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Kentucky Authorities Offered Leniency to Breonna Taylor's Ex if He Would Implicate Her in Drug Crimes

Plus: Biden asks America: "Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?"

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They're trying to "paint a picture of her which was vastly different than the woman she truly was," says lawyer. Kentucky authorities' defense for fatally shooting Breonna Taylor in a late-night raid for nonexistent drugs and drug money has always turned on the idea that Taylor—a 26-year-old emergency room technician who lived with her sister—was part of her ex-boyfriend's alleged drug scheme. Now, new documents show how far they were willing to go to manufacture evidence for this narrative.

"On Tuesday, we were told Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover was offered a plea deal, which would have required him to say that Taylor was part of his drug operation," Vice news correspondent Roberto Aram Ferdman noted yesterday, adding that "the family's attorney shared a picture of a plea deal that appears to show it is true."

To accept the deal, Glover would have had to sign a statement saying that Taylor was among several others who helped him in an "organized crime syndicate" as he "trafficked large amounts of Crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and opiates" in the Louisville area and sold it "from abandoned or vacant homes."

If he agreed, the Jefferson County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney was willing to shrink his possible 10-year prison sentence to only probation.

Even if Taylor had been part of this supposed "crime syndicate," it wouldn't justify what police did here, of course. They were still trigger-happy goons who did a middle-of-the-night raid, without announcing themselves clearly, as part of an unwinnable but endlessly violent, discriminatory, and abusive war on drugs that makes everyone less safe and routinely leads to avoidable tragedies like these.

But their actions are all the more appalling when you consider the weakness of their evidence that anything illegal was at Taylor's house. In fact, they raided the home and killed Taylor as she had been disentangling herself from Glover, trying to move on from their relationship and whatever tangential involvement in his activities it may have brought.

But police and county authorities wouldn't let her. They were insistent on casting the net as wide as possible and taking Taylor down with Glover—at any cost, apparently. And now that Taylor can't defend herself, they're trying to manipulate the legal system to get Glover to go along with it.

The attempt shows "the lengths to which those within the police department and Commonwealth's Attorney went to after Breonna Taylor's killing to try and paint a picture of her which was vastly different than the woman she truly was," Taylor's lawyer, Sam Aguiar, said.

Glover didn't ultimately take the deal, offered to him in July, and rejects the idea that he is somehow responsible for Taylor's death. "The police are trying to make it out to be my fault and turning the whole community out here making it look like I brought this to Breonna's door," he told The Courier Journal. "There was nothing never there or anything ever there, and at the end of the day, they went about it the wrong way and lied on that search warrant and shot that girl out there," he said.


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Meanwhile, Biden asks America: "Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?"


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  1. More good news about the ability of masks to defeat facial recognition technologies.

    Giving up your liberties to own the state.

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    3. Why is this supposed to be good news at Reason?

      1. It does count as a silver lining. Masks in public had been made illegal in many jurisdictions.

    4. Good news?

      Idiot news.

      Masks defeat facial recognition–in other shocking revelations, water appears to be wet.

  2. To accept the deal, Glover would have had to sign a statement saying that Taylor was among several others who helped him in an “organized crime syndicate” as he “trafficked large amounts of Crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and opiates” in the Louisville area and sold it “from abandoned or vacant homes.”

    Prosecutors gonna prosecute be dirtbags.

    1. Sounds like she’s getting Kamala’d.

      1. I guess we can look forward to the Louisville DA being someone’s VP pick in a few years.

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    2. That was Vox’s take on it. Here’s the Courier-Journal’s article: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/breonna-taylor/2020/08/25/report-details-why-louisville-police-decided-to-forcibly-search-breonna-taylor-home/5593502002/

      It doesn’t mean Taylor deserved to get shot. But it looks a whole lot like she was involved in the drug operation, and it looks like the cops did have PC to get a warrant to search her premises. Plus, her boyfriend admitted hearing them knock.

      It doesn’t mean they should have served it in the middle of the night, it doesn’t mean the cops didn’t do a garbage job of announcing their presence, and it doesn’t mean she deserved to get shot

      Look, I was disappointed too when it turned out that in one of Balko’s cases, the guy actually did have a few pot plants growing in the back of his place. Taylor being tangentially involved in selling drugs doesn’t mean she needed to have gotten shot.

      1. If they can use a possible falsehood (still not convinced one way or the other but it’s too irrelevant to me to care) to end no-knock raids and (he says laughing wryly) chip away at the drug war, then more power to them.

        1. I agree with ending dynamic entry raids for all warrant services not involving apprehension of a violent fugitive, or something like a bomb maker, etc…

          IOW, it shouldn’t be the norm. Also, end the War on Some Drugs.

      2. Ronald Reagan sold crack cocaine to the black kids in LA to fund his illegal war against the Contras, when congress banned funding for that war. The CIA and British intelligence services are involved in the global drug trade, have been for centuries, one of the way they fund illegal secret wars and bribe politicians. In Vietnam it was the Golden Triangle, a huge drug operation under the protection of the US. In Afghanistan the Taliban eradicated all Opium production. When the US and the UK got in there, the opium trade was resurrected with the protection of the US and UK, making Afghanistan the number one supplier of Heroin. Strange that they can catch and drone one supposed terrorists but can’t seem to find anyone involved in a huge global heroin operation. In the US an average of 60,000 American a year OD on opioids. The war on drugs is nothing but a hoax. It is only there to make sure the price of illegal drugs are kept high. If they were legalized, legal drugs would be cheaper than lettuce.
        If they (the government goons) don’t like you, they can mange to convict and innocent man of murder if they so desired.

      3. The full story behind the people shot by the police is rarely one of a sainted individual. In fact, virtually never.
        That’s why created “civilian review boards” find police misconduct almost exactly as often as did the internal probes, which the police are far more afraid of.

      4. Also, since we are beating on Vox, Matt Y showing that he is still a two faced innumerate shill and shit. Chicago murders up 151% over last year, with over 500+ to date. That is approaching 150+ more people, largely minorities killed. Matt Y thinks Miami’s increase of 6 people murdered, an additional 13%, proves Republican cities have the problem too…

  3. If Joe Biden thinks rioters should be arrested and prosecuted, why isn’t he criticizing the DA’s in Minneapolis, Portland, and St. Louis who are refusing to prosecute rioters? Why did he allow his staff to donate to and promote an organization that bailed rioters in Minneapolis out of jail?

    If we had an actual functioning media, Biden would have had to have answered those and other questions yesterday. Since we don’t and only have a hack media that operates as operatives for the Democratic Party, he was able to “condemn the riots” in the most general and meaningless way without having to answer any follow up questions or have to give any explanation of his position.

    1. He can’t answer questions.

      1. There is that. I am hesitant to say that Biden is full on senile. It looks that way to me but maybe I am biased and am too eager to conclude that. I would be curious to hear what someone who is less biased has to say. To me at least, he looked totally out of it yesterday.

        1. Part of me is still suspicious this is a rope-a-dope, and Biden comes out for the first debate channelling ‘Butthead as defense attorney’ during the episode where the two of them were in court

          In practice, I think he’s likely similar to many people we’ve seen with light to moderate dementia. He has good days, and he has bad days. A suitable metaphor for the country, should he be elected.

