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September 23, 2020

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Thomas Collins

Re Biden outreach: The goal of the leaders of BLM and Antifa is to destroy once and for all America as an opportunity society, not to help elect Biden. They are anarchists and terrorists and need to be dealt with as such.

Neo

Gale Sayers dead at 77

Comanche Voter

No reason to visit Portland again---ever. It was always a dull town (although it had a good bookstore, Powells, and a few good restaurants). This sleepy little burg is now disaster central.

It was maybe a bit livelier when Mayor Neil Goldschmidt (sp ?) was shtupping his 14 year old babysitter. But that was then and this is now with reality denying Ted Wheeler as mayor.

Neo

Michael Bloomberg, felon? Bloomberg's wholesale bid to pay off felon fines to stack the vote for the Democrats in Florida is bribery.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Calls for Election Bribery Probe Against Mike Bloomberg for Paying Florida Felons' Fines for Biden Votes

Dave (in MA)

Is "Goldschmidt" Kennedy in German?

henry

“White knighting” is a banned term. Too much white, too much patriarchy.

lyle

No reason to visit Portland again---ever.

Nor Seattle, nor San Francisco, nor LA, nor NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore...

For me anyway.

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SxzGQ1VNQU

RSBN covers White House honoring Bay of Pigs veterans and President's remarks. Live now!

Old Lurker

Tru Dat, TC.

Too bad we eliminated the Rule of Law in the country. That might have helped.

MissMarple2

I find the RSBN chat in You Tube interesting. I have the You Tube link open in a separate window so that anything I discover can be copies and brought over.

Here's the President.

Narciso

Thanks miss marple.

peter

It's hard to say who is the bigger weasel - Pierre Delecto or Shorty the Billionaire. Mustelid Mitt and Mustelid Mike.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Interesting. President Trump says Cuba will see freedom soon. Interestingly, he also asks Mike Pence to come up and speak.

New sanctions announced today! Viva Cuba Libre says Mike Pence.

clarice

https://theweek.com/articles/938858/democrats-terrible-bluff-supreme-court

JM Hanes

From the last thread:

The Justice Department will submit a proposal to Congress on Wednesday to curb longstanding legal protections for internet companies such as Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. and force them to shoulder more responsibility for managing content on their sites, a senior department official said.

I haven't read the article itself yet, but this sounds like the last thing I want the government or the social tech folks to be doing. I don't want any such entities "managing" internet "content" in the name of the people. That slope is so slippery, it's a virtual enticement to all the big brother wannabes out there.

Take away the internet guys' tax exemptions as "neutral platforms," because they are already patently massaging content, and maybe they might start keeping their grubby little hands to themselves.

I'd be willing to bet this move is really about pressuring tech folks into making data & user info available to law enforcement on demand. It has the whiff of those vaunted government/business "partnerships" -- and incipient fascism -- that Obama was so fond of.

lyle

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/cdc-cautions-against-holiday-gatherings-trick-or-treating-not

The federal agency cautions against drinking alcohol, saying it "clouds judgement" and is a "high-risk" activity amid the pandemic.

How about fuck off, jackasses?

lyle

It has the whiff of those vaunted government/business "partnerships" -- and incipient fascism -- that Obama was so fond of.

Ah, yes: “stakeholders.”

JM Hanes

"And its not just Portland."

No kidding. Next thing you know, they'll be hitting the streets in Connecticut.

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

I would like an equally-applied removal of death threats, though.

Jack is Back!

Has anyone called Zippy's phone number in Chicago? It will be interesting to find out any conversations or messages telconned.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Did you see that in that row of American flags they have placed the flag of Brigade 2506?

Narciso

Yes i did miss marple.

jimmyk

I haven't read the article itself yet, but this sounds like the last thing I want the government or the social tech folks to be doing. I don't want any such entities "managing" internet "content" in the name of the people.

JMH, they are already doing that, though mainly in the name of (or on behalf of) the Democrats and far-left extremists, who get a pass while even someone like Althouse* gets harassed. I believe the proposal is to take away their immunity from lawsuits, which they get as mere 'providers' as opposed to being publishers/editors. There's also some mention of antitrust actions against them.

