Join us for three Iran-related martinis for you today. First, Jim and Greg are glad to see the likes of Russia and China offering nothing but word salad as no nation commits arms or manpower to Iran in the wake of the Soleimani strike. They also cringe as the Pentagon has to walk back a letter stating the U.S. Army would leave Iraq, only to have Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley explain the letter was just a poorly worded draft that doesn’t accurately express our policy and was never intended to go public. And they unload on California Rep. Ro Khanna for suggesting that Pres. Trump retaliating against Iran could warrant another article of impeachment, with Jim wondering if the Democrats are starting an impeachment of the month club.

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  1. Arahant Member

    “Pay no attention to what these countries say, watch what they do.”

    Yeah, Jim. That’s what we’ve been telling you about Trump.

    You had a few good lines today, though. I do appreciate your humor. I also like the idea of the “Impeachment-of-the-Month Club.” Considering what the last one did for his ratings, I bet Trump would sign up for it. Might even give them ideas for charges.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:05 PM PST
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  2. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    “Don’t watch what these countries say, watch what they do.”

    Hmmmmm. Think this lesson may apply to others [cough* Trump* cough], Jim?

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:07 PM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    “Pay no attention to what these countries say, watch what they do.”

    Yeah, Jim. That’s what we’ve been telling you about Trump.

    You had a few good lines today, though. I do appreciate your humor. I also like the idea of the “Impeachment-of-the-Month Club.” Considering what the last one did for his ratings, I bet Trump would sign up for it. Might even give them ideas for charges.

     

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    “Don’t watch what these countries say, watch what they do.”

    Hmmmmm. Think this lesson may apply to others [cough* Trump* cough], Jim?

     

    GMTA.

    Also, regarding the comment about people going out to stock up on milk, eggs, bread, and toilet paper before “the blizzard,” I’m reminded of Ricochet favorite James Lileks’ musing on the possibility that those people are expecting a period of French toast and dysentery.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:12 PM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    “Don’t watch what these countries say, watch what they do.”

    Hmmmmm. Think this lesson may apply to others [cough* Trump* cough], Jim?

    You owe me a Coke.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:13 PM PST
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  5. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    No cokes for time travellers, or systems manipulators. My comment is two minutes ahead of yours (currently mine says 17 minutes ago, yours says 19 minutes ago). 

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:27 PM PST
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  6. Arahant Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    My comment is two minutes ahead of yours (currently mine says 17 minutes ago, yours says 19 minutes ago). 

    Behind, not ahead.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:28 PM PST
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  7. kedavis Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    No cokes for time travellers, or systems manipulators. My comment is two minutes ahead of yours (currently mine says 17 minutes ago, yours says 19 minutes ago).

    That would put your comment 2 minutes BEHIND his, not ahead of.

     

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:31 PM PST
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  8. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Shhhh I’m trying to confuse him.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:37 PM PST
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  9. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Ok, ok. But I’m going to lace it with wheat gluten.

    • #9
    • January 7, 2020, at 12:38 PM PST
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  10. Arahant Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Ok, ok. But I’m going to lace it with wheat gluten.

    Eeeeeevil, McClure.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:42 PM PST
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  11. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Ok, ok. But I’m going to lace it with wheat gluten.

    Eeeeeevil, McClure.

    Did you not see my beard? 

    • #11
    • January 7, 2020, at 8:04 PM PST
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