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    by coldwarrior ( 143 Comments › )
    Filed under Donald Trump, Open thread, Politics at February 7th, 2018 - 11:13 pm

    Damn Straight! This will be the headline on MSNBC and CNN! or maybe not:

    AMAZING! President Trump’s Approval Rating Tops Barack Obama BY 4 POINTS at Same Time of His Presidency

    Yessir, and above the fold at NT Times and WaPo too!

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    1. 3 | February 8, 2018 8:56 am

      Trump More Popular Than Obama

      Obama is giving Ebola a run for its money in the popularity department.


    2. Aussie Infidel
      4 | February 8, 2018 2:49 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Trump More Popular Than Obama

      Obama is giving Ebola a run for its money in the popularity department.

      Must be time in that case for Obozo to visit NZ to ‘disappear for a while, play golf with his best bud John Key (spit) until the heat dies down.

      The Obozo arrives March apparently.


    3. coldwarrior
      5 | February 8, 2018 4:10 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Must be time in that case for Obozo to visit NZ to ‘disappear for a while, play golf with his best bud John Key (spit) until the heat dies down.

      The Obozo arrives March apparently.

      yinz can keep him and his ‘wife’ too


    4. 6 | February 8, 2018 5:48 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      What has New Zealand ever done to you?


    5. eaglesoars
      7 | February 8, 2018 5:48 pm

      So much for German engineering. Not to mention Germany is the driver behind the idea of an EU military force.

      German Navy experiences “LCS syndrome” in spades as new frigate fails sea trials

      On top of the information systems issues, there are other problems: the ship leans a little to the right, is overweight, and can’t make top speed with its first-time-deployed combined turbine propulsion system that combines diesel and gas.

      Reading the whole article, it sounds like absolutely nothing works

      https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/german-navy-experiences-lcs-affect-in-spades-as-new-frigate-fails-sea-trials/


    6. 8 | February 8, 2018 5:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Reading the whole article, it sounds like absolutely nothing works

      Hmmm, the ship wouldn’t be named the “Merkel” by any chance would it?


    7. Aussie Infidel
      9 | February 8, 2018 6:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Must be time in that case for Obozo to visit NZ to ‘disappear for a while, play golf with his best bud John Key (spit) until the heat dies down.

      The Obozo arrives March apparently.

      yinz can keep him and his ‘wife’ too

      Ohh Why do you hate kiwis so?

      HEH!

      🙂


    8. Aussie Infidel
      10 | February 8, 2018 6:10 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Reading the whole article, it sounds like absolutely nothing works

      Hmmm, the ship wouldn’t be named the “Merkel” by any chance would it?

      Cruel …

      Accurate but cruel!

      🙂


    9. coldwarrior
      11 | February 8, 2018 6:14 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      What has New Zealand ever done to you?

      🙂


    10. eaglesoars
      12 | February 8, 2018 6:19 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Hmmm, the ship wouldn’t be named the “Merkel” by any chance would it?

      No. The ship lists to the right.


    11. Aussie Infidel
      13 | February 8, 2018 6:27 pm

      The Bundeswehr is having serious trouble fielding a single operational armoured brigade group as a ready reaction force in case of a Russian incursion into the Baltic states.They are currently negotiating with the Dutch and French to form a ‘composite euro Armoured Division’ with an Armoured Brigade from each country. Such is the woeful state of the spares and bottleneck and maintenance backlog in armour maintenance being suffered by the Bundeswehr. There are the odd Armoured Battalions within Bundeswehr Mechanised Brigades but to strip those tanks out to reinforce an all German Armoured Division, would only compound the problem for the rest of the army.

      You get what you pay for and the Bundeswehr has been existing on ‘life support only’ funding for years and it sure shows.

      Now the Flotmarine have ships that won’t sail straight !

      Sorta says it all for the Euros !


    12. Aussie Infidel
      14 | February 8, 2018 6:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      HEH!

      🙂


    13. Aussie Infidel
      15 | February 8, 2018 6:34 pm

      …. and now the emboldened Russian missile corps are emplacing Isklander mobile tactical nuclear missiles In the Kaliningrad salient that range from western Poland into Germany and over most of the Baltic.

      Just because they can ……… and there is little or no push back from the milquetoast Euro regimes


    14. Aussie Infidel
      16 | February 8, 2018 6:40 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/07/new-criminal-referral-confirms-nunes-memos-explosive-claims-of-fisa-abuse/#.Wnr13_-SYCw.twitter

      Given the obvious level of blatant ‘look the other way’ evidence presented to the FISA courts how about we now get to know who the ‘turn a blind eye’ judges are !


    15. 17 | February 8, 2018 6:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      No. The ship lists to the right.

      The political leanings definitions between Europe and the US are reversed. America’s Marxist Left, is Europe’s Marxist Right. Thought you knew that.


    16. Aussie Infidel
      18 | February 8, 2018 7:01 pm

      https://www.businessinsider.com.au/nasa-scientists-dispute-climate-change-2012-4?r=US&IR=T

      Sigh !

      Looks as if NASA is getting a little push back …. AGAIN

      The Agency like the Academy is suffering from ‘Alinski’s March through the Institutions’ with it’s Director a politicised ‘true believer in Marxist Gerbal Worming.

      He obviously doesn’t like it when the hoi poloi come calling armed with logic, brands and pitchforks

      NASA its soooo last millennium

      ….. Alas

      🙁


    17. Aussie Infidel
      19 | February 8, 2018 7:09 pm

      NASA is even attempting to badmouth the latest heavy lift Falcon launch ….. because Misk can do it for a fifth that NASA might do if it hadn’t lost its way at the end of the Cold War …. actually after Apollo 18 if the truth be told.

