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Friday Talking Points -- Anarcho-Syndicalists Unite!

[ Posted Friday, June 19th, 2020 – 18:14 UTC ]

As time goes by, it is looking more and more like the television show Trump: The Reality-Show President is just not going to be renewed for a fifth season. After all, Fox News just released a poll showing Donald Trump a whopping 12 points behind Joe Biden. That's tough news from your sponsoring network, obviously. When CNN released an earlier poll showing Trump down 14 points, he had his lawyer try to intimidate the network into retracting the poll. It didn't work, of course. So what will Trump's lawyer now have to say to Fox?

It's no surprise that Trump: The Reality-Show President is on the brink of cancellation. Its fourth season opened with a few plot twists designed to put pressure on Trump, and he hasn't exactly risen to the occasion. First, the writers had Congress impeach him, just to see what he'd do. Then they threw a pandemic at him, which he woefully mishandled for months before realizing the seriousness of the situation. This led to the collapse of the economy, as Trump floundered around. Trump began daily briefings which (if the polls are accurate) is precisely the time when the public began tuning out in a big way. With ratings down, the show's storyline turned to "unrest in the streets," which Trump has handled even worse than the coronavirus pandemic (if such a thing is even possible).

In a last, desperate move, the writers have decided it's time to rely on the classic hits, as Trump begins to hold campaign rallies once again. If you look down, you may spot a shark swimming beneath Fonzie's waterskis. Even adding Cousin Oliver isn't going to help, to use another television reference from ages past. The viewers have lost interest, and the advertising dollars have fled. Meaning we may seen the final episodes of Trump: The Reality-Show President very soon now. Maybe the writers will have one final plot twist where Trump resigns so he can be pardoned by Mike Pence? Stay tuned!

At this point it's hard not to be more than a little snarky about President Trump. He appears to be spinning wildly out of control, which will likely make tomorrow night's rally in Tulsa one for the ages. At this point, who knows what he's going to blurt out? Trump knows that John Bolton's book is going to hit the shelves early next week, and that he's already lost control of his own media narrative -- which was, incidentally, the one thing he actually knew how to dominate. So look for him to pour a whole bunch of gasoline on any number of fires tomorrow in Oklahoma.

Adding to Trump's woes was the Supreme Court, which rejected Trump's arguments twice in one week. In the first decision, Trump was denied in his fight to preserve employment discrimination against L.G.B.T. people. In the second, Trump was denied in his fight to make the lives of 800,000 dreamers (those covered by DACA) miserable. You'll note the common thread here, because Trump stomping all over minorities' hopes and dreams has been one of the consistencies of Trump's presidency. Trump was even actually forced to reschedule his Tulsa rally so as not to heap dishonor on Juneteenth. As we wrote yesterday, Trump is having a very bad week all around. The Supreme Court even iced the cake by refusing to take up the case against California's sanctuary laws, meaning yet another of Trump's actions against Latinos was stopped in its tracks.

What is truly astonishing (and what to look for in his rally, by the way) is Trump's absolute cluelessness when it comes to understanding why people have been protesting ever since George Floyd was brutally murdered. Trump even admitted to Sean Hannity this week that he hasn't even bothered to watch the whole video, complaining: "It was over eight minutes. Who could watch that?" Earlier on Fox News, Harris Faulkner specifically asked Trump what he thought the protesters even wanted to see happen (helpfully differentiating them as "not the looters and the rioters, we are intelligent enough to know the difference in our country"). Trump's reply was stunning in its reality-denying: "I think you had protesters for different reasons, you had protesting also because they just didn't know," while claiming to have seen protesters who were asked why they were protesting who "weren't really able to say." Or to put it another way, Trump hasn't even yet grasped why people are out there in the streets, and when they explain it for him on camera, the words and thoughts are so frightening and foreign that Trump can't even understand them.

In other words, Happy Juneteenth from the president. Speaking of Juneteenth, in a different interview (with the Wall Street Journal), Trump took credit for popularizing Juneteenth, too, just in case there was a single black person left in America who had been thinking about voting for him: "I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It's actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it." Trump said he had asked a bunch of people around him, but none of them had ever heard of Juneteenth before, and then tried to hammer the point home by asking a hapless aide who happened to be in the room with him. The aide replied that the White House issued a Juneteenth statement last year. Trump reacted in surprise: "Oh really? We put out a statement? The Trump White House put out a statement? OK. OK. Good."

In other presidential cluelessness news, Trump also claimed this week that scientists had "come up with the AIDS vaccine." This is, of course, not true -- no such vaccine exists. The Trump administration has now gone full-on head-in-the-sand on the coronavirus pandemic, and the official party line is now that the pandemic is over, the virus is going away "by itself," and everyone should just get back to work... and don't bother wearing one of those silly masks, either. Mike Pence seems to be leading the effort, all but begging governors to downplay the spikes that roughly half of the states are now experiencing, and writing a piece for the Wall Street Journal titled: "There Isn't a Coronavirus 'Second Wave'," which was then resoundingly ridiculed. It was also announced this week that the federal government has now stockpiled 63 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, which is useless to fight COVID-19. So we're all ready now just in case a massive malaria pandemic outbreak happens! Meanwhile, Trump is out there doing his part by insisting that people are now wearing masks "not as a preventative measure but as a way to signal disapproval of him." Because everything -- everything -- is always all about Donald J. Trump, obviously.

Twitter had some fun with this all-about-Trump theme, after Trump petulantly tweeted (after his second big loss was announced): "Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn't like me?"

The reality, of course, is the exact opposite of how Trump sees it. He made mask-wearing or not-wearing a political statement, by refusing to even be seen in one (it's highly doubtful that he's ever even put one on). All of his worshipful followers then had to do the same, which reminded us of the "one shoe" scene from Monty Python's Life Of Brian -- "Let us, like Him, hold up one shoe and let the other be upon our foot, for this is His sign, that all who follow Him shall do likewise." Which is why we really don't expect to see a single mask being worn tomorrow night in Tulsa. Who would dare to blaspheme in such a way while standing in the presence of Trump?

In other Trump campaign news, Facebook and Twitter have now both yanked Trump ads. Apparently using Nazi symbols to whip up hate against your enemies (in this case, the mythological "Antifa" army occupying the streets of America) is beyond the pale for even Zuckerberg. Think that's overstating it? We don't:

Trump's reelection campaign posted content and ads that featured the red inverted triangle, which once marked political dissidents like Communists and Social Democrats, and a variation of which was used to label Jewish political prisoners.

The posts and ads were removed for violating Facebook's policy against organized hate, a company spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon, which "prohibits using a banned hate group's symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol," he said.

The symbol appeared in Trump campaign ads condemning "dangerous MOBS of far-left groups" that it said are "DESTROYING our cities and rioting," according to The Washington Post, which first reported the use of the symbol.

In actual fact, (although the news media hasn't been focusing on it much) the people getting arrested threatening or carrying out violence at demonstrations all seem to be from right-wing groups, not left-wing groups.

Speaking of fanning the flames, it seems Fox News is flirting with incitement to riot these days -- that is, when they aren't blatantly manipulating video to scare the heck out of their target audience.

Republicans are getting rid of one stone cold racist in Congress next year (Steve King), but apparently they are going to replace him with at least one new racist GOP House member. Not exactly progress, folks.

One of the few remaining African-Americans serving in the Trump administration quit this week, writing in her resignation letter:

Mary Elizabeth Taylor, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, submitted her resignation Thursday. Taylor's five-paragraph resignation letter, obtained by The Washington Post, serves as an indictment of Trump's stewardship at a time of national unrest from one of the administration's highest-ranking African Americans and an aide who was viewed as loyal and effective in serving his presidency.

"Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character. The President's comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions," Taylor wrote in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs."

The N.C.A.A. got a little more woke this week, as it announced a ban on championship games in Mississippi until it gets rid of its state flag (the only one left in America that still displays a Confederate symbol). Meanwhile, offensive statues continue to come down, even out West.

And finally, three stories to end on. The first is about the findings from an investigation of N.O.A.A. that "found the agency leadership violated its scientific integrity policy" in the whole "Sharpiegate" fiasco. Remember when Trump forced government scientists to lie and cover up because he was too frightened to admit he had tweeted out a mistake? Yeah, those were the days.

But this week we got two other Trump idiocies to laugh about, because there was "rampgate" and "drink-of-watergate." Both happened at Trump's graduation address to West Point. Trump -- once again, as this isn't the first time this has been caught on film -- apparently "has a drinking problem" (as that phrase was used in the movie Airplane). He can't seem to raise a glass of water to his lips successfully without using both hands to do so.

Even more bizarre was his tiny-steps-down-the-ramp walk, which was ridiculed so much that Trump felt the need to somehow explain why he looked like a doddering fool:

The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is "fall" for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!

Um, yeah... sure. That was it. Must have been.

Of course, being Trump, there's a tweet for that. Here he is castigating President Barack Obama for being too energetic on stairs: "The way President Obama runs down the stairs of Air Force 1, hopping & bobbing all the way, is so inelegant and unpresidential. Do not fall!" Obama, of course, never did fall in such a circumstance, because walking is not a problem for him. Even more hilarious was a video someone dug up showing Joe Biden (as vice president) literally running up the very same ramp at West Point.

And finally, we saved the funniest for last (although we couldn't resist throwing in that Life Of Brian reference as foreshadowing). Fox News essentially trolled itself this week, to everyone's amusement (including John Cleese's):

In a Friday segment, Fox tried to suggest there was trouble brewing between protesters in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, a roughly six-block area of Seattle that demonstrators against police brutality and systemic injustice occupied last week.

The quote-unquote evidence of infighting came from a post on Reddit, supposedly written by someone within CHAZ, that read in part: "I thought we were an autonomous collective? An anarcho-syndicalist commune at the least. We should take turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week."

The trouble is, the Reddit post was actually referencing a scene from the 1975 comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The scene shows two peasants, played by Monty Python's Terry Jones and Michael Palin, explaining their society to a befuddled King Arthur, played by Graham Chapman.

"We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune," Palin's character says. "We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week. But all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting -- by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major issues."

Cleese, in his reply, essentially farted in Trump's general direction. [Sorry, but we couldn't resist.]

 

Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week

This week in politics mostly revolved around John Bolton's book and the Supreme Court, which kind of pushed Democrats into the background. If we could, we'd give an award this week to a group of Republicans, because the Lincoln Project dropped two more ads this week, both attacking Trump on China. One even uses information revealed in Bolton's book, showing the Lincoln Project's media team is pretty much the quickest one in Washington. Both ads are brutal, the first pointing out all the sweetheart deals Ivanka Trump has had with China since Daddy became president.

The second ad is beyond brutal -- it can only be called devastating. Earlier this year, the Trump campaign seemed eager to use China as a political bludgeon against Joe Biden, but that's getting tougher and tougher to do, as the ad helpfully points out. Here's the most scathing line from the ad: "China beats him every time. No matter what he says, China's got his number. Trump even begged Chinese leader Xi to help him win re-election, like a dog." So they're not exactly pulling punches.

But since they're all Republicans, we can't give them the MIDOTW award. Oh, we should mention that there were two other new anti-Trump ads out this week, one from the Meidas Touch folks and one from the D.N.C., in case you'd like to watch a few more.

Instead, we're going to hand the MIDOTW to Nancy Pelosi, for simply not putting up with dangerous foolishness any more.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday moved to require all representatives to wear masks at committee hearings after a Republican lawmaker who flouted advice to wear a face covering tested positive for COVID-19.

Pelosi authorized the House Sergeant at Arms to ban any member who refuses to wear a mask from the chamber, according to The Washington Post. Nonetheless, the article noted that "there are holdouts: a small group of Republican representatives who have consistently declined to wear face coverings."

"This requirement will be enforced by the Sergeant at Arms and non-compliant members will be denied entry," a senior House aide told the outlet. "Ultimately, chairs will have the option of not recognizing members in committee proceedings that fail to comply with the mask requirement."

The move came days after Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., said he and two family members had tested positive for COVID-19 last week. CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju noted that Rice was not wearing a mask when he was on the House floor two weeks earlier.

"I'm socially distancing," Rice said at the time. "I'm staying six feet away from folks."

. . .

Lawmakers who refuse to wear a mask will be given the option of working remotely.

"Members always have the option to participate in committee proceedings virtually, including from their Washington, D.C. offices or their districts," the senior aide told The Post.

In case anyone is still unclear on which side of the political aisle is making a purely medical issue into a gigantic political bugaboo, the article has a few telling examples:

Several Republicans have decried face masks, which are recommended by every leading health authority and have been found to be effective at limiting the spread of the virus in multiple studies.

"It's not helping your health or anybody else's," Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., claimed to CNN despite mounting evidence that masks prevent infections. "You're not stopping any sort of a virus. It's part of the dehumanization of the children of God. You're participating in it by wearing a mask."

Wait... what?!? Dehumanization? Wearing a mask? Really? Wouldn't that mean that wearing any clothes at all is also "part of the dehumanization of the children of God" too? We're confused....

Some weren't quite so theological in their objections, while trying (and failing) to acknowledge that science does indeed exist:

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., also refused to wear a mask at the Capitol.

"There's just no need," he told CNN as he asserted his belief in "herd immunity."

But scientists have said that close to 70% of the population would have to be infected with the coronavirus, which along with a risk of death causes myriad post-infection health complications, in order to attain herd immunity. New York, which had the biggest outbreak in the world, reports that about 13% of its population has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, meaning the world's biggest outbreak would have to grow more than five times larger to achieve herd immunity.

As we said, it's pretty easy to see which side is trying to politicize nonsense. What it basically comes down to is pretty easy to see: Donald Trump doesn't wear a mask, "for this is His sign, that all who follow Him shall do likewise."

Which is why we appreciate Nancy Pelosi for refusing to put up with dangerous idiocy in her House. She is in essence telling them: "Don't want to wear a mask? Then get an aide to explain Zoom to you, because that is the only way you'll be able to participate from now on. Deal with it." Well done, Madam Speaker. Well done.

[Congratulate Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on her official contact page, to let her know you appreciate her efforts.]

 

Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week

We have two Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week awards to hand out this week, sad to say.

The first goes to John Hickenlooper for a video clip which surfaced this week. Here's the story:

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (D) apologized Monday for remarks he made in 2014 comparing elected officials to slaves being whipped aboard an "ancient slave ship."

The apology from Hickenlooper, who is running for U.S. Senate, came after Tay Anderson, a Denver school board member, circulated a video of his remarks on Twitter.

"Well, once that happens, then the schedulers, who really -- if I was to describe a scheduler, a political scheduler, imagine an ancient slave ship," the video shows Hickenlooper saying at an event, drawing laughs from some in the crowd.

He continued to describe the imaginary scene, making a whipping gesture with his hand as he spoke of "the guy with the whip, and you're rowing -- we elected officials are the ones that are rowing, and they have nothing but hard, often thankless things to do."

Anderson, who is the youngest African American ever elected to public office in Colorado, said in a tweet that Hickenlooper has "some explaining to do."

"Referencing my ancestors' pain of being brought over here in chains to a political scheduler is utterly disgusting," he said. Anderson is supporting Hickenlooper's rival, former state House speaker Andrew Romanoff, in the June 30 Democratic primary to face Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in the fall.

Hickenlooper did indeed apologize, as the article goes on to point out:

"Taking a look at this video from six years ago, I recognize that my comments were painful," he said in a statement provided by his campaign. "I did not intend them to be. I offer my deepest apologies."

Hickenlooper's joke was disturbing, to be sure, but at least it wasn't disgustingly pornographic -- which brings us to our second MDDOTW winner, who is apparently a real piece of work:

The Nebraska Democratic Party called on its U.S. Senate nominee to drop out of the race Tuesday after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers.

The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday evening to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek's campaign.

Janicek, the owner of an Omaha cupcake bakery, is challenging Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who is seeking a second term. Janicek accepted the Democratic nomination a little more than a month ago after winning a seven-candidate primary race, but the odds of winning in November were against him in Republican-dominated Nebraska even before his party withdrew its support.

"Our Democratic Party has no tolerance for sexual harassment," state Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb said in a statement. "Our party will not extend resources or any type of support to any candidate that violates our code of conduct and doesn't treat men and women with the dignity and respect they deserve."

The text messages, which were obtained by The Associated Press, were from a group chat involving Janicek and five other people, including the female staffer. At one point, he wrote that he had argued with her and then asked whether the campaign should spend money on "getting her laid."

"It will probably take three guys," he wrote, before describing in graphic detail an imagined group sex scene involving the female staffer.

He then tried walk back those comments as "a joke," and texted an apology to the group.

"I'm going on no sleep and a bunch of exuberant excitement and I think I was out of line," he wrote.

. . .

Janicek didn't deny that he made offensive comments, but he said he apologized for them and assumed the matter would be kept private.

Vince Powers, a Lincoln attorney and former state party chairman who is representing the female staffer, said Janicek also apologized to his client in person, but that she still wants him out of the race.

"People go to work for Democratic candidates in an underdog race because they're idealists," Powers said. "So when you get a text like this, it's just devastating."

Unfortunately, while the party has pulled all money and support for Janicek, there's little they can do otherwise, so at this point it looks like he'll still be on the ballot in November.

For saying downright unacceptable things, both John Hickenlooper and Chris Janicek are this week's winners of our Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award. For shame, gentlemen. For shame.

[Both John Hickenlooper and Chris Janicek are private citizens and our blanket policy is to not provide contact info to campaign websites, so you'll have to search their information out for yourselves if you'd like to let them know what you think of their actions.]

 

Friday Talking Points

Volume 579 (6/19/20)

Today we're presenting a sort of "make your own talking points section." This is because we think that pretty much any excerpt from John Bolton's upcoming book can become a Democratic talking point with a minimum of introduction.

All of these come from the Washington Post review of the book, which is extensive and has plenty more stories just like the following. Such as the fact that the quid pro quo with Ukraine was absolutely true: "[President Trump] said he wasn't in favor of sending them anything until all Russia-investigation material related to [Hillary] Clinton and Biden had been turned over." Or how pathetically easy it was for foreign despots to manipulate Trump: "Putin had to be laughing uproariously at what he had gotten away with in Helsinki."

The best quote yet sums up Trump's entire approach to his presidency: "Trump commingled the personal and the national not just on trade questions but across the whole field of national security. I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my White House tenure that wasn't driven by reelection calculations."

Bolton's book is nothing new, in a way, because it merely reinforces the exact same portrait of Trump that has been painted by every single other tell-all book about him. He is shallow, he is ignorant, and he is flat-out incapable of realizing even what he's supposed to be doing. But it is new in a big way, too, since it provides lots of detailed examples of how inadequate Trump truly is. So here are the seven we've chosen from the Post review, for everyone to fashion into your own derisive talking points.

 

1
   Stunningly uninformed

Bolton shares a few opinions about Trump from Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.

"What if we have a real crisis like 9/11 with the way he makes decisions?" Kelly is quoted as asking at one point as he considers resigning.

"He second-guessed people's motives, saw conspiracies behind rocks, and remained stunningly uninformed on how to run the White House, let alone the huge federal government," Bolton writes, always looking to "personal instinct" and opportunities for "reality TV showmanship."

. . .

Soon after he arrived at the White House, Bolton said Kelly gave him a warning. "You can't imagine how desperate I am to get out of here," Kelly said, according to Bolton's book. "This is a bad place to work, as you will find out."

 

2
   Trump is an idiot (part 1)

This merely continues a very long list of monumentally stupid things Trump has said either to his aides or directly to foreign leaders.

Bolton recounts numerous private conversations Trump had with other leaders that revealed the limits of his knowledge. He recalls Trump asking Kelly if Finland is part of Russia. In a meeting with then-British Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018, a British official referred to the United Kingdom as a "nuclear power," and Trump interjects: "Oh, are you a nuclear power?" Bolton adds that he could tell the question about Britain, which has long maintained a nuclear arsenal, "was not intended as a joke."

 

3
   Trump is an idiot (part 2)

How many states does Trump think there are?

Bolton attributes a litany of shocking statements to the president. Trump said invading Venezuela would be "cool" and that the South American nation was "really part of the United States." Bolton says Trump kept confusing the current and former presidents of Afghanistan, while asking Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help him strike a deal with Iran. And Trump told Xi that Americans were clamoring for him to change constitutional rules to serve more than two terms, according to the book.

 

4
   Trump is evil (part 1)

Hey, Trump's got no problem with it. Why should he? Trump would love to have such camps right here at home, after all. Boy would that solve the problem of those pesky protesters!

Bolton describes Trump as callously unconcerned about human rights violations. He writes that during an opening dinner of the G-20 meeting in Osaka in 2019 attended only by interpreters, Xi explained to Trump "why he was basically building concentration camps" in a northwest Chinese province where the government has been interning Uighurs, an ethnic minority.

According to Bolton, the U.S. interpreter said that Trump spoke approvingly of the camps. Bolton writes that he was told by Matt Pottinger, a National Security Council official who is hawkish on China, that Trump had said something similar during a 2017 trip to China.

"In my government experience, it was the most irrational thing I ever witnessed any president do," he said.

"This is really dangerous," [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo said, according to Bolton's book, as both men fumed about the president.

 

5
   Trump is evil (part 2)

Yet another thing Trump wishes he could do -- assassinate journalists.

In November 2018, Trump came under fire for writing an unfettered defense of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, littered with exclamation points, over the killing of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. But according to Bolton's book, the main goal of the missive was to take away attention from a story about Ivanka Trump using her personal email for government business.

"This will divert from Ivanka," Trump said, according to Bolton's book. "If I read the statement in person, that will take over the Ivanka thing."

 

6
   All about the photo op

This should come as no surprise, since the one thing both men value highly is getting lots and lots of fawning press.

When Bolton recounts the Trump-Kim [Jong Un] meeting in Singapore, the first summit of U.S. and North Korean leaders in history, Bolton castigates Trump's diplomatic efforts, saying the president cared little for the details of the denuclearization effort and saw it merely as a "an exercise in publicity."

He describes it extensively -- including what Kim and his advisers say, and what Trump and his advisers say in return, giving a fly-on-the-wall account of a historic event.

"Trump told... me he was prepared to sign a substance-free communique, have his press conference to declare victory and then get out of town," Bolton wrote.

 

7
   Because of course he did

Un-freakin'-believable. We're truly at a loss for words....

In the months following the summit, Bolton described Trump's inordinate interest in Pompeo delivering an autographed copy of Elton John's "Rocket Man" on CD to Kim during Pompeo's follow-on visit to North Korea. Trump had used the term "Little Rocket Man" to criticize the North Korean leader but subsequently tried to convince Kim that it was a term of affection.

"Trump didn't seem to realize Pompeo hadn't actually seen Kim Jong Un [during the trip], asking if Pompeo had handed" the CD, wrote Bolton. "Pompeo had not. Getting this CD to Kim remained a high priority for several months."

-- Chris Weigant

 

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336 Comments on “Friday Talking Points -- Anarcho-Syndicalists Unite!”

  1. [1] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    How absurd does it have to get?

  2. [2] 
    John M from Ct. wrote:

    "Bolton's book is nothing new, in a way, because it merely reinforces the exact same portrait of Trump that has been painted by every single other tell-all book about him. He is shallow, he is ignorant, and he is flat-out incapable of realizing even what he's supposed to be doing."

    That's right. We've heard this before. We've been hearing this since he starting running for president, in 2015. If you live in the NYC metro area, as I do, we've been hearing this since the 1980s.

    "But it is new in a big way, too, since it provides lots of detailed examples of how inadequate Trump truly is."

    NO. THAT IS WRONG. IT IS NOT NEW IN A BIG WAY.

    We have heard the examples before. We already knew how inadequate Trump truly is. We don't need more detailed examples, courtesy John Bolton, to change our minds or convince us of something we'd been resisting being convinced of.

    GUYS. Bolton's book is not really interesting. We already knew this. We already knew that the president is incompetent and a criminal. We already knew that he is ignorant like no other American leader has ever been. We already knew. Saying that Bolton's book is a revelation, in any sense, is only a way of giving Mr. Bolton the sales revenue he is out to get - the sales revenue for which he refused to help the House of Representatives present the most compelling possible case for the president's impeachment last fall and winter.

  3. [3] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Q: how many president trumps it takes to change a light bulb?

    A: "It's gases inside, and read what they say -- if it breaks bring it to your local whatever, have it wrapped, have it this -- what are we doing? What are we doing?"

  4. [4] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Tell us all something we don't already know, in other words.

  5. [5] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Hey, Joshua, getting any sleep, lately?

    Take care.

  6. [6] 
    Chris Weigant wrote:

    John M. from Ct [2] -

    Hey, at the most, I'd check it out from the library. Wouldn't ever put money in that weasel's pocket, that's for sure!

    :-)

    nypoet22 [3] -

    Oooh! I know!

    "One... because all Trump has to do is grab the light bulb (an incandescent bulb, not one of those weenie "green" bulbs, of course) and the whole world then revolves around him..."

    Heh.

    -CW

  7. [7] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    If we could, we'd give an award this week to a group of Republicans

    Steve Schmidt brought us Sarah Palin. That's what we should be impressed with about him. He's not doing us a favor. He's not a hero. He's a fireman trying to put out a fire he started.

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    As time goes by, it is looking more and more like the television show Trump: The Reality-Show President is just not going to be renewed for a fifth season. After all, Fox News just released a poll showing Donald Trump a whopping 12 points behind Joe Biden.

    Remind me again how far back Donald Trump was in the polls with Hillary in 2016??

    Ya'all obviously didn't learn the lesson that Trump supporters don't do polls..

    So, you can assume that ALL the respondents are Democrats and Trump/America haters.

    Given that fact, President Trump did a helluva showing.. :D

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    I think it is high time for the penalty box, no?

