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As I’ve been tracking, the New York Times hates referring on its homepage to anything having to do with “riot.” Instead, it’s all about “protest,” some version of which appears 14 times on the NYT’s current homepage.

But they finally mentioned the R-word on its front page once:

Protestors Are Dispersed with Tear Gas So Trump Can Pose at Church

“He did not pray:” A bishop expressed outrage at the use of riot-control tactics to clear a path for the President.

How dare the Secret Service use “riot”-control tactics to allow the President to visit the historic church across from the White House that was torched by rioters protesters last night.

 
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  1. Anon[397] • Disclaimer says:

    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn’t need to loot. It’s quite obvious the owner’s a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Thanks.

    , @Altai
    @Anon

    The guys in the fancy jeep look black, maybe an entourage for a rapper? Or New York is a big place, maybe just the spoiled children of normally rich black people?

    But yeah, my bets on the white kids being from rich gold chain man families. Balkan, Russian oligarch, Arab or Persian.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Charon
    @Anon

    That really is a Cullinan. Now I've seen everything. Bet you the NYT won't be featuring that clip.

    , @HammerJack
    @Anon

    Reparations are for black people, buddy. No one ever mentioned means testing.

    , @Rohirrimborn
    @Anon

    Nice old cobblestone street in that video. Paris paved over their cobblestones because they were used by the soixante-huitards as weapons against les gendarmes. I don't want to give antifa any ideas.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Anon

    On the bright side, it should hardly be difficult to locate the owner. He will no doubt claim it was stolen. But hopefully there is a good image of the guy's face. Then again, if you can afford this car you could probably send your butler out to do your looting for you.

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/2020-rolls-royce-cullinan-mmp-1-1-1579632232.png

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Anon

    Good comment on that Twitter feed: "Pretty soon everyone will have a new outfit to wear to George's funeral."

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anon


    People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.
     
    Hey, Cullinan man!

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn’t need to loot
     
    Remember, if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford one.


    Does it use the green-license-plate insurance trick? You know, Vermont for New York, Iowa for Chicago, Colorado for LA and SF...

    When I was stationed in NYC in the Carter years, I couldn't believe how many nice cars had Green Mountain State plates.
    , @North Carolina Resident
    @Anon

    The Rolls likely was "borrowed" from a detail shop, mechanic or parking garage.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anon

    I'm more pissed off by the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

    People who drive those are the #1 assholes on the road these days.

    Their driving etiquette deserves a response of several emptied clips.

    , @EdwardM
    @Anon

    Or they looted the car 10 minutes earlier.

  2. Isn’t it Ironic, the NYT has its wording balanced out perfectly well. – Since there are just protests going on it is clearly outrageous, that President Trump’s way to a church is cleared using “riot-control tactics”.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Dieter Kief

    No one cleared the way for him. That was 100% fake news.

  3. “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added: “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years. We need a president who can unify and heal. He has done the opposite of that, and we are left to pick up the pieces.”

    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

    Matthew 6:5-8.

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Thomas

    Will no one rid America of these troublesome priests?

    , @Abe
    @Thomas



    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added:
     
    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    Only thing funnier would have been if Melania/Ivanka had worn one of those outrageously large black church lady hats- i.e. what viewers of THE WIRE 10 years ago were creaming over as ‘crowns’- to inspire shrieks of cultural appropriation.

    “She is 47 years old and has 11 grandchildren, only 2 of which are not half-siblings, 6 of which have never been incarcerated, and all told have 74 unique syllables in their names which yet somehow cannot form the name of anyone appearing in the Bible after the Old Testament. She is so holy the Virgin Mary is not fit to clean dog puke off her shoes.”

    Replies: @Ragno

    , @AnotherDad
    @Thomas


    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    The Catholic Church is in bad shape--with it's homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    But mainline Protestanism has utterly collapsed not just into a joke, but into a destructive toxic mess that actually works against civilization.

    Women generally should not be leading core institutions, but mainline Protestants are delivering proof that you absolutely can not have women--or queers--in religious leadership. Actually it's quite a bit like homosexuality--the parts just aren't meant to fit together and the whole thing is alternately disgusting or a joke.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

  4. That’s what I get for going to bed .. Based on what I heard and read in the media, I thought he was still cowering in the PEOC.

    How long until we get Hitler clips where Trump finds out there are rioters on the awhite House Lawn?

  5. There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Anon
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.
     
    Thank goodness Drumph didn't gas a synagogue for his photo op. We'd never hear the end of it.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @bomag
    @Peter Akuleyev

    We were often told that at heart, Trump is a big city liberal.

    , @J.Ross
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Dude we have videos far too numerous and varied to all be fake, why are you even trying this line? I assume I can't post a MEGA link here but last night somebody was handing out a nearly two gig compilation of little phone and drone vids; some overlapping of the more famous ones seen here but with many new titles. The motif of destroyed police cars and unprecedented brazenness in attacking police seems pretty real to me.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.
     
    That may be true ... but who cares? Trump wanted to walk over to the church to conduct his "photo op"--i.e. to do the PR, "bully pulpit" part of his job--and he couldn't do it with through those "protesters". If the Secret Service asks them to clear out and for an hour and they don't ... being gassed is per spec.

    The modern Presidency does have a bunch of "clear off this street the President is coming through" powers--rightly or wrongly--that you and i don't have.


    The thrust of your post is nonsense. These are Democrat riots.

    Encouraged by Democrats.
    Justified by Democrats.
    Funded by Democrats.
    Looting and Rioting by Democrats.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Ben tillman

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see.
     
    The MSM word weasels aren't fooling anyone. All mob violence is "mostly peaceful." There are lots and lots of people just hanging around excitedly, providing moral encouragement and physical cover to any evil doers. Then there are a smaller number of people directly egging on the violence. And then the actual burning, lynching or other violence is usually done by a just a small handful of psychos who couldn't have acted without the entire mob at their back.

    The vast majority of the mob can always claim they are just bystanders who dindu nothin'.

    Indeed, according to the MSM definition, every Southern lynch mob was "mostly peaceful."

    But any competent law enforcement (who is not hamstrung by politics), knows you have to disperse the entire mob before the violence starts. If the dirty commies won't disperse when ordered, they are in an unlawful assembly. Indeed, the whole point of civil disobedience is to make a moral example of yourself by accepting the consequences of your willful lawbreaking. So getting teargassed is part of the exercise, not something you should be able to whine and bitch when it (very predictably) is done to you.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Peter Akuleyev

    "It's a farce."

    Yeah, but it's funny. The way Trump held up the Bible ("... the Bible!"), as if he was displaying it for sale on HSN, gave me a good laugh. And living in George Floyd's world, a good laugh is necessary for positive mental health. Thank you, President Blumpft!

    Replies: @bigdicknick, @Dube

    , @res
    @Peter Akuleyev

    I hope you are doing parody. At least that one was so over the top that no one (except you maybe?) would be foolish enough to believe it.

  6. Perhaps this is why you took it down, but this ATM bus video was from March and was a prank.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @ScarletNumber

    Doesn't really make a lick of sense that a guy had the means to extract a machine like that from a wall but he couldn't bust it open.

  7. OT,but guess what’s making a comeback? Ebola!

  8. Protestors Are Dispersed with Tear Gas So Trump Can Pose at Church

    Jesus, Donnie. Far be it from me to deny that you’re totes fabulous and all, but is this really the time?

    And just wait ’til Melania finds out you’re moving in on her territory.

  9. I got company email with the usual ass-covering “be cautious around these places” and that sort of thing. I was really close to replying “to all”, as I kept seeing all this being called “protests” until the word “riot” was slipped in near the end. After all, why would you be so worried about accidentally running into a protest? They can’t FORCE you to hold signs and yell, can they?

  10. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    Thanks.

  11. This is what seems to really irk the fashionable set about Trump. He obviously doesn’t care much about their opinion. They can’t emotionally blackmail him.

    They’re infuriated by that.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @RichardTaylor

    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.

    Replies: @UK, @Boethiuss

    , @Forbes
    @RichardTaylor

    The shameless prog-left knows they can't be shamed, while they assumed Trump can be shamed.

    Alinsky's rules 4, 5, 6.
    "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
    "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."
    "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

    But Alinsky's rules are defeated when the opponent plays along. Which brings up rule 7:
    "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."

    The prog-left keeps banging on, not noticing their impotence leads to a drag.

    Replies: @Cortes

  12. I’d like to see an in depth comparison between the language used to describe these protests with the language used to describe UTR.

    • Replies: @Cato
    @Klesko

    If you have some coding skills (Python would be best) you could do it yourself.

  13. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    The guys in the fancy jeep look black, maybe an entourage for a rapper? Or New York is a big place, maybe just the spoiled children of normally rich black people?

    But yeah, my bets on the white kids being from rich gold chain man families. Balkan, Russian oligarch, Arab or Persian.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Altai

    See: Pompeo was right!

    It's Putin and those damn Iranians.

  14. @Thomas

    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added: “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years. We need a president who can unify and heal. He has done the opposite of that, and we are left to pick up the pieces.”
     

