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  • Steve Blass Gets the “Woke” Treatment

    by Deplorable Bumr50 ( 109 Comments › )
    Filed under Bigotry, Open thread at June 6th, 2019 - 12:36 pm

    Pirates announcer Steve Blass criticized for comments about Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Broadcaster Steve Blass came under fire Wednesday for on-air comments he made during Tuesday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves.

    In the fourth inning, Pirates pitcher Steven Brault hit Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. in the elbow with a 2-2 pitch. Blass made note of Acuna’s animated style of play and necklaces he wears while on the field.

    “A young player, just doing all that stuff, and all the jewelry, and all the stuff, back in the day, I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but …” Blass said.

    Broadcast partner Greg Brown asked Blass if he was suggesting Brault hit Acuna on purpose.

    “I’m not suggesting that,” Blass said. “That’s why I qualified it back in the day.”

    When the broadcast showed a replay of Acuna briefly glaring at Brault after being hit by the pitch, Blass bristled.

    “Give it a rest. You think he’s trying to throw at you? Give me a break,” Blass said.

    Several websites criticized Blass’ comments as anti-fun and went as far as accusing him of racism. Acuna is from Venezuela.

    Awful Announcing referred to his comments as “dog-whistling.”

    “Steve Blass doesn’t like a certain type of player. You can call them ‘flashy’ I guess, but there might be something else going on with the Pittsburgh Pirates announcer,” Ryan Phillips wrote in The Big Lead.

    Blass, 77, is in his final season as a Pirates broadcaster. He was not expected to comment on the matter, on or off the air.

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    109 Responses to “Steve Blass Gets the “Woke” Treatment”
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    1. Deplorable Bumr50
      1 | June 6, 2019 1:48 pm

      Apologies if anyone had anything coming, Just popped in and didn’t want the previous thread to expire. Not sure when that happens, but it had to be close.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | June 6, 2019 2:30 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      thx!

      this shit is ridiculous.


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | June 6, 2019 4:01 pm

      The Flynn 302s have been unsealed

      https://www.scribd.com/document/412589985/Flynn-Doc-85


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | June 6, 2019 4:11 pm

      Flynn has fired his lawyers


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | June 6, 2019 4:42 pm

      NZ and Australia are #1 and #2 so far in the ICC world Cup

      https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/five-star-starc-seals-australia-s-win-over-west-indies-20190607-p51vd9.html

      I thought that the Windies gave the game away…


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | June 6, 2019 4:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Flynn has fired his lawyers

      i want people in jail, pensions removed, families ruined, et cetera.

      this was treason and has to be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | June 6, 2019 5:09 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I don’t know who the new lawyers are. I’m hearing it may be DiGenova/Toensig but that’s too good to be true.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | June 6, 2019 5:15 pm

      In a text message to POLITICO, Giuliani said he was not Flynn’s new lawyer. Dershowitz replied that he’s not representing Flynn. DiGenova in an email wrote, “We are not at liberty to discuss.”

      https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/06/michael-flynn-fires-legal-team-1356175


    9. Aussie Infidel
      9 | June 6, 2019 6:04 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      NZ and Australia are #1 and #2 so far in the ICC world Cup

      https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/five-star-starc-seals-australia-s-win-over-west-indies-20190607-p51vd9.html

      I thought that the Windies gave the game away…

      And the Kiwis tempted fate but pulled the game out at the end …. just.

      Not a convincing win but a win is a win so we’ll take it!

      🙂


    10. yenta-fada
      10 | June 6, 2019 6:06 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Nice post. It highlights that we live in the Era of the Perpetually Offended. aka Censorship of language and thought. The fact is that speech and thought are completely intertwined. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, you have to have a thought in your brain before you can talk about it.


    11. rain of lead
      11 | June 6, 2019 6:13 pm

      hey y’all


    12. yenta-fada
      12 | June 6, 2019 6:14 pm

      The Toronto Raptors (basketball) are up 2 to 1 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals. The tickets are wildly expensive. So, when Obama turned up for a game the other night, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. ack


    13. yenta-fada
      13 | June 6, 2019 6:15 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      hey y’all

      Back atcha.


