Sunday, April 11, 2021
A Fence Is Not EnoughDump this size having three people inside is a super-spreader event.
Burbank erects fence around restaurant that has repeatedly defied health orders during COVID-19 pandemicImage (by Dania Maxwell) & headline from the L.A. Times (No shots of the actual fence?); don't arse yourself getting around the paywall, all the meat's here.
You may draw your own disgusting conclusions as to why an American of Armenian extraction who owns a bar would live in Thailand.Tinhorn Flats owner Baret Lepejian, who lives in Thailand while his children operate the restaurant ...
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Mike Carson, 39, battled traffic for 2½ hours to get from Long Beach to the campus. He persisted, he said, because he didn’t want to catch “The Rona.”
“When they announced on the news yesterday that this was opening up and they have these open spots, I was like, I’m just gonna go and try to get it done early,” Carson said. His only plan after was to go to In-N-Out.
Big Picture? No Future For You!
Ha ha. Everything's made of shit & you're all dying. I realized & admitted it yrs. ago; time for the rest of you dipsticks to turn the lights on in your heads.Shane Harris / Washington Post:Intelligence forecast sees a post-coronavirus world upended by climate change and splintering societies — U.S. intelligence officials have little comfort to offer a pandemic-weary planet about where the world is heading in the next 20 years. Short answer: It looks pretty bleak.Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
When I explode on these people it won't be pretty.
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Still waiting for that second one. Good job making vets wait until mid-April, too, you heartless scum.If you receive VA disability pay, Social Security or SSI and you haven't received your third stimulus check, your wait is almost over. The IRS just announced that payments to those receiving VA disability could be made in mid-April, while most payments for people who receive other federal benefits and aren't required to file a tax return will be made Wednesday, April 7.
... A Case Of A Disease When Fully Vaccinated Against It Is A "Breakthrough" Case
Not encouraging. On the other hand, I'd as soon be masked all the time I'm not relatively safe in the bunker.
246 fully vaccinated Michiganders got COVID-19 between January and March, state reports
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Helluva lot more idiocy & buffoonery at the link. These people are permanently brain damaged & must be removed from public life before they can fulfill their dreams of "cancelling" us.Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:Mississippi Elections Chief Warns Biden May Register ‘Uninformed,’ ‘Woke’ College Voters — Mississippi's top election official says he is worried that the nation will suffer if more “woke” and “uninformed” college students become registered voters. Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson made that remark in a televised interview while describing President Joe Biden’s March 6 executive order on “promoting access to voting.”Among other things, the president’s executive order directs the heads of federal agencies to develop strategic plans to “promote voter registration and participation,” possibly including “distributing voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot applications in the course of regular services.”On March 26, Watson claimed during an interview with WLOX that Biden was “basically employing all the federal agencies, universities and colleges to register as many folks as they can via this automatic voter registration.” Biden’s order does not mention colleges, universities or automatic registration.“So think about all those woke college and university students now who will automatically be registered to vote whether they wanted to or not. Again, if they didn’t know to opt-out, they’re going to be automatically registered to vote and then they receive this mail-in ballot that they probably didn’t know was coming because they didn’t know they were registered to vote,” the Mississippi Republican said.“You’ve got an uninformed citizen who may not be prepared and ready to vote. Automatically, it’s forced on them: ‘Hey, go make a choice.’ And our country’s going to pay for those choices.”
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Tell 'em, Darby*!Not merely a tonic for the human spirit, but a political positive as well.In assigning culpability for this trend, one could assemble a long list of plausible co-conspirators. The ascendance of the Evangelical right likely damaged Christianity’s brand with social liberals by associating the faith with theocratic politics, while pedophilic priests and their enablers surely drove no small number of American Catholics from the pews. In Gallup’s polling, the decline in church membership has been especially steep among self-identified Catholics, falling 18 points since 2000, compared to 9 points among Protestants.
