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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI Used ‘Briefing' with Trump, Flynn to Gather Evidence for Crossfire Hurricane Operation
[Breitbart] The FBI under James Comey underhandedly sent a senior member of the team investigating alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to conduct a standard official FBI security briefing for presidential campaigns with then-candidate Donald Trump and his then national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn.

Unbeknownst to both Trump and Flynn, that FBI investigator memorialized that briefing, which included exchanges with Flynn and Trump, in an official document that was added to the Crossfire Hurricane case file probing the Trump campaign over unsubstantiated and ultimately discredited charges of Russian collusion.

The FBI file documenting the August 2016 briefing describes two questions asked by candidate Trump as well as comments from Trump and Flynn and exchanges with the briefer from the FBI who was not identified to either Trump or Flynn during the briefing as working on the Crossfire Hurricane team probing Flynn and other members of the Trump campaign.

James A. Baker, the former FBI general counsel, conceded that the briefer "was there on the off chance that somebody said something that might be useful."

This means the FBI’s controversial Crossfire Hurricane probe team investigating members of the Trump campaign not only directly interfaced with Trump and Flynn without telling them but also recorded their comments in the official case file. Flynn at the time was already a target of the FBI probe.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unbeknownst to both Trump and Flynn, that FBI investigator memorialized that briefing, which included exchanges with Flynn and Trump...

While Comey was informing Trump and the media that Trump was not the subject of an FBI investigation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 2:58 Comments || Top||

#2  So this is "news"? From what? 1942?

Sorry, B; maybe I should read the whole thing?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/18/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Parents freak out as Carlos Danger Anthony Weiner lobbies for more access to son’s school
[PAGESIX] Battle lines are drawn at the fancy downtown school that Anthony Carlos Danger Weiner
...aka Hot Dog Tony, the remarkably offensive sex maniac six-term New York congressman who resigned in 2011, then decided everybody had forgotten by 2013, when he decided to run for mayor of New York City...
’s son attends, we’re told, because the school board is considering letting the convicted sex offender back onto its grounds.

Page Six is told that the school has a long-standing policy of only allowing the disgraced pol ‐ who served 16 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old ‐ to go as far as its gates.
"Yummy! Maidens of tender years! Some of them as yet untouched! Heh heh! I think I'll go pick up Junior, maybe meet some of his little friends!"
But freaked-out parents had a representative reach out to tell us that former Rep. Weiner has been lobbying to be allowed onto the school grounds to collect his son, Jordan, 8, and attend events such as parent-teacher conferences.

While it’s commonly believed that sex offenders aren’t allowed on school grounds, New York state regulations make an exception if the offender has a child at the school, under certain circumstances. However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
school boards can make the decision to disallow or allow the parent past their gates.

"Parents are very upset," said an insider. "The school has kids that are 16 and 17 ‐ the same age as [the kid] that he was [sexting] with."

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From 2011, the inimitable Michael Goodwin of the NYP had the best opening lines of any Op-Ed on this specimen, or any other of our Shitshow's vile creatures, that I've ever seen:

ANTHONY WEINER, GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!

Imagine you go to a restaurant and Anthony Weiner is your waiter. Do you have the stomach for dinner?

Imagine you call an electrician and Weiner shows up at your home. Do you let him in?

Imagine he is your child's teacher. Do you keep your kid in his class?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  The school board's primary responsibility is the safety of the children who attend that school. If they can't see that then they need to be replaced.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Squeegee men, scourge of the ‘90s, are back in New York
[NYPOST]
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So f---ing easy to predict.

We've seen this movie before. Squeegee men. Subway cars covered in graffiti. Fare-jumpers, feral yoots, killings in Morningside Park, slashings of tourists in broad daylight. Wildings.

Back to the 1970s. Death Wish, Bernhard Goetz, Escape from New York.

God, it really does feel like 1972 all over again.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  They deserve it. They voted for it, twice. Let them live in their own crap virtue.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:23 Comments || Top||

#3  We should wall it off so they have to stay there. Cancel the ability to fly in and out of New York City. Oh and they can eat all the food Mini Mike can grow.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/18/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Silentbrick: Love your last sentence.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/18/2020 14:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Not saying it's the norm, but we had a couple squeegee guys near my workplace in the early '90's who did all right. Friendly, courteous and always waved at everyone. One or the other would do my windows for a couple of buck twice a week or so. It was more entertainment than anything else. Both had really good stories or jokes to tell.

