Patterico's Pontifications

8/30/2017

Trump

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:01 am

Trump.

Nobody cares about anything else.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

214 Responses to “Trump”

  1. he’s off to a great start today, President Trump is

    the revised GDP numbers are a nice bit of good news

    just think if the filthy corrupt cowards in our sleazy war hero Senate could actually pass some legislation

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  2. What do you mean no one cares about anything else.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os8U7wbtN3w

    I care about the troops. I guess I’ll always have to. My niece married a Sailor.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  3. Now thisnt merely lawfare these are the kind of tactics putin used against ntv

    http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca7/16-2417/16-2417-2017-08-29.html

    narciso (d1f714)

  4. also today people are beginning to realize just how almost criminally unprepared Houston was for this storm

    and it looks like smarmy and unctuous Ted Cruz is doing Texas more harm than good by making himself the face of the federal handout Texas is begging for

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  5. Trump, the wrench in the machine that upends business as usual.

    Lyrics Don't Matter (f80109)

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBlbAvcQruc

    Navy LSE during VERTREP

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  7. Through his lawyer, Mr. Sater declined on Monday to address why he thought the deal would be a political win for Mr. Trump. He said he brought the project to Mr. Cohen in late 2015, but that he was not working for the Trump Organization and “would not have been compensated” by them.

    “During the course of our communications over several months, I routinely expressed my enthusiasm regarding what a tremendous opportunity this was for the Trump Organization,” Mr. Sater said.

    https://www.emptywheel.net/2017/08/29/how-does-inking-a-luxury-residential-real-estate-deal-get-you-elected-president-in-the-us-i-mean/

    Ben burn (3d526b)

  8. This is the first time that I read a comment by a regular commenter and thought: “That Patterico commenter is stupid.”

    DRJ (15874d)

  9. And I’m not talking about narciso, Steve, or even the new commenter Ben burn.

    DRJ (15874d)

  10. beauteous, Rev.

    mg (31009b)

  11. Awan bros should be # 1 on everyones list

    mg (31009b)

  12. You are being too charitable to semantic, drj, although this was nowhere the worst his dine

    narciso (d1f714)

  13. Whew, don’t think I qualify as a regular commenter.

    Lyrics Don't Matter (f80109)

  14. who’s stupid are the idiots responsible for flood control in Houston

    their laxity, slothfulness, and shortsightedness has handed the proponents of the global warming hoax everything they need to extort hundreds of billions of dollars

    begun, it has

    http://time.com/4919224/hurricane-harvey-houston-policy/

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-harvey-engineering-20170828-story.html

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. It’s Not Trump Supporters Who Are Beating Journalists

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/30/its-not-trump-supporters-who-are-beating-journalists/

    harkin (a92711)

  16. Well, there’s flooding too.

    The leftists are busy collecting money to fund their organizing efforts after the storm and collecting food for people of color and illegal immigrants. I guess the white people are all staying at the Four Seasons and munching on caviar.

    And the feminist left of course objects to the iconic photo.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2017-08-28/photo-of-mother-and-babys-rescue-becomes-symbol-of-storm

    Patricia (5fc097)

  17. 15 – I read that LATimes article earlier this morning.

    The whole place has been sinking for years.

    harkin (a92711)

  18. I heard the interview of Nanski Pelosi conducted by Ronn Owens on KGO radio and – after that went on air – it is obvious that someone in the Democrat Party grabbed Pelosi by the lapels and informed her that her support for Pantyfa puts her squarely on the wrong side, hence the statement later same day. The fact that Pelosi supported the vigilante shock troops of the party, up until she had to be shown how the hog eats the cabbage, is absolutely delightful!

    Colonel Haiku (485617)

  19. yes yes subsidence played a big role in the gravity of katrina as well

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  20. here’s a handy and detailed overview [PDF] of the policies bearing on efforts to manage subsidence in Harris County

    on the face of it this sort of discussion is probably the best way to counter the narrative of people what want to use Mr. Harvey to perpetrate a disastrous global warming hoax all up in it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. I was in Houston once when it took a little rain. The streets were flooded. I got the feeling that no one considered it a big deal. Flooding has been a norm for Houston.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  22. Before anyone calls me on it, LSE can and usually does stand for Landing
    Signalman, Enlisted. It’s how the Navy distinguishes them from LSOs.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  23. Ive been out for nine years.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  24. 1. No!

    2. Mr. Trump, the President, flew to Texas yesterday and the rain stopped and the sun is shining and it’s going to be like this for days and days. So there.

    nk (dbc370)

  25. Oh, yeah, and he told Harvey to go to Louisiana and rain on David Duke, too.

    nk (dbc370)

  26. I care about something else.

    SPQR (240837)

  27. Let’s play pretend narciso, what do you think a college campus would look like if the administration or the students had the authority to execute?

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  28. @1. The good guys wear the white hats, eh Happy…

    ‘Harvey Hat’ for sale:

    Official USA 45th Presidential Hat – White – Trump Make America Great Again

    https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/products/official-usa-45th-presidential-hat-white

    Is Melania for rent, too?

    “The taste I’ve got in my mouth, Mr. Secretary, is unmentionable.” – Col. ‘Jiggs’ Casey [Kirk Douglas] ‘Seven Days In May’ 1964

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  29. i can’t wear that hat Mr. DCSCA

    i have a very high deductible

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  30. 23.I was in Houston once when it took a little rain. The streets were flooded. I got the feeling that no one considered it a big deal. Flooding has been a norm for Houston.

    Yet the media reports only one in six Houston homes have flood insurance.

    Must be ‘fake news.’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  31. Yet the media reports only one in six Houston homes have flood insurance.

    Must be ‘fake news.’
    DCSCA (797bc0) — 8/30/2017 @ 10:39 am

    Or they could just be wrong. Do you believe everything the “media reports”?

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  32. …The world was mere hours away from one of the most dangerous crises of the entire post-War era, a U.S.-Soviet proxy conflict that involved the largest tank battles since World War II, and the U.S. didn’t really see it coming.

    Why am I not surprised? Oh, yeah, I’m intel.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  33. @DCSCA:Yet the media reports only one in six Houston homes have flood insurance.

