Sunday, June 30, 2019

Remind Me Again Now;
Which Side Won That Civil War?

The same set of snowflakes who worship posing bully/thug-wannabe/cretin Trump's calls to violence & police brutality don't like it so much when the shoe's on the other foot.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Living In an Age of Hate [Updated]  —  Byron York takes a dispassionate look at today's political/cultural landscape, which is beginning to resemble the one that preceded the Civil War: … Advocacy of incivility and violence isn't coming only from the zany far left.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Anti-Trump fever takes threatening turn  —  The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation's most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees …
illegal immigration News & Discussions:   NYT Calls For Public Shaming of Border Agents put a target on the family of every ...
Quillette:   Antifa's Brutal Assault on Andy Ngo Is a Wake-Up Call—for Authorities and Journalists Alike
Emily Zanotti / Daily Wire:   Red Hen Restaurant Owner Defends Server Who Spit On Eric Trump At Chicago Cocktail Bar

Quotes Of The Day: "... a debilitating epidemic of intenstinal influenza on board ..." & "... lost to the rigors of amphibious operations ..."

Halfway through ... another damn yr.
FRI 30 JUN 1944
Naval vessels on hand (all types) — 46,032. Personnel: Navy — 2,981,365; Marine Corps — 472,582; Coast Guard — 169,258. Total personnel — 3,623,205.

Submarine Jack (SS-259) attacks Japanese convoy about 70 miles west of Manila, and sinks army cargo ships Tsurushima Maru and Matsukawa Maru, 14°15'N, 119°40'E.

Submarine Plaice (SS-390) (despite a debilitating epidemic of intenstinal influenza on board) sinks Japanese gunboat Hyakafuku Maru northwest of Chichi Jima, 28°20'N, 141°23'E. Auxiliary netlayer Kogi Maru's counterattack is unsuccessful.

Submarine Tang (SS-306) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nikkin Maru in the Yellow Sea off Mokpo, Korea, 35°05'N, 125°00'E.

Japanese guardboat Aikoku Maru is sunk by shore battery off Kwajalein Atoll.

Off Normandy during the month of June 1944 (exact dates unknown), tank landing craft LCT-572, LCT-713, and LCT-714 are sunk by mines; LCT-147 sinks after running aground; LCT-200, LCT-244, and LCT-413 are lost to the rigors of amphibious operations.

Motor torpedo boat PT-306 captures Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 562 off Elba and tows it into Bastia, Corsica.

"Teenage Head"

Inside the lid of a box that held a bag of reefer:
Yes, a sealed box that held a sealed bag. What does today's consumer pay for such wasteful packaging? Illegal reefer came in simple sandwich baggies one could reuse. Hell, store-bought boo used to be packaged fairly simply. Do we blame "Gen X" or the Millennial Generation for this marketing/retailing bullshit?

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sensitive Snowflake Time,
W/ Added Fuck The Police!

Rico Soave / Reason:
Antifa Mob Viciously Assaults Journalist Andy Ngo at Portland Rally  —  Masked activists attacked the Quillette editor with fists and milkshakes, sending him to the emergency room.  —  Andy Ngo, a photojournalist and editor at Quillette, landed in the emergency room after a mob of antifa activists attacked him on the streets of Portland during a Saturday afternoon demonstration.
Bonchie / RedState:   Journalist Andy Ngo Violently Attacked By Antifa Today, Mainstream Media Silent (UPDATED)
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:   Journalist Andy Ngo beaten up by antifa activists at Portland protest
Kristinn ("It's a man!") Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:   Portland Police: Milkshakes Thrown (by Antifa) Reportedly Made With Quick-Drying Cement
Note added hysteria from the Gateway Pundit's collection of slop-lovers & other pigs: "Reportedly Made With Quick-Drying Cement". Really now? Does anyone believe Portland's Piggies any longer* (let alone the Gateway P.)?

However, do let us know when someone drives a car into your fascist asses, whining panty-waists.
Charlottesville, Virginia, 12 August 2017.
One must also wonder what photojournalist/editorprovocateur Ngo said/did to warrant this allegedly brutal attack.

*(19 February 2019):
Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speaks with Portland Police during the Alt Right Rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
on August 4, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. (Credit: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has asked the police chief to investigate “disturbing” texts between the commander of the department’s rapid response team and the leader of a far-right group involved in violent protests in the city.

