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  • Sunday Sports Spectacular and Sunday Open Thread!

    by Deplorable Barbarian ( 116 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at December 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    My weekly thread has “evolved” – No more pigskin reference in the title.  Because NFL is done.

    The news coming out of the NFL this week has me convinced that somewhere in a safe in Roger Goodell’s office, he has naked pictures of a majority of the NFL owners.  How in Hades do you renew the contract, with bonuses and perks, of the man singularly HATED by the fans and who has presided over the destruction of the very league he governs?  Word is, of course, that Goodell will do whatever the owners want – unlike Rozelle and Tagliabue – so they’re happy to keep him around.  I can’t wait for the day when they ask him to bark like a dog at a press conference.

    If that’s not bad enough, apparently the NFL is going to pay “shakedown money” to those SJW players taking a knee – to the tune of $100,000,000 over several years.  SOME of it is going to the United Negro College Fund, but the majority is going to groups like Black Lives Matter, not the “official” BLM mind you  – but their more mainstream named subgroups.  How much, may I ask, has the NFL given to organizations supporting the families of the police officers that have been murdered by Krapperdick’s new best friends?  So for this they will no longer disrespect the anthem?  The fans aren’t dumb, NFL, and this is the ultimate insult to their intelligence.  Oh, and good luck getting public funding for future stadiums.

    Speaking of Krapperdick (who STILL hasn’t gotten a gig in the NFL despite his preening attorney’s claim a month ago that he would be “hired within the next 10 days”), Rishard (not a misspelling) Matthews is taking advantage of today’s “wear whatever cleats you want” celebration to wear cleats in support of the Krapper.  Fine, it’s his right.  But he couldn’t leave it at that.  He said “He has paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring true everyday issues to light.”  What the EFF?  Are you kidding me?  He’s paid NO price, you effing dickhead.  He walked away from a $15,000,000 contract because he didn’t want to sit on a bench and he was stupid enough to think another team would snap him up.  I would also point out – again – that as bad as the 49ers are right now, NO ONE is asking him to come back.

    And as far as “ultimate sacrifice” you jerk, may I recommend traveling east.  To Arlington National Cemetery.  THAT is the Ultimate Sacrifice for a cause.

    Playing on turf:

    Vikings @Falcons
    Lions @ Ravens
    Patriots @ Bills
    Bay Area Asswipes @ Bears
    Buccaneers @ Packers
    Colts @ Jaguars
    Broncos @ Dolphins
    Chiefs @ Jets
    Texans @ Titans (where I hope somone “stomps” his special cleats)
    Browns @ Chargers
    Panthers @ Saints
    Rams @ Cardinals
    Giants @ Raiders
    Eagles @ Seattle

    Monday’s game
    Steelers @ Bengals

    Playing on ice:

    Kings @ Blackhawks
    Senators @ Jets
    Coyotes @ Golden Knights (aka Arizona @ Vegas…..not natural)
    Stars @ Avalanche

    Playing on links:

    Depending how you feel about it, Tiger Woods returned to the PGA tour this week for the Hero World Challenge and is currently tied for 10th, which means he most certainly made the cut for the final round today.  I’ve always liked watching Tiger play.  It’s his horndog antics off the course that turned me off.  Of course, as we learned this week, Matt Lauer makes him look like a rank amateur in that department.

    Shaddup, NBA.

    And as always, it’s your Sunday open thread.  Still mourning Auburn’s loss myself.  Predictable it was, but still is an ‘ouch’.

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    116 Responses to “Sunday Sports Spectacular and Sunday Open Thread!”
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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | December 3, 2017 12:01 pm

      NFL giving extortion money to the BLMs?

      yeah, i’m really done.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | December 3, 2017 12:02 pm

      tiger literally saved golf. he pulled off what jack and arnie did in the 60’s. he expanded the market and made the payouts go sky high.

      the tour needs tiger more than he needs them


    3. RIX
      3 | December 3, 2017 12:28 pm

      The NFL is still playing football?


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | December 3, 2017 12:28 pm

      RIX wrote:

      The NFL is still playing football?

      given the state of play over the past 5 years, i would say no. not really.


    5. Deplorable Bumr50
      5 | December 3, 2017 1:30 pm

      This is SO DETROIT!!!!

      Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, has failed partial implosion

      http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/12/03/pontiac-silverdome-former-home-detroit-lions-has-failed-partial-implosion.html


    6. Daffy Duck
      6 | December 3, 2017 1:57 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Silver do me stands strong, meanwhile the Lions will get demolished in Baltimore, instead.


    7. RIX
      7 | December 3, 2017 3:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      The NFL is still playing football?

      given the state of play over the past 5 years, i would say no. not really.

