The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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There is no American cultural affinity for China or Chinese culture. We have no deep connections to them, unlike the historic connections to Ireland and Germany and Italy and Scandinavia and other sources of immigrants. Sure, there are large populations of ethnic Chinese in America, but the larger cultural connections are shallow.

One can understand the emotional connections of the great-grand-children of Irish immigrants to Eire, because we have assimilated some of what they brought here. Just like the descendants of many other immigrants.

But aside from cold hard cash, what is the allure of China? By no means can one argue for its dedication to its own cultural heritage or support for its expatriates or all the other benign reasons why other countries work to create ties to America. The Chinese government is one of the most repressive in the world, with so little respect for life...that of its people or any other...that their pronouncements on the world stage often sound as if they are bad actors (hah!) mouthing boilerplate lines.

Their goals are clear and unequivocal; world domination via economic and cultural warfare. And how do they acquire allies? With money. There is no waxing poetic about the joys of Chinese-American culture. There is no Chinese tradition embedded in American culture, unlike so many others. There is only cash.

So what does that say about the many servants of Peking (screw their new spelling!) in the newsrooms and statehouses and boardrooms and the federal government?

They are whores. Nothing more. There is no edifying emotional or cultural or intellectual basis for their support of China. Perhaps that is unfair to real prostitutes, whose debasement is personal. The scum in our country who have been bought and paid for by the Chinese Communist Party are doing perhaps existential damage to their country, all in service to their fat bank accounts.

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And LeBron James might be the worst of the lot. Imagine using the stain of American slavery (which ended in 1863) as one of the tools to defend his own complicity in the enslavement of millions of Chinese and the destruction of American autonomy! That is breathtaking hypocrisy, rivaled only by the Democrat Party and their adjuncts in corporate America.

We may not be able to boycott all of the many organizations around which the tentacles of China wrap, but we can absolutely defund the NBA and their biggest star!

That's a good start...

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 And so it begins.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at December 10, 2020 11:01 AM (Uhu8A)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:01 AM (NWM+b)

3 Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 11:01 AM (oAY8z)

4 top ten!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at December 10, 2020 11:02 AM (o/0tJ)

5 Critical Drinker

How To Be The Bestest Journalism Ever


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzSI5HANe1I

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:02 AM (oVJmc)

6 Is there a Chinatown in NYC? How/why was it established?

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:02 AM (AwYPR)

7 That's PEIPING, screw the new spelling, thank you very much.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (zMFmR)

8 Americanized Chinese food > Americanized Irish food

Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

9 with so little respect for life...that of its people or any other..

...

This is such an excellent point.

What trust can be placed in the dealings of a nation that places zero value on the lives even of it's own people?

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (yL25O)

10 And begins, it does.

Posted by: Yoda at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (fu1JC)

11 8 Americanized Chinese food > Americanized Irish food
Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

===========

Americanized German Food > Americanized Chinese food > Americanized Irish food

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (NWM+b)

12 That image......

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (dfRN6)

13 Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (8QnBQ)

14 So what about the bill to get 8M Chinese "refugees" from Hong Kong here? Will China send spies instead? Will we know the difference and who will get a suitcase full of cash?

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (ONvIw)

15
and here we go...God help us.

willowed:

thread.



https://twitter.com/robbhurstCPA/

status/1337002427476807681



Replying to

@robbhurstCPA

The
@GaSecofState
announced today he was going to open an investigation of Coffee
County Election Supervisor Misty Martin. Misty already had claimed Sec
State tried to bully her into certifying bad numbers. I guess he's going
full gestapo.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (naieP)

16 Is there a Chinatown in NYC? How/why was it established?

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:02 AM (AwYPR)

Sure. And it was established the same way most ethnic neighborhoods came into being.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (xT2tT)

17 In the 80's we had Sting singing I hope the Russians love their children too.

I'm pretty sure that slaughter-happy one-child China with 40 million men with no chance of a partner has already answered the question.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (yL25O)

18 But aside from cold hard cash, what is the allure of China?
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The whore of Babylon.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (kOpft)

19 with so little respect for life...that of its people or any other..

...

This is such an excellent point.

What trust can be placed in the dealings of a nation that places zero value on the lives even of it's own people?
Posted by: TexasDan



When you have 1.3 billion people, it's easy to lose a million or two.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (fu1JC)

20 Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2020 11:04 AM (8QnBQ)

So...it's the Joos, again?

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (AwYPR)

21 Lebron James and that fat whore wife of John Legend should be given a free trips to mars.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (SScvq)

22 55 Days at Peiking

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (8QnBQ)

23 Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day
Posted by: Anna Puma

Fra, rah, rah, rah, raaaah!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Rvt88)

24 Giuliani out of hospital; TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (UDapT)

25 Sure. And it was established the same way most ethnic neighborhoods came into being.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (xT2tT)

Why Chinese in NY? Railroad? Laundries? Restaurants?

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (AwYPR)

26 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.

Impossible. He wore the mask.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (naieP)

27 Chinese Scotch leaves much to be desired

https://tinyurl.com/y59xcs9p

Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (Izzlo)

28 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck



Fucker should have worn a mask like he forced the rest of us to wear.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (fu1JC)

29 Peiping Peking (screw their new spelling!)

Posted by: Fox2! at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (qyH+l)

30 As I have been reading Dante, I noticed that the poet's sympathy for the damned has disappeared for the most part as he makes his way with Virgil through Hell. After seeing all the traitorous scum revealed during Trump's administration, I can understand that feeling now. Is that bad?

Posted by: jmel at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (RWHIh)

31 There is no American cultural affinity for China or Chinese culture. We have no deep connections to them, unlike the historic connections to Ireland and Germany and Italy and Scandinavia and other sources of immigrants.
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This is true to a point, but the US has long been extremely enamored with China, across generations and governments. We have been tilting at the China windmill for a very long time in various incarnations. We've focused on China and influence in China since the early 20th century. China has long been our (or, at least, our government's) white whale.

I don't know if that history has blinded a lot of people to the dangers of China and made them willing to become Quislings for China (as opposed to simple greed and power list), but it may have been an additional factor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (hYcqw)

32 >>> Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day
Posted by: Anna Puma

Fra, rah, rah, rah, raaaah!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Rvt8

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Thank you. First thought that went into my mind.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (HSzKG)

33 I have sock like that, - with LaBron's fat face.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (WOYcU)

34 But aside from cold hard cash, what is the allure of China?

They had me at 'poon'.

Posted by: Eric Shartswell at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (1fg6a)

35 -
--
TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM

--------

They say everyone has got one in them.

Posted by: irright at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (8rX4S)

36 The Chinese government is a deeply oppressive government but I have a strong interest in the underground church in China.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (lgiXo)

37 Added an item to my Didn't Have This In My 2020 Forecast:

1) Envying Swedish public health competence
2) Envying French leadership on defending national culture

Added:

3) Georgia being the lynchpin to the probably-fatal blow to the US as a serious free country with rule of law

Posted by: rhomboid at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (OTzUX)

38 26 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.

Impossible. He wore the mask.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (naieP)

NOVEL coronavirus?

He got it from reading?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (d9rwJ)

39 that fat whore wife of John Legend should be given a free trips to mars.
Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (SScvq)

...

Beauty is fading but hers had the half-life of a hydrogen isotope.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (yL25O)

40 Morning.

Speaking of Chinese, you gotta admit Fang Fang was pretty cute.

I'd spill my secrets. Deep inside of her.

If you know what I mean.

Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (+d/JO)

41
But aside from cold hard cash, what is the allure of China? [/i[

Walls?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (63Dwl)

42 what is the allure of China?
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Historically, the allure of China sparked European discovery. The allure is money via trade. Cheap Labor and unique technology are the drivers of European exploration and discovery. Columbus thought that he had discovered the outer islands of China or Japan. It took him awhile to admit he had not. But he kept that up to secure further funding for future voyages. Then the Spanish discovered Aztec Gold. Later the Euros discovered sugar. Finally, they discovered tobacco. And here we are.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (T1Dne)

43 Duck, everyone! DUCK!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (UDapT)

44 We saved them from Japan in WWII and they've been kicking us in the balls ever since. Screw em.

Posted by: red speck at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (gS3OW)

45 After seeing all the traitorous scum revealed during Trump's administration, I can understand that feeling now. Is that bad?
Posted by: jmel

No. They made their choices willingly. Now they pay for all eternity.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (Rvt88)

46 But the air there is so crisp and clean!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (BC/HA)

47 Chinese are the most racist about black people. This is what I don't understand about Lebron's support except that he's on board with anyone who pays him and is Anti-American.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (2DOZq)

48 The other thing is that Chinese are deeply racist. (Not talking about Chinese-Americans here.)

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (JKNZq)

49 >>> 27 Chinese Scotch leaves much to be desired
https://tinyurl.com/y59xcs9p
Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (Izzlo)


Red Labia
Jonnie Worker

How could that not go down smooth?

Posted by: banana Dream at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (l6b3d)

50 hOLY SHIT THIS VIDEO!


Watch the Coffee County Georgia election supervisor expose the dominion
machines - Flip Votes, delete votes, add votes, count the same ballots
multiple times and count blank ballots.

https://tinyurl.com/yy645l4f

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (+y8uL)

51 I'll take the majority of the Chinese Americans I have known over any Democrat I have ever met.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (h9OLH)

52 The allure of China is MONEY

Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (ZfRYq)

53 Bad Chinese take out is certainly embedded in American culture.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (F2An5)

54 38 26 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.

Impossible. He wore the mask.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (naieP)

...

Rick DeSantis should send him flowers.

Maybe a lily.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (yL25O)

55 No American/Chinese cultural affinity except for food.


There are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Wendy's combined.


And for this affinity China has served us one hell of a Pu Pu Platter.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (CCeYA)

56 Marco

Polio

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (2DOZq)

57 Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (UDapT)

He got it from a tree.

Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (+d/JO)

58 39 that fat whore wife of John Legend should be given a free trips to mars.
Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (SScvq)


Who is that?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (lgiXo)

59 Reading is funda-mental!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (UDapT)

60 44 We saved them from Japan in WWII and they've been kicking us in the balls ever since. Screw em.
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You really don't understand Materialists. There's no gratitude involved with Materialism. There is power or there is a lack of power. The Strong Take What They Can, The Weak Bare What They Must. Been that way forever.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (T1Dne)

61 China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (bCLt0)

62 51 I'll take the majority of the Chinese Americans I have known over any Democrat I have ever met.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:10 AM (h9OLH)

Nearly all the ones I know ARE democrats. They want open borders and maybe 100M new immigrants all from China

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (ONvIw)

63 40 Morning.

Speaking of Chinese, you gotta admit Fang Fang was pretty cute.

I'd spill my secrets. Deep inside of her.

If you know what I mean.
Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (+d/JO)

Deny her your essence.

Posted by: Jack D. Ripper at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (qyH+l)

64 They aint whores. Prostitutes sell sexual services. These vile scum who take money from our enemies while pretending to stand with us are treasonous traitors. Maybe not to a standard of legally hanging them for actions against the country but certainly on the personal scale they are purely traitors.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (Aashi)

65 And, White Lotus by John Hersey. It's good. It's fiction about the Chinese enslaving white Americans and the development of the American's civil rights movement.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (JKNZq)

66
*Munkey*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (EGyGV)

67 >>Chinese are the most racist about black people.

Everyone but Americans are the most racist about black people.

Seriously. Europeans, Asians, Muslims the world over...

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (h9OLH)

68 Chinese culture appreciation:

There's Chinese New Year
Chinese food
Chinese astrology, or whatever it is when you were born the year of the monkey, rat, dog, etc.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (ofYez)

69 57 Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (UDapT)
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This is why I have stopped reading novels.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (T1Dne)

70 What happened to the Sanctity of the race? Now a race under custodial CARE. Sorry LESSBRAIN James, no empathy here do not even axe.
Note 2: Having trouble connecting NEWS MAX since yesterday afternoon, on Spectrum cable, of course no problemo with CNN,MSLSD, CUCKNETWORK etc fox ANYONE Else has experienced this?

Posted by: Corky Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (LPu4X)

71 61 China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.
Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (bCLt0)

Yet many Americans quite literally embrace it, the intermarriages seem extremely frequent.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (ONvIw)

72 Peking (screw their new spelling!)

How we know you're an ollde phart.

Place name changes
Make a mess
Why you can't trust
GPS.
-Myanmar Shave

Posted by: Mindful Webworker of the Galactic Federation
at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (4/8k4)

73 The absolute power of the communist CHinese appeals to a lot of people with their own lust for power.

And those with other lusts become controllable if they are properly implicated (Hunter Biden).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (oVJmc)

74 >>>Duck, everyone! DUCK!!!

Duck soup on Christmas is a Chinese tradition.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (WOYcU)

75 "Watch the Coffee County Georgia election supervisor expose the dominion
machines - Flip Votes, delete votes, add votes, count the same ballots
multiple times and count blank ballots."

She is doing all of this on the fly. Incredible.

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (+y8uL)

76 67 >>Chinese are the most racist about black people.

Everyone but Americans are the most racist about black people.

Seriously. Europeans, Asians, Muslims the world over...
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This is true. Everywhere.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (T1Dne)

77 >>Nearly all the ones I know ARE democrats. They want open borders and maybe 100M new immigrants all from China


Odd. Most of the ones I have known are hard working, conservative families.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (h9OLH)

78 Deny her your essence.
Posted by: Jack D. Ripper at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (qyH+l)

So you're saying I should do her in the butt instead?

Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (+d/JO)

79 Wasn't Bannon accused of being cozy with the Chinese?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (oVJmc)

80 Yet many Americans quite literally embrace it, the intermarriages seem extremely frequent.
Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (ONvIw)
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Marrying an expat is not necessarily showing a preference or embrace of the expat's culture. The person left and immigrated for a reason.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (hYcqw)

81 Consider this.


The GA SOS was part of the ChiCom Dominion deal, has refused to properly investigate election fraud, refuses to testify in front of the GA legislature but is going to "investigate" Misty because she refuses to bend to his will on principle.

This is going to end up with asses being dragged out of chairs.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (naieP)

82 China's allure in US: Almighty Dollar, or Pearl Buck?


Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (zMFmR)

83 Then the Spanish discovered Aztec Gold. Later the Euros discovered sugar. Finally, they discovered tobacco. And here we are.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (T1Dne)

...

I mean, the west would never have discovered powdered tiger penis on its own.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (yL25O)

84 Well, I do like Chicken Fried Rice quite a bit.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (ifmtJ)

85 71 61 China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.
Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (bCLt0)

Yet many Americans quite literally embrace it, the intermarriages seem extremely frequent.
Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (ONvIw)


To each their own. That is still legal, right?