The text messages show Lt. Jeff Niiya communicating with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson during protests, detailing the movement of a rival anti-fascist protest group and warning Gibson a Patriot Prayer member with a possible warrant for his arrest needed to be careful. The messages were first reported Thursday by the Willamette Week newspaper.

Mayor Ted Wheeler said the messages appeared to encourage Patriot Prayer and contributed to distrust of the police.

The police were accused last August of being heavy-handed and injuring some people who were protesting a rally organized by Gibson. Portland has been roiled by a series of protests over the past several years involving Gibson’s group and a left-wing movement known as antifa, whose members often wear black masks.

Patriot Prayer is a right-wing group whose members say they advocate free speech by opposing political correctness. They have staged many right-wing protests in liberal cities, mostly on the West Coast, some of which have drawn violent reactions.

In a statement, Wheeler said police must remain objective and that the texts appear to “cross several boundaries.”

“They also raise questions about whether warrants are being enforced consistently and what information is being shared with individuals who may be subject to arrest,” the mayor said.

In one text Niiya tells Gibson he doesn’t see a need to arrest his assistant, Tusitala Toese, who often brawls with anti-fascist protesters, even if he has a warrant, unless Toese commits a new crime.

“Just make sure he doesn’t do anything which may draw our attention,” Niiya texted Gibson on Dec. 9, 2017. “If he still has the warrant in the system (I don’t run you guys so I don’t personally know) the officers could arrest him. I don’t see a need to arrest on the warrant unless there is a reason.”

Efforts to reach Niiya for comment were not immediately successful.

A police spokeswoman said it is not unusual for officers to suggest people turn themselves in to avoid being arrested on a warrant.

“In crowd management situations, it may not be safe or prudent to arrest a person right at that time, so the arrest may be delayed or followed up on later It is not uncommon for officers to provide guidance for someone to turn themselves in on a warrant if the subject is not present,” Lt. Tina Jones said told Willamette Week.

Chief Danielle Outlaw said in a statement that an internal review would be conducted to see if policies were violated. “If anything is identified that is deemed outside of our values and directives, it will be addressed,” the police chief said.

A member of Portland’s City Council, Jo Ann Hardesty, said the “broken policing system in Portland” must be addressed.

“This story, like many that have come before it, simply confirms what many in the community have already known — there are members of the Portland police force who work in collusion with right-wing extremists,” she said.

Submarines Cause Total Losses

THU 29 JUN 1944
Submarine Bang (SS-385) damages Japanese fleet tanker Miri Maru (see 15 January 1945), and merchant tanker Sarawak Maru west of Luzon, 17°13'N, 118°22'E.

Submarine Darter (SS-227) attacks Japanese convoy off northern tip of Halmahera Island, and sinks minelayer Tsugaru, 02°10'N, 128°05'E.

Submarine Flasher (SS-249) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking merchant cargo ship Niho Maru and damaging oiler Notoro about 125 miles southeast of Singapore, 00°44'N, 105°45'E.

Submarine Growler (SS-215), despite presence of three escort vessels, sinks Japanese transport Katori Maru in Luzon Strait, 19°00'N, 121°42'E.

Submarine Sturgeon (SS-187) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking army cargo ship Toyama Maru in the Nansei Shoto, off Taira Jima, 27°47'N, 129°05'E.

Coastal minesweeper Valor (AMc-108) is sunk in collision with destroyer escort Richard W. Suesens (DE-342) off Newport, R.I., 41°128'N, 70°57'W.

German submarine U-984 attacks Omaha Beach-bound convoy EMC 17 about 30 miles south of the Isle of Wight, torpedoing U.S. freighters Edward M. House, H.G. Blasdel and James A. Farrell at 50°07'N, 00°47'W, and John A. Treutlen at 50°11'50'N, 00°45'35'W. Edward M. House resumes her voyage and reaches the beachhead to discharge cargo and disembark troops; she suffers only two men injured (one of whom is from the 28-man Armed Guard). H.G. Blasdel suffers the loss of 76 of her embarked troops (180 are wounded) of the 436 on board; tank landing ship LST-326 takes off the surviving troops. The ship is later towed to Southampton where she is written off as a total loss. James A. Farrell is abandoned, survivors transferring to tank landing ship LST-50; four soldiers are killed and 45 wounded from among the 421 embarked on board. There are no casualties among the 42-man merchant complement or the 31-man Armed Guard, but the ship, towed to Spithead, is written off as a total loss. John A. Treutlen is abandoned save for a skeleton crew, the merchant complement and 31-man Armed Guard being picked up by Canadian corvette HMCS Buctouche and tank landing ship LST-336. John A. Treutlen is subsequently written off as a total loss.

