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11 July 2020


Todd Juvinall

Talked to some friends yesterday who have friends that work at the Union Newspaper. Apparently it is close to kaput. And with Hamilton and Rogers in charge I can see why.


Walt: "Show us the statute that prohibits the President from mentioning a business by name."

It doesn't seem to have stopped a First Lady.


It probably didn't hurt book sales on whatever gawdawful tome she might have written back then.


re: Blackfeet.

Not a bad name. Easy on the ears.

Maybe team management could put an RFP out for the name to all the Indian tribes. Somebody with a catchy tribal name or concept could suggest one.

An alternative would be to change all of these names to traditionally European one. The 'Gauls' maybe. 'Centurions'. Heck, I don't even care if it's insulting. The Washington Bogtrotters might be a bit too long


Posted by: scenes | 16 July 2020 at 09:17 AM

An alternative would be to change all of these names to traditionally European one. The 'Gauls' maybe. 'Centurions'. Heck, I don't even care if it's insulting. The Washington Bogtrotters might be a bit too long

You could go full Soviet and ape their naming conventions.....instead of "Smolensk Hero Beet Processing Factory #27"....you could rename the Redskins™ something like the Washington Peoples Sports Kollective of Peoples Republic for Glorious NFL".

Just spitballing!

Bill Tozer

re: Blackfeet.
“Not a bad name. Easy on the ears”

The more I think about our current education system in the Year Zero, i am more inclined to get with the times and call the franchise The Blackfoots. Redskins, 49ers, Saints, and even the lowly Rams all end in a ‘s’. Blackfoots will be the appropriate spelling.

Hmmm. Maybe Boston and Chicago were way ahead of their time with the Red and White Sox. Ok, the Washington Blackfootx. How woke is dat? Berry berry woke, Kemosabe.

Don Bessee

We already knew they were doing it now its proven -




We had a vote here and came up with the 'Washington Woke'. Хорошего дня!


An interesting idea.


Of course, the Blue Mob can't be havin' that, and so:


...so they need better filtering to keep the riff raff out. I wonder if you couldn't just charge people for a listing.

One problem with trying to build an alt net is that there are too many choke points. Emerianism is everwhere and if they can't kick you off of GoDaddy, it'll be VISA or Paypal.

It could be that have a crazy Blue Mob is just the thing at this point. It'll serve to harden up the economy and communications infrastructure, sort of like a low grade infection. Better now than 20 years from now.

Scott O

scenes 12:58 - "Better now than 20 years from now."
20 years?!
You are joking.
At the current rate of descent and airspeed, we're due for impact way sooner than that.

Bill Tozer


For the record: “If the multibillion-dollar NFL decides that multimillionaire players have no obligation to stand to honor a collective national anthem, and that there will be separate anthems and politicized uniforms, then millions of Americans will quietly shrug and change the channel. And that silent protest will make the 2016-17 anthem protest look like child’s play.” —Victor Davis Hanson

Upright: “If politicians ignore or even tacitly encourage these mobs, they will declare more and more things offensive until they have targeted every Founding Father, every religious institution (some are even calling for the removal of images of Jesus because His representations are ‘too white’), and virtually any symbol of ‘oppressive’ Western civilization. We must put an end to this now. The rioters and statue topplers must be arrested and prosecuted. We must educate the public about the truth of the founding of the most exceptional nation on earth. And we must wrest our educational system from the hands of leftists who use our schools as indoctrination centers — before we lose yet another generation to them. This must be our wake-up call, because as Ronald Reagan also admonished, freedom must be fought for, protected, and handed on to our children to do the same, or one day, we’ll be telling our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” —Kay C. James

An honorable and gracious exit: “I think it is time for this Republican Party to listen to the Donald Trump agenda because he has talked about those things frankly and openly. And I think they were huge factors in his ability to win that past election.” —Jeff Sessions

Food for thought: “The goal is to get to a society where we pretty much never think about race and just treat each other as equals, but people keep saying the way to get there is a detour through constantly think[ing] about race in absolutely everything.” —Frank J. Fleming

Race bait: “Americans purchased millions more guns than usual this spring, spurred in large part by racial animosity stoked by widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as anxiety over the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.” —The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham

Non compos mentis: “Firearm violence nationally jumped nearly 8 percent from March through May because of excess gun-buying.” —Christopher Ingraham peddling bogus research

And last… “The number one priority of media and Democrats, but I repeat myself, is to ban all children from going to school (even private and religious schools) in order to keep parents at home and prevent the economy from recovering. Not for public health reasons, but to hurt Trump in Nov.” —Sean Davis


Bill Tozer

Thats gotta hurt.

'National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump after endorsing Obama and Biden in 2008 and 2012'


Play the hand you are dealt, President Trump


I'm waiting for Bill to demand Emery fork over his property.



"20 years?!
You are joking.
At the current rate of descent and airspeed, we're due for impact way sooner than that."

I'm making the point that if we had a couple more decades of centralizing of retail, banking, communications, the outcome of what we are seeing would be more of a sure thing.

Just imagine the change a cashless society would make if in the hands of the Blue Mob.

If anything, the current uproar might be our last best opportunity to avoid a completely locked-down surveillance society, even if things are ugly in the short term. The tools of state control are becoming too effective to be trusted to crazy people like the social justice warriors. You might as well give the keys to the car to the American Nazi Party (assuming it still exists).


