August 12, 2020

Wealthy Families, and Their High Taxable Incomes, Are Fleeing New York... Forever

—Ace

Escape from New York, the Post calls the new imperative.


Due to increasingly squalid conditions on the Upper West Side, including two new homeless shelters packed with junkies and registered sex offenders, longtime dwellers are departing the Big Apple with no plans to ever return.

One of the Escape from New Yorkers is Elizabeth Carr, one of the area's most vocal leaders in combating mounting crime in the well-heeled 'hood. She was an administrator of the Facebook group NYC Moms for Safer Streets, and the face of a public-safety movement that has attracted thousands to demand better policing and city services.

"In the best of times, NYC is a hard place to live," said Carr. "Now you have all this other stuff. It's a question for families... to have to see a guy masturbating on the corner or explain to my kids while I'm buying diapers at Duane Reade why this guy wearing no shoes is collapsed on the floor and they’re doing CPR on him."

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Crimes committed over the past several days would've been unheard of a year ago in the quiet neighborhood that’s home to Lincoln Center and restaurants by Daniel Boulud. A 40-year-old woman was randomly stabbed in the 72nd Street subway station at noon Thursday; a 56-year-old man was sucker-punched while dining outdoors with his wife Wednesday night; photos were posted online of a man masturbating on the steps of the New York Historical Society; and onlookers witnessed an apparent overdose in the aisle of a Duane Reade across the street from the Lucerne Hotel.

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Carr said one friend couldn’t find a broker to take on her apartment listing at 72nd and Columbus, normally a desirable spot, because conditions were so bad.

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“There was no reason to leave before,” said a born-and-bred Upper West Side mom, who asked for anonymity. “Now, I’m done. I can leave tomorrow and never look back. If I never came back to this block, that would be fine.”

The six-months-pregnant mother of a toddler daughter just put her apartment of a decade near the Lucerne up for sale.

"I have definitely seen more crime, drugs and harassment in one week than in my whole experience growing up here," she said. "I don't want to see a child get hurt or raped, before they realize maybe it was a mistake to put [hundreds of] drug addicts and sex offenders near schools in the most dense residential population in the city."

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"As a parent, this isn't the place I once knew. I feel like NYC is disappearing so fast and no one’s doing anything," said the tile manufacturer, who drags her two boys to work with her so they’re not fending for themselves outside alone. "There's nowhere for them to go. I don't want to feel afraid, and I don't want my children to be scared to go outside."

They've literally killed the cities. This is going to be the most transformative shift in 100 years.

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Ghislaine Maxwell: Please Let Me Take My Chances in General Population

—Ace

Most famous people do not want to be in g-pop, where they're likely to be harassed, assaulted, or extorted. Most famous people would rather be segregated from the skels.


But Ghislaine Maxwell is asking to be put into general population.

She says her jailers are treating her so "onerously" that she would rather take her chances with the criminals.

Although she doesn't say this... maybe she fears assassination from the guards and other workers in the jail more than the inevitable attacks from fellow prisoners.


The lawyers representing Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, wrote a motion to the federal judge assigned to the case requesting that she be released into the Metropolitan Detention Center's general population so she can "meaningfully participate in her own defense."


The letter, obtained by Fox News, claims that Maxwell has been "treated less favorably than a typical pretrial detainee," which they assume is the result of Jeffrey Epstein’s "apparent suicide attempt" in July 2019. The letter also claims that Maxwell has been "subject to suicide watch protocols" that include being "woken up every few hours during the night and being forced to wear special clothing."

The lawyers point out that their client has never been a risk for suicide but has been kept out of the general population for 36 days.

Maxwell has been in custody for over a month and has been "held under uniquely onerous conditions," the letter read.

Hillary Clinton's on-staff assassin could not be reached for comment.

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"This is Fear:" Bill Kristol Desperately Brainstorming Ideas for Getting Biden Out of Debates

—Ace

I like how he portrays his desperate brainstorming sesh as just a stray, off-the-top-of-my-head "innocent thought:"

@BillKristol

Just an innocent thought: We've seen Biden in office for over four decades, and we've seen Trump nonstop for the last four years. We've seen enough to make up our minds about them. So let’s skip the presidential debates but have three vice-presidential debates.

Just an innocent thought: Based on his extraordinary change of personality and addiction to twitter, I think Bill Kristol knows well the symptoms of an old weak man whose brains are turning to garbage.

Just another innocent thought: He sees the same symptoms in Biden, only more advanced.

And still this corrupt nepot, grifter, and egotist pushes a demented man for president.


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In Chicago, a Two-Year-Old With Brain Cancer Misses Trip Home to Celebrate His Birthday... Because Black Lives Matter Attacked the Ronald McDonald House Where He Was Staying

—Ace

Another Mostly Peaceful Protest of a 2-year-old brain cancer patient.

Two-year-old Owen Buell and his family have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital while he receives treatment for Stage 4 neuroblastoma.

They were supposed to go home to Joliet to celebrate his birthday.


"We were going to have cake and ice cream and do some presents at home with his siblings and his grandma," said Owen's mother, Valerie Mitchell.

But looting throughout downtown Chicago made it impossible.

"We got a phone call from the nurse saying that none of the nurses could make it in for safety concerns and they didn’t want any families in the middle of that trying to walk into Lurie's," Mitchell said.

The Ronald McDonald House was one of several locations hit early Monday morning.

Black Lives Matter has of course staged a rally to stand in solidarity with the looters.

Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest

That is reparations," a BLM organizer said. "Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance"

Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report.

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"I don't care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy's or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats," said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. "That makes sure that person has clothes."

"That is reparations," Atkins continued. "Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance."

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You see a brave little kid fighting cancer.

I see 45 pounds of White Privilege.

Don't expect to see this story on TV, obviously. Nothing must be permitted to distract from the narrative that these "protests" are right and holy and that anyone who opposes them is a racist monster.


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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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Picture a joint press conference, or public statement, if you will: present in the Oval Office with President Trump are Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell.

"To our fellow Americans. We are putting aside our many differences tonight in order to come to together to speak out against the violence that is destroying our cities and tearing our country apart. While we stand for the right of all Americans to peaceably protest, and given the events of the past two months, we need to emphasize the importance of the word "peaceably". Without hesitation or conditions, we unequivocally condemn the arson, the looting, and the vandalism perpetrated by violent anarchists who are hiding behind 'anti-fascist' and 'black lives matter' labels as if that could ever justify the dozens of murders and hundreds of millions of dollars of property damage that they have caused. Many business have been destroyed that will never recover. And their is no replacement for the people who have been murdered.

We must come together as Americans and heal our nation. Defunding the police is not a workable solution. Vandalism, looting, and burning are not workable solutions. Holding some Americans responsible for the crimes of Americans of previous generations is not an answer. Reorganizing our entire system of government along Marxist lines is not a workable solution.

We freely admit that here on the good ship America, Democrats and Republicans can't agree on what course we should take, how we should set the sails, or even what our destination should be. But the solution is not to set the deck chairs on fire, foul the rigging, assault the stewards, or for some small group of disaffected passengers to declare the lido deck an autonomous zone. None of these are workable solutions. We need to come together as Americans and prepare for the work ahead of us that's necessary. If we can't do this, there will be no hope for us. May God have mercy on us all."

So why can't we have this? It doesn't have to be exactly this speech, of course, but some joint statement that condemns the violence unequivocally. Wouldn't that help calm the waters if American citizens saw national politicians come together and plead to and end of the violence and destruction?