Motor torpedo boats PT-308 and PT-309 (Lieutenant John Newell, USNR), patrolling between Cape Falcone on the Italian mainland and the island of Elba, engage two Italian motor torpedo boats, damaging MAS 562 and forcing its abandonment (see 30 June).

Friday, June 28, 2019

Good Time To Start ...

... KILLING THE ARISTOCRATS!! Easy pickins; they'll all be clustered together:
Washington Post:
Trump plans ticketed-access area for VIPs, friends and family at July 4 celebration  —  Plans by President Trump to reshape Washington's Independence Day celebration now include an area in front of the Lincoln Memorial reserved for dignitaries, family and friends that will be accessible only through tickets distributed by the White House.

The VIP section will stretch roughly from the steps of the memorial to the midpoint of the reflecting pool, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Come To Hollywood & Die

Missed the irony of this one previously. (Or did we? Can't actually remember if we arsed ourself to type anything before, let alone if it pegged the irony meter then; you could look it up.) Two strangers from the shithole states of Texas & Utah meet in Hollywood (traffic); one dies, one is pleading not guilty to murder.
A Utah man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other counts stemming from an alleged hit-and-run crash that killed a Texas man riding an electric scooter in Hollywood.

Jared Walter Anderson, 26, of Enoch, Utah, allegedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic at Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard in the early morning hours April 13, struck Evan Dyer Faram in a marked crosswalk and then ran over the victim with a pickup truck while fleeing from police, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Faram, 31, of Dallas, died at a hospital.

Anderson allegedly drove against traffic and failed to stop at traffic signals and stop lights before crashing the truck in a residential area, according to prosecutors.

He has remained jailed in lieu of $2 million bail since his arrest by Los Angeles police early that morning, according to jail records.

Anderson was charged April 16 with one felony count each of murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit-and-run driving resulting in death to another person and fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle causing death.

The criminal complaint alleges that Anderson has a 2015 conviction in Utah for driving under the influence.

Anderson — who is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Aug. 23 — could face up to 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Tough world, Jared & Evan.

[These yobs again.]

East Of Zamboanga

WED 28 JUN 1944
Submarine Archerfish (SS-311) sinks Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No.24, 30 miles southwest of Iwo Jima, 24°25'N, 141°20'E, as the enemy warship covers unloading operations by what are most likely landing ships.

Submarine Pargo (SS-264) attacks Japanese convoy in Moro Gulf, [sic]* army cargo ship Yamagiku Maru and damages Coast Defense Vessel No.10 about 35 miles east of Zamboanga, 06°50'N, 121°30'E.

Submarine Sealion (SS-315), despite presence of escorts, sinks Japanese collier Sansei Maru in Tsushima Strait, 33°53'N, 129°01'E.

USAAF B-24s (14th Air Force) attack Japanese convoy MATA 23 southwest of the Pescadores, sinking transport Ussuri Maru off Formosa, 23°49'N, 119°02'E.

U.S. freighter Charles W. Eliot fouls two mines about four miles off Juno Beach, Normandy, and breaks in two; there are no fatalities among the crew (which includes a 31-man Armed Guard). Survivors are transferred to freighter George W. Woodward and later tank landing craft LCT-527 for transportation to England. Charles W. Eliot is subsequently written off as a total loss.

*Hadda look it up.
28 June 1944:
Moro Gulf, 35 miles east of Zamboanga. At 0712, LtCdr Ian C. Eddy’s (USNA ’30) USS PARGO (SS-264) torpedoes YAMAGIKU MARU. She explodes and catches fire. At 0720, YAMAGIKU MARU sinks by the stern at 06-50N, 121-32E. Three crewmen are KIA. PARGO also torpedoes and possibly damages CD-10.

Tweet Of The Day: Off The Pigs!!

Friday Freak-Out

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Seahorse (SS-304) Attacks!

TUE 27 JUN 1944
TF 58 planes complete destruction of Japanese water tanker Kizugawa Maru, already damaged irreparably by submarine Seahorse (SS-304) on 8 April off Guam.

