog.com/2020/01/26/to-cap-impeachment-circus-democrats-denounce-trump-as-a-dictator-forget-the-absurdity-of-the-charge-have-they-suddenly-experienced-a-change-of-heart-regarding-dictators/

Unknown said...

Downhill skiing is a demanding but relaxing and satisfying activity.

Mostly..

William said...

Dershowitz is a gifted teacher. I only tuned in during a commercial break on another station, but his conversational style drew me in. His arguments were lucid and easy to follow and presented with occasional glints of humor. Although my bias is in favor of the President, I zoned out the other speakers. The arguments, pro and con, are tedious, but those presented by Dershowitz seemed logical, interesting and persuasive. I stuck with him for a full half hour before switching back over to the Cartoon Network. I can see where Dershowitz earns the high fees he charges. It was an impressive performance.

Meade said...

“It is time to stop whining about the Enemy Media and maybe feel sorry for our enemies.”

I agree. I’m all for kindness and gentleness.

After we crush and drop them in the bog.

Aunty Trump said...
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narciso said...

You cant ignore the enemy media, they disolve the people as currently constituted, they pray on guilt about americas position in the world and encourage resentment

narciso said...

Now marxist isnt always leninism we focus on the venezuelan model which was accomplisged through the vote rather than direct action

J. Farmer said...

You cant ignore the enemy media, they disolve the people as currently constituted, they pray on guilt about americas position in the world and encourage resentment

That is definitely true. They American media is so obsessed with pummeling Trump, they don't even recognize that they are winning. Similarly, the Trump right is so obsessed with pummeling the media, they don't even recognize that they are losing.

Ken B said...

Scott Adams has gone daffy over the virus. It never even occurs to him that established procedures could work, or that anyone could even think they might work.

J. Farmer said...

Gone daffy? Hasn't he been daffy?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Great thread!

Ken B said...

Farmer
He wonders in and out of daffy. I listen to him once in a while because he is one of the few who says things I had not thought of. Sometimes he convinces me, more often not. But this is just head bangingly daft.

J. Farmer said...

@Ken B:

My mentor was a devotee of Milton Erickson, a godfather of hypnotherapy, who helped foist neurolinguistic programming on the psychotherapeutic community. The minute I start hearing someone go on about hypnosis, my bullshit meter starts tingling.

Chuck said...


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
20m
I don’t know John Bolton. Excuse me, but I’ve never met him. I don’t know anything about him. I take pictures with many people. Was it at a fundraiser? Or a rally? My conversations with him, if we had any conversations, were all perfect. Totally perfect.

Ken B said...

Farmer
Indeed. Or any of the “priming” and “influence” stuff. Totally bogus.

Drago said...

ARM Today: "Dershowitz is knocking down straw men at a furious rate."

ARM Yesterday: Trump ordered the assassination of a US Ambassador.

Discuss.

Drago said...

BTW, if you missed Bruce Hayden taking LLR-lefty Chuck to the Legal Woodshed in the Bolton thread you should go and read it.

It's even more embarrassing for Chuck than usual!!

J. Farmer said...

@Ken B:

Indeed. Or any of the “priming” and “influence” stuff. Totally bogus.

It's the New Age version of televangelism, which is a lot like Taco Bell, "It looks OK on the surface, but for the love of God, don’t think too hard about what’s inside."

anti-de Sitter space said...

““It is time to stop whining about the Enemy Media and maybe feel sorry for our enemies.”

I agree. I’m all for kindness and gentleness.

After we crush and drop them in the bog.”

It’s cute that some of yur brains don’t work re logic.

Whooped em’ good ya sur don did. Now sux ta be MSM big dog, esp compared to you.


This blog is the best.

Aunty Trump said...

Who knew Chuck was really Adam Schiff ?

Drago said...

In real world non-hoaxed up-impeachment news, LLR-lefty Chuck's heroes of the EU are just now waking up to obvious and inevitable US-UK Trade Deal that Boris will use as a bludgeon to stop the EU authoritarians from punishing Britain economically in their own upcoming trade talks.

The EU is so fearful of this US-UK economic alliance that they even took the "interesting" step of publicly warning Boris that this ploy wont work against them.

Spoiler: Yes, it will.

Yancey Ward said...

Mercury will be easier to see in about a week, but you probably should have binoculars with you to help locate it first- do that, then look with the naked eye. You just have to wait until the Sun has set for about 20 minutes to start with the binoculars. It will appear yellowish.

Crazy World said...

Narr 6:59 was beautiful
Auntie Trump first post me too

Yancey Ward said...

Yes, Dershowitz was brilliant. The guy must be an amazing teacher.

Ken B said...

Watching Dershowitz. Superb.

Iman said...

“ They American media is so obsessed with pummeling Trump, they don't even recognize that they are winning. Similarly, the Trump right is so obsessed with pummeling the media, they don't even recognize that they are losing.”

That is one way of looking at it. Another is that a very large segment of Americans have had their fill of seeing the 3.5 year effort by the MSM, entrenched government bureaucracy and the contemporary Left destroy institutions and run roughshod over the nation, all in an effort to unseat the duly elected POTUS. It is on them.

Ken B said...

Watched all of Dershowitz. Interested to see AA's take.

Howard said...

Was Dersh the the Jon Lovitz, Ron Silver or Evan Handler version last night?

I'm so glad to hear that he made you people feel so good and confident about der Leaderhosen.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Ken B said...
Scott Adams has gone daffy over the virus. It never even occurs to him that established procedures could work, or that anyone could even think they might work.


It doesn't seem to have occurred to many here, or our hostess, that Scott Adams is not that bright. He is a good pop artist, but taking political or scientific cues from him is no smarter than taking them from the Kardashians, who are also good pop artists.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Meade said...
I’m all for kindness and gentleness.
After we crush and drop them in the bog.


Violent ideation. Pretty sure we are against this here.

Kevin said...

The press leaks about Bolton remind me of Comey's.

He was trying to force a special prosecutor.

Again, there was nothing to those allegations.

But the country paid a terrible price for Mueller and his team.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Kevin said...
the country paid a terrible price for Mueller and his team.


Some members of Trump's gang paid a price. Not clear that this was bad for the country. It is important to establish that the rule of law applies to the presidency.

rhhardin said...

Ken Starr uses "we the people" in the objective case. It should be "us the people," being an apposition. All components get the same case.

Rusty said...

"Some members of Trump's gang paid a price. Not clear that this was bad for the country. It is important to establish that the rule of law applies to the presidency."
I find this highly ironic since you cheer led all of Obamas policies.

Michael K said...

It is important to establish that the rule of law DOES NOT apply to the presidency.

FIFY

Aunty Trump said...

Show ARM the Republican, and he will invent you the crime. He isn’t in the same world grounded in facts and logic and rule of law that we live in. He lives in a world where you give a prosecutor a target, and he will come up with a theory of how something is actually a crime.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Are sock puppets living in the real world, you know the world where the rule of law applies?

Michael K said...

ARM thinks the rule of law equals what he wants. That's not the way it works.

Char Char Binks said...

"Ken Starr uses "we the people" in the objective case."

He's not alone. I hear that a lot, from supposedly educated people, and it grates. Thom Hartmann, the purported big-brain lefty radio host, uses it in a signature catchphrase on his show. Mark Levin says it, too. They apparently think Jefferson coined a new name for us (or for we?), to be used in all cases, when he was simply being grammatically correct. Jefferson knew when to say "us", and he did it many times.

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