Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hunter shoots brother, mistakes him for a wounded deer.

Michigan Live (via Archive): Hunter accidentally shoots brother after mistaking him for wounded deer, police say.
IONIA COUNTY, MI – A hunter was seriously wounded Saturday, Nov. 16, when he was accidentally shot by his brother.

The victim, a 28-year-old Lowell man, was airlifted from the scene in Ionia County. His brother, a 29-year-old Saranac man, told police he accidentally shot his brother with a muzzle-loader rifle thinking he was shooting at a deer that had been wounded.
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Sheriff’s deputies found the brothers, who had been hunting together.

“Investigation on the scene and in follow up interviews determined this was by all accounts an accidental shooting that occurred after the men were looking for a deer that one brother had shot earlier with his muzzle loading rifle,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The brothers could not find the deer and were ending the search when they became separated in the dense cornfield. The brother who fired the shot was some distance away when he thought he saw the deer moving. He heard what he thought was the deer moving and fired, hitting his brother.

After firing the shot, he realized he had hit his brother and immediately called 911.

The brothers walked out of the cornfield where first responders provided medical help.
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[The injured brother] is listed in serious but stable condition, sheriff’s deputies aid [sic]. (*they meant 'said' - Drake)
Aiiigghhh! You don't pull the trigger based on what you think you see and hear is a deer.

It could have been so much worse. That the shot brother was able to walk is, at the very least, a good sign. This makes a great story for the brothers, especially the one who got shot. For the next 40+ years, he can play the, "Hey, remember that time you shot me," line.

If I was deer hunting, and had to be shot, I guess I'd rather it be my brother shooting me than some stranger. And I think I'd rather be the one taking the bullet. I'd feel pretty bad about shooting someone, especially my brother. Then again, people I've hunted with wouldn't have fired based on what the one brother thought he saw and heard. Nor would I.

ID your target, confirm your target and reconfirm your target before pulling the trigger.

Is your dog involved in a sex scandal?


Facial expressions are so revealing.

Bloomberg apologizes for 'stop and frisk'.

The Jeff Bezos Peoples' Republic: Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk ahead of likely presidential run.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has moved toward joining the Democratic presidential race, apologized Sunday for his handling of stop-and-frisk, a controversial policing tactic that has been criticized as a kind of racial profiling and which Bloomberg defended as recently as early this year.

Bloomberg expressed regrets at a predominantly black megachurch he has visited many times, telling congregants that he didn’t understand the full effects on African American and Latino communities quickly enough and should have curtailed the program sooner.

I’m sorry we didn’t,” said Bloomberg. “I can’t change history, however today, I want you to know I realize back then, I was wrong.”
Yet another in an ongoing series of Great Apology Tours from the diverse DEM party of old, white male billionaires. How quaint.
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The Jeff Bezos Peoples' Republic Archived

Food delivery and pickup apps bring disappearing dining rooms.


A Chopt Salad opened in New York on Tuesday without tables or cash registers.
Customers can order and prepay online with the option for delivery or pickup.
Chick-fil-A Inc has similar sites in Nashville and Louisville.
More restaurants are turning to these so-called dark, virtual or ghost kitchens.

Restaurants are doing away with dining rooms as consumers increasingly order food deliveries through apps such as Uber Technologies Inc's Uber Eats and GrubHub Inc.

The newest Chopt Creative Salad Co location, which opened Tuesday in New York, is unlike any of the chain's other 61 sites. It has no cash registers or tables for customers.
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Off-premise digital orders are a major growth area for fast-food and fast-casual chains. More are turning to these so-called dark, virtual or ghost kitchens, which can also save labor and real estate costs.
 
The remnants of SodoSopa.


Well...there's always CtPa Town.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Where TF is this magic Weather station?

It's still wrong. Or, 75 is much cooler than I remember.


The above result is from a search on Duckduckgo using, "weather 55101", the general zip code for St. Paul.

I guess the AC is going on tonight!

Something tells me this is incorrect.

But who am I to argue with experts in the meteorological sciences.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Joey Pacs Biden now accepting PAC Cash.


With campaign cash coming into Joe Biden's coffers more slowly than his 2020 Democratic rivals, the former vice president reversed a long-standing position and will now welcome help from outside, free-spending super PACs.

"In this time of crisis in our politics, it is not surprising that those who are dedicated to defeating Donald Trump are organizing in every way permitted by current law to bring an end to his disastrous presidency. Nothing changes unless we defeat Donald Trump," Biden campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said in a statement.

Last month, a different Biden campaign spokesperson, T.J. Ducklo, told reporters his campaign is committed to rejecting any super PACs that may join the race.
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Voicing opposition to super PACS has long been a point of pride for Biden, who wrote in his 2017 book Promise Me, Dad that if he ran in the 2016 race, he would have rejected any help from a super PAC.

I knew there was big money out there for me. But I also knew people were sick of it all… rejecting super PAC money wasn't a hardship for me," he wrote.

