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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI agents are seen carrying brown evidence bags as they RAID Democratic Illinois Senator Martin Sandoval's office as part of an 'ongoing criminal investigation'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2019 03:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IL corruption news = Dog Bites Man
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Trump demands CA address "Worst Air Quality" in US or lose highway funds
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 08:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6526 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Pass them their own tobacco"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  California is seriously working on it, by 'driving' the middle class out of the state. The 'less people, less pollution' approach. Unfortunately, third world shit holes have shown that is not the case as CA evolves to that arrangement.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  problem for California is that even with zero emissions from autos and mindustry there are natural sources (e.g., seepage) and area sources (e.g., vast housing tracts) that emit enough hydrocarbons to produce smog.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/25/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Yea, so?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  More homeless may mean fewer commuters.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Most of the pollution is generated by freighter ships unloading plastic crap from China at San Pedro. Those guys burn tons of diesel every minute and the exhaust goes directly into the LA basin. Nobody says "boo" about it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Every day California politicians devise new ways to make it more difficult for commuters to get to work in their cars. They convert car lanes to bike lanes. They put speed bumps on roads where the speed limit used to be 45 mph. They call it road diets. Yes, incredible as it sounds, this is a real thing that they really do. People are told to bike to work to prevent global warming even if their jobs are 30 miles from where they live. Politicians build new carpool lanes but never any new lanes for working stiffs who have no other option. They let hybrids and electrical vehicles into the carpool lanes but seem to forget that you have to burn something to charge the batteries and they never talk about how to dispose of those toxic batteries when they die. Mass transit in this state is a sick joke but they keep trying to make it harder and more expensive for people to get to work in cars. Just last year they raised the gas tax which was already the highest gas tax in the country. They want to force people into high density condo and apartment buildings near mass transit lines but the mass transit is dirty, dangerous and unreliable. Hobos, whackos and meth freaks ride for free but commuters are fined if they forget to renew their monthly passes. They keep pushing for more affordable housing for illegal aliens but they never do anything about the state's crumbling infrastructure. None of this actually reduces emissions. Newsom is an asshole.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 13:21 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ The southern California-based urban planning expert Joel Kotkin has written extensively on this stupid hostility to single-family housing, suburbs, and highways, the ridiculous attachment to density in a state with fabulous weather and a nation with tons of land, and all the damage it causes to families seeking to raise their kids in an affordable and pleasant environment.

I believe Kotkin writes for City Paper, the same brave publication where you can find Heather MacDonald's excellent takedowns of the lies and BS surrounding BLM and accusations of "racist" policing.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#9  There are logs from the Spanish Empire days commenting on the smog in the LA basin. Apparently the desert dust gets kicked up and the mountains surrounding the area keep it trapped. We've only made it worse with industrialization but it's never going to go away until they dome the city.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 14:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Why is socialist Cali's Gov meeting w/Xi Jangping, China's leader??? Is De Blasio & DNC head Perez next???
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/25/2019 15:38 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Senator Elizabeth Warren's net worth revealed as the 2020 Presidential Election heats up
[AOL] The 2020 presidential race is well underway, and while some of the early hopefuls have dropped their bids, there are still a handful of Democratic contenders looking to land on the official ballot.

One of the more prominent candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, is putting a lot of effort behind her 2020 bid.

Warren, who is currently a U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, is regarded as one of the more liberal candidates in the current Democratic race. The senator has built her campaign on promising middle-class Americans to fight for their equality.
and raise their taxes, but she's not talking about that
"Rich guys have been waging class warfare against hard-working people for decades ," Warren said in her speech announcing her candidacy for president. " I say it’s time to fight back!"

In February, the senator filed personal financial disclosures for her candidacy which were obtained by The Center for Public Integrity and later revealed on Twitter. According to the documents, Warren amassed a majority of her wealth from bond and mutual funds -- as well as retirement accounts and book royalties. The politician and former lawyer, along with her husband, also have two real estate properties: a $3 million Victorian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an $800,000 condo in Washington, D.C.

Forbes reported the presidential hopeful is worth an estimated $12 million.
Posted by: 746 || 09/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And if elected it'll grow, just a bit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/25/2019 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  If Selfie Sioux wantem to swamp 'im,
tribe gotta get lotta more wampum --
go hunting in fridge
or sell Longfellow Bridge? --
but my Wild Trumpitoulas still stomp 'em.
Posted by: Snomolet Smiter of the Huns1997 || 09/25/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I love how you worked in the reference to the Longfellow Bridge (six year, $255 million reconstruction that ended last year), another fine example of the Massachusetts Motto - 'Don't Kill The Job!'

