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  • Ponder, open. And some Impeachment n’at. yinz.

    by coldwarrior ( 61 Comments › )
    Filed under Music, Open thread at November 20th, 2019 - 11:47 pm

    I dreamed.

    I did. I came home after this night shift, off for two days. So I crashed with phoebe the blog dog on the big assed bean bag in the living room. Mrs Coldwarrior got the kids off to school and then went to the gym. All is good.

    I dreamed. I was at james street, north side of PGH, hanging out with an old friend who played a great guitar..

    i woke around noon, i mentioned to her about my dream. she stated that she dreamt of the same guy the night before.

    we were both heavy into the care of him as he presented and then passed. I guess he wanted to pay us a visit.

    enjoy:

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    61 Responses to “Ponder, open. And some Impeachment n’at. yinz.”
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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | November 20, 2019 11:55 pm


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | November 21, 2019 12:02 am

      because


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | November 21, 2019 12:05 am

      CMU.. 😆


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | November 21, 2019 12:07 am

      😆

      http://faisal.com/geek/guns.html

      i loved grad school


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | November 21, 2019 12:16 am

      this was breath-takingly perfect

      my girls love it


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | November 21, 2019 12:21 am


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | November 21, 2019 12:27 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Dorian can give light on this


    8. coldwarrior
      8 | November 21, 2019 12:40 am

      Gretsch…that sound


    9. coldwarrior
      9 | November 21, 2019 12:59 am


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | November 21, 2019 1:03 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      😆

      we saw professor milo, live!

      he has a suburban home!

      Aukerman attended Mira Costa High School, with fellow members of the Descendents.[3] He holds a doctorate in biology from UC San Diego,[4] conducted postdoctoral research in molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly worked as a plant researcher at DuPont and as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware.[5][6][7] In a 2016 interview with Spin, Aukerman announced that he decided to quit researching in favor of doing music full-time.[8]


    11. Possum
      11 | November 21, 2019 1:12 am

      I am an asshole, I admit it.

      Not letting coldwarrior get the side bar.

      No way!


    12. yenta-fada
      12 | November 21, 2019 3:01 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      You have enough girls at home to start up a band. They been in music appreciation home schooling since before they could talk. 🙂 Your time is limited, but sing along with records and percussion doesn’t take much practice.

      There is a noise factor for drums though. Harmonica? No cowbell.


    13. Aussie Infidel
      13 | November 21, 2019 5:17 am

      Eagles.
      What we were c hatting about yesterday

      Australia’s (and NZ’s) decision to choose either security or prosperity.

      To choose prosperity as South Korea has means that Seoul dumps the US as its security partner.

      To choose security means that Australia has to totally re-engineer its economy away from Beijing and towards the US , the UK and EU. It also has to decide how to handle the 5% of its population who are ethnic Chinese most of which were born in China!

      Enjoy Eagles

      https://www.pickeringpost.com/david-hilton/14305/china-stealing-military-secrets/

      CW might find it interesting as well.

      The next obvious question is when and how does Australia ( & NZ ) frealign their economies when the US appears not particularly interested.


    14. coldwarrior
      14 | November 21, 2019 7:07 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      😆

      the eldest, the puti…is doing sax andpiano.

      the twins, violon and drums.

      gonna be some weird jazz zumthin


    15. coldwarrior
      15 | November 21, 2019 7:08 am

      Possum wrote:

      I am an asshole, I admit it.

      Not letting coldwarrior get the side bar.

      No way!

      i smashed that side bar.

      on purpose.

      🙂


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | November 21, 2019 7:14 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      there hasnt been an original idea in china since gun powder.

      they are scrwed if the creative western world quits allowing this theft. but the bribes are sure tantalizing.


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | November 21, 2019 9:54 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      News of The Thousand Talents Program is all over the place now (except MSM, natch).

      The Aussie/NZ crew won’t find its center until it figures out that demonizing the US is not a strategy. Getting into bed with China doesn’t mean you’ve just fucked the U.S.

      Anti-Americanism is a well-worn trope these days. Back before there WAS a United States, the snots in Europe were busy finding reasons to look down on us. There’s a story, perhaps apocryphal, about conversation during a dinner in Paris. Jefferson, Franklin, etc. some others I don’t recall, and some French they needed to beg money from.