    2. John, Reason has got a laughably bad crush on Biden.

      1. More a crush on that dreamy (D) beside his name, than the old man himself.

        1. And the lingering smell of Obama?

          1. I’ve tried all the different flavors of Febreeze and it’s still here.

            1. That’s cuz you’re not supposed to eat it. Just sayin.

      2. Notice unreason refuses to (1) call the democrat party the party of slavery (2) get all upset that the democrat party, supposedly this party of diversity, has an old white segregationist as their presidential candidate.

    3. Why isn’t he criticizing his VP choice for raising money to bail out rioters and looters?

      1. By implication it would seem so. I would be curious to hear someone ask him if that is what he meant.

        1. Boy I sure hope Trump asks him about Kamala’s rioter bail fund in the debates

          1. Speaking of the debates, when are they expected to name the moderators for the debates? Everybody keeps talking about how Trump is going to eat Biden alive in the debates, but it sort of depends on what sort of questions they’re asked, doesn’t it? I mean, if Chris Cuomo, Rachel Maddow and George Stephanopoulos are named as the moderators, do we really expect that they won’t be asking Trump when he stopped beating his wife?

            1. It does to some degree. But Trump isn’t going to stand there and let Candy Crowley shove her fat ass in the breach to save Biden the way Romeny did with Obama. Trump is going to go after Biden and I am not sure how any moderator could prevent that.

            2. We’ll finally find out what Joe’ favorite color is.

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        2. Or his own staff who did so.

          Also love watching Dems decide that due process is STILL not needed. I wonder what part of the Constitution they actually support.

          1. I wonder what part of the Constitution they actually support.

            The secret part on the back in invisible ink that says “Ha ha, we were just kidding! We get to do whatever you want, suck it proles!”

            1. *whatever you we want*

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      2. You really think he even knows about that? I guarantee he has no fucking clue what is staff is doing. The guy is the epitome of a figurehead leader.

        That he can condemn anarcho-communist violence in the cities with a straight face while his VP candidate is coordinating funding to bail these same people out of jail shows that he has no real authority or knowledge of what’s going on in his own campaign. He’s a Potemkin candidate.

    4. Maybe reason ought to hire a thousand of us (at $1 each) as journalists so we can get access (yeah, right) to campaign events and ask the questions the alleged “real journalists” are reluctant to ask?

      1. Nice idea, but why would you think that Reason would count as a media outlet for the purpose of getting a press credential? I mean, Mohair Monthly gets a credential before this rag.

  4. Patients 65 or older account for about 16 percent of confirmed cases but four-fifths of COVID-19 deaths,”
    Why do writers mix percentages with fractions?

    1. They’re stupid and bad at basic math.

      1. Barbie says, “Math is hard.”

        Journalist Barbie says, “I don’t really understand numbers, but bigger is always better (for clicks).”

    2. Only half of writers mix percentages and fractions, 60% don’t know what percentages and fractions are. The remainder don’t care.

    3. It weeds out the tards.

    4. Was wondering the same- if the number was half, or three quarters, or something standard like that I could see it but… four-fifths? Makes me assume that it is how that was expressed wherever Sullum found it, and he didn’t want to convert it. Wonder what the chances are that Sullum (or ENB) could actually express four-fifths as a percentage without a calculator? Or even with a calculator?

      1. 4 fifths is what ENB drinks before she goes out street walking.

      2. I think it confuses the numbers. If you say those 65 or older are only 16% of the total cases but 80% of the deaths that tells a story the media has a tougher time spinning.

        1. Outlaw has the correct answer.

    5. Is it more or less annoying than mixing English and Metric units in the same sentence?

      1. Less. I work in aerospace and there are many examples of English/metric mixes. Areal weight – Grams/ft^2. Drives me fucking crazy.

  5. Vox‘s Matthew Yglesias makes the case for building more housing and letting more people in.

    I thought Trump’s COVID ineptitude killed all the people.

    1. I thought we were all already dead because Trump ended net neutrality.

      1. No he had WW3 with Iran and we got nuked to death silly.

        1. Before or after we all died from COVID?

        2. No, no, no, the trade war with China escalated and we got “Red Dawned” to death.

          And not the good one from the ’80s, the shitty remake from a few years back. The North Koreans invaded us as a favor to China so they could keep their hands clean, or something like that.

        3. And the NorKs? They’re warriors too…or something.

      2. Tax cuts kilt me off

    2. Lol, she’s been huffing Vox again.

      1. Just be glad that Ezra let Yglesias start speaking again.

    3. Does ygleisa have evidence that ENB killed multiple people? That’s the only reason anyone would link to an article by a jack ass who lists his greatest journalistic achievement and lying tk people about tax cuts and getting them to believe it

  6. I think Reason is a prime example of why in the modern age of video conferencing and reporters never visiting the locations they report on, that newspapers really need to start hiring people that don’t live in either New York or California. Reporters aren’t going to be exposed to a diversity of opinion in their office if everyone in the office lives in the same couple blocks and only speaks to the same people every day. Pull someone in from a different location and the quality of your reporting goes up as reporters are exposed to facts and views they’ve never seen before.

    1. The entire reason staff are hipster journalists who share a common and homogeneous culture and world view. It is not even that they all live in the same place. Bailey at least lives in Charlottesville, Virginia I think. It is that they all have the same background, the same shared views and experiences, and exactly the same social circle. You could move them all over the country and that would still be a problem. They need to stop hiring 20 something liberal arts majors who are angling for a job at the Atlantic and instead hire people who actually know something and bring a different perspective to the table.

      If nothing else, they should ban all of their staff from Twitter. Make them give up their accounts as a condition of employment. Getting them off Twitter would force them to get at least some of their information from somewhere other than the DC media fart bubble.

      1. The problem with all journolists is they may not go to the same schools but all those schools are teaching whatever Columbia U is cranking out.

      2. As Twitter has pointed out, Left-wing journalists follow and deal with conservatives even LESS now than they did in 2016. Their bubble is far more dense of a bubble.

        But, yes, if I owned a media company, Twitter would be verboten for all employees.

      3. The main place Reason falls down is when they try reporting on the latest trending topic on Twatter. When Greenhut is writing on things out here in CA, it is great. Same with the rent control stuff, and many pieces on militarization of the police.

        However, the readers reward them for running clickbait. Whoever writes their headlines knows and manipulates this, and then the commentariate re-enforces it. Go back and look at how many comments go to an article about asset forfeiture vs how many comments go to an article about Trump’s latest tweet-tantrum, and it is no contest: if reason wants viewers, we have trained them to do the stupid hot takes.

        1. Go back and look at how many comments go to an article about asset forfeiture vs how many comments go to an article about Trump’s latest tweet-tantrum, and it is no contest: if reason wants viewers, we have trained them to do the stupid hot takes.

          Pretty much this. They churn out click-bait that’s what gets rewarded. You get more of the behavior you reward.

          1. That’s why a normal newspaper is shit, but Reason is supposed to be a paper dedicated to spreading Libertarian ideals. When they churn out articles that convince people to leave libertarianism behind they’ve failed in their mission.

            1. Right, and “libertarianism” to you means sucking cop dick 24/7, 365 days a year. Got it.

        2. Nancy Rommelmann’s on-site reporting from the ongoing Portland disruption has been rock-solid.

          1. I’ll criticize that she seems sympathetic to the rioters and glosses over a lot of what is happening, but overall she is doing a great job. She’s certainly becoming more honest about the situation as she covers it longer. Her interview with Gillespie was actually one of his better ones of late

            1. LOL. She’s “sympathetic” because she doesn’t suck cop dick like there’s no tomorrow? Whatever, dude.

      4. John, that’s the wrong kind of diversity.

      5. Twitter does hold a significant role in how fast group think activate in modern reporters. Used to reporters had to wait until their fellow spent enough time to publish an article in order to be influenced by others opinions. It gave them more time to flail around and say what they really think. Twitter sped up the process though. Now ideas can be thrown at the wall in light speed and reporters can all adopt the same argument within an hour.

