May 09, 2021

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (5/9/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“I pulled my .38 out of my right pocket and pointed it at the ground and told them if a weapon points at me again, I will shoot to eliminate the threat.” Joe Hall of Portland, OR

Quote II

At this point in our history, it’s become increasingly clear that the group posing the greatest threat to innocent Americans is our political class that has allowed so many of our neighborhoods, schools, and economic centers to erode – so that cops are left to constantly pick up the broken pieces. Kevin Nicholson

Quote III

“So we, including my family, are at a crossroads. We’re vaccinated and feeling safer about having a small wedding, but now we can’t stand or dance at our own wedding. It just seems a bit extreme to me.” Soon to be groom, Daniel Chazen

Quote IV

“There is always going to be something that you can have grievances about in a society that’s as complex as ours,” Gordon Pennycock

Quote V

“The scale at which CBP can leverage a contract like this one is staggering,” Mohammad Tajsar, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

Quote VI

“We’ve had practically a non-existent flu season this year merely because people were doing the kinds of public health things that were directed predominantly against COVID-19,” Anthony Fauci, Attention Whore


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The Comment of The Week

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Gun Thread: Samurai Mother's Day Edition! [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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Howdy, Y'all, and welcome once again to the Gun Thread! If you're new, this is the time we gather 'round each week and talk about guns 'n shooting. Don't be bashful, jump in and introduce yourself! We are lucky to have a bunch of really knowledgeable regulars here in just about every aspect of the hobby, so if you have a question, please just ask away. We're happy to have you here!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! If you haven't yet, please let your mom know you love her and generally appreciate her having brought you into the world. Thanks WeaselMom!

I popped down to the farm for a quick trip this week to check on things. All good, but I didn't have time for much shooting, unfortunately. I really need to take my own advice and make a little more of an effort while I am there by taking a break from the rigors of organic tree farming, which to the untrained eye, resembles sitting in a comfy chair looking at pine trees, drinking coffee and smoking cigars.

Programming Note: I am going to be on a highly-classified Top Secret mission next Sunday evening, so I won't be around to comment much on the thread. I will check in from time-to-time to see how things are going, so remember, no fighting in the Gun Thread, please try not to burn the place down, and remember the 'ette's are armed! I'll be back as usual for the following Sunday.

And with that, let's see what we have below, shall we?

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Food Thread: It's Not Your Mother's Tunafish In A Can

—CBD

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Crusted tuna is one of my favorite foods; tuna handles the texture of the sesame seeds very well, probably because it is a nice dense fish. Toothsome, as it were. One common problem though is when chefs use strong and vibrant flavors with tuna; it is a surprisingly delicate-flavored fish, in spite of its meaty appearance and moth feel, so it's easy to overwhelm the fish with the herbs and spices.

I realize that rare tuna isn't to everyone's taste, but it's easy to cook it medium...just treat it like a steak, only with milder heat. Just don't cook it well done, because the food gods will smite you for your sin.

One of the challenges of buying tuna for eating raw or rare is that depending on where the chunk is cut it may have lots of connective tissue. When it is cooked, the connective tissue is much less noticable, but when raw or rare it can detract from the texture. And tuna is not inexpensive, so try to choose a piece that has as little of it as possible.

Another reason for that photo is the beauty of well done food pictures. I have absolutely no talent at photography, and food is particularly difficult to photograph because...um...reasons. So when I see a nice photo of a food I really like, I'll grab it and torture you folks.

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First-World Problems...Part 412

—CBD

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Do you see it?

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Do you see the problem?

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

I can't go on...

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Your Papers Please!

—CBD

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The graphic is not too far from the reality in Hong Kong, which is suffering draconian social control in the guise of preventing widespread Wuhan flu infection.

And in this country, primarily in the blue states we have armies of Karen's ruthlessly enforcing offensive "emergency" regulations designed to control our behavior for the same amorphous goal...controlling a viral disease that is probably ubiquitous and empirically with about the same mortality and morbidity as a bad seasonal flu. And more disturbing, much less dangerous than other diseases that are allowed to run rampant in our country. Think back to the 1980s, when AIDS was uncontrollable, but the powers-that-be, in particular Anthony Fauci, refused to use proven public health methods to isolate carriers of the disease, and in fact allowed them to infect the nation's blood supply, which condemned to death thousands of hemophiliacs.

So spare me the tired and easily refuted claim that our current situation is simply a scientific response to a dangerous disease. Similar responses to dangerous situations would never be accepted, and would trigger immediate and appropriate legal responses. Just imagine if Fredo The Elder (Andrew Cuomo) announced that until the murder rate in the worst precincts in NYC dropped to the background level of the rest of the country, all people above a certain age were subject to search for weapons. Or that policemen would be posted in every supermarket to search all morbidly overweight people for prohibited foods.

