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June 04, 2020

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MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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I am to happy announce that Navy Veteran, Michael White, who has been detained by Iran for 683 days, is on a Swiss plane that just left Iranian Airspace. We expect him to be home with his family in America very soon....

....I will never stop working to secure the release of all Americans held hostage overseas! Thank you Switzerland for your great assistance.


Threadkiller

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwf3d7hP9g

I AM THE MAJORITY

Threadkiller
an absence of praise for the current administration - not good.

Gee, what was expected for absent leaders.

Threadkiller
an absence of praise for the current administration - not good.

Gee, what was expected from absent leaders.

(Fixed it)

MissMarple2

I absolutely DO NOT CARE what Obama and Bush think. In fact, as far as I am concerned they can sit down and shut up. Same for Mattis, who is acting dishonorably.

George Bush didn't say one damn thing when Obama sent all of that money to Iran.

James D.

Obama and Bush joining in with suggestions and an absence of praise for the current administration - not good

Obama and all the racist vermin he appointed across his administration bear most of the blame for what we're seeing right now, so he can just shut up.

And W (and his Daddy) were in the WH for 20 of the last 40 years, and clearly didn't do anything to ease racial tensions; and W managed to keep quiet while Obama trashed him at every opportunity and dismantled the few accomplishments that W didn't allow Rove to ruin during his second term, he can shut up, too.

I have absolutely zero interest in what either of them have to say about anything.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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1h
Please let this serve as my Complete and Total Endorsement of a great fighter and ally in North Carolina, @LyndaBennettNC
. She is strong on Crime, Borders, Military, our Great Vets & 2A. She will be a great help to me in DC. EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY. We need Lynda Bennett! #NC11

Jack Lillywhite

Jimmyk,

In re: NYC unrest and Mayor Wilhelm. We have our Southampton home listed for sale and even though it is currently rented, our Zillow views and saves have lately gone through the roof.

First because of COVID and now the riots. Everyone wants to get the hell out of Dodge.

Dave (in MA)

United Deep State doesn't have the best interests of the United States in mind.

Mattis is big-time Deep State, working for a lobbying firm founded by Bent Willie's SecDef.

hoyden

Since blacklisting bluehornet.com I have been spam free except for a few appeals from sites such as judicial watch. I was getting about 30 emails per day from all sundry Republicans running for office. Now nada.

Dave (in MA)

If anyone can dig up any comments by Mattis about Obama sending pallets of cash to the mullahs, I'd like to see them.

Narciso

Hes probably grifting for qatar, thats whose water he carried for in the administration

jimmyk

JiB, after Dinkins took a hands-off approach with the Crown Heights riots, NYC voters decided they had enough and elected Giuliani. Unfortunately I don't see a repeat of that momentary bit of sanity. For one thing, there's no Giuliani-like candidate on the horizon. I actually think there would be an opportunity, as a lot of people are disgusted with Deblasio (who fortunately is term-limited out).

Threadkiller

I wonder if Mattis was part of RR’s 25th amendment scheme?

Soylent Red

I like Mattis, and I think he is a well-read man. Perhaps one of the great modern generals, although anecdotally I'm not sure that is true. I see no reason to trash honorable service to the country because of political disagreement. But...

I disagree with him. First of all, Mattis fancies himself a Stoic. One of the foundational principles of Stoicism is that you accept what you cannot directly change. What makes him think that he can directly change the divisiveness in politics or the personality of DJT? OK then Stoic, STFU and endure.

Second, Mattis fancies himself a historian. I can, without thinking too hard, point to at least five Presidents historically that have been far, far worse at dividing the nation and antagonizing political adversaries. Wilson, the worst of them all, literally encouraged mob violence against people who disagreed with him.

In my lifetime, DJT's two predecessors were notoriously petulant children when people disagreed with them, albeit in a quieter manner. Even so, Obama, the Great Half-White Hope, was such an uniter that he sicced government agencies on half the country that disagreed with him.

