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    by lobo91 ( 67 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at November 11th, 2019 - 5:38 pm

    I would have put something up earlier, but I was busy celebrating at the oral surgeon in Albuquerque…

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    1. lobo91
      1 | November 11, 2019 5:46 pm


    2. lobo91
      2 | November 11, 2019 5:49 pm


    3. rain of lead
      3 | November 11, 2019 6:00 pm

      @ lobo91:

      those guys are awesome


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | November 11, 2019 6:28 pm

      does anybody know exactly where Aussie is? I think he really is in NZ but I’m not sure, thought I’d check. This doesn’t look good.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7672789/Sydney-residents-told-prepared-evacuate-authorities-say-save-everyone.html


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | November 11, 2019 7:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      he’s safe


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | November 11, 2019 10:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      He’s in NZ


    7. 7 | November 12, 2019 12:59 am

      This is pretty cool.

      https://youtu.be/6A30d6HEaZc


    8. coldwarrior
      8 | November 12, 2019 7:42 am

      record cold for us overnight.

      this crap gets earlier every year


    9. 9 | November 12, 2019 7:58 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      We’re sitting about 10 degrees celsius lower than normal. Two degrees colder then the previous record low. Of course the station that we get our weather readings from has only been in existence for about 15 years.


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | November 12, 2019 8:14 am

      @ PaladinPhil:
      I can see the glacier from here.


    11. coldwarrior
    12. eaglesoars
      13 | November 12, 2019 8:30 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/climate-alarmists-foiled-no-us-warming-since-2005

      I saw a piece in the NYT the other day on why climate ‘scientists’ got it ‘so wrong’. It’s happening decades faster than predicted!!

      I didn’t actually read the article because at my age, one must conserve whatever brain cells one has


    13. yenta-fada
      14 | November 12, 2019 9:23 am

      From The Hill. The ‘makers’ really are sick of the ‘takers’ in Canada. With GOOD reason. Quebec screws over all of Canada.

      “President Trump’s offer to purchase Greenland from Denmark was front-page news in August, but a better option for expanding the country’s geographic footprint would be to offer statehood to the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the interior of British Columbia.

      After the final results of the recent Canadian election, there’s likely a growing group of Western Canadians who might seriously consider that offer.

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just squeaked through the Canadian federal election with a minority government. So, with the help of the New Democratic Party, or NDP, and the Canadian Green Party, he still has the votes in Parliament to impose his carbon tax on the nation. That plan holds the power to cripple the economies of the Western provinces, all of which rely heavily on energy-intensive industries such as oil and natural gas, mining, forestry and agriculture.

      With their livelihoods at stake, many Western Canadians may be wondering whether they even belong in Canada anymore. Their concerns are based in the West’s well-established distrust of Eastern politicians who claim the right to oversee the development and disposition of Western natural resources. This time, Western separatism comes with the handy hashtag, #Wexit”.


    14. yenta-fada
      15 | November 12, 2019 9:42 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      record cold for us overnight.

      this crap gets earlier every year

      I believe the vast number of Canada geese you saw migrating a while back more than most climate scientists. Scientists hypothesize. The geese KNOW.


    15. yenta-fada
      16 | November 12, 2019 11:16 am

      Sultan Knish on Hillary’s latest book.

      The Book of Gutsy Women, a collection of feminist stories by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton about role models like eco-brat Greta Thunberg, Rachel Carson, and Bella Abzug, remembered respectively for helping revive malaria and ugly hats, is the #1 bestseller in Women’s Studies on Amazon.

      That’s about all it has going for it.

      Even in its debut, the lazy cash-in fell behind the latest Trump conspiracy tract, Rachel Maddow’s Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth. Even Maddow’s title sounds like something a crazy homeless man might yell at you while waving a cup of his own urine, so it obviously sold more than twice as many copies as Hillary’s feminist tract.