Just add Nevada county to the list!!

Don Bessee

Looks like the pot is bubbling and those mutha mullahs are worried the people are going to rock the kasbah -

Iran’s Internet censors apparently tried to stifle the online outrage by choking off-network traffic, but they could not suppress what students of Iranian social media described as an “unprecedented” backlash.

The BBC noted several influential Iranian celebrities nevertheless joined the campaign asking for the executions of Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saeed Tamjidi to be halted. A few Iranian political figures got involved as well, essentially warning that killing the three men might be a line the regime could not cross without sparking a revolution.




Don,, speaking of executions,, the FEDS are off to a good start! TWO, is as many days the FEDs have sent to dirt naps.

Scott O

scenes 5:19 - "Just imagine the change a cashless society would make if in the hands of the Blue Mob."
Oh believe me, I have.
Check with my previous posts.
If we become a 'cashless' society, it's over.
At the rate we're going, you're not even going to be able to openly and honestly communicate on the internet within just a few years.
If that.
20 years.
Look what happened in China in just a few years and that was when events and programs moved much more slowly.
Look at what happened in France after they toppled the monarchy. In just a few years, the country was in the thrall of a blood thirsty and horrific nightmare.
20 years.
You are joking.

Scott O

Say - Bizzerkley has the answer to the way forward:
No traffic stops?
This is complete insanity.
And of course the city council finds out what happens when you ban the police from using non-lethal force:
"...Greenwood said, “Firearms. We can shoot people. If you are being attacked with lethal force,..."
Well, no shit.
Clueless citizen: "“This is someone who told the residents of Berkeley that he’s literally going to shoot us,” Berkeley resident Mae Massaci said."
Yep - that's what happens.
20 years.
They're already insane.
How long does an insane person need to to totally F things up?
Most first responders will tell you just a few seconds is all they need.
20 years.

Scott O

UC goes under:
“UC continues to see increased admissions of underrepresented students as we seek to educate a diverse student body of future leaders. The incoming class will be one of our most talented and diverse yet, and UC is proud to invite them to join us.”
Gee - I have a polite question: If they are the largest group, how are they 'under-represented'?
And by what metric can Janet claim they are the
'...one of our most talented...'?
Love the Che portrait in the background.
Tells us all we need to know.

Don Bessee

The marxists in blm want creepy grampa joe to go full kamer rouge -

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza Says Joe Biden Is 'Far Away' From Changes Democratic Voters Want



Don Bessee

They are all xi's party parrots now -

Montage mocks CNN, MSNBC anchors for claiming Trump's at 'war' with everything
The president declared war on 'women,' 'children,' 'science,' 'the truth,' and 'Christmas'




scotto: "20 years.
You are joking."

I'm afraid you are completely (completely) missing my point. I'm not talking about changes, but that there is a window closing on the ability to make changes of any kind.

Not that things will or won't go to hell in two decades, wars/plagues/cycles in human behavior can always speed up things, but even in the case where public policy alters slowly the tools for control are increasingly set in place.

For a second, don't look at the current uproar but simply the substrate of government and commerce. Networking effects and economies of scale lead to monopoly and centralization. Technology is making it easier to not only acquire data on individuals in different ways but to do the harder thing, parse it with understanding. Truly big data storage allows corporations/.gov to never forget. Snowden's 'turnkey tyranny' is going to be owned by someone and they're unlikely to let go.

Better that the Left start their civil war now. Sometime in the future, they'd only need to flip a switch given their dominance in some areas.

Scott O

scenes - 9:15 "...but that there is a window closing on the ability to make changes of any kind."
You're going to have to explain that.
To me it sounds like the idiot that proclaimed "the end of history".
Or the guy at the patent office that thought we'd invented just about all there was to invent.
In the late 1800s.
What happens when they 'flip the switch' and the power goes dead?
"Stuff happens" applies to everyone, always.
I'm not so much worried about the 'left' as I am with humanity in general.
History has shown that far too many humans will gladly cut off their nose just to spite their face.
We (humans) have been through centuries of crawling in crap with no reasonable outlook of improvement and yet somehow, things got dramatically better.
At least for a while.
Then they didn't. They threw it away and went back to crawling in crap.
It seems to go in cycles of some sort, but not always in any sort of pattern or fixed time period.
There existed a system for eons where the average person (99.999999% of the pop.) was under the thumb of some sort of tyrannical rule with zero hope of change.
Yet change did happen.
And the fools are ready with knives to once again slice off their own noses.
The only permanent thing is change.


so 644pm

No SAT factoring in, now whites down to 19% of the frosh class at Berkeley. No wonder young Master Pelline didn't go to his dad's alma mater... he very probably just couldn't swing an admittance.

And after all those 'academic' summer camps...


scotto: "You're going to have to explain that."

That some combination of government and corporations will have systems set in place that make their positions permanent, plus their ability to steer a mass of people will improve to a great degree. This ability to provide stabilized central control is a new thing in history.

The actual details of everyday life are anyone's guess, you may be treated well or not, it's sort of besides the point.


"No SAT factoring in, now whites down to 19% of the frosh class at Berkeley."

No doubt it's due to the systemic racism that the students there bitch so much about.

I can only imagine the amount of crazy that incoming students have to deal with right now. You do have to wonder how much research the more elite schools do on their applicants, like HR departments the world over, to make sure that they meet some political standards.

