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June 15, 2020

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Jack is Back!

Eeney, meenie, mynee, moe.....either I or the Misses is driving down to Palm Beach to pick up Frederick from his little vacay with his buddy in Key Biscayne. Saves 2 1/2 hours from driving all the way to Key Biscayne.

Beautiful day here, nary a zephyr of a breeze and notch above 80F.

Melinda

Directly from the Governor, I seem to recall.

Just in case anyone needs some background info on the Tulsa atty suing to shut down the impending rally, he's been in the news before for some other business (more to come on him later, btw):

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/12/porn-star-stormy-daniels-replaces-michael-avenatti-with-new-lawyer.html

DrJ

I'll add that we have fresh blueberries and scones. Life can be good.

Jane

I’ll be right there DrJ - oops I’m not allowed to fly! Bummer! Next year!

Jane

Is it even light out there Dr. J?

MissMarple2

Tucker Carlson's Opening Monologue Calling Out The GOP For Doing Nothing About Google's Censorship

"If you're worried about the concentration of power in the hands of a few unaccountable actors, and you very much should be, nobody has more unchecked power than Google does." pic.twitter.com/gGKAkfrMU5

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 17, 2020

This is more that relates to Section 230, though it isn't mentioned. Tucker talks about the Federalist and Zerohedge.

Melinda

The censor police are out in force! (But PepsiCo CEO is notoriously pro-Prog, now):

an Miles Cheong
@stillgray
This woman got Quaker to nuke its Aunt Jemima brand. All it took was a single TikTok video for a multi-billion dollar company (PepsiCo) to erase one of its most well known products.

Tell me how TikTok and Twitter aren’t inordinately powerful.

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1273222753374531585?s=20

DrJ

Yes, MM, the sun had been coming up. It now is pretty full sunlight. It is not the same as sunrise.

Extraneus

The woman working at the liquor store down the street says the dystopia nightmare is a common complaint.

Interesting.

The Infamous Ignatz

Zerohedge on the story of google deplatforming.
Different than the commie NBC story.
The only entity in the matter who should be deplatformed is the commie pinko at NBC masquerading as a journalist who thanked the fascist groups that got ZH banned for their "collaboration".

MissMarple2

I always believed they were powerful.

It's why the President uses Twitter, as well as all of the grown children. I also find it faster-moving, rather than stationary like Facebook.

Besides, all of my relatives are on Facebook and I don't want the ones who are Democrats messing around in my business, so I just quit it several years ago.

Extraneus

Re China. Maybe the internal politics are heating up and the government's move on the Indian/Chinese border is designed to take everyone's minds off the local problems.

I was thinking the same thing, Davod. They might have been feeling their oats for a while when they thought our fleet was disabled by the virus, but now they're whining that we have three carriers in the Pacific, so maybe they're looking elsewhere for a distraction.

MissMarple2

Catturd ™
@catturd2
·
5m
I’m waiting for M&Ms to only have black M&Ms, because all other colors are racists.

Old Lurker

Ext "but now they're whining that we have three carriers in the Pacific, so maybe they're looking elsewhere for a distraction."

Sort of like pay-back for our attempt to divert our outrageous Marxist over reaction to this year's flu strain onto China as an act or war by them?

MissMarple2

Chad Pergram
@ChadPergram
·
59s
GOP AR Sen Cotton: Low level employees contacted my office in Washington..and said you have to delete these tweets in 30 minutes or we’re going to permanently lock your account. We asked for an explanation on why that was, it was not really forthcoming
=================================
I believe this was a dispute with Twitter.

