AP: Weird, There Are Fewer Cops and People Are Having to Wait for Life-Saving Assistance.
There Can Only Be One Explanation: The Shortages in Police Must be Due to... COVID

Nailed it, AP. It's covid -- not your own campaigning to "Defund the Police," and painting targets on cops' backs so that anyone who can retire, has retired.

Oh, I forgot: It's not just covid.

It's also due to the "tight labor market" caused by Biden's Miracle Economy. See, cops left policing to pursue career opportunities in Green Technologies, I guess.

The AP briefly alludes to "disillusionment" following George Floyd's murder. For some reason -- I'll leave it to you to figure out why -- they refuse to mention the "Defund the Police" movement, and instead use the bizarre word-replacement, "calls to divest from policing."

They just can't bear to say "Defund the Police" caused this, so they come up with other words to euphemize it.

And then they turn to blaming the lack of cops on covid and Biden's Super Economy instead of themselves.

The AP then also denies that the George Floyd riots and the police pullback demanded by the AP and their leftwing pals had anything to do with the soaring crime rates.

Those, too, are caused by... covid.

Five years after Brian Spaulding's parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies.

The detective assigned to investigate the death of Spaulding -- a chiropractic assistant who didn't do drugs, wasn't in a gang and lived close to the house where he was born -- left in 2020 in a wave of retirements and the detective assigned to it now is swamped with fresh cases after Portland's homicide rate surged 207% since 2019.

"To us, it's not a cold case," said George Spaulding, who has his son's signature tattooed on his arm. "We're not dissatisfied with the Police Bureau because I think they're doing the best they can," he said. "They are just overwhelmed. It's insane."

From Philadelphia to Portland to Los Angeles, killings and gun violence are rising at the same time officers worn out by the pandemic and disillusioned over the calls to divest from policing that followed George Floyd's murder are quitting or retiring faster than they can be replaced.

Departments are scrambling to recruit in a tight labor market and also rethinking what services they can provide and what role police should play in their communities. Many have shifted veteran officers to patrol, breaking up specialized teams built over decades in order to keep up with 911 calls.

Wow, so many reasons for the huge decline in police! With so many reasons to choose from, it would be irresponsible to single any one of them out as the main cause of blame!


"We're getting more calls for service and there are fewer people to answer them," said Philadelphia Police spokesperson Eric Gripp, whose department has been rotating employees from specialty units for short assignments to increase patrols. "This isn't just an issue in Philadelphia. Departments all over are down and recruitment has been difficult."

Why would recruitment be difficult? It used to be very hard to get a job as a cop, because there were so many applicants.

Why is it so hard now?

Just... covid and Biden's Miracle Non-Recessionary Economy, huh?


Los Angeles, which is down more than 650 officers from its pre-pandemic staffing level, shuttered its animal cruelty unit and downsized its human trafficking, narcotics and gun details and reduced its homeless outreach teams by 80%. Seattle recently announced $2 million in hiring bonuses and benefits to lure recruits amid a critical officer shortage that has hampered the investigation of serious crimes.

The pinch has led some cities to experiment to reduce strain on patrol officers.

Portland recently added unarmed "public support specialists" to take reports on things like vehicle break-ins and bike thefts, and in San Diego, licensed psychiatric clinicians go to mental health calls with officers.

"For me, I wonder, what the profession is going to be 20 years from now if we're having these challenges on a nationwide scale. Are we going to be able to recruit enough people to serve our cities?" asked Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell, whose force has lost 237 sworn officers through retirements or resignations since 2020.

Well, covid won't be a problem in 20 years, and one assumes Biden's Miracle Economy will have abated, so presumably, recruiting will be back up.

Right?

Portland logged a record 89 homicides last year -- roughly three times its historical average -- and is on pace to top that this year after already tallying more than 50.

Hey that's another possible factor -- now that leftwing mayors and Soros prosecutors have decriminalized crime and set all the criminals free, crime i soaring, and cops can't make a difference, even if they were staffed at their previous levels.

Maybe that accounts for the death-spiral causing them to quit: Their jobs consist of nothing but arresting the same people only to see them put back out on the street by a leftwing mayor and Soros DA within hours.

Nah. Probably just "worn out from the pandemic" and getting great jobs building Tesla charging stations.


A report completed for the city last month by the California Partnership for Safe Communities found it had the largest homicide rate increase among similarly sized cities and 75% of homicides in 2020 were by gun. The city has seen nearly 800 shootings this year.

That follows a national trend. While non-violent crime decreased during the pandemic, the murder rate increased nearly 30% in 2020 and the rate of assaults went up 10%, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

Ah, that's bullshit. Non-violent crime increased even more -- people just stopped reporting it, because cops stopped doing anything about it.

Crime has been decriminalized. You have to bother the police to even get them to take an interest in major crimes, let alone thefts.

It's unclear what's driving the surge...

It's "unclear." It's obviously due to the agenda we've been pushing for years and the leftwing Soros government we promote, so we'll say "it's unclear."

But, that said, all this crime is due to covid and guns.

...but COVID-19 created huge social disruption and upended government and community support systems. Gun sales also spiked during the pandemic.

Legal gun sales spiked? Oh, and it's... legal guns being used in these gangbanger murders, huh?

Experts say widely cited theories that violent crime is worse in places that changed policing tactics in the wake of protests over Floyd's murder don't bear out. Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach.

What about the experts who say those theories are accurate? Are they going to get any press, or just the leftwing hacks who push your Soros Ideology?

It goes on for a bit, claiming that crime rose because of covid and then... remained high even post covid because of covid.

And, I guess-- also because of Biden's Miracle Economy? Shouldn't a Miracle Economy result in lower crime, as every other hot economy in history has resulted?

Scott Alexander took a look at the "experts" denying the obvious -- that the reason crime and especially murder spiked just after the George Floyd riots was, get this, because of the George Floyd riots, and the left's rush to decriminalize crime and demonize police for policing -- and found these "Experts" to be Reality Deniers.

What Caused The 2020 Homicide Spike?


In my review of San Fransicko, I mentioned that it was hard to separate the effect of San Francisco’s local policies from the general 2020 spike in homicides, which I attributed to the Black Lives Matter protests and subsequent police pullback.

crimespike.png

Note right there, in that chart, the debunking of the claim by "experts" in the AP article that small towns were experiencing the same increase in crime as large cities -- um, no.

Is "double" the same? It's also a sharper increase in cities of 250,000 or more.

Several people in the comments questioned my attribution, saying that they'd read news articles saying the homicide spike was because of the pandemic, or that nobody knew what was causing the spike.

Huh, isn't that strange, the AP just claimed all that -- it's because of 1, covid, or 2, "no one knows."

I agree there are many articles like that, but I disagree with them. Here's why:

Timing

When exactly did the spike start? The nation shut down for the pandemic in mid-March 2020, but the BLM protests didn't start until after George Floyd's death in late May 2020. So did the homicide spike start in March, or May?

Let's check in with the Council on Criminal Justice:

timingofspike.png

It very clearly started in late May, not mid-March. The months of March, April, and early May had the same number of homicides as usual.

The only "source" which dissents with this is a chart from the Intercept, which cherry-picks which cities to count and which to exclude - certainly to produce the numbers their Soros Ideology dictates.

Alexander notes that in the cities which bought in hardest to the George Floyd Martyr narrative, the spike in May -- not March, May -- crimes in the most pronounced.

In NYC, for example:

mayspike.png

Same for Chicago.
So if you want to cherry-pick cities, Intercept...


Read the whole thing. It's a great piece.


But the AP cites "the experts" who say that a crime spike that clearly started in late May, 2020 -- just after the George Floyd riots and police pullback -- actually started in March or earlier.


Disgusting. Disgusting.

If this is the response of the city dwellers -- to deny their own responsibility for the crime they've unleashed on themselves -- then let the cities die.


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1 Huzzah!
*plants flag*

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:19 PM (aaGzp)

2 BLM had no negative side effects and to imply it makes you a racisty racist.

You don't want to be a racisty racist, do you?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:20 PM (LvTSG)

3
See, cops left policing to pursue career opportunities in Green Technologies, I guess.


Nah, they all are queued up to score one if rgose choice 80,000 plus IRS sinecures. Go for the gold, kiddos!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 10, 2022 01:20 PM (pNxlR)

4 The one that sticks in my mind is a white cop showing up to a fight between two black women.

One of the women pulls out a knife and is about to stab the other.

He shoots the knife wielder. And is called a racist murderer for doing so. And if he had not shot he would also have been called a racist murderer for letting the other woman get stabbed to death.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:20 PM (ESjRY)

5 Do they have wait for lifesaving social workers too?

Posted by: Hands at August 10, 2022 01:21 PM (786Ro)

6 It very clearly started in late May, not mid-March. The months of March, April, and early May had the same number of homicides as usual.

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That's it.

Your social credit score is in the negatives. You won't even be able to buy the drugs for a suicide. You'll have to starve to death.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:21 PM (LvTSG)

7 I've read nothing of the content...

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 10, 2022 01:21 PM (53oGX)

8 ok, top 8

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 10, 2022 01:21 PM (Ynyl9)

9 Nothing positive came out of the response to COVID.

Nothing positive came out of the response to George Floyd.

We would have been better off if literally nothing was done in either case.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:21 PM (ESjRY)

10 It's also due to the "tight labor market" caused by Biden's Miracle Economy. See, cops left policing to pursue career opportunities in Green Technologies, I guess.

Uber Eats drivers.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (DRSnL)

11 Only way I'd be a cop is if I got to shoot people indescriminately.

Posted by: BignJames at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (AwYPR)

12 #2!

In my depends!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (ESjRY)

13 We're boned.

Posted by: Bender at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (JMAcK)

14 Only way I'd be a cop is if I got to shoot people indescriminately.

Wrong agency.

Posted by: Is an ATF career right for you? at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (ESjRY)

15 Who wants to be a cop when the Marxists are pushing criminals onto the citizens?

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (ISPXD)

16 Read the whole thing. It's a great piece.


This crowd? We don't even read the whole of your content, Ace. C'mon man!

Posted by: Hands at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (786Ro)

17 13 We're boned.
Posted by: Bender at August 10, 2022 01:22 PM (JMAcK)

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Only if you live in a Soros-DA city.

Free America is actually pretty sweet, in contrast.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

18 I read somewhere the other day that in NYS the congressional district that has seen the biggest increase in violent crime in recent years is the district represented by ocasio-crackpot. probably just coincidence

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (Ynyl9)

19 The nice thing about crime is that it's pretty destabilizing for the government. The government of Mexico would struggle to death camp people if they wanted to as most of the country is controlled by the cartels.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (b2nrj)

20 Well Mr Biden it looks like you've learned my lessons well. Indeed. I am most impressed.

But how are you going to finish off the entirety of the United States when you are done dragging it through the sewer? I picked out a city, you pick a whole nation.

Posted by: Bane in Bane voice at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (ESjRY)

21 Breaking now: FBI had an informant inside Mar-A- Lago. Proof they were still spying on Trump.

Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (eIGHH)

22 >>one assumes Biden's Miracle Economy will have abated, so presumably

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LOL - good one

Posted by: 496 at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (VJsqe)

23 Staggering unself-awareness. Beyond belief that so-called intelligent people can have absolutely no clue of the consequences of insane leftist policies and of their own role in promoting them.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (H8QX8)

24 If you are short recruits, just lower standards

Posted by: US Army at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (QR8GP)

25 As always, it's a feature of the Biden presidency, not a bug.

Posted by: The_Hoser at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (7+4Wi)

26 Oh, I forgot: It's not just covid.

Philly is experiencing staffing shortages in Fire Department and Bureau of Prisons due to jab mandate.
Maybe cops just walked rather than get poisoned.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (dCxaZ)

27 Breaking now: FBI had an informant inside Mar-A- Lago. Proof they were still spying on Trump.
Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (eIGHH)

Link

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (Irn0L)

28 Did you remember the anniversary or are you a racist?

Pramila Jayapal@PramilaJayapal
Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO.

We need to honor Michael’s life with action. Let’s keep fighting to dismantle white supremacy, so we can ensure racial justice for all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (FVME7)

29 28 Did you remember the anniversary or are you a racist?

Pramila Jayapal@PramilaJayapal
Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO.

We need to honor Michael’s life with action. Let’s keep fighting to dismantle white supremacy, so we can ensure racial justice for all.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (FVME7)

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Is Twitter going to suspend her account for misinformation?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (LvTSG)

30 If you want to go way out there and do 3D chess, what if the FBI informant who sicked them on MAL was actually working to do just that and lure them into the raid and discredit them and create the current shit storm? I just read CFP and that was the first thing that crossed my mind because our country is so effed now

Posted by: keena at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (RiTnx)

31 Five years after Brian Spaulding's parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved

"For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a murder is cut in half if they don't get a lead within the first 48 hours."

I wonder what the "chance of solving" is after 43,800 hours.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (xttsV)

32 Covid killed the cops.. but would it not have killed as many in the general population too?

Holy shitte! Covid killed 20 percent of everybody#

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (ANB5r)

33 Free America is actually pretty sweet, in contrast.
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Yes, yes it is.

I thank the Lord every morning that I am blessed to live in a tiny, Mayberry-like town where people wave when they drive by, instead of trying to shoot you.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (/DXve)

34 "Note right there, in that chart, the debunking of the claim by "experts" in the AP article that small towns were experiencing the same increase in crime as large cities -- um, no.

Is "double" the same? It's also a sharper increase in cities of 250,000 or more."

A National line would also include the large cities, so it's possible other areas aren't experiencing a bump at all, the average could just be dragged up by the large cities.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (b2nrj)

35 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

36 Covid is never going away. It will be the source and/or reason for every damn policy failure... forever.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (BFigT)

37 Not only do they think we're stupid.

But ignorant and suffer short term memory loss.

Which, if you had - how would you know.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (NW9xb)

38 Philly is experiencing staffing shortages in Fire Department and Bureau of Prisons due to jab mandate.
Maybe cops just walked rather than get poisoned.


It is amazing. The medical establishment is currently claiming the clot shot doesn't stop transmission of COVID but that no one ever claimed it did while the government in many places is still mandating people get the clot shot to stop the spread.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (ESjRY)

39 Cash bail is eliminated in Illinois starting 1/1/2023.

Posted by: bho at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (rJ48h)

40 Soros-Backed DA Gascon Tries to Vacate Death Sentences of Several Violent Criminals

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Have you no heart?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (FVME7)

41 If this is the response of the city dwellers -- to deny their own responsibility for the crime they've unleashed on themselves -- then let the cities die.


based on my own family members

yes

they will NEVER EVER admit this; they will never stop disdaining their police. hopefully they will also never ever leave the city.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (w0NJk)

42 Sure it's woofloo, in the sense that woofloo was the pretext Stan's retarded asshoes used to launch what they intend as their final assault on Western Civilization, sanity, and possibly all life.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (llON8)

43 Still blaming Covid in 2022. It’s like how Bush was responsible for Obama’s shit economy in 2012.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (sgzl6)

44 Hey that's another possible factor -- now that leftwing mayors and Soros prosecutors have decriminalized crime and set all the criminals free, crime i soaring, and cops can't make a difference, even if they were staffed at their previous levels.

Maybe that accounts for the death-spiral causing them to quit: Their jobs consist of nothing but arresting the same people only to see them put back out on the street by a leftwing mayor and Soros DA within hours.

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If I were a cop, I would be doing one of two things:
1. If I were young, I'd quit and start over doing something else.
2. If I were not young, I'd do as little as possible and mark time until I retire ("quit quitting" or "fishing")

I sure wouldn't *work* in this environment. What's the point?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (WWh8n)

45
Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (eIGHH)

Link
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (Irn0L)>>



https://tinyurl.com/5h5fb8bb

Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (eIGHH)

46 I thought Porland's "public support specialists" were the non-police compromise with the anarchists.

I'm pretty sure they were not formed to relieve cops from policing the way the AP frames it.

Posted by: Lumpy at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (sz0vU)

47 Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO

Thanks, I almost forgot. Be back in a bit. Have to go pick up a cake.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (xttsV)

48 I know we don't deserve your mercy Lord, but help us.

Well help 2/3 of us, anyway. Pretty please.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (/6Rxy)

49 BLM had no negative side effects and to imply it makes you a racisty racist.

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Do not take BLM if you are allergic to BLM.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (aaGzp)

50 seen at twitchy, just came up a little while ago. Maybe this is where all the cops are going:

The IRS is hiring new special agents!

Requirements include working min "50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends" and "Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary."

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (Ynyl9)

51 I feel badly for Philly cops; I also feel badly for the fire department.

the whole place is rotted; they put their lives on the line with every call (both groups)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (w0NJk)

52 49 BLM had no negative side effects and to imply it makes you a racisty racist.

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Do not take BLM if you are allergic to BLM.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (aaGzp)

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Only racisty racists are allergic to BLM.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

53 Cash bail is eliminated in Illinois starting 1/1/2023.
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Chicago is doomed.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:28 PM (/DXve)

54 WA's "police accountability law" changed the standard by which police can stop suspects. Previously it was reasonable suspicion, now it's probable cause.

So if they get a call for shots fired, and they pass a clapped out Lexus that's full of gang bangers driving away from the scene, they can't stop that car unless a witness says, "OFFICER! THAT CAR IS THE ONE THAT DID THE DRIVE BY!"

Posted by: bonhomme at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (kDGvA)

55 Five years after Brian Spaulding's parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved

"For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a murder is cut in half if they don't get a lead within the first 48 hours."

I wonder what the "chance of solving" is after 43,800 hours.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 10, 2022 01:25 PM (xttsV)


I've watched enough Investigation Discovery (and The First 4 to know that sometimes they know perfectly well who committed the crime, but they can't prove it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (DRSnL)

56 Totally OT-ACE

Willowed from below.

Are you going to go on vacation, Ace? Usually sometime in August you do-or you talk about it anyway. You work very hard and you write very well and we appreciate it, but doing this day after day must be hard. It's like J.J. doing "The Morning Report" and dealing with the heavy news, but he moved away. I'm sure if you told people you wanted to go away, they would put in extra for the tip jar. I just gave yesterday. How about the Adirondacks. That's not far and it's beautifu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (wvo9L)

57 Experts say widely cited theories that violent crime is worse in places that changed policing tactics in the wake of protests over Floyd's murder don't bear out. Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach.
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This is a clever dodge, isn't it? A big a part of the problem is at the DA level. If they don't prosecute, there is no reason for the cops to do anything and it doesn't matter if they *do* decide to do something. That isn't a change in "policing tactics" it's a change in prosecutorial strategy.

Am I reading this wrong, or is that a dodge to avoid discussing the Soros DA problem?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (WWh8n)

58 If we had an opposition party it might be smart of them to take a hard anti-urban line.

Not only are cities now blights everywhere they primarily produce crime and left wing lunatics.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (ESjRY)

59 support specialists - its already invaded the medical field

PA Nurse Practitioners are front line primary care now. You get the doctor, maybe if you failed initial treatment.

welcome to the third world everybody

Posted by: Neofeudalism paradise is much zestier than communist paradise at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (UxX5y)

60 Justice for Trayvon!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (xmAz6)

61 Tis a puzzler.

Posted by: Grammie winger's ipad at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (45fpk)

62 Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO
______________________________________________

Eight years since he stopped beating the hell out of people.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (lf83v)

63
I thank the Lord every morning that I am blessed to live in a tiny, Mayberry-like town where people wave when they drive by, instead of trying to shoot you.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (/DXve)

I used to live in one as well. Then it became popular and people started moving here like crazy. Population doubled every decade. Now we have have homeless people and gang graffiti on walls something that was unheard of 10 years ago.

Seems like there are no safe places left.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (sgzl6)

64 FYI I'd like to give an update on my friend Lauren who someone (I'm guessing Fen) was kind enough to add to Annie's prayer list.

She had been out of work since early Spring. She does have Bell's Palsy, but I talked to her today - and she is back at work.

She sounds very good and very upbeat, so thank you Horde for your prayers.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (/6Rxy)

65 Is "double" the same? It's also a sharper increase in cities of 250,000 or more.
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But it increased in both! It's clearly a uniform trend with appropriate rounding!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (WWh8n)

66 The AP then also denies that the George Floyd riots and the police pullback demanded by the AP and their leftwing pals had anything to do with the soaring crime rates.

We must always be mindful that the mainstream media will be as responsible for The Great Collapse as any of their overlord masters. The cruel irony is that they are toadies and will be crushed along with the rest of the deplorables.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (Xrfse)

67 If this is the response of the city dwellers -- to deny their own responsibility for the crime they've unleashed on themselves -- then let the cities die.
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based on my own family members
yes
they will NEVER EVER admit this; they will never stop disdaining their police. hopefully they will also never ever leave the city.
Posted by: BlackOrchid
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Sounds like my family, all who live in large cities.

Hub's family, otoh, mostly live in small towns in south GA.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (/DXve)

68 Step 1) create a taxation system of pure, incomprehensible doggerel that not even the IRS fully understands.
Step 2) Hire 87,000 new armed agents to enforce it.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (jTmQV)

69 Floyd was murdered? How many stiffs that the medical examiner says died of natural causes is considered "murdered"?

And the backing-off of LE isn't/wasn't substantially all about that judicial lynching in Mpls? Maybe ace mentioned it, but it's a yuuuge part of the situation he's describing.

Find a southern jury acquitting a Klan criminal prior to the 60s that was any more outrageously poisoned against the defendant and unfit to render any verdict than the one in Mpls. Histrionically, absurdly prejudiced and unfit.

Oh, and Michael Brown was "murdered", too. It's just a stroll, not a leap, from accepting the absurd persecution and "conviction" in Mpls to accepting that Brown was "murdered".



Posted by: rhomboid at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (OTzUX)

70 “ Experts say”

That’s when you stop reading.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (sgzl6)

71 65 Is "double" the same? It's also a sharper increase in cities of 250,000 or more.
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But it increased in both! It's clearly a uniform trend with appropriate rounding!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (WWh8n)

And the bottom line is not ex-large cities so the increase in large city crime is dragging it up.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (b2nrj)

72 Good to hear, ellipsis.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (/DXve)

73 This is what "reimagining" policing looks like.

Enjoy.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (ZLI7S)

74 If I had to guess I would say that the reason for cop shortages is a combo of:

1 Wuhan Flu shot mandates firing cops
2 Cops sick of the job they are being made to do and quitting
3 Cops sick of seeing criminals they bust being put back out on the streets without even bothering to prosecute quitting in disgust
4 Cops sick of laws like California's "rob all you want" rules quitting in disgust
5 General lack of work ethic by Americans who want more goodies and money but feel like they are too good to work for it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (Ivdso)

75 No no don't listen to Republican liars. We were saying *Defend* the Police!

-The AP

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (/6Rxy)

76 >>> 33 Free America is actually pretty sweet, in contrast.
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Yes, yes it is.

I thank the Lord every morning that I am blessed to live in a tiny, Mayberry-like town where people wave when they drive by, instead of trying to shoot you.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:26 PM (/DXve)

*fistbump*

I left a place with way too many commies for a place where people say "have a blessed day" all the time.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:32 PM (llON8)

77 75 No no don't listen to Republican liars. We were saying *Defend* the Police!

-The AP
Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (/6Rxy)

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"They've foiled us!"
-Mitch McConnell

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:32 PM (LvTSG)

78 Remember when Newt G had a former head of the IRS review his taxes, still got accused of tax fraud by the IRS, and then had to spend a decade fighting them in court to admit they were wrong.

Well...I think we are ALL going to get to go through the same stuff now...except I don't know about you but I don't have access to a former head of the IRS...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:32 PM (ESjRY)

79 If this is the response of the city dwellers -- to deny their own responsibility for the crime they've unleashed on themselves -- then let the cities die.
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And build walls around them. It is a serious problem under the constitution, but I suspect we're going to see some moves by functional states to restrict inflow from dysfunctional states. At least, I hope so. It will probably be illegal, but this problem will spread to the sane parts of the country if the people pulling up stakes and fleeing are colonists. If they're refugees then the problems are less severe, but there's no way to know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:33 PM (WWh8n)

80 Hub's family, otoh, mostly live in small towns in south GA.
Posted by: SMH
==
You married well.

Posted by: Just a hunch at August 10, 2022 01:33 PM (QruWT)

81 I have been predicting for years that the inevitable outcome is that law and order in the inner cities is restored by mafias/gangs/militias/cartels in tacit cooperation with the municipal authorities that cannot acknowledge them, but which work with them in the same way that DHS works with the cartels to facilitate human trafficking at the southern border. People want safe neighborhoods and if the Crips can do it, they will be allowed to do it by the people.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 10, 2022 01:33 PM (7B5FA)

82 If I had to guess I would say that the reason for cop shortages is a combo of:

1 Wuhan Flu shot mandates firing cops
2 Cops sick of the job they are being made to do and quitting
3 Cops sick of seeing criminals they bust being put back out on the streets without even bothering to prosecute quitting in disgust
4 Cops sick of laws like California's "rob all you want" rules quitting in disgust
5 General lack of work ethic by Americans who want more goodies and money but feel like they are too good to work for it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (Ivdso)
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6. In Portland, cops taking jobs in Washington and Clackamas counties where the higher authorities actually have their backs.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (aaGzp)

83 I have been predicting for years that the inevitable outcome is that law and order in the inner cities is restored by mafias/gangs/militias/cartels in tacit cooperation with the municipal authorities

Isn't Chicago trying to do that now?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (ESjRY)

84 Experts say widely cited theories that violent crime is worse in places that changed policing tactics in the wake of protests over Floyd's murder don't bear out. Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach.

The first problem with this statement is that they sought the opinion of "experts".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (llON8)

85 Huh....the huge peak of murders was during the Clinton crime spree administration. Wasn't there an "assault weapons" ban during that time?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (Zz0t1)

86 There is more BS in that AP article then Joe Biden's pants.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (VpIIl)

87 Not only do they think we're stupid.

But ignorant and suffer short term memory loss.

Which, if you had - how would you know.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal

Obligatory Chumbawumba:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G6JZlBRYMQ

Posted by: Lumpy at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (sz0vU)

88 re 45: that link spooked me. here is a direct link to the article in newsweak magazine

https://tinyurl.com/yz23w73p

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (Ynyl9)

89 Pramila Jayapal@PramilaJayapal
Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO.
___________

Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was shot dead while resisting arrest and charging towards a cop he'd just assaulted in Ferguson, MO.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (MvHI3)

90 Sorta willowed from prev thread:

Is it likely that the agents who raided Trumps residence even have the security clearance to search for the records they claim they were looking for?

Even if they have some clearance level were they not likely to encounter material at a higher clearance level given that Trump has (I'm guessing) the highest?

Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (F79D4)

91 https://tinyurl.com/5h5fb8bb

Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:27 PM (eIGHH)

"I know that there is much speculation out there that this is political persecution, but it is really the best and the worst of the bureaucracy in action," the official says. "They wanted to punctuate the fact that this was a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones, and yet [they] got exactly the opposite."

Stupider than I thought.

Posted by: BignJames at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (AwYPR)

92 She does have Bell's Palsy, but I talked to her today - and she is back at work.

Good for her. Bell's Palsy is kind of terrifying but it goes away in time and is ultimately not very damaging.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (Ivdso)

93 You married well.
Posted by: Just a hunch
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Yes I did.

Only took me a few decades to realize that.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (/DXve)

94 And the bottom line is not ex-large cities so the increase in large city crime is dragging it up.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 01:31 PM (b2nrj)
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Very good catch, and I'm embarrassed that I didn't catch that myself. It is labeled as simply "national" - not "cities under 250k." I wonder what a proper breakout with cities over 1 million, cities 0.5-1 million, cities 0.25-0.5 million, cities smaller than 0.25 million would look like.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (WWh8n)

95 Again, relying on 'experts' to tell us to ignore objective facts and even common sense. As I've stated before: name these experts. I want the names of these malignant liars, assuming they actually exist.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (HmZuC)

96 I have been predicting for years that the inevitable outcome is that law and order in the inner cities is restored by mafias/gangs/militias/cartels in tacit cooperation with the municipal authorities
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So the late 1800s early 1900s on reboot.

Posted by: Its a rhyming verse at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (QruWT)

97 BREAKING: FBI Officials Announce They Found Chorizo Disguised as Planet During Mar-A-Lago Search; Arrests to Follow

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (/6Rxy)

98 Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was shot dead while resisting arrest and charging towards a cop he'd just assaulted in Ferguson, MO.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer
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Hub is working near there today.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (/DXve)

99
Well, covid won't be a problem in 20 years

We'll be into the Tau Ceti variant by then.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (63Dwl)

100 The solution is super easy, barely an inconvenience:

Just start hiring more social workers instead! Our Marxism Indoctrination centers must be graduating millions every year ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (lf9Z7)

101 Here is the Newsweek scoop on the FBI mole at Mar-a-lago.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8snp6d

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (jTmQV)

102 The Police refuse to do anything to change either. They could put half of their "detectives" back in uniform and out on the streets, lord knows they don't solve much crime. They could also quit pissing money on military gear and equipment just to play soldier.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 01:35 PM (qH6FZ)

103 I'm gone for four days and everything goes to shit.
Well, it was already shit four days ago but now it's total shit.

Posted by: wth at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (v0R5T)

104 Sorry, I have no desire to read the MFM's spin.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (/DXve)

105 The establishment will never allow Trump to be inaugurated.

They will shut down DC with the NG.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (9FBGz)

106 In my burg this past weekend I saw the popo arrest a drunk dude who was being a real asshole to people on the street. 20-something white trash fully tattooed, shirtless. You know the type.

And some dumb white bitxh, a 22 year old future AWFL starts filming the arrest. And I heard her friend say you don’t need to worry about it they have body cameras. To which the future AWFL says I just want to make sure.

Imagine this environment being a cop. Where your every fucking move is filmed while dealing with the worst of society. And you say recruiting is hard? Yeah gotta be the Covid.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (sgzl6)

107 And the increase in crime has nothing to do with all the illegals.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (5HBd1)

108 I have been predicting for years that the inevitable outcome is that law and order in the inner cities is restored by mafias/gangs/militias/cartels in tacit cooperation with the municipal authorities that cannot acknowledge them, but which work with them in the same way that DHS works with the cartels to facilitate human trafficking at the southern border. People want safe neighborhoods and if the Crips can do it, they will be allowed to do it by the people.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 10, 2022 01:33 PM (7B5FA)
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On the Anglo-Scottish border, there was mayhem for centuries because it wasn't in the interests of the two countries to do anything substantial about it. Once the crowns were united under James VI/I, he sent troops up there to kill, hang and exile until the region was peaceful.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (aaGzp)

109 The AP: "Experts say widely cited theories that violent crime is worse in places that changed policing tactics in the wake of protests over Floyd's murder don't bear out. Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach."

Soros (in 7/31 WSJ editorial): "Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors. The research I've seen says otherwise. The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates. In fact, violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors. Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians."

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (mfcnR)

110 Wrong virus -- it's Blue Flu stopping cops from investigating in black neighborhoods driving the violent crime rise.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (yikp0)

111 yes ace you DO need a vacation! we're about to escape to the cabin for a bit - best aspect of it is NO CELL SERVICE! other than that not much goes on

Adirondacks are fantastic, and I like the Catskills a whole bunch too! good suggestions. or ye old Poconos .. very chill, not as spectacular are NY stuff but still

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (w0NJk)

112 Mixed feelings about there being fewer cops...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (XvPQV)

113 You married well.
Posted by: Just a hunch
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Yes I did.

Only took me a few decades to realize that
==
Lol. I have experienced that.
In the wedding feast at Cana recall that the . . .best wine was saved for last. Cheers.

Posted by: Its a rhyming verse at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (PVVKi)

114 In New Orleans, during the 2020 riots, members of the NOPD brass literally took a knee in the middle of I-10 with protesters who were blocking traffic on the interstate. No one was fired. None of the BLM protesters were arrested, despite violating COVID lockdowns and tearing down statues and other vandalism.

The mayor supported the anti-cop rioters and let them all off the hook for violating her lockdowns, but ordered cops to arrest kids playing basketball and brass bands playing outdoors at funeral parades.

The NOPD is now down to like 40% manpower. Cops are literally walking off the job in the middle of their shifts, going home and calling in their resignations.

A couple of weeks back, an unconscious woman was being raped on the sidewalk in the middle of the French Quarter. A witness called 911 and also flagged down a cop a block away, and the cop refused to walk over and stop the assault.

The mayor of New Orleans says this is all because of a "consent decree" that put the NOPD under Federal scrutiny due to past corruption and abuse. Of course, her tacit support for the anti-cop riots has nothing to do with it. Funny.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (1dzqn)

115 I have been predicting for years that the inevitable outcome is that law and order in the inner cities is restored by mafias/gangs/militias/cartels in tacit cooperation with the municipal authorities

Tougher to do these days, although if the government does something really stupid like Prohibition again, it could happen.

For now, I think we'll see more and more events like shop owners disarming robbers with a shotgun. You gotta do the job yourself, the cops won't. And even if they do the corrupt and radical DA will just let them go.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (Ivdso)

116 The FBI warrant:

WE KNOW YOU HAVE OUR CAR KEYS

Posted by: wth at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (v0R5T)

117 Is there no credit for leftwing DAs who hate normal, taxpaying people and want to make life worse for them?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (eGTCV)

118 Defund the police, empty the jails, don't prosecute criminals, do away with cash bail. All of those are demonstrably Democrat Party policies. NONE of the DA's in these major cities where crime is our of control are Republicans. Yet these people keep voting for Democrats, so they must like the abuse.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:38 PM (VpIIl)

119 And some dumb white bitxh, a 22 year old future AWFL starts filming the arrest. And I heard her friend say you don’t need to worry about it they have body cameras. To which the future AWFL says I just want to make sure.

Imagine this environment being a cop. Where your every fucking move is filmed while dealing with the worst of society. And you say recruiting is hard? Yeah gotta be the Covid.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:36 PM (sgzl6)
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I have to take the hard opposite case on this one. Filming police actions is a net positive. They may have body cams, but you have to FOIA those a lot of the time, and they can be muted or turned off. If you have a police interaction, you should film it yourself if you have the ability to do so. If you have nothing to do with it, you have the First Amendment on your side in most cases.

I have *no* problems with filming police and I think it should be SOP.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (WWh8n)

120 FBI had an informant inside Mar-A- Lago. Proof they were still spying on Trump.

Posted by: NeverBiden at August 10, 2022 01:24 PM (eIGHH)

It is a retired agent guessing that's why they conducted the raid. There is no proof that I could find.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (XIJ/X)

121 Link to George Soros WSJ editorial (links to archive.is)

https://archive.ph/7XrJP

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (mfcnR)

122 Imagine this environment being a cop. Where your every fucking move is filmed while dealing with the worst of society. And you say recruiting is hard? Yeah gotta be the Covid.
Posted by: Joe Xiden
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Kids who would normally go into the military or become a cop are being repelled by the b.s. going on in both institutions.
And both will ultimately be filled with the dregs of society the the left so adores.
As planned.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (/DXve)

123 Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians."
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Needed a spree killing ordered up in Uvalde to validate that claim didn't you Georgie . . .

Posted by: Sick N. Tired at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (RI4e5)

124 Vote Democrat. Please Make my Life Worse and More Dangerous.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (VpIIl)

125 118 Defund the police, empty the jails, don't prosecute criminals, do away with cash bail. All of those are demonstrably Democrat Party policies. NONE of the DA's in these major cities where crime is our of control are Republicans. Yet these people keep voting for Democrats, so they must like the abuse.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:38 PM (VpIIl)

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Do those precincts with consistent 105% turnout every election really represent the will of the voters?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

126 >>In New Orleans, during the 2020 riots, members of the NOPD brass literally took a knee in the middle of I-10 with protesters who were blocking traffic on the interstate. No one was fired. None of the BLM protesters were arrested, despite violating COVID lockdowns and tearing down statues and other vandalism.


Chicago looks like a shining city upon a hill compared to NO.

Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (rJ48h)

127 Just a few wack jobs in key positions can completely FUBAR an entire city or county. The usual suspects know this.

Years ago an online LEO at one of the early forums introduced a concept to us that he called "Tourists In Blue", if your political leadership will not support law enforcement - and further uses the revolving door method of criminal prosecution (back on the street before the cop is done with the paperwork) then they simply will not risk their ass to go after bad guys. I'm gonna go take a nap behind the abandoned Kmart till my shift is over.

These politicians will throw their ass under the bus very publicly and loudly in front of the cameras. Retention and recruitment? Forget it. If your Mayor or Governor is talking about fine tuning the weather 100 years from now, or any other BS, you can be sure they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing. Crime and rioting has to be among business and citizen top concerns.

Same issue with the military services.

"Who wants to die for a lie?" Your country is irredeemably racist and illegitimate on stolen land. You're a Racist too. You should totally sign up and die for it, Bro! We got a $10,000 bonus.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2022 01:39 PM (zv+E5)

128 Minneapolis Police are supposed to be 731 officers per the City Charter. They have about 550 currently.

Don Samuels, the guy that lost by 3% to Ilhan Omar last night, filed suit a year ago to force Mpls to hire the required number of officers. Minneapolis fought him all the way to the MN Supreme Court. Believe it or not, the Supreme Court said the city has to actually follow the City Charter as written and hire 200 Officers!

Mpls had about 950 officers before COVID and before George Floyd.

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (Z32m1)

129 112 Mixed feelings about there being fewer cops...

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On the one hand, there are fewer cops. :-)

On the other hand, there are fewer cops. :-|

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (1dzqn)

130 The FBI warrant:

WE WANT ALL THE NEKKID PICS OF MELANIA

Posted by: wth at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (v0R5T)

131 My SIL is the victim of an attack where she was drugged and then raped through the night by a group of men and women. Known to her, known to each other, several residing together.

She did everything right in response, cops collected all the info, brought people in, they all told contradicting and changing stories etc.

No charges, never will be. This was Seattle area prior to all the defund stuff.

I think the police were going soft on crime and underreporting not just misdemeanors but serious stuff like gang rape for a while now.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (+Mrd9)

132 112 Ditto.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (MkuC5)

133 If you have nothing to do with it, you have the First Amendment on your side in most cases.
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If you pay your taxes, you have nothing to worry about.
You have the Constitution on your side in most cases.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (/DXve)

134 >>> 118 Defund the police, empty the jails, don't prosecute criminals, do away with cash bail. All of those are demonstrably Democrat Party policies. NONE of the DA's in these major cities where crime is our of control are Republicans. Yet these people keep voting for Democrats, so they must like the abuse.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:38 PM (VpIIl)

Well, some of them certainly do. But you'll never know how many!

Posted by: Stalin's Vote Counters at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (llON8)

135 Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach.

The first problem with this statement is that they sought the opinion of "experts".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:34 PM (llON

The second problem is the places that changed tactics are not divided neatly into blue and red, but nice try.

Every statistic a lefty tells you is a lie of some sort. I wouldn't even believe them if they told me we had one moon.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (/6Rxy)

136 Among the Portland Left, it is an article of faith that the Portland cops are deliberately doing nothing, as a "strike" against the proud progressive people of Portland. Leftists in Minneapolis believe the same thing about their cops.

Losing a fifth of the cops in Portland over the last two years, having murders and shootings quadruple over a few years ago, and having property crime exploding has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Zombie Joe Stalin! at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (I2/tG)

137 Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:30 PM (/6Rxy)

I didn't add her actually, but I was praying for her. There are a couple of stalwart posters who send in prayer requests to the woman coordinating it now. One is Notsothoreau. Another is Hrothgar and I'm sure others do this as well. This is one of the very nice things about this board-the prayer support. I am thankful to God and for the prayers of various people that she is back at work and feeling more upbeat. I appreciate your update on Lauren.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (wvo9L)

138 128 Minneapolis Police are supposed to be 731 officers per the City Charter. They have about 550 currently.

Don Samuels, the guy that lost by 3% to Ilhan Omar last night, filed suit a year ago to force Mpls to hire the required number of officers. Minneapolis fought him all the way to the MN Supreme Court. Believe it or not, the Supreme Court said the city has to actually follow the City Charter as written and hire 200 Officers!

Mpls had about 950 officers before COVID and before George Floyd.
Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (Z32m1)

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Omar only won by 3% in her primary last night?

She won by 25% in the 2020 primary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (LvTSG)

139 WE WANT ALL THE NEKKID PICS OF MELANIA
Posted by: wth
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Trump's nekkid pics.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (/DXve)

140 Also get out of the cities. Not kidding.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (XvPQV)

141 I have *no* problems with filming police and I think it should be SOP.

Yeah it has to suck for the cops, but they're doing too tough and responsible a job and too often are not good at it. They need to be held accountable, even if it sucks to be the cop.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (Ivdso)

142 "... If this is the response of the city dwellers -- to deny their own responsibility for the crime they've unleashed on themselves -- then let the cities die."
-

Publius wants to know whether Ace needs to self-ban.

(Remember, I'm a professional amateur. I gotta degree in it!)

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (odVni)

143 https://bit.ly/3vTV7hA

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (1dzqn)

144 The only solution now is to disarm all law-abiding citizen future victims.

And outsource law enforcement to the foreign & domestic cartels & gangs.

The latter of which will soon be comprised of many formerly law-abiding disarmed citizens.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (Psqzc)

145 If you pay your taxes, you have nothing to worry about.
You have the Constitution on your side in most cases.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (/DXve)
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Sure, I get it. And you're not wrong. But there is also nothing wrong with taping the cops. They might get uppity with you about it, but there is no problem with doing it. You can choose not to, or you can choose to stop if they tell you to and follow it up later or not, but I have zero problems with filming the police as a matter of course.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (WWh8n)

146 Is “Free Mumia” still a thing? It was everywhere when I was in college.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (xmAz6)

147 141 "I have *no* problems with filming police and I think it should be SOP."

Yeah it has to suck for the cops, but they're doing too tough and responsible a job and too often are not good at it. They need to be held accountable, even if it sucks to be the cop.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (Ivdso)

Keep in mind that employers are not entitled to labor, in other words citizens are not entitled to a police force.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (b2nrj)

148 Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO


This is not what happened. He was shot after robbing a convenience store, walking in the middle of the street, then attempting to steal an officer's weapon during questioning and was shot fatally for his actions.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (Zz0t1)

149 >>> 135
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The second problem is the places that changed tactics are not divided neatly into blue and red, but nice try.

Every statistic a lefty tells you is a lie of some sort. I wouldn't even believe them if they told me we had one moon.
Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (/6Rxy)

Heh.

leftist: The sky is blue.

Me: OK. *goes outside to check*

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (llON8)

150 The only solution now is to disarm all law-abiding citizen future victims.

And outsource law enforcement to the foreign & domestic cartels & gangs.

The latter of which will soon be comprised of many formerly law-abiding disarmed citizens.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (Psqzc)
++++
Should be easy enough. There is no such thing as a law-abiding citizen anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (WWh8n)

151 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (wvo9L)

Thanks Fen and thank you to whoever added her. I am grateful.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (/6Rxy)

152 Its fine to defund the police... if you unrestrict self defense and firearms and allow people to protect their own property. Let people defend their own property and that of their neighbors, the way that the founders intended.

Posted by: DocMerlin at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (jRh4q)

153 The mainstream media has their narrative and they will stick with it no matter what kind of pretzel logic they have to use. They are blind to everything except what they want to see.
And they can't understand why no one believes them anymore.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (dr4Q1)

154 Omar won 103,535 votes out of a total 177,948 in her 2020 primary.

Last night she won 57,683 out of a total of 114,567.

(By contrast, the GOP primary of 2020 had a total of 11,992 votes and last night was a total of 9,930.)

Either Minneapolis is shrinking (very possible), or there is a massive enthusiasm problem for Democrats right now, especially regarding hard left radicals, or both.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (LvTSG)

155 We need to be filming the teachers more, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (Ivdso)

156 Interesting that we've seen what - almost half a dozen stories of people taking care of their own asses in the past week or so?

Somebody needs to put together a new rap song with lyrics something like:

He shot my arm off!
Ayeeeearrrghhh!
Why are you guys wearing those masks?
Keep the money, but I need the change...
He's stabbing me guys! Help! I'm dead! I'm dead!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (zB/T/)

157 osted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:41 PM (/DXve)

I don't want naked pictures of either of them, although I'm sure that it would be charming having dinner with them when they're fully clothed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (wvo9L)

158 The 87,000 new IRS agents will all mysteriously come from Uvalde.

Posted by: Corona at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (nakGR)

159 Either Minneapolis is shrinking (very possible), or there is a massive enthusiasm problem for Democrats right now

I read a pretty good explanation somewhere (here?) that showed how her peeps never liked her, they liked her hubby who they viewed as a pillar of the community and a hero. When she dumped him the Somalis decided they didn't care for her so much any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (Ivdso)

160 Local metro's traffic citations went from 22K in 2019 down to 4K in 2020.

The thugs are aware.

Posted by: Golfman at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (aX0CW)

161 Here is the problem with saying oh this is just a blue city shithole problem, not affect me…

Because this is a blue city problem people are
Moving out of those cities. And where are they going? To small and mid sized cities in red areas. And what is the first thing they do when they arrive? Register as Democrats. And within a few years their new city has the exact same problems.

Trust me I know this, I am living itt in real time.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (sgzl6)

162 Yeah teachers should have to wear body cams

Posted by: NCKate at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (2oJif)

163 >>> 140 Also get out of the cities. Not kidding.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 01:42 PM (XvPQV)

If you do not move, for whatever reason, please have a plan and a backup plan and again some more, to GTFO on short notice and have a place to go to.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (llON8)

164 131 My SIL is the victim of an attack where she was drugged and then raped through the night by a group of men and women. Known to her, known to each other, several residing together.

She did everything right in response, cops collected all the info, brought people in, they all told contradicting and changing stories etc.

No charges, never will be. This was Seattle area prior to all the defund stuff.

I think the police were going soft on crime and underreporting not just misdemeanors but serious stuff like gang rape for a while now.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (+Mrd9)

That's horrifying. I'm speechless.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (eGTCV)

165 It's a joke, Fen.

Sheesh.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (/DXve)

166 George Floyd's murder
______________

The POS wasn't murdered. Unless it was by his drug dealer selling him a buttload (literally) of fentanyl.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (iJVGX)

167 There has been a definite crime surge here in Seattle. And for every one call that is made, there are several that go unreported. 911 cannot possibly handle all the calls from the downtown corridor itself. Every single day, I see petty crimes being committed from vagrancy to drug use to shoplifting to assault. No one bothers calling the cops, what are they going to do anyway?

A man was bludgeoned to death by a vagrant with multiple felonies on his record, in the middle of the afternoon, last week. In the middle of the touristy part of downtown! On the same street that the mayor "cleaned up" a few months ago!

It's rapidly becoming the wild Wild West out here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (fi76o)

168 Maybe the AP needs to watch this 7 minute video of the Democrats calling for "Defund The Police."
As a reminder-

https://tinyurl.com/4z4j6xwp

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (NpAcC)

169 Yay!

The lesbian bar that opened in Portland a few weeks ago for one day before closing is going to try to reopen this weekend.

Anonymous people denounced the bar for racism, transphobia, and demanded that the bar be turned over to the workers free of charge. The bar shut down in response.

The local paper blamed the closing on - the Libs of Tin Tok, and other conservative blogs who publicized this insanity.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (I2/tG)

170 We need to be filming the teachers more, too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (Ivdso)
++++
Absolutely. Every classroom should have a webcam in the corner and be recording at all times. Any interested party - a parent, a guardian, a taxpaying resident - can demand the recordings for any class they wish. There is the possibility they'd have to blur faces and/or redact names because there will likely be minors in the room.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (WWh8n)

171 "It's unclear what's driving the surge in crime."

What, no "man in the street" interviews? I bet he knows.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (OTvdu)

172 154 Omar won 103,535 votes out of a total 177,948 in her 2020 primary.

Last night she won 57,683 out of a total of 114,567.

(By contrast, the GOP primary of 2020 had a total of 11,992 votes and last night was a total of 9,930.)

Either Minneapolis is shrinking (very possible), or there is a massive enthusiasm problem for Democrats right now, especially regarding hard left radicals, or both.

___________________

Remember when Project Veritas busted Omar's henchmen running that vote fraud ring? Good times.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (1dzqn)

173 159 I read a pretty good explanation somewhere (here?) that showed how her peeps never liked her, they liked her hubby who they viewed as a pillar of the community and a hero. When she dumped him the Somalis decided they didn't care for her so much any more.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (Ivdso)

========

Well, last night was their chance. She's not going to lose her election in November. They have her for another 2 years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (LvTSG)

174 If we just legalized everything, there'd be no crime at all. Problem solved

Posted by: The Purge, sponsored by George Soros at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (BDPmp)

175 In fact, violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors. Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians."
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (mfcnR)


Red Missouri has St. Louis
Red Texas has Houston, Dallas and Austin
Red Georgia has Atlanta

According to HeyJackASS!, the murder rate in Chiraq has actually decreased slightly this year and last.

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (Z32m1)

176 Body cams for officers can be good but they also take the "personal" out of policing. And yes there is a personal... or there was.

Everything on camera must be done by the book. Well except for when it doesn't.

Which is conveniently the way the lefty stasi wants it.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (/6Rxy)

177 On Reasonable Doubt last night they featured the case of a probation officer with no prior criminal history who had been convicted of killing his wife. There were two strong factors raising reasonable doubt.

1) His wife was beaten, strangled, and stabbed yet minutes later the defendant, who found the body, had only a single, tiny spot of blood on him. (An "expert" performed an experiment with a blood bag-filled dummy and opined it was possible to kill like that and not get blood on you if you.strangled the victim to death prior to stabbing her. I'm not sure I buy that.)

2) The defendant had very little time, approaching impossible, to murder and stage the scene. The DA argued that the time of the alibi call on his cell phone bill, which would have cleared him, may have been as much as ten minutes off thereby destroying his alibi.

He served about 30 years and the parole board recommended his release but California Governor Newsom blocked his release. Tough on crime he is!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (FVME7)

178 131 My SIL is the victim of an attack where she was drugged and then raped through the night by a group of men and women. Known to her, known to each other, several residing together.

She did everything right in response, cops collected all the info, brought people in, they all told contradicting and changing stories etc.

No charges, never will be. This was Seattle area prior to all the defund stuff.

I think the police were going soft on crime and underreporting not just misdemeanors but serious stuff like gang rape for a while now.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (+Mrd9)

That's horrifying. I'm speechless.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (eGTCV)
_______________
Time to go all Charles Bronson on them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (iJVGX)

179 I have *no* problems with filming police and I think it should be SOP.



Fine. But then don’t be surprised if nobody wants to sign up for a job when they are filmed 24/7.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:48 PM (sgzl6)

180 If you're still fool enough to have your kids in public schools, pop in for a surprise visit some day. Take a look around. See what's on the walls as decorations. Ask the kids what they are learning that day.

Learn what filth is being poured into your child's head in secret.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:48 PM (Ivdso)

181
According to HeyJackASS!, the murder rate in Chiraq has actually decreased slightly this year and last.
Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (Z32m1)



Dey be runnin outta blacks or ammo.....sho gotta be.

Posted by: Chicago South Side at August 10, 2022 01:48 PM (Zz0t1)

182
Vote Democrat. Please Make my Life Worse and More Dangerous.
Posted by: Marcus T


At least it will be interesting.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2022 01:48 PM (63Dwl)

183 The media hasn't had the opportunity lately to use headlines about unexpected things.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:49 PM (eGTCV)

184 He served about 30 years and the parole board recommended his release but California Governor Newsom blocked his release. Tough on crime he is!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (FVME7)
_______________

Proof positive that the guy is innocent. Newsom never gets anything right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:49 PM (iJVGX)

185
It's rapidly becoming the wild Wild West out here.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (fi76o)



Makes me happy you can handle a weapon.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:49 PM (Zz0t1)

186
It is covid, at least to the extent that there are cops who are no longer employed because of the covid injection mandates.

Posted by: Speller at August 10, 2022 01:49 PM (pSotA)

187 Hey that's another possible factor -- now that leftwing mayors and Soros prosecutors have decriminalized crime and set all the criminals free, crime i soaring, and cops can't make a difference, even if they were staffed at their previous levels.

Leftists in Portland constantly state that we can't jail people, because there is no space in the jails. (As a matter of deliberate policy, Portland has considerably less jail space now than thirty years ago, despite a considerable increase in population.)

It turns out that the jails are only 70% full - it's that the Soros DA refuses to jail people.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:50 PM (I2/tG)

188 In New Orleans, during the 2020 riots, members of the NOPD brass literally took a knee in the middle of I-10 with protesters who were blocking traffic on the interstate. No one was fired. None of the BLM protesters were arrested, despite violating COVID lockdowns and tearing down statues and other vandalism.
*
Chicago looks like a shining city upon a hill compared to NO.
Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022


***
The Deadwood, SD, of the 1880s would be preferable to here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022 01:50 PM (J2vNu)

189 I know a couple of recently retired LEO’s. Served in big cities. They both talk about the continued lowering of standards and backgrounds regarding the desperation to find new recruits. Soon enough when you see the blue lights flashing behind you, expect a shake down from crips or MS-13 bangers with badges looking for a shake down, or worse.

Posted by: TaliBob self radicalized at August 10, 2022 01:50 PM (uN6X9)

190 Meanwhile. Senile Joe says happy days are here again but people just won't give him credit.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (eGTCV)

191 Make it common knowledge that if you're interacting with a cop, you WILL be on camera, and you'll see a whole lot less horseshit from both cops AND thugs.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (PLI3t)

192 Is “Free Mumia” still a thing? It was everywhere when I was in college.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (xmAz6)


Kinda goes back to some of the original "I support the latest thing" doesn't it? They just had a march in Philadelphia on 7/3 "All Out for Mumia - we free him or he dies!".

So many people showed up that the media didn't even report on it. Granted, most of the people that were there were there for the food truck, it's got those sorts of lines every day. But that's beside the point!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (zB/T/)

193 $1000 says the FBI went through Melania's panty drawer and shifted them. You know, those "ham and eggers" who just willfully engaged in a politically motivated, illegal search and seizure.

Posted by: Truth. at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (x7plP)

194 In fact, violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors. Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians."
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 01:37 PM (mfcnR)
++++
I suspect that, if true, this is a reporting phenomenon. One of the things you might notice is that decent suburbs tend to be "higher crime" - especially property crime - than the cities to which they're attached. If you go visit those places, you'll find that it's preposterous in reality, but the statistics show it.

Why does this happen? Reporting is a big factor. People in suburbs, especially peaceful suburbs, are more likely to report both because they have a higher expectation of action and because they're more likely to have insurance. This is especially true for property crime, because you usually have to file a police report to make a claim. The result of this is more reporting. If you have zero confidence in the police doing anything and won't (or can't) be filing a claim, you're less likely to report a crime in the first place. This leads to lower crime rates.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (WWh8n)

195 89 I know a couple of recently retired LEO’s. Served in big cities. They both talk about the continued lowering of standards and backgrounds regarding the desperation to find new recruits. Soon enough when you see the blue lights flashing behind you, expect a shake down from crips or MS-13 bangers with badges looking for a shake down, or worse.
Posted by: TaliBob self radicalized at August 10, 2022 01:50 PM (uN6X9)

——

So?
- Mexico

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (sgzl6)

196
Makes me happy you can handle a weapon.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

And I got my
Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)

197 The FBI warrant:

WE WANT ALL THE NEKKID PICS OF MELANIA


Search for any prominent right leaning person on Twitter who said anything positive about Melania. All the lefty trolls respond by posting all of Melania's nudes.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (kDGvA)

198 176 Body cams for officers can be good but they also take the "personal" out of policing. And yes there is a personal... or there was.

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

Except that they often seem to be inexplicably malfunctioning or switched off at critical moments -- or, like in Chicago, the city goes to court to stop the footage from being released.

If you can't trust the cops to do the right thing when no one is looking, you can't trust them not to sabotage any system designed to keep them honest.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (1dzqn)

199 If we just legalized everything, there'd be no crime at all. Problem solved
Posted by: The Purge, sponsored by George Soros at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (BDPmp)


If the cops stop taking crime reports, the crime rate goes down even faster. When their superior officers downgrade armed robbery to lost property, crime rates decline even faster!

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (Z32m1)

200 Labor Participation Rate

January 2017 ... 62.8 (Trump takes office)
January 2020 ... 63.4 (pre-Covid)
October 2020 ... 61.6 (pre election)
July 2022 ... ... 62.1

from 1988 to 2008 the rate was over 66. It dropped from there to below 63 under Obama's "jobs saved or created" tomfoolery.

So why is the labor market still tight? Maybe the 5 million illegals are taking jobs? Or people are getting free stuff and don't need to work? idk, but it looks like there should be more workers available, not fewer.

If there is economic slowdown, that too should mean more workers available?

Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (Cus5s)

201 Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Jacob Blake.
Martyrs to the cause. (I know Blake is alive.)

Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (rJ48h)

202 When she dumped him the Somalis decided they didn't care for her so much any more.

It's not Somalis who elect Omar - there's not enough of them in the district.

It's white liberals who elect Omar.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (I2/tG)

203 The lesbian bar that opened in Portland a few weeks ago for one day before closing is going to try to reopen this weekend.
____________

Finally some good news. /s

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (iJVGX)

204 I thinking cops having body cams is a great idea but you know what would be better?

Making ALL government workers wear body cams.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (ESjRY)

205
And I got my
Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)



BOOM!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (Zz0t1)

206 And I got my
Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)

Woot!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (XvPQV)

207 Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Jacob Blake.
Martyrs to the cause. (I know Blake is alive.)
Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (rJ48h)
______________

What's the cause? Criminality?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (iJVGX)

208 Meanwhile. Senile Joe says happy days are here again but people just won't give him credit.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (eGTCV)
-----------
Hey, Joe, don't blow smoke up my ass and tell me it's raining.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (aaGzp)

209 I saw a picture of some of the recent police academy graduates in NYC. It looked like a midget convention. If most of them ordered you to do something, you'd probably tell them to shut up before you called their mommies.

Posted by: Truth. at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (x7plP)

210 That is absolutely horrific what happened to your SIL, TexasDan. And for the city to not persue charges against the perps is just evil. I thought I'd heard Seattle had stopped investigating rape cases for the past year(s).

Yesterday on a local radio show, the host related a story about 4 new graduates from the WA State police academy (WSCJTC) were poached by nearby LE agencies, essentially offering them $50,000 signing bonuses. All four took the jobs offered by the outside agencies.

Posted by: fly gal at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (6CtMt)

211 xpect a shake down from crips or MS-13 bangers with badges
==
Badges? BADGES?!

We don't need no stinkin badges!!!!!

Posted by: crips/MS-13 etc etc at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (RI4e5)

212 207 Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Jacob Blake.
Martyrs to the cause. (I know Blake is alive.)
Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 01:52 PM (rJ48h)
______________

What's the cause? Criminality?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (iJVGX)

========

"The Reign of Crime is arrived!"
-Dr. Mabuse

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:53 PM (LvTSG)

213 It's not Somalis who elect Omar - there's not enough of them in the district.

It's white liberals who elect Omar.

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

Nope. It was that one dude who had a few thousand ballots in his trunk.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (1dzqn)

214 If Dave in Fla is around, this is why it took so long to find out that Kent won. Most ballots were last minute:

https://tinyurl.com/29c5uszz

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (5HBd1)

215 I teach at a college in Maryland. After the Freddy Gray thing I started getting a lot of cops in my classes, all of whom said they were leaving the Baltimore PD because they realized that the city will not support them if they have to make a controversial decision. They were all looking to change lines of work entirely or get a degree that would make them look more attractive to police jobs in rural america.

Posted by: SomeAsshole at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (l6U1s)

216 This blonde in a dress is laughing at Soros' editorial about how everything he is doing is resulting in lower crime:
https://is.gd/Ias8hk

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (WWh8n)

217 idk, but it looks like there should be more workers available, not fewer.


The 3 possibilities of the lowest labor participation rate ever AND jobs wanted everywhere;

1) The missing people are in the black market

2) The missing people are getting government money

3) The missing people are just putting their bills on credit

Posted by: 18-1 at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (ESjRY)

218 I think society is also generally degrading quickly. There are more criminals among us because the percent of filth in the general population has increased.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (sgzl6)

219 I know a couple of recently retired LEO’s. Served in big cities. They both talk about the continued lowering of standards and backgrounds regarding the desperation to find new recruits.

Twenty years ago, to be a cop in Portland required a four-year college degree or equivalent military service.

Now, the requirement is a GED, and they still can't get people to apply.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (I2/tG)

220 Search for any prominent right leaning person on Twitter who said anything positive about Melania. All the lefty trolls respond by posting all of Melania's nudes.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (kDGvA)
____________

Just be glad they don't post any Hillarhoid nudes. /shudder

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (iJVGX)

221 This blonde in a dress is laughing at Soros' editorial about how everything he is doing is resulting in lower crime:
https://is.gd/Ias8hk
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (WWh8n)



Woof....she old enough for this blog?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (Zz0t1)

222 Why does this happen? Reporting is a big factor. People in suburbs, especially peaceful suburbs, are more likely to report both because they have a higher expectation of action and because they're more likely to have insurance. This is especially true for property crime, because you usually have to file a police report to make a claim. The result of this is more reporting. If you have zero confidence in the police doing anything and won't (or can't) be filing a claim, you're less likely to report a crime in the first place. This leads to lower crime rates.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (WWh8n)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
DING! DING! DING!
give the man a prize

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (Z32m1)

223 214 If Dave in Fla is around, this is why it took so long to find out that Kent won. Most ballots were last minute:

https://tinyurl.com/29c5uszz
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (5HBd1)

=========

Voting in person would have been a whole lot faster.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (LvTSG)

224 So where can people buy one of those Road Warrior vehicles?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (eGTCV)

225 Make it common knowledge that if you're interacting with a cop, you WILL be on camera, and you'll see a whole lot less horseshit from both cops AND thugs.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (PLI3t)


Perhaps you don't understand how we work.

Posted by: The FBI at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (BDPmp)

226 Ace,
...
How about the Adirondacks. That's not far and it's beautifu
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:29 PM (wvo9L)

Yeah, maybe he could go to Upper Saranac and visit with Chris Wray.

Canaris is lovely this time of year...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (BgMrQ)

227 No charges, never will be. This was Seattle area prior to all the defund stuff.
I think the police were going soft on crime and underreporting not just misdemeanors but serious stuff like gang rape for a while now.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:40 PM (+Mrd9)

That's horrifying. I'm speechless.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (eGTCV)
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Time to go all Charles Bronson on them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (iJVGX)
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Yup.
If two or three times of those assholes are later found floating face down in Lake Washington, the rest would get the idea.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (anj39)

228 We need to be filming the teachers more, too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 01:44 PM (Ivdso
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I agree 1000%. After seeing some of the videos posted by teachers, I have to wonder how a lot of them are not in some mental asylum instead of teaching school.
There should be a camera in every class room. If it's ok for cops, it's ok for teachers.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (dr4Q1)

229 This blonde in a dress is laughing at Soros' editorial about how everything he is doing is resulting in lower crime:
https://is.gd/Ias8hk
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (WWh8n)
.......

moar updraft pls

Posted by: wth at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (v0R5T)

230 Twenty years ago, to be a cop in Portland required a four-year college degree or equivalent military service.

Now, the requirement is a GED, and they still can't get people to apply.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (I2/tG)
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You'd have to be out of your mind to become a cop in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc. Completely batshit crazy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (iJVGX)

231 Floyd's official cause of death was drug overdose. But you go girl.

Posted by: Truth. at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (x7plP)

232 Between all the available welfare out there, someone with a couple of kids can earn $60k a year NOT working. It doesn’t take an Econ PhD to figure out why the labor rate is low. If anything I’m kinda shocked it’s as high as it is.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (sgzl6)

233 I don't want naked pictures of either of them, although I'm sure that it would be charming having dinner with them when they're fully clothed.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 01:45 PM (wvo9L)

Interesting enough - I saw both of them at the 21 club years ago, in the bottom floor (used to be a speakeasy). Tables there are 'bought' and have your name stenciled on them. Both sat about 6 feet from our table. I only remember how tall Trump was...

Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (+Cgut)

234 Time to go all Charles Bronson on them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:47 PM (iJVGX)

Yeah. I'm both surprised and not surprised the husband didn't. They have kids so staying out of prison is worth it.

He was also not sure he believed her at first. She was lured to the house by an acquaintance/"friend" and accepted a drink...I think maybe she didn't accept a drink but let someone open hers for her or something.

It's all terrible. She's not really recovering and stays drunk all the time. Her body took a very long time to heal.

Sorry horde for the downer. But this non-prosecution stuff is so close to home it has s key to my house practically.

Justice is important.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (GRKeV)

235 Every statistic a lefty tells you is a lie of some sort. I wouldn't even believe them if they told me we had one moon.
Posted by: ... at August 10, 202


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We have a moon??!!

Posted by: Persistent Watcher of CNN at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (J2vNu)

236 Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:46 PM (I2/tG)

I have been to many bars, from gay bars to biker bars to bars in which I was the only white person, and the only bar where I was immediately made to feel unwelcome was a lesbian bar on Telegraph Avenue on the Berkeley/Oakland border.

So, I have to root for the closing!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (XIJ/X)

237 Hard hitting journalism.

Curtis Houck@CurtisHouck
CNN's Kaitlan Collins to KJP: "How does [Biden] plan to use the string of wins that he's had lately and that Democrats had lately to turn it to a sense of momentum, not just for his own low approval ratings, but also to help Democrats in the midterm election?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (FVME7)

238 Interesting enough - I saw both of them at the 21 club years ago, in the bottom floor (used to be a speakeasy). Tables there are 'bought' and have your name stenciled on them. Both sat about 6 feet from our table. I only remember how tall Trump was...
Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (+Cgut)
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What is a "speakeasy" in the modern context? Or do you mean it was a speakeasy that became a normal bar? If it was a speakeasy then, what does that mean?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (WWh8n)

239 This blonde in a dress is laughing at Soros' editorial about how everything he is doing is resulting in lower crime:
https://is.gd/Ias8hk
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (WWh8n)

Legs. Leeeeeeegs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (XvPQV)

240 If the pay to be a cop in Portland or Seattle were literally $1M a year I would not apply. Some things are just not worth any amount of money.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (sgzl6)

241 Who would want to be a cop? The Dems in the MSM push the narrative that cops are evil and racist.
Even if they arrest a criminal the criminal is released the same day due to the Democrat/Soros backed DA's.

And god forbid you shoot someone justifiably that happens to be black. The Left will ruin your life.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (NpAcC)

242 "(An "expert" performed an experiment with a blood bag-filled dummy and opined it was possible to kill like that and not get blood on you if you.strangled the victim to death prior to stabbing her."
~Anonosaurus Wrecks

Alfred Hitchcock was always coming up with novel ways to commit the perfect murder.
One way was to choke the victim with ice, which then melted and that evidence was lost.
Then following the ice choking, the killer could bludgeon the victim with a frozen leg-o-lamb to throw the police off, then roast the lamb and eat it thereby destroying that evidence as well.

Posted by: Speller at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (pSotA)

243 Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)


Huge congrats!
Especially considering your location - I thought they're "shall never issue"?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (zB/T/)

244 Fine. But then don’t be surprised if nobody wants to sign up for a job when they are filmed 24/7.

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Casino floors don't seem to have a labor shortage.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (1dzqn)

245 You'd have to be out of your mind to become a cop in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc. Completely batshit crazy.

The one justification would be to join, get trained, serve a couple of years, and then lateral to a suburban police department.

A **lot** of the suburban cops now are ex-Portland cops.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (I2/tG)

246 It's not Somalis who elect Omar - there's not enough of them in the district.

It's white liberals who elect Omar.
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Nope. It was that one dude who had a few thousand ballots in his trunk.
Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (1dzqn)


No, it is the AWFLs that elect Omar. Bet that when they look precinct by precinct, the black and working class precincts voted for Law and Order, More Police Samuels, and the rich, WHITE, liberals voted for Ilhan Omar.

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (Z32m1)

247 Sorry horde for the downer. But this non-prosecution stuff is so close to home it has s key to my house practically.

Justice is important.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (GRKeV)

No apology necessary. It is vital that we all realize that the increase in crime and chaos isn't just an academic observation...it has huge and malign consequences.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (XIJ/X)

248 Alfred Hitchcock was always coming up with novel ways to commit the perfect murder.
One way was to choke the victim with ice, which then melted and that evidence was lost.
Then following the ice choking, the killer could bludgeon the victim with a frozen leg-o-lamb to throw the police off, then roast the lamb and eat it thereby destroying that evidence as well.
Posted by: Speller at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (pSotA)
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Plus, you get to eat some delicious lamb.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (WWh8n)

249 CNN's Kaitlan Collins to KJP: "How does [Biden] plan to use the string of wins that he's had lately and that Democrats had lately to turn it to a sense of momentum, not just for his own low approval ratings, but also to help Democrats in the midterm election?"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (FVME7)



What "wins?"


I don't think that word means what you THINK it means.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)

250 Is Lebron James still afraid to go out of his house--not because of out-of-control street crime but because of all those white nationalists?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (eGTCV)

251 "They just can't bear to say 'Defund the Police' caused this, so they come up with other words to EUTHANIZE it."

I FIFY, Ace

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (iFTx/)

252 248 Plus, you get to eat some delicious lamb.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (WWh8n)

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Ain't nothin' quite like mutton.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

253 Nurse Ratched is correct--Seattle is the Wild West. Earlier this year a 60+ year-old woman was thrown down 3 flights of stairs at a light rail station by a frequent flyer. Luckily she survived.

Also this year, a 62 year-old woman venturing into downtown for the first time after 2 years of Covid lockdown, was pushed from behind while boarding a bus, and lost a few teeth.

Also not many months ago, a young woman (Amazon worker, IIRC) was hit behind in broad daylight by some POS wielding a baseball bat. Video showed her hitting the pavement face first.

Posted by: fly gal at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (6CtMt)

254 I thought I'd heard Seattle had stopped investigating rape cases for the past year(s).
____________

You'd think the women's groups would have a conniption over that. Oh, wait, I forgot, they're communist fronts, so no problem with this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (iJVGX)

255 No one is above Bills of Attainder laws!

Posted by: NT NPC #39392 at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (krQz2)

256 Any thoughts on Trump taking the 5th?
Personally, I hope every time he invoked it he ended with "and fuck you".

Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (qH6FZ)

257 We have a moon??!!
Posted by: Persistent Watcher of CNN at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (J2vNu)

Yes, and it's made of cheese - you can reach out and grab some for yourself if you simply find the nearest cliff and jump off it as high as you can!

Posted by: Thrawn at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (Rl7KJ)

258 Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)

In the mail? I figured that since it was for a 9mm pistol it came in a cereal box.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (XIJ/X)

259 Nurse Ratched is correct--Seattle is the Wild West. Earlier this year a 60+ year-old woman was thrown down 3 flights of stairs at a light rail station by a frequent flyer. Luckily she survived.

Also this year, a 62 year-old woman venturing into downtown for the first time after 2 years of Covid lockdown, was pushed from behind while boarding a bus, and lost a few teeth.

Also not many months ago, a young woman (Amazon worker, IIRC) was hit behind in broad daylight by some POS wielding a baseball bat. Video showed her hitting the pavement face first.
Posted by: fly gal at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (6CtMt)
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Savor the diversity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (iJVGX)

260 Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 10, 2022 01:55 PM (BgMrQ)

I didn't get the feeling that Ace had warm gushy feelings for Chris Wray so he'd probably be better going someplace else.😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (wvo9L)

261 218 I think society is also generally degrading quickly. There are more criminals among us because the percent of filth in the general population has increased.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (sgzl6)

The decline of the American family is no joke.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (b2nrj)

262 Then following the ice choking, the killer could bludgeon the victim with a frozen leg-o-lamb to throw the police off, then roast the lamb and eat it thereby destroying that evidence as well.
Posted by: Speller at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (pSotA)
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"Your Honor, I swear I didn't do mutton!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (odVni)

263 Casino floors don't seem to have a labor shortage.
Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:58 PM (1dzqn)



How many black jack dealers have gone to prison for life while doing their job?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (sgzl6)

264 261 The decline of the American family is no joke.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (b2nrj)

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Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

265 What is a "speakeasy" in the modern context? Or do you mean it was a speakeasy that became a normal bar? If it was a speakeasy then, what does that mean?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (WWh8n)

A normal bar that became an illegal speakeasy during prohibition and then returned to normal legal bar later. The secret doors that open to deliver illegal booze during prohibition now support the wine cellar...

Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (+Cgut)

266 WE WANT ALL THE NEKKID PICS OF MELANIA

Search for any prominent right leaning person on Twitter who said anything positive about Melania. All the lefty trolls respond by posting all of Melania's nudes.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (kDGvA)

I've seen the pics from her modeling day. First President's Wife I've seen naked. She looked really good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)

267 266 I've seen the pics from her modeling day. First President's Wife I've seen naked. She looked really good.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)

=========

*pushes over envelope with a wink*
-Zombie Eleanor Roosevelt

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

268 "Your Honor, I swear I didn't do mutton!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (odVni)

And the real perp is on the lamb!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XIJ/X)

269 A normal bar that became an illegal speakeasy during prohibition and then returned to normal legal bar later. The secret doors that open to deliver illegal booze during prohibition now support the wine cellar...
Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (+Cgut)
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Ah, okay. So I misunderstood. My immediate reaction was that it was a "speakeasy" when you saw Trump there and was wondering what that meant post-Prohibition.

My misunderstanding. Thank you for clarifying.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (WWh8n)

270 It's not Somalis who elect Omar - there's not enough of them in the district.
It's white liberals who elect Omar.
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Nope. It was that one dude who had a few thousand ballots in his trunk.
Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (1dzqn)
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No, it is the AWFLs that elect Omar. Bet that when they look precinct by precinct, the black and working class precincts voted for Law and Order, More Police Samuels, and the rich, WHITE, liberals voted for Ilhan Omar.

The AWFLs voted for Minneapolis' Eliminate the police Charter amendment. The Black and working class neighborhoods voted NO! they wanted to keep the police. Samuels even sued to force Mpls to hire more police. He Won. Now Mpls has to hire 200 more cops.

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (Z32m1)

271 For journos, a win means getting what you want. Whether it helps the country or hurts it is irrelevant.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (sgzl6)

272 256 Any thoughts on Trump taking the 5th?
Personally, I hope every time he invoked it he ended with "and fuck you".
Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (qH6FZ)

What else was Trump going to do? It was quite obvious whats-her-name wanted to get him under oath so that she could find "discrepancies" with his testimony and charge him with perjury or some other process crime.

But it looks better for him IMHO that he did that after the FBI's bullshit raid on MAL. Why trust any po-po, ham-n-egger, prosecutor, or judge after that?

Posted by: Thrawn at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (Rl7KJ)

273 How many black jack dealers have gone to prison for life while doing their job?

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Can't say, but I bet there are plenty in holes out in the desert.

Posted by: The Fool at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (1dzqn)

274 @256

>>Any thoughts on Trump taking the 5th?

It's your constitutional right to STFU and judiciously exercising it with this crew of degenerate scumbags that are after your head is the only smart play.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (uHb3k)

275 The local distillery has what they call a speakeasy. It's housed in what used to be the Women's Temperance Society building.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (eGTCV)

276 In the mail? I figured that since it was for a 9mm pistol it came in a cereal box.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (XIJ/X)

She also has a 1911.
(We don't have to specify what tools we want to carry when we apply for the permit)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (XvPQV)

277 It's your constitutional right to STFU and judiciously exercising it with this crew of degenerate scumbags that are after your head is the only smart play.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (uHb3k)
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Yup. Will the Lo-Fo see it that way? Who knows. It's irrelevant because talking to these people is guaranteed destructive whereas taking the 5th is not.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (WWh8n)

278 I've seen the pics from her modeling day. First President's Wife I've seen naked. She looked really good.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)


She's beautiful. And looks like she would not hesitate to stab you if you deserved it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (DRSnL)

279 CNN's Kaitlan Collins to KJP: "How does [Biden] plan to use the string of wins that he's had lately and that Democrats had lately to turn it to a sense of momentum, not just for his own low approval ratings, but also to help Democrats in the midterm election?"

Wins? Only thing the dude could win now is a diaper filling contest. I realize it's the Commie News Network but...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (Xrfse)

280 Any thoughts on Trump taking the 5th?

Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (qH6FZ)
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He's not a drinker.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (krQz2)

281 How DARE ewe start sheep puns.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (Zz0t1)

282 238 Interesting enough - I saw both of them at the 21 club years ago, in the bottom floor (used to be a speakeasy). Tables there are 'bought' and have your name stenciled on them. Both sat about 6 feet from our table. I only remember how tall Trump was...
Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 01:56 PM (+Cgut)
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What is a "speakeasy" in the modern context? Or do you mean it was a speakeasy that became a normal bar? If it was a speakeasy then, what does that mean?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:57 PM (WWh8n)
_______________________

"Speakeasy" in the modern context is mostly marketing bullshit, but does imply a small, classy bar/lounge that serves quality cocktails

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (iFTx/)

283 What "wins?"

I don't think that word means what you THINK it means.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)
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We haven't been run out of any Third World shitholes recently. I guess that counts as a win.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (iJVGX)

284 Who cares? The stupid bastards voted for this shit.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (QSjkU)

285 She also has a 1911.
(We don't have to specify what tools we want to carry when we apply for the permit)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (XvPQV)

Isn't the 1911 too big and heavy for her to hold?

And...yeah...unfortunately I have to specify in NJ. And it sucks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (XIJ/X)

286 Make it common knowledge that if you're interacting with a cop, you WILL be on camera, and you'll see a whole lot less horseshit from both cops AND thugs.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (PLI3t)

Heh, I'm not so sure about that. Head over to Youtube. You will be feted with unending videos of bad policing by cops who are well aware of the fact they're being videoed.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (MkuC5)

287 Man I can’t keep up with all the acronyms. What is a Lo-Fo?

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (sgzl6)

288
Something interesting about the crimes stats in Philadelphia, which is at over 300 plus at this point in the year, certain to set a new record - is that half of the murders are of women.

How's that 'Defund the Police' working out for the bleeding heart wine Aunts?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (jE276)

289 My misunderstanding. Thank you for clarifying.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (WWh8n)

No problem, Joe - I may have just assumed people would just guess what I meant by speakeasy and my lesson learned is that I have to clarify things when I write things and not just assume stuff...

Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (+Cgut)

290 (We don't have to specify what tools we want to carry when we apply for the permit)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (XvPQV)


Thank goodness. You would run out of room on the form.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (DRSnL)

291 288 How's that 'Defund the Police' working out for the bleeding heart wine Aunts?
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (jE276)

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"Are the dead women white or black?"
-Sipping her iced white wine

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (LvTSG)

292 does this cop shortage mean if right wing serial killer offed a bunch of antifa types, he would be less likely to get caught. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Mo Cheesecake at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (VLSP1)

293 How DARE ewe start sheep puns.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (Zz0t1)
______________

Those are some real baaaaaad puns.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (iJVGX)

294 She's beautiful. And looks like she would not hesitate to stab you if you deserved it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (DRSnL)

She is indeed beautiful, but she also has impeccable taste in clothes and can wear them like an angel.

And she is quite intelligent.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (XIJ/X)

295 Well.

I'm still not going to support the police, funding for more police or calls to "get tough on crime. "

In Old America, I would have.

In New America, all that will be used against me, not criminals.

A burning New York will warm my heart ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (Zf0+a)

296 Search for any prominent right leaning person on Twitter who said anything positive about Melania. All the lefty trolls respond by posting all of Melania's nudes.
Posted by: bonhomme at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (kDGvA)

I've seen the pics from her modeling day. First President's Wife I've seen naked. She looked really good.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)


I remember when the Cruz campaign posted the soft core pictorial of Melania and another model. That scumbag move ended my support of Cruz for being President. His douchebag Convention Speech sealed it.

I will support Cruz for Supreme Court. Not national office.

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (Z32m1)

297 Man I can’t keep up with all the acronyms. What is a Lo-Fo?
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (sgzl6)
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A low information mofo.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (krQz2)

298 "How does [Biden] plan to use the string of wins that he's had lately..." What wins you ask?

he managed to get his jacket on in under one minute

got three scoops of ice cream, Trump only got two.

got 80% of the teleprompter words correct.

and so on.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 02:07 PM (Cus5s)

299 he AWFLs voted for Minneapolis' Eliminate the police Charter amendment.
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when you've spent your formative years treating your vajayjay as a carnival ride and your middle years drinking your weight in box wine, its difficult to manage enough insight and reflection to avoid further self destructive choices.

Posted by: you reap what you sow at August 10, 2022 02:07 PM (VD0z/)

300 What haplened to Floyd George should never happen to anyone. We here at the Brattleboro Women's Clinic were all surprise that Trump got away with shooting the boy in cold blood like that. Soon the FBI will taken care of everything.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at August 10, 2022 02:07 PM (/6Rxy)

301
She is indeed beautiful, but she also has impeccable taste in clothes and can wear them like an angel.

And she is quite intelligent.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (XIJ/X)

Who was the mental midget who tried to mock her for speaking English with an accent?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 02:07 PM (eGTCV)

302 >>259 Savor the diversity!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (iJVGX)

Ding! Ding! Ding! The suspects were in fact all diverse.

Posted by: fly gal at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (6CtMt)

303 301 Who was the mental midget who tried to mock her for speaking English with an accent?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 02:07 PM (eGTCV)

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Probably someone who thinks that if you can't get a hard to pronounce African tribal name correct on the first go then you are a racist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

304 The only thing I know about "21" is that Lisa Fremont had dinner delivered from there to L. B. "Jeff" Jeffries' apartment.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (aaGzp)

305 Concealed pistol license in the mail yesterday! I'm legal now!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (fi76o)

In the mail? I figured that since it was for a 9mm pistol it came in a cereal box.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (XIJ/X)
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And that, your honor, is when the fight started.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (anj39)

306 CNN's Kaitlan Collins to KJP: "How does [Biden] plan to use the string of wins that he's had

If CNN reported on the Holodomor in the Ukraine they'd be saying something about prolonged fasting getting rid of unsightly body fat, and lowering people's cholesterol.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (wvo9L)

307 "Your Honor, I swear I didn't do mutton!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022
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And the real perp is on the lamb!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022


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Lamb Chop and his lawyer were unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Zombie Shari Lewis at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (J2vNu)

308 We're not allowed to vote in person cause that would be racist. But it is good news that people have caught on to voting late rather than early.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (5HBd1)

309 304 The only thing I know about "21" is that Lisa Fremont had dinner delivered from there to L. B. "Jeff" Jeffries' apartment.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (aaGzp)

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I know that 21 is divisible by both 3 and 7.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

310
Most of you know, by now, who Alex Stein is.
Alex likes to say wacky stuff, as you also know.

Alex likes to say Tucker Carlson is his biological dad. Everyone knows it's a joke. Everyone except Shitheads on twitter such as fake "comedian" kathy griffin, who believed it...and then pretended she didn't really believe it.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (qBlQd)

311 (We don't have to specify what tools we want to carry when we apply for the permit)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:02 PM (XvPQV)

Thank goodness. You would run out of room on the form.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (DRSnL)

Heh.
True!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (XvPQV)

312 He's not a drinker.
Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (krQz2)
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According to legend, the reason for the absurdly named "Fifth Third" bank is that when the Third Bank bought the Fifth Bank (both Ohio, IIRC), they worried that "Third-Fifth Bank" would be offputting to the temperance movement types and imply that the bankers drank a lot, so they flipped the numbers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (WWh8n)

313 Those are some real baaaaaad puns.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:06 PM (iJVGX)
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Meh.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (odVni)

314 Soon they will be making the criminals cops. And then they will become the Morality Police engineering a Progressive Inquisition. It was always the plan.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (s+pfm)

315 I apologize for the bad math joke.

Here is a smiling Daily Daddario as penance:

https://tinyurl.com/mrxaz8yr

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (LvTSG)

316 First President's Wife I've seen naked.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)

Not so, big boy!

Posted by: Barbara Bush at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (/6Rxy)

317
"Are the dead women white or black?"
-Sipping her iced white wine

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM


Yeah, I can see the wine Aunt asking that. Actually the radio station that was giving out the stats didn't break it down. But they did site a recent case where a woman was killed by her 'fiance' who she had a protection order against.

Well the guy who killed her called her his fiance. She might have disagreed when she filed filed for protection.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (jE276)

318 Is Lebron James still afraid to go out of his house--not because of out-of-control street crime but because of all those white nationalists?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 01:59 PM (eGTCV)
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No. He's afraid someone will make him read (or try to read) a book.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (iJVGX)

319 First President's Wife I've seen naked.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:01 PM (XvPQV)

Not so, big boy!
Posted by: Barbara Bush at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (/6Rxy)

*gets the eye bleach*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (XvPQV)

320 I remember when the Cruz campaign posted the soft core pictorial of Melania and another model. That scumbag move ended my support of Cruz for being President. His douchebag Convention Speech sealed it.

I will support Cruz for Supreme Court. Not national office.
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He was, sigh, such the disappointment. Seriously he had no shot at a national presidential campaign. He's been made toxic by the media for a long time. He's a bit of a rat fink, and now will have troubles in his home state. Controlled op.

Posted by: you reap what you sow at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (RI4e5)

321 I know that 21 is divisible by both 3 and 7.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

Sheldon??? is that you Shelly?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (BgMrQ)

322 I never understood what the leftards were thinking when they posted Melania's modeling pics and nudes. It was supposed to be a bad thing that Trump was married to a woman that looks like that??

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (iFTx/)

323
Anyway, here's Alex Stein at CPAC exposing a fake "reporter" from fake news org Vice.

https://youtu.be/eB06U9Ig-uA?t=54

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (qBlQd)

324 I apologize for the bad math joke.

Here is a smiling Daily Daddario as penance:

https://tinyurl.com/mrxaz8yr
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (LvTSG)
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That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (WWh8n)

325 Worse than the ideas of the Blues is their inability to assess when they have failed.

They literally have to walk away from smoldering ruins to get a sense that they have failed.

Fuck-ups all the way down.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (krQz2)

326 Biden's wins:

-Dubious FBI raid on an ex president, and rival
-Official inflation numbers claim 0% increase last month when everyone knows food went up*
-Gas prices dropped by 15% of how much they rose under his regime
-Massive inflation-boosting bill was passed by imbeciles in congress

*related: a restaurant posts why their prices have gone up so much

https://tinyurl.com/yeykj46t

..."wins"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (Ivdso)

327 The only thing I know about "21" is that Lisa Fremont had dinner delivered from there to L. B. "Jeff" Jeffries' apartment.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022


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"21" dates back to the 1920s or early '30s, I think. It was said that the chef there earned, in 1930 or so, something like $20K a year -- probably close to a half mil today. The Algonquin Round Table types like Dorothy Parker and Alec Woollcott ate there when they could afford it.

Posted by: Zombie Shari Lewis at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (J2vNu)

328 This post reminds me, I hope stabby asian in the sidebar wasn't charged

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (gbzeC)

329 For those of you who watched the documentary "Seattle Is Dying" a few years back, you may remember the insane meth-smoking hobo with 47 catch-and-release arrests under his belt, "Travis Berge," AKA "Travitron."

Well, as it turns out, a year after that was filmed, Travitron beat a woman to death, hid out in a pumphouse at the park and then drowned himself in a vat of bleach after a standoff with Seattle SWAT.

Travitron finally cleaned himself up.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (IXpV7)

330 322 I never understood what the leftards were thinking when they posted Melania's modeling pics and nudes. It was supposed to be a bad thing that Trump was married to a woman that looks like that??
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (iFTx/)

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Also, you can never shame anyone for sex work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

331 Claims are that the FIB was looking for incriminating Spy Gate docs that would prove that the FIB is guilty of high treason.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (m7R0k)

332 324 That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (WWh8n)

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"She still wants to eat Joe Mannix's liver."
-Arrested Development Narrator

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

333 does this cop shortage mean if right wing serial killer offed a bunch of antifa types, he would be less likely to get caught. Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Mo Cheesecake at August 10, 2022 02:05 PM (VLSP1)


The local, state, and national police would make that dangerous domestic terrorist Public Enemy #1. The F. Biden Regime would marshal the CIA, DIA, NSA, NRO, FBI, DHS, and BATFEIEIO to find the criminal. Nothing would stop them.

Expect them to cordon off and search entire cities, just like they did when searching for Flashbang Tsarnev in Boston. BOSTON Stronk!!!

Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 02:12 PM (Z32m1)

334 "Head over to Youtube. You will be feted with unending videos of bad policing by cops who are well aware of the fact they're being videoed."

Every time I start to feel a little sympathetic to cops I watch one of those. Like yesterday, did anyone else notice the dozen or so local police cars assisting the FBI with the Trump raid?

Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 02:12 PM (qH6FZ)

335 302 >>259 Savor the diversity!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:00 PM (iJVGX)

Ding! Ding! Ding! The suspects were in fact all diverse.
Posted by: fly gal at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (6CtMt)
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What a lucky guess, huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:12 PM (iJVGX)

336 Isn't the 1911 too big and heavy for her to hold?

And...yeah...unfortunately I have to specify in NJ. And it sucks.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:04 PM (XIJ/X)

I think portability why she wants the Kimber Carry, like you have.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 10, 2022 02:13 PM (XvPQV)

337 >> For those of you who watched the documentary "Seattle Is Dying" a few years back, you may remember the insane meth-smoking hobo with 47 catch-and-release arrests under his belt, "Travis Berge," AKA "Travitron."


That was a ballsy documentary for a local station to produce. I'm sure they got a lot of negative feed back from Seattle's "great and good."

Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 02:13 PM (rJ48h)

338 776 Project Pac
@1776ProjectPac
BREAKING: The Fargo, North Dakota school board has voted 7-2 in favor of no longer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings because it doesn't align with the school's "diversity code" due to its use of the phrase "Under God."

Yes, this is real.

https://tinyurl.com/44a8bdk9

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (NpAcC)

339 I never understood what the leftards were thinking when they posted Melania's modeling pics and nudes. It was supposed to be a bad thing that Trump was married to a woman that looks like that??
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 0


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If those pics are real: verrrry nice. If they aren't: Shame on you people . . . but they're still nice.

I certainly thought, and think, well of Trump in that department too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (J2vNu)

340 My favorite Hitchcock murder was one with the young man who got locked in a room with two doors.

Behind one door was riches beyond his wildest dreams and a naked akimbo Nancy Pelosi. Behind the other door was a beam, a rope and a chair.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (/6Rxy)

341 The only thing I know about "21" is that Lisa Fremont had dinner delivered from there to L. B. "Jeff" Jeffries' apartment.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 02:08 PM (aaGzp)

Heh, when I went there with the board of my company, I had a coat on but was wearing no tie, and that's a no no at the 21 Club...the hat check girl had to give me a tie as part of the rules. I looked...ridiculous. And in front Melanie and Trump. Great.

Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (+Cgut)

342 Wouldn’t mind seeing nekkid pics of Ivanka, either.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (LqU2m)

343
So these fake news fake "journalists" show up at these CPAC's and just walk around for a while without talking to anyone. Then they post on twitter about all the "racists" and "losers" she saw at CPAC.

Alex Stein exposed that cunt for what she is and what she was doing.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (qBlQd)

344
Eight years since he stopped beating the hell out of people.
Posted by: Adirondack
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Stopped stealing and beating...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (ITEMS)

345 That next to last graph is really interesting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (dNqv+)

346 I never understood what the leftards were thinking when they posted Melania's modeling pics and nudes. It was supposed to be a bad thing that Trump was married to a woman that looks like that??
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:10 PM (iFTx/)
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"Yeah, that Trump is such a loser!" /leftist

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:15 PM (iJVGX)

347 Hey that's another possible factor -- now that leftwing mayors and Soros prosecutors have decriminalized crime and set all the criminals free, crime i soaring, and cops can't make a difference, even if they were staffed at their previous
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If I were a cop, I would be doing one of two things:
1. If I were young, I'd quit and start over doing something else.
2. If I were not young, I'd do as little as possible and mark time until I retire ("quit quitting" or "fishing")

I sure wouldn't *work* in this environment. What's the point?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at Au


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My brother in law is a cop and he is doing that. He says if he could spend his whole shift in his car he would. It's not worth the potential problems involved in arresting people. Very sad.

Posted by: Chillin the most at August 10, 2022 02:15 PM (EU97I)

348 That was a ballsy documentary for a local station to produce. I'm sure they got a lot of negative feed back from Seattle's "great and good."
Posted by: mr tmz at August 10, 2022 02:13 PM (rJ48h)
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If I recall correctly, it was more or less universally excoriated as far-right propaganda that was unfair to Seattle, overstated the problems, failed to address affordability concerns caused by property speculators and gave unfair treatment to city officials by taking those officials out of context.

Basically, it ticked all of the boxes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:15 PM (WWh8n)

349 So from about 1966 everything went ham. Then in 92ish everything started to get much better.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2022 02:16 PM (dNqv+)

350 That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.
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That's a clone. They filled in gaps in the dna sequence with velociraptor genes. She just ate. When she starts to feel peckish, you're gonna wanna run faster than anyone else nearby.

Posted by: you reap what you sow at August 10, 2022 02:16 PM (XZ5Zv)

351
In other fucking words:

God Is Not Diverse, Says Schoolboard

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:16 PM (qBlQd)

352
I saw Barbara Bush enter the room at a local conservative foundation with George Bush and asked myself, "Self, why did he come here with his mother?"

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:16 PM (jE276)

353 That's a clone. They filled in gaps in the dna sequence with velociraptor genes. She just ate. When she starts to feel peckish, you're gonna wanna run faster than anyone else nearby.
Posted by: you reap what you sow at August 10, 2022 02:16 PM (XZ5Zv)
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Welp, I guess I'm gettin' eaten, then. C'est la vie. My will is up to date.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (WWh8n)

354 If CNN reported on the Holodomor in the Ukraine they'd be saying something about prolonged fasting getting rid of unsightly body fat, and lowering people's cholesterol.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


You are right! Hah!!

Posted by: Prime Sister at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (tQL7r)

355 Every time I start to feel a little sympathetic to cops I watch one of those. Like yesterday, did anyone else notice the dozen or so local police cars assisting the FBI with the Trump raid?

Posted by: lowandslow at August 10, 2022 02:12 PM (qH6FZ)
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Cops are jerks plenty of times--but they are necessary to a functioning republic.

The optimal is that they are not too jerky to outweigh their contribution to an orderly society.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (krQz2)

356 The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is a mouthful.

Ok. Let's abbreviate it to AP.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (mZ3xv)

357 If I recall correctly, it was more or less universally excoriated as far-right propaganda that was unfair to Seattle, overstated the problems, failed to address affordability concerns caused by property speculators and gave unfair treatment to city officials by taking those officials out of context.

Basically, it ticked all of the boxes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:15 PM (WWh8n)
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Not racist? Not homophobic?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (iJVGX)

358
New Rule, Everyone!
God isn't diverse, everyone!

God.

God, the Creator of literally Everything.
Not diverse.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (qBlQd)

359 "Claims are that the FIB was looking for incriminating Spy Gate docs that would prove that the FIB is guilty of high treason."

Shouldn't those have been delivered to that Durham guy a year ago?

Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM (Cus5s)

360 I know that 21 is divisible by both 3 and 7.

Math is hard but love is love. *hic*

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM (Xrfse)

361 At least 3 of those 7 school board members will probably be voted out in the next election, the way things have been playing out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM (LvTSG)

362 The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is a mouthful.

Ok. Let's abbreviate it to AP.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (mZ3xv)
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It's a lot like reading the ramblings of a crazy person. I recommend "Dissociative Press."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM (WWh8n)

363 358
New Rule, Everyone!
God isn't diverse, everyone!

God.

God, the Creator of literally Everything.
Not diverse.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (qBlQd)

Rejecting God isn't new with them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM (b2nrj)

364
When a fucking lowly schoolboard declares God isn't "diverse," we reached The End.

Civilization Is Done. It's Over.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:19 PM (qBlQd)

365 The cool thing about this is it won't just go away. When Covid is long gone and the labor market is crashing, there will still be massive shortages in policing.

What will the AP blame it on then?

Better donuts in the break rooms at IT companies?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:19 PM (mZ3xv)

366
Shortly before the murder/suicide, Travitron was arrested for smashing windows downtown. Once again - released on own recognizance, but this time the courts got tough - they sentenced him to mandatory drug counseling.

He was immediately arrested again, the same day, for smashing windows again... this time *at the drug treatment center they sentenced him to go to.*

Released again.

Then the murder/suicide.

You go, Seattle!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 02:19 PM (IXpV7)

367 If CNN reported on the Holodomor in the Ukraine they'd be saying something about prolonged fasting getting rid of unsightly body fat, and lowering people's cholesterol.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Volunteer Pravda (aka MSM) have been doing these stories about how to survive the heatwave without A/C.

My reaction is: Google and Twitter server rooms first.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:19 PM (krQz2)

368 366 You go, Seattle!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 02:19 PM (IXpV7)

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No, it can stay where it is, thank you very much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (LvTSG)

369 Biden racking up big W's.

House is in play.

Posted by: MSM at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (9FBGz)

370 The woman is watching Mask on DVD.
Cher had a nice ass in 1985.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (ufFY8)

371
Shouldn't those have been delivered to that Durham guy a year ago?

Posted by: illiniwek at August 10, 2022 02:18 PM


Durham - who needs to call 35 witnesses when only 2 or 3 will prove the case. That guy is the ultimate example of 'Make It Last'.

In this case, it's 'make it last' until Hillary is dead.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (jE276)

372 It's Global Warming because it is too damn HOT outside to be a patrolman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (4eN6q)

373 324 I apologize for the bad math joke.

Here is a smiling Daily Daddario as penance:

https://tinyurl.com/mrxaz8yr
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (LvTSG)
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That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (WWh8n)
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Yea, I'm not a fan of her. Strong rack, yes. But in nearly every picture of her, she's got this weirdo look on her face that is not only not flattering, but makes her look like a psycho. I'd keep my distance.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (iFTx/)

374 Today marks 96 months since Michael Brown was murdered by a white cop. How many more years will we let injustices like this go on?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (u4CEu)

375 That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (WWh8n)
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LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:21 PM (wvo9L)

376 New Rule, Everyone!
God isn't diverse, everyone!

God.

God, the Creator of literally Everything.
Not diverse.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (qBlQd)
******
Parents better get involved in school board elections or else this sort of thing will be normalized.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:21 PM (NpAcC)

377 It's all lies all the time.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 10, 2022 02:21 PM (C1rbv)

378 Instead of removing the pledge, they should just change the line to "Under God or Satan". Cover all the bases.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:21 PM (/6Rxy)

379 I blame the democrat race hustlers and warlords who incite violence but are rarely affected by the violence.

Also, I blame the GOPe for taking lessons from Doktor Gurgles and the 3rd Reich.

Resist We Much!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 10, 2022 02:22 PM (2CExO)

380
That stupid tweet put out by that cunt's staff was meant to re-spark race riots in Ferguson.

That's the only reason.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:22 PM (qBlQd)

381 >>> 222 Why does this happen? Reporting is a big factor. People in suburbs, especially peaceful suburbs, are more likely to report both because they have a higher expectation of action and because they're more likely to have insurance. This is especially true for property crime, because you usually have to file a police report to make a claim. The result of this is more reporting. If you have zero confidence in the police doing anything and won't (or can't) be filing a claim, you're less likely to report a crime in the first place. This leads to lower crime rates.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (WWh8n)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
DING! DING! DING!
give the man a prize
Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (Z32m1)

911 is a joke.

Posted by: Public Enemy at August 10, 2022 02:22 PM (llON8)

382 I am pleased that it has been over five years since Seattle has seen a single dollar of mine.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (anj39)

383 God will not be mocked.

I wish them good luck in their endeavor.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (mZ3xv)

384 Strong rack, yes. But in nearly every picture of her, she's got this weirdo look on her face that is not only not flattering, but makes her look like a psycho. I'd keep my distance.

So what you'ree saying is that she has a nice rack and it looks like she'd like to put you on it and stretch you out till you die in agonizing pain. No comfy chair for you

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (wvo9L)

385 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

Trump needs to clean out everyone around him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (ptqGC)

386 Instead of removing the pledge, they should just change the line to "Under God or Satan". Cover all the bases.
Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:21 PM (/6Rxy)
___________

Under God, Satan, or Marx.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (iJVGX)

387 Today I learned that although Unicode characters can now be put in comment fields, they will stay cause the red error message stack if you attempt to use them in your "name" field.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (WWh8n)

388 That's a very good picture. She looks natural and not at all like she wants to eat my liver.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (WWh8n)
_______________________

Yea, I'm not a fan of her. Strong rack, yes. But in nearly every picture of her, she's got this weirdo look on her face that is not only not flattering, but makes her look like a psycho. I'd keep my distance.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (iFTx/)
***
Blue-eyed brunettes.
They do it for me.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (anj39)

389 Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at August 10, 2022 02:17 PM (qBlQd)

I missed earlier talk. Which school board said God isnt diverse?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (wvo9L)

390 First President's Wife I've seen naked.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Martha Washington?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (w9Wax)

391 Daddario always looks more like a Daddario Doll than a Daddario Doll would.

Still utterly blistering in True Detective. Some people just don't photograph well.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (/6Rxy)

392 Soros DA Gascon in L.A. refuses to use gun enhancements in sentencing. I could not figure out why until you mentioned that most of the homicides were caused by gang thugs with illegal guns. So he doesn't want anyone to report that.

Posted by: Ultra pj at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (G1dq6)

393 385 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

I don't believe that for a second.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (QSjkU)

394 Fargo school board, Fen.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (/DXve)

395 So what you'ree saying is that she has a nice rack and it looks like she'd like to put you on it and stretch you out till you die in agonizing pain. No comfy chair for you
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (wvo9L)
++++
Noooooooo! Not Mein Kampfy Chair!

Posted by: German Prisoner, ca. 1945 at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (WWh8n)

396 Steve Sailer has all the stats on the Floyd effect. He's your go-to guy on this topic.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (qpX6U)

397 The Left : Defund the police, and prosecute them for any minor issue

AP : The rise in crime is a mystery that no one can solve, or should try to solve, seriously, it's like trying to discover where COVID originated or if Trump is a Russian agent sent to destroy America.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (p15/h)

398 I missed earlier talk. Which school board said God isnt diverse?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (wvo9L)
******
See 338 Fargo, ND.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (NpAcC)

399 393 385 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

I don't believe that for a second.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (QSjkU)
-

Newsweak:

https://t.co/2g4zOSW1DF

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (odVni)

400 NYP has the "inside MAL" story with photos. Bless DJT, but he has nightmarish taste in interior decorating.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (qpX6U)

401 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (/DXve)

They need policewoman Marge from the movie "Fargo" at the meetings,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (wvo9L)

402 Still utterly blistering in True Detective. Some people just don't photograph well.
Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:24 PM (/6Rxy)
++++
Some people have a certain kinetic component to their attractiveness. Amy Acker is another. She is beautiful on film/TV, but still pictures don't do her any justice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (WWh8n)

403 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

I don't believe that for a second.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (QSjkU)


Me either.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (anj39)

404 393 385 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

I don't believe that for a second.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:25 PM (QSjkU)


That's psychological warfare 101. Make the enemy concerned about sabotage from within.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (mZ3xv)

405 Never seen Fargo, so...

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (/DXve)

406 Putin's Police Shortage.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (fUCt3)

407 NYP has the "inside MAL" story with photos. Bless DJT, but he has nightmarish taste in interior decorating.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (qpX6U)
++++
The acres of pink marble and brass in Trump Tower weren't a giveaway?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (WWh8n)

408 BREAKING: The Fargo, North Dakota school board has voted 7-2 in favor of no longer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before meedertings because it doesn't align with the school's "diversity code" due to its use of the phrase "Under God."

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Couldn't they just replace "Under God" with "Hail Satan"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (FVME7)

409 AP thinks cause and effect be raysis.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 10, 2022 02:28 PM (4olE8)

410 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

Trump needs to clean out everyone around him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (ptqGC)

I don't buy this sources say bs. Never have and it always works out well.

That's an attempt to shift the Narrative away from what was done. It assumes there was something to be "found".

Besides, they told the Feebs to go through Melania's clothes? My ass.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:28 PM (/6Rxy)

411 >>> 312 He's not a drinker.
Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:03 PM (krQz2)
++++
According to legend, the reason for the absurdly named "Fifth Third" bank is that when the Third Bank bought the Fifth Bank (both Ohio, IIRC), they worried that "Third-Fifth Bank" would be offputting to the temperance movement types and imply that the bankers drank a lot, so they flipped the numbers.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:09 PM (WWh8n)

Why not Fourth Bank?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (llON8)

412 Couldn't they just replace "Under God" with "Hail Satan"?
___

Pretty sure that in their hearts, they already do.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (/DXve)

413 AP thinks cause and effect be raysis.
Posted by: NR Pax at August 10, 2022 02:28 PM (4olE
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It's those white people and their so-called "logic".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (aaGzp)

414 400 NYP has the "inside MAL" story with photos. Bless DJT, but he has nightmarish taste in interior decorating.
Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 10, 2022 02:26 PM (qpX6U


Maybe if I were a billionaire, it would look better to me.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (mZ3xv)

415 Was Kushner present?

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (p15/h)

416 In the cities, they promote a diversity of adherence levels to the law.

Human diversity is one thing. It's god-made and beautiful. "Behavioral diversity" just means that you allow a much larger spectrum of behavior, some of which complies with the best standard of behavior, much of which does not.

However, Diversity is not "Strength". It is simply a wider range of results. Some of which are strong for the purpose, and any number of others which are not.

As "being human" has no one defined purpose, Human diversity is unaffected.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:29 PM (krQz2)

417 So what you'ree saying is that she has a nice rack and it looks like she'd like to put you on it and stretch you out till you die in agonizing pain. No comfy chair for you
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (wvo9L)

She's just not a pretty woman in the Hollywood beauty sense. Her features are heavy set with inset dark eyes and a drawn tight mouth.

I've seen wannabe starlets working as baristas at Starbucks in Manhattan Beach or El Segundo with a lot more looks. Maybe she's a talented actress, which is fine. But she's fairly normal looking.

Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (+Cgut)

418 LOL. Newsweek magazine is now claiming that Garland didn't know about the raid, and that it was Wray who approved it.

PR not working out the way you expected it to work out?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (I2/tG)

419
Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

Trump needs to clean out everyone around him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM


FBO disinformation is my guess. Divide and conquer.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (jE276)

420 408 BREAKING: The Fargo, North Dakota school board has voted 7-2 in favor of no longer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before meedertings because it doesn't align with the school's "diversity code" due to its use of the phrase "Under God."


I would have thought Fargo was pretty much a heartland kind of city.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (eGTCV)

421 Cher had a nice ass in 1985.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 10, 2022 02:20 PM (ufFY

Watch "Moonstruck." She looks good, and she can act!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (XIJ/X)

422 381 >>> 222 Why does this happen? Reporting is a big factor. People in suburbs, especially peaceful suburbs, are more likely to report both because they have a higher expectation of action and because they're more likely to have insurance. This is especially true for property crime, because you usually have to file a police report to make a claim. The result of this is more reporting. If you have zero confidence in the police doing anything and won't (or can't) be filing a claim, you're less likely to report a crime in the first place. This leads to lower crime rates.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 01:51 PM (WWh8n)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
DING! DING! DING!
give the man a prize
Posted by: rd at August 10, 2022 01:54 PM (Z32m1)

911 is a joke.
Posted by: Public Enemy at August 10, 2022 02:22 PM (llON
__________________________

I would also add that in recent years, suburbs that are nearer to shit areas have seen some uptick in property crimes resulting from assholes from shit areas coming to steal shit

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (iFTx/)

423 331 Claims are that the FIB was looking for incriminating Spy Gate docs that would prove that the FIB is guilty of high treason.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 10, 2022 02:11 PM (m7R0k)
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Which would have never been scanned and electronic copies hidden in multiple locations for security?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (aXaSz)

424 Couldn't they just replace "Under God" with "Hail Satan"?
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It's understood.

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (krQz2)

425 She's just not a pretty woman in the Hollywood beauty sense. Her features are heavy set with inset dark eyes and a drawn tight mouth.

I've seen wannabe starlets working as baristas at Starbucks in Manhattan Beach or El Segundo with a lot more looks. Maybe she's a talented actress, which is fine. But she's fairly normal looking.
Posted by: Boswell at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (+Cgut)

She is a half tone from plain as day.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (QSjkU)

426 Sounds like a lot of those displaces muzzies have been sent to Fargo.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (anj39)

427 In the cities, they promote a diversity of adherence levels to the law.

In Portland we believe in diversity in everything but thought!

Disagree with us, and we'll crush you like a bug!

Posted by: Portland! at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (I2/tG)

428 Only if you live in a Soros-DA city.

Free America is actually pretty sweet, in contrast.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 10, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)


Why I was so glad that kid who aerated that punk in LV wasn't in a hell hole like Gascon tainted LA. He'd have been thrown in the klink and his farts would be sounding like yawns about now. I'm guessing that Riverside County in CA isn't too horrific, otherwise that old guy protecting his life and liquor store would also have been sent to the buggery bin. Although the viral video and outpouring of public support probably have a bit to do with that...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at August 10, 2022 02:31 PM (zB/T/)

429 "suburbs that are nearer to shit areas have seen some uptick in ... crimes resulting from assholes from shit areas coming to steal shit"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
DING! DING! DING!
give the man a prize

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Vigor at August 10, 2022 02:32 PM (qpX6U)

430 If CNN reported on the Holodomor in the Ukraine they'd be saying something about prolonged fasting getting rid of unsightly body fat, and lowering people's cholesterol.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
+++++
But this can't be right. I read that CNN was gonna stop being a joke and actually report real unbiased news.
You know, like a real news channel.
I shannot believe that they haven't followed through with that.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 10, 2022 02:32 PM (dr4Q1)

431 No way there was a leak from inside.

Posted by: Pence at August 10, 2022 02:32 PM (9FBGz)

432 Moonstruck is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 10, 2022 02:32 PM (LqU2m)

433 Soros: "The research I've seen says otherwise. The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates."

What are the odds that Soros' Open Society paid for the research, and that he doesn't feel like disclosing this to us?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (mfcnR)

434 Naked pics of Melania were meant to seal the deal of perception with Trump being a sleazeball scumbag. iLook at his wife, she's so trashy she was naked in published pics!

I mean, before Clinton it probably would have worked. Gary Hart's promising political career was destroyed because he was having an affair.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)

435 If they just said "one nation under" it would be more appropriate because that' where it's headed

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (wvo9L)

436 L Newsweek magazine is now claiming that Garland didn't know about the raid
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LMAO indistinguishable from satire. I was gonna say this as a joke earlier.

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (/6Rxy)

437 "suburbs that are nearer to shit areas have seen some uptick in ... crimes resulting from assholes from shit areas coming to steal shit"

Thank you public transit! Thank you so very much.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Vigor at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (qpX6U)

438 @1776ProjectPac
BREAKING: The Fargo, North Dakota school board has voted 7-2 in favor of no longer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings because it doesn't align with the school's "diversity code" due to its use of the phrase "Under God."

Yes, this is real.

https://tinyurl.com/44a8bdk9
Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (NpAcC)

I'm surprised, I thought that was wiped out in the 1980s.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (eoQWY)

439 Posted by: clutch cargo
___

Even in blue states there are islands of sanity.

Here in southern Illinois, it's no different from across the river in southern Missouri.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (/DXve)

440 Julie Kelly
@julie_kelly2

Blue checks: THE FBI WOULD NEVER PLANT EVIDENCE

Whitmer defense this am: FBI informant planted explosives material in truck of defendant so FBI could confiscate the evidence upon arrest.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (NpAcC)

441 The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates

"And you just have to take my word for it, no I won't show you the study or let you examine it, because it doesn't exist."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (Ivdso)

442 LOL. Newsweek magazine is now claiming that Garland didn't know about the raid, and that it was Wray who approved it.

---
"Spontaneous Unprecedented raids" is not the great argument they think it is.

It's also not the argument to make for "Oh, don't worry about what the FIB is doing."

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (krQz2)

443 I mean, before Clinton it probably would have worked. Gary Hart's promising political career was destroyed because he was having an affair.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)

And he was stupid enough to invite an investigation. Quite the brainiac.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (QSjkU)

444 Watch "Moonstruck." She looks good, and she can act!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2022 02:30 PM (XIJ/X)

She is watching mostly because of Sam Elliot.
Interestingly, not much difference in the Rocky character and Eric Stoltz's real looks, lol. He is not good looking.

Good movie, actually.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (ufFY8)

445 Gary Hart's promising political career was destroyed because he was having an affair.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)
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Mostly because he was stupid enough to say, "Go ahead, follow me!" and they did.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 10, 2022 02:34 PM (aaGzp)

446 Today is my daughter's last first day of high school.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

447 Yes, this is real.

https://tinyurl.com/44a8bdk9
Posted by: redridinghood at August 10, 2022 02:14 PM (NpAcC)

Fargo has fallen ? Shit man, this is not good

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 10, 2022 02:35 PM (S+j2h)

448 Believing the "leak" story means you believe they had cause. Stop believing "sources" and Fox Fuck News!!!!

This was a top down op, pre planned. Probably for a long while. It's political. There was no inside leaker telling the poor innocent feds where to look for the juicy goods. FFS

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:35 PM (/6Rxy)

449
Truths:
All politicians are paranoid
Trump is not a politician

Therefor, any attempt to intimidate that an 'insider' ratted him out he will shrug off. That play had to come from outside as a strategy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 10, 2022 02:35 PM (jE276)

450 >>> 385 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago.

Trump needs to clean out everyone around him.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 02:23 PM (ptqGC)

This is certainly possible since Stan's asshoes can lie very easily. However, it's also possible the Eff.Bee.EYE is to make themselves out to be smarter than they are and / or to try causing OrangeManBad to witch-hunt his own staff in an effort to find the mole. Somehow I doubt he or his security waited until the day after the raid to screen and monitor employees.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 10, 2022 02:36 PM (llON8)

451
I mean, before Clinton it probably would have worked. Gary Hart's promising political career was destroyed because he was having an affair.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)

Gary Hart's a total asshole.

He used to frequent a toney wine bar in this affluent Lefty mountain town I briefly lived in. His horribly abusive attitude toward the staff meant he got permanently banned.

Do you know what it takes for a Dem celeb, even a B-list one, to get banned from a wine bar in a 100% hardcore Karenzone like that? He was just a total dickhead to everyone.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 10, 2022 02:36 PM (IXpV7)

452 I'm surprised, I thought that was wiped out in the 1980s.

Me too, I can't believe anyone is actually reciting the pledge in any school setting any more.

You know why I never said it? It felt like a prayer to the county.

Our nation is technically under God, because EVERYTHING is, but that line felt more like it was saying the USA is some blessed special place. We're under God! Not the way you behave.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:36 PM (Ivdso)

453 Please don't insult my intelligence by suggesting the FBI wouldn't, couldn't, hasn't planted evidence. They would, they could, and they have.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 10, 2022 02:36 PM (QSjkU)

454 Julie Kelly says an insider told the FBI where to look and what to look for in Mar-a-Lago./i]

Baron Trump apparently told them were the safe was, barely looking up from his Xbox game.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (Ivdso)

455 Today is my daughter's last first day of high school.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022


***
She's starting 9th grade? Or do you mean last "first day of school," as in she's a senior?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (J2vNu)

456 I'm about 50/50 about certain higher-ups in the WH and DOJ being in the dark about the MAL raid. One, it gives them some kind of plausible deniability (but who's going to believe them?), and two, since Joe's brain dead, there's various factions playing out their nonsense and maybe the "We need to nail Drumpf by the end of 2022" faction won out.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (Rl7KJ)

457 "Hey! Your tin-foil-hat story about a 'rogue FBI' goes a little far afield of the simple fact that the FBI is only conducting unprecedented unapproved raids after getting any judge they can to sign the warrant, that's all."

Posted by: Axeman at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (krQz2)

458 ***
She's starting 9th grade? Or do you mean last "first day of school," as in she's a senior?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (J2vNu)



Senior.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (Zz0t1)

459 Some people have a certain kinetic component to their attractiveness. Amy Acker is another. She is beautiful on film/TV, but still pictures don't do her any justice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:27 PM (WWh8n)

Yes. Very kinetic. Especially in my pants area

Posted by: ... at August 10, 2022 02:38 PM (/6Rxy)

460 Today is my daughter's last first day of high school.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022
++++
I hope her senior year goes well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:38 PM (WWh8n)

461 Good grief. Bruce Reinhard's wife was an attorney with the DOJ and is a judge in FL.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2022 02:39 PM (ptqGC)

462 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

463 Unless you guys have seen pics of Melania I have not seen which is entirely possible, Melania posed topless for some black and white European art house photos when she was in her early days as a model.Soft core as a description is a stretch IMO .

Posted by: Jen the original at August 10, 2022 02:39 PM (RX7+F)

464 ++++
I hope her senior year goes well.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 10, 2022 02:38 PM (WWh8n)



THANKS! We do too.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

465 Some people have a certain kinetic component to their attractiveness.

Yeah, its interesting how some pretty girls look kind of ordinary in stills.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 10, 2022 02:39 PM (Ivdso)

466 She's starting 9th grade? Or do you mean last "first day of school," as in she's a senior?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022
*
Senior.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 10, 2022


***
Congratulations to her. That's a great if somewhat bittersweet year. Tell yourself that when, or if, she goes to college next year, you can have a first day of that!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2022 02:40 PM (J2vNu)

467 Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon...

Posted by: Crisminal Wray at August 10, 2022 02:40 PM (krQz2)

468 I'm about 50/50 about certain higher-ups in the WH and DOJ being in the dark about the MAL raid. One, it gives them some kind of plausible deniability (but who's going to believe them?), and two, since Joe's brain dead, there's various factions playing out their nonsense and maybe the "We need to nail Drumpf by the end of 2022" faction won out.
Posted by: Thrawn at August 10, 2022 02:37 PM (Rl7KJ)

Since they are responsible and would have done it themselves if they thought of it, I don't have to cut them any slack.

Posted by: Oldcat at August 10, 2022 02:41 PM (eoQWY)

469 First President's Wife I've seen naked

Martha Washington?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 10, 2022 02:42 PM (kPy0C)

470 Rethinking the role of police, whether due to staffing shortages or not, is actually a good idea. What do we really want / what do we really need from our police?

On the one hand, crime prevention has always been problematic because of the difficulty of accurately gauging intent: it is not a clear bright line between reading intentions versus policing thoughts. Preventing crime is ofttimes quite a presumption on the part of public officials.

On the other hand, taking the principal role of government to be policing the civic tranquility, perhaps we need to expand the definition of "police."

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 10, 2022 02:48 PM (K58O6)

471
Report: FBI Raided Mar-A-Lago After Tip That Parents Were Protesting A School Board Meeting There

"When we received an anonymous tip that parents were assembling to criticize public school curriculum and policy, we sprung into action – we should have confirmed the veracity, but didn't want to risk any of these potential terrorists escaping." Garland spoke at a press conference today, adding "We take these threats very seriously."

Posted by: Babylon Bee at August 10, 2022 03:14 PM (pKbwb)

472 "Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was shot dead while resisting arrest and charging towards a cop he'd just assaulted in Ferguson, MO."

And the officer who eventually shot Brown took a punch in the face from Brown,

Posted by: RM at August 10, 2022 03:20 PM (0eYOS)

473 Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was shot dead while resisting arrest and charging towards a cop he'd just assaulted in Ferguson, MO."

And the officer who eventually shot Brown took a punch in the face from Brown, had to stop Brown from taking his gun, and was charged by Brown, the "gentle giant" who weighed about 290.,

And another officer was shot in the face during one of the peaceful protests. Try finding that factoid online.

And the night the officer was found by the grand jury to have not murdered Brown, a retired, 66 year old good friend of mine taking a walk in his neighborhood was beaten by three "peaceful protesters" trolling for someone to kill. He was left for dead on the street and dealt with the physical fallout from his injuries for months. The attack was given two lines of 1/8 inch type in the police report in the paper. Anf that's all there was to that, folks.

Posted by: RM at August 10, 2022 03:27 PM (0eYOS)

474 Scott Alexander is a breath of fresh air, but he just entered territory that Steve Sailer has been working in for decades. Sailer, an old-school conservative who contributed to National Review in the 1990s, back when it didn't absolutely suck, is now labeled a far-right extremist so nobody cites him, but he's been calling out the emperor's new clothes regarding race for years.

If you don't read Steve, you should. www.unz.com/isteve

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at August 10, 2022 03:45 PM (PTYkn)

475 Saaaaay....

We can't seem to hire enough cops, but the dems assume hiring 87,000 more IRS agents will be no problemo?

I mean Covid and the hot economy should impact that as well, right?

Right?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at August 10, 2022 05:12 PM (+DS2f)

476 this is exactly why i moved out of prime real estate in the city last year to a quiet lot in the country. the next phase will be when petite finally realize their formerly prime real estate is now worth pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: joe fingerblaster at August 10, 2022 06:22 PM (KQFAM)

477 There is one Covid related cause for the collapse of policing. That would be the vaccine mandates that many state governments imposed on their employees, as happened here in Washington State.

Any state employee who did not get vaccinated was fired, and for county, city and town employees I believe it was up to these local governments whether they imposed their own vaccine mandates.

Mandatory participation in medical experiments (never mind the most radical experiment in history) is a war crime under the Nuremberg Code, and firing people for refusing is Holodomor (how Stalin murdered 5m Ukrainians: by stripping their livelihoods).

I hope the day comes when the bastards who perpetrated these world historic crimes receive proper war-crime trials and proper WWII-style war-crime punishments.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at August 10, 2022 07:23 PM (wh9C3)

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