      I saw a speech by Armstrong … one of the few he gave…. where he staged off the private sector for even attempting to get into space and make it pay. I was sad to see that he had been blinded by the NASA philosophies to that extent. Armstrong the company man and Aldrin the renagade so guess who got to walk on the Mon and get his name inscribed in history forever !


    18. 20 | February 8, 2018 7:10 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      NASA its soooo last millennium

      I know, quick, let’s all hate on Elon Musk, that fix NASA’s little red rocket for sure.


    19. Aussie Infidel
      21 | February 8, 2018 7:10 pm

      Misk = Musk … and no I do not particularly like Mr. Musk either but at least he does stuff …. sometimes.

      🙂


    20. Aussie Infidel
      22 | February 8, 2018 7:13 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Just glad that some folks, formally of the Agency, did a little pushing back against that ‘company would be if he could be marxist apparetchnik’ Charlie Bolden


    21. Aussie Infidel
      23 | February 8, 2018 7:15 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Hell I don’t personally like the politics of Rocketlab’s Pete Beck either. He of the Green Party associations.

      I do however applaud his technology and actually ‘doing stuff’

      🙂


    22. RIX
      24 | February 8, 2018 7:22 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/100-far-left-activists-sign-lay-front-tanks-trumps-military-parade/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      What it is homies? Lefties sign up for speed bump duty if Trump has a military parade.
      They think that this courageous, but they know damn well that our tanks will not roll over them.


    23. eaglesoars
      25 | February 8, 2018 7:28 pm

      RIX wrote:

      but they know damn well that our tanks will not roll over them

      no. what they know is that the tanks won’t get/be given the opportunity. Because if there were any doubt, there would be no volunteers


    24. RIX
      26 | February 8, 2018 7:37 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      but they know damn well that our tanks will not roll over them

      no. what they know is that the tanks won’t get/be given the opportunity. Because if there were any doubt, there would be no volunteers

      Probably, but the tankers would stop.Now doing it in China took. nerve. In North Korea a death wish.


    25. Aussie Infidel
      27 | February 8, 2018 7:55 pm

      …. and another one goes … and another one goes …. and another one bites the dust

      🙂

      Draining the swamp one bucket a a time

      The Department of Justice official who interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of the investigation into her emails is leaving the agency, he announced on Wednesday.

      David Laufman, who leads the DOJ’s counterintelligence division, is leaving the DOJ for “personal reasons.”

      In addition to working on the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information, Laufman has also worked on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

      On the Clinton investigation, he sat in on interviews with the former secretary of state and several of her aides, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan.


    26. 28 | February 8, 2018 8:12 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      David Laufman, who leads the DOJ’s counterintelligence division, is leaving the DOJ for “personal reasons.”

      Yea, personal reasons, his lawyer told him, “Move to a country with no US extradition treaty while you still can”.


    27. eaglesoars
      29 | February 8, 2018 8:46 pm

      Wait, what just happened w/Mark Warner? He was texting about Steele or something? I was on the phone (with Yenta btw, she says hi) and missed something


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | February 8, 2018 9:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Wait, what just happened w/Mark Warner? He was texting about Steele or something? I was on the phone (with Yenta btw, she says hi) and missed something

      i think he texted a ‘russian oligarch’ to set up a private meeting in London with Steele?

      FYI Warner is a senator from Virginia


    29. 31 | February 8, 2018 9:02 pm

      Thoughts on this whole idea of a military parade?


    30. eaglesoars
      32 | February 8, 2018 9:08 pm

      Here’s the story. What an absolute scumbag

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/08/democratic-sen-mark-warner-texted-with-russian-oligarch-lobbyist-in-effort-to-contact-dossier-author-christopher-steele.html

      ‘back channel’ my ass. If that had been ok, he wouldn’t have been worried about a ‘paper trail’


    31. AZfederalist
      33 | February 8, 2018 9:28 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      I know, quick, let’s all hate on Elon Musk, that fix NASA’s little red rocket for sure.

      The dude is a raging leftist who made his fortune with subsidies by selling a product to people with more dollars than sense, except for the sense of how to get something with a tax credit. However, the whole Space X thing is very cool and his Star Man / Tesla dummy payload was a stroke of genius and very, very cool That is the kind of thing to hopefully inspire the next generation to reach for the planets and beyond. I can see someday in the future, a spacefaring civilization that has people who decide to go look for the orbiting Tesla.


    32. 34 | February 8, 2018 10:36 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      The dude is a raging leftist who made his fortune with subsidies by selling a product to people with more dollars than sense

      So… His Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering, his Master’s in Applied Physics(University of Pennsylvania) and his Masters in Economics (the Wharton School) and his creation of PayPal had nothing to do with it eh? Even though it was PayPal that made him a billionaire. Just some leftist snake oil salesman, ok, gotcha…


    33. 35 | February 9, 2018 6:00 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Trump More Popular Than Obama

      Obama is giving Ebola a run for its money in the popularity department.

      What? And not AIDS? 👿 👿


    34. Aussie Infidel
      36 | February 9, 2018 6:20 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      David Laufman, who leads the DOJ’s counterintelligence division, is leaving the DOJ for “personal reasons.”

      Yea, personal reasons, his lawyer told him, “Move to a country with no US extradition treaty while you still can”.

      Ecuador will be bulging at the seams!

