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25 June 2020



re: Big Lies

That always struck me as the more respectable cousin of hate facts.

I mean, seriously, a guy could have a pretty good set of arguments in a bar with a print-out of these on his lap.


Given that people seem to all vote on what is true, perhaps a Menckenesque attitude is the way to go.

I figure it's all a moot point when Skynet gets crank-started and our robot lords and masters start wondering to do with all those argumentative amoebae out there. In the meantime, due to the Blue Mob's tendency towards coercive silencing, most things will be a mute point.

George Rebane

scenes 1122am - "moot" and "mute" points; interesting contrast. Well said.


Life In These United States. Year Zero Edition.


Don Bessee

The masters of the universe deep state -

The hidden camera footage reveals a host of Facebook employees and contractors admitting to political bias.

Steve Grimmett, team lead for content review at Facebook can be heard admitting that he lumps the MAGA movement in with “Nazis” and “Hitler.” Grimmett can be heard telling an undercover reporter that he monitors “hate organizations” including “Hitler, Nazis, MAGA, you know, proud boys, all that stuff all day long.”

“We rig the game so it can work on the left side” admits another Facebook employee, who agrees that the company “100%” favors the left.

A content moderator at Cognizant, a firm that handles content moderation for Facebook, can also be heard saying she would accept a $81 million bounty placed on President Trump’s head by the government of Iran.

“It’s inhumane, but if it’s going to save the country why not do it?” asks Kassi Cimo, the content moderator. “We should just hand him over to them. Take the money, as a country, that’s what I’m saying. If we hand him over, our country would be saved, I’m just saying.”

“If I were to go in with a MAGA shirt or a MAGA hat I’d get my ass beat,” says another employee, apparently admitting to an atmosphere of political discrimination and intimidation at the company.
In further undercover footage, Facebook Senior HR manager Leslie Brown can be heard admitting that it’s easier for the company to fire white males because they aren’t able to sue the company for discrimination.

“They were able to fire him without having to worry about discrimination…” says an undercover reporter.

“Right, right. Because he’s a white man. Yeah, white man. So no problem.” – Leslie Brown, Senior HR manager, Facebook.

“Oh, it’s easier when they’re..” continues the reporter.

“..White men,” says Brown, completing the reporter’s sentence. “No one has the white man’s back anymore [laughs].”




re: Facebook & Der Mob


the last one is kind of odd. Of course, since FacebookGoogle is largely an arm of the bureaucracy (or perhaps visa versa), things are bound to get odd.

Good thing we have our own Blue Mob here looking after the interests of The Party, so perhaps they could clarify all of this.

Todd Juvinall

Read some polls on the police issues and the loons of the left are way underwater. Massive support in the inner cities for MORE police. They are not with the thugs that want to defund o get rid of the police. I wish there was more pushback from our people on this truth. But the inmates are in charge in the cities right now.

Robert Cross

"The demonic Democrats are hands down the purveyors of significant and impactive big lies that are issued daily by their political leadership and their lamestream media." Are you sure you have the right political party? If accuracy and truth were a consideration, your trope should read,

"The demonic Trumplicans are hands down the purveyors of significant and impactive big lies that are issued daily by their political leadership and their lame media Fox News."

Trump alone is fast approaching 20,000 lies and misleading statements since taking office. I suppose your excuse and deflection on this fact will be that trump's lies aren't "significant and impactive big lies" but only little lies and distortions by comparison. This or trump's consistent failures are all FAKE NEWS. I have to hand it to you George, you are doing your part to further divide an already divided country. Good job! Further divisiveness is just what this country and the world needs at this juncture. The good part is that the young people you characterize as stupid morons (because they don't see the world as you and were educated by, in your opinion, stupid teachers) don't by into right wing rhetoric and are tired of the BS. One of these days soon, just like the Vietnam era, they will get out in the streets even more than now and this time they won't leave. Their future lives depend on making necessary changes that you and yours mostly oppose. This is probably why conservatives bitch so much and so loudly..like the Whigs, their time and power are about to come to an end.... and they know it... Voter suppression and tons of corporate money are the only weapons they have left. Unfortunately for you and yours, big people will beat big money when it finally comes down to it because most people care about other people, clean air, and clean water, more than corporate profit.


