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Thursday, June 25. 2020
NYC Marathon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
A Third Of Americans Have Gained Weight Due To Coronavirus
NY, NJ, Conn. to Quarantine Visitors from Worse-Off States
Good luck with that
Here Come The Bourgeois Bolsheviks
"And all it took was one generation of neglect, just one, and poof, the reserve of bourgeois values necessary to maintain Western Civilizational disappeared. And I'm not sure it's possible to ever get it back."
NASCAR's Bubba Wallace Angry at Attacks on His Character After Fake Noose Incident
Noose stories are pretty much always fake
#FAKENOOSE STORY PROVES RACISM IS OUR NEW RELIGION
The Arrest That Led To The Riot In Madison, Wisconsin Last Night
US brands four Chinese state media outlets 'foreign missions'
Pentagon Names 20 Chinese Firms It Says Are Military-Controlled
Twitter marks Trump tweet in violation of “policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm”
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Fake Noose: He could have avoided being identified with the noose hoax phenomenon by manning up, but instead he outted himself as a pompous ass.
Our bougeois bolsheviks: Wouldn’t their time be better spent going from garage to garage eliminating garage door pull down cords?
Mr Wallace needs to study up on the First Law of Holes. As of this posting he's still at it.
America is a Capitalist country. When demand exceeds supply an entrepreneur will appear and fill the need. The Democrats are very proficient at supplying the "demand" and filling the need.
re NYC Marathon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Perhaps if they had renamed it the NYC Marathon Protest they could have proceeded with the event?
re NASCAR's Bubba Wallace Angry at Attacks on His Character After Fake Noose Incident
Then why did he go on Don LeMON's show?
Within the interview Bubba Wallace waxes poetically about how much he appreciated Steve Phelps sensitivities; and how President Phelps is just the right kind of woke-minded leader to carry NASCAR into the social justice era against the hordes of deplorable redneck rubes they are now trying to outrun. CNN host Don Lemon is giddy with praise for such an enlightened relationship and praises young Wallace for his millionaire fortitude to be able to withstand emotional pain; and yet overcome the adversity of being a victim.
Not to skim the point, the choice of CNN’s Don Lemon as a brother in the movement, facilitating Wallace’s inflection point, professional identity and first public comments since the FBI debunked the “hate crime” in question, should not be overlooked. Again, when you have to pretend not to know things, it is wise to lean upon a fellow traveler.
Within the interview Bubba Wallace accepts the FBI finding that he was not a target. However, in keeping with his new identity, Wallace doubles down on the false narrative that a “noose” was indeed created by some racist entities in NASCAR.
Wallace’s overt inference -and it isn’t at all subtle- is that racist teams are running amok in the sport, tying random nooses on garage doors, and Bubba welcomes the challenge of overcoming their racial adversity. In short, Bubba Wallace calls some of those who just joined him in a unity parade, racist NASCAR participants who tie nooses.
That victim outlook permits Wallace to further proclaim his mission to bring NASCAR to “an entirely new audience of followers” who have -in his words- demanded that he “place himself on a pedestal” to do battle with the racist NASCAR elements that surround him.
So there you have it… you can watch it in the interview. Bubba Wallace is to NASCAR as Colin Kaepernick was/is to the NFL. If he loses a sponsor, it’s racism. If he’s bumped in a race, it’s racism. If he doesn’t win, and/or as a result of poor performance questions arise about losing his ride, yep, racism.
I had no trouble with the link to conservative treehouse.
I did have a lot of trouble finding the story about 20 Chinese Companies the Pentagon says.....
I wonder why the Newsmax link is bad?
re #FAKENOOSE STORY PROVES RACISM IS OUR NEW RELIGION
A link that works
Another "mostly peaceful" demonstration in Madison, Wisconsin, last night that started with a guy haranguing restaurant patrons saying "I'm disturbing the peace and I've got a bat" (with "Black Lives Matter" helpfully painted on it, followed by his (resisted) arrest, followed by a riot that included beating up a state senator and leaving him on the ground.
I'm loving the muscular dialoguing and the re-imagining.
So to be consistent, twitter should kick off any organization that marches behind a "No Justice, No Peace" banner.
Bubba Who? Stupid sport with apparently mentally deficient participants. WGAF?
Gratified to see that Twitter is quickly losing people to Parler. I've noticed many people switching in the last couple of days.
The fool in Madison was openly brandishing a deadly weapon and threatening innocent people. There is zero doubt that his attempt was to provoke someone, that man he followed into the restaurant for example, to push him or his loudspeaker away just so he could use that as an excuse to brain him with his racist baseball bat. This is the new normal, get used to it, start carrying a gun.
Quarantining out-of-staters? Clearly provincialism is still an allowable vice, at least among Northeastern proggies. No skin off my nose, I'm avoiding NY, NJ, and CT like the plague (well, like El Gripe Chino, anyway).
Then why didn't those states (NJ and NY in particular) keep their residents from leaving home and taking Covid with them in the first place? There were comments that the virus was travelling along the routes out of those two states, presumably spread by fleeing residents.
Madison riots and protests are just an extension of being Madison. Even back a couple of years ago at the farmer's market in the square there were enlightened young people claiming 911 was an inside job and George Bush planned the entire thing. Even in the daylight there are crazies marching around Madison. Hope some of their nice restaurants have survived this latest mess.
"NYC Marathon cancelled due to coronavirus PANIC"
There, that's more accurate.
Po' BubbaBooBoo done put he-sef in da doofus box.
Just had to insert himself into a story that had nothing to do with him and then started digging and digging and now he can't stop digging.
Prior to this "story" I had never heard of Bubba beyond Bill Clinton. Now, I see BubbaBooBoo Wallace's name and shake my head at how desperate for attention some folks are.
Bubba needs to attend a few Scout meetings and learn about knots and their uses. A noose is definitely a loop, but a loop is only rarely a noose and is very useful.
Both the NFL and NASCAR peaked in popular support a few years ago. They are in a long unwinding and by dumping on their traditional supporters the corporate masters long march to political correctness will assure their own destruction. People will remember the sell out pushed by the millionaire class. Maybe they can drive for Uber or work at a lawn service.
Fake noose: A noose was found hanging from a telephone line in Deer Isle, Maine a couple of days ago. I'm hoping that they find out how it got there, because it's inconceivable that it could actually be a real racially motivated act. I'm familiar with the town. There's just no racism to be found in Deer Isle Maine. It's the very last thing on anyone's mind in this sparsely populated tiny village and tourist destination. It it could have been a sick joke by a mentally ill individual who wanted to perversely stir up trouble. Unfortunately there are mentally ill people everywhere.
Or perhaps it was some 12-year-old boys with nothing better to do and the usual vague impulse towards transgressiveness.
Is it possible? Do you think they would/could?
Do you think that certain governments would collaborate with the Democratic party to degrade the economic growth of the USA? Do you think certain foreign governments (Not including China and Russia) would collaborate on the pandemic issue to prolong the confusion, diminish the opportunity for our President to shine prior to the election? Do you think Merkel, Macron, and a few in UK would so cloud the reporting of the virus that it deliberately aids in two of their favorite issues: 1. get rid of Trump and his economic policies. 2) show the world what a reduced quality of life is like in order to improve the air quality, reduce traffic, and create work from home economies? Not too hard to do I would think. All they would have to do is to look what was done to us by our own "inner group"--FBI, CIA, DOJ. I believe that there are those within the Euro block that have enough clout within their own government that they would come together and collaborate on creating this confusion.