No Cash Bail...What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

I recently had dinner in New York City with old and dear family friends. They live near Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a vibrant and safe area of the city. So when I jokingly suggested that one of them should replace his cane with a sword cane for self defense, I was surprised that they both expressed concern for their safety on the streets of perhaps the safest part of the city.

New York City has been the safest large city in America for a generation. Giuliani cracked down on rampant crime in the early 1990s with a combination of aggressive policing, zero tolerance for petty crime such as turnstile jumping and graffiti, and a contentious but successful policy of searches for weapons that earned the ire of the ACLU but the thanks of most New Yorkers.

Bloomberg continued many of Giuliani's policies, and the city remained incredibly safe. So safe that New York became complacent, assuming that low-crime neighborhoods were the default, rather than the product of many years of effort on the part of the police and the city government.

But all good things come to an end...

Fair or dangerous? Days after ending cash bail, New York has second thoughts

On Jan. 1, a landmark New York law curtailing the use of cash bail went into effect, signaling a leap in a nationwide movement to reduce the number of people held in jails.

But after less than a week under the new system, elected officials are already having second thoughts, rattled by stories of suspects' being set free and committing new crimes ─ including that of a woman accused of an anti-Semitic attack in New York City.

This is the culmination of a careful and destructive effort on the part of Bill de Blasio, the crooked socialist mayor of New York, and perhaps the worst big-city mayor in America. Yes, yes, Chicago and Los Angeles are in the running, but crooked Bill is a special case; a marvelous combination of stupidity, tone-deafness, venality and sheer incompetence.

New Yorkers are reflexive Democrats; they are apathetic; they like spending other people's money, and now they are reaping the whirlwind of their decisions.

Posted by: CBD at 02:30 PM




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1 The real question is this:

Will someone who kills a Soros-funded DA get released without bail?

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2020 02:32 PM (8erNz)

2 My GAF-ometer is pegged at zero.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2020 02:32 PM (ABjxW)

3 Ah, it's NYC.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 02:34 PM (KXX3K)

4 Common sense is remarkable uncommon.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 02:34 PM (rvWat)

5 British conservative Roger Scruton has died.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 02:34 PM (LxTcq)

6 I wonder how fast it can go back to 1975 in NYC?

Posted by: rammajamma at January 12, 2020 02:35 PM (xceTB)

7 Julian Edelman has just been arrested in Beverly Hills.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 02:36 PM (KXX3K)

8 Aren't sword canes illegal in NYC?

Posted by: freaked at January 12, 2020 02:37 PM (Tnijr)

9 How does it go?

Hard times make hard people.

Hard people make good times.

Good times make soft people.

Soft people make hard times.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 02:37 PM (jtqoO)

10
Democrats never seem to think through to the possible consequences of their policies. But they're supposed to be the smart guys.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (7rVsF)

11 Fair if they just embed a splodey thing in their head.

That will be the next step, because cash bail is bad.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (1g7ch)

12 LOLGF

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (F2S+V)

13 Pfft, Newsom is doing this on a statewide basis.

De Commio needs to really up his game if he wants to catch CA.

(okay, okay, yeah, bail is still required in Ca, but, property theft under $950 is a misdemeanor)

So, people are just walking into stores, loading up with stuff and running.

Same with groceries.

I can hardly wait for the cries of "racism" when the rougher neighborhoods start losing grocery stores.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 02:39 PM (WEBkv)

14
Julian Edelman has just been arrested in Beverly Hills.
Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 02:36 PM (KXX3K)


Cris Collinsworth must feel devastated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:40 PM (7rVsF)

15 If your ship is sinking, don't stop bailing.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (m45I2)

16 Democrats never seem to think through to the possible consequences of their policies. But they're supposed to be the smart guys.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (7rVsF)


Yep. They never stop to think how policies could go wrong, and they never learn from experience. See, e.g., rent control. They seem to view empirical evidence as flawed, and inferior to their theoretical notions of how things will work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (YqDXo)

17
Not to say "We told you so," but we did predict that something very much like this would probably occur.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (13CQC)

18 15 If your ship is sinking, don't stop bailing.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (m45I2)


Whereas Democrats would drill holes in the ship's hull to let the water out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (YqDXo)

19 Heard many mass rail systems get scammed by riders anyway

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2020 02:43 PM (ZCEU2)

20 Well seeing as they are shutting the largest prison in the city, Rikers Island, leaving them with no choice but to essentially give every criminal never ending weekend passes, this was all too predicable.

I'm glad I got the hell out of that shit hole city, when Giuliani left office I knew things would go to shit.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 02:43 PM (gxVQS)

21
Whereas Democrats would drill holes in the ship's hull to let the water out.


********

That's so crazy it just MIGHT work!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2020 02:43 PM (m45I2)

22 Sadly LOL. The only time I have seen Lightfoot on news in the past six months is when she gave a statement against Lipinski (D), who is against abortion.

In somewhat good news, the March for Life was decently covered this year in the rain (waiting for snow) in Chicago.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 12, 2020 02:44 PM (MIKMs)

23 So, people are just walking into stores, loading up with stuff and running.

Same with groceries.

I can hardly wait for the cries of "racism" when the rougher neighborhoods start losing grocery stores.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 02:39 PM (WEBkv)


Who could foresee this outcome?

Besides anyone with an IQ above room temperature?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

24 That's so crazy it just MIGHT work!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2020 02:43 PM (m45I2)


All we need are some celebrities to endorse the idea, and we're away!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:45 PM (YqDXo)

25
They never stop to think how policies could go wrong, and they never learn from experience. See, e.g., rent control. They seem to view empirical evidence as flawed, and inferior to their theoretical notions of how things will work.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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what kills me is the "unexpected" nature of their "discoveries." If they'd listened to us all along...

But when we defend a particular position, it's because we're racist. If the outcome is what we predicted, it's a coincidence.

Some witty, daring conservatives ought to start sitting out the reversals of these Democrat disasters, at least at the local level. "Who, us? No, we've learned our lesson -- no more racist measures! In fact, here's our new proposal to ban all teachers from classrooms -- the students need space to riot and teachers can accomplish plenty in the lounge."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 02:46 PM (13CQC)

26 Bail does land unfairly on poor people. If you have money you can get out of jail if you don't you can't.

But maybe the correct answer when undoing bail is just keeping the suspect in jail not releasing them.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 02:46 PM (jtqoO)

27 The amazing thing to me about NYC is that they've done controlled experiments, repeatedly, and yet keep going back to this kind of thing.

NYC elects someone who implements leftist policies, turns into a crime-ridden shithole. NYC elects someone who implements sensible policies, the city becomes OK again. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Surely the voters of NYC have enough data by now, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:48 PM (YqDXo)

28
Surely the voters of NYC have enough data by now, right?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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The trouble with data is that it's, like, a hundred years old.

Posted by: boy genius ezra klein at January 12, 2020 02:49 PM (13CQC)

29
I can hardly wait for the cries of "racism" when the rougher neighborhoods start losing grocery stores.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Green beans: $951 per can
Milk: $951 per half pint
Toilet paper: $951 per roll

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:49 PM (7rVsF)

30 Bail does land unfairly on poor people. If you have money you can get out of jail if you don't you can't.

Let's face it: the bottom socioeconomic strata provide most of the street criminals.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:50 PM (YqDXo)

31 Surely the voters of NYC have enough data by now, right?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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Jay, You covered this up thread yourself:

"They seem to view empirical evidence as flawed, and inferior to their theoretical notions of how things will work.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara"

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 02:50 PM (Y4EXg)

32 Who could foresee this outcome?

Besides anyone with an IQ above room temperature?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:44 PM (YqDXo)
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I had someone argue that's not the way it works, that grocery stores chains will just raise their prices everywhere to cover their losses.

Uh no, grocery chains aren't going to put up with losing thousands per day at one location by raising prices elsewhere.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 02:50 PM (WEBkv)

33 NYC elects someone who implements leftist policies, turns into a crime-ridden shithole. NYC elects someone who implements sensible policies, the city becomes OK again. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Surely the voters of NYC have enough data by now, right?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:48 PM (YqDXo)

All Leftist policies are good. They just have to find the right people to implement them!

Posted by: tbodie at January 12, 2020 02:50 PM (NJ+n1)

34 Pendulums swing. It is moving back in the wrong direction(for us). Let's just hope the moment arm is getting shorter and the pendulum is operating in an atmosphere that provides resistance.

Posted by: Drc at January 12, 2020 02:51 PM (Z4z/q)

35 2
My GAF-ometer is pegged at zero.


Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2020 02:32 PM (ABjxW)

So isn't this one

https://tinyurl.com/raa88lq

Posted by: Groundhog at January 12, 2020 02:51 PM (VYwSh)

36 I can hardly wait for the cries of "racism" when the rougher neighborhoods start losing grocery stores.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

Green beans: $951 per can
Milk: $951 per half pint
Toilet paper: $951 per roll
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:49 PM (7rVsF)


I've wondered if criminals who are stealing $1000 worth of stuff throw down $50 on their way out the door.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

37 Crowd source the bail. A whole new industry to tax.

Posted by: klaftern at January 12, 2020 02:51 PM (RuIsu)

38 Julian Edelman has just been arrested in Beverly Hills.
Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 02:36 PM (KXX3K)

Rape?

But kickoff is in a couple of hours. Boy, those NFLers get around!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2020 02:51 PM (Z+IKu)

39
Bail does land unfairly on poor people. If you have money you can get out of jail if you don't you can't.

But maybe the correct answer when undoing bail is just keeping the suspect in jail not releasing them.
Posted by: blaster

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Back to basics, what is the idea behind bail? Is it a way to open up limited jail space, raise a little money, flat-out favor the rich, what?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 02:52 PM (13CQC)

40 10
Democrats never seem to think through to the possible consequences of their policies. But they're supposed to be the smart guys.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (7rVsF)

There are too many examples of how their policies fail for them not to see it.

That leaves their destructiveness being intentional in my opinion.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 02:53 PM (t+4uj)

41 Well, see, it's like this. Those old people don't know what they are doing. The world only started when I was born and I have lots of good ideas to help people.

Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 02:54 PM (MTxDQ)

42 Liberals are incapable of learning from experience. That's part of what makes them liberals.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 02:54 PM (rvWat)

43 That leaves their destructiveness being intentional in my opinion.
Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 02:53 PM (t+4uj)


In fairness, I think that they're just so committed to how things ought to work that they don't acknowledge contrary evidence.

Again, common in first year grad students, who, when they get an unexpected result, often bleat, "But I KNOW it's X!" When in fact they know nothing of the kind. They have married their hypothesis, and refuse to consider that it appears to be wrong.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:56 PM (YqDXo)

44 39, Bail is one of the things we inherited with the English system as a by product of the idea of the presumption of innocence.

It is a constitutional right under the 8th Amendment so you cannot simply abolish bail by denial of all bail applications. Like a lot of the Constitution and public policy, it requires discretion otherwise because not all people are equally likely to show up for court. Blanket no bail policies remove that discretion and either keep people in jail (which is expensive) for no good reason, or allows hardened criminals to treat arrest as a speedbump to committing new crimes.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2020 02:56 PM (EUDB2)

45 Future Headline I would love to see,

Trump to New York - Drop Dead
(Or any large Democrat Hellhole)

Alternatively,

Trump to DeBlasio - Fuck Me? No, Fuck You!

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 02:56 PM (+0uDE)

46 @27
The sad thing is these clowns get elected by something like 15pct of eligible voters.

Some on the councilmen are elected by as little as a couple hundred voters.

It's insane.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 02:56 PM (gxVQS)

47 Blanket no bail policies remove that discretion and either keep people in jail (which is expensive) for no good reason, or allows hardened criminals to treat arrest as a speedbump to committing new crimes.
Posted by: whig at January 12, 2020 02:56 PM (EUDB2)


Starting with witness intimidation.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:57 PM (YqDXo)

48 Many of us are tied to NYC, but live in the suburbs and can't vote. The Left has perfected mobilizing minority turnout

We have few media outlets that expose the shenanigans. NY Post is one. We've had rampant corruption. Like Hans Gruber, DiBlasio is a huge theif who pretends to be something else

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (JM3qO)

49 16
Democrats never seem to think through to the possible consequences of their policies. But they're supposed to be the smart guys.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (7rVsF)



Yep. They never stop to think how policies could go wrong, and they
never learn from experience. See, e.g., rent control. They seem to view
empirical evidence as flawed, and inferior to their theoretical notions
of how things will work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I think they actually do think these things through (I mean, how hard is it to foresee the consequences), but they value the opportunity to virtue-signal and scream "racism" more than they do any kind of intellectual rigor. Thus, they simply ignore what they know is going to happen. It's cognitive dissonance, but not really, since they simply choose to ignore reality.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (T6t7i)

50 50 years ago, the small town I was born and raised in, was one of the safest little towns there was.

Military bedroom community of a SAC base in Central California.

Us kids were allowed to go where we wanted, when we wanted, as long as we were home for dinner.

NOTHING ever seemed to happen in that little town.

Base closed. Immigrants Legal and Illegal moved in. California lost its mind. Now its not safe. You can be shot for wearing the wrong damn color clothes.

My 91 year old Mother, who would not even let us have toy guns as a kid (though Dad snuck in a few), now does not say anything about the guns I own.

I recently joked (kind of) that next election night, the guns would be loaded, no matter who wins, and her response was 'Good'.

Things have changed, and not for the better.

Posted by: California at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (NgKpN)

51
We regularly see weepies about how horrible jail is. Has anyone thought that the reason is that they're full of horrible people? Put them all in a five-star hotel and it would be a hellhole in a week.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:00 PM (7rVsF)

52 @ California

Sounds like Boron.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:00 PM (WEBkv)

53 I think you said more or less the same thing in @43 that I did in @ 49. Great minds.

My GAF-ometer is pegged at zero.
Easy to say, and satisfying, but I have a daughter doing a clerkship in Brooklyn right now. Believe me, your meter gets recalibrated then.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:01 PM (T6t7i)

54 @39
The concept behind bail is to release the indicted and charge them a refundable sum of money to ensure the defendant shows up to court.

Otherwise everyone sits in a cell until their court date or you release them without bail and hope they show up.

It's the best compromise for an imperfect world.



Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 03:01 PM (gxVQS)

55 We regularly see weepies about how horrible jail is. Has anyone thought that the reason is that they're full of horrible people? Put them all in a five-star hotel and it would be a hellhole in a week.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:00 PM (7rVsF)
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Superdome.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:02 PM (WEBkv)

56 Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (T6t7i)

Latest? Everyone here in Calif is complaining about the High cost of Housing.

How it creates Homeless.

So they want to get rid of Prop 13, which keeps Property Taxes low.

Now, who does Prop 13 give advantage to? Oh, LONG term Homeowners.

So they apparently want the elderly to pay more property tax, to drive them out and make them sell?

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2020 03:02 PM (NgKpN)

57 Some witty, daring conservatives ought to start sitting out the reversals of these Democrat disasters, at least at the local level. "Who, us? No, we've learned our lesson -- no more racist measures! In fact, here's our new proposal to ban all teachers from classrooms -- the students need space to riot and teachers can accomplish plenty in the lounge."
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 02:46 PM (13CQC)

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$50.00 an hour Minimum Wage!
No! $100.00 an hour!!!

Legalize Marijuana! Make it Free Marijuana!

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If Rikers Island is empty? Wouldn't it make a great homeless shelter?

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:03 PM (+0uDE)

58 Seen a story yesterday I believe on the Daily Mail, guy suspected of robbing 4 banks was caught and released because it was non-violent and robbed a 5th within 24 hrs. Was in NYC.

Posted by: MH53J at January 12, 2020 03:03 PM (WRfju)

59 43 In fairness, I think that they're just so committed to how things ought to work that they don't acknowledge contrary evidence.

I don't care about being fair anymore. It's high time we did the Pulp Fiction thing and start engraving things in peoples foreheads so they can't just walk away when things turn to shit.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:03 PM (t+4uj)

60 If you had to pay some minimum amount of income tax to vote DeCommio would never be elected mayor of NYC. Most Democrats would never be elected anywhere.

Posted by: Vic at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (mpXpK)

61
hat leaves their destructiveness being intentional in my opinion.
Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 02:53 PM (t+4uj)

In fairness, I think that they're just so committed to how things ought to work that they don't acknowledge contrary evidence.

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A lot of good discussion on why they persist with this shyt.

My $.02: Yes, they know it's bad and will lead to bad outcomes. When has leftism ever had any goal other than social chaos, thus leaving the elites "no choice" but to take more power over the lives of all? They're doing this deliberately.

Of course it's a delicate balance, so sometimes they have to make adjustments. "YIKES, the bill that outlawed gig work in California is going to cost us votes from truckers and Uber and Lyft drivers. Okay, we'll carve out an exemption for them."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (13CQC)

62
Hearing "I'm Mike Bloomberg and I approve this message" is enough to put me to sleep.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (7rVsF)

63 Green beans: $951 per can
Milk: $951 per half pint
Toilet paper: $951 per roll
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:49 PM (7rVsF)


Members Only food clubs. Costso or whatever as the parent corp. Same annual membership, but require a $951 deposit to get in the door.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (1g7ch)

64 52 @ California

Sounds like Boron.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:00 PM (WEBkv)

Central Valley, North of Fresno.