During his recent hearings before the House Judiciary Committee, AG Barr turned to the Democrats and asked them straight up if they would condemn the Antifa violence and the response was dead silence. Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised at this, but I have to admit I was astounded. If there is ever a time where the equation 'silence = violence' holds true, it's here. *Not one* Democrat was willing to agree with Barr that antifa violence was bad, and denounce the destruction of blue, yes *blue* cities. Remember, the cities that are burning are not Dallas, or Tulsa or Pensacola, but Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and New York City, the deepest of the deep blue enclaves in America. Antifa is running wild night after night, and the Democrats are mute. They say the destruction in Manhattan has been so bad, so many businesses will not rebuild, so many retailers are leaving town, it may never be the same again. Can the Democrats really hate Donald Trump so bad that they're willing to let this happen?

What will they do when he's re-elected in November?




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Note: This was from J.J. Sefton's morning thread a couple of days ago:

Can anyone give us a city-based perspective on Portland? Are the riots staying out of posh neighborhoods or punishing the rich? I talked to my dad yesterday who is too near for my taste to Chicago, and he still feels safe even with the Mag Mile being trashed. So I'm wondering if Portland is like that or not.

Posted by: Catherine at August 11, 2020 08:01 AM (veosV)

Most of the rioting in Portland is taking place only in a few city blocks. I have seen video of streets outside that small area and you'd never know that there was any mayhem going on at all.

However, I have heard that Antifa is starting to branch out into the Portland residential areas. I don't know how this will be for them. Oregon is a big red state outside of the urban areas so I guess it depends on how far out they go. Eventually, they will hit red, where the residents are armed and the police won't be told to stand down.

For more (and better) information about Portland, follow Andy Ngo on Twitter. He's an indepedent journalist who covers Antifa, whose members hate him and want him dead. So you know he's doing a good job.



Update: This is Not Good

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"So LE in Portland are pretty
much on the side of the rioters."

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Portrait And Background
O. Louis Guglielmi

Social criticism via art is possible, and sometimes successful without destroying the quality of the work.

But this ain't it.

I actually like the piece, and were I a wealthy man I might consider purchasing it and then having the ridiculous portrait of Lenin removed from the painting.

The fact is, artists claim to have some heightened ability to express themselves on the canvas; and some of them are indisputably correct. But the political opinions of the artist are no more refined than those of the guy sitting next to you at a bar, having a shot and a beer after work. In fact, I would argue that Mr. Boilermaker on the bar stool has a better perspective on the working man than the effete artists who suckled on the government teat during the Great Depression, while many Americans struggled.

It's sad, because some of his other work is quite good, but in this case I guess he didn't trust his artistic skills enough to allow the work to speak for itself.

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The Morning Report - 8/12/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Hump Day, for real! IYKWIMAITYD! The big story is Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris to be his running mate. We've got all kinds of in-depth analysis and commentary from around the web from such luminaries as Daniel Greenfield, Michael Goodwin and Stephen Kruiser, to name but a few. As for my own take, Harris is probably the worst pick possible. For Biden and the Democrats, not us. But Biden - that is to say his handlers; Biden himself is rapidly approaching muttering-derelict-in-the-subway stage - painted themselves into this corner by insisting the pick would be black and female. All of the potential picks in that category came with all sorts of baggage that Team Trump would have raked them over the coals for, but Harris is far and away the worst of the lot. From Stephen Kruiser:

...What's problematic for Harris is that the people who have the most problems with her records are the very progressives she seeks to secure as her base.

A Capitol Hill friend of mine joked that Harris on the ticket might put California in play for the Republicans, which serves as a humorous segue to the next point here.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the out-of-power party's nominee choose a running mate that can deliver votes from a part of the country that the candidate needs. Spoiler alert: California's electoral votes were already Biden's...

Let us not forget that Harris is available for this gig because she was the biggest flop of the "top tier" (her words) candidates to have to leave the race (no, Beto was never top tier)... She's one of those people and candidates who don't really grow on people the more they get to know her. Like Hillary Clinton...

Other huge things that will sink her down to Luca Brasi-level in New York Bay:
- her attacks on Joe Biden as being, if not a racist himself, then an apologist for and friend of Dixiecrat segregationists in Congress early in his political career in the Senate
- her tough on crime record as San Francisco DA and California AG which will not go over will with a party that is now not only not tough on crime but seeks to decriminalize it and abolish police forces.
- playing the role of Tomas Torquemada during the disgusting character assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
- her persecution via prosecution of David Daleidin, the brave dictionary-definition undercover journalist who exposed the Planned Parenthood abattoirs.
- her less than stellar ability as a debater

And so on, and so on, and scoobie doobie doobie. Kruiser's point about picking a candidate that could perhaps help deliver a swing state is really worth remembering. Every blue commie shit hole, especially California, is going to vote Biden anyway. Then again, are there any far-left black female Maoists who are eligible to run in places like PA, FL, OH and WI anyway? Alopecia Pressley? Then again, she's not exactly going to deliver middle American swing voters, is she? But do the Democrats even give a shit about them anyway?

From my perspective, had they not committed to a black woman (or perhaps been blackmailed [no pun] into one by the likes of Mikvah Waters), the strongest candidate in the field - that is the one that came off as the most sane of the lot - was Tulsi Gabbard. She's intelligent, a good debater who utterly destroyed Harris early on, served in the military and at least is able to fake being someone who will compromise. And aside from the Drake's Coffeecake complexion, she is attractive for what that's worth. But given the nature of today's Democrat Party, all of those reasons made her persona non grata from the get-go. If that weren't enough, she went after Hillary in the debates and so her career going forward is dead in the water. And all things considered, she's damn lucky it's her career.

Still, the one niggling (racist!) thought is, taken all together, I'm conjuring up the image of Max Bialystock turning to Leo Bloom, panic-stricken. "How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?!"

Actually, the only thing that does concern me is Mail-In Voting. That is the only thing that has the potential to successfully sabotage Trump. Even still, despite the Burning Looting and Murdering, the forced lockdowns and all the other bullshit hurled at us, I think somehow we will prevail. The Kamala Harris pick confirms this. Of course, YMMV.

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Along with the continued Dresdenization of Portland, Chicago, Seattle and other Democrat-Socialist paradises on earth, the DC Circuit disgustingly is not going to leave General Mike Flynn alone, the sidelining of Fauci for Scott Atlas and the caving of Dems in allowing schools to open are good signs, VP Pence to hit the campaign trail in Wisconsin during the Dem convention, Chi-Coms crackdown in HK continues with the arrest of Democracy activist and publisher Jimmy Lai, an horrific story out of North Carolina that will not get any press coverage, the Angel-of-Death and DeBolshevik may have actually accomplished the impossible and destroyed New York City forever, and lots of other things worthy of your time.

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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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/11/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

This has nothing to do with the prosecutor, taking her out of the role of being prosecutor. This is about violent criminals on the streets of St. Louis that cases haven’t been filed on … I wouldn’t know why anyone wouldn’t want you to come in and help try and take violent criminals off the street, no matter who you are.” Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO)


Quote II

“They’re making millions of dollars a year to play a sport you’d be playing anyway if you didn’t make … they’d be playing it on the weekends. They have to respect their country. If they don’t, frankly, if the NFL didn’t open I’d be very happy. If they don’t stand for the flag and stand strongly I’d be happier if they didn’t open. Without that and with that being said, I’d love to see them open.” President Donald Trump


Quote III

“I just wanted to tell my story. I wasn’t – I don’t want to be in this position. I’m not a political person but if I can be the voice for the families that have lost loved ones and I have made one difference for one family, then it was all worthwhile.” Janice Dean


Quote IV

“I think it’s a little late now, but we certainly would invite [the NRA] to come to Texas to avoid this in the future because if they’re in New York, it opens them up to investigation by the attorney general’s office in a way that I don’t think would happen in Texas, so I would encourage them to move as soon as they can,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Quarantine Cafe: Epic Battles Edition

—Ace

Dog vs. Dinosaur. Note that even though the dog is wigged out by this freaky interloper which is much larger than himself, he doesn't bitch out. He stays On Mission.

