April 30, 2015

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1 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Thursday, April 30, 2015.  On this day in 1789 on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington took the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.  Note the existing building in NYC is not the original federal hall where Washington was inaugurated.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:07 AM (wlDny)

2 We are getting reports now that Freddie Grey may have injured himself intentionally.


http://fxn.ws/1DLTaj9

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:07 AM (wlDny)

3 Rand Paul is now attacking Scankles for supporting the very things she was attacking yesterday when she and Bill were in the WH.


http://fxn.ws/1bX2KbX

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:07 AM (wlDny)

4 Obama is trying to get some of his street cred back after being embarrassed in his mom jeans by Iran.


http://fxn.ws/1zsjYbH

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:08 AM (wlDny)

5 I knew it. Posting on an old ONT clearly means the morning post is up .

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 02:08 AM (c+gwp)

6 Commie Sanders has made it official.  He will embarrass himself for 2016.


http://fxn.ws/1DDICkP

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:08 AM (wlDny)

7 The FBI helped the family of the hostage who was killed a few days ago pay ransom for his release.  Note that he wasn't released, which is one of the reasons we should not be in the business of paying ransom.


http://fxn.ws/1Ai8HFS

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:08 AM (wlDny)

8 The Nepal death toll is now over 5,000.


http://fxn.ws/1DWAEna

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:08 AM (wlDny)

9 Pope Francis continues his foray into liberal politics.  Now taking on the so-called income inequality gap that the commies push.  It is past time for this one to step down before he destroys the church.


http://bit.ly/1GHEaWN

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:09 AM (wlDny)

10 RIP Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch at 91.


http://fxn.ws/1QMYE65

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:09 AM (wlDny)

11 Lawyers representing arrested rioters are complaining that their bail is set too high.  Tough shit I way.


http://cbsloc.al/1DDJRAg

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:09 AM (wlDny)

12 Stupid Moonbeam wants to run the rest of the businesses out of CA via executive order.


http://nyti.ms/1dtpEIp

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:09 AM (wlDny)

13 Disney now hiring foreign IT workers to replace Americans.


http://bit.ly/1duZghn

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:09 AM (wlDny)

14 And Obama's chief homeland security stooge refuses to investigate abuse of the "guest worker" program to replace American workers.


http://bit.ly/1bX6SbZ

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:10 AM (wlDny)

15 The NY Post excoriates Obama's call for more spending on inner city projects which have been proven to be a waste of money.  The only thing these projects do is line the pockets of cronies.


http://bit.ly/1P92keK

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:10 AM (wlDny)

16 Scankles wants a Constitutional Amendment to ban books (free speech) that are critical of her.


http://bit.ly/1Kw5tVl

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:10 AM (wlDny)

17 An off-duty femal police officer acting as a Walmart guard was stabbed 14 times in a surprise ambush attack by a black THUG who said he wants to get even for police brutality against blacks.  I blame the MFM, Holder, and Obama.


http://bit.ly/1GygYri

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:10 AM (wlDny)

18 A federal judge in Houston has ruled that the DEA is not liable for damages and the death of a truck driver in a botched sting operation.   We no longer have law in this country.


http://bit.ly/1GyhzJF

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:11 AM (wlDny)

19 DAY 905 558 to go (631 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:11 AM (St6BJ)

20 Unrest in Baltimore continues as outside agitators stir the pot still.  And the Black female mayor is responsible for the initial mess.  She told the police to stand down and let them riot; "its only property".


http://bit.ly/1Ajl5VX

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:11 AM (wlDny)

21 SCOTUS slaps down Obama's and Holder's EEOC thugs once again in one of the strongest rebukes yet.  When are they going to hold them in contempt since they keep ignoring the rulings?


http://washex.am/1Q12kzP

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:11 AM (wlDny)

22 A House committee has approved a bill for a floor vote that would allow States to ignore the EPA.  A move designed to piss Obama off and force him to veto it.


http://washex.am/1ETEKDf

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:11 AM (wlDny)

23 Heritage looks at a 2013 case in which Justice Kennedy said that States had authority over marriage and not the federal government.


http://dailysign.al/1bXaZF0

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (wlDny)

24 I'm shocked! The NYPD took no shit last night and made mass arrests. Good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (St6BJ)

25 another "poor" animal out west is "threatened".   This has got to be one of the most abused laws ever passed.


http://fxn.ws/1DXYizy

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (wlDny)

26 The Daily Deals



http://amzn.to/1GJHfsi


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (wlDny)

27 Thanks, Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (VPLuQ)

28 @2 Doesn't matter. They will come up with something. The police falsifying reports. Or they made a deal under the table with the other prisoner. They could show a video of Freddie Gray pulling a trigger on himself, and they would think it was doctored. That's just the mindset of the anarchists.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (pGuFw)

29 @2 Doesn't matter. They will come up with something. The police falsifying reports. Or they made a deal under the table with the other prisoner. They could show a video of Freddie Gray pulling a trigger on himself, and they would think it was doctored. That's just the mindset of the anarchists.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 02:12 AM (pGuFw)

30 8 bastard GOP scum stood with SCOAMF in voting down Rubio's simple amendment to the sell-out Iran surrender document. Damn them to Hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:13 AM (St6BJ)

31 Reports of another ship taken by Iran. Perhaps if we were to pay them, they would not prey on shipping. Maybe create a Federal level tax to fund it. We could call it a Tribute Tax maybe.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:14 AM (VPLuQ)

32 Oops sorry for double post.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 02:14 AM (pGuFw)

33 31 Reports of another ship taken by Iran. Perhaps if we were to pay them, they would not prey on shipping. Maybe create a Federal level tax to fund it. We could call it a Tribute Tax maybe. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 07:14 AM (VPLuQ) Danegeld.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2015 02:14 AM (mx5oN)