      6. Nick lives in Ohio too

      7. Jacob Sullum’s nothing like a hipster. Hipsters don’t bungee jump, adopt older children, live in Israel for a while, move to Texas, and keep Saturday to somewhere between an Orthodox and Conservative level.

        1. Yes they do. That is exactly the kind of shit they do when they get older.

      8. Anyway, it’s not about the journalists. Look back 5, 10, 15 years at what they wrote, and you can see their only fault is that they’re taking orders. It’s coming from above.

      9. Would be nice if reason hired some libertarians. Or even invited libertarians to write columns. Something.

        1. Libertarians offered unreason some topic suggestions. Unreason said “too local”.

          New libertarian website founded.

    2. You make a good point, as evidenced by the fact that Nancy Rommelman is the only decently objective perspective they have publish on the Portland riots, due to the fact that she lives there.

  7. Title of article says it all:

    Dr. Fauci’s Hydroxychloroquine Denial

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/31/dr_faucis_hydroxychloroquine_denial__144095.html

    Fauci continues to ignore direct evidence of the usage of HCq + azithromycin and zinc despite evidence from both Sweden/France that shows a direct increase in deaths when WHO ordered the usage to stop based off of academic fraud in the Lancet. Many epidemiologists are now attacking Fauci over his stubborn refusal to acknowledge the benefits. It is not a late stage smoking gun, but an early stage prophylactic that has shown great promise in every country that utilizes it (lower death rates than the US).

    1. Next up in State mandated hysteria madness… You now must register your name/number at every business you visit in San Diego.

      https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2020/08/31/san-diego-businesses-register-names-numbers-customer/

      1. Bob Smith 555-1234

        1. “I’m not sure…”
          “You have entered ‘Not Sure’ as your name. Is this correct?”
          “No, I’m not…”
          “Thank you for confirming your name as: Not Sure.”

        2. Herman munster
          1313 mockingbird lane

        3. First name: “Nunya”
          Last name: “Bidness”
          Phone number: “1-800-EAT-SHIT”

      2. It would be so much easier if the state would just tattoo the number on our foreheads.

          1. You know who else…

        1. or maybe have an app that everyone can use on their phone. it works so well in China

      3. “My name is ‘Fuck You’. My number is ‘Fuck You'”

      4. This is so ridiculous. Those data will never have a medical use. It’s been obvious since March that it’s far too late for contact tracing to be useful in the USA. Epidemiologists know this, so any attempt to use that contact info would only be totally cynical job creation.

    2. In fairness to him, Fauci claimed that the flu was a greater threat than COVID-19.

    3. Fauchi’s stalling until Big Pharma can crank out a high dollar pill made with HCq + azithromycin and zinc.

    4. He’s a weasel.

    5. But who cares about the epidemiologic evidence now that HCq’s been used in prospective trials on Covid-19? It ain’t showing shit there.

  8. Biden asks America: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?”

    No, Joe, you look like a functional retard being led around by the nose by radical socialists with a soft spot for rioters and you’re too goddamn stupid to know it. Have you really not figured out that half your party hates America, Western Civilization. capitalism, and white men? What the hell do you think a “fundamental transformation” means?

    1. It will be a mostly peaceful transformation.

      1. Fiery yet peaceful.

      2. Well, at least hormones aren’t involved in this transformation.

    2. “ Have you really not figured out that half your party hates America, Western Civilization. capitalism, and white men?”

      There are clearly those elements in the Democratic Party, but “half”? I doubt is “half” just as much as I doubt that half of the Republican Party are alt-right militia members and their boosters.

      Most people in this country are moderate, and the fringes are much smaller than all the attention they are getting right now makes them look.

      1. Half is the bottom range of the estimate

        1. And the estimate is arrived at by what method?

  9. 3 Years ago, the left predicted wild drunken shootouts at the University of Kansas based on their carry laws being expanded to the University.

    Still waiting on the first incident.

    https://bearingarms.com/cam-e/2020/08/31/another-anti-gun-myth-destroyed-reality/

    1. They misspelled “Kenosha”.

    2. But in Portland there are no shootings thanks to their strict gun laws

      1. They don’t count “Trump guys” in their statistics.

    3. KU can’t even shootout right. go Cats.

  10. Who was stoking the fires of division, again?

    http://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/22/as-antifa-terrorizes-portland-biden-claims-trump-is-attacking-peaceful-protesters-n670345

    On Wednesday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally addressed the federal response to the horrific antifa riots and lawlessness in Portland. Rather than acknowledging the violence and destruction in that city — which have carried on for 54 nights — Biden slammed federal officers, claiming they were “brutally attacking peaceful protesters” in service of President Donald Trump’s “political interests.” His statement did not even mention the firing of mortars at police officers and at the federal courthouse or the brief “autonomous zone” that emerged in Portland earlier this month.

    “We have a president who is determined to sow chaos and division. To make matters worse instead of better,” Biden began. “We all remember the appalling scenes in front of the White House, when peaceful protestors were gassed to make way for a Trump photo op. Now Homeland Security agents — without a clearly defined mandate or authority — are ranging far from federal property, stripped of badges and insignia and identifying markings, to detain people.”

    “They are brutally attacking peaceful protestors, including a U.S. Navy veteran,” the Democrat insisted.

    1. If the evil Trump is attacking peaceful protesters, then why is Biden having to condemn riots? If there are riots such that Biden has to condemn them, then the protests are not peaceful and Trump can’t be attacking peaceful protesters.

      I don’t think this attempted Jedi mind trick is going to work with anyone but the converted. Biden is condemning riots while at the same time condemning Trump under the assumption that the riots are not happening.

      1. Antifa is a myth.

        Like the Black and Brown shirts and Blue Caps.

        All in your head.

    2. “Brutally attacking”–if only. The cities where the police haven’t fucked around and the mayors/city councils aren’t tolerating this shit have been largely quiet and the few demonstrations actually peaceful.

      Detroit could have gone off full-cocked, but the Mayor told the police to keep shit locked down, and for the most part it’s been pretty calm. The faggot soy mayors in Portland and Minneapolis, on the other hand, have been standing by impotently as their cities descend into anarchy.

      Where citizens have stepped up in areas where the police fell short, the riots calmed down considerably. The day after Kenosha burned, residents were supposedly taking potshots at protesters even before St. Kyle, First of His Name, Slayer of Pedos, Crippler of Thieves started taking out the commies with Parthian shots.

      1. The suburban counties around DC haven’t seen any violence. That is because even the Democratic mayors and county leaders didn’t tell the cops to stand down the way the mayor of DC and the cities you mention did.

        None of these riots are organic. They don’t involve the local population rising up the way the riots in the 60s or in LA in 92 did. When that happens, the cops are not going to do shit except protect a few government buildings. These riots are total astro turf caused by a few hundred paid agitators. They only reason they occur at all is because the local authorities allow them to occur. There hasn’t been a single riot, other than Kenosha where the out of town rioters were able to overwhelm a small police department, that has occurred anywhere except cities that refuse to stop them. Everywhere the cops were allowed to act, the riots either didn’t happen at all or ended very quickly.