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (bCLt0)

86 Odd. Most of the ones I have known are hard working, conservative families.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:12 AM (h9OLH)

It is odd, but that's how it played out near me. The Indian immigrants voted GOP, the Chinese went dem and want lots and lots of new housing projects for increased immigration.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (ONvIw)

87 Chyna loves Black Dogs with Black Beans, no shit, saw that in 93 as I toured a photo op job in Canton Province. So their is that..

Posted by: Corky Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (LPu4X)

88 China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.


No western traditions.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (oVJmc)

89 Marrying an expat is not necessarily showing a preference or embrace of the expat's culture. The person left and immigrated for a reason.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (hYcqw)

And a lot of American women vote democrat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (1ISKN)

90 And Kung Fu is admirable

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (ifmtJ)

91
No western traditions.



And a racial, us/them identity.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (oVJmc)

92 Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:11 AM (ofYez)

********

I sortt of answered your question at the end of the last thread re: masks.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (m45I2)

93 And...gunpowder? That's all I got. Food, Kung Fu and boomsticks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (ifmtJ)

94 To each their own. That is still legal, right?
Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (bCLt0)

Yep, but let's not pretend Americans find Chinese culture repellant, they don't

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:14 AM (ONvIw)

95 Michelle Malkin in on fire today this morning.

https://twitter.com/michellemalkin/
status/1337052069337980930

THREAD: As FDA hearing on emergency use authorization for COVID vaccines takes place in DC this a.m., I will summarize the 3 installments of my #COVIDGATE series on corruption of vaccine clinical trials. We must not simply think and do as we're told. /1 cont..

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (ECMp1)

96 I don't know much about Chinese culture; but then a lot of Chinese probably don't either since Mao did his best to annihilate it to make way for communism. But I think when talking about modern China one should refer to CCP culture.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (Aashi)

97 Only 20 states had legal abortion before the SCOTUS imposed it nationwide.

Only 11 states had gay marriage through their legislature or popular vote when the SCOTUS imposed it nationwide.

19 states say 4 corrupt Democrat cities should not decide the Presidency.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (HvQej)

98 The way the Dominion software apparently works is the ballots go to a server (somewhere) in batches and then they run some kind management software on a desktop PC that can manipulate the ballot any way they want.

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (+y8uL)

99

I love that picture of LaBastard.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (KxTSn)

100
Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day
Posted by: Anna Puma

Fra, rah, rah, rah, raaaah!
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM (Rvt8


Isn't Chinese food on Christmas Day a Jewish tradition because they were the only places open?

Posted by: DAK at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (PtOP4)

101
Everyone but Americans are the most racist about black people.

The professional race hustlers say Americans are worst.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (63Dwl)

102 >>And...gunpowder?


Pasta, yo.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (h9OLH)

103 Greetings:

1) Middle (Han) Kingdoms gotta Middle Kingdom.

2) No interference in ChiCom internal affairs.

3) Chinese like those Kowtows.

4) Save their faces.

5) Little Red Envelopes for you and me.


Rarely do I come across a mention of the racist Han culture that, still to this Commie day, is a conscience and sub-conscience driver for so much of the Xi regimes behavior.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (evgyj)

104 All I know is if we start hearing about Potentates with all this one world government crap going on, I'm going to start prepping for The Rapture, just saying.

Posted by: stourma at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (bbYBJ)

105 51 I'll take the majority of the Chinese Americans I have known over any Democrat I have ever met.
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You have met the Entrepreneur Chinese. They come from the land of No Workee, No Eatee. Its a social policy we should embrace, fast.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:15 AM (T1Dne)

106 My first husband's dad was in the Navy and spent the Depression era on a gunboat in China. He always said he understood the rise of Mao because people were so desperately poor.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (JKNZq)

107 Hu Shih, Chinese ambassador to the US on 7 Dec 1941

"There is a definition of the Infinite that applies differently to different kinds of people. To the religious man, the Infinite is God. To the mathematician, Infinity is a certain symbol...; to the astronomer, Infinity is something else. To me, Infinity is the stupidity and foolishness of man."

pg 251. Dec. 7 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor Gordon W. Prange. Wings Books. New York. 1991.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (8QnBQ)

108 44 We saved them from Japan in WWII and they've been kicking us in the balls ever since. Screw em.

Posted by: red speck at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (gS3OW)

We were backing Chiang not the current regime.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (s/xOm)

109 Mmm. Kowtow soup.

Posted by: homer simpson at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (UDapT)

110 No western traditions.

Like Egypt. Powerful and ancient history which is completely alien to us.

Posted by: t-bird at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (oBAbT)

111 The way the Dominion software apparently works is the ballots go to a server (somewhere) in batches and then they run some kind management software on a desktop PC that can manipulate the ballot any way they want.


Which is as far from simple tabulation as you can get.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (oVJmc)

112 Marrying an expat is not necessarily showing a preference or embrace of the expat's culture. The person left and immigrated for a reason.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (hYcqw)

I am no longer surprised when the expat does things their way culturally. It's wrong to think they embrace American culture, most of the recent ones came for money and the CCP approved their departure, also for a reason.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (ONvIw)

113
China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.

But they know how to spell "repellent," which makes them better than you.


Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (zMFmR)

114 47 Chinese are the most racist about black people. This is what I don't understand about Lebron's support except that he's on board with anyone who pays him and is Anti-American.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:09 AM (2DOZq)

This is what I can't understand about any of the prog support for China. Their existence is antithetical to everyone they claim to believe in.

They pollute.
They enslave.
They discriminate.
They support our capitalism on the backs of their people for pennies on the dollar.

China is everything the left claims Trump is, and yet, they're obsessed with bending over for them. The mind, it boggles.

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (KbCG3)

115 Is there still a schism between Cantonese and Mandarin speakers?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (2DOZq)

116
My first husband's dad was in the Navy and spent the Depression era on a gunboat in China. He always said he understood the rise of Mao because people were so desperately poor.
Posted by: notsothoreau


Sand Pebbles

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (63Dwl)

117 >>Like Egypt. Powerful and ancient history which is completely alien to us.


If it wasn't for the English the Egyptians would have absolutely no idea what that history was.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (h9OLH)

118 #36

And as you know, N.L Urker there are a whole lot of underground churches in China. I've talked to a few of the congregants at the local Chinese Baptist Church. They have NO love for the Chinese CP. If Protestants asked for the intercession of Saints, I think Watchman Nee-would be one of them to ask for religious freedom in China. Have you heard of him?. He was a pastor and writer imprisoned for his faith and died in prison in China. He wrote a lot of materials while in prison:

https://www.watchmannee.org/christian-faith.html

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (WkPC9)

119 >>China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.


Take a Wok on the Wild Side.

Posted by: Rou Leed at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (h9OLH)

120 113
China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.

But they know how to spell "repellent," which makes them better than you.


Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (zMFmR)

Cute. You get a touche'. Did I spell that ight?

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (bCLt0)

121 My first husband's dad was in the Navy and spent the Depression era on a gunboat in China.
----------------
Did he bang Candace Bergen??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (UDapT)

122 If it wasn't for the English the Egyptians would have absolutely no idea what that history was.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (h9OLH)
+++++++++++
Reminds me of the old joke.
Q: What's a lousy place to go to see British things?
A: The British Museum.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (hYcqw)

123 Yes, it was like the Sand Pebbles. He talked about taking a rickshaw and having the driver drop dead. Another guy ran over, pushed the dead guy out of his way and went on with the rickshaw. it was his rice bowl now.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (JKNZq)

124 "Which is as far from simple tabulation as you can get."

This is the first I have seen of how it actually works. You have to see the video. Get past the stupid sideways camera angle.


https://tinyurl.com/yy645l4f

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (+y8uL)

125 Why Chinese in NY? Railroad? Laundries? Restaurants?

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:07 AM (AwYPR)

Cheap labor. My guess is that west coast immigration came first, but I am not sure.

Good question!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (xT2tT)

126 101
Everyone but Americans are the most racist about black people.

The professional race hustlers say Americans are worst.
------------------------
When they get on their slavery pulpit just point out that it was the Portuguese and Spanish that set up and operated the Atlantic Slave Trade. That less than 4% of that trade ever made it to North America. Then ask them why Hispanics deserve Affirmative Action.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (T1Dne)

127 44 We saved them from Japan in WWII and they've been kicking us in the balls ever since. Screw em.
Posted by: red speck at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (gS3OW)

And yet, the Wokeistas want Japan destroyed and absolutely LOVE China.

Posted by: Allie at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (vmRc0)

128 No, and he did not look like Steve McQueen. I did find out a few years back, that he had a second family. Didn't really surprise me much.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (JKNZq)

129 Damn Malkin is still going.

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (ECMp1)

130 Is LeBron James still dribbling?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (m45I2)

131
My first husband's dad was in the Navy and spent
the Depression era on a gunboat in China. He always said he understood
the rise of Mao because people were so desperately poor.

Posted by: notsothoreau




Sand Pebbles

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (63Dwl)

_______________



I find myself recalling the end of that movie as I scream more and more often these days "I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?"

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (WqPYg)

132 Country singer John Rich challenged Rolling Stone's Adam Gold to a $10,000 bet over how the Supreme Court will rule in regards to the presidential election after the music writer called him a "Nostradumbass" for still supporting Trump.

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (3aI0K)

133
My first husband's dad was in the Navy and spent the Depression era on a
gunboat in China. He always said he understood the rise of Mao because
people were so desperately poor.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (JKNZq)


How to end poverty via mass murder.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (KxTSn)

134 @ 115 no the Elite they all speak a dialect differ from Cantonese and Mandarin..a trained ear would spot this unless it was too close to the thighs on a Honey Pot

Posted by: Corky Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (LPu4X)

135 China seems a depraved culture, in many ways. I see nothing in it to embrace, in fact it is repellant.


Take a Wok on the Wild Side.
Posted by: Rou Leed


"Hey, lady! Me wok your dog while you shop!"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (fu1JC)

136 Dominion has made it 100x easier to cheat with this system than it would be with a manual paper system.

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (+y8uL)

137 I'm at the Flying J in San Antonio and someone wrote on the dispenser in the bathroom stall, "Mamo Rico y Gratis
*ph#* BJ
Ask 4 Samuel"

Tempted to call just to see who answers.

Maybe ask for Samuel?

Ask him if he's heard the Good News?

Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (+d/JO)

138 130
Is LeBron James still dribbling?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (m45I2)


__________


Definitely from his rear end.

Posted by: Chairman Xi at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (WqPYg)

139 Leftist: "America is a repressive regime"

"Good, then we agree we shouldn't deal with countries like China with slave labor camps?"

Leftist: "Who are we to judge another culture?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (WEBkv)

140 You no rike? Tso what! Big deer!

Posted by: General Tso at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (A4Dbz)

141 Greetings:

I grew up in the Bronx of the '50s and '60s. The Chinese were big in the restaurant and hand laundry sectors.

See "No ticket, no laundry" and "One from column A and one from column B.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (evgyj)

142 I wish I cared about the NBA so I could start boycotting it.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (22mNy)

143 >>Country singer John Rich


I don't think you can call that guy a singer in good conscience.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (h9OLH)

144 115 Is there still a schism between Cantonese and Mandarin speakers?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:17 AM (2DOZq)

It's not a schism. Mandarin only started becoming the national language in the last hundred years, it used to be the court tongue. China had hundreds of dialects. But deep south China is culturally fairly distinct still, yes.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (s/xOm)

145 Boxer Rebellion
Civil War
Japanese

Yeah start of the 20th Century, China got screwed over. Then in 1949 Mao kicked Chiang kai-Shek out.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (8QnBQ)

146
This is what I can't understand about any of the prog support for China. Their existence is antithetical to everyone they claim to believe in.



'Claim.'

Everything the Left does or claims to value is about power, and is expendable to get power. They have no other value.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (oVJmc)

147 Leftist: "Who are we to judge another culture?"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (WEBkv)
++++++++
Moral relativism is stupid and evil.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

148 And you didn't get to use a BAR either, ShainS.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (UDapT)

149 Running late today.

I had to get the pizza dough set aside to rise.

Why yes, I'm making pizza a little later on and mentioning it because I'm a bad person. Why do you ask?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (WEBkv)

150 Chinese food on Christmas is not just a joke of Jewish American tradition.There have been Jews in China since the dark ages period.
About 20,000 European Jews established a ghetto in Shanghai to escape the Holocaust. From there, Sino-Jewish families spread across the Western world.
You know who I might have expected would know something about that?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (zMFmR)

151 I'm not completely convinced that there's not a strong cultural connection to China in the US on account of having been a kung fu movie junkie from time to time.

But while China promotes a romantic version of Chinese history in movies, I think that the disconnect is probably between Chinese culture and the modern Chicoms. Some things stick, of course, such as a cultural expectation that doesn't reward individuality, but I still think that there's more connection than it might seem with culture in the US.
At least when SJWs aren't scolding us or shaming high school girls for wearing a pretty silk dress to prom.

And we certainly like Hong Kong and Taiwan. Right?

Posted by: Synova at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (BD/yx)

152 if SCOTUS says it is okay for non-legislative bodies to change election laws for a state then all states are injured (not just Texas and those joining them). All states are harmed by the ruling because it sets the precedent that every sec of state, and every supreme court, and every governor can change their election laws at any time without consent of the Constitutionally appointed authorities over election laws.

I simply can not see a way SCOTUS can rule against Texas here. Thus, they only have two options before them: Side with Texas or find some way to dismiss the the lawsuit on a technicality.

And there again, I do not see how they can dismiss the lawsuit on a technicality, and essentially deny Texas (et al) the chance to go to the one and only non-military option available to them in the Constitution to resolve a state-to-state dispute.

This lawsuit is as close to perfect as one can get. The court must either agree with Texas, or they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay). It completely and totally ties the hands of the court.

It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)

153 79 Wasn't Bannon accused of being cozy with the Chinese?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:13 AM (oVJmc)

A lot of phony charges against Bannon, the flak is thick because he is over the target.

https://pandemic.warroom.org/

2nd hour live right now.

his whole show is anti-CCP, more than any other.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (sy5kK)

154 My favorite thing that Mao did was force the entire country to kill birds. So the birds wouldn't eat the crops.

Then the insect population exploded and ate all the crops. Commies are f'ing stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (1ISKN)

155 I don't think you can call that guy a singer in good conscience.
Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM (h9OLH)

----------------

Word.

Posted by: Axl Rose at December 10, 2020 11:23 AM (WEBkv)

156 How to end poverty via mass murder.

Yeah, we read that book.