I still see one of them once in a while and he's driving a pretty new BMW, so don't believe he's in the same racket anymore. We still wave to each other.

Maybe he now owns a car-wash or something.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/18/2020 19:33 Comments || Top||


Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Government Regulation of Social Media
[BREITBART] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
...the Peewee Herman clone who owns Facebook. He's got more money than Croesus and thinks he should be regulated by the government because it does such a nifty job with all the other stuff it regulates....
has called for more regulation surrounding online content, saying that it’s not up to social media companies to determine free speech.

BBC News reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned during the Munich Security Conference in Germany that excessive control of speech online risked stifling individual expression and free speech. Social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have been put under intense pressure to crack down on "hate speech" online, Facebook has also been harshly criticized for its refusal to fact check political ads.

Zuckerberg stated during the conference that he supported government regulation of speech online stating: "We don’t want private companies making so many decisions about how to balance social equities without any more democratic process."

Zuckerberg urged governments to develop regulations relating to social media and suggested that a new regulatory system be founded that combined the existing rules for telecoms and media companies. "In the absence of that kind of regulation we will continue doing our best," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thank you for your opinion on this matter, Data.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Charming little Fascisti, isn't he? Thought Police are a-okay as long as he gets paid to be part of them.
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2020 2:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Trying to head off antitrust action with virtue signaling.

This little turd never should have been allowed to swallowed up WhatsApp and Instagram.

Even our sad sack DoJ gets this now. Time to break up FB. Force him to divest WhatsApp and Instagram.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:08 Comments || Top||

#4  "Protect my monopoly"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 7:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, and guess who's gonna buy the regulators?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#7  How many Deep Staters have landed cushy gigs inside the tech companies that they were supposed to (but never did) apply our competition and other laws and regulations to?

How many Obama officials now work for the oligarchs?

Or maybe the right q is not absolute numbers but percentages. 50%? 80%?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 16:50 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Harvey Weinstein rape case expected to end in acquittal, hung jury: Analyst
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 02:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How well hung the jury is shall decide the outcome.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 2:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Seeing this perv put behind bars for 8-10 years in (gen population - Terra Haute) would be delightful. Seeing his long-suffering accusers receive $1.00 each as a monetary award and compensation would be equally enjoyable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Seeing his long-suffering accusers receive $1.00 each as a monetary award and compensation

Free drink coupons for Starbucks.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  How well hung the jury is shall decide the outcome.

Hey - you stole my line, man!
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 9:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ted Cruz Rant on Dems and answering Robert Reich
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 10:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Our economy is effectively an oligarchy: more concentrated than ever, in sector after sector, and most concentrated in that sector which more than any other benefits from government-funded R&D and from Congress's refusal to apply the laws regarding competition, publishing, and taxation of interstate commerce: tech.

That regulatory laxity explains these men's billions more than any other factor.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Our economy is effectively an oligarchy:

I prefer to think of it as a kleptocracy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

#3  You misspelled kakistocracy, Abu.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/18/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Again, Robert Reich comes up... short.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 18:06 Comments || Top||


The price of crazy: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yelps for help against 12 primary challengers
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 04:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under:

#1  12 primary challengers means AOC will probably be the one with the plurality of radicals out voting. And you just thought AOC was blind stupid.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I can't wait for this airhead to start campaigning. It'll be a whole different ball game this time around, with all the extra attention.

And there is the 'nag factor' in play. Lizzie Warren got smoked in NH and I think it was because of one thing - if you went to central casting to find a lecturing know-it-all mother in law type, you couldn't do any better than Lizzie. If AOC wants to run on the Green New Deal and all that other socialist crap, I think the same fate awaits her, and she'll be hosting some kid's show on Nickleodeon in a few years.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#3  The easy guess is that she's stuffing her campaign coffer so when she loses she can keep the remainder. AOC doesn't want to be a bartender again.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/18/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ AOC has a golden parachute made by Soros Inc.™ and you can bet on that.
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Bingo
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||


Al-Mustafa Shabbaz (William Bradley) who is believed to have assassinated Malcolm X was in a Cory Booker reelection campaign ad.
[Twitter-ImamofPeace]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  T-Bone? Dat you?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 3:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like Twitter took the post down.....for some reason.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/18/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||


