June 10th, 2020

#7178: He was a rapist (Posted late)

With four other men, he gang-raped a woman in her own home. It's easier to get a conviction on felony home invasion. He was the one with the gun.

So, yeah--he resists arrest, has a history of sexual violence, and is possibly high on something, too; has a toxicology report come back? Has anyone outside the DA's office and the county coroner seen the tox screen? What was the guy on when he resisted arrest?

As the linked graphic makes plain, if he were high on fentanyl, he'd be a little difficult to restrain. Remember that Rodney King was high on PCP, which shuts off your pain response. I was, in fact, thinking about that scene in Terminator where the cops and the psychiatrist are explaining to Sarah Connor how the things she saw could have happened with 1984 technology. When the Terminator punched through the windshield: "He could be high on PCP--he'd shatter every bone in his hand, and he won't feel it for hours."

If you're trying to restrain someone who's high on PCP, even a good solid hit with a truncheon is not going to do it; he'll shrug that right off and keep fighting as if you hadn't hit him. He won't even notice that you whacked him with a club.

Fentanyl is a few yards back from that extreme, but it's still a freaking animal tranquilizer.

What happened to him was wrong; I have no question about that. You do not need to kneel on someone's neck for almost nine minutes after you get the cuffs on him. But acknowledging that fact does not change the other facts of the case, that he did resist arrest and did have a history of committing extreme violence. He was neither choirboy nor saint.

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So, the audio has leaked, and it does not make Chicago's mayor look very good.

The whole reason black murders skyrocketed came from the fact that the police were too busy to keep a lid on the gangs.
"We know that people are here to antagonize and incite, and you've got them all pumped tonight, today. They're not going to go to bed at 8 o'clock. They're going to turn their focus on the neighborhoods. I've got gang-bangers with AK-47s walking around right now, just waiting to settle some scores. What are we going to do, and what do we tell residents, other than good faith people stand up? It's not going to be enough," Lopez added.

When Lopez finished talking on the conference call, Lightfoot declined to respond, and tried to move on to another alderman, but Lopez demanded an answer.

"It's not something you ignore. This is a question that I have," Lopez said.

That's when the call turned profane.

"I think you're 100% full of s***, is what I think," Lightfoot said.
Isn't it interesting how "black lives matter" is such a flexible ideal? The black lives that matter aren't the ones being ended every last day by black street gangs. The black lives that matter aren't the black babies being aborted. The black lives that matter aren't the ones who own the businesses which were sacked and burned by looters.

No, the only black lives that matter are the bare handful that are ended by white police. And, of course, the rich ones that live in D.C. and New York and Los Angeles, the sportsball players and the actors and the singers. The rest of them?

The Democrat party--including its black members!--regard black citizens as entirely disposable, mere pawns to be used to further their quest for absolute power. They don't care how blacks live--or die--as long as they vote Democrat, and riot on cue. And only on cue! This is an election year! You'll notice they rioted in 1992, too, when a popular Republican President was standing for re-election and it had already been twelve years since a Democrat sat in the White House?

The Democrat party couldn't care less about the lives of black people. If they did--if they actually thought that black lives matter--they would not govern as they do.

Ace brings up a good point.
"Food Deserts"

I don't ever fucking want to hear about them ever fucking again.

You set fire to your fields; now you can eat your harvest of ashes.
It's like I said: if I'm a regional manager of a big chain of stores, I cut my losses in those neighborhoods--I take the insurance check and find somewhere else to build new stores. What I do not do is expose my company to further catastrophic losses by building a new store upon the ruins of the old. And you know what? If you want to complain to me about how "racist" that is, I'll pull out a specially-prepared binder with all the losses and bills and insurance estimates that my company incurred because your neighbors were apparently never taught not to take things that don't belong to them.

If you don't like that, too damned bad. Maybe do a better job of keeping a lid on things next time.

