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-War on Police-
Minneapolis City Council Members Want To Abolish The Police
[Alpha News] "Several of us on the council are working on finding out, what it would take to disband the MPD," says Steve Fletcher, a member of the 13-person assembly that serves as the legislative branch of Minneapolis government.
Of course they do (we really need to expand our library of dumbass pics....)
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually, we will need 10-12 cities trying this "experiment" before the message emerges.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Minneapolis on track to becoming the next Detroit.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#3  And getting there faster than Detroit did, Abu.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/03/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Fine, make sure that the city council gets no police protection and if their homes are broken into, the Dispatchers should tell them, "Call your friends in Antifa."
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/03/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Where's bitter old lefty f*ck Garrison Keillor?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#6  But when a Somali pig (cop) shoots an innocent white woman, crickets.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Cool it with the "pig" comments, Clem. I don't know you but it diminishes you in my eyes every time you use it
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#8  So, Little Mogadishu to become Big Mogadishu. Cool. You guys deserve it. You voted for it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  I thought government is not a suicide pact. Maybe dem led govts are.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/03/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#10  When I moved here they told me DFL stood for Democratic Farmers and Laborers. I was pretty sure it actually meant Dirty F'ing Liars. I was wrong, turns out it really means Dumb F'ers League.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 15:06 Comments || Top||

#11  All doubts erased: this is the political wing, and BLM-Antifa is the strike force, of an anarchist insurrection.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||

#12  "Fergeson effect? Hold my beer..." Minneapolis City Council Member Steve Fletcher
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 15:28 Comments || Top||

#13  Minneapolis City Council Members Want To Abolish The Police

I think this is a good idea.
Not because I hate Minneapolis, or because I believe the citizens will rise up as one, the better angels of their nature triumphant, and become that shining city on a hill. Nah, my money is on Mogadishu, but with more crime and violence.

But I'm a big fan of the scientific method and abolishing the police would be a most interesting experiment. And it would give us a data point, so when someone says how do you know abolishing the police won't work, we can point at the wreckage of Minneapolis and say "We tried it".
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 20:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Wekk the first thing you need to do is remove all police and security guards from City Hall, and your private residences for a year.... And no going around armed either! Live the message!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/03/2020 20:24 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
TASS and Reuters MERGE!
Reuters is currently a paid FACT CHECKER for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube so now TASS is checking them for accuracy!

Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Russian collaboration?
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  In Truth, there is no news. In News, there is no truth.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 0:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Out of the 'closet'? I would've bet a dollar it was Babylon Bee, but it's so hard to tell these days!
Posted by: Bobby || 06/03/2020 0:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Bad translation. Should have read not merge but copulate
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 1:10 Comments || Top||

#5  The truth is stranger than fiction.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Next they'll merge with Xinhua.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

Treasury IG: 879,000 High-Income Earners Didn’t File Tax Returns
According to the Treasury Dept. IG.

Note: this not saying they filed but used legal methods to reduce or eliminate their taxes owed. It says they skipped filing altogether. The full IG report is included at the end of the article.
[LidBlog] Liberals are almost right when they say the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes. Truth is, SOME of the rich didn’t pay their fair share of taxes—because they didn’t file tax returns. A report by the Treasury Dept. inspector general reveals that from fiscal years 2014 through 2016, about 879,000 high-income Americans did not file taxes, and the IRS didn’t even go after them for their aggregate taxes due of $45.7 billion. High-income nonfilers.

The report breaks down the 879K as follows (the bullet points were taken from the report embedded below):

  • The IRS did not work 369,180 high-income nonfilers, with an estimated tax due of $20.8 billion. Of the 369,180 high-income nonfilers, 326,579 were not placed in inventory to be selected for work, and 42,601 were closed out of the inventory without ever being worked.

  • In addition, the remaining 510,235 high-income nonfilers, totaling estimated tax due of $24.9 billion, are sitting in one of the Collection function’s inventory streams and will likely not be pursued as resources decline.

  • The IRS removed high-income nonfiler cases from inventory, resulting in 37,217 cases totaling $3.2 billion in estimated tax dollars

The IG seems to scold the IRS at the very beginning of the report:

  • The intentional failure to file Federal tax returns is a crime. Nonfiling of tax returns can also be subject to civil fraud penalties.2 In the past, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has focused on the tax compliance of high-income individuals because their noncompliance can have a significant corrosive effect on tax administration. Intentional nonfiling of tax returns by those with significant financial resources and sophistication is a brazen form of noncompliance.

