The Daily Broadside


Posted on 03/26/2024 5.00 AM

JCM 3/23/2024 5:17:48 PM

Posted by: JCM

Kosh's Shadow 3/25/2024 4:48:27 PM

Chuck Schumer, the Highest-Ranking Shoemaker Ever

The Schumer/shomer/guardian bit is one Sen. Schumer has used for years. A good example is back in 2015, when he told an audience “You know, my name comes from the word shomer: guardian, watcher.”

Nice story, but it is—to say the least—unproven. Oxford Reference gives this explanation: “North German (Schümer): nickname from Middle Low German schumer ‘good-for-nothing’, ‘vagabond’. ...” The iGENEA website says, “The last name Schumer is of Jewish-German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German term ‘schuoch wurhte’, which translates to ‘shoemaker’. Therefore, like many surnames that date back to the Middle Ages, Schumer is an occupational surname, representing the profession of the family’s original bearer. So, someone with the name Schumer might have had ancestors who were shoemakers.” House of Names also says Schumer means “cobbler.” Better a cobbler than good-for-nothing, I suppose.

I think he is just a good-for-nothing. 

vxbush 3/26/2024 6:03:02 AM

The Discovery From Denmark's Crime Stats That the Left Doesn't Want You to See

Not just twice as likely, but seven times more likely to commit crime. 

vxbush 3/26/2024 6:10:59 AM
A review of the squatter's movement and where we are now. 
vxbush 3/26/2024 6:13:38 AM

The Federal Raid on the Homes of Sean 'Diddy' Combs Has Taken an Interesting Turn

I have uncharitable thoughts about Mr. Combs in light of this information. 

vxbush 3/26/2024 6:22:36 AM

ATF Whistleblower Sheds Light on 'Operation Thor 

Some odd shenanigans are going on related to guns, Mexico, and apparently the State Department. Nothing confirmed at this point, but definitely odd things. 

buzzsawmonkey 3/26/2024 6:55:26 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 1:

So...does Schumer's name having originated with a shoemaking ancestor explain why he acts like such a heel?

buzzsawmonkey 3/26/2024 6:58:43 AM

Something glaringly, noticeably absent from the breathless reports on NPR and the BBC about the "container ship" that collided with, and destroyed, the Francis Scot Key Bridge in Baltimore early this morning, is: What was the ship carrying?  Who owned the ship (company, and country of registry)? 

Is there any possibility that this was a terrorist attack?  How different is usuing a commercial ship to destroy an essential bridge from using hijacked airliners to destroy major buildings?

buzzsawmonkey 3/26/2024 7:01:04 AM

In #4 vxbush said: I have uncharitable thoughts about Mr. Combs in light of this information. 

There he was, trafficking most indiscreet
Singin' Sean P. Diddy, diddy dumb---did he do?
Law enforcement tried to nab him but he was quick on his feet
Singin' Sean P. Diddy, diddy dumb---did he do?

JCM 3/26/2024 7:25:54 AM

In #1 Kosh's Shadow said: I think he is just a good-for-nothing. 

Phucky Schumcky is a fetid waste of a carbon footprint.    

JCM 3/26/2024 7:30:11 AM

2 rescued, 6 missing after Baltimore's Key Bridge collapses during cargo ship collision

East Coast supply chain takes a major hit for a long time.

JCM 3/26/2024 7:31:12 AM
Video of collison and collapse at link above.
JCM 3/26/2024 7:35:41 AM

Reply to vxbush in 3:

Landowners should be able to remove squatters. By any means to accomplish the task.

Just going off US average the home, not counting interest represents 10 years of the owners labor. 10 years of their life.

Giving squatters any rights is obscene.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 7:40:35 AM

In #2 vxbush said: Not just twice as likely, but seven times more likely to commit crime. 

"Kuwait", specifically, is a bit of a surprise. 

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 7:42:08 AM

Reply to JCM in 10:

It could have been a lot worse, of course; had this happened at peak rush hour instead of 1:30 am.  

Still, it's just surreal.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 7:43:37 AM

In #12 JCM said: Landowners should be able to remove squatters. By any means to accomplish the task.

I don't know about 'by any means'.  

In a sane system, the landowner would call the cops, show proof of ownership, the cops would swiftly and efficiently remove the squatters.  But that's not the system the crazy Left wants. 

JCM 3/26/2024 7:45:34 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 14:

Yeah be thankful for that small blessing.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 7:48:38 AM

"Great tragedy on the Patapsco River..."

-The Mothman

/weird and somewhat dumb movie, but I liked it

JCM 3/26/2024 7:49:38 AM

In #15 Occasional Reader said: I don't know about 'by any means'.  

I know, I know.

I'm just feed up.

I'm not playing the Nazi card because I'm out of arguments. I'm just looking at the parellels between what happened then and now.
Germany has a republic after the war, a broken dysfunctional one to be sure. Hitler creates the Nazi party, and the brownshirts to wreak havoc.

Germany turns to Hitler for safety and security.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 7:51:09 AM
The ship involved was named the Dali.  Maybe the accident was caused by the clock on the bridge melting? 
JCM 3/26/2024 8:02:21 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 19:

This guy has a good shipping news channel. This a good preliminary analysis.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 8:29:43 AM
Perhaps Secretary Buttigieg will determine this was a racist bridge. 
JCM 3/26/2024 8:38:32 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 21:

First his handler will have to define what a bridge is for him.

buzzsawmonkey 3/26/2024 8:46:22 AM

Reply to JCM in 22:

I'm sure he'll girder his loins for the task.

JCM 3/26/2024 9:06:59 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 23:

I question whether he has the attention span for the job.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 9:08:50 AM

Reply to JCM in 20:

I'm seeing the ship lost power, twice.  

JCM 3/26/2024 9:19:27 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 25:

At the worst possible place. Report is going to be interesting reading.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 10:55:12 AM

Reply to JCM in 26:

But of course the conspiracy-theory nutters at Instapundit (some commenters, not Glenn) are going bonkers.  

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 11:54:53 AM
This morning, BBC World had their own talking head gravely intoning about how the Gazas were all starving to death. Then, they went to a live link with some Palestinian aid worker in Rafah. But the lady kept going off script. Rather than agreeing that everyone was starving, she kept complaining that there wasn't enough "fresh, healthy" food, and that people were having to eat canned food instead. Quelle horreur! And she then went on to complain that Gazans were having trouble "affording" the canned food, because... their jobs had been disrupted by "the war". Boo freaking hoo. So don't start wars. I think BBC will have to screen their "on the scene" parrots a little better from now on.
JCM 3/26/2024 12:00:51 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 27:

Jeeze Louise. Occam's razor people settle down. 

Ryan McBeth has a some good analysis.

Ryan is a good source for military intel analysis.

Occasional Reader 3/26/2024 12:52:49 PM

Reply to JCM in 29:

The Key bridge was hit with by a cruise missile fired from Ukraine!!! Pass it on. 

JCM 3/26/2024 12:57:38 PM

We're All Far Right Now

A music video from Triggeronometry.

Kosh's Shadow 3/26/2024 5:59:01 PM

Reply to JCM in 31:

That one is great!

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