The carnage is politically useful, which is why the Democrats allow it. And because they don't give a flying fuck about black lives.

The mayor was trying to enable even more violence and destruction.
The mayor tried to order police to let protesters into Mount Greenwood, fully knowing that police had already caught them stashing bricks and that they had made threats that they were going to tear the neighborhood up.
And that lets us seque into the next thing, the "abolish police" horseshit.

No police? Good luck. Read this bit he blockquotes from the useless Chicago Sun-Times:
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd's murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab's data doesn’t go back further than 1961.

From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
"Murder", of course, because the CST is a socialist rag suitable only for lining the bottom of bird cages. But the point is made, no?

There is now an antifa-run no-go zone in Seattle. It will not turn into a place of peace and love; it will become a complete fucking shithole. Fast.

Police fled "peaceful" protestors because they feared for their safety.

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Police officers who are eligible for retirement are doing so, in large numbers--and who can blame them?

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That old man who was "abused" by police? He's antifa.
Martin Gugino is a 75-year-old professional agitator and Antifa provocateur who brags on his blog about the number of times he can get arrested and escape prosecution. Gugino's Twitter Account is also filled with anti-cop sentiment [SEE HERE]. Last Thursday Gugino traveled from his home in Amherst, New York, to Buffalo to agitate a protest crowd.
Being knocked down was what he wanted.

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Only black people will get free health care in Kentucky. I'm sure this kind of "Jim Crow" law will stand up to Supreme Court scrutiny!

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Meanwhile, the riots have pushed all other news out of the way. Such as the story that Hillary Clinton will be required to testify about the emails that went missing from her private server. Such as the story that the Senate voted to subpoena thirty Obama administration officials over "Obamagate".

Heh.

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So, big storms rolled through and our Internet is out. Saving this as a text file and will post later, of course.

*sigh*

#7179: The last 24 hours have been a complete [Charlie Foxtrot]

So, let's start with why yesterday's post went up today.

First thing I did was to pay the bills; then I started the usual blog entry process. But when I was about 2/3 done with the blog post, our Internet went out. Down completely. Mrs. Fungus found out from Comcast that there was an outage in our area which was likely to last until morning.

Oh well! I was fiddling with "Hexiom Connect" and trying to decide what I wanted to do when, at 9:26 PM, our power cut. This was after the storms had moved through; I went outside and saw the ComEd guy just finishing up with the lift bucket; a neighbor called out to him and he said that there was a line down somewhere downstream of that point and that the power would be off for "a coupla hours".

It was, in fact, 3.25 hours later that power was restored to the bunker.

It felt too warm in here, though it was cooler and drier than outside, so we couldn't sleep. We did finally go to bed but lay in the dark stillness, sweating. When the power came back on around 12:35, then we were able to go to sleep, because the AC ran and the fans worked and it felt cooler.

Levered myself out of bed this morning, fifteen minutes late, and crowbarred myself into the shower; got to work 15 minutes late and found that my keycard didn't work. Looked at my phone--which had been ringing as I drove to work--and learned that the facility had gone to mandatory COVID-19 testing, and I (among everyone else there) would not be allowed in until I'd been tested with a negative result.

So I returned to the Jeep and talked to my boss, and looked up the nearest testing location; got out the GPS, put in the address, and off I went...right into the face of a monsoon. So bad that I had to pull off the road and wait a few minutes for the rain to abate, which is something I almost never do.

Mind you, the Jeep's AC doesn't work. Windows were fogged up until I ran the defroster flat-out. Drove to the place, got there perhaps an hour after I'd gotten to work...and proceeded to spend the next four and a half hours there. Sweltering in the parking lot, of course, because no AC and because COVID-19 testing is not done indoors for some bizarre reason.

They wanted to give me the test that takes 3-5 days to produce a result because I had mentioned the cough I've had since early March. The one for which my doctor said "Bronchitis." I told them: "I do have a cough, but I've had it since early March and my regular doctor said it was bronchitis."

