May 24, 2020

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (5/24/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“This is insanity, and at some point we are going to look back in shame as we consider it. Politicians will always seize the maximum amount of power, they can. That’s why they went into politics in the first place. The question for us is: ‘Why are the rest of us allowing this to happen?'Tucker Carlson


Quote II


“We have to keep safe, but if you’re going to wear [a mask], you might as well wear it in style. You want to look good in it.” Yosel Tiefenbrun


Quote III

“VP Biden’s statement today represents the, arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him. This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets." Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television & RLJ Companies


Quote IV

“I’m not being sarcastic, and I know your concern is genuine and well-intentioned. That said, a crocheted mask is about as effective as a balsa wood battleship.”James Woods

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Gun Thread: Memorial Day Weekend Edition! [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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It's Memorial Day Weekend, traditionally the start of summer with parades, backyard barbecues and long lazy days. How this Memorial Day is celebrated in the Age of Stupidity and "social distancing" remains to be seen, but all too often the real meaning of the holiday is overlooked. It's a day to remember and honor those who have given their lives in military service to our Nation. It's a debt we carry which can never be repaid, but each of us can take the time to reflect upon, and be thankful for, the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice and make certain we are in some way worthy of their precious gift to us.

And with that said, let's get to the gun stuff, shall we?

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Food Thread: Skinless Or Natural Casing...The New Crossbow vs. Longbow

—CBD

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That's the highlight of the menu for today's attempt at subverting governor Murphy's fascist diktats. Oh, there will be ribs and fried chicken too, but a good natural casing hot dog cooked on the grill is pretty hard to beat.

Except...I like the skinless ones too, so I was torn...standing in my local butcher shop trying to decide which to get. The butcher upsold me while I was thinking...sauerkraut and baked beans. Two more minutes and he could have sold me a selection of mustards, but I decided before the bill hit triple digits.

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First-World Problems...Part Dziewięć

—CBD

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY HUMMINGBIRDS IN MY YARD!

Well, I saw one last fall, but for some cruel reason, probably related to AGW and radiation from power lines and cell towers (that dastardly 5G strikes again!) and the global Jewish conspiracy, they are few and far between.

Yes, it is a tough life, and I see no relief on the horizon.

By the way, anyone know how they taste? I guess you use #12 shot, and probably nothing bigger than a 20 gauge.

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The NYT Continues Its Hysterical Anti-American Agitation, With An Obscene Front Page List Of Wuhan Flu Deaths

—CBD

It's another grim milestone! Of course they don't do this for any other "pandemic," like malaria or Muslim terrorism or all of the other things that kill people at a rate several orders of magnitude greater than Sino-Lung-Rot. How about obesity, courtesy of the geniuses in the federal government who figured, "What the hell...let's change America's diet to a really bad one, based on nothing at all."

What's the body count for that little mistake? One million excess deaths? Five million?

Or the really big one, the holy grail of progressivism, their sacrament...abortion.

How many dead from that leftist savagery? 60,000,000?

The purpose of this horrid and manipulative front page is simple...to sow fear in the hearts of Americans, and make them question whether the federal government is doing anything to help. And the motivation is even simpler; the defeat of President Donald Trump in the presidential election of 2020.

The NYT WANTS America to be afraid. They WANT America to cower in our homes and continue the destruction of Trump's vibrant economy, courtesy of insane, capricious and probably corrupt rules governing who can and who cannot conduct business.

And they don't care that real Americans (unlike the frauds on their editorial board) are being injured, that the real work America has done over the last four years to pull itself out of the morass of government regulation and over-taxation is being destroyed.

Perhaps the legacy media will crumble into dust as a result of the very policies that they embrace. That would be a fitting send-off for a portion of the economy that has been disastrous for America.

That's one business whose failure we should applaud.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-24-2020

—OregonMuse

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National Library of Ireland, Dublin

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules), the low-lifes, shady characters, "funny uncles", and the rest of you ne'er-do-wells. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants which may be from some "take your daughter to work" event in DC.



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It's not just full of blarney:

The National Library of Ireland was established by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877, which provided that the bulk of the collections in the possession of the Royal Dublin Society, should be vested in the then Department of Science and Art for the benefit of the public and of the Society,

The mission of the Library is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

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EMT 05/24/20

—krakatoa

Happy Sunday!

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (5/23/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Saturday Night Joke

A very useful guide to applications of common tools – you may want to review frequently:

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh shit!'

DROP SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting on fire various flammable objects in your shop. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

ADJUSTABLE WRENCH: aka "Another hammer", aka "the Swedish Nut Lathe", aka "Crescent Wrench". Commonly used as a one size fits all wrench, usually results in rounding off nut heads before the use of pliers. Will randomly adjust size between bolts, resulting in busted knuckles, curse words, and multiple threats to any inanimate objects within the immediate vicinity.

SON OF A BITCH TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'SON OF A BITCH!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
H/T Cousin Chuck

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The Occasional Fishing Thread, Circle of Life Edition [Bandersnatch]

—Open Blogger

Welcome Piscators and Piscatrixes, Nimrods and Nimrettes, and Rough Riders of all genders to the current installment of the occasional fishing and hunting and other wholesome outdoorsness thread, It’s All Connected Edition.

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One of the joys of the outdoors is its invitation to Nerddom, or the way it invites compulsive or spectrum types to explore increasingly expanding circles of knowledge. You start with the simplest question – where should I fish? Well, the fish are where the bait is. Why is the bait there? Well, if you’re a freshwater guy, it depends on whether it’s a freestone creek (water tumbles down hillsides) or a spring creek (water upwells through limestone) and the different chemistries of those waters. Then you can branch out into bug biology or geology and each of those will lead you somewhere fresh and new.