      The American continent was well known as a place where species went to devolve, become ‘backwards’, and shrink. Said the French. So why should we give you money?

      Franklin invited everyone around the table to stand.

      And that ended that.

      A wonderful book about how the US is viewed globally is The Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought. Written by James Ceaser, prof poli sci, Univ. Va.

      https://smile.amazon.com/Reconstructing-America-Symbol-Modern-Thought/dp/0300070535/ref=sr_1_5?crid=FD69XW9NSY22&keywords=james+ceaser&qid=1574347373&s=books&sprefix=James+Ceas%2Caps%2C144&sr=1-5

      When I was just beginning the work I do now, I stumbled on this book. I contacted Ceaser and he could NOT have been more generous with his thinking on the psychology of the EU and its positioning toward the U.S., etc.

      So The Thousand Talents thing is -as CW says – not new in terms of political history. Hating America, hating Jews…it’s the same pathology.

      I don’t think ‘hate’ has ever been looked at as a functional good. We’ve always said ‘hate is bad’ but never asked why, if it’s so horrid, we somehow can’t get rid of it.

      Because it serves a purpose.


    18. 18 | November 21, 2019 1:39 pm

      Can I ask a question? Did Sonderland field a single question yesterday about this 5-minute phone call that Holmes is endlessly testifying about today?


    19. Aussie Infidel
      19 | November 21, 2019 3:42 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Aussie/NZ crew won’t find its center until it figures out that demonizing the US is not a strategy. Getting into bed with China doesn’t mean you’ve just fucked the U.S.

      Don’t get all thin skinned guys.

      Nobody’s hating on the US from ‘down-under’ . Far from it. Please don’t lump our two nation States in with the eggs from the EU and the US inferiority complex with the UK over parentage. We have the same issues here.

      The $64,000 question is how a huge continental sized State ( plus a little brother with sibling rivalry issues) but with a population just 1/12th the size of the US can survive based on it’s need to trade to prosper. And with a tiny home market that precludes , like the US the ability to stand alone with economies of scale.

      The only way for Australia and NZ to survive is to trade and not be too choosy as to who we trade with , such is the economic requirement. The ‘down-under economies were trashed overnight when Britain joined the EU. Trade with the US was slowly built as a possible alternative however other trade outlets included the EU with serious limitations, and emerging Asia. Finally China’s growth 20 years ago enabled Australia and to a lesser extent NZ to trade profitably and prosper.

      Trade with the US was always difficult because of the inbuilt trade restrictions and barriers to trade erected by US special interest groups. Even Australias so called Free trade Agreement with the US is a nonsense as those special interests in the US have screwed the hell out of Australian traders for crass local political reasons. The divorcing of Strategic considerations of international trade relationships has always been a serious flaw in US trading policy.

      Now we have the serious decision to make. Become prosperous by building up trade with the Chinese but also becoming a vassal state OR maintain our security by continuing to aligning with the US but ending up a LOT poorer as a consequence. South Korea has made the choice of getting into bed with China and going for the money. Even the Japanese are considering a similar accommodation with China. The rest of the small state in Asia will make the same decisions and China is just purchasing the elites of the SW Pacific micro-states for chump change.

      Suddenly the US is finding that China is winning it’s proxy war with the US in the Asia/ Pacific by NOT FIGHTING but by buying influence with fiat cash! Xi is using Sun Tsu’s tactic of winning by not fighting but by subsuming the battlefield without firing a shot. Suddenly the US strategic oceanic barrier to the west just halved, and Hawaii is going to be on the front line.

      Both Australia and NZ need FAIR TRADE to survive. Only the US can guarantee that in the Pacific hemisphere given the closing of the EU and the Chinese trading substation of much of Asia.

      Give us a break here guys. We don’t hate the US. That’s just 1776 pride, a whiff of anti-Olde World inferiority complex and paranoia. We’re cousins and we need you guys to treat us more like family and not jerks to be conned and gulled on trade on which our very existence depends.
      🙂


    20. yenta-fada
      20 | November 21, 2019 4:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      the eldest, the puti…is doing sax andpiano.

      the twins, violon and drums.

      gonna be some weird jazz zumthin

      The iolin, piano, and drums can go with almost anything. I would think an alto sax in particular would have flexibility, but I’m no expert on the wind section. Here’s a full orchestra for your first libation of the day. Celtic Thunder.., gorgeous

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FExIWex_vc


    21. eaglesoars
      21 | November 21, 2019 4:26 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      lots to answer, but I’m exhausted taking care of Mia, so I’ll get to it later.

      stopped by to post this.