Those are ridiculous and unacceptable examples of government overreach, yet we are currently tolerating similar insults to our rights, and looming on the horizon are even more insidious measures. Vaccine passports, segregation of the vaccinated from the unvaccinated, and many more degradations of our rights as free people are coming, and soon.

How different is a vaccine passport compared to the yellow star of Nazi Germany, or a letter from the Red Guards allowing travel to the cities, or an ID card allowing one entrance into a communist party food store in Moscow?

The advent of incredibly fast computers, completely interconnected, and vast databases that can be accessed from literally anywhere with a cellular connection makes the Nazis and the Soviets and the Chinese communists mere dilettantes compared to the current surveillance state.

Papers could be forged...badges could be manufactured...the authorities could be evaded (at least for a time). But how many of us have the technical knowledge and skills to evade a vaccine passport requirement? Or avoid being tracked with our cell phones and internet log-ons and electronic toll systems and credit cards and facial recognition systems and license plate readers and on and on and on.

We are in the midst of a profound shift to authoritarian rule, but this time the tools available to those in power are orders of magnitude more powerful than even the infamous East German Ministry For State Security had!

The dystopian novels of the past predicted exactly this, but they were warnings...and we ignored them.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread: [05/09/2021 [All Hail Eris]

—Open Blogger

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Good morning to you all from the stately Dungeon of Discord. Welcome once again to the classy and luxurious Sunday Morning Book Thread, the plushly appointed mosh pit of opinion, snark, choler, jest and japery, and our continuing conversation on books, reading, writing, and spending too much yet never enough on more books. Unlike that uptight square OregonMuse, I don't impose harsh moral strictures, or expect my readers to obey outmoded notions of decency. If you want to read Catullus skyclad, or bone up on Plato lounging in a silk shorty robe, who am I to judge? Nor will I judge you for wearing pants. Even if it's these pants, which are like chaps that use the entire chap.

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EMT 5/08/21

—krakatoa

Happy Sunday!

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Daily Tech News 9 May 2021

—Pixy Misa

Top Story
  • AMD's upcoming Rembrandt APU will feature 8 Zen 3+ cores and 12 RDNA2 GPU cores with support for PCIe 4.0, USB 4, and DDR 5 on TSMC's 6nm process unless it doesn't. (WCCFTech)

    The two big changes are the much faster integrated GPU, and the much faster DDR5 memory support to match. One isn't really much good without the other. AMD hasn't released PCIe 4.0 for laptop parts yet because of the increased power consumption, so this will be the first part with that as well.

    These are expected to arrive early next year for both laptops and desktops, with the updated Zen 4 desktop CPUs coming later in the year. Both will require new motherboards, because DDR5 memory uses a different socket. (Not unreasonable since it runs twice as fast.)

    Straight Zen 3+ CPUs have reportedly been cancelled, but this will combine Zen 3 CPU cores with RDNA 2 graphics for the first time. The new Xbox and PlayStation consoles have RDNA 2 graphics but use the older Zen 2 cores.





Notice me senpai!

Anime is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, a high-school romantic comedy that has that rarest of all traits - it knows when to end, and does.



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Saturday Overnight Open Thread – 05/08/2021
[Buck Throckmorton]

—Open Blogger

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WATER TOWERS

If you've ever had to haul a can of paint to the top of a water tower to defend your sister's honor, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy

Cleverly painted water towers are yet another form of art that is better and more creative than most any modern art taking up space in art galleries.

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Plenty more at this link

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SURVEY MANIA

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 05-08-2021 [TheJamesMadison]

—Open Blogger

Why David Lynch?

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David Lynch first appeared on the movie scene with his debut feature Eraserhead in 1977. Since then his reputation as a rather strange filmmaker has been cemented through his body of work that spans ten feature films, one television show, and more than 40 years. He's won the Palme d'Or at Cannes once while nominated four times, been nominated for the Best Director Oscar three times, and has become a critical darling. However, larger mass audiences resist his films.

And it makes total sense.

Lynch is not a filmmaker for everyone. Not in the least. I would never, ever try to push anyone I didn't think was predisposed to liking Lynch into trying to watch anything he's made outside of a couple of exceptions (I'll get to those). His movies do not follow traditional filmmaking grammar and vocabulary, eschewing most of what audiences come to expect from how a story is presented to them. I say something similar about Terrence Malick's films, but I'm convinced most people can get through his stylistic differences and discover the gold that's there. I cannot say the same about Lynch. I love him, but it's almost like being genetically predisposed to thinking that cilantro tastes like soap. Somethings are not getting worked around.