Like that pretty little feller up top. Mayflies are of the order Ephemeroptera because they are ephemeral. They get born under rocks in a stream and live 364 days as nasty little crawlies who get eaten by trout whenever they come out from under the rocks. Then they moult as butterflies do and struggle out of their bug shells at the surface and emerge as pretty, delicate, flying creatures. They fly around pretty for one day and have all the bug sex they’re ever going to have and die. Insert your own metaphor.

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Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-23-2020

—OregonMuse

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GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)


We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (234)

Goal: White to force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Clear out the e-file


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back from whatever you're doing and enjoy the world of animals.


Please leave current events at the door. Thanks.

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Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread 5/23/20 [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Hi, everybody! Above, a flag at sunrise from Larro, in honor of the Memorial Day Weekend. Below, the first Gaillaria of the season from 40 miles north.

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Risky Business [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Could you have guessed last year that
this year cutting hair would be risky business?

Have you noticed a few changes in recent days in the ways that people are assessing risk? Have you noticed more emphasis on risks generated by lockdowns just in the past, say, couple of days?

Maggie's Farm has been featuring a number of posts and links recently which are related to risks people face at this time and assessments of risk vs. safety more generally. Some of these include ideas from Mike Rowe. For a while now, since way before The Virus, Mike Rowe has been kicking around the idea of "Safety Third". A little more on that later. I think this video about putting safety first during the time of the Chinese Virus is fascinating:

We can be a safety first country, but only for very, very, very short periods of time. And then we're reminded that the chief goal of living is not merely to stay alive.

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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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EMT 05/23/20

—krakatoa

Are we all dead of the Wu flu yet?

I don't feel dead, but I guess I won't know for sure until Joe Biden weighs in on the subject.

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How To Succeed At ONTing Without Really Trying

—WeirdDave

Guys, I found out today why we're in this mess:

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Silliness aside, lets see what's on the docket tonight.

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Oh My: Sundown Joe Announces "I'm Ready to Beat Joe Biden"

—Ace

You're kidding me.

This is why the media is claiming that the murderous incompetent Andrew Cuomo is a national hero -- they know Joe Biden will not make it to the election.

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Kamala Harris Tries to Get Granpa Sexknuckles' Attention With Yet Another #Woke Politics Stunt

—Ace

And that little Karen was me.

Kamala Harris is running hard to be the Democrat VP, and by running hard to be the Democrat VP, I mean pushing frivolous Identity Politics gambits to please the Democrats' real constituency, Twitter.

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a resolution last week calling on the Senate to condemn the term "Wuhan virus" as racist.

The resolution, introduced May 14, describes the terms "Chinese Virus," "Wuhan Virus," and "Kung-flu" as "anti-Asian terminology and rhetoric” that “have perpetuated anti-Asian stigma." The resolution on the Senate to condemn "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID–19," including "all manifestations or expressions of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Asian sentiment, scapegoating, and ethnic or religious intolerance."

This is a perfect example of what they complain about on Morning Rising: China needs to be punished for unleashing this plague on the world, and hiding it, and buying all the world's PPE while it hid it, and threatening to unleash more coronavirus on the world.

Furthermore, the current state in which China makes all of the US's medicines (all of the generics, and all of the base medicines from which more advanced non-generics are made) cannot be allowed to continue. The US manufacturing capacity for core, essential goods must be brought home.

But that would mean upsetting the main money funding the Democrat Party, which is the main money funding the Republican Party, too: transnational megacorporations and the China Lobby.

So instead of talking about anything real, anything that actually matters, Democrats just flood the ether with constant frivolous Identity Politics non-proposals.

Instead of discussing the effect that 30+ years of a complete national surrender to the China Lobby's interests have done to American national security, American health security, and the wages and life outcomes of the American middle and working classes, instead we get more fucking censorship and speech-patrolling and Identity Politics poison.

And the GOP Establishment is more than happy to fritter away its time fencing with Kamala Harris on this point, because that spares them the need to discuss China, too.

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Appellate Court Lawyer: Of All The Options the DC Court of Appeals Could Have Chosen in the Emmet Sullivan Matter, It Chose "The Most Extreme, Rare, and Drastic" of Them

—Ace

Yesterday I wondered if it was a big deal that the DC Court of Appeals -- Emmet Sullivan's overseeing judges -- had issued the order to Sullivan to personally explain himself to them.

As a Twitter thread from an appellate court laywer found by John Sexton explains: Yes, it's a huge deal.

Most of the thread is below, but here are the main points:

1. The appellate court could have just dismissed this motion out of hand, which they do most of the time. (As I noted, when you're dealing with a jailhouse lawyer's frivolous filings, it's only a matter of time before he cries prejudice and demands a new judge.)

They did not do this, obviously. They're taking this seriously. That fact means that this motion has already cleared a "huge hurdle" -- the appellate court accepts that this is serious matter requring their attention and not just a desperate last-chance gamble.

2. They could have politely "invited" Sullivan to file a reply with the court. Which is friendly and collegial.

They did not. They "ordered" him to. Which is unfreindly and reminds Sullivan who the ranking officers are here.

3. They could have asked an amicus -- a friend of the court; a respected lawyer or judge or legal commentator -- to file a reply on Sullivan's behalf and thereby spare him the indignity of having to, effectively, defend himself and act as his own lawyer.

They did not do that. They insisted that Sullivan himself reply.

This all seems like good news.

The three judges on this panel were appointed by Reagan, Obama, and Trump.

I assume the Obama appointee is a loss -- this case, after all, is about the misbehavior of Obama's ministers and minions.

The Reagan appointee, I don't know. People always think that Reagan appointees must be conservative, but that's not true at all. Emmet Sullivan was a Reagan appointee, originally. This was back when there was no Federalist Society, and when, frankly, liberal Bushites were running most of the government anyway. So this one could go either way.

The Trump appointee, Rao, I assume is good draw for us.