The biggest lie that some Dems are guilty of is... AGW. Global Warming. The Dems that aren't lying just think they're telling the truth.

This will bring them down completely. Eventually.

Maybe by the Nov 2024 elections. There is a *slight* chance it will soften enough to make a difference by this November.


Greg, they lost that one a couple of years ago, but you can't possibly expect them to admit that until it literally kills them. If being found wrong made them repent, we wouldn't be having this discussion. They are literally beyond reason.

Bill Tozer


"we wouldn't be having this discussion. They are literally beyond reason."

Are you saying they are irredeemable?


...and the beat goes on indeed.


"Steele hopes that her story is impactful, but she doesn't want to see the Mine Shaft go out of business."

roflmao. The owner's primary sins according to her manifesto were (a)playing Fox on the TV (b)Trump stickers, (c)the occasional rude customer. The folks that immediately piled on were all about boycotts and sit-ins. No doubt their Yelp page is inundated and the owner's political donations, if any, were posted thanks to opensecrets.

It's probably just me, but there's something incredibly evil about cancel culture. It's the worst possible combination of the death of privacy and the insta-mob. Below a certain age and of a certain political persuasion, and nothing is thought of it. God help us all.

"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away." Orwell had it right.

Bill Tozer

One man’s cloudy crystal ball prediction. I like the visuals of an old seer peering into a cloudy crystal ball on a table away from the cauldron in the fire lit hobble.p, but back to the topic and short link.

“Right now the polling looks grim for President Trump, but the Democrats aren’t taking any chances. Much as the Russia hoax was their “insurance policy” in 2016, voter fraud is their ace in the hole this year.”


Bill Tozer

@ 7:07 am.

“Orwell had it right.” Surprising how many people are dusting off their old copies of 1984 to reread or buying the classic on line. It’s like people are getting on the same page all at once or something.

If one does not read anything off-sandbox here on RR, they are racing to catch up. All good. Orwell is edging out Obama for the O word. French Revolution comparisons flourishing...it’s kinda hard to miss the Jacobins in Chop City after sunset when they are chanting ‘Kill the Beast’ and dwelled on dark thoughts. Bad thoughts. And then they started eyeing one another and....Chop City. Reign of terror.

Personally I see a good comparison with the Red Scarfs. Yes, each revolution has its unique qualities that your can’t make exact comparisons to, but it’s the whole Commie script that sounds so familiar and not eins ago. The speed of Russian Revolution start. Lots of Comparisons,
Last week it was A Clockwork Orange during the Police Brutality riots, but we have moved so far beyond George Floyd and BLM and Cops to.......‘Year Zero: And so it begins.’

“Red Scarfs” works. Orwell works fine, so does The Culture Revolution.

Apr 17, 1975 - The name itself is a representation of the red Kramas, a red scarf that is associated with the Khmer Rouge. The Kramas were a staple of the ...


re: [email protected]:46PM June 26, Year Zero.

I think it's due to two things...

. The need to view events in terms of analogy. Usually inaccurate, but a great life simplifier.
. The need to predict the future by looking at historical or literary precedent.

My own selfish interest is largely to guess what danger this new movement presents to myself and my family, especially in an era of constant surveillance and internet-enabled mobs. It might all be a flash in the pan, OTOH I'd sure hate to feel like those last few Jews in Berlin. Becoming a Grey Man would be a good move for anyone in an urban area who is not a member of the congregation.

It sure didn't take long for the world to switch from Orange Hitler spending a few billion on walls and renegotiating trade deals to the brave new world of city burning, iconoclasm, and turning in your parents for badthoughts. A Democratic political establishment didn't help in that a failed coup seemed to naturally result in an outright insurrection, but perhaps it was always in the cards. According to Luttwak (Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook), takeovers require an out of power elite in addition to the quick seizing of things like broadcast infrastructure (already accomplished here).


huh. Even the intellectual Left, at least evolutionary biologists, is going down this path of wokeness = religion. (not a bad discussion so far, although I haven't seen all of it).