      2. Pathian shots really is the perfect term, as he was trying to run away

        1. What was he thinking with that statement anyway? At the time, the allegations of misconduct had not been verified- let alone that Trump ordered such violations.

          How does sending federal agents to protect a courthouse sow the “fires of division”?

  11. A Barista that works at a Starbucks inside a Target in Indianapolis posted a TikTok video of a poisonous concoction he created for law enforcement officers. The Starbucks cup has the words “Blue Lives Matter” written on the side of the cup. The recipe includes more than a cup of bleach.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/08/31/watch-starbucks-barista-creates-a-poisonous-blue-lives-matter-drink-for-law-enforcement-n2575402

    1. Wouldn’t the bleach make them white?

    2. Van Greyson Hart, the barista, is another tranny. Someone noted Antifa has quite a few trannies as members.

      1. I can see cops are getting worse. Their jobs are getting so much easier that they blow off training.

        “Watch me make a video OF A CRIME”. FFS.

        1. First thing a cop will tell you. We don’t catch criminals because we are particularly smart. We catch criminals because criminals are incredibly dumb.

          1. Because the truly smart evil people have already figured out how to exploit loop holes in the law to make money.

  12. “Biden asks America: ‘Do I look like a radical socialist …'”

    Not only is Biden far from a radical socialist, he’s actually much closer to Koch / Reason free market capitalism than Drumpf is. That’s why Biden has more billionaire donors.

    #BillionairesKnowBest

  13. Antifa setting off fireworks around Ted Wheeler’s condo.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1300675670368870406

    Wheeler’s probably not there but if I were the neighbors I’d bust down his door and toss him out the window if he was.

    1. The Frankenstein monster comes home to meat it’s creator.

      1. Green Lives Matter!

      2. “…comes home to meat it’s creator.”

        One of your more delightful typos.

        Oh, if only they turned him into meat in front of his house… It might be a valuable lesson to any other mayor thinking about abandoning their city to rioters, in order to reap some supposed political gain.

    2. Now see, why can’t antifa set that building on fire instead of random innocent people’s property?

      Who am I kidding. Not enough profit in actually attacking the people responsible for your city.

      1. Not insured?

  14. “On Tuesday, we were told Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover was offered a plea deal, which would have required him to say that Taylor was part of his drug operation,” Vice news correspondent Roberto Aram Ferdman noted yesterday, adding that “the family’s attorney shared a picture of a plea deal that appears to show it is true.”

    The sickening thing about this isn’t that they attempted to smear an innocent woman after they killed her in an unjustifiable no-known raid based on a faulty, rubber stamped warrant. The sick part is that this sort of thing is probably standard operating procedure.

    1. It’s not new.

    2. I think Kamala did a Ted talk on it.

      1. Hell, we could probably just call this sort of thing “pulling a Kamala.”

    3. Singleton’s attorney argued during the trial and later on appeal that the deal between the prosecutors and Douglas amounted to BRIBERY in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 201(c)(2) (2000). Although a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit initially agreed with Singleton, the court sitting en banc over-ruled the panel and affirmed the conviction. According to the court, the federal bribery statute did not apply to the federal government with respect to plea bargains.

      https://law.jrank.org/pages/9229/Plea-Bargaining.html#ixzz6WnsCjc4t

    4. The sickening thing here is the mis-reporting by Elizabeth Nolan Brown. Thomas B. Wine, Jefferson County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, is a Team D partisan. Interesting how she missed that essential fact.

    5. I’ve seen far more evidence that she was directly involved with selling drugs. Further, it has been claimed that she hasn’t worked as a nurse since 2017, an associate (confirmed by phone records) was found murdered in a rental of hers, and not only did police knock but she was awake. I thought Breonna Taylor was a clear example of cops doing wrong. Unfortunately it’s looking more like the media has been lying about most of the details

      1. The media, lying about most of the details????
        Say it isn’t so.

    6. …killed her in an unjustifiable no-known raid based on a faulty, rubber stamped warrant.

      You misspelled “murdered.”

  15. ‘Divinity Consultants’ are Now Designing Sacred Rituals for Some Corporations
    https://slashdot.org/story/20/08/31/0454218/divinity-consultants-are-now-designing-sacred-rituals-for-some-corporations#comments

    They have degrees from divinity schools. Their business is borrowing from religious tradition to bring spiritual richness to corporate America. In simpler times, divinity schools sent their graduates out to lead congregations or conduct academic research. Now there is a more office-bound calling: the spiritual consultant. Those who have chosen this path have founded agencies — some for-profit, some not — with similar-sounding names: Sacred Design Lab, Ritual Design Lab, Ritualist.

    They blend the obscure language of the sacred with the also obscure language of management consulting to provide clients with a range of spiritually inflected services, from architecture to employee training to ritual design. Their larger goal is to soften cruel capitalism, making space for the soul, and to encourage employees to ask if what they are doing is good in a higher sense. Having watched social justice get readily absorbed into corporate culture, they want to see if more American businesses are ready for faith. “We’ve seen brands enter the political space,” said Casper ter Kuile, a co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. Citing a Vice report, he added: “The next white space in advertising and brands is spirituality….”

    Ezra Bookman founded Ritualist, which describes itself as “a boutique consultancy transforming companies and communities through the art of ritual,” last year in Brooklyn. He has come up with rituals for small firms for events like the successful completion of a project — or, if one fails, a funeral. “How do we help people process the grief when a project fails and help them to move on from it?” Mr. Bookman said. Messages on the start-up’s Instagram feed read like a kind of menu for companies who want to buy operational rites a la carte: “A ritual for purchasing your domain name (aka your little plot of virtual land up in the clouds).” “A ritual for when you get the email from LegalZoom that you’ve been officially registered as an LLC.”

    1. So much for Science.

    2. Smart move on their part, the corporate world has been showing a great desire for a religious type movement recently.

      To be honest, I’d prefer a silly ritual every time they handed out a raise compared to the social justice nonsense they have now. At least the ritual is actually harmless.

      1. They could do neither. It may be less disruptive than the SJW nonsense, but it’s no different in that it’s company resources going towards stuff that nobody cares about and doesn’t support the business of the company.

        And large corporations with these kinds of resources to waste starting their own religions sounds like the background to a dystopian cyberpunk novel. Don’t know if that counts as a plus or a minus, though.

    3. Well, at least they’re honest about this being merely a ritual. And who knows? Maybe they’ll have better rituals than the ritual screaming of “Racist!” that accompanies every statement now.

    4. The rituals at these companies were all going fine, until the CEO of Tyson foods sacrificed a chicken and drank it’s blood…

    5. Remember when the main goal of corporations was to turn a profit and increase share holder value? I miss those days.

      And anyone looking to their workplace for spirituality or some deeper meaning in their life is doing it wrong. You go to work to earn money to make ends meet and hopefully a little extra to build a nest egg with to retire on some day. Your job is what you do, not who you are.

    6. Isn’t this a more Westernized version of crap like feng shui?

      1. No, this is more like corporations copying Scientology. Westernized Feng Shui would be more like corporations hiring priests or monks to sanctify miniature Christian shrines or crosses in their buildings, like is somewhat common in eastern Europe.

  16. https://twitter.com/DaTechGuyblog/status/1300668217866825728

    remember Stacy McCain’s #Rittenhouse question

    “What are the odds that a guy opens fire at a mass gathering and all three of the people he shoots turn out to have criminal records? Doesn’t this tell you something about who is engaging in these “mostly peaceful” protests?”

