SpaceX Launch! We Can Still Do It!

It's gratifying to see an American launch. Yes, that is patriotic and nationalistic and jingoistic and probably racist and sexist and age-ist and whatever pejoratives we have become inured to...

And open thread, because you are going to talk about the rioting anyway...

Below the fold is a live feed of the ISS (not sure how long that will last).

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1 What riot?

Posted by: freaked at May 31, 2020 12:16 PM (Tnijr)

2 So fantastic watching the docking this morning and soon they are opening the hatch!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 31, 2020 12:17 PM (cMhK0)

3 I have the NASA channel on.

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 12:19 PM (UPF6H)

4 Should we be calling the rioters, rioters?

Oh, and Go SpaceX!

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 12:19 PM (4FPVQ)

5 This space mission lacks diversity.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 12:19 PM (oVJmc)

6 30 mins til they open the hatch...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2020 12:20 PM (h6CJG)

7 How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at May 31, 2020 12:20 PM (JFe9H)

8 Great job SpaceX!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (Z+IKu)

9 'MERICA!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (Do5/p)

10 The inside of the ISS looks messy with wires and gear everywhere. I blame the rooskies. I'd have tripped over shit and disconnected something important in the first 5 minutes.

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (4FPVQ)

11 Watched the launch yesterday. In addition to house arrest central Ohio had a curfew last night. We are all 12 years old.

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (PzBTm)

12
You knew this was coming.

An exceptional country, populated by an extraordinary people.

We have a way, even in times like this, of demonstrating just that.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (KATBx)

13 Saw someone tweet - congrats to the astronauts who left earth today. Good choice.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (ZfRYq)

14 I didn't know the McKenzi brothers were in that Space ship.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 31, 2020 12:21 PM (JUOKG)

15 Bob and Doug? Aren't they Canadians?

Posted by: hazchic at May 31, 2020 12:22 PM (eeSI3)

16 You can do it!

Posted by: Townie at May 31, 2020 12:22 PM (Do5/p)

17 Watching that first stage land on the barge was KICK ASS! Charlie should have no questions about who the most technically advanced nation is.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:22 PM (7Fj9P)

18 It is nice seeing a private company put someone in space, that truly is a huge, monumentally important step forward in space exploration. But the problem is, space isn't really exciting any more. It used to be, even into the 80s with the shuttle. People loved to turn on the TV and watch the launch.

Now people just do not care too much any more, its a sort of "that's kinda cool" then they look down at their phones again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

19 Dude on the NASA feed on ISS just did Picard Maneuver.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 12:23 PM (oVJmc)

20 After they open the hatch the first thing to come through will be the little mylar blow-up dragon or dinosaur, whatever it was.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:23 PM (1g7ch)

21 13 Saw someone tweet - congrats to the astronauts who left earth today. Good choice.

LOl... Perfect

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:24 PM (Zmnko)

22 They check their phones to see if it ok the think that the rocket thingy is cool.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:24 PM (RuIsu)

23 Well, it's pouring buckets here in Galveston, and that's moving up into the Greater Houston area, too.

Won't be any riots in this downpour.

Hope y'all get to see some video of the Houston P.D. corralling, shutting down and shunting away would-be rioters, yesterday afternoon.

The HPD had their moves down cold. Well rehearsed, well practiced and always, a couple steps ahead of the riotards.

Houston's Mayor and Chief did the only right thing they could've done, and it worked.

The let the Police Department DO it's Police Department thing.

And now, Houston can enjoy it's well deserved part in the Space-X success.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2020 12:24 PM (QzJWU)

24 Yeah, no one has explained how the Canadians have hijacked our spaceship.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:24 PM (+b1ew)

25 How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?
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You'd have to soak them in acetone first to get the beard-oil off.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:25 PM (7Fj9P)

26 ""How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?""

All of them, just to be sure.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:25 PM (9Om/r)

27 In addition to house arrest central Ohio had a curfew last night. We are all 12 years old.

If the pandemic can't keep people at home, afraid to go shop or go to work -- or vote -- then maybe a riot can. They've tried disease and war, is famine on the way?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:25 PM (KZzsI)

28 Missed the whole thing, been busy

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 12:26 PM (ZCEU2)

29 It was nice to see the Director of NASA's praise for DJT; and he made it perfectly clear the previous administration was horrible for the program.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (7Fj9P)

30 ""How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?""

All of them, just to be sure.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:25 PM (9Om/r)

Better use some BLM folks as a back reentry shields as well

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (32YRo)

31 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (OeWgo)

32 24
Yeah, no one has explained how the Canadians have hijacked our spaceship.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:24 PM (+b1ew)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk#Education
Queens grad.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (AHq56)

33 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.

Posted by: Javems at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (ofIwF)

34 I remember reading an essay a number of years ago that started out with a narrative like this:

A man, far away, was collecting rocks while walking on the moon in a glorious triumph of technology and human spirit, while another man, far away, was collecting rocks to stone a woman to death for being raped by her uncle.

I've looked for it before but internet search engines suck now. It was in the style of Bill Whittle. Anybody recall this?

Posted by: pawn at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (PveK5)

35 South African-American entrepreneur Elon Musk is not afraid to be patriotic:

https://tinyurl.com/yd4bbfxa

"The United States is a distillation of the human spirit of exploration..."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

36 Tatiana McGrath had the best post on the shuttle launch. Almost cost me a new keyboard

Posted by: Pinochet Air Lines Flt. Attendant at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (q9+CU)

37 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (OeWgo)

Dum de dum dum...

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (32YRo)

38 Two visions of America this weekend. Choose wisely.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (Za8VV)

39 he made it perfectly clear the previous administration was horrible for the program.

IT was obvious that Obama (and Democrats in general) consider the space program utterly wasted money which could have been spent on giving transexual midget Fiji Islander furries grants for their cowboy poetry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

40 are they out yet ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (zr5Kq)

41 Space ship chatter.

My, this IS 1968 all over again.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (hku12)

42 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (OeWgo)

Coool, does that mean he can disappear the mofos with extreme prejudice?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (9Om/r)

43 37 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

SanFranNan won't be happy

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:29 PM (Zmnko)

44 How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?

Don't know, but that is an experiment that needs to be run until we have the exact count. We can make it double blind by strapping journalists to other rockets randomly.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 12:29 PM (+u6Jp)

45 I think there are still plenty of people who understand that this is a big deal. Hopefully, there are more kids who think aspiring to space travel is preferable to looting and throwing bricks at the cops.

As a mom, I found it particularly amusing that ground control was telling the guys in the capsule to pack up all of their trash and food. "You can't come out until you clean your room!"

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at May 31, 2020 12:29 PM (XXNQ+)

46 Someone showed a side by side comparison of the Space Shuttle's cockpit and The Dragon's. I get it those astronauts were pretty much just payload, but it was still
amazing.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (7Fj9P)

47 NASA was essentially shut down except for Muslim outreach and global warming "research" under the Obama administration. I'm guessing a whole lot of people who worked their entire lives for a chance to be at NASA and do space exploration were very frustrated and unhappy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (KZzsI)

48 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.
Posted by: Javems



He rubs me the wrong way but I have to give him his due.

Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (Qf83p)

49 2

So fantastic watching the docking this morning and soon they are opening the hatch!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 31, 2020 12:17 PM

Hope it's easier to open that hatch than the one I found.

Posted by: John Locke at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (Do5/p)

50 37 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (OeWgo)

Dum de dum dum...
Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (32YRo)

Wait, what?

You want me to look at Antifa instead of the horde?

But I like the horde!

Posted by: Bob, NSA... at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (NgKpN)

51 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.
Posted by: Jmel



Bout time.

Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (Qf83p)

52 31 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.


KABOOM, and I don't mean the cereal.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (oVJmc)

53 43
37 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.



SanFranNan won't be happy

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:29 PM (Zmnko)
My President. Finally.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (D3cJf)

54 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.

Posted by: Jmel at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (OeWgo)

Maybe he can do something about Chicago. God knows Leftfoot and Jabba won't. The peaceful protestors are out again. Looting going on at 900 N. Michigan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (U7hxL)

55 I fell in love with the NASA administrator when he was interviewed after the launch. He is unapologetically American and it was a beautiful thing.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (UNyae)

56 This space mission lacks diversity.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



Oddly refreshing.

Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (Qf83p)

57 Are we still counting to 100?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (7Fj9P)

58 With all this unrest, does anybody remember Bernie Sanders saying his supporters were going to burn it down?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (D3cJf)

59 Been looking at articles/Twitter posrs on mayhem, does look like the Mayors have abdicated their responsibility.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (ZCEU2)

60 44 How many Antifa would you have to duct tape to the nose in order to create an effective re-entry heat shield?

Don't know, but that is an experiment that needs to be run until we have the exact count. We can make it double blind by strapping journalists to other rockets randomly.
Posted by: An
Observation at May 31, 2020 12:29 PM (+u6Jp)

We'll need a third control group: dem congress-critters. You can never be too thorough.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (8/7u2)

61 Not to recognize the fool, but SpaceX is privately funded.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (r+sAi)

62 55 I fell in love with the NASA administrator when he was interviewed after the launch. He is unapologetically American and it was a beautiful thing.

And Trump gave a great speech... Which the media for the most part didn't cover

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM (Zmnko)

63 News won't cover SpaceX because it makes Trump look good.

This clearly something where leadership and the priorities they set matters.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM (ZfRYq)

64 are they out yet ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:28 PM (zr5Kq)

Dragon 9 crew: "Engaged ISS, transferring load."
ISS: "Copy Dragon 9, accepting load transfer"
Dragon 9 crew: "Load transfer complete. Lighting tubular nicotine transfer devise, on my mark."
ISS: "Copy Dragon crew 9....what are you thinking?"
Dragon Crew 9: "prefer not to talk now."

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM (32YRo)

65 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.
Posted by: Javems at May 31, 2020 12:27 PM (ofIwF)


To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's awfully fond of lapping up government cash. But then, name any other similarly large corporation that isn't doing so, one way or another.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM (hku12)

66 Coool, does that mean he can disappear the mofos with extreme prejudice?

You know how easy it is to infiltrate groups dressed in black wearing black masks? Yeah, pretty easy.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (SwCv8)

67 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.


So the SOF guys going to start doing some counterinsurgency ops at home, or limited to just the Guard SOF types (there used to be some).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (1g7ch)

68 SpaceX is both federally and privately funded. NASA grants almost half the cost.

A few people at NASA I know aren't too keen on SpaceX and think the space game shouldn't be commercialized.

But that's just ego, I think.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (+b1ew)

69 4

Should we be calling the rioters, rioters?

Oh, and Go SpaceX!

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 12:19 PM

I vote we start calling them reavers.

Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers... last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (Do5/p)

70 SpaceX is partially privately funded. Drago Crew is part of a $2.6B contract with NASA.

But, Boeing SLS and Orion are under 4.2B contract with NASA. And it has yet to leave the ground.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (ZfRYq)

71 46
Someone showed a side by side comparison of the Space Shuttle's cockpit
and The Dragon's. I get it those astronauts were pretty much just
payload, but it was still

amazing.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (7Fj9P)

Touch screens are pretty cool.

Tons of room - no more 'tuna-can' cramped spaces.

Able to move about with liberty.

Verdict - sign me up!

Posted by: Pinochet Air Lines Flt. Attendant at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (q9+CU)

72 10-15 mns they they say till hatch is open

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (zr5Kq)

73 But that's just ego, I think.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (+b1ew)

Ego and socialism ... but mostly socialism.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (AHq56)

74 You knew this was coming.

An exceptional country, populated by an extraordinary people.

We have a way, even in times like this, of demonstrating just that.
Posted by: irongrampa


The timing is pretty ironic.

Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (Qf83p)

75 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (arxmH)

76 Mayors have abdicated their responsibility

A sense of responsibility is a foreign construct to those miscreants.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (EgshT)

77 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (sE4sa)

78 News won't cover SpaceX because it makes Trump look good.

Again, they do not like the space program in any way. Its good copy, but not as good as riots, and it encourages people to look outside themselves and think of greater things, not tranny bathrooms and intersectionality. It unites rather than divides. It uplifts and encourages rather than upsets and angers.

To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's awfully fond of lapping up government cash.

Well, and he's a weird stoner who almost seems deliberately trying to crash his own company at times.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (KZzsI)

79 "Godspeed, Bob and Doug"?? What, the MacKenzie Brothers have gone to space? Take off, eh? Yeah, they took off REAL good!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (F9m5/)

80 What happened?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (Zmnko)

81 ISS: "Copy Dragon crew 9....what are you thinking?"
Dragon Crew 9: "prefer not to talk now."
Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM (32YRo)


Hey now !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (zr5Kq)

82 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (sE4sa)

Good. LOL, that is going to make heads explode

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (85Gof)

83 I know there is a lot of disdain for Elon Musk around here, but he's a pretty amazing guy.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (NEkjB)

84 To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's
awfully fond of lapping up government cash. But then, name any other
similarly large corporation that isn't doing so, one way or another.



Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM

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He literally invented/built stuff for the specific purpose of getting Federal and State $$$$.

He is a grifter IMO, but he does some good things with our money.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (JUOKG)

85 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

Insom, may you be Blessed with Peace and Strength for this awful time ...

This too, shall pass ...

Posted by: Adriane the Post Tea Party Little Incident Critic ... at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (LPnfS)

86 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (sE4sa)


Now wipe them off the face of the earth along with who is running them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (U7hxL)

87 You know how easy it is to infiltrate groups dressed in black wearing black masks? Yeah, pretty easy.
==============
They advise their members to carry black umbrellas. You know, b/c they defeat surveillance drones. Maybe they borrowed this from Hong Kong protectors.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (7Fj9P)

88 We have a way, even in times like this, of demonstrating just that.
Posted by: irongrampa

The timing is pretty ironic.
Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:34 PM (Qf83p)
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As Breitbart said in that CPAC speech, "There are two paths. One is America, and the other is Occupy."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

89 To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's awfully fond of lapping up government cash.

At least he DELIVERS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (85Gof)

90 Not to recognize the fool, but SpaceX is privately funded.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (r+sAi)



It is heavily subsidized. Remember Tang? Developed for the original space program. Yup. They drink Tang in the Dragon.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (1g7ch)

91 The timing is pretty ironic.

That's what I was thinking while watching. Must really suck to be a part of the program and have to compete with anarchy.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (EgshT)

92 59 Been looking at articles/Twitter posrs on mayhem, does look like the Mayors have abdicated their responsibility.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 12:31 PM (ZCEU2)

It's a hope that people will blame Trump for not doing the mayor's jobs. If you can't keep order in your own city, what exactly is the point of your job?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (qAR6u)

93 Elon Musk, a successful African American.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (O4WbJ)

94 https://bit.ly/2ZV8CPg
*******
Bob & Doug McKenzie with Geddy Lee - Take Off - YouTube

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (sE4sa)

95 can someone enlighten me, please, I saw the usual "all pigs must die" spray painted everywhere. but what is this "fvck 12 " about ? any idea ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (zr5Kq)

96 He is a grifter IMO, but he does some good things with our money.

And I think that's the finest thing you can say about him. He's actually putting real, useful product on the earth, he is producing. Unlike, say, GM.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

97 so biden's campaign is paying the bail for rioters? Oh that should make a great commercial.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (85Gof)

98 It is heavily subsidized. Remember Tang? Developed for the original space program. Yup. They drink Tang in the Dragon.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (1g7ch)

Small price to pay.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (AHq56)

99 Rioter beat up guy in Salt Lake who was armed with a bow and arrow.
Rioters beat up man in California guarding his business armed with a sword.

AOS guide says do not bring mideval weapons to a riot, bring a gun with large capacity magazines

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (arxmH)

100 He literally invented/built stuff for the specific purpose of getting Federal and State $$$$.

He is a grifter IMO, but he does some good things with our money.
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And, we are no longer dependent on Ivan to get us into space. They were charging us $300 million/seat.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (7Fj9P)

101 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.


Time to scrub those timelines, [D]'s!

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:39 PM (4EIFd)

102 It is heavily subsidized. Remember Tang? Developed for the original space program.

In his memoir, Buzz Aldrin said that he didn't remember ever having come in contact with Tang. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 31, 2020 12:39 PM (EgshT)

103 looks like hatch open !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:39 PM (zr5Kq)

104 AOS guide says do not bring mideval weapons to a riot, bring a gun with large capacity magazines
Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (arxmH)

He should have used a Longbow, natch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:39 PM (+b1ew)

105 SpaceX itself is privately funded, they contract their rockets and transport, which is cheaper than NASA can do itself. So its actually a taxpayer saver, assuming you don't think the space program is a waste itself. And why would anybody since at this moment we are using the internet.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:39 PM (r+sAi)

106 Hatches are opening; last hatch in about 20 minutes.

1:15 p.m. - welcome ceremony

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

107 that was hatch one. there is another one. another 20 mns....

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:40 PM (zr5Kq)

108 Minneapolis confiscate people s AR15 if they are seen walking around with one.

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:40 PM (arxmH)

109 who cares about riots when we have docking

Posted by: COCK at May 31, 2020 12:40 PM (JgrP5)

110 bring a gun with large standard capacity magazines

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:38 PM (arxmH)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 31, 2020 12:40 PM (dLLD6)

111 Well they're on board, I hope the crew the got there last month cleaned the place up a little for them.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (Mr80f)

112 but what is this "fvck 12 " about ? any idea ?

12 is street short hand for cops, like 5-0 used to be. Its a police code, I can't remember which law.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

113 Reza Aslan sez that was a MAGA riot. That is some weapons-grade lying on purpose. Not sure who he really is though. And PF'n stupid.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (RuIsu)

114 109 who cares about riots when we have docking

So Trump sending Americans to meet up with the Russkies in space! Where's Schiff!

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (Zmnko)

115 Riot in Fargo last night

Me thinks something else is afoot

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (arxmH)

116 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization. 

...


About fuggin time.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (SJDa9)

117 I bet those wrenches were even more expensive than Snap-On's.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (SwCv8)

118 but what is this "fvck 12 " about ? any idea ?
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:37 PM (zr5Kq)


Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (1g7ch)

119 I am watching c-span for the docking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (85Gof)

120 AOS guide says do not bring mideval weapons to a riot, bring a gun with large capacity magazines

A blade is always good to have with you, even if you have guns. It never runs out of ammo and can even be more intimidating. Just takes more training to use well. Like that guy with a sword yesterday: he didn't have training, only a weapon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (KZzsI)

121 I see the bint that tossed the molotov into the NY police vehicle caught 4 attempted murder charges....good!

Posted by: BignJames at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (X/Pw5)

122 Yes,
my bad, standard capacity mags

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (arxmH)

123
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump


The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.



Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (sE4sa)


Now wipe them off the face of the earth along with who is running them


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 12:36 PM (U7hxL)

Exactly, if he can't do that then labeling them is just giving them a worthless title.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (9Om/r)

124 The lawn mower wars, they have begun. My neighbors have all answered the call at once.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (EgshT)

125 FINALLY!!!!

@realDonaldTrump
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (QMly8)

126 Wrenches or wenches?

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (RuIsu)

127 115 Riot in Fargo last night

I live in NorCal in a city of about 170 thousand and we had them....This is a non-violent wussie city of soi boys with a non-existent Black population...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (Zmnko)

128 If they were on a space station in orbit around the Sun they would loot it and set it on fire.

Oh wait....