It seems to me that at this point college is a bad bet for most people, at least the ones lacking a real genius in something that can only be taught in that environment. Perhaps The Plague, which could last for years in some form, might result in a push for more certificates/testing of some sort rather than a degree. Dunno. It isn't like you need a law degree to practice law in California.


("No wonder young Master Pelline didn't go to his dad's alma mater... he very probably just couldn't swing an admittance."

A small nudge that Pelline's kids, even though the Oberweightenführer can be fairly horrid, probably should be off-limits).


Posted by: scenes | 17 July 2020 at 07:34 AM

A small nudge that Pelline's kids, even though the Oberweightenführer can be fairly horrid, probably should be off-limits).

Yeah! And if there is any area where I don't find jetsy completely useless it would be his parenting. They seem to have done a pretty good job with le fils.

Belated congrats on Johns Hopkins!

Scott O

scenes 7:04 - I agree about the amount of control being set into place, but 'permanent'?
Nah - nothing is permanent.
It's a common idea that the book '1984' alluded to a 'permanent' future. Long-lasting? Very probably. Permanent?
That would have been a good question to ask (Orwell)/Blair.
I'm no more happy than you about the bleak future we face in our lives but if you want to live with humans, you have to deal with human foibles and weaknesses as well as human strengths.
It's my view as a student of history that most humans aren't Winston Smith, nor do they want to be.
Keep them fed and busy with some sort of work and provide some mindless entertainment and the vast majority of humans are content to then suffer an amazing amount of totalitarian control. We can/are being bred like cows into a docile sort of creature happy to graze without much effort or risk until it's time for the round up.
I think the schism over the way the public has reacted to the current pandemic is classic. One side wants to have the POTUS dictate a restrictive and uniform set of rules in hopes it will protect them and the other side believes local and personal choice provides the best balance between freedom and risk.
The colonies revolt against the King succeeded because the vast majority of colonists were extreme risk takers. Just the voyage was fraught with danger and the life ahead in the new world was highly uncertain. Now our country is saturated with the fat/dumb/happy sort and the newer influx of immigrants have certain knowledge life will be much safer and more prosperous than the crap-land they came from.
It used to be "give me freedom or give me death" but now too often it's "I want my MTV".
Brave New World, indeed.

Bill Tozer

‘The Skin Game’

“Maybe the Washington FBIs or Washington Deep State would more accurately reflect the nature of the city that is home to this NFL team”


Bill Tozer

No wonder the 9th Circuit is the most overturned court in the land.

‘Ginsburg eviscerates 9th Circuit’s handling of immigration consultant's case’

Ginsburg wrote that the Ninth Circuit's actions undermined the principle that parties and their counsels are responsible for presenting their own case.

"There are no doubt circumstances in which a modest initiating role for a court is appropriate," Ginsburg wrote. "But this case scarcely fits that bill."


Bill Tozer

re: climate crisis hysteria emergency kiss-your ass goodbye.


“This seems to me a useful introduction to heterodox thought on the subject for students and others subject who might be open to hearing the other side of the story from someone who used to be a leader of the other side.”



re: BillT@10:12AM

Never'll happen. In any True Believer community, Michael Shellenberger is simply read off as a 'nuclear lobbyist' endquote. It looks like most climate aficionados are pretty dead set on mass immigration combined with households that become more and more efficient...maybe the end game is simply mile-high apartment blocks heated by the mass of humanity within.

'Nuclear lobbyist' is, of course, just another way to say 'racist'.

Hey, don't look at me, I'm just a reporter.


scenes 734am

"A small nudge that Pelline's kids, even though the Oberweightenführer can be fairly horrid, probably should be off-limits)."

I recall Pelline was doing it to me when I told him... don't go there or I will take his family as fair game. He went there.

That his kid graduated high school the very year the front door of UCB was shut in the face of "white" kids from the hinterlands is a shame, and if the choice was between Johns Hopkins and UC Merced, well... I'm sure there's restaurants in Baltimore he can review for his "magazine".

Don Bessee

Being a sell out to the socialist is going to cost creepy gramp a joe -

In a series of conversations with the Washington Examiner over recent weeks, the union officials, all registered Democrats, expressed alarm at Biden’s shift to the left on energy policy while giving him some benefit of the doubt that they would not grant to more liberal candidates such as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, who pledged to ban fracking during the campaign.



Don Bessee

Just another strain of racism -

Black professor blasts 'dehumanizing condescension' of bestselling book 'White Fragility'
Columbia associate professor warns tome teaches readers 'how to be racist in a whole new way'



Don Bessee

They have gone full blown thought nazis -

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., responded Friday to a former Hillary Clinton adviser and super PAC leader who called her "inbred, racist trash" after she criticized the Black Lives Matter organization earlier this week.

Adam Parkhomenko, who was also a former field director for the Democratic National Committee, slammed Blackburn after she noted Monday that a BLM leader described herself as one of many "trained Marxists."

"The life of every African American matters. But Black Lives Matter is a 501(c)(3) organization run by 'trained Marxists.' We cannot allow our great country to be destroyed under the pretense of social justice," she wrote.

On Fox News Radio's "The Guy Benson Show," host Guy Benson noted that Parkhomenko responded to that commentary by calling the senator "inbred racist trash" and asking her to "please, f--- off."

"This is one of Hillary Clinton's inner circle and I think that's what surprised many people," Blackburn said. "People felt like it was over-the-top."

