The Daily Broadside

Thur, Sudan

Posted on 04/01/2021 5.00 AM

JCM 3/28/2021 4:09:26 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 4/1/2021 5:27:13 AM
Morning, campers. I saw this morning that Facebook has completely dropped any pretense of a mask when it comes to Trump, clearly telling their staff never to allow any posting from Donald Trump. Sundance summarized the situation well, I think: "control is a reaction to fear." I don't that I've ever heard that line, but I think that well summarizes the entire response of the Democrats over the last four years and especially now. They must be seriously afraid. 
lucius septimius 4/1/2021 5:37:48 AM

In #1 vxbush said: They must be seriously afraid. 

Oikophobia is how Charles Krauthamer put it -- they are terrified of the people.

Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 5:58:21 AM

Related to your posts, VX and Lucius, here is a sobering read from Mark Steyn that really hits home.

 And so it spreads ...from the faculty lounge to the botanical gardens to the general staff to the surgeon in your operating room and the pilot of your plane. ”

Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 6:03:21 AM

In #2 lucius septimius said: Oikophobia is how Charles Krauthamer put it -- they are terrified of the people.

More literally, “fear of home“, or aversion to one’s own culture and society. And apparently the modern political usage of it is attributed to Roger Scruton:

And yes, this is endemic among the so-called progressives.

PaladinPhil 4/1/2021 6:41:29 AM
And Lockdown Theater is opening again in Ontario. Can't believe this BS and all the screaming and panicking unions and health care workers. Enough is enough!
JCM 4/1/2021 8:04:09 AM
My 18-Inch Long Johnson
JCM 4/1/2021 9:29:16 AM

Recall against Kshama [Bhagwan Shrill] Sawant can proceed, State Supreme Court unanimously rules

I'm genuinely surprised. 

buzzsawmonkey 4/1/2021 9:45:53 AM

Oh, me name is Old Joe Biden---I'm "investing" in broadband
If you're a Big Tech billionaire, I'll pay you out of hand
I've announced a lot of infrastructure plans with great fanfare
To pay for them I'll tax you until you go on welfare

Oh, you're out of luck, 'cause we'll vote the bucks 
Because we control Congress
Before you all can blink an eye we'll be a financial mess
With an empty head I spout the thoughts of those controlling me
A gift to Communist China is Biden's economy!

---to the tune of "McNamara's Band"

Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 11:05:52 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 8:


Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 1:44:13 PM

We are forecast to have an overnight low of 29° tonight in DC, and 28° tomorrow night.


lucius septimius 4/1/2021 2:54:46 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 10:

Climate CHAOS!!!

It's different all the time!

Kosh's Shadow 4/1/2021 3:28:39 PM

In #11 lucius septimius said: Climate CHAOS!!!

We need to Get Smart about Klimate KAOS

Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 3:43:14 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 12:

that should have been post number 86.

Kosh's Shadow 4/1/2021 3:47:21 PM

In #13 Occasional Reader said: that should have been post number 86.

Or 99

JCM 4/1/2021 3:58:48 PM
Impfstoff macht frei

Kosh's Shadow 4/1/2021 4:43:27 PM

Reply to JCM in 15:

I do not like the Holocaust references for COVID vaccines, passports, etc.

For one thing, they are backwards - these things allow people to do more, while the yellow stars did the reverse.

JCM 4/1/2021 4:45:07 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 16:

I accept the criticism, however she was making freedom dependent on getting the vaccine.

Occasional Reader 4/1/2021 4:52:23 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 14:

trivia, that may or not be true. You may have heard of the expression to "86" some thing, such as a restaurant where they are telling each other, the staff that is, that a certain item is no longer on the menu. Apparently the reference comes from the lower Manhattan Prohibition-era speakeasy "Chumleys". Obstreperous, drunk patrons would be shown out the side door that led onto number 86 of whatever the side street is, I don't recall which one it is. So the bouncers would be ordered to "86" such a customer.

Chumley's was still in operation when I was a young lawyer in New York City in the early-mod 90s, although of course, not as a speakeasy.

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