34 "Danegeld." I like it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 02:15 AM (VPLuQ)

35 I am shocked ... shocked I say ... to learn that riots have spread to various cities.


Not shocked to see Vic doing his thing.  Somebody give that man his own thread.  Dude works harder than most of the regulars around here.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (oKFzc)

36 yeah thanks Vic

Posted by: Truly St. Cyr at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (79bRZ)

37 Vic is a mensch.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (mx5oN)

38 28  They could show a video of Freddie Gray pulling a trigger on himself, and they would think it was doctored. That's just the mindset of the anarchists.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 30, 2015 07:12 AM (pGuFw)


These are the same commie shit stirrers who invaded Ferguson from Oakland and Shitcago.  If I was the gov of MD I would have everyone of them rounded up on conspiracy charges and I would prosecute them on conspiracy to overthrow State and City government.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (wlDny)

39 Maybe create a Federal level tax to fund it.
We could call it a Tribute Tax maybe.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 07:14 AM (VPLuQ)


Jizya

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:16 AM (fwARV)

40 Morning, Vic and J.J. Yes, this Pope is going to destroy the Catholic church. I had my first billing when when a local pastor, who makes no secret of his love of communism and lefty policies in general, was deliriously giddy over "Frankie's" (I shit you not) election.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 02:18 AM (c+gwp)

41 39 Jizya Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 07:16 AM (fwARV) Jiz ME?! The Bill Clinton Tax. He'll make it stick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:18 AM (St6BJ)

42
The LCF speaks:

Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that he has never seen a Hispanic person begging for money on the street.

"I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler. And the reason is: In our community it would be shameful to be begging on the street," Cruz said, recalling a conversation he once had with a Latino businessman on the topic.

http://tinyurl.com/ndnwxjw



Unlike you lazy non-Hispanics. La Raza!

Also, thousands of children selling gum on Mexico City's streets could no be reached for comment.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:19 AM (kdS6q)

43 Billing = inkling.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 02:19 AM (c+gwp)

44 Pope Francis has added his voice to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's 'scandalous' that women earn less than men for doing the same job. So the Red Pope will now allow women priests and apy all clergy the same? If nuns are prevented from entering high paid church jobs, how can they even get paid for doing the same job?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:20 AM (iQIUe)

45 38 These are the same commie shit stirrers who invaded Ferguson from Oakland and Shitcago. If I was the gov of MD I would have everyone of them rounded up on conspiracy charges and I would prosecute them on conspiracy to overthrow State and City government. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 07:16 AM (wlDny) The money goes straight to George Soros. President Sefton would arrest him, charge him with sedition and freeze his assets.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:20 AM (St6BJ)

46 40  Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 07:18 AM (c+gwp)


I was reading a book a couple of weeks ago where it talked about a minister in the last days who was a charismatic preacher who fooled a large part of the population into worshiping the anti-Christ.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:20 AM (wlDny)

47
In governing news, the party of lower taxes:

Ssen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has assembled a bipartisan rump group around a proposal to empower states to collect sales taxes from online sellers outside their borders. At the same time, a loose coalition of retailers, state officials and allied groups is trying to rally support for the plan in both chambers of Congress.

Retailers and others are coalescing behind Chaffetz because of House Republican resistance to the main online sales tax bill in the Senate (S 69 , sponsored by Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo. A similar measure passed the Senate easily in 2013 but died in the House.

http://tinyurl.com/q7ha8aw

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:21 AM (kdS6q)

48 So now that "thug" has been deemed highly offensive by the Language Commissars we can count on an end to to the use of  the term "Rethuglican " by the tolerance loving left?

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at April 30, 2015 02:21 AM (1BQGO)

49 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials shut down the planned release of an undocumented immigrant with drug-resistant tuberculosis Amazing...

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:21 AM (iQIUe)

50 "I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler." Please sir do you have $5 my van is almost out of gas and I'm trying to get home to run for president.

Posted by: Tedro Cruz at April 30, 2015 02:23 AM (JdEZJ)

51 47  Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 07:21 AM (kdS6q)



Yes, a coalition of RINOs trying to join with Dems to raise taxes.  The Supremes ruled this unconstitutional long ago. But liberals don't give a crap, they will keep going back to try again.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:23 AM (wlDny)

52 The Clinton Global Initiative is nothing more than an International Money Laundering Scheme A short list of offenses... 1. Money Laundering 2. Mail Fraud 3. Embezzelment 4. Tax Fraud 5. Obstruction of Justice and Evidence Tampering 6. Conspiracy

Posted by: franksalterego at April 30, 2015 02:25 AM (Fh+WR)

53 Serious question:  Has anybody ever heard of anybody ever getting a job by completing a govt. "job training program"  Because I have seen that solution to urban problem trotted out about 10,000 times the last 30 years and have never met a single working person that mentioned completing one of those training programs.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at April 30, 2015 02:27 AM (1BQGO)

54
Meanwhile, back at the California University system:

UC Riverside's recent decision to stop selling the Sabra brand of hummus owned by an Israeli company because of a student groups request was a mistake, school officials said Wednesday.

The bad had been in response to a letter sent to the schools vice president of internal affairs and student government leaders. Students for Justice in Palestine said campus restaurants selling Sabra brand hummus violated the university's "Tartan Soul", a reference to the values associated with campus mascot Scotty Highlander.

http://tinyurl.com/pjoyt93


Don't often see a mascot slogan cited as an authoritative document.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:28 AM (kdS6q)

55 If a crime falls in the Clinton forest does it make a noise if nobody recognizes it?

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:28 AM (wlDny)

56 Never did the early morning comment section before. Very good stuff! Very entertaining too.

Posted by: debiesam at April 30, 2015 02:29 AM (q/Oll)

57 "Yes, this Pope is going to destroy the Catholic church. I had my first billing when when a local pastor, who makes no secret of his love of communism and lefty policies in general, was deliriously giddy over "Frankie's" (I shit you not) election." I'd say come over to the Lutheran side, cept we have some leaders who are loving that Common Core Crap -- I still pray there's hope for them!