*https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/09/new-violations-were-detected-as-result.html

lyle

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/09/mask-fanatics-have-officially-abandoned-science-georgi-boorman/

Just remember: they’re “talismans,” people. You got a problem with that? 🤨

MissMarple2

President promises freedom for Cuba soon, and exits to piano playing "God Bless America."

MissMarple2

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/09/22/cruz-blocks-rgb-resolution-objecting-to-mention-of-her-dying-wish-keep-seat-open-for-next-president/

JM Hanes

lyle:

"Stakeholders." I'm not sure why, but that particular malapropism for political purposes annoys the hell out of me. It's not like there aren't plenty of other such abuses competing for my fruitless opprobrium. I suspect that Democrats, Progressives and leftists of all stripes have contributed incalculable column inches to the Oxford English Dictionary, which styles itself as "the definitive record of the English language," and which, in fact, it pretty much is.

MissMarple2

New York Post
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Japanese firm develops first UV lamp that safely kills coronavirus https://trib.al/Qo4bpsZ
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Brun0Barking
@Bruno062418
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Trump was right. Back in APRIL.
And of course “mocked and debunked”. Let that sink in.
Again.

clarice

Sarsour's behind Nashville riots:https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/exclusive-update-noted-democrat-anti-semite-linda-sarsour-behind-louisville-protest-radical-threatened-vehicle-highway-gun/

Narciso

I think of vampires, so yes its concerning.

lyle

but that particular malapropism for political purposes annoys the hell out of me.

Me, too.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Okay, folks, looks like with that 10:54 comment, C&E are in for dinner with the pool winner on September 28 evening! Yay! 😉--

I like my chances, though I seem to have been left off the last list.

MissMarple2

"Today we proclaim that America will never be a socialist -- or communist country.

"We did not fight tyranny abroad only to let Marxists destroy our beloved country."

Not on our watch! pic.twitter.com/h6fjKOd4f3

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 23, 2020

Video at the link. About 1 minute.

Old Lurker

JMH, in my adult lifetime the decline can be measured by my own MBA circa 1972 when we were taught how to best manage firms that were owned by Shareholders so that the returns to those owners would be maximized over the long term.

That same MBA program in 2020 touts its ability to teach future managers how to be "responsible leaders reflecting the needs of all Stakeholders".

My will was changed when that shift settled in.

Femall.

matt - deplore me if you must

We used to buy Ushio lamps by the hundreds. They are not a bad manufacturer, but they have the deep pockets needed to team up with people like Columbia.

I think there are probably several other Japanese companies with similar technology.

Good to see, though.

JM Hanes

jimmyk:

I'm not opposed to their immunity from lawsuits if they actually quit managing content. amd/or find ways to rout out genuine harassment and/or threats, instead of spending time trying to rout out conservatives. Just as I don't think bloggers should face legal consequences for something posted in their comment sections by people they don't actually know. As we have seen, that can be difficult to control and requires sacrificing an open forum to do it.

I suppose I should have read the article before commenting :-) but doesn't the grant of immunity actually rely on their not "managing content," as mere providers? Shouldering "more responsibility" seems antithetical to that proposition.

boris

"Democrats and far-left extremists, who get a pass while even someone like Althouse* gets harassed"

I also think it is the immunity from being treated like "public accommodations" that they are losing. Currently they can discriminate at will unlike wedding cake bakers.

IOW their new "responsibility" for content would now be consistent with other accommodations responsibilities wrt discrimination practices.

Jack is Back!

R.I.P. Uncle Ben as he joins Aunt Jemima as a Black Life that doesn't Matter.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/mars-drops-uncle-bens-reveals-new-name-for-rice-brand

lyle

I like my chances, though I seem to have been left off the last list

I’ll put in a good word for ya with them, Ig!

JM Hanes

Old Lurker:

My alma mater hasn't gotten dime from me either, ever since they failed to qualify for FIRE's list of campus' committed to free speech. Nearly simultaneously, I ran across a quote from some professor in one of the soft sciences there, who offered to vet the college speakers list, because it wasn't worth wasting students' time on dissident (now meaning right wing, of course) views....

jimmyk

Boris, are public accommodations prohibited from discriminating based on political views? I thought it was just the elements in the '64 Civil Rights Act, i.e. race, religion, national origin. And I thought immunity was from liability over anything published on their site, though I believe they are required to censor criminal enterprises, kiddie porn, and the like.