This reality helps explain some curious aspects of contemporary politics. For example, many pundits have puzzled over the divergent political trajectories of Wisconsin and Ohio. Although both states have shifted right since the Obama era, the former has remained competitive while the latter has gone solid red. If one focuses on race and education, this split is hard to explain. Both states are heavily working-class, with nearly identical percentages of Ohioans and Wisconsinites holding college degrees, while African Americans comprise roughly twice as large a share of Ohio’s population as they do of Wisconsin’s. Thus, if you only looked at these two variables, you’d assume that the Buckeye State was the bluer battleground. But religiosity presents a countervailing distinction. In Pew’s polling, 58 percent of Ohioans say they are “highly religious,” which makes their state the 17th-most religious in the country. By contrast, only 45 percent of Wisconsinites identify as highly religious; only five states demonstrate lower levels of religiosity, and all of them are blue.
Liberal analyses of the GOP’s war on voting rights tend to characterize it as a reaction against the nation’s burgeoning racial diversity. And this is surely one driver of the phenomenon. But it’s worth noting that the eclipse of conservative Christian America is real, while that of majority-white America is a paranoid delusion. According to Census Bureau projections, white Americans will still comprise over 68 percent of the U.S. population in 2060, so long as one includes Hispanic Americans who identify as white in that category. The complexion of America’s white majority may shift, as it has many times before. But it’s not actually disappearing. White conservative Christians, by contrast, are already a minority of the U.S. electorate.
See also,The Republican Party can still compete for political supremacy within America’s existing institutions. But its moral traditionalists cannot regain cultural hegemony absent some kind of a counterrevolution. If such a project is practically implausible, it is increasingly ideologically permissible on the right side of the aisle. Thus, the coming decade of U.S. politics may be defined, in part, by the struggle to prevent conservative Christianity from taking democracy down with it.
Cannot for the life of me imagine why this sort of display of lunatic idiocy doesn't impress the yout' more.
The conservative movement is rejecting America
*Dead these forty yrs. & almost four months now.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Elizabeth Simons / Canadian Anti-Hate Network:EXCLUSIVE: Suspect In Three Vancouver Masonic Lodge Fires Shared Antisemitic, QAnon-Related Content On Facebook — Social media posts highlight a deep belief in flat earth, QAnon related conspiracy theories, and claims that Freemasonry is a form of Judaism.
This sucker-ass chump & all like him must be removed from the anti-social media & the streets that sane people walk.
A Vancouver man has been arrested in relation to one of three fires reported at Freemason Lodges throughout the city.
The Vancouver Police Department has charged Benjamin Kohlman, 42, of Vancouver with one count of arson and one count of assault against a police officer. The investigation into the other two fires is still ongoing.
“The two arsons that occurred in North Vancouver yesterday are still under investigation,” said VPD Constable Tania Visintin, in a press release. “We anticipate recommending more charges to Crown counsel in the coming weeks related to the North Vancouver files.”
A review of Kohlman’s social media reveals that the suspect’s views toward Freemasons is rooted in antisemitism.
In an exchange in 2018 with someone on his social media, Kohlman asked “Earlier you mentioned your family has a history in Freemasonry. This is a form of Judaism is it not? Is this why you defend the globe so passionately? Is it right in your name? Jew Ball.”
Kohlman goes on to claim that while not all Jews are part of a global conspiracy, Freemasons are Jewish.
“These Elite people are Jewish Freemasons who belong to groups such as the Illuminati, Builderburg, Skull and Bones, Bohiemian [sic] Grove, and other secret societies.”
In other social media posts, Kohlman expresses a deep belief in flat earth theories, 5G conspiracies, and a new world order -- all stemming from his certainty in a global conspiracy by the elites and Freemasons.
Kohlman also spread antisemitic theories connecting Jewish people to Lucifer, and the Illuminati. In one post from 2018 he writes, “The flag for my province represents the British monarchy ruling, and it is a monarchy. Not only are the Knights Templar and the Jewish colours represented but the sun represents Lucifer, the light bringer. At one point the good people of the world managed to disband the order of the knights, but it was short lived and they reformed as the Illuminati. The keepers of light (knowledge). Gold can covertly represent the sun, Lucifer or Satan.”
