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01 September 2020



George, I think you aren't persuading anyone by referring to Quid Pro Joe as "Bumblebrain", which sounds like a minor Harry Potter character.

There's still no followup anywhere I can find about changes at The Union following Brian Hamilton's cryptic goodbye message.

George Rebane

Gregory 1209pm - Bumblebrain is not a 'persuasion', but just my favorite descriptive of him. Hope that helps.


I didn't write "persuasion". Calling him "Bumblebrain" just makes you look small.

Hope that helps.


Riot-Ravaged Minneapolis Businesses Can't Rebuild Because the Insurance Won't Cover It

Enjoy living in Beiruit morons!

Bill Tozet

Good morning Vietnam! You know, it ain't about Antifa or BLM. Its about the Democrats launching a nationwide full blown insurrection. Each as a role to play.

'Far-Left Extremists Attack And Set Fire To Portland Apartments; Vandalize, Burglarize Businesses'

Bill Tozer

Don’t start the revolution without me.

Viral Video Shows Leading Democrats Promoting ‘Uprisings,’ ‘Unrest,’ Harassment
‘Chicago Faces Record $1.2 Billion Budget Shortfall Following ‘Catastrophic’ Economic Collapse, Riots, And Violence’
Minneapolis Code Bars Business Owners From Installing Security Shutters To Protect Their Business
And finally, people gonna do what people gonna do.

‘Bar Taking Bets On Whether NYC Or Chicago Will Have More Violent Labor Day’

“Talk about a “Dead Pool.”

A bar on Long Island, N.Y., has set up a betting pool — similar to the kind used for the Super Bowl — in which patrons pick the number of shootings that will occur in Chicago and New York City over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Quote, unquote.

Don Bessee

The botox queen does not live by the rules the peons have to live with , suprised? -

Pelosi used shuttered San Francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it 'slap in the face'
'We have been shut down for so long,' owner says


Don Bessee

The chi coms are getting a swollen head -


Bill Tozer

re: Dr.Rebane’s thoughts to open up this edition of the Sandbox....

Tuesday Quotes

Insight: “No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.” —Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Observations: “One need only consider what nearly everyone would be saying, and what the media would be reporting, and how the government would be responding, if a series of Tea Party rallies ‘gave way’ to arson, looting, and wanton destruction. After one episode of Tea Party members and allies beating random pedestrians over the head, stopping traffic at gun point, and lighting vehicles on fire, most people would be prepared to label the whole movement a terroristic enterprise. After the second episode, Tea Party leaders would be rounded up by federal agents. After six years of this? Well, that’s literally unimaginable.” —Matt Walsh

Non compos mentis: “The president is willfully fanning the flames of this violence. … He simply not only won’t act to stop the violence in the streets, but he will try to send federal National Guard forces or others to aggravate it if he can.” —Adam Schiff arguing both that Trump will do nothing to stop the violence and that he’s responsible for it

Demo-gogue, Part I: “Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?” —Joe Biden (Translation: If you don’t elect me, we will burn this country down.)

Demo-gogue, Part II: “Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?” —Joe Biden (No, but that is exactly what your puppeteers look like.)

Race bait: “They have deputized all white people to murder us.” —black University of North Carolina professor Tressie McMillan Cottom

Village idiot: “This is about racism in America. White people don’t know. They don’t know enough. And they need to be coached up and they need to be educated about what the heck is going on in the world. … We went down this other road here and followed economics — rich white guys making money — and they put together a system of slavery, and we’ve never left it, really. It’s never gone away.” —Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

And last… “I wonder if the NFL would allow players to put names like David Dorn or other murdered, black police officers on their helmets? Or are they only allowing criminals and thugs?” —Charlie Kirk

—-—-And a meme or two——-

Scott O

I used to like listening to Rogen and thought he was one of those few people you could disagree with and still respect.
Sadly - everyone seems to have their price. He sold out.
He promised all his library would be on Spotify.
Joe Rogen bends over for 100 million. It's the old story - now we know what you are and it's just a matter of how much you charge.

Don Bessee

If those mutha mullahs hate it it must be a great thing! -


robert Cross

1. Did you guys know that trumpler told Laura Ingraham that there was a super-scary extra- secret plot that "somebody", he didn't say who, had uncovered. "We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that." He added that the flight was full of "the looters, the anarchists, the rioters" and they were going around the US causing trouble.

2. Trumpler also said he thinks the Easter Bunny is gay commie and he will break ground on a new hotel on the moon which he will lease to the Space Force to use as a base.

This is a of these statements is real and one is made up...can you tell the difference? which do you think is the true statement ..#1 or #2

Don Bessee

What's that sniveling kind of noise?


Meanwhile back in the real world -

(Bloomberg) -- Investors should position for the rising odds of President Donald Trump winning re-election, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Betting odds that earlier had Trump well behind challenger Joe Biden are now nearly even -- largely due to the impact on public opinion of violence around protests, as well as potential bias in polls, said strategist Marko Kolanovic.

Based on past research, there could be a shift of five to 10 points in polls from Democrats to Republicans if the perception of protests turns from peaceful to violent, he said.


