These Black Lives Don’t Matter

2020 September 28
by bc3b

Dajore Wilson (clockwise from top left), Natalia Wallace, Mekhi James, Janari Ricks, Lena Nunez Anaya and Sincere Gaston — each no older than 10, each shot to death in Chicago this summer,

Actually one wasn’t black. But, six children under 10 were murdered in Chicago this summer. Some were playing outside with friends. Others were riding in a car with parents or watching TV at home.

There were no mass demonstrations to protest their deaths. None of the Bears will be wearing any of their names on helmets next Sunday. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won’t write an op-ed about them. The NFL won’t work to do anything to stop gang violence. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won’t be invoking their names. Nancy Pelosi won’t be taking a replacement knee for them. Mayor Beetlejuice couldn’t remember their names if her life depended on it.

8-year-old Dajore Wilson, killed Sept. 7 in Canaryville on the South Side. She would have been a second-grader at Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts.

9-year-old Janari Ricks, killed July 31 in Cabrini-Green. He would have been a fourth-grader at Ruben Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center.

7-year-old Natalia Wallace, killed July 4 in Austin. She would have been a second-grader at Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts Center.

20-month-old Sincere Gaston, killed June 27 in Englewood.

10-year-old Lena Nunez Anaya, killed June 27 in Logan Square. She would have been a fifth-grader at Frederick Funston Elementary School.

3-year-old Mekhi James, killed June 20 in Austin.

They are all of our children.

Their innocent young lives were snuffed out and few seem to care other than their families, friends and Chicago Sun Times writer

Let us mourn the six children 10 years old or younger. Three were killed riding in cars with parents, two while playing outside, one in her own home when bullets found her.

What new words to write of Chicago gun violence?

Or a summer of horror that claimed six children no older than 10 years old?

Three were killed riding in a car with parents, executed by enemies gunning for the car owners.

Two were killed playing not far from the front doors of their homes.

One was inside her home. She was watching television when gang member bullets found her.

At the Chicago Public Schools they attended, we must acknowledge four virtual empty chairs.

The deaths of these six young children mark Chicago’s summer of horror as the sun sets on a killing season — Tuesday’s first day of fall spurring hope that colder weather might bring calmer streets.

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Hat tip: Chicago Sun Times

85 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 September 28 6:35 am
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    As stated, I doubt Mayor Beetlejuice even remembers any of these children’s names.

    10-year-old Lena Nunez Anaya was killed June 27 in Logan Square. Logan Square is on Chicago’s North Side. In fact, it’s Mayor Beetlejuice’s neighborhood. It’s a couple miles west of Wrigley Field and hardly what has been considered gang territory, which shows how out of control violence in Chicago has become.

  2. 2020 September 28 6:44 am
    [2]
    bc3b permalink

    No home internet until I get some problems solved with an off shore customer service department.

    My daughter and I spent 2+ hours on the phone with them yesterday. Anything beyond unplug the modem and unscrew the coaxial cable is above their comprehension.

  3. 2020 September 28 6:49 am
    [3]
    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of Chicago violence:

    https://abc7chicago.com/49-shot-7-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/6619005/

    Not sure if the cops are done finding bodies.

  4. 2020 September 28 7:20 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    2,

    That is the number one reason that people hate the cable companies. Sad too. These gateway boxes they put in your home have enough horsepower to do scheduled self-test. Add $9 bucks for a LoRa board to send out an ‘phone home error’ msg. The system could care for itself and the cable company could fire even more employees which is always their first option when times are tough.

  5. 2020 September 28 7:22 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    To borrow from Orwell…..

    All Lives Matter… Only Some Lives Matter More Than Others.

    And remember the Democraps motto —

    “Do it TO the kids, not FOR the kids.”

  6. 2020 September 28 7:30 am
    [6]
    JimNorCal permalink

    We got something called “ATT Fiber” a couple weeks ago.
    It’s much faster than our old ComCast for about the same price.

    ComCast used to have outages and slowdowns that lasted a couple of days.
    So far the ATT is steady but most days at least one device will have a momentary dropped connection. Your Zoom meeting blanks and you have to click back in. Or your web page stops loading and you get a “No Internet” error msg pop-up. But it comes back fast.

    Mrs NorCal is working from home and the high schooler is “distance learning” so we chewing up a lot of bandwidth these days. I think ATT slows you down after you consume 1000GB(?) each month (back to full speed for the next month). ComCast was just starting to charge if you went over a limit.

    Not every household can get ATT Fiber, it requires installation of infrastructure in your city which ATT is gradually rolling out.