Posted by: Ruth at April 30, 2015 02:29 AM (oo88B)

58 Also, thousands of children selling gum on Mexico City's streets could no be reached for comment. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 07:19 AM

Has someone fed Cruz some bad choom? He is either finding out how difficult do-it-yourself pandering can be, or his Inner Idiot is beginning to show through, and not in a good way.

Damn, I was hoping ol' Senor Teodoro was going to be easy to vote for. Not so sure now....

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at April 30, 2015 02:29 AM (P8YHq)

59 Nearly broke a finger last night helping a neighbor fix a broken garage door opener. Deep bone bruise. I've never had a green thumb, but for now, I have a purple pinky. Youch. Mornin' 'rons!

Posted by: Citizen X at April 30, 2015 02:29 AM (7ObY1)

60 I'm trying to watch The Flash but it is awful. Was Ace on drugs when he gave it good reviews? The acting is terrible. It's just a bunch of young actors who are not convincing just good looking. Sheesh! Horrible.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:30 AM (iQIUe)

61

Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.  Thanks for the news, Vic.

 

Here's a Tony Curtis story:

 

After the war, Curtis studied acting at the New School in Greenwich Village, where one of his classmates was Walter Matthau.  As it turned out, Curtis was the first to be snapped up by Hollywood.

 

It was a cold, rainy New York day, and Matthau, drenched to the skin, was wearily waiting for a bus when he heard someone call, "Wally - hey, Wally!"  Looking around, Matthau saw Curtis waving to him from the back of a long, elegant limousine.  Leaving his place in line, Matthau loped over to the car.

 

"Well, hi, Bernie," he smiled.  "What's new?"*

 

Curtis flashed a wolfish grin.   "I just fucked Yvonne DeCarlo!"

 

And with a laugh, he rolled up the window and drove off, leaving Matthau to wilt in the rain.

 

Here's the  Ronald Reagan fan  Miss DeCarlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton) in her first big success, 1945s  Salome, Where She Danced:

 

http://goo.gl/7ioVw3

 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

 

*Curtis' real name was Bernard Schwartz.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2015 02:30 AM (zF6Iw)

62 Don't often see a mascot slogan cited as an authoritative document. Hummus to be replaced by haggis. Sticking with their tartan soul.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at April 30, 2015 02:31 AM (EMYzF)

63 up all night watching these lefty streamers trying to start trouble in Baltimore.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:31 AM (iQIUe)

64 *Curtis' real name was Bernard Schwartz. OK I just have to say it. Use the Schwartz Bernie!

Posted by: freaked at April 30, 2015 02:33 AM (JdEZJ)

65 This Peter Santelli guy is a real snake. CNN is reporting that they have insuff evid to file charges against BPD.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:34 AM (iQIUe)

66 Danegeld. Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2015 07:14 AM (mx5oN) Jizya. And no. It's not what some of your dirty 'ron minds are thinking.

Posted by: Anonymous Scandi Hobo who doesn't want to be turned into Jerky at April 30, 2015 02:34 AM (AJmCP)

67

Pope Francis continues his foray into liberal politics. Now taking on the so-called income inequality gap that the commies push. It is past time for this one to step down before he destroys the church.

 

Well, I'm no expert in the politics of the Roman Curia, but I put some of the blame  on Benedict's shoulders, for not speaking out and putting the smack down on some of Francis' idiocy.  Sitting in silence while the Church is hijacked to further  socialism is just as bad as actively aiding it, IMO.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2015 02:34 AM (zF6Iw)

68 61 *Curtis' real name was Bernard Schwartz. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2015 07:30 AM (zF6Iw) When Tony was first hitting his stride, he took his father - an old Hungarian Jewish man - to a swanky Hollywood party. Tony introduced his dad to John Huston, and when the father extended his hand to the director he said, solidly "Schwartz." John Huston said, "Oh, Mr. Curtis, it's nice to meet you but why did you change your name? It was so beautiful."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:35 AM (St6BJ)

69 65 This Peter Santelli guy is a real snake. CNN is reporting that they have insuff evid to file charges against BPD. Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 07:34 AM (iQIUe) The best evidence Federal money can fabricate.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 02:35 AM (St6BJ)

70 Well, actually, regarding Ted Cruz' s comment, I, uh, have to agree based soley on my own empirical evidence. And, working out and about in the Loop, I see at least 20 or so bums/panhandlers every day. I'd say slightly more blacks than whites, but not by much. The craziest ones, the ones who rave and are wrapped in feces-smeared quilts, etc., tend to be older black guys. And I do give money to bums. I just do. I always have the stupid, naive notion that a dollar and a kind word might make a difference in one person's life. I know if I were ever that desperate it would mean something to me.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 02:36 AM (c+gwp)

71 Never did the early morning comment section before. Very good stuff! Very entertaining too.

 

Posted by: debiesam at April 30, 2015 07:29 AM (q/Oll)

 

**passes coffee and pastries through USB port**

 

Welcome aboard!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2015 02:36 AM (zF6Iw)

72
In stuff CAC used to post about before he swam upstream to spawn news:

The New Horizons space probe has returned the first "better than Hubble"* images of Pluto. Still just a few pixels across, but eggheads see evidence for a polar cap in the pictures.

Still a couple of months away from the really good pics.

*resolution, not faintness

http://tinyurl.com/mdxxfp3

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:36 AM (kdS6q)

73 You know there is a vast right wing conspiracy which is actively attempting to block the activities of the vast left wing conspiracy? This has to end.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton [/i] at April 30, 2015 02:37 AM (xQX/f)

74 2 We are getting reports now that Freddie Grey may have injured himself intentionally.

http://fxn.ws/1DLTaj9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 07:07 AM (wlDny)

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Vic, thanks for all the links.

