The Daily Broadside


Posted on 01/22/2024 5.00 AM

JCM 1/20/2024 6:52:14 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 1/22/2024 5:54:04 AM
This might have legs, but it's still missing any eyewitness evidence that it was planted by government officials: Tucker Carlson Claims Government Planted Pipe Bombs at Capitol on January 6
vxbush 1/22/2024 5:59:16 AM
James O’Keefe vs. Southern Border NGOs Allegedly Involved in Human Trafficking
vxbush 1/22/2024 6:06:37 AM

Conservative Lawyers Are Coming in Hot for Hunter Biden's 'Sugar Bro'

Conservatives are doing to Hunter's sugar daddy what they have done to any lawyer who has represented Trump. Some people think it's time to do all the same legal shenanigans to Dem supporting lawyers that the Dems to Republican supporting lawyers. The party shouldn't matter, but of course today it does. 

vxbush 1/22/2024 6:09:06 AM
Indiana Considers Ban On Credit Cards Tracking Gun Sales
vxbush 1/22/2024 6:16:01 AM

Trump Slamming Nikki Haley's UN Performance Says More About Trump Than About Haley

Lots of truth in this article. Not once did Trump say anything against Haley when she was in the UN, nor did he fire her. 

Then, the author notes the list of people who were hired by Trump and then fired by him, indicating he probably isn't as good a judge of character as he says he is. This is why I posted the article--this list hasn't been gathered anywhere else that I'm aware of (time stamps are referencing points in a video summary of all the people hired and fired): 

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions 0:01
  • Attorney General Bill Barr 0:22
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley 0:34
  • Chief of Staff John Kelly 0:59
  • Fed Chairman Jay Powell 1:22
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis 1:43
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 2:11
  • Secretary of Defense Mark Esper 2:34
  • Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao 2:56

Some of these people have been in DC a long, long time. So not only does Trump have terrible instincts in judging people, all his past troubles are going to follow him into his (supposed) second administration:

Trump's first-term problem of hiring and retaining high-quality appointees is going to pale by comparison alongside his problems staffing the Executive Branch for a second term (full disclosure, I will begrudgingly vote for Trump because I don't think the country can survive Biden 2.0). Trump will not only be an outsider, but now he has a track record of impeachment, lawsuits, and prosecutions. Those who served in his last administration have found themselves caught up in financially debilitating legal cases, and they weren't offered jobs by industry, academia, or the think tank world. I think it is fair to assume that the people he finds willing to serve in his administration will be, at best, the same caliber as those in his last. I am willing to bet that most will be substantially worse. 

JCM 1/22/2024 7:15:40 AM

Navy SEALs lost at sea declared deceased after mission to seize Iranian weapons

May their families find peace and solace.

vxbush 1/22/2024 9:29:52 AM

In #6 JCM said: May their families find peace and solace.

Indeed. Amen.

JCM 1/22/2024 12:27:51 PM

Well I'm glad all the serious problems in the country have been solved.

Ted Lieu Wants To Criminalize Glue Traps

JCM 1/22/2024 2:40:16 PM

If congress was like this I'd pay more attention.

Bad lip reading.... 

Kosh's Shadow 1/22/2024 4:36:36 PM

In #8 JCM said: Ted Lieu Wants To Criminalize Glue Traps

Well, he is from California, and they have a big Mickey Mouse problem.

Seriously, we stopped using glue traps because we felt too bad for the mice. Snap - dead - at least it was quick.

Stuck to glue for hours?

Now, if the glue traps were large and for Hamassholes, I'd feel just fine letting them suffer. And use glue made with something from pigs.

JCM 1/22/2024 4:48:37 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 10:

Beyond the ludiocrity (it's in the urban dictionary) of the idea....

How in any shape, manner or form is a issue that needs a Federal Regulation?

Kosh's Shadow 1/22/2024 4:59:38 PM

In #11 JCM said: How in any shape, manner or form is a issue that needs a Federal Regulation?

I agree there, but it does come under cruelty to animals, which would be a state issue. 

I can't make even vermin suffer that way. Cruelty to "people" who lost their humanity? Fine with me.

My wife has said that juries are more sympathetic to people who hurt other people than they are to people who are cruel to animals. I  can understand that. Some people need shootin'. Animals are what they are.

Kosh's Shadow 1/22/2024 5:00:44 PM

In #12 Kosh's Shadow said: Animals are what they are.

But then cats can be cruel playing with their food

buzzsawmonkey 1/22/2024 6:19:58 PM

Given all the current yapping about "AI" and computerized voting, the verses I just posted in the Frontier (originally syndicated back in the '80s) seem...somewhat prescient.

I ask my friends to please leave those verses in the Frontier, at least for now.

Kosh's Shadow 1/22/2024 7:06:09 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 14:

Quite good. I remember those.

And while I am not an expert on AI (I studied it back in high school (hung around the MIT AI lab) and recently got halfway through the MIT Open Learning course Intro to Machine Learning - 

It is a pile of crap. I don't trust it.

BTW, Marvin MInsky ran the AI lab back then, and was mentioned in the Epstein docs. 

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