    Well, giving Russ a time out in the penalty box for having his husband run a background check on a person in a political blog who always kicks his ass is harsh..

    But yea, I think it's appropriate..

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Michale, I BEG YOU TO FILE YOUR COMPLAINT...

    OK.. Since you want me to.. Why don't you give me Devon's department he works for..

    I mean, if you really REALLY want me to file the complaint, you would have no problem giving me the info to file the complaint, right??

    It's sick enough that you had him run a background check on me... Go ahead.. Give me the info..

    What's the matter?? Got no scrot?? :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Either way, combined with your false claims of being law enforcement, Devon has nothing to fear.

    Fine.. Then give me his department...

    BBBBWWWAAAACCCCKKKKKKK

    Apparently, Devon has more to fear than you believe.. :D

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    FPC,

    JM,

    I certainly hope so!!! Biden, given his age, will stay healthy. Meanwhile, how many thousands at the Trump rally will get sick and die in the next 4 weeks as a result??? And what happens to Trump's support when that happens??? Does it collapse even further???

    Yer just dreaming that it's collapsing at all..

    :D

    President Trump is out there amongst the people and Joe Biden is hiding in his basement..

    Great Optics for Joe McRapist Biden, eh?? :D

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    FPC,

    Wow, one win in a state court, versus two losses in the Supreme Court. *LAUGHS* Whatever lies you have to tell yourself there Michale, more power to you. :-D

    A wins a win.. And the DACA ruling wasn't even a loss.. It's a push with the house telling President Trump how to fix it.. So it's a pending win..

    As far as the LBGQTRLUSERABC "loss", It's Gorsuch who is writing the opinion for it.. :D

    So, it's actually a loss for the Democrats because it's a conservative who is actually going to make the law... :D

    Not nearly as much as it sucks to be a Trumper!!! :-D

    Yea... That's what ya'all said in the run-up to Nov 2016...

    Remind me what happened next?? :D

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    FPC

    JM,

    He's not really gone you know. He just got another ring and disappeared. :-) (At least one can dream and hope so.) RIP

    Here here.... Well said..

    Personally, I liked his roll in THE FIFTH ELEMENT better.. :D

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    How absurd does it have to get?

    Ask me that on the night of 3 Nov 2020 and I'll have a GREAT answer for ya... :D

    Just imagine the dynamic around here that wonderfully awesome Tue night.... :D

    It's gonna be EPIC.. :D

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    (in this case, the mythological "Antifa" army occupying the streets of America)

    Mythical??

    https://content.osgnetworks.tv/firearmsnews/content/photos/Antifa-Takes-Over-Police-Station-770.jpg

    You call that "mythical"???

    I get it, I really do.. The Democrat Terrorist Wing just won't behave...

    But they do exist.. Which is why Democrats will lose in November...

    No Independent or NPA in their right mind will vote Democrat in Nov...

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    OPINION: Fulton DA hopes putting cops in jail will keep him in office

    It’s as plain as the spectacles on Paul Howard’s face: The Fulton County district attorney is bastardizing his office to hang on to his job.

    Wednesday’s news conference where Howard announced charges against two Atlanta cops was a travesty. It was a wounded candidate using the death of a man killed by police to weave together a series of bald-faced prevarications and obfuscations to get past a challenger who has him on the ropes.Before the George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now Rayshard Brooks protests and disturbances, Howard’s 24-year career as DA looked like toast. There were allegations of sexual impropriety with subordinates, and the GBI is criminally investigating him for paying himself $195,000 of city of Atlanta money funneled through a nonprofit he headed, one set up to combat youth violence.A week before the June 9th primary, Howard moved quickly to criminally charge six Atlanta cops who used Tasers on two college kids. Now-resigned Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who’d quickly fired two of those cops, called out Howard as a crass, calculating politician.But he was just getting warmed up.
    https://www.ajc.com/news/local/opinion-fulton-hopes-putting-cops-jail-will-keep-him-office/PChwPPpA4OZNe7UH5qzUYK/

    Now the facts come out.. The Atlanta cops did absolutely nothing wrong..

    The DA is on a witch hunt to save his job...

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    The news conference, which looked more like a manipulative campaign speech, was a series of ridiculous statements, bordering on the absurd.

    For starters, let’s try out Howard’s idyllic description of Brooks, who was found passed out in his car in a Wendy’s drive-thru. Brooks, he said, “was peacefully sleeping in his car,” “was calm, cordial and cooperative” and “never presented himself as a threat.”

    “Even though Mr. Brooks was slightly impaired, his demeanor during this incident was almost jovial,” Howard said. “For 41 minutes and 17 seconds he followed every instruction, he answered the questions.”

    It’s true, the legally drunk Brooks never presented himself as a threat — until he suddenly started fighting two cops, punched one, gave another a concussion, stole one of their Tasers, ran and then tried to shoot it at Garrett Rolfe, the cop being charged with murder.

    Howard sounds like a defense attorney reasoning, “My client was an absolute sweetheart, umm, until he hit the victim with a hammer.”

    This is the railroad job to end all railroad jobs.. DA Howard MUST be a Democrat.. :^/

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Again, Howard: “Now we have had something quite remarkable that happened in this case, and it involves the testimony of the other officer, Devin Brosnan, because Officer Brosnan has now become a state’s witness.”Atlanta defense attorney Don Samuel, who represents Brosnan, almost fell off his chair back at the office hearing this, and fired off a message saying it was “absolutely untrue” that such a deal had been made. “Shame on the district attorney for this abuse of his charging power,” Samuel added.The GBI also quickly sent out its own statement, saying the agency was not aware of the news conference before it was conducted, nor was it consulted on the charges. The GBI added it would complete an “impartial and thorough investigation.”

    Typical actions of a Democrat.. Start spewing out bullshit before the investigation is complete...

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    END OF WATCH
    Police Officer Destin Legieza
    Brentwood Police Department, Tennessee
    End of Watch: Thursday, June 18, 2020

    And remind the few...
    When ill of us they speak...
    That we are all that stands between...
    The monsters and the weak...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13839e8d10b9303c8d9aee50576e15b15f4844be91d15073a21097a85b780c50.jpg

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, from the ONLY accepted news site in Weigantia..

    Media Begging for a 'Second Wave'

    The media is churning out countless alarmist stories each day about the threat of COVID-19 and the dangers of societal reopening. "Risk of new lockdown rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave," writes Reuters, as one example of the genre.

    These stories generally incite, rather than inform. They cherry-pick facts and lack context. Only when the COVID picture is viewed in perspective are people able to make wise decisions about their actions. It should be safe for society to continue broadly reopening while directing resources to specific at-risk populations, such as nursing homes and prisons, which are more vulnerable.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/19/media_begging_for_a_second_wave.html

    The Democrat Party lapdos, the MainStreamMedia have a vested interested into keeping the fear-mongering dialed up to 11...

    But the American people are smarter than that.. :D

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    The media has focused on increasing numbers of positive tests and hospitalizations in parts of the country to imply reopening is reckless. "Confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by double-digit percentages in 16 U.S. states that have gradually loosened restrictions since Memorial Day,” says Marketwatch.

    Yet this perspective omits several essential facts. First, testing capacity has dramatically increased. The U.S. has tested 3.4 million people over the last week -- about 40% more than the weekly numbers one month ago. It's no surprise that positive cases have increased in some areas along with testing, especially since numerous antibody studies suggest that the disease is far more widespread than initially thought. We are witnessing a new infectious disease, and these case count ebbs and flows are to be expected.

    In a country as vast and varied as the U.S., there will likely be COVID hotspots somewhere. Yet focusing on these in national news gives the impression that the country, or even individual states, are in far more danger than in reality. Even with a significant increase in testing, the number of new positive tests nationally has remained flattened as society has reopened.

    Especially when one considers that, sans one specific age group, covid has over a 99% survival rate...

    Democrats are simply pushing fear to try and ruin the economy ahead of the 2020 elections..

    But the American people are smarter than the whole Dumbocrat Party...

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    Topline case counts overlook where outbreaks are occurring. Nearly half of COVID deaths have occurred in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. A sizeable portion of Arizona cases has occurred on Indian reservations. We’d prefer that at-risk populations didn’t bear the brunt of this disease, but these vulnerable groups tell us nothing about the relative safety of reopening Main Street. By lacking this context in their stories, the media is distorting with statistics.

    Numerous news outlets are featuring rising COVID hospitalizations in some states to indicate a second wave. Admittedly, hospital admissions are a more objective measure of disease severity than positive tests. Often left unsaid, however, is that hospitalizations are falling in most states. Wouldn’t it be more helpful to cite these statistics in context?

    Even in the states with rising hospitalizations, media stories about percentage increases often exaggerate the threat when increases occur from low baseline figures. For instance, numerous stories highlight how Arkansas’s COVID hospital admissions have increased by 121% since Memorial Day. Sounds bad, until you look at the raw numbers, which reveal that this increase only amounts to 111 patients.

    Media hyping up the fear mongering???

    Say it ain't so!!! :D

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    Likely for political reasons, the media has identified Florida as the leading edge of a second wave. "Floridians flattened the COVID curve. Then, amid upbeat talk, the numbers began to rise," reads a Miami Herald headline. Yet the data shows that new positive cases in Florida have tracked the increase in testing. Over the last month, hospitalizations have increased by about 50%, or just over 4,300 patients (in a state of 22 million people). Yet, the number of daily COVID deaths in the state has fallen considerably, by about one-third from May 10, using a seven-day rolling average.

    This rise and fall in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths is precisely what one expects with a new infectious disease as we learn more and adjust. It’s part of "the dance" that we all knew was coming after the curve was flattened. It shouldn't be used to justify pausing societal reopening, so long as appropriate precautions are encouraged and taken.

    Reopening remains a success, with the positive case rate flattened, hospitalizations falling in most of the country, and deaths significantly reduced. That's the positive story that the media should tell. Even if it won't get as many clicks.

    Things are great here in Florida.. Our lives haven't changed much at all except I get to spend more time with my lovely wife, as she is working from home.. :D

    So the Democrat led Media can kiss Florida's ass.. :D

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    Sen. Kaine: The United States Didn't Inherit Slavery, We Created It
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/06/17/sen_kaine_the_united_states_didnt_inherit_slavery_we_created_it.html

    Let's be factually accurate, Kaine..

    It was the Democrat Party who created slavery...

    Own it...

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's be factually accurate, Kaine..

    It was the Democrat Party who created slavery...

    Here in the US....

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    }}}}}}I think it is high time for the penalty box, no?

    Well, giving Russ a time out in the penalty box for having his husband run a background check on a person in a political blog who always kicks his ass is harsh..

    But yea, I think it's appropriate..

    I think anyone who runs a real life background check on another commenter simply because that commenter constantly and daily kicks the ass of the one doing the background check???

    Personally I think it should be 2 weeks in the penalty box...

    Don't you agree??

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    Defund colleges, not cops
    Police are not the root of our problems. Academia is

    ‘Defund the police!’ That’s the spray-painted, placarded, pixeled demand of the moment. The American left, from Black Lives Matterers to their knee-taking social-justice allies in their hydrangea-colored masks, has decided now is the moment to drain public resources from the custodians of public order.

    I have an alternative. Now is the moment to defund the colleges. We should defund them because they are the root of the virulent anti-Americanism that feeds the riots, the looting and the learned helplessness that afflict the country. And they have been feeding the protest culture for generations. The chief lesson taught by our nation’s colleges and universities is soft disdain for our country and its forms of self-government. And the soft disdain ripens to outright antipathy for about a quarter of the graduates.

    Defunding the police is a supposed cure for endemic racism and white supremacy. But America is not a racist country. To denounce America as racist is to accept a falsification of history and a wild distortion of the everyday reality experienced by Americans of every race. That some Americans of every race are racists doesn’t mean the country is racist. Racism is a feeble and fugitive feature of American life.
    https://spectator.us/defund-colleges-not-cops/#

    Now THAT'S the ticket.. Defund academia...That will solve a LOT of problems this country has...

  29. [29] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Test. Test, one two.

    Is this thing on?

  30. [30] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those here that displayed the intelligence to recognize injustice and the integrity to stand against it when I was unable to defend myself while my voice was silenced in the Kaepernick Memorial Penalty Box.

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    CW,

    What is truly astonishing (and what to look for in his rally, by the way) is Trump's absolute cluelessness when it comes to understanding why people have been protesting ever since George Floyd was brutally murdered.

    Com'on.. Now yer just propagating a myth...

    Floyd wasn't murdered.. He died because the had a bad heart, had ingested meth and fentynal and he resisted arrest..

    Everything that happened was on Floyd, no one else..

    Ya'all are judging Floyd by the color of his skin... NOT by his lack of character..

    Pure and simple...

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's funny how, all of the sudden, Bolton is an unimpeachable source, at the EXACT time that Bolton says something you want to hear..

    I am truly concerned for ya'all's health.. Doing a complete 180 that fast can't be good for ya'all's skeletal structure, eh?? :eyeroll:

  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    [WATCH] BLACK COP SHOOTS UNARMED WHITE MAN IN CHICAGO
    https://thesource.com/2020/03/02/watch-black-cop-shoots-unarmed-white-man-in-chicago/

    Where's the outrage?? Where's the protests??? Where's the looting and cop killings???

    Dumbocrats are so transparently racist, it's ain't funny..

  34. [34] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    CW-
    I am sorry you feel that I ignored your warning. That could be upsetting to someone not used to being ignored and could cause the same kind of overreaction that may come from someone that has constantly been ignored.

    But I did respond to your warning in the comments on the next column and answered your question is that clear by asking you to explain because it was not clear at all.

    Perhaps if you had ignored me by responding the way I "ignored " you by responding a bit more often and not only provided warnings when you felt I was overreacting while ignoring other commenters behavior that in my opinion was worse it would not have reached the point where you felt a yellow card was warranted.

    I did not see any attack on you in my comment. I see it is a challenge to you to do better.

    With very few exceptions the only time I "attack" other commenters is after they attack/troll me first.

    Hopefully, if you decide that your red card option must be implemented it will be after you have made it clear what I am doing different than other commenters. It is going to be very difficult to not violate the rules that others can ignore if I don't know what exactly those rules for me are.

    And hopefully before you go Full Orwellian with a red card option you will give me a chance to defend myself before being silenced and erased from history here. (How is that going to work? It's going to look strange unless you also erase all comments from other commenters referring to or answering me. And any objective observer would probably find Kick's behavior worse than mine when compared to my behavior and it would make Kick look even worse with those comments there all by themselves.)

    "No Max, not the Cone of Silence. You know that never works."
    -Chief
    Get Smart

  35. [35] 
    Michale wrote:

    Atlanta Police Officers Not Responding To Calls In Multiple Zones, Comes After D.A. Charged Officer With Murder In Rayshard Brooks Case
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/atlanta-police-officers-not-responding-to-calls-in-multiple-zones-comes-after-d-a-charged-officer-with-murder-in-rayshard-brooks-case?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro

    The communities need cops more than cops need the communities..

    ESPECIALLY given the hate and violent attacks on cops coming from the communities...

  36. [36] 
    Michale wrote:

    Police officers in the Atlanta Police Department are reportedly not responding to calls in multiple zones which comes after the department acknowledged that they were experiencing a higher than usual number of police officers calling out prior to the start of their shifts.

    The news comes after Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced felony murder charges against officer Garrett Rolfe on Wednesday for his involvement in the death of Rayshard Brooks, who was driving drunk, resisted arrest, got into a physical altercation with police, took a taser from a police officer, tried to run, and fired a taser in Rolfe’s direction. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that its investigation into the incident was not complete when the charges were announced and that it was not consulted by Howard.

    Communities don't need cops???

    Fine.. Let them deal with Law Enforcement issues..

    And what's so ironic is that it's going to be the black communities who suffer the most from abolishing the police...

  37. [37] 
    Michale wrote:

    Black Lives Matter protest of 80 people in tiny Ohio town where just 13 black residents live is overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats

    Heavily armed white men and women from motorcycle gangs and 'back the blue' groups flocked to the small town of Bethel Sunday

    Around 700 counterprotesters - some seen in Trump t-shirts - shouted 'Blue lives matter!' and 'All lives matter!' and ripped signs from protester's hands

    80 of the 2,828 Bethel residents were holding a peaceful BLM demonstration

    One protester was seen on camera being punched in the back of the head by a counterprotester in a confederate flag bandanna, while cops looked on

    Clashes persisted for a second day Monday, leading the police chief to declare a curfew and several people were arrested

    Large swathes of the counterprotesters were thought to have come from out of town, with motorbikes seen carrying out-of-state license plates

    A staggering 97 percent of Bethel residents are white and just 13 black people live there, according to US Census estimates
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8431699/Black-Lives-Matter-protest-80-people-tiny-Ohio-town-overrun-700-armed-counterprotesters.html?fbclid=IwAR0A-M7hL28xdBZuCfzH4lZZQhkMXyZVVFTCSUcWy1V_4C8ZgI1sCqnLhLM

    HA!!!! BLM gets a taste of their own medicine.. :D

    Well, hysterical Lefties DID say they were coming to the suburbs and rural areas..

    And THIS is the result.. :D

  38. [38] 
    Michale wrote:
  39. [39] 
    Michale wrote:

    But let's compare recent presidents vis a vis the black American community...

    http://sjfm.us/pics/record.jpg

    Clinton had record black incarceration..

    Odumbo had record black welfare...

    President Donald Trump???

    Record low black unemployment..

    It's no wonder that black Americans are #WalkAway and 40% support President Trump...

    Facts don't lie...

  40. [40] 
    Michale wrote:

    Dummy dressed as NYPD cop found hanging from noose on Jacksonville overpass
    https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/duval-county/dummy-found-hanging-noose-jacksonville-overpass/T5L2XMQ67REKXFXBUM3OUYEOCY/?fbclid=IwAR3912MW4M2GJBibackZUOI6oj78MVSlTq8UNUBnGIkLMsIzHAoReZOFL0A

    Condemnation from the WPG???

    "Anyone??? Anyone?? Beuhler??"

    Of course not...

  41. [41] 
    Michale wrote:
  42. [42] 
    Michale wrote:

    As I said....

    Trump signals new effort to end 'Dreamers' immigration program after court defeat

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signaled he could try again to end the program that has protected so-called Dreamer immigrants who are in the United States illegally but entered as children, following a loss in the U.S. Supreme Court.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration-trump/trump-signals-new-effort-to-end-dreamers-immigration-program-after-court-defeat-idUSKBN23Q2CA

    President Trump lost a minor skirmish...

    The Dumbocrat Party will lose the war... :D

    And oh how I'll cheer and clap... :D

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that “The Supreme Court asked us to resubmit on DACA, nothing was lost or won. They ‘punted’, much like in a football game (where hopefully they would stand for our great American Flag). We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfil[l] the Supreme Court’s ruling & request of yesterday.”

    Yep...

    Democrats simply CAN'T win against President Trump...

    A fact that's going to be painfully (for ya'all at least) obvious on 3 Nov 2020... :D

    Wagers are still being accepted for those who have the testicular fortitude and the strength of their convictions. :D

    Com'on.. Don't be shy.. Step up.. :D

  44. [44] 
    Michale wrote:

    The majority opinion from the court, where Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four more liberal justices, left the door open for Republican Trump to attempt again to rescind the program, ruling only that the administration had not met procedural requirements and its actions were “arbitrary and capricious” under a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act.

    Ken Cuccinelli, the Department of Homeland Security acting deputy secretary, on Friday told Fox News the department would “move as quickly as possible” to present Trump with various executive options he could take.

    In another Tweet, Trump said that he wanted to “take care of DACA recipients,” and blamed Democrats for not negotiating a permanent solution to the young immigrants’ temporary status.

    Who could have POSSIBLY guess that President Trump would simply reissue the Executive Order to appease the SCOTUS...???

    Oh.... Wait... :D

  45. [45] 
    Michale wrote:

    Every Atlanta police officer gets $500 bonus from foundation to ‘boost morale’ as sick-outs continue

    One day after a number of Atlanta police officers called in sick, prompting rumors of a mass walkout in protest of murder charges filed against a former officer, a police foundation announced Thursday that it had given every officer in the city a $500 bonus.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/every-atlanta-police-officer-gets-500-bonus-from-foundation-to-boost-morale-as-sick-outs-continue/ar-BB15I7yE

    Good news for cops...

  46. [46] 
    Michale wrote:

    The bonuses, which reportedly total more than $2 million, are part of a broader effort to “stem attrition and boost morale,” the Atlanta Police Foundation said in a statement to local media outlets. In addition to the money, which was provided through donations, the foundation also plans to replace at least 20 patrol cars that have been damaged during the ongoing protests that have consumed the city for weeks, WSB reported.

    “We’re afraid of losing good police officers, our city losing good police officers,” the foundation’s president and CEO Dave Wilkinson told the news station. “All this is in support of just showing that we appreciate the sacrifice these officers have made during this time.”

    One good sure-fire way to keep good cops is by not charging them with Capital Murder for simply doing their jobs and doing it well...

    I'm just sayin'....

  47. [47] 
    Michale wrote:

    Remember how Left Wingers ridiculed the Right for "freedom fries"???

    Omaha restaurant forced to close following 'numerous threats' to owners related to Confederate-named menu item

    The leader of the protest movement against the restaurant, a local city council candidate, David Mitchell, said in a Facebook Live video that the establishment was told by upset residents to rename the menu item after a “black icon” or “black union soldier.” It was also told to issue a public apology, while others demanded the restaurant donate $500 to $1,000 to an African American organization.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/omaha-restaurant-forced-to-close-following-numerous-threats-to-store-owners-related-to-confederate-named-menu-item

    At least the Right didn't stoop to out-right extortion like racist Democrats are... :eyeroll:

  48. [48] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden says rooting out systemic racism is 'moral obligation of our time'
    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/503619-biden-says-rooting-out-systemic-racism-is-moral-obligation-of-our-time

    Biden's about 12 years too late...

    We ended systemic racism in 2008 when we voted in a black American as POTUS...

  49. [49] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump campaign believes it can grow black vote despite protests

    “The Trump campaign has a significant advantage because of our long-term investment in data and technological infrastructure. Because of those advantages, our Black Voices for Trump coalition has been able to quickly shift gears and jump right into engaging with black voters and volunteers digitally,” said Trump campaign deputy press secretary Ken Farnaso. “Whether it be our Black Voices for Trump ‘Real Talk’ nationwide conference calls or Black Voices for Trump online panels, our campaign has been on the cutting edge of digital campaigning, not only using existing infrastructure but creating new platforms to reach the black community where they are.”

    This includes a defense of Trump’s record from Democratic claims that he has fanned the flames of racial division. “Not only has President Trump made the largest federal investment into funding HBCUs in American history, he’s also led on police reform, criminal justice reform, opportunity zones, school choice, and, not to mention, that during his administration, black Americans have reached record levels of financial success under his leadership,” said Farnaso.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-campaign-believes-it-can-grow-black-vote-despite-protests

    Apparently, it's working..

    Black American support for President Trump is at 40%...

  50. [50] 
    John M wrote:

    [14] Michale wrote:

    "Personally, I liked his roll in THE FIFTH ELEMENT better.. :D"

    Cornelius the Priest :-)

    One of my favorite movies of all time!

    Also, don't forget his role in the first couple of Alien movies as the android Ash!

    Neat aside, the woman who played Lambert was Veronica Cartwright, the little who you starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. (The little sister Cathy who got love birds as a birthday present.)

  51. [51] 
    John M wrote:

    Michale wrote:

    "Black American support for President Trump is at 40%..."

    NOT TRUE. Currently it is at 3 percent!

    BTW, from your own article that you provided a link for:

    "Despite daunting poll numbers nationally and in the battleground states, the Trump campaign says it hasn’t given up its drive to increase the president’s share of the black vote from the 8% he won in 2016."

    Get that??? 8 percent in 2016!!

  52. [52] 
    Michale wrote:

    Also, don't forget his role in the first couple of Alien movies as the android Ash!

    I did, indeed forget that.. :D Thanx..

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    Get that??? 8 percent in 2016!!

    Yep.. 4 years ago..

    In 2020???

    Rasmussen: Black Approval For Trump Surges to Over 40%
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jun19

    Biden is toast..

    There is simply no way that Biden could lose THAT MUCH black American support and have a snowball's chance in hell of winning..

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:

    New York City sees surge in murders, burglaries, NYPD says
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-city-sees-surge-in-murders-burglaries-nypd-says

    See what happens when cities go cop-less???

    It's a forgone conclusion that all the extra crime and murders and such are happening in black communities..

    Does the Democrat Party REALLY want to abolish cops???

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    Crime statistics released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday showed a rise in the city's murder rate during the month of May, as protests and riots continued following the death of George Floyd.

    The numbers showed that murders in the city had increased by 79 percent, CBS 2 reported. Shootings went up by 64 percent and burglaries reportedly rose by 34 percent.

    The NYPD said it will have hundreds of officers patrolling the streets this summer, specifically in neighborhoods that have seen a spike in violent crime.

    Murders increase by almost 80%...

    And, as I point out it's a safe bet it's all in minority neighborhoods...

    Democrats don't really care about minorities....

    They wouldn't be throwing cops under the bus if they did...

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Democrat Party is hemmoraging black American support...

    They simply CANNOT lose 40% of the black vote and expect to prevail...

    It's really that simple...

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    Sanchez-Santas was just the latest suspect to be arrested for attempting to firebomb a police car. A pair of lawyers, Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, were charged earlier this month with throwing a Molotov cocktail into an unoccupied New York City police vehicle.

    Democrats in good standing with the Democrat Party... :eyeroll:

  58. [58] 
    Michale wrote:

    Former FBI assistant director predicts 'every manner of anarchist' will converge on Tulsa for Trump rally

    Trump warns 'anarchists' not to disrupt Tulsa rally
    What should city and campaign plan for? Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker weighs in.

    Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker told "The Ingraham Angle" Friday that officials in Tulsa, Okla. should be prepared for "the worst" and to expect "every manner of anarchist" and anti-Trump elements in the city ahead of Saturday's scheduled campaign rally.

    "What the public needs to understand and those that are coming to Tulsa need to understand is the inter-federal perimeter is controlled by the Secret Service. And they mean business," Swecker warned. "They're going to plan for the worst. They're going to have, you know, a moderate level of police force showing.
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/chris-swecker-trump-tulsa-campaign-rally-anarchists

    In other words, the Democrat Party will be represented fully at President Trump's Tulsa rally...

  59. [59] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CQb_fyf09g

    See how long it takes to recognize this song.

  60. [60] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Part two
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TayPvSrbkDI

    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    Tubas in the Moonlight with special guest Trumpface

  61. [61] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW: And Trump told Xi that Americans were clamoring for him to change constitutional rules to serve more than two terms, according to the book.

    No need. There is nothing whatsoever in the United States Constitution that would prevent Comrade Donald from serving two terms in prison. :)

  62. [62] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    3

    Heh.

  63. [63] 
    Michale wrote:

    No need. There is nothing whatsoever in the United States Constitution that would prevent Comrade Donald from serving two terms in prison. :)

    TRUMP IS TOAST false prediction #12,956,487...

    :D

    I guess ya'all NEVER tire of being beat by President Trump.. :D

    But it's amusing for me to watch.. :D

  64. [64] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Hey, Don! How are ya doing? I hope you intend to behave and be a productive contributor to these comments sections because there are already too many to scroll right through, you know.

    Welcome back. Don't make me regret saying that!

  65. [65] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    And, if you think I'm clicking on those links, you're CA-RAZY! :)

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    It was bound to happen..

    One killed, one left critical in Seattle's 'no-cop' zone; police union chief laments lack of leadership

    e head of Seattle's police union lamented the lack of "leadership" in the city Saturday after reports emerged that an early morning shooting in the so-called 'CHOP' left one person dead and another in critical condition.

    According to The Seattle Times, police homicide and assault detectives are investigating the shooting, citing a post on the Seattle Police Department's blotter.

    "On June 20th, at approximately 2:30 AM, East Precinct officers responded to a report of shots fired in Cal Anderson Park," a statement on the blotter said.

    "This is inside the area referred to as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). Officers attempted to locate a shooting victim but were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers safe access to the victims. Officers were later informed that the victims, both males, had been transported to Harborview Medical Center by CHOP medics.
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/seattle-police-union-chief-violence-chop-troubling

    Responsibility for that death is directly at the feet of AntiFa/Democrat Party...

  67. [67] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    And, if you think I'm clicking on those links, you're CA-RAZY! :)

    So, you'll understand if no one clicks on the links YOU provide, eh?? :D

  68. [68] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Officers responded to Harborview and were informed that one of the victims, a 19-year-old male, had died from injuries. The other victim, also a male, unknown age, remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries."

    In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend" with host Pete Hegseth Saturday, Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan remarked that it is "no longer the summer of love" like Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan claimed, but the "summer of chaos."

    "Early this morning, that violence was raw and real where one of our community members lost their life and police are still not allowed into that area and were prevented to providing that police service to the area to locate victors and/or render aid. [It’s] very troubling what’s going on," Solan said.

    There's a taste of cities without cops..

    Hope ya'all enjoy it...

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    "And again, we're left wondering what's next?" he asked. "And, now our elected officials have removed our ability to have less lethal chemical munitions that are effective for us to disburse unruly violent crowds to protect those police facilities -- let alone ourselves."

    "So, we're in a very, very troubling time in Seattle and it’s deeply concerning that…Everybody across this country needs to be aware of what's going on in Seattle," he urged.

    But, as protests have now continued for a month in the liberal Pacific Northwest metropolis, Solan does not yet see a solution or compromise on the horizon.

    "Well, you're going to have to have the political backbone to finally enforce the rule of law, because if this continues to spiral down -- which we saw earlier this morning with a homicide -- I don't see what the remedy is," he admitted.

    "So, we need leadership now more than ever," asserted Solan. "And, I find it ironic that the same public officials [who] are creating these decisions that put everybody's public safety at risk are now calling out for defunding the police. And, those two aren’t compatible."

    "You can’t have 'defunding the police' and better police services because the first thing to go -- as you and I both know, Pete -- is training. And, if you remove the training budget, you remove quality police service," he concluded. "And, we know that separating good cops from bad is all about training."

    And it's so cute that the Democrat Party thinks it has a chance in Nov.. :D

  70. [70] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I actually wasn't talkin' to you, Michale. I click on your links all the time. Heh.

  71. [71] 
    Michale wrote:

    I actually wasn't talkin' to you, Michale. I click on your links all the time. Heh.

    Touche'... :D

    I stand corrected.. :D

  72. [72] 
    Michale wrote:

    Ulysses S. Grant statue toppled in San Francisco
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ulysses-grant-statue-toppled-san-francisco

    Democrats/AntiFa just want to destroy...

    What sad and pathetic little people they are...

  73. [73] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    You do, indeed. :)

  74. [74] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [7]

    John From Censornati wrote:
    If we could, we'd give an award this week to a group of Republicans

    Steve Schmidt brought us Sarah Palin. That's what we should be impressed with about him. He's not doing us a favor. He's not a hero. He's a fireman trying to put out a fire he started.

    No, it wasn't Steve Schmidt who gave us Sarah Palin. SP was simply that moment's iteration of the Repug anti science, anti government authoritarian narrative that they've been selling since Clinton. Trump "the Outsider" is the logical culmination of this GOP narrative. Trump is as much a symptom as a cause.

  75. [75] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Big picture, right CW?

  76. [76] 
    Kick wrote:

    And any objective observer would probably find Kick's behavior worse than mine when compared to my behavior and it would make Kick look even worse with those comments there all by themselves.

    Cry more.

  77. [77] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    A symptom of lousy Democrat governance??

    Yea, I'de buy that....

  78. [78] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Ah, for the record, I believe Steve Schmidt has amply apologized for giving us Sarah Palin.

  79. [79] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    For any idiot claiming that they aren’t wearing masks because they believe in herd immunity: unless you have had someone currently testing positive for Covid-19 spit in your mouth, you aren’t trying hard enough to achieve “herd immunity”! And just because you want to get infected — which is the ONLY way to gain “immunity” — that doesn’t mean you should be forcing others to be infected by your stupidity!

    And unless we have nationwide (or even statewide) testing for the antibodies, we will never be able to know if we have achieved herd immunity — which even if we do achieve will still mean those who never became infected are at risk for future outbreaks.

  80. [80] 
    Kick wrote:

    TRUMP IS TOAST false prediction #12,956,487...

    Same old routine from Mike... ? infinity

    :)

    I guess ya'all NEVER tire of being beat by President Trump..

    I guess Mike never tires of being the beat off for
    Clownstick von Trump.

    But it's amusing for me to watch..

    But it's amusing to watch him constantly suck at it.

  81. [81] 
    Michale wrote:

    My terrifying five-day stay inside Seattle’s cop-free CHAZ

    SEATTLE — On June 8, Seattle police frantically loaded what they could from the east precinct onto trucks and cars. Within hours, they boarded up and abandoned the station. That night, left-wing protesters from Black Lives Matter and Antifa declared ownership of the six-block neighborhood in the middle of the Pacific Northwest’s largest city. They named their new territory the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ. No laws or rules applied here except for one: “No cops allowed.”

    During five undercover days and nights in the zone, I witnessed a continuing experiment in anarchy, chaos and brute-force criminality. In order to avoid being exposed as a journalist — several reporters have been barred or expelled — I slept and showered outside the zone. (Those inside have no showers but they do have portable bathrooms.) I took meals, and most of my water breaks, elsewhere because I was reluctant to remove my mask and risk being recognized. Every day I entered the zone twice through its semi-porous borders — once in the early afternoon, and again after sundown, staying until the wee hours.
    https://nypost.com/2020/06/20/my-terrifying-5-day-stay-inside-seattles-autonomous-zone/

    First person account of what it's REALLY like inside the AntiFa/Democrat Party area of Seattle...

    Sounds typical of Democrat Party enclaves...

  82. [82] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [74]

    No, it wasn't Steve Schmidt who gave us Sarah Palin. SP was simply that moment's iteration of the Repug anti science, anti government authoritarian narrative that they've been selling since Clinton. Trump "the Outsider" is the logical culmination of this GOP narrative. Trump is as much a symptom as a cause.

    It started with sunny Saint Ronnie and his "aw shucks" morning in America. George HW (Bush the Elder) the patrician didn't last and Dole failed in 1996.

    Enter another "aw shucks" Repug George the Younger. After eight years of that fiasco, "aw shucks" Palin to balance the creaky war hero was a natural choice.

    Alas, the Repug's narrative made the disillusioned GOP electorate simply ripe for Trump's populist rise to the presidency.

    Repugs are all-in on Trump and all signs point to them getting shellacked in November.

    Yes, November is an eternity. And lots can happen and the polls were wrong in 2016 (but NOT in 2018) yada yada. But would you rather Biden or Trump right now?

  83. [83] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Would you rather be Biden or Trump right now?

    (yeah, like I know how to proofread)

  84. [84] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    A note about "herd immunity", naturally achieved through infection or by vaccine.

    There is still so much about this new coronavirus that we don't know. We don't know if infection gives immunity and, if so, how long it would last. We don't know if an effective vaccine will be found.

    What we do know is how to break chains of transmission and get this virus under control and find ways to live with this virus.

    Dr Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, explained it best and so let me repeat it here:

    "Herd immunity is a term taken sometimes from veterinary epidemiology where people are concerned in animal husbandry with the overall health of the herd and an individual animal in that sense doesn't matter from the perspective of the brutal economics of that and those decisions.

    "But human populations are not herds and as such the concept of herd immunity is generally reserved for calculating how many people would need to be vaccinated in a population in order to generate that same effect.

    "So, we need to be really careful when we use terms in this way around natural infections in humans because it can lead to a very brutal arithmetic which does not put people and life and suffering at the center of that equation.

    "What also is concerning in this 'herd immunity' narrative, is that there was an assumption as this disease spread around the world that we are really just seeing the severe cases and the difficult cases and that sero-epidemiologic studies will show that most of the people have been infected and this will all be over and we can get back to normal business.

    "However, the preliminary results of sero-epi studies are showing just the opposite.

    "It is showing that the proportion of people with significant clinical illness is actually a much higher proportion of all those who have been infected because the number of people infected in the total population is probably much lower than we expected.

    Which means we have a very long way to go. It means, as the WHO DG, Dr. Tedros, has been saying for months, this is a serious disease, this is public enemy number one; we have been saying that over and over and over and over again."

    And, just to add to Ryan's remarks, Sweden has now acknowledged that its strategy for responding to COVID-19 was wrong and ineffective.

  85. [85] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Liz (64)-
    I have always behaved and been a productive commenter, at least as much as anyone else here and not as bad as some others.

    The only things you should regret is the first part of your comment and not being one of those mentioned in comment 30. :D

    (65)
    Okay. You will regret not clicking on those links more than anything in your entire life.

  86. [86] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Now, think back to Clinton. After holding the presidency for 12 straight years, Repugs were flat out enraged at Slick Willy for daring to take it from them. Newt Gingrich introduced his brand of "scorched earth" no compromise whatsoever, and they even tried to Impeach him over an Oval office blow job. [Clinton's approval rating went up as the Impeachment progressed. Trump's did not, ahem.]

    Flash forward to Obama. Not only was Barry a Democratic President, but he was (horrors!) a black man to boot.

    Repugs had been playing to the racists since George the Younger ("illegal immigration" was not a problem until W's approval ratings went underwater, remember?) So birtherism came pretty naturally to today's Party of Lincoln. Making sure that Obama was a one term President was more important than cleaning up the mess that W left behind.

    What we have here is the GOP hanging onto the tail of a tiger that's on PCP. Good luck with that.

  87. [87] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    ... "scorched earth" no compromise whatsoever politics...

  88. [88] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [53]

    Rasmussen: Black Approval For Trump Surges to Over 40%
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/

    So I went to this site and (1) it didn't address black approval of Trump at all. (2) it didn't have a date on it. I think this poll is over 2 months old, conducted, say, a hundred thousand American coronavirus deaths ago.

    Feel free to believe Trump has even double digits supports from blacks. No, really! Oh, and how are the black unemployment numbers nowadays, Michale?

  89. [89] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    I mean, "what the hell did we have to lose?"

  90. [90] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Seattle’s officials and the Governor need to take back control over the CHOP zone. It will take one rape or death resulting from police being called but failing to respond and the city will be paying millions in damages. Vicarious liability requires cities to answer calls for service once they have been received by an agency.

    This is one of the biggest things that I had pounded into my head when I was being trained as a E-911 call receiver. If you fail to properly transfer a call or fail to enter a call for help correctly (read: failing to identify an in-progress event to get a priority response), you are liable for damages your negligence causes.

    That is why we never answered the questions, “When are they going to get here?” or “Where are they?” with anything but, “They will be there as quickly as is possible,” or “They have been dispatched.”(read: you don’t give them specifics that you cannot know to be true.)

    We teach in our Civic’s classes that we have the right to protest, but we never teach HOW to protest legally. We fail to teach that once the police say that you must disperse...protest is over! If you think they are wrong to end your protest, your only option is to take them to court... you have no authority to disregard their order to disperse! You may be peacefully protesting, but it only takes one person getting violent to end your ability to peacefully protest any further.

    And when the police announce you must leave an area immediately and then minutes later you see the line of officers walking towards you...if you are still there when they get there, they will be using physical force to push you out of the area. EVERY TIME!
    And the law says they are in the right and you are in the wrong when it happens.

  91. [91] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Six members of Trump’s campaign team setting up for his rally in Tulsa tonight tested positive for the coronavirus! The images outside of the venue show none of the crowd socially distancing or wearing masks. The state Supreme Court said that the rally can be held as long as participants have the option to social distance and wear masks if they choose.

    My question: If I declare that I want to social distance, does that mean that everyone around me has to keep 6 feet away?

    You would think that Trump requiring those attending the rally to sign away their right to sue him WHEN they get Covid-19, not IF, that people might think twice about being there.

  92. [92] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    My question: If I declare that I want to social distance, does that mean that everyone around me has to keep 6 feet away?

    My answer: Abso-frakkin'-lutely.

    You know, people could have some real fun at disrupt this rally, all at Trump's expense, by declaring just that!

  93. [93] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    What?

  94. [94] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Methinks there ain't going to be no social distancing at the Trump rally tonight. Call it, er, peer pressure.

  95. [95] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    And Trump will put on the grandest of circuses, a

    "rilly great shew!"

    - Ed Sullivan
    His eponymous show

  96. [96] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    Calling all Trumpthugs! There are still lots of empty seats at the Trump Virus Klan rally. Be a warrior for the death cult.

  97. [97] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Physically distanced but socially connected.

  98. [98] 
    TheStig wrote:

    JFC-96

    I rate the indoor event as half empty and surprisingly low energy - from both Trump and the audience.

    The outdoor address was cancelled due to lack of overflow in the arena.

    In short, not very useful material for commercials - unless Team Trump deep fakes packed seats and an energetic crowd.

  99. [99] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @ts,

    cue the sharpie...

    JL

  100. [100] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [Program note: I am watching tape of Trump's rally in Tulsa. These are my stream of consciousness reactions:]

    We're 12 minutes into Trump's speech and he is simply manfully Trumpsplaining the ramp and the water bottle.

  101. [101] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    okay, if joe biden didn't have my vote before, he certainly does now:

    —but as Biden and Moseley Braun sat on unpacked boxes, he made a pitch over slices of cherry pie that she figured was coming as soon as he’d walked through the door. He was the chair of the Judiciary Committee—and he wanted her on it.

    cherry pie! woot!

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/19/the-first-time-joe-biden-chose-a-black-woman-to-make-history-328426

  102. [102] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Okay. That wasn't the first 12 minutes of the speech.

    Lotsa judges appointed. Lotsa rebuilt military.

    And..."there are a lot of bad people in the VA...people that didn't love the Vets...people that were sadistic...people that stole... "

    Whoa! I'm a Vet and thank God Trump pointed out how oppressed I've been by the VA, and I didn't even know it.

  103. [103] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Um, it does not appear that Trump came remotely close to filling the place. Room on the floor and acres of empty blue chairs all around.

  104. [104] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    K, I'm more than halfway through and Trump is cranking out the sound bites and the crowd applauds on cue. But I'm not hearing what I heard back in 2016, I'm not quite feeling it like I did before. Before we found out "what we have to lose."

  105. [105] 
    Mezzomamma wrote:

    [96] and [98]: I gather that some young people organised to order tickets online just to ensure empty seats. (My only evidence at the moment is what my sister and GenZ niece tell me.)

    Of course, some people may simply have had attacks of common sense and self-preservation.

  106. [106] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    And now for something completely different... Not.

    "You're not stopping any sort of a virus. It's part of the dehumanization of the children of God. You're participating in it by wearing a mask."

    Probably the most stupid fucking thing ever said, anywhere at any time. Fuck off, and feel free to take your fake-ass diety with you, arseholes.

    Nice to see you back, Don...I didn't see your transgression, (unless tedious repetition has become gulag-worthy), I have to assume you referred to someone as a xunt, which ergo led to your 'hiatus'.

    On a relatable note.

    Glad to see Michale back, more so to see that Wankers Cramp can be surgically reversed. We can't have the entire right-wing clipped, now can we?

    http://FTP... 2

    This jumped out only because, how does an American President NOT know that the UK has nukes? Shit. The UK has admitted to having 'several' nuke-equipped subs lurking about for decades. History ace, Donny Twerk gets it wrong, again.

    LL&P

  107. [107] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Oooo! Here's a keeper:

    "Let's see what radical left Democrats will do to our country. "

    And lots of hostility to the press, natch. Crowd does boo on cue but maybe it's the numbers. I just don't feel the "oomph" from the peanut gallery...

  108. [108] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    "And despite that, we/I... have done a phenomenal job with it [Covid-19]...the Chinese Flu (cue applause)...I shut down the United States to very heavily infected but all (waves hand from side to side) in late January... months earlier than other people would have..."

    Whoops! Alas, Trump did NOT shut down or screen American nationals returning from China. But Michale, I'm sure none of them carried coronavirus, right?

  109. [109] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    lol...107

    The one time being in the 'peanut gallery' isn't nuts.

    I clicked on mute and then FOX and noticed very few people in the upper stands of this 18k stadium.

    FOX said, (in the caption), that some of the crowd had been waiting a week in line to attend...betting they left with the overwhelming feeling of having wasted their time.

    Darwin would have been impressed.

    LL&P

  110. [110] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    ... and Trump brags about testing 25 million Americans. Along the way to Trumpsplaining how "testing is a two edged sword" because more testing reveals more cases.

    "So I said to my people slow the testing down please." (Crowd chuckles appreciably -- yep, my kinda people.

    "We got another one over here. The young man is 10 years old. He's got the sniffles... he'll recover in about 15 minutes. That's a case! Add up to it -- that's a case. That's a case."

    How many dead now, Michale? How much more absurdity...

  111. [111] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    88

    Here let me help you. <---- And I mean this in a nice way (people are saying I'm adorable). Heh.

    Two things:

    * Part of Mike's stale routine is to constantly equate polling data regarding "approval ratings" with polling data regarding "support/votes" at the ballot box. Does the routine get stale? At this point, I can only conclude that Mike is actually ignorant or enjoys the appearance of being terminally stupid... one of the two but probably both.

    * Right-biased Rasmussen is Mike's cherry-picked poll of choice... ad nauseam, and their recent track record is in the toilet.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/08/politics/poll-of-the-week-trumps-favorite-pollster/index.html

  112. [112] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Yeesh. Trump didn't even get much out of the crowd when he said "the Dems want to defund and dissolve our Police departments. Think it that!"

    It's like his Greatest Hits ain't getting it.

    Whoa! "Many 9-1-1 calls are hearing, 'I'm sorry, this number is no longer working.'" I mean, young [white] women calling and stuff! Oh, the national scandal! If only the President was still alive he'd do something about it.!

  113. [113] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    "You are so lucky I'm president -- that's all I can tell," gets his best reaction of the evening so far...

  114. [114] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Nope. Caint hang no more, 30 minutes in to Trump's rally. G'Nite, y'all.

  115. [115] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    86

    Gingrich introduced his brand of "scorched earth" no compromise whatsoever, and they even tried to Impeach him over an Oval office blow job. [Clinton's approval rating went up as the Impeachment progressed. Trump's did not, ahem.]

    I know, right!? Gallup data shows that Bill Clinton's approval rating around the time of his impeachment proceedings in 1998/1999 reached their highest point in his presidency at 73% approval overall. Clinton even had the support of 41% of Republicans and could have won reelection in a landslide were it not for term limits.
    .

    GALLUP APPROVAL RATINGS

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Rep'''''''''Ind''''''''Dem
    1998 Dec 19-20....41..........69.........91

    ^
    ^
    ^^^^^ See what I did there? ^^^^^

  116. [116] 
    Kick wrote:

    ^^^^ CONTINUED ^^^^

    A 73% approval rating!

    FUN FACT: Bill Clinton never fell below an average approval rating of 50%.

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/116584/presidential-approval-ratings-bill-clinton.aspx

    Donald Trump has never even achieved one approval rating of 50%... not even one single time.

  117. [117] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    ^
    ^
    Yah the shrooms are ^^^ kicking in^

  118. [118] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Unless you count that one time that 50% of Americans approved of Trump's removal via Impeachment.

  119. [119] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [111]

    Kick wrote:
    MtnCaddy
    88

    Here let me help you. <---- And I mean this in a nice way (people are saying I'm adorable). Heh.

    Um, Kick, you're "adorable" as a commentater like Alex Morgan is "adorable" as a soccer player.

    You are both stone cold assassins.

  120. [120] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Can I go now?

  121. [121] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    91

    My question: If I declare that I want to social distance, does that mean that everyone around me has to keep 6 feet away?

    Good question, Russ! I can tell you, I spend a lot of time trying desperately to keep people out of my damn space. I never realized how many people want to hug and touch and be near me! ;)

    I have this move I stole from Terminator 3... the one called "talk to the hand"...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebEDDUfd8WQ

    Except you substitute words to the effect: "move back six feet".

    You would think that Trump requiring those attending the rally to sign away their right to sue him WHEN they get Covid-19, not IF, that people might think twice about being there.

    But, Russ... to "think twice" would require thinking once. :)

  122. [122] 
    Kick wrote:

    John From Censornati
    96

    Calling all Trumpthugs! There are still lots of empty seats at the Trump Virus Klan rally. Be a warrior for the death cult.

    Now, now John. Be fair. You know damn well that the overflow space was socially distanced! ;)

  123. [123] 
    Kick wrote:

    TS
    98

    The outdoor address was cancelled due to lack of overflow in the arena.

    You too! Y'all are just not going to give the MAGAts credit where credit is due for the masterful display of their social distancing outdoors! ;)

    In short, not very useful material for commercials - unless Team Trump deep fakes packed seats and an energetic crowd.

    Ha, ha... the laugh will be on you tomorrow, TS. You'll see the bigliest crowd ever... lots and lots of "black support"... circled in Sharpie. ;)

  124. [124] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    99

    cue the sharpie...

    Heh. That's what I was thinking... that Donald will "highlight" all the "black support." *grin*

  125. [125] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    103

    Um, it does not appear that Trump came remotely close to filling the place. Room on the floor and acres of empty blue chairs all around.

    A little bit of Red and a whole lot of Blue? Hopefully a preview of the 2020 Electoral College map! :)

  126. [126] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Wow, yer right! Dunno how that one got past me.

  127. [127] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    110

    "So I said to my people slow the testing down please."

    He's not kidding, though. Trump did impede the testing of Americans and our ability to know who should quarantine, which contributed to the spread of the virus exponentially and will subsequently lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

    Trump's admission is helpful in many ways because now we know that:

    * Trump thinks impeding the testing of Americans is comical.
    * Trump put his COVID statistics before the lives of Americans.
    * "Our lives" is the answer to: "What have you got to lose?"

    Good to know; thank you, Donald... you effing murderer.

  128. [128] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    120

    Can I go now?

    Heh.

  129. [129] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Repugs are all-in on Trump and all signs point to them getting shellacked in November.

    And those "signs" are... what exactly??

    The fact that 40% of black Americans support President Trump???

    Or the fact that Democrat fundraising is in the toilet compared to President Trump's??

    Or maybe you mean how Biden is hiding in his basement, his staff petrified as to what his next gaffe will be??

    Or maybe you mean the sign that the economy is on the mend and will likely be even better than it was pre-pandemic by Nov...

    Are those the "signs" you are referring to???

  130. [130] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    So I went to this site and (1) it didn't address black approval of Trump at all. (2) it didn't have a date on it.

    Oh really??

    Trump Support Up This Week Among Black Voters
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_support_up_this_week_among_black_voters

    You should know by now I ALWAYS have my facts to back up my claims..

    And, you'll note that it says "july_2019" :D

    I am guessing one tee meeny martoonies.. :D

    Feel free to believe Trump has even double digits supports from blacks. No, really!

    I will because that's what the polls clearly show.. And I know how much faith you put in polls.. :D

    Oh, and how are the black unemployment numbers nowadays, Michale?

    As lousy as they are post-pandemic, they are STILL better than Odumbo's numbers..

    I'll expect yer concession when you sober up.. :D

  131. [131] 
    Michale wrote:

    So, it looks like President Trump is back to kicking Biden's ass..