Mattis served with honor and looked out for his troops, and he deserves respect for doing that. But he is simply the latest victim of Trump Derangement Syndrome. He needs to quarantine himself.

PDinDetroit

Fuck 'em all sideways.

Captain Hate

Rudy was the first mayor to arrest long term decay. Dinkins was terrible but Koch was no day at the beach either. Until Rudy, New York was a no go zone for me and he completely turned that around.

Narciso

Thats too charitable hes encouraging the insurrectionists thats treason.

Narciso


Shes got a point

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1268574528860491780

MissMarple2


I can remember riding the train into Penn Station in the late 60's. (Boy, am I old!! LOL) I was shocked at how dirty it was, with trash blowing all over the main gallery/hall.

Far dirtier than Indianapolis. I was truly shocked.

Narciso


To wit:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/387593.php

Narciso

Lets make no mistake:


https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1268546489858605056

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Per TMs post: every gun is being brought to bear. If PDJT is re-elected there will be howls from the elite.

Narciso

A stalin bootlicker spawn would what do what differently


https://mobile.twitter.com/ProfMJCleveland/status/1268579880817606661

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

ps I confess to being a total hack on "Mad Dog".
I loved the guy when he was pro Trump.
He's dead to me now

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

jimmyk: "I was a bit surprised at no one backing me up on my objection to the curfews."

I proudly stand with jimmyk in opposing senseless curfews in NYC

Melinda

This is becoming a problem, now:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/mysterious-company-s-coronavirus-papers-top-medical-journals-may-be-unraveling

Narciso

You survived the zombie hordes?

Melinda

Barr, Wray, et al., hosting a virtual presser:

https://www.justice.gov/live

Narciso


It did rhyme

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2020/06/03/antifa-is-heir-to-germanys-red-army-faction-daughter-of-terrorist-ulrike-meinhof-says/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

MissM: "Graham at mtg to prep subpoenas ... the Mueller investigation was driven by people who hate Trump's guts ...
Didn't we figure out that Mueller's team was all democrats like....oh....two years ago?"

Perhaps the Senator will be active till November, then slack off?
It's what the base has come to expect frankly.

Manuel Transmission

Jane,

Per your request yesterday, I’m a couple weeks shy of living 3/4 Century with mono-vision. Never knew any difference, but never found any handicap, except for a few things like playing any stick and ball sports (always picked last in grade school softball, etc). Raced sports cars and flew since 16 y.o. Can grease my landings pretty consistently, but passed on getting an endorsement for sea planes and helicopters, because I use the perspective of the edges of the runway to judge height.

Now, in these trying times, my native shooting skilz are at their best. :) Always bewildered that lots of new shooters are confused by which eye is dominant.

Jane

Michael White - Yippee! Get home safely!

Melinda

Yes, we were quite obviously "scouted", but nothing has come of it yet.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

JimSoCal,

I am not bringing up the past unpleasantness, but are you saying that I should leave the moniker behind? Because I actually read Tiger Beat when I was 12 and was a cheerleader for a very sad year when 17, so the whole thing (aside from people getting very angry and calling each other outside) was kind of funny to me.

Narciso

Its the problem elliot ness faced with his team

https://mobile.twitter.com/RichHiggins_DC/status/1268568128444944385

Narciso

I didnt know you could change handles.

Extraneus

I didnt know you could change handles.

Yes, I discovered that it's possible to spoof another user's handle and avatar when we first went to logging in. The only solution I can think of is to change the profile filename that displays when you hover on someone's handle. And if you don't do it, someone else can use your name as their profile filename, and no one would know it wasn't you (except in your case, since you're unimpersonatable).

Extraneus

It's called the Profile URL in the Edit Your Profile page.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

It's called the Profile URL in the Edit Your Profile page.

That's why the profile pic is a good idea so that even if someone takes on your name, they won't have your picture.