      Hillary might have taken a lesson from What Happened, which outsold her own memoirs, that her ex-base is a lot more interested in conspiracy theories about Republicans than feminist heroines. Lefties might claim that they want to read about inspiring women, but they really want to flip through a spittle-flecked rant written on tin-foil paper which blames all their problems on a vast-right wing conspiracy.


    16. yenta-fada
      17 | November 12, 2019 11:33 am

      zerohedge. Hong Kong Polce warn city on the edge of a breakdown.

      After nearly six months of protests in Hong Kong, the weekend demonstrations – which more closely resemble street skirmishes between black-clad protesters and the cops – have grown increasingly violent, people are being seriously wounded and even killed on both sides. And this week, protesters have apparently committed to another escalation: they’ve taken to the streets to disrupt HK’s public transportation during Monday and Tuesday, forcing businesses to close and schools to cancel.

      Hong Kong policed warned on Tuesday that the city is now “on the brink of total collapse” after a second straight day of violence and chaos. The MTR, Hong Kong’s subway network, closed several stations and reduced the frequency of trains to cope with the demonstrations.


    17. 18 | November 12, 2019 11:58 am

      It appears that everyone is freaking out because the Supreme Court is allowing the lawsuit against Remington by the Newtown parents to go forward and not granting cert under the 2005 law that gives gun owners immunity from lawsuits over use of their products.

      There are a thousand different reasons for the Supreme Court to let this play out. First of all, it’s a state case and should proceed accordingly. Second, better to have a final judgment on which to base a ruling than, essentially, a case not yet adjudicated. Remember, they took up the cause of the gay baker only AFTER he was found liable to the snots who sued him.

      Also, while I understand that the parents rightfully want to blame SOMEONE for the horror of that day, and the monster who committed it is dead, I would very much be surprised if a jury found Remington liable.


    18. 19 | November 12, 2019 12:00 pm

      What I am curious about is why the defendants didn’t remove this case to federal court under diversity jurisdiction. Then they would have had a better argument for a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss under the 2005 law.


    19. lobo91
      20 | November 12, 2019 12:03 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I had to explain that to someone earlier.

      The case hasn’t even been heard yet


    20. lobo91
      21 | November 12, 2019 12:04 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      What I am curious about is why the defendants didn’t remove this case to federal court under diversity jurisdiction. Then they would have had a better argument for a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss under the 2005 law.

      I think Remington’s attorneys were hoping to get SCOTUS to extend the PLCAA protections to state courts.


    21. 22 | November 12, 2019 12:21 pm

      @ lobo91:

      There’s a part of me that wonders if the Supreme Court simply wants these parents to have their day in court. There’s time for appeal if the jury finds the manufacturer guilty.

      Plus, I’m sure the defendants will file a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict if the jury finds for the plaintiffs. Basically it says the jury ignored the law, ignored the evidence and got it wrong. Judge can overturn jury verdict – that becomes subject for the appeal, and it can go up all the way.

      Also, the Supreme Court is more likely to allow the parties to have their day in court at this stage rather than not permit it.


    22. 23 | November 12, 2019 1:36 pm

      Adam Schiff is threatening GOP members of the Intelligence Committee with an Ethics Committee investigation if they talk about the Weaselblower.

      Schiffty’s in it up to his pencil neck. Now that we know his name, all sorts of comprising information is coming out about this jerk. Schiffty is starting to worry that his ridiculous cast of characters are going to be eviserated by the GOP in the hearings.

      I hope they do what they’ve hinted at – reassign Jim Jordan temporarily to the Intelligence Committee. Schiffty’s worst nightmare.


    23. yenta-fada
      24 | November 12, 2019 2:27 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      In 2016, Ciaramella showed up in the White House logs 200 times. It may have been a bit longer period, but my jaw dropped when I saw that. I’ll see if I can find the link, but he was using the revolving door./


    24. yenta-fada
      25 | November 12, 2019 2:30 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      Breaking news on weaselblower.