    People who don’t have life insurance must be people who don’t expect to die, by that logic.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  34. I live in a county that floods yearly and I do not have flood insurance, because my property is not in the area that floods.

    It’s incredible that DCSCA thinks that citing one number in isolation of any other context for the whole rest of the world, or indeed the whole insurance industry, is enough to determine whether or not Houston actually is prone to flooding–but DCSCA is not, and is never is, attempting to change anyone’s mind about anything. It’s all snark.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  35. and just like a man whose feets are too big for his bed

    crying’s not for me cause you can’t make the raindrops stop just cause of you do complains on them

    nothing’s worrying me!

    except about how people is gonna use Houston’s failures as a cudgel in the climate change hoax debate

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  36. Who buys flood insurance unless he’s in a designated Special Flood Hazard Area and his mortgage lender obligates him to?

    Not only has DCSCA never run a business, he’s never owned a home, either, I think.

    nk (dbc370)

  37. To help DCSCA out, here is an article from the Houston Chronicle about Houston’s regular flooding issues and what they do about it.

    “Early settlers drained marshes to build Houston town in a muddy bog. Fast forward less than 200 years and the city stands above water, mostly, thanks mostly to 2,500 miles of managed waterways—the flying distance from Houston to Quito, Ecuador—that whisk the floods out to sea…
    “If those channels didn’t exist, this area would be flooding from every rain, not just the big ones,” said Mike Talbott, executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District. “A very large percentage of the systems have not been made larger to meet current criteria.”

    Therein lies the problem. Tremendous rains this year and last pushed the limits, forcing gullies and bayous over their banks into neighborhoods that brim them. The only solution is to widen the waterways, which means buying up adjacent buildings and tearing them down. Talbott puts the price tag on a total upgrade at $26 billion, which will not happen soon…

    Inundation is nothing new here. Right from the start, it took tremendous effort and loss of life to claim the Houston area from the prevailing floods…”

    But what would they know, someone on Kos said that only 1/6 people in Houston has flood insurance, and that is clearly dispositive. They could have saved all that money on flood control over the last century if only they had known that.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  38. Why does Harris County even have a Flood Control District? Don’t they know that only 1/6 people have flood insurance? What a waste of government money!

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  39. this is houston lots of these houses are new builds

    maybe houses built with raised foundations could be eligible for reduced property taxes

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  40. water’s the universal solvent

    a little dollop of what we call science there for you

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  41. An interesting piece in wapo concerning creative lawyering challenges to the distressing & horrendous Arpaio Pardon. God, I love the law!

    Q! (267694)

  42. legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/overblown-hype-about-court-scheduling-oral-argument-in-dismissal-of-arpaio-conviction

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. all that subsidence plus sogginess on top of it makes lots of aspects of home foundations kinda problematic in houston i’d imagine

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  44. @42. Who buys flood insurance unless he’s in a designated Special Flood Hazard Area and his mortgage lender obligates him to?

    Who lends money for mortgages in a flood zone w/o that as a requirement? Oh. Right. Texas.

    Still thick as mud and dense as fog, nk. Don’t worry, the United States government will row to the rescue.

    Hey- you don’t miss a trick, do’ya! – Mad Jack Duncan [Ray Walston] ”Paint Your Wagon’ 1969

    ________

    @39 Freddo: nobody cares if you choose to die uninsured- but your lender does care if they’ve lent you money for your domecile to live in and it’s washed away. Sober up.

    @40. Your choice. Your risk– as well as your lenders, assuming you carry a mortgage– but your lender is pretty damned stupid. Unless the plan includes expecting the Feds to bail you out if/when the Great Flood cometh.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  45. thank God Jesus America the houston airports are getting back to normal

    not fast enough but until more roads are passable it kind of is what it is

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  46. @42. =yawn= Been there. Done that.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/downashore/The-March-1962-Storm-that-rocked-the-Jersey-Shore-heres-the-video.html

    =yawn= Now go play with your trains, nk.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  47. @43. LOL so what you’re rationalizing is ‘we know it floods here all the time but we’re not going to require domeciles and businesses carry flood insurance. That’s not our problem, just because NBC News -not Kos– simply reported a fact.’ Got it.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  48. has anybody heard yet what Mitt Romney’s burgeoning Republican white supremacy movement’s gonna do to help Houston?

    this is no time to sit on the sidelines Mr. Romney

    still not a goddamn peep on his twitter page about Harvey

    it’s white supremacy 24/7 for Mitt I guess

    that seems shallow and one-dimensional if I may offer a criticism

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  49. @4.also today people are beginning to realize just how almost criminally unprepared Houston was for this storm and it looks like smarmy and unctuous Ted Cruz is doing Texas more harm than good by making himself the face of the federal handout Texas is begging for

    No city could be expected to be prepared for an eventof this size and scope. All things considered, Houston’s doing pretty good in this. And althongu one can disagree w/Abbott’s politics, he’s been very good managing this as best as possible so far. He deserves kudos.

    But Tedtoo really should stop appearing on camera undercover of a ‘command center’ roof, dry wearing a clean polo shirt and chinos– especially on a split screen w/his constituents muddy wet and exhausted in pelting rain being hauled up into rescue boats and USCG choppers. It’s a little tasteless- like green eggs and ham.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  50. @56. Didn’t his socks arrive yet? The mails must be slowed by the rains.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  51. Well, you’re back in your old know-it-all asshole mode, so go play with your “toys”, jackass. Nobody believes your bullsh!t.

    nk (dbc370)

  52. i think he’s pouting Mr. DCSCA

    he didn’t even send socks!

    what a strange and hateful man he is

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. @59. =yawn= Like it’s worth a care or worry whether you profanely do or not.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  54. “Who buys flood insurance unless he’s in a designated Special Flood Hazard Area and his mortgage lender obligates him to?”

    The irony is palpable. Health insurance a waste of money til you get sick. Some don’t understand risk groups any better than Trump.