      I am really beyond caring now what they do. The players and that goofy Goodell have made it clear that
      I am held in disdain. The NFL thugs can now go ef themselves.


    8. 8 | December 3, 2017 3:27 pm

      @ RIX:
      I don’t understand how they can keep doubling down on this idiocy when stadiums are half full and ratings keep tanking.


    9. Daffy Duck
      9 | December 3, 2017 3:33 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Because the agenda, and the advancement of the agenda (the revolution, to destroy Western culture) is more important than money.

      If they win, they money can be recouped – by further theft of your labor, via taxation.


    10. AZfederalist
      10 | December 3, 2017 4:29 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      This is SO DETROIT!!!!

      Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, has failed partial implosion

      http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/12/03/pontiac-silverdome-former-home-detroit-lions-has-failed-partial-implosion.html

      Shouldn’t have left that wiring unguarded overnight. Copper is probably being sold as we speak


    11. coldwarrior
    12. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      12 | December 3, 2017 4:52 pm

      I’ve said it before, the left will sacrifice anyone and any number to advance the agenda. Look at the sex scandals. They don’t care how many of their own go down if they can meet their end game, whatever that might be.


    13. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    14. coldwarrior
      14 | December 3, 2017 4:59 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      those are the immigrants who ‘get it’

      work hard and advance. i know tons of indian and nigerians, they bust their asses daily.

      they dont buy into identity politics and there is no outcomes based education in their houses.


    15. coldwarrior
      15 | December 3, 2017 5:01 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Shouldn’t have left that wiring unguarded overnight. Copper is probably being sold as we speak

      those arent copper thieves, those are free-form electricians!


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | December 3, 2017 5:04 pm

      ummmm….

      possum breaks into liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk.

      someone has some ‘splainin to do.


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | December 3, 2017 5:06 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      ummmm….

      possum breaks into liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk.

      someone has some ‘splainin to do.

      oh wait, that’s an o’possum. must be one of his irish relatives.

      😆


    18. coldwarrior
      18 | December 3, 2017 5:07 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      “A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it,” Pettis told the Daily News. “Assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked over her and she definitely wasn’t fully acting normal.”

      Pettis said the animal appeared disoriented, was excessively salivating and appeared to be pale.

      It did not, however, appear to be hung over

      , she said.

      😆

      how does one tell if a possum is hungover?


    19. coldwarrior
      19 | December 3, 2017 5:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      how does one tell if a possum is hungover?

      he eats massive amounts of sausage rolls and crisps and lucozade….


    20. coldwarrior
      20 | December 3, 2017 5:14 pm

      Thousands of fans are trying to resell their tickets to the sold-out game Sunday against the Detroit Lions at 71,000-seat M&T Bank Stadium via Ticketmaster, the team’s official resale outlet, or StubHub. Seats were available this week in almost every section; an $80 ticket for an upper end zone seat could be had for as little as $29.

      and here ya have it.


    21. RIX
      21 | December 3, 2017 5:22 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      how does one tell if a possum is hungover?

      he eats massive amounts of sausage rolls and crisps and lucozade….

      He wasn’t driving, was he?


    22. eaglesoars
      22 | December 3, 2017 5:23 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Daffy Duck:

      its all right here

      http://www.blogmocracy.com/2013/12/02/sports-the-american-male-and-recombinating-dna/

      this is one of the reasons I’ve been saying that a lot (not all) of the Never Trump male cohort is comprised of beta males who are screaming like howler monkeys on meth about an unabashedly alpha male Trump. The ‘unabashedly’ part is important. THEY couldn’t engage in locker talk if you gave them a script because they have no clue


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | December 3, 2017 5:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      this is one of the reasons I’ve been saying that a lot (not all) of the Never Trump male cohort is comprised of beta males who are screaming like howler monkeys on meth about an unabashedly alpha male Trump. The ‘unabashedly’ part is important. THEY couldn’t engage in locker talk if you gave them a script because they have no clue

      bill krystol, et al.


    24. coldwarrior
      24 | December 3, 2017 5:31 pm

      RIX wrote:

      He wasn’t driving, was he?

      cant reach the pedals


    25. RIX
      25 | December 3, 2017 5:33 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/nfl-hell-empty-seats-plague-games-stubhub-center-university-phoenix-stadium-photos/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Lots of empty seats today in L.A, Phoenix, and Cleveland. The NFL is the dumbest business model in the
      country. We love football and it’s almost impossible to fail, but they are threading the needle.


    26. coldwarrior
      26 | December 3, 2017 5:39 pm

      @ RIX:

      the buckeyes DID NOT make the playoffs. and that is the right choice, ‘Bama is in


    27. coldwarrior
      27 | December 3, 2017 5:40 pm

      In all honestly, Ohio State should have been disqualified from consideration for that dreadful 55-24 loss against Iowa. If that was the only loss this season, the committee would in all likelihood have been willing to overlook it. Clemson has a bad loss, too, but the Tigers have so many quality wins and an ACC championship that it hardly mattered. If Ohio State only had one loss, I firmly believe the Buckeyes would be in today.