      Trump reminds everybody who is actually the boss

      The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1197507542726909952?

      And apparently Cold Play has canceled their world tour because ‘climate change’

      which is total garbage, my guess is they didn’t sell the tickets they needed to cover the cost


    22. yenta-fada
      22 | November 21, 2019 4:27 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Not the full orchestra. Got it mixed up with another of theirs. You got yer strings, winds, drums, keyboard. The sound is very rich. Sweet soul music comes in so many forms. “Lord have mercy on us” sung in the Irish language.


    23. 23 | November 21, 2019 5:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yep. Ticket sales didn’t cover the cost for sure.
      Don’t alienate your audience, folks. Ask Sean Penn how his career is going.


    24. eaglesoars
      24 | November 21, 2019 5:37 pm

      I didn’t watch the hearings today. Apparently, this woman, Fiona somebody, made quite an impression. Looking like Cruella DeVille may be part of it. And I gather there’s a very posh accent. Someone got a story planted in NYT about how she has been Super Chick since birth

      As an 11-year-old, Hill’s friends said she used her bare hands to put out a fire set to one of her pigtails by a male classmate, and proceeded to finish a test she was in the middle of taking.

      https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/471516-story-from-fiona-hills-childhood-goes-viral-during-her


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | November 21, 2019 5:40 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      Touring is hideously expensive. There are few bands that can pull it off. The Stones. Maybe Kiss. Brooks & Dunn stopped a few years ago.


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | November 21, 2019 6:14 pm

      Horowitz report out on Dec 9.

      This time I believe it


    27. AZfederalist
      27 | November 21, 2019 7:39 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Wow, released in 1985. I’m old.


    28. RIX
      28 | November 21, 2019 7:44 pm

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/bernie-sanders-announces-new-timeline-to-avoid-climate-change-catastrophe
      @ Daily Wire
      Ok we’re done. Comrade Bernie reveals that due to climate change we only have eight maybe nine years left!
      We’re toast (get it?”)
      Do the smart thing, apply for a ton of credit cards and partay.
      Turn it into a positive.


    29. eaglesoars
      29 | November 21, 2019 9:45 pm

      “China has the genomic sequence of every single person that’s been gene typed in the U.S., and they’re developing bioweapons that only affect Caucasians.”

      http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/11/21/its-probably-nothing-23/

      I don’t know why they bother, we’re all dead in 8-9 years anyway


    30. eaglesoars
      30 | November 21, 2019 10:15 pm

      CNN is updating its ‘altered document’ reporting

      CNN updates its story: it’s a former FBI line attorney.

      People are guessing it’s Sally Moyer.

      note FORMER. She’s no longer with the FBI

      https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1197706104530259969


    31. eaglesoars
      31 | November 21, 2019 10:31 pm

      good

      JUST IN: Covington Catholic teen’s $275 million lawsuit against NBCUniversal can proceed, judge rules

      https://twitter.com/WashTimes/status/1197710485854011392


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | November 21, 2019 10:51 pm

      crimeny

      Asked whether attacks on Lt. Col. Vindman had a “tinge of anti-Semitism,” Fiona Hill says, “Certainly when they involve George Soros.”

      “The trope against Mr. Soros was also created for political purpose. This is the new ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'”

      https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1197621725879422977

      I can’t find his tweet now, But Sean Davis (The Federalist) said Fiona Hill worked for Soros/Open Society Org at one point.


    33. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      33 | November 22, 2019 12:18 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      crimeny

      Asked whether attacks on Lt. Col. Vindman had a “tinge of anti-Semitism,” Fiona Hill says, “Certainly when they involve George Soros.”

      “The trope against Mr. Soros was also created for political purpose. This is the new ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’”

      https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1197621725879422977

      I can’t find his tweet now, But Sean Davis (The Federalist) said Fiona Hill worked for Soros/Open Society Org at one point.

