Wednesday, October 27, 2021
This seditious s.o.b. is an obvious danger to society. Lock him up & throw away the key.A 50-year-old felon facing charges of attacking two people at a “Stop the Steal” rally and counterprotest outside Santa Ana College last year is now charged with participating in attempts to breach the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to court records obtained Wednesday.
Kim Michael Sorgente was named in a complaint Oct. 21 in federal court in Washington, D.C., charging him with civil disorder and being in a restricted building or grounds. The federal investigation began March 15, just two days before he was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon related to the Dec. 6 protest at 17th and Bristol streets in Santa Ana, according to court records.
Sorgente is charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the Santa Ana protest case. He is accused of attacking two people with a megaphone, according to the criminal complaint.
Sorgente was convicted of carjacking May 7, 1996, in San Bernardino County Superior Court, according to court records.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement Wednesday saying Sorgente is an “active anti-mask and anti-vaccine movement organizer in Orange County.”
Foley said he is a “dangerous individual,” who protested outside of her house when she was Costa Mesa mayor.
“He again joined others to protest at my home earlier this year and verbally harassed my family, interrupted my remarks at an event in Huntington Beach to remember the victims of the 9/11 tragedy, which required a police escort to my vehicle to safely leave the event, and most recently attempted to disrupt an event related to the oil spill” that was held in Laguna Beach, Foley said.
Funny, we hear the rapist community has been backing you for at least 30 yrs.“Liberty University’s new president, Jerry Prevo, told a top university official this year that he wanted the large Christian school to become a more effective political player with the goal of helping to influence elections,” Politico reports.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Today, the conservative intellectuals who first came together in defense of Trumpism and under the banner of National Conservatism are preparing the ideological terrain for a post-liberal America. Not to take them seriously betrays a historical naïveté and a fetishization of the intellect—as if intelligence has never walked alongside moral and political horror—as well as a dreadful overconfidence in the immediate appeal of the liberal democratic worldview.
Whoa there, cowpoke. Who exactly is threatening "to destroy the traditions and conceptual foundations of western democracies"? Sissy liberals? Or the kind of shitheel who wants "western democracy" to mean oligarchy, rule by the elites, a limited franchise & so on? These vast intellects are living in Bizarro World, & the AT&T/Warner Bros./DC Comics industrial complex should evict them directly to lunatic asylums.Laura Field / New Republic:Pro-Trump Professors Are Plotting an Authoritarian Comeback — On Halloween, the second National Conservatism conference, or NatCon II, will kick off in Orlando, Florida. It is hard to know quite what to make of the lineup for the three-day fest, which boasts a few household names …Brad Reed / Raw Story: These far-right intellectuals saw Trump's presidency as a ‘trial balloon’ — and have much worse things plannedAdam Ellwanger / The American Mind: Preparing the Way Ahead — In the summer of 2019, just a few months before the onset of the pandemic, a few dozen right-leaning intellectuals met in Washington, D.C. They came together because they shared a feeling that America was at a dangerous impasse—one in which liberal ideology, approaching its sociocultural endgame, threatened to destroy the traditions and conceptual foundations of western democracies. This conference, dubbed “National Conservatism,” made news across the world. Organized by the Edmund Burke Foundation, the conference is now viewed by some as the beginning of the intellectual effort to galvanize a new coalition of political tribes that might be equipped to resist the looming threats to western life—both at home and abroad.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Just as their hero Jesus lived. Modest, cloth-coat Republicans. Hah! Not hard to imagine "Mother" asking, "Miiiike, why don't we ever have any money?" over & over, is it?And who is fool enough to pay a legalized bribe to any one-term Vice-President, let alone a bribe that involves listening to such a world-renowned dullard & stiff? People hedging their bets on the possibility Trump will be mouldering in his grave/prison by 2024? (S'pose he could run from prison. Electing a convicted seditionist & tax-evading crook really would own the libs, wouldn't it? "Vote The Crook In!" would be quite a switcheroo.)Tom LoBianco / Vanity Fair:“He's Making Real Money for the First Time in His Life”: Mike Pence Is Already Cashing In on His Potential 2024 Run — The former veep and his wife are living their best lives: traveling widely, making bank on the speaking circuit, and residing in one of Indiana's toniest suburbs.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