...which would have meant three days (at least) of working from home, come to think of it; I should have let them go ahead. But no, I objected, and got the 5-minute test, and the result was NEGATIVE, exactly as I'd expected it to be, because I haven't come in contact with anyone who's got the thing and I was only there because they made me go get the test.

Stopped at McDonald's and got food for me and Mrs. Fungus, and got home at 12:55--and took the whole hour for lunch, because that morning was ridiculous.

Ended up getting back to work about 2 PM, which left a whopping three hours in my day.

*sigh*

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So now, if you call 911, it's "white privilege". Can you believe this shit? These people have gone right off the frigging deep end!

Her appearance is exactly as you would imagine, of course.

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How pathetic: They couldn't even go one day without falling on their faces. "the homeles people we invited took away all the food", SIC. After one day in their "autonomous zone", a place littered with restaurants, they're out of food. Awesome management!

You know, I think the best thing to do is to simply blockade the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone". Anyone wants to leave, they go into a jail cell and they're held until a full background check can be done. If they're an official resident of the area, then they're released. If not, they are prosecuted for a variety of crimes, not limited to "sedition" and "unlawful confinement" and whatever else a really smart prosecuting attorney can come up with.

Blockade it, and do not allow any kind of supplies either in or out. You come out, you come out in your clothes, with nothing else. You go in, you go in with your clothes and nothing else.

But even so, they've already demonstrated how effective their preferred governmental system is. That makes it schadenfreudelicious.

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Speaking of antifa, their anti-Gadsden flag is perfectly indicative of who they really are. "We Will Tread" means they support totalitarianism, authoritarianism, total government control of the populace. And so antifa demonstrates that they are, in fact, facsist to the core.

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A mayor is not condoning looting and arson? Amazing.

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The first of many, I am certain. Manufacturer's building burned down; he's going to rebuild elsewhere.

Of course, that makes him "racist".

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This almost describes my entire career in public school.
Imagine being bullied at school, and you go to the teacher for help, and not only does she side with the bully, and tell you that you need to give the bully some space to be a bully, but you see her laughing and joking with the bully like they're BFFs.
Everything up to the "laughing and joking" bit was exactly how it always went for me.

The rest of that paragraph:
A lot of blue city citizens and business owners ought to be feeling this way right now, and if they don't, they need to wake up. Maybe they should be planning an exit strategy. Because when the thug rioters can get away with punching cops in the face, that's when it's time to get the hell out.
That is certainly true. And as I've said and said--a sensible business owner cuts his losses.

Do not talk to me about "food deserts" any longer, because my response will be "fuck you."

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Well, that global warming is getting worse.
RECORD COLD IN THE MESOSPHERE: It's getting cold in the mesosphere. Very cold. "At polar latitudes (60N-80N) temperatures have been breaking 14-year records in the last few days," says Lynn Harvey of the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
Yep, we'd better give up civilization and live in caves, all right.

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If you think it's not intentional, I've got a bridge to sell you.
There is no attack on Israel, no number of Jewish children murdered, that the Left can’t somehow rationalize and justify in the name of Palestinian rights.

If that is the standard by which American minorities will be judged, God help us.

They could bomb a school bus full of white kids and the Left will say something about "power plus prejudice" and how not expecting your kids to be murdered on their way to school in the morning is privilege that you just have to check.
Trust me. These are leftists. That's what they want: to be able to kill anyone they want to, merely for having the wrong skin color. Or opinion.

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Chicago is deliberately attempting to underpay the police officers who keep the city safe because of course they are. (Allegedly.)

The left hates police--which is to say, the left hates the idea of a force of armed civilians who enforce laws equally on everyone. They want political enforcers.

And licensing police is one way to accomplish that.

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Anyway, it's like fifteen degrees cooler now than it was this morning, and the air is dry. Bunker is cooling with outside air. I'm going to figure out dinner and play some WoW.