    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
     
    Matthew 6:5-8.

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican "Communion" has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Abe, @AnotherDad

    Will no one rid America of these troublesome priests?

  15. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @ScarletNumber
    Perhaps this is why you took it down, but this ATM bus video was from March and was a prank.

    https://twitter.com/_Sinner_Man_/status/1267210677107785730

    Replies: @Altai

    Doesn’t really make a lick of sense that a guy had the means to extract a machine like that from a wall but he couldn’t bust it open.

  16. So the Bishop *wants* her church to be burned down?

  17. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Now even BLACK people are acting like there’s a riot going on!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Anonymous

    Thanks for providing evidence that citizens are protecting themselves from the riotous element of the protests, which have been generally peaceful and law-abiding.

    It took guts on your part to break free from the narrative. This photograph is similar to a story about blacks who took up arms to protect a white owned store in Ferguson.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-missouri-shooting-gasstation/in-ferguson-black-residents-stand-guard-at-white-owned-store-idUSKCN0JA1XF20141126

    And, of course, there are numerous stories about communities coming together to pick up the pieces, which I presented on a past thread, acknowledging the rioters do NOT stand for the overall goals of the protests. It’s as if Mr. Sailer is taking a page from the NYT to avoid presenting certain topics.

  18. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.

    Thank goodness Drumph didn’t gas a synagogue for his photo op. We’d never hear the end of it.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Anon

    "We'd never hear the end of it."

    We're never going to hear the end of any of it.

  19. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    That really is a Cullinan. Now I’ve seen everything. Bet you the NYT won’t be featuring that clip.

  20. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    Reparations are for black people, buddy. No one ever mentioned means testing.

  21. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    We were often told that at heart, Trump is a big city liberal.

  22. You know how they say their violence is speech and our speech is violence? Well they’ve ramped that up a bit now.

    “There’s a very interesting phrase that ‘white silence is violence,’ and that moved me to make sure I came today.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-02/us-protests-george-floyd-update-donald-trump-governors-new-york/12309858

    Now, if you’re white, your speech is violence and your silence is violence.

    Meanwhile they can commit every kind of mayhem and that’s just free speech.

    Which you’re not allowed, because stfu.

  23. @RichardTaylor
    This is what seems to really irk the fashionable set about Trump. He obviously doesn't care much about their opinion. They can't emotionally blackmail him.

    They're infuriated by that.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Forbes

    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.

    • Replies: @UK
    @J.Ross


    Emotional blackmail
     
    It isn't the negative that catches most people. Instead it is the positive part which you, who disagrees, are obviously less likely to see.

    The hook is that you can adopt those "progressive" beliefs to temporarily soothe yourself that you're a good person - valued and valuable.

    The sting in the tail though is that this is backwards because it is adopting a belief to feel good rather than your belief being a natural expression of who you are.

    A lot of politics serves this purpose.


    pressure to conform
     
    Well, it would be really lovely to feel connected when the subject of politics comes up; rather than having to shut up or be seen as a threat to your interlocutor's self-esteem (see above.)

    If their politics is a mask they have unknowingly chosen to put on, and one that is a harmful distraction for them, it hurts both then and you. But then they only know what they know...

    And if accepting the above is hard then it is made even harder by the fact that this moral narcissism is then used to upend and impoverish or even just end other people's lives, including, possibly, your own.

    On the other hand, the harm they do isn't that extreme given the difficulties of the world in general. And it really is amazing what an architecture of nonsense they have built all to distance themselves from themselves.

    Such is life, there'll be bad things with silver linings.


    and weakness
     
    I was never able to become a proper alcoholic, despite drinking too much at points, because I never had the strength to wake up on the morning with a hangover and continue to hurt myself that same day in the same way.

    If strength is a virtue than they don't have that, in this respect, but those who chase down each thin sliver of external validation, at great personal cost, do seem strong by any other standard!

    As for Trump, Kanye realised why this stuff didn't work on him and this type of strength didn't appeal to him when he said that he had "Dragon Energy". That's an evocative and fun term for what makes intelligent people immune to the stuff above.

    , @Boethiuss
    @J.Ross


    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.
     
    "Keeps winning", LOL

    Replies: @Abe

  24. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    Dude we have videos far too numerous and varied to all be fake, why are you even trying this line? I assume I can’t post a MEGA link here but last night somebody was handing out a nearly two gig compilation of little phone and drone vids; some overlapping of the more famous ones seen here but with many new titles. The motif of destroyed police cars and unprecedented brazenness in attacking police seems pretty real to me.

  25. Abe says:
    @Thomas

    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added: “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years. We need a president who can unify and heal. He has done the opposite of that, and we are left to pick up the pieces.”
     

    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
     
    Matthew 6:5-8.

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican "Communion" has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Abe, @AnotherDad

    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added:

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    Only thing funnier would have been if Melania/Ivanka had worn one of those outrageously large black church lady hats- i.e. what viewers of THE WIRE 10 years ago were creaming over as ‘crowns’- to inspire shrieks of cultural appropriation.

    “She is 47 years old and has 11 grandchildren, only 2 of which are not half-siblings, 6 of which have never been incarcerated, and all told have 74 unique syllables in their names which yet somehow cannot form the name of anyone appearing in the Bible after the Old Testament. She is so holy the Virgin Mary is not fit to clean dog puke off her shoes.”

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Abe


    “She is 47 years old and has 11 grandchildren, only 2 of which are not half-siblings, 6 of which have never been incarcerated, and all told have 74 unique syllables in their names which yet somehow cannot form the name of anyone appearing in the Bible after the Old Testament. She is so holy the Virgin Mary is not fit to clean dog puke off her shoes.”
     
    And no two people in her immediate family of 57 "people" share the same last name.
  26. @Thomas

    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added: “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years. We need a president who can unify and heal. He has done the opposite of that, and we are left to pick up the pieces.”
     

    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
     
    Matthew 6:5-8.

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican "Communion" has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Abe, @AnotherDad

    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.

    The Catholic Church is in bad shape–with it’s homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    But mainline Protestanism has utterly collapsed not just into a joke, but into a destructive toxic mess that actually works against civilization.

    Women generally should not be leading core institutions, but mainline Protestants are delivering proof that you absolutely can not have women–or queers–in religious leadership. Actually it’s quite a bit like homosexuality–the parts just aren’t meant to fit together and the whole thing is alternately disgusting or a joke.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @AnotherDad


    The Catholic Church is in bad shape–with it’s homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.
     
    These are exactly the reasons me and my 78 year-old aunt no longer attend Catholic church in any way, shape, or form.
    , @Anon
    @AnotherDad

    A SNCO I served with converted to Eastern Orthodox. Another buddy from Ranger Batt went to Odinism. Either way, I prefer it to a Roman Catholic orientation. At least the mainstream version. Totally different outlook with the Latinos and Flips. Those folk are still in wartime service, not like the false prophet in Rome

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @AnotherDad

    Mainline Protestantism is basically a religious drag show.

  27. UK says:
    @J.Ross
    @RichardTaylor

    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.

    Replies: @UK, @Boethiuss

    Emotional blackmail

    It isn’t the negative that catches most people. Instead it is the positive part which you, who disagrees, are obviously less likely to see.

    The hook is that you can adopt those “progressive” beliefs to temporarily soothe yourself that you’re a good person – valued and valuable.

    The sting in the tail though is that this is backwards because it is adopting a belief to feel good rather than your belief being a natural expression of who you are.

    A lot of politics serves this purpose.

    pressure to conform

    Well, it would be really lovely to feel connected when the subject of politics comes up; rather than having to shut up or be seen as a threat to your interlocutor’s self-esteem (see above.)

    If their politics is a mask they have unknowingly chosen to put on, and one that is a harmful distraction for them, it hurts both then and you. But then they only know what they know…

    And if accepting the above is hard then it is made even harder by the fact that this moral narcissism is then used to upend and impoverish or even just end other people’s lives, including, possibly, your own.

    On the other hand, the harm they do isn’t that extreme given the difficulties of the world in general. And it really is amazing what an architecture of nonsense they have built all to distance themselves from themselves.

    Such is life, there’ll be bad things with silver linings.

    and weakness

    I was never able to become a proper alcoholic, despite drinking too much at points, because I never had the strength to wake up on the morning with a hangover and continue to hurt myself that same day in the same way.

    If strength is a virtue than they don’t have that, in this respect, but those who chase down each thin sliver of external validation, at great personal cost, do seem strong by any other standard!

    As for Trump, Kanye realised why this stuff didn’t work on him and this type of strength didn’t appeal to him when he said that he had “Dragon Energy”. That’s an evocative and fun term for what makes intelligent people immune to the stuff above.

  28. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.

    That may be true … but who cares? Trump wanted to walk over to the church to conduct his “photo op”–i.e. to do the PR, “bully pulpit” part of his job–and he couldn’t do it with through those “protesters”. If the Secret Service asks them to clear out and for an hour and they don’t … being gassed is per spec.