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/icig-complaint-ukraine-whistleblower


    25. yenta-fada
      26 | November 12, 2019 2:38 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      Yep. Obama White House in 2016 logs 200 Ciaramella visits.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/update-whistleblower-eric-ciaramalla-hosted-jan-19-2016-wh-mtg-w-soros-lackey-same-day-ukraine-told-in-wh-mtg-to-fire-prosecutor-investigating-hunter-biden/

      ‘Soros lackey’is something we’d all like evidence for. OTOH, the Obama White House was stuffed to the gills with Soros lackeys. That malignant piece of protoplasm & offspring really deserve the now common term ‘Nazi’.


    26. 27 | November 12, 2019 4:23 pm

      Has anyone seen that ridiculous “paywall” that Twitchy has put up for certain stories? People are getting annoyed.


    27. rain of lead
      28 | November 12, 2019 5:51 pm

      hey y’all


    28. 29 | November 12, 2019 6:35 pm

      Looks like Jim Jordan HAS been assigned to the Intelligence Committee.
      Hope Schiffty brings his tap shoes tomorrow.


    29. RIX
      30 | November 12, 2019 6:43 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Has anyone seen that ridiculous “paywall” that Twitchy has put up for certain stories? People are getting annoyed.

      Yup, so I don’t go there as often.


    30. Aussie Infidel
      31 | November 12, 2019 7:40 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Looks like Jim Jordan HAS been assigned to the Intelligence Committee.
      Hope Schiffty brings his tap shoes tomorrow.

      Fantastic news

      This should have happened ages ago!


    31. Aussie Infidel
      32 | November 12, 2019 7:50 pm

      Cardinal George Pell gets his day in court.

      Only 1 in 10 cases on appeal to the Supreme court of Australia. get to be heard. Pell’s case made the cut thank God!

      Now let’s see what a full bench of Federal Judges make of this Victoria State court of appeals Kangaroo Court travesty of justice.

      🙂

      In the meantime Cardinal Pell has been locked up isolation for 9 months, denied full access to visitors and very limited access to his lawyers, kept in solitary confinement, denied the ability to say Mass or receive communion and spends his time in his assigned job pulling weeds from the prison yard whenever it is empty. At least now he actually gets out of his cell occasionally to do this job. The State of Victoria (the Peoples’ Socialist Republik of Victoria) ( akin to Ca on steroids)is a cruel place for anyone that they perceive as their ideological enemy!


    32. coldwarrior
      33 | November 12, 2019 8:42 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      i’m starting to think that people are liberals because they have not had enough hardship and pain and difficulty in their lives. it’s easy to gaze at one’s navel when one has enough calories to eat and clean water to drink

      when life is easy, humans lose their minds.


    33. AZfederalist
      34 | November 12, 2019 9:03 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Has anyone seen that ridiculous “paywall” that Twitchy has put up for certain stories? People are getting annoyed.

      Salem communications fouls up everything it touches. It screwed up HotAir, it is now screwing up Twitchy. Michelle Malkin is good at coming up with good ideas and cashing in on them but the people who have bought her stuff have no concept of who their audience is.

      Twitchy is interesting, but it’s not a worth it to pay for it site, it’s a site that should let ad revenue drive it. …. and they don’t have to be intrusive ads., If these places would just use in-line ads, they’d be fine


    34. AZfederalist
      35 | November 12, 2019 9:05 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      i’m starting to think that people are liberals because they have not had enough hardship and pain and difficulty in their lives. it’s easy to gaze at one’s navel when one has enough calories to eat and clean water to drink

      when life is easy, humans lose their minds.

      Some people become lazy, complacent, and feel a sense of entitlement when they are in that state rather than appreciating that such a state is highly unusual when viewed both historically and globally.


    35. lobo91
      37 | November 12, 2019 9:19 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Some people become lazy, complacent, and feel a sense of entitlement when they are in that state rather than appreciating that such a state is highly unusual when viewed both historically and globally.

