Will a candidate, family member, or staffer be shot at, if not actually murdered, before Election Day? Question Two: What will happen on Election Day?Candidate for Fayette Pa. House seat assaulted amid warnings about election-related threats and violence — A candidate running for a state House seat called 911 Monday morning after being assaulted at his Fayette County home in what would be the third time in two weeks he has had to call police to his residence.Matthew Chapman / Raw Story: Dem candidate allegedly brutally assaulted in Pennsylvania ahead of election: report
Monday, October 31, 2022
The demonization of Nancy PelosiThe apparent assassination attempt follows more than a decade of personal and unrelenting attacks against Pelosi. In 2010, Republicans launched a "Fire Pelosi" project which featured "images of [Pelosi] engulfed in Hades-style flames." Things escalated from there.
In 2018 and 2019, shortly before announcing her run for Congress, Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) "indicated support for executing prominent Democrats," including Pelosi. In a January 2019 speech, Greene said that Pelosi is "a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason," noting that treason is "a crime punishable by death." In a Facebook video the next month, Greene said that Pelosi would “suffer death or she’ll be in prison” for her “treason.”
According to federal prosecutors, many of the January 6 rioters were "searching for Pelosi as they entered the Capitol and shouting that they were 'coming for' her as they tried to get past law enforcement into the House chamber." A woman "allegedly demanded that police bring Pelosi out so the mob could 'hang that fucking bitch.'" A North Carolina man "brought guns and ammunition to Washington on January 6 and texted a relative the following day that he was thinking of going to see Pelosi speak 'and putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.'" Another woman "admitted filming a selfie-style video in which she said, 'We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the frickin’ brain but we didn’t find her.'"
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said it was "unfair" to link the attack at Pelosi's home to Republican rhetoric. DePape, she said, was simply a "deranged individual." McDaniel did not address the fact that DePape was a deranged individual who embraced conspiracy theories promoted by Trump and other top Republicans. Instead, she blamed the attack on "Democrat policies."
Sunday, October 30, 2022
I missed WWII, but I'm more than willing to participate in a re-run or reënactment. That means you, Nazis!Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:Laxalt campaign paid thousands to political operative linked to Twitter account that denigrated Jews, women — A Twitter account connected to former Laxalt staffer Michael Pecjak has compared abortion to the Holocaust and claimed that “Jews are not a religious sect and are a cult,” among other comments
At last, free speech!— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) October 30, 2022
Me to the eight billion chunks of undifferentiated tissue in this world of shit & pain, who are stealing my oxygen: YOU SUCK, I HATE YOU, PLEASE DIE!!!!!#Overpopulation
There's nothing stopping me now/We don't listen to you (Fuck off!)
There's nothing holding me back/I want all the truth!
Saturday, October 29, 2022
“The Bird Is Freed” – Elon Musk Closes Twitter Deal, Opens New Era For Social Media Platform
[Deadline]Use of N-word on Twitter jumped by almost 500% after Elon Musk's takeover as trolls test limits on free speech, report says — Elon Musk's Twitter takeover sparked a surge in the use of the N-word on the social media platform. — A social media research group told The Washington Post the use of the slur increased by nearly 500%.
Fuck every one of you two-faced bags of Jesus shit & shred your Big Book of Lies.Andrew Miller / Fox News:Left-wing activists harass conservative reading Bible, steal book and rip it up, protester eats pages — The activists were protesting a speech by conservative author Matt Walsh at a Wisconsin college campus — Leftist protesters harass man reciting Bible verses, take Bible and rip up pages …Nick Arama / RedState: Leftist Protesters Get Triggered by Matt Walsh, Go Wild and Even Eat the Bible
Now can we start calling for the death of all Nazis, Nazis being defined as anyone to my political right?— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) October 29, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
2310ET:Jon Blistein / Rolling Stone:Kyrie Irving Boosts Antisemitic Movie Peddling ‘Jewish Slave Ships’ — The video is based on a venomously antisemitic book which asserts that “many famous high-ranking Jews” have “admitted” to “worship[ing] Satan or Lucifer.” — HOURS BEFORE ANOTHER Brooklyn Nets loss on Thursday, noted “free-thinker” and basketball player Kyrie Irving took to Twitter to boost a movie and book, Hebrews to Negroes, stuffed with antisemitic tropes.The 2018 film was directed by Ronald Dalton, Jr., and based upon his 2015 book of the same name. A description for the film states that it “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel,” while a similar one for the book reads, “Since the European and Arab slave traders stepped foot into Africa, blacks have been told lies about their heritage.” Both suggest Hebrews to Negroes espouse ideas in line with more extreme factions of the Black Hebrew Israelites, which have a long history of misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and especially antisemitism.The Black Hebrew Israelite movement is fairly broad, comprising organizations that (per the