Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Open thread Wednesday.

MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's open thread Wednesday, and I need your thoughts on a few things.

Should a white University of Hartford student face hate crime charges for what she did to her black roommate?    

Mr. trump called this latest terrorist in New York an "animal".  Would he have given the same name to a domestic terrorist from the majority population?  ("Fine people on both sides")

Has FOX VIEWS officially jumped the shark? 

Was April Ryan wrong to ask the White House if they support slavery? 

Do you think that this election hacking case in Georgia is a big deal?

Tell  us whatever else is on your mind.

59 comments:

PilotX said...

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59f9e457e4b00c6145e32c0b

mike from iowa said...

Georgia school Kennesaw State wiped voting machine clean. Sounds like a big deal. They have had problems reported before, if memory serves.

Room mate seemed nice, didn't she. Of course she was the real victim.

Fake Noize has run so much interference for Drumpfuck's regime they are guilty of obstructing justice just for existing.

Sinclair Broadcasting sez they aren't interested in hiring Bill Orally. Prolly means he has a lifetime contract with them.

Yīshēng said...

Yes the nasty, vile, white b*tch deserves hate crime charges!

Anonymous said...

Should a white University of Hartford student face hate crime charges for what she did to her black roommate?

No. At least based on what information has been released to the public, the sole basis for a hate crime enhancement is that she called her roommate "Jamaican Barbie." Sorry, but that does not even come close to proving a racist motive.

Frankly, if you ask me, any criminal charges actually feel like a stretch. She is a bully and has engaged in rather disgusting behavior, but nothing she did was likely to result in serious injury to her roommate. The school's decision to expel her seems like sufficient punishment.

Mr. trump called this latest terrorist in New York an 'animal'. Would he have given the same name to a domestic terrorist from the majority population? ('Fine people on both sides')

He might have called him an animal. I dunno.

However, if it were a right-wing white terrorist and not a jihadi type, I do doubt he'd have said all that other stuff regarding the individual not having the right to due process, wanting to toss them in Guantanamo, etc. It's very disturbing how he is pandering to the primal bloodlust of his troglodyte followers. One gets the impression that if it were completely up to Trump, there'd be no trial, just a medieval burning at the stake in the public square.

Human rights? What are those?

Has FOX VIEWS officially jumped the shark?

Ages ago.

Oh, wait, did you mean that Fox News may have finally gone so far that its own viewers will abandon it? Because in that case, no. There is no dirty trick or slander so low that the horrible Fox viewership will not cheer for it, as long as the people being defamed are those they consider enemies.

Was April Ryan wrong to ask the White House if they support slavery?

Probably. I mean, you know the White House is not going to come back and say that, yes, in fact, they are pro-slavery.

But at this point, I really can't blame April Ryan. The White House and its spokesmen are not deserving of the most basic respect, after the contempt they've shown the press (especially Ms. Ryan) and a large segment of the American people. Sarah Sanders should, by rights, be dodging flying dog shit at her briefings.

Do you think that this election hacking case in Georgia is a big deal?

Unclear, but it does seem like most states need to shell out for some new voting machines. They all upgraded to digital ones after the debacle of the 2000 "hanging chads" election, which is 17 years ago -- a vast amount of time in tech years.

Yīshēng said...

Well damn, do you really have to be a STEM major to understand basic science? 🙄

@10:11:0, the bacteria in your ass isn’t meant to be in your throat. So that nasty white hos decision to put the vic’s toothbrush in her ass could have killed the vic if she had been immunocompromized.

BTW, if your mammy put her menses in your coffee mug, would that be “rather disgusting” too? I’d think being exposed to blood borne pathogens, including those that could be fatal, is a MUCH MORE than “rather disgusting”!!!

dinthebeast said...

Fox? Jump the shark?
That's a good one. That's a comparison of a cheesy episode of a sitcom that gets used as an example of the point where the hype surpasses the substance, and a billion-dollar-a-year propaganda operation that has been operating for twenty years as the second wave (after Rush Limbaugh and his cohort on hate radio) of a multibillion dollar effort to exploit the destruction of the fairness doctrine and create a constituency of reprogrammable Pig People who are addicted to the lies they serve and reliably vote for the Republicans they promote 24/7/365.

