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From the New York Times:

Videos Show Gunman Firing at Police During Louisville Protest

One man among hundreds of peaceful protesters fired a handgun at police officers in Louisville, Ky. Witnesses caught him on camera.

One would-be cop killer out of hundreds of peaceful protesters is way under one percent unpeaceful. Think about it this way: if there were over 200 protesters there, then the percent who shot any cops rounds down to 0%. Why are you making a big deal about a 100% Peaceful Protest?

 
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  1. Muggles says:

    One man among hundreds of peaceful protesters fired a handgun at

    Just like that guy who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and started WWI.

    Hey, it was only one peaceful protester among hundreds. Don’t make such a big deal about it!/i>”

  2. Burn
    Loot
    Murder
    Skeletor riding Panthor would soon put the dindi thugz in dey place!!!

  3. Mike Tre says:

    I’m reminded of this conversation:

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  4. @Roderick Spode

    Er, that was supposed to be a link to a statue doing the favourite dance move of we humble iSteve commenters.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  5. It’s dangerous to fire at random in Louisville. You might hit a horse.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  6. Ano says:

    …fired a handgun at police officers…

    Golly, who knows where the bullets wound up?

    I love how the NYT keeps me in suspense, but then I do love a good mystery thriller.

    Guess I have to buy tomorrow’s edition for the next installment to find out.

  7. Ragno says:

    You do realize that Times editors read these headlines and passages aloud to one another, right? Screwing up their faces, turning purple and spluttering from the effort of trying not to laugh out loud, as though Charles Blow had just said “Biggus dickus” with a straight face.

    After all, just because they’re trembling with excitement at the nearness of the Big Day (no, not the election, that doesn’t matter now; the Big Day denotes the now-inescapable and, hopefully, brutally-violent death of what they choose to refer to amongst their own as “Amerikkka”) doesn’t mean they can’t appreciate the slapstick buffoonery of the Deplorables they’re replacing…. almost but not quite catching on that they’re being replaced.

    To paraphrase Jay Gould, I can hire one half of the goyim to kill the other half. But what Gould, for all his beard-stroking villainy, could never have grasped is that had he owned a prominent newspaper or three, in the correct strategic locations, he could far more easily have tricked all the combatants into volunteering, without ever having to reach for his checkbook at all.

  8. BenKenobi says:

    Of course if a single person discharged a firearm during a demonstration for some form of White advocacy (which wouldn’t happen) the headlines would be:

    ALT-RIGHT NAZI INCEL TERRORIST FIRES GUN AT POLICE OF COLOR

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  9. Impolitic says:

    So, the protestors are about as deadly as the coronavirus.

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  10. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    hahhaaaaa, Perfect pitch, as always, Reg. However, don’t ruin it – don’t ruin the demise of the NYT for much worse lies and cover-ups of atrocities!

  11. Lagertha says:

    NYT will keep lying because they have don’t know what else to do. They will try to cover up stuff and pretend that everything is awesome. What is being uncovered will rock the psyche of the world.

    I mean, this was a kids’ movie more than 5 years ago. Indoctrination goes big and long and deep.

    • Replies: @Lace
  12. Lagertha says:

    ok, I was too busy fighting to get that vid on – Youtube is not my friend anymore – that I left the word, ‘have’ before the ‘I don’t know….’ hahhahaaa, my OCD is really showing off!

    • Thanks: Polemos
  13. And journalists get outraged when people don’t care when “they die doing their jobs”.

  14. guest says:

    Suddenly they can do math.

    Query: is “per capita” still a racist construct?

    • Replies: @tyrone
  15. Actually, I am willing to excuse people who are present but don’t commit crimes when a single man does something violent. The NYT’s caption is funny, I agree, but the same basic principle should have been applied in Charlottesville. The crowd of protesters was hardly responsible for the automobile driven into the counterprotesters.

    • Agree: JackOH
  16. If you took a snapshot of planet Earth at any given time, I bet 99% of it would be peaceful.

  17. JackOH says:

    Bonnie and Clyde were mostly law-abiding citizens. The 1945 blast at Hiroshima left Japan mostly untouched. Adolf Hitler’s life was mostly unremarkable. George Floyd spent his life mostly vertical and unintoxicated.

    Who knew a single word–mostly–could be weaponized into a propaganda tool of dismissiveness or minimization?

