"Disinformation Governance Board" On "Pause" Due to Backlash

The right wing alternately seized, pounced on Nina Jankowicz's highly partisan, lunatic statements, laments Taylor Lorenz.


In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation, which has emerged as an urgent and important issue. The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the Information War," her career also featured stints at multiple nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofits and included work that focused on strengthening democratic institutions. Within the small community of disinformation researchers, her work was well-regarded.

LOL. Within the small community of bitter leftwingers paid to campaign for censorship, her "work" was well-regarded.


But within hours of news of her appointment, Jankowicz was thrust into the spotlight by the very forces she dedicated her career to combating. The board itself and DHS received criticism for both its somewhat ominous name and scant details of specific mission (Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said it "could have done a better job of communicating what it is and what it isn't"), but Jankowicz was on the receiving end of the harshest attacks, with her role mischaracterized as she became a primary target on the right-wing Internet. She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse while unchecked misrepresentations of her work continue to go viral.

By "harassment and abuse," Lorenz means that the people who Jankowicz intended to censor in the future looked at her previous statements to evaluate her judgment and even-handedness, and found her to be a crazed ideologue.

And it's not fair to look at the past internet statements of someone who is going to be deciding if everyone else's internet statements are legal.

That Taylor Lorenz, whose entire career is made up of dredging up people's old internet statements and exposing them to cancel them, should be whining about this is preposterous.

In addition, here we have an example where past statements are perfectly legitimate -- Jankowicz is no mere private citizen. She's not the sort of minor tween TikToker Lorenz typically exposes.

Jankowicz was appointed to head the government's Ministry of Truth. Her past conduct and her past claims about what was truth and what was "disinformation" are of course completely relevant to judging her fitness to decide on truth vs. "disinformation" in the future.


Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being "paused," according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board's dissolution.

Plot twist: SJW with no appreciable skills doesn't want to lose her phoney-baloney job.


But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department's work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Jankowicz is evaluating her position within the department.

"Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats," a DHS spokesperson told The Post in a statement. "In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department's disinformation work, and he will continue to do so."

Jankowicz has not spoken publicly about her position since the day it was announced.


Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them. It also shows what happens when institutions, when confronted with these attacks, don't respond effectively.

Those familiar with the board's inner workings, including DHS employees and Capitol Hill staffers, along with experts on disinformation, say Jankowicz was set up to fail by an administration that was unsure of its messaging and unprepared to counteract a coordinated online campaign against her.

A disastrous rollout
Just hours after Jankowicz tweeted about her new job, far-right influencer Jack Posobiec posted tweets accusing the Biden administration of creating a "Ministry of Truth." Posobiec's 1.7 million followers quickly sprung into action. By the end of the day, there were at least 53,235 posts on Twitter mentioning "Disinformation Governance Board," many referencing Jankowicz by name, according to a report by Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts public-interest research. In the days following, that number skyrocketed.


The board was created to study best practices in combating the harmful effects of disinformation and to help DHS counter viral lies and propaganda that could threaten domestic security. Unlike the "Ministry of Truth" in George Orwell's "1984" that became a derogatory comparison point, neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech. In fact, the board itself had no power or authority to make any operational decisions.

This is a lie. The board would decide "best practices" for detecting, punishing, and removing "disinformation," which would be passed on to the tech monopolies, who would of course execute the government's demands.

That's how they've been working their censorship game for years now.


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Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 18, 2022 12:16 PM (zjgNU)

2 Now for the content.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 18, 2022 12:16 PM (zjgNU)

3 Oh, but I seem to be the only one here, still.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 18, 2022 12:16 PM (zjgNU)

4 No, no pause. This has to be killed. Not brought back when the backlash dies down.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (dNqv+)

5 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (LvTSG)

6 This thing will never die. It will just go underground for a while.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (h6/n7)

7 Byron York
@ByronYork
Imagine that -- journalists began mining a newsmaker's past social media posts and published articles to generate controversy!

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That's not who we are.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:18 PM (LvTSG)

8 No, no pause. This has to be killed. Not brought back when the backlash dies down.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (dNqv+)

kill it with fire.

then burn, scatter, salt.

then nuke from orbit.

finally, lather, rinse, repeat.

just to be sure....

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 18, 2022 12:19 PM (p03vF)

9 In early

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 12:19 PM (yjrcw)

10 This was all a test to see what tolerance normal people have for something like this. Now that it is known they will have to go to ground a bit, polish up the turd, put a new name on it, and operate much more discretely.

Posted by: DitkaCA at May 18, 2022 12:19 PM (kVjCi)

11 "We have always been at war with this Disinformation Government Boards."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:19 PM (/9xEp)

12 Did she melt?

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (iFTx/)

13 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron.

Particularly when you are planning to have that person police an entire nations ability to speak freely.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (866n6)

14 See, another example of a stronk womyn not being set up for success.

~Taylor Lorenz, probably

Posted by: Heavy Meta at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (gryET)

15 So now there's going to be a disinformation shortage?!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (FVME7)

16 Well at least this post timing won't screw up the comments.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (b2nrj)

17 "This is a lie. The board would decide "best practices" for detecting, punishing, and removing "disinformation," which would be passed on to the tech monopolies, who would of course execute the government's demands."

What's that form of government where the government and corporate "elite" work hand in glove to execute the government's demands without checks on power and all that?

Oh, I remember - it starts with an "f" and ends in "ascism"!

Posted by: Thrawn at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (Rl7KJ)

18 The Dems believe the media that the "folks" hate Conservatives and love everything they are doing... Might have worked before but like we have seen with Parents and school boards, not anymore

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (bs+z0)

19 ... her career also featured stints at multiple nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofits and included work that focused on strengthening democratic institutions.

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It's all gaslighting all the time.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (/9xEp)

20 This story being written by Taylor Lorenz is *chef's kiss*.

Also, I keep misreading "mal-information" as "anal-information".

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

21 What exactly is the field of disinformation and how do you gain extensive expertise in that field?

In my many years of life I've encountered lots of bullshit. Am I qualified for that position?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (eGTCV)

22 Jankowicz

She'll be back.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (BFigT)

23 The arrogance of these clowns is off the charts. They really do think they are better than we are.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (ZLI7S)

24 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (arJlL)

25 Next month it'll be Jina Nankowicz and her Happy Fun Mandatory Truth Ratings.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (qsj+f)

26 MinTruth chick quit?

Nice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (V6f9+)

27 Maybe CNN+ is hiring. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (5kI0z)

28 The sob story about how hard her life is really affected me.

It's just awful for people to be viscously quoting her.

It's as bad as Libs of TikTok! It's vile propaganda to quote someone's words, in context and pretend that represents what they believe!

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (zjgNU)

29 nonpartisan think tanks
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Talk about a non-sequitor.

Proof Lorenze is a partisan hack in one statement.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (yjrcw)

30 Another case of making the aggressor, the Victim.

And since Victims are now hailed as heroes...

She's a HERO!!!! Really!.. oh wait... Hero is the male version of that word... crap... I'ma Sexist...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (oHd/0)

31 >She'll be back.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (BFigT)

Like genital herpes.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (gryET)

32 Hate to go OT so soon, but it just came on SiriusXM.

I believe we were too hard on Liawatha Warren regarding the beer video from a bit ago.

she wasn't fumbling while trying to relate to the rubes.

she was channeling her inner Jim Morrison in Roadhouse Blues.

"Well, I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer"...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (p03vF)

33 Don't push pause. Push EJECT

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (63Dwl)

34 We cannot have a disinformation board gap!

Posted by: Doctor Strangelove at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (RFEPQ)

35 Pause.
Not cancel, scrap, abandon....

They will force this with the next fbi-induced "insurrection" type event. For OUR DEMOCRACY, you guys.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (866n6)

36 So now there's going to be a disinformation shortage?!!!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

We need common sense disinformation control!!

or

We can't fall behind and experience a disinformation gap!!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (Msys3)

37 Was this because of anything the GOP did or were they sitting on their dead asses?

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (y7DUB)

38 13 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron.

Particularly when you are planning to have that person police an entire nations ability to speak freely.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (866n6)

She DOES have extensive experience in trying to destroy her ideological opponents using the systems she works within.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:22 PM (dNqv+)

39 They really don't like the taste of their own medicine. Let's increase the dose.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (Uaoku)

40 How about we, as a country, stop focusing on disinformation as long as inflation, gas prices, food prices, etc... are out of control.

We know the way back. I hope we can act on it before we forget how things were just 18 months ago.

Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (VJsqe)

41 The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the Information War,"




I believe she proved her thesis for the second book. The first one, not so much.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (5kI0z)

42 As said below she won't be jobless for long, probably pop up in another bureaucracy

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (iuV4p)

43 After Biden saying he is taking the Gloves off with repubs...

Expect her to be transferred to the White House, and Disinformation Czar... because Czar are not confirmed by the Senate.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

44 They will force this with the next fbi-induced "insurrection" type event.

Speaking of Jan. 6th , I see Garland has asked for transcripts from the House Kangaroo Court....

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (bs+z0)

45 she wasn't fumbling while trying to relate to the rubes.

she was channeling her inner Jim Morrison in Roadhouse Blues.


That's why Pelosi opened the Congressional Liquor Store.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (ZGrMX)

46 bwahahahah, suck it Lady On The Spectrum

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (786Ro)

47 I'm certain that the White House has entire rolodexes full of equally offensive individuals ready to deploy.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (jTmQV)

48 My only regret is that, somehow, Louise Mensch should have been included in this story. A trifecta of nutty.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (Rhve6)

49 Talk about a non-sequitor.

Proof Lorenze is a partisan hack in one statement.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (yjrcw)

You know, I used to love the idea of think tanks. Groups of guys (and gals) sitting around, brainstorming solutions to problems. That was always a powerful idea to me.

Fuck that now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (dNqv+)

50 Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being "paused,"

**

Their toilet is overflowing?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (3IcNj)

51 Sucks to be her, but she brought this all on herself.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (bVYXr)

52 37
Dead asses is the correct answer.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (vNbzm)

53 > Unlike the "Ministry of Truth" in George Orwell's "1984" that became a derogatory comparison point, neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false



then how do you decide what is 'disinformation', unless you are declaring something to be untrue

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (geLO8)

54 Saying that Kamala Harris slept her way to the top is Russian disinformation, Traitor!

Posted by: The Ministry Of Truth! at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (I2/tG)

55 She's a skeevy bitch, I'll giver her that.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (NsE9F)

56 Ninny Nina reminds me of the girl in that wild-eyed "Crazy Girl" meme that was everywhere a while back, usually in connection with a Stage Five Clinger joke

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (iFTx/)

57 Jankowicz
She'll be back.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (BFigT)

Jankowicz and you've Janked them all.

[waggles cigar, moves eyebrows up and down]

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (qsj+f)

58 But for a few weeks government job probably good for a lifelong pension

Posted by: Skip's phone at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (iuV4p)

59 It's just a pause for Miss Blinky. Her condescending BS will continue in when the heat is off. Isn't that how the mob works?

Posted by: InCali at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (jZOLv)

60 Ace - perfect summary. The typical unmitigated gall to call the truth harassment. Any fact supporting a criticism is dismissed out of hand because the conclusion is wrong think.

"Within the small community of bitter leftwingers paid to campaign for censorship, her "work" was well-regarded."
^^chef's kiss

Posted by: Iris at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (DibdT)

61 Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them. It also shows what happens when institutions, when confronted with these attacks, don't respond effectively.


Isn't this text book Rules for Radicals? So she's whining about a tactic the left always uses being used against one of them.

Posted by: buzzion at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (vMCab)

62 Hey guys, I have an idea. We'll get the disinformation board up and running, and we just won't tell anybody. We can fund it out of the illegal alien diaper and formula fund. I have a buddy I play golf with, Hans, who worked for STASI and he says he's on board if we can give him a job. What with those turds from Jan 6, we already have the lockups.

Some GS14

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (lz5hY)

63 43 After Biden saying he is taking the Gloves off with repubs...

Expect her to be transferred to the White House, and Disinformation Czar... because Czar are not confirmed by the Senate.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:23 PM (oHd/0)
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For Dem's, a Ministry of Truth Czar is too valuable to waste.

Posted by: WisRich at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (G0vdT)

64 Alejandro Mayorkas said it "could have done a better job of communicating what it is and what it isn't"


umm, yeah, that was never going to happen because that's not how police states work

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (786Ro)

65 "the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department's disinformation work"


oops
oh no- you let the wrong words slip

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (geLO8)

66 Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat ...

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Alinsky, you magnificent bastard -- we read your book!

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (bRhj/)

67 6 This thing will never die. It will just go underground for a while.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (h6/n7)

Yup. We need to stay alert. This snake ain't dead yet.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (Qhnrt)

68 So, they're circling back?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (ENHSe)

69 Like I said earlier.... they fucked up the roll out of the disinfo ministry. The shit going on behind the scenes is where it's at.

Jina Nankowicz was chosen as a hip, non-threatening face for the masses. She turned out to be a freak and an embarrassment, much like Kamala.

But the concept for a Mini-Tru isn't dead by any means.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (BFigT)

70
They really don't like the taste of their own medicine. Let's increase the dose.
Posted by: President Select Decaf


A spoonful of sugar helps that medicine go down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

71 So they took the sign off the door but the spying and censorship continue made more malignant by shills calling for jail time of those daring to speak out.

But as an aside, it’s interesting that twitter was used to muster dissenting voices

“Posobiec's 1.7 million followers quickly sprung into action. By the end of the day, there were at least 53,235 posts on Twitter mentioning "Disinformation Governance Board," many referencing Jankowicz by name, according to a report by Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts public-interest research. In the days following, that number skyrocketed.”

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (qwO6y)

72 Seems the markets are too excited with WWIII. Why did they pay so much for the stolen election you might ask?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (NsE9F)

73 Let's take the victory while we can, but make no mistake: this is a won battle but the war rages on. Ninny Nina or someone like her will be back. Where else are they going to go? They have no employable skills outside the hysterical woke leftist bubble of shit.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (iFTx/)

74 18 The Dems believe the media that the "folks" hate Conservatives and love everything they are doing... Might have worked before but like we have seen with Parents and school boards, not anymore

Posted by: It's me donna
---------------------------
This is an important point. Dems have confused control of the media and narrative on that media for actual public acquiescence. GOPe does too. In reality, true lefties are only about 25 percent or so of the population and conservatives about 35-40 percent or so. The rest of the public hates politics and simply wants results--like no crime, no war, plenty of jobs, wealth, goodies, etc. It is becoming clear that the lefties running the Dems cannot give the don't care crowd safety in the streets from crime, educating their children, low inflation, and so on. They cannot even give peace apparently nor protection from Covid. That means that the left is panicking and doubling down on coercion.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (Iq9dF)

75 I'm certain that the White House has entire rolodexes full of equally offensive individuals ready to deploy.

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Ones whose social media presences are being scrubbed.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (sVtYq)

76 Ace posting from the future again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (ptqGC)

77 What exactly is the field of disinformation and how do you gain extensive expertise in that field?

In my many years of life I've encountered lots of bullshit. Am I qualified for that position?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at May 18, 2022 12:21 PM (eGTCV)

Tater. You are talking about Tater.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (SH2Zi)

78 Posted by: MONSTER UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY NOW WITH MORE AUTOBLOW at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (1IJnB)

And you said you were having "women" problems, you devil you...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (BgMrQ)

79 Love that the Washington Post ran a picture showing Jankowicz working in the press room of -
Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential campaign in 2019.