Should Washington, D.C., become the 51st state?
[NEWS.YAHOO] A bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st U.S. state was approved by a Democratic-led House committee last week, setting the stage for a vote by the full chamber in the near future. If it passes, as expected, it will be the first time the campaign to bestow statehood on the nation’s capital has been endorsed by one of the chambers of Congress.
Doesn't come as a surprise though. It's chock full of Dem voters.
Republicans in the Senate are expected to swiftly reject the bill, however, continuing a legacy of partisan sparring over the District of Columbia that has been going on for more than two centuries.
Like I said, chock full...
The fight over where the federal government should be located was one of the defining arguments of the early years of American democracy — with Southern states refusing to accept any plan for it to be in the North and vice versa. In 1790, Congress reached a compromise that established a capital district separate from the states along the Potomac River that would be run by the federal government.
You know, the idea of "Federal City," on neutral ground.
Though Washington, D.C., has gradually increased its ability to govern itself over the years — most crucially winning the right to elect its own mayor and council in 1973 — Congress still has the ability to override local decisions, especially on budgetary matters. The city’s 700,000 residents do not elect senators and are represented by a single delegate in the House of Representatives who is barred from voting on bills.
It's the city that gave us Marion "The Bitch Set Me Up" Barry. After he served his time the city elected him mayor again, at which point Congress took over, leaving him as an overt figurehead before he could do more damage. Hizzoner installed as many of his friends and contributors as he could find, to create one of the most inert bureaucracies in the nation.
The effort to increase D.C.’s role in the federal government has been ongoing for decades. The closest it’s come to success was in 1978, when Congress passed a constitutional amendment that would have given the city full representation in Congress. The amendment was never enacted, however, because not enough states ratified it. In a 2016 referendum, 86 percent of Washington residents voted in favor of the district’s becoming a state.
Which is irrelevant, because the case for "Federal City" still remains.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not no but hell no.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/18/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  The Constitution is the Law you scumbags.
Quit making shit up and pulling it out of you ass.
Posted by: newc || 02/18/2020 1:09 Comments || Top||

#3  The precedent has already been established: District of Columbia Retrocession in 1846 returning the lands south of the Potomac to Virginia. They have been various plans to transfer the populated districts back to Maryland...

Too simple for the demagogues in the Democratic Party -- where's the graft is simple?
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2020 2:19 Comments || Top||

#4  DC should revert to being a part of the Potomac delta.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||

#5  looking for two more Democrat Senators...
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2020 6:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Return the non-governmental land and authority to Maryland. The whole concept was so that no state would have undo influence on the nescient national government that was to be established. I think we can take it that today its more like the state governments fear undo influence from the national government.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Can't we simply remove the art and important artifacts and nuke that sewer from space?
Posted by: Cesare || 02/18/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Ref #7: Can't we simply remove the art and important artifacts and nuke that sewer from space?

While the Orange Man is at Mara Largo, I recommend a harmless, Corona Virus clone be discovered near Dupont Circle.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Come on you two, don't you like NY mafia movies?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#10  Don't the Dems propose this bill every year? It sure seems that way.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#11  I'll agree, as long as California and New York get demoted to territories with an presidential appointed governor.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/18/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#12  That's the problem with getting up late on the West Coast. Alaska Paul already said what I was thinking.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2020 12:21 Comments || Top||

#13  I vote for walling it off ala Escape From New York and housing criminals there. it wouldn't change much except for the additional of a yuge, luxurious wall
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/18/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||


‘If You Show Up with Cancer and You’re 95 -- We Should Say We Can’t Do Anything’ -- Bloomberg Explains How Healthcare will Bankrupt Us Unless We Deny Care to Elderly
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] I notice it's usually either people who aren't elderly or people sitting on a huge enough pot of money to have no worries who say stoopid things like that.
Mandatory reverse mortgages ?
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So a painful and cruel end is a Bloomberg requirement?
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2020 5:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Death Panels (c)Sarah Palin
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  There is that control issue, but researchers near Wuhan, China appear to have found the solution for those ages 59 and over.

As our 'mossomo' has noted: "#11 @Mike

Yeah - I keep telling my friends/family that the outbreak was successful as you don't hear about the Hong Kong protesters anymore."

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#4  This guy is just an a_s!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/18/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Isn't he precious?