      🙂


    35. Aussie Infidel
      37 | February 9, 2018 6:31 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Thoughts on this whole idea of a military parade?

      4th July would probably as good a date as any.

      BUT It’s probably too late for the US to institute a massive military parade as it is totally split politically to the extent that no side wants the other to succeed at anything. Compounding that is the Progressive left’s loathing of the military. They would sabotage it just for the pleasure of seeing conservatives weep. It really is that toxic !

      Time to water the garden of the nation with patriots blood, have the civil war everyone is hoping for , get it out of your system for another century or more and settle down again.

      The annual $20 million to stage an American version of France’s Bastille Day Parade could probably be better spent on helping to fix the VA and its shoddy treatment of veterans.


    36. 38 | February 9, 2018 7:52 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I keep hearing libs saying this is just like the parades the Soviet Union put on, or that it’s a parade to stroke the ego of a dictator/tyrant etc.

      In better news, I got a call yesterday about interviewing for a job with Farm Bureau as a claims adjuster.


    37. RIX
      39 | February 9, 2018 8:10 am

      Good morning. I am in Kansas City, and have a 1:30 flight back to Chicago.
      Doesn’t look good. It is Snowmadeom back in Chicag, over 10 inches. I think that I will be looking for a hotel room.
      Woe is me.


    38. eaglesoars
      40 | February 9, 2018 8:28 am

      @ RIX:

      I understand Kansas City has some very good steak places!

      right_wing2 wrote:

      In better news, I got a call yesterday about interviewing for a job with Farm Bureau as a claims adjuster.

      oh wow! good luck!

      I have a busy day but just going back thru some stuff. Mark Warner did not initiate contact w/Christopher Steele. Steele had a middleman – a Russian – contact HIM for a meeting. At first I didn’t realize the import of that, I was focusing on Warner’s duplicity.

      Who the fuck is Christopher Steele? Why is the former MI6 chief of Russia Desk in this up to his neck? A mere consultant/hired hand doesn’t do this. This is the behavior of an active agent.

      off to the races, later.


    39. RIX
      41 | February 9, 2018 9:50 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Yup, and that might be on the agenda tonight. KC has great ribs too.


    40. 42 | February 9, 2018 11:16 am

      @ RIX:
      Great steaks, bbq and other places too.

      Jack Stacks BBQ, Strouds for pan fried chicken. Been too long since I’ve had steak there.


    41. RIX
      43 | February 9, 2018 11:58 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Great steaks, bbq and other places too.

      Jack Stacks BBQ, Strouds for pan fried chicken. Been too long since I’ve had steak there.

      They do have great barbecue, but I don’t like Gates. I may have just got a bad order there though.
      They are saying at 5he airport that we are going to fly. Taking that with a grain of salt, my wife says that nothing
      is moving at Midway or Ohare.


    42. eaglesoars
      44 | February 9, 2018 12:31 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      4th July would probably as good a date as any.

      Am I the only one around here who thinks this is just another rake Trump put in the libs front yard? Trump wants to emulate the FRENCH??

      *THWAP*


    43. RIX
      45 | February 9, 2018 1:03 pm

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/02/09/chris-matthews-knows-why-republicans-are-picking-on-pelosi-and-its-unintentionally-hilarious/
      @ Twitchy
      Ok, I think that it is fair to stipulate that Chris Matthews is a dick with ears.
      But this is blizzare even for him.


    44. 46 | February 9, 2018 1:25 pm

      @ RIX:
      Never been to Gates. Jack Stack is a little more upscale. For BBQ.


    45. RIX
      47 | February 9, 2018 1:30 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Never been to Gates. Jack Stack is a little more upscale. For BBQ.

      If I get stuck here that sounds good, But they are threatening to fly.


    46. coldwarrior
      48 | February 9, 2018 3:19 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Good morning. I am in Kansas City, and have a 1:30 flight back to Chicago.
      Doesn’t look good. It is Snowmadeom back in Chicag, over 10 inches. I think that I will be looking for a hotel room.
      Woe is me.

      Bbq


    47. eaglesoars
      49 | February 9, 2018 5:18 pm

      NYT report Assoc AG Rachael Brand is stepping down, reason unknown. She’s #3 at DOJ.


    48. 50 | February 9, 2018 5:53 pm

      UPDATE! I’m back home. The Chemo session is outpatient…the oncologist reduced the dosage by 25%, and I have an Rx for nitro, in case the chest pains return. The last 12 hours will be the critical ones, because that’s when the arterial spasms occurred.
      Keep praying! And Thanks!


    49. eaglesoars
      51 | February 9, 2018 6:02 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      that’s terrific news!


    50. coldwarrior
      52 | February 9, 2018 6:11 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      NYT report Assoc AG Rachael Brand is stepping down, reason unknown. She’s #3 at DOJ.

      …stout hemp rope…


    51. eaglesoars
      53 | February 9, 2018 6:40 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      listen to THIS b.s.

      “She hadn’t planned to leave, but she got this dream offer from a Fortune 500…”

      The most astonishing thing about that is they expect us to still believe this swill


    52. coldwarrior
      54 | February 9, 2018 7:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      i am throwing the BS flag.


    53. coldwarrior
      55 | February 9, 2018 7:03 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      keep the head up and follow your directions. so far so good.


    54. eaglesoars
      56 | February 9, 2018 7:04 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      a Fortune 500…

      Walmart.

      I kid you not. Which, I will remind you, is based in Arkansas and had Hillary on the board for years.


