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-Lurid Crime Tales-
The Biden family rap sheet: How Joe's relatives have been busted for drug possession, credit card theft, fights with the NYPD and multiple DUIs - but have never served time
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Caroline Biden, 33, was arrested last August for driving under the influence and driving without a license in Philadelphia suburb, according to a report

  • In 2018, she was sentenced to two years probation by a Manhattan court for using a credit card to buy more than $100,000 worth of beauty products

  • In 2013, Caroline Biden, the daughter of Joe Biden's younger brother, James, was arrested for fighting her roommate after she was asked to pay rent

  • Despite lengthy history of run-ins with the law, no member of the Biden family has served time in prison

  • Frank Biden, Joe Biden's youngest brother, has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence and theft

  • Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley Biden, 39, was arrested when she was a freshman in college for possession of marijuana

  • Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, 50, was cited for drug possession in 1988. He's also reported to be subject of investigations into alleged money laundering
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2020 09:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hunter got booted from the Navy Reserve, if I recall...pee came up hot. Maybe done on purpose...no money in the USN Reserve; lots of money in UKR & PRC.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Phoenix Mayor Lied About Morgues Bringing In 'Refrigerator Trucks' To Store Overflow COVID Bodies
[Zero Hedge] As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Maricopa County climbed to new highs late this week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego appeared on MSNBC Friday morning for an interview with Chuck Todd and Katy Tur to discuss the situation in the state, which has moved to close bars, and rollback other reopening measures to combat the outbreak.

During the interview, Gallego claimed that the county's public health agency had just put in an order for refrigerated trucks because they were running out of space in the morgue.

"Maricopa County, which is our county public health agency, just announced that they're going to be getting refrigerated trucks because the Abrazo health care system has run out of morgue beds," Gallego said.

Hours later, as the mayor's comments started proliferating through the media, representatives for the hospital system called and complained that the mayor's comment wasn't true, despite the fact that she made the claim - seemingly with a high degree of certainty - on a popular cable new show.

Spokesman Keith Jones told azcentral.com that Abrazo hospitals have "adequate morgue space."

Here's the story: Phoenix and the rest of the state have been asked to implement their emergency plans to prepare for possible COVID-19 overloads.

Part of the plan, Jones said, was to proactively make sure there would be enough morgue space. So the hospital system ordered refrigerated storage weeks ago, but they have yet to be deployed.

"At this point, it is not needed," Jones said.

Of course, it's not difficult to imagine why Gallego made such a specious - and, some might argue, alarmist - claim:

Democrats in the state believe they need to discredit Gov Doug Ducey's COVID-19 response if they want to succeed in flipping John McCain's old Senate seat, currently occupied by Republican Senator Martha McSally, on Nov. 3.

The special election is being held to find a permanent successor to the former presidential candidate and longtime Republican Senator.

For some reason, we couldn't find the video of the interview on YouTube.

Update - we found it on Twitter...

Phoenix Mayor Gallego says Maricopa Co. has requested refrigerated trucks because one health system in the region has run out of morgue beds. pic.twitter.com/uCeHfzjjLk
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 10, 2020
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For some reason, we couldn't find the video of the interview on YouTube.

I guess they can put it back up now.
Posted by: gorb || 07/12/2020 3:54 Comments || Top||

#2  It's been a while (like, never) since I've seen anything on MSNBC described as popular.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 7:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like a re-run of the UK's popup hospitals to cope with the expected surge of sick and ended up being a complete white elephant.

NHS Nightingale Hospitals

The first of these hospitals to open was the NHS Nightingale Hospital London, which was officially opened on 3 April. As of 5 May 2020, six of the seven planned hospitals had opened, and by the following month all had been placed on standby.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||





#8  ^Spokesman Keith Jones told azcentral.com that Abrazo hospitals have “adequate morgue space.”
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Clarence Thomas’ wife denounces town’s Black Lives Matter sign
[NYPOST] Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the prominent conservative activist married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recently denounced a DC-area Black Lives Matter banner.Black Lives Matter is a "Trojan Horse" for "mob rule" and "cultural revolution," Ginni Thomas wrote in a June 24 email to Clifton, Virginia, officials, the Washington Post reports.