The flip-flop is a tacit admission by the Biden campaign that it's growing concern that it may not have enough money to compete in Democratic primary. Should outside groups begin fundraising on behalf of Biden's candidacy, the former vice president would be the only candidate in the race to have a super PAC on his behalf.
"In this time of crisis in our politics..." - yeah, that's why Joey Pacs needs the campaign cash. Not because his candidacy is hemorrhaging and imploding. No....

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ruth Ginsburg called in sick for work today. A 4Chan claim is she died Saturday night.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent Wednesday from oral arguments at the Supreme Court due to a “stomach bug,” according to a statement from Chief Justice John Roberts.

Ginsburg is “indisposed due to illness,” Roberts said at the start of the day’s hearings.

The health of the 86-year-old liberal justice, known to her fans as “the notorious RBG,” has been a subject of intense public focus in the past year, sparked by a fall that broke three of her ribs last November. After that health scare, she underwent surgery for cancer on her lung in December 2018 and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer in August 2019.
Then there's this tidbit from an archived 4Chan thread. Hmmmmmmm...

"Ginsburg has died. My brother is a paramedic. He just texted me 10 minutes ago. An ambulance was called to Ginsburg's residence late last night and she was rushed to hospital but doctor's [sic] were unable to resuscitate her. I presume the news will hit the airwaves at some point today."

Anyone run across any Casting Call Auditions for RBG look-a-likes on Craigslist? I haven't checked.

Fired hockey legend Don Cherry on Tucker Carlson.


Celebrated Canadian hockey broadcaster Don Cherry isn’t backing down over remakes he made last weekend about some Canadians not honoring Canadian veterans by wearing a poppy.

Cherry appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday to address the controversy, telling the host that the “silent majority” is behind him while “I stand by what I said and I still mean it.”

Sportsnet fired Cherry Monday after he made remarks about people who come to Canada and do not bother to remember the sacrifices of military veterans. His remarks were construed by some as an attack on immigrants.
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The former color commentator, who first made his name as a winning coach for the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins during the team’s halcyon years of the 1970s, wondered if the entire episode could have been avoided if he had said, “Everybody should be wearing a poppy.” He suggested “people are very sensitive … And that got me.”

Carlson disagreed about the issue being sensitivity. “Just to clarify, they’re not sensitive at all, they are fascist. They actually have no real feelings. They are faking their outreach. They’re trying to you because they want to assert power, because it makes them feel bigDid you mean to say something hateful?”

“No, I didn’t,” Cherry responded. “We are all immigrantsThe funny thing is, I never heard a thing that night. I heard it the next day. The silent majority, as you know, is always silent, and the other people, whoever they want it to be, they listen to them … This Saturday will be the first time in 38 years that I’ve never been on Hockey Night in Canada.”
Carlson is right, this isn't about sensitivity, it is fascism. The firing of Cherry is Sportsnet's ridiculous overreach in pacifism to Teh Always Offended Crowd.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NASA renames Ultima Thule due to Nazi connotations.

Arrokoth, formerly known as Ultima Thule.

Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been officially renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan and Algonquian languages, following a significant backlash over the old name's Nazi connotations.

The icy rock, which orbits in the dark and frigid Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto, was visited by the NASA spaceship New Horizons in January this year, with the first detailed images showing it consisted of two spheres stuck together in the shape of a snowman.

Its technical designation is 2014 MU69 but the New Horizon team initially nicknamed it Ultima Thule (pronounced Tool-ey) after a mythical northern land in classical and medieval European literature described as beyond the borders of the known world.

That name sparked a backlash, however, because it was co-opted by far-right German occultists in the early 20th century as the fabled ancient northern country of the "Aryan" people (the term they used to describe proto-Indo-Europeans).
Arrokoth, an ice world freed by NASA from its Aryan past.
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Biden: No one needs a "magazine with 100 clips in it."


CSPAN published video from the [New Hampshire] campaign stop, where Biden said, “I believe in the Second Amendment, but nobody says you can have a magazine with 100 clips in it.” He quickly added, “100 bullets in it.”
Full video clip at CSPAN

Monday, November 11, 2019

Never Taunt Someone holding a Cat Rifle.

Ever...

Veterans Day


IT IS THE SOLDIER
by Charles M. Province, © 1970, 2005:

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
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* Military.com
* The Spruce
* Military Benefits.info

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Joe Biden denied Holy Communion at Mass, Sunday in Florence, South Carolina.


FLORENCE, S.C. – Former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race, was denied Holy Communion on Sunday morning at a Florence church.

Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed Monday afternoon that he had denied the presidential candidate Holy Communion because of his stance on abortion. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, had attended the church's 9 a.m. Mass.

Communion is one of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church. The others are baptism, reconciliation, confirmation, marriage, anointing of the sick and holy orders.

In communion, parishioners receive the Holy Eucharist, a wafer and wine that when consecrated become the body and blood of Jesus, according to Catholic doctrine. In order to receive it, a Catholic must be in the state of grace, have gone to confession since his or her most recent mortal sin, have a belief in the doctrine of transubstantiation (a belief that the wafer and wine become the body and blood of Jesus), observe the Eucharistic fast and not be under censure.

"Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden," Morey told the Morning News via email. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Morey said that as a priest, it is his responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to his care and that he must do so in even the most difficult situations.

“I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers," Morey added.
An unconfirmed source said Biden replied, "Hey, man, fact of the matter is this is Vermont, man."
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Pup Got Rhythm, Jump Around Dog in a Box

This pupster's sense of rhythm is uncanny.  The clip lasts only 14 seconds so I looped it a few times. Get him, or her, out of the box for more major dance moves and longer music clips. This pup is a internet sensation in the waiting. Watch that little head bounce and those ears flop around right on beat. You'll feel better after watching it.

View in full screen mode.


Via ShobeXD and re-uploaded at other YT channels and various twitter accounts.

No, this isn't me.

KRTV 3 Great Falls: Mason David Drake charged with the deaths of 2 women in July crash.
MISSOULA — Mason David Drake of Minnesota, who is accused of killing a Kalispell mother and daughter in a car crash on July 4, is now in jail.

Flathead County jail records show Drake was taken into custody on Monday, October 21. Court documents obtained from Flathead County District Court show a warrant for arrest was issued for Drake on October 8.

The crash happened just before noon. on July 4th on Montana Highway 35 near Hooper’s Garden Center, northeast of Kalispell.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported at the time that a northbound Chevy Silverado driven by a 23-year-old man from Lanesboro, Minnesota, crossed over into the southbound lane and hit a Ford Ranger head-on. The two women in the Ford pick-up truck -- Alice Barten and Katie Barten -- died at the scene.

Court documents state that emergency personnel reported an overwhelming odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from Drake, who was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The MHP obtained a blood sample at the hospital which was then sent to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for analysis. Testing at the crime lab indicated that Drake’s blood alcohol content was .136, higher than the .08 threshold for driving legally in Montana.

Drake is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

We have contacted the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office to find out why Drake was not taken into custody after the crash and when he’s expected to make his first court appearance, but have not yet received a response.
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Considering I haven't updated in a while, it was curious when I noticed an uptick in site traffic a few days ago. Then I ran across some searches on the above story that pointed to this blog because of the similar name. We don't know Mason Drake and as far as we can tell, are not related to his family. The above story is a tragedy. My heart goes out to the Bartens, their family and friends.
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Regarding the lack of updates, there are three summer projects that I'm wrapping up and my time and focus is on completing them before the snow hits. That's it. Relatively speaking, all other things are fine. I don't miss not updating. A break in the action is needed.

Life away from the keyboard is needed every now and then, at least for me. Back in a few days, a week, two weeks, a month...whatever. Everyone stay well.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California's new gun control measures.

Newsweek: California Just Passed a Slate of New Gun Control Measures, Expanding Red Flag Laws and Tightening Sales.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of new gun legislation into law Friday.
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The new laws expand on the state's use of gun violence restraining orders, more tightly regulate firearm parts and restrict sales of semi-automatic weapons.
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One bill sponsored by California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin expands the maximum length of time a protective order can remain in effect from one year to five. This means that a judge under California law can order the confiscation of a resident's firearm for up to five years if "clear and convincing evidence" shows that the weapon will be used to cause injury.

Residents subject to an order may petition the court for its early termination once a year while the order is in effect if they believe the evidence against them is no longer "clear and convincing."

The constitutionality of these orders, commonly known as "red flag" laws, has not been firmly established.
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Another bill signed by the governor expands the list of people who may petition for a red flag order. Currently, only police officers and family members may, but soon teachers, employees, employers and coworkers will also be able to seek temporary firearm confiscation.
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One of the other prominent reforms that Newsom signed will apply the state's one-handgun-a-month rule to semi-automatic centerfire rifles.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

I forgot all about it. Didn't send a card.

Hillary Tweets: Happy 44th Anniversary to Bill.

Wedded Bliss. Are they standing in Hell's foyer?

Hillary Clinton is celebrating 44 years of marriage to Bill Clinton, with a romantic post on social media.
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Bill responded just as sweetly, tweeting a retro photo of him and his wife on their wedding day. “And after forty four years I’m still looking up to you, as happy today as I was then,” he wrote.
There's only one way to interpret Bill's words: He's been unhappy for 44 years.

On The Beach of Megan Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands on January 4, 1998.

...Good Times...Good Times...

Berkeley misses electricity. Life without fossil fuels.


Berkeleyside: Berkeley Hills goes dark.
Power went out starting at 11 p.m. Wednesday[.]

Power started to go out around Berkeley around 11 p.m. PG&E’s outage map shows about 3,500 homes and businesses without power, which means many thousand more than that don’t have working electricity.
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[A] resourceful Berkeley resident, Patrick Buechner, couldn’t live without his morning coffee so he set up his camping stove to boil water.
Everyone is, of course, blaming PG&E.