This nonsense about Freddie Gray 'injuring himself' I find offense to common sense and plausibility. It pains me to see comments here and on other 'righty' blogs that happily accept an anonymously sourced jail-house snitch's vague insinuations about banging noises to write the Baltimore problem off as another manufactured "hands up, don't shoot" case.... It is not. There seems to be a history of arrestees' with broken necks in Baltimore.

There is a very informative historical writeup at Baltimore Sun-

http://tinyurl.com/mxwzvqd


Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 02:40 AM (2UpXV)

75 Well, actually, regarding Ted Cruz' s comment, I, uh, have to agree based soley on my own empirical evidence. And, working out and about in the Loop, I see at least 20 or so bums/panhandlers every day. I'd say slightly more blacks than whites, but not by much. Don't need to panhandle when there's 20 govermental departments that will never turn you down for benefits soley due to the ethnicity of your last name.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at April 30, 2015 02:40 AM (EMYzF)

76
Well, actually, regarding Ted Cruz' s comment, I, uh, have to agree based soley on my own empirical evidence.
Posted by: Gem



Well, based on my experience, unlike the LCF's, of actually living in a ":transitioned" neighborhood, I disagree.

Although, the locals who stole my lawnmowers and went into business for themselves are no doubt a shining example of the Latino entrepreneurial spirit.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:41 AM (kdS6q)

77 This nonsense about Freddie Gray 'injuring himself' I find offense to common sense and plausibility. Your concern is noted.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 02:43 AM (KTiWT)

78 Well, actually, regarding Ted Cruz' s comment, I, uh, have to agree based soley on my own empirical evidence.  Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2015 07:36 AM

The truth -- or untruth -- of teh Croozer's comment isn't the issue. In fact, I tend to be in agreement with it.

What matters (at least to me) is that it was a dumb damn remark to make, unnecessary and carrying a strong whiff of pandering with it. I mean, I've never seen an Asian panhandling...so what? Maybe they do, maybe they don't.

There have almost always been minor candidates who said batshit-crazy stuff. P.S. they didn't become president.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at April 30, 2015 02:45 AM (P8YHq)

79
In stuff of nightmares news:

Scientists Find New Dinosaur With Bat-Like Wings

Among newly discovered, 160-million-year-old, fossils in northeastern China is one of Yi qi. a pigeon-sized dinosaur without feathered wings. Instead, Yi qi has a long bone extending from the wrist, which resembles the structure of bat wings.

http://tinyurl.com/pe4pw46

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:47 AM (kdS6q)

80 Other righty blogs...Oh, you mean like CNN?

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2015 02:47 AM (GgxVX)

81

I find offense to common sense and plausibility.

 

That is exactly what I think whenever I hear a talking head on some MFM channel.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 30, 2015 02:48 AM (tjj0w)

82 Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 07:40 AM (2UpXV)

Listen, douche, we know Freddie died of a broken neck.

We DON'T know how his neck was broken.  Most of us would rather find out how it happened and if (read that again: if) any inappropriate force was used before we condemn en masse an entire city's police department. 

Pre-supposing inappropriate force, we'd then like to see the judicial system work though the issue with all appropriate trials, juries, verdicts, et al.

What we DON'T want to see, support, condone or accept is a select populace deciding it already knows everything, has all the facts and has taken upon itself the full and sole roles of judge, jury and executioner. 

No one's saying Freddie deserved to die.  No one's saying that unnecessary death at the hands of the police is acceptable.  What we're saying is: 'let the facts come out before we start lighting shit on fire.'

If that's in any way unclear or confusing, I respectfully suggest that Mrs. Krabappel's class might be a better place for you to continue your education.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:49 AM (fwARV)

83 WaPo is reporting the self injury story as is CNN.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 02:49 AM (iQIUe)

84 dammit

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:49 AM (fwARV)

85 Serious question: Has anybody ever heard of anybody ever getting a job by completing a govt. "job training program" Because I have seen that solution to urban problem trotted out about 10,000 times the last 30 years and have never met a single working person that mentioned completing one of those training programs. During the Reagan years -- when employment was skyrocketing -- my state had some sort of subsidy to train workers. I had to personally device a training schedule that would take someone from unknowledgeable to competent in something like eight to twelve weeks. We paid about half, the state paid the other half of the persons salary. At the end of that time the apprentice was actually pretty decent. Then he got into drugs and became a nightmare. Factory was buzzing, productivity at an alltime high, and he would 'no call, no show' over and over again.

Posted by: Sir Edmund Hillary Clinton [/i] at April 30, 2015 02:49 AM (xQX/f)

86 ..."What matters (at least to me) is that it was a dumb damn remark to make, unnecessary and carrying a strong whiff of pandering... Posted by: MrScribbler at April 30, 2015 07:45 AM (P8YHq) I never like it when people make general statements, but if you read the whole story he's trying to make a case that Republicans/Conservatives shouldn't throw in the towel on the Latino vote. I think we all have our own experiences, in our own communities with pan handlers, so making the general statement might have been careless, but his overall point was a good one.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 02:50 AM (KTiWT)

87 I'm not believing any rumors or reports.  I'm waiting for forensics and autopsy to come out.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 30, 2015 02:51 AM (oVJmc)

88 Now that I think about it I've never seen a Peruvian panhandler either.

Posted by: freaked at April 30, 2015 02:52 AM (JdEZJ)

89  I'm not believing any rumors or reports. I'm waiting for forensics and autopsy to come out.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 30, 2015 07:51 AM (oVJmc)


Well then you're a racist.

