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I'm hanging in there, Gus. I may have posted this already, just can't remember, but since my borderline diabetes diagnosis I've lost about 25 pounds. But, to hell with it, I'm gonna put some back on this weekend. I need some damn BBQ ribs !!! Sorry to hear about your loss. The anger rising in people is real; not being able to see loved ones as they end life in this realm, not being able to have normal funeral services in person. So much heavy-handedness.
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Ummmmm . . . cleeks, Iggy? Cleeks? Duh hell you say!
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I have a Zoom meeting; hope to be back later tonight.
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KK, wassup !!! My President is killing my man, Jeff Sessions. Ease up, Mr. President, ease the hell up !!!
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I admit I may be guilty of overthinking the Strzok performance, and you'll likely say I'm overthinking this next point, too: Lisa Page. The easiest distraction possible with a female operator, manager, boss -- whatever -- is to claim a woman is something of a slut. There's something about the narrative surrounding these two, some of which they've sold to us, that makes me very suspicious of the narrative.
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Tom R, it was -- unsurprisingly -- damn good advice from Iggy. Both sides, it seems to me, have engaged in some stubborness. Indulging us, the majority, to endure a disruption to the flow of the board. It seems disrespectful. Damn the principle y'all are apparently defending, it smacks of disrespect to the board.
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Tell me more about this novella, narciso. I might have to make a drive downstate for a further convo.
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TK, that remains to be seen. I think you'll grant me the issue has not been decided -- has it? I'm very interested in y'all addressing a Peter Strzok question I have. I simply can't get over this act during his Congressional testimony. The skeptic in me says that was a total act. *No* one acts like that testifying before Congress. But if true, why would he put on such an act? If untrue, *why* would he put on such a display ???
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Leave it be, Tom R, just leave it be. I can't for the life of me figure out why both sides have not done so. Clarice and others have certain begged for y'all to do so.
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TK, those are points made by Brian Cates on Twitter that I agreed with. I still do. What didn't age well ??? You write as if we're no longer being forced to view through the glass darkly. We most definitely are. But wait -- you think perhaps our greatest DIA chief ever stumbled into an FBI interview unawares? And said, during that interview, "what a beautiful black sky" three separate times . . . because there was a beautiful black sky out in the middle of the day? Or, that he just happened to hire the swampiest law firm around to represent him? Hey, man, whatever floats your boat. Just curious, though: did y'all discuss this Lee Smith article in Tablet Magazine? https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/russiagate-obama-iran Flynn wasn't confused by anything, and he definitely baited them. You can take that to the bank.
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Clarice, I was certain your pistolas had already done the necessary damage. But these are some hardheaded boys, obviously.
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Tom R, yes I'm excited for the return of college football and yes I expect to see my Gators in Atlanta. Bama may be at the end of its run, or have already entered it. But Nick is hard to dismiss so he may surprise me. I think the West is wide open, the Vols are resurgent, the Dawgs start to drop and the Beasts of the East return to our rightful spot. As for TK, let me go check out what that rascal wants me to see.
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Y'all can't possibly still be doing this back and forth shiznit. I mean, damn!
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Iggy, you know I agree with you on all that. My point in chief is and always has been that we let the dogs loose on ourselves when we allowed a few POTUS's in the last century to rewrite our Constitution so that all these dogs had puppies with teeth and now with rabies. And fleas. And they are hungry, fleas and dogs both. And as true as that statement is, you could not get many people on the street to name the three or four POTUS's most egregious in that. Nor could they list the four or five Constitutional Amendments they used to make those puppies. Indeed you might find some number approaching half that like puppies, rabies, fleas and all. Posted by: Old Lurker | April 20, 2020 at 03:17 PM "you could not get many people on the street to name the three or four POTUS's most egregious in that" It could be, OL, that *you* might be the most egregious violator in that your point may need to be much more nuanced. Forgive me if this has been addressed but has the board discussed Attorney General Barr's Barbara K. Olson lecture from November 2019? If not, today would be a good day. Text: https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-19th-annual-barbara-k-olson-memorial-lecture Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeMwdtbPR6g I think it may be the greatest speech *ever* given by an Attorney General. I've said on here, I'm sure, that Congress is first among equals among the three branches. Barr persuasively makes the point this is far too expansive a generalization. On some issues, Congress is first. On many issues that matter, the Executive via the President is first, has no equal, and has plenary power. This is especially important in a time of national emergency. A plenary power, we all intuitively know, that has been seriously encroached upon in many ways by the Courts (e.g., immigration bans) *and* by Congress (the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for instance). Faith -- we have a competent President. Patience -- we have a competent Attorney General. Both are apex predators and the wrongdoers know it. There will be no blinking, they will do their job, both are the right men for this moment. Vigilance -- the maximum political moment appears to be approaching. Many things have not been as they appear because complex prosecutions demand "tell me everything, tell me everything right freaking now" people - including those on this board - are properly ignored. Time will tell if I'm correct and OL is quite impatient & quite wrong but . . . I think it's pretty clear I am. I'll say this; y'all had better hope I'm right.