  7. 2020 September 28 7:32 am
    [7]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Back on topic: it IS puzzling how no journalist ever mounts a no-holds-barred assault on shooting deaths in Chicago. The national networks just treat it is “same old, same old”.

  8. 2020 September 28 7:39 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 & NorCalJim –

    We have our own modem router –

    https://www.staples.com/NETGEAR-AC1600-WiFi-High-Speed-DSL-Dual-Band-Modem-Router-D6400/product_2637982

    It worked fine until Saturday night when both our cable and internet went out.

  9. 2020 September 28 7:43 am
    [9]
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #7 –

    That’s why I saluted Maudlyne Ihejirika of the Chicago Sun Times.

    Maybe the only “journalists” we can trust are those whose names we cannot pronounce.

    Saw an ad on CBS yesterday about the debate coverage. It showed Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King with the words “Honest … Unbiased” I could have puked.

  10. 2020 September 28 7:46 am
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    justrand permalink

    how incredibly sad

    children, born & unborn are merely PAWNS to the Democrat Party. NO ONE recalls the name of a “pawn”,

  11. 2020 September 28 7:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    That is a nice unit.

    Jim,

    I am in the same boat as you. I have 4 classes online and 6 meetings that chew up my Friday. I push a lot of bits even when I am not doing lectures, meetings, doing other stuff like grading, admin and research.

  12. 2020 September 28 7:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  13. 2020 September 28 7:54 am
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    bc3b permalink

  14. 2020 September 28 8:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    bc, 3: We salute journos like Maudlyne Ihejirika of the Chicago Sun Times.

    “Doing the jobs American journalists won’t”

  15. 2020 September 28 8:40 am
    [15]
    JimNorCal permalink

    bc, 13, yeah I saw some humor reference about it. It went something like

    The media has found a $3.5 million payoff to Trump from Russia!
    Oh, never mind, that was Hunter Biden.

    The media has found that Trump spent gobs of cash on East European hookers!
    Oh. Never mind. Hunter again.

  16. 2020 September 28 8:58 am
    [16]
    bc3b permalink

    BJG College Football Standings
    Fight On: 11-1
    JBoz: 10-2
    MI Conservative: 10-2
    bc3b: 9-3
    JimNorCal: 7-5
    Eph: 6-6

  17. 2020 September 28 9:04 am
    [17]
    Eph permalink

    11-1 ?

    WTF is that????

  18. 2020 September 28 9:19 am
    [18]
    drdog09 permalink

    17,

    Winning………………….. 🙂

  19. 2020 September 28 9:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  20. 2020 September 28 10:11 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    I am at a disadvantage this year as the “Mighty MAC” won’t be playing.

  21. 2020 September 28 10:17 am
    [21]
    bc3b permalink

    It appears the Chicago Police found a couple more. The weekend count is up to 50 shot/8 killed.

    Like votes, shooting victims get reported late in the Windy City.

  22. 2020 September 28 10:41 am
    [22]
    JimNorCal permalink

    I have a REAL CHANCE this year in the football picks!
    I’m second from last today (thanks, Eph) but TLS is not playing. Wow, she had a super year last season.

  23. 2020 September 28 10:52 am
    [23]
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #22 –

    TLS and Hubby received the same email you did.

    I forgot that TLS changed her email address in March. Since her non-participation is my fault, she and her husband will receive credit for the same percentage of wins for last week as they get this week. If they have 85% of the games correct this week, they will get credit for 85% right last week.

    To be fair I will offer the same deal to anyone who didn’t participate last week, even JR.

  24. 2020 September 28 11:37 am
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    bc3b permalink

  25. 2020 September 28 12:01 pm
    [25]
    bc3b permalink

    Minnesota woman paralyzed after missing “window” because of BLM rioting in Minneapolis:

    https://www.lucianne.com/2020/09/28/zimmerman_woman_paralyzed_after_missing_window_for_urgent_medical_care_during_riots_44486.html

  26. 2020 September 28 12:07 pm
    [26]
    bc3b permalink

    This innocent little girl is not counted in Chicago’s weekend shooting victims. Her death shouldn’t be overlooked, but it will be.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-violence-girl-5-stabbed-to-death-in-another-bloody-weekend

  27. 2020 September 28 4:00 pm
    [28]
    bc3b permalink

    My home internet is working. Yeah!

