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In The Mailbox: 02.20.24 (Evening Edition)

Posted on | February 21, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

Operator-chan saves the day.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: How Old Do You Have To be To Defend Yourself?
EBL: Boundless: The Voyage of Magellan, Yemeni Houthis sink British cargo ship “Rubymar” in the Red Sea, and Mayor Adams’s Migrant Money
Twitchy: Justice Thomas Reminds The Media What It Would Take For Him To Step Down, MSDNC’s Joe Scarborough Says GOP “Has Surrendered To The Communists”, and Kyle Rittenhouse Nukes Government & Media Over Revealing The Identities Of Shooters
Louder With Crowder: Girls basketball team forced to forfeit after THREE players were injured by a six-foot dude who claims to be a girl, also, Our USDA is funding research into edible bugs
Vox Popoli: They Broke and Ran, The Inversion of Democracy, Just a Little Harmless Satanism, and The Great Replacement is Real
Upstream Reviews: Gernsback Deserved Better
Flappr: The Richelieu Files – More Biden Blues

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Aboriginal Demons
American Conservative: Senator Vance Mentions the Unmentionable at Munich, also, The Ukraine War Runs on Prevarication
American Greatness: Delusions, Alternate Realities, and the Biden Consortium, ‘FAFO’: Trump-Supporting Truckers Vow to Boycott NYC After Excessive Civil Fraud Ruling, and Girls Basketball Team Forfeits After Three Players Injured Against Team With 6 Foot Tall Male Player
American Thinker: Criminals in Black Robes, The Silent Radio – A Third Year Without Rush, and Has Our Government Erased the First Amendment?
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday, also, Animal’s Daily Tiny Pairs News
Babalu Blog: Mechanic who worked for Fidel, Raul, and Cuba’s top brass reveals details about their rapacious criminality, About that ginormous 133-ton chicken heist in Cuba…the real story, and  Cuban dictatorship says new economic reforms will be delayed until ‘right conditions are in place’
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm for February 16, Dutch “Perfect” Planned City = Instant Slum, and Worldcon And Team Boot
Behind The Black: SpaceX launches Indonesian communications satellite, India deorbits a defunct satellite early, in a controlled manner, The Washington swamp suddenly discovers that Russia has anti-satellite capabilities, Rocket Lab successfully launches Japanese commercial space junk demo satellite, Martian gullies caused by glacial and water erosion, and There is no diversity in American academia, none at all
Cafe Hayek: Production Occurs Only When Satisfying As Many As Possible Desires of Consumers, America First! (Or So Pres. Xi Must Think), You Should Stay for the Full Play, and Apply the Insights Bruce Yandle
CDR Salamander: Sealift – A Tragedy Of Numbers
Chicago Boyz: Too Many, Not Enough, also, Koestler on Closed Systems
Da Tech Guy: The Best MD Has in the Barn For Now, The Smell of Pot in Fitchburg and Days of Yore, Treating military members as health care expenses, WQPH Shrove Tuesday Brunch Videos, Michael Petrosh Speech & Interview, Norovirus and my cruise ship trip, and A Preview of Coming Attractions in Minnesota Islam 1 LGBTQ 0
Don Surber: Trump learns
First Street Journal: After six second chances, a Philadelphia thug does something which gets him stone-cold graveyard dead, Why do the credentialed media hide the news? and Does The Philadelphia Inquirer really want to excuse juvenile crime?
Gates Of Vienna: Shake Off the Demon, Hungry for Allah, “Disinformation” is Whatever Goes Against the Narrative, The Behavioral Sink in Brussels, and Eritreans Rumble on the Fruitweg
The Geller Report: TRUMP VERDICT PROTEST: Truckers To BOYCOTT NYC, Refusing to Deliver Loads in New York City, 50% of Hotels [in NYC] Are Housing Illegal Aliens At Double the Room Rates With Free Meals, Lodging and Healthcare, ‘All Hell Broke Loose’, and NYC Illegal Aliens to Receive $10,000 Debit Cards