Posted by: torabora at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (0dRew)

129 is cnn or msnbc even acknowledging space

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (85Gof)

130 Reza Aslan sez that was a MAGA riot. That is some
weapons-grade lying on purpose. Not sure who he really is though. And
PF'n stupid.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:41 PM (RuIsu)


Juicy Smollet: I can verify that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (U7hxL)

131 Urban dictionary -

Fvck 12

I want to have sex with a police narcotics dog.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (1g7ch)

132
Good. LOL, that is going to make heads explode



Read the Twitter feed. Lefty tears and tantrums.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (oVJmc)

133 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.
Posted by: Jmel


Nah. Shit status gets real when he declares open season - shoot on site. No bag limits. No restrictions on methods.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (4RRDi)

134 You know how easy it is to infiltrate groups dressed in black wearing black masks? Yeah, pretty easy.

Here we have Spy Antifa walking slowly down the street. Let's see if the natives accept him ...

Posted by: BBC Nature Commentator Speaking in Hushed Tones at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (LPnfS)

135 So, just what does being named a Terrorist org do?

1. A single Judge can sign warrants for multiple jurisdictions. ie, a Judge in DC can sign warrants that can be served anywhere, not just in his District.

2. Asset forfeiture WITHOUT a trial. Puts anything they have including bank accounts, under the Civil Asset forfeiture laws where you must sue to get it back.

3. Freezes Assets.

4. Can restrict travel of known members.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (NgKpN)

136 Andy Ngo published the mugshots and info on antifa arrested in Portland last night. There are a few really skeevy looking white guys but its a rainbow assortment of not-right wingers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

137 Nice!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (bDqIh)

138 119 I am watching c-span for the docking
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (85Gof)

I'm watching xhamster

where's the poppers ??

Posted by: COCK at May 31, 2020 12:45 PM (JgrP5)

139 RICO antifa.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 12:45 PM (SJDa9)

140 Instapundit has an article that over half the rioters are white.

If so this looks more like an anti Trump event that is organized some how

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:45 PM (arxmH)

141 Well, and he's a weird stoner who almost seems deliberately trying to crash his own company at times.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (KZzsI)


And yet there it is. Completely dominates EV industry. Highest valued auto company in the world (current share price is $835 and a market cap of over $150B. By way of comparison, you can get a share of Ford for under $6 and a market cap of $22B. ).

NASA astronauts rode in Tesla X's to another Musk product that took them to space while landing the first stage on a tail of fire the way that God and Robert A. Heinlein intended.

If he is deliberately trying to crash his company, he's doing a shitty job of it.

Posted by: blaster at May 31, 2020 12:45 PM (ZfRYq)

142 What about those who fund them such as Soros?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (bDqIh)

143 Exactly, if he can't do that then labeling them is just giving them a worthless title.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (9Om/r)

He's inviting the dems to defend them.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (AHq56)

144 78

News won't cover SpaceX because it makes Trump look good.

Again, they do not like the space program in any way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM

Of course they don't. It has only contributed to numerous things we use in our every day life that we all take for granted.

Hell, where do all the people with their heads buried in their cell phones think their ability to use a cell phone comes from... the space program putting satellites in space.

Ironically, one could say the space program is partially responsible for the riots, as they don't happen if we don't have the ability to record and post video with our cell phones thanks to the satellites currently in space and the technology developed in the space program.

Inventions we use every day that were actually created for space exploration

https://bit.ly/2ZOGHAm

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (Do5/p)

145 Dox their leaders.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (SJDa9)

146 GM was also federally bailed out. Microsoft and Google were given monopolies. Berkshire-Hathaway was given Bank of America. Farmers are subsidized. Sugar is subsidized. Are they not considered private?

For what its worth, I don't think there should be any subsidies for anybody, but if there is a space program and we all enjoy the benefits of GPS and satellites, is it better to have SpaceX? I say yes.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (r+sAi)

147 > To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's awfully fond of lapping up government cash.

Yeah, he's not exactly the first aerospace contractor who's been fond of that.
Like Steve Jobs, he's got quite an ego on him. Also like Steve Jobs, he makes stuff that works.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (hKLpI)

148 The lawn mower wars, they have begun. My neighbors have all answered the call at once.

......

I once considered mowing to be a punishment, as a kid with a large yard and a taskmaster father.

I now consider it to be a pleasure.

I look forward to mowing the church property every two weeks with a push mower.

It is, in many ways, preferable to sexual relations or a particularly relieving bowel movement.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (QW9VZ)

149 Reza Aslan sez that was a MAGA riot. That is some
weapons-grade lying on purpose. Not sure who he really is though.


All I know about him is that he says really outrageous, idiotic, insane crap every time I see anything he says. Stuff like "the sky is made of Russian Colluded Polonium pellets, who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes???"

Every time its something just so out there and leftist even other leftists roll their eyes, but sadly enough believe him to have a career and an impact.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

150 Where have you seen a Trump tweet designating Antifa a terrorist organization?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM (NZbXf)

151 Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart's Army! @drawandstrike
57s
This means all FEDERAL, MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE powers of the United Stares government may now be brought full to bear on these goons.

Happy hunting, guys!

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM (sE4sa)

152 > we all enjoy the benefits of GPS and satellites, is it better to have SpaceX? I say yes.
Compared to what we were doing before (i.e., sending millions of dollars to Putin)?
Definitely.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM (hKLpI)

153 Clyde Shelton how is your brother ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM (zr5Kq)

154 To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's
awfully fond of lapping up government cash. But then, name any other
similarly large corporation that isn't doing so, one way or another.



Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:32 PM

---

He literally invented/built stuff for the specific purpose of getting Federal and State $$$$.

He is a grifter IMO, but he does some good things with our money.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 31, 2020 12:35 PM (JUOKG)


Either he's a grifter, or he's providing a service. It can't be both.

Incidentally, the top video says it costs the U.S. $86 million to the Russians to send an astronaut to the space station. It will cost $55 million for Space-X to do so.

Funny how the Russians are going to be the losers here.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (hku12)

155 AOS guide says do not bring mideval weapons to a riot, bring a gun with large capacity magazines

A blade is always good to have with you, even if you have guns. It never runs out of ammo and can even be more intimidating. Just takes more training to use well. Like that guy with a sword yesterday: he didn't have training, only a weapon.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (KZzsI)


If you have a lot of friends polearms arms are very effective. but takes a lot of training.

If you have few friends staying a block away and center of mass works best.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (1g7ch)

156 143 Exactly, if he can't do that then labeling them is just giving them a worthless title.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 31, 2020 12:43 PM (9Om/r)

He's inviting the dems to defend them.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (AHq56)

Nope, it opens a whole bunch of tools to the Feds, mostly having to do with Money, and travel.

They can now seize the assets of Antifa, and freeze the assets of supporters.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (NgKpN)

157 https://bit.ly/2Xj1QAX

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (sE4sa)

158 I once considered mowing to be a punishment, as a kid with a large yard and a taskmaster father.

I was started on mowing the lawn when I was about 8. The fucking lawnmower was taller than I was...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

159 Nah. Shit status gets real when he declares open season - shoot on site. No bag limits. No restrictions on methods.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (4RRDi)

This is a case where spelling is important. The correct "sight" brings almost entirely the opposite meaning and is much more likely what you intended.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (AHq56)

160 > Where have you seen a Trump tweet designating Antifa a terrorist organization?


https://tinyurl.com/antifaterror


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (hKLpI)

161 Instapundit has an article that over half the rioters are white

I'd say "where?" because that hasn't been true in many images and films, its only true in places like Portland. So far it looks a lot like the riots consist generally of the demographics on the area.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

162 John Brennan: looting, burning, and killing are OK; Truck's tweets are not.

John O. Brennan@JohnBrennan
National outrage about racial discrimination, hateful bigotry, and injustice of unequal opportunity is necessary for real change. Divisive rhetoric must be voted out of office. We need a president who works to heal the nation, not further divide us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (+y/Ru)

163 159 Nah. Shit status gets real when he declares open season - shoot on site. No bag limits. No restrictions on methods.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (4RRDi)

This is a case where spelling is important. The correct "sight" brings almost entirely the opposite meaning and is much more likely what you intended.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (AHq56)

In this case, both on site and on sight work.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

164 Here is the crew currently on the ISS:

https://tinyurl.com/y9c2j4l4

Cassidy
Ivanishin
Vagner

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

165 ''Funny how the Russians are going to be the losers here.''

Russia, Russia, Russia. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (gLRfa)

166 I heard them say 1:15 eastern for opening hatch and entering space station.
What does designating Antifa a terrorist entity do? Will it change arrests, incarcerations, fines.....what?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (QzF6i)

167 Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:43

Here in our little burg of 153k there was a "vigil" with "a reported 560" showing up.

No idea how they came up with that number.

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (UPF6H)

168 Cosmonats !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (zr5Kq)

169 I have to say Dragon is a very sleek, pretty spacecraft.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (gLRfa)

170 If it 'twas a rainy day, I would look up Rezawhatsit, as it stands, I may get around to it later.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (RuIsu)

171 155 AOS guide says do not bring mideval weapons to a riot, bring a gun with large capacity magazines

A blade is always good to have with you, even if you have guns. It never runs out of ammo and can even be more intimidating. Just takes more training to use well. Like that guy with a sword yesterday: he didn't have training, only a weapon.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM (KZzsI)


If you have a lot of friends polearms arms are very effective. but takes a lot of training.

If you have few friends staying a block away and center of mass works best.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (1g7ch)

My sword group used to have a 'game' where we trained for this. We called it zombie.

You have your saber, and an airsoft pistol.

Zombies have a dagger.

How many zombies can you kill.

My best was 10.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (NgKpN)

172 I was started on mowing the lawn when I was about 8. The fucking lawnmower was taller than I was...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

.....

It built character, which you have in abundance.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (QW9VZ)

173 Cosmonauts ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (zr5Kq)

174 Pressurized mating adapter is open!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

175 Musk didn't invent quadraphonic stereo, did he ??

Posted by: REDACTED at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (JgrP5)

176
How can we spend money on space when there are so many problems here on Earth?

/60s lib

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2020 12:51 PM (mht8P)

177 The lawn mower wars, they have begun. My neighbors have all answered the call at once. <<<<<<

I know, right? I will have to join the riot today. I have a neighbor who is a dufus who doesn't understand why his mower surges. I want to tell him to clean his carburetor, but then he would ask me how to do it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:51 PM (r+sAi)

178 Maybe we can make a pact with the ruskies and together blow the chicoms off the face of the earth...I think I saw a movie about that once

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:51 PM (85Gof)

179 Andy Ngo published the mugshots and info on antifa arrested in Portland last night. There are a few really skeevy looking white guys but its a rainbow assortment of not-right wingers.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:44 PM (KZzsI)


Skeevy white guy with face tats... I could accept that he was a NAZI!!!1! But the rest? Look like your average stone throwing flatscreen snatchers.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:51 PM (1g7ch)

180 The russian looks board or he is taking a crap?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (85Gof)

181 Either he's a grifter, or he's providing a service. It can't be both.

Sure it can. You can build a circus and entertain people while being a con man that takes their money. You can provide a service of palm reading while ripping people off. What makes for a good grift is that people find it useful and attractive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (KZzsI)

182 Only 560? They counted them, 5,600 ? Then its a guess

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (ZCEU2)

183 >>If so this looks more like an anti Trump event that is organized some how


Happening in DEMOCRAT run cities, where city/state leaders are Antifa-friendly if not Antifa members (see MN AG Keith Ellison).

Looks like MN governor's *daughter* was getting the message out to rioters that the National Guard could not get in place in time to stop the night's festivities. Just like (former DNC chairman) VA Sen. Kane's son, who has previously been prosecuted for Antifa activities Is she one of those "white supremacists" her dad and the mayor were whining about?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (bDqIh)

184 Musk invented a cool vacuum cleaner cleaner that only sucks up Federal grants and subsidies funds

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (arxmH)

185 153

Clyde Shelton how is your brother ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:47 PM

Still alive. Thanks for asking, runner.

But he's on duty today. Will not get to talk to him until after his shift is over. Whenever that is. He told me last night he is expecting 12-hr shifts for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (Do5/p)

186 Instapundit has an article that over half the rioters are white



BS. maybe some demonstrators, majority of looters and rioters were not white.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (zr5Kq)

187 Instapundit has an article that over half the rioters are white.

If so this looks more like an anti Trump event that is organized some how
Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 12:45 PM (arxmH)


Any breakdown on looters?
Or would that not be PC?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (1g7ch)

188 To me the only legit criticism of Musk is that he's awfully fond of lapping up government cash.
-------------------
Yeah, he's not exactly the first aerospace contractor who's been fond of that.
Like Steve Jobs, he's got quite an ego on him. Also like Steve Jobs, he makes stuff that works.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 31, 2020 12:46 PM (hKLpI)


Ironically enough, ego or not, Musk is rather down to Earth.

It's probably true that most people who are old enough have a fond memory of companies like Grumman and McDonnell-Douglas. Everyone knows they did what they did out of the goodness of their hearts, and sweet sweet government cash.

But mostly government cash.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (hku12)

189 Fantastic coverage of the space docking... And fuck Brennen

Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (Zmnko)

190 Carpe Donkum having fun setting this to music
soiboi friendly fire

https://twitter.com/CarpeDonktum/status/
1266963726160322560

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (QMly8)

191 Dear Mr. Musk: Next time, send up a nice, medium sized cowbell. Signed, Chris Walken.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (RuIsu)

192 Pressurized mating adapter is open!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (Dc2NZ)


https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=c4tPQYNpW9k

: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (LPnfS)

193 It's probably true that most people who are old enough have a fond memory of companies like Grumman and McDonnell-Douglas. Everyone knows they did what they did out of the goodness of their hearts, and sweet sweet government cash.

But mostly government cash.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (hku12)

Maybe, but neither did they hate America

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (85Gof)

194 We need a president who works to heal the nation, not further divide us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (+y/Ru)

Translation: "I need a President that isn't going to divide my time between the prison yard and the prison laundry facility."

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (32YRo)

195 Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

·

18m

The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (SJDa9)

196 John Brennan: looting, burning, and killing are OK; Truck's tweets are not.

John O. Brennan@JohnBrennan
National outrage about racial discrimination, hateful bigotry, and injustice of unequal opportunity is necessary for real change. Divisive rhetoric must be voted out of office. We need a president who works to heal the nation, not further divide us.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



When's he going to jail?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (4RRDi)

197 '' I was started on mowing the lawn when I was about 8. The fucking lawnmower was taller than I was..''

My dad liked to mow the grass. We always had the greenest prettiest lawn wherever we lived. My sisters and I had the job of picking up the doggie waste before daddy started mowing. Woe to us if we missed something and he stepped in it. Mom would always give us a heads up though so appropriate apologies could be ready.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (gLRfa)

198

Don't give a rip. My country did something momentous, and being American, did it better.

We are back, after an 8 year hiatus. Not only that, but antifa had best run scared. This is one bad ass country to be enemies with. Just ask Germany and especially Japan.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (KATBx)

199 In this case, both on site and on sight work.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:49 PM (NWiLs)

The former is more restrictive, the latter much less so.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (AHq56)

200 Fantastic coverage of the space docking... And fuck Brennen
Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (Zmnko)

Working on it

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (85Gof)

201 But he's on duty today. Will not get to talk to him until after his shift is over. Whenever that is. He told me last night he is expecting 12-hr shifts for the foreseeable future.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 31, 2020 12:52 PM (Do5/p)

Good. It looked like absolute anarchy, total mess. I have a friend of a friend who has several family members who work for the same outfit. I think one was a marine in past life. I'll be checkin in with them later.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (zr5Kq)

202
Yeah, no one has explained how the Canadians have hijacked our spaceship.
-----------------------

Or how they'll get out the stench of back bacon and Moulson's.

Posted by: Gooshy at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (aEYyx)

203 America

Fk Yeah!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (0ReGO)

204 Do you really think that the FIB is actually capable of prosecuting a domestic terrorist organization and gaining convictions?

Hahahaha

That's just another part of government the JEF infected. All their good for is bringing fake charges against the halfrican's opponents .. charges that will be found to specious and wholly without merit.

Billions of tax dollars for thousands of people to go to meetings learning about non-existent dangers from right wing organizations. Might as well give the FIB to the SPLC.

Xi and Putin and the mullahs couldn't be more pleased.

Posted by: torabora at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (0dRew)

205 Where have you seen a Trump tweet designating Antifa a terrorist organization?

Umm, from Trump's Twitter account?

https://bit.ly/2ZVabg6

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (oBAbT)

206 When's he going to jail?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (4RRDi)

#twoweeks

Posted by: REDACTED at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (JgrP5)

207 Reza Aslan

Is he lyin' or is he a lion?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (Uu+Jp)

208
Incidentally, the top video says it costs the U.S. $86 million to the Russians to send an astronaut to the space station. It will cost $55 million for Space-X to do so.

Get a Chinese rocket at Walmart.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (aKsyK)

209 Don't give a rip. My country did something momentous, and being American, did it better.

We are back, after an 8 year hiatus. Not only that, but antifa had best run scared.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 31, 2020 12:55 PM (KATBx)

I'm with yooos!

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (85Gof)

210 It's gratifying to see an American launch. Yes, that is patriotic and nationalistic and jingoistic and probably racist and sexist and age-ist and whatever pejoratives we have become inured to...


Damned Skippy! It was awesome!!!

To think just three months ago the President stood before the Nation and the 535 shitheads in Congress and the Senate. The economy was roaring. Unemployment was nearly gone. Record employment in all sectors of our society. Record travel. Record opportunity. Record income growth. America was proving yet again that when we turn loose we can accomplish anything.
Then he turns and is custom gives a copy of the speech to the Speaker and that bitch tore it up.
And now this.
In just three months.
Well EFF 'EM!
Pay attention Libs...you ain't seen anything yet.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (axyOa)

211 Uncle Hugo's was burnt to a crisp last night. I can't even say how horribly pissed I am right now. A bookstore. The asshole savages burnt a bookstore. I think I may have visited Uncle Hugo's about forty years ago when a friend and I trucked up to MinneCon. I know we went to a couple of bookstoes. Sadly, I haven't been back there since then. I am just furious.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (yt+on)

212 >>This means all FEDERAL, MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE powers of the United Stares government may now be brought full to bear on these goons.


That's great, but have you seen all the former CIA people like Asha Rangappa spreading stories that this is all false flag white nationalist chaos?

I'm not sure I trust the CIA and FBI to not turn this into another coup attempt targeting conservatives.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (bDqIh)

213 Looks pretty clean on the ISS....wonder who their maid is?

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (85Gof)

214 Indulge me a sec:

I was personally very excited to see the launch, though i had to see it after the fact. I told my kids the importance of having the USA send astronauts into space instead of hitching rides on old soviet rockets. I got their attention for about 10 seconds before they went back to their minecraft game.
I then showed them clips of the Space Shuttle launches and the Saturn 5. That got them a little more excited. Finally my young son says, "It'd be cool to be an astronaut!"
It's little moments like these that give me hope, because everything online is vying for my kids' limited attention span.