    Ben burn (84dd36)

  55. @60. Happy– and his Texas primary win push him over the top for the GOP nomination, too. And Texas went for him in the general as well. Is Rain some kind of Mormon blessing?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  56. there are too many offerings in this thread what border on being insolent if not nakedly rude

    as america joins together for to comfort those afflicted by the capricious whims of a tyrannical and arbitrary storm (Harvey) we might could try to do our part here to set a tone what is caring and thoughtful

    not thinking of anyone in particular it’s just a thought i had

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  57. mitt romney isn’t a for reals mormon he’s a big phony

    he’s as fraudulently pious as he is fraudulently conservative

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  58. @62. Ben, they’re bound and determined to learn things the hard way.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  59. Regarding Houston’s flood control plan (from that LA Times article linked above):

    “The city’s flood system is supposed to protect the public from a 100-year storm, but Bea calls that “a 100-year lie” because it is based on a rainfall total of 13 inches in 24 hours.

    “That has happened more than eight times in the last 27 years,” Bea said……..

    …..In the aftermath of Katrina, the American Society of Civil Engineers said that New Orleans’ flood control was a system in name only.

    Bea said that reflects the reality of Houston as well.

    He estimated that it could cost hundreds of billions of dollars to build a system that would prevent future flooding, involving land-use restrictions, new flood barriers and other measures similar to those in the Netherlands. The Dutch system attempts to defend Amsterdam and Rotterdam from a 10,000-year storm event.”

    harkin (a92711)

  60. I thought a court approving jack booted thuggery might have been of interest

    https://spectator.org/the-media-any-stick-will-do-against-trump/

    narciso (d1f714)

  61. He estimated that it could cost hundreds of billions of dollars to build a system that would prevent future flooding, involving land-use restrictions, new flood barriers and other measures similar to those in the Netherlands.

    ok well how much would it cost just to scotchgard everything

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  62. @DCSCA: ‘we know it floods here all the time but we’re not going to require domeciles and businesses carry flood insurance.

    Some more help for DCSCA, the concept of “insurable risk”. Yes, in places where it floods all the time, flood insurance may not make financial sense. This is often true for things that happen all the time, which is why your auto insurance does not cover filling the tank, and why your homeowner’s insurance does not cover cutting the grass.

    In places where it floods all the time, insurers would not want to offer flood insurance at anything like what most property owners would consider affordable. Some people would take that as a sign not to build in flood plains, but others demand that the government subsidize the insurance, which is of course exactly what happens. And of course you would criticize Texans for being hypocrites mooching off the government for their flood insurance like you did with Hurricane Sandy– another instance where there’s a lot more to the facts than you found convenient to present.

    “This insurance is not set by the market risk valuation. It is less expensive than the private insurance company rate would be. This is accomplished either by the program running a deficit and borrowing money or by subsidies from the national government. Either way, the property owners with NFIP policies are receiving government subsidies to live in areas with high flood risk.

    Property losses stemming from flood damage were largely the responsibility of the property owner, although the consequences were sometimes mitigated through provisions for disaster aid. Today, owners of property in flood plains frequently receive disaster aid and payment for insured losses, which in many ways negates the original intent of the NFIP. Consequently, these policy decisions have escalated losses stemming from floods in recent years, both in terms of property and life.”

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  63. gary cohn’s a sleazy sacky slut Mr. narciso

    he seems to be a lot like Mitt Romney if Mitt Romney were a sleazy prostitute what worked for Goldman Sachs

    a filthy lying poop-weasel with no integrity

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  64. @67. Well, they’re going to have to rethink much of this. Correlating the apparent increase in intensity and frequency of these events, the costs for clean up and repair, the demographic shifts and so forth against any long term funding of an infrastructure project of scale over decades to be sure. But it’s just sad reading/hearing anyone rationalizing or defending no need for change– or flood insurance- as five feed of wet muck is swirling around them, their neighbors, homes and businesses. It’s a ‘yuge’ loss after this roll of the dice. Cornyn and Cruz are going to be back asking for supplemental help over and over in the months and years ahead. And it’s still going to rain as normal weather pattern return. And there will be new storms to come if not this year–next year and for years to come.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  65. @70. See 67: “…But it’s just sad reading/hearing anyone rationalizing or defending no need for change– or flood insurance- as five feed of wet muck is swirling around them, their neighbors, homes and businesses. It’s a ‘yuge’ loss after this roll of the dice.” Keep shoveling, Freddo.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  66. @DCSCA: But it’s just sad reading/hearing anyone rationalizing or defending no need for change– or flood insurance

    Except that no one said this, DCSCA. What we said is that you do not understand what you are talking about. You do not understand floods or insurance. The more you snark the more you make that clear.

    But you keep digging, you’ll get to the bottom of that hole. And you keep inventing things that people never said to argue with.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  67. @DCSCA: Sorry troll, insurance isn’t funded by snark.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  68. i’m curious what impact it’s gonna have on luring new businesses to the city if people know it’s liable to turn into a giant swirling toilet every time it rains

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  69. @74. Except you did.

    “I live in a county that floods yearly and I do not have flood insurance, because my property is not in the area that floods.”

    C’ya, Freddo.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  70. don’t be a big silly Mr. DCSCA

    my lil brother lives on a river

    but the other side of the river’s like 5 feet lower than the side he built on

    ergo he are not need flood insurance

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  71. @76– Or real estate listings for folks transfered or planning a move. That may be a hard sell for five years or more until memories fade.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  72. @DCSCA: The more you lie, the more you take out of context for snark, the more of a troll you make yourself to be.

    You yourself drive people to disagree with you by these tactics.

    People can read what I wrote and what I was responding to, and evaluate it in context. You can’t describe it fairly–without lies and snark you have nothing.

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  73. yeah good house inspectors are gonna be in demand for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)


  74. @DCSCA: Sorry troll, insurance isn’t funded by snark.

    Snark requires at least a modicum of wit. That’s guys just a stereotypical, miserable Jersey douche, the punchline of every joke here on the other side of the Delaware.