Posted by: Three Stooges Dam at December 10, 2020 11:23 AM (4EIFd)

157 We Chinese
We had pran
We put Covid in a can
Splayed it in Amelican faces
Made Tlump ruse Plesidential laces.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (ZiAW7)

158 Maybe this is already something you are doing but I'll put it out there. write to these guys and ask they Join Texas:
Iowa: Tom Miller | Phone: 515-281-5164 | Fax: 515-281-4209 | Email: webteam@ag.iowa.gov (If you seek a reply, please include your full name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number.)
Idaho: Lawrence Wasden | Phone: 208-334-2400 | Wasden@lawrencewasden.com
New Hampshire: Gordon MacDonald | Phone: 603-271-3658 | Attorneygeneral@doj.nh.gov
Ohio: Dave Yost | Phone: 800-282-0515 | Web form: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/About-AG/Contact
Wyoming: Bridgett Hill | 307-777-7841 or 307-777-7886 or 307-777-7977 | Web form: http://ag.wyo.gov/contact-us

Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (2Xrky)

159 Cheap labor. My guess is that west coast immigration came first, but I am not sure.



Good question!



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (xT2tT)


_________


Thinks I learned from watching "Kung Fu" as a kid.

Posted by: Chairman Xi at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (WqPYg)

160 Ancient Chinese secret!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (BC/HA)

161 Once again, most of this comes down to the successful march through our institutions, especially education. This new breed of feckless politicians, so-called journalists and corporate CEOs have been indoctrinated through a relentless program designed to infuse loathing for America and traditional American ideals. They feel they have absolutely no fealty or obligation. Selling the country out for personal and ideological advancement comes naturally and without remorse.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (W4eKo)

162 Well said, JJ

Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (48/MM)

163 /off asshoe sock

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (WqPYg)

164 If there was enough corruption to overturn the presidential election, then:
4 Senate seats were stolen
5-10 House seats were stolen

There is no Constitutional deadlines on House and Senate.

Trump wins, that fraud gets investigated, those seats returned to the legitimate winner.
Trump loses and it gets swept under the rug

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (HvQej)

165
We saved them from Japan in WWII and they've been kicking us in the balls ever since. Screw em.

Posted by: red speck at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (gS3OW)

We were backing Chiang not the current regime.
Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2020 11:16 AM (s/xOm)







Of course, Chiang would have had a fighting chance at crushing the commies if he hadn't looted every bit of US aid that went his way for 15 years.

Still, despite the corruption he and the KMT would have been a damned sight better for China than Mao and his vampires.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (EGyGV)

166 "But aside from cold hard cash, what is the allure of China?"

For many, I think it's less about supporting China, and more about hurting the evil US.

Posted by: Grimmy at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (3MG/9)

167 I mean CBD. sorry

Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (48/MM)

168 @EmeraldRobinson
So @SecPompeo wanted to give a speech about China's infiltration into our school system at MIT but the President of MIT was worried about the "optics."

That's right: an American university declined to host the American Secretary of State.

Tells you who really owns MIT too.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (bDqIh)

169 You know who I might have expected would know something about that?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (zMFmR)

Who?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (xT2tT)

170 Except that the ChiCom ultimate goal isn't to get rich. That's just a means to their real end, which is world domination. They can't dominate the world unless the US is utterly destroyed, hence the push for illegal alien invasion.
_________________

Yep. Nothing, except maybe nukes, will destroy us quicker or more effectively than unlimited immigration. And the Chi-Coms can't nuke us without risking being destroyed themselves, so buying U.S. politicians who pimp open borders here is the next best thing for them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (k4dH2)

171 Wasn't JJ a character in a Chicom??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (UDapT)

172 The Dominion system will let you scan a blank ballot and then "adjudicate" it, which means "fill it out on the screen and send it on".

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (+y8uL)

173 How to end poverty via mass murder.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (KxTSn)
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We were diligent and almost made it, then, we got invaded. Too bad, really, because I'm sure we almost shot our way to prosperity!

Posted by: Zombie Stalin at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (WEBkv)

174 As a swing state voter I included that my own state is failing to equally protect me and I ask them to join on my behalf as well as the constituents of their states.

If my republican vote counts as less than 1, that is the strongest, most scientific, mathematical example of unequal protection they will ever get.

Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (2Xrky)

175 124 "Which is as far from simple tabulation as you can get."

This is the first I have seen of how it actually works. You have to see the video. Get past the stupid sideways camera angle.


https://tinyurl.com/yy645l4f
Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:19 AM (+y8uL)

South Georgia is truly based af. Don't let the outsiders tell you otherwise.

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:26 AM (ECMp1)

176 Well said, JJ

Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (48/MM)

We all look alike.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:26 AM (xT2tT)

177 154
My favorite thing that Mao did was force the entire country to kill birds. So the birds wouldn't eat the crops.



Then the insect population exploded and ate all the crops. Commies are f'ing stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (1ISKN)


__________


Perfect example of Stage One Thinking [h/t Thomas Sowell].

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (WqPYg)

178 Muldoon, thank you for your response in the last thread. Two of the illnesses were bacterial and required antibiotics. The other three may have been bacterial as well but I don't know because they cleared up on their own (two three-week bouts of bronchitis and one three-day upper respiratory).

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (ofYez)

179 If there was enough corruption to overturn the presidential election, then:
4 Senate seats were stolen
5-10 House seats were stolen

There is no Constitutional deadlines on House and Senate.

Trump wins, that fraud gets investigated, those seats returned to the legitimate winner.
Trump loses and it gets swept under the rug
Posted by: RoyalOil at December 10, 2020 11:25 AM (HvQej

You just know the GOPe, should Trump prevail, will bend over backwards to sweep everything else under the rug. If they don't Trump will have carte blanche to keep pressing, keep fighting, keep exposing, until the GOP has a majority in both chambers and Democrats left and right being indicted, effectively ruining them as a political party.

Which is the last thing the GOP wants.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (ZR7kf)

180 if SCOTUS says it is okay for non-legislative bodies to change election laws for a state then all states are injured (not just Texas and those joining them). All states are harmed by the ruling because it sets the precedent that every sec of state, and every supreme court, and every governor can change their election laws at any time without consent of the Constitutionally appointed authorities over election laws.

I simply can not see a way SCOTUS can rule against Texas here. Thus, they only have two options before them: Side with Texas or find some way to dismiss the the lawsuit on a technicality.

And there again, I do not see how they can dismiss the lawsuit on a technicality, and essentially deny Texas (et al) the chance to go to the one and only non-military option available to them in the Constitution to resolve a state-to-state dispute.

This lawsuit is as close to perfect as one can get. The court must either agree with Texas, or they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay). It completely and totally ties the hands of the court.

It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)

Standing. Texas lacks it.

How does my asshole taste?

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (+d/JO)

181 Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (zMFmR)

Marco Polo didn't just find silk in China. He found a sect of Jews living there too.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (2DOZq)

182 Hey, remember me?

Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (H5knJ)

183 177




Perfect example of Stage One Thinking [h/t Thomas Sowell].
Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (WqPYg)

Underpants Gnomes Business Model.

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (bCLt0)

184 I wish I cared about the NBA so I could start boycotting it.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM

Give them all 100 points and just let them play the last two minutes. I got free tickets to a game some years back. I've never been an NBA fan but thought, well maybe I'll like it better in person. I was bored beyond words. I left early to hit the bar with my friend.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (BC/HA)

185 They will take the $$ from anybody for any reason for any cause.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (yTRuK)

186 Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)


_________



Well stated. It makes such perfect sense that I'm preparing to be disappointed by the feckless cowards in the ruling class ... again.

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (WqPYg)

187 It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)
@@@

OMG Thread winner! laughing tears

Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:29 AM (2Xrky)

188 I went for Jewish cuisine on Christmas and got nothing.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 10, 2020 11:29 AM (WOYcU)

189 This lawsuit is as close to perfect as one can get. The court must either agree with Texas, or they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay). It completely and totally ties the hands of the court.

It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)


But, but... NPR and the rest of the MFM says the lawsuit is "widely mocked"!!!

Posted by: Pres. Elect LASue, only minimally demented unlike others. at December 10, 2020 11:29 AM (Ed8Zd)

190 EC meets Monday.

Tick tock, people.

Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:29 AM (ZfRYq)

191 Then the insect population exploded and ate all the crops. Commies are f'ing stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (1ISKN)


__________


Perfect example of Stage One Thinking [h/t Thomas Sowell].
Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (WqPYg)

The Soviet Union's agricultural plan was just as scientifically ignorant.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

192 Out: How about them Cowboys.

In: How about that fucking Starship. Team America, eat fuck.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at December 10, 2020 11:30 AM (yTRuK)

193 Breaking News: Morocco normalizes ties to Israel, PDT announces.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:30 AM (UDapT)

194 But, but... NPR and the rest of the MFM says the lawsuit is "widely mocked"!!!
Posted by: Pres. Elect LASue, only minimally demented unlike others. at December 10, 2020 11:29 AM (Ed8Zd)
++++++++++
/me shrugs. It is being mocked. Doesn't mean it has no value or chance of success (on it's face - I doubt it will work because the only thing I trust any aspect of the government to do is to betray the Constitution and the citizens).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

195  I wish I cared about the NBA so I could start boycotting it.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:21 AM

I stopped buying Nike products, and will not watch even 5 seconds of an NBA game.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (xT2tT)

196 Of course, Chiang would have had a fighting chance at crushing the commies if he hadn't looted every bit of US aid that went his way for 15 years.

Corruption in China is a way of life. It's who they are, it's what they do. It is engrained in their culture.

I think it was less Chiang than it was his Generals.

In today's China, they kill you if they catch you stealing. simple

Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (48/MM)

197 Something I don't understand:

"White" people have a wide range of hair and eye colors which helps identify individuals. (I hate it when a student dyes her hair before I have learned all the names in my class.) Other ethnic groups tend to have only black hair and brown eyes. It seems perfectly reasonable that it is a little easier to tell "white" people apart than others.

Maybe I'm just a racist.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (ofYez)

198 One of my least favorite business-speak terms: "solutioning."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

199 . Two of the illnesses were bacterial and required antibiotics.


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Makes me wonder about the mechanical things. Gunk that doesn't get cleared is a nice breeding ground for bacteria. Ask your doc about things like humidity (saline drops, humidifier) or other ways to mechanically clear debris.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (m45I2)

200 I stopped buying Nike products, and will not watch even 5 seconds of an NBA game.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (xT2tT)
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You've actually watched the NBA recently? More than I've done in the last 20 years or so.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (WEBkv)

201 199 One of my least favorite business-speak terms: "solutioning."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

Around here, you'd get your ass kicked for saying that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (1ISKN)

202 EC meets Monday. Tick tock, people.

@@@

That date is not the important one. Try to keep up.

Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (2Xrky)

203 >>> This lawsuit is as close to perfect as one can get. The court must either agree with Texas, or they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay). It completely and totally ties the hands of the court.

It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (ZR7kf)

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I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)

204 148
And you didn't get to use a BAR either, ShainS.


Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (UDapT)


_________



Heh. My worst day here at the horde was somebody noting that Bonnie and Clyde were ventilated by Frank Hamer and his BAR -- and I'd forgotten what BAR stood for ... so made the mistake of asking (and will now never forget!).


My man card was revoked by unanimous consensus that day ... ;-)

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:33 AM (WqPYg)

205 In today's China, they kill you if they catch you stealing. simple

Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (48/MM)

Stealing without permission. Within politics that is. The police aren't big on enforcing laws on the general populace due to indifference.

Posted by: Someguy at December 10, 2020 11:33 AM (s/xOm)

206 In the 2010s while we were focused on terrorism, China was focused on world domination.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:33 AM (22mNy)

207 >>One of my least favorite business-speak terms: "solutioning."



"offboarding"
As in, layoffs.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)

208 ZOD.

Posted by: Zod at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (QOFs8)

209 I think you have to start with at least the Taiping wars to get a handle on where modern China came from. They had a bizarre, mystical version of Christianity knocking around, and every Chinese regime since --meaning the ones before Mao, too -- has had its expectations of Christianity colored by the experience. The victor of that rebellion wrote to Grant, trying to stress the equivalence of their situations!

The Opium Wars and Taiping set up everything that led to the Righteous Fists and the spheres of influence.


A hundred years ago, German Christian missionaries were very active there, especially instrumental in introducing sanitary and medical practices to control plague at a time when Germany was a full generation ahead of the rest of the world in the development of vaccines. I've seen it estimated that the mid-century population of China would have been half what it was had the Germans not shut down the plague.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the founding of an anti-communist society dedicated to a Baptist missionary killed by the WWII communists: John Birch.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (zMFmR)

210 And as you know, N.L Urker there are a whole lot of underground churches in China. I've talked to a few of the congregants at the local Chinese Baptist Church. They have NO love for the Chinese CP. If Protestants asked for the intercession of Saints, I think Watchman Nee-would be one of them to ask for religious freedom in China. Have you heard of him?. He was a pastor and writer imprisoned for his faith and died in prison in China. He wrote a lot of materials while in prison:

https://www.watchmannee.org/christian-faith.html
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2020 11:18 AM (WkPC9)

I've read many of his books.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (lgiXo)

211 I am a Southerner and was raised in Taiwan. There is a lot of crossover between the two cultures. First, they love their families, spoil their sons and worship their ancestors. They eat rice, too. They are basically serfs and have serf expectations. Most Southerner's have a similar outlook and protect the commity of community.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (T1Dne)

212 I've been wondering about the selling out and treason of the ruling class, and I have to think that there's more than just money. There's the allure of power and dominance, of course. And, of course, there are some truly idiotic people like Trudeau and his Cabinet of Children who are probably true believers just out of sheer stupidity. But I have to wonder what else is going on. Could it be that China has promised these people that they will be allowed to live after China dominates the west?

In other thoughts, there's been a lot of talk about cutting the cord from cable and then... promptly hooking up another cord to online services. I cut the YouTube cord last night. Deleted my subs and will resist the urge to go back to the folks I used to watch. Should take about a week to get the urge out of the system. If I don't miss TV, I don't think I'm going to miss the tubers all that much.

I do feel somewhat bad for the tubers who will lose the benefit of my views. Mostly maker types -- machining, woodwork, 3d printing, sewing, knitting, and such. But I have to think that if they're on a platform that's turned so censorious, they're ultimately part of the problem. They're enabling it by providing it content. I think history will eventually see them as Auschwitz's Neighbors -- they knew what was going on, but they looked the other way or even played along.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (gaQBu)

213 ln5wD


********


Someone dropped a turd in the punch bowl.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (m45I2)

214 I have more respect for a whore than a politician.

The whore will tell you up front that 1) you're definitely getting screwed, and 2) this is the set price

Posted by: DB- just DB. at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (iTXRQ)

215 Thanks, Muldoon. I got something even better - - a doctor's exemption note. Unfortunately, not everyone will honor it, so I've had a few episodes since then. But I don't have to wear a mask at work now.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (ofYez)

216 Sorry about the bad flashback, ShainS.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (UDapT)

217 176
Well said, JJ



Posted by: Uncle Rick at December 10, 2020 11:24 AM (48/MM)



We all look alike.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2020 11:26 AM (xT2tT)


_________



LOL.

