Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups

Bacon Time!!!! – Wednesday Linkage

Victory Girls: QAnon Fundraiser Hosts Get Dumped by Pence
Hogewash: Biden Voters v. Trump Voters
WUWT: Charleston SC Junk Climate Lawsuit

Daley Gator has Your CCW News Update For Wednesday (09/16/20)

It’s Official: Trump Unleashed A Middle-Class Boom That Benefited Women, Minorities Most – Issues & Insights
Not that you’d ever know it from the media blackout

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 09.16.20

Shot In The Dark: A Democracy, If We Can Keep It
STUMP: Quick Note On Actuarial Outpost & New Mortality Video
The Political Hat: Abolishing The United States

Freedom Is Just Another Word… – Gun Bits and Ridiculous…

When you elect idiots, expect idiocy..
City Council Now Perplexed By Seeing Crime Spike After Voting to Defund the Police…

EBL – This Is CNN: Mask On, Mask Off 😷😬🤔

Instapundit: Hiding Biden from tough questions hurts him more than it helps him…
RedState: Biased George Stephanopolos cannot save Slow Joe
Don Surber: Trump Proves Critics Wrong

Again from Wombat-socho – In The Mailbox: 09.17.20

Vox Popoli: New Nests To Foul, also, Trumpslide 90%
Sh0eOnHead: I Watched Cuties Because You Told Me To (And Now I’m On An FBI Watchlist)

A View from the Beach – A Russiagate Mishmash

Barr is the last adult in D.C. At Power Line, John Hinderacker says The Washington Post Smears AG William Barr. I was There.

The Right Way – Top of the News

North Carolina Legislative Democrats pledge to defund police & Strip Ciitizens of Second Amendment rights – Free North Carolina

Battleswarm Blog – Is China Backing Antifa/BLM?

It wouldn’t surprise me if Chinese media paid more attention to the riots in Portland and Seattle than America’s own “mainstream” media.
“Did the Chinese Consulate in Houston Clandestinely Work to Stoke Racial Tensions in U.S.?”

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 09.18.20

This Ain’t Hell: Let’s Laugh At Some Commies, also, Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!
Victory Girls: Klacik Vs. Mean Girls On The View

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ – The Morning Report – 9/16/20

“Every weekend, we can bring forth an example of a person out of jail that should be in jail.”
Chicago Man Charged With Shooting Five People While Out On Bail For Possessing Firearm as a Felon

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: It Votes Biden Or It Gets The Riots Again

10 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Show 2nd Amendment’s True Purpose: Amy Swearer
The Devil and Karl Marx: Walter E. Williams
We mailed 100 letters to test the Postal Service. The verdict: not good: LAT

Maggie’s Farm – Wednesday morning links

Do Democrats Really Care About Meaningful Police Reform
Minneapolis City Council Panics Over Surge In Violence After Demonizing Police: ‘Where Are The Police?’

I leave you with Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark, and The sh*t I post on F*c*book and Friday gifdump from Wirecutter and Friday Memes … from Freedom Is Just Another Word…

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSAnd Arizona has not become New Jersey. Yuma police investigate both alleged break-in and gunfire

Police say the man shot had gone to the house to find someone, and tried to open the front door. They say that’s when the resident opened fire.

The injured individual ran away. A friend, who was waiting for him in a car, took him to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Doctors say his injuries are serious, but not life-threatening.

The Moral of the story is don’t try to break into a house that isn’t yours.

Because Keeping Criminals In Jail is Unfair

The System was certainly unfair to the person he murdered. Homicide suspect in Seattle slaying was arrested and released more than 34 times

Wednesday night, Seattle police were called to investigate a death that witnesses described as “horrific” at Cal Anderson Park. The suspect is believed to be local homeless notable Travis Berge, though this is not yet confirmed by the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The identity of the victim has not been released.

Maybe he was crazy. Maybe he was just criminal. It doesn’t matter to the person he killed. Either way, one of the principle functions of a government is to maintain order, and this is breaking down in the major cities.

The World We Made

I have mentioned Ruelle before. She is making a name for herself providing songs to TV shows and Movies that don’t quite have the budget for a big production score, custom-written and recorded. (Though that is cheaper than it used to be, given that you can use things like the Croatian National Orchestra for the recording.)

This song is “The World We Made” by Ruelle. I first ran across it in the soundtrack to Netflix movie, The Old Guard.

If you haven’t seen The Old Guard, what are you waiting for? No, it isn’t great cinema. No, they didn’t have the budget you would see in a Marvel summer blockbuster. It is still a fun ride for graphic-novel-based movie. Good Guys and Bad Guys, and middle of the road guys. Good action all the way through the film, and good actors.