Thomas, who is white but whose husband is the only black Supreme Court justice, is influential in her own right in DC and in White House meetings has pushed President Trump to pick more conservative aides.

Thomas objected to a banner that reads "Welcome to Clifton where Black Lives Matter," which was installed after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Unrest following Floyd’s death included arson and widespread looting near the White House.

"BLM is a bit of a dangerous Trojan Horse and they are catching well-meaning people into dangerous posturing that can invite mob rule and property looting," Ginni Thomas wrote in her email.

"Let’s not be tricked into joining cause with radical hard boyz seeking to foment a cultural revolution because they hate America."

Clifton is a small town that’s about a 45-minute drive southwest of Washington. The town’s mayor, independent William Hollaway, told the Washington Post his decision to hang the banner was "the biggest controversy we’ve seen in many years."
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Pull it down and put "All Lives especially Blue Lives matter!"
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2020 14:25 Comments || Top||


Economy
Trump Admin Tells Minnesota Governor To Get Bent Over $16 Million Aid Request Following Riots
[Zero Hedge] The Trump administration has denied a request by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) for $16 million in federal aid to help rebuild widespread damage in Minneapolis caused by rioters protesting the death of George Floyd.

Late Friday, Walz spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the July 2 federal aid request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was denied.

"The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support," said Tschann in a statement. "As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through."

Over 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism following Floyd's death on May 25 while in police custody. According to Walz, over $500 million in damages ensued.

Many small businesses and grocery stores, pharmacies and post offices were damaged during the unrest. In his letter to FEMA, Walz said what happened in the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death was the second most destructive incident of civil unrest in U.S. history, after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

The Walz administration conducted a preliminary damage assessment that found nearly $16 million of eligible damages related to fires. The federal funds would have been used to reimburse local governments for repairs and debris removal. -Star Tribune

On Thursday, Republican Rep. Tim Emmer (MN) sent a letter to President Trump asking for a "thorough and concurrent review" of how state officials handled the civil unrest so that "every governor, mayor and local official can learn from our experiences."

"If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again," wrote Emmer.

"Current damage estimates are now five times their original projections, but the extent of the destruction cannot be calculated solely in dollars and cents," continues Emmer's letter. "Thousands of livelihoods have been permanently disrupted, future economic development plans have been derailed as businesses reconsider investing in and around the Twin Cities, and numerous public lifelines for the community have been cut leaving Minnesotans searching for alternative means of care for their families.

"To date there have been no federal analysis of the actions that were - or were not - taken by local and state officials to prevent one of the most destructive episodes of civil unrest in our nation's history."
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6546 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  We know that Minnesota is considered a Dem/Socialist stronghold, but I was somewhat surprised to see that the numbers were rather close in 2016.

So, being an election year, let's see if Trump continues to flip off Minnesota.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  would have been better to give MN the funds but put lots of conditions about requiring an independent review that assures that MN/SP has a protocol for assuring safety of public buildings and a procedure for dealing with public officials who allow rioting
Posted by: lord garth || 07/12/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  The people of MN and Minneapolis voted these clowns in. They own it. Those are the same pols who without a bat of the eye holds all antebellum white southerns as bigots and white supremacists and got what they deserved in 1865.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump's Minnesota voters were not from the Peoples Dumbocrapic Rethuglic of Minneapolis, so I don't think this move will hurt him.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Re: #2 Trump is doing this correctly.

