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But isn’t looting the most expensive, most gay shops on the ground floors of the most LGBTQ-affirming corporations in America on the first day of #PrideMonth a little … I hate to say it … homophobic?

 
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  1. I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Thea

    When will emigration start looking attractive?

    Replies: @black sea, @Diversity Heretic

    , @JohnnyD
    @Thea

    Wouldn't it be funny if some of our immigrants left the United States and discouraged people back home from coming over.

    , @silviosilver
    @Thea

    Hope springs eternal, I see.

    , @Daniel H
    @Thea

    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    No. Schumer. Schumer.

  2. The looters and bad actors are white supremacists

    This has been proven conclusively

    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Mort Welsh


    The looters and bad actors are white supremacists

    This has been proven conclusively
     
    This is Tiny.

    This has been proven conclusively.


    Mort Welsh
    = Shrew molt.
    , @Prof. Woland
    @Mort Welsh

    We can see that in all the videos that have been posted.

  3. Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods.

    Although it looks like the looters are the rich people who live on 5th Avenue.

    How do you think they got rich? is the usual rejoinder and I think it continues to be eminently applicable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @obwandiyag


    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods.
     
    Why?
    , @anon
    @obwandiyag


    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods
     
    JUST IN: Protests in Washington DC are hitting next level as rioters rush people's houses

    https://twitter.com/_Crypto_Maniac_/status/1267665396338958338

    BTW, I've heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these "protestors". They'll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @rexl, @Anonymous

  4. From the same person, around 9 p.m.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @PiltdownMan

    Occupy Fifth Avenue.

    , @HenryA
    @PiltdownMan

    I hope those kids get up early enough on Tuesday to make their Zoom meetings for school.

  5. I’m surprised that the NYPD permitted this to happen, usually they’re very good at controlling mobs. Perhaps they had orders to stand down.

    LAPD doing a good job tonight (so far).

    Watching KTLA, saw two car chases tonight!

    • Replies: @JimB
    @jcd1974


    I’m surprised that the NYPD permitted this to happen, usually they’re very good at controlling mobs. Perhaps they had orders to stand down.
     
    Or, this is the cops way of reminding the unsupportive woke oligarchy of NYC that patrol officers are the thin blue line separating Michael Bloomberg from a two-by-four upside his head.
  6. I’ve said it before around here for several years:

    YOU HAVE RESEARCHED NEGRO STORM

    Whoever spams this ability will bring America to its knees.

  7. This building always gave me the creeps:

    And I’m not alone, it seems:

    The Curse of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Skyscraper That Could Sink the Kushners

    Personally, my favorite has long been 40 Wall St– now known as the Trump Building. It was tallest in the world for about three weeks or so.

  8. You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some “protesters” who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public’s sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn’t have been charged.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @nebulafox


    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some “protesters” who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public’s sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place.
     

    The first paragraph of Buzz Mohawk's comment from yesterday is relevant, I think.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/in-other-news-3/#comment-3931547

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Twinkie
    @nebulafox

    https://twitter.com/ComedianClive/status/1267440609247154177

    Black on black violence!

    , @WJ
    @nebulafox

    I am fairly confident this guy hasn't been and won't charged with a crime. The real crime was the cops and the highway patrol allowing these clowns to shut down the road.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @nebulafox

    This is how they dealt with "protesters" trying to roadblock your vehicle in 1968:

    https://youtu.be/Eh7wIGAcKxM?t=393

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @MBlanc46
    @nebulafox

    That was a very different America.

  9. @Mort Welsh
    The looters and bad actors are white supremacists

    This has been proven conclusively

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland

    The looters and bad actors are white supremacists

    This has been proven conclusively

    This is Tiny.

    This has been proven conclusively.


    Mort Welsh
    = Shrew molt.

  10. The word “kids” to describe young looters sounds weird. Here in Portland, OR, agitations are going on for the 4th night. Not much looting. But it is obvious that a sizable fraction of young people (surprising number of them women), mostly white, don’t seem to have any faith in the government. Or change by usual means like politics.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @epebble

    It's amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big. I saw over the weekend they had problems in Fargo. Little, isolated, white Fargo! What groups did all the advanced planning and coordination necessary to get thousands of rioters and agitators ready to come out swinging with almost no advanced notice?

    I do not know. Certainly a big part of the story is that as you observe, there's young people out there who are fed up, want change and are willing to take direct action to show their displeasure. Will anybody take the time to try to figure what's really going on here or will the truth be swept under the rug because nobody in charge wants to deal with Americans' discontent?

    I want to know who these rioters are and what they're thinking.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @Almost Missouri, @Thea

    , @Thea
    @epebble

    To be fair, i am old and I was furious with Bush for the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions. Anyone could see there would be hell to pay for this and nothing to gain even if we won. Anyone except the leaders from BOTH parties Washington.

    The fact that we have been run by blithering idiots For decades took a while to be exposed only due to wealth built up over the late 20th century. Our allies would enable our sins to gain access to the marketplace while America metaphorically and literally gorged herself to death.

  11. @PiltdownMan
    From the same person, around 9 p.m.

    https://twitter.com/rachelolding/status/1267619316326895616?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @HenryA

    Occupy Fifth Avenue.

  12. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:

    Breaks my heart. But that said, I want this to be a regular and constant thing in ruling elite cities.

    Better not call cops over a property crime, Karen! (Not that they’ll bother responding anyway).
    #BLM, shitlib mofos!

  13. @Thea
    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyD, @silviosilver, @Daniel H

    When will emigration start looking attractive?

    • Replies: @black sea
    @anon


    When will emigration start looking attractive?
     
    About 15 years ago.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    @anon

    As an emigrant myself, it's looking better and better.

  14. Speaking of NYC, Mayor DeBlasio’s daughter was arrested. She’ll probably write about this experience when she applies to a Ivy League grad school.

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/31/mayor-de-blasios-daughter-chiara-arrested-at-manhattan-protest/

  15. @nebulafox
    https://twitter.com/Soob/status/1267463695690498048

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some "protesters" who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public's sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn't have been charged.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Twinkie, @WJ, @Joe Stalin, @MBlanc46

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some “protesters” who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public’s sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place.

