The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by vnatale » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm

technovelist wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:45 pm
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:40 am
That is BRILLIANT. Also shows the effects of the media's relentless brainwashing. If you REALLY listen to the things that Trump says (instead of what someone says he said, and then what that someone tells you what you should think about it), I find them to be often quite rational and refreshing. Yes, it is sometimes couched in language that makes me squirm, but that wasn't the case last night.

Is anyone else enjoying the spectacle of the Iowa caucus results? Well enjoy maybe not...I do feel bad for Iowans who turned out to cast votes that may never be counted. But I do find it hilarious that the app was developed by the aptly named "Shadow Inc" linked to Hilary Clinton. Not a few commentators have pointed out that after all the angst about Russian interference and how Trump is somehow destroying our democracy, the Democrats now give us this fiasco.
I'm shocked, shocked! That the DNC is cheating Bernie again.
I have absolutely no love for Bernie, of course, as he is a commie.
But he should get his chance to be flattened by Trump in the general election this fall.
What favors does the DNC owe Bernie, who is only a Democrat when he is running for president? Why doesn't he show some integrity and run as an Independent?

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by sophie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:08 pm

vnatale wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm
What favors does the DNC owe Bernie, who is only a Democrat when he is running for president? Why doesn't he show some integrity and run as an Independent?

Vinny
No one will ever prove this, but many people sensed that the DNC may have gone to illegal lengths to bury Bernie Sanders and make sure that Clinton became the nominee. So my answer to your question is: it's not Bernie but the voters who deserve the "favor" of the DNC, to allow their votes to be fairly represented.

That's why the vote-count failure in Iowa is such a big deal. Taking several days to finalize vote counts is nothing new. But given what happened in 2016 and the fact that Bernie is once again the spoiler of the preferred candidate (Biden), everyone's thinking that the DNC is at it again - thus no matter what, the Iowa results are going to be considered suspect. Of course, it did not help the DNC's cause that the scandalous situation with the Biden family and Ukraine has been in the headlines for the past several months, because they were dumb enough to go through with impeachment. Not to mention all the squawking about election interference.

At least it's been fun watching the news again...you just can't make this stuff up.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by sophie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 pm

New York's idiotic bail reform law, Take 2:

Exhibit 1: Crime is up 17% in January 2020:

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/pu ... -nypd-says

I saw a video of a city briefing. The mayor and police chief tried hard to pretend that the bail law didn't exist, but the reporters in the room (god bless 'em) hammered them nonstop and elicited the following information: 1) yes, there were people released who would not have been released before the law took effect, 2) some of those people went out and committed more crimes and were arrested again (and let go again), and 3) no, they didn't have any statistics. A friend told me that she saw a report on the briefing from the local PBS station, and their displeasure was, let us say, quite evident.

Exhibit 2: A witness for a criminal prosecution has been murdered:

https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/news ... s-bail-law

That was one of the worst features of the new law: prosecutors have to provide the names and addresses of witnesses to the defendant within 2 weeks after they're charged. So not only is it a problem to ensure that defendants show up in court (since they can't be held), but also how do you conduct a prosecution without witnesses? I'm no lawyer but I imagine this is a bit of a problem.

Can't say I'm surprised...but this could really get bad.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 am

Good Lord. Name and address??
It’s going to get so bad that it’s going to be overturned.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:00 am

Not sure if this is what happened, but it was too good to pass up ;D

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Post by dualstow » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 am

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by technovelist » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:04 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 am
Good Lord. Name and address??
It’s going to get so bad that it’s going to be overturned.
Do you live in New York? If so, move out. If not, I don’t think you understand how much they don’t care about how their policies harm the general public.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by technovelist » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:05 pm

sophie wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 pm
New York's idiotic bail reform law, Take 2:

Exhibit 1: Crime is up 17% in January 2020:

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/pu ... -nypd-says

I saw a video of a city briefing. The mayor and police chief tried hard to pretend that the bail law didn't exist, but the reporters in the room (god bless 'em) hammered them nonstop and elicited the following information: 1) yes, there were people released who would not have been released before the law took effect, 2) some of those people went out and committed more crimes and were arrested again (and let go again), and 3) no, they didn't have any statistics. A friend told me that she saw a report on the briefing from the local PBS station, and their displeasure was, let us say, quite evident.

Exhibit 2: A witness for a criminal prosecution has been murdered:

https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/news ... s-bail-law

That was one of the worst features of the new law: prosecutors have to provide the names and addresses of witnesses to the defendant within 2 weeks after they're charged. So not only is it a problem to ensure that defendants show up in court (since they can't be held), but also how do you conduct a prosecution without witnesses? I'm no lawyer but I imagine this is a bit of a problem.

Can't say I'm surprised...but this could really get bad.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:37 pm

technovelist wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:04 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 am
Good Lord. Name and address??
It’s going to get so bad that it’s going to be overturned.
Do you live in New York?

I can’t afford the rent, so no. O0 I agree with the sentiment below, though.
Still, they care about remaining in office.

If so, move out. If not, I don’t think you understand how much they don’t care about how their policies harm the general public.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Project Veritas Part 1
PV Part 2

PV: Another Bernie Field Organizer

PV: TWO MORE Bernie 2020 Field Organizers in South Carolina

Tim Pool
Tim Pool on newest Project Veritas release
“We Don’t Want to Scare People Off, So You Kinda Have to Feel it Out Before You Get into the Crazy Stuff…More, More Extreme Organizations and Stuff Like Antifa, You Know You Were Talking About Yellow Vests and All That; But, You Know We’re Kinda Keeping That, Keeping That on the Back-Burner for Right Now.”
Whoops!
In news that will surprise absolutely nobody, Twitter has subsequently locked O'Keefe's account >:D >:D >:D >:D Zero Hedge.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Maddy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:24 pm

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.

Feminist group thinks heterosexual relationships are “violent” and should be banned.

The “Federation des Femmes du Quebec” is a Canadian feminist group that receives $120,000 of taxpayer funding each year. And the Federation’s President recently took to Twitter to declare:

“Heterosexual couple relationships are really violent. In addition, the vast majority are relationships based on religion. It may be time to have a conversation about their ban and abolition.” (Translated from French.)

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-02- ... ationships
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 am

^ Wow. That is insane, Maddy!

Has anyone posted about Steven Wilson, the founder of Ascend schools? He got fired for a supposedly white supremacist blog post, which was really just an essay about classical education. He mildly attacked both the left and the right in it, but got into hot water when he decried the attack on "whiteness."

This is a gay white guy who founded a school which helps underprivileged people of all races. He was fired by a largely white board. In fact, the one African American on the board resigned in protest when they got rid of Wilson!

A board member named Ahmed Ahmed who is himself no dummy*, led the charge, although he was quoted in the New York Times as stating the firing was not his intent.

• Atlantic piece, by the always level-headed linguist John McWhorter: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... on/601696/

• NYT: Yes, even the Times calls out cancel culture sometimes! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/nyre ... ilson.html

* I peeked at Ahmed Ahmed's LinkedIn. Has an educational background in applied physics. After that, he went into education and became the dean of a different school before joining Ascend. Looks like he didn't stick around Ascend after Wilson's ouster. Now he works at Boston University in a department called "Overcoming Racism" or something like that. Hmm.
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