  28. 2020 September 28 4:05 pm
    [29]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Welcome back, bc! 🙂 🙂

    Did you hear that Joe Biden will be in 3 states tomorrow?
    Unconscious, semi conscious, and confused
    bada-bing, I’ll be here all week, try the veal …

  29. 2020 September 28 4:10 pm
    [30]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Turn down the volume first ….
    Trump supporter and anti-Trump student are in the same place at the same time ….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geEzPahFtxY

  30. 2020 September 28 4:51 pm
    [31]
    JimNorCal permalink

    For anyone needing a laugh, here is a pompous guy mocking Trump in 2016. He offers to “write a campaign check right now” because he is so sure Trump will lose.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlHo-F1z_aw

    Same guy in 2020 LOL
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/403360/

    “Be careful what you wish for”

  31. 2020 September 28 4:57 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “bada-bing, I’ll be here all week, try the veal …”

    Psssst. Joe we are at LongJohnSilvers…..

  32. 2020 September 28 4:59 pm
    [33]
    drdog09 permalink

    “Trump supporter and anti-Trump student are in the same place at the same time ….”

    So that is the matter-antimatter reaction that drives the Enterprise. “Warp 9 Scotty!” Imagine if you were married to that!

  33. 2020 September 28 5:05 pm
    [34]
    drdog09 permalink

    31,

    Trump wins reelection he may very well have two more picks for SCOTUS. That would make him third in number of appointments after Washington and FDR. Washington in s\a since is a gimmie as he had to pick the first round for all of them. FDR in my view the same as he was a court packer.

  34. 2020 September 28 5:08 pm
    [35]

    19 – LMFAO.. and it’ll get as little play as the last 2 nominations.
    27 – That fruit cake ain’t nothing but a bad joke, we all know tomorrow gonna be 2 on 1 operation.
    34 – Likely be replacing Thomas next, if he manages to win and also of course the senate isn’t lost. 🙁

  35. 2020 September 28 5:12 pm
    [36]
    drdog09 permalink

  36. 2020 September 28 5:17 pm
    [37]
    drdog09 permalink

    Action — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/california-ev-mandate-could-lead-disaster-states-already-fragile-electric-grid — Reaction.

    Can you imagine? PG&L can’t keep the lights on now. How the hell they going to recharge 15m Teslas using just windmills?? Asking for a friend.

  37. 2020 September 28 5:29 pm
    [38]

    But will anything of substance actually be done to stop it? Knowing about it, doesn’t stop it.

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/28/bidens-texas-political-director-implicated-in-massive-mail-in-ballot-harvesting-scheme-in-harris-county/

    edit: sorry for the dupe, guess we both saw it at around the same time. 🙂

  38. 2020 September 28 5:31 pm
    [39]

    37 – Nobody ever seems to think about that when it comes to EV’s there, or elsewhere, nor the toxic mess that comes with making and later disposing of said batteries.

  39. 2020 September 28 6:09 pm
    [40]
    drdog09 permalink

    Saturn V — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNcBQ8cDA0 — Sound is good, but not quite right. You don’t get that pounding sensation in your chest from 2mi away. I stood across from Merritt Island when they lifted Apollo 8 off the ground, you felt it as much as heard it.

    Sounds like a good road trip to take with the BJG TX folks to SpaceX when they fire off the SN8 for real.

  40. 2020 September 28 6:17 pm
    [41]
    bc3b permalink

    KH #39 –

    Saturn had similar problems with its plastic bodies – they looked nice but were an environmental disaster. Bad form for a company that was woke long before woke was invented.

  41. 2020 September 28 6:55 pm
    [42]
    drdog09 permalink

    At least the Saturn line up looked ok. The Pontiac Aztec on the other hand…..

  42. 2020 September 28 7:48 pm
    [43]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #42 –

    The Buick Rendezvous was basically the same vehicle with far better lines.

  43. 2020 September 28 9:17 pm
    [45]
    Eph permalink

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/28/monm
    outh-university-poll-biden-50-trump-44/

    What happenend to Biden +13?

  44. 2020 September 28 9:44 pm
    [46]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Six points is plenty if it’s in the right areas.
    But I still have trouble following … if Trump won in ’16 and none of his voters have drifted away, then where is the Biden victory?

  45. 2020 September 29 1:09 am
    [47]
    Eph permalink

    Jim,

    My point is that polls were never +13 and they aint +6 now either.

  46. 2020 September 29 1:34 am
    [48]

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/09/28/its-time-for-us-conservatives-to-riot-n2577020

    Well past time I would say. Though my idea of rioting isn’t what you’re seeing on the tv atm, mine is more along the lines of the opening chapters of Term Limits by Vince Flynn only slightly less overt, but far more targets across the entire land.

    45 – I don’t know, but if Biden is (in actuality not fake polls) even just running even in OH than this thing is over and done with and in the bag for him. Trump was consistently running +2 to +6 in 2016 in OH polling, and he ended up with something like +8. IA was like consistently T +4 to +7 and he ended up +10.

