July 30, 2017

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-30-2017
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Linderman Library, Lehigh University


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes are gorgeous, safe spaces are underneath your house and are used as protection against actual dangers, like natural disasters, or Literally Hitler, and special snowflakes do not last. And unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which were called "floods" back in my day because they look like they'll survive one without getting wet.


No Go

Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam is coming out with a new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

In No Go Zones, Kassam reveals:

--How a blind eye is being turned to polygamy, female genital mutilation, sexual assault, segregation, and even honor killings
--Why Muslim ghettos in the West aren't the equivalent of Little Italy or Chinatown, but a serious cultural and political threat
--How the welfare state actually funds and supports a Muslim subculture of resentment
--How to identify extremist mosques
--A matter of numbers: how mass migration could transform Europe into a Muslim-dominated continent within our own lifetimes
--The alarming speed at which No Go Zones are coming to America

The book, which chronicles Kassam's travels through European and American no go zones is due to be released on August 14.

Oh, and I'm sure this is just a big coincidence, Kassam's Twitter account has been suspended.

And they never tell you why, do they?


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

A PALUDICOLE is an animal that lives in a marsh.

Usage: Today on CNN, the paludicolular naked mole rat Brian Stelter once again tried to pass himself off as a journalist, but failed.


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Bleg from Vendette

She e-mailed me this week and asked: "Someone I know is looking for a comprehensive history of the Seven Years' War, preferably in one volume. Any suggestions? Thanks!"

Hopefully one or more of you history majors can help an 'ette out


I Am Woman, Hear Me Whine

Once again, Hillary tries to personally profit from a disaster of her own making:

Clinton's publisher, Simon & Schuster now has a Web page for the memoir, which will be published Sept. 12.

“For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history,” Simon & Schuster writes. “Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules."

Oh, FFS...

What you mean, 'broke all the rules'? Did Trump order a whole bunch of pizzas sent over to her house? Did he call her up and ask her if she had Prince Albert in a can? Did he put a flaming bag of dog poop on her front porch, ring the doorbell, and run away? How, exactly, did he 'break all the rules?'

Oh, and in case you've forgotten:

Trump won 30 states to Clinton’s 20 (plus Washington, D.C.), and took the electoral college 306 to 232. Nationwide, Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes.

Yes, that's right, Hillary came out ahead in the all-important "nationwide...popular vote" statistic. They are never, ever going to forget that, and they don't think you, should, either.

But, despite losing "the popular vote", he persisted. Further evidence that Trump 'broke all the rules.'

Anyway, they're having fun Photoshopping the book cover on Twitter. Here is my favorite:

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Alt. subtitles:

Excuses
Everybody's Fault But Mine
What, Deplorable People Can Vote, Too?
I Did Nothing Wrong
Drunk, Bitter, and Resentful Is No Way To Go Through Life
But I Won The Popular Vote


Rush Right Out And Buy

Great new, everybody, Al Franken wrote a book, called Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. It's an hilariously funny book, too. I know this because the review that was published in the Christian Science monitor says so. It would be even funnier if it were subtitled 'How A Box of Ballots Found In The Trunk of My Car Gave Me This Cushy Government Job'.

Now, if the $14.99 Kindle asking price is too much for your pocketbook, you're in luck. For only $1.99, you can buy A Collection of Senator Al Franken’s Most Important Speeches. Seriously. It's by an outfit called Progressive Press, which also publishes The Greatest Speeches of Elizabeth Warren ( so far… ). I know these sound like they might conservative parodies, but based on the Amazon reviews, I don't think they are.

Me, I've no time to read either of these fine books. Instead, I'm reading Reject the Revisionist Theses - Uphold Marxism-Leninism!: Plus: We Shall go to Moscow Not With Ten Banners, But With Only One, With the Banner of Marxism-Leninism by Enver Hoxha, and you know, don't we all miss Enver Hoxha?

Maybe Hoxha's book can can get an endorsement from Al and Liz.


Pippi

The dismantling of western institutions and culture continues apace. According to Breitbart:

A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt.

The book in question is the childen's classic Pippi in the South Seas, which contains language the modern Talibans do not approve of:

The new edition of the book has replaced the phrase ‘king of the Negroes’ or ‘Negro king’ – in reference to Pippi’s father, who Pippi and her friends find in the Canny Canny Islands after his mysterious disappearance – with ‘king of the South Seas’ or ‘South Sea king.’

Which I suppose is not as egregrious as it could be, but still, "Negro" is a neutral word and not intended to be a racial slur (is the United Negro College Fund still around?). Ms. Lindgren, the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, certainly meant no disrespect. Also, if I was an author, I wouldn't want my books monkeyed with by some prissy-pants editor 50 years from now because it didn't conform to her lofty expectations.

One wonders what they're going to censor next.


Moron Recommendation

Skandia Recluse Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa: Lisbon's Three Wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea 1961-74 by Al Venter. Parts of it were good, parts were a bit of a slog:

Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts. At the same time, this book is not an official history, but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars, Africa's especially. Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his.

His approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African history.

Kindle price < $3.00.

With this in mind, SR is also reading Go Tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta by Jerry Pournelle which, interestingly enough, SR claims that "the above two books especially seem to have been taken directly from real events of the African Wars of National Liberation, with a patina of Science Fiction added to the narration."

Only he recommends not buying the overpriced ebooks, but pick up a cheap, used paperback instead.


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Don't forget the AoSHQ reading group on Goodreads. It's meant to support horde writers and to talk about the great books that come up on the book thread. It's called AoSHQ Moron Horde and the link to it is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

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1 Ahoy book threadists!

Posted by: geezer der mensch at July 30, 2017 03:58 AM (Ng5NT)

2 and more prayers up for FenelonSpoke

Posted by: geezer der mensch at July 30, 2017 03:58 AM (Ng5NT)

3 I hope "Schlonged" by the FAB has pictures or I will be sadly disappointed. More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 04:00 AM (5VlCp)

4 Tolle lege Still reading Cross Channel Attack from the US Army Center of Military History, its covering decisions leading up to the Overlord operation.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 04:01 AM (pPKG5)

5 I read Hold Back the Night by Pat Frank. Published in 1952, it is a fictionalized story of a USMC company's rear-guard action during the retreat from "Changjin" Reservoir. Taut story and deals pretty frankly with combat in Korea. Dog (for the letter D) Company starts out with 126 men and reaches friendly lines with 14 survivors. The only weakness of the novel was that the author never really lets you connect with most of the men of Dog Company so you never have any feelings for them as they get killed and wounded. Rating = 3.75/5. As a follow-up I then read The Last Stand of Fox Company by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin because it had been recommended previously on the Book Thread. Here is the real story of Fox Company's (2nd Battalion/7th Marine Regiment) fight holding Toktong Pass against three battalions of Chinese. Out-numbered by about 10:1, Fox Company holds out for four days before relief and goes from 256 men to 80-some "effectives" (most wounded and frost-bitten) in -20 deg.F temperatures and kill over a thousand Chinese. The authors' obviously deeply respect their subjects and lots of interesting "worm's eye" details. The account gets a bit confusing sometimes on where exactly the fighting was occuring but that is probably due to the Marines not being certain themselves; two of Fox Company were later awarded the Medal of Honor for this fight. Rating = 4.75/5.0.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:01 AM (5Yee7)

6 Which I suppose is not as egregrious as it could be, but still, "Negro" is a neutral word and not intended to be a racial slur (is the United Negro College Fund still around?). Negro is the Spanish word for black. I see it all the time when I buy mulch in bags. Guess I should boycott mulch.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:02 AM (EgwCt)

7 "How to identify extremist mosques" Ha.

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:05 AM (psH+N)

8 One wonders what they're going to censor next" Pretty much everything. Oh, that was rhetorical...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 30, 2017 04:05 AM (MINbv)

9 Finisher another small job at Villanova University library but picked up from a flat screen board some wisdom from a Leftist sage that Leftists should adhere to. Think left and think right Think low and think high The things you can think If only you try Dr. Suess

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 04:06 AM (pPKG5)

10 been re-reading Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the Spell," where he tries to explain the origin of religion in evolutionary terms - what's the "good" in it. The good news is he considers himself and other like him as "brights," his term for those wiser and more intelligent than me [probably the rest of us, too].

Posted by: geezer der mensch at July 30, 2017 04:06 AM (Ng5NT)

11 I do like ridding little kids of the knowledge of the past and the way people used to act, talk, and think, though. How can that turn out any way but totes awesome?

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:07 AM (psH+N)

12 Good morning all you Book Threadists. Hope everyone has had a good week for reading. As to that photo of pants, on behalf of the 'heftier' carriage (male or female), skinny women wearing big floppy clothes is annoying as hell. Let the clothes fit or just wear a muumuu and be done with it.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:07 AM (V+03K)

13 I read Shadow of Freedom by David Weber. This is the third book in the Saganami Island series, a continuation of the Honor Harrington series. In this work, the multi-century Mesan plot to control the known universe comes to be widely known. The Manticorian Navy's 10th Fleet is off to Mesa to set things right.

I also read A Dying Light In Corduba by Lindsey Davis. This is the eighth book in the Didius Falco series. Falco is an Roman investigator and in 73 A. D. he is sent to southern Spain to gather information on the formation of an olive oil cartel and its ties to murder in Rome. A good story in a great series.

Posted by: Zoltan at July 30, 2017 04:08 AM (go62B)

14 That photo of the library has an Escher feel to it. I like it.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:08 AM (V+03K)

15 Today on CNN, the paludicolular naked mole rat Brian Stelter once again tried to pass himself off as a journalist, but failed. ----------- Little known fact: The Brian Selter subspecies of mole rat is retromingent. Started on 'The Vicar of Wakefield' this week.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:08 AM (OdK9v)

16 Amazon will offer up suggestions based on what you look over online, and based on what you have on your Kindle. (I have the Kindle Reader for desktop). Anyway, Amazon suggested for me the following. The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver ASIN: B01GU8JCH2 I used the 'look inside' feature to read the Prologue which was written by Col Lawrence B. Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State, Colin Powell. Parts of the opening include very harsh criticism of MacArthur in Japan, perhaps justified. I wouldn't know, though I do know that MacArthur became a controversial public figure at the time. Also mentioned was a WWII Army General by the name of Ned Almond who was also in Korea and was, apparently, a racist. In this new, modern, post modern era, after eight years of Obama, and knowing how Colin Powell chose skin color over loyalty to the United States or perhaps chose to ally with Obama just for self interest, I am reluctant to read this book. I wanted to read about the heroic Marines and what they had to do to survive. I wanted to know what happened at Chosin Reservoir. I know that racism exists, and it was very bad for many years, but I don't need to wallow in the mongering of old grievances, especially after eight years of Obama continuing to feed the fires. I wasn't going to recommend this book, but after some thought, I may give it another go. The remarks by Col. Wilkerson put me right off. Wilkerson, it seems, was also Powell's speech writer while Powell was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Wilkerson was assigned the task of gathering material to document the contributions made by African Americans in the military during WWII and Korea, and he makes that point in the Prologue. The author's introduction describes a book I would read. I may try it. There seems to be a political agenda as the author sets the stage for the Korean conflict. This work might be useful in a 'know your enemy' kind of way. Prologue and Author's introduction are dated 2015. I'm assuming that is when they were written. I will have to find other sources to compare and contrast with the material in this book. $1.99 for the Kindle. I may revise and extend my remarks next week, after I've read it.

Posted by: Abaddon Maximus Lee at July 30, 2017 04:09 AM (m9X4Y)

17 Bleg from Vendette She e-mailed me this week and asked: "Someone I know is looking for a comprehensive history of the Seven Years' War, preferably in one volume. Any suggestions? Thanks!" This may not be exactly what she's looking for, but The Military Experience in the Age of Reason by Christopher Duffy discusses what being on the "pointy-end of the spear" was like in the 18th Century. Unfortunately, I don't have any one-volume histories of the SYW.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:10 AM (5Yee7)

18 "3 I hope "Schlonged" by the FAB has pictures or I will be sadly disappointed. " Can't wait for the epic battle of reviews on Amazon.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 04:10 AM (jm1YL)

19 September 12th a day that will live in infinity.....Barns and Noble  will probably have it on display all over the store.  (24.99)

Posted by: Colin at July 30, 2017 04:10 AM (66oWm)

20 Go tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta are both parts of the larger Falkenbergs Legion Series. They are very good books. I have read both several times. They keep you interested. 5/5 on my scale.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 30, 2017 04:10 AM (sf2BM)

21 I'm continuing with "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius and it is slow going, not because it is dull but because it is so rich. First, there is contemplating the section I just read trying to understand the many possibilities. Then, if I want, comparing the Hays version to the other two translations I have available. I haven't found any serious discrepancies among these versions, it's more a matter of word choice and, possibly, how much the translator tried to use modern language. (Example: one version may use 'God' while another uses 'Nature' or 'cosmos'.) Second, there is learning of so many other Stoics in ancient times such as Cicero, Epictetus, and others, and acquiring their writings in some form for future reading. That leads to more references in a cascade effect. Meanwhile, I keep thinking I have to get back to the actual Mediations text despite the temptations of all this new material to investigate. Finally, there's following up on later writings suggested to me by Aurelius. I mentioned last week about a line from a Thomas Gray poem, a quote from Emerson, and an approach from a Heinlein character. Now, dammit, it seemed to me that Montaigne's essays and what little I know about his life show Stoic influence. That by itself would be a huge area to cover. Good thing I'm not in a hurry and can savor all this investigation, huh? It's a delicious process.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:11 AM (V+03K)

22 I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on.

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:12 AM (psH+N)

23 "September 12th a day that will live in infinity.....Barns and Noble will probably have it on display all over the store. (24.99)" Also can't wait until Rush gets his hands on it. Should make for some hilarious radio listening.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 04:13 AM (jm1YL)

24 Morning (comma) Good. 1 ea. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2017 04:14 AM (v5iqM)

25 Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam is coming out with a new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You I sense a fatwah coming. He was raised in the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam and could be considered an apostate. Brave dude.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:14 AM (EgwCt)

26 "Someone I know is looking for a comprehensive history of the Seven Years' War, preferably in one volume. Well...my marriage hasn't been that bad. I don't think anyone's writing books about it. *carefully turns around to make sure the lovely and gracious Mrs naturalfake isn't reading over my shoulder*

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2017 04:16 AM (9q7Dl)

27 14 That photo of the library has an Escher feel to it. I like it. Posted by: JTB ---- The staircases are hell though.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 30, 2017 04:16 AM (GJegH)

28 Good morning, book-threadists! I finally finished Robert Conroy;s "1920: America's Great War" - I think someone mentioned it several weekends ago, and it sounded interesting ... an alternate history, postulating that the Germans stomped the French and English flat at the Battle of the Marne, and the Kaiser decided to get stroppy in North America, by allying with Mexico (as outlined in the infamous Zimmerman telegram) to wage war against the US. Mexico gets Texas and the southwest back, Germany takes California. It was interesting, since the author posited an alternative career track for many real-life people of significance. (DW Griffith making propaganda films, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh flying combat missions, George Patton leading ground reconnaissance missions). A worthwhile diversion. Speaking of diversions, I went to see Dunkirk last week in a movie theater. I hadn't gone to see a movie on opening weekend in years. Also a worthwhile diversion, following three different and converging story lines, but beautifully shot, with a few minor omissions. (I reviewed it at Chicagoboyz.net last weekend.) Working away at the second Lone Star Sons adventure, and my daughter and I are going to try and work up another Luna City volume in time for Christmas. She comes home from California this week, and it will be easier working it up when we are together. (Our fall/Christmas marketing season begins soon, too - every weekend or every other weekend at a market or a book event.)

