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17 March 2024

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Paul Emery

Trump said he was worth Billions of dollars. I guess that's another Trump lie.

"My Financial Statements were extremely 'undervalued,' as opposed to 'overvalued,' which totally disproves and nullifies the New York State Attorney General's politically biased and motivated...Fake Lawsuit against me," the former president wrote.

"In other words, I am worth Billions of Dollars more than is shown on my very Conservative Financial Statements, THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THE A.G.," he added. "WITCH HUNT!!!"


"Former President Donald Trump can’t find an insurance company to underwrite his bond to cover the massive judgment against him in the New York attorney general’s civil fraud case, his lawyers told a New York appeals court.

Trump’s attorneys said he has approached 30 underwriters to back the bond, which is due by the end of this month.

“The amount of the judgment, with interest, exceeds $464 million, and very few bonding companies will consider a bond of anything approaching that magnitude,” Trump’s lawyers wrote. (Trump himself was ordered to pay $454 million; the $464 million includes the disgorgement for his adult sons Don Jr. and Eric.)

An insurance broker, Gary Giulietti, who testified for Trump during the civil fraud trial, signed an affidavit stating that securing a bond in the full amount “is a practical impossibility.”

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rants-hes-worth-billions-more-documents-show-1852689

fish ole'

Posted by: psul Emery | 18 March 2024 at 09:45 PM

Trump said he was worth Billions of dollars. I guess that's another Trump lie.


Put yourself in his position Punch.....you find yourself in a bit of trouble because you've challenged the current political orthodoxy (I know this would never happen....Green Libertarianism™ is just something to spout off about in your local watering holes so the rubes up from Sausalito for the day will buy you cocktails) and you find yourself out of pocket.....an illegal Venezuelan has walked off with the guitar case so ready access to "money" isn't an option. Your only choice is to borrow against "psul Emery Music". You think ...."well I've been flogging Leonard Cohen pretty hard recently, 'psul Emery Music' must be worth a cool million dollars"! The bank counters with an offer of $11.83 and they want collateral to boot (and that's assuming they'll spot you the money to begin with.....I have no doubt there have been whispers to the effect, "That's a nice bank you have there....be a shame if anything was to happen to it!" behind the scenes)! You can take the cool $12.00 and continue to fight the good fight in a crooked arena or you can sell "psul Emery Music" at fire sale prices and continue to fight the good fight with less money in a crooked arena!

Those are pretty much his options.


....and hey....thanks in advance for agreeing with me.

fish ole'

This is interesting....


Chatbots more likely to choose death penalty if think defendant is Black...



I guess a chatbot couldn't be blamed if it was inundated with images from Gemini AI of the brothers in full Sturmtruppen regalia and came to this conclusion!


The Asian Vikings....hah....they're just Mongolians....they all look alike to the flabby, blue haired, neck bearded, sexually confused, women of Google!


https://metro.co.uk/2024/03/18/ai-chatbots-covertly-racist-african-american-english-speakers-20484584/


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2024/02/23/TELEMMGLPICT000367735745_17087130671100_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqqVzuuqpFlyLIwiB6NTmJwfSVWeZ_vEN7c6bHu2jJnT8.jpeg?imwidth=1280

fish ole'

Young Americans know that the Pride of Scranton has vaporized their futures! Not alone of course but he served as the "Potted Plant" of the senate for 50 years so he gets extra opprobrium heaped on that empty noggin of his!


CHANGE: Young Americans Lose Hope — and Turn Against Biden.


But hey....there is always money to be made in getting the pronouns correct (he/she)!



https://stevecortes.substack.com/p/young-americans-lose-hope-and-turn

Paul Emery


fish ole

Do you feel like standing up in support of the college students that Trump ripped off in Trump University?

"Lawyers eventually filed three separate lawsuits from 2010 to 2013 against Trump University for, among other claims, “deceptive practices.”3 Donald Trump has agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to the people who attended Trump University in 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010.4
Lawyers eventually filed three separate lawsuits from 2010 to 2013 against Trump University for, among other claims, “deceptive practices.”3 Donald Trump has agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to the people who attended Trump University in 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010.4

https://www.americanprogress.org/article/trump-university-look-enduring-education-scandal/


fish ole'

Do you feel like standing up in support of the college students that Trump ripped off in Trump University?


What does that have to do with your earlier statement?



PS: You're slacking C-Lyin.....scenes is expecting a "BLOODBATH" comment from you and dammit so am I?

