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February 19, 2022

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Melinda

First successful recall since 1914, so of course the Board of Supervisors needs to "reform" the recall process and BACKDATE IT.

MissMarple2

All of the talk by the dems on money for helping the poor, education, environment , etc. is simply a way to hire more bureaucrats to perform studies, form committees, etc. In other words, what their voters think they are doing is wrong.

It’s simply a money program for the elite and their minions. Not a dime goes to what their campaign slogans tell voters.

Narciso

nicole hemmer is dumber then dirt, it's impolite to say so,


https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1495087409872183306?cxt=HHwWlIC52f6Ez78pAAAA

Comanche Voter

By and large I've refused to read Peggy Noonan for the last five or six years. She lost her way in maybe 2016. But even a stopped clock is right now and then.

That can't be said for such as Nicole Hemmer. The problem with her and others of her ilk is that they presume to have the only "right" knowledge and opinions. What Nicole doesn't realize is that opinions are like noses--and everybody has one. And sometimes one's opinion is correct--and sometimes not.

Narciso

I would be remiss not to pass this on


https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1495061330314907656

MissMarple2

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jean-luc-brunel-death-prison-epstein-b2018793.html

Another suicide by hanging by an Epstein associate and of course the video cameras weren’t working.

Amazing coincidence.

clarice

I think Asian-American voters just woke up. schools an good education mean a lot to them and they just saw the light there and in Virginia where leftists tried to erase merit.

Narciso

La Sante is the closest thing to devils island, or Alcatraz

clarice

Is it possible to switch off these video cameras remotely? I've no idea.

matt - deplore me if you must

So the Red Guard are accusing the rest of the crazy SF libs of being racist. How absolutely delicious. How absolutely absolutist!

There's nothing like a little democracy to strike the fear of Gaia into these ideologues. They will probably exile themselves to Berkeley or Oakland to start a school board in exile.

But first they need to thread the gauntlet of closed Rite Aids, needles and excrement. Not sure if they can do that with blinders on.

Abandon hope all ye who enter San Fran.

Narciso

it has a nasty rep

https://www.frankfallaarchive.org/prisons/la-sante-prison/

Narciso

doesn't look that newfangled, there was a prison break we noted some time ago,


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2844551/Inside-notorious-prison-home-Carlos-Jackal.html

Narciso

this one,


https://abcnews.go.com/International/commandos-hijacked-helicopter-spring-notorious-criminal-french-prison/story?id=56300181

Narciso

quite suspicious


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10528163/Joanne-Person-Alberta-arrest.html

Narciso

it seems back in the jurassic era, about 25 years ago, but san francisco once elected a police chief as it's mayor,

Buford Gooch

Well, would you look at that. TM found something so far left that he couldn't support it.

Narciso

the fun house mirror effect,


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10529915/Putins-allies-prepare-war-Russian-separatists-call-men-reserves.html

Davod

From Ace's garden section.

Celery: When you have that sudden urge to bite into water with hair on it.

Davod

Shooting in Rhythm with the Athletes

[Interesting article about the Olympic games photographer who can photograph bullets leaving the barrel by using a shutter speed of 1/32000s.]

https://petapixel.com/2022/02/16/olympic-photographer-catches-bullets-in-mid-air-with-the-sony-alpha-1/

Davod

Why Can't We See the Other 14,000 Hours of J6 Video Footage?
By Kevin Downey Jr. Feb 18, 2022 10:21 AM ET


https://pjmedia.com/columns/kevindowneyjr/2022/02/18/why-cant-we-see-the-other-14000-hours-of-j6-video-footage-n1560090

Davod

Giraffe humor

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/mime-attachment.jpg

Pinandpuller

I’m going to throw all my socks into a great big pile and have someone from the Unification Church or the Biden Administration match them because homogeneity clearly doesn’t matter.

matt - deplore me if you must

Has anyone polled the Canadian people about what is happening up there? I can't believe they would be silent in the face of such tryranny.

People peacefully assembling; the government in hiding; draconian enforcement of unpopular unlawful edicts, and now violent repression.

Are they such sheep? Why aren't more of them out in the streets?

Pinandpuller

In a sane moral society, Sam Brinton’s lifestyle would be running from hunting dogs.

Remember, in Virginia it’s illegal to hinder, detain or harm hunting dogs on your property.

Davod

P&P If you hit a deer, or a deer hits your car, it's illegal to take that deer without a certificate from the attending policeman.