    The first paragraph of Buzz Mohawk’s comment from yesterday is relevant, I think.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/in-other-news-3/#comment-3931547

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @PiltdownMan

    Thanks

    (I've already used up my three "reactions" for the night.)

    I remember the "Silent Majority," and I would like to see it rise again, this time with a vengeance and permanently.

    Replies: @nebulafox

  16. Off topic, but the Mayor of Birmingham gave in to rioters and ordered the Confederate Obelisk in Birmingham to be taken down, in violation of a law passed by the Alabama Legislature. Last night the Birmingham rioters also set fire to a statue of Thomas Jefferson and pulled down a statute of Charles Linn, an early Birmingham industrialist.

    See here: https://www.al.com/news/2020/06/watch-live-birmingham-taking-down-confederate-monument.html

  17. @Thea
    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyD, @silviosilver, @Daniel H

    Wouldn’t it be funny if some of our immigrants left the United States and discouraged people back home from coming over.

  18. Lot says:

    Took the Daily Mail to report George Floyd’s home invasion and pistol whipping a woman as he ransacked her house, and was also a cocaine dealer.

    So far only NPR and TMZ are reporting he was on methamphetamine and fentanyl when he had a heart attack.

    https://dam.tmz.com/document/65/o/2020/06/01/657b9939bb4e46cea274d10f81c662cc.pdf

    NPR just in passing, maybe by accident after their Journolist Agenda morning email accidentally went to spam folder.

    Fentanyl is by far the leading cause of overdose death in the USA and is 30 times stronger than heroin.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Lot

    Comorbidities! They can call it another COVID-19 death. Cop goes free.

    Note to those who care: The bad cop and his mates deserve murder charges. Second autopsy doctor (admittedly hired by victim's family) concludes death by asphyxiation, caused in part by the other cops pressing down on the man's back, preventing his rib cage from expanding, thus preventing the lungs from taking in air. (It might not even have been the knee on the neck that did it, or it was both, but whatever, they all killed him. Just because he had other issues does not give cops permission to cause death, and they did.)

    See, I'm not a bad guy. Have I told you about the times I've experienced questionable, jerky cop behavior against me and friends, Whiteys all? Yep, it's like getting bitten by a breed of dog: It has a tendency to make you hate that breed for awhile at least.

    A woman once told me an old expression they had about the problems they encounter when dating different types of what are now called first responders: "Cops beat. Firemen cheat." The police role attracts some people who really shouldn't be cops and are into the hurt stuff, while firemen are buff and get lots of poon. That's girls talking, and girls talk.

  19. Anonymous[211] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag
    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods.

    Although it looks like the looters are the rich people who live on 5th Avenue.

    How do you think they got rich? is the usual rejoinder and I think it continues to be eminently applicable.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @anon

    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods.

    Why?

  20. The Sacking of Fifth Avenue

    Kids ruling the streets like it was a party

    Dozens of $200k Mercs racing each other, nearly hitting people

    Cristallnacht out here for real, dawg.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  21. anon[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag
    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods.

    Although it looks like the looters are the rich people who live on 5th Avenue.

    How do you think they got rich? is the usual rejoinder and I think it continues to be eminently applicable.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @anon

    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods

    JUST IN: Protests in Washington DC are hitting next level as rioters rush people’s houses

    BTW, I’ve heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these “protestors”. They’ll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    It looks like they are being invited in to the house.

    , @rexl
    @anon

    Well, it is finally good to hear of the FBI. I thought they only worked against Ruby Ridge and Waco.

    , @Anonymous
    @anon


    BTW, I’ve heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these “protestors”. They’ll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.
     
    Is "Leave your phone at home" not on Page One of the protestor/Antifa playbook, then?

    Mind you, the idea of those touchscreen-addled twerps going anywhere without their greasy, fingerprint-smeared smartphones is unimaginable to me (and with any luck, will be to them as well).

    (Does anyone else hold the view that Smartphones Are Tracking Devices, Full Stop?)

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  22. Yo, Sailer. Thousands of protesters cheek by jowl in the city of Portland and elsewhere, some in face diapers, some not. Yet nobody clears out these obvious vectors of COVIDcoronahoax19.

    Ya think maybe no mayor or governor in reality takes CoronaHoax seriously?

    Holla back, my boomerchemotard! You and Unz and so so so many were punked SO SO SO HARD!

    Get Out Live Life!

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    My Dear Leader, Gretch, is opening a week earlier and we haven't even come close to meeting all the benchmarks. We knew she wasn't serious about China Flu after her Memorial Day bullshit.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  23. Why would any White man put his life in danger to protect property in this area?

    They’ve done everything they can to flood the country with mass 3rd world immigration and push anti-White policies.

  24. But why aren’t the Protestors respecting Pride Month?

    We’re here,
    Boosting gear,
    Get used to it!

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @black sea

    I had heard Pride Month had been canceled because of Covid-19.

    But I can't think of a better way to celebrate Pride month than with a nasty new disease, which is spread through contact with body fluids, can you?

    , @AceDeuce
    @black sea

    The best "intersectional" Pride moment I know of came out of Cleveland last year.

    Two thirtysomething lesbians took their adopted preteen kids and a couple of the kids' preteen friends (those poor kids....) to the downtown Cleveland Pride parade. The merry band of revelers parked some distance away and hoofed it to the festivities. Along the way they passed a male negro vendor of LGBT-LMNOP-EI-EI-O souvenirs. The women stopped to buy a bunch of rainbow themed crap.

    One of the Karens pressed the negro, a 250 lb ex-con as it turned out, for a discount. The negro refused, and they argued. The lesbo, thinking this is like scene in the movie where the fierce grrl verbally eviscerates the hapless beta male a la Steve Carrell or Ron Schneider, insulted the negro, who punched her lights out, breaking her face like an eggshell. He then ran, telling cops that he was afraid of the lesbos.

