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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Poll: 15 Percent of Bernie Supporters Will Vote for Trump Over Biden
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/30/2020 10:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That that they say now.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/30/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#2  In 2016, 16% of those who voted for Sanders in the primary in Pennsylvania voted for Trump in the general.
Hard to see these people supporting an anti-fracking Dem who's suffering an onset of dementia.
Posted by: Lex || 03/30/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I expect a similar number that voted Trump in 2016. 13-17% range
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/30/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Activists Riot After NY Police Shoot Armed Man in Self-Defense
[PJMEDIA] One police officer in Newburgh, N.Y. was shot when trying to arrest an armed man wanted for questioning in a shooting. Bodycam footage clearly shows the man armed with a silver handgun violently resisting arrest, drawing his gun, and shooting the officer before getting shot to death by the police.

Cut and dried case of police defending themselves? Not if you're an activist wanting to stoke the fires of racial hatred.

Newburgh residents rioted that evening after a councilman-at-large, Omari Shakur, bitterly complained about police targeting blacks.

Record Online:

The people who gathered near both scenes were visibly emotional.

A man standing on the sidewalk on William Street near the police scene, who said he has lived in the City of Newburgh for 50 years, said loudly, "They’re killing us for nothing."

Some law enforcement were armed with what looked like assault rifles. Helicopters circled the skies in both areas.

"Look," Shakur said. "They’re walking through our streets with machine guns; they come in here like we’re criminals. You see, that’s what’s wrong with our community right now."

It seems unbelievable that the police could be questioned over this incident. City officials tried to dampen the rioting by releasing stills from the bodycam footage of one of the officers.

A review of body-worn camera and street cameras shows that when officers approached the man, he displayed a silver handgun and began fighting with officers, striking one of the officers in the head with a handgun. During the encounter the man discharged the pistol and City of Newburgh Police Officers fired their weapons. One City of Newburgh Police Officer was taken to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound, as well as injuries to his head. After the armed man was shot, City of Newburgh Police Officers attempted CPR. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
after transport to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment, the man was subsequently pronounced dead.

To ensure public confidence in the integrity of the investigation stills from a portion of one of the officer’s body-worn camera footage is being released to the media.

"Normally in an investigation of this type of incident we would not be releasing images this early in the investigation," said District Attorney David Hoovler. "However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
to allay community concerns, which quite frankly have been stoked by misinformation coming from a city official, we are releasing these images showing the armed man discharging his gun."

Those "community concerns" are created out of whole cloth. It's people hearing and seeing what they want to hear and see and then acting out their frustrations by rioting.

If people aren't going to pay attention to the reality of what happened, what's to be done? All the evidence points to the police using lethal force as a last resort. In effect, the man did away with himself by police. And yet, it's the police who will inevitably pay the price.

Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  they come in here like we’re criminals. You see, that’s what’s wrong with our community right now.

How'd you let it get that way, Bub?

Hope the crowds gathered, clustered and sprayed spittle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/30/2020 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like a bad infestation in that hood. I recommend napalm for clearing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/30/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Bet those "activists" are professional rioters™ that rushed in from elsewhere. Wonder how many are even citizens of New York state?
Posted by: magpie || 03/30/2020 15:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Activists actively asking for the Ferguson effect during a pandemic seems unwise.
Posted by: ruprecht || 03/30/2020 19:43 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Sen. Kennedy: People Upset at ‘Spending Porn’ in Latest Stimulus Bill
[BREITBART] KENNEDY: Well, you know, life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid. And there’s an enormous amount of spending porn on pet projects that was put into this bill by some powerful members of Congress. They think the American people are, I guess, are morons and won’t notice, but they did. It’s why so many Americans think there’s no intelligent life in Washington, D.C. It’s why Congress polls right up there with robo-calls and sinkholes. This is what many Americans heard members of Congress say: Oh, my God, we could run out of ventilators. Oh, my God, people could die. Quick, let’s give money to the Kennedy Center and the post office. Now, that tells the American people that common sense is dead in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t a Lincoln moment. Nonetheless, those of us who are fiscal conservatives, we swallowed it. We had to. We passed the bill. I think it’s going to help the American people. But a pox on the House and houses of all of those members of Congress who took advantage of this disaster, this tragedy, to take care of their pet projects.
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I try to go to the Vietnam war memorial and 'the mall' every year. When in DC, I've never been to an event at the Kennedy center.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/30/2020 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  ^nekulturny 😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/30/2020 3:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Anyone else noticed Hamilton is never spoken of at all anymore?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/30/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Just a different culture, Grom.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/30/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  😂
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/30/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  The Kennedy Center is like a country club it is almost impossible to get tickets to an event there
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 03/30/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