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 30, 2017 04:17 AM (xnmPy)

29 "One wonders what they're going to censor next." You know, "Fahrenheit 451" was supposed to be entertainment, not an instruction manual.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:17 AM (V+03K)

30 Finished re-reading "Children of Dune" and started "Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions" by Lois Gresh. A little more than half way through it. Not bad so far.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 30, 2017 04:17 AM (6n332)

31 "I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on." Have you read "Last of the Tin Can Sailors"? The horrors of naval warfare and the epic bravery of our citizen sailors made a deep, deep impression on me.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 04:19 AM (jm1YL)

32 Re:Tuna / last stand Yeah, that's the only reason I found Inferno. I'm not a big military or history guy, but that book made a big impact on me.

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:20 AM (psH+N)

33 I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on. Posted by: Hate Has No Afro at July 30, 2017 09:12 AM (psH+N) At the 1st Battle of Savo Island during the Guadalcanal campaign, the US Navy got its ass kicked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. I forget the exact number of American cruisers sunk but it was pretty serious. If I recall correctly, that was when Ghormley (spelling?) retreated and abandoned the Marines on Guadalcanal for a while.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:20 AM (5Yee7)

34 Let me be clear, Pippi Longstocking is not my daughter.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 30, 2017 04:21 AM (/qEW2)

35 That's at least 2 library photos where I've been. Have visited Lehigh and Lafayette on minisaw #1 collge tour

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 30, 2017 04:21 AM (vChNs)

36 Increasing your word power - this was posted on InstaPundit recently: The Proper Names for 17 Bodily Functions. http://tinyurl.com/y7w33v4f (At work I can always get a surprised/confused look from a young new-hire, when I ask at lunch time if he wants to come with me to "masticate on some comestibles.")

Posted by: Gref at July 30, 2017 04:22 AM (AMIL/)

37 Good Sunday morning, horde! I really do plan on starting Meditations this week. By the time I get started, you will all be done discussing it on Goodreads.

Posted by: April at July 30, 2017 04:22 AM (e8PP1)

38 I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on. Posted by: Hate Has No Afro at July 30, 2017 09:12 AM (psH+N) Yup....lost an Uncle at Guadalcanal. His ship, the USS Meredith (DD-434) was lost escorting supply barges full of avgas and ammo to the Marines. They were attacked by 40 some odd planes off of the Zuikaku. Out of a crew of 273, 81 survived.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 04:22 AM (5VlCp)

39 Finally finished "The Black Echo" or whatever Bosch #1 is called. Pretty good for a mystery. I'll try another. Also read "Slow Death in the Fast Lane" which I will give a 4 when I review it. I was expecting a conventional murder mystery which it wasn't, but the courtroom scenes were a lot of fun. And I will definitely buy "A Stranger in my own Home Town." And I've started "The Strange Death of Europe" which looks to be very interesting.

Posted by: Tonestaple at July 30, 2017 04:22 AM (Od8s9)

40 "That photo of the library has an Escher feel to it. I like it. Posted by: JTB ---- The staircases are hell though." Trapped forever on a staircase leading nowhere. The book you seek so close yet so far.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 04:22 AM (jm1YL)

41 A few weeks ago someone mentioned the book "Gone To Texas" which is the basis for The Outlaw Josey Wales movie. I got several chapters into it and the book, so far, is excellent. The writing is quite spare but Carter provides ample description of the terrain, the characters and their attitudes, and the techniques needed to survive. I'm impressed. Thanks for that suggestion.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:23 AM (V+03K)

42 I'd love the Horde's suggestions for books about the other branches that are written in a similarly compelling way that Hornfischer manages.

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:23 AM (psH+N)

43 22 I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on. Posted by: Hate Has No Afro at July 30, 2017 09:12 AM (psH+N) --- I've been though the audio version of that one twice

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 30, 2017 04:23 AM (vChNs)

44 Sweden has been accurately described as what happens to a country when the faculty of a University Women's Studies department takes over the Goovernment.

Posted by: V the K at July 30, 2017 04:25 AM (UKVPl)

45 Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam is coming out with a new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You Looking at wikipedia, he seems like a good guy, a male Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It seems there's a pattern here: all the good people with Muslim backgrounds are people who have deconverted from Islam. Maybe we could make that a precondition for emigrating here. Show some proof that you have deconverted.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 04:26 AM (/qEW2)

46 Good morning, book-threadists! I finally finished Robert Conroy;s "1920: America's Great War" - I think someone mentioned it several weekends ago, and it sounded interesting ... an alternate history, postulating that the Germans stomped the French and English flat at the Battle of the Marne, and the Kaiser decided to get stroppy in North America, ... weekend or every other weekend at a market or a book event.) Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 30, 2017 09:17 AM (xnmPy) Sgt. Mom, 'twas I. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I did too. It seems Conroy has written several alternate histories and I want to give his American Revolution one a read but haven't yet.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:26 AM (5Yee7)

47 Sweden has been accurately described as what happens to a country when the faculty of a University Women's Studies department takes over the Goovernment. Posted by: V the K Stick a bork in it. They're finished.

Posted by: Swedish Chef at July 30, 2017 04:27 AM (/qEW2)

48 Beautiful library. We toured Lehigh a couple of years ago for KTE. Lovely architecture but super hilly. I think the camous is on a 45degree slope! Walking there everday would kill me.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 30, 2017 04:27 AM (hMwEB)

49 Go tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta are both parts of the larger Falkenbergs Legion Series. They are very good books. I have read both several times. They keep you interested. 5/5 on my scale. Posted by: the guy across the street Part of the Legion was on Sparta, when the CoDo collapsed in war, which meant the beginning of the isolation of a lot of worlds. Earth became a nuclear war zone, and was largely ruined. The Legion remaining on Sparta became the core of the military that formed the First Empire of Man. Without getting out Prince of Sparta, I do not exactly recall where Falkenberg and the rest of the Legion was when the CoDo collapsed. But that's where he remained for the rest of his life.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 04:27 AM (S6Pax)

50 Back later. Y'all have fun, and thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:28 AM (psH+N)

51 6 Which I suppose is not as egregrious as it could be, but still, "Negro" is a neutral word and not intended to be a racial slur (is the United Negro College Fund still around?). Negro is the Spanish word for black. I see it all the time when I buy mulch in bags. Guess I should boycott mulch. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 09:02 AM (EgwCt) Years ago, when home video digital cam corders were the rage, my family thought it'd be fun to document our stories. We started to film my dad as he spoke about growing up in his old neighborhood. When he got to the part about ," Then the Negros moved in..." We all interrupted him with hooting and hollering that, "Dad! You can't say THAT on film!!!" My father looked at us with bewilderment and asked," Why not? The Nigros were a nice family. They were actually related to Grandma and were from the same town she was." 'Nigro' ( pronounced like the English word 'Negro') was their last name.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 30, 2017 04:28 AM (oQQwD)

52 John Kasich is such an asshole! He just said that politicians need to get together, talk about their kids and get health care legislation done! Brilliant, why hasn't anyone ever thought of that approach?

Posted by: Very Undude at July 30, 2017 04:29 AM (2X7pN)

53 At the 1st Battle of Savo Island during the Guadalcanal campaign, the US Navy got its ass kicked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. I forget the exact number of American cruisers sunk but it was pretty serious. If I recall correctly, that was when Ghormley (spelling?) retreated and abandoned the Marines on Guadalcanal for a while. ---- 4 heavy cruisers sunk, Astoria, Vincennes, Quincy and Australia's Canberra. almost 1100 dead

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 30, 2017 04:29 AM (vChNs)

54 Yup....lost an Uncle at Guadalcanal. His ship, the USS Meredith (DD-434) was lost escorting supply barges full of avgas and ammo to the Marines. They were attacked by 40 some odd planes off of the Zuikaku. Out of a crew of 273, 81 survived. Posted by: Hairyback Guy --- It is beyond my comprehension that around 800 sailors were lost on the USS Franklin. Years ago I found a official USN list of all ships lost during WWII. Almost everyday a vessel was lost and on many days multiple ships were lost. Still gives me pause.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 30, 2017 04:29 AM (GJegH)

55 Trump broke the rules, all right. He was supposed to praise his opponent to the skies like McCain did, and play the gentleman when attacked, like Romney did. And when they delivered the death blow of the pussy tape, he was supposed to drop out of the race and slink away, his reputation in tatters and his entire life destroyed. The nerve of that guy!

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 30, 2017 04:30 AM (2NqXo)

56 Hello my fellow book threadists. I've been reading The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia by Peter Hopkirk, on the struggle between Tsarist Russia and Victorian England for supremacy in Central Asia, and ultimately control and access to India. It's a terrific history that reads like a novel co-written by Robert E. Howard. I love the clash of 19th Century high tech with wind-swept deserts, medieval walled cities and tribal chieftans. A distressing number of people end up sold into slavery, drawn and quartered, thrown into rat-infested dungeons, and/or beheaded. I would also recommend Hopkirk's Trespassers on the Roof of the World: the Secret Exploration of Tibet.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 30, 2017 04:30 AM (zuusJ)

57 I've figured it out. Angela Merkel is Davros. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dkelV2WUNdw Trigger warning. This is from the sexist period where the Doctor was portrayed by a *spit* man.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 04:32 AM (/qEW2)

58 You know, "Fahrenheit 451" was supposed to be entertainment, not an instruction manual. Posted by: JTB The people demanded that offensive books be burned so as not to offend people, and make society nicer. So eventually, all the books had to be burned. Forward!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 04:32 AM (S6Pax)

59 Without getting out Prince of Sparta, I do not exactly recall where Falkenberg and the rest of the Legion was when the CoDo collapsed. But that's where he remained for the rest of his life. Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 09:27 AM (S6Pax) New Washington. IIRC. Need to read the whole series again. The details escape me.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 30, 2017 04:32 AM (sf2BM)

60 We toured Lehigh a couple of years ago for KTE. Lovely architecture but super hilly. I think the camous is on a 45degree slope! Walking there everday would kill me. Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 30, 2017 09:27 AM (hMwEB) I had a friend/drinking buddy who attended Lehigh. The only thing I remember from the entire trip was driving to this hill after dark which overlooked the town. My friend thought the view was *that* important to take in. It was.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 04:32 AM (EgwCt)

61 4 heavy cruisers sunk, Astoria, Vincennes, Quincy and Australia's Canberra. almost 1100 dead Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 30, 2017 09:29 AM (vChNs) I remembered the Astoria but not the other ship names; thanks for that. The Guadalcanal Campaign was pretty rugged and was nicknamed "Operation Shoe String" as a sardonic commentary on how sparse the resources were while conducting the campaign.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:35 AM (5Yee7)

62 My father looked at us with bewilderment and asked," Why not? The Nigros were a nice family. They were actually related to Grandma and were from the same town she was." 'Nigro' ( pronounced like the English word 'Negro') was their last name. Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 30, 2017 09:28 AM (oQQwD) Now that's funny!.......Thanks RMamma.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 04:36 AM (5VlCp)

63 Good Morning Book Horde! I'm just about finished up "The Most Dangerous Moment of The War" by John Clancy. It's about the now nearly forgotten Easter raids by the Japanese in the Indian Ocean, specifically on Ceylon, in 1942. Had the Japanese pressed their attacks, they could have invaded India, or moved southwards to Madagascar & linked up with the Axis forces in East Africa, cutting off all supply lines from the East to the United Kingdom.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 04:37 AM (ANIFC)

64 While traveling last week, we listened to The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Like most of the Spanish novels I have read, it is fascinatingly different from English writers, yet ultimately fails to close the deal as a great book.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2017 04:37 AM (rhwaS)

65 When I had kids, I picked up a copy of Pippi Longstocking, remembering fondly the book I read as a girl. But the pictures were a little different. The pictures from Pippi in the South Seas, a book I checked out of the school library a few times, showed black, fat natives in grass skirts with bones through their noses, and Pippi herself illustrated all black with only white teeth showing. The version I have, published in 1997 and illustrated by Michael Chesworth, has not a single illustration of the natives. My point is that this is not news. Pippi has been censored, at least in the US, for quite a while now.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at July 30, 2017 04:39 AM (pOIpG)

66 Books? I was told there would be no reading on the blog.

Posted by: Weasel at July 30, 2017 04:40 AM (Sfs6o)

67 The best book on the Seven Years War that I've read is "Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766" by Fred Anderson. Yeah, it's big, but Anderson does a great job of detailing many of the causes leading up to and causing the war (instead of simply giving a little background) and showing the fallout from the war leading to the American Revolution. Very highly recommended.