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I do question the benign explanation, though. Rosenstein was McCabe's superior, so he wouldn't need subterfuge to shut McCabe down. Posted by: MJW | April 21, 2020 at 12:09 AM The timeline, MJW, the timeline. They had set up an Obstruction of Justice narrative, just as they had with Jeff Sessions, that the national press was all set to pimp. If someone can't see how this thwarted that Obstruction of Justice narrative, I don't know what to say. * * * This is a great point that never gets resolved. Everything that is coming out now reveals that everything was known then. Somebody in the DOJ could have stopped the chaos well before Mueller got involved. Posted by: Threadkiller | April 21, 2020 at 12:15 AM No, it isn't a great point. It totally ignores the wrongdoers controlling the narrative from within and subverting Trump's people. Why is this not clear? * * * The idea the smart move was to take it out of McCabe's hands and hand it to Mueller is preposterous. The smart move,and the ethical one, was to evaluate the claims and then strangle the little mutant in its crib not animate it for two years. Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | April 21, 2020 at 12:43 AM No, Iggy. How about giving these wrongdoers some credit? They aren't idiots and they set up a damn near fail-proof impeachment trap. They had a genius plan that played into the impatience well represented on this board. They know y'all better than you know yourself! *All* they needed was an Obstruction of Justice narrative and the dumb asses in Congress would have rolled with it. They didn't need Obstruction of Justice, mind you, they just needed the narrative attached to someone in the Trump Administration. The appointment of Mueller negated *all* of that stupid shiznit. And his appointment of angry Democrats negated any possible critique of the report. A report Jeff Sessions and any following attorney general knew, including apex predator William Barr, *they* would control -- not Mueller. As I think I've said, Trump is the master of "Back Atcha, Bitches!" and he has proven it. So is General Flynn, I suspect.
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And that's 40-45% of the electorate. Posted by: James D. | April 20, 2020 at 09:54 AM Thus the problem Trump is overcoming via his press conferences on this virus. As for OL's frustration, "tell me everything, tell me everything right freaking now" remains a losing proposition. Much better to frustrate us *and* the opposition then strike on your own terms for maximum political advantage. We have an optimistic Lion of a President and optimism is a huge weapon for him. We need to back him up, especially when he's dealing with these hyenas. * * * Sorry RG. You lost me years ago with your certainty that AG Sessions would fix the Bill of Rights problems, using what you promised were huge powers granted the IGs under the changes made to that law. I do admire your optimism in the face of so little support for it. Posted by: Old Lurker | April 20, 2020 at 10:12 AM OL, you recognize I haven't been proven wrong about the I.G. point -- correct? Horowitz did his job, and had to fight the Obama Administration to do so. The disappointment with his report results from ignorance of what that job is. If interviewees assert certain points that aren't obviously or provably incorrect, it's not the job of the I.G. to prosecute lies. Where provably incorrect assertions are made, referrals are appropriate. That's precisely what happened. Where other likely lies were encountered, Horowitz noted 17 significant errors and omissions re the FISA process. Durham will take it from there. Again, for emphasis, "tell me everything, tell me everything right freaking now" remains a losing proposition on ordinary prosecutions, to say nothing of complex prosecutions involving global wrongdoers and internal members of the deep state. As for Jeff Sessions, I remain a fan and make no apologies for that.
