F.O.O.T This S.C.H.I.F.F.T

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  1. swanspirit says:

    Also, can I just say to Maria Yovanovitch, if you are going to wear your Hermes scarf, you ought to have much better hair, and other clothes, too.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    If the power doesn’t got out this weekend, I’m here 🙂 Keep the party going !

  3. lyn says:

  4. lyn says:

    https://kaus.substack.com/p/the-maidans-tale

    I haven’t tweeted anything that’s pissed off as many people as this (on 11/12) :

    I suppose if the Respectable Interagency Consensus on Ukraine is willing to righteously remove a democratically elected president — in Ukraine (2014) — it’s not such a big step to justify doing the same thing in the US.

    Tufts professor Dan Drezner immediately tweeted, paternally, “you’re more than a bit out of your depth”– though he was understandably too busy to explain why. David Frum chided that Trump wasn’t “democratically elected,” since Hillary won the popular vote — a point echoed by a massive Twitter troll army that apparently follows Frum (who knew?).

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Good grief,

  6. lateblum says:

    Everybody on the east coast from – bottom to top – stay safe!

  7. lyn says:

    To TCHers with love …

  8. Dora says:

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  10. Dora says:

    Beautiful, even though it’s from yesterday.

  11. Miranda says:

    Kitten is still improving and will go to either the vet tech or my aunt. Either way, I want pictures. Sigh. He’s adorable, and I wish I could take him, but 3 grumpy 11-year-old cats, one of whom is aggressive, makes that not safe.

  12. Dora says:

    Barry is back. Giving advice with his usual air of self importance.

    ===

    “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”

    Said Barack Obama, “speaking before a room of wealthy liberal donors,” quoted in the NYT, which calls his speech “an extraordinary entrance into the primary contest by the former president.” It’s “extraordinary,” because, until now, he “has been careful to avoid even the appearance of influencing the direction of the race.” So bland as his advice may sound, he must think it’s awfully important.

    https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/11/even-as-we-push-envelope-and-we-are.html

  13. votermom says:

    regarding the tweet upthread

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t get them, can you imagine the tension inside their home?

      I believe they’re Catholic which frowns on divorce, but doesn’t the church make exceptions when there is abuse? I know they have children and those children are foremost in her mind, but does she think they don’t see what is going on? Does she not worry what example she’s setting? To her sons as to acceptable treatment of a woman? Is she teaching her daughters being a punching bag for a man is OK?

      None of us are in their house, perhaps they never speak of politics at home? Maybe they compartmentalize stuff? I don’t know, I just know if he was my husband there probably would’ve been a burning bed long before now.

      • Cisco says:

        “Yes your Honor.
        I told him many times not to smoke in bed”

        • swanspirit says:

          While holding the gas can.

        • Miranda says:

          This actually happened with a friend of our family about 25 years ago. According to her, she was cleaning her gun in the bedroom while her husband was asleep. The gun went off accidentally and just happened to shoot her husband. Oddly, no one bought that story.

          We had often commented she should ‘get rid of him’ but we were thinking more in the divorce sense.

          • Constance says:

            I read this in a murder mystery. Get him pass out drunk in public, take him home and put him to bed, get dry ice in a plastic garbage bag and seal it over his head, don’t let the ice touch him. He will smother, then remove bag and ice and “find him dead” the next morning. Blood alcohol will make it look like an accident.

      • helenk3 says:

        or try the meatloaf reciepe seasoned with ground glass and shave bamboo shoots.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think everyone in the world would understand that divorce with great compassion for Kellyanne. George is insufferable.

      • Cisco says:

        Why do women like Kellyanne stay with unappreciative men like George?
        I know there’s a myriad of possible reasons but I don’t understand why her.
        I’ve watched her neuter many a wiseass reporter and talking head.
        Kellyanne is as sharp as a tack imo.

        • Somebody says:

          Here’s a thought maybe they, um work it out in their private life? Maybe Kellyanne is really good with a whip and George likes being a bad boy?