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Michigan Judge Rebukes Transexual Governor "Gretchen" Whitmer and "Her" Fascist AG, Telling Them the Barber Has the Right to Remain Open

—Ace

Update: You don't say, Genius?

Stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing “irreparable damage” if imposed for too long, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday.

“I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,” Fauci said during an interview with CNBC’s Meg Tirrell on “Halftime Report.”

He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because Covid-19 cases were exploding then. “But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal.”

Are you fucking kidding me right now.


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The judge refused to grant the AG's motion to force the closure of the barber shop, which means he's free to continue trimming hair.

Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun had argued in an affidavit that Manke's shop was a threat to public health, but Stewart said not enough evidence was shown to prove that.

"The attorney general has not presented any studies underlying the doctor's conclusion,” Stewart wrote in his opinion. "The attorney general has not shown any nexus between the cutting of hair and an increased risk of transmission. The attorney general's filings rest more on general facts about COVID-19 than specific practices or conditions at Manke's business."

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Nessel [the fascist AG] personally attacked Manke last week, questioning his motives for wanting to open his barbershop.

"Mr. Manke, he's not a hero to me," Nessel said. "He's not a patriot. A patriot is a person that fights all enemies, foreign and domestic, and does everything possible to protect his fellow countrymen and countrywomen. And, to me, Mr. Manke is doing just the opposite of that, and he's being selfish in his behavior in that what he's doing is allowing the virus to spread."

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"The government is not my mother," the barber said to hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters in front of the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing last week. "Never has been. I've been in business longer than they've been alive."

Clips of those statements at the link.

Freedom is on the bloom in Ohio as well -- there, a judge has blocked the fascist Republican DeWine's Nazi health minister from shutting down all gyms, even as she claims "absolute authority" to do so based on a 1908 edict scribbled down during a panic over tuberculosis.

In a scathing nine-page decision, Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene A. Lucci excoriated Acton and her health department for exceeding their authority, saying the director "has no statutory authority to close all businesses, including the plaintiffs' gyms." Acton, the judge said, "has acted in an impermissibly arbitrary, and oppressive manner and without any procedural safeguards."

Judge Lucci went on to say that fundamental liberties--the right to own and use property and earn a living--are at stake in this case. Acton has "criminalized lawful businesses, imposing strict liability for violations, including severe criminal, civil, and equitable penalties," the judge opined, noting that "some of the plaintiffs' businesses will not survive the lockdown of two or more months."

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Members of the Ohio legislature have been up in arms in recent weeks, calling for Acton to be stripped of her unchecked power--and rightly so, as Ohioans continue to suffer under the weight of the lockdown orders, which have devastated families, business owners, and the state's economy. Ohio has nearly a million jobs in the last two months.

A measure currently under consideration in the Ohio Senate (and already passed by the House) would limit Acton’s shutdown orders to 14 days and require her to consult a joint legislative commission if she wishes to extend such an order.

Ohio Governor DeWine, heady with power, has vowed to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.

Judge Lucci seemed to disagree, saying that if he failed to issue an injunction, "There would be a diminishment of public morale, and a feeling that one unelected individual could exercise such unfettered power to force everyone to obey impermissibly oppressive, vague, arbitrary and unreasonable rules that the director devised and revised, and modified and reversed, whenever and as she pleases, without any legislative guidance."


"The public would be left with feelings that their government is not accountable to them," Lucci warned.

Oh, would they?

What a crazy feeling. Only crazy people would feel such crazy feelings.

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Is This Something?

—Ace

The new trailer for Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which, as the palindronomic name is intended to suggest, is about spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.

I really don't understand how this is supposed to work -- I don't mean the technobabble explanation, I mean, I don't understand what this is meant to accomplish --but I guess they're keeping that a mystery.

It might seem strange to be talking about a movie. Do they even release movies anymore?

Well, that's the whole question -- one which Tenet may or may not answer.

Supposedly Tenet will be released -- in theaters -- July 17, and Warner Bros. is preparing to do just that.

But they might not. Warner Bros. wants to see at least 80% of theaters open by that date.

And if 80% of the theaters aren't open by then, Tenet will join many other movies in delaying its release until Christmas or later.

Here’s what we know at this time: solid sources hear that Warner Bros needs at least 80% of the world’s theaters to be open, including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (which rep 25% of a pic’s opening weekend), in order to keep Tenet on its original release date.

If such signs don’t appear positive in the next three weeks or sooner, Tenet moves.

In fact, this won't just be about whether Tenet opens -- Hollywood sees Tenet as a test case. If Tenet can open and make money, then maybe they'll try releasing more movies this summer.

If not, they shut down and won't try again until... Christmas.

Well they say Christmas, but I imagine they mean Thanksgiving.

From the Washington Post (no link for propaganda organs):

The studio is pressing ahead with release plans for "Tenet," the mysterious and much-anticipated new movie from "Inception" director and proven moneymaker Christopher Nolan. Executives are making plans to open the movie widely across the United States as scheduled on July 17 amid the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. They're going through all the paces of a big summer release despite many reasons a successful rollout may not be remotely possible.

At stake, say entertainment players and analysts, is nothing short of the nation's preeminent form of public entertainment.

"If 'Tenet' doesn’t come out or doesn't succeed, every other company goes home,” said a marketing executive from a rival studio who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. "It’s no movies until Christmas."

Honestly, going without new movies, which are almost all complete shit, is at the very bottom of my list of covid complaints.

Here's a legit question, and not just one of those stupid questions they ask on the internet to increase engagement:

Assuming you want to see this movie, or any movie -- maybe Wonder Woman 84 -- would you go to a theater if they were open in July/August, or would you say, "Not worth the risk, not worth the hassle, I'll wait 3-6 months for PPV"?