#7  I wear my nekulturny badge with pride, thankyewveddymuch.
Posted by: magpie || 03/30/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||


NY coronavirus death toll jumps as Cuomo delays presidential primary
[NYPOST] New York’s coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
corpse count jumped by 209 Saturday, according to Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo, who announced the state’s presidential primary election will be moved to June 23 amid the worsening crisis.

The state’s death count climbed to 728, up from 519 on Friday, the governor said.

And the number of infected jolted to 52,318, an increase from the day before by 7,681, he said.
728÷52318 = 1.3% death rate, which is pretty good compared to worldwide averages
Earlier Saturday, the city said the total for the five boroughs was 29,158, with 517 dead. The data show that residents of the Big Apple are dying every 9.5 minutes.

The presidential primary was originally scheduled for April 28, and will now be linked to elections for congressional and legislative elections previously scheduled on that date.

"I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote," the governor said.

State election officials asked for the move on Tuesday.

The state is also delaying the tax filing deadline to July 15, matching the move on the federal level, he said.

Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  down to 82 deaths on Sunday 29 March per Worldometer (from 200+ on 28 March per same)
Posted by: lord garth || 03/30/2020 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  down to 82 deaths on Sunday 29 March per Worldometer

Doctors been prescribing Hydroxychloroquine and Z-Pak the past few days? FDA just officially approved it for the Wuhan Flu.
Posted by: Hupaiting Ulelet8252 || 03/30/2020 1:40 Comments || Top||

#3  US average day-to-day increase in reported infections since March 12 is a bit over 30%. Despite a large increase in testing - and therefor discovered asymptomatic infections, and the far higher growth rate in NYC, the national day-to-day increase appears to have peaked around March 19 and fallen to less than 20% most recently. That probably means that what we are doing is working, slowly, but what happens when we stop doing it? We cannot keep doing it indefinitely.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/30/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  revised worldometer shows 180 deaths in NY yesterday (29 March) because of late reports

unless revised again that would still be down from the 209 on 28 March
Posted by: lord garth || 03/30/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  So, Mr. Cuomo, is America great yet?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/30/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  He is so running for President! Today's presser was clearly the opening salvo of "above politics" and the Dem strategy of dumping the fatally flawed SloJoe and pressing Cuomo into service to "save the nation" and follow the middle road Klobuchar was trying desperately to open. Watch for the hints of the likely VP candidates and public commentary to pander to his emergence.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/30/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||


Pelosi: As Trump ‘Fiddles People Are Dying’ of Coronavirus
[BREITBART] Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union," House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
(D-CA) described president Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
of fiddling while people died of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
Pelosi said, "First let me say how sad it is that even since the president’s signing of the bill, the number of deaths reported has doubled from 1,000 to 2,000 in our country. This is such a very, very sad time for us. We should be taking every precaution. The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it ‐ his continued delay in getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly. Now the best thing to do would be to prevent more loss of life rather than open things up because we just don’t know. We have to have testing, testing, testing. That’s what we said from the start before we can evaluate what the nature of it is in some of these other regions as well. I don’t know what the purpose of that is. I don’t know what the scientists are saying to him. I don’t know what the scientists said to him, when did this president know about this, and what did he know? What did he know, and when did he know it? That’s for an after-action review. But as the president fiddles, people are dying."
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So far, as far as I know, all the shortages of equipment have not yet materialized, so no one has died in the manner in which the cow claims.

