35 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-6-20

  1. Subpoenas are coming. 🙂

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    MSNBC hires soon to be indicted liar.

    FIFY.

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  2. Yeah that’ll show those cops in Minneapolis….

    Oh wait, no… it only harms more minorities.

    https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/06/05/chicago-riots-wipe-grocery-sources-minority-residents/

    “Chicago Riots Wipe Out Most Grocery Sources For Minority Residents”

    “As in many cities this week, the riots and destruction in Chicago overnight were considerably subdued compared to what we saw over the weekend. Perhaps that was because Kanye West showed up to march with the protesters and demand that the city’s public schools cancel final exams. Let’s hope the trend continues in that direction. But even as some business owners and residents begin trying to clean up the mess, the reality of what’s left of their neighborhoods was just starting to sink in.

    Just as we saw with so many other cities, the looting and rioting were severe in Chicago, particularly in the already economically challenged South Side neighborhoods with primarily minority populations. Fires burned many structures and stores had their windows broken out and their contents looted. Residents have now realized that there are no longer any grocery stores in some neighborhoods. This area was already considered a “food desert” in terms of the availability of fresh food for home cooking, but now it’s a food wasteland. (CBS Chicago)

    For neighbors, the Jewel-Osco on 75th is the grocery store. But no longer.

    “It’s kind of a sad thing to think about,” said resident William Wright. “I take my grandma here every Sunday.”

    On Sunday night, it was ravaged by looters, as you can see by the aftermath captured in video from the next day, leaving neighbors frustrated.

    “It’s not what you do. It’s how do you do it,” Wright said. “What did we accomplish, aside from take our property value down and embarrass ourselves?”

    Descriptions don’t really do the story justice. Check out this short video from the local CBS outlet and see what’s left of the only grocery store in the entire neighborhood.”

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  3. Elsewhere, same story….

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    https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/why-did-pa-gov-tom-wolf-join-a-protest-with-thousands-of-people-breaking-the-rules-in-a-yellow-phase-county.html

    “Why did Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf join a protest with thousands of people, breaking the rules in a yellow-phase county?”

    “Gov. Tom Wolf seemingly violated his own coronavirus reopening orders on Wednesday.

    The governor joined hundreds in a march against gun violence and racial injustice in Harrisburg, despite the fact that Dauphin County is still in the yellow phase, where gatherings are supposed to be limited to 25 people or less.

    Thousands showed up to march in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man from Minnesota. Floyd died in police custody last week after an officer, Derek Chauvin, was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he cried out that he could not breathe. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, while three other officers who did not intervene are facing counts of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.”

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  4. Finally, someone with a clue….

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/06/appeals-court-orders-molotov-cocktail-lawyers-back-to-jail/

    “Appeals Court Orders Molotov Cocktail Lawyers Back to Jail

    Reverses District Court release on bail”

    “Two Brooklyn-based lawyers facing federal charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a NYPD cruiser during the riots are back in federal custody after an appeals court reversed the bail decision.”

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  5. I don’t think I am normally a conspiracy-theory person but someone posted this on Facebook and they were my thoughts, exactly:

    According to the store clerks, George attempted to make a purchase with a fake $20 bill. The clerk refused the money.

    George left without incident but decided to hang out in front of the store, just standing around.
    In the meantime, just for practice, the clerk notified the police of the incident. The police then rushed right over because, you know, police in big cities are usually free to rush over to check fake $20s from people who have already left the scene. Happens all the time.

    Imagine their good fortune to find George still standing there. That’s what most people do after being caught with a counterfeit bill, right? Just walk outside and stand there.

    I find it odd that these two men, Derek (the officer) and George, MAY have known each other well. They used to work together for 17 years, apparently.

    I find it odd that the cop had his hands in his pockets while he put his knee on his friend’s throat. Very odd.

    I find it odd that they did not just put him in the back seat of the cop car. They were literally standing right next to the door.

    I find it odd that a man who couldn’t get air was able to yell out repeatedly for a very long period of time, and did not struggle to live. Why didn’t he call for help with all those people standing around filming him? He just laid there and passively “died.”