The senator added that Parkhomeko's remark is another example of the virulent response to people who oppose leftist orthodoxy.

"We know that they don't apologize and they don't make excuses," she said. "What they try to do is just make a mess and not try to clean up."



Bill Tozer

We interrupt our coverage of mainstream media mendacity to pass along some good news about the media for a change:


Don Bessee

The deep state exists at the state level too and it wants to do as much damage as possible -



Don Bessee

Note to the the DNC and creepy grampa joe, you have gone off the edge and there is no going back this election cycle. A vote for creepy grampa joe is a vote for AOCs crew. -



Don Bessee

Funny we dont see too much of this in US based news. Hmmmmmm........... -

Why coronavirus deaths remain low in the US despite surge in new cases



Bill Tozer

@ 5:41 pm: They have gone full blown thought nazis -

Well, that’s hard one to best, no doubt. Now ads for Marsha Blackburn’s children’s books are banned on Instagram. Go figure. Was it something she said?

Ok, I will see your full blown thought nazi and raise you one Queen Nan, the woman whose face keeps sliding off to the side:

Buck Sexton
The Chardonnay socialist weighs in

Nancy Pelosi
· 3h
“Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.

These are not the actions of a democratic republic.

@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.

Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.”


Don Bessee

Now thats funny @948-

The DNC's new red guard even dresses like the SS yet LE are now nazis in botoxia. Who knew.


Bill Tozer

Tell me something new.


“A sound adage holds that you should never assume malice when stupidity is a sufficient explanation. Here, the only explanation is malice. No one is as stupid as America’s reporters and editors pretend to be. The sooner their companies go out of business, the better.”


paul emery

Majority leader McConnell writes about John Lewis

"The Senate and the nation mourn the loss of Congressman John Lewis, a pioneering civil rights leader who put his life on the line to fight racism, promote equal rights, and bring our nation into greater alignment with its founding principles.
Leader McConnell

Not a peep from Trump. Disgusting and an obvious example of how out of touch Trump is with basic human values of the deserved respect and appreciation of John Lewis for a life well lived in service to his country .



Ace cub reporter sez: "Not a peep from Trump."


Do you research anything at all?

The fun thing is all the typical responses to a Trump tweet. Paul, they sound just like you. They never tire, it just goes on and on and on.

Don Bessee

So the burning goes on -

A fire at the cathedral in the French city of Nantes is believed to have been started deliberately, prosecutors say.

Three fires were started at the site and an investigation into suspected arson is under way, Prosecutor Pierre Sennes said.

The blaze destroyed stained glass windows and the grand organ at the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, which dates from the 15th Century.



paul emery

Trumps response came at the last minute and a day late scenes. There was no published comment from him at the time of my post.

Good for the Donald. He really is a swell guy and a wonderful human being. I stand corrected.

paul emery


Of course golf came first...

"White House praises John Lewis' legacy as Trump comments after golf club visit
Presidents typically function as a healer and unifier in a time of national mourning. Other Republican leaders were quick to offer their condolences for Lewis, who died Friday night, Trump waited until Saturday afternoon."



Posted by: scenes | 18 July 2020 at 11:59 AM

Do you research anything at all?

No but his 11:16 am was so important that he tripped over the Ottoman in the front room while sprinting for the keyboard and almost broke a toe when he kicked that box that he’s been meaning to take to the garage for the last year!

George Rebane

For those clutching their pearls about Trump's belated recognition of Lewis' passing, I would advise them to get a more firm grip on the same as they read my comment, had I occupied the Oval Office -

'John Lewis was a giant in the vineyards of civil rights when it counted in the 1960s. In those years he joined with other African-American leaders who put on the line their lives, treasure, and sacred honor to level the legal playing field for all Americans in their access to public facilities, the workplace, and the ballot box. However, in his later years as a MOC he went off the rails, and did his race and his constituents a disservice as he proposed and promoted Democrat policies which destroyed the black nuclear family, laid waste to inner city black neighborhoods, gave them second class schools, and established the 'plantation' that ensconced African-Americans with the permanent taint of perennial victimhood that could only be assuaged by ever bigger government and more transfer payments.'

Don Bessee

John Waters on the pc police and he is right that they are driving voters to the prez -

Or at least, openly talk, because they’re not going to change their minds if we act like they’re stupid. You know, the insane political correctness – even though it’s mostly correct – is gonna make Trump win. It’s a class issue. I promise you, in the neighbourhoods in Baltimore that are really struggling with poverty, they’re not worrying about pronoun usage. I’m not saying that some don’t! But it’s rich kids’ schools who are the most stringent police of it. I never understood what a trigger warning was, I thought you went to college to have your values challenged. I thought that was the point of education.



Don Bessee

Those mutha mullahs are really having a hard time first the nuke facilities going boom and this -

Iran estimates up to 25 million coronavirus cases since outbreak; nearly doubling the total worldwide caseload: report
President Hassan Rouhani said he believes an additional 30 to 35 million people could be infected in the coming months.



The Estonian Fox

Since we know that the Washington DC area is the seat of all benefits and wealth of U.S. citizens, and is the engine of our wealth, the new name for the Washington NFL team should naturally be the "Washington Engines". There, everyone is happy.

Or for those die-hard Lewis Carroll lovers:
The name of the team is called The Washington Patriots.
The name of the team actually is The Washington Engines.
The team is called The Washington Vernons.
The team actually is The Washington Redskins.

