Wednesday, July 31, 2019
....or is he too dumb (stupid} to understand that. No wonder CNN’s ratings (MSNBC’s also) have gone down the tubes - and will stay there until they bring credibility back to the newsroom. Don’t hold your breath!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2019
There are seventy-six entries. Some are duplicates. I'll take the whole file of "new words" and dump them into the old file of "words" The laptop will stop the ones already there. Hang on.
* locus classicus
Some words are so strange that your brain rejects them for you. Your super editor caring for you. Those are duplicates. I'll add a "2" to their title so I have both definitions. That way we tell our brain who's boss around here.
Other words seem too easy. I don't know why they're here. We see them all the time and know them. They are not obscure. I must have been accidentally high again.
* inter alia
What was wrong with me? This is embarrassing. It seems to show that I'm going brain dead. Again. I just have to face the facts. I'm losing it.
Here's the new list:
* aerophone: Any musical instrument that produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without the use of strings or membranes, and without the vibration of the instrument itself adding considerably to the sound.
Clue: certain aerophone
* affinities: A natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship. A natural tendency or ability to use or do something. Relationship by marriage. An inherent similarity between persons or things. An attraction or force between particles or chemicals that causes them to combine.
Elites do not see their fellow citizens in exceptional terms of the affinities of a common language, shared history, or sovereign geography.
* ambulette: A specially equipped motor vehicle for transporting people who are convalescing or have mobility issues.
A teenager who was pushed in front of an ambulette and killed likely lost his life to the same subset of Trinitarios gang members who killed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz.
* Basta cosi: that's enough.
* bedlamite: A mentally ill person.
Ms Langmuir goes on to share other tales of bedlamite sorrow.
* beguine: A ballroom dance similar to the foxtrot, based on a dance of Martinique and St. Lucia. The music for this dance.
Begin the Beguine
* bobodon: word doesn't exist. some stupid shit J.J. Sefton (Ace, morning report) made up. bobo is urban for a liberal, highly educated person who combines a bourgeois, affluent lifestyle with bohemian nonconformist values and attitudes.
* bursar: A professional financial administrator in a school or university.
UC Berkeley takes a hit in the bursar's office for censoring conservative students
* caparison: An ornamental covering for a horse or for its saddle or harness; trappings. Richly ornamented clothing; finery. To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
[images show electric guitars]
Clue: Equine trappings.
* casemate: a fortified gun emplacement or armored structure from which guns are fired.Originally, the term referred to a vaulted chamber in a fortress. In armored fighting vehicles that do not have a turret for the main gun, the structure that accommodates the gun is termed the casemate.
Sometimes erroneously written casement
In this casemate Jefferson Davis, president of the confederate states, was confined, may 22 - October 2, 1865.
[images show cellphone covers]
* cherce: Urban dictionary, "choice."
Not much meat on the links today but what we got is "cherce," so let's get with it.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
If you've ever been to one of these conventions you'll know the boy could have approached anyone and they would have helped. On the surface they seem odd, due to the costumes and the hobby, but they're actually all quite beautiful people.
If only Flash could go *ping* and disappear then reappear, "I'm still looking." *ping* disappear again. Reappear again. "Still looking." *ping* disappear again then reappear with his dad.
Undiscussed is why rebuilding them in concentrated form is unacceptable. Let's guess. Too expensive, messes with the housing market, not worth the trouble, lowers home values generally.
Young people kill themselves in high numbers because the challenges they face in modern America are too great for them and home ownership is at top of the list along with paying for education required to get employment in advanced society. Those two things put thriving in America out of reach for many young people. From their tender young point of view. Here is a chance to affect that but the money is spent building better cities by destruction instead of rebuilding homes by construction. I suppose you'll say the buildings are too far gone.
Through all the tours that I've watched of all the dilapidated homes in Baltimore, each time I was thinking what it would take to rebuild them and get them back on the market.
But I'm an impractical bleeding heart.
Sock it to me. Set me straight.
WATCH: Twitter Philanthropist @pulte talks about turning around America’s urban neighborhoods.#DailyBriefing pic.twitter.com/hpAIZXP6Vs— The Daily Briefing (@dailybriefing) July 29, 2019
Whitaker summarizes U.S. Attorney John Durham's focus on the origin of the intelligence operation against Trump as candidate and "prosecuting any anyone that needs to be prosecuted."