    14. rain of lead
      14 | June 6, 2019 6:29 pm

      now this is more like it 21st century
      London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

      https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/infinity-pool-london-intl-scli/index.html


    15. yenta-fada
      15 | June 6, 2019 6:46 pm

      I’m trying to paste items from the Washington Examiner, and my computer won’t do it. One item said that the Judge wouldn’t allow Flynn to fire his lawyers. True or false. Darned if I can tell. I have problems posting with some conservative sites. I get a black screen right after the site pops up, but the black screen disappears after a few seconds. I blame Trudeau.


    16. yenta-fada
      16 | June 6, 2019 6:51 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      now this is more like it 21st century
      London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

      https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/infinity-pool-london-intl-scli/index.html

      You just ‘triggered’ my fear of heights. Other than that it’s a great photo.


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | June 6, 2019 7:22 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      True or false.

      False. Technicality/, they didn’t follow the filing procedure to be allowed to withdraw quite exactly so the judge disallowed ‘without prejudice’ which means they fix it and re=file. He’s already got new lawyers


    18. eaglesoars
      18 | June 6, 2019 7:27 pm

      Looks like Ilhan Omar filed 8 yrs of fraudulent tax returns based on invalid/illegal marital status. Plus a campaign violation or two

      https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/06/06/rep-ilhan-omar-ordered-to-pay-4000-in-reimbursements-and-fines-but-wait-thats-not-all/


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | June 6, 2019 7:35 pm

      I don’t know how this happens so FWIW

      Pientke, one of the agents who interviewed Flynn, will be testifying against McCabe (and someone else?), putting the onus on Comey


    20. rain of lead
      20 | June 6, 2019 7:57 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      where is a smart legal person when ya need em’


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | June 6, 2019 8:35 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/06/to-avoid-tariffs-mexico-pledges-troops-to-border-trump-response-results-first-tariffs-will-commence/

      Mexico is full of it. They arrested 2 open borders activists yesterday, both of whom have been arrested – and released – before. Don’t tell me Pueblo Sans Frontiere doesn’t have a ton of commie/Soros money coming in.

      Mexico’s problem is the cartels and they have infiltrated the gov’t like a cancer. You can’t kill them w/o killing the host. Unless they are incentivized to change their behavior, they won’t.

      They only way to do that is to send in the 82nd Airborne and they’re busy at the moment.


    22. eaglesoars
      23 | June 6, 2019 8:54 pm

      *sigh*

      Swine flu is confirmed in 86% of Vietnam’s provinces


    23. coldwarrior
      24 | June 6, 2019 10:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      *sigh*

      Swine flu is confirmed in 86% of Vietnam’s provinces

      it’ll be here next october


    24. eaglesoars
      25 | June 6, 2019 10:26 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I dunno. Transmission requires direct contact w/infected/contaminated source.

      But I don’t know how long before symptoms show up. At this point, I want to start quarantining any ships! God only knows what they’ve had in the holds that make it out to a loading dock


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | June 6, 2019 10:31 pm

      been meaning to post this. Mueller is going to go down one way or the other. Even if there are no legal consequences, his rep is trashed, his legacy permanently soiled.

      Here are some of his victims talking about what happened to them

      https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/05/30/scorched_earth_lives_upturned_muellers_targets_speak_out.html

      nite


    26. AZfederalist
      27 | June 6, 2019 10:34 pm

      Anybody else having any issues with Disqus on WeaselZippers?


    27. AZfederalist
      28 | June 6, 2019 10:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I seem to remember reading about the Soviet Union and East Germany using tactics like this.


    28. CynicalConservative
      29 | June 6, 2019 10:48 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      Yeah, been borked for a few hours.

      Upside is don’t have to deal with the constant whiners that make the comments almost unreadable; there is a core of prolific posters there that just bitch about everything and the subset of meme posters that post the same shit over and over and over.

