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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

My New Favorite Word

dithyramb

[dith-uh-ram, -ramb]
noun
  1. a Greek choral song or chant of vehement or wild character and of usually irregular form, originally in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus.
  2. any poem or other composition having similar characteristics, as an impassioned or exalted theme or irregular form.
  3. any wildly enthusiastic speech or writing.

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I saw it in the following paragraph:

Having produced not one iota of discovery in this criminal case the unlawfully appointed Special Counsel requests a special and unprecedented blanket protective order covering tens of millions of pages of unclassified discovery. Having made this special request based on a secret submission to the Court and a hysterical dithyramb about the future of the American elections, one would think that the Special Counsel would cite to case holdings that support this remarkable request. But no, instead, the Special Counsel seeks to equate this make-believe electioneering case to others involving international terrorism and major drug trafficking, and relies only on irrelevant dicta from inappropriate, primarily out-of-circuit cases. In short, fake law, which is much more dangerous than fake news.

15 comments:

erp said...

You mean like this.

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erp said...

Sorry about the ad, it's worth skipping to hear a cogent explanation of why socialism works.

Hey Skipper said...

This has gotten no coverage in the NYT.

Surprisingly.

I predict the outcome of the Russia "collusion" investigation will be even worse.

erp said...

Skipper, worse for whom? I simply can't watch videos.

Hey Skipper said...

[erp:] Skipper, worse for whom? I simply can't watch videos.

Watch the video. It isn't that long.

It is horrible for the NYT, which mindlessly repeated the anodyne IG summary, without fussing themselves to know anything else.

It is horrible for Clovis, who took the FBI's side.

And it is horrible for everyone who thinks Trump is the assault on American values.

erp said...

I laughed so hard yesterday, I was afraid I choke when the left was left with their posteriors hanging in the breeze. Now they can DNA the kids and their alleged parents and see if any match. This is more fun than an old lady is supposed to have. 🇺🇸

Bret said...

Hey Skipper wrote: "Watch the video. It isn't that long."

I tried oh-so-hard to watch the video but my eyes glazed over at about 30 seconds and it's 16 minutes long. Is there a transcript somewhere?

Can you tell me what's so horrible?

Bret said...

erp wrote "I laughed so hard yesterday..."

I could use a good laugh. What are we laughing at?

erp said...

How Trump played the left's vociferous despairing about children forcibly being wrenched from their parents' arms and put into cages as pictured by Obama era photos, so he assuaged their fears by detaining their alleged parents as well and then doing DNA tests to see if any kids and parents match.

They didn't see that one coming and even better kids are being safeguarded as well as their parents, while those play acting will be dealt with as the criminals they are.

I have no problem with individuals or family groups who want to become part of We, the People seeking asylum, but I want everyone no matter their age, sex or race who doesn't want that to be returned to sender ASAP.

Our betters just can't believe Trump is way smarter than they are.

Hey Skipper said...

[Bret:] Can you tell me what's so horrible?

Not in less than 16 mins of typing.

Hey Skipper said...

What you are missing as an excellent cross examination of Horowitz, which, in highlighting the grotesque politicization of the FBI, also demonstrated that claims in the IG report's executive summary were at least fatuous.

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erp said...

Way, Way, Way off topic.

A former member of the gang, pj, aka Paul Jaminet who developed the diet I've been on for quite a few years launched a biotech company, Angiex, in 2015 with the goal of creating a breakthrough cancer therapy.

Take a minute and check out the video and send your prayers and good wishes that the experiments are successful because there’s a very good chance they’re on the road to a successful cancer cure.

FTA

Our drug is close to being finalized, and it is performing remarkably well. We have effectively regressed every tumor we’ve tested in rodents. There is good therapeutic margin in both mice and rats, and the drug is well tolerated in monkeys. There’s every reason to be optimistic it will do well in humans. There’s also reason to believe it will effectively treat the most malignant cancers, such as pancreatic cancer and liver cancer. The more aggressive the cancer, the better our drug works.

In the early days of the company, we applied to do an experiment in the US National Laboratory of the International Space Station, and were fortunate to receive funding for the experiment from Boeing and the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) via the MassChallenge accelerator. We’re pleased to have received terrific support in developing the experiment from CASIS and BioServe Space Technologies. It’s now show time — the experiment is scheduled to launch this Friday, June 29, on SpaceX CRS-15.

CASIS came to our laboratory at LabCentral in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made a very nice video explaining our experiment and some background about Angiex. We’re excited to share this glimpse at Angiex’s work. Enjoy!