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (WqPYg)

218 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)

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It's easy to understand. SCOTUS won't do shit no matter how much evidence they are presented.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (22mNy)

219
Hey, remember me?
Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (H5knJ)







Which reminds me that Richard Gere essentially killed his career by his vigorous, and continuing criticism of the ChiComs, mostly over their rule of Tibet. He's still a commie cocksucker, but I have to respect his consistent hatred of the CCP.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (EGyGV)

220 By the way, if country (fill in the blank) is so wonderful, then why do so many different people try to emigrate to the US?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (WEBkv)

221 The Soviet Union's agricultural plan was just as scientifically ignorant.

They had a what?

Posted by: Africa at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (jacU8)

222 break that chinese dam, sink their carrier, blow up their islands in the south china sea.

Send them all dem politicians in handcuffs to parade on tv and torture.

Thats just a start.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (SScvq)

223 Whatcha wagging your dick for Mr. Zod?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (yTRuK)

224 If we had a media, and not just a PR firm for the China Democrats, one question to LeBron would be, "Based on your views and activism, do you think the NBA should play games in the world's largest slave owning country, China?"

Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (qlFIA)

225 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)


They only denied the requested emergency injunction to stop cert. The case is still on the docket and will be heard later.

Posted by: SSBN656 (G) at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (5AVMW)

226 168
@EmeraldRobinson

So @SecPompeo wanted to give a speech about China's infiltration
into our school system at MIT but the President of MIT was worried about
the "optics."

That's right: an American university declined to host the American Secretary of State.


Tells you who really owns MIT too.

MIT is unrecognizable these days, pure Woke nonsense. And this is just in the last thirty years.

Posted by: sharksauce at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (DFZnL)

227 BREAKING NEWS: Time Magazine has announced the finalists for its Person of the Year for 2020 Award. This Award recognizes the person who "affected the news or our lives the most, for better or for worse".

The four finalists are: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Frontline Health Care Workers and Dr. Fauci, and Movement for Racial Justice.

The winner of the prestigious award for 2019 was Greta Thunberg.

Notably missing from this year's nominees is eponymous Mr. Ace O'Spades.

Posted by: Moron News Service at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (DMUuz)

228 This willingness to sell Americans out to the Chinese reminds me of recently-freed Israelites trying to go back to slavery in Egypt. What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (ofYez)

229 "they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay)."


Easy peezy, no problem. They're the Supreme Court, they can do whatever they want. Who's gonna stop them?

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (H8QX8)

230 "offboarding"
As in, layoffs.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)

___

Wow. I thought I had heard all the corporate double speak bullshit, but I've never heard that one before.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (22mNy)

231 I don't know how not every Chinese person isn't grossly overweight with every restaurant being all you can eat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (1ISKN)

232 Unreal.

https://twitter.com/KanekoaTheGreat/
status/1336953438140174336

Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei, sure seems interested in Georgia politics and has a twitter feed dedicated to TDS.

Wasn't Huawei recently designated a national security threat?

Raffensperger. . . Where have I heard that name before?

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (ECMp1)

233 Central Planning. Can't wait for that to come Here, right? ( See: Green New Deal).

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (bCLt0)

234 Actioning

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (lgiXo)

235 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (EGyGV)

His protests was fueled by his Buddhism.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (2DOZq)

236 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.
__________________

IIRC, the SCOTUS denied injunctive relief in that PA lawsuit. They did not dismiss it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (k4dH2)

237 229 This willingness to sell Americans out to the Chinese reminds me of recently-freed Israelites trying to go back to slavery in Egypt. What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (ofYez)

The people selling out Americans won't be slaves, they'll be rich slavers.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (ONvIw)

238 The plan was China would become like us but we have become like them.
Until Trump.
Hence the PermaCoup.

Posted by: A person at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (m6qV1)

239 I don't know how not every Chinese person isn't grossly overweight with every restaurant being all you can eat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (1ISKN)


Maybe because they know what the actual ingredients are in the food?

Posted by: SSBN656 (G) at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (5AVMW)

240 I've read many of his books.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:34 AM (lgiXo)

He really was a remarkable man, wasn't he?. Talk about putting your life on the line for the Gospel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (WkPC9)

241 if any of these morons had read chinese history they would know that they have ALWAYS operated this way, through money.

Posted by: robert kendall at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (+UGno)

242 198 Something I don't understand:

"White" people have a wide range of hair and eye colors which helps identify individuals. (I hate it when a student dyes her hair before I have learned all the names in my class.) Other ethnic groups tend to have only black hair and brown eyes. It seems perfectly reasonable that it is a little easier to tell "white" people apart than others.

Maybe I'm just a racist.
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (ofYez)

Honestly? I was overseas in the Air Force, went home to Minnesota to visit and went to the high school choir concert and when the Scandi kids filed in I honestly looked at them all and thought to myself "how do they tell each other apart."

On the other hand, I'd become pretty good at guessing if an Asian person was Japanese or Korean or Chinese because there really are some common differences in appearance.

I also worked with a girl in Minneapolis who was from Puerto Rico and she said that when she moved there in high school she'd panic walking into the cafeteria because she was afraid that she wouldn't recognize the new friends she'd made.

Families learn to tell identical twins apart without a thought because everything the same gets ignored and only the differences noticed. Everyone does that.



Posted by: Synova at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (BD/yx)

243 It's passed time for a new party of the people. Hopefully, we have enough presence of mind and support to do that and end the DNC and RNC's choke hold on the citizens of America.

Posted by: Miss Quito at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (sI15f)

244
I though "Irish" and "food" were incompatible terms.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (mht8P)

245 207 In the 2010s while we were focused on terrorism, China was focused on world domination

Weird how that all worked out under Bush.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (SScvq)

246 What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?

A child's freedom. The freedom from responsibility.

Posted by: t-bird at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (dYmWY)

247 This willingness to sell Americans out to the Chinese reminds me of recently-freed Israelites trying to go back to slavery in Egypt. What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (ofYez)

Similar story after the reunification of East and West Germany.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (2DOZq)

248 I thought one of the PA lawsuits was essentially the same issue - unconstitutional process was used to change election procedures? But ditto what Shenanigans said, and it was my reaction to that PA case. How can SCOTUS allow a plain violation of the constitutional order WRT legislatures setting the manner of elections?

That's why this is such a show-down moment in so many different ways for the country.

The constitutional order is largely derailed, the judiciary being the worst element of that (of course empowered entirely by the abnegation of responsibility by the other 2 branches). But if even presidential elections are essentially rendered meaningless thru the acceptance of obvious fraud, or even acceptance of absurd lack of integrity (this is as of today the current situation, just on the facts known right now) - well, cue Pvt. Hudson.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (OTzUX)

249 238 229 This willingness to sell Americans out to the Chinese reminds me of recently-freed Israelites trying to go back to slavery in Egypt. What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (ofYez)

Because in Egypt they had all the leeks and garlic they could eat.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (lgiXo)

250 I don't know how not every Chinese person isn't grossly overweight with every restaurant being all you can eat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (1ISKN)


Cats & dogs equal low carbs.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (8k7U7)

251 >Raffensperger. . . Where have I heard that name before?
Posted by: bat nationalist




He played Cliff Clavin on "Cheers"

Posted by: DB- just DB. at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (iTXRQ)

252 IIRC, the SCOTUS denied injunctive relief in that PA lawsuit. They did not dismiss it.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (k4dH2)

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Denying injunctive relief is the equivalent of "we'll let you know" after a job interview. It's not official you didn't get the job, but you can pretty much read between the lines.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (22mNy)

253 Unreal.



https://twitter.com/KanekoaTheGreat/

status/1336953438140174336



Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei, sure seems interested in Georgia politics and has a twitter feed dedicated to TDS.



Wasn't Huawei recently designated a national security threat?



Raffensperger. . . Where have I heard that name before?

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:37 AM (ECMp1)



It's such a common name. I'm sure it's just a coincidence. /s

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (KxTSn)

254 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.

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That case is still open. Only the injunctive relief was denied. If our press weren't surprising vs reporting people would know that. Lawyer scuttlebutt is that it's common for a court to pick a better and broader case that covers the same ground. All the marbles = Texas. There are other reasons too that can be summarized as Texas case is pure "Scalia Seance" constitutional vs icky state law and state constitution stuff.

Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (2Xrky)

255 The old left sort of believed in communism.


The new left, and their Chinese allies, don't believe in *any* of the crap they are spewing.

It is like a damn ponzi scheme. Members of the left get rich by bringing more people, governments, and corporations into the collective, but the collective generates negative value.


Now, for the people on the top, like a LeBron or a Bezos? It probably works out for them. But when the collapse comes the Free Shit Army is going to be working the fields to meet the yearly cabbage quota. And that is one of the great failures of the right - the people getting free shit don't understand or care what the end result of more people getting more free shit is.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (qlFIA)

256 >>> It's easy to understand. SCOTUS won't do shit no matter how much evidence they are presented.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:35 AM (22mNy)

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If that is so, then the Texas suit is DOA.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (HSzKG)

257 https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1336915817498365953

In a surprising move, the Pentagon has told the CIA that it plans to end the majority of the military support it provides to the agency's counterterrorism missions by Jan. 5, according to a former senior administration intelligence official.

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (ECMp1)

258

Very good post, CBD.
So well said.

Dumb people think they are just like us. We are one world and all of that bs. They are so wrong.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (sfhL4)

259 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by
SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own
constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)


Because it wasn't actually denied in full. It's still on the docket, at least as of JJ's thread.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (kOpft)

260 37
Added an item to my Didn't Have This In My 2020 Forecast:



1) Envying Swedish public health competence

2) Envying French leadership on defending national culture



Added:



3) Georgia being the lynchpin to the probably-fatal blow to the US as a serious free country with rule of law



Posted by: rhomboid
How about

4) Envying Iraq's ability to run a free and fair election

Posted by: President_Elect Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (LBiyC)

261 245
I though "Irish" and "food" were incompatible terms.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 10, 2020 11:38 AM (mht8P)

The Great Irish Cookbook is just one word: "Boil"

Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (Izzlo)

262
There is no waxing poetic about the joys of Chinese-American culture.


"Big Trouble in Little China" isn't up to snuff?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (pNxlR)

263 Standing. Texas lacks it.

How does my asshole taste?
Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts at December 10, 2020 11:27 AM (+d/JO)

Even if a state lacks standing, which I don't necassarily agree, Trump has requested to be a party to the suit, and He would have standing as the person directly wronged by the outcome, no?

Posted by: Inogame - Trump Won at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (+2xjH)

264 Chalrey Blown Dirdo is cockasucka. Chinee arways been heah. Now you feed pigs.

Posted by: Wu at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (CLteG)

265 Renowned New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, 64, is arrested on child porn charges after police execute warrant to search his computer

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (3aI0K)

266 >>If SCOTUS says it is okay for non-legislative bodies to change election laws for a state then all states are injured (not just Texas and those joining them). All states are harmed by the ruling because it sets the precedent that every sec of state, and every supreme court, and every governor can change their election laws at any time without consent of the Constitutionally appointed authorities over election laws.

I simply can not see a way SCOTUS can rule against Texas here. Thus, they only have two options before them: Side with Texas or find some way to dismiss the the lawsuit on a technicality.

And there again, I do not see how they can dismiss the lawsuit on a technicality, and essentially deny Texas (et al) the chance to go to the one and only non-military option available to them in the Constitution to resolve a state-to-state dispute.

This lawsuit is as close to perfect as one can get. The court must either agree with Texas, or they commit one of two sins: deny the constitution coming (no right to sue) or deny the constitution going (breaking the law is okay). It completely and totally ties the hands of the court.

It feels like Ted Cruz wrote it during a seance with the ghost of Antonin Scalia.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM


My fear is that the defendant states will argue and SC will agree that the process challenges should have been raised with USCC before the election and are not timely now. So that will be the technicality. And frankly I don't see why Texas or another state couldn't have filed suit with USCC on those issues before the election. The changes were no secret.

Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (G/mW5)

267 Here is what I hope is behind this fraud: that Dems knew they would get destroyed in this election so they committed fraud to hide the fact they would get destroyed. I don't think they are gonna take this to the mat. I think, like Russian Collusion, they mean to deligitimize Trump during his second term. Not allowing Trump a Mandate is what this has always been about.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (T1Dne)

268 39 that fat whore wife of John Legend should be given a free trips to mars.
Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (SScvq)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, with an assist from Satan

Posted by: Carmenzoid at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (9sa5h)

269 I've said before that our country's problems with China are almost entirely problems with our aristocracy. Without their complicity, China's government, evil, totalitarian, and anti-American though it is, would have no power here.

We've been sold out and betrayed, sold out and betrayed, my entire life by our "elite". They're grasping for slavery, like worthless classes always grasp for slavery, to gain unearned wealth and to break the power and prosperity of free men and dignified labor.

As to the Chinese people, my picture of their culture is out of date: I'm going off of history books from before their communist revolution: They seem to have admirable aspects to their culture. Confucianism (without the emphasis on deference to authority) is sort of a conservative philosophy. They're industrious. They're going after science and industry. Their kids don't major in stupid shit. (In their Malthusian pressure-cooker, failure to be useful leads to poverty and death.)

We have quite a few grievances against communist totalitarians everywhere, but IMO it'd be unwise to alienate Chinese Americans. If we're ever to have political power in this country again, it would be nice if it was along some axis of "coalition of the useful people who have their shit together."

Posted by: anonymous at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (hRoyQ)

270
The newly started "LeBron's Book Review" specializes in Table of Contents' pages!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (pNxlR)

271
The pierced chimp looks more dignified than the Peking Fuck...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (s2VJv)

272 (ln5wD) <-- zap it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (oVJmc)

273 That is the best fucking poster ever. I'm going to have to print that up and post it around town.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 10, 2020 11:42 AM (yQpMk)

274 198
Something I don't understand:



"White" people have a wide range of hair and eye colors which helps
identify individuals. (I hate it when a student dyes her hair before I
have learned all the names in my class.) Other ethnic groups tend to
have only black hair and brown eyes. It seems perfectly reasonable that
it is a little easier to tell "white" people apart than others.



Maybe I'm just a racist.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:31 AM (ofYez)


_________


Diversity is good ... except when it's bad.

/Sounds like something Orwell might have said ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 10, 2020 11:42 AM (WqPYg)

275 We need a test run on the new patriot party. When is the next major election or runoff?

We need to find the guy or gal. Put them through the wringer and pass judgment. Then, bombard them with cash from around the country. Viciously attack both D and R candidates. No mercy. Destroy them both. Pay our crew enough money to get quality, strongwilled election judges. GOTV. Win.

