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We mourn the Florida victims, as we should, but...

how many places on the planet have even greater death and destruction due to war and revolution?

This is the sort of thing a "surgical strike" results in. And there are lots of those.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jun 26, 2021, 05:39 PM (7 replies)

Yet another Chauvin thread...

Just did a search on murder sentencing. Several actually. Aside from the known racial and socioeconomic problems, death penalty states, etc. it seems that the mean murder sentence is between 16 and 20 years. The median is in that range, too.

A lot of it depends how you count, and how the charges are brought, and, of course, the jurisdiction. Seems to be a general rule that the lower you are on the social scale, the worse the sentence. No doubt there's a study on that somewhere.

So, Chauvin's sentence is not out of line at all, especially since he was convicted of 2nd and 3rd, not first.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Jun 25, 2021, 05:42 PM (3 replies)

Again, I ask...

How can we muffle a 5000cc car engine to a mere whisper, but my next door neighbors lawn mower rattles my walls and nerves?
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun Jun 20, 2021, 06:48 PM (11 replies)

MTG denies evolution, but accepts plenty of dumb shit...


https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/marjorie-taylor-greene-evolution/

Greene made the remarks during an interview on Steve Bannonís podcast in which they discussed COVID-19 origin theories. Bannon asked her if she believed in gain of function research, in which scientists deliberately enhance pathogens in a lab to study them and prepare for future pandemics. She responded:

No, I donít buy it because I donít believe in evolution. I donít believe in that type of so-called ďscienceĒ [uses air quotes]. I donít believe in evolution, I believe in God and these viruses were not making people sick until they created them and [Ö] weaponize these viruses to be able to attach to our cells and make us sick. This has caused so many people to die all over the world. This is a bio-weapon.


Video at link, if you can stomach her and Bannon at the same time.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:40 PM (11 replies)

Fuck Motorcycles!

That is all.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:03 PM (13 replies)

Gender Recognition Act passes NY state Legislature


https://www.newsday.com/news/nation/new-york-state-legislature-mta-1.50275392

ALBANY Ė The state Legislature has approved a bill to allow nonbinary, intersex or undesignated gender New Yorkers to use an "X" for their sex on driverís licenses rather than identifying themselves as male or female.

The Gender Recognition Act and another bill raising the minimum age that children can be tried for crimes as juvenile offenders were among bills passed in a last-minute rush Thursday night, as the legislative session closed.


No more at link, but it's probably paywalled anyway.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:35 PM (0 replies)

And, ya also know, the strategy of emphasizing the positive over blind attacks did land...

us the Presidency with the highest number of votes in history. Senate and other downballot votes are a completely different story.

There are vast numbers of ways to interpret all this, but it could probably be argued that we could have gone more for the throat of the asshole in the WH, but everyone is rightfully hesitant to call that asshole an asshole. You just don't admit that the country managed to elect the dumbest, meanest, most inept asshole in the country to that job.

Besides, the dumbest of the believers will be simply reinforced in their idiotic cult beliefs that you are the problem, not their crowned leader.

Now, if I were the despotic leader of all the Democrats, I might lean toward vicious attacks from the ground up. School boards are one place to start, as the R's have discovered, and rephrasing some arguments toward basic human rights most of us agree with, and basic biology and human relationships most of us agree with would be a good start. No quarter for those arguing against basic human decency.

Then, we can start on those clowns in state government that regularly make fools of themselves in public. Really, just asking if it's possible to adjust the Moon's orbit just shows you're a fucking asshole. And suggesting a woman already grieving over a miscarriage should have to prove she didn't have an abortion takes you out of the human race entirely.

And Congress-- after all that practice, we should be able to properly target and annihilate the fools and tools there.


Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:23 PM (0 replies)

Dengue fever in Florida again...

https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=259319&ecd=mnl_day_061021

The death of a Miami woman in her 30s from locally acquired dengue fever highlights the need for awareness of a potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus that's now found in the United States.

...

Spread by a bite from an infected Aedes mosquito, dengue can cause a high fever, rash and muscle or joint pain. In severe cases, dengue can cause potentially fatal bleeding and shock. Each year, up to 400 million people will become infected with dengue and about 22,000 will die from this disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2019, Florida saw 413 folks diagnosed with dengue, most of whom had recently traveled to Cuba. This outbreak sired 18 locally acquired cases, including one that resulted in the young Miami woman's death. To determine the source of the infection, doctors reviewed the woman's travel history and performed genetic sequencing of the virus, which confirmed that it was locally acquired.

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"Florida is a sort of a quasi-endemic area for dengue now," he said. "We should expect this as a risk moving forward, and doctors in the southern U.S. should know that dengue is on the table as a possible diagnosis."

There is no widely available vaccine to prevent dengue, Morris said. To stave off infection, "use a good bug spray, cover your skin and avoid areas with a lot of standing water," he said. Mosquitoes like to lay eggs near standing water in buckets, bowls, flower pots and vases.






Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:07 PM (4 replies)

I suppose this works better in the lounge...

Anyway-- Hear! Hear!

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:18 AM (2 replies)

Dinner with Newt? Somehow I got on the Conservative Direct mail list and while...

most of them just go into the trash bin, once in a while something catches my eye.

A lottery with the prize being dinner with Gingrich and Rick Scott was in the email today. I didn't click the link, but I assume some donation is involved.

Times like this, I'm almost tempted to donate a dollar just to see what happens.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:18 AM (10 replies)
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