    Jack Klompus (0c0b91)

  75. @78 Mr. Feet: Confucius say man on top of hill not on level.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  76. our sleazy war hero senate sits on a hill

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  77. @81- Happy- another ugly point was mentioned that some of these folks may qualify for a SBA loan but if they’re carrying a mortgage already it would be like carry two so some may just not opt to rebuild. It’s such a mess. ‘Hello, I’m from the government and I’m hear to help’ may sound pretty good down there by Thanksgiving.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  78. i’m less worried on that level

    Houston’s pretty friendly to development

    but yeah i certainly hope there’s some number of people who choose not to rebuild

    i doubt the number will be large enough to be significant though

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  79. DC:

    Take comfort. Patterico can’t get traction with the multitudes either.

    Ben burn (84dd36)

  80. if cohn head, tillerson, mcmasters, ivanks, kushner are not fired Trump has lost my sorry arse.
    mcmaster telling Trump he will have to wait on the tranny b.s. is absolutely nuts.

    mg (31009b)

  81. @87. I know. I feel his frustration albeit we come to it from differing POVs. P keeps warning 1+1 = 2 and they keep insisting it tallies to 11.

    Ben: “I live in a county that floods yearly and I do not have flood insurance, because my property is not in the area that floods.”… you know what they call that at NASA?

    Challenger Logic.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  82. this cowardly useless tranny-lover General Mattis needs to retire too

    what a loser

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  83. hiring people out of the corrupt swamp of failmerica’s incompetent joke of a military is looking more and more like a pretty obvious don’t-do-this thing

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  84. The New York Times ran an op-ed o Trump';s day:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/26/opinion/sunday/president-trump-and-the-baby-sitters-club.html?mcubz=0

    Trying to subtract the bias, it goes like this:

    Tru,p likes “unstructured time” to watch TV. His favorite station is Fox News Channel but he’ll watch any show where they talk about him. If they say something bad about him, he tweets. .

    His staffers try to limit his screen time during the day and keep him from “calling old friends and then tweeting about it.” But then it’s off to bed with his phone, and “once he goes upstairs, there’s no managing him.”

    In the morining they deliver to him a packet of good news about himself. They are compiled by Republicans who get up early to search for positive stories, headlines or tweets. If they can’t find any they give him flattering photos.

    From outside that article:

    He concentrates on only one thing at a time, which may not be so bad. Multi-tasking doesn’t really increase productivity.

    So for a few days it’s Obamacare, later it is North Korea, now the hhurricane, although he’s giving a speech on taxes today.

    And he cannot stand too many details, although if it something he actually knows something about, he is interested in finding out more. But then there’s no point is delivering him material he cannot comprehend.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  85. If anybody considers that review as “subtracting the bias” they are already so biased there is no point in listening to them. I especially love the last line: ” But then there’s no point is delivering him material he cannot comprehend.”. Tell me, is there ever a point in delivering materials to anyone who cant comprehend them and is Trump, for some reason, expected to comprehend everything on heaven and earth?

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  86. Is it haberman again, premier rizzoto tray carrier, did she mention the miniaturized warheads that Obama night have known about in the last four years, that’s just one example,

    narciso (d1f714)

  87. 94. Rev.Hoagie® (630eca) — 8/30/2017 @ 2:08 pm

    But then there’s no point is delivering him material he cannot comprehend.”. Tell me, is there ever a point in delivering materials to anyone who cant comprehend them and is Trump, for some reason, expected to comprehend everything on heaven and earth?

    That whole part was added by me.

    I put in that thing about there being no point in delivering him material he cannot comprehend in order to mitigate any complaint that he was not paying attention – like he was in Texas yesterday and seemed not to be able to pay much attention to some briefing. It was therefore, obviously, to some degree, over his head.

    I think the problem is they are not taking account of the extent of his knowledge. I don’t know what otehr presidents did, but Trump can be faulted for not insisting that things be made comprehensible to him.

    If he gets something like that, tell them to explain it to someone else, who can explain it to someoine else etc. until it reaches the point where it is starting from his base of knowledge.

    Also there may not be a reaosn to tell him irreleveant facts.

    Trump likes watching TV. These things are comprehensible to most people – they have to be or there’s no ratings.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  88. Ia ttempted to subtract the bias from the article. The article also says Kelly keeps people from seeing him or talking to him without him being on the line.

    No more slipping the president goofy website stories that he confuses with facts. No more secretive executive orders, and no official phone calls without Mr. Kelly on the line. No more impromptu events. No more Mooch. And no more Bannon.

    But Mr. Trump keeps getting into trouble. He says the wrong things about neo-Nazis, and threatens to shut down the government unless Congress gives him money for the border wall that he said Mexico would pay for. He is bullying his allies and stomping all over his agenda. And, oh, does he tweet and yell.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  89. Well, Queeg made sure his white hats were available for purchase at $40/piece.

    Wonder if the Trump Organization has offered up its fleet of fix-winged aircraft and choppers for rescues and to ferry personnel and supplies around Texas. Or maybe TO’s just waitin’ to lease them to FEMA for a good price. Ahhhh, the art of the deal.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  90. what’s clear is that filthy corrupt mitch mcconnell, his corrupt pig wife, and Mitt Romney’s slimed-up boy toy Paul Ryan are never going to run out of excuses for their failure to fulfill any of the promises they ran on

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  91. Do you wonder the same from leftist billionaires too? How about all those loud mouthed Hollywood millionaires who are just so virtuous? Or how about you? What have you done?

    You’re spewing bovine excrement and here’s the meter to prove it:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/321f1589a7149f664a23c788a6e14f82fd5686b0fe10191055291c1ea7627c4c.gif?w=600&h=241

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  92. @99 Mr. Feet, by not offering his choppers to help in Texas, is Mr. Trump’s organization giving Texas the whirlybird??

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  93. i wouldn’t worry about it really cause of the helicopters are too far away to do halps they only have a range of 300 miles or so you know

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  94. @100. Spokesman says Christie misspoke on Trump’s Hurricane Sandy aid – July 18, 2016

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman said that the governor misspoke Monday when he cited a donation by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts as a sign of his generosity.

    Christie told Michigan’s Republican delegation in Ohio Monday that his wife, Mary Pat Christie, asked the billionaire businessman for a donation. “One of her first calls was to Donald Trump. And it wasn’t a long phone call. He said, ‘Mary Pat, I like Chris, but I’m scared of you.’ He said, ‘How much does the check need to be? Just tell me and I’ll send it.’”