The list of people despised by this little shit just keeps growing:

1. Moms
2. Pregnant women
3. Farmers
4. Workers
5. Young black male citizens
6. Young Hispanic male citizens
7. Elderly Americans
8. Cancer sufferers

Actually, this individual is a cancer.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Still better. We should transform them into Soylent Green
Posted by: JFM || 02/18/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Nobody talks about Biden gaffes anymore.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/18/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Who?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Reality TV Show idea: Force our most obnoxious and arrogant billionaires to live together on an Indiana farm for a year, with a budget restricted to the average yearly budget for a typical US farming household, without their helpers and without mobile phones, and eating only what they can manage to produce. No trips to Whole Foods. No ordering any deliveries. No cheating or manipulating markets.

Watch them fall on their faces, cut themselves, stage hissy fits, cry and moan and piss on each other.

Let's see what they're made of.

Actually, maybe this should be required of all our presidential candidates too.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Nobody talks about Biden gaffes anymore.

According to the charming flurry of c-level commercials Bloomers is flooding the market with, Bloomers has the coveted I Get To Use Obama Footage In My Commercials award.

Which makes the case obvious Biden's run was chaff in the face of criminal investigations.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#11  Also he gets to go to the next debate because he scored 20% in a laughable NPR/PBS poll, so that check cleared.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#12  He is right, if we go universal healthcare this type of thing will happen and Bernie and friends are lying about it. hopefully the left will have an honest conversation on this. Ha, ha, ha.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/18/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

#13  What about a 79 year old who has a heart attack?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#14  What about Ruth Buzzie Ginzzberg?
Posted by: Regular joe || 02/18/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#15  It starts with age and quickly goes to wokeness, contribution to society rating, political elitist affiliation....
Posted by: Airandee || 02/18/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#16  Maybe we all should just kill ourselves on our 60th birthday. Make a ceremony of it, call it something flashy like: The Resolution.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 17:39 Comments || Top||

#17  It's a good thing the Democrats all just senile bastards and underqualified wenches. Warms my heart when they let the music of their thoughts be heard.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 18:34 Comments || Top||


MAXINE: ‘Fancy Parties’ In Beverly Hills Ought To Give CA ‘More Say’ Than Iowa, NH
[DAILYWIRE] Rep. The Ageless and Downright Brilliant Comrade Maxine Impeach 45! Waters
...U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, serving since 1991, a total of 28.21494 years. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the twelve black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected back when Disco was in flower, in 1976, which would make it 43.21289 years. She has been a politician for virtually all her adult life. If she was a little brighter she'd be a Communist...
(D-CA) says her home state of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, should have "more say" in the Democratic Party’s primaries because they have "fancy" big-money parties in Beverly Hills.
That makes sense. Not a lot of sense, but sense. Of a sort. Kinda.
"As you know, we have candidates who fly out to Los Angeles from everywhere to raise money," the California Democrat told CNBC on Thursday.

"As a matter of fact, it had gotten so that you would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners. And some of our contributors who are very rich were holding, you know, fancy parties, trying to accommodate the request for donations and contributions. And so, you know, the conclusion, the thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say."

California’s primary comes up on March 3 ‐ Super Tuesday ‐ after a handful of other states hold caucuses and primaries. But Waters thinks California should be front and center at all times.

"Beyond that, a lot of people have come to the conclusion that it should not simply be Iowa and New Hampshire and certainly they are not reflective of the makeup of this country," Waters added. "And so, California has a role to play."

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "More votes for the stupid folks!"
- Maxine Scheisskopff
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 2:37 Comments || Top||

#2  At least Iowans considers themselves part of the United States.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:28 Comments || Top||

#3  "People who contribute more should have more say".
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/18/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||

#4  The STUPID just drips off her and her supporters. Incredible!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/18/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  "As a matter of fact, it had gotten so that you would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners. And some of our contributors who are very rich were holding, you know, fancy parties, trying to accommodate the request for donations and contributions. And so, you know, the conclusion, the thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say."

Please - keep right on digging your own political grave.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#6  I'd honestly rather dismiss the Eugenics theories regarding IQ and the like, but she just keeps reinforcing their narrative.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

#7  I live in NH and have spent time in IA....they are not as rich as Californicate but they sure as hell are a lot more representative of the US and one heck of a lot nicer.

