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May 26, 2020

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (5/26/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes Of The Day


Quote I

I do believe Reade. Justice can be delayed but should never be denied.” Rep. Ilhan Nur Said ElmiOmar (D-SomaliaMN)


Quote II

Here lieth the lesson for government officials and policy makers: Think carefully before crossing the lines that give reasonable men pause. David Cole


Quote III

“There are a lot of variables. I understand that. We didn’t know what the social distancing would actually amount to. I get it, but we were all wrong. “So, I’m sort of out of the guessing business, right?"Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D-NY)


Quote IV

“People should not be roaming around. It’s not fair to the communities they are roaming to. People seem to think they don’t have symptoms so they’re ok, but it’s not.”
Mark Canniford, mayor of Weston-super-Mare and a Liberal Democrat member of North Somerset Council

This bloke wouldn't know democracy if it came up and bitch slapped him in the face.


Quote V

“Now instead of denial they simply ‘won’t respond’ to questions about it.”Michigan State Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte)


Quote VI

“He thought it might get a laugh. It didn’t. And to be honest, I wasn’t laughing either when it was relayed to me. Because I knew how it would be perceived.” Governor Karen Whitmer (Nazi-MI)

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Jeffrey Epstein's IT Guy Claims He Saw Bill Clinton on Pedophile Isle

—Ace

RIP. Steve Scully was 70 years young.

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CNN: Although Covid Kills Many, Many More Men Than Women, Women Are the Real Victims, Because... Women in Health Care Make 28% Less Than Men?!?!

—Ace

CNN echoes Hillary Clinton's 1998 pronouncement: "Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat."

The husbands', fathers', and sons' lives don't matter, except on how their absence might negatively affect women's finances.

What a hag.

Unrelatedly, David Reaboi makes the point the sort of fringe concern, unhinged partisanship, Surburban Empathy Mom micro-worries, and conspiracy theories that the leftwing blogs used to traffic in -- and make money from -- are now being pumped out by MSNBC and the Washington Post and especially CNN, which is now just the Democrat Undeground's AV Club:

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MSNBC Clowns Mask-Shame People Out for a Walk, Until a Passer-By Points Out That Half of the MSNBC Crew Isn't Wearing Masks

—Ace

The guy on camera -- the guy performing -- is wearing the mask.

The crew you can't see? The people who aren't involved in the Health Panic Theatrical Production? Half of them aren't wearing masks. Including the cameraman.

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On His Way Out the Door, Ric Grenell Blasts Mark Warner (Richard Burr's Boss) for Trying to Protect Obama Officials From Scrutiny While Also Attempting to Declassify Any Bullshit That Feeds His Narrative

—Ace

Mark Warner, the Senior Senator from Richard Burr, demanded to know why Richard Grenell was publishing the names of Obama officials who had unmasked Michael Flynn.

His response is great. His basic answers are, 1., Classification is for the protection of sources and methods, not to spare political hacks sunlight, and 2., Go fuck yourself.

Here's 1.:

"My declassification determination was made in the interests of full transparency and public accountability given serious unanswered questions about the potential misuse of intelligence for partisan purposes following the 2016 election," Grenell wrote. "The protection of intelligence sources is always at the fore of any declassification decision I might make. As you well know, the decision to declassify the names of individuals who sought to unmask the identity of General Flynn poses absolutely no risk of compromise of either sources or methods. Additionally, far from undermining the credibility of the Intelligence Community (IC), the utmost transparency in this matter builds public trust and confidence in the Community and ensures the IC will not conceal potential abuse behind unnecessary security classification."


And here's 2.:

"I find it puzzling that your letter initially complains about the declassification of the indemnities of unmaskers, a declassification that posed no conceivable riches to sources or methods, only to then request the declassification of actual intelligence reports. Cherry picking certain documents for release, while attacking the release of others that don't fit your political narrative, is part of the problem the American people have with Washington DC politicians. I would appreciate it if you would explain your philosophy on transparency as it appears to be based solely on political advantage," he continued.

Mark Warner's spokesbitch, Richard Burr, was unavailable for comment.

