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February 28, 2021

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Dave (in MA)

My wife was disappointed that he didn't dance at the end.

MissMarple2

It was a great speech, and I was pleased to see him looking so good.

I also was glad he called most of the weasels out by name.

CCGirl

I missed the dancing too! But it’s early days. He probs didn’t want to come out blasting like Yosemite Sam.

jimmyk

Iggy from the end of the last thread:When those fruits become multiples of a billion or more people lose their damned minds and turn into worthless punk busybodies trying to fix their fellow man and their billions mean they have the means to make major nuisances of themselves.
Not sure what the solution is.

Many here have suggested kneecapping the non-profits and foundations. That would be a good start. As bad as it is when they spend their billions that way, it's even worse that it's tax-deductible. I don't remember the name of that fake get-out-the-vote organization that got 503(c) status and put all it's money into deep blue cities in swing states, but that needs to end yesterday.

Of course knee-capping the do-gooder billionaires themselves would be a more direct method, but might have some legal issues, though IANAL-TG.

Narciso

Willowed


https://mobile.twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1366186641279381506

Pinandpuller

Have you been injured by Global Monetary Policy? Call the law firm of Klein and Oppenheimer:

Klein: When Yeltsin abolished the Soviet Union, the “loaded gun” that had forced the development of the [Marshall] plan was disarmed. Without it, capitalism was suddenly free to lapse into its most savage form … around the world… [T]he free market now had a global monopoly…

https://twitter.com/schoolofamerica/status/1366182649102958593?s=21

GUS

Find a person under 35 that knows what the MARSHALL PLAN was and whom it helped.

MissMarple2

Projects for billionaires which wouldn't annoy me:

1. Establish art museums in smaller cities.

2. Support the adoption of homeless dogs and cats.

3. College scholarships for deserving kids so they don't have to take out loans. Grants for apprenticeships in the trades, too.

I probably could think of more. I am just tired of these people meddling in our lives

Catsmeat

rse, Mom--I so wish I could join you for lunch or anything--I'm not doing my usual driving through because when I do generally do that in late July through early August, my folks (ages 87 and 90) have instead decided on a cruise round Norway. I will instead be flying down for my dad's 90th with my second daughter; it should be very lovely!

Pin, that means I'll miss you this year too--but I just potted the basil, which had roots a-plenty, so I'll send you a shot regarding your shoot (aha!) when it's a fine and becoming thing.

Porch, if you're here (or in at some point), I just had my first grandchild (Everett Paul) and he's in Austin so after the mom's mom and dad get their first dibs in, I'll be down--will you be there in, say, the last week of March and/or first week of April? We should let our hair down.

jimmyk

Well, Bill Gates wants us to eat 3D-printed "meat" instead of real meat. Sounds yummy!

Narciso

Naomi klein, really pin?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--though IANAL-TG--

:)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Present global monetary policy has nothing to do with and is primarily the polar opposite of a free market.
Half of your stuff is great and half is nuts.

Narciso

The problem with russia is most of the rats thar were in charge or connected to same made off with the states resources

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

So, here's something I can't figure out; If quasars are usually 8-13 billion light years [gly] away how is it we're seeing their light now?
13 billion years ago the universe was only ~600 million years old and vastly smaller than it is now. Since it was vastly smaller when the light from that quasar was emitted how is it that light did not pass us long ago when the distance to the Milky Way was presumably a tiny fraction of 13 gly?
I'm guessing it's because space and time themselves are expanding rather than simply distances between objects but I can't quite wrap my head around that.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

I still can't figure out Bitcoins. Don't ask me about astrophysics!

MissMarple2

Think I will head to bed early with my book.

Good night, everyone!

Narciso

Thats a big interval of 5 billion years

Davod

MM2. Bitcoins for Dummies?

Narciso


Follow

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1366171369160003584

Narciso

The point is our reference point has moved that interval

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Just in case your blood isn't boiling and you want it to;
Missouri Judge Sends 14-Year-Old Girl to Live With Allegedly Abusive Dad While Jailing Her Mom

Narciso

Winning the future why would they do that.

matt - deplore me if you must

So it seems that Trump just exploded their heads again.