Anti-Defamation League) “operate semi-independently.” The movement generally coalesces around the notion that Black people are the real descendants of the ancient Israelites, with more extreme factions claiming that Black people have been “robbed of their identity as being ‘God’s chosen people'” (via the Southern Poverty Law Center).It’s those extremist sects that have often parroted “classic” antisemitic tropes, like claiming European Jews (often referred to as the “synagogue of Satan”) wield outsized control over society, especially in industries like banking and the media. They’ve also pushed antisemitic claims that Jews are responsible for slavery and the “effeminizing of Black men.”The broad Black Hebrew Israelite movement, as the Southern Poverty Law Center notes, has its roots in Black Judaism, which began in the South during the late 1800s. The movement’s popularity and influence can be tied to its key tenets of “self-empowerment and economic independence,” while rhetoric “emphasizing the biblical theme of an oppressed nation being led to a promised land, informed black activist thought right up through the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.”[...]The SPLC goes on to note that while the belief that Black people were descended from the ancient Israelites was always part of Black Judaism, that didn’t necessarily mean that “other people deserved condemnation or attack.” Nevertheless, the movement (like many movements) had its extremists, who paired those original messages of self-empowerment with more hateful and antisemitic rhetoric as the Black Hebrew Israelite movement evolved during the 20th century.As for Irving, long before tweeting out Hebrews to Negroes, he appeared to tweet something in line with Black Hebrew Israelite thinking back in March 2021. The statement wasn’t overtly antisemitic, rooted more in that core notion that Black people are the real descendants of the Israelites. “You better stop playing with History,” he wrote. “You better stop lying to your people Europe and America. You better stop feeding BS to the innocent children of God. The Original people are returning, and this time God will intervene at every corner of the Earth.”
Thursday, October 27, 2022
No One Is Innocent!
A private seller, & then the "third party known to the family" let the 19-yr. old murderer have the AR-15 back? May be quite a bit of blood on those hands too.Police said they responded to a domestic disturbance at around 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the family's home.
"Officers responded and determined at that time the suspect was lawfully permitted to possess the firearm," a statement from police said Wednesday night. "A third party known to the family was contacted and took possession of the firearm so that it would no longer be stored in the home."
The updated information from police Wednesday night confirmed that the gun taken from the home was the AR-15 that was used in the Monday shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.
In the Thursday statement, police again said there was no law giving them the option to take the gun away.
"The State of Missouri does not have a red flag law," the Thursday statement said. "That means St. Louis Police department officers did not have clear authority to temporarily seize the rifle when they responded to the suspect’s home when called by the suspect’s mother on 10/15/22."
Recently enacted federal law enhanced background checks for buyers younger than 21.
The new bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which Missouri Senator Roy Blunt helped craft, also cracks down on private sellers, requiring them to run background checks on gun sales, according to 5 On Your Side's Mark Maxwell.
But in Missouri, the Second Amendment Protection Act prohibits police from enforcing federal gun laws.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Is this dumb/crazy/peculiar s.o.b. so disconnected he just has no fucking idea?Mike Calia / CNBC:Ye escorted out of Skechers office in Los Angeles after he showed up unannounced — Ye, who is also known as Kanye West, was escorted out of the Los Angeles office of shoe maker Skechers, the company said. — The incident comes after Adidas terminated its relationship with the fallen rapper …Will Katcher / Union-News: Antisemitic remarks have ‘obliterated’ Kanye West's net worth, Forbes saysNoah A. McGee / The Root: People and Companies That Have Cancelled Kanye WestJust The News: Corporate backlash mounts as Adidas, Gap cut ties with Ye following antisemitic remarks
Well, maybe not instant, but it caught up w/ them. On the way to a funeral. Haw haw haw. Freedom's just another word for dead.[Tampa Bay Times]
Attorney who fought Florida helmet laws died in motorcycle crash while not wearing one
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
An unelected, appointed-for-life junta of Catholic theocrats attempt to impose their idiotic religious beliefs on millions of non-Catholics, totalitarian shithole-style, & then the junta is shocked & horrified when the only possible resistance to totalitarianism is suggested. Snowflakes.Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:Justice Alito says leak of abortion opinion made majority ‘targets for assassination’ — Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said Tuesday that the leak of his draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade made his colleagues in the majority on the U.S. Supreme Court “targets for assassination.”Jack Birle / Washington Examiner: Alito says Supreme Court leak made justices ‘targets for assassination’Greg Stohr / Bloomberg: Supreme Court's Alito Says Abortion Opinion Leak Made Justices Murder TargetsValerie Richardson / Washington Times: Alito: Leak of draft opinion in Dobbs made conservative justices ‘targets for assassination’John A. Farrell / Boston.com: Alito assured Ted Kennedy in 2005 of respect for Roe v. Wade, diary says