      Most Americans have never seen anything outside the major city where they live, much less what the rest of the world is like. To them, the end of the world is not having access to 5G internet for an hour or two.


    36. eaglesoars
      38 | November 12, 2019 9:54 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      the end of the world is not having access to 5G internet for an hour or two.

      um……….


    37. eaglesoars
      39 | November 12, 2019 9:56 pm

      I did not see anything from Burr himself, just a tweet about it, but apparently he announced that the hearings will be 6-8 weeks, 6 days a week from 12:30-6:30.

      IOW wall-to-wall.


    38. eaglesoars
      40 | November 12, 2019 9:58 pm

      What a great idea! Remove Trump by secret ballot!

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/12/path-to-removing-donald-trump-from-office-229911

      This is when I REALLY miss Iron Fist. He could always talk me off the ledge.


    39. yenta-fada
      41 | November 12, 2019 10:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      What a great idea! Remove Trump by secret ballot!

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/12/path-to-removing-donald-trump-from-office-229911

      This is when I REALLY miss Iron Fist. He could always talk me off the ledge.

      I was thinking about him last week. I know you lost a personal friend, but he talked to everyone and had a huge presence here.
      A complex man with extraordinary observations and goals. We were lucky to have him.


    40. yenta-fada
      42 | November 12, 2019 10:27 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Ravenous drooling jackal hacks are keeping Trump from realizing his election promises. First American slow grating constant coup and no headlines to match.


    41. yenta-fada
      43 | November 12, 2019 10:28 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      the end of the world is not having access to 5G internet for an hour or two.

      um……….

      I can do half an hour. 🙂


    42. yenta-fada
      44 | November 12, 2019 10:35 pm

      I’m not following the DACA story, but the “wise Latina” opens up her big fat yap.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/12/sotomayor-at-daca-oral-arguments-this-is-about-our-choice-to-destroy-lives/


    43. eaglesoars
      45 | November 12, 2019 11:47 pm

      what is this about?

      Air Force shifts Middle East command center from Qatar to South Carolina

      https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force/air-force-shifts-middle-east-command-center-from-qatar-to-south-carolina-1.601074


    44. Aussie Infidel
      46 | November 13, 2019 12:15 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      when life is easy, humans lose their minds.

      I really think that you’re correct mate!


    45. lobo91
      47 | November 13, 2019 12:16 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      what is this about?

      It was a test, to see if they could run things remotely in the event that the forward command center is taken off-line.

      Seems to have worked.


    46. Aussie Infidel
      48 | November 13, 2019 12:23 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      It was a test, to see if they could run things remotely in the event that the forward command center is taken off-line.

      Which given that is Qatar that we are talking about … is highly likely.

      It’s always good to have a plan B

      … and a C, D, & E as well!

      🙂


    47. 49 | November 13, 2019 1:49 am

      @ The Barbarian:
      Yeah, that was my thought as well. There will be precedent set.

      What’s next? Sue the DMV for auto fatalities?


    48. 50 | November 13, 2019 1:52 am

      Candace Owens was interviewed by Sebastian Gorka 11 November 2019.
      (Unfortunately there are commercial interruptions.)

      https://omny.fm/shows/america-first-with-sebastian-gorka/america-first-with-sebastian-gorka-11-11-hour-2?in_playlist=america-first-with-sebastian-gorka!podcast


    49. rain of lead
      51 | November 13, 2019 7:03 am

      morning y’all
      tis a balmy 16 deg here in middle tn
      with sneaux on the ground

      gorebull warming indeed


    50. coldwarrior
      52 | November 13, 2019 7:17 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all
      tis a balmy 16 deg here in middle tn
      with sneaux on the ground

      gorebull warming indeed

      10f and snow. wind chills were 0f.

      its colder because of global warming.

      n’at.