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (NgKpN)

65 Now, who does Prop 13 give advantage to? Oh, LONG term Homeowners.

So they apparently want the elderly to pay more property tax, to drive them out and make them sell?
Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2020 03:02 PM (NgKpN)
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Never mind the legislature has already done a lot to get around Prop 13.

We have a small house, paid for, and the property taxes are out of site. A similar home in a lot of states, we'd pay close to 1K or more, less.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:05 PM (WEBkv)

66 It's high time we did the Pulp Fiction thing and start engraving things
in peoples foreheads so they can't just walk away when things turn to
s***.


I've never seen PF, but they did something similar in Inglorious Basterds. Seemed like a good idea.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:05 PM (T6t7i)

67 that little cockknocker Bloomberg is running his ads here.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:05 PM (YsNvC)

68 I think they actually do think these things through (I mean, how hard is it to foresee the consequences), but they value the opportunity to virtue-signal and scream "racism" more than they do any kind of intellectual rigor. Thus, they simply ignore what they know is going to happen. It's cognitive dissonance, but not really, since they simply choose to ignore reality.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (T6t7i)


Yeah, that could be it, too.

The amazing thing is how liberals invariably seem to scratch where it doesn't itch. Here in Cali, we see that with the "homeless" epidemic. Solution? Provide the "homeless" with homes. Problem solved, right?

Wrong. The "homeless" are not simply people without a home, they're drug addicts, alcoholics, and/or mentally ill, and that is why they're "homeless." You could put them up in the Four Seasons, and all you'd get would be a drug- and crime-infested, trashed version of the Four Seasons.

I denounce myself, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:06 PM (YqDXo)

69 McConnell has a ways to go.

https://tinyurl.com/whulzox

Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2020 03:06 PM (8erNz)

70 If plan A is voting to fix things, you had better have a plan B.

Posted by: National Divorce at January 12, 2020 03:06 PM (NSFCQ)

71
I've never seen PF, but they did something similar in Inglorious Basterds. Seemed like a good idea.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:05 PM (T6t7i)

You're right it was Ingloruous Bsstards.

I love that scene.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:07 PM (t+4uj)

72 Harvey silvergate wrote a good book 10 years ago about criminality called 3 felonies a day.
We are all criminals. Most of us are just lucky that the process hasn't been turned on us yet. Ask Flynn and manafort about that.
Bail and jail aren't just for the little guys.

Posted by: Drc at January 12, 2020 03:07 PM (Z4z/q)

73
$50.00 an hour Minimum Wage!
No! $100.00 an hour!!!

Legalize Marijuana! Make it Free Marijuana!

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If Rikers Island is empty? Wouldn't it make a great homeless shelter?

Posted by: rd

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Yes! This, apparently, is what was intended by the lawmaker on the previous thread who proposed the cell phone ban for under-21s. Lesson: We must make it indistinguishable from parody, backed up by a lot of sanctimony about having seen the light on race and acknowledging that we need to dream big. And now for our Even Greener New Deal!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:08 PM (13CQC)

74 69 McConnell has a ways to go.

https://tinyurl.com/whulzox
Posted by: JEM at January 12, 2020 03:06 PM (8erNz)

Dayum!

/drops to knees and bows

I am not worthy!

Posted by: The Paulo at January 12, 2020 03:08 PM (NgKpN)

75 69
McConnell has a ways to go.



https://tinyurl.com/whulzox


Interesting. I wonder what the impact of such a small breeding population will be going forward. With that much inbreeding, these tortoises may soon be indistinguishable from Democrats in terms of their intellectual capacity.

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (T6t7i)

76 Central Valley, North of Fresno.
Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (NgKpN)
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Ah, forgot, Boron is the other side of the Tehachapi's.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (WEBkv)

77 Hmm....no exciting updates on the scheduled games from that sickening NFL organization that no one in their right mind should be watching today? Do they hypocritically roll out the giant horizontal American flag and sing the national anthem before their stupid games? Good thing Hitler didn't start an "HFL" league.

Posted by: Gary McMichael at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (KMMOH)

78 Now, who does Prop 13 give advantage to? Oh, LONG term Homeowners.

So they apparently want the elderly to pay more property tax, to drive them out and make them sell?
Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2020 03:02 PM (NgKpN)


Close. They want to encourage more building along the coast because the new units will not be grandfathered under Prop. 13, i.e., the state government wants to increase its tax revenue, and that's how they can do it.

Repealing Prop. 13 - which is a state constitutional amendment, thank God - is a political third rail, at least for now. But the liberals are trying to gut Prop. 13 for businesses already, with their "split roll" approach.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (YqDXo)

79 I'm going to pick that major of New York city because I will need a black woman to even out my racism.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (pw+jk)

80
Seen a story yesterday I believe on the Daily Mail, guy suspected of robbing 4 banks was caught and released because it was non-violent and robbed a 5th within 24 hrs. Was in NYC.
Posted by: MH53J

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Thank goodness for the foreign press.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:10 PM (13CQC)

81
The worse thing is that even when the devastation caused by their policies is manifest to even the most witless, Democrats respond that their policies need to be intensified.

"As you can see, when we raise the temperature the water will freeze faster."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:11 PM (7rVsF)

82 "Harvey silvergate wrote a good book 10 years ago about criminality called 3 felonies a day. "

Ayn Rand, as usual, noticed first. if you caught someone in a 'crime', or in a real crime... you own him

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:12 PM (YsNvC)

83 Close. They want to encourage more building along the coast because the
new units will not be grandfathered under Prop. 13, i.e., the state
government wants to increase its tax revenue, and that's how they can do
it.


Won't that result in more houses washed away by global warming, thus requiring a taxpayer bailout to rebuild?

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:12 PM (T6t7i)

84 68 I think they actually do think these things through (I mean, how hard is it to foresee the consequences), but they value the opportunity to virtue-signal and scream "racism" more than they do any kind of intellectual rigor. Thus, they simply ignore what they know is going to happen. It's cognitive dissonance, but not really, since they simply choose to ignore reality.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (T6t7i)

Yeah, that could be it, too.

The amazing thing is how liberals invariably seem to scratch where it doesn't itch. Here in Cali, we see that with the "homeless" epidemic. Solution? Provide the "homeless" with homes. Problem solved, right?

Wrong. The "homeless" are not simply people without a home, they're drug addicts, alcoholics, and/or mentally ill, and that is why they're "homeless." You could put them up in the Four Seasons, and all you'd get would be a drug- and crime-infested, trashed version of the Four Seasons.

I denounce myself, of course.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:06 PM (YqDXo)

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Paying rent cuts into the amount of money available to spend on drugs.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:12 PM (+0uDE)

85 "As you can see, when we raise the temperature the water will freeze faster."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:11 PM (7rVsF)
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Nothing a good 5 year plan won't solve!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:12 PM (WEBkv)

86
"As you can see, when we raise the temperature the water will freeze faster."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

======

Brilliant. Must remember that!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:13 PM (13CQC)

87 Yes! This, apparently, is what was intended by the lawmaker on the previous thread who proposed the cell phone ban for under-21s. Lesson: We must make it indistinguishable from parody, backed up by a lot of sanctimony about having seen the light on race and acknowledging that we need to dream big. And now for our Even Greener New Deal!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:08 PM (13CQC)


The Chartreuse New Deal!

Heighten the contradictions. Demand that the state include all 57 genders as choices for driver's licenses. Insist on programs to help golden retrievers get GEDs. They're under-represented now as high school graduates. This cannot stand!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:13 PM (YqDXo)

88 Seen a story yesterday I believe on the Daily Mail,
guy suspected of robbing 4 banks was caught and released because it was
non-violent and robbed a 5th within 24 hrs. Was in NYC.

Posted by: MH53J



=======



Thank goodness for the foreign press.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 03:10 PM (13CQC)

NY Post had it too. Guy couldn't believe he was being let go without bail.

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2020 03:13 PM (pXNaM)

89 Following along, amazed this crap goes on.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2020 03:13 PM (ZCEU2)

90 KC just queefed. Houston 7-0

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:14 PM (YsNvC)

91 Repealing Prop. 13 - which is a state constitutional amendment, thank God - is a political third rail, at least for now. But the liberals are trying to gut Prop. 13 for businesses already, with their "split roll" approach.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (YqDXo

Yup, and who it will REALLY affect?

Family Farmers. Multi generational farming families will be a thing of the past.

Posted by: The Paulo at January 12, 2020 03:14 PM (NgKpN)

92 Interesting. I wonder what the impact of such a small breeding population will be going forward. With that much inbreeding, these tortoises may soon be indistinguishable from Democrats in terms of their intellectual capacity.
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:09 PM (T6t7i)


Just lounging about having sex. Pretty much what they do now.

