Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 07.01.20.

Michelle Malkin: What’s The Matter With Kansas State University?
The PanAm Post: Shadi Saab, Apprentice & Heir To Maduro Frontman’s Criminal Network, also, Singing Their Way To Freedom

Bacon Time!!!! – Wednesday Linkage.

The Other McCain Warning: You Can Never Unsee This
Bustednuckles I Hate This Guy
Woodsterman Lots of Libturds in the Old Folder

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

Warms my heart! …
Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry
NICS Gun Data Sales up 137% Last Month, Highest June in History

Again from Wombat-socho – In The Mailbox: 07.02.20.

Adam Piggott: Milo Is Your Own Personal Humiliation
American Conservative: Justice Roberts Splits The Baby
American Greatness: Big Tech’s Escalating War On Free Speech

EBL – Don Giovanni 🎭

American Spectator: Yesterday Came Suddenly
AmPower: Professor Jacobson on Laura Ingraham
Diogenes’ Middle Finger: Media Memory Wipe-out

The Daley Gator – Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (07/03/20).

Illinois Judge Nukes Lockdown, Rules DemoNazi Governor ‘Had No Authority’ To Restrict People’s Movements And Close Businesses – PJ Media
Illinois Circuit Court Judge Mike McHaney ruled on Thursday

Flopping Aces – The Week In Radical Leftism, 7/3/2020.

WATCH: White leftists says Black residents better off without police, but Black residents say NO WAY
When will black Americans learn that white Leftists know what’s best for them?

The Right Way – Top of the News.

Turn Off The News – 90 Miles From Tyranny
Media Stepped in the Russia Poop Again – Diogenes Middle Finger News

Battleswarm Blog – LinkSwarm for July 3, 2020.

The lockdowns were a mistake.
Consider this your periodic reminder to not freak out over polls.

Gates of Vienna – Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/2/2020.

CNN Publishes Shame List of Companies That Didn’t Join Facebook Boycott
‘It’s activism, not journalism,’ GOP advisor says.

A View from the Beach – Russiagate Delayed is not Russiagate Denied.

Matt Margolis at PJ Media recounts how Susan Rice Accidentally Proved Barack Obama (Not Trump) Is Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

Ace of Spades HQ – The Morning Report – 7/2/20.

“The Democrat Party has gone off the deep end and taken Joe Biden with it.”
Joe Biden Owns the Democratic Party’s Insanity
“It is getting late early.
Trump Needs to Run a 1972 Nixon-Style Campaign

Maggie’s Farm – Thursday morning links.

Protesters, politicians slap the NYPD for a quarter-century of saving lives
Bottles And Trash Thrown At NYPD Responding To Crimes
SLOGANS FROM THE POORLY EDUCATED

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: Joe Biden’s Puppet-Masters Ready to Abolish the Suburbs.

Higher gas taxes and other tax increases to greet Virginians on Wednesday: Tyler Arnold
Private Sector Employment Gains 2,369,000 Jobs in June, Historic Rebound in May: PPD
The future still lies in coal, oil, and nuclear: Salena Zito

I leave you with Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark and Wednesday Mixture ~ Ribeye Edition from Woodsterman and Thursday gifdump from Wirecutter

Bad Guy With Gun Stopped by Good Guy With Gun

That’s something the Left says never happens. Arizona store shootout ends with robber, bystander dead.

He was robbing the store. He fired shots at the clerk and killed someone in the store, described by the police as an “innocent bystander.” The clerk managed to escape.

Another bystander then shot at the suspect and both exchanged gunfire, [Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben] Hoster said. The suspect was killed at the scene and the bystander was injured, he said.

And the cops believe that this guy was on something of a crime spree when he was stopped.

Self-defense is a human-right.

She Miscalculated The Impact of Her Threats

Because Cancel Culture is NOT supposed to apply to the Woke! From The Other McCain – Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

Having a high SAT score doesn’t mean you’re smarter than everybody else, at least not in terms of basic common sense. Like, maybe it’s not a genius idea to post videos to social media of yourself making threats of violence against people you disagree with?

Claira Janover isn’t exactly a Karen, but she’s pissed because there are repercussions from being an asshole.

Claira Janover said in a new video posted Wednesday afternoon. “The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.”

Go figure. Oh, and of course, Orange Man Bad. But really, Karma is a bitch.

A Fourth of July Musical Interlude

There is really only one song that must be present. “The Star Spangled Banner.” I’m not 100% sure, but I believe this performance is by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Slovakia.