Ask this slug if we should require a certain affluence to vote, you know, like property owners.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Corrupt bitch.
Moron. Simian.
Force her to disgorge the money she stole and put her in prison.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||


Michael Bloomberg Belittled Farmers, Machinists: Modern Jobs Require More ‘Gray Matter’
[BREITBART] Mike Bloomberg
...Billionaire former Republican mayor and nanny of New York, Dem candidate for president in 2020. Wants to rid the country of assault weapons, other kinds of guns, and 32-ounce soft drinks...
, who is under fire after a string of old sexist and racially insensitive remarks resurfaced on social media last week, made the belittling comments at a 2016 Oxford University forum in England. During the forum, the former mayor asserted that a major obstacle to uniting America’s heartland with the coasts was the inability of blue-collar workers to transition into the information economy.
I never knew much about this fellow, but the more I learn the less I actually want to know.
“I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that.”

“Then we had 300 years of the industrial society,” he continued. “You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job.”

Bloomberg proceeded to argue that with the advancement of the information economy, individuals who would have prospered in the old industrial and farming jobs are now at a disadvantage because they lack adequate education and intellect.

“Now comes the information economy and [it] is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different,” he said. “You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter.”

Bloomberg added that it was unclear if the skills or “gray matter” required for such high-skilled jobs could be easily taught in schools, so the “challenge of society” was figuring out how to provide for those locked out of the information economy.

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#2  I'd like to see Bloomers try stacking 80 pound hay bales 8 high on a moving wagon with 95 degrees. Then in a 110 degree hay mow.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/18/2020 2:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Or the 4 AM reposition a breech calf before having to pull it.

Fuck you Mikey.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/18/2020 2:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #2: A man of his intellect should not be out in the sun. I would prefer he be stationed up in a warm barn loft, stacking bales (back of the loft to the front, 8-12 high) as they fall from an elevator. I'm certain he'd prefer to work alone. Farming be hard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2020 2:25 Comments || Top||

#5  A nasty little specimen, isn't he?

So we know now that he hates mothers and pregnancy ("Kill it!"), that he hates farmers and workers, and that he thinks he can buy an election.

IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What country does this little shithead think he's living in?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 2:35 Comments || Top||

#6  the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different

A man who thinks 'thinking' is itself an acquired skill set, 'a whole degree level different'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 2:40 Comments || Top||

#7  IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What's so common about farming? 6% of USA population feed half the world. I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

*Why the hell coding is considered a sign of intellect?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2020 2:41 Comments || Top||

#8  I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

Also, farming needs 'updates' only once in decades and only when they've been sufficiently tested... so there's that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2020 2:45 Comments || Top||

#9  a whole degree level different

Can anyone parse this mush?

"degree level" = what, exactly? Does he mean to say "degree" as in difference of degree instead of difference of kind? If so, then he's actually saying the opposite of what he seems to intend.

Or was he thinking of "degree" in the sense of university degree -- perhaps subconsciously envying the much bigger dick more prestigious (vs Johns Hopkins) Oxford (pedi)gree?

Also, how does adding the modifier "whole" clarify what, if anything, this overrated nasty little shit is struggling to articulate?

Or was he just showing how vulgar and Jerry Lee Lewis-ish he actually is ("whole lotta degree-shaking' goin' on..")?

What an overrated asshole.

This country has the worst political class since Tammany. We are ruled by morons.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 2:48 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What's so common about farming? 6% of USA population feed half the world. I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

Absolutely right, grom. An extraordinarily difficult profession pursued by truly uncommon people: uncommon skill, tenacity, courage, fortitude.

I was trying to avoid the cliche "the working man."

I guess it's an indication of how far away we've fallen from our old standard of respect and gratitude for people who feed us, who build things, who fix things and move things from here to there -- from the agricultural and mechanical trades -- that I couldn't even find in our vernacular the right term for such people.

We really need a new political class, a new political discourse -- and a different, more traditional culture.
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 2:53 Comments || Top||

#11  Urbanist vs anyone else mentality writ big.

Mr. Haney to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||

#12  He should be required to only eat food and drink grown/made in NYC
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2020 6:51 Comments || Top||

#13  So that explains why anyone with a brain will never listen to anyone in authority elected or not or with a fake badge! Just look at the WHOLE picture! Thanx number 1 for your comment !
Posted by: Vinegar Jolugum3839 || 02/18/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#14  Mini-Mike is a little man(?) in more than stature.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/18/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

#15  Trump's 2020 re-election campaign thanks you for this outburst, little Mikey.
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#16  "Let them eat cake code." spoken by Michael "would-be French Autocrat" Bloomberg.
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#17  What an absurd little man.