    1. At least the non-nonviolent parts.

  17. https://twitter.com/LuigiCPA/status/1299749585674354689

    With burglaries up 42% year-to-date (under Boudin), SFPD sources are telling me that Boudin’s office is telephoning burglary victims and asking them to drop their case as a favor to “restorative justice.”

    1. You gonna “restore” my missing shit?

    2. That’s a pretty damn clever move. Crime making you look bad? Just guilt your idiot residents into dropping charges.

    3. Would the DA’s office drop charges if someone shot Boudin between the ears?

      1. Can’t charge somebody for causing no harm or damage, can you?

      2. Probably offer 7 years, like they did to Dan White.

        1. But only if the killer could blame it in part on a snack.

          1. And if the killer knew where some of the bodies were buried.

    4. That’s some frightening commie stuff right there.

      Wasn’t this douche left-wing radical raised by Ayers because his parents were criminal commies and went to prison because they’re irresponsible commie losers?

      1. If I’m a resident of SF, I start to look at some other source of protection.

        This is what the Mafia does best.

        The criminals in government won’t do anything? Fine. Vinny and Vito will.

        1. pretty much anything that can be used for self defense is illegal in SF

          1. If the DA won’t prosecute then what does it matter?

  18. More bad economic news.

    Charles Koch current net worth: $56.6 billion

    Is Reason.com due for another fundraiser soon? I hope you all give generously since our primary benefactor Mr. Koch has very little cash to throw around these days.

    #50BillionIsntEnough

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  20. The President claims people in the dark shadows who control the streets are really controlling Biden. He goes on to talk about a plane full of people wearing black uniforms but then says he can’t reveal anymore because it’s under investigation.

    Jesus, that’s almost as insane as that time he tweeted out that Obama had the wires tapped in Trump Tower. What a loon!

    1. Trump also tweeted out that the guy in Wisconsin acted in self defense without any evidence at all, except for the link in the tweet to a video showing a mob attacking the guy. The nerve of that guy.

      1. I think I’ll wait for the trial rather than a public trial by shaky video. The President of the United States should not be undermining that trial by taking a side in what is not at all a clear cut matter.

        1. But the kid could be Donald’s son.

        2. The guy is innocent until proven guilty. And he is not undermining anything. The video is out there and is what it is.

          Moreover, if you don’t want Trump undermining the trial, then Democrats should stop claiming the guy is guilty and trying to use it for political gain. Once they did that, then Trump had every right to rebut their assumption that the guy is guilty of murder.

          1. Maybe have the guys over for a beer.

          2. Sure, the President is just another guy. It’s totally cool if he is totally partisan, divisive, and undermines local justice systems.

            1. And the Ds who are trying to make political hay of that are just guys, right?
              Your ‘neutrality’ mask is transparent.

              1. Can you state your question more precisely? What is the “that” you are referring to? Rioting? Trump’s divisiveness?

            2. Ahh, there’s the Mike neutrality.

          3. I think that one reason right-wingers insist on Rittenhouse’s innocence is then they don’t have to reflect on how their extremist beliefs and rhetoric have screwed up a teenage kid’s life.

            1. Right winges chased him down, assaulted him with a skateboard, and pulled a gun on him?

              Again, odd that he hit three people and all three had criminal records. Quite odd.

              1. Right wingers filled him full of the ideas that he needed to go defend properties with a gun, uninvited, because the police aren’t doing it and the liberal hordes are stating a revolution. Militia members who were actually there didn’t take him aside, ask him his age and send him home.

                1. No, he was invited. He was there cleaning graffiti that day and heard business owners asking for help and protection.
                  That Vampire Law degree of yours doesn’t come in too handy very often, does it

                  1. Did the owner of the car lot he was guarding specifically invite him to guard their property?

                2. “….. filled him full of the ideas……”

                  Lotta that goin around. Who started it?

                  1. The snake in the Garden of Eden?
                    The Sharks? The Jets?
                    What about taking responsibility for the behavior of your own side.

                3. “Right wingers filled him full of the ideas that he needed to go defend properties with a gun”

                  Cannot imagine why somebody who goes to Kenosha might get the idea that the city needs to be protected.

                  “uninvited”

                  The business he was protecting both invited and armed him.

                  “Militia members who were actually there didn’t take him aside, ask him his age and send him home.”

                  Why, precisely, would they?

                  1. “ The business he was protecting both invited and armed him.”

                    Can you give your source for that information? His lawyer says the rifle belongs to Rittenhouse’s friend. Did his friend own the car lot he was guarding?

                  2. Found an account of what you are probably referring to. It’s his friend’s gun, not the auto dealership owner’s.

                    The dealership owner did not personally invite Rittenhouse. He put out some kind of general call for assistance (the National Review article I found doesn’t go into details). He probably did not intend inviting a 17-year-old who wasn’t allowed to legally carry a weapon to guard his business.

                    So, it is partially true that he was invited. That does it make it more legitimate that Rittenhouse was there.

            2. Everything in that sentence is fallacious. You drop a steaming pile of shit in the middle of a conversation and then run around smearing it all over the floor. Fuck off, troll.

              1. Do you think that was a valid refutation of what I said. If it doesn’t have any truth to it, why are you getting so upset?

                1. Do you think that was a valid refutation of what I said.

                  Yes. But thank you for reinforcing the fallacy with even more fallacy.

                  If it doesn’t have any truth to it, why are you getting so upset?

                  Who does not get upset when someone (you) shits their pants in the middle of a conversation and refuses to acknowledge the smell?

            3. Then I guess one reason you insist on his guilt is that you likely have dabbled in pedophilia. Maybe more than dabbled I don’t know.

              1. Ah, I knew this day would come. Every other commenter who pushes back against the Trump
                mean girls gets called a pedophile at some point. Knew it was coming someday, so congratulations on being the first to throw pedophile accusations at me.

                Of course, you just made it up out of whole cloth.

                1. Do you think that was a valid refutation of what I said.

                  Yes. But thank you for reinforcing the fallacy with even more fallacy.

                  If it doesn’t have any truth to it, why are you getting so upset?

                  Who does not get upset when someone (you) shits their pants in the middle of a conversation and refuses to acknowledge the smell?

                2. The White Knight
                  September.1.2020 at 1:04 pm
                  congratulations on being the first to throw pedophile accusations at me.
                  Of course, you just made it up out of whole cloth.

                  The White Knight
                  September.1.2020 at 1:02 pm
                  If it doesn’t have any truth to it, why are you getting so upset?

                  1. Oh, look, the troll gets hoist by his own petard.

                    What a retard.

            4. Ok, white knight: make a possible argument for murder

              1. I actually don’t think a murder charge (at least not first-degree) is supported. I don’t know All applicable Wisconsin, Illinois, and Federal law, but something along the lines of endangerment, manslaughter might be supported.

                Like I said, I’m waiting for the trial and not trying to be an armchair lawyer. People who say they know his innocence or guilt are playing at armchair lawyer.

        3. “shaky video”

        4. Keep those fingers crossed WK, he gave a bad name to your peaceful protests.

          1. OK. Not sure why they are my protests. I haven’t participated in any of them.

        5. By the way… what powers do you think the Executive branch has over state convictions? This will be fun for you.

          1. The things a President say affect public opinion. Keep trying to twist my words. You try every day.

        6. Man, I miss the days when Presidents refused to discuss ongoing trials and the like. Trump has changed everything, amirite?