    The modern Presidency does have a bunch of “clear off this street the President is coming through” powers–rightly or wrongly–that you and i don’t have.

    The thrust of your post is nonsense. These are Democrat riots.

    Encouraged by Democrats.
    Justified by Democrats.
    Funded by Democrats.
    Looting and Rioting by Democrats.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @AnotherDad

    "These are Democrat riots."

    After the walking corpse known as Joe Biden hands over the presidency to the chosen Woman of Colour, we will enter a time of peace and healing. In order for whites to have peace they will be required to do their part in the healing on their knees.

    , @Ben tillman
    @AnotherDad

    The tear gas story is a lie.

  29. You should see the morning briefing they send out. What the hell, here it is. How is this not inciting riots?:

    (Take special note that they have the braindeadness to deride the “racialized politics that President Trump encourages.” In a screed encouraging racialized politics!)

    “Voices from the protests”

    The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week.

    The gruesome video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck plays a role. So does a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing African-Americans. And so do the angry, racialized politics that President Trump encourages.

    Here are some of the voices from the protests, which have included many people who say they’ve never protested before:

    “In every city, there’s a George Floyd,” said Michael Sampson II, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla.

    “It could be my father, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my friend,” said Victoria Sloan, 27, of Brooklyn. “It makes me angry.”

    “I’m speaking for everybody, all my kinfolk, all my brothers and sisters who’ve gotten beaten up by police,” said Cory Thomas, 40, who said the police beat him when he was a teenager in Brooklyn. “I don’t condone the violence,” or the looting, he said, “but at the end of the day, no 14-year-old should be beat up by police.”

    “There are people out there who are very negative,” D.J. Elliott, 30, a gym manager in Harlem said, in frustration about a small number of late-arriving, violent protesters. “And this is their golden opportunity.”

    “If we don’t fight for change we’re not going to get it,” Douglas Golliday, a 65-year-old resident of a Minneapolis suburb, told The Star Tribune while waiting to be taken to jail along with his 44-year-old son, Robert, and other protesters.

    “I took six rubber bullets, but do you know what didn’t happen to me?” Elizabeth Ferris, a 36-year-old Georgetown University student, told The Washington Post. “No one kneeled on my neck.”

    Ashley Gary of Minneapolis said: “We’ve been through Jamar Clark, we’ve been through Philando Castile, and there was no justice whatsoever. We’re tired of it, we are very tired. My son, he’s 16 and six feet tall, and I don’t want him to be taken as somebody bad because he’s a bigger black man.”

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    The Times has collected portraits of the protesters here.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Joe, Averaged

    1,000 per year

    So nothing. Every major cause of death and many minor ones kill far more. If black lives mattered we'd be talking about lentils and cardio.

    , @Ragno
    @Joe, Averaged

    “I don’t condone the violence or the looting", he said, “because I strongly endorse the violence AND the looting. Ook ook, y'all!”

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Joe, Averaged

    tl:dr. Try the Daily Beast.

    , @Ed
    @Joe, Averaged

    They have the reasoning skills of gnats.

  30. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    Nice old cobblestone street in that video. Paris paved over their cobblestones because they were used by the soixante-huitards as weapons against les gendarmes. I don’t want to give antifa any ideas.

  31. @Joe, Averaged
    You should see the morning briefing they send out. What the hell, here it is. How is this not inciting riots?:

    (Take special note that they have the braindeadness to deride the “racialized politics that President Trump encourages.” In a screed encouraging racialized politics!)

    “Voices from the protests”

    The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week.

    The gruesome video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck plays a role. So does a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing African-Americans. And so do the angry, racialized politics that President Trump encourages.

    Here are some of the voices from the protests, which have included many people who say they’ve never protested before:

    “In every city, there’s a George Floyd,” said Michael Sampson II, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla.

    “It could be my father, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my friend,” said Victoria Sloan, 27, of Brooklyn. “It makes me angry.”

    “I’m speaking for everybody, all my kinfolk, all my brothers and sisters who’ve gotten beaten up by police,” said Cory Thomas, 40, who said the police beat him when he was a teenager in Brooklyn. “I don’t condone the violence,” or the looting, he said, “but at the end of the day, no 14-year-old should be beat up by police.”

    “There are people out there who are very negative,” D.J. Elliott, 30, a gym manager in Harlem said, in frustration about a small number of late-arriving, violent protesters. “And this is their golden opportunity.”

    “If we don’t fight for change we’re not going to get it,” Douglas Golliday, a 65-year-old resident of a Minneapolis suburb, told The Star Tribune while waiting to be taken to jail along with his 44-year-old son, Robert, and other protesters.

    “I took six rubber bullets, but do you know what didn’t happen to me?” Elizabeth Ferris, a 36-year-old Georgetown University student, told The Washington Post. “No one kneeled on my neck.”

    Ashley Gary of Minneapolis said: “We’ve been through Jamar Clark, we’ve been through Philando Castile, and there was no justice whatsoever. We’re tired of it, we are very tired. My son, he’s 16 and six feet tall, and I don’t want him to be taken as somebody bad because he’s a bigger black man.”

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    The Times has collected portraits of the protesters here.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Jim Don Bob, @Ed

    1,000 per year

    So nothing. Every major cause of death and many minor ones kill far more. If black lives mattered we’d be talking about lentils and cardio.

  32. Anon[580] • Disclaimer says:

    They’re just following their style manual (although they fired their copyeditors, so style adherence in other areas is hit and miss, I’ve noticed).

    I have an old 1999 edition of the New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, and the entry is as follows:

    riot is a powerful word that can inflame a community during or after a disturbance. Reserve the term for a wild or violent outbreak, usually one involving deaths, major injuries or heavy property damage.

    The prohibition may have become stronger over the last two decades, but even under this old rule most of the “rioting” wouldn’t qualify, since it requires, at the low end, at least “heavy property damage” during a “wild or violent outbreak.” The police precinct burning was a fairly surgical and calm bit of arson, with raucusness limited to bystanders. There haven’t really been deaths; the demonstrators have tended to be too fat and out of shape to move quickly unless charged by cops with tear gas; and the looters are impressively focused.

    In general the Times allows words to be used in direct quotes that they wouldn’t allow outside of quotes. The bishop use may be a slight slip where the original quote used “riot,” but when the quote was shortened they still allowed the word in the paraphrase.

    The AP Stylebook, as of 2004, had not entry for riot.

  33. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began —
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire —
    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  34. “He did not pray:” A bishop expressed outrage…

    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    Matthew 6:5-6 (NIV)

  35. So it’s OK for Bill Clinton to make a public spectacle of going to church, bible in hand, the Sunday following the blowup of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but it’s not OK for Trump to go to a place of worship.

    Is it any wonder the pews at most churches are empty on Sunday morning? If I want to get lectured about my white privilege and badgered about being nice to minorities, there are dozens of TV channels I can choose from and get the same message, all in the comfort of my own home.

    As an aside, the church my family attended back in the 60s and 70s is barely hanging on. Back then the congregants were mostly families with kids, and the pastor was a World War II veteran. There were probably several hundred regular attendees at Sunday services. It appears now that the congregation might have at most a couple dozen congregants, mostly LGBT and immigrants. What my old church is probably best known for lately is that the former pastor’s eldest daughter stole millions of dollars from the Democrat politicians she kept the books for.

    • Thanks: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Sgt. Joe Friday


    What my old church is probably best known for lately is that the former pastor’s eldest daughter stole millions of dollars from the Democrat politicians she kept the books for.
     
    Any chance she might get a job as SPLC book-keeper?

    Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday

  36. I liked how Houston top cop Acevedo claimed Mexicans “built this country.” And the blacks around him cheered!

    First of all, what did Mexicans build? The Erie Canal — nope. I-80 — nope. The Hoover Dam — nope. The great bridges — nope.

    What they “built” were some bedroom walls in McMansion subdivisions outside Dallas. They hung some drywall, and were paid for it. End of story.

    As for the blacks cheering him on, the level of stupidity in that is just remarkable. Acevedo was stealing their propaganda line (and by extension diminishing them) and they were too dumb to realize it.

    • Replies: @North Carolina Resident
    @Bragadocious

    Maybe Houston's top cop Acevedo considers Texas to be part of Mexico. Many do. Therefore Mexicans really did build this country.

  37. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    On the bright side, it should hardly be difficult to locate the owner. He will no doubt claim it was stolen. But hopefully there is a good image of the guy’s face. Then again, if you can afford this car you could probably send your butler out to do your looting for you.

  38. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    Good comment on that Twitter feed: “Pretty soon everyone will have a new outfit to wear to George’s funeral.”

  39. @Abe
    @Thomas



    “He did not pray,” the bishop, Mariann E. Budde, said in an interview. Referring to the death of the black man in police custody that set off the protests, she added:
     
    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    Only thing funnier would have been if Melania/Ivanka had worn one of those outrageously large black church lady hats- i.e. what viewers of THE WIRE 10 years ago were creaming over as ‘crowns’- to inspire shrieks of cultural appropriation.