  • According to IRS procedures, high-income nonfiler cases present a high compliance risk; therefore, these should typically be selected for review and issued a notice. Pursuing nonfilers is one of the IRS’s most efficient enforcement strategies because issuing nonfiler notices can be a cost-effective tool that requires little more than automated notices. Previous IRS research studies from decades ago noted that at that time, the IRS pursued most nonfiler leads. However, with some exceptions, that no longer appears to be the case.

  • The top 100 highest-earning nonfiling individuals in each of the three years collectively owe $10 billion. In 99 of those 300 cases, the IRS did not even place the case into the investigation inventory and 44 were closed without any effort to work them. The remaining 157 cases were technically in the queue, but IRS conceded it was unlikely to work them due to a decline in available resources.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The IRS did not work 369,180 high-income nonfilers, with an estimated tax due of $20.8 billion. Of the 369,180 high-income nonfilers, 326,579 were not placed in inventory to be selected for work, and 42,601 were closed out of the inventory without ever being worked.

But it's so haaard.

As per usual, the organs will only go after the easiest targets.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  and will likely not be pursued as resources decline.

Sure as hell not through a reduction in forcer - still around 80,000 last I checked, all of them still getting paid as they still refuse to take my phone calls.

The only thing they have going for them here - no tax return means the statute of limitations hasn't run let. Jeez - it's not difficult to go get this money.

The sadder (but not surprising) part of this - the utter lack of interest by IRS employees. I'd give up my practice for 5% commission and turn me loose for five years; I could retire a multi-millionaire in about two years.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 0:37 Comments || Top||

#3  It is most likely the same people year over year. It is tough to give up that extra 30-40 percent each year. Additionally if you owe the IRS a few thousand they want it all plus penalties. If you owe the IRS millions they usually settle for pennies on the dollar. So if you are going to cheat, cheat big!
Posted by: Airandee || 06/03/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Only the ones who have made political contributions to the "wrong" side will get any attention.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#5  If you owe the IRS millions they usually settle for pennies on the dollar.

Offers in compromise are, generally speaking, difficult to get the IRS to consent to. The two stated criteria for relief are doubt as to liability and doubt as to collectability. In this case there is a third criteria - the ability for them to use high priced lawyers / CPA's to 'create' a suitable condition for relief. Also - OIC lawyers (like my tax lawyer colleague, Matt M.) can do this simply by knowing and being familiar with OIC staff (i.e., cut deals). I don't know how prevalent that last part is but we're pretty sure it happens.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#6  2014 to 2016 so I assume it was when Lois Lerner was working so hard on the Tea Party.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Al Sharpton?
Posted by: gorb || 06/03/2020 22:01 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Brakes on a Plame
[WFB] Ex-CIA operative and prominent anti-Semite defeated in congressional primary. Valerie Plame's congressional bid came to an end on Tuesday when the former CIA operative, who has battled accusations of anti-Semitism and carpet bagging, was defeated in a Democratic primary.

Plame finished second in a field of seven candidates battling to replace outgoing congressman Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.), who is running for Senate. Local attorney and activist Teresa Leger Fernandez won the race with 42.6 percent of the vote, nearly doubling Plame's 23.1 percent total as the AP called the race early Wednesday morning.

Plame was the only candidate in the race with a national political profile. Her campaign launch video played up her career as a CIA agent and falsely accused former George W. Bush official Scooter Libby of blowing her cover.

Having decamped to New Mexico from Washington, D.C. in 2006, Plame battled accusations of carpet bagging. It did not help that her campaign was fueled predominantly by out-of-state donors, including several Hollywood celebrities and the Holocaust denier Pete McCloskey. Ultimately, roughly 89 percent of her contributions came from outside New Mexico, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Prior to her congressional run, Plame made national headlines in 2017 when she shared on Twitter an article from a discredited anti-Semitic website arguing that "America's Jews are driving America's wars." The story she shared, from Unz Review, asked, "Shouldn't [American Jews] recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?"

After urging critics to read to the end of the article, she ultimately apologized, saying that she was in the midst of a move and had merely "skimmed" the piece herself.

A spokesman for the Republican Jewish Coalition, Neil Strauss, celebrated Plame's defeat but expressed concern that Democratic leadership "supported an anti-Semite."