With thanks to The White Knight, via Lewis Carroll.


I can't decide if they've just decided to wait until 2024 or not!





Morn'n folks, Some earth science news.
Evidences that Grímsvötn volcano is getting ready for the next eruption
At the SAB meeting the status of Grímsvötn volcano was also discussed, as the Earth Science Institute and the Icelandic Meteorological Office had new measurements performed in the beginning of June.

During its active period, as it is since the eruption in 1996, Grímsvötn erupts on average each 5-10 years. The last eruption occurred in 2011 and it was a fairly large and powerful event. Between eruptions, the deformation data indicate the gradual accumulation of new magma at depth and the increased pressure in the system. In the last weeks scientists from the IMO measured SO2 in the southwest corner of the caldera in Grímsvötn, close to where the last eruptions in 2004 and 2011 took place. “This is the first time that we measure so much SO2 at a volcano in Iceland that is not in an eruptive phase and its presence is indicative of magma at shallow level”,"



I see in the local rag, people are starting to throw their hats in the ring for local office. Now how come know it all Emery hasn't done so? He's good at complaining about others.

I hear there is an opening in Nervana Cilly.


This should give us all pause.....

In the U.S. Navy, “shock trials” involve taking a warship to sea and conducting drills to see how well she might absorb the stress of combat. The Navy has lately experienced institutional shock trials: bribery scandals, collisions and sundry other public-relations nightmares. This week in San Diego the USS Bonhomme Richard, a $750 million amphibious assault ship, caught fire and burned for days. Earlier this year, Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after writing a letter saying he needed to move his sailors off the aircraft carrier to arrest an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

High-profile mishaps and unwanted publicity point to an overarching problem: For several years the Navy has been forced to do too much with too little, a debate that deserves wider attention. The Navy also seems to be suffering from a cultural dysfunction in the chain of command. To repair it, the Navy will need to reinvent its process for refining leaders and perhaps even the service’s broader mission. What’s at stake is the quality of American military talent that fights the next war—an eventuality that seems less far-fetched amid the tense mood of a global pandemic.

The 2017 crashes in the Western Pacific involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald still loom large in the Navy. An investigation revealed that Pacific fleet ships were going to sea with too little training and that crews weren’t skilled in the basics of sea navigation. Also implicated was the Navy’s “can do” culture—the propensity of naval officers to try to get the job done no matter the cost.

“Interviews revealed that, particularly among ships based in Japan, crews perceived their Commanding Officer was unable to say ‘no’ regardless of unit-level consequence,” according to a 177-page “comprehensive review” of the 2017 incidents. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, who commanded the Seventh Fleet during the collisions, wrote in a naval publication that he’d “made clear” to his superiors “the impact of increased operational demand on training and maintenance well prior” to the accidents. Despite “explicitly stated concerns,” he wrote, “the direction we received was to execute the mission.” He was fired shortly after the accidents.

In 2015, a submarine ran aground in Florida, resulting in $1 million in damage. The Navy fired Capt. David Adams, the officer in command when the accident occurred. Journalist Hope Hodge Seck of Military.com made a public-records request for the 475-page investigation, the details of which she published in March. Capt. Adams had warned his superiors that his crew was too inexperienced to handle a precarious predawn return to port. He was nevertheless told to execute the mission.

The Navy’s tradition of firing commanding officers who fail is a venerable one, and the Navy has tried to absorb the lessons of these incidents. But as Ms. Seck notes, the sub mishap “came against the backdrop of a Navy grappling with a culture in which overworked and unready crews were regularly put underway in service of operational needs.” The careers of commanders like Capt. Adams can look like the casualties.

The Roosevelt is a confounding example. The Navy’s investigation makes a strong case for removing Capt. Crozier. He failed to rein in the ship’s senior medical officer, who, according to the Navy’s investigation, was predicting up to 50 virus deaths on the ship and threatening to take the medical department’s grim case to the press. (One sailor assigned to the Roosevelt died from complications of Covid-19.)

Yet the Navy’s report also details how the Roosevelt’s leadership became frustrated with its superiors at Seventh Fleet headquarters over the chaotic process of moving sailors off the ship.

To quote Instapundit....the chaser.....a very "scenes" like exit line!

On the upside, everyone’s diversity and trans-awareness training is up to date.



EstonianFox (rebane is fox, no?) "Since we know that the Washington DC area is the seat of all benefits and wealth of U.S. citizens, and is the engine of our wealth, the new name for the Washington NFL team should naturally be the "Washington Engines". There, everyone is happy."

I vote 'Washington Apparatchiks', but it wouldn't fit on a jersey very well.

Per BillT: N. Pelosi: "“Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti."

The 'little graffiti' meme has hit so simultaneously, I can't tell whether it's part of a top-down directive, or simply the speed o' the internet (roughly the speed o' rumor in days of yore).

The thing is you could show people hours of the actual riots, and they'd still pipe up with the 'graffiti' claim. It's not too dissimilar to Portland's mayor claiming it's all the fed's fault (and D. Trump, naturally) because the fedgov brought in some officers from different agencies after 45 days or so of riot. It's probably because all the folks starting fires are 'boogaloo boys' or something. The ability of a mind to convince itself of nontruth is amazing.

'“You are a slow learner, Winston."
"How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."
"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”' G.O.