Very quietly, tucked into a sting of declaratives the teeny-tiniest sentence crammed to compression so tight that it's barely noticeable and overlooked by the interviewer, Whitaker says that U.S. Attorney John Huber is reviewing "anything related to Comey's memos and the like." Sonic Boom. And you cannot see the jet that made the earth shake.
The president can declassify anything. He merely has to say it and it's automatically declassified. Documents are another matter. If any department has an issue with declassification they can stop it. Departments have been producing declassified documents with heavy redactions, half the text blacked out. It turns out they're protecting themselves from embarrassment not protecting the United States.
Trump turned over his declassification authority to Barr. Dan Coats was a known inhibitor of declassification, a known Department protector from embarrassment. Now Coats is gone. It's expected this week will be a filled with unhappy surprises for people in Departments that attempted a silent coup.
Joe diGenova is confident that declassified documents will begin to made public starting Wednesday July 31. [Telephone interview]
This is my style of cooking. Fairly careless. As he went along I kept waiting for him to toss in some herbs then finally he drops in some scallions.
Everything is better with wine and butter.
And I mean everything.
Except possibly cereal.
I think artichokes are an example of making food out of a weed.
It's a huge thing with a tiny edible portion.
Artichokes are weird fer'ner food.
We ate the leaves. You steam them, then pull off the leaves one by one, dip them in melted butter, and pull them between your teeth, so you end up with a huge pile of steamed pointed leaves with Bucky Beaver teeth scrape marks in them. And you're still very hungry. It's weird. All that for so little. Then finally the heart, but underneath the fuzzy hairy choke. The weed is ridiculous. And that proves people were starving and went for anything. And now they have chic-status. Too expensive for too little to bother. Boo.
I think this cook got his little bitty artichoke hearts from a tin. Or maybe frozen. Plus there were only three. Too few to change the title to Chicken Jerusalem.
I thought he said at first chicken breast with bone in. That makes a huge difference because cooking with the bone adds considerable flavor. But then he whipped out two flattened boneless breasts.
I wonder why the woman doesn't turn on the water and let her dog cool off. I expect they have layered coats. Splash in the water, shake it off and then go for a walk. What was the problem with the dog being wet?
In the video description the woman writes Huskies are intelligent but have low motivation to please their owners.
The Belgian owners I know call themselves handlers. They don't actually own the dog, rather, like cats it's more of the dog owning them, and Belgians handle their handlers. From what I saw there is a very good deal of back and forth to tremendous effect.
In the previous rat hunting video they were using dogs and minks to catch rats and the guy said the Border Collie wasn't interested in actually catching the rats, it appeared to be trying to herd them. I thought that was funny. The instinct of the other dogs is to kill the rats.
This video has 19,000 comments on YouTube to 9.5 million views. 3 thousand people didn't like it. What's not to like?
Monday, July 29, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
I don't get that.
By Joseph Carter, the Mink Man.
This is for our friends in Baltimore.
Conservative sites refer to Orkin for rat infestation information. Baltimore is 8th after Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Detroit.
After Baltimore, Seattle-Tacoma, Dallas-Ft. Worth.
It's a thing right now because Representative Elijah Cummings started a fight about conditions at the U.S. southern border, a point missed by most U.S. reporting on this new dispute. They pick up the story at Trump's response citing Cummings' hometown a rat infested poo-hole.
We all know, Trump picks his fights with clarity exceeding the perspicacity of his sparing partners. He wins these types of disputes. He counts on American media corruption to cover them inaccurately and in biased form, while most everyone capable of independent thought see through the shoddy reporting. Trump thrives in chaos of his own making. His chaos out chaoses the chaos created by Democrats. It's infuriating. And it's splendid to watch in real time. Eat it, Democrats. You totally own rat-infested cities. Chew, Democrats, chew.
In the meantime, let's enjoy some rat hunting. This guy makes fun out of dread.
Step 1: dress like a boy.
Step 2: give the TSA guy $20 to let you sit there and paint
Gouache: Opaque pigments similar to watercolor in that it can be re-wetted. (Watercolors are transparent.)