          1. Yeah! Whadaboutthat!

            1. NO dumb ass, hypocrisy. You don’t believe anything you are saying. You are just a hack who says wherever is convenient. Therefore, your feigned moral outrage should be ignored.

            2. That sound you hear is the point flying above your head.

    2. What saddens me the most is that I close friends and family who believe everything he tweets. The things impossible for them to believe they refuse to acknowledge. He is literally God’s Chosen (James Dobson said so) and thus can do no wrong.

      To a large segment of the evangelical right, Trump as replaced Jesus Christ as the their personal savior. Very eschatological.

      1. You would think, after the Jerry Falwell, Jr. fiasco that came to light last week, that thinking evangelical Christians would re-examine putting faith in anyone who claims to be a hero of Christianity.

        1. I don’t think you understand how Christianity works.

          1. Explain to me how Christianity works.

            1. Why? You’re obviously bigoted.

            2. 1. “Hero” isn’t a clerical title in most denominations.
              2. Outside of North America, “evangelical” is synonymous with protestant. Luther and the rest of the reformers saw “protestant” as a slur of sorts, and preferred the name evangelical. That’s why most protestant churches in Europe call themselves evangelical today.
              3. The “American-style” evangelicalism your referring to, as a whole has no hierarchical structure, no governing body, and scriptural interpretation is the domain of the individual. Evangelical denominations may create these structures internally, but it’s not endemic to evangelicalism itself.

              The Falwell’s aren’t “popes”. Anyone can set up their own church and denomination, including you. The hard part is finding adherents who will agree with your take.
              The Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist sect have 25,000 members. There are almost 120 million evangelicals in the US.

              1. Yawn. All very dry facts having nothing to do with what my comment was addressing: American evangelic Christian alliance with conservative politicians.

                Waiting to see what Red Rocks’ explanation of his comment is.

                1. You explain your nonsensical comment

                2. American evangelic Christian alliance with conservative politicians

                  I answered but you ignored it (or couldn’t understand).
                  There isn’t one because American-style evangelicalism has no hierarchical structure and no governing body.

                  Maybe, what you’re actually asking is why do American evangelicals tend to support conservative politicians? That’s easy. They’re just voting for the party less likely to try and make their faith illegal.
                  Evangelicals on Trump in a nutshell: “Donald Trump is going to embarrass me every day of the year, but unlike the other side, he doesn’t hate my faith, and seek to do me harm.”

                3. “Yawn. All very dry facts having nothing to do with what my comment was addressing: American evangelic Christian alliance with conservative politicians.”

                  When the alternative openly attacks and mocks you…your options for whom to support are significantly reduced

            3. There’s a whole book about the subject.

              1. If you are talking about The Holy Bible, it doesn’t cover the modern times’ born-again Christian alliance with conservatism.

                1. Maybe you should read it more closely.

          1. ??? Did you leave a word or two out, accidentally?

            1. >>You would think, after the Jerry Falwell, Jr. fiasco that came to light last week, that thinking …

              no i’m saying you “that” too much. it ruins the flow of trying to read you. Binion does it too it’s his crutch.

              1. Oh, got it. Yes, I do.

        2. You would think it would be hard for your posts to get any dumber or more dishonest, but here we are.

          Please link one instance where Any Republican has ever claimed to be a ” Hero of Christianity”, whatever that is.

      2. I think you need to make some friends besides the ones who live in your head. Real people don’t act that way. Only imaginary ones do.

        1. It is absolutely amazing how every leftist has these friends. Almost as if they are made up.

        2. Yeah. Next he will tell us how his 7 year old child made some hyper-woke statement.

      3. Say what you will. But they know Trump has their backs. They also know the Left despises them. Can’t say I blame them for their unwavering support.

      4. I answered that question just a minute before you posted your question.

        Remember how laughably insane and crazy Trump was for tweeting out some stupid shit about how Obama had tapped the wires in Trump Tower – except that then it turned out that the feds were in fact surveilling the Trump operation Russians who were in contact with the Trump operation? So sure, it wasn’t Obama personally who did the wiretapping and it wasn’t the entire building, but the gist of what he was saying was accurate.

        I suspect it’s the same thing here – the feds are investigating the funding behind BLM and Antifa, and there is some mysterious Men In Black group involved. Farrakhan’s people maybe, funneling Iranian money to the groups? (That’s only half-serious, BTW, I don’t know who these “Men In Black” might be, but I suspect that Trump isn’t just talking utter shit here, he knows something we don’t,)

        1. Well, crap, this reply showed up in the wrong spot. Just pretend it’s further on down the line.

      5. So your close friends and family are idiots. Big surprise.

  21. Rittenhouse. Um. What’s the problem?

    They were looking to pummel that guy.

  22. Trumpsplainers, please ‘spain this: “The President claims people in the dark shadows who control the streets are really controlling Biden. He goes on to talk about a plane full of people wearing black uniforms but then says he can’t reveal anymore because it’s under investigation”

    Really, I want to know your excuse for this. Is he really the mostly inerrant leader, or is he getting soft in the head? As in creeping dementia. No slur intended, it’s something that happens to septuagenarians. Or maybe he’s starting to believe the conspiracy and is reporting on stuff he reads on QAnon forums?

    In either case, is this a man fit to be president. Will you be calling on Pence to invoke the 25th if necessary?

    1. Mobs of of rioters are descending on communities in this country. The people in Kenosha Wisconsin say it wasn’t locals who rioted. The mayor of DC said yesterday no one arrested this weekend for the violence around the BLM march was local.

      So no Trump isn’t soft in the head. He is saying what everyone knows. Are you senile and just not understand what is going on or are you just a fucking hack who will repeat whatever talking points you are given? Or both?

      1. The big problem is that Brandybuck would never get what you just said somewhat articulately from listening to that clip of Trump babbling incoherently. Biden has been criticized, not without reason, for showing signs of senility. Trump, if not also showing signs of senility, is clearly also mentally deficient in some way.

        The other dangling thread is that neither Trump’s nor your explanation above explains how signs of organized antifa rioting is controlling Biden. The dots weren’t connected in what Trump said.

        1. We understand you, your plan is to project Biden’s weaknesses onto Trump, because you’re desperate to cover for your candidate Biden’s dementia

          1. As I have said many times, I am not voting for either major party presidential candidate. I never have in any past election.

            1. You’ve already let your neutrality mask slip multiple times in this thread.

            2. And we believe you.

              1. And I don’t care.

        2. Trump said exactly what I said. There is nothing incoherent about it. Stop lying .

          1. That is just a blatant denial of reality. The man in that video clip is babbling incoherently.

            1. Its funny how you tell us about what you’re going to say before you say it.

      2. “now also showing” (My iPhone likes to “correct” what I type in.)

      3. 200+ arrests in Kenosha, over half of them from out of town.

        For an organization that doesn’t exist, Antifa is awfully capable of mobilizing swarms of retards at a moment’s notice.

        1. The T in Antifa must stand for tourist.

        2. They operate like radical left-wing cells have operated for decades. Pretty much everything they’re doing now was already in practice during the 60s and 70s, it’s just facilitated a little better by modern telecommunications. The methods, however, haven’t changed a bit.

          I keep beating this drum, but everyone on this board needs to read “Days of Rage” by Bryan Burroughs. Everything he describes in there is being replicated almost note-for-note today.