"Valerie Plame has frequently trafficked in and promoted anti-Semitic messages. The fact that prominent Democrats and celebrities, Chuck Schumer chief among them, chose to support her in a crowded field shows that Democrats aren't committed to combating left wing anti-Semitism," Strauss told the Washington Free Beacon.

The Plame campaign received multiple donations, totaling $1,550, from McCloskey, a former California congressman, who has referred to the Nazi murder of six million European Jews as the "so-called Holocaust."

Both Plame and Leger Hernandez enjoyed the the backing of big-spending outside groups. VoteVets, a liberal group largely funded by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) Senate Majority PAC, endorsed Plame, while Legar Fernandez received endorsements from a number of prominent liberal groups including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Leger Fernandez is favored to win the general election in November. The third district has not sent a Republican to Washington since 1997, and Luján won his 2018 race by nearly 30 points.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 11:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She can go write for Unz Review.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#2  former CIA operative

Wife of overseas US Ambassador enjoying black passport diplomatic immunity. Embassy Chief of Station employee possibly. Operative, very doubtful. Such horseshi*.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 12:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Our gummint exists to make jobs for people like Val. That's the whole story.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Teresa Leger Fernandez

With a name like that in New Mexico, you didn't have a chance.

Leger Fernandez is favored to win the general election in November. The third district has not sent a Republican to Washington since 1997

If you play nice. If you play hard and the planned parenthood/abortion card to the Roman Catholic community, the media will denounce you, but you actually stand a good chance to taking the seat.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

#5  I heard she just licked envelopes for spooks,,,
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/03/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

Confusion, missing ballots as eight U.S. states vote during coronavirus pandemic
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I still think it's a great idea, because the USPS never loses anything.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Are there going to be a slew of mail-in votes found at the last minute in the names of Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and the newly arisen dead?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Mostly in the Democrat-run districts, JQC.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/03/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  How are they accounting for missing ballots ?
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/03/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ By sending out "replacements."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  I used mail in last mid-term and have no idea if it got thru or not...SO CAL BTW...
Going back to polls next time..
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/03/2020 14:37 Comments || Top||

#7  You might be able to find out if you voted. There’s a record.
Posted by: Klem Kadiddlehopper || 06/03/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

George W. Bush praises protesters who ‘march for a better future'
[Market Watch] That’s former President George W. Bush, who addressed the protests sweeping the nation on Tuesday and decried America’s "tragic failures."

Bush said he and his wife, Laura, are "anguished" by the death of George Floyd and "disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country."

"It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country," Bush said in a statement. "The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving. Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place."

The 43rd president said the racism that was at the root of the Civil War is again threatening the Union, and said those in American history who have fought the hardest for equality often reveal "the nation’s disturbing bigotry and exploitation — stains on our character sometimes difficult for the American majority to examine."

Bush called for Americans to show empathy and compassion on the path to lasting and equal justice. "There is a better way — the way of empathy, and shared commitment, and bold action, and a peace rooted in justice," he said.

Bush did not mention President Donald Trump in his statement, but his words were in stark contrast to the bellicose and inflammatory rhetoric that has been used by Trump, who on Tuesday goaded governors to call up the National Guard, tweeting "The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 02:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How the WOT was lost.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Spot the globalist rentier.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/03/2020 3:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Dubya, the new darling of the Left...and also a card-carrying member of the Deep State.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||

#4  March for a better future

Do Lemmings Really Commit Mass Suicide? | Britannica
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#5  He has become a major loser in my book.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/03/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Big time.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

"Islam is Peace."
President George W. Bush, 9/17/2001

The battered wife syndrome is strong with this one.

Also see GWB's non-reaction to the shooting of Justine Damond.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/03/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#8  I sued to cringe and shake my head when Mercer attacked him in her columns. I was wrong.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Bush + Soetoro.... When in our history have we had such a back-to-back, 16-year run of incompetent nincompoop presidents as these two?

Even Fillmore and Buchanan served only one term each.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:19 Comments || Top||

#10  What a useless idiot-- something that began to be apparent when he uttered the words, "Islam is a religion of peace."

The only kind thing I can say about him anymore is that he was probably a better choice for President than Al Gore or John Kerry. Probably.
Posted by: Dave D. || 06/03/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Even Bill Clinton had more fortitude and clarity of mind than these weasels. What is wrong with our elite society that it produces such cringeworthy little shits as these two (plus the likes of Biden Romney Warren Harris Pelosi Schiff Rubio et al)?