Paul Emery

fishbrain

You mentioned it not me. Trump threatens a "bloodbath" if he's not elected. He's repeated it over and over. How low can you go supporting someone like Trump.

fish ole'

"You mentioned it not me. Trump threatens a "bloodbath" if he's not elected. He's repeated it over and over. How low can you go supporting someone like Trump.


It's not your best work.....I guess it'll have to do! C/C-.....with substantial room for improvement!

Paul Emery

Thanks for repeating my post fish. You always come through.

Gregory

"Trump threatens a "bloodbath" if he's not elected"

No, he hasn't.

Scott O

Paul 9:09 - "He's repeated it over and over."

There's the Psul Emery we know and love!

Gregory

Genghis Trump is gonna unleash his hordes?

Or a sea of red ink will swamp the Chinese auto plants in Mexico?

Punch is a moron.

Gregory

"Do you feel like standing up in support of the college students that Trump ripped off in Trump University?"

Those weren't "college students", Punch.

Paul Emery


They went to Trump University Gregory so that makes them students. What would you call them and what is a "student " by your definition? They are referred to as "students" by legal professionals involved with the case. Here's an example:

"As the founder of the failed Trump University, President Trump knows well how some shady for-profit colleges and universities award useless degrees and prey on STUDENTS’ and taxpayer’s money,” said Attorney General Becerra. "If Secretary DeVos and the Trump Administration won’t protect STUDENTS, then I will. No STUDENT should have to worry about predatory schools destroying his or her future. These new rules would help to protect them.”


https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-becerra-if-trump-won%E2%80%99t-protect-students-unscrupulous-profit

scenes

from livemint.com

"Even though sealioning is classified as trolling, sealioners aren’t your typical troll. They aren’t anonymous users and they approach you politely which can be confusing. "It is a sophisticated way of manipulating a discussion," says Mrudula V, a lawyer who also experienced sealioning during the Clubhouse phase last year. “The trolls think they are lawyers conducting a cross-examination,” she says. “But justice isn't the end goal of these trolls. They only want to distract and exhaust you into giving up the argument.”"

The only winning move is not to play.

Gregory

"Despite its name, the organization was not an accredited university or college. It conducted three- and five-day seminars (often called "retreats") and used high-pressure tactics to sell them to its customers.[4] It did not confer college credit, grant degrees, or grade its students.[5]"

-the wiki

Not a college. Star struck folk looking for an edge in NYC real estate dealings.

Paul Emery

Gregory

thats your defination Gregory

They were referred to as students by the California AG at the time. This is the defination of "student" by Websters Dictionary:

"scholar, learner especially : one who attends a school."

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-e&q=websters+defination+student

Gregory

What's a "defination"?

There were no "scholars" attending Trump U.

scenes

A sweet little story I saw on Twitter:


"NEW: Biden's Justice Department shatters historical precedent imprisoning Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress, destroying a 250-year tradition of honoring executive privilege.

Obama's DOJ didn't prosecute Eric Holder and Lois Lerner following contempt referrals after they invoked executive privilege.

Bush's DOJ didn't prosecute Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers following contempt referrals after they invoked executive privilege.

The Justice Department hasn't prosecuted executive officials who were instructed by the president to invoke executive privilege until now.

The last time anyone was sentenced for contempt of Congress was in 1948.

Navarro, a Harvard-educated economist known for his efforts to restore American manufacturing, will serve four months in prison.

He will turn 75 in July behind bars as a martyr of the regime.

NAVARRO: "When I walk into that prison today, the justice system will have done a crippling blow to the constitution's separation of judicial powers and executive privilege.""

Gregory

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scenes

lmfao. Get a load of this guy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/03/18/lindsey-graham-visiting-kyiv-urges-ukraine-pass-mobilization-law/

"“I would hope that those eligible to serve in the Ukrainian military would join. I can’t believe it’s at 27,” he told reporters Monday. “You’re in a fight for your life, so you should be serving — not at 25 or 27.”

“We need more people in the line,” he said."

Paul Emery

Gosh Gregory thanks for correcting me. You are always right and also so intelligent. So I have a few guitar "students" which according to you is incorrect. I would like to use the right word to describe them and you know the answer so what should it be? Guitar ??????

Paul Emery

Scenes

Navarro was charged and found guilty of contempt after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Should he have been allowed to do that?

scenes

psul emery: "So I have a few guitar "students" which according to you is incorrect. "

You'd better hope that the Trump University plaintiffs don't hear about it.