    55. coldwarrior
      57 | February 9, 2018 7:04 pm

      @ RIX:

      o’hare in bad weather. i do not miss that at all.

      its fun to be a travel warrior for a while, then the fun wears off in the middle of the second month.


    56. coldwarrior
      58 | February 9, 2018 7:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      unless ther is loss of pension, long jail time, and real honet to god reform, all of this is for naught.

      god damn it…i warned EVERYONE on LGF that this would be the result of this bullshit patriot act and increased surveillance. i was promptly shouted down and labeled a muzz lover and anti-american lefty.

      well, lgf muther-fuckers. i win.


    57. RIX
      59 | February 9, 2018 7:30 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      o’hare in bad weather. i do not miss that at all.

      its fun to be a travel warrior for a while, then the fun wears off in the middle of the second month.

      I got lucky, we actually took off. I flew Southwest to Midway and the ticket agent told me that my flight was
      their only one that would fly from KC to Chicago today. He was right every other flight showed canceled.
      Life typically doesn’t work like this, but I’ll take it.


    58. RIX
      60 | February 9, 2018 7:32 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      unless ther is loss of pension, long jail time, and real honet to god reform, all of this is for naught.

      god damn it…i warned EVERYONE on LGF that this would be the result of this bullshit patriot act and increased surveillance. i was promptly shouted down and labeled a muzz lover and anti-american lefty.

      well, lgf muther-fuckers. i win.

      I remember that. I knew that you were right. This was predicable.


    59. eaglesoars
      61 | February 9, 2018 7:37 pm

      @ RIX:

      good lord, good luck

      coldwarrior wrote:

      this would be the result of this bullshit patriot act and increased surveillance

      The FISA courts pre-dated the Patriot Act, I believe. Standards required for surveillance changed under the Patriot Act, I believe. This is covered in that 2 part series, the United States of Secrets that you ran a thread on. There’s no question the Patriot Act loosened up a lot of shit.

      Having said that, note that the FBI had to lie to the court to get the warrants.


    60. coldwarrior
      62 | February 9, 2018 7:38 pm

      RIX wrote:

      I got lucky, we actually took off. I flew Southwest to Midway and the ticket agent told me that my flight was
      their only one that would fly from KC to Chicago today. He was right every other flight showed canceled.
      Life typically doesn’t work like this, but I’ll take it.

      good deal.

      i used to bribe the curbside baggage guys at ohare to get my bags to the earlier flight back to pgh…as i ran to get the flight.

      by week 4 the guys understood, the ticket agent understood and even tsa would see me coming. united was more than happy to wedge me on the 345 and open my seat on the 515.

      my taxi driver, and i would call him ahead of time, was heavily tipped to get me there and ‘give the hi sign’ at the curb.

      a well oiled machine greased by $20 bills. this went on for almost 14 months. 2 weeks in at a time.


    61. coldwarrior
      63 | February 9, 2018 7:40 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The FISA courts pre-dated the Patriot Act, I believe. Standards required for surveillance changed under the Patriot Act, I believe. This is covered in that 2 part series, the United States of Secrets that you ran a thread on. There’s no question the Patriot Act loosened up a lot of shit.

      Having said that, note that the FBI had to lie to the court to get the warrants.

      the patriot act was the perfect opening.


    62. coldwarrior
      64 | February 9, 2018 7:45 pm

      ok, i had to watch pairs skating last night…now i have to watch the opening ceremonies. i will do this for marital bliss. this is my olympic penance and pain every 2 years.

      i willfully married a russian, the skating and gymnastics part i get. its in their blood, so i must watch and suffer. the opening ceremony part? i think that i am getting messed with. i am off tomorrow, so i shall mix a brutal strong martini to get through this.

      i promised myself a san latano oval for later. but this WILL hurt.


    63. eaglesoars
      65 | February 9, 2018 7:47 pm

      Trump refuses to declassify Dem memo


    64. eaglesoars
      66 | February 9, 2018 7:49 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i think that i am getting messed with

      you can come over to my house and watch dog mushing.


    65. 67 | February 9, 2018 7:52 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Oh God, I can already hear the talking heads.


    66. eaglesoars
      68 | February 9, 2018 8:04 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Oh God, I can already hear the talking heads.

      actually they seem to be talking about a 2nd WH staffer resigning under abuse allegations. Didn’t get a name, it’s on mute because I’m watching dog mushing…ahem.


    67. eaglesoars
      69 | February 9, 2018 8:09 pm

      Wait. US intel watched a grainy movie at the Russian embassy in Berlin that was supposedly Trump in the buff? And the NSA paid $100k to some Russian who said he had stolen NSA stuff but he took the money and disappeared?

      why do we have a military? we have total morons who just open the door to our enemies and let them walk right the fuck in.


    68. 71 | February 9, 2018 8:49 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i was promptly shouted down and labeled a muzz lover and anti-american lefty.

      Shouted down? Charles put me in the kiddie room for a month for saying what a stupid fucking idea it was.


    69. coldwarrior
      72 | February 9, 2018 8:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i think that i am getting messed with

      you can come over to my house and watch dog mushing.

      HELP ME!!!!!!!


    70. eaglesoars
      73 | February 9, 2018 9:07 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      HELP ME!!!!!!!

      WOOF!!


    71. Calo
      74 | February 9, 2018 9:12 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Have your better half blog the opening ceremny fashions.

      What about Mexico’s gear? Skulls on their uniforms?


