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Al-Qassam Brigades signing up new members during open recruitment in the northern Gaza Strip
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-Great Cultural Revolution
Facebook suspends Trump's accounts for 2 years, citing public safety risk
[MSN] Facebook announced Friday a two-year ban of former President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and whatever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
from its platforms, including Instagram, until at least January 2023.

Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said that Trump’s actions on its social media networks "constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols."

The decision came after Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board said last month that the social media giant was justified in removing Trump’s access from its platforms the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Facebook was then directed to review the suspension.

The two-year extension of Trump’s suspension is effective from the date of the initial ban on Jan. 7.

The former president called the ban "an insult" in a statement Friday. "They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!" he said in a statement.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With any luck, in 2 years facebook will join MySpace in the fart-in-the-wind Hall of Fame.

(hey - I can dream can't I?)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#2  However, they'll keep the 'Death to Israel and Jews' crowd on.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Several of my acquaintances have terminated their FatwaBook presence.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/05/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  The Blue Anons are concerned he will run as a Representative, and that if the Republicans win The House, they will name him Speaker of the House.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/05/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Again confirming my decision never to have gone on Facebook.
Posted by: Tom || 06/05/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6  swksvolFF has an extremely interesting idea. Just imagine President Harris trying to negotiate a deal with Speaker Trump. It's enough to make me laugh out loud.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Just imagine speaker Trump introducing legislation to revoke Section 230, or to outlaw cheat-by-mail, or holding hearings on Doctor Falsie's involvement with Wuhan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Speaker Trump Solemnly walking articles of Impeachment to a Republican controlled Senate.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#9  An idea so good, only a paranoid enemy could devise it. And in the post-traditional world, why not?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/05/2021 13:46 Comments || Top||

#10  I dumped Fakebook last year for their censorship of certain people and political groups and their Star Chambers such as reported in this story.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/05/2021 14:07 Comments || Top||

#11  But they still host Antifa, BLM, ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, etc.... Right? You know groups that have really murdered people.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#12  Globalists such as Zu have fantasies of dominating the world. Problem is pesky Americans like Trump and his supporters has always stood in the way of Tyrants.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/05/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

#13  I dumped FacistBook earlier this year when they started flagging erything I sent. At one point a posting got three different flags.
Not to mention the bullshit they deliberately inject into your feed...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#14  Notice how the 'ban' just happens to cover the 2022 elections... I'm sure they will find an excuse to extend it to cover the 2024 as well...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 15:12 Comments || Top||

#15  "Two more years to flatten the interest".
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/05/2021 15:47 Comments || Top||

#16 
Facebook suspends Trump's accounts for 2 years, citing public safety Re-Election risks.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/05/2021 16:01 Comments || Top||

#17 
I don't use FB for the same reason I don't view CNN

Posted by: Shuth Hupolunter4358 || 06/05/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||


Project Veritas Obtains New Insider Tape Revealing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Top Executive Heidi Swartz Prioritize Punishing Truth Seekers Over Acknowledging Secret Censorship of ‘Actually True Events or Facts'
[Project Veritas] Heidi Swartz, Facebook VP, Deputy General Counsel, Employment Law and Investigations: "Project Veritas released a video last week alleging that they had uncovered a new effort to sensor vaccine concerns globally. It was based on leaked documents about a health integrity program that we have in place that combats vaccine hesitancy by taking a hard stance against vaccine information -- misinformation. This isn't a new effort. This is a program we've proudly spoken about publicly in our blog."

Swartz: "They [leakers] threatened our open culture, as Mark [Zuckerberg] said, they make it harder for us to achieve our goals. They generally encourage more leaks...I know some people here feel that there are good leaks and there are bad leaks, but they're all damaging. They're not the right way to bring about change, especially at a company like this."

Swartz: "When we find leakers, which we often do, we have zero tolerance. So that means we fire them...We're also continuing to investigate additional potential leakers, and we plan to take action there too. We're also working on continuing to ramp up our investigative techniques as our company grows."

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO: "You know -- when people leak stuff, do we find them? I've been clear that we have a number of efforts to find people and we terminate people and pursue the recourse that we have when we identify them. In this [Project Veritas] case, we did find them."

Zuckerberg: "We also need to be very good at rooting out people who are leaking stuff. You know, I think over the last year there've been more leaks than I think all of us would have wanted, but we also find a lot of the folks and terminate them."
Posted by: Chereter Smith2995 || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps Zuck and Swartz should have consulted with with Lloyd Austin and Bishop Garrison over at DoD, or do I have it all backwards ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmmm...censor - meaning to prohibit vs. sensor - meaning to measure.