For what it's worth, on my first pass over the bridge last summer after that project, I christened the bridge my way - with a sixty foot burnout in my old Camry yelling 'Yeehaw!' at the soy boy pedestrians nearby.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Look how tightly Trump has gotten the left's panties twisted up because he isn't constrained by looking for chances to profit off his office.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Does her net worth include the value of her native American costumes?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 10:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Big money for Dems is with sweetheart deals brokered through their political connections with a) media companies , b) major tech companies that depend on favorable regulatory treatment in DC, or c) overseas influence-peddlers.

Warren seems like a) the media grifter type.
Obama is a) and b).
Gore and ValJar are b).
Clinton is primarily c).
Biden through his idiot sons is also c).
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#7  my Wild Trumpitoulas

I love it!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2019 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  the Longfellow Bridge

Didn't Longfellow pen a poem about Lie-awatha?

She who was born and raised "on the shores of Gucci-gimme..."?
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 13:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Hah. Chortle, even. SteveS, I endeavour to give sad distraction (for me, anyway).

Raj, that's nuts. They were working on that when I was up there a few years back (and it looked then as if they'd been at it a while). And the money... nothing surprises since I got more or less caught up on the Dig (and since then, the whole glorious city-wide saga of engineering, building, demolition... rinse and repeat). Made a minor hobby of trying to figure it all out, starting with the geography, and am gradually gaining on it. Big laugh recently (partly sheer joy, partly at self for reacting that way) at stumbling across pics of the actual filling-in [cue heavenly choir] of a previously mysterious part of the FPC. I mean, a map is one thing, but now shit's getting real. Heh. Ditto first glimpse of SS trainshed, any number of waterfront features where I didn't even know there was a waterfront... Helluva cool place despite the knuckleheads running it.
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 22:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh, and down your way... freakin' Fore River! Had a vague idea about subchasers or something... few destroyers... maybe a cruiser or two? And suddenly [again with the choir] there's Lexington in that humongous Southie drydock. "Uhhhh, like, where'd that come from?" And so forth. Anyway, got a heckuva city there... if you can keep it. Despairing cackle.
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 22:40 Comments || Top||

#11  Disturbing the injuns a smidge
A bowshot from Longfellow Bridge:
Beware, Kendall Square,
And hang onto your hair
When the Raj charges over the ridge!
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 22:43 Comments || Top||

#12  Warren will clean up corruption in DC. Does that include Joe and Hunter Biden ?
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/25/2019 23:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Michigan City Clerk Charged with Altering Ballots in 2018 Midterms
h/t Instapundit
[NationalReview] Sherikia Hawkins was charged Monday with six felony counts for allegedly altering absentee ballots during the November 2018 election in her capacity as city clerk for the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich.

Hawkins, a 38-year-old registered Democrat, stands accused of altering 193 absentee ballots. She was arraigned Monday in Southfield on charges including falsifying returns or records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and multiple counts of using a computer to commit a crime. She was released on $15,000 bond.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anybody found any right-wing voter fraud yet?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  ...technically, yes. There was an examination of voting in New York and Florida (snowbirds) with participants from both parties. It wasn't organized nor done by people in positions to manage or oversee the voting process.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Low-hanging chads.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  {Dem Hawkins was accused of] falsifying returns or records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and multiple counts of using a computer to commit a crime. She was released on $15,000 bond.

What was her reward for this malfeasance?

The Michigan Democratic party honored Hawkins this year with the prestigious Dingell/Levin award at its annual Legacy Dinner in Detroit, and she was included in the Michigan Chronicle‘s “40 under 40” list in 2017.

About par for the course. It's Detroit.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  ... BINASH
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#6  There is *absolutely* no voter fraud in Michigan. Or so our betters tell us. But it does seem rather common for a box of ballots that somehow got overlooked to show up at the last minute in a close race.

After the last Presidential election, they tried to do a recount in Detroit, but had to call it off when there were too many precincts where the actual number of ballots in the storage box did not match the total written on the outside.

