Open Thread

Daniel Barry defended himself against Communist BLM/Antifa terrorists and so a Soros-backed DA in Austin, TX bamboozled a jury of cowards into convicting him of murder. This is in Texas, guys: not California or New York. What is being said here is that you are not allowed to defend yourself wherever Democrats have power…if you fight against their paid thugs, you will be dragged into court and destroyed.

I’m confident that the Texas GOP will step up here – people are already calling for them to reform Texas’ pardon law so that Abbott can just spring this man from jail – but the bottom line is that we have in our country whole areas which are no-go for us. And we can’t allow that to continue. Especially we can’t let it happen in the blue cities of the Red States. Where we have the power we have to start enacting laws allowing Republican governors and legislatures to remove local DA’s who abuse their power on behalf of the Democrat party. We must let the Democrats know that we won’t let them bully us into silence.

After the TN GOP expelled those two commie thugs from their legislature, Democrats tried to make it about race because the two expelled happened to be black. This is nonsense because we judge on the content of character, not the color of skin. Stupid commies are stupid commies no matter what their race, ethnicity, gender or creed. As it turns out, the white woman involved in the insurrection didn’t get expelled – because she managed to bamboozle one GOPer into voting against her expulsion and so the vote fell just one short. How did she reward her GOP benefactor? By calling him racist, of course! The GOPer in question did issue a mea culpa and I do hope the lesson is learned: Never give the Democrats an inch. They are not good people.

House committee subpoenas Biden bank documents – we’ll see if this leads anywhere. But the fun part of this is that any argument the Democrats want to make against this is going to fail because the GOP is using the same rationale as the Democrats used for getting Trump’s tax records – which I guess were extremely clean as a whistle as they haven’t been leaked.

China is implementing restrictions on the export of Rare Earths – a key ingredient in lots of high tech things. Now, this is only a problem because our environmentalist morons (likely funded by China) won’t let us mine our own Rare Earths. But, meanwhile, we might find that we can’t build our fancy missiles because we simply lack the materials to do so. Side note: China is building a blue water Navy so they can challenge us and, if successful, blockade us during war…you know, cut us off from all the supplies we obtain in foreign countries because we refuse to produce them here at home because the Weather god would get angry if we did.

22 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Amazona April 8, 2023 / 12:40 am

    Daniel Barry defended himself against Communist BLM/Antifa terrorists and so a Soros-backed DA in Austin, TX bamboozled a jury of cowards into convicting him of murder.

    Sounds like Fat Alvin’s NYC office, doesn’t it? How many times has he arrested someone who was only defending himself? The last one I heard of, the guy had to wrestle his attacker to get the gun away from him and was still arrested for “murder” after he was able to turn the gun on his attacker.

    I didn’t even have to read the whole story to know this had to take place in Austin, that oozing cyst of Progressivism in an otherwise decent state.

    • Mark Noonan April 8, 2023 / 10:31 pm

      Latest I’ve heard is that the detective who investigated the case determined that Barry hadn’t committed a crime – Texas does have a vigorous “stand your ground” law, after all. Abbott is already trying to press the pardon board to move fast – unlike most State governors, Texas’ doesn’t have blanket pardon authority.

      What is bizarre is the Libertarians are all coming to the defense of the trial – I guess they guy of FAFO’d has some connection to the Libertarians. But what the excuse makers are saying really boils down to is, “Barry went there”. As if a citizen isn’t allowed to go wherever he pleases! And as if a raging mob of armed commies has a right to block a street.

  2. Amazona April 8, 2023 / 9:22 am

    U.S. — In a match made in heaven, a beverage that tries to pass itself as beer has hired as its spokesperson a man trying to pass himself off as a woman.

    “For decades, we’ve been putting carbonated backwash in a beer can and pretending it’s beer,” said Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth. “Who better to represent our brand than a guy throwing on a dress and pretending he’s a woman?”

