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June 13, 2020

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Manuel Transmission

One side wants primarily to be able to go to their jobs, to maybe open their own business, to raise their children as they see fit, and most of all to basically be left alone.

The other side wants to force everyone else to live by their (constantly changing) standards, to tell other people how to raise their kids, to decide what kinds of jobs and businesses other people can have, and to continually revise history and force everyone else to agree with them.

That leads to my mantra that I mentioned before:

1) do as I say, or I’ll kill you.

2) leave me alone, or I’ll kill you.

Gittin close.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against ADF client Harris Funeral Homes and redefined 'sex' in federal law.--

I'm assuming only Gorsuch, Alito and Thomas decided not to become the legislative branch.
Does anyone think in 1964 Title VII was written to encompass homosexuals?
If it wasn't then it would seem to me under the Constitution's separation of powers it would be up to the legislative and executive branches to write and pass a new law covering them.
If this is a conservative court...
OTOH I guess Roberts was right when he said there are no Obama, Bush or Trump judges. There are actual judges and actual activists.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

What Black Lives Matter is really about. . .still

Captain Hate

I think it was Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas dissenting.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You're right CH.

clarice

https://thehill.com/latino/502737-supreme-court-denies-petition-to-hear-sanctuary-case
worse than the Title VII case IMO

clarice

Looks like 3d crap act by SCOTUS today

clarice

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/supreme-court-will-not-hear-gun-cases-blow-to-2nd-amendment-backers.html

Captain Hate

Roberts has to go.

Narciso

Garbage science wind out again.

GUS

Time for the games to begin yet???

Captain Hate

So who should I trust, a-mom and people who survived Yellow Horde Flu, or a bunch of politicized FDA drones?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

“One of our biggest fears became a reality,” said his niece, Chastity Evans. “Blessing, Memory and Dream will never get to see their father again.” -

AJC article on Wendy's killing.

Chastity? Blessing? Memory? Dream?

henry

3 carriers in the Pacific. Xi, CNN, butthurt.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/asia/us-aircraft-carriers-pacific-china-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

GUS

Anonamom actually cares about me Capn,we chat she gives me health advice and has never sent me a bill.
The Government blows.

Captain Hate

"Lord I hope this means men will join the U.S. Women's Soccer team, so other men like Megan Rapinoe can be jettisoned."

I'd love to see a tranny beat the shit out of that bitch on the field.
Posted by: Chris M at June 15, 2020 12:39 PM (eAZVt)

hrtshpdbox

Chastity? Blessing? Memory? Dream?

Hey, when we had our first, in an Army hospital in Germany in 1986, there was a newborn girl there whose African-American parents had named Jazzmania.

Jim Eagle

Both Narciso and I live a few miles from a famous Florida Plantation: Bulow! Fantastic ruins on the St. John estuary. Sugar not cotton.

Neo

After running around the “Big Apple” all weekend, often without a mask, NYC Mayor De Blasio cancels day of events Monday after waking up sick.

Neo

Was hoping to get one of my last two surviving aunts to come to my son’s wedding in August. Turns out that if she leaves her nursing home, she has to undergo a 14-day quarantine when she goes back.

Narciso

Hes like an evil groundhog

Extraneus

So who should I trust, a-mom and people who survived Yellow Horde Flu, or a bunch of politicized FDA drones?

Has the FDA published the clinical trial data yet?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and lesbian people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against gay and lesbian workers. A ruling on similar protections for transgender people is expected soon."

More "emanations" from the Roberts Court.
They could have asked Congress to pass a law if they so desired. Instead they unilaterally extended the law in a way that Congress couldn't possibly have intended.

Extraneus

NYC Contact Tracers Not Permitted to Ask Sick Patients if They Attended a George Floyd Protest

Narciso

Nauseating


https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesDelingpole/status/1272573395213918208

Narciso

For comparisons sake


https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1272578233658044416

lyle

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387724

Scroll down for the Frazier video.

Narciso


For perspective:


https://mobile.twitter.com/CalFreiburger/status/1272580053075922944

Narciso


Furthermore

There is nothing conservative or textual about the notion that only a "narrow" category of Americans gets to enjoy liberty.
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Great piece by @brad_polumbo! Gorsuch perfectly incorporates a clear, narrow exemption for bona fide religious institutions. Conservatives who question the textual elements at play should advocate for legislation like @RepChrisStewart’s Fairness for All Act to remove all doubt. twitter.com/brad_polumbo/s…
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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