Hollywood In Toto: Kristen Stewart Proves Massive Progress for Gay Rights, Maestro Leaves Out the Very Best of Leonard Bernstein, Whitney Cummings Got Busted By HR for Saying One Simple Phrase, and Drugstore June Delivers Dizzying Millennial Satire (With a Twist)
The Lid: Biden Backstabbing: Israel, Taiwan, Americans
Legal Insurrection: Proposed Law Would Make Rhode Island Sanctuary State For Abortion and “Gender-Affirming Care”, SCOTUS Refuses to Take “Race-Neutral” School Discrimination Case – Justices Alito and Thomas Blast Decision, U.S. Cattle Inventory to Lowest Levels Recorded in 73 years, Finally, a Congressional Hip-Hop Task Force, and Florida School Confirms Fifth Measles Case and 11% of the Kids are Unvaccinated
Nebraska Energy Observer: Invocabit, Once More for American Freedom, and President Trump
Outkick: MLB Players Are Very Unhappy With Free Agency, Antonio Pierce Plans To Use ‘Jordan Rules’ Against Patrick Mahomes, Departed Chiefs Fan’s Family Receives Special Gift From Harrison Butker, No, Stephen A., Pat McAfee Doesn’t Have It Better Than You Because He’s White, and Sydney Sweeney Nukes Dietitian Allegedly Lying About Relationship With Actress
Power Line: Biden going Brutus, Thoughts from the ammo line, The Burnsville shooting suspect, and It Can’t Happen Here
Shark Tank: Landmark Affordable Housing Bill Faces Trouble In FL Senate Thanks To Loophole
Shot In The Dark: “But Mitch…”, Don’t Ask Questions Whose Answers You Really Don’t Want, Meanwhile In Minnetonka, and Inconceivable
The Political Hat: Firing Line Friday: Tax Reform, also, Genocide Is Coming And It Will Be Woke
This Ain’t Hell: VA pushes for more Black Veterans to be labeled mentally disabled, Using artificial intelligence to assist with veteran healthcare, Supersonic – underwater? Michigan asking for volunteers to house illegal aliens and get them employed, and Remington Flees New York
Transterrestrial Musings: Stanford, Civilizational Suicide, NASA’s Space Solar Power Plan, America’s Dysfunctional Upper Class, and Free Speech
Victory Girls: Seventy-Year Old Law Used To Ensure $350 Million Trump Verdict, Bowman Hearts Tlaib, Starts Fundraising Committee With Her, and Tiffany Henyard, Dolton, Illinois Mayor. Another Kardashian
Volokh Conspiracy: Journal of Free Speech Law: “Courting Censorship,” by Prof. Philip Hamburger
Watts Up With That: Welsh Government Backs Carbon Sequestration Plan, Planning for Climate Blackouts, and When (And Why) Heat Pumps Suck
The Federalist: Christian Nationalism Book Relies On Falsehoods To Paint Religious Conservatives As Bogeymen, Florida Bill Could Help Left-Wing Groups Sue Conservative Media Into Oblivion, Fixing Medicare Starts With Cracking Down On A Multibillion-Dollar Catheter Scam, Here’s How The Media Are Lying Right Now, Transgender Funeral At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Is An Attack On The Church, Senate Conservatives Demand McConnell Oppose Democrats’ Plan To Table Mayorkas’ Impeachment, and Radical Democrats Want The Same Fate For America As Hamas Does For Israel
Mark Steyn: How Things Stand, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Frank Tashlin and the Hard Sell, A Strange Election, Appeal This! and Rush – Three Years On

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In The Mailbox: 02.20.24 (Post-Presidents’ Day Punditocracy Edition)

Posted on | February 20, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Big Tech Sets Out To Destroy Hollywood,
EBL: Black History Month – Thomas Sowell, Arctic Circle, and Dark
Twitchy: Liberal Media Meltdowns Reach Critical Mass, Chaya Raichik Calls Down The Thunder On Ghouls Blaming Her For Death Of Oklahoma Student, and Media Infamous For Going After Certain Kids Dragged For Protecting KC Shooters
Louder With Crowder: Rude customer messes around, finds out when teen blasts them in the face with a power hose, also, TMZ manages to prove Ann Coulter’s shocking claim RIGHT that the Super Bowl parade shooters weren’t “white males”
Vox Popoli: We’re Dangerous and We’re Spreading, Avdeevka Finally Falls, They Just Want a Better Life, Why We’re Not on Amazon, and The Black Rider Has No Favorites
L’Ombre de L’Olivier: Wrapping Cracks In Red Tape