"Project Veritas released a video last week alleging that they had uncovered a new effort to sensor vaccine concerns globally."
Posted by: Warthog || 06/05/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably referring to the vaccine with the nanobots.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/05/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#4  A sensor in every room,
A stimulus chicken in every pot!
Posted by: Spats Trotsky1265 || 06/05/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Clem || 06/05/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Indict that little F--kerberg character
Posted by: Spiter Flaiger3763 || 06/05/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Little fascist.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 06/05/2021 18:48 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Moving truck is seen at Hunter Biden's $5.4million rental home in Venice Beach
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Moving trucks were seen at Hunter Biden
    .....son of President Joe: cashiered from the Navy, a crackhead, wheeler dealer, leg humper, horn dog, and general all around ne'er do well. We're supposed to feel sorry for him.....
    's Venice Beach rental home on Monday, DailyMail.com can reveal Hunter was reportedly paying $25,000 a month to rent the three-story property on the Venice canals

  • Father-of-five Hunter, 51, moved into the property with wife Melissa and their son Beau at the end of 2020

  • The president's son appears to have moved out of the $5.4million home amid a crime and homelessness wave that has hit the beach-front Los Angeles city

  • Residents in Venice Beach have complained of an increase of crime as homelessness in the area has risen during the pandemic

  • Exclusive DailyMail.com photos from last month show tent-dwellers who have abandoned downtown LA's Skid Row for the iconic Venice Beach
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:

#1  amid a crime and homelessness wave that has hit the beach-front Los Angeles city
With Hunter gone that crime wave should ease.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/05/2021 1:40 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ LOL!!
Another Snark O' The Day!
Today is historic for Rantburg
Posted by: Sletle Bumble6363 || 06/05/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Hunter Biden couldn't stand living among other Hunter Bidens.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#4  DailyMail.com photos from last month show tent-dwellers who have abandoned downtown LA's Skid Row for the iconic Venice Beach

Love it - the bum population gave itself an upgrade in venue.
Posted by: Raj || 06/05/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ thereby -- along with Hunter's departure -- raising the average IQ of both their former and their new abodes.
Posted by: Snakes Barnsmell1360 || 06/05/2021 17:56 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Judge Strikes Down Calif. decade old 'Assault Weapons' Ban
[PJMedia] On Friday night, a federal judge struck down California's decades-long ban on "assault weapons," ruling that the ban violates the Second Amendment as understood under the precedents of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and United States v. Miller (1939).

"Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive," U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez
...Cuban-born and nominated by President George W. Bush, this is his second major ruling on a 2nd Amendment case. The second round appeal (an en banc rehearing by the entire 9th Circuit court of appeals) of his 2019 summary judgement against California’s ban on large capacity magazines is scheduled for later this month...
wrote, claiming that the California statutes banning "assault weapons" are "arbitrary and capricious." He issued a permanent injunction that takes effect in 30 days. Attorney General Rob Bonta (D-Calif.) announced he would appeal the decision.

Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed that the ruling "is a direct threat to public safety and innocent Californians." The governor also cited one of the more colorful parts of the ruling, a comparison between a Swiss Army knife and an AR-15.

"Overturning CA's assault weapon ban and comparing an AR-15 to a SWISS ARMY KNIFE is a disgusting slap in the face to those who have lost loved ones to gun violence," Newsom tweeted. "This is a direct threat to public safety and innocent Californians. We won't stand for it."

Yet Benitez's comparison is not as outrageous as Newsom suggests. In the ruling, Benitez notes that Californians already own hundreds of thousands of "assault weapons" under the state's definition, and that the definition in the law is rather arbitrary. These and other points make the Swiss Army knife comparison far more reasonable than it appears at first blush.

"Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle, the AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller, (2008) and United States v Miller, (1939). Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR15 type rifle. Therefore, this Court declares the California statutes to be unconstitutional," Benitez wrote.

The judge noted that the legacy media twists the facts on gun ownership.

"One is to be forgiven if one is persuaded by news media and others that the nation is awash with murderous AR-15 assault rifles. The facts, however, do not support this hyperbole, and facts matter," he wrote. "Federal Bureau of Investigation murder statistics do not track assault rifles, but they do show that killing by knife attack is far more common than murder by any kind of rifle. In California, murder by knife occurs seven times more often than murder by rifle."