          1. They operate like radical left-wing cells have operated for decades. Pretty much everything they’re doing now was already in practice during the 60s and 70s

            This. People act like Antifa is some kind of novel thing, but really they’re just running the 1968 playbook to a tee. Not to diminish how dangerous roving bands of left wing lunatics can be, just saying that this isn’t new.

          2. Except the bombings. For now.

    2. I really don’t understand what you’re on about.

      “People in the dark shadows” and “shadowy” are rhetorical devices that everyone uses, to imply that those being referenced are trying to remain anonymous.
      It’s already well known that several celebrities as well as Soros and Steyer are bailing out vandals and thugs from the protests and paying for busing them around. But maybe others who balk at publicity are providing funding too, and it sounds like there’s an investigation.

      Also, the fact that the Secret Service wear dark suits or that Trump can’t comment further on the investigation, is not really the analogous parallel you seem to think.

    3. He also thought his phones were tapped when he was running for office. Crazy, right?

    4. Here you go dummy. This isn’t some hidden news.

      https://nypost.com/2020/09/01/trump-some-very-stupid-rich-people-are-funding-nationwide-riots/

      Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed an investigation is underway into the funding of rioting taking place amid racial justice protests and unrest nationwide and has sent a letter to the Portland mayor urging him to request federal assistance so DHS agents could quell the violence.

    5. Ford Foundation has given $1.2 Million to an Antifa network made up of members of the communist Workers World Party (WWP). The group is called the Southern Vision Alliance whose activists operate in NYC, New Orleans, Chicago, and in cities across North Carolina according to their annual report.

      Both groups were behind the recent efforts to tear down statues.

      Are you really shocked entities are funding these things? Or do you just close your eyes and hide?

  23. Biden asks America: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?
    Kamala and the rest of your nurses sure do.

  24. “The latest research on COVID-19 fatality rates confirms that older patients make up a hugely disproportionate amount of deaths from the virus. “Patients 65 or older account for about 16 percent of confirmed cases but four-fifths of COVID-19 deaths,” notes Reason’s Jacob Sullum”

    Hm.

    Things we already knew months ago.

    What am I missing here?

    1. Nothing major really. Just that the CDC confirmed that it is true with the latest data, and Sullum wrote a blog post about it.

      1. Confirmed? It was confirmed months ago.

        1. But that has not and will not stop the media from pushing the universal panic narrative, especially by hyping the few exceptions where younger people have died or indulging in unfounded speculation about mysterious health issues in kids.

          1. Ok, ok. Young people survive it. BUT THEY WILL SPREAD IT TO GRANDMA!

            O…..k…..? Soooooo, isolate granny like we always did?

            YOU WANT GRANNY TO DIE!??!

    2. The retards are going to have to pivot soon and this is being presented as “new” as the usual smokescreen.

  25. The generous interpretation of that video from Trump’s interview Is that he is trying to say what some commenters here have said: that someone is organizing antifa rioters and sending them into cities, and Joe Biden is condoning it.

    The problem is that if we go with the generous interpretation, rather than how ENB spun it or sound more like he’s talking about some Deep State mind control aliens, is that Trump was babbling and inarticulate.

    1. “I know let’s pretend all the things wrong with Joe are actually Trump’s problems!!!”

      1. They’ve been doing it for months and only the trubleevers are dumb enlugh to fall for it.

      2. It’s not pretending. The two major parties are offering up two lousy choices for President.

    2. Trump does babble and he’s on display everyday. Biden may be a worse babbler but is kept hidden for the most part. How did America come to be represented by two such idiots?

      1. Because sheeple keep falling for the idea that they have to choose a side in the Red vs. Blue Team partisan sport, and choose the lesser of two evils. When you go decade after decade choosing the lesser of two evils instead of demanding competence, character, and good governance you get where we are today.

        1. You keep talking about two evil sides, yet only actually attack one of them. Weird. Almost like you pretend to be a libertarian so you can act sanctimoniously. Yet you side almost exclusively with one of your purported evil sides. Grainy video and all.

          1. JesseAz, buddy, you are not exactly an impartial judge of how often I criticize each of the two major parties.

      2. Biden babbled while reading a teleprompter yesterday.

    3. By generous you mean obvious?

  26. Marijuana decriminalization vote in three weeks.

    Won’t this vote be interesting.

    1. Actually, it won’t. Those allowed to not vote for it (in red districts) so long as there are enough to send it to the Senate for their fuckwaddery to be put on full display.

  27. “Vox‘s Matthew Yglesias makes the case for”

    So many places to take this.

    1. ….how to sport a sad beard and look confident like Stalin.

  28. Meanwhile, Biden asks America: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?”

    The question isn’t really is Biden “a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters,” the question is what will the doddering old fool do about the riots and will he resist the far left progressives that will most likely make up the majority of his administration.

    1. What are you a junkie? I’m Corn Pop. Corn Pop is no socialist scum. If you don’t vote for me you ain’t black. You ain’t nothing but a…a….where was I? Where am I? Oh, oh yeah. I killed fiddy men as I told Hank’s wife. I know me and….and….the girl there running next to me. K-mala. Yeh. I’m tired. Where’s my Adirondack chair and lemonade? It’s hot in here. Yeh well, those rioters this is all on Trump. Just by that hair cut he divides this country. Laugh but it’s true. You know what I’m talking about right? Asians are look and laugh alike. Those cute giggles. I sure find Asians purty. Unlike Latinos who aren’t as homogeneous like those homo blacks who all think alike. We kept them in chains and they know straight up who to vote for…CORN POP. Don’t you worry, I’ll be tough on the Chinese. I’ll make sure the NBA gets a better deal with them and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure we (meaning me…Corn Pop) get a nice cut of that new Silk Road…..I need a pair of silk slippers to go with my satin pyjamas. There sure are a lot of pretty girls out here today….hey, is that you Jim? Stand up! Oh sorry, you’re in a wheel chair. Never mind. Come see Corn Pop later I’ll fix you up with better wheels…..The Constitution is an amazing piece of paper and this is why we need to burn it…..it has to be destroyed to save it. Corn Pop and Kahamalala will write up a new one, right Kamahala?

      /Democrat aide face palm.

      1. Wow. It’s like he’s right here in the room.

        1. I didn’t rape-rape those women. If you keep saying that I’m going to cut you. I’m kidding but not really. I’ll cut you. Oh there goes my wife kicking me in the shin under the table again. She always does that. I love you….you. I’ll also punch anyone who doesn’t agree Barry wasn’t a well-spoken negro who knew his place. Me and Barry made sure Bin Laden was killed and GM was saved because GOD DAMMIT THAT’S HOW CORN POP ROLLS. He’s made by America, for America and with America and every other kind of America. White, brown, black, green, yellow….Not yellow. I ain’t yella. I’m Corn Pop. I twist your nipple so hard you’ll scream Irish Spring and then for your Irish mommy. My stance on education is simple. CLOSE IT ALL DOWN. Do it by them computers. I don’t give a damn. Black kids are almost just as smart as white kids so they won’t miss much. Is this thing on? My God, I don’t even know anymore. I told my aides I want a mega-phone. I feel I can project my Corn Pop cred better that way. I’m a good old Scranton Corn Pop I tell ya…..I’m lonely sometimes. Not sure why I’m even running. Why I’ve been in government so long I don’t even know what I stand for other than Russia is hacking my brain. America has one choice. Corn Pop. I’ll fix you good.