It made me remember when my dad had me watch the first shuttle launch with him back when Columbia took flight in the early 80s. Wanted to be an astronaut from that point forward.
Of course, that didn't happen, but if NASA wants a 43 year old dude who can shoot really well and has a minor dad bod, I'm all in.
And if not me, maybe my kid one day?
Anyway, long tangent. Glad we made sent guys back up into the next frontier.

Posted by: secret squirrel, author of Three LTs of Joint Base Lear MacBeth, available on Amazon at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (xyImL)

215 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (LPnfS)

I need to watch that again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

216 Brennan's running for President.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (RuIsu)

217 Incidentally, the top video says it costs the U.S. $86 million to the Russians to send an astronaut to the space station. It will cost $55 million for Space-X to do so.

Get a Chinese rocket at Walmart.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


I'm done with anything Chinese for a while.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (4RRDi)

218 Whatever action Barr can take against antifa has to be done without the corrupt FIB.

Posted by: torabora at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (0dRew)

219 200 Fantastic coverage of the space docking... And fuck Brennen
Posted by: It's me donna at May 31, 2020 12:53 PM (Zmnko)

I've got the piece if you got the grease

Posted by: Don Lemon at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (JgrP5)

220 So the Chicago Democrat Socialists of America have denounced Chicago Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Dept. for their handling of the "protests".

Pretty sure none of the socialist assholes were listening the chaos of the "protests" on the police scanner last night...

https://bit.ly/2XELtxq

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (Do5/p)

221 172 I was started on mowing the lawn when I was about 8. The fucking lawnmower was taller than I was...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (NWiLs)

.....

It built character, which you have in abundance.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 31, 2020 12:50 PM (QW9VZ)

Heh. Well, correlation does not equate to causation, but perhaps it is true. Character...yeah I'm a character I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

222 They can now seize the assets of Antifa, and freeze the assets of supporters.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 12:48 PM (NgKpN)


Is it retroactive?

Does Antifa have ten days to submit a name change to get a free do-over?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (1g7ch)

223 Incidentally, the top video says it costs the U.S. $86 million to the Russians to send an astronaut to the space station. It will cost $55 million for Space-X to do so.

Get a Chinese rocket at Walmart.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.




Ahem!!!

Posted by: Estes Industries Model Rockets at May 31, 2020 12:58 PM (axyOa)

224 At least Musk is doing something bold and imaginative with his billions. It's not what I would do, mind you, but it's way outside the box for today's ruling class.
The other richie-riches are pathetic followers of the Zeitgeist.

Also, leaving aside fleecing the taxpayers, Musk doesn't seem to be political in the sense that he doesn't seek to control the lives of ordinary citizens.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (M/9m0)

225 60s-style radicalism is beginning again, and now as then it's the thrill.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (Eicbe)

226 YAY Space-X. Truly great to see american ingenuity unleashed in the space field.

I know its mean of me but I can't help but have a "Ha Ha" reaction to the rioters/PDs breaching their unwritten contract that thugs leave the rich areas of town untouched and only terrorize their poor neighbors in Chicago and greater LA. For years the D politicians in places like that turned a blind eye to crime in the 'bad neighborhoods', using it only as a threat to Michigan Drive et al neighborhoods to 'approve the tax increases to keep the shit contained to the south side, be a shame if something happened to your nice lifestyle'.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (T9Hmo)

227 ''Brennan's running for President.''

Brennan/Cuomo 2020. Two of the ugliest men on the planet. What a ticket that would make.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (gLRfa)

228 I will say that Tesla cars have always been a grift. Why the hell those got subsidized (global warming!) is a pure waste.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (r+sAi)

229 Moments. Away.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (zr5Kq)

230 I love that we're back in the space business. Never shoulda left it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (NZbXf)

231 Brennan's running for President.

Posted by: klaftern


So he can avoid being arrested if he's a presidential candidate?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 31, 2020 01:00 PM (axyOa)

232 Glad we made sent guys back up into the next frontier.
Posted by: secret squirrel, author of Three LTs of Joint Base Lear MacBeth, available on Amazon at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (xyImL)

Amen. Showing things like that to my kids was a huge joy to me. And the things I did with my Dad when I was little, I remember with fond memories. He was usually busy, so going to West Point with him or a Yankee game was a big thing

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:00 PM (85Gof)

233 Brennan's running for President.

Posted by: klaftern at May 31, 2020 12:57 PM (RuIsu)

Replacing Gus Hall?

Posted by: BignJames at May 31, 2020 01:00 PM (X/Pw5)

234 Go for hatch opening.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:00 PM (oVJmc)

235 224 At least Musk is doing something bold and imaginative with his billions. It's not what I would do, mind you, but it's way outside the box for today's ruling class.
The other richie-riches are pathetic followers of the Zeitgeist.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (M/9m0)

Spot on. Musk is at least advancing the US and our species forward. I would argue that Twitter and Facebook have retarded growth and critical thinking and put us on the edge of Idiocracy. Though a President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho would be fine with me.

Posted by: secret squirrel, author of Three LTs of Joint Base Lear MacBeth, available on Amazon at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (xyImL)

236 I will say that Tesla cars have always been a grift. Why the hell those got subsidized (global warming!) is a pure waste.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (r+sAi)

Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (85Gof)

237 So he can avoid being arrested if he's a presidential candidate?



Lulz. It's obvious.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (oVJmc)

238 Brennan/Cuomo 2020. Two of the ugliest men on the planet. What a ticket that would make.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (gLRfa)

Blockhead/Rockhead 2020

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (32YRo)

239 230 I love that we're back in the space business. Never shoulda left it.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (NZbXf)


Tang 2

Posted by: REDACTED at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (JgrP5)

240 @realDonaldTrump






18m



The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to
foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they
are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick
agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!





Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 12:54 PM (SJDa9)



Every story about the riots is one lie after another. Yeah, I know the MFM does that every day but to show the pictures of the destruction and still try to sell it as peaceful protests is a beyond a joke. Time to label the MFM as a terrorist organization

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (jcBKP)

241 Open the hatch, HAL...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:02 PM (GBHAb)

242 This whole docking procedure and hatch opening is being staged at a secret studio in Burbank, CA.

Posted by: DBCooper at May 31, 2020 01:02 PM (y1Mvi)

243 >>So he can avoid being arrested if he's a presidential candidate?

Didn't help creepy porn lawyer...

Posted by: Boswell at May 31, 2020 01:02 PM (32YRo)

244 Dems will absolutely back antifa.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 01:02 PM (SJDa9)

245 ''I will say that Tesla cars have always been a grift. Why the hell those got subsidized (global warming!) is a pure waste.''

I sure see a lot of them on the roads here in central OH. Amazing. I've taken to making myself a bet as to how many I see in the employee parking spaces at doctor's offices. Physicians seem to dig them.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:02 PM (gLRfa)

246 What is the estimated size of the rioters? They inflate the story and allow x amount of damage to be done for stupid optics.

Something more important is right around corner.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (9PtLS)

247 I just remember the violence on inauguration day, and how these 100+ arrestees were going to be prosecuted on federal charges, and almost all of them got off.

I won't be cheering about how they are NOW being seriously pursued until there are successful prosecutions, legitimate jail sentences, including the organizers/funders.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (bDqIh)

248
I will say that Tesla cars have always been a grift. Why the hell those got subsidized (global warming!) is a pure waste.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (r+sAi)



Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one


Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM

---
They sure forced me to pay taxes so they could give him the money though.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (JUOKG)

249 Time to label the MFM as a terrorist organization 

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (jcBKP)

A clear domestic threat.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (SJDa9)

250 ''This whole docking procedure and hatch opening is being staged at a secret studio in Burbank, CA.''

We'll know for sure when the rioters break in.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (gLRfa)

251 The Eagle has landed opened!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 31, 2020 01:03 PM (+y/Ru)

252 Something more important is right around corner.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020

Gay month starts tomorrow!

Posted by: LBGTQ at May 31, 2020 01:04 PM (SJDa9)

253 >>I love that we're back in the space business. Never shoulda left it.



Yes!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 01:04 PM (bDqIh)

254
Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one
Posted by: Barr
------

So far. But compulsory electric vehicles are on the table. Moreover, yes, we have all been forced to pay for them, via taxes. The same is true of solar installations, both by utility rates and taxes.

In both cases, it is a transfer of wealth from the have-nots, to the haves. Curiously, 'Liberals' feel good about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM (GBHAb)

255 Gay month starts tomorrow!

Posted by: LBGTQ at May 31, 2020 01:04 PM (SJDa9)

I'm going to Disney!

Posted by: BignJames at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM (X/Pw5)

256 Thing is? We've known Antifa was a problem for a few years now.

If the Intel folks and FBI do not have people inside those orgs? Just what the F do we pay them for.


I also find it enlightening that the media is not TALKING to the Rioters, to find out who they are and WHY they are doing this.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM (NgKpN)

257 That live feed is super. Wow. The hatches are open between Dragon and ISS.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:06 PM (4iHoC)

258 ''Gay month starts tomorrow! ''

Ha ha. Nobody in the building to help raise the rainbow flag out front. Sad.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:06 PM (gLRfa)

259 This ought to be a big ROI.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:06 PM (4iHoC)

260 No virus talk during ghey month, k?

Posted by: LBGTQ at May 31, 2020 01:06 PM (SJDa9)

261 Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 12:56 PM (oBAbT)

Im not on twitter and when I googelated it I got nothing but links to various articles supporting antifa as a legit movement. I guess the Germans are especially grumpy about it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2020 01:06 PM (NZbXf)

262 If you don't remind me that Elon Musk took federal money, I might go five minutes without being told.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (LxTcq)

263 I'm watching the astronauts prepping for a docking procedure. Seeing them use the touch screens and the layout of that cockpit is really cool. I was wondering what the computer speed/gizmos in the Dragon compared to the last version of the Shuttle is? Probably like punchcard machine vs. iphone.

Posted by: secret squirrel, author of Three LTs of Joint Base Lear MacBeth, available on Amazon at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (xyImL)

264 But really, the hardest hit in all this will be . . . the contact tracers! Can you imagine what work they have ahead of them with tracking down people who have been within 6 feet of each other in the last 5 days?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (bDqIh)

265 Something more important is right around corner.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020

Gay month starts tomorrow!
Posted by: LBGTQ

I have dick glitter but usually I use it to confuse missiles.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (9PtLS)

266 If the Intel folks and FBI do not have people inside those orgs? Just what the F do we pay them for.





I also find it enlightening that the media is not TALKING to the Rioters, to find out who they are and WHY they are doing this.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM (NgKpN)

The FBI work on being Deep State shitheads.
The MFM is coordinating and in bed with the rioters

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (jcBKP)

267
rennan's running for President.

Posted by: klaftern


So he can avoid being arrested if he's a presidential candidate?
Posted by: Diogenes

=========

That was half of Hillary's strategy in 2016.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (G51Gf)

268 on Fox news just now.

Commenter: President Trump just declared Antifa, the group HE SAYS is behind the riots, a Terrorist organization

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (NgKpN)

269 ''I'm watching the astronauts prepping for a docking procedure. Seeing them use the touch screens and the layout of that cockpit is really cool. I was wondering what the computer speed/gizmos in the Dragon compared to the last version of the Shuttle is? Probably like punchcard machine vs. iphone.''

Just like a video game. Clever marketing for USSF.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (gLRfa)

270 I think the most important part of designating Antifa as a terrorist group is that it allows the feds to go after their financiers. (cough George Soros cough).

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (+u6Jp)

271 If Trump DOJ does not go after the George Soros funding of these terrorist organizations, Antifa & BLM, this will be nothing but a sham.

George Soros is funding all these Progressive Communist insurrection organizations.

All of George Soros assets should be frozen. I know it won't happen but I can dream.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (FBrfY)

272 I will say that Tesla cars have always been a grift. Why the hell those got subsidized (global warming!) is a pure waste.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 12:59 PM (r+sAi)

Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one
Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM (85Gof)

How much money does G "Too Big to Fail" M get from the federal government?

How much does Ford get each year to sell vehicles to the government?

If we're going to use the word "grift" to describe companies that get government cash, then everyone is grifting.

I don't think there's anything Musk does to single himself out, other than being a recognizable personality, whereas the grifters in Ford, GM and so many other "American" companies are nameless and faceless.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (hku12)

273 Dallas guy who tried to defend his biz witha sword tweetung from hospital

https://twitter.com/HarrierMagnus/status/
1267038148514713606

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:09 PM (QMly8)

274 It's probably true that most people who are old enough have a fond memory of companies like Grumman and McDonnell-Douglas.

Even the most hardened small-government heart has space for government spending in time of war defending your country. Building bombers with federal funds to stop Nazis: OK. Building boutique overpriced trendy e-cars with federal funds: less so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:09 PM (KZzsI)

275 Willowed from last thread:
Interesting thought found on Twitter (I know, I know...) All the people
clamoring for Nat'l Guard to restore order: this is the optics "they" are looking for. They're just gagging for a Kent State 2.0 moment. And these Antifags know how to get it.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:09 PM (7Fj9P)

276 When you think about it, there's something intensely satisfying in being able to pull it off in the midst of the current chaos.

I'll bet the left was rooting for a failure, right up to the moment they opened the hatch. Shame to deprive them of that.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2020 01:09 PM (XxJt1)

277 Oh yes, including seizing all of the financier's money. (cough learn to code George).

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 01:09 PM (+u6Jp)

278 Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one


Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:01 PM

-

Ah, and there's the trickery. Manufacturers ARE forced at gunpoint to sell them.

"By the 2025 model year, automakers that sell vehicles in California will have to make 15.4 percent of them ZEV....
The "ZEV regions" are California, Connecticut, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Because they account for nearly a third of the nation's annual new-car sales, they are a force the auto industry cannot ignore...

The ZEV mandate was designed to work with federal fuel-efficiency rules so automakers wouldn't have conflicting regulations to deal with. The federal rules, called the National Plan..."


https://tinyurl.com/ybe5lqsn

And all at the barrel of a gun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Atlanta last had a Republican mayor in the 1870s at May 31, 2020 01:10 PM (RrgoP)

279 My company has given us the option to remain at home til the end of the year. I'm seriously thinking about it. Now that I'm working from home I've decided I like it.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:10 PM (gLRfa)

280 I was wondering what the computer speed/gizmos in the Dragon compared to the last version of the Shuttle is? Probably like punchcard machine vs. iphone.
Posted by: secret squirrel, author of Three LTs of Joint Base Lear MacBeth, available on Amazon at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (xyImL)
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Given that the electronics suite of the Shuttle was obsolescent by the time it was finally launched, more like Analytical Engine/iPhone.

Posted by: Ian Faith at May 31, 2020 01:11 PM (4o2K3)

281 Wrenches or wenches?

Both good for twisting nuts?

Posted by: Agitator at May 31, 2020 01:11 PM (y/e6R)

282 on Fox news just now.



Commenter: President Trump just declared Antifa, the group HE SAYS is behind the riots, a Terrorist organization



/facepalm



Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM

----

I witnessed something I thought I would never live to see on cnn this morning. They had a four person round table discussion about Trump taking on twitter and three of them actually agreed with Trump.

One said that twitter, facebook, et. al. have broken trust with the American people and need to either stop "fact checking" Trump or do it to everyone in the interest of fairness.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 31, 2020 01:11 PM (JUOKG)

283 Off manager sock!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 31, 2020 01:11 PM (4o2K3)

284 So, if Antifags are terrorists, can we ring up @jack (off) on aiding/abetting? He'd look pretty cute in orange w/stainless steel accessories.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (7Fj9P)

285 Im not on twitter and when I googelated it I got nothing but links to various articles supporting antifa as a legit movement.

I'm not on twitter, either. You just need
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump (or qmap.pub and hit the "Potus: On" button)

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (oBAbT)

286 Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one <<<<<<
Well, but we are paying part of the price for those that do.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (r+sAi)

287 that's it ! I wanna be an astronaut !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (zr5Kq)

288 268 on Fox news just now.

Commenter: President Trump just declared Antifa, the group HE SAYS is behind the riots, a Terrorist organization

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:08 PM (NgKpN)


FOX can spin. The designation is legal, now the investigators can pursue Antifa and its supporters and its facilitators.

Good first step Mr. President.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (4iHoC)

289 If you don't remind me that Elon Musk took federal money, I might go five minutes without being told.


With sufficient funding, we could extend that to ten.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (oVJmc)

290 Tesla was just one of those "green" future concepts to suck cash in and look like it was saving the planet.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (ZCEU2)

291 273 Dallas guy who tried to defend his biz witha sword tweetung from hospital
--------

They're dumping on him for using a sword (actually a machete) for defense. NOT dumping on the violent looters.

"property can be replaced. black lives can't. choose to fight the actual state oppression next time."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

292 Private space flight, my ass.

Only government could take two hours to open a door.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (oVJmc)

293 And all for 0.00% net energy savings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (MnfDz)

294 Typical Libtard Media Panic-Spreading -

UK Daily Mail has a story with a headline of:
"George Floyd riots spiral out of control: Chaos in 25 cities from New York to LA"

And there's a US map graphic showing flames in the location of those chaotic cities. Here are the captions for some of cities:

Salt Lake City - Protestors spray paint vulgarities on a police station

Chicago - Man commandeers a police horse and rides off on it

Seattle - 5 pm curfew put in place

Portland, OR - 8 pm curfew put in place


Jeebus. If you say chaos, give me real dogs and cats living together chaos, not actions of losers who were cut from the Antifa pro team.

Posted by: Gref at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (AMIL/)

295
"property can be replaced. black lives can't. choose to fight the actual state oppression next time."



Fuck you, burn your own shit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:14 PM (oVJmc)

296 Watching the space launch was awesome, not just the launch but the NASA peeps that were black talking us through it. One kept talking about how anything was possible when we learn to work together as fellow Americans. Really optimistic, Reaganish, American and in stark contrast to the riots. Which is why the media didn't show it.

Posted by: Two Weeks From China is Assho at May 31, 2020 01:14 PM (+dsLj)

297 If you don't remind me that Elon Musk took federal money, I might go five minutes without being told.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2020 01:07 PM (LxTcq)

Tesla was just one of those "green" future concepts to suck cash in and look like it was saving the planet.
Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (ZCEU2)

1:13 - 1:07 is six minutes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (LxTcq)

298 The Left is finding its true, natural state -- riots. They tried to play the highminded game and impeach Trump for collusion, etc., but of course it fell apart. All the while their feral hatred was spilling out their suited seams. Now the pretense is over.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (H8QX8)

299
"property can be replaced. black lives can't. choose to fight the actual state oppression next time."
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

It's awfully easy for people to say that when they don't have their livelihood on the line.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (Uu+Jp)

300 Whenever Trump says something in the future tense it never happens so don't get too excited. ANTIFA won't get designated a terror group and nothing will happen. President Kushner won't allow it.

Posted by: Corona-kun at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (A+VfD)

301

FOX can spin. The designation is legal, now the investigators can pursue Antifa and its supporters and its facilitators.



Just being a member would be illegal.

Giving them money or aid would be illegal.

Advocating or promoting them could be banned.