There must be a structural, institutional reason for it. Is it connected to the abolition of the draft in 1973?
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#12  I voted for "W" twice. Who else was there to vote for? Al Gore? John Kerry? Not vote? At the time, Deepstater "W" was the lesser of three evils. Not sure about that now. He's part of the hair in the butter.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#13  W. himself said the plan was Bushes and Clintons forever. That's out the window now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#14  Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is a perceptible difference between marching for a better future and looting a shopping mall.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#15  Well, malls are done, but looting them isn't the way to get to the next stage of the commercial retail story.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:15 Comments || Top||

#16  Reagan making Bush Sr his VP was where the GOP went wrong. Hopefully their country club nonsense will be rooted out totally and replaced with working class folks.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#17  The era of Bush, Romney and McCain is over. The only question is, will Trump nudge things in the correct direction or not.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#18  The ones we need to watch out for now are Rubio, Thune, Lee and Sasse.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#19  When W ran against Gore I voted for W because I thought it was a no brainer. But by the time he ran against Kerry I'd had enough of him. In the end I voted for Bush because I couldn't stand the sight of Kerry's wife, otherwise I would have voted for a third party candidate. I understand that's a flimsy reason to cast a vote but it was all I had.

Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

#20  Tuh-ray-za. Her son Chris is a Biden crony.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 13:07 Comments || Top||

#21  Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is a perceptible difference between marching for a better future and looting a shopping mall.

Well said, SteveS. But I think we need to pay more attention to the fine points. Surely Bush knows the difference but he's one of too many people these days who deliberately ignore the fine points because of their ulterior motives.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#22  JohnQC, voting for the lesser of two evils (or the tepid vs the evil) has been the way of the world since Reagan. Is Pence up to the task in 2024? I hope so.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#23  Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is a perceptible difference between marching for a better future and looting a shopping mall.

Lulz, only if you're sentient
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

#24  Bush was president for 8 years. Why didn't he do something about it?
Posted by: Tom || 06/03/2020 14:30 Comments || Top||

#25  Bush allowed that Frank/Dodd real estate abomination to go through for fear of being called racist even though he knew it would cause havoc later. Cowardly move that one.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||

#26  I should have voted for Goldwater in '64...Viet Nam would be glass and....
Posted by: crazyhorse || 06/03/2020 14:43 Comments || Top||

#27  crazyhorse, I remember a fellow saying in 1968 "They told me if I voted for Goldwater in 64, there would be half a million men in Viet Nam, and rioting in streets. But I followed my conscience and voted for him anyway. And sure enough, today there are half a million men in Viet Nam, and rioting in the streets."
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/03/2020 16:20 Comments || Top||

#28  Goldwater could not possibly have been worse than LBJ.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

#29  I was naive enough to think Bush would have us "exit Iraq"...THRU IRAN...once that fantasy wore off, I saw him for the worthless suit in a fancy office that he was. "War on Terror" my ass.
Posted by: Crusader || 06/03/2020 19:09 Comments || Top||

#30  Bush enjoys a coup - asshole
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 21:10 Comments || Top||

#31  In 2000, I actually wanted Gore to win; not because I was a Dem, but because I had a feeling that the Clinton "holiday from history" would be followed by a major crisis.

I wanted Gore to have to be the one to deal with that mess.


In 2004, I voted Bush, because solid poo with some undigested grains inside of it is marginally better than the diarrhea spread that was Kerry.

And here we are.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 21:48 Comments || Top||

US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell resigns from post
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The US ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job.

Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next.

While no reason was given for Grenell’s resignation, it has been widely speculated that he may join US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
’s re-election campaign.

Trump named Grenell ambassador to Germany in April 2018. He quickly drew the ire of many in Germany with his outspoken views — often expressed via social media — though German officials largely held back criticism of their close ally’s envoy.

A front man for the US embassy in Berlin said that in keeping with normal practice, Deputy Chief of Mission Robin Quinville would become the charge d’affaires until a new ambassador is confirmed.

Quinville joined the US diplomatic service in 1988, with stations including Vienna, Brussels, Cyprus, London and Baghdad.

"The US Mission in Germany continues to work on the administration’s foreign policy priorities," said embassy front man Joseph Giordono-Scholz.