Cali Gov DEM Gavin Newsom is mostly concerned with the wineries. The Sacramento Bee - Newsom ‘outraged’ by PG&E blackouts, but says they’re needed:
Most of the outages are in the hills ringing the Sacramento Valley and the state’s wine country where Newsom, who made his fortune in the wine business, noted that his wineries are in the midst of grape crushing season and desperate for power.

“I’d rather criticize Donald Trump than act like him, talking about my businesses in Northern California, but we’re in the middle of wine crush and folks are running around trying to get generators right now,” he said. “It’s very consequential.”
Desperate for power? What about relying on the wonderful, clean, green solar and wind turbine energy?

Criticizing is easy. Finding solutions to problems? Not as easy.

Californians may find themselves without electricity for extended periods of time, but they can rest well knowing they've solved the problems of plastic straws and little shampoo bottles from hotels. Maybe the rolling power outages are The Revenge of The Plastic Straws and Monster Shampoo Bottles.

Electricity...is soooooo 1980's...
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Sacramento Bee Archived

Friday, October 11, 2019

Parents sue Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, because it's addictive.

Burlington Free Press: Fortnite as addictive as cocaine? Parents sue makers of popular game.
Epic Games, the maker of the third-person shooter game Fortnite, is being sued by parents who claim the game is as addictive and harmful as cocaine.

The Montreal-based law firm Calex Legal is representing parents of 10- and 15-year-old gamers. The parents allege the Fortnite makers did not warn players of the addictive nature of the game.

According to an article in USA Today, the legal action claims that when engaged in playing the game, the brain's pleasure center releases dopamine which creates addiction. It also claims psychologists and statisticians helped design the game over a four year period to "develop the most addictive game possible."

"Gaming Disorder" became a recognized health condition last year by the World Health Organization. It is "characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

Epic games has 30 days to respond to the legal action.
It's easier, and potentially more financially rewarding, to blame a third party because parenting is too hard.

O'Rourke would deny tax-exempt status from religious institutions if they don't believe in same-sex marriage.


Beto O’Rourke said he thinks that religious institutions should be stripped of their tax-exempt status if they oppose homosexuality.

While at a CNN candidate forum about gay and transgender issues, moderator Don Lemon asked the 47-year-old former congressman whether he supported revoking the tax-exempt status for religious institutions such as churches, colleges, and charities, if they don't support gay marriage.

Yes,” O’Rourke responded, to much applause.
Guide.DocA marriage in Islam must be between opposite-sex partners who are not too closely related to each other.

By definition, "religious institutions" includes mosques. BOB would remove their tax-exempt status.

Liberals making moral policy. Isn't it rich?
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Washington Examiner Archived

Friday Morning Music Video.


"Paralyzer" (2007) by Canada's Finger Eleven. The Lyrics.

Finger Eleven's drummer (years 1998-2013), the talented and underrated Rich Beddoe. Read more here.

Rich Beddoe: Watch The Stick.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The OK hand gesture. Give him one of these.

(1982)

U.N. chief warns may not have enough money to pay staff next month.

Jan. 13, 2018; U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 
Why, is he making the White Supremacist "OK" hand gesture?

Shocker...the UN needs money.

[U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday] told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly’s budget committee that if he had not worked since January to cut spending then “we would not have had the liquidity to support” the annual gathering of world leaders last month. “This month, we will reach the deepest deficit of the decade. We risk … entering November without enough cash to cover payrolls,” said Guterres. (Those three periods after risk "...", I wonder if he was literally gasping...for Teh...Drama. Maybe he played an ominous ringtone before continuing with, "...entering November... ." - DD)
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Washington owes some $381 million for prior regular budgets and $674 million for the 2019 regular budget. The U.S. mission to the United Nations confirmed the figures. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment on when it might pay.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington is shouldering an unfair burden of the cost of the United Nations and has pushed for reforms of the world body. Guterres has been working to improve U.N. operations and cut costs.
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The United States is responsible for nearly 28 percent of the peacekeeping budget but has pledged to pay only 25 percent – as required by U.S. law.
The UN could save a lot of money - and help Teh Climate - by ceasing all air travel. There's this thing called Web Conferencing. Most of the UN's actual business needn't be conducted in-person.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

U.S. Attorney John Durham expanding scope of his investigation; probing wider timeline.


Twitchy: John Durham has expanded his investigation, probing a wider timeline than previously known.
Here’s a quick exclusive Tuesday night from Fox News’ Jake Gibson, who says multiple sources tell him that U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is tasked with investigating the origins of the 2016 Russian collusion hoax and the intelligence community’s role in it, is expanding his investigation and widening his timeline.

    1/2 EXCLUSIVE- John Durham, the US Attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign is probing a wider timeline than previously known, multiple senior administration officials tell @BretBaier and myself.

    — Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) October 8, 2019

    2/2 Durham has expanded his investigation according to multiple senior administration officials. The timeline has grown from the beginning of the probe through the election and now includes a post-election timeline through the Spring of 2017

    — Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) October 8, 2019

    JUST IN: John Durham, the US Attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign is probing a wider timeline than previously known, according to multiple senior administration officials – via @BretBaier & @JakeBGibson

    — Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) October 8, 2019
This must please the DEMS, huh? They always favor expanding and widening the scope of never-ending investigations, especially when it's directed at their political opponents. And since No One Is Above The Law, The DEMS will fully cooperate, and be as transparent as they demand from others, with Durham and Company. Right?