Update: Grenell has also declassified a document that he says is "very significant" to the understanding of how "intelligence was manipulated" to start the Russiagate Coup.


Fox News has learned that Grenell also completed the declassification review of other documents related to the origins of the Russia probe-- including one that a senior intelligence official told Fox News was "very significant in understanding how intelligence was manipulated to support launching the Russia investigation."

Grenell has declassified the documents, but will leave it to his successor as DNI, John Ratcliffe, to make the decision whether to release them.

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Outrage Mob Screams At Maskless Shopper Until She Flees the Store

—Ace

People are self-feralizing, and they're proud of it. It feels good to be an unreasoning, hateful, fearful animal.

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Politico: What Gives Democrats Nightmares Is the Possibility That the Economy Will Start Growing if the Nation Is Reopened

—Ace

Yes, we all knew this.

This blows zero minds.

But thank you for admitting it.


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Fox Liberal Chris Wallace Declares Unmasking of Political Opponents "Routine," Attacks Kayleigh McEnany Saying "I Have Never Seen a Press Secretary Act Like That;"
Democrat Pundit Jonah Goldberg Calls McEnany a "Twitter Troll"

—Ace

As someone asked, when did Jonah Goldberg become a werewolf? Does he think tat the facial hair hides the weight gain?

Um: Dude, people naturally "see through" facial hair to get an estimate of jowl and neck size. If you want to camouflage your massive weight gain, stick to your little-sampled podcast.

And why his face so red? Healthy men do not get beet-red faces from merely sitting down and squeezing into last year's pants.

His blood pressure looks like it's Cat 5.

Chris Wallace reflexes attacks anyone who criticizes the press. He's been doing this for a long, long time. He's got a tribe and he wants to be a fat, old warrior for it.

But the press' main mission is not reportage and has not been for a long, long time. Its main mission is critique. Criticizing. Attacking.

There is not a single industry in America the press doesn't attack routinely.

And yet, whenever anyone dares to critique the industry that spends all fucking day critiquing everyone else, they begin shrieking that Critique Is Dangerous And You're Putting Lives At Risk.

If Trump were to claim that criticizing his coronavirus response was dangerous becuase it undermined confidence in the government's recommendations, the press would, of course (and rightly), object that this is a transparent and foul attempt to stigmatize fair criticism and commentary by claiming that criticism and commentary are dangerous and, by implication, anti-American.

But the press itself makes this argument itself every single time it is criticized.

"When you attack the press, you're giving license to third-world tyrants to kill journlists!"

"When you attack the press, you're creating a Climate of Hate against American journalists!"

"When you attack the press, you are Destroying America by attacking the Common Shared Narrative (created by the press, of course) that binds us together."

And:

"It is just disgusting that Kayleigh McEnany would tell the press to do its job. This is unnacceptable. This is unamerican."

I'd like to ask Chris Wallace a few questions, if a citizen is still allowed to ask his Media Masters questions:

1. Why is the press the only institution in America which cannot be challenged or critiqued?

2. If critiquing institutions is dangerous and it undermines their credibility, why does the press critique critical institutions like the government, the military, etc.

3. Why is the press the one industry in America that is not helped by sunlight and criticism but threatened by it? If criticizing the press puts the lives of "journalists" in danger, does the press' nonstop attacks on the Trump Administration not likewise put Trump Administration officials' lives in danger?

Did you not think of that, or are you just sort of... intrigued by that possible outcome?

And:

4. The only people who seem to be permited to criticize the press are the press' own minions, like Brian Stelter. This is like saying that only Baghdad Bob may criticize Saddam Hussein.

If the press refuses to criticize and correct itself, then they've deputized the rest of us to do that job for them.

Oh, I forgot to ask a question. So here's the question:

Go fuck yourself and die sobbing, Chris Wallace.

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The Trump Campaign Isn't Saying Joe Biden Is a Child Predator, But It's Not Not Saying That

—Ace

They go for the jugular, highlighting Joey Fingers' disgusting pawing of other people's children.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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The New York Times. The Paper Of Record (cue angels singing). The Gray Lady.