    LOL.

  25. @nebulafox
    https://twitter.com/Soob/status/1267463695690498048

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some "protesters" who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public's sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn't have been charged.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Twinkie, @WJ, @Joe Stalin, @MBlanc46

    Black on black violence!

  26. Another of Rachel Olding’s tweets:

    About two hours after the looting at 14th/Houston St, a line of cops started blocking off the street

    It sounds like she’s talking about the intersection of 14th and Houston. Except that the two streets never intersect, they run roughly parallel to each other about three-quarters of a mile apart (Manhattan streets are 20 blocks to a mile, and Houston is “0” Street).

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @prosa123

    Also, it is pronounced How-ston Street, as it predates Sam Houston.

  27. Three hundred and fifty million tickets to Joker, please.

  28. This is part of an apocalyptic battle between Trump and the left. He has trolled them into a trap. He has turned their TDS against them, getting them to react in irrational, self-defeating ways. On the electoral level, riots benefit the law and order candidate, so it helps ensure he wins in November, and that the GOP takes the House. More gun control is now dead, along with many other Democratic “reforms.”

    But the legal aspect is even bigger. Antifa types are committing numerous serious federal crimes, and getting secret and not-so-secret help from the “respectable” left, such as numerous Democrats, Soros, the Tides Foundation, BLM, Keith Ellison, Bob Creamer, numerous university professors, and even Hollywood celebrities. All could be charged with funding and even participating in terrorism. That’s without considering the foreign sources some of them are likely connected to. It’s not hard to imagine China, Russia, or Iran pulling some strings.

    The very national security surveillance capabilities that were illegally used against him by Obama have been (mostly) under his control for three years. All he had to do was to secretly have the FBI and NSA and etc. do their jobs, 100% by the book, for the last three years, and the results would eviscerate the hard left in the US and gravely wound the Democratic Party.

    He’s a melodramatic guy, so why wouldn’t he?

    • Replies: @alt right moderate
    @PapayaSF

    Agree, my emotional brain is screaming "bash the looting scum" and "the dirty bastards are winning" but my rational brain says that the Republicans are more likely to benefit from this than the Democrats. The Dems had Trump on the ropes with the left-field coronavirus issue, but now he and his advisers are back on track with familiar territory. Political history in the US, France and the UK has shown that the centre-right tends to benefit more from urban riots than the centre-left.

    However, the bigger question is whether the Republicans can turn a tactical victory into a metapolitical victory. The American right won a big tactical victory in 1968 but didn't exactly do very well with the long term metapolitics.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @MBlanc46

    , @Findol
    @PapayaSF

    Sounds nice, I'll believe it when I see it.

    , @TomSchmidt
    @PapayaSF

    How did Trump do in that battle with Twitter?

    Replies: @PapayaSF

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  30. @prosa123
    Another of Rachel Olding's tweets:

    About two hours after the looting at 14th/Houston St, a line of cops started blocking off the street

    It sounds like she's talking about the intersection of 14th and Houston. Except that the two streets never intersect, they run roughly parallel to each other about three-quarters of a mile apart (Manhattan streets are 20 blocks to a mile, and Houston is "0" Street).

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Also, it is pronounced How-ston Street, as it predates Sam Houston.

  31. @anon
    @obwandiyag


    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods
     
    JUST IN: Protests in Washington DC are hitting next level as rioters rush people's houses

    https://twitter.com/_Crypto_Maniac_/status/1267665396338958338

    BTW, I've heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these "protestors". They'll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @rexl, @Anonymous

    It looks like they are being invited in to the house.

  32. @PiltdownMan
    @nebulafox


    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some “protesters” who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public’s sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place.
     

    The first paragraph of Buzz Mohawk's comment from yesterday is relevant, I think.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/in-other-news-3/#comment-3931547

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks

    (I’ve already used up my three “reactions” for the night.)

    I remember the “Silent Majority,” and I would like to see it rise again, this time with a vengeance and permanently.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Buzz Mohawk

    If Nixon rose from the grave and ran on a third party ticket, he'd probably find a way to beat Biden and Trump. I mean that sincerely: I think the disgust with both parties has really reached that point.

    Especially if Trump assigns Kushner to run things. Can you imagine what Tricky would do to him?

  33. So, the Patrick Bateman’s are looting 57th st.? I love me this shit! What a great time to be alive!

  34. 4,600 more people died in 2015 & 2016 combined than would have died if murder rates had been what they were before the BLM riots and protests. So what I’m looking forward to is all of the extra Democrats who will be dead over the next few years thanks to the increase in the murder rate that is going to occur.

    If the various interests groups could actually come to the table and work out a deal that might not happen. But the police unions only care about protecting all cops, including the worst ones, and the Leftists aren’t interested in a solution, anyway. They just want an issue to use to keep fanning the flames.

    However these riots may go a long way to helping Trump win again in Florida, North Carolina, and the Midwest, and it may even help Republicans hold the Senate and retake the House.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Wilkey


    However these riots may go a long way to helping Trump win again...
     
    That won't happen unless he acts like the man who won in 2016.

    There's something holding him back...

    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5bcf6ca4ab76950f3e64f894/master/w_768,c_limit/Kushner-Trump-Saudi-Trap.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous

  35. @anon
    @obwandiyag


    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods
     
    JUST IN: Protests in Washington DC are hitting next level as rioters rush people's houses

    https://twitter.com/_Crypto_Maniac_/status/1267665396338958338

    BTW, I've heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these "protestors". They'll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @rexl, @Anonymous

    Well, it is finally good to hear of the FBI. I thought they only worked against Ruby Ridge and Waco.

  36. @Wilkey
    4,600 more people died in 2015 & 2016 combined than would have died if murder rates had been what they were before the BLM riots and protests. So what I'm looking forward to is all of the extra Democrats who will be dead over the next few years thanks to the increase in the murder rate that is going to occur.

    If the various interests groups could actually come to the table and work out a deal that might not happen. But the police unions only care about protecting all cops, including the worst ones, and the Leftists aren't interested in a solution, anyway. They just want an issue to use to keep fanning the flames.

