Only In AmericaWhy hasn't the pistol*-purchasing papa been charged? Lock him up!!
*It's "carry-size". How cute.
I s'pose if one is gullible enough to believe Bill Gates is putting 5G microchips in vaccines it's not much of a stretch to thinking the Yellow Commie Peril is stealing your precious genetic data when you're being swabbed.Sheriff Alex Villanueva Monday said his deputies and civilian personnel will no longer participate in L.A. County’s COVID-19 registration and testing program, claiming the FBI has warned him that genetic data “will likely be shared with the Republic of China” by the company conducting the testing, Fulgent Genetics Inc.
Well, I'm Norton VII, Emperor of The United States & Protector of Mexico, & I'm ordering my follower(s) to kill 'em all; Gawd will know his own.Mack Lamoureux / VICE:QAnon's ‘Queen of Canada’ Calls for Followers to ‘Kill’ People Vaccinating Children — QAnon influencer Romana Didulo told her 70,000 followers that “duck-hunting season is open” and by ducks she means healthcare workers, politicians, and journalists.Peter Smith / Canadian Anti-Hate Network: Self Declared Queen Of Canada Calling For US Supporters To Invade Canada And Prepare To Execute “Traitors”
And from behind the L.A. Times paywall:David Charns / KLAS:Allison Elyse Gualtieri / CBS News: Unruly passenger incidents garner federal attention as holiday travel season startsBob Brigham / Raw Story: Woman screams obscenities and 'Let's Go Brandon' as she's kicked off airplane — then gets arrestedDylan Gwinn / Breitbart: Report: Airline Passenger Yells, 'Let's Go Brandon' After Arrest for Refusing to Wear MaskTaylor Giles / The Daily Caller: Police Arrest Woman After She Refused To Wear Mask On Airplane, Yelled 'Let's Go Brandon'Stephen Sorace / Fox News: Las Vegas woman shouting 'let's go Brandon' removed from Allegiant Air flight after causing disturbanceLuke Gentile / Washington Examiner: Woman arrested at airport after allegedly refusing to wear mask and yelling, 'Let's go Brandon'Kenneth Garger / New York Post: Airline passenger arrested for refusing to wear mask, yells 'Let's go Brandon'
I hate this fucking country & every shithead in it. Eat your own shit & die, Yankee scum!The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group representing African American firefighters, said Wednesday that the LAFD member responded to receiving the non-compliance letter by dropping his pants and wiping his buttocks with the letter, leaving fecal matter on the document. He then dropped the letter on the ground.
The alleged incident underscores the deep resistance among some within the Fire Department over the city’s mandate that employees be vaccinated.
LAFD spokeswoman Cheryl Getuiza said the alleged incident occurred on Nov. 18. “The department is aware of the seriousness of the allegations and took immediate action upon learning of this incident,” she said Wednesday, but declined to comment on the details.
"Spending spree" my ass. The Vice President of These Untied Snakes is paid US$235,700/yr. I doubt a $375 serving dish will bankrupt the V.P. Whereas Donald Trump spent his money buying the silence of an adult film actress after a spree of his own.
EXCLUSIVE: Kamala Harris Bought $375 Pot on Paris Trip
🎶It's Christmas time in the suburbs ...🎵Gang of EIGHTY crowbar-wielding looters in ski masks ransack California Nordstrom and fill 25 cars with designer goods in raid lasting less than one minute — Approximately 80 thieves wearing ski masks stormed the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek, California around 9pm Saturday nightGabriel Greschler / Mercury News: Three arrested after Saturday night looting at Walnut Creek NordstromEmma Colton / Fox News:California Nordstrom ransacked by 80 looters in ski masks with crowbars and weapons: Witness — One witness described the scene outside of the California Nordstrom as, ‘like a scene out of a movie’ — Fox News Flash top headlines for November 20 — About 80 looters in ski masks ransacked …Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart: WATCH: ‘Mass Looting’ Moves to San Francisco Bay Suburbs; ‘It Was Insane’Jack Davis / The Western Journal: Massive Armed Mob in 25-Car Caravan Rolls Up to California Nordstrom Store, Ransacks the Entire Building
Well, there you have it. If the vigilante killer doesn't get away w/ murder, it just goes to show how "the Left" has ruined this decent, not at all racist country. Whose values are "sordid" now, degenerate whose America is an 18-yr. old killer thug?