/media everywhere

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 02:52 AM (fwARV)

90 stinkin' scankles sock off

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 02:52 AM (xQX/f)

91
[Cruz is] trying to make a case that Republicans/Conservatives shouldn't throw in the towel on the Latino vote.
Posted by: spypeach




Marginal utility, unintended consequences and self interested appeal to "historic first".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 02:57 AM (kdS6q)

92 88 Now that I think about it I've never seen a Peruvian panhandler either. Posted by: freaked at April 30, 2015 07:52 AM (JdEZJ) Ride the NYC subway. Our panhandlers truly are a melting pot of humanity.

Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 02:57 AM (S1/Kn)

93 Morning, 'rons.

Posted by: DangerGirl at April 30, 2015 02:58 AM (AoLFQ)

94 It got down to 43F here this morning.  When is this winter going to be over?  More evidence of the pending ice age.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 02:58 AM (wlDny)

95 "Yes, this Pope is going to destroy the Catholic church" No, he's not. I'm not a fan of his, but the Church has weathered much worse Popes in the past. (He's good in some ways, terrible when it comes to economics and has the odd idea that all of his passing opinions on everything need to be shared with the world.) I wish we had a better leader at this point in history, but please, some perspective. The Church has been around for 2000 years. Of course, I'm looking at it from a certain perspective: "On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." I'm worried sick about my country. The church, not so much.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 30, 2015 02:58 AM (+XMAD)

96 Marginal utility, unintended consequences and self interested appeal to "historic first". Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 07:57 AM (kdS6q) Well it's clear you don't like Cruz, which is fine, but who do you like?

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 02:58 AM (KTiWT)

97 Has middle class Hillary ever rode the NY subway?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 30, 2015 03:00 AM (tjj0w)

98 I called the rioters in Bmore thugs. My racism knows no bounds!

Posted by: DangerGirl at April 30, 2015 03:00 AM (AoLFQ)

99 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 07:49 AM (fwARV)

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I'm a douche, thanks for that insult. Really elevating the discussion.

All that stuff you said about waiting for all the facts, not starting riots, etc, etc. You seem to be projecting all kind righteous indignation towards my comment. All my comment was about is how the jail house snitch based story about Freddie May breaking his own neck is obvious drivel.   If you are in to point scoring, why not look at how promoting dumb talking points just loses "your side" "points"

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:00 AM (2UpXV)

100
Well it's clear you don't like Cruz, which is fine, but who do you like?
Posted by: spypeach



That has no bearing on the accuracy and political intent of Cruz's statement.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 03:01 AM (kdS6q)

101 Please-The Pope will not destroy the church . Don't you think that in the entire history of the Papacy there haven't been bad Popes-if you consider this Pope one of them? There haven't been big crises in the papacy? Com'on now Think Avignon and the great schism. Matthew 16:18 says "on this rock I will build my church and gates of hell will not prevail against it." You really shouldn't have a Protestant pastor tell you this. ;^) but go to someone Catholic (Bannion?) who is studying to be a Permanent Deacon. From this Protestant'sperspective, "on this rock I will build my church" means Peter's declaration that Jesus is the Messiah-the chosen one of God is the rock and the church is made up of people who profess that and desire to live as his disciples. practicing submission to God and desire to be transformed into the image of Christ. Guys-Ask for the Holy Spirit to give you spiritual strength and practice those disciples to aid in that. You RC's also have a whole lot of Saints you can ask to pray for you and the church and is not Mary considered the patron of the Americas?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2015 03:01 AM (DXzRD)

102 92 88 Now that I think about it I've never seen a Peruvian panhandler either. Posted by: freaked at April 30, 2015 07:52 AM (JdEZJ) Ride the NYC subway. Our panhandlers truly are a melting pot of humanity. Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 07:57 AM (S1/Kn) There are Mexican mariachis. I shit you not. They go from car to car, two guitars and an accordion. Better them than the THUGS who come on with a boom box and start break dancing and swinging from the poles.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 03:03 AM (St6BJ)

103 97 Has middle class Hillary ever rode the NY subway? Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 30, 2015 08:00 AM (tjj0w) Let's attach her feet to the 3rd rail . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 03:04 AM (St6BJ)

104 In today's dollars my factory 'apprentice' would have been earning about $40,000 a year. But drugs were rampant. So 'apprentice' would come to work high or drunk. As employer do you use that persons limited ability to reason and hope they sober up after a few hours, taking the risk they'll hurt themselves or damage expensive equipment, or send them home? Like a Dickens novel -- it was best of times, worst of times.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 03:04 AM (xQX/f)

105 Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 08:00 AM (2UpXV)

Look, Hector, I know that there isn't a whole lot going on in your life, and that's too bad.  Truly, it is.  I'm sure the library has some resources for you to help get involved in more things.

And no, it's not obvious drivel.  It's a claim that needs to be investigated.  You've clearly lived a sheltered life, but people DO hurt themselves, they DO attempt to do things which are not in their self interests in order to hurt others.

That's just true.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 03:04 AM (fwARV)

106 That has no bearing on the accuracy and political intent of Cruz's statement. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 08:01 AM (kdS6q) Perhaps not, but it does have bearing on your obvious bias against him. I was just curious as to who you support.

Posted by: spypeach at April 30, 2015 03:05 AM (KTiWT)

107 Mom & dad are fighting again!

Posted by: Ruth at April 30, 2015 03:06 AM (oo88B)

108 I'm not believing any rumors or reports. I'm waiting for forensics and autopsy to come out. I am sadly indifferent. Police abuse we have always had with us. The rioting has no excuse and needs to be stopped.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 30, 2015 03:06 AM (rwI+c)

109 As for pandering for Hispanic votes I think Bush did the best there of any candidate and he didn't get much above 40% in 2004 and there is a lot of debate on that number being based on a faulty poll. Romney got 28% and historically Hispanics vote 75% for Dems.  Why is that?  Because outside of the Cuban community around Miami they like their free shit too.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 03:06 AM (wlDny)

110
In observations, it occurred to me that, with the unrest in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore and the rest, the upcoming Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield boxing match, where the most recent Republican Presidential candidate is going to attempt to thrash a black man, is going to provide some interesting optics.