Burn Loot Murder Establishes Autonomous Zone in Minneapolis

Of course they did. Burn Loot Murder Declares “George Floyd Autonomous Zone” in Minneapolis and Begins Beating the Shit Out of Law-Abiding Citizens Trapped Within It

Weird how Burn Loot Murder claims it’s against violence by police officers against those who resist lawful arrest, and then immediately starts beating people to death for not respecting their made-up authority to make unlawful arrests.

That is weird, right? That’s not just me?

It’s almost as if this isn’t about civil rights for blacks, but about granting political power to violent, sociopathic street thugs and killers.

Click thru for details on the brutality.

So when do people say “enough?”

Adaptive Curmudgeon Has a Story to Tell

And AC tells a good story, even when it isn’t funny. Curmudgeon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Part 1

“I’m mildly sick.”

“OMG, COVID… you’re doomed!”

“It’s just bad air. I’ll be fine when the weather pattern changes.”

“Eleventy billion cases have been detected, every biker that went to Sturgis is dead, this is the worst thing that has ever happened.”

And Part 2.

I got a better deal than they’re getting [kids today]. I was born to mutually assured destruction. Instant death from the sky! You know what I learned from that? I learned that instant fiery radioactive death of everyone and everything was imminent but that’s not a good enough reason to cancel chemistry class.

Friday Links

Red State starts things off with Joe Biden May Have Just Had the Most Pathetic ‘Parade’ in Political History

Political Hat – The Cowardly Propaganda Of Courageous Conversation

Flopping Aces – Why is America on the Brink of Civil War?

Gun Curious – Differences Between New and Long-Standing US Gun Owners by Wertz, et al. Not much hard data on the gun-buying “Spree” of 2020.

But it is also the case that even in a “normal” year, there are about 1 million new gun owners. This is one of the many interesting conclusions from a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2018 which my Sociology of Guns students are reading this week.

Schneier on Security – New Bluetooth Vulnerability

The Post Millennial – Milwaukee man mobbed by BLM activists—arrested for trying to defend his home

SiGraybeard – Chinese Launch Drops Booster Near a School

The Other McCain – Liberals Outraged by Million-Dollar Bail for Lancaster #BlackLivesMatter Rioters

Second City Cop – Name This Tune When is “Shots Fired” not shots fired? Or if a gun is fired in the forest, and there are no shell casings…

Marathon Pundit – (Video) The coverup continues: Biden campaign mgr refuses to deny that Biden uses a teleprompter in interviews

Da Tech Guy – The real Mideast deal

Again from Political Hat – Woke Political Commissars For Law School

Irons In The Fire – It seems CNN is promoting the idiot who lost most of his bicep in Kenosha

Again from The Other McCain – Sorority Sister Turned BLM Radical? Kappa Delta Arrested in Lancaster Riot

The idea that a Kappa Delta sorority girl at a pricey liberal-arts college would be running around with BLM and Antifa, rioting because cops shot a knife-wielding lunatic, rather boggles my mind.

Moonbattery – Moonbat View on Self-Defense

Meep at STUMP – States and Cities under Fiscal Pressure: The Tales of Woe Rev Up Again

No! Don’t Cut the Orchestra Subsidies!!!!

Again from Second City Cop – Plenty of CPS Money? Why pay for security when the schools are closed?

Roberta X – Superspreader? Supersoaker? Superscience?

Most everyone is muddling through. Some have less mud in their way

Self-defense in The Windy City?

JusticeStranger things have happened. Woman claiming self-defense released from custody in fatal Park Manor stabbing.

A woman was released from police custody after citing self-defense in the fatal stabbing of a 42-year-old man during a domestic argument Sunday on the South Side.

After being choked and fearing for her life, the woman went to the kitchen of a Park Manor home and grabbed a knife, Chicago police said.

Use the tool you have on hand.

So the cops released her, but my guess is that this is one case that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, better known as Crimesha in certain circles, will want to pursue. Can’t have people believing that they can take individual action and exercise individual responsibility. They might decide that the bureaucrats are not needed.

Self-defense is a human-right, but it may or may not be your legal right in Chicago.

What Was I Saying About Chicago Corruption?

JusticeDon’t make no waves. Don’t back no losers. (Lessons from the Original Daley.) Payback: Judge who ordered Smollett special prosecutor NOT endorsed for re-election by county Democrats

The judge who appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the Jussie Smollett matter, including what role State’s Attorney Kim Foxx played in the case, will not be recommended for re-election by the Cook County Democratic Party.

Party officials claimed the decision to not endorse 40-year veteran judge Michael Toomin stems from his performance as chief judge of the county’s juvenile court division.