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
CDR Salamander: US Navy In The Red Sea On 60 Minutes
Don Surber: It’s George Washington’s Birthday
STUMP: The Week In Meep, also, Presidents Day 2024 – Financial State of the Cities

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Bad Arguments in Support of Bad Policy

Posted on | February 20, 2024 | No Comments

“Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true.”
Homer Simpson

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the good news, I suppose, is that Russia didn’t succeed in capturing Kyiv and conquering Ukraine entirely. This must be balanced against the bad news, namely that Russia has succeeded in conquering most of the Donbas region, as well as a substantial part of southern Ukraine. The war has become largely a stalemate, with both sides entrenched and battling for relatively small gains. When the Ukrainians finally pulled out of Avdiivka over the weekend, Reuters noted it was Russia’s “biggest gain in nine months.” Nine months to take one relatively minor crossroads town north of Donetsk — scarcely evidence of Russian military prowess. At the same time, however, Ukraine’s failure to hold the town could be cited as evidence of Ukrainian weakness, but instead it’s being used by the Biden administration as a cudgel to blame Republicans for opposing unlimited aid to Ukraine.

We are expected to believe that Russia would not have taken Avdiivka if Congress had greenlighted whatever spending the Biden administration asked for, so that the GOP is essentially being accused of aiding Putin. This “argument” isn’t actually an argument at all; instead it’s just a retread of the old “Russian collusion” smear. Michael Brendan Dougherty has endeavored to clarify the situation:

Last week the Senate passed a foreign-aid bill including over $60 billion in weapons and munitions to be made in the U.S. and donated to Ukraine. There are obvious questions to raise about this. Given that this is less money for fewer weapons than were sent to power last year’s counteroffensive, how does the U.S. expect this to change the situation on the ground in Ukraine? Can anyone really say the bill increases America’s military-industrial readiness if it further commits America to a conflict that is devouring munitions faster than we can produce them?
Instead of answering these questions, Republican senators who supported the appropriation set about characterizing their opponents and anyone who doubts the utility of more aid to Ukraine as ignoramuses or the victims of demagogues, or implying that they were deficient in love of country.
Senator Mitt Romney blamed manipulation: “The shock jocks and online instigators have effectively riled up many in the far reaches of my party.” Far reaches? But polls have shown for a very long time that a majority of Republican voters oppose more aid to Ukraine. Many more Republican voters oppose this than regularly listen to shock jocks. . . .

Read the whole thing. The attempt to turn this into some sort of patriotic referendum — if you don’t support this bill, you don’t love America, we are told — suggests that there are no strictly factual or logical arguments in favor of the current policy. Why would you need to resort to impugning the motives of opponents, if you had facts and logic on your side? And it’s worth pointing out that many Republican opponents of the Biden policy aren’t anti-Ukraine (or pro-Russian), but are simply trying to leverage this as part of a deal to get some kind of action toward securing our own borders. Because, believe it or not, there are actually some Republicans in Congress who are listening to what their constituents are saying: “Why should we keep spending billions to defend Ukraine against foreign invasion, if we’re not going to defend America against foreign invasion?”

Furthermore — and here I want to avoid getting too far into the tall grass of military/geopolitical details — the biggest problem that Ukraine is facing cannot be solved by pouring in more U.S. taxpayer dollars. Ukraine’s biggest problem in its war against Russia is a shortage of military manpower. Last spring (“Pentagon Leak Confirms Ukraine Suffering Shortage of Trained Manpower,” April 12) I tried to call attention to this problem, which had started becoming apparent to me in late 2022. Even if we could give Ukraine all the weapons they need, the manpower shortage would still make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to mount an effective counter-offensive against Russia.

Merely throwing money at Ukraine’s problems won’t fix the problems. One consequence of the Russian invasion has been the discovery that the United States and its allies lack the capacity to manufacture enough artillery ammunition and other supplies in sufficient quantities quickly enough to meet an emergency demand. It doesn’t matter how many billions of dollars Congress votes to spend, we’re still not going to be able to put enough equipment into Ukraine to make complete victory over Russia a reality this year, or next year, or the year after that.

