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Though it seems to be of little interest here, the episode last night on Game of Thrones was beta male inclusivity at its worst. Modernized check the block scriptwriting. Good grief.
Great quote, anonamom. Thanks!
R-G, I think I can speak for many "regulars" here. You are a classic. I'm pleased that your life if busy and you are your own self and full of positive vibes. Posted by: GUS | May 19, 2019 at 06:41 PM Thanks, Gus. I'm a truly lucky man, part of a long line of hard workers who have -- totally against the odds -- been able to keep their homestead undiminished. My pride is immense. I hired a drone guy to video the land last week and I was so blown away with the raw footage that I could never put it into words for you today. Like a little kid, I just kept staring at it, replaying it, admiring it. Now, I guess I'll kick back and see what kind of craziness Game of Thrones presents to me tonight. Jon Snow, King of the North. "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives." This had better mean something tonight (the House of Stark is triumphant) and Dany as the lone wolf has to exit stage left. My preferred theory: Jon Snow fully leaves his bastard existence behind, ascends as King of the 7 Kingdoms and fully becomes Aegon Targaryen but . . . renounces his position as head of the 7 Kingdoms, melts down the Iron Throne, and returns to Winterfell as King of the North, leaving each separate Kingdom to rule itself within a federation.
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Uh, oh. Brooks making it an interesting finish.
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Buckeye, I'll be too busy celebratin' and drankin' Extraneus, I've taken her measure in person and . . . Mama didn't raise no fool!
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I look up at the silenced TV and see that Dustin has cratered. I'd love to see those two guys develop quite a series of battles but that will have to wait.
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Jane, I'm perturbed. I haven't been following the board so I missed your comment but I do remember our conversation and I'm still quite intrigued. I am, however, totally geeked out by my work as administrator for our family estate. So much incredible potential, and I've allowed myself to dream. You know how dangerous that can be, I'm sure. I'm soliciting input, however, and being as responsible as I can be. A national outfit has told me our nearly 400 acres is incredible hunting ground. I will likely do a one-year contract with them next week. We have 80 acres set aside for farming that has been totally wasted over the last few years. I'm hoping the local Mennonite community might be able to partner with us. In my dreams I'd like for us to have an operating farm on the property that -- in part -- seeks to advance the cause of re-introducing more African Americans to farming. They have a local restaurant: https://www.southerncomfortfood.com/Yoders_Deitsch_Haus.htm As I said, so many incredible opportunities. It's consuming much of my time & mind. Especially trying to figure out how to navigate the family to a reasonable position where these acres can do more than merely pay the applicable taxes but generate a level of wealth for us.
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Wait . . . Koepka only has a 1-shot lead? What the hell happened !?!
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Great tweet to the guy listening to Free Bird, RG. (Someone posted it here the other day.) Posted by: Extraneus | May 14, 2019 at 09:21 AM Thanks, my friend. That's the True South I know and love. * * * Hey Rattler. Things are going better in D.C. I'm glad you've kept the faith. I have as well. Unfortunately, there is was no 4-D thingy. Keep riding that pony brother. Posted by: GUS | May 14, 2019 at 09:24 AM Gus, I'm going to truly enjoy that triumphant 4-D sippy sip with you out on The Ledge. Trump Vodka, perhaps, special delivery from Israel ??? * * * I'm giving up on trying to go back and read the old thread from earlier this week. I'll just get bogged down, I'm sure, and then pulled away. But, I have to ask: did y'all see this tweet the other day? When the Mueller report found No Collusion. Comey tweeted out a picture of him having Questions about the woods, clearly meaning the Woods Procedures. When the report was released, he replied with Answers, showing a picture of Hemlock seedlings, fruit of a poisonous tree. pic.twitter.com/AY5vIS3FPF— DawsonSField (@DawsonSField) May 18, 2019 Look at those two pictures in the Twitter post. That *does* logically explain the two weird posts Comey made. This disinformation campaign, if that's what it is, is driving me freaking crazy.
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Okay, let me see if I can wade through some comments from the other day without getting totally diverted today. Good morning, JOM! Good to see rse still fighting the good fight. I thought about you this morning, rse, while reading this piece at American Greatness: Roger Kimball, Notes on the Great Realignment https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/18/notes-on-the-great-realignment/ That led me to Talmon's link on Amazon for "Origins of Totalitarian Democracy" and this comment I found: Talmon explains that totalitarian democracy is an "integal part of the Western tradition." Presents the shift from the past trust in faith, time and custom to viewing that as "unnatural". The past "had to all be replaced by deliberately planned uniform patterns, which would be natural and rational." (3) Individual likes and attachments have no place. Creates a form of social determinism. The question is: allow freedom and immorality? or, Apply force to produce virtue? Schism. This is seen in property. Freedom in use of private property allows for greed. So those who require virture require control of property. (5) Makes a striking comparison between Christian religious effects and secular religious effects. The modern basis "is man's reason and will, and it's aim happiness on earth, achieved by social transformation. The point of reference is temporal, but the claims are absolute. . . Secular messianism has developed a fanatical resolve to make its doctrine rule absolutely and everywhere." (10) Hmmmmmmmmm . . . . Uh, oh. Wifey just returned from a convention in Birmingham. I can feel a honey-do list coming. Back later, come hell or high water.