They finally did it. This weekend their reflexive anti-American stances and aggressive multi-culti blather and their contempt for and hatred of all that makes America exceptional pissed of the older brat so much that he was almost literally spitting mad. And my mostly apolitical wife was just as offended.

Instead of a reflective and somber front page noting our national holiday that recognizes the supreme sacrifice that so many Americans have made in defense of our country, the Gray Lady (more like a $20 whore on 43rd St.) chose to whip up fear and uncertainty with a vile and disrespectful list of some who have died from Wuhan Flu. Of course one of the first names was incorrect...a murder victim!...but the truth has never deterred the NYT from its self-appointed task of manipulating public opinion to satisfy the Upper-West-Side elites who never met a real American they didn't hate.

That is nothing new. Let us cast our eyes on a fine, upstanding NYT correspondent and Moscow Bureau Chief named Walter Duranty, who had first-hand knowledge of the murder of millions in Ukraine. It even has a name...The Holodomor...but you would never know it if you read the NYT, because they never met a Stalinist they didn't love, in particular the first one.

So the NYT and Duranty hid genocide from America, all in service of their real masters; progressivism and anti-Americanism. A few years later they seemed curiously incurious about another unpleasantness in Europe...called The Holocaust.

For the last 20 years the newspaper has morphed into a caricature of itself, with one SJW or PC cause after another competing for space in their Arts and Style and Food sections and, increasingly, their front page, which no longer pretends to present the facts, but has become an extension of their socialist-lite editorial pages.

Every topic is viewed through the lens of LGBTQ or multiculturalism or all-encompassing central government or frank anti-flyover-state pomposity, all with the obvious goal of subverting the Constitution, states' rights, individual freedom and liberty, and for the last five years a rabid and chaotic push to de-legitimize the legally elected president of the United States.

But as of Sunday they will be doing it without my help. I cancelled, with some effort, our Friday-Sunday subscription, with the enthusiastic support of my apolitical wife!

And I won't miss it...at all.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth Of The New Man
Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech

I think it’s fitting because he depicted an emerging US that he hoped would be a counterweight to the angst and fascism that was dominating Europe at the time. Today, it's the WHO and the CDC, allied with the fascists emerging as the weapon to destroy the US.
-- CrotchetyOldJarhead
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The Morning Report - 5/26/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage. Hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend, but the madness continues.

We'll start off with a flashback to 2007 that, in the words of the late George Carlin, was "before you were born, remember kids?"

...You may recall that Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant, took refuge in a church in Chicago back in 2007. As you may recall, even the president of Mexico got involved in the story. Mexico backed the young mother hiding in a church! Chicago's local leadership warned ICE and federal officials from charging into a church. Lift the lockdowns. Liberate America...

Funny how times have changed. Then again the rank hypocrisy and political expediency of the Left is as constant as ever. This past Sunday, Mayor of Chicago, Lori Light-in-the-Loafers Lightfoot sent three squad cars of cops to shut down a church service because it was in defiance of her completely draconian lockdown orders.

... The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and locked the doors and refused to allow the officers to gain entry to the building, Todd Starnes reported.

Pastor Lewis told Starnes that he felt like he was confronting "the Soviet-style KGB" as the officers pounded on his doors and demanded entry to shut the church down.

"Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago," Lewis said...

[Lori] Lightfoot, Chicago's Mayor since May of last year, has been targeting the city's churches for several weeks as houses of worship have begun balking at her draconian lockdown orders.

Late last week, Lightfoot excoriated the city's churches, saying that their desire to re-open is "dangerous and foolish..."

Considering two days earlier President Trump declared houses of worship to be essential, Lightfoot's action was predictable and nothing more than an infantile tantrum, yet one that has disastrous consequences. As abhorrent as Lightfoot's behavior was, the thuggish totalitarian move was made that much more disgusting coming on Memorial Day weekend, when we pay tribute to those who gave their lives to preserve the very religious freedom that Lightfoot and her ilk want to crush. The only proper response to the Lightfoots of this world is defiance. Easier said than done considering she has the Chicago Police Department on her side. Whether its officers are enthusiastic or "just following orders" to protect their pensions (which may not be as secure as they might think), going along with the oppression of the citizenry is beyond the pale.