I'm sure the WaPo and NY Izvestia will do their best to belittle him, but in the process they are belittling themselves. Sheila Lackson Jee and Pansy Nelosi just cannot resist taking shots, so we can expect more hilarity tomorrow.

In the meantime, Joe cannot put two sentences together without urinating in his Depends.

Trump keeps this up and they're going to put him on double secret probation.

Narciso

Thats just a small amount of material though matt

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Interesting thread from exasperated Carolina realtors.

Narciso


Removing all doubt

https://thepostmillennial.com/washington-posts-head-fact-checker-falsely-suggests-trump-was-president-a-month-ago

Narciso

Are they just throwing darts to get the bids if you cant appraise try to comp out similar properties.

cathyf

Well since the hysterical governors shut down bricks-and-mortar businesses, clearing the deck of amazon's competition, Bezo's net worth has doubled. I would be in favor of a special tax taking away half of Bezo's net worth, and giving it to the landlords of all of those stores that the government put out of business... (For tenants who did pay their rents, the landlords would be required to pass those back to the tenants.)

Call it the "Bricks And Mortar Fair Tax".

Ok, make it a 90% tax...

Narciso

On the local latin sunday talkfest they had the mayor of hialeah complaining that desantis hadnt handed him a valentine or something. Nominally a republican he was top man all the way. And he was singing the praises of the cerberus apparatchiks in washington under captain oveur.

Narciso


Mike doran

In Dec, Iran executed the journalist and French resident Rouhollah Zam after luring Zam from France and torturing him. Biden's response to this murder? Issuing a report on Khashoggi, attacking Saudi Arabia, & lifting sanctions on Iran. https://mehrnews.com/news/5093263/روح-الله-زم-اعدام-شد

jimmyk

I would be in favor of a special tax taking away half of Bezo's net worth, and giving it to the landlords of all of those stores that the government put out of business

I know of one JOMer who might strongly agree with that. :)

Actually I would agree. If we're going to giving money to those who were hurt most by the government-imposed lockdowns, why not take it from those who benefited?

GUS

Conspiracy theory. Bezo's prolly doesn't donate to the FULL COMMIES.

RIGHT.

GUS

Cathy the FULL COMMIES decided to pay off FEDERAL GOVT WORKERS instead. They are already slopppppping down salaries and producing NADA.
Why on earth would a COVID BILL give them THOUSANDS MORE??

I cannot wait til the shooting begins.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

But narc,
Iran is our sworn enemy while SA is not so it makes perfect sense to anti American progs.

GUS

Ig, these foul evil people are trying to tear it all down, and they realize they have ONE CHANCE.

Narciso

Well its a littl more complicated then that but the sepah has been at war with us since 1979 the ikwan probably since 92 no good deed

Narciso

Oh


https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1365993163559698436

GUS

Less than 200 confirmed flu cases this past fall/winter. Who believes that HORSE SHIT?

Manuel Transmission

Iggy,

Prolly the most brilliant astronerd of the 20th century was Halton Arp. Of all the jeaneous Astroturds, no one ever answered the most fundamental question you can ask: what if not all red shift is velocity based? Once you realize it isn’t, all the angels stop dancing on the head of a pin. Then you look for quasars being popped out of the polar axes of certain galaxies in opposing pairs along with older quasars that are evolving into young galaxies, etc., etc. And all that 13.x billion years crap evaporates along with the dark matter/energy bull crap.

It’s really pathetic what the hierarchy perpetuates. Like Glowbull Warmening Squared.

Neo

Trump at CPAC: Former President teases 2024 presidential run in lie-filled CPAC speech
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/politics/trump-cpac-speech-2021/index.html

No bias here /snark

Neo

Less than 200 confirmed flu cases ?

Every time somebody gets sick, they are praying its not COVID, so when its not, they count their lucky stars and move on.

Jack Lillywhite

Another big comment gap between 0524hrs. and 0724 hrs.

Good morning.

MissMarple2

Good morning Jack!

Just got up and am drinking my first cup of coffee.

That thread of the real estate agents in the North Carolina market was amazing and a little unnerving.