    “She is 47 years old and has 11 grandchildren, only 2 of which are not half-siblings, 6 of which have never been incarcerated, and all told have 74 unique syllables in their names which yet somehow cannot form the name of anyone appearing in the Bible after the Old Testament. She is so holy the Virgin Mary is not fit to clean dog puke off her shoes.”

    Replies: @Ragno

    “She is 47 years old and has 11 grandchildren, only 2 of which are not half-siblings, 6 of which have never been incarcerated, and all told have 74 unique syllables in their names which yet somehow cannot form the name of anyone appearing in the Bible after the Old Testament. She is so holy the Virgin Mary is not fit to clean dog puke off her shoes.”

    And no two people in her immediate family of 57 “people” share the same last name.

  40. @Joe, Averaged
    You should see the morning briefing they send out. What the hell, here it is. How is this not inciting riots?:

    (Take special note that they have the braindeadness to deride the “racialized politics that President Trump encourages.” In a screed encouraging racialized politics!)

    “Voices from the protests”

    The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week.

    The gruesome video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck plays a role. So does a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing African-Americans. And so do the angry, racialized politics that President Trump encourages.

    Here are some of the voices from the protests, which have included many people who say they’ve never protested before:

    “In every city, there’s a George Floyd,” said Michael Sampson II, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla.

    “It could be my father, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my friend,” said Victoria Sloan, 27, of Brooklyn. “It makes me angry.”

    “I’m speaking for everybody, all my kinfolk, all my brothers and sisters who’ve gotten beaten up by police,” said Cory Thomas, 40, who said the police beat him when he was a teenager in Brooklyn. “I don’t condone the violence,” or the looting, he said, “but at the end of the day, no 14-year-old should be beat up by police.”

    “There are people out there who are very negative,” D.J. Elliott, 30, a gym manager in Harlem said, in frustration about a small number of late-arriving, violent protesters. “And this is their golden opportunity.”

    “If we don’t fight for change we’re not going to get it,” Douglas Golliday, a 65-year-old resident of a Minneapolis suburb, told The Star Tribune while waiting to be taken to jail along with his 44-year-old son, Robert, and other protesters.

    “I took six rubber bullets, but do you know what didn’t happen to me?” Elizabeth Ferris, a 36-year-old Georgetown University student, told The Washington Post. “No one kneeled on my neck.”

    Ashley Gary of Minneapolis said: “We’ve been through Jamar Clark, we’ve been through Philando Castile, and there was no justice whatsoever. We’re tired of it, we are very tired. My son, he’s 16 and six feet tall, and I don’t want him to be taken as somebody bad because he’s a bigger black man.”

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    The Times has collected portraits of the protesters here.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Jim Don Bob, @Ed

    “I don’t condone the violence or the looting”, he said, “because I strongly endorse the violence AND the looting. Ook ook, y’all!”

  41. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see.

    The MSM word weasels aren’t fooling anyone. All mob violence is “mostly peaceful.” There are lots and lots of people just hanging around excitedly, providing moral encouragement and physical cover to any evil doers. Then there are a smaller number of people directly egging on the violence. And then the actual burning, lynching or other violence is usually done by a just a small handful of psychos who couldn’t have acted without the entire mob at their back.

    The vast majority of the mob can always claim they are just bystanders who dindu nothin’.

    Indeed, according to the MSM definition, every Southern lynch mob was “mostly peaceful.”

    But any competent law enforcement (who is not hamstrung by politics), knows you have to disperse the entire mob before the violence starts. If the dirty commies won’t disperse when ordered, they are in an unlawful assembly. Indeed, the whole point of civil disobedience is to make a moral example of yourself by accepting the consequences of your willful lawbreaking. So getting teargassed is part of the exercise, not something you should be able to whine and bitch when it (very predictably) is done to you.

  42. @Joe, Averaged
    You should see the morning briefing they send out. What the hell, here it is. How is this not inciting riots?:

    (Take special note that they have the braindeadness to deride the “racialized politics that President Trump encourages.” In a screed encouraging racialized politics!)

    “Voices from the protests”

    The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week.

    The gruesome video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck plays a role. So does a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing African-Americans. And so do the angry, racialized politics that President Trump encourages.

    Here are some of the voices from the protests, which have included many people who say they’ve never protested before:

    “In every city, there’s a George Floyd,” said Michael Sampson II, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla.

    “It could be my father, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my friend,” said Victoria Sloan, 27, of Brooklyn. “It makes me angry.”

    “I’m speaking for everybody, all my kinfolk, all my brothers and sisters who’ve gotten beaten up by police,” said Cory Thomas, 40, who said the police beat him when he was a teenager in Brooklyn. “I don’t condone the violence,” or the looting, he said, “but at the end of the day, no 14-year-old should be beat up by police.”

    “There are people out there who are very negative,” D.J. Elliott, 30, a gym manager in Harlem said, in frustration about a small number of late-arriving, violent protesters. “And this is their golden opportunity.”

    “If we don’t fight for change we’re not going to get it,” Douglas Golliday, a 65-year-old resident of a Minneapolis suburb, told The Star Tribune while waiting to be taken to jail along with his 44-year-old son, Robert, and other protesters.

    “I took six rubber bullets, but do you know what didn’t happen to me?” Elizabeth Ferris, a 36-year-old Georgetown University student, told The Washington Post. “No one kneeled on my neck.”

    Ashley Gary of Minneapolis said: “We’ve been through Jamar Clark, we’ve been through Philando Castile, and there was no justice whatsoever. We’re tired of it, we are very tired. My son, he’s 16 and six feet tall, and I don’t want him to be taken as somebody bad because he’s a bigger black man.”

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    The Times has collected portraits of the protesters here.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Jim Don Bob, @Ed

    tl:dr. Try the Daily Beast.

  43. Below is an email sent from the Arlington County Director of Libraries (bold in original):

    Dear Friends,

    Like many of you, I have spent the last several days feeling conflicted: alternately saddened and outraged by the death of George Floyd. Buoyed by the peaceful demonstrations that ensued in the wake of his cruel death and frustrated by the acts of violence. Our country is torn and this current state is, sadly, not a new experience. As someone who was living in Arlington in 1968 and witnessed the burning of our nation’s capital, I can say, with regret, I’ve seen this movie, too.
    Now what?

    It is not enough to share a social media post describing racial injustice or to add an emoji.
    It is not enough to wait for others to decide what to do to address structural racism.
    It is not enough to remain silent because conversations about race in America are difficult.

    It is enough to look within ourselves and take an action —any action — that says to oneself and others: the disparate treatment of black people, brown people, OTHER people must not stand.
    Today, the public library inhabits a unique role in American society. It stands for liberty, tolerance and acceptance.

    It says believe what you will, and your beliefs will not be judged. It says come as you are, and you will be embraced as you are. And it says that if you are comfortable and secure, or in need and uncertain, the library will be your refuge. A pretty tall order but one we signed onto when we entered this field — in my case, more than 40 years ago this week.

    In this unprecedented time of crisis and chaos, we have a rare opportunity to revisit and reaffirm both our library and our personal values, beliefs and commitments to everyone in our community, especially those whom neither history nor prosperity has favored.
    If not now, when? If not us, who?

    Diane Kresh

    Director, Arlington Public Library

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jim Don Bob


    Today, the public library inhabits a unique role in American society. It stands for liberty, tolerance and acceptance.

    It says believe what you will, and your beliefs will not be judged. It says come as you are, and you will be embraced as you are.
     
    Even if I believe in burning down public libraries in the spirit of racial justice?
    , @Ancient Briton
    @Jim Don Bob

    So many cliches, so litle time. BTW Love the suit!

  44. All that Mariann E. Budde did was let the entire world know that she supports the racist rioters, looters, and arsonists, and black criminals in general, and hates President Trump. Her statement was sanctimonious vanity, in the service of evil.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  45. @Klesko
    I’d like to see an in depth comparison between the language used to describe these protests with the language used to describe UTR.

    Replies: @Cato

    If you have some coding skills (Python would be best) you could do it yourself.

  46. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    “It’s a farce.”

    Yeah, but it’s funny. The way Trump held up the Bible (“… the Bible!”), as if he was displaying it for sale on HSN, gave me a good laugh. And living in George Floyd’s world, a good laugh is necessary for positive mental health. Thank you, President Blumpft!

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    @SunBakedSuburb

    blumpthf isn't a great president, but he's a 10/10 entertainer.

    , @Dube
    @SunBakedSuburb

    As I heard it, he was challenged with the question, "Is that your Bible?" He responded, "A Bible."

    Whatever else, it neutralized the challenge.

  47. @Anon
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.
     
    Thank goodness Drumph didn't gas a synagogue for his photo op. We'd never hear the end of it.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “We’d never hear the end of it.”

    We’re never going to hear the end of any of it.

  48. The protesters got their point across several days ago. Since then, the protests have just been providing moral cover for the rioters. Not only moral but physical. When cops have to monitor a protest they aren’t available to stop a riot across town.

  49. @AnotherDad
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.
     
