Hammer to drop on Thursday?

We shall see.

Biden expected to announce executive action on guns

President Biden is expected to announce on Thursday a series of executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to indicate during a press briefing on Wednesday that Biden would address gun violence the following day, but she would not elaborate on what specific measures he would announce.

Hunting season?

I can think of things he could try, and even a few things that would hobble firearms purchases without technically running afoul of law or Constitution (or, rather, no more so than currently). But let’s not give them any ideas.

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Q… I mean mainstream media “leaks” again

CBS:

Congressman Matt Gaetz, a close ally of former President Trump, asked the White House for a blanket preemptive pardon before Mr. Trump left office, two sources familiar with the situation confirm to CBS News.

MSN:

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz sought blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and others in Congress during the final days of former President Donald Trump’s term, according to reports from the New York Times and Fox News.

NYT:

In the final weeks of Mr. Trump’s term, Mr. Gaetz sought something in return. He privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed, according to two people told of the discussions.

CNN:

Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon for himself near the end of President Donald Trump’s term and made his request known to someone outside the White House Counsel’s office, according to two people familiar with the matter,

So of course Trump says it never happened, as does Gaetz.

Consider: lamestream “news” runs a anonymous claim from unnamed, unverifiable “sources” alleging WH insider knowledge. Turns out to have never happened… according to named sources speaking publicly on the record. Doesn’t that remind you of the original “Q,” who claimed to be some anonymous dot.gov official with insider knowledge, whose predictions of unlikely forthcoming events never came true?

There’s a reason I ridicule MSM even more than they ridicule QAnon. For all I know, their insider sources are 8kun’s Ron Watkins again. With even less credibility.

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Asking if a voter lives at the the address he used to register is “voter intimidation”?

Only if the “voter” doesn’t live there, and voted unlawfully.


I’m going to have to take that as an admission of widespread voter fraud.

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Fly United: “We may be minimally qualified, but at least we’re POC”

It’s getting harder to parody these woke psychos. I hoped I was sarcastically joking when I wrote:

Xe added that Delta will be dropping FAA certification requirements for new airframe and avionics technician hires, as the math and reading comprehension skills required for certification disproportionately favor whites.

“It’s more important to have an inclusive workforce than to keep our planes safely in the air.”

Turns out I was more prescient than humorous.

Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color. Learn more and apply now:

If United is prioritizing pilots’ genitalia and melanin over competence, guess what I’ll be prioritizing when selecting an air carrier.

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Clearing Windows Junk The Easy Way

Sheesh. Look at that; five separate procedures.

How to get rid of all the junk in your Windows 10 Start menu
The Start menu is a Windows mainstay, introduced with Windows 95. If you want to find a file, launch an app, or put your PC to sleep, it’s your go-to spot.
[…]
Now, let’s talk about junk. If you’ve had your computer for a long time, it’s probably full of files you don’t need. Tap or click for a few simple ways to clear up storage space.

You can clear out the Start menu, too. Here’s how.

Nope. One step.

1. Install Linux Mint. No more Windows issues. Ever.

I did keep a couple of computers with dual boot Mint/Win7, for some graphics work. Linux simply didn’t have free CMYK support that I needed for some pro gigs. Now it does.

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I thought this was going to be the Babylon Bee

I figured the Bee was making fun of that prick LaPierre.

Nope.

‘Thank God I’m safe’: NRA leader sought refuge from public outrage aboard yacht after mass school shootings
NRA leader Wayne LaPierre says he faced an unprecedented “security threat” in the wake of bloody rampages at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and at Parkland, Florida, high school — and had to seek refuge aboard his Hollywood producer friend’s 108-foot yacht.

In a chutzpah-rich deposition, the politically powerful gun rights advocate said the fancy vessel christened “The Illusion” was one of the few places he felt safe from the national outrage that erupted after the slaughter of innocent children with military-grade firearms.

The arrogance and entitlement of this asshat.

“And this was the one place that I hope could feel safe, where I remember getting there going, ‘Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here.’ And that’s how it happened. That’s why I used it.”

I hope the deposition addresses the $4,500 a month apartment for his “intern.”

NRA delenda est.

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Apparently “Cities Will Be on Fire”

I’ve been following the Chauvin-Floyd case. Up to now, based on…

  • The toxicology report showing fentanyl levels several times higher than lethal
  • Medical examiner report saying Floyd died of heart failure
  • ME finding lungs enlarged and full of fluid consistent with an opioid overdose
  • Cell phone cam video showing the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck

I held the position that Floyd was dying of an overdose already, and Chauvin kneeling on his neck, restricting blood flow, mere contributed to the inevitable death. I thought a manslaughter conviction might be more appropriate. But.

I like to keep reviewing evidence as it comes in, and today we got a doozy.

Derek Chauvin’s Defense Plays Video of Him Kneeling On George Floyd’s Shoulder—Not His Neck
Derek Chauvin’s lead defense attorney Eric Nelson played a video for the court on Monday that appears to show his client was kneeling on George Floyd’s shoulder — not his neck.

Black Lives Matter, and the mainstream media journalists that support them, have long claimed that the officer was kneeling on the 46-year-old drug addict’s neck.

Nelson asked Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo if he was familiar with the concept of “camera perspective bias” before playing two different angles of footage from the scene.

The only video I’d ever seen before this was the incriminating Darnella Frazier video. I wasn’t even aware of the existence of that bodycam video. Quite clearly Chauvin is not on Floyd’s neck. Therefore, he was not restricting blood flow through the neck.

My current thinking is “not guilty.” But the trial goes on, and maybe the prosecution will have some persuasive surprise of their own. Even if the best they could do to date, is beg the jury to ignore the ME’s report.

The facts for now argue for acquittal. Maybe that’ll even happen;one thing I didn’t follow was jury selection, so I don’t know what they have to work with. If they acquit…

“Cities Will Be on Fire”.

Check your guns, ammo, and fire extinguishers.

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I self-identify as Calvin

Anyone remember the old days when randomly redefining your identity and demanding everyone else accept your alternate reality was a bad thing?

Just 30 short years ago… It would be interesting to see Watterson come out of retirement, and try to make Calvin deal with this world.

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The Air Force obviously ain’t what it used to be

From nuclear football to Easter Bunny, it’s all in a day’s work for Biden military aide
One day you are charged with carrying the president’s “nuclear football,” the sturdy briefcase carrying all the codes and information he needs to authorize a strike when he is away from the White House. The next you are dressed as the Easter Bunny.

On Friday, Lt. Col. Brandon Westling, an Air Force aide to the president, was spotted walking to Marine One carrying the 45-pound briefcase that accompanies President Joe Biden wherever he travels.

On Easter Monday, the White House said he was carrying out a rather different duty as the Easter Bunny.

I’m guessing that Westling is a grade A political suck-up of an officer. I find this shocking.

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Common Carrier: Facebook, Twitter, et al

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas makes an excellent point.

Thomas wrote that companies, who are not subjected to the first amendment, do not have the “right to exclude.”

I’ve worked for phone companies. Yes, they are common carriers. And let me tell you, we not only could not censor customers, we weren’t supposed to listen in beyong the most limited monitoring to do maintenance. And telling anyone what you did accidentally overhear was a felony; which is why I can’t tell about one truly bizarre phone call I heard during a forced lightwave system switch. He has a new… what??

I think Thomas is correct. And… it would even be helpful to the big social media platforms to have that status. Interfering with a common carrier’s operation is a federal felony. That’s one more tool in the box for fixing hackers and spammers. The companies would lose their alleged right to censor speech thy don’t, but wouldn’t it be worth it?

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