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March 02, 2021

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (3/2/21)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

The vast majority of Canadians, of course, are not in the military. They get restless, they want action. We’re not landing in Normandy, after all, we just want some vaccine. Kelly McParland

Quote II


“We understand there’s a lot of angst to get out and enjoy our beautiful weather and our beautiful beach, but we’re just asking for cooperation from our college students that do decide to come to Fort Lauderdale,”Fort Lauderdale Police Assistant Interim Cheif Frank Sousa.


Quote III

“It is unclear where the case might land at this point. It is rare to have every judge in a judicial circuit recuse themselves.” Attorney, Timothy Roldan

Quote IV

“I think though that Andrew Cuomo… I mean know this is the most unpopular thing in America to say right now. He’s a 63-year-old single guy living in Albany, the most boring town in America. He’s all by himself and single women come by… I’m not saying anything is appropriate. I’m saying that there’s human nature and we have to recognize that he’s not a street thug or a rapist,” Geraldo Rivera


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I imagine the Never-Trumpers and Cucksters, BIRM, are going to declare this a victory. Yawn. Unqualified Biden nominee withdraws her name from post.

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has accepted Neera Tanden’s request to have her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdrawn.

The White House released a statement from Biden, saying that Tanden will serve some sort of rule in his administration.

When you can't even get Pierre Deflecto's vote you must be a horrible choice. No word if Romney's head injuries knocked any sense into him. Doubtful.


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Looniest cities in America? Madison, WI, San Francisco, CA, NYC, NY come to mind. It looks like Austin, TX is #1 with a bullet, for the time being.


AUSTIN, Texas — A black liberation autonomous zone is forming in Austin, which is the Texas State Capitol. The developers of the city’s “sovereign citizen” collective reject state authority to “protect Black liberation and prosperity,” according to their published information.

AND…

“Along the way to our liberated future, we will solidify a revolutionary vanguard dedicated to building alternatives and destabilizing oppressive institutions.”

The website also mentions “resistance.”

“Along the way to our liberated future, we will establish Black intentional living communities at which the Black masses can learn, heal, celebrate, and prepare to resist.”

The development of Orisha Land is alarming. The impact it will have on the area as well as the city/police response is yet to be determined. You can read more at their website. AUSTIN, Texas — A black liberation autonomous zone is forming in Austin, which is the Texas State Capitol. The developers of the city’s “sovereign citizen” collective reject state authority to “protect Black liberation and prosperity,” according to their published information.

AND…

“Along the way to our liberated future, we will solidify a revolutionary vanguard dedicated to building alternatives and destabilizing oppressive institutions.”

The website also mentions “resistance.”

“Along the way to our liberated future, we will establish Black intentional living communities at which the Black masses can learn, heal, celebrate, and prepare to resist.”

The development of Orisha Land is alarming. The impact it will have on the area as well as the city/police response is yet to be determined. You can read more at their website.


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They gave us the Kung Flu. They sell masks to prevent the Kung Flu. And now they dominate the syringe market. China laughs all the way to the bank.

China Boasts It Is Getting Rich Selling Syringes to America


Breitbart: China’s state-run Global Times bragged Sunday that Chinese companies are making a fortune selling syringes and needles to the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, a tidal wave of imports that makes a mockery of “the U.S. government’s attempt to get rid of the Chinese supply chain.”

The Global Times quoted U.S. officials admitting in congressional testimony that 80 percent of the needles and syringes used in the United States, and about 90 percent of the supplies purchased worldwide, originate from China. Chinese officials said China’s factories produce hundreds of thousands of syringes a day.


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Well Duh!!!!

US agencies have wasted billions in funds on buildings and vehicles in Afghanistan, a US government watchdog said in a report released late on Monday.

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said it reviewed capital assets spent since 2008 and found that at least 2.4 billion dollars in assets were unused or abandoned, had not been used for their intended purposes, had deteriorated, or were destroyed.