Seems tailor made for Youtube clips and Daily Show snark fodder.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 03:07 AM (kdS6q)

111 They got the final reports on the Madison shooting two weeks ago and they are sitting on it. I guess they are trying to figure out how they can screw this cop.This was the kid high on mushrooms who was attacking people and attacked the cop.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 30, 2015 03:08 AM (iQIUe)

112 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 30, 2015 08:03 AM (St6BJ) At the 74th St-Roosevelt Ave station, there is always a group of musicians playing on the mezzanine the Peruvian Andes flute music. They draw large crowds, but I doubt they collect much cash. They even wear those silly Peruvian knit/wool hats with earflaps.

Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 03:08 AM (S1/Kn)

113 80 Other righty blogs...Oh, you mean like CNN?

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2015 07:47 AM (GgxVX)

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I'm writing this as I've read several comments on other blogs, in response to the "Freddeie May broke his own neck" story, that were obviously from people that didn't read the WaPo article (now picked up by CNN) .... that sources "I heard banging around" from an anonymous jail house snitch. It's total mud in the water BS, compared to the other provable information (video, multiple witnesses) and basic history of whats been happening in Baltimore for years. If any of you would like to keep commenting on whether the "snitch story" has merit, please read the Sun article from yesterday about the various detainees with broken necks, and the tens of millions in liability Baltimore has been paying for past situations that exactly match the Freddie May event.   
http://tinyurl.com/mxwzvqd       Be informed?

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:09 AM (2UpXV)

114 101  Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2015 08:01 AM (DXzRD)


I beg to differ.  If he keeps drifting into left wing politics he certainly will because left wing politics and the church community just do not mix well.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 03:09 AM (wlDny)

115 "While I do not have all the facts yet, I am certain that the Police acted stupidly"

Posted by: Some random Idiot, with an open mind at April 30, 2015 03:09 AM (VPLuQ)

116 "And no, it's not obvious drivel. It's a claim that needs to be investigated. You've clearly lived a sheltered life, but people DO hurt themselves, they DO attempt to do things which are not in their self interests in order to hurt others.

That's just true."

Damn straight. How many people have seen some drunk banging his or her head on the window of a Cop Car after getting arrested? That happens about 100 times a day in this Country.

No one knows exactly what was wrong with Mr. Gray but if the story is true the indications that he was higher than the proverbial Kite could be true.

Those under the influence of drugs and booze have a way of not understanding just what kind of damage they can do to themselves.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 30, 2015 03:09 AM (wQ7l/)

117
it does have bearing on your obvious bias against him.
Posted by: spypeach



Not really, because it's an obvious Appeal to Motive and Poisoning the Well logical fallacy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 03:11 AM (kdS6q)

118 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2015 08:01 AM (DXzRD) Well said as always, Fenelon. Also, criticizing Benedict for not criticizing Francis is rather absurd. Do you really think it would help the Church to have the former Pope quarreling and taking issue with the present one, the way ex-Democrat presidents do with GOP presidents? Over political (not theological) questions like economics and global warming? I can't think of anything more damaging to the Church than that.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 30, 2015 03:12 AM (+XMAD)

119 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 08:04 AM (fwARV)

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Obviously your intellectual reasoning capability is capped at "possible." A whole world of understanding is open to those of us that grok "plausible" or "probable"

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:12 AM (2UpXV)

120 Has anybody ever heard of anybody ever getting a job by completing a govt. "job training program" I attended a job training program in 1969 to learn the Machinist, Tool & Die trade. 40 weeks, $52.00 a week, made our own tools and learned all the machines. I attended with a good friend, we both worked in the trade until we retired last year. I still do design work from home. The problem is the youths that have no HS education and are only there to collect a check, and then bring their entitled attitude to the job and the B.S. attitude "you can't tell me what to do"

Posted by: Cicero Skip at April 30, 2015 03:12 AM (FIrEF)

121 Why is it so hard to believe that Grey injured himself while he was trying to gin up a police brutality charge?

Posted by: RickZ at April 30, 2015 03:12 AM (S1/Kn)

122 If Gray was alive for a week after the injury, I wonder if the toxicology report will show anything about his state when he was arrested.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 30, 2015 03:12 AM (oVJmc)

123 After the long, and well documented history of black males acting violently towards other people, the idea that a black man would be polite to another individual flies against reason. Clearly, and black male, once accused of violence, must be guilty of same.

Posted by: Some random Idiot, with an open mind at April 30, 2015 03:13 AM (VPLuQ)

124 115 "While I do not have all the facts yet, I am certain that the Police acted stupidly"

Posted by: Some random Idiot, with an open mind at April 30, 2015 08:09 AM (VPLuQ)

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Hillarious. See #119, "probable"

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:14 AM (2UpXV)

125 118  Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 30, 2015 08:12 AM (+XMAD)


I don't want him quarreling with ex-popes or the cardinals in a manner that is public.  I want him to stick to religion and get out of politics.  If he can't do that he should resign.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 03:14 AM (wlDny)

126

Obviously your intellectual reasoning capability is capped at "possible." A whole world of understanding is open to those of us that grok "plausible" or "probable"

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 08:12 AM (2UpXV)

No, sweetheart. 

You should easily be able to prove your claim that people don't injure themselves. If you can't prove that, then you should be able to easily prove Freddie Gray was not trying to injure himself. 

If you can't prove that, then - and I'm just spitballing here - perhaps you should wait, with the rest of us, for the facts to come out.