In Oprah Winfrey's mouth too. Between Mehmet Oz & this piece of Texas shit she has a lot for which to answer.Sophie Lawton / Media Matters for America:In its newest season, CBS' Dr. Phil has become a safe space for anti-abortion activists — The newest season of CBS' Dr. Phil has regularly featured right-wing personalities, including anti-abortion activists and Fox News and PragerU personalities, and members of far-right student and parent groups, giving them platforms to share misinformation and hate.This trend appears to be a distinct turn for the show in contrast to the previous season. Dr. Phil now tackles conservative culture war issues like critical race theory, transgender athletes, “cancel culture,” cultural appropriation, and abortion.During the previous season that began in September 2021, the first 25 episodes included 15 episodes on personal family stories, 8 on true crime, and just 2 focused on societal topics described as being “in the news”: "dynamic" seniors and bad flying experiences. Of the first 25 episodes of the current season, 24 have focused on general societal topics, with only one true crime-focused episode and no episodes surrounding personal conflicts.Season 20 did include two appearances from particularly bigoted right-wing media personalities. Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire appeared in an episode in January focused on nonbinary and transgender identity. Right-wing media used the episode to spread hate against nonbinary and transgender people online, and it has since been erased from Hulu, Dr. Phil’s site, and YouTube. And right-wing troll James Lindsay appeared in January 2022 to discuss critical race theory in schools, comparing it to neo-Marxism.These types of guests are now commonplace. In many instances, host Phil McGraw does not provide background on the groups his guests represent.…
Monday, October 24, 2022
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:Media and entertainment company mergers plus TV and gaming consolidation seem inevitable, as streaming services fail to make up for traditional pay TV's decline — We just wrapped the first week of corporate earnings season (for tech and entertainment), which means we are starting …Lucas Shaw / @lucas_shaw: Americans spend more time watching Pluto TV than Peacock, Apple TV+ or Paramount+. You would not guess that from media coverage. https://www.bloomberg.com/...Natalie Jarvey / Vanity Fair: Extremely Odd Couple: ‘Dahmer’ and ‘Cocomelon’ Help Keep Streaming On TopLucas Shaw / @lucas_shaw: Netflix is offering video games. Comcast looked into buying EA. The owner of Xbox is selling ads for Netflix. It feels inevitable that a video game company will merge with an entertainment company. https://www.bloomberg.com/...
Man accused of attacking Rubio canvasser, but police account differs from senator's — Despite senator's tweet, ‘no indication’ of political motive, Hialeah police say — HIALEAH, Fla. - Police arrested a 22-year-old man accused of attacking a canvasser handing out political flyers on Sunday evening in Hialeah.Carlos Garcia / TheBlaze: Marco Rubio says campaign volunteer was ‘brutally attacked’ while canvassing for him in FloridaJesse Scheckner / Florida Politics: Canvasser for Marco Rubio brutally attacked in Hialeah
Miami New Times:
Rubio Supporter, Alleged Former White Supremacist Brutally Beaten in Hialeah
Laura Bassett / Jezebel: Marco Rubio Canvasser, a Notorious White Supremacist, Was Beaten in Miami Area
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot: Marco Rubio shares tale of canvasser being attacked, omits that he's a notorious local racistJohn Sexton / HotAir: Canvasser wearing Rubio t-shirt and DeSantis cap gets beat up in Hialeah, FloridaJennifer Van Laar / RedState: Rubio Canvasser Brutally Attacked in Hialeah, FL After Being Told 'Republicans Aren't Allowed' HereSelim Algar / New York Post: Rubio campaign canvasser ‘brutally’ beaten by man who told him GOPers not allowed in his neighborhoodHarold Hutchinson / LifeNews.com: Four Liberal Attackers Brutally Assault Marco Rubio SupporterJim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: VIOLENT LEFTISTS BRUTALLY ATTACK Marco Rubio Canvasser - 4 Animals Beat Him Causing Internal Bleeding and Broken JawJackson Richman / Mediaite: Marco Rubio Says Canvasser in DeSantis Hat Brutally Attacked in Florida For Being RepublicanRyan Saavedra / The Daily Wire: Rubio Campaign Canvasser Seriously Injured After Violent Attack For Wearing DeSantis Hat, Rubio Shirt, Campaign Says
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
The fuck is it w/ these people? Any day now we'll hear "Decadent Jew" w/o the slightest irony.Katie Glueck / New York Times:Brandon Tensley / CNN: As Tree of Life massacre anniversary nears, recent antisemitic rhetoric proves too many Americans learned nothing from attack
Right-wing broadcaster Steve Deace says the Democratic Party is "a demonic construct, a satanically-influenced entity, and a death cult" and that anyone who supports it is "voting for dudes teabagging their hairy sacks on children at public libraries and public schools." pic.twitter.com/YeBbLnptsW— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 21, 2022
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist & advocate for psychedelic drug use, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
1942: Bobby Fuller, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)