Friday, September 29, 2023

Watch Out, Elmo

Deep state is coming for him.
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla allowed racial harassment of its Black employees to run rampant at its Fremont, Calif., plant and retaliated against some workers who complained, the federal agency charged with enforcing civil rights laws alleged in a lawsuit Thursday.



LOL Fuck You Libs

Not surprised to see Peter Baker publishing what he knows is false just to stick his tongue out at the perfectly correct critics he knows exist.
These are corrupt, awful people.  The paper of record!

Time For Many More Puff Pieces about SBF

I caugh a bit of some random low budget quickie documentary the other night on some random channel. Not worth naming, but while it didn't whitewash him entirely, there was so much focus on HOW IS HE DEALING WITH THIS etc.

Just a very obvious of example of high status people offering grace to people they empathize with which they would never offer to people not like them (such as, for example, black people). The obvious examples should serve to enlighten people about how the less obvious examples are pervasive in the coverage of everything, but I only say that because I want journalists to be LEFT-WING ADVOCATES. 

6 weeks of trial. I'm sure we'll have plenty of sympathetic coverage.

I Don't See How Donnie Two Scoops Wriggles Out Of ALL THIS

Definitely a year ago I didn't expect there to be an ALL THIS, so we have made some progress. Still it is seems almost unfathomable that he WON'T wriggle out of all of it.

I'm not making predictions here, just commenting on the rarity of elite accountability.


Finally Friday.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Happy Hour

Get happy

Swifties Gonna Go After You Next, Elmo

On Wednesday, reported that Twitter, now known as X, placed NFL ads on the accounts of multiple white nationalists. On Thursday, the NFL responded.

“NFL unequivocally denounces any form of hate speech and has absolutely no association with these individuals or any group that promotes racism,” chief NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “As soon as this was brought to our attention, we immediately expressed our concerns to X to understand and rectify the issue.”

Get Him, Swifties

Maybe a joint operation with K-Pop fans.



Just Not Bothering

That rich people find ways (legal, pseudolegal, not legal) to fiddle their taxes is not new, but that many of them are just "lol not gonna bother" is quite amazing.
Nearly 1,000 tax filers who earn more than $1 million per year have still not filed federal tax returns for at least one year from 2017 to 2020, according to IRS data provided to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

What’s more, the 2,000 people who represent the highest-income non-filers in one or more of those years owe a total of more than $900 million in federal taxes, the data shows.


Just an iconic tree/view in Northern England, right in the middle of Hadrian's Wall. Due to the position and orientation of the ridge, and the varying position of the sun in the sky, both throughout the day and throughout the seasons that far north, it was endlessly photographable with varying light combinations.
Police are investigating the deliberate felling of one of the UK's most iconic trees, which appears to have been cut down in an act of vandalism.

The large tree at Sycamore Gap, next to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, was apparently cut down overnight.
Quick taste of photos.

Still At It

New York Times reporter just trolling at this point. They are never wrong, fuck you. There's a story about Trump trying to convince reporters that he's "meeting union workers" while addressing a small crowd of handpicked people who aren't union workers, but the paper of record is committed to presenting the story as written, not as it is.

A local paper:
About 400 to 500 Trump supporters were inside a Drake Enterprises facility for the speech. Drake Enterprises employs about 150 people, and the UAW doesn't represent its workforce. It wasn't clear how many auto workers were in the crowd for the speech, which was targeted at them.

One individual in the crowd who held a sign that said "union members for Trump," acknowledged that she wasn't a union member when approached by a Detroit News reporter after the event. Another person with a sign that read "auto workers for Trump" said he wasn't an auto worker when asked for an interview. Both people didn't provide their names.


Today is the day Vivek Ramaswamy became president.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Debate Thread

For the true sickos.

Beavis and Butthead Do Homelessness

Mr. Kise said in court that the ruling could oust the sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, from their New York homes, which he said are owned through the types of limited liability companies that Justice Engoron dissolved.

Happy Hour

get happy


Journalism is just, like, vibes, man.

Easiest Marks In The World

Nobody - especially the smartest boys in the room - wants to admit they've been conned by a con man, which is one reason we're getting all of these pieces finding it so garsh darn hard to figure out if SBF was genuine and true and just made some booboos.

Maybe he really did just want to be a trillionaire so he could do so much good in the world! As if believing you're uniquely able to "do good" isn't the sign of a messianic lunatic instead of something to applaud.

We already know that SBF's public donations were to Democrats (often bad ones in primaries) and his partner Salame handled most of the Republican ones. But, then, also...
S.B.F. had been priming the pump for weeks. In August 2022, according to my reporting, he quietly made a $10 million donation to McConnell’s dark-money group, One Nation, in what appears to be the largest single financial donation to a Republican group from an FTX executive. That donation, which was never reported, helps to explain Bankman-Fried’s claim, shortly after FTX declared bankruptcy, that he was actually one of the biggest Republican donors in the country that year. (One Nation wouldn’t address the specifics of this reporting.)
And Yglesias:

The big cons require trusted influentials to help sell the con, either because they're in on it or because they are conned themselves.  Our smartest boys in the room are always ready to sell the next big shitpile, though you can decide whether they themselves are cons or marks.

This, from start to finish, is about the stupidest thing ever written and I used to read Gateway Pundit. Stupidest thing ever written on a site funded by, at one point, SBF!


Was looking for something and randomly came across the fact that the federal government's REAL ID driver's license program has been delayed (as a requirement for flying, etc.) until 2025. This thing just keeps going and going.

I ended up getting one which required getting a replacement Social Security card because mine had withered away. As Social Security offices are federal offices, will you need a REAL ID to get the SS card you need to get your REAL ID?
Can we get Social Security cards that aren't made of 2-ply toilet paper?