Unfortunately there are too many citizens whose political bent, as well as the mass hysteria over a virus that is now provably no deadlier than a bad flu season, puts them squarely on the side of the oppressors.

If customers see another customer not wearing a surgical mask in the grocery store, should they all corral into an angry mob while pelting the non-mask wearer with a torrent of obscenities until they cooperate? A debate over that very question has erupted online in response to a viral video out of Staten Island, New York showing customers heckle and berate a total stranger for not wearing a face covering...

And this incident took place on Staten Island, which is an anomaly in downstate New York and in NYC since it is a lone bastion of relative conservatism and Trump support. If I'm going to be the one to storm the Albany Statehouse or City Hall to make a citizen's arrest of Angel-of-Death Cuomo and DeBolshevik, to quote Sonny Corleone "I don't want my brother coming out of that men's room with just his dick in his hand."

This is madness. Aside from the alarming Lord of the Flies mob mentality in a Trump stronghold, will enough people like Chicago's church-going black folks who are no doubt historically reliably Democrat rise up in November at the polls, or take to the streets before that? I would hope what's going on in Hong Kong would be an inspiration, but far too many people in this country are clueless as to what's going on across town in their own cities let alone on the other side of the planet. But as I've noted before, this is not an academic exercise or something abstract; this is in-your-face tyranny.

Something's got to give.

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.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/25/20) Memorial Day Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. Pete Hegseth


Quote II

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Nathan Hale


Quote III

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” George S. Patton


Quote IV

“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics, and Walmart,”Rev. Courtney Lewis


Quote V

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. Because of these sacrifices, the dawn of justice and freedom throughout the world slowly casts its gleam across the horizon.― President Harry S. Truman


America will never forget? I am having my doubts Harry.

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And Now For Something A Bit Different: How About Some Uplifting Stories?

—CBD

Short or shorter...and extra credit for something that seems quintessentially American.

A long time ago I and a friend went cycling in NH and VT with an organized group (American Youth Hostels). One very rainy day in the White Mountains we slogged and slipped and slid to the base of what looked like a very tall mountain, at the top of which was the hostel we were to stay in that evening. And at the base was an old pick-up truck with the hostel owner inside.

He had driven down the mountain and sat waiting for us, because it was one of those cold and miserable August days in the mountains, and he knew we would be soaked and tired. So he tossed some bikes in the back and a couple of teenagers in the cab, and off he went on a 30 minute drive up to the top where the hostel (his house!) was. And back down. And back up, until all dozen of us were safe and sound and drying out in front of the fire.

We live in a great country, and today we honor those who fought and died for it. But let us not forget how wonderful it really is!

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Memorial Day 2020

—CBD

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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.

-- W. B. Yeats

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Memorial Day 2020

—J.J. Sefton

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It seems that with each passing year, I become more emotional about this day and what it means. One side of my family owes their lives to the GIs who liberated them while the other side lost a son defending this country out in the Pacific. Since the beginning of this nation, everything we have done and everything we have achieved could not have been possible without their sacrificing their futures for ours. G-d bless their memory and to each of you who lost someone who made that sacrifice.

...On Memorial Day in 1945, General [Lucian K.] Truscott was asked to give a speech at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy, where many of the fallen from the Italian campaign were buried. When he took to the podium, he turned his back to the audience and fanfare and simply began to speak to the crosses of the fallen. Famed WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin was present; he offered the following observations, summing up the character and abilities of General Lucian Truscott.

Mauldin wrote: "He apologized to the dead men for their presence here. He said everybody tells leaders it is not their fault that men get killed in war, but that every leader knows in his heart this is not altogether true.

"He said he hoped anybody here through any mistake of his would forgive him, but he realized that was asking a hell of a lot under the circumstances... he would not speak about the glorious dead because he didn't see much glory in getting killed if you were in your late teens or early twenties.

"He promised that if in the future he ran into anybody, especially old men, who thought death in battle was glorious, he would straighten them out. He said he thought that was the least he could do."