    Long a staple drink of people who hate actual beer, Bud Light felt putting Dylan Mulvaney’s face on a can would also attract people who hate actual women. “As a man acting out the most horrendously offensive stereotypes of women, Mulvaney taps into the soul of people who despise real women,” said Mr. Whitworth. “As a company dedicated to serving those who detest real beer, the partnership made perfect sense. The new beer can just shouts, ‘Come, enjoy this atrocious substitute for the real thing’.”

    While a few in the media questioned the move, so far Bud Light fans have welcomed drinking out of a can featuring the face of a guy with a little girl fetish. “It really completes the experience,” said Bud Light fan Mason Olsen. “If that dude with his massive jaw can pretend to be a little girl – well, I can pretend this is real beer. It’s pretty inspiring.”

    At publishing time, activists had resumed calling for America to stop keeping trans people invisible.

    The Bee also has a piece on replacing the Budweiser Clydesdales with cows that identify as horses

  3. Retired Spook April 8, 2023 / 11:13 am

    Wow, Kurt, tell us how you really feel.

    • Amazona April 8, 2023 / 11:47 am

      I love the man’s way with words.

      I want to see the next GOP DOJ investigating how Nancy Pelosi did so well in the stock market Not just the stock market. There was some legislation a few years back that had something to do with fishing and fish canneries, and Paul Pelosi owned or was deeply invested in one of these companies so the laws that would have affected him just went away. I don’t remember the details, probably because the Agenda Media didn’t cover any of that, and I’m not sure how to look it up, but it struck me at the time as the kind of thing we ought to make a big stink about. And we didn’t

      • Amazona April 8, 2023 / 11:52 am

        I went looking for something on this, not hopeful that a Google search for “fish cannery Pelosi” would get me anything, but it did. I skipped the WSJ paywall though it looked like a good article, and found this:

        Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa, employing 75 percent of the Samoan work force. Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s husband, reportedly owns $17 million of Star-Kist stock.

        In January 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Nancy Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Star-Kist production less costly than their competitors’.

        Now, when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added pork to the final bill, adding $33 million for an “Economic Development Credit” in American Samoa.

        I also came across this ‘lil gem…

        House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.

        Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”

        Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.

        Pelosi has previously been accused of trading stock based on information gleaned through her official duties. She participated in Visa’s initial public offering as the company fought a House bill to subject credit card companies to increased regulation. The measure failed to pass.

        A law passed in the wake of that controversy prohibits members of Congress from using nonpublic information for personal gain. Language in that measure was informally dubbed the “Pelosi Provision.”

        In addition to her stock trades, Pelosi steered more than $1 billion in federal subsidies to a light rail project that likely improved the value of the San Francisco headquarters of cloud computing company Salesforce, in which her husband had invested up to $1 million.

      • Amazona April 8, 2023 / 12:02 pm

        Snopes has all sorts of argy-bargy about how there is no definitive connection between Pelosi and the minimum wage waiver for Samoa, how the governor of Samoa lobbied against it, there is no definitive proof that Paul Pelosi owns Star Kist stock, blah blah blah. In other word, in spite of a desire to debunk this story all Snopes could do was say well, could be, maybe, we don’t know.

      • Mark Noonan April 8, 2023 / 10:28 pm

        Probably most of what she and her family has done is legal – after all, she’s been in charge of writing the laws and she wouldn’t write one to trip herself up. But she’s dirty – she’s been dirty since Day One. Matt and I noted it in “Caucus of Corruption”: her very first political act as an adult was to break campaign finance laws…and she she got caught, she paid the small fine and the rest is history. But I’m confident that a bright and aggressive attorney could get a conviction…all we have to do is find a business interest of hers which is covered in a State we control.

  4. Amazona April 8, 2023 / 12:35 pm

    The dumbing down of America is paying off:

    Two teenagers were arrested in Maryland after a failed carjacking attempt. The Montgomery County Department of Police said that the two teens, ages 16 and 17, approached a driver at a Sunoco gas station in Germantown and forced their way into his vehicle.