In 2019, for example, assailants murdered 252 people in California with a knife, while criminals murdered only 34 people with some type of rifle. "A Californian is three times more likely to be murdered by an attacker's bare hands, fists, or feet, than by his rifle," Benitez noted.
Long past time for this to happen. I don't expect the SC to take it up once it has been appealed to that point, however. Buncha cowards.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/05/2021 09:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm sure they will cherry pick their way to the 9th and get it over turned yet again.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/05/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#2  "The facts, however, do not support this hyperbole, and facts matter,"

Where did he come up with this wacky idea?
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/05/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3 
"Overturning CA's assault weapon ban and comparing an AR-15 to a SWISS ARMY KNIFE is a disgusting slap in the face to those who have lost loved ones to gun violence,

Wonder where he got that idea?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ He's obviously been reading Skid's Burg posts and comments.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 15:31 Comments || Top||

#5 

JUST SAYING
What if this 360 was to allow the arming of the LEFT?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/05/2021 15:59 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Kamala Harris' stepdaughter Ella Emhoff models in first VOGUE shoot
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Ella says that the mullet has been 'deemed unattractive and kind of odd' and she's 'really drawn to that almost ugly-chic look'

  • 'The more you have this style, the more you want to push the limits of how mullet-y you can get it,' Ella said

  • The 22-year-old became a style star during the 2021 inauguration and signed with IMG Models weeks later

  • She has since walked the runway for Proenza Schouler and covered Dust magazine

  • Last month, she graduated from The New School's Parsons School of Design in New York City

  • Her stepmother Kamala Harris, her father Doug Emhoff, and her mother Kerstin Emhoff were all there to celebrate
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Harry Potter in drag
Posted by: Frank G || 06/05/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Might explain why the Kam laughs about virtually everything. Her life is a daily reunion of clowns.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Frank G || 06/05/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Pre or post-gender assignment Frank ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  A photo caption: Big moment: Ella has been enjoying her newfound status as a fashion favorite since taking the inauguration by storm

Oh, that was after the January 6 storming of the castle.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/05/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#6  oh yay, the waifish Lena Dunham

out to gather her narcissistic supply
Posted by: Retard Strength || 06/05/2021 8:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I would just say, on the plus side, the girl doesn't look anything like her stepmother.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||

#8  ^--- which begs the question: Who is her mother?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 13:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Who is her mother?

The vice president’s husband’s first wife.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2021 13:32 Comments || Top||

#10  Thanks for clearing that up TW.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 13:39 Comments || Top||

#11 
Nice moustache she (her, it) has budding on her upper lip, might be because she (her, it) subdivided her (it, she) original unibrow.
Posted by: Shuth Hupolunter4358 || 06/05/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#12  LOL
Truly a red-letter day for Rantburg Snarkers!
I'm ordering a new keyboard (or two)
Posted by: Elmereting Grock5554 || 06/05/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#13  three-bagger - ugh....
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/05/2021 20:04 Comments || Top||

#14  As a decadent mental defective,
Ms. Emhoff's appeal was selective,
So fans of Miss Oyl
Stalked dat svelte Liddiard girl
Or a lanky Italian detective.

Okay, maybe I had been watching a little too much tv lately.
Posted by: Uloluth Choluling1558 || 06/05/2021 20:13 Comments || Top||

#15  Harry Potter....lol, good one, FG.
Posted by: Clem || 06/05/2021 20:37 Comments || Top||

#16  That's a boy, baby.
Posted by: A. Powers || 06/05/2021 21:51 Comments || Top||


State Department staff warned officials NOT to investigate Wuhan lab's gain-of-function research because it would 'open a can of worms'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] New report in Vanity Fair exposes the tug-of-war over COVID origin investigation

  • Trump appointee in State Department was warned by staff to back off lab theory

  • Staffers feared it would expose US funding for gain-of-function research

  • WIV received grants for the research through nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance

  • EcoHealth head Peter Daszak spearheaded effort to crush lab leak theory

  • Top WIV scientist admitted in 2019 that some Chinese labs were 'neglected'

  • Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the National Institute of Health tried to suppress the department's investigation

  • Pompeo said there was pushback in his own department from people who did not agree with him or Trump

  • He also said he had to deal with 'internal debate' from the NIH
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Certainly wouldn't want to expose the illicit activities of Other government Agency entities now would we ?