Melinda

Back to the Committee to Protect Medicare, a k a on line BrownShirts::

Progressive Group Tracks Cell Phones, Travel Patterns of Anti-Whitmer Michigan Protesters

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/16/progressive-group-tracks-cell-phones-travel-patterns-of-anti-whitmer-michigan-protesters/

https://committeetoprotect.org/our-team/

https://committeetoprotect.org/plan/

only $50,000 in receipts buys them a very, very valuable app?

https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/displayAll.do?dispatchMethod=displayAllInfo&Id=5773824&ein=820596008&country=US&deductibility=all&dispatchMethod=searchAll&isDescending=false&city=&ein1=&postDateFrom=&exemptTypeCode=al&submitName=Search&sortColumn=orgName&totalResults=1&names=Committee+to+Protect+Medicare&resultsPerPage=25&indexOfFirstRow=0&postDateTo=&state=All+States


Melinda

Nice thread:


Nick Fad🇺🇸
@NicAtNigh
Thread: What you’re seeing isn’t new, and is bigger than just grievances with the police department—taking shape is a communist-style revolution disguised as protests.

We must view it from a strategical perspective so that we may understand, contain and ultimately defeat it

https://twitter.com/NicAtNigh/status/1273046056687861760?s=20

And the wrapped version:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1273046056687861760.html

The Infamous Ignatz

R.R. Reno at First Things demolishes Gorsuch's "reasoning" in the latest SCOTUS legislative session.

DrJ

Jane,

I understand that your line was not serious. You, Amy, or both would be welcomed here whenever you want. It is quite different than Massachusetts or Florida.

MissMarple2

Melinda!

Here's a thread by someone who has a familiar style only a different name. Because he is very skilled at noticing things, he's noticed progress on the Mexican Border and significant progress in the cities.

https://twitter.com/CatesDuane/status/1273250941291151367

The Infamous Ignatz

Excellent graph from Alex Berenson's thread displaying the absurdity of the so called second wave.
Right click for the totally nonscary trends and numbers.

GUS

Ig, I don't believe ANY information on the CHINESE VIRUS that is provided by government. 50 states and 50 libtard health departments, playing fast and loose with the truth and stats.

I've asked several times here, and got little response.

WHAT ARE "NEW CASES". Define that as a whole for all 50 states and explain how more testing doesn't equal more "new cases".

Neo

48 years since Watergate ..
And Obama used the IC instead of former IC operatives .. used a special counsel to cover it up instead of exposing it

MissMarple2

Pam Bondi
@PamBondi
·
18h
.@realDonaldTrump
achieved in 40 minutes what Joe Biden couldn't do in 40 years: meaningful and lasting police reform.

This is a great day for justice, law & order for our Nation!!
Flag of United States
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I would like to point out that Pam Bondi was JEB BUSH'S ATTORNEY GENERAL!

That's a pretty amazing "in your face" to the Bush wing of the GOP.

GUS

Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of Americans die each year for that years INFLUENZA.

What is to stop SHITMER, EVIL, and PRIXGER from shutting down their states to solve this dilemma?

Melinda

Interesting oped. Theorizing that the exodus of many Republicans like Ryan and others in government was they were made aware that the administration knew they were being blackmailed with an Obama black file.

https://www.thebeltwayreport.com/2020/06/is-barack-obama-running-a-shadow-government-using-black-files-he-obtained-spying-on-powerful-people-opinion/

Extraneus

Aunt Jemima has been canceled.

sbwaters

Excellent graph from Alex Berenson's thread

Ig, could you post the link. I scrolled Alex's thread and cannot find it. I want to repost it.

Captain Hate

The Federalist comment section is a haven for trolls and other dickweeds but the Stormfront refugees at ZH's comments are so over the top they're funny in a really stupid way, which describes what all "comedy" has devolved to.

Melinda

Killfiled again. Ah well....

Captain Hate

Why did Paul Ryan, who rose to power as a deficit hawk, become a profligate spender and then retire at the peak of power while still a very young man?

Ever since he learned the ins and outs of the way things were done sitting on Barney's Frank he's been a changed man.

Captain Hate

A big fuck you to the Federalist Society. Trump should never trust them again. We need a better way to screen these justices.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 17, 2020 09:15 AM (upXAm)

It's more depresseing than that. The effort by the Federalist Society was honest, but it failed. We have no replacement for it. As Josh Hawley said yesterday, the move to enact Conservative Legal Reforms has failed. I myself had great hopes for that, and it is a bitter think to admit that it's over, and we lost.

