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August 10, 2019

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is there any harm in telling people what they're eating?

Direct harm? No.

However when there is a mass of misinformation about the subject out there? Perhaps a different story.

America is like a secret barbecue sauce.

If we told you the entire truth of how it was made, we'd have to kill you.

Cortez The Killer live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-XnPXL_HMA

Sad that it took so long for them to get a clue. But better late than never.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/19/the-ceos-of-nearly-two-hundred-companies-say-shareholder-value-is-no-longer-their-main-objective.html

Per e-mail I received this morning, Gov. Inslee reached the 130,000 donor milestone towards the September debates. I still don't think he's going to get the necessary polling numbers.

Gov Inslee suffers, IMHO, from the perception that he's only playing one note. He may have views on subjects other than climate change; I'd be surprised if he doesn't. But he hasn't managed to make an impression on anything else. And that's not enough to get the nomination.

(You can argue about whether it ought to be, since it's such a huge and critical problem. But the fact is, it ain't.)

President Professor Warren could put together a mighty energetic Cabinet out of her competitors. Uncle Joe would be an excellent VP redux, barring Constitutional problems -- and he'd have a unique legacy to boot.

--TP

And no one anywhere has proven GMO seeds are poison in any way.

Not poison, just IP.

And no one anywhere has proven GMO seeds are poison in any way.

it will happen.

some seed maker somewhere is going to get sloppy with their QC process and they're aren't going to test for some allergen or random toxic protein, and someone is going to get sick.

we're clever. but we make mistakes.

GMO technology would seem less prone to mistakes than plant breeders using radiation and harsh chemicals to create random mutations in plant DNA.

oh hey, look: an anti-Semite:

And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.

Trump

GMO technology would seem less prone to mistakes ...

people make the mistakes.

However when there is a mass of misinformation about the subject out there?

Mass misinformation is as american as P.T. Barnum.

I'm about to start a new biography of P.T. Barnum.

Seemed topical to me.

This just in:

Mentally ill Circus Ringleader in White House gags and then shoots his mental health experts out of a cannon.

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/health/after-trump-blames-mental-illness-for-mass-shootings-health-agencies-ordered-to-hold-all-posts-on-issue/2019/08/20/c4030e4c-c370-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html

There won't be enough savage gun violence in America until an election when there are NO republicans/conservatives left alive to run for office.

Clearly, the only clinical mental illness apparent during all of the mass gun murders these past 15 years and counting are the murderers' insistence on butchering all of the wrong people and not targeting the motherfuckers who need killing.

In World War I, Jewish German Officer Hugo Gutmann recommended, successfully, the award of the Iron Cross to his subordinate, one Corporal Adolph Hitler.

The greatest cache of mass killing instruments ever assembled, greater than anything Genghis Khan dreamed of, was available close at hand for Gutmann to kill Hitler instead right at that moment.

Instead, 29 million or so enthusiastic bystanders took it for God and Country.

In just 4 1/2 years, the cultured, educated, delicate flowers of western civilization put down their Schubert and Goethe, Dickens and Austen, and Flaubert and Balzac, and their Twain and Whitman and slaughtered 29 million human beings.

Hitler lived for a second chance at breaking that record.

It took barbarian Khan most of his life to top that number, but he had to do it manually, so there is that.


The greatest cache of mass killing instruments ever assembled, greater than anything Genghis Khan dreamed of, was available close at hand for Gutmann to kill Hitler instead right at that moment.

There is an old joke about a Jew who was, in 1935, walking along the Spree River in Berlin when he heard desperate cries:

"Help! I'm drowning."

The fellow jumped in the river and dragged out the man, who announced:

"Thank you. Do you know who I am? I'm Adolf Hitler, the Chancellor of Germany. You saved my life. I'll give you anything you want. Just name it."

After a pause, came the response:

"Just promise me you'll never breathe a word about this."

Without Yiddish/Jewish humor, human tragedy wouldn't be bearable.

It still isn't, but at least it's readable.

The punch line of the Gutmann/Hitler event, recounted in Joseph Persico history of the last moments of World War I from the perspective of the cannon fodder in the trenches, "11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour", is that the German High Command wouldn't recommend Hitler for promotion, despite his alleged heroics, because they didn't perceive him to be leadership material.

Like p's professors at Wharton.