      These open society people need to be in jail. Every one of them is perfectly aware of the fact they are trying to undermine and destroy the country, they are not just clueless cogs.


    34. Aussie Infidel
      34 | November 22, 2019 2:09 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Now that’s interesting !

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


    35. eaglesoars
      37 | November 22, 2019 8:48 am

      Here’s the Sean Davis tweet on Fiona Hill I couldn’t find last night

      Hill worked for Soros at his Open Society Institute, which helped fund anti-Trump election meddling efforts in Ukraine in 2016, for more than 6 years.

      https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1197623691091140609

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Now that’s interesting !

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

      Spaulding is a good guy. I’ve got one of his books (that’s I haven’t read yet, on my list)


    36. eaglesoars
      38 | November 22, 2019 9:08 am

      Looks like Virginia is waking up

      Another local area has been declared a Second Amendment sanctuary.

      The Giles County Board of Supervisors approved it with a 5-0 vote Thursday night.

      Giles County joins Appomattox, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Patrick and Pittsylvania counties in the designation. Franklin and Pulaski counties are considering the measure.

      https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2019/11/22/giles-county-declared-second-amendment-sanctuary-after-5-0-vote/


    37. 39 | November 22, 2019 1:06 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      Also worth noting that according to reports, this Soros’ outfit was on the list that Yavanobitch gave to Ukraine officials of organizations they were NOT to investigate.


    38. eaglesoars
      40 | November 22, 2019 1:26 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      Also worth noting that according to reports, this Soros’ outfit was on the list that Yavanobitch gave to Ukraine officials of organizations they were NOT to investigate.

      Thanks, I didn’t know that one.

      Tennessee people aren’t waiting

      Commissioners voted in favor of a resolution declaring Sullivan County a Second Amendment sanctuary.

      Commissioners Gary Stidham and Hunter Locke sponsored the resolution. It passes amid concern from citizen advocates, other states enforcing red flag laws and proposed gun control legislation across the state line in Virginia.
      .
      .
      “In a state like Tennessee, it’s very unlikely that will happen, but we’re really not talking about a constitutional issue, we’re talking about a political decision from the people of these counties,” Harris noted.

      https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/sullivan-co-commissioners-declare-the-county-a-second-amendment-sanctuary/51-22ea09e9-d666-4886-be4b-23e1b33912f4


    39. 41 | November 22, 2019 1:37 pm

      If I were all those Democrat hearsay witnesses, I’d be sweating serious bullets right now. Because if this absurdity goes to the SENATE, they aren’t going to have Schiffty McPencilneck and the other Democrat nitwits, including Eric “Fartacus” Swalwell, running interference for their garbage testimony.

      Schiffty isn’t going to be able to protect his weaselblower either. They’ll subpoena Cheatamella, and half of Schiffty’s staff and grill them on how this so-called complaint came about. And there’s nothing Schiffty can do – after all, supposedly HE doesn’t know the identity of the weaselblower, right?


    40. eaglesoars
      42 | November 22, 2019 2:08 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      And there’s nothing Schiffty can do –

      wait. I read something about a Senate rule that restricts witnesses the Majority can call, and people were wondering if McConnell would change it.

      I’ll see if I can find it.


    41. eaglesoars
      43 | November 22, 2019 2:26 pm

      Here’s the best I can find on it, and it’s really not clear. It seems that in order to get witnesses up there, everybody gets to VOTE on it.

      http://www.startribune.com/tactical-edge-will-shift-to-gop-in-senate-impeachment-trial/564929672/


    42. 44 | November 22, 2019 2:52 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I recall Levin bending a pretzel and finding a way around the rules. Boy, what a one-sided article. What hearings were these Nimrods watching?

      I’m thinking that Pelosi either 1) does NOT subject this to a vote for formal impeachment proceedings (remember – this is ONLY a inquiry so far) to begin in the House Judiciary Committee, where Schiff doesn’t reign supreme, and where they would be hard-pressed NOT to employ the same rules followed for Nixon and Clinton, or 2) DOES call for a formal impeachment inquiry vote and those Democrats in shaky districts vote against it and she doesn’t get her majority. Keeps them safe and she, Schiffty, Nadler and the rest are still heroes for trying to impeach Trump.

