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Thanks, everyone, for the congrats! "I've wondered for some time if Bush involvement is why W has so much to say about our "vulgar" president, after his eight years of silence." I don't know, but it's very disappointing that GW let Obama use him as a punching bag but can't restrain himself from criticizing a Republican president.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2018 on Gone Fishin' at JustOneMinute
I still thank God that Gore wasn't president on 9/11. At the time, Bush beating Gore felt like a victory against the entrenched state, and GW seemed to irritate his Dad in a good way pretty often. I think GW behaved admirably during 9/11, and I liked his chutzpah engineering the successful surge in Iraq right after disastrous midterms. Also, I lived in Florida during Jeb's governorship, and he was an able conservative administrator. But now, just as with so much else during this Age of Trump, I look at the Bushes differently.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2018 on Gone Fishin' at JustOneMinute
Rebecca and my son-in-law John; absolutely everything about the ceremony and celebrations was almost magically perfect.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2018 on Gone Fishin' at JustOneMinute
Hi, JOM'ers, it's been a while since I've checked in. My daughter was married last weekend, and to a terrific guy; they're both in Italy now doing a whirlwind tour that resembles the one Mrs. Hrt and I took 30 years ago - except they're doing it up first-class whereas we used Fodor's "Italy on 10 Dollars a Day" as our bible. I've retired and applied for Social Security. Now the fun begins (I don't have the allegedly requisite million dollars one needs to retire, and I'm spectacularly unconcerned). So, a question. When I saw how early Halper started snooping, and read that he was a long-time Bush family confidante, I must admit I immediately thought Jeb could have had something to do with Halper's entrance into the game. Which would be the last straw, for me, in terms of my dwindling regard for Jeb. Has anyone else opined that Jeb (and probably Marco) may have helped get Mueller started?
Toggle Commented May 28, 2018 on Gone Fishin' at JustOneMinute
God bless Donald Trump for pardoning Scooter Libby.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2018 on "Thorny" First Amendment Issues at JustOneMinute
To suggest that the raid on Mr. Cohen is somehow payback by Mr. Trump for Mr. Cohen trying to cover up a fling with Ms. Clifford.. I'd thought that had been presented here as a joke, even if the original writer somewhere else was serious about it; why would Cohen even have an affair with her, let alone vice versa? The raid was to confiscate every bit of everything that Cohen had re: Trump and place it in the hands of another prosecutor.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2018 on That Went Well at JustOneMinute
Gosh, that James Comey fella is sure one crazy ball of evil - he's out-Hoover'ed Hoover. Last time I was on, the day Tillerson was fired, I responded to Appalled's contention that Trump was proving he's the Siberian candidate by predicting that Trump would henceforth actually be tougher on Russia with Tillerson gone. I think I was right on that one, but I ruined it on the same day with the prediction that Saccone would beat Lamb by 4 points. So, 1 for 2, and here's the rubber prediction - we will not respond militarily to the Syrian gassing, and it will not be perceived as a sign of weakness. Rewriting the rules, as Trump does, he'll use the incident to ramp up pressure on Putin while promising MOAR (the mother of all responses), what he would have done this time to the 10th power, if Trump is displeased with any freakin' thing going forward. Or MOARL (the mother of all red lines).
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2018 on That Went Well at JustOneMinute
So I predict that Saccone beats Lamb by 4 points, and is never behind as the results come in.
If Trump did not act like he wants so badly to be a toady for Putin, people would stop suspecting he's a Siberian Candidate. I'm thinking the opposite is true; Trump could be planning on a tougher-on-Russia approach, and Tillerson would've been a drag on that. If I'm right, watch coming statements supporting Theresa May's ire at Russia, and Pompeo's (and the new CIA chief's) statements about Russia. What if Trump doesn't want/need Putin's input on how to handle the NoKo summit, and is just tiring of Putin generally? That's gonna be my guess, it's all about Russia but in a way that Putin isn't at all pleased with.
Here's my vaguely non sequitur anecdote about post-WWII Nazi activity. I went to Bora Bora in 1977, and rented a fishing boat complete with captain and crew to take us around the island in expectations of catching some great fish (we caught none). The captain, a pudgy German fellow, revealed to me that he was SS during the war, and actually said that he was "just following orders". He was a nice enough guy.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2018 on Power Us Up! at JustOneMinute
Just now watching the White House briefing, and infuriating jerk Shep cuts it off to inform us that Sarah is lying about gun control measures. What does it take to get this punk fired??
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2018 on Power Us Up! at JustOneMinute
Maybe it's that good posts get duplicated for emphasis Sounds good to me, MM ;)
Funny; the other day I posted and it never showed up, tonight a post gets double exposure.
The MSM is going to be beside themselves trying to edit out the South Korean leader's "Trump deserves the credit" comments at the beginning of the meeting announcement tonight. The first meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader since the Korean war. And NoKo gets to get eyeballed by Trump, who won't be there to mess around and who knows bs when he sees/smells it. This could be the start of a real and historic solution to the NoKo problem; at the very least, it's a lot further towards one than we've seen in the last 25 years.
The MSM is going to be beside themselves trying to edit out the South Korean leader's "Trump deserves the credit" comments at the beginning of the meeting announcement tonight. The first meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader since the Korean war. And NoKo gets to get eyeballed by Trump, who won't be there to mess around and who knows bs when he sees/smells it. This could be the start of a real and historic solution to the NoKo problem; at the very least, it's a lot further towards one than we've seen in the last 25 years.