So how can we tell if you're ready to give Lynch a try? Well, let's dig in a bit to talk about how he tells his stories.

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Saturday Afternoon Checkers (And Any Other Games You Like) Thread

—CBD

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Apparently there is a large and vibrant checkers-playing world out there that is independent of kids playing each other or grandpa having some fun with the grand-kids.

Most games that aren't obviously random have strategies that will maximize one's chances to win, and I assume that checkers is no different. So it shouldn't surprise me that they have tournaments! Hell, Man competes at pretty much everything...it's part of what makes us human.

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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Reminds me of our youngest)

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Another jammed pack thread this weekend. Kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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Impromptu Garden Thread

—WeirdDave

It just occurred to me that KT mentioned last night that she was going into the hospital for a minor procedure. I didn't consider how that might impact the Saturday gardening thread, but since there isn't one in the queue, I figured I better throw something up. I don't have anything prepared, so lets start with...this:

That's my garden at the new house. I've never had a garden this large, and it was actually a struggle to fill it up. I've got tomatoes, peppers, corn, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, beans, peas, onions, squash, cukes, carrots, watermelons , cantaloupes, asparagus, cabbage and brussels sprouts growing (ETA: I forgot the berries. The lower right quadrant of the garden in the picture has berry bushes. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and I even plated a couple of grape vines for gits and shiggles). The brussels sprouts aren't going to make it, they got a blight. The whole thing is set up for automatic watering every day (the sprinklers on posts at the two corners), and it seems to be doing well. I can't wait until later in the year when I start harvesting stuff, I'll keep you updated.

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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Happy Saturday Horde.

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EMT 5/08/21

—krakatoa

Isn't it about time you had a refreshing glass of EMT?

It's fortified with 1 grain!

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Daily Tech News 8 May 2021

—Pixy Misa

Top Stories




A Dirty Pair AMV I haven't seen before? How? It was only created a month ago?

Will wonders never cease?

The second half is Dirty Pair Flash - the prequel series made instead of the planned sequel because the original actress for Yuri had retired and moved to America - but makes it look good.


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Just Sit Right Back And You'll Hear A Tale, A Tale Of An ONT

—WeirdDave

Friday night! Date night, how about a nice, quiet dinner?

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Quarantine Cafe: Make No Mistake, the GOP Has a Bat Problem Edition

—Ace

Adopting a dog that was surrendered for being "uncontrollable" and "aggressive." Spoiler: he's not.

Puppy is abandoned in the desert. But nice humans rescue her.


Wild bird rescued as a chick is released back into the wild... but wants to stick around.

The president of Ireland's dog demanded equal time during a statement:

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LOL: Kevin McCarthy's Idea of "Fair Market Value:" He Paid $1,500 For a Room in a 12 Bedroom Mansion

—Ace

As I think Joe Mannix said, it's hard to say what "fair market value" is for a room in a mansion (and full access to all its amenities) because there is no market for such a thing. People who own mansions do not rent out rooms to people, and people who rent rooms do not rent them in mansions.

But I'll tell you what "fair market value" for a large room in a mansion is not: It's not fifteen hundred dollars per month.

It's a 7,000-square-foot space -- a combination of four penthouse apartments -- with what appear to be homeowner’s association (HOA) fees of nearly $5,000 per month.

In August and September of 2018, Luntz purchased four adjoining penthouse units in the Clara Barton building in Penn Quarter for a total of almost $4.3 million. Combined, the units totaled 6,960 square feet and had 12 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms and four half-baths. The HOA fees alone on the units are $4,976 per month, according to Redfin.com.

The three-level units, each 1,740 square feet, are:

1146 -- $1,050,000 purchase price, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, HOA dues $1,244 a month

1147 -- $1,080,000, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, HOA dues $1,244 a month

1148 -- $1,080,000 three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, HOA dues $1,244 a month

1149 -- $1,080,000, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, HOA dues $1,244 a month

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Besides the "room" he rented, McCarthy would have had access to a 24/7 concierge, a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a media room, a business center, and a party room with a bar and pool table.

Some pictures of one of the units here at Redfin.

Now multiply that in your head by four.

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Given that this was really four units combined together into a pseudomansion, I imagine that McCarthy usually had full access to an entire million-dollar-plus "wing" of the estate.

A nice apartment in that neighborhood routinely costs $5,000 or more per month-- and that's not a four-apartment-joined-together-as-an-ultrapenthouse situation.