You've taken a fact - Freddie Gray died from a broken neck suffered while in police custody - and added an assumption - The police must have directly caused or created conditions which allowed this injury - to reach your conclusion.

Refusing to acknowledge any other possibility, even when faced with people making claims which would impact the conclusions of a rational person, is not a sign of intelligence.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 03:16 AM (fwARV)

127 "-----------Hillarious. See #119, "probable"" Go home. Grab your protest sign. Hold your Binky tightly for comfort. If you are incapable of seeing the fallacy of your argument, I can not help you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:16 AM (VPLuQ)

128 I do not like Pope Groovy.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at April 30, 2015 03:16 AM (oVJmc)

129 When I attended the program, you had to be a H.S. graduate. the politicians thought that was unfair so they changed the rules so you only had to be of H.S. graduate age. that opend the flood gates to the low lifes looking for the cash. throughout my years in the trade, I met a lot of guys that went through the program and continued on.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at April 30, 2015 03:16 AM (FIrEF)

130 but people DO hurt themselves, they DO attempt to do things which are not in their self interests in order to hurt others Freddy clearly, from his rap sheet, had drug issues. Was he hanging around that project to score some smack? A guy that needs a fix will do anything to get to a hospital and score some oxy. He kept asking to go to the hospital. Would love to see a toxicology report. In white society, if Freddy was white, a drug dealer and user, multiple convictions, hanging out in our neighborhood, either buying or selling drugs, would we give one fuck about him? We'd want the police to do their job and get him off the streets. Which they did, repeatedly. Only to have him reappear.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 03:19 AM (xQX/f)

131 You've taken a fact - Freddie Gray died from a broken neck suffered while in police custody - and added an assumption - The police must have directly caused or created conditions which allowed this injury - to reach your conclusion.

Refusing to acknowledge any other possibility, even when faced with people making claims which would impact the conclusions of a rational person, is nota sign of intelligence.

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Wow, point where I said any of that? You are so full of crap man, inserting all kinds of strawmen to attack things I never said. Ridiculous! My whole point has been about the badly sourced article being used as "evidence" that a guy "was trying to hurt himself" - a narrative being introduced to deflect from real, proven, recent history, I don't here you discussing one single thing from the article I linked. You are being dishonest in trying to discuss this, and seem preoccupied with calling me names.

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:21 AM (2UpXV)

132 I want him to stick to religion and get out of politics. If he can't do that he should resign. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2015 08:14 AM (wlDny) He's going to keep on making political statements and some of them will be stupid and misguided - and he's not going to resign. So I'll sigh, wish he would keep his mouth shut and ignore his dumber political pronouncements - and I'll keep on being Catholic because Popes don't last forever and I am not required as a Catholic to believe what he says about global warming or Cuba or wealth redistribution.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 30, 2015 03:21 AM (+XMAD)

133 I don't here you discussing one single thing from the article I linked. You are being dishonest in trying to discuss this, and seem preoccupied with calling me names.

Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 08:21 AM (2UpXV)

Again, you're wrong.

Scroll back up.  Read where I said 'this claim needs to be investigated.'

Enjoy your day, Hector.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 03:23 AM (fwARV)

134 The statement by the other prisoner actually dovetails with a much earlier report stating that a witness on the street (Not the Prisoner in the van) stated that at the stop where the leg irons were placed on Freddy, as the van pulled away, there were noised consistent with a prisoner yelling, and kicking the interior sides of the van. One of the commonly offered street ideas is that Freddies spine was severed during the initial arrest, as the video recordings show the Officers holding him down with a knee to the upper back area, and his legs being limp while being dragged to the wagon for transport. These inconsistencies are clear indicators that a full investigation into the events is required, prior to anyone assuming that they know "The Truth" full

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:23 AM (VPLuQ)

135 " a narrative being introduced to deflect from real, proven, recent history" See this? This is where your logical fallacy is most clearly shown. Now get your shine box, Idiot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:25 AM (VPLuQ)

136 Remember the NOOD?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:27 AM (VPLuQ)

137 " a narrative being introduced to deflect from real, proven, recent history"

See this?

This is where your logical fallacy is most clearly shown.

Now get your shine box, Idiot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 08:25 AM (VPLuQ)


Hector doesn't think he's being unreasonable.  He truly believes the following:

"Event A has happened in the past, therefore, every event bearing any similarity to Event A must be exactly like Event A in all respects."

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 03:27 AM (fwARV)

138 One of the commonly offered street ideas is that Freddies spine was severed during the initial arrest, as the video recordings show the Officers holding him down with a knee to the upper back area, and his legs being limp while being dragged to the wagon for transport. They missed the part of the video where he is clearly standing on one leg. Then a split second later he decides to go 'limp lettuce'. Then he climbs into police van by himself. He's an actor.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 03:29 AM (xQX/f)

139 What's black and blue and Gray all over?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 30, 2015 03:29 AM (LImiJ)

140 He's an actor.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 30, 2015 08:29 AM (xQX/f)


Check your verb tenses.


(Too soon?)

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at April 30, 2015 03:30 AM (fwARV)

141 ""Event A has happened in the past, therefore, every event bearing any similarity to Event A must be exactly like Event A in all respects."" All cats eventually die. My mother passed away several years ago. Conclusion: My mother was a cat.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:30 AM (VPLuQ)

142 Then a split second later he decides to go 'limp lettuce' That is a common tactic used by some arrested people according to cops that I know.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at April 30, 2015 03:33 AM (FIrEF)

143 135 " a narrative being introduced to deflect from real, proven, recent history"

See this?

This is where your logical fallacy is most clearly shown.