  47. 2020 September 29 4:51 am
    [50]
    bc3b permalink

    Cleveland businesses boarding up in preparation for tonight’s debate.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/cleveland-rioters-debate

  48. 2020 September 29 4:52 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of the debate, we’ll have a live thread here, beginning at 8:30 Eastern Time.

  49. 2020 September 29 5:10 am
    [53]
    bc3b permalink

    News the MSM won’t report: Bidens paid taxes on just $750,000 of $13.3-million in speaking fees and book royalties:

    https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-used-s-corps-avoid-paying-hundreds-thousands-payroll-taxes/

  50. 2020 September 29 6:08 am
    [54]
    Eph permalink

    49

    actually, Biden +2.8

    The King

  51. 2020 September 29 6:08 am
    [55]
    Eph permalink

    “The Comeback Kid”

    -MSM

  52. 2020 September 29 6:10 am
    [56]
    justrand permalink

    finally got our power back on yesterday afternoon!!!

    Re. the “debate” tonight…what are the odds that Chris Wallace can be impartial??? I don’t believe he will be as bad as CNN and MSNBC, but I also think he will be tipping the scales every chance he gets.

    I also wonder if the combination of shifting Biden’s Circadian Rhythms and massive doses of “medications” will allow Biden to appear lucid. The Trump campaign must know what they have been doing to Biden…I hope they have a strategy to unmask it.

  53. 2020 September 29 6:16 am
    [57]
    JimNorCal permalink

    The 270ToWin website map is interesting (KHs 49)
    It shows MN as safe for Biden.
    And it shows MI, WI and PA leaning Biden.
    Finally it has NE as a toss up.

    Those are all interesting, arguable assertions

  54. 2020 September 29 6:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “News the MSM won’t report: Bidens paid taxes on just $750,000 of $13.3-million in speaking fees and book royalties:”

    As my lawyer has opined, ‘tax avoidance is a crime, tax deferral is an art form.’ I am really surprised that the Biden’s would actually use S corps. S is a pass thru vehicle to the individual and utilized more for limiting liability on endeavors. At their level one might expect a chapter C, since they can used retained earnings provisions to stash away cash. Would be interesting to see the details of how the accountants structured it all.

  55. 2020 September 29 6:31 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    57,

    Keep in mind he was wrong by a country mile in ’16. Nearly the same prediction pattern.

  56. 2020 September 29 7:07 am
    [60]
    Eph permalink

    57 Jim

    How did 270 do in 2016?

    Just curious

  57. 2020 September 29 7:23 am
    [61]
    bc3b permalink

    Which poll are you going to believe?

    The Trafalgar Group ^ | 9/29/2020

    MI Sept 2020 Presidential Poll Donald Trump 46.7% Joe Biden 46.0% Jo Jorgensen 2.1% Someone Else 1.2% Howie Hawkins 0.8% Undecided 3.2%

  58. 2020 September 29 7:44 am
    [62]
    Eph permalink

    BC

    The King of Kings does not believe that poll

    -The King

  59. 2020 September 29 8:46 am
    [63]
    bc3b permalink

    bc3b #61 –

    The one thing that poll (and others) demonstrate is that the Libertarians are the Democrats best friends. I’d be willing to bet that 80% of those voting Libertarian would vote Republican if the Libertarian wasn’t on the ballot. Democrats count on Libertarians in really close races.

    As I’ve said to Wylie Coyote, you don’t have to be crazy to be a Libertarian, but it certainly helps.

  60. 2020 September 29 8:50 am
    [64]
    fight on permalink

    Rush has been saying the past few days that the debates won’t happen. Maybe he is correct.

    Sleepy Joe wants pee breaks every 30 minutes. Trump wants earpiece. Standoff.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/breaking-joe-bidens-campaign-requests-breaks-every-30-minutes-tonights-first-debate/

    What will the can say Joe drops out.

  61. 2020 September 29 9:11 am
    [65]

    Why can’t he just pee on the floor, just like he craps his pants? The demagogues want a major platform to hammer Trump over this tax thing. I would prefer there be no debate, as it will just be a bash trump circle jerk.

  62. 2020 September 29 9:13 am
    [66]
    Eph permalink

    64.

    OMG!

    Me thinks thats a rope a dope

  63. 2020 September 29 9:13 am
    [67]
    Eph permalink

    65 IP

    Exactly why I wont be watching

    Regardless of the debate rules

  64. 2020 September 29 9:18 am
    [68]

    “`63 these libertarians would rather see a marxist government installed
    than to give up their self righteous “principles” . How many of these so called “libertarians” are moles planted by the enemy?? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

    As PHD eyeore IP said before , the demographics /vote fraud will wipe us out within a decade or sooner.