Gregory

So, these so-called "students" of yours attend "Punchy U"?

The people who threw money at Trump U were not enrolled in a bona fide college or university. Caveat emptor.

General Becerra rode to the rescue, but mostly to heap scorn on Trump. It was *political*.

fish ole'

Navarro was charged and found guilty of contempt after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Should he have been allowed to do that?


Why not? Prominent members of previous Democrat administrations ignored congressional subpoenas. They weren't imprisoned.

Gregory

"Navarro was charged and found guilty of contempt after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol."


Except there wasn't an attack on the Capitol. After three or four hours, business resumed.

Gregory

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Gregory

" Why not? Prominent members of previous Democrat administrations ignored congressional subpoenas. They weren't imprisoned."

It is likely that wall has been breached. If Biden (or a stand-in to be determined) loses, and there is a GOP majority in the house and senate, there will likely be a testing.

Is that only for GOP like Navarro, or will that also be for Dems in the future?

fish ole’

Posted by: Gregory | 19 March 2024 at 03:29 PM

Is that only for GOP like Navarro, or will that also be for Dems in the future?


I think the dems feel pretty safe….too many milquetoast, bow tie wearing, Marquis of Queensbury rules following types in the GOP.

scenes

Now this *is* quite a surprise.

"Google’s Woke AI Wasn’t a Mistake. We Know. We Were There."
https://www.thefp.com/p/ex-google-employees-woke-gemini-culture-broken


courtesy of Drudge Report:
"Arizona county faces 'homelessness on steroids' as migrant shelter funds run out"
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ar-BB1k6k3f

What cracked me up was that that county (Pima) got around 50k 'immigrants' in December alone. Total population of the county is around 1M. Simple math (carry the two, put down some fingers, purse the lips), sez that's around 5% of the county...in one month.

scenes

huh. This should be interesting.

"Judge demands social media sites prove they didn't help radicalize mass shooter"
https://www.theregister.com/2024/03/19/social_media_sites_headed_to/

While it seems sketchy to me to force someone to prove they didn't do something, it's an interesting problem.

I would think that something like 4chan, as it lets people say any old thing without algorithmic steering, would be the most innocent. I'll bet that isn't they way this goes though.

In the long run, I expect that social media will just be more heavily monitored, heavily censored, non-anonymous, all at the beck and call of the folks steering the bureaucracy. Currently that's Woke people, but there's no reason for that not to change over time. The Universal Surveillance State is bound to continue to widen and entrench.

scenes

Just reading a bunch of articles on Trump's financial woes...

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-claims-might-be-forced-sell-assets-fire-sale-prices-satisfy-bond-civil-fraud-case/story?id=108273406
https://www.npr.org/2024/03/19/1239524037/heres-what-happens-if-trump-cant-pay-his-454-million-bond
https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/19/business/trumps-new-york-properties-may-be-on-the-chopping-block-soon/index.html

etc. A quick googling will do ya on this one.

...and was considering the utter genius of this tactic. I mean, hats off to the ruling class folks that thought through this whole lawfare deal. The results should be interesting regardless of the election. Either The State destroys Orange Man, and shows the ugliness of How Things Really Work, or the Tangerine Tornado will go to Revenge Tour 2025 with more vigor than is humanly possible.

Amazing times.

Gregory

A8:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Paul Emery

Gregory once again demonstrates he a solid Trump supporter and probably sends him money for legal expenses since he repeatedly claims that Trump has been wronged by the legal system. He is a fake Libertarian for sure.

fish ole'

Posted by: psul "Make mine a double....these folks are buying" Emery | 19 March 2024 at 08:23 PM


He is a fake Libertarian for sure.


Pot meet kettle......

Gregory

Punch needs more donkeys to blow.

Scott O

re Paul 8:23 - We are all aware of how stupid you are, Paul. You really don't need to try to convince us any further.
But - it is your right to be-clown yourself as oft as you might wish...

fish ole'

I'd like to thank the Academy..........


STORMY DANIELS TERRIFIED TRUMP WOULD HAVE HER KILLED


Just what is it Punch that makes you girls so dramatic....?

scenes


According to a tweet by Mike Sington, a retired executive at NBCUniversal:

"BARON TRUMP TURNS 18 TODAY, HE'S FAIR GAME NOW."