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I'm feeling rather triumphant this morning, how about y'all? Is the ever-impatient Ledge feeling any less impatient this morning? I know, I know . . . still waiting on those perp walks, right? Well, time for a quick review of the prior thread comments and this one. I'm planning to hang out with JOM this morning after making it through my Mother's Day sorrow. We're getting closer and closer to total celebration time and President Trump continues to impress. And I mean *truly* impress.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm . . . check out the President's last two tweets as we lead into Easter weekend at 7:53 a.m. and 8:08 a.m. Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019 ...agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2019 Then read this: To sum up where we are at:Mueller report makes no dive into the the investigation.Mueller report instead follows the media narrative.Mueller report indicates what everyone had said behind Trump's back with his back against the wall.— Joestradamus IV 😺 (@Joestradamus91) April 19, 2019 Can you start to see the hidden purpose of Mueller now? Hmmmmmmmmm ??? At best, Clarice, Trump is a quick learner? No, at best he's a very stable genius. I'll say this also: those on this board doubting 4D, etc., also discount the very real probability that the best spies in the world -- the best PSYOP operators in the world -- are likely on Team Trump. If you see "America" when you read me write "Trump" you're much better off here. My personal hubris says General Flynn and Admiral Rogers likely would co-sign this opinion of mine.
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Good morning. The truly bodacious squall lines that were supposed to move through Tallahassee overnight didn't. But they are just a few miles away now. I'm going to settle in and do some JOM reading as the storm passes over. Hopefully I'll find The Ledge celebrating as the Trump Administration remains one step ahead of our bumbling & stumbling betters.
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According to Dowd, McGahn's assistant took copious notes of Trump's conversations and handed them over to Mueller. I assume that's where the quote comes from, and it's hard to imagine why she would have lied about that. Posted by: Extraneus | April 18, 2019 at 01:45 PM Extraneus, are you signing off on that quote with the understanding that Donald Trump wouldn't and couldn't possibly have foreknowledge he's swimming with sharks and tossing out chum ??? Come on, people. Give up the ghost. The Ledge should be kicking back today and imbibing. Generously. We have these suckers on the run, Barr took the winds out of their lying sails today, and our #VeryStableGenius is still smoking out who will get prosecuted the most as anti-money-laundering efforts force law firms and banks to make some difficult decisions. Isn't it clear there were multiple REPEATED attempts to bait multiple members of the Trump team into actions that could have been construed as collusion? Yet, they somehow didn't take the bait. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. You can bet your bottom dollar Trump knew what the deal was before he ever took the oath of office. So did Jeff Sessions (hello, again, OL). No one, IMHO, should believe that quoted Trump line was given -- even if accurately recorded -- in earnest. * * * Count me among the Olympic athletes, then. That quote rang my bullshit meter as well. Posted by: Porchlight | April 18, 2019 at 02:03 PM Yep, yep.
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Money, money, M.O.N.E.Y! Right you are, Iggy, but I feel Auburn earned the win. The called foul was correct, true enough, but the way the game was called combined with the moment . . . the boos in the arena weren't merely Auburn fans. Basketball fans don't want to see that. That said, UVa *also* earned the win. Congrats to Peter and all other fans of the Wahoos.
I'm behind in the discussions, naturally, but what the hell . . . . * * * Whatever her ed achievements, i'm sincere in my hope that AOC gets primaried out of Congress with the other DemoSocs. We need to tag and bag this nonsense early in its growth curve. Posted by: KevlarKid | April 03, 2019 at 09:54 AM * * * About time to do the same with the Soros and Steyer acolytes too. Posted by: Buckeye | April 03, 2019 at 10:20 AM This will be one of my focal concerns if I'm in fact able to move forward and engage the battle in the fashion I hope to do so. More later. * * * (re my confusion in the birther/standing/compact/electoral college thingy) Posted by: JM Hanes | April 03, 2019 at 11:28 AM Point taken, JMH. * * * I, unfortunately, have had a long running (two decades) blood clot issue. Under the advice of a specialist, I recently began a trial period (prompted by him and my general physician) off of my blood thinner and instead taking daily, full strength, aspirin. Yesterday afternoon/evening it became clear this has not worked. Intense pain in the same area of my prior deep vein thrombosis. I'm headed back in today to see if another clot has developed or an existing clot has worsened but I know this is probably my last attempt to come off of the blood thinner. I remain amazed just how much of a psychological letdown all of this is.
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And thanks, Jim, for explaining the situation with Gus for me. * * * fdcol63, I'll be calling you in the next week or so.