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Twitchy Archived

Hillary 2020! See Cankles! See Cankles Run! Run, Cankles, Run!

Cankles Clinton

"Family Guy", Bill Clinton judges cankles contest.

Cankles @ Twitter threatens 2020 run for president:


Trump tweeted Tuesday that “Crooked Hillary Clinton” should join the race “to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren.” He added that she could only re-enter after explaining “her high crimes and misdemeanors,” including “how & why she deleted 33,000 Email AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!”

Clinton responded to Trump’s invite on Twitter later in the day, writing “Don’t tempt me.”

Cankles needs to figure out a way to flush Liz Warren's candidacy down the drain. Then, she's In. She's already given Bernie a heart attack. And who do you think is behind the dirt-dump on the Bidens and Ukraine? The Clintons. They spent decades collecting dirt on everyone. They didn't do this for all those years and just decide to now stop and step out of the limelight.

We'll hear nothing about her history of profane rants on people of a certain faith and people of a certain race. More here. And here.

The MSM won't bring up her mental health instability of throwing ash trays and plates at Bill. Or her abusive and violent behavior of her staff.

She's a True Masochist. Please Run, Cankles...RUN!

HILLARY 2020!
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National Interest Archived

Pepe In Hong Kong!


Via The Speaker 2018 @ Twitter, the Tweet...


...and the Video:

The Speaker 2018 @ Twitter

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Ginger Baker, Legendary Cream drummer, dies age 80.


Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80.

A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career.

His style combined the lyricism of jazz with the crude power of rock. One critic said watching him was like witnessing "a human combine harvester".
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His early ambition was to ride in the Tour de France but he was forced to quit the sport when, aged 16, his bicycle got "caught up" with a taxi. Instead, he took up drumming.

"I was always banging on the desks at school," he recalled. "So all the kids kept saying, 'Go on, go and play the drums', and I just sat down and I could play.

"It's a gift from God. You've either got it or you haven't. And I've got it: time. Natural time."
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"Cream came and went almost in the blink of an eye, but left an indelible mark on rock music," wrote Colin Larkin in the Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Bands who built on their template included Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin - not that Baker was impressed.

"I don't think Led Zeppelin filled the void that Cream left, but they made a lot of money," he told Forbes.
More on the phenomenal Ginger Baker at Consequence of Sound.

Wiki: Ginger Baker, Aug 19, 1939 - Oct 06, 2019

Interpretations of the lyrics of 'Pressed Rat and Warthog' at Song Meanings, (scroll down to the comments section).

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Stockholm’s begging ban narrowly passed in ELITE district of Lidingö.

RT: ‘Never been so ashamed’: Stockholm’s begging ban narrowly passed in ELITE district has Swedes arguing over welcoming vs. security.
Lidingö, a tony area whose residents include ABBA and other celebrities, has become the first in Stockholm to ban begging. Seemingly flying in the face of the Swedish identity, the move, passed by one vote, has divided the city.

With its elite residents including ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus, Lidingö is only the seventh municipality in all of Sweden to ban begging, and the idea still makes many Swedes uncomfortable.

In a country whose very identity is tied up with its robust universal welfare state and which for years had what was considered Europe’s most welcoming attitude to outsiders, the decision came as a bit of shock. Some outraged locals have called it a violation of human rights. Others, however, said it’s necessary to keep the well-heeled residents safe.

“The begging is a big problem and makes many Lidingö people feel insecure,” Daniel Källenfors, chairman of the municipal council, told Dagens Nyheter on Monday, after the measure was passed.

Opponents of the ban say it merely pushes the problem into other municipalities and scoff at the idea that moneyed locals feel threatened by beggars. “I have not so far found any Lidingö residents who say they are insecure,” Patrik Buddgård of the Center Party told DN. His party joined the Liberals to oppose the ban, which squeaked by with a vote of 26 for to 25 against.

“I’m afraid of this development,” Anna Larsdotter Persson, who watched the vote from the audience, told Mitti.se, adding that she “does not buy” the idea that the ban will improve the lives of beggars and believes it is a “populist policy” masquerading as something else.

“I have never been so ashamed of Lidingö as I am now,” Anita Dorazio, a representative for the Stockholm Asylum Committee and refugee advocate, told the outlet.
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...[T]he beggars, in many cases that attracted publicity, are not locals. Six Bulgarians were arrested in December for trafficking nine of their countrymen to southern Sweden and forcing them to beg. The victims, including a pregnant woman who miscarried after she was assaulted by the traffickers, were fined, beaten, or starved by their “employers” if they did not bring in enough cash, according to Växjö District Court’s ruling.