      It would not even surprise me if she first calls for a VOICE vote to keep House members out of electoral jeopardy.


    43. eaglesoars
      45 | November 22, 2019 3:35 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      It would not even surprise me if she first calls for a VOICE vote to keep House members out of electoral jeopardy.

      That’s a good point!


    44. 46 | November 22, 2019 3:35 pm

      The impeachment hearings in a nutshell:

      Be sure to follow the chyron at the bottom. Also funny.


    45. eaglesoars
      47 | November 22, 2019 4:44 pm

      !st Lt. Clint Lawrence was pardoned by Trump.

      Generals in the Pentagon refused to obey the order. He was stuck in prison for 6 hours.

      Somebody needs to be busted out of the military.

      Lawrence is on Larry O’Conner now


    46. eaglesoars
      48 | November 22, 2019 5:04 pm

      another romaine lettuce alert. From Salenas Valley and if the point of origin isn’t on the label, hard pass.


    47. eaglesoars
      49 | November 22, 2019 5:27 pm

      new leak to the NYT. If NYT piece is accurate, Horowitz blames everything on sloppy, lower level staffers. No bias

      The IG report coming out next month is expected to make no finding that COMEY, MCCABE or STRZOK acted on anti-Trump political bias in Russia probe, per NYT

      https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1197983936330252289

      Which is consistent with Horowitz’s previous reports, where he found ‘no bad intent’ and ‘failure to follow procedure’


    48. eaglesoars
      50 | November 22, 2019 5:43 pm

      This is a great attempt at bait-switch if you haven’t been paying attention

      Per the Times, the IG report also indicates that MIFSUD is *not* an FBI informant and no evidence from CIA or Steele Dossier were used to open Russia probe — a claim Trump and allies have made for years.

      https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1197984893298450434

      Nobody ever said Mifsud was FBI. Nobody w/any common sense. He was just a western intel informant. HALPER is the FBI guy. Don’t get me started on the dossier BS.


    49. eaglesoars
      51 | November 22, 2019 5:54 pm

      Why are these guys always so dorky looking?

      Kevin Clinesmith

      Mueller Lawyer With Anti-Trump Bias Is Identified As Ex-FBI Official Facing FISA Criminal Investigation

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/438104-mueller-lawyer-with-anti-trump-bias-is-identified-as-ex-fbi-official-facing-fisa-criminal-investigation/


    50. rain of lead
      52 | November 22, 2019 6:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      hey, did u cheka da email?


    51. eaglesoars
      53 | November 22, 2019 6:11 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      hey, did u cheka da email?

      oh yes, thank you! I’ve been under the weather (I seem to have picked up whatever Mia is incubating) so haven’t been as responsive as I should be. Comcast. got it.


    52. eaglesoars
      54 | November 22, 2019 6:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      !st Lt. Clint Lawrence was pardoned by Trump.

      I’ve misspelled his name

      LORANCE


    53. rain of lead
      55 | November 22, 2019 6:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      also, find out the local phone co, don’t know who that would be,
      they also do cable and internet


    54. 56 | November 22, 2019 6:44 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Garbage on so many levels. No one said the Steele Dossier was used to open the probe. It was used to obtain the FISA Warrant, which was used to obtain wiretaps.


    55. eaglesoars
      57 | November 22, 2019 6:49 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      also, find out the local phone co, don’t know who that would be,
      they also do cable and internet

      yeah I don’t even know if my cellphone carrier is down there.

      just fyi: Hubby has his own sources. Durham can’t get any good info, everything has been deep sixed/destroyed/slow walked As of now, his report isn’t expected until after the 2020 election.


    56. eaglesoars
      58 | November 22, 2019 6:52 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      It was used to obtain the FISA Warrant, which was used to obtain wiretaps.

      Can anybody see the byline(s) on the NYT report? Tell me who it is, please.

      So far, most of what I’ve seen stated as fact finding is just plain wrong.

      Altho it may be true about not laying a hand on Comey, et. al., given Horowitz’s past performance.


    57. 4_Sticks
      60 | November 23, 2019 9:50 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      +29 secs:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMGodM0zm8k

      I literally love this version better than the original (see what I did there ?).


    58. 4_Sticks
      61 | November 23, 2019 10:00 pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJO7bcRVPvI


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