Submarine Seahorse (SS-304) attacks Japanese convoy, and sinks merchant tanker Medan Maru south-southwest of Formosa, 21°10'N, 120°31'E.

Today In Juxtaposition

"... Still There, Trying to Escape"

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cherbourg Surrenders

MON 26 JUN 1944
Cruiser and destroyers (Rear Admiral Ernest G. Small) bombard Japanese positions at Kurabu Zaki, Paramushiro, Kurils.

Infantry landing craft (gunboat) LCI(G)-438 and LCI(G)-456 repel attack by Japanese barges (some of which fire torpedoes) off Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, but both gunboats are damaged in the battle.

Elsewhere off Saipan, cargo ship Mercury (AK-42) is damaged by low-flying Japanese aircraft that flies into cargo boom, and is hit by dud aerial torpedo, 15°10'N, 145°58'E.

British submarine HMS Truculent attacks Japanese convoy, sinking cargo ship Harugiku Maru about 60 miles southeast of Medan, Sumatra, 03°15'N, 99°46'E.

USAAF P-38s sink Japanese army cargo ship Hokushin Maru east of Halmahera Island, 01°03'N, 131°08'E.

USAAF B-25s sink Japanese fishing boat No.1 Daisen Maru off Manokwari.

German garrison at Cherbourg, France, surrenders.

Hot Property/Urban Blight

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Shoot-Out At Cherbourg

SUN 25 JUN 1944
Submarine Bashaw (SS-241) attacks Japanese convoy, and sinks army cargo ship Yamamiya Maru between Taland Island and Halmahera, 03°28'N, 127°06'E.

Submarine Jack (SS-259) attacks Japanese convoy, and sinks merchant tanker San Pedro Maru off northwest coast of Luzon, 16°17'N, 119°40'E.

Japanese minelayer Nichiyu Maru* (see 3 March 1943 and 12 June 1944) is further damaged by naval gunfire in Apra Harbor, Guam.

Battleship, cruiser, and destroyer force (Rear Admiral Morton L. Deyo) duels with German shore batteries and coastal defenses at Cherbourg, France; battleship Texas (BB-35) and destroyers Barton (DD-722), Laffey (DD-724), and O'Brien (DD-725) are all damaged by the enemy gunfire.

*After U.S. forces capture Guam, the wreck of Nichiyu Maru is demolished with explosives sometime between 27 and 30 July.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Comedy Corner, W/ Mockery & Mirth

New York Times:
Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery  —  Iranian officials have railed for two months against the Trump administration's sanctions blocking their oil sales as “economic warfare.”  —  But the response to the latest American penalties imposed on Monday …
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:   Iranians Laugh at Trump's New Sanctions
No wonder they're laughing:
Somewhat later:

Japanese Submarine Sunk In Atlantic

SAT 24 JUN1944
Japanese planes conclude night high-level bombing attack on U.S. amphibious shipping off Saipan. Battle damage repair ship Phaon (ARB-3), submarine chasers PC(S)-1401 and PC(S)-1461, and tank landing craft LCT-998 are all damaged by near-misses.

Aircraft from carrier task groups (Rear Admiral Joseph J. Clark and Rear Admiral Alfred E. Montgomery) strike Japanese airfields and facilities on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, and Pagan Island, Marianas.

Motor torpedo boat PT-193, irreparably damaged by grounding, western New Guinea, 00°55'S, 134°52'E, is burned by her crew.

Submarine Grouper (SS-214) attacks Japanese convoy off coast of central Japan, and sinks cargo ship Kumanoyama Maru and merchant tanker No.6 Nanmei Maru south of Yokosuka, 34°45'N, 139°30'E.

Submarine Redfin (SS-272) attacks Japanese convoy off southern coast of Leyte, and sinks army cargo ship Aso Maru southwest of Surigao Strait, 09°51'N, 125°06'E.

Submarine Tang (SS-306) attacks Japanese convoy leaving Koshiki Straits, and sinks army cargo ships Tamahoko Maru and Kennichi Maru, and merchant tanker Nasuzan Maru and cargo ship Tainan Maru outside Nagasaki harbor, Kyushu, 32°24'N, 129°38'E. Coast Defense Vessel No.1 does not prove fast enough to pursue Tang to counterattack.

TBM (VC 69) from escort carrier Bogue (CVE-9) sinks Japanese submarine I-52, 800 miles southwest of Fayal, Azores, 15°16'N, 39°55'W.