George Rebane

scenes 1122am - Rebane is Estonian for fox, yes. Our 'Estonian Fox' is a undoubtedly a fellow countryman also named Rebane. To date he has not made his identity known to me.


News Emery REALLY won't like to hear.

"Meadows signals imminent indictments in Durham probe: 'It's time for people to go to jail'
The Justice Department's watchdog has identified critical errors in every FBI wiretap application"

"White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that it's "time for people to go to jail" as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham's probe into FBI misconduct"

Bill Tozer

Friday’s document dump. Thank you AG Barr for declassifying material and thank you R’s for releasing it

‘Newly Declassified Documents Reinforce Corruption Of Steele Dossier, FISA Warrants’

1) The first document is a 57-page three-day summary of FBI interviews with British intelligence official Christopher Steele’s “Primary Sub-source” that was the foundation for the dossier. The inteview shows the primary sub-source was not only never a well-connected Russian official, but was actually a contractor for Steele’s firm. The primary sub-source was also caught unaware of information that Steele attributed to him and charged Steele with mischaracterizing important events to exaggerate claims....

2) The second document unveils a new treasure trove of notes from former FBI agent Peter Strzok making clear Strzok knew of the lack of credibility of Steele’s primary sub-sources, writing “recent interviews and investigation however, reveal Steele may not be in a position to judge the reliability of his sub-source network.”....

The second document also attributes comments to Strzok on a New York Times article chronicling alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

“[W]e have not seen evidence of any individuals affiliated with the Trump team in contact with IOs [Intelligence Officials]…. We are unaware of ANY Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials,” Strzok reportedly said.


1) So, now we know the NYT was lying when it published alleged ties between the Trump Campaign and Russian Intelligence.

2). So now we have concrete proof that in Feb 2017, the FBI had no basis for a FISA warrant, yet proceeded to seek two renewals. Ties up that loose end.


"News Emery REALLY won't like to hear."

I doubt he cares much. The whole point of the exercise is to get Trump out of office, the little people don't matter.

Buildings are burned, Obama White House plots sedition, rioters riot, cancel culture destroys careers, it's all in a good cause.

Bill Tozer

Recommended. Short and sweet.


Why, it’s almost enough to make us think that the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign was based on a patently ludicrous pretext. More via Twitter below, including Peter Strzok’s astute assessment of a New York Times story peddling the hoax — the biggest scandal in American political history by far.



Actually pretty interesting thus far. Matt Taibbi being interviewed by Bret Weinstein.


The newsroom movement to kick out objective news guys and replace them with Children of the Corn has a name, 'moral clarity'.

Like so:


Luckily, there shouldn't be any big changes at the local FM news department as a result.

Don Bessee

Another setback for natanz, its getting tough to be a mutha mullah -



Bill Tozer

From Walt’s link:

“The FBI's legal counsel has described the warrant to surveil Page as "essentially a single source FISA" wholly dependent on the dossier, which also made numerous other unsubstantiated claims about Russian hackers in a nonexistent consulate in Miami, Cohen's purported trips to Prague, and lurid blackmail tapes. Special Counsel Robert Muller couldn't find any evidence supporting those allegations.”

Well, lookie here. Cohen’s reported trip to Prague. Hmmm, Union commentator Ms. Cook still believes that whopper. But, then again, she wrote a convincing letter to the Union urging the newspaper to endorse My Gal in 2016. Lurid blackmail tapes? Our local new director sunk his teeth..er...gums into that one.

We all know the evidence that has eluded them is just around the corner. No, not that corner, the one after that and the corner after that...until you have gone in a circle....
repeatedly. Like an old cartoon of an excited character spinning in a circle causing a dirt devil or tornado. Wind them up and watch them spin in circles.
Scenes @ 3:03 pm

“Luckily, there shouldn't be any big changes at the local FM news department as a result.”

Good one. Thank you.
Polls: Got a chuckle a couple of days ago. The Quinnipiac University Poll with CBS (or some other news outlet) had Biden up by 12 over Trump. Almost exactly to the day four years prior, Quinnipiac and the same news company had Hillary up by 12 over Trump.

I have more reason to believe that folks will be/are lying to the pollsters now than in 2016. We have had over 3 years of being demonized, chased down alleys and out of businesses and threats and nasty obscene things said about us or our loved ones, not to mentioned cancelled and ‘disappeared.’ Disappeared? Ok, rubbed out of the annals of history. Never know who is on the other end of the phone.
Hello. Pollster here. Do you plan to vote for Trump?
Hell no! (Slams phone down, puts on MAGA hat)

Don Bessee

Comrade deblasio is practicing paint discrimination, you can riot burn and spray-paint the world and nothing happens but paint on his graffiti and 5 cops take you down??? -

Black woman dumps paint on more Black Lives Matter murals in NYC: 'We want our police'



Bill Tozer

My, my. Lookie at this.

The family that owns The New York Times were slaveholders: Goodwin


paul emery


Today on the Chris Wallace Fox news program today Trump refused to say he would leave office if he was defeated in the election. What is the Constitutional remedy if a President refuses to leave office?

Here's some quotes from the interview:

Wallace unveiled the results of a Fox News poll that showed Trump losing by eight points to the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Trump was also behind Biden on the response to the pandemic, on race relations and on the economy. He trails in other polls too.

Trump said: “I’m not losing, because those are fake polls.”