But there are other choices that can supplement that one. “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It is performed by The United States Army Field Band.

Last year’s post is good too.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Friday Links

Guns.com – NICS Gun Data Sales up 137% Last Month, Highest June in History.

Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin My Life Away – Suicided in 3… 2… 1… On one of Jeffery Epstein’s associates has been arrested.

Red State – Statue of an Elk Burned Down by Portland Rioters, Proving They’re Definitely the Good Guys.

Pirate’s Cove – ‘Climate Change” Is The Social Justice Issue Of Our Lives Or Something.

American Thinker – Driving Conservatives Underground.

The Other McCain – War in Antifastan: Has Violence in CHOP Zone Become Too Much for Seattle?

Clayon Cramer – I Understand That American News Media Are Not Presenting All the Facts. British papers have more context.

Moonbattery – Police Protection Requested for Defund Police Rally. The most Ironic story of the week.

Again from Pirate’s Cove – Forget Social Distancing And Cops Quitting, The Important Issue Is Dungeons And Dragons.

The Gateway Pundit – Muslim Black Lives Matter Activist Umar Lee Organizing Mob to Target Home of St. Louis Archbishop — Is Leading Efforts to Rename St. Louis City.

Flopping Aces – 2 cops in Chicago shoot unarmed man in the back. It didn’t make news. Guess why.

One more time from Pirate’s Cove – Minneapolis City Council Looking To Defund The Police Hires $4500 A Day Private Security.

Legal Insurrection – Gun Violence in New York and Other Cities Reaching Levels Not Seen in Decades.

The Daley Gator – Corporations and backdoor censorship.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He probably thought it would be easy to rob an old man. 72-year-old South Nashville homeowner shoots, kills intruder.

An elderly homeowner in South Nashville shot and killed an intruder early Wednesday morning in what Metro Police detectives say is a justified homicide.

Self-defense is a Human-right.

The Breakdown of Order in the Cities

It hasn’t taken a long time. Breakdown: The unwinding of law and order in our cities has happened with stunning speed.

The rising carnage in the inner city is the consequence of this official repudiation of the criminal-justice system. The current tolerance and justification for vandalism and violence; the silencing of police supporters; and police unwillingness to intervene, even when their own precincts are assaulted—all send a clear message to criminals that society has lost the will to prevent lawlessness.

Minneapolis, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York. Those are mentioned in the article. It probably goes a lot farther than that.

Anti-antisemitism in the US Media? Say It Ain’t So!

But of course it is so. Jewish businesses in Los Angeles ransacked in riots, but only Israeli and Jewish media care.

First the media ignored the carnage, with one famous example of a “journalist” reporting on “mostly peaceful” protests with a burning building in the background. Then the media just decided that the obvious targeting of Jewish neighborhoods, people and businesses wasn’t worth reporting. It still isn’t, apparently.

Since then, images have emerged of a darker narrative, with rioters targeting Jewish businesses. Israeli newspapers ran with this angle this past Saturday, but by the end of the day, there was nothing about the Jewish vandalism to be found on the New York Times website. Usually the Times is pretty up on anti-Semitism, but it was easier to find a piece about Anna Wintour than any mentions of vandalized Jews.

So now we’re avoiding news about anti-Semitism in these riots urging diversity?

The media have become a part of the problem. Can’t report the news if doing so would let people scream “racist.” Better to just ignore the bigotry on the part of the protesters rioters.

June in Chicago – a Disaster

From HeyJackass! – June Wrap-up.

This June was a record setting, “unacceptable”, complete and total shitshow. The homicide count ties beats the mid-90s for most ever; the total shot number is 50+ more than our record peak of 498 in August 2016; 111 shot over Father’s Day weekend; tallied a 30 day homicide run rate of 110, and so on… What a disaster.

Beating the mid-90s is not good.

HeyJackass! doesn’t think that July will be better.

Defund the Cops? Chicago Adds More OT

Because Chicago is in the grip of a crime catastrophe. CPD to put 1,200 extra officers on street starting Thursday.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced Monday that 1,200 additional officers will hit the streets for the historically violent Fourth of July weekend.

Starting Thursday, the surge in officers will be deployed in “hot spots” for violence, according to Brown. Acknowledging “tired cops make mistakes,” he said every officer on duty over the weekend will get a day off.

Does that sound like Defunding?

Hat tip to Second City Cop – “Extra” Cops.