    72. eaglesoars
      75 | February 9, 2018 9:13 pm

      More on Cody Shearer. This Jonathan Winer (state dept) is saying he picked up Steele’s info from Sid Blumenthal who told him it was from a ‘journalist’ named Cody Shearer.

      Shearer was never a journalist. In addition to being a hired Clinton thug, he was the one in cahoots with Brett Kimberlin to try to smear Dan Quyale w/ the story that Quyale bought drugs from Kimberlin.

      Brett Kimberlin is – well, actually he may be out of jail by now, I forget. But he’s also a lead suspect in a murder. He’s a total bad guy


    73. Calo
      76 | February 9, 2018 9:17 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Bret Kimberlin, is he resurfacing again?

      Wasn’t he pals with the owner of LGF?


    74. eaglesoars
      77 | February 9, 2018 9:19 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      actually they seem to be talking about a 2nd WH staffer resigning under abuse allegations. Didn’t get a name

      David Sorenson, WH speechwriter. don’t know what the allegations are


    75. eaglesoars
      78 | February 9, 2018 9:21 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Bret Kimberlin, is he resurfacing again?

      Wasn’t he pals with the owner of LGF?

      no, I don’t believe so, tho they may have known each other. Whatever else you can hang on Chuckles, Kimberlin isn’t his type. Kimberlin is a psychotic loose cannon. IIRC, TheOtherMcCain wrote about him quite a bit, as that’s where I learned about him. Quite a few bloggers sued him, I think the other mccain may have been one.


    76. Calo
    77. CynicalConservative
      80 | February 9, 2018 9:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Hogewash is generally up to date on Kimberlin (& crew) related stuff…


    78. Calo
      81 | February 9, 2018 9:35 pm

      @ Calo:
      Maybe Bunk or Arachne (Carolina Girl) can weigh in on Kimberlin and the history between Johnson.

      I’m just surprised to see his name again in this national scandal.


    79. Aussie Infidel
      82 | February 9, 2018 9:41 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      In better news, I got a call yesterday about interviewing for a job with Farm Bureau as a claims adjuster.

      Congrats mate!

      🙂


    80. Aussie Infidel
      83 | February 9, 2018 9:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      HEH!

      🙂


    81. eaglesoars
      84 | February 9, 2018 9:42 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2012/05/23/

      I dunno, doesn’t look like much

      @ CynicalConservative:

      good god. what a sick world they live in


    82. eaglesoars
      85 | February 9, 2018 9:44 pm

      Calo wrote:

      I’m just surprised to see his name again in this national scandal.

      It’s not really out there…yet.

      you know what was strange? I did searches on that Neal person. Almost nothing. It’s like there’s an algorithm blocking stuff.


    83. coldwarrior
      86 | February 9, 2018 9:46 pm

      Calo wrote:

      Have your better half blog the opening ceremny fashions.

      we should have done that.

      it would have been hysterical.


    84. RIX
      87 | February 9, 2018 9:56 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      You had it down to a science.


    85. eaglesoars
      88 | February 9, 2018 10:04 pm

      So. I have a favor to ask. I have to have facial reconstruction surgery. Due to various med conditions and the meds I’ve had to take for them, my lower jaw has lost almost all bone and the upper one ain’t so great. The pics look like something you’d find in a dig in the Rift Valley from millions of years ago. Bone graft (possibly from cadaver), implants, the whole nine yards. The docs have answered every question but one thing they can’t tell me is – how bad is this going to be?

      does anybody know anyone who has had this kind of thing done? My work is going to be done in stages over months to allow healing after various ops, so it’s not going to be an in-and-done deal. This isn’t optional, I have to have it done or the bottom of my face falls off. So don’t tell me I should think about it, that’s not on the list.


    86. Calo
      89 | February 9, 2018 10:16 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      “”how bad is this going to be?””

      Are you asking about pain as to how bad it will be?


    87. eaglesoars
      90 | February 9, 2018 10:21 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      “”how bad is this going to be?””

      Are you asking about pain as to how bad it will be?

      that and healing. OUr puppy comes home on Feb 17, 1st round of surgery is Mar 13, then at least a 4 month break for healing. I don’t think there’s anything anyone can tell me about what I’m going to look like, apparently there’s not a lot to work with, I get to take what I get and like it. Or not.


    88. eaglesoars
      91 | February 9, 2018 10:27 pm

      Here’s the doctor, MD and DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery out of Columbia Univ & Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr. Snehal Patel (and he is a really fun guy, too, real easy laugh)

      https://www.lortonoralsurgery.com/meet-our-team/meet-our-doctor/


    89. Calo
      92 | February 9, 2018 10:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Well, you will always look like a beautiful 29 year old with a wirery green perm and yellow hands that wave around wildly, as you post, to me.

      The pain can be controlled.


    90. eaglesoars
      93 | February 9, 2018 10:50 pm

      Calo wrote:

      The pain can be controlled.

      I hope so. Pain means fatigue/no rest, which is going to be tough with a puppy. This one is, by all accounts, an absolute terror.


    91. eaglesoars
      94 | February 9, 2018 10:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I did searches on that Neal person. Almost nothing. It’s like there’s an algorithm blocking stuff.

      no there isn’t. It’s Firefox. sometime during the day, any search engine I ask for defaults to something called ‘search encrypt’ which returns crap. Including google. If I search under the IE browser, it’s perfectly normal.


    92. eaglesoars
      95 | February 9, 2018 10:58 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      It’s Firefox.

      and Chrome. It’s an extension I had to disable.