Posted by: dwight at July 30, 2017 04:42 AM (iAl7a)

68 I just finished reading The Hidden Smile of God: the fruit of affliction in the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper and David Brainerd by John Piper. The book is very meaningful to me as it reminds me that God can work through my pain and weakness.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 04:42 AM (nBr1j)

69 Another unexpected (at least to me) aspect of Meditations" is learning that there is so much interest in Stoicism nowadays. And it seems to be growing. This isn't academic study; people are turning to it as a life philosophy, as the ancients intended. The number of recent books on the subject was surprising. Also, there are a LOT of entries on YouTube from lectures to audio books of "Meditations". Some of these have tens of thousands of viewings. It seems to me, so far, that there is little conflict between Stoicism and Christianity. Details may vary but the approach to living a good life is very similar. As more Catholic (hello, Pope Frankie)and Christian churches go SJW, to the disgust of their members, I wonder if the appeal for older, foundational works is increasing. Just conjecture on my part.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:43 AM (V+03K)

70 I went to my hometown library's annual book sale "just to look" (HA!) and came out with an armful, as was inevitable. For a few bucks I got the pictorial History of the German Air Force, some sci fi anthologies, a couple Heinleins, an old Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography with wonderful maps, a lovely little turn-of-ye-olde-century illustrated edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Life in Ancient Egypt and Assyria from 1892, a composition and grammar book from 1889, and a nifty collection of racy Balzac (go ahead, laff) short stories. I had to get them! They're orphans that need a home!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 30, 2017 04:44 AM (zuusJ)

71 17 Bleg from Vendette She e-mailed me this week and asked: "Someone I know is looking for a comprehensive history of the Seven Years' War, preferably in one volume. Any suggestions? Thanks!" This may not be exactly what she's looking for, but The Military Experience in the Age of Reason by Christopher Duffy discusses what being on the "pointy-end of the spear" was like in the 18th Century. Unfortunately, I don't have any one-volume histories of the SYW. Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 09:10 AM (5Yee7) I checked out my collection & there is "The Seven Years War in Europe 1756-1763" by Franz Szabo. It's scholarly, but good. He doesn't care much for Frederick the Great. Also in my collection is "Battle for Empire: The Very First World War" by Tom Pocock, which focuses on the global theaters of the Seven Years War. I like Pocock's style of writing, very lively. But still not one all-encompassing history that I can find.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 04:46 AM (ANIFC)

72 11 I do like ridding little kids of the knowledge of the past and the way people used to act, talk, and think, though. How can that turn out any way but totes awesome?

Posted by: Hate Has No Afro at July 30, 2017 09:07 AM (psH+N)


I know, right?

Posted by: Cultural Revolution, China at July 30, 2017 04:46 AM (BLggG)

73 Good morning 'rons and 'ettes of the printed word. My book group has been making its way through "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson, the war in question being WW1 and the setting being the East Sussex town of Rye. The main character is a young woman Latin teacher whose father recently died and her dickish relatives are making it as difficult as possible for her to get access to the money she inherited. Meanwhile the war is about to happen and Belgian refugees are being housed there. Of course this was written with 100% hindsight knowing what a clusterfuck the war was going to be, but I find it a bit disingenuous to portray people with an increasing sense of foreboding about just what a nightmarish slog it will be. But it's reasonably well written (although not as much as some of the pompom shakers in the group have been acting) and definitely not a waste of time. Made it through a chapter in John Guy's "Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years" in which Liz gets really nervous when her half brother king of Scotland, James V, has a son which reminds her that she has no heir to the throne and starts acting paranoid that Parliament might try to depose her and that even thinking unpleasant thoughts might lead to her premature death. She was graciously asked to be James VI godmother, for which she wrote a nice letter to Queen Ann, who she envied for her youthful good looks, but sent a really cheap gift (not a DVD of her speeches but still really bad) for which Ann responded that the gifts spoke loudly of her feelings toward the future king of all Britain, which made her completely insane and demanded an apology from her half brother which wasn't forthcoming. Meanwhile the socially climbing Earl of Essex was confronted by Liz for having a book dedicated to him by some Jesuit asshole causing trouble (what a unique thing) by suggesting neither anyone specified by Liz or James should be the next ruler of Britain. Essex fucked up by not bringing it to her attention immediately and disowning any knowledge of it instead of having her discover it, which was impossible not to know would happen, and unload on him. He's been increasingly presented as an asshole (he fathered the bastard child of one of Elizabeth's court maids for which she had someone else jailed) so fuck him.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 30, 2017 04:46 AM (y7DUB)

74 69 Another unexpected (at least to me) aspect of Meditations" is learning that there is so much interest in Stoicism nowadays. And it seems to be growing. This isn't academic study; people are turning to it as a life philosophy, as the ancients intended. The number of recent books on the subject was surprising. Also, there are a LOT of entries on YouTube from lectures to audio books of "Meditations". Some of these have tens of thousands of viewings. It seems to me, so far, that there is little conflict between Stoicism and Christianity. Details may vary but the approach to living a good life is very similar. As more Catholic (hello, Pope Frankie)and Christian churches go SJW, to the disgust of their members, I wonder if the appeal for older, foundational works is increasing. Just conjecture on my part. Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 09:43 AM (V+03K) I've read (and listened to) a few books by Ryan Holiday who often refers to stoicism. In fact several of his books really are about stoicism.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 04:47 AM (nBr1j)

75 "Pippi lives in a small Swedish village, sharing the house she styles 'Villa Villekulla' with her monkey named Mr. Nilsson" Whenever Pippi had a stomachache, I was able to cure it with this one weird trick...

Posted by: Mr. Nilsson at July 30, 2017 04:47 AM (/qEW2)

76 Finished "Shattered" this week.  as much as the book dumps on Hillary, one can feel the authors' deep disgust and antipathy for Trump, even more.  They also come across as naive, blinkered, and shallow.  I got the distinct feeling they resented having to write about her loss, but figured they needed something to sell after 18 months shadowing the witch and her campaign.  They also don't seem to have truly been 'inside' the campaign.  From what we know about how tightly the Hillary Gestapo controlled everything and everyone covering the campaign, it seems that these two partisan writers really didn't have all that much truly inside, honest, unadulterated access.  My guess is Mook and Bill provided most of the material, and it is presented very defensively. 

On to the next:   Wolf, the German WWI raider.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 30, 2017 04:47 AM (YFnq5)

77 67 The best book on the Seven Years War that I've read is "Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766" by Fred Anderson. Yeah, it's big, but Anderson does a great job of detailing many of the causes leading up to and causing the war (instead of simply giving a little background) and showing the fallout from the war leading to the American Revolution. Very highly recommended. Posted by: dwight at July 30, 2017 09:42 AM (iAl7a) I can second that recommendation. I liked that book a lot.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 04:48 AM (ANIFC)

78 Posted by: JuJuBee at July 30, 2017 09:30 AM (2NqXo) I'm glad for all our sakes that he didn't slink away. Not just because of Hellary never being president, but also because if they had broken him they would know they could break *any* of us without repercussion.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 30, 2017 04:49 AM (rp9xB)

79 55 Trump broke the rules, all right. He was supposed to praise his opponent to the skies like McCain did, and play the gentleman when attacked, like Romney did. And when they delivered the death blow of the pussy tape, he was supposed to drop out of the race and slink away, his reputation in tatters and his entire life destroyed.

The nerve of that guy!
Posted by: JuJuBee at July 30, 2017 09:30 AM (2NqXo)


Yes. I think that's exactly what 'broke all the rules' means. Well done.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 04:49 AM (BLggG)

80 For a sobering statistic look up how many Army aircraft were lost. In the US, just during training.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 04:49 AM (wOZdC)

81 For those interested, The Campaign for Guadalcanal by Jack Coggins is a general account of the fight for the island. Numerous pencil illustrations by Coggins, it was originally published in 1972. I read it repeatedly as a kid; it's been years since I read it, but I remember it being pretty even-handed in its treatment of the Japanese and lots of factoids in the book.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:49 AM (5Yee7)

82 raheem kassam is great when he subs for Hannity. He has a show on Breitbart too.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:52 AM (g+Dix)

83 Made a trip to Chicago this week, and went to the Newberry Library's annual book sale. Newberry is a private library and worth a looky loo for any morons who love books. Use your fav search engine to see pics. Anyway picked up an armload of books, including "The Route 66 Cookbook, Comfort Food From The Mother Road", by Marian Clark. It's a journey along Route 66 with info and pictures of the great restaurants and sights to see along the way, with recipes from many of those places. Published in 1993, with an update in 2000 that merely included a set of color photos (no update to the text), it's a look at an America that no longer exists.

Posted by: Boots at July 30, 2017 04:52 AM (EBwPV)

84 Working on a re-read of the Mitch Rapp series.  On book 5 now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 04:52 AM (mpXpK)

85 67 ... Another vote for "Crucible of War" as a one volume history of the Seven Years War. Many books focus on one aspect of the conflict, this one takes the most world-wide approach I've seen.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 04:52 AM (V+03K)

86 A matter of numbers: how mass migration could transform Europe into a Muslim-dominated continent within our own lifetimes


Hasn't that already happened to Europe?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 04:54 AM (mpXpK)

87 Anyone been to the Pritzker Military Library, in Chicago?  i stopped by, a few years ago.  Seems like a great pic for a future Sunday morning profile.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 30, 2017 04:55 AM (YFnq5)

88 The alarming speed at which No Go Zones are coming to America


We have had those for a long time if you are white.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 04:55 AM (mpXpK)

89 The key is noting that A. They will never, ever, question their assumptions or weltanschaung, therefore any "what happened" is by definition going to be short on introspection and long on blaming others, therefore B. it's going tonsound like a broken record. No way around it. So it's "I take full responsibility, but it's your fault."; in every possible combination and permutation, to the point of absurdity. The Republicans are in a bit of a quandary, because they have to cover for these folks. Must be fun.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 04:56 AM (wOZdC)

90 A matter of numbers: how mass migration could transform Europe into a Muslim-dominated continent within our own lifetimes Hasn't that already happened to Europe? Posted by: Vic We Have No Party They're only Muslim dominated because they currently *want* to commit suicide by Islam. Theoretically, they could still expel/kill the invaders and retake their countries. I'm guessing what Raheem is talking about is Muslim majorities in European countries where no rollback would be possible.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 04:59 AM (/qEW2)

91 I checked out my collection & there is "The Seven Years War in Europe 1756-1763" by Franz Szabo. It's scholarly, but good. He doesn't care much for Frederick the Great. Also in my collection is "Battle for Empire: The Very First World War" by Tom Pocock, which focuses on the global theaters of the Seven Years War. I like Pocock's style of writing, very lively. But still not one all-encompassing history that I can find. Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 09:46 AM (ANIFC) Thanks the recommendations. I've been more interested in how the armies fought rather than why and need to rectify that limitation on my self-education. Yes, Frederick's ambitions got lots of people killed. The Seven Years War was basically "round two" and "round one" was the War of Austrian Succession about a decade earlier.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 04:59 AM (5Yee7)

92 She e-mailed me this week and asked: "Someone I know is looking for a comprehensive history of the Seven Years' War, preferably in one volume. Any suggestions? Thanks!


A quick look at Amazon and this hits the top of the list.  And has some good reviews.


http://tinyurl.com/y9xkw5hc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 05:01 AM (mpXpK)

93 I've started the Didius Falco series thanks to many recommendations from morons, and it's great. Currently just finished "The Delirium Brief," latest in the Laundry Files series, which I highly recommend. A much darker ending in this book, but an appropriate one. Briefly, it's about a super secret British government organization trying to keep the Earth safe from Cthulhu and other creatures of the multiverse. Contains math, satire of corporate mindthink and elements of spy fiction. Things keep changing from book to book; this is how to keep a series fresh.

Posted by: Dr Alice at July 30, 2017 05:01 AM (LaT54)

94 "The alarming speed at which No Go Zones are coming to America" We have had those for a long time if you are white. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70bvwIXXxoY

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 05:01 AM (/qEW2)

95 x

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 05:01 AM (/qEW2)

96 For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.


Only unpredictable from the standpoint of the MFM which flooded the airwaves with phony slanted polls.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 05:03 AM (mpXpK)

97 Re: No Go Zones. In the community just west of me, a nice suburban neighborhood, the muzzies have taken over. There is a mosque, and an entire subdivision of ranch homes all owned by muzz. As you drive down the road the mosque is on, you pass a Catholic church, a Presbyterian church a Hindu temple and the mosque. Only one of those buildings is surrounded by a fence tipped with spear points.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 30, 2017 05:03 AM (ty7RM)

98 Anyone been to the Pritzker Military Library, in Chicago? i stopped by, a few years ago. Seems like a great pic for a future Sunday morning profile. Posted by: goatexchange at July 30, 2017 09:55 AM (YFnq5) I have not, but the kid brother did when he was up in Chicago for a toy soldier show several years ago. He was very favorably impressed and said that the annual membership fee was very reasonable; the only reason he didn't sign-up was because the Pritzker Military Library is in Chicago and he lives in Dayton, OH.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 05:04 AM (5Yee7)

99 Vic is too valuable. Select another moron at random and send them to me.

Posted by: The Barrel at July 30, 2017 05:04 AM (/qEW2)

100 I assume this has already been suggested as an alternate Hillary book title. Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 05:04 AM (7+uJ1)

101 Yes, that's right, Hillary came out ahead in the all-important "nationwide...popular vote" statistic. They are never, ever going to forget that, and they don't think you, should, either.


If you throw out all the vote fraud that has now been proven Trump won the popular vote too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 05:04 AM (mpXpK)

102 Browsing in the used book store, always a danger, I came across an unopened paperback of "The Age of Fighting Sail" by CS Forester of Horatio Hornblower fame. Two bucks for a new copy. Such a deal! This is a history of the naval battles between American and British forces during the War of 1812 and why the Americans did so well against the most formidable fleet on the planet. I've just started it but Forester approaches this history almost like a novel. Should be interesting. And the cover painting of an encounter with the USS Constitution is gorgeous.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 05:05 AM (V+03K)

103 What is the mechanism that leftists escape responsibility for their disasters? The "experts" say this and that will never happen (but, you deserve it when it does); the prescient are labeled crackpots and extremists, and when something comes to pass that was predicted, in even worse ways that can be imagined, they somehow manage to have moved to yet another Really Fucking Stupid Idea Ver 2.4 and are seemingly innoculated. I realize the press has a great role to play in this, but it's just amazing to watch over the years.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 05:06 AM (wOZdC)

104 Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 09:52 AM (g+Dix) Sounds like he's one of those "moderate" muslims (an apostate by muslim standards) who the DC party apparatchiks were so hot to support....until they told the truth about islam. One of the great tragedies of the west's refusal to insist on western cultural norms in western countries is that it deeply betrays those who came here hoping to integrate. If a middle-eastern girl can't be free of FGM and marriage at 14 here or in England where can she ever hope to be free of it?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 30, 2017 05:08 AM (rp9xB)

105 Browsing in the used book store, always a danger, I came across an unopened paperback of "The Age of Fighting Sail" by CS Forester of Horatio Hornblower fame. Two bucks for a new copy. Such a deal! Horatio will blow my horn for only $2??? That is quite a deal!