So I need a bit of clarification here. Does that mean that the local news director can mindlessly attack him? or does that mean that gay men can sidle on up to him?

You just have to love modern times and modern people.

Paul Emery


Gregory 9:20: Spoken as a true Trumper and fake Libertarian.

fish ole'

Posted by: psul Emery | 20 March 2024 at 08:09 AM


"How bout another round....so I can really get deeply into the philosophy of Green Libertarianism™?

fish ole'

Posted by: scenes | 20 March 2024 at 07:56 AM


So I need a bit of clarification here. Does that mean that the local news director can mindlessly attack him? or does that mean that gay men can sidle on up to him?


From the looks of Mr. Sington it's clearly Option 2.

Gregory

Punch, Libertarians actually like and pay homage to the Bill of Rights.

"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

You, on the other hand, love blowing donkeys.

Gregory

It appears RFK Jr. may be running as a LIB... if that's so, I'll probably be voting for him despite his lack of Libertarian bona fides. Not much of a chance of him getting any Electors from California unless Trump sweeps the other 49 states.

scenes

"It appears RFK Jr. may be running as a LIB"

In California? It probably requires a couple of hundred thousand signatures, but maybe he'll get there. Gotta steer clear of Lincoln convertibles of course.

I like the idea, he seems like a decent man. Of course, in the 1:1,000,000 chance he wins, he'd be met with the same entrenched bureaucracy that Trump was. Constant leaks, secret deals, non-enforcement of directives, but it would be fun to watch.

An amazing election. Either President Potato wins, and we keep going on with transgender politics, FBINSACIA, neocon foreign policy, Saint Floyd, the whole DEI apparatus becomes more entrenched. or Orange Man gets the nod, what with nation riots, burning of shopping centers, screeching at the heavens. Either one is a shitshow.

You could argue that anyone who is an urban property owner should pray for Team Blue, at least until they get the building sold to become an Immigrant Center.

Gregory

The Libertarian Party has ballot status in all 50 states... all RFK needs is to be selected by the party.

scenes

re: Gregory@1:41PM

Didn't know that. I'll look up CA election law someday.
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and now for something completely different, oooh, I like this chart.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Welfare_trap.png

Gregory

Didn't use to and apparently, some states dropped after 2020. But it isn't at all like it was in the early days when the LP was forever fund raising and taking the bastards in DC and Sac to court.

Don Bessee

Get and go broke ROFLOL -

https://www.theunion.com/news/nevada-county-police-blotter-caller-reports-two-males-who-were-not-supposed-to-be-at/article_0732c504-e635-11ee-89fd-07cf66fd72ae.html

;-)

scenes

re: Google Gemini.

MSM just makes me laugh and laugh.

"Google Gemini product lead retreats from social media after troubled AI product launch led to harassment"
"Critics claimed, without evidence, that he had an “anti-white” agenda and included images of Krawczyk in their posts and responses."

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/03/01/google-gemini-head-removes-social-media-profiles-after-product-launch.html

some twitter work by Mr. Krawczyk

https://twitter.com/drakeslayer100/status/1760636646985458022

Gotta love how information near-monopolies are steered by insane people.

Scott O

scenes 4:29 - From the CNBC article:

"In the days following the release of the image engine, users discovered historical inaccuracies that went viral online."

And that, kids, is how you can tell the literal truth and be totally misleading.

Scott O

Being the most obvious 'diversity hire' on the court, I'm not surprised she never knew this. But to give her credit she's starting to understand the point of the Bill Of Rights:

"Justice Jackson Tells GOP Officials: Your View of First Amendment Is 'Hamstringing the Government'"

I hope she's aware that the feds can still put out all the "information" they want. Hardly 'hamstrung'.

Scott O

"Washington law students may ‘bypass’ bar exam, Supreme Court rules"

"[The exam] disproportionately and unnecessarily blocks marginalized groups from entering the practice of law… [and is] at best minimally effective for ensuring competent lawyers."