"Make no mistake, the GOP has a grassroots problem." -- David French, taking a break from anti-Christian propaganda to argue that the grassroots isn't properly deferential to the grifter/elite class

29 This is standard though.

When a politician flies on private jet, they declare the value as the price of a seat on a commercial flight.

It is not fair market value of the thing they receive, but fair market value of the alternative. Bullshit? yes, but also common.
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Yeah but you cannot even get a room in DC proper for $1500, unless it's like a shared room in a youth hostel.

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Quick Hits: Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Range Robbery Edition

—Ace

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More Fallout from Disastrous Jobs Report: Left Declares That The Only Problem Is That Democrats Aren't Spending Enough !

—Ace

The Left thinks they know what the problem is.

It's the same problem they always have when their plans and schemes fail catastrophically: We just didn't spend enough of money we don't have on our catastrophic plans and schemes.

Biden's Chief of Staff, archprogressive/nigh-communist Ron Klain -- who Redsteeze snarks is the actual president puppeteering Biden -- retweeted this claim, indicating it's what President Klain believes to be true.

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GAINZZZ and BOOKZZZ

—Ace

I'm hobbled by a planar fascitis pain in the heel. I think I got it from walking uphill with weights. So I've got no GAINZZZ.

On the BOOKZZZ front: I know this is a mancard-forfeiting offense, but I never saw Where Eagles Dare. I've seen bits of it, I saw some machine-gun fighting inside the castle, but not more than ten minutes of it.

I always meant to watch it. Never did.

The Critical Drinker praised high hell out of the movie, so I looked on Amazon and saw I could buy it for $5, so I did.

I also bought the book for $4, which I started reading yesterday.

It's really good so far. I can't recommend it yet, given that I've only read the first few chapters, but so far it's living up to what Critical Drinker promised. I'm reading the book first because Drinker said it had a lot of twists, which I imagine would be better handled in a book. More clues and anticipation in a book. In a movie that kind of intricate plotting tends to be either rushed or omitted completely.

What about you? GAINZZZ? BOOKZZZ?

PLANZZZ?

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David French Goes There: "The GOP Has a Grassroots Problem"

—Ace

In other words: The problem with the GOP is GOP voters.


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This article is for members only, and there's no way I'm giving them my credit card information. They'd dox me within the hour.

If anyone knows anyone who is a "member" of this oligarch's PR operation, please send me the full article.

Bertold Brecht's "Die Losung" (The Solution) was intended to be a nasty joke, not a political agenda:

After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers' Union
Had leaflets distributed on the Stalinallee [a street]
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could only win it back
By increased work quotas. Would it not in that case be simpler
for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

GOP voters have forfeited the confidence of the Conservative, Inc. grifter class that misleads, deludes, and perverts it.

We will have to double our work quotas to regain the confidence of David French and his oligarch backers!


By the way, on Wednesday or Thursday, Steven Hayes appeared on his college roommate Bret Baier's show to gang up, 3-1, with Harold Ford Jr. against Mollie Hemingway in defending FaceBook's right to ban Trump forever.

Steven Hayes failed to disclose that The Dispatch has a financial relationship with FaceBook.

I do not expect his college roommate Bret Baier to make this disclosure on his behalf.

Today David French also defends FaceBook to the utmost -- also "forgetting" to note that The Dispatch has a financial relationship with FaceBook.

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Just In Time for Mothers Day: "Mothers" Replaced by Ugly Orwellian Neologism "Birthing People"

—Ace

Because you can't say that women give birth.

Some women who give birth are really "men," and these men want to be centered!

And if you don't know what "centering" means -- they mean that normies are currently "centered." When we speak of a mother, we naturally think of a woman.

This means that women are "centered" in our minds as mothers.

It is their mission to push every normal thought out of your head and instead "center" in your mind abnormal thoughts, like "Men can give birth, too!"

You will not be allowed to think that men have penises; you will be forced to put the idea foremost in your mind that penises come in two main varieties, male penises and "girldicks." You must not "center" the concept that male genitals are found on males. The idea that male genitals can be found on "women" must be equally (or more!) "centered" in your mind as the idea that men have penises.

You will not be allowed to think that women have babies. No, "birthing people," who can be either women or "men," have babies.

Again, you will not be allowed to "center" the idea that womanhood is associated with pregnancy and birthing, even in the private refuge of your own thoughts.

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China's Greenhouse Gas Production Exceeds the Combined Production by the US, Europe, and the Whole of the Developed World

—Ace

The oligarchs will bury this report, because they've moved almost all manufacturing to China.


China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the U.S. and the developed world combined, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm Rhodium Group.