    51. RIX
      54 | November 13, 2019 7:43 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/11/12/greatest-farce-on-earth-dems-will-not-like-ny-posts-cover-pre-mocking-adam-schiff-companys-open-impeachment-hearing-circus/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning. You have to see today’s NY Post front page. Required viewing.


    52. coldwarrior
      55 | November 13, 2019 7:52 am

      @ RIX:

      i like it


    53. coldwarrior
      56 | November 13, 2019 8:03 am

      everyone gets their 15 minutes.

      ms hitler is getting hers

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/freaking-brilliant-greta-will-not-be-happy-about-this/


    54. RIX
      57 | November 13, 2019 8:16 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Then you will like this.
      The Baby Trump balloon slasher has an eloquent quip.


    55. RIX
      58 | November 13, 2019 8:17 am

      RIX wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Then you will like this.
      The Baby Trump balloon slasher has an eloquent quip.

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/man-who-slashed-baby-trump-balloon-first-time-liberals-mad-about-chopping-up-a-baby
      Here it is.


    56. RIX
      59 | November 13, 2019 8:19 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      everyone gets their 15 minutes.

      ms hitler is getting hers

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/freaking-brilliant-greta-will-not-be-happy-about-this/

      A human rights violation!


    57. 60 | November 13, 2019 9:10 am

      RIX wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      everyone gets their 15 minutes.

      ms hitler is getting hers

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/freaking-brilliant-greta-will-not-be-happy-about-this/

      A human rights violation!

      The ones I feel the MOST sorry for are people in office buildings that will be forced to look at her ugly mug all day from their office windows. Although, judging from the location as far as I can determine from the nearby buildings, it will probably be the people staying in the downtown hotels at Union Street.

      I expect to see a lawsuit to have it removed. By the Tourism Board.


    58. 61 | November 13, 2019 9:17 am

      And so the Schiffty sh*tshow begins this morning. So….russian collusion didn’t work; obstruction didn’t work, quid pro quo didn’t work; extortion is apparently not flying, so the new word is bribery.

      Of course, there isn’t a WORD in that transcript that says “I’ll GIVE you this if you do that.” There isn’t a WORD in that transcript that says “I WON’T give you this if you DON’T do that.”

      However, we do have a really cool videotape that says “you have six hours to fire the prosecutor or I’m leaving here with the money.” Wonder if Schiffty is working overtime to get Trump’s head photoshopped in.


    59. 62 | November 13, 2019 9:23 am

      I’m keeping my earphones in my ears this morning. My office is right next to the break room and the TV shares my wall. I know the cheering libturds in my office will have the hearings on full volume and wander in and out to watch.

      Music or Andy Wilkow? I’m thinking music. Lots of Vivaldi.


    60. eaglesoars
      63 | November 13, 2019 9:47 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      I am not at all sanguine that this goes to the Senate to die. The rules for conviction there are risible. Two thirds of the members present/votes cast. 6 Senators could show up, 4 vote yes, done.

      Grassley is sending out tweets about the AWOL IG report, wants a leaker, andy leaker, to please contact him to tell him IF the rpt will EVER be released.

      They are not going thru this shit show in the House for nothing.


    61. 64 | November 13, 2019 10:02 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Of course, if any indictments come down from the IG or Durham reports, the claim is going to be this is all nothing but revenge by Trump against the Mueller investigation.

      Saw on Twitter that the every GOP subpoena was denied by Schiff.


    62. 65 | November 13, 2019 10:13 am

      Bill Taylor is the lead-off witness? The one who’s only contribution to this whole affair is his being the last person in a game of State Department Telephone?


    63. 66 | November 13, 2019 10:19 am

      Steve Castor is handling the questioning for the GOP for the hearings apparently. I understand the “prosecutor” for the Dems is an idiot who believes that the Mueller Report shows collusion.


    64. 67 | November 13, 2019 10:50 am

      I’ve stuck up a new thread for today Ringling Bros. extravaganza.


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