Saturday, October 31, 2020
Hope he does get sick & dies like a stuck pig.Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Whitmer kidnap suspect wants out of jail. He's diabetic, and fears COVID-19 — After three weeks in jail, one of the suspects charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking the judge to reconsider her decision to keep him locked up: He's worried about getting the COVID-19 virus.
One Gets Sick & Then One Dies? No Shit?
Tell us more, Washington Post.Washington Post:
First, coronavirus infections increased. Then, hospitalizations. Now, deaths are on the rise. — Coronavirus infections soared this week to record levels, hospitalizations are up in almost every state, and now — predictably, but slowly — deaths are rising, too.
Friday, October 30, 2020
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Sen. Joey Hensley, who was prescribing opioids to a woman who was simultaneously his employee, second cousin and lover, continues to be one of the top sponsors of anti-LGBT bills in Tennessee. https://t.co/RcIbO2hk16— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) October 26, 2020
This armored vehicle thing may be over w/o fleets of offensive & defensive drones. Think Coral Sea or Midway, but over land. They'll never see their targets w/ the naked eye. I'd start designing more well-protected drone launchers & fewer tanks if I were a baby-killing son-of-a-bitch.
Attack Drones Dominating Tanks as Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Showcases the Future of WarAzerbaijan’s Turkish and Israeli drones are wiping out tanks, artillery, and soldiers as the Armenians lose ground in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Guns, cars, no one is safe. We imagine there'll be protests no matter who wins a wk. from Tues., & if there's no clear & immediate winner, the streets may be jammed w/ demonstrators. We'll see whose ox is gored.Donald Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Cars Have Hit Protesters More Than 100 Times This Year — Authorities have charged 39 drivers with crimes ranging from reckless driving to vehicular homicide — As Americans have taken to the streets this year to protest racism and allegations of police violence, they have been hit by motor vehicles more than 100 times in the process.Between George Floyd’s killing in police custody in May and Sept. 5, motorists drove into demonstrators at least 104 times, according to research by University of Chicago graduate student Ari Weil. There have been two reported deaths from such incidents.Several have occurred since Sept. 5, when Mr. Weil stopped collecting his data, according to Roudabeh Kishi, the research director of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, a global crisis-mapping initiative. Dr. Kishi’s group counted eight such cases in the week of Sept. 20, and three the first week in October.Many are accidental and appear to have happened when motorists were confused, according to Mr. Weil. In some cases, drivers have said they were acting in self-defense after having their car damaged by protesters and fearing for their personal safety.Whatever you say. This reporter says you're either incompetent, stupid or a murdering Nazi thug.Authorities have also charged 39 drivers with crimes ranging from reckless driving to vehicular homicide.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
... to the Editorial Board at The NYT. Whose condemnation is still weak, even w/ a list of just a few of the more egregious offenses the "self-serving, power-hungry gang" has committed & allowed under Trump. I mean, what's this fucking shit?
What, may I ask, are the "more palatable aspects of the far right"? Making the trains run on time?a strong center right can co-opt more palatable aspects of the far right, isolating and draining energy from the more radical elements that threaten to destabilize the system.
Friday, October 23, 2020
U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic beganThe U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.
A: Buffy Martin-Tarbox? Really?
Under the cover of night, two dark-eyed bandits prowled around a Redwood City bank, rifling through trash and knocking over a computer screen in their hunt.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Monday, October 19, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020
The tunes just choose themselves.The Daily Beast:
Rudy: Only ‘50/50’ Chance I Worked With a ‘Russian Spy’ to Dig Dirt on Bidens and Ukraine — In a wild interview, Giuliani defended his years-long mission to torpedo the Bidens by exposing their alleged misdeeds in Ukraine. And he doesn't care who supplied the ammunition.Joshua Holland / Raw Story: Trump World's desperate Hunter Biden pseudo-scandal backfired on them in record timeD-Jay / CANNONFIRE: What the F - SB? — (A post from D-Jay — rendered all the more pertinent by this insane interview in the Daily Beast and this very unnerving message from Steve Bannon.)Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA: Russia Has Been Planning To Use Rudy Giuliani To Attack Biden And The Election Since 2019Meaghan Ellis / Alternet.org: Michael Cohen scorches Rudy Giuliani: He was ‘used by Russians’ because he's ‘drunk all the time’Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Giuliani: Media Is Ignoring Hunter Biden Laptop Story Because of George SorosBpr Wire / Conservative News Today: Report: Hunter Biden allegedly admitted he gave ‘half his salary’ to his father in unconfirmed text
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Maybe even nuke the estate from space.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to come to Orange County Sunday for a private fundraiser at tech mogul Palmer Luckey’s estate.