    However these riots may go a long way to helping Trump win again in Florida, North Carolina, and the Midwest, and it may even help Republicans hold the Senate and retake the House.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    However these riots may go a long way to helping Trump win again…

    That won’t happen unless he acts like the man who won in 2016.

    There’s something holding him back…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    This is the Trump I thought I was voting for. Where is he?

    https://i.imgur.com/nUKcb7c.jpg

    And the Deplorables? Where are they?

    https://i.imgur.com/2kuext8.jpg

    All wind and no rain, the whole bunch of them.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  37. I clicked into the Rachel Olding Twitter link above and I recommend everyone do so. She’s not just some random person, she’s a reporter at the Daily Beast. There’s more good stuff about the craziness going on in New York on her Twitter feed, plus a link to the Daily Beast’s Twitter feed where there’s even more good stuff. I did see one item that said the white nationalists were masquerading as antifas, I would want to have definite evidence for that before I believed that.

    In any case, my thanks to Steve Sailer for bringing this eyewitness account to my attention.

    The looting she described is being done in a methodical way and the looters are in expensive vehicles. Are these teenagers part of professional theft rings? Are they drug sellers out for a thrill? I can’t quite figure out the association between kids, looting and Mercedes. I also wonder where the National Guard was.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @notsaying


    The looting she described is being done in a methodical way and the looters are in expensive vehicles.
     
    They're second or third generation looters, the children and grandchildren of the original Rodney King rioters. No doubt the latter invested their loot profits wisely, so their children can have better lives.
  38. @Buzz Mohawk
    @PiltdownMan

    Thanks

    (I've already used up my three "reactions" for the night.)

    I remember the "Silent Majority," and I would like to see it rise again, this time with a vengeance and permanently.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    If Nixon rose from the grave and ran on a third party ticket, he’d probably find a way to beat Biden and Trump. I mean that sincerely: I think the disgust with both parties has really reached that point.

    Especially if Trump assigns Kushner to run things. Can you imagine what Tricky would do to him?

  39. @Lot
    Took the Daily Mail to report George Floyd’s home invasion and pistol whipping a woman as he ransacked her house, and was also a cocaine dealer.

    So far only NPR and TMZ are reporting he was on methamphetamine and fentanyl when he had a heart attack.

    https://dam.tmz.com/document/65/o/2020/06/01/657b9939bb4e46cea274d10f81c662cc.pdf

    NPR just in passing, maybe by accident after their Journolist Agenda morning email accidentally went to spam folder.

    Fentanyl is by far the leading cause of overdose death in the USA and is 30 times stronger than heroin.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Comorbidities! They can call it another COVID-19 death. Cop goes free.

    Note to those who care: The bad cop and his mates deserve murder charges. Second autopsy doctor (admittedly hired by victim’s family) concludes death by asphyxiation, caused in part by the other cops pressing down on the man’s back, preventing his rib cage from expanding, thus preventing the lungs from taking in air. (It might not even have been the knee on the neck that did it, or it was both, but whatever, they all killed him. Just because he had other issues does not give cops permission to cause death, and they did.)

    See, I’m not a bad guy. Have I told you about the times I’ve experienced questionable, jerky cop behavior against me and friends, Whiteys all? Yep, it’s like getting bitten by a breed of dog: It has a tendency to make you hate that breed for awhile at least.

    A woman once told me an old expression they had about the problems they encounter when dating different types of what are now called first responders: “Cops beat. Firemen cheat.” The police role attracts some people who really shouldn’t be cops and are into the hurt stuff, while firemen are buff and get lots of poon. That’s girls talking, and girls talk.

    • Thanks: ic1000
  40. @PapayaSF
    This is part of an apocalyptic battle between Trump and the left. He has trolled them into a trap. He has turned their TDS against them, getting them to react in irrational, self-defeating ways. On the electoral level, riots benefit the law and order candidate, so it helps ensure he wins in November, and that the GOP takes the House. More gun control is now dead, along with many other Democratic "reforms."

    But the legal aspect is even bigger. Antifa types are committing numerous serious federal crimes, and getting secret and not-so-secret help from the "respectable" left, such as numerous Democrats, Soros, the Tides Foundation, BLM, Keith Ellison, Bob Creamer, numerous university professors, and even Hollywood celebrities. All could be charged with funding and even participating in terrorism. That's without considering the foreign sources some of them are likely connected to. It's not hard to imagine China, Russia, or Iran pulling some strings.

    The very national security surveillance capabilities that were illegally used against him by Obama have been (mostly) under his control for three years. All he had to do was to secretly have the FBI and NSA and etc. do their jobs, 100% by the book, for the last three years, and the results would eviscerate the hard left in the US and gravely wound the Democratic Party.

    He's a melodramatic guy, so why wouldn't he?

    Replies: @alt right moderate, @Findol, @TomSchmidt

    Agree, my emotional brain is screaming “bash the looting scum” and “the dirty bastards are winning” but my rational brain says that the Republicans are more likely to benefit from this than the Democrats. The Dems had Trump on the ropes with the left-field coronavirus issue, but now he and his advisers are back on track with familiar territory. Political history in the US, France and the UK has shown that the centre-right tends to benefit more from urban riots than the centre-left.

    However, the bigger question is whether the Republicans can turn a tactical victory into a metapolitical victory. The American right won a big tactical victory in 1968 but didn’t exactly do very well with the long term metapolitics.

    • Agree: Twinkie
    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @alt right moderate

    I think things are where they are because Trump is a long-term thinker. I think Scott Adams, Thomas Wictor, Brian Cates, and a few others are largely correct: he's using strategic deception, Sun Tzu/36 Stratagems tactics. Trump wants not just vindication, but to be seen as a hero. He can get reelected, drain the swamp, and indict (or at least disgrace) large parts of the Democratic Party and the left. The GOP becomes the majority party, the Overton window takes a big shift, and he ensures his place in history.