The true problem, which Josh Hawley pointed out, is that Congress has completely abdicated it's role as a legislative body, and the House and Senate are now just two competing Kabuki Theater groups who's only purpose is to make the rubes (that's us) thinks that we still have some say in the game. We Don't.

We have now allowed the Supreme Court to become the only true legislative body for the nation, and it is folly to think that any 9 appointees who will NEVER face election would ever be anything other than Tyrants.

There is no "fixing" this under our current form of government. We have hit the end of the line, and it's time to break it all up and replace it with something (most likely, several somethings) that are new.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 17, 2020 09:25 AM (V2Yro)

MissMarple2

Barack Obama is JUST the type who would use blackmail.

Guess I had better click over and see what's going on, or I won't be able to keep up.

Threadkiller

My guess is that Mel is suggesting that he/she has been killfiled because of the repost of the Aunt Jemima story.

Did I win a prize?

:-)

GUS

Aunt Jemima is DEAD, Uncle Ben still hanging on.

Threadkiller

I think I have over 60 tabs open full of catchup from everything that has been posted over the last several days. I have no idea how to muddle through all these links.

I’ll be back when I cut it down to 30.

👍

Dave (in MA)

Larry Elder suggests that Uncle Ben must be dead man walking.

Davod

SUSPECT WANTED FOR BURNING OF THIRD MINNEAPOLIS POLICE PRECINCT ARRESTED IN COLORADO.

Maybe they should track the ratbags until they are not in a state that will let them out straight away.

Dave (in MA)
Adam Carolla@adamcarolla ·

Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A. I find "Lady" to be problematic. It's binary. It should be "They A".

GUS

2 minutes apart Dave.

Dave (in MA)

GUS, I saw, and was responding to your post.

GUS

Aunt Jemima bitch slapped. All racial problems are ended. Corporate execs trembling in the corner.

Captain Hate

Aunt Jemima's gone but Coonman Northam is still in office?

Dave (in MA)

Sara Hoyt, the sci-fi* writer who runs Instapundit's 3rd shift a few times per week, suggested this morning that we are in THE YEAR OF THE JACKPOT. Not being much of a sci-fi* reader, I looked it up:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Year_of_the_Jackpot#Plot_summary

Pretty much.

*You can tell I'm not much of a sci-fi reader because people who ARE big sci-fi readers get their Worf Garanimals twisted up if you refer to sci-fi as "sci-fi" instead of SF.

MissMarple2

I don't understand why Uncle Ben is ok.

Is it just that leftist complainers eat more pancakes than rice so are more familiar with her?

Dave (in MA)

I don't think Uncle Ben is OK. Maybe the Wokestapo are just attacking product names in alphabetical order.

Dave (in MA)

And by "OK" I mean safe.

henry

Mr Clean must be hiding in a bathhouse at this point.

jimmyk

From the middle of the night:
| Hilary Hahn.
She is very good.
Posted by: DrJ | June 17, 2020 at 03:19 AM

She's amazing, better to be able to watch her perform. She looks like the girl working the cash register at Walgreens, but plays, dare I say it, like a man. Check her out in the Brahms violin concerto. I cued it up for the last part of the 1st movement.

https://youtu.be/UFl9xuYP5T8?t=1013

Captain Hate

So nobody at Pepsico was willing to point out that Aunt Jemima was a positive image selected to be associated with a quality product?

sbwaters

Dave, I read the book some time ago. You can read it as disturbing or with resignation.

For me, I have not yet decided.

GUS

The POLICE "CHIEF" in SEATTLE, had an EPIPHANY.


CHIEF??? EPIPHANY???? Are our BLM friends RETARDED??? They need to attack her...NOW....