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And That Ludicrous Leftwing Hack Was Me: Washington Post's Philip Bump Claims That Kamala Harris Didn't Really Call Joe Biden a Racist When She Called Him a Racist

—Ace

Flashback:

"As the only black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race," Harris said prompting audience applause and a concession from the MSNBC moderators to give Harris time.

"I'm going to now direct this at Vice President Biden. I do not believe you are a racist," Harris declared before going on to call Biden exactly that.

"I also believe -- and it's personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing," Harris said. "There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school everyday. And that little girl was me."

Philip Bump claims that the "I'm not calling you a racist" was completely sincere -- even though she then went on to accuse him of providing aid and comfort to segregationists, and trying to bully her from attending an integrated school -- and that this is in fact such a clearly-provable fact that any claims that she called Biden a racist are objectively "false" claims.

Tater's squeeing at the fresh opportunity to call Trump a Poopy-Pants Liar:

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New York Retail Chains Now Abandoning the City, Calling Business There "Unsustainable"

—Ace

Cities used to be about commerce and industry.

But that's just a #WhitePatriarchy way of thinking.

In the #NewParadigm, cities shall be nothing but welfare delivery organazitions and stages for endless grievance rioting.

We'll see how that works out for them.

In the heart of Manhattan, national chains including J.C. Penney, Kate Spade, Subway and Le Pain Quotidien have shuttered branches for good. Many other large brands, like Victoria’s Secret and the Gap, have their kept high-profile locations closed in Manhattan, while reopening in other states.


Michael Weinstein, the chief executive of Ark Restaurants, who owns Bryant Park Grill & Cafe and 19 other restaurants, said he will never open another restaurant in New York.


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Even as the city has contained the virus and slowly reopens, there are ominous signs that some national brands are starting to abandon New York....

J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus, the anchor tenants at two of the largest malls in Manhattan, recently filed for bankruptcy and announced that they would shutter those locations.

One of the podcasters I listen to (Cecil Says) pointed out that companies have had a five month experiment in letting people work from home instead of making them come into offices.

Offices with very expensive floorspace.

This will probably go on for a few more months.

If it turns out the loss in productivity is smaller than the savings for not maintaining big office spaces, many companies might permanently abandon the large office.

What happens to New York commercial real estate then?

Meanwhile, retailers and restauranteurs are fleeing New York. One can imagine Shoppers Havens rising up in outlying towns.

New Yorkers will have to take a 90 minute car ride, or two and a half hour bus ride, to go to the stores. Like they do now when they want to go to Ikea.

Another pleasure of living in the city -- easy access to all the best stores -- will soon be gone.

And what happens to New York residential real estate after that? I spoke to a friend last night who told me that real estate in Rumson, NJ -- a tony suburb of New York -- is a gold rush market as everyone is buying houses to get out of New York City.

If many fewer people will be working in New York, and New York remains a diseased, riot-filled hellscape thus obliterating any social/pleasure reason to remain in New York -- what happens then?

These people are going to be abandoning the cities -- the cities that they themselves poisoned and killed with their socialist suicide impulse.

Unfortunately, they'll be swarming out of the cities to infect areas that aren't -- for now -- so dysfunctional and suicidal.

New Yorkers will mostly ruin New Jersey and Connecticut, which are hardly capable of being further ruined. (But give the hard left a chance...)

But they'll also be streaming to cities and states which are halfway functional, like Florida.

The locusts are coming.

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Kamala Harris, The Little Girl Who Joe Biden Callously Worked to Racially Segregate, Picked as Running Mate to Joe Biden

—Ace

And that little girl was me.

Joe Biden must have forgotten all the shit she said about him.

She called him a racist segregationist, for crying out loud. (I mean, they call everybody that now, but this is his running mate saying this about him.)

Joe Biden @JoeBiden

I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris -- a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants -- as my running mate.
4:17 PM -- Aug 11, 2020

Here's the busing attack on Joe Biden.

Ew:

195 to quote Kurt Schlichter:

"never vote for anyone who knows what Willie Brown tastes like"
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WarnerMedia Lays Off Over 800 Workers; DC Comics Hit With a "Bloodbath"

—Ace

The company says it's "refocusing" -- almost entirely on their would-be Netflix streaming competitor, HBO Max.

Most things not related to HBO Max are being "streamlined."

On Monday, WarnerMedia began a round of layoffs, letting go hundreds of staffers amid the coronavirus crisis that has crippled Hollywood with shelved tentpoles and production shutdowns. Sources said the first wave of layoffs is expected to be around 600 staffers, with a heavy focus on Warner Bros.

Stephens said that HBO Max will remain one of the key growth focus areas for the company....

He says that he doesn't know when they'll be releasing films.

Addressing planned upcoming theatrical releases, he said, "I am not certain where those are going to go," suggesting possible "further delays in some of the titles" as the cinema reopening and theatrical release schedules have remained in flux.

The merged company was already heavily in debt due to the cost of AT&T buying the huge Time Warner, and already was planning layoffs and the sales of entire divisions to reduce that huge debt load.

But Layoffs Intensified, as ABC might say, due to coronavirus:

AT&T recently detailed a roughly $830 million hit to second-quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization from the novel coronavirus pandemic and a roughly $2.8 billion revenue impact after in the first quarter having mentioned a $433 million earnings and a $600 million revenue hit.

The monopoly Amazon is refusing to add HBO Max to its Firestick, probably because any of these streaming services are a competitor to Amazon Prime.

AT&T/Warner Media is starting to talk up the Anti-Trust Card.

This is a clear threat to Amazon, and a clear offer to testify against them in Congress:

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar hasn't shied away from sharing his thoughts on Amazon's refusal to add HBO Max to its Fire devices.

Addressing the importance of putting consumers first, Kilar explained to Bloomberg how, with a society that is so technologically driven, "what tends to happen is concentration of successful companies unlike anything history has seen. We have fewer companies but larger companies."

Kilar argued how some companies, however, conflate their interests with statements pertaining to consumer focus. Kilar noted how this leads to a lot of decision-making that favors the company, not the consumer. When pressed for an example, he pointed directly at Amazon, saying, "If Amazon were truly focused just on the consumers with Fire devices, HBO Max would be on Fire devices. The consumer wants it." He then joked how people should "call the Seattle folks" for answers as to why HBO Max is currently unavailable on Amazon Fire devices.

It's a "bloodbath" at the WarnerMedia-owned DC Comics, with the Editor in Chief, the Publisher, and one third of the editorial staff sacked.

Included in the sackings is -- this is a rumor as of yet, not confirmed -- leftwing SJW ideologue Andy Khouri, one of the absolute cancers killing the industry, who brought in GamerGate skel Zoe Quinn to "write" "comics" for DC, despite her having no comic book experience and no writing experience (outside Depression Quest and a failed kickstarter). Khouri filled DC's Vertigo imprint with angry yet untalented SJW freaks; Vertigo was cancelled within a year.