    Even with the low turnout, President Trump's rally fielded thousands more than Biden could ever hope to address.. :D

    With Biden hemorrhaging black support and the economy on the mend (IE a REAL Summer Of Recovery, not that fake BS that Odumbo and Biden tried) Biden couldn't be elected dog-catcher...

    :D I expect each and everyone of ya'all to be here on the evening of 3 Nov 2020 to take yer just punishments.. :D

  132. [132] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh, what have we here??? :D

    Trump to return to rally stage in controversial style
    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/503643-trump-to-return-to-rally-stage-in-controversial-style

    Once again, the media is giving President Trump all the free publicity he can handle.. And then some.. :D

  133. [133] 
    Michale wrote:

    President Trump

    DONALD JOHN TRUMP
    Trump mocked for low attendance at rally
    Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year
    Trump makes defiant return to campaign stage amid controversies
    MORE
    will take the stage Saturday night at the most controversial rally of his presidency to date.

    Rallies have been a hallmark of Trump's entire brand, and his campaign is eager to get him back in front of a boisterous crowd of thousands of supporters.

    But this rally will take place during a pandemic that has killed nearly 120,000 Americans and counting. Public health experts warn it is dangerous to group thousands of people together indoors and professional sports leagues are preparing to return in “bubbles.”

    The rally also comes amid nationwide protests over police violence against African Americans. Trump was initially to hold the rally on Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the end of slavery. He shifted it to Saturday in response to criticism, but reignited controversy a few days later by claiming he made the annual celebration recognized by millions of people “very famous.”

    Tulsa, Okla., is the site of a terrible tragedy where hundreds of African Americans were killed in 1921. The Tulsa World editorial board wrote this week that it was the wrong place and wrong time for Trump to be holding a rally.

    And lets not forget WHO killed those hundreds of black Americans..

    Yup... Democrats were the murderers and the massacre was sanctioned by the Democrat Party....

    Let's not forget the FACTS...

  134. [134] 
    Michale wrote:

    A little bit of Red and a whole lot of Blue? Hopefully a preview of the 2020 Electoral College map! :)

    Yea... You said nearly the exact same thing about the 2016 Electoral College map... :D

    Remind everyone EXACTLY how that worked out for ya?? :D

    Oh, never mind.. I can remind everyone.. :D

    Michale was right about Florida. :) Ewwwwww.
    ============
    Trump projected to win PA.

    It's over, I think.
    ============
    And PA... Don't forget PA... :D

    "Wakie Wakie, hands of snakie??" :D
    ============
    Well, I guess congratulations are in order, Michale.
    ============
    Oh, damn, I woke him up....

    Heh.

    :-)
    ============
    Congratulations to Michael who predicted this outcome.
    ============
    In any case, congratulations also Michale. You were right. I know you get so tired of hearing that. :-)
    ============
    Finally, to Michale. Yes, I do owe you an apology.
    ============
    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2016/11/08/get-out-and-vote/#comments

    And now ya'all are setting yerselves up for ANOTHER huge disappointment..

    Why would ya'all do that twice in a row??

    Do ya'all ENJOY being humiliated by the FACTS???

    Asking for a friend.. :D

  135. [135] 
    Michale wrote:

    Minneapolis shooting: 1 dead and 11 injured, police confirm
    https://vt.co/news/us/minneapolis-shooting-1-dead-and-11-injured-police-confirm?utm_source=vt&utm_medium=junglecreations&utm_campaign=post&fbclid=IwAR0V6Divg4ITHwz5xmOsTq9wPE_Sw9gWw4aauqHfypJi3SUygLVnnuL9CGI

    And THAT is going to be the new norm in Minneapolis thanx to the Democrat Party's insistence to abolish police...

    Enjoy yer 3rd World shithole Minneapolis...

    You've earned it...

  136. [136] 
    Michale wrote:

    Never Bend the Knee

    Ready or not, the fight is coming to your communities, your schools, your workplaces, and your places of worship.
    https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/18/never-bend-the-knee/

    Bend the knee and be subservient to the Democrat Party...

    Not in THIS lifetime, bub..... NEVER gonna happen.. :D

  137. [137] 
    Michale wrote:

    Recently, I posted a meme on Twitter showing a large idol with “BLM” on it, people bowing down before the idol labeled “woke evangelicals,” and three men standing who are labeled “infidels.” Of course, the meme is based on the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the Bible’s book of Daniel. These three men refused to bend the knee to a false idol. For that, they were labeled unbelievers by the ruling power and thrown into a pit of fire, yet miraculously they lived.

    Some friends and family were not entirely sure what I meant by posting the meme—hence this essay.

    Most evangelicals—in fact most Americans—have no idea that Black Lives Matter means something more than the basic and indisputable point that the lives of black people are precious. They don’t know what Black Lives Matter, the organization, actually is, what it stands for, or what it is trying to achieve. They don’t know that it is a Marxist political ideology cloaked in race, an Orwellian tactic if there ever was one.

    People think that if you speak out against BLM, you are a racist who cares nothing for the lives of your fellow citizens if they are of a different race.

    So let me make this abundantly clear: I care about the lives of my fellow man regardless of the color of his skin. My work has been focused on ensuring not only that every life matters, but that every voice is heard, and that every vote is counted.

    That's what's so ironic about all this.. BLM is nothing but The Black Panthers re-incarnated..

    And the Democrat Party enslaves those black Americans by telling them they will get all sorts of benefits (Free Stuff) if BLM continues to vote Democrat...

    But black Americans are seeing thru the Democrat Party lies and tricks..

    Black Americans know their BEST future is with President Trump..

    Hence, 40% of black Americans are President Trump supporters..

    Granted, the poll is from a year ago, but it's clear that President Trump has GAINED black American support since that poll was taken...

    Biden and the Democrats simply have NO PATH to victory in Nov...

    Wagers are still being accepted... :D

  138. [138] 
    Michale wrote:

    In my personal journeys and public efforts, I have seen the challenges others face every day in schools, on the job, even at the ballot box, and I am here to tell you that BLM doesn’t truly care about bettering the lives of anyone—least of all the black community in the United States. It is far more concerned about pushing a radical ideology intended to harm the very people it claims to support because such an agenda keeps them up and operating and in business.

    In short: they are traitors to the cause so many believe they espouse.

    So what is Black Lives Matter, really? BLM was founded by three Marxist women in 2013. Alicia Garza, one of the founders, is a writer and activist who resides in Oakland, California. She is a self-proclaimed Marxist and “queer social justice activist” who makes no bones about admiring other Marxists and the Black Panthers.

    Black lives don't matter to BLM.. If they did, then BLM would concentrate on the 96% of black Americans who die, do so at the hands of other black Americans... Do you know how many black Americans die at the hands of Police??? .08%

    And virtually all of those are justified...

    So one can CLEARLY see where the problem is, if black lives TRULY matter to BLM...

  139. [139] 
    Michale wrote:

    What’s important to understand about Black Lives Matter is that it should be viewed through the lens of Critical Race Theory, which, put simply, constitutes Lenin’s strategy of sowing discord. But instead of sowing it around class, it is applied here to the concept of race.

    Formulated by Barack Obama’s favorite Harvard professor, Derrick Bell, “Critical race theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid…members of “oppressed” racial groups are entitled—in fact obligated—to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing . . . ” As in, this country’s founding is irredeemable and those institutions, laws, and traditions springing forth from the founding are illegitimate in the eyes of Black Lives Matter.

    This is important to understand: they’re not simply coming for Confederate statues. They’re coming for the American Founders If they delegitimize the Founders, they delegitimize the Founders’ documents—the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, all of it.

    For BLM, it's all about power...

  140. [140] 
    Michale wrote:

    What they’re after, in other words, is regime change. If they get their way the republic will be over and no doubt these radicals, replete with their 21st-century version of Revolutionary Tribunals, will usher in a new order of Marxism. So I would tell those good-hearted, well-meaning evangelicals embracing BLM: if you embrace them, you are being useful idiots and advancing an ideology that has nothing to do with what you claim you believe and is, in fact, explicitly anti-Christian.

    This is a deadly serious moment for this country. You must understand that you cannot avoid this fight because the fight will comefor you: in your communities, in your schools, in your places of work and worship. You will be left with a choice either to stand by your principles or—if not literally, then at the least symbolically—to bend the knee.

    NEVER going to happen....

    As long as we have the 2nd Amendment, BLM is not a big threat to our country...

    Which is why one of the Democrat Party's goal is to disarm patriotic Americans...

    Again...

    NEVER going to happen....

    But by continuing to try, the Democrat Party insures that it will never be victorious at the ballot box..

    So, by all means, Democrat Party.. Tire yerselves out working towards something you'll NEVER get..

    A disarmed electorate...

    I think something about prying and cold dead fingers says it best... :D

  141. [141] 
    Michale wrote:

    Whew... I am on a roll!! :D

  142. [142] 
    Michale wrote:

    Don't piss off old people.. The older we get the less "LIFE IN PRISON" is a deterrent..

    :D

  143. [143] 
    Kick wrote:

    Weigantia

    Congratulations to each and every one of you for living rent free in Mike's tiny head.

  144. [144] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike

    Now do the 2018 midterms.

  145. [145] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now do the 2018 midterms.

    Democrats won because they ran as Republican Lite..

    This is documented fact..

    All of those gains are going to be erased in the REAL election of 2020..

    You still have time to make your wager..

    Oh that's right.. Yer too a'skeered..

    :D

  146. [146] 
    Michale wrote:

    But since yer here, Victoria.. :D

    The Real Divide in America

    The partisan police reform battle brewing on Capitol Hill over the new Senate Republican legislation and House Democrats’ proposal, with President Donald Trump’s new executive order lurking in the background, reveal a division in America. But the divide isn’t a partisan or ideological one. It is both more subtle and fundamental: those who build, and those who destroy.

    As illustrated by the recent protests and riots over racial inequality, there are deep and long-festering wounds in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The continued pain and ongoing presence of these wounds is an unfortunate result of 345 years of legalized racial oppression (slavery and segregation) followed by only 56 years of efforts toward racial equality.

    But these events have also illuminated a unity. Nearly eight in 10 American voters – with similar majorities among whites, blacks and Hispanics – hold a positive view of both protesters and police officers, seeing only a small number of looters or racists in each respective group. If that strikes you as surprising, it is only a testament to how the behavior and words of national political leaders (elected and unelected) and the news media have conditioned us to expect extreme divisions, and testament to the fact that Americans are more aligned on this issue than is supposed.
    realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/20/the_real_divide_in_america_143487.html

    Since I know how much you enjoy my commentaries on issues facing us in the here and now.. :D

    It's clear that it's President Trump's side that builds... Just as it is perfectly clear that the Democrat Party destroys...

    Fallujah, Iraq????
    http://sjfm.us/pics/fallujah.jpg

    Nope.. Minneapolis after the Democrat Party was there...

  147. [147] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Mtn caddy (117)-
    That's the perfect time to watch the Backyard Open mic videos in comments 59 and 60. :D

  148. [148] 
    Michale wrote:

    Those who build have responded to the wounds and the pain revealed in recent weeks by showing a better way forward. They are seeking to create or deepen relationships that cross traditional divides in order to promote healing and find solutions to deep, longstanding problems.

    Sadly, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Some of those who destroy are trying to take advantage of the current crisis as well. They sacrifice progress toward greater racial equality on the altars of money, political power, virtue signaling, or simply acceptance and popularity among friends.

    The fruits of this destructive path are varied. Perpetrating violence on peaceful protesters or on law enforcement alienates mainstream, anti-racist Americans whose support is necessary to secure racial progress. Purely partisan legislative approaches undermine the consensus required to move solutions forward. Exploiting the cause of racial inequality as a political fundraising scheme pollutes the chances of achieving that equality. Denying the existence of a racism problem in America threatens to discredit the very legitimacy of American government by distancing it from the needs of its people.

    Those who destroy enable racism by preventing the dialogue required for progress toward racial equality. By placing immediate personal gain ahead of sustainable change in the name of the common good, they ensure that equality and freedom will never be realized.

    Fortunately, those who build have an advantage: They can appeal across prevalent divides in American society in ways that those who destroy cannot. They can unite across partisan, ideological, geographic or economic differences by appealing to their shared aspiration to build for the sake of others as well as their own.

    As they do so, they will reveal American greatness by fulfilling the vision of a nation in which all women and men are truly created equal, and endowed with basic human rights granted by the hand of Providence. They will have healed a nation by ensuring that all the racial pain being currently expressed was borne for the sake of a better world. That is something worth building toward.

    There is your promise of America, Liz

    Unfortunately the enemy of the promise of America is BLM, AntiFa and the Democrat Party...

    The facts are all there..

  149. [149] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hay Victoria... :D

    "Now, don't go away mad.. Just go away..."
    -Mario Van Peebles, HEARTBREAK RIDGE

    :D

  150. [150] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    JTC-
    I didn't see my "transgression" either. :D

    It's funny how when the Trump is so bad and Dems are your only other choice mantra is tediously repeated by CW and other commenters that my pointing out the reality that the Dems are offering a false alternative is me being tediously repetitive.

  151. [151] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Speaking of being tediously repetitive about the Dems offering a false alternative, Washington Journal just showed Biden's ad where he repeated the there's nothing we can't do if we do it together line.

    He said when he secured the nomination that he had to EARN our votes.

    So why doesn't Biden have to EARN our votes by getting people to work together to finance Biden's campaign with small donors only?

    If we are not going to expect and demand Biden to be doing what he says in the campaign how can he be expected to do what he says if he is elected?

  152. [152] 
    Michale wrote:

    Call them the 1619 riots

    America is burning. Rioters set fire to police stations and restaurants. Looters have ravaged shops from coast to coast. And now they’re coming for the statues — not just of Confederate generals, but the republic’s Founders, including George Washington, whose statue was torn down in Portland, Ore.

    Call them the 1619 riots.

    The justified indignation over George Floyd’s killing has led to calls for policing reform and for the country to do better at fulfilling its principles. But the reaction hasn’t stopped with those worthy and noble objectives. It has surged well beyond to an ­attack on the principles themselves, which allegedly give rise to “systemic racism.”

    But what is “the system” that generates and supports systemic racism? A considered answer is rarely given. Black Lives Matter (the organization, not the slogan) and its academic and media supporters do have some answers, however.

    One is that “whiteness” itself is to blame, or at least “white privilege” and “white supremacy.” That is the explanation offered by the Black Power movement of the 1960s and by the likes of Louis Farrakhan and campus identity hucksters today. But the cruel thesis that the white race is “the cancer of human history,” as Susan Sontag once put it, is belied by history and reason.
    https://nypost.com/2020/06/19/call-them-the-1619-riots/

    As I have shown, the Democrat Party has not fell too far from it's racist roots...

  153. [153] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    “Nobody has heard of numbers of like this” the stable genius crowed. “We expect to have a record-setting crowd. We’ve never had an empty seat and we certainly won’t in Oklahoma.”

    He should have distributed the Flavor Aid before it's too late. Grape is recommended.

  154. [154] 
    Michale wrote:

    There is a kind of despair, both angry and frightened, haunting the public mind today. After all, if the problem’s in our DNA, there’s precious little we can do about it. Let’s not kid ourselves. The rioters who commit the violence drew one conclusion from that premise: If justice is out of the question, the next best thing is payback, snatching from the oppressor’s hand whatever loot they can.

    The radicals aren’t far behind with their politics of “anti-racism” — a more or less permanent system of racial spoils, protected by speech codes banning criticism as racist “hate speech.”

    The alternative is to reconsider the premise: America is not systemically racist, but is a republic devoted, however imperfectly, to the truth that all men are created equal.

    Again, the promise of America...

    One must wonder why Black Lives Matter and the Democrat Party want to destroy that promise??

    Ahhhh Because they have no power in that promise..

    That makes the most sense..

  155. [155] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    I'm looking forward to the droning of John Bolton. Now, the Orange One does tend to lie a lot so I'll have to temper my enthusiasm. It'll be satisfying enough if his book fails like a Trump rally.

  156. [156] 
    Michale wrote:

    I gotta see the candy first!
    THEN I'll get in the van..
    I ain't stupid, yunno...

    :D

  157. [157] 
    Michale wrote:

    I'm looking forward to the droning of John Bolton.

    Of course you are..

    Now that Bolton is saying what you like to hear..

    Before, you would attack Bolton for being 6 different kinds of liar..

    Now that Bolton is saying something you like, NOW yer looking forward to reading Bolton's every word...

    I think that's called hypocrisy... :D

  158. [158] 
    Michale wrote:

    Defund the Police?? Well, a do-over of the wild west DOES sound exciting..

    http://sjfm.us/pics/defund.jpg

  159. [159] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    145

    Democrats won because they ran as Republican Lite..

    Wrong. Democrats won in 2018 because they ran on messages about health care and protecting people with pre-existing conditions while Republicans ran on messages about the great economy and the same-old-same-old Trump hate culture-war of white grievance and hating on immigration... you know, the same shit different day that Trump is running on now while Trump is still working to repeal Obamacare while the country is in the middle of a pandemic and millions and millions of Americans out of work caused largely by his incompetence.

    Democrats won because they fought for Obamacare while Republicans had promised to do away with it.

    In western Houston, Democratic challenger Lizzie Fletcher hit Republican incumbent John Culberson for voting to repeal the ACA, President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, which has boomed in popularity since its passage in 2010. “The health care system is broken,” Fletcher said in a TV ad while walking in a large cement lot. “Congress could help fix it, but John Culberson is taking a wrecking ball to it,” she says as a large wrecking ball smashes through a cinderblock wall painted with the words “people 50 and over.” Fletcher won her race, flipping a House seat.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/13/2018-election-analysis-democrats-republicans-politics-222412

    And that's how that seat in Houston flipped from Red to Blue... ditto for a House seat in the suburbs of Dallas, and multiply that across America. Singing the praises of Obamacare and a multitude of political health care ads isn't anything at all like those Republicans running on "dismantle Obamacare," and the GOP hasn't eased up on that yet.

    Fast forward to 2020 and the pandemic and financial crisis with multiple millions of people out of work, and the stock market doesn't mean jack shit to those millions and millions out of work and who haven't got a single share of stock invested therein... and whose heath and social safety net of their health care is still the number one issue with the vast majority of Americans... and meanwhile Democrats are running on keeping Obamacare, expanding Medicare for all who want it, and Trump and the GOP are still running the same culture-war campaign of hate and still flailing miserably in their efforts to kill Obamacare.

    It's the graying of America and Democrats winning over the elderly.

    Exit polls from 2016 suggest that in the 2016 House vote, Republicans defeated Democrats 54 percent to 44 percent among voters age 50–64, and by 53 percent to 45 percent among voters 65 and older. But this year [2018], older voters were split almost evenly between the parties. Republicans carried voters in the 50–64 bracket by just 1 point, 50 percent to 49 percent — well within the margin of error for the exit poll, which was conducted for the National Election Pool by Edison Research. The results for voters 65 and older was nearly identical: 50 percent for Republicans and 48 percent for Democrats.

    Nationally, Democrats won in 2018 because when it came to “the deciders” — those Americans age 50 and up — they fought Republicans to a draw.

    Republicans have been hemorrhaging "older voters" for multiple years now, and that trend continues unabated to the present day, and that's why the Democrats won the midterms in 2018. Class dismissed.

    All of those gains are going to be erased in the REAL election of 2020..

    Highly unlikely since the Baby Boomers still like their health care, and Trump continues trying to kill it.

    You still have time to make your wager..

    You still have time to educate yourself.

    Oh that's right.. Yer too a'skeered..

    I am so "a'skeered" that it was indeed me who came on this forum and announced on Super Tuesday that Biden was on track to win the Democratic nomination... when nobody else was saying that. If I was afraid of being wrong, why would I volunteer information that announced Joe Biden would be the Democratic nominee?

    So I'm quite obviously and demonstrably not afraid of being wrong about an election; I'm just infinitely not interested in a damn 50/50 bet with anybody, let alone the forum troll who believes he's on par with Einstein because he can go potty all by himself and call a 50/50 election. I'd rather watch paint dry.

    I promised to let you know when Donald Trump received an approval rating of 50% or higher. Of course, I haven't had to do that because Trump never has. Meanwhile, despite all your multiple predictions of the Biden campaign being "dead," I believe your ignorance in that regard means you will be voting, in fact, for Joe Biden... who is well on his way to becoming the next President of the United States. But things can definitely change -- and I'll sure let you know if that does -- but just like Trump not reaching an approval rating of 50%, don't be surprised if I never have to.

  160. [160] 
    Michale wrote:

    bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz bbzzzzzz

    Some annoying lil bug is flitting around... :D

  161. [161] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Given that the single biggest topic of Trump's Tulsa appearance was how walked down a ramp, it deserves to be remembered by future generations (assuming there are any). I'm sure readers will recognize the public domain tune.

    The Battle Hymn of the Ramp!!!!!

    My eyes have seen the glory of the Battle of the Ramp!!!!

    There wasn’t any handrail and the surface was so damp!!!!

    This weeble tends to wobble and may God forbid he’d cramp!!!!

    But Trump kept mincing down

    Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory glory hallelujah!

    Glory glory hallelujah!

    The Trump kept mincing down!!!

    I have Him on my tablet in a hundred You Tube clips

    They have builded Him an alter of a million slack-jawed dips.

    I can read His righteous sentence as his polling weekly slips

    His reign is mincing down

  162. [162] 
    Michale wrote:

    Ironically enough, the lil bug is spewing exactly what she spewed in 2016...

    And then...

    Michale was right about Florida. :) Ewwwwww.
    -Victoria

    And don't forget PA.. The annoying lil bug is forgetting about PA...

    :D

    PWNED... :D

  163. [163] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    146

    But since yer here, Victoria.. :D

    I read approximately 5 to 10% of the shit you plagiarize and/or post in bold lettering. I'd rather watch paint dry.

  164. [164] 
    Michale wrote:

    His reign is mincing down

    Yea, that's what you said in 2016, Stig... :D

    And what happened next???

    Oh yea...

    Congratulations to Michael who predicted this outcome.
    -TheStig

    Ain't it kewl how yer own words come back and bite ya on yer arse??? :D

    "Oooowwww That's gonna leave a mark..."
    -Keanu Reeves, THE REPLACEMENTS

    :D

  165. [165] 
    Michale wrote:

    I read approximately 5 to 10% of the shit you plagiarize and/or post in bold lettering. I'd rather watch paint dry.

    And yet, you hang on my every word...

    Funny how that is, eh?? :D

    PWNED!! :D

  166. [166] 
    Michale wrote:

    "I can do this all day.."
    -Captain America

    :D

  167. [167] 
    Kick wrote:

    TS
    161

    Given that the single biggest topic of Trump's Tulsa appearance was how walked down a ramp, it deserves to be remembered by future generations (assuming there are any). I'm sure readers will recognize the public domain tune.

    I know, right!?

    FUN FACT: President Thin Skinned spent 1 of every 8 minutes of his Tulsa "comeback rally" whining like a toddler about West Point water-gait.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/20/trump-spent-one-every-eight-minutes-tulsa-complaining-about-coverage-his-west-point-speech/

  168. [168] 
    Michale wrote:

    Victoria,

    I read approximately 5 to 10% of the shit you plagiarize and/or post in bold lettering

    Not factually accurate.. It's only plagiarizing if one doesn't have attribution (which I do) and/or one tries to pass it off one's own work (which I don't)..

    What Biden did was plagiarizing.. What I do is simply pass on factual information.. :D

    So, you are 1000% wrong.. AGAIN.. :D

    And, as you are so fond of barking at Liz..

    "This blog is not yours to police"

    So kindly stuff it..

  169. [169] 
    Michale wrote:

    What Defund the Police really means: replacing social control with investment

    Protests over brutality and racism highlight how far the US has travelled from any sort of equality. Real change is needed
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/20/defund-the-police-social-control-investment-donald-trump-protests-race-george-floyd

    We already know what "defund the police" means..

    It means abolishing the police to give scumbag Democrats/Antifa/BLM free reign to commit crimes..

    No one here has been able to state exactly what needs to be done to "reform" police...

    One example was to do away with non-lethal restraint and subduing methods..

    Yea.. GREAT idea!! Basically that means cops would by-pass traditional means and go straight to deadly force..

    Morons.. Utter morons...

  170. [170] 
    Michale wrote:

    Some societies center on social control, others on social investment.

    Trump stokes division with racism and rage – and the American oligarchy purrs
    Robert Reich
    Robert Reich
    Read more
    Social-control societies put substantial resources into police, prisons, surveillance, immigration enforcement and the military. Their purpose is to utilize fear, punishment and violence, to maintain what they consider order.

    Social-investment societies put more resources into healthcare, education, affordable housing, jobless benefits and children. Their purpose is to free people from the risks and anxieties of daily life and give everyone a fair shot at making it.

    Donald Trump epitomizes the former. He calls himself the “law and order” president. He even wants to sic the military on Americans protesting against police brutality.

    Not factually accurate...

    President Trump wants to take down those Democrats/Antifa/BLM scumbags who turn American cities into this:

    http://sjfm.us/pics/fallujah.jpg

    Those scumbags need to be eliminated... And if it takes the US Military to do it??

    I have NO problem with that....

  171. [171] 
    Michale wrote:

    Reposted for Clarity

    Donald Trump epitomizes the former. He calls himself the “law and order” president. He even wants to sic the military on Americans protesting against police brutality.

    Not factually accurate...

    President Trump wants to take down those Democrats/Antifa/BLM scumbags who turn American cities into this:

    http://sjfm.us/pics/fallujah.jpg

    Those scumbags need to be eliminated... And if it takes the US Military to do it??

    I have absolutely NO problem with that....

    Any one who DOES have a problem with that has no right to call themselves American...