And when this little ploy doesn't produce the required numbers of 'marginalized' barristers?
Then what?
https://www.fox13seattle.com/news/washington-bypass-bar-exam

Don Bessee

Ya got that right -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/western-civilisation-is-being-driven-to-oblivion-by-the-false-prophets-of-diversity/ar-BB1keDuU?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=de6431132c8d4890a2928ead7b1b12c7&ei=33

;-)

Don Bessee

Funny how the wokesters have no problem beclowning themselves -

AOC takes heat over 'RICO is not a crime' comment in Biden impeachment probe hearing
Bobulinski attempted to tell AOC that RICO is "a category of crimes that you are then charged under" as the congresswoman talked over him

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-takes-heat-over-rico-crime-comment-biden-impeachment-probe-hearing

;-)

Scott O

Anyone can make a mistake:
"Immigration judges dismissed deportation cases against some 200,000 migrants under President Biden because the Department of Homeland Security failed to file the required paperwork before their court dates, according to a new report."
Boy - I'll bet whoever screwed that up will get fi... a big promotion.
They're openly pissing in our faces now. They're begging for violence.
Stay tuned.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biden-administration-fails-to-file-paperwork-causes-200k-migrant-deportation-cases-to-be-tossed-serious-concerns/ar-BB1kfzS3?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=fe73defb45394997b5b2648ec64be20d&ei=50

Don Bessee

So how is it that the UK and EU have figured out that mutilating kids before they have grown a brain and the preexisting mental health components of kids and stopped harming kids and yet the US has not?


https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2024/03/20/j-k-rowling-threatens-legal-action-against-transgender-fan-site-for-posting-claims-about-family/

;-)

Don Bessee

The woke paradise that used to be scotland -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/scotland-is-no-longer-a-free-country/ar-BB1keejs?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=79de431cfdcd4262aa2874cea1fdc432&ei=28

;-)

Don Bessee

OH now this should be fun! -

Embattled NY AG Letitia James accused of bullying women with trans sports stance in new federal lawsuit

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/embattled-ny-ag-letitia-james-080020945.html

;-)

fish ole'

Props to Krugman once they bought him with that "prize" he stayed bought.


Paul Krugman — People Who Don't Love Biden's Economy Just Haven't 'Done Their Homework'


A rare quality these days........



https://pjmedia.com/stephen-kruiser/2024/03/19/paul-krugman-people-who-dont-love-bidens-economy-just-havent-done-their-homework-n4927455

fish ole'

Seen elsewhere.....


"BIDEN REACHES ANOTHER RECORD LOW: When the U.S. Embassy in Haiti was closed, it marked the 11th such American overseas facility to be shut down since Joe Biden took the oath of office as Commander-in-Chief.

“This record of failure is particularly noteworthy given that Biden bumbled his way into office promising to ‘restore America’s standing in the world,’ which is still listed on a White House website as an ‘immediate priority’ of his administration,” according to Issues & Insights (I&I)."


You numbnutz should have listened to his former supervisor....."Never underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up"!

scenes

"Props to Krugman once they bought him with that "prize" he stayed bought."

I figure that he's a shorter version of Robert Reich. Honestly, I don't know that I've ever seen an economist who wasn't just a bundle of opinions on how-people-outta-live with a slather of handwaving mathematics smeared on top, so there is that.

re: Scotland and jail for the unwoke. Canada has pretty much the same deal going on. Naturally, it's all a giant ratfuck (a technical term) of people taking advantage of the situation, a big wide-open power grab. It's wild watching politicians from the Levant and southern Asia swooping in and dealing in full-on wokery. To the more excitable, some variant of class enemies can be found under every rock.

Perhaps the fact that native traditionalist populations just sit and take it simply proves that it's time for the West to fold up it's tent. The occasional Old Man Yells At Cloud Via Editorial Page is simply a last twitching limb of the animal. Once you gave up your children to these people it was game over. Moloch is real, has blue hair, and is nonbinary.

Optimism is cowardice.

fish ole'

Optimism is cowardice.



...depends on just what you are optimistic for.

scenes

"what you are optimistic for."

Well, there's always more primate exercises in group behavior. Just keep the femur by the obelisk away from the bigger apes.

"Efforts to mend division in our community: Gaza ceasefire walk this Saturday"

https://www.theunion.com/news/efforts-to-mend-division-in-our-community-gaza-ceasefire-walk-this-saturday/article_978dee1e-e70a-11ee-89cd-db4e995b35c5.html

We'll always have The Shoe vs. The Gourd as Dunning–Kruger is the philosophy of the age.

As one city council lady defines herself she is "passionate about using anti-oppressive practices to pursue racial and social justice and equity through collaborative innovation with diverse populations."

No doubt, thinking outside the box while involving stakeholders in a listening session in order to facilitate matters is it's own reward.