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 30, 2017 05:09 AM (/qEW2)

106 There should be zero No Go zones in any first world Western country. Muslim or otherwise. Political correctness will be the death of the West.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 05:10 AM (7+uJ1)

107 My read is that Hillz got jealous of the money Shattered made, and wanted a piece of that cash cow.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 30, 2017 05:11 AM (YFnq5)

108 Here is my annual reminder: the 2018 Old Farmers Almanac comes out August 29. I already preordered a copy which saves a couple of dollars. I look forward to the new edition every year; it's one of the few traditions I observe. I keep it by my recliner so I can dip into it when I want.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 05:12 AM (V+03K)

109 Neptune's Inferno - excellent, everyone with an interest in WWII Pacific history should read it.

Wilkerson, Powell's aide - nutcase.  He recently surfaced again to barf up some idiocy about something or other.  I have literally never come across a public statement of his that wasn't idiotic - and he seems emotionally unstable as well.  Pretty apt commentary on Powell's intellect and character all in itself.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 30, 2017 05:16 AM (QDnY+)

110 There should be zero No Go zones in any first world Western country. Muslim or otherwise. Political correctness will be the death of the West. Posted by: Jack Sock Ideally, we should not allow Muslim immigration, as the principles of Islam are incompatible with our laws. But if we have to let them in, I prefer to let them fester in their no go zones. Let them kill and beat each other there. I don't give a f*. I live in the 'burbs and I don't want to deal with them on a day to day basis. If it does come to civil war, they will be easier to locate if they are isolated in no go zones.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 05:18 AM (/qEW2)

111 A matter of numbers: how mass migration could transform Europe into a Muslim-dominated continent within our own lifetimes Hasn't that already happened to Europe? Posted by: Vic We Have No Party They're only Muslim dominated because they currently *want* to commit suicide by Islam. Theoretically, they could still expel/kill the invaders and retake their countries. I'm guessing what Raheem is talking about is Muslim majorities in European countries where no rollback would be possible. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 09:59 AM (/qEW2) The Muslims have already "won" in Europe. It would basically take house to house fighting nationwide for years to expel them. And there is zero stomach for that anyway. So, we're in the middle phase right now, where thousands of little individual aggressions each day, rape, murder, robbery, bring the Europeans into the Muslim fold. The gov'ts there have already made islam the de facto gov't religion. So, the light's going out over there. Europe will be another series of failed muslim states in less than 100 years. Islam is like the Left's Cultural Revolution writ historical. There's always someone holier than thou whose willing to tear down society and progress for "god". A-a-a-a-and, speaking of "over there", I hope our armed forces aren't dragged into another mess of the Eurotards own making. No American should die for that feckless bunch of a-holes.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2017 05:20 AM (9q7Dl)

112 Today I'm giving my little niece a set of The Mysterious Benedict Society Books for her birthday! If your kids enjoy detective mysteries and things like learning Morse Code, these books are fun. They're recommended for ages 8-13 - They were among my daughter's childhood favorites, but I'd read them with her and my mother enjoyed reading them too! They are published by Little Brown & Co. and Amazon delivered them to my front door which works out nicely since I am boycotting B&N and Simon and Schuster due to their anti-Trump children's book.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 30, 2017 05:24 AM (oQQwD)

113 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 10:18 AM (/qEW2) I couldn't disagree more. Unless you've just surrendered I don't see how that makes sense. Do you agree we should just allow sanctuary cities also just because you live in the suburbs?

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 05:26 AM (7+uJ1)

114 Nationwide, Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. I don't have a link, but I read shortly after the election that those 2.8 million votes can be entirely accounted for by six counties in California. Eliminate them, and Trump would have won the nationwide popular vote. And Hillary *still* wins CA. That's how lopsided the vote was in that state.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2017 05:26 AM (sdi6R)

115 Ideally, we should not allow Muslim immigration, as the principles of Islam are incompatible with our laws. But if we have to let them in, I prefer to let them fester in their no go zones. Let them kill and beat each other there. I don't give a f*. I live in the 'burbs and I don't want to deal with them on a day to day basis. If it does come to civil war, they will be easier to locate if they are isolated in no go zones. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 10:18 AM (/qEW2) Which is why the muslim projects in France are built with only one road leading in or out.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 05:27 AM (ANIFC)

116 Voter fraud should have serious consequences. As in hard time in prison. Double voting, voting when not eligible. Foreign nationals, illegal aliens - democrats or leftists at least have no qualms about using "democracy" to overthrow the existing system to install themselves permanently in power.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 05:30 AM (wOZdC)

117 Yes, that's right, Hillary came out ahead in the all-important "nationwide...popular vote" statistic. They are never, ever going to forget that, and they don't think you, should, either. Fuck them; she still got less than 50% of the popular vote, just like her "wildly popular" predator husband. IOW more people voted against those fucking grifters than wanted them in office. Even GWB got over 50% against Lurch.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 30, 2017 05:31 AM (y7DUB)

118 Trump beat the margin of fraud. In reality it was a landslide victory.

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2017 05:32 AM (XoldI)

119 Recently I've been reading a bigass history of the Great Game in Central Asia, only this one's by Karl Meyer and is called _Tournament of Shadows_ (presumably because Hopkirk already used the much cooler title _The Great Game_). Has anyone read both Meyer and Hopkirk's books? Which one is better?

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 30, 2017 05:33 AM (Fr1z5)

120 104 . Yes it defeats the purpose of those who came here seeking liberty. Kassam is articulate, very bright and is a strong voice for freedom.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 05:33 AM (53MZt)

121 Voter fraud should have serious consequences. As in hard time in prison. Good luck getting those Repuke eunuchs to do a fucking thing about it. To paraphrase Private Munster: prosecuting those traitorous cocksuckers is not who we are.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 30, 2017 05:34 AM (y7DUB)

122 For those who still go to Barnes and Noble, they are having a sale, in store only, on their Barnes and Noble Classics series for 5 dollars each. The selections are paperbacks and include everything from Aesop's Fables to Frankenstein (that's Frahnkensteen!) to Plutarch's Lives. I have several of them and they are pretty good and comprehensive. The translated editions tend be older, public domain versions. Just FYI I believe the sale ends today.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 05:36 AM (V+03K)

123 After thoroughly enjoying "Operation Mincemeat" by Ben Macintyre, I've started his book "Rogue Heroes" about the history of the SAS.  Only a few pages in, but seems to be another good read. 

Also reading "Judgement of Paris," which I've been meaning to get to for quite a while, about the 1976 blind tasting of French and California wines.  Really interesting story and history of winemaking in America.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at July 30, 2017 05:37 AM (YidHP)

124 I'm reading Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling. I never heard of it and found it in a thrift store - with a bunch of other India and mythology based books that I also picked up.

It is a children's book, and in it two siblings, Dan and Una are out practicing a scene from Midsummer Night's Dream when Puck appears to them and begins telling them about the history of Britain with stories about gods now left, and introduction of various individuals of history in Britain: a Saxon Thane, a Norman knight who travels and fights, a Roman Legionary who was stationed at Hadrian's Wall, and that's as far as I've gotten.

It is not as good as some, but it is a good school age "adventure history" that uses phantoms of the past drawn up by Puck and his magic.



Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 05:40 AM (mkDpn)

125 The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday is a good introduction to Stoicism. There's also an email list from him, to support the book. I bought a copy for my stepson, who could really use a personal philosophy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2017 05:41 AM (Lqy/e)

126 I read The Ragamuffin Gospels this week. It's interesting and parts of it resonate with me. I think I'll have to study it a bit more. Also picked up The Comfort of Color, which is about using brighter colors in your home. I don't know if I could live in a house with as many colors as she uses, but she does give some good advice on how to add more color, even in houses where you are restricted to white walls.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2017 05:47 AM (Lqy/e)

127 We just got a copy of the last Amelia Peabody Egyptian mystery, "The Painted Queen", by the late Elizabeth Peters. This was an unfinished manuscript that Joan Hess completed. It just came out this week. We read all the other books in the series over the years, thoroughly enjoyable, and were thrilled that this last one was being offered. Mrs. JTB just started it but says it has the 'feel' of the earlier novels. I've only read a couple of Joan Hess mysteries and recall they were pretty good. Hess lives in Texas so maybe that helps.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 05:48 AM (V+03K)

128 I couldn't disagree more. Unless you've just surrendered I don't see how that makes sense. Do you agree we should just allow sanctuary cities also just because you live in the suburbs? Posted by: Jack Sock No, that's why I said ideally we should not allow Muslim immigration. I think it's *insane* that we need to have a list of areas in our *own country* where the rule of law does not apply. But until we get around to reforming our policies, I don't know what to do, other than leaving them to themselves.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 05:48 AM (/qEW2)

129 The only frigging thing I would buy from Al-franken is his ashes so I could piss on them.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 30, 2017 05:48 AM (aMlLZ)

130 The Comfort of Color, which is about using brighter colors in your home.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2017 10:47 AM (Lqy/e)

THAT IS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION YOU RACIST, SEXIST, CAPITALIST PIG!

Posted by: SJW...Always On The Lookout! at July 30, 2017 05:49 AM (wYseH)

131 I don't have a link, but I read shortly after the election that those 2.8 million votes can be entirely accounted for by six counties in California. Eliminate them, and Trump would have won the nationwide popular vote. And Hillary *still* wins CA. That's how lopsided the vote was in that state.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2017 10:26 AM (sdi6R)


For the last two decades, the Democrats voting strategy has been to concentrate on increasing the turnout for women, racial minorities, homosexuals, and other grievance groups. But all that will do is run up their vote totals in blue states. Meanwhile, the electoral college says "who's your daddy?"

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 05:53 AM (BLggG)

132 In yesterday's Chess/Dress Thread, OregonMuse recommended "Birth of the Chess Queen" by Marilyn Yalom after I posted a comment about the radical rule changes that led to the birth of modern chess in the 15th century. I just pulled the trigger on a used hardcover at AbeBooks. I like buying hardcovers, especially when I can find lightly used ones that are cheaper than a new paperback. Here's the Amazon link describing the book: http://preview.tinyurl.com/y82yer47 While I was at it, I also ordered a copy of H. J. R. Murray's "A History of Chess", which I've had my eye on for a while. Originally published in 1913, it is still considered the gold standard for chess history. The author was a classic English Victorian scholar of the kind they don't make anymore. He taught himself Arabic so he could read original source texts for his research. At 900 pages, this one sounds like a doozy. I doubt I'll ever read the whole thing, but it will be fun to dip into now and then. It has been republished several times since the original edition appeared, and I found a hardcover from the 1990s for $32.50, which was the cheapest one I saw. Most of them are $60 and up. You can still get original 1913 editions for around $300 if you want. Here is the Amazon listing for the current paperback edition: http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc9qy7jl In this case, even though the used hardcover is more expensive than a now paperback, this is the kind of book that cries out for hardcover.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2017 05:53 AM (sdi6R)

133 Pournelle's "Prince of Mercenaries" was the first book of a trilogy that I keep going back to, as often as anything by George MacDonald Fraser. The latter two books were written in collaboration with military S.F. stalwart S. M. Stirling. I believe that the bulk of the Legion, along with Falkenberg himself, was on New Washington. I hope someone comes out with a hardcover omnibus of this trilogy, since my paperback versions can't last too much longer.

Posted by: D.J. Phillips at July 30, 2017 05:53 AM (ykqNe)

134 Clive "Hellraiser" Barker, Mister B Gone, is the autobiography of a demon, written by one who would know. Jakabok Botch was born at the bottom of Hell and finds his way out when a human summoner tries to summon his dad. Mr B interposes himself and gets loose in Europe, the fifteenth century AD. The demon does sadistic things to innocents all through France and Germany until the reader throws up and puts the book down. Common themes that crop up in this book are the abuse of children, and the torture of everybody. In Barker's world, it's the Judgey Hypocritical Church that's often to blame, and they'd pulled this monster from the Pit in the first place. I got the impression that Barker himself has got some serious mental issues.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 05:53 AM (6FqZa)

135 I found a cool Library link The link is to a cool library a guy built and at the bottom of this link it links to other interesting library stories.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9gr8q36

Posted by: X-ray at July 30, 2017 05:55 AM (XsmIU)

136 129 The only frigging thing I would buy from Al-franken is his ashes so I could piss on them.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 30, 2017 10:48 AM (aMlLZ)


So... not a fan, then?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 05:55 AM (BLggG)

137 While I was at it, I also ordered a copy of H. J. R. Murray's "A History of Chess"

I think you can get this online for free.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 05:58 AM (BLggG)

138 Please don't pee on Franken's ashes. I need those.

Posted by: Berserker's cat at July 30, 2017 05:58 AM (6FqZa)

139 http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9gr8q36
Posted by: X-ray at July 30, 2017 10:55 AM (XsmIU)


Thank you, those are some great photos.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:00 AM (BLggG)

140 Oh look. I'm "Zippy" Longstocking!

Posted by: Dr. Evil at July 30, 2017 06:00 AM (/qEW2)

141 "One wonders what they're going to censor next." No, one doesn't wonder. Anything is fair game, nothing is sacred. Art must be approved by the Ministry of Good Sense and Judgment. Which will have an army of its own. Now... I've never read the book "Brave New World," because I hear it's a dull read, but I think it deals with this stuff in there, somehow, someway.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:01 AM (Pz4pT)

142 Good Sunday morning, horde! I really do plan on starting Meditations this week. By the time I get started, you will all be done discussing it on Goodreads. Posted by: April at July 30, 2017 09:22 AM ________ Unlikely, April. As JTB said, "Meditations" isn't something you whip through. There are many, many causes for mental digression in that work. Speaking for myself, I haven't discussed it much because I've pondering Marcus's writing along different avenues. (That and procrastination -- a topic Marcus touches on, by the way.) Won't you join us over on Goodreads? I've been enjoying everyone's input. And please don't worry if you feel that you're have little to contribute. There are no quotas, and there's won't be a quiz.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 30, 2017 06:02 AM (zkGZ8)

143 137 While I was at it, I also ordered a copy of H. J. R. Murray's "A History of Chess" I think you can get this online for free. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 10:58 AM (BLggG) Now you tell me. Oh well, at least I didn't spring for an original 1913 edition.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2017 06:05 AM (sdi6R)

144 rhomboid at July 30, 2017 10:16 AM I went ahead and bought the book. Eighteen percent into it to get the the North Invading the South. All of that historical set up. There are some interesting ways of describing the players and their motivations. The war in China between the communists and anti-communists is labeled a 'civil war' implying an internal matter even as the author makes it plain that the Soviets were providing Mao with an education. The war between the North and the South in Korea is also label an internal affair even as the author makes note of the military support given the North by the Soviets and how the US did not give nearly as much support to the South. Many of the same arguments made about the Korean war were also made about the war in Vietnam. I find it interesting to see how events are described after having read about the anti-colonial rebellions in Africa ten years later. Especially given the current political environment here in the US in the present time. All of these brush fire wars were 'nationalistic' wars for independence, financed by the Soviets, supplied by the Soviets, and the rebels were not true communists but nationalists in a struggle against the colonial imperialists. Still haven't gotten to the Chosin Reservoir yet. As I remember it, the invasion from the North, pushed all the way to Pusan in the south before the UN troops (hah!) pushed all the way back to the Yalu. Then the Chinese sent in their armies and pushed back to the 38th parallel. So far, it's and educational read, and the price is right.