MissMarple2

https://inquisitr.com/6483556/donald-trump-has-higher-favorablity-than-mitch-mcconnell-alexand

Donald Trump Has Higher Favorablity Than Mitch McConnell & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pollster Says

MissMarple2

https://www.newsweek.com/moderate-democrats-should-abandon-progressives-support-romney-minimum-wage-opinion-1572461

This is by an assistant editor at American Greatness.

I don't trust anything Mitt Romney sponsors, because he is prone to back-stabbing.

And the author accuses Trump of abandoning his infrastructure project for tax cuts and apparently doesn't remember that PAUL RYAN wouldn't do the infrastructure bill until tax cuts were passed, and then the GOP lost the House and we got Pelosi.

Porchlight

Congratulations, Catsmeat!!
I will certainly be here when you visit and I'd love to get together!!

Porchlight

Here is the Time article Trump referenced:

https://archive.is/agdpj

Happy not-February to all.

MissMarple2

Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
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JUST IN - Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce legislation today that would apply a 2% tax to individual net worth above $50 million, and an additional 1% surcharge above $1 billion (NYT)
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I wonder what the Big Tech moguls think of this.

Jane

Gus,

Next to no heart attacks or strokes either. So COVID is really a miracle worker - or the government is a lying piece of shit. You decide.

MissMarple2

Porchlight,

Oh, that's right! Ever closer to Spring, and also my most-hated Daylight Savings Time!

You have to take the bad with the good, I guess.

MissMarple2

Jane,

I am now convinced that the CDC and the NIH should be dismantled and everyone fired, just like the FBI.

MissMarple2

I am going to end up like Edith Piaf at the gates of the aristos' mansion.

Jane

What took you so long MM?🤬

MissMarple2

https://www.newsweek.com/separating-trump-trumpism-key-gops-future-opinion-1572180

Separating Trump from Trumpism is the key to the GOP's future, by BOBBY JINAL AND ALEX CASTELLANOS.

Two Beltway guys who want to get back into relevancy. Go to hell.

MissMarple2

Third article in Newsweek:

https://www.newsweek.com/ben-sasse-says-nebraska-lot-trumpier-i-am-hit-state-gop-rebuke-1572637

Favorable article.

Bo Snerdley (who has linked all of these on Twitter) is making sure we see what all of these weasels are up to.

My opinion is that the very first thing we should check for is whether GOP candidates have written an op-ed in Newsweek or have gotten favorable coverage from them. If so, cross them off the list!

MissMarple2

I need another cup of coffee.

Boy did that Jindal/Castellanos piece make me mad!

Porchlight

Little Ben Sasse.

Sammy Small

Today is the 9th anniversary of the passing of Andrew Breitbart. To me his death was like "the day the music died".

Melinda

Disclose.tv 🚨
@disclosetv
JUST IN - Former French President #Sarkozy sentenced to three years in prison, of which two are suspended.

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1366375272711340033

[Do Not Run Against The NWO.]

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/03/01/this-administration-is-already-a-failure-n2585441?11

MissMarple2

Melinda,

How popular was Sarkozy? Are we going to see riots in Paris?

Honestly, I didn't even know he was on trial! Thanks, MSM!

Melinda

No more riots than what's already going on with the Gilets Jaune.

MissMarple2

Reuters
@Reuters
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Prince Philip was transferred to a different hospital in central London to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection https://reut.rs/2Oc1XMJ

MissMarple2

This woman does a great job of explaining how to get more African-Americans into the GOP. I think this is something President Trump understood and implemented to some extent, but the GOPe remains pretty clueless about it.

Videio at the link (a little under 2 minutes).

.@ShemekaMichelle explains how conservatives can better reach out to the African American community and be more inclusive. #CPAC2021 #AmericaUnCanceled pic.twitter.com/0wUa3q4x33

— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 28, 2021
Narciso

Alex used to work for jesse helms but hes become a swamp gator since then.

Narciso

They sent fillon to prison, as well.

rse

If you are like me and a bit tired of your kids asking why you are in no hurry to get vaccine, here https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2021/03/01/who-died-after-receiving-covid-vaccines/

I told red last week to quit calling it a pandemic and recognize it will be endemic and get on with life. Hubby said one of the main reasons he got vaccinated was so that the girls would get on with their lives and not worry about him.

