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August 30, 2020

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Strawman Cometh

And so it begins

danoso

The black dude out in Milwaukee last month. Trump supporter, so that black life didn’t matter so much.

Manuel Transmission

So, anything right of a full-on totalitarian commie is right-wing? Just like yurrup? Good to know.

MissMarple2

About that internet interruption this morning:

https://twitter.com/ThePhib/status/1300076010503888896

jimmyk

Willowed:

Here's a study that may be of interest:

https://www.aier.org/article/lockdowns-and-mask-mandates-do-not-lead-to-reduced-covid-transmission-rates-or-deaths-new-study-suggests/

To be honest, while I haven't read it carefully, I am skeptical, though these guys are top tier economists. My take is that lockdowns at least have a temporary effect, but no cumulative effect. They can delay and flatten the curve, but ultimately the virus is going to spread until there's herd immunity. And, as I like to say (to paraphrase a quote attributed to Keynes), the virus can be viral longer than we can remain solvent.

The Dems' goal is to keep down the recovery and have flatten the curve so it goes beyond November 4th. Two birds with one stone.

Soylent Red

I offer here only the Fred Thompson warning.

Actually, only some people will be lucky to live through it. I predict most people I GAF about will live through it just fine.

Old Lurker

Jimmy, another Churchill quote:

“Sir, you are drunk.”

“And you, Bessie, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning, and you will still be ugly.”


Whenever I read that he never actually said that, I ignore it since if he didn't, he should have...

Narciso

Too good to check, ol.

Narciso

Who was he running again:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1300127584622178304

Narciso


Whats before chaser

https://mobile.twitter.com/LibertarianBlue/status/1299953855871029249

DrJ

In nonpolitical news, MrsJ and I harvested, crushed, and destemmed our grapes this morning. The small, hand-cranked crusher/destemmer we bought recently worked really well!

The crop looks great! Huge clusters, and the fruit tastes superb. Our favorite vine, Jerry Garcia, gave 24 clusters by himself. He is so named, because he was the 13th of the original vines, and was not trellised to start with. He just kept on truckin' along, and is our most productive vine.

I've not done the testing yet, which you are supposed to do prior to harvest, but the bird indicator was positive (they eat only when the grapes are ripe). I'll spend the afternoon with the testing. I have a chemistry lab, and I may as well do something useful with it!

Necessary adjustments then will be made (pH, sugar, sterilizer, and so forth).

It is hard to tell how much finished wine we'll get out of this, but I'd guess about 20 bottles. I'm also correcting some processing issues I've had since the beginning, and hope to reverse my adage that "it is easy to make wine. It is hard to make good wine."

The harvest shows that we are getting older. I am very sore from cleaning and sterilizing all the vessels yesterday, and operating the crusher today. MrsJ nearly passed out and had to eat.

All in all, though, it was successful. There's no smoke flavor, and the fruit looks good. That's all I ask for at this point.

Yeast is added tomorrow.

Narciso

How about that, dr. J.

Strawman Cometh

For those who prefer coverage from a reliably accurate site:
https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-trump-supporter-shot-dead-portland

MissMarple2

Why is it when I go to put in a load of laundry and maybe some other housework and I return, I feel like I missed some important stuff in the meantime?

Narciso

No we just get a littlr perspective

BeastsEngland

’Our favorite vine, Jerry Garcia...’

First ZZ Top and now a vine named after a Dead member?! Cheers to your top crop, DrJ. :)

Momto2

I refuse to click on a NYslimes link but curious if the shooter was labeled as "left-wing Biden supporter?"

Narciso

It doesnt appear to be described as such

Narciso


Willowed

https://www.thenewneo.com/2020/08/29/the-changing-kyle-rittenhouse-story/

MissMarple2

Peoples_Pundit
@Peoples_Pundit
·
Aug 28
Donald Trump just got the biggest betting odds convention bounce in history, and the convention just ended last night.

That follows the net 0 polling bounce for Joe Biden, which is the weakest for a Democratic convention since 1972.

I'm starting to get a whiff of 1988.

