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Tough week. Tough, tough week.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Brexit: Endgame! at JustOneMinute
The news of Pagar saddens me greatly. May he rest in eternal peace until one with the Father. But the news of Frau hits especially hard. * * * RIP, frau. She was always one of my favorites here. Great sense of fun and humor to go with a sharp mind. Posted by: jimmyk | March 12, 2019 at 11:26 AM Agreed. I very much wanted to personally meet her and thank her for her kindness after my mother's death. Godspeed to you, Frau Ridder. * * * There were so many times that I would be clubbing the PITZER PUSSY about the head neck legs and ass, and there would be FRAU, coming off the TOP ROPE with the FLYING HEAD SCISSORS..... FOR THE WIN!!! Posted by: GUS | March 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM A classic comment from GUS . . . and right on the money. * * * This is the saddest week I can remember at JOM, but I am also 100% convinced that all three of these marvelous people who have gone to their reward would want us to carry on just as we have always done and not be gloomy. They were all happy warriors in their own way. Posted by: Porchlight | March 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM Yep, yep. But I just can't read any more tonight.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Run Beto Run! at JustOneMinute
Dave, thanks for that corrective about daddy's Peanuts thread. I don't know how I missed locating it but I sure as hell did.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
A mournful song for daddy, from my more "progressive" days. Sweet Honey in the Rock; Oh Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD0bAYXGaTc Good night, all.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
I have to resist the urge to tweak this response further while blinking through a tear or three. * * * I think I might have wanted to meet him more than anyone I hadn't. Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | March 05, 2019 at 07:59 PM Agreed, although there's some seriously strong competition here. Only 64; my goodness. You know, I dreamed of one day soon -- meaning, in the next five years or so -- visiting him in Alaska. Jane, having personally met you, I feel I've at least vicariously visited with him through you. So, here's a RattlerGator salute to our friend who shared so much with us and made me marvel at his skill on more than a few occasions. His wit, too. On June 25, 2016 I copied and saved his beautiful thread on a certain form of principled stupidity we're *still* dealing with on this side of the political aisle. His contribution, relevant text beautifully linked to images from the Peanuts comic strip, have disappeared from this website it appears -- making me quite pleased that I saved it to my computer. He titled it thusly: It’s The Great Pumpkin George Will! Images accompanied the text, of course, and he repeatedly amazed me with his ability to find images that fit his point, married up with the text. Even with those likely copyright protected images, he's still golden. daddy: We all knew the GOPe was Charlie Brown trying to kick the Football, but who knew that George Will was Linus in the worlds most sincere Pumpkin Patch? daddy: The 10:41 George Will link above reminded me of something George Will wrote 3 months ago damning the Republicans for "Insincerity" in refusing to consider Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland. http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-03-20/george-will-gops-blocking-court-pick-indefensible.html [snip to the end] George Will Linus: You Just wait till next Election, Charlie Brown, you Just wait! I'll find the most Sincere Candidate for President in the whole world, and he'll nominate the most Sincere Supreme Court Judges in the whole world, and he'll do it right here in my Sincere Pumpkin Patch! The next and closing frame then had an image of Charlie Brown looking at Linus with text stating, "I've done a lot of stupid things in my life, too." -- Posted by: daddy | June 25, 2016 at 07:50 AM * * * Ha !!! I ask you, how perfect was that? Go Tar Heels !!! We will miss you, miss you, miss you my brother. I have to drive to South Florida tomorrow. Otherwise, I'd linger and reminisce some more. I feel this loss just that much.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
I suspect this is somewhat on point with the original topic of TM's post. For those of us who hover around the creative world, and those of us intensely concerned about the culture war that *must* be won, this 18 minute 20 second video from that enterprising Gator, Bill Whittle, addresses the profound moment we find ourselves in *and* helps to explain why I'm so positive and confident about our American future: THE POP CULTURE EQUALIZER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3tXoz_lDOU By the way, some FSU Film School students visited my home yesterday and plan to use it for a "short" they will be shooting over the next few weeks. We live in revolutionary times when it comes to media and I can't help but wonder what these 20-somethings think of this moment. Do they see the incredible possibilities or do they lament the end of what they likely see as a wonderfully grand era ???