The news came Thursday, just as the latest fundraising numbers showed the president falling behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in campaign cash. Biden reportedly raised a record-breaking $383 million in September to Trump’s $247.8 million. And Biden reported $432 million in cash heading into October vs. Trump’s $251 million.
Invitations for Sunday’s fundraiser at Luckey’s Newport Beach home show tickets ranging from $2,800 for an individual admission to $150,000 for a couple to attend and take a photo with the president, according to the OC Register. Ric Grenell, Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence, is also slated to be a special guest at the event.
The event was originally slated to take place Oct. 6, but was postponed after Trump contracted the coronavirus. The president says he no longer feels ill and his doctors have cleared him for public appearances. But some experts have expressed concern about him holding in-person events less than two weeks after he was released from the hospital, and they continue to discourage any large public gatherings.
Luckey has donated $405,600 to Trump’s campaign this cycle, according to Federal Election Commission records. And he’s donated more than $1.7 million total this cycle, with much of the rest of those funds going to GOP committees and Republicans running for seats, such as Michelle Steel and Young Kim, who are both trying to unseat Democratic members of Congress.
Luckey is a Long Beach native who was 19 when he co-founded the Oculus Rift virtual-reality system in Irvine. His company sold for an estimated $3 billion to Facebook in 2014.
A group of Armenian-American protesters is expected to gather outside the fundraiser Sunday morning to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Wall Street Journal:
String of Firms That Imploded Have Something in Common: Ernst & Young Audited Them — Big Four accounting concern reviewed the books of several companies where investors lost billions when scandals emerged. The firm says it uncovered some of the problems at its clients.
This year, $2 billion is missing at a German fintech company, $300 million of sales has been found to be fabricated at a Chinese coffee chain and $5 billion in undisclosed debt has been uncovered at two related companies listed in the U.K. Together, the incidents cost shareholders of the companies roughly $30 billion.
All had been audited by Ernst & Young. Last year, EY also audited office-space company WeWork, which nearly collapsed after fumbling a planned initial public offering.
EY is one of the Big Four accounting firms, whose audits are meant to give investors confidence in companies’ figures. EY missed red flags or failed to aggressively pursue them at some of the companies ahead of their scandals, and for the most part it was outsiders who raised questions first, a review based on publicly available documents and interviews with people close to the events shows. Now, regulators are scrutinizing EY’s work.
The EY audit clients that faced financial issues were German payments processor Wirecard AG; China’s Luckin Coffee Inc.; hospital operator NMC Health PLC; and NMC sister company Finablr PLC, which owned the Travelex currency service.
EY says it stands by its work and has high global audit standards. The firm says it played key roles in uncovering fraud at two of the companies, and it says China’s regulator has found it to be prudent and independent.
“We take all issues extremely seriously,” said Andy Baldwin , EY’s global client service managing partner, who said EY conducts around 150,000 audits annually.The firm also recently said that auditors must play a bigger role in detecting fraud at companies, which would represent a U-turn in an industry that for long has denied that was part of its job.
In September 2020, Sizzler USA announced that they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing COVID-19 forcing it to temporarily close its restaurants' dining rooms. The company also cited problems paying rent. Most of the company-owned restaurants are located in highly COVID-19 infected areas of California that did not permit restaurants to even partially open dining rooms as recently as September 2020.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
When you cretins put that stupid bastard in the White House I knew it wouldn't end well, which made America-(& everything the hell else)-hating me pretty damn happy, but I wasn't expecting an every-100-yrs.-or-so pandemic to coincide w/ the Reign of Narcissism. Couldn't happen to a more deserving nation, right, Menck?Jason Beaubien / NPR:
Americans Are Dying In The Pandemic At Rates Far Higher Than In Other Countries
Robert Hart / Forbes: America's Pandemic Death Rate Is Far Higher Than Other Countries And It's Not Coming Down
Kevin Stankiewicz / CNBC: Data shows failed U.S. coronavirus safety measures cost lives, says ex-Obama health advisor
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Compare & Contrast: The Kenosha Killer's Treatment
Any of you may be next. If you know what's good for you, keep your mouths shut & your heads down. Or shoot first & ask questions later. Three wks. until the shit really hits the fan.New York Times:
‘Straight to Gunshots’: How a U.S. Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist — New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him. — Michael Reinoehl was on the run.