Even assuming that we're less worried about strangers breathing near us by July 17 -- I think my general feeling of being skeeved out by people has been permanently increased. I never loved being in close proximity to strangers. And even if I'm not consciously worried about covid, I'm going to see strangers as bags of hot breath, sweat, and disease.

Do I want to sit in chairs that other people have just been farting into for two hours? Nah.

Of all the things I'd like to do when we reopen, going to a physical theater is very low on my list. It's not on my list at all. I think I'm done with physical theaters, virus or no virus.

I would like to see Tenet, but I think I'll take a pass on the theatrical exibition.

And if that hurts Hollywood, well, I'll just have to live with that pain.

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Mississippi Church That Resisted Orders to Shut Down Burns Down/Explodes;
Trump Orders Governors to Treat Religious Services as "Essential Services"

—Ace

Is this an inside job or a false flag? Or is the left dropping all masks?

The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in Mississippi burned down early Wednesday morning. The congregation had been in a legal battle to continue holding services despite the novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown orders.

The building went up in flames between 2-4 a.m. Investigators said the church was spray-painted with graffiti before an explosion blew out the front of the building, according to Fox 13. Maj. Kelly McMillian of the Marshall Count Sheriff’s Department confirmed the fire to be a criminal act of arson.

Thomas More Society senior counsel and lawyer for the church, Stephen Crampton, spoke with Fox News about the fire and said the perpetrators spray-painted a message that read, "I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits."

"We're in a time where I don't think it's any secret that there's a growing hostility toward churches, across the board," Crampton said. "And now, here are churches like First Pentecostal that are sort of stirring up the waters by being outspoken and somewhat firm about seeking to protect their Constitutional rights."

Tim Pool covered this story, and suggested caution, which I think is appropriate. He doesn't like the fact that the arsonist left a graffiti message letting everyone know his motive was political. We've seen that sort of thing in false flag cases -- the hoaxer wants to make sure you "get it."

Also, he doesn't like the misspelling of "hypokrit." I think his idea is that this is an attempt to mislead the cops into thinking the arsonist is illiterate, when he's not.

But I see it as equally if not more likely that he is illiterate.

Also, I'd point out that while there was that one case of a false flag church burning, most of these hoax cases involve graffiti and criminal mischief, not stuff as serious as arson. Hate crime hoaxers tend to commit "hate crimes" -- graffiti, fake nooses, and fake scarf-grabbings -- and not real crimes, like arson or arson by explosive.

Anyway, I agree with Pool that people should be suspicious about the breadcrumb trail being left on the ground for us here, but I wouldn't ignore the possibility that this is exactly what it looks like: an attack on a church by some crazed leftwing atheist Karens.

(Are there any other kind?)

Meanwhile -- and maybe relatedly -- Trump decrees that church services are "essential services" and tells governors to allow churches to resume operations, or he'll overrule them.

I'm not sure how that works, but then, I also don't know how governors decided that they can suspend the Bill of Rights on a whim. And while governors were doing that, all the media attention, and all the NeverTrump attention, was on Trump's claim that he had "total authority" to reopen the country.

They continue ignoring actual, current, real fascist actions committed by the Democrats they support in order to focus laser-like on hypothetical possible future actions of Trump.

I would note that Presidents have, in the past, used the US Marshall service as well as the National Guard to guarantee civil rights.

When schools in the south refused to permit black students to enter, in defiance of a court order, the US Marshalls were sent in to enforce the order.

There will be few judges willing to agree that leftwing governors have the right to shut down a liberty explicitly protected by the Constitution while allowing gay swinger glory hole clubs to offer.

So yeah, that's how it will happen: A judge's order, followed by the US Marshalls and maybe the fucking National Guard.

So if New York, New Jersey, Michigan, etc., want to take their chances with the National Guard surrounding and protecting chuches -- make my fucking day.

Let's get it on.

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Virginia City That Voted For Obama Twice, and McAuliffe, and Governor Mammy Blackface, Ejects All Democrats from City Council and Installs All-Republican Council In Its Place

—Ace

And Democrats came out in greater numbers to vote than they did four years ago.

But Republicans came out greaterer.

Three Democratic members of the Staunton, Virginia, city council were ousted by Republicans on Tuesday despite receiving more votes than they did four years ago.

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Local outlet Augusta Free Press reporter Chris Graham called the results "stunning almost beyond words."

"Democrats got their voters out better than they have in a May cycle in years," Graham wrote. "Republicans got turnout more akin to, not quite a presidential year, but approaching gubernatorial."

Graham cited gun control legislation in the state as well as COVID-19 lockdowns as key turnout drivers for Republicans in the city.

...

Nearby Wayesboro also put two conservatives, Lana Williams and Bruce Allen, on their city council to "give conservatives a working majority," Graham reported.


Posted by Ace at 02:09 PM Comments

Felonious Fingers Biden: If You're Black But Can't Decide Between Me and Trump, Then You're Not Black

—Ace

Blacks need to get in line and do what their White Liberal Savoirs tell them to do.

Update: Bablyon Bee: Biden: "If you don't let me sniff your hair, you ain't a woman"

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a recent interview with a female representative of the segment of the human species identifying as female, Biden made a strong case for why all women everywhere should vote for him without question, or at least let him sniff their hair.


"Look, the thing, you know what it is," Biden said. "The womenfolk know what's at stake in this election. It's hairy simple. Just let me vote on you, or you vote for me, the vote, b-b-b-blond applesauce baloney. Simple choice. If you don't let me smell your hair, you ain't a woman!" Biden then sat back in his chair with a smile, having "totally nailed" another interview.

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Posted by Ace at 01:03 PM Comments

Could You Have Picked Up a Resistance to Covid... Without Having Ever Been Infected with Covid?

—Ace

A new paper suggests that 40-60% of the population already has T-cells which are activated to defend against covid, even though they've never actually encountered covid-19, because covid-19 is so similar to other coronaviruses.