Carentan, O Carentan
by Louis Simpson

Trees in the old days used to stand
And shape a shady lane
Where lovers wandered hand in hand
Who came from Carentan.

This was the shining green canal
Where we came two by two
Walking at combat-interval
Such trees we never knew.

The day was early June, the ground
Was soft and bright with dew
Far away the guns did sound,
But here the sky was blue.

The sky was blue, but there a smoke
Hung still above the sea
Where the ships together spoke
To towns we could not see.

Could you have seen us through a glass
You would have said a walk
Of farmers out to turn the grass,
Each with his own hay-fork.

The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited til it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.

I must lie down at once, there is
A hammer at my knee.
And call it death or cowardice,
Don't count again on me.

Everything's all right, Mother,
Everyone gets the same
At one time or another.
It's all in the game.

I never strolled, nor ever shall,
Down such a leafy lane.
I never drank in a canal,
Nor ever shall again.

There is a whistling in the leaves
And it is not the wind,
The twigs are falling from the knives
That cut men to the ground.

Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
The way to turn and shoot.
But the Sergeant's silent
That taught me how to do it.

O Captain, show us quickly
Our place upon the map.
But the Captain's sickly
And taking a long nap.

Lieutenant, what's my duty,
My place in the platoon?
He too's a sleeping beauty,
Charmed by that strange tune.

Carentan, O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.

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Vergissmeinnicht
Keith Douglas

Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
we found the place again, and found
the soldier sprawling in the sun.

The frowning barrel of his gun
overshadowing. As we came on
that day, he hit my tank with one
like the entry of a demon.

Look, Here in the gunpit spoil
the dishonored picture of his girl
who has put: Steffi. Vergissmeinnicht
in a copybook gothic script.

We see him almost with content,
abased, and seeming to have paid
and mocked at by his own equipment
that's hard and good when he's decayed

But she would weep to see today,
how on his skin the swart flies move;
the dust upon the paper eye
and the burst stomach like a cave.

For here the lover and killer are mingled
who had one body and one heart.
And death who had the soldier singled
had done the lover mortal hurt.

(Capt. Keith Douglas, UK, was killed in action by mortar fire while advancing from Bayeux, 6/9/44.)

* * * * * * *
(Son to Father...)
Do not call me, father. Do not seek me.
Do not call me. Do not wish me back.
We're on a route uncharted, fire and blood erase
our track.

On we fly on wings of thunder, never more to
sheathe our swords.
All of us in battle fallen - not to be brought back by
words.

Will there be a rendezvous? I know not. I only know
we still must fight.
We are sand grains in infinity, never to meet.
nevermore to see light.

(Father to Son...)
Farewell, then my son. Farewell then my conscience.
Farewell my youth, my solace, my one and my only.

Let this farewell be the end of the story,
A solitude vast in which none is more lonely,
In which you remained barred forever
From light, from air, with your death pains untold.
Untold and unsoothed, never to be resurrected.
Forever and ever an 18 year old.

Farewell then.
No trains ever come from those regions,
Unscheduled and scheduled.
No aeroplanes fly there.

Farewell then my son,
For no miracles happen, as in this world
Dreams do not come true.

Farewell.
I will dream of you still as a baby,
Treading the earth with little strong toes,
The earth where already so many lie buried.

This song to my son, then, is come to its close.

(Extract from a poem by Jr. Lt. Vladimir Pavlovich Antokolski. Killed in action, June 6th, 1942)

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New York Times Editorial on Memorial Day: "Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?"

—Ace

Get your Twitter Hot Takes in print form!

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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This is crazy. Look at the video clip below. What is wrong with this woman? And, more importantly, why are they allowing her to be on the air? I mean, somebody higher up at MSNBC had to make the decision to say yes, this woman is completely normal and certainly sane enough to be watched by the viewing public and to be publicly associated with our network.

Really?