I'll give you my talking stick when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

fish ole'

Posted by: scenes | 21 March 2024 at 07:43 AM


To quote Leonard from, "The Big Bang Theory", 'I'll have to infer from context'.

I can't read the linked ....ahem....article. On general principle I refuse to let "The Bee", "The Union", "SFGate" et al. have my email address but I can guess though that it's probably just another declaration of "moar feelz" that make menopausal women and Individual Juan think they've made a difference that day.

About right?

fish ole'

Kickin societal change Haitian style.....


Vigilantes set gang members on FIRE & cut victims’ hands off in ‘world’s most dangerous city’ as bodies pile up in Haiti


You really have to appreciate their "Mouse that Roared" enthusiasm! Wonder how many "guests" you guys can expect in your neck o the woods once President Brainstem extends the welcome mat? Send them to psul's place I hear he has lots of extra space!


https://www.the-sun.com/news/10847011/vigilantes-gangs-set-fire-bodies-haiti/

Scott O

"As one city council lady defines herself she is "passionate about using anti-oppressive practices to pursue racial and social justice and equity through collaborative innovation with diverse populations.""

Anti-oppressive practices...

Like slapping the 'Free Tibet' bumper sticker on your Volvo?
How'd that work out?

fish ole'

"As one city council lady defines herself she is "passionate about using anti-oppressive practices to pursue racial and social justice and equity through collaborative innovation with diverse populations."


Look ....I get it....it's just another progressive incantation, a way to signal the other sheep in the flock. That said, every single person who was raised with English as their primary language should be horrified at that bafflegab vomitus!


Which deep thinker on the council offered that gem?

Scott O

"Which deep thinker on the council offered that gem?"

Most any lib arts grad these days can come up with that sort of gibberish. It's what passes for an 'education' these days.
It is virtue signalling and making sure the correct folk show up for whatever sort of clam-bake is planned.
"anti-oppressive practices" is the real howler.
These are the same folk serving up jail sentences for those who dare to express wrong-think.

Scott O

re the situation in Haiti - can you just imagine how pissed Greta is to see all those tires on fire?

Gregory

I am personally passionate about using truth based arguments to promote truth, justice and the American way.

fish ole'

re the situation in Haiti - can you just imagine how pissed Greta is to see all those tires on fire?


Much like during the Summer of Floyd if those conducting their "Bidness" occupy the proper location on the Pantone scale all "Right Thinkers" will remain properly mute.

scenes

In NC, The Mayor sez: "We are taking steps to look at professional facilitation and looking at a process where we can bring in community stakeholders and assess the consensus of the community to then take action,"

If we were playing City Council Bingo, the 'stakeholder', 'consensus', and 'facilitation' squares would now be marked.

Some speaker or the other sez: "Let’s say all of those Neo-Nazis who called in before came in, and wanted to be part of a community discussion. I don’t think we would let them do that."

Free speech only going so far and all, although I expect that 'Neo-Nazi' is a much more expansive term than you might think, ranging from an ex-SS officer in Venezuela to the local Republican Ladies Garden Club.

Life goes on in Pridetown USA, you just have to hope that there's someone who worries about budgets, sewers, and fire danger. Out here in the country there's just the murmur of wildlife and the occasional shooting star.

scenes

Gregory: "I am personally passionate about using truth based arguments to promote truth, justice and the American way."

Thank you for your service.

The friction between truth and feelz-based government goes on.

scenes

scotto: "re the situation in Haiti - can you just imagine how pissed Greta is to see all those tires on fire?"

I was going to make some sort of smart-assed remark about necklacing, assuming that they were just making protest fires.

Nopers. The news disabused me of that thought. The ability of people to fall short of my expectations should not surprise me at this point.

You'd hope that the Dominican Republic will reinforce whatever border they've got, although I expect that the Biden Administration is hoping for a mass movement of people into their country, walls being so passé and all.

Scott O

"You'd hope that the Dominican Republic will reinforce whatever border they've got..."

from 2 years ago -
"Dominican Republic begins building border wall with Haiti"
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/dominican-republic-begins-building-border-wall-with-haiti-2022-02-20/
The DR does not want any more vibrancy and diversity, thank you very much.

Scott O

"I am personally passionate about using truth based arguments to promote truth, justice and the American way."

Uh oh - that's sure to put you on the White Christian Nationalist watch list by the Nevada County Chapter of Decent Dems for Democracy! - (TM pending).

Scott O

The CDC just released a 148 page paper after a request under the FOI ACT.