  172. [172] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike

    Seriously, though, stop for one second and pay attention; you might accidentally learn something. *shakes head*

    Most everyone on the forum has seen your pasquinade cartoon-like reruns playing on permanent loop "all day." It is precisely that stale ever-present repetitive routine of yours that you're so proud of that actually serves to render the vast majority of your comments both pointless and ineffectual.

    We all know Trump won in 2016, but it quite obviously and demonstrably hasn't raised your IQ even a smidge or you wouldn't still be stuck on stupid and repeating that same stale routine of yours like a blathering ass clown.

  173. [173] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    168

    Not factually accurate.. It's only plagiarizing if one doesn't have attribution (which I do) and/or one tries to pass it off one's own work (which I don't)..

    Wrong... but meh.

    What Biden did was plagiarizing.. What I do is simply pass on factual information.. :D

    Setting aside your ever-present whataboutism, you plagiarize on a regular basis and violate copyright laws of the United States. That is a fact.

    And, as you are so fond of barking at Liz..

    "This blog is not yours to police"

    I didn't remotely try to police you there, moron, just explained that I wasn't going to read that shit you posted after invoking my pseudonym... of which I only read about 5 to 10%.

    So kindly stuff it..

    I will leave the "stuffing it" up to the terminally illiterate dumb asses and doddering old fat asses like yourself and Dipshit Donald.

  174. [174] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Kick-167

    Tulsa was one of his good days. A few complete sentences here and there - and I didn't notice any slurring. He really did get into that ramp riff though...building on the legend as he went mugging on and on. The ramp is his Hillary Step...by that I mean Sir Hillary - not Hillary Clinton.

    The ramp incident has clearly psyched him. He can't/won't put it behind him. Trump is building clumsiness into his finest hour...and sadly, historians may well agree with him.

  175. [175] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    Kick [172],

    It's a Russian chatbot. Look at [157]. It seems to have comprehended not a word of what I said in [155] - just cut and pasted its usual tripe as if it has something to do with my comment. A chatbot with reading comprehension issues!

  176. [176] 
    John From Censornati wrote:

    TS [174],

    The drink of water was much worse than the ramp. I've had a stroke and that cup lift looked very familiar.

  177. [177] 
    John M wrote:

    [131] Michale wrote:

    "So, it looks like President Trump is back to kicking Biden's ass..

    Even with the low turnout, President Trump's rally fielded thousands more than Biden could ever hope to address.. :D"

    LOL! Thanks for my morning laugh Michale!

    They were expecting one million people for the Tulsa rally, because that's how many tickets they sold.

    Only 9,000 people showed up! They had to cancel the outside event because no one showed up for that!

    The inside venue held 19,000. They could not hide the fact that so many seats inside were empty from showing up on TV.

    Apparently a lot of those one million tickets were bought online by 16 to 20 year old activists as a way to troll Trump! LOL!

  178. [178] 
    John M wrote:

    [129] Michale wrote:

    "The fact that 40% of black Americans support President Trump???"

    BULL!!! You keep saying that but never cite anything to support what you are saying! Are you just pulling that figure out of thin air or out of your behind???

    Here's one for you:

    According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump has a 14% approval rating among black voters with every 8 out of 10 African Americans stating that they are uncomfortable with the possibility of him getting re-elected for another four years.

    Another poll conducted by the BlackPAC showed that most African Americans are not only dissatisfied with the current administration, but the overall state of the country right now. The survey shows that 76% of black voters are completely dissatisfied with the overall direction of the country, 42% believe that the economy is getting worse, and 77% believe that he is a racist.

  179. [179] 
    Kick wrote:

    TS
    174

    Heh.

    The ramp incident has clearly psyched him. He can't/won't put it behind him.

    Project Lincoln strikes again. Republicans will be Trump's undoing, and Trump will be theirs. Seems fair.

    Trump is building clumsiness into his finest hour...and sadly, historians may well agree with him.

    History is ramping up on Donald Trump, and it's fixin' to get steep. :)

  180. [180] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    163

    Kick

    'I read approximately 5 to 10% of the shit you plagiarize and/or post in bold lettering. I'd rather watch paint dry.'

    Really, that much?

    I assumed all Michale's blather was ignored by everyone except our censor...

    It is true so many of us call Machale's head home, feels like 'how many people can you get into a VW Beetle' in here.

    Win if you can, lose if you must, but never pat a burning dog.

    Have a well-deserved Father's Day and live long and prosper while personally distancing.

  181. [181] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Again, Michale:

    Why are you here? Are you a good troll in that you're posting provacative comments to inform and persuade?

    Or are you a bad troll in that you're posting comments simply to annoy?

    It makes a difference. If you're trying to persuade, crowing about a poll of black support for for Trump that's almost a year old isn't convincing. Neither is, "I was right in 2016 so of course I'll be right in 2020!"

    That kind of " logic" is beneath the quality of this Comments section, genius.

  182. [182] 
    Kick wrote:

    John From Censornati
    175

    It's a Russian chatbot.

    It's a Floridian shithole swamp bot.

    Look at [157]. It seems to have comprehended not a word of what I said in [155] - just cut and pasted its usual tripe as if it has something to do with my comment.

    It's an uneducated ass-clown jumped-up at its redundant repetitive routine.

    assclown: a pejorative pie thrown especially in the face of someone who, wrongly, thinks its actions are clever, funny, worthwhile, exemplary and/or valuable.

    A chatbot with reading comprehension issues!

    Okay, you win. :)

  183. [183] 
    TheStig wrote:

    JFC-174

    I guess it depends on what you mean by worse. The worst thing about the ramp incident is that Trump is keeping the story alive - and lying his ass off to do it. The story would have died if he had said nothing more about it. Instead, he creates an increasingly elaborate fable - currently packaged as a comedy routine - that doesn't fit the visual evidence that will never go away. There is no 10 step sprint, just a hop off the ramp at the end.

    The water glass incidents have faded...because he didn't make them into a vaudeville routine. Trump is his own worst character assassin. That is a serious cognitive flaw...which he seems to have been born with.

  184. [184] 
    Kick wrote:

    James T Canuck
    180

    Really, that much?

    Probably more like 5%, to be honest. I generally read the headline and the uniform resource locators Mike posts to determine the sources of the spewage. For instance, he favors Tea Party blather and has even posted the total bullshit of well-known white supremacists/neo Nazi gasbags and occasionally posts from the vacuous minds of the QAnon dipshits and rubes.

    I assumed all Michale's blather was ignored by everyone except our censor...

    The blather is ignored; the sources of his infinite bullshit are most definitely duly noted.

    Win if you can, lose if you must, but never pat a burning dog.

    Heh.

    Have a well-deserved Father's Day and live long and prosper while personally distancing.

    You too! :)

  185. [185] 
    Michale wrote:

    JM,

    They were expecting one million people for the Tulsa rally, because that's how many tickets they sold.

    Which doesn't change the FACT that Biden can't even come CLOSE to President Trump's numbers.. :D

    Only 9,000 people showed up! They had to cancel the outside event because no one showed up for that!

    Once again, it's irrelevant to the FACT that Biden is lucky if he pull's in 9 people.

    Yer just pissy that ALL the voter enthusiasm is with President Trump.. No body wants to hear or see Joe McRapist Biden... :D

    Yer putting on a brave face, but it's obvious yer holding back the tears that Joe McRapist Biden is the best that the Dumbocrat Party can do.. :D

    BULL!!! You keep saying that but never cite anything to support what you are saying! Are you just pulling that figure out of thin air or out of your behind???

    Actually, I did.. Don't blame it on me you lack comprehension skills...

    Look at comment #59 if you can't find it on yer own.. :D

    So, yer quoting an NBC poll??

    BBBBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    What else is an NBC poll gonna tell you..

    But, hay.. Keep on spewing the BS.. It's the same BS ya'all spewed in the run-up to the 2016 election..

    And we all know what happened then, right?? :D

  186. [186] 
    Kick wrote:

    TS
    183

    Yes, sir.

    Alas, Poor Donald, he'll be lying on his deathbed still wringing his tiny little hands over the "short-fingered vulgarian."

  187. [187] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Why are you here? Are you a good troll in that you're posting provacative comments to inform and persuade?

    Why can't you answer the question of your idea of police reforms?? Why don't you just admit you have nothing??

    Com'on.. Be a man about it..

    It makes a difference. If you're trying to persuade, crowing about a poll of black support for for Trump that's almost a year old isn't convincing. Neither is, "I was right in 2016 so of course I'll be right in 2020!"

    That kind of " logic" is beneath the quality of this Comments section, genius.

    And yet, yer afraid to make a wager..

    If you are so sure I am going to be wrong, then why not make a bet that benefits Weigantia financially???

    Because you KNOW in your heart of hearts that I am dead on ballz accurate. Just like I was in 2016.. Hell, I called the EXACT EC result down the the last electoral vote.. :D

    ANd what do you have to show for all yer Trump/America hate??

    A bogus claim about police reforms.. :D

  188. [188] 
    Michale wrote:

    Alas, Poor Donald, he'll be lying on his deathbed still wringing his tiny little hands over the "short-fingered vulgarian."

    WRONG Trump Is Toast prediction #12,956,488...

    Don't you EVER get tired of being wrong, Victoria?? :D

  189. [189] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Mezzomamma-105

    NYT and other reliable sources confirm the mischief....but it was only a few hundred tickets.

    The Tulsa Fire Dept. confirmed the arena was less than half filled to capacity.

  190. [190] 
    Kick wrote:

    Happy Father's Day!

    If there was a disease to keep us all from growing up, it would be called the Peter Pandemic. ;)

  191. [191] 
    Michale wrote:

    NYT and other reliable sources confirm the mischief....but it was only a few hundred tickets.

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    It's hilarious that ya consider the NY Grime a "reliable" source...

    Reliable in their Trump/America hate is what you mean.. :D

  192. [192] 
    Michale wrote:

    It makes a difference. If you're trying to persuade, crowing about a poll of black support for for Trump that's almost a year old isn't convincing. Neither is, "I was right in 2016 so of course I'll be right in 2020!"

    The other 2 Weigantian elders have conceded that President Trump is going to win re-election..

    Are you saying they are wrong as well???

    Careful.. Don't trip as you back-pedal.. :D

  193. [193] 
    Michale wrote:

    Woman suspected of burning Atlanta Wendy's may have been Rayshard Brooks' girlfriend
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/burning-wendys-rayshard-brooks-girlfriend

    Ahhhhh Now it all makes sense...

    Brooks was a scumbag.. Society is better off without him in it..

    And his GF seems to be a scumbag as well...

    Figures...

  194. [194] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Visual confirmation that Trump never sprinted from the ramp. Gravity was not willing to assist to that extent - Gravity probably feared a slap suit if something went wrong and Trump "fall down and go boom."

    Here is reality:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tszIXno2Q8

    To summarize, Trump hopped off the ramp, walked a few paces, turned and waved, walked a few more steps...end of video.

  195. [195] 
    Michale wrote:

    Don't believe the polls: Trump's populist presidency may carry him to victory in 2020

    Current polling shows President Trump seriously trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race — but current polls are not an accurate gauge for predicting the November election outcome.

    After all, if all the polling data up to the day of the 2016 election was correct, Hillary Clinton would be president. Polling is an art as well as a science. Evaluating raw polling data depends on the perceptions — or misperceptions — of those doing the polling.

    President Trump’s enduring strength emanates from his being a populist president. Populist candidates and leaders, like Trump, reach out to the common citizens who believe that their interests and concerns have not been addressed by the established government, economic, and social institutions. Trump pledged to be the voice of the forgotten man and woman.
    https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/503714-dont-believe-the-polls-trumps-populist-presidency-may-carry-him-to-victory

    I think it's adorable that ya'all STILL quote polls as if they mean anything.. :D

    According to the polls of 2016, Hillary had a 98.8% chance of being elected POTUS..

    Remind me again what happened??

    Oh yea, that's right.. Trump wiped the floor with her..

    If ya'all wanna relive that moment.. :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=A9P_NQrjChY

    Cyenk Yunger and his arrogant pricks as guests had their asses handed to them.

    It's hilarious to hear all the posturing and virtue-signaling give way to incredulous shell-shocked looks and how they were utterly decimated as the night wore on...

    Really uplifting stuff that I NEVER get tired of watching.. :D

    But by all means, people.. Pay attention to the polls. The higher ya'all climb up in your ivory tower, the harder the SPLAT is when ya'all come back to earth and realize that it's 4 more years of President Trump.. :D

  196. [196] 
    Michale wrote:

    Don't believe the polls: Trump's populist presidency may carry him to victory in 2020

    Current polling shows President Trump seriously trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race — but current polls are not an accurate gauge for predicting the November election outcome.

    After all, if all the polling data up to the day of the 2016 election was correct, Hillary Clinton would be president. Polling is an art as well as a science. Evaluating raw polling data depends on the perceptions — or misperceptions — of those doing the polling.

    President Trump’s enduring strength emanates from his being a populist president. Populist candidates and leaders, like Trump, reach out to the common citizens who believe that their interests and concerns have not been addressed by the established government, economic, and social institutions. Trump pledged to be the voice of the forgotten man and woman.
    thehill.com/opinion/campaign/503714-dont-believe-the-polls-trumps-populist-presidency-may-carry-him-to-victory

    I think it's adorable that ya'all STILL quote polls as if they mean anything.. :D

    According to the polls of 2016, Hillary had a 98.8% chance of being elected POTUS..

    Remind me again what happened??

    Oh yea, that's right.. Trump wiped the floor with her..

    If ya'all wanna relive that moment.. :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=A9P_NQrjChY

    Cyenk Yunger and his arrogant pricks as guests had their asses handed to them.

    It's hilarious to hear all the posturing and virtue-signaling give way to incredulous shell-shocked looks and how they were utterly decimated as the night wore on...

    Really uplifting stuff that I NEVER get tired of watching.. :D

    But by all means, people.. Pay attention to the polls. The higher ya'all climb up in your ivory tower, the harder the SPLAT is when ya'all come back to earth and realize that it's 4 more years of President Trump.. :D

    I'll be here to help ya'all thru each agonizing moment.. :D

    After all, what are friends for?? :D

  197. [197] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    The other 2 Weigantian elders have conceded that President Trump is going to win re-election..

    i wouldn't say that's a certainty, at least not since covid. my instinct is that he'll find a way to squeak it out, but at the moment i think it's really 50-50

  198. [198] 
    Mezzomamma wrote:

    Stig [189] My niece did her bit--but actually it's good that people just stayed away. Good for their health and, fingers crossed, a good sign.

  199. [199] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    [152]. Call them the 1619 riots

    America is burning. Rioters set fire to police stations and restaurants. Looters have ravaged shops from coast to coast. And now they’re coming for the statues — not just of Confederate generals, but the republic’s Founders, including George Washington, whose statue was torn down in Portland, Ore.

    This makes no sense, what-so-ever. There were no Confederate General alive in 1619...nor had George Washington been born at this moment in history. So why 1619?

  200. [200] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL

    i wouldn't say that's a certainty, at least not since covid. my instinct is that he'll find a way to squeak it out, but at the moment i think it's really 50-50

    Close enough for my purposes.. :D

  201. [201] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Kick

    FUN FACT: President Thin Skinned spent 1 of every 8 minutes of his Tulsa "comeback rally" whining like a toddler about West Point water-gait.

    WATER-GAIT!!! That is GOOD! Love that! I tip my cap to you (or whoever) for this gem.

  202. [202] 
    Michale wrote:

    This makes no sense, what-so-ever. There were no Confederate General alive in 1619...nor had George Washington been born at this moment in history. So why 1619?

    You would have to read the link in comment #159...

  203. [203] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    A northeastern Siberian town is likely to have set a record for the highest temperature documented in the Arctic Circle, with a reading of 100.4 degrees (38 Celsius) recorded Saturday in Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle and about 3,000 miles east of Moscow. Records at that location have been kept since 1885.

    If verified, this would be the northernmost 100-degree reading ever observed, and the highest temperature on record in the Arctic, a region that is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the globe.

    On Sunday, the same location recorded a high temperature of 95.3 degrees (35.2 Celsius), showing the Saturday reading was not a fluke. The average June high temperature in Verkhoyansk is just 68 degrees (20 Celsius).

    Verkhoyansk is located at 67.5 degrees north latitude, whereas the Arctic Circle begins at 66.5 degrees.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/06/21/arctic-temperature-record-siberia/?itid=hp_rhp__world1-8-12_arcticrecord-1050am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

  204. [204] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    You posted the 1619 comment in 152. Why would reading the article in Kick’s link from seven posts later explain your posts failure to make sense?

  205. [205] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's hear from black Americans..

    Muhammad Ali's Son Calls Black Lives Matter 'Racist' 'Devils'

    The son of Muhammad Ali said his father would not agree with Black Lives Matter, referring to the cause as "racist" and its members as "devils," according to the New York Post.

    Speaking on the fourth anniversary of the iconic boxer's death, Muhammad Ali Jr. talked about how the protests devolved into looting and violence in response to the death of George Floyd.

    "Don't bust up s**t, don't trash the place," Ali told the Post. "You can peacefully protest.

    "My father would have said, 'They ain't nothing but devils.' My father said all lives matter. I don't think he'd agree," Ali said.

    Ali called the Black Lives Matter movement divisive.

    "I think it's racist," Ali said. "It's not just Black Lives Matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody's life matters. God loves everyone — he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is."
    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/muhammad-ali-black-lives-matter-blm-racist/2020/06/20/id/973240/

    Now ya'all can understand why 40% of black Americans support President Trump...

  206. [206] 
    Michale wrote:

    He praised President Donald Trump's leadership while in office, saying his father would approve of his work.

    "I think Trump's a good president," Ali said. "My father would have supported him. Trump's not a racist. He's for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody."

    Ali continued, "These [Democrat politicians] saying Black Lives Matter, who the hell are you to say that? You're not even black."

    He went on to recount two instances where he was detained and questioned by the TSA after Trump issued a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Each time Ali was released.

    Even after the detainment, Ali contends he has never been profiled by the police because of his race.

    "Not all the police are bad, there's just a few," he said. "There's a handful of police that are crooked; they should be locked up. I never had a bad scene with a cop. They've always been nice and protect me. I don't have a problem with them."

    He even called out former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a prime example of the apathy Democrats have for the black community.

    "Democrats don't give a shit about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn't give a shit; she's trying not to get locked up," Ali said.

    He added, "Trump is much better than Clinton and Obama.

    "The only one to do what he said he would do is Donald Trump."

    OUCH!! And the ref takes a point away!!

    :D

    Junior is keeping it real.. :D

  207. [207] 
    Michale wrote:

    JOE BIDEN SPENT LAST JUNETEENTH DEFENDING HIS RELATIONSHIPS WITH SEGREGATIONISTS

    Joe Biden wasn’t too concerned about honoring Juneteenth last year, when he spent the day justifying his relationships with racist, segregationist senators and belittling Cory Booker. Kamala Harris criticized Biden for “coddl[ing] the reputations of segregationists,” and Booker said Biden’s comments were “not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for Black people[.]”

    But instead of apologizing, Biden doubled down. “He knows better,” Biden said after being told that Booker took issue with Biden praising the “civility” of segregationists. “Cory should apologize,” he demanded.
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/joe-biden-spent-last-juneteenth-defending-his-relationships-with-segregationists/

    Ooohhhh SNAP... :D

    "You can't win.. I have god on my side!!"
    -Leland Gant, NEEDFUL THINGS

    :D

  208. [208] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Junior was never a boxer, but he sounds like he’s suffering from the same brain illnesses that took his father.

    "Democrats don't give a shit about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn't give a shit; she's trying not to get locked up," Ali said.

    Anyone who believes that is a concern of Hillary’s knows nothing about politics except what FoxNews has told them.

  209. [209] 
    Michale wrote:

    Joe Biden and Friedrich Nietzsche
    How the “resounding tinkle of virtue” has poisoned our politics.

    According to Joe Biden, the basement candidate for president, ending “systemic racism” in the United States is “the moral obligation of our time.”

    Too late, Joe! Systemic racism in the United States ended with the Union victory in the Civil War. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. On June 19 of that year, Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves in the state were free—Texas being that last state to comply with the Emancipation Proclamation. That is the date that the latest Kwanzaa-like manufactured racialist holiday, “Juneteenth,” is intended to celebrate and that Joe’s minders intended to capitalize on by writing “Juneteenth: A Reminder Of Black America’s Long-Fought Fight For Justice.”

    The institution of slavery, which ended nearly 150 years ago, has no bearing—zero—on the plight of American blacks today. What does affect them, mightily, is the destruction of the black family, a project brought to us by more than five decades of Democratic welfare policy.

    The PR surrounding Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program told the world that its aim was to abolish poverty. It’s actual effect was to institutionalize poverty and promulgate an endless agenda of dependency, which all but guaranteed black subservience to the governmental overlord. It also institutionalized the gigantic network of government workers charged with servicing—and, by extension, perpetuating—the welfare state. The metabolism of this establishment was expertly anatomized by Christopher Caldwell in his latest book, The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties. It makes for a mournful story.
    https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/20/joe-biden-and-friedrich-nietzsche/

    And the hits just keep on coming..

    I do have one correction..

    Systemic racism didn't end with the end of the civil war....

    The Democrat Party kept systemic/institutionalized racism alive and well, for a hundred+ years...

    Institutionalized racism all but died the day we elected a black American as POTUS.. A black American, it is noteworthy, that I voted for...

    The ONLY example of institutionalized racism we have with us today is Affirmative Action...

  210. [210] 
    Michale wrote:

    Also mournful is the spectacle of violence and destructive iconoclasm sweeping the country in the wake of the death of the career criminal George Floyd while in police custody.

    For the last few of weeks, we’ve seen stores looted, police stations and police cars torched, and all manner of public monuments defaced or destroyed. As we know from (in the words of Laplace) expériences nombreuses et funestes, it is one thing to start a revolution, quite another to bring it to an end. Those gleefully riding the tiger at the beginning often wind up inside it before the journey comes to an end.

    At first, the rioters’ attention was riveted by Confederate statues. But it was not long before Christopher Columbus was enrolled as an honorary Confederate and statues to his memory, too, were toppled and destroyed. Then we saw the Lincoln Memorial defaced and, more recently, statues of Ulysses S. Grant and even George Washington consumed by the mob’s fury.

    There are at least two sides to the ongoing displays of anarchy. On the one side are the actual perpetrators, a combination of garden variety hooligans and various types of left-wing activists. On the other side are the supporters and fellow travelers, the timid if shrill coddlers of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, college-educated folk who never met a radical cliché they couldn’t embrace.

    I agree with Charles Kesler and Christopher Flannery that the riots have much less to do with the death of George Floyd than with the spirit of the malign, racially inspired and New York Times-endorsed “1619 Project,” an effort to recast the story of America’s founding as a racist plot. The sharp uptick in violence and spectacle of efforts to create “autonomous zones” outside the law has led some of us to invoke 1793 and the murderous excesses of the French Revolution as an illuminating historical analogue as well.

    Once again.. Black Lives Matter = Antifa and both equal the Democrat Party...

    As an aside to Russ, there is more in this link on why 1619...

    The 1619 Project - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

    It's a Democrat Party project..

    I can see why yer confused.. :D

  211. [211] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Some more information for you...

    Creator of the NYT's Heavily-Criticized 1619 Project Says Tom Cotton's Op-Ed Shouldn't Have Run 'Unchecked'

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, who created The New York Times 1619 Project that was criticized by historians as being historically inaccurate, told CNN on Sunday Sen. Tom Cotton's op-ed in the paper should not have been run "unchecked" because it was inaccurate.

    The 1619 Project initially claimed one of the primary reasons for the American Revolution was the colonists wanting to keep their slaves. The Times had to issue an "update" and changed the wording to "this was a primary motivation for some of the colonists."

    Cotton's op-ed, where he called for the American military to be brought into cities to stop the looting and rioting that had been occurring in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, sparked outrage within the Times because the employees falsely claimed he wanted the military to be used against peaceful protesters.

    Hannah-Jones told CNN host Brian Stelter that Cotton's opinion should be heard, but it should have been in a context where he could have been fact-checked.

    "Well, free speech is not that I, as a sitting senator or I as someone sitting in my living room, has the right to run my opinions in The New York Times unedited and unchecked. That’s not what free speech is. Senator Cotton certainly has the right to write and say what he wants in this country, but we as a news organization should not be running something offering misinformation to the public unchecked," she said.

    "Yes, we absolutely believe his views should be aired. That is necessary. We know someone with this power thinks this way. But that’s a different thing altogether than simply allowing someone to say things that are not true, to make assertions that might be unconstitutional without a check," she continued. "Many of us journalists said there should have been a news article where his views were aired but in a way that was factual because we know we are struggling with Americans getting this information and our role as journalists is to give people correct information so they can make decisions."
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/06/08/creator-of-the-heavilycriticized-1619-project-says-tom-cottons-oped-shouldnt-be-run-unchecked-n2570196

    Basically, the 1619 project is a way to rewrite history to make the United States look bad..

    Typical Dumbocrat Party activities.. Yunno...

  212. [212] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Waaaaa No one wants ta play with me!!"
    -Ace Ventura

    :D

  213. [213] 
    Michale wrote:

    I guess I am a victim of my own success.. :D

  214. [214] 
    Michale wrote:

    Ni Ni people...

    Finishing up season 1 of THE AMERICANS and then hittin' the sack..

    Ya'all play nice.. :D

  215. [215] 
    Michale wrote:

    Whoa!!!

    Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed, Three Injured in 'Ambush'
    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/baton-rouge-police-ambush/three-baton-rouge-officers-killed-three-injured-ambush-n611101?fbclid=IwAR004yfkZawAJzQHSnVLqe_-Mx4FHdrwpFEUffELn-I5LEuisdivHvHwC6I

    Looks like Antifa/BLM/Democrat Party killed a few more cops...