He speaks too slowly for me. I watched this video impatiently, skip, skip, skip, skip, skip, done. Maybe you can do better with it than I did. I admit that I'm impressed with the result.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart and acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a joint asylum agreement. Guatemala is now a safe third country, meaning any South American migrants intending to pass through Guatemala must accept Guatemala for asylum and not the United States.
He's winning all over the place. If our media weren't so hopeless they'd be lauding Trump's successes but they're so corrupted themselves his success read as defeats for themselves. That's why they're the enemy of the people. Pretty much everyone that I know still rely on them for information and they're each very poorly served.
This week alone:
1) The Mueller hearing was a total disaster for Democrats who now all look like perfect jerks.
2) Guatemala signed this 3rd party agreement
3) Supreme Court allows 2.5 billion transfer of DOD funds to build border wall. This is a huge win for Trump. Vote was 5:4 with the liberal judges voting treacherously. This overturned a lower court decision.
4) Democrat squad was humiliated
5) Fake News Media yells "racist" again.
6) House Speaker Pelosi diminished.
7) Democrats are now seen as Socialist party
8) France put on notice for taxing American technology companies. Trump insists if anyone taxes American companies it will be us and not them. Trump adds, he always said American wines are better than French wines.
9) Sweden put on notice over A$AP rapper.
10) U.S. trade representatives instructed to take action to stop rich countries from cheating the WTO system at the expense of the U.S.
11) Apple moved to China despite American tariffs intended to bring China to true free trade then asked Trump for waiver. Trump said, "Bite me. Make your McPro parts in the U.S. instead."
Don't watch this. He's reading. It's boring. He tells us what we already know.
Watch these instead.
Rose is co-founder of Digg along with other internet sites, Revision3, Pownce and Milk.
Friday, July 26, 2019
There were many problems on the Bullwinkle show. There was the problem of Rocky the Flying Squirrel's satyriasis. He banged anything that moved. He had affairs with every cartoon character in Toon Town. His bouts with Betty Boop were legendary. That is why she sounded so funny. It was because of all the rabid squirrel come she had swallowed.
Then there was Bullwinkle's homosexuality. He had many beards through the years. I mean he went on a date with Natalie Wood for crying out loud. But then so did James Dean and he was a big old homo. Bullwinkle always had a young protege in his entourage that he was banging in his trailer between takes. Many a young actor in the early sixties passed through his clutches as they worked as his "assistant." Robert Redford. Sal Mineo. Jack Klugman. Dennis Hopper. Even Jack Nicholson when he was down and out. They were a constant problem on the set with their drug use and wild sexual antics.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019
2) Working on another project I spilled Gorilla glue onto a new pair of jeans. I tried soaking the area in fingernail polish remover a million times. Possibly twenty times. To no effect. The glue is in a noticeable spot. All the birds check me out, it's a thing with them, and the spot is right there. Where the checking out occurs.
So the pants have to go.
Size 30-34. Personal history is there's a good chance I'll be that size again so I'd much rather keep the pants but not with that spot on them. This is a sad tale of woe and terrible waste. I'd much rather keep the pants. They've been sitting around on the 2nd bathroom floor with the bottle of fingernail polish remover purchased just for this. Everything's a waste of cash, time and effort.
So I cut off the bottom leg and made a cover for the magnifying glass.
It took ten minutes to thread the needle with one of those needle threading things.
Boris and Natasha were estatic. They had finally fulfilled their destiny and won the approbation of their fearless leader. You see Natasha had managed to seduce a young New York Real estate mogul who had grown up on their cartoon and had a fetish for Eastern European floozies. Natasha met him one night hanging out at Studio 54 with Margaret Trudeau and Andy Warhol. The young pup was just feeling his oats. She let him feel something else. She took him home and they went around the world in eighty ways. All while Boris was in the closet. Not with his sexuality. But with his camera.
They did nothing with the photos until forty years later when that young horn dog was elected President. When they tried to get him to change his policies toward the Motherland he just laughed. "Get in line Nasty, there are hundreds of bimbos with photos."
The Fearless Leader was not amused.
(Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, Rocky and Bullwinkle, E True Hollywood Story)
Emmanuel Macron gave President Trump a live oak as symbol of friendship. They made a big photo-op dealio out of planting the thing using a golden shovel.