      Thus ends my whining and bitching.

      ps. Patterico has really gone CJ; wonder who his paymasters are.

      doubly thus ends my whining and bitching.

      /maybe galt again


    29. AZfederalist
      30 | June 6, 2019 11:04 pm

      CynicalConservative wrote:

      Yeah, been borked for a few hours.

      Looks like it’s back again. Overnight thread has a few posters.


    30. yenta-fada
      31 | June 6, 2019 11:33 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Vincente Fox, the ex-pres of Mexico was on Canada’s Business News network this morning. Turns out he is here for some huge conference on marijuana. The intro said Fox is on the Board of some big mj company. (…Life Sciences)Getting the big bucks for his great knowledge of drugs. Mj is legal here now albeit slowly. Fox was livid about Trump and how he was dealing with Mexico. It was contained, but he despises the man. Nothing of substance on why Mexico deserved special treatment except what ‘good’ neighbors the have been. lol. Globalist thug on full display.


    31. yenta-fada
      32 | June 6, 2019 11:36 pm

      @ CynicalConservative:

      If we all stopped whining and bitching there would be no blog. IMwhiningO.


    32. yenta-fada
      33 | June 6, 2019 11:49 pm

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-06/armed-mexican-troops-block-migrants-southern-border-after-tariff-talks-tank

      I can still paste from zh. My virus detector is sending warnings and blocking conservative sites. 🙁

      Trump will have to keep threatening Mexizuela to get them to take any concrete actions.(see what I did there) It’s lawless when you can buy everybody off or shoot them without consequences. I don’t blame the great masses of people who want to live peaceful lives.


    33. coldwarrior
    34. coldwarrior
      35 | June 7, 2019 7:30 am

      Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants…

      ok, shut the power off to NYC, and I bet the pumps that deliver the water are coal powered too….


    35. coldwarrior
      36 | June 7, 2019 8:13 am

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/06/harvard-harris-poll-gop-voters-overwhelmingly-back-tariffs-china/

      So much for the CoC and the globalist word whores


    36. RIX
      37 | June 7, 2019 8:17 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Ilhan Omar Busted…Omar Violated IRS Rules… New Questions Emerge…Michelle Malkin… She committed federal tax fraud with false marriage…Even more felonies?

      and not a damn thing will happen to her because we are no longer a nation of laws.

      She is a female Muslim, highly protected class.


    37. eaglesoars
      38 | June 7, 2019 8:23 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      and not a damn thing will happen to her

      oh, I’m not so sure. People can swallow a little tax fraud among family but this whole ‘married to the brother’ bit is a bit off-putting.

      Trump just told Turkey to piss up a rope

      Turkish F-35 pilots training in the United States must leave the country by July 31 and training for new students will be halted, as Ankara refuses to ditch a Russian missile system.

      https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/07/pentagon-chief-to-suspend-turkeys-f-35-pilot-training/


    38. coldwarrior
      39 | June 7, 2019 8:26 am

      @ RIX:
      Raaaaacissss


    39. coldwarrior
      40 | June 7, 2019 8:27 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      The adults are running the show now. Actions have consequences


    40. eaglesoars
      41 | June 7, 2019 8:32 am

      75k jobs added in May. Big miss. 185k expected. Hit in retail, lost gov’t jobs (THAT part isn’t bad)


    41. eaglesoars
      42 | June 7, 2019 8:36 am

      Here’s the Bur Labor rpt

      https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm


    42. coldwarrior
      43 | June 7, 2019 8:39 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Still lowest in 50 yrs for unemployment. The article brings up a rate cut for various reasons….dont know that I’m for that yet.


    43. eaglesoars
      44 | June 7, 2019 8:41 am

      This is hilarious

      Climate Oops: National Park Begins Subtle Removal Of “Gone By 2020” Signs After Glaciers Just Keep Not Being Gone

      https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2019/06/06/climate-oops-national-park-begins-subtle-removal-gone-2020-signs-glaciers-just-keep-not-gone/

      Visitor Roger Roots detailed the changes, noting that they hadn’t completely scrapped the signage but rather subtly changed the language from saying the glaciers would disappear by 2020 to saying they would be gone in “future generations”

      *snort*


    44. RIX
      46 | June 7, 2019 8:44 am

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/democrats-invite-psychiatrist-to-capitol-after-she-calls-president-unstable-violent-danger-to-public-health/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      The Inquisition continues. Dems to parade a bunch of Lib psychiatrists in front of Committee who will all say that the Orange Man is unstable.
      No examination necessary.