Looking on the bright side, Russia’s military resources have been severely degraded by the long war in Ukraine, so that it’s not like Russian tanks will be rolling into Kyiv any time soon. But in terms of ejecting the Russian army from the Donbas, that’s just not a feasible near-term goal, and Biden’s policy can’t change that reality. Do the Republicans in the Senate who want to write a blank check to Ukraine understand this? I haven’t seen any evidence that they do, but at the same time, my cynical hunch is that many of them are just eager to do whatever the lobbyists for defense contractors want. And while I’m not against fat contracts for Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics, etc. — the Military-Industrial Complex provides a lot of good-paying jobs for U.S. workers — that doesn’t overcome my aversion to hearing people make dishonest arguments in favor of bad policy. Tell the people the truth, stop smearing your critics as traitors, and try to win arguments on the basis of facts.



 

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‘News’ in the Post-Literate Age

Posted on | February 19, 2024 | No Comments

Sitting here with my office TV tuned to CNN — I watch CNN, so you don’t have to — I’m struck by the arrogance of their assumption that they get to decide what is and is not newsworthy, as if their audience had no other source of information about what’s going on in the world, and no desire to know anything else except what CNN is “reporting.” They have spent most of today going on and on about the death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, as well as the war in Ukraine, and they seem to imagine that no one sees through this wall-to-wall coverage in terms of its motive, i.e., to revive the “Russian collusion” hoax against Trump, and to attempt to blame Republicans in Congress for the failure of Ukraine to repel the Russian invasion. It’s about a political narrative, you see, and every other thing in the world — including events much closer to home, of far more relevance to the day-to-day lives of Americans — must be suppressed in order to focus attention on their propaganda message.

It’s exasperating to watch this, which probably has a lot to do with why CNN is permanently stuck in third place in the cable news ratings. There may be people for whom CNN is “must-see TV” — State Department bureaucrats, perhaps? — but certainly it’s not a mass-market product.

Part of what’s gone wrong with the news business is that, over the course of recent decades, the decline in our education system has produced a generation — most people under 40 — who can best be described as post-literate. Whether or not they have the ability to read, they simply do not read. They are not consumers of the written word, in the way that educated adults used to be. They do not read articles. They may click headlines, but as far as actually reading anything, they can’t be bothered. Give them a TikTok video or maybe an Instagram meme, but the written word has no appeal to them. Generally, such people lack curiosity. They don’t have the kind of “need to know” that would inspire them to consult multiple sources in search of the story that they’re not getting from mainstream media. This is how people become susceptible to paranoid conspiracy theories and weird cults — if you do not have a sufficient storehouse of facts committed to memory, you are apt to believe whatever you’re told, if the person telling the story is charismatic and possessed of a gift for narrative, and telling you something that flatters your sensibilities. One of the things about the written word is that it has a permanence that the spoken word lacks; you can learn more by reading than by listening, and having the written text available allows you to double-check your memory of what you’ve learned.

Some 40 years ago, Neil Postman brilliantly described the problems of the TV-saturated culture in Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, and now we are seeing these problems destroying the news industry, as such. Headline in The New Yorker: “Is the Media Prepared for an Extinction-Level Event?”

Part of what’s put the scare into the journalism cabal is the specter of artificial intelligence software replacing them. To this threat, the inimitable Ace of Spades blithely responds:

I know one thing: AI might be able to quickly rewrite boring AP headlines but they’ll never be able to crank out gems like:

Cash App Cougar Fani Willis:
Yes, I Paid Taxpayer Funds to Hire
a Human Meat-Mallet to Pound My Snizz
Into Thin Tender Strips Like Veal Scallopini

You can’t argue with that. As in any competitive business environment, the key is to find your “value-added” advantage, and while Ace clearly has found his advantage, what about all these like-minded liberals with degrees from pricey private colleges who are all trying to reach the same niche market of people like themselves? None of them would ever think of calling Fani Willis a “cash app cougar” or otherwise mocking any Democrat, no matter how much mockery they might deserve. Most members of the vast herd of liberal journalists are disposable — without any inherent value — simply because all of them are “reporting” from the same point of view. So when we hear of the latest round of media layoffs, we shrug in indifference. Nothing of value has been lost.