It's like every formal institution in this country [SCOTUS today] is daring us to knock the block off their shoulder because they think our prior restraint is indicative of future performance.
American institutions used to be exceptional; THAT was our exceptionalism, not that we Americans are exceptional or exceptions to the general rules of human nature.
Just as in every society there are some of us who are busy bodies, some who are thieves, some who are power hungry. And there is the majority which largely just wants to be left alone.
The former are loud, active and perpetually angry about their lot in life and the disinterest others have in being ruled or victimized by them.
The latter are by nature more quiet and passive.
But, as in essentially every human society, when the former gain a momentum that makes them believe the others' passivity is a sign of weakness and is etched in stone they begin to push to see how far they can go.
Formerly our exceptional institutions prevented that universal dynamic. With the capture of the formal institutions by the power hungry, that temperance of the urge to power is now gone.
However the country's institutions are varied and many are not formal at all but are equally powerful societal institutions and traditions. The left has been much less successful in changing or capturing them. Their response to that failure has been to demonize and defame those institutions but that hasn't really weakened them. If anything it has strengthened them as redoubts of the sane and American among a sea of prog internationalists.

Will the sane and passive be pushed to the point of armed rebellion? I believe it's inevitable and that the sane will prevail. It's certainly not guaranteed and people like TK who think it will not prevail nor even occur may be proven right eventually.
But I doubt it. When I listen to the anger and obstinacy building in my formerly passive and peaceful church going friends and then consider the millions of much less passive and peaceful deplorables not nearly so inculcated with turning the other cheek as my friends, I think it's inevitable there will be, absent the unlikely political resolution of this impasse, a violent resolution of it.

If there is and the sane prevail, one of the first steps should be the forced and if necessary violent unpacking of the Supreme Court. Most of the justices have utterly failed in their one job of defending the rule of law as described in the Constitution. The proper fate of one who utterly fails at ones job is to lose it. And when your actions contribute significantly to the occurrence of a civil war, sometimes that fate entails losing your job and gaining a prison cell, or worse.
No sane person wants a civil war. But it is the nature of man to be at war with himself. Societies and the governments they conjure are designed to preclude the need for war, either through force or cooperation. The left appears to have decided they prefer the route to a peaceful society through force.
The rest of us must therefore decide whether we will acquiesce and deny our heritage of self governance and live as subjects or whether we will live as free men.
That's the one and only good thing about the left; it distills everything down to its simple, basic essence: Liberty or servitude/life or death.
The left denies God and places themselves in His place, but in a way the result is the same, just opposite sides of the divide;
Deuteronomy 30:19;
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
God and Satan both force the same equation on us all. Usually individually but sometimes, as now, as a choice of whether our society and way of life will live or die.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

Well, well, So DeBlasio is ill? Can't say I am sorry.

Old Lurker

Last week is suggested somebody write a book placing human challenges like wars, slavery and income inequalities and life spans et al into a 2,000 year time line. Maybe then the nonsense like "this is our WWII" and all the other woe-is-me-isms can go away.

Today the second book I'd like to see is a simple "As we were all taught in K-12, THIS was the compact we used to launch the country in 1776 and for which thousands of our parents and forefathers fought and died" vs "and THIS is the current status of that Compact after 250 years of changes done to it through the front door, through the back door, and through all the ad hoc unconstitutional shenanigans..." Title could be "Whatever you might think, THESE are your rights as of 2020"

jimmyk

NYC Mayor De Blasio cancels day of events Monday

Who would know the difference? He's a no-show half the time anyway, and the other half he straggles in late. He is asshoe.

MissMarple2

Kelly
@KellySunshineT1
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Every freaking store in the effing country is blasting COVID social distancing fear messages over their overhead speakers. Is there anyone aware of what not to do? STOP IT!! STOP!!
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NOW we have loudspeakers like in the Soviet Union and China.

Marlene

My mother-in-law's facility is allowing outside visits,30 minutes at a time. The rules are convoluted. Hubby has POA,so has to give permission for his sisters to visit. We agree that the safety and health of his mother is the first priority,but hubby has been grumbling all morning with a few choice words. His sister told him that Covid is never going to end,the rules will be in force forever.
My mother's facility also allows outside visits,so we're going to visit both moms in a couple of weeks.

Narciso

E plebnista old lurker.

MissMarple2

Yes. This is actually happening now!

Bill de Blasio is Welding the gates at the biggest park in the Jewish community, (Borough Park, Brooklyn) So your child shouldn't try to break in. While Hundreds of thousands of people gathered yesterday at Brooklyn Museum.#deBlasioMustGo pic.twitter.com/Q02ew5O5nZ

— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) June 15, 2020

Video at the link. People are getting angrier and angrier.

Dave (in MA)

test test test

Last 2 attempts to post disappeared. My last one said I hope whatever DiBlasio has, hopefully he got it from a groundhog.