Expecially for kollidge perfessers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (oVJmc)

302 I also find it enlightening that the media is not TALKING to the Rioters, to find out who they are and WHY they are doing this.
Posted by: Romeo13


It is glaring, isn't it? A dead giveaway.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (ZS2+d)

303 Tesla was just one of those "green" future concepts to suck cash in and look like it was saving the planet.

Yeah he just was cleverer about fundraising and instead of focusing on a cheap little sedan went off on an extravagant sports car. And silly other things badged with that T. Plus, a better brand name than Leaf or whatever else.

Modern culture pretends it cares about the environment but its gadgets and tech that people worship. What matters most in your life is what your home is most themed around and decorated by. Kids? Music? Books? Gadgets? You can tell just by looking around.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (KZzsI)

304 I was just talking to my friend, and she was saying that white supremacists were infiltrating the protests and causing mayhem. I disabused her of that notion and introduced her to Antifa, which of course she didn't know about because the media sucks. This stuff has pantifa written all over it. It's their Mo.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (9hauA)

305 ''The Left is finding its true, natural state -- riots. They tried to play the highminded game and impeach Trump for collusion, etc., but of course it fell apart. All the while their feral hatred was spilling out their suited seams. Now the pretense is over.''

I think you're probably correct.

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (gLRfa)

306 12m
Just In: Secret Service says at least 60 of their officers and special agents sustained injuries as a result of this weekend's protest outside the White House.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (sE4sa)

307 Maybe, but this being America ( at least for the time being ) no one is forcing you to buy one

Well, but we are paying part of the price for those that do.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:12 PM (r+sAi)


Do you have a mortgage? Got kids?

I'm paying the price for you and yours.

Everyone's in on the grift.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (hku12)

308 We just landed on da moon eh? Wonder if dey got some good beers?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (h1jJh)

309 I thought trolls slept in until 1 at least.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 01:17 PM (+b1ew)

310


Chicago cops have just walled off parts of the city. Clark to Michigan (west to east) Congress to 900 North. I heard earlier that Cook and State police were supposed to be showing up as re-enforcements. Still no word from Jabba. Even the state of Illinois site is just corona crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:17 PM (jcBKP)

311 This is so cool. Interesting they are just wearing khakis and a polo shirt on the spaceship.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (9hauA)

312 Welp. The gas lighting is working at the store today one of them employees said skin heads were causing ruckus.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (IYHxL)

313 Getting ready for work, but the Philly media is saying there are more riots scheduled for today. Please keep the officers in your prayers today. We had more than a few of them injured last night.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (AFSld)

314 Watching the disco dragon bob around in zero g.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

315 "property can be replaced. black lives can't. choose to fight the actual state oppression next time."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


Have they heard of the south side of Chicago?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (jcBKP)

316 What's the story behind the floating dino?

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (UPF6H)

317 I also find it enlightening that the media is not TALKING to the Rioters, to find out who they are and WHY they are doing this.

Well its not exactly easy to approach, let alone interview a rioter. The story they should be digging into is "how many are from this area, how did they get here, and who is funding this?"

But like a lawyer who doesn't like to ask questions in court they do not already know the answer to... reporters don't like to ask questions to which they won't like the answer to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (KZzsI)

318 And open thread, because you are going to talk about the rioting anyway...

And there was much rejoicing amongst The Commentariat, for there was no need to wait to talk about me.

Posted by: Brussels Sprouts at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (jxnjf)

319 12m
Just In: Secret Service says at least 60 of their officers and special agents sustained injuries as a result of this weekend's protest outside the White House.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 01:16 PM (sE4sa)

60?!?!? Whoa.

Posted by: LASue at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

320 ''Just In: Secret Service says at least 60 of their officers and special agents sustained injuries as a result of this weekend's protest outside the White House.''

Is PDT back in the WH?

Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (gLRfa)

321 315 "property can be replaced. black lives can't. choose to fight the actual state oppression next time."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


Have they heard of the south side of Chicago?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (jcBKP)

Where ya don't mess around with Jim?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (NgKpN)

322 290 Tesla was just one of those "green" future concepts to suck cash in and look like it was saving the planet.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:13 PM (ZCEU2)


Tesla was the vehicle Musk used to test and develop small parts and systems to be used on the Dragon and Falcon 9.


i made that up

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (4iHoC)

323 Everyone's in on the grift. <<<<<
Some more than others. But that's my point, we shouldn't be and living itself would be much cheaper.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (r+sAi)

324 320 ''Just In: Secret Service says at least 60 of their officers and special agents sustained injuries as a result of this weekend's protest outside the White House.''

Is PDT back in the WH?
Posted by: Tuna at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (gLRfa)

Was there last night, did not hear he evac'd.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (NgKpN)

325 Listening to some radio talk show, trying to be fair to all sides. Well, apparently what everyone can agree on, or is supposed to, is black pool have been wronged and hurting, no efforts have ever been made to redress this, white people need to recognize their privilege and a discussion and dialogue is needed to pound these points home.

Same BS as usual, different crisis. This is all an attempt to deflect blame for the riots from the guilty parties. We'll be hearing more of this next few days. Screw that.

Posted by: Ripley at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (MxEKc)

326 the Philly media is saying there are more riots scheduled for today.

You don't schedule riots. They are an act of fury and passion, an emotional outburst like a tantrum. You schedule acts of domestic terrorism

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (KZzsI)

327 What's the story behind the floating dino?
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Their 0-G indicator.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (7Fj9P)

328 I also find it enlightening that the media is not TALKING to the Rioters, to find out who they are and WHY they are doing this.
Posted by: Romeo13

It is glaring, isn't it? A dead giveaway.
Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:15 PM (ZS2+d)

Anyone who still looks to the MSM for actual information today as opposed to the narrative/propaganda doesn't get it.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (9hauA)

329 What's the story behind the floating dino?

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM


The SpaceX capsule is named "Dragon". https://tinyurl.com/y7o9jveo

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (OMsf+)

330 51 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.
Posted by: Jmel


Bout time.
Posted by: eleven at May 31, 2020 12:30 PM (Qf83p)

_____________________________

Now, let's see which on the Left goes out and defends ANTIFA. Any democrat who does so actively will get a Scarlet Letter to the forehead. It's long overdue, but, also, a solid political move. They are indefensible and just the act forces the media to defend them...which can only be done by obfuscation. Unfortunately, there is that pesky alternative media. Interestingly, social media is currently under the microscope for their own "obfuscation."

Timing, my friends, is everything. Watch as the Left alienates themselves to the voting public while not quite grasping that is what they are doing.

Posted by: Orson at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (X8tZl)

331 316 What's the story behind the floating dino?
Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM (UPF6H)
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I dunno why, but he puts a toy in for each flight. Last time it was a plush Earth with hands and feet.

https://tinyurl.com/yc999cyc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

332 Revolutionary Left Radio
@RevLeftRadio
Everything else aside, *please take seriously the need to arm yourself and train with firearms*.

It doesn't have to be the most expensive or fancy. Just get a gun, get the comrades, and practice together.

This is proving how fast things can develop. Be as prepared as possible.

2:32 PM - 29 May 2020
366 Retweets 1,546 Likes

Revolutionary Left Radio
@RevLeftRadio
May 29
Once you learn, teach others. Teach your partner, your kids, your friends.

You don't need to be perfect. You don't need to have $5000 body armor. You don't need to know all the details/jargon of how guns work. You just need to know how to handle them safely and how to use them.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at May 31, 2020 01:20 PM (FBrfY)

333 Tesla was the vehicle Musk used to test and develop small parts and systems to be used on the Dragon and Falcon 9.

I would like that to be true, because being the company that ships things into orbit is a far, far better business model than selling sexy electric cars. The former has a huge future, the latter is just trendy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:21 PM (KZzsI)

334 "Protest" (riot) planned for noon today outside the Trump golf course in Palos Verdes Estates. Instructions to the thugs say to wear lose unidentifiable clothing, cover face and tattoos, put hair back, and don't film other "protestors" faces.

All just a day in the life of normal people exercising their first Amendment rights.
Maybe Patterico will join them.

Posted by: LASue at May 31, 2020 01:21 PM (Ed8Zd)

335 property can be replaced.

By manufacturing, yes. What's your point?

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:21 PM (BvZkh)

336 I wonder how many billions of miles of cars worth of emissions one space launch equals?

Anyone ever seen that data?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 31, 2020 01:21 PM (MnfDz)

337 Didn't the thing dock hours ago? They need to work on their door opening skillz.

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (4FPVQ)

338 Have they heard of the south side of Chicago?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:18 PM


* raises hand *

Posted by: Leroy Brown at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (jxnjf)

339 Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (aKsyK)

340 No one is talking about George Floyd anymore. Now we're talking about the rioting looting thugs.

Nice job, people.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (9hauA)

341 The motto for this mission is Latin for "Hurry Up And Wait."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (oVJmc)

342 Ha !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (zr5Kq)

343 Procedures complete, boarding to begin.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (4iHoC)

344 Everyone's in on the grift.
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Some more than others. But that's my point, we shouldn't be and living itself would be much cheaper.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:19 PM (r+sAi)


Well sure, and my point is the anti-Musk talk is often short-sighted, and frankly, often reeks of envy.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (hku12)

345 They're not social distancing!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (aKsyK)

346 330 51 Trump just tweeted and has officially labeled Antifa a terrorist organization. Shit status: real.
Posted by: Jmel

Next step, labeling democrat party a terrorist organization.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (H8QX8)

347 Hey outstanding...no social distancing in space

Can I go to space

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (85Gof)

348 WE HAVE BOB!!! WE HAVE BOB!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (oVJmc)

349 Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (9hauA)

Precisely.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (IYHxL)

350 Are they shaking hands or bro hugging?

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (4FPVQ)

351 They've done it. Congratulations.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (4EIFd)

352 so cool !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (zr5Kq)

353 My wife and I have watched this all morn from the NASA link in the earlier thred It has been a blast to watch

Posted by: kyproud at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (HMHlJ)

354 Oh great, video of some men hugging.

Get your mikes straight, fellas.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (hku12)

355 Well sure, and my point is the anti-Musk talk is often short-sighted, and frankly, often reeks of envy.

We get it, you love the guy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (KZzsI)

356 335 property can be replaced.

By manufacturing, yes. What's your point?
Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:21 PM (BvZkh)

And so can Lives.

You see, when a Man and a Woman like each other very much....

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (NgKpN)

357 Are they shaking hands or bro hugging?
Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (4FPVQ)

Bro Hugging

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (85Gof)

358 So, are the Trayvon and Ferguson riots now White Supremacist Plots, too? Because they were awfully proud of those for a long time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

359 Bob bonked his noggin. Bleeding.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (dmYb7)

360 The motto for this mission is Latin for "Hurry Up And Wait."
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (oVJmc)
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Festina lente

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (4o2K3)

361 May have to purchase more ammo for my Beretta CX-4 Storm space gun. Nyah. Ammo for the Poseidon MN-23 is way too expensive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (kACJt)

362 One of them must have really bonked their heads on something. (or he's crying)

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (4EIFd)

363 Is he crying?

There's no crying in space flight!!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (hku12)

364 350 Are they shaking hands or bro hugging?
Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (4FPVQ)
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Collegial spooning.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

365 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM (7Fj9P)

366 "335 property can be replaced."

Oh, really? And will the rioters do that? Will they pay the prices, make the sacrifices, put in the hours of sweat equity to build something?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM (H8QX8)

367 Well sure, and my point is the anti-Musk talk is often short-sighted, and frankly, often reeks of envy.<<<<
I'm not anti-Musk, I think he is a visionary.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM (r+sAi)

368 340 No one is talking about George Floyd anymore. Now we're talking about the rioting looting thugs.

Nice job, people.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 31, 2020 01:22 PM (9hauA)


No one's forgot Floyd. The rioting last night was a planned and funded operation by entities seeking gain and power in diminishing the USA. (Soros and friends of chaos)

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (4iHoC)

369 Bob: "I hate space!"

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (4FPVQ)

370 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM (7Fj9P)
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Benelli comes to mind.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (4o2K3)

371 did One of the astronauts hurt his head ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (zr5Kq)

372 Well sure, and my point is the anti-Musk talk is often short-sighted, and frankly, often reeks of envy.
--------------------------
We get it, you love the guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:24 PM (KZzsI)


Good grief, Chris. You just love to argue.

This is why I avoid you most of the time here, you're insufferable.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (hku12)

373 Looks like guy on right hit his head.

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (UPF6H)

374
They forgot the donuts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (mht8P)

375 Like how there's an exit sign over the hatch.....like they wouldn't know where it was.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (QzF6i)

376 did One of the astronauts hurt his head ?
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Historic first commercial bleed-out!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

377 Truth be told, as usual George Floyd wasn't a choir boy, if he would have been he would still be alive.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (ZCEU2)

378 www.apolloinrealtime.org

Posted by: Sharkman at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (BM2fS)

379 Yes
There are several reliable semi auto shotguns

Choose your budget and go from there

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (arxmH)

380 Trump put a target on Antifia spiderweb? Yea

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (9PtLS)

381 Ted Cruz!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

382 375 Like how there's an exit sign over the hatch.....like they wouldn't know where it was.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (QzF6i)

Is there a sign warning about Cancer causing stuff in the Space Lab?

If not, they can't fly over California!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (NgKpN)

383 I just realized something. The MSM are routinely tricked into widely publicizing President Trump's tweets.

He attaches outrageous sentiments to his informative communications insuring that his enemies diseminate the information far and wide since they can't resist whining about the "hateful" things he says.

Posted by: Nancy B. at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (f7bQU)

384 The Safety Karens demanded the Exit sign.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (kACJt)

385 Is the greeting portion of the space flight going to take seven hours?

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (4FPVQ)

386 '...and whitey is on the moon'.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (WQZ1O)

387 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM


Lots of them. Which one you want depends on your budget.

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (OMsf+)

388 I think he's bleeding from hitting the side of his head.

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (N5dam)

389 >>Good grief, Chris. You just love to argue.

This is why I avoid you most of the time here, you're insufferable.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (hku12)

What he said. See a comment, immediately keep scrolling.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (dmYb7)

390 Three guys on the left are like "hey, what about us!"

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (hku12)

391 Benelli comes to mind.
====================
Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable, affordable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (7Fj9P)

392 Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (ZCEU2)

So he deserved to die at the hands of the state?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (IYHxL)

393 The 'nauts are already bored.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

394 Sorry, guys. But it burned up during reentry...
https://twitter.com/dailydigger19/status/
1267084119491690496

Posted by: andycanuck at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (TQ/zJ)

395 um, do we have a medic on board ??

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (zr5Kq)

396 Love the successful launch. The booster even nailed the landing on that boat on the ocean.

Posted by: Sooner at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (Fs5vw)

397 385 Is the greeting portion of the space flight going to take seven hours?
****
Everything takes a long time in space.

Posted by: Nancy B. at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM (f7bQU)

398 Ted needs a shave and a bigger jacket.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM (hku12)

399 I wonder how many billions of miles of cars worth of emissions one space launch equals?

I have no doubt that we will hear about it soon from some eco-nut professor wanting to ban space travel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

400 As far as billionaires go on my scale of worth:

Trump is the best

Musk is middling

Gates is bottom

Soros is subzero

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM (QMly8)

401 So Floyd is no Horst Weasel?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (kACJt)

402 Is the greeting portion of the space flight going to take seven hours?

It's probably a whole book of procedures written by a huge inter-agency team. Did you see all the cameras and lighting the commander was arranging? The non-engineers have been working on this for years. This is their moment.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (Ypqc1)

403 377 Truth be told, as usual George Floyd wasn't a choir boy, if he would have been he would still be alive.
Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:27 PM (ZCEU2)

Neither was the Cop.

They knew each other. Had worked in the same skeevy bar for 1.5 years. A place that was suspected of money laundering.

This was a 'you need to shut up about certain stuff' move that went too far.

But that does not fit the RAAAAACISM narrative.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (NgKpN)

404 Behind The Green Space Station Door.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (9PtLS)

405 397 385 Is the greeting portion of the space flight going to take seven hours?
****
Everything takes a long time in space.
Posted by: Nancy B. at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM (f7bQU)
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I guess! Do they need clearance to deploy the fork during lunch?

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (4FPVQ)

406 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM

It would be a great idea to have a gun thread on 1 day a week

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (ZCEU2)

407 This is why I avoid you most of the time here, you're insufferable.

Dude, you just declared everyone who might have a problem with Musk as being merely envious, and you didn't expect any pushback from that whatsoever??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (KZzsI)

408 The station-to-earth audio is amazing - better than audio of earth-to-station.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (dmYb7)

409 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:25 PM

Gauge? Magazine- or belt-fed?

Posted by: Gun Nutz at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (jxnjf)

410 After Russia-Russia-Mueller failed we got Ukraine impeachment hoax.

After impeachment failed we got corona pandemic hysteria.

Pandemic is failing and we get black/Antifa rioting and looting and chaos.

After reach fail I ask what the left will do to top the last insanity but they alwsy come up with something. Next one will have to be huge


Posted by: Ripley at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (MxEKc)

411 MUMR or whoever it is correct, BLM and the racism and idiocy it reflects vastly more important than everyone's obsession, Antifa. Without those latter things you wouldn't have 500 people nationwide to commit all these crimes.

And no evil boogeyman's billions are involved in an electorate so stupid it elects (and will re-elect) idiots like those in MN who make laughable statements about "white supremacists". And if you haven't check out some of the ugliest, violent clips on the web of black rioters beating people and destroying property, but don't if you need to preserve your all-is-well fantasy that degradation and hallucinogenic racism in much of the black community aren't 99% of the problem.

And no designated terrorist group has anything to do with much of the public so dumbed down that enough of it can listen to the idiotic lies of the "press" on all this without rebelling against it or putting it out of business.

People are posting info on those arrested in Mpls and - surprise - they're almost all locals.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (El6T/)

412 As far as billionaires go on my scale of worth

Bezos and Mark Cuban are pretty low on the scale too

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (KZzsI)

413 Marilyn Chambers in space?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (kACJt)

414 It's good to be back in space. Superpower status : restored.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (zr5Kq)

415
It would be a great idea to have a gun thread on 1 day a week
Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (ZCEU2)
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Agreed!

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (4FPVQ)

416 391 Benelli comes to mind.
====================
Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable, affordable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:28 PM (7Fj9P)

Its hard to beat a 12 gauge pump. Ultra reliable, and with a bit of practice, very fast.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (NgKpN)

417
Looks like guy on right hit his head.
Posted by: Infidel


They were doing a Five Stooges routine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (aKsyK)

418 So do poor black citizens find property so easy to replace?

Seems to me that the lack of possessions other people obtain is one of the grievances of black activists.

Property is relatively hard to replace, depending on your circumstance.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM (Eicbe)

419 I've never been so proud of docking.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (LxTcq)

420 How come there's no social distancing on the ISS?

(You know some Karen is going to be bellowing about that.)

Posted by: Sooner at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (Fs5vw)

421 That booster landing was amazing!

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (UPF6H)

422 Space would do wonders for my tiddies.

Posted by: Pelosi at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (SJDa9)

423 Well sure, and my point is the anti-Musk talk is often short-sighted, and frankly, often reeks of envy.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:23 PM (hku12)

Dude, you just declared everyone who might have a problem with Musk as being merely envious, and you didn't expect any pushback from that whatsoever??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (KZzsI)


Look at what I said, and then look at what you said I said.