The turtles that is. Maybe they'll start capping each other in the ass too.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:14 PM (1g7ch)

93 They're like children rebelling against their parents. They don't believe anything we say if they listen, at all.
And they're never happier than when they can piss us off with their ideas even when harming their supposed intended beneficiaries.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 12, 2020 03:15 PM (dH/BH)

94 Repost from last night.

This is the furthest Tony Romo has ever made it in the playoffs.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:15 PM (t+4uj)

95
Turtle sex:

In...

Out...

In...

Out...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:16 PM (7rVsF)

96 Paying rent cuts into the amount of money available to spend on drugs.
Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:12 PM (+0uDE)


No problem. Just put the rent on the taxpayers' tab.

LA is building condos for the vagrants. They only cost $600,000 each. Cheap at one-tenth the cost.

https://tinyurl.com/tw5re9q (goes to PJ Media)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:16 PM (YqDXo)

97 47, That is separate from the bail issue on the release of witness information. However, once again, there is a constitutional right to confront witnesses against oneself and generally speaking all witness statements, etc. used to try people must be released to the defendant prior to trial. It is common for defense lawyers to contact all potential witnesses in the case as identified by law enforcement.

There is also a constitutional duty for law enforcement to release all exculpatory evidence to the defense.

It is safe to say that prosecutors have by and large been ignoring their Brady requirements and courts have went along. Flynn's travails are an example. Chicago PD was notorious for trash canning any evidence not point toward guilt for decades.

I am unaware of the scope of discovery required by NY state case law regarding defendants so this may simply be a codification of court decisions.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2020 03:16 PM (EUDB2)

98 100?

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:16 PM (Pg+x7)

99 Nope

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:17 PM (t+4uj)

100 100

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:17 PM (t+4uj)

101 100!

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:17 PM (Pg+x7)

102 Ayn Rand, as usual, noticed first. if you caught someone in a 'crime', or in a real crime... you own him
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Beria May have said it before Rand. They probably learned it in the same place.

Posted by: Drc at January 12, 2020 03:17 PM (Z4z/q)

103 I loved Tony Romo in The Sopromos. That was a helluva movie. Saw it with Harry Eisenhower, great guy we used to listen to CDs on my hi fidelity radio.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 12, 2020 03:18 PM (pw+jk)

104 guy suspected of robbing 4 banks was caught and released because it was non-violent and robbed a 5th within 24 hrs.


**********


This illustrates the importance of keeping hard-working people in the active workforce. Incarceration would have prevented him from plying his trade.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2020 03:18 PM (m45I2)

105 67 that little cockknocker Bloomberg is running his ads here.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:05 PM (YsNvC)

I'm seeing lots of Bloomberg ads in Wisconsin. Especially the "Bad Orange Man wants to kill Obamacare - and you!" one.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 12, 2020 03:19 PM (d6Ksn)

106 Lol 14-0 Texans

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:19 PM (t+4uj)

107 ... so, one of the things little noted about the nfl playoffs is that the northern portion of the country is well represented: seattle, s.f., minnesota, green bay, new england.

full disclosure: i like maps.

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Pg+x7)

108 I'm seeing lots of Bloomberg ads in Wisconsin. Especially the "Bad Orange Man wants to kill Obamacare - and you!" one.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 12, 2020 03:19 PM (d6Ksn)
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The midget with the wallet can afford to pay for the best, so, not sure how he thinks he understands the problems of health insurance for regular people.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:20 PM (WEBkv)

109 You all are missing the main motivation -- Less money for bail means more money for lawyers.

Who do you think runs the criminal justice system? this is a make work program for all involved.

The main purpose of most of criminal justice is
a/ extract as much money as possible from whoever the hell they can
b/ do just a good enough job to keep the public accepting of the necessity of this high cost.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 12, 2020 03:20 PM (LWu6U)

110 ... & north dakota state university won the ncaa division II championship.

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (Pg+x7)

111 Germany Houston scored again

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (YsNvC)

112 I fully expect to see Trump sell most of its NYC and NY Assets in the next few years.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (+0uDE)

113 fully expect to see Trump sell most of its NYC and NY Assets in the next few years.
Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (+0uDE)

I would

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:22 PM (hyGfq)

114 Greetings:

As regards your "safe neighborhood" assessment, I grew up in the Bronx of the '50s and '60s, some of the City's darkest days and my father's teaching incorporated the miracle of morn public transportation, to wit, "All he needs is a subway token and he's in your neighborhood."

"A word to the wise is sufficient."

Posted by: 11B40 at January 12, 2020 03:22 PM (evgyj)

115 At airport. Waiting for my neurologist

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:22 PM (hyGfq)

116 g-d be with you NGU

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:23 PM (YsNvC)

117 Just lounging about having sex. Pretty much what they do now.



The turtles that is. Maybe they'll start capping each other in the ass too.



Posted by: Burnt Toast


The wife and I were visiting the San Diego zoo one morning many years ago. We heard this ungodly roaring and walked around trying to locate it. Turns out it was the Galapagos tortoises getting it on. Who knew they were so vocal?

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:23 PM (T6t7i)

118 Wrong. The "homeless" are not simply people without a home, they're drug addicts, alcoholics, and/or mentally ill, and that
is why they're "homeless." You could put them up in the Four Seasons,
and all you'd get would be a drug- and crime-infested, trashed version
of the Four Seasons.
=====
Down and Out in Beverly Hills?

Remember, everyone, that the only 'value' for stocks or real estate, etc. is what is made on the sale. Everyone makes money on turnover. If someone holds, no money to be had.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 12, 2020 03:23 PM (MIKMs)

119 ... north dakota state university won the ncaa division II championship.

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (Pg+x7)

FCS (Football Championship Series). Division II is just below that.

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2020 03:24 PM (pXNaM)

120 Greetings:

As regards your "safe neighborhood" assessment, I grew up in the Bronx of the '50s and '60s, some of the City's darkest days and my father's teaching incorporated the miracle of morn public transportation, to wit, "All he needs is a subway token and he's in your neighborhood."

"A word to the wise is sufficient."
Posted by: 11B40 at January 12, 2020 03:22 PM (evgyj)
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In Minneapolis, you could track the rough neighborhoods based on main bus routes.

Not sure if it's true anymore, as it's been 20 years since I left. But part of me thinks it probably hasn't changed.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:24 PM (WEBkv)

121 Gee all the favorites are losing. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:25 PM (hyGfq)

122 How to fight against Bloomberg if he is the nominee?

Put hundreds of little signs up, at every soda fountain, on every salt shaker, etc.

"Nanny Bloomberg will ban Big Gulps, Salt and Guns"

Americans hate being told what to do.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:26 PM (+0uDE)

123 Time out!

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 12, 2020 03:26 PM (786Ro)

124 g-d be with you NGU
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:23 PM (YsNvC)

No. He is my shipmate. lol. Waiting for him at the bar

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:26 PM (hyGfq)

125 rd - "Americans hate being told what to do"

Um - anybody want to tell him?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:27 PM (El6T/)

126

If you can kill people there
You can kill people anywhere
It's up to you New York New York

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2020 03:27 PM (aKsyK)

127 Whereas Democrats would drill holes in the ship's hull to let the water out.
********
That's so crazy it just MIGHT work!
Posted by: Muldoon


No, adding holes to a boat lets water in.

But if you have existing holes with plugs in them, you can pull the plugs to let the water out. It works like a bathtub, then.

Posted by: probably not a Warner Brother at January 12, 2020 03:27 PM (P1f+c)

128 Paine was an advocate of open democracy, which in his day meant you didn't have to own property to participate (vote). Adams and the others thought his ideas were, well, crap. If you don't have skin in the game, your choices are suspect.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 12, 2020 03:28 PM (xceTB)

129 vendette: thanx. i wondered what fcs meant. but really, it should be div II and II should be III.

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:28 PM (Pg+x7)

130 NGU - ships now have both dentists AND neurologists?

What are these, cruise ships, or mighty American warships?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:28 PM (El6T/)

131 NGU - ships now have both dentists AND neurologists?

What are these, cruise ships, or mighty American warships?
Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:28 PM (El6T/)

Camp Lejeune.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:29 PM (hyGfq)

132 112 I fully expect to see Trump sell most of its NYC and NY Assets in the next few years.
Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:21 PM (+0uDE)


The fun will REALLY start when the financial industry pulls out of NYC. I understand that they're already starting to move some operations to NC.