    , @MBlanc46
    @alt right moderate

    Repubs are mostly globalist vermin. Like the “protesters” most Repubs are fine with a multicultural America with the productive economy exported to China. They merely take mild issue with the looting and burning.

  41. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Yo, Sailer. Thousands of protesters cheek by jowl in the city of Portland and elsewhere, some in face diapers, some not. Yet nobody clears out these obvious vectors of COVIDcoronahoax19.

    Ya think maybe no mayor or governor in reality takes CoronaHoax seriously?

    Holla back, my boomerchemotard! You and Unz and so so so many were punked SO SO SO HARD!

    Get Out Live Life!

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    My Dear Leader, Gretch, is opening a week earlier and we haven’t even come close to meeting all the benchmarks. We knew she wasn’t serious about China Flu after her Memorial Day bullshit.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Ron Mexico

    Don't worry, King Cuomo will find an excuse to move his wheeled goalposts again.

  42. @Thea
    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyD, @silviosilver, @Daniel H

    Hope springs eternal, I see.

  43. @Thea
    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    Replies: @anon, @JohnnyD, @silviosilver, @Daniel H

    I predict a bit less immigration this year.

    No. Schumer. Schumer.

  44. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    What was the ethnicity of the Merc drivers though? Sounds like some variety of gold chain man to me. Fujianese? Sub Con? Persian? Arab? Balkan/Eastern European?

  45. @epebble
    The word "kids" to describe young looters sounds weird. Here in Portland, OR, agitations are going on for the 4th night. Not much looting. But it is obvious that a sizable fraction of young people (surprising number of them women), mostly white, don't seem to have any faith in the government. Or change by usual means like politics.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Thea

    It’s amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big. I saw over the weekend they had problems in Fargo. Little, isolated, white Fargo! What groups did all the advanced planning and coordination necessary to get thousands of rioters and agitators ready to come out swinging with almost no advanced notice?

    I do not know. Certainly a big part of the story is that as you observe, there’s young people out there who are fed up, want change and are willing to take direct action to show their displeasure. Will anybody take the time to try to figure what’s really going on here or will the truth be swept under the rug because nobody in charge wants to deal with Americans’ discontent?

    I want to know who these rioters are and what they’re thinking.

    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @notsaying


    It’s amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big.
     
    It's almost as if a "Go" signal went out to every leftist radical group at the same time. The NSA has surely been busy.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Almost Missouri
    @notsaying

    I think there is an clear answer to this. After the Freddie Gray Baltimore riots, images of some organizing documents were posted to the internet. After not at all debunking them, Snopes immediately declared them "debunked", which is where they have stayed in the MSM hivemind. But I see no factual contradiction between what they describe and what actually happened, ... nor between what they describe and what is happening now. It seems to me we are currently witnessing the national rollout of what test marketed in selected cities in 2015-2016.

    https://imgur.com/a/cl1Cu

    There is a lot that could be said, but this guy does a reasonably good job:

    https://news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com/friends-of-democracy-funded-planned-baltimore-riots/

    Replies: @notsaying

    , @Thea
    @notsaying

    Having a very large pool of unemployed young people eager to get out of the house certainly made the job easy

  46. @alt right moderate
    @PapayaSF

    Agree, my emotional brain is screaming "bash the looting scum" and "the dirty bastards are winning" but my rational brain says that the Republicans are more likely to benefit from this than the Democrats. The Dems had Trump on the ropes with the left-field coronavirus issue, but now he and his advisers are back on track with familiar territory. Political history in the US, France and the UK has shown that the centre-right tends to benefit more from urban riots than the centre-left.

    However, the bigger question is whether the Republicans can turn a tactical victory into a metapolitical victory. The American right won a big tactical victory in 1968 but didn't exactly do very well with the long term metapolitics.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @MBlanc46

    I think things are where they are because Trump is a long-term thinker. I think Scott Adams, Thomas Wictor, Brian Cates, and a few others are largely correct: he’s using strategic deception, Sun Tzu/36 Stratagems tactics. Trump wants not just vindication, but to be seen as a hero. He can get reelected, drain the swamp, and indict (or at least disgrace) large parts of the Democratic Party and the left. The GOP becomes the majority party, the Overton window takes a big shift, and he ensures his place in history.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  47. @anon
    @Thea

    When will emigration start looking attractive?

    Replies: @black sea, @Diversity Heretic

    When will emigration start looking attractive?

    About 15 years ago.

  48. @notsaying
    @epebble

    It's amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big. I saw over the weekend they had problems in Fargo. Little, isolated, white Fargo! What groups did all the advanced planning and coordination necessary to get thousands of rioters and agitators ready to come out swinging with almost no advanced notice?

    I do not know. Certainly a big part of the story is that as you observe, there's young people out there who are fed up, want change and are willing to take direct action to show their displeasure. Will anybody take the time to try to figure what's really going on here or will the truth be swept under the rug because nobody in charge wants to deal with Americans' discontent?

    I want to know who these rioters are and what they're thinking.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @Almost Missouri, @Thea

    It’s amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big.

    It’s almost as if a “Go” signal went out to every leftist radical group at the same time. The NSA has surely been busy.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @PapayaSF

    The NSA is probably on their side.

    Replies: @PapayaSF

  49. Anonymous[131] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    @Wilkey


    However these riots may go a long way to helping Trump win again...
     
    That won't happen unless he acts like the man who won in 2016.

    There's something holding him back...

    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5bcf6ca4ab76950f3e64f894/master/w_768,c_limit/Kushner-Trump-Saudi-Trap.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous

    This is the Trump I thought I was voting for. Where is he?

    And the Deplorables? Where are they?

    All wind and no rain, the whole bunch of them.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Anonymous


    This is the Trump I thought I was voting for. Where is he?
     
    Curled up in a fetal position under his desk, saying over and over, "Oh yeah! We'll see you in the next higher court!"
  50. JimB says:
    @jcd1974
    I'm surprised that the NYPD permitted this to happen, usually they're very good at controlling mobs. Perhaps they had orders to stand down.

    LAPD doing a good job tonight (so far).