          Outside of that, I’m at a loss. Just popped in my head when Cisco commented about her neutering reporters…..I thought maybe she puts his balls in a vice as punishment.

          • Constance says:

            He is a sociopath and he would try to get custody of the children. He would deliberately harm the children with his crazy if he could get them away from Kellyanne.

      • swanspirit says:

        He is a little toady. She should kick him to the curb. She must be trying to preserve something for her children, but she is perpetuating a role model of abuse. I know about this, personally, and professionally, it’s a mistake!

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Liberals are a universal cancer it seems. The UK libs are going full Trump on Boris.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    She’s a keeper NY !

  16. Dora says:

    Bloomie has a serious case of TDS!

    • DeniseVB says:

      I wonder if Mayor Mike accepted campaign donations from private citizen Trump? Nanny Bloomie wasn’t that popular a NYC mayor, and this just means another rich, old white man for the Dems to reject. He also doesn’t read the tea leaves very well, this will not convince one Trump supporter to vote for a Dem.

      • Mothy67 says:

        He is one of the wealthiest people in the world. 54 billion. When he ran for mayor he bought up all the resources. Every pundit, pollster, PR. He put them on salary so no one else could hire them. No media every went after him very hard. He had a lot of power in New York. Has a lot of power. The national stage will be very different. . He only scares me because people like my boomer brother would vote for him. He is much more dangerous as 3rd party than a dim.

    • SHV says:

      Seems like yesterday!

    • DeniseVB says:

      My favorite groups on FB are the nostalgia and historic groups (which happily ban political posts). I think one of the most liked posts I’ve ever posted was the photo of the decaying Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital where I was born. It shut down in 1948, speak about being a thread killer 😀

      • SHV says:

        In looking back to 50s compared to 2019, perhaps one of the biggest differences is that post-war, an average middle class family could afford a house. IIRC, my parents bought a modest suburban home in the late 40s for $17,000 and a 30 year mortgage. Looking at dollar value 1950 vs 2019, that home should sell now for about $170,000. About eight years ago, I looked up the “family” home and it had recently sold for over a million; insane.

        • DeniseVB says:

          My family bought a NoVa home in the 50’s for 13k, a 3/1 with full basement, my dad finished it off over the years, added two bedrooms and another bathroom. Sold it in the late 60’s to buy their retirement waterfront home in Virginia Beach for 40k. Now worth over a miilion. Had my mom got her way and retired in NYC, that 40k investment in the 60’s is like 3 million now. Who knew?

      • swanspirit says:

        I follow this group called Old Baltimore Photos, and it has been so amazing to me, to see the pictures of the streets I know, when old cars shared the streets with horse drawn carts and wagons. Just incredible.
        I even had an epiphany, realizing how my father knew the city so perfectly.
        He was born in 1913, so by 1923, he was 10years old, of course, so he grew up watching all those changes. He saw, lived in, actually, what is in those pictures.

    • helenk3 says:

      really good post. lots of memories there

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Prince Andrew trending, because why? (LOL, from this gal’s bio, “I don’t debate liberals because I’m not the jackass whisperer”.)

  18. DandyTIger says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Whoa ! Stefanik represents an Upstate NY district, including the Adirondacks. They are more redneck than the southeast. When I lived in Lake Placid, pick up trucks had snow plow attachments for the streets, as did riding lawnmowers for the sidewalks. Stephanik for Governor !

  19. Mothy67 says:

    The hot water tank went bye bye. I am not very handy. I dread when I open a box with a fan and it has pics instead of written instructions. It took me about a half an hour to figure out that I had the gas and water shut off. I sent the kid away in the event I blew the house up. All I had to do was turn t wo knobs! So I was sick to my stomach thinking a hot water heater was going to be 10,000 dollars. Finally got up the courage to look at Home Depot. They are cheaper than an iPhone. So since I made myself physically ill thinking I had to spend 10 g’s it only makes sense that I buy myself something worth 9,000. I already went through the emotional trauma. Only seems fair.😈

    • elliesmom says:

      When I was teaching, I got up one morning and found the hot water heater had sprung a leak, and I had a huge puddle all over the floor. When I got to school, one of the “juvenile delinquent” boys said, “Mrs. Berserky, you look hassled this morning.” I explained I had meetings after school so I wasn’t going to be able to get to have my hot water heater fixed that day so I’d be looking at dishes to wash and showers in cold water for another day. When I got home around 6, my dishwasher was humming, and the water was hot. There was a note in my mailbox with a bill for $300. It seems my student’s grandfather was a plumber, and the kid told Grandpa I had asked him to replace my heater. He thought he’d have to break in, but my door was unlocked and the dog was friendly. It became a joke between Elliesdad and me whenever something broke. What delinquent should I tell I need a repair?

  20. DandyTIger says:

    Huge. Transformative even. Actually might be the biggest thing in decades. Of course not getting much coverage.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-releases-transparency-rule-in-hospital-pricing-11573825649

  21. foxyladi14 says:

    November 21, 2019

    That’s the day when the government will be Broke!!

    • John Denney says:

      Will be???

      Mark Steyn said a while back that we’re the brokest nation in history, at $20 trillion and counting.

  22. lyn says:

    Tom Steyer told Democrats he would withhold $100 million from them unless they impeached President Trump. Isn’t that bribery? I like how I searched for this, and it magically disappeared from the internet.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Just a reminder, Don Jr’s book, Triggered, is fun and Andrew Pollack’s book, Why Meadow died, is awesome to the point of telling Twitter Dem candidates screaming for a plan to stop school shootings (and doing nothing) to read Meadow’s Dad’s book. Order from vm’s link in the upper right column’s Amazon. Your Christmas shopping is done, you’re welcome 😀

  24. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/rod_rosensteins_tell.html

    another weasel . He always reminds me of the guy who would stand next to HItler planning the gas chambers

  25. andyocoregon says:

    I just stumbled onto this blog and like what I see. As a conservative Trump voter living in loony liberal Oregon, I have to resort to the internet to retain my sanity. All the local news media is left wing controlled so I don’t view much of it.

    BTW, that’s Wolf Blitzer wearing the P-hat in the tiny photo.

    • Jadzia says:

      Once upon a time, I was a conservative working at the UO law school. Talk about a hostile environment!!!!!

    • lyn says:

      WTF does this even mean?

    • elliesmom says:

      One of the best descriptions ever written of our educational system was “the soft bigotry of low expectations”. Teachers who set the same expectations for kids regardless of their race and hold them to them are “racist teachers”. But teachers who treat some of their students as being less capable based on the color of their skin are “woke”. Only a black teacher is allowed to be demanding of his black students. The system is indeed broken for minority students, but there is some disagreement about how it got broken, and how to fix it. Unfortunately, to talk about it is racist.

      • Somebody says:

        Baby mama’s parents are all woke. They pay themselves on the back for “saving” a 3rd world child by adopting her.

        The differences in their expectations for their natural children vs baby mama is an absolute textbook case of the bigotry of low expectations. It’s quite stunning actually. They wonder why she did the things she did 🙄

      • Mothy67 says:

        I was watching an episode of The Practice a few months ago. They were using the defense for a black defendant that he was more susceptible to group think and violence because of his race. The black lawyer and the black office manager were appalled, but their job was to get the client off with whatever it took. I think it was made in 1998. I had never seen The Practice before as it aired when I lived in NYC and I had no tv. I could not help but think of white liberal racism as I watched it. White guilt/superiority was the defense. They literally claim every two to four years that poor black people cannot get ID to vote? This episode aired 20 years ago. I bet it could not air today. I grew up in a town split 49/51 black. I had such a different response to persons of color than my rich friends who went to UPenn. I have zero white guilt. I had an outhouse. I did sleepovers almost every summer night with so many different friends. My grandmother’s porch. I had a bigger difference with my Protestant cousins than any black friend. The only obvious thing I remember growing up was that we sat on our back porch and kept things like infidelity in the family. The AA families sat on the front porch and talked to everyone who walked by. I do not think anyone I grew up with would accept the DNC racism meme.
        I honestly think white liberals are racist.

