Hi there, !
Today Wed 04/14/2021 Tue 04/13/2021 Mon 04/12/2021 Sun 04/11/2021 Sat 04/10/2021 Fri 04/09/2021 Thu 04/08/2021 Archives
488076 articles and 1723237 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 59 articles and 220 comments as of 22:12.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Posting Order
Convicted ISIS supporter tells Chicago judge he's 'just a normal guy'
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 6: Politix
9 18:53 Sluse Grealet9429 [249] 
2 03:06 Shoque Ebbereger9179 [152] 
16 23:21 Clem [366] 
2 07:23 Bobby [272] 
10 17:45 trailing wife [351] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
2 13:55 Procopius2k [256]
5 18:33 swksvolFF [221]
5 18:17 trailing wife [232]
0 [196]
0 [159]
5 23:22 Lumpy Guelph4716 [401]
4 18:43 Mercutio [219]
1 10:34 Sonny Black [143]
0 [121]
1 07:30 Mercutio [149]
2 09:31 b [215]
0 [145]
0 [107]
4 11:14 Pearl Lover of the Welsh8583 [258]
2 01:19 CrazyFool [195]
0 [95]
0 [115]
0 [88]
2 01:09 trailing wife [265]
0 [80]
Page 2: WoT Background
12 23:45 Wherese Smiter of the Texans1200 [304]
4 19:41 Crusomble Darling of the Hemps2401 [537]
0 [135]
4 12:16 CrazyFool [159]
0 [135]
0 [119]
1 19:03 Sluse Grealet9429 [89]
0 [80]
0 [125]
0 [146]
0 [77]
2 09:51 b [180]
0 [103]
Page 3: Non-WoT
4 17:02 Raj [170]
14 21:23 CrazyFool [382]
7 21:43 Clem [264]
4 18:06 trailing wife [260]
2 13:13 Gravirong and Tenille8116 [191]
6 19:54 Raj [205]
17 19:58 Clem [317]
19 16:55 Skidmark [412]
2 05:44 NN2N1 [260]
5 21:17 magpie [194]
0 [73]
0 [73]
7 20:44 Flitch Bluetooth7331 [252]
7 21:07 magpie [273]
5 09:57 Clem [161]
5 20:47 Sonny Sproing8622 [295]
Page 4: Opinion
0 [480]
6 18:55 Sluse Grealet9429 [241]
8 17:38 Frank G [623]
5 19:46 Wholuter Thud2664 [409]
2 15:43 trailing wife [379]
-Land of the Free
USSC 5-4 decision on Friday night again overrules Ninth Circuit decision
The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided decision late Friday ruled in favor of lifting restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, overturning a lower court ruling that upheld Gov. Gavin Newsom's limits on people from different homes.

The 5-4 unsigned ruling follows other similar decisions recently regarding churches and the coronavirus pandemic. The decision noted it was the fifth time the court has rejected the Ninth Circuit's analysis of California coronavirus restrictions.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under:


Seriously isn't time to purge the 9th and pick judges that actually read the US Constitution and the US Law. Instead of trying to create law from the bench?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/11/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  There's a reason it's called "The 9th Circus Court of Appeals"
Posted by: Warthog || 04/11/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#3  its from too diverse a constituency and is spread from Alaska to Arizona. dismantle it and create 2 from the remains
Posted by: 746 || 04/11/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  5-4 with Roberts dissenting. At this point he's gone full Souter.
Posted by: Angstrom || 04/11/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Roberts may have been seduced by the conceit that the Chief Justice must make "Peace" in the Court his highest goal (to provide for a peaceful nation). It is hard to be peaceful when the Left only appoints ideologues that don't believe in peace or taking prisoners.
Posted by: magpie || 04/11/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#6  5-4 with Roberts dissenting

Works for me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/11/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm wondering if Roberts is wearing Ginsburg's bloomers under his robes.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/11/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Third world country, coming soon
Posted by: Dopey Lover of the Bunions6705 || 04/11/2021 13:18 Comments || Top||

#9  And now, with Roberts, we have the U.S. Supreme Circus...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/11/2021 15:14 Comments || Top||

#10  The 9th Circuit is much more evenly balanced that it was before President Trump and Senator McConnell colluded to fill all the vacant judgeships around the country. The Supreme Court isn’t having to reverse nearly as many 9th Circus rulings as they used to.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Deflection: ‘Reforms’ follow deadly year in New York nursing homes
Scare quotes in headline mine. As described in this Ay Pee article that Al Ahram thinks important enough to share with their Egyptian readers. these so-called reforms do nothing to prevent a repeat of the deaths that resulted from Governor Cuomo’s orders that nursing homes must accept elderly patients ill with Covid, rather than keeping them in the hospital like everyone else. Instead, the new rules require that all nursing home profits above the limit must be spent in certain ways or turned over to the great State of New York.
[AlAhram] Rules passed in recent days as part of a state budget deal would require for-profit homes to spend at least 70% of their revenue on direct patient care, including 40% on staffers who work directly with residents

After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state politicians have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care.