Psst. Don't tell anyone. Whispers: It's a regular shovel spray-painted gold. Trump is like Midas he likes everything gold.
It was all show.
The tree was immediately dug up and placed in quarantine as all live trees must. Whereupon by chance or perhaps by neglect or maybe even by lack of genuine friendship the tree perished.
And let this be a lesson.
Whenever passing off an oak tree to represent enduring friendship between nations, pick one with leaves on it.
Or else you're actually saying, "Here, have some sticks of friendship."
Born in 1937, she wasn't a depression child and yet wasn't a boomer. She was a middle child and had older siblings: two sisters and a brother [added: she outlived them all]. I heard stories of siblings who died tragically: an older sister near her age who accidentally burned to death as child; two others died in infancy. For quite a time my mother was the youngest in a poor but relatively happy family. But something happened.
I never knew what my grandfather did for a living -- itinerant may best describe him. He was a talented gunsmith is all I knew. I met him once -- when I was about 8. He left or was kicked-out by my grandmother when my mother was young. The family then moved to the small town of Richland Center. She has memories of him meeting her after school and of him carrying her piggyback and giving her treats, and of her mother then taking away those treats. A reconciliation was attempted around the time that my mother must have been 7 or 8 and two more siblings--twins (a boy and a girl) resulted, but the marriage ultimately failed.
My mom was raised by a single mother in the 1940's and 50's in the days before being a single mother was commonplace. She babysat the younger twins while my grandmother worked nights in a restaurant, eventually working herself to any early death. My mother claimed that she raised herself, watched over occasionally by older siblings and by a neighbor woman, who was also either divorced or widowed. These women -- my grandmother and the neighbor, were key to developing her character. But the misfortunes of others played a role too. As an adolescent, she watched her eldest sister marry, have kids, and then descend into single motherhood by the fault of an abusive and alcoholic husband. She became determined to escape that cycle.
She was good-looking and met my father while still in high school. They dated for a year and then married a month after she graduated from high school. She had my brother and then me and raised us before returning to school when I was 8, getting an AA degree in dental assisting (just like Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower my dad teased her). She eventually ditched the dental assisting.
She outlived my father who died in 1995. She was utterly miserable for a few years but then, five years later, met a wonderful man who became my stepfather. He's been a wonderful companion for her and he's a millionaire (on paper) [added: I'll be seeing this wonderful man again tomorrow]. My wife says that my mom will now live forever.
Here she is front and center with some diving friends when she was 28 or so. The photo was taken by my dad. That's me and my older brother looking on (was my head really that big?). The photo was taken at Devil's Lake, WI circa 1964.
I'm eternally grateful to her for raising me. She made all those untold sacrifices that many women did in her era as a homemaker before the term became somehow pejorative. Of my parents, she alone was the one who encouraged me to go on to school after high school and she made sure that my father was on board too (he preferred that we boys learn a trade). She had seen the lasting damages that wrong choices had on individuals and families and was determined not to pass these things on whether by nature or by nurture.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
They're aggressive howling jackals. Judged by their uncouth public behavior. Utterly ridiculous by anyone's standards.
As you know the Democrats last dying breath of resistance is to put on a dog and pony show by dragging Mueller in front of Congress for extremely tightly scripted questioning. They do this while keeping America's southern border wide open to veritable invasion and while our country thrives under Trump leadership.
You might not know that Nancy Pelosi released Democrat "Mueller Blitz" designated talking points (pdf) to get her people on track. It is long and utterly ridiculous. Too ridiculous to waste time on. It's a document of serial lies. Debunking it would be a massive waste of effort better spent doing the dishes.
Mueller has a stolid scary face but that's it. Behind the no-nonsense military general visage is a marshmallow. He is not leader of the investigation. He did not choose his team. Rather, the team was already in place, already active, and they chose him. They're the same team of people who protected Hillary Clinton from Ben Ghazi investigation, the same team that organized the Russian collusion narrative against Trump, the same people who tacked together the FISA court inquiries to spy on Trump campaign, the same group that organized the resistance to aggressively protect FBI and DOJ by attacking Trump, the exact same people on the investigative team who selected Mueller as their leader, the same people leading this impeachment effort against the will of the people.