He needs a simple slap-down not a complicated negotiation.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/12/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Behavior which is rewarded is reinforced.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Use the defunding of the police cash. You six year olds tore it up, own it.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/12/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#8  The feds need to publicly bring Out the series of events before the govt of Minnesota and the American public. It must be clear that the state officials, city councils and mayors that actions and inactions have huge consequences. The goal is to help the citizens recover but the govt has has to have the monkey on its back to comply. That means having adequate law enforcement with a mandate to enforcement of the law. This means that governors take responsibility. Serious tough love.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/12/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Is federal money free? In this case it must be the stick approach. If the state govt does not like it single them out and let he citizens know. In Portland the feds need to step in as the gov and city has failed.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/12/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||

#10  Those with losses can sue the city for compensation.
Posted by: Chunky Ebbanter9368 || 07/12/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Is Minnesota holding anyone responsible for the riots?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/12/2020 14:19 Comments || Top||

#12  White men
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

#13  2 would have been better to give MN the funds but put lots of conditions about requiring an independent review that assures that MN/SP has a protocol for assuring safety of public buildings and a procedure for dealing with public officials who allow rioting

They'd welsh on the deal in no time, and a subsequent denial of funds by Trump would be more politically painful than just saying "no" from the start.

Let's see if the administration sticks with this.
Posted by: charger || 07/12/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#14  Wasn't it John Forbes Kerry who once admonished us thusly - 'if you broke it, you bought it'? Same thing here.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||

#15  Let the White Libs who voted these POS's in pay the cost
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 17:17 Comments || Top||

#16  New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman claims to have coined the term, having used the phrase "the pottery store rule" in a February 12, 2003, column. He has said he referred to Pottery Barn specifically in speeches. According to Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell cited the rule in the summer of 2002 when warning President George W. Bush of the consequences of his planned military action in Iraq:
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

#17  Mr. Friedman has claimed a great many things over the years. Has even one proved to be true?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2020 22:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Plugs Credits Elizabeth Warren With Helping Craft His New Economic Plan
[Huffpoo] Former Vice President Joe Biden is explicitly crediting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with helping develop his new plan for rebuilding the U.S. economy, a sign that Warren has been able to influence the policy positions of the presumptive Democratic nominee as his campaign continues to vet potential vice presidential picks.
"That woman, helped with the ...you know...the thing"
"I am grateful to so many ― including my friend Elizabeth Warren, labor unions, and other progressive partners for their help in putting together this bold new set of policies aimed at healing our economy and ensuring good, dignified jobs for American workers," Biden wrote in an email to members of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a Warren-allied progressive group, that is scheduled to go out later Friday. "In the face of Donald Trump’s egregious mismanagement of the public health and economic crises, there has never been a more important moment to reinvest in good-paying jobs for workers across our country."

Biden’s plan, which he began to roll out Thursday during a speech near his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, includes $400 billion of federal procurement spending on products manufactured in the United States and a $300 billion investment in government research on electric vehicles and other advanced technologies. The Biden campaign says the spending will help create more than 5 million new jobs.

Elements of the plan are similar to proposals Warren released during the primary, including pushes to increase government procurement of American-made products. But while Warren aimed to spend $150 billion a year on clean energy technology, Biden plans to spend $300 billion on a wider variety of products.

"This money will be used purposefully to ensure all of America is in on the deal, including communities that have historically been left out — Black, brown and Native American entrepreneurs, cities and towns in every region of the country," Biden said in the speech. "This will be a mobilization of R&D and procurement investments in ways not seen since World War II."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2020 09:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Government cheese batteries.

And some wonderfully generous contributions to the dems from "battery" manufacturers.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The way the Dem’s can win this election is to draft Romney at the convention, that’s my prediction and I’m sticking to it.
Posted by: Jinerong Fillmore6336 || 07/12/2020 19:30 Comments || Top||


L.A. teachers union says schools can't reopen unless charter schools get shut down, police defunded
Open the schools and fire any teachers that refuse to do their jobs
[Just The News] They also want Medicare-for-All, a wealth tax, a federal bailout.
and a pony
A major teachers union is claiming that the re-opening of schools in its district cannot occur without several substantial policy provisions in place, including a "moratorium" on charter schools and the defunding of local police.