      But there is no scrubbing away the performance we saw from a supposed top-4 team at Iowa. This is not remotely similar to Alabama’s loss, or even Clemson’s loss to Syracuse. Ohio State had its full complement of players and got boat raced. The committee had every right to hold that against them. In this case, the Big Ten conference championship shouldn’t have been used as the trump card to end the argument.

      Placed in a vacuum, without names or conferences attached to these schools, Alabama had the better strength of record. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the average Top 25 team would only have a 9 percent chance of going 11-1 against Alabama’s schedule. Accordingly, the average Top 25 team would have a 14 percent chance to go 11-2 against Ohio State’s schedule.

      Alabama also beat its opponents more decisively and spent all season ranked in the top two until its final loss to Auburn.


    28. coldwarrior
      28 | December 3, 2017 5:42 pm

      No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma

      No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson

      oh man, that is gonna be great!


    29. RIX
      29 | December 3, 2017 5:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      the buckeyes DID NOT make the playoffs. and that is the right choice, ‘Bama is in

      Interesting, the Conference Championship did not trump their two losses. Alabama is the right call.


    30. rain of lead
      30 | December 3, 2017 5:53 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      dats some good football right dere


    31. RIX
      31 | December 3, 2017 5:55 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      He wasn’t driving, was he?

      cant reach the pedals

      http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/toonces-the-cat/3505887?snl=1
      Toonces can drive.


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | December 3, 2017 6:01 pm

      Western Penna, already booming, is about to explode. I THINK this is based around/near Monaca (is that Beaver County?)

      Grow with Shell: Job Opportunities at Pennsylvania Chemicals

      http://www.shell.us/about-us/projects-and-locations/pennsylvania-chemicals-project/promoting-local-opportunities.html#vanity-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGVsbC51cy9wYWpvYnM


    33. coldwarrior
      33 | December 3, 2017 6:05 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Yep…that’s real close to where I’m sitting.


    34. coldwarrior
      34 | December 3, 2017 6:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Rain and I were discussing that last night


    35. Deplorable Bumr50
      35 | December 3, 2017 6:08 pm

      Aetna agrees to $69 billion sale to CVS Health

      Aetna’s board of directors approved on Sunday the U.S. health insurer’s sale to drugstore chain operator CVS Health for approximately $207 per share in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter.

      The $69 billion deal will be this year’s largest corporate acquisition. It will combine one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and pharmacy operators with one of its oldest health insurers, whose far-reaching business ranges from employer healthcare to government plans nationwide.

      According to the agreed terms, Aetna shareholders stand to receive $145 per share in cash and 0.8378 CVS Health shares for each Aetna share, the sources said. The companies will announce the deal later on Sunday, the four sources added.

      Aetna shareholders will own about 22 percent of the combined company, while CVS shareholders will own the remainder, the sources said. Three Aetna directors, including Aetna’s Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini, will join CVS’s board of directors, the sources added.

      The sources requested not to be identified because the deal has not yet been announced. CVS and Aetna did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

      The deal comes as healthcare payers and pharmacies are responding to factors including the Affordable Care Act, rising drug prices and the threat of competition from online retailers such as Amazon.

      CVS plans to use its low-cost clinics to eventually save more than $1 billion per year on health care costs for Aetna’s roughly 23 million medical members, sources have said.

      https://nypost.com/2017/12/03/aetna-agrees-to-69-billion-sale-to-cvs-health/

      If I have to go to a CVS first when I feel ill or get injured, I’m going to go through the roof.


    36. AZfederalist
      36 | December 3, 2017 6:13 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      those arent copper thieves, those are free-form electricians!

      😆


    37. AZfederalist
      37 | December 3, 2017 6:15 pm

      RIX wrote:

      We love football and it’s almost impossible to fail, but they are threading the needle.

      “Here hold my beer and watch this”


    38. eaglesoars
      38 | December 3, 2017 6:16 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Rain and I were discussing that last night

      missed it. one of these cycles Pgh is going to go red and Philly and Pgh will no longer keep the state blue


    39. coldwarrior
      39 | December 3, 2017 6:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Allegheny county is the only dem co left this side of Harrisburg


    40. Deplorable Bumr50
      40 | December 3, 2017 6:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ coldwarrior:

      I see the progs getting more concentrated in Allegheny County as they become surrounded.