It is the firm editorial position of this web-log that all bosses should have their lying tongues cut from their lying mouths. Let's see the useless pricks give orders w/o tongues.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Hey Carlos Garcia, turn green & die, O.K.?Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:Dennis Prager Announces He Has COVID After Hugging ‘Thousands’ to Get It — The right-wing personality offered dangerous advice to his audience about achieving natural immunity, which can kill a person in the process. — Right-wing personality and talk radio host Dennis Prager, who once “proved” COVID was nothing to worry about by describing his habit of eating with dirty utensils in restaurants, has now contracted COVID.But, this wasn’t a bad thing, Prager insisted. In fact, getting sick with the virus was his plan all along, he announced Monday during his show, which streams daily on YouTube.“It is infinitely preferable to have natural immunity than vaccine immunity and that is what I have hoped for the entire time,” Prager told listeners from his home, where he is quarantining. “Hence... I have engaged with strangers, constantly hugging them, taking photos with them knowing that I was making myself very susceptible to getting COVID… [It is] what I wanted, in the hope I would achieve natural immunity and be taken care of by therapeutics. That is exactly what has happened.”Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
Dennis Prager Says He Has Covid and Was Trying To Get Infected: ‘I Have Engaged With Strangers, Constantly Hugging Them’
Key word? DOZENS. Dozens & dozens. In a county estimated to have 9,969,510 humanoids. Dozens, do you hear me? DOZENS!!
Shut your whining mouths about losing your alleged democracy & your anti-democratic Constitution. No nation w/ a Senate, a filibuster & an Electoral College has any claim to being a democracy, or even a democratic republic, yet none of you idiots noticed until about a yr. ago? Anyone w/ even a vague comprehension of what words mean knew this long ago, & the election of 2000 should have made it frighteningly clear to anyone whose head wasn't permanently lodged in their ass. Which, of course, lets most of the planet out.
Few gave a shit then, & for all the yakking no one's doing a damn thing now. Lying hypocrites & chicken-shit assholes, every one. Except those who are so bestially stupid & ignorant they can't handle enough information to be hypocrites.
Indeed, is there another nation on the face of this planet that has an Electoral College or a filibuster? What is this bullshit? Stop it, you fucking cretins!!!
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Read it all, then go out & at least let the air out of someone's tires. Y'know, today's plasticmobiles burn pretty easily too. Hints.Traffic stops are by far the most common reason that police officers initiate contact with members of the public; they account for 84 percent of encounters, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In fact, before cars, ordinary citizens rarely came in contact with law enforcement. As we rebuilt cities around the automobile, historians contend, drivers came to expect to be policed. And communities of color have paid the highest price.
... a new threat was emerging on American streets. America’s first drivers––overwhelmingly well-to-do white men––were wreaking havoc, refusing to slow down for horses or pedestrians. Ordinary citizens were endangering one another’s lives, and police time was more and more pulled to the roadside.
“Cars profoundly altered the relationship between citizens and the police,” the legal historian Sarah Seo wrote in her 2019 book, Policing the Open Road. “Because so many people drove, a vast and mostly ‘law-abiding’ population suddenly became subject to policing.”
City governments, once reluctant to invest in law enforcement, changed course as cars were widely adopted in the 1910s. Suddenly, Vollmer’s dream of an entirely “motor-mounted” force no longer felt far-fetched. In 1925, traffic violations entered the criminal code. Fines and citations soon buttressed department budgets––funding more police on the ground, with more guns, and more cars to police other cars.
In 1925’s Carroll v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the police could search automobiles—unlike homes and offices––without a warrant. This Prohibition-era “vehicle exception,” passed to counter an uptick in alcohol smuggling, gouged a hole in citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights. Suddenly, law enforcement had unprecedented entry into our private lives––all an officer needed was a missing license plate or a broken taillight.
Thus was born the pretextual stop.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Didn't seem to work:
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Gee, I'd guess that if the Bay Area were to lose over half its population it'd once again be the wonderful place it was before all the whiny out-of-state carpetbaggers invaded in search of tech fortunes. Fuck you, whichever stupid generation you interloping bastards are part of.