Of course it is. It couldn’t possibly be that they are pissed he shined a light on some corruption. My previous post on Chicago Corruption is at this link.

Jihad in Germany

Are we surprised? Knife Jihad in Stolberg

Yesterday, [Monday] in the German town of Stolberg, a young man was pulled from his car and stabbed by an unknown assailant who shouted “Allahu Akhbar!”

Police are baffled as to a motive, and are looking into it. Driver stabbed in German town, police probe motive. They aren’t “ruling out” terrorism, so that might be progress.

Because they don’t want to be called the “R” word, and I don’t mean Republican.

Politics and Death

Or when do “activists” dance in the blood of the dead, and when do they not? When Do Black Lives Matter, and Why?

The story of 2017 incident that took the lives of 5 black teenagers. Why did you never hear of it?

Unless you live in Michigan, you almost certainly never heard of the death of these five black teenagers. Why? Because there was no “systemic racism.” The story offered no political advantage to Democrats, and therefore the national media ignored it.

Click thru.

Tesla Autopilot in the News

This what happens when it is marketed as “Autopilot.” Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

“The car appeared to be self-driving, traveling over 140km/h, with both front seats completely reclined and both occupants appearing to be asleep,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Charges include dangerous driving.

Politicians Lie About How COVID-19 is Spreading

Because they lie about everything. COVID-19 emails from Nashville mayor’s office show disturbing revelation.

It would apparently be a problem for the Nashville mayor if the public discovered that COVID-19 really wasn’t coming from bars and restaurants.

Emails between the mayor’s senior advisor and the health department reveal only a partial picture. But what they reveal is disturbing.

The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that.

And most disturbingly, how to keep it from the public.

I mean, how would you keep the sheep scared, if there was nothing to be scared of? How would you use COVID-19 as an excuse to issued draconian edicts if the disease wasn’t an issue?

“We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes, their apartments…and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal,” Glover said.

Science knows when politicians are lying. Hat tip ZeroHedge.

And can you guess which party John Cooper is a member of?

The Media Lies Again

Because if they didn’t Lie, they wouldn’t know what to do…

And if you look closely at the photo, you will see one woman wearing an “I ❤ Trump” hat. That would be pretty out-of-place at a Biden rally.

Self-defense Is Legal In Montana

JusticeHe had a chance to walk away; he didn’t take it. Billings man killed near trailhead was shot in self-defense, Carbon County says; No charges expected.

That it took from April until September for the DA to decide that he couldn’t win this case, seems extreme, but then DA’s hate self-defense almost as much as the media.

After following the couple to their car, Rockman shattered the rear window and then began to assault J.H. hitting him several times with the stick and eventually wrestling him to the ground.

T.H. used bear spray on Rockman, which she carried while hiking, but Rockman seemed undeterred and continued to attack J.H.

She pulled a handgun and told him to back off, so he came after her. She fired one round at his leg.

Rockman appeared unfazed. J.H. shot Rockman in the chest, killing him.

There are more details in the story, that are interesting but mostly beside the point.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Husband Executed In Front of Pregnant Wife

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSAnd the Democrats want less police protection. Officials: 3 dead, 3 wounded in violent rampage in Tennessee

A gunman killed two people and wounded three others in a series of shootings and carjackings that ended with a high-speed chase as he fled police. He ultimately wrecked the car he stole and killed himself, while his remaining hostage survived, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

He killed the husband after carjacking the couple. He dumped the body on I-24 and drove off with the woman as a hostage.

Officials then located the SUV and a chase ensued, reaching speeds over 100 mph (161 kph). The SUV crashed and flipped, Rausch said.

He took his own life. The hostage was safe.

So how does less police protection help? I leave it to The Other McCain to explain. Biden Voter Enacts Democrat Agenda.

Murder, carjacking, kidnapping — that’s what Democrats want. That’s their policy platform in a nutshell. Criminals support Joe Biden.

Chicago Corruption

JusticeExplained in passing. Da Tech Guy – Update on the continuing Illinois Exodus

Since 1973 over thirty members of Chicago City Council have been sentenced to prison. At one time he was the city’s most powerful alderman, but now Ed Burke is under indictment for allegedly shaking down a fast food franchisee. Do you want to bring your business to Chicago? You may have to endure having your pockets picked by a pol. Or by several of them.

Where do I sign up?

Burke has been an alderman since 1969. Chicago needs term limits. And so does Illinois. Boss Michael Madigan, who is from the same part of the city as Burke, has been speaker of the state House since 1983 except for two years in the 1990s when the Republicans had a majority in the lower chamber. Madigan is also a Chicago ward committeeman. He’s been chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party since 1997. Illinois’ most powerful Dem is also currently under investigation as part of an evolving federal corruption probe that has already ended the careers of several Chicago and suburban politicians.