Nor are beggars the only ones feeling the chill as the famously welcoming Swedish attitude begins to curdle after years of abuse. Faced with the reality that over 418,431 asylum-seekers – and a total of 920,206 immigrants – have made their way to Sweden since the Syrian war kicked the migrant crisis into high gear, Sweden, with a population of less than 10 million, has belatedly realized that being a migration capital of Europe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Bengtsfors, a municipality in southern Sweden, was forced to beg the government for economic help earlier this year after taking in more migrants than it could afford.
We can't have the Elite Well-Heeled Society feeling unsafe and insecure by the presence of beggars.

Mittens, stick a D beind your name and be done with it.


"It's time for Republicans to start acting like Republicans," says Mittens:

Mittens for President Campaign Ad, 2012.

October 5, 2019 - Published 2 hours ago

President Donald Trump on Saturday called U.S. Senator Mitt Romney a “pompous ass” after his sharp critique of the president’s push for other nations to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic political rival.

Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous ‘ass’ who has been fighting me from the beginning,” Trump wrote of his fellow Republican on Twitter.

Trump once again defended as “appropriate” a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which has triggered a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry, and said his call for China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter was linked to corruption, not politics.

If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked!” Trump wrote. “He is so bad for R’s.”
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SPERM unites to counter Greta Thunberg's climate alarmism.


Newly formed conservative activist group SPERM targets Australians turned-off by Greata Thunberg-style youth climate activism.

A new conservative action group has emerged, aimed at countering the rising tide of increasingly effective climate activism from children, most vividly demonstrated by Greta Thunberg at the recent UN Climate Summit

The newly formed Society of Pale Elderly Rightwing Males (SPERM) said in a statement today that their aim is counter what they say is the “hysterical” and “uppity” tone taken by child activists in recent times.

SPERM spokesperson Hector Daily said membership of his group has been burgeoning after a recent recruiting drive in retirement villages and nursing homes in Sydney, rural Queensland and several other places Alan Jones is broadcast.

Mr Daily said he wants to take this country back to a golden and more respectful time in our national history.

Back in the old days,” remarked Mr Daily, “young whippersnappers knew that if they carried on with any of that bloody Thornbird [sic] palaver, they’d get a clip around the ears quick smart, by jingo, by crikey!”

“Carbon is bad, is it? Heavens to Betsy! Back in my day, all we had were horse-drawn drays. Breathing in carbon monoxide from a motor vehicle or diesel generator was like Christmas to us!”

“Kids these days don't even know they’ve been born,” lamented Mr Daily.

SPERM have been joined by the Carbon Appreciation Coalition of Australia (CACA) to launch a petition objecting to what it describes as 'all that silly nonsense and carry on'.
This story may be satire.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Nancy Pelosi's son Paul visits Ukraine to talk about oil soccer business soccer in 2017.

Paul Pelosi, Jr., son of Speakeress of The House, Nancy Pelosi, visited Ukraine in 2017 to talk about oil soccer self-enrichment. All things being equal, I never really trust someone who, when talking to you or answering a question, can't or won't make eye contact. Watch Paul for yourself.

Via The American Mirror.


Copy and RT/publish this clip. It's being yanked down at YTube. Use the code at The American Mirror link.

Blunt Force Truth News (2017): Nancy Pelosi's son in Ukaraine to talk about soccer?
Why does Nancy Pelosi’s son care about the state of soccer in Ukraine?

Paul Pelosi, Jr., a San Francisco-based investor, recently appeared on Ukrainian television to talk about his business in the country.

[Paul] Pelosi, executive director of the Corporate Governance Initiative, was asked why he was in Kiev.

Today we’re here to talk about soccer,” Pelosi said.
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The House Minority Leader’s son’s work there is curious, given the Democrats’ attempts to collaborate with Ukraine to attack Donald Trump.
InfoWarsNancy Pelosi’s Son Was Exec At Gas Company That Did Business In Ukraine.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. visited Ukraine in 2017 to meet with government officials in connection to a business initiative.

Now, unearthed records reveal that Paul Pelosi Jr. was an executive of a gas industry company that did business in Ukraine – and his mother Nancy Pelosi was featured in one of the company’s promotional videos.

Journalist Patrick Howley broke the story Thursday[.]
Patrick Howley @ Twitter.
Patrick Howley @HowleyReporter

BOOM: Nancy Pelosi's son Paul Pelosi Jr. (who went to Ukraine in 2017) was a board member of Viscoil and executive at its related company NRGLab, which DID ENERGY Business in UKRAINE!

And Nancy Pelosi appeared in a promotional video for the company!

- 3:59 PM - 3 Oct 2019

Patrick Howley @HowleyReporter
Oct 3, [2019]

Here's another video NRGLab posted the SAME DAY confirming in the Youtube text description they did energy business in Ukraine: "For example, Mika Newton helped to secure the rights to build a plant for the production of SH-boxes in Ukraine."
And this (embedded in Patrick Howley's Tweet), a fundraiser for Adam Schiff in 2013 at the home of alleged arm-dealer Igor Pasternak.


DEMS doing what they do best, accusing others, (in this case, their manufacturing of criminal activities by President Trump and Ukraine), of doing what they themselves are guilty.
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Rood Math. Math problem upsets student and parent.