My Heart Pumps Piss For
These Rat Bastards

You don't know from schadenfreude.
Wall Street Journal:
New York Landlords in a Financial Bind From New Rent Law  —  Curb on market-rate conversions pressures the value of rent-stabilized apartments  —  Property investors have spent billions of dollars on apartment buildings for what has been one of the most reliably profitable bets in New York City real estate …
Sophie Weiner / Splinter:   Landlords Are Still Crying About New York's New Rent Control Laws ;(
Two words: Lynch mob.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

"In Hollywood Since 1946!"

Another casualty of digital progress.
This reporter remembers Mel's prior iteration, on Sunset east of Vine.
Allegedly from the '50s. This reporter's memories of L.A. only extend to the '70s.


"Bent over, doubled up. I did the vom in a ..."


FRI 23 JUN 1944
Aircraft from carrier task group (Rear Admiral Joseph J. Clark) bomb Japanese air facilities and shipping in the Marianas, sinking guardboat Haruta Maru off Pagan Island and cargo ship Shoun Maru off Rota, 14°10'N, 145°10'E.

SB2C crew (VB 14) is rescued by PBM (VH-1); the two men picked up by the flying boat are the last to be recovered in the wake of the "Mission Beyond Darkness" of 20 June 1944. Ironically, the PBM is off course when it recovers the men.

Japanese planes begin night high-level bombing attack on U.S. amphibious shipping off Saipan.

"Slap-Dash": Only The Best Weasels

Another clusterfuck more fully exposed. Big load of documents dumped on Axios on HBO.
Why it matters: The massive trove, and the story behind it, sheds light on the slap-dash way President Trump filled his cabinet and administration, and foreshadowed future scandals that beset his government.
Pretty pathetic search for clicks there Axios, or do the short attention spans of your staff (& readers) preclude you from typing it all on one page?

Make Hollywood Great Again:
Bring Back The Code!

Wandering through the Los Angeles Public Library website I spotted this event:

Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code: New Stories and New Stances on the Era Before Censorship

Not un-interesting, I thought. Then I read the description:
This illustrated presentation will offer two viewpoints on the “pre-Code” era (1930 to 1934), when Hollywood ignored the lax Production Code, releasing films that dealt with adult themes. Mark A. Vieira says: "These saucy, cynical films were an honest expression of the times, advancing the art of film." Tiffany Brannan says: "Pre-Code films were exercises in sensationalism, warping impressionable young minds solely to boost box office."

Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and historian. His fine-art books on Hollywood’s Golden Age specialize in genres, photography, and careers. He has written about film noir, George Hurrell, Greta Garbo, and Irving Thalberg. He has authored two books on the pre-Code era. Sin in Soft Focus was published in 1999. Forbidden Hollywood was published on April 2, 2019, and is in its second printing.

Tiffany Brannan is an operatic soprano, travel writer, ballet writer, and film historian. As co-founder of the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society (PEPS), she is working to replace the MPAA Ratings System with the Motion Picture Production Code of 1934. She and her colleagues are raising the public awareness of the Code's value and are providing new information about its co-author and administrator, the late Joseph I. Breen.
Really, Tiffany? You're going to stuff that genie back in an 85-yr. old bottle? Nostalgia for the days of Catholic values imposed on a Protestant nation is one fuck-tuck-tucking hell of a drug. When does the Woman's Xian Temperance Union rise from the grave? What is wrong w/ you people?

Saturday, June 22, 2019



Submarine Batfish (SS-310)

THU 22 JUN 1944
Battleship Maryland (BB-46) is damaged by aerial torpedo off Garapan, Saipan, 15°13'N, 145°39'E; tank landing ship LST-119 is damaged by Tinian shore battery, Saipan, 15°10'N, 145°58'E; transport Prince Georges (AP-165) is damaged by near-miss of bomb off Saipan.

Submarine Batfish (SS-310) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nagaragawa Maru off Honshu, 34°36'N, 137°56'E.

Submarine Flier (SS-250) torpedoes Japanese army cargo ship Belgium Maru west of Mindoro, 13°11'N, 120°27'E.

Submarine Narwhal (SS-167) damages Japanese tanker Itsukushima Maru in Sulu Sea, 09°00'N, 120°55'E.

USAAF aircraft damage Japanese cargo vessel Shoyu Maru off Sorong Island.