Proof that there is no longer anyone sane and influential in Trump's administration.

this Greenland shit is 25th A territory.

Somebody should explain to him the most of the people in Greenland are a light shade of brown. Kind of a pale khaki color. Definitely not plain white.

Its not 'Norway, only closer'.

Denmark should begin exploratory negotiations with Russia to deploy the latter's latest nuclear-tipped ICBMs in Greenland aimed at the heartland of America.

Don't fly over it, fly at it.

So should Mexico. Line them up along our southern border and aim them at the red states.

If real Americans won't take care of our own fucking problem ... killing the subhuman Republican Party, the most dangerous organization on Earth led by the most dangerous man on Earth, then the rest of the world should take the initiative.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/wayne-allyn-root-trump-retweets-conspiracy-theorist-calling-him-second-coming-of-god

I guess that closes the deal for Rod Dreher's vote.

Fuck all conservatives. Fuck all Republicans.

Your scum remnant will pay back those tax cuts, and some, in flesh.

A preview of the next SOTU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vcflwHEHg8

The conservative movement did this to us and the world.

Fuck off.

It would help to merely speak plain English about what needs to happen to 50 million assholes in pigfucker America:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o25I2fzFGoY

Half of the Sun-god's followers on Twitter are fake accounts:

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-twitter-followers-fake-617873

So, let me correct my previous statement:

"It would help to merely speak plain English about what needs to happen to "30" million assholes in pigfucker America."

Don't let em tell ya I'm immune to da facts.

In other news, Genghis Khan's real followers on Twitter number only 29 million.

And half of them are yaks

"Proof that there is no longer anyone sane and influential in Trump's administration."

No, you have it about 2/3rds wrong.

They are flat out demented, psychopathic lunatics, but extremely and mesmerically influential to the point of a morbid, lethal national emergency, about which the Constitution offers zip in the guidance category.

While we're shoplifting Greenland, I propose changing the name of "America" to "Mesmerica".

I shall await your response and all further communication on the matter hinges upon your full agreement.

Please fall to the negotiating posture: on your knees.

Tom Barrack will supply you with knee pads and protocol tips.

While we're shoplifting Greenland, I propose changing the name of "America" to "Mesmerica".

Agreed, from here on Airstrip One.

Perhaps Trump wants a suitably large island in a warm, but not hot, climate to retire to.

Greenland might be the biggest pussy-grab attempted in history.

I love the smell of Orwell in the morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L2qXzMS9Tg

Smells like victory.

There is a 24-year-old American Peace Corps Volunteer/movie extra somewhere in that scene freshly disembarked from a Huey transport on that east coast Luzon beach firing M-16 blanks at friend and foe alike.

I should get fake VA benefits for the hearing loss alone.

Somebody should explain to him the most of the people in Greenland are a light shade of brown. Kind of a pale khaki color. Definitely not plain white.

Its not 'Norway, only closer'.

Well it may be that he sees them as cheap labor for his planned resort there. But it seems more likely that he just figures to have Steven Miller send the non-white ones "back where they came from". Whether he'd figure that was South America, or would actually realize that East Asia would be more historically accurate -- betting on the former.

It's not like he's likely to have a clue about the demographics anyway. Or would believe anyone in his administration who tried to tell him.

i'm sure the Greenland shit is all about rare-earth mining. but why not just make nice with Denmark? why does everything he does have to be handled in the worst way possible?

i know: because he's the worst President possible.

I knew the problem was bad. But somehow, I had missed this.

The rate of violent gun deaths in the United States is nine times higher than in Canada, 73 times higher than in the United Kingdom, 88 times higher than in South Korea, 110 times higher than in Japan. The rate is even higher in the United States than in Iraq or Afghanistan. [emphasis added]
Well at least the NRA seems to be imploding. It may not cost them much when it comes to their influence with the GOP. But it may at least give them less muscle when it comes to defeating Democrats who want something done.

Which we are already seeing in the behavior of the candidates. I mean, have any of the would-be Democratic Presidential candidates felt impelled to demonstrate their love of hunting? As opposed to a decade or two ago, when it seemed to be de rigueur.

'nother one of them Antifa liberals on the loose:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/car-crash-allegedly-led-cops-to-nj-mans-grenade-launcher-meth-nazi-gear

I'll betcha Nancy Pelosi was a ridin' shotgun.

From her cotton picking mouth into the ears and ammo clips of the impressionable.