Dave (in MA)

I can't even remember what else I was going to say, but it must have been pretty important.

Narciso

Yes ive noted that in in the lowes

Narciso

Revenge of the minks possibly.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"It's like every formal institution in this country [SCOTUS today] is daring us to knock the block off their shoulder because they think our prior restraint is indicative of future performance."

It's not a given that the sane will prevail. Like the Southern men and boys in Gone With The Wind, we all have qualitative ideas like conservatives are more intelligent, conservatives own guns, conservatives have firmly established principles, etc.
But we can be weighed down by sheer numbers. And, like the North having all the factories and most of the railroads in 1860, etc, the Progs have the universities, the media, the big corporations and on and on. I don't counsel despair but keep in mind that we may be doomed before we begin.
It HAS happened before in history.

They won't come for our guns. They'll chip away and disarm one community at a time, for example.

"Now's the time to spread your voice.
Time's to come there'll be no choice"

By far the biggest chance of avoiding armed conflict will be a solid victory in November. Even then the GOPe will waste no time negotiating away any advantages but it will be a rebuke to the Dems.

hrtshpdbox

Di Blasio might as well be wearing a "Hell, yeah, I'm an anti-Semite" t-shirt. One more disgraceful Italian-American for me to be ashamed of.

D

All markets up as of this moment.
Tired of the victimization if every criminal shot by police.
Enough already.

Momto2

A comment on the local "Plantation" thread.

the board explained something to the effect of since it’s the legal name of the community & on all the paperwork, documents, etc, it would be EXTREMELY expensive to legally change the name.

There are probably hundreds of subdivisions with this as part of the name. I know it's quite common in Hilton Head, Amelia, etc. So... imagine how expensive this new campaign is going to be.

Narciso

Hes german isnt he, at least half.

Extraneus

He's half German, box.

rse

This story needs to get more coverage. https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/15/new-mexico-is-open-for-restaurants-protests-but-not-for-this-lifelong-army-family-to-bury-master-sgt-velasquez/

The obstructive governor, I believe, is also the one who broke quarantine to have a closed jewelry store bring her jewelry.

The director at the cemetery told them the governor had guidelines in place: Five family members would be permitted to leave the parking lot to say goodbye. This wasn’t acceptable: Joseph was leaving six children alone, not including his wife, parents, and brother, who is married with children of his own.

So they waited. On June 1, the governor allowed restaurant dining room food service to return at 50 percent capacity, and on June 9, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs resumed limited military honors and a return to funeral services within local guidelines.

When they tried again, the family was told the new order would allow for six family members to stand six feet apart from each other in a tent they had not asked for. The honor guard would be limited to three soldiers instead of the customary seven firing a three-shot 21-gun salute. His widow would not be permitted to hold her children when they accepted their father’s flag.

“‘I’m not trying to argue with you,’ Phillip bitterly remembers the director telling him when he asked for their family circumstances to be considered last time they spoke. “‘Just listen to me.'”

The guidelines, she said, are from the governor.

“And,” Phillip paused, gathering his emotions, “to see all this, this ‘Breaking News: Governor has allowed for beer gardens to open up at 50 percent starting today… Starting Monday, indoor service at 50 percent…'”

Narciso

Im illustrating the top men school of constitutional analysis above,

Narciso

One might call it the lando school.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

A Swiss doctor with some facts about Covid.

And;
Face Masks – Esteemed Doctor Ends the Confusion

clarice

Must read:https://jbhandleyblog.com/home/lockdownlunacy

Dave (in MA)

T-Bone's twitting about renaming military installations. My suggestion was

Rename them all as "Ft. Forty McFortface, <name of state>" with Roman numerals as needed if there are multiples in a state.

Jim Eagle

Clarice,

As Rush noted today on his radio program, "Don't think our adversaries in Russsia, China and Iran, are not watchi ng our response to Covid and Floyd with sideward glances at each other and smiles a mile wide." We are doing world-wide telgraphing of our punches or more accurate how we take a punch.

Just absolutely ridiculous on our part and we need Trump to step up now and encourage this nation "grow a pair". NOW!

Dave (in MA)

He poo-pooed my suggestion somewhat; he wants Ft. Hood to become Ft. Patton, which is OK by me.

Dave (in MA)

Hydroxychloroquine administered immediately before the body bag is zipped up shows little to no effect on patient outcome, a new FDA study shows.

Captain Hate

Someone in the Horde said the Wendy's guy was a Covid parolee. It's not like this wasn't anticipated...