If somebody pulled the plug on CNN, would anyone notice? Would their audience — smaller than the audience for Paw Patrol cartoons on Nickelodeon — be saddened by the loss of CNN? If so, why? What is the raison d’être of CNN? What do they provide their audience that these TV viewers can’t get anywhere else? Unlike Ace of Spades, who is truly unique, the clowns on CNN are more or less interchangeable, all of them with basically the same liberal worldview, and thus indistinguishable from 95% of all the other Democrat Party hacks in the media racket.

Somewhere, of course, State Department bureaucrats are watching CNN’s Alexei Navalny coverage and thinking to themselves: “Yes! Our message is getting out!” But there are more people watching Paw Patrol.

Adjust your expectations to reality. Good night.



 

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Our Obtuse Media and ‘Gun Violence’

Posted on | February 19, 2024 | No Comments

Obtuse
2 a: lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect: INSENSITIVE, STUPID
He is too obtuse to take a hint.
b: difficult to comprehend: not clear or precise in thought or expression

How can it be that so many things which are obvious to any reasonably intelligent and well-informed person are seemingly beyond the comprehension of most journalists? That question occurred to me when I saw this headline from NPR:

Kansas City shooting raises questions
about how kids are getting a hold of guns

How obtuse can one possibly be? The use of the word “kids” in this headline is misleading, and perhaps deliberately so. True, two minors have been charged in the Kansas City shooting — teenagers, whose ages have not been publicly announced by authorities who have charged them with illegally carrying firearms and resisting arrest. But these suspects aren’t really “kids,” as most people would use that terms. They’re criminals, most likely gang members, of a type rather common in urban America. There were many actual kids — that is to say, children — at the Super Bowl victory parade who weren’t carrying pistols, unlike the teenage gang-bangers who shot wildly into the crowd in downtown Kansas City. To conflate innocent “kids” with these juvenile members of the criminal underclass is to obscure the basic categorical issues involved.

Kansas City Shooting, Teens Seen
on Camera Arguing Before Shots Fired

It’s what they call a “beef.” Young black males swaggering around with pistols, ready and willing to shoot anybody who “disses” them, so that every argument is at risk of suddenly turning into a shootout.

There is a very specific pattern of behavior involved here, and certainly this pattern does not implicate all “kids” as being equally at risk. As I said last week (“Kansas City Fans Celebrate Super Bowl Victory With Parade and Mass Shooting”), this behavioral pattern is familiar to anyone who pays attention to crime news:

[M]y hunch was this was some kind of beef between teenage gangbangers, likely committed with stolen pistols featuring extended magazines and a “Glock switch” for automatic fire: “Pray and spray” mode, which explains the high ratio of wounded victims to fatalities. Your teenage gangbanger doesn’t spend any time at the target range, OK? He doesn’t aim his weapon, he just points it in the general direction of whoever he’s beefing with.;

THESE “KIDS” ARE STEALING FIREARMS! Excuse me for using boldface caps-lock mode, but the folks at NPR don’t seem to be paying attention, and are thus misleading their audience about what’s really going on in urban American culture. There is a reason, after all, that burglaries have become so commonplace in many communities. These “kids” know that a lot of people keep their guns in their vehicles, so they do smash-and-grab vehicle burglaries with the idea that, among the other valuables to be thus obtained, a firearm might be part of the haul. Stolen guns are the preferred weapon of the gangsters who deal drugs, because these weapons cannot easily be traced back to them and, as basic economics suggests, the demand calls into existence a supply.

This is what Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd is getting at when he mocks those who speak of “low-level non-violent crime” in reference to drug dealing and property crimes — there is a connection between these different types of crimes. If you start showing leniency toward drug offenders, burglars and thieves, you will sooner or later experience a rise in violent crime. There are patterns in human behavior, and veteran law enforcement officers like Sheriff Judd see this every day.

As for me, I’m just a guy with a blog, but I could easily link a hundred headlines about shootings like this one in Kansas City that started with a “beef” between young black males. Such shootings happen more or less routinely at shopping malls, on public transportation, in parks, at birthday parties, at funerals, etc. All you have to do is pay attention to the news, and the pattern is easily apparent. Why is it, then, that the professional journalists at NPR are so obtuse about this subject?