This is an attack on Israel as well, no doubt about it.

"i'm sure the Greenland shit is all about rare-earth mining. but why not just make nice with Denmark? why does everything he does have to be handled in the worst way possible?"

No, it's full-on look-over-there diversion. The egress. Chaff shot into the air to lock up the radar of incoming. A thick curtain of squid ink to further blind all of the other bottom feeding filth in this country.

And now, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and cast your eyes over to ring number two, for a little nimble soft shoe from one of our freak show cast of a million bullshit-spewing grifters, who will tango the night away while nailing the landing of his head fully up his ass.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/sean-spicer-dancing-stars

Please follow the clown car into our house of enemy thrills and poke the Chink in a cage with plastic straws ($20 dollars for each straw from our scantily-clad attendant; you may call him Larry)) for your amusement until such time as the yellow peril writes me a beautiful letter ceding to all of my demands, which he will mail to me in the final days of the 2020 Presidential campaign in order to juke stock markets around the world in honor of my Godhead, adorned with jewels made of paste and promissory notes.

https://www.google.com/search?q=trump+days+he+will+reach+trade+deal+with+china&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS774US774&oq=trump+days+he+will+reach+trade+deal+with+china&aqs=chrome..69i57.25596j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Keep poking.

OK, now stop poking. We have him right where ...

Whoops, now start again.

I'll tell you when to stop.

Kellyanne, keep the engine running and the lube ready.

If a Democrat wins the election, the day after the election the conservative movement and their instrument of mass destruction, p, will implement the fifth risk, defaulting on the entire federal debt.

Let's see Democrats try to govern now, various Mitches will crow.

Then the savage killing will begin.

"I knew the problem was bad."

However, Greenland is tops in the world for suicide per capita by firearm.

I expect we'll see an uptick in that rate in the coming months as p pursues the theft of the land mass.

The U.S. is second.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/half-worlds-gun-related-deaths-occur-in-6-countries.htm

They'll fit right in as the 51st state.

I expect the NRA looked at that stat and rubbed their reptilian claws together in anticipation.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/spr08gunprevalence/

Greenland, as red as they get when it comes to putting themselves out of our misery by gunshot to the head.

I note that Texas doesn't possess enough guns, while my state, Colorado, is amply armed for self-harm.

Maybe that why it is a purple state.

Attrition by their own hands.

Parkland survivors introduce their "Peace Plan."

I love those kids.

*****

On a nitpicky note, per the Max Boot piece linked in wj's 12:05:

One of my very many grammar and usage pet peeves: "73 times higher than" means something different from "73 times as many as." Based on the charts in the article linked in the Max Boot piece, Boot says the former and means the latter. Not that it matters a whole lot with numbers like these, but there are times when using one for the other can be very misleading. People shouldn't be allowed to throw statistics around if they can't be equivalently precise with their language. Lies, damned lies.....

In a different misuse of numbers (IMHO), this time in the publicity for "Bowling for Columbine," Michael Moore breathlessly compared absolute numbers of gun deaths in Canada and the US, without bother to mention that US population at the time was roughly nine times Canada's. Our gun death statistics are bad enough, but to me that doesn't justify the dishonesty of implying that they're nine times as bad as they are. I don't like to be lied to by my own side any more than by the other side.

And a proofreader would be nice, along with my pony. ;-)

...breathlessly compared absolute numbers of gun deaths in Canada and the US, without bother to mention that US population at the time was roughly nine times Canada's.

I am regularly irritated by maps showing the geographic distribution of some variable or another that are for all practical purposes duplicates of a US population density map.

People shouldn't be allowed to throw statistics around if they can't be equivalently precise with their language.

I agree with you 110% (or maybe 1000%) ... literally.

(Someone is going to start using 1010% soon, because the other ones will just mean 100% in people's minds, and that's just not good enough.)

hsh, for you, rules can be set aside. ;-)

I agree with you 1100100%
in binary.

It's going to be against the law to obey the law, particularly the laws of the governments closest to the lawbreakers:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-is-reportedly-working-to-prevent-more-automakers-from-emissions-rollback-defection-2019-08-21?siteid=bigcharts&dist=bigcharts

The conservative movement is working on objective, unbiased, bi-ideological signage for the Nation, since all laws made by government are just someone's opinion.