Dave (in MA)

https://whdh.com/news/us-attorney-ebay-executives-harassed-natick-couple-over-newsletter-sent-them-porn-funeral-wreaths-live-insects-pig-mask/


MissMarple2

Senate Judiciary Committee Issued this morning:

James Baker
John Brennan
James Clapper
James Comey
Loretta Lynch
James McCabe
Denis McDonough
Bruce Ohnr
Nellie Ohr
Lisa Page
John Podesta
Samantha Power
Susan Rice
Rod Rosenstein
Peter Strzok
Peter Weay
Sally Yates

Marsha Blackburn read these from her office and put a scrolling screen on the screen.


Old Lurker

Jack "Just absolutely ridiculous on our part and we need Trump to step up now and encourage this nation "grow a pair". NOW!"

Jack, Trump has to be playing some game unknown to us since his passivity to all of this crisis is not like him, since he owns it unless there is a rabbit in his hat.

He either has a plan and is sticking to it, or not.

Jim Eagle

Dave,

Want to bet those eBay execs have big contributions to BLM and Antifa? They are just following their model in Civics.

Threadkiller
The honor guard would be limited to three soldiers instead of the customary seven firing a three-shot 21-gun salute.

The three shots each times seven soldiers is not a “21 gun salute.”

Extraneus

The rally planned for the 20th isn't very passive. More like a giant middle finger.

Jane

Well Biden will surely now name Susan Rice VP now that she made the list!

Old Lurker

Ext, I was only referring to the Covid saga.

Jane

MM,

BTW what it is supposed to be a list of?

Threadkiller

That is the Scot Free list, Jane.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Maybe every WHITE/ASIAN/LATINO COP should partner with a BLACK COP so when deadly force is necessary against a BLACK PERSON the BLACK COP can be the one to use it.

Porchlight

If you go to worldometer and look at CA or FL or TX you see cases ramping up substantially

How do you define "substantially" in states with 39 million, 21 million, and 29 million people, respectively?

It's mid-June, Texas has largely reopened, I'm in the heart of one of its largest cities, and I still have yet to learn of a SINGLE person that I actually know - not a friend of a friend's landlord or FIL - who has tested positive.

Extraneus

I know, but this essentially ends it unless the protests cause a big spike. We should know about that in a few days.

Speaking of spikes, China is going back to lockdowns in Beijing and closing schools over supposedly 57 new cases. Head fake?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

It's "accordion month" at Don Surber's and today's piece is "Flight Of The Bumblebee".
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/06/highlights-of-news_15.html

Jane

Joe Biden: The American people are stupid

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/joe-biden-the-american-people-are-stupid.php

This is well worth reading!

MissMarple2

Jane,

I am sorry!

That's the subpoena list for those accused of unmasking through the DOJ, FBI, and CIA in the fake Russian hoax.

Dave (in MA)

WBZ Boston Sports@wbzsports·
WNBA Announces Plans For Reduced 2020 Season In Florida Without Fans: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/15/wnba-announces-plans-for-reduced-2020-season-in-florida-without-fans/

Unmeasurable impact on ticket sales

Jane

Porch,

I'm in one of those states and I know of no one who has tested positive either.

If you want a list of all the people I know who are still scared to death it is longer than my leg. (The problem with living in an over 55 community)

lyle

This paragraph from Clarice’s 2:35 powerful link says it all:

It is the first epidemic in history which is accompanied by another epidemic – the virus of the social networks. These new media have brainwashed entire populations. What you get is fear and anxiety, and an inability to look at real data. And therefore you have all the ingredients for monstrous hysteria….Compared to that rise, the draconian measures are of biblical proportions. Hundreds of millions of people are suffering. In developing countries many will die from starvation. In developed countries many will die from unemployment. Unemployment Is mortality. More people will die from the measures than from the virus. And the people who die from the measures are the breadwinners. They are younger. Among the people who die from coronavirus, the median age is often higher than the life expectancy of the population. What has been done is not proportionate. But people are afraid. People are brainwashed. They do not listen to the data. And that includes governments.

As many here have opined: this lockdown was a test run.

lyle

WNBA Announces Plans For Reduced 2020 Season In Florida Without Fans

So...it’ll be just like all their other seasons: no one watching from anywhere.

Old Lurker

I'm with Porch and Jane.

I don't know anybody who tested positive, including friends of friends.

I do know lots of people who remain scared to death of it, though.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"China is going back to lockdowns in Beijing and closing schools over supposedly 57 new cases. Head fake?"

Maybe but InstaPundit said the infections were centered on a large market that provides most of the city's food. I can see why that might be a warning bell for the authorities.

Marlene

New thread.

Jim Eagle

I also know no one with CoVid19, nowhere.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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