George Rebane

robert 745pm - the police in multiple cities have established that a good part of the nightly rioters are imported Antifa and BLM cadres. Your news sources, of course, cover none of this. Coming on to this blog where readers are informed of what both sides report should give you some pause with those kinds of remarks. Apparently it doesn't.


oooh, that's clever. I wonder if the Governor can 'un-deputize' them?

"Oregon State Troopers have been cross-deputized by US Marshals. This means the rioters arrested by OSP may be subject to federal charges, rather than state charges that are automatically not pursued by @DAMikeSchmidt"

Scott O

Poor Boobie - "which do you think is the true statement ..#1 or #2"
Well since you don't provide links, Boobie...
Anyway, a hotel on the moon sounds pretty cool.
Keep in touch, Sparky.
It's good to know you're still with us. These days, you never know.

Scott O

How can a reporter not burst out laughing?
"White people don’t know. They don’t know enough. And they need to be coached up and they need to be educated about what the heck is going on in the world. …" quote from a white guy.

Scott O

scenes 8:31 - The problem is the local DAs not prosecuting the rioters. If the locals like that then it's what they get. If they don't like it then they can do something about it.
I'm not sure I necessarily like this move. Was it done before the state police moved in or after the fact? Was it done just for the rioters arrested for damaging the fed property or anyone the state police arrested? I'd never heard of this before and I'd like to know more. Portland can rot in it's own puke for all I care. If they like violence and property destruction, then that's what they'll get. I understand from what I've read that the feds agreed to pull out from defending fed property on the condition of the state troopers coming in. If the 'deputizing' halo was solely for arrests stemming from destruction of fed property then OK, otherwise - I'm leery of what that could lead to.


Posted by: Wine Aunt | 01 September 2020 at 07:45 PM

.... gay commie commie you say. Interesting......I’d like to read your newsletter.


ScottO: "scenes 8:31 - The problem is the local DAs not prosecuting the rioters."

Yes, I'm aware of that. At least in terms of those few actually arrested.

My guess is that the primary purpose of deputizing the State Police is to change the venue for any charges involving assaulting police. I wouldn't look at property protection as an underlying purpose.


I guess that the magic incantation in the window didn't work.

"Missed this earlier, but on August 29, Black Lives Matter rioters vandalized the home of San Jose's mayor."


Well..he's not looking real happy.

Bill Tozer

Ben Shapiro
“This is one of the most obvious loads of horses*** I've ever heard. Every single person in CA knows this is forbidden. Every single human being.”


Makes sense to me. If I live somewhere with basically no rule of law, I'd probably move too. The difference is that it wouldn't be largely my fault. Luckily he's an heir and so has spare houses aplenty. It was probably just an address of convenience in order to run for mayor in any case.

"Portland mayor @tedwheeler, who has an Oregon beachfront home, a $1.3m home on the west hills & another property in the San Juan Islands, announces he is looking to move from his NW Portland condo after antifa keep attacking it."


The place that the Blue Mob has put us.


...and, naturally, the NY Times has nailed down the problem.

"As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront protesters in U.S. cities, demonstrators are assessing how to keep themselves safe"

Bill Tozer

Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago solved the problem of unwanted mobs showing up front of her home. It’s ok to demonstrate any carry on and yell vile unspeakable things anywhere in Chicago EXCEPT on a two block stretch on the street she lives on. It make her feel unsafe, so her block is now in her comfort zone.

Oregon sheriffs have rejected a request by Gov. Kate Brown to send personnel and resources to help “keep the peace and protect free speech” in Portland. It’s not that the sheriffs don’t want to help keep the peace. It’s just that they don’t believe Portland is serious about accomplishing this.

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said, through a spokesperson, that in Portland “it’s about changing policy, not adding resources.” Truer words have seldom been spoken.

Roberts explained:

“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office. The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again.“

Why should Roberts put the safety of his men on the line in a jurisdiction not his own that operates so stupidly?

The Estonian Fox

Scott O @ 8:37 PM-

"Carroll spoke for more than 14 minutes about the need for white people to gain a better understanding of racism in America."

Doesn't he work for a racist organization? Don't the Seahawks employ a lot of blacks? That is, 65-70% of their on-field players are black. Is this affirmative action? Why don't they have a black head coach?

Don Bessee

Back to the basement for creepy grampa joe -

“Would you go back to the Obama policy with Cuba and what is your plan dealing with Venezuela?” Nespral asked the presidential candidate.

Biden appeared flustered from the start.

“Number one. This president reversed the –” Biden began before starting over. “I’d try to reverse the failed Trump policies that have inflicted harm on Cubans and their families. He’s done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.”

Later in the interview, Biden shifted to Venezuela, where he mistakenly read the words “topline message” before describing President Trump’s existing policy as an “abject failure.”

“I understand that Cuba along with Russia and China has contributed to the political impasse in Venezuela as well. What’s the president doing? Look, Venezuela topline message is President Trump’s policy is an abject failure,” Biden said:


Don Bessee

No wonder creepy gampa joe suddenly want to go to Kenosha -

What did change, however, were the head-to-head numbers between the two candidates. In late July, Biden led Trump by a decent margin in the suburbs: 48 percent to 41 percent. In late August, the same suburban Americans told Yahoo News and YouGov that they preferred Trump over Biden, 45 percent to 43 percent. That’s a 9-point swing.