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Argues that dissension in the officer ranks is due, at least in part, because Trump is turning away from Endless War and the military industrial complex sees the possibility of reduced funding.

http://andmagazine.com/talk/2020/06/15/why-do-they-oppose-trump-follow-the-money/

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

White Quakers just killed an unarmed black woman whose only crime was smiling about her delicious syrup.

WHERE IS COLIN KAEPERNICK?

- Jeff Goldstein

Jack is Back!

Let's give them a 180 and bring back Sambo's. Great breakfasts.

Pinandpuller

Fun fact: The city of Seattle is asking its white employees to voluntarily spend their day off in a training about their internalized racial superiority. I’ve got the documentation on it.

https://twitter.com/drkarlynb/status/1273024251004674048?s=21

Jane

Thanks Dr.J, and you and Mrs J are always welcomed here. Don't know when I can travel again, but I miss it!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I thought advertisers and companies were attempting to put MORE "POC and Alphabet Soups" in adverts.

If they renamed Aunt Jemima to Aunt Shequisha would that have solved the problem? Aunt Jemima = Uncle Tom. Maybe the issue was the newer image wasn't black enough. Needed some dreads and arched brows with dragon nails. Maybe RuPaul would have checked more boxes...

Is any black person depicted on grocery items now going to be considered racist? WTG you morons.

MissMarple2

Jim,

When I read the book by Doug Wead, "Inside Trump's White House," the author said that the President was disturbed by the severe injuries he saw at Walter Reed.

He felt that American kids should be defending their homeland, not getting maimed in foreign lands to defend a monarchy, and it really disturbed him. When you coupled that with the hordes crossing the border, it got him really upset.

By the way, when the President went overseas around the holidays, Melania insisted on going with him.

Jane

Why was Aunt Jemima eliminated?

Jane

Ig, I don't believe ANY information on the CHINESE VIRUS that is provided by government. 50 states and 50 libtard health departments, playing fast and loose with the truth and stats.

I think about 85% of the world agrees with you. The rest are too dumb to mention.

Jane

JUDGE REJECTS BID TO STOP SATURDAY’S OKLAHOMA TRUMP RALLY.

Jane

Stephanie, you read my mind before it got there! Thanks!

rse

So what will be the name of their old-fashioned grits that I have been buying for 40 years?

MM--

Pam Bondi was NOT jeb bush's AG. It is an elected position and I met her when she was running at a fundraiser in sandestin. She worked under rick scott when he was governor.

She had previously been a local prosecutor in the tampa bay area iirc.

Old Lurker

"Ig, I don't believe ANY information on the CHINESE VIRUS that is provided by government. 50 states and 50 libtard health departments, playing fast and loose with the truth and stats."

Why waste words using "on the Chinese Virus".

Frankly I think "health" as a modifier to "department is superfluous too.

Extraneus

Why was Aunt Jemima eliminated?

https://nypost.com/2020/06/17/aunt-jemima-racial-stereotype-gets-the-axe-amid-blm-backlash/

DrJ

Very nice, jimmyk. I've not seen Hahn live but she is a real talent.

DrJ

Jane,

We'll see what we can do. We actually own a house in Melbourne. That's across the state from you, but a lot closer than CA.

sbwaters

Many, many years ago the very popular Sambos was renamed the Jolly Tiger.

Sambo, you may recall, was a canny boy from South India represented positively. Activists chose to misappropriate Sambo for their movement. One of the results the restaurant name change.

Those who forced the change were unwilling to distinguish between one concept and a different one — that ”meme homonyms“ exist that have different meanings. Their name change backfired, not because of racism, but because their so-called political correctness was recognized to be contrived.

After the change I heard people resist — referring to the restaurant as the Jolly [racial slur]. That was a word I never used and still find repugnant.

Political Correctness has nothing to do with correctness, and not even unmeasurable but claimed systemic racism.

PC has to do with attempts to establish control by any means. Such mental battlefield prep is doomed to fail, but the cost along the way is sad and unnecessary.