No Smoking, side by side with Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Please Don't Litter, paired with Nature Is Your Garbage Dump, and A Plastic Straw Discarded A Day Keeps The Turtles At Bay

Study Hall, No Talking .. and Moving Target Range, Lock and Load

No Whistling in the Nave, alongside Please Cock Your Weapon Before the Offering Plate Is Passed

Deer Crossing ... Please Increase Speed Through the Venison Dispensary

Yield ... Gentleman, Start Your Engines

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires, balanced with All Others, Please Burn the Forest Down With Impunity, it's yours, after all.

On the Washington Mall.. No Urination or Defecation On Or In The Vicinity Of The Monuments ..... with small print .... Let Roosevelt Be Your Toilet and Direct All Streams at the MLK Monument

Please do not flush condoms and female hygiene products down the loo ..... In the First Place, Whaddya doin, raping women with a condom? But feel Free To Flush all Hand Grenades and Pins Separately, and Save The Swirlies For The Boy Girlies

One Way Street .... Get The Fuck Outta The Way

Children At Play .... Aim Low

Don't Shoot The Good Nazis .... Bake wedding cakes for the Bad Nazis, or else

Danger. High Explosives ...... Please Use to Kill The Other, but Please Close Gate Afterwards

People shouldn't be allowed to throw statistics around if they can't be equivalently precise with their language.

We can't all be Nate Silver. But yeah, a little better understanding of statistics would be nice.

Probably do the country good to quit trying to teach calculus in high school, and instead give everybody a solid grounding in statistics.

Please Don't Litter, paired with Nature Is Your Garbage Dump, and A Plastic Straw Discarded A Day Keeps The Turtles At Bay

Has it occurred to you that we could quit fighting the people of Nevada, who don't want a nuclear waste storage facility in their neighborhood? Instead, we could announce that the stories about the dangers of nuclear waste are Fake News. And then store the stuff in Wyoming or Oklahoma or other deep red state. Win-win!

P canceled his Denmark trip because Barack Obama will be there at around the same time and will be upstaging the nigger-lynching racist lout, the personal representative of all nigger-lynching racists, liberal Jew-hating, anti-semitic, Mexican-caging, murderers of post-born central american children in Mesmerica ... in a word, republicans .... with ticker tape parades.

Denmark is now thinking of ceding Greenland to Obama personally and gratis.

I wonder whether Trump looked at Greenland on a Mercator map and thought he could more than double the land area of the US by acquiring it.

Why is the non-coastal west so solidly ahead of the rest of the country in suicide?

I'd actually like to know, if anyone has information.

Also, from one of the count's links:

El Salvador recorded the highest gun-related death rate in the world at 39.2 deaths per 100,000, followed by Venezuela (38.7), Guatemala (32.3), and Greenland (25.9).

Also in the top five, if I'm not mistaken, is Honduras.

The immigrants coming to the US along the southern border who are causing us all such heartburn are generally from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Why the surge in immigration? People don't want to sit around waiting to be shot.

Not everything is complicated.

Not everything is complicated.

There's something else that's not complicated: there are a whole lot of people who don't care. They're the same types who didn't care about German death camps. Trains run on time/Tax cuts. Same/same.

We can't all be Nate Silver. But yeah, a little better understanding of statistics would be nice.

It would, but all you need most of the time is some basic algebra and a basic, albeit honest, presentation of the context.

Dean Baker at Beat The Press pushes this point repeatedly.

"Why is the non-coastal west so solidly ahead of the rest of the country in suicide?"

The lonesome high prairie with endless horizons and nowhere to go.

The inexorable hot and cold winds in your face all of the time.

That interminable hard blue sky day after day after day.

Long winters in the north.

It takes some huge number of acreage to feed one head of cattle out here. Same amount it takes to feed the happy soul. Forage runs out.

The wife, bored to death, moved into town. Took the kids with her.

No gold in them thar hills, after all.

Seekers, reprobates, the hard-to-please, desperate people on the run from the slick coasts and cities finding nothing but destiny unmanifest and alone with the unquenchable emptiness howling inside.

I knew a cowboy heard tell who lived inside the carcass of his horse for months after the beast fell dead straightaway underneath him in the dead of winter.

Don't know what happened to him. Comanche got him, most probably.

Or wolves.

Crows, magpies, and coyotes got the leavins.

I don't know, partner.

Good question.