Likewise, in July, 39 percent of these suburbanites predicted that Biden would win the election, compared with just 34 percent for Trump. In August they reversed course, with 46 percent picking Trump as the likely winner and only 41 percent choosing Biden.

Perhaps as a result, suburban Americans are now evenly divided (42 percent yes to 42 percent no) over whether Trump should send federal agents to deal with protests in cities. In July, they said no by a 10-point margin (47 percent to 37 percent). By the same token, suburbanites say the “breakdown of law and order” (54 percent) is a bigger problem than “systemic racism” (46 percent).


Don Bessee

He must have forgotten he said it -


Bill Tozer

Don @ 2:19 pm:
Like drowning men gasping for air....the same sound the Creatures from the Dark make when someone drains their swamp gas.


moi: "My guess is that the primary purpose of deputizing the State Police is to change the venue for any charges involving assaulting police. I wouldn't look at property protection as an underlying purpose."

Two for two.

Properly scare the Biden voters in that they can't hurt cops and you'll have better luck herding them around.

Don Bessee

Putting money where their mouth is -

Trump overtakes Biden as favorite to win in November: Betfair Exchange


Don Bessee

Truth to power, it looks like Barr is enjoying himself! -

"Yeah, but the media should be fair and balanced no matter who the president is, doesn't give the media license to lie the way a lot of the media is," Barr continued.

"I can speak for us, we are fair and balanced," Blitzer defended his network.

"Okay," the attorney general reacted with a chuckle.


Bill Tozer

About that little up dustup over the Botox Queen’s beauty salon appointment: Tweet of the Week.

Buck Sexton

“Pelosi is going full Jussie Smollett on this one”
Ben Shapiro

“Between Pelosi eating ice cream while people head to the breadlines and Pelosi getting a blow dry while businessowners are barred from opening, she's definitely got a Marie Antoinette thing going here.”
@Buck Sexton
Like a good Democrat, Chardonnay Nancy finds a way to turn her obvious hypocrisy, arrogance and recklessness into a narrative of how she’s actually the victim here
@ Scott Adams
Biden is literally stories on the spot

See new Tweets

Buck Sexton

“Pelosi wants voters of America to believe she’s too stupid to know a Democrat regulation that’s been destroying businesses since March and everyone else knew was in effect in San Fran somehow didn’t apply to her

But really, she just doesn’t care. She’s a lib. She’s protected.”

Scott O

Golly gosh and gee-whiz!
Now why haven't other states thought of this?
"Why isn’t California seeing crowds of gun-toters at protests? It’s against the law."
The author is Bob Egelko who is apparently an 'award winning journalist' with a law degree to boot!
Now perhaps Bob can explain the massive amounts of folks in Dem hell-holes packing and murdering despite those activities being 'against the law'?


"Judge bars University of California from all use of SAT, ACT scores in admissions"

Scott O

Ah - scenes saw that side bar as well. Yep, having to pass a test is just too much trouble for the various sorts of geniuses that want to get a piece of paper to hang on the wall at the great expense of California tax-payers. Claiming that the tests favor the whities is really comical considering the Asians out-perform all other skin-hues.
I guess Asians are now a sub-group of whities. Just what the hell do the various universities use for an entrance requirement?
Fogged mirror?
Or is that 'discriminatory'?

Bill Tozer

‘Violent’ Antifa ‘Commander’ Armed With Flamethrower Cries In ‘Fetal Position’ After Police Take Him Down, Report Says

Reminds me of the 72 Munich Olympics when the PLO murderers took Israeli athletes and blew them up in the helicopter. When captured and put on the ground, one of the ragheads grabbed the German officer by the ankles, starting crying like a baby, and peed his pants. He was scared shitless that the Germans were going to do to him what he did to others. Peed his pants and begged for mercy, slobbering all over the officer’s shoes.

The officer said that Banta (Antifa Commander Red) “dropped into the fetal position and began crying.” Mommie! Tough guy behind the black mask and clothing.

Bill Tozer

Better late than never: Wednesday’s Daily Quotes

Insight: “Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.” —George Mason (1725-1792)

Political futures: “In 2016, Trump flipped the Great Lakes ‘blue wall’ states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin due to the pull of cultural and economic concerns. No state embodied that shift better than Wisconsin. If security concerns in Kenosha persist, Nov. 3 may not shape up to be a good night for Democrats.” —Salena Zito

For the record: “No. … I want to leave it to law enforcement. But my supporters are wonderful, hard-working, tremendous people. And they turn on their television set, and they look at a Portland, or they look at a Kenosha… They’re looking at all of this, and they can’t believe it.” —Donald Trump when asked whether he wants his supporters to “confront” left-wing protesters

Nailed it: “You could wear a Biden hat [in] any city in the country [and] no one would do anything. That’s the difference. That’s the double standard. … These are not conservatives doing this. They are Joe Biden voters burning down their cities.” —Donald Trump Jr.