Amazing how many of these little coincidences there are, isn't it?

Posted by: The Ministry Of Truth! at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (I2/tG)

80 She wasn't fired, right?

So what is her current job title? That will tell you all you need to know.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (3IcNj)

81 Ace's mansplaining is strong

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (786Ro)

82 then how do you decide what is 'disinformation', unless you are declaring something to be untrue
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (geLO

Damage Control. People actually noticed what they were doing and actually took what they were saying at face value.

This is the strength of Free Speech. You can see who the nuts are by their speech and say 'Hey, we don't want that.' If X, then Y. They want to remove the action portion of that equation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (dNqv+)

83 > Unlike the "Ministry of Truth" in George Orwell's "1984" that became a derogatory comparison point, neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false


Then what exactly was the point of her job?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (ZLI7S)

84 This thing will never die. It will just go underground for a while.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:17 PM (h6/n7)

Just like ACORN. Same people will be back under a different name.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (aX0CW)

85 Marco Rubio got a top federal medical official to admit that there are no long-term studies on the safety of transgender drugs for kids

-
Well, we'll have a huge sample size now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (FVME7)

86 Ninny Nina reminds me of the girl in that wild-eyed "Crazy Girl" meme that was everywhere a while back, usually in connection with a Stage Five Clinger joke
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM


Nailed it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (h6/n7)

87 “You gonna live forever whether you want to or not.”—Billy Joe Shaver

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (U+Oxn)

88 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO8)

89 So they took the sign off the door but the spying and censorship continue made more malignant by shills calling for jail time of those daring to speak out.

But as an aside, it’s interesting that twitter was used to muster dissenting voices

“Posobiec's 1.7 million followers quickly sprung into action. By the end of the day, there were at least 53,235 posts on Twitter mentioning "Disinformation Governance Board," many referencing Jankowicz by name, according to a report by Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts public-interest research. In the days following, that number skyrocketed.”

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (qwO6y)

The weaponization of information. Anyone still doubt that we are currently engaged in a war not of our own choosing?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (SH2Zi)

90 Is Ben Rhodes unemployed? He or another of Obama's flying monkeys would be a perfect fit for Ministry of Truth czar.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (ptqGC)

91 88 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO

Thanks "W"

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (bs+z0)

92 'she became a primary target on the right-wing Internet. She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse'

I saw a picture of her on the right-wing Internet. I was amused by how long it took me to figure out the picture of her had Quentin Tarantino's face superimposed on her bodey.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (vNbzm)

93 Are we supposed to feel bad that she drafted a resignation letter?
I only feel bad because she was given time to write it, she should have been escorted from the office via security.

Posted by: Inogame at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (53oGX)

94 "Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,"


Ironic because that was supposed to be HER JOB as Mistress of Minitru

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (786Ro)

95 The DHS' mistake this time around wasn't the Ministry of Truth per se, but rather hiring an obvious nut to run it. Ninny Nina was such an obviously unqualified jagoff that even people who might have been sympathetic to the idea of a Ministry of Truth were unhappy. DHS won't make the same mistake again.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (iFTx/)

96 On Pause = Secretly Still Going

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (iDcra)

97 Nina Jackmeyoff has a face only a tire iron would love.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (VghRo)

98 This is a lie. The board would decide "best practices" for detecting, punishing, and removing "disinformation," which would be passed on to the tech monopolies, who would of course execute the government's demands.

That's how they've been working their censorship game for years now.

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Yes they have. It's fragmented, though, because lots of agencies are playing. This strikes me as more of a DHS power play to centralize the effort and put themselves in charge. This "pause" is irrelevant and won't change the state of affairs today, and it will be back (though probably under a different name).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (DU+/6)

99 87 “You gonna live forever whether you want to or not.”—Billy Joe Shaver
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (U+Oxn)

Not me...

Posted by: Conan the Barbarian at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (BgMrQ)

100 88 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (dNqv+)

101 A "Ministry of Truth" should not only be seized. It should be slashed, sliced and diced, and mangled into tiny bits that can never reassemble into a whole.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (txdEq)

102 Quick side note: Yelled is talking stagflation due to "global" food and energy issues.

I see where this is going (i.e. blame).

Certainly not Joe's fault

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (KE/UI)

103 Safe non-WashingPoo link:
https://archive.ph/r1jGv

Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them.

Project, project, and--when in doubt--project some more.

...neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech

This junta's former spokeswhore publicly admitted that "social media" companies would censor information upon their request. It would not be necessary to compel them to comply with that which they do freely. The rest of us, though...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (DTX3h)

104 "It also shows what happens when institutions, when confronted with these attacks, don't respond effectively."

What? Do budgets shrink? Are taxes cut? No, and no.

PoaD,
Wankstains

Posted by: Marooned at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (w6hJ9)

105 ..say Jankowicz was set up to fail by an administration ...

Is this the newspeak version of ...failed to position her for success....

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (kyWWM)

106 91 Heimat Sichert Dienst. Sounds more authentic that way.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (lz5hY)

107 The mal-information being spewed by the government on the fight against mis-information is disgusting.

"wE aReN't goIng tO cEnSOr anYoNE!!!" they lied, all the while knowing full well that their plan was to provide "suggestions" on who to censor to the platforms, and then, well, heck, those platforms are going to do with them what they will on their own accord! /lie It's not at government direction, just very strong government suggestion, you see. It isn't like the government strongly suggesting something comes across as direction, with implicit threat.

How's this, gang... what would you do if, say, Twitter refused to follow your suggestions? Just throw up your hands and give up? You know, like the USFEDGOV is notorious for doing? It is to laugh. There is an implied directive there, and the "pass-off" is just for plausible deniability. We're not stupid.

Posted by: Goober at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (Hgvgt)

108 Love that the Washington Post ran a picture showing Jankowicz working in the press room of -
Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential campaign in 2019.

Amazing how many of these little coincidences there are, isn't it?

**

Don't you Stand With Ukraine, citizen?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (3IcNj)

109 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron.

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Lizzy's phone, exactly right particularly when all that experience is in persecuting those you don't like.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (Uaoku)

110 97 Nina Jackmeyoff has a face only a tire iron would love.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (VghRo)

We need to get those two crazy kids together!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (V6f9+)

111 Our government has done a lot of shitty things in my life. But the ((((((Disinformation Tribunal)))))) has got to be the most evil sounding piece of shit thing they have ever created. Well done Brandon.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (rjpjQ)

112 just to be sure....


"I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

Posted by: LT E. Ripley (fictional stronk woman) at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (RKLPC)

113 We're to believe Nina is a victim of targeted harassment and unfair focus on her past, public social media posts when neither she nor her bosses made a public, in-person announcement of this new board, detailed description of its goals and manner of function, nor hold an open press conference.

You operate in secrecy from the get-go and then b$tch that people are mischaracterizing yourself and your project??
What arrogance! We are citizens, not subjects, lady, go back to your comfy, safe and private thinktank.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (866n6)

114 Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them.

So pick a target. Freeze it. Personalize it. Polarize it.

Alinsky was a horrible human being, but he understood tactics.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (cupoy)

115 And Taylor Lorenz still doesn't have prom date. Sad.

Posted by: Hands at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (786Ro)

116
Should I say this out loud and give them ideas??

What they're going to do to pretend they're not just a govt agency to protect the Democrat party from information is this:

They will show they are not biased by, get this, calling out "misinformation" against certain "Republicans" such as liz cheney and murkowski and burr and tillis.

See? they'll say, we aren't just "protecting" Democrats from "misinformation."

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (fb+b5)

117 Are we supposed to feel bad that she drafted a resignation letter?
I only feel bad because she was given time to write it, she should have been escorted from the office via security.
Posted by: Inogame at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (53oGX)

***

By her nipples

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (flINI)

118 But the concept for a Mini-Tru isn't dead by any means.

Posted by: Martini Farmer
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The problem for the Dems is that probably 3/4 of the population opposes it. About the same for CRT, etc. The Dem leftists have led them to the cliff politically and like Trump after the election, have their own Rubicon to face. Ironically, the muted response by Republicans has helped diffuse the normal Red-Blue rah rah rallying effect for Dems. Essentially by corrupting and muting the Republicans, the Dems have disabled any feedback mechanism to separate popular and unpopular policy proposals. They either have to crush their own Brownshirts pushing radicalism or have their own aging white progressive liberals displaced.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (Iq9dF)

119 Good to see that there is a speed bump for Officially Recognized Opinions and Speculations.
Anyone following that meeting about the Nephilim Congress had yesterday?

Posted by: Denny Crane! at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (08R5N)

120 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO
++++
It was. It never should have been formed in the first place. There should never have been an agency to strangle.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (DU+/6)

121 If only she were a black lesbian.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (3IcNj)

122 Nina Jankowicz is 33?
She looks a lot older than her age.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (NpAcC)

123 >>Jankowicz was thrust into the spotlight by the very forces she dedicated her career to combating

This is high comedy.

Posted by: Caliban at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (HgGBT)

124 90 Is Ben Rhodes unemployed? He or another of Obama's flying monkeys would be a perfect fit for Ministry of Truth czar.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (ptqGC)

--------

Can you say Czarina Adam Schitt and Deputy Czar Ed Buck?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (yKRsJ)

125 All you really need to know is the Senate canceled a hearing that she was to speak in. They knew what a cluster she was. This hearing was scheduled back in April.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (KE/UI)

126 Love that the Washington Post ran a picture showing Jankowicz working in the press room of -
Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential campaign in 2019.

Amazing how many of these little coincidences there are, isn't it?

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Truly amazing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

127 DHS is gonna' pay her from petty cash.

Posted by: BignJames at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (AwYPR)

128 >>>...neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech

No, only the power to direct who is and who is not cancelled and cast out of polite society by directing the frothing mob to their doorsteps.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (SH2Zi)

129 "Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats," a DHS spokesperson told The Post in a statement.

Also known as "justified criticism"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (Rhve6)

130 Hahahahahahahaha. And lololololololol. No powers?

Posted by: Operation choke point at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (rjpjQ)

131 DHS won't make the same mistake again.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (iFTx/)

Hold my bra

Posted by: Marine Jean Pierre at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (qwO6y)

132 I'm so sorry that a woman (a federal employee on the fast track through the bureaucracy who was suddenly pushed to the forefront of national attention at her own choosing when she took a position designed specifically to attack "misinformation" on the internet) became a subject of mocking.

We should do better and never treat a woman like that. We should put them on pedestals so that no man can ever touch her. We should protect them from any consequence on any action they choose to make.

It is the only way feminism can truly defeat toxic masculinity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (LvTSG)

133 By her nipples
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (flINI)

Not as much fun as it sounds...

Posted by: A Man Called Horse at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (BgMrQ)

134 Put more simply, if you own a business in the US, and the US Government sends you a letter that says "hey, we suggest that you should do this thing", are you really going to take that as a suggestion?

Posted by: Goober at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (Hgvgt)

135 "Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them."
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Now wait just a damn minute! Isn't this EXACTLY what Saul Alinsky told his acolytes to do in Rules for Radicals? Why is the "far-right" being criticized for doing EXACTLY the same thing the "far left" does? (rhetorical question...I know the answer)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (YIVH2)

136 "Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats," a DHS spokesperson told The Post in a statement.

Another lie in the never-ending parade of lies.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (Xrfse)

137 Did they mention that Jankowicz is also insane? Really, she's insane. Have you heard her sing? Speak? Her look?

She's nuts. And normals saw it immediately.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (DcKNO)

138 So now there's going to be a disinformation shortage?!!!

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Ha, ha. The old Russian dictum about whatever the government gets involved in results in a shortage. They should leave disinformation to the private sector like Twitter and Facebook who do it much better.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (Uaoku)

139 On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board's dissolution... But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on...

**

It's neat how this is all disinformation.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (3IcNj)

140 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron. ...
Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (866n6)
++++
Not always. In a new technology, for example, a person in his mid-thirties might have been involved in it - or perhaps even building it - for a majority (or even all) of the technology's total life. That young guy might be a leading expert in it and more experienced that virtually anyone else.

But that's narrow and unusual. In something like censorship and state power activism - things as old as politics - that kind of scenario doesn't apply.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (DU+/6)

141 F**k Singing Goebbels. Make her cry harder.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp, Ultra Dark MAGA at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (GZ/yK)

142 also, since i'm on a music kick at the moment.

just incase you doubted that bruce springsteen was a dirty commie bastard, his song glory days, screws up baseball terminology.

"he could throw that speedball by you..."

unless the shitstain is using baseball to hide drug use, fastball is the term he should have used, AND it works in the rhythm of the song....

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (p03vF)

143 136 "Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats," a DHS spokesperson told The Post in a statement.

Another lie in the never-ending parade of lies.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (Xrfse)

And also Projection

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (V6f9+)

144 >>> The DHS' mistake this time around wasn't the Ministry of Truth per se, but rather hiring an obvious nut to run it. Ninny Nina was such an obviously unqualified jagoff that even people who might have been sympathetic to the idea of a Ministry of Truth were unhappy. DHS won't make the same mistake again.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:29 PM (iFTx/)


I think she knows where some of the money/body bags are vis-a-vis Ukraine and our Grifting Crime Syndaclist Families and it seemed easier to create this makework stasi job for her than disappearing her. The variables in that equation may have changed now.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (qsj+f)

145 When I was 33 I had sold my first company, sold my first restaurant, was building my third company, and had designed over 25 machines and instruments.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (iDcra)

146 Posted by: MONSTER UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY NOW WITH MORE AUTOBLOW at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM

Tell me more about this "autoblow"...

Posted by: Sec Trans at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (h6/n7)

147 136 "Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats," a DHS spokesperson told The Post in a statement.

Another lie in the never-ending parade of lies.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (Xrfse)

=========

Someone threatened her physically? A federal employee?

I'm pretty sure that's a pretty serious crime. Any police reports? Any action from the DOJ?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (LvTSG)

148 102 Quick side note: Yelled is talking stagflation due to "global" food and energy issues
------------------
Old Yellen is schmartz. She's also a Wall Street Goblin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (NsE9F)

149 I would have guessed Nina to be in her late forties.

Lying for a living must take a toll.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

150 >>"Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,"


turnabout is fair play

this ain't no party
this ain't no disco

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (geLO8)

151 ... We should do better and never treat a woman like that. We should put them on pedestals so that no man can ever touch her. We should protect them from any consequence on any action they choose to make.

It is the only way feminism can truly defeat toxic masculinity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (LvTSG)
++++
There are really large groups of people who see no problem with this statement and no contradiction.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (DU+/6)

152 Also known as "justified criticism"
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (Rhve6)

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You are correct, Sir!!

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (DcKNO)

153 So much hate, so little time.

They only read 1/2 of recent history.