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Add that to the list of damages A-mom described last week when looking at how we reacted to this and what price we all were forced [] to pay because others of us "said to". Posted by: Old Lurker | April 20, 2020 at 08:47 AM Come on, OL, that's absurd. Buck up, jimmyk and James D. OL, people around the globe who matter, governmentally and in business, pay more attention to our politics than most Americans do. You think they don't see the game being played by Democrats? Really ??? Those folks know American elections really matter, especially now in the age of Trump. We're seeing all of the craziness *because* Trump is an existential threat. And they don't want to risk *further* pissing him off. Taiwan knows he's choking the hell out of the Chinese right now. So does Vietnam. All of Asia sees it. Including Idia. My point? Our reaction to this "event" has told them something far different from what you allege. He's calibrating his response, allowing the establishment health care pros show the nation they aren't worth a damn with these models nor their assumptions. So, he's outdoing the leftwing by taking advantage of this crisis. The re-set is upon us, and Trump has yet to really show his hand but he's stage-managing the narrative. And he's magnificently making the Democrats *and* the globalists show their hand. Isn't he?
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Jordan, Jordan, Jordan. His acolytes will be out in full force yet again. ((( sigh ))) But I'm sure as hell going to watch it. Loved, loved, loved his amazing talent. * * * Thank goodness Germany is coming to its senses. * * * By the way, did y'all happen to catch the Hoover Institution UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE discussion hosted by Peter Robinson with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya ??? I thought it was outstanding and on point re all things CCP Virus study in Santa Clara County, California. https://youtu.be/k7v2F3usNVA
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I don't think Main Street is toast. The re-set that is surely going to be institutionalized will secure Main Street over Wall Street. Don't ask me how, but I'm quite confident of that.
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Henry, understand my predicament. Wifey is the Dean of the biggest college at her university. She remains firmly on the left. She *fears* this virus and is deeply concerned I'll bring it home. I have to balance things. Her crazy fear is real. But I have certain limits. Also, non-Floridians don't quite understand the immense distances in Florida and Tallahassee's unique geographical position. Tallahassee is extremely close to the Gulf (from my house, about 16 air miles) but there is no beach for miles and miles (~53). Though I've lived here more than 30 years, I still consider Jax home. That may be a Southern thing, I don't know. But Jax is 160 miles away, the Beach 172 miles. Predicament or no predicament, I'm likely driving home sometime this week and walking my beach.
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OL: Lately, Kemosabe, lately !?!
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JiB, America's college towns are in a world of hurt. I suspect some truly destructive change is headed their way. Flagship institutions, such as ours in Gainesville, may be A.O.K., but many others have *serious* pain in their future. Perhaps even the flagships.
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Jim, remember this: months ago, people were wondering why was Nancy Pelosi waiting so long to move forward with an impeachment process many thought inevitable, though bogus. Does that not make one stop for a minute and go . . . hmmmmmmmmmmm ??? Then, Democrats in their debates studiously AVOID any mention of the virus. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . . I put *nothing* past these people.
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Well, I can't stay up to date on the board so I'm sorry if this is excessive flogging but I have to comment on it. TM: The idea that comparing this to a normal flu season makes sense was and remains silly. My man, pronouncing this means nothing. In fact, *it* is silly. You can't know the fact of the matter right now. You simply cannot. You can presume it, sure. But who gives a damn about that presumption. Bully for you, it's silly. So we're now at silly vs silly while the economy has suffered an orchestrated kill shot. You will *never* convice me this wasn't an orchestrated kill shot. Thank God Donald Trump is President. I doubt any other Republican politician could have navigated this and a Democrat would have made it far, far worse. * * * I'm glad to see this assertion by TM generated much blowback here. Such as: A whole lot of people, have advocated reasonable caution [note; self immolation ≠ reasonable caution] until we got better numbers. Well, we're starting to get them and it looks more and more like the hair-on-fire, suspend-the-Constitution, lock-the-cell-block-down-screws contingent had us destroy the economy for nothing or very very little. And the worst of it is, if you press the "experts" they can't even say that we saved any lives. THAT is silly. Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | April 18, 2020 at 11:06 AM You damn skippy, Iggy, you damn skippy !!!
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Its Ahia, unless you live up north like CH and Maryrose. Posted by: Buckeye | April 16, 2020 at 07:13 PM This is interesting to me, as I definitely consider Cincinnati an "Up South" city. So . . . pronounced something like this: Ah-hi-uh. Yes, or no ??? * * * MM, you can do better than your 7:31. Posted by: Old Lurker | April 16, 2020 at 07:45 PM She was exactly right. They gifted him with a club and he's beating the shiznit outta them with it. * * * And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | April 16, 2020 at 11:36 PM Thanks, Iggy. Still supremely applicable today. And . . . that avatar, man, that avatar!
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