United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to "keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18."

The union outlined numerous major provisions it says will be necessary to reopen schools again, including sequestering students in small groups throughout the school day, providing students with masks and other forms of protective equipment, and re-designing school layouts in order to facilitate "social distancing."

Yet the union goes even farther than those requests, calling for "local support" in the form of defunded police departments and the shuttering of charter schools.

Police violence "is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people, and is a serious public health and moral issue," the union writes. The document calls on authorities to "shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing, to education and other essential needs such as housing and public health."

"Privately operated, publicly funded charter schools," meanwhile, "drain resources from district schools," the union states. The practice of "colocating" charter schools in existing structures, it continues, "adds students to campuses when we need to reduce the number of students to allow for physical distancing."

The union also demands the implementation of a federal Medicare-for-All program, several new state-level taxes on wealthy people, and a "federal bailout" of the school district.

"The benefits to restarting physical schools must outweigh the risks, especially for our most vulnerable students and school communities," the document continues.

"As it stands, the only people guaranteed to benefit from the premature physical reopening of schools amidst a rapidly accelerating pandemic are billionaires and the politicians they've purchased," it adds.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6564 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The teachers union should be taken down before this is over.
They are similar to the police union in that they allow bad teachers to continue screwing up kids. I'm glad they've put their necks on the guillotine and hope Trump pulls the cord.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/12/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Charter Schools and Their Enemies
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  If you come at the teacher's union, you best not miss.

Growing up in the Detroit 'burbs, teacher strikes were a regular thing. I liked it, meant you didn't have to go to school.

Funny thing though, public employ strikes are illegal in MI. But no judge would dare sign the back to work order because at election time, you were toast. Not just the teachers, but the teamsters, the UAW, AFSCME and all their union buddies would be voting against you, now and forever more, amen. Go ahead, sign the order. I double dog dare ya!

<#insert gratuitous plug for the Khan Academy>
It's an invaluable resource if you are home schooling or if your kid is being stifled by public school. It will expand their world.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2020 2:36 Comments || Top||

#4  It's difficult to read this shit and not get the impression that this 'teachers' union' does not give a rat's ass about teachers or students.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Half right. They don't give a shit about students.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#6  The state is sovereign. Teacher unions are not. There can never be 'equal' bartering. The illegal strikes are and were demonstrations of the surrender of those entrusted with the power and authority of the people. When the civil war gets rolling, how many are prepared to "die on that hill". A lot of 'power' is going to be sorted out rather quickly.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#7  And a lot of School Boards (you know, the ones that make the policies and appropriate the tax dollars) are controlled by a majority of teachers elected to them.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/12/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Khan Academy is great. the cynic in me thinks, as with all good things, that it will eventually be infested with leftist BS. but for now it looks to be free and clear.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/12/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Bob, the beauty of Khan's is that it's a very easy (and cheap) model to replicate. If they start playing games ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#10  White boards are another manifestation of the "systemic racism". /sarc
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Bad enough they are whiteboards. They also have white debbil knowledge written on them (sometimes).
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#12  Mozart's respond to the teacher union:

Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/12/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#13  AFT is holding your children's education hostage
Randi Weingarten: ‘No way’ schools can return this fall without more funding
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 14:44 Comments || Top||

#14  Sounds like a strike to me but the article doesn't say anything about a strike vote. My understanding is that the members have to vote for a strike. Could this be a case of the union's communist leaders getting the cart before the horse?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/12/2020 15:27 Comments || Top||

#15  Several villages are missing their .. you know, things!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/12/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#16  Bill and Melinda Gates, Bank of America were two red flags for me with Khan unless y'all think otherwise.

Still gotta be better than this.