And on the lighter side, Roger Ailes is still dead.

-Doug in Oakland

Limpbaugh said...

The judge's son's conviction has nothing to do with the Manafort case. Her political affiliations are a legitimare topic.

dinthebeast said...

So things have gone screwy at Guantanamo and a Brigadier General is in the can for 21 days, while a lower ranking judge is demanding that three attorneys who are no longer in Cuba return and represent a suspect who has been in custody for fifteen years, the first four of which were at CIA sites where he was extensively tortured.

And Fergus wants to send the Manhattan truck asswipe there because he thinks our judicial system is a joke and a laughingstock.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"@10:11:0, the bacteria in your ass isn’t meant to be in your throat. So that nasty white hos decision to put the vic’s toothbrush in her ass could have killed the vic if she had been immunocompromized.

Except the victim wasn't immunocompromised, nor was the perpetrator a carrier of any terrible diseases like HIV or hepatitis. They were both healthy people in/near their 20s.

So her little germ warfare experiment wasn't all that likely to be lethal or permanently injurious. Garden variety illness was the most probable outcome, and the woman's intention. Criminal law doesn't generally address these sort of actions, which is why authorities had to resort to half-assed charges like "criminal mischief" and "second-degree breach of peace."

Anonymous said...

I will add that the victim of the "body fluid bully" might have decent grounds to sue her former roommate in civil court. She could sue for suffering when she got sick, time taken away from school work while sick, potential risk of having caught something more serious (even if it wasn't that likely), inconvenience of having had to find new housing, etc.

I'm just fairly skeptical that the bully is going to be convicted of any significant criminal charges. That's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

"And Fergus wants to send the Manhattan truck asswipe there because he thinks our judicial system is a joke and a laughingstock."

We'll see if Trump still feels our justice system is not sufficiently punitive when he's been convicted of his own crimes and is awaiting sentencing.

Anonymous said...

49% of people polled now support impeaching Donald Trump.

What do you figure those numbers will look like after Mueller finishes his investigation?

Anonymous said...

"49% of people polled"

9 out 10 dentist agree that polls are not reliable. Remember polls indicated Hillary was going to win in a landslide.

Anonymous said...

"9 out 10 dentist agree that polls are not reliable. Remember polls indicated Hillary was going to win in a landslide."

No, they didn't. Polls taken from the end of summer onward indicated that Hillary was going to win a slight majority of the popular vote. And, hey, she won a slight majority of the popular vote!

It only required shaving off a tiny margin of the popular vote in a handful of states -- via extensive cheating by Republicans, Trump, and Russians, btw -- to turn an Electoral College win for her into an Electoral College loss. Because that's how the Electoral College works.

The public may have gotten a wrong impression about the polling because the reporting on the polling was so stupid. But news media stupidity is not the fault of pollsters.

Open Wide said...

Huh. Shit in the throat?

Maybe that's why fags die early.

anotherbozo said...

Well, your questions led me to events i didn't know occurred. One way of spreading information.

Sounds very much as if Brianna Brochu is a tad racist; her bragging about her tactics on social media qualifies her as a moron, too. (though I've never met a racist whose elevator goes all the way to the top floor, now that I think about it)

As for there being "adults" in the West Wing, I guess Kelly's interview taught us otherwise. (Ivanka was supposed to fill that vacuum until she started opening her own mouth) Guy isn't even bright enough to know he's no Civil War historian, just another warped idiot. (see "Missouri Compromise" BTW, and the whole history of attempts to accommodate slaveowners)

Oh Field, you can't keep up with all the crap. And Michael Harriot has news you don't even have time to cover.
http://www.theroot.com/police-chief-who-compared-black-people-to-isis-and-want-1820053428

DQAE said...

You're an EHR clairvoyant now?

If that white bitch could so easily stuff a toothbrush up jer ass, there's no telling what else has been there.

mike from iowa said...

HRC did win in a landslide by 3 million votes.