Jane

This is very worth reading:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/04/candace-owens-george-floyd-is-not-my-martyr/

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

And remember when we all took on a deplorable name here in 2016? Or some of us who are easily amused....

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

Wow, Paul Mirengoff has changed his tune...

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/mattis-mush.php

Mattis states: “We do not need to militarize our response to protests.” We didn’t. The military was deployed in response to riots.

In Washington, D.C., the local police, guardsmen, and secret service members were outnumbered and outmatched by Antifa agitators and their thug shock troops. According to this report, more than 60 US Secret Service Uniformed Division officers and special agents were injured between Friday night and Sunday morning near the White House. They were injured because some protesters threw projectiles such as bricks, rocks, bottles, and fireworks at them. In addition, personnel reportedly were directly physically assaulted — kicked, punched and exposed to bodily fluids.

If Mattis considers attacks on Secret Service a mere distraction, he’s too clueless to be taken seriously. We should be thankful he’s no longer our Secretary of Defense.

Amen.

Jane

Thanks ManTran,

My problem is balance and distance. More likely to knock over a cup than pick it up. Can't tell if something is 2 inches or 2 feet away. Could easily tip over, but I look for things to hold on to. Hopefully as time goes by I'll adjust.

Extraneus

They can copy your pic, too.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

Ex, so much work though.....

Extraneus

Your profile URL is:

https://profile.typepad.com/6p0134849cee6e970c

You can change it to:

https://profile.typepad.com/Robin

And no one could successfully spoof you.

We used to have a jerk who would have done so, and had done it in the past, including spending the time necessary to figure out how to match avatars.

Momto2

I'm trying to think of whose opinion of the President I care less about...Obama or Bush???? CNN thinks *anything* anti-Trump is a big deal.

Loved the Candice Owens clip from Jane @12:53. I've seen it posted several times on Facebook today. Here is the YouTube link
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj7D4-VLZlQ)
I'm sure she will be attacked unmercifully for daring to talk about his past and lack of following the designated script.

peter

Another vignette. Went for a walk on my lunch hour. My office sent an email to all employees urging them to stay away from 46th Street and Queens Boulevard due to a protest. I only walked as far as 40th street. The City erected, as a huge waste of money wireless kiosks every thousand feet or so along major thoroughfares, of which Queens Boulevard is one. Today they are being used for blatant political propaganda. The first one I walked past, the screen, was all black, except for the words, "Freddy Gray."

The next one I passed said "Eric Garner."

The next one, "Breonna Taylor." I never heard of her until just a couple of days ago, but I am sure the narrative about her is just as phony as those of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

The full commie.

Extraneus

https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-pathetic-leftist-protest-fails

peter

As I passed the corner of 39th and Queens Boulevard, there was a crazy lady yelling. She looked from a distance like she was distressed, her packages scattered about. It also looked like she had no shoes. Maybe she wasn't crazy, maybe she had just been robbed and raped. I couldn't even tell if she was wearing pants. Who knows, maybe she just shit herself, nevertheless, I thought she needed attention. I tapped my pocket and realized I had forgotten my phone, however, I saw a police car and walked up to it. The officer at the wheel gave me a nice friendly hello as I reported the situation. He told me that he had just heard the call on the radio and they had it in their system and someone was on the way. I almost started crying, the guy was so nice.
These guys do all the jobs nobody else wants to do, dealing with the crazies day in and day out.
Fuck BLM and the commie City of New York.

Ralph L

Drew Brees groveled.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

Posted by: peter | June 04, 2020 at 01:10 PM

I know!!!! That's what I want to ask my friends - who is going to respond to the nut job pulling a knife in the middle of the day in the middle of the street that my daughter witnessed a couple of months ago? Who is going to respond to the stabbing at 6:30 on a Friday night outside a popular restaurant? THEM???!!!! Hell no.