*when the Dims wanted to take a shot at Governor Brownback, they used the teacher's union. And won. Brownback resigned early, Kobach got tied to him, and now we have some 5' tall cat collector who would be lock-step with the Call of Michigan except her OODA is closer to ADA and can't keep up.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||


#18  #17 Since we had dozens of school centered CV19 outbreaks in Israel, I'm forced to conclude that the cited article (like all anti-locker/anti-masker "science") is a piece of shit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#19  Well, of course you're right.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||

#20  ^Thank you Frank. I know it's hard to give up the belief that it's all a bad dream and things will soon return to normal. But it's the mature thing to do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 16:53 Comments || Top||

#21  Sarcasm is lost on some, but I'm only 60. Some day I'll get it. You too?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

#22  Wasn't sarcasm Frank. I was genuinely happy for you. It's hard to see an old acquaintance chose blind belief over facts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#23  I don't - Covid/WuFlu is a problem, but not a society-ending one. Shutting down the economy is both and I refuse to believe politicized science. It will likely ease up November 4th
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

#24  Never said it was society ending. On the other hand, you can't pretend that it's nothing. Incidentally, you think I invented school-based outbreaks?

p.s. To me "Lock-downs destroy the economy", "There is a 1000 asymptomatic infected for every one hospitalized - so we'll soon have herd immunity", "There is no asymptomatic transmission", "Virus only affects old people with underlying conditions", and "Gender is fluid" are all the same.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 17:46 Comments || Top||

#25  It's about the children, right? Right? /s
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/12/2020 18:31 Comments || Top||


Democrat congresswoman calls slave reparations a 'bold effort that people want to not do'
The poor darling really ought to practice breathing in and out. Anything more complex requires processing power that wasn’t designed in, and can’t be added afterward.
[JUSTTHENEWS] Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
...the clownish U.S. Representative-for-life for Texas's 18th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of inner-city Houston. She is noted for her lack of tact and intellect. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and almost its epitome...
called on Democrats to mobilize together and advocate for passage of a bill to form a commission on slave reparations, calling it a "bold effort that people want to not do."

"You must as a community ensure that the Congress moves on H.R. 40 and that is call your members of Congress to ensure they are co-sponsors," she said on Friday during a virtual town hall on "Systemic Racism Beyond Policing."

"We're the provocative legislation that people want to think twice about being on because it clearly says that something must be done about the governmental action that was done to enslave Africans and then the descendants of enslaved Africans," she added.

The Texas Democrat referred to her bill, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, as "the mother of this movement of trying to get us where we need to be."
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lemme guess - reparations do not include Congressional pay cuts?
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Reparations Plus have been paid out since the implementation of the Great Society programs. The problem with Danegeld is that the Dane never goes away.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Churchill June 1940: "If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
Posted by: Matt || 07/12/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#4  I believe that reparations should be payed to all those who were slaves prior to 1865. Note that does not include descendants.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/12/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ And owners of those very slaves should pay.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Folks that have the white guilt,just go knock on the closest black persons door. Offer to work for them for a few years for free. You've absolved your guilt and black community gets their reparations in free labor. win win
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/12/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Make the party of slavery come up with the money.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/12/2020 15:33 Comments || Top||

#8  nothing could more utterly divide this nation into civil war than the idea of reparations actually being paid. The entropy of Western Civilization is accelerating before our eyes as ignorant people give it away to the forces of darkness, literally and figuratively it seems.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/12/2020 16:28 Comments || Top||


De Blasio Tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer That He Is Banning All Large Gatherings in NYC Except For Black Lives Matter Riots
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray joined activists on Thursday to paint Black Lives Matter on the street in front of Trump Tower.

De Blasio does this as violence soars in his city and businesses are still locked down.