Porch--

This quote is from same document I put up yesterday and the complete version is on the blog, but the blackouts in Texas are being used as the rationale to TRUST Government.


#FrameOn
Framing recommendations for changing the conversation on social issues

The events of January 6, 2020, made clear that government is not simply a building but a set of fundamental ideas that make up the backbone of our country. The rolling blackouts and power outages in Texas have highlighted that while public infrastructures need investment and redress, only the government can meet our public needs.

Here is a set of framing strategies that can build public faith in government and keep the momentum going:


1. Explain what government is and what it does by naming the public structures it creates and supports, such as highways, schools, libraries, and public health agencies.

2. Make it clear that these are roles that only government can fill.

3. Avoid falling into the trap of conveying the sense that our public systems are broken beyond repair.

4. Focus attention on how we can repair the public systems that we need to respond effectively to our collective challenges and support shared progress and prosperity.

Quick Tip: Try using the Public Structures metaphor to talk about government. This metaphor helps people recognize government as a network of critical systems, such as schools, libraries, and public health agencies. The metaphor increases people’s understanding that government can and should be responsible for protecting and improving our wellbeing, safety, stability, and prosperity.

Our country’s prosperity and quality of life depend on the public structures that we have created to keep society going. Structures like health and safety agencies have been put to the test during the pandemic, but their role remains crucial in keeping us all safe. Businesses, nonprofits, and individuals can all play a part in getting our country back on track, but only government has the reach and funding to properly and more equitably direct resources into vaccines, rollout, and economic recovery. Government is not perfect, but it can be fixed to ensure it works for everyone. We must continue to hold our elected officials accountable and work with them to heal and rebuild.

MissMarple2

https://www.kqed.org/news/11862469/after-leading-school-closures-berkeley-teachers-union-president-spotted-dropping-daughter-off-at-in-person-preschool

Video at ilnk. The teachers unions are going to ensure Newsom's recall. When people are so mad they are following and taping the hypocritical actions of a union president, you know Californians are really upset!

MissMarple2

Here is a thread about the Berkley incident, by a group called "Reopen California Schools."

https://twitter.com/ReopenCASchools/status/1365963013723885575

MissMarple2

And HERE is the head of the Berkley Teachers' Union, in all of his glory. This is his Facebook profile!

Catsmeat

Wonderful, Porch! I thought I had your email but now I can't find it--would you mind shooting me one at lwhite4 at unl dot edu, so that when I get closer to knowing the exact dates, I can let you know? It would be really nice to meet up!

MissMarple2

Seen on Twitter. I don't know the location, wish I did!

jimmyk

No bias here /snark

Today's NYT has a front page piece on how the right has seized on the "lie" that Antifa was involved in the Jan 6 riot. Yawn.

MissMarple2

https://theleoterrell.com/terrell-blasts-fauci-now-hes-gone-beyond-being-a-doctor/

Video at the link.

Narciso


Similarly

https://humanevents.com/2021/02/26/the-oligarchical-revolution

henry

Heh, there is an article at the link.

@vickimckenna

Madison prog attacked by other Madison progs for saying THIS, because it "dehumanizes" George Floyd: “God bless George Floyd." His death “awoke white people to racism in this country.” It's OK, no one knows what the f*** they mean.

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1366393967764512768?s=21

Jim Eagle

Today is the 75th anniversary of Churchill's "iron curtain" speech:

https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1946-1963-elder-statesman/the-sinews-of-peace/

Narciso


The times put the pro in propaganda

https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/27/where-are-all-the-retractions-of-the-brian-sicknick-story/

Melinda

The level of coordination being exposed by this kind of effort seems to be getting obvious:

Andy Ngô
@MrAndyNgo
I was not there and the person in this photo is not me.

Jayden X @johnsullivannow
Right-Wing journalist @MrAndyNgo was at the #CapitolRiots then fled to Paris the day after to avoid prosecution from the US Government. It seems like someone is guilty; he needs some accountability🤔 Time Stamp 8:26; my question is, where is his footage?