George Rebane

re wokeness - religions separate from science (reasoned belief systems) in that they cannot be falsified in the minds of their devotees. As the years of these pages attest, most leftwingers here accept the tenets of collectivism on a religious basis.


I finished up the video at 3:00PM. Not bad.

It's somewhat heartening to hear someone on the Left observe how much trouble we are really in. Near the end.....


Robert Cross

In what Mike Pence call "progress" the US had the highest daily Covid-19 infection increase since the pandemic started at 40,000 cases. No wonder they want to stop testing..What a bunch of fu**ing liars.


One of those non-surprising things. I had blundered into this before, but forgot about it.

"Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization, has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Susan Rosenberg, a member of the board of directors for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the intake of donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who, among other things, was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison.

Rosenberg, who was listed as the vice chairwoman of the board of directors for Thousand Currents until the webpage was pulled down this week, as first reported by the Capital Research Center, had been a member of the radical leftist revolutionary militant group known as the May 19th Communist Organization, affiliated with the Weather Underground terrorist group and other radicals. She was convicted on weapons and explosives charges and sentenced to 58 years in prison, serving 16 years before being pardoned by President Bill Clinton in January 2001."




Just another day in the Protests of Peace.



Bill Tozer

@ 5:47 pm; re wokeness.

‘As the world burns, don’t forget about feminism’

“With all this talk of coronavirus and Black Lives Matter, I’ve been a little concerned that the patriarchy is getting a free pass. Sometimes it feels as though my postgraduate degree in polyamorous gender constructions and the corrosive nature of cis-masculine futurity was a complete waste of time.

And now some “scientists” have decided that Covid-19 kills more men than women. It’s so typical of males to twist the death statistics to make this all about them. As feminists, we must hold on to our victimhood at all costs. It is the source of our strength.

We can’t even use the #MeToo or #BelieveWomen hashtags any more because we want Joe Biden to win. So what can we do to bring feminism back onto the agenda?

I have a few ideas. Here in the UK, there are currently five protected characteristics that fall under hate crime legislation. These are race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability. I propose that we add the following: veganism, ecosexuality, wheat intolerance and intersectional feminism.

This would solve all kinds of problems. As a popular female presence on social media, I am often subject to a common form of harassment known as “debate”. If intersectional feminism were to be registered as a protected category under UK law, it would become illegal to disagree with me. This strikes me as a sensible solution.“



Protests of Peace #2


Robert Cross

"Republicans suppress votes is another Democrat Big Lie".. Really George.. or just another GOP Big lie?

Then why does the GOP oppose statehood for DC? Answer: To suppress the voters of DC because they are mostly black and will most likely vote for Democrats. The GOP does not want the possibility of two more Democratic Senators.... Even though DC has more people than Vermont or Wyoming. Don't those people deserve and have a constitutional right to the same representation as the people in Wyoming? Not if you are a Republican. I call that voter suppression.. What do you call it, George?

Scott O

Bobby X 2:36 - "This is probably why conservatives bitch so much and so loudly."
Yeah - we're burning down buildings and looting and shee-it.
"...so much and so loudly..."
You want to set a limit, Bobby?
".......the sound of Bobby running away"
Do our words burn in your brain?
How LOUD is it?
The horror, the horror!
We can replace words with something else, Bobby...
Just what are we conservatives allowed by your lights?

Scott O

Booby X - "No wonder they want to stop testing..."
Who is 'they'?
Booga booga Bobby, 'they' are coming for you.
Better hide under the bed.


Posted by: Scott O | 27 June 2020 at 09:28 PM

You should be more understanding Scott......Roberta has never been lied to by politicians before!