Later Thursday afternoon, the Commie mayor told CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
’s Wolf Blitzer that he is banning all large gatherings such as parades, fairs and concerts except for Black Lives Matter riots through September.
That racist is trying to get them all killed off post haste, so there will be more lebensraum for the white folk, church-going Christians, and religious Jews. Good Progressives have no choice but to cancel him for his perfidy.
Summer is cancelled in New York City.
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I had Bee.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2020 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Summer in the City

Posted by: Warthog || 07/12/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Why do you think I'm optimistic about Orange Man's chances of reelection?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  What a pity all this, including the depopulation of major Democrat-run cities, happened after the census was conducted instead of before. Can you imagine the fun we’d be having now if New York City and California, among others, had to deal with redistricting after losing 10% of their Congressional representatives? Now we’ll have to wait until 2031 for that distinct pleasure...
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Not quite, TW - a vast number of census forms have not been completed
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Forms perhaps not received. "ATTEMPTED - NOT KNOWN" as people are relocating.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#7  so put up a sign at your large gathering that says BLM. That should cover the bases.

When questioned by gubmit, say sure, black lives matter. by others, yea, we really dig the bureau of land management.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/12/2020 15:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh, I got mine, along with the online link. The online started at how many live there and when it started getting into my race, lifestyle, career, other Bullshit, I quit. The purpose of the census is to count the citizens for apportionment, not this SJW bull
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#9  By not asking nation nationality, and by extension, legal residence status, the census counts people here illegally, and that number will determine apportionment of resources among other things. So the American taxpayer is subsidizing illegals hers without being able to prevent it. I for one resent being forced to support people who broke into my country and squander the wealth due only to fellow citizens by theft. But I hate the democrat politicians who steal from me to do it!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/12/2020 17:49 Comments || Top||


Anti-Trump Psychiatrist: ‘Cognitive Issues, Mental Illness’ Would Not Disqualify Joe Biden
They’d rather have a stale marshmallow sitting in the Oval Office than that eeeeeeevil OrangeMan. Technically speaking, Slow Joe Biden is more effective than a stale marshmallow...
[BREITBART] Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee
...the Left’s go-to man woman when they want someone official to pontificate political nonsense. If the professional psychiatric associations of America had any integrity, he would have been defrocked years ago...
told The Kyle Olson Show this week that she doesn’t believe a President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...I had the great honor of being arrested with our UN Ambassador on the streets of Soweto, trying to get to see him on Robbens Island...
potentially suffering from "cognitive issues or even mental illness" is "of concern."

Lee and over 30 mental health experts published a book titled, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
" in 2019, wherein she called for presidential candidates to be subjected to "a panel" of psychiatrists, who would determine that individual’s mental fitness to serve as president.
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The doctor is [IN] on TV:
"Trump's crazy." "So, um... I agree!"
"The Goldwater Rule?"
"Living document." "Cool."
"But I don't speak for Yale." "No?" "Tee-hee!"
Posted by: Ebbetle Grinemp7033 || 07/12/2020 2:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I forget where I read this, but if Biden wins the election he'll become the first US President who can hide his own Easter eggs.

An apt description, I think.
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/12/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  ... and as expected, rotate shield frequencies let's roll out the psychiatrists' takes on the Presidency, and we'll see it again once a month until November 3rd.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Brandy Lee is a glaring example of why psychiatry
has devolved to snake oil status.
Posted by: EdC || 07/12/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  The President's Analyst
Posted by: 3dc || 07/12/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  When I went to Uni, most Psych majors were, well, psycho to begin with.
Posted by: Chunky Ebbanter9368 || 07/12/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#7  I seem to remember a time when prog psychos wanted Donald out for mental issues.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/12/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||