    That may be true ... but who cares? Trump wanted to walk over to the church to conduct his "photo op"--i.e. to do the PR, "bully pulpit" part of his job--and he couldn't do it with through those "protesters". If the Secret Service asks them to clear out and for an hour and they don't ... being gassed is per spec.

    The modern Presidency does have a bunch of "clear off this street the President is coming through" powers--rightly or wrongly--that you and i don't have.


    The thrust of your post is nonsense. These are Democrat riots.

    Encouraged by Democrats.
    Justified by Democrats.
    Funded by Democrats.
    Looting and Rioting by Democrats.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Ben tillman

    “These are Democrat riots.”

    After the walking corpse known as Joe Biden hands over the presidency to the chosen Woman of Colour, we will enter a time of peace and healing. In order for whites to have peace they will be required to do their part in the healing on their knees.

  50. Nothing scares the people who control the media more than a white man standing in front of a church holding a bible and saying “enough is enough.”

    this is the stuff of their nightmares. hopefully trump actually goes beyond symbolism and tweeting .

  51. @RichardTaylor
    This is what seems to really irk the fashionable set about Trump. He obviously doesn't care much about their opinion. They can't emotionally blackmail him.

    They're infuriated by that.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Forbes

    The shameless prog-left knows they can’t be shamed, while they assumed Trump can be shamed.

    Alinsky’s rules 4, 5, 6.
    “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
    “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
    “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

    But Alinsky’s rules are defeated when the opponent plays along. Which brings up rule 7:
    “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

    The prog-left keeps banging on, not noticing their impotence leads to a drag.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Forbes

    https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/43062778-so-you-ve-been-publicly-shamed


    The chapter on Max Mosley (formerly the head honcho for Formula 1 racing) is a great read. He refused to be ashamed of his own sexual activity and tore a couple of media outlets a new arsehole.

  52. @Peter Akuleyev
    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read. This was on television for everyone to see. It’s a farce. Trump is doing everything in his power to encourage violence because he thinks it gives him a chance to look strong and run as a “law & order” President.

    Apparently whatever sparks of the economy COVID didn’t manage to douse, Trump will now stamp into ash.

    Replies: @Anon, @bomag, @J.Ross, @AnotherDad, @Hypnotoad666, @SunBakedSuburb, @res

    I hope you are doing parody. At least that one was so over the top that no one (except you maybe?) would be foolish enough to believe it.

  53. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    Hey, Cullinan man!

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn’t need to loot

    Remember, if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford one.

    Does it use the green-license-plate insurance trick? You know, Vermont for New York, Iowa for Chicago, Colorado for LA and SF…

    When I was stationed in NYC in the Carter years, I couldn’t believe how many nice cars had Green Mountain State plates.

  54. … that was torched by rioters protesters disappointed members of the general public out for a quiet stroll last night.

  55. @Sgt. Joe Friday
    So it's OK for Bill Clinton to make a public spectacle of going to church, bible in hand, the Sunday following the blowup of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but it's not OK for Trump to go to a place of worship.

    Is it any wonder the pews at most churches are empty on Sunday morning? If I want to get lectured about my white privilege and badgered about being nice to minorities, there are dozens of TV channels I can choose from and get the same message, all in the comfort of my own home.

    As an aside, the church my family attended back in the 60s and 70s is barely hanging on. Back then the congregants were mostly families with kids, and the pastor was a World War II veteran. There were probably several hundred regular attendees at Sunday services. It appears now that the congregation might have at most a couple dozen congregants, mostly LGBT and immigrants. What my old church is probably best known for lately is that the former pastor's eldest daughter stole millions of dollars from the Democrat politicians she kept the books for.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    What my old church is probably best known for lately is that the former pastor’s eldest daughter stole millions of dollars from the Democrat politicians she kept the books for.

    Any chance she might get a job as SPLC book-keeper?

    • Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday
    @Rob McX

    Maybe when she gets out of prison.

  56. @Rob McX
    @Sgt. Joe Friday


    What my old church is probably best known for lately is that the former pastor’s eldest daughter stole millions of dollars from the Democrat politicians she kept the books for.
     
    Any chance she might get a job as SPLC book-keeper?

    Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday

    Maybe when she gets out of prison.

  57. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Peter Akuleyev

    "It's a farce."

    Yeah, but it's funny. The way Trump held up the Bible ("... the Bible!"), as if he was displaying it for sale on HSN, gave me a good laugh. And living in George Floyd's world, a good laugh is necessary for positive mental health. Thank you, President Blumpft!

    Replies: @bigdicknick, @Dube

    blumpthf isn’t a great president, but he’s a 10/10 entertainer.

  58. @Jim Don Bob
    Below is an email sent from the Arlington County Director of Libraries (bold in original):


    Dear Friends,

    Like many of you, I have spent the last several days feeling conflicted: alternately saddened and outraged by the death of George Floyd. Buoyed by the peaceful demonstrations that ensued in the wake of his cruel death and frustrated by the acts of violence. Our country is torn and this current state is, sadly, not a new experience. As someone who was living in Arlington in 1968 and witnessed the burning of our nation’s capital, I can say, with regret, I’ve seen this movie, too.
    Now what?

    It is not enough to share a social media post describing racial injustice or to add an emoji.
    It is not enough to wait for others to decide what to do to address structural racism.
    It is not enough to remain silent because conversations about race in America are difficult.

    It is enough to look within ourselves and take an action —any action — that says to oneself and others: the disparate treatment of black people, brown people, OTHER people must not stand.
    Today, the public library inhabits a unique role in American society. It stands for liberty, tolerance and acceptance.


    It says believe what you will, and your beliefs will not be judged. It says come as you are, and you will be embraced as you are. And it says that if you are comfortable and secure, or in need and uncertain, the library will be your refuge. A pretty tall order but one we signed onto when we entered this field — in my case, more than 40 years ago this week.

    In this unprecedented time of crisis and chaos, we have a rare opportunity to revisit and reaffirm both our library and our personal values, beliefs and commitments to everyone in our community, especially those whom neither history nor prosperity has favored.
    If not now, when? If not us, who?

    Diane Kresh

    Director, Arlington Public Library

    https://wpcdn.us-midwest-1.vip.tn-cloud.net/www.arlingtonmagazine.com/content/uploads/2014/03/DSC_8427_1-768x511.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Ancient Briton

    Today, the public library inhabits a unique role in American society. It stands for liberty, tolerance and acceptance.

    It says believe what you will, and your beliefs will not be judged. It says come as you are, and you will be embraced as you are.

    Even if I believe in burning down public libraries in the spirit of racial justice?

  59. @Forbes
    @RichardTaylor

    The shameless prog-left knows they can't be shamed, while they assumed Trump can be shamed.

    Alinsky's rules 4, 5, 6.
    "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
    "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."
    "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

    But Alinsky's rules are defeated when the opponent plays along. Which brings up rule 7:
    "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."

    The prog-left keeps banging on, not noticing their impotence leads to a drag.

    Replies: @Cortes

    https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/43062778-so-you-ve-been-publicly-shamed

    The chapter on Max Mosley (formerly the head honcho for Formula 1 racing) is a great read. He refused to be ashamed of his own sexual activity and tore a couple of media outlets a new arsehole.

  60. @J.Ross
    @RichardTaylor

    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.

    Replies: @UK, @Boethiuss

    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.

    “Keeps winning”, LOL

    • Replies: @Abe
    @Boethiuss


    “Keeps winning”, LOL
     
    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.

    Our country is barreling toward insanity. Elected executives, governors and mayors, are siding with looters and the forces of chaos- with no exaggeration they just barely, and with extreme heavy-heartedness, are willing to do their most basic function of stopping anarchy. The Republican governor of Massachusetts, with armed forces at his command probably more powerful than 100 out of the top 150 national armies in the world, yesterday started almost publicly crying when recounting how mean Trump was for asking governors to “dominate the streets”.

    Trump is the ONLY national politician I can see who is stepping in front of this crazy train and yelling STOP! Telling the truth is not everything, but it is a damn important thing. That’ll do piggy, that’ll do.

    POSTSCRIPT-


    Additionally, ViacomCBS (VIAC) participated in a blackout across its network and cable channels for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Monday Night
     
    All the major online and media monopolies are going all-in on this madness. I’m pretty sure VIACOM unilaterally shutting down service to hold a requiem for St. Floyd is a violation of its contract and should make it open to a class action lawsuit. Another racial incident will happen. I cannot believe several do not happen EVERY DAY in a country this large that the media could not manipulate into a scandal about as big as this. What happens next? Internet outages? Power and heat outages so that whites have time to “consider” their privilege? What are YOU doing about this?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Boethiuss

  61. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Peter Akuleyev

    "It's a farce."

    Yeah, but it's funny. The way Trump held up the Bible ("... the Bible!"), as if he was displaying it for sale on HSN, gave me a good laugh. And living in George Floyd's world, a good laugh is necessary for positive mental health. Thank you, President Blumpft!

    Replies: @bigdicknick, @Dube

    As I heard it, he was challenged with the question, “Is that your Bible?” He responded, “A Bible.”