    I find it odd that they just stood there and let people film this.

    I find it odd that most of Derek’s weight is on his right knee, the one on the ground, not the left knee on his friend, George.

    I find it odd the “paramedics” arrived on scene, approached so nonchalantly, then placed Derek’s very much alive (?) friend, George, into the ambulance without any sign of urgency.

    I find it odd that Derek’s neighbors never knew he was an officer. They stated they never saw him wearing a uniform coming and going.

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  6. BLM leader finally catches a clue…..

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    And he’s not the only one. 🙂

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  7. DC’s mayor shows where she stands.

    And it’s not with law and order.

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  8. Not happening. No one should be kneeling or bowing to anyone.

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    https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/04/the-struggle-sessions-are-here-and-theyre-not-going-away/

    “The Struggle Sessions Are Here, And They’re Not Going Away

    The left’s multi-decade project to teach everyone that America is irredeemably racist has led to the emergence of a new regime in American life.”

    “Amid the scenes circulating on social media this week of protesters and rioters and burned out storefronts and police barricades, two of them stand out as harbingers of what all of this means for the future of mainstream American society.

    The first was a video clip of a small group of white people kneeling down before a group of black people. A white man at the head of the kneeling group was praying, his voice shaking with emotion: “Father, we ask for forgiveness from our black brothers and sisters for years and years of racism, of systematic racism.”

    The second was a clip of a large gathering in the affluent DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Nearly a thousand protesters, most of them white, their hands raised as if in prayer, engaged in a kind of collective woke sermon, repeating after a man on a microphone: “I will use my voice in the most uplifting way possible, and do everything in my power to educate my community. I will love my black neighbors the same as my white ones…”

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  9. This is lazy, and so predictable.

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  10. More white supremacists violence……

    Oh wait…. Nope, not now either…..

    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/3-protesters-track-officers-their-home-light-their-police-cars-fire-authorities-say/Y4BL2CZGHVCIZFP62CMDCVQJIU/

    “3 protesters tracked officers to their homes, threw Molotov cocktails at police cars, authorities say”

    “Three protesters are in jail Thursday after being arrested for trying to set police cars on fire with Molotov cocktails.

    They were denied bond in court Friday.

    Police say the vandals tracked those officers down at their homes and tried to torch their cars. Both fires were put out quickly, leaving minor damage to the vehicles.”

    Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Alvin Joseph, 21, and Lakaila Mack, 20, all face multiple charges.”

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  11. I think the most truth bearing story here is the second. The rest are all same old same old. But the second tells that this is all about self serving people doing what is right in their own eyes.

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  12. I am heartened by the young man who returned what he had looted, saying his conscience bothered him. Praying for repentance for more.

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  13. So much for the “experts” opinion…..

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/04/medical-journal-lancet-retracts-study-hydroxychloroquine/

    “A widely read study claiming the use of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus leads to an increased risk of death has been retracted, the study’s publisher said Thursday.

    The Lancet, the medical journal that published the original study in late May, said in a statement that they “can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources,” and “due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted.”

    “We all entered this collaboration to contribute in good faith and at a time of great need during the COVID-19 pandemic,” they said. “We deeply apologise to you, the editors, and the journal readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience that this may have caused.”

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  14. If Linda were honest with us, she would confess that she sees something odd about this whole affair.
    I find it odd that officers of the law don’t realize that everyone EVERYONE, has a camera.

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  15. That’s the thing about the mob, eventually, it turns…..

    Tell them you won’t defund the police, get driven out of the club.

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  16. Sorry, not happening.

    I refuse to feel guilty for being born pigmentally deficient..

    Deal with it.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/03/i-did-not-kill-george-floyd/

    “I did not kill George Floyd

    The attempt to hold all whites responsible for the death of Floyd shows what a dead-end woke politics is.”