Kohlman also shares content consistent with QAnon -- posts about adrenochrome, satanic rituals involving children, and pedophilia are found on his profiles.
“The world is ran [sic] by Satanic paedophiles. They like to torture and traumatise their victims so that there is a lot of adrenaline in the blood which makes them high when they drink it,” Kohlman wrote in 2019.
Peppered throughout his social media is the idea that opposition to flat earth theory is satanic and controlled by “the elite.”
“Flat Earth believers generally agree that Satanic paedophiles control the population and must be stopped while most globe believers are unaware.”
The first blaze began on Thursday, according to police. At around 6:45 am on Thursday, North Vancouver RCMP were notified of a structure fire at the Lynn Valley Lodge near Lynn Valley Road and Harold Road.
Before it could reach the hour, a second structure fire was reported at Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64, home of the North Vancouver Masonic Centre.
“The building was fully engulfed while the City of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services fought the fire,” the VPD said in a press release.
The third fire was reported at the Masonic Temple near Rupert Street and East 29th Avenue in Vancouver just before 7:30 am.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
... Of A Treatise On Republican Sexuality
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Letter to the Editor: Students demand answers, action — Angela Davis, a renowned activist and author. Her event at Butler was cancelled without student input. Photo courtesy of Trident Booksellers and Cafe. — On March 29, without warning or discussion, Butler University administration canceled an event titled “Joint Struggle and Collective Liberation,” which featured a conversation with the revolutionary author, abolitionist and anti-racist activist Angela Davis. The administration abruptly and unilaterally canceled the event without the input of – and without even notifying – the student leaders who spent four months of tireless planning, coordination and collaboration on the event.
March 30: President Ronald Reagan shot; William Seward reaches deal to buy Alaska from Russia; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born.(2011)
Guess ol' Seward got hisse'f cancelled.Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born. (March 30)(2013)
Religion Is A Mental Illness
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Bang! BANG!!Allyson Waller / New York Times:
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Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage
In internal company documents, a private-equity owned conglomerate is bragging to its employees about successfully blocking a boost in pay for low-wage workers.
[The Daily Poster]
“Our Name Signifies Our Admiration For The Qualities Embodied By Howard Roark”Inspire Brands is majority owned by Roark Capital — a $23 billion private equity giant named after the self-centered protagonist of Ayn Rand novel The Fountainhead, which is considered a foundational conservative text for the defense of billionaires and economic inequality.
“Our name signifies our admiration for the qualities embodied by Howard Roark,” the firm says on its website. “We are committed to being a good partner in good times, and an even better partner in bad times.”
Republicans want your scared elderly racist vote, but couldn't care less if you die. Starvation, unmanaged plague, whatever. Every one of them is a criminal; lock 'em all up before I slit their throats!Alexander Sammon / American Prospect:Olivier Knox / Washington Post: The Daily 202: Biden just set rules for how he'll work with RepublicansAyelet Sheffey / Insider: 30 million people may now get their $1,400 stimulus checks after the Social Security Administration released new information
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Fucking nut-jobs. Get some help or just kill yourselves, drooling cretins.
Mental Illness Runs Rampant In QAnon Crowd
One in five Americans have a mental health diagnosis. The rate is three times that among Capitol rioters.