Among Grenell’s top priorities was trying to get Germany to spend more on defense, in line with its NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
pledges, cracking down on Lebanese Hezbollah’s activity in Germany and opposing the construction of a pipeline bringing Russian natural gas to Germany.

Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sure sounds like Trump has plans for him. Hope so...breath of fresh air in the District of Criminals.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  FBI Director ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Seconded. Clean house-- and smash BLM-Antifa.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

New York Attorney General says she will go to court to stop Donald Trump deploying military to the state
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Letitia James vows to fight Trump's plans to deploy military across US states

  • 'The president of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump does not and will not dominate New York', the state's Attorney General said

  • President Donald Trump declared himself the 'law and order president'

  • As he spoke law enforcement officials used tear gas to clear out protesters

  • Trump and his staff then walked to a nearby church so he could do a photo-op

  • Trump told governors on Monday that they need to 'dominate' the riots

  • He called for arresting, incarcerating those who incite violence, destruction
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm pretty sure she can't do shit about that.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Another state demanding a big federal bailout. Start the process by subtracting every cent they have spent fighting the federal government in court.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 0:53 Comments || Top||

#3  May Pres Trump everyday remind New Yorkers and the nation that the NY Democrats own Antifa/BLM and all the destruction they cause. Just like Occupy Wall Street a few years before.
Posted by: Zorba Cheremp5391 || 06/03/2020 1:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Antifa are the armed wing of the democrat party.

Make the democrats own the damage they organised.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/03/2020 3:28 Comments || Top||

#5  How Tish James shamelessly milked the public
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 5:32 Comments || Top||

#6  I think they tried that in 1861. Didn't work.

She might want to contemplate this little part of the Constitution -

No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 7:10 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ A juicy little blurb. But, the GOP won't do anything.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Fortunately, the Don is not GOP.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#9  Still waiting for orange attire for Hillary, too.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Democrats at War

A major party joins the enemy.
Posted by: A. Sources || 06/03/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#11  She'd rather let NYC burn. Then she'd blame Trump for it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm pretty sure Trump isn't going to send in troops without the buy-in from the Gov. He's pushing them to do something and suggesting Trump might do something will usually get liberals to do something else. That leaves them with (a) Cracking down themselves (b) letting their cities burn. So far they've chosen option B.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 14:35 Comments || Top||

#13  "Hey, I tried, but your Democrat Gov/AG fought against it, so they went to States who asked"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

Joe Biden Appears to Blame Police for Riots: They ‘Escalate Tension’
[BREITBART] Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'...
blamed police for "escalating[ing] tension" across the nation in a speech delivered Tuesday in Philadelphia’s city hall to respond to President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
’s nationwide crackdown on violent protest and looting.

Biden spoke on the morning after protests over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, had once again erupted into violence and looting in many cities.

Biden criticized violent protest, but also blamed police:

There’s no place for violence, no place for looting or destroying property or burning churches or destroying businesses, many of them built by the very people of color who are [for] the first time in their lives are beginning to realize their dreams and build wealth for their families. Nor is it acceptable for our police, sworn to protect and serve all people, to escalate tension, resort to excessive violence. We need to distinguish between legitimate, peaceful protests and opportunistic violent destruction.

It was not immediately clear what Biden meant, though the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

claimed, inaccurately, on Sunday that police had responded to protests with greater force.

In many cities, in fact, many residents complained that police had retreated in the face of widespread looting and destruction in Santa Monica, Philadelphia, and other cities.

The Trump campaign responded to Biden’s speech by accusing him of "stand[ing] with the rioters," noting that Biden’s staff had paid the bail for several people who had been arrested by the police during the festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Run along, CornPop.
Back to yer basement and take yer meds.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  The FOP crowd will still vote for him, because they are union members fist.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  people of color who are [for] the first time in their lives are beginning to realize their dreams and build wealth for their families.

Actually this was off to a very good start in the 1950s and 1960s with the civil rights movement...then something happened.
Posted by: Tom || 06/03/2020 14:32 Comments || Top||

#4  They signed onto the Gubbamint welfare/Victimhood train with LBJ
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

George Floyd family attorney says Biden to attend funeral
[FOXNEWS] The attorney for George Floyd’s family said Tuesday that former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'...
is expected to attend the funeral service next week in Houston, Texas for the Minneapolis man who died in police custody.