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Bad political and judicial news for the Democrats everywhere you turn. What a time to be alive!
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Why are we asking about Gus? What happened? * * * Perhaps RG, or maybe the Chi-Town voters were just smart enough to pick the shit sandwich, and leave the shit sandwich with shards of glass on the platter. Posted by: Buckeye | April 02, 2019 at 10:29 PM Well, I'm an eternal optimist and unapologetic sunshine pumper for my side. So, Buckeye, *that* take is also bad news for the Democrats. * * * Sorry, RG, but the birther court cases are perhaps some of the most relevant judicial rulings, when it comes to where in the electoral process anyone has the standing to bring an action, as well as the matter of who has jurisdiction at any specific point in the process. Those cases do, in fact, implicate some tricky sticky constitutional questions which will eventually need to be resolved -- and which may have to be resolved soon, if the push to ignore the electoral scheme gains traction. I said at the time, that the folks who just dismissed the birther cases out of hand, or thought they should be laughed out of court, were ignoring the very questions about standing that arise over and over and over again, when citizens attempt to push back against government intrusion. Don't let the b-word obscure your vision. Posted by: JM Hanes | April 02, 2019 at 11:08 PM I beg to differ. I think TK took my comment the wrong way and I made that imminently reasonable for him to do because I wasn't thinking about the birther stuff at all. I was thinking individual filing suit, state attorney general filing suit. No, those cases won't have anything similar in them at all and they are of no value at all IMHO.
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That mayor's race in Chicago strikes me as bad news for Democrats. Even in *that* city, they are sick and tired of the political class that machine has offered up. The gay woman in this contest between two black women just beat out -- by a large margin -- the woman who is president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. A woman who is a veteran politician and also runs the Cook County Democratic Party which happens to be the second-largest Democrat organization in Illinois. Yeah, that result is bad news for the Democrats.
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Forgive my earlier transgressions, TK. * * * If y'all have the time, this 2008 common sense concurring opinion from Justice Thomas (setting out a standard that Justice Gorsuch has now masterfully placed within a controlling opinion) is a worthy read. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-5439.ZC3.html Average Americans have grown weary over the ever more crazed efforts to one way or another banish the death penalty. Justice Thomas is doing his part in the broad effort to enforce a re-set back to normalcy in America. Our politics, our courts, our agencies. The American nation-state, first and foremost, taking guidance from *American* standards above all others.
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If a State amends its Constitution to direct its electors to vote the same as the the national popular vote, how is that not an expression of the voice of the State? Posted by: Threadkiller | April 02, 2019 at 06:58 PM The better question, TK, is how would such an action not be an unconstitutional act by a sovereign state in contravention of the negotiated electoral college scheme? The answer: it *would* be an unconstitutional act. There would be two sovereigns, state and federal, so when the Attorney General for Wyoming sues -- what do you think happens? It would be impossible to play the standing game. As for the birther stuff, damn all of this birther stuff; TK may not like to hear it but it doesn't rise to the same level and I don't think it has *any* bearing on this question at all. IMHO the Supreme Court is about to clean up a bunch of judicial overreach and crazy judicial interpretations in the coming two decades. These left wing people have had their day, that's why they've acted so crazily over Trump. It's over. It's all over. They can act out, they can act a fool, but it is over.
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I agree with TC that the Constitution states that the states choose the manner of selecting electors, but the only way in which they might run afoul of that Constitutional grant is to set up a de facto popular presidential vote. The purpose of the Electoral college was to ensure we didn't have exactly what pledging electors to the national popular vote creates. Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | April 02, 2019 at 04:19 PM It's too clever by half, Iggy, and not a close call at all. Look, Clarence Thomas’ hard-line originalism is ascendant on this Supreme Court. He is *the* most consequential Justice of our era and that is only likely to become more pronounced in the coming years. Take a look at this liberal scream from just this week: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/supreme-court-neil-gorsuch-eighth-amendment-death-penalty-torture.html TC may for the sake of argument here confidently confuse the electoral college compromise, the indirect election of President as a fundamental component of our checks and balances, and the negotiated dilution of big state votes being turned on its head in *favor* of big state voters -- but I sure as hell don't think an increasingly originalist United States Supreme Court will even come close to doing so. In fact, with Trump placing so many on the lower courts, I doubt if *they* will dare do so.
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pollyanna-ish
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I hate that I've become a pessimist and think he made a permanent stain on our country in the open hate and wildness that seem to be boiling up among young black people that won't be rectified for decades. Posted by: jjm | April 02, 2019 at 06:18 PM jjm, this is America. Keep the faith and don't believe the hype. That "open hate and wildness that seem to be boiling up among young black people" is a mile wide and an inch deep. It is, in my estimation, *easily* mitigated. Relatively speaking, of course. I'm not pollyanna- on this matter, but it isn't nearly the problem many believe.
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