Captain Hate

Extreme left wing Biden supporter?

jimmyk

I'm starting to get a whiff of 1988.

You mean 1984? I think it's going that way, but the Democrats will stop at nothing to lie, cheat, and steal their way to power.

macthenaif

Shooter hasn't been publicly identified yet, but Andy Ngo says he knows who he is. APPEARS to be a cold-blooded execution of an obvious Trump supporter.

Narciso

Evergreen;


https://mobile.twitter.com/jtLOL/status/1300133980780593153

Jane

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/shock-report-week-cdc-quietly-updated-covid-19-numbers-9210-americans-died-covid-19-alone-rest-serious-illnesses/

9,000 deaths from just covid.

153,504 deaths reported.

Momto2

Internal polls must be looking very bad:

Joe Scarborough
@JoeNBC
Portland’s mayor and Oregon’s governor have been deplorable in the ongoing crisis gripping the city. The chaos continues nightly. If they can’t control their streets and keep their citizens safe from agitators and anarchists, then call in the National Guard. This has to stop now.

Captain Hate

I think the auts have ID'd the killer.

Jane

1972!

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

Not my prediction, but his. In my opinion, 1984 seems more likely, so we will see.

I know of no other candidate who ever has had the number of fan clubs, people who have started web sites, theme songs, art work, clothing, podcasts, etc. It's amazing to me.

People truly love him. They are loyal and tuned-in, too. They know how much those rallies were helping and that is why they started the boat parades.

Anything they can do to help, they will.

MissMarple2

100,000 Belarusians at the Palace of Independence are screaming 'Tribunal, Tribunal!' in #Belarus.pic.twitter.com/osn3ii5Cah

— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) August 30, 2020

Video at link.

MissMarple2

#WalkAway Rescue America Bridge Walk San Francisco https://t.co/4dYUOZvfM3

— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) August 30, 2020

Video at link.

Another Bob

"It is hard to tell how much finished wine we'll get out of this, but I'd guess about 20 bottles."

As you probably already know DrJ, it's easier to make good wine in larger quantities.

Back in the day a friend and I would make 200-400 gallons a year. But I presume your interest is in your own grapes...

Rocco

Mel,

Enhanced as in photo shopped? Well, they fooled me if it was a shop.

Threadkiller

Cashill’s Twitter is popping with links and articles. His book is out and it is apparently a doozy:
https://mobile.twitter.com/jackcashill

He also has a guest post at CTH:
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/08/29/how-the-cia-used-the-media-to-ensnare-michael-flynn/#more-198639

jimmyk

His book is out and it is apparently a doozy

I'm gonna wait for the NYT book review.

Kidding of course, they will completely ignore it.

Marlene

Good afternoon! This is weird...for the THIRD time this summer, a census worker has showed up at the cabin. Hubby was outside with the dog when today's person showed up and hubby told him you are the THIRD census worker this summer, WTH?! I filled out the census while we were still in Florida,our LEGAL address. Hubby told him we're seasonal residents in Maine. He told hubby he's working on *hard to solve* cases. Really? Wasting time driving on a dirt road in the woods?! Maybe the guy thinks we're in witness protection. :)

MissMarple2

Maryanne Trump Barry
@MaryanneTBarry
·
Aug 29
My niece, Mary Trump hired a voice actor to impersonate me and get “my voice” on audio bashing my brother - without my knowledge or consent. All of the Trump family with the exception of my disgruntled niece couldn’t be more proud of my wonderful brother and the job he’s doing.

The Infamous Ignatz

That Cashill twitter link has a lot of good stuff in it.

Porchlight

"right-wing Trump supporter"

Why the modifier? How do we know?

The left desperately wants us to fight back so they can counter their freefall with "muh violent Trump supporters."

I am extremely sorry this happened but we should not take the bait.

GUS

I take anything Maguire says as HORSESHIT.

Why?? Because he is a member of a FAR LEFT FULL COMMIE GROUP.

Porchlight

He just kept on truckin' along, and is our most productive vine.

Like the doo-dah man.

Jack is Back!