George Rebane

RobertC 506pm - Were you a student of history, then you'd know that playing politics with the admission of new states of predictable political leanings into the Union is a mature partisan game in these United States. It continued even after the ante-bellum turmoil, e.g. Alaska and Hawaii. You progressives, of course, have a very wide definition of 'voter suppression' whether real or imagined. Both parties have done everything possible (mostly legal) to maximize their power and deny the other, and they will continue to do so. I and mine consider you folks to be grossly misguided at best and evil at worst in your choice of governance, and we would do everything legally possible to diminish your role in government. You and yours, of course, have returned the favor in spades, easily stepping over the inhibitions of legality - e.g. the current street riots.

Robert Cross

Dunning -Kruger strikes again.. The question is 'do the people of DC deserve the same representation as the states with smaller populations or any state for that matter.' and none of you seem to be able to recognize a question when you see it. Scott O just babbles about, God knows what, that is completely unrelated to the question.. fishy does his usual "Duh.. blabber blabber blabber" and George tries to deflect defect the whole thing with nonsensical blither about the definition of voter suppression and evil democrats and the obvious historical issue of admitting states. No wonder you people support trump. You seem to be incapable, like trump, of really understanding the issues at hand.

Bill Tozer

The White-Guilt Cult

My friend Kevin D. Williamson writes that “cancel culture is a game, the point of which is to impose unemployment on people as a form of recreation.” The line is amusing but, I think, not quite right: The impulse is more religious than recreational. How satisfying it must be to understand that one can send out a tweet and within hours destroy someone’s life for losing her temper for a minute while walking a dog in Central Park (former New York financial analyst Amy Cooper), for having posed as a Puerto Rican for a Halloween party 16 years ago (ousted Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport), or for having tweeted “Working out is so gay” more than a decade ago (Condé Nast’s no-longer head of lifestyle-video programming Matt Duckor). That last example recalls Sullivan’s remark that politically incorrect language has become the “equivalent of old swear words,” referring to formerly shocking words such as “goddamn” that have long since lost all potency. Take the principles of Woke in vain and you invite instantaneous ritual chastisement — the most thrilling, ecstatic element of the woke religion. The techno-narcissistic innovation of the Wokesters is that they have made themselves, as a collective, their own godhead, equipped with the authority to wield and unleash the thunderbolt of righteousness on blasphemers here and now, on their own authority. There is no need to be anxious about whether the right decisions will be made by the Deity in the hereafter; the new Social-Justice God is merciless and swift. Every day ending in “day” is now Judgment Day.


Scott O

Bobby X 9:39 - "Scott O just babbles about, God knows what, that is completely unrelated to the question.."
Actually, I asked Bobby a straight forward question about what he had stated. In was in English - maybe Bobby needs a translator.
Although my money is on the fact that poor Bobby really has no answer. He forgets that when you show up here at George's place, you are allowed to freely opine, but you need to be able to back up your blather.

Scott O

Since Bobby X claims to be so darned concerned about people that lack representation, he might consider the millions of conservative Californians that have zero chance of having their vote count in the presidential elections. The Dems changed the electoral in CA to a 'winner take all' so the electoral votes are no longer proportional.
If Bobby wants DC to be a state then let's counter with a new state for conservatives. Eastern Oregon combined with a slice of Cali would be nice. Eastern Wash might want in as well.
DC was never intended to be a state and anyone living there knew that all along. This blubbering over 'no representation' of the citizens of DC is pure crap.
If the citizens of DC leaned solidly to the red side, Bobby wouldn't even think about it. And he knows it.


Posted by: Roberta Cross | 28 June 2020 at 09:39 AM

fishy does his usual "Duh.. blabber blabber blabber"fishy does his usual "Duh.. blabber blabber blabber"

Yes dear....you are so right dear......we were wrong to doubt you dear...........

Scott O

Booby X 9:39 - Finally: "You seem to be incapable, like trump, of really understanding the issues at hand."
Oh, we understand, Bobby.
Either it's just not really an issue or we just don't agree with your solution.
If you were capable of following up with a rational argument we wouldn't be laughing at you.
But keep at it, and who knows...?


The people of DC should be reunited with Maryland, or remain as it is. Their choice.

No bloody way should they get statehood and two senators... although, if they're willing to break up California into about 57 individual states of the same approximate size, I could see my way to support it.

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