If that should happen, NYC will be the new Detroit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:29 PM (YqDXo)

133 In Minneapolis, you could track the rough neighborhoods based on main bus routes.

Not sure if it's true anymore, as it's been 20 years since I left. But part of me thinks it probably hasn't changed.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:24 PM (WEBkv)


Like that when I lived in Honolulu twenty years ago. Good bus system. But you did not want want to be on it in the early afternoon when the high schools got out.

Gangs of rambunctious asian school girls with their colors / sailor costumes. Fortunately never got caught in the cross-fire when a rival gang boarded as I would usually exit at the next stop when the first hoard boarded.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (1g7ch)

134 INTELSky @Intel_Sky
1h
#BREAKING A large resignation in #Iran is expected to be announced in the coming hours. #PS752 #OSINT

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (BqBId)

135 If that should happen, NYC will be the new Detroit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:29 PM (YqDXo)

Escape from ny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (hyGfq)

136 Military bedroom community of a SAC base in Central California.
Posted by: California at January 12, 2020 02:58 PM (NgKpN)
~~~~~

Castle AFB in Merced? One of my brothers was stationed there with his family for a couple of years.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 03:31 PM (sGotD)

137 Howe about this crock of shit?

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has stunned court-watchers by selecting David Kris, a former Obama administration lawyer who has appeared on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and written extensively in support of the FBI's surveillance practices on the left-wing blog Lawfare, to oversee the FBI's implementation of reforms in the wake of a damning Department of Justice Inspector general report last year.



Sounds just like the group they formed to fix the rules that allowed the Muzzies to destroy the World Trade center.

Like I said this morning, the FISA court and rule should be eliminated.

Posted by: Vic at January 12, 2020 03:31 PM (mpXpK)

138 1h
#BREAKING A large resignation in #Iran is expected to be announced in the coming hours. #PS752 #OSINT

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (BqBId)

Kerry resigning from America

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:31 PM (hyGfq)

139 It is gonna take bullets, lots and lots of bullets.

Posted by: 2nd Amendment is freedom at January 12, 2020 03:31 PM (Pgcou)

140 INTELSky @Intel_Sky
1h
#BREAKING A large resignation in #Iran is expected to be announced in the coming hours. #PS752 #OSINT
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (BqBId)
~~~~~

Probably the one JackStraw mentioned in the previous thread...Vice President.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 03:32 PM (sGotD)

141 Rouhani? Whatever. Won't make a bit of difference, in reality, or to the masses who have been rejecting the regime for months.

More murdered today at protests.

Baffling the NPR types and their airhead listeners, posters of Soleimani being torn down/burned all over the country.

Protests in up to 10 cities so far.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (El6T/)

142 'Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (MVjcR)

143 vendette: thanx. i wondered what fcs meant. but really, it should be div II and II should be III.

Posted by: mjc at January 12, 2020 03:28 PM (Pg+x7)

You're welcome!

I still have to think about it sometimes, because FCS used to be Division II.

It helps to remember that FCS has the actual real playoffs, vs. FBS.

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (pXNaM)

144 132 The fun will REALLY start when the financial
industry pulls out of NYC. I understand that they're already starting to
move some operations to NC.



If that should happen, NYC will be the new Detroit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:29 PM (YqDXo)

And the gun industries are moving out of CT to AL, GA, and SC. The liberals have destroyed the NE.

Posted by: Vic at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (mpXpK)

145 Probably the one JackStraw mentioned in the previous thread...Vice President.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 03:32 PM (sGotD)


Vice President to the Undersecretary to the Minister of Internet Censoring and Veils.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (1g7ch)