A representative from Merriam-Webster, speaking on behalf of the words 'Write' and 'Its', said, "We would like people to stop thinking we all look the same and have the same meaning."

A fourth-grader at a Utah elementary school says a problem on her math homework was offensive.

The math problem compared girls' weights, KSTU reports.

I didn’t like that because girls shouldn’t be comparing each other. I know it was a math problem … but I don’t think that was really OK," 9-year-old Rhythm told KSTU.

The question read as follows: "The table to the right shows the weight of three Grade 4 students. How much heavier is Isabell than the lightest student?"

I was shocked … I was shocked, honestly,” Naomi Pacheco, Rhythm's mother, said about the assignment.

Rhythm did not answer the question. Instead, she circled the question and explained why she would not answer it.

"What! This is offensive! Sorry I won’t write this it’s rude!" Rhythm wrote in response to the math problem.

{Snip, - blah blah, feelings validated, etc etc - }

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“I can certainly see if a fourth-grade student did misconstrue that question. However, in math curriculum, wasn’t about body image — the question was about moving kilograms to pounds,” Melissa Hamilton, director of elementary teaching and learning, said.

"Eat the Babies" was a prank because LaRouche Tweet says "it was us."


So much for investigative journalism. Because the LaDouche LaRouche PAC Tweets "it was us ", some sites hopped on the bandwagon that the lady at the Cortez townhall who said, "Eat the babies", was prank.

This is all it takes to debunk something? Some Tweet from a Twitter account "claims responsibility" and boom - we have the Truth. What if ISIS had claimed responsibility for the, "We need to eat babies," lady? Would the MSM have reported it as breathlessly and truthfully as they report this alleged fact attributed to the LaDouchers? How do we know the LaDouchers "it was us" is accurate or factual? Because they said so?

Admittedly, "'Eat the babies' lady" is so far-fetched that it should be something instantly recognized as being questionable. With social media being falsely relied upon as a foundation for accuracy in reporting news, the blur between what is actual, and what isn't, is no longer easily distinguished. Because The Left has gone beyond the Lunatic Fringe, there is no longer room in doubting what they say or do.

The Virginia girl who claimed that three white boys held her down and cut her dreadlocks was swallowed by the media hook, line and sinker. When first reported, the media swung into their Oh The Humanity mode. Blatant, inexcusable racism, it was for these white boys to forcefully cut the dreadlocks of a black girl. We can place this despicable act on the shoulders of our Racist President.

Except, the dreadlock-cutting story was false. A complete and total lie.


Today's Stamford Advocate was eager in reporting that the outburst from "Eat the babies" lady was staged by a Pro-Trump group.

The fine folks at LaRouche are a "pro-Trump group." Who knew? They threw their whole-hearted support to DEM Martin O'Malley in 2016. Yeah, a bunch of pro-Tumpers at the LaDouche organization. Uh-huh...

I don't have any issue with the LaDouche crowd, but their political beliefs - to me - falls somewhere between the Dennis Kucinich UFO crowd and those who say they witnessed firsthand Bigfoot and to prove it, they produce a blurry picture of a distant figure lurking around some trees. Nice potato-cam you have there. Time for an upgrade.

You can give Lyndon LaRouche's politics whatever pretend spin you want, but to define them as Republican is no different than stating that Michael Moore is anorexic.

Liberals have been telling us for decades that just because something lacks factual basis doesn't mean it's not true. Applying that same standard to "Eat the babies" lady allows us to interpret her words as nothing other than a sincere and factual statement.

I'm the King of England and I successfully built the world's bestest quantum computer in my garage last night. How do you know this is true? Well - I just wrote that I did.

Did you know that Lyndon LaRouche and L. Ron Hubbard were the same person? It's true. My empirical evidence is that I never personally witnessed the two of them together in the same room. And, since I wrote it here on social media, it must be true.

I'll wait for the Stamford Advocate to reprint my claims.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

"We need to eat babies," Cortez is told at Townhall meeting. (VIDEO)


The video. Watch all of it: 


Read more at The Daily Wire:
"I love that you support the Green Deal, but it’s not getting rid of fossil fuel, it’s not going to solve the problem fast enough,” the woman continued. “A Swedish professor [said] we can eat dead people but that’s not fast enough. So I think your next campaign slogan has to be this: 'We got to start eating babies'! We don’t have enough time! There is too much CO2," [said the yet-to-be-identified woman].

Twitter Removes Viral Biden Meme Posted By Trump. Here it is.

Video Via Ted Bracewell:


Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News[.]

Twitter removed a viral meme posted by President Trump which highlighted Joe Biden’s duplicity on his son’s business dealings in response to a claim by the copyright owner.

The meme showed Biden denying that he had ever spoken to his son Hunter about the latter’s overseas business dealings.

The clip then cuts to a Nickelback video with the lyrics, “Look at this photograph, every time I do it makes me laugh.”

A photograph of Biden, his son Hunter, and a man identified as a “Ukraine gas exec” on a golf course together appears on screen with hearts drawn around their heads.