On another possibly related topic, any COVID news from that pesky Chinese Uyghur community ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 2:34 Comments || Top||

#2  They're globalist not Americans. That's who they watch out for.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems like the worms are already out of the can and not about to go back in.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/05/2021 13:38 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Jewish Rep. links antisemitism spike to comments made by Democratic colleagues
[IsraelTimes] Rep. Ted Deutch, a Jewish Democratic congressman from Florida, blamed anti-Israel congresspeople in his own party for the recent spike in antisemitism.

Speaking at a virtual event with fellow politicians on Thursday that addressed recent antisemitism in Florida, Deutch called out "people in the United States who hear that the entire state of Israel is some unacceptable creation," according to Jewish Insider. He also referenced Democrats who oppose Israel or accuse it of "apartheid," such as Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore...
, Cori Bush
...a member of the progressive Squad. Born in St. Louis, Bush represents Missouri's 1st congressional district that includes all of the city of St. Louis and a large part of northern St. Louis County. Cori sez America is Racist AF...
and Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She was apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
"When we have colleagues whose position is ’Paleostine from the river to the sea,’ which includes no place for a Jewish state, and when our colleagues... wrongly and falsely describe Israel as an apartheid state, there is a context for all of this," Deutch said, according to Jewish Insider.

Deutch added, "Attacks like that against Jews have led to antisemitism and expulsion, and violence around the world."

Rep. Lois Frankel, a Jewish Democrat who serves a district neighboring Deutch’s, said at the same event that she preferred to "attack antisemitism, not necessarily the person," because "somehow when you attack people who are saying terrible things, you help them raise a lot of money," Jewish Insider reported.

The event took place on the same night as an in-person event at the Florida Holocaust Museum in Tampa Bay, protesting a recent vandalism attack against the museum. Last week, the museum was graffitied with swastikas and the message "The Jews are guilty."

At the event, the museum’s executive director, Elizabeth Gelman, read a letter to the museum from President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. The very model of probity....
condemning the vandalism.

"As the president has said, the recent surge in antisemitic attacks is despicable, and it must end immediately," the letter said. "The Biden-Harris Administration is working every day to stop these attacks and to ensure that everyone is safe."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Come on over to the Dark Side, Ted.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||


'Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride': Governor Andrew Cuomo's youngest daughter Michaela, 23
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo opened up about her sexuality on Instagram, where she also shared two images of herself in a 'gay for you' cap

  • One photo had the rainbow Pride flag and the Pansexual flag in the background

  • She began the post simply by stating: 'Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo is queer'

  • The Brown University graduate, who is the younger sister of twins Mariah and Cara, also took aim at Instagram for 'censoring the LGBTQ community'

  • She accused the photo-sharing app of banning 'words such as lesbian and bi', claiming that this 'stripped her ability to find queer content and community'

  • Michaela then paid tribute to the 'activists who fought for her right to love and happiness' while sharing her support for other LGBTQ people

  • Neither Cuomo or his ex-wife have yet to publicly comment on Michaela's post

  • In April, it was revealed Michaela and her two sisters, Mariah and Cara, 26, were each given $330,000 by Cuomo after he inked a $5million book deal

  • The payment was put in a trust, with the Governor praising the 'tireless and effective work' his daughters did 'for all New Yorkers' during the pandemic
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Father must be so proud.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/05/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Queer daughter
Queer family
= Queer swishy and queer weird
Posted by: Snereper Protector of the Faeries8617 || 06/05/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Is standing in one's queer identity like standing in a bucket?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/05/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Because, you know, expecting to be treated special for being hetrosexual is just pathetic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/05/2021 13:14 Comments || Top||

#5  "Look At ME!!!!!"
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#6 
Next on the "New Normal Agenda"

"Inter Species Breeding: Is it an unintentional side effect of the Covid Jab ?"

Posted by: Enver Lumumba8431 || 06/05/2021 17:42 Comments || Top||

#7 
Sweet Tooth depicts the emergence of hybrid children after a mysterious virus sweeps the world.
Posted by: Enver Lumumba8431 || 06/05/2021 17:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Considering the family, I understand the dementia seting in. Seems early, though.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/05/2021 20:57 Comments || Top||

#9  The Brown University graduate

I get it now.
Posted by: A. Powers || 06/05/2021 21:53 Comments || Top||


A Middle Class Rebellion Against Progressives Is Gaining Steam
Joel Kotkin writing in Newsweak...
[MSN] A specter is haunting America, a great revolt that threatens to dwarf the noxious rebellion led by Trump. The echoes of a another potentially larger pushback can already be heard in progressive America. But it's not towards socialism, as many suggest. It's the opposite: a new middle-class rebellion against the excesses of the Left.