Dave (in MA)

Sambo was a story about an Indian kid.
Sambo's the restaurant was a portmanteau of the founders' names.
But it had to go.

Dave (in MA)

Sambo's was changed to No Place Like Sam's around here, but then they went belly up and became no place whatsoever.

Dave (in MA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger#/media/File:Historical_tiger_distribution_PLoS_2009.png

Evidence that Sambo's was not about an African or African-American kid.

Melinda

Ivan Pentchoukov
@IvanPentchoukov
Theory: the Zelinsky testimony, combined with the House Judiciary's amicus filing in the Flynn case, suggest Democrats are preparing to impeach AG Barr.

dailycaller.com/2020/06/16/mue…

https://twitter.com/IvanPentchoukov/status/1273258858589433856

Thomas Collins

I can understand why the progs wan the Aunt Jemima image cancelled. That image is almost as triggering as a Domino's pizza box!

Melinda

Patriots' SoapBox News Network LIVE 24/7⭐⭐⭐
@PatriotsSoapbox
Interesting article from @FoxNews...everyone remember this?

...this, only ONE WEEK before the May 2019 gun bust in LA?

FEDS UNCOVER ANTIFA PLOT TO BUY GUNS FROM MEXICAN CARTEL AND STAGE ARMED REBELLION?

hat-tip to @MadAddictSport for remembering this!

foxnews.com/us/antifa-plot…

https://twitter.com/PatriotsSoapbox/status/1273271175569985537

Thread.

rse

I still have the book having guessed it would become unavailable.

It is very clever.

I have solved the grits problem whatever new name they decide fits or that it is too southern a product to be acceptable under any name.

My eldest child has been known to travel from the other side of the world wanting his mom's grits within an hour of being home. Just switched to stone ground and bought directly from the farm in SC bypassing bezos.

Melinda

Guy Benson
@guypbenson
Dick Durbin — the second ranking Senate Democrat — just referred to @SenatorTimScott’s bill as a “token” approach, in a floor speech.

Subtle!
https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/1273270341192876033

Melinda

And, POW!

Phineas Fahrquar
@irishspy
Game, set, and match.

Tim Scott @SenatorTimScott
Y’all still wearing those kente cloths over there @SenatorDurbin? twitter.com/guypbenson/sta…

twitter.com/SenatorTimScott/status/127328319004

https://twitter.com/irishspy/status/1273286143543369728

lyle

Interesting link last night with the Bach Chaconne, DrJ. The “boob cam” caught me a little bit off guard, though...😬

MissMarple2

Dave,

I had that book at my grandma's, and it was not about African kids; it was in the jungles of India and TIGERS DON'T LIVE IN AFRICA!

But then, if they taught geography in those schools people would know!

rse

It couldn't be about an african american kid or set in africa. There are no tigers in africa.

MY gf was determined to go big game hunting and get a bengal and that meant going to india. My dad's not nice stepmother who had his name legally changed when he was a child so he would not be a Jr. had a picture taken of her riding an elephant while they were on safari there that ended up being used as part of her obit in the ATL paper.

Any of my friends who had ever heard any of my stories about that part of the family immediately recognized the fit and laughed at the picture. Woman expected people to dress for dinner like an episode of downton abbey. The family live-in maid reminded me of the to be retired image except no kerchief. Just a big smile and a gold tooth.

She was the only kind person in that house when I was growing up. Same place as where the civil war battle was fought.

Jane

Mel,

OMG! Make that go viral. What a racist scum!

Extraneus

Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy Takes a Knee, Apologizes for Wearing a T-shirt

Pinandpuller

That John Kasich tearfully talked about his father as a mailman in a way that framed it as a source of deep status humiliation tells you everything you need to know about the primacy of status in these people’s perverted conception of human and social dignity.

https://twitter.com/autistlvsmatter/status/1273062623068803074?s=21

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Aunt Jemima likeness on the syrup is not the original Aunt Jemima likeness. They changed it several years ago from a Hattie McDaniel looking figure to a pretty generic black female face without the "Pickaninny" headcover.