    Whatever else, it neutralized the challenge.

  62. @Altai
    @Anon

    The guys in the fancy jeep look black, maybe an entourage for a rapper? Or New York is a big place, maybe just the spoiled children of normally rich black people?

    But yeah, my bets on the white kids being from rich gold chain man families. Balkan, Russian oligarch, Arab or Persian.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    See: Pompeo was right!

    It’s Putin and those damn Iranians.

  63. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    The Rolls likely was “borrowed” from a detail shop, mechanic or parking garage.

  64. @Bragadocious
    I liked how Houston top cop Acevedo claimed Mexicans "built this country." And the blacks around him cheered!

    First of all, what did Mexicans build? The Erie Canal -- nope. I-80 -- nope. The Hoover Dam -- nope. The great bridges -- nope.

    What they "built" were some bedroom walls in McMansion subdivisions outside Dallas. They hung some drywall, and were paid for it. End of story.

    As for the blacks cheering him on, the level of stupidity in that is just remarkable. Acevedo was stealing their propaganda line (and by extension diminishing them) and they were too dumb to realize it.

    Replies: @North Carolina Resident

    Maybe Houston’s top cop Acevedo considers Texas to be part of Mexico. Many do. Therefore Mexicans really did build this country.

  65. Abe says:
    @Boethiuss
    @J.Ross


    Their entire morality is emotional blackmail, pressure to conform, and weakness. He is their equivalemt of a Hellfire Satanist, and yet he keeps winning, and demonstrating greater sincerity and morality.
     
    "Keeps winning", LOL

    Replies: @Abe

    “Keeps winning”, LOL

    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.

    Our country is barreling toward insanity. Elected executives, governors and mayors, are siding with looters and the forces of chaos- with no exaggeration they just barely, and with extreme heavy-heartedness, are willing to do their most basic function of stopping anarchy. The Republican governor of Massachusetts, with armed forces at his command probably more powerful than 100 out of the top 150 national armies in the world, yesterday started almost publicly crying when recounting how mean Trump was for asking governors to “dominate the streets”.

    Trump is the ONLY national politician I can see who is stepping in front of this crazy train and yelling STOP! Telling the truth is not everything, but it is a damn important thing. That’ll do piggy, that’ll do.

    POSTSCRIPT-

    Additionally, ViacomCBS (VIAC) participated in a blackout across its network and cable channels for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Monday Night

    All the major online and media monopolies are going all-in on this madness. I’m pretty sure VIACOM unilaterally shutting down service to hold a requiem for St. Floyd is a violation of its contract and should make it open to a class action lawsuit. Another racial incident will happen. I cannot believe several do not happen EVERY DAY in a country this large that the media could not manipulate into a scandal about as big as this. What happens next? Internet outages? Power and heat outages so that whites have time to “consider” their privilege? What are YOU doing about this?

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Abe

    That’s a very clear-headed analysis. Thanks.

    A friend in one of your “flyover” states is petrified. She would return to the UK tomorrow but her husband and kids are committed to staying in the USA.

    Bonus points for the “Babe” reference (should’ve been “pig” though:) ).

    , @Boethiuss
    @Abe


    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.
     
    Well, I'd like to thank you, I think, except that your perception of me is at least a little bit misplaced. First of all, I've never worked in politics and for 99.5% of white I write I don't have any access to any information that's not publicly available for everybody. And I don't think I've ever had a three figure lunch in my life (at least never three figures a head).

    And then politically, as much some here don't want to believe it, I'm actually Right-populist, at least as matter of tendency. Ie, I tend to be on the opposite side of people like Jeb Bush. And for that matter, I don't have too much beef with any of Trump's substantive agenda or policy moves. If it were Tom Cotton or Tucker Carlson as President with the same worldview as Trump's, everything would be fine. I'd disagree and others would disagree with this or that, but we could hash it out without the antagonism that we have now.

    No, my bitterness is from a few things, for the most part related.

    First of all, it's the normies. I figured out a couple of years ago, that every time I get into a pissing match in the comment section here, there's somebody trying to high-hand away the prerogatives of the normies, and I'm not having it. Pretty much without any exceptions that I can think of.

    And second, it's us, meaning the comment section here and Right-populist America in general, and all our faults. I had always knew those things were there, but I thought that they weren't very important. If we could outmaneuver or roll the Left, when push comes to shove we handle things between ourselves ok.

    The Left, minorities, immigrants and the Never Trump nasties (Max Boot, Jen Rubin, Will Wilkinson, etc) have a lot to answer for, but right now the first problem is us, which is something I didn't think I'd ever believe.

    We're not especially bright, we're not especially patriotic. We think that because we haven't bought into PC platitudes about race, that we understand race better than the rest of America. We don't. We think we stick up for white people. We don't.

    We don't understand politics, in fact for the most part we don't really even care about politics beyond cheerleading for Donald Trump as a proxy, like 19-year black girls who have invested themselves in Beyonce winning a pile of awards every year at the Grammys.

    We don't control enough organizations, and instead of trying to build new ones or take over old ones, we piss on the leadership of the few organizations we do control.

    Finally, we march behind Trump like lemmings, way past the point where it has anything to do with why we might have wanted him in office in the first place. We may not care very much about immigration or bringing supply chains back to America very much any more, but we'll always defend Trump tweeting to blame Joe Scarborough for some woman's death (which was bullshit and everybody knew it. And we'll always pour one out for making Rachel Maddow cry on television if the Mueller investigation comes up a cropper.

    It's like the riots from these past three days. At some point, back in the sands of time, some of those people probably really did care about George Floyd and police brutality. But it's pretty clearly almost irrelevant now.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  66. NBC and other propaganda organs lied their asses off about the dispersal of the people at Lafayette Park. There was no tear gas, and park police did not even know Trunp would be heading to the nearby church. The crowd was dispersed because it was pelting park police with bricks and frozen water bottles.

  67. @Jim Don Bob
    Below is an email sent from the Arlington County Director of Libraries (bold in original):


    Dear Friends,

    Like many of you, I have spent the last several days feeling conflicted: alternately saddened and outraged by the death of George Floyd. Buoyed by the peaceful demonstrations that ensued in the wake of his cruel death and frustrated by the acts of violence. Our country is torn and this current state is, sadly, not a new experience. As someone who was living in Arlington in 1968 and witnessed the burning of our nation’s capital, I can say, with regret, I’ve seen this movie, too.
    Now what?

    It is not enough to share a social media post describing racial injustice or to add an emoji.
    It is not enough to wait for others to decide what to do to address structural racism.
    It is not enough to remain silent because conversations about race in America are difficult.

    It is enough to look within ourselves and take an action —any action — that says to oneself and others: the disparate treatment of black people, brown people, OTHER people must not stand.
    Today, the public library inhabits a unique role in American society. It stands for liberty, tolerance and acceptance.


    It says believe what you will, and your beliefs will not be judged. It says come as you are, and you will be embraced as you are. And it says that if you are comfortable and secure, or in need and uncertain, the library will be your refuge. A pretty tall order but one we signed onto when we entered this field — in my case, more than 40 years ago this week.

    In this unprecedented time of crisis and chaos, we have a rare opportunity to revisit and reaffirm both our library and our personal values, beliefs and commitments to everyone in our community, especially those whom neither history nor prosperity has favored.
    If not now, when? If not us, who?

    Diane Kresh

    Director, Arlington Public Library

    https://wpcdn.us-midwest-1.vip.tn-cloud.net/www.arlingtonmagazine.com/content/uploads/2014/03/DSC_8427_1-768x511.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Ancient Briton

    So many cliches, so litle time. BTW Love the suit!

  68. @Dieter Kief
    Isn't it Ironic, the NYT has its wording balanced out perfectly well. - Since there are just protests going on it is clearly outrageous, that President Trump's way to a church is cleared using "riot-control tactics".

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    No one cleared the way for him. That was 100% fake news.

  69. @AnotherDad
    @Peter Akuleyev


    There was no riot. Trump had peaceful protestors gassed so that he could stage a photo op with a book he has never read.
     
    That may be true ... but who cares? Trump wanted to walk over to the church to conduct his "photo op"--i.e. to do the PR, "bully pulpit" part of his job--and he couldn't do it with through those "protesters". If the Secret Service asks them to clear out and for an hour and they don't ... being gassed is per spec.

    The modern Presidency does have a bunch of "clear off this street the President is coming through" powers--rightly or wrongly--that you and i don't have.


    The thrust of your post is nonsense. These are Democrat riots.

    Encouraged by Democrats.
    Justified by Democrats.
    Funded by Democrats.
    Looting and Rioting by Democrats.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Ben tillman

    The tear gas story is a lie.

  70. As you hate, Mr. Sailer, referring to the fact that the protests have been generally peaceful. Have there been riots? Of course. Are protestors upset that some of the brethren ruin it so we can’t have nice things? Definitively. Should we prosecute the rioters to the fullest extent of the law? Absolutely.