    The owner of the car handed over the keys and then watched as the teens tried to drive away. Fortunately for the owner of the vehicle, it was equipped with a manual transmission, which was a foreign concept to the alleged carjackers.

    Unable to figure out to drive the car, the two jumped out of the vehicle and fled the area on foot. A short while later, officers saw the teens about a mile down the road and tried to stop them. The teens then ran but were detained after a brief chase.

    This reminded me of a saying I saw on a T shirt ad:

    “I can’t do snapchat or tik tok but I can write in cursive, do math without a calculator and tell time on a clock with hands”. It could have added “and drive a stick shift”

  5. jdge1 April 8, 2023 / 8:34 pm

    We live in a broken world where satan is running rampant, creating chaos, sowing despair, hurt, & anger so we will lose hope in the existence of God and the glory of His salvation. People are traumatized by a sense of rejection because they’ve turned from God and pinned their hopes in places where salvation is never found. The devious works of satan are designed to insnare, keeping us focused on things that meant to forever enslave us. Money, fame, status, material goods, worldly pleasures… are tools used against us, intent to keep our eyes from turning toward God. How often do we hear things like; ‘Why is God doing this to me”, or “What kind of God would allow this to happen”? This is satan’s ruse, getting people to project his evil onto God.

    It is through the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus that our sins are paid for and forgiven. All we have to do is humbly accept God’s gift to all mankind.

    I wish everyone a Happy Easter, to find peace in their hearts and unity with His love.

    • Amazona April 8, 2023 / 9:11 pm

      So well said. Thank you, and have a happy and blessed Easter as well

  6. Cluster April 9, 2023 / 9:41 am

    Happy Easter everyone. HE has Risen!!!

    So I did a bucket list item on Friday and went and saw Sting at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas … and he was amazing. I really liked how he opened the show with just a guitar and a story. He told us of the day in 1977 when he quit his teaching job to join a band and tour around Britain making just enough money to buy breakfast, coffee, and enough gas to get to the next show. He would stay in low rent motels along side the “ladies of the evening” and that’s when he said he wrote the first lyrics to a song that changed his life ….

    “Roxanne, you don’t have to put on the red light”

    If you have a chance to see him perform … don’t miss it.

  7. Cluster April 9, 2023 / 9:53 am

    We will never have a civil society that moves forward in any constructive way until people can get control of their emotions …

    Racism row rocks MLS as San Jose Earthquakes striker Jeremy Ebobisse says he heard a racist remark from a New York Red Bulls player during Saturday’s game

    He “heard” a racist remark and this stopped the game for 20 minutes and now has created turmoil in the MLS. Who gives a f**k what he heard? It’s not about you honey.

    • Amazona April 9, 2023 / 10:23 am

      This is the natural outcome of the strategy of the Left to convince the weak minded that “words are violence”.

      Suck it up, Buttercup, and get on with your life. You’re a guy. You’re an athlete. Why are you collapsing in tearful distress at the sound of a WORD? Or why are you turning over control of your emotions to someone else who now knows he can flip you out just by saying a WORD? What the hell is wrong with you?

      Think of “racism” as nothing more than a difference of opinion. This guy thinks that skin color coveys some characteristic. So what? Jeremy probably harbors some racist ideas of his own, if he is so invested in race. But the chances are that the other guy doesn’t really think skin color is that big a deal.

      I’ve put this out for discussion with friends before. What do you think? That very few who use “racist” terms do so because they really believe that skin color is related to character, intelligence, etc but that is is usually just an identifier. That is, that a heavyset ginger-haired woman can go stomping into her office, all ticked off because “some fat red-haired bitch ran a red light and almost hit me”. This does not mean she is prejudiced against (1) fat people, (2) people with red hair, or (3) women. It’s just identifiers.