    45. eaglesoars
      47 | June 7, 2019 8:45 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      .dont know that I’m for that yet.

      I’m not.

      I’m looking at this as a self-correction cycle. The labor participation rate is good, retail is the one taking a hit, down 7.6% and I think it’s a bricks-mortar thing vs. on-line. That has to happen sooner or later, it might as will happen in this strong environment.

      Gold is smoking!


    46. eaglesoars
      48 | June 7, 2019 8:47 am

      RIX wrote:

      bunch of Lib psychiatrists

      Brandy Lee is the Michael Avenatti of the psych profession.


    47. RIX
      49 | June 7, 2019 8:53 am

      So it seems


    48. coldwarrior
      50 | June 7, 2019 9:11 am

      RIX wrote:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/democrats-invite-psychiatrist-to-capitol-after-she-calls-president-unstable-violent-danger-to-public-health/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      The Inquisition continues. Dems to parade a bunch of Lib psychiatrists in front of Committee who will all say that the Orange Man is unstable.
      No examination necessary.

      they have nothing to campaign on, no issues that energize voters other than the socialist base.

      the longer this nonsense continues, the better for trump


    49. coldwarrior
      51 | June 7, 2019 9:20 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m looking at this as a self-correction cycle. The labor participation rate is good, retail is the one taking a hit, down 7.6% and I think it’s a bricks-mortar thing vs. on-line. That has to happen sooner or later, it might as will happen in this strong environment.

      seems reasonable


    50. eaglesoars
      52 | June 7, 2019 10:00 am

      Smithsonian mag has a nice retrospective on the first moon landing

      – lunar dust stinks

      – the Russians crash landed on the moon, Luna 15, hours before Apollo landed. We were in communication w/each other about this little thing in orbit and they were sending position telegrams to mission control and – Frank Borman’s house?

      – JFK didn’t give a rat’s butt about space. He only cared about whooping the Russkies. We had to be first or it didn’t count.

      – You’ll never guess who designed the space suits. Playtex. The bra company

      https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/apollo-11-anniversary-content-package-180972210/


    51. eaglesoars
      53 | June 7, 2019 10:19 am

      Trump is thinking about a currency play? I’m not sure how much of this is serious concern vs. how much is whining because they’ve got long positions on the dollar

      President Donald Trump is poised to turn the $5.1 trillion-a-day global currency market into the next battlefield in his trade war with a proposal that has set two U.S. government agencies on a collision course.

      A Commerce Department proposal to impose countervailing tariffs on countries that it determines have devalued their currencies has alarmed officials at the Treasury Department, according to four people familiar with the matter. They are wary of market disruptions and a politicization of foreign-exchange policy, among other concerns, the people said.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-07/trump-s-currency-war-plan-puts-treasury-and-commerce-at-odds?srnd=premium-asia

      Imagine my shock at finding out foreign-exchange policy might be politicized.


    52. coldwarrior
      55 | June 7, 2019 11:06 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Currency manipulation to gain advantage is a no no in the WTO rules.

      Rules.


    53. eaglesoars
      56 | June 7, 2019 11:47 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Currency manipulation to gain advantage is a no no in the WTO rules.

      yeah, I remember them bitch-slapping China for that

      I don’t get this. Is this a global growth thing?