Looks like Nickelback killed the meme! pic.twitter.com/v28wzTQCi3

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) October 3, 2019

The meme was removed by Twitter this morning in response to a request from the copyright owner.

Warner Media Group owns the rights to Nickelback’s music and it is likely they who asked Twitter to take it down.

The copyright claim is completely without merit as the meme is clearly transformative and therefore fair use.

This clearly seems like a political move to prevent more people from seeing the meme and uncovering Biden’s duplicity.

An alternate version appears below.

pic.twitter.com/liNane5wGr

— Ted Bracewell 🎃👻💀👻🎃👻💀👻🎃 (@Tedakin) October 3, 2019
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel successful in canceling fundraiser for family of slain officer due to partisan politics.

Deputy Sgt. Ron Helus, killed while on duty. Police and Fire: Fallen Heroes; Ron Helus.

A charity flag football game meant to raise money for the family of fallen Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Ron Helus was canceled because a local police chief did not want Republican speakers invited to the event.

Thousands of dollars raised for the Blue Bowl, scheduled to take place last Sunday, is being returned to donors because Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel convinced organizers to withdraw support for the event, KTTV-TV reported.

Hagel reportedly complained to Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, which organized the event, that Republicans speaking at the event was a "serious problem."

"He basically said over and over in the conversation this is not Trump country, that slogan 'Make America Great' is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles, that we don't want Republicans here, I could not believe it," Randal told KTTV. "We were totally floored by this comment, 'the only thing,' and I quote, 'the only thing you coulda made [sic] this worse, Mike, was to invite Dick Cheney and Sarah Huckabee Sanders,' and I went...wow are you kidding me?"

However, the speaker schedule was bipartisan and included Trump-supporting Republicans, like actor Scott Baio and singer Joy Villa, as well Democrats, like Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's public safety liaison, KTTV reported.

Hagel told Randall to remove the Republican speakers or else he would convince local organizations, politicians, and other law enforcement agencies to withdraw support. When Randall refused, Hagel made good on his threat.

Now the charity event has been indefinitely postponed.
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[Chairty-supporter and singer Joy Villa said], "I was gonna come up from Hollywood to support this, this is not okay, this is prejudice, hello?" she said. "You're shutting down an event because of the way conservatives think, because I support the president? This is disgusting, I'm appalled, and in all my years being an out conservative, I've never seen something so despicable like this."

Randall said, "Ron Helus was a true hero, he saved lives that night, did he run in and go 'Are you Republican or Democrat or independent, I need to know before I help you?' No they don't. ... You've messed with the wrong person, you've messed with the wrong founder, you've messed with the wrong foundation."

Helus, a 29-year-veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, was killed during a horrific mass murder in November 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California.
 Tim Hagel, Fillmore Gazette.

How could someone actively and successfully campaign against a fundraiser for the family of a slain fellow officer, based only on partisan politics? Had the political ideology in this been reversed, we are well aware of what would be endless, hysterical shrieking from The Political Left and their water-carrying MSM.

CNN: Sgt. Helus was about one year from retiring
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Bernie Sanders hospitalized in Vegas. Blockage in an artery.


Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

 "During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted," said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement.

"Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," Weaver said. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates."
It is curious why Sanders sought medical treatment in the U.S., a country with the most deplorable and atrocious health care, instead of being treated in Cuba or Canada. He must have that Platinum Level ACA Health Coverage that only rich people can afford.

Get well Bernie. Your comedic value in the campaign can't be replaced by any of the other candidates.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Greta Thunberg called a "Whore" on Facebook post by a soccer coach. He was fired.


Italian Serie D club Grosseto has fired youth coach Tommaso Casalini after a Facebook rant that labeled teenage eco-activist Greta Thunberg a “wh**e,” and added further offensive remarks that prompted the club to dismiss him.

The 16-year-old Swedish eco-warrior garnered global attention after her emotional speech at the United Nations in which she accused international leaders and politicians of “stealing her childhood.”
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Italian coach Casalini decided to weigh in on the issue by calling the Swedish activist a “wh**e,” in a Facebook post and seemed to defend his attack on her by saying that as a 16-year-old, she was “at the right age.”

    "Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up - and change is coming."

    -- @GretaThunberg addresses world leaders at UN #ClimateAction Summit. https://t.co/g4uXzT9aRMpic.twitter.com/4nEpUF65Lj
    — United Nations (@UN) September 24, 2019

“This wh**e! [sic] A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she’s at the right age,” he wrote on Facebook.

The club immediately reacted to Casalini’s social media post, announcing that they had parted ways with him as he was not “acting in line with the club, who focus on moral values even more than technical values.”

Casalini later issued an apology, admitting that the offensive post was written in an outburst of anger.

I’d like to publicly apologise to everyone, starting with Greta Thunberg, for the post I wrote on Facebook last week. It was an outburst written in a moment of anger against the young Swedish activist with absolutely the wrong language and content I regret,” he said.
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Post title updated and changed to reflect "Facebook Post" rather than "Twitter".