U.S. freighter Cyrus H.K. Curtis is damaged by mines off SWORD Beach, Normandy, but discharges her cargo; there are no casualties among the 43-man merchant complement, the 27-man Armed Guard, or the 250 U.S. troops on board.

Viral Vehicle Vandalism

Fuck your scooters!
Redistribution does not necessarily imply endorsement, but in this case, I'll admit to having snapped the cheap plastic kickstand off one of these. Not much help for the most personally irksome aspect of this, fucking scooters lying in the middle of the sidewalk, but it did make me feel better, if not actually good.

[Mucho mas on ridding our streets of these accursed things at laist.]

Band Name Of The Wk.:
Credible Threat

'Tain't treason, 'tis sedition.

Album Title Of The Wk.:
“send bachelors and come heavily armed”

SALEM, Ore.—The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a “possible militia threat” from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on.

Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes to take up the climate bill, which would dramatically reduce fossil fuel emissions by 2050. It would be the second program of its kind in the nation after California if passed.

Gov. Kate Brown then dispatched the state police to round up the rogue lawmakers, but none appeared in the Capitol on Friday and the stalemate seemed destined to enter its third day with a week left in the legislative session.

Right-wing groups posted their support for the GOP lawmakers Friday on social media — in one instance offering to provide escorts to them should the state police come for them.

A group of local Republicans were set to protest inside the Capitol on Saturday when lawmakers were present, and anti-government groups threatened to join prompting the statehouse shutdown.

One of the groups, the Oregon Three Percenters, joined an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Dozens of people occupied the remote Oregon refuge for more than a month to protest federal control of Western lands. The standoff began to unravel when authorities fatally shot the group’s spokesman and arrested key leaders as they headed to a community meeting.

“The Oregon State Police has recommended that the Capitol be closed tomorrow due to a possible militia threat,” Carol Currie, spokeswoman for Senate President Peter Courtney, said in an e-mail to the AP late Friday.

The governor’s office also confirmed the threats.

Oregon State Police, in a statement, said it has been “monitoring information throughout the day that indicates the safety of legislators, staff and citizen visitors could be compromised if certain threatened behaviors were realized.”

Also late Friday, Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, both Democrats, condemned comments made by Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, Oregon, that urged the state police to “send bachelors and come heavily armed” when they come to bring him back to the Capitol.

“His comments have created fear among employees in our workplace,” the leaders said in a joint statement. “We will always defend free speech and welcome frank policy discussions, but threats like these are unacceptable.”

Boquist has not responded to multiple requests for comment. A spokeswoman for Senate Republicans did not respond to queries about the statehouse closure.

Democrats have an 18 to 12 majority in the chamber, but they need 20 members present for a quorum. One GOP senator recently died and has not yet been replaced.

Under the proposed cap-and-trade bill, Oregon would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution “allowances” for each ton of carbon industries plan to emit. The legislation would lower that cap over time to encourage businesses to move away from fossil fuels: The state would reduce emissions to 45% below 1990 levels by 2035 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

Those opposed to the cap-and-trade plan say it would exacerbate a growing divide between the liberal, urban parts of the state and the rural areas. The plan would increase the cost of fuel, damaging small business, truckers and the logging industry, they say.

Democrats say the measure is an efficient way to lower emissions while investing in low-income and rural communities’ ability to adapt to climate change. It has the support of environmental groups, farmworkers and some trade unions.

California has had for a decade an economy-wide cap and trade policy like the one Oregon is considering. Nine northeastern states have more limited cap-and-trade programs that target only the power sector.

Pegged It Again

Note below item: "Or is it even more empty bullshit from His Sickening Orange Majesty, the King of Lies, Posturing & Attention-Seeking?" The answer is yes, it is bullshit from an asshole.

Kristallnacht or Bloody Sunday?