When I first ran across Da Tech Guy, the “Da” didn’t make sense. But Dese guys, does guys, and dem guys are all from Chicago. Like Da Bulls, or Da Mayor.

It wasn’t so very long ago that I loved that city, and spent most weekends, and not a few weeknights, at clubs in the city. Kaboom was legendary. And a couple of Saturdays every month, I would ride a train into the loop, have breakfast at my favorite bagel place (does anyone hand-roll bagels anymore?) and spend the morning wandering around the Art Institute. Looking at Man Ray’s chess set or Chagall’s Windows, or Picasso’s early period.

Now, you couldn’t pay me to go into the city.

There is a lot more at the Da Tech Guy’s post. Taxes. Pensions. Downstate corruption. Downstate problems. It’s worth a look if you want to see where Democratic policies take a city in a few decades.

The Moral of the Story Is…

Don’t open your door in the middle of the night. Knock on man’s door in the middle of the night leads to forced entry, stabbing.

If someone was knocking on my door in the middle of the night, I would arm myself and get ready to call 911. What I wouldn’t do is open the door.

At this time, police said the early investigation shows that the victim was sleeping when he heard two men knock on his door. The victim told police when he went to see who was at his door, the two forced their way into his home and demanded him to “give it up.”

He ended up in the hospital with multiple lacerations.

This is categorized as “Self-defense” even though he didn’t defend himself. There are lessons that apply.

Wednesday Link Roundup

We start today with Bacon Time!!! and Sunday Linkage.

Victory Girls BleachBit 2.0: Mueller Team Wiped Data Off Thirty One Phones
Hogewash What’s an Antonym for “Cutie”?
WUWT Tucker Carlson: Democrats, fires and the climate misinformation campaign

Up next is Pirate’s Cove with Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup.

  1. America’s Watchtower notes Pelosi calling Trump’s Middle East peace a “distraction”
  2. American Greatness discusses “systemic racism” in the Democrat run public school system
  3. Blazing Cat Fur says Netflix’s pedophile movie Cuties has Obama and associates panicking

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain has In The Mailbox 09.15.20 (Afternoon Edition)

Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, also, NGC 1805
Hollywood In Toto: Broken Hearts Gallery Proves Rom-Coms Aren’t Dead Yet, also, MovieMaker Says The Quiet Part Out Loud About Cuties

EBL – BLM Starts Violent Protests In Lancaster, PA Over Officer Shooting 🔪

Gosh, I wonder why this maniac who stabbed four people last year wasn’t still in prison? #Lancaster @stillgray @MrAndyNgo https://t.co/y34YEVTrbA
— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) September 14, 2020

Freedom Is Just Another Word… – Guns Bits and Ridiculous …

What? She thought she was untouchable??
NPR reporter arrested trying to interfere in arrest of hospital-blocking protester after ambush of deputies

Again from Wombat-socho – In The Mailbox: 09.15.20 (Evening Edition)

This Ain’t Hell: Come On, You Apes! also, In Other News Water Is Wet
Victory Girls: Peace Deal Leads To Palestinian Tantrum

A View from the Beach – Working Man’s Russiagate

Well the start of another “work week”. So what do we have? From Town Hall, Bronson Stocking writes of how Trump Rips Mueller Team for Destroying Evidence ‘Just Like Crooked Hillary’. He has a point.

Battleswarm Blog – BidenWatch for September 14, 2020

Maybe that’s why Mike Bloomberg say he’s going to spend $100 million to boost Biden in Florida:

Maggie’s Farm – Monday morning links

Scientific American Goes Full Anti-Science
Fairfax County Is Running Empty School Buses
Andrew Cuomo going off the rails under the stress of NY’s pandemic woes

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: Biden Says We Need a President Who Tells the Truth? Here Are 8 Big Lies That Disqualify Him

A Man’s Got To Know His Limitations: Jim Quinn
Update on the continuing Illinois Exodus: John Ruberry
JP Morgan says investors should prepare for rising odds of Trump win: BLA

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ – The Morning Report – 9/14/20

“If you care about this thing called systemic racism then demand K-12 public schools be fixed and fixed right now.”
Let’s Talk About the “Systemic Racism” of Public Schooling

I leave you with Fucking Mondays gifdump from Knuckledraggin My Life Away, Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark, and Sunday Funnies, 09-13-20 from Stately McDaniel Manor, and last but not least Sunday Funnies from Flopping Aces.