Not only did Trump deny the hard data, he also refused to say if he will accept the result of November’s presidential election if he comes out the loser.

“I have to see,” he said. “Look … I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”


Robert Cross

In the category of "send in the Gestapo". according to Mark Meadows, Trumpler is going to send in more military style federal goon squads to Democrat run cities he described as " liberally run, they are stupidly run,”.. Now that is a good reason to send in troops don't you think Posse Comitatus and all? Isn't that what dictators do..send in the goon squads to shut up dissent?
Doesn't this ring a few bells with you anti-government libertarians?

Don Bessee

Boy can the prez send the TDS set into the vapors quicker than a maga hat! As evidenced @644!


Bill Tozer

Trump is the troll master...hits them smack dab in their biggest fears (including Bobbie) and we get to watch their spittle fly. Hey, what better entertainment during the lockdown. Its fun and free. Bonus!

Wonder what tomorrow brings. Poor George.

paul emery

How do you interpret what he said Don?


Paul Emery, ace news man sez: "Today on the Chris Wallace Fox news program today Trump refused to say he would leave office if he was defeated in the election."

Trump sez (on whether he'll accept the results): "“I have to see,” he said. “Look … I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”"

Paul. Do you know how to read? Are you Trump's mind reader?

No doubt there'll be a dogfight if it's sufficiently close.

This article showed what President Trump said in 2016, which shows exactly what he means.


For God's sake Paul, I hope you do your 'newscraft' better than this.


LOL Emery!! You LIBS still haven't accepted the results of the LAST election!! Yup,, you keep vaperlocking about what Trump may or may not do.🤣🤣🤣


Hey, check it out. The Party of Peace is doing a bit more 'graffiti'.



Democratic voters help out at 'Back the Blue' rally.



Question for Paul.

Just how much more of this are we expected to take? Perhaps you could supply a timeline. Heck, I'm even seeing the occasional death threat by the local Blue Mob on Facebook. Exciting times.

George Rebane

If Trump refuses to leave office after the votes of the Electoral College are counted and not in his favor, then the US Marshalls will escort the former president out of the White House. (Don't think that the Secret Service is his Praetorian Guard.)

paul emery

Thanks George

Bill Tozer

Where to these wingnuts come from? Planet Lefty?

Doctors Call For Adam’s Apple, Achilles Tendon To Be Renamed Because They’re ‘Misogynistic



Hey look……."jons" favorite republican finally came out of the closet!

Kasich set to speak at DEM convention!



GeorgeR: "If Trump refuses to leave office after the votes of the Electoral College are counted and not in his favor, then the US Marshalls will escort the former president out of the White House."

Come on George, get with the program. The word has come down from Mob Headquarters that Orange Hitler must be forcibly deposed because he won't leave office. Paul is simply doing his part in the effort.

"Americans Must Be 'Prepared to Mobilize' If Trump Refuses Election Results: Campaign Group"

As per usual, the Democrats blame others for things they do themselves. We just went through several coup attempts by high levels of the fedgov and now a street revolution by the Left, and still the problem is Trump and evil Boogaloo Boys.

Bill Tozer


Insight: “Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.” —Ronald Reagan

For the record: “Today we are no longer living in a free society. Instead, we are ruled by those who try to enforce their extreme views by shaming and ruining those who think differently. It is not far-fetched to compare the methods of this ‘woke movement’ to those of Chairman Mao’s Red Guards, who terrorised the Chinese people half a century ago.” —London School of Economics emeritus professor John Gray

Upright: “I don’t understand how insulting another group helps our cause. … We can’t allow black people to be prejudiced also. Especially if we’re asking for white folks to respect us, give us economic opportunity, and things like that. … I don’t understand how you beat hatred with more hatred. … I want allies. I don’t want to alienate anybody. And to take shots at the Jewish race, the white race — I just don’t like it because it’s not right."—Charles Barkley

Demo-gogues: "Vote like your life depends on it. ‘Cause it does. Pick any issue you care about. I guarantee, it is on the line in this election…” —Senator Elizabeth Warren with advice — for Republicans!

Non sequitur: “Why is it again that I can pay a parking ticket online, apply for a passport and conduct personal financial transactions but I can’t vote the same way?” —Andrew Yang (“Because the future of the republic doesn’t hang on the integrity of the parking ticket payment process.” —Allie Beth Stuckey)

Braying jackass: “If you vote for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room.” —The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill

Alpha jackass: “I hope people realize that there are many white Republican voters in this country if they’re given a choice between renting a room in their house to a person of color or burning down the house, they will elect to burn down the entire neighborhood. It’s not just a small fringe.” —New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali

Non compos mentis: “If you don’t like our leadership here, why don’t you go down to Georgia and see how that feels?” —New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, whose state has accumulated 15,000 COVID-19 deaths compared to Georgia’s 3,000

And last… “The family that owns The New York Times reportedly owned slaves. So by the [Times’s] standards, shouldn’t we tear down their headquarters since it’s a monument to systemic oppression?” —Charlie Kirk

paul emery

Scenes writes:

"We just went through several coup attempts by high levels of the fedgov"

Show me indictments, arrests and convictions to back your claim.

Bill Tozer

It must be awfully dark in there.

‘WaPo Blames Spiking Violence on Racist Gun Buyers’

“In a blatantly politically motivated story, The Washington Post blamed the recent rise in violent crime in many of America’s large (and Democrat-run) cities not on anti-police protests and riots but on “excess” guns and the phony concept of “gun violence.”