Jack Lillywhite

A lot of the Canadian truckers story and the Friends of Epstein Social Lariat-practice Club will end up as scripts for a Mission Impossible revival.

Narciso

not the sharpest move,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10530887/Ukrainian-interior-minister-comes-shelling-attack-tour-frontline-east-Ukraine.html

Davod

Narciso. Why?

clarice

Canadian Parliament debates the emergency Act and Turdeau shuts it down:

sbwaters

Source?

Narciso

maybe he's president snows kid (the villain in hunger games)

Narciso

some spelled out here

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-trudeaus-wild-misuse-of-state-authority

clarice

sbw:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC4tlUkAP6o

sbwaters

Thanks, Clarice.

clarice

You're welcome.

Davod

I read yesterday that the Speaker of the House, in consultation with the leaders of the political parties, decided to recess until Saturday.

Davod

Are you hungry?

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/_fe8%2019%200nt.jpg

Davod

AC/DC live in Colchester, UK (42 mins)

https://youtu.be/WDp2Ni3koPQ

Jack Lillywhite

I take it from the paucity of comments and regular commenters on the subject matter that most have moved on to JamesD’s alternate site.

I prefer this site for some reason, probably familiarity. You can find me here when I decide to visit. Best to all.

sbwaters

Hope the heart electrical system stabilizes soon, JiB. Best to your family!

MissMarple2

Jack,

I was busy today and not on the computer much. I will be here mostly.

Just saw that Dianne Feinstein’s husband owns 60 % of the company that controls Dominion voting machines. I am heading to bed on that charming bit of news:

Good night!

Pinandpuller

1/6, if 1/6 had involved real mayhem:

https://lmtribune.com/northwest/mine-strike-may-have-started-it-all-professor-theorizes-that-black-soldiers-sent-to-north/article_5c61b0f8-9348-5d4d-9d94-2a9b95579326.html

Pinandpuller

President McKinley is reportedly, “Monitoring the situation,” in his pajamas:

https://weneverforget.org/hellraisers-journal-1000-miners-includes-sheriff-commissioner/

jimmyk

Clarice, I'm a bit confused by that. It's from yesterday, and there's a lot of passive voice, as in "Parliament gets shut down." I haven't seen any news reports saying "Trudeau shut down Parliament." That would seem to be too big to ignore. So what actually happened?

sbwaters

It appears parliamentary leaders were advised the situation could be dangerous and decided to close business for a day.

Davod

Jimyyk. See my 10:32 PM

Pinandpuller

You wish:

“The Constitution of the United States does not contemplate that the Federal Government shall intervene in State affairs until the State has exhausted every resource of self-protection.”

Ibid

Davod

Jack. I have been stuck with other things.

jimmyk

Thanks, Davod (and sbw). I was busy searching news and didn't catch your clarification.

MissMarple2

The Queen has tested positive for Covid. (Daily Telegraph)

clarice

good morning, JOM!https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/02/what_rough_beast_slouches_toward_munich.html

Tom Bowler

Good analysis in this morning's Pieces, Clarice. Clarifying.

clarice

Thnx. What are the odds of Germany bailing on our grand plan?

jimmyk

Very informative, Clarice. You might want to ask them to correct a minor typo, where it has a year as "2204" instead of 2014.

Melinda

That looks very new world orderish, like something else would be needed to fill the vacuum.

MissMarple2

clarice,

I appreciate that analysis of Germany’s position. With them counting on Fuel from that pipeline to Russia, it makes your case for Germany’s articipation even stronger.

clarice

jimmy, I did, ask them to correct that last night. Didn't know they hadn't. Will ask again. Thnx.

Tom Bowler

Odds of Germany bailing on our grand plan? Your guess is much better than mine, Clarice.

Having said that, here are my wildly speculative thoughts.

I don't think there is a single world leader that has respect for Biden. I mean, Stacey Abrams was busy the day Biden was in town? Is Germany so impressed by Biden it's willing to go along with a wag-the-dog war? Assuming that is Biden's plan.

So, Germany bailing on Biden seems like a pretty good bet.

But I don't really know what to believe. At first, I thought Biden was squawking about a war that would never happen so that he could then claim his brilliant foreign policy strategies achieved world peace.

Then the shelling started, although I haven't heard anybody say for sure who's shelling whom. The Institute for the Study of War predicts Russia will actually invade tomorrow, but then Bill Kristol is on its board, for what that's worth.