CH and others who follow and love sports, here is Jason Whitlock's, IMPRIMIS article. Every young person who is into sports needs to also read it.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/american-sports-letting-america/

If only the other 99.99% of journalists, sports or otherwise could write so clearly.

Jane

Wheeler on Tv right now. He's lying like a rug, and bashing Trump.

But it's okay because "black lives matter".

GUS

If he doesn't get hold of the PORTLAND GOON SQUAD, Wheeler will end up dead.

MissMarple2

Roscoe Davis wants to know where the Mayor of Chicago is after sis people were gunned down, one fatally, on the South Side.

https://twitter.com/RoscoeBDavis1/status/1300161577598038018

MissMarple2

Catturd ™
@catturd2
·
1m
Everyone’s posting the statement Biden released about the shooting in Portland.

Like Joe Biden can write a statement?

Face with tears of joy


(Farting sound)
========================================
Anything above the line is Catturd's. I agree, however.

MissMarple2

Rudy W. Giuliani
@RudyGiuliani
·
4m
The Democrat Portland Mayor, which has had about 60 days of riots and now another murder, blames it on @realDonaldTrump
.

As NYC Mayor, I didn’t blame crime on Clinton. If I did, the NYT would have said I was a failed leader.

Well Mayor Wheeler is a fatally failed leader.

Buford Gooch

Marlene,
I've taken a part time job as a census enumerator. It has been interesting and illuminating. Are you familiar with the term "goat rodeo"?

matt - deplore me if you must

I think the backlash against the Left is building. The Kenosha shooting was after a known felon resisted arrest. Tough shit, known felon. You resist arrest 3 ways from Sunday and you get your ass shot. A lot of regular Kenosha citizens were hurt in the melees. Not much sympathy for Antifa in most of Wisconsin, I would imagine. Good luck in getting a conviction of the 17 year old.

The Timesosphere is still in denial. "No, there's no violence. Antifa is a figment of the imagination". This is going to blow up in their faces.

The images of the communists harassing diners are going to have a major impact. Screaming white women 12" from a person's face does not play well with most of the country

Professional sports has just entered their kamikaze phase. Their credibility is nil.

There is a major phase shift going on in America and they don't understand it because in their latte besotted bubble they just don't get it.

One thing we do know is exactly who the enemy are.

Rocco

How long do we let a bully beat us up?

James D.

From Biden’s (or whoever actually wrote it)’s statement:

He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong – but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is.

It’s not the President’s supporters who are seeking conflicts. They’re not the ones calling for all cops to be shot. They’re not the ones forming mobs and accosting decent people in restaurants and on the street and even in their homes. They’re not the ones looting and burning cities. They’re not the ones threatening elected officials - even progressive Democrst elected officials - with vile threats and physical violence.

That’s the left, 100%.

lyle

but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is.

Gaslight of all gaslighting.

Marlene

Buford, I feel bad for the guy, he's chasing down people on dirt roads who have seasonal homes on the river,
lakes and ponds in this area. I can't believe we're the only people he's trying to track down. :)

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/08/30/cher-loses-it-if-trump-wins-in-november-its-end-of-democracy/

Says the gal whose major hit was "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves..."

Jane

Buford,

Say more, I'm interested.

Soylent Red

I am extremely sorry this happened but we should not take the bait.

Clean up the mess vigorously and if necessary violently after the election. It sounds like there are some DOJ elements that are tracking these clowns. Post election, my feeling is they will try to slink away back to wherever they came from. Rounding them up in onesies and fivesies and quietly breaking them into giving up the whole organization is the way to go.

This is ALL about the election.

Until then, shoot straight, know the law, and keep your lawyer on speed dial.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
18m
Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor....

....He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him. He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn’t seen anything yet. We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn’t do it....

..The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order. The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
19m
The only way you will stop the violence in the high crime Democrat run cities is through strength!

Narciso

Cant say she ever had it.

Porchlight

Soylent at 4:56, exactly.

That said, Biden's "seeking conflict" statement looks a lot like victim blaming. He should be attacked from the left, like this: Are women walking down urban streets in short skirts "seeking rape"?