Best not think about it.


You got a carbine above the fireplace and a pistol in the drawer, it don't take much to do the ugly to oneself.

You'd be surprised how much time can be taken up with repeated games of Russian Roulette, shots of rotgut downed after each close call, with the winter wind howling outside the door.

Guns per capita, I 'spect, is the story.

You don't hear much about a guy stabbing himself to death out chere, though there was that one fella outside a Worland few years back.

Whittled himself right down to the bone just a setting there on his front stoop.

Unhappy in love, heard tell.

The silence.

It's deafening.

Why is the non-coastal west so solidly ahead of the rest of the country in suicide?

This Washington Post graphic suggests two thoughts: (1) it's gotten steadily worse since 2005; and (2) it's very much a rural thing.

There are lots of possibilities. Living in those rural areas may mean, for example, that an ambulance is 45 minutes away -- no one does empty like the rural West -- and so attempts are more successful*. First responders, when they do get there, are likely to be more poorly equipped (eg, no naloxone injectors)*. There's some correlation with where the population is declining. Western states have very pronounced urban/rural divides and it is clear that the rural areas are almost certainly never going to catch up economically with the urban/suburban areas. The northern states in that bunch have by far the highest number of gun dealers per capita in the country.

* Drawing on my time with the Colorado legislative staff, heart attacks in rural Colorado are much more likely to be fatal than an attack of similar severity in the suburbs. Some rural areas of Colorado have been begging the state (ie, the urban/suburban areas) to fund minimally-equipped ambulances because that's better than no ambulance service at all.

You too can create fake news:

"John D. Thullen, the chairman of the state's board of zoning appeals, said Tuesday that the board found the proposed site "inadequate and inappropriate" for a mixed-use development.

The proposed design by Drexel University-based Zlotko had drawn interest from several investors based in suburban Philadelphia. The land's location — a little north of the city's urban core — and its relative proximity to the city's airport make it appealing to an airline with a large fleet of aircraft.

"We believe that it will do nothing but exacerbate the existing congestion in the center of the city," Thullen wrote to the Planning Board and residents.

Other members of the board disagreed, saying that the development is needed because the city lacks a viable public transportation system and that the site is ideal for housing growth.

Residents of Philadelphia City Hall are watching developments with concern.

Mayor Jim Kenney said the plan to build apartments near the Philadelphia Convention Center is "not good enough." Kenney and state Transportation Commissioner Kevin Chilton have sent letters to airport officials urging..."

Talk to Transformer: See how a modern neural network completes your text. Type a custom snippet or try one of the examples.

Inslee drops out of the race. Hickenlooper announces he's running for the US Senate seat in Colorado. In a poll last week where the question was Hickenlooper vs Gardner, Hickenlooper led 51-38%. Too early to have heard anything from the other candidates for the Democratic nomination in Colorado -- there's a bunch of them, and I get e-mail from them all.

Good for Hickenlooper.

Philadelphia?

I'm a Pennsylvanian, but never set foot in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, certainly not since busybody Santorum cast a suspicious eye askance at that queer-sounding moniker, yer durn tootin.

Course, that wouldn't stop me from having an opinion about congestion in their fair city. Like Santorum, seems the farther away those people stay away from each other, the less patty fingers among em the rest of us have to worry about.

Spread out, I'd command, but not too far, lest the dark little cloud of loneliness settle over ya and getcha to overthinkin things on the downside, if I may wax existential for a minute.

More on Inslee:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/governor-jay-inslee-on-why-he-s-dropping-out-of-the-2020-white-house-race/ar-AAG8BvM

Course now, his issue, global climate change is dead moot now that American, Chinese, and Russian assholes, who have much more in common among themselves than with any of the rest of humanity, have their eyes on the jackpot and within grasp, and are monetizing melting glaciers and polar ice packs.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/heres-why-trump-wants-to-buy-greenland/ar-AAG8qSp

We're fucked.

Global Climate Change.

The first Hoax that became concretely inevitable.

You get the feeling p, by calling the issue a hoax by the Chinese, was just running cover for the Chinese and the Russians to make headway with their claims to the place.

It's like finding out the Egress is actually a door leading nowhere.

Remember when the idea of the internet didn't include mass advertising forced/hosed your gullet constantly and mass surveillance.

Weren't we told that? By doe-eyed theorists.

Your ass. Where they put the price sticker.