    Makes me sick to my stomach how the Democrat Party condones such actions...

  216. [216] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh jeezus!!!

    Didn't look at the date tag...

    "Boy do I feel sheepish.."
    -Genie, ALADDIN

  217. [217] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Lifted from Quora.

    My fellow right wing Christian white men and your wives and children: we, the only real Americans, are under attack across America. Our attackers hate America—meaning you and the dirt you occupy—and want to steal everything you have and give it to Negroes, Mex’cuns, white race traitor So-shul-ists living off you in the lawless hellholes called cities, and to destroy what they can’t steal. I alone can save you. When you come to worship me in Tulsa, remember how we taught them a lesson a century ago—

    —and now they’re even trying to eliminate our police forces so they can loot and rape and kill us like we did to them here in Tulsa back then. But it’s fair and just and Christian…when we do it. The outside agitators coming to Tulsa are all rioters and looters and vandals—the ones pretending to be “peaceful protester” are just waiting for darkness so they can loot us. They’re all the same. But when they come here i say beat them down. Show them how real manly men deal with our enemies—just like our grandparents did with those uppity Negroes in 1921.”

    Trump's prayer. Not especially well anwered in Oklahoma last night!

  218. [218] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    "And lets not forget WHO killed those hundreds of black Americans..

    Yup... Democrats were the murderers and the massacre was sanctioned by the Democrat Party...."

    Michale cut and pasted this

    Let's not forget the FACTS...

  219. [219] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    What.
    A.
    Tool.
    Arguing in favor for all that today's Party of Lincoln" believes in, namely, Let's give the rich guys another tax cut. That'll make things right."

  220. [220] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Go ahead, Michale, try to convince us that Trump's gonna win by a landslide. No point in voting in Florida, right?

  221. [221] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    207

    Junior was never a boxer, but he sounds like he’s suffering from the same brain illnesses that took his father.

    I know, right!? Maybe it's as simple as "Junior got a paycheck" from the NY Post. That's the tabloid rag where this story originally came from.

    https://nypost.com/2020/06/20/muhammad-alis-son-says-he-wouldve-hated-black-lives-matters/

    What difference does it make what Ali Junior claims his father would say? Junior and several of his family members have been detained multiple times because of Trump's "Muslim Ban" even though they are Americans, and Ali Junior has had multiple disparaging things to say about Trump over the years yet he now suddenly claims his father would support Trump? I call bullshit. When his father was alive, he and Junior were estranged for many, many years long before Ali Sr's death.

    Anyone who believes that is a concern of Hillary’s knows nothing about politics except what FoxNews has told them.

    Yep. Sounds like Junior still thinks Hillary Clinton is running for President. The Trump cult rubes and gullible QAnon dipshits sure seem to think she is. A lot of the Q rubes believe John Kennedy, Jr. is still alive and working with Donald Trump to bring down a pedophile ring that Hillary is running (in her spare time); I shit you not.

    As for Muhammad Ali, he famously made his opinion of Donald Trump well known to the whole world when Trump was a candidate and employing Trumpian divisive hatred in order to disparage an entire religion and play to his base of xenophobes and neo Nazis:

    Presidential Candidates Proposing to Ban Muslim Immigration to the United States

    I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.

    We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.

    Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam really is.

    ~ Muhammad Ali

  222. [222] 
    Kick wrote:

    Since it's apparently "What Do Famous Sons Think Their Father Would Say About Trump" Day, I contribute the following excerpt of what Ronald Reagan's only biological son had to say on behalf of his father:

    Ron Reagan: My Father, Ronald Reagan, Would Not Want Republicans to Vote for ‘Traitor’ Trump in 2020

    Ronald Reagan, his son told The Daily Beast, would have thought Trump “a traitorous president who is betraying his country.”

    “The Republican party at this point, for a whole host of reasons to do with Donald Trump, is an entirely illegitimate political party just made up of a bunch of sycophantic traitors mouthing Kremlin propaganda to defend this squalid little man who is occupying the White House,” Ron Reagan told The Daily Beast, speaking from Italy, where he spends half his year, split with his American home in Seattle, where he has lived for 25 years.

    “This is shameful stuff in all sorts of ways,” he said. “This is a dying party. They either have to remake themselves entirely or they will disappear eventually. Within a decade the Republican Party will be a minor fringe group if it continues going this way.”

    What would his father have made of Donald Trump?

    My father would—although he might not use words like this because he was a fairly genteel person — my father would pinch Trump’s empty head off and shit down his flabby neck.

    ~ Ron Reagan

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ron-reagan-says-his-father-ronald-reagan-would-not-want-republicans-to-vote-for-traitor-trump-in-2020

    .
    .
    So to recap: Ron Reagan says Saint Ronald Reagan (genuflect) would:

    "Pinch Trump's empty head off and shit down his flabby neck."

    Thank you Ron Reagan... for that visual I can't "unsee." :)

  223. [223] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Michale,

    Thanks for explaining the “1619” connection. I just could not see how they were related...

  224. [224] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Kick,

    ML King’s got one or two kids who never met a dollar they would not sell daddy out for...and Billy Graham’s son has successfully run his legacy into the trash bin! I blame the parents...

  225. [225] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    I like Ron Reagan, he's brutally honest about his politics and rabidly atheist.

    LL&P

  226. [226] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @caddy,

    Go ahead, Michale, try to convince us that Trump's gonna win by a landslide. No point in voting in Florida, right?

    i keep forgetting how new you are here. michale's vote in november is already subject to a MUCH earlier wager. so unless joe biden has an aneurysm or seven more tara reades show up with DNA evidence before the democratic convention, there's no point in you going there.

    JL

  227. [227] 
    Kick wrote:

    Trump is furious about Tulsa, and The Lincoln Project strikes again with a new ad:

    Hey, Donald, your campaign manager told you a million fans wanted to come to your first big rally. Turnout in Tulsa? A dud. You've probably heard this before, but it was smaller than we expected. It sure wasn't as big as you promised...."

    ~ Pseudo Stormy Daniels

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOI3ycbaCaE

    These Republicans are psyching Trump out. Because of their ad showing Doddering Donald behaving like a toddler during his West Point speech "water-gait," Trump devoted a huge chunk of his empty Tulsa rally acting like a nutcase. So the Lincoln Project is going after him again... turning the screws.

    Who's ready to listen to Trump whining for ~15 minutes at his next rally about his "size"?

  228. [228] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Don't even joke about that, Joshua, he's already had an aneurysm - in 1988 … and, if the faux plagiarism scandal hadn't forced him from that presidential race, he would have been dead and there would be NOBODY to prevent a second term for trump.

    By the way, it is only faux scandals that ever involve Biden because he is one of the very few American real deals.

    Anyway, just don't joke about it.

  229. [229] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Michale cut and pasted this

    Let's not forget the FACTS...

    Do you deny it was Democrats who committed the massacre??

    Arguing in favor for all that today's Party of Lincoln" believes in, namely, Let's give the rich guys another tax cut. That'll make things right."

    "A rising tide lifts all boats."
    -Democrat John F Kennedy

    Go ahead, Michale, try to convince us that Trump's gonna win by a landslide. No point in voting in Florida, right?

    The facts are all there, just like they were in 2016.. And, just like in 2016, you refuse to see them..

    That's what made Nov 2016 so fun.. For me.. :D

    You should read some of the old comments from that time.. A Blast From The Past :D

  230. [230] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Thanks for explaining the “1619” connection. I just could not see how they were related...

    You are quite welcome.. :D

  231. [231] 
    Michale wrote:

    i keep forgetting how new you are here. michale's vote in november is already subject to a MUCH earlier wager. so unless joe biden has an aneurysm or seven more tara reades show up with DNA evidence before the democratic convention, there's no point in you going there.

    Yep, it looks like I am voting for Biden in Nov.. :^( Unless Biden vapor locks or another rape victim steps from the wings and Biden can't accept the Dem nomination..

    I don't think that will happen because Biden is President Trump's choice opponent..

    Reminds me of that old GET SMART episode where Max is looking for a best man for Max's wedding to 99, but every CONTROL agent Max asks is killed by KOAS.. So the chief forces Max to ask Hymie, the android. Then there is a cut scene to the KOAS van and a KOAS agent says, "The finally asked the guy we wanted..."

    President Trump finally has the guy he wanted.. :D

    But nothing in our wager precludes me from lobbying my family and friends to vote Trump in my stead... :D

  232. [232] 
    Michale wrote:

    Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings

    Major cities in the U.S. reported bloody weekends amid increased calls to defund and disband police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.

    Chicago recorded at least 11 killed and 67 wounded during an outbreak of violence, according to Fox 32. The deaths included a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old girl. The teenage girl was home Saturday night when she was struck in the neck from the shot fired from outside. She was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

    CBS Chicago reported that eight of those shot were children and teens, four of them died. The 3-year old was with his stepfather at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when he was struck in the back. Witnesses told the station that the gunfire came from a blue Honda.

    “Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence. But we need to do more than just cry,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said. “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer, and let’s revamp the home monitoring system. It’s not working.”

    Investigators in Seattle are looking into a deadly shooting at CHOP, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old male.
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/deadly-weekend-in-seattle-chicago-minneapolis-as-new-york-city-reports-uptick-in-shootings

    A VERY small taste of what is going to happen if the Democrat Party is successful in abolishing the police..

    As I said above...

    "A Wild West Do-Over??? Sounds like Fun.."

    And, since Democrats are afraid of guns and won't have any around.. Well.... We know the end result of THAT equation.. :D

  233. [233] 
    Michale wrote:

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who represents the neighborhood, reportedly said in a statement that “there are indications” that the shooting could be a “right-wing” attack. KING5 said it reached out to her for more details on the claim, but did not immediately get a response. No motive has been confirmed by the police.

    Minneapolis, the city at the center of the national outrage over Floyd’s death, recorded one death and 11 injured in the uptown section of the city early Sunday morning. Fox 9 reported that it is believed suspects opened fire as patrons waited to go inside a restaurant.

    "They had to have started over here on the sidewalk and made their way out to the middle of the street here shooting back and forth," Fred Hwang, a witness, told the station. "That's why there's broken glass here and over here and also right next to our building, there's a broken window."

    Of course the Left never takes responsibility for their actions and try to blame things on the Right..

    But it's clear from the targets, the attackers were Left Wingers.. AntiFa, ONLY Black Lives Matter, Democrat Party....

    I think today's Democrats learned the wrong lesson from 1968... And it's gonna cost the Democrat Party everything...

    "Did you do it?"
    "Yes..."
    "And what did it cost you"
    "Everything..."

    -AVENGERS, Infinity War

  234. [234] 
    Michale wrote:

    The shooting drew the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who tweeted, “It breaks my heart to see another senseless act of violence in Minneapolis. Our city has been through so much, and we must promote peace by putting an end to gun violence.”

    The New York Post reported Monday that there was one shooting in the city per hour on Saturday and cited a police chief who told the paper that defendants arrested for gun possession have been allowed to skip jail during the coronavirus pandemic. The paper reported that 24 people were shot citywide on Saturday alone.

    The bloody weekend comes as cities across the country consider the future of policing. The Floyd case and the recent killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has strained the relationship between city leaders and police unions. Protesters say cities are spending too much money on these departments and not enough on inner-city programs. Police unions have said they felt abandoned by politicians and targeted in the press.

    The liberal wing of the Democrat Party has called for cities to either dramatically defund or break up police departments outright.

    Omar has said that the Minneapolis Police Department is “rotten to the root” and should be dismantled. She called the department a cancer that needs to be amputated so it does not spread.

    Key Democrats, including presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden, are distancing themselves from the “defund” push.

    Democrats can TRY and distance themselves from their Party's defund/abolish push..

    But every American knows where the defund/abolish police is coming from...

    The Democrat Party is up to it's eyeballs in the defund/abolish police project and every American knows it..

  235. [235] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Lifted from Quora.

    Careful MC... Victoria gonna bitch and whine at you about plagiarizing :D

    My lovely wife gets a Quora feed as well.. A lot of good stuff comes thru there.. :D

  236. [236] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's funny.. I post a comment about Muhammed Ali's son and all of the sudden, panicked Democrats come out of the Weigantian woodwork with their versions of my comments...

    It's clear that Weigantians march to Michale's drum.. :D

  237. [237] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, isn't this interesting...

    http://sjfm.us/pics/Biden.jpg

    Joe Biden's ancestors were slave owners and fought for the Confederacy...

    How can anyone here reconcile that fact of Biden's ancestors with the destruction of Confederate monuments and the removal of monuments of slave owners??

    I mean, if Democrats are going to remove statutes of slave owners, should they be VOTING for a guy whose ancestors were slave owners???

    Seems a bit 'o hypocritical, no???

  238. [238] 
    Michale wrote:

    NYPD officer suspended after video emerges apparently showing chokehold during Queens boardwalk arrest
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/nypd-apparent-chokehold-queens-boardwalk-video-officer-suspended

    Democrats are taking every tool from cops.. So much so that the only tool left is deadly force...

    I dunno, but that seems counter productive to ONLY Black Lives Matter...

  239. [239] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, ya'all are now ready to believe what John Bolton says??

    Bolton, in interview, says Democrats 'almost as bad and somewhat equivalent to Trump'

    Former national security adviser John Bolton warned in an interview airing Sunday night that President Trump's White House poses a "danger for the republic" -- but cautioned that congressional Democrats were "almost as bad" in their efforts to unseat him from office, which Bolton called a "partisan catfight."
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/john-bolton-interview-democrats-trump-abc

    Now that Bolton's words are gospel amongst ya'all, you should accept this as fact, eh?? :D

    Ya see how easy it is to manipulate ideological slaves?? :D

  240. [240] 
    Michale wrote:

    peaking to Raddatz, Bolton again hammered Schiff and Democrats for failing to broaden their investigation into Trump during the impeachment.

    "I was fully prepared -- if I got a subpoena like everybody else who testified got a subpoena," Bolton said. "I think the way the House advocates of impeachment proceeded was badly wrong. I think it was impeachment malpractice. I think they were determined because of their own political objectives to conduct an impeachment proceeding that was very narrowly focused on Ukraine, and that went very, very quickly."

    Bolton said Democrats were hasty because "they didn't wanna mess up the Democratic presidential nomination."

    "Now, I find that conduct almost as bad and somewhat equivalent to Trump," Bolton charged, "that they're torquing one of the gravest constitutional responsibilities the House of Representatives has, the power of impeachment, around their presidential nomination schedule. And, they failed utterly to accomplish what they wanted. In fact, they made things worse, because their strategy fitted with the Trump political strategy. Keep it narrow, and move it fast. So, what did they do? The House advocates said, 'We have proven Trump is impeached forever, and that he'd learn a lesson from it.'"

    Democrats' unsubstantiated charges that the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia, Bolton said, were little more than crass politics.

    Now that Bolton's words are gospel to ya'all, how do ya'all like yer Bolton now?? :D

    As I said.. So easy... :D

  241. [241] 
    Kick wrote:

    Poor John Bolton.

    Somebody leaked his book on Twitter.

  242. [242] 
    Michale wrote:

    But for Democrats, the very idea that they are doing well provokes an underlying skittishness. They worry about voting during the coronavirus crisis, amid restrictions that could make it harder to cast ballots. Some fear a coming misinformation campaign and say the party risks underestimating Trump's ability to turn the country against their nominee.

    They also worry their party still does not fully understand what led voters to Trump in the first place, and they are terrified that overconfidence, like some of them had four years ago, will lead to complacency.

    "It feels like 2016 all over," said Andrew Werthmann, a member of the city council in Eau Claire, Wis., who has been almost cringing as he watches Biden surge in the polling he cannot help but keep looking at.

    "It's not a good energy to think you have a presidential election in the bag," he said. "Especially not in our state. Where exactly that happened last time."
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Biden-and-Democrats-confidence-comes-with-fear-15355742.php

    Democrats were too busy attacking and demonizing President Trump and Americans who support President Trump, they never took the time to really understand his appeal to patriotic Americans..

    That will be the Democrat Party's undoing in 2020... :D

    The GOP will keep the Senate, take back the House and President Trump will be re-elected...

    Wagers are still being taken for those who have faith I am wrong.. :D

  243. [243] 
    Michale wrote:

    And for those who think that DEFUND THE POLICE != ABOLISH THE POLICE...

    Georgia House passes bill that could abolish police department after Arbery shooting
    https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-house-passes-bill-that-could-abolish-police-department-after-arbery-shooting/5ANEWJX0ikQJk1Iv6lA2nL/

    Think again....

  244. [244] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1427/9954/products/0259-5040-WH-F_900x900.jpg?v=1590170853

    It's no wonder that Biden is hemorrhaging black American support..

    40% of black Americans support President Trump..

  245. [245] 
    Kick wrote:

    Careful MC... Victoria gonna bitch and whine at you about plagiarizing ~ Mike the Fake Cop

    Ignorant fake cop proves two things:

    (1) He can't discern the difference between a poster sharing a paragraph from Quora and his own routine re-posting of multiple copyrighted articles lifted in their entirety.

    (2) Victoria lives rent free in his tiny head.

    Better watch out, Fake Cop will invent some bullshit and rat it to Fat Donald... in between all that flailing and sucking.

  246. [246] 
    Kick wrote:

    40% of black Americans live rent free in Mike's tiny head.

  247. [247] 
    Michale wrote:

    40% of black Americans live rent free in Mike's tiny head.

    And they are voting for President Trump so Biden has no path to victory.. :D

    But thanx for conceding that I know black Americans better than you do.. :D

  248. [248] 
    Michale wrote:

    But, since yer here Victoria..

    Fathers Will Always Be Essential

    No matter our experience with our own father, this Father’s Day demands a newfound respect for fatherhood in our culture.

    This Father’s Day is one like no other. Due to the coronavirus shutdowns, thousands of dads in nursing homes will not be visited by their children. Many kids and their moms will not be taking Dad to his favorite restaurant. Grown sons and daughters living in “hot” areas are not traveling so Dad can spend the weekend with his beloved children and grandchildren. Coronavirus, however, cannot stop us from celebrating this important day when we honor men who perform crucial roles in sustaining healthy families.
    https://tinyurl.com/yad66j73

    Hear that, Victoria??

    I'm essential.. Yer not.. :D

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  249. [249] 
    Michale wrote:

    It has been exhaustively documented that the odds of successful life outcomes dramatically increase for children who have both a father and a mother in their home. These children have better education outcomes, fewer behavioral problems, and are less likely to use dangerous drugs or commit crimes.

    It is a sad reality, however, that so many children in America — particularly underprivileged ones — are deprived of living in a two-parent home. As Fox News host Tucker Carlson remarked a couple of years ago, “Increasingly, having a father at home is a sign of affluence. But it is also a cause of affluence.” The research backs up this claim. Families are stronger when dads are engaged and living with their children, which leads to greater psychological, spiritual, and material wealth.

    Research also shows, however, a disheartening decline in two-parent households over the past several decades. In a thought-provoking recent essay in The Atlantic, David Brooks notes that in 1960, 77.5 percent of children lived with their two married parents. Today, less than half of households are made up of a two-parent nuclear family. From 1970 to 2012, the percentage of households consisting of a married couple with children dropped by 50 percent.

    This is clearly an unhealthy trend. Yet Brooks believes the age of the nuclear family is long gone and was a “freakish” historical anomaly that succeeded only during a brief period when economic, structural, and cultural stars aligned. Today, it only works for the highly educated and wealthy.

    The Democrat Party...

    The enemy of the stable family..

  250. [250] 
    Michale wrote:

    Family creation should be encouraged (and certainly not discouraged), too. No mom in America should be punished with a sudden and severe cut to benefits for her and her children should she get married. No employee should fear their career will hit a ceiling if they have a child. And paid family leave to care for newborns should be a benefit that both moms and dads earn from their jobs.

    Pro-family policies need not cause economic harm, either. For example, just last week the pro-growth American Action Forum released its study on the benefits of paid family leave. While the study focused on children and found their benefit is significant, it also concluded, “Overall, these health and educational benefits to children — by helping to foster the conditions for individual wellbeing — have long-term social and economic benefits.” In other words, public policies can be pro-worker, pro-family, and pro-economy at the same time.

    24
    And babies aren’t the only ones who benefit from this bond. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that fathers who spend time with their newborns in their first weeks strengthen their bonds to their children and alter their brains, making them more caring and nurturing.

    No matter our experience with our own father, this Father’s Day demands a newfound respect for fatherhood in our culture. The love and healing, particularly for the disadvantaged, that will come from this respect is difficult to overestimate in its power and can be the rock that grounds an American family revival. Dads are not just for the rich or the poor, for white, black, or brown, for daughters or for sons. Dads are essential for everyone.

    It's so factually accurate...

    Too bad the Democrat Party fights to eliminate fathers from families...

    The sexist/feminist policies that actively sabotage the father's role in a stable family...

    #sad

  251. [251] 
    Michale wrote:

    Imagine a city without cops..

    99 shot, 12 fatally, over Father’s Day weekend in Chicago

    Five children were among the 12 people killed, including a 3-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl killed in separate shootings in Austin on Saturday
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/6/20/21297470/chicago-fathers-day-weekend-shootings-homicide-gun-violence-june-19-22?fbclid=IwAR3qupXHRAyZNHoUV1E8VL303ZRMq8lu2GfiEuueCszvAdlT6NtHVV3xhsk

    You don't have to... You can see it play out in Democrat-led big cities all across the country...

    #sad

  252. [252] 
    Michale wrote:

    Chicago saw its highest number of shootings victims in a single weekend this year with 99 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 12 of them fatally. Five of those killed were minors.

    The latest child fatality happened early Monday in Austin on the West Side.

    Two boys, 15 and 16, were walking in an alley at 12:18 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Superior Street when someone fired at them, possibly from a gray sedan, according to Chicago police. The 15-year-old was shot in his leg, chest and abdomen. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead. The other boy, 16, was hit in the ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

    A 13-year-old girl was killed and two other teens were wounded Saturday night in Austin on the West Side.

    The girl was inside a home about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North LeClaire Avenue when the shots were fired, and she was struck in the neck, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Amaria J. Jones.

    Two boys, 15 and 16, were sitting on a porch when one of them noticed a red laser pointing at him and heard gunfire, police said. The younger boy was struck in the back and the older boy was struck in the leg. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

    A 3-year-old boy was fatally wounded about two hours earlier when someone opened fire at his father while they were driving in Austin.

    The toddler, identified as Mekay James, was struck in the back about 6:25 p.m. when someone in a blue Honda pulled behind the black SUV the boy’s 27-year-old father was driving in the 600 block of North Central Avenue and fired several rounds, authorities said.

    And, of course, the Chicago mayor (a Democrat, what else??) has ordered the citizens of Chicago NOT to defend themselves...

    That's pretty low, even for a Democrat...

  253. [253] 
    Michale wrote:

    A police source said the father was believed to be the intended target of the shooting.

    The father drove the boy to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, police said, but the boy was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The father was also treated for a graze wound to the abdomen.

    Two teenage boys were killed just over an hour before that in South Chicago.

    Jasean Francis, 17, and the 16-year-old were in an alley about 5:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Luella Avenue when a male suspect approached them and fired shots, authorities said. Francis was shot in the back, chest and hand while the 16-year-old was shot in the back and side. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

    Early Sunday, a man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park.

    The men were arguing with a group about 12:04 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue when they were shot, authorities said. Alexis Perez, 41, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on the scene. Two other men, 23 and 21, both went to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The older man was shot in the knee and hip while the younger man was shot in both legs. A fourth man, 34, was shot in his legs and arms. He was treated and released from Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Sunday evening, a shooting left one man dead and another wounded Sunday evening in Humboldt Park.

    They were shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North Springfield Avenue, Chicago police said. A 22-year-old man was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

    A 34-year-old man was hit in the arm and abdomen and was taken to the same hospital in critical condition, police said.

    Ten minutes earlier, a man was shot to death in West Rogers Park on the North Side.

    The man was walking about 7:20 p.m. in the 6200 block of North Troy Street when someone approached and shot him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.

    Two men were shot, one of them fatally, in another attack Saturday evening in Austin.

    And the Democrat Party wants to abolish PDs and SOs all across the country...

    Yea.. **THAT** is a winning Party platform..

    :eyeroll:

  254. [254] 
    Michale wrote:

    A few minutes later, a 64-year-old woman was shot inside her home in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

    She was inside at 12:49 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Lawndale Avenue when bullets came through her window, according to police. The woman was hit in the arm and taken to Norwegian American Hospital in fair condition. She did not appear to be the shooter’s intended target.

    The weekend’s first shooting wounded a 35-year-old woman Friday evening in South Shore.

    She was with a group of people about 6:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Phillips Avenue when a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. She was shot in the arm, and her condition was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

    At least 64 other people were hurt in shootings throughout Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

    The spate of shootings came just three weeks after 24 people were killed and at least 61 others were shot during Chicago’s most violent weekend in modern history. That historic surge in shootings happened amid the unrest that gripped the city when a downtown protest over the officer-involved killing of George Floyd devolved into chaos and led to days of looting.

    Last weekend’s gun violence killed two people and wounded 31 others across the city.

    Of course, the solution is to get rid of cops and none of this would happen, right???

    :eyeroll:

    I gotta ask..

    Do Dumbocrats do focus groups to determine how BEST to piss off patriotic Americans???

    Or do Dumbocrats just know instinctively how to lose elections???

  255. [255] 
    Kick wrote:

    The Room Where It Happened

    Chapter 1

    THE LONG MARCH
    TO A WEST WING
    CORNER OFFICE

    We're no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I. A full commitment's what I'm thinking of; you wouldn't get this from any other guy. I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling. Gotta make you understand: Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna say goodbye. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    We've known each other for so long. Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it. Inside we both know what's been going on. We know the game and we're gonna play it. And if you ask me how I'm feeling. Don't tell me you're too blind to see. Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna say goodbye.
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna say goodbye. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you. Never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up). (Ooh) Never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up).