To explain this on a fairly technical level which might lose some readers:

T-cells identify viruses by the little doodads sticking out of their bulbous bits, and I think the ideas is that these other coronaviruses have doodads which are not exactly like covid's but which are close enough to covid's that T-cells know to treat it as enemy (and block those doodads so they can't jimmy their way into healthy cells).

But you know, I'm speculating in a hopeful direction rather than in an apocalyptic, we-must-weld-ourselves-inside-apartments-or-we'll-all-die direction, therefore my speculation should be banned on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and will not be treated as Real Science by the Fake Twitter Scientists' Club.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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TO: THE CITIZENS OF COLORADO
FROM: GOVERNOR JARED POLIS
THE OFFICE OF THE COLORADO OFFICE OF COVID-19 MICROMANAGEMENT

Re: Restaurant Reopening Guidelines Update

Greetings, fellow Coloradoaoans!

The plan for a phased reopening is proceeding as well as could be expected. But we're having difficulties with restaurants, with recalcitrant owners complaining that the requirements for cleaning restrooms every 30 minutes, asking customers to wear masks at all times except when actually putting food in their mouths, petty and meaningless floor decals, the expense of preparing large numbers of single-use menus, forbidding buffets and self-serve stations, etc. being onerous and unnecessary. Customer registration is also going well, and we totes swear that we will not be using any information gathered to track movements outside of public health concerns. But we are having difficulty establishing the whereabouts of a number of citizens who have registered at various restaurants in the state:

Heywood Jablome
Mike Oxlong
Daffy Duck
Hugh G. Rection
Queen Victoria
I. P. Freeley
Jenna Talia
Drew Peacock
Brock O'Leigh
Anita Gofradump
Ross Ewage
Phil McKraken
Emperor Palpatine
Incontinentia Buttocks
Miles O'Toole
Colin Oscopy
E. Norma Stits
Buzz Lightyear
Chris P. Bacon
Richard Nixon
Amanda Huggandkiss

If you know the whereabouts of any of these individuals, please contact our Restaurant Enforcement Compliance Officer Karen Von Snoop at 303-XXX-XXXX. Thank you.

Jared,
Gov.




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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:12 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Summer Evening On Skagen's Beach
Peder Severin Kroyer

Posted by CBD at 09:30 AM Comments

The Morning Report - 5/22/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Friday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage.

Some good news as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. A Michigan County Court Judge has smacked down Wretched Whitmer's illegal order to forcibly shut Owosso barber Karl Manke's business. Underboss AG Dana Nessel said the decision would be immediately appealed, but as of now his shop is open for business. I would assume that the decision applies to all businesses, not just Manke's nor just barbershops (legal eagles in the audience please weigh in on this). That said, I don't know the makeup of the state's Supreme Court but if a significant swathe of businesses decide to open, a Supreme Court decision to reverse the lower court could touch off a firestorm.

Meanwhile, real science, growing evidence and the will of the people be damned, the dead-ender denizens of the Democrat collective gubernatorial fuhrerbunker are still hell bent on destroying their economies as a means of defeating President Trump at the ballot box - or the mailbox. It's a fools errand and the consequences of their actions may not be what they expect come November and into the future. Along with the smack down of Whitmer, Illinois fat-berg JB Pritzker sensing political blowback has withdrawn his emergency decree criminalizing business owners although a GOP lawmaker was forcibly removed from the state legislature for refusing to wear the useless, idiotic facemask. Let's face it; the only use they have is to keep the public terrorized into believing that they will either die or spread death if they go without it; a not so subtle reminder to obey or die.

Trump totally gets this, which is why he refuses to wear one in public and did not relent while heading to the embattled state of Michigan on a visit to a Ford plant. This drew a puerile response from AG Nessel who shrieked that Trump was no longer welcome to visit the state. Paraphrasing Democrat hero and role model Josef Stalin, "how many divisions does Dana Nessel have?" Michigan remains the focus because of a horrifying attack by a 20-year-old nursing home employee - no doubt Democrat and an SEIU member - who was caught on video beating a defenseless, bed-ridden elderly patient. The metaphor is self-evident: Democrat-Socialism and America or tyranny and liberty. Meh, those are redundant. Naturally, when the President called attention to this atrocity, Evita Whitmer instead attacked Trump for defiling her royal majesty by not wearing a facemask at the Ford plant.

Meanwhile, as Tom Wolf spouts the idiotic line of no freedom until there's world peace or a vaccine, and Wilhelm Klink DeBolshevik suddenly finds walls and fences quite effective when it comes to denying New Yorkers the freedom to go for a swim, Florida's governor Ron DeSantis is coming up looking like a champ. His decision to open the state caused him to be blood-libeled as a heartless mass-murderer, but weeks later, with essentially no spike in deaths or infections, you get crickets from the Democrat-Media Complex. And he's having none of it. From a political standpoint, I think this bodes well both for Trump's second term (please G-d) and for the post-Trump environment. This three-month (and counting) fiasco has seen vicious attacks on conservatives and Republican political leaders and like DeSantis, more of them are no longer bending over and taking it the way that Dubya used to do. We still have a long way to go in transforming the GOP-e into more of a Trumpian party, but the phony pandemic lockdown might be the spark that ignites that transformation, or at the least kicks it into overdrive.

With the coming of Trump in 2016 came one of the most significant changes in the course of American, as well as world history. Hence the attempt to sabotage the election and overthrow the victor that continues to this day. The "pandemic" such as it is opportunism in service to that end. No matter what happens come November, we cannot go on as before and we will not go on as before. I think we are approaching one of those moments that Winston Churchill so eloquently described on the eve of the Battle of Britain almost exactly 80 years ago:

...But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[e] last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour.