      Racial terms are also used for trash-talking, instead of comments about mamas and girlfriends. BFD. Is “hey, n****r” really worse that “that’s what your mama said last night”?

      And racial terms are often, if not usually, really references to culture rather than to race. Unless there is an actual scientific relationship between melanin and thuggery, stupidity or toxic resentment I’m going with distaste for certain elements of certain cultures far more than actual conviction that skin tone alone is an issue.

      OF COURSE our totally dysfunctional government is part of this. The FBI has a list of terms to watch out for, because they are “code words” for all sorts of very very bad scary things, including (and I kid you not) incel terrorism. The word “Chad” is a “race-specific term used to describe an idealized version of a male who is successful at gaining sexual and romantic attention from women,” according to the FBI list of key terms. The female version of this is “Stacey.” This is what happens when an agency is trying to create crimes instead of going after those who are really criminals. “Using terms like “looksmaxxing,” “Chad,” and “Stacy” will get you on an @FBI list for “Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism.”

      I guess if you’re scouring the Internet for references to Chad and Stacey you’re too busy to do face recognition on those LEOs who incited the violence on January 6 or those scary Antifa dudes.

    • Amazona April 9, 2023 / 10:43 am

      Several years ago I took two female employees with me on a trip to California to look at some horses. One was a Lib—not political, just sucked into the various narratives—and one wasn’t. The other once told me “You and I are sisters, just separated by 30 years and different parents.” So you know what she was like.

      Anyway, Karen (and that’s really her name) got all fluttery over some word that really wasn’t related to anything and said there should be sensitivity training so people wouldn’t talk like that. And it was “OK, Karen—game on!” and the other girl and I, without even discussing it, started off on a weeklong bout of using the most racist terms possible. But in a concerned, Liberal way, of course. So one of us might see some black children and say “You know, we need sensitivity training so people don’t talk about pickaninnies”. We mined our considerable combined vocabularies for every single word or phrase that had ever been used in a derogatory way about any race or physical condition, piously suggesting that this was another area that called for sensitivity training.

      It was, admittedly, cruel. And it was, admittedly, a lot of fun. What made it fun was that the other girl and I harbored absolutely zero bias toward any of the categories we referenced. She had been on a college basketball team and roomed with black girls and never had a flicker of racial prejudice. I had hung out with black musicians in my old dating-a-musician days, and spent many happy hours being the only other white face in a room full of music lovers. We both dismissed judging people by the color of their skin as the ultimate proof of stupidity and bad character. But that didn’t mean we couldn’t torture our little Lib, and we did.

      • Cluster April 9, 2023 / 11:44 am

        Great story and reminded me of the clip below. America needs more people like Morgan Freeman

  8. Cluster April 9, 2023 / 12:18 pm

    This will not end well for Bud Light. And I hope other corporations take notice that pandering to mental illness, is not a good business strategy

    Bud Light loses its fizz: Beer giant has not posted on social media for more than a WEEK amid Dylan Mulvaney partnership that sparked furious backlash

    • Amazona April 9, 2023 / 12:49 pm

      There needs to be a movement against ESG ratings, which is what are driving support of the Left by companies. Forget Jesse Jackson’s blackmail of companies by threatening to call them racist if they didn’t donate to him—the ESG scam is far more expansive and sophisticated.

      Maybe a movement telling companies not to worry because we will support them if they just say no to the blackmail would start to break up the log jam. Maybe stockholders telling their companies to stop throwing billions down the rat holes to finance anti-American radical Leftism will start to make a difference. I don’t know.

  9. Cluster April 9, 2023 / 12:27 pm

    Democrats are starting another war. You know for a bunch of men who want to be women, they sure do like killing people overseas.

    The U.S. Navy has deployed a guided-missile submarine capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk missiles to the Middle East, a spokesman said Saturday, in what appeared to be a show of force toward Iran following recent tensions.

    • Amazona April 9, 2023 / 12:50 pm

      On the other hand, the IRS is increasing its number of armed agents.

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