[Townhall] So, I was out at dinner with my old battalion commander — literally outside, because dining inside apparently is super deadly if you live under blue tyranny — and we were laughing at this whole "Muh Insurrekshun" nonsense. What happened January 6 was no "insurrection" in any meaningful sense of the word, especially not to those who survived the riots of 2020, and not to us either. See, I was my old battalion commander’s assistant operations officer and I was riding with him in his HUMVEE driving through Los Angeles as it burned in April 1992.
That was a riot. What happened on Capitol Hill was a few dudes dressed like Conan the Fauxbarian acting like fools and occasionally fighting with the cops while a few hundred other dudes took selfies in the Rotunda.
We were in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Infantry, the first combat arms unit on the street during the LA Riot, a riot brought to you by Maxine Waters and other idiots, by the way. There was burning and looting and dozens we can say with absolute certainty were murdered by the LA rioters, unlike at the Capitol. It lasted for days. You wouldn’t know it from Rep. Stolen Cower, who seems to claim she suffered PTSD from being at the far end of the same ZIP code as the bruhaha, but what happened on January 6 was no "insurrection," and Republicans need to stop playing along with the Establishment talking point that it was.
The idea of an "insurrection" is to delegitimize all resistance to the garbage Establishment’s reign of error, and to play along is to give credence to its lie and to empower its propaganda. You have done nothing wrong by rejecting the Establishment narrative. You have done nothing wrong by protesting what you see as a flawed election and a corrupt ruling class. You have a right to protest anything you want, and you don’t need their permission.
Dissent is patriotic. Or did that end when it became inconvenient?
They hype the happening because they want to make you afraid to speak up. They want to try to make it impossible for you to live in this society if you do not parrot the party line. They won’t say it that way. They will try to wrap themselves in the same flag they were calling a symbol of white supremacy last year to try to seize some sort of moral high ground and shut you up. Like they give a damn about the Constitution. This tiresome "insurrection" and "sedition" palaver is just a ham-handed attempt to turn 74 million Americans — almost none of whom wear Thor drag — into enemies of mom and apple pie, which is weird because they usually hate traditional family structures and non-kale foods.
Yeah, we get that it was scary to have knuckleheads running rampant through the Capitol. Blame the knuckleheads. Don't blame the other 74 million people who supported President Trump. And quit playing along with the ridiculous idea that January 6 was Fort Sumpter x 9/11 to the Pearl Harborth power.
Posted by: Bobby ||
02/12/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
Yep, an unarmed American flag waiving insurrection. Why those pubs even sang the National Anthem while they were insurrecting.
Posted by: Spoter B ||
02/12/2021 7:43 Comments ||
Orwellian DoubleThink when Seattle is "Peaceful" and Jan 6 Washington D.C. is "The Second Civil War!!!!!11!!" (What about earlier riots in Washington D.C> over the summer/fall, hmmmm?).
I'm not a constitutional scholar but I disagree.
This is the best forum to get that information out to the public. If the information is solid (and silent victories in court cases suggests at least some of it is) it is worth any downside to get it out.
It'll be easier to fix election laws if everyone feels the election was a bit stinky.
If it doesn't work and he loses the impeachment so what? If we don't see election reform we'll just see more of the same next time anyway.
[Ynet] - While countless COVID-19 patients leave this world in great pain and agony, Israel is fighting a growing sector who choose to listen to pseudo-scientists instead of health experts, thereby putting themselves and others at risk.
This week, I visited the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit at Sheba Medical Center, where my sister-in-law is a senior nurse. As we were talking, one of the machines monitoring the patients started beeping.
Within a fraction of a second, the head nurse appeared in the adjacent room with a crash cart of resuscitation equipment. A couple of seconds later, three doctors and two more nurses raced in as well. I stepped outside.
Later, I heard that everything was fine. One of the patients had deteriorated, the staff reacted immediately, and the man, who was neither young nor healthy, was saved.
In unrelated instance two days later, I met with a friend who is a doctor at a coronavirus ward in one of the country's major hospitals.
When I told her how fast the medical team had reacted and that everything had ended well, she just sighed.
"I wish I could tell this is how it works with us too. What you saw there is not happening and will not happen with us, at least not in the near future, and when I say, 'the near future', I mean the coming months, not days," she said.