Meaning canceling at least one of everyone’s days off for yet another failure of the political set to keep criminals behind bars where they belong:

He also has the Over/Under on the weekend numbers for the upcoming holiday weekend. Which I think that according to HeyJackass! will run from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning. Happy 4th of July.

Crime In NYC and LA

I pick on Chicago too much, but they make it so damn easy. So let’s look farther afield.

First up, New York. Murders continue to surge in NYC with 38 killings in the last four weeks.

It isn’t just murders that are up.

Burglaries have climbed citywide by 47% for the year so far, with 6,595 incidents versus 4,480 in the same period in 2019.

Auto thefts continued a year-long trend of increases with more than 60% over the same period in 2019.

And LA. LAPD: Homicides Up 250% In First Week Of June.

A tweet from the LAPD says between May 31 and June 6, homicides were up 250% compared to the previous week. The number of victims who had been shot jumped 56% in the same week.

Maybe some of that is due to relaxing the COVID-19 lockdown. They don’t cite figures from prior years.

Hat tip to Bloviating Zeppelin and You want no cops? You just may get it.

America: you’re about to get the kind of law enforcement you deserve. And demand. You’re demanding it now.

None.

He has details about stuff in Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle.

The Nightmare that is Qualified Immunity

JusticeSo bureaucrats can violate your constitutional rights, and you have no recourse. UConn not liable for unconstitutional punishment of athlete because she flipped the bird on national TV.

The judge said they violated the first amendment and granted them immunity anyway.

Harris noted that the rationale for the creation of qualified immunity was to protect public officials from “the constant fear of liability for ‘reasonable but mistaken judgements about open legal questions.’”

Asked how qualified immunity could be more “reasonable,” Harris told The Fix she understands that public officials need “breathing room.” Yet the current standard lets public officials off the hook for almost any reason, while at the same time “private employees do not have such protections!”

Wednesday Link Roundup

We start with an entry that should have been in Saturday’s roundup from Flopping Aces. The Week In Radical Leftism, 6/26/2020.

NY BLM Leader Says They Will “Burn It Down” If They Don’t Get What They Want
Before we judge too harshly, this has been the DNC’s motto since the 2000 election.

Bacon Time!!!! – Sunday Linkage.

Victory Girls Infuriated Inslee Blames Trump For “Sabotage”
Hogewash Don’t Know Much Biology
WUWT Climate Models Add 50 % More Warming

Pirate’s Cove – Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup.

  1. The Lid features 21 biggest lies about Trump
  2. The Last Refuge notes BLM restarting “polar bear hunting”
  3. The First Street Journal discusses reparations

Daley Gator brings us Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday (06/29/20).

‘Defund The Police’: NYC Shootings Explode Amid Disbanding Of Anti-Crime Units, Reassignment Of Hundreds Of Officers – Daily Wire

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 06.30.20 (Afternoon Edition).

Shot In The Dark: This Is War
STUMP: Polities Under Fiscal Pressure – Chicago & Cook County
The Political Hat: Venezuela, A Pariah Of Oppression

EBL – New Women of Yellowstone.

AoSHQ: Morning Report 06.22.20 and Morning Report 06.23.20
Mark Steyn: Unnaming and Demonitizing and Everthing Must Go!
Political Clown Parade: Plantation Joe

Political Hat – News of the Week (June 28th, 2020).

Minneapolis Police Union: We’re Being Scapegoated By “Incompetent …Failed” Civic Leaders
True enough, although that’s not the entirety of what has happened in Minneapolis.

Again from Wombat-socho at The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 06.30.20 (Evening Edition).

Shark Tank: Kamala Harris Endorses Mucarsel-Powell
Shot In The Dark: Take Your Pick
The Political Hat: Whither Columbia?

Battleswarm Blog – Scenes From the Social Justice War.

Madison, Wisconsin may be a deep blue dot, but they’re tired of all the riot bullshit and looking to recall Democratic mayor Satya Rhodes Conway.

A View from the Beach – Russiagate Turns a Page.

Monica Showalter at AmThink assembles at fine collection of evidence at Another Deep State hoax blown out of the water: Trump never briefed about Russian bounties —Herridge

Maggie’s Farm – Monday morning links.

Black Lives Matter Organizer: ‘Give Me Money or We’ll Break Windows’
Black Billionaire Robert Johnson Demands $14 Trillion in Reparations

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: Tom Cotton Summarizes The Stakes of 2020.

Today I discovered that I was accused of hate by shadow environment minister Lloyd Russell-Moyle : J.K. Rowling
Think twice about why the media attacks William Barr: Jonathan Turley

I leave you with Sunday Memes … from MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… and Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark and Sunday Funnies, 06-28-20 from Stately McDaniel Manor.