The blame-shifting piece was titled, “Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval,” and the Post sought to blame Americans buying guns for rising violence, not Democrats and Black Lives Matter’s widespread call for defunding the police — or, you know, actual rioters and general thugs. This article is a textbook example of attempting to pass off correlation as causation. The Post fails to provide any data supporting the notion that the sudden rise in violent crime is due to law-abiding citizens who legally purchased their firearms suddenly electing to engage in violence. That’s because they don’t.

What the Post cites is a dubious study by the anti-gun organization Gun Violence Archive. It asserts: “The risks of increased firearm availability are likely compounded by the myriad effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread increases in anxiety, fear, grief, economic strain, disruptions to daily routines, and racial and economic inequities.” Furthermore, the Post attempts to minimize BLM’s calls for defunding the police as essentially an insignificant factor for the increase in gun sales, suggesting instead that “the spike is driven by racist beliefs and attitudes among white Americans.”

Those doggone “bitter clingers” and “deplorables.”

No, the reason Americans are buying firearms at a higher rate is that a growing number are realizing the reasoning and wisdom behind the Second Amendment, especially during times of social unrest. When Americans hear the Marxist rhetoric espoused by BLM and other leftist groups being widely touted by the mainstream media, politicians, and big business, and when Americans see the Left’s “cancel culture” mob taking out individuals for daring to express opposing opinions, they very reasonably infer that it would be wise to prepare for the worst. Perhaps ironically, this anti-gun hit piece by the Post only further validates those concerns.“



Punch 1037am

Were it not for double standards, punchy would have no standards at all.

Bill Tozer

‘I’m… At A Loss For Words’: The Unraveling Narrative Behind The Atlantic’s Defund-The-Police ‘Shooting’ Tale
A powerful story published by The Atlantic has a serious problem: proof it ever happened



‘Four Days Since A Police Brutality Story Unraveled, The Atlantic Still Refuses To Respond’

This story means everything to me,” Purnell wrote in a public Facebook post when the article was published. “I cried a lot while writing it. I’m crying now. Thinking about… kids I grew up with who could have been saved if we had a different world.”

“When people suggest that we don’t care about safety or violence, they forget that we are survivors of violence, too.”


Bill Tozer


“Gardner’s relatively brief tenure as St. Louis prosecutor has been a disaster for law and order. Prosecutors have left in droves. Gardner’s conviction rate in cases that go trial is abysmal. And, not surprisingly, the homicide rate is soaring.

Gardner’s incompetence and, possibly, her corruption were on display in her attempt to nail former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Gardner indicted Greitens shortly after she assumed office in January 2017. Months later, she was forced to drop the case for lack of evidence.

According to this report, the case against Greitens was built on lies. Indeed, William Tisaby, an out-of-state retired FBI Agent hired by Gardner to construct the case, has been indicted on seven counts of perjury. He is awaiting trial. Gardner is under criminal investigation in the matter.

It would be difficult for a prosecutor to do more harm in a lifetime than Gardner has done in three and a half years. George Soros has gotten his money’s worth. That’s why he’s investing more of it in her reelection.“


Paul Emery

Gosh and Golly Gregory Scenes made some pretty strong assumptions in his 8:58 and it's reasonable to ask for some documentation and evidence to support his claims. Do you have a problem with that. I'm sure he'll provide a list of arrests, indictments and convictions to back up his statements.

George Rebane

Coup attempts need not be notarized through the legal process to be recognized and counted. The unsuccessful coup planners, fomenters, participants will, of course, deny their attempts without such legal response.

Bill Tozer

Another story of last Friday’s revelations.

‘New document proves FBI totally debunked NY Times Trump-Russia story‘



re: Ace Reporter, Paul Emery sez: "Gosh and Golly..." and some more words

Don't you have some anti-Trump shilling to go do? Joey Fingers ain't gonna sign those checks unless you get your five posts per day. I do have to say that to have you, of all people, ask for documentation is more tragic than laughable.

In the meantime, some Democrats doing that free speech thing.



Blue Light special day for the Blue Mob.


George, which of your blog entries would be best for Crimes of the Left(tm)?

Personally, I prefer the raw footage. Except for selective editing, the vidyas don't lie. Most of this stuff never ends up on MSM. If nothing else, it would help everyone plan for a potential Biden victory as they roll out the fun nationwide.


lol. Not riot footage.


No comment really needed.


Sorry for the Tourette's, one last one.

What happens when city government abandons it's citizens. The headline is just perfect.

"Portland Police do not engage crowds during the night"


Posted by: scenes | 20 July 2020 at 11:44 AM

….re: Ace Reporter, Paul Emery sez: "Gosh and Golly..." and some more words

Another thorough takedown……this time bordering on elderly abuse…..

Don Bessee

An attempted hit on the judge right after appointment to the epstien related case. Hmmmmm.... dressed as a fedex driver. -



George Rebane

scenes 1149am - 'The communists try again ...' is a good home for that stuff.

BTW, as far as many of our leftist brethren are concerned, "vidyas" do indeed lie. For example, I have two thoughtful leftist friends who are not convinced that those looting, burning, and shooting are of the Left. In fact, they claim that fringe rightists have joined the fray and operating under 'false flags' are the cause of the violence in the streets. As I've opined before, everyone can have their own opinions AND facts.

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