JM Hanes

Sad news on the Ben and Jemima front, JiB. I was amused to discover, however, that while Land 'O Lakes has taken the systemically racist Squaw off their butter (which looks rather bereft without her), she remains comfortably ensconced on all their other products.

jimmyk

I suppose I should have read the article before commenting :-) but doesn't the grant of immunity actually rely on their not "managing content," as mere providers? Shouldering "more responsibility" seems antithetical to that proposition.

Yes, I believe so. But the point is that they are managing content anyway, so they should lose the immunity. It would be better if they didn't manage content, but that's like the frog expecting the scorpion not to behave like a scorpion.

Porchlight

I can't remember if this was originally posted here but I am very much enjoying reading the comments to Kraushaar's tweet:


Josh Kraushaar
@HotlineJosh

“In Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin registration among whites without college degrees
is up by 46 percent while registration by people of color is up by only 4 percent.”

https://twitter.com/HotlineJosh/status/130874625814

Porchlight

I had a wonderful time in Portland with college friends on my last visit, and a decent time the couple of visits before that.

The last one was mid-May, peak Portland flowers and incredible weather.

Mr Porch's band probably played eighty shows in Portland over the years.

That said, I don't ever want to give the city one cent of my money ever again.

Neo

These recent comments from a hospital doctor in Stockholm:
In the hospital where I work, there isn't a single person currently being treated for covid.
I haven't seen a single covid patient in the Emergency Room in over two and a half months.
My personal experience is that people followed the voluntary restrictions pretty well at the beginning, but that they have become increasingly lax as time has gone on.
When I sit in the tube on the way to and from work, it is packed with people. Maybe one in a hundred people is choosing to wear a face mask in public. In Stockholm, life is largely back to normal. If you look at the front pages of the tabloids, on many days there isn't a single mention of covid anywhere.
Covid is over in Sweden. We have herd immunity.

Porchlight

That makes me so sad/angry for our country, Neo.

But happy for Sweden. They deserve to be rewarded for doing the right thing.

Porchlight

Hi JMH!

I am committed to my alma mater through next year (reunion) but after that I'm done.

Sadly, my parents have major fiscal commitments to same alma mater tied up in their estate planning. Like, more than they're leaving their family.

Maybe I can work on that, lol.

Old Lurker

JMH "...find ways to rout out genuine harassment and/or threats..."

Hard to see how that could ever work.

Are (most) "harassment or threats" even against the law?

boris

"Boris, are public accommodations prohibited from discriminating based on political views?"

I would draw a distinction between ...

  • treated like "public accommodations"
  • treated as "public accommodations"

Of course i don't think wedding cake bakers are a public accomodation. But ...

lyle

Can you source that, Neo. I’d like to share it with some of my skeeredy cat friends. Not that I expect them to believe anything contrary to the panic porn...

lyle

Teh Fauch doesn’t cotton to yahoos like Rand Paul question his highness authoritah:

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/09/23/dr-fauci-did-not-tell-the-whole-story-on-herd-immunity-in-new-york-city-in-his-back-and-forth-with-sen-paul/

Neo

Unlike Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines — which require two doses about a month apart — the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be administered fully in one dose, avoiding the complicated coordination to require that people return in time for the second dose.

Old Lurker

Porch "Sadly, my parents have major fiscal commitments to same alma mater tied up in their estate planning."

That came up at our last major estate rewrite because there can be nice tax advantages. But in the end my Eeyore view of the rapid decline in previously very stable institutions overcame any sense of charity I might have felt. In the actual event, the decline was even faster and deeper than I worried about just a few years ago.

And since I now see how easy it was for the petty tyrants to unconstitutionally close down my sources of income, I am happy to have what I might have given away under my mattress in case I need to eat it or buy gin with it.

