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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Joe goes MIA (again): Biden, 78, hits the beach as the Pentagon admits it killed seven kids in a drone strike, the French recall their ambassador, the FDA blows up his booster plans and 12,000 Haitian migrants set up camp under a bridge in Texas
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One helluva week, Joe.
Posted by: Raj || 09/18/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  End days.
Posted by: Whogum Jineque7669 || 09/18/2021 1:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile, what we didn't see.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4 

At least Ammo is coming back on the shelves.
But just at 3 to 4 times the normal price.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/18/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||

#5  try this for ammo: https://aimsurplus.com/
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/18/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Dallas Morning News says Haitian migrants will be sent back to Haiti.

Don't they know they're supposed to come in through Florida?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/18/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Will they still be able to vote next year ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/18/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm torn between "At least he's not trying to run things" and "so just who's running this goat rope?"
It's Saturday, Joey: extra pudding cup!
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/18/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Bureau of Land Management to keep large Colorado office as HQ moves back to DC
[Denver Post] Returning to the seats/whims of power rather than serving the areas of the people
Trump administration ordered the agency that manages federal land to Colorado in 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will no longer be based entirely out of Grand Junction, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Friday.

Instead, the agency headquarters will return to Washington, D.C., where it had been before a 2019 decision by former President Donald Trump, though BLM said it will maintain and expand its presence in western Colorado.

"It is imperative that the bureau have the appropriate structure and resources to serve the American public," Haaland said in a news release. "There’s no doubt that the BLM should have a leadership presence in Washington, D.C. — like all the other land management agencies — to ensure that it has access to the policy-, budget-, and decision-making levers to best carry out its mission.

"In addition, the BLM’s robust presence in Colorado and across the West will continue to grow."

Colorado politicians and Western Slope leaders who had lobbied to keep the headquarters here expressed mild disappointment on Friday, but also said they were pleased BLM will retain a presence in a state where about 36% is federally managed land.

The Interior Department said the move was to "improve the function of the bureau, help provide clarity for the BLM’s more than 7,000 employees across the country, maintain and increase access for stakeholders, and enable the bureau to better serve the American public and fulfill its mission as the steward of nearly one-fifth of the nation’s public lands."

The BLM director — Biden’s nominee for the job, Tracy Stone-Manning, has not yet been confirmed — and other leadership positions will be set in D.C. Other "senior personnel" will be based in Grand Junction, the Interior Department’s release said, "as part of the more than 95 percent of BLM employees that are already located outside of Washington, D.C."

Trump’s decision to shift BLM headquarters to Colorado in 2019, which came at the same time as the decision to move two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies to Kansas City, Missouri, was welcomed by many on the Western Slope and then-GOP U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.

But more than 87% of the affected employees either resigned or retired instead of moving to Colorado, The Washington Post reported. And it didn’t lead to the promised 27 to 40 jobs; only three BLM employees are currently based at the agency’s leased offices in Grand Junction, said Christian Reece, the executive director of Club 20, an organization that advocates for western Colorado interests.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2021 10:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Welcome to crime, traffic delays, increased costs and no decent housing.
Posted by: Dale || 09/18/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  No bureauracy ever gives up office space.
They can use it for 'satellite offices', so they can have an excuse for going skiing. Business travel, remote office, gotta keep track, ...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/18/2021 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  All government office should be moved to the town Bettles, Alaska. Population 12. Refusing to move would mean loss off ALL pension and other benefits as well as being fired and barred from ever working for the government again.

Plus we can bottle all the fed tears and sell it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/18/2021 18:45 Comments || Top||

#4  "But more than 87% of the affected employees either resigned or retired instead of moving to Colorado, The Washington Post reported."

And yet, somehow, the self-licking ice cream cone moved and soldiered on.

And this bunch just one upped it with 'I know, let's create a satellite office so we don't have to sell our houses, change our kids' schools, have "the talk" with our paramours, etc.'
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/18/2021 21:39 Comments || Top||


US Capitol locks down again: DC braces for 'Justice for J6' rally TODAY in support of rioters imprisoned after MAGA lawlessness as fences go up and police chief says 'we're not going to tolerate violence'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Hundreds of police officers started gathering at the Capitol Saturday morning where eight-foot-high security fencing has been erected

  • 100 National Guard troops are on standby and additional checks are being carried out at nearby airports

  • Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Friday they had intelligence of online 'chatter' that is similar to that seen in the run-up to January 6

  • Manger said it was 'tough to say' whether threats are credible but said 'we're not going to tolerate violence'

  • Republicans have sought to distance themselves from the event with even staunch Donald Trump allies Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn not expected to attend

  • The rally, starting at 12pm, is being held in support of the January 6 rioters jailed for their roles in the riot


Dozens of dump trucks were driven in to form a barrier around the area ahead of the rally at 12pm.