DC had already laid off people last year, and now has to cut even more. Co-publisher Dan DiDio was fired last year, leaving the other co-publisher, Jim Lee, supposedly in charge; now Jim Lee has been pushed out of that position, though he'll probably be kept in some other role. (He's a major comic book artist.)

Why did this happen to DC Comics?

Let's ask Wonder Woman and see if she can tell us.

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That's a variant cover of the upcoming comic book version of the Wonder Woman 1984 movie, for an animation company called Rooster Teeth -- which itself is a WarnerMedia property.

That cover may not have caused the "bloodbath" of cuts at DC, but this kind of aggressively alienating #Woke bullshit -- which has been going on for years and years -- has put DC on the chopping block.

Not only did DC Comics -- which itself has chased Marvel for a gold medal in the #Woke Olympics -- accept this variant cover, they actually celebrated it and promoted it through their DC Nation twitter account:

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AP: Andrew Cuomo Significantly Undercounted the Number of Nursing Home Victims He Murdered By Only Counting Those Who Died In the Nursing Home -- Rather Than at the Emergency Room or ICU, After Being Infected by Him -- as "Nursing Home Deaths"

—Ace

This Angel of Death "flattened the curve" by simply murdering all the high-risk elderly people.

Congratulations...?

Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility.

The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed.

"It was a cascading effect," administrator Emil Fuzayov recalled. "One after the other."

New York's coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.

That statistic could add thousands to the state’s official care home death toll of just over 6,600. But so far the administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to divulge the number, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire.

"That's a problem, bro," state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Democrat, told New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker during a legislative hearing on nursing homes earlier this month. "It seems, sir, that in this case you are choosing to define it differently so that you can look better."


How big a difference could it make? Since May, federal regulators have required nursing homes to submit data on coronavirus deaths each week, whether or not residents died in the facility or at a hospital. Because the requirement came after the height of New York's outbreak, the available data is relatively small. According to the federal data, roughly a fifth of the state’s homes reported resident deaths from early June to mid July -- a tally of 323 dead, 65 percent higher than the state’s count of 195 during that time period.

Even if half that undercount had held true from the start of the pandemic, that would translate into thousands more nursing home resident deaths than the state has acknowledged.

Another group of numbers also suggests an undercount. State health department surveys show 21,000 nursing home beds are lying empty this year, 13,000 more than expected-- an increase of almost double the official state nursing home death tally.

Andrew Cuomo continues insisting that there is no need -- none! -- of any outside investigation into his murderous policy of seeding the nursing homes with coronavirus.

He created his own "super-spreader" events that killed literally thousands -- but he insists that any questions about this must be due to "politics."

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Mayor Lori "Baby Groot" Lightfoot: Maybe The Riots Were Caused by Kim Foxx Setting Every Criminal Free
(But Don't You Dare "Bait" Me By Asking About That)

—Ace

Thanks to Second City Cop for noting that Lightfoot looks like Groot. Though I think more like Baby Groot.

Chicago's top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, has repeatedly dismissed prosecutions against violent felons, including, obviously, the "protesters" whose "mostly peaceful" ways have cost this country $250 billion in damages so far.

She also obviously dismissed charges of Friend of Michelle's Jussie Smollett.

REVEALED: Top Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx's office has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including murders, shootings, sexual assaults and Jussie Smollett's 'hoax' attack

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx dropped charges against 29.9% of felony defendants during her first three years in office, the Chicago Tribune found

Foxx's case dismissal rate is more than 35% higher than that of her predecessor
The state's attorney told the Tribune that its analysis gave an 'incomplete picture of her commitment to keeping the public safe'

She said she's dropped cases against low-level, nonviolent offenders so prosecutors can focus on violent crimes

But data showed Foxx's office has dismissed cases involving murder, shootings, sex crimes and serious drug offenses at a much higher rate than her predecessor

Foxx gained notoriety last year when her office dropped felony charges against Jussie Smollett, the actor accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself

By MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including many involving charges of murder and other serious crimes - in her first three years on the job, a new report shows.

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The Chicago Tribune on Monday published an analysis of Foxx's overall record on dropping charges, revealing that she has done so at a rate that's 35 percent higher than her predecessor.


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Foxx took over as state's attorney in 2016 with a promise to bring criminal justice reform and to reduce the population of Cook County Jail.

She also took over with a big assist by communist revolution financier George Soros.

I'll keep saying that until they officially make it illegal to say.

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Foxx asserted that her office has focused on dropping cases against low-level, nonviolent offenders - though the Tribune's analysis paints a different picture.

It found that Foxx has consistently dismissed cases involving murder, shootings, sex crimes and serious drug offenses at a significantly higher rate than Alvarez did.

An alderman says Baby Groot is "totally unprepared" and asks the feds to step in to restore order:

If "unprepared" Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot can't get crime under control, the feds must be called in to help, a Windy City politician is urging in the aftermath of a chaotic night of riots and looting.

Brian Hopkins, an alderman who represents parts of the downtown area, blasted Lightfoot in a statement to CWBChicago Monday night.

"Our city was devastated by widespread looting and rioting for which our mayor seemed totally unprepared," he said.

He also accused Lightfoot of offering "nothing but rhetoric and blame," just like she did after similar riots in May.

Obviously this George Soros Agent of Influence has let BLM and antifa terrorists free.

Even Baby Groot seems to admit that rioters and looters have been emboldened by Kim Foxx's No Consequences policy -- but then gets angry and entitled when a reporter asks for clarification.

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Carmen Best, Seattle's First Black Female Police Chief, Resigns After City Council Cuts Her Salary in Half and After Mayor and Governor Permit Rioters to Surround and Menace Her House Every Night

—Ace

Some black lives don't matter so much.

Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani

Seattle's first black police chief is resigning after the city council quite randomly cut her pay and then let anarchists repeatedly surround her house


Great job, everyone involved.

Seattle activists have been demanding that the city cut the police force for months, although it's not clear why. Seattle has fewer officer per capita than...Portland, Maine. It's not a particularly big police department.

Police Chief Best was also upset that her police force was ordered not to police the CHAZ/CHOP, resulting in four people getting shot and two people, including a teenager, dying.


Seattle wasn't letting her do her job, she was being harassed at her home by protesters, and they were cutting her salary by $100,000 (something they never did to her white dude predecessor) in the name of "Black Lives Matter." Sometimes irony is too much, gotta ragequit.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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New York State politics has always been rough-and-tumble, but the Cuomo Crime Family has taken it to new lows. There have been persistent rumors that Cuomo pere was mobbed-up, and he chose not to run for president in 1988 in spite of his significant popularity. But those are rumors; his active support for progressive causes coupled with his embracing of backroom political machinations laid the groundwork for the incredible corruption in Albany.

His son Andrew, or as I prefer to think of him: the slightly-smarter-than-Fredo Cuomo, wallowed in the corruption, and has had no qualms about using sleazy and crooked colleagues to do his bidding.

But we have other corrupt state governments (Hello Illinois!), so this is nothing new in America. But his rank stupidity, coupled with his arrogance that he knows better about pretty much everything conspired to kill thousands and thousands of New York's most vulnerable.

And then he lied and obfuscated and blamed others for his catastrophic missteps.

New York's true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.

That statistic could add thousands to the state’s official care home death toll of just over 6,600. But so far the administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to divulge the number, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures to make it appear it is doing a better than other states and to make a tragic situation less dire.

“That’s a problem, bro,” state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Democrat, told New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker during a legislative hearing on nursing homes earlier this month. “It seems, sir, that in this case you are choosing to define it differently so that you can look better.”