Notice any difference?

Either you're ignorant, or as I said, just an insufferable, argumentative person.

I'm done with you. Bye.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (hku12)

424 Everything takes a long time in space.
Posted by: Nancy B. at May 31, 2020 01:30 PM


Not sure the 'final frontier' has been explored yet.

Posted by: Spock at May 31, 2020 01:34 PM (jxnjf)

425 Marilyn Chambers in space?
Posted by: Anna Puma

I'm almost 30. I don't know that bitch.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (9PtLS)

426 So he deserved to die at the hands of the state?
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (IYHxL)


Drunk women don't deserve to be raped ... but if I encourage you to stay sober am I defending the rapists?

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (LPnfS)

427 Well it depends upon whom you do docking with.

Cake Girl or Sandra Fluke...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (kACJt)

428 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.
Posted by: Javems


He rubs me the wrong way but I have to give him his due.
Posted by: eleven

Agree with both of these. I see him as being similar to Carnegie or J.D. Rockefeller. Filthy rich, determined, a bit unethical and arrogant, but a real force when he gets rolling.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (myjNJ)

429 Why people think property is easy to replace especially if insurance doesn't pay out for riots is beyond me.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (r+sAi)

430
Do you have a mortgage? Got kids?

I'm paying the price for you and yours.

Everyone's in on the grift.
Posted by: BurtTC
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No, and no.

Explain to me my 'grift', since it all seems to flow out from me. I mean, if you're sending me something, tell me what it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (GBHAb)

431 Notice any difference?

Yeah, you were seriously insulting everyone who disagrees with you, and I was teasing a fellow horde member.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

432 I've just arrived here.
They're there! Yay!

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (UcJxa)

433 Good old Remington 870 is a classic and reliable shotty

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (+b1ew)

434 powerlineblog.com/live-from-minneapolis
https://tinyurl.com/y9humx7b

Governor's daughter tipped off Antifa the NG wasn't showing for a few more hours, so light em up boys.

Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (ZCEU2)

435
SAFETY FIRST!

THE SPACE STATION HAS HAD 0 DAYS SINCE A WORK RELATED ACCIDENT.

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (4FPVQ)

436 I personally don't care whether George Floyd was a good man or a bad man
Cops don't get to kill non-resisting persons during an arrest

that said, they have to investigate a personal motive since Chauvin and Floyd were coworkers at a bar

My personal suspicion is that Chauvin is a dirty cop whp meant to kill Floyd - investigators should find out why and not just assume general "racism '

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (QMly8)

437 Next one will have to be huge

Posted by: Ripley at May 31, 2020 01:32 PM (MxEKc)


I predicted earlier -- assassination attempt. They're down to it now.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (H8QX8)

438 Gauge? Magazine- or belt-fed?
==================
.12/Magazine

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (7Fj9P)

439 No one's forgot Floyd. The rioting last night was a planned and funded operation by entities seeking gain and power in diminishing the USA. (Soros and friends of chaos)
Posted by: Braenyard

***

Floyd is not the reason for the riots. But he's now the excuse.
Shame on the politicians and media for letting that happen.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (axyOa)

440 It would be a great idea to have a gun thread on 1 day a week
Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (ZCEU2)
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Agreed!
Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM


With informative, well-produced videos!

Posted by: WeaselDog at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (jxnjf)

441 For those that didn't see or hear it, Conservative Treehouse has video and transcript of Trump's remarks on Floyd George and the aftermath.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (+eVzC)

442 433 Good old Remington 870 is a classic and reliable shotty
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (+b1ew)

got a knock off 870 called a Maverick.

Had it for... shit... 30 years. Never had a problem with it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:38 PM (NgKpN)

443 > Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable, affordable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy

Remington 1100. No "tactical" cosmetic bullshit, but about as reliable as you can expect a semi to be. Make sure to keep it clean and have a supply of replacement O rings. Should be able to find a reasonably priced used one out there. There are tons of them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 31, 2020 01:38 PM (4rS50)

444 Astronaut said the Dragon isn't a smooth ride as the shuttle. Long wheelbase makes a difference.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:38 PM (4iHoC)

445 440 It would be a great idea to have a gun thread on 1 day a week
Posted by: Skip at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (ZCEU2)
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Agreed!
Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:33 PM

With informative, well-produced videos!
Posted by: WeaselDog at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (jxnjf)
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Well now that's just crazy talk!

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:38 PM (4FPVQ)

446 With informative, well-produced videos!
Posted by: WeaselDog at May 31, 2020 01:37 PM (jxnjf)

With an adorable 4 legged producer!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 31, 2020 01:38 PM (Xt7n2)

447 property can be replaced

And could you hurry that up? I didn't get a TV.

Posted by: The Looter at the Back at May 31, 2020 01:39 PM (n/x6m)

448 Its hard to beat a 12 gauge pump. Ultra reliable, and with a bit of practice, very fast.
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I have a barely legal barreled .12 gauge pump. I just wondered about the reliability of a semi-auto. Especially in crowded situations.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:39 PM (7Fj9P)

449 The Russians must be rolling their eyes at all this.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (n/x6m)

450 175 No. But he slept with Thomas Dolby.

Just kidding.


Probably.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (ABuva)

451 My personal suspicion is that Chauvin is a dirty cop whp meant to kill Floyd - investigators should find out why and not just assume general "racism '

Sure seems that way to me. He had an opportunity, and he took it. At the very least it seems to have been awfully personal.

Floyd is not the reason for the riots. But he's now the excuse.

There wasn't even any reason for protests. EVERYONE but a few extremely hateful people was angry and demanded justice. What are they hoping to accomplish with protests? The guy was immediately punished by the police and was eventually arrested and jailed in just a few days.

You protest when nothing is being done and you demand action. That was not happening here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (KZzsI)

452 Protesters peacefully protesting last night in Dallas peacefully smashed the windows of a local vape shop and a local coffee shop right across the street from my building. Then they peacefully entered our parking garage and peacefully beat the shit out of someone. One actually got in the building lobby, but was quickly met with armed civilian resistance. He left 30 seconds later, after peacefully breaking some shit.

Posted by: Rhubarb at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (N9/qT)

453 We're going to Mars!

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (UcJxa)

454 Gauge? Magazine- or belt-fed?
Posted by: Gun Nutz
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Gauge? Fixed choke? Which one? Or, Poly-Choke? Barrel length?

I'm so confused{/i] !

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (WD9ZA)

455 Yesterday's launch made me proud to be an American.

Yesterday's riots made me ashamed that I shared a nationality with those feral creatures rioting.

How far America has fallen and how great America still is.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (HabA/)

456 Keith Ellison has a photo of himself smiling and holding a copy of The Antifa Handbook.
He is the Attorney General of Minnesota.
hmm

Posted by: navybrat at large at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (w7KSn)

457 180 he has standing orders from Putin and Joe Biden to disapprove.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (ABuva)

458 I like tech. I even like electric cars even though they're silly for energy savings. I'm okay with Musk but I don't like the two sets of laws that we operate under.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (DVfKq)

459 To mars ? there is no water on mars...

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (zr5Kq)

460 Skip, I get that Floyd wasn't pure as the driven snow. When did passing a bogus twenty become a capital offense?

And don't give me that "resisting arrest" nonsense. You know cops had him under control long before that animal took his knee off Floyd's unmoving neck.

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (XxJt1)

461 I sure am tempting the barrel today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (WD9ZA)

462 Well, Weasel, there's a good sub-topic: Semi-auto shotguns. Do you really need one?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (7Fj9P)

463 my goodness, some people do talk a lot....

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (zr5Kq)

464 The 3 gunners I know who can not buy a Bennelli go for a Remington 1100

Posted by: Yo! at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (arxmH)

465 No water on Mars . . . yet.

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (UcJxa)

466 Bezos and Mark Cuban are pretty low on the scale too
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

around the Bill Gates level, maybe slightly above

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (QMly8)

467 So Floyd is no Horst Weasel?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:31 PM (kACJt)

Horst was a half assed pimp. Floyd was a hood rat counterfeiter.

Horst had a lied named after him, Floyd has not even a Nipsey Hussle flow going on.

Horst had a sailing ship named after him, Floyd may have a '78 Impala with 20 inch rims parked somewhere.

So....maybe.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (Z+IKu)

468 462 Well, Weasel, there's a good sub-topic: Semi-auto shotguns. Do you really need one?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:42 PM (7Fj9P)
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Hey, thanks! Good idea!

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (4FPVQ)

469 Well, Weasel, there's a good sub-topic: Semi-auto shotguns. Do you really need one?

It's really the only way to have a second one.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (n/x6m)

470 Well good news DNC.

You will be off the hook of having a convention since Minneapolis is burning down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (kACJt)

471 I predicted earlier -- assassination attempt. They're down to it now.

Yeah, that is genuinely my serious concern. I know the Secret Service is doing the best they can. I know the president is well protected and wears body armor. But... you can still kill anyone, as long as you don't care what happens to you next. And they've been poking the crazies for four years straight about this guy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (KZzsI)

472 Anna Puma CX4 Storm... maybe next on my list... you happy with it?

Posted by: MikeM at May 31, 2020 01:43 PM (SVIry)

473 459 To mars ? there is no water on mars...
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (zr5Kq)

It ain't the place, to raise your kids.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (NgKpN)

474 Wow - if this is legit: /pol/person infiltrated Antifa and published document they're using to coordinate riot. Lists bail-funding orgs and local attorney contact info.

Gee, how spontaneous!

https://tinyurl.com/yashxjpt

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (bDqIh)

475 365 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.

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Mossberg 930 Tactical
Various models
lowest price model around $475
https://tinyurl.com/y8z6s5cj

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (FBrfY)

476 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (LPnfS)

So lemme get this straight. Despite the fact he was already subdued cuffed and on the ground the officers knee to his neck is his fault somehow? Weird.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (IYHxL)

477
With informative, well-produced videos!
Posted by: WeaselDog
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And, a canine sidekick!

Remember Bullet?

Posted by: Roy Rogers at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (WD9ZA)

478 Riots are just another dim production.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (9PtLS)

479 One of the most infuriating and idiotic talking points the Left is using is that Antifa are akin to WWII soldiers who fought the fascists. Or like the Boston Tea Partiers.

I don't remember hearing about the D-day troops rolling into Paris and burning down all the boutiques and restaurants.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (HabA/)

480 Noticed an ad for an outdoor range near me. Distances to 200 yards. Maybe not great? But it is a start.

Posted by: MikeM at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (SVIry)

481
My personal suspicion is that Chauvin is a dirty cop who meant to kill Floyd - investigators should find out why and not just assume general "racism '

Thing is, though, Chauvin's knee didn't kill Floyd. It certainly contributed to Floyd's death, but wasn't the cause.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (LpUyf)

482 Why people think property is easy to replace especially if insurance doesn't pay out for riots is beyond me.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (r+sAi)
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Because property is abstractly replaceable.

But this is how libs think. All they need is a definition to twist.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (Eicbe)

483 Skip, I get that Floyd wasn't pure as the driven snow. When did passing a bogus twenty become a capital offense?

It doesn't. I mean I get why they rousted him pretty hard, he was a felon for violent crime and on parole. But that does not explain why they had a pacified and restrained man who showed zero signs of resistance on the ground and why that cop had his knee on the man's neck, against training in ever police force I know of. It doesn't explain why the other cops did nothing to stop it and just kept people away so they couldn't help out the man.

People say this all the time about some guy the cops brutalize and kill but this man truly did seem to be turning his life around.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

484 Thanks Lizzy

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (IYHxL)

485 I predicted earlier -- assassination attempt. They're down to it now.

They had hoped for some nuclear weapons from Iran or North Korea.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (XHrkn)

486 This is why I avoid you most of the time here, you're insufferable.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2020 01:26 PM (hku12)

He's sufferable

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (P4Pk9)

487
1. Benelli
2. 1100
3. Saiga (#1 if you're willing to put time & money into it)

Posted by: Gun Nutz at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (jxnjf)

488 But the Soviets rolled into Berlin looting and raping everything they could.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (kACJt)

489
I recommend a 12 ga. Baretta o/u. Perfect for shooting through doors.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (830x5)

490 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)

491 Mossberg 930 Tactical
Various models
lowest price model around $475
====================
You're my new best friend.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (7Fj9P)

492 Trump announced that the United States will designate Antifa a terrorist organization.

Terrorist lovers in the media are shrieking.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (HabA/)

493
I watched Steven Crowder livestream Fake News last night. CNN was on the street acting as Public Relations for the rioters, even coaching some of the rioters during their "interviews" for what to say.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (LpUyf)

494 Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson says he was hit 7 times with rubber bullets by police while protesting

A) Who the fuck are you?
B) Maybe ya shouldn't have been out
C) Fuck you and drop dead
D) Who the fuck are you?

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (85Gof)

495 Posted by: Rhubarb at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (N9/qT)

your building where you live?
Ugh
glad you are safe but the stress must be off the charts

Question - is Dallas a blue city? For some reason I'd imagined it was red

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (QMly8)

496 Because property is abstractly replaceable.

But this is how libs think. All they need is a definition to twist.


Can you imagine the disappointment on a child's face when he loots an empty store? For just five dollars a day...

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (XHrkn)

497 82nd Airborne deployed from NC for riot control. WITHOUT THEIR WEAPONS.

Posted by: Valiant at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (3MiF8)

498 Assassination attempt. Very possibly. What else is left?

Posted by: creeper at May 31, 2020 01:48 PM (XxJt1)

499 500

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (UcJxa)

500 459 To mars ? there is no water on mars...
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:41 PM (zr5Kq)

It ain't the place, to raise your kids.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (NgKpN)


But it and Venus are all right, tonight ...

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (LPnfS)

501 Good to remember -- Mitt Romney thought Antifa was just swell and Trump was nasty for slurring them.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (H8QX8)

502 500

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (UcJxa)

503 Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson says he was hit 7 times with rubber bullets by police while protesting

Yes well his job is to make things up and make them dramatic. 7 hits from rubber bullets should be pretty easy to show, you'd have bruises the size of softballs all over you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

504 490 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.
Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)

The news side of WSJ is not conservative - only the editorial page.

Bussey, we've got frigging eyes in our heads, you asshole.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM (HabA/)

505 Noticed an ad for an outdoor range near me. Distances to 200 yards. Maybe not great? But it is a start.
Posted by: MikeM
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That's just fine. Anyone making decent 100 yd. shots is doing just fine. This ain't Camp Perry.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (830x5)

506
John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13


Other than the fascist terrorists themselves openly promoting their riots and their reasons. Oh, and the signs. Oh, and the words coming out of their mouths on video at these riots.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (LpUyf)

507 474 Lists bail-funding orgs and local attorney contact info.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (bDqIh)



That's been standard procedure since the 1999 Seattle WTO "protests". Lisa Fithian is a key name associated with that. She's usually around a couple of days before things start but rarely to be found during the peak outrage.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (AHq56)

508 My personal suspicion is that Chauvin is a dirty cop who meant to kill Floyd - investigators should find out why and not just assume general "racism '

Thing is, though, Chauvin's knee didn't kill Floyd. It certainly contributed to Floyd's death, but wasn't the cause.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:45 PM (LpUyf)

My theory? They had both worked at a 'connected' bar that did money laundering.

Floyd KNEW that.

Cop was 'sending a message' not to talk about certain things to try to make a deal.

Note, other Cops just stood around, and did nothing. On the Take?

Went to far due to health issues.

Note, all 4 Cops immediately fired. That just does not happen. Suspended? sure, but FIRED?

There is some dirt here that the Police are covering up, and they are letting our Nation burn to do so.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (NgKpN)

509 499 500
Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:49 PM


Don't be premature.

Posted by: Smilin' Bob at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (jxnjf)

510 Other than the fascist terrorists themselves openly promoting their riots and their reasons. Oh, and the signs. Oh, and the words coming out of their mouths on video at these riots.
Posted by: Soothsayer,

See, not a damn thing.
/s

Posted by: Bruce at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (vd8XM)

511 490 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.
Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)

These idiots never learn. Trump is luring them in again.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (H8QX8)

512 Noticed an ad for an outdoor range near me. Distances to 200 yards. Maybe not great? But it is a start.
Posted by: MikeM
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That's just fine. Anyone making decent 100 yd. shots is doing just fine. This ain't Camp Perry.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (830x5)
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I loved shooting at Camp Perry.

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (MVjcR)

513 There's ice on Mars which can be turned into water.

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (N5dam)

514 ....
People say this all the time about some guy the cops brutalize and kill but this man truly did seem to be turning his life around.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:46 PM (KZzsI)



Cops job is not to determine whether one is turning his life around or not. Their job is to enforce the law.

In the performance of enforcing the law a legitimate cop follows procedure.

This cop did not follow procedure. - with predjudice

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (4iHoC)

515 506
John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13

Other than the fascist terrorists themselves openly promoting their riots and their reasons. Oh, and the signs. Oh, and the words coming out of their mouths on video at these riots.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (LpUyf)

Oh, and I'm sure there are thousands of NSA intercepts.

And location tracks from their phones.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (NgKpN)

516 Why's Ted Cruz in Mission Control?

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (UcJxa)

517 Amazing! Fox News is interviewing a WSJ editor, John Bussey, about Antifa and the riots and he has no f*cking clue what he is talking about!

He actually gives credence to the "white supremacist" theory!

Fox News has become a total joke.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (FBrfY)

518 Lizzy, they have already nuked that thread!!

Yup, keep scrolling, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (Xt7n2)

519 Reasons mowing grass is better than sex:

Women complain that it is too long instead of not long enough

Men can last for hours while doing it

Women are generally pleased when you finish, instead of being relieved when you finish

It's not considered perverse if you do it while the neighbors watch

Women will gladly let you do it once week, in fact they'll ask you for it

You can do it in the morning, even if you haven't brushed your teeth yet

If it lasts for more than four hours, you do not have to see a doctor


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (QW9VZ)

520 No masks in Houston (or on the ISS). Good to see.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (jacU8)

521 I vote we start calling them reavers.

Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers... last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb



That's exactly what they are, Reavers.

And they must be treated accordingly. Start hanging their corpses in chains at the entrance to every city and this shit will stop immediately.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 31, 2020 01:53 PM (BM2fS)

522 For cuddling, and maybe docking:

https://tinyurl.com/ya6czppw

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

523 Why's Ted Cruz in Mission Control?
Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM (UcJxa)

Me thinkith you need a geography lesson

Posted by: Barr at May 31, 2020 01:53 PM (85Gof)

524 I loved shooting at Camp Perry.
Posted by: Weasel
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Sorry to hear that. I thought ol' Camp was a pretty nice guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:53 PM (WZ5i4)

525 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX
that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are
fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)


The video of the Antifa shithead paying to people to riot must have been an illusion

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (yISI5)

526 490: Remember, WSJ was all in on Russia Russia Russia and Flynn is a Turkish agent.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (9X60i)

527 Antifa (and Black Bloc) is the tool of the Ruling class, deep state, Globalist villains, whatever you like to call it.
Very well financed.
It ain't gonna go down without a fight.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (w7KSn)

528 Aha, it's Mission Control Houston.

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (UcJxa)

529 Why's Ted Cruz in Mission Control?
Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM


To talk to Major Tom.