The country’s emissions more than tripled during the past three decades, the report added.

China is now responsible for more than 27% of total global emissions. The U.S., which is the world’s second-highest emitter, accounts for 11% of the global total. India is responsible for 6.6% of global emissions, edging out the 27 nations in the EU, which account for 6.4%, the report said.


The oligarchs support "climate change" mitigation for the West -- because they've moved their greenhouse gas emitting operations out of the west, mostly to China.

They will absolutely fight any attempts to pressure Chinas to reduce emissions.

NeverTrump, funded nigh-exclusively by the oligarchs, will be the first into the arena to discredit this report. Expect AEI to explain why Chinese gases are better than American gases, and expect The Bulwark to make The Conservative Case for the "China Century."

This is not America.

Make America America Again.

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Unexpectedly, The Unemployment Rate Spikes Upwards as the Economy Fails To Produce the Million Jobs That "Experts" Predicted, and Instead Produces Only a Catastrophe of 266,000

—Ace

Maybe this has something to do with people being paid not to work, and now deciding they'd rather keep just sitting at home, not paying rent, and collecting their stimmy checks.

And the pseudoright's embrace of that situation -- shrieking that anyone who said the economy had to be kept open was a brain-dead MAGA Zombie and a Grandma Killer -- is going to end up plunging the US into a depression, and harming the candidate they worked so hard to (fake) elect, Joe Biden.

The U.S. economy added just 266,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1 percent, the Labor Department said in its monthly labor assessment Friday, smashing expectations.

This was far below expectations. Analysts surveyed by Econoday had predicted Friday’s report would show between 755,000 and 1.25 million workers added to payrolls in April. The median forecast was for 938,000 and an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

The disappointing number for April could be a sign that hiring is being held back by enhanced unemployment benefits and schools that have not reopened full time, requiring some parents to stay home to take care of children. Many businesses say that they cannot hire enough workers to fill positions because of the government’s enhanced unemployment benefits program.

The economy has outperformed expectations on many metrics this year as vaccinations have boosted business and consumer confidence and restrictions on businesses have been lifted. Friday’s employment numbers represent a rare miss.

People like Philip Klein and the various liberal corporate cvcks at National Review are now bemoaning the fact that, after having been enrolled, mostly against their will, in a federal welfare program for 18 months, people have gotten used to being "institutionalized" on welfare (and to a kind of at-home prison system) and now resist returning back to the world.

Well, the idea that you can't give people a taste of welfare or socialism, lest they decide they like sloth more than labor, is a very old conservative notion.

Which the "True Conservatives" who are against making America great again quickly abandoned.

Weird how they so readily abandon longstanding conservative doctrine whenever their leftwing Twitter budz demand that they do.

Also weird how they abandon any semblance of even a conservative inclination if it helps them Get Trump and Teach His Base a Lesson.

You did this, NeverTrump.

And your decrepit rapist savior Joe Biden is going to preside over an economic collapse.

What did you think was going to happen, Genius Brigade?

Or did you not think past "My Twitter pals will emotionally validate me for my covid panic spreading" and "This will really hurt Trump"?

Take a bow. Take another bow, I mean -- let's celebrate all the many successes you've scored the last five years.

Update: In addition to wet-squib job creation, you can also expect... massive inflation.

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The Morning Rant - Misanthropic Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Birth Of Venus
Jean-Leon Gerome

It's a small version, and because it is in a private collection there aren't any larger ones for public consumption. I usually move on to other works when I can't find an appropriate image, but this one's colors kept drawing me back...

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The Morning Report - 5/7/21 [J.J. Sefton]

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Friday and the weekend is here. Hopefully it offers a respite from the alternate universe we somehow fell into, or were shoved into. It's probably not going to help with what I'm leading with todaY. That is, what is the value of a single life, who gets to decide that value and do we have the right to even decide in the first place? It's those questions and many more (despite my feeble attempt to boil all down into one all-encompassing query) that I think go to the crux of who and what we are dealing with today.

The Center for Medical Progress released a detailed new video today documenting shocking government-sponsored experiments on aborted human fetuses at the University of Pittsburgh, and the local Planned Parenthood's participation in the fetus trafficking.

Publicly available information demonstrates that Pitt hosts some of the most barbaric experiments carried out on aborted human infants, including scalping 5-month-old aborted fetuses to stitch onto lab rats, exporting fetal kidneys across the country, and killing infants delivered alive for liver harvesting -- funded by U.S. taxpayers via the National Institutes of Health, and in particular Dr. Anthony Fauci's NIAID office.