Under the deal, set to be signed by Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo, a Democrat, home operators will also face limits on their profit margins. Any profits in excess of 5% would have to be sent to the state.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:


Posted by: Glusosing Wheregum9434 || 04/11/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#2  A nation that puts a Minneapolis officer in prison for doing his job while ignoring the crimes of a proven killer who holds high office, the NY Governor, is a sick nation on the verge of collapse
Posted by: Shoque Ebbereger9179 || 04/11/2021 3:06 Comments || Top||

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules State Shouldn’t Purge Thousands of Voters Who May Have Moved From Rolls
[EpochTimes] Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, in siding with Democrats, ruled that the state should not purge voters from rolls after they were flagged as possibly having moved out of the state.

The court’s 5-2 ruling (pdf) means about 69,000 people on the list of likely movers will not have their voter registrations deactivated. Republicans had sought to purge the voter roles for years.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), a conservative group, argued that Wisconsin’s election commission broke the law when it didn’t remove voters from rolls after they did not respond within 30 days to a mailing effort in 2019 that indicated they were identified as someone who potentially moved out-of-state.

The lawsuit was first brought in 2019, and at that time, about 234,000 were on the list. Of those who remain, none voted in the 2016 presidential election, said the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The court ruled that the job of removing voters from rolls is up to local election officials, not the state election commission.

"There is no credible argument that it does" apply to the commission, Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote for the majority.

Dissenting judges said that both state and local officials are responsible for clearing up voter rolls for people who have moved.

"The majority’s decision leaves the administration of Wisconsin’s election law in flux, at least with respect to ensuring the accuracy of the voter rolls," Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote for the minority.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can recall a woke acquaintance of mine seriously claiming that removing dead people from the voting rolls is vote suppression.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 04/11/2021 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  So then Dims support lower level, local control, not state control? Interesting.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/11/2021 7:23 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Two months into his term, the Biden administration has yet to name a cybersecurity director
[Washington Examiner] More than two months after taking office, President Joe Biden has yet to nominate a national cybersecurity director, even as the federal government deals with the massive SolarWinds breach announced late last year.

Several lawmakers and cybersecurity experts are pushing the Biden administration to name a cybersecurity director to be in charge of federal cybersecurity policy and strategy. The new job, created in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed on Jan. 1, would take on some of the White House cybersecurity coordinator's responsibilities, a position eliminated in 2018 during former President Donald Trump's administration.

The nomination, however, is complicated because Congress hasn't yet provided funding for the 75-person office that the director would lead. Also, the Biden administration is working to ensure that the director has authority to lead an interagency response to cybersecurity issues that would include the intelligence community and the military, said a person with knowledge of the administration's efforts.

Still, it is "incredibly important" for the Biden administration to appoint a new cybersecurity director, said Rep. Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, who had sponsored a bill to create the position.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/11/2021 04:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Poor cyber security is seen as a feature for this administration, not a bug.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/11/2021 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Confucians make lousy hackers?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/11/2021 6:10 Comments || Top||

#3  "Hillary's sending over some recommendations"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/11/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Is cybersecurity inherently racist?
Posted by: Clem || 04/11/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  No comment from the Paks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Focus should be on hardening systems. All systems. Not just prosecuting the occasional hacker who walks in through a wide open door. Especially since the hackers we are primarily worried about work for foreign governments. But hardening systems is the opposite of what our government wants.
Posted by: Angstrom || 04/11/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Pelosi's Pakistani choice Imran Awan had to go home...?
Posted by: magpie || 04/11/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||

#8  I figured Hunter was a shoe in.
Posted by: Slappy || 04/11/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 04/11/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

Pete Buttigieg: Racism is 'physically built into' country's highways
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
...the testicleless former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012. Buttigieg graduated from Harvard College and, on a Rhodes Scholarship, from Pembroke College, Oxford. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at McKinsey and Company, a consulting firm. From 2009 to 2017 Buttigieg served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. Buttigieg was first elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. During his second term, he announced he was gay, which surprised no one. Buttigieg also campaigned for Indiana state treasurer in 2010 and for chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2017, losing both elections. He ran for the Dem nomination in 2020 on the theory that being mayor of a nondescript medium sized city is qualification to run the country. He lost that one too...
suggested in a recent interview that racism is built into the country's highway system.
That's why asphalt is black, you know..,.
And if Mr. Buttigieg, in his role as mayor of wherever it was, arranged for streets to be paved or pot holes to be filled, that proves he, too, is a racist.
"There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars," the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor told news hound April Ryan this week in an interview discussing President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Sleazy Dem mschine politician, paterfamilias of the Biden Crime Family...
’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

Buttigieg explained that several major highways in the United States negatively affect minority communities.