MI uses paper ballots that the voter runs thru the scanner personally on election day. But the only thing stopping someone from running them thru again after hours is personal integrity.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Now multiply Sherikia's 193 by all city clerks who are affirmative action registered Democrats
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Sherikia

How do they come up with these names?

I understand the logic behind "D'[insert stressed syllable ending in 'an' or 'ana']": it sounds like Wakanda and sets up a nice anapestic meter that creates the illusion of swiftness, action. Byronic, almost:
The Wakandan came down, like the wolf on the fold...

But Sherikia sounds like a botched attempt at a shriek.

Why not take some random terms out of the Physician's Desk Reference? Add a weird syllable or change the spelling to make it authentically "sick." For example:

Dyptherea

Edeema

Loopus

Ameeba
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 13:19 Comments || Top||

#9  Alcohol and then scrabble pieces dumped on the floor?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||

#10  It is interesting that they felt the need to steal a few votes in Michigan.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 14:40 Comments || Top||

#11  ^See #7
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 14:48 Comments || Top||

#12  "Salon de Bo-tay." "You take walk-ins?"
"Or mah name ain't Sherikia Hawkins!"
"I wish to explore your community
To freshen my do... and immunity...
So, see you next weekend,
Post-waffles and chicken!"
"Who dat?" "Sound like damn Dickie Dawkins."
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#13  #7 Now multiply Sherikia's 193 by all city clerks who are affirmative action registered Democrats

Yes, she's a sacrificial lamb to show that "something is being done."
Posted by: charger || 09/25/2019 17:17 Comments || Top||


BOMBSHELL: Intel Inspector General Found Whistleblower Had ‘Bias' In Favor Of ‘Rival Candidate' Of Trump, Report Says
Go figure. Whoda thunk it?
[Daily Wire] The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing an inspector general report on the whistleblower complaint that is at the center of Democrats' push to impeach the president which reportedly found that the whistleblower had a bias in favor of one of Trump's political rivals.
"Whistleblower" is incorrect. Leaker and hearsay is correct
"A senior Trump administration official told Fox News late Tuesday that the administration will release a document showing the intelligence community inspector general found the whistleblower who leveled an explosive accusation against President Trump concerning his talks with Ukraine had 'political bias' in favor of 'a rival candidate' of the president," Fox News reported. "The official did not identify the name of the rival candidate. Separately, a senior administration official told Fox News the White House has been working as quickly as it can to release to Congress the whistleblower complaint involving President Trump's conversations with the leader of Ukraine, as long as it's legally possible."

The development comes hours after Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats were launching a formal impeachment inquiry into the president over a phone call that he had with Ukraine.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 06:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shitshow, Part 99.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#2  "Whistleblower" is incorrect. Leaker and hearsay is correct"

An excellent point. Don't let the Left frame the language by hijacking a word that has a lot of positive associations (for now, at least.) "Disgruntled employee" might be more like it.
Posted by: Tom || 09/25/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  So it turns out that this is a big nothingburger, as usual. But my question is why did Nancy make such a big frickin' deal about yesterday? Oh, they've really got him this time! Yeah. But they don't. So why all the hub-bub? My theory is that Trump is getting close to some facts about Ukraine, China and Biden that are extremely uncomfortable for Democrats. It might even implicate their precious Baraq and so they're squealing like stuck pigs about a phone call that violated no laws at all to distract from Biden.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Bingo.

Biden's finished, and Pelosi panicked.

She and the Dem leadership are terrified about and trying to get ahead of the inevitable stories revealing Hunter & Joe Biden's obvious-to-heaven corruption. Plus Hillary's collusion with Ukraine via GPS/Nellie Ohr to nail Manafort.

Note that neither Warren nor Sanders has any interest in protecting Joe or Hillary. So Pelosi and the DNC felt they had to act, fast, with whatever weak cards they head. Even a two of clubs, like this idiocy.

This is the biggest boomerang we've seen in a long time.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Biden's finished, and Pelosi panicked.

And if you think Swillary didn't know when to shut up after the election, just watch Joe go go go if he's not the nominee. And that will suck up oxygen all during the campaign.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#6  jypothetically, what difference does bias make if the evidence was actually legitimate... Would evidence against someone only count if it came from loved ones? That's not how evidence typically works.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 15:58 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm shocked! Shocked to find political bias!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/25/2019 17:13 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 - The mole had no actual personal info/hadn't heard it firsthand/was motivated by pol bias
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 17:58 Comments || Top||



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