What did the American people do to be rewarded with such a shitty, nasty, moronic political class?

How did this happen?
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#18  I've had, basically, two careers. The first one was the hardest. I was a nail banger. It really was a blast restoring a burned out brownstone in Boston in the summer, not. Then there were the winter jobs roofing when the surface was icy.

Second job was as a bit head. Had that one for 34 years and it paid quite well. Harder only in that you had to work with so many idiots. The skills were completely different except that the better you were with math helped with each.

Bloomberg should get the first spot in the Tumbril.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

#19  I saw this attitude when I lived in NYC and it's undoubtedly common to all large urban areas: Food comes from "the store." It gets there by magic and even if all the icky flyover people were killed off (the Blue Dream) the store would still have food. Big city people all know that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/18/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#20  Soooo, its not so much he is worth billions, but is the face of a cabal worth billions.

The last time I hand beveled metal in a lathe to go make pokey-holes for seeds.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#21  So we know now that he hates mothers and pregnancy ("Kill it!")

He probably only objects to pregnancy and motherhood among those females who are his employees or girlfriend material. In other words, when it gets in the way of them fulfilling his needs.

To be fair with regard to M.Murcek’s point about big city folk, farmers are invisible in my Midwest suburban life, too, except for weekly farmers markets around town and those of my acquaintance who do not farm properties in the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||

#22  *Why the hell coding is considered a sign of intellect?

It wouldn't be if you met the H1B visa coders I know.
Posted by: Hellfish || 02/18/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

#23  So now we know why he didn't campaign in Iowa.

This guy is a walking, talking advertisement for the Electoral College. He might win New York and California, if Bernie doesn't beat him in the primaries. But Iowans, like the residents of other flyover states, are smart enough to know when the arrogant prick from New York thinks he's smarter than they are.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#24  Farming B Hard.

Which is why countries in Africa, that stole white farms and gave them to locals, failed miserably.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#25  I spent some time years ago in an old-school machine shop. It wasn't a place for idiots (I remember trying to work with brass). Modern ones, with the programmable machines ...

The last time I asked, managing even a small farm was a pretty sophisticated operation.

Though I suppose, compared to micromanaging the diets and straw usage of millions of New Yorkers, either job looks simple.
Posted by: James || 02/18/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#26  ^ Snark O'The Day!
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||

#27  Sean Davis of The Federalist (pace Paul Harvey): So God Made a Bloomberg
Posted by: Lex || 02/18/2020 16:58 Comments || Top||

#28  I'm sort of a halfassed machinist these days but I spend more time fixing machinery than I do running it. Or so it seems.

All I gotta saqy is, Ugh.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/18/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

#29  I'm _waaaaayyyy_ too angry to think of something funny to say about this cretin.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/18/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#30  Bloomberg made his 52 Billion Dollars by being a ruthless cut throat in his line of work. He knows the working class supports Trump but going around trash talking the working class shows he is dumb as a door knob when it comes to getting votes.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/18/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

#31  back of the loft to the front, 8-12 high

That all B? That's the height in a garden shed :)
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/18/2020 18:59 Comments || Top||

#32 
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/18/2020 19:13 Comments || Top||

#33  made the belittling comments at a 2016 Oxford University forum in England.

2016. Somebody has been collecting against future need. And voilá! Here it is, just in time to get the voters riled up.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2020 20:03 Comments || Top||

#34  A machinist could make an AK-47 and shoot holes in all the elitists toys.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/18/2020 20:14 Comments || Top||

#35  Every time I see my friend Salome Ruiz I ask about how his work farming alfalfa is going. And it always amazes me how complex, interesting, and difficult it is. You need to get four or maybe five cuttings a year to keep the farm profitable. If it's too dry, you need to pump water out of the ground. If it's too wet, you cant bail or they will rot before they get to the livestock.

Of course big diesel pumps take a lot of work to maintain. Then there's keeping the pivots working. They're finicky bastards - and sometimes the newer models are worse than the old ones.

I could go on...
Posted by: Secret Master || 02/18/2020 22:57 Comments || Top||


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After seeing that, it occurred to me there's more than one definition of "boobies."
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#2  That is udderly preposterous!
/channeling Deacon
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#3  From each, according to her..
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#4  Milk is too white?
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#5  Bernie looks like a deer in the headlights
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#6  Topless Idiots Interrupt Mindless Rally. Details at 11:00
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/18/2020 20:37 Comments || Top||



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