      NYFed now sees Q2 GDP at 1.01%

      https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1137018618603028480


    54. coldwarrior
      57 | June 7, 2019 12:17 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      😆

      zerohedge…

      had i listened to them i would be out a shit-ton of money in my investments.

      anyway, there is a global downturn coming, the business cycle is what it is. we will still have positive growth tho.

      europe is effectively at 0% interest rates and cant prime the pumps. china is about to feel some real pain


    55. coldwarrior
      58 | June 7, 2019 12:18 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Evidence Suggests the Hillary Clinton Team Created Dossier Was Provided to Steele, then Kerry’s State Department and then to the FBI

      i want her in jail


    56. eaglesoars
      59 | June 7, 2019 12:27 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      zerohedge…

      had i listened to them i would be out a shit-ton of money in my investments.

      it wasn’t an opinion piece, they just reprinted a NY Fed document.

      I’m looking at Armstrong’s ECM and he’s saying the same thing but his timing is different

      I need food


    57. coldwarrior
      60 | June 7, 2019 1:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Oh, I know.
      The zero guys just get soooooooo much wrong.


    58. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      61 | June 7, 2019 2:56 pm

      Damn power hungry people. We have Greg Gianforte secure in the house and the dumbass has decided to put everything up for risk by running for governor. (Which has been won by Dems twice in a row now. Plus Greg has the whole “punching a reporter” scandal thing.)


    59. eaglesoars
      62 | June 7, 2019 3:14 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Plus Greg has the whole “punching a reporter” scandal thing

      That’s not a bug, that’s a feature

      Of all places, the 9th Circuit hands Trump a big win on Keystone XL pipeline. It looks like it’s absolutely cleared, they’ve got a new permit

      https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/447465-judge-removes-remaining-barrier-to-keystone-xl-construction


    60. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      63 | June 7, 2019 3:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Plus Greg has the whole “punching a reporter” scandal thing

      That’s not a bug, that’s a feature

      Of all places, the 9th Circuit hands Trump a big win on Keystone XL pipeline. It looks like it’s absolutely cleared, they’ve got a new permit

      https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/447465-judge-removes-remaining-barrier-to-keystone-xl-construction

      It was funny that he did that, his polling numbers went up and he won the election.


    61. eaglesoars
      64 | June 7, 2019 3:32 pm

      This is what we do NOT want to see. This is the kind of thing that sends the rural population into the cities looking for food and work, and then you get civil unrest and then the gov’t goes looking for something to distract people with and it’s usually not strippers and booze.

      China

      Chinese mainland pig farmers told him African Swine Fever has spread to 30 percent of mainland pigs, while another Hong Kong pig farmer based in China told Yip the exposure rate is as high as 50 percent….U.S. Customs and Border Protection, partnering with the Department of Agriculture, confiscated 1 million pounds of Chinese pork smuggled into a port in New Jersey in March…The Fall Armyworm has spread to 220,000 acres (89,000 hectares) in Southern China, ruining primarily corn and some sugarcane crops. With no natural predators in China, the USDA warned that “there is a high probability that the pest will spread across all of China’s grain production area within the next 12 months.”…The Chinese government recently confirmed another episode of A(H5N6) bird flu in China’s Xinjiang Province. The outbreak killed only 1,015 of 2,545 birds in the area, but an additional 11,900 will be culled to prevent the disease’s spread

      The gov’t is going to have to subsidize to keep prices affordable, the population isn’t going to be able to afford much increase caused by decreased supply

      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/chinas_food_supply_imperiled_.html


    62. eaglesoars
      65 | June 7, 2019 3:33 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      he won the election

      punch a reporter and win an election. imagine that.


    63. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      66 | June 7, 2019 3:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      he won the election

      punch a reporter and win an election. imagine that.

      The left SERIOUSLY underestimates the hatred toward the press out here in the sticks. Even in a “purple” state the press is despised.


    64. coldwarrior
      67 | June 7, 2019 3:57 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      looks like the chicoms will have to import food…denominated in…

      get ready for it….

      dollars…repatriated back to the US.

      if they could come up with an original idea maybe they could think themselves out of these situations. but, they are incapable of original thought or novel solutions.


    65. eaglesoars
      68 | June 7, 2019 4:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      looks like the chicoms will have to import food…

      assuming there’s any available.