Posted by: Abaddon Maximus Lee at July 30, 2017 06:06 AM (m9X4Y)

145 As to Neptune's Inferno , one of the reasons the USN got so badly torn up was the IJN learned how to fight at night and learned how to have cruisers and destroyers work together . The latter is a result of the various arms control treaties , London and Washington , 'cheated' out of battleship tonnage , they went with what they could have,cruisers and DD's . As to night fighting they developed lookouts that were selected and trained for their visual acuity, their eyes . Until radar got useful , it was better than our 'system'. And lastly , the Long Lance was a very very good weapon

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at July 30, 2017 06:06 AM (YrDFq)

146 I've been busy reading about the Imran Awan/Debbie Wasserman Schultz scandal. Not that much coverage but I think that might be changing soon. This could be very explosive.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 06:07 AM (/tuJf)

147 Thank you, those are some great photos.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 11:00 AM (BLggG)


 The photos on that site of the old  Public library of Cincinnati are great too. The guy that built the bespoke library is a true artist.



http://preview.tinyurl.com/lhpc6na

Posted by: X-ray at July 30, 2017 06:09 AM (XsmIU)

148 I'll need some Cliffs Notes on Awan at some point. I'm told it's a scandal, and the media is covering it up, but who are the victims? From what I've seen it's mostly Democrats and their donors whom Awan robbed. And, you know, screw them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 06:09 AM (6FqZa)

149 What I'm reading: "Rape of the Mind" by Joost Meerloo. Recommended here some time ago, I finally dug into it. Chilling and prescient. Crisply written and laid out well, I am particularly struck by the fact that this man, with so vast a body of knowledge, expresses psychological principles in ways that aren't necessarily done these days. And lest anyone think that's because his views are primitive, and have been replaced by greater understanding in the past 50-60 years... No. That's not it. I think the field of psychiatry and psychology have taken great leaps backwards in the ensuing years. Practitioners and researchers understood things that we are forgetting, and have already forgotten. He points out dangers to society, and risks to individuals that are being played out in front of us. It's so clear and obvious, and it scares the hell out of me that we live in this world, where our mindf**ked populous (my word, not his) is the dominant force. The so-called leaders in all their works, have created the monster, and now, they have no means of controlling it. Which is always the danger, I guess. Leaders who abdicate responsibility, and the holders of wisdom, choosing ignorance. For whatever reason, once they no longer have the answers, the people get ugly, become animals, and civilization gets lost. It's been done before. I am reasonably sure that's where we are now. Not quite reaching the height, where blood flows freely in the streets, but we're getting there.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:10 AM (Pz4pT)

150 142 ... What FireHorse said. I hope others will join the Goodreads group discussion. There is immense value in the work itself but it is proving to be a springboard to so many other areas of interest and value. I wish I had read it years ago and would kick myself for not doing so, but that would not be in keeping with Stoic values. :-)

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 06:10 AM (V+03K)

151 146 I've been busy reading about the Imran Awan/Debbie Wasserman Schultz scandal. Not that much coverage but I think that might be changing soon.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 11:07 AM (/tuJf)


What do you mean, there's been no coverage? There's been plenty of coverage. With a pillow. Until it stops moving. (Iowahawk)

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:11 AM (BLggG)

152 What day is it? Is it Sunday? Am I awake? Is this real life? Or just a dream?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:12 AM (0mRoj)

153 Brian Stelter is a species of wheeze hole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:12 AM (IqV8l)

154 Thanks the recommendations. I've been more interested in how the armies fought rather than why and need to rectify that limitation on my self-education. Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 09:59 AM (5Yee7) Two other books by Duffy that might have what you are looking for are The Army of Frederick the Great and The Army of Maria Theresa. Also, I enjoyed The Age of Battles by Weigley. It covers the period from Breitenfeld to Waterloo, so it deals with 180 years instead of 7, but it was a very "interesting" time.

Posted by: HTL at July 30, 2017 06:13 AM (KmJDX)

155 Meanwhile, the electoral college says "who's your daddy?" Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 10:53 AM ________ My favorite sports analogy is to the 1960 World Series. From Wikipedia's summary: "The Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27 in this Series, outhit them 91-60, outbatted them .338 to .256, hit 10 home runs to Pittsburgh's four, got two complete-game no-hitters from Whitey Ford -- and lost." Then the parallels end. The Yankees would win the World Series the following year, and the year after that, and seven more times after that -- whereas Hillary Clinton will never win another contest for the rest of her life.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 30, 2017 06:13 AM (zkGZ8)

156 As to Neptune's Inferno , I found Hornfischer's presentation and style execrable:I had difficulty finishing the thing. For better style , one can not go far wrong with the Morrison. The whole 16 volumes is a bit much but the compressed 'The Two Ocean War' isn't bad, and read along with Eagle Against The Sun as a companion for updated facts and such , it works quite well.

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at July 30, 2017 06:13 AM (YrDFq)

157 153 Brian Stelter is a species of wheeze hole. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l) Not to be confused with Brian Setzer, who's one cool cat.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:14 AM (0mRoj)

158 Just imagine if Pipi and Huck Finn had an adventure together to find Jim who turned out to be Pipi's brother...

How many Liberal craniums would implode?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 30, 2017 06:14 AM (577OG)

159 Nice. President addresses evangelicalism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2HmjwdVJg Not sure what it will cash out to, but even talking about it is a positive step. This guy is a good.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 06:15 AM (/qEW2)

160 Now reading Russia's Last Gasp by Prit Buttar. The author contends that Brusilov basically invented infiltration tactics on the Eastern front in WWI and was able to use them to push back the Austro-Hungarians a goodly distance before exhaustion and the revolution blew it all up. Very detailed but the author needed a better editor.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 30, 2017 06:16 AM (RD7QR)

161 How many Liberal craniums would implode? Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 30, 2017 11:14 AM (577OG) Unless it's all them, not enough.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:16 AM (0mRoj)

162 >>I'll need some Cliffs Notes on Awan at some point. I'm told it's a scandal, and the media is covering it up, but who are the victims? From what I've seen it's mostly Democrats and their donors whom Awan robbed. And, you know, screw them. It goes much deeper than that. These guys had access to an enormous amount of Congressional data including national security information and they have some very interesting ties including the Clintons. Of course. They also had access to the DNC servers at the same time of the wikileaks email dump. There is way too much stuff here that does not add up to a simple theft of computer gear.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 06:16 AM (/tuJf)

163 And lastly , the Long Lance was a very very good weapon Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at July 30, 2017 11:06 AM (YrDFq) === The Long Lance torpedo was perhaps the only effective, truly "secret weapon," on either side at the start of WW2. Radar was known to all major combatants; the Japanese lagged the Germans and Allies in fielding combat systems. The USN simply did not believe the Japanese had a surface-launched torpedo with the speed and distance capabilities of the Long Lance, even when there was no other explanation for the hits in the naval battles near Guadalcanal. It sank and damaged many, many USN and Allied ships in the battles around the Netherlands East Indies and the Solomons.

Posted by: Gref at July 30, 2017 06:18 AM (AMIL/)

164 DWS may be committing suicide soon.

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2017 06:18 AM (XoldI)

165 As more Catholic (hello, Pope Frankie)and Christian churches go SJW, to the disgust of their members, I wonder if the appeal for older, foundational works is increasing. Just conjecture on my part. Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2017 09:43 AM (V+03K)

Posted by: NHS Bureaucrats at July 30, 2017 06:19 AM (P4bEn)

166 JTB, I I ve Amelia Peabody! Dudnknow there's a new one - thanks!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 30, 2017 06:20 AM (hMwEB)

167 There is way too much stuff here that does not add up to a simple theft of computer gear. Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 11:16 AM (/tuJf) Piffle. If you think this is anything more than a low-level IT guy forgetting about a couple of spare keyboards in his trunk, you're a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist nutjob who believes in Lizard People, a flat Earth and that the JFK shooting was faked by the Bilderbergs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:20 AM (0mRoj)

168 Well, that went wrong on a number of levels!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 06:20 AM (P4bEn)

169 Not reading anything at this point. Every so often I take a break of about a week and read nothing. I'm not sure if its beneficial or not, but it helps me be more interested the next book I crack open.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 30, 2017 06:21 AM (39g3+)

170 JackStraw at July 30, 2017 11:07 AM (/tuJf, While it certainly has srs potential to be , I'm certain the media is going to do all in its power to minimize any connection to the dnc, Awan and wasserman /dnc will all the sudden be a bunch of know nuttins and anyone asking for clarity will only be asking for justice because bigoty bigot.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:21 AM (FKrah)

171 It's my understanding the Awans are pakistani nationals who had access to House Intelligence Committee emails for the last ten years or so, about 20 House Democrats. Under investigation since February, Schulz did not fire them until one of them was arrested by the FBI. I think most of them have absconded back to Pakistan. May have some tie-in to the Seth Rich murder, etc etc. In other words, business as usual, nothing to see here, move along.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:22 AM (wOZdC)

172 What day is it? Is it Sunday? Am I awake? Is this real life? Or just a dream? Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 11:12 AM (0mRoj) If this was a dream, would us knuckleheads be in it?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:23 AM (Pz4pT)

173 As more Catholic (hello, Pope Frankie)and Christian churches go SJW, to the disgust of their members, I wonder if the appeal for older, foundational works is increasing. Make the Necronomicon great again!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:23 AM (0mRoj)

174 To JTB's comment, I found (but not yet been to) a parish that does the old Tridentine mass in Latin. The post-Vatican II mass is such an awful show, what with guitar hymns and pawing your fellow congregationists. Lapsed but want to return.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 06:23 AM (P4bEn)

175 159 Nice. President addresses evangelicalism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2HmjwdVJg

Not sure what it will cash out to, but even talking about it is a positive step.

This guy is a good.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 11:15 AM (/qEW2)


"In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT.

I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:24 AM (BLggG)

176 If this was a dream, would us knuckleheads be in it? Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 11:23 AM (Pz4pT) Probably, yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:24 AM (0mRoj)

177 pretty certain amwan had access tgo everything the dnc had access to, also he seemed unconcerned with moral obligation to America so, why wouldn't he have tried to benefit from the access he had?

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:24 AM (FKrah)

178 Not to mention they've lawyered up (as if this were a simple criminal matter... sure) with one if the top Clinton attorneys. SSDD

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:26 AM (wOZdC)

179 My favorite sports analogy is to the 1960 World Series. From Wikipedia's summary: "The Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27 in this Series, outhit them 91-60, outbatted them .338 to .256, hit 10 home runs to Pittsburgh's four, got two complete-game no-hitters from Whitey Ford -- and lost." Then the parallels end. The Yankees would win the World Series the following year, and the year after that, and seven more times after that -- whereas Hillary Clinton will never win another contest for the rest of her life. Posted by: FireHorse at July 30, 2017 11:13 AM (zkGZ Pedantic correction: Ford did not pitch any no-hitters. One game he gave up four hits, no runs, the other game, seven hits, no runs. Otherwise, carry on...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:26 AM (Pz4pT)

180 I have so many scary dreams when Iam unlucky enough to remember them, i'm at times grateful for short sleeps.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:26 AM (FKrah)

181 as agregious as anwan is I would like to know how comey gave a pass to all those involved in the shredding emails party?

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:27 AM (FKrah)

182 egregious even

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:28 AM (FKrah)

183 Ph'nglui mglwh nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh w'gah naagl fh'tagn. That is a more inspiring slogan than the ones the Democrats are floating. They are more vile and evil than the Elder Gods.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 06:28 AM (/qEW2)

184 Recall that Wassermanschulz threatened "consequences" some time ago if her laptop was not returned immediately, despite it being held as evidence in a criminal investigation. Palpable fear on her part during this exchange, some say.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:28 AM (wOZdC)

185 "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. I wish it were even true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 30, 2017 06:29 AM (39g3+)

186 Tomorrow everyone who likes P.C. Hodgell will officially be able to purchase her latest Kencyrath book - The Gates of Tagmeth.

https://www.amazon.com/Gates-Tagmeth-Kencyrath-P-Hodgell/dp/1481482548

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 30, 2017 06:29 AM (577OG)

187 I'm a gregious he's a gregious Wouldn't you like to be a gregious too?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:29 AM (0mRoj)

188 Common tater, if only we had an actual media

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:30 AM (FKrah)

189 So a sitting member of congress threatening the Capitol Police. Not a Story, however. Our Journalists have seen to that.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:30 AM (wOZdC)

190 ill just be aggrieved .