    93. 4_Sticks
      96 | February 9, 2018 11:08 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I wouldn’t worry too much, just make very sure you talk (or communicate with) your anesthesiologist beforehand and tell them this is a priority concern for you. Pain from surgery, as long as it goes correctly, lasts about the same from
      one equivalent surgery to another. You heal. Every hour that goes by you’re healing and the pain level drops. Break a bone s like getting your chest getting cracked open in open heart surgery. Getting a tooth pulled s pretty much the same as losing the tooth after getting punched in the mouth. One just sounds worse than the other. IOW, a break is a break, an incision is an incision. They hurt yeah, but that pain goes down with the healing. If you have the surgery on Monday, thew first day will be the worst, the next day less and so on.
      I hope I’m making some kind of sense here, I feel like I’m muckin’ it up. You’re gonna be ok as long as the communication is good. Having an advocate who understands you (like even when you’re doped up and drooling) is very helpful. As they explained it to me:
      “We can’t make the pain go away completely but we can make it so you don’t care” (about the pain). Well, thats my 2 cents.


    94. eaglesoars
      97 | February 9, 2018 11:14 pm

      4_Sticks wrote:

      “We can’t make the pain go away completely but we can make it so you don’t care” (about the pain).

      that is part of my concern. One of my illnesses has caused liver cirrhosis and there’s only so much detox the poor thing can do. Altho, last time I checked, I’m still allowed to take valium! YAAYYY ME!

      (thanks, btw)


    95. 4_Sticks
      98 | February 9, 2018 11:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      And moving around, which raises your heart rate, makes pain worse. This is gonna be 100% your responsibility the first 10 days post surgery ?


    96. 4_Sticks
      99 | February 9, 2018 11:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I know the complication well. Narcotic pain meds shouldn’t be that much of a concern. Tylenol and street drugs are problematic, not pharmaceutical grade pain meds.


    97. Calo
      100 | February 9, 2018 11:22 pm

      @ 4_Sticks:
      I’m going to gently correct your timeline. The first 24 hours post op isn’t the worst pain since you still have Anesthesia rolling around in your bloodstream. The next day is the worst, then it eases up from that point.

      And the docs can prescribe pain meds without acetaminophen that won’t interfere with your liver issues.
      I forget what the doodad is called, but they load the little doodad machine with morphine or whatever, you push the button and only get so much per hour within the parameters that are safe for you , considering your medical history.


    98. Calo
      101 | February 9, 2018 11:24 pm

      @ Calo:
      I remembered, PCA or patient CONTROLLED anesthesia.


    99. eaglesoars
      102 | February 9, 2018 11:29 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Calo:
      I remembered, PCA or patient CONTROLLED anesthesia.

      I shouldn’t need much. I learned some self-help techniques when I was dealing with trigeminal neuralgia. IF I can lay down in a quiet room for awhile, I can self-hypnotize to a point.


    100. eaglesoars
      103 | February 9, 2018 11:32 pm

      I’m off to read a bit. Le Carre’s new one, it’s excellent of course. Thanks for the feedback, nite.


    101. Calo
      104 | February 9, 2018 11:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Yeah, that’s a difficult, and quite painful, disease.

      Prayers for you, my friend. I hope these surgeries patch you back up to your usual snark level that we all enjoy reading.


    102. Calo
      105 | February 9, 2018 11:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’ve been reading about Cambodia.

      Fascinating stuff.

      Night


    103. 106 | February 10, 2018 12:02 am

      cw, sorry, my wifi won’t hold a signal…


    104. 4_Sticks
      107 | February 10, 2018 12:59 am

      @ Calo:

      Correct. I don’t remember more than a minute of day one (the afternoon/evening proceeding the surgery) so day 2 is what I remember.
      My point though is that barring any complications, recovery normally follows: The pain goes down as healing increases and the process goes along pretty quickly with only surgical wounds as opposed to those from say on the job accidents etc. Clean cuts make it only a matter of a day or two, if any, of serious levels of pain. What I recall from day one is waking up in ICU for a few minutes and thinking ‘damn this hurts’ (I may have said it out load to the nurse who was sitting right next to me) and that was that, out again. Yes, I had the ‘pump’ where I could give myself a dose of whatever it was in the tube. By day 3 I think it was just oxycontin 10 mg pills for the next 5 days or so then a prn supply for home use. I never got an argument when I told them I needed a higher dose either or when I needed a little extra.It wasn’t fun but wasn’t that bad either.
      I was honest with them, told them that I was a big baby when it came to pain 🙂 .


    105. coldwarrior
      108 | February 10, 2018 1:06 am

      this.


    106. Calo
      109 | February 10, 2018 1:11 am

      @ 4_Sticks:
      I remember your posts from a few years ago compared to this year.

      The miracles of modern medicine!

      You, Sir, are a fine testimony to the ability of the body to heal itself.


    107. coldwarrior
      110 | February 10, 2018 1:16 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      holy shit!


    108. coldwarrior
      111 | February 10, 2018 1:17 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      holy shit!

      that were an ass beating


    109. coldwarrior
      112 | February 10, 2018 1:21 am

      i was borne by the river….

      oh hell yes.


    110. coldwarrior
      113 | February 10, 2018 1:28 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      yes i know its a classic blues song, those boys do it right.


    111. coldwarrior
      114 | February 10, 2018 1:45 am

      gonna smoke a cigar, have a shot. celebrate saving a life.

      im sore from cpr, brain hurts from ACLS.

      i got to walk out of the trauma room and look at the kid and the wife with a grin.

      we win.

      this time…

      thank god.