Crenshaw takes aim at Duckworth's patriotism
[THEHILL] Freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas)
...he lost an eye to an IED during his third tour in Afghanistan, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in the SEALs before going into politics...
took aim at Sen. Tammy Duckworth
...the Chinese-American child of a military family, she lost both legs when the helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was shot down by jihadis, the first female double amputee of the second Iraq war. She then served in the Illinois National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel while working for the state and federal governments until she ran for Congress in 2012, where she has been ever since....
Wednesday, questioning the Illinois Democrat’s patriotism after she suggested that there should be a "national dialogue" about whether to remove statues and monuments of the founding fathers. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was discussing voter outreach to veterans during a Trump campaign "MAGA meetup" event on Thursday when he took a swing at Duckworth, a combat veteran who lost both her legs serving in Iraq, accusing her of supporting the "destruction of America," The Washington Post first reported.
Navy Seal vs. Army combat chopper pilot, both injured in the line of duty? The Octagon awaits!
"I think a general message that the left stands for the destruction of America and the right doesn't probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones, because even liberal veterans probably don't agree with that, unless you're Tammy Duckworth," he said.

Crenshaw’s remarks echo comments made by the Trump campaign, which released a statement alleging that Duckworth is "using her military service to deflect from her support for the left-wing campaign to villainize America's founding."

President Trump also recently retweeted a clip of Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasting the Illinois senator for her comments, accusing her of being a "moron," "silly," and "unimpressive." He later called her a coward for opting not to appear on his show.

Duckworth hit back at Carlson for questioning her patriotism in an op-ed published in The New York Times

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

, arguing that he took her remarks out of context and launched unwarranted attacks.

She also slammed Trump for the allegations launched against her, alleging people questioning her devotion to her country are attempting to distract the president's "failure" to lead during the pandemic.

"Setting aside the fact that the right wing’s right to lie about me is one of the rights I fought to defend, let me be clear: I don’t want George Washington’s statue to be pulled down any more than I want the Purple Heart that he established to be ripped off my chest. I never said that I did," she wrote.

"But while I would risk my own safety to protect a statue of his from harm, I’ll fight to my last breath to defend every American’s freedom to have his or her own opinion about Washington’s flawed history. What some on the other side don’t seem to understand is that we can honor our founders while acknowledging their serious faults, including the undeniable fact that many of them enslaved Black Americans."
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I think a general message that the left stands for the destruction of America and the right doesn't probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones, because even liberal veterans probably don't agree with that, unless you're Tammy Duckworth," he said.

An indisputable fact I'd say. Hat tip to Crenshaw for having the courage to speak it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2020 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I sure hope now is the time for the reaction to this madness.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 1:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I didn't know that intelligence is in your legs!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/12/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||

#4  For some.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Here Are the Ancient Sites ISIS Has Damaged and Destroyed
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2020 17:34 Comments || Top||


Tony Dungy Slams Don Lemon After He Says Jesus Wasn’t Perfect
[DAILYWIRE] Legendary NFL coach and Hall of Famer Tony Dungy slammed CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
host Don Lemon this week for his comment about the perfection of Jesus Christ."Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth," Lemon said to his colleague Chris Cuomo this week. "So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?"

Given that Christians believe that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh, Lemon’s suggestion that He was just another imperfect teacher completely slapped all Christian doctrine in the face. Dungy, an outspoken and admitted Christian, called the host out on Twitter.

"I’m sorry, Mr. Lemon, but just who ’admitted’ that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth? Not anyone who believes the Bible. Not anyone who trusts in Jesus as their savior," Dungy tweeted. "I’m not sure the point you’re making but your premise is dead wrong. That was the point in Jesus coming!"
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So when is Don Lemon going to talk about the Big M's pedophilia? Never, cause he's a coward. He's the neighborhood bully who taunts the chained dog believing himself safe. Those of the other religion have shown they're not chained.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||


Biden campaign: Trump abused authority by commuting Roger Stone's sentence
[FOXNEWS]
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The President's pardon power is unlimited and not subject to legislative review.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/12/2020 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Joey is such a friggen moron. But, he does what he is told.
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Why did your boss trade unrepentant terrorists for a deserter?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  The President's pardon power is unlimited and not subject to legislative review.

good luck getting the media to admit that.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/12/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ And Mittens (RINO-UT).
Posted by: Clem || 07/12/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#6  From the V.P. whose fellow Democrat pardoned Gary Numan Bradley Manning.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||



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