      2. Yeah, that’s funny but until Joe actually does this word salad in public, or at a debate, the “undecided voters” who actually determine who wins and loses will buy into whatever “calm and collected leader” portrait the media cares to paint.

        1. Will I lock down? If the science says so I will. If science says to wear ear muffs to block a virus well by the power of Grey Skull you do it. You FOLLOW THE SCIENCE. Don’t give Corn Pop none of that eugenics lobotomy stuff. Lobotomies weren’t so bad. So wipe that smirk off your face when you ask me about science. I’ll make you yelp so bitchy you’ll sing Irish lullaby’s in falsetto. You’ll wish you’re a starving Irishman crying in a potato sack. Got that? Masks are a symbol of humanity. Greater than the Crucifix or a welfare check. We should always be in masks. Masks in the shower. Masks in the pool. Masks in the bed. Well, Corn Pop may make an exception in the bed if you get my drift. Corn Pop is all business in bed. But it’s back to masks in cars. Masks in a park. Masks everywhere because it’s not about your feelings man. This virus is real….am I real? This room suddenly feels dark and wondrous. Do you feel the wonder? Covid-18 kills an awful lot of folks. Corn Pop knows. Trump doesn’t care but I do. Corn Pop doesn’t want your guns. The Democrat party does. As head Corn Pop, I’ll make sure your guns are not not confiscated with a mandatory buy-back. Get a double-barrel shot gun. Shoot in the air for all I care. But we’ll take that too. As for trannies….lemme tell ya story about trannies…..

          /mic cut.

          1. Someone needs to put out a Deep Fake of Biden saying this shit and see if anyone can tell it’s fake.

          2. That is fantastic. Some script cutting Biden quotes into other word salad?

    2. “Meanwhile, Biden asks America: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?”

      The reason Biden felt compelled to say this is because his silence up to this point made him look like a socialist with a soft spot for rioters.

      The riots have been going on for months. Is this Biden’s first statement against the riots? What took him so long?

      I suspect it’s because he’s easily cowed by elements within his own party who are socialists and have a soft spot for rioters.

    3. Biden asked “Do I look like a radical socialist”.

      Ted Bundy didn’t LOOK like a serial killer….but, hey, looks only tell so much of the story.

  29. Patients 65 or older account for about 16 percent of confirmed cases but four-fifths of COVID-19 deaths…

    And yet DeVos wants to force them to go to school this fall.

  30. At what point does this nonsense cross the line and become witness tampering?

    Any real attorneys waht to chime in?

  31. Can Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend still take the deal?

  32. Now that we’re opening up the character of Breonna Taylor for discussion, can we have an official thread discussing the fact that George Floyd had more than enough fenanyl in his bloodstream to kill him when he stopped breathing?

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/05/read-george-floyd-autopsy-report-with-cause-of-death-and-other-factors/

    1. can we have an official thread discussing the fact that George Floyd had more than enough fenanyl in his bloodstream to kill him when he stopped breathing?

      That would be crazy talk.

    2. True, but will you concede that the cops should have called for “a bus” when Floyd complained several times that he couldn’t breathe?

      1. ?

        They were waiting for an ambulance.

        The only complaint seems to be the method of restraint…. which looks absolutely terrible. Really hard to argue that you are helping someone when you are pinning them to the ground by putting your knee on their neck.

        It actually seems to be true in this case if you watch the entire interaction…. but damn, son.

      2. We’re still talking reasonable doubt in regards to the cause of death. When people die of a fentanyl overdose, it’s because it makes them stop breathing. They better charge the cop in question with involuntary manslaughter if they want to secure a conviction. Even on that count, we may be looking at an acquittal on the basis of reasonable doubt. To what extent did a lethal dose of fentanyl contribute to him not being able to breathe? If any one of twelve jurors decides he doesn’t know the answer to that question for sure, then we may be looking at an acquittal–and riots, just like after the Rodney King acquittal.

  33. White protesters burn down black owned businesses.

    The only difference between this and Kristallnacht is that the brownshirts weren’t pretending to be pro-jewish.

    1. Neither are these guys. Have you seen what the modern left has to say about Jews?

  34. A Military Times poll suggests active-duty troops aren’t too fond of Trump.

    This bullshit again.

    Military Times “polls” are, and always have been, utterly worthless, because they are entirely dependent on responses from self-selected Military Times subscribers. The self-selection means it isn’t even a good “poll” of what Military Times subscribers think, and even a good poll of that subscriber base wouldn’t tell you anything useful about what active-duty personnel in general think.

  35. “Trigger happy goons”

    Yeah… stay off our side if you cannot be at least remotely accurate.

    The error here was sending the police to do a “dynamic action” raid after bedtime. This is where being imprecise sidetracks things and derails the cause. Calling the police who pulled the trigger “racist” or ‘Trigger happy goons” is simply unsupportable and ensures that nothing gets done.

    I get so frustrated at this, because this isn’t the first time around the horn with this stuff. It happens every time. Rodney king, through Treyvon and Hands up Don’t Shoot and on to Kenosha… we have to push a lie so that people will line up on both sides and fight about it.

    The cop standing in the bedroom door was sent there. He was legally allowed to be there, a judge signed off on him being there. The boyfriend got spooked (which is entirely reasonable) and pulled a gun to defend himself (also reasonable, being in his own bed).

    At that point the police officer is not a “trigger happy goon”. Someone is shooting at him. He shoots back. Of course he shoots back.

    We have two people taking the reasonable action given their circumstance.

    The people who created the circumstance are to blame, not the two people who are stuck in the circumstance that has an unavoidably tragic outcome.

    Getting sidetracked into completely unsupportable characterizations like “racist police who want to shoot black people” and “trigger happy goons” isn’t just wrong – it completely stops all progress on real reforms.

    By repeating such nonsense you are not an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system. You are an obstacle. You are actively taking actions to prevent criminal justice reform. You are every bit as culpable as the racist octogenarian who wants the police to keep those dirty minorities in line.

    You are the moron shouting “Say Her Name!” at Rand Paul, while supporting the people who filibuster his “Justice for Breonna Taylor Act”. You are your own enemy. You are the useful idiot.

    1. Well said

      And 100% this: “We have two people taking the reasonable action given their circumstance.

      The people who created the circumstance are to blame, not the two people who are stuck in the circumstance that has an unavoidably tragic outcome.”

  36. Reason is sleazin but thasokay cause Finger Slidin mush melon Biden is goin down. Hard. And you’ll be the Reason

  37. “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?”

    And the answer is yes, you do. You and your running mate have encouraged supporters to bail out violent rioters! lol

    1. If you even have to ask that question on a national stage you done fucked up big time.

    2. It is a ridiculous question for Biden to ask. You cannot tell something like that by looking at him.

  38. >>If he agreed, the Jefferson County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney was willing to shrink his possible 10-year prison sentence to only probation.

    jfc Kentucky it’s not a contest to be worse than Tennessee

  39. This is exactly why the POLICE – Professionally Organized Liars In Concert w/Evil, are just letting the rioters B_urn, L_oot & M_urder, it keeps the attention off of their municipal terrorism.
    Can’t help but notice that, in general, the rioters aren’t attacking the cops or city officials that they are supposedly protesting. Destroying car dealerships everywhere, burning furniture stores, restaraunts and other family owned businesses…. and of course one Federal Court house for weeks on end, but none of the town/city kangaroo denial of due process courts.

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