    Watching KTLA, saw two car chases tonight!

    Replies: @JimB

    I’m surprised that the NYPD permitted this to happen, usually they’re very good at controlling mobs. Perhaps they had orders to stand down.

    Or, this is the cops way of reminding the unsupportive woke oligarchy of NYC that patrol officers are the thin blue line separating Michael Bloomberg from a two-by-four upside his head.

    • Agree: sayless
  51. @notsaying
    I clicked into the Rachel Olding Twitter link above and I recommend everyone do so. She's not just some random person, she's a reporter at the Daily Beast. There's more good stuff about the craziness going on in New York on her Twitter feed, plus a link to the Daily Beast's Twitter feed where there's even more good stuff. I did see one item that said the white nationalists were masquerading as antifas, I would want to have definite evidence for that before I believed that.

    In any case, my thanks to Steve Sailer for bringing this eyewitness account to my attention.

    The looting she described is being done in a methodical way and the looters are in expensive vehicles. Are these teenagers part of professional theft rings? Are they drug sellers out for a thrill? I can't quite figure out the association between kids, looting and Mercedes. I also wonder where the National Guard was.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    The looting she described is being done in a methodical way and the looters are in expensive vehicles.

    They’re second or third generation looters, the children and grandchildren of the original Rodney King rioters. No doubt the latter invested their loot profits wisely, so their children can have better lives.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  52. @PapayaSF
    This is part of an apocalyptic battle between Trump and the left. He has trolled them into a trap. He has turned their TDS against them, getting them to react in irrational, self-defeating ways. On the electoral level, riots benefit the law and order candidate, so it helps ensure he wins in November, and that the GOP takes the House. More gun control is now dead, along with many other Democratic "reforms."

    But the legal aspect is even bigger. Antifa types are committing numerous serious federal crimes, and getting secret and not-so-secret help from the "respectable" left, such as numerous Democrats, Soros, the Tides Foundation, BLM, Keith Ellison, Bob Creamer, numerous university professors, and even Hollywood celebrities. All could be charged with funding and even participating in terrorism. That's without considering the foreign sources some of them are likely connected to. It's not hard to imagine China, Russia, or Iran pulling some strings.

    The very national security surveillance capabilities that were illegally used against him by Obama have been (mostly) under his control for three years. All he had to do was to secretly have the FBI and NSA and etc. do their jobs, 100% by the book, for the last three years, and the results would eviscerate the hard left in the US and gravely wound the Democratic Party.

    He's a melodramatic guy, so why wouldn't he?

    Replies: @alt right moderate, @Findol, @TomSchmidt

    Sounds nice, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  53. This is from @joemarino two hours ago retweeted on Rachel Olding’s feed:

    “There are people out in Soho at this moment. Cars (most with out of state plates) on Grand street, Broome, Prince. A small street fight broke out over looted goods on Prince. No one here seems to care there is a curfew. People are casually walking or biking with merch.”

    Out of state plates. Very interesting. I heard looting on Madison Avenue mentioned on TV too. I wonder if that was in midtown or the fancy stores further up on the Upper East Side.

    What a night. They need outside troops to come in. It is just too much for the NYPD. The curfew for tomorrow is supposed to be three hours earlier at 8:00 but what does it matter if it isn’t enforced? They aren’t showing anymore live on the street reports on CNN. I am frustrated to be missing what’s happening, I bet there’s a lot still going on.

  54. @anon
    @Thea

    When will emigration start looking attractive?

    Replies: @black sea, @Diversity Heretic

    As an emigrant myself, it’s looking better and better.

  55. But isn’t looting the most expensive, most gay shops on the ground floors of the most LGBTQ-affirming corporations in America on the first day of #PrideMonth a little … I hate to say it … homophobic?

    Not at all … look at it as just putting the Fire into Flaming.

    Kind of ironic that Saks Fifth Avenue closed its flagship store a while back.

  56. @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    This is the Trump I thought I was voting for. Where is he?

    https://i.imgur.com/nUKcb7c.jpg

    And the Deplorables? Where are they?

    https://i.imgur.com/2kuext8.jpg

    All wind and no rain, the whole bunch of them.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    This is the Trump I thought I was voting for. Where is he?

    Curled up in a fetal position under his desk, saying over and over, “Oh yeah! We’ll see you in the next higher court!”

  57. Even though this is serious business, I want to recognize the pun in the post title here as one of your best, Steve.

    EDIT: I wasn’t sure anyone got it until “The Alarmist” just now.

  58. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    @obwandiyag


    Looting 5th Avenue is so very much better than looting the neighborhoods
     
    JUST IN: Protests in Washington DC are hitting next level as rioters rush people's houses

    https://twitter.com/_Crypto_Maniac_/status/1267665396338958338

    BTW, I've heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these "protestors". They'll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @rexl, @Anonymous

    BTW, I’ve heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these “protestors”. They’ll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.

    Is “Leave your phone at home” not on Page One of the protestor/Antifa playbook, then?

    Mind you, the idea of those touchscreen-addled twerps going anywhere without their greasy, fingerprint-smeared smartphones is unimaginable to me (and with any luck, will be to them as well).

    (Does anyone else hold the view that Smartphones Are Tracking Devices, Full Stop?)

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Anonymous


    (Does anyone else hold the view that Smartphones Are Tracking Devices, Full Stop?)
     
    Absolutely.
  59. To quote from “The Social Network”, drop the “the”. “Sacking Fifth Avenue” is a much snappier title than “The Sacking of Fifth Avenue.”

  60. @Ron Mexico
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    My Dear Leader, Gretch, is opening a week earlier and we haven't even come close to meeting all the benchmarks. We knew she wasn't serious about China Flu after her Memorial Day bullshit.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Don’t worry, King Cuomo will find an excuse to move his wheeled goalposts again.

  61. @PiltdownMan
    From the same person, around 9 p.m.

    https://twitter.com/rachelolding/status/1267619316326895616?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @HenryA

    I hope those kids get up early enough on Tuesday to make their Zoom meetings for school.