This new middle-class rebellion isn't rejecting everything that progressives stand for; the Left's critique of neo-liberal excess is resonating, as is the need for improved access to health care. But the current focus on "systemic racism," coupled with a newfound and heavily enforced cultural conformism and the obsessive focus on a never-ending litany of impending "climate emergences" are less likely to pass muster with most of the middle class, no matter how popular they are with the media, academics, and others in the progressive corner.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They don't care they're 8%, they'll just disregard us. They view us as irredeemable, stupid fuckwits who can't be reasoned with. We are to be crushed. Did Stalin negotiate with the kulaks?

And they have zero compunction about election cheating. They regard elections as invalid anyway. Electoralism is a nonstarter for them.
Posted by: Knuckles Slererong5344 || 06/05/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||


Vermont Republican Governor Seeks to Give Non-Citizens Voting Rights in Local Elections
[BREITBART] Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is asking state lawmakers to pass an elections law that would allow non-citizens across the state to vote in local municipality elections.

Scott vetoed two pieces of legislation that sought to give non-citizens the right to vote in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont. However, he said he is not opposed to the plan but wants state legislatures to send him a bill that would give non-citizens the right to vote, statewide, in local elections.

“This is an important policy discussion that deserves further consideration and debate,” Scott wrote in his vetoes.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Camel's nose..meet tent
Posted by: Warthog || 06/05/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Canadians can now vote in US elections ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Canadians, Mexicans, Somalis, Chinese, Iranians...whatever.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

#4  What a bunch of nonsense coming from the governor. So if the Federal government allows anyone to flood into the U.S., they can be relocated wherever they are needed to sway an election. With "proper" incentives (e.g. buying of votes or threats to be returned from wherever they came or bribes), they can be encouraged to vote for the "proper" candidate or issue. What's to keep them from voting in non-local elections? Voting is a right of free citizens.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/05/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#5  How about 'they can't vote but can be elected to office to include this one'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 15:22 Comments || Top||

#6  The Chinese are going to start boating people over with all their plastic junk. It would only take ~100 million a few months before Election Day to select the GIVERnment they want with out ‘buying’ it as they do today.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/05/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||

#7  This only - supposedly - applies to local elections, and the local jurisdiction has the power to determine who votes in that jurisdiction (as long as it does not violate US civil rights laws.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/05/2021 20:10 Comments || Top||


Pride protesters smash window of famed NYC eatery Carbone
[NYPOST] Unruly protesters smashed a window at the famed Greenwich Village eatery Carbone on Thursday night — leaving one diner with minor injuries, police and sources said.

Police said they are investigating the vandalism to the outdoor dining structure of the Italian American hotspot that occurred as a group of demonstrators marched by at about 8:15 p.m.

One woman seated at an outdoor table suffered a cut to her shoulder, police and sources said. She refused medical attention at the scene.

The woman was among a party of about eight diners who were still at the table about two hours later as workers quickly replaced the shattered window with a new one.

Despite the scare, the group appeared to be in good spirits, sipping on red wine.

Thursday’s demonstration was part of the Stonewall Protests, which gathers weekly outside the iconic Greenwich Village bar to march around Manhattan.

Restaurant staff declined to comment on the vandalism, but the NYPD condemned it.

"Businesses throughout NYC are still recovering from the past year, purposely causing damage to their business is not helping any cause," the department said in a statement posted to Twitter.

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#1  I am fearful for humanity.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/05/2021 3:58 Comments || Top||

#2  NYPD condemned it but did they make any arrests?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2021 13:28 Comments || Top||


Mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia's history of embarrassments
[NYPOST] In the increasingly bitter race for the New York City Democratic mayoral nomination, one disturbing fact looms larger by the day:

While Andrew Yang
...Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Unlike most of the other Dem 2020 candidates, he actually did things besides politix in his adult life, which made him political poison. He worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2000 to 2009. After he founded Venture for America, the Obama administration selected him in 2012 as a Champion of Change and in 2015 as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. His signature campaign policy is what he calls the Freedom Dividend, a form of Universal Basic Income for every American over 18. Yang believes UBI is a necessary response to the rapid development of automation that is leading to workforce challenges. The other two central elements of Yang's platform are Medicare for All and Human-Centered Capitalism....
has absolutely no qualifications for the job, Kathryn Garcia, who’s risen in the polls in what’s become a three-way race with Yang and Eric Adams, has all the wrong qualifications.