    • Replies: @Ponce Faggy
    , @JackOH
  18. AndrewR says:
    @Tono Bungay

    I truly believe James Fields did not intend to kill anyone and in fact there is strong evidence his car was attacked before he plowed into the crowd. He was offered up as a political sacrifice to appease the Jewish Supremacists who treated a bunch of harmless dweebs marching and saying “Jews will not replace us” as the worst event in world history since the Holocaust.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  19. @JackOH

    Vertical – Yes
    Unintoxicated – No

  20. tyrone says:
    @guest

    “per capita” discriminates against the headless.

  21. Dr. X says:

    To say that the American media has become like Pravda in Soviet times is now cliché… don’t believe your lying eyes when you see all the starving people, the Five Year Plan has exceeded quotas.

  22. JackOH says:
    @JackOH

    Unarmed is another word in current popular prestige media usage that packs an entire propaganda ministry in a single term.

    The 220-lb. muscled-up crackhead with warrants out on him, and who just smashed Grandma’s face to get her purse, and is about to head-butt an arresting officer at a ramming speed of 10 ft./sec. is shot and killed by that arresting officer. The news media salt the story opener with “unarmed” to describe the assailant, and we’re made to believe the questionableness of the officer’s actions. Sheesh!

  23. Come to think of it, war is a primarily peaceful action. I’ll bet most soldiers spend 99% of their time not shooting a rifle nor releasing bombs.

    War IS like a mainly peaceful protest!

  24. What’s the % chance that ironic posts will retrieve lost America?

  25. Stephen says:

    Fact: The Enola Gay flight to Hiroshima and back was 99.9% peaceful.

  26. Larval cat lady now finds herself in the spotlight for supplying mostly peaceful protestors.

    “Waaaah! But I was just following orders!!!” 😭

    (She should never have abandoned her dream to be a childcare worker.)

    • LOL: Lace
  27. Patriot says:

    The county where Emmett Till died in 1955 was 99.999% peaceful that year.

  28. @Mike Tre

    A pretty brilliant riff on “Alcohol–the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” Awkward Puppets is an underappreciated show, and how does it not get cancelled by YouTube?

  29. Tulip says:

    How about the Department of Mostly Peace?

  30. @Tono Bungay

    The crowd of protesters was hardly responsible for the automobile driven into the counterprotesters.

    A reasonable interpretation of events as they unfolded might suggest that the driver of the automobile wasn’t responsible either. He was trying to escape a mob of “counterprotesters” who were menacing him and at least one of whom was wielding what progs usually describe as an assault rifle. The driver was later legally lynched.

  31. One would-be cop killer out of hundreds of peaceful protesters is way under one percent unpeaceful. Think about it this way: if there were over 200 protesters there, then the percent who shot any cops rounds down to 0%. Why are you making a big deal about a 100% Peaceful Protest?

    The IFR of Covid-19 is ~1%. I look forward to the NYT headlines about how the coronavirus is a “mostly non-lethal virus.”

  32. BenKenobi says:
    @Tono Bungay

    James Fields did nothing wrong, was convicted at a show trial and should be pardoned by President Trump.

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
    , @FPD72
  33. Lace says:
    @Lagertha

    Yeah, I didn’t notice how atrocious NYT (I mean this atrocious), and sometimes didn’t know what else to use, but I finally cancelled and it will perish as subscription October 1. Before St. Floyd and the rest, I just didn’t pay much attention to it, used it for stories I might not easily see elsewhere, but I’ve been doing okay. Got rid of WaPo too, it’s already stopped. I wouldn’t even give them feedback, they deserve nothing at this point.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    , @Lagertha
  34. @Roderick Spode

    Rod, the next time the nyt or some other rag denigrates White culture, show them that picture. Marble carved life like.

  35. The policemen are 99.9% untouched by the bullets that were fired.

  36. Hey, guys– they actually spotted one!

    White supremacist killed after ‘gun battle’ with deputies in California

    Next week, the chupacabra. And we already have evidence of the Saxsquatch.

    [Warning: you may be Rickrolled.]

  37. @BenKenobi

    Ben, no, the operative would be “shoots .” The word “at” means they fired toward some one. Two cops were, in fact, shot. But we are good.