New York Descends Into Chaos

And no one seems to care. 11 people shot across NYC in less than 12 hours as shootings spike.

Bill de Blazio is busy signalling how much he hates Trump. But we’ll get to that.

11 shootings in 12 hours is a lot. Especially by the standards of NYC for the past decade or so.

The spree of gunfire brought the number of shootings since Monday to 59, with a total 81 people shot, including six murders.

By comparison, there were nine murders but just 26 shootings for the entire week during the same time last year, sources said.

What is de Blazio doing about it? Not much. De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable: Goodwin.

New York faced 9/11 and came back strong. They turned Times Square from a den of iniquity to a tourist destination for families. They kept their economy thriving, until now.

New York has had its share of corrupt and incompetent mayors, but never has it had one who is both of those and also a lazy bum.

With restaurants wanting to know the rules for reopening, de Blasio diddled until the last minute. Their survival was at stake, but he couldn’t be bothered.

What’s the plan for schools in the fall? Good question, but don’t ask the mayor. He hasn’t gotten around to that yet.

Besides, the issue only involves a million students, their families, teachers, coaches, principals and administrators. They must wait for the chief political popinjay to bestir himself.

He is painting “Black Lives Matter” on streets including in front of Trump Tower, because why not. Actually running the city isn’t fun.

Crime is soaring — murder is up 25 percent — and de Blasio responds by vowing to cut the police budget.

The aim is not to do more with less. It is to get the cops to do less. This is a death wish.

For weeks, illegal fireworks have exploded through the night, and a 3-year-old Bronx boy is among the injured innocents. Thousands of complaints pour in, to which the mayor shrugs and says cops and firefighters “have many other things” to do.

Police are quitting in droves, and nobody should blame them. Would you risk your life to enforce the law under this mayor?

And they are retiring. 272 uniformed NYPD cops file for retirement after George Floyd death. A 49 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.

History. Ignorance. Rinse. Repeat.

But there is a difference. In the 1980s, Wall Street traders were still on the street. Open Outcry Auctions were a 19th Century information processing system that mostly worked, and are mostly not needed today. Crowding into the city made some kind of sense in the 1980s. As the whole COVID-19 work-remotely effort has shown, you don’t need to crowd into Manhattan every day, and the COVID-19 rates seem to show that you don’t want to anyway. Small shops have been going out of business for sometime, because Amazon will deliver it to you later today. Or whatever. And now the restaurants are following them, because of social distancing.

I never liked NYC, but then I haven’t been there in decades. I see no reason to go now.

If you do want to live there, you can buy a 4 bedroom house in Queens for less than $900,000 but you will probably have to tear it down due to the mold. NYC house selling for $828K has the scariest listing photos ever.

Smuggler’s Blues

Today’s video comes to us from not-so-long ago post from My Daily Kona – Monday Music “Smugglers Blues” by Glen Frey, who notes…

The video for “Smuggler’s Blues” won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985, and inspired an episode of Miami Vice, in which Frey guest-starred.

The long-form video is available at My Daily Kona. Enjoy.

This is “Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frey.

Sgt. Craig Johnson

End of Watch. One of two Tulsa police officers shot in Monday traffic stop has died.

Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, has succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered in the line of duty early Monday.

Johnson, 45, and a novice police officer he supervised in east Tulsa’s Mingo Valley Division were both shot multiple times during a traffic stop near the intersection of 21st Street and 89th East Avenue.

A “We Are The Mighty” Musical Interlude

8 songs that are essential to any successful military convoy.

Typically, the role of “Doc” in the convoy is as a passenger. While remaining alert and attentive, I also felt that I needed to keep my unit motivated and focused while they did their various jobs.

I took the task very seriously by acting as the Convoy DJ, playing the greatest hits for combat effectiveness!

The songs are…

  1. AC/DC — Highway to Hell
  2. Rage Against The Machine — Testify
  3. Outkast — B.O.B
  4. Jimi Hendrix — All Along the Watchtower
  5. The White Stripes — Seven Nation Army
  6. Cage the Elephant — Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
  7. System of a Down — Chop Suey!
  8. Godsmack — Awake

Click thru for the notes and the videos.

Every convoy needs some musical motivation. Whether you’re taking the kiddos to school, enjoying a leisurely Sunday drive or simply heading into the office for another day of crushing it, cue up this playlist and have an epic journey.