It starts with 1 win.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:42 AM (SScvq)

276 226
I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by
SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own
constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)



They only denied the requested emergency injunction to stop cert. The case is still on the docket and will be heard later.

Posted by: SSBN656 (G)

Yes. It is important to understand what SCOTUS does when it does it. Requests for *preliminary* relief (of which an injunction is one kind) are usually denied if complete relief can be awarded later. IOW, SCOTUS is saying, "call it hell, call it certification, but it's a probable 12 to 7, that we're not going to be bound by whatever shenanigans you put lipstick on"

Posted by: SFGoth at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (KAi1n)

277 In a surprising move, the Pentagon has told the Central Intelligence Agency that it plans to end the majority of the military support it provides to the agency's counterterrorism missions by Jan. 5, according to a former senior administration intelligence official.

It is unclear how the decision would impact the spy agency's worldwide counterterrorism missions that often rely on the U.S. military for logistical support and personnel.

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller sent a letter to CIA Director Gina Haspel outlining the decision, according to the former official, who characterized the action as both surprising and unprecedented.

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (3aI0K)

278 My fear is that the defendant states will argue and SC will agree that the process challenges should have been raised with USCC before the election and are not timely now. So that will be the technicality. And frankly I don't see why Texas or another state couldn't have filed suit with USCC on those issues before the election. The changes were no secret.
Posted by: Bigsmith



Usually, you have no standing until you have been harmed.

Before the election, no harm. After the election, too late.

Cute, huh?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (fu1JC)

279 The four finalists are: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Frontline Health Care Workers and Dr. Fauci, and Movement for Racial Justice.

The winner of the prestigious award for 2019 was Greta Thunberg.

Notably missing from this year's nominees is eponymous Mr. Ace O'Spades.
Posted by: Moron News Service at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (DMUuz)
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Reminds me:

On rant:

Anyone else completely sick of the "essential heroic frontline" workers tripe?

Uh, hello, every single family has someone who is an essential worker, trying to earn a few dollars to keep food on the table, clothes on the back and a roof over the family. Every single one of those people is "essential" to their family, otherwise, the family is in the street, starving and wondering where their next meal will come from.

Elevating "essential workers" to almost heroic status is demeaning to those people who struggle every day to get to work and earn a paycheck to feed their family.

/off rant

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (WEBkv)

280 What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
***

Remember when Bernie Sanders was ranting about how there were too many types of deodorant? A lot of people feel that way.


There are too many choices in life and what if I make....the wrong one?

Also, the promises of Free Shit sweeten the pot a lot.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (qlFIA)

281 Give them all 100 points and just let them play the last two minutes. I got free tickets to a game some years back. I've never been an NBA fan but thought, well maybe I'll like it better in person. I was bored beyond words. I left early to hit the bar with my friend.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 10, 2020 11:28 AM (BC/HA)

Was it a Timberwolves game? 'Cause that would explain the boredom.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (5FCda)

282 Everyone but Americans are the most racist about black people.

Yup. Depictions of blacks in Europe frequently are at levels that would make the KKK turn pale. But they lecture us about racism.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

283 Americanized Chinese food > Americanized Irish food
Posted by: josephistan at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

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Ah, but Americanized Italian food beats both of those.

Posted by: President Elect Decaf at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (hpVf/)

284
Renowned New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, 64, is arrested on child porn charges after police execute warrant to search his computer
Posted by: SMOD


At no time better than now does this catch-all New Yorker cartoon caption cover his situation: "I think I'll kill myself".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (pNxlR)

285 I don't know how not every Chinese person isn't grossly overweight with every restaurant being all you can eat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (1ISKN)





Maybe because they know what the actual ingredients are in the food?


A little of this, a little of that, a few bits of a canine, then mix in some bat.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (SchxB)

286 Because in Egypt they had all the leeks and garlic they could eat.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (lgiXo)


Heh. Keith Green flashback.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (ofYez)

287 My fear is that the defendant states will argue and SC will agree that the process challenges should have been raised with USCC before the election and are not timely now. So that will be the technicality. And frankly I don't see why Texas or another state couldn't have filed suit with USCC on those issues before the election. The changes were no secret.
Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (G/mW5)


Ginsburg's Revenge.

There WAS a case about PA's changes and since the SCOTUS tied 4-4 (fuck you very much John Roberts) the PA SC decision was allowed to stand.

Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (ZfRYq)

288
Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei,



YFKM.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (oVJmc)

289 >>>Cats & dogs equal low carbs.
Posted by: WeBoned!

In many parts of the world, roof rabbit is good eats and Fido is a luxury.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (WOYcU)

290 >>"coalition of the useful people who have their shit together." Posted by: anonymous at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (hRoyQ)

That'd be good if the "fuckups who can't put together a life" coalition wasn't so sizeable.

Posted by: Zod at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (QOFs8)

291 281 What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
***

Remember when Bernie Sanders was ranting about how there were too many types of deodorant? A lot of people feel that way.


There are too many choices in life and what if I make....the wrong one?

Also, the promises of Free Shit sweeten the pot a lot.




Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2020 11:43 AM (qlFIA)

Bernie never struck me as the kind of guy that worries too much about deodorant.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (1ISKN)

292 There was American missionary presence in China in like ~1850s-1930s. Small, but lots of US Protestant churches probably got visits from returning China missionaries. And of course the smallish Yangtze Patrol to protect US interests in China in that time frame too. But yeah, not much that much interest and contact with China historically.

The level of Chinese immigration into the US pre-1950 tends to get overstated/romanticized. I think was less than 200k total population well into the 20th century, but yeah "they built the railroads" and nearly every Western movie made has a Chinese laundry in town or Chinese cook.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (dYe5S)

293 Puddin Head - I hope you're right. I also think, though, that they have now seen how far they've been able to get away with it so far, and decided just to see if they can win. If so, gravy for them.

Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (SScvq)

294 >>>That case is still open. Only the injunctive relief was denied. If our press weren't surprising vs reporting people would know that. Lawyer scuttlebutt is that it's common for a court to pick a better and broader case that covers the same ground. All the marbles = Texas. There are other reasons too that can be summarized as Texas case is pure "Scalia Seance" constitutional vs icky state law and state constitution stuff.
Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (2Xrky)

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Thanks. So basically, don't read too much into the PA injunction denial.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (HSzKG)

295
Wasn't Huawei recently designated a national security threat?



Yep, Chinese military front.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (oVJmc)

296
We need a test run on the new patriot party. When is the next major election or runoff?


After the Georgia fiasco in January, there are the elections for governor in NJ and VA in the fall. Neither incumbent -- both Dims -- will be running.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (pNxlR)

297 I would like to differentiate between the Chinese Government and the Chinese people. The Chinese Government sucks, and is indeed out for world domination. The people, on the other hand, just like any other people, came to this country for a better life. Many who came in the 1860's and 1870's to work on the railroads were treated poorly. Hell, my parents' marriage would have been illegal under California's miscegenation laws had it happened less than two decades earlier, and my marriage would have been illegal under the same laws.
Thank God that many of the laws that unconstitutionally forced political inequality were changed and the doctrine of "separate but equal" was shown for the farce it really was. If people are FORCED to be separate, how can that ever be Constitutional under the 1st Amendment protection of peaceably assembling?
Sorry for my rant.

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (ynpvh)

298 130 Is LeBron James still dribbling?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 11:20 AM (m45I2)


The shortened, fake season was over a couple of months ago. The new one is supposed to start in a few weeks.
Still no fans in the stands. And the drop off of TV viewership last season was a disaster. There is no way the NBA will be able to continue to pay escalating salaries as they have to date.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (sy5kK)

299 China did have a very rich culture. Mao ended all that.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (19g6/)

300 229 This willingness to sell Americans out to the Chinese reminds me of recently-freed Israelites trying to go back to slavery in Egypt. What is it about people that makes them crave subservience?
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (ofYez)

Getting to see the slavemaster whip that guy next door you really hate.

Posted by: Allie at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (vmRc0)

301 Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei,


YFKM.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (oVJmc)

Maybe a cousin?

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (ONvIw)

302 Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (G/mW5)

I've been pointing this out as well as all the info we had on Dominion and mail in ballots prior to the election. There was no real preemptive plan. I would like to say it's 20/20 vision but these things were more than obvious. It definitely put us behind the 8 ball to make these formal charges only after the election.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (2DOZq)

303 288 My fear is that the defendant states will argue and SC will agree that the process challenges should have been raised with USCC before the election and are not timely now. So that will be the technicality. And frankly I don't see why Texas or another state couldn't have filed suit with USCC on those issues before the election. The changes were no secret.
Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (G/mW5)

Ginsburg's Revenge.

There WAS a case about PA's changes and since the SCOTUS tied 4-4 (fuck you very much John Roberts) the PA SC decision was allowed to stand.
Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (ZfRYq)

========

Yeah, the suit was brought, and SCOTUS said, effectively, "We can deal with this after the election."

I'm not putting it past SCOTUS to say, "Too late, you should have worded your request prior to the election slightly differently and in Comic Sans," but it seems somewhat unlikely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (NWM+b)

304 Renowned New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, 64, is arrested on
child porn charges after police execute warrant to search his computer

___

Wait, since when is that illegal?!?

Posted by: Paul Krugman at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (qlFIA)

305 I love Lebron James!

Posted by: Jock Sniffing Overgrown Adolescents at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (KdF3o)

306
"Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei, sure seems interested in Georgia politics"
For real? Are they related?

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (+y8uL)

307 295 >>>That case is still open. Only the injunctive relief was denied. If our press weren't surprising vs reporting people would know that. Lawyer scuttlebutt is that it's common for a court to pick a better and broader case that covers the same ground. All the marbles = Texas. There are other reasons too that can be summarized as Texas case is pure "Scalia Seance" constitutional vs icky state law and state constitution stuff.
Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (2Xrky)

=====

Thanks. So basically, don't read too much into the PA injunction denial.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (HSzKG)

=========

Or...read a whole lot more into it than you already are.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (NWM+b)

308 Denying injunctive relief is the equivalent of "we'll let you know" after a job interview. It's not official you didn't get the job, but you can pretty much read between the lines.
________________

Usually that's true, because getting injunctive relief requires a showing that you're likely to win on the merits, and that you'll be irreparably damaged if you don't get the injunction.

But the injunctive relief requested in the PA case was stopping the certification of PA's electors, which had already happened before the SCOTUS issued its ruling on the request for injunctive relief, so it may just have been a case of the court deeming the request moot, rather than a determination that the petitioners would not prevail on the merits.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (k4dH2)

309 Even if a state lacks standing, which I don't necassarily agree, Trump has requested to be a party to the suit, and He would have standing as the person directly wronged by the outcome, no?
Posted by: Inogame - Trump Won at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (+2xjH)

If you and I live in a house, and you set the house on fire because you were freebasing coke in your bedroom, and the fire destroys all my shit, I have standing to sue you.

I know, I know-- you have to show damages. "The guy who didn't win the fucking election is now President" isn't damages?

Posted by: Vanya, Minister of Fear at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (aKqzO)

310 The Soviet Union's agricultural plan was just as scientifically ignorant.
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Speaking of Russkies, a report today says somebody broke into Putin's sooper secret nukular command and control plane and stole "39 pieces of electronic hardware." Investigators believe the hardware was stolen for the value of its precious metals.

Can you imagine somebody breaking into Air Force 1 and making off with the silverware?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (sWM8x)

311 268 Here is what I hope is behind this fraud: that Dems knew they would get destroyed in this election so they committed fraud to hide the fact they would get destroyed. I don't think they are gonna take this to the mat. I think, like Russian Collusion, they mean to deligitimize Trump during his second term. Not allowing Trump a Mandate is what this has always been about.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (T1Dne)

I've never understood the mandate argument. If you have power, you have the ability to use said power. Denying him the seat is more important than denying an arbitrary mandate, no?

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (KbCG3)

312 Tell you what the Chinese are good at. Lacquering. They can lacquer the shit out of stuff.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (1ISKN)

313 My good friend is a quarter Chinese. Her mother's folks immigrated to Eastern Oregon in the 1800s and ran a store there. We've had Chinese coming to this country for awhile.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (JKNZq)

314 If CBD is still around, can I post LeBron Tse Tung to the twitters?

Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (Nkz65)

315 Voting is a tax. Case dismissed.

- John "The kids were adopted legally, really" Roberts

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (22mNy)

316 For real? Are they related?
Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (+y8uL)

Brad's mom's obituary did not mention a Ron, but maybe cousins.

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (ONvIw)

317 I'm failing to understand how the Kelly/Parnell lawsuit was denied by SCOTUS. That seemed like a pretty clear cut case of PA violating its own constitution. Not to mention them ignoring Alito's order.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:32 AM (HSzKG)

++++++++++++++++

As others have said, but not fully:

SCOTUS denied the request for a rushed answer. The reason is because the suit asked them to stop PA from certifying. By the time SCOTUS responded, two things had already happened: PA already did certify and the Texas suit was made.

Texas' suit does the same thing the PA suit does, only it resolves a dispute between states (which takes precedence as it's a constitutional matter that only SCOTUS can resolve), and resolves things between multiple states.

People who get high on doom and gloom are quick to say "this means they won't do anything" but that makes no sense when you consider how the court already signaled they would do something, how outspoken Alito was about doing something in particular. The dismissal of the injection was literally a one-sentence refusal to grant relief. No opinions or dissents. It wasn't even a "decision." It was just "hold on a sec."

Read between the lines: They told PA to hold on because they have a more pressing case that not only resolves the PA dispute, but two other states and, effectively, puts the whole election litigation to bed once and for all.

Whatever SCOTUS says to Texas will be their answer to PA for all intents and purposes.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (ZR7kf)

318 Wait, since when is that illegal?!?
Posted by: Paul Krugman at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (qlFIA)

No clue, come on, man

Posted by: Hunter at December 10, 2020 11:48 AM (ONvIw)

319 https://pandemic.warroom.org/

2nd hour live right now.

his whole show is anti-CCP, more than any other.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 10, 2020 11:22 AM (sy5kK)
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Thanks for the headsup

Posted by: Braenyard wearing Brooks Bros clothes and white shoes at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (CZm2G)

320 My good friend is a quarter Chinese. Her mother's folks immigrated to Eastern Oregon in the 1800s and ran a store there. We've had Chinese coming to this country for awhile.
Posted by: notsothoreau at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (JKNZq)
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Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

321 Rudy Giuliani is already out of the hospital.
So, sorry haters- he didn't die.

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (3aI0K)

322 SCOTUS may well have not given temporary injunctive relief because they plan to provide permanent. The PA case also deals with stolen local races.