MissMarple2

NYPD got the subway rapist! pic.twitter.com/611gNyzbvu

— Karli 🇺🇸 (@KarluskaP) August 30, 2020

Video at link.

henry

Moar curfew through the Trump visit Tuesday.

@WISNben

JUST IN: #Kenosha County extends 7p curfew through Tuesday, Sept. 1st. @WISN12News

GUS

What's Cher's daughters name?????

henry

Chad, with nothing hanging.

clarice

MM< CHANCES ARE GREAT THAT THE MARYANNETBARRY TWEET IS FAKE.

henry

I was in western Kenosha County the past two days. I have location services off, but my phone still got the Kenosha “7 pm curfew in effect” and “ shut off all gas pumps” warnings on my phone.

Saw lots of Illinois license plates, lots of cops, and zero Biden signs.

lyle

First autumn-like day here with temps around 78F. But most importantly, finally cleared out the smoke. I credit C&E coming through town. Tata until later. Cheers.

Pinandpuller

I hope he mailed in his ballot.

Pinandpuller

When the 12th Imam appears he’s going to abolish the jizyah tax so clearly he’s a Republican.

Buford Gooch

For those interested, we (census enumerators) weren't trained until July for a census based on April 1st. Then, we didn't go into the field for a few more weeks. Finally, everything was "You have to get it done right now! We have to turn everything in to Washington of Friday!" So we hurried, and often found that the location had filled out the info online, or another census person had been there. We also got help from the Chicago region late in the game. They seemed to be more hindrance than help.
We are paid by the hour (and not a lot, but I'm retired and did it mostly to avoid boredom), but we also are paid the government rate of $.58 per mile. I drive an older car, which was paid off long ago, and it costs me about $.07 per mile for gas, and nearly nothing for oil, repairs, etc. I think I make nearly as much in mileage as in salary. This past week, we had 20 people on a conference call. Each of us reported on our progress over the week. We were paid for the time on the call. Each person took just a few minutes, but we each got paid for a couple of hours for being on the call, just listening to stuff that didn't concern us. We could have each called in separately, or they could have called each of us, and saved the government almost 40 hours of pay overall.
We aren't done yet. I was doing group quarters (as opposed to knocking on doors), and will be doing transitory locations this week. It looks like another goat roping.
I'm not complaining about the work. It's interesting. It's just the standard bureaucratic mess that gets to me. There are some very good and very sharp who are working for the census bureau, but there are also a lot of pretty much useless drones. As I said, normal for government work.

hrtshpdbox

If the peaceful rioters are becoming a negative for the Dems, they can just sit back and wait for the public to read that Trump's cousin says his sister doesn't admire him very much. Last Sunday, Chris Wallace led with this compelling topic when interviewing Mark Meadows, so you know it's big! Bigger than Omarosa's book, or Michael Woolf's! It's 11th on the Amazon best-seller list, which currently boasts 4 children's books in its Top Ten....they've got Trump now!

MissMarple2

clarice ,

Could be. I do not verify tweets like that; I just post them and figure if they are fake someone will notify me.

mockmook

"I do not verify tweets like that; I just post them"

Not something to be proud of

Old Lurker

Doesn't Trump's sister live in a cardboard box in Kenya?

What? I'm confused?

henry

Oh no! The Dems don’t want Trump to visit Kenosha! Just because he got Evers to accept several thousand NG from out of state to stop the burning, looting, and mobs that Evers and the alt Gov egged on. Enjoy the recall you two pussies. The R party isn’t playing, but you will see grass roots will not put up with your crap. (Tweet is a Urinal Central aka Gannett turd)

@mspicuzzamjs

BREAKING: Wisconsin @GovEvers urges President Trump not to come to Kenosha on Tuesday

Old Lurker

Reading my mind there, mockmook.

henry

Alt Gov should be Lt Gov... on occasion auto cucumber gets it right.

henry

Evers at full whine, letter to Trump at link.

https://twitter.com/sjohnsonwpr/status/1300189678210088961?s=21

rich

evening all.