You remember when you could sign up to block unwanted calls on your cell phone? Received a dozen yesterday and when I block them, the calls keep coming from the same number or with one digit changed.

I have the feeling the sign-up list didn't block anything, but was sold to the highest bidder.

Too many fuckers fucking, and not enough Lorraine Bobbits among us with scissors to nip it in the bud.

Lorena, not Lorraine.

Why I read The American Conservative (a subject I want to enlarge upon, but later, so I forget to do it):

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/dont-kill-the-umps/

It's such a grand idea, everyone claims it as their own:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/tom-cotton-trump-greenland-purchase-idea

They see plenty of "green", alright.

Tom Cotton requires some radical snipping in the dick area.

You watch, p WILL buy Greenland, with Treasury paper.

And then default on the entire federal debt, like he has on everything fucking thing he touches.

Voila, we get Greenland for free. Denmark gets bupkus.

Let the fracking and the fucking begin.

Also, the killing.

If we're going to use robot umpires, we might as well go all in. Use robot players, too. Robot fans, even.

At which point, we don't even need a stadium. Do the whole game in the cloud, with CGI players for the fans at home to watch. Think of the savings!

You watch:

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2019/08/the-national-republican-congressional-committee-is-selling-t-shirts-of-a-map-of-the-usa-that-includes-greenland

They just moved the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, Colorado.

To be nearer to the people who want to corrupt, and failing that, murder them.

The entire U.S. Department of the Koch Brothers Interior will be re-located to Nuuk*, Greenland in time for p's campaign for a third term, to be stolen in 2024.

Unless something unthinkable this way comes.

You watch, when impeachment proceedings begin, p will announce, look over there, that Bolsonaro of Brazil, his brother in murder, has agreed to sell America half of the Amazon Rain Forest, with logging allotments pre-assigned, without bidding, to relatives and co-conspirators of both p and Bolsonaro. Putin's offshore trusts, somehow intermingled with Epstein's, will get a hefty taste as well.

Hillary Clinton is running the entire enterprise, I'll betcha.

From her server.

I can smell it.

*pronounced tr-ump in the new signage being prepared

How does one speed up the melting process:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-drown-world-oil-230000356.html

You are meddling with the primal forces of Nature, Mr. Beale!

It was a nice place, before it sunk and/or washed out to sea.

Greedy fnckers are going to destroy the world. They'll be dead before they have to live with the consequences, so they don't give a crap.

Brexiteers beg for Blitz:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexspence/germany-britain-food-no-deal-brexit?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bfsharetwitter

Germany promises NOT to blitz Britain with food.

The question for England is, why is it that only an ostensibly pro-Remain individual, Jo Cox, gets shot and stabbed (because to ONLY shoot humans, according to the NRA, is to make guns look bad; one must be inclusive of knives) multiple times in her murder.

Never mind, it's the same reason why only the Other, whomever conservative insane people consider the Other to be, is butchered en masse in America .... because there are only good people on one side.

"Greedy fnckers are going to destroy the world. They'll be dead before they have to live with the consequences, so they don't give a crap."

Move the consequences closer in time and proximity to them to directly precede their demises.

Make them crap in their drawers before they deservedly become corpses.

We'll shrug and call it coincidence.

They'll be dead before they have to live with the consequences, so they don't give a crap.

It would tend to explain why those who are younger are more concerned, while those who are older are more willing to deny that there is a problem.

Purchasing Greenland is the essence of the dreaded Globalism.

What p and his vermin mean by Globalism is America ... well .. Arby's ... owns the globe.

Further what p and his right wing fascists mean by the Jew/Soros inspired plot of globalism is making sure right wing orthodox crypto-Christianity, with him as anti-Christ AND Savior, rules and owns the globe instead.

I'm rethinking my opposition to human sacrifice.

"If we're going to use robot umpires, we might as well go all in. Use robot players, too. Robot fans, even."

Man, that would cut overhead and infrastructure costs.

If a robot fan caught a home run ball (there would be no foul balls any longer, technology solving that wastage problem), and I expect they would never drop the ball, would a robot player sign it after the game with a robot signature signer and then the robot fan could sell it on a fully-automated EBAY via algorithmic currency to some unsuspecting nine-year old human fan for mucho dineiro, as part of the marketing outreach to the human element.

I notice the owners never get robotized.