D

These past few weeks people close to me have been hurting. One family because they lost their mother and her children’s grandmother.
No wake and still waiting to have the funeral service.
I just saw her in the Target parking lot and we couldn’t even hug.
We both had tears in our eyes as we recounting what a wonderful life her mother had of 96 years.
Also a friend has struggled to get her unemployment which finally came.
She was close to tears as well.
This back and forth bickering is a waste of time when in real life people are suffering.
Thank you to those posters who provide humor, wisdom and common sense.
You are greatly appreciated by me during these extraordinary times.
Jimmyk:
I am sorry for what is happening in your city and in yours Robin.
Curfews only work if they are enforced.
The 11:00 one was a disaster waiting to happen.
We are in the fight of our lives right now , but taking some time out to comfort others should be job one.

Neo

Best comment of the day:

If they disband the Minneapolis Police, the Hennepin County Sheriff Department will just hire a thousand new cops, and most of them will be the same Minneapolis cops that the city just fired.

THAT IS REFORM!!!

jimmyk

The first one I walked past, the screen, was all black, except for the words, "Freddy Gray."

The next one I passed said "Eric Garner."

Peter, I saw those too. I think each one just displays the names, one after the other, each for 10 or 20 seconds. The one I saw had Eric Garner, then some other name I'd never heard of, then Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. Facts don't matter.

As to who paid for those kiosks, my understanding is that they are privately operated by a group of companies under a franchise agreement with the city. Supposedly the city makes money from the kiosks. Still, they've got no business pushing that kind of propaganda.

https://www.link.nyc/faq.html#team

Neo

Is it just me, but is the TOTUS failing Barack Obama now that he is out of the White House ?

The Infamous Ignatz

--I apologize, Iggy. I tried to say it once, about how I personally freaked out a little. I overreacted, I'm sorry.

Posted by: hrtshpdbox | June 04, 2020 at 11:03 AM--

No problemo, hrt.
You know, I went back and dug up the comment in question a while back and I didn't express myself very well, and I'm sorry for that too.
The three universal I's strike again - irritated, irritating and irritable. :)

D

Peter:
I am also sorry you are going through this.
The one thing those kiosks have in common: they are glorifying criminals.
That fact gets lost in all the martyrdom.

D

Neo:
Barack Hussein Obama was never the orator nor the savior he claimed to be.

John S

i am trying to process Garcetti's announcement that LA is cutting $150 million from the police budget. I feel like I will be watching from a near and unsafe distance while the loony left tries the greatest social justice experiment yet (though soon to be outdone, I'm sure).
Actually, they could probably come up with the $150 mill for the first year by selling their new skyscraper headquarters. And have everyone work from home?

Captain Hate

Drew Brees groveled.

He's old enough to know better; unless he was prepared to ride it out he should've kept his mouth zipped. Now he looks bad to all.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

We are in the fight of our lives right now , but taking some time out to comfort others should be job one.

So true, Mary Rose. Lots of people are hurting right now. it pays to step back for a minute and remember that.

Neo

D: I saw more hype before Obama's 5PM presser than after it.

I mean, he is so .. 2009

Tom R

Here is a direct link to the Candace Owens video. I've discussed the current events with a couple of black folks and they automatically ignore everything Owens and other black conservatives say because they think they are all getting paid by white conservatives and refer to them as Uncle Toms. These same blacks also fully believe the Progtards "systemic racism" BS and ignore the actual crime statistics.

I have no clue how to get them to take a red pill and start listening to black conservatives like her, Sowell, Elder, etc.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1MYGNklYaYZJw

Captain Hate

At least Hodgkinson's pen pal got wrecked

https://mobile.twitter.com/michaelbeatty3/status/1268203907315978240

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

https://ithacavoice.com/2020/06/video-protestors-seeking-racial-justice-march-from-cornell-campus-to-ipd/

This kid has a Cornell degree.

Jelani Hoyte-King, a Cornell alumnus and his Phi Beta Sigma fraternity brother Devonte Parker who is a rising senior at CU, largely led the group of marchers from East Hill with chants of, "no justice no peace" and "I can't breathe."