"right wing" ... humm someone minding his own business got gunned down for no other reason than he was wearing a patriots prayer hat and something that was considered 'back the blue'.

and the shitheads in portland dribbled down their shirts muh orangeman.

got it.

for 90+ days terrorists can run roughshod over civil society in portland because their violence is speech but when portland's civil society gets tired of being bullied it is violence.

Jack is Back!

Serious rain off the sea with a following wind. Looks like up to 2"'s of the wet stuff. Now the thunder and lightning. Ah Florida in Auigust:)

That mayor of Portland is a real piece of work.

rich

Posted by: Buford Gooch | August 30, 2020 at 05:36 PM

i now almost feel bad. i gave the census worker who was pestering me a really hard time.

i kept the control number from when i filled out the census online but she persisted until i started accusing her of running a scam to get personal information.

rich

the soros da is even worse.

this all goes back to the end of the cold war and not having a truth commission of all the traitors and terrorists.

we won. we should have rounded up our enemies here.

Jack is Back!

Remember when the TV show "Cops" use to feature the Sheriff of Multonomah County (Portland) tracking down the bad guys. Today the bad guys are now in charge and he would be riding out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered.

How times change.

Jane

Interesting Buford, Thanks!

henry

Antefa / BLM trained with ISIS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5018141/ISIS-connection-anarchists-revealed-Ed-Klein-book.html

Jane

It's very interesting: The dems are getting more and more aggressive, and the repubs are getting more and more strong. They don't need to fight back against the pussies, they just need to act like patriotic adults. It's very nice to see.

BeastsEngland

I got a census visit at the lake, and she was kind of a babe, too. I was just off the boat and wasn’t in the mood to mess with it, so she gave me the card with the numbers and said if I didn’t fill it out online then she’d be back.

And I hope y’all know how difficult it was for me - especially since ‘off the boat’ is synonymous with well-lubricated - not to tell her that I’d be nekkid and ready, but I behaved...

Anyhoo, I didn’t fill it online, of course, and I missed her second visit. She left behind another form in the door but I didn’t read either, of course.

Melinda

Does Evers ever leave Dane County except to campaign?

hrtshpdbox

i gave the census worker who was pestering me a really hard time.

I didn't mind the woman who came to the door, but I couldn't resist a "what do you think?" and "I refuse to answer that one" when she asked my gender.

henry

Melinda, no.

Rocco

I'm not so sure it's wise to sit on our hands for fear of jeopardizing public opinion. What happens if Trump loses? Then do we defend ourselves? Won't that appear to be a bunch of sore losers refusing to accept the results of an election?

Change my mind.

Narciso

That link was three years old, yet very relevant henry.

Melinda

Not in the least bit shocking.

Narciso

Interesting


https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1300118132611260416

rich

i have to agree on this rocco. the trump supporters had every right to have a rally and had every right not to be pestered by fascists.

although, i'm thinking 'not accepting the results' is baked into the cake at this point. maryland is going to have an amazing 100% response rate and go for (player to be named later) by 25 points. places in pa and mi are going to have 100%+ turnout.

Porchlight

Wow, Evers sounds desperate.

A situation so perfectly Trumpian that it could have been created just for him.

But I hope Trump supporters in the area stay home when he visits. The last thing we need is MSM replaying videos of Trump folks clashing with BLM/Antifa.

Porchlight

the trump supporters had every right to have a rally and had every right not to be pestered by fascists.

Absolutely. But they are trying to bait us into a violent response which they would then use to crush us. Communist takeover 101. It's not fair and it's not right, but I still don't want to hand them any ammunition two months from the election.

jim nj

https://nypost.com/2020/08/30/india-records-worlds-biggest-single-day-jump-in-covid-19-cases/

78,761

Of course, they are doing a million tests per day.

rich

>>>The last thing we need is MSM replaying videos of Trump folks clashing with BLM/Antifa.

Posted by: Porchlight | August 30, 2020 at 06:54 PM<<<

what are they going to do call them violent white racists?

maybe gunning down some of the media is a good idea to.

Narciso

The truth commission was the lefts attempt to undermine center right regimes they couldnt defeat by force of arms.

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