Will we ever get the true numbers? I doubt it, but if Groping-retard Biden gets dumped by the power players of the Democrat party, it will be hugely entertaining to see a Cuomo candidacy. How would he navigate the credible charges of rampant corruption in his administration plus the unbelievable mismanagement of the Wuhan Flu in New York's nursing homes and assisted living facilities?

With lies and manipulation and arm-twisting and blackmail. You know...the Cuomo way!

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Angel Of The Annunciation
Gerard David

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The Morning Report - 8/11/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and what can only be described as a terrorist campaign is being ramped up as both the lockdowns imposed by Democrat mayors and governors on the pretext of a ginned-up health crisis and the initial wave of rioting and urban insurrection have not only not dinged the intended target, President Trump, at all, they have boosted his popularity as we head into the home stretch towards November 3rd. At the very least, they have exposed the true nature of the Democrats to the American people and to put it mildly they do not like what they see.

First of all, late yesterday afternoon, shots were fired within close proximity to the White House.

..."The suspect approached the officer and told the officer he had a weapon. The suspect then turned around, ran aggressively towards the officer, and in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing. He then crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon. The Secret Service officer discharged his weapon striking the individual in the torso."

The shooting occurred just as the President was conducting a press briefing, and was escorted out of the room within moments. To be sure he was not in any real danger and the Secret Service was probably following standard procedure. But given what's going on in America's urban areas and the firebombing of nearby St. John's Church late last May this incident is troubling. And then there's this bit of news.

The anarcho-terrorist front group known as Adbusters, infamous for the astroturfed "Occupy Wall Street" takeover of Zucotti Park about 10 years ago is now threatening to lay siege to the White House for 50 days starting on September 17th, presumably ready to storm the gates and lynch Trump should he refuse to leave the White House on Election Day -- even if he wins.

All right, all you activists:

It's been nine years since we set off the political earthquake of #OccupyWallStreet, laying siege to NYC's Zuccotti Park and inspiring thousands of similar protests around the world.

The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment -- a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience.

The why hardly needs recitation. Because, for these nine years, the shadows have only grown longer. Inequality has soared. Not a single Wall Street CEO spent a night in jail for his role in the 2008 financial meltdown. Politicians and corporate criminals continue to savage the public trust with impunity. And all the while, this howling void of a president, his sins too many to name, sits smugly atop a corona death-toll that may surpass two-hundred thousand Americans by Christmas.

It's time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, on September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C.

We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly fifty days. This is the #WhiteHouseSiege.

A siege only works if it is sustained. We witnessed this -- the multiplying power of a strategic occupation -- nine years ago. You dig in, hold your ground, and the tension accumulates, amplifies, goes global...

Normally, I'd say these vile maggots are full of themselves. But given the destruction we've seen that has ravaged urban areas across the country, with the wink-and-a-nod or even open consent of Democrat elected officials, the completely corrupt district attorneys and attorneys general, many of whom were installed with money from admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros (who is a backer of Occupy Wall Street) who are refusing to prosecute not only the looters and rioters but thousands of other felony cases while emptying the jails of hardened criminals on the pretext they might catch a Chinese cold and we are heading for a potentially dangerous situation. Odd that this commie-communique was belched up on the same day as the shooting incident at the White House.

While the optics of a bedraggled mob of black-clad terrorists attempting to scale the gates at the White House will play in Peoria about as well as CHAZ/CHOP and last weekend's pillaging of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, in the words of poet Jim Morrison "they got the guns but we got the numbers." Of course if they ever attempted a mass assault on the White House, they'd be massacred. Or at least I assume they'd be massacred. Somewhere in the back of my mind, if the shit ever got real in a situation like that, would the phony generals do the same thing that Obama and Clinton did to Chris Stevens and the other martyrs of Benghazi?

Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Light-in-the-Loafers Lightfoot has lost all control of her city as roving gangs of thugs are not only ransacking up and down North Michigan Avenue with impunity, the subhuman garbage of BLM are openly boasting about and calling their thievery "reparations." Seattle, too has lost its mind where yesterday, the city council voted almost unanimously to defund the police, which given the slashing of cops and salaries is in effect an abolition of the police force itself. As a result, Chief Carmen Best, beleaguered as she has been over the past several months, has decided to throw in the towel. Along with the Stumptown, the Windy City and the Big Apple, sic transit gloria Democrat Party.

There have been anecdotal cases of lifelong Democrats looking at what their party is doing and jumping off the crazy train. One story in particular is the absolute surge in gun ownership and first time gun registrations, even in deepest, darkest, bluest anti-gun NYC. It's one thing to have differences of opinion on particular issues, even the most contentious such as abortion. But for the divide to be about the legitimacy of the nation and society itself is quite something else. Even those steeped in bilge from Howard Zinn or the 1619 Project have got to look at the Burning Looting and Murdering and be appalled - even if they won't openly say so for fear of being Burned Looted and Murdered. Naturally, the totally brain dead true believers are a lost cause and are the ones that are doing the Burning Looting and Murdering. So the question is, are they in the majority or the minority, and, down the road, will these old time Democrats turn away from the Shining Path Maoists who have just about hijacked their party? The world wonders...

Meanwhile, as AG William Barr told Mark Levin:

...the riots in places such as Portland and Seattle were highly organized and coordinated, calling them "a new form of urban guerrilla warfare." Barr explained how Antifa "hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean," which is the essence of guerrilla warfare, and that "what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity."

Barr also noted that the Democratic Party's embrace of the violence from Antifa as well as Black Lives Matter was indicative of a broader shift in the American Left, which has "pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded" the founding of the United States, in favor of establishing "a secular religion" with the goal of "complete political victory."

"They want to run people's lives so they can design utopia for all of us," Barr said. "And it's the lust for power. And they weren't expecting Trump's victory. And it outrages them..."

Well, if they were "outraged" by Trump's victory four years ago, stay tuned for this November because you ain't seen nothing yet. And that's win or lose, but especially if he wins.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/10/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The number of conservative successes achieved by the insufferable Never Trump Fredocons in the two decades before Trump came along and broke and humiliated them. None. Kurt Schlichter


Quote II

This state is bankrupt because they’re incompetent. They’re not going to become competent if you give them more money. They’ve they’ve managed the money that they got very poorly. They already have high taxes. There’s a 13.5 state income tax here in California, and the place is still fucked up.Joe Rogan


Quote III

As Police Commissioner and District Attorney, your primary jobs are public safety, not politics. You are failing. Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner

Quote IV

“I am all for peaceful protests, even against me, but this was anything but peaceful,”

“The irony in all of this is that they chanted Black Lives Matter the entire time, but had zero regard for any of the black children that live there or me, a black man,Wisconsin police officer Joseph Mensah


Quote V

"The stress that I felt in the U.S. and concern for my husband and son was gone. It was more of a weight than I had ever realized.” Najoh Tita-Reid

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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:56 PM Comments

Quarantine Cafe: It's Always Some Kind of Weasel Edition

—Ace

Billie, an adorable badger type of weasel:

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Andrew Cuomo: Nah, I Don't See the Need for an Independent View of My Decision to Kill Thousands and Thousands of Elderly People By Forcing Nursing Homes to Take Coronavirus Patients

—Ace

These nursing homes did not have isolation wards and did not have any capacity to keep coronavirus to specific places.

So the wholes of the nursing homes were soon infected, and thousands of people died needlessly.

Or perhaps... this was always the intention?

