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  • Rosenstein 'Satisfied' with Mueller Witch Hunt

    12/08/2017 2:39:50 AM PST · 25 of 46
    Cboldt to magglepuss
    What did you mean by "Nothing to do with Sessions."

    The natural inference is that Sessions was not in the nomination loop at all; just as I wasn't.

    If you mean that all nominations and appointments are formally done by the president, why did you name Sessions, and not some other person?

  • Sara Carter: Inspector General’s Report Looking at 27 Leakers — Will Cause MAJOR SHAKE-UP AT FBI

    12/05/2017 9:53:24 PM PST · 66 of 105
    Cboldt to bigbob
    -- No it's not. There are many good agents in the field. --

    Presumed corrupt.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Spox and Office of DOJ Inspector General Release Statements

    12/04/2017 5:42:35 AM PST · 14 of 35
    Cboldt to smileyface

    Approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line 11-9 vote on Feb 1, 2017; Confirmed by the Senate a week later on a 52 to 47 vote, Manchin of WV being the sole DEM to vote Aye.

  • The Left’s (Brilliant) Scam Behind The NFL Anthem Protests

    09/26/2017 1:53:08 PM PDT · 7 of 37
    Cboldt to NohSpinZone
    -- By this author's account, they're hastening the slashing of their throats. --

    Elucidated well by James Burnham in "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism."

  • Hyundai Slams Luxury Automakers For Focusing On “Stupid” Tech

    09/24/2017 12:55:09 AM PDT · 53 of 75
    Cboldt to 2ndDivisionVet

    From the company that sells hydrogen cars in the US.

  • Rods from God?

    09/13/2017 10:10:23 AM PDT · 39 of 72
    Cboldt to txhurl
    -- What if we have 3D metallic printers in orbit that can print them? And robots that can fasten guided propulsion jets? --

    No advantage to any of that. The "energy yield" is created by boosting substantial mass into orbit. That energy would have to be expended even if the shape of the mass was spools of ribbon or wire raw material to feed a 3D printer.

    Tungsten is a preferred projectile because it is dense and heat resistant - re-entry will cause the object to glow, and in order to be effective, the object has to resist breaking up like most space objects (natural and man-made) do.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 September 2017

    09/10/2017 7:14:10 AM PDT · 35 of 102
    Cboldt to Bernard

    “He served his country” the same way “To serve man” is a cookbook.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 September 2017

    09/10/2017 6:49:26 AM PDT · 26 of 102
    Cboldt
    McCain on CNN. Tapper asks about heath, treatment, prognosis. "fine, prognosis is pretty good, more energy than ever. Defense bill next week in the Senate."

    How is the family taking it. Well, you know, it's tough. They get included in conference calls with doctors. I get best treatment anybody could get. I'm very happy, happy with life, celebrate!

    Tapper reflects on 200 campaign, and on the plane which as a bucket of bolts, McCain was in the aisle drinking a glass of vodka saying "they can't kill me in a plane." Does this compare?

    When do you find out if the chemo and radiation worked? On Monday there is an MRI.

    McCain sounds good - lucid, not slow or muddled speech.

    Issues: you urged Trump to work in a bipartisan fashion, he did, and you voted against him, why? McCain says it wasn't bipartisan, the GOP wasn't on board. The plan that Trump just accepted had been categorically rejected by Ryan. McCain objects to some military aspect of the agreement, which freezes last year's funding. Tapper moves that to "readiness" and brings up the recent collisions, and asks "why is this happening?" McCain says because of spending cuts, especially readiness and training.

    McCain says after WWII, we designed a new world order that requires the US to have a stronger military.

    Tapper changes subject to NK. McCain says we can't live with nuclear NK. McCain says it is up to China to put the brakes on NK. McCain then goes on as though NK will have nuclear capability, and proposes better missile defense.

    Tapper changes subject o immigration and DACA (children here through no fault of their own), should Congress codify DACA, and give them citizenship? Yes and yes. McCain says should be part of comprehensive immigration reform. Uses the 900 dreamers in uniform as example of why deportation is ridiculous for all.