RG, emanations and penumbras. Posted by: henry | February 27, 2019 at 06:49 PM They wouldn't dare.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2019 on Big Day at JustOneMinute
OL, the scheme doesn't go "live" (so to speak) until a total state count of 270 electors is reached. IMHO, they will clearly never get to 270; this is because it is just as clearly against the interest of any state that is even nominally Republican. It is ridiculous, however, that this is even being attempted and is another clear sign of just how badly our educational system -- especially our law schools -- has been corrupted by collectivists. * * * How is the EC thing unconstitutional? The Constitution is silent on how the EC vote is determined, as I recall. I think the winner take all by state has just evolved custom. Fortunately I think it’s just blue states that will go for this, and probably not enough to put it over the top. Posted by: jimmyk | February 27, 2019 at 05:56 PM HERE'S JUST ONE WAY HOW: Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution states that: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress ... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power." How is this not a compact that subverts the constitutional process of indirect election ??? This is not a small point or a technical issue. Remember, it took an *amendment* to allow DIRECT ELECTION of Senators -- and many people *still* look on that as a serious mistake that allowed for TREMENDOUS concentration of power in Washington, D.C. It is far, far more likely that the 17th Amendment allowing direct election of Senators will be repealed before this fraudulent scheme -- changing our current CONSTITUTIONAL process of INDIRECT ELECTION -- is ever allowed.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Big Day at JustOneMinute
I don't see how that electoral college bypass scam could hold up in court. Posted by: Extraneus | February 27, 2019 at 04:28 PM Neither do I. It has something of a Cafeteria Catholic mindset to it (if you know what I mean) and that won't fly in a constitutional republic with a set process for amendments. These upside down non-thinking people are acting (it seems to me) as if the electoral college is a statutory scheme. I highly doubt if a sovereign state can subvert the effect of an individuals vote by giving more credence to voters in all the *other* eligible locales *outside* of said state.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Big Day at JustOneMinute
The Cum Dumpster is more used to Treytor Gowdy fluffing him. Posted by: Captain Hate | February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM Look, it's lunchtime. I'm trying to eat my pizza dammit !!!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Big Day at JustOneMinute
Thanks, henry. And rse, she was such a phenomenal woman. Late into life she worked as a domestic for a fairly prominent Jacksonville / Orange Park blended family; white folks. Two attorneys, both Gators. The couple were blessed with twins, a boy and a girl, just as my mother began her job with them. Their mother was overwhelmed by the twins, and the boy initially had a physical issue that required tremendous attention but between the two women, they shepherded him back to good health. Both kids are now attorneys working in Jacksonville, both loved our mother as we did and both mourned her passing as much as we did. A God-fearing woman, she was a seemingly bottomless pit of love and caring. But she had a bite, and when she balled up her fist with her index finger knuckle protruding just bit, you knew your ass had better cease and desist immediately! What a chick, man, what a chick. What a chick, man, what a chick. I appreciate y'all allowing me room to reflect.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Brexit Fog at JustOneMinute
is he ever going to respond to the thoughtful (AND SOBER!) economics comments i had posted months ago or blow it off with an aw'man sorry. dude, i'm a gator! orange and blue. Posted by: rich | February 26, 2019 at 11:55 PM Now them thar be fightin' words, Brother Gator. They also be invitin' words. Link, please. We shall have some comment this here day on that there polemic! If I remember correctly, rich can be a latenight guy. Does anyone know what he's referencing or have an idea the week or the particular post by TM where the comment occurs ??? I usually don't shy away from an opportunity to talk some yang and I'm not about to start now.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Brexit Fog at JustOneMinute
Good morning! I'm going to try and hangout here today as much as I can for international reasons (might be some interesting stuff going on today), for national reasons (anybody seen Stepin Fetchit Jussie, lately?), for Florida reasons (legislative session starts next week) but also for personal reasons. Today is the birthday of my Georgia Peach; she would have completed her 86th year today. I had a professional videotape her funeral back in December 2017 and I only picked up my copy last week. Still can't watch it. So . . . my mind will be drifting through memories all day. What better way to snap back to the here and now than to engage with you beautiful folks (and you rascals, too). With that said, it's a beautiful day in creation and our President is making the most of it; let us do so as well as we rejoice and be glad in it.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Brexit Fog at JustOneMinute
Hey, Clarice! Dropped in later than I hoped tonight and am already sleepy. Back in the morning for a good dose of Just One Minute.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Brexit Fog at JustOneMinute
here in the Mid Atlantic Blue States and Counties. Posted by: Old Lurker | February 26, 2019 at 05:37 PM Mid-Atlantic? Ha !!! Y'all residents of the Up South need to quit perpetrating.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2019 on Brexit Fog at JustOneMinute
OL, when me and Jeff visit the Ledge there's gonna be hell to pay, bwah, HELL TO PAY !!! Gus, same to you my man. * * * I know I've missed quite a few discussions but it *is* the considered opinion here that our President is handling his business rather nicely . . . correct ???