Kyle Rittenhouse Is AmericaThis is the upside-down world we live in now. If so many of us are so concerned about Kyle Rittenhouse’s verdict, it’s because he embodies so much about the America we love—the America of goodness and decency that the Left has been bushwhacking for decades (and decrying as racist) and that Donald Trump sought to restore. If they succeed in destroying this young man’s life, it will be cruel testimony to the degree to which their lies, their cynicism, and their sordid values have won the day in this country that some of us, at least, still love.
Seaga used gang violence as a political weapon in 1976 and 1980 when I was making campaign films for the People's National Party under Prime Minister Michael Manley. I witnessed Seaga's thugs use arson and gun terror as tactics to scare and alienate voters from Manley. Seaga at this time in 1976 and 1980 also enjoyed backing from the CIA. Manley strove, in vain, to forge a path of genuine independence, which brought a hostile response from Washington. Manley announced his neutrality in the Cold War, pushed the non-aligned nations groups and pursued friendship to neighboring Cuba. Manley took the lead among the Commonwealth nations in attacking the apartheid government in South Africa and he backed Castro's dispatch of troops to Angola to save its fragile independence from attacking armies from South Africa and Zaire - policies that annoyed Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
"... only days after six teenagers from a nearby campus were shot and injured at a park."Nine wounded but not one fatality? You stupid punks won't get anywhere w/o practice; when did the N.R.A. stop training America's wanna-be young murderers?
The laws against illegal gun possession & crossing state lines w/ an illegally obtained weapon mean nothing. Nor does the L.A. Sheriff's shooting policy. Why should I obey any of your laws? Let anarchy reign!A Los Angeles jury Friday acquitted L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Liu of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of an unarmed motorist at a Norwalk gas station in 2016.
Baker pointed out that Sheriff’s Department policy prohibits deputies from shooting at moving cars. Under the policy, "firearms shall not be discharged at a stationary or moving vehicle" or its occupants unless deputies are being threatened with a gun or some other "deadly force by means other than the moving vehicle."
“Francisco Garcia should not have stolen the car. He should not have tried to flee,” Baker told the jury. “But he didn’t deserve to die for it.”
if you can get past the paywall.
Column: Paul Gosar’s anime video of killing AOC is not a joke. It displays the new GOP’s violent extremist turn.
Nuthin', y'hear, nuthin'!
Most people learn after one, maybe two mistakes.Sophie Egan / New York Times:Does It Matter if I Eat the Stickers on Fruits and Vegetables? — I keep finding myself biting into an apple or a peach, only to find I've eaten half the sticker the store put on there. Is there any harm in eating produce stickers? — While the stickers that get placed on fruits
“Some of these kids, they’re just trying to get through the day, get through compacted math, get through algebra, go to cotillion on Sunday,” Eddins said. “They are not thinking about these issues.”
And of course:Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. Forget I mentioned it. This song has no message. Rise for the flag salute. F. Zappa, liner notes to "Hungry Freaks, Daddy", on Freak Out, 1966
First they came for the election officials, then they came for the school boards & the teachers ... will your lame asses be next?
Michael Flynn tonight: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.” pic.twitter.com/ShGVrsQ9hW— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 13, 2021
Meanwhile, a WSJ editorial page shitheel knows what the real problem is. Not Republicans threatening violence & attempting to strangle democracy in the statehouses, or calling for a national religion, but commies, who've apparently taken over. (How'd I miss that?) By the way, fascism/"national conservatism" has been tried many times, & most of us know (& admit) how that ended.Former Trump National Security Advisor (for about 14 seconds) Michael Flynn tonight: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.”
So for all of you who had “America is an autocratic theocracy” on your "American Democratic Bingo” cards, go ahead and fill it in now.
Hmmm. Guess "National Socialism" was already taken. You'll note this clown's first political insight concerned a mattress tag. He gets "national decay" in too. Not the decay on the right that led to the unmentioned-by-this-sucker events of 6 January 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, speaking of the arrival of radicalism, but this crap:
Why America Needs National Conservatism
Today’s central challenge is an aggressive, ascendant radical left. Incremental reform won’t counter it.