If China cooperates with the U.S. on North Korea because they fear tariffs, and if North Korea decides to join the human race because of our sanctions and their reliance on China, then it's time to get engineers out to Mt. Rushmore to start drawing up plans.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on On To The House! at JustOneMinute
It doesn't follow that one side in a vast political and moral battle isn't more in line with what God wants than another side. I agree with that, jimmyk, and prayer is a good thing for all sorts of reasons. We want to believe that what we think is good and right is also viewed by the Lord as good and right; alas, people on the left believe that too (the few on that side who pray, anyway).
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on On To The House! at JustOneMinute
hrtshpdbox, Well, you can think what you want. I know what I believe. So nice of you to come here to tell us that prayers are ineffective. Not "nice" of me, MM, just accurate. People who prayed for Hillary, or Mittens, or any other loser, found their prayers to be ineffective. Which is why it's always an eye-roller, for me, when an athlete credits their win to their prayers - the other team prayed too.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on On To The House! at JustOneMinute
I truly believe God answered our prayers and gave us one more chance. I'm sure lots of people prayed for Hillary, too; it's like the winning QB crediting God for a big game's win - the losers also thought they had God on their side. Now, maybe, God just gave us a break despite all the competing prayers.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Mumbling Truth To Power at JustOneMinute
weired is weird, everyone has the occasional oddd typo.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Mumbling Truth To Power at JustOneMinute
anonamom, I hadn't even noticed that but you're right, it's weired. TK, lol.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Mumbling Truth To Power at JustOneMinute
On posting: I just pop in and say whatever, and sleep well at night. If it's a short thread (less than, say, 200 posts) I'll usually read it all, but I'm not going to go back and see what people were talking about in the prior thread. But I'm from New York. I saw Three Bridges and thought it was terrific. I didn't see any of the others (though mrs. hrt disagrees and says I saw Get Out), but I can't see Three Bridges being bested by a monster love story, which won. It was great to see Gary Oldman win; he's a conservative, for one thing. It bothers me, a lot, that Hope Hicks quit. I really hope it didn't have anything to do with Mueller's inquisition. GOP has eight days to figure out how to drag Rick Saccone over the finish line first in the Pennsylvania special election. If Trump could go to Georgia, he can go to Pennsylvania - it's important.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on Mumbling Truth To Power at JustOneMinute
Ignatz, the defendant was a woman accused of stealing (or being an accomplice in the theft of) six handguns from her family's closed-for-the-season Pennsylvania summer cabin, two years ago. A junkie, she and her junkie husband broke into the cabin, were confronted by a neighbor who'd called the defendant's Dad to get instructions to "run them off". The Dad contacted his wife, who stopped at the cabin and discovered the six guns missing and called police. Two of the guns turned up in Baltimore, where the junkie couple "lived" (in their car); one gun was found on on a murder victim, the other in an unrelated raid on a Baltimore heroin dealer. The Maryland police connected the guns to the serial numbers the mother had provided, and went to confront the husband (in jail for another charge), who refused to talk to them. They then found our defendant and tape-recorded their interview with her (she didn't take the stand at our trial). She initially claimed not to know anything about guns, saying that she and her husband had driven to the cabin to get out of the cold for a couple of days. The detectives convinced her to do her civic duty and come clean, and she admitted that after leaving the cabin and on the road back to Baltimore, her husband had shown her two guns he'd taken from the cabin, that he traded them for drugs in Baltimore and shot up the proceeds himself. She cried when told there was six guns stolen, as she concluded her parents had reported four guns stolen that they still had. She had three charges against her when the trial started. Burglary, which was dropped when the prosecutor's own witness, the mother, said that her daughter was always welcome to the family cabin (and that was a prosecution witness). Conspiracy, which was dropped (I guess) because the burglary thing didn't pan out. And "unlawful taking (firearms)". There were all sorts of indications that it was the husband, not the defendant, who actually took the guns, but in her credible (to me) interview, she admitted seeing those two guns in the car, making her an accomplice. Those two guns, but she was charged with six guns. The other four have never shown up. We heard in the courtroom from the Dad, the Mom, and the neighbor - I didn't like them any more than I liked the defendant, maybe less. I didn't like the prosecutor either, who for some reason trying to throw the book at a junkie for something that happened two years ago and over which she very likely had little control. The defendant's public defender might as well have been on the DA's payroll. The jury didn't care about my contention that there was more than reasonable doubt that the defendant was an accomplice to stealing six guns. They just figured she was guilty of something, and that was good enough. I got frustrated pretty quickly, and went along lest we'd be there for several days arguing. The defendant is in jail now, and (being the bleeding heart that I apparently am) I can't see how that does anyone any particular good.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2018 on Saturday Morning at JustOneMinute
Hi, JOM. Random thoughts. -The Obama Push against Trump was and is primarily due to their (correct) belief that Trump would be too pro-Israel for their tastes. Fusion GPS and Mueller - it's all about Israel. - The reason there can never be rational middle-ground solutions to gun violence is that the left can never stop themselves from going full retard anti-2d Amendment. - I've only read about it, and haven't seen clips yet (if they exist), but it sounds like Trump crushed it at the Gridiron. He's winning, and his 3-D Electronic Battleship skills remain intact. On a personal note, I was a juror a few weeks back in a criminal case, the jury vote was 11-1 with (naturally) myself the single not guilty vote, and I folded quickly. Every day now I think about how I could and should have tried to flip everyone; it probably wasn't going to be possible, but I didn't really try. It almost feels like it's me who's going to jail.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2018 on Saturday Morning at JustOneMinute
Pro bono attorneys are usually out for the publicity, jimmyk; still better than a guilty plea.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2018 on Liberal Fascism at JustOneMinute