Teh Squeaky Wheel
Heh! (I’ll need more coffee before I can properly groan at Mac’s thread pic.)
For TeX and Sven:
Good morning, Fatwa. Just having my first coffee here as well.
I think I need a safe space from mornings.
Good morning Mac, Fatwa, and GN,
Watching the talking heads this morning going on about Hillary!’s emails and that she did/never did receive classified emails on her private server.
Here’s where I’m confused: if she never, ever, not in a million years ever received classified information via email, then how was classified information given to her? Or the U.S. Secretary of State never needed classified materials in the performance of her job?
What am I missing here?
You just need more of that sweet, sweet Kool-aid.
Hai, Mac and Sven!
Me, too; hee!
OTOH, despite getting up at 7:00 this morning (which is “sleeping-in” for me lately), I also knew that leftover steak fajitas awaited. (We took FTR and her family out for her birfday dinner last night.)
Teh fajitas provided a little additional motivation; just had a light “brunch” of same; looking forward to more later.
Riffing off of Mac’s Kool-Aid comment:
Ouch. But funny.
“I knew this decision would come because of my slight advantage of understanding NYC and what and how Trump has done what no one on the planet could have done with such success. No one man, no corporation. Not Bloomberg with his 34 Billion and his insider Jewish advantages who hasn’t built diddly squat and leases space and does not own, nor did he design the so-called Bloomberg Tower, because he can’t build what Donald does.”
What is an “insider Jewish advantage” and how much do they cost?
I sure don’t know. Funny how even a relatively small community like Joooos has a caste system; guess I’m an untouchable. (And not the “heroic” Eliot Ness type, dang it.)
Off topic but I think I have become a Peter Ortiz fanboy groupie.
I was watching my copy of Rio Grande, a John Ford, John Wayne western. This was John Ford’s last western and I think it is one of the finest westerns made. There is a minor character who always intrigued me, a tall elegant officer with a French name, Capt. St. Jacques , that wears an eye patch. I decided to look him up and see if he was in other movies, ( I spend many hours on IMDB). It turned out he was in many movies that I have or know but always small parts, most often unaccredited. He has been in many of Ford’s movies as Ford was in the OSS.
This actor, Peter Ortiz, speaks five languages fluently, was born in New York City, Was not just in the French Foreign Legion but was the youngest Sergent in it, was not just a US Marine, but was the most decorated officer, was in the Maquis, and was in the OSS in France. Any one of these earns you solid bads$$ cred but all four??? If a writer had a character like this it would be considered too fantastic. There have been two movies based on his exploits. In one a character based on him is played by by Cornel Wilde. A reviewer was complaining about the complex background of the character and asking why they did not just have him being a Frenchman, obviously not realizing the unrealistic character was because he was based on a real American.
While in France with the OSS he spent time in a bar where he picked up info from German officers. One night one of the officers damned FDR, then damned the USA, then really stepped in it and cursed the United States Marines. Ortiz excused himself, went back to his apartment, put on his Marine uniform complete with decorations, threw on a raincoat, and returned to the bar. He bought a round and then threw off the raincoat. He pointed his pistol at each of the German officers in turn and made them drink to FDR, then he bought another round and made them drink to the United States, then finally the Marine Corp. He then backed out of the bar and disappeared. What fiction writer would get away with having a character do that?
I am not well read on this but I do think this is the only guy I know of that could out bada$$ Christopher Lee.
Thanks, Mac: an interesting guy. From back in the age when actors had lives and careers before they became actors.
I hope there is not a Linkedin endorsement for being a fanboy groupie.
Darn, I though fer sure you would know, Fatwa. More Trump-supporter wisdom:
“To traverse it and succeed at any level is amazing. To create projects and see them to fruition, a vision-to-reality, risking hundreds of millions of dollars and your brand every time is astounding. To do it time and again. To transform Mid-town, downtown, West Side, Upper West Side, East Side, is stuff of heroic fiction. Like going to the Moon and Mars on the same rocket, planting flags on both that can be seen from Earth on a clear day.”
Yes, Trump’s achievements are right up there with the Normandy invasion, Lewis and Clark, the Constitutional Convention, building the first transcontinental railroad, the Manhattan project, and the slinky.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, Mac, and Fatwa!
Is the “Don’t Shred on Me” flag also racist?
If you exclude certain people from your “safe space”, is that discrimination?
If Hillary never received classified information on her private server, how did it get there?
When Fatwa says he doesn’t know what “insider Jewish advantage” is, is he telling the truth, or is it taqiyya?
I never knew Peter Ortiz was patterned after Donald Trump.
The “Conservative” Treehouse is all in for Trump and brooks no dissent: “You are either with us, or you are not.”
And if you are not, then don’t waste their time with your questions, doubts, or uncertainty about Trump. Go away cuz this election is too important to waste time on concern-trolls: “Morale is a critical component. Gnats, intentional or accidental, must be addressed. There’s no time for long-winded discussion. Join, or get the heck out of the way. The pace can be ferocious….”
“You not only are ignorant of the facts, the situation and the reality. You are arrogantly wasting our time trying to put a tiny, miniscule problem behind us. Everything you postulate in support of your opinion and angst is coming across as childish. (See Ted Cruz and Mark Levin).”
“Grow the tough skin. Stiffen you spine. Get real. Saving America is so much bigger and crucial than your whimpering…This is about the existential threat to Liberty in America. Our nation needs soldiers in all forms….We have the right man. He has the right mission. We will win. Fight with us or withdraw.”
Yes, the time for debate is over. It’s now time for unquestioning obedience to a man that can’t even get out of his own way or it’s the end of America. And that will be on YOU.
Yeah, like that kind of rhetoric is going to get me to support Trump.
I’ll have to learn more about Peter Ortiz; sounds like quite a guy. Thanks for the heads-up.
…is it taqiyya?
Don’t think there’s a Yiddish word for that. 👿
As re Trump, Hillary and both major parties: they are, IMHO, traitors to the founding principles of this country -- if not in fact -- and should be dealt with accordingly.
There is not a single government institution which has my confidence any more…with the possible exception of the military rank and file.
CivWar II seems increasingly likely and will make v. 1.0 look a a fookin’ picnic.
Don’t think there’s a Yiddish word for that.
Or is there?
I think we’ve reached a point where political assassinations will occur either this year or the next. We already have ISIS running killing more or less at will and we’ve got the BLM crowd plotting and carrying out the murder of armed police, so I figure that politicians are next on the list.
The govt response to that is probably not going to be effective or good.
It’s a weird time in America and things are spiraling out of control for no single good reason.
Worth a few minutes, not that you’ll be surprised.
More from the video:
Nope. No surprise.
The party of inclusion and tolerance is tolerant of everything but dissent.