    We've known each other for so long. Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it. Inside we both know what's been going on. We know the game and we're gonna play it. I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling. Gotta make you understand. Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna say goodbye. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

  256. [256] 
    Michale wrote:

    http://sjfm.us/pics/911.jpg

    As usual, Occasional Cortex Saves The Day...

    :D

  257. [257] 
    Michale wrote:

    HA!!!

    Leave it to Victoria to try a Rick Roll

    BBBBWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    How utterly lame.. :D

  258. [258] 
    Michale wrote:

    Seriously, Vic.. May I call you Vic???

    Seriously, Vic..

    Is a Rick Roll the BEST you can do???

    hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

    And since you did no attribution, yours is out and out plagiarism..

    Guess you and Joe McRapist Biden have something in common...

    Yer both plagiarists and lusers...

    No wonder I kick your ass all over Weigantia every day of the week.. :D

    And twice on Sunday... :D

  259. [259] 
    Michale wrote:

    Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Okay?

    Last night, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram to build Ikea furniture, drink wine, and eat snacks while waxing philosophical on the perils of climate change. Even in today’s strange world, where presidential candidates like Beto O’Rourke post photos of themselves at the dentist, this was a bizarre display.

    The oddest moment came when Ocasio-Cortez compared those who oppose her Green New Deal, or at least some kind of aggressive fight against climate change, to people in the 1950s and 1960s who opposed civil rights for black Americans.
    https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/04/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ok/

    Why do Democrats ALWAYS step into this trap??

    Occasional Cortex compares those who oppose her Green New Deal (AKA Destruction Of The US Economy) she compares those who oppose it to those who opposed to civil rights for black Americans.

    Of course, Occasional Cortex is a few fries short of a Happy Meal..

    Because she forgets that it was DEMOCRATS and the DEMOCRAT Party who opposed civil rights for black Americans..

    So, not only is Occasional Cortex totally and completely wrong (she is talking about two completely different groups of people) she reminds anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together (granted, that leaves out a good portion of Democrats) that it was DEMOCRATS and the DEMOCRAT PARTY who opposed civil rights for black Americans..

    Way ta go, Occasional Cortex.. Your Instagram diatribe really sticks it to Democrats and the Democrat Party.. :D

  260. [260] 
    Michale wrote:

    Seriously, Vic..

    You think I would fall for a Rick Roll??!!??

    You must be stoopider than I thought..

    And trust me.. I already thought you were pretty damn stoopid.. :D

  261. [261] 
    Michale wrote:

    What's the matter, Vic???

    No snappy comeback?? No BS accusation???

    Yer just gonna run away??

    Hokay.. I accept your concession of my superiority... :D

  262. [262] 
    Michale wrote:

    THE UNCONTESTED INTECTUALLY HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION OF WEIGANTIA!!!

    MMMMMMMMMiiiiiiiicccccchhhhhhhhhaaaaaaallllllleeeeeee

    :D

  263. [263] 
    Michale wrote:

    "I mean, how stoopid you must feel right now, eh?"
    -Brendan Fraser, BEDAZZLED

    :D

  264. [264] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike

    Everyone knows you think I am "stoopid."

    [50] Kick wrote:

    Elizabeth Miller

    Crunched all the numbers. Joe is in great shape and right now (barring any unforeseen major event), on track to win the Democratic nomination. If -- big if -- Bloomberg drops out of the race this week (and that's the rumor), it's basically over. If Bloomberg doesn't drop out this week, Joe should take a decent lead in pledged delegates by mid to end of March... by Georgia or Puerto Rico.

    Hope this makes sense. In a hurry.

    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Later. :)

    [Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 08:58 UTC]

    *****

    [51] Michale wrote:

    . Joe is in great shape and right now (barring any unforeseen major event), on track to win the Democratic nomination.

    BBBWWAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Thanx.. I needed that laugh.. :D Vain attempt to suck up...

    Biden's **ONLY** advantage is the black American vote..

    And THAT is waning for Democrats in and of itself by the 10s of millions..

    Today will, once and for all, puncture the Biden/Electability myth..

    Bernie will be unstoppable after today..

    THEN, the fun and excitement will be in watching the DNC try to stop Bernie and how it will utterly tear apart the Democrat Party.. :D

    [Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 09:05 UTC]

    *
    *
    But they also know that you're the forum assclown who's spent multiple months insisting that Joe Biden's campaign is "dead," and they're well aware that you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with a hole in the toe and the directions on the heel.

    And for your total mind-numbing ignorance on full display in Weigantia comments sections near daily, I'm am sure Joe Biden will appreciate your vote, and remember: Your vote for Joe Biden that you lost due to your inherent ignorance will not just be a vote for him but also a vote for his -- more likely than not -- black American female running mate. You too will be voting the exact same way as -- more likely than not -- approximately 90-93% of black Americans.

    So to recap: You best stick to your 50/50 predictions because you seem to always lose your shit when you volunteer your "expertise" regarding anything beyond the easy stuff.

    On behalf of all the millions of aforementioned Americans mentioned above, the diverse coalition you are joining in casting a vote for Joe Biden in November would like to thank you for your daily displays of utter cluelessness.

  265. [265] 
    Michale wrote:

    Vic,

    Rick Roll???

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Bernie will be unstoppable after today..

    THEN, the fun and excitement will be in watching the DNC try to stop Bernie and how it will utterly tear apart the Democrat Party.. :D

    Yea, I was in good company in that prediction with Liz and CW predicting the same thing..

    But we can go over your 2016 predictions again, if you want.. :D

    Rick Roll???

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

  266. [266] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yer lucky I am busy on Ebay, Vick...

    I would have so much fun with your Rick Roll BS.. :D

  267. [267] 
    Michale wrote:

    The ‘cancel’ crew will come for you someday soon

    A moral panic is sweeping the nation. How we react to the pitchfork hordes will determine the fate of our country for a generation or longer.

    We call what the hordes do to our fellow citizens “cancel culture,” but the term is far too cute to capture the cruel, mindless and life-destroying process taking place all around us in the name of “fighting racism.”

    The tendency has been with us for some time, but the current, ­extra-crazed moment has accelerated its malignant energies: Locked in for months due to COVID-19, we re-emerged into a society more enraged and at war with itself than ever before.

    Then the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis took the ideological madness to the next level. The great majority of Americans agreed that Floyd’s death was horrific and that the police officers responsible for it must be held to account. But that sane consensus wasn’t enough, as far as the cancel left was concerned: Enemies had to be found and eradicated.

    And if there weren’t enough racist enemies, then more of them had to be invented.
    https://nypost.com/2020/06/21/the-cancel-crew-will-come-for-you-someday-soon/

    The author is cowing before the same group she decries...

    Floyd's death was a simple by product of good police work..

    Just imagine Floyd was white and it will all make sense... No one would be saying ANYTHING about Officer Chauvin if Floyd was white.. The fact that Officer Chauvin did nothing wrong if Floyd was white proves that Officer Chauvin did nothing wrong when Floyd is black..

    By giving into the hysterical mob, it makes police work that much harder..

    And when the hysterical mob starts to force police to give up their legitimate non-lethal remedies to those who would fight the cops, that leaves cops with only one choice.. Deadly Force...

    It's time for people to start thinking rationally about this issue and not give in to hysterical emotionalism...

  268. [268] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    264

    Yea, I was in good company in that prediction with Liz and CW predicting the same thing..

    Oh, I see your problem. You're a liar.

  269. [269] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh, I see your problem. You're a liar.

    Yes, that's your claim..

    But, as usual, you have absolutely NO FACTS to back it up.. :D

    So, it's clear for everyone to see.. It's you who is the liar..

    Rick Roll??

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  270. [270] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yea, I was in good company in that prediction with Liz and CW predicting the same thing..

    And JL was also making the same prediction as well.. We even had a discussion on me releasing him from our wager cuz it looked like Bernie had it made....

    So, basically, the other 2 Weigantian Elders and the Grand Poobah hisself were all in agreement that Bernie had the nomination sewed up...

    Don't ya just HATE it when yer always wrong, Vick?? :D

    Here ya go... Just for you.. :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    BBBBWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    That STILL cracks me up that you would be so moronic to think you could fool me..

  271. [271] 
    John M wrote:

    [236] Michale wrote:

    "I mean, if Democrats are going to remove statutes of slave owners, should they be VOTING for a guy whose ancestors were slave owners???

    Seems a bit 'o hypocritical, no???"

    NO. Do you know how many white Americans have ancestors like that??? It also has absolutely no correlation to who they are today.

    You would regard me as very liberal, correct???

    Yet I had an ancestor who was a member of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia!

  272. [272] 
    Michale wrote:

    Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Accidentally Gives Away Their Top Goal For November

    "Our goal is to get Trump out."

    That's apparently the main goal of the Black Lives Matter movement according to co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
    https://trendingpolitics.com/black-lives-matter-co-founder-accidentally-gives-away-their-top-goal-for-november/?utm_source=dtp&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR24ZNuAkOAv8Q_g29rh5udsBCPXCi_pom2BtvM-BwORyaSZsYkMxu1wIfM

    Not surprising.. Typically short-sighted black American..

    President Trump did more in 2 years for black Americans than Democrats had done in 2 decades...

    Obviously this biatch would rather live as a slave on the Democrat Party's new plantation...

    Fortunately for America, black American support for President Trump is 40%...

    Joe McRapist Biden doesn't stand a chance in Nov...

  273. [273] 
    Michale wrote:

    NO. Do you know how many white Americans have ancestors like that??? It also has absolutely no correlation to who they are toda

    So, having slave owners as ancestors is OK???

    Then why the tearing down of the statues???

    You would regard me as very liberal, correct???

    Yet I had an ancestor who was a member of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia!

    Then if someone made a statue of you, it should be torn down, right???

    Funny how ya'all have condemned President Trump for what HIS ancestors did..

    But, the double standard doesn't apply to Democrats, eh? :^/

  274. [274] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump a Voice of Reason on Police Reform

    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump was the voice of reason in Washington Tuesday as D.C. Democrats were sowing division.

    Before he signed an executive order on police reform in the Rose Garden, Trump had reached out to the families of black men killed by police or vigilantes and met with them privately.

    Then Trump signed the order in the Rose Garden flanked by law enforcement leaders who support the administration's reforms. When former President Bill Clinton worked with both sides on an issue, they called it "triangulation."

    Much credit goes to Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate, a frequent Trump whisperer and a man who wants to heal the nation.

    Democrats have united behind the belief that law enforcement -- and by extension America -- is systemically racist. Scott has a more sophisticated take on the issue.

    Scott knows firsthand that black men are more likely to be pulled over and cited by police for minor or nonexistent infractions than white drivers -- and he has made a point of educating fellow Republicans to the reality of "driving while black."
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/21/trump_a_voice_of_reason_on_police_reform_143501.html

    It's funny.. People go on and on about institutionalized racism, but no one ever have ANY facts to support..

    Like this guy here who says black people are more likely to be given tickets by cops??

    What's the context?? If the area is 80% black, then OF COURSE black people are more likely to get tickets..

    I mean.. DUH.....

    That's the problem with all the claims of institutionalized racism..

    It NEVER has ANY unequivocal FACTS to support the claim..

  275. [275] 
    John M wrote:

    [185] Michale wrote:

    "BULL!!! You keep saying that but never cite anything to support what you are saying! Are you just pulling that figure out of thin air or out of your behind???

    Actually, I did.. Don't blame it on me you lack comprehension skills...

    Look at comment #59 if you can't find it on yer own.. :D"

    1) Mmmm...I did. And it was your comment #49.

    2) Your comment #49 still doesn't provide ANY evidence for you 40 percent figure. The link you provided only talks about the Trump campaign's hope of growing their black support of 2016, which was 8 percent.

    3) So again, where is your 40 percent coming from???? Just your own delusion???

  276. [276] 
    John M wrote:

    [272] Michale wrote:

    "Funny how ya'all have condemned President Trump for what HIS ancestors did.."

    NOT at all. I condemn Trump for what he himself has done today.

    Funny how hypocritical you yourself are.

  277. [277] 
    Michale wrote:

    Dr. Alveda King: Trump Is Moving the Nation Toward Police Reform and Racial Justice

    “In his ‘I Have a Dream’ address of August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to the scourge of racism in the United States,” writes King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, in the Washington Examiner.

    “As President Trump works toward building a more perfect union, America can dream again. Immediately after Floyd's brutal death, Trump made clear that he is fully committed to ensuring justice will be served for George and his family—that he will not have died on that gray pavement in vain.”

    Black Americans are solidly behind President Trump.. Even Dr King's living relatives are pro-President Trump..

    Biden simply cannot win...

    It's really THAT simple..

  278. [278] 
    Michale wrote:

    "BULL!!! You keep saying that but never cite anything to support what you are saying! Are you just pulling that figure out of thin air or out of your behind???

    JM.. I cited it TWICE...

    Trump Approval Among Black Voters Rises to Record 40 Percent in Rasmussen Poll
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_support_up_this_week_among_black_voters

    You just can't handle reality....

    Dr King's OWN relatives back President Trump..

    Why can't you accept the facts???

    Biden simply cannot win...

  279. [279] 
    Michale wrote:

    Reposted for Clarity...

    "BULL!!! You keep saying that but never cite anything to support what you are saying! Are you just pulling that figure out of thin air or out of your behind???

    JM.. I cited it TWICE...

    Trump Approval Among Black Voters Rises to Record 40 Percent in Rasmussen Poll
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2019/trump_support_up_this_week_among_black_voters

    You just can't handle reality....

    Dr King's OWN relatives back President Trump..

    Why can't you accept the facts???

    Biden simply cannot win...

  280. [280] 
    Michale wrote:

    President Trump has done more for black Americans in 2 years than Democrats have done in 2 DECADES!!!

    All the claims and excuses ya'all are making are the same claims and excuses ya'all made in 2016..

    And WHAT happened in Nov of 2016???

    So, why do ya'all think that THIS time, it's gonna be different???

  281. [281] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike

    And JL was also making the same prediction as well.. We even had a discussion on me releasing him from our wager cuz it looked like Bernie had it made....

    You're seriously a mental case, and you're volunteering to prove it yet again. You don't remember the events of Super Tuesday... just a few short months ago? Here, let me help your demonstrable shitty memory by posting a message from CW to you on Super Tuesday in response to your dumb post when you suggested Bernie had it made and it would be over for Biden:

    [5] Chris Weigant wrote:

    Michale -

    Biden will drop out?

    Man, put down the crack pipe. You been smokin' too much...

    Heh.

    -CW

    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2020/03/03/predicting-the-super-tuesday-outcomes/#comment-154782

    *
    *
    As far as JL, no way did he think Biden was finished on Super Tuesday. JL was the one who correctly opined not to count Biden out. If you're seriously claiming or actually believe that EM agreed that "Bernie had it made" or that Biden was finished, then you're bonkers with an extra helping of dipshit and massive cognitive dissonance... or in the alternative, there is quite simply no help whatsoever for your reading comprehension problems.

    So, basically, the other 2 Weigantian Elders and the Grand Poobah hisself were all in agreement that Bernie had the nomination sewed up...

    So, basically, you're either an inveterate lying liar or your memory is an embarrassment to yourself and Weigantia.

    That STILL cracks me up that you would be so moronic to think you could fool me..

    Yet still can't hold a candle to the sheer ignorance of the fact that you've got yourself all worked up and your knickers in a twist over a post that didn't have your name on it, wasn't even meant for you, and wasn't even about you in any way.

    Everything isn't about you... assclown!

  282. [282] 
    Michale wrote:

    As far as JL, no way did he think Biden was finished on Super Tuesday.

    Oh, so now you are speaking for JL??

    Why don't you let him speak for himself... :D

    But, hay... At least you got Rick Rolled

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  283. [283] 
    Michale wrote:

    Everything isn't about you... assclown

    And yet, you hang on my every word... :D

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  284. [284] 
    Michale wrote:

    The 1619 project, meanwhile, having essentially conceded the historians’ central point, lost nothing at all. It marches on unscathed toward becoming the official curriculum in the nation’s public school system, replacing the products of the American historical profession as a whole, which must either adapt or suffer a similar humiliation. The outcome proved that whether or not the historians were right about the facts of history, they had made a fundamental error in judging where power lies. At best, they are dopes who thought they were smarter, which is to say more powerful, than they are. At worst, they are professionally self-destructive, and—who knows—maybe even racists.

    Argument itself requires that certain fundamental questions are settled and beyond dispute. In order to argue over whether the sky is blue, we’ll have to agree on what the sky is. The new argumentation has not only vastly expanded the number of subjects that are supposed to be beyond argumentation, it has, by a sleight of hand, reversed the nature of the matters that cannot be questioned. Now, it is precisely the most contentious issues—is biological sex a valid concept? Is racism and abuse so widespread in American law enforcement that we should immediately defund the police?—that must be accepted a priori.
    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/new-truth-rationalism-religion

    I can see why Russ was so confused by the 1619 project..

    It's full of factual errors and utterly racist bullshit..

    But, then again, that's the Democrat Party for ya.. :D

  285. [285] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden's 40 Years in Washington Is the Problem

    Somebody call 911; Joe Biden needs a body cast

    No wonder Joe Biden is hiding in his basement.

    He is going to need more than just a face mask to survive this campaign. Somebody needs to get the guy a body cast after President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on Saturday night.

    It is not even elder abuse. I mean, yeah, the guy is near 80 years old and he seems all talked out. Vacant. Lost. And lonely.
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/21/joe-biden-40-years-washington-problem/

    President Trump is going to wipe the floor with Joe McRapist Biden...

    Just like he did with Hillary.. :D

    Oh it's going to be fun around here with me reminding ya'all how, once again, many of ya'all were completely and utterly WRONG on every point. :D

    But we'll have JM's daily reminders for a week or so.. :D

  286. [286] 
    Michale wrote:

    But the problem isn’t how long Mr. Biden has been alive. The problem is how long he has been in Washington. Or, as Mr. Trump described it, “four decades of betrayal, calamity and failure.”

    The guy has had a storied career. He really should be set out on the front porch in a rocking chair to enjoy his well-deserved sunset. Instead, Washington’s political vultures need another sacrifice atop the Resistance funeral pyre. And, for all Mr. Biden’s charming qualities, intelligence isn’t one of them. Neither is self-awareness.

    So, today, in his 78th year, his party finally gives him the shot they have denied him for 30 years. And off they lead him to slaughter.

    It is so ugly. And so Washington. But if anybody should know this wicked ritual, it is Joe Biden. He has been sloshing around in the fetid swamp longer than anybody.

    Joe McRapist Biden should have heeded my advice and leave politics on top...

    Now his legacy will be rape, sexual assault and a 3-time luser...

  287. [287] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mr. Trump is the incumbent president, yet somehow Democrats picked the one person that allows Mr. Trump to run for reelection — as an outsider! It’s like Mr. Trump is charging the gates all over again. It’s been four years and still he gets to play the barbarian!

    And what a beautiful barbarian he was Saturday night.

    He hilariously relived his brilliant speech at West Point — you know, the speech that went over all the media’s head. All they could focus on was Mr. Trump’s tepid walk down the long ramp after his speech. And the overly careful manner in which he drank from his water glass.

    His long and involved Saturday night re-enactment was a genius case study in how to lead with your weakness. Own it completely. And utterly disarm it with humor.

    By the time Mr. Trump got to the punch line — menacingly pointing with a vicious stare at the assembled press — his victims were too stupid to understand what had even hit them.

    It was a performance worthy of Hannibal Lecter. As if Dr. Lecter had disemboweled a poor schmuck on the street and was eating his innards before the dope even realized it was his own intestines he was slipping around on.

    The New York Times declared Mr. Trump’s comeback rally “disjointed.” Yeah, I bet it seemed disjointed to them. How was breakfast this morning? I bet that was confusing, too.

    It sure wasn’t “disjointed” for the crowd gathered in the stadium. Nor was it for the millions who tuned in across the country.

    Biden can only DREAM of having President Trump's rally numbers.. :D

  288. [288] 
    Michale wrote:

    “All of you are warriors,” Mr. Trump declared.

    Ever the optimist and ever the leader, Mr. Trump went all in on a bright future for America on Saturday night, applauding those who braved the rally despite all the dire predictions that they would fall prey to the Chinese plague if they showed up.

    As always, Mr. Trump lives off the dishonesty of the media who warn of certain death at a Trump campaign rally, even as they applaud the violent mobs burning and looting in the cities.

    The utter ridiculousness of Democrats and Weigantians (NEN)....

    The fear-monger President Trump's rally, but cheer whole-heartedly at the violent protests..

    Let's face reality.. Logic is not a strong suit for many here....

  289. [289] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mr. Trump could not conjure up more perfect enemies to run against. These are not paper tigers invented by Trump; they are tissue dragons of their own making.

    Stealing a Democrat smear against Judge Robert Bork, Mr. Trump warned that the unrest and upheaval in the streets across the country today is simply a product of “Joe Biden’s America.”

    “In Joe Biden’s America,” Mr. Trump said, “rioters, looters and criminal aliens have more rights than law abiding citizens.”

    Wow. That won’t be the last time you hear that line.

    The perfect campaign line..

    Especially because it's so dead on ballz accurate.. :D

  290. [290] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mr. Biden’s long record, his legacy, his entire flawed career, all of his empty promises are nothing more than one giant hangover.

    “Joe Biden will always let you down,” the president said.

    Even that, however, is giving Mr. Biden too much credit. Mr. Biden is no longer in charge of his own campaign. Mr. Biden is a puppet being propped up by radical forces desperate to topple Mr. Trump and foist a wildly unpopular, partisan agenda on the American people. A “Trojan Horse for socialism,” Mr. Trump called him.

    Even amid all the racial strife that Democrat politicians are angrily ginning up these days, Mr. Trump gave no quarter.

    Referring to the economic numbers before the pandemic, he said: “I’ve done more for the black community in four years than Joe Biden has done in 47 years.”

    Ouch.

    Daaaammmnnn!!!

    Let's repeat that for the cheap seats..

    “I’ve done more for the black community in four years than Joe Biden has done in 47 years.”
    -President Trump

    The facts have never been more plain to each and every patriotic American..

    Democrats need not apply...

  291. [291] 
    Michale wrote:

    And here's one for Vic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    BBBBWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Vick got rolled by her own Rick Roll!!!

    BBBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Now she's spew something about being in my head or some such moronic drivel as only she can spew..

    Vick is so predictable.. :D

  292. [292] 
    Michale wrote:

    Good Cops, Bad Cops

    On Father’s Day, I want to tell my dad something I neglected to mention.

    When it was time for the father-daughter lunch at Immaculata, I didn’t sign up. As an Irish immigrant with little formal education, my father had worked terribly hard to afford that fancy girls’ school. But I didn’t tell him about the lunch. I don’t know if it was the cop thing or because he was older and didn’t seem that into raising a teenager. (The day I was born, the other cops at roll call teased him about becoming a new father at 61.)

    As it turned out, one of my dad’s closest friends was the speaker at the lunch and called him to find out why he wasn’t there. My dad, hurt, asked my mom why I didn’t want to take him.

    And that is something I’m ashamed of.

    In the wake of 9/11, I was relieved that people were able to see the heroic side of police officers and firefighters. Celebrities began inviting firefighters to their lobby Christmas parties in tony Upper West Side apartment buildings. But by the next year, that fad was over.

    Now come calls to abolish the police. Once I would have tried to blame bad apples. But the grotesque spectacle of blacks being regularly executed for living their lives is completely indefensible.

    I grew up in the shadow of two powerful patriarchies, the Catholic Church and the police. Both institutions attracted an element of warped, sadistic people. Instead of rooting out those dark forces, the institutions protected them, moving bad priests to another parish and bad cops to another precinct.

    The police and the church are arbiters of right and wrong, yet they let a poisonous culture grow and conspired to shield those doing wrong and hurting innocents.

    My heart aches for all the good cops — particularly black cops — who are anguished, and for their families in this season when streaming of N.W.A.’s anti-police anthem is surging; when police shows are getting axed as “copaganda” and even Olivia Benson is canceled; and when protesters in D.C. hold aloft signs reading “EAT THE RICH AND THEIR PIGGIES TOO,” and “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards) is spray-painted all over the pavement.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/opinion/sunday/police-good-cops-fathers-day.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Democrats = Cop Haters

    It's really a simple equation...

  293. [293] 
    Michale wrote:

    As we rein in and reimagine how a police force should work, we should avoid that word “all.”

    I loved my dad, but decades passed before I took the time to learn about his 40 years on the D.C. force. Finally, my sister gave me his scrapbook.

    There’s a picture of him with President Coolidge, getting awarded the Medal for Bravery. There’s another pic where he’s in his fedora, guarding F.D.R. at a ballgame as he throws out the first ball.

    My dad caught an escaped killer who hurled a flatiron at him and broke his nose. He disarmed a wife in a courthouse who shot her cheating husband and said she regretted only that she hadn’t been able to get “the other woman,” too.

    Over the racist objections of his captain, he wanted to give blood to save the life of a black man wounded during a series of armed holdups. The man had fired point-blank at my father, but the gun jammed. Only then did my dad return fire.

    He wasn’t big on bloodshed. He transferred out of the homicide department in short order and threw up after watching my cat have kittens.

    In 1947, he faced down a Ku Klux Klan leader burning crosses on the lawn of the only Jewish resident in a Maryland town. In 1954, when he was in charge of Senate security, he raced over to the House and wrestled the gun from one of the four Puerto Rican nationalists who shot round after round onto the House floor, wounding five congressmen. (You can still see the bullet hole in the table Republicans use to give speeches.)