Local Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania abortion providers supply the aborted fetuses, while Pitt sponsors the local Planned Parenthood's operations, in what looks like an illegal Quid Pro Quo for fetal body parts, forbidden by 42 U.S. Code 289g-2 and 18 Pennsylvania Statutes 3216. Pennsylvania law also makes it a felony to experiment on a living fetus or to fail to provide immediate medical care to an infant born alive.

That was from real dictionary-definition journalist David Daleidin, the one that Veep Throat Kamala persecuted on behalf of Planned Paganism when she was California AG. I'm not quite sure what's worse, a Kermit Gosnell who essentially ran what amounted to a filthy abattoir cum house of horrors - not surreptitiously in a "back alley" as the abortion mafia always rail about but right out in the open for decades - or a clean, clinical state-of-the-art and government-funded laboratory where scientists with diplomas and double diplomas performed experiments that sound as if they came right out of the notebooks of Josef Mengele or Shiro Ishii's Unit 731. If you thought the German's were bad, read up on the Japs; that's nightmare fuel. It's also shameful and frighteningly not at all coincidental that much of the research carried out by those ghouls wound up in the hands of American ghouls in the very same governmental and academic institutions that begot Anthony Fauci. This is the guy that has been pushing for years to use the entire US population as lab rats on his vaccines and with the convenient "crisis" of the pandemic got his chance. And one or more of these vaccines have a direct lineage to fetal tissue experimentation and/or harvesting.

Remember, Eichmann didn't gas or shoot the Jews; he was just damned good at getting them on the trains. The bureaucrats and technocrats who serve their masters running the government and the boardrooms in DC and corporate America have the same education and temperament as those who ran the bureaucracies and Reichsministeriums in Nazi Germany. The goons and draftees may have shot their victims into mass graves or dumped the canisters of Zyklon B into the gas chambers, but those who made the plans and gave the orders were doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and scientists, some with double or even triple doctorates.

IIRC, before Roe v. Wade, blacks were projected to become approximately 37% of the population by the year 2000 and rising steadily thereafter. In the event, they are today 17% and falling. Funny, as in one of the most tragic ironies in our now completed history as a nation, that the Democrat Party has committed and continues to commit what is essentially an act of genocide against a minority group that it claims to be the champion of. And yet "Black Lives Matter!" I'd be rolling on the floor howling in laughter were I not vomiting and sobbing at what has become of us at the hands of these monsters. They are monsters. They strip Lady Liberty and the goddess Justitia, drape themselves in their vestments and condemn the innocent. In the case of the unborn, the absolutely innocent.

Meanwhile, Titty Caca AOC opens her donkey-chomper whore-mouth and belches up that Planned Parenthood has saved lives while the utterly amoral false "president" has the gall to deliver a speech on the National Day of Prayer that does not mention the word "GOD" even once. Well, what do you expect from Valerie Jarrett.

There's a reason they closed churches and synagogues for the past year of this two-week lockdown, and it has nothing to do with a virus that is only more lethal than flu and can be mitigated with cheap, readily available medicines without Faucistic fixes.

C.S. Lewis was dead right about "moral busybodies" who "torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." These people are playing G-d. It won't end well -- one way or the other.

Have a nice weekend.

NOTE: Yesterday, I mentioned Rosa Parks. A teenager named Claudette Colvin actually was the first to defy the Jim Crow law of sitting in the back of the bus. Parks' act was essentially a planned stunt based on Colvin's incredible act of bravery, for which history has unfortunately ignored her.


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  • Warning: very disturbing images on this video. "Publicly available information demonstrates that Pitt hosts some of the most barbaric experiments carried out on aborted human infants, including scalping 5-month-old aborted fetuses to stitch onto lab rats, exporting fetal kidneys across the country, and killing infants delivered alive for liver harvesting -- funded by U.S. taxpayers via the National Institutes of Health, and in particular Dr. Anthony Fauci's NIAID office."
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  • "Patriots should know the truth about BLM, systemic racism, police shootings of black citizens, and the surge in violent crime in America."
    Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party and Their Media Have Imposed Mob Rule
  • "No longer simply an academic matter, critical race theory has become a tool of political power. To borrow a phrase from the Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, it is fast achieving cultural hegemony in America's public institutions. It is driving the vast machinery of the state and society. If we want to succeed in opposing it, we must address it politically at every level."
    What Critical Race Theory is Really About
  • "How is it a conspiracy to allege Democrat corruption when there's so much obvious evidence out there of Democrat corruption?"
    Whatever Happened to QAnon?
  • Angelo Codevilla: "The Ashli Babbitt killing may open the underlying question about the truth of the narrative by which an oligarchic regime has largely substituted its sovereignty for that of the voters."
    Defending the Indefensible
  • Daniel Greenfield: "Is it the end of the Gates Foundation and its tyranny?"
    The Love Song of Bill and Melinda

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There's a word for nostalgia for a past you never experienced, but I've forgotten what it is. Or perhaps I never knew.

