The Daily Broadside


Posted on 08/03/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 7/30/2022 5:31:41 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 8/3/2022 5:53:31 AM

In yesterday's #15 JCM said: So not "stigmatizing" the main source of transmission is more important than slowing the spread. Remember this when the shutdowns come back.
I'm fulling expecting them to declare an emergency so they can steal the elections again. 
Happy Wednesday, everyone. 

Occasional Reader 8/3/2022 7:12:48 AM

Reply to vxbush in 1:

A few years ago, I'd have dismissed that as a crazy conspiracy theory.  


JCM 8/3/2022 7:35:03 AM

Reply to vxbush in 1:

Either COVID or Monkeypox.

The surprise will be if they don't. November is right at the beginning of flu season, we all know CDC fiddles the numbers, so call the this years flu what ever they want and justify it.

buzzsawmonkey 8/3/2022 7:51:06 AM

In #3 JCM said: November

How do Democrats celebrate Thanksgiving?

With stuffed ballot box---and all the trimmings!

buzzsawmonkey 8/3/2022 8:12:11 AM

It's fascinating to watch the removal of restrictions on marijuana occurring simultaneously with new, bizarre crackdowns not only on real tobacco, but on "vapes." 

It appears that New Zealand and Malaysia are making it illegal for people born after X date to ever buy a cigarette.  Both countries are outlawing tobacco use in stages, limiting use to a certain age group.  And, the "vapes," which were being touted only a little while ago as the perfect substitute for actual tobacco, are also being targeted as "dangerous"---even as actually smoking the more-toxic marijuana is becoming more accepted and widespread.

People are crazy.

Occasional Reader 8/3/2022 8:17:55 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 5:

I have not kept careful track, but I think that it's now literally true that I see people smoking pot more frequently now in DC, than tobacco cigarettes. 

JCM 8/3/2022 9:11:08 AM
Out and about on errands and such I smell pot much more frequently than cigarettes.
buzzsawmonkey 8/3/2022 9:24:40 AM

Reply to JCM in 7:

Reply to Occasional Reader in 6:

To hear the the anti-tobacco folks, people were dying in the streets worse than "the un-housed" on fentanyl are now before all the anti-tobacco initiatives were instituted, which is ridiculous.

I'm still wondering why the "Native Americans" aren't up in arms over this slagging of Our Proud Native-American Heritage.

JCM 8/3/2022 9:54:19 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 8:

The homeless industrial complex I find maddening, so many socialist agenda items get pushed under the guise of helping the homeless. But it is done at the expense of destroying people.

One of my core tenets about the left is they do not care for an individual as and individual, an individual's value comes in their utility to The State. The homeless' utility is in advance the agenda. Their agenda is a Road of Bones.

buzzsawmonkey 8/3/2022 10:54:28 AM

Reply to JCM in 9:

You'll doubtless recall that part of the "defund the police" madness of recent years was the suggestion that "social workers" take over many current police functions.   Well, aside from the many obvious absurdities of this suggestion, "social workers" have been "handling" the homeless situation for forty years now----and it has only gotten worse in every conceivable way.

"Social worker" is a euphemism for "incompetent parasite" as fa as I'm concerned.

JCM 8/3/2022 11:58:12 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 10:

Met a few good ones in the states Child Welfare System. Unfortunately the systems are so broke the good ones don't last.

Just like the good foster parents don't last.

Social work is thoroughly corrupt by leftist theories, not by any rational objective metrics.

vxbush 8/3/2022 12:13:31 PM

In #11 JCM said: Social work is thoroughly corrupt by leftist theories, not by any rational objective metrics.

I have to concur on this point. 

JCM 8/3/2022 1:52:36 PM

The left relies on theoretical results, that align with leftist theory. Mainly the idea that the structure of gov't and society will produce an "improved" human being think about the "New Soviet Man".

We the results don't align with theory, it's not the theory that is wrong, it is the implementation or interference from opponents. Thus you see them repeat the need for more funding, or as we see more and more blaming "republicans, racists, homophobes etc..." who hate "progress" are blocking the correct results from occurring.

This results in them being immune to data and facts.

Alice in Dairyland 8/3/2022 3:16:06 PM

In #10 buzzsawmonkey said: "Social worker" is a euphemism for "incompetent parasite" as fa as I'm concerned.

My sister-in-law is a social worker and you are correct sir.

buzzsawmonkey 8/3/2022 3:59:18 PM

In #14 Alice in Dairyland said: My sister-in-law is a social worker and you are correct sir.

It is my understanding that my mother's mother worked as a "social worker" of some kind during the Depression, after my grandfather's partner burnt down the business for the insurance money and my grandparents lost everything, including their house.

I don't know the details of whatever "social work" she engaged in (and find it hard to imagine she was much good at it), but I expect (well, hope, anyway) that in that era she might have actually been doing something socially useful.  Today?  I wouldn't credit it.

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