      The ‘Pocket-Sized Monster’ Terrifying Farmers the World Over

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-02/the-pocket-sized-monster-that-s-ravaging-crops-quicktake


    66. 69 | June 7, 2019 4:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Nasty little buggers.


    67. coldwarrior
      70 | June 7, 2019 4:55 pm

      So…if full employment is defined as being between 3.5 and 4 % unemployment

      Then there is expected soft numbers in new jobs…

      Time to train the underemployed for new gigs.


    68. eaglesoars
      71 | June 7, 2019 4:56 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      very. I’d never heard of them before and just a quick research seems to show they popped up in significant numbers out of nowhere about 3 yrs ago.

      If that’s true, something changed in the ecology/environment to make them so prolific. OR, they somehow got transported to a more nurturing environment where the population boomed and migrated from there. They have a very short life span, so it wouldn’t need be anything long term, more like a storm maybe.


    69. coldwarrior
      72 | June 7, 2019 5:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      A nice deep freeze kills a lot of pests


    70. coldwarrior
      73 | June 7, 2019 5:08 pm

      Things are looking up. Local high schooler just convinced me and 8 of my neighbors to hire him to take care of our yards and such.

      Quick calculation…he’s pulling down 300 a week or so.

      Excellent. I haven’t seen that kind of stuff in 20 years. He does good work too.


    71. eaglesoars
      74 | June 7, 2019 5:36 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Time to train the underemployed for new gigs.

      does anybody have numbers on what jobs go begging to be filled? I’m not talking sectors, I mean ‘nurses’ or ‘commercial truckers’, etc.


    72. coldwarrior
      75 | June 7, 2019 5:39 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      the nursing shortage is critical. it’s really bad, more are retiring than are passing the boards. the programs have about a 50% washout rate.

      truckers will be replaced with robots soon enough, but the need is critical too.

      its a good question tho. i havent looked in a while


    73. eaglesoars
      76 | June 7, 2019 6:18 pm

      I can’t even…

      AOC want to close Riker’s Island. To put solar panels on 25% of it. Because if that happens, she says every ‘toxic power plant that was built in NYC in the last 2 decades’ can be shut down.

      https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1137092798870515712

      Well, let’s see. How many power plants have been built in NYC in the last 2 decades?

      Found a list. I count – TWO

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_stations_in_New_York


    74. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      77 | June 7, 2019 6:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I can’t even…

      AOC want to close Riker’s Island. To put solar panels on 25% of it. Because if that happens, she says every ‘toxic power plant that was built in NYC in the last 2 decades’ can be shut down.

      https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1137092798870515712

      Well, let’s see. How many power plants have been built in NYC in the last 2 decades?

      Found a list. I count – TWO

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_stations_in_New_York

      They also always dramatically overestimate the electricity production of solar (and wind for that matter). We have solar and wind farms here in MT, they are huge and mostly manage to power large-scale farms and sprinkler systems.


    75. lobo91
      78 | June 7, 2019 6:39 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Good thing it never snows in NY, huh


    76. eaglesoars
      79 | June 7, 2019 6:41 pm

      BOOM!

      VERDICT: Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery $11 million against Oberlin College

      The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences. In this case, a wholly innocent 5th-generation bakery was falsely accused of being racist and having a history racial profiling after stopping three black Oberlin College students from shoplifting. The students eventually pleaded guilty, but not before large protests and boycotts intended to destroy the bakery and defame the owners. The jury appears to have accepted that Oberlin College facilitated the wrongful conduct against the bakery.

      Punitive damage phase to start next Tuesday, which could increase the damages to $33 million.

      https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/verdict-jury-awards-gibsons-bakery-11-million-against-oberlin-college/


    77. lobo91
      80 | June 7, 2019 6:41 pm

      Oh, and I almost forgot…”Live from Flagstaff, it’s Friday afternoon!”


    78. eaglesoars
      81 | June 7, 2019 6:42 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      @ lobo91:

      and it’s always sunny


    79. lobo91
      82 | June 7, 2019 6:43 pm

      I’m currently sitting in the VIP tent drinking an $8 beer


    80. eaglesoars
      83 | June 7, 2019 6:43 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Oh, and I almost forgot…”Live from Flagstaff, it’s Friday afternoon!”

      you’re at somebody’s concert, right?