    Amid the clippings in his scrapbook about his exploits catching “highwaymen” are pasted some poems. One about Irish mothers, one about the evils of whiskey. And several that allude to the fact that police officers can die at any moment and leave behind their families.

    So, on this Father’s Day, I’ll say what I should have said a long time ago: I’m proud of you, Dad.

    I know, I know.. Some Weigantians claim that they don't hate cops with varying degrees of credibility.....

    It's easy to say when cops do something heroic.. Deliver a baby in the back of a patrol unit.. Talk down a jumper.. Go up against an active shooter. Although in my day, the term hadn't been circulated.. It was the infamous "MAN WITH A GUN!!"

    But the TRUE test of supporting the police is when they do something controversial.. When they remove some scumbag from the gene pool and are attacked and demonized for it.

    THAT is the time that those who actually DO support the police should step up and be counted...

    Sadly, besides yours truly, Russ is the only one who comes close.. And even he has his moments of cop-hate...

    It's easy to back the cops when everyone else says they do also..

    It takes REAL character and integrity to back the cops when all your fellow political ideologues are attacking cops figuratively AND literally..

    That's when true support for LEOs shines thru...

    And, sadly, here in Weigantia, such support is hard to find...

  294. [294] 
    Michale wrote:

    http://sjfm.us/pics/nascar.jpg

    Introducing Jussie Smollet's big brother...

  295. [295] 
    Michale wrote:

    Missouri police stand guard as white people paint over Black Lives Matter mural with ‘blue line’

    Police in Missouri were seen blocking traffic for a group of white people who destroyed a Black Lives Matter mural.

    An image shared on social media shows four people who appear to be white painting over the words “Black Lives Matter” with what was called a “blue line.”
    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/missouri-police-stand-guard-as-white-people-paint-over-black-lives-matter-mural-with-blue-line/?fbclid=IwAR2aG569z8KqfxC_q2bAlftMEGv3hK8Ponk0kXD2X1XirGIBYiip0F-x4_U

    Good on them....

    Because it's painfully obvious to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together that black lives don't actually matter to black people..

  296. [296] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    A VERY small taste of what is going to happen if the Democrat Party is successful in abolishing the police..

    So now you believe the only reason that there was a death in the CHOP zone was because the police were not there to prevent it?

  297. [297] 
    Michale wrote:

    So now you believe the only reason that there was a death in the CHOP zone was because the police were not there to prevent it?

    It's obvious to anyone with more than 2 brain cells to rub together that police serve as a deterrent to crime...

    No police.. No deterrent..

    It's really simple..

    You disagree???

  298. [298] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    282

    And yet, you hang on my every word... :D

    Your every word? *laughs*

    Of the approximately 5% of your shit I actually read, you only have like 100 words in total that you repeat over and over like a dipshit on terminal loop. There's no reason to read the repetitive shit... seen a few comments of yours, you've basically seen them all. That's got to be so much easier than ever having to think.

    But I thank you for answering to assclown. It really does fit you and this worn out routine of yours.

  299. [299] 
    Michale wrote:

    Your every word? *laughs*

    Yep.. My every word.. Just as you have proven once again...

    :D

    PWNED...

    Rolled by her own Rick Roll

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  300. [300] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    104 Shot, 14 Killed In Chicago Weekend Violence; Other ‘Defund The Police’ Target Cities See Major Gun Crime Incidents

    Chicago saw a very violent Father’s Day weekend, with more than 100 people shot and at least 14 killed, including five children, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The number of shootings makes last weekend the most violent weekend of 2020 for the midwestern metropolis, but hardly its deadliest. The last weekend of May saw more than 20 people killed but only 85 people were shot.

    The youngest victim of the weekend’s violence was just three years old.

    “A 3-year-old boy was fatally wounded when someone opened fire at his father while they were driving in [Chicago’s Austin neighborhood],” the Sun-Times says. “The toddler, identified as Mekay James, was struck in the back about 6:25 p.m. when someone in a blue Honda pulled behind the black SUV the boy’s 27-year-old father was driving in the 600 block of North Central Avenue and fired several rounds, authorities said.”

    The police believe Mekay’s father was the intended target of the shooting.

    Four other minors were killed, including two teenage boys, who were shot in an alley on the city’s south side, and a teenage girl, who was shot in the neck while sitting in the front room of her home.

    In total, 12 minors were among the 104 people shot.
    dailywire.com/news/104-shot-14-killed-in-chicago-weekend-violence-other-defund-the-police-target-cities-see-major-gun-crime-incidents?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro

    I am somewhat surprised that you don't see the link between DEFUND/ABOLISH POLICE and the crime rate in cities that support it..

    http://sjfm.us/pics/fallujah.jpg

    Minneapolis... NOT Fallujah...

    The link is clear...

  301. [301] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @kick [280],

    michale is mostly right on that one, at least where i'm concerned. at the time i was basically conceding that UNLESS biden ran the table from south carolina to super tuesday, he'd be toast, and i'd be casting one of the seventeen trump votes in new york. as it happens, biden did just that, and here we are.

    JL

  302. [302] 
    James T Canuck wrote:

    "Joe Biden's ancestors were slave owners and fought for the Confederacy..."

    Because we all walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, I can see how you come to that conclusion, considering Drumpf's paternal grandfather was draft-dodging whorehouse owner driven from Canada for tax evasion.

    All things being equal, only a right-wingnut would bring up Biden's ancestry while knowing fuck-nothing about Trump's sleazy forebearers.

    LL&P....and spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam.

  303. [303] 
    Michale wrote:

    michale is mostly right on that one, at least where i'm concerned. at the time i was basically conceding that UNLESS biden ran the table from south carolina to super tuesday, he'd be toast, and i'd be casting one of the seventeen trump votes in new york. as it happens, biden did just that, and here we are.

    Thank you...

    Granted, my memory isn't what it used to be, but I do remember that things went down as I described...

    and i'd be casting one of the seventeen trump votes in new york.

    hehehehe Now THAT was funny!! :D

  304. [304] 
    Michale wrote:

    Because we all walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, I can see how you come to that conclusion, considering Drumpf's paternal grandfather was draft-dodging whorehouse owner driven from Canada for tax evasion.

    Thank YOU for proving my point, 'nuck..

    Republicans suffer the ills of their ancestors, according to ya'all..

    But for Democrats, it's perfectly acceptable to have slave owners and traitors as ancestors...

  305. [305] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hay MC..

    Wasn't it you who claimed that Google doesn't have a Left Wing bias??

    Big Brother, Google and the 'Enemies of Freedom'

    My fourth collection of columns is titled "The Media Matrix" and has the subtitle "What if everything you know is fake?" Lately, that subtitle seems prophetic and ubiquitous. As we watch Big Tech crush diversity of thought and promote one-sided radical disinformation, it seems that more and more people are recognizing that they live in an information bubble strictly controlled by a few billionaires and a handful of media outlets.

    Google and its brethren have become the de facto Ministry of Truth, which (as fans of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” already know) is in fact the Ministry of Lies and Propaganda. Due to congressional malfeasance, Google is the leviathan unleashed without any oversight on a world of unsuspecting information consumers, many of whom assume that what they read is reliable. In fact, it is filtered through a complex network of algorithms and policies that eliminate nuance and subtlety and substitute far-left talking points and distortions.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/22/big_brother_google_and_the_enemies_of_freedom_143502.html

    Once again, I always have the facts on my side.. And, in Weigantia, facts are god...

    "You can't win!! I have god on my side!!"
    -Max Von Sydow, NEEDFUL THINGS

  306. [306] 
    Michale wrote:

    As Orwell’s dystopian novel explains, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” Of course, in “Nineteen Eighty-Four” it is the monolithic Party that exercises unilateral control over thought, history and behavior. But in our modern world of “Twenty Twenty,” the government has been supplanted from the role of Big Brother by Google, the gatekeeper of all knowledge and the arbiter of all opinion.

    Google’s power, aided and abetted by the federal government, is not just derived from its virtual monopoly on search results, but also by its control of almost all Internet advertising through its AdSense program. Websites, therefore, have become dependent on Google for their continued existence, and if Google removes their revenue stream, they have no choice but to buckle under to the Mother Ship’s demands or to go under altogether. What’s worse is that Google is answerable to no one. It makes its own rules and there is no effective right of appeal.

    Last week, after being goaded by a branch of NBC, Google demonetized ZeroHedge and threatened to do the same to The Federalist because of the way they characterized Black Lives Matter, or maybe because they allowed unrestricted comment on their websites. (We don’t know for sure because when you are as powerful as Google, you don’t have to explain yourself.) The Federalist, one of the most important conservative opinion and news sites on the internet, removed its comment section altogether in order to appease the beast that is Google. ZeroHedge, another conservative outlet, has not been so lucky. It has been sent to digital Siberia, where one assumes the rations are limited to bread and water.

    On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation to restrict the ability of Internet platforms to censor such conservative voices, or for that matter any voices, with impunity. Hawley's bill, called the Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act, would require companies to undertake a “duty of good faith” in order to receive the liability protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. If they don’t maintain a neutral platform or if they exercise “selective enforcement of policies,” they wouldn’t qualify for protection from lawsuits.

    “For too long, Big Tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook have used their power to silence political speech from conservatives without any recourse for users,” Hawley said. “Congress should act to ensure bad actors are not given a free pass to censor and silence their opponents.”

    Once again.. Google's Left Wing bias is completely obvious to those who can take a step back and look at things logically and rationally....

  307. [307] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hawley is one of a handful of conservatives who understand what is at stake. Another is Tucker Carlson, who continues to risk his career on Fox News by speaking out against the powers that be. On Tuesday, Carlson was one of the first to call out Google for its latest assault on freedom of speech. Carlson, who in 2017 called Google “the most powerful company in the history of the world,” doubled down on the threat that Google posed to not just free speech but free thought:

    “Suddenly your opinions qualify as crimes. Dare to say what you think at work, and you will be fired in the middle of a recession. Write what you think online, and you will be silenced by the Big Tech companies. So, you keep your views to yourself. You have no choice. A lot of Americans are doing that right now. They're staying quiet. And of course, that's the point of censorship — to keep people isolated and alone to prevent a consensus from forming that challenges those in charge. If you're forced to shut up, they can do what they want to you and your country. That's why they do it.”

    As Carlson said in 2017, “To an unprecedented extent, Google controls reality.”

    That’s true, but Google is not alone. Facebook last week banned an ad placed by the Trump campaign because it included a red triangle as a reference to antifa, the leftist hate group that has fomented violence in many of our major cities. According to Facebook, the symbol is unacceptable not because it is used by a real modern hate group but because it was used 85 years ago by the Nazi Party in Germany.

    Let’s face it. Were it not for Facebook and its thought police, very few Americans would have ever known that the red triangle had been co-opted permanently by the Nazis, never to be mentioned again in polite society. Heaven help the unsuspecting third-grader who colors in his lesson on shapes by mistakenly using a red crayon on the triangle.

    But the mainstream media, social media and left-wing advocacy websites were ablaze on Thursday with a steady drumbeat of headlines that explicitly linked Trump’s name with Nazis.

    —“Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners,” said the Washington Post.

    —“Facebook removes Trump ads displaying symbol used by Nazis,” scolded the New York Times.

    —“Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads with symbol once used by Nazis,” we were told by Axios.

    —“Facebook takes down Trump ads featuring symbol identical to one Nazis used for concentration camp prisoners,” proclaimed CBS News.

    You get the idea: “Trump is a Nazi.”

    No? You think I’m exaggerating the effect of such headlines repeating the blatant distortion of Trump’s intent as if it were true? Facebook got the ball rolling, but when you throw in those misleading headlines and the 24/7 blare of CNN and MSNBC targeting Trump as a dangerous Nazi himself, you get the effect that Aldous Huxley described in his book “Enemies of Freedom,” later published as “Brave New World Revisited.”

    Exactly... The Left has a monopoly on the Media.. The very fact that President Trump is competitive at all in the polls says a LOT about how popular President Trump really is..

    It's easy to figure out.. Simply assume that all the polls are from Democrats and Left Wingers only..

    Once that is established, the fact that President Trump scores as high as he does is a major testament to President Trump's REAL popularity...

    Again, once things are looked at in a cold objective manner, reality reveals itself..

  308. [308] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    300

    michale is mostly right on that one, at least where i'm concerned. at the time i was basically conceding that UNLESS biden ran the table from south carolina to super tuesday, he'd be toast, and i'd be casting one of the seventeen trump votes in new york. as it happens, biden did just that, and here we are.

    Well, okay, but isn't that very different from Mike's prediction on Super Tuesday wherein he stated that Bernie would actually win Super Tuesday and be unstoppable and that Biden's campaign would effectively be over? Mike says that you, EM, and CW all agreed with his prediction that Bernie would be unstoppable after Super Tuesday:

    Today will, once and for all, puncture the Biden/Electability myth..

    Bernie will be unstoppable after today..

    THEN, the fun and excitement will be in watching the DNC try to stop Bernie and how it will utterly tear apart the Democrat Party.. :D

    He made that statement when I told EM I had crunched the numbers and Biden was well on his way to winning the Democratic nomination.

    So you're saying now that you agreed with Mike's prediction that Bernie would win on Super Tuesday and be unstoppable? Because I remember it very differently, and I have receipts:

    [19] nypoet22 wrote:

    @cw,

    as disappointing as the first two primaries were, i don't think it's fair to count biden out yet. there are still millions of people in this country who want him to be the next president, yet in spite of how well he polls people have been counting him out since june.

    JL

    [Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 14:39 UTC]

    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2020/02/20/a-las-vegas-boxing-match-of-a-debate/#comment-153995

    That doesn't sound like you agreeing with Mike that Bernie would be unstoppable on/after Super Tuesday.

  309. [309] 
    Michale wrote:

    One of the most important of those enemies was propaganda, and in a 1958 interview with Mike Wallace of CBS fame, Huxley laid out the case for how our freedom could be endangered by the mass media. The author of “Brave New World” proposed that the time might come when "television … is always saying the same things the whole time; it's always driving along. It's not creating a wide front of distraction. It's creating a one-pointed 'drumming in' of a single idea all the time." He called this an "immensely powerful" tool of propaganda.

    It’s also the birth of what Donald Trump came to call “Fake News,” and which, in an echo of Huxley, the president has characterized as the “Enemy of the People.”

    More and more, mainstream media players like the New York Times, CNN and NBC are working hand in hand with the social media giants to push an agenda rather than to report the news. Moreover, with Google’s economic clout, they can crush their opposition. That makes them the American version of the Chinese Communist Party or the equivalent of the all-powerful Party in “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Bow to them or you will be silenced. To paraphrase Orwell, “Whatever Google holds to be the truth, is truth.”

    If that doesn’t worry you, then the country is already lost.

    Yea, once upon a time, it was the Democrats who were worried about personal privacy and the surveillance state...

    Now, it's embraced whole heartedly by the Democrat Party, as long as it's President Trump and his supporters who remain in the cross-hairs..

    But in the time before President Trump was when the Democrat Party jumped in with both feet in the surveillance state..

    As a matter of fact, I think it was CW who awarded Odumbo for the biggest lie of the year..

    NOT Odumbo's huge lie about keeping your doctor, keeping your healthcare plan..

    No... According to the Grand Poobah hisself, Odumbo's biggest lie of 2011?? 2012???

    "I welcome the debate on domestic surveillance"
    -Odumbo's Biggest Lie

    And that is how the Democrat Party lost it's way and fully embraced deep state surveillance.. The infiltration and surveillance of the Trump Campaign by Odumbo and his minions is simply the one example amongst many..

  310. [310] 
    Michale wrote:

    That doesn't sound like you agreeing with Mike that Bernie would be unstoppable on/after Super Tuesday.

    It is.. You heard it from JL himself..

    Accept that you lost ANOTHER argument...

  311. [311] 
    Michale wrote:

    END OF WATCH

    Police Officer Michael Lee
    Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police
    End of Watch: Friday, June 19, 2020

    And Remind The Few...
    When Ill Of Us They Speak...
    That We Are All That Stands Between...
    The Monsters And The Weak...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13839e8d10b9303c8d9aee50576e15b15f4844be91d15073a21097a85b780c50.jpg

  312. [312] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @kick,
    That reads like it was before New Hampshire. I'm guessing my conditional concession was between NH and NV, but you're a much better researcher than i.
    JL

  313. [313] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yunno.. I probably shouldn't be telling ya'all this..

    But there is one sure way to cut the coming gloating by as much as 2/3rds after the Nov Election...

    Simply start every comment directed at me with:

    "Well, Michale, you COULD be right... But consider this.."

    blaaa blaaa blaaa blaaaa....

    It's ya'all's recalcitrance in conceding the facts and the fact that ya'all MIGHT be wrong which is the source of 70% of my gloating...

    It's how I am capable of bitch-slapping ya'all so much..

    Because ya'all (NEN) never concede that you COULD be wrong and I COULD be right...

    So, of course, when facts and reality PROVE that I am factually accurate and ya'all are completely and utterly WRONG, of course I am going to rub your faces in it..

    Again and Again and Again and Again...

    Just a thought that might make your visit to Weigantia much more pleasant one.....

    :D

  314. [314] 
    Michale wrote:

    That reads like it was before New Hampshire. I'm guessing my conditional concession was between NH and NV, but you're a much better researcher than i.

    I have noticed that to.. It's like she has all her Michale research cross-indexed and tab'ed along with her background checks and oppo research on me... :D

    I am kinda flattered, in an eerie STALKER kind of way, that she is into me so much...

    And then she tries to claim she only reads 5% of what I post.. :D :chortle: :chortle:

  315. [315] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    OR maybe kick has a really good memory and google ninja skills.

  316. [316] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    i hate to get in the middle of your love-fest... or is that love to get in the middle of your hate-fest. i can barely keep my own two sons' names straight, so i'll leave it to you two to figure out who's right, wrong or stalkilicious.

  317. [317] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    302

    Granted, my memory isn't what it used to be, but I do remember that things went down as I described...

    How so? You said that JL, EM, and CW all agreed with your prediction I had quoted:

    [51] Michale wrote:

    . Joe is in great shape and right now (barring any unforeseen major event), on track to win the Democratic nomination.

    BBBWWAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Thanx.. I needed that laugh.. :D Vain attempt to suck up...

    Biden's **ONLY** advantage is the black American vote..

    And THAT is waning for Democrats in and of itself by the 10s of millions..

    Today will, once and for all, puncture the Biden/Electability myth..

    Bernie will be unstoppable after today..

    THEN, the fun and excitement will be in watching the DNC try to stop Bernie and how it will utterly tear apart the Democrat Party.. :D

    [Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 09:05 UTC]

    I know EM didn't agree with your prediction that Super Tuesday would "puncture the Biden/Electability myth" and that "Bernie will be unstoppable after today.." I'm also not seeing how JL and CW agreed with you that Bernie would be unstoppable after Super Tuesday.

    JL saying that Biden would lose the nomination unless he won on Super Tuesday isn't the same thing as JL agreeing with you that Biden would be eliminated on Super Tuesday because Bernie would be unstoppable. Do I need to explain "unstoppable"? Just let me know.

    JL is correct. I have an excellent memory because it was trained over decades to be that way, and I have kick-ass research skills... also trained.

    Mike, you're just silly. :)

  318. [318] 
    Michale wrote:

    I know EM didn't agree with your prediction that

    Yea, just like you "knew" JL didn't agree with me..

    This is exactly what I am talking about..

    You can't ever admit when yer wrong, even when everyone else tells you that you are..

    decades to be that way, and I have kick-ass research skills...

    And I am in your head so much, you use them constantly on me..

    Hardly someone who only reads 5% of what I post.. :D

    But, once again, you lost.. I won.. Just like your Rick Roll bone head play..

    That's why gloating is so much fun with you.. :D

    You were wrong.. I was right..

    And so ends another day in Weigantia.. :D

  319. [319] 
    Michale wrote:

    As usual, it's been real and it's been fun..

    Gonna call it a day..

    Finishing up Season 1 of THE AMERICANS and then hittin' the sack..

    Ni Ni all.. :D

  320. [320] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Michale,

    I am somewhat surprised that you don't see the link between DEFUND/ABOLISH POLICE and the crime rate in cities that support it..

    Who said I did not see that link? It makes perfect sense for the cities with the highest crime rates to look at ways to defund the police to help the police to focus more of their time where it is most needed and to take away responsibilities that the police were never meant to handle!

    Calls for service dealing with mental health problems, drug use, and civil disputes could be handled by mental health professionals and counselors instead of law enforcement. It’s long past time for us to decriminalize drug use. And “suicide by cop” doesn’t happen when no cops show up, but health care providers handle the calls. Why are you pushing for the police to handle these types of calls?

  321. [321] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Russ,

    Are you saying that the police shouldn't be the ones to respond to calls related to domestic violence?

  322. [322] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    311

    That reads like it was before New Hampshire. I'm guessing my conditional concession was between NH and NV, but you're a much better researcher than i.

    Nothing more to research, JL. Your statement I quoted above from February 20 about not counting Biden out and the first two primaries being disappointing was after New Hampshire. The first two are Iowa (stupid caucus) and New Hampshire (primary). So your "not counting Biden out" statement was made after New Hampshire and before Nevada. I believe the general consensus at the time was that Bernie was going to win Nevada (stupid caucus) but Biden needed to have a good showing and then kick ass in South Carolina.

    So maybe you actually said both of those things after New Hampshire, but I do know for a fact that you said not to count Biden out, and the Nevada stupid causes were held two days later with Biden holding his own... then South Carolina and Super Tuesday happened in rapid succession.

    So to recap: For you, EM, and CW to have all agreed with Mike's prediction, that would have meant that each of you agreed that Bernie would win on Super Tuesday and effectively knock Biden out of the race. I know that you all didn't agree with that.

    Maybe you said both. I know you said not to count Biden out before Nevada, and it wouldn't have made sense to count him out after Nevada. :)

  323. [323] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    312

    Because ya'all (NEN) never concede that you COULD be wrong and I COULD be right...

    Do you need heads or tails explained to you?

    If it ain't heads it's tails. If you are correct then the other person is wrong. It's built in. :)

  324. [324] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    314

    I have noticed that to.. It's like she has all her Michale research cross-indexed and tab'ed along with her background checks and oppo research on me... :D

    Nope. *laughs*

    I am kinda flattered, in an eerie STALKER kind of way, that she is into me so much...

    Enjoy your delusion... you will anyway. :)

  325. [325] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    315

    OR maybe kick has a really good memory and google ninja skills.

    Ding, ding, ding! :)

  326. [326] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    316

    Conclusion: You likely said both. :)

  327. [327] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It is likely that I posted here something to the effect of "If Biden isn't the Democratic nominee, then Trump will be re-elected."

    Because, if I said that once in the last couple or three years, then I have said it more than a million times!

    Of course, that would have been pre-Pandemic I, symptoms or no symptoms, and pre-everything else since. But, I still fervently believe it to be true.

  328. [328] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    318

    You can't ever admit when yer wrong, even when everyone else tells you that you are..

    All three of them did not agree with your prediction that Biden was toast on Super Tuesday. That is just utter asinine bullshit. I already proved that JL said not to give up on Biden after New Hampshire. I still don't agree that he agreed Biden was toast on Super Tuesday, and I know for damn sure that all three of them didn't agree with that shitty prediction.

    Bottom line: Biden wasn't toast, and you get to vote for him because your prediction was wrong.

    And I am in your head so much, you use them constantly on me..

    Nope. People fact checking the bullshit you make up about them and the cut-and-paste entire articles full of conspiracy theory bullshit you post from the right-wing rags does not constitute you being in anyone's head. You do understand political debate, right? Sheeeeesh.

    Hardly someone who only reads 5% of what I post.. :D

    Do you not understand the fact that you are so repetitive with your routine that all anyone who's seen it need do is read 2-3 words of a "paragraph" (you don't post in paragraphs) to get the gist of the seemingly cut-and-paste repetitive lines?

    So to recap: Your infinite spew is terminally repetitive. It's like "Name That Tune" where they play three notes and the contestant knows the song. There's quite simply no need whatsoever to read entire sentences of yours when they're the same words repeated over and over like a dog with a 50-word vocabulary. Therefore, anyone with any memory skills (that would be me) needs only to read 5-10% of the repeated superfluous blather. The entire articles lifted from right-wing rags -- the spam, spam, spam, spam -- is easily scrolled past. Seen one dumb article about "black Americans" or the killing du jour... seen them all.

    That's why gloating is so much fun with you.. :D

    I realize you're quite proud of your assclownery, assclown; I just don't think you realize what a waste of time it is with me. Your shit is so rote and repetitive that you effectively render yourself meaningless unless you post something/anything that isn't the usual repetitive shit on permanent loop.

    And so ends another day in Weigantia.. :D

    Same shit different day.

  329. [329] 
    Kick wrote:

    EM
    327

    It is likely that I posted here something to the effect of "If Biden isn't the Democratic nominee, then Trump will be re-elected."

    You damn sure never agreed with Mike's prediction that Bernie was going to be unstoppable after Super Tuesday and Biden would be toast... nor did CW.

  330. [330] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Yes, I damn sure never did!

  331. [331] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Is there a new column up, yet?

  332. [332] 
    Kick wrote:

    EM
    330

    Yes, I damn sure never did!

    Exactly what I said!

  333. [333] 
    Kick wrote:

    EM
    331

    Is there a new column up, yet?

    Yes, and it was posted at the exact same time you asked. :)

  334. [334] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @kick [326]

    agreed.

  335. [335] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Yes, and it was posted at the exact same time you asked. :)

    Mere coincidence? I think not. Heh.

  336. [336] 
    Kick wrote:

    EM
    335

    Exactly what I was thinking. :)

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