When I was a kid my parents moved to the very outskirts of Sydney. Our backyard was Kuringai Chase National Park, where Skippy was filmed. A schoolfriend was the son of the head park ranger. Great for catching tadpoles in spring; not so good in summer when it all caught fire.

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When I Was Born, They Looked At Me And Said What A Good ONT, What A Smart ONT, What A Strong ONT

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Gosh, I hope I don't get the ONTs backwards and do Friday's stuff today. That would be bad.

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Quarantine Cafe: A Special Word From Loveless Dwarf Anthony Fauci Edition

—Ace

Great impression:

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Ludicrouthly Lithping Male Karen Attacks Pregnant Woman for Not Wearing Mask

—Ace

I wonder which he writes for -- The Bulwark, The Dispatch, National Review, or Hot Air?

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Quick Hits: They'll Start With Hollywood Kids But They Won't Be Satisfied Until They Have Yours Edition

—Ace

Content warning: A suspect draws on a cop at pointblank range and the cop shoots him, presumably killing him.

I assume the perp was white because there aren't any cities Peacefully On Fire.

Will Smith's and Jada Pinkett-Smith's daughter Willow has revealed she's "polyamorous," which means she wants to get banged by multiple people at the same time:

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If this sounds familiar to you: Well, this is actually new, but you might be remembering that the Smith's son is... "genderfluid."

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Just keep repeating:

There's nothing wrong with our culture. Our billionaire oligarchs and social media monopolies tell us so.

There's nothing wrong with our culture. Our billionaire oligarchs and social media monopolies tell us so.

There's nothing wrong with our culture. Our billionaire oligarchs and social media monopolies tell us so.

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The Ratings for Brian Stelter's Show -- "Eye of the Potato" -- Increase.
Bad News: The Ratings Increase When Tater Is on Vacation and Has a Fill-In Host.

—Ace

Well that's sad.

CNN's struggling media program "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter hit another low on Sunday with its smallest audience of 2021 as the liberal program has now failed to crack the one-million viewer plateau for five consecutive weeks.

Stelter's program averaged only 810,000 total viewers and a dismal 163,000 among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 on May 2, for its worst performance of the year in both categories.


To make matters worse for Stelter, his own show performed better last week when replacement host John Avlon filled in. The Avlon-hosted edition of "Reliable Sources" on April 25 averaged 907,000 for nearly a 100,000-viewer increase over Stelter's return.

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Stelter, who tweeted from his vacation spot to promote the previous edition of "Reliable Sources," has struggled to attract an audience since former President Trump left office. The far-left pundit spent years criticizing Trump’s every step, typically refraining from criticizing liberals and devoting ample time to bashing conservative media. The strategy doesn't appear to be working as "Reliable Sources" has now been under one million viewers for seven of the past eight weeks.

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Liz Cheney: What We Really Have to Do Is Unquestioningly Support the FBI's New Palmer Raids on Trump Supporters

—Ace

NeverTrump continues repeating the Big Lie that this is only about heroic Liz Cheney's willingness to expose Trump's "lies" about the election.

Really?

Is that all it is?

Maybe Cheney's "Go Git Them Terrorist Dissidents!" glee at the thought of the Deep State locking protesters away without a trial has something to do with it.

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@Liz_Cheney wants more political prosecutions against Trump supporting Americans: "First, support the ongoing Justice Department criminal investigations of the Jan. 6 attack. Those investigations must be comprehensive and objective."

Maybe Cheney's glee at spreading fake news hit pieces on Republicans -- the same glee that Never Trumpers show when they repeat the left's talking points -- has something to do with it.

Say, AllahPundit, you pushed the Russian Bounties story pretty hard.

As did Liz Cheney.

Have either of you apologized?

Mollie @MZHemingway

That anyone is talking about Cheney is proof of her failure. Her job is to raise $$ (she doesn't), stay on message (HA!), and not undermine caucus (it's all she does). If you're pretending this is only about joining with media/Pelosi for impeachment, you're not serious.

Yes, we know she seethes with hatred for Trump as much as she loves decades-long interventionist wars without exit strategies or metrics for success. Good for her. But that's not what her job is, and, in fact, her twin obsessions have repeatedly led her down the wrong path...