    “There’s a new sin. Forget gluttony. Forget sloth. The great moral error today is whiteness. To be white is to be fallen. Whiteness has become a kind of original sin, an inherited moral defect one must atone for throughout one’s life. In the wake of the brutal execution of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, this almost religious treatment of whiteness as an existential flaw has gone uber-mainstream.

    Listen to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Yesterday he called on ‘white Christians’ to ‘repent of our own prejudices’. Repent, ye sinners! Or if you prefer your leaders to be secular, how about the high priestess of middle-class decency, Nigella Lawson, who instructs her fellow white people to ‘acknowledge [that] systematic racism exists’ and that we are ‘complicit in it’. That brutal killing in Minneapolis – it’s your doing, white people.

    Or read Time, the most mainstream magazine in existence. ‘White people’, says one of its contributors, ‘have inherited this house of white supremacy, built by their forebears and willed to them’. Inherited. The sins of the father shall be visited upon the son. The Time writer says white racism is a spectrum, stretching from those white people who tell a black woman ‘how pretty our hair looks when we wear it straight’ to ‘the more extreme end of the spectrum… cops literally suffocating black people like George Floyd as they beg for their lives’.

    To compare a compliment about a woman’s hair to the merciless killing of Floyd is deeply disturbing. It sanitises the crime committed against Floyd and debases his suffering by putting it on a par with a mere uninvited compliment. It also confirms how thoroughly whiteness has been pathologised in mainstream ideology. What was once said about black men – that it is problematic when they compliment women of another race and that their racial make-up drives them towards murderous behaviour – is now said about white men. Perhaps someone can explain how replacing one form of racial fatalism with another is progressive.

    Whiteness-as-sin is everywhere. ‘White America, if you want to know who’s responsible for racism, look in the mirror’, cries the Chicago Tribune. ‘White people, you are the problem’, it continues, in case you didn’t get its message that this sinful race, these fallen people, are the scourge of our time.”

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  17. All the cool kids are doing it.

    Not.

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    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/06/06/ny-times-op-ed-white-people-stop-talking-relatives-support-blm/

    “The NY Times published an op-ed Friday titled “I Don’t Need ‘Love’ Texts From My White Friends.” Here’s how it opens: “My book is coming out in a few months, and I don’t know if I’m going to be alive to see it, because I’m a black man.”

    That combination of humble-bragging and self-pity gets repeated for a dozen or more paragraphs with the author repeatedly saying he’s tired of white friends texting to express their support which he sees as just a way to express guilt. He doesn’t want them to say they care about him as a person, he wants them to do something practical for the cause. And one of the things he recommends is to text their relatives and let them know they are being cut off socially and emotionally unless and until those relatives show support for “black lives.”

    So please, stop sending #love. Stop sending positive vibes. Stop sending your thoughts. Here are three suggestions on more immediately impactful things to offer instead:

    Money: To funds that pay legal fees for black people who are unjustly arrested, imprisoned or killed or to black politicians running for office.

    Texts: To your relatives and loved ones telling them you will not be visiting them or answering phone calls until they take significant action in supporting black lives either through protest or financial contributions.

    Protection: To fellow black protesters who are at greater risk of harm during demonstrations.

    Yes, these actions may seem grave. But you insist that you love me, and love requires sacrifice. Text messages are unlimited on most data plans. Emojis are not sacrificial.

    I can’t take credit for noticing this. It was pointed out on Twitter by Quillette editor Jonathan Kay who compared this to the demands made by a cult.”

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  19. Linda, your 9:10, that does look like a conspiracy theory. A whole bunch of those issues have easy answers. The biggest thing, though, is what are they suggesting? That he didn’t actually die at all but even the doctors were lying as he went into hiding somewhere and his family grieved?

    As to trying to pass a counterfeit bill and then standing around outside . . . not everyone who passes counterfeit money knows it is counterfeit.

    Putting your weight on the ground and not on the person? I would assume that is what a person would do. He wasn’t trying to crush him, but to hold him down, and you’d need your balance to have your weight on the ground.