Observations: “There will be less violence if Joe Biden’s campaign stops bailing violent rioters out of jail.” —Senator Tom Cotton

Braying jackass: “Fear is a good motivating factor. This president knows it. But this is the dangerous thing: In exploiting people’s fear and anxiety, what he’s doing is possibly going to cause a civil war in this country, and I don’t necessarily mean a violent one. That certainly can happen. Actually, I think we’re in the middle of one right now, where we can’t agree on anything.” —CNN’s Don Lemon

Um, what? “COVID has taken this year — just since the outbreak — has taken more than 100 year — look, here’s — the lives, it’s just, it’s just, I mean think about it — more lives this year than any other year.” —Joe Biden

And last… “So Pelosi gets a blowout in a hair salon (without a mask), but YOU are not allowed. That’s all you need to know about the politicians wrecking our economy in the name of COVID-19.” —Liz Wheeler

Bill Tozer


“Here is the whole thing if you can stand to watch it short of a federal subsidy for therapy”


re: BillT 9:55 September 2, Year Zero. "‘Violent’ Antifa ‘Commander’ Armed With Flamethrower Cries In ‘Fetal Position’ After Police Take Him Down, Report Says"

I was thinking about that story, looking at his former arrests (and subsequent bail-outs by Biden staffers or no-bail situations), and his pictures.

It occurred to me that people are getting it wrong. It's not so much that AntifaBLM is made up of wusses so let's laugh at them, but that a lot of it is made up of the genuinely mentally ill. The problem is that the control loops that used to hold these people in check are largely gone. To some extent society has decided to encourage and even train for mental problems.

Which brings me to my current working theory, that this whole general story of unrest is being told inside-out. It's easy to find a few hundred hell-raising revolutionaries in a city of any size, and God knows the local underclass is happy to loot a luxury goods store given the opportunity. The real story and driver here is the insinuation of remarkably dangerous people in government, the press, educational institutions.

When you look at how radical Bill De Blasio (Warren Wilhelm) is, I don't much care if he's throwing city money at his wife, compared to his predecessors...when you look at characters like Lori Lightfood (aka 'Groot') or Jo Ann Hardesty of Portland...or read about struggle sessions at schools, .gov departments, and large companies, it's pretty obvious that the danger is a lot bigger than the street soldiers in Portland. I hate to say it, but burning buildings is just a small side show.

The sad thing is that we are depending on one guy with a twitter account to single-handedly stand in the way of this. I'm afraid that's not enough. Oh well, maybe some day traditional liberals will detect the changeling they have nestled in their bosom.


What passes for a legion encampment these days.

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 6:48 AM

Can’t disagree with you. Not one word. Rioting and attacking police is just the click bait stuff. Small side show as you put it. True.

Just the fact that one man and his Twitter machine is still standing at the end of the day is perhaps the most remarkable feat I have seen in...many many moons.

Your current working hypothesis of cause and effect of using the mentally ill is not without precedent. The Nazis scoured the streets looking for the hardened ones, the criminally insane, the ‘A Clockwork Orange’ hooligan types (the violent) and used them to be guards and mass executioners in the concentration camps. Perfect fit.

It’s not that the street fighting men and the scowling females are pussies. We (moi) laughed at the incompetence of the Shoe Bomber trying to light a bomb in his shoe with matches that weren’t up to the task followed by the Christmas Butt Crack Bomber in Detroit. Comic relief of a very serious and deadly Terrorist concern. Yeah, those mostly white kids down in the concrete jungles carrying on about social justice and being tough guys in reality look mostly like a class field trip to a museum or something. Tour guide and a shuttle bus image. But this is a field day the criminally insane standing behind them. Did think is was rather clever to stand as a Wall of Moms as a human shield to protect protestors, only to remove those yellow tee shirts and reveal what was underneath: deception and violence. Hiding behind momma’s skirts is ‘nothing new under the sun.’

I have heard it argued through the years that America is a schizophrenic country...from serious commentators to the Comedy Club. “It’s what makes the American people the American people.”, haha. More than a grain of truth.
I don’t think they were talking about the mentally ill and/or criminally insane. I am revisiting my former working theory of mass hysteria phenomenons. Salem.

Don Bessee

Looks like they are having snow ball fights in hell again -



BillT; "The Nazis scoured the streets looking for the hardened ones, the criminally insane,...."

and no doubt the criminally insane hied themselves down to the Nazi recruiting office, at least the ones who weren't signing up with the hammer 'n sickle gang the next street down. In the Land of the Blighted, the unhinged man is King.

I was considering the side effects of the China Plague in terms of job loss. We've gone from an era where practically everyone did something of real, concrete use to one where many jobs can be dispensed with. A double whammy of automation and a drop-off in the value of Things that Do Not Matter. Telemeetings replace airlines. People discover that eating out is worse than eating in. The production of word salad documents by local non-profits for sale to the gubmint might fall off the budget in favor of roads or fire protection. People begin home schooling in order to avoid crazy-person indoctrination or schools assign more students per tele-teacher. The economy sloughs off excess and people live a little smaller.