Femall.

lyle

https://www.redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/09/23/pres-trumps-executive-order-banning-critical-race-theory-doctrine-will-rock-universities-across-the-country/

I fervently hope so.

henry

OK, How fast can MicroSoft and Amazon clear out?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/seattle-city-council-overrides-mayors-veto-of-police-cuts

lyle

https://www.redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/09/23/town-hall-attendee-asks-kamala-harris-if-she-agrees-america-was-built-on-racism-sexism-and-other-evils-her-answer.../

She’s been mainlining CRT since before Willie’s willie...

henry

All Trump has to do is mention the Johnson report on the Biden family and SleepyJoe will explode as in this vid:

https://twitter.com/ja1ke3/status/1308805009384112135?s=21

Extraneus

Wells Fargo CEO Apologizes For Saying There Is A ‘Limited Pool of Black Talent To Recruit From’

Tsk, tsk.

lyle

https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/22/just-1-of-us-counties-have-had-nearly-half-of-all-covid-19-deaths/

Just 1% of US Counties Have Had Nearly Half of All COVID-19 Deaths

But, yeah, let’s keep believing masks, distancing, lookdowns, and panic porn have actually helped...

Captain Hate

Estate plans can be changed easily when you're in the pre croaked status.

Buckeye

That makes me so sad/angry for our country, Neo.

But happy for Sweden. They deserve to be rewarded for doing the right thing.

We aren’t that far behind Sweden.

I’m sure in 6 weeks it’ll be over here too:)

Dave (in MA)

Posted by: lyle | September 23, 2020 at 01:01 PM

Heckuva job, Andy.

lyle

Well, estate plans certainly can be changed, CH. The “easily” part is a bit debatable.

Neo

BabylonBee:
NBA Players Wear Special Lace Collars To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
https://babylonbee.com/news/nfl-to-adorn-all-uniforms-with-lace-doilies-in-to-honor-rbg

henry

This is both big brother and big insanity all in one.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/loretta-mester-hints-fed-preparing-deposit-digital-dollars-directly-each-american

MissMarple2

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DON’T MESS WITH FLORIDA OR GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS!

To all you thug rioters & anarchists—Looks like YOUR chickens have come home to roost!
Fire
If you throw objects at police u get 6 months in jail & no welfare
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henry

No surprise.

@cnbc

Grand jury indicts Louisville cop in death of Breonna Taylor

Captain Hate

Well, estate plans certainly can be changed, CH. The “easily” part is a bit debatable.

I guess because my estate is pretty small and liquid I'm not understanding this at all.

Porchlight

Wow, they're actually asking Biden about Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/LarrySchweikart/status/1308814357568995328

Biden does not like it.

Porchlight

Like the cop wasn't supposed to return fire. WTF.

Porchlight

I’m sure in 6 weeks it’ll be over here too:)

Just in case you're not joking. :) They won't let it, though. In Sweden they let it be over.

Porchlight

Biden says "this man," referring to Trump.

My aunt with dementia does that too, because she can't remember names. She calls my cousin's husband "the man" and almost never remembers his name anymore.

lyle

Smaller estates are much easier, no doubt. But even a small estate plan change can get quite complicated depending on heirs, PRs, and things like potential employment of Special Needs Trusts.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

A grand jury in Kentucky on Wednesday recommended charges against one of the Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

The jury recommended three charges of wanton endangerment against officer Brett Hankison, who was fired from the city’s police department June 23.

Captain Hate

Dorsey doesn't like us non cultists seeing the 1:34

henry

I guess SloJoe will be doing massive doses prep for the debate.

From TMJ4

Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting Wisconsin on Monday, Sept. 28.

It is unclear yet what she will be doing in the area.

No additional information has been released at this time.

Captain Hate

I don't know, lyle; sounds like OL managed it effectively. Maybe it comes down to how pissed off and vindictive you feel like being, at which he and I are usually on the same page.

Porchlight

Sorry about that Cap'n, maybe I can find it somewhere else.

Neo

Snopes: Trump Campaign Falsely Suggests Biden Promoted 'White Power' Symbol.
https://www.snopes.com/news/2020/09/22/trump-said-biden-ok-white-power-gesture/

In reality, Biden used the hand gesture to illustrate his assertion that massive corporations and U.S. President Donald Trump himself have in the past paid "zero" in taxes.