No one but the right-wing radicals using social media to promote radicalism & attempt to overthrow the duly-elected gov't. even noticed! Get out from under your rock, ninny.But many terrible developments—such as the pathologies of social media and the arrival of Marxian radicalism in a political system we had thought immune—were understood by practically no one until they were upon us.
The poor (& apparently colorless) hicks have just been ignored by the elites, you see, while, well, you know how "our African-American compatriots" are."... the problems of our working-class compatriots in declining regions whose interests had been ignored in national politics and policy. We need to turn in the same spirit to the problems of our African-American compatriots in poor, violent, fatherless urban precincts."
... that'll save me having to kill each of you eight billion bastard morons individually. If the Guardian's right, the plague may be back, & as always these United Snakes won't do a damn thing. Unless you think this nation of sheep will remove head from ass & do this:
This reporter is not holding his breath. See you losers in the boneyard.Otherwise, we will probably face a fifth wave. Now is not the time for happy talk, but to instead show we can persevere, run this marathon, make it to the finish line. We can acknowledge and accept endemicity – that a low level of Covid will remain in the background, but that is not >75,000 new cases a day. Instead of succumbing to yet another major rise in cases and their sequelae, this is a chance for America to finally rise to the occasion, showing an ability to lead and execute.
Andrew Court / New York Post:‘Super flexible’ Joe Rogan says he can perform fellatio on himself — He's no ordinary Joe Blow! — Joe Rogan says he's so flexible he is capable of performing oral sex on himself. — The controversial podcaster, 54, made the crude claim during a new episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience
Explains why the right-wing fake news was all over it. 'Though I must admit I was all in favor of it. Matter of grim fact, I may take up shoplifting again if prices don't come down. Thinking the 5.9% Social Security COLA will barely be noticed.The New York Times piece did not appear in a vacuum. The false narrative of out-of-control crime in San Francisco, and California as a whole, is being pushed relentlessly by a far-right website run by a former Republican consultant who received a pardon from Trump.
California's leading source of crime disinformationOn October 21, the California Globe published a story about a Target store in downtown San Francisco that was closing “amid shoplifting tidal wave.” The story was an exclusive and featured several unnamed San Francisco Police Department officers who claimed that the Mission Street Target will “be closed by the end of the year despite having solid revenue, because they cannot get the shoplifting under control.”
Great question! Anyone? pic.twitter.com/emzjWKtdRX— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby Calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) November 10, 2021
Hope America's hillbillies & fruitcakes enjoyed paying for Wayne LaPierre's expensive Eye-talian suits.Tim Mak / NPR:A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA's evolution on school shootings — Soon after the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, senior leaders of the National Rifle Association huddled on a conference call to consider canceling their annual convention, scheduled just days later and a few miles away.Alex Griffing / Mediaite: NRA Called Members ‘Hillbillies’ and ‘Fruitcakes’ in Panicked Talks After Columbine Massacre, New Tapes RevealMatthew Chapman / Raw Story: NRA leaders privately feared pro-gun ‘hillbillies’ and ‘fruitcakes’ would cause backlash after Columbine in newly released tapesNatalie Musumeci / Insider: NRA leaders called its members ‘hillbillies’ and ‘fruitcakes’ in secretly recorded audio following Columbine massacre
Who's the victim here? A reminder:Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.""The fascist state is the corporate state."-Il Duce
Who’s gonna tell him?— David Priess (@DavidPriess) November 9, 2021
“It used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs.”pic.twitter.com/fxiCJLeNWL
Left to this reporter to be on the ground for ... the rest of the story.Arty shot:Although argon is non-toxic, it is 38% more dense than air and therefore considered a dangerous asphyxiant in closed areas. It is difficult to detect because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
A mere matter of time until this sort of thing is no longer a threat but a promise.Columbia Campus Cleared After Bomb Threats At Ivy Schools — Columbia University said its buildings have been cleared for re-entry after bomb threats on Sunday were deemed “not credible” by the New York City Police Department. — Two other Ivy League universities — Cornell University …
The fox returned, and was escorted up the tunnel pic.twitter.com/YYbuySPiK5— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) November 7, 2021
On Tuesday, J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling “Hillbilly Elegy” and now candidate for the U.S. Senate from Ohio, gave a keynote speech at the National Conservatism Conference titled “The Universities Are the Enemy.”