My guess is that the friskier part of the Left is over-represented in job categories that might be missing for a while. It isn't like the plumbers or foundry workers will be out on the streets fighting with The Man, it'll be the laid-off guy who makes $5 coffee drinks.

paul emery

So now Trump is breaking the law by encouraging people to vote twice in North Carolina. I say bust him.

"After arriving in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Trump told local station WECT that voters in the state should test their state's election system by voting once by mail, then trying to vote a second time in person.

"Let them send it in and let them go vote, and if the system is as good as they say it is, then obviously they won't be able to vote," Trump said."

Looks like Trump broke the law.

""It is illegal to vote twice in an election," said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Bell said state law made it a "Class I felony" for a voter, "with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time ... in the same primary or election."

"Attempting to vote twice in an election or soliciting someone to do so also is a violation of North Carolina law," Brinson Bell added.



"I Acted In Self-Defense": Portland Murder Suspect Makes First Public Appearance After Deadly Shooting"

"- We've got one right here! We've got a couple of them right here!

- Right here?

Bang! Bang!"

You have to hand it to Biden's Army for keeping to their talking points.


Paul Emery: " I say bust him."

Why don't you just do that. On your way down the street, for purely righteous reasons of course, you can break a few windows.

Maybe pick up some nice jewelry, you never know.


staunch Democrat, Eric Weinstein speaks:

but then, the gaslighting never quits


I'd wanna watch Paul explain why this is a bad thing because Trump.

"Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks"

I guess it's like pushing on China, not starting any new wars, attempting to improve US trade imbalance. The KVMR news team is simply the propaganda arm of the neocons. The spice must flow.

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe lied in church -


Paul Emery


Do you think it's ok for Trump to break the law and encourage people to vote twice?

Paul Emery

Down memory road:

When McCain died, in August 2018, Trump told his senior staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge of this event, “We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” and he became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. “What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,” the president told aides. Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral.

This is the guy you support for President George. Doesn't character have anything to do with the person we choose to be President? It sure did when Clinton ran against Bush.

Scott O

Paul's posting memory aids for his own faltering grasp of the past. They help him keep the current reality of the Dem's train wreck of racism and hatred and lies from coming to his limited attention.

Bill Tozer

@ 2:46 pm

re: breaking windows. The Federalist is pretty good today. So is the Intellectual Takeout, Quillete, NR, and more. Broken windows? If only they could be so lucky. The Mob could have a field day in Nevada City

After A Century Serving Kenosha, Rode’s Camera Shop Is A Pile Of Ashes

““This is my— was my business,” Tom Gram caught himself. He stood beside his wife, Irene, gesturing behind them to a mountain of rubble occupying the charred, brick shell of what once was. Rode’s Camera Shop.

The uptown Kenosha establishment, started as a family business in 1911 in the home of John Rode Sr. and since situated proudly on the corner of Roosevelt Road and 22nd Avenue, has been serving the community for the past 109 years. The store was owned by three generations of John Rodes before co-workers Tom Gram and Paul Willette bought the business to become co-owners in 2012“
@2:56 pm

Beware the Neocons. Yep, Punch was pretty upset that Trump wanted us to pull out of Syria and leave the Kurds behind. Afterall, he donated $ to the Kurdish female fighters out of his own well as 500 clams to the Mimes of Poop City.

Beware the Neocons. It nothing else, Pat has been consistent from Day 1.


Paul Emery: "Scenes. Do you think it's ok for Trump to break the law and encourage people to vote twice?"

Paul. Why does every post of yours feel kind of like this?

Paul Emery


Do you support our President Trump breaking the law by asking people to commit voter fraud?

Paul Emery


Once again: Do you think it's ok for Trump to break the law and encourage people to vote twice?

fish continued whining from WaPo.

” This sounds like extortion, doesn’t it? “Vote for our team or there’ll be trouble.” And it’s a tacit admission that Trump supporters won’t get violent if he loses. That would poke a hole in the ol’ liberal media narrative, if they allowed themselves to stop for a minute and think about it.

Could somebody please explain to me why I should vote for a political party that’s expected to explode into even more rioting, looting, public assaults, and other chaos if they lose? I will not be coerced, by either side. If you can’t earn my vote, you’re not going to get it under threat of violence.”

George Rebane

You think any liberal here will comment, let alone criticize, sleazebag Pelosi in her accusations of the salon owner having "set her up" for going against CA's C19 regulations? Nah.



paul emery

Did Pelosi break the law George like Trump did by encouraging people to vote twice in the NC election?

Don Bessee

Did your clutching pearls break @ 557? LOL


Don Bessee

WTF were they even thinking to do it in the first place, too many America haters in the mix for sure but its good that they are identifying themselves! -

NPR issues mea culpa, says 'In Defense of Looting' interview 'did not serve NPR's audience'
The interview was widely criticized


Don Bessee

If he is out of the basement its another creepy grampa joe foot in mouth day. Did anyone notice they are keeping whats her name in the basement too? -

Biden makes awkward ‘they’ll shoot me’ quip during Kenosha appearance



Uh oh......smells like.....smells like Dolezal!