Three links in particular coalesce around the gravamen of my discourse:

  • V.D. Hanson: Across the Wide, Growing American Divide
  • Cities and the Balance of Power
  • The Three Blows to the New World Order

    All the marbles, baby.

    Lift the lockdowns. Liberate America.

    NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

    ALSO: The Morning Report is cross-posted at CutJibNewsletter.com if you want to continue the conversation all day.

    Follow us on Twitter: @CutJibNews

    Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:43 AM Comments
  • Tonight's ONT Ends With A Bang!

    —WeirdDave

    Greetings Morons and Moronettes! How is your 2020 going?


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    Seems accurate. So does this:

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    Posted by WeirdDave at 09:54 PM Comments

    LOL: The Atlantic Magazine Is Laying Off One Fifth of Its Employees; The Rest Will Get Pay Cuts, Supposedly

    —Ace

    I guess The Atlantic will not turn out to be the Escape Pod that NeverTrump Fake Conservatives were hoping it would be.

    Gee I sure hope they don't shitcan David Frum.

    Psst, Atlantic: Don't say you heard this for me, but you can offer David Frum the minimum wage and he'd still write his shitty pieces for you. These NeverTrumpers have literally nowhere else to go.

    lol:

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    Posted by Ace at 07:39 PM Comments

    Study: Infection Rates Have Fallen In States That Ended Lockdowns, While States That Remained Locked Down Still Have Infection Spikes

    —Ace

    Oh.

    "Blood on their hands."

    How much longer will they lie just to delay facing their next massive loss of credibility?

    I wonder, is the White Labcoat League of Fake Twitter Scientists discussing this study, or are xhey pretending it doesn't exist?

    Please, someone alert the Twitter Fake Epidemiology Council of Tom Nichols, Ron Fournier, Karenpundit, and Dr. Guy P. Benson. I need to know what The Experts think.

    Gentlemen, you have guided us through this crisis with your many, many uninformed Twitter Pronouncements -- pray, do not abandon us now in our time of greatest Tweet need!

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    Posted by Ace at 06:49 PM Comments

    Minnesota, New Jersey Churches Announce They Will Ignore Fascist Tyrants' Decrees and Reopen

    —Ace

    New Jersey:

    A handful of New Jersey pastors say they are reopening in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy's stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, because of their religious convictions and constitutional rights.

    Charles Clark Jr., co-pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin who has been preaching for 45 years, made the announcement Wednesday at the South Jersey house of worship.

    "We're not breaking the law by going to church," Clark Jr. said. "The people telling us we can't go to church are breaking the Constitution of the United States. It's illegal...It's just ridiculous in this country."

    ...

    Murphy has made it clear that until there's a vaccine or a treatment, mass gatherings, including worship services, will remain restricted, ABC 6 reports.

    Phil Murphy murdered thousands of elderly citizens by ordering their nursing homes to be filled with people known to be infected with COVID-19 and contagious. And he knew he was deliberately infecting the only group at serious risk of death due to the disease.

    So yeah -- let's do all the things this murderous fascist tells us to.

    Minnesota churches say, very sensibly, that they will not remained locked down while the state permits malls and casinos to open.

    That order is so illegal and unconstitutional I can't believe I even have to point this out.

    This is just straight-up Chinese Communist Party suppression of religion in the interest of enlarging the Holy State.

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    Posted by Ace at 05:45 PM Comments

    Appeals Court Orders Lawless Lunatic Emmet Sullivan To Explain His Erratic Actions in Flynn Case

    —Ace

    I'm not sure if it's just routine to give a hearing about this kind of a motion, or if this indicates the court is taking it seriously.

    I have a feeling it's the latter, because it's my (limited) understanding that appeals courts are very, very relunctant to take any appeals, but are especially reluctant to take interlocutory appeals, appeals about matters regarding a case short of final disposition (that is, over rulings made during a case, rather than after the thing is finally disposed of).

    But I'm not sure. It might be that they're obliged to look at an appeal claiming judicial bias. But I don't think that can be the case, because pretty much every single scumbag prison lawyer eventually demands his judge be replaced.

    Anyway, we'll now get to see this lunatic submit his explanations to the court as to why he believes he has hitherto undreamed-of powers to bring charges himself and appoint his own private prosecutor.

    He will have every Democrat-donating lawyer in America helping him write his reply.

    [A] federal appeals court Thursday accepted Michael Flynn's request to have the district judge overseeing his case removed and has ordered that judge to explain why he has gone to such great lengths to avoid the Justice Department's request to dismiss the case.

    A special three-judge panel has been appointed to review the matter. A June 1 deadline has been set to respond to the request.

    The motion to dismiss Sullivan as having taken off his judicial robes to act as an active litigant in the case was said by Flynn's lawyers to be as like "an umpire who has decided to steal public attention from the players and focus it on himself. He wants to pitch, bat, run bases, and play shortstop."

    This recent piece from shipwreckedcrew at RedState says that the DC Circuit has recently made several rulings about the powers the deranged megalomaniac Sullivan is claiming, and those rulings all say he can't do what he's trying to do.

    [T]he answer to the question before Judge Sullivan is quite simple, and it was provided by the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit just four years ago in its decision in the case of United States v. Fokker Services.

    There will be efforts to "distinguish" Fokker -- to say it's not a sufficiently similar case to control the outcome here -- and efforts to point to other decisions in the DC Circuit or other Circuit Courts of Appeal which point in a different direction for an answer to the Rule 48(a) question. But that's all a distraction and a waste of time because Judge Sullivan cannot escape Fokker. A District Court judge in the District of Columbia is obligated to follow the rulings of the Circuit Court for DC -- he does not have a choice. He cannot "dissent" and reach a decision based on his own views. He might not like or agree with the outcome that is dictated by the Fokker case, but in order to respect the oath of his office, he is duty-bound -- bound by the Constitution -- to respect and apply the law as it is established by a court of a higher status than the Court he presides in.