Well, Andrew Cuomo says there's no need to investigate why he ordered this murderously terrible decision.

He's looked into his actions, and he's given himself a clean bill of health.

Jon Campbell
@JonCampbellGAN

Cuomo says he doesn't see the need for an independent review of the state's handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

This will actually be enough for almost half the country. A Democrat said something, and therefore it is racist to question it.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said "you'd have to be blind" to think calls to further calls to investigate the coronavirus deaths linked to state nursing homes amid the pandemic are "not political."


Cuomo, during a press conference Monday, said he "wouldn't do an investigation" into the nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic in the state of New York.

"I wouldn't do an investigation whether or not it's political, everybody can make that decision for themselves," Cuomo said. "I think you'd have to be blind to realize it's not political."

We don't need independent investigations into political wrongdoing, because each person can decide for himself what happened?

Does this rule protect Republicans, too, or just leftwing corporatist Democrats?

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Cuomo has been insisting that the thousands of nursing home deaths had nothing to do with his March 25 order that required nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients who were medically stable without testing them, claiming that the deaths were caused by infected staff members who spread the virus.

A report released last month backs up his claims, but experts have questioned the report's methods.

A report Cuomo ordered and which was conducted by his political hacks, they mean. Thus the refusal of an outside investigation.

Unrelated: Kamala Harris' twitter account has unfollowed Joe Biden's account.

Does this mean anything?

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Reports of Gunfire Heard at the White House

—Ace

I wonder if this has anything to do with the Democrats paramilitaries, who have called for a "siege" around the White House starting September 17th.

Maybe one of the lunatics got an early start.

Apparently the Secret Service shot someone.

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In Liberal Blue Northern Virginia, a Judge Lets a Rapist Out of Jail To Protect Him from COVID.
He Then Goes to His Accuser's House and Shoots Her in the Head.

—Ace

This is the future that the Left, along with their NeverTrump Junior Partners, has in mind for us.


A rape suspect who was released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, went on to kill the woman who had accused him, police in Virginia say.

On Wednesday, July 29, officers found a woman shot to death on S. Greenmount Drive. It was Alexandria's first homicide of the year. The victim was later identified as Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez.

Gonzalez had testified against Bouaichi in Alexandria District Court in December. He was indicted on rape charges and jailed without bond.

So he was in jail only on charges.

The fact that he immediately went out and murdered this woman, and then killed himself like a coward, suggests to me he was guilty, and that his original judge was right to jail him pre-trial.

When the pandemic hit, Bouaichi's lawyers argued that he should be freed while awaiting trial because the virus endangered both inmates and their attorneys.

Did him being in jail also endanger the precious School Teachers? Because whatever happens, we must protect the precious School Teachers.

Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins released Bouaichi on $25,000 bond, ordering him not to leave his Maryland home unless meeting with his lawyers or court officials, The Washington Post reports.

It is well known that criminals always obey laws and judges orders.

He was released April 9 and murdered this poor woman August 5th. So he waited a couple of months to commit the murder.

Maybe it took him that long to buy an illegal gun. (Strange that he went out hunting for a gun even though he was ordered to not leave the house...)

How many more need to die before the Suburban Karens wake the fuck up?

Thanks to redridinghood.

In Manhattan Beach, CA, #WokeWhiteMoralityPolice attacked two men for not wearing masks as they tried to eat burritos.

The "Ken" of the couple threw coffee in one guy's face, prompting one of the two men to go after him. The "Karen" actually tried to mix it up with the guy, and I am very, very sad that the guy didn't slap the #Whore out of her low-class mouth. Instead he just traded wrestles with her.

The right is going to start using the same level of violence that the left is using, and the bodycount on the left is going to be high.

Meanwhile: Man shot dead after charging at cop with two sai knives.

Content warning on the video.

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#Woke ESPN Radio Host: Isn't It Funny That Jonathan Isaacs, Who Refused to Take a Knee, Suffered a Season-Ending Knee Injury?

—Ace

The comfortable corporate left does nothing but snarl and sneer at their betters.

Last Friday, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic, who is an ordained Christian minister, became the first NBA player to refuse to kneel for the national anthem; he also would not wear the Black Lives Matter T-shirt his teammates were wearing.

On Sunday, as the Magic played the Sacramento Kings, Isaac suffered a season-ending ACL injury, which prompted ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard to post a poll question asking whether people thought the injury was "funny."

In case you're wondering, yes, "Le Batard" does in fact mean "the bastard."

Outkick the Coverage calls Le Batard's casualness and celebrating a gruesome injury an example of leftwing privilege:

Le Batard's show is the epitome of far-left sports coverage. A player standing is so bothersome that it justified laughing at a gruesome injury.

Could you imagine Le Batard running a similar poll if Colin Kaepernick went down with an injury? Of course not. He’d be met with a termination letter before he had time to check his Twitter account.


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As is the case in any industry, employees know what they can get away with, and what they can’t. So, those in favor of the double standard, push it until they go too far.

Let's check in to see how the ESPN television network is doing -- they've seen a lot of losses in subscriber base for going on ten years now. Has that finally stabilized?

Spoiler Alert: Fuck nope.

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Trump fires TVA Board members for outsourcing labor & allowing CEO to loot its bank account [Buck Throckmorton]

—Open Blogger

Donald Trump puts America first, and more importantly he puts American workers first.

A quick primer, the Tennessee Valley Authority (or “TVA” for short) was created in 1933 to provide flood control on the Tennessee River, generate electricity, and propel economic development in Appalachia.

President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.

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Chicago Devolves Into Savage Hellscape As Mostly Peaceful Looters Destroy the City's Businesses

—Ace

100 Mostly Peaceful Looters were arrested.

A few Mostly Peaceful Gunmen shot people.

Hundreds of looters descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city's South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said.

When police shot a man after he opened fire on officers Sunday afternoon, the incident apparently prompted a social media post hours later urging looters to converge on the business district, Police Superintendent David Brown told a news conference.

Some 400 additional officers were dispatched to the area after the department spotted the post. Over the next several hours, police made more than 100 arrests and 13 officers were injured, including one who was struck in the head with a bottle, Brown said.

Brown dismissed any suggestion that the chaos was part of an organized protest of the shooting, instead calling it "pure criminality" that included occupants of a vehicle opening fire on police who were arresting a man they spotted carrying a cash register.

What makes this opportunistic mayhem any different from the other opportunistic mayhem we've seen for an entire season now?

Is this admission -- that these are merely savage criminals, not "protesters," whether mostly peaceful or otherwise -- prompted only because the truth cannot be hidden in this particular case, or is this a sign that looters and rioters will no longer be given the "mostly peaceful protester" cover?

Probably the former, I think. They're only admitting these were simple criminals because the cover story of "protesters" would not hold here.

No officers were wounded by gunfire, but a security guard and a civilian were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot, and five guns were recovered, he said.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreed that the melee had nothing to do with a protest. "This was straight-up felony criminal conduct," she said. "This was an assault on our city."

Oh look, Gizmo from Gremlins woke up for once.

I think it was the gun crime that did it. The left doesn't like guns. Looting, rioting, and vicious attacks with hand-held weapons they're absolutely fine with.

But guns? That's some KKK shit right there.

Even this leftwing firebrand -- who you might remember offered such a strong defense of Jeremiah Wright that even Obama criticized him -- admits this was "orchestrated:"

"This was obviously very orchestrated," the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a prominent Roman Catholic priest and activist on the city's South Side, told Chicago television station WBBM.