      Even within the county itself.

      https://theincline.com/2016/11/10/map-where-allegheny-county-voters-went-for-trump/


    41. eaglesoars
      41 | December 3, 2017 6:37 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      wow. I expected Mt. Lebanon to be blue but I also expected Upper St. Clair & Bethel Park to be blue. They’re not. That’s very cool.


    42. coldwarrior
      42 | December 3, 2017 6:43 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      If I have to go to a CVS first when I feel ill or get injured, I’m going to go through the roof.

      these are going to be like med-express places. fine for minor stuff that does not need to go to the ER


    43. lobo91
      43 | December 3, 2017 6:50 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      If I have to go to a CVS first when I feel ill or get injured, I’m going to go through the roof.

      these are going to be like med-express places. fine for minor stuff that does not need to go to the ER

      WalMart already has those


    44. Deplorable Bumr50
      44 | December 3, 2017 6:53 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      My Ward up in Shaler went 235-200 Trump.

      I use that map when my wife says her vote doesn’t matter.


    45. Deplorable Bumr50
      45 | December 3, 2017 7:04 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I know, I just don’t like CVS. I hope I have options as to which clinic I can go to.

      I never go to the ER unless there’s an E.


    46. eaglesoars
      46 | December 3, 2017 7:12 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      are there Walgreens around there? I use Rite Aid and Walgreens just bought them. I did use Rite Aid for my vacs but they also offered other svcs.


    47. Deplorable Bumr50
      47 | December 3, 2017 7:14 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Huh. We still have both.

      Are they keeping the brand or are all Rite Aids’s becoming Walgreens?

      That doesn’t leave much pharmacy competition.


    48. eaglesoars
      48 | December 3, 2017 7:19 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Are they keeping the brand or are all Rite Aids’s becoming Walgreens?

      I think it’s going all ‘Walgreens’.


    49. Deplorable Bumr50
      49 | December 3, 2017 7:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Looks like the deal was for less than half of Rite Aid’s stores.

      I don’t know if any of our local stores are affected, but I can honestly say the volume of Rite Aids around me is ridiculous.


    50. eaglesoars
      50 | December 3, 2017 7:27 pm

      A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly-behaved grandson. He has his hands full with the child screaming for candy, cookies, all sorts of things.

      The grandpa is saying in a controlled voice: “Easy,Pete, we won’t be long-easy, boy.” The boy has another outburst and she hears the grandpa calmly say: “It’s okay, Pete. Just a couple more minutes and we’ll be out of here. Hang in there, son.” At the checkout the little horror is throwing items out of the shopping cart. Grandpa says again in a controlled voice, “Pete, Pete, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes, stay cool, Pete.” Very impressed, she goes outside to where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She says: “It’s none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. Pete is very lucky to have you as his grandpa.” “Thanks,” says the grandpa, “but I am Pete. This little bastard’s name is Kevin.”


    51. RIX
      51 | December 3, 2017 7:27 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      We love football and it’s almost impossible to fail, but they are threading the needle.

      “Here hold my beer and watch this”

      Ya got another beer ?


    52. eaglesoars
      52 | December 3, 2017 7:29 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Looks like the deal was for less than half of Rite Aid’s stores.

      I don’t think I’ve ever been inside a Walgreens. I like Rite-Aid, not fond of CVS pharmacy (but their cosmetics,skin care inventory is excellent). I had to yell at Rite-Aid pharmacy just once when they fucked up Bonnie’s seizure meds but I was ALWAYS arguing w/CVS pharm.


    53. rain of lead
      53 | December 3, 2017 7:44 pm

      there are so many pharma clinics and mini clinics and walk in clinics
      around where I live, I bet at least a dozen


    54. Deplorable Bumr50
      54 | December 3, 2017 7:48 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I just don’t want to be forced to CVS because I carry Aetna insurance.


    55. AZfederalist
      55 | December 3, 2017 7:54 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Here, there’s a Walgreens on just about every corner. Don’t know how they all stay in business.


    56. rain of lead
      56 | December 3, 2017 8:06 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      I have Aetna as well, not had too much of a problem, it only half way sucks ass

      family plan, 6500.00 deductible
      been seeing doctors for 6 months about my back, still haven’t met it all the way


    57. Deplorable Bumr50
      57 | December 3, 2017 8:12 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      It’s always been good to me.

      I’m hoping that continues.

      I’m skeptical about a deal between two giant companies not in direct competition, but which are related.


    58. Daffy Duck
      58 | December 3, 2017 8:31 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Wow, sucks to be right all the time, doesn’t it? 🙂

      Well presented.


    59. Daffy Duck
      59 | December 3, 2017 8:41 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Here, there’s a Walgreens on just about every corner. Don’t know how they all stay in business.

      That’s the way it is with “Dollar General” around here, but I love those places.