Now get your shine box, Idiot.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 08:25 AM (VPLuQ)

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Ok, I'll leave a summary comment. The reality, an already present situation, or "dominant" narrative of Baltimore arestees with broken necks from "rough rides" in police vans is undisputed. It has happened several times, been found to have been the cause of death or permanent paralysis, and both civil and criminal penalties assessed in the recent past, and going back many years. To all the blustery ad hominem replies I've gotten from the emotionally charged "morons": I don't know that Freddie May was injured by a "rough ride". It's possible, and given how closely it matches past cases, logic dictates "probable".... It is *possible* he was trying to hurt himself to get some painkillers. However, IT IS NOT PROBABLE. Jail doesn't work that way. It would have been q bad gamble for him, and he would have KNOWN THAT from being through the system. It's also not PROBABLE he threw himself around the van and managed to do it hard enough to BREAK HIS OWN NECK...... Ultimately, if you believe that, you lack critical thinking skills, have insufficient deductive logic capability, or having been drinking whiskey with your coffee. /i win




Posted by: imbecilli at April 30, 2015 03:36 AM (2UpXV)

144
President Obama will announce an initiative involving the private sector that aims to expand access to digital content to low-income students, according to the White House. The Obama administration marshaled* major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students.

http://tinyurl.com/o8gqo57

*shook-down

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2015 03:38 AM (kdS6q)

145 Test?

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at April 30, 2015 03:38 AM (3F6F8)

146 "have insufficient deductive logic capability, or having been drinking whiskey with your coffee. /i win" Why, of course you do. Wanna cookie?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:39 AM (VPLuQ)

147 ----------------- Ok, I'll leave a summary comment. The reality, an already present situation, or "dominant" narrative of Baltimore arestees with broken necks from "rough rides" in police vans is undisputed. It has happened several times, been found to have been the cause of death or permanent paralysis, and both civil and criminal penalties assessed in the recent past, and going back many years. To all the blustery ad hominem replies I've gotten from the emotionally charged "morons": I don't know that Freddie May was injured by a "rough ride". It's possible, and given how closely it matches past cases, logic dictates "probable".... It is *possible* he was trying to hurt himself to get some painkillers. However, IT IS NOT PROBABLE. Jail doesn't work that way. It would have been q bad gamble for him, and he would have KNOWN THAT from being through the system. It's also not PROBABLE he threw himself around the van and managed to do it hard enough to BREAK HIS OWN NECK...... Ultimately, if you believe that, you lack critical thinking skills, have insufficient deductive logic capability, or having been drinking whiskey with your coffee. /i win How old are you? Six?

Posted by: TX ette at April 30, 2015 03:41 AM (sUJHF)

148 We all remember Bill Clinton at a funeral laughing and smiling, then -- realizing a camera is on him -- puts his head down and acts somber? Freddy Gray. The drug dealing parasite of society knew what he was doing. Apologists for him are little better.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at April 30, 2015 03:44 AM (xQX/f)

149 I remember a Baltimore city bus being involved in a vehicle accident. By the time it was over, more then 350 people had been seen by medical facilities for injuries they claimed to have received while riding that 55 passenger bus. That was one of the major reasons why video cameras were installed on MTA busses. Not for safety, but to protect the city from false lawsuits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:50 AM (VPLuQ)

150 Freddy had also just received some of that sweet lawsuit settlement money from the city concerning a Lead Paint Exposure lawsuit which both he and his twin sister Frederica had won. Freddy had apparently sold his $180,000.00 settlement paid over many years, to a firm for an upfront cash price of $18.000.00. So Freddy had already tasted the fruits of Lawsuit winnings, and with the city having a long history of paying large amounts to settle Police Brutality claims....well, who knows. The above, while based on factual events, supported by Court Records is pure speculation on my part, and has as much validity as dumbasses entire Probable vs Possible argument. Now...can I have a cookie?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2015 03:58 AM (VPLuQ)

151 Will Sanders' campaign slogan be "A fried chicken in every pot" or would that be racist? Or am I thinking of a different Sanders?

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at April 30, 2015 04:04 AM (necRc)

152 An off-duty femal police officer acting as a Walmart guard was stabbed 14 times in a surprise ambush attack by a black THUG who said he wants to get even for police brutality against blacks. I blame the MFM, Holder, and Obama. Check your privilege, Whitey.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at April 30, 2015 04:07 AM (necRc)

153 Vic, The church has survived during times of famine, persecution plague, wars, communism. They've gone underground when the church wasn't allowed. Again, The Scripture says Jesus says, "On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell with not prevail against it." Do you have hope? Is it in -in the Lord Jesus and what the Bible says or someplace else? If Roman Catholics or any other Christians are feeling hopeless about the state of the church than go to the one who established it-Jesus who promised to be with us always even unto the end of the age. Catholics have blessed spiritual resources-the Eucharist and confession, scripture and prayer. and great readings from Catholics saints and mystics and church fathers Catholics can go to Mass daily if their schedules allow. You have said you don't go to church. I'm not jugging you here-I'm just saying if you're RC you're missing out on those wonderful spiritual resources. Protestants have the Lor'd's Supper too. They have the Bible, prayer, fellowship with other believers, readings teachers of the faith some of whom spent years in jail because of their witness. I think you take a lot of time provide a great service here by providing news on every terrible thing that this administration is doing ;^) but frankly, if it were me I would be in a depressed heap on the floor if I didn't stand upon the Rock-Jesus Christ. Sorry if getting some "old time religion" here bothers you and I'm not trying too get into an argument but I look around-in the world in general and see people who are "functional Atheists" . They can use religious language and say they believe in God but they don't look to him to do anything, but hope maybe some politician might. get things straight. I find that a sad way of existing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2015 04:10 AM (DXzRD)

154 Amen, Fenelon. Imagine the power of Jesus Christ if we held a coordinated prayer for the health of our country. We do an awful lot of opining on our blogs to vent, let's spend 60 seconds of that time together in prayer to The Almighty.

Posted by: Ruth at April 30, 2015 05:42 AM (oo88B)

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