Anticipation mounts. Here's all the news that fits, or that gives you fits.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities  —  President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin …
Kim Chipman / Bloomberg:   Chicago Mayor Vows to Shield Migrants From Raids by U.S. Agents
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:   Trump orders ICE to round up families starting Sunday
Neal Baker / The Sun:   US cops REFUSE to help Donald Trump's illegal immigrant deportations as '2,000 migrant families …
Aaron Rupar / Vox:   ICE's planned deportation raids in 10 big cities: what we know
Marc Rod / CNBC:   ‘Sanctuary’ policies can limit but won't stop Trump's deportation plans
Neil Munro / Breitbart:   Washington Post: ICE Plans Sunday Effort to Arrest Migrants with Deportation Orders
Ali Tadayon / Mercury News:   Oakland mayor on Bay Area ICE raids: ‘This is not my America’
Alexi Cohan / Boston Herald:   ICE to begin national deportation sweep Sunday — report
Block Club Chicago:   Aldermen, Activists Warning Immigrant Neighbors Of Reported ICE Deportation Sweep Starting Sunday In Chicago
Justin Wingerter / Denver Post:   Denver police, mayor say they're in the dark on ICE raids, won't assist in any immigration roundup
Amanda Holpuch / The Guardian:   Immigration raids slated to begin in major US cities as early as Sunday
ACLU:   As Trump Tweets Hateful Threats, States are Protecting Immigrant Rights
Sanford Nowlin / San Antonio Current:   Trump's Mass Roundup of Immigrants Will Start Sunday, Washington Post Reports; San Antonio Unlikely …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:   TrumpRaids are coming: ICE raids and mass deportations as early as Sunday in these 10 cities
Samantha Grasso / Splinter:   ICE Will Reportedly Begin Raids to Deport Thousands of Families on Sunday
Bob Cronin / Newser:   Trump Orders ICE to Start Family Raids on Sunday
Nate Madden / TheBlaze:   ICE to begin operations removing illegal immigrants on Sunday: Report
Gabe Ortiz / Daily Kos:   Trump admin may carry out ICE raids targeting up to 10 major cities Sunday, report says
CBS Miami:   Large Immigration Raids Planned For Miami, Several Other Cities
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:   Eleanor Clift Blasts Trump Administration's Planned ICE Round-Ups as Inflicting ‘Terrorism’ on Immigrant Communities
Mairead McArdle / National Review:   ICE Plans to Target 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants in New Deportation Operation
CBS Chicago:   Mayor Lightfoot Says CPD Will Not ‘Cooperate With Or Facilitate Any ICE Enforcement Actions’
Bob Fredericks / New York Post:   Trump to launch mass family deportations: report
Doug P. /   SHAMELESS: Kamala Harris takes an assist from Rachel Maddow to accuse Trump of politicizing ‘immigrants’
David Badash / The New Civil Rights Movement:   Trump's Cruel Threat of ICE Raids to Rip Children From Parents and Deport ‘Millions’ Becomes Reality Sunday
Gaby del Valle / VICE:   Trump Can't Arrest “Millions” of Immigrants. This Is His Real Plan.
Quinn Owen / ABC News: Trump administration plans unprecedented roundup of 2K family members in deportation raids  —  The Trump administration planned to deport more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants in as many as 10 cities, administration officials said this week, in an unprecedented show of force aimed at deterring illegal migration of families.
Mayor / One America News Network:   U.S. cities brace for immigration raids, say they will not participate
Jason Hopkins / The Daily Caller:   Trump Administration Plans To Arrest Over 2,000 Illegals On Sunday
CNN: ICE set to begin immigration raids in 10 cities on Sunday
Dara Sharif / The Root:   ICE Raids to Deport Migrant Families Set to Begin Sunday in 10 US Cities
Washington Post:   Trump ordered up mass arrests for reelection purposes. Now he's getting them.
Peter D'Abrosca / Big League Politics:   REPORT: ICE to Begin Illegal Alien Roundups Sunday
Nishajaime / KTLA:   ICE Expected to Begin Immigration Raids Targeting Families in 10 Cities, Including L.A., on Sunday
Colby Hall / Mediaite:   ICE Raids to Round Up Immigrants Across Major Cities to Start This Weekend: Reports
Brendan Morrow / The Week:   ICE to reportedly begin raids targeting up to 2,000 migrant families on Sunday
Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit:   JUST IN: ICE to Begin Pre-Dawn Immigration Raids in 10 Major US Cities on Sunday
Dnexon / Lawyers, Guns & Money:   This Coming Sunday in Ethnic Cleansing
NBC News: ICE to launch mass raids targeting undocumented families on Sunday
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:   ICE Is Expected to Begin Operation on Sunday Targeting 2,000 Immigrant Family Members
Kayla Galloway / KRON:   Here's what to do if you're approached by ICE agents
Axios:   Trump isn't matching Obama deportation numbers
Or is it even more empty bullshit from His Sickening Orange Majesty, the King of Lies, Posturing & Attention-Seeking?