    So instead of being obsessed with Noo Yawk minutia, do some NOTICING.

    https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/jun/02/protests-in-some-arkansas-cities-called/

    As far as our current round of protests is concerned, Americans have learned that Martin Luther King, Jr, promoted tolerance and nonviolence. Fewer Americans, however, are acquainted with the Deacons of Defense, another Civil Rights organization of that era, who often showed up with arms to protect nonviolent Civil Rights activists from white southern law enforcement tactics like police dogs, water cannons, and billy clubs. Remember, Birmingham Police Chief Bull Connor famously quipped “We don’t give a damn about the law. Down here we make our own law”. Lest we not forget that during the Indian (dot, not feathers) anti-British struggle in the 1940’s, a naval mutiny by Indian members signaled to the British that if they did not capitulate to the nonviolent demonstrations led by Gandhi, that Indian resistance may take a violent turn.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Corvinus

    As you hate Mr. Sailer, could you explain why you bother to come here to share the exact same thing that your co-workers are peddling on other sites? Is it a labor of hate, or just a paycheck?

    Also, could you quit living in the 60's and catch up to the Current Year?

    Question: How many dead cops will it take to make you happy, Coronavinus?
    More than one, that's obvious.
    Because Only Black Lives Matter, right?

  71. anon[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    As you hate, Mr. Sailer, referring to the fact that the protests have been generally peaceful. Have there been riots? Of course. Are protestors upset that some of the brethren ruin it so we can't have nice things? Definitively. Should we prosecute the rioters to the fullest extent of the law? Absolutely.

    So instead of being obsessed with Noo Yawk minutia, do some NOTICING.

    https://twitter.com/JimLaPorta/status/1267925422295207936

    https://twitter.com/hunterw/status/1267851877389078530

    https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/jun/02/protests-in-some-arkansas-cities-called/

    As far as our current round of protests is concerned, Americans have learned that Martin Luther King, Jr, promoted tolerance and nonviolence. Fewer Americans, however, are acquainted with the Deacons of Defense, another Civil Rights organization of that era, who often showed up with arms to protect nonviolent Civil Rights activists from white southern law enforcement tactics like police dogs, water cannons, and billy clubs. Remember, Birmingham Police Chief Bull Connor famously quipped "We don't give a damn about the law. Down here we make our own law". Lest we not forget that during the Indian (dot, not feathers) anti-British struggle in the 1940's, a naval mutiny by Indian members signaled to the British that if they did not capitulate to the nonviolent demonstrations led by Gandhi, that Indian resistance may take a violent turn.

    Replies: @anon

    As you hate Mr. Sailer, could you explain why you bother to come here to share the exact same thing that your co-workers are peddling on other sites? Is it a labor of hate, or just a paycheck?

    Also, could you quit living in the 60’s and catch up to the Current Year?

    Question: How many dead cops will it take to make you happy, Coronavinus?
    More than one, that’s obvious.
    Because Only Black Lives Matter, right?

  72. @Abe
    @Boethiuss


    “Keeps winning”, LOL
     
    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.

    Our country is barreling toward insanity. Elected executives, governors and mayors, are siding with looters and the forces of chaos- with no exaggeration they just barely, and with extreme heavy-heartedness, are willing to do their most basic function of stopping anarchy. The Republican governor of Massachusetts, with armed forces at his command probably more powerful than 100 out of the top 150 national armies in the world, yesterday started almost publicly crying when recounting how mean Trump was for asking governors to “dominate the streets”.

    Trump is the ONLY national politician I can see who is stepping in front of this crazy train and yelling STOP! Telling the truth is not everything, but it is a damn important thing. That’ll do piggy, that’ll do.

    POSTSCRIPT-


    Additionally, ViacomCBS (VIAC) participated in a blackout across its network and cable channels for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Monday Night
     
    All the major online and media monopolies are going all-in on this madness. I’m pretty sure VIACOM unilaterally shutting down service to hold a requiem for St. Floyd is a violation of its contract and should make it open to a class action lawsuit. Another racial incident will happen. I cannot believe several do not happen EVERY DAY in a country this large that the media could not manipulate into a scandal about as big as this. What happens next? Internet outages? Power and heat outages so that whites have time to “consider” their privilege? What are YOU doing about this?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Boethiuss

    That’s a very clear-headed analysis. Thanks.

    A friend in one of your “flyover” states is petrified. She would return to the UK tomorrow but her husband and kids are committed to staying in the USA.

    Bonus points for the “Babe” reference (should’ve been “pig” though:) ).

  73. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    I’m more pissed off by the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

    People who drive those are the #1 assholes on the road these days.

    Their driving etiquette deserves a response of several emptied clips.

  74. @AnotherDad
    @Thomas


    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    The Catholic Church is in bad shape--with it's homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    But mainline Protestanism has utterly collapsed not just into a joke, but into a destructive toxic mess that actually works against civilization.

    Women generally should not be leading core institutions, but mainline Protestants are delivering proof that you absolutely can not have women--or queers--in religious leadership. Actually it's quite a bit like homosexuality--the parts just aren't meant to fit together and the whole thing is alternately disgusting or a joke.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    The Catholic Church is in bad shape–with it’s homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    These are exactly the reasons me and my 78 year-old aunt no longer attend Catholic church in any way, shape, or form.

  75. @Abe
    @Boethiuss


    “Keeps winning”, LOL
     
    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.

    Our country is barreling toward insanity. Elected executives, governors and mayors, are siding with looters and the forces of chaos- with no exaggeration they just barely, and with extreme heavy-heartedness, are willing to do their most basic function of stopping anarchy. The Republican governor of Massachusetts, with armed forces at his command probably more powerful than 100 out of the top 150 national armies in the world, yesterday started almost publicly crying when recounting how mean Trump was for asking governors to “dominate the streets”.

    Trump is the ONLY national politician I can see who is stepping in front of this crazy train and yelling STOP! Telling the truth is not everything, but it is a damn important thing. That’ll do piggy, that’ll do.

    POSTSCRIPT-


    Additionally, ViacomCBS (VIAC) participated in a blackout across its network and cable channels for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Monday Night
     
    All the major online and media monopolies are going all-in on this madness. I’m pretty sure VIACOM unilaterally shutting down service to hold a requiem for St. Floyd is a violation of its contract and should make it open to a class action lawsuit. Another racial incident will happen. I cannot believe several do not happen EVERY DAY in a country this large that the media could not manipulate into a scandal about as big as this. What happens next? Internet outages? Power and heat outages so that whites have time to “consider” their privilege? What are YOU doing about this?

    Replies: @Cortes, @Boethiuss

    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.

    Well, I’d like to thank you, I think, except that your perception of me is at least a little bit misplaced. First of all, I’ve never worked in politics and for 99.5% of white I write I don’t have any access to any information that’s not publicly available for everybody. And I don’t think I’ve ever had a three figure lunch in my life (at least never three figures a head).

    And then politically, as much some here don’t want to believe it, I’m actually Right-populist, at least as matter of tendency. Ie, I tend to be on the opposite side of people like Jeb Bush. And for that matter, I don’t have too much beef with any of Trump’s substantive agenda or policy moves. If it were Tom Cotton or Tucker Carlson as President with the same worldview as Trump’s, everything would be fine. I’d disagree and others would disagree with this or that, but we could hash it out without the antagonism that we have now.

    No, my bitterness is from a few things, for the most part related.

    First of all, it’s the normies. I figured out a couple of years ago, that every time I get into a pissing match in the comment section here, there’s somebody trying to high-hand away the prerogatives of the normies, and I’m not having it. Pretty much without any exceptions that I can think of.

    And second, it’s us, meaning the comment section here and Right-populist America in general, and all our faults. I had always knew those things were there, but I thought that they weren’t very important. If we could outmaneuver or roll the Left, when push comes to shove we handle things between ourselves ok.

    The Left, minorities, immigrants and the Never Trump nasties (Max Boot, Jen Rubin, Will Wilkinson, etc) have a lot to answer for, but right now the first problem is us, which is something I didn’t think I’d ever believe.

    We’re not especially bright, we’re not especially patriotic. We think that because we haven’t bought into PC platitudes about race, that we understand race better than the rest of America. We don’t. We think we stick up for white people. We don’t.

    We don’t understand politics, in fact for the most part we don’t really even care about politics beyond cheerleading for Donald Trump as a proxy, like 19-year black girls who have invested themselves in Beyonce winning a pile of awards every year at the Grammys.

    We don’t control enough organizations, and instead of trying to build new ones or take over old ones, we piss on the leadership of the few organizations we do control.

    Finally, we march behind Trump like lemmings, way past the point where it has anything to do with why we might have wanted him in office in the first place. We may not care very much about immigration or bringing supply chains back to America very much any more, but we’ll always defend Trump tweeting to blame Joe Scarborough for some woman’s death (which was bullshit and everybody knew it. And we’ll always pour one out for making Rachel Maddow cry on television if the Mueller investigation comes up a cropper.

    It’s like the riots from these past three days. At some point, back in the sands of time, some of those people probably really did care about George Floyd and police brutality. But it’s pretty clearly almost irrelevant now.