    81. lobo91
      84 | June 7, 2019 6:44 pm

      Larkin Poe is up soon, I think


    82. lobo91
      85 | June 7, 2019 6:48 pm

      I’m at the Flagstaff Blues Festival. Larkin Poe and Tab Benoit are the headliners tonight. Tomorrow is Samantha Fish and Kenny Wayne Shepherd


    83. coldwarrior
      86 | June 7, 2019 6:59 pm

      @ lobo91:
      We want a thread on it!!!


    84. lobo91
      87 | June 7, 2019 7:03 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Maybe when I get to a real computer. I’m on my phone now


    85. eaglesoars
      88 | June 7, 2019 7:15 pm

      Did you hear about that former Arkansas state senator Linda Collins-Smith found shot to death in her house a couple days ago?

      She was working on an issue w/Millions $ in DHS funds allocated for child protection services

      That somehow ended up w/the Clinton foundation

      A judge has sealed the files

      https://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-judge-seals-police-records-in-killing-of-former-senator-linda-collins-smith


    86. eaglesoars
      89 | June 7, 2019 7:38 pm

      This is amazing even for a border collie.

      Playing Jenga

      https://twitter.com/RobChristie11/status/1137087172140576769


    87. lobo91
      90 | June 7, 2019 7:44 pm

      I just saw a roadie open up a double guitar case and pull out a scarred up sea foam green Fender Jazzmaster followed by a banjo. I know who those belong to…


    88. lobo91
      91 | June 7, 2019 7:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      One day, a Border Collie will be President


    89. eaglesoars
      92 | June 7, 2019 7:50 pm

      ok, back to Chernobyl.

      Maj. Gen. Nikolai Tarakanov who headed up the liquidation efforts, talks about the movie

      https://www.rt.com/news/461348-chernobyl-disaster-tarakanov-hbo/

      RTD:This series portrays then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev as a confused man, who is doubting the reality and hesitating to take control. Is that true? Is that how it was and did he really fail to assume responsibility for the incident?

      Tarakanov: What I can tell you is that if we speak about the man’s character, since I knew him quite well… he did lack that firm grip on things that, for example, Boris Yeltsin had, the kind that majors and generals have, who can take the lead; issue orders and know what to do, that kind of stuff.

      So, when he got the news he didn’t even go there himself, he sent [Nikolai] Ryzhkov [chairman of the Council of Ministers] and Shcherbina to take care of things. And not knowing what’s happening on the ground; not having the slightest idea of what it’s like, he was trying to low-ball the whole thing about the danger to the population and the impact. He was hoping that the commission would report any day that it was all over and fine.

      So the official narrative carefully avoided calling the incident a disaster – which it really was. It was us, the military, who insisted that it should be acknowledged as a disaster. It was one of the century’s biggest man-made disasters.


    90. yenta-fada
      93 | June 7, 2019 8:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Did you hear about that former Arkansas state senator Linda Collins-Smith found shot to death in her house a couple days ago?

      She was working on an issue w/Millions $ in DHS funds allocated for child protection services

      That somehow ended up w/the Clinton foundation

      A judge has sealed the files

      https://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-judge-seals-police-records-in-killing-of-former-senator-linda-collins-smith

      https://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2016/08/10/the-list-of-clinton-associates-whove-died-mysteriously-check-it-out/

      From 2016


    91. yenta-fada
      94 | June 7, 2019 8:22 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I’m currently sitting in the VIP tent drinking an $8 beer

      CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic idea for you to have a great time. Get autographs. 🙂


    92. yenta-fada
      95 | June 7, 2019 8:26 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I can believe that about Gorbachev. He found his niche in shaking hands with the West. I think that is what he will always be known for. But WTHDIK. Yeltsin and Khrushev (sp) were more in the style of Soviet rulers Bull headed.