      • SHV says:

        The low expectations have gotten to the point where, I think Stanford, now has special classes in the Engineering college just for POC and women that are less math intensive. The logic is that math is an obstacle for women and POC to become scientists and engineers, therefore dumb down math.

      • lateblum says:

        I pulled my kids out of the area public school because they were learning more about those low expectations than they were of anything that was in the stated curriculum. I also let the school and the school board know why I was pulling them out.
        We moved here because of the diversity of the population, the reported excellence of the public school system and the proximity to some pretty great universities. What we ultimately found was that the private schools treated everyone the same with the same rules and the same expectations of all students. I was very actively involved in the public schools and was appalled when I SAW what was happening. Black children were allowed to sass teachers, push other kids around, swear, bully and harass one another as well as non-black kids. But white kids could not engage in any of those behaviors or they would be reported to the principal, they’d get locked out of classrooms, they’d be told they were “bad”. Their parents were always being called for the non-black children, but not the Black kids. These are things I witnessed while being a parent on the school premises.

        I also LEARNED of the racism from my kindergarten child who was so upset at how the black students were treated and the unspoken racist messages that were given to kids of color ( even the Indian students were included in that group) that he was getting too sick to go to school every day. Each morning, wed walk to school and he’d come home at lunch time and he would report symptoms that did not include anything measurable – no fever, broken bones, no sweating or tremors, etc… But he couldn’t get himself back to school. He had the best teacher. So I finally confronted her about what was happening. She very diplomatically told me since the Black kids were bussed in, there wasn’t anything the school could do except “tolerate” “their” behavior. And this was the BEST teacher in the school. It. Was. Shameful.

        I met with the principal. I met with school board members. I finally announced that my kids were going to the Catholic school where everyone was respected and as well as expected to follow the rules. And that’s where they stayed until High School. (and jr H.S. for my son.)
        My kids were not perfect, but they recognized discrimination when they saw it.
        In fact, that was one of the things I told the principal and the teachers when we left.

        I learned not to believe the hype all the “woke” towns promoted. My kids are good adults. They don’t believe as I do now. But I didn’t believe the way I do now, when I was their age. I hope this changes.

        • Mothy67 says:

          I can’t home school.
          My kid is not being challenged at all.
          The closest decent private school is over an hour away. I don’t drive.
          Ugh!

          • lateblum says:

            Wow, Tim. That’s quite a distance. Are there any families from your area who already drive their kids to that school? When we moved, I wasn’t able to drive dd#1 to her school, but there were two families who already drove there. So at that time, they would swing by our house and pick her up. I would watch their younger children once a week so they could have some time to themselves as a way to compensate for their kindness. It was only for a brief time, but it worked for us.
            I hope you can find a way for Shay to get what she needs to continue to thrive.

          • Constance says:

            Washington state has a home schoolers association and you might have something similar. They have weekly gatherings and they have some advanced classes that meet in person. My homeschool friends say the kids spend one and a half hours a day on school and then they all spend their time on something they love. One works around horses, one competes in tennis, one is into ballet, one works with a blacksmith. They are all accomplished kids and they have friends through their activities and through the home school group.

          • Somebody says:

            You don’t have to full on home school Tim, just augment her education. Might I suggest Hirsch series “What your X grader should know” (older versions before CC). I think they used to be called Everything your X grader needs to know. I’ll check my collection and let you know. Get her grade, the one below and above. Then read through and see where you can augment her education. The books cover all subject areas, as well as the arts.

            Vocabulary is very important and I would suggest a series called Wordly Wise. Since you’re augmenting keep it simple, take a couple of weeks to cover a chapter. Encourage her to read the classics, again don’t overwhelm she has school work from public school. Just try to get say 2 by the end of the year. There are a number of guides for homeschool for various books, some very involved some not. I’d be happy to make recommendations. How about Shakespeare? Introducing her to Shakespeare now will help her immensely when she gets to HS. Again a variety of guides out there.

            Grammar? Lots of options, my daughter responded best to comical ones. You can go with just daily grammar drills, but only give them to her on the weekend.