146 140 INTELSky @Intel_Sky
1h
#BREAKING A large resignation in #Iran is expected to be announced in the coming hours. #PS752 #OSINT
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:30 PM (BqBId)
~~~~~

Probably the one JackStraw mentioned in the previous thread...Vice President.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 03:32 PM (sGotD)

I'm not finding the story anywhere, for what that's worth.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 03:34 PM (KXX3K)

147 Yep, the FISC thing is incredibly outrageous - even by the rub-your-eyes-is-this-really-happening standards of the last few years.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:34 PM (El6T/)

148 Yep, the FISC thing is incredibly outrageous - even by the rub-your-eyes-is-this-really-happening standards of the last few years.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:34 PM (El6T/)


It's a subtle LOLFY from the court.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:35 PM (1g7ch)

149 141
Rouhani? Whatever. Won't make a bit of difference, in reality, or to the masses who have been rejecting the regime for months.



More murdered today at protests.



Baffling the NPR types and their airhead listeners, posters of Soleimani being torn down/burned all over the country.



Protests in up to 10 cities so far.


The refusal to step on American and Israeli flags chalked on to the sidewalk is probably sending the mullah's pucker factor to "diamond anvil cell".

Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:35 PM (T6t7i)

150 New Yorkers have the city gov't they voted for - this is on them

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (iTXRQ)

151 The refusal to step on American and Israeli flags chalked on to the sidewalk is probably sending the mullah's pucker factor to "diamond anvil cell".
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:35

I saw that. Amazing.

Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (MTxDQ)

152 LOL Chiefs

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)

153 Wow KC in heap big trouble

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (hyGfq)

154 KC gets everything it could possibly want for the playoffs. And promptly pukes down its legs.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (VNfwt)

155 'Sup, y'all?
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2020 03:33 PM (MVjcR)
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hey, Weasel.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (WEBkv)

156 High-level resignation - but any kind of deputy - is exactly the kind of bone-headed move one expects from dumb dictatorships.

Will only be blood in the water for the masses, and an insult, and provocation, as everyone knows in this kind of regime it all starts at the top, and in any case they want the regime gone.

(as do we, though all including Trump are very careful not to panic many of his supporters by mentioning the skeery skeery term "regime change")

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (El6T/)

157 Uh Oh, Jewells is going to be bummed.

Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (MTxDQ)

158 Green beans: $951 per can
Milk: $951 per half pint
Toilet paper: $951 per roll
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


And automatic coupons applied at the checkout to get the prices back down to normal, so now you can arrest the thieves again. Genius!

I'm sure the Democrats will have a new law to fix that loophole in a moment. If the existing law doesn't already.

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (P1f+c)

159 151 The refusal to step on American and Israeli flags chalked on to the sidewalk is probably sending the mullah's pucker factor to "diamond anvil cell".
Posted by: pep at January 12, 2020 03:35

I saw that. Amazing.
Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 03:36 PM (MTxDQ)

It's very pretty to watch.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (KXX3K)

160 the chefs are cooking now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:37 PM (KP5rU)

161 The Chiefs look like fucking JV.. I'm done. Won't waste my time.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (dUJdY)

162 TIME OUT!!!!! - Andy Reid

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (mBL57)

163 Didn't click on but 11 immigrants drowned near Turkey, their still at working the invasion I guess.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)

164 In Minneapolis, you could track the rough neighborhoods based on main bus routes.

Same thing with St. Louis, which built a light rail system from the ghetto (basically) to more affluent areas to help ghetto denizens "get jobs."

After it was built, you could trace the light rail route by the crime statistics, kind of like doing coronary angiography with X-ray contrast medium.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (YqDXo)

165 Yeah pep, glad you mentioned that. Not the first time this has happened, but first/best video of it (crowd deliberately avoiding walking on US/Israeli flags painted on the street).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (El6T/)

166 Houston scored again

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (YsNvC)

167 Holy fook. First quarter and chiefs down 21-0

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 12, 2020 03:38 PM (PkVlr)

168 Meanwhile,
The Gateway Pundit reports mortar attack injures four Iraqis at a US base.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:39 PM (1g7ch)

169 Tough day for the Chefs so far. A little rusty, just like the Ravens

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2020 03:39 PM (7ZQe3)

170 Wonder how many NFL players would walk around an American flag as opposed to on it?

Just kidding. Sort of.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:39 PM (El6T/)

171
The fun will REALLY start when the financial industry pulls out of NYC. I understand that they're already starting to move some operations to NC.

If that should happen, NYC will be the new Detroit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:29 PM

-----

I can't remember the term used.

Supposedly the reason everyone wants to be close to the Stock Exchange is the big brokerage houses make their money by jumping in on trades and buying and selling inside the margins. They supposedly make pennies per transaction, but at millions of trades per day, those pennies really add up.

Another reason, their trophy wives all want to be seen at all the Broadway and Art Museum galas. There are not as many in Charlotte NC or Dallas TX. It took a century for Hollywood to get some of that pretentious crud in LA.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (+0uDE)

172 Speaking of New York


'I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump': Michael Bloomberg



I think wasting is a better word than spending but you keep spending it Mikey

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (SNcqh)

173 As bad as DeBolshedick is, he did not pass the bail reform law. It was the State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo. It was hidden in last April's budget bill.

After Tiffany Harris was released twice after twice slapping Chassidic Jewish women in the face, and after dozens of MS-13 gang members in Suffolk County were released, Cuomo made a phony speech that the law needs revision.

But last week, the newly Democratic State Senate defeated a Republican bill to repeal the bail reform law, and the Dpesker of the State Assembly, Carl Heastie who is from The Bronx, said New Yorkers need to have "patience" with the bail reform law. The state Assembly has an overwhelmingly Democratic majority, something like 105 seats to the Republicans' 45 seats.

So unless Heastie, who is a leftist, relents, or the Democrats lose lots of seats this election, we are probably stuck with this awful law. William Bratton, the former NYPD commissioner, a lifelong Democrat, has been loudly stating his opposition to the law, to no avail. Neither the Legislature nor Cuomo consulted with the NYPD before sneakily enacting it.

Posted by: mercenary13 at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (IN4LZ)

174 @137
This is essentially having Jaime Gorelick on the 9/11 commission.

This is fucking bullshit.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (gxVQS)

175 the andy reid playoff curse.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:41 PM (KP5rU)

176 Never having been to NYC, and really never wanting to, my only experience with huge cities is Chicago, which is a sewer and smells like one. My first week of living there, I saw no less than three men whip it out and pee in public, as if that were normal behavior.

People were never meant to live like that, packed into spaces too small to support themselves, even marginally. I'm not saying everyone needs 40 acres, but breathing space and a few fences make for good neighbors.

When I lived in Smalltown WI, we had the same crazy people, but everyone knew them, and took care of them, so they weren't some sort of menace. In big cities, crazy people are ignored and allowed to degenerate into who-knows-what.

That's probably enough ranting, but I truly hated that big city by the time I left. It's great that the architecture is awesome, the museums, the big sport events, etc., but the tradeoff is humanity. No thanks.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 12, 2020 03:41 PM (vVOK2)

177 HOU 21 KC 0 1st Q

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 03:41 PM (iTXRQ)

178 Is Andy Reid's fat ass still coaching?

Some people don't know when to quit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2020 03:41 PM (Z+IKu)

179 Will someone who kills a Soros-funded DA get released without bail?

Posted by: JEM


There's only one way to find out.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2020 03:41 PM (mBL57)

180 There'll be more shooting of protesters, a lot more, in both Iran and Iraq (oh yes, there've been ongoing protests and burning of Iranian consulates and interference with Iranian-stooge funerals - Muhandis - by Iraqis, normal people not being paid or organized by anyone - buy you'd have to live in a country with a press to have heard about it).

Maybe the end-game phase, or not, but the criminal thugs will act like it is either way.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (El6T/)

181 174 @137
This is essentially having Jaime Gorelick on the 9/11 commission.

This is fucking bullshit.


Yup. And good. Another thing for PDT to campaign against

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (hyGfq)

182 Heastie is the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. I misspelled it.

Posted by: mercenary13 at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (IN4LZ)

183 >>Is Andy Reid's fat ass still coaching?

Define "coaching".

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)

184 Supposedly the reason everyone wants to be close to the Stock Exchange is the big brokerage houses make their money by jumping in on trades and buying and selling inside the margins. They supposedly make pennies per transaction, but at millions of trades per day, those pennies really add up.

Another reason, their trophy wives all want to be seen at all the Broadway and Art Museum galas. There are not as many in Charlotte NC or Dallas TX. It took a century for Hollywood to get some of that pretentious crud in LA.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (+0uDE)


But computers will do those trades faster and more accurately than people. The market specialist with slips of paper is probably going the way of the passenger pigeon.

Also, recall that in 1950 the wealthiest city in America was ...

Detroit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (YqDXo)

185 *plays Yackety Sax*

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (YsNvC)

186 Prepping for a Seahawks game party.

Home made chili in the slow cooker
Chips, salsa, cornbread
Guac, sour cream, jalapeņos, cheese

Tortillas, agua fresca, beer, tequila and limes.


The road teams look to be doing very well this weekend.

Go hawks!

Btw, if anyone's in town, come on over!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (PkVlr)

187 173, What Cuomo is setting up that he has to go before things change. If NYC goes into the toilet, he won't win in 2022. That is if he avoids the NY state corruption curse that periodically sends NY politicians to prison.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (EUDB2)

188 >Is Andy Reid's fat ass still coaching?

CBS put up a graphic that the Cheefs are 1-8 in home playoff games

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (iTXRQ)

189 Lol butterfingers

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (t+4uj)

190
Chiefs suffering from dropsy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (7rVsF)

191 The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has stunned
court-watchers by selecting David Kris, a former Obama administration
lawyer who has appeared on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and written
extensively in support of the FBI's surveillance practices on the
left-wing blog Lawfare, to oversee the FBI's implementation of reforms