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:31 AM (FKrah)

191 >>It's my understanding the Awans are pakistani nationals who had access to House Intelligence Committee emails for the last ten years or so, about 20 House Democrats. Under investigation since February, Schulz did not fire them until one of them was arrested by the FBI. I think most of them have absconded back to Pakistan. May have some tie-in to the Seth Rich murder, etc etc. In other words, business as usual, nothing to see here, move along. There is much, much more to it than that. Consider this one thing. The average pay for an IT staffer in Congress is somewhere in the $40-$50K range. Imran was being paid in excess of $160k for years and his brothers, wife and BFF were paid similarly. In fact, his younger brother was hired when he was 20 and was being paid 6 figures. Why were these guys being paid so much money when there were much, much cheaper and by all accounts more competent services available from other groups? And why did DWS continue to pay Awan months after she knew he was under investigation and why did she plan to keep on paying him when she knew he was going to be in Pakistan, most likely never to return? Incidentally, one of those 20 or so House Democrats who was using their services for years is Andre Carson, one of 2 Muslims in the House and a long time supporter of CAIR and the MB. Something is definitely rotten in Denmark.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 06:31 AM (/tuJf)

192 Meanwhile, the electoral college says "who's your daddy?" Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 10:53 AM (BLggG) In '08 if McCain had flipped 100,000* votes in six states he would have won the Electoral College. I did the math back then and was amazed how small his (the ZeroBama) margin of victory actually was. The Democrats know how close the EC is. Which is why they want to infest the country with leftists, spread out into certain states. * From (D) to (R) - total deficit was 200,000 votes. Smallest margin was 10,000 votes in one state that I forget now.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 06:31 AM (EgwCt)

193 I wish it were even true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 30, 2017 11:29 AM (39g3+)


Yeah, I know. But for a sitting president to even express that even as an ideal? It's like finding a spring of cool water out in the sun-scorched desert wasteland.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:32 AM (BLggG)

194 I have so many scary dreams when Iam unlucky enough to remember them, i'm at times grateful for short sleeps. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:26 AM (FKrah) My view, and it is just that, based on what knowledge I do have, is that the details of dreams are not important. What they are "about" matters so little, and any effort at trying to match symbols with their meaning is pointless. No, the better use of dreams is to try to explore the emotions one felt in them, and maybe more importantly, the emotions felt upon waking. The dream may have no purpose other than to remind us of some unexplored inner turmoil, of whatever sort, and to whatever degree. So if you wake with a sense of dread or sorry, or just a slight unease, look at your waking life. What is happening. What are the things on your mind, that you maybe push back and try to ignore. If you find you can do that, you can "conquer" the dreams.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:33 AM (Pz4pT)

195 I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. ----- How about Jeb Bush, or Marco Rubio, or Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell or John Kasich or John Huntsman or ? The point here, however one defines God, or is a Deist, or an Atheist, or Agnostic, that we have fundamental, individual rights that predate the government. The founders recognized this. Liberals refuse to acknowledge this. "Everything within the State, nothing without the State."

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:35 AM (wOZdC)

196 183 Ph'nglui mglwh nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh w'gah naagl fh'tagn.

"My fellow Democrats, Cthulhu thanks you for coming out here to Comet Pizza tonight..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:35 AM (BLggG)

197 Burt I agree it is likely inner turmoil. I do a lot of crying in my dreams, being chased etc, always have even as a wee lass.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:36 AM (FKrah)

198 According to Wiki, the Oxford Dictionary credits the Beastie Boys with coining the use of "mullet" in the 1990's to describe that 70s/80s hairstyle .

Which is weird--what did they call a mullet before it was called a mullet?

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 30, 2017 06:37 AM (W1XyZ)

199 JackStraw we have rare loyalty to our country even from our own citizens, imagine another countries national having access to so much. it really does inidicate that our leadership were truly interested in a global world. but not for the reasons they tell their constituents. I am reminded of Hillary and Sids already planning parting out the countries they went into. you know as they Accused G Bush of doing. no blood for Oil!

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:39 AM (FKrah)

200 198 According to Wiki, the Oxford Dictionary credits the Beastie Boys with coining the use of "mullet" in the 1990's to describe that 70s/80s hairstyle . Which is weird--what did they call a mullet before it was called a mullet? Posted by: RoyalOil at July 30, 2017 11:37 AM (W1XyZ) A walleye?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:41 AM (0mRoj)

201 pardon me I seem quite a chatty cathy this a.m

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:41 AM (FKrah)

202 Their word choice is crafty. Sure, you'll hear lip service to "Human" rights - but not individual rights. It's clever and not 1 in a thousand will catch that. If one claims to be for minority rights, then one has to champion the rights of the individual - there is no smaller minority than a minority of one. This belies their true intentions. They are about dividing people into groups, but only insofar as it weakens us as a society, and get people fighting amongst each other. Wither you are in the "special" group, or you are NOTHING. This is why, for example, a great man like Dr. Ben Carson, a distinguished neurosurgeon, is ostracized. He's not playing his prescribed role. Consequently he is afforded none of the protections he might have otherwise. In the same way, conservative women aren't lreally" women, because they don't follow the script. Therefore they must be ruthlessly shunned.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:41 AM (wOZdC)

203 91 for the sticks and stones of it Anatomy of Victory Battle Tactics 1689 -1763 and With Musket, Cannon and Sword Battle Tactics of Napoleon and his Enemies both by Brent Nosworthy I would recommend

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 06:41 AM (pPKG5)

204 What you mean, 'broke all the rules'? Did Trump order a whole bunch of pizzas sent over to her house? Did he call her up and ask her if she had Prince Albert in a can? Did he put a flaming bag of dog poop on her front porch, ring the doorbell, and run away? How, exactly, did he 'break all the rules?'
--

I know, ask me!

Donald Trump did not play by the Marquess of Queensberry rules, and, while running for president, did not whole heartedly support Hillary.

You know, like John McCain, or, to a lesser extent, Mitt Romney did for Obama.

LOL. Trump is no gentleman, and "not gentleman running on the R ticket" was never war gamed at the DNC.  In fact, they never even imagined that scenario was possible.

/also... thank you God for President Trump!

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 06:41 AM (aT+Bx)

205 "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 11:24 AM Bill Kristol was very upset about that! https://twitter.com/billkristol/status/890264580781420544

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:42 AM (IqV8l)

206 Burt I agree it is likely inner turmoil. I do a lot of crying in my dreams, being chased etc, always have even as a wee lass. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:36 AM (FKrah) I'm guessing in your waking life there are lots of times when it is necessary for you to "be strong," to not let others see you struggling.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:43 AM (Pz4pT)

207 >>pardon me I seem quite a chatty cathy this a.m I think that's allowed here.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 06:45 AM (/tuJf)

208 The book in question is the childen's classic Pippi in the South Seas, which contains language the modern Talibans do not approve of If your going to do something like this, at least make it entertaining, like with the "robot" edition of "Huck Finn": http://preview.tinyurl.com/ya8qg2yw

Posted by: The Robot Hat at July 30, 2017 06:46 AM (vBeA5)

209 Burt I agree it is likely inner turmoil. I do a lot of crying in my dreams, being chased etc, always have even as a wee lass.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:36 AM (FKrah)

I'm guessing in your waking life there are lots of times when it is necessary for you to "be strong," to not let others see you struggling.
---

There are times I actually wake up crying.

And yes, your guess is correct RE: "be strong."

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 06:47 AM (aT+Bx)

210 What you mean, 'broke all the rules'? Did Trump order a whole bunch of pizzas sent over to her house? Did he call her up and ask her if she had Prince Albert in a can? Did he put a flaming bag of dog poop on her front porch, ring the doorbell, and run away? How, exactly, did he 'break all the rules?' -- I know, ask me! Donald Trump did not play by the Marquess of Queensberry rules, and, while running for president, did not whole heartedly support Hillary. You know, like John McCain, or, to a lesser extent, Mitt Romney did for Obama. LOL. Trump is no gentleman, and "not gentleman running on the R ticket" was never war gamed at the DNC. In fact, they never even imagined that scenario was possible. /also... thank you God for President Trump! Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 11:41 AM (aT+Bx) If that's what Team Hillory means when they say it, then they are accidentally stumbling onto some truth. Which is why I doubt it. I think they mean "Trump got Russia to cheat for them," or that he lied to "the people" to the point of... Well, all that. If they were willing to acknowledge that this was THEIR mistake, not realizing the "rules" had changed, they would be dangerous. I don't think they realize it.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:47 AM (Pz4pT)

211 I just wish that the stack of unread books would, for once, get shorter.

Posted by: Captain Ned at July 30, 2017 06:47 AM (8LLKm)

212 Which is weird--what did they call a mullet before it was called a mullet?
=====

Recollection says it was a 'shag'.  Each hair all around the head was the same length, so hair on neck and around ears, etc.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 30, 2017 06:48 AM (MIKMs)

213 Jack, heh, i'm pretty sure some would like to limit my chat. or at least have access to an ignore feature.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:48 AM (FKrah)

214 205 "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 11:24 AM Bill Kristol was very upset about that! Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 11:42 AM (IqV8l) What a dumbass. PDT isn't telling anybody what to worship. He's doing nothing more than affirming the same point the Founders made in the Declaration of Independence. Our rights, freedoms and values are transcendent, not at the whim and fiat of .gov.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:48 AM (0mRoj)

215 Why were these guys being paid so much money when there were much, much cheaper

Give me a 6 figure no work job and I'll bet I can spell Snackbar right in a year or two.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 30, 2017 06:48 AM (FhXTo)

216 So consequently the ONLY way to avoid persecution is to self-identify into one of the "approved" groups - where one can gain virtue as a Victim. This is taught an early age. One of the most disgusting public advertisements from the ad council, has a little girl, maybe 5, claiming she "suffers from hunger" or food insecurity or somesuch. In America, where obesity is the big health issue. But she has been taught to wear this as a badge of honor, because there is virtue in being a victim.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 06:48 AM (wOZdC)

217 201 pardon me I seem quite a chatty cathy this a.m Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:41 AM (FKrah) Better chatty than catty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:49 AM (0mRoj)

218 shibumi, probably so, and why i'm prone to depression also. ?

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:50 AM (FKrah)

219 Not to be confused with Brian Setzer, who's one cool cat.
Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 11:14 AM (0mRoj)


Scotty Morris has better pipes.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 06:50 AM (mkDpn)

220 Jack, heh, i'm pretty sure some would like to limit my chat. or at least have access to an ignore feature. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:48 AM (FKrah) There are many people on this site, whose comments I generally or specifically ignore. You are most certainly not one of them.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:51 AM (Pz4pT)

221 insomniac I can be catty, I just really try to stomp that out before expression.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:51 AM (FKrah)

222 My worst dreams aren't nightmares. They're dreams in which my life, or some aspect of my life, is how I deeply want it to be. Then I wake up and am immediately kicked in the face with the contrast between the two. It's extremely depressing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 06:51 AM (0mRoj)

223 >>Jack, heh, i'm pretty sure some would like to limit my chat. >>or at least have access to an ignore feature. Nah. You're good in my book. Chat away.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 06:52 AM (/tuJf)

224 pardon me I seem quite a chatty cathy this a.m

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 11:41 AM (FKrah)


Second look at decaf coffee? 

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:52 AM (BLggG)

225 Leftists worship Goverment first Marxism 101

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 06:52 AM (pPKG5)

226 ty, burt. I know I can be pretty inane or a worry wart, both can be annoying.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:52 AM (FKrah)

227 OM -- I love that library!  With the Escher delicacy (mentioned above by JTB), the light is phenomenal.  We always think of older libraries as being dark, so this is just a joy to look at.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 30, 2017 06:53 AM (MIKMs)

228 Oregon, lol I know- I know! looks around for duct tape.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:53 AM (FKrah)

229 Well if you were Catty, you would be one of the android copies of Captain Nebulart and part of the Solnoid Central Guard's Mission 21.

Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 30, 2017 06:54 AM (577OG)

230 175 159 Nice. President addresses evangelicalism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2HmjwdVJg Not sure what it will cash out to, but even talking about it is a positive step. This guy is a good. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 11:15 AM (/qEW2) "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 11:24 AM (BLggG Justin Trudeau would never say that either. But why not? Even a liberal could say government is a powerful tool for the betterment of people, but not God, or an object of worship. And they could also acknowledge elected officials--even presidents and prime ministers--are flawed people who make mistakes, even if they are on the right side of history (barf). I think they're obviously no longer liberals but atheistic, marxist materialist. Government is all there is to them.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 06:54 AM (nBr1j)

231 "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. I can't imagine Obama or Hillary ever saying this. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 11:24 AM Bill Kristol was very upset about that! Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 11:42 AM (IqV8l) What a dumbass. PDT isn't telling anybody what to worship. He's doing nothing more than affirming the same point the Founders made in the Declaration of Independence. Our rights, freedoms and values are transcendent, not at the whim and fiat of .gov. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 11:48 AM (0mRoj) I have come to accept that there are people who do not believe in God. It happens to be where they are at this time in their lives, and they pose no threat to me. And certainly they pose no threat to God. They are still His children. And like children, they need to find answers on their own. I can't force them to believe, even if I wanted to. I can also continue to affirm: There IS a God, and He does love us, whether we believe we deserve it or not. Anyone who would limit a President or anyone else from being able to say that publicly is not a democrat, and does not understand liberty. Screw Bill Cristol in particular.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 06:55 AM (Pz4pT)

232 I'm guessing in your waking life there are lots of times when it is necessary for you to "be strong," to not let others see you struggling.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 11:43 AM (Pz4pT)


Willow, a weak little "wee lass?"

( *snort* )

Ask her about when she used to murder hippies by running them over with her cement mixer.

Go on, I dare you.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at July 30, 2017 06:56 AM (BLggG)

233 Which is weird--what did they call a mullet before it was called a mullet?
Posted by: RoyalOil at July 30, 2017 11:37 AM (W1XyZ)


Bi-level.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 06:56 AM (mkDpn)

234 By the way that Rolling Stone article about Justin Trudeau was vomitous in it's stupidity beyond idiocy. I just wanted to say that.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 06:56 AM (nBr1j)

235 OT - Based on the title of an article I haven't read, the AP seems absolutely *stunned* that Republicans are still going to investigate Hillary Clinton, even though she lost the election! Why on Earth would those mean Republicans want to do something like that!?