'I am a culture leech': African American history professor at George Washington University admits she's been pretending to be black her entire career in online confession

Don Bessee

Oh shit, now botox nancy has to deal with the yuppies who want to get their hair done too! -

A group of demonstrators on Thursday hung blow dyers and curlers on a tree outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) San Francisco residence after the top congressional Democrat was caught violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions in her home city to get her hair done without a mask.

The demonstrators, who appeared to all be women, branded themselves as “angry salon customers” who want to get their hair done.



Posted by: Don Bessee | 03 September 2020 at 07:17 PM was so much easier when the Lumpenproletariat knew its place!

Bill Tozer


“Looking on the bright side, it will be hard to find a Democratic Party politician prior to Barack Obama who passes muster. And Obama only qualifies if they ignore his anti-gay marriage position. Note that Francis Scott Key is on the list. I don’t know why, but I hope they have something better than the idiotic claim that the National Anthem is somehow pro-slavery.”

Woodrow Wilson yes. Alexander Graham Bell, no.


"'I am a culture leech': African American history professor at George Washington University admits she's been pretending to be black her entire career in online confession."

The fact that it makes any difference is the funny part.

A quick summary of one of her learned tomes.

""This article argues that the terms of identity claimed by and ascribed to Africans and their descendants in the Americas during the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade functioned less as claims of provenance than as complicated, shifting and highly contested languages of political logic. Focusing on the ‘Kromanti’ identity associated with all major acts of resistance and maroonage in the eighteenth-century British- and Dutch-colonized Caribbean, this article connects a strategy developed by the Asante state for coping with a particular moment of beheading of the body politic in 1717 to oath-taking strategies employed by maroons of diverse origins to reconstitute viable communities. Examining the ways in which political claims were made through a language of Obeah, or social health and healing, this article argues that ritual practices comprised the discursive field of political action for eighteenth-century Africans and their descendants in Jamaica and beyond"

You know, there's some serious dosh to be made tossing up some word salad. Doing useful things for a living ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Bill Tozer

The cultural leech pulled a Rachel Dolezal because she knew there is no priviledge in being white, just as Colin and Barry choose to identify with their non-white half.
Daily quotes and maybe a meme.

Upright: “I think the narrative that the police are in some epidemic of shooting unarmed black men is simply a false narrative and also the narrative that’s based on race. The fact is that it is very rare for an unarmed African American to be shot by a white police officer.” —Attorney General William Barr

For the record I: “I’ve talked to every police chief in every city where there has been major violence and they all have identified antifa as the ramrod for the violence. They are flying around the country. We know people who are flying around the country. We see some of the purchases they are making before the riots of weapons to use in those riots.” —William Barr

For the record II: “Everyone knows there are different rules for Black Lives Matter. If a conservative movement with the cachet and corporate support of BLM staged an event featuring a single act of arson, the group would be shunned and its cause discredited. That this would never happen to BLM acts as a giant permission slip, and it’s not Trump writing it, but all the people now blaming him for the rioting.” —Rich Lowery

For the record III: “The same media that excoriated Trump for condemning violence ‘on many sides’ in Charlottesville suddenly found it in their hearts to pretend that Biden’s radically unspecific rhetoric actually covered the evils of BLM and antifa.” —Ben Shapiro

For the record IV: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris didn’t mention the riots once during the DNC convention. Lives had been lost, cities and businesses ruined, but no mention. They didn’t care until it became a political liability for their campaign.” —Lisa Boothe

For the record V: “Seconds after saying the judicial system should work its way, Biden calls for charging the officer who shot Jacob Blake. Which is it Joe? Wait for the judicial system or charge the officer? But the news is Biden calls for charging the officer. Biden made no similar call to charge the person in Portland who shot Aaron Danielson. He says that one should be investigated.” —Ari Fleischer

Friendly fire: “So the speaker of the House is blaming the salon after she didn’t wear a mask indoors. Tonight, the salon owner is denying it was a setup. Regardless, this far into the pandemic, the House speaker should know what is safe and what isn’t. We should all know. It’s our responsibility. Instead of claiming a setup, [it] would have been just as easy for the speaker to say, ‘You know what? I messed up. I should have worn a mask indoors.’” —CNN’s Dom Lemon

Alpha jackass: “[Trump] better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him. He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City. People don’t want to have anything to do with him.” —Governor Andrew Cuomo. [Bill sez: Pssst, Governor Cuomo. Newsflash. Trump does have an army and I saw the photo of you walking your dog out in public without a face mask on.]

And last… “We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did.” —Thomas Sowell

PS: It is my understanding that salons could operate outdoors in CA but no hair dryers allowed. Looking at the color coded reopening map, as of Tuesday some salons could open indoors with restricted patrons and ABSOLUTELY no hair dryers allow. No inside, no outside, no way, nohow.

Next time Speaker Pelosi should call Katie Hill is she wants her hair blown.


Biden speaks.

my favorite response: "This is how he talks to children as he tries to sniff their souls through their ears"

favorite response #2: "I honestly can't believe he didn't burst into flames as soon as he entered the Church."