    60. eaglesoars
      60 | December 3, 2017 8:42 pm

      I missed this and it’s important. This was released yesterday by the Dept. Justice Office of Inspect. Gen’l. Yesterday was a SATURDAY, keep in mind.

      A statement released Saturday by the Justice Department Office of the Inspector General reads, “The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 election stated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review. The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

      For 11 mos. the DOJ has been investigating the FBI. The Last Refuge (that’s the Conservative Treehouse on twitter) has a very good thread on it. It’s not long and it points out some good stuff, not least of which is that since they’ve released this statement, the investigation is probably pretty much over and they’re at the report-writing stage.

      This means 2 things: Jeff Sessions IS, after all is said and done, entirely sentient and; all those Trump tweets bitching about what the FBI/DOJ isn’t doing to get things cleaned up have been part and parcel of a deception operation to make people look the other way and also establishes the absolute independence of the DOJ from the WH. Anyway, I HOPE that’s what it means.

      Here’s the thread, not long, worth a read.

      https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/937488924083130368


    61. AZfederalist
      61 | December 3, 2017 8:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This means 2 things: Jeff Sessions IS, after all is said and done, entirely sentient and; all those Trump tweets bitching about what the FBI/DOJ isn’t doing to get things cleaned up have been part and parcel of a deception operation to make people look the other way and also establishes the absolute independence of the DOJ from the WH. Anyway, I HOPE that’s what it means.

      If this is really true, I need to retract everything I’ve said about Sessions the past 9 months (I gave him a couple months for something to happen.


    62. rain of lead
      62 | December 3, 2017 8:53 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      wow
      lets hope something actually comes of it


    63. rain of lead
      63 | December 3, 2017 8:55 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/


    64. eaglesoars
      64 | December 3, 2017 8:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      oh, almost forgot this. Comey is on twitter now and the guy absolutely creeps me out. He puts me in mind of Robert Hanssen the FBI traitor who was literally a holier-than-thou devout Catholic, a member of the sect – I forget the name – that wears hair shirts or something. Something Deus. Comey tweets Bible verses, etc. Lately, he’s been tweeting stuff about how honorable the FBI is etc. I think he knows this report is about to hit.


    65. eaglesoars
      65 | December 3, 2017 9:00 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      If this is really true, I need to retract everything I’ve said about Sessions the past 9 months

      that’s going to be a very long line of people and I’m at the head of it.

      I cannot TELL you how often I wanted to reply to one of Trump’s “what the hell is the DOJ doing over there” with “fer Christ’s sake, are you POTUS or not, pick up the freaking PHONE, man!”

      But I’ve never done it because I cannot recall ONE time Trump didn’t win. Not. One. And in the back of my mind I’ve wondered if there’s a set up going on.

      My fingers are crossed so hard my ears are curling.


    66. rain of lead
      66 | December 3, 2017 9:09 pm

      Breaking911
      @Breaking911

      BREAKING: Justice Department confirms the FBI employee believed to be the handler for the author of the dossier will be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee – CNN

      5:38 PM – Dec 3, 2017


    67. 67 | December 3, 2017 9:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Anyway, I HOPE that’s what it means.

      I’ll believe that, only when I see it, and maybe not even then.


    68. rain of lead
      68 | December 3, 2017 9:10 pm

      Peter Strzok

      that guy…


    69. eaglesoars
      69 | December 3, 2017 9:14 pm

      Lisa Page. That’s the female FBI agent Peter what’s-his-name was having an affair with. Back in June, Wired wrote a profile of the team Mueller was putting together.

      Lisa Page, a little-known figure outside the halls of Main Justice but one whose résumé boasts intriguing hints about where Mueller’s Russia investigation might lead. Page has deep experience with money laundering and organized crime cases, including investigations where she’s partnered with an FBI task force in Budapest, Hungary, that focuses on eastern European organized crime. That Budapest task force helped put together the still-unfolding money laundering case against Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a one-time business partner of Manafort.

      what a coinky-dink.

      https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-special-counsel-investigation-team/


    70. eaglesoars
      70 | December 3, 2017 9:15 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      I’ll believe that, only when I see it, and maybe not even then.

      believe me, I know the feeling.


    71. eaglesoars
      71 | December 3, 2017 9:29 pm

      look at this piece of butt-kissing sludge. Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, who saw fit to devote an entire issue trashing Trump during the campaign, would now like us to believe he’s having intellectually honest second thoughts.

      But Gorsuch … and Other Excellent Judicial Picks … and a Tax Cut … and Major Deregulatory Actions … and Immigration Enforcement … and the End of the Individual Mandate … and a Roll Back of the HHS Mandate …. . . and the reversal of the insane Title IX policy on campus . . . and an exit from the Paris Accords . . . and the avoidance of whatever Hillary would have wrought.

      Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/454303/gorsuch-trump-administration-accomplishments

      Fuck him, he’s just figured out that maybe his side is losing and he needs to keep access. I hope he ends up writing for Pork and Soybeans Commodities Futures weekly newsletter.

      Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/454303/gorsuch-trump-administration-accomplishments


    72. eaglesoars
      72 | December 3, 2017 9:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I missed this and it’s important.

      I don’t know if there’s a connection. But. This was released right after Flynn pleaded.

      Everybody’s been puzzled about why Flynn would lie about doing something that was perfectly legal. Not just legal, but a lie that could be easily discovered as such in about 30 seconds. It looks like “Don’t throw me in that briar patch”.


    73. eaglesoars
      73 | December 3, 2017 9:43 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      It looks like “Don’t throw me in that briar patch”.

      like this

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/27/article-0-0E1B940700000578-21_634x425.jpg


    74. AZfederalist
      74 | December 3, 2017 10:56 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      he’s just figured out that maybe his side is losing and he needs to keep access. I hope he ends up writing for Pork and Soybeans Commodities Futures weekly newsletter.

      Where he can compete for the coveted Silver Sow award and the Buckeye Newshawk award.

      /WKRP was ahead of its time


    75. eaglesoars
      75 | December 3, 2017 11:11 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Flying Turkey


    76. Daffy Duck
      76 | December 3, 2017 11:37 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      It looks like “Don’t throw me in that briar patch”.

      like this

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/27/article-0-0E1B940700000578-21_634x425.jpg

      I hope.
      But, I doubt.
      Then, I remember:
      “The calm before the storm.”
      He said I’d get tired of winning.
      Not tired yet, so,
      I hope…


    77. eaglesoars
      77 | December 3, 2017 11:49 pm

      @ Daffy Duck:

      same

      bedtime. nite.


    78. Aussie Infidel
      78 | December 3, 2017 11:53 pm

      The ‘Outing’ of Common Purpose.

      The UK / EU equivalent of the deep anaerobic part of the SWAMP.

      These grubs have been at it for over a decade and their names read like a who’s who of Establishment figures from both Progressive and ‘ RINO types’. Names from the ‘arts’ like J.K. Rowling and Hugh Grant as well as all the usual suspects from media, publishing, politics, ‘charities / QANGOs’ industrialists and many many backers.

      https://www.cpexposed.com/latest-news/battlefield-britain-understanding-subversion-within

      Take some time to learn about this ‘other’ swamp and its denizens within.

      SPIT


    79. Buckeye Abroad
      79 | December 4, 2017 6:02 am

      RIX wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      the buckeyes DID NOT make the playoffs. and that is the right choice, ‘Bama is in

      Interesting, the Conference Championship did not trump their two losses. Alabama is the right call.

      Losing to #5 Oklahoma by 2 TDs early in the season is forgiveable, but the Iowa loss would be hard scrub brush from anyone’s memory. They had an (extremely) off night– it happens, but it’s college football after all and that sort of thing keeps it interesting.

      The USC vs OSU match-up is classic college football and I look forward to it. I think Clemson will come out on top for the NC.


    80. Buckeye Abroad
      80 | December 4, 2017 6:13 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      NRO burned their bridges a long time ago.


    81. rain of lead
      81 | December 4, 2017 7:38 am

      morning y’all


    82. RIX
      83 | December 4, 2017 8:11 am

      @ Buckeye Abroad:
      Good morning. Yup, the loss to Iowa kept Ohio State out of the playoffs.


    83. coldwarrior
      84 | December 4, 2017 10:49 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      every one of those beta-male limp wrists can BITE ME!


    84. coldwarrior
      85 | December 4, 2017 10:51 am

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      but the Iowa loss would be hard scrub brush from anyone’s memory.

      iowa is a hard to place to get a win, that crowd is ravenous and the hawkeyes rise to the tough game.


    85. coldwarrior
      86 | December 4, 2017 10:55 am

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      The USC vs OSU match-up is classic college football and I look forward to it.

      classic!

      i can hear keith jackson now!


    86. eaglesoars
      87 | December 4, 2017 11:19 am

      Well, this looks interesting. A new sci-fi series on Netflix called Altered Carbon. Based on a 2002 cyber-punk novel ‘Carbon’, 500 yrs in the future. It LOOKS gorgeous. The premise is:

      human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed “sleeves”) and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he’s initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries…Perhaps one of the most exciting elements for genre fans is that Netflix snagged Sapochnik to direct the pilot between his commitments on Game of Thrones (he’s currently shooting multiple episodes in the show’s final season). “Miguel is a visionary director,” Kalogridis says. “You look at ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ he’s able to combine massive scope and scale with intensely emotional human moments — that’s so incredibly rare and Miguel does it like breathing.”