It was entirely blank.

148 pages of absolutely nothing.

Because the public should be kept informed of what the gubmint is up to.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/cdc-s-chance-to-debunk-florida-s-top-doc-on-link-between-covid-vax-heart-disease-came-up-empty/ar-BB1jE3vG

fish ole'

Anybody surprised that the house Majority Leader was cozying up to Charles Schumer.......anyone, anyone??


House Passes Pork-Filled Bill To Fully Fund Government


I understand there is even a line item to allow old hippies to buy government subsidized theft resistant guitar cases in which to catch their change!


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gay-senior-home-dei-zoo-gender-malarkey-pork-filled-12t-spending-package-faces-uphill

fish ole'

Big deal.....


"Terrified" Joe Biden Demands Ukraine Halt Strikes On Russian Refiners As It Is Sending Oil Prices Surging

"Nothing terrifies a sitting American president more than a surge in pump prices during an election year"



So grampy shits his depends ....how's that different than every other day at the White House?



https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/terrified-joe-biden-demands-ukraine-halt-strikes-russian-refiners-it-sending-oil-prices

scenes

"So grampy shits his depends"

Assuming he was involved in the decision making.

To be fair, being re-elected is the Prime Directive of any President, and foreign policy will reflect that. It's baked into the cake of the US political system I think.
---

I did like this one.

https://www.openthebooks.com/substack-university-of-virginia-spends-20-million-on-235-dei-employees-with-some-making-587340-per-year/

https://openthebooks.substack.com/p/why-cant-the-university-of-virginia

I just have to laugh and laugh when I see how much grift there is in this country. It an inverted pyramid with a scad of HR departments, scammy non-profits, 'activists', school administrations on top, one overworked plumber on the bottom.

----

As usual, on Mondays and Fridays...

"The two traditional political divisions, liberal and conservative died with Covid. Now there are simply the sane versus the insane. The sane have had enough of being pushed around by the insane. The insane don’t register much of what reality tries to tell them. They have a body of insane ideas to comfort and protect them from the reality’s rigors. To call that body of ideas an “ideology” is way too polite.

That the insane call themselves “progressive,” is a signature of their insanity. Progress toward what better state of things? Toward a supremacy of fiends, sadists, degenerates, and morons seizing riches and power by every dishonest means possible outside the rule of law and common decency? It’s not even suitable to call them “communists.” They lack the necessary idealism for that. They don’t expect to put their shoulders to the wheel with their fellow man. They just want to grab your stuff and then kill you so they don’t have to hear any complaints."

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/wake-up-call-2/

scenes

You have to admire the free market's ability to step in when the government abandons you.

https://www.youtube.com/@SquatterSquad

https://squattersquad.co/

You know, there's a reality show in the making here.

fish ole'

Posted by: scenes | 22 March 2024 at 01:12 PM


Assuming he was involved in the decision making.


I envision it very much like asking the dog if he wants to go for a ride.......when the ride actually involves a trip to the vet. Poor Joe ....every mental faculty dulled to the point of uselessness except of that for being a craven coward politically and an idiot savant like talent for graft!


But I do get why Punchy likes the guy....

Scott O

What in hell is a "DEI zoo"?

Unless they mean they realize most DEI adherents are a bunch of freaks and they want to round up a few dozen and put them on display in cages?

scenes

You know, maybe it would be best to shut down all of these grifter non-profits and start over. Just fire everybody.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/22/us/politics/aclu-employee-fired-race-bias.html

(hopefully it's not paywalled, I'm seeing it fine.)

Gregory

The Grey Lady has gone down... I can't see it.

scenes

perhaps a better copy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/22/us/politics/aclu-employee-fired-race-bias.html?unlocked_article_code=1.ek0.pCiR.zTNIjKZ7NibS&smid=url-share

Gregory

Thanks for going the extra mile... I've had a bad time with the Time's paywalls as of late.

I'd guess that ACLU orifice isn't quite bright enough to keep up with an attorney with Korean DNA.

Don Bessee

Kind of late to come to reality global warming freaks -

Those on the environmental left cheering the Biden administration’s electric-vehicle mandates or Gov. Hochul’s offshore wind farms would be wise to heed a painful and embarrassing lesson New York is learning from its not-so-distant past.

Not only do so-called “green” policies drive up consumer prices, decrease reliability and upend everyday life (say goodbye to wood-fired pizza ovens and gas-powered stoves), they often end up harming the environment they’re supposed to be saving.