A career bureaucrat who boasts of her accomplishments in various city positions — most notably, or ignominiously, seven years at the helm of the Department of Sanitation — Garcia compiled a track record of incompetence bordering on dereliction.

In fact, "Garbage in, garbage out" might best reflect her DOS tenure, during which the city’s streets and sidewalks turned filthier than ever. Yang alluded to it without using Garcia’s name at Wednesday night’s debate, but her finger- and footprints are all over it.

Garcia’s career history is full of embarrassments, from her fuzzy, blame-the-cops approach to crime (she’d take us "from a warrior culture to a guardian mindset") to paying mostly minority women at DOS half as much as mostly white men for similar work, as The Post reported.

Her loopy proposed solution to reducing traffic congestion is to add 250 miles of bike lanes to the existing 1,375 miles — which are, of course, in themselves a large reason for traffic congestion.

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Why do black African immigrants do better than American-born blacks?
[THEASPENBEAT] Millions of sub-Saharan blacks seek to immigrate to America. They apparently haven’t gotten the memo that this is a wretched land of systemic anti-black racism.When they get here, they’re strangers in a strange land. English is usually not their first language. Their skin color tends to be very black, not the lighter color of American blacks who have an average of about 25% white blood in them.

Despite those handicaps, they do better than American-born blacks. Compared to American-born blacks, their income is about a third higher, their poverty rates are significantly lower, their educational achievement is higher, and their marriage rate is double.

Here’s the most intriguing statistic. Although black immigrants colonists are more successful than American-born blacks, their relative success does not get passed onto their children. Compared to the immigrant parents, their grown children work less, are impoverished more, obtain less education and are less-often married.

Why is this? Does the notorious systemic racism of America somehow target the children of black immigrants colonists while leaving the immigrant parents unscathed?

Maybe. But It’s hard to imagine the mechanism for such selective racism targeting.

It’s more likely that the children of black immigrants colonists assimilate into American black culture — a culture where the murder rate is seven times the white murder rate and the illegitimacy rate is 78%. The data suggest that’s a bad thing.



Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Although black immigrants colonists are more successful than American-born blacks, their relative success does not get passed onto their children.

Easily explained. The children of immigrants, (possibly having no foreign homeland point of reference) assisted by a sympathetic government, tend to assimilate into the local black culture.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  What about second vs first generation for "white" immigrants?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/05/2021 3:27 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Many of those appear to be seeking black community integration as well. Diversity really is our strength.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 3:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Cause they're acting white?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  place this in a book titled, 'Questions With Obvious Answers That Will Never Be Revealed'

add to it such humdingers as:

- Why Do Moslems suddenly kill random non-Moslems?

- Why Do people risk their lives to get into the most racisty country on Earth, America?

- Why Do Democrats fight so hard against proof of ID during elections?
Posted by: Retard Strength || 06/05/2021 9:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Score 1 for culture over genetics
Posted by: Warthog || 06/05/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#7  They have a culture where they want to do better for themselves.

The culture here is to destroy everything including yourself.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/05/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Lack of knowledge regarding paternal origins and territorial conflict are also common among certain other primates. All encroaching males (not part of the immediate tribe) are seen as the enemy and in need elimination.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Everyone, regardless of race, are respected and free. There are no intentional barriers thrown up to impede their success and they are used to hard work and sacrifice.

There is no racism in this country.

There are Black Americans who are excellent business people. One who is an aquaintance who only had one restaurant a year ago now has 3 restaurants that he established during the pandemic while many were closed.

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/05/2021 10:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Because the immigrants and their children weren't poisoned by
- a culture of dependence that came with the Great Society
- negative reinforcement of constant Blame Whitey rhetoric
- the shittiest, stupidest, most toxic popular music culture on the planet
Posted by: Snimble Fleaper2690 || 06/05/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#11  - An education system which constantly told them they were too ignorant and stupid and needed help.
- Media which constantly told them that, even though their parents immigrated from Africa - their ancestors were slaves of the old south and they needed reparations.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||



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