Around 700 Trump supporters and far-right activists are expected to descend on the West lawn of the Capitol for Saturday's rally to protest the federal charges that nearly 600 rioters have been slapped with over January 6.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said at a press conference Friday the likeliest possibility for violence at the rally will be between protesters and counter-protesters who may show up, but that law enforcement will not allow things to escalate. He said their intelligence indicated three different groups - one of whom had a history of clashes - were talking of attending. He did not specify the groups.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report warned of social media posts that discussed the possibility of storming the Capitol Friday night.
It looks like that didn’t happen, which is suggestive.
One user also 'commented on kidnapping an identified member of Congress,' the document said, though the lawmaker wasn't identified by name in the report.

But the organizer of the rally, a former Trump campaign operative, said it would be a peaceful event. Matt Braynard, who is also the executive director of Look Ahead America, said the intent was to draw attention to the Trump supporters facing federal charges for their role on January 6.

'We look forward to having a very safe, peaceful expression of our First Amendment rights,' he said Friday morning on C-SPAN's 'Washington Journal.'

He noted 'there's no intent for violence on our side.'

He also said he's hired private security for rally.

'Yes a diplomatic security team but they're looped in with the Capitol Police Department and many of them are themselves, you know, ex-cops,' he said.

Manger said they've had 'courtesy' conversations with rally organizers and he was aware they hired private security.

Braynard said his private security team would not be armed. He also said he's asking attendees to film any encounters they have at the rally.

'I believe it's my responsibility to do everything I can do to keep every one of our attendees safe and to do that, we're asking when people leave to leave in large groups, we're asking for people to, if you see anything at all suspicious to somebody acting oddly - look we've all got television studios, right here in our pocket, whip it out and start recording,' he said.

INFORMATION ABOUT SEPTEMBER 18 'JUSTICE FOR J6' RALLY
Location: Union Square area of the Capitol grounds, the section of the West Front containing the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial and Capitol reflecting pool
Start time: 12 noon ET
Leaders of event: Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign official who organized the rally
He will co-host alongside Cara Castronuova, a pro-Trump boxer who appeared on season 11 of The Biggest Loser
Speakers: Joe Kent, who's challenging GOP Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington state; she is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump
Mike Collins, a Republican running for Congress in Georgia
Family members of people held on January 6 charges


Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2021 09:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'we're not going to tolerate violence', who do you think we are, Portland?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2 
Wondering how many Anti-FArt/BLOM'ers (Deep State 5th Column'ers) will be mixed in to cause problems.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/18/2021 13:39 Comments || Top||

#3  ..you left out the FBI provocateurs.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/18/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

#4  American "Gunpowder Plot" - to be celebrated every year?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/18/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Ho-hum. Speaking of "creative" writing...

"I was born on the City of Bangor..."
A two-fisted dick at the Manger
Talks jazzers and jocks,
Walks, cold fish on the docks,
Broads, and battles with boredom bottles and anger.

Posted by: Vortigern de Medici9432 || 09/18/2021 17:10 Comments || Top||


#7  I guess no one got shot in the neck by Capital Police.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/18/2021 18:22 Comments || Top||

#8  ^---- yet....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/18/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 - New Minglewood re imagined ?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/18/2021 19:26 Comments || Top||

#10  Any suicides by the Capitol Police or is it too early? I hate to be harsh, but I really don't want to see their weepy-ass faces on the news.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/18/2021 19:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Apparently the few people who showed up were vastly outnumbered by the press, police and undercover feds. They amused themselves by playing "Who's the fed?"
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/18/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

#12  1st time = tragedy
2nd time = farce
Posted by: Marxman || 09/18/2021 22:09 Comments || Top||



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  Roads Into Panjshir Reopen, Telecom Services Resume
Fri 2021-09-17
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Thu 2021-09-16
  Seven Pakistani soldiers, five militants killed in gun battle in South Waziristan
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  US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
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