  38. OT:

    Meanwhile, iSteve contentrix Karen Attiah has a propaganda piece how well Wakanda…sorry, sub-Saharan Africa has dealt with Beer Flu:

    Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/22/africa-has-defied-covid-19-nightmare-scenarios-we-shouldnt-be-surprised

    Apparently they are all good little mask-wearing technocrats minding well-run state health bureaucracies that we should be emulating.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  39. Even if the media’s Breonna Taylor story hadn’t been a bald-faced lie, there’d have been no cause to prosecute the individual officers for following standard procedure. Nor is there any justice in prosecuting the Minneapolis police for George Floyd’s drug overdose.

  40. @BenKenobi

    Another example of conviction in the court of public opinion.

  41. MEH 0910 says:

  42. FPD72 says:
    @BenKenobi

    James Fields was convicted by a state court for violating a state law. President Trump has no authority to pardon him.

  43. Svigor says:
    @AndrewR

    https://vpm.org/news/articles/6094/defense-may-claim-antifa-affiliated-professor-scared-james-fields-into-crashing

    Defense attorneys told prospective jurors this week they should expect to hear evidence that Fields acted in self-defense when he plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters on a Charlottesville street in August 2017, killing Heather Heyer. Fields’ attorneys listed as a potential witness, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill professor Dwayne Dixon. Dixon participated in a counter-protest in Charlottesville during the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. Dixon told a group at Harvard in February, he interacted with Fields before the attack.

    “So, James Fields, driving his Charger, slow-rolled our western perimeter. So that was Fourth Street, several times,” Dixon said. “One time he paused right in front of me. And I waved him off with my rifle. In his last pass, he accelerated and a block away, he killed Heather.”

    I.e., he pointed his AR-15 at Fields’ car, then Fields immediately drove down the street and hit several antifa.

    I suppose this stuff isn’t common knowledge among gonzervatives because they’re so completely cucked; call someone a racist and gonzervatives will let goons throw a bag over his head and toss him into a white van, never to be heard from again, no questions asked.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  44. Svigor says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Apparently they are all good little mask-wearing technocrats minding well-run state health bureaucracies that we should be emulating.

    Or, you know, a few million more dets is no big to dem, and even if it were, they can’t do math or bookkeeping.

    Yeah, I like my splanation better.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  45. Pontius says:

    I took a long ride on my motorcycle through the autumn conutryside, enjoying the mostly peaceful demonstration of colours on display.

  46. Dissident says:

    For at least many of those who have been unpersoned, what percentage of the totality of their output was cancel-worthy? (I.e., even by Woke standards.)

    What percentage of that ill-fated evening in April 1865 that the Lincolns spent at Ford’s Theater was wholly uneventful, or even quite pleasant? Wasn’t it not before the third act of the play that the President was shot?

    Would it be too much to expect the NY Times to exercise some consistency in applying such radical optimism? (I jest…)

  47. @Svigor

    Yeah, I like my splanation better.

    Even if Beer Flu was real, HCQ is handed out like candy in Africa as a malaria prophylactic.

    There are plenty of dietary sources for the known anti-viral mineral, zinc.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc#Dietary_intake

  48. Dr. Dude says:

    the holocaust was a mostly peaceful refugee resettlement program

  49. Tusk says:

    Not going to lie, I laughed at the rounding down joke while having a sip of water and spit it everywhere.

  50. Lagertha says:
    @Lace

    you have your dignity! and your integrity! Life is gonna throw more fireballs and no one, absolutely, no one, will agree with you on things you believe to be true/righteous/whatever. Think

  51. Lagertha says:
    @Lace

    don’t despair. What is happening now is not what anyone expected. Everyone wants peace and love and all that. You are not any different for wanting peace and less confusion over politics, your own personal life, nor the upcoming election. I have this song drumming in my ears…so hear ya…https://youtu.be/vEsfQy1zy7Y

  52. Lagertha says:

    here’s the BEST SONG ever, when you are young and restlesss – my daddy said these words to me that I will always remember.

    He died long ago, as did one of my bf’s from my youth, whom I loved more than anything. Death is final. Never argue with the one you love…or at least, make up by end of night or daybreak (the best time). Love is hard; relationships are hard, honesty is so damn hard. Being you is damn hard. But all you have is you….and everyone who will miss you, including your parents. Life is hard. Learn to speak from the heart before it is too late. Being too late, still haunts me and gives me a great deal of sorrow.

  53. Lagertha says:

    Here’s my antidote to somber songs of my youth:

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