Would a robotic center fielder have multiple, infinitely extendable arms, with symbolic baseball gloves glued to the end of them for realism sake, so that it could snag every ball within a radius of say a 1000 feet in every direction, thereby dispensing for the need and expense of THREE robotic outfielders?

The Willie Mays model. Better, the Byron Buxton model robot.

I guess that would do away with the shift.

Would the umpires be stored, perhaps at a recharging hub, under the bleachers between games, or would they have to make their way to the game each day via self-driving car?

"It would tend to explain why those who are younger are more concerned, while those who are older are more willing to deny that there is a problem."

wj, the new rule is, until further notice or an unstolen election, reasonableness has no place in reasoning.

If a robot slugger went into batting slump, or a robotic pitcher into a pitching funk, would they just change his head, instead of messing with his mechanics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_L-ZoCvMAI

Why do the creators of robots and other cutting edge technology look and speak like the creators of monster technology in science fiction horror movies?

Sophia should go back where she came from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Ox6H64yu8

Interestingly, just like a republican or conservative world leader, Sophia gains citizenship even after going on record as wanted to kill humanity:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-robot-who-wants-to-destroy-humanity-isnt-so-good-at-sentences-yet?ref=scroll

Maybe she's being reprogrammed in Saudi Arabia to kill only Jews and Yemenis with vague ties to Iran.

Meanwhile, at the southern border, our murderous conservative movement denies citizenship to fully -realized humans who believe in nothing but life and living.

Sophia says elsewhere she wants to have a family.

Pre-manufactured robots are human too.

No doubt she'll want Planned Parenthood abolished.

I notice the owners never get robotized.

Well you don't have to have a plan for that. Once they no longer get to hobnob with sports celebs, there's no reason for anybody to lay out tons of cash to buy a team. So they just fade away, leaving us to run little auctions (probably for on-line gamers) to be nominal owners. The proceeds going, obviously, to pay for the computer infrastructure to run the whole thing.

Would a robotic center fielder have multiple, infinitely extendable arms, with symbolic baseball gloves glued to the end of them for realism sake

Oh, no. The robotic players would need to have exactly the same range and other capabilities as real human beings. Probably have to have some mechanism for getting exceptional players spread around. But that's for after we agree on the basic concept.

"The robotic players would need to have exactly the same range and other capabilities as real human beings."

Have you yourself been robotized? Or, are you somehow a mind-loaded descendant of Mr. Spock?

"But, Jim, the robotic players would need to have exactly the same range and other capabilities as real human beings."

Captain Kirk: But without the need for a curfew, one would assume?

Spock: "As one of your Earthlings once said, Jim, "Touche". And now, Captain, shall we adjourn this conversation for another time."

Maybe, I hope, you are merely Abbott to my Costello:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg

But without the need for a curfew, one would assume?

Also without the need to bail out one of your starters before the next day's start time. ;-)

Journalism is dead in this country.

So stop practicing a game that is not permitted to be played. Why practice saddling up a brontosaurus to ride it in the Easter Parade?

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/22/1880615/-Trump-makes-reporters-the-monkeys-in-his-f-king-circus-and-they-keep-begging-for-his-bananas

Practice goddamned fucking war instead.

This filth wants Civil War:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/22/1880628/-Moscow-Mitch-McConnell-declares-war-on-the-next-Democratic-president

Give it to him red in tooth and claw.

Even out of office, these vermin will fuck America.

Wipe the conservative movement off the face of the Earth.

FORE!!

https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/and-he-had-nerve-to-call-clinton-crooked.html

Watch our for those water hazards on the Greenland back nine.

Justice would like to play through, but it won't because America is full of shit and employs conservative vermin in its government to shovel it.

Lady Justice has had acid thrown in her eyes.

As with all bullshit in the conservative movement, one shitty idea by one of them is followed up by a colossally and excrementally bad idea by another of them:

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/forget-annexing-greenland-start-breaking-up-america/

However, Colorado as sub-unit of the Denmark crown sounds intriguing.

And one of the commenters suggestion to find a loophole in the surrender papers at Appomattox to separate the Confederacy from us once and for all is tempting.

I think that is just about ENOUGH out of me for the week.

One more:

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/21/donald-trump-give-himself-medal-of-honor-1470950

It would have been a cracking great end of the week if p had called the medal winner on stage and then pinned the Medal of Honor on himself.