"I'm very devoted to social action and I'm very interested in dismantling the current system we live in now," Hoyte-King said shortly before the event kicked off. "I feel there needs to be action taking place and that's the only way we can reverse the intentional systematic oppression that's been put on my people."

James D.

More madness...

https://toybook.com/lego-pulling-back-potentially-sensitive-product-amid-george-floyd-protests/

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

You can't, TomR. They will have to discover it for themselves after their neighborhoods are destroyed, sadly.

Buckeye

Always bewildered that lots of new shooters are confused by which eye is dominant.

I probably shot (poorly) for 30 years before I knew anything about dominant eye.

That’s why I like shotguns. If you’re close enough, it just doesn’t matter:)

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Still, they've got no business pushing that kind of propaganda.

YOU WILL BE MADE TO CARE.

Narciso


Indeed

https://mobile.twitter.com/bethanymac12/status/1268549124099584001

Extraneus

Is it just me, but is the TOTUS failing Barack Obama now that he is out of the White House ?

I got up this morning expecting to see all kinds of comments about his speech, whether positive or negative. Crickets were chirping instead. He's completely irrelevant now.

rse

Robin--

we have gone from universities pushing knowledge to their credentialing students to implement theories without a genuine understanding there is a difference. They are to be aggrieved and to believe fundamental transformation is necessary.

jimmyk

Also, via new neo:

Most of the looters and rioters arrested by the NYPD over the past several days are immediately released as a direct result of New York’s new bail-reform law, New York City police chief Terrence Monahan told the New York Post on Tuesday.

Thanks, Cuomo and Deblasio. What could go wrong?

clarice

Hi, Soylent!!!

Extraneus

i am trying to process Garcetti's announcement that LA is cutting $150 million from the police budget.

Who could possibly support that? They're just manufacturing conservative voters now.

In the meantime, cops will simply pull back in black neighborhoods, just like in the bad old days of NYC, and crime will skyrocket, along with urban blight and a lot of misery for people who can't afford to move out.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

Jordan Schaechtel -- a real conservative, therefore always in fear of losing his job in the "conservative" media -- expresses a view that most conservatives are either considering or have already resolved upon: The country should take an Escape From New York position on the cities where the governors/mayors permit looting, rioting, murder and mass chaos, and let them bury their own dead.

One thing, which Schaechtel probably means to imply: Not a dime for these cities or these states.

You broke it, you bought it, as legendary cuck Colin Powell said about demolishing the existing civil order in other backwards, savage, lawless areas.

From Ace. http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387595

Captain Hate

Speaking of the enemy in the ivory tower, was this linked last month?

https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/gibsons-bakery-v-oberlin-college-court-rejects-attempt-to-unseal-store-clerks-private-facebook-records/

rse

https://www.vox.com/2020/6/3/21275755/coronavirus-us-stimulus-economy-universal-basic-services

Now we have it with no sense of irony from using the VA as an example. Also notice this problem--

Everyone is free to do whatever they think is democratically appropriate for their society. But the message is: If you want to live in a free and democratic society with a dynamic economy, you’re going to have to invest in social infrastructure.
David Roberts

This case draws on cooperative values — we should be in this together and take care of one another. Something like 30 percent of the US public doesn’t seem to share those values.
Andrew Percy

I’m trying to make a slightly different case, one that speaks to that 30 percent.

It’s about who’s on the bus with the private, individualized version of society, and who’s still off the bus or running to get onto it. A lot of the people who are on the bus are the ones who are most resistant to [social services], right? “I’ve already spent a lifetime, I’ve contributed to my pensions, I paid my taxes. You guys just need to get off your asses and work harder.”

The argument I’m trying to make to those people is, I know it looks like that to you. But it’s not going to work out. The levels of debt and financialization you’ve created in your society are going to destroy your savings. The signs are already there, that these debts are unresolvable and that finance is corrupting even the things you want done. Do you want to live in a burning planet?