    But Trump isn’t listed in a final report thanking the more than 150 people and companies that donated at least $25,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund effort run by Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, after the devastating 2012 storm.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spokesman-says-christie-misspoke-on-trumps-hurricane-sandy-aid/

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  95. @102- Surely a Trump Whirly would be a reassuring and comforting sight– not to mention a big jet w/Trump emblazoned on the side full of relief supplies, dry clothes and nice, white $40 hats.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  96. there’s already too many cooks in the kitchen Mr. DCSCA

    it’s sad Texas has to rely on smarmy repulsive butt-warts like Ted Cruz and John Cornyn at what’s kind of an important time to put your best foot forward

    it would be a blessing for texas if President Trump asked Mr. Pence to spearhead whatever efforts might be deemed wise and necessary with respect to action by the dysfunctional Congress

    this reeks of a vague and unknowable missed opportunity of the lemons/lemonade variety

    but these are the disgusting losers Texas chose to represent them

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  97. @105. Mr. Feet, look what this chef’s cookin': Sheila Jackson Lee (D) from Houston just said on MSNBC she is working up a House bill w/Harvey aid to introduce for: $152 billion.

    Yummy!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  98. *love* her

    she’s so nice she was tarded twice!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  99. Rev,

    DCSCA is just compensating for his pathetic, unsuccessful life. The denigrating remarks are just one tell. That he thinks he’s a subject matter expert on anything and everything is another. He’s incapable of looking in the mirror, hence the elephant in the room – his lack of self-esteem.

    He’s the wizard of Oz….unshaven, unbathed, sitting in his underwear, desperately seeking attention. Even if you ignore him, he won’t go away.

    Lenny (5ea732)

  100. Mr. DCSCA has his own point of view Mr. Lenny

    and it often involves strawberries at sea

    which is a very striking image

    seafaring strawberries!

    it is truly an age of wonders

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  101. NBC Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raises $23 Million 11-5-2012

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nbc-hurricane-sandy-telethon-raises-23-million-20121105

    Katrina Telethon Raises $30 Million 9-14-2005

    http://www.eonline.com/news/50672/katrina-telethon-raises-30-million

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  102. @109- Mr. Feet, Lenny’ll be very Happy to put those strawberries to use– a twosome tonight: Laverne AND Shirley. Watch’him sqiggy outta’that w/t missus.

    “Kinky!” – Hedley Lamarr [Harvey Korman] ‘Blazing Saddles’ 1974

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  103. coming in october

    “Rodman” is the story of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman told by Penny Marshall. Dennis told Penny he didn’t trust or want anyone else to tell his story. If you think you have heard it all about Dennis Rodman this film will open your eyes.*

    how can this even be a thing

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  104. how can this even be a thing

    Dennis Rodman’s mom didn’t keep her legs together one time.

    nk (dbc370)

  105. @112. how can this even be a thing

    They’re in a league of their own.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  106. NBC Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raises $23 Million 11-5-2012″

    If they do it for Harvey victims, don’t give it to the unions!

    Big Labor Exploits Harvey

    “Big Labor is looking to exploit the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to raise money for its organizing efforts in Texas.

    The Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, a labor-affiliated group looking to make inroads in right-to-work Texas, launched the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund in the wake of the flooding that has devastated the Houston area. The donation page says the fund will “move the material aid the most vulnerable hit by Harvey,” but that “material” goes beyond standard humanitarian aid. Donations, the page says, will help the SEIU-funded group organize workers.”

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/big-labor-exploits-harvey/

    harkin (9803a7)

  107. Ya know DCSCA, it’s very hard to listen to you bluster about what Trump and/or his companies should be doing for Texas. As you all know I’m stuck at home on oxygen most of the time and for the last several days I’ve been coordinating donations by phone and internet for Texas with several churches in my area. My wife collected over $12k from local Korean businesses and she and a Korean grocer have coordinated food donations to be driven to Texas. All by volunteers. All by people who don’t ask what Trump is doing because they are too busy doing things themselves.

    Make America Great Again……..or get the hell out, we don’t need ya. We’ve had enough of the “You didn’t build that” and the “basket of deplorables” people. Go to Canada and f**k up their country.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  108. Yes this was as smart a move as the last Katherine heigl vehicle

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/nbc-insiders-total-panic-over-megyn-kellys-morning-show

    narciso (d1f714)

  109. @116. ‘Make America Great Again……..or get the hell out, we don’t need ya‘.

    Good for you and the missus, Hoagie. Commendable. If only you had a fleet of idle fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, too.

    Don’t smoke. Stay healthy.

    Oh, and BTW, remember, ‘Make America Great Again’ is a line Trump stole from Ronald Reagan for his $40 soft hats. Not hard hats.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  110. Ronald Reagan is dead

    he’s with Prince and Jerry Lewis now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  111. Trump to Mattis: Fire the trannies.
    Mattis to Trump: I’ll form a committee and get back to ‘ya.

    Love it.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  112. @122- And appearing w/Dino.

    Now there’s a floor show!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  113. this Mattis poofter’s so effing trashy

    i guess that explains how he got to be a general

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  114. I think its rekyung on democratic staffers like works and getting advice from fluornoy,

    narciso (d1f714)

  115. as somebody here’s fond of saying (honestly can’t place it right now)

    it’s not a good look

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  116. Unless they have changed the rules, to qualify to purchase flood insurance your property has to be in a federally mandated flood zone. Because it floods does not cut it.

    Davod (f3a711)

  117. The Kremlin received an email appeal from Donald Trump’s company lawyer seeking help with a Trump Tower project in Moscow last year, but never replied because “it’s not our issue,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    “We don’t respond to such business topics. It’s not our job and we left it without a response,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. He recently saw a copy of the January 2016 email addressed to him by Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen, which explained the plan to build a tower in the Moscow City financial district and “asked for help with some sort of recommendation or promotion” of the proposal, Peskov said.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-30/kremlin-says-it-got-trump-lawyer-cohen-s-email-didn-t-reply

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  118. You’re keeping bad company, happyfeet.