      Feb 2 2018

      trailer at the link

      http://ew.com/tv/2017/12/04/altered-carbon-trailer-netflix/


    87. lobo91
      88 | December 4, 2017 11:24 am

      Another one bites the dust:

      Jacksonville: Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison


    88. eaglesoars
      89 | December 4, 2017 11:26 am

      Well. This was day before yesterday.

      —————–
      Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is open to talks with a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels, in what the fighters called “a coup” against their fragile alliance with the ousted president.

      Saleh made the comments on Saturday, as deadly infighting between forces loyal to him and Houthi rebels continued for a fourth day.
      ——————-

      Saleh made the offer in order to get the blockade lifted as Yemen is seeing starvation on an unprecedented scale. He was assassinated this morning


    89. Buckeye Abroad
      90 | December 4, 2017 11:29 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      but the Iowa loss would be hard scrub brush from anyone’s memory.

      iowa is a hard to place to get a win, that crowd is ravenous and the hawkeyes rise to the tough game.

      I caught some of the game and the Hawkeyes were flawless and pumped up and the Buckeyes were disintegrating by the minute. It was rough to watch, but so it goes.


    90. eaglesoars
      91 | December 4, 2017 11:32 am

      This is what happens when stupid people are in charge. Around here we have roads that are ‘toll’ in the sense that if you want to get out of the high traffic lanes and zoom along, you buy an E-Z Pass and pay to use the toll lanes. But the amount of the toll is not fixed. It’s priced according to demand.

      Today to drive Rte 66 into the city it cost $35. This evening it is anticipated the price will be $25 to drive out of the city. People are screaming bloody murder and have been told to suck it up. “There is no limit to the demand price amount”.

      What is/will happening is that people are refusing to pay it and are using the non-toll lanes instead, thereby increasing the traffic load on the no-toll lanes.

      Effing brilliant. I think they got these people straight out of Chicago.


    91. eaglesoars
      92 | December 4, 2017 11:41 am

      A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.”

      In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.

      Journal of Feminist Geography?

      https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10221


    92. eaglesoars
      93 | December 4, 2017 1:11 pm

      Here we go. Andrew McCarthy on the Mueller probe.

      Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation

      Since there is no collusion case, we can safely assume Mueller is primarily scrutinizing President Trump with an eye toward making a case of obstructing an FBI investigation.

      BUT – POTUS has unfettered powers in this regard, he can fire whoever he wants. He CANNOT be prosecuted for obstruction.

      Where does that leave us? That leaves us with providing Congress with fodder for impeachment.

      Any powers can be abused. When executive powers are abused, Congress retains the constitutional authority to impeach and remove the president. Obstruction of an FBI investigation may not be realistically prosecutable in court, but there is congressional precedent — in the Nixon and Clinton situations — for obstruction to be a “high crime and misdemeanor” triggering impeachment. Undoubtedly, abuse of the pardon power would also be an impeachable offense, even though it is not reviewable by the courts. I continue to believe that this is the real danger for President Trump: A report by the special counsel, either through the grand jury or some other vehicle, concluding (a) that the president had obstructed the FBI’s investigation of Flynn and of Trump-campaign collusion with Russia, and (b) recommending that the matter be referred to Congress for consideration of next steps, potentially including impeachment and removal.

      Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454311/mueller-strategy-obstruction-justice-investigation-leading-impeachment


    93. eaglesoars
      94 | December 4, 2017 1:13 pm

      Rush is covering this now. He said he’s going to interview McCarthy tomorrow, so you might want to tune in.


    94. eaglesoars
      95 | December 4, 2017 1:16 pm

      Ok, CW, I’ll see your drunk possum and raise you a party-crashing monkey

      Drunk monkey crashes boat party, downs bottle of vodka and makes underwater scuba escape

      https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/607746/drunk-monkey-Thailand-video-downs-vodka-steals-coconuts-escapes-underwater-video/amp


    95. rain of lead
      97 | December 4, 2017 3:40 pm

      attention whor…nah, better not


    96. rain of lead
      98 | December 4, 2017 3:44 pm

      Sign language interpreter delivered gibberish, confusion at Tampa serial killer news conference

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/04/interpreter-delivered-confusion-at-florida-news-conference.html

      I know this has happened before, how in the world does it happen again?


    97. rain of lead
      99 | December 4, 2017 3:45 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I know, she had a really bad accent.


    98. eaglesoars
      100 | December 4, 2017 5:07 pm

      Supreme Court has just upheld the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban Executive Order

      https://twitter.com/LouDobbs/status/937795608492101632


    99. 101 | December 4, 2017 5:39 pm

      And…I’m home. I’m exhausted and I just want to cry. So I’m listening to some Classical Music on the Innernut Radio.
      Thanks for your prayers.