Bill Tozer

favorite response #17

“No I'm not serious, I'm being serious"

Oh okay.

Bill Tozer

In fairness to Nancy, she thought the sign said saloon.
“Sure, thousands of radical Democrats will burn down buildings and loot stores because of a story they read on the internet- but they wouldn’t cheat in an all mail in ballot election against Trump! No of course not. That would be uncivilized.

Anyone who believes this is an idiot“
“There is a clear correlation in the media between those who completely fell for the Russia collusion hysteria and those who have been pushing maximum panic at every stage of the covid lockdown

Worth asking why that is“
·“Libs preparing to go full anti-vaxx during a pandemic because orange man bad is the Democrat party defined in one sentence”
Larry Elder Tweets

Scott O

Emperor Xi is way worse than any previous dictator. Right now there is no reason to be more opposed to anything or any body than Xi and the Chinese govt. Unlike Stalin, Hitler or Mao - Xi can buy and sell his friends all over the world. The current stupidity in some Dem cities is just a side issue. Here is just one article. There are many, many others that tell the same tale.
Biden is not the person to stand up to Xi.
BLM, ecology groups, most so-called human rights groups, so-called womens' rights groups and almost all left wing groups are just bags of pompous wind and BS in the face of what Xi does every day. They are all cowards in the face of a very powerful and evil force. Another reason I have zero respect for them.

Scott O

Aren't Dem-run cities just the best?

"But Williams said when she confronted one of the bikers,
“He spun around and said ‘What you gonna do call the police? They can’t do nothing to me.’”

Scott O

Looks like the Portland antifa murderer just saved the tax payers a lot of money. Thankfully no L.E. were injured.

Bill Tozer

Everything Magnified
Why were the protests and riots of 2020 so explosive

“The repudiation of everything in a free, reasonably prosperous democratic society echoes the web’s rhetoric of the rant but probably springs from deeper sources. Lacking community and religion, a significant percentage of the public has looked for personal meaning in utopian political aspirations that invariably collide with reality. The pose of universal grievance may well be based in a politics of cultural despair.
The protests I have studied have had speed and agility but little depth. The same slogans appear around the world: “I can’t breathe,” “Silence is violence,” “Black Lives Matter.” Beyond the slogans, we hear the same calls for generalities like “racial equity” or “social justice.” Beyond that, there’s nothing—no agreed-upon proposals to achieve these ideals, no organization, no leadership, no coherent ideology. Any hint of a positive program would likely shatter the movement into its component war-bands, so revolt has come to mean an exercise in pure negation, in the repudiation of the status quo without an alternative in sight. At this point, the question of nihilism becomes impossible to avoid.”


BillT "revolt has come to mean an exercise in pure negation"

Oooh, I like that. It's quite a good article, I think I'll get a copy of his book.

There's a ring of truth in Gurri's description although it's always best to think of social authors as merely a form of jumped-up monkey attempting to describe something bigger and more complex than themselves.

In addition to modern telecommunications, there's always the extra special fun of mass movement of peoples and overpopulation, especially in the third world. Carrying capacity is not merely a matter of feeding people from nutrient tanks although the lessons of rat utopias are quickly forgotten. Add in the traditional angle of business cycles and social unrest cycles (this last seems to track population statistics) and it's party time.

I suppose that in the long run the natural countermove will be firewalls, whether it's a bonafide city wall or .gov control/surveillance of communications. The truly foresighted are either are on their way to Mars (E. Musk) or doing their best to build up social institutions (V. Putin).

Barry Pruett

Trump landslide coming. I think that Todd is correct guessing over 300 electors. 🇺🇸

Scott O

scenes 7:24 - "The truly foresighted are either are on their way to Mars (E. Musk) or doing their best to build up social institutions (V. Putin)."
Yeah - good luck with that Mars thing. The atmosphere and climate will make living there on a permanent basis fraught with constant stress of a component failure. Putin is nothing more than a fairly successful mafia thug. I think he understands the warnings from folks like Nietzsche but he really isn't going to build up anything more than some kind of Russian Nationalism that deep down most Russians know is filled with one sort of despotic rule after another.
Xi is the one to watch. He knows how to rule. Fear. Lots of it. Constantly. Not the disorganized fear of the cancel culture but a tightly woven electronic net that encircles the whole populace under one set of societal rules.


"Putin is nothing more than a fairly successful mafia thug."

I couldn't disagree more. Nationalism and the state-sponsored resurgence of the church has pulled Russia through something that should have resulted in out and out disaster. It's a pretty remarkable thing and I wouldn't discount it. I'd say that the US currently lacks the social glue to go through anything near as extreme.

Is Russia high-functioning? No, not particularly. Is it more stable than the West? I'd say yes. Putin strikes me as a man with more geopolitical insight than other heads of state.

In terms of China, I'd say that the ruling class there is riding the tiger. It's more close to carrying capacity than other countries and if any of 100 things fail, the whole she-bang melts down. There are too many potential opportunities for systemic collapse there. Depending on continuous ramping up of top-down controls is a dangerous game.