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on Away We Go at JustOneMinute
Greetings to the rascally OL! * * * Re the Infantry being trained as a specialized force I also like the comparison to submariners in the navy. They were treated well because of their more hazardous duty. Posted by: jim nj | February 16, 2019 at 02:38 AM Agreed. * * * Trying to tax those gains (or allow deductions for those losses) year by year would be a nightmare, a disincentive to business in that a new and harsh tax system would need to be adhered to, and a general government asset grab (the kind conservatives particularly do not like). Posted by: hrtshpdbox | February 16, 2019 at 07:58 AM Hell of a discussion, hrtshpdbox. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on Away We Go at JustOneMinute
I do not understand why Manafort is in solitary confinement. Has his attorney filed any sort of protest? Is his life in danger so that he has to be kept by himself? Seems to me this is excessive. Posted by: MissMarple2 | February 15, 2019 at 07:59 PM He's there, MM, because [1] they probably fear a Seth Rich event happening to him, and [2] he's supposedly lying to protect the big, bad Russian Oleg Deripaska who is probably the key to all of the *real* Russian collusion. If Manafort has already flipped (and they are allowing the public show of inconsistent lying to help protect him), they need to keep him alive. At least until more money laundering cases, etc., are far enough along in the process for convictions to be likely. That's my 4D chess opinion.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on Away We Go at JustOneMinute
Good morning, rse. I so enjoyed our earlier breakfast.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on Away We Go at JustOneMinute
Good morning, friends. I'm back in Atlanta / Brookhaven still trying to help a friend with his California case. Hmmmm . . . I see I've missed an MM / OL dustup. I bet *that* was fun. * * * And TK, you never had any power. Posted by: Jane | February 15, 2019 at 07:58 PM I *love* feistiness in the morning, don't y'all ?!? I think I'll keep reading, but first . . . * * * (Re the ruse of Mueller interviewing for an FBI job he likely could not have) The white hat theory is that the FBI job story is part of the ruse and that he was there with Rosey and Trump discussing the pending special counsel investigation. Posted by: Extraneus | February 15, 2019 at 07:43 PM I'm wondering why my man Rocco is still so absolutely certain Mueller was interviewing to run the FBI? It just seems clearly illogical as all get out. It isn't the white hat theory so much as common sense, isn't it ???
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on Away We Go at JustOneMinute
Iggy, just curious: did you see evidence of that FBI investigation that might ensnare Soros' favorite Florida politican, Andrew Gillum? We casually dismiss so much on this board. Henry just a few weeks ago noted a Chicago development that somehow spoke volumes. Then. But not now. It can be just so absurd. Later, Gators.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on Build The Wall! at JustOneMinute
So, if he's able to build that wall henry in contravention of the Democrats -- and that civil service you appear to be so enamored with -- what say you? All hail the cartoon executive powers? Your comment gives me the same feeling I had after listening to Judge Sullivan dare to raise the issue of General Petraeus yesterday. That was an odd, odd statement. "wholly dependent of the civil service." That one may go in my hall of fame. Along with doom and gloom OL's assertion of a Presidency running off the rails. Are y'all sure y'all are on our side ??? * * * Duty calls. We buried our mother on this date last year; still coming to terms with that. Back for some more JOM juice tonight, hopefully
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on Build The Wall! at JustOneMinute
Ummmmm . . . "The President is wholly dependent of the civil service." Henry, please.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on Build The Wall! at JustOneMinute
And this overseer of the clown show somehow avoided multiple attempts to derail his candidacy, nomination and presidency -- successfully -- how precisely ??? Admittedly, this requires a certain amount of 4D chess logic on your part to believe such -- presuming you honestly believe it -- so help me on this score . . . how do you suspect he pulled that off ??? He's just the luckiest clown on the planet?
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on Build The Wall! at JustOneMinute
So . . . Trump is overseeing a clown show -- that's your position, henry ???
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on Build The Wall! at JustOneMinute