    Tapper uses Irma as a climate change segue. Trump and Governor Scott says climate change is not man made, but the overwhelming consensus of scientists is that it is. McCain says he doesn't know why they (climate change deniers) think that way, but moves to advocate nuclear power generation. He claims solar power is less expensive compared with fossil fuel.

    McCain starts to ramble, goes to health care and founding fathers and says that partisanship doesn't work.

    Tapper's last question is "how do you want people to remember you?" "He served his country," says McCain.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 September 2017

    09/10/2017 6:02:19 AM PDT · 15 of 102
    Cboldt to TTFlyer
    -- The rest of the Sunday Shows feature nothing but Leftist scum. --

    And for the third or fourth week in a row, ABC has "TBA."

    Stephanopolis at the helm, looks to be an Irma show. "Hurricane Irma Monster Storm" Rick Scott to appear later.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 September 2017

    09/10/2017 5:51:30 AM PDT · 13 of 102
    Cboldt to rodguy911

    Was thinking of you this week as Irma approached. Glad to hear you are in relative safety.

  • Charging an electric car vs AC

    09/09/2017 6:03:41 AM PDT · 51 of 73
    Cboldt to Celerity
    Basic Physics of refigeration, not accounting for the details of various compression/evaporation thermodynamic cycles.

    I got the factor of 10 by mistake, mixing units and conflating COP with EER. EER is BTU moved vs. watt-hour in. COP is same units both sides.

    Heat Pumps Work Miracles | Do the Math <- read this one first, I think

  • Charging an electric car vs AC

    09/08/2017 7:59:49 PM PDT · 34 of 73
    Cboldt to Celerity
    -- Cooling air is tougher. Tougher than heating it. --

    It's actually the reverse. 1 kW of energy will provide 1 kW of heat, and no more. But that same 1 kW can remove and relocate 10kW (or more) of heat.

  • Nunes vents anger at Sessions over subpoena, threatens to hold AG, FBI chief in contempt

    09/06/2017 7:23:32 AM PDT · 7 of 30
    Cboldt to LouisianaJoanof Arc
    Sessions' recusal from investigating the Trump campaign comes in handy here, at least for him. He can shove this down to Rosenstein, who coincidentally is the person the Director of the FBI reports to.
  • Robert Mueller and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    09/04/2017 8:29:01 AM PDT · 44 of 52
    Cboldt to MarvinStinson
    Once he decided that he would need to recuse himself, Sessions had a duty to make sure a replacement was on hand up to the task Sessions had sidestepped. That he did not do.

    See Attorney General Sessions Statement on Recusal | OPA | Department of Justice

    March 2, 2017 ...

    "Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist."

    Rosenstein was confirmed about 6 weeks later.

    Apr 25, Rosenstein confirmed
    May 09, Comey fired
    May 17, Mueller appointed

  • Robert Mueller and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    09/04/2017 6:56:57 AM PDT · 21 of 52
    Cboldt to MarvinStinson
    -- Rosenstein should long since have told Mueller to stop doing this, both because it's unfair and because it has undermined public confidence in his investigation. --

    He may be giving Mueller the rope to hang him with. I'm not saying he is, for sure, just that impatience can work against the desired ultimate outcome.

  • Robert Mueller and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    09/04/2017 6:50:03 AM PDT · 20 of 52
    Cboldt
    Cobb disputed the characterization of the president's letter as incriminating -- and therefore blocked by McGahn -- and called reporting to that effect "exaggerated and/or fictionalized." "The 'letter', which, in fact, contained detailed views which the President presented for comments from senior staff, was the President's creation, is wholly exonerating and has been with the SC [Special Counsel] for sometime," Cobb wrote. "Its existence was long known to them and to the Department of Justice which has had a copy since the day it was first discussed within the White House."

    He continued:

    "The White House willingly authorized the physical delivery of the 'letter' to the SC. Rabid though the press may be on the issue, the original memorandum of the President's thoughts in letter form, the related Department of Justice analysis (which was first initiated before the President independently memorialized his thoughts), the subsequent conclusions of the Department of Justice, and the ultimate summary of each in the final termination letter are quite consistent and focus on the former Director's usurpation of powers and other erratic and inexplicable conduct."