Doc Zero/John Hayward ties this criminal Thunderdome around Joe Biden's neck, and writes that this is the Final Form of Grievance Ideology::

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Tater: The Right Has Media Properties Devoted to "Tearing Down" Joe Biden, But the Left Doesn't Have Anything Like That for Trump

—Ace

Oh?

CNN chief medial reporter Brian Stelter beclowned himself yet again during Sunday's no-so Reliable Sources. Between raging at right-wing media and talk radio for questioning Joe Biden's mental lucidity, and claiming left-wing hacks like himself weren't dedicated to "tearing down" President Trump, Stelter was out to prove that he was willing to lie with impunity. And at one point, a guest floated the idea of weaponizing the Federal Communication Commission to target and presumably shut down right-wing talk radio.

Gaslighting his viewers from the get-go, Stelter hoped they wouldn't remember how he was among the first in the liberal media to demand the press start questioning Trump's mental health, as he railed against right-wing media for now questioning Biden's.

Here's that Mark Dice compilation of Tater repeatedly and histrionically questioning Trump's sanity.

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Vicious Mentally-Ill Sadists Now Trying to Cancel... a 16 Year Old Girl for Practicing Accents When She Was 9 Years Old

—Ace

Maddie Ziegler used to be on "Dance Moms," apparently.

he usual mentally-ill, miserable monsters went trolling through her social media from seven years ago, when she was nine, and found a little kid doing accents.

Nine. They're now going after nine year olds.

Maddie Ziegler has offered an apology for some old videos of her that have resurfaced online.

In a post on Twitter, the dancer and actress apologizes for the videos, which were made when she was 9-years-old, and featured her mocking "people and accents."

I can't think of a better way to Signal Your Virtue than bullying a child into a forced rite of public humiliation.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"SOMEBODY CALL THE POLICE!" shrieked the Antifa thug with a 'DEFUND THE POLICE' sign and an ACAB T-shirt just before he was slammed to the pavement by the driver of the car whose progress he thought he could obstruct.

I've seen a number of videos where there's pushback on Antifa/BLM from normal Americans, either by simply not stopping their vehicles or actually getting out and decking one of the loudmouth protestors.

And I'm surprised (maybe I shouldn't be) how they react most of the time when this happens:

They start screaming "Somebody call the police!"

Isn't that kind of weird?

This is a group that wants to *defund* the police. And now they want *help* from the police who wouldn't be there if they had they way. They want help from from those whom they have previously declared to be bastards, all of them. That's what ACAB means, right?

It looks like the Antifa losers haven't thought through what it means to reject law and order. Because the laws and morality that they despise actually protect them. What if normal Americans did not feel restrained from going out and busting heads? What if the citizens of Portland decided that if the Portland police weren't going to do their jobs, they would do it for them?

If that day ever came, it would go very badly for Antifa/BLM.

In the video below, a scuffle breaks out and it looks like the Antifa losers are getting whupped on pretty good. This is called making them play by their own rules. They claim to have rejected all of the norms and values of Western Civilization. OK then, this is what life is going to be like when you do that. The violence and chaos they bring to others is now being visited on them. It's going to be all against all and only the strong will win. Soy boys with mental health and social adjustment issues will not stand a chance in such an environment. Do they actually think the world of 'Mad Max' is going to be fun?



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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Approaching Storm By Railway
Jeffrey Smart

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The Morning Report - 8/10/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Monday and the big story is, of course, President Trump making like Moe Howard and slamming Malig-Nancy Pelosi's and Cuck Schemer's heads together by unilaterally enacting Chinese Lung AIDS relief via executive order. The end-run around them was not only a brilliant political move but just the right thing to do; and that is something that this president has been mostly stellar at for his entire term.

... When the virus first appeared, Trump, in good faith, allowed Fauci to lead him down the primrose path. This meant giving in to, and signing off on, the Democrats' demands for stimulus bills. His agreement made the Democrats foolhardy. With the economy on life support, deaths from the virus dropping, and Americans desperately wanting to go back to work, the Democrats decided that they could again lard the latest stimulus bill with all manner of things. They assumed Trump would be either trapped or compliant.

What they hadn't realized was that Trump, like a cat watching a rat draw near, was just waiting for the right moment to spring. Saturday was that day. In the kind of press conference that helps win elections, Trump explained that he was cutting through the Democrats' ridiculous negotiating tactics and using his executive power to bring relief directly to Americans...

The executive orders Trump signed do four things:

1. Create a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 annually. The executive order will be retroactive to August 1 and end on December 31, putting more money in employees' pockets.
2. Continue enhanced unemployment benefits at $400 per week, which is $200 less than the Democrats were demanding, which Trump alleges (probably correctly) makes going back to work more attractive.
3. Extend the eviction moratorium on federal subsidized housing.
4. Suspend student loan payments. (It's to be hoped that Trump will not ultimately endorse Elizabeth Warren's demand that the Wuhan virus should be used as an excuse to forgive all student loans. If someone was stupid enough to get a $300,000 gender studies degree, taxpayers should not be on the hook.)...

The Democrat-Media Complex went into absolute freakout mode, doing the fatally-wounded-Pris-replicant flail, flinging all manner of dung from words like "unconstitutional" to the tired but usually effective bromide of "killing Social Security!" Kind of funny, as in disgusting, that Malig-Nancy Pelosi declared Trump's actions as "unconstitutional slop." Unfortunately, a mobbed-up old battle-axe doesn't have the vocabulary to come up with that on her own, and what makes it that much worse is that she was parroting our very own Ben Sasse! Yay!

"The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law," Sasse said...

Well, Senator Sasse, you are correct in the abstract, but this is illustrative of the overall pickle we're in as a nation and society. The Democrats will use the Constitution as a shield as well as a cudgel when it suits them. When they can't and it doesn't, they ignore it completely, banking on the fact that a rogue judiciary and the SCOTUS will rubber stamp anything they do. And even then, the bureaucracy is always there to implement laws with zero constitutional authority, again relying on the judiciary to cover their ass and carve it into granite when the lawsuits fly. We on the other hand, have to always play by the rules even when the entire thing is rigged from start to finish.

Look, I get it. I'd be lying if I said I thought that this end run was kosher. But neither was DACA and look what happened when Trump exercised his absolute legal authority to end it. With America's cities going up in flames and Bolshevik Revolution 2: BLM/Antifa Boogaloo a red nether hair's breadth from wiping us out for good, should we be sticklers for following rules that the other side never does?

Or perhaps I'm over analyzing this whole thing. As I said, from a political standpoint, it was brilliance. Trump read Alinsky's damn book and played this perfectly. Look at what the Democrats are being forced to do - oppose a program giving money to average citizens who are hurting because of Democrat-imposed lockdowns and shutdowns. Cutting off the people from Uncle Sugar does not go down well with the public, especially less than 90 days from an election.

Paul Mirengoff, who's no big Trump booster was blown away:

...Questions surround the legality of accomplishing at least some of these things via executive order. Trump's response to that might be, "so sue me."

There are also questions about the fiscal impact of some of the measures, at least for those who still care about the national debt. In addition, there are questions about the efficacy of a payroll tax cut and the wisdom of extended generous unemployment benefits.

However, as a political matter, Trump's move looks like a masterstroke. Since the days of FDR, the public has always seemed to approve of presidents who act to ameliorate suffering while Congress diddles. A flurry of activity, even of the futile or potentially counterproductive kind, makes a president look energetic and caring.

In this instance, Trump's move might well force congressional Democrats to reach a deal. That outcome, too, would be a political win for the president...