Fucking moron wingnuts demand more be done to protect soft targets from swarthy looking Americans with funny sounding names.

When the terrorist is white and slaughters by the dozens, the soft targets need to make themselves smaller.

There are bills to ban bumpstocks in congress, but they won't get a hearing because the NRA supports American jihadists and fucking wingnuts suck NRA dicks.

mike from iowa said...

Maybe that's why fags die early. Cigarrettes usually go out if you don't puff now and then. So what do cigs have to do with shit in the throat? Other than tar and nicotine, etc.

mike from iowa said...

Another white gentleman walked into a Colorado WalMart and calmly killed three people before calmly walking out and driving away.

Had this nice white perp been black he would have been shot to ribbons, burnt at the stake and scorned already.

Anonymous said...

mike from iowa said...
Another white gentleman walked into a Colorado WalMart and calmly killed three people before calmly walking out and driving away.

Had this nice white perp been black he would have been shot to ribbons, burnt at the stake and scorned already.
10:30 AM

Yes he did.Niggers commit same crimes at 100 to 1 ratio

mike from iowa said...

A new study out of Harvard and Yale has found that Crosscheck, the minority voter purging spawn of Kris Kobach, is 99% inaccurate. Just like they wanted.
Read more at https://wonkette.com/625211/dnc-you-are-up-shit-creek-wonkagenda-for-thurs-nov-2-2017#tWBLsclCVtppusY0.99

Anymoose-when was the last time 100 blacks calmly walked into 100 Walmarts and calmly shot 3 people before calmly walking out and getting away? Prolly can't come up with any, amiright?

mike from iowa said...

When a moron appoints more morons to run cabinet positions, you aren't getting much in the way of brains or anything else.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/rick-perry-righteous-fossil-fuels-help-prevent-sexual-assaults/

What a dumbass and the same for the dumbass that appointed him.

mike from iowa said...

WalMart shooter was neither shot to ribbons, burnt at the stake and has yet to be scorned, but he was captured alive. Go figure, whitey.

PilotX said...

The insane part about the "terrorist attack" in NYC is the response from the right. Yes it's tragic that 8 people were killed and 11 were injured but the amazing part is the lengths trump and his ilk want to do "something". 50 people are killed and hundreds injured in Vegas but it's either "too soon" to talk about ways to mitigate a similar occurrence in the future or as some say it's something we just have to accept in a free and open society. One is an over reaction the other is an under reaction. Guess which is which.

mike from iowa said...

Mercer family severs financial ties with dead Breitbart and cut the wienie off Milo Snuffaluffagus, too. Too bad, so sad.

you-know-who said...

@ mike from iowa

- Amazing, isnt it?, how many "proud", "white" self-proclaimed "Übermenschen" hide behind the moniker "anonymous" and seem to orgasm just because they can write racial slurs without any risk to their puerile, delicate little selves.
-
- They're "supreme" alright, but not in the way they delusionally believe...
-

mike from iowa said...

http://dakotafreepress.com/2017/11/02/thune-calls-for-congressional-action-against-terrorist-truck-attacks/

This is the number three moron in the Sinate behind McCTurtle and CornPone of Texass. Notice how little empathy he had for Vegas victims of friendly NRA fire compared to the outrage of an American citizen of color with a funny sounding name. Congress refused to do anything about gun murderers and are falling all over them selves because of a Muslim killer.

mike from iowa said...

Dirtbag Donnie dumbass castigated the judiciary as being partisan, then creamed his jeans when he got to steal Obama's Scotus slot plus all the other federal judges wingnuts refused to consider for Obama. He can fill them all with incompetent, untrained lackeys and many of them are for life.

What did you fucking wingnuts do to America? Hope you all rot in hell where you belong.

Anonymous said...

This is the number three moron in the Sinate behind McCTurtle and CornPone of Texass. Notice how little empathy he had for Vegas victims of friendly NRA fire compared to the outrage of an American citizen of color with a funny sounding name. Congress refused to do anything about gun murderers and are falling all over them selves because of a Muslim killer.
2:28 PM

The NRA was not involved in the LV shooting liar.

Anonymous said...