    112. coldwarrior
      115 | February 10, 2018 2:23 am

      @ Calo:

      for calo


    113. rain of lead
      116 | February 10, 2018 8:08 am

      morning y’all

      geez…

      @ eaglesoars:

      *hug*


    114. rain of lead
    115. rain of lead
      118 | February 10, 2018 8:43 am

      this is how horror movies start

      http://miami.cbslocal.com/2018/02/08/zika-fighting-mosquitoes-with-mosquitoes/


    116. rain of lead
      119 | February 10, 2018 8:44 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65rW_SIzg0


    117. rain of lead
      120 | February 10, 2018 8:48 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4URRp39XOo


    118. RIX
      121 | February 10, 2018 9:20 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/02/09/jesse-jackson-objects-to-unfair-coin-flip-that-decided-tie-vote-for-team-usa-flag-bearer/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning. Outside of hockey, some speed skating, and some ski jumps I do not care much about the olympics.
      But wouldn ‘t you know race is now injected. Shani Davis a black speed skater tied in the vote to be flag bearer with a
      white female athlete. So they settled it with a coin flip and she won.
      Sounds fair right? Wrong you racist! He boycotted the opening ceremonies, and Jesse Jackson has even weighed in
      rhyming some crap. So check your pockets and if you have any racist coins discard them post haste!


    119. rain of lead
      123 | February 10, 2018 9:44 am

      Sylvester’s Catnip Crisis

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Abx205F5o


    120. 4_Sticks
      124 | February 10, 2018 10:34 am

      @ Calo:

      Well my body and mind (whats left of it) thanks you ! I think … 🙂

      I was chattin’ with an old friend last night on FB when the topic of old (VERY old) TV shows came up. I was able to rattle off a half dozen right off the top of my head – from ‘The Peoples Choice’ to ‘My Little Margie” (yes, I told ya I’m old). Oh yeah, it was ‘Cleo’ the talking dog from ‘The Peoples Choice that sparked the topic. Jackie Coogan, wow, still got it this a.m. !!
      Anyhow, I was no more than a few years old at the time these shows were on the air yet I distinctly remembered them – even remember the theme song to ‘I Married Joan’. Hey, thats a hard one !! It starts off, let me see now, wait, give me a second … GOT IT !! “I married Joan…”
      Go ahead, ask me what I had for dinner last night… oh damn, now that I think of it …. did I even eat dinner ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAX7e8e4e2k


    121. RIX
      125 | February 10, 2018 10:46 am

      @ 4_Sticks:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ynZ1k6LZeU
      Remember her and Your Hit Parade?


    122. 4_Sticks
      126 | February 10, 2018 12:35 pm

      @ RIX:

      Probably just before my time. I was only 1 1/2 years old at that time. I need to check into how/when re-runs were used, if at all, in the mid 50s. I remember watching shows like ‘Highway Patrol’ in the evening with my dad as they aired
      but I wonder about Saturday morning shows, if maybe I’m remembering re-runs ?
      There was a time that I was the undisputed champ of useless trivia: “Who was the commercial sponsor(s) for what show ? ‘Nabisco’ and Sky King, ‘Borax Soap’ and Death Valley Days etc. I was an absolute TV FREAK as a kid.


    123. RIX
      127 | February 10, 2018 2:24 pm

      @ 4_Sticks:
      Ok got one for you. Death ValleyDays in 1964 & 1965 had a famous host.
      And it was …………….? Ronald Reagan!


    124. Aussie Infidel
      128 | February 10, 2018 3:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      gonna smoke a cigar, have a shot. celebrate saving a life.

      im sore from cpr, brain hurts from ACLS.

      i got to walk out of the trauma room and look at the kid and the wife with a grin.

      we win.

      this time…

      thank god.

      Well done mate.

      I would have expected nothing less from you!

      Cheers,


    125. Aussie Infidel
      129 | February 10, 2018 3:37 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m off to read a bit. Le Carre’s new one, it’s excellent of course. Thanks for the feedback, nite.

      What’s the title?

      🙂


    126. Aussie Infidel
      130 | February 10, 2018 3:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Calo wrote:

      The pain can be controlled.

      I hope so. Pain means fatigue/no rest, which is going to be tough with a puppy. This one is, by all accounts, an absolute terror.

      Actually the puppy will HELP. There are nothing like puppy licks and the unconditional love of a pup to distract one from discomfort.


    127. Aussie Infidel
      131 | February 10, 2018 3:46 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      o’hare in bad weather. i do not miss that at all.

      its fun to be a travel warrior for a while, then the fun wears off in the middle of the second month.

      Tell me about it !

      I was a s-l-o-w learner and it took me 20 years to get smart about travel!

      🙂


    128. RIX
      132 | February 10, 2018 4:35 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      o’hare in bad weather. i do not miss that at all.

      its fun to be a travel warrior for a while, then the fun wears off in the middle of the second month.

      Tell me about it !

      I was a s-l-o-w learner and it took me 20 years to get smart about travel!

      It can be a hassel, but if you do it enough you learn to roll with it. In the terminal I got on line and confirmed that my
      favorite KC airport hotel had a complimentary shuttle. I had already dropped the car and figured the worst
      thing that could happen is I will be stuck at a nice hotel for dinner and drinks and out in the morning.
      How bad could it be?


    129. 133 | February 10, 2018 4:45 pm

      @ RIX:
      Glad you were able to get out.

      Next time you’re in KC, you’ll have to check out Jack Stack BBQ (you can get some of there stuff at Sam’s Club once in a while) and Strouds. Strouds is pan fried chicken, served homestyle.