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 06:56 AM (Q6qiA)

236 I love the library thread, there are some fantastic layouts. we are so lucky to have so many ideas ,information accessible to us. which is why progressives need an ass kicking, they are like isis or the Taliban with information.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:56 AM (FKrah)

237 "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God." --DJT. - That is soooooooooo 20th century.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 06:57 AM (Nwg0u)

238 Dreams are nothing but the housekeeping crew run amok in your brain. Kicking buckets over, loudly emptying trash, mopping stuff up, putting stuff back on the shelves that fell down, dispensing with junk. Letting them influence your waking hours is to no benefit. Sure, they're going to wake you up once in a while. But that's only the maid nudging you awake saying, "I found this in the corner. Is it important?"

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 06:57 AM (EgwCt)

239 >>Which is weird--what did they call a mullet before it was called a mullet? Awesome.

Posted by: Randy Johnson at July 30, 2017 06:57 AM (0moEN)

240 Oregon, I did not!. I just didn't quite roll to a stop for them to kill me. very different! I was driving like a claifornian. I think that's almost legal. sorta

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:58 AM (FKrah)

241 If that's what Team Hillory means when they say it, then they are accidentally stumbling onto some truth. Which is why I doubt it. I think they mean "Trump got Russia to cheat for them," or that he lied to "the people" to the point of...
---

You're 110% correct.

I think that statement is, on the surface, exactly what you said.

However, subconsciously, they wanted a McCain to run, so Hillary could acend to the throne with 57 states behind her...

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 06:58 AM (aT+Bx)

242 235 OT - Based on the title of an article I haven't read, the AP seems absolutely *stunned* that Republicans are still going to investigate Hillary Clinton, even though she lost the election! Why on Earth would those mean Republicans want to do something like that!? Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 11:56 AM (Q6qiA) It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 06:58 AM (nBr1j)

243 nevermind, I should go for it, I am 5'1 and a hlf of ass kicking momma over here

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:59 AM (FKrah)

244 Re Seven Yrs War. Showalter is best over view but Duffy's Frederick the Great a Military Life is not to be missed

Posted by: Tailgunner at July 30, 2017 06:59 AM (y7Tlg)

245 now be nice to me or I will borrow alex's good stuff.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 06:59 AM (FKrah)

246 >>It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability Democrats = Projection What are they whining about? Whatever it is they are guilty of.

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2017 07:00 AM (0moEN)

247 shibumi, probably so, and why i'm prone to depression also.
?

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I'm prone to depression as well willow.

On the positive side, I've been more short tempered lately, which might (perhaps) be more healthy. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 07:01 AM (aT+Bx)

248 garrett, I used to snicker at that as truthy. now I have accepted it is total reality. scary .

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 07:01 AM (FKrah)

249 I have come to accept that there are people who do not believe in God. It happens to be where they are at this time in their lives, and they pose no threat to me. And certainly they pose no threat to God. They are still His children. - It's like a Rorschach test. Evidence of the existence of God is either everywhere you look of nowhere no matter how hard you look. It reveals more about the observer than the observed.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 07:01 AM (Nwg0u)

250 OT - Based on the title of an article I haven't read, the AP seems absolutely *stunned* that Republicans are still going to investigate Hillary Clinton, even though she lost the election! Why on Earth would those mean Republicans want to do something like that!? Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 11:56 AM (Q6qiA) I saw the headline, and read no further. Stupid idiot fools. I went to rob the bank, waved my gun around, and the teller pushed the alarm, so I ran out with nothing. Why would they want to charge and prosecute me???

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 07:02 AM (Pz4pT)

251 A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth Book 1) by Piers Anthony is on sale today for .99

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 07:02 AM (mpXpK)

252 shibumi, it might be , I don't really feel comfortable with 'mad. which is probably bad. probably setting myself up to go postal one day. laughing.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 07:03 AM (FKrah)

253 >>It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country. One thing the Clinton's are is clever. These two grifters from Arkansas have amassed enormous power and riches by being just that, clever. I think this Russia thing was a panic reaction to covering up what is starting to drip out about the Clintons and the enormous amount of corruption on the left. They have always used some variation of the "vast rightwing conspiracy" to deflect attention from themselves. They never expected to be in this position, Hillary was supposed to win and make this all go away, now all they can do is attack. I think the long awaited blowback is about to happen.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 07:04 AM (/tuJf)

254 "I found this in the corner. Is it important?" Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 11:57 AM (EgwCt) Hmmm, some things found in the corner ARE important.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 07:04 AM (Pz4pT)

255 @242 It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country. ----------------- First, I don't think she's given up. I believe she fully intends to run again. Whether she can even get the Democratic nomination again is an open question. But I'm confident that she'll try if she doesn't die first. Second, sure Hillary's very vulnerable on Russia. And a lot of it isn't even hidden. But we've heard exactly zero about that over the last nine months. It's quite possible that even with the upcoming investigation, we still won't hear about it.

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 07:05 AM (Q6qiA)

256 Read To Kiss, Or Kill by Day Keene, a noir story about a former boxer just released from 2 years in an asylum who has a murder pinned on him, and must get to the bottom of it. Always enjoy the atmosphere of noir mysteries, enjoyed it. Read Fade by Daniel Humphreys, which reminds me a lot of the TV show "Supernatural" but it's a young man and woman fighting against evil users of magic. Fun story, expect the story will continue. Listened to Ill Met By Moonlight (Shakespeare Fantasies #1) by Sarah Hoyt, her first novel. The main story involves the young schoolteacher William Shakespeare and wife who finds she has been taken by forest elves and his efforts to get her back. Uses some of WS's characters and quotes, liked it.

Posted by: waelse1 at July 30, 2017 07:06 AM (OPx1o)

257 Shibumi- I am quick with a laugh and quick to anger. Anger has been a good thing for me. I think it gets a bad rap. It drives me to work out hard. martial arts and still have the big 3 training bags in my home gym. It helped. Me put a coupla' bullies in their place in da' Bronx. And it helped me be successful driving me to succeed against those who discouraged me and against assholes in positions because of luck, not skill or hard work. I think its a useful emotion channeled correctly. Like today those bags will take a beating.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'redefining anger as a virtue' at July 30, 2017 07:06 AM (Rndb7)

258 It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country.
Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 30, 2017 11:58 AM (nBr1j)


There is a story that Nixon was getting the FBI to do background investigation on reporters and influential opposition.  When it was put out that it was going on, and I think there was some request for information on the activity, the White House explained it was not illegal activity, but they were just going through backgrounds as part of the vetting process to nominate people to appointed posts in Nixon's administration.

 I think part of the Russia thing is just that: the FBI and the 17 intel agencies were doing political research at the President and Candidate's request, and now they have to cover it up somehow.
And part stray voltage: everyone gets so insured to the screaming and fantasizing that in the end everyone ignores what pans out

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 07:06 AM (mkDpn)

259 My worst dreams aren't nightmares. They're dreams in which my life, or some aspect of my life, is how I deeply want it to be. Then I wake up and am immediately kicked in the face with the contrast between the two. It's extremely depressing. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 11:51 AM (0mRoj) Since it's the book thread I would certainly recommend Sigmund Freud, 'On Dreams'. Very short, maybe 100 pages. He breaks dreams down into categories and one of the largest is 'wish fulfillment'. It's just a form of nocturnal mental masturbation in my opinion. Nothing you should let depress you in waking hours.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:06 AM (EgwCt)

260 One of the most disgusting public advertisements from the ad council, has a little girl, maybe 5, claiming she "suffers from hunger" or food insecurity or somesuch. She should discover the forest.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 07:07 AM (IqV8l)

261 I read "Grace Kelly Did Butt Stuff And Other 'Ments" last night on AoSHQ

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 30, 2017 07:08 AM (fMj88)

262 shibumi, it might be , I don't really feel comfortable with 'mad. which is probably bad. probably setting myself up to go postal one day. laughing. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 12:03 PM (FKrah) The key is finding ways to make your thoughts/feelings known, WITHOUT being aggressive. It's that simple continuum: Passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. Aiming for assertive is the healthy approach.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 07:08 AM (Pz4pT)

263 It's just a form of nocturnal mental masturbation in my opinion. Nothing you should let depress you in waking hours. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 12:06 PM (EgwCt) I can also masturbate in my sleep? How does that work exactly?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'redefining anger as a virtue' at July 30, 2017 07:08 AM (Rndb7)

264 It's just a form of nocturnal mental masturbation in my opinion. Nothing you should let depress you in waking hours. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 12:06 PM (EgwCt) Life sucks enough to do that all on its own.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 07:08 AM (0mRoj)

265 As much as I love Pippi and wish they'd leave her alone, in fairness to the censors, the actual words in Swedish translate to "negroe" but sound much much more like a slur that would get me per A-banned here. Til,example: (link to Swedish news with actual word (click link in name) Complicating things most swedes speak English and English is spoken by many immigrant grounds including some from some sections of Africa, and foreign college students generally have to be proficient in English if they are not qualified to take instruction in Swedish.

Posted by: SarahW at July 30, 2017 07:09 AM (Sp1NT)

266 My favorite Hillary book title I read here is "The Old Man and the C".

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at July 30, 2017 07:09 AM (h7sWp)

267 Burt, I think I agree that is the most emotionally healthy choice.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 07:09 AM (FKrah)

268 Speaking of nocturnals... you know what's a hot "pet" now? Hedgehogs. The kids all want 'em.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 30, 2017 07:10 AM (fMj88)

269 It's quite possible that even with the upcoming investigation, we still won't hear about it. Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 12:05 PM (Q6qiA) Saw a comment somewhere, but don't remember where so I can't attribute it, to the effect that Mueller is probably hiring all the Clintonista lawyers/investigators NOT to ensure that Trump gets taken down, but to ensure that any evidence damaging to the Clintons is safely disappeared before it can be used!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 30, 2017 07:10 AM (gwPgz)

270 Recall that Wassermanschulz threatened "consequences" some time ago if her laptop was not returned immediately - I drive through Der Wassermanschultz sometimes it I'm out late and all the other fast food joints are closed.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 07:11 AM (Nwg0u)

271 I still can't believe we survived 8 years of Obama, and we were >< close to Hillary to finish us off.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 07:11 AM (FKrah)

272 It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country. ----------------- First, I don't think she's given up. I believe she fully intends to run again. Whether she can even get the Democratic nomination again is an open question. But I'm confident that she'll try if she doesn't die first. Second, sure Hillary's very vulnerable on Russia. And a lot of it isn't even hidden. But we've heard exactly zero about that over the last nine months. It's quite possible that even with the upcoming investigation, we still won't hear about it. Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 12:05 PM (Q6qiA) I think it's always valuable to separate Hillory, the sentient (more or less) being, from Team Hillory, the horror show that almost won an election. I think Hillory is a spent force, and whatever blabbering she's doing at this point is rather unimportant. Team Hillory, on the other hand, has a plan for 2020 and beyond, and I would guess they're the ones pushing the Russia story, because it does NOT harm their futures, even if it may harm Hillory herself.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 07:12 AM (Pz4pT)

273 Aiming for assertive is the healthy approach. Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 12:08 PM (Pz4pT) As in "I assert that I think you are an almost perfect jerk!"?

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 30, 2017 07:12 AM (gwPgz)

274 We are in Year 9 of obama, thanks to the Republican Shits

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 30, 2017 07:12 AM (fMj88)

275 It puzzles me somewhat that Hillary would be shrieking Russia, Russia, given her own corruption and vulnerability if an investigation were ever launched. A sober person might have wanted to just quietly move to another country.
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Too big to prosecute.

aka "Above the law."

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 07:12 AM (aT+Bx)

276 My favorite Hillary book title I read here is "The Old Man and the C". - I liked 50 Shades of Cray.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 07:14 AM (Nwg0u)

277 @275 Too big to prosecute. aka "Above the law." ----------------- Which was pretty much the excuse that Comey gave for not recommending prosecution last summer. He didn't exactly say it that way. But it more or less amounted to the same thing.

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2017 07:14 AM (Q6qiA)

278 It's just a form of nocturnal mental masturbation in my opinion. Nothing you should let depress you in waking hours. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 12:06 PM (EgwCt) I can also masturbate in my sleep? How does that work exactly? Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'redefining anger as a virtue' at July 30, 2017 12:08 PM (Rndb7) Not that well, actually.

Posted by: Your moist drawers at July 30, 2017 07:14 AM (Pz4pT)

279 Cat beats the living shit out of a stuffed tiger toy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vSVvQwwkgk

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 30, 2017 07:15 AM (/qEW2)

280 "Based on the title of an article I haven't read, the AP seems absolutely *stunned* that Republicans are still going to investigate Hillary Clinton, even though she lost the ele" Too bad it doesn't stun them into silence.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 07:16 AM (jm1YL)

281 One of the most disgusting public advertisements from the ad council, has a little girl, maybe 5, claiming she "suffers from hunger" or food insecurity or somesuch. She should discover the forest. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 12:07 PM (IqV8l) I'm so old, my first reaction to that is to wonder why her own darn parents are not making sure she's fed because I don't accept that it is my problem!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 30, 2017 07:17 AM (gwPgz)

282
Since it's the book thread I would certainly recommend Sigmund Freud, 'On Dreams'. Very short, maybe 100 pages. He breaks dreams down into categories and one of the largest is 'wish fulfillment'.

It's just a form of nocturnal mental masturbation in my opinion. Nothing you should let depress you in waking hours.
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I think I'd rather have the "wish fulfillment" dreams.

Typically I have the "you are failing at something you care about" dreams. They are wonderfully specific and related to things I'm doing right now. Generally I remember them in detail.

Those kind of dreams mean "you're stressed."