This move comes right on the heels of Angel-of-Death Cuomo's decision to order New York state's public schools to open on time for the fall semester. The two, like virtually everything in the links across all categories, are interrelated. People need to get back to work and the continued lockdown is now a political albatross around the Democrats' collective neck, with the violent riots and Joe Biden's liquefied medulla oblongata the cinderblocks tied to each leg.

Insofar as the only way they can defeat Trump is through the Mail-In Voting swindle, having the schools open, and in a state as important politically and population-wise as New York, means it's safe to vote in person. Schools representing a large percentage of polling places in NY and no doubt all over the country. Naturally, Cuomo can pull a fast one and order them shut but to do that would earn him the wrath of New Yorkers across all political lines.

Even putting that aside, the nation has had enough; enough of the riots and thuggery of Antifa and BLM, enough of Dr. Falsie and his Medicine Show, enough of having lives and livelihoods destroyed and enough of being blood-libeled as racists. Again, at the risk of the pessimists shaking their heads, let me just ask, given all of this, can you still see Biden's carcass dragged over the finish line in a clear, unambiguous victory come November? I can't.

We're absolutely loaded with links and there are a lot of good ones, so do peruse all of the categories.

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.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (8/9/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I had distant relatives who died under the Nazi’s,” Shatner said. “I hope you can understand that I feel ‘distinctions’ are labels & labels are dehumanizing. Am I clear?” William Shatner


Quote II

“My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe. Within a week I was back on my feet.” Democratic New York City Councilman Paul Vallone


Quote III

“In order to remove an obstacle, allow the start of the peace process and an end of bloodshed, the Loya Jirga approves the release of 400 Taliban,”The grand assembly of Afghanistan – the Loya Jirga resolution

Quote IV

"I made the decision for my kids to be at home, and I don't really see how any district can come in and say what my kid can't wear in my house. I don't think they have any right to say what happens in my house. I think they have enough to worry about as opposed to what the kids are wearing. They need to make sure they're getting educated"Elizabeth Ballinger

Quote V


"I trusted my people, they trusted me, and South Dakota is in a good spot in our fight against COVID-19. The #Sturgis motorcycle rally starts this weekend, and we're excited for visitors to see what our great state has to offer!"South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem


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The Comment of The Week


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Tweet of The Day

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Gun Thread: Post Hurricane Madness Edition! [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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I tried to tell you people that a hurricane was coming! As predicted, we had a bigly amount of rain this past week from the storm that came up the east coast. Bigly amounts. Torrentially bigly amounts. Truth be told I think the farm in Central Virginia was spared the worst, but it's going to need a few more days to dry out. I'm also a little bit scairt of the vegetation situation there, as I haven't mowed the road on the farm in about 8 weeks. So that's going to be project one as soon as I get back down there. Fortunately, the tractor and the brush cutter are up to the job. Project two will be to catch up on shooting some video! Having said all that, there is still some gun stuff for the week. Let's get to that below, shall we?

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Food Thread: Food Thread...Food Thread...

—CBD

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I've never been a fan, for many reasons. First of all, those skewers get hot, or if you use wooden ones they burn. And why jam all of that food together and miss out on the best part of the grill...the smoke and flame hitting the food...on 1/3 of the surface of the food? It doesn't make sense. And then we arrive at the silliness of cooking all of that stuff together, for the same amount of time with the same amount of heat. This is not cooking; this is laziness.

But the photo is gorgeous, so what the hell...

That's the problem with a lot of the food photography that I find on the internet. It's of food that doesn't interest me much, but it looks so damned good that I am tempted to use it anyway. And the alternative is to take my own photographs, but as many of you (Bluebell!) love to point out, half the time they are upside down.

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First-World Problems...Part Hemeretzi

—CBD

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Woe is me! My little town, which is dotted with gorgeous hardwood trees, lost more than 100 of them because of a recent windstorm. In the process of falling they also knocked down dozens of power and cable lines, which, while not uncommon, was notable because of the number of homes affected.

And what did we lose? Light and air conditioning and refrigeration and powered garage door openers and pool pumps and traffic lights and TV and worst of all...the internet!

This happened a few times in the last tens years or so, and after the second flood of my basement I got a generator to run the sump pumps*. Then of course I wanted to run heat and refrigeration and some lights, so I installed a manual transfer switch, which allowed me to power up to 10 circuits, which is plenty! I also installed a dedicated plug, so I simply roll out the generator from the garage (Yup..I have to lift the door by hand!), plug it into the receptacle, and start it up.

But I did some calculations, and I realized that I could power the entire house if I don't try to run the air conditioners. But that means removing the transfer switch and installing an "interlock," which separates the house from the street power (to prevent sending power back to the street and maybe killing a utility worker) and replaces it with the generator power.

But...can I also power up the air-conditioning system (one of them...not both)? That's the worst part of blackouts during the summer..we are so incredibly lucky to live in America, where air conditioning is just assumed. And none of this 78 degrees crap. The colder the better!

Rated load is 16 amps, and it requires a 30 amp circuit. So assuming the worst, that it pulls 30 amps at startup, that's still only 6,600 watts, which is just below the transient capacity of my generator. But...does it pull more power than that during the few seconds of maximum load, and are the breakers designed to handle more than the rated capacity for brief periods?

This is the agony of 21st century America!

The horror...the horror...

* I recently installed an inverter with two deep-discharge marine batteries to drive one of the sump pumps in case I'm not around when we lose power.

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You Tout Socialism For Others? Well Here It Is For You: Good And Hard!

—CBD

Bernie, after you have spent your entire career spouting nonsense and supporting pretty much every crackpot leftist idea, you finally stumbled onto one that makes real (read: angry) conservatives smile.

I wholeheartedly support this bill!

Sen. Sanders proposes one-time tax that would cost Bezos $42.8 billion, Musk $27.5 billion

The “Make Billionaires Pay Act” would impose a one-time 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires between March 18, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021. The funds would be used to pay for out-of-pocket health-care expenses for all Americans for a year. As of Aug. 5, the bill would tax $731 billion in wealth accumulated by 467 billionaires since March 18, according to a press release. If passed, the bill would tax billionaires on wealth accumulated through the end of the year, however.
From a rational public policy perspective, it is stupendously, catastrophically, wildly counter-productive. And as tax policy it is even worse. But I don't care. Stick it to our current crop of billionaires, whose wealth is sheltered to a large extent from the depredations of the Democrat party (and, sadly, many Republicans). It is so very easy for them to advocate spending other people's money, because even confiscatory taxes injure others far more than they. Tax Bezos' income at the highest marginal rate, and he is still left with an almost unimaginable amount of money. Tax a small business owner at the same rate and he must carefully budget and allocate and modify his spending to survive.

The schadenfreude if this ever manages to pass (of course it won't) would be delicious, and would absolutely last for more than four hours. Imagine the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments among the Silicon Valley elite, or the sneaky old bastard in Omaha, or Soros!

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-09-2020

—OregonMuse

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Blackwell's Books, Oxford, UK


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules), and the rest of you winos, wine aunts, lushes, imbibers, tipplers, dipsomaniacs and other assorted drunks. 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 just scream out "racism!" and "cultural appropriation!"



Pic Note:

This is the "Norrington Room" of Blackwell's, which contains 160,000 books on > 3 miles of shelf space. It was named after Sir Arthur Lionel Pugh Norrington, publisher and President of Trinity College at Oxford.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

( *Tarl Cabot sagely nods* )

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EMT 08/09/20

—krakatoa

Happy Sunday!

Let's start it all over again.

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