Posted by: A person at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (m6qV1)

323 Whatever SCOTUS says to Texas will be their answer to PA for all intents and purposes.
Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:47 AM (ZR7kf)

Very good analysis.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (H8QX8)

324
The level of Chinese immigration into the US pre-1950 tends to get overstated/romanticized. I think was less than 200k total population well into the 20th century, but yeah "they built the railroads" and nearly every Western movie made has a Chinese laundry in town or Chinese cook.
Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (dYe5S)

I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (lgiXo)

325 The left: Hey Kavanaugh you better not disenfranchise all those voters in PA.

Also the left: Anyway, once Biden is installed we are going to impeach you are arrest you for raping, or whatever it was, Professor Baby Voice


Posted by: How the hell does the left ever win at anything when they work like this?!? at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (qlFIA)

326 Pentagon will no longer support the CIA. No more military support for them.

ABC News link.

https://tinyurl.com/y43r6cjh

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (OssQ4)

327
that fat whore wife of John Legend should be given a free trips to mars.
Posted by: Eli Cash at December 10, 2020 11:05 AM (SScvq)

Who is that?
Posted by: N.L. Urker


Chrissy Teigen

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (pNxlR)

328 Bernie never struck me as the kind of guy that worries too much about deodorant.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM


A couple of people who have been in his 'presence' report he does not.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (DMUuz)

329 325 The left: Hey Kavanaugh you better not disenfranchise all those voters in PA.

Also the left: Anyway, once Biden is installed we are going to impeach you are arrest you for raping, or whatever it was, Professor Baby Voice


Posted by: How the hell does the left ever win at anything when they work like this?!? at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (qlFIA)

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"And if we don't do that, we'll pack the court so you're completely irrelevant."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (NWM+b)

330 PA et al, 3hrs and counting.

Posted by: Braenyard wearing Brooks Bros clothes and white shoes at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (CZm2G)

331 I wonder if the Raffensperger boys have a Hunter/Joe bagman-style relationship.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (oVJmc)

332 In a surprising move, the Pentagon has told the CIA
that it plans to end the majority of the military support it provides to
the agency's counterterrorism missions by Jan. 5, according to a former
senior administration intelligence official.



Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:40 AM (ECMp1)

Well they can't really support the CIA if they're also shooting at them.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (kOpft)

333 The Georgia House is watching the Coffee County video right now. Everyone should see it.

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (+y8uL)

334 300
China did have a very rich culture. Mao ended all that.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (19g6/)

There was a movie I watched some years ago ("To Live", Chinese language, subtitled) about a rich man who gambled his fortune away just before the Communists took over and his life after the communist takeover. One thing you see in the movie that comes up from time to time is the puppet show box, which to me was a symbol of the culture of China. During the communist takeover, the box was riddled with bullets, the what was inside still existed. After the Cultural revolution, the contents of the box were destroyed, but the box remained. Years after, a little girl, decendent of that man asked what was the box for, and nobody could answer that question. THAT is what the communists did the the culture of China.

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (ynpvh)

335 CIA is up to its eyeballs in taint

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (ONvIw)

336 Yup. Depictions of blacks in Europe frequently are at levels that would make the KKK turn pale. But they lecture us about racism.
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This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (T1Dne)

337 327


Chrissy Teigen
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (pNxlR)

Isn't she a Supermodel?

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (bCLt0)

338
Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker


Which ran, ironically, from CA to UT and so was not so "central" after all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

339 308 295 >>>That case is still open. Only the injunctive relief was denied. If our press weren't surprising vs reporting people would know that. Lawyer scuttlebutt is that it's common for a court to pick a better and broader case that covers the same ground. All the marbles = Texas. There are other reasons too that can be summarized as Texas case is pure "Scalia Seance" constitutional vs icky state law and state constitution stuff.
Posted by: Piratepatch at December 10, 2020 11:39 AM (2Xrky)

=====

Thanks. So basically, don't read too much into the PA injunction denial.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:45 AM (HSzKG)

=========

Or...read a whole lot more into it than you already are.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (NWM+b)

Or read Dyanetics, by L. Ron Hubbard. The Science of your mind.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (ifmtJ)

340 35 -
--
TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM

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They say everyone has got one in them.
Posted by: irright at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (8rX4S)

At this point it's not so "novel," is it.

Posted by: Flyover... at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (Rbu5d)

341 Antiochus again:

https://tinyurl.com/y3nlnatb

Posted by: Braenyard wearing Brooks Bros clothes and white shoes at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (CZm2G)

342 Isn't she a Supermodel?
Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (bCLt0)
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I think I covered that issue.

Posted by: edna mode at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (WEBkv)

343 My fear is that the defendant states will argue and SC will agree that the process challenges should have been raised with USCC before the election and are not timely now. So that will be the technicality. And frankly I don't see why Texas or another state couldn't have filed suit with USCC on those issues before the election. The changes were no secret.
Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:41 AM (G/mW5)

+++++++

This won't fly with SCOTUS since PA tried to get relief before the election. Four justices said yes you need relief. Four said no you can get relief after.

What that means is they have no right to say either "you should have waited till after" or "you should have sued earlier." By voting 4-4 they effectively made the issue of laches moot in both directions.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (ZR7kf)

344 340 35 -
--
TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2020 11:06 AM

--------

They say everyone has got one in them.
Posted by: irright at December 10, 2020 11:08 AM (8rX4S)

At this point it's not so "novel," is it.
Posted by: Flyover... at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (Rbu5d)


Rona Chic.

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (bCLt0)

345 There WAS a case about PA's changes and since the SCOTUS tied 4-4 (fuck you very much John Roberts) the PA SC decision was allowed to stand.
Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (ZfRYq)

And Roberts opinion was essentially there was no injury, yet, ergo no foul.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (CLteG)

346 336 Yup. Depictions of blacks in Europe frequently are at levels that would make the KKK turn pale. But they lecture us about racism.
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This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (T1Dne)

========

Well, the story of To Kill a Mockingbirg puts the main black character in jail from the start. Not many people have a whole lot of agency when they're being led around in chains all the time. It's one of the reasons that Hitchcock's The Wrong Man works so well. It's a horror story where the main character can't do anything to get out of his situation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (NWM+b)

347 Isn't she a Supermodel?
___________

More like a super-sized model.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (k4dH2)

348 The level of Chinese immigration into the US pre-1950 tends to get overstated/romanticized. I think was less than 200k total population well into the 20th century, but yeah "they built the railroads" and nearly every Western movie made has a Chinese laundry in town or Chinese cook.
Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (dYe5S)

I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: N.L. Urker



Sweargin cocksucka!
--Mr Wu

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (fu1JC)

349 You'd think someone on Team Trump would have made the connection between the 2 brothers earlier. Like oh, I dunno BEFORE THE ELECTION?

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (22mNy)

350 Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker

Which ran, ironically, from CA to UT and so was not so "central" after all.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

"Pacific To That Place East Of Here Where The Mormons All Ended Up Railroad" might not fit on the caboose

Posted by: Vanya, Minister of Fear at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (aKqzO)

351 This won't fly with SCOTUS since PA tried to get relief before the election. Four justices said yes you need relief. Four said no you can get relief after.

What that means is they have no right to say either "you should have waited till after" or "you should have sued earlier." By voting 4-4 they effectively made the issue of laches moot in both directions.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (ZR7kf)

Great! Now SCOUTS is giving out handjobs? This truly is Idiocracy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (1ISKN)

352 339 Or...read a whole lot more into it than you already are.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (NWM+b)

Or read Dyanetics, by L. Ron Hubbard. The Science of your mind.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (ifmtJ)

==========

My thetan levels are off the charts this morning, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (NWM+b)

353 Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.


and the Grand Canyon.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (yQpMk)

354 348

Sweargin cocksucka!
--Mr Wu
Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (fu1JC)

Lol.Watched the series.

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (bCLt0)

355 There is a lot of money to be made on the political prisoner organ selling market. We collect DNA off of everyone we inter. It helps peak the price of the organ transfer on the international market.

Posted by: Xinnie the Pooh at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (xMeqd)

356 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

357 >>>I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (lgiXo)

Possibly, but probably you just watch too many old movies. Per census, 1950 USA had 150k people of Chinese origin. Though I suppose they could have all owned restaurants.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (dYe5S)

358 I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.
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Not true. In 1960, after returning from Taiwan, I lived in Concord, NC. The only Chinese Resturant available to us for 300 miles was in Charlotte. They had exactly one Chinese Resturant. The same was true of Jewish Pawnbrokers as well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (T1Dne)

359 There was a huge local scandal involving a local Chinese restaurant that was caught "buying their meat from a homeless man who was getting the meat from dumpster diving." They had to close down, but magically were allowed to reopen.
I shit you not.

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (ECMp1)

360 Late to the Art thread.

That kid has HUGE FEET!!!

Rex Ryan must be jerkin to that painting.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

361 342
Isn't she a Supermodel?

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (bCLt0)

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I think I covered that issue.

Posted by: edna mode at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (WEBkv)

Isn't there a tranny supermodel, and a fat chick too? I guess anyone and anything can be a supermodel these days.

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (ynpvh)

362 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck


Guess he should have worn a mask, huh?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (fu1JC)

363 Yeah, I'm not buying Sprite either.

Fuck Lebron and all who support him.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

364 My company is working on its company holiday calendar for 2021. Still not in:
- President's Day
- Columbus Day

Now in:
- Juneteenth

Still in:
- Veteran's Day

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (hYcqw)

365 Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

And Irish built the Union Pacific. And the Penney, and about half of the others, too.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (5HyS+)

366 I' have a small bone to pick... not only was there something worthwhile in _traditional_ Chinese culture, but it also has some resonance with Europe and America as they evolved through the enlightenment.

BUT: On the other paw...

Traditional chinese (and other groups, like the Mongolians, etc) culture =/= whatever the Communist Party is pushing today. That they did everything they could to erase (for instance) Confucius but then turn around and use his name for their stupid connunist front groups in western colleges is an insult stacked upon a lie stacked upon a tower of lies.

If you actually look at Chinese history you can see a whole lot of places where they do similar things. I'd point you at anyone whose family got screwed over in the cultural revolution for details.

that's all.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (Clxcy)

367 This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.
===
well mockingbird was told through the eyes of a child

Posted by: not a critical critic I guess at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (QnHMw)

368 - the puppet show box, which to me was a symbol of the culture of China. During the communist takeover, the box was riddled with bullets, the what was inside still existed. After the Cultural revolution, the contents of the box were destroyed, but the box remained. Years after, a little girl, decendent of that man asked what was the box for, and nobody could answer that question. THAT is what the communists did the the culture of China.
Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (ynpvh)
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Today in America

Posted by: Braenyard wearing Brooks Bros clothes and white shoes at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (CZm2G)

369 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.
Posted by: andycanuck


I'm going to hell for laughing at that, aren't I....

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

370 356 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

Always gets me.

Before Sponge
After Sponge

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (KbCG3)

371 Standing. Texas lacks it.

How does my asshole taste?

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts
----
Your lack of spine allows you to taste it yourself.

/s/ Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanagh, Alito, and Brown

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (HvQej)

372 346 336 Yup. Depictions of blacks in Europe frequently are at levels that would make the KKK turn pale. But they lecture us about racism.
---------------------
This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (T1Dne)

========

Well, the story of To Kill a Mockingbirg puts the main black character in jail from the start. Not many people have a whole lot of agency when they're being led around in chains all the time. It's one of the reasons that Hitchcock's The Wrong Man works so well. It's a horror story where the main character can't do anything to get out of his situation.
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As a character he hardly exists. He is a token in the story. Go Set a Watchman actually has black characters with agency. Again, if you read it you will find out it is about Harper declaring herself a Karen and condemning her father, Atticus.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (T1Dne)

373 Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.


and the Grand Canyon.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (yQpMk)

I thought that was a Scot...who lost a nickel in a gopher hole.

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (AwYPR)

374 "Pacific To That Place East Of Here Where The Mormons All Ended Up Railroad" might not fit on the caboose
Posted by: Vanya, Minister of Fear at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (aKqzO)
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I seem to recall the Central Pacific had a "quality of construction" issue that lead to the Big 4 essentially saying, "What, you expect us to actually run trains on that thing?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (WEBkv)

375 Dopey Joe has named Susan Rice to be his "Director of Domestic Policy".

What a surprise.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (7Kh21)

376 I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 11:49 AM (lgiXo)
Possibly, but probably you just watch too many old movies. Per census, 1950 USA had 150k people of Chinese origin. Though I suppose they could have all owned restaurants.
Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (dYe5S)

I remember as a ute it was the norm to get Chinks delivered but we went out for pizza.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (KdF3o)

377 There was a huge local scandal involving a local Chinese restaurant that was caught "buying their meat from a homeless man who was getting the meat from dumpster diving." They had to close down, but magically were allowed to reopen.
I shit you not.
=====
Why you hade my culture?!

Posted by: ancient chinese secret at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (znRr8)

378 361 342
Isn't she a Supermodel?

Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (bCLt0)

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I think I covered that issue.

Posted by: edna mode at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (WEBkv)

Isn't there a tranny supermodel, and a fat chick too? I guess anyone and anything can be a supermodel these days.
Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (ynpvh)

Which means no one is.

Supermodels were once the Elite. The hottest and rarest. Now Instagram has girls prettier than anyone on the catwalk (Kara Del Toro aside) with pictures available to anyone with a phone. Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated are both Woke and useless.

Now there are just models and THOTs and that's it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (ifmtJ)

379 A recent media study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that positive news stories about the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines barely outnumbered negative stories about Trump and hydroxychloroquine.

Posted by: SMOD at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (3aI0K)

380 Lol.Watched the series.
Posted by: tubal


Series was better than the movie.
Imho, they lost the "magic" that they had.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (fu1JC)

381 Easy peezy, no problem. They're the Supreme Court, they can do whatever they want. Who's gonna stop them?
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 10, 2020 11:36 AM (H8QX

+++++++++

There's the rub.

Even the Supreme Court is obliged to follow the Constitution. The system is set up with three equal branches of power, with checks and balances, ALL under the power of the constitution.

If SCOTUS makes a ruling that breaks the constitution and neither the legislature or executive branch/commander in chief of the military fulfil their oath to defend the constitution then we have no constitution, we have no republic, and we are all on our own to throw off shackles and water the tree of liberty.

Posted by: Shenanigans at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (ZR7kf)

382 I thought that was a Scot...who lost a nickel in a gopher hole.
Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (AwYPR)
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Crud, I laughed out loud.

I guess I am racist.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (WEBkv)

383 Ben Domenech @bdomenech - 3 hr
I can't decide if the least surprising aspect of the Hunter Biden story is the behavior of the media, big tech, China, or Hunter Biden himself.

Says the guy whose wife and MiL are enamored of the "decent and honorable" Biden family.

Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

384 367 This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.
===
well mockingbird was told through the eyes of a child
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This is true - thus it is a fable/bible story. Pretty sure Truman Capote coached this outcome.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (T1Dne)

385 Which ran, ironically, from CA to UT and so was not so "central" after all.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

___

It's like the University of South Florida which is in Tampa. You'd think one guy would have looked at a map when deciding on the name of the place.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (22mNy)

386 >>There WAS a case about PA's changes and since the SCOTUS tied 4-4 (fuck you very much John Roberts) the PA SC decision was allowed to stand.
Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM

True, but that case started in the PA courts and had several previous rulings before it got to USCC. Maybe it would have been different if the challenge had been brought by another state and heard originally in USCC. Or, maybe not.

Just wondering why the state vs. state direct-to-USCC approach wasn't tried before the election...since the potential harm to other states posed by unconstitutional election law changes was so obvious.

Posted by: Bigsmith at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (G/mW5)

387
Read Simon Leys Chinese Shadows to see a sincere and deep love of Chinese culture and rage at how it was destroyed by Mao.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (mht8P)

388 This is taught by To Kill A Mockingbird. The book is all about goodthink whites versus badthink whites. Blacks are merely scenery in this tale. To get a better view of Harper Lee read Go Set A Watchman. At least this book recognizes blacks as having agency instead of total dependence.
===
well mockingbird was told through the eyes of a child
Posted by: not a critical critic I guess at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (QnHMw)


Pretty fucking sad that a cultural icon leading the best books list is a children's book.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (y7DUB)

389 373
Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.





and the Grand Canyon.



Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (yQpMk)



I thought that was a Scot...who lost a nickel in a gopher hole.

Posted by: BignJames at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (AwYPR)

For some reason I thought it was a penny. I denounce myself.

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (ynpvh)

390 Says the guy whose wife and MiL are enamored of the "decent and honorable" Biden family.
Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

Ben is living the life on Cindy's money

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (ONvIw)

391 >>> Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker

Which ran, ironically, from CA to UT and so was not so "central" after all.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

======

Well, after that whole Rock Ridge debacle.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (HSzKG)

392 As a character he hardly exists. He is a token in the story. Go Set a Watchman actually has black characters with agency. Again, if you read it you will find out it is about Harper declaring herself a Karen and condemning her father, Atticus.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (T1Dne)

Which is why Harper Lee didn't release it until she was senile and got conned into it.

Go Set a Watchmen is not a book ready for publication.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (ifmtJ)

393 My company is working on its company holiday calendar for 2021. Still not in:
- President's Day
- Columbus Day

Now in:
- Juneteenth

Still in:
- Veteran's Day
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (hYcqw)

Suggest to em - F*ck it. Let's just take February off and work all the other days. We'll be golden.

Oops. Forgot about EID.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (Nkz65)

394 The super model thing always seemed pretty random and nonsensical to me. Kate Moss, why?

Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (H5knJ)

395
I see Florida has now joined the Texas-led suit. Good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (s2VJv)

396 We're All Uighurs Now

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (oAY8z)

397 Dopey Joe has named Susan Rice to be his "Director of Domestic Policy".



What a surprise.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 10, 2020 11:56 AM (7Kh21)


He really should name Hillary to head up the CIA.

Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

398 Abbott is at greater risk because, being wheelchair-bound, he is more susceptible to pneumonia.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (ofYez)

399 Executive Order.

Freeze and seize assets. It's all they give a shit about anyway.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (naieP)

400 390 Says the guy whose wife and MiL are enamored of the "decent and honorable" Biden family.
Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

Ben is living the life on Cindy's money
Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (ONvIw)

So, Ben is a man whore?

Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (a0IVu)

401 LeBrondo: it's got what plants crave!

Posted by: Joe Mama at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (V6GAy)

402 Official testifying before GA House is confirming the raid on the servers in Frankfurt, and how they traced them. To no one's surprise, it involved Amazon's cloud.

Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (AwPyG)

403 @nataliegwinters

Speaking of Swalwell . . .AOC was also pictured with a NYPD Officer arrested for serving as an 'illegal agent' and 'spy' for the Chinese government.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (bDqIh)

404 Dred Scot Democrats: The black man has no rights we have to respect.
Dominion Democrats: Trump voters have no rights we are bound to respect.

Fuck you. War.

Posted by: A person at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (m6qV1)

405 The Gung Boa Chicken is Solvent Green.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (yTRuK)

406 Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (Nkz65)

___

TBH, a long weekend in June is better than a long weekend in February.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (22mNy)

407 Ben is living the life on Cindy's money

Posted by: CN at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (ONvIw)


Yep. He got lit up just a tad on Twitter.

Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (ptqGC)

408
Oops. Forgot about EID.
Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (Nkz65)

I'm familiar with IED, but not that one.

Posted by: Vanya, Minister of Fear at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (aKqzO)

409 388
Pretty fucking sad that a cultural icon leading the best books list is a children's book.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (y7DUB)

=========

There's nothing wrong with that. Children's literature can illuminate the human condition as well as adult literature.

The problem is when the cultural canon becomes dominated by children's literature.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (NWM+b)

410 Why is Trump/the Executive branch acting and doing things as if Trump will be president on January 21, 2021?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (KAi1n)

411 396 We're All Uighurs Now
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (oAY8z)


Uighur Beavers.

- - Chi-Com porn film

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (s2VJv)

412 I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.


*********


Rice-A-Pony

The San Francisco Treat

Posted by: Muldoon at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (m45I2)

413 The super model thing always seemed pretty random and nonsensical to me. Kate Moss, why?
Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (H5knJ)

----------------

She had the "heroin chic" look down pat.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (WEBkv)

414 TX Gov. Abbot has novel coronavirus.

Posted by: andycanuck



I'm going to hell for laughing at that, aren't I....

Posted by: Sponge



I call top bunk!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (naieP)

415 There are more slaves in China today than there ever were in the US.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (HvQej)

416 352 339 Or...read a whole lot more into it than you already are.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:46 AM (NWM+b)

Or read Dyanetics, by L. Ron Hubbard. The Science of your mind.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (ifmtJ)

==========

My thetan levels are off the charts this morning, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (NWM+b)

Bring your E-Meter in for adjustment. Only $199.99 if you act now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (ifmtJ)

417 "So what does that say about the many servants of Peking (screw their new spelling!) "
--------------------------------------------------

I once heard Paul Harvey say he would always call it Peking (or perhaps he was talking about Bombay...). He said "In France, they call it Pair-ee, but I'm American so I call it Paris."

Very apt analogy.

Posted by: 496 at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (U1eOr)

418 TJM,

If you're still around -


I'm not sure what Fellini has to say about things like homosexuality. They end up relatively common in his later films, but they're always emblems of decadence which, ironically, Fellini portrays negatively.

Marcello, at the end of La Dolce Vita, is partying with a bunch of people, including several very obviously gay men, and the party is a sad display of emptiness. At Satyricon's heart seems to be something similar. The characters are all amoral monsters and no one is ever happy. The advertising makes a concerted effort at pointing out that this was Rome before Christ as well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 10:59 AM (NWM+b)



The whole moral emptiness of sex/sexual conquest seems to be Fellini's deal when it comes to sex-

Thet's pretty much the whole theme of "Casanova" as well.

Must be an Italian thing.

"Rome before Christ" was probably just a sexy advertising blurb for Our Betters and critics.

Casanova is awash in the A.D. era.


Late reply cuz I had work to do. Stupid work!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (dWwl8)

419 I don't get the criticism of Mockingbird and black's lacking agency. What was the accused rapist supposed to do, represent himself in court?

Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (H5knJ)

420 Rudy Giuliani is already out of the hospital.
====
Unpossible Corona is DEATH DEATH DEATH

ALL WILL DIE

ALL WILL WITHER AND DIE

Posted by: CNN - the Mouth of Sauron at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (264l6)

421 Cindy is up for Ambassador to England. She should have held out for Ukraine.

Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

422 So long, Tibet.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (H5knJ)

423 And the good guys in charge of the Pentagon have announced that starting Jan 5 the military will no longer support CIA missions.
which is apparently a big deal.
Definitely doesn't sound like our side is going to lose.

Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (AwPyG)

424 Dred Scot Democrats: The black man has no rights we have to respect.
Dominion Democrats: Trump voters have no rights we are bound to respect.

-

It's important to understand that the Democrats have probably been cheating this exact same way in black communities ever since they've had the right to vote.

Posted by: Undercover Brother at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (/IrX4)

425 416 My thetan levels are off the charts this morning, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:53 AM (NWM+b)

Bring your E-Meter in for adjustment. Only $199.99 if you act now.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (ifmtJ)

===========

Man, I cannot wait for the airliner shaped spaceships.

Here's all my money and my signature putting me in permanent servitude.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (NWM+b)

426 402 Official testifying before GA House is confirming the raid on the servers in Frankfurt, and how they traced them. To no one's surprise, it involved Amazon's cloud.
Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (AwPyG)

WOW!

Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (ECMp1)

427 396
We're All Uighurs Now

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (oAY8z)

Not until we start being "re-educated" so that we can be contributing members of society...

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (ynpvh)

428 Possibly, but probably you just watch too many old movies. Per census, 1950 USA had 150k people of Chinese origin. Though I suppose they could have all owned restaurants.
Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:54 AM (dYe5S)

Actually I don't watch a lot of movies but by way of anecdote my wife grew up in a tiny town in Saskatchewan, which has long since been a ghost town. She was able to point out the building which once housed the Chinese restaurant.
But true enough, that's just an anecdote. That would have gone back to the 1950s.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (lgiXo)

429 Official testifying before GA House is confirming
the raid on the servers in Frankfurt, and how they traced them. To no
one's surprise, it involved Amazon's cloud.


Posted by: artemis


Shit status: real.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (naieP)

430 So, Ben is a man whore?
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (a0IVu)
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Reggie Love at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (WEBkv)

431 411 396 We're All Uighurs Now
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (oAY8z)


Uighur Beavers.

- - Chi-Com porn film
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 12:00 PM (s2VJv)

How spicy you want?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (dcpq/fgwy) at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (oAY8z)

432 394 The super model thing always seemed pretty random and nonsensical to me. Kate Moss, why?
Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (H5knJ)

Anal was edgy then.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (CLteG)

433 Go Set a Watchmen is not a book ready for publication.
-------------------
Maybe, but it was more honest than TKAM. TKAM is basically coached agit prop. It is well done, but it is not aimed at blacks, rather it is aimed at whites with blacks becoming the divining rod of goodness for whites, which is fucked up.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (T1Dne)

434 Says the guy whose wife and MiL are enamored of the "decent and honorable" Biden family.

What's funny is he's sounded *more* conservative since they got married. I suspect Megs has a fantasy about motorboating Trump supporters.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (ZGrMX)

435
And Irish built the Union Pacific. And the Penney, and about half of the others, too.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 10, 2020 11:55 AM (5HyS+)



And they still didn't want us in Rock Ridge.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (KxTSn)

436 Speaking of models and modeling, OANN has been hiring!

https://tinyurl.com/yy9fx46l

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (EIK47)

437 422 So long, Tibet.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (H5knJ)


Tibet's been gone for over 60 years.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (s2VJv)

438 Personally I don't want President Trump to intervene (whatever that means) in the state lawsuits before the Supreme Court.

The state lawsuits are more thoroughly focused on sober matters of law and federalism. I don't want Trump's legal team bringing in their Dominion/QAnon clown show anywhere near it.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (fTQty)

439 I don't get the criticism of Mockingbird and black's lacking agency. What was the accused rapist supposed to do, represent himself in court?
===
I think they wanted the 10 year old to have a long and searching conversation with Tom. Or at least to witness that conversation between Tom and her Father so it could be relayed to the reader. Except that didn't really happen and she was just writing the experience as she recalled it.

Posted by: not a critical critic at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (4Zfjq)

440 Eager Uighur Beavers

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (wzzBQ)

441 421
Cindy is up for Ambassador to England. She should have held out for Ukraine.


Posted by: President-Elect Jane D'oh at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

I hear Antarctica is warming up this time of year

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (ynpvh)

442 The level of Chinese immigration into the US pre-1950 tends to get overstated/romanticized. I think was less than 200k total population well into the 20th century, but yeah "they built the railroads" and nearly every Western movie made has a Chinese laundry in town or Chinese cook.
Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at December 10, 2020 11:44 AM (dYe5S)

This is about me. Isn't it.

Posted by: Hop Sing at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (8Ou+H)

443 Speaking of GA...GA hasn't gone for a Democrat since 1992 with Bubba. Even Romney won Georgia with +5% margin (according to 270towin.com). And we're to believe Sniffin' Joe got 600k more votes than the Beast? Please, bitch...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (+56GQ)

444 418 The whole moral emptiness of sex/sexual conquest seems to be Fellini's deal when it comes to sex-

Thet's pretty much the whole theme of "Casanova" as well.

Must be an Italian thing.

"Rome before Christ" was probably just a sexy advertising blurb for Our Betters and critics.

Casanova is awash in the A.D. era.


Late reply cuz I had work to do. Stupid work!
Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (dWwl

==========

I haven't seen Casanova yet (two movies away), but I think that's probably a good read of the movie based on what I've read of it.

The irony is that Fellini was a hound dog and was constantly cheating on his wife, Giulietta Masina. I think Fellini knew he was a bad person.

Another common theme in Fellini's work is how people don't change. Combining that with the thoughts on sexual conquest, I think Fellini knew that he was a bad person and that there was nothing he could do about it.

It's a miracle, for him, that Masina never left him. She was too good for him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (NWM+b)

445 Nood Hunter Probe

Posted by: jim at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

446 What was the accused rapist supposed to do, represent himself in court?
Posted by: Free Tibet Bumper Stickers at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (H5knJ)

"I admit, I like white women as much as the next guy."

*Immediately hanged*

Posted by: Robert at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (+d/JO)

447 443 Speaking of GA...GA hasn't gone for a Democrat since 1992 with Bubba. Even Romney won Georgia with +5% margin (according to 270towin.com). And we're to believe Sniffin' Joe got 600k more votes than the Beast? Please, bitch...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (+56GQ)

Yes, and they were all after 4 am.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (1ISKN)

448 426 402 Official testifying before GA House is confirming the raid on the servers in Frankfurt, and how they traced them. To no one's surprise, it involved Amazon's cloud.
Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (AwPyG)

WOW!
Posted by: bat nationalist at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (ECMp1)


Seriously, where is Gina Haspel?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (s2VJv)

449 To Kill A Mockingbird doesn't fare well in the #metoo era.

Because women never, ever, lie about rape.

Posted by: blaster at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (ZfRYq)

450 This is about me. Isn't it.
Posted by: Hop Sing at December 10, 2020 12:03 PM (8Ou+H)
------------------

You're never going to forgive the biscuits and braid incident, are you?

Posted by: Zombie John Wayne at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (WEBkv)

451 Rudy Giuliani is already out of the hospital.
====
Unpossible Corona is DEATH DEATH DEATH

ALL WILL DIE

ALL WILL WITHER AND DIE

-

I'm in professional training today. The speaker is extremely pro mask, scolding people for lowering theirs below the nose and other deadly infractions.