That they do not know exist, is exactly what they want to kill kill kill.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (J8LnB)

154 So bye,bye Scary Poppins ?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (bs+z0)

155 Alinsky was a horrible human being, but he understood tactics.

Posted by: Bilwis
------------------------
He, like other leftists, simply assumed the left would win due to historical determinism.

In fact, constant use of one particular tactic destroys its effectiveness over the long run and his tactics, like Ghandi, depend on the willingness of the targets to acquiesce in their own destruction.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (Iq9dF)

156 Calling this "a pause" is not what it is. That right there is misinformation.

It's probably more like a reorganization with an adult at the helm and what's her face given a GS-14 "Deputy of Operations and Analysis" title to sooth her butt hurt.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (BFigT)

157 @elonmusk

Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (ZLI7S)

158 All you really need to know is the Senate canceled a hearing that she was to speak in. They knew what a cluster she was. This hearing was scheduled back in April.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (KE/UI)

She really didn't make a good choice for of Czarina of the Current Thing. Be better, Big Brother.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (SH2Zi)

159 Jankowicz has not spoken publicly about her position since the day it was announced.

Moreover, she has been silent about her new black uniform, decorated with silver skulls on her shoulder and the brim of her cap. She has also taken to carrying a short tactical baton under her arm, but ready for use.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (Rhve6)

160 >.Old Yellen is schmartz. She's also a Wall Street Goblin.

Posted by: Puddin Head


is she that fat little troll with the soccerball-looking head?

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (geLO8)

161 151 ... We should do better and never treat a woman like that. We should put them on pedestals so that no man can ever touch her. We should protect them from any consequence on any action they choose to make.

It is the only way feminism can truly defeat toxic masculinity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (LvTSG)
++++
There are really large groups of people who see no problem with this statement and no contradiction.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (DU+/6)

==========

I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (LvTSG)

162 You smell that? I love the smell of lefty's tears in morning. It smells like victory. FJB, FNJ, FTA (F' them all).

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (2mSQi)

163 DHS needs to be disbanded... along with FIB,CIA,DOE,Energy, Agriculture,HHS,CDC,CONgress,State,ad infinum

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (flINI)

164 157 @elonmusk

Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (ZLI7S)

=======

Well, he did say he was going to vote Republican.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (LvTSG)

165 148 JOB OPENING FOR LIZ CHENEY?
Posted by: MONSTER UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY NOW WITH MORE AUTOBLOW at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (1IJnB)

Her auditions are going well

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (qwO6y)

166 So bye,bye Scary Poppins ?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (bs+z0)
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Not for long. She might be out at DHS, but she'll still be everywhere.

Posted by: MSNBCNNBCBS at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (DU+/6)

167 @elonmusk

Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months

Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (ZLI7S)

Of course. He declared his intention to vote Republican, so white supremacist he will be. Welcome to the party, pal.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (SH2Zi)

168 The left never stops. They may not implement this specific thing but their goal of silencing opposition will keep going.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (3vQN0)

169 Ninny Nina reminds me of the girl in that wild-eyed "Crazy Girl" meme that was everywhere a while back, usually in connection with a Stage Five Clinger joke
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:24 PM (iFTx/)

yeah, but overly attached girlfriend was actually cute. and while she might have been a stalker who'd cut your spleen for talking to another chick, she didn't seem like a crazy leftist...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (p03vF)

170 So bye,bye Scary Poppins ?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (bs+z0)
===============
More like "recalled for a firmware upgrade" and shortly to be redeployed under a new name.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (Rhve6)

171 It's probably more like a reorganization with an adult at the helm

Uh, that cookie jar is empty. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (Xrfse)

172 I would have guessed Nina to be in her late forties.

Lying for a living must take a toll.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

***

Boy howdy

Posted by: Ginger Goebbels at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (flINI)

173 I'm sure their plan was to also hire a bunch of TikTok influencers to parrot anything the Left deemed misinformation.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (NpAcC)

174 157 @elonmusk

Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (ZLI7S

He's being rapidly red-pilled. Good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (ptqGC)

175 From the article: ". . . far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them."

Change the bolded words to "far-left" or "progressive," and the statement is quite true. This shows how the left projects.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (txdEq)

176 122 Nina Jankowicz is 33?
She looks a lot older than her age.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (NpAcC)

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The gerontocracy was counting in dog years.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (yKRsJ)

177 Like Sand People, they'll soon be back... and in greater numbers.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (QYPq3)

178 So, what will now happen is that whatever functions they planned for MiniTru will now be handed off to the FCC, FTC, the DOJ civil rights team, etc. Easier to fly under the radar by couching censorship within the "legitimate" functions of existing, accepted alphabet agencies.

Don't think for a second that this is over.

Posted by: Nina Jakowicz's Throbbing Vulva at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (1dzqn)

179 Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended.

this junta, she is...how you say?

"full of fail"

Posted by: kallisto at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (DJFLF)

180 Alinsky, you maleficent bastard -- we read your book!
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (bRhj/)

fify

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (MFphb)

181 U.S. To Lift Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil Rather Than Drill More In America

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From each according to xis/xer ability; to each according to xis/xer need.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (FVME7)

182 Of course. He declared his intention to vote Republican, so white supremacist he will be. Welcome to the party, pal.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (SH2Zi)
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They started running the "he grew up in Apartheid and is not to be trusted" line weeks ago in the radical corners of Twitter. It's a trial balloon. It'll move mainstream soon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (DU+/6)

183 167 Of course. He declared his intention to vote Republican, so white supremacist he will be. Welcome to the party, pal.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (SH2Zi)

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"Do you ever wonder why we're constantly turning on people we lionized for years at the drop of a hat?"

"No, not really."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (LvTSG)

184
Democrats should've stuck with their "net neutrality" bullshit scam. But no, they wanted the Whole Fascist Enchilada and went for the "disinformation governance board" like it came straight from the Babylon Bee.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (fb+b5)

185 163 DHS needs to be disbanded... along with FIB,CIA,DOE,Energy, Agriculture,HHS,CDC,CONgress,State,ad infinum
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (flINI)

Cueing up Supertramp....

#dreamer

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (BgMrQ)

186 Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (geLO

She looks exactly how someone in the Inner Party from 1984 would look.

But yes. Soccer ball head.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (i2v0M)

187 145 When I was 33 I had sold my first company, sold my first restaurant, was building my third company, and had designed over 25 machines and instruments.

Posted by: Jukin
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According to leftists, you did not build that and you are also an example of a hoarder and wrecker because you did not give it to the public for free. Just ask any leftist.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (Iq9dF)

188 157
If Elon stays on the good (for us) path, we'll have the guys at Babylon Bee to thank.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (vNbzm)

189 168 The left never stops. They may not implement this specific thing but their goal of silencing opposition will keep going.

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177 Like Sand People, they'll soon be back... and in greater numbers.

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Yep.

Posted by: Nina Jakowicz's Throbbing Vulva at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (1dzqn)

190 148 JOB OPENING FOR LIZ CHENEY?
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then, censorship is bipartisan!

Posted by: Jenn Psaki morning thoughts at May 18, 2022 12:38 PM (Rhve6)

191 I would have guessed Nina to be in her late forties.

*

Yeah, I was thinking 45-47.

And the picture I saw was a professional photo that had almost certainly been re-touched.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:38 PM (3IcNj)

192 Speaking of our Orwellian, dystopian federal government, the whole idea of a "border crisis" is one of the most pernicious, widely-distributed Official Lies of our time.

The whole frame is an obvious distraction from the obviously intentional policy to bring in as many illegals into the country as possible, by any means necessary --and it still gets repeated incessantly even by Fox. Once in awhile some Congresscritter brings out the intentionality of their policy in a hearing. But there is no sustained messaging to get through to the vast majority of Americans who simply think they're "doing a poor job of controlling the border."

And Buffalo will be their new J6 to make another, hugely illegal leftist assault on our country illegal to talk about.

Posted by: Zek at May 18, 2022 12:38 PM (OzNIz)

193 I like how mentioning who is going to be in charge of the Gov't Speech Suppression board is wrong. I guess the new board will have secret members.

Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:38 PM (EpDzw)

194 What was left of any true small government movement died on 9/11/01. We wont ever return. This bureau will return soon enough, under the guise of anti-terrorism.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 18, 2022 12:38 PM (T6NRc)

195 They can't speak off script because they are optically blind.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (J8LnB)

196 So wait, we AREN'T supposed to buy a Tesla now?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (3IcNj)

197 So Nina found out Social media isn't her friend

Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (bs+z0)

198 "In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation, which has emerged as an urgent and important issue. The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the Information War," her career also featured stints at multiple nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofits and included work that focused on strengthening democratic institutions"


In summary, somebody with no concrete accomplishment, useful skills or anything to contribute that would make he world a better place. A typical leftists NGO drone.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (MxEKc)

199 166 So bye,bye Scary Poppins ?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (bs+z0)
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Not for long. She might be out at DHS, but she'll still be everywhere.
Posted by: MSNBCNNBCBS at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (DU+/6)

#ghostinthemachine

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (BgMrQ)

200 this ain't no party
this ain't no disco
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM


This is Dee Cee....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (h6/n7)

201 I saw Crazed Ideologues open for Los Lobos at Lollapalooza back in 2016.

Posted by: runner at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (vyw2i)

202 LOL. Within the small community of bitter leftwingers paid to campaign for censorship, her "work" was well-regarded.

Yes Ace, but those were ahem, nonpartisan think tanks!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (HhM4+)

203 I can’t believe public figures still haven’t learned the social media lesson. Delete it all. Because no matter what, something you said 7 years ago or whatever will come back and bite you in the ass.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (3vQN0)

204 Everything we say is untrue!!!

Posted by: Disinformation Tribunal at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (rjpjQ)

205 170 So bye,bye Scary Poppins ?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 18, 2022 12:34 PM (bs+z0)
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More like "recalled for a firmware upgrade" and shortly to be redeployed under a new name.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (Rhve6)

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Out: Girlfriend 2.0.
In: Ministeress of Truth 2.0.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (bRhj/)

206 I think we all understand that those running the Biden administration simply pick the most unqualified, lefty, box-checking weirdos they can find.

Like Buttigieg for example.
Another example, the new WH spokesman.
Kamala Harris.

Well, anyone in the administration.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (DcKNO)

207 196 So wait, we AREN'T supposed to buy a Tesla now?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (3IcNj)

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Buy a Volt instead!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (LvTSG)

208 174 157 @elonmusk

Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months
Posted by: JackStraw at May 18, 2022 12:35 PM (ZLI7S

He's being rapidly red-pilled. Good.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:36 PM (ptqGC)

He and his businesses can be hurt. SEC, OSHA, NLRA, EPA, IRS, DHS, etc

Posted by: 7man at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (qwO6y)

209 Nina is apparently a Crazy Cat Lady waiting for her first kitten delivery. "Forty six-week-old kittens? Sign right here."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (txdEq)

210 187 145 When I was 35 I got divorced, foreclosed on, and repoed, and I learned more than these assholes will ever learn.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (lz5hY)

211 A 33 year old with extensive experience? Get off my fucking lawn.

Posted by: fd at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (vrz2I)

212 neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech


Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik [DHS Verdict: MDM] at May 18, 2022 12:30 PM (DTX3h)

Heh. If we are to believe that, then what is the point of the Board?

Posted by: Deep State 910 at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (aX0CW)

213 In summary, somebody with no concrete accomplishment, useful skills or anything to contribute that would make he world a better place. A typical leftists NGO drone.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (MxEKc)

>>> disinformation, which has emerged as an urgent and important issue.

On an issue of literally no importance to anyone except people who stole political power and are scared to face the consequences.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:40 PM (SH2Zi)

214 Global energy issues? What a crock of shite.

Last time I checked, we were energy independent and an exporter of energy.

Gee, wonder what's changed?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (w9Wax)

215 Blimey, Nina!

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down

Posted by: Miklos, who leart Cockney from Dick van Dyke at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (b0ajG)

216 "THEY" picked her cause she was pliable and would do their bidding. Forgot to check to see if she was a nut.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (rjpjQ)

217 "Do you ever wonder why we're constantly turning on people we lionized for years at the drop of a hat?"

"No, not really."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (LvTSG)

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Our side does it too. And often it is well-deserved.

Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (VJsqe)

218 206 I think we all understand that those running the Biden administration simply pick the most unqualified, lefty, box-checking weirdos they can find.
Like Buttigieg for example.
Another example, the new WH spokesman.
Kamala Harris.
Well, anyone in the administration.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (DcKNO)

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They live in a bubble and think someone like Nina is a great mind who could never fold under pressure from the right because she claps back so hard in her curated version of Twitter.

And then Nina walks out into the spotlight, and the rest of the world sees her instantly for what she is: a lightweight, a joke, and an unserious intellect with delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

219 They fundamentally believe that people are one thing or another not based on objective truths, they believe that people hold views merely based on the system in which they live.

They are correct to an extent. Look at cultural approaches in China or Africa.

So on the one hand, we have witnessed how they are able to generate more followers: school control, media dominance. So they are self-perpetuating. So now, they are working on destroying the other side using more and more powerful tools.

These people HAVE to be defeated- or they will destroy us. Peaceful discourse and disagreement are not one of their values. Their ideology is antithetical to our own. We cannot coexist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (dNqv+)

220 Nina Jankowicz is 33?
She looks a lot older than her age.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 12:31 PM (NpAcC)

The Wall is a terrible thing. You need to add in the mileage as well.

Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (EpDzw)

221 Meanwhile, according to an independent audit, almost 50% of Joe Biden's followers are bots

https://tinyl.io/6Gq3

I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was true, nor if nearly all celebrity/politician accounts are like this. I think its standard for any major account on Twitter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

222 In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation, which has emerged as an urgent and important issue. The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the Information War," her career also featured stints at multiple nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofits and included work that focused on strengthening democratic institutions
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In other words, someone who can't keep a job, as we are now seeing with her very short tenure as Disinformation Czar...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (YIVH2)

223 FYI - election highjinx are underway in Allegany County to not finish counting until Friday. Obviously a plan to figure out how many votes are needed to overcome Oz 2500 vote lead.

This is the bullshit that DeSantis put to an end in Florida in 2018.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (EDbO8)

224 >>"In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation,



no wonder she ran into a buzzsaw- this description makes her sound like Goebbels

wtf were they thinking, rolling her out like this

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (geLO8)

225 The problem, from their point of view, was her skin color. They will not make that mistake again.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (qsj+f)

226 Yes, Joe Mannix, there are exceptions where someone in their 30's could have extensive experience. However, how could she or anyone who has only worked in thinktanks, then a brief stint in Ukraine govt. PR, be considered experienced enough to micromanage online speech? I would want someone who has experience in private tech sector, law enforcement, etc. -- now that would be "extensive," not some theater kid hothouse flower who's career has been writing white papers on others'speech from the comfort of a non-profit institution staffed with people just like her.

I know, this is the type of person who is promoted to run other DC agencies for which they have no practical, non- public sector experience. ..

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (866n6)

227 "Speaking of our Orwellian, dystopian federal government, the whole idea of a "border crisis" is one of the most pernicious, widely-distributed Official Lies of our time.