 

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Shannon Cortez Gooden: Burnsville Gunman the News Media Won’t Name UPDATE: Local Media Breaks Embargo

Posted on | February 19, 2024 | No Comments

Sunday evening, I was riding in the car with my brother Kirby, scrolling through the news on my phone, puzzled that police in Minnesota had not yet named the gunman who killed two cops and a paramedic in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville. The gunman also died during the incident, so that identifying him could not possibly interfere with the investigation. Nor was there any reason for the news media to refrain from naming the gunman, because dead men don’t file libel lawsuits. When we got back to the house, it didn’t take too much work to find that the gunman had already been identified by Alpha News.

That was 9:34 p.m. Sunday, about 18 hours after the shooting in Burnsville. A bit more digging enabled me to confirm that Shannon Gooden lived in the same black of 33rd Avenue where the Burnsville shooting happened, and there are also online records of Gooden’s previous court cases related to a child custody dispute. According to one online account (which I can’t confirm), Gooden’s wife caught him having sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter, which was the reason police had been dispatched to the residence. But whatever the facts of the case may be, police have acknowledged that the perpetrator of the shooting is dead, and yet won’t name him publicly — and the mainstream news media appears perfectly willing to go along with this.

The motive for such a cover-up is . . . mysterious.

UPDATE: Scott Johnson at Powerline:

The suspect is obviously known to law enforcement. Why hasn’t he been identified? Your guess is as good as mine. The Star Tribune has the bylines of five reporters (count ’em) on its current story, but nothing on the identity of the suspect.

This isn’t mere laziness. It’s journalistic negligence.

UPDATE: Finally! The Saint Paul Pioneer Press reports:

The man who fatally shot two Burnsville police officers and a firefighter was a 38-year-old who pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon from a 2007 case. He petitioned the court in 2020 to have his gun rights restored, which a judge denied.
Shannon Cortez Gooden was found dead in the home, where he was a renter, according to law enforcement sources and other records.
Law enforcement said Sunday that “several guns and large amounts of ammunition” were found in the home, which Burnsville police were dispatched to about 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Someone in the house in the 12600 block of 33rd Avenue South called 911, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans said during a Sunday news conference.
When officers arrived, the armed suspect was barricaded inside the home with family members, including seven children between the ages of 2 and 15, Evans said.
After talking with police negotiators for “quite a bit of time,” the suspect opened fire on officers who were inside the home, and multiple officers returned fire, according to Evans. During the shootout, the gunman fired from several locations inside the house, fatally striking Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand, 27, and Matthew Ruge, also 27, and firefighter/paramedic, Adam Finseth, 40. Sgt. Adam Medlicott was also injured.
Police received a report about 8 a.m. Sunday that the suspect was dead inside the house. A person with knowledge of the matter said the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The suspect will be officially identified by the medical examiner, but law enforcement sources confirmed to the Pioneer Press Monday that he was Gooden. A court filing in a civil matter showed Gooden was served at the 33rd Avenue address in December.
A relative of Gooden’s said the family didn’t want to comment Monday.

So now the news media embargo on the gunman’s identity has been broken, and the story will now disappear from the national headlines.



 

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Rule 5 Sunday: Snow Bunny

Posted on | February 19, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

On time for once. This week’s appetizer downloaded from Pinterest.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley et Hamas delendam sunt.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule Five Lining Up Another Shot Friday, also, the Saturday Gingermageddon.

EBL: Saturday Night Girls With Guns, Charles Napier & Hot Women, Anti-MAGA Millions, The Underdoggs, Upgraded, “My Funny Valentine”, Mata Hari, Everest, The Execution Of Lady Jane Grey, Jennifer Simonetti Bryan On Wine, and Voltaire

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FLAPPR: T.I.T.S. for February 16th

Thanks to everyone for all the luscious links!

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FMJRA 2.0: SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP

Posted on | February 19, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

People are arguing on X about Starship Troopers again. Ignore the movie (which is fun but dumb) and read the book instead.
SOTD
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One more for the road.

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In The Mailbox: 02.12.24
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In The Mailbox: 02.14.24
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Top linkers for the week ending February 16:

  1.  (tie) A View From The Beach and EBL (10)
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