            Math an issue, try Kahn academy, Math U See, teaching textbooks. If she’s ready for pre-algebra or algebra, “The Keys to Algebra” is a great review of all concepts up to that point.

            Make plans for the summer to delve into areas where you feel her education is lacking. There are oodles and oodles of unit studies out there on various subjects. You don’t have to spend a fortune either. There are lots of things on eBay, used on Amazon or listed on various homeschool boards. You might know somebody 😉 with a library full of such items.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    When will Hollywood execs say enough is enough? How many hundreds of millions will they lose before they stop funding woke movies that no one wants to see?
    Charlie’s Angels is on track to make 8.2 million this weekend on a budget of 48 plus P&A of another 50. This is after Ghostbusters and Terminator (as well as many other less high profile pics) taking a bath at the box office. CA will need a global gross of at least 400 million to break even. Not going to happen.
    I loved Charlie’s Angels as a kid. Jiggle Tv, but the women were smart, independent, fashionable. Camille Paglia had/has props for the original show. A reboot could have paid homage to the original and not turned it into a sermon. The Drew Barrymore version was complete fluff directed by McG. It was like a long music video. A high end glossy production of independent women getting the job done using brains and athleticism. a Prime Suspect trio. Helen Mirren was sexy as jane Tennison.
    https://deadline.com/2019/11/charlies-angels-bombs-at-box-office-reasons-why-1202787938/

    • Somebody says:

      Have any of you by chance gone to see Ford vs Ferrari? Hubby is salivating over that movie, can’t wait to go see it. He’s coming home hopefully tomorrow, if not next week so I thought we’d go see it next weekend. I’m hoping there are no pot shots or revised history and no SJW woke crap.

      • helenk3 says:

        I want my youngest grand daughter to see it. she is a car nut like her dad and is rebuilding a 66 mustang

      • lateblum says:

        Haven’t seen it yet, either. But I am looking forward to seeing it soon.

      • SHV says:

        I remember following the story at the time in the 60s…I saw ads for the film several weeks ago and thought ho-hum….reviews have been fantastic…Plan on seeing it at I-MAX.

      • Mothy67 says:

        My baby brother saw it Thursday night in previews. He loved it and thinks I might. He loves NASCAR. I don’t get NASCAR. He is mostly apolitical which is silly because he got an associate’s degree as a CAD person. He is very good. When zero was president for those long years he lost quite a few jobs because companies shut down. His last job they offered him ownership if he took a pay cut. He is that good and flies all over the country assisting engineers. Trump came along and he is hiring the engineers that let him go.
        Dan is 16 years younger than me. He voted for Trump to vote against hillary. He did not like Trump. He told me I will love F v F. I think from his response that it must deal with themes like nationalism and pride. He is my baby brother. I do not drive.

  27. lateblum says:

    Well, well . . . Ann Coulter has something to say…

  28. foxyladi14 says:

    😆

  29. ginainmo says:

    At some point I must have said “,yes” to reading replies with WordPress instead of Chrome. Now I miss a lot of posted content on my phone. Does anyone know how to get out if WordPress hell? Tips so appreciated,!!!

  30. Dora says:

    Good Luck Mr. President!

  31. helenk3 says:

    this sounds good for the fall and winter

    https://imjussayin.co/apple-fritter-cake/

  32. Dora says:

    • lyn says:

      It could be a routine emergency for a cancer patient.

    • SHV says:

      I think that’s fake, can’t find any story on-line re:RGB other than she’s back to work. She is now three months following her stereotactic radio-therapy for Pancreatic Ca and this is about the time when complications begin to show up, especially small intestine problems.

  33. driguana says:

    slavery…and child labor…they’ll put those in soon…they can’t do misogyny because they are the women haters and they can’t do pedophilia because they are the pedophiles but they can try slavery and child labor somehow…

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  37. Myiq2xu™ says:

    new post up!

    It’s a Saturday overnight open thread for those of us on the left coast. For you back easters it’s a Sunday early am post.

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