    Some regulations, I think they’re called Midnight Regulations, that some Jug Eared Fool puts into place on his way out, can be repealed by a new President with a stroke of his pens. For other regulations which are in place, their repeal requires the same process as their enactment. And the procedure for military recruitment regulations might even be more stringent than it is for other agencies, because of Congress’s plenary power to raise armies and navies. The President is only the Commander-in-Chief.

    So, my question to the commentariat at large, is: Who do you think is right in “going by the book” in this? Secretary of Defense General Mattis or the two guys, you know who they are, shooting off their pieholes just up the thread?

    nk (dbc370)

  119. Unless they have changed the rules, to qualify to purchase flood insurance your property has to be in a federally mandated flood zone. Because it floods does not cut it.
    Davod (f3a711) — 8/30/2017 @ 5:58 pm

    Don’t confuse know-it-alls with facts, Davod.

    nk (dbc370)

  120. i bet it’s me not that stupid tranny-loving General Mattis what’s right on this

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  121. tell you why

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  122. to believe that tranny-loving poofterboy General Mattis is right

    you have to believe it’s inherently faster and easier for the craptastic US military to trade 5 (five) american-killing terrorists for 1 (one) useless treasonous bergdork

    than it is to excise a handful of nasty mentally ill trannies

    and i don’t believe war hero p.o.s. John McCain’s had enough time to jack the military up *that* much

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  123. What’s the babbling about insurance?

    Flood insurance is near bk now. Andrew cost $25 billion. Texans will need 200 billion. Guess what?

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  124. Yay!!!

    “EVERY TIME YOU THINK YOU’RE OUT, THEY PULL YOU BACK IN: Hurricane Harvey has Beldar blogging at least briefly.”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/274300/

    Colonel Haiku (485617)

  125. NK is still so very bitter about Obama

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  126. Why do younthink Obama did it, because he was concerned about our fighting forces you can stop laughing

    Bow, Bennett couldn’t really plead ignorant at the time:
    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2017/08/13/ny-times-editorial-page-editor-testifying-palin-libel-case-was

    Although they had that issue with high school biology with Sullivan, so it wee a toss up

    narciso (d1f714)

  127. Obama had the same reckless disregard for racists that BUSH gang had for Iraqi children, and that was alot.

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  128. @129. Translation: Mr. Cohen- comrade– bigger bribe next time.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  129. With this congress, its an unreasonable expectation, I don’t know what the farthing they are doing.

    narciso (d1f714)

  130. 141

    Trump has the eyes of a ferret and nose of a weasel when he needed Sable. No class..

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  131. @136. =Haiku- Gesundheit!

    Lets hope DRJ is okay and Beldar is safe and showered, too.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  132. happyfeet, you’re babbling.

    If a President could change military recruitment rules with a stroke of his pens, Bill Clinton would not have wasted the first year of his Presidency fighting with Congress over gays in the military nor settled for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

    And, of course, you’re right, narciso. The SCOAMF was looking to please his Hollywood big money donors, and similar ilk such as found at Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. We can’t even say his base. Black people are not sympathetic to “those people”.

    nk (dbc370)

  133. @143. Queens. Even Archie Bunker managed to hold on to some class: Edith.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  134. obama sleazy war hero john mccain wanted to make the us military all filthy nasty and tranny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  135. Estimated 80% of homes had no flood ins.

    100,000 homes total loss.

    Joel Osteen, time to write a big check

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  136. oops i forgot the “and” in between “obama” and “sleazy”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  137. do you have a link for that Mr. burn

    it seems kinda early to have those stats yet

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  138. Obama had the same reckless disregard for racists that BUSH gang had for Iraqi children, and that was alot.

    Ben burn (f7f452) — 8/30/2017 @ 6:20 pm

    I don’t hero worship my Presidents, unlike Democrats. There were several times during the Bush presidency I said to Democrats, “You want to impeach him, go ahead.”

    Where were you then?

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  139. classless trashy george w. bush deserves no more loyalty than he showed scooter

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  140. , “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

    Matthew 19

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  141. “Where were you then?”

    California

    Ben burn (f7f452)

  142. you first

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  143. Yes but they eabted to impeach him over going to Iraq, not necessarily prosecuting thevwar, also the Cheney task force, they wanted unicorns and sjydragons.

    narciso (d1f714)

  144. You do realize, Ben, the whole point of Christ becoming human, dying on the cross, and resurrecting was so I don’t have to become perfect. Which is impossible for any mortal.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  145. ** is so.

    Not was so.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  146. In you miss the whole point, Benno:
    https://www.gospeloutreach.net/saved.html

    narciso (d1f714)

  147. 18Then a certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19“Why do you call Me good? Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone…”

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  148. Back to Trump.

    Complaints about the Arpaio pardon might have moved me had he been convicted by a jury. I still haven’t seen the critics reconcile the Marc Rich pardon to this one.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  149. narciso, I didn’t see your comment. It took me a few minutes to look up the verse.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  150. …I still haven’t seen the critics reconcile the Marc Rich pardon to this one.

    AZ Bob (f7a491) — 8/30/2017 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for correcting me on the spelling. I thought it was Mark.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  151. Now the reason he said that rich men are difficult candidates to get into heaven, is because they fell they do not need god, whereas as the poor understand its all they have. Socialism tells them to forgo their future reward for the present, who dies that sound like.

    That link doesn’t work az

    narciso (d1f714)

  152. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons (22 October 1945). Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Winston Churchill, speech at the Scottish Unionist Conference, Perth, Scotland (28 May 1948).

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  153. Having defended osteen against false witness, his doctrine is dangerously wrong:
    http://headhearthand.org/blog/2015/02/02/what-is-a-healthy-self-image-joel-osteens-answer

    narciso (d1f714)

  154. I voted for this ATM to give me more money

    Iowahawk, Greek economic crisis.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  155. Everytime Osteen talks, he sounds like a used car lot commercial. You know, the kind that you see at 1AM during reruns of the Gilmore Girls, with Uncle Buford offering you a set of wheels for only $100 down and $100 a week for the rest of your life.

    kishnevi (22ac03)

  156. @161

    Complaints about the Arpaio pardon might have moved me had he been convicted by a jury. I still haven’t seen the critics reconcile the Marc Rich pardon to this one.