    The assumption that they are actually friends seems an odd one, easily proven or disproven. Did “work together” mean they were two employees of an organization with 7,000 people? If you work in different departments in such an organization, you might not even know each other by sight.

    Would the police officer really be willing to pretend to kill someone (using a method that’s likely to result in actual death) and be tried in the court of public opinion and then in an actual court?

    Like most conspiracy theories, it has too many holes in it to make sense.

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  20. Cheryl,

    “Did “work together” mean they were two employees of an organization with 7,000 people? If you work in different departments in such an organization, you might not even know each other by sight.”

    Some answers….

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    “A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he’s charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she’s not sure if they knew each other.

    What she is certain of is how aggressive Officer Derek Chauvin became when the club hosted events that drew a mainly black clientele, responding to fights by taking out his mace and spraying the crowd, a tactic she told him was unjustified “overkill.”

    “He would mace everyone instead of apprehending the people who were fighting,” said Maya Santamaria, former owner of El Nuevo Rodeo club in Minneapolis. “He would call backup. The next thing you would know, there would five or six squad cars.””

    https://abc13.com/derek-chauvin-george-floyd-death-el-nuevo-rodeo/6221253/

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  21. And some of Linda’s post she shared is accurate and odd.

    “I find it odd that they did not just put him in the back seat of the cop car. They were literally standing right next to the door.”

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    “I find it odd that a man who couldn’t get air was able to yell out repeatedly for a very long period of time, and did not struggle to live. Why didn’t he call for help with all those people standing around filming him? He just laid there and passively “died.””

    This is mostly true and odd, but is easily explained by the fentanyl (pain killer that dulls you big time, which is why it’s mixed with heroin, to heighten the effects) in George’s system. Those under the influence of fentanyl are rarely the very active, struggling type..

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    “I find it odd that most of Derek’s weight is on his right knee, the one on the ground, not the left knee ”

    But they blew it with the end of the sentence. He was no friend of George.

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    “I find it odd that they just stood there and let people film this.”

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    “I find it odd the “paramedics” arrived on scene, approached so nonchalantly, then placed Derek’s very much alive (?) friend, George, into the ambulance without any sign of urgency.”

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    George should be alive. What the cop did is criminal, and he needs to face trial. But George was no innocent victim in this. All of this happened because he tried to commit a federal crime, counterfeiting, and then was stupid enough (or stoned enough) to wait around for cops to show, as the post above also mentioned.

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  22. Rioters are not interested in facts.
    Time’s a wasting. Go out and break something.
    And defund the cops. All they do is cause trouble.

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  23. Michelle,

    The autopsy was already released this past week.

    2 in fact. The official one, and the families private one.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-floyd-death-autopsies-homicide-axphyxiation-details/

    “George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after an officer arresting him pressed his knee onto his neck, died by homicide, according to the results of two autopsies released on Monday — one by the county medical examiner and the other by independent pathologists commissioned by Floyd’s family. But the two autopsy reports differed on exactly how the man died.

    Dr. Allecia Wilson, one of the pathologists who conducted the independent autopsy, said Monday afternoon that Floyd died as a result of mechanical asphyxiation.

    But the report released later Monday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said Floyd died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.” The manner of death was ruled homicide, but the office noted that “is not a legal determination of culpability or intent.” A preliminary autopsy report cited earlier by prosecutors said the county medical examiner’s review “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.””

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    “The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, however, said Floyd experienced cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by the officer. The county autopsy said Floyd had “other significant conditions” including “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; [and] recent methamphetamine use.” The office had not previously released the findings pending toxicology reports.”

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    Note the term “fentanyl intoxication” in the last paragraph. He was under the influence.

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  24. Btw, it is kind of strongly worded, and some would consider its accusations of gaslighting to be exaggeration.

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  25. Oh please, now activist drs too?

    I went 3 paragraphs in and knew it was a joke. By the end it was an obvious hit piece with little to back it but activist opinions. The language used makes it clear who the activist gaslighters are, and it’s not the coroner who actually did the autopsy.

    Give me a break. That’s total garbage.

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