Posted by: Zek"


Another is "fixing our broken immigration system" (often used by Obama.) It doesn't need fixing, just enforcement. It was broken intentionally by the govt..

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (MxEKc)

228 I absolutely would not have guessed 33. Come on, she looks like she's in her late 40's.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (DcKNO)

229 149 I would have guessed Nina to be in her late forties.

Lying for a living must take a toll.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (ptqGC)

______________________

Same. She always appeared in videos or photos with obviously heavy filtering. So heavy that in some pics she looked like an anime character. That's a big red flag in my book. My guess is while she's not unattractive in the filtered pics, in real life she's a hag.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (iFTx/)

230 This would be like Bagdhad Bob being outraged that people took issue with Leni Riefenstahl.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (HhM4+)

231 I am never sure whether MUMR is speaking these words or whether COBs are using him as a meat puppet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (dNqv+)

232 And then Nina walks out into the spotlight, and the rest of the world sees her instantly for what she is: a lightweight, a joke, and an unserious intellect with delusions of grandeur adequacy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM


FIFY

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (h6/n7)

233 217 Our side does it too. And often it is well-deserved.
Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (VJsqe)

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Our side is far from innocent in this sort of behavior, but I'm struggling to find a large scale example of us going from "angel" to "demon" on somebody. I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

234 Has Nanzi Palsi come out with the number of dead Americans that canceling the Biden Ministry of Truth will produce?

She will.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (iDcra)

235 >> FYI - election highjinx are underway in Allegany County to not finish counting until Friday.


like fucken clockwork

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (geLO8)

236 He and his businesses can be hurt. SEC, OSHA, NLRA, EPA, IRS, DHS, etc
Posted by: 7man

Biden is already using EPA to eff with Elon in Texas, Space X wants to launch rockets from a site there and EPA is deliberately dragging their feet to deny him the ability for Space X to expand. No reason except to screw with him, assuming this is part of what is red-pilling him.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp, Ultra Dark MAGA at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (GZ/yK)

237 "THEY" picked her cause she was pliable and would do their bidding. Forgot to check to see if she was a nut.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (rjpjQ)

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For 40 billion dollars, you'd think Zelensky would have given us a heads up. Wonder if he was sleeping with her?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (ptqGC)

238 In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with experience in the field of creating, escalating, and disseminating disinformation.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (08R5N)

239 " but Jankowicz was on the receiving end of the harshest attacks, with her role mischaracterized as she became a primary target on the right-wing Internet. She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse while unchecked misrepresentations of her work continue to go viral."
-Ace

Sounds like the current ruling junta doesn't enjoy Alinsky being used when they are the target.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (Xk7lk)

240 Tesla already got deleted from the S and P 500 ESG Index, due to lawsuits.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (jTmQV)

241 I've got $10 that says Republicans will speak up and try to help save the Ministry of Truth.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (rjyzh)

242 If it were my job, I'd use heavy metal Marine Marching band playing that violent Mighty Mouse fight tune.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (J8LnB)

243 194 What was left of any true small government movement died on 9/11/01. We wont ever return. This bureau will return soon enough, under the guise of anti-terrorism.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee
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It is already receding. Increasingly states are going their own way and the feckless fed government is flailing. Roe and perhaps other Scotus decisions will accelerate this feature along with coming fiscal limits on fedgov due to overspending for decades.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (Iq9dF)

244 196 So wait, we AREN'T supposed to buy a Tesla now?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 18, 2022 12:39 PM (3IcNj)

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Strangling free speech > Saving the planet

/Until the next New Thing "Existential Crisis" is manufactured ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (bRhj/)

245 the Biden administration simply pick the most unqualified, lefty, box-checking weirdos they can find

It's consistent and seemingly executed with unbridled glee.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (Xrfse)

246 Do you feel safe in a world where a man can freely lie about a women by exactly quoting her or sharing unedited, unaltered videos of what she said?

Millions of women's voices are being silenced by saying the truth!!

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (xHed/)

247 So Taylor has finally found a friend in Nina?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (rI0QH)

248 239 " but Jankowicz was on the receiving end of the harshest attacks, with her role mischaracterized as she became a primary target on the right-wing Internet. She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse while unchecked misrepresentations of her work continue to go viral."
-Ace

Sounds like the current ruling junta doesn't enjoy Alinsky being used when they are the target.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (Xk7lk)

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Maybe they shouldn't have turned Romney into Satan-incarnate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

249 Same. She always appeared in videos or photos with obviously heavy filtering. So heavy that in some pics she looked like an anime character. That's a big red flag in my book. My guess is while she's not unattractive in the filtered pics, in real life she's a hag.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:42 PM (iFTx/)

The Taylor Lorenz style.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (dNqv+)

250 We should put them on pedestals so that no man can ever touch her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (LvTSG)

Just high enough to look up her dress. (H/T Steve Martin)

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (KE/UI)

251 They live in a bubble and think someone like Nina is a great mind who could never fold under pressure from the right because she claps back so hard in her curated version of Twitter.

And then Nina walks out into the spotlight, and the rest of the world sees her instantly for what she is: a lightweight, a joke, and an unserious intellect with delusions of grandeur.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

And they are all interrelated. Someone pointed out that at, for example Harvard, the dorm would bring in some speaker that everyone got to listen to. Afterwards there would be a function to which a select few students would get invited. Those were the ones being groomed for the Establishment. They were getting plugged into the network.

Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (EpDzw)

252 Droolin' Joe Biden demonstrates his coattails!

Kurt Schrader is a moderate Democratic congressman from Oregon. Oregon added a Congressional district, and the Democrats furiously gerrymandered Oregon as a result, so most of the district is new to him.

He is running against a hard-Left woman who got elected to a couple of terms to a city council in California, lost reelection, moved back to Oregon to go to law school, and has been running for office in Oregon ever since, moving when necessary to be eligible to run. A loser, in other words.

Schrader's primary ad on TV and internet was having Joe Biden explaining how wonderful Schrader is.

At the moment, Schrader is losing to the leftist loon by 29 points.

Posted by: The Ministry Of Truth! at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (I2/tG)

253 Jankowicz got the Alinsky Treatment. Schadenfreude.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (Vr12I)

254 Her and Taylor are forever 29! 🙋‍♀️

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (HhM4+)

255 ...neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech...

"or public schools"

This stood out to me as "a tell."

Posted by: Texican ette at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (0RvR1)

256 Hasn't been a good month for Leftards.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (1VOfO)

257 Seems like only yesterday Scary Poppins was advocating right thinkers be allowed to edit badthought from wrongthinkers tweets.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (FVME7)

258 One of the severe right-wingers who was loudly against Scary Poppins is Glenn Greenwald.

Posted by: kallisto at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (DJFLF)

259 F**k Singing Goebbels. Make her cry harder.
Posted by: MaureenTheTemp, Ultra Dark MAGA at May 18, 2022 12:33 PM (GZ/yK)
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We're only seeing singing Goebbelses. Will the dancing Goebbelses please wait in the wings?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (aaGzp)

260 >>145

Jukin, you had extensive experience by age 33, but Nina is nothing like you. Was speaking more generally about how silly Lorenz's claim was.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (866n6)

261 She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse while unchecked misrepresentations of her work continue to go viral

Not a single word in that sentence is true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (KZzsI)

262 It's useful to recall that Nicolai Tesla himself endured numerous governmental attacks.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (jTmQV)

263 So Taylor has finally found a friend in Nina?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (rI0QH)

More like a great granddaughter.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (SH2Zi)

264 I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

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I was thinking of Kristi Noem. Perhaps, to a lesser extent, Ted Cruz after his Jan 6 verbal diarrhea. Like I said, it is often well-deserved.

Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (VJsqe)

265 I guess Leftards picked the wrong month to stop sniffing glue.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (1VOfO)

266 Florida has 22 million people. WTF can't smaller areas have in-person, immediate count, done that day, voting?

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (DcKNO)

267 Delusions of Adequacy could be the name of my dating retrospective.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (dNqv+)

268 someone just janked Nina's chain

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (us2H3)

269 241 I've got $10 that says Republicans will speak up and try to help save the Ministry of Truth.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (rjyzh)

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"A Kinder, Gentler, Compassionate 1,000 Points of Truth."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:46 PM (bRhj/)

270 253 Jankowicz got the Alinsky Treatment. Schadenfreude.
Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022


Please stop.

Posted by: Jankies stinky fartclam at May 18, 2022 12:46 PM (rjpjQ)

271 Nobody will lament the loss of the DisMal world of Miss Jankowicz's misinformation, disinformation and malinformation.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:46 PM (Uaoku)

272 243. When the government actually shrinks, i will celebrate. It has not happened yet.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 18, 2022 12:46 PM (T6NRc)

273 Biden is already using EPA to eff with Elon in Texas
*

It's worth remembering that is 100% the cause of the "supply chain shortage"

California banned semi trucks, and Trump's EPA fought them. When Pence removed Trump California was free to go through with the ban. Biden supports it.

Ta-dah! Empty shelves.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19 at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (rjyzh)

274 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

275 We're only seeing singing Goebbelses. Will the dancing Goebbelses please wait in the wings?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 12:45 P

Puts on stage manage headset with clipboard. Que the dancing Goebbelses NOW! Go go go go!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (HhM4+)

276 258 One of the severe right-wingers who was loudly against Scary Poppins is Glenn Greenwald.
Posted by: kallisto at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (DJFLF)


Greenwald does yeoman's work for us on 1st Amendment matters. In a strange sense, he and Musk are akin in this.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (Vr12I)

277 Meanwhile, according to an independent audit, almost 50% of Joe Biden's followers are bots

https://tinyl.io/6Gq3
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IIRC preezy Shit Midas' had 60%+ of bot for his twitter followers. Joey the pedophile has at least 70% of bots. Similar to the amount of fake votes he got.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (iDcra)

278 Delusions of Adequacy

An Emo band?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (rI0QH)

279 Speaking of rebranding, Beretta is re-releasing the APX pistol with slightly altered ergonomics.

I'd be tempted but I'm not getting into a new magazine footprint with WA banning new high caps.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (V6f9+)

280 264 I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)
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I was thinking of Kristi Noem. Perhaps, to a lesser extent, Ted Cruz after his Jan 6 verbal diarrhea. Like I said, it is often well-deserved.
Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:45 PM (VJsqe)

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Noem was an up and comer who made her name for anti-covid stuff, and then went the wrong way on another important issue to the base. She went from, I think, promising talent to establishment hack. I guess people were breaking out the Noem for 2024 signs, but it seems materially different from the stuff around Musk, where he was hailed as a visionary for the future (they name-dropped him positively in the very first episode of Star Trek Discovery) to the man who was going to tear down the entire world order because he's going to allow conservatives on Twitter to say "A = A".
And Cruz still has many defenders.
I think you're examples are solid, don't take me wrong, but they seem to be at a completely different scale.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (LvTSG)

281 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

Relatively meteoric rise to the top of government? I'd guess that she is rather handy with a penis.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (SH2Zi)

282 It's worth remembering that is 100% the cause of the "supply chain shortage"
California banned semi trucks, and Trump's EPA fought them. When Pence removed Trump California was free to go through with the ban. Biden supports it.
Ta-dah! Empty shelves.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - the CEO of Moderna acknowledged the presence of patented sequence in Covid-19

It is literally impossible to keep up with all the ways Biden's administration is hosing us.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp, Ultra Dark MAGA at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (GZ/yK)

283 no one dares to leak to the NYT from the Biden WH

the NYT would rat them out in a nano

Posted by: REDACTED at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (us2H3)

284 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (DU+/6)

Great Wednesday morning rant.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (kNgCR)

285 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM

I disagree strongly. She does have experience. Sadly it's 33 years of being batshit crazy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (HhM4+)

286 A 33 year old with extensive experience? Get off my fucking lawn.
Posted by: fd at May 18, 2022


***
Well, okay, she could have 20 years of experience if she started when she was 13.

Problem with that is, social media didn't really exist in 2002. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (txdEq)

287 Lorentz's beef, distilled to accurate, non-inflammatory language, seems to be that Jankowicz's detractors engaged in a pattern of behavior previously known as "fair and frank debate" and, using said behavior, convinced others of the objective correctness of their position. This is, of course, both entirely unacceptable, and the prevention of it, was the entire, now failed (or at least deferred) point. Look for the next try based on "great replacement theory"

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (fj2YZ)

288 Least you think Nina Jankowicz had no accomplishments, behold her greatest achievement....

Her book: How To Lose The Information War

Nailed it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (BFigT)

289 I think you're examples are solid, don't take me wrong, but they seem to be at a completely different scale.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (LvTSG)

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Agreed on the different scale

Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (VJsqe)

290 They never even got to promote this on CNN+. I also believe CNN+ has found the only thing that was more short-lived than its existence.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (Ckg4U)

291 272 243. When the government actually shrinks, i will celebrate. It has not happened yet.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee
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Think of it this way. Inflation kills their salaries and government spending on non-sense too. Debasing the currency further simply becomes the dog chasing the tail futilely and doing such measures as wage price freezes only makes the population pissed off and spurs the black market. As the value of fiat money goes to zero, the bonds of coercion and loyalty to a regime do so as well. This is especially true of a society geared toward materialism.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (Iq9dF)

292 "gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department's work was put on hold"

Every bureaucrat's dream.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (VbI7r)

293 We're only seeing singing Goebbelses. Will the dancing Goebbelses please wait in the wings?
Posted by: Captain Obvious

George Goebel is not currently accepting bookings.

Posted by: Miklos, for the Estate of George Goebel at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (b0ajG)

294 >>> When the government actually shrinks, i will celebrate. It has not happened yet.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 18, 2022 12:46 PM (T6NRc)

It may be the case that the government is shrinking in terms of $$$ amount but we wouldn't know because the overall economy is imploding faster. Our betters plan on using our dead mangled bodies as a stunt air mattress to soften their impact.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (qsj+f)

295 They really don't like the taste of their own medicine. Let's increase the dose.
Posted by: President Select Decaf

A spoonful of sugar helps that medicine go down.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

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Ooh, I like.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (Uaoku)

296 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

If you look at her bio, she has experience at nothing other than being online, going to the right schools, and meeting the right people.

Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (EpDzw)

297 Schrader's primary ad on TV and internet was having Joe Biden explaining how wonderful Schrader is.

Biden endorsed Schrader because his district only leans Democratic, and given the political winds, the Leftist loon is likely to lose bigly.

The leftist loon's opponent will be a conservative Republican Hispanic woman. If elected, the Republican would be the first Hispanic elected to Congress in Oregon, but the MSM will not spend one second talking about how "pathbreaking" her getting elected would be.

Instead, expect to hear a lot about the fact that the (white) leftist loon IS A LESBIAN.

For Oregon Democrats, sexual minorities trump actual minorities every time.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (I2/tG)

298 Nina has the oversized chin like the bad guy from awful Lazy Town show Nickelodeon had

Posted by: Blanco at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (BZQgK)

299 We should put them on pedestals so that no man can ever touch her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:32 PM (LvTSG)

Just high enough to look up her dress. (H/T Steve Martin)
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 18, 2022 12:44 PM (KE/UI)

Only to find that she shaved her legs and the she was a he.

Posted by: Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (MFphb)

300 "How to Be a Woman Online"

Maybe I'm just a simple-minded idiot white man, but what moron needs an entire book about how to be a women online? If you're a woman and get "harassed" online, isn't the easy and obvious solution just to block or unfriend the offending idiot?

Btw, the biggest "harassers" of women online are other women, in my experience.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (iFTx/)

301 I'm kind of surprised that hiring people based solely on ideology or skin color doesn't provide exceptionally qualified candidates.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (5kI0z)

302 If you look at her bio, she has experience at nothing other than being online, going to the right schools, and meeting the right people.
Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (EpDzw)

That IS Woke Bona Fides.

Curriculum Vitae?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (dNqv+)

303 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

Relatively meteoric rise to the top of government? I'd guess that she is rather handy with a penis.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM


I have a 30 yr old kid. He and his fiancee were shocked to find out that Klondike was a place not just an ice cream bar.
33 making any impt decision affecting others is stupid.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (ySQBZ)

304 "gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department's work was put on hold"

Every bureaucrat's dream.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM


Forgotten, but not gone.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (h6/n7)

305 I have a 30 yr old kid. He and his fiancee were shocked to find out that Klondike was a place not just an ice cream bar.
33 making any impt decision affecting others is stupid.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (ySQBZ)

Being 29, I can imagine.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (SH2Zi)

306 289 I think you're examples are solid, don't take me wrong, but they seem to be at a completely different scale.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:48 PM (LvTSG)

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Agreed on the different scale
Posted by: 496 at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (VJsqe)

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We're always looking for a hero and seem willing, as a group (I pretty much never do this personally), to throw everything behind the newest potential example. I remember when everyone loved Dan Crenshaw right after his first election and were pushing him for president (and I was all, let's see how he turns out after at least one term), and...now.

But that's more of a political thing rather than a cultural one. Maybe it's part and parcel with us having almost no cultural heroes that we've become immune to our culture being against us. If someone says something positive, it's met as much with suspicion as anything else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (LvTSG)

307 Ultra Ironic that Lorenz's entire article was misinformation. They have no self awareness.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (oc1LF)

308 Meanwhile, according to an independent audit, almost 50% of Joe Biden's followers are bots
https://tinyl.io/6Gq3 ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (KZzsI)
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Possible, but I don't much care. How many Twitter "users" who launch hate campaigns against insufficiently woke politicians and companies are bots? How much are the lefty's popularity scores driven by bots? How many of the total users are bots? How much of Twitter (and by extension Facebook), in other words, is fake?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (DU+/6)

309 They never even got to promote this on CNN+. I also believe CNN+ has found the only thing that was more short-lived than its existence.
Posted by: Slapweasel

GLARE

Posted by: Puddinhead Joe's popularity at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (b0ajG)

310 "Jackie Nina Paisley Jankowicz, A Blog Legend and Woman of Fine Quality, But Mostly A Blog Legend."

Posted by: Sharkman at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (cBO46)

311 Being 29, I can imagine.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (SH2Zi)

What is this 'snizz' I hear so much about, fellow kids?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (dNqv+)

312 Our side is far from innocent in this sort of behavior, but I'm struggling to find a large scale example of us going from "angel" to "demon" on somebody. I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

Milo.

/mic drop

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (oHd/0)

313 Sam Stein
Lefty Sam Stein is blaming Fox.

@samstein
A wild stat in this
@TaylorLorenz
piece about the dinsinformation board being put on pause

"The week following the announcement, approximately 70 percent of Fox News' one-hour segments mentioned either Jankowicz or the board"

Posted by: redridinghood at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (NpAcC)

314 Target stock crashing 26%!

Posted by: It's happening at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (f2T7o)

315 There is something to be said for identifying everyone who needs a Ceaușescu moment and placing them in an easy to find place.

Posted by: Advo at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (LcnVR)

316 I'm kind of surprised that hiring people based solely on ideology or skin color doesn't provide exceptionally qualified candidates.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:51 PM (5kI0z)
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Huh?

Posted by: Kamala Harris, Ketanji Jackson, etc. at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (DU+/6)

317 307 Ultra Ironic that Lorenz's entire article was misinformation. They have no self awareness.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (oc1LF)

You cannot stop propaganda mid stream- it defeats the entire purpose.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (dNqv+)

318 All of these comments are disinformation!!! Make it stop! Make it stooooooop!!

Posted by: Squid at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (qy6Ot)

319 I have a 30 yr old kid. He and his fiancee were shocked to find out that Klondike was a place not just an ice cream bar.
33 making any impt decision affecting others is stupid.

Posted by: dagny



Hilarious. I was about 19 when I found out there was a Klondike ice cream bar. All I knew about was the place.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (5kI0z)

320 We're always looking for a hero and seem willing, as a group (I pretty much never do this personally), to throw everything behind the newest potential example.
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Put not your faith in princes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (aaGzp)

321 "gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department's work was put on hold"

Every bureaucrat's dream.


LOL. I went to a retirement party for a guy running a county electric utility, who jokingly explained that his lifelong dream was to be put on paid administrative leave. I mean, it doesn't get any better than that, right?

His board (which was present at the party) voted to put him on paid administrative leave for his last hour of employment before he retired.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (I2/tG)

322 is she that fat little troll with the soccerball-looking head?
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She is tiny with rodent like features.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (NsE9F)

323 "I'd guess that she is rather handy with a penis. "

She posted on her media "Who do I have to f*ck to become rich and powerful?"

Precisely the type of person who should be neither...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (jTmQV)

324 312 Milo.

/mic drop
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (oHd/0)

========

That's a good example. Went from absolute rock star to untouchable overnight.

Because he said that he liked being groomed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (LvTSG)

325 They asked her to stay in because they are not shutting down the board, they are likely renaming it and will just run it without telling the public. Hide the funding in another department like "The happy fun internet totally not censorship board"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (ecthb)

326 I am sure that the pause is only temporary, while they come up with a new name and more bullshit.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (lKAqb)

327 I hate Fox. Emily Compagno was wearing her front zipper dress and the stupid chyron was blocking the view.

Posted by: wth at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (v0R5T)

328 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (LvTSG)


Not that I'm prescient but I knew Crenshaw was bad news when he sucked up to SNL. I'm sure others saw it too.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (oc1LF)

329 Quick, name a popular song from Russia. (Excluding The Pussies)

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (J8LnB)

330 296 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

If you look at her bio, she has experience at nothing other than being online, going to the right schools, and meeting the right people.
Posted by: WiNO at May 18, 2022 12:50 PM (EpDzw)

And I'd wager she can't fix her own computer...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (oHd/0)

331 180 Alinsky, you maleficent bastard -- we read your book!
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:25 PM (bRhj/)

fify

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (MFphb)

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Edit heartily approved, endorsed, & stolen!

"Thank you for your technical support ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (FUYrv)

332
Old Yellen is schmartz. She's also a Wall Street Goblin.
Posted by: Puddin Head

is she that fat little troll with the soccerball-looking head?
Posted by: DB


Sort of looks like a Golem
https://tinyurl.com/2mz6z7r2

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (63Dwl)

333 Least you think Nina Jankowicz had no accomplishments, behold her greatest achievement....

Her book: How To Lose The Information War

Nailed it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM

LOL. Well done. And she stuck the landing for sure. Learn to code Nina.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (HhM4+)

334 The problem with all of these apparatchiks is that they are fundamentally hollow.They are not even good at apparatchiking. The story of our government, really. Inability in everything.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (Vr12I)

335 "Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them."

In other words, the words that come out of her mouth don't matter, only that those that point it out are haters.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (ynpvh)

336 Small victory. Only delaying the operation. But a victory none the less.

Posted by: mikethemoose at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (EGFAM)

337 329 Quick, name a popular song from Russia. (Excluding The Pussies)
Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (J8LnB)

1812 Overture?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (oHd/0)

338 Wait! She worked for Zelensy in Ukraine? First I heard of that. Why am I not surprised she has a link to that black hole of govt corruption.

Posted by: Ripley at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (MxEKc)

339 Volga Boatmen

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (jTmQV)

340 181 U.S. To Lift Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil Rather Than Drill More In America

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From each according to xis/xer ability; to each according to xis/xer need.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 12:37 PM (FVME7

This is the Barky/Kalorama junta's commemoration to their old dead buddy Hugo Chavez.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (Qhnrt)

341 Love that the Washington Post ran a picture showing Jankowicz working in the press room of -
Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential campaign in 2019.

Amazing how many of these little coincidences there are, isn't it?
Posted by: The Ministry Of Truth! at May 18, 2022 12:27 PM (I2/tG)

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You think there are clever people working at WaPo? They just think they are.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (Uaoku)

342 328 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:52 PM (LvTSG)


Not that I'm prescient but I knew Crenshaw was bad news when he sucked up to SNL. I'm sure others saw it too.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (oc1LF)

========

I think that was actually the height of his popularity. He went into the devil's den and came out looking reasonable to a lefty audience, based almost exclusively on his tone and ability to appeal to being nice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (LvTSG)

343 Hilarious. I was about 19 when I found out there was a Klondike ice cream bar. All I knew about was the place.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (5kI0z)


The fiancee said, "OMG THAT'S WHY THERE'S MOUNTAINS ON THE LABEL!"

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (ySQBZ)

344 I thought that Milo got dropped because he converted to Christianity and quit homosexual behavior.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (lKAqb)

345 290 They never even got to promote this on CNN+. I also believe CNN+ has found the only thing that was more short-lived than its existence.
Posted by: Slapweasel at May 18, 2022 12:49 PM (Ckg4U)

Slap!

Welcome to daywalking!

How are you?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (V6f9+)

346 "The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the Information War," her career also featured stints at multiple nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofits and included work that focused on strengthening democratic institutions. "

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WaPo must have fired all their editors, 'cause that is one tortured sentence!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (CAJOC)

347 Ministry of Disinformation will henceforth refer all offenders to the Ministry of Dismemberment.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (w9Wax)

348 Old Yellen is schmartz. She's also a Wall Street Goblin.
Posted by: Puddin Head

is she that fat little troll with the soccerball-looking head?
Posted by: DB

Sort of looks like a Golem
https://tinyurl.com/2mz6z7r2
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM

Yep. 👵

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (HhM4+)

349 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron. ...
Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (866n6)

This, here, I disagree with. What I WOULD disagree with is the presumption that a 50 or 60 year old Boomer would have the first fucking clue how to deal with Twitter and Facebook, etc. There are some jobs, especially tech based jobs, that a 33 year old would be far more experienced in than an older person, and would be more qualified to hold.

Not that I'm defending this specific person, she's a looney, but the broad statement that because a person is younger, they are unqualified on bleeding edge tech is incorrect.

Posted by: Goober at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (Hgvgt)

350 So we are in the Bailey phase of the motte and Bailey game?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (aMA7g)

351 just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being "paused,"
........

Don't worry. They'll be back with someone even worse.

Posted by: wth at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (v0R5T)

352 329 Quick, name a popular song from Russia. (Excluding The Pussies)

visoko by yulia savicheva has long been a favorite of mine. not certain about the transliteration there; can't type cyrillic into minx anymore

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (oY6Yp)

353 312 Our side is far from innocent in this sort of behavior, but I'm struggling to find a large scale example of us going from "angel" to "demon" on somebody. I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

Hmmm, interesting thought. I'd say a lot of what has happened in the past 20 years has been too slow on our part. One of the reasons the GOPe got so entrenched is that we did not notice the signs that our elected representatives were quislings. They have had us in their OODA loop for forever. We have reacted rather than throwing the bums out and wrecking them.

THIS is one of the big reasons I think the decision to 'work within' the GOP was a mistake. No. Burn it to the ground because you cannot reform the mindset of people who want to actively manipulate you instead of do what you want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (dNqv+)

354 334 The problem with all of these apparatchiks is that they are fundamentally hollow.They are not even good at apparatchiking. The story of our government, really. Inability in everything.

Posted by: kraken
----------------
Welcome to the situation of the Soviet Union in the 80's. We even had decaying oldsters leading our version of the Politburo and a compliant main stream press.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (Iq9dF)

355 How many US Government agencies have been closed in the last fifty years?

Hell I can only think of one in the last hundred.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (4TZI4)

356 Derp

The motte phase

Posted by: TexasDan at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (aMA7g)

357 Quick, name a popular song from Russia. (Excluding The Pussies)
Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:55 PM (J8LnB)
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Otchy chyornya?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (aaGzp)

358 Nina Jankowicz resigned! Woohoo!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (uWF4x)

359 They asked her to stay in because they are not shutting down the board, they are likely renaming it and will just run it without telling the public. Hide the funding in another department like "The happy fun internet totally not censorship board"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy



The Knowledge Governance Board, KGB for short.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (5kI0z)

360 319 I have a 30 yr old kid. He and his fiancee were shocked to find out that Klondike was a place not just an ice cream bar.
33 making any impt decision affecting others is stupid.

Posted by: dagny

Hilarious. I was about 19 when I found out there was a Klondike ice cream bar. All I knew about was the place.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (5kI0z)

Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (oHd/0)

361 Marco Rubio got a top federal medical official to admit that there are no long-term studies on the safety of transgender drugs for kids

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

Marco, now do covid vaccines.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (Uaoku)

362 Whoa. How to be a woman online? Wait a sec. I though nobody can define woman unless they are a biologist.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (3vQN0)

363 294. It is not solely financial. Take this post for instance. The federal government wanted to appoint an unelected person to regulate speech. Thats the definition of big government. There is a reason Biden, and others, are doing their best to link white shootings with terrorism.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (T6NRc)

364 Milo.

/mic drop
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:53 PM (oHd/0)

========

That's a good example. Went from absolute rock star to untouchable overnight.

----------

The TruCons somehow seem to have gotten Michelle Malkin canceled.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (FUYrv)

365 Not that I'm defending this specific person, she's a looney, but the broad statement that because a person is younger, they are unqualified on bleeding edge tech is incorrect.

Posted by: Goober at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (Hgvgt)

It wasn't about tech. It was about managing narratives and propaganda.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (SH2Zi)

366 Pause is disinformation.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (J8LnB)

367 >>>Hilarious. I was about 19 when I found out there was a Klondike ice cream bar. All I knew about was the place.

Is that when you found out what you would have to do for one?

Posted by: Blanco at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (BZQgK)

368 Mmmm. Klondike Mint Chocolate Chip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (dNqv+)

369 Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (oHd/0)

Yukon Cornelius.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (SH2Zi)

370 Posted by: Goober at May 18, 2022 12:57 PM (Hgvgt)

With age comes experience. Especially experience of mistakes. Just because it's tech related doesn't change that.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (oc1LF)

371 Which one?

The War Department?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (lKAqb)

372 13 Sorry, but "extensive experience" and "33 year old" is an oxymoron.
Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 12:20 PM (866n6)

Depends how long she's been prostituting herself.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (ynpvh)

373 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.

http://bitly.ws/rnhW

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (sWM8x)

374 Otchy chyornya?

https://youtu.be/r4EfFDISClQ

That was actually a popular song in the 30s, although not so funereal as in My Man Godfrey

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

375 Amazing how many of these little coincidences there are, isn't it?

Ukraine is the center of the Deep State universe. It's the damnedest thing. My eyes briefly bulged like Adam Schiff when I heard Scary Poppins was from there.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (ZGrMX)

376 How many US Government agencies have been closed in the last fifty years?

Hell I can only think of one in the last hundred.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes




I think the civil war pension agency closed.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (5kI0z)

377 355 How many US Government agencies have been closed in the last fifty years?

Hell I can only think of one in the last hundred.
Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (4TZI4)

How many US Gov Agencies STARTED under Repub Presidents in the last 75 years?

Pretty much all of them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (oHd/0)

378
"Thank you for your [technical] support ..."
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022


***
Which reminds me: Whatever happened to Bartles & Jaymes, anyway?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (txdEq)

379 Jankowicz got the Alinsky Treatment. Schadenfreude.

Posted by: kraken



hmm.... this gives me an idea..
My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening thru a cosmic vapor of invention...


we have to be the new Radicals

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (geLO8)

380 Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM

Yukon Cornelius.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (HhM4+)

381 Yukon Cornelius.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (SH2Zi)

Peppermint Miner!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (dNqv+)

382 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

I think they put her forward because she only cares about two things; the regime and her cats. Bitch ain’t got much else going on.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (i2v0M)

383 Quick, name a popular song from Russia. (Excluding The Pussies)

"Thank you, T-34"!

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=iHnKk1VbHBQ

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (I2/tG)

384 319 I have a 30 yr old kid. He and his fiancee were shocked to find out that Klondike was a place not just an ice cream bar.
33 making any impt decision affecting others is stupid.

Posted by: dagny

Hilarious. I was about 19 when I found out there was a Klondike ice cream bar. All I knew about was the place.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 12:54 PM (5kI0z)

Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?


I thought a Klondike was a Canadian lesbian.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (vvLKM)

385 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.


He's going scorched earth on Twitter committing fraud on both their investors and advertisers. They have a *lot* more to worry about than the merger agreement.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (ZGrMX)

386 Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (geLO

We already are.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (i2v0M)

387 340. Heard last night that the administration is temporarily lifting tariffs on … yep baby formula so we can import more. Abbot is importing formula from it s Ireland facility. I had no idea there was a trade war on Similac.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (kYAdq)

388 362 Whoa. How to be a woman online? Wait a sec. I though nobody can define woman unless they are a biologist.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (3vQN0)

I would make a comment about Pornhub and her being a woman on the internet in a new capacity. But that would be cruel.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (Vr12I)

389 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO

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

It is also Orwellian. It's not about the homeland or security.

Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (Uaoku)

390 A "wild stat" = the cable news company most likely to be harassed and muzzled, if not shut down by a secretive new DHS board (biggest US law enforcement agency) thought this was an important news story.


And again with this shock -- they made this announcement via a press release, did no public press conference or public introduction of Nina, no detailed interviews about what it was and how it would operate. How the hell were the citizens supposed to react to this huge, unexplained attempt to override the 1st Amendment?

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (866n6)

391 Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?

I thought a Klondike was a Canadian lesbian.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (vvLKM)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (dNqv+)

392 373 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.

http://bitly.ws/rnhW
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (sWM8x)

Not if they LIED to him about major problems with the company.... like how many fake accounts there are.

That opens a whole can of discovery, and whup ass from stock holders.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (oHd/0)

393 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.


Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis



If they misrepresented the numbers in a fraudulent manner, it doesn't matter what their lawyer says. I expect Musk to get a lower price per share, or walk with no penalty.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (5kI0z)

394 When your defense for something starts with the phrase "Unlike the 'Ministry of Truth' in George Orwell's '1984'", it might be time to ask "Are we the baddies?"

Posted by: Chuck C at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (hOAT3)

395 "Slap!
Welcome to daywalking!
How are you?
"
-Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM (V6f9+)

Still getting accustomed to a house without Dad, after sending him to an assisted living facility. Normal went out the window years ago, however.

...thanks for asking.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (Ckg4U)

396 This is gonna be like crt. It will exist, but it will be named something else, like the internet freedom department. And if anyone asks about it the msm will say how dare you? There is no censorship department, so there must not be any censorship. This is just right wing consistency theory stuff.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (3vQN0)

397 I thought a Klondike was a Canadian lesbian.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (vvLKM)

Not to be confused with Clowndikes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (SH2Zi)

398 "In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation..."

***

Oh, do fuck off, you tiresome children in adult bodies.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (wb1YC)

399 Our side is far from innocent in this sort of behavior, but I'm struggling to find a large scale example of us going from "angel" to "demon" on somebody. I guess the biggest example in the past decade would be Romney, and that's stretching it because a lot weren't huge fans of his to begin with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 18, 2022 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

We throw our own people in front of the train faster than Democrats could even imagine. Unfortunately it's usually for something minor that the Left has blown out of proportion,

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (oc1LF)

400 Welcome to the situation of the Soviet Union in the 80's. We even had decaying oldsters leading our version of the Politburo and a compliant main stream press.
Posted by: whig

I have People to pluck and trim Joe's eyebrows.

Posted by: Dr. DOCTOR Jill at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (b0ajG)

401 The Klondike is where all the Gaia raping gold miners go.

Posted by: Neon Jankowicz at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (v0R5T)

402 Wasn't Klondike the Miner in 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 12:58 PM (oHd/0)

Yukon Cornelius.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (SH2Zi)

My sister said her son's college team was playing a team that sounded like it was in Alaska but isn't. I thought a minute and saud, UCONN? (Although technically the Yukon isn't in Alaska, but I knew what she meant).

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (ySQBZ)

403 Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (866n6)

Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.

Yes, the most popular show on Cable news.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (oHd/0)

404 so even though she wrote a book on how to deal with pressure on the Internet, she didn't really know how to deal with pressure on the Internet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (5HBd1)

405 Norm didn't just go the wrong way on an important issue.

As soon as the Base criticized her, she pulled a GOPe and decided to attack *us* personally, as wanting to institute a "cancel culture" and therefore being hypocrites. Which is actually a well known leftist attack method.

Probably just a coincidence.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (rC60c)

406 we have to be the new Radicals

https://youtu.be/DL7-CKirWZE

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (vvLKM)

407 There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.

Musk alluded to the fact that Twitter had lied in its SEC filings about how many Twitter users were bots.

Could get ugly.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (I2/tG)

408

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley, has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

Ashley Biden, 40, was scheduled to travel to Central America with her mother, first lady Jill Biden, departing on Wednesday afternoon, but will no longer make the trip, the White House said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (63Dwl)

409 Noem

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (rC60c)

410 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.


Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis



If they misrepresented the numbers in a fraudulent manner, it doesn't matter what their lawyer says. I expect Musk to get a lower price per share, or walk with no penalty.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM

Yep, it's like putting an offer in on a house and then finding out the place has a condition the seller knew about and didn't disclose. the earnest money is refunded and the deal cancelled.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (HhM4+)

411
Men? Oh. Pause...

Posted by: Auspex at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (Xo3T0)

412 How'd you like to be the person who suggested hiring Jankowicz in the first place? Bet you are not going to any weekend cocktail parties for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (BFigT)

413 Slap!
Hugs. You're a good son. Dad needed more care than you could supply.
*hugs*

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (JK4IP)

414 This is gonna be like crt. It will exist, but it will be named something else, like the internet freedom department. And if anyone asks about it the msm will say how dare you? There is no censorship department, so there must not be any censorship. This is just right wing consistency theory stuff.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (3vQN0)


^ This

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (DRSnL)

415 Not to be confused with Clowndikes.
Posted by: Comrade flounder

THAT'S NOT FUNNY

Posted by: Dykes with interesting hair at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (b0ajG)

416 But within hours of news of her appointment, Jankowicz was thrust into the spotlight by the very forces she dedicated her career to combating.

What a heroine!. Instead of being the Disinformation Czar, she should be the star of her own Marvel Superheroine movie. Her superpowers consist of withering glances at men who challenge her and causing literal meltdowns by her singing about disinformation to the tune of supercalifragallistic. In fact, she can wear a Scary Poppins outfit with s shorter skirt, and her umbrella can have more gadgets than James Bond.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (Ut+C0)

417 "Within the small community of disinformation researchers, her work was well-regarded."

Damning with faint praise indeed.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (Zy9Yy)

418 Oh, do fuck off, you tiresome children in adult bodies.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (wb1YC)

It's passed time for a national conversation on common sense millennial control.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (SH2Zi)

419 397 I thought a Klondike was a Canadian lesbian.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (vvLKM)

Not to be confused with Clowndikes.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (SH2Zi)

/Starts to sing...

Send in the clowns... oh look, they're already hereeeeee

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (oHd/0)

420 THIS is one of the big reasons I think the decision to 'work within' the GOP was a mistake. No. Burn it to the ground because you cannot reform the mindset of people who want to actively manipulate you instead of do what you want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
----------------------
You have to take a systems approach and understand the GOP is merely a tool for what constitutionalists desire. Burning down the GOPe is fine as a standalone strategy to improve the GOP but the problem system wide is that doing that allows the Dems to run amok. It is as if we are a Social Democrat party during the late years of the Weimar Republic. The Social Democrats in Germany had a lot of problems but the rising opponents of Commies and Brownshirts were worse.

We are in the unenviable task of changing the transmission of the party as it is going down the road. The only way you get to trash the GOP first without massive repercussions is to repeal majoritarian first past the post elections to something like proportional representation. Even there, I think, you will find GOPe monkeying with elections themselves which is why party elders wanted Trump to go quietly.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (Iq9dF)

421 Lorentz's beef, distilled to accurate, non-inflammatory language, seems to be that Jankowicz's detractors engaged in a pattern of behavior previously known as "fair and frank debate"

Fair and frank to journalists is like sunlight to vampires.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (FVME7)

422 397 I thought a Klondike was a Canadian lesbian.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:00 PM (vvLKM)

Not to be confused with Clowndikes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (SH2Zi)

The dutch have lots of dikes.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (ynpvh)

423 Nina Jankowicz had the face of a man, and the voice of a woman. No idea about the rest.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (uWF4x)

424 DC consequences. If this were a casino, they'd chop your hands off.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (J8LnB)

425 Elon waived the due diligence period though so the deal could close quickly. It’s like buying a house and waving the inspection. You cant then complain the house had shitty plumbing and bail on the deal, without some penalty.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (3vQN0)

426 "The board was created to study best practices in combating the harmful effects of disinformation and to help DHS counter viral lies and propaganda that could threaten domestic security"

Bravo! DoublePlusGood show, old chap!

Posted by: O'Brien at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (hOAT3)

427 NOEM!!!!

Posted by: The Cheers Gang at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (aaGzp)

428 Yukon Cornelius.
Posted by: Comrade flounder

"Here's the man! And here's the Beast!"

It's funny the shit one remembers.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (Msys3)

429 Department of Misinformation: Aborted

Nina Yankmywitz: Aborted (and shredded, but first, Aborted)

Abortion is beautiful.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (MkuC5)

430 Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.

Yes, the most popular show on Cable news.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM

And that right there is censorship and exactly WHY they will keep finding ways to try to do so underhandedly. They just won't announce the next Stasi board.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (HhM4+)

431 >>so even though she wrote a book on how to deal with pressure on the Internet, she didn't really know how to deal with pressure on the Internet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau


Huzzah!

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (geLO8)

432 403 Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (866n6)

Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.
Yes, the most popular show on Cable news.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (oHd/0)


He didn't have the balls to show up on Tucker's show.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (ynpvh)

433 Florida has 22 million people. WTF can't smaller areas have in-person, immediate count, done that day, voting?

Posted by: Seems Legit





Florida doesn't have voting after the fact. Making up thousands of ballots takes time.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (5kI0z)

434 https://youtu.be/DL7-CKirWZE
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (vvLKM)
++++
Much worse:
https://youtu.be/zvvT2BMmrSA

Posted by: Kamala Harris, Ketanji Jackson, etc. at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (DU+/6)

435 The fiancee said, "OMG THAT'S WHY THERE'S MOUNTAINS ON THE LABEL!"
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:56 PM


*facepalm*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 01:06 PM (h6/n7)

436 You're looking at a mighty humble bumble

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 01:06 PM (geLO8)

437 Ugh. Sockoff.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 01:06 PM (DU+/6)

438 Nina Jankowicz had the face of a man, and the voice of a woman. No idea about the rest.
Posted by: 40 Miles North at May 18, 2022


***
That was Lola!

Posted by: The Kinks at May 18, 2022 01:06 PM (txdEq)

439 414 This is gonna be like crt. It will exist, but it will be named something else, like the internet freedom department. And if anyone asks about it the msm will say how dare you? There is no censorship department, so there must not be any censorship. This is just right wing consistency theory stuff.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (3vQN0)

^ This Posted by: Jordan61
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Like most things that 'conservatives' forget is that you must have constant vigilance and punishment to protect your political rights. Government itself does not view protecting people's rights generally as its job. You snooze, you lose.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:06 PM (Iq9dF)

440 Yukon Cornelius.
Posted by: Comrade flounder

"Here's the man! And here's the Beast!"

It's funny the shit one remembers.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM


Bumbles bounce!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (h6/n7)

441 416 But within hours of news of her appointment, Jankowicz was thrust into the spotlight by the very forces she dedicated her career to combating.

What a heroine!. Instead of being the Disinformation Czar, she should be the star of her own Marvel Superheroine movie. Her superpowers consist of withering glances at men who challenge her and causing literal meltdowns by her singing about disinformation to the tune of supercalifragallistic. In fact, she can wear a Scary Poppins outfit with s shorter skirt, and her umbrella can have more gadgets than James Bond.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (Ut+C0)

more gadgets than Inspector Gadget.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (ynpvh)

442 What a heroine!. Instead of being the Disinformation Czar, she should be the star of her own Marvel Superheroine movie. Her superpowers consist of withering glances at men who challenge her and causing literal meltdowns by her singing about disinformation to the tune of supercalifragallistic. In fact, she can wear a Scary Poppins outfit with s shorter skirt, and her umbrella can have more gadgets than James Bond.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM

You just gave Netflix or Disney their next new show.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (HhM4+)

443 Women are Scrhodinger's Gender.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (iOigv)

444 Ministry of Truth being "paused" = Going dark to work under the radar.


Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (gmo/4)

445 So Insty has a Mark Hemmingway tweet that references the "laughable Harry Potter crap" about Jancowicz. What's this?

Posted by: Iris at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (DibdT)

446 Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (Iq9dF)

With your Nic, that an interesting outlook.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (oHd/0)

447 Even there, I think, you will find GOPe monkeying with elections themselves which is why party elders wanted Trump to go quietly.
Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (Iq9dF)

The problem is we have no control over that system (I am primarily talking about the unelected portions.) If we did we could go in and fore all of the consultants and so forth that these jack offs use (Steve Schmidt is a perfect example.) When you are trying to change a culture, removing the cancer is key (or at least the worst parts of it in order to show you are serious.) Even by primarying people, we are not affecting that part of the system we want to change.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (dNqv+)

448 ugh Chris Wallace got a new gig at CNN

Posted by: Black Orchid at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (w0NJk)

449 The DHS was a mistake
should have been strangled in the crib
Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 12:28 PM (geLO

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It is also Orwellian. It's not about the homeland or security.
Posted by: President Select Decaf at May 18, 2022 01:01 PM (Uaoku)

Ostensibly it was because of the incompetence of communication between departments that could have prevented 9/11. You are correct the name is Orwellian and that others always intended to use it for other purposes. They took advantage of the ' never let a crisis go to waste' theory.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (oc1LF)

450 You just gave Netflix or Disney their next new show.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (HhM4+)
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They've already got She-Hulk.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (aaGzp)

451 Yukon Cornelius.
Posted by: Comrade flounder

"Here's the man! And here's the Beast!"

It's funny the shit one remembers.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM

Bumbles bounce!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM

Waaa Hooooo!... Nuttin...

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (HhM4+)

452 That "Formerly Virginian" was first is disinformation. I was clearly first.

Posted by: CtHillary, dead but dreaming at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (zSyrn)

453 Oh right, Schumer is demanding Fox fire Tucker.

And who here thinks Nina would not do the same thing, and pretty quickly?

But yes, how "wild" Fox is concerned about this new DHS
speech and media police board

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (866n6)

454 She is like an alien that is pretending to be an Earthling.

Also she has twice as many teeth.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (J8LnB)

455 373 Twitter's board says they intend to "close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement" on Elon Musk.

There's a $1B break-up penalty, which I knew about, but this article says Twitter could go to court and force Musk to abide by the original deal.

http://bitly.ws/rnhW
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 18, 2022 12:59 PM (sWM8x)

To be honest, Musk needs to go ahead and buy it, expose the fraud, sue the former board, fire 90+% of the employees, then make it into a true free-speech platform and make some money.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (Qhnrt)

456 As soon as " government" became a coveted job instead of a duty, the end began.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (Vr12I)

457 Much worse:
https://youtu.be/zvvT2BMmrSA


Never understood the urge to remake songs that sucked in the first place.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (vvLKM)

458 Nina Jankowicz had the face of a man, and the voice of a woman. No idea about the rest.
Posted by: 40 Miles North at May 18, 2022


***

I would be afraid to see. I am however more than certain she can bite through rebar with that jaw.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (wb1YC)

459 Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.

Schumer also refused to appear on Tucker's show, because he's a coward.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (ZGrMX)

460 As soon as the Base criticized her, she pulled a GOPe and decided to attack *us* personally, as wanting to institute a "cancel culture" and therefore being hypocrites. Which is actually a well known leftist attack method.

Probably just a coincidence.

Posted by: ...
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Reportedly she is now trying to purge the legislature of GOP political opponents in the primaries. Just like GOPe anywhere does.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (Iq9dF)

461 >>> So Insty has a Mark Hemmingway tweet that references the "laughable Harry Potter crap" about Jancowicz. What's this?
Posted by: Iris at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (DibdT)


Jancowicz was in some kind of HP cosplay theater group. Whatever that is. Sounds like NRO's twitter feed.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (qsj+f)

462 443 Women are Scrhodinger's Gender.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (iOigv)

I know how to tell.--Crocodile Dundee

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (ynpvh)

463 You just gave Netflix or Disney their next new show.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (HhM4+)

Was looking for something to watch on Amazon Prime last night, and noticed a WHOLE SLEW of Disney movies are suddenly available to buy online in the bargain bin.

Things that had been reserved for the Disney online channel... I think they are in serious trouble.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (oHd/0)

464 ou just gave Netflix or Disney their next new show.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (HhM4+)
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They've already got She-Hulk.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM

Srsly? Yikes. Don't make Nina mad! She'll tweet at you! Meet her new thought crime fighting partner, Taylor Lorenz!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (HhM4+)

465 How dare anyone look at the past public statements of a public official! It's not like she is worthy of scrutiny such as, say, someone raising a million bucks for a children's hospital in Iowa after his sign asking for beer money goes viral.

Posted by: alexthechick at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (0D3xw)

466 That middle section about how the Jankowicz episode is a "prime example" of how the right wing punches, seizes, and crafts narratives is so... so... breathtakingly obtuse and full of projection, it's hard to believe any sane person could utter the words.

Then again, it was written by Taylor Lorenz.

Posted by: red speck at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (gS3OW)

467 Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.

Yes, the most popular show on Cable news.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM

And that right there is censorship and exactly WHY they will keep finding ways to try to do so underhandedly. They just won't announce the next Stasi board.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:05 PM (HhM4+)
***
Does that idiot have any grasp of just how foolish that makes him look?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (anj39)

468 France counted all their ballots in a few hours. In America it takes a few weeks.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (3vQN0)

469 I'm shocked...this may be the first time this fascist adminstration has blinked before public pressure. Biden's puppeteers DGAF about anything except the next insult to America

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (OuH7W)

470 But within hours of news of her appointment, Jankowicz was thrust into the spotlight by the very forces she dedicated her career to combating.

They should have professionally scrubbed Jankowicz's social media history first, like they did with Christine Blasey Ford's social media history.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (I2/tG)

471 Elon waived the due diligence period though so the deal could close quickly. It’s like buying a house and waving the inspection. You cant then complain the house had shitty plumbing and bail on the deal, without some penalty.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (3vQN0)

Who do you think has whom on a hook? They don't want to know how many bots are in the system.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (44ww/)

472 How many Republicans are in office due to fraud in primaries or somewhere else along the way. The answer will SHOCK you.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (iOigv)

473 In fact, she can wear a Scary Poppins outfit with s shorter skirt, and her umbrella can have more gadgets than James Bond.

***

I'm willing to bet her bedside table already has that.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (wb1YC)

474 I thought she was in an HP Tribute Band? Singing Myrtles?


Read another fucking book!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (dNqv+)

475 Never understood the urge to remake songs that sucked in the first place.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (vvLKM)
++++
At least the original was upbeat and fun instead of yet another ponderous, downtrodden breathy hipster musical malaise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (DU+/6)

476 So, I guess the upshot of the whole affair is that conservatives are just mean to girls. Or some damned thing.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (okGHj)

477 As soon as " government" became a coveted job instead of a duty, the end began.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (Vr12I)

Make Public Servants Servants Again.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (SH2Zi)

478 Was looking for something to watch on Amazon Prime last night, and noticed a WHOLE SLEW of Disney movies are suddenly available to buy online in the bargain bin.

Things that had been reserved for the Disney online channel... I think they are in serious trouble.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM

My kids had it for a while but we cut the mouses tail.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (HhM4+)

479 457 Much worse:
https://youtu.be/zvvT2BMmrSA

Never understood the urge to remake songs that sucked in the first place.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (vvLKM)

Maybe it's like Communism: They believe it just wasn't done right.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (ynpvh)

480 ugh Chris Wallace got a new gig at CNN

His career hasn't escaped the event horizon of suck if he's still on CNN.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (vvLKM)

481 Reportedly she is now trying to purge the legislature of GOP political opponents in the primaries. Just like GOPe anywhere does.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (Iq9dF)

I hadn't even seen this before I wrote 472. This is why Republicans won't speak up about fraud. Many have it in their past.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (iOigv)

482 You mean Klondike is a real place, not just an imaginary one like Middle Earth or Utah?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (FVME7)

483 Elon waived the due diligence period though so the deal could close quickly. It’s like buying a house and waving the inspection. You cant then complain the house had shitty plumbing and bail on the deal, without some penalty.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM (3vQN0)

Yes you can if the sellers didn't disclose they had shitty plumbing when asked and there is evidence they did. That's part of the contract beyond an inspection.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (oc1LF)

484 Elon waived the due diligence period though so the deal could close quickly. It’s like buying a house and waving the inspection. You cant then complain the house had shitty plumbing and bail on the deal, without some penalty.

There may be a difference between (1) you waived inspection, so you bought it as-is, and (2) you waived inspection, so any affirmative fraud is waived too. Don't know, but those seem fairly different on their face.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (ppBhU)

485 Millennials and Harry Potter are like boomers and the Beatles. I don’t get it and I will never get it.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (3vQN0)

486 Biden's fasch regime:

fuck up Afghanistan: drone a family of 8.
fuck up the economy: hey let's print more money
fuck up the border: "impeach me, fuck you."
fuck up the ports: blames putin
fuck up the gas: blames putin, shuts down more gas leases
fuck up the crime: blames 1/6

you go to hand it to the manchurian candidate, he don't care.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (OuH7W)

487 You mean Klondike is a real place, not just an imaginary one like Middle Earth or Utah?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (FVME7)


Or Rhode Island?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (DRSnL)

488 Musk needs to go ahead and buy it, expose the fraud, sue the former board, fire 90+% of the employees, then make it into a true free-speech platform and make some money.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacon



From what I understand, about 80% of their employees are working censorship and cancelling, so that would not be difficult.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (5kI0z)

489 ugh Chris Wallace got a new gig at CNN


All part of CNN's strategic move back to the center.

s/

Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (anj39)

490 I still can't believe that a story about journalists using someone's social media posts to embarrass and cancel them is written by Taylor Lorenz. That's like hiring Madonna to write about how DOCTOR JILL dresses like a 25 year old slut in spite of being AARP age.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (ZGrMX)

491 Does that idiot have any grasp of just how foolish that makes him look?
Posted by: Diogenes at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (anj39)

He's made a career out of being a idiot.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (okGHj)

492 ...cut the mouses tail.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (HhM4+)

[smiles wanly, squints eyes]

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (MkuC5)

493 Musk also retweeted the undercover video of the Twitter employee denouncing Musk.

Somebody is going to be looking for a new job...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (I2/tG)

494 477 As soon as " government" became a coveted job instead of a duty, the end began.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM (Vr12I)

Make Public Servants Servants Again.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:10 PM (SH2Zi)

Yep. Their gigs are just too damned desirable ( read - lucrative ). Do away with the perks.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (Vr12I)

495 487 You mean Klondike is a real place, not just an imaginary one like Middle Earth or Utah?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (FVME7)

Or Rhode Island?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (DRSnL)

Australia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (dNqv+)

496 468 France counted all their ballots in a few hours. In America it takes a few weeks.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (3vQN0)

That's because the Dems need to add the *right* number of ballots to get the desired result.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (ynpvh)

497 Never understood the urge to remake songs that sucked in the first place.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:08 PM

How about 98 Luftballons?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (HhM4+)

498 They should have professionally scrubbed Jankowicz's social media history first, like they did with Christine Blasey Ford's social media history.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:09 PM (I2/tG)

What do you expect from a bunch of incompetent drones and diversity hires?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (SH2Zi)

499 I'm shocked...this may be the first time this fascist adminstration has blinked before public pressure.

That suggests the opposition was far more than "right wing pouncing". The Biden administration has no concern whatsoever for what anyone on the right or Democrat Party has to say. They were being attacked by the left and democrats had concerns, and that's why they backed off of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

500 The problem is we have no control over that system (I am primarily talking about the unelected portions.) If we did we could go in and fore all of the consultants and so forth that these jack offs use (Steve Schmidt is a perfect example.) When you are trying to change a culture, removing the cancer is key (or at least the worst parts of it in order to show you are serious.) Even by primarying people, we are not affecting that part of the system we want to change.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Well Stevie has his generational wealth from the Lincoln project but that is now poisonous to even Dems after the backfiring on the the Youngkin smear. The problem itself is education of young people and the attitudes of the wealthy donors which creates the rotten culture of the GOPe consultants, candidates, and party apparatus. Plus there is the fact that far too many people want someone else to bell the cat. NaClyDog is one of the rare exceptions in that he is a public official doing the good work. But notice many of the greatest critics here never mention taking voters to the polls, educating people that they associate with, being a precinct member, etc.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (Iq9dF)

501 Things that had been reserved for the Disney online channel... I think they are in serious trouble.
Posted by: Romeo13



If you happen to own any DIS, sell now. Take the haircut instead of the crewcut.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (5kI0z)

502 How about 98 Luftballons?

Did one pop?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (vvLKM)

503 How about 98 Luftballons?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (HhM4+)
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You're one luftballon short.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (aaGzp)

504 someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation...
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You said it not us.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (iOigv)

505 how DOCTOR JILL dresses like a 25 year old slut in spite of being AARP age.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (ZGrMX)

Looking at the various dresses she chooses, I'd say she is less dressed than upholstered.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (okGHj)

506 485 Millennials and Harry Potter are like boomers and the Beatles. I don’t get it and I will never get it.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (3vQN0)

They fulfill a need, Joe. When that is identified, it is a powrful tool/weapon for influence.Always.

Posted by: kraken at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (Vr12I)

507 All part of CNN's strategic move back to the center.

Discovery hasn't taken over fully yet. We'll see if they make changes when they have the actual power to make them happen

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (KZzsI)

508 I still can't believe that a story about journalists using someone's social media posts to embarrass and cancel them is written by Taylor Lorenz. That's like hiring Madonna to write about how DOCTOR JILL dresses like a 25 year old slut in spite of being AARP age.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM

Did I read correctly the other day that MuhDuhna is selling a replica of her hoo ha?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (HhM4+)

509 There may be a difference between (1) you waived inspection, so you bought it as-is, and (2) you waived inspection, so any affirmative fraud is waived too.

Twitter's management formally attested to the truthfulness of the statements in their SEC filings.

If they lied about that, it is fraud.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (I2/tG)

510

I want to thank that asshole GW Bush for this stupid fucking DHS bullshit.

Great Merican.

Guaranteed they are merely regrouping, drooling asshole Joe wants this badly.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (XnbJC)

511 Every time I look at Harry Potter, I am grateful I had the LoTR novels as a kid. Hell the fans ought to graduate to Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams before they finish high school.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (44ww/)

512 lotta retirees posting here during the day, I gather.

Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (nZP+D)

513 and force Musk to abide by the original deal

The original deal included their SEC filings which estimated bots at 5%. Tw@tter fvcked with the bull and will be getting the horns one way or the other.

Posted by: Squid at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (qy6Ot)

514 Chuck Shumer sent a letter to Fox News, saying they need to shut down Tucker Carlson's show.

Yes, the most popular show on Cable news.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:02 PM (oHd/0)

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Tucker is the new El Rushbo.

El Taco?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (f48c3)

515 Then what’s the point of due diligence period if you can just waive it but still have the protection?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (3vQN0)

516 Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them.

These people are so tone deaf it's almost risible in a black kind of way, Whoops!! Am I allowed to use the word "black" if it's not entirely complimentary?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (Ut+C0)

517 Ashley Biden, 40, was scheduled to travel to Central America with her mother, first lady Jill Biden, departing on Wednesday afternoon, but will no longer make the trip, the White House said.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (63Dwl)


Going to Costa Rica for some cheap plastic surgery?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (DRSnL)

518 How about 98 Luftballons?

Did one pop?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (vvLKM)

503 How about 98 Luftballons?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (HhM4+)
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You're one luftballon short.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM

Sarcasm folks.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (HhM4+)

519 The Biden administration has no concern whatsoever for what anyone on the right or Democrat Party has to say. They were being attacked by the left and democrats had concerns, and that's why they backed off of it.

The left on Twitter was, to use Chappelle's phrasing, strangely quiet about Scary Poppins. I didn't see any of them try to defend her or the Disinformation Governance Board, and a lot of the anti-establishment lefties actively joined in mocking her.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (ZGrMX)

520 Like how the DHS spokesman gets all huffy ("vile and personal attacks") about people online noticing Janky is a theater kid nutter, but, per Psaki and co., actual physical mobs gathering outside Supreme Court justices' houses before a ruling is handed down is just part of the great hurly-burly of democracy in action.

Posted by: Match Checksout at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (dYe5S)

521 How about 98 Luftballons?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM


99 Luft ballons > 98 Luftballons

Posted by: Nena at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM (hOAT3)

522 Nina Jankowicz had the face of a man, and the voice of a woman. No idea about the rest.
Posted by: 40 Miles North at May 18, 2022


She's Gorgo. A Gorgon.


We need a Perseus.


Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (gmo/4)

523 But notice many of the greatest critics here never mention taking voters to the polls, educating people that they associate with, being a precinct member, etc.
Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (Iq9dF)

Valid. Still like my cleansing fire prescription.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (dNqv+)

524 * El Tuco ... damn auto-cucumber.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (f48c3)

525 lotta retirees posting here during the day, I gather.
Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (nZP+D)


I'm a slacker, not a retiree.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (DRSnL)

526 I can't remember the 4th of the four life sustaining things from Yukon Cornelius

Ham hocks
Gunpowder
Guitar strings
And
Dammit!!!!!! What is it?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (oEMAv)

527 503 How about 98 Luftballons?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (HhM4+)
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You're one luftballon short.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (aaGzp)

Well, it has been almost 40 years, so some luftbalons were certainly at risk.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (ynpvh)

528 Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (nZP+D

Congratulations on your retirement!. I work part time, but thanks for your interest.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (Ut+C0)

529 Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them.
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More projection than a Super Imax.

Posted by: ... at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (iOigv)

530 Ashley Biden, 40, was scheduled to travel to Central America with her mother, first lady Jill Biden, departing on Wednesday afternoon, but will no longer make the trip, the White House said.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 18, 2022 01:03 PM (63Dwl)

Going to Costa Rica for some cheap plastic surgery?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 18, 2022 01:15 PM

She wants to stay home and do some coke and bang Hunter.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (HhM4+)

531 >Or Rhode Island?

Posted by: Jordan61


it's not really an island!

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (geLO8)

532 Over on the Fox News show "Outnumbered", they were attacking Dr. Jordan Peterson for quitting Twitter after the backlash from his tweet about the Sports Illustrated cover.

His tweet was along the lines of "No. She is not beautiful..."

OMG. That was a horrible nasty thing for him to write. Just happens to be true.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (lKAqb)

533 Did I read correctly the other day that MuhDuhna is selling a replica of her hoo ha?

Yes. And she's also selling art of a tree growing out of her hoo ha.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

534 Gorgo? The wife of King Leonidas of Sparta?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (dNqv+)

535 I can't remember the 4th of the four life sustaining things from Yukon Cornelius

Ham hocks
Gunpowder
Guitar strings
And
Dammit!!!!!! What is it?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 18, 2022 01:16 PM (oEMAv)

Boobs?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (SH2Zi)

536 ...and Providence Plantations."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (lKAqb)

537 I saw Sarcasm Folks open for the Village People at MSG in '82.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (aaGzp)

538
nood BLM

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (+OVL6)

539 far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations

Isn't that pretty much an Alinsky rule restated?

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

540 511 Every time I look at Harry Potter, I am grateful I had the LoTR novels as a kid. Hell the fans ought to graduate to Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams before they finish high school.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (44ww/)

Yeah... Harry Potter vs. Tarl Cabot of Gor...

Oh... wait...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (oHd/0)

541 My 98 Luftballons was an attempt at humor. Albeit a poor result.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (HhM4+)

542 You mean Klondike is a real place, not just an imaginary one like Middle Earth or Utah?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 18, 2022 01:11 PM (FVME7)
........

yes, and Tony Beets is king apparently.

Posted by: wth at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (v0R5T)

543 You're one luftballon short.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM


Nina Jankowicz is one Luftballoon short alright.

Posted by: Archer at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (gmo/4)

544 Dammit, flounder,
NO

BAD FLOUNDER!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (oEMAv)

545 Then what’s the point of due diligence period if you can just waive it but still have the protection?

See my comment 513.

Posted by: Squid at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (qy6Ot)

546 cornmeal

Posted by: DB at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (geLO8)

547 Afternoon, Ace.
I'm sure you already know; but over at Breitbart, John Nolte gave you a hat tip and linked one of your posts regarding Netflix firing a huge number of its woketards.

Posted by: Bach in Black at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (7ubmG)

548 NEW THREAD you reprobates

Posted by: kallisto at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (DJFLF)

549 Over on the Fox News show "Outnumbered", they were attacking Dr. Jordan Peterson for quitting Twitter after the backlash from his tweet about the Sports Illustrated cover.

***

Just more of that super conservatism Fox is known for.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (wb1YC)

550 533 Did I read correctly the other day that MuhDuhna is selling a replica of her hoo ha?

Yes. And she's also selling art of a tree growing out of her hoo ha.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

Must be cavernous

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (ynpvh)

551 Yes. And she's also selling art of a tree growing out of her hoo ha.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 18, 2022 01:17 PM

Would not bang or hang.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (HhM4+)

552 That suggests the opposition was far more than "right wing pouncing". The Biden administration has no concern whatsoever for what anyone on the right or Democrat Party has to say. They were being attacked by the left and democrats had concerns, and that's why they backed off of it.

Speculation: What happened was that someone relatively low-level selected her for this post or promoted her for this position, being that the oldsters in the admin know little about the Internet or its personalities. And then her Internet history became public and the oldsters did not want to waste time and energy defending her level of crazy. Kind of like when the Gore (or was it Edwards) campaign hired Amanda Marcotte, and then her level of crazy quickly became public (more public) and she got jettisoned.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (ppBhU)

553 "North to Alaska"

Capucine

Bunk.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (lKAqb)

554 541 My 98 Luftballons was an attempt at humor. Albeit a poor result.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:18 PM (HhM4+)

Like 99 bottles of beer?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (ynpvh)

555 more gadgets than Inspector Gadget.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:07 PM (ynpvh

He's a little after my time, but yes!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (Ut+C0)

556 Did SI put on another tranny cover?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (3vQN0)

557 Nood - more BLM money-spending scams.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (Rl7KJ)

558 touched a nerve, I gather.

Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (nZP+D)

559 556 Did SI put on another tranny cover?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:19 PM (3vQN0)

I think it was a ton of fun cover

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (ynpvh)

560 They were being attacked by the left and democrats had concerns, and that's why they backed off of it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 18, 2022 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

Naw.

"When danger reared it's ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled."

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (MkuC5)

561 I hadn't even seen this before I wrote 472. This is why Republicans won't speak up about fraud. Many have it in their past.

Posted by: ...
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The orchestrated bi partisan hits on Cawthorn in NC, Roy Moore in AL, and before that Tea Party candidates in 2010, were designed to ward off future challenges. Particularly Republican senators have not believed in conservatism since Taft was leader of the GOP in the Senate. That also goes for many of the GOP governors. All have learned that the path to personal riches lies by getting in bed with companies and wealthy donors and ignoring their base. Thus, the GOPe is perfectly content with being the stop of the Dems consistent racheting of social and economic policies to the left.

Posted by: whig at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (Iq9dF)

562 "503 How about 98 Luftballons?
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 18, 2022 01:12 PM (HhM4+)"

99 Luftballons was originally made by a German group, in German, and they also had an English version, IIRC.

It wasn't a remake by another band.

Posted by: Scott_T at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (2waQ7)

563 Ham hocks
Gunpowder
Guitar strings
And
Dammit!!!!!! What is it?

Posted by: nurse ratched

Cornmeal

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 18, 2022 01:21 PM (w9Wax)

564 And I have never heard the term "right wing influencer". Influencer is their term not ours.

And two, Boomers helped created the internet and a lot of the computer stuff you use. Some of us still work in the industry.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 18, 2022 01:21 PM (5HBd1)

565 512 lotta retirees posting here during the day, I gather.

Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:14 PM (nZP+D)

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You'd be surprised at how many of us are working (in my case, independent contractor and merely driving). Don't know how the others do it ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 18, 2022 01:21 PM (f48c3)

566 53 "then how do you decide what is 'disinformation', unless you are declaring something to be untrue"

Easy. It can be true but undesirable, or untrue but desirable. So the Board is really just saying how well aligned something is with what the government WANTS, and the tech giants correct as required. Isn't that what they're for?
/s just in case

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 18, 2022 01:22 PM (4OVxK)

567 99 Red Russian MiGs in the air
99 Red Russian MiGs
Splash one jet
Make the rest fret
98 Red Russian MiGs in the air

Posted by: Ghost of Endor at May 18, 2022 01:22 PM (h5TKJ)

568 What a lamentable circumstance when there is no President or functional government to interact with, merely a charade.

Our actual government, unique in history, has been reduced to a travesty.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 18, 2022 01:23 PM (KATBx)

569 Those familiar with the board's inner workings, including DHS employees and Capitol Hill staffers, along with experts on disinformation, say Jankowicz was set up to fail by an administration that was unsure of its messaging and unprepared to counteract a coordinated online campaign against her.

Poor widdle thing. Had an entire Presidential administration set her up to fail. When clearly she is a winner! LOOK AT ALL THE TROPHIES!!!!

Posted by: blaster at May 18, 2022 01:24 PM (9otr5)

570 You'd be surprised at how many of us are working (in my case, independent contractor and merely driving). Don't know how the others do it ...

Yeah, honestly, I posted more before I retired. Lunchtime… breakfast… second breakfast.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 18, 2022 01:24 PM (U+Oxn)

571 408

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley, has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

Ashley Biden, 40, was scheduled to travel to Central America with her mother, first lady Jill Biden, departing on Wednesday afternoon, but will no longer make the trip, the White House said.
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Great opportunity for showers at the WH, what with Jill out of the house.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 18, 2022 01:24 PM (NsE9F)

572 Mark I just saw your email. I honestly don't pay much attention to it. I sent you a response.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 18, 2022 01:32 PM (nO0JJ)

573 During the 2016 election there was an internet meme going around that you could vote by text message. "Text HILLARY to (555)555-0001 to vote for Hillary Clinton, text DONALD to (555)555-0002 to vote for Donald Trump" or something like that. Trump's people thought that was funny, Clinton's people didn't and complained people could try to vote like that. Trump's people were laughing because they weren't dumb enough to fall for that and they thought Clinton's people were. Clinton's people KNEW their people were dumb enough to fall for that, hence the butthurt. Part of Jankowicz's job was going to be standing on a streetcorner in Oakland with a bullhorn telling Biden's people not to fall for that.

Posted by: hurricane567 at May 18, 2022 01:34 PM (LJVc4)

574 touched a nerve, I gather.
Posted by: escuincle at May 18, 2022 01:20 PM (nZP

Not at all. I was kidding about working part time. I'm actually the fabulously wealthy illegitimate daughter of one of the Duponts, and ASHQ is my hobby.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 18, 2022 01:49 PM (BOmA6)

575 Great memes post-Ministry of Truth here: https://nitter.net/MidnightMitch

Posted by: Coki at May 18, 2022 01:50 PM (Vur9W)

576 " where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking "
What, they thought that conservatives wouldn't read Rules for Radicals? "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. " - Rules For Radicals. Hmm, works both ways; you won't like living under your new rules, lefties.

Posted by: Rick Yarnell at May 18, 2022 02:06 PM (WlkuX)

577 This word "abolition", I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: a.moron at May 18, 2022 02:11 PM (tu3iY)

578 "Unchecked misrepresentations of her work"? Taylor do you mean that those right wing bigots replayed videos that Ms. Jankowicz had made and distributed? And when that happened folks looked at the videos and said, "That's one crazy dingbat". Is that you mean, you silly doofus with a byline?

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at May 18, 2022 02:12 PM (K57hO)

579 >>>Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being "paused

Scalp!

Posted by: m at May 18, 2022 02:15 PM (4vwwZ)

580 neither the board nor Jankowicz had any power or ability to declare what is true or false, or compel Internet providers, social media platforms or public schools to take action against certain types of speech. In fact, the board itself had no power or authority to make any operational decisions.

So, what is it you'd say you do here? Walk us through your day.

Posted by: The Two Bobs at May 18, 2022 02:17 PM (4I/2K)

581 Lol, didn't even last as long as CNN+

Posted by: kalel666 at May 18, 2022 02:25 PM (L5lcX)

582 Elon waived the due diligence period though so the deal could close quickly. It’s like buying a house and waving the inspection. You cant then complain the house had shitty plumbing and bail on the deal, without some penalty.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at May 18, 2022 01:04 PM

No. Musk's waiver of the due diligence period is irrelevant. Twitter made their statement about the percentage of bots in SEC filings before any offer was made. If the statement was knowingly false and material to the value of the company (which obviously it is) Musk has grounds to walk away.

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 18, 2022 02:25 PM (mQtYb)

583 >>>followers quickly sprung into action

sprung-->sprang
WaPo trash

Posted by: m at May 18, 2022 02:27 PM (4vwwZ)

584
In fact, the board itself had no power or authority to make any operational decisions.


Not at first, perhaps, but you can bet your bottom dollar that eventually it would be festooned with such power and authority.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 18, 2022 02:28 PM (PKmbX)

585 With all that Pouncing, maybe they need to start calling us Tiger Republicans.

Posted by: Another Anon at May 18, 2022 02:44 PM (97xH2)

586 Working but my job involves talking on the phone, which I still can't do. I just keep up with what I can.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at May 18, 2022 03:09 PM (5HBd1)

587 Seizing and pouncing.

Republicans are to Disinformation Governance Board as Mrs. Jonah Goldberg is to not-Jonah Winky.

Posted by: Mozam at May 18, 2022 04:00 PM (ea+OK)

588 Where should I send my resume for this opening?

Posted by: Taylor Lorenz at May 18, 2022 04:12 PM (fOqC3)

589 281 She is 33. She doesn't have extensive experience in anything.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 18, 2022 12:47 PM (ySQBZ)

Relatively meteoric rise to the top of government? I'd guess that she is rather handy with a penis.

Guess who looks like a frontrunner for Vice-President material.

Posted by: River Commander at May 18, 2022 04:22 PM (2graF)

590 "Jankowicz's experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them."

Just like Alinsky taught us. Thank you, Saul!

Posted by: go get your fuckin shine box at May 18, 2022 05:28 PM (WusEB)

591 @589

Looking at her images, I doubt she's handy with a penis or anything else, although I do believe she's married--to a man. Poor bastard.

Posted by: go get your fuckin shine box at May 18, 2022 05:30 PM (WusEB)

592 Ƅookmɑrked!!, I love yߋur website!

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