The 30% number is actually why the learning standards being used globally, called common core in the us whatever devos may say, always come back to instilling that communitarian ethos. Ten years from now it won't be as high as 30 % which is why insecurity gets pitched so much.

Neo

Apparently, NBC never tires of this meme

NYPD officer appears to make white power sign at protest, prompting probe
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nypd-officer-appears-make-white-power-sign-protest-prompting-probe-n1224141

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

rse, That's interesting and makes me think about student debt, which I do think is a huge problem that we have to figure out.

So, a question for all of you, what would a twenty-something have to do for college debt forgiveness? Military or some challenging service requirement with a minimum of 3-5 years?

Melinda

Their mouthpieces continue to out themselves:

Daxton Brown
@daxtonbrown
Antifa just hates being exposed as terrorists. So the spin begins. Own up to it, Democrats have been supporting the growth of radical revolutionaries for decades.

Grant Stern @grantstern
The insane lies peddled by Project Veritas are crazier than Portlandia.

Incidentally, their new, awkward attempt to expose "antifa" involves the very bookstore highlighted on the TV series.

Too bad it has been closed for years now!

#thursdayvibes: fabulist. twitter.com/MattGertz/stat…

twitter.com/grantstern/status/12685705013514444

https://twitter.com/daxtonbrown/status/1268609503974449152

The Infamous Ignatz

The idea that we can pull the cops back and empty the prisons without crime rising significantly is the same drivel we heard and tried in the sixties and seventies when crime went through the roof.
The most common victim of the resulting crime wave will be law abiding poor people, especially black ones.
There is no limit to the number of blacks progs will sacrifice and kill to make a point that cannot be made. Nor is there a limit to how many times they will try to make it again after it fails...again.

lurkersusie

Here we go.

Colorado Senate GOP
@ColoSenGOP
·
54m
We can’t let this bill slip under the radar.

@CBSDenver
: "Colorado could follow California’s lead in providing subsidies to help fund health care for people who aren’t citizens."

Full story from
@CBS4Shaun
: https://cbsloc.al/3dwSpn6 #COpolitics

The Infamous Ignatz

Wretchard's latest; How did we stay sane so long?

Melinda

Bezos tries on @jack's hoodie:

Alex Berenson
@AlexBerenson
Oh fuck me. I can’t believe it. They censored it.

https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1268529570480824320

The Infamous Ignatz

Probably already linked but I'll do so again;
Shipwreckedcrew on Rod Rosenstein.

lurkersusie

Just a couple of protesters

New York Daily News on Twitter: "Surveillance video shows two stocky men repeatedly barreling into a Midtown store swiping thousands of dollars worth of drones amid the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/0sSM80ZSxy" / Twitter

The Infamous Ignatz

I see Elon Musk is the first guy to defend Berenson and says Amazon should be broken up.
They may turn him into a conservative yet.

John S

"In the meantime, cops will simply pull back in black neighborhoods, just like in the bad old days of NYC, and crime will skyrocket, along with urban blight and a lot of misery for people who can't afford to move out."

I agree. LA will become Chicago, and nothing will be done or said. It's all invisible to the elite.

The Infamous Ignatz

I may be in the minority on this but I find the ability of prosecutors to charge several different levels of a crime simultaneously not too far off a form of double [or triple] jeopardy. It is a perverse incentive for them to bring specious charges they hope to nail some guy on, with the knowledge they always have a fallback. It also provides juries the same perverse incentive of convicting someone for some lesser level they might not have convicted him on at all were it not for the sterner charges.
I have little doubt that is one way innocent people end up in jail.
A prosecutor IMO should be required to decide what level of crime the evidence supports and pick that single charge and prosecute it.