I'm old enough to remember the old-school news anchors. Back in the day, we had Huntley and Brinkley, Walter Cronkite, Frank Reynolds. These were serious men who took the news seriously. Whether they were actually worthy of respect is a conversation for another day, but whether they were or not, they knew how to project an aura of, dare I say it, gravitas that made you want to take the nightly news seriously.

At the very least, they knew how to fake it real good.

But who can take TV news seriously nowadays?

Journalisming is not a serious profession. It's a clown college full of clowns.

Who can take Brian Stelter seriously?

Who can take Don Lemon seriously?

Who can take Matt Lauer seriously? Especially when he was chasing women around his specially designed rape room? And if it was consensual as he claims, what was he doing boinking interns on company time?

And this Maddow woman... sheesh! She sounds like she's this close: --><-- to some sort of psychotic break. It's scary and pathetic and disturbing. She desperately needs professional help to work through her psychological issues.

But not on the air, please. What a complete embarrassment.

And on a completely different topic, isn't it odd how the party that is 100% behind open borders, needle-sharing, decriminalization of intentional infection with AIDS, and street pooping is suddenly concerned about the spread of disease?



2020:

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Norman Rockwell

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The Morning Report - 5/25/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Today is Memorial Day. Now more than ever, remember those who gave their lives so that we may be free. I'll have another thread later in the day devoted to reflection and remembrance, but for now the beat goes on.

Monday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage. As more real numbers and real evidence continue to show that the biological nature of the Beijing Blight - deadly as it was to some - did not warrant the strangulation of the American economy, the Democrat-Media Complex is now in a full-court press to smear, ridicule and otherwise dismiss said evidence and tighten the shackles. The goal is evident: destroy the economy to destroy the President's chances for re-election, and failing that, ram through a national vote-by-mail scheme as a backup plan to achieve the same result.

It's now evident that states and cities that either re-opened a few weeks back or, like Arkansas and South Dakota, never shut down in the first place did not experience the wave of mass death the Democrats predicted. The other big misfire in terms of public opinion is the citizens held hostage in blue state America are venting their anger, not so much at Trump but at the capriciousness and deadly incompetence of their own political leaders. It would be foolish in the extreme to predict that there will be a massive revolt come November; Trump Derangement Syndrome is mighty hard to overcome. But perhaps the anger and frustration of Democrat stalwarts like New York Congressman Max Rose not at Trump but at leaders in his own party cannot be discounted as a one-off:

...[Reacting] to de Blasio's announcement that any sort of reopening won't happen until June, Rose compared the NYC mayor's comments to those of "an elitist dilettante" who "does not understand the struggles of small business owners..."

Pointing out the irony of shoppers being allowed to visit large retailers but not small businesses, Rose speculated that, while de Blasio is likely looking at hospitalization numbers, he isn't paying attention to "the potential for a continued economic nuclear bomb to go off each and every week in New York City as our small businesses, our mom and pops die..."

The emphasis in that quote is mine, and it perfectly defines the Left's attitude towards private enterprise, the free market and the effects of big government bureaucracy that has been crushing the life out of small business owners for decades. The question is, will Rose and those like him ever put two and two together? Some do, many more don't. But perhaps there are silver linings to this self-imposed catastrophe. As I said, it's the citizens under the Democrat jackboot that are feeling put-upon as goalposts keep shifting and their lives and livelihoods, such as they were permitted to have in the cities and states they live, evaporate before their eyes. A not insignificant number are using this situation to depart for greener, that is "redder" pastures. We shall see if they bring their voting habits with them (sadly, a fair bet). Looking to November, the estimable Roger Kimball has this prognostication:

...Back in March, before the destruction of more than 30 million jobs and tens of thousands of shuttered businesses, before the missed graduations, and soaring suicide and drug-addiction rates, I wondered when it would be that people would cotton on to the fact that the real crisis here was not the disease but our politician-and-media fired panic over the disease?

For the past two months, the country has been on a moral bender, intoxicated by fear and panic. As with most benders, the aftermath will be painful. But the symptoms this time will not be nausea and headache but shame at our credulousness and rage against those who exploited it. Rage. Look for it in a neighborhood near you in the coming weeks and polling stations across the country in November.

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.

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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.


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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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The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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