It is time to leave. Yesterday.


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You might have something better than loose change in the couch cushions.

Now, Dr. Seuss is racist, and has become the latest victim of woke-mob cancel culture.

Six Seuss books - including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo" will no longer be published due to 'racist and insensitive imagery,' according to the organization which preserves and protects the author's legacy.

"These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Pres in a Tuesday statement coinciding with the late author's birthday (real name Theodor Seuss Geisel). "Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises' catalog represents and supports all communities and families," the statement continued.

The other books affected are "McElligot’s Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!," and "The Cat’s Quizzer."

What's more, President Biden removed all mentions of Seuss from Read Across America Day - held on Dr. Seuss' March 2 birthday.

The backlash against Seuss started in earnest after former First Lady Melania Trump gifted Dr. Seuss books to a Cambridge, Mass. elementary school.


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Hmmm. I didn't realize that Evanston, Illinois was in the deep south in the land of cotton. Black residents will qualify up to $25,000 reparations for use in housing. Just how black do you need to be to qualify I wonder.

According to a new report from ABC News, Evanston, Illinois will be the first city to begin funding reparations for Black residents.

Up to $25,000 will be available per eligible resident for housing will be distributed this year.

Per ABC “The impetus for the city’s reparations resolution, first passed in 2019 and spearheaded by 5th Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, is rooted partially in Rue Simmons’ experience growing up Black in Evanston.”

Rue recalled “Early in my childhood I was invited to have a play date. My white friends never had a play date at my home.”

She said when visiting a white friend’s neighborhood “the streets were wider. The trees were taller. The homes were bigger and brighter.”

“As a young child, I recognized that difference,” she added.


While we are discussing reparations, St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA has been placed on leave because of a Twitter comment about reparations.

"Suppose your great-great-grandfather murdered someone. The victim’s great-great-grandson knocks on your door, shows you the newspaper clipping from 1905, and demands compensation from you. Your response?" Manco's tweet criticizing reparations stated. "Now get this racist reparation bulls**t out of your head for good."

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Do you remember when newspaper editorial pages squawked when civil liberties were threatened? The NJ Star-Ledger obviously doesn't.

Fair enough. We understand the privacy concerns, that surveillance robots could be used for ever-expanding purposes like recording video over a political rally. “We shouldn’t be using this moment to rehearse for some sort of dystopia,” as Karen Thompson of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey argues. She has a point. We must guard against any such mission creep.

But in the case of these knucklehead gatherings, we are willing to make an exception.


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Being a Leftist means never having to say you are sorry and that you made a mistake.


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Once upon a time if you were asked an awkward question, you shrugged it off. Maybe you answered or maybe you didn't. Everything you wanted to know about "Microagressions" at work.

What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive


Although many of today's movers, shakers and SJW's don't believe this, people are by nature curious.

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Yeah, we'll tax that and get back to you on how we are going to help you. Redistribution? Only misery. Vermont wants to add sales tax to groceries.

A recent bureaucratic report recommends expanding Vermont's sales tax to include food, groceries, electricity, and clothing to..."help the poor." The Vermont Tax Structure Commission (VTSC) argues that "broadening the tax base" will be easier for government, and more equitable than current exemptions because sales tax revenues will be redistributed "equitably" to the poor.

Sales taxes are inherently regressive. VTSC acknowledges this quite openly (p.22):


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I'm sure Jake Tapper and the cadre at CNN will be covering this tonight wall to wall. Voter fraud in Texas. Yeah, I crack myself up at times.

A South Texas county justice of the peace was among four people arrested last month on 150 counts of voter fraud related to the 2018 primary election in Medina County, according to reports.

The Texas attorney general’s Election Fraud Unit on Feb. 11 arrested Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez, after earlier detaining Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama on allegations of election fraud, News4SA reported.

The case involves claims of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 election, according to a statement from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office


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The problem with many items today? They are made to be disposable. The EU says not so fast.

Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years, to help reduce the vast mountain of electrical waste that piles up each year on the continent.

The "right to repair," as it is sometimes called, comes into force across the 27-nation bloc on Monday. It is part of a broader effort to cut the environmental footprint of manufactured goods by making them more durable and energy-efficient.

“This is a really big step in the right direction,” said Daniel Affelt of the environmental group BUND-Berlin, which runs several "repair cafes" where people can bring in their broken appliances and get help fixing them up again.

Modern appliances are often glued or riveted together, he said. “If you need special tools or have to break open the device, then you can’t repair it.”

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I did not know that reselling "sneakers" was big business. It is and a high ranking officer at Nike resigned because of it. Not because they use slave labor mind you.

Ann Hebert, a Nike employee of 25 years who most recently served as a VP overseeing its North America business, left the company on Monday, according to an internal email viewed by Complex.

“Ann Hebert, VP/GM, North America geography has decided to step down from Nike, effectively immediately,” the email reads. “We thank Ann for her more than 25 years with Nike and wish her well.”

Nike also put out a press release this afternoon publicly announcing the end of her tenure and confirmed the move in a statement to Complex.

“Ann Hebert made the decision to resign from Nike,” the brand said.

Hebert’s leaving Nike comes days after the publication of a Bloomberg piece focused on her son, a 19-year-old sneaker reseller named Joe. The piece mentions a credit card Joe used for his reselling business, West Coast Streetwear, that was registered in Ann’s name. The reseller insisted to the story’s author that his personal connection to a Nike exec not be written about in the piece and cut off communication after it was brought up.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


RIP Bunny Wailer

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Born on this day: 2 Mar 1948
Rory Gallagher, Irish blues guitarist. Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. His albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Gallagher died on June 14th 1995. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: 2 Mar 1942
American musician, singer and songwriter Lou Reed from the Velvet Underground. After leaving the band in 1970, Reed released twenty solo studio albums. His second, Transformer (1972), was produced by David Bowie and arranged by Mick Ronson, and brought mainstream recognition. Reed scored the 1973 solo hit 1 'Walk On The Wildside', and the 1997 UK No.1 charity single 'Perfect Day'. Reed died from liver disease on 27th Oct 2013 aged 71. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Cheetos and crime. Genius Award Winner - 1st Runner Up

Officers located a bag of Cheetos and bottle of water on the floor near the open window, which they believed was dropped by the burglary suspect.

Police said the victim identified Carr as the suspect after seeing her and Carr was further linked to the crime when officers noticed Cheeto residue on her teeth. Tulsa Police reiterated in the post that Carr was arrested, but has not yet been convicted and the case is ongoing.


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She's a Democrat, this may be a resume enhancer. Until then she is just another Genius Award Winner.

A damaging new police report says state Rep. Sharon Har “smelled of alcohol” during her drunken driving arrest on Monday night, yelled “Black Lives Matter” at officers and told them she was going to be the next governor.

The 52-year-old lawmaker was arrested about 10:20 p.m. Monday after police saw her driving in the wrong direction in the center lane of Beretania Street, which is a one-way street.

In his report, the officer who made the initial stop said that Har “slurred” her speech and appeared intoxicated. “I could smell the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath and the interior of the vehicle,” said Honolulu Police Sgt. Adam Lipka. Another officer said Har raised her voice with them.

“(She) began to yell that she was embarrassed, that her wrists hurt, questioned us as to why there needed to be so many officers at the scene, and stated ‘Black Lives Matter.’ She then began to yell at officers Ting and Tory to hurry up because she needed to call people,” said Officer Clinton Ono.

A third officer, Christopher Morgado, said Har “began asking if I knew who she is.”

“Sharon then related that she was going to be the next governor but ‘this’ will mess up her plans.”


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Finding your long lost unknown sister. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Biological sisters separated by adoption find each other by chance working at New Haven restaurant

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