If Russia goes through with an invasion, I expect Biden will follow in Obama's footsteps, do nothing, and concede territory to Russia.

Meanwhile, Durham's court filings are exposing what seems to be a seditious conspiracy against Trump by the Clinton campaign, the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, and the Obama White House. That particular conspiracy theory coming true might have Biden wishing for war, but given his track record, I can't imagine him making it work in his favor politically.

My wildly speculative wildcard is the World Economic Forum, which according to Klaus Schwab has infiltrated a great many western governments. Will war help or hinder its plans for the Great Reset now that the virus is dying out and with it go hopes for universal vaccine passports and a social credit scheme? Maybe Canada under Justin Trudeau is the WEF proof of concept in the works.

MissMarple2

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/02/19/ottawas-police-chief-makes-a-big-tactical-error-n525037

In this article Chrystia Freeland is named as a member of the WEF board.

By the way, Governor Hochul, Governor Wittmer, and Freeland look remarkably similar, sort of like the three witches in Macbeth.

Narciso

remember that grand guignol spy caper, bond via sam peckinpah, kingsman, the villain was a sky dragon worshiper who lived in the Alps, and was a tech mogul, he had minions in all the worlds capitals, but he was African American,

Davod

Professor squirrel:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/PerfessorSquirrelLibrary%20022022%20scaled.jpg

Davod

MM2:

Part of your 10:29.

"Ottawa Police:[The police chief] "If you are involved in this protest, we will actively look to identify you and follow up with financial sections and criminal charges. Absolutely. This investigation will go on for months to come."


Davod

PS. I can see two issues here. Either they will have to increase the size of the police forces, or real crime will increase.

Narciso

the police are working like the sheriff of nottingham's deputies, or some other medieval constabulary,

Narciso

OT: this vehicle features in that david niven film, based on a series by james leasor

https://automobilemuseum.org/

clarice

David P. Goldman
@davidpgoldman
Putin's in the catbird seat: He can negotiate between Germany and China for his gas. Scholz will insist on keeping energy out of any sanctions (and there won't be sanctions, because Russia won't invade).

Old Lurker

Jack "I take it from the paucity of comments and regular commenters on the subject matter that most have moved on to JamesD’s alternate site."

I tried an experiment.

I killfiled three prolific posters (all of whom I like) just to see and was amazed when I came back in the morning that sometimes two or even three screens in a row had any non-kf'd posts at all.

That supports Jack's use of "paucity".

It always comes down to Signal:Noise unless your time is of so little value that you just don't care.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

"Nitwittery" is a great word.

sbwaters

Clarice, your Piece(s) offeres clarity I was looking for. Well done. Thank you!

Davod

OL. I wasn't aware that anyone was objecting to Jack's use of "paucity".

Additionally. I rarely look and comment at JOM2.

Neo

Now NYT backs the truckers: Editorial Board says 'allowing nonviolent protest is important in a polarized society' and reminds Trudeau that he supported farmers blocking highways in India for a full year
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10511877/NYT-editorial-board-backs-Freedom-Convoys-right-protest.html

clarice

Thnx, sbw
Neo, I guess the nyt editors stuck their fingers in the wind.

MissMarple2

Leaving shortly for a late lunch with my dem sister and nephew.

I will make every effort to avoid political discussion. Ha!

Davod

Pandemic Paranoia Makes 'The Lives of Others' a Remarkably Timely Movie, By Ed Driscoll May 25, 2020 8:21 PM ET

[Security over freedom]

https://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2020/05/25/the-lives-of-others-4-n426836

Davod

People protesting in Quebec City tonight in solidarity with Ottawa.

https://twitter.com/TheMarieOakes/status/1495216254637981703

Davod

Calgary, Canada.. this is absolutely epic.. this is a revolution

https://twitter.com/Resist_05/status/1495180615372898304

BeastsEngland

’ Maybe Canada under Justin Trudeau is the WEF proof of concept in the works.’.

Exactly. Their government has effectively cancelled the protestors and their supporters via complicit financial, regulatory, and insurance agencies.

