Tuesday twinks

| November 21, 2023

Let’s open up with the 100 State Department employees who sent a letter to Biden accusing him of “spreading disinformation” about Gaza. (Wasn’t ‘dizinformacia’ a KGB term?)

Organized by a junior diplomat, the memo accuses Israel of committing “war crimes” in Gaza and encourages senior U.S. officials to advocate for a ceasefire. The outlet reported that 100 State Department and USAID employees signed off on the memo, which did not offer a specific example for the alleged “misinformation” contained within Biden’s speech on Oct 10, three days after the “atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7th.”   Salon

Well, at least as long as Education is around, State isn’t our furthest-leftist Department.

Wandering over to formerly sane Scotland, two ‘protesters’ managed to get Edinburgh Castle shut down last week when they attacked the glass case surrounding the Stone of Scone.

Campaign group This Is Rigged claimed to be behind the attack.

The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of Scotland’s monarchy, used for centuries in the inauguration of its kings.

It was seized by Edward I‘s forces from Scone during the English invasion of Scotland in 1296, and was used in the coronation of the monarchs of England.

Today the red sandstone is one of the priceless treasures on display in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle. It is said the stone will only leave Scotland again for a coronation in Westminster Abbey.

In March, This Is Rigged smashed the glass holding Braveheart aka William Wallace’s sword demanding an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Scotland.   Independent

Think in the old days they would have dressed the three arrested in Celtics jerseys and then dropped them in Rangers territory. Not so much now.

Stacey Abrams

And of course y’all know Stacey Abrams, the former tax-dodging gap-toothed perennial candidate? Seems her brother-in-law is in a bit of trouble:

The brother-in-law of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, has been arrested in Florida on charges of human trafficking, battery and lewd or lascivious touching of a minor, according to the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit.  Fox News

Well, with family like that, guess we know why she wants to defund the police.

And in closing, a bit of good news:

A federal court has ruled that a prohibition by a Pennsylvania community on the display of the American flag with a thin blue line that is supportive of law enforcement is unconstitutional.

The Springfield Township, about 15 miles from Philadelphia, argued the use of the flag was creating “discontent and distrust” in the community against the police. However, U.S. District Judge Karen Marston ruled the ban restricts the free speech of public employees under the First Amendment.

“The Township repeatedly suggests that the ‘Thin Blue Line’ American Flag is of limited, if any, public value or concern because it is ‘offensive’ and ‘racist,’” Marston wrote in the court opinion. “But as this Court previously told the Township, ‘the First Amendment protects speech even when it is considered ‘offensive.’”Fox News II

Kinda makes you want to throatpunch the city officials, doesn’t it? Three cheers for the judge’s decision, though.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Morale, Politics

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fm2176

On the point of “offensive flags”, I say let them fly. They are pieces of cloth, some printed, some embroidered, and give everyone an idea of what a property owner’s mindset is. US flag, service or POW/MIA flag? Probably a patriotic American. Thin Blue Line, state flag, and similar? Likely the same. Sports team? Obvious fan. Pride flag? Cool, don’t plan on me knocking on the door and risking becoming Marcellus Wallace: (3) Bring Out the Gimp – Pulp Fiction (9/12) Movie CLIP (1994) HD – YouTube

Confederate flag? Mixed signals. Palestinian, Israeli, Ukrainian, or Russian flag? Why fly foreign flags over our soil, and are you of that heritage or just a brainwashed supporter for whomever? Nazi or Soviet flag? Don’t worry about positive interaction with me with you unless you initiate and remain polite.

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Anonymous

Commie or LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ2+! flags are “inclusive” but patriotic or military flags are “racist,” as usual.

5JC

Supporting the police s both racist and offensive. Trafficking children on the other hand, a favorite democratic pastime, The FBI will close ranks and hide your identity. Of course, if the local fuzz gets you that’s your fault. Just go to a private island and do it the right way.

ANCRN

War crimes? We burned entire cities to the ground, along with everyone in them during WW II. Last I checked, Gaza City was still standing… mostly.

SFC D

Tokyo and Dresden declined comment.

5JC

You should have seen Frankfurt or Berlin. 98% leveled. The only major building left standing in Frankfurt was the cathedral, and it had the roof blown off from all the compression waves.

War is hell. The easiest way to not be in one, is not to start one. I don’t know where the Palestinians went to school, but where I went to school, if you sucker punched somebody in the schoolyard, when the righteous beat down came everybody just sat around and watched until it was over. Didn’t really matter how much you begged because you were getting your ass beat, you had it coming. You either take it like a man or you don’t start s***.

ANCRN

I concur. War is to be avoided because it is a bloody, horrible brutal affair. A few years ago, a friend of mine were discussing what we should do about a nuke armed North Korea. He said we should do nothing, except make it shockingly clear that if they ever used a nuke against the US or one of our allies, we would utterly and completely destroy their nation, culture and people. The uglier we make war, the more people will want to stay away from it .

KoB

Prepare…
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Roh-Dog

No.

Also, moar woodchippahs!

Odie

Didn’t somebody set up a gallows outside capital hill on or about January 6? I don’t recall it ever being used, so it should still be in good shape.

Roh-Dog

Ask the KCPA, they put it on the ‘company card’.

No-one-cares-STILL
Roh-Dog

I found typo.
Any other miswhatevers are tensionul

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Odie

Had to look at it twice 3 times to see typo.

Anybody need a map reader or pilot?

rgr769

The gallows was likely a black flag agit-prop propaganda stunt just like the fake pipe bombs. Notice how there is no surveillance video or witnesses to either incident and the perps remain unknown almost three years later. Too bad there isn’t some water boarding to get to the truth.

5JC

Perhaps they were among those the air marshals are still following around 3 years later? You know, the ones that flew on a plane to DC that day and didn’t Go to the Capitol. That’s why we don’t have Air Marshalls doing their job. They are either trying to protect a non-existent border or follow people around who didn’t do anything wrong.

Fyrfighter

I grew up near Springfield PA.. damn it has changed… as to the first story, it seems there should be a minimum of 100 positions open at State.. the signers of that memo are obviously too stupid to do their jobs.

Odie

If the Thin Blue Line flag is of “limited, if any, public value or concern”, why is it concerning enough for some citizens to file suit and be heard in court?

Maybe Springfield Township should put out a list of flags they deem appropriate, bring it to a vote by the residents, take a couple weeks to count votes and then go pound sand.

To those so offended by a blue line on a flag, feel free to move to where you feel less oppressed or triggered. Dont forget,, the ” offensives” travels down the same 2 way street.