Bite my ass, you two-bit punk. Secret Service shown up yet, you traitorous bastard?— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) March 25, 2021
Howard Schneider / Reuters:U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousands of deaths - research — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States squandered both money and lives in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, and it could have avoided nearly 400,000 deaths with a more effective health strategy …Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA: Study Finds Trump And GOP Killed Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans With Pandemic ResponseTaegan Goddard / Political Wire: U.S. Could Have Avoided Hundreds of Thousands of DeathsPhilip Bump / Washington Post:
A better pandemic response might have saved hundreds of thousands of lives — and Trump's presidencyBrandon Gage / HillReporter.com: New Simulations Show How Donald Trump Let Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Die of COVID-19
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
No shit? This reporter has yet to see the US$600.00 Economic Impact Payment alleged to have been issued at the end of 2020.Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Democrats Say Agency Run By Trump Holdover Is Delaying Stimulus Checks — The IRS hasn't received the payment information it requested to send checks to Social Security recipients. — Millions of disabled and retired Americans are still waiting for their $1,400 stimulus payments …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill: House Democrats express alarm over slow stimulus checks
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty, or give me death," Hitler: "Give Me Germany & Give Me Death", Mir De-Orbited
Monday, March 22, 2021
11 National Guard Soldiers transporting vaccines held at gunpoint in West Texas, suspect arrested — Idalou Police responded to the scene — LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - An Arizona man has been arrested after he cut off and held at gunpoint a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines …
More guns for the detective-deluded, I say!
11 National Guardsmen held at gunpoint while transporting COVID-19 vaccines to Matador, Texas on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Source: Idalou Police Department)
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from a functional (albeit also Kraut-named) site.
Doctor Gets Eight to Life Sentence for Attack on Lawyer in Newport Beach
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Apparently Montana is populated w/ panda people; pindicks who've forgotten how to fuck. Could be a nice place to live when all the pin-dicked hicks are worm food.
Montana recorded more deaths than births in 2020
The state recorded 12,018 deaths to 10,791 live births
[L.A. Times]Catalytic converter thefts continue to climb in Southern California, with one leading to the suspected thief’s death.
An employee at an Anaheim industrial building arrived to work Wednesday about 6:20 a.m. and discovered a man’s legs sticking out from underneath a company car, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer.
Based on the tools with him and his position under the car, first responders concluded he had been trying to detach the catalytic converter from the Toyota Prius, Carringer said.
“It appears he was attempting to steal a catalytic converter off the vehicle when the jack he used failed, and the jack failure caused the car to fall on top of him,” Carringer said.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
[Local Totebagger Radio]
Remembering Latasha Harlins, who was shot and killed 30 years ago by a store owner in South LAFormer LAPD Commander Michael Bostic talked about it then: “She had the money in her hand. You could see the money on the videotape. And the suspect grabbed the backpack, and there became a physical altercation over the backpack. And as our victim turned to walk away from the scene, the suspect raised a weapon and shot the victim in the back of the head.”
Latasha Harlins would have turned 45 this year on January 1. On that day, a mural featuring her portrait was unveiled. It’s on the front of the Sutton Recreation Center on Hoover Street where she used to hang out.
Monday, March 15, 2021
A 50-year-old man twice convicted of exposing himself is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of setting fire to a potato chip rack at a Subway restaurant in Anaheim while nude.
Jason William Ackroyd was charged with single counts each of arson of property, attempted arson of property of another and indecent exposure with a prior conviction of the crime, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, according to court records.
Ackroyd was accused of entering the fast food restaurant at 110 W. Lincoln Ave. about 6:30 p.m., March 8, without any clothes on and used a lighter to ignite a potato chip rack, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer.
Ackroyd was also accused of setting fire to a portable credit card machine and cable at the restaurant, according to the criminal complaint.
Ackroyd was convicted of exposing himself June 17, 1993, in Orange County and again on Feb. 7, 2008, in Orange County, according to the criminal complaint.
So, Gov. Ricketts of Neb., do you think the Xians & their Friday Fast, "a Christian practice of abstaining from animal meat, other than fish, as well as alcohol, on Fridays, or holding a fast on Fridays, found most frequently in the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican and Methodist traditions", are a direct attack on your way of life there in Nebraska, per the AP above?Grant Schulte / Associated Press:Taegan Goddard / Political Wire: Nebraska Declares Pro-Meat Day to Counter Colorado
Waiting for a statement condemning Jesus's people & The Pope, Ricketts. Oh, not the kind of culture war you're willing to fight, you two-faced sack of beef offal?