The Daily Broadside


Posted on 12/29/2020 5.00 AM

Kosh's Shadow 12/27/2020 7:39:22 PM

Posted by: JCM

lucius septimius 12/29/2020 5:43:52 AM
Tuesday:  Monday without the novelty or cheap thrills.
Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 6:56:54 AM

Work is officially closed, and yet I have to do a MS Teams call in half an hour.  

This is literally worse than slavery and the Holocaust, combined. 

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 7:10:35 AM

NBC:  Morocco peace deal with Israel will bring war, or something.

JCM 12/29/2020 7:55:48 AM
Over at WZ
2010: National Institute Of Safety/Standards Said It Was Uneasy With Dominion Voting Systems Over Foreign Control Of Its Software…

JCM 12/29/2020 8:01:51 AM

Note the line above the bold... auditable and recountable paper ballots.

My contention is Bush v. Gore... not the punch cards either.

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 8:17:51 AM

Reply to JCM in 4:

Picture in #4 does not load.

As to the topic itself, it seems clear that a very large number of people in positions of responsibility were aware that Dominion was...well, let's say "flawed"...but had no trouble letting it ride and doing nothing whatever about it.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 8:37:08 AM

Gentlemen:  Are you a bit reluctant to be romantically involved with a "woman" who actually has (or used to have) a penis?

Well, then, that's "hate", and you need to be... corrected. 

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 8:47:40 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 7:

The ancient Greeks sacked Troy by means of the subterfuge of the Trojan Horse.

The modern Left seeks to sack Western civilization by means of the subterfuge of "transgenderism"---the Estrogen Horse.

JCM 12/29/2020 8:49:38 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 7:

Let's compare that to yesterday's story of Alec Baldwin's wife.

She was pretending to be Spanish.

So what we have is that ethnicity which is highly subjective, a person cannot "feel" they are of that group, cannot identify with a ethnic group by choice.

However biological sex, which is scientifically objective, that a person can feel and choose which sex they are.

Combine that with your War is Peace story above.

We really are living in 1984.

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 9:07:07 AM

In #9 JCM said: She was pretending to be Spanish.

I'd Rather Be Spanish

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 9:13:27 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 10:

Only you could have possibly come up with this connection.

Also:  IMHO, the singer sounds rather like Gene Wilder, doing a flamboyantly "gay" voice. 

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 9:25:08 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 11:

While we're on the subject, that record, "I'd Rather Be Spanish," is the source for the title of the '30s-style chorus number "The French Mistake," at the end of "Blazing Saddles."

Note that Malin, after singing about how he'd "rather be Spanish than mannish," concludes the song with "I'm Spanish, but why bring that up? Voila!"  "Voila!" is, of course, French, not Spanish---it is "The French Mistake," and, given the nature of the song, is clearly the inspiration for the over-the-top "gay" acting in that "Blazing Saddles" number.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 9:27:17 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 12:

Now, was "Spanish" an actual/widely-understood euphemism for homosexual at the time, or was Malin just affecting that for purposes of the song? 

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 9:41:29 AM

In #13 Occasional Reader said: Now, was "Spanish" an actual/widely-understood euphemism for homosexual at the time, or was Malin just affecting that for purposes of the song? 

I think he was doing it to stretch the metaphor of "bull-fighting,"  but it's a tough question.  The whole "Latin lover" thing was big in the '30s, and usually---but not always---in a heterosexual context; see (or, "sí," if you prefer), e.g., South American Joe.  

Notice, by the way, in that song, another song reference to "Lady, Play Your Mandolin," a popular double-entendre song of the day, and the "Isidore" reference at the end, which is clearly a Jewish allusion for some reason---possibly a suggestion that Jews would pass as South American because it was more socially-acceptable than being Jewish.

JCM 12/29/2020 10:36:59 AM
When you enable behaviors... you get....

Homeless group takes up residence in Fife [WA] motel as operator turns to city for help

FIFE, Wash. — Several homeless people have moved into over a dozen motel rooms in Fife and are no longer paying for the accommodations, prompting the motel manager to seek assistance from city officials in order to force the group out of the building.