    100. eaglesoars
      102 | December 4, 2017 5:45 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      welcome home, good job!


    101. Deplorable Bumr50
      103 | December 4, 2017 6:15 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      Awesome news!!


    102. Possum
      104 | December 4, 2017 7:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I have not been in England for 20 years. But when I lived there the price of “gas” petrol was about 4-5 times what it was in the USA. The difference was the much higher tax rate. The more gas you used the more they got in taxes. Those taxes were to pay for building and maintaining the road infrastructure. No money grabbing toll roads.

      In Houston I avoid toll roads as it sometimes costs me $5 or more to go 10 miles where if I take the frontage road alongside the toll road I may have to stop at red lights a couple of times.

      Starting and stopping increases pollution. If anyone here gave a shit about pollution and air quality there should be no toll roads (private or county scams) but all roads free of charge and another 5% tax on gas.


    103. Possum
      105 | December 4, 2017 7:57 pm

      @ Possum:

      Oh and you say “There is a much higher tax on gas in the UK. ” yep….

      and the roads are maintained to a very much higher standard. In the USA we pay less tax when we buy fuel. But we pay more for replacing suspension components and tires because of the terrible condition of the roads.


    104. eaglesoars
      106 | December 4, 2017 7:58 pm

      @ Possum:

      the toll in this case is not about road maintenance, it’s about distributing traffic flow. Did the MI-5 (I think that’s what it’s called) exist when you were last there? Imagine about 3 lanes of MI-5 dedicated to tolls where people could just zip along because there was less traffic as opposed to the heavier traffic on the non-toll lanes.

      Then imagine you’ve got to pay $60/day for the privilege. At some point, people won’t pay it and you’ve got empty toll lanes and that much more traffic on the non-toll lanes making the commute even worse.


    105. AZfederalist
      107 | December 4, 2017 8:03 pm

      Possum wrote:

      ) but all roads free of charge and another 5% tax on gas.

      Yeah, we’ve tried that “raise the gas tax to pay for improved roads” thing. Thing is, that money very seldom goes to that purpose but goes to the politicians’ favorite projects. Here in our county, the additional road tax revenue went to putting in more bike paths and then the County Commissioners clamored for an increase in gas taxes to fix the deteriorating roads. Ummm, no.


    106. AZfederalist
      108 | December 4, 2017 8:04 pm

      Possum wrote:

      In the USA we pay less tax when we buy fuel. But we pay more for replacing suspension components and tires because of the terrible condition of the roads.

      Funny, we get about 40,000 miles out of our tires. Now, to be fair, we did have to replace the suspension on Mrs. Federalist’s vehicle this past year — at 290,000 miles.


    107. Possum
      109 | December 4, 2017 8:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The only toll road interstate type road when I was there was the M25 which is a three lane fast road around London. If memory serves me correctly going north on it on the west side of London there was a tunnel (dartford tunnel) and going south there was a bridge. The toll was not much. It went to the cost of the bridge.

      In some parts of England, Wales and Scotland there are toll bridges and ferries. They are the places where the road ends and the only way to continue is to go over a bridge some inspired person built that is not a part of the road network or you parked your car on some enterprising persons boat and you sailed across.

      There is a toll road near me that whenever I am on it there may be one or two other cars in sight. I only use it maybe once a month. It saves me about 5mins travel time.

      BUT!!!!!!!

      It allows me to put my foot HARD down on the gas pedal and give my car a workout.

      Sad but true.


    108. eaglesoars
      110 | December 4, 2017 9:34 pm

      Gingrich is on Hannity saying that he cannot BELIEVE the corruption at the very center of our gov’t in the FBI.


    109. 111 | December 4, 2017 9:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Perhaps in the future, if the FBI survives this crap, every field agent should be REQUIRED to wear dresses! Just like they did on “Sliders”….!


    110. eaglesoars
      112 | December 4, 2017 9:51 pm

      The RNC, which had pulled its funding from the Roy Moore campaign some weeks ago, has had 2nd thoughts and is now backing him. Bill Kristol reacts to the news

      One part of an effort to liberate the GOP from Trump in 2019-2020 will have to be the creation of something like an alternate RNC..

      Which, of course, will be grown around his SEKRET group “Restart”, and he’ll take only 3% off the top

      https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/937876177527570432


    111. eaglesoars
      113 | December 4, 2017 9:52 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      why are you still up? Did you eat anything?


    112. eaglesoars
      114 | December 4, 2017 10:09 pm

      I’m off to read before bed. Nite.


    113. 115 | December 4, 2017 10:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I had some meat loaf. I’ll be in bed by 2330. At least it’ll be my OWN bed!


    114. coldwarrior
      116 | December 5, 2017 1:29 am

      New thread


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