    130. RIX
      134 | February 10, 2018 4:54 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Glad you were able to get out.

      Next time you’re in KC, you’ll have to check out Jack Stack BBQ (you can get some of there stuff at Sam’s Club once in a while) and Strouds. Strouds is pan fried chicken, served homestyle.

      Thanks. Shrouds I am familiar with. I am not with Jack Stack, I will make it a point.
      Kansas City is one of my favorite cities.


    131. eaglesoars
      135 | February 10, 2018 5:43 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What’s the title?

      Legacy of Spies


    132. Aussie Infidel
      136 | February 10, 2018 7:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What’s the title?

      Legacy of Spies

      My favourite was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I love the characterisations that give these books depth and something to get your teeth into.

      🙂

      The real life equivalent of the George Smiley’s character, who I know very well, from a ‘down-under service’, doesn’t like Le Carre one bit for some reason. He was treated very poorly in real life when he was too good at finding shall we say less than admirable spooks within the ‘system’ who were vulnerable to all sorts of evil pressure. He was labelled an ‘outsider’ … the worse form of censure. Not wrong, just not one of ‘us’ on the inside, and was squeezed out of the service by promoting him sideways to a ‘window’ task.

      I really feel for him. He was always a prickly character in real life as were many of Le Carre’s fictitious characters. Hard to get one with. Easy to take offence. Demanding and driven to the point of driving his underlings crazy. Still underneath all that was a sweet caring individual who didn’t really ‘belong’ anywhere to the extent that he was complete within himself. Tragic case. I like him a lot although I have felt the acidic edge of his tongue on occasion. Better to leave him alone for a few months and eventually he seems to settle down and treat one as if nothing ever happened. I think on a few occasions he attempted to apologise to me. I was never totally sure !

      🙂

      Great author. Great books.

      Shitty way of making a real living however!

      🙂


    133. eaglesoars
      137 | February 10, 2018 7:12 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The real life equivalent of the George Smiley’s character, who I know very well, from a ‘down-under service’, doesn’t like Le Carre one bit for some reason.

      How many people have I been told are the basis for Smiley. I just finished a book on MI 6 (Art of Betrayal) and that author says it was actually a man of the cloth. In any event, no one in the service liked the way they were portrayed in Le Carre’s books. Bill Hayden and Kim Philby cut a bit close to the bone, but justice was served only in the book. My favorite book is Smiley’s People, where he finally gets ‘Karla’. Played in the movie by Patrick Stewart no less.


    134. 138 | February 10, 2018 8:03 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Played in the movie by Patrick Stewart no less.

      A role truly befitting Patrick Stewart.


    135. Possum
      139 | February 10, 2018 9:49 pm

      Today I had a stupid day.

      The car I drive is a 2002 Lincoln Continintental the last they made. with a 4.6 engine.

      Normally I drive like an old lady.

      Power to weight ratio of a 2002 Lincoln is awesome

      Acceleration when the old girl decides to wake up when you kick down is very impressive.

      Today was a good day.

      If an assshole attempts to change lanes and get in front of me I normally slow down and let them do it.

      Today no way!

      I drive in Houston. Do not fuck with me….


    136. RIX
      140 | February 10, 2018 10:20 pm

      https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/2018-winter-olympics-red-gerard-wins-team-usas-first-gold-medal-on-slopestyle/
      First U.S medal is gold. It was won my Red Berard in snowboarding. Here’s the kicker , he is 17 years old!
      The kid acted his age in the best sense,and earned it. He will be on Fallon and the Toady show and all of
      them. He had a life changing experience and the endorsements will come,
      Great story.


    137. eaglesoars
      141 | February 10, 2018 10:27 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Do not fuck with me….

      yeah? HERE is ‘do not fuck with me’

      3 camera angles, she holds her fire when a civilian is in the way, taking fire from both inside and outside the store.

      Chicks with guns.

      https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aae_1518217453


    138. Aussie Infidel
      142 | February 10, 2018 10:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The real life equivalent of the George Smiley’s character, who I know very well, from a ‘down-under service’, doesn’t like Le Carre one bit for some reason.

      In any event, no one in the service liked the way they were portrayed in Le Carre’s books. Bill Hayden and Kim Philby cut a bit close to the bone, but justice was served only in the book.

      From observation Le Carre gives the fictional characters a partial pass. The real ones are either more deeply flawed, or they are the salt of the Earth types that you can trust your life to . There really doesn’t seem to be a middle group which is strange. Perhaps it’s the nature of the job that drives the denizens to the extremes. One thing I did notice. The higher up the ‘food chain’ the more personally ruthless the people got…. with a few very notable exceptions. The mate I alluded to being one. Most directors are total arseholes. I really don’t understand why that is.


    139. eaglesoars
      143 | February 10, 2018 10:44 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Most directors are total arseholes. I really don’t understand why that is.

      It’s because the salt of the earth types don’t kiss the appropriate political asses to make it that far. They report/answer to people whose most difficult decision is which car to tell the chauffeur to bring up. To this day, the UK is one of the most idiotically class conscious societies on the planet.

      One of the big reasons Kim Philby got away with it was because of his background and who his father was (quite an interesting guy/life). It couldn’t have been Philby because ‘he is one of us’. To this day they’ve never been able to accept the truth of what he always said: He never betrayed anyone because he was NEVER with them, he was ALWAYS with the other side. Absolutely true. But to them, he was BORN ‘with them’ and that’s the betrayal they simply cannot bear.


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