    Update: Sydney Powell seems to think the appeals court is taking this very seriously indeed.

    Posted by Ace at 04:47 PM Comments

    Mika Brzezinsky, Karenwaffe Kommander, Demands to Speak to Trump's Manager

    —Ace

    High Mistress of Joe Biden's core voter group, Queen of the Suburban Empathy Moms.

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    Posted by Ace at 03:52 PM Comments

    "Arab Male" Storms the Gate at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station;
    Stopped by His Conscience and a Hail of Bullets, But Mostly the Hail of Bullets

    —Ace

    All I see here is more proof that we have to increase immigration up to fifty million per year.

    Caution: I'm told that only this USNI site is reporting this "arab male" detail. Might just be that everyone else is reluctant to report a crime by Certain People, as usual. Or this one site could be wrong.

    The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an "Arab male" who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.

    The official did not have any additional details on the identity of the shooter beyond apparent ethnicity.

    That's plenty, if I'm being honest.

    An FBI spokeswoman did not provide additional details when contacted by USNI News.

    Navy Security Forces responded to an active shooter at NAS Corpus Christi at about 7:15 a.m. EST resulting in the injury to the NSF sailor. The shooter was killed by the NSF team, the official told USNI News.

    "The sailor is in good condition and is expected to be released later today," the Navy said in a statement.

    The base remains on lockdown while an investigation into the shooting commences.

    Posted by Ace at 02:58 PM Comments

    Senate Confirms John Ratcliffe as New Director of National Intelligence

    —Ace

    A friend says, "Boy, it looks like Senators were really eager to get Ric Grennel out of his job as acting DNI."

    Ratcliffe should be okay, though he has very big shoes to fill.

    Related: Send this video to every conservative you know.

    It is, and I say this non-ironically, straight fire.

    Enough is fucking enough.

    281 I transcribed it for those who can't watch:

    Carlson: Do you know anybody who trusts the government anymore?
    There's a reason for that.
    And by the way, it's not just Democrats you should blame. The vast majority of the Russian collusion investigated happened during the first two years of this administration. Who ran the government then?
    At the time, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and every single committee by definition. They had the power to expose this hoax and shut it down, but the did not. Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr and so many other of the useless Senate Republicans. Total phonies. They didn't really do anything.

    (moves to a supercut)
    Newsreader 1: Richard Burr is calling Don Trump Jr. back.
    Newsreader 2: Richard Burr - who's well-respected - he doesn't want to be lied to. He wants get to the bottom of what happened.
    Newsreader 3: Republican Richard Burr had served the President's son with a subpoena.
    Newsreader 1: Can you explain why the Republicans would want to do that?
    Newsreader 4: Gowdy disputes Trump's "spy" claim

    Dan Bongino: I think Gowdy's appearance was disgraceful. According to Gowdy, the FBI ran it by the book, how the Americans wanted them to run the investigation. Really? Give me a break.

    Newsreader 5 (to Gowdy) : You said, "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what Americans would want them to do ..."
    Newsreader 6 (to Gowdy) : There was no "spy." Have you seen any evidence of that?
    Gowdy (to the press) : I have not. I think you would want the FBI to find out if there was any validity to what those people were saying.

    Gowdy (to the press) : I think the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.
    Gowdy (to the press) : The FBI did exactly what we would want them to do.

    Gaetz (to the press) : The number one question I get asked by Americans is "why has no one gone to jail and been held accountable?" It was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power. We didn't send out a single subpoena. Not one.

    Graham (to Hannity) : I supported the Mueller investigation because I didn't know.
    Hannity: Senator, we're talking about a shredding of constitutional law, due process, that we would ever have.

    Graham (in session, to Wray) : So you say that Mueller's "a good guy," right?
    Wray: That is my experience, yes.
    Graham: And you will do anything necessary to protect him from being, uh, interfered with?"
    Wray: Absolutely.

    Hannity (to Graham) : Where's Director Wray, though? I've got a lot of people yelling at me, telling me he's not doing his job.

    Graham (to the press) : Somebody that every American should trust, Mr. Mueller ...
    McConnell (to the press) : Bob Mueller was an ... excellent appointment. He will go wherever the facts lead him. He has great credibility.

    Bartiromo (to Graham) : People want you to move on this, Senator. Are you going to do it?
    Graham: Yeah, but I told you and I'll tell you again ...

    Carlson: Total phonies. They tell you they're representing you, but don't. Explain why they didn't really do anything to stop the derailment of America while it was in progress."
    Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

    True:

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    Many will disagree, but @FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd. Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real "garbage" littered all over the network, people like Dummy Juan Williams, Schumerite Chris...


    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    ....Hahn, Richard Goodstein, Donna Brazile, Niel Cavuto, and many others. They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies. All of the good is totally nullified, and more. Net Result = BAD! CNN & MSDNC are all in for the Do Nothing Democrats! Fox WAS Great!


    Posted by Ace at 02:01 PM Comments

    FBI Offered to Pay Christopher Steele "Significantly" To Dig Up Dirt On... Michael Flynn

    —Ace

    Update:

    Why does Christopher Wray still have a job? Or his physical freedom?

    All he does is cover up crimes. Covering up a crime is itself a crime.

    Former British spy Christopher Steele peddled an unfounded rumor in December 2016 that Michael Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman, according to documents released earlier in May.

    Months before Steele discussed Flynn, the FBI offered to pay the ex-spy to collect intelligence on Flynn and other Trump associates who were the targets of a counterintelligence investigation.

    An FBI source provided information about Flynn that matches what Steele provided the bureau, an FBI memo from early 2017 also said.

    Rumors about Flynn and a Russian-British woman, Svetlana Lokhova, began circulating in the media in March 2017.