    93. yenta-fada
      96 | June 7, 2019 8:30 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      One day, a Border Collie will be President

      They are very smart and loyal. Nice choice.


    94. eaglesoars
      97 | June 7, 2019 8:32 pm

      Trump announces deal w/Mexico


    95. coldwarrior
      98 | June 7, 2019 8:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      another arkancide.

      yet the clintons serve no time.


    96. eaglesoars
      100 | June 7, 2019 8:43 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      From 2016

      There’s another one in Oklahoma that looks like a suicide. I’ll see if I can find it.


    97. eaglesoars
      101 | June 7, 2019 8:48 pm

      here we go

      A second former Republican state senator has been dead from a gunshot wound within two days.

      Police found former Oklahoma state Sen. Jonathan Nichols, 53, dead in his home Wednesday after receiving a call about an individual with a gunshot wound.

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/second-ex-gop-state-senator-found-shot-dead-in-two-days


    98. eaglesoars
      102 | June 7, 2019 8:51 pm

      Who the fuck is Sam Patten? The cast of characters in this like is like a Russian novel

      ——–

      BREAKING: Mueller defendant Sam Patten asks Senate Ethics Committee to investigate SSCI ranking Dem Sen. Warner for leaking his confidential information & the role of Simpson & Steele’s partner Daniel Jones in coordinating w Warner based on this RCI story:

      https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1137141351076782080


    99. eaglesoars
      103 | June 7, 2019 9:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Who the fuck is Sam Patten?

      oh lookee here

      Appears to be some kind of lobbyist. HATES TRUMP. Lots of work w/Russia. Something about International Republican Institute in Moscow. Which was run by – McCain??? Wife is Laura who was with FBI & CIA for 16 yrs – Kilminik was with the IRI for 10 yrs – Senate Intel Cmte referred him to DOJ last year because they thought he lied in his testimony then – it looks like they got him on a FARA violation and he’s cooperating w/Mueller

      wow. just wow.

      https://twitter.com/threadreaderapp/status/1112288832429481985


    100. eaglesoars
      104 | June 7, 2019 9:41 pm

      More developments in the Gallagher war crimes/murder case. The judge is giving it to the prosecution in the nads.

      news coverage of the case that included excerpts of the court’s rulings constituted “apparent unlawful command influence.”

      Unlawful command influence occurs when a military commander uses their authority to influence the outcome of a military legal proceeding.

      As remedies, Rugh ruled that if Gallagher is convicted of the charges, he will not have to face life without parole.

      Also, Rugh gave the defense additional rights to challenge potential jurors. Rugh gave the defense two more “peremptory challenges” than the one they would normally have.

      https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/military/story/2019-06-07/judge-rules-navy-seal-murder-trial-will-proceed


    101. 105 | June 8, 2019 2:30 am

      @ CynicalConservative:
      PATTERICO WENT CJ? Dang. He was a good guy. He contacted me out of the blue while tracking down Ellie Light.

      http://patterico.com/2010/01/26/ellie-light-is-winston-steward/


    102. rain of lead
      106 | June 8, 2019 6:53 am

      https://theothermccain.com/2019/06/07/wow-ohio-jury-delivers-11-million-verdict-against-oberlin-college/

      The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences. In this case, a wholly innocent 5th-generation bakery was falsely accused of being racist and having a history [of] racial profiling after stopping three black Oberlin College students from shoplifting. The students eventually pleaded guilty, but not before large protests and boycotts intended to destroy the bakery and defame the owners. The jury appears to have accepted that Oberlin College facilitated the wrongful conduct against the bakery.


    103. RIX
      107 | June 8, 2019 7:22 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/06/07/rep-maxine-waters-is-soliciting-nicknames-for-president-trump/
      @ Twitchy
      Maxine is soliciting nicknames for Trump. I am guessing that she is just made a serious mistake.


    104. Deplorable Bumr50
      108 | June 8, 2019 8:07 am

      Good morning!

      Just gonna leave this here…


    105. coldwarrior
      109 | June 8, 2019 9:37 am

      new thread, yinz!


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