Anymoose-when was the last time 100 blacks calmly walked into 100 Walmarts and calmly shot 3 people before calmly walking out and getting away? Prolly can't come up with any, amiright?
10:41 AM

You are extremely obtuse and juvenile in your thinking process.

mike from iowa said...

The NRA was not involved in the LV shooting liar.

Sure they were. You are too obtoothless and rejuvenated to see that.

How many laws got passed immediately after the mass slaughter? The NRA doesn't want any laws about gun control, irrespective of the 80 % of Americans that want tighter legislation.

The NRA might just as well been pulling the triggers. They are behind the scenes pulling puppeteer strings on domesticated, docile rwnj morons who fear being primaried more than anything else in the world. They don't do the NRA's bidding they get a primary challenge from an NRA endorsed and funded farther right wing nut job.

mike from iowa said...

You are extremely obtuse and juvenile in your thinking process.

Got you stumped for answers, don't I?

dinthebeast said...

"A new study out of Harvard and Yale has found that Crosscheck, the minority voter purging spawn of Kris Kobach, is 99% inaccurate. Just like they wanted."

There were probably more "Jose Gonzalez"s purged for the high crime of having a similar name (and often not even the same middle name) as a voter in a different state, than Fergus margin of victory in at least three states.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Scotus and impostor Go Suck have been hearing gerrymandering case this week. Go Suck has made it clear he finds no problems with gerrymandering done the wingnut way. Kobach's blatant violation of the constitution and human decency probably will never be heard in court unless Dems stop allowing wingnuts to cheat and take back the government from the koch bros.

mike from iowa said...

Little wingnut prick from California-disgraced Devin Hunes was kicked off the house Russia probe, so how come he has inserted himself into the works running interference for Drumpfuck again?

you-know-who said...

@ mike from iowa

- I'm 100% with you.
-
- And yup, 'obtuse' means "involving a process of thinking which cannot be easily memorized; rational analysis which confounds those unable to follow along" - ;)
-

Limpbaugh said...

Trump held back some of the JFK files. So the CIA isn't going to show us that pee pee video just yet.

PilotX said...

Putin is hanging it over his head. Just keep those sanctions in place and sooner or later we'll be seeing pee tapes and tax returns. Next thing you know trump will be doing hour long Trapped in the Closet videos.

Quarter After Six said...

Re: Should a white University of Hartford student face hate crime charges for what she did to her black roommate?

It seems clear that she was motivated by bigotry, rather than simple personality conflict, so I'd say that yes, she committed a hate crime. Some people seem to think that her attacks on her roommate were not severe enough to qualify as hate crimes, but exposing another human being to bodily fluid and fecal matter can result in prolonged illness and, in some cases, permanent injury. I would argue that her attack on her roommate was far worse than a traditional physical assault. Had she punched her roommate, her roommate would have had an opportunity fight back and/or defend herself. Not only is Brochu a racist bigot, she is also a coward...much like all White Supremacists.


Re: Was April Ryan wrong to ask the White House if they support slavery?

No. It is a legitimate question responding to a recent statement by a WH representative. I doubt anyone, including Ryan herself, expected SHS to give her a straight answer; however, this was yet another opportunity for the WH to respond with a declaration that it does *not* stand with White Supremacist sentiment, whether historical or current. No one expected them to do that, but they did have the chance.

The question that I think Ryan should ask herself is what does the answer, or the lack thereof, accomplish. It's not the kind of question that reveals anything, only confirms what we all suspect. At this point, how much confirmation do we need? There are probably better questions Ryan could ask to delve deeper into the subject...however, we are beginning to see a few people like Robert Mercer begin to distance themselves from the WH, at least publicly, which will make 45 that much more insecure and unstable (which is both good and bad). I can't fault Ryan for keeping the pressure on. The answer to that question depends on what you ultimate goal is.

mike from iowa said...

Russians apparently hacked Drumpfuck outfits computers four years ago and they are just now finding out about it.

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous you-know-who said...

@ mike from iowa

- I'm 100% with you.

Thank you.

mike from iowa said...