Ben Crump, the attorney for Floyd’s family, announced details of Floyd’s memorial services—one set in Minneapolis this Thursday, North Carolina on Saturday, and Houston on Monday--during an interview with "Team Roc" on Tuesday.

Crump said that the funeral will be in Houston next Tuesday at 11 a.m.

"We understand that Vice President Biden will be in attendance," Crump said Tuesday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's see if he remembers who he's supposed to eulogize....
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  "George Floyd was a friend of mine when I was a pool guard in 1917"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Lunchbox Joe desperately hustling votes?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  There's got to be a clip out there somewhere with the Hildebeeste and Plugs speaking jive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Next, he'll be standing on a street corner selling girl scout cookies, fast talking for votes and sniffing little girl's hair. (Parents, hide your children).
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Nothing sez tribal 'entitlement nation' better than the honoring of a convicted felon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#7  He'll fondle some black children and the media value of the event will be ruined.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Working girls in West Hollywood have more class than this senile pervert.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/03/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Farrakahn gonna be there too?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Let's see if he remembers who he's supposed to eulogize....

$5 on Boy George.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/03/2020 16:54 Comments || Top||

#11  "Pink, er Black Floyd"
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 17:05 Comments || Top||

#12  "They all gonna put you in Chainszzzzzzz but Trump is the fear monger"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 19:07 Comments || Top||

#13  Any bets on whether Sniffy ends up singing an old Tom Lehrer song at the funeral?

"Lloyd George knew my father,
Father knew Lloyd George"__ (repeats 100 times)
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 19:58 Comments || Top||

#14  "Lloyd George knew my father,
Father knew Lloyd George

OK, I give up. I've been trying to keep that song out of my head for a week now. It's obviously hopeless.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#15  He'll probably be wondering why George doesn't want to talk with him.
Posted by: gorb || 06/03/2020 21:58 Comments || Top||

Left splitting in two: Cuomo calls DeBlasio a "disgrace," says that he can "displace" him and "take over the Mayor's job."
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cuomo doesn't have the balls to do it; I know it and you know it.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe he can have DuhBlahzero declared incompetent and sent to a nursing home.

Wink wink nudge nudge.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 1:24 Comments || Top||

#3  If nothing else it shows Cuomo the Arch-Weasel, ever-solicitous of his image, sensing that the winds are shifting, blowback has arrived and that he therefore needs to quickly get upwind of Wilhelm.

Doesn't do f-all to help the poor tormented citizens of New York, however.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Icepicks for everyone.... (Trotsky reference)
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 You makes your choices
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Tried posting twice but no post. ??????
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Look for questionable words
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Is there a list? Is Democr@ps a naughty word? I used absolutely no bad words.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#9  Just try changing something.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#10  If the Rantburg spam filter eats your post, hit the browser back button and your comment will still be in edit mode. Edit the naughty/spammy words and try again and again.
Posted by: Hupiger Whoting8374 || 06/03/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#11  The list is known only to Fred, Clem. OPSEC versus spammers necessitates it. ;-) I suspect it sometimes picks up words that contain a letter sequence on the forbidden list, because computers are literal, but that’s just a guess. Not being swamped with hundreds of spams is worth a little inconvenience.

Hupiger Whoting8374 lays out the technique I use, too.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#12  Doesn't do f-all to help the poor tormented citizens of New York, however.

They voted for them. Let them enjoy it, good and hard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#13  So many Trotskys running around thinking they're going to get to be Stalin. So many Ernst Rohms thinking they're going to get to be furher...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/03/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#14  If you are writing an epic screed, copy and paste to a notepad or word processing program is you friend.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#15  There can be only one vozhd.

For everyone else, you either die a People's Hero or live long enough to see yourself become a wrecker.

Yes, I'm mixing my franchises.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#16  Is there a list? Is Democr@ps a naughty word? I used absolutely no bad words.

Perhaps it wasn't Rantworthy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

#17  snowy mountain hit the nail on the head
Posted by: Chris || 06/03/2020 21:48 Comments || Top||

#18  So many Trotskys running around thinking they're going to get to be Stalin. So many Ernst Rohms thinking they're going to get to be furher...

Spot. On.
Posted by: Secret Master || 06/03/2020 23:05 Comments || Top||

#19  A. Cuomo: all hat and no cattle.

Fredo: No hat no cattle
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/03/2020 23:34 Comments || Top||

#20  @ #16 - You're a f'in jerk.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 23:56 Comments || Top||

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