Posted by: Duh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (jxnjf)

530 Charleston, SC was trashed last night. Diners in a recently opened restaurant on King Street had to be evacuated out of the back.

And now it looks like things are going to get sporty in Savannah. Mayor got word of a "suspicious" call for protests tonight, and many restaurants and businesses are already boarding up.

Heartbreaking. The gorgeous Olde Pink House restaurant just reopened this weekend. It will be a prime target, I'm sure.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (ptqGC)

531 Note, other Cops just stood around, and did nothing. On the Take?

They don't have to be, but unlike hopeful TV portrayals, its not safe or smart to question or doubt your partner or fellow cops on the job in front of others. It encourages the crowd to join in, it shows weakness, it hurts solidarity, etc. They don't have to be in on anything other than wearing a badge and feeling part of a put-upon group in a dangerous situation.

That's no excuse, of course, but it does explain the psychology of why they would tend to worry more about the crowd than what their fellow officer is doing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

532 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:35 PM (LPnfS)

So lemme get this straight. Despite the fact he was already subdued cuffed and on the ground the officers knee to his neck is his fault somehow? Weird.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:44 PM (IYHxL)


Yes, YES! You got me. I'm really not encouraging women to stay sober, I just like defending rapists ...

Thank you for your kindness and wisdom in clearing that up.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (LPnfS)

533 Reivers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (WZ5i4)

534 Mossberg 930 Jerry Miculek model. $630.
https://tinyurl.com/yb249vng

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 01:55 PM (+u6Jp)

535 524 I loved shooting at Camp Perry.
Posted by: Weasel
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Sorry to hear that. I thought ol' Camp was a pretty nice guy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 01:53 PM (WZ5i4)
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Little known (perhaps) fact; all the ranges at Perry are named after Medal of Honor recipients..

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 01:55 PM (4FPVQ)

536 Just saw draggly losers in black clothes holding BLM signs in my neighborhood.

Posted by: CN at May 31, 2020 01:55 PM (ONvIw)

537
After 9/11, obama bin laden immediately took responsibility. He bragged about. He even shared a few details because he was proud of his hijackers.

But that didn't stop many people (to this day) from saying it was Bush, it was an inside job, and, of course, the Jews.

As frustrating as it is, the fascist terrorist wing of the Democrat party, "antifa," can do whatever it wants and they won't be blamed for it. Indeed, we'll be blamed. Israel will be blamed. The president will be blamed. Fake News controls The Narrative. That's the way it is.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:56 PM (LpUyf)

538 Savannah Mayor Van "Tank Abrams" Johnson said he "may consider curfews for tonight." May??? DO IT. NOW.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:56 PM (ptqGC)

539 And now it looks like things are going to get sporty in Savannah. Mayor got word of a "suspicious" call for protests tonight, and many restaurants and businesses are already boarding up.

Heartbreaking. The gorgeous Olde Pink House restaurant just reopened this weekend. It will be a prime target, I'm sure.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (ptqGC)
+++++++++++++
Declare an emergency and have the Guard - armed, not like in some other places - before nightfall. Snuff this shit out promptly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 01:56 PM (Rk8c4)

540 Other than the fascist terrorists themselves openly promoting their riots and their reasons. Oh, and the signs. Oh, and the words coming out of their mouths on video at these riots.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:50 PM (LpUyf)


I suspect antifa just saw the parade, and is trying to get in front of it to act as though they're leading it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (YqDXo)

541 Question, what can national guard do that local police cannot ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (zr5Kq)

542 Heartbreaking. The gorgeous Olde Pink House restaurant just reopened this weekend. It will be a prime target, I'm sure.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (ptqGC)
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I love that place! Those worthless bastards better not deface it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

543 Somebody should ask Bussey if the money he gets from Fusion GPS comes with a W-2, a 1099, or is it just cash in a paper bag.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (9X60i)

544 NASA Logos: "Meatball" or "Worm?"

I like the "Worm" logo, myself.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (Rk8c4)

545 Late to the thread

Rickl, I know you are loving this.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (7bcfy)

546 Like to see some antifa and blm scum get life in the Supermax. "You're looking at the rest of your days in the beige room. Never see the sun again."
That would be a deterrent.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (HnUoF)

547 Question - is Dallas a blue city? For some reason I'd imagined it was red
Houston
Dallas
Austin
San Antonio
And other smaller cities all blue

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (P4Pk9)

548 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (LPnfS

Not what I said but ok. Not even a personal attack. Just don't understand your logic. He was subdued everything after he was cuffed and down was excessive and not by the book

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (IYHxL)

549 Question, what can national guard do that local police cannot ?
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (zr5Kq)
+++++++++++++
Numbers, and sometimes a different ROE. But snuffing out a riot requires numerical supremacy or corpses. If you want to avoid the "corpses" outcome, you need to overwhelm the riot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (Rk8c4)

550 If it lasts for more than four hours, you do not have to see a doctor

Unless you're using a push mower.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

551 Declare an emergency and have the Guard - armed, not like in some other places - before nightfall. Snuff this shit out promptly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 01:56 PM (Rk8c4)


National Guard is in Atlanta. The wife of one of my husband's employees is in the Guard, and she's helping to guard the gov. mansion.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (ptqGC)

552
Charleston, SC was trashed last night. Diners in a recently opened
restaurant on King Street had to be evacuated out of the back.

And
now it looks like things are going to get sporty in Savannah. Mayor got
word of a "suspicious" call for protests tonight, and many restaurants
and businesses are already boarding up.

Heartbreaking. The gorgeous Olde Pink House restaurant just reopened this weekend. It will be a prime target, I'm sure.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (ptqGC)



Rioters took to the street in Richmond the last two nights too. They
shot a guy, burned a city bus and tried to burn the Daughters of the
Confederacy building and an apartment building. They broke into a bank
and looted a Boost mobile store. Set fires up and down Broad St, tried
to destroy a police station and attacked Capital Square. Not to mention
all the windows they smashed.



If police arrested anybody, I sure haven't seen it on the local news.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (nAiE/)

553 541 Question, what can national guard do that local police cannot ?
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (zr5Kq)

Used to be better armed then the Police, but not anymore.

Now? its just Manpower.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (NgKpN)

554 Ted Cruz is on the Senate committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and is the chairman of their subcomittee for Space, Science and Competitiveness.

Posted by: itsacookbook at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (yPxXc)

555 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX
that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are
fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)


If Trump said water is wet the MFM was say he has no evidence to say that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (yISI5)

556
There's nothing whatsoever not left-wing about these riots and mobs.

I challenge anyone to show me just one thing even remotely right-wing about these rioters.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (LpUyf)

557 Barr statement on riots and antifa: https://tinyurl.com/y7vabc6j

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (OMsf+)

558 We had protests in Grand Rapids, MI yesterday.

Then later that evening the window breaking and looting started.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (Eicbe)

559 There is some dirt here that the Police are covering up, and they are letting our Nation burn to do so



Police departments in cities controlled by only one political party seem to be the most corrupt.

Posted by: Floridachick at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (WqkRF)

560 I am amazed there hasn't been any vigilante justice.

Posted by: torabora at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (uh2p8)

561 I hate musk.


A little Lilac Vegetal is all a feller needs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (oVJmc)

562 Glad Barr said this will be treated as domestic terrorism. Because that's exactly what this is.

I bet that opens up a slew of available tools.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 02:00 PM (+b1ew)

563 I love that place! Those worthless bastards better not deface it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (Dc2NZ)


It's one of my favorite places in the city. They had a fire in a rear addition/banquet hall several months ago, and just rebuilt, and now opened for the first time since the Wuhan Flu.


I'm really afraid this city is going to experience a lot of damage and "early Christmas shopping."

The fact the gangbangers here kill each other every week and no one makes a peep is enraging.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (ptqGC)

564 WHEN will DJT say Antifa are domestic terrorists. And Why the heck won't the NYC mayor and NY gov declare a curfew? Are there still a few pockets of commercial success they want to destroy? The pandemic destroyed the small businesses, the riots destroy the big ones.

Posted by: vivi at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (11H2y)

565
If Trump said water is wet the MFM was say he has no evidence to say that
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (yISI5)

Trump said to drink water?

Doesn't he know that Water can KILL YOU, by drowning?

Posted by: MSM at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (NgKpN)

566 Four dead in Minneapolis does not make a great song. We need moar cowbell.

Posted by: Puddi Head at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (QZCjk)

567 Note, all 4 Cops immediately fired. That just does not happen. Suspended? sure, but FIRED?

Consider that Minneapolis took EIGHT MONTHS to take action against Mohammed Noor, who reached across in front of his partner and shot a 110 pound barefoot woman in her jammies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (YqDXo)

568 Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX
that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are
fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 01:47 PM (58UZR)
+++++++++++++
Maybe not. Maybe it's a complex counter-op where Antifa tactics, uniforms and affiliated organizations are all operating a complex conspiracy to blame Antifa.

Assume that's true. Based on the past years' history in places like Portland, and the international activity in Antifa's W. Europe homeland, they're a black-letter terror organization.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (Rk8c4)

569 DO IT. NOW.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
-------

"If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well. It were done quickly" -- The Bard

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (GBHAb)

570 AntFa document leaks by /pol/ Anon who infiltrated them. Includes websites for each city, lawyers, donations, and locations of anonymous donors. /pol/ doing the jobs the 3 letter agencies refuse to do.... again.

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/259805354

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (p0Y1J)

571 Good tweet by David Reaboi:

"Democrats will oppose this (Antifa designation) to their last man. There is no way they will surrender their shock troops. Everyone at the top levels of the party -- including donors who've been funding hard-left direct action for decades -- understands they cannot lose this fight."

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (H8QX8)

572 Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (LpUyf)

Some are white.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (IYHxL)

573 The video of the Antifa shithead paying to people to riot must have been an illusion

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (yISI5)


Or the Antifa with the earpiece.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM (4iHoC)

574 asshoie blue mayors instead water cannons, rubber bullets, clubs and arrests are using words

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM (zr5Kq)

575 Our son wondered if there could be a market for "roof Marines."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM (ptqGC)

576 I suspect antifa just saw the parade, and is trying to get in front of it to act as though they're leading it.

I suspect, without any evidence at all, that the original riot was prompted by antiFA (First Amendment) by attacking cop cars, causing the non-lethal response (well, mostly, you can still die from a beanbag round) which then spurred a violent response by the protesters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM (KZzsI)

577 Ain't it great to be lectured by the Left on the sanctity of life?

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM (Z8csD)

578 554 Ted Cruz is on the Senate committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and is the chairman of their subcomittee for Space, Science and Competitiveness.
Posted by: itsacookbook at May 31, 2020 01:59 PM (yPxXc)

Well, thanks!

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (UcJxa)

579 Alex Jones tank survived repeated assault.
Really has bullet proof glass.
I think it needs pepper spray upgrade.

Posted by: torabora at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (uh2p8)

580
WHEN will DJT say Antifa are domestic terrorists.

Posted by: vivi


I believe he has. Today.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (LpUyf)

581 Anyone have an update on riot activity in the Bay Area, Berkeley/Oakland?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (H8QX8)

582
Police departments in cities controlled by only one political party seem to be the most corrupt.
Posted by: Floridachick
-------

You left out, ' and incompetent'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (GBHAb)

583 Our Dem mayor replaced our Republican mayor. Every single thing is about race now.

I'm sure he'll tell the police not to hurt anyone's feelings.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (ptqGC)

584 Consider that Minneapolis took EIGHT MONTHS to take action against Mohammed Noor, who reached across in front of his partner and shot a 110 barefoot woman in her jammies.

I remember how all the cat ladies and karens of the nation rose up in protest when that happened. Cities burned, that summer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 02:03 PM (KZzsI)

585 Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX
that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are
fomenting the riots.

Posted by: mercenary13



Tell him it's the "seriousness of the charge" that matters. We must designate Antifa terrorists becausth of that. Those are the new rules.

Posted by: Hands at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (786Ro)

586 In Minneapolis anyway the National Guard still has a position of moral authority which the police in that city (rightfully) currently lack. The concept of moral authority as well as control from a higher than local authority was always the basis for their deployment in the civil rights era.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (nFRLh)

587 Good tweet by David Reaboi:

"Democrats will oppose this (Antifa designation) to their last man. There is no way they will surrender their shock troops. Everyone at the top levels of the party -- including donors who've been funding hard-left direct action for decades -- understands they cannot lose this fight."
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (H8QX
+++++++++++++
The Left can't sell their ideas, because their ideas suck and are extremely divisive. So they have two other pillars in their strategy:
- Defame and personally destroy their opponents
- Terrorize and exhaust the public

Trump has shown how to fight the first pillar. They're ramping up the second, after getting *years* of good, consequence-free practice in places like Portland.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (Rk8c4)

588
Some are white.
Posted by: thathalfrican


Lots are. Left wingers, all.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (LpUyf)

589 You know this will be used to argue for vote by mail.

Posted by: Puddi Head at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (QZCjk)

590 WHEN will DJT say Antifa are domestic terrorists.

Posted by: vivi at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (11H2y)

A couple of hours ago. Seriously.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (Z8csD)

591 We have a local group of soi boy communists here. A total of ten. I'm sure they'll be only too eager to help Antifa.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:05 PM (ptqGC)

592 Antifa will just move over to BLM. Watch.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:05 PM (Z8csD)

593 off sock

Posted by: Chuck C at May 31, 2020 02:05 PM (Il+s2)

594 WHEN will DJT say Antifa are domestic terrorists.


Posted by: vivi at May 31, 2020 02:01 PM (11H2y)

A couple of hours ago. Seriously.


Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:04 PM (Z8csD)


Actually, he said it a couple of days ago, and the media went nuts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:06 PM (ptqGC)

595 >>That's been standard procedure since the 1999 Seattle WTO "protests". Lisa Fithian is a key name associated with that. She's usually around a couple of days before things start but rarely to be found during the peak outrage.


Standard procedure for who?

Trump rallies?
Tea Party rallies?
Pro-2A rallies?

Nope. Standard for the same organizations run by 60's radicals who have been behind LEFTIST activism, including Occupy, #BLM, anti-ICE, Climate Change, anti-WTO, anti-Kavanaugh, pro-PP and so on. Same people organizing, funding, bailing out, representing, etc.. Is RICO applicable?

As is: Not a spontaneous, organic expression of outrage from black communities.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (bDqIh)

596 So, in Barr's letter in he indicated that they're using the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Forces around the country to go after the people leading this and riling it up.

The FBI is going to be pissed and, I suspect, half-hearted in this effort. The FBI is a business that much more closely aligns with Antifa.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (Rk8c4)

597 Not what I said but ok. Not even a personal attack. Just don't understand your logic. He was subdued everything after he was cuffed and down was excessive and not by the book
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (IYHxL)


Do you know anything about stage coaches and their use in opening the American West?

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (LPnfS)

598 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.


I feel better realizing that Tesla is just a scam to raise the money to get off this rock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (yQpMk)

599 Antifa will just move over to BLM. Watch.

It's all ACORN/Occupy, etc.

If we've declared them a terrorist organization, he's already got the evidence collected.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (n/x6m)

600 SpaceX is both federally and privately funded. NASA grants almost half the cost.

A few people at NASA I know aren't too keen on SpaceX and think the space game shouldn't be commercialized.

But that's just ego, I think.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 12:33 PM (+b1ew)


SpaceX's success is the best thing for NASA. The more common access to LEO is, the less NASA will be subject to political winds, congressional egos, and the whims of changing administrations.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (SgjGX)

601 I live in libtardville. Everyone is a democrat. It's "urban". The far left has infected our local council this last three years in particular, and they are trying to get a well liked, relatively conservative, patriotic, tough on crime mayor to buckle, or thrown out. It will work eventually, and when they install their own, this will be Minneapolis within 18 months.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (Z8csD)

602 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (LPnfS)

No. Please advise.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (IYHxL)

603 Why's Ted Cruz in Mission Control?
Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 01:52 PM

To talk to Major Tom.
Posted by: Duh at May 31, 2020 01:54 PM (jxnjf)
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Idiot.

Posted by: Ground Control at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (Eicbe)

604 If anybody claims rioters are Trump supporters, ask them
- are the rioters waving American flags, or burning American flags?
- are the rioters wearing camos and maga hats, or wearing all black clothing?
- are the rioters driving pickups or riding bikes?

Posted by: Hands at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (786Ro)

605 I have been a martial arts instructor for more than 30 years. Its time I cleared up what happened in the Floyd case. What the cop was doing is a carotid sinus choke. It does not cut off the blood to the brain. What it does, is trick the brain into thinking the blood pressure has suddenly spiked - the brain slows down the heart in an attempt to reduce the blood pressure. Because the blood pressure is not actually high the brain passes out because of the decreased blood supply from the slowed down heart. If you keep the choke on for minutes - as was done here - the heart can slow down so much that it loses its ability to beat regularly, and the person dies.
Having experienced this choke it does feel like you can't breathe.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (+u6Jp)

606 586: and the governor's kid will broadcast their movements

Posted by: CN at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (ONvIw)

607 Didn't Antifa start out as Occupy Wall Street? Obama's heroes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:09 PM (ptqGC)

608 I hope we see prosecutions and asset seizures of Antifa ORGANIZERS. Who cares about the street kids they recruit with food, shelter and dope?

I want that because that will actually shut them down, but mostly because it may expose their government partners.

For instance, we know for a fact that the ones (Friends of Democracy) in the B'more imbroglio were coordinating tactics with the police department, and I think we can be sure that city hall was aware of that fact, and probably has their own direct point of contact with the group.

I'm betting that holds true in most major cities. I want that exposed. Not that government people can be arrested for anything very serious. But it would be good to get it out there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2020 02:09 PM (h6CJG)

609 >>Democrats will oppose this (Antifa designation) to their last man.


Well, their 2nd in command at DNC - Keith Ellison - openly supports them.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:09 PM (bDqIh)

610 Not what I said but ok. Not even a personal
attack. Just don't understand your logic. He was subdued everything
after he was cuffed and down was excessive and not by the book

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:58 PM (IYHxL)



Do you know anything about stage coaches and their use in opening the American West?

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (LPnfS)

Do you know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:10 PM (nAiE/)

611 451---There wasn't even any reason for protests. EVERYONE but a few extremely hateful people was angry and demanded justice. What are they hoping to accomplish with protests? The guy was immediately punished by the police and was eventually arrested and jailed in just a few days.

You protest when nothing is being done and you demand action. That was not happening here.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 01:40 PM (KZzsI)
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Exactly.
Normally the Left looks for an incident that is ambiguous, something that at first glance appears to be an attack on an innocent black but turns out to be justifiable. Trayvon. Ferguson.
That sort of thing is perfect for whipping up hate in an election year because half the country will side with the story's supposed villain.

This one doesn't fit.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2020 02:10 PM (M/9m0)

612 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.

Yep. SpaceX was incredibly bold and audacious, a very Jobs-ian endeavor, and he pulled it off. Well done.

Posted by: t-bird at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (ZS2+d)

613 So he deserved to die at the hands of the state?


Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 01:29 PM (IYHxL)

That has been my point forever. The penalty for resisting arrest shouldn't be death.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (dLLD6)

614 They knock over all of the pieces, shit on the board and fly away. How pigeons play chess when they lose. This is what we are seeing. Trump in a landslide.