Melinda

WA Unemployment tab up to $1 Billion:


https://lacamasmagazine.com/2020/06/wa-unemployment-check-fraud-case-expands-to-nearly-1-billion.html


matt - deplore me if you must

This isn't about police brutality. It is about an edifice of incompetence and malice that we have allowed to fester in our cities for the past 50 years.

The federal government has pumped trillions of dollars into the cities with little return on the investment. The schools pump out functional illiterates with no skills and no prospects except phony jobs programs and more money down the rabbit hole.

The political largesse flows into the pockets of the politicians who keep the system in place to keep the donations flowing.

The values we know that we know work; focus, hard work, and perseverance have been cast aside so that people can sit in their darkened living rooms and play video games.

Then comes what looks more and more to be a phony crisis that has in itself caused a much grater crisis, both economic and behaviorally. How do you deal with a nation of unemployed neurotics?

The Left and their enablers have pulled a Hail Mary.

This mornings mass public vomiting by the "intelligentsia" was caused by a vicious media and their political allies. Mattis and the rest really are misinformed.

The Left was out for Trump's scalp from day one and has never relented.

And we have beed fed a steaming pile of horeshit by our leaders, none of whom is, actually, a leader.

John S

A prosecutor IMO should be required to decide what level of crime the evidence supports and pick that single charge and prosecute it.

I agree 100%. I wonder if SCOTUS has ever spoken on this issue.

matt - deplore me if you must

California's government is expecting a 20-25% reduction in revenues this year. They're smoking crack. 20% unemployment ain't gonna bring back the economy anytime soon.

So all of these states that were on the edge are about to fall off, and when that happens the people who actually pay the bills are going to revolt. It's till the older rule, and these fucks have been misspending other people's gold for far too long.

Melinda

Off.

John S

off

henry

Grassley gets stompy footed.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/04/gop-senator-blocks-trump-nominations-until-admin-explains-why-it-fired-watchdogs.html

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Found this on FB Don't know if it is BS or not.

PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM “ANTIFA” IN RESPONSE TO THE THREATS ISSUED BY UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
Dear Mr. Trump:
Let us be perfectly clear:
“Antifa” isn’t an organization. There’s no membership, no meetings, no dues, no rules, no leaders, no structure. It is, literally, an idea, and nothing more. Even the claim of this author to represent “Antifa” is one made unilaterally for the purposes of this communication and nothing more; there is no governing body nor trademark owner to dispute the author’s right to represent “AntiFa.”
“Antifa” is a neologism constructed from a contraction of the phrase “anti-fascist.” The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
The ostensible president of the United States has, today, openly declared that he is a fascist and that he intends to turn the military power of the United States into a fascist tool.
Now there is no question, and we can stop pretending that this man represents anything but the worst in humanity, which his supporters embody.
And that is the only effect his words will have.
It will likely be no problem for LEO to identify the author of this document, who also has maintained the “AntiFa” page on Facebook since founding it in 2017.
The author of this document is unconcerned with that inevitability because neither that author nor this document has been involved in a crime of any sort in any way.
But, since both the “president” and the media insist on acting as though “AntiFa” is this big, scary organization, the author supposes it’s time for “AntiFa” to make a statement.
Thus:
“AntiFa supports and defends the right of all people to live free from oppressive abuse of power, whether that power is unjustly derived from wealth, status as an employer, or political popularity.
Particularly, AntiFa defends and supports the right of oppressed and marginalized people to protest, march, and engage in civil disobedience in pursuit of justice. While it is never our intent to engage in violent or destructive behavior, we cannot and will not take responsibility for telling people how they are allowed to be righteously outraged. We prefer and encourage non-violent action. We also understand that some people just aren’t feeling that nice anymore. Their feelings are entirely justified, and it is neither our role nor our privilege to tell them otherwise.
Mass civil disobedience is what happens when people say they’re hurting and whoever’s hurting them refuses to stop.
Stop hurting them. Fix your broken systems. Get real and meaningful psychological evaluations and background checks - police in some nations have to pass a more stringent test to carry pepper spray than any police department in the US, or the US military, have in place. As a direct and possibly deliberate consequence, our military and paramilitary personnel simply cannot be assumed to be fighting in the interests of the people of this country.
We’ve all seen the photos. This destruction and burning and looting is largely the behavior of outsiders; white people taking advantage of the situation both to enrich themselves by looting under cover of the protests, and to provide excuses for uncontrolled fascist elements within our military and police forces as plausible cover for killing more black, brown, and poor people without fear of sanction. The so-called “accelerationists” who have committed to ensuring that, any time a marginalized community stands up and demands justice, construct a narrative of criminality and destruction that white bigots and affluent oligarchs who benefit from our broken system to validate their bigotry and injustice retroactively. They are successful in this for two reasons: because people like you are easily manipulated in your banal, self-serving ignorance, and because people like you are more than happy to passive-aggressively reap the benefits of pretending to believe this destruction is the act of the oppressed.
This game has gone on for decades on an endless loop since the very dawn of the civil rights era, and we the people are saying ‘no more.’”
And that, “President” Trump, is your solution. No more. Get the dirt out of your law enforcement and your military. Get the dirt out of your government and administration. Ideally, resign now and take your VP and cabinet with you; Nancy Pelosi isn’t a great deal of improvement, but she’ll only be president for a few months.
You can’t arrest 100 million of us, sir, and you would be well-advised not to try. If you think that targeting and “making an example of” the author of this document will get you anywhere, you may rest assured that this author is more than prepared to allow his real name to be used as a rallying cry for justice and civil disobedience from coast to coast.
It is time for you and everyone who thinks like you to understand that whether black, red, brown, white, or any other color, Americans are done living in a nation of empty platitudes and broken promises.
Traditionally, this type of document is accompanied by a list of “demands.” Here are our demands:
-Universal single-payer health care, without regard for citizenship status.
-Universal basic income WITH a federal job guarantee, under which the federal government becomes the “employer of last resort.” Involuntary unemployment is a function of profiteering by fascist capitalist oligarchs who are willing to sacrifice the lives of others for their own enrichment. It must end.
-The abolition of “right to work laws” which do exactly the opposite of ensuring anyone’s right to work.
-Publicly funded higher education.
-Robust and effective social welfare programs to include child care, education, employment training and counseling, parenting skills training, and life skills training including fiscal education.
-A requirement that functional proficiency in media, political, and economic literacy be demonstrated to graduate high school.
-The creation of a publicly funded non-partisan media source to serve as the primary source of government information, to be overseen and managed day to day by a coalition of well-known communicators, political scientists, and other experts in propaganda to strip ALL bias from official information before it is broadcast.
-Federal charges of treason filed against anyone willfully and knowingly attempting to minimize public perception of the impact and risks of the coronavirus.
-Reform of whistleblower laws to ensure they have teeth, and particularly to ensure that a whistleblower, acting in good faith, is not identified to the public, ever.
In the end, Mr. “President,” the simple reality is that “AntiFa” isn’t a thing. You can’t end it, you can’t arrest it, and you can’t silence it. Nor, in any decent nation, would the attempt even be made.
“Antifa” means “Anti-Fascism.” The only position that opposes that is fascism. In the end, there is no “organization” that you can “declare terrorists.”
You, sir, and yours are the terrorists, and your victims are done putting up with it.
America is not, in spite of having an openly admitted fascist as “president,” a fascist nation. We’ve had wars about this. The fascists are 0-2.
Please, Mr. “President” - let’s not try to make it 0-3? Because it will never, ever be 1-2, and none of us wants to see the death toll from your attempt to make it so.
Currently, media and other actors wishing to contact this author may do so through the page. Should Mr. Zuckerberg, who has displayed plenty of authoritarian and fascist tendencies himself, decide not to host that page any longer, this document will be updated.
Best Regards,
“AntiFa.”

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