So having Mueller testify, is dangerous for them. He is following, not leading the group, and frankly, he doesn't know what he is talking about. He doesn't fully comprehend the distorted efforts of his bizarrely whacked team. Notice the real team leadership is sitting right next to him during questioning.
Ratcliffe tears Mueller a new butt hole and it is glorious to watch. Mueller sits there stunned like the dope that he is unable to answer. Ratcliffe shoots the dogs and ponies jumping and prancing around Congress today.
There are many more videos along these lines.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
I went to a White Castle in Englewood only once.
At that time, mumble-mumble-ifty years ago their little hamburgers began as a meatball. The meatball was smashed on the grill with a spatula to such thinness that it cooked in fifteen seconds. As sixteen-year-olds we could easily eat five.
The buns were steamed separately.
"Hey, do you want to go to Newcastle?"
"I only have a couple of dollars."
You come and go, you come and go-oh-oh-oh.
Kicking you is easy so your colors will match your m-e-e-e-e-a-n-ess.
Red, black and blue, red, black and blu-ew-ew-ew.
Amazing stuff. Over a dozen people ended up rushing over to help a pickup driver who overturns on a busy highway in Illinois. Remember the good that exists in America, it far outweighs the evil. This is what America is all about. pic.twitter.com/ayvWBNCojP— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
This is a 10 second video of a crackpot being ejected from a political event screaming at people she disagrees with.
She actually went there to do this.
Good going, Michigan. This is who you hired to represent you.
“After a 3.5 mile run and being smoked from the previous attempts, this was my fourth attempt at trying to get up and fix the flag. Literally had to visualize what I was doing wrong and what I had to do to correct my inefficiencies in order to improve for the next attempt.”America! Fuck yeah.
More at Daily Wire.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Thomas “the Chin” Friedman, a weak and pathetic sort of guy, writes columns for The New York Times in between rounds of his favorite game, golf. Two weeks ago, while speaking to a friend on his cell phone, I unfortunately ended up speaking to Friedman. We spoke for a while and...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
....Governor of the State did a good job. That may be true but she could not have done it without the tremendous economic success of our Country & the turnaround that my Administration has caused. Really Nasty to me in his average I.Q. Columns, kissed my a.. on the call. Phony!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
Let's pause and also give thought to the victims of the German V-2 rocket program and to the slaves who died making those rockets under appalling conditions (The V in V-2 stands for Vergeltungswaffe = vengeance weapon). And spare a thought for cranky old Robert Goddard, our own homegrown rocket hero, who at least appeared on a stamp:
I am unconvinced by allegations that the Germans stole secrets from Goddard, having read the account of the V-2 program in Michael Neufeld's excellent The Rocket and the Reich. Neufeld, no fawning acolyte of von Braun, correctly points out that the Germans merely used Goddard's published ideas. In science and technology, success builds upon free and open communication.
We knew that we had created a new means of warfare, and the question as to what nation, to what victorious nation we were willing to entrust this brainchild of ours was a moral decision more than anything else. We wanted to see the world spared another conflict such as Germany had just been through, and we felt that only by surrendering such a weapon to people who are guided by the Bible could such an assurance to the world be best secured.Von Braun and his team, criminally liable in some eyes for the V-2 rocket attacks on European capitals, were given a second chance. Goddard had died in August of 1945 and America needed rocket science. And did we ever get some. Von Braun first headed a secret team located outside of El Paso, TX, where under a sort of house arrest, he and his team reassembed captured V-2 rockets. In 1950, von Braun led the Army's rocket development program team that resulted in the Redstone, the rocket used for the first nuclear ballistic missile. Von Braun and his German wife became naturalized American citizens in 1955.
Here is a brief clip I found on YouTube, but this is not the interview I remember:
Friday, July 19, 2019
"Dike Bomber" refers to the alleged bombing of North Vietnam's extensive dike system. This lie was promulgated by the likes of Jane Fonda and later shown to be propaganda. A majority of America women still still love and adore Ms. Fonda. Oh well, they're probably the same ones who despise Trump. It's easy to imagine an updated button reading "Re-Elect the Pussy Grabber???"
The "Dump Nixon" button is far too easy to update if it hasn't been done already.
On the pro-Nixon side, I have but two in my collection: