The Morning Report — 9/22/22

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Good morning kids. Thursday and one of the frustrating things about writing this column, insofar as the way I do it, is that just as you're ready to focus in on one topic, you find a link to something else of equal importance that comes out of left field. I guess it's better than having nothing to sink one's teeth into, but in any case, this morning we seem to be trying to take the proverbial sip of water from a firehose.

The other thing that gets me crazy is forgetting the actual "crux of the biscuit" as it were when writing my rant. Yesterday, in describing how the junta has to walk back and disavow its puppet's brain farts with growing frequency, the main point that I wanted to make was that the one thing that they are not walking back is his incitement and blood libeling of their enemies. That's no gaffe. And despite having the brain function of a wilted kohlrabi, when it comes to delivering this message, Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants delivers them with as much clarity and gusto as a Viennese housepainter at the Berlin Sportspalast. Worse, he has an entire government including the courts, law enforcement and the armed forces either giving him a standing ovation or staying silent to save their own skin and pensions.

As Miranda Devine reports, there is at least one exception:

Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and ­using an “overzealous” January 6 ­investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.

Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT-team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.

He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 ­subjects accused of misdemeanor ­offenses. . .

. . . “I have an oath to uphold the Constitution,” he told supervisors when he asserted his conscientious objection to joining an Aug. 24 raid on a J6 subject in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. “I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector.”

Friend, who did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election, said he told his immediate boss twice that he believed the raid, and the investigative process leading up to it, violated FBI policy and the subject’s rights under the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment. . .

. . . Friend says his concerns are shared with large numbers of rank-and-file FBI agents across the country who believe they are being used as pawns to pursue the political agenda of the bosses in Washington, DC.

These kinds of abuses of the law are a “morale killer” for field agents, he says.

Many agents, who joined the FBI in the wake of 9/11, are keeping their heads down because they are close to their 20-year retirement with full pension. But he says they are equally disgusted at being forced to take part in the politicization of federal law ­enforcement.

We are now at a point where I can no longer shake my head in understanding of the position these people are in. Just as a reminder, this is not some new phenomenon. The FBI has at best been a bureaucracy whose sole mission, as is the mission of every bureaucracy, is to perpetuate itself. I don't have to go into the litany of scandals and outrages it was at the center of over the course of just the past 30 years. Right here and right now, the FBI is nothing more than an instrument of political repression that is being wielded by a Junta that seeks nothing more than absolute power and the final destruction of the American republic.

My message to every employee of the FBI, as well as the DOJ, CIA and now the IRS and every other damned agency in Washington is unequivocal: to hell with your 20-year career and your pension. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. And that problem is going to lead to a "final solution" if you catch my meaning. I applaud Steve Friend. The problem is the thousands of others who will not stand with him right now, when the chips are down not just for him but for the nation itself. We hang together or we hang separately, and as of now that seems to be our fate. As one commenter noted yesterday evening:

People read history books about the beginning of something horrific like the Third Reich and ask "Why didn't they see? Why didn't they DO something?"

We are living in exactly such a time, and we are finding out why 'they' didn't do something. Trying to stop the horror brings the gaze of said horror to you. And that horror will use the power of the state crush you and everyone associated with you.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli)) at September 21, 2022 06:17 PM (l7Kbv)

If as fools like Andrew McCarthy and Sean Hannity, as well as what Miranda Devine herself states in her piece, that most or much of the rank and file in the Bureau agree with Steve Friend, then if they were to walk out en masse in solidarity with him, that would send a message all the way to Kalorama. But no. And while Steve Friend is having his life ruined (if you think the worst is over for him as he exits the Hoover Building with a box of his personal effects, think again; they want him crushed pour encourager les autres and to prevent the rise of, an influencer, shall we say) because he dared protest the treatment of the J-6 political prisoners, this is how the Junta treats its foot soldiers:

Shannon Brandt, the 41-year-old accused of murdering 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson for being a supposed “Republican extremist,” was freed Tuesday from the Stutsman County jail in North Dakota, Breitbart News has confirmed.

An official at the jail told Breitabrt News that Brandt had posted a $50,000 bond and was released . . .

. . . The killing occurred just days after President Joe Biden held a “unity” summit aimed at rallying Americans to fight so-called “MAGA Republicans,” whom Biden called a “threat” to the country in a speech earlier this month.

Someone like Buffalo-Headdress-Guy and scores like him is allowed in to the Capitol by cops — who hold the door open for him — and is still rotting in a DC jail somewhere for doing nothing more than gawking at the drapery and taking a selfie, but this bastard skates after posting bond. I'd be stunned if the money did not come from a Soros front group. We don't have a two-tiered justice system; we do not have a justice system. The justice system is more and more another arm of political repression wielded against the citizenry. Open your mouth and get your teeth kicked down your throat. At some point, the word "extremist" will no longer be needed as a modifier. Calling someone "Republican" will be a combination identifier/slander all by itself. Just like the word "Jew." And the rest as they say is history. Literally.

I wrote yesterday:

"We abhor violence. We detest it to our core. We beg and plead just to be left alone to live our lives as we want, within the constraints of our faith and our morals, and in return we gladly afford the same to anyone else. It is the anti-American Left and their party, the Democrats, that believe exactly the opposite. It is they who are the purveyors of death, violence, hate and incitement in the name of accruing absolute power."

Friend and friend of the blog Michael Walsh wrote me an e-mail and commented:
"Agree, but as we move forward to Armageddon, you might have to shoulder arms and pass the ammo…"

As I wrote back, although I neglected to include the very big qualifier beginning with "BUT," it was for sure implied. The situation we face is intolerable and will only get worse as everything this Junta is inflicting on us in the name of social justice, equity, saving the planet and every other cockamamie bullshit used to cover the real reason, their attaining absolute power "by any means necessary" comes crashing down on them and ultimately on us. This can't go on. If there were many more Steve Friends in the FBI as well as in the military, which like the rest of the DC bureaucracy is turning into a force of fanatics whose main enemy is not the ChiComs but the citizenry at home (thanks, Obama!) I'd sleep a bit more soundly at night. But that's just not human nature, sadly. We go along to get along.

In a not necessarily unrelated story, we have this going on in Iran:

In July, Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi ordered the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution to step up the enforcement of the nation's hijab law.

Just weeks later, a young woman standing with her family in a Tehran subway station was arbitrarily taken into a van by the "morality police" for an unknown dress code violation.  While in custody, Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma and was taken to a hospital, where she died three days later.  Her father said her legs were bruised; others say she had been beaten on the head near her neck.  The government says she died of a heart attack.  But the Iranian people, who are already outraged over abuses by the "morality police" and other Iranian military forces, are protesting in the streets.  "Women, Life, Freedom" is a common chant.  So is "I will kill whoever killed my sister . . ."

. . . After Mahsa's burial, protesters held a rally outside the governor's office and confronted the security forces while chanting, "I will kill whoever killed my sister."  The police responded by firing tear gas and pellets at the protesters, arresting some people and wounding several others.

On the third day of protests, uprisings occurred in Sanandaj, Mahabad, and Karaj, and a demonstration was held by students at Tehran University.  The regime tried to hamper the protests by disrupting the internet in Saqqez and Sanandaj, but the crowds could not be stopped.  Women had a significant presence in the protests.  Mrs. Rajavi offered her sympathies to Mahsa Amini's family and called for public mourning over her murder.

Meanwhile, on the fifth day of the uprising in different areas of Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran, at least 25 provinces have continued. people in Tehran and other cities, including Mashhad, Sabzevar, Arak, Ilam, Marivan, Gorgan, Birjand, Isfahan, Sari, Tabriz, Karaj, Fardis Karaj, Kermanshah, Qazvin, Shiraz, Bandar-Abbas, Kish, Kerman, Rafsanjan, Sanandaj, Qom, Khorramabad, Zanjan, Rasht, Ahvaz, Urmia, Bukan, Mahabad, Ardabil and Hamedan took to the streets and demonstrated against the mullahs' regime.  

On Tuesday, the state-run website Eslam-e No reported a tweet by Mohsen Mansouri, the governor of Tehran, in which he wrote, "The main elements of tonight's gatherings in Tehran were fully organized, trained and had plans to create disturbances in Tehran.  Pouring diesel fuel on roads, hurling rocks, attacking the police, setting fire to motorbikes and garbage cans, destroying public property, etc. are not things that ordinary people would do."

I would remind you that an anonymous Tunisian man who immolated himself in protest to his government wound up setting the entire Middle East on fire and causing the so-called "Arab Spring." While that was not in any way, shape, or form a "democratic" movement to say the least, the salient point is that it caused several corrupt, repressive governments to fall. While, of course, I am thinking of the mullah-ocracy in Tehran, the parallels to what is happening to us right here in the former USA are apparent.

Psaki-psircling way back to the top and my observation about many other things happening all at once, first we have the situation in Ukraine, where Vladimir Putin is now calling up 300,000 more men and threatening to use nukes on Ukraine, despite massive protests in Russia at the escalation. Whether he uses them or not (and a cornered, desperate rat, especially one with nukes, is not a pleasant thought), recall back when we conned Ukraine into giving up the nukes on its territory, left there in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, in exchange for security promises. Had they done the smart thing and declined that offer, I doubt old Vladdy would be making threats to light up Kiev. He might not have invaded in the first place.

And finally, a long distance "def" dedication to Senator Ted Cruz: Go fuck yourself.

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:46 AM




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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (bVYXr)

2 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (rAUIJ)

3 Now to the content.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (bVYXr)

4 Not first!

Posted by: IanDeal at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (MGjjz)

5 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (aOemb)

6 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (BRHaw)

7

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 22, 2022 07:46 AM (SWi3y)

8 Happy Thursday, one and all! Today is my Orthopedist appointment to follow up on my frozen shoulder. I am happy to report that the PT has been going very well and that I can raise my arm without pain. I expect more good news after seeing the doctor.

Posted by: NR Pax at September 22, 2022 07:47 AM (4olE8)

9 morning horde.

yay for 3-4 hour marathon meeting today. this is gonna be a blast...

-_-

send coffee and an emergency margarita please...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 22, 2022 07:47 AM (WhsXQ)

10 corgis called

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 22, 2022 07:48 AM (WhsXQ)

11 The WH and the DOJ and a good part of the Senate and HOR (nice acronym they got there!) are the insurrectionists!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 07:48 AM (rAUIJ)

12 Good morning horde!

The world is filled with retarded monkeys who think they're people (please note that this comment does not refer to any particular race/gender/etc).

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 07:49 AM (GYIa4)

13 Jared Kushner thinks DeSantis's shipping of illegals was wrong. Very wrong.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 07:50 AM (ZCool)

14 Seems like Cruz never disappoints to disappoint.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 07:51 AM (rAUIJ)

15 Filing his whistleblower report with IG Horowitz? Good luck. Expect a mealy-mouthed recommendation on FBI internal educational remediation in about four years.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 07:52 AM (H8QX8)

16 If the mid-terms turn on the ability to murder your baby and if dudes can marry dudes and or cut off their junk, then the nation is lost and I don't want to live among these deranged lunatics.

I hear Suriname is nice, perhaps the Seychelles.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 07:52 AM (up/3i)

17 perhaps the Seychelles.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 07:52 AM (up/3i)
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By the sea shore.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 07:53 AM (rAUIJ)

18 Maybe Jarvhanka should shut its fucking mouth.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 07:54 AM (W/9Bb)

19 Good mourning America.

Posted by: Marooned at September 22, 2022 07:54 AM (w6hJ9)

20 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 07:55 AM (LsEU/)

21 16 If the mid-terms turn on the ability to murder your baby and if dudes can marry dudes and or cut off their junk, then the nation is lost and I don't want to live among these deranged lunatics.
AM (up/3i)
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In the past I was hoping that Darwin's Law would be the best thing for the rest of us in due time.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 07:55 AM (rAUIJ)

22 -21 Republicans join dems to get rid of Freon coolant.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 07:55 AM (ZCool)

23 Verse for the day:

"One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

--Mark 12:28-31

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (LsEU/)

24 Good stuff, NR Pax.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (W/9Bb)

25 @22

>>21 Republicans join dems to get rid of Freon coolant.

Lunatics, we're governed by lunatics.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (up/3i)

26 >>18 Maybe Jarvhanka should shut its fucking mouth.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

If Trump wins in 2024 they'll be sitting right next to him again in the Oval Office. Ugh.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (ZCool)

27 Cruz is a WEF man.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 07:58 AM (ZCool)

28 26 >>18 Maybe Jarvhanka should shut its fucking mouth.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

If Trump wins in 2024 they'll be sitting right next to him again in the Oval Office. Ugh.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (ZCool)


Maybe not, but blood is thicker than water.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2022 07:59 AM (x0n13)

29 I hear Suriname is nice, perhaps the Seychelles.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 07:52 AM (up/3i)

The Covid mandates in the Seychelles make ours look weak.

There's no place anymore. America is the last stand.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 07:59 AM (H8QX8)

30 Thank you, JJ.
Excellent open.

Posted by: democrats, Raping or Mutilating the Children They Cannot Kill Since 1973 at September 22, 2022 07:59 AM (jV+aN)

31 I hear Suriname is nice, perhaps the Seychelles.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 07:52 AM (up/3i)

it's been about 30 years but it was absolutely lovely when we pulled in there.

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 22, 2022 08:00 AM (WhsXQ)

32 Good morning horde! Had a really good trip to DC yesterday. The US Botanic Gardens (which I had never seen - learned they are the oldest continuously operated public garden in the US) are beautiful and kinda amazing, since they grown pretty much anything from anywhere in certain spots. The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian was deserted, which did make it perfect for a quite, calm lunch. I'm not sure how long it can stay in operation where the other Smithsonians are WAY busier and have so much more to see, but what do I know...

Now, back to normal homeschool grind with the kids...maybe one last trip next month (when we have to drive much farther to the free VRE) to see the reopening of Air and Space and how much money Bezos put in (b/c he's getting a new wing named after him)...

So, in a rundown, if you visit DC, should you visit...

Natural History - yes
American History - yes, but definitely skip some sections
American Indian - no, unless you want food
Botanic Gardens - yes
Washington Monument - yes

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:01 AM (exHjb)

33 @29

>>The Covid mandates in the Seychelles make ours look weak.


Poop, I was so looking forward to lying in a hammock and staring out at the whales as they frolic and breech.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:01 AM (up/3i)

34 Excellent essay, JJ.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 08:02 AM (Upj54)

35 Good morning! Great links JJ thank you.

So locally here we had a shooting yesterday midday in Rittenhouse Square (unbelievable - this is possibly the NICEST part of Center City Philadelphia).

and on the topic of crime moving out of the city proper, yesterday a teen boy got carjacked at gunpoint in DEVON. I can't overstate how tony Devon is. holy sheep. I assume all of Delaware/Bucks/Chester County will be dealing with violent carjackings now.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 08:02 AM (w0NJk)

36 Poop, I was so looking forward to lying in a hammock and staring out at the whales as they frolic and breech.

Posted by: Thomas Bender

Stacy Abrams was so last thread.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:02 AM (LsEU/)

37 I offer a glimmer of hope: this morning my 12yo daughter asked what I thought of Disney's new "Little Mermaid". As a young lady educated in the woke NJ public school system, she has a tendency to veer left on cultural issues.

Not this time. When I said "I don't really care if Ariel is black - she's half fish anyway", daughter responded "well I do, and they got rid of Prince Eric too".

I said - "interesting - you're old enough now that they've started retconning your childhood". She concurred.

If Disney are losing semi-woke 12 year-old girls, there's hope.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:03 AM (g1EEm)

38 >>Maybe not, but blood is thicker than water.

I hope they are banned from DC. I doubt it though.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:03 AM (ZCool)

39 "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Roman's 15:5-6

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 08:04 AM (b82nJ)

40 Did you see that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said yesterday that we might see a recession at some point in the future? No, really.

“The chances of a soft landing,” Powell said, “are likely to diminish” as the Fed steadily raises borrowing costs to slow the worst streak of inflation in four decades. “No one knows whether this process will lead to a recession or, if so, how significant that recession would be.”

https://tinyurl.com/2gntnlwu

We might have a recession. Later. Maybe. No one knows, really, but it could happen. In the future.

I really do feel like we've reached the point where we're seeing the "only approved messages" stage of government. I never thought I'd see it, but we're here.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:04 AM (ikWko)

41 "Capitalism in space: Hilton has been chosen to design the hotel suites inside the Starlab private space station that Nanoracks is building and hopes to launch sometime this decade."

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This is funny. I seem to recall a scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey near the beginning when a small group is gathered to talk and the background shows a Hilton Hotel area within the complex.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:04 AM (sVtYq)

42 I said - "interesting - you're old enough now that they've started retconning your childhood". She concurred.

If Disney are losing semi-woke 12 year-old girls, there's hope.
Posted by: quantum mechanic

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Yeah, it's sort of weird how no one is worried about the little white girls not being able to see a Little Mermaid that looks like them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:05 AM (ikWko)

43 This is funny. I seem to recall a scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey near the beginning when a small group is gathered to talk and the background shows a Hilton Hotel area within the complex.
Posted by: Lady in Black

"I'd like to check in please."

-- "I'm sorry. I can't do that Dave."

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (LsEU/)

44 Ted Cruz, a man I wholly supported in '16 and even went to see in person, has really disappointed me time and time again. I'm just about running on empty supporting him in any fashion.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (sVtYq)

45 37 I offer a glimmer of hope: this morning my 12yo daughter asked what I thought of Disney's new "Little Mermaid". As a young lady educated in the woke NJ public school system, she has a tendency to veer left on cultural issues.

Not this time. When I said "I don't really care if Ariel is black - she's half fish anyway", daughter responded "well I do, and they got rid of Prince Eric too".


https://tinyurl.com/mr3svksm

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (ZCool)

46 "I'd like to check in please."

-- "I'm sorry. I can't do that Dave."
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (LsEU/)
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Then I would've thought you can check in but you can't check out.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (rAUIJ)

47 Yeah, it's sort of weird how no one is worried about the little white girls not being able to see a Little Mermaid that looks like them.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:05 AM (ikWko)

I'm worried about a world where a little kid sees anyone of a different race, and can't "see themselves".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2022 08:07 AM (6FeV1)

48 43 When checking in at the space hotel, HAL speaks with an Indian accent.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:07 AM (lz5hY)

49 When checking in at the space hotel, HAL speaks with an Indian accent.
Posted by: bill in arkansas


SNORT

"Thank you for being a Hilton Honors member. We will do the needful."

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:09 AM (LsEU/)

50 So, in a rundown, if you visit DC, should you visit...

Natural History - yes
American History - yes, but definitely skip some sections
American Indian - no, unless you want food
Botanic Gardens - yes
Washington Monument - yes
Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:01 AM (exHjb)

The American Indian museum always reminds me of Jabba the Hutt's fortress.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:09 AM (906pl)

51 Morning peeps.

First day of Fall. Here in the Bluegrass it looks like it and feels like it. Now, to chase down the pool cover that's been blown off the deck and about to take a trip into the south 40....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 08:09 AM (BFigT)

52 The Biden Junta brags oil prices have dropped by a bit from their peak. Demand destruction obviously did some of that, thanks to the Biden Recession and Americans being poorer, and Biden releasing about 200 million barrels of oil from the Reserve is the other big part. That oil will need to be replaced, probably with oil from the middle east.

This scandal is enormous. And, yet, no Propaganda Press covers it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 08:10 AM (Upj54)

53 Biden Issues Transhumanist Biotechnology EO Calling to 'Program Biology in the Same Way' We Program 'Computers'
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I wouldn't trust FJB to program an analog clock.

There is no way he's in charge if these are the EOs he's releasing. He doesn't have any comprehension of the complex moral and ethical issues involved, let alone just the technological challenges.

There is no way this ends well.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 08:11 AM (YIVH2)

54
I'm worried about a world where a little kid sees anyone of a different race, and can't "see themselves".
Posted by: Warai-otoko

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The best part is that people are beginning to question why white people are the only group that can watch movies and TV shows and commercials with other demographics as lead characters and not be bothered that the characters in the story don't look like them.

Whoops! Whoopsies!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:11 AM (ikWko)

55 44 Ted Cruz, a man I wholly supported in '16 and even went to see in person, has really disappointed me time and time again. I'm just about running on empty supporting him in any fashion.
Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:06 AM (sVtYq)

Have to admire his skills at propitiously timed posturing. Unrivaled.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (H8QX8)

56
and on the topic of crime moving out of the city proper, yesterday a teen boy got carjacked at gunpoint in DEVON. I can't overstate how tony Devon is. holy sheep. I assume all of Delaware/Bucks/Chester County will be dealing with violent carjackings now.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 08:02 AM


Devon and Chesterbrook are minutes apart (may even be in the same town, but I'm not positive). Chesterbrook was recently in a top 50 small towns in the USA to raise a family. We'll see how well crime coming to small town USA sits with voters in a few weeks.

The democrats think that abortion rights is 'the' issue. I think they're wrong.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (y3pKJ)

57 Biden Issues Transhumanist Biotechnology EO Calling to 'Program Biology in the Same Way' We Program 'Computers'

Remember when people used to lose their shit over GMO foods?

For those of you keeping score at home. This is exactly how you wind up Evangelicals who see an End Time scenario being fulfilled: "as in the days of Noah".

Other than profound violence and depravity (which we still have a ways to go), we get:

"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of god came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown."

The Hebrew is "little gods" (not sons of God). The men of renown are possibly the inspiration for the Titans mythology. The idea here is that the people back then were monkeying around with transhumanism.

And we see where that took them, and it appears that Genesis 6:4 is prophetic.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (3hSHB)

58 Moses Ezekiel was one of the only Jewish officers in the Confederate army. Made many funerary monuments in marble and bronze after the Civil War. Spent the last years of his life as an ex-pat in Rome. He made a magnificent bronze sculpture of Columbus for Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. It was blessed by the pope and shipped over. Displayed in the hall of nations, then in a niche above the entrance to the Carson Pirie Scott building. Was in a park until they tore it down in 2020 because...racism.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (Spr0s)

59 That oil will need to be replaced, probably with oil from the middle east.

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I don't think it will be. Some other moron made an astute observation regarding bringing the car home with an empty tank as a teenager. I think it's that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (ikWko)

60 I give Friend credit for putting his money where his mouth is. He came out and filed a report. It will accomplish nothing, but the man has integrity and self-respect.

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (EpDzw)

61 How do you go about "programming biology" within the human race? Seems prudent that we should start asking these evil yahoos that question. And people better start opening their freaking eyes to what the goals are of these Mengele demigods. My guess, and I have no reason to think otherwise, is that the plan is to rewire (for lack of a better word) us via "vaccines."

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (sVtYq)

62 Today is National Ice Cream Cone Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:14 AM (NpAcC)

63 61 How do you go about "programming biology" within the human race? Seems prudent that we should start asking these evil yahoos that question. And people better start opening their freaking eyes to what the goals are of these Mengele demigods. My guess, and I have no reason to think otherwise, is that the plan is to rewire (for lack of a better word) us via "vaccines."
Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (sVtYq)

Well there was that little trial run of gene-editing we did for Covid.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at September 22, 2022 08:14 AM (eYoxG)

64 And finally, a long distance "def" dedication to Senator Ted Cruz: Go fuck yourself.

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hahaha

Welcome to the party, everyone. Coffee is in back. Glad to have you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:15 AM (ikWko)

65
The American Indian museum always reminds me of Jabba the Hutt's fortress.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:09 AM (906pl)

My son, who wants to be an architect or a structural engineer, was impressed by the circular dome nature of the initial interior...and the cut out in the building with a prism set up that let rainbows shine onto the large glass window wall looking out to the river/waterfell set up outside...that was probably the best reason to see it. He saw something built so differently than other museums...from both the inside and the outside...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:15 AM (exHjb)

66 32 So, in a rundown, if you visit DC, should you visit...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:01 AM (exHjb)


missed one:

Udvar-Hazy Center - hells yes

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 22, 2022 08:15 AM (DTX3h)

67 An honest FBI agent should start creating good contacts with honest local law enforcement. Begin collecting info on the FBI's illegal activities and feeding it to them. Then, with the help of the local guys, start nailing the FIBs with local crimes.

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at September 22, 2022 08:16 AM (EpDzw)

68 All politicians are bound to disappoint at some point. They can only get away with so much until it becomes a pattern. Looking at you Ted.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:16 AM (sn5EN)

69 Read: "Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland"

Middle class police gradually turned into butchers of Jews. Eerily similar as to what is happening today.

Mr. Friend is the example you all at the FBI need.

Posted by: Danimal28 at September 22, 2022 08:16 AM (klw0w)

70 My son, who wants to be an architect or a structural engineer, was impressed by the circular dome nature of the initial interior...and the cut out in the building with a prism set up that let rainbows shine onto the large glass window wall looking out to the river/waterfell set up outside...that was probably the best reason to see it. He saw something built so differently than other museums...from both the inside and the outside...


it's a lovely museum - we really enjoyed it. also the cafeteria is awesome! great food

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 08:16 AM (w0NJk)

71 that was probably the best reason to see it. He saw something built so differently than other museums...from both the inside and the outside...

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It's amazing how little stuff can influence things. And you can't plan for it, it just happens. The butterfly wings flapping and causing hurricanes and all that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:18 AM (ikWko)

72 "Capitalism in space: Hilton has been chosen to design the hotel suites inside the Starlab private space station that Nanoracks is building and hopes to launch sometime this decade."

That unfortunate name conjures up images of some woman who has a chest flatter than a man's.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 08:18 AM (3hSHB)

73 I imagine a spinning space station turning into a very big version of that carnival ride that spins fast and pins you up against the wall, people puking all over. Spinning out of control as it crashes to Earth killing millions. Hold on...I gotta make a call to Hollywood.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2022 08:18 AM (J+nFa)

74 66 32 So, in a rundown, if you visit DC, should you visit...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:01 AM (exHjb)

missed one:

Udvar-Hazy Center - hells yes
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 22, 2022 08:15 AM (DTX3h)

That's VA. We have a lot to see! DC, not as much...but there is some value there! This is me as tour guide. If you ever want a trip to the area, you should stay in VA and do the VA/DC tour to see everything worthwhile...

PS - My Polish guest and daughter saw the National Holocaust Museum yesterday. They both said that would also be a worthwhile, although not fun, part of a visit. My 2 boys were too young for that, thus our plans split from theirs.

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:19 AM (exHjb)

75 Perhaps it's just me, but visiting DC, I find the architecture gray, lifeless, imposing and depressive. Monuments to the large and crushing smothering of the federal behemoth.

Certainly a few bright spots, but taken on the whole, nah.

YMMV of course.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:19 AM (LsEU/)

76 All politicians are bound to disappoint at some point. They can only get away with so much until it becomes a pattern. Looking at you Ted.

Reuben Hick's Rules of Life #22: "Residing in Washington DC is the fastest way to demon possession".

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 08:20 AM (3hSHB)

77 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:20 AM (Zz0t1)

78 Former agent Friend probably didn't want to wind up in Ft. Marcy Park so he came out to the press. Smaht move.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:20 AM (ZCool)

79 73 Imagine Buck and Eustace, two carnys out of Lake Charles LA running the show.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 22, 2022 08:21 AM (lz5hY)

80 Democrats in full power have created worldwide destruction and violence, yet there is STILL a large section of this country that will CONTINUE TO VOTE for this shit.

MY GOD we've become a stupid, incorrigible society. This isn't going to end well any time soon.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:21 AM (Zz0t1)

81 Somehow, I missed the Cruz/Klobuchar/JCPA story. People who think the GOP will stand up to Big Tech are delusional. Cruz is working right now with Klobuchar to permit the formation of a centralized Press Bureau composed of elements from the national news media and social media.

I'm sure next up will be some journalism licensure scheme. And then some new iteration of that disinformation governance board - and all with GOP support.

We're just a couple years from Lindsey Graham shrieking at some DHS Thought Cop to shoot dissenters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2022 08:22 AM (oINRc)

82 My son, who wants to be an architect or a structural engineer, was impressed by the circular dome nature of the initial interior...and the cut out in the building with a prism set up that let rainbows shine onto the large glass window wall looking out to the river/waterfell set up outside...that was probably the best reason to see it. He saw something built so differently than other museums...from both the inside and the outside...
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Speaking of which, a structural engineer who is doing some repair work on our house was telling me they're having all kinds of water problems at the African-American Museum. The three or four-floor deep basement built in a swamp is apparently causing some issues.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:22 AM (906pl)

83 And finally, a long distance "def" dedication to Senator Ted Cruz: Go fuck yourself.

And people give me shit for calling out that asshole as no less a traitor to the country than Stinkfinger?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (AW0uW)

84 Ok, what did Cruz do this time?

Posted by: dantesed at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (88xKn)

85 all kinds of water problems at the African-American Museum. The three or four-floor deep basement built in a swamp is apparently causing some issues.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher

Due to structural racism, no doubt.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (LsEU/)

86 Thanks as always JJ. I was in hospital yesterday post op and decided to share this experience. Care was excellent but an encounter with a lefty nurse was disappointing. Out of nowhere she asked me about Trump being indicted, about Desantis and MV. After providing her some factual context including how nice it would be to have a free pass to visit MV, I realized a few things. I did not like the subsequent feeling of vulnerability. I did not appreciate that crap during a professional encounter. And I’m appalled at the influence of the media to create such fervor and fanaticism in people. It’s real.

Posted by: 7man at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (qwO6y)

87 24 Good stuff, NR Pax.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 07:56 AM (W/9Bb)


Thank you. When this got really bad, I was not able to raise my arm past my chest without feeling pain. So dressing myself was a problem as was sleeping.

The worst part was when I did research on this. The whole of medicine pretty much says "We don't know what causes it and what can be done about it."

Posted by: NR Pax at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (4olE8)

88 Former agent Friend probably didn't want to wind up in Ft. Marcy Park so he came out to the press. Smaht move.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:20 AM (ZCool)

Like being in the public eye has stopped them before. He'll commit suicide with three bullets to the back of the skull.

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (EpDzw)

89 THE PRESIDENT, ladies and gentlemen.....


https://is.gd/8Qpj0Y

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)

90 I don't remember how far away it is, but Norfolk has some outstanding attractions, too. Everything from gardens to trains, aviation, maritime, WWII, etc. museums, and just interesting stuff in the area to look at. Maybe too far for a day trip, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (mmJvy)

91 Ok, what did Cruz do this time?
Posted by: dantesed at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (88xKn)



STERN. WORDS.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)

92 Speaking of which, a structural engineer who is doing some repair work on our house was telling me they're having all kinds of water problems at the African-American Museum. The three or four-floor deep basement built in a swamp is apparently causing some issues.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:22 AM (906pl)

I admit I have avoided that museum in the current environment. While I haven't seen it since it opened, it didn't seem the place to take 2 rambunctious redheaded boys with a redheaded mom until the world either settles down...or it doesn't...

But nothing about the sentence above surprises me.

PS - I'm bummed they have not yet restarted public tours at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing still...my girls loved that as kids, and my boys have never seen it, and it's a good break from "museums"...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:25 AM (exHjb)

93 Tesla recalls more than ONE MILLION U.S. vehicles because a fault with the automatic reversal system means it may not detect obstructions

https://tinyurl.com/5dff86x7

Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:25 AM (NpAcC)

94 Great articles, JJ. Especially the Issues and Insights on the Jan 6 "insurrection" and the one on the SoS in Michigan. Her office played a huge role in stealing MI in 2020 and is trying to do it again.

Pisses me off that she is from PA and is a Soros bot.

Posted by: clutch at September 22, 2022 08:25 AM (9UmRs)

95 90 I don't remember how far away it is, but Norfolk has some outstanding attractions, too. Everything from gardens to trains, aviation, maritime, WWII, etc. museums, and just interesting stuff in the area to look at. Maybe too far for a day trip, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (mmJvy)

3+ hours from NoVA depending on traffic, so it's a bit of a stretch.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:26 AM (906pl)

96 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum was always my favorite by far.

Shame I'll never go there again.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:26 AM (W/9Bb)

97 If going to N.VA on your Capital trip don't forget to stop in at the Pentagon. Make sure your beard, dress, and heels are in proper order or they might not let you in.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:26 AM (ZCool)

98 It’s real.
Posted by: 7man at September 22, 2022 08:23 AM (qwO6y)

Never talk politics with hospital staff. If I had a nurse like that, I might have said, "I don't know how Trump isn't in prison yet." Actually can be taken multiple ways, but the nurse will read it as affirmation of her beliefs.

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at September 22, 2022 08:27 AM (EpDzw)

99 https://tinyurl.com/mr3svksm
Posted by: Maj. Healey


OMG. That's perfect. I have to show my daughter.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:27 AM (g1EEm)

100 Never talk politics with hospital staff. If I had a nurse like that, I might have said, "I don't know how Trump isn't in prison yet." Actually can be taken multiple ways, but the nurse will read it as affirmation of her beliefs.
Posted by: WiNO

This is akin to the gold-plated advice to never give your waitress shit before the food arrives.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:27 AM (LsEU/)

101 My FIL is prominently featured in the Voices of Auschwitz section of the Holocaust Museum. It is difficult to go there but I think the trip is a necessary one. He always said that the Holocaust was and is not unique in history and that it would happen again.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (flINI)

102 A million car recall for Tesla? I wonder how may service techs they have. This may take a while.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (sn5EN)

103 PS - I'm bummed they have not yet restarted public tours at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing still...my girls loved that as kids, and my boys have never seen it, and it's a good break from "museums"...
Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:25 AM (exHjb)

Heh. Some people stopped me on the Mall one time to ask directions to the Bureau and I had to confess I hadn't the faintest idea what they were talking about.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (906pl)

104 Anyway, you will all be happy that my comment above is all you'll be hearing from me today. I have to shower, shave and dress for a wake this morning. Not a relative or friend, but mother of a friend.

When I say I'd rather be there than here, you can imagine the state of my mind. Yesterday was not a good day, and I shall leave it at that.

See you some other time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (AW0uW)

105 Tesla recalls more than ONE MILLION U.S. vehicles because a fault with the automatic reversal system means it may not detect obstructions

https://tinyurl.com/5dff86x7
Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:25 AM (NpAcC)



I'll die holding my breath, waiting for the enviroweenies to discover how bad the mining materials for these shit battery cars DESTROYS THE EARTH and creates massive pollution.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (Zz0t1)

106 Cruz really is an odd duck. He's an enigma.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM (up/3i)

107 THE PRESIDENT, ladies and gentlemen.....

https://is.gd/8Qpj0Y
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)
*********
Well, in all fairness Jill wasn't there to be his guide.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:29 AM (NpAcC)

108 "Cruz really is an odd duck. He's an enigma.
Posted by: Thomas Bender"

Wrapped in baloney.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (sn5EN)

109 3+ hours from NoVA depending on traffic, so it's a bit of a stretch.

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Thanks, yeah, that's a bit too far. I highly recommend it for a specific visit if anyone has ever considered it. It's one of the most interesting places I've ever visited, and I've just got sort of a passing interest in military stuff. There's plenty of other things there. Old, fascinating city.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (mmJvy)

110 Never talk politics with hospital staff. If I had a nurse like that, I might have said, "I don't know how Trump isn't in prison yet." Actually can be taken multiple ways, but the nurse will read it as affirmation of her beliefs.
Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space


Yeah, I never try to piss off my dentist, chef, or airplane pilot while I'm under their control.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (ZCool)

111 The idea here is that the people back then were monkeying around with transhumanism.

And we see where that took them, and it appears that Genesis 6:4 is prophetic.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (3hSHB)

Could explain the long lifespan thing....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (bRD+8)

112
Wrapped in baloney.
Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (sn5EN)



Sautéed in dick fat.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

113 75 Perhaps it's just me, but visiting DC, I find the architecture gray, lifeless, imposing and depressive.
Posted by: Tonypete


Not just you. DC looks like communism with money to me.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:31 AM (g1EEm)

114 My message to every employee of the FBI, as well as the DOJ, CIA and now the IRS and every other damned agency in Washington is unequivocal: to hell with your 20-year career and your pension.

Maybe they'll get their pension but they won't have freedom of conscience after they get out or they'll lose it then. They've chosen the love of money - maybe not a lot of money, but still. It seems to me that somebody once said something about that.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:31 AM (GYIa4)

115 There really isn't a day that goes by that there isn't some concern, thoughts and prayers for MP4 and his battle with demons.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

116 109 3+ hours from NoVA depending on traffic, so it's a bit of a stretch.

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Thanks, yeah, that's a bit too far. I highly recommend it for a specific visit if anyone has ever considered it. It's one of the most interesting places I've ever visited, and I've just got sort of a passing interest in military stuff. There's plenty of other things there. Old, fascinating city.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:30 AM (mmJvy)

A great vacation week would be to do 3-4 days in NoVA to see DC/NoVA sites and then 3-4 days in Williamsburg to see Norfolk/Williamsburg sites (including a "non" history day so you don't get sick of it)...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:32 AM (exHjb)

117 Not just you. DC looks like communism with money to me.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:31 AM (g1EEm)

Austerity - Decency = Boredom

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2022 08:32 AM (bRD+8)

118 69 Read: "Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland"

Middle class police gradually turned into butchers of Jews. Eerily similar as to what is happening today.
Posted by: Danimal28 at September 22, 2022 08:16 AM klw0w)

Indeed, terrifying.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 08:32 AM (H8QX8)

119 Cornyn and Cruz are disappointments. But, being in PA, I can't criticize even remotely.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (W/9Bb)

120 There are great Civil War sites about an hour or more northwest of DC too. Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Gettysburg can be reached pretty quickly

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (flINI)

121 So if you exclude pregnant women, of course “miscarriages were not reported as a vaccine side effect”.

Well, that's...pretty astounding.

That should have every one involved with this study being frogmarched for fraud.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (ESjRY)

122 Tesla recalling cars? Tell me it ain't so. Elon told me they could solve every problem with an over-the-air software update.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (g1EEm)

123 Had they we done the smart thing and declined that offer kept our noses out of Ukraine - as was promised to Russia, I doubt old Vladdy would be making threats to light up Kiev. He might not have invaded in the first place.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:34 AM (GYIa4)

124 Tesla recalling cars? Tell me it ain't so. Elon told me they could solve every problem with an over-the-air software update.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (g1EEm)



*insert raging inferno Tesla vehicle here*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

125
He always said that the Holocaust was and is not unique in history and that it would happen again.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 22, 2022 08:28 AM


Earlier this year my sister had a DNA check through the Michael Fox foundation. She came back with Ashkenazim bloodline which is quite a shocker as grandparents all around never had a nice word about the Jews.

I'm still processing this, but for now I don't want that information entered into some government database for the reason your FIL gave. The louder the left yells, "You're Nazi's!!!" the more convinced I am that they are.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 08:35 AM (y3pKJ)

126 A great vacation week would be to do 3-4 days in NoVA to see DC/NoVA sites and then 3-4 days in Williamsburg to see Norfolk/Williamsburg sites (including a "non" history day so you don't get sick of it)...
Posted by: Nova local


*

Close enough to visit the Outer Banks and a NC lighthouse or two, too. Hmm...

(goes to see where the Wright Brothers memorial is)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:35 AM (mmJvy)

127 It would be poetic justice if the prosthetic breast dude got them caught in a machine and was severely injured.

Posted by: InZona (formerly InCali) at September 22, 2022 08:35 AM (ep37o)

128 One national news reporter, Bill Melugin, is reporting on what is really happening on the border and that is too much for the regime. In a just world, he should get a Pulitzer. Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Scott Pelley and the rest of the legion of court stenographers and throne sniffers should be ashamed of themselves that they are not also called out by the regime for some reporting they did on a gold mine of opportunities to show journalistic integrity. I guess they get their sense of pride in the amount of cash in their bank accounts and the praise they get from their fellow apparatchiks at the galas they throw for one another and the opportunities they get to sneer down their brown noses at normal American citizens.
Good on you Bill Melugin. At least one journalist is left in America.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at September 22, 2022 08:35 AM (fs1hN)

129 115 There really isn't a day that goes by that there isn't some concern, thoughts and prayers for MP4 and his battle with demons.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


There's medications for that. Not popular with our esteemed leader, but they do work for a lot of people.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (g1EEm)

130 Never be outspoken at work during woke lectures.
FBI at your door results, getting fired, eviction notice, monitoring, surveillance and, of course, paranoia.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (4h9M3)

131 Yep. Highly recommend Gettysburg and Antietam.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (W/9Bb)

132 My message to every employee of the FBI, as well as the DOJ, CIA and now the IRS and every other damned agency in Washington is unequivocal: to hell with your 20-year career and your pension.

Maybe they'll get their pension but they won't have freedom of conscience after they get out or they'll lose it then. They've chosen the love of money - maybe not a lot of money, but still. It seems to me that somebody once said something about that.

The love of clocking in and cashing out has been in existence for decades. The movie "Choir Boys" was made in 1977, and the matra about 20 years and a pension was in the opening song.

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (JTRqZ)

133 Personally, the fact that of all people Cruz caved to Amy Klobuchar is the most infuriating.

That bitch is nutz.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (BFigT)

134 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of god came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown."

The Hebrew is "little gods" (not sons of God). The men of renown are possibly the inspiration for the Titans mythology. The idea here is that the people back then were monkeying around with transhumanism.

And we see where that took them, and it appears that Genesis 6:4 is prophetic.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 08:12 AM (3hSHB)

Ancient scifi tech seems less plausible than the line of Seth interpretation.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (eYoxG)

135 A great vacation week would be to do 3-4 days in NoVA to see DC/NoVA sites and then 3-4 days in Williamsburg to see Norfolk/Williamsburg sites (including a "non" history day so you don't get sick of it)...


this is a great idea - we go to Williamsburg often and love it - we just happened upon downtown Fredericksburg too and I was shocked - it's so cute!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 08:37 AM (w0NJk)

136 David Harsanyi: "We don’t need to love the man to love the art." (this a very slippery slope; Polanski? Wagner? Cosby? - jjs)
_______

What's slippery? The attitude that you reject someone's work for reasons separate from it, is the core of cancel culture. It is a form of bigotry, and inherently relativistic.

Simple test: If it were discovered that, say, Tristan, was actually written by Mendelsohn, would that change the quality of the music?

Posted by: Eeyore at September 22, 2022 08:37 AM (TgBWG)

137 117 Not just you. DC looks like communism with money to me.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 08:31 AM (g1EEm)

Austerity - Decency = Boredom
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2022 08:32 AM (bRD+

The HQ of the Federal Trade Commission at 7th and Constitution is crowned with a neo-classical decorative frieze. It features a seated European man, legs wide apart, handing over a bag of gold to a kneeling, mostly-naked African, who in turn is proffering an elephant's tusk.

There is just so much Wrong with this that I smile to myself every time I see it and wonder why somebody hasn't dynamited the building yet.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:37 AM (906pl)

138 There are great Civil War sites about an hour or more northwest of DC too. Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Gettysburg can be reached pretty quickly
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report
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The Crater is down in Petersburg just south of Richmond, too. That place is creepy even the daytime. All kinds of bad juju still floating around there.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:38 AM (mmJvy)

139 Robert Spencer: "Now short guys are becoming trans tall."
Insanity on Stilts
________

We already had anorexics, who are thin people who identify as fat. Or "trans fats", as Andrew Klavan called them.

Posted by: Eeyore at September 22, 2022 08:38 AM (TgBWG)

140 The Gubmint pension was a master stroke, by I assuming FDR. It keeps the sheep in line for 30 years.

You realize that is illegal for city police forces to do a even one day strike? A chicago cop will arrest his best friend, if ordered, to keep his pension

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 08:38 AM (WY8d2)

141 goes to see where the Wright Brothers memorial is)

Kitty Hawk is another great stop.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:38 AM (W/9Bb)

142 Senators reached a bipartisan deal Wednesday on a bill intended to give news organizations bargaining power against Big Tech, agreeing to amend the bill to include protections for conservative media from online censorship, lawmakers confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:39 AM (BRHaw)

143 Had they we done the smart thing and declined that offer kept our noses out of Ukraine - as was promised to Russia, I doubt old Vladdy would be making threats to light up Kiev. He might not have invaded in the first place.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland

Keeping the nukes would have been the best idea.

And old Vladdy isn't just "making threats" toward Kiev. He bombed it repeatedly, and tried to take it. I doubt that he would have tried that if Ukraine had kept some nukes operational.

Posted by: Blue Hen at September 22, 2022 08:40 AM (JTRqZ)

144 Typical "shoot the messenger" mentality from the Left.

Soon there will only be state sanctioned news, much worse than it is now.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 08:40 AM (4h9M3)

145 Close enough to visit the Outer Banks and a NC lighthouse or two, too. Hmm...

(goes to see where the Wright Brothers memorial is)
Posted by: Moron Robbie

And, while down there, hit up the original Duck Donuts and Biscuits N' Pron in Nag's Head.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:40 AM (LsEU/)

146 What sad about Cruz, is that he is rushing his treason, to avoid a GOP House in January. all these pouser GOP Senators from Red States, all become irrelevant in 2023

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 08:41 AM (WY8d2)

147 Kitty Hawk is another great stop.

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Yep. I'd gone here a long time ago but need to take the kids:

nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:41 AM (mmJvy)

148 And, while down there, hit up the original Duck Donuts and Biscuits N' Pron in Nag's Head.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 22, 2022 08:40 AM (LsEU/)

Yeah, my youngest kid was down there for spring break last year and OF COURSE she had to get the t-shirts!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (906pl)

149 Sometimes the artist's repulsiveness overwhelms their art.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (sn5EN)

150 "The truth is, he never cared about his constituents."

The truth is, he's not alone.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (GYIa4)

151 My brother-in-law is an architect. When he came to NoVa with my sister and their kids to visit me, the first thing he wanted to see was the terminal at Dulles Airport.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (Hn+0J)

152 Earlier this year my sister had a DNA check through the Michael Fox foundation. She came back with Ashkenazim bloodline which is quite a shocker as grandparents all around never had a nice word about the Jews.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 08:35 AM (y3pKJ)
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We can easily narrow this down further. Do you say "kugel" or "kigel"?

Posted by: Biden's Dog at September 22, 2022 08:43 AM (rAUIJ)

153 "The truth is, he never cared about his constituents."
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Like any politician does.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:43 AM (sg1sy)

154 "California Looks To Ban Diesel-Powered Trucks To Rectify ‘Decades of Racist’ Practices"


So much of what I read like this and the govt is pushing is so delusional, so devoid of any reality based facts it seems like Alice in Wonderland. How much more of this insanity can the USA absorb? At some point it is going to collapse. This cannot go on indefinitely.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2022 08:43 AM (MxEKc)

155 Just another amus___ fantasy: get congress to defend the FBI and say anyone who isn't a whistle-blower within 2 weeks loses their job and pension. Only way to keep your pension is to document legitimate excess/crimes of someone in your agency (or other govt employee).

Posted by: Jaw Jaw at September 22, 2022 08:43 AM (dnjPu)

156
The giant sand dune near Kitty Hawk is a must-do stop with young kids.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 08:44 AM (y3pKJ)

157 "California Looks To Ban Diesel-Powered Trucks To Rectify ‘Decades of Racist’ Practices"

*

Environmental Justice

Any time a word is put in front of justice, it negates the equality that justice requires.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:45 AM (mmJvy)

158 151 My brother-in-law is an architect. When he came to NoVa with my sister and their kids to visit me, the first thing he wanted to see was the terminal at Dulles Airport.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (Hn+0J)

Having flown out of there a good bit, I admit that wouldn't be my 1st stop to see.

As for DC's look, I think it's beautiful on the Mall, but I'm a huge sucker for red bricks, white pillars, huge green lawns, and white domes. I mean, I picked UVA partly b/c it "felt like college" and was beautiful...

If you go up the Washington Monument, you can see the city from 4 sides and you get beautiful views...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:45 AM (exHjb)

159 156 Jockey’s Ridge

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:46 AM (Hn+0J)

160 Jockey's Ridge! I'd forgotten that name. IIRC they have annual events where they allow the public to fly kites and hang-gliders off of it. I could be very wrong, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:47 AM (mmJvy)

161 >>Friend says his concerns are shared with large numbers of rank-and-file FBI agents across the country who believe they are being used as pawns to pursue the political agenda of the bosses in Washington, DC.

These kinds of abuses of the law are a “morale killer” for field agents, he says.



Morale killer, eh?
Gosh, I'm sorry that the FBI becoming partisan attack dogs loosed on Trump and the half of the country who elected him is such a bummer, you guys!
Priorities!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:47 AM (I/doM)

162 Who is behind Cruz and Kennedy siding with the marxists? Fox News, Newsmax?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 08:48 AM (WY8d2)

163 Another great stop for architecture buffs that’s not too horribly far from DC is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:48 AM (Hn+0J)

164 Stolen Valor alleged against Ohio GOP House Candidate

According to an AP article, J.R. Majewski has been falsely presenting himself to voters on a variety of subjects, including his “combat service in Afghanistan” which they say was actually a TDY in Qatar.

While obviously written by someone on the left side of the bus, the allegations indicate that when Majewski may be running as a Republican newbie, he lies and exaggerates like a seasoned politician. Interesting read.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=130986

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:49 AM (sg1sy)

165 >>California Looks To Ban Diesel-Powered Trucks To Rectify ‘Decades of Racist’ Practices"



Please tell me that's from Babylon Bee!

If true, the CA port back-up are going to become permanent.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:49 AM (I/doM)

166
Jockey's Ridge! I'd forgotten that name. IIRC they have annual events where they allow the public to fly kites and hang-gliders off of it. I could be very wrong, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:47 AM


I'd forgotten the name, too. There's a kite store right across the street from the dune with huge kites for sale.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 08:49 AM (y3pKJ)

167 But, the Bidet said it in strong words "no nuclear war."

So, no worries.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 08:49 AM (4h9M3)

168 Sometimes the artist's repulsiveness overwhelms their art.
Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 08:42 AM (sn5EN)

Yep. I'm at the point that I can't listen to Pink Floyd anymore.

Posted by: InZona (formerly InCali) at September 22, 2022 08:49 AM (ep37o)

169 BREAKING: Biden Justice Department now investigating Mike Lindell. They want to put him behind bars.


This harassment will never end.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:50 AM (ZCool)

170 Did you see that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said yesterday that we might see a recession at some point in the future? No, really.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:04 AM (ikWko)


The instant that Republicans have even a semblance of control over anything...recession. The turtle will insist that some number switch to be Dems to correct the issue.

Also, for some reason, Ace can't be reached in the EU country I was formerly VPN'd into.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:50 AM (wYNBg)

171 Sometimes the artist's repulsiveness overwhelms their art.
Posted by: fd
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This is why I don't watch TV or go to the movies, because 99% of the actors repulse me.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:50 AM (sg1sy)

172 Those of us who grew up in and around the capitol city probably remember the "good 'ol days" when you could spend an entire day on the mall just gawking at the cool stuff inside the various Smithsonian buildings, climbing the stairs inside the Washington Monument and making the trek from Capitol to Lincoln Memorial in July heat.

It is a shit hole third world ghetto now. The people in government who live and work there embody that.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 08:51 AM (BFigT)

173
This is why I don't watch TV or go to the movies, because 99% of the actors repulse me.
Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:50 AM (sg1sy)



That and most of the movies/shows are shit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)

174 This harassment will never end.
Posted by: Maj. Healey
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What's funny is that so many thought it would end.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:51 AM (sg1sy)

175 >>Robert Spencer: "Now short guys are becoming trans tall."
Insanity on Stilts


Who here had "Gattaca" on their which SciFi Movie/Novel Comes True bingo card?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:52 AM (I/doM)

176 That and most of the movies/shows are shit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)
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Because they're made up of repulsive people.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:52 AM (sg1sy)

177 I remember my first trip thru DC on a bus going to Aberdeen Proving Grounds for school. I had never seen real slums before. I remember the guy at the door telling us, two young fit soldiers in our class A's, you don't want to leave the station, believe me. Just wait for your bus and stay safe. Went back on a trip a couple of months later and saw the monuments and museums.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2022 08:53 AM (J+nFa)

178 Cornyn and Cruz are disappointments. But, being in PA, I can't criticize even remotely.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (W/9Bb)

And Crenshaw. Say, all their last names start with the letter 'C'. That must be it!

No More Texas CongressCritters what have a last name starting with the letter C!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (4I/2K)

179 Nova Local, my brother-in-law wanted to see the Dulles terminal because it was designed by Saarinen.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (Hn+0J)

180 Breaking911
@Breaking911
WATCH: Calif. Gov. Newsom says people are fleeing California "because of visa policies in the Trump administration."

https://tinyurl.com/mpp2r5ws

Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (NpAcC)

181 For anyone still wondering how entertainment got to be so woke, saw this mentioned in a recent Chrissy Teigen story (don't ask):

On Sept. 15, Propper Daley’s second A Day of Unreasonable Conversation gathering will return to Los Angeles, after being canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The invite-only event - produced in collaboration with social impact and culture change agency Invisible Hand - will take place at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and will feature a day full of programming designed to unite television creators (writers, producers, executives) with cultural changemakers to participate in conversations. Conversations will center on intellectual humility, mental health, social and economic division, reproductive rights, climate change, responsible tech, and more. These discussions, coupled with a networking reception to follow, are intended to positively influence future television storylines and help maintain authenticity in narratives seen on screen.



Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (I/doM)

182 Another great stop for architecture buffs that’s not too horribly far from DC is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:48 AM (Hn+0J)

Or as the locals call it, Falling Apart.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (W/9Bb)

183 "These kinds of abuses of the law are a “morale killer” for field agents, he says."

Apparently not enough of one to trade in their paychecks on behalf of their conscience.

The few whistleblowers should be promised promotions by Trump should he win.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (H8QX8)

184 Good morning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (t0OGg)

185 Good morning.
"We go along to get along."
...
"We pledge our lives and our fortunes..."
-Some dead White Guys

"How our hearts burned in the camps..."
-Aleksander S.

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at September 22, 2022 08:55 AM (Rbu5d)

186 180 Breaking911
@Breaking911
WATCH: Calif. Gov. Newsom says people are fleeing California "because of visa policies in the Trump administration."

https://tinyurl.com/mpp2r5ws
Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (NpAcC)

Do you want a fence to keep people out or keep people in?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 22, 2022 08:55 AM (BRHaw)

187 172 Those of us who grew up in and around the capitol city probably remember the "good 'ol days" when you could spend an entire day on the mall just gawking at the cool stuff inside the various Smithsonian buildings, climbing the stairs inside the Washington Monument and making the trek from Capitol to Lincoln Memorial in July heat.

It is a shit hole third world ghetto now. The people in government who live and work there embody that.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 08:51 AM (BFigT)

But not where everything you mentioned is - probably b/c anywhere the congress critters walk, they keep very locked down, at least during work hours.

If anyone were to visit the area, I encourage breakfast in VA at your hotel, then over into the city til the end of the fed work day, then come back to VA for dinner and night life. That's the safe and smart way to visit.

And avoid Metro. Totally avoid Metro. Ride the VRE, walk, take a water taxi, or take an Uber/Lyft or a tour bus from VA (so VA drivers)...

Don't drive in - they'll look to ticket your car or worse...

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:55 AM (exHjb)

188 These discussions, coupled with a networking reception to follow, are intended to positively influence future television storylines and help maintain authenticity in narratives seen on screen.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (I/doM)
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Television would be a lot better if writer focused on telling a good story instead of on sending *THE MESSAGE*.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 08:56 AM (YIVH2)

189 Cornyn and Cruz are disappointments. But, being in PA, I can't criticize even remotely.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 08:33 AM (W/9Bb)

Sure you can. You didn't vote for those corrupt assholes.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 08:56 AM (H8QX8)

190 The dems are worried about losing seats in WA state. Never ending barrage of ads. They're spending an assload of money.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at September 22, 2022 08:56 AM (ZCool)

191 WATCH: Calif. Gov. Newsom says people are fleeing California "because of visa policies in the Trump administration."
__________________

Shock! Dem politician accidentally states the truth "people are fleeing CA". Unfortunately the truth was only pulled out in service to a lie. Ah well.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at September 22, 2022 08:56 AM (fs1hN)

192 It is a shit hole third world ghetto now. The people in government who live and work there embody that.
Posted by: Martini Farmer
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The only glimpse I've ever had of DC was when I was on my way to APG from Ft Jackson via bus a few days after 9/11, and saw the Pentagon still smoldering in the distance.


And with the Junta's ability to make things worse, pissing off someone with a lot of nukes is a good way of wiping out all that nice architecture in DC.

Prayers up that the good Lord stays his hand for just a little bit longer.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 08:57 AM (sg1sy)

193 >> Biden Justice Department now investigating Mike Lindell. They want to put him behind bars.

Mike Lindell.
The freakin' pillow guy is the biggest 'threat to Our Democracy(tm)'?????

I got news for them: Lindell's seen worse, and he sure as heck knows much better is in store beyond anything these ghouls on earth could do to him.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 08:57 AM (I/doM)

194 I'm worried about a world where a little kid sees anyone of a different race, and can't "see themselves".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2022 08:07 AM (6FeV1)
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^^^THIS^^^

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2022 08:57 AM (MIKMs)

195 179 Nova Local, my brother-in-law wanted to see the Dulles terminal because it was designed by Saarinen.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (Hn+0J)

Ahhh! See, you can tell I don't share my son's love of architecture. It's the fun of homeschooling - once they get to a certain age, you buy or go to the library for all sorts of books in their interests, and you don't look at any of them - you just hand them off for their personal reading time!

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 08:58 AM (exHjb)

196 How do you go about "programming biology" within the human race?
Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (sVtYq)


They'll start by working out the process on the lesser peoples. Sure, it'll fail a lot and have horrific consequences but, that's why Gaia made sub-humans. Once they think they have everything figured out, they start modifying themselves.

Fortunately, in their plans to kill off 90% of the human race, they'll make sure to keep around the ones they need in order to figure this out.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:58 AM (wYNBg)

197 The Left is stepping on the gas. Indictments all around. Inquisition mania has arrived.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 08:58 AM (4h9M3)

198 "Biden Justice Department now investigating Mike Lindell. They want to put him behind bars."


But of course they do. This is a surprise? They want us all in jail, or dead. They just start with the Lindells.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 22, 2022 08:58 AM (H8QX8)

199
"These kinds of abuses of the law are a “morale killer” for field agents, he says."

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Maybe for you, Steve-o. They give most of us a ragin' blue-veiner.

Posted by: Special Agent Trask at September 22, 2022 08:59 AM (oINRc)

200 Yep

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 08:59 AM (WY8d2)

201 Fortunately, in their plans to kill off 90% of the human race, they'll make sure to keep around the ones they need in order to figure this out.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 08:58 AM (wYNBg)
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Something tells me it won't quite work out as well as they are expecting it to...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 08:59 AM (YIVH2)

202 Friend says his concerns are shared with large numbers of rank-and-file FBI agents across the country who believe they are being used as pawns to pursue the political agenda of the bosses in Washington, DC.
These kinds of abuses of the law are a “morale killer” for field agents, he says.

++++
They are being used as pawns and, per this statement, they *know* that this is the case. This means they are no longer innocent. They're being used in the service of tyranny and evil, and they are knowingly complying with it. They were not drafted. There was no FBI recruitment press-gang going around and forcing men out of their homes and restaurants and bars and other businesses and into the Bureau. They are there by choice, they know the score, they know what's being done, they know that *they* are the ones doing it as they follow the orders of even rottener men above them, and yet they continue doing it.

Your *morale* is low? Have you considered why? Is it possibly because you're a rotter and you know it and you continue doing it because however many pieces of silver you get for doing it is otherwise satisfactory? If this was meant to cause sympathy, it has failed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 22, 2022 09:00 AM (t0OGg)

203 Lindell employs how many good paying Jobs in america?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:00 AM (WY8d2)

204
Good Photoshop JJ. Appropriate as hell.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 09:01 AM (y3pKJ)

205 Late Father, warned me about the passing of the patriot act in 2001. Said someday it will turn into Orwell

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:01 AM (WY8d2)

206 Lindell employs how many good paying Jobs in america?

*

That's a big part of it. Not just good paying, but a "bootstrap" type witness.

Making America great again is rejected on every level.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:02 AM (mmJvy)

207 Lindell employs how many good paying Jobs in america?
Posted by: Jonah
___

However many it is, he won't be employing them for long.

Between the DOJ and the economy, a lot of folks in the manufacturing industry is about to get laid off.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:02 AM (sg1sy)

208
Lindell employs how many good paying Jobs in america?
Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:00 AM (WY8d2)

Our godhead super-state employs 3 million people, including me. Now get on the ground and put your hands on your head, insurrectionist.

Posted by: Special Agent Trask at September 22, 2022 09:02 AM (oINRc)

209 Crazy how the Terminator franchise writers saw all this shit years ago. Even Robocop. All on the cusp of becoming reality

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:03 AM (WY8d2)

210 ------People read history books about the beginning of something horrific like the Third Reich and ask "Why didn't they see? Why didn't they DO something?"

Forced vaccinations and masks was the test. A majority the US citizenship are sheep. There will be a pitiful few who will resist. Too many will even participate.

Posted by: Don't believe me? Just watch. at September 22, 2022 09:03 AM (bJTIO)

211 Forced vaccinations and masks was the test. A majority the US citizenship are sheep. There will be a pitiful few who will resist. Too many will even participate.
Posted by: Don't believe me? Just watch. at September 22, 2022 09:03 AM (bJTIO)
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Yep.

And many even here failed.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:04 AM (sg1sy)

212 194

I'm worried about there being a world, period.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:04 AM (4h9M3)

213 D.C is a slum. Cousin went to Gerorgetown. NY is a dump too

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:04 AM (WY8d2)

214 Also when in the D.C. area, go visit Great Falls. The C&O Canal is right there for walking excursions.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:05 AM (4I/2K)

215 It's not as fun living in a sci-fi world as you would envision, right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 22, 2022 09:05 AM (J+nFa)

216 I'm worried about there being a world, period.
Posted by: Ziba
___

I'm personally looking forward to the new Heaven and new Earth.
Not worried at all.

This world sucks, and it needs to go away.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:06 AM (sg1sy)

217 That crazy mofo on the corner, ranting about the shots having tracking in them, does he seem farfetched anymore?

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:06 AM (WY8d2)

218 >>How do you go about "programming biology" within the human race?


Transhumanism.

This guy is an excellent resource for understanding where this is all going:

https://nitter.net/JoeBotxyz


Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 09:06 AM (I/doM)

219 How do you go about "programming biology" within the human race?
Posted by: Lady in Black at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (sVtYq)

They'll start by working out the process on the lesser peoples. Sure, it'll fail a lot and have horrific consequences but, that's why Gaia made sub-humans.


News Flash: This whole transexual blitzkrieg in schools, media and pop culture is to condition people to be comfortable with mutants.

The sub-humans are your sons and daughters in the government schools who are being brain-washed into rejecting how God made them in favor of 57+ other varieties of sexual identification.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:06 AM (3hSHB)

220 214 Also when in the D.C. area, go visit Great Falls. The C&O Canal is right there for walking excursions.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:05 AM (4I/2K)

Except that's on the yucky Murrland side of the river. Great Falls Park on the Virginny side has some nice trails.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 09:07 AM (906pl)

221 The upcoming Hurricane Hermine (currently known as Invest 98L) is going to be a thing for northern Gulf Coast residents, I'm afraid.

Posted by: bed head at September 22, 2022 09:07 AM (Y1sOo)

222 213 D.C is a slum. Cousin went to Gerorgetown. NY is a dump too
Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:04 AM (WY8d2)

I got lost once walking to the Navy Yard. White boy in Anacostia in his dress whites.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 09:07 AM (Y5qcH)

223
A new Spectrum News/Siena College poll in Wisconsin finds Mandela Barnes (D) leading Sen. Ron Johnson (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 48% to 47%. In the Governor’s race, Gov. Tony Evers (D) leads Tim Michels (R), 49% to 44%

The fact its virtually tied Jesus christ Wisconsinites wtf is wrong with yall? You'd really give Ron Ruskie Johnson another 6 years? Holy fuck get it together cheeseheads

I was worried that the state had gone too far right to elect a progressive However, I would bet the Roe vote may help Barnes win. Polls don't show it IMHO.

It's not 50-50 here in Wisconsin on abortion. 58% to 35% at least. May be as high as 70% prochoice here, men and women. I don't have any more evidence than you, but anecdotally I know it.

The good people of Madison and Milwaukee are going to have to turn up to vote. We can't count on the rest of the state.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at September 22, 2022 09:08 AM (JCZqz)

224 Cal should have lost about 5 electoral votes, but only one. Wink wink

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:08 AM (WY8d2)

225 "But of course they do. This is a surprise? They want us all in jail, or dead. They just start with the Lindells."


If Andrew Beitbart was still around he would be rotting in prison already for his unique ability to expose and embarrass Dems. They may not be able to throw many in jail, yet, but they are going to make life hell and financially ruin anybody as an example for others.


At least we know there are good people in the FBI that don't like this one bit but will be getting their pension.

Posted by: Ripley at September 22, 2022 09:08 AM (MxEKc)

226 Burning times ahead.

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2022 09:08 AM (gktX6)

227 Went to DC to visit daughter and SIL. Went to Navy Yards area and ate at something called a Michelin star place. Albi. The most divine food I’ve ever eaten.

Posted by: Carmenzoid at September 22, 2022 09:08 AM (uErkz)

228 223. Thanks for not mentioning that Johnson is up 4 in the new Emerson poll, moron

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:09 AM (WY8d2)

229 >>Lindell employs how many good paying Jobs in america?


Not just any Americans, he employs a lot of recovering addicts like himself, giving them chance to rebuild their lives in a way that no government program ever could.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 09:09 AM (I/doM)

230 That Naomi Wolf piece...
If you haven't read it, please do.
I'm going to print it out to give to my one remaining NPR-listening friend.

For those who murdered us, [types] [deletes].

Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi at September 22, 2022 09:09 AM (Rbu5d)

231 Siena is the second worst pollster after Quinnipac. A NY college poll

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2022 09:09 AM (WY8d2)

232 I always dreamed that the hill I would die on would be Ukraine

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:10 AM (us2H3)

233 Huh. Nice use of the meme.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2022 09:10 AM (5r4XQ)

234 Something tells me it won't quite work out as well as they are expecting it to...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 08:59 AM (YIVH2)


Dude...they've got a white paper. Honestly, seems a bit racist to me but I'm not in the WEF.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 09:10 AM (wYNBg)

235 I don't think it will be. Some other moron made an astute observation regarding bringing the car home with an empty tank as a teenager. I think it's that.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 08:13 AM (ikWko)

I agree - they don't plan on fixing any of the problems they are creating. They don't care.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 09:10 AM (r46W7)

236 Not just any Americans, he employs a lot of recovering addicts like himself, giving them chance to rebuild their lives in a way that no government program ever could.
Posted by: Lizzy
___

They're gonna be out of a job shortly, due to some reg that Lindell broke, or they'll just pull something out their ass and shut him down.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:11 AM (sg1sy)

237 Did Biden actually speak about transhumanism. That seems a degree rbeyond his intellectual capacity.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at September 22, 2022 09:11 AM (eGTCV)

238 I'm best buds with an FBI field agent. He's a Trump supporter and is sick to death of what is happening. At the same time he's scared to death of saying anything or getting above the skyline. Bad things have happened to agents who have spoken up...worse than what has happened to Agent Friend here. He's got a new baby and another on the way. He's not worried about pension or money...his wife is a doctor... he's worried about something much worse.

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (7ch0U)

239 Your *morale* is low? Have you considered why? Is it possibly because you're a rotter and you know it and you continue doing it because however many pieces of silver you get for doing it is otherwise satisfactory? If this was meant to cause sympathy, it has failed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 22, 2022 09:00 AM (t0OGg)


https://youtu.be/hn1VxaMEjRU

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (wYNBg)

240 >> Also when in the D.C. area, go visit Great Falls. The C&O Canal is right there for walking excursions.


I would also suggest visiting Teddy Roosevelt island:
https://tinyurl.com/56ur44up

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (I/doM)

241 We’re already in WWIII. Only now, instead of countries fighting each other, we’ve got the global elite making war on the commoners in every country.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (Hn+0J)

242 Reading Miranda Devine this morning makes one fact crystal clear: Special Agent Friend was the singular objector in his entire reporting line.

All the people up the line are true believers in FBI manipulation of the election, and of using their investigation/prosecution powers to further the interests of the Democrat Party over those of the United States.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (Upj54)

243 207
Between the DOJ and the economy, a lot of folks in the manufacturing industry is about to get laid off.
Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:02 AM

But Biden and the old banker lady person said the economy was perfectly positioned for a major comeback, and we weren't in a recession!

Posted by: LIV casual dem voter at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (JCZqz)

244 Just read Naomi Wolf's piece. So infuriating.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (W/9Bb)

245 in 2016, Johnson was behind in EVERY poll save one

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (us2H3)

246 That Naomi Wolf piece...
If you haven't read it, please do.
I'm going to print it out to give to my one remaining NPR-listening friend.

For those who murdered us, [types] [deletes].
Posted by: Flyover's Kohlrabi
___

Hubby's boss' two teen daughters both got the jab, and some boosters.
I pray that they'll have the chance to become mothers someday...but it's not looking good.
Agreed, it's a must read.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (sg1sy)

247 Except that's on the yucky Murrland side of the river. Great Falls Park on the Virginny side has some nice trails.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 09:07 AM (906pl)

Heehee. I lurve the perennial "which side is best side of Great Falls" debate. The yuckky Maryland side has Harper's Ferry NP a bit upstream. I hear told some exciting stuff happened there in 1859, where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers join.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (4I/2K)

248 I don't think it will be. Some other moron made an astute observation regarding bringing the car home with an empty tank as a teenager. I think it's that.
-
I agree - they don't plan on fixing any of the problems they are creating. They don't care.
Posted by: Tom Servo

*

Rule after coups follow predictable patterns.

One is to loot the treasury.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (mmJvy)

249 Really good picture up top today, JJS. Makes the point.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (Upj54)

250 Breaking911
@Breaking911
WATCH: Calif. Gov. Newsom says people are fleeing California "because of visa policies in the Trump administration."

https://tinyurl.com/mpp2r5ws
Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 08:54 AM (NpAcC)




LOLWUT!??!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

251 241 We’re already in WWIII. Only now, instead of countries fighting each other, we’ve got the global elite making war on the commoners in every country.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (Hn+0J)

This probably. They do not want a war. They are ok with the loss of life, but they want to be in control of it. They do not care if they are sitting on a pile of rubble at the end, as long as they are the sole masters of it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (5r4XQ)

252 Really good picture up top today, JJS. Makes the point.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (Upj54)



Agreed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

253 does every military college teach "the domino theory" ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:15 AM (us2H3)

254 We’re already in WWIII. Only now, instead of countries fighting each other, we’ve got the global elite making war on the commoners in every country.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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What I've been saying for quite some time.

Asymmetrical warfare on a global scale.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:15 AM (sg1sy)

255 Harper’s Ferry is in West Virginia.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 09:16 AM (Hn+0J)

256 does every military college teach "the domino theory" ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:15 AM (us2H3)



What's wrong with that?

https://youtu.be/QOsGA4_Y89c

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

257 does every military college teach "the domino theory" ?
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They teach CRT now, so doubtful.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:16 AM (sg1sy)

258 The upcoming Hurricane Hermine (currently known as Invest 98L) is going to be a thing for northern Gulf Coast residents, I'm afraid.
Posted by: bed head at September 22, 2022 09:07 AM (Y1sOo)

Yeppers. Time to check stock of French Toast making victuals.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:17 AM (4I/2K)

259 The yuckky Maryland side has Harper's Ferry NP a bit upstream. I hear told some exciting stuff happened there in 1859, where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers join.
Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:13 AM (4I/2K)

What a lunatic place to put an arsenal or station a garrison. The veritable barrel in which the fish can be shot.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 09:17 AM (906pl)

260 This probably. They do not want a war. They are ok with the loss of life, but they want to be in control of it. They do not care if they are sitting on a pile of rubble at the end, as long as they are the sole masters of it.

There are numerous recordings and transcripts of the plotters and spokesperps saying pretty much this thing. They sheepishly and diplomatically wishcast for Undesirables to just "go away". They are evil enough to be fine with global genocide just as long as they don't have to witness it or actually have a hand in it.

The exact same sentiment on display in MV. They love illegal immigration and have no problems whatsoever of the rot, destruction and chaos it causes as long as they don't have to witness or actively participate in it.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:18 AM (3hSHB)

261 253 does every military college teach "the domino theory" ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:15 AM

Not at West Point, we don't. That shit's not radical enough!

Posted by: General Milley at September 22, 2022 09:18 AM (JCZqz)

262 Thomas Lane, ex-Minneapolis cop, sentenced to 3 years for manslaughter in George Floyd death

https://tinyurl.com/bp9tdxtx

Posted by: redridinghood at September 22, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

263 Hi, SMH.

I’m totally with you re your comments @216.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 09:19 AM (Hn+0J)

264 Naomi Wolf is a ridiculous woman. She was always ridiculous and will never change. She is stupid, dishonest, and hysterical.

In the U.S. and in the U.K., births dropped 2.5% from 2019 to 2021. That is not a catastrophe. It is a statistical fluctuation, or perhaps shows a bit of reluctance in face of rising political tyranny. In the first quarter of this year, U.S. births were slightly *higher* than the level in the first quarter of 2019.

If their is any signal at all in Wolf's writing, it is thoroughly concealed by the deliberately produced noise.

Posted by: Craken at September 22, 2022 09:20 AM (Wlx6n)

265 In the Wisconsin thread, DU appears to have their OWN lyricist:

Putin's johnson shouldn't be a senator.
Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!


Yeah...I'm thinking Muldoon and the others around here aren't too worried.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at September 22, 2022 09:21 AM (JCZqz)

266 Harper’s Ferry is in West Virginia.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at September 22, 2022 09:16 AM (Hn+0J)

Them Greek homos redrew the map when I wasn't looking! You are correct. Time does funny things to a fella's memories. It's on the wrong side of the Potomac to get there from the MD side too.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 22, 2022 09:22 AM (4I/2K)

267 Most families in the suburbs have two or even three cars. Do the green gooners really believe that families can come up with over $100,000 to get EV's for all the drivers in the household?

No. They expect people to stay home or take the non-existent public transportation that wouldn't take one anywhere one wants to go.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:22 AM (4h9M3)

268 I’m totally with you re your comments @216.

Renown speaker/pastor/author John MacArthur wrote a book "What About Heaven" where he criticized the contemporary Christian culture whose eyes are set on earthly things. In particular, the sentiment where people would rather tick through their bucket-list rather than be with the LORD. IOW, life, when he wrote the book was so comfortable that people would defer Heaven for as much as possible since the wicked Earth is more enticing than eternity.

But now as the whole world transforms into a toxic burning dumpster, sentiment changes...

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:23 AM (3hSHB)

269 the Illegals probably feel right at home in the US

crimewise

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 09:24 AM (us2H3)

270 What happened to the man who refused to give the Nazi salute. Article on he and his family:

https://tinyurl.com/2jbzw9b5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 09:24 AM (vH/6k)

271 267 Most families in the suburbs have two or even three cars. Do the green gooners really believe that families can come up with over $100,000 to get EV's for all the drivers in the household?
Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:22 AM

No, Mr. Bigot, I expect you to die!

Posted by: Greenfinger at September 22, 2022 09:25 AM (JCZqz)

272 264

I think you meant to write "AOC," amirite?

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:25 AM (4h9M3)

273 Most families in the suburbs have two or even three cars. Do the green gooners really believe that families can come up with over $100,000 to get EV's for all the drivers in the household?

I've been arguing this for ages. It ain't just the cost of the cars, its the charging up of an intact family with two driving age teenagers in the house.

You aren't just charging one car each night, it might be four. How many homes have four chargers and 800A utility service?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:26 AM (3hSHB)

274
To someone who worked for 50 years, married to a woman who worked 50 years, getting a pension after 20 years sounds like a joke.

Especially if your greatest danger is a swat team attack on some grandmother who took a selfie in the Capitol lobby.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 09:27 AM (y3pKJ)

275 238 I'm best buds with an FBI field agent. He's a Trump supporter and is sick to death of what is happening. At the same time he's scared to death of saying anything or getting above the skyline. Bad things have happened to agents who have spoken up...worse than what has happened to Agent Friend here. He's got a new baby and another on the way. He's not worried about pension or money...his wife is a doctor... he's worried about something much worse.

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (7ch0U)

At some point - and we may be there right now - he's going to have to take a stand. If he and everyone he knows in the agency that feels like him all stood up together in unison, it might make the difference.

Lives, fortunes and sacred honor? Something? All of those things one fears losing are worth fighting for. Because if you don't, eventually you lose them all anyway. And your soul.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2022 09:28 AM (x0n13)

276 What back stabbing staffer told trump he did not have to issue an order declassifying the documents?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 09:28 AM (BI+67)

277 >>Most families in the suburbs have two or even three cars. Do the green gooners really believe that families can come up with over $100,000 to get EV's for all the drivers in the household?


The EV push is a multi-faceted (Cass Sunstein-style) "nudge." They hate suburbs, they want us all in cities in micro-housing. Eliminating our cars will "nudge" people into "choosing*" to move into the cities.

*With nudges, they engineer circumstances and reduce the available options so that you "choose" to do exactly what they want you to do without realizing you were forced into doing it..

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 09:28 AM (I/doM)

278 273
You aren't just charging one car each night, it might be four. How many homes have four chargers and 800A utility service?
Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:26 AM

None! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a government program! Oh, and infrastructure spending for the electrical grid. And rolling blackouts. Everybody (I care about) wins! Think of the graft we can cram into a multi-trillion dollar package like this!

Posted by: Liberal Government Planner at September 22, 2022 09:28 AM (JCZqz)

279 A new troll today, I see, and it has appropriated Krak's nic (though misspelled with a "C"), or else he's displaying his butt crack (urban dictionary definition)

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 22, 2022 09:29 AM (Upj54)

280 As for DC's look, I think it's beautiful on the Mall, but I'm a huge sucker for red bricks, white pillars, huge green lawns, and white domes. I mean, I picked UVA partly b/c it "felt like college" and was beautiful...
=====
Midwestern 'institutional' architecture is usually vaguely graystone gothic, then with skyscrapers originating in vaguely Romanesque thick walls and red terra cotta.

Interesting divergence.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 22, 2022 09:30 AM (MIKMs)

281 *With nudges, they engineer circumstances and reduce the available options so that you "choose" to do exactly what they want you to do without realizing you were forced into doing it..
Posted by: Lizzy
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Read about this last night.

Fortunately, some of us are resistant to being nudged.

Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:30 AM (sg1sy)

282 One car for the husband to go to work.
One car for the wife to run errands and take kids to practice.
One clunker gifted to the teen driver by a relative.

That is my neighborhood, Greenfinger.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:30 AM (4h9M3)

283 276 What back stabbing staffer told trump he did not have to issue an order declassifying the documents?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 09:28 AM

(Whistling innocently)

Posted by: Mike Pence at September 22, 2022 09:30 AM (JCZqz)

284 > Harper’s Ferry is in West Virginia.
________________

My brother lives nearby. Fall foliage should be kicking in soon. Usually very pretty... unless it's raining.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 09:30 AM (BFigT)

285 I have the same question for both the oppression- complicit FBI agents and the transhumanists - What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul?

Posted by: 29Victor at September 22, 2022 09:31 AM (BJKQV)

286 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at September 22, 2022 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

287 ... No. They expect people to stay home or take the non-existent public transportation that wouldn't take one anywhere one wants to go.
Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 09:22 AM (4h9M3)
++++
Something like that. Probably one car - something more like a golf cart than a car - that is an EV and is used for driving inside one specific Localized Green Transit Zone. This would include places like your home, your nearest stores, etc. Probably related to address, where an entire city or city subdivision is inside your Green Transit Zone. You can drive anywhere you'd like inside that zone to go shopping or get a meal or go to the doctor or get the kids from school or whatever.

If you have to go further - like to work, on a vacation, etc. - then you will drive your car to the transit terminal and take transit from there, assuming your carbon usage permits it. You will have a quota for commuting, a quota for leisure activities, etc. It will be automated through your phone. No passports or paperwork needed, just a big computer saying yay or nay.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 22, 2022 09:32 AM (t0OGg)

288 Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!


Probably the most historically ignorant people of our age.

The FUSA was colonized with religious refugees who were persecuted for their faith in Europe.

The religious Founding Fathers fought against a monarchy to provide the greatest flourishing nation that ever existed since The Great Deluge. When the Bradbury Baptists worried about a national religion being imposed on them TJ affirmed religious liberty for all - which was enumerated immediately in the Bill of Rights.

These dipshits are worried about a theocracy? Like any *-stan nation? Like the religion of Green? Or they prefer the horror of amoral tyrants capriciously torturing the people because there are zero religious/moral guardrails to guide them?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 22, 2022 09:32 AM (3hSHB)

289 >>You aren't just charging one car each night, it might be four. How many homes have four chargers and 800A utility service?


Spoiler alert: our current electricity infrastructure can't handle everyone charging an EV every night.

But they know this, and Rand Paul even pointed this out to arrogant Pete Buttigieg when he was testifying recently and the slimy Commie wouldn't acknowledge it.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 09:33 AM (I/doM)

290 Welp...now we know who Ted Cruz's paymaster is.

Posted by: Rowsdower Believes Epps Is A Fed at September 22, 2022 09:35 AM (klwnl)

291 Yep. Highly recommend Gettysburg and Antietam.

Once had a product manager who code named a project Antietam. Yeah, it was a bad sign.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 22, 2022 09:35 AM (nfrXX)

292 >>Yeppers. Time to check stock of French Toast making victuals.

My house was totally wrecked by Hurricane Sally two years ago. We just moved back in in April. Total clusterfuck getting subs and materials. Not sure I can go through that again.

Posted by: bed head at September 22, 2022 09:35 AM (Y1sOo)

293 "The bear might be seriously crippled, but you're still poking a bear. With nukes. And pissing him off."

Omigod, you're so right! What might Russia do? INVADE THEIR COUNTRY? RAZE CITIES TO THE GROUND? KILL MASSIVE NUMBERS OF CIVILIANS? THAT WOULD BE TERRIBLE

They should definitely surrender immediately.

Posted by: rold at September 22, 2022 09:36 AM (/XsMj)

294 But if at the end of the remaking of the world there are the proper number of people on the planet it will all have been worth it.

Because that's the game here.

Posted by: creeper at September 22, 2022 09:37 AM (cTCuP)

295 Also you missed the Azovstal story.

Posted by: rold at September 22, 2022 09:37 AM (/XsMj)

296 I'll visit DC after they let out the Misdemeanor J6s.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2022 09:40 AM (44ww/)

297 In all seriousness the right's general attitude toward this Ukraine/Russia thing is enough all by itself to call into question the right's faculty of judgement. Trannyism is evil and stupid and shoudl be stopped but is not an existential threat. Everybody prone to / vulnerable to that who sterilizes themselves, in a couple generations it's all gone and everybody left is descended from people who had better sense. Darwin wins again.

Russia is an existential threat. And has been for more than 400 years. This is a chance to break them, and the Biden administration has handled this one issue extremely well, and in terms of global consequences and the downstream effects on America the benefits of that outweigh everything else they are doing.

Posted by: rold at September 22, 2022 09:41 AM (/XsMj)

298 A former vice president for the EcoHealth Alliance, a major funder of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, claims that his organization “developed” SARS-CoV-2 through gain-of-function research that makes viruses more dangerous.

“The process of developing SARS-COV2 was also described in detail in the proposal submitted to, and ultimately funded by, the National Institutes of Health (HHS NIH), The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), by EcoHealth Alliance with the WIV and [University of North Carolina] listed as collaborators,” according to the sworn declaration of Andrew Huff, who is represented by the attorney Thomas Renz.

Posted by: SMOD at September 22, 2022 09:41 AM (RHGPo)

299 Trannyism is evil and stupid and shoudl be stopped but is not an existential threat.

*

Stop being absurd.

They just wanted to visit their "special friends" in the hospital back in the 80s, after all. And here we are.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:42 AM (Opgip)

300 This is a chance to break them, and the Biden administration has handled this one issue extremely well

**

Addendum:

Biden's sanctions have made Russia rich and broke America.

We have 50% real inflation. Get f*cked.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:43 AM (Opgip)

301 rold

I'll say this. You are on the good reality bending drugs.

Biden and his junta is a civilization-ender.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 22, 2022 09:47 AM (u82oZ)

302 As another moron pointed out:

The worst president in our history at the worst time in our history.

Congratulations on stealing the election.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:49 AM (lo/s8)

303 Nova local

National Bonsai collection in the National Arboretum. A gem.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 22, 2022 09:50 AM (u82oZ)

304 Forced vaccinations and masks was the test. A majority the US citizenship are sheep. There will be a pitiful few who will resist. Too many will even participate.
Posted by: Don't believe me? Just watch. at September 22, 2022 09:03 AM (bJTIO)
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Yep.

And many even here failed.
Posted by: SMH at September 22, 2022 09:04 AM (sg1sy)

I will absolutely admit that I failed. And I don't know what to do to resist any of the current situation.

Posted by: InZona (formerly InCali) at September 22, 2022 09:50 AM (ep37o)

305 I will absolutely admit that I failed. And I don't know what to do to resist any of the current situation.
Posted by: InZona

**

Local government is key moving forward, as is malicious compliance.

Learn what Irish Democracy is if you don't know.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 22, 2022 09:53 AM (lo/s8)

306 {{{SMH}}}
* Respectful tip of the hat to Ex-Ex. *

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 22, 2022 09:56 AM (u82oZ)

307 Hey, I went long. WTF?

Posted by: Puddinhead at September 22, 2022 09:57 AM (sVfvf)

308 Posted by: rold at September 22, 2022 09:41 AM (/XsMj)

Russia is not an existential threat. The alphabet people crap is a threat . It isn't going to go away. They will force it on your kids. So go back to your neocon buddies and shut up.

Posted by: WiNO at September 22, 2022 10:02 AM (G7umC)

309 So when do we punch back? Would it be out of place to do so when they are loading us on the trains to the camps?

It is a well known fact that a little violence early in the escalation can end it and prevent much more violence later. If Great Britain and France had nutted up and slapped down Hitler in the 30s, WWII would likely have been avoided.

Posted by: butch at September 22, 2022 10:07 AM (cHvOo)

310 "Calling someone "Republican" will be a combination identifier/slander all by itself. Just like the word "Jew." "

This has been true for at least the past 20 years, if not longer, as anyone who has set foot upon a college campus knows.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at September 22, 2022 10:35 AM (Hi8cV)

311 I have no sympathy for the agents “keeping their heads down” as their are near retirement. They are proving they are just Law Whores, not officers.

I gave working for the VA a try, and made more money in 11 months than I had made in previous five years in private practice, had only to stick it out for a year or so to gain a whopping retirement benefit (they can count your military time) but quit because I refused to put up with their harmful nonsense. I still have ethics.

Posted by: epador at September 22, 2022 10:36 AM (BbSpR)

312 "Citadel Investment Boss Ken Griffin Previously Gave DeSantis $10 Million, Today Says He Would Accept Position as Treasury Secretary"

Posted by: Danimal28 at September 22, 2022 10:48 AM (klw0w)

313 Posted by: Danimal28 at September 22, 2022 10:48 AM (klw0w)

OMGosh! Somebody gave money to a politician and suggested they might like a job with them? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you! I'm so glad that never happens with Democrats, ever.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 11:10 AM (vH/6k)

Posted by: Just a dummy at September 22, 2022 11:11 AM (U2W4Y)

315 They could've used a better pic of the Steve Friend. With his hair the way it is, standing next to 6'8" Comey, he looks like some devilish faun or something...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 22, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

316 Posted by: Just a dummy at September 22, 2022 11:11 AM (U2W4Y)

Your name says it alll.

You do understand that Ted Cruz is supposed to be or pimped to be the anti-Mitt Romney. For that matter the anti-Donald Trump, but I digress. Me not mentioning John Kennedy does not undercut my argument in the slightest.

I expect Romney and Murkowski and Collins to support this hideous bill. NOT, of all people and most especially Ted Cruz. I stand by my statement. Your argument is bereft of any kind of intellectual or moral heft.

Hit my tip jar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2022 12:09 PM (x0n13)

317 Posted by: Just a dummy at September 22, 2022 11:11 AM (U2W4Y)

PS:

Love how you post a comment 2 hours after we're on to subsequent threads when you think no one is here.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2022 12:09 PM (x0n13)

318 I am making $0.16/hour telecommuting. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet by working on the web, I transcribe Just a dummy's idiotic, inchoate brain-farts. And I don't even have to eat Jerry Nadler's colostomy bag contents!

Winning!

Posted by: Alberta Clayton at September 22, 2022 12:32 PM (4VYMZ)

319 He's not worried about pension or money...his wife is a doctor... he's worried about something much worse.

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 22, 2022 09:12 AM (7ch0U)

Just quit. There is no reason to say WHY one is quitting. Just leave.

Posted by: markedup2 at September 22, 2022 12:35 PM (JHDq+)

320 130 Never be outspoken at work during woke lectures.
FBI at your door results, getting fired, eviction notice, monitoring, surveillance and, of course, paranoia.

Posted by: Ziba at September 22, 2022 08:36 AM (4h9M3)

It's not paranoia if they REALLY ARE watching you...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 22, 2022 01:15 PM (ynpvh)

321 I am making $0.04 an hour pretending to be Just a dummy.

Posted by: Sarah at September 22, 2022 01:16 PM (1tZTO)

322 Maybe we shouldn't simply ask FBI agents to give up their pensions and do the right thing. If college debts can be wiped out with the stroke of a pen, then surely a Republican president--much less Congress--could find a way to soften the landing for a few thousand FBI and other government agents who resign rather than carry out anti-constitutional orders.

Posted by: Impudent Warwick at September 22, 2022 01:56 PM (f/6Wb)

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