  62. … continuing to wonder if this is Woke Capital’s Waterloo ….

  63. @PapayaSF
    @notsaying


    It’s amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big.
     
    It's almost as if a "Go" signal went out to every leftist radical group at the same time. The NSA has surely been busy.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    The NSA is probably on their side.

    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @Almost Missouri

    No, the NSA was illegally used by Obama, but then-head Admiral Rogers tipped off Trump very early. I'm sure Trump has control of it now.

  64. the commentary magazine podcast has a good first person ( Christine Rosen ) description of looters in DC on her residential street.
    https://ricochet.com/podcast/commentary-podcast/grief-transforms-into-nihilism/

    this is possibly a liberals being mugged conversion taking place.

  65. @PapayaSF
    This is part of an apocalyptic battle between Trump and the left. He has trolled them into a trap. He has turned their TDS against them, getting them to react in irrational, self-defeating ways. On the electoral level, riots benefit the law and order candidate, so it helps ensure he wins in November, and that the GOP takes the House. More gun control is now dead, along with many other Democratic "reforms."

    But the legal aspect is even bigger. Antifa types are committing numerous serious federal crimes, and getting secret and not-so-secret help from the "respectable" left, such as numerous Democrats, Soros, the Tides Foundation, BLM, Keith Ellison, Bob Creamer, numerous university professors, and even Hollywood celebrities. All could be charged with funding and even participating in terrorism. That's without considering the foreign sources some of them are likely connected to. It's not hard to imagine China, Russia, or Iran pulling some strings.

    The very national security surveillance capabilities that were illegally used against him by Obama have been (mostly) under his control for three years. All he had to do was to secretly have the FBI and NSA and etc. do their jobs, 100% by the book, for the last three years, and the results would eviscerate the hard left in the US and gravely wound the Democratic Party.

    He's a melodramatic guy, so why wouldn't he?

    Replies: @alt right moderate, @Findol, @TomSchmidt

    How did Trump do in that battle with Twitter?

    • Replies: @PapayaSF
    @TomSchmidt

    Twitter is in a very awkward position. Let's see how it shakes out.

  66. @Anonymous
    @anon


    BTW, I’ve heard the FBI is using surveillance planes to record the cell data of every single one of these “protestors”. They’ll be tracked down when they leave the area and arrested, the instigators at least.
     
    Is "Leave your phone at home" not on Page One of the protestor/Antifa playbook, then?

    Mind you, the idea of those touchscreen-addled twerps going anywhere without their greasy, fingerprint-smeared smartphones is unimaginable to me (and with any luck, will be to them as well).

    (Does anyone else hold the view that Smartphones Are Tracking Devices, Full Stop?)

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    (Does anyone else hold the view that Smartphones Are Tracking Devices, Full Stop?)

    Absolutely.

  67. @nebulafox
    https://twitter.com/Soob/status/1267463695690498048

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some "protesters" who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public's sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn't have been charged.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Twinkie, @WJ, @Joe Stalin, @MBlanc46

    I am fairly confident this guy hasn’t been and won’t charged with a crime. The real crime was the cops and the highway patrol allowing these clowns to shut down the road.

  68. Look at the bright side! The Wu-Flu nonsense lockdown is no longer enforceable and the covid-19 hoax is slowly disappearing from the Narrative.

  69. @notsaying
    @epebble

    It's amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big. I saw over the weekend they had problems in Fargo. Little, isolated, white Fargo! What groups did all the advanced planning and coordination necessary to get thousands of rioters and agitators ready to come out swinging with almost no advanced notice?

    I do not know. Certainly a big part of the story is that as you observe, there's young people out there who are fed up, want change and are willing to take direct action to show their displeasure. Will anybody take the time to try to figure what's really going on here or will the truth be swept under the rug because nobody in charge wants to deal with Americans' discontent?

    I want to know who these rioters are and what they're thinking.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @Almost Missouri, @Thea

    I think there is an clear answer to this. After the Freddie Gray Baltimore riots, images of some organizing documents were posted to the internet. After not at all debunking them, Snopes immediately declared them “debunked”, which is where they have stayed in the MSM hivemind. But I see no factual contradiction between what they describe and what actually happened, … nor between what they describe and what is happening now. It seems to me we are currently witnessing the national rollout of what test marketed in selected cities in 2015-2016.

    View post on imgur.com

    There is a lot that could be said, but this guy does a reasonably good job:

    https://news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com/friends-of-democracy-funded-planned-baltimore-riots/

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Almost Missouri

    Thanks for posting this.

    I read the write-up at the link and the five pages you provided. It was interesting but the Friends of Democracy pages seem very bureaucratic to me.

    Everything is spelled out in great detail like an office policy manual -- or like someone would do if they were setting up a false "confessional" document. A commenter at the link stated this document has been found at multiple protest sites. I am just not convinced it is real. The Soros connection is just so convenient, that also makes me doubt it.

    Whatever the truth is, clearly there's more unrest and under the radar activity going on than I realized.

  70. @nebulafox
    https://twitter.com/Soob/status/1267463695690498048

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some "protesters" who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public's sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn't have been charged.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Twinkie, @WJ, @Joe Stalin, @MBlanc46

    This is how they dealt with “protesters” trying to roadblock your vehicle in 1968:

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Joe Stalin

    I saw that movie. Thanks, Joe.

  71. @Almost Missouri
    @notsaying

    I think there is an clear answer to this. After the Freddie Gray Baltimore riots, images of some organizing documents were posted to the internet. After not at all debunking them, Snopes immediately declared them "debunked", which is where they have stayed in the MSM hivemind. But I see no factual contradiction between what they describe and what actually happened, ... nor between what they describe and what is happening now. It seems to me we are currently witnessing the national rollout of what test marketed in selected cities in 2015-2016.

    https://imgur.com/a/cl1Cu

    There is a lot that could be said, but this guy does a reasonably good job:

    https://news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com/friends-of-democracy-funded-planned-baltimore-riots/

    Replies: @notsaying

    Thanks for posting this.