E.g., not only was she not a needed truth-teller in pushing back against media/Democrats' false and dangerous 2016 election conspiracy theory about Russia, and its many attendant problems, she was also the prime pusher of the discredited, anonymously sourced Russian bounty story.

Just to keep the obvious points coming, WashPo, et. al, aren't all-hands-on-deck helping out Liz Cheney because they like Republicans, ok? They run Dem propaganda. They're trying to keep her and her unpopular ideas prominent in the GOP because she hurts the GOP.

Why do media NeverTrumpers who led messaging of the right during Bush-Cheney era support her so much? Likely just true believers who want party dragged back to unquestioning support of wars w/o exit strategies, corporatism, belief that truly fighting lefty media is gauche, etc.

NeverTrumpers agree with the hard left that useful lies are the ultimate truth.

The Russian Bounties lie was pumped out to both damage Trump and damage Trump's plan to finally leave Afghanistan.

When Biden came into office, and the Russian Bounty lies was interfering in his plan to leave Afghanistan, the Deep State withdrew the lie.

Liz Cheney pushed it, and I don't remember her denouncing the Deep State for its latest lie.

I don't remember NeverTrumpers turning on their Deep State allies, either.

But do tell us all about how much "The Truth" matter to you neurotic broke-brained Karen c*nts.

Given that her driving ambition is to set herself up as a Trump Martyr and get on the gravy train of being an CNN contributor and raking in money for her 2024 spoiler run for president, I can't imagine why Liz Cheney's favorability rating is underwater by a whopping 46% among likely voters in her state, 29% giving judging her favorably, 65% judging her unfavorably.

In addition, 52% of Republicans say they'll vote for her primary challenger -- whoever it is.

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Quick Hits: Let Us Now Bow to Worship The Holy Relic of Anthony Fauci's Head In a Jar Edition

—Ace

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PageSix: Rumors Swirl That the Gates Marriage Unraveled Because Bill Gates Was Having Sex with a Chinese Translator

—Ace

Never stick your dick in Chinese Intelligence Service.

A translator who works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has denied wild rumors on social media that she was involved in their divorce.

Zhe "Shelly" Wang, who has worked as an interpreter for the foundation since March 2015, took to social media to deny speculation that she had more than a professional relationship with Bill or Melinda.

Wang, 36, purportedly wrote on Chinese social media site Weibo, "I thought that the rumors would go away by themselves, but I did not expect the rumors to become more and more crazily spread."

She continued, "How many books can I read, so why spend time on the unfounded rumors?

"I would like to thank everyone for their concern and help in dispelling the rumors through private messages in the past 24 hours."

She ended her message with a link to a story titled "#Gates divorce, some vicious people rumor to vilify an innocent Chinese girl."

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It has also emerged (doesn't that sound like a foreign article translated from the BBC?) that Bill and Melinda Gates had a bizarre pact that permitted Gates to go on vacations with an ex-girlfriend every year.

Supposedly they just talked about technology.

Sex is a type of technology, if you think about it. Or don't think about it.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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How to destroy a country in a few easy lessons!

Shrink the manufacturing base so there are fewer jobs available that can support a family without a second income. Infantilize young adults so that when they finally have children it is much later in life. Minimize the successes of the country and maximize the perceived failures, so there is less desire among the young to participate in traditional roles, like raising families. Make abortion ubiquitous. Blur the lines between men and women so the traditional roles of mother and father are less attractive compared to the hedonism presented by popular culture.

It worked in Europe, and it seems to be working here!

CDC birth data for 2020 show that fewer babies were born, the birth rate has dropped to less than half what it was in the 1960s, and the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman is far behind us, with the current rate of 1.6 children per woman not even close to the replacement rate.

And that is the plan. What a perfect argument for opening the gates on our southern border! If Americans aren't having enough babies to maintain our current standard of living then we must bring in new and vibrant people who are more than willing to pump out four or five or six kids and overwhelm the welfare system revitalize our labor force.

And -- of course -- vote Democrat forever.

Observe the leftist policy wish-list from the perspective of promoting stable families, and it is horrendous...an insidious attack on Judaeo-Christian teaching and the traditional values that created America and its exceptionalism.

Capital gains? Tax the hell out of them so people won't build businesses. Estate taxes? Raise them to the skies, so families are unable to give the fruits of their labors to their heirs.

It goes on and on; the goal is the creation of an underclass that dominates the electorate but is dependent on government largess...exactly the antithesis of American Exceptionalism, self-sufficiency and independence.

We will end up with a sclerotic society devoid of the entrepreneurial spirit, empty of a positive vision of the future, and one that will spiral into something like Italy if we are lucky, and Venezuela if we aren't!

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Young Martyr
Paul Delaroche

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