Members of an organization called Tacoma Housing Now paid for 16 rooms to secure one overnight stay on Dec. 24 at the Travelodge, located at 3518 Pacific Highway E. More than 40 homeless people moved in and indicated that they had no plans to pay for additional nights.

Activists with Tacoma Housing Now are lobbying for the city or the county to pick up motel bill as the manager worries that he will have to fire his staff and close his business if the group doesn't vacate the lodge.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 10:44:20 AM

Reply to JCM in 15:

“ turns to city for help“

yeah, good luck with that.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 10:45:11 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 16:

The  again, I should not assume that the officials in that city government are as insane as the ones in Seattle, I guess.

JCM 12/29/2020 10:56:18 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 17:

Fife is just North of Tacoma, in Pierce Co. not King. About 30 miles South of Seattle.

We'll have to see if the plague was spread.

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 10:58:53 AM

In #18 JCM said: Fife is just North of Tacoma

I assume it was named after Barney?


JCM 12/29/2020 11:04:23 AM

Let's add this story out of Fife to this story out of NYC.

Coronavirus NY: Lawmakers extend eviction moratorium in special session

Landowners can no longer derive income from their property. However let them lapse in utilities or taxes and the owner will be the villain.

Will the lawmakers offer any assistance to the owners? Nah, didn't think so.

In effect property ownership for rental properties has been socialized. Gov't control, private ownership with all the risk, no reward.

Is in effect any different from Hugo Chavez walking down the street pointing and "appropriating" properties?

Not one damn bit.

How about business, privately owned, but the gov't control is nearly complete, when you open, how many customers, how much you pay employees, even in someplace like Seattle controlling employee work schedules. What is that? Socialism.

JCM 12/29/2020 11:05:16 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 19:

The entire police dept. shares one bullet!

JCM 12/29/2020 11:12:27 AM
This made me laugh...

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 11:28:11 AM

Oooh, that’s gotta sting, Progs:

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2020 11:38:43 AM
Professor asserts black votes should count twice

buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 11:55:17 AM

In #24 Kosh's Shadow said: Professor asserts black votes should count twice

a) Link is bad.

b) I Never Do Anything Twice

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2020 12:03:02 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 25:

Posting from phone

Kosh's Shadow 12/29/2020 12:15:21 PM
If Orthodox Jews were really to blame for spreading the coronavirus, as the mayor asserted, why weren't their neighborhoods added to his ‘hardest hit’ list designated to receive the vaccine ASAP?
buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 12:15:55 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 24:

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 26:

Four Five Times

Occasional Reader 12/29/2020 1:46:56 PM

Man in prison in Wisconsin for raping his 10 year-old daughter approved for transgender surgery at taxpayer expense; will then be transferred to womens' prison. 

Marcellus Wallace demonstrated the correct way to provide such a person with "transgender surgery". 

JCM 12/29/2020 2:15:54 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 29:

Scissors? Rusty dull kindergarten scissors?

doppelganglander 12/29/2020 2:39:28 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 23:

The responses to that were hilarious. "They only asked 1,000 people and 186 of them picked Trump! It doesn't mean anything!"

Uh, may I introduce you to the concept of sampling? The same technique used in every poll? I am so tired of stupid people.

lucius septimius 12/29/2020 2:50:01 PM

Reply to JCM in 30:

Pliers and a blowtorch.  Get medieval on his ass.

lucius septimius 12/29/2020 3:50:39 PM
buzzsawmonkey 12/29/2020 4:09:36 PM

Reply to lucius septimius in 33:

I haven't heard/read the name of Glenn Loury in quite a while.  Here's hoping he manages to step into the vacancy left by the late Walter Williams.

doppelganglander 12/29/2020 4:57:33 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 34:

Dayum indeed. Remember when Bill Cosby was America's Dad and he delivered some home truths to the black community about fatherhood? He may have turned out to be a creepy pervert, but he was right about that.

Notice too the gap between African Americans and African immigrants to America. You can't blame racism when people who look like you are succeeding. Yes, there are other reasons for the socioeconomic gap, but you can't ignore that basic truth. 

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