in the wake of a damning Department of Justice Inspector general report
last year.




System rigged? Nah....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2020 03:43 PM (SNcqh)

192 Woo great hit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 12, 2020 03:44 PM (hyGfq)

193 ok, I think someone must have rubbed oil on that ball because the Chiefs can't seem to catch it to save their souls. lol.. I'm not even watching anymore.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2020 03:44 PM (dUJdY)

194 The story mentions the woman who was released on her own recognizance after being accused of an anti-semitic attack.

But fails to mention that a man who strangled a woman and was arrested and charged with manslaughter (True. Also, WTF?) was also released on his own recog.

Fucking insanity.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2020 03:44 PM (mBL57)

195 haven't seen a meltdown of a favored team like this since last night.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:44 PM (KP5rU)

196 That hurt

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (t+4uj)

197

Are they still taking a knee in the National Felons League? Are the c*cksuckers still railing against Trump? Intercourse them all

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (SNcqh)

198 HOU 21 KC 0

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (1dTB/)

199 Well, time to wander.

Catch you all on the gun thread!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (WEBkv)

200 Is Andy Reid's fat ass still coaching?
Define "coaching".
Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)

Hahaha....yup. At least his son ain't around anymore to deal poison to school kids.

Garrett Reid once said he "enjoyed" being a rich kid dealing drugs in Da Hood.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (Z+IKu)

201 195 haven't seen a meltdown of a favored team like this since last night.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:44 PM (KP5rU)

LOL

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:45 PM (t+4uj)

202 Think it was 1960, and Detroit was the richest city in the *world*. 100% created wealth, not a dime of extracted/accidental/situational wealth.

Not that there's anything key and obvious to be learned from history like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:46 PM (El6T/)

203 Good heavens, Chiefs are bumbling around.. thought they took note of what happened to the ravens..

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2020 03:46 PM (sYDum)

204 Thomas Sowell wrote a book about this mindset: "The Vision of the Annointed."

Posted by: butch at January 12, 2020 03:46 PM (hXu8T)

205 148 Yep, the FISC thing is incredibly outrageous - even by the rub-your-eyes-is-this-really-happening standards of the last few years.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:34 PM (El6T/)


It's a subtle LOLFY from the court.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:35 PM (1g7ch)

------

I would ask my Congress Critter to draw up Articles of Impeachment for every one of the judges involved, but you know that would go nowhere. My hack Democrat Senators would vote for acquittal and for even more spying on Republicans.

I sometimes think the only way to fix Washington DC is with 10MT at 5,000 feet.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:47 PM (+0uDE)

206 Jewells,
I know you won't give up. The Chiefs are tough. They are getting smacked around, for sure, but they are resilient.

Go Seahawks!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 12, 2020 03:47 PM (PkVlr)

207 This might be very very ugly in a hurry

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2020 03:47 PM (sYDum)

208 @187

Cuomo fixed the glitch WRT corruption, he 86'd the NYS corruption commission, so unless someone wants to go against Cuomo, and there ain't anybody left in Albany that will, he's not going to get banged up over any corruption investigations.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 03:47 PM (gxVQS)

209 I've thought for years that the Repub party has lost out on a great campaign issue.

Law and Order.

Run on enforcing the Law as written. Explain why sanctuary cities are bad things. How it erodes the social fabric of our Nation.

But then, I'd also run on making it Federal Law that COMPANIES had to abide by the Bill of Rights.

And tie foreign aid to how Free the Country actually is (no aid if no Freedom of Speech, or Religion).

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 12, 2020 03:48 PM (NgKpN)

210 I don't miss Andy Reid

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2020 03:48 PM (ZCEU2)

211 Oh nurse.. they can't come back from this if they keep making these mistakes. it's over. I'm sad but whatever.. I'll live.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (dUJdY)

212 202 Think it was 1960, and Detroit was the richest city in the *world*. 100% created wealth, not a dime of extracted/accidental/situational wealth.

Not that there's anything key and obvious to be learned from history like that.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:46 PM (El6T/)

------

What lessons?

Posted by: Frau Merkel, the Revenge of the Stasi at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (+0uDE)

213 I would ask my Congress Critter to draw up Articles of Impeachment for every one of the judges involved, but you know that would go nowhere. My hack Democrat Senators would vote for acquittal and for even more spying on Republicans.

I sometimes think the only way to fix Washington DC is with 10MT at 5,000 feet.

Posted by: rd at January 12, 2020 03:47 PM (+0uDE)

And who oversees the FISA Court? Oh, Justice Roberts.

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (NgKpN)

214 Nice new and unambiguous index of how worthless the GOP is will be reaction to this actually comical flip-off by the FISC towards the country. Nice time for DOJ and FBI to shine, too, but we pretty much know how that will go.

Trump has not ignored all this. Other day he had his second sarcastic tweet directed at the ridiculous FBI Director. But will he take any meaningful action?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (El6T/)

215 My oft cited complaint. I don't like yellow gloves or shoes because you can mistake them for penalty flags.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (+y/Ru)

216 At airport. Waiting for my neurologist
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Hope all is well witchoo......

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (arJlL)

217 Reap me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at January 12, 2020 03:51 PM (yQpMk)

218 So impeachment trial starts next week?

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2020 03:51 PM (sYDum)

219 This whole thing just increases the chance of more guns on the street/stores owners as people do not feel safe. People will start to take justice in their own hands. That or you will start to get a mob style protection ring going.

Posted by: Picric at January 12, 2020 03:52 PM (CTX21)

220 218; thought it was the battle of the bulge.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (KP5rU)

221 Chiefs were -9.5

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (t+4uj)

222 By the Way,

Mayor Pete Buttigeig's Professor Communist Father is a devoted fellow traveler too.

Vote Red Diaper!

Posted by: Frau Merkel, the Revenge of the Stasi at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (+0uDE)

223 Hopkins catches everything

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (1dTB/)

224 1h
#BREAKING
#Iran's state media reporting Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, is under high pressure to resign for not banning passenger flights on the night when the Ukraine Int'l Airlines flight #PS752 was shot down & for 3 days of concealing.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (BqBId)

225 KC did not come ready to play today in any phase of the game.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (ZLI7S)

226 #BREAKING
#Iran's state media reporting Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, is under high pressure to resign for not banning passenger flights on the night when the Ukraine Int'l Airlines flight #PS752 was shot down & for 3 days of concealing.

Sacrificial lamb

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2020 03:54 PM (6XlcD)

227 Impeachment of judges not at all the thing to do here.

FISC was created by Congress (like all inferior courts, which they also absolutely refuse to police).

Congress can abolish the FISC, make them wear pink tu-tus to work, deny them pay, whatever they want.

That's why I said above, nice new index of GOP emptiness to see what they (don't) do.

There isn't any need to let the DOJ and FISC fix themselves (ha!). Congress can and should take radical action. They won't.

BTW, FBI/FISC situation is an excellent example of how the US has entered the Third World corruption dilemma phase - how do you fix something if people simply don't follow rules or laws, do so with impunity, and not enough people care to do anything about it?

Exactly the dilemma that has confronted (and defeated) generations of advisors from the US and elsewhere who have earnestly tried to help certain countries rescue themselves from robustly corrupt systems.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:55 PM (El6T/)

228 But computers will do those trades faster and more accurately than
people. The market specialist with slips of paper is probably going the
way of the passenger pigeon.
=====

From what I recall, Chicago exchanges got rid of open outcry trading several years ago.

Now what the heck are very tall ADD guys supposed to do? /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 12, 2020 03:55 PM (MIKMs)

229 the crowd has been removed from this game.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 12, 2020 03:55 PM (KP5rU)

230 KC's quarterback Mahomes is okay but nobody is catching what he is pitching

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 03:55 PM (YsNvC)

231 So impeachment trial starts next week?

-
Great conspiracy theory: Nanzi isn't aiming impeachment at Trump but rather at Crazy Bernie. Bernie will be tied up with impeachment while Sundown Joe saunters across the goal line.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2020 03:56 PM (+y/Ru)

232 As usual, it will take a tragic event before they correct their error. I was going to say it would've been interesting to see the arguments for the legislation, but nah!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at January 12, 2020 03:56 PM (vGJY7)

233
#Iran's state media reporting Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, is under high pressure to resign for not banning passenger flights on the night when the Ukraine Int'l Airlines flight #PS752 was shot down & for 3 days of concealing.

Ehrlichman or Haldeman?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 03:56 PM (7rVsF)

234 @191 the FISC looks like it is set up to be self-rigging. Nine Judges serve a seven-year term. Only two of them show an appointment date of 2017 or later, so seven of them are by definition Obama appointees. Some system.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2020 03:57 PM (oRpiG)

235 And who oversees the FISA Court? Oh, Justice Roberts.
Posted by: Don Quixote at January 12, 2020 03:49 PM (NgKpN)

Chief Justice Roberts is one of the finest products of the elite Ivy League Colleges and Society. He is truly one of us.

Posted by: Revenge of the Bushies at January 12, 2020 03:57 PM (+0uDE)

236 Shamkhani's a pimp, he could never have out-fought Rafsanjani.

In any case, if this happens, as noted, means bupkis, other than a combo of blood in the water to the protesters and a provocation to additional resistance.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 03:58 PM (El6T/)

237 Tx 24 Ka 0

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 03:59 PM (1dTB/)

238 No they didn't Jack Straw. It's fucking embarrassing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2020 04:00 PM (dUJdY)

239 Judges are appointed to the FISC by the CJ, not the president. It's a rotation of sorts within the federal judiciary.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 04:00 PM (El6T/)

240 Lol

Thanks for your support!

Posted by: NFL SJW at January 12, 2020 04:00 PM (NSFCQ)

241 @227
Of all of the outrages of the last several years this may be the most egregious and in your face outrage of them all.

You literally have one of the progenitors of the coup plot being put in a position of ultimate responsibility for implementing "changes" that would prevent traitors like him from doing what they did.

As I said above, this is Jaime Gorelick levels of jaw dropping, in your face, LOLGF citizens.

We cannot recover from this.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 04:01 PM (gxVQS)

242 Chief Justice Roberts is one of the finest products of the elite Ivy League Colleges and Society. He is truly one of us.

Posted by: Revenge of the Bushies

I would really like to know what the dirt is that made him flip on obamacare.

If only there were some whistle blowers in DC.

Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 04:01 PM (MTxDQ)

243 foodie up

Posted by: Infidel at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (MTxDQ)

244 224 1h
#BREAKING
#Iran's state media reporting Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, is under high pressure to resign for not banning passenger flights on the night when the Ukraine Int'l Airlines flight #PS752 was shot down & for 3 days of concealing.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 03:53 PM (BqBId)

-------

And it all started when that unhinged homicidal idiot Trump shot a missile up your azz!

President Trump is obviously a danger to society and has no idea what he is doing

Impeach 45!!!

Posted by: Democrats for Islamic Justice at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (+0uDE)

245 We cannot recover from this.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 04:01 PM (gxVQS)



Doomed. We're all doomed.
Yeah yeah yeah

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (1dTB/)

246
Any thoughts on this 2nd amendment rally coming up in Richmond on January 20?

I've seen commentary pro and con. The con argument is that it will be a trap, with the usual Democrat-controlled city ambush characteristics: violent leftist mob protected by police, selective arrest and prosecution, agents provocateur and fake Nazis infiltrated into the pro-2nd participants, cherry-picked media coverage.

I don't know. I'm inclined to suspect a trap/ambush. And there are other options at the county level, already underway.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (t5m5e)

247 @242
He adopted two lily white Irish kids from Argentina.

So basically that's what they got on him.

What a disgrace.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (gxVQS)

248 In other NFL news:

TMZ@TMZ
Julian Edelman Arrested for Vandalism After Jumping on Car

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2020 04:03 PM (+y/Ru)

249
May you live in interesting times
May you get what you deserve
May the Prince know your name

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 12, 2020 04:04 PM (yQpMk)

250 "Bernie will be tied up with impeachment while Sundown Joe saunters across the goal line."
It will be the other team's goal line though.

Posted by: Chris M at January 12, 2020 04:04 PM (6XZdO)

251 KC woke up.

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 04:04 PM (1dTB/)

252 Well, no shut out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2020 04:04 PM (+y/Ru)

253 Oops. Another Iranian proxy HQ in Iraq goes up in flames. They really have to police their smokers, make them use ashtrays.

Basra, Badr Corps. This outfit is the oldest of the Iran-linked ones, dates back to the Iran-Iraq War, and the chief criminal was hoping to step into the vacuum created by the Soleimani/Muhandis car-b-q, vying with "Atari boy,", the lisping Moqtada al-Sadr and his gangs.

The chaos and setbacks and instability and cats/dogs sleeping together caused by American action and Trump decisions, as forecast by Beltway airheads, keep falling on Iranian and Iranian-backed organizations. Amazing!

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 04:05 PM (El6T/)

254 just entered the stadium. did we miss anything?

Posted by: the Chiefs at January 12, 2020 04:05 PM (YsNvC)

255 There we go. Nice quick drive.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 04:06 PM (ZLI7S)

256 >>>>>>>
Members Only food clubs. Costso or whatever as the parent corp. Same annual membership, but require a $951 deposit to get in the door.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 12, 2020 03:04 PM (1g7ch)


I am sure that will last until a judge calls it disparate penumbra and institutional hatey behavior

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 04:07 PM (pvg5V)

257 The FISA court is not "overseen" by anyone but themselves. Roberts only appoints new Judges to positions as they become vacant.

Have nobody oversee them is one of it's many problems. During the Obama rule of terror they were basically a rubber stamp for his corrupt administration and Republicans did nothing.

Posted by: Vic at January 12, 2020 04:07 PM (mpXpK)

258 Of the 5 seats appointed by the esteemed CJ Roberts, four of them were appointed to the federal bench by Clinton or Obama.


Since 1978 the court has "considered" over 41,000 secret cases. There have been 85 refusals. Of those, 68 have been in the last two years.


Just coincidence, though. All is well.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2020 04:09 PM (oRpiG)

259 230 KC's quarterback Mahomes is okay but nobody is catching what he is pitching

=====

Someone call?

Posted by: Shep! at January 12, 2020 04:10 PM (TzOaz)

260 the worm has turned

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 04:12 PM (1dTB/)

261 Houston trying to f up a wet dream

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 04:12 PM (YsNvC)

262 I like Mahomes..seems like a nice young man

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2020 04:14 PM (sYDum)

263 Man did KC come alive all of a sudden!

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 04:15 PM (sGotD)

264 Andy Reid is a fat walrus. It's amazing how much he looks like a walrus

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2020 04:15 PM (sYDum)

265 oops

Posted by: Pfft at January 12, 2020 04:19 PM (1dTB/)

266 This game is wild.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 04:19 PM (sGotD)

267 KC has woken up!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2020 04:20 PM (+y/Ru)

268 Woops! Woopsie!

Weird turnover.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at January 12, 2020 04:20 PM (x8Wzq)

269
O

M

G

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2020 04:21 PM (sGotD)

270 Well that was fast.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2020 04:24 PM (ZLI7S)

271 I think wasting is a better word than spending but you keep spending it Mikey
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 12, 2020 03:40 PM (SNcqh)

That's why I didn't mind Steyer or Bloomie entering the race. They're spending money on their own stupid vanity campaigns that could have gone to other Dems.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 12, 2020 04:25 PM (d6Ksn)

272 Wow, that "no-cash-bail" policy sure frees up anti-Fa and other violent Leftists groups for repeated, consequence-free attacks on Trump supporters, doesn't it?

When you remove all penalty for criminal behavior, you encourage it.

I think they know this.

Posted by: Sam Adams at January 12, 2020 04:26 PM (VDbGO)

273 Roberts needs to be impeached, the FISA court needs to be abolished, and the judges need to be in jail.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 12, 2020 04:27 PM (maiNo)

274 I've talked with a couple of the kind of people who have to prepare submissions to that court, to get permission to do certain things. They like the idea of having oversight to their work, and were trained to consider the case they would have to make in order to proceed. And when they get an approval, they get a strong feeling that they have made their case and are right to go ahead. I don't want the court abolished. I want those gaping holes in the "chain of accountability" replaced with something that doesn't make a strict-constructionist cringe.b

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2020 04:36 PM (oRpiG)

275 first time ever I read the words "safe city" and New York in the same context.. but it's NY so don't really care.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 12, 2020 04:41 PM (B+t5k)

276 i'm going to reverse the order in this quote which then more accurately applies to the mayor....never attribute to stupidity that which can accurately apply to malice.

Posted by: Judith at January 12, 2020 04:42 PM (ax1Ah)

277 aul Sperry
@paulsperry_
DEVELOPING: Gov't watchdogs raising concerns Hunter Biden's political gifts to several Senate Dems--inclg Leahy, Menendez,Booker,Whitehouse,Cardin,Cantwell--may transgress Senate "conflict of interest" rules & possibly trigger recusal requirements during Senate impeachment voting

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 05:02 PM (BqBId)

278 north dakota state university won the ncaa division II championship.

NDSU has won the FCS NCAA football champoship 8 of the last 9 years. Lost in the semi-finals a couple of years ago. They are something like 140 W and 13 L in the last decade.

Posted by: free tibet at January 12, 2020 05:07 PM (Ydn2k)

279 NDSU also beat Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota in the last few years. No one in the big10 will play them anymore. NDSU does start next year at Oregon. All of these games have been as the visiting team.

Posted by: free tibet at January 12, 2020 05:12 PM (Y9zp1)

280 free tibet

The beatdown of Kansas State by NDSU was so effective that KSU replaced a legendary coach in Coach Snyder with the North Dakota coach, Klieman.

Coach Klieman has done well in terms of win/losses in his first year, but is not a builder of better people like Coach Snyder.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2020 05:19 PM (u82oZ)

281 aul Sperry
@paulsperry_
DEVELOPING: Gov't watchdogs raising concerns Hunter Biden's political gifts to several Senate Dems--inclg Leahy, Menendez,Booker,Whitehouse,Cardin,Cantwell--may transgress Senate "conflict of interest" rules & possibly trigger recusal requirements during Senate impeachment voting



Nelson Muntz.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 12, 2020 06:14 PM (oVJmc)

282 "16
Democrats never seem to think through to the possible consequences of their policies. But they're supposed to be the smart guys.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 02:38 PM (7rVsF)



Yep. They never stop to think how policies could go wrong, and they
never learn from experience. See, e.g., rent control. They seem to view
empirical evidence as flawed, and inferior to their theoretical notions
of how things will work.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 12, 2020 02:41 PM (YqDXo)"


You're both subtly wrong, and that's a large component of how things got this bad.


Democrat *voters* often either don't think about the results of these policies, or - increasingly - actually know, but value virtue signalling over results.


Democrat *leaders* know exactly what they are doing. They're not swinging and missing with policies intended to help people. They're fucking people for their own gain, and succeeding. The cities they're building are by and large what they mean to build. Much of what they do is described as "raising the drawbridge behind them"; they don't want others to succeed, because that would limit the utility of their own wealth and power.

Posted by: there are only three star wars films at January 12, 2020 06:22 PM (67XdO)

283 "perhaps the worst big-city mayor in America"

Hold my beer, hon.

Posted by: Baltimore at January 12, 2020 06:35 PM (lXZ2r)

284 283 "perhaps the worst big-city mayor in America"

Hold my beer, hon.
Posted by: Baltimore at January 12, 2020 06:35 PM

STFU, Baltimore. BIG city. You're the rest-stop between Philly and DC.

Posted by: Everywhere else at January 12, 2020 06:36 PM (lXZ2r)

285 James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
Stay tuned everyone. Something very big is going to happen.

The first bombshell tape is going to drop this week.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 12, 2020 07:50 PM (BqBId)

286 #43 Deplorable Jay Guevara, and #49 pep (and many others)
It may not be "ignoring" reality, but rather "absolute refusal to ACCEPT reality".
I'm thinking back to when pussy hats and slutwalks were fresh and new: some brainwashed Feminist coed responded to a normal person suggesting that "Maybe if today's young women refrained from bar-hopping, getting blackout drunk, and going home with total strangers, the 'Rape Culture' you profess to fear wouldn't seem to be closing in from all sides ... "

The dear thing responded that by God she's got the RIGHT to do what she wants, when she wants to do it, the WAY she wants to do it, without negative consequences; and if she has to curb her hedonism in order to be safe, well, "That's not the kind of world I want to live in!" (That is the exact, literal quote that made such an impression on me. Essentially, "I refuse to live in your imperfect world!", from a child certain she's entitled to every whim and caprice her imagination can conjure up.)

It's yet another demonstration that Progressivism is a religion. Lefties are convinced that by refusing to accept the tawdry realities of the world-as-it-is (and especially the reality of "human nature") a New Reality will somehow take its place, the New Soviet Man (= Mankind Perfected) will emerge, and Utopia is just around the corner.

Posted by: Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah at January 12, 2020 10:14 PM (LW4Ug)

287 His wife is black and used to say she was a lesbian. His children are of mixed race. So he likes to put his giant thumb on the scales of justice.

Posted by: Cleopatra's Asp at January 13, 2020 05:48 AM (xZjSg)

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