Nearly four years after the Indian Point fiasco, New York emits more carbon per megawatt-hour than Texas — the nation’s leading oil producer — and outpaces America as a whole.

Another twist in this saga: The power Indian Point produced was carbon free.

In fact, nuclear is such a clean form of energy that France derives 70% of its electricity from it.

Naturally, the 1,000 jobs Indian Point provided also went away and never came back.

When even the fairly left-of-center British outlet The Guardian admits Indian Point’s closure turned out to be a bad decision, the eco-left is running out of friends and advocates.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/even-lefties-now-admit-closing-the-indian-point-nuclear-plant-actually-harmed-the-planet/ar-BB1kjP7Q?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=dd5e69da2da143f1abbdade9c4cf9a98&ei=77

;-)

Don Bessee

Yes in your back yard woketard labron ROFLOL -

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/03/22/squatters-took-control-of-mansion-near-lebron-james-new-home-enjoy-what-you-voted-for/

;-)

Don Bessee

Brought to you from the same idiots socialist dems that caused the catastrophic afgan shit show bug out. And they wonder why they cannot recruit good Americans to serve anymore. WTF they are not cannon fodder or sacrificial pawns of the wokesters!!! All to suck up to the dems jihadi contingent. -

U.S. troops will be working on ships just a few thousand feet from shore and well within the range of Hamas missiles, Greenway said.

“I don’t want to get into you know, potential vulnerabilities. Obviously a complex operation here, all the things that we’re going to work through. I think the key aspect here is that again we’re working alongside partners and allies in the region, as well as NGOs to help implement this,” Ryder said on March 8.

The plan’s rapid conception caught some military officials by surprise, NBC reported, citing three U.S. military officials. As far as is known, the military does not have a plan for security of U.S. forces and aid deliveries to the active war zone.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-s-gaza-aid-puts-troops-at-risk-to-appease-voters-experts-say/ar-BB1kn1zt?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=cbc54874cd6c42928096cb39f8be2673&ei=28

;-)

Gregory

DEI
Didn't Earn It.

scenes

"DEI"

Probably an ephemeral thing in the long run. Of course, we'll all be dead by then. I have to admit that I'm surprised by how people with bonafide handicaps are mostly left out of the mix. I guess that vision issues and wheelchairs matter less than Pantone color and crossdressing.

The presence of someone like Grand Admiral Levine at the top of a grievance heap will likely be replaced by something less understandable over time.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/family/ar-BB1klb2A

At least I'm now acquainted with the genius of 'Skibidi Toilet', as arguing about Trump or 19th/20th C. political philosophers veers ever closer to Old Man Yells At Cloud.

scenes

lol. And The Beat Goes On.

"A migrant TikToker with a 500,000-strong online following is offering his comrades tips on how to “invade” unoccupied homes and invoke squatter’s rights in the United States.

Venezuelan national Leonel Moreno, who appears to live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, said in a recent video that under US law, “if a house is not inhabited, we can seize it.”"

https://nypost.com/2024/03/21/us-news/tiktokker-tells-illegal-immigrants-how-to-invade-american-homes/

scenes

modern 'news' just makes me crack up.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/03/20/high-schoolers-walk-out-adults-push-transgenderism/
"Authored by Eric Lundrum via American Greatness,"

leads you to:

https://amgreatness.com/2024/03/21/new-york-high-schoolers-stage-walk-out-protest-against-transgender-agenda/
"Breitbart reports that"

leads you to:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/03/20/high-schoolers-walk-out-adults-push-transgenderism/
"according to a report by Spectrum News 1."

leads you to:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2024/03/18/john-jay-transgender-bathroom-protest

Thank God that didn't point to Zerohedge.

fish ole’

…..and in a stunning win for fiscal rectitude….!


Spending Deal Bans Flying Pride Flag Over US Diplomatic Buildings


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/spending-deal-bans-flying-pride-flag-over-us-diplomatic-buildings#google_vignette

scenes

Pardon moi, my first link @9:30 should have been.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/new-york-high-schoolers-stage-walk-out-protest-against-transgender-agenda

Gregory

Best wishes to the Princess of Wales and her family.

I expect her diagnoses and treatments to be akin to the ovarian cancer news my wife got in '99, and a debulking surgery has largely emptied out her nethers.

It's a shame we can't easily speak of such cancers.

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