"Well, if you’re in Washington, I’m told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area," he said. "There are stories, and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways."

Buttigieg added that there has been a lack of federal infrastructure projects in black communities throughout history and said it "wasn’t just an act of neglect" but rather a "conscious choice" that the Biden administration hopes to rectify in the new spending package.

Biden touted his plan on Wednesday, saying, "We don’t just fix for today. We build for tomorrow."

"Two hundred years ago, trains weren’t traditional infrastructure either until America made a choice to lay down tracks across the country," he added. "Highways weren’t traditional infrastructure until we allowed ourselves to imagine that roads could connect our nation across state lines."

Posted by: Fred || 04/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under:

#1  buttigieg says that there wasn't enough money invested in black communities and also that highways in black communities are racist.

this is what is called a contradiction in logic but in woke politics it is called an axiom

Posted by: Lord Garth || 04/11/2021 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Well...that's why concrete is white.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/11/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#3  You can SMELL it. Inhale... yes! There it is! RAYCISS MACADAM!!!
Posted by: Uneresing Fillmore2016 || 04/11/2021 0:56 Comments || Top||

#4  There are Roman roads that still can be used today -- "Infrastructure" almost 2000 years old. Hard to be more "Traditional" than that.
Posted by: magpie || 04/11/2021 1:13 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Glusosing Wheregum9434 || 04/11/2021 2:10 Comments || Top||

#6  My main objection to affirmative action is not that it advances the members of previously "oppressed" groups at the expense of the majority. It is that it seems to advance the worst members of these groups.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/11/2021 6:20 Comments || Top||


The US Interstate Hwy interconnects all US Major Cities.

A vast Majority of these Major Cities as Minority Democrat / Socialist controlled.

So what type of Racism are we talking about here?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/11/2021 6:52 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Politically useful racism
Posted by: Frank G || 04/11/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#9  You'd think his angle would be 'homophobic highways' but maybe that is next year's focus.

"Our highways need more dirt roads and we need to take them otherwise we are homophobic!"
Posted by: Retard Strength || 04/11/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#10  It's a logical extension that cars are racist in order to isolate and demonize the non-urban areas. "If you don't have cars, you don't need a highway" way of (not) thinking.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/11/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#11  the Interstate system was designed to connect all the Military bases
Posted by: 746 || 04/11/2021 11:07 Comments || Top||

#12  The great urban renewal projects (many of them involve road projects) of the 60's and 70's tore apart the poorer districts of major Democratic-run cities. But the Racist outcomes are all Republican efforts, you see.
Posted by: magpie || 04/11/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#13  I suspect the highway system will be here long after butt-gig fades to well deserved oblivion.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/11/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Buttgiggles' expertise is limited to the chocolate speedway. Stay away from the interstate, little girl
Posted by: Whavigum Trotsky1928 || 04/11/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#15  I thought he wants us to think he rides a bike?
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 04/11/2021 22:32 Comments || Top||

#16  "There is racism physically built into some of our highways...."

Wow, first I'd heard of it, Butt-boy. I mean, not even Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton [sic] ever brought that up. Not even Louie Farrakhan.
Posted by: Clem || 04/11/2021 23:21 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
4Govt of Iran
3Islamic State
2Sublime Porte
1Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Govt of Syria
1Arab Spring

E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Gulf War I
The Way We Were


On Sale now!

A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Scooter McGruder
john frum
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Frank G
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2021-04-11
  Convicted ISIS supporter tells Chicago judge he's 'just a normal guy'
Sat 2021-04-10
  Somali army captures Al-Shabab bases in central region
Fri 2021-04-09
  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II's husband, dead at 99
Thu 2021-04-08
  US vows to ‘return to compliance’ with Iran nuclear deal, lift sanctions
Wed 2021-04-07
  Iranian ship affiliated with IRGC attacked
Tue 2021-04-06
  Puntland troops foil car bombs, kill 24 ISIS militants in operation
Mon 2021-04-05
  Mozambican Armed Forces Secure Palma Airstrip
Sun 2021-04-04
  Police arrest 100 gang members who smuggled drugs into Spain on speed boats
Sat 2021-04-03
  125 ISIS arrested in al-Hol operation
Fri 2021-04-02
  Sri Lankan boat associated with Pak drug network intercepted off Kerala coast with 300 kg heroin, arms
Thu 2021-04-01
  Taliban targets coalition base in Khost province
Wed 2021-03-31
  Rebels leave beheaded bodies in streets of Mozambique town
Tue 2021-03-30
  DHS Readies Welcome for 800,000 ‘Family Migrants'
Mon 2021-03-29
  Nigeria: Troops Kill 48 Terrorists, Rescue Victims
Sun 2021-03-28
  Indonesia: Explosion at church causes casualties Update: 20 maimed, 2 jacket wallahs toes up

Better than the average link...

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (20)    WoT Background (13)    Non-WoT (16)    Opinion (5)    (0)