ProPublica: New Eyewitness Accounts: Feds Didn't Identify Themselves Before Opening Fire on Portland Antifa Suspect
Conrad Wilson / opb: New eyewitness accounts: Feds didn't identify themselves before firing on Portland antifa shooting suspect
Welcome To The Trump Economy
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Exclusive: America's true unemployment rate — A person who is looking for a full-time job that pays a living wage — but who can't find one — is unemployed. If you accept that definition, the true unemployment rate in the U.S. is a stunning 26.1%, according to an important new dataset shared exclusively with “Axios on HBO.”
Monday, October 12, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
‘I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: Brain Fog Plagues Covid Survivors — The condition is affecting thousands of patients, impeding their ability to work and function in daily life. — After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris …
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Extra, Extra: Some COVID Survivors Struggle With Debilitating “Brain Fog”
Vinnie Longobardo / Occupy Democrats: A panicked Trump declares himself “immune,” slams negative polls as “Fake News” in AM tweets.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Not so quick on the draw, are they?
Ha ha. Lotta good the phony patriotism & prayers did him. Playtime's over, cosplayers!Sam Tabachnik / Denver Post:One dead, two in custody after gunfire at downtown Denver rallies — “Patriot rally” and “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive” both planned for Saturday — One person has died and two people are in custody after a shooting during dueling protests Saturday in downtown Denver, according to police and media reports.Meredith Deliso / ABC News: 1 person dead, 2 suspects in custody following shooting at Denver protests: Police
Danielle Chavira / CBS Denver: Shooting During Dueling Protests In Denver Turns Deadly
Bronson Stocking / Townhall: Another Trump Supporter Shot and Killed by Antifa Man
Bob Price / Breitbart: 1 Dead, 2 in Custody After Shooting at Rally in Denver
Bob Brigham / Raw Story: Fatal shooting during dueling protests in Denver — two taken into custody
Richard Moorhead / Big League Politics: Patriot Prayer Demonstrator Shot and Killed by ANTIFA Militant in Denver, Colorado
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Shooting at Denver Protests — ANTIFA TERRORIST SHOOTS PATRIOT PROTESTER DEAD! — Two Suspects in Custody -VIDEO
Friday, October 9, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Mr. Molotov's cocktails on general principles alone. I'm mad as hell!/Where's the outrage? yada yada yada ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
400,000 dead by the new yr.? Ha ha fuck you. There is no nation more deserving.USA Today:
COVID-19 cases rising in 39 states - 9 months into the pandemic: ‘We are overwhelmed’ … U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 7.5 million on Wednesday with most states seeing a rise in cases - nine months into the pandemic - and a startling nine states setting ominous, seven-day records for infections.
Rick Bright / Washington Post: I couldn't sit idly and watch people die from Trump's chaotic, politicized pandemic response, so I resigned
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers' administration limits capacity at bars, restaurants and stores to 25% as virus surgesDon Jacobson / UPI: U.S. averaging almost 45K COVID-19 cases a day so far in October
Marisa Fernandez / Axios: Wisconsin to open field hospital as COVID-19 surges
State of Wisconsin: Due to Increased Hospitalizations in the Fox Valley, Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility to Accept COVID-19 Patients October 14
Alison Durkee / Forbes: Wisconsin Opening Field Hospital As Covid-19 Cases Surge
Todd Richmond / Associated Press: Wisconsin activates field hospital as COVID keeps surging
Nathaniel Weixel / The Hill: Wisconsin activates field hospital amid COVID-19 surge
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
... & Most Of The Monsters In It
What is wrong w/ your fucking murdering species?Troy Closson / New York Times:
80-Year-Old Is Killed After Asking Bar Patron to Wear Mask — The man was shoved to the ground and hit his head after confronting another patron at a bar in upstate New York, the police said. The case is one of the first of its kind in the state. — When an 80-year-old man at a bar near Buffalo, N.Y., noticed a fellow customer not wearing a face mask, he confronted him. The customer responded by swiftly pushing him to the ground, the police said. Five days later, the man was dead.
WKBW-TV: 80-year-old man dies following dispute over wearing face mask at West Seneca bar
Sarah Taylor / TheBlaze: 80-year-old man dies after mask dispute. Now authorities are charging a 65-year-old with homicide.
Jackie Salo / New York Post: 80-year-old man dies after confronting maskless patron in bar