For fun I'm counting how many times she touches her face every hour.

It's nearly once every minute.

Posted by: Undercover Brother at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (/IrX4)

452 Abbott is at greater risk because, being wheelchair-bound, he is more susceptible to pneumonia.
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 10, 2020 11:59 AM (ofYez)


Guess he should've locked himself down instead of the entire state, then......

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the President Elect at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM (Zz0t1)

453 75
"Watch the Coffee County Georgia election supervisor expose the dominion

machines - Flip Votes, delete votes, add votes, count the same ballots

multiple times and count blank ballots."

She is doing all of this on the fly. Incredible.


Posted by: f'd

So all the sharpie GOP overvotes in Maricopa get 'cast' then adjudicated with observers 50 feet away and all come out straight Dem ticket. Then when they are not busy just run a batch of Biden votes through again. and again.
There is no reason for anyone would think that the vote counts are true (and then certify it), and every reason to think they aren't. And these machines are in dozens of states. Partisan observers are the only check on it and none of the mail in/absentee votes in PA/MI etc. had them.

Posted by: President_Elect Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (LBiyC)

454 nood hunter

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (kOpft)

455
And the good guys in charge of the Pentagon have announced that starting Jan 5 the military will no longer support CIA missions.
which is apparently a big deal.
Definitely doesn't sound like our side is going to lose.


Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 12:01 PM (AwPyG)

It also make the claims that CIA agents got into a shootout with military forces over the servers in Germany more credible.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (946rW)

456 433 Go Set a Watchmen is not a book ready for publication.
-------------------
Maybe, but it was more honest than TKAM. TKAM is basically coached agit prop. It is well done, but it is not aimed at blacks, rather it is aimed at whites with blacks becoming the divining rod of goodness for whites, which is fucked up.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 12:02 PM (T1Dne)

GSAW has more nuance but the story is weaker.

For it's flaws, TKAM is iconic. Like 'It's a Wonderful Life', it shows an image of people as they are and as they maybe ought to be. (maybe)

I'm not sure if I buy Capote's handiwork in it. Capote wasn't really a very good writer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (ifmtJ)

457 Its nood you guys

Posted by: Jimco Industries at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (buTO7)

458 Official testifying before GA House is confirming
the raid on the servers in Frankfurt, and how they traced them. To no
one's surprise, it involved Amazon's cloud.


Posted by: artemis

Shit status: real.
=====
Well well well isn't that interesting.

Of course we will find out by 5Pm this afternoon that said official, has a sex tape, posted racists remarks on Fakebook, and twittered homophobia was he was a teenager.

Posted by: because of course at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (znRr8)

459 "
Yes, and they were all after 4 am."


200,000 dumped at 1:36 AM, 80% for Biden

Posted by: f'd at December 10, 2020 12:06 PM (+y8uL)

460 "Ron Raffensperger, the CTO of Huawei, sure seems interested in Georgia politics"
For real? Are they related?


Don't know. From what I'm reading, Ron has scrubbed all accounts of relatives, and Brad won't disclose who his parents are.

Brad, by the way, has a Mark of the Elite - a son died of fentanyl overdose.

Posted by: t-bird at December 10, 2020 12:06 PM (OFJlJ)

461 @443
Haha--Trump tweeted the same thing this morning, wondering if Georgians have lost their minds.

Posted by: artemis at December 10, 2020 12:06 PM (AwPyG)

462 WI SC meeting today on the Trump case again.

Trump claims that the election wasn't run properly and that the risks of voter fraud were increased because ballot drop boxes were not staffed, voting by mail was widely used and voters who said they were indefinitely confined were allowed to cast absentee ballots without showing a valid photo ID.

Essentially, Trump is saying it wasn't voter fraud, rather it was election official fraud, and they did not follow WI election law. WI election law is very strict and different from other states. The team has identified over 200,000 ballots that were illegal because they didn't follow the law as written.

Jack Prosobic of OAN has been on top of this and many experts say this is a strong case. If they get most of those illegal votes set aside, Trump wins WI. We will see.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 10, 2020 12:06 PM (sy5kK)

463 Taiwanese food>>>Chinese food.

Posted by: WhyBanned at December 10, 2020 12:07 PM (YkawN)

464 CBD,

The lack of a deeper cultural/moral connection between us and China is a great point.

And it reduces anyone anyone anywhere in the world to the status of paid coolie in China's eyes.

You are only useful as long as you're useful to Our Chinese Betters. Much like their own citizens.

The Chinese have embarked on a HUGE imperialistic enterprise around the world buying up up tracts of strategically important land and companies.

Lots of Our Current Betters are going to be very surprised when the "friends" begin cracking the whip.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 10, 2020 12:07 PM (dWwl8)

465 For it's flaws, TKAM is iconic. Like 'It's a Wonderful Life', it shows an image of people as they are and as they maybe ought to be. (maybe)

I'm not sure if I buy Capote's handiwork in it. Capote wasn't really a very good writer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Trump WON, buy guns at December 10, 2020 12:05 PM (ifmtJ)
---------------

Flawed writing can be overcome through excellent performances and directing.

And I think TKAM had that.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 10, 2020 12:07 PM (WEBkv)

466 419 I don't get the criticism of Mockingbird and black's lacking agency. What was the accused rapist supposed to do, represent himself in court?
---------------------------
Again, he is merely a token for the story. He is the divining rod that distinguishes good versus evil among white people. In Watchman, the story revolves around blacks becoming self aware and doing something about their circumstances. They have agency and it causes ripples throughout the town that causes a break between Atticus and his daughter. Much more real since all characters have agency and self interest.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 12:07 PM (T1Dne)

467 people for lowering theirs below the nose and other deadly infractions.

For fun I'm counting how many times she touches her face every hour.

It's nearly once every minute.
===
let's face it, if she wasn't wearing a mask, she be knuckle deep in one nostril right now.

she probably eats it too.

Posted by: because of course at December 10, 2020 12:08 PM (9HqTZ)

468 Watch the Coffee County Georgia election supervisor expose the dominion

machines - Flip Votes, delete votes, add votes, count the same ballots

multiple times and count blank ballots."

She is doing all of this on the fly. Incredible.


Posted by: f'd

Surprised I found it on YouTUbe.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 10, 2020 12:08 PM (Nkz65)

469 Abbot's got the CCP Crud...big deal; is he 70+ years old? No...then he'll get over it in week like everybody else.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 10, 2020 12:09 PM (+56GQ)

470 Isn't she a Supermodel?
Posted by: tubal at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM


Not an upper-tier one, like moi.

Posted by: Lena at December 10, 2020 12:09 PM (DMUuz)

471 326
Pentagon will no longer support the CIA. No more military support for them.



ABC News link.



https://tinyurl.com/y43r6cjh

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at December 10, 2020 11:50 AM (OssQ4)


I believe that only extends to the CIA's counter-terrorism efforts.

Posted by: creeper at December 10, 2020 12:09 PM (XxJt1)

472 >n the 80's we had Sting singing I hope the Russians love their children too.

Damn Harkonnens.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 10, 2020 12:09 PM (T/abC)

473 It's one of the reasons that Hitchcock's The Wrong Man works so well. It's a horror story where the main character can't do anything to get out of his situation.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 10, 2020 11:52 AM (NWM+b)


You can always go all Rumble in Cell Block 99

Posted by: TexasDan at December 10, 2020 12:11 PM (yL25O)

474 Robert Duvall's first movie right? Boo.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 10, 2020 12:13 PM (2DOZq)

475 474 Robert Duvall's first movie right? Boo.
-------------------
Yep.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 10, 2020 12:13 PM (T1Dne)

476 I think there was a time when every one horse town in North America had a Chinese restaurant.

And that time...is now!All the ones that aren't Mexican, anyway.

Chinatown in NYC dates from around 1850 -- and the fact that there are dozen different ones is a marker of just how welcoming NYC always was.

Perhaps unique to the Chinese situation was the ability of governors and federal diplomats to meet with emissaries of the emperor to limit Chinese entry. Certainly, things that either happened or came to be believed during the Opium Wars and Taiping had a heavy bearing on this. After the Civil War, the door swung right the hell shut. "Social hygiene."

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 12:17 PM (zMFmR)

477 Antoine Griezmann, who is apparently something of a Big Name in that communist effeminate kickball "sport" that is unaccountably popular in some countries*, has ended his association with Huawei over the treatment of the Uighurs.

Good for him.

If only our athletes could be as manly as a French kickball player...

* In this country, of course, communist effeminate kickball is considered a suitable activity only for preteen girls.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 10, 2020 12:17 PM (7Kh21)

478 Seriously, where is Gina Haspel?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 10, 2020 12:04 PM

Well, the ABC article did mention that the Pentagon sent her the letter. Which is the only reference to her existence I've seen in weeks.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at December 10, 2020 12:19 PM (OssQ4)

479 Well, after that whole Rock Ridge debacle.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 10, 2020 11:58 AM (HSzKG)


======
The Sheriff is near!

Posted by: sharksauce at December 10, 2020 12:20 PM (DFZnL)

480 I believe that only extends to the CIA's counter-terrorism efforts.
Posted by: creeper at December 10, 2020 12:09 PM

I read that. What other CIA operations require military backup?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at December 10, 2020 12:22 PM (OssQ4)

481 NBC News's "Presidential Historian" has some hot takes this morning.

One claim is that Lincoln never said mean things to opposition reporters.

Lincoln, of course, put opposition reporters in jail.

Another one (now deleted, I think) was that FDR never "put immigrants in cages". Uhhh.....

Once again, this isn't just some rando "journalists". This is a "Presidential Historian". He GETS PAID for that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 10, 2020 12:22 PM (7Kh21)

482 Capote wasn't really a very good writer.

Want to have a little fun? Look up "The Muses Are Heard," his account of touring Porgy and Bess in Soviet Russia in the mid-50's. It's a rock-ribbed anti-commie hoot, originally get this now published in The New Yorker, and even better, re-set in Readers Digest Condensed. Maybe his best work. You have to wonder what was going on behind the scenes with THAT one!

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 12:23 PM (zMFmR)

483 297
I would like to differentiate between the Chinese Government and the
Chinese people. ...
Sorry for my rant.


Posted by: jim
Is it anything like the mythical difference between FBI leadership and FBI rank and file?

Posted by: President_Elect Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at December 10, 2020 12:24 PM (LBiyC)

484 During his campaign for SoS in 2018, Raffensperger "said he would reduce government bureaucracy, support voter ID laws and push for verifiable paper ballots when Georgia replaces its electronic voting machines."

Posted by: t-bird at December 10, 2020 12:24 PM (OFJlJ)

485 If we allow Biden his fraud, we get eggroll.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 10, 2020 12:27 PM (ftFVW)

486 That's PEIPING, screw the new spelling, thank you very much.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 10, 2020 11:03 AM (zMFmR)


Um... No, it's PEKING

Posted by: Thomas Francis Wade at December 10, 2020 12:27 PM (YQ4mh)

487 Greetings:

Tapiola > Isle of the Dead

Posted by: 11B40 at December 10, 2020 12:33 PM (evgyj)

488 I always preferred the term Khanbalik to Beijing or Peiping myself.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Steppe, Cryptic Anarchist at December 10, 2020 12:34 PM (Clxcy)

489
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 10, 2020 12:22 PM (7Kh21)

------

LOL, hilarious.

Lincoln didn't just jail reporters - he ordered the presses smashed and the buildings seized, too.

If Trump nationalized the GA NG and ordered them to put CNN to the torch, then these pussies might have a point. And I'd be laughing, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 10, 2020 12:35 PM (BvLWD)

490 279 I am completely sick of "essential heroic frontline" and "I mask because I care" and "in this together" and "spiking case rates" and... ad nauseum. It's all total bullshit.... the whole pandemic has been non-stop gaslighting by the media to scare the useful idiots shitless.... and it's worked. It's discouraging....

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 10, 2020 12:47 PM (pcsoT)

491 265 Renowned New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, 64, is arrested on child porn charges after police execute warrant to search his computer
Posted by: SMOD


Image-searched.

Shanahan was just doing research, you see... like for this cartoon:

https://bit.ly/disc-daycare

Posted by: Mindful Webworker of the Galactic Federation
at December 10, 2020 12:48 PM (4/8k4)

492 338


Chinese labor built the Central Pacific railway.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker



Which ran, ironically, from CA to UT and so was not so "central" after all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 10, 2020 11:51 AM (pNxlR)

Union Pacific raced all the way to UT to meet up there.
To be fair, the CP had a shitload of mountains and tunnels to build, as opposed to relatively flat terrain where they could build windy track to get that sweet, sweet, dollars per mile the gubmint was giving away to get teh damned thing built.
Nothing Like It In The World, by Stephen Ambrose, is an awesome history of the transcontinental railroad.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Deplorable Ian Galt at December 10, 2020 12:51 PM (ufFY8)

493 My boss, a technocratic democrat is a shameless Sinophile. But like all technocrats, the oppression is fine as long as they're the ones in charge.

Posted by: rechill at December 10, 2020 12:56 PM (lYLWl)

494 I believe the issue is really that China owes the US everything as WW II had China on the ropes. That generation of people understood this but communists are ingrates and that understanding is now intentionally forgotten.

Posted by: KungPow at December 10, 2020 01:37 PM (65VEA)

495 There is no American cultural affinity for China or Chinese culture. We have no deep connections to them, unlike the historic connections to Ireland and Germany and Italy and Scandinavia and other sources of immigrants. Sure, there are large populations of ethnic Chinese in America, but the larger cultural connections are shallow.

CBD, I totally disagree. Your comment has the coloration of origin on the East Coast. In California, our connections to China and Japan began in the 1860s with the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and are AT LEAST as profound as our connections to Europe.

Posted by: grayishpanther at December 10, 2020 02:08 PM (0Qdw+)

496 I had a rebuttal, but all the best things i could think of about China predate Chairman Mao. Note the residents of NYC and San Francisco Chinatowns are very proud of their MOST HONORED ANCESTORS but not Mao.

Posted by: hurricane567 at December 10, 2020 03:24 PM (hv51R)

497 Well, good grief, dude, that's no surprise. There are only about 10,000 Maoists left in this country (Socialist Workers Party, I'm looking at you) and even the other Communists hate them; refer to term Maoist Deviation.

Posted by: grayishpanther at December 10, 2020 08:59 PM (0Qdw+)

498 >> WW II had China on the ropes.

WWII had THE NATIONALISTS on the ropes. The whole situation in China between 1937 and 1949 was much more complex than most people realize. Even the good histories of the Long March leave a lot of stuff out.

Posted by: grayishpanther at December 10, 2020 09:06 PM (0Qdw+)

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