In the speech, he told his audience: “I think in this movement of national conservatism, what we need more than inspiration is wisdom. And there is a wisdom in what Richard Nixon said approximately 40, 50 years ago. He said, and I quote: ‘The professors are the enemy.’”
Nixon actually said these words to his then-national security advisor, the Harvard professor Henry Kissinger. He added, in a professorial flourish, “write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it.”
This hatred of professors and their universities seems to be a big deal for Vance. On his campaign website, under the heading “Protect Conservative Values,” he complains that “hundreds of billions of American tax dollars” get sent to universities that “teach that America is an evil, racist nation.” These universities “then train teachers who bring that indoctrination into our elementary and high schools.” He doesn’t want any tax dollars going to institutions that teach “critical race theory or radical gender ideology.” Instead, he wants them to deliver “an honest, patriotic account of American history.” Other sections of the website extol the glories of the 2nd Amendment, while ranting about immigrants and COVID-19 regulations.
Vance’s complaint is at least as old as the trial of Socrates in the Athens of 399 BCE. Socrates was sentenced to death for teachings that supposedly corrupted the youth of Athens and mocked the city’s gods. Vilifying professors has been the theme of a certain kind of politics ever since.
Ironically, the same Henry Kissinger who heard Nixon’s 1972 rant about professors made his own academic reputation writing about Prince Klemens von Metternich, the top minister of the Austrian Empire from 1809 to 1848. Metternich was a conservative strongman, perhaps the Vladimir Putin of his day. He didn’t like professors either.
In 1820, Metternich wrote that the main evil of his time was “presumption,” his word for the habit of educated people to question authority. “Experience has no value for the presumptuous man; faith is nothing to him,” he said. Ordinary working people, he said, did not fall prey to these illusions because they were too busy with the hard labor of their own lives. Not so the professors who were his target: the “real cosmopolitans ... men of letters, lawyers, and the individuals charged with public education.”
Just like Vance, Metternich thought the only counterweight to such errors was to be found in “wisdom” — which meant accepting Metternich’s authority and all conservative values with it.
The fascist movements of the 20th century were notoriously anti-intellectual and anti-professor. In a relatively unscripted moment in a 1938 speech, Adolf Hitler said he regretted that his regime still had some need for its “intellectual classes,” otherwise, “one day we could, I don’t know, exterminate them or something.”
Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, was irritated by academics’ tendency to examine political statements for their truth value. But he concluded that “I do not believe that university professors make history.”
Why is it that professors have always drawn the anger of authoritarians? Authoritarians themselves will always claim that academic activity is subversive, unpatriotic and immoral — and thus a serious threat to society. But let’s be real for a moment. Goebbels actually had a point.
The great majority of scholarly publications are read by only a tiny handful of professional colleagues. Academics who somehow reach a broader public audience are usually highly untypical of their profession. As for our nefarious activity in the classroom: I can assure Vance that I could never indoctrinate any student into anything, even if I wanted to. I keep a file of amusing exam answers. To put it gently, students don’t always listen. Any indoctrination I tried would surely backfire.
If Vance were to be honest about who he thinks his enemies really are, he would have to say minorities, immigrants and others who don’t fit into his vision of American values. These are the people hurt by the kind of politics he advances. But it doesn’t sound quite so good to say this out loud.
Professors, on the other hand, are a perfect target, and perfect scapegoats. The work they do is often obscure and mysterious for people outside the academy. They are easy to caricature as out of touch, or worse. Most importantly, they do not have the power or media reach to fight back.
Vance is right about one thing, though. So long as he pursues a politics of division, fear, hatred and mass death from COVID and guns, I will oppose him. I will probably be an ineffective enemy. But I will do my best.
Benjamin Carter Hett is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of “The Death of Democracy” and “The Nazi Menace.”