    I’ve posted this before, the Marc Rich pardon was widely criticized. You seem to be operating on the assumption that the pardon was supported on the left or by Democrats as a whole. It was not.

    NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/24/opinion/an-indefensible-pardon.html
    WAPost: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/2001/01/23/unpardonable/931fcd69-e73c-4ed8-bd2a-0238b8e99506

    Davethulhu (3a2442)

  157. Junk food fir the soul,,

    As with the Clinton foundation, which was the source. Behind the pardons, many of riches associates like chagoury and kurzin, would go on to strip mine Nigeria, where wee the follow up.

    narciso (d1f714)

  158. An interesting footnote the fusion s commissioned dossier makes much of the privatization of rosneft, guess which firm actually had the account, mark riches successor glencore

    narciso (d1f714)

  159. And I’ve said before that Trump and his DOJ could not complain about sanctuary cities and send a Sheriff to the Bureau of Prisons for detaining illegals and handing them over to the Border Patrol. They would look like even bigger jagoffs than Obama and his DOJ.

    nk (dbc370)

  160. spend more on taxes than food and clothing combined i do

    the oppression is palpable

    palpable and unrelenting

    oh poor little tranny soldier you need some hormones?

    oh do let me pay a bit more taxes

    nonono it’s no bother at all

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  161. You’re not eating enough, happyfeet? It’s ok not to be a fashion-plate when it comes to clothes, but nourishment is a different matter.

    nk (dbc370)

  162. …I’ve posted this before, the Marc Rich pardon was widely criticized. You seem to be operating on the assumption that the pardon was supported on the left or by Democrats as a whole. It was not.

    Davethulhu (3a2442) — 8/30/2017 @ 8:43 pm

    If you care to, go back and look. I never blamed the “left” for the Rich pardon.

    I blamed Holder for lying about his role for suing Rich’s company back in the 90s, and then the inside the beltway crowd of both Republicans and Democrats for circling the wagons and lying to back him up.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  163. actually i kinda do have to shop tomorrow Mr. nk

    mostly i need a cauliflower

    they’ll wanna tack on a 2.25% tax on that cauliflower

    and I’ll be gracious and let them

    that don’t make it right though

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  164. Why don’t you just buy a sugary drink devoid of all nutritional value? It being Chicago and all. I hear they need the money.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  165. I blamed Holder for lying about his role for suing Rich’s company back in the 90s, and then the inside the beltway crowd of both Republicans and Democrats for circling the wagons and lying to back him up.

    I don’t understand your point, then. The same people criticizing the Rich pardon are criticizing Arpaio’s pardon.

    Davethulhu (3a2442)

  166. they tax diet coke the same way

    it’s a complete scam

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  167. It’s not about the pardon. It’s about Holder perjuring himself during his confirmation hearings and everyone letting him get away with it.

    He testified that he didn’t know about Rich when he talked Clinton into pardoning him. The press conferences he gave when he was the U.S. Attorney suing one of Rich’s companies say otherwise.

    Maybe an objective bystander can weigh in, because I don’t believe the point I’m making is all that complicated.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  168. It’s this line that’s confusing me:

    I still haven’t seen the critics reconcile the Marc Rich pardon to this one.

    Davethulhu (3a2442)

  169. Maybe that’s because it was AZ Bob who said it. And I’m not him.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  170. Ok I see, my initial response was to him. Maybe it’s getting late.

    Davethulhu (3a2442)

  171. I was actually agreeing with you, Dave. Yes, the Marc Rich pardon was widely criticized on both the “left” and the “right” (I’ve never heard those terms explained in an American context). Holder’s role in facilitating it should have disqualified him as the AG. He blatantly lied about what he knew about Marc Rich. And nobody, Republican or Democrat, held him to account.

    Also, money changed hands.

    It was the inside the beltway combine at work. They protect their own. Maybe something like this is going on with Arpaio but I’ve not seen such clear evidence of it.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  172. I think another difference that needs to be taken into account is, who is the recipient of the pardon?

    Joe Arpaio, for whatever his faults, served his community. What did Marc Rich ever do for anyone? I just don’t see the Arpaio pardon falling into the same sort of abuse of power that the Rich pardon did.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  173. A Journalist, Member of the Noblest And Most Necessary Profession, acquits himself honorably:

    https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/903078670067257344

    Dysphoria Sam (4071c5)

  174. A Journalist, Member of the Noblest And Most Necessary Profession, acquits himself honorably:

    https://twitter.com/polNewsInfinity/status/903078670067257344

    I decided to check this out because your choice of twitter sources. Here’s the thread where the excerpt at the bottom was pulled from:
    https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1396527

    It’s pretty clear that the guy did not evacuate, if you look at his post on page two of that thread.

    Davethulhu (3a2442)

  175. Will some one explain why Trump is surrounded by democrat traitors?
    This is b.s. Fire these imbeciles or go back to your links.

    mg (31009b)

  176. Are we great again yet?

    Dave (445e97)

  177. You are, Dave. You were born Great. The rest of America is still working at it.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  178. 157

    Yes Steve. But they have to show good fruit, or doesn’t The Parable of Talents apply?

    Ben burn (426255)

  179. Bloomingbirds

    Yes, it’s true, the town of Southampton, New York, with its 55,000 year-round residents — and its deserved reputation as a summer playground for the rich and famous — now has its very own counterterrorism squad. Its members were first sighted in April, when cops wearing bulletproof vests and carrying fully loaded AR-15s showed up at the Bridgehampton Half Marathon, where they spent most of their time milling around the finish line.

    Ben burn (426255)

  180. After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas! Trump tweet, yesterday (emphasis added).

    Of course: it’s Trump, so there’s an 80-20% chance that it’s false. Which it is, of course. How edifying, Mr. President. Again.