I'd be inclined to ask how many small businesses will go bankrupt due to the delay in the bi-partisan Senate bill, while she fiddled with the green new deal wet dream?

$25 million for the Kennedy Center in D.C., and they lay off 96 musicians the next day. Not what anyone expected!
Posted by: Bobby || 03/30/2020 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  they lay off 96 musicians

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/30/2020 3:28 Comments || Top||

#3  What a POS.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/30/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Despicable. Vile.

Lady Haw-Haw.
Posted by: Lex || 03/30/2020 8:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Meanwhile she delayed votes on relief bills so the left can run ads complaining about Trump delaying the relief bills.

This waste of oxygen is just pure evil. And I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't think she realizes how close she is to realing pissing the working Californian off and getting introduced to a lamp pole.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/30/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Weren't these same people calling Trump a racist for banning air travel from China 2 months ago? What would she have done differently? Fucking senile old bat - she changes her opinion like I change my socks.
Posted by: Raj || 03/30/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#7  What-a-schmuck. She and the House could have been doing something other than investing all their time and efforts into trying to investigate Trump in the phony Mueller investigation. When the Mueller investigation flopped, they doubled-down on stupidity and came up with the jury-rigged star chamber sham House Intelligence Committee investigation and subsequent kangaroo court impeachment trial based on nada. The people ought to be able to sue all these jerks for obstruction of justice, malpractice in Congress, incompetence, sedition and treason.

And hasn't the House and the Dems done a wonderful job in dealing with the Corona virus (sarc). How many people died as the result of their fiddlings?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/30/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#8  In Late February, Nancy Pelosi Encouraged Large Groups to Congregate in Chinatown
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/30/2020 19:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Let's try it again:

In Late February, Nancy Pelosi Encouraged Large Groups to Congregate in Chinatown

Twitter vid @ link.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/30/2020 19:51 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ you did fine
Posted by: Frank G || 03/30/2020 21:17 Comments || Top||


NOLA Mayor: Who Knew Mardi Gras Should Have Been Canceled?
Obviously not her.
[HOTAIR] Louisiana is developing into a hot spot for the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic, in particular, the city of New Orleans. As the Crescent City’s numbers grow and panic sets in, Mayor LaToya Cantrell finds herself under fire. Friday she was pushing back on accusations that she should have acted to cancel Mardi Gras.

John wrote about the mayor’s response to criticism and pointed out that at the time Mardi Gras kicked off, most cancellations of big events across the country had not begun. We didn’t know what we didn’t know, and that includes elected officials in charge of cities across America.
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss.
Posted by: newc || 03/30/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Never mind, according to Rice, most of the population shouldn't be vulnerable to a respiratory disease.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/30/2020 3:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Rice? Susan Rice or epithet for chinee?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/30/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Ann
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/30/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#5  well, she didnt have any school busses to flood and that makes a better graphic for the short attention voter than beads and boobs; i guess
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 03/30/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#6  It's Trump's fault because he didn't make her cancel it.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/30/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#7  The Mardi Gras hasn't been safe to go to for years. I get the feeling there will be few tears shed if there is a die out there.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 03/30/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#8  re: #6 - Glenmore, if Trump had ORDERED her to cancel it, the Democrats would have attacked him for being a dictator.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/30/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Paul Krugman rides again
[Red State] - At a time of pandemic, with a lot of things feeling kind of up in the air and not really knowing how things might shake out, it’s good to know that there are certain principles of life that we can always fall back on.

One of the most basic is that Paul Krugman is always wrong.

So when he says worry, take cheer, dear readers, because that means recovery must be on the horizon.

Here he is being wrong, once again, claiming our response is the worst in the world, because Orange Man Bad.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/30/2020 01:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rides again? Hell, he's too short to get on the horse.
Posted by: Matt || 03/30/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
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Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
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  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
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  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
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