    An FBI offer to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to collect intelligence on Michael Flynn in the weeks before the 2016 election has been one of the more overlooked revelations in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released in December.

    The reference to the FBI proposal, which was made in an Oct. 3, 2016, meeting in an unidentified European city, has received virtually no press attention. But it might have new significance following the recent release of government documents that show that Steele peddled an unfounded rumor that Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman in the United Kingdom.


    It is not clear how and when Steele came across the rumor, or if it was the result of the FBI asking him to look into Flynn.

    The inspector general's report, released on Dec. 9, 2019, said that FBI agents offered to pay Steele "significantly" to collect intelligence from three separate "buckets" that the bureau was pursuing as part of Crossfire Hurricane, its counterintelligence probe of four Trump campaign associates.

    One bucket was "Additional intelligence/reporting on specific, named individuals (such as [Carter Page] or [Flynn]) involved in facilitating the Trump campaign-Russian relationship," the IG report stated.

    ...

    Some FBI agents who attended the meeting questioned whether the lead agent had disclosed too much to Steele about Crossfire Hurricane, according to the IG report.

    Remember, Steele was being paid by Clinton and the DNC, and therefore all this classified, confidential, slanderous information the FBI told him went straight into the Hillary Clinton campaign's ears.

    No one has been fired yet.

    This reminds me of The Joker's observations about everyone being chill about The Plan, even though The Plan is horrifying.

    The Plan was that the FBI should commit crimes and then also punish people for non-crimes they falsified and framed-up. The Plan was further that no one at the FBI should ever face criminal -- or even career -- consquences himself.

    And no one was bothered at all, because it was all part of The Plan.


    Posted by Ace at 12:55 PM Comments

    No Big Deal, Just Mueller's Main Prosecutor -- Actually, The Guy Who Ran the Whole Show -- Headlining a Fundraiser for Joe Biden

    —Ace

    13 Angry Democrats.

    And 13 politically active Democrats, too!

    A friend suggests that Andrew Weissman is taking this breathtakingly inappropriate action because he fears possible prosecution and wants to let half the jury pool know he's on their side.

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    Posted by Ace at 11:55 AM Comments

    The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

    —CBD

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    [Courtesy of Mindful Webworker]

    Finally! The CDC has done some preliminary research and has discovered that the clinical experience of the doctors on the front lines of our sham pandemic of Sino-Lung-Rot has a scientific basis.

    It's about time!

    What?

    This was published in 2005?

    Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread

    Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection
    Obviously this is a different virus than the one responsible for Wuhan Flu, but they are very very similar, and it is a reasonable assumption that a compound that shows promise in the treatment of one will show promise in the treatment of the other. So why the hysterical overreaction to the use of HCQ, in direct opposition to the CDC's own research?

    A suspicious and pessimistic interpretation might suggest that the Chink Lung AIDS pandemic was a ginned up excuse to damage President Trump's prospects for reelection, and that the government apparatus dedicated to prevention and control of disease was repurposed years ago as a weapon in the Deep State's arsenal. So a cheap, relatively safe and possibly effective treatment (and maybe prophylaxis) was an unacceptable complication in the war against the President, and if thousands of Americans died because of the attacks on HCQ, well...eggs and omelets!

    This does not weaken my and others' desire to see real double-blind studies of HCQ. That is an indispensable part of scientific medicine and must occur sooner rather than later. As much as we all want to believe that HCQ is effective, real data are the only way we will know for sure.

    And I speak as the son of an 89-year-old who tested positive for COVID-19 and was given HCQ and azithromycin and did fine, with essentially no symptoms!

    [Hat Tip: muggedbyreality]

    Posted by CBD at 11:00 AM Comments

    Mid-Morning Art Thread

    —CBD

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    Horse And Train
    Alex Colville

    Posted by CBD at 09:30 AM Comments



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    Jonah Goldberg bluffing his way through yet another Charity Appearance on Special Report, claiming there's no crime possible in unmasking, claiming that this was all justified because "Obama knew" that Russia had interfered in the election
    Boy Jonah sure does trust Obama. It's almost as if he'd be willing to, at some future time, offer impassioned defenses of Barack Hussein Obama's character and integrity.
    I guess Jonah the Duffer didn't bother keeping up with current events -- Brennan suppressed evidence that Putin favored Hillary. But Jonah Goldberg did some light skimming on this issue back in May 2017 and he figures that's still good enough to get him by
    I do not understand why he does not feel any embarrassment at all at showing up prepared for every single CHARITY appearance on Fox News. Does he think he can just coast on his fucking LOOKS?
    I know Bret Baier was college roommates and BFFs with fellow NeverTrump bluffer and bullshit arist Steven Hayes. So I guess he thinks he has to keep doling out Charity Hits to his down-on-their-luck buddies. But can either one of them be troubled to read something FROM THIS FUCKING YEAR about Obamagate? Or are they just going to keep repeating "Trust Mueller, finish the investigation" forever?
    Oh, one note: The Final Form of NeverTrump for some will be, apparently, obese and with an unkempt beard that looks like one of the Oak Ridge Boys' dirty dick-bushes.
    Jonah, seriously, you cannot be both obese and ignorant and unprepared. Either lose some weight or do some reading for the first time since the last book you " " " wrote " " ". One or the other, fatboy. Liberal, Fat, and Stupid is no way to go through life, son.
    Oh, what a shock. The Morbidly Obese Bluffer Jonah Goldberg just got his medical license from the University of Twitter and is now making confident pronouncements about hydroxychloroquine. He's overruling the White House physician. I'm sure we're all shocked about that. Boy that degree from Goucher College just keeps on giving, huh?
    I wonder if this budding new M.D. knows anything about the health consequences of obesity...
    PS, I know that if Jonah reads this he'll actually choose to lose weight, because there's no way in hell this lazy fake intellectual bluffer is going to do any reading.
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