    Q! (267694)

  181. He meant Peter King.

    nk (dbc370)

  182. In attacking the Arpaio pardon, at least one anti-Trump pundit has ignored Clinton’s Marc Rich pardon as well as Obama’s pardon of terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

    The LA Times published this op-ed piece (Joe Arpaio’s pardon defended by a ‘whataboutism’ that doesn’t hold up) by Andrew Cohen, who is “senior editor at The Marshall Project, a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice and a senior legal analyst at CBS News Radio.”

    A comment on the web site pointed out that Obama pardoned “FALN (a Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group) member Oscar Lopez Rivera (who) recruited and trained a small army of terrorists to murder his fellow Americans. He built bomb factories. He taught the young and impressionable how to make devices that would kill and maim … When he was put on trial, he admitted to doing all he had been accused of – he showed no remorse.”

    The LA Times article points out that Trump is being defended by “whataboutism” logic. I agree that two wrongs don’t make a right. But after eight years of Obama getting every break from the media, I just can’t get that excited about Trump (yet).

    I will admit that I do not know all of the facts about why a judge found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt. But I fault the prosecutor for bringing the action in such a way that a jury was not available. It makes it look like the case was politically motivated.

    Like Patterico, I was a Cruz supporter. But despite Trump’s many faults, I find the media’s treatment of him to be extremely unfair as it would be if Cruz had been elected.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  183. 196.

    After witnessing first hand ….

    Of course: it’s Trump, so there’s an 80-20% chance that it’s false. Which it is, of course

    You didn’t even really need to check for that. He wasn’t in the flood zone, so how could he have seen any of that “horror and devastation” first hand ? He talked to people dealing with that. But the major media did check.

    Sammy Finkelman (5fb112)

  184. if all Mr. Arpaio was contemptuous of is some sleazy open borders court then how is that even wrong

    i contempt on them too

    this is so much more admirable than how filthy George W. would let his sleazy corrupt FBI and DOJ investigate and prosecute people for made-up crap using fake evidence

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  185. He who permits himself to tell a lie often finds it much easier to do a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.

    – Thomas Jefferson, August 19, 1785, as quoted by H. R. McMaster as one of two quotes at the head of Chapter Five of his 1997 book Dereliction of Duty (page 75), which he extracted a 1990 book called Leadership: Quotations from the Military Tradition edited by Robert A. Fitton (page 297)

    Sammy Finkelman (5fb112)

  186. @51 happyfeet

    re subsidence aquaculture

    Up here in TN I notice they build a lot of houses on brick piers with a crawl space. They are probably three to four feet above grade. Seems prudent. I noticed a lot of the houses in Charleston, SC were the same way.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  187. that does seem smart and this other guy had this idea about dredge and fill i think he called it

    they do it in florida

    where when the go into develop land they dredge a canal between rows of parcels and use the dredging to build up the parcels before they build

    everyone’s got a lil piece of waterfront if they do it right, at least there anyways

    sounds kinda nice but i worry about zika

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  188. ….dont forget the gators, either, hf

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  189. Looking forward to discussing the leftist federal judge that said it’s illegal for a state to pass a law saying that state must comply with federal law because that s federal jurisdiction or something…

    When did we decide that judges are kings?

    NJRob (3c9e5e)

  190. that’s a good point too especially if there’s gonna be little uns or beloved family pets scampering about

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  191. NJRob (3c9e5e) — 8/31/2017 @ 1:34 pm

    When did we decide that judges are kings?

    Maybe 1803. But it could be earlier. How far back does the power to punish contempt of court go?

    But they can only judge cases before them. Of course nowadays they make rulings in principle. And then they decide how far back the pprecedent applies.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  192. Correction to 201. Actually the start of Chapter 5 is on page 85 of McMaster’s book. I made a few other mistakes, like leaving out the word “from” before teh words “a 1990 book” and not closing the last italics.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  193. @153 Ben Burn

    Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

    2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

    3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

    4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

    5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

    6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

    Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  194. 209

    That’s what my bookie says, in different words of course.

    Ben burn (426255)

  195. The war on terrorism is not going well. The “deep state” in Pakistan is getting more powerful. (of course maybe China should be blamed – for taht and North Korea)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/world/asia/benazir-bhutto-assassination-court-ruling.html

    5 Suspects in Bhutto Assassination Are Cleared by Pakistani Court

    In a surprise development, a terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday acquitted five suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda militants in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and declared the former leader Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in the case, lawyers said.

    The release of the five militants was met with shock and disappointment by senior officials of Ms. Bhutto’s political party, the Pakistan Peoples Party, which called the court’s decision “a triumph of Taliban and Al Qaeda.”

    These people are relatively small fry. I don’t know enough to say whether or not these particular people were involved in that act of terrorism. But there was a cover-up.

    On Thursday, Judge Asghar imposed 17-year prison terms and heavy fines on two senior police officers: Saud Aziz, who was the Rawalpindi police chief at the time of the assassination, and Khurram Shahzad, a former superintendent of police. They were accused of negligence in the Bhutto killing.

    Mr. Aziz has been criticized for having the crime scene hosed down within hours of her death. A United Nations investigation, published in 2010, found that a senior army officer had ordered Mr. Aziz to clean up the scene. The report also said that the failure of the Pakistani authorities to effectively investigate the killing had been “deliberate” and that the investigation had been “severely hampered” by the country’s powerful intelligence agencies.

    Just months after Ms. Bhutto’s assassination, Mr. Musharraf blamed Baitullah Mehsud, a former leader of the Pakistani Taliban, for the killing. Investigators said Mr. Mehsud had provided the suicide bomber and arranged for the funds. In 2009, Mr. Mehsud was killed in an American drone strike.

    On Thursday, after the Bhutto defendants were cleared, senior officials of the Pakistan Peoples Party questioned the decision.

    “The court verdict is a shock for me,” said Senator Rehman Malik, a former interior minister who was a close aide to Ms. Bhutto. He said: “The militants have been exonerated despite the hard evidence. The entire forensic record is against them, along with their own confessions.”

    Trump is going to have to authorize military action in Pakistan – and a lot of it – if he hopes to win in Afghanistan.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  196. Ben Burn

    Is your bookie KJV or NIV?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

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