    Venezuela here we come. Dirt nap here I come,

  65. 2020 September 29 9:30 am
    [69]

    67 Me neither, how could anyone but the brain dead be swayed by any debate at this stage?

  66. 2020 September 29 10:05 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eight members of the Tennessee Titans test positive for COVID-19. Tennessee is scheduled to play the Steelers at home Sunday. The Titans last Sunday opponent was the Vikings who are scheduled to play at Houston Sunday. What effect will this have on game postponements/cancellations?

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30001007/tennessee-titans-close-facility-multiple-players-test-positive-covid-19

  67. 2020 September 29 10:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

    ip727 #68 –

    “`63 these libertarians would rather see a marxist government installed
    than to give up their self righteous “principles” . How many of these so called “libertarians” are moles planted by the enemy?? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

    The same is true of “NeverTrump Republicans” and even some conservative purists (e.g. Jonah Goldberg).

  68. 2020 September 29 10:11 am
    [72]
    bc3b permalink

  69. 2020 September 29 12:06 pm
    [73]
    fight on permalink

    Apparently Joe agreed to earpiece check, and came back with never mind.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/matt-margolis/2020/09/29/breaking-biden-reportedly-refusing-to-be-searched-for-electronic-earpiece-before-debate-n985549

    Can they jam Joe’s potential ear piece with out affecting secret service?

  70. 2020 September 29 12:18 pm
    [74]
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Sleepy Joe wants a pee breaks every 30 minutes.”

    I guess if Trump came to the debate and handed Joe a package of Adult Depends he would lose votes for being insensitive.
    He’d also gain some from people with a sense of humor LOL.
    Maybe lose more than he gained? Worth it though!!

  71. 2020 September 29 12:30 pm
    [75]
    bc3b permalink

    You can’t make this up. Univision – owned by NBC – is polling viewers asking:

    “Over the past few months, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, have you, or someone in your household: Died because of coronavirus?” question 42 asked.

    Hat tip: The Federalist

    If dead people can vote, why can’t they respond to polls?

  72. 2020 September 29 12:42 pm
    [76]
    bc3b permalink

    Joe Biden was absolutely fantastic in the debate later today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5QaP3Mm-g&feature=youtu.be

    Does anyone doubt that the MSM has already prepared the narrative and is just waiting to fill in the details?

  73. 2020 September 29 3:09 pm
    [78]

    57 – I don’t have NE as a tossup T takes the state EV’s but Dementia takes a district.

    60 – They are not a polling site, just a simple calculator.

    76 – Zero doubt.

    77 – Not surprised.Strongly worded letters aren’t going to cut it.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/stop-steal-az-governor-ducey-demands-crooked-secretary-state-shut-illegal-voter-registration-hotline-w-application-signature/

  74. 2020 September 29 3:14 pm
    [79]
    Eph permalink

  75. 2020 September 29 3:18 pm
    [80]

    Philly…. T poll watchers refused entry, + voter database problems at 15 new sites.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/trump-observers-blocked-entry-satellite-voting-locations-philly-stopthesteal/

    NYCrimes calls for censoring of all Trump supporters on election night by big-tech. As if they’re not already doing it or otherwise planning such.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/wow-nyt-calls-tech-giants-censor-trump-supporters-debate-night/

  76. 2020 September 29 3:23 pm
    [81]

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/update-flynn-case-judge-sullivan-sidekick-making-total-mockery-judicial-system-historic-corruption-works/

    Judge cuts court room tv feed after prosecutors don’t agree with him, then goes on anti-Trump rant in Flynn case.

  77. 2020 September 29 3:31 pm
    [82]

    For those not watching live, might want to record it, because you can be damn sure anything post-debate will be edited to the max, I wouldn’t even trust full re-plays later in the night.

  78. 2020 September 29 3:39 pm
    [83]

    Any fox paws that Trump makes will be played over and over again. Biden phuck ups will be swept under the rug. Our media would make orwell blush.

  79. 2020 September 29 5:42 pm
    [85]

    83 – You def ain’t kidding about that.

    84- I’ll have to check in with a fam member about that, got a feeling there will be push back with such. I know the gov initially wanted them doing long term food delivery services post july too, but that got pushed back against and NG ended and handed off that “mission”. They float passing off lots of insanity to the NG, thankfully more than half of the time they quickly get talked or maneuvered out of it. Using NG to plug what is a long held and self created nyc budget problem vs a doing a one-off thing isn’t going to fly I think, not like the state really has a budget for this either.

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