    I read the write-up at the link and the five pages you provided. It was interesting but the Friends of Democracy pages seem very bureaucratic to me.

    Everything is spelled out in great detail like an office policy manual — or like someone would do if they were setting up a false “confessional” document. A commenter at the link stated this document has been found at multiple protest sites. I am just not convinced it is real. The Soros connection is just so convenient, that also makes me doubt it.

    Whatever the truth is, clearly there’s more unrest and under the radar activity going on than I realized.

  72. I think that these stores should build a portcullis. They could bait the trap with some cool tennis shoes and then shut the doors and pour hot oil on them.

  73. @Mort Welsh
    The looters and bad actors are white supremacists

    This has been proven conclusively

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Prof. Woland

    We can see that in all the videos that have been posted.

  74. @Joe Stalin
    @nebulafox

    This is how they dealt with "protesters" trying to roadblock your vehicle in 1968:

    https://youtu.be/Eh7wIGAcKxM?t=393

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I saw that movie. Thanks, Joe.

  75. @notsaying
    @epebble

    It's amazing to me how quickly this crisis went wide and big. I saw over the weekend they had problems in Fargo. Little, isolated, white Fargo! What groups did all the advanced planning and coordination necessary to get thousands of rioters and agitators ready to come out swinging with almost no advanced notice?

    I do not know. Certainly a big part of the story is that as you observe, there's young people out there who are fed up, want change and are willing to take direct action to show their displeasure. Will anybody take the time to try to figure what's really going on here or will the truth be swept under the rug because nobody in charge wants to deal with Americans' discontent?

    I want to know who these rioters are and what they're thinking.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @Almost Missouri, @Thea

    Having a very large pool of unemployed young people eager to get out of the house certainly made the job easy

    • Agree: notsaying
  76. Thea says:
    @epebble
    The word "kids" to describe young looters sounds weird. Here in Portland, OR, agitations are going on for the 4th night. Not much looting. But it is obvious that a sizable fraction of young people (surprising number of them women), mostly white, don't seem to have any faith in the government. Or change by usual means like politics.

    Replies: @notsaying, @Thea

    To be fair, i am old and I was furious with Bush for the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions. Anyone could see there would be hell to pay for this and nothing to gain even if we won. Anyone except the leaders from BOTH parties Washington.

    The fact that we have been run by blithering idiots For decades took a while to be exposed only due to wealth built up over the late 20th century. Our allies would enable our sins to gain access to the marketplace while America metaphorically and literally gorged herself to death.

  77. @black sea

    But why aren’t the Protestors respecting Pride Month?
     
    We're here,
    Boosting gear,
    Get used to it!

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @AceDeuce

    I had heard Pride Month had been canceled because of Covid-19.

    But I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Pride month than with a nasty new disease, which is spread through contact with body fluids, can you?

  78. Related to the coalition of the fringes coming apart. The only thing black and Asian women have in common is the propensity to talk about their hair.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/officer-who-stood-george-floyd-died-asian-american-we-need-n1221311

  79. @TomSchmidt
    @PapayaSF

    How did Trump do in that battle with Twitter?

    Replies: @PapayaSF

    Twitter is in a very awkward position. Let’s see how it shakes out.

  80. @Almost Missouri
    @PapayaSF

    The NSA is probably on their side.

    Replies: @PapayaSF

    No, the NSA was illegally used by Obama, but then-head Admiral Rogers tipped off Trump very early. I’m sure Trump has control of it now.

  81. @nebulafox
    https://twitter.com/Soob/status/1267463695690498048

    You have to wonder how many cops-and how much of the public-would really care if some "protesters" who are assaulting traffic end up roadkill by this point. They are really pushing their luck and overestimating the public's sympathy with them.

    Remember the public reaction to Kent State? Majority of Americans approved of what the National Guard did. America might be a very different place 50 years later, but it is not *that* different of a place. This in a context where only 4% of people think that Chauvin shouldn't have been charged.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Twinkie, @WJ, @Joe Stalin, @MBlanc46

    That was a very different America.

  82. @alt right moderate
    @PapayaSF

    Agree, my emotional brain is screaming "bash the looting scum" and "the dirty bastards are winning" but my rational brain says that the Republicans are more likely to benefit from this than the Democrats. The Dems had Trump on the ropes with the left-field coronavirus issue, but now he and his advisers are back on track with familiar territory. Political history in the US, France and the UK has shown that the centre-right tends to benefit more from urban riots than the centre-left.

    However, the bigger question is whether the Republicans can turn a tactical victory into a metapolitical victory. The American right won a big tactical victory in 1968 but didn't exactly do very well with the long term metapolitics.

    Replies: @PapayaSF, @MBlanc46

    Repubs are mostly globalist vermin. Like the “protesters” most Repubs are fine with a multicultural America with the productive economy exported to China. They merely take mild issue with the looting and burning.

  83. @black sea

    But why aren’t the Protestors respecting Pride Month?
     
    We're here,
    Boosting gear,
    Get used to it!

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @AceDeuce

    The best “intersectional” Pride moment I know of came out of Cleveland last year.

    Two thirtysomething lesbians took their adopted preteen kids and a couple of the kids’ preteen friends (those poor kids….) to the downtown Cleveland Pride parade. The merry band of revelers parked some distance away and hoofed it to the festivities. Along the way they passed a male negro vendor of LGBT-LMNOP-EI-EI-O souvenirs. The women stopped to buy a bunch of rainbow themed crap.

    One of the Karens pressed the negro, a 250 lb ex-con as it turned out, for a discount. The negro refused, and they argued. The lesbo, thinking this is like scene in the movie where the fierce grrl verbally eviscerates the hapless beta male a la Steve Carrell or Ron Schneider, insulted the negro, who punched her lights out, breaking her face like an eggshell. He then ran, telling cops that he was afraid of the lesbos.

    LOL.

  84. The “protestors” had no doubt heard that Saks had declared bankruptcy, so they were just helping to clear out the remaining merchandise, because nothing says justice for Floyd like a $1500 little back dress (size 2).

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