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1366264456607637504

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/former-trump-campaign-communications-director-tim-murtaugh-heritage-foundation

He goes to the Heritage Foundation and also starts his own PR firm.

I am wondering about who is heading into Heritage along with Pence.

Jim Eagle

I'm a little early but I would love to see a DeSantis/Noem ticket for 2024.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/kristi-noem-covid-didnt-crush-the-economy-government-crushed-the-economy/

Plus she is a cowgirl and I have crushes on them:)

MissMarple2

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/biden-state-department-nominee-is-a-defender-of-china-propaganda-program/

Victoria Nuland, who doesn't see the Confucious Institute as a national security risk.

jimmyk

Plus she is a cowgirl and I have crushes on them:)

If Noem doesn't want to leave SD, maybe that redhead Iggy has a crush on would be available.

Jane

Boy Sammy, I didn’t realize AB died in March. I miss him too!

anonamom

JiB. Another big comment gap between 0524hrs. and 0724 hrs.

elevendayempire.com/JOM2 having an impact

GUS

Miss M. EVERYONE in the SNIFFER administration is an incompetent ideologue. The water in the sauce pan is starting to boil, and we (us frogs) are about to get cooked.

MissMarple2

GUS,

No doubt you are right. I have been wrestling with trying to get into my on line electric company account. I discovered that Indianapolis Power and Light is now AES.

I don't know who that is, so am going to investigate.

MissMarple2

ACK! Look at this BS!

https://www.aes.com/

It looks like something out of corporatist global California BS! Cultural donations, solar panels, global outrreach!

How did this happen? Going to call my state senator right now!

matt - deplore me if you must

The level of coordination of the evil is really something. An older man of Thai extraction was beaten to death in San Francisco, and another Asian man was beaten in Oakland specifically because they were Asian and the Marxists held protests against white supremacy, except that in both cases the assailants were black.

The WSJ had an op/ed this morning by the author of a recent study showing that the discrimination against anyone with conservative beliefs in academia is completely out of control.

And in a case that was under my radar the WSJ again points out the perversion of the Voting Rights Act by the Democrats. There is a case before the Supreme Court, apparently.

The Left really are a poisonous virus.

Jim Eagle

What is the reason people are migrating over to elevendayempire.com/JOM2?

MissMarple2

Jack,

Well, some people got upset at stuff Tom McGuire was posting on Twitter and in his articles. They didn't feel like they could support someone they disagreed with so much.

I understand the point. I go over and post there from time to time. My personal preference is to stay here and post over there from time to time, as I do now. Many people lurk here and do not post at all. I happen to know of at least two personally, who use this as a site to get links to important stories.

While I disagree with the site owner on most takes on Trump, I feel that this platform has a better chance of getting visibility, so I am not leaving.

Melinda

So close to what, pray tell?

The Bias News
@thebias_news
CDC Director: "At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained… Now is not the time to relax the critical safeguards that we know can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Not when we are so close."

https://twitter.com/thebias_news/status/1366425817018888197

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Another example of why the CDC and NIH need to be dissolved, along with the FBI.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

She's only 27 jimmy, so she'd have to wait until 2032 to run.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--2. Make it clear that these are roles that only government can fill.--

So only the government can run schools?
In fact every single thing on that list, including highways would be better run by the private sector than the government.

MissMarple2

https://nationalfile.com/busted-cdc-inflated-covid-numbers-accused-of-violating-federal-law/

This article cites a professional paper that says the CDC inflated Corona virus deaths by 1600%.

That's what it says. 1600%.

Another reason to dissolve the agency.

anonamom

What is the reason people are migrating over to elevendayempire.com/JOM2?

People have left because they do not want to support TM's (truly idiotic) NeverTrumpism in any way, shape or form.

Did you miss all that when it happened?

At least go over and register, in case "they" ever close this down. You don't want to be out in the cold.

Jim Eagle

Another engineer/surveyor math joke:)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Progs are people of good faith, aren't evil one little b it and are really great;
Henry Louis Gates: Armenian Genocide Atrocities ‘Exaggerated,’ Because ‘Islamophobia’
What a POS. Imagine if someone said that whole slave thing was exaggerated because muslims were involved in the slave trade.

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