/LOL. No sh*t Dick Tracey.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 07:17 AM (aT+Bx)

283 One of the most disgusting public advertisements from the ad council, has a little girl, maybe 5, claiming she "suffers from hunger" or food insecurity or somesuch. - I can't take the sheer animal ads. I'll change the channel or stop watching all together. There ought to be a term for ads so disgusting that they defeat the purpose of increasing revenue by decreasing viewers.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 07:18 AM (Nwg0u)

284 Nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 30, 2017 07:18 AM (6dHfc)

285 encore: Cat's Ringing Bells for Treats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxn_uRnfsLA

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 30, 2017 07:18 AM (fMj88)

286 CBD has nooded us. Handbags, high heels, and hand grenades.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 07:18 AM (Pz4pT)

287 My favorite Hillary book title I read here is "The Old Man and the C". - I liked 50 Shades of Cray. Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 12:14 PM (Nwg0u) Game of Crones

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at July 30, 2017 07:18 AM (qQdEq)

288 Two other books by Duffy that might have what you are looking for are The Army of Frederick the Great and The Army of Maria Theresa. ... Posted by: HTL at July 30, 2017 11:13 AM (KmJDX) Got them; they are good books in the how they fought genre.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 30, 2017 07:19 AM (5Yee7)

289 The reason Cuntery is putting out a new book is because she wants another $60M advance to feed her opioid addiction.

Posted by: Corona at July 30, 2017 07:20 AM (PsMRi)

290 Since it's the book thread I would certainly recommend Sigmund Freud, 'On Dreams'.
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Freud is to psychology as Dr. Spock is to child-rearing.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 07:20 AM (lwiT4)

291 Hmmm, some things found in the corner ARE important. Posted by: BurtTC at July 30, 2017 12:04 PM (Pz4pT) Perhaps, yes, that's possible. But still, it's 'the maid' that found it -- not an accountant, friend, neighbor, or other trusted individual. My secret to the most restful, nightmare free sleep is always have a good laugh before going to bed. A single 21 minute long rerun of some Seinfeld episode puts my brain into a restful state. Watching some sort of drama filled with mystery and intrigue before retiring is almost a slam dunk prescription for nightmares. My brain likes to work on stuff like that at night. I don't want it to. I want it to relax and sit in a dinner talking about nothing.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:21 AM (EgwCt)

292 I'm currently reading Jesse Walker's United States of Paranoia - a historical primer on conspiracy theories and conspiracy thinking. Highly recommended!

Posted by: Hans G. Schantz at July 30, 2017 07:21 AM (NhF/Q)

293 >>Recall that Wassermanschulz threatened "consequences" some time ago if her laptop was not returned immediately The very same week that happened, one of the lawyers who is suing the DNC and DWS on behalf of Bernie Sanders, filed a complaint with the court over an improper contact. They claim, and have evidence, that a call was placed from DWS Florida office inquiring about the case. Coincidence? I don't think so. BTW, does anyone else find it odd that so little is being reported about that case either?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 07:21 AM (/tuJf)

294 "BTW, does anyone else find it odd that so little is being reported about that case either?" Not odd. Completely predictable.

Posted by: Tuna at July 30, 2017 07:24 AM (jm1YL)

295 BTW, does anyone else find it odd that so little is being reported about that case either?

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 12:21 PM (/tuJf)

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I think it's odd.  You might also get accused of being odd by your mention of it as odd.  On this very blog.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 07:25 AM (lwiT4)

296 Freud is to psychology as Dr. Spock is to child-rearing. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 12:20 PM (lwiT4) Checklist for grammie: [X] female [X] some sort of medical/nursing background [X] taught to hate Freud I had a nurse girlfriend at one point in my life so I know the routine. The only Freud I've ever read is 'On Dreams' -- I know little of his other works or research except it appeared to be centered on what he termed 'hysterical' women. So I can see where 50% of the worlds population might take issue.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:27 AM (EgwCt)

297 Duffy's Frederick the Great a Military Life is not to be missed Posted by: Tailgunner at July 30, 2017 11:59 AM But then it will eventually get you into reading The History of Frederick II series from Thomas Carlyle, and probably all 21 of them.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 07:28 AM (pPKG5)

298 Pedantic correction: Ford did not pitch any no-hitters. One game he gave up four hits, no runs, the other game, seven hits, no runs. Otherwise, carry on... Posted by: BurtTC ________ Indeed. Typed that wrong. (So conflicted about this. As a J-school graduate, part of me wants to double down and defend my error.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 30, 2017 07:28 AM (zkGZ8)

299 >>I think it's odd. You might also get accused of being odd by your mention of it as odd. On this very blog. I am odd.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 07:29 AM (/tuJf)

300 So I can see where 50% of the worlds population might take issue.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 12:27 PM (EgwCt)

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I don't take issue with him because I'm a female.  I take issue with him because he's simplistic and obsessed with penises.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 07:29 AM (lwiT4)

301 I am odd.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 12:29 PM (/tuJf)

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No argument here 


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 07:29 AM (lwiT4)

302 BTW, does anyone else find it odd that so little is being reported about that case either? Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 12:21 PM (/tuJf) As a former IT guy I've been following the story pretty much from Day One. Daily Caller has been all over it. I hear hooves and I know I should think horses but I'm smelling donkeys. Foul pooping donkeys. Trampling all over their own shit. So I'm not the least surprised that next to nothing is being reported by the MSM. They know.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:31 AM (EgwCt)

303 289 And Leftist publihers are glad to help out

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 07:31 AM (pPKG5)

304 The 4chan guys have a photograph of Seth Rich and Awan in the same room. Said information is worth something or nothing.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:34 AM (EgwCt)

305 ...obsessed with penises. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 12:29 PM (lwiT4) You say that like it's a bad thing? It's a Venus vs Mars thing I guess.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 07:36 AM (EgwCt)

306 On Stoicism, a good short book that I would recommend is: A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt and Why They Shouldn't.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 30, 2017 07:37 AM (H5knJ)

307 Posted by: Trimegistus at July 30, 2017 10:33 AM (Fr1z5) I think Kipling used the term "The Great Game" in the book "Kim".

Posted by: Hrothgar [/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 30, 2017 07:40 AM (gwPgz)

308 Bill Kristol was very upset about that! Oy.

Posted by: Kristol's mohel at July 30, 2017 07:43 AM (6FqZa)

309 I've only got Frederick the Great and Maria Theresa related books in my SYW (Seven Years War) collection not including Osprey uniforms booklets and the like but nothing specifically about all theatres of the SYW, just Frederick's continental struggles.

The only real histories I have are for the War of the Austrian Succession (WAS) and a frantic search tells me I don't have one on the SYW although I was sure I did. I think I might have been thinking of the Reed Browning history of the WAS with its black binding and thinking I had something like a Penguin history or the like of the SYW.

Sorry.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] #CNNisISIS at July 30, 2017 07:53 AM (nlbfN)

310 Thanks to those to gave recommendations!

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2017 07:54 AM (bSuWc)

311 What was it wanted for, Vendette? A friend writing a paper on the SYW?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] #CNNisISIS at July 30, 2017 07:55 AM (nlbfN)

312 They're only Muslim dominated because they currently *want* to commit suicide by Islam. Theoretically, they could still expel/kill the invaders and retake their countries. They people they need to expel are their politicians.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2017 08:03 AM (rhwaS)

313 Well, Al, just in case you take a look in these comments, thought I'd say "hi" and remind you of all the time we sat and drank Guinness together at the Ship Inn. Suppose you know that Jill sold the place. I always found it such a nice place to read a book.

Nowhere in your biography is it mentioned of the time you spent in Astoria.
.

Posted by: OregonGuy at July 30, 2017 08:04 AM (pH4XT)

314 Reading One Ranger by H. Joaquin Jackson and David Marion Wilkinson. Jackson is who you think of when someone says Texas Ranger. His career covers the 60's all the way to the early 90's. Look up Texas Monthly cover and H. Joaquin Jackson and you will see exactly how good this book is. A real life western that is a great read.

Posted by: RGallegos at July 30, 2017 08:12 AM (59GQk)

315 A candy-colored clown they call the sandman Tiptoes to my room every night Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper "Go to sleep. Everything is all right."

Posted by: Roy Orbison's "[s]In[/s] On Dreams" at July 30, 2017 08:17 AM (9q7Dl)

316 Alternative Title on Facebook: Mein Cough

Posted by: franksalterego at July 30, 2017 08:29 AM (3cq8T)

317 I am reading "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome, which must have been recommended here.  Funny so far.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at July 30, 2017 08:31 AM (THS4q)

318 312 They people they need to expel are their politicians. Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2017 01:03 PM (rhwaS) You misspelled "lynch".

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2017 08:35 AM (sdi6R)

319 A few comments about Linderman Library, Lehigh University

Over the stacks in the picture is a stain glass rotunda.
During World War II, the rotunda was covered because it was thought that it would be too good of a marker should enemy bomber ever try to attack the steel plants in Bethlehem Pa.

... and forgotten ...

Only a few years ago, while considering a full maintenance cycle of the library was the rotunda rediscovered.

http://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/10052/image

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 30, 2017 08:35 AM (e8kgV)

320 10 been re-reading Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the Spell," Theoretically, philosophy is supposed to be organic. By that I mean someone good in one subfield of philosophy should be able to use their methods in another subfield and do equally well. That sometimes works out: Nozick was a political philosopher, but then he made seminal contributions to epistemology. But I've found that when philosophers move to philosophy of religion from another subfield, they tend to leave their methods behind and just don't understand what they're talking about. Dennett is no exception there. He just opens his mouth so wide his brain falls out.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 08:44 AM (ynUnH)

321 Clive Barker he is HIV + so that might explain things. Thanks for the recommendation of ROBERT CONROY 1920 America's Great War. I am a big fan of alternate History and he seems to have more out there.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 08:46 AM (dKiJG)

322 I've started "Neptune's Inferno." I'm only twenty pages in, but never knew three sailors died at Guadalcanal for every one Marine. Pretty sobering book, even this early on. Posted by: Hate Has No Afro ------- A very good, very informative, well written. I note that the 8th Air Force lost more men than the Navy and Marines combined. You may want to add to your reading list, 'Masters of the Air', Miller.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 08:49 AM (OdK9v)

323 If you want some Funny Action Sci Fi the HARD LUCK HANK series is really good and the Audiobook is done well because the book is read by Hank which adds to it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 08:53 AM (dKiJG)

324 I reposted the link to the Stefan Molyneaux video about the Awans up thread, on the transgender thread. It pulls together a lot of stuff, including their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, reports of them bugging their step mother's house and ties to one of the Iraqis that encouraged us to go into Iraq. If you think this would only damage the Dems, think again. They had access to classified information on homeland security and military actions. They got disgusting amounts of money, from taxpayers and likely were blackmailing members of Congress. Yet the media gave it 37 seconds of coverage. Molyneaux is an ex IT guy so he understands the implications of this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2017 08:54 AM (Lqy/e)

325 On Stoicism, a good short book that I would recommend is: A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt and Why They Shouldn't. Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk ---------- *snap* An idea for a book, 'A Punch in the Face, Why It Hurts, and Why It Should'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 08:55 AM (OdK9v)

326 I my dad's WW2 library, 5 shelves worth of books. My wife teaches junior high and high school girls and asked me for a short summary of the European theater in WW2, but none of my dad's books are really summaries. I suggested she read Churchill's six volume history, but for some reason she balked. She's currently glancing through The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (about 1250 pages).

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 08:56 AM (ynUnH)

327 I have my dad's WW2 library.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 08:56 AM (ynUnH)

328 You misspelled "lynch". Posted by: rickl -------- *sigh* Nobody talks about me anymore.

Posted by: Defenestration at July 30, 2017 08:57 AM (OdK9v)

329 *yawns, checks list* Dog Walked : Done [X] Not Done[ ] Sunday School: Done[X] Not Done [ ] Church: Done [X] Not Done [ ] Lunch: Done[X] Not Done [ ] Nap: Done [ ] Not Done [X]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 09:04 AM (OdK9v)

330 134 Clive "Hellraiser" Barker, Mister B Gone, is the autobiography of a demon, written by one who would know. . . Common themes that crop up in this book are the abuse of children, and the torture of everybody. In Barker's world, it's the Judgey Hypocritical Church that's often to blame, and they'd pulled this monster from the Pit in the first place. Barker actually considers himself a Christian and a deeply spiritual person.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 09:06 AM (ynUnH)

331 249 It's like a Rorschach test. Evidence of the existence of God is either everywhere you look of nowhere no matter how hard you look. It reveals more about the observer than the observed. Hmm. I tend not to see God but argued myself into theism. God set me up with a naturally spiritual and optimistic woman in order to slap me into coherence.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 09:15 AM (ynUnH)

332 For those interested, there's a relatively new collection The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, hardcover, on Amazon, for $11.23. I bought it in a bookstore a couple months ago for $15.00.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 30, 2017 09:20 AM (ynUnH)

333 So consequently the ONLY way to avoid persecution is to self-identify into one of the "approved" groups - where one can gain virtue as a Victim. This is taught an early age. One of the most disgusting public advertisements from the ad council, has a little girl, maybe 5, claiming she "suffers from hunger" or food insecurity or somesuch. In America, where obesity is the big health issue. But she has been taught to wear this as a badge of honor, because there is virtue in being a victim. Posted by: Common Tater at July 30, 2017 11:48 AM (wOZdC) Your comment led me to make sure that my kids know that the original meaning of victim was "object to be sacrificed". This seems to be to be a pretty accurate view of how progs see their pet groups.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 30, 2017 09:25 AM (rp9xB)

334 58º

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 10:20 AM (OdK9v)

335 Looks like the book thread is drying up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2017 11:13 AM (mpXpK)

336 I was once procrastinating in the very stacks pictured at the top (top level, near the left.) and I came across a copy of The Complete Works of Charles Dodgson. Didn't get a lot of studying done that day. He had a letter he had written to a relative, where he describes the miscommunication at a school. I was a TA, and so I wrote my brother using his letter as a template. He was describing how important he was, and therefore spoke to his students though a Scout, Sub-scout, etc. Tutor. What is twice three? Scout. What's a rice tree? Sub-Scout. When is ice free? Sub-sub-Scout. What's a nice fee? Pupil (timidly). Half a guinea! Sub-sub-Scout. Can't forge any! Sub-Scout. Ho for Jinny! Scout. Don't be a ninny! Tutor (looks offended, but tries another question). ...

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 30, 2017 11:43 AM (LWu6U)

337 This week I finished Golden Prey, by John Sandford, recommended only because his characters finally talk about "the female presidential candidate" losing in wry terms. Sandford had turned into quite the dem mouthpiece around the McCain/Palin election. And then, since the liberry said my number was (finally) up, I started the new Ben Coes offering, Trap the Devil. Will report on it next week.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at July 30, 2017 11:51 AM (joFoi)

338 174 To JTB's comment, I found (but not yet been to) a parish that does the old Tridentine mass in Latin. The post-Vatican II mass is such an awful show, what with guitar hymns and pawing your fellow congregationists. Lapsed but want to return. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 11:23 AM (P4bEn) This is a blog you may be interested in... http://www.barnhardt.biz/

Posted by: SandyCheeks at July 30, 2017 12:28 PM (joFoi)

339 More like, Pepe Longstockings

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