Posted by: Puddi Head at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (QZCjk)

615 >>I'm betting that holds true in most major cities. I want that exposed. Not that government people can be arrested for anything very serious. But it would be good to get it out there.


Portland, OR leaders openly support Antifa - recall the outpouring of sympathy they expressed when one of their weasels got shot outside the Antifa-friendly bar, that is around the corner from the local DNC office.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (bDqIh)

616 Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (+u6Jp)

BJJ?

Posted by: Hands at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (786Ro)

We did have WMs, shaved heads in pickups without license plates last night. False flag but wanted to point that out.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (IYHxL)

617 Posted by: CN at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (ONvIw)

607 Didn't Antifa start out as Occupy Wall Street? Obama's heroes?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:09 PM (ptqGC)

Nods. Not sure when they got that name. Charlottesville I guess.

I suggested Useful Idiots, per Stalin, but Antifa stuck.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (+b1ew)

618 Thanks for the space thread, CBD.

Posted by: m at May 31, 2020 02:12 PM (UcJxa)

619 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (dLLD6)

I'm saying! I don't understand why it's a hard concept to understand

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:12 PM (IYHxL)

620 As is: Not a spontaneous, organic expression of outrage from black communities.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (bDqIh)


True. An excuse to loot and riot, yes. An opportunity for antifa to try to drive the bus, once things got sporty, you bet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (YqDXo)

621 The penalty for resisting arrest shouldn't be death.


==

it wasn't the ingtent. unfortunate accident, when 6'6" crazed goon is trying to fight off 4 (?) police officers. he invited that.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (zr5Kq)

622 Protesting police brutality: Flint, Michigan, shows other oeople how it's done.

https://tinyurl.com/ycuyllwb

"Walk with us!"

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (/+bwe)

623 *intent

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (zr5Kq)

624 John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.


I still liked his portrayal of Buddy Holly.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (yQpMk)

625 There were several calls for (paddy) wagons on the Chicago police radio last night.


I suspect antifa just saw the parade, and is trying to get in front of it to act as though they're leading it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (YqDXo)


_Photo of Antifa with earpieces
_Evidence of paid transportation for participants to several of the hot cities

They were team leaders and trainees. These people are part of Obama's army. They were trained and ready and waiting for that special moment.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (4iHoC)

626 Do any of you gun nuts know if there is a reliable semi-auto shotgun? I think it could come in handy.

***
Just bought my son a Remington 1100 competition for Christmas. It cost $1,079 and is pretty heavy. I don't know how much the non-comp model costs. I prefer my Mossberg 500 pump. It cost me $329 about 4 years ago. Both guns hold 6 shells. They make a Mossberg 500 tactical/home defense model that holds 12 I think? Having your barrel weighted down with those extra shells can affect your aim though.
I shoot with a bunch of guys who have Remmington 870s and they are good guns too. They all like the location of the my 500's action release and the safety. The load gate on the 870 is a bit of a finger pincher too.


I think the reason they still sell pumps is that you can reload them really quick.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (h1jJh)

627 Say what you will about Musk but you have to give him some credit for driving this.

Yep. Government is just a name for things that are done better by the private sector.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (YqDXo)

628 I have been a martial arts instructor for more than
30 years. Its time I cleared up what happened in the Floyd case. What
the cop was doing is a carotid sinus choke. It does not cut off the
blood to the brain. What it does, is trick the brain into thinking the
blood pressure has suddenly spiked - the brain slows down the heart in
an attempt to reduce the blood pressure. Because the blood pressure is
not actually high the brain passes out because of the decreased blood
supply from the slowed down heart. If you keep the choke on for minutes -
as was done here - the heart can slow down so much that it loses its
ability to beat regularly, and the person dies.
Having experienced this choke it does feel like you can't breathe.


Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM (+u6Jp)

I figured it was either his carotid arteries or his carotid sinus that were being constricted. Thus the strangulation that causes heart symptoms rather than asphyxia.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (nAiE/)

629 Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (zr5Kq)

He was subdued. Cuffed. On the ground. One officer on his neck. The other two on his legs.

Please tell me how he was a threat.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (IYHxL)

630 Portland, OR leaders openly support Antifa - recall the outpouring of sympathy they expressed when one of their weasels got shot outside the Antifa-friendly bar, that is around the corner from the local DNC office.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (bDqIh)

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Oh sure, they express mushmouthed sympathy in public, but I'm talking about hard evidence of government-sanctioned and coordinated street violence against citizens of their own cities. I want Americans to know that their elected officials are their mortal enemies in real terms.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2020 02:15 PM (h6CJG)

631 Nods. Not sure when they got that name. Charlottesville I guess.

I suggested Useful Idiots, per Stalin, but Antifa stuck.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM (+b1ew)
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Antifa *way* predates Occupy Wall St. Antifa were the internationalist commies fighting the nationalist commies in Europe before WWII. It has survived since then, and the goal hasn't changed: install international communism.

As for when our hoodlums took up the banner, and why, and how much the international group is actually involved, I don't know. But the tactics, the uniform they wear, the active collaboration with friendly local political leaders, the shows-of-force, the subversion, all of it are on-message and consistent with Antifa in Europe.

The Antifa gangsters are huge problem and very powerful in W. Europe, and are working on replicating that here. If it works, everywhere becomes Portland.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:15 PM (Rk8c4)

632 He was subdued. Cuffed. On the ground. One officer on his neck. The other two on his legs.

Please tell me how he was a threat.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (IYHxL)

it took 3 officers to take him down ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:16 PM (zr5Kq)

633 Are Democrats acting like people who think they are about to win in November?

No. Any doubt that has been sown is pure gaslighting. They are done.

They know this charade, where they wrest power from a duly elected president, has to continue for four more years.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:16 PM (Z8csD)

634 he invited that.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (zr5Kq)

No, he didn't. He fought the cops. If they suck at their jobs and four of them can't restrain one man without killing him then they need to find new careers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 31, 2020 02:16 PM (dLLD6)

635 Nods. Not sure when they got that name. Charlottesville I guess.



I suggested Useful Idiots, per Stalin, but Antifa stuck.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 02:11 PM


They've had the name for a long time, going back to the German commies that lost to the nazis for control. That's why they insist that anyone that opposes them is a nazi. OWS was a tremendous recruiting event for them, but they've been around for almost a century, but started to get rolling in their current incarnation in the 80s.

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 02:17 PM (OMsf+)

636 The protest in Savannah started at 2:00. Peaceful so far.


Mayor Johnson said they got word yesterday of a "white man from out of state" who is urging riots here tonight.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:17 PM (ptqGC)

637 BJJ?
7th Dan in Judo.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:17 PM (+u6Jp)

638 I think the reason they still sell pumps is that you can reload them really quick.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (h1jJh)

I got a new Baretta 1301 comp not too long ago. Lost it in a horrible canoe accident.

Dang dangerous, those canoes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 31, 2020 02:18 PM (+b1ew)

639 They were team leaders and trainees. These people are part of Obama's army. They were trained and ready and waiting for that special moment.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (4iHoC)
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The way I saw it put here is that Antifa sends in the "shepherds" to rile up and unleash the local "sheep." They fly and bus in the organizers and shot-callers, local coordinators, people to post bail and run ad-hoc cells when they pop off, and then use the locals for manpower.

No one looting is from out of town - too hard to move the goods. But the people calling the shots are probably being brought in to coordinate and lead.

Terrorism.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:18 PM (Rk8c4)

640 There's ice on Mars which can be turned into water.

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at May 31, 2020 01:51 PM (N5dam)

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until the EPA prohibits it.

Posted by: recd1c4 at May 31, 2020 02:18 PM (PnmdJ)

641 Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (/+bwe)

This was awesome. Thanks.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (IYHxL)

642 The FBI is going to be pissed and, I suspect, half-hearted in this effort. The FBI is a business that much more closely aligns with Antifa.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (Rk8c4)

Enlightened self interest says the FBI does NOT want actual Chaos.

Why? It will wake the American people up, and the question of 'why did you allow this to happen' will be asked in public.

FBI will need to come down on this hard, or the institution, whose reputation is already in the dirt, is in serious trouble.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (NgKpN)

643 Funny that the Left is desperate now to say that this is not 'an outraged community tired of 400 years of injustice' but 'Whitey is doing it!' Are they not as sure of themselves without the Obama DoJ to cover for them?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (oVJmc)

644 7th Dan in Judo.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:17 PM (+u6Jp)

Cool!


The head of my club started as a judoka in Korea, and when he was 65 he could toss us around like we were children.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (dLLD6)

645 https://sharylattkisson.com/2020/05/ watch-additional-camera-views-of-george-floyd- arrest-read-arrest-complaint-against-ex-officer/

This should provide more clarity to Floyd.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (p0Y1J)

646 until the EPA prohibits it.
Posted by: recd1c4 at May 31, 2020 02:18 PM (PnmdJ)
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Nah. The EPA will be fine with it. Once it's water, though, suddenly it's in a "wetland" and *then* you can't use it anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:20 PM (Rk8c4)

647 The thing that distinguishes a carotid sinus choke is that it can be done on only one side of the neck - it does not have to involve both carotids.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:20 PM (+u6Jp)

648 Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:16 PM (zr5Kq)

Answer my questions please.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:20 PM (IYHxL)

649 >>True. An excuse to loot and riot, yes. An opportunity for antifa to try to drive the bus, once things got sporty, you bet.


Outrage over the police killing is understandable - there have been whites killed by police during arrest that is just as disturbing.

I don't think you have to delegitimize that outrage in order to also acknowledge that the radicals that have been trying to stir up a revolution for decades - whether it's Occupy, climate change, anti-ICE, whatever - seized on this incident to start a race war/revolution, and they are now hiding behind that outrage to justify their destruction.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:20 PM (bDqIh)

650 FBI will need to come down on this hard, or the institution, whose reputation is already in the dirt, is in serious trouble.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (NgKpN)
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I disagree. If they aren't already in "serious trouble" then "serious trouble" is *never* coming unless they openly take up arms against the people of the United States. As long as they don't take that final step and join the melee on the other side, there are no consequences and thus there is no fear.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (Rk8c4)

651
So how are Bub and Dog coming back from the Space Station and when?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (+C1V+)

652 436---My personal suspicion is that Chauvin is a dirty cop whp meant to kill Floyd - investigators should find out why and not just assume general "racism '
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 31, 2020 01:36 PM (QMly
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Oh, yeah.
Right now it looks like a slam-dunk case of 3rd degree, depraved indifference murder.
But, as you say, it might be fully premeditated.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (M/9m0)

653 AntiFa has been around for 100 years. They are international communists. People may not like what they find out if they read their origin story and history.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (p0Y1J)

654 Mayor Johnson said they got word yesterday of a "white man from out of state" who is urging riots here tonight.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 

Lol


Sure, Jan.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (SJDa9)

655 I suspect antifa just saw the parade, and is trying to get in front of it to act as though they're leading it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 01:57 PM (YqDXo)

_Photo of Antifa with earpieces
_Evidence of paid transportation for participants to several of the hot cities

They were team leaders and trainees. These people are part of Obama's army. They were trained and ready and waiting for that special moment.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (4iHoC)


I don't doubt it. But that's not inconsistent with my take, that they're trying to take advantage of an opportunity that fell into their laps.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

656 I think the reason they still sell pumps is that you can reload them really quick.


Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (h1jJh)

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and reliable.

Posted by: recd1c4 at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (PnmdJ)

657 So how are Bub and Dog coming back from the Space Station and when?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (+C1V+)
+++++++++++++
July or August, and they'll be returning on the Dragon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (Rk8c4)

658 Dana Boenta was force to retire from the FBI yesterday. Wray is on his own now and will be out of office before the November elections.

Posted by: Puddi Head at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (QZCjk)

659 620 As is: Not a spontaneous, organic expression of outrage from black communities.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:07 PM (bDqIh)

True. An excuse to loot and riot, yes. An opportunity for antifa to try to drive the bus, once things got sporty, you bet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (YqDXo)



It's more than driving the bus. There may have been riots at the usual suspect places such as Baltimore. But nation wide? No.

Riots happened in too many places at the same time. This was a coordinated and manipulated assault.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:23 PM (4iHoC)

660 >>Funny that the Left is desperate now to say that this is not 'an outraged community tired of 400 years of injustice' but 'Whitey is doing it!' Are they not as sure of themselves without the Obama DoJ to cover for them?


Wait -- Keith Ellison JUST said it was outrage over 400 year of mistreatment this morning to Chris Wallace. That's now not so?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:23 PM (bDqIh)

661 Nood, squirrels.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 31, 2020 02:23 PM (T9Hmo)

662 So how are Bub and Dog coming back from the Space Station and when?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (+C1V+)

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Uber or Lyft, of course...


Posted by: recd1c4 at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (PnmdJ)

663 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 31, 2020 02:19 PM (p0Y1J)

page not found

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (zr5Kq)

664
July or August, and they'll be returning on the Dragon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix


Ocean splashdown like the good ol' days?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (+C1V+)

665 Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:14 PM (4iHoC)

I don't doubt it. But that's not inconsistent with my take, that they're trying to take advantage of an opportunity that fell into their laps.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:22 PM (YqDXo)


OK

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (4iHoC)

666 Oddly, if it did turn out that the cop and Floyd knew each other from work and that the treatment was designed to shut him up*, charges would be justified to be even MORE severe than it would for a simple case of excessive force/manslaughter.






*unsubstantiated Conspiracy Theory /CNN

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (oVJmc)

667 Ocean splashdown like the good ol' days?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:24 PM (+C1V+)
++++++++++++
Yup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (Rk8c4)

668 Outrage over the police killing is understandable - there have been whites killed by police during arrest that is just as disturbing.

I don't think you have to delegitimize that outrage


Outrage, yes. Rioting and looting, no. Totally illegitimate.

You remember when whites rioted and looted over the killing of Justine Damond - also in Minneapolis - right?

That's what researchers call a "control experiment."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

669 The penalty for resisting arrest shouldn't be death.





==



it wasn't the ingtent. unfortunate accident, when 6'6" crazed goon
is trying to fight off 4 (?) police officers. he invited that.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:13 PM (zr5Kq)

That is so NOT what happened.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (nAiE/)

670 That is so NOT what happened.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (nAiE/)


problem is, no one knows what happened.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:26 PM (zr5Kq)

671 >>It's more than driving the bus. There may have been riots at the usual suspect places such as Baltimore. But nation wide? No.

Riots happened in too many places at the same time. This was a coordinated and manipulated assault.
- - -

Completely agree.

Safe to assume they've had this plan in place just waiting for the right incident to light it up.

Heck, they admitted to this when there was speculation Trump was going to fire Rosenstein, remember that? Holder and other Obama people, prominent Democrats were on twitter announcing they had contact lists and mobs in place and they could be flooding the streets within an hour.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:26 PM (bDqIh)

672 we have a video that made the rounds. we have an initial police report.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:26 PM (zr5Kq)

673 Outrage over the police killing is understandable -
there have been whites killed by police during arrest that is just as
disturbing.



I don't think you have to delegitimize that outrage in order to also
acknowledge that the radicals that have been trying to stir up a
revolution for decades - whether it's Occupy, climate change, anti-ICE,
whatever - seized on this incident to start a race war/revolution, and
they are now hiding behind that outrage to justify their destruction.



Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:20 PM (bDqIh)

Looting and burning are not legitimate ways to express outrage. Floyd is the excuse not the reason.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:27 PM (nAiE/)

674 Here is a segment of a Friends of Democracy briefing document leaked when an organizer's brother saw it and went to police.

Lots of interesting stuff. Pages 3&4 reference coordination with government and law enforcement.

https://tinyurl.com/y85a9bba

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2020 02:27 PM (h6CJG)

675 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

My guy Jay. I dont think anyone here has or will excuse the riots.

The outrage and initial protests, peaceful, are justified. Everything else can DIAF.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (IYHxL)

676 >>Outrage, yes. Rioting and looting, no. Totally illegitimate.


That's why I said outrage -- there is NO justification for looting and rioting.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (bDqIh)

677 problem is, no one knows what happened.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:26 PM (zr5Kq)


There are witnesses.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (4iHoC)

678 That is so NOT what happened.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:25 PM (nAiE/)





problem is, no one knows what happened.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:26 PM (zr5Kq)

We saw him murdered on video. If you do not know what happened, it is because you closed your eyes and stuck your fingers in your ears.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (nAiE/)

679

An Observation - 7th Dan, Judo

Hmm, can't help but wonder then if you've run across a certain, NE Kansas instructor in all those years.

He's in his mid 70's now.
Dan grades in judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido and karate.
Lowest is third dan.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 02:29 PM (RwXje)

680

The head of my club started as a judoka in Korea, and when he was 65 he could toss us around like we were children.

Old people who have done Judo for a long time are formidable.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:30 PM (+u6Jp)

681 It's more than driving the bus. There may have been riots at the usual suspect places such as Baltimore. But nation wide? No.

Riots happened in too many places at the same time. This was a coordinated and manipulated assault.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:23 PM (4iHoC)


I understand the reasoning, but I don't think it's necessary to posit coordination. Nobody organizes the birds to fly south for the winter, yet they all do it around the same time.

The criminally-inclined learn of the news, and as one realize that while the cops can deal with onesie twosie crime, they can't deal with a thousand criminals simultaneously. So time to pick up that HDTV they've had their eye on ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 31, 2020 02:30 PM (YqDXo)

682
So how are Bub and Dog coming back from the Space Station and when?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 31, 2020 02:21 PM (+C1V+)
---------
They come down in the same capsule in a couple of months. They're starting to prepare for departure now.

Posted by: Weasel at May 31, 2020 02:31 PM (MVjcR)

683 Attkisson report and vids are helpful.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

684 If those destroying cities are right wing extremists, why are the far left celebrities bailing them out?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 02:33 PM (sE4sa)

685
There are witnesses.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (4iHoC)

Did he die in police custody or on way to hospital or in a hospital ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:34 PM (zr5Kq)

686 >>I understand the reasoning, but I don't think it's necessary to posit coordination. Nobody organizes the birds to fly south for the winter, yet they all do it around the same time.



I think it's very important to identify who is coordinating this, because the chances that they have direct ties to the DNC, to the coup plotter is probably pretty high.

Hey, maybe we should also see if the Soros-funded AGs and DAs in these blue cities/states are funded by the same people/organizations that fund Antifa?

Maybe that would explain why some of these cities and states have been so slow in responding, or even helpful by ordering police stations under attack to retreat.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2020 02:34 PM (bDqIh)

687 Skip, I get that Floyd wasn't pure as the driven snow. When did passing a bogus twenty become a capital offense?


EVERY offense is ultimately a capital offense if one is defiant enough in not complying. That said, Flynn looked fairly compliant most of the one video I saw.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 02:35 PM (1g7ch)

688 Secret Squirrel --

If you missed it, check out my 478 on the book thread.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 31, 2020 02:37 PM (3+htl)

689 He's in his mid 70's now.

Dan grades in judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido and karate.

Lowest is third dan.

I'm in Houston TX, it is still possible, we've seen a lot of out of state people at our dojo during national clinics there.
Our oldest teacher in the dojo, started doing martial arts in 1948. His Judo instructor in Japan was Kimura, after whom the BJJ arm lock is named.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:38 PM (+u6Jp)

690 I'm still waiting to find out why stagecoaches are relevant.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 31, 2020 02:38 PM (3DZIZ)

691 Trump officially designated AntiFa as a terrorist organization, and specifically left out the word "domestic".

That's because he knows AntiFa is an international organization supported by many ex-pat Americans of Democrat Party affiliation.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 31, 2020 02:39 PM (BM2fS)

692 @AlaBAMA, "useful idiots" means something completely different. Justin Timberlake and Chrissy Teigen are useful idiots. The 20-something white girls marching and giving cover to the riots are useful idiots. The church ladies who give money while their churches allow the out of town rioters to use the parish hall are useful idiots. The Leninist term for Antifa is "revolutionary vanguard."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 31, 2020 02:40 PM (jK8Z7)

693 Skip, I get that Floyd wasn't pure as the driven snow. When did passing a bogus twenty become a capital offense?





EVERY offense is ultimately a capital offense if one is defiant
enough in not complying. That said, Flynn looked fairly compliant most
of the one video I saw.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 31, 2020 02:35 PM (1g7ch)

Counterfeit bills account for approximately 1 out of every $10,000 in the money supply. Counterfeit $20s are the most prevalent denomination. Law of averages says most adults have had a bogus 20 pass through their hands. Assuming that Floyd did pass on a bogus 20, there is no evidence that it would have been a crime since he likely would not have known that it was bogus.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:41 PM (nAiE/)

694 From Attkisson report:

He was handcuffed, when they tried to get him in police car , he struggled etc. "intentionally" fell down(?)
then they tried to get him in a vehicle, he went to ground (again?) , they tried to restrain, knee on back etc.
then we have examiners report

that is what we have. so far.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:42 PM (zr5Kq)

695 Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 02:29 PM (RwXje)

That's dope AF!!!!! I'm joining a BJJ club when this bullshit is over.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:43 PM (IYHxL)

696 There are witnesses.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 31, 2020 02:28 PM (4iHoC)



Did he die in police custody or on way to hospital or in a hospital ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:34 PM (zr5Kq)

He died on the street with Chauvin's knee on his neck. The EMTs did not even attempt to revive him.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:43 PM (nAiE/)

697 From Attkisson report:



He was handcuffed, when they tried to get him in police car , he struggled etc. "intentionally" fell down(?)

then they tried to get him in a vehicle, he went to ground (again?) , they tried to restrain, knee on back etc.

then we have examiners report



that is what we have. so far.





Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:42 PM (zr5Kq)

We have a video of him being murdered.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:44 PM (nAiE/)

698 >>> 636 The protest in Savannah started at 2:00. Peaceful so far.
Mayor Johnson said they got word yesterday of a "white man from out of state" who is urging riots here tonight.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2020 02:17 PM

I heard about that and decided not to go on my daily walk with my family. And I think I'm going to pull my car off the street tonight.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 31, 2020 02:44 PM (l6b3d)

699 there is also report that he told police he was "claustrophobic" (?) would not get in the car. that was before Chauvin (the one who had knee on back later ) arrived.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:46 PM (zr5Kq)

700 He died on the street with Chauvin's knee on his neck. The EMTs did not even attempt to revive him.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 02:43 PM


Look at the film, the guys that put him on the stretcher and loaded him into the ambulance weren't EMTs. Unless Minneapolis EMTs routinely wear body armor and carry sidearms.

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 02:46 PM (OMsf+)

701 Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:38 PM (+u6Jp)

Fucking cool shit.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:46 PM (IYHxL)

702 I haven't slept in 4 days, I have family and friends coast to coast. When I don't use tinyurl, remove spaces in long links.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 31, 2020 02:46 PM (p0Y1J)

703 I don't know the answer to this but, if someone is driving and "protesters" block, jump on car, attack what are person's rights ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:48 PM (zr5Kq)

704 Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2020 02:46 PM (OMsf+)

Which leads the credence to a hush murder.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:48 PM (IYHxL)

705 If the man was white, would we have the same reaction ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:50 PM (zr5Kq)

706

Sir, whatever travelling/competing he did was probably in 70's.
We've never talked about that.

I studied under him some but not nearly as much as I'd have liked. He won't promote to Dan grade unless you're there in all four.

My "formative" years, and I didn't start till I was 26, were in Indy.
Mr Keeney was running state tourney circuit.
Senior student is fairly well known.

Kwoon of Ichi Bin

Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 02:50 PM (RwXje)

707
John Bussey, Associate Editor of WSJ, says on FOX that Trump has no
evidence that Antifa and leftist agitators are fomenting the riots.

This jackass has no clue what evidence the President of the United States has or does not have; Bussey is the one we know is speaking without evidence.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 02:54 PM (+u6Jp)

708 @Deplorable Jay, I'm with Braenyard on this one. This is a well-coordinated organization that gave marching orders in accordance with an existing plan. The timing may have been planned for later in the summer, but these guys were executing a plan, not just making it up.

I agree with you that there can be coordinated action sometimes without a central coordinator. It's called "working towards the Fuehrer." There is no evidence that Hitler was even aware of the Holocaust, but the SS leaders who organized it at the Wannsee Conference believed that they were acting under his authority. Lois Lerner did what she did, probably without any coordination with anyone. I'm familiar with the energy sector, and the Obama Office of the Comptroller of the Currency marked down loans that banks made to oil and gas companies without regard to usual creditworthiness criteria. Was that directed from the White House? Doubtful that the WH was even aware, but I have no doubt that the bank regulators thought they were acting in accordance with the President's wishes.

These Antifa strikes were just too well-organized to be spontaneous, though.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 31, 2020 02:54 PM (jK8Z7)

709 Is there any aspect of their politics that the Left doesn't lie about constantly?

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:58 PM (Z8csD)

710 Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:50 PM (zr5Kq)

Maybe I missed it but will you please answer the questions that have been placed.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:59 PM (IYHxL)

711 LOL if anyone thinks for even a second that Joe Biden isn't picking a woman "of color", you need to get your faculties checked. This is all part of the same big op.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 02:59 PM (Z8csD)

712

Good for you, thathalfrican!

Get some good stand up fighting training too.
I called how Joyce Gracie would lose his first match well before it happened.

BTW- I ended up making Nidan from another local instructor who thought it was a crime I didn't have the rank to promote someone to 1st Dan with my knowledge base.

The judo etc instructor i spoke of said he would happily sign the certificate as a witness based on my stand up skills and what I've picked up from him over the years.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 03:00 PM (RwXje)

713

And for those not "in the know," 1st Dan means you're ready to start learning now.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 03:03 PM (RwXje)

714 Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 03:00 PM (RwXje)

Thanks bro. I took tae kwon do when I was 10-16/17. I quit when i was brown belt with a black stripe so i was well on my way.

Instead of that I played football. I wish I did both but couldn't.

Anyway I have a stand up base that's muscle memory. at some point I'm going back to get my black belt.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 03:03 PM (IYHxL)

715 If those destroying cities are right wing extremists, why are the far left celebrities bailing them out?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 02:33 PM (sE4sa)

A trenchant observation. I thought the same.

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 03:04 PM (Z8csD)

716 Declare an emergency and have the Guard - armed, not like in some other places - before nightfall. Snuff this shit out promptly.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 31, 2020 01:56 PM (Rk8c4)

What is scarier than a loaded rifle? A loaded rifle with a knife on the end.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 31, 2020 03:04 PM (e1mEI)

717 there is also report that he told police he was "claustrophobic" (?) would not get in the car.


They, uh, got him out of his own car, which had about the same space. Obviously THAT didn't trouble him.


The Atkinson video showed the steps that led from his car to being on the street. He looked like he was getting extremely upset, not violent per se, though somewhat resistant.

Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 31, 2020 03:05 PM (oVJmc)

718 We're going to hear about the daily "threats from White Supremacists" against the VP pick. Criticism of her will be tantamount to terror. And she will likely be quite vicious and nasty (though I guess that goes without saying).

Posted by: ... at May 31, 2020 03:05 PM (Z8csD)

719 Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 31, 2020 03:05 PM (oVJmc)

Again. The penalty should not be death.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 03:07 PM (IYHxL)

720 Stage Coaches:

Stage coaches are heavy and when moving over unpaved roads, can form ruts in the mud.

Next coach driver comes along, and he knows that if he follows unbroken ruts left by the first guy, he probably will be safe from pots holes that might break an axle; but, his coach is heavy and he presses the rut a little deeper.

Time goes on. And the ruts are so deep that you will break an axle trying to jump out of one, so they tell new stage coach drivers "Choose your ruts carefully because you'll be in them for many a mile."

If George Floyd had directed his life away from drugs (the toxicology report) and crime (the money laundering) he would have never been caught up in a situation that very often - for people both black and white - spirals completely out of control.

Don't start none, Won't be none, does not just apply to the flashpoint we see at the end. It also applies to each choice we made that got us there.

Did George Floyd deserve to die? Hell no.

Did George Floyd pick an intelligent life path? Hell no, either.

So contrast say with Dr. King. We abhor the assassination of Dr. King because we believe as Americans that we all have a right to speak our mind. {You can point out that there are people who are glad he's dead because they didn't like what he had to say. Not disputing that. And you can point out the killing was not at the hands of the State. Not disputing that either.}

Now am I going to call up the Floyd family and jeer at them, no. I wish it had happened differently. I really do wish that somewhere in the world there was a clue bat 'cause then we could stop people from doing stupid shit! But am I really shook up about it. No.

To me this falls under Stupid game, Stupid prizes.

As best I can tell, to you this falls under Dying While Black. I don't think we'll come to a 100% agreement.

Ah well.

Wish in one hand, and shit in the other ...

I'm sorry I wasted everyone's time.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:09 PM (LPnfS)

721 If the man was white, would we have the same reaction ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 02:50 PM (zr5Kq)


Would we riot? Probably not. Would we be labeling it murder? Absolutely.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 03:09 PM (nAiE/)

722 https://bit.ly/3dkE0KL
********
Attorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism | OPA | Department of Justice

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 31, 2020 03:09 PM (sE4sa)

723 Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:09 PM (LPnfS)

I never once brought up race. I dont think him being black had anything to do with his death. The heavy handedness of the cops did.

The man was cuffed on the ground and had nowhere to go. Life choices good or bad, this should never happen to a citizen in this country.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 03:14 PM (IYHxL)

724 Now am I going to call up the Floyd family and jeer at them, no. I wish
it had happened differently. I really do wish that somewhere in the
world there was a clue bat 'cause then we could stop people from doing
stupid shit! But am I really shook up about it. No.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:09 PM (LPnfS)

You are excusing unexcusable behavior by the police. NOTHING Floyd did justifies him being murdered.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 03:19 PM (nAiE/)

725 719 Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 31, 2020 03:05 PM (oVJmc)

Again. The penalty should not be death.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 03:07 PM (IYHxL)




You know, I didn't say word one about any such thing. I let people know that the Atkinson video was where they could see if for themselves. You wanna have an argument with someone, make it somebody the fuck else.

Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 31, 2020 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

726 Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 31, 2020 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

Then I misunderstood your post. Which happens on the internet. Chill.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 03:23 PM (IYHxL)

727 611 The goalposts have been moved. The action you talk about may have been ok in the past, but now the fascist communist left wants all police departments abolished and the four officers taken out in the street and shot dead.

Speaking for myself, these mass riots make this way beyond what happened to George Floyd.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 31, 2020 03:29 PM (58UZR)

728 A blade is always good to have with you, even if you have guns. It never runs out of ammo and can even be more intimidating. Just takes more training to use well. Like that guy with a sword yesterday: he didn't have training, only a weapon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2020 12:42 PM

If you don't know how to use it, it's not a weapon, it's an accessory.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 31, 2020 03:31 PM (edlKR)

729 Obama groveled before Putin on earth and in space because it debased America in general and specifically because he needed Putin's help in selling the Iran Deal. That's also why Ukraine got no arms from Quid Pro Barry.

The Iran Deal was Barack Obama's Moon-Shot.

Rescuing the Mullahs with billions in cash, sanctions-relief funding, bank-laundering,diplomatic recognition, uranium, no verification self-inspection, Russian anti-aircraft weapons to target American pilots and permission to build nuclear ICBMs was the singular reason Obama ran for president in the first place.

And of course, keeping their knee on the neck of the beautiful Iranian people. The Mullahs do to their people what Officer Chauvin did to George Lloyd every day--and Obama helped them do it.

Crippling our space program was just a bonus.

That is what is at stake, lest we forget the Years of the Locusts.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 31, 2020 03:32 PM (Ndje9)

730

Good luck in your future studies, thathalfrican.
Oh, one more thing,,, you can get one helluva electric "zap gun" nowadays for around $40.

Drop somebody every bit as quick as the best underhand reverse punch or side kick to the solar plexus or floating rib,,, and much easier to learn.

We gone, bye-bye.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 31, 2020 03:33 PM (RwXje)

731 I'm not having trouble separating the Floyd incident, and the rioting.

At this point, it looks like the cop moved *well* past the point of responsible policing, and Floyd died. That is, legally, resolvable, even to the culpability of the police department.

The riots are another matter altogether. To use the death of Floyd as a justification for overt, destructive lawlessness is BS.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2020 03:35 PM (dP625)

732 SpaceX is one hell of a company!

Elon Musk stuck his dick in Amber Heard.

No judgement necessary.


Posted by: Fritz at May 31, 2020 03:36 PM (95j/9)

733 The police have told their side of the incident - it is only fair that we hear Mr. Floyd's side of the incident. "Mr Floyd, would you care to comment?"... Mr. Floyd has declined to comment and appears to be remaining silent - as is his right.

Posted by: Fair and unbiased press at May 31, 2020 03:41 PM (+u6Jp)

734 The man was cuffed on the ground and had nowhere to go. Life choices good or bad, this should never happen to a citizen in this country.

I agree with you.

However, I also know that husbands and wives should be able to trust each other, but divorce courts say otherwise.

And I should be able to enjoy my swimming pool without worrying about your (hypothetical) unsupervised kids, but I can't.

And I should be able to work a job and not fear for my life but somehow that doesn't apply to after hours convenience store clerks.

.
.
.

George Floyd choose to hope that he could skim the surface of drugs and crime and not have bad things happen to him. And given that many petty thugs do just that, George Floyd probably thought he should be able to get away with it too.

And here we are ...

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:41 PM (LPnfS)

735
Maybe I missed it but will you please answer the questions that have been placed.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 31, 2020 02:59 PM (IYHxL)

Which question ?

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 03:47 PM (zr5Kq)

736 Yo Adriane, you do know that there is no evidence that George Floyd was the person who passed the fake $20 don't you? The clerk said the car was parked beside the building. If you had just passed a fake $20 would you hang around waiting for the police to arrive? Neither would anyone else.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 03:49 PM (+u6Jp)

737 How he was a threat ? Initially he refused to get into a police car, several officers tried to subdue him. What followed was a struggle with what turned out to be deadly consequences. I do not believe the police officer intended to kill him.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2020 03:51 PM (zr5Kq)

738 So what shitty life path did Justine yoga instructor lady take? Or that dude that got blown away on his porch after he got swatted? Or that poor mother fucker that was sitting in his own apartment minding his own business when the cop chick walked in and shot him?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 31, 2020 03:53 PM (3DZIZ)

739 If you had just passed a fake $20 would you hang around waiting for the police to arrive? Neither would anyone else.

My brother in law worked counterfeiting and bad checks. My brother in law in law is a casino cashier.

I trust them when they tell me, people do it all the time. The managers hope the police get there before the perp leaves the store / the tables.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:54 PM (LPnfS)

740 They tried to subdue a guy refusing to get off the ground by sitting on him?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 31, 2020 03:55 PM (3DZIZ)

741 So what shitty life path did Justine yoga instructor lady take? Or that dude that got blown away on his porch after he got swatted? Or that poor mother fucker that was sitting in his own apartment minding his own business when the cop chick walked in and shot him?

Absolutely none.

Which I why I save my outrage for people like them, and don't have much left over for people like George Floyd.

Strangely enough, this must must be a really insane opinion to have because no one rioted for any of them, did they?

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:58 PM (LPnfS)

742 Antifa is also known as the Black Bloc.
They use "peaceful" demonstrations to break stuff and hurt people. They hang in the back and choose their moment.
As a tactic, it has been around a long time.
The Palis use the same tactic and have been for decades.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at May 31, 2020 03:58 PM (w7KSn)

743 >>> 732 SpaceX is one hell of a company!
Elon Musk stuck his dick in Amber Heard.
No judgement necessary.
Posted by: Fritz at May 31, 2020 03:36 PM

Women are apparently lining up for him. The pop singer Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, I guess begged him to impregnate her and he graciously agreed.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 31, 2020 04:00 PM (l6b3d)

744 I recognize the characteristics of somebody who is full of shit.

Posted by: An Observation at May 31, 2020 04:02 PM (+u6Jp)

745 George Floyd choose to hope that he could skim the
surface of drugs and crime and not have bad things happen to him. And
given that many petty thugs do just that, George Floyd probably thought
he should be able to get away with it too.



And here we are ...

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:41 PM (LPnfS)

That is a garbage take.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 04:03 PM (nAiE/)

746 If you had just passed a fake $20 would you hang around waiting for the police to arrive? Neither would anyone else.



My brother in law worked counterfeiting and bad checks. My brother in law in law is a casino cashier.



I trust them when they tell me, people do it all the time. The
managers hope the police get there before the perp leaves the store /
the tables.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 03:54 PM (LPnfS)

Your... brother-in-law... should already know that most passing of single counterfeit bills is innocent. They are part of the money stream and pass through everybody's hand.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at May 31, 2020 04:06 PM (nAiE/)

747 People rioting does not retroactively make what the cops did to Floyd okay.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 31, 2020 04:09 PM (3DZIZ)

748 Your... brother-in-law... should already know that most passing of single counterfeit bills is innocent. They are part of the money stream and pass through everybody's hand.

A single bill in a wallet of other bills, yes.

Usually the people that they grab are the ones that bring a single large denomination to the store manager like a $50 or $100 to break it before they go shopping, since they know the cashiers won't take it.

In the casino, the people will buy chips from different windows at different times but pass $5 or $10s - even $1s - each time.

And yes, these are all pathetically small timers compared to Iran and North Korea, but these are usually the counterfeiters that get caught.

Posted by: Adriane the Deja Sorta Vu Critic ... at May 31, 2020 04:18 PM (LPnfS)

749 >>>>Absolutely none.
<<<<

So it doesn't really matter what ruts you choose, shitty cops engaged in shitty police work will kill you anyway. And there will always be someone ready to stand up and say,"well, if he hadn't done that thing they wouldn't have had to kill him."

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at May 31, 2020 04:20 PM (3DZIZ)

750 Floyd didn't deserve to die. That doesn't make him a good man - from his record, he likely wasn't. But if we had a license to kill all the bad people, well, to quote Mr. Manson - 'there'd be none of ya left.'

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 31, 2020 04:50 PM (icI8A)

751 @115:
"Riot in Fargo last night"
Time to warm up the log-chipper?

Posted by: Bruce at May 31, 2020 06:26 PM (ETUel)

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