Last week, her ward counted another six dead. All had showed signs of distress that required immediate resuscitation. But the two nurses and three doctors — the number of staff who could have given at least some of the patients a fighting chance - were simply not there.
"People hear about the healthcare system collapsing, but they have no idea what it means in practice," she said. "It means that some patients we could have saved do die."
Just like that, they die. They pass away in great pain, taken from this world just to become another number in the tally of deaths that has been climbing for many months, leaving behind broken hearts and a sense of great frustration and grief for which there is no cure.
According to recent reports, 2.5 million Israelis over the age of 16 have yet to have the vaccine. Some 350,000 of them are over the age of 60 and are as such defined as a risk group.
Some of them might still be waiting to get the shot for logistical reasons, but others belong to a growing number of adherents of pseudo-science on the margins of our society as it grapples with the pandemic.
Israel can spend millions on education to combat half-truths disguised as scientific facts, but this is a battle that is unlikely to be won, if you will forgive the pessimism. Between the Ulta-Orthodox & anti-vaxer Libs ...
Here's a conspiracy theory for you: the virus was created and the media atmosphere around it further weaponized to help in turning _you_ and other people who think You Fucking Love Science Sexually into useful idiots for Xi to use against their countrymen. It's worked here in the states, and it's working in Israel where you slyly imply stuff about "the ultra orthodox" that would embarrass a medieval peasant if said about "the jews."
The problem is that "conspiracy" changes all the time. First wearing masks is one, then not wearing them is. Now it's 2 and pantyhose even after vaccination. Plus, we have always been at war with Eastasia.
How many of the medical staff at the second hospital refused vaccination, g(r)omgoru? I saw an article the other day showing that hospital staff vaccination rates in Israel are between — as I recall — 60% and 95%. I can’t remember where I saw it, but I’ll keep looking when I have a moment. At any rate, if any of the medical staff out sick on that ward refused to be vaccinated, this would make their actions manslaughter by the morality laid out by the writer’s doctor friend.
Snowy Thing, the ultra-orthodox Jewish population in England in testing is showing 65% with Covid antibodies. One can assume that the ultra-orthodox in Israel are behaving similarly and seeing a similar result of naturally acquired herd immunity.
Not just your "whakadoodles", there are a lot of go alongs and well intentioned are having serious credibility issues, with good reason, with the game rules constantly changing and the vaccine 'dollar on a string' game being played.
When the sane and the funny are like, "Next they'll say we need to stick things up our ass." and three weeks later, The Science! says we need to stick swabs up our ass, you got a fucking credibility problem.
I see Health Experts, I spit, and those germs on the floor are much safer than the Health Expert Lifestyle.
The CHO has issued domestic abuse is a real problem. Teen suicide and stupid tidepod tricks are up. Anxiety, Depression, Foreclosure, entire life dreams wiped out, all so some people feel like extras in Andromeda Strain, play expert, or grab power.
I've seen those infected range from a couple days of the pits to contributing to death. We are coming up on the one year of '2 weeks of lockdown', which was apparently house arrest, where those of us here were wondering about the price of preventative measures.
By what metric do we measure dad, who lost his income maybe even his business, drunk again, taking it out on mom, in front of the kids who are on their 3rd semester of learning nothing?
The kids who would rather go to summer camp to quarantine 2 weeks with strangers because too much time around family?
The kids who kill themself, and the ripple that makes? How do you measure that?
Neighbors finking on neighbors, family turning in family, what's that?
The obesity, the lethargy, the lack of athletics, and all the down the stream associated health problems.
The delayed or ignored routine dental and health screening and checkups, the delay in emergency medical services especially stroke and heart attack, the preventable or treatable cancers and diseases, how do we accrue that price?
And the mountains of environmental waste, the disposable masks, gloves, faceshields, the food which went bad because they couldn't buy a new fridge or freezer because the assembly shut down because of someone running a temperature, the buildings and goods ruined because criminals are allowed to roam the streets, the needles and paraphernalia due to increased drug use, the styrofoam and plastic from take-home meals.