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Boethiuss

    "we march behind Trump like lemmings, "
    Who is we?
    Trump is a grown man, he can tweet whatever the F he wants.

    Replies: @Boethiuss

  76. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @Thomas


    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    The Catholic Church is in bad shape--with it's homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    But mainline Protestanism has utterly collapsed not just into a joke, but into a destructive toxic mess that actually works against civilization.

    Women generally should not be leading core institutions, but mainline Protestants are delivering proof that you absolutely can not have women--or queers--in religious leadership. Actually it's quite a bit like homosexuality--the parts just aren't meant to fit together and the whole thing is alternately disgusting or a joke.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    A SNCO I served with converted to Eastern Orthodox. Another buddy from Ranger Batt went to Odinism. Either way, I prefer it to a Roman Catholic orientation. At least the mainstream version. Totally different outlook with the Latinos and Flips. Those folk are still in wartime service, not like the false prophet in Rome

  77. @AnotherDad
    @Thomas


    Further evidence that much of the Anglican “Communion” has lapsed into woke, post-Christian heresy.
     
    The Catholic Church is in bad shape--with it's homosexual grooming/abuse disaster, pink seminaries and the like, and generally with PC intrusion.

    But mainline Protestanism has utterly collapsed not just into a joke, but into a destructive toxic mess that actually works against civilization.

    Women generally should not be leading core institutions, but mainline Protestants are delivering proof that you absolutely can not have women--or queers--in religious leadership. Actually it's quite a bit like homosexuality--the parts just aren't meant to fit together and the whole thing is alternately disgusting or a joke.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    Mainline Protestantism is basically a religious drag show.

  78. @Joe, Averaged
    You should see the morning briefing they send out. What the hell, here it is. How is this not inciting riots?:

    (Take special note that they have the braindeadness to deride the “racialized politics that President Trump encourages.” In a screed encouraging racialized politics!)

    “Voices from the protests”

    The anger is different this time. After years of Americans being killed by the police — more than 1,000 per year, for as long as statistics exist — something has changed over the past week.

    The gruesome video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck plays a role. So does a pandemic that’s disproportionately killing African-Americans. And so do the angry, racialized politics that President Trump encourages.

    Here are some of the voices from the protests, which have included many people who say they’ve never protested before:

    “In every city, there’s a George Floyd,” said Michael Sampson II, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla.

    “It could be my father, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my friend,” said Victoria Sloan, 27, of Brooklyn. “It makes me angry.”

    “I’m speaking for everybody, all my kinfolk, all my brothers and sisters who’ve gotten beaten up by police,” said Cory Thomas, 40, who said the police beat him when he was a teenager in Brooklyn. “I don’t condone the violence,” or the looting, he said, “but at the end of the day, no 14-year-old should be beat up by police.”

    “There are people out there who are very negative,” D.J. Elliott, 30, a gym manager in Harlem said, in frustration about a small number of late-arriving, violent protesters. “And this is their golden opportunity.”

    “If we don’t fight for change we’re not going to get it,” Douglas Golliday, a 65-year-old resident of a Minneapolis suburb, told The Star Tribune while waiting to be taken to jail along with his 44-year-old son, Robert, and other protesters.

    “I took six rubber bullets, but do you know what didn’t happen to me?” Elizabeth Ferris, a 36-year-old Georgetown University student, told The Washington Post. “No one kneeled on my neck.”

    Ashley Gary of Minneapolis said: “We’ve been through Jamar Clark, we’ve been through Philando Castile, and there was no justice whatsoever. We’re tired of it, we are very tired. My son, he’s 16 and six feet tall, and I don’t want him to be taken as somebody bad because he’s a bigger black man.”

    “I came out peacefully to show my support, and the police are aiming right at me,” Mariana Solaris, a 20-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times, after the police fired foam pellets at her. “I saw this on the news earlier tonight,” she said, “and I thought, ‘No way is it really like that out there with the police.’ So I came out to see. And, yeah, it’s really like that.”

    The Times has collected portraits of the protesters here.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Ragno, @Jim Don Bob, @Ed

    They have the reasoning skills of gnats.

  79. @Anonymous
    Now even BLACK people are acting like there’s a riot going on!

    https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1266129167776546816?s=20

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Thanks for providing evidence that citizens are protecting themselves from the riotous element of the protests, which have been generally peaceful and law-abiding.

    It took guts on your part to break free from the narrative. This photograph is similar to a story about blacks who took up arms to protect a white owned store in Ferguson.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-missouri-shooting-gasstation/in-ferguson-black-residents-stand-guard-at-white-owned-store-idUSKCN0JA1XF20141126

    And, of course, there are numerous stories about communities coming together to pick up the pieces, which I presented on a past thread, acknowledging the rioters do NOT stand for the overall goals of the protests. It’s as if Mr. Sailer is taking a page from the NYT to avoid presenting certain topics.

  80. @Anon
    The looter in the car on the right in this video wins the award. People who know more about cars than I do say his ride is a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth over $300,000.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NBCproducer/status/1267660478811123712

    You think if you could afford to pay that for a car, you wouldn't need to loot. It's quite obvious the owner's a kleptomaniac doing it for the kicks.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Altai, @Charon, @HammerJack, @Rohirrimborn, @Hypnotoad666, @Hypnotoad666, @Reg Cæsar, @North Carolina Resident, @The Wild Geese Howard, @EdwardM

    Or they looted the car 10 minutes earlier.

  81. @Boethiuss
    @Abe


    Boethiuss, despite your unending bitterness towards Trump, most of your posts are on-topic and reasonable and have an interesting “inside-baseball” tang- I like to think in real-life you were a Jeb Bush midlevel staffer once, blindsided by the Trump phenom but still mostly holding it together here despite a lifestyle of daily three figure lunches at Bullfeathters suddenly snatched from your grasp.
     
    Well, I'd like to thank you, I think, except that your perception of me is at least a little bit misplaced. First of all, I've never worked in politics and for 99.5% of white I write I don't have any access to any information that's not publicly available for everybody. And I don't think I've ever had a three figure lunch in my life (at least never three figures a head).

    And then politically, as much some here don't want to believe it, I'm actually Right-populist, at least as matter of tendency. Ie, I tend to be on the opposite side of people like Jeb Bush. And for that matter, I don't have too much beef with any of Trump's substantive agenda or policy moves. If it were Tom Cotton or Tucker Carlson as President with the same worldview as Trump's, everything would be fine. I'd disagree and others would disagree with this or that, but we could hash it out without the antagonism that we have now.

    No, my bitterness is from a few things, for the most part related.

    First of all, it's the normies. I figured out a couple of years ago, that every time I get into a pissing match in the comment section here, there's somebody trying to high-hand away the prerogatives of the normies, and I'm not having it. Pretty much without any exceptions that I can think of.

    And second, it's us, meaning the comment section here and Right-populist America in general, and all our faults. I had always knew those things were there, but I thought that they weren't very important. If we could outmaneuver or roll the Left, when push comes to shove we handle things between ourselves ok.

    The Left, minorities, immigrants and the Never Trump nasties (Max Boot, Jen Rubin, Will Wilkinson, etc) have a lot to answer for, but right now the first problem is us, which is something I didn't think I'd ever believe.

    We're not especially bright, we're not especially patriotic. We think that because we haven't bought into PC platitudes about race, that we understand race better than the rest of America. We don't. We think we stick up for white people. We don't.

    We don't understand politics, in fact for the most part we don't really even care about politics beyond cheerleading for Donald Trump as a proxy, like 19-year black girls who have invested themselves in Beyonce winning a pile of awards every year at the Grammys.

    We don't control enough organizations, and instead of trying to build new ones or take over old ones, we piss on the leadership of the few organizations we do control.

    Finally, we march behind Trump like lemmings, way past the point where it has anything to do with why we might have wanted him in office in the first place. We may not care very much about immigration or bringing supply chains back to America very much any more, but we'll always defend Trump tweeting to blame Joe Scarborough for some woman's death (which was bullshit and everybody knew it. And we'll always pour one out for making Rachel Maddow cry on television if the Mueller investigation comes up a cropper.

    It's like the riots from these past three days. At some point, back in the sands of time, some of those people probably really did care about George Floyd and police brutality. But it's pretty clearly almost irrelevant now.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    “we march behind Trump like lemmings, ”
    Who is we?
    Trump is a grown man, he can tweet whatever the F he wants.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
    @Ron Mexico


    Trump is a grown man, he can tweet whatever the F he wants.
     
    This is myopic. Politically speaking, Trump represents us, he reflects us, he is President because we voted for him. When he does something spastic or stupid, the rest of America takes it out on us.
  82. @Ron Mexico
    @Boethiuss

    "we march behind Trump like lemmings, "
    Who is we?
    Trump is a grown man, he can tweet whatever the F he wants.

    Replies: @Boethiuss

    Trump is a grown man, he can tweet whatever the F he wants.

    This is myopic. Politically speaking, Trump represents us, he reflects us, he is President because we voted for him. When he does something spastic or stupid, the rest of America takes it out on us.

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