The Daily Broadside

Sunday Morning Brunch

Posted on 06/28/2020 4.00 AM

Kosh's Shadow 6/20/2020 3:00:26 PM


Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

Occasional Reader 6/28/2020 6:41:22 AM
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https://youtu.be/Xhbyj8pqUao
lucius septimius 6/28/2020 7:09:07 AM
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Biscuits up!
buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 7:28:38 AM
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Jukebox: Sunday
buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 7:29:45 AM
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And, for "Pride Day": Masculine Women! Feminine Men!
doppelganglander 6/28/2020 7:58:20 AM
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The BF has Face the Nation on, featuring Governor Stupid and Lazy, as JCM calls him. He just compared Trump's response to the Coronavirus to George Wallace's response to integration. He also thinks it's being spread by people wearing MAGA hats. The interviewer didn't even mention Seattle.
Occasional Reader 6/28/2020 8:29:53 AM
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Reply to doppelganglander in 5:

Leftists are horrible, lying, sacks of garbage, in general.

buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 8:36:39 AM
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General social note (forgive me if I'm repeating myself): 

The myth of newspaper/news media "objectivity," which so many people still cling to, is of very recent vintage; it was promulgated by the media itself in the years following WWII---which is not that long ago.

Prior to WWII---indeed, for most of this country's history---nobody believed newspapers, or reporters, were "objective"; everyone knew that their reportage was slanted in favor of the editorial policy of the news organ they worked for.

I told an otherwise-savvy friend some time back what newspapers were like in the pre-WWII era; he had no idea. He did not know that newspapers used to employ picture-stealers and circulation sluggers.  Picture-stealers used to break into the homes of people catapulted into the news, and steal any family photographs (usually the wedding picture which was the only photo on display in poorer homes) so that they'd have a picture of the person to run in the paper.  Circulation sluggers were gangsters who worked with the delivery crews; if a news stand operator wasn't featuring their paper more prominently than the competition, they'd beat the newsie up.

The original film of "The Front Page," a hilarious play about the news business written by former reporter Ben Hecht, shows some of this; it shows the reporters slanting the news for their own papers, refers to picture-stealing, and features a gangster employed by the paper. The plot line, for those unfamiliar with "The Front Page," is a bunch of reporters waiting for the hanging of a supposed anarchist who has "killed a colored policeman in a town (Chicago) where the colored vote is important"---with an election only a few weeks away, and the star reporter of one of the major newspapers is trying to quit and get married, over his editor's objections, instead of covering the hanging.


The (early-sound) film, starring Pat O'Brien and Adolph Menjou, is a little grainy, but it shows what the news racket was actually like---and it didn't change after WWII just because the news industry declared itself "objective." Viewing of the original of "The Front Page" is strongly recommended (there have been vastly-inferior remakes, including the Cary Grant film "His Girl Friday").

buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 8:41:36 AM
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In #6 Occasional Reader said: Leftists are horrible, lying, sacks of garbage, in general.

I still have some heavily-Left-leaning friends, but it is getting to be a strain.

doppelganglander 6/28/2020 8:44:31 AM
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Reply to Occasional Reader in 6:

I had never seen Inslee speak before. He really is blank-eyed stupid.

Kosh's Shadow 6/28/2020 8:47:41 AM
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Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

I still think the Velvet Underground and Nico is one of the best albums of all time.

And given that today, the Democrat party has become the masked rioter party, it does give this song a new meaning.


What costume shall the poor girl wear
To all tomorrow's riots?
An Antifa mask from who knows where
To all tomorrow's riots
And where shall she burn and what shall she throw
When the policemen come around

lucius septimius 6/28/2020 8:57:52 AM
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Massive dust cloud crosses the Atlantic.  Very good animations of the movement of the dust cloud from the Sahara to the Caribbean.  
Kosh's Shadow 6/28/2020 9:00:28 AM
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In #7 buzzsawmonkey said: The myth of newspaper/news media "objectivity," which so many people still cling to, is of very recent vintage; it was promulgated by the media itself in the years following WWII---which is not that long ago.

Yellow journalism. (Or is that term raaacist now? Even if it does fit some of the media churning out Chinese propaganda)

Wasn't it the Hearst newspaper chain that worked up public furor for the Spanish America war? Remember the Maine!

(Which we now know blew up because of a coal bunker fire (common in coal fueled ships) on the other side of a bulkhead from ammunition storage.)

buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 9:11:57 AM
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In #12 Kosh's Shadow said: Wasn't it the Hearst newspaper chain that worked up public furor for the Spanish America war? Remember the Maine!

Yes.  The famous Hearst telegram to his photographer in Cuba was "You provide the pictures, I'll provide the war."  It was quoted (slightly altered) in Orson Welles' roman a clef of Hearst, "Citizen Kane."

lucius septimius 6/28/2020 9:17:17 AM
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For some reason, this morning I was reminded of the short film Paddle to the Sea which they showed us every year at least once in grade school.
buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 9:22:13 AM
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In #14 lucius septimius said: For some reason, this morning I was reminded of the short film Paddle to the Sea which they showed us every year at least once in grade school.

Never knew there was a film.  I remember the Holling book.  He also did "Minn of the Mississippi," the story of a snapping turtle.

buzzsawmonkey 6/28/2020 9:30:12 AM
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I think this bears repeating from last night:

In the past, when revolutionaries attempted to take power, they'd seize the telephone exchange and the post office.

Today, we are seeing an interesting phenomenon: In this case, the revolutionaries in effect had the "telephone exchange and the post office" already; the Left has been solidly in control of the Internet giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, etc.---not to mention the major media outlets like the WaPo, NYT, CNN, the regular network TV, for some time now.

The rioters don't need to seize the modern-day version of these essential utilities; they've been covering for the rioters from the get-go.

In other words, we are seeing the tryout of revolution-in-reverse: instead of rioting to take over the institutions, the Left has taken over the institutions first, and then unleashed the riots to quell the populace.

lucius septimius 6/28/2020 9:32:53 AM
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Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 15:

1966 -- it won an academy award for best live-action short.

Kosh's Shadow 6/28/2020 10:12:12 AM
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In #16 buzzsawmonkey said: In other words, we are seeing the tryout of revolution-in-reverse: instead of rioting to take over the institutions, the Left has taken over the institutions first, and then unleashed the riots to quell the populace.

Exactly, and that goes back to taking over schools and academia, as well as popular media. Joe McCarthy was right.

doppelganglander 6/28/2020 11:51:14 AM
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Meanwhile,  I've been busy identifying mushrooms with an app called PlantSnap. This one is turkey tail.  I really need a hobby that doesn't involve politics, so I'm spending more time on my little container garden and getting back into nature.