BeastsEngland

An observation: the split of JOM is destructive to the flow of ideas. I don’t have a link to the People’s Front of Judaea site on my new devices, but, here at the Mother Ship, comments are few and far between. This is a piss-poor time for internecine warfare. A JOM divided cannot stand…

BeastsEngland

Don’t leave me here alone. Y’all, as much as anybody, know that I need adult supervision. :)

Narciso

floor wax/dessert topping


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1495232670497918976.html

BeastsEngland

Howdy, narciso!! Just in time, I might add…

Narciso

we're talking ted rall level of caricature,


https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/829017114177437697/945095668391890974/unknown.png

Narciso

you though sullivan the apotheosis of category error


https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/02/covid-mask-mandate-washington-dc/622860/

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Beasts! It was a gorgeous 82 degrees here today and the pool was lovely. (5 hours worth of pool time - a 4 yo that you can't get out of the water)

Are you heading to any Mardi Gras festivities this year?

MissMarple2

Home from a fantastic Mexican restaurant we found! Told my nephew family history stories and laughed quite a bit. No politics! Went to the local walmart and found some supplies for needlepoint projects I want to finish. Bought two boxes of Thin Mints from sweet Girl Scouts at the door (guarded by their good-natured dads).

Beasts, good to see you! We should all hang together or we shall all hang separately.

Narciso

i don't subscribe to the notion that zoolander is the late wandering coma's kin,


https://thepostmillennial.com/woman-trampled-freedom-protest-indigenous-elder?fbclid=IwAR20KA7EzuX2t32g2nq8A2WTHvptXJiHJVFu8Xy_xYIgFTd0LgGSvkA7LxU
there's plenty of inanity on both sides of the family


Narciso

you pick these gems up at tcm

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059905/

BeastsEngland

I’m headed to the Music City for Mardi Gras, Steph! I don’t think they have a parade or anything, but I’ll make something happen! lol

BeastsEngland

True that, Miss Marple!

matt - deplore me if you must

I would agree, Beasts. Good to see you and read your wisdom.

As to Germany, the die was cast when Tante Angela gave the go ahead for Nord 2. The Germans have been infiltrated since the Cold War with plenty of ex Stai around to serve Mother Russia.

In addition, Russia is the #2 market for many of Germany's exports right behind China.

At the same time the whole socialist/green mentality has taken the country over. My friends there can't believe how idiotic the average German has become. They are no longer our allies, especially when the commander of the Kriegsmarine makes excuses for Putin.

Putin has ratcheted and ratchet the situation up and this is clearly a war of aggression. Our European allies stood with us in Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to stand with them if NATO means a thing.

This is the Bear & the Eagle, same as it was until 1989. Biden has done his best to enable Russia and so, if the trigger gets pulled, which it seems to now be, do we hide or do we fight?

After Obama gave the strategy away in 2010 I thought that we should do our best to end the Afghan war. Iraq is now deeply infiltrated by Iran, another of our enemies.

In all of these matters you go big or go home.

This isn't a world police matter. It is existential. China, Iran, and Russia are working together as we dither.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Have fun! We have been hitting Busch Gardens for their "Mardi Gras" bash since early February. Food has been surprisingly good and the parade/beads without controversy IYKWIM. We also rode Iron Gwazi their new coaster, and it is awesome! Hybrid coaster with 91 deg first drop.

We are heading to Sea World in March,Disney in May and Universal in June and will probably sandwich a trip to Legoland in there somewhere. LOL Annual Passes rock!

Narciso


shirley they can't be serious

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/20/ron-klains-domestic-motive-for-ukraine-crisis-surfaces-white-house-to-blame-economic-collapse-gas-prices-and-inflation-on-manufactured-russia-ukraine-conflict/comment-page-2/#comment-8578880

BeastsEngland

Are you tall enough to ride all the rides, Steph?

(And with that - nytol!!)

clarice

Our allies have no interest in Ukraine. Germany will fold using the newly discovered protocol as an excuse if need me. Macron is already started independent discussions with Putil. david Goldman knows what he's talking about:https://asiatimes.com/2022/02/why-russia-wont-invade-ukrainistan/

Narciso

maybe they'll sell them the ships they had the fallout with australia over,

Narciso

they sold the Russians a passel of frigates before the last incursion

Narciso

meanwhile in the all too real world


https://twitter.com/Ranting4Canada/status/1495471835420450816?t=Qz03sGH-y_8ce4t4IDfQ1g&s=19

clarice

https://nypost.com/2022/02/20/putin-agrees-to-talks-with-ukraine-european-security-org/

Davod

Narciso. Google won't let you read their page.

bubarooni

"China, Iran, and Russia are working together as we dither."

Well, we gotta get our pronouns all figured out first along with other important stuff like who gets to compete on the girls and women's teams.

Priorities...

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