    Trump lawyer Ty Cobb responds to Trump Comey letter

    Cobb's function is ostensibly to protect the office of the president, not the person of the president.

    The press will spin any difference between the letters as damaging inconsistencies, just as they did wtih DJT, Jr/s sequence of press releases relating to the meeting with Veselnitskaya, set up by Goldstone. Totally dishonest.

    It makes sense that DoJ, and in particular Rosenstein and Sessions, would have copies of the draft composed by Miller, and if Mueller asked for "all drafts related to the Rosenstein memo," Miller's draft would have been produced without any concern or objection.

  • R.I.P. Walter Becker of Steely Dan 1950-2017

    09/03/2017 7:30:54 AM PDT · 44 of 145
    Cboldt to Jonah Johansen
    Off a bit on a tangent, an older Joni Mitchell was asked about musical influences. She named Steely Dan, and IIRC, remarked about Aja and Gaucho.

    Don't cut Katy Lied short. Gold Teeth II gives me goosebumps to this day.

  • R.I.P. Walter Becker of Steely Dan 1950-2017

    09/03/2017 6:52:15 AM PDT · 15 of 145
    Cboldt to Wolfie

    Well, this sucks. It was inevitable of course, but sucks. Steely Dan is one of my favorites artists. I’m sure Fagan will be affected by this, as will the touring troupe.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 September 2017

    09/03/2017 6:23:26 AM PDT · 37 of 171
    Cboldt
    Martha Radditz in for Stephanopolis - interviewing Cruz and asking him to criticize Trump's rhetoric on NK.

    Back to CNN. Bash asks Flake about withdrawing from trade agreement with SK. Flake says he disagrees with this, ans withdrawing from trade agreements is a bad sign.

    Bash asks about DACA, replays Trump campaign promise to reverse DACA. Wonders why should Trump go back on his promise? Flake says because it would be the right thing to do. Flake plays the kids sympathy card, kids should not be punished for the sins of their parents (deportation is not punishment). Would you trade DACA for border wall? Flake fudges, says he is in favor of border security (BS), but not a wall.

    Bash asks about Trump being opposed to Flake's re-election. Flake is grinning, thinks Trump's attacks are funny. Flake is not concerned, finds himself to be independent and principled. Says he supports Trump on most things, just not on trade and immigration. LOL.

    Bash asks about Russia (using search of embassies as launch) - wasn't Russian interference with US election a hostile act? Flake says it is settled that Russia attempted to interfere in our election.

    Bash asks if debt limit and Harvey relief should be attached. Flake says both items will pass anyway.

    Done with the Sunday morning comedy shows, back to TCM for me.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 September 2017

    09/03/2017 6:12:12 AM PDT · 33 of 171
    Cboldt
    Mnuchin asked about NK - said he would propose a new trade sanctions proposal for Trump's strong consideration, up to cutting off ALL trade with countries who trade with NK.

    Wallace asks Mnuchin to opine on whether the bomb was hydrogen bomb, an whether the intelligence community believes the miniaturization claimed by NK. Mnuchin says that is classified, but our intelligence community is doing a fine job.

    What is the one thing NK understands? referring to Trump's tweet. Mnuchin says talk is not enough. Wallace wants to know if this puts a closer to a military response. Mnuchin says we will not broadcast our plans, but we will work economically.

    I wonder what Wallace was planning to ask Mnuchin in the first place. Mnuchin was booked before NK detonated the bomb. Ahh, he discloses, "the president's agenda" I assume a reference to tax cut legislation.

    Dana Bash in for Tapper at CNN. Flake asked about Trump's fitness for office, referring to Clapper's remarks that Trump might over-react to NK action. Do you share Clapper's concern and president's ability to respond? Flake says he has confidence in Nat'l security team, and the people around the president will give him good advice, and he figures Trump will follow the advice. Bash pushes, are you concerned about Trump, as James Clapper is? Flake won't answer, repeats same remarks he gave.

    CNN has the letter that Obama gave to Trump when Trump took office. Whoopee!