Quality of life, spending perpetuity in house arrest, harassed at checkpoints, Karen patrols, lectures and name calling, suspending reality to conform to the game while the refs openly cheat the rules, computer screen as substitute for natural interaction, the humiliation of nose swabs surpassed by anal probes, the destruction of spontaneity, the humiliation by the medias of those who buck the game, 11 months of brace for impact, and every time someone looks around Oh New Strain! Triple Mask! Butt Plugs!
I have put a lot of time and effort and resources into my children, both have great potential, they have the intellectual requirements, they used to have the emotional requirements but the only reason they haven't gained the Covid-20 lbs is they quit eating at school, half because of the masketeers and half because slight depression symptoms. What is that fucking cost?
And all being pushed by a class of people who would rather work from home because jerking off to co-workers is easier during Zoom meetings.
Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go relax by watching some overworked health workers go Boot Scootn' Boogie.
I didn't even get into how we have blown it in case of a serious killer bug; basically all done any and all resources, credibility, financial net, every resource wasted and all that's been done is prove that we'd be fvkd.
Going around like fuggin a dead chicken is a great warmup for wrestling a dinosaur. It is hubris on a classical greek literature level, and those guys always get punished in a bad way, "Oh ye are mightier than the Gods?!" -snap- turned into a donkey, then gets purchased by his mom to work with her in a Donkey Show.
[Federalist] President Joe Biden is reportedly considering domestic travel restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus variants while effectively opening the nation’s borders to unvetted foreign trespassers.
"This is a war and we’re at battle with the virus. War is messy and unpredictable, and all options are on the table," an anonymous White House official told the Miami Herald, singling out Florida, where a third of all strains of the U.K. variant found in the U.S. has been identified.
The variant, known as B.1.1.7 is supposedly more transmissible, doubling in the United States every 10 days according to a new study published Sunday. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed. According to Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, the COVID-19 vaccines and previous COVID-19 infection currently appear to give good protection against the U.K. and other newer variants.
In a Philadelphia elementary school, teachers are putting a premium on radicalism, not reading.
According to whistleblower documents and a source within the school, a fifth-grade teacher at the inner-city William D. Kelley School designed a social studies curriculum to celebrate Davis, praising the “black communist” for her fight against “injustice and inequality.” As part of the lesson, the teacher asked students to “describe Davis’ early life,” reflect on her vision of social change, and “define communist”—presumably in favorable terms.
The William D. Kelley School has long been one of the most troubled in the district. The school’s student population is 94 percent black and 100 percent “economically disadvantaged.” Academically, it is one of the worst-performing schools in Pennsylvania. By sixth grade, only 3 percent of students are proficient in math, and 9 percent are proficient in reading. By graduation, only 13 percent of Kelley students will have achieved basic literacy.
Unfortunately, the programs at William Kelley are no aberration. In recent years, the entire Philadelphia public school system has embraced the philosophy of “antiracism.” Last summer, the superintendent released an Antiracism Declaration promising to “[dismantle] systems of racial inequity” and circulated a memo recommending racially segregated training programs for white and black educators. The local teachers’ union produced a video denouncing the United States as a “settler colony built on white supremacy and capitalism” that has created a “system that lifts up white people over everyone else.” The solution, according to the union, is to overthrow the “racist structure of capitalism,” provide “reparations for Black and Indigenous people,” and “uproot white supremacy and plant the seeds for a new world.”
Its not like they need to actually be educated to vote democrat - which is their apparent [acccording to the School District) chief role in society.
And now, thanks to Dominion, they don't even have to correctly identify the Democrat on the ballot. Dominion will auto-correct their ballot.
Back before children, I used to tutor adult illiterates. My students came to us because they finally realized they wanted to know what they hadn’t bothered with as children.
If there are any church groups in the Philadephia area looking for a project, adult literacy and pre-GED training — church-to-church — possibly couched in terms of not letting The Man keep their parishioners down, or giving them the tools to succeed... anyway, if you get the parents reading and teaching their children to read, they won’t put up with this crap from the schools. Possibly in time the parents could set up an after-school/Sunday school program for their own children and as an outreach to the community.
And I'm just talking mindspace-wise. Lordy, if I'd only foreseen how hideously our glorious expanded universe would compress the mind of everyman [rapper's forehead diamond here], damned if I wouldn't rule the world... or at least myself.
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.