Scott O

scenes - 8:01 - I would agree with your scenario about Russia, but the 'glue' holding it together is ultimately too weak. Putin is on the right track as he has done his best with what he has to work with, but it won't last. My opinion. Could be wrong.


"Yeah - good luck with that Mars thing. The atmosphere and climate will make living there on a permanent basis fraught with constant stress of a component failure. "

Also, I have to say that I'm not talking specifically about going to Mars and living in a dome with a good vacuum cleaner, it's merely a rhetorical device.

The main point is that the West needs to either improve it's system of firewalls between people or to improve it's bottom-up social cohesion (which, by it's nature, implies tamping down 'diversity'). I'm repeating myself here, but I think you missed the point.

Scott O

scenes - "but I think you missed the point."
No - I get the point completely, but I think the examples you gave weren't a very good way going forward.
Our nation is fractured and the firewalls you speak of need to be in each and every one of us. We were a country founded on the idea that we all have the right to our own opinion and freedom to express it. Unfortunately too many (looking at leftists) think they have the right to not only express their opinion but that everyone else is required to validate and celebrate their opinion.
Let's face it - it's only a very, very, tiny minority of people causing physical trouble right now, the big trouble are the number of people that are cowed into silence and inaction in the face of obvious uncivilized behavior.

Scott O

Ah, another day and more fake news from AP.
"The demonstrations that started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis..."
So - when was the trial? I must have missed it.
Anything to continue the narrative. And people do what people do.


"No - I get the point completely, but I think the examples you gave weren't a very good way going forward."

Oh well, I'll try better next time. Perhaps best to stick to concrete and obvious examples.

In terms of the founding of the United States, I think that people tend to get it backwards. It isn't that a set of foundational rules and philosophy were given to 18th C. (mostly) English settlers, but that they wrote down things they already hewed to.

Fracture the underlying culture and the bits of paper making up constitutions, legal codes, manifestos, aren't worth the, well, paper they're written on. Most laws are unwritten. I'd say that the notion of 'freedom' is insufficient social glue to hold the center together if it lacks the ballyhoo of something akin to shared patriotism of some sort. The Romans knew this, Putin knows it, the US is gonna find out.


But it's a dry heat.

George Rebane

scenes and ScottO - You gentlemen are debating the format of the needed (coming?) Great Divide, a main theme of these pages since its inception. The dumbth of the electorate and the asymmetry of Left/Right objectives does not promise a peaceful attempt at parting. We would gladly be rid of them, but they will never let us go because they know their economy would collapse with all that entails.

Scott O

scenes "I'd say that the notion of 'freedom' is insufficient social glue to hold the center together if it lacks the ballyhoo of something akin to shared patriotism of some sort. The Romans knew this, Putin knows it, the US is gonna find out."
I agree with this although the US knew this and along the way quite a large percentage of the population felt it was unnecessary.
I think the problem began with too much 'patriotism' just being a bunch of flag-waving. And the underlying goodness of our 'rules-on-paper' was shoved aside. Our nation's 'culture' is enmeshed with the founding documents. Look at all the folks that would be happy to tear up the Constitution and install the UN's version. It's all intertwined. Our culture, nationalism and our history. Too many have decided they either don't want to have to work to get what they want or are unhappy that everything hasn't turned out perfect for everyone. They are immature, uneducated and spoiled. They want to tear up everything. The documents, the culture, and the freedoms.
There are still enough folks left to stop it, but for various petty reasons and lack of concern, they aren't.


THIS IS WHAT MASS HYSTERIA LOOKS LIKE: USC Suspended a Communications Professor for Saying a Chinese Word That Sounds Like a Racial Slur: Greg Patton was describing the Chinese filler word “nega,” which earned him a temporary suspension.

Thats pretty niggardly of them!

Don Bessee

More bad news for the TDS set -


George Rebane

Administrivia - I draw your kind attention to the topics under the 4sep20 Scattershots. Please migrate your relevant commenting to that comment stream. Many thanks.

Paul Emery

The Putin Cuddlers on Ruminations have their lankets all laid out and are in rapture mode while giving Putin a good snuggle.

Todd Juvinall

The only cuddler here is you, Paul Emery. And your love of BLM and ANTIFA prove it.


The Portland shooter.....his arrest was "mostly peaceful".

George Rebane

PaulE would have a leg to stand on if he could only compare the "cuddling" Obama did with Putin, to what Trump has done - i.e. compare the material responses to Russia such as our imposed and executed sanctions. (We all recall Obama's open mic whisper to Medvedev to "tell Vladimir that I will have more flexibility after the election.") But we always have to remember that once a leftist makes a naked accusation or allegation, that will also serve as a fully functional proxy for the missing evidence. That's all a progressive needs to continue his arguments. The Big Lies continue.

Scott O

Actually Paul complained about the 'Putin-cuddlers' posting here. He provided no names or proof, but when has Paul ever been so forth-coming?
My 'rapturous' view of him was: "Putin is nothing more than a fairly successful mafia thug."
Come back again, Paul - your pathetic attempts to be relevant provide our humor.

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