That wasn't deemed good enough in this atmosphere now.

Jane

BTW Mel,

A month ago I would never have associated that word with racism, but the dems have empowered me.

Pinandpuller

If “token” is code for,”You have a Black” then “talisman” should be appropriate for “We’ve got the rest.”

Pinandpuller

GUS

Epiphany my mama’s second cousin. She stay in Chicago.

Jack Lillywhite

There is only one Sambos left. In Santa Barbara CA.

I know it’s history and about how the name was derived from the 2 founders.

The one I would go to had a cartoonish banner running along the wall at ceiling height depicting a dark colored kid running from a tiger.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

What is privilege?
Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program...all at no cost to you.

I had to work for everything I have. Please explain how I am privileged. Is it because I can get up on my own and go to work and hold a job?

I should add that I don’t have $200 sneakers either because I have to work for the money myself. So I buy a little smarter.

(Copied from a friend)

lyle

https://thedeclination.com/the-great-awokening/

This is excellent.

Pinandpuller

There’s a new sheriff in town:

He looks like David Clark and he sounds like Karl Marx.

henry

Phone in question from GUS:

When will Colin K and the NFL take a knee for poor sidelined Aunt Jemima?

[capitalize as necessary]

Melinda

Jimmy Holland
@BluesBrother91
Sorry my senator @DickDurbin is a racist POS sir. We have been trying to vote him out for years but Chicago won't let us.

Tim Scott @SenatorTimScott
Not surprising the last 24 hours have seen a lot of “token” “boy” or “you’re being used” in my mentions. Let me get this straight...you DON’T want the person who has faced racial profiling by police, been pulled over dozens of times, or been speaking out for YEARS drafting this?

Show this thread

https://twitter.com/BluesBrother91/status/1273292866266238978

Extraneus

The OAN t-shirts are out of stock.

https://store.oann.com/products/436396

Melinda

TK-

Yes.

lyle

https://datechguyblog.com/2019/09/23/the-problem-if-a-nfl-team-signs-kaepernick-that-nobody-wants-to-talk-about/

Now suddenly Colin Kaepernick is behind center and the whole, black lives matter, SJW network has everything riding on his success. If you are a black player on defense, WHAT DO YOU DO?

Remember if you hit this guy, or sack this guy or lead to this guy’s failure, do YOU become the target of SJW wrath? Are you considered a “race traitor?” are you going to be blamed because Kaepernick didn’t make it. Were you REALLY against him all the time? If you defend that pass as a black LB or Corner or Safety are you trying to let the bad guys win? And don’t get me started if a white defender sacks him. Were you out to get him because you’re gulp a TRUMP supporter? Did you hit him hard because you hate him?

It’s just as bad on offence. Say you are a white player either on the offensive line and somebody beats you on a play and gets to Kaepernick, are YOU going to be targeted by the SJW crowd, are people going to claim that you let these guys through just because you wanted to let Kaepernick get hurt? Are they going to say the same any time a white receiver drops a pass he throws or misses a block? Is your entire performance going to be about race. And it’s just as bad for a Black player on offense, will every dropped pass, hole you fail to rush through or block you fail to make be a betrayal of the cause?

I guess it won’t really matter to me as I won’t be watching. College football won’t be spared, either, I’m afraid.

Melinda

Well lookie here:

DEA Caught Concealing Illegal Activities and Money Laundering Operations 2014-2017

https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2020/a20071.pdf

[No wonder they're going to try and impeach Barr, going after another cash cow like that! How Rude! (h/t Jane)72 page report]

Neo

Guy Benson @guypbenson

Dick Durbin -- the second ranking Senate Democrat -- just referred to @SenatorTimScott's bill as a "token" approach, in a floor speech.

Subtle!


Tim Scott @SenatorTimScott

Y'all still wearing those kente cloths over there @SenatorDurbin?

Melinda

Neo being Neo. (Waves)

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