So evidently, using the "Okay" hand gesture to indicate zero is not racist, but using the "Okay" hand gesture to indicate, err, "Okay" is?

Porchlight

It was a Larry Schweikart retweet of Chad Prather.

See if you can still see it playing on Schweikart's feed (scroll down) - I can:

https://twitter.com/LarrySchweikart

MissMarple2

Julie Kelly
@julie_kelly2
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Larry O’Connor with a very astute observation: If NeverTrumpers had their way, Hillary Clinton would be appointing a third judge to the Supreme Court.

Captain Hate

Porch,

That pussy boy Dorsey hiding it usually means it's damaging. If so it will surface elsewhere so don't expend any effort on my account.

Porchlight

Stupid 4chan ruining stuff for laffs.

If Biden can use the OK hand signal and not be racist, then so can the rest of us.

Porchlight

Hillary would have been able to replace Scalia, and then Ginsburg and probably Breyer would have retired by now. Kennedy might still be hanging on.

henry

Don jr tweeted the clip as well.

https://twitter.com/donaldjtrumpjr/status/1308820740477726723?s=21

Melinda

SV News 🚨
@SVNewsAlerts
BREAKING: Kentucky AG says warrant served the night #BreonnaTaylor was killed was NOT served as a "no-knock warrant"—officers announced themselves but there was no answer.


BREAKING: AG Cameron says the officers were justfied in their use of force.

https://twitter.com/SVNewsAlerts/status/1308828415441731588

Looks like "The Kyle Defense" is coming. Good thing Linda Sarsour is on the street in Louisville to interpret for the locals.

Porchlight

Whoa. I heard unequivocally that it was a no-knock. That changes everything.

hrtshpdbox

CH, if someone has put in place and already received benefits from a charitable trust, it can be quite a pain to undo them. But, as you said, I very much doubt I'll ever have to deal with that sort of thing.

Buckeye

Biden gets pissed off quickly.

Bet Trump exploits that IF they debate.

hrtshpdbox

The police did nothing wrong at all in the Breonna Taylor incident. If people have problems with department policy, they can peaceably assemble, support candidates to effect change, etc.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/22/joe-biden-2008-john-mccain-an-angry-man-a-sidekick-a-coward/


Someone should probably ask Joe about this.

Or Cindy McCain.

Dave (in MA)

He endangered 3 wontons? Chy-nah has their tentacles in everything!

Captain Hate

Thanks, henry. Sundown really loses his shit when talking about his trash son (and where the hell is that drug abusing hosebag daughter, Ashley?). NFW that guy debates.

Melinda

Undoing unfunded commitments is a "one page rider" no-brainer. However, if the institution holds the funded gift already, that can be undone, but a lot more expensively.

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

I agree. If Trump can present himself in his non-rally persona, where he is calm and rather soft-spoken, and simply asks obvious questions, while Biden flies off the handle, it will be even better.

Melinda

Pre-staged using a contracted vehicle? Well that was brilliant for no trace rioting...

Shelby Talcott
@ShelbyTalcott
A parked U-Haul was waiting for the crowd up the street. It contains supplies such as signs, shields, water etc. I’m not sure how people knew what it contained. Police are up ahead

https://twitter.com/ShelbyTalcott/status/1308829371185139712

Melinda

The New DJT Wrap Up Smear Is Out! The New DJT Wrap Up Smear Is Out! (Henry Blodgett cashing the FusionGPS check this time.)

The Reckoning 💥
@sethjlevy
More anonymous sources putting words in Trump’s mouth. One hoax after another.

This is what you do when you’re desperate.

Business Insider @businessinsider
Trump said Jews are 'only in it for themselves' and 'stick together,' according to a new report businessinsider.com/trump-jews-are…

https://twitter.com/sethjlevy/status/1308828842509971457

Captain Hate

Thanks, box; I can see that if tangible benefits have already been received that would be problematic. I honestly wasn't trying to be obtuse with lyle but I get easily triggered at the concept of someone not being able to dispose of the stash accumulated over a lifetime of effort as they wish.

Captain Hate

And thanks also Mel.

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