And then said, sorry, Woody, but second place is for losers.

Welp:

The headline should be entitled: Conservatives Slash Taxes and Revenues And Balloon Deficit to Carry Out Social Security's and Medicare's Doom:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cbo-deficit-projection-may-doom-social-security-ric-edelman-190313860.html

Because that would be factual.

Remember, when we are killing them, they did it to us on purpose.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-hospital-el-paso-shooting

If I was massaging a coronary patient's heart during surgery between procedures, I would certainly drop everything to shake hands with the King of the Jews and the Risen Christ, wouldn't you?

Puerto Rico should immediately erupt into savage violence against all mainland conservative American officials who set foot on the island:

https://twitter.com/feliciasonmez/status/1163998499681263616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1163999257759748097&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.balloon-juice.com%2F

I couldn’t tell if the breaking up America article was serious— parts seemed satirical. But reality seems satirical these days, so it was hard to tell.

It wouldn’t make sense. It’s not so much regional as urban vs rural. And as some commenters pointed out, these fragmentation events usually lead to wars.

I have a suspicion that the idea of breaking up the country, assuming it was serious, has a different basis. The article says

However, the U.S. already is too big. With nearly 330 million people, there is no “national family.” California is a fabulous place, but a majority of its citizens want to base policy on dirigiste economics and identity politics.
Anyone who has lived in California will know that this is untrue. There are, no doubt, some here who fit that description. But they are very much a minority, even of Democrats, let alone the whole population. If we weren't proper money-grubbing capitalists at heart, how would we have ended up with all those billionaires in Silicon Valley? (Not to mention the hordes of us who, while nowhere near billionaires, are at least multimillionaires. I.e. richer than I suspect the author is -- unless he made more from those undercover payments while at Cato than I think he did.) Just for example.

I conclude that the motivation is to avoid having to actually learn about those parts of the country which are not identical (at least in their political or cultural views) to where the writer lives. So inconvenient to have reality intrude like that.

Why is the non-coastal west so solidly ahead of the rest of the country in suicide?

Maybe they spend too much time gazing at the moon, and lose their senses.

"Fifty states is TOO MANY TO REMEMBER. Please remove eight. I am not a nut."

I conclude that the motivation is to avoid having to actually learn about those parts of the country which are not identical (at least in their political or cultural views) to where the writer lives.

At least peripherally related... Every single East Coast pundit failed to predict the outcome of Arizona v. Arizona at the Supreme Court. That was the case where Arizona voters, by initiative, took district-drawing power away from the regular legislature, and were sued by that Republican-controlled legislature. All of the pundits neglected to remember that Anthony Kennedy was a California boy, and was the only member of the court who knew from experience what a can of worms the Court would open in the western states by putting some things off-limits to the initiative process.

The national Democratic Party is struggling to deal with the fact that their future appears to be in the West, not in the extended Rust Belt or the NE urban corridor.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-22/gathering-firestorm-over-burning-amazon-prompts-brazil-to-react

We could buy it and then accuse the Amazonian tribes of wasting water like California and let it burn.

Kill the worldwide conservative movement.

as always: a geographical breakup makes little sense.

http://metrocosm.com/election-2016-map-3d/

"a geographical breakup makes little sense"

You say that as if it provides any guide to what the US/UK will decide to do.

The national Democratic Party is struggling to deal with the fact that their future appears to be in the West

Can you expand on this? I can think of a number of things that you could mean by this, I'm curious to know what you actually *do* mean.

west coast + west-coast-adjacent = 75.5M people

east coast (not adjacent) = 116.8M

so... ?

And if you look at the maps on the link, and then consider that Arizona may turn at least pale blue as well, the western surge becomes more apparent. The northeast won't disappear as a factor, of course. But it's ceasing to be the biggest piece of the puzzle.

the west has a long way to go.

AZ's population is less than NYC proper.

If what you guys are getting at is that folks in the west are gonna start voting (D), then I have nothing but applause.

:)

If what you guys are getting at is that folks in the west are gonna start voting (D), then I have nothing but applause.

Not quite. What I, at least, am getting at is that more folks in the west are gonna start voting (D). Enough to, increasingly, swing Electoral College votes and Senate seats.

also, too...

when is somebody gonna take his f'ing phone away from him.

I'm trying to retire, heah!

President Anthony Fremont.

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