Perjurer Sessions is at it again- http://crooksandliars.com/2017/11/breaking-jeff-sessions-suddenly-remembers

He suddenly remembers, although he never had any conversations with Russians about elections or nothing, that he advised Popaduckfuckis not to - I'll let Sessions tell you.

Three indictments (so far) in nine months versus zero for Obama Administration in 8 fucking years.

Anonymous said...

So the CIA isn't going to show us that pee pee video just yet.
5:37 PM

wolf......wolf.......wolf........

Anonymous said...

Got you stumped for answers, don't I?
3:06 PM

Nope,but we do enjoy your Soros,Maher,Moore backed pablum.

Anonymous said...

"80 % of Americans that want tighter legislation"

More alt left total bullshit.40% of all new gun owners are women and growing.CCW movement grows each year. Over 15 million packing compared to 1 million police.

mike from iowa said...

Read 'em and weep, homey. NY Daily News and Rasmyssens aren't exactly bleeding heart Libs. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/vast-majority-americans-tougher-gun-laws-poll-article-1.2454131

Yer crow awaits. Bon appetit.

mike from iowa said...

I'll post it for you since wingnuts don't bother getting educated.


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A whopping 80% of Americans want tougher gun laws, a New York Daily News/Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday showed.

That overwhelming majority of citizens said more steps need to be taken to prevent potential mass shooters from getting their hands on firearms, the survey showed.

OMFG! mfi is a prophet.

you-know-who said...

mike from iowa said...

Yer crow awaits. Bon appetit.
7:04 PM.


- Oh, I'd hate to see some poor crow get eaten like that. - Maybe we can have the crows eat *him/her/it* for a change. Like "The Birds" but way better. -- BTW, my Parrot told me to say that... ;)
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Anonymous said...

https://www.snopes.com/trump-flies-sick-boy/

Anonymous said...

OMFG! mfi is a prophet.
7:07 PM

more like malignant narcissism and Munchhausen!!

Anonymous said...

"A whopping 80% of Americans want tougher gun laws, a New York Daily News/Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday showed."

A FAKE poll from a FAKE news outlet and you still think you can fool people. Get over it you lost the election and you are going to loose the next one to Trump again.

Over a million new firearms are sold each month and new gun owners emerge each day,those who take charge of their lives.

Your poll is Bat Guano

Anonymous said...

Authorities Looking for Guns Stolen From Springfield UPS.
Federal authorities are looking for negroe suspects who stole a shipment of guns from a Springfield postal facility.
Oct. 31, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2017-10-31/authorities-looking-for-guns-stolen-from-springfield-ups

mike from iowa said...

Anyfuckingmoose has mike from iowa envy. He is totally smitten. The only fake stuff is you, fauxknee.

Anonymous said...

mike from iowa said...
Anyfuckingmoose has mike from iowa envy. He is totally smitten. The only fake stuff is you, fauxknee.
6:28 PM

What does Soros pay to be a troll??

Anonymous said...

What is everyone's thoughts on cow farting and belching....does this really lead to climate change???

Lt.Commander Johnson said...

You can't quit, Queenie.

You criticize everyone, except yourself. You use all sorts of names.

it's so obvious, it's funny.

Just another White Old Fart said...

Anonymous said...

What is everyone's thoughts on cow farting and belching....does this really lead to climate change???

8:05 PM


- Google can be your friend - if you turn off the tracking and filtering cookies. Meanwhile:
Methane is methane, regardless of the source.
"Lead to", not really the best phrasing; "contribute to", yes. Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than is CO2. As to how much it contributes, I can't recall any figures, and even if I could, they'd be old data. If you're honestly curious, look into it.
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Carolyn Moon said...

Field, this is an additional thought about one of your readers/commenters Liza (lilacpr2000)whom I was introduced to on your blog several years ago and continued periodic contact via her blog before she closed it. She resides in Puerto Rico and I sent an e-mail a few days before Hurricane Maria was scheduled to make landfall. She was optimistic and hopeful. Some terrible statistics have been exposed about the island and I truly hope that she and her family are o.k. and that the building of the infrastructure is heightened to prevent further loss of life associated with the storm!