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by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Secret World of Extreme Militias
Replies: 782
Views: 34609

Re: The Secret World of Extreme Militias

I strongly suspect that a great many "fired while cleaning" deaths are not really. They are suicides masked for insurance, sometimes by the suicide himself to provide for his family. They might be the punctuation to a domestic quarrel, with the cleaning kit added afterward in an attempt to avoid unw...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

Reportedly three neo-nazis at Richard Spencer's UF speech gave hitlerian salutes and then shot into the crowd.... http://forward.com/fast-forward/385697/3-men-gave-nazi-salutes-and-shot-at-protesters-after-richard-spencers-speec/?attribution=home-breaking-news-headline-2 .... and people say that I '...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

With reference to the Maxwell House Passover Haggadahs, these have changed over the decades. Apparently Maxwell House makes a point of revising its haggadah every couple of years, if not every year. There are people who have made a point of collecting every edition. The text in Hebrew has not, as fa...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Armed Services Committee: Re Niger Attack
Replies: 29
Views: 589

Re: Armed Services Committee: Re Niger Attack

After the way the Republicans kept picking at Benghazi, their indifference and sluggishness about Niger is ... uncharacteristic.
by Fortinbras
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

Spenser-supporters who attend such rallies with any sort of weapons and get into any sort of affrays can be charged with assault & battery compounded as targetting blacks and Jews and therefor being hate crimes. Spenser-opponents who show up with any sort of weapons who get into these affrays can be...
by Fortinbras
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

Yes, you can put milk in "Jewish" coffee, but then you cannot drink it with a meat meal. Maxwell House coffee is (insufferably) proud of the fact that it was the very first coffee to be authoritatively declared to be kosher for Passover, going back to about 1930. Prior to that, the common notion tha...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

I am not enthused about spending more than half-a-million of a university's budget to prevent neo-nazis (nearly all not affiliated with the school) from having their heads dented. Let them know, going in, that it's entirely at their own risk. And pretty much the same for any limousine liberals who f...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

The University of Florida is reportedly spending $600,000 on security for Spencer's appearance, notwithstanding they don't want Spencer to appear. My inclination is to spend a great deal less protecting only the University's property - buildings and shrubbery - and giving much warning well in advanc...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 4886
Views: 147252

Re: President Trump

I feel, and I think many of you will agree with me, that Donald J. Trump has accomplished something that I sincerely did not believe was possible, certainly not possible within my lifetime -- Trump had made George W. Bush look good.
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1193
Views: 37707

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

A recent British news report .... https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kevin-wilshaw-gay-jewish-neo-nazi-repents_us_59e64dd2e4b08f9f9edb2244?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 After 40 years of membership in the National Front, a gay Jewish man seems to have finally become uncomfortable about its historic an...
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 127
Views: 2850

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

Why are we ruining Harvey Weinstein's life and career for making indecent sexual approaches to young women who were dependent on his good will?

The last time we were presented with a celebrity who did that sort of thing, we elected him President of the United States!
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 3986
Views: 200199

Re: Rest in Peace

Roy Dotrice, a British actor, age 94, died on Monday. He would have stayed an actor in the UK, unknown to American audiences, but in 1981 he embarked on a one-man show as Abraham Lincoln (including a PBS broadcast in which he misremembered a sentence from the Gettysburg Address), thereafter he hit i...
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: ACA Sabotage/Trumpcare ....
Replies: 1826
Views: 62492

Re: ACA/AHCA/Whatever the hell the next plan is called....

I'm not sure I understand. Trump evidently doesn't want health insurance companies to be prosperous -- he takes it as a bad sign that their stocks are in good shape, altho on other occasions he has claimed the credit when the stock market goes up. He has also undermined ACA several times by means of...
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Steve Bannon --Apocalyptic Apostle from Hell
Replies: 77
Views: 3342

Re: Steve Bannon --Apocalyptic Apostle from Hell

Bannon is trolling from what he calls a Brutus to take down McConnell.

I wonder if this constitutes soliciting an actual assassin.

In any case, it requires someone who hasn't read Dante's Inferno.
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 127
Views: 2850

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

Back to Harvey, who is getting so thoroughly dumped on that I (almost) feel sorry for him. It turns out that now that Weinstein's company is priced as if the building were on fire, a friend of Trump has come forward to buy Weinstein's company and (altho this part is not quite clear) maybe keep Weins...
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Steve Bannon --Apocalyptic Apostle from Hell
Replies: 77
Views: 3342

Re: Steve Bannon --Apocalyptic Apostle from Hell

Bannon had "declared war" on the Republican Establishment and vowed to run Alt-Right candidates in Republican primaries against many of the Republican incumbents. This is practically Christman in July for the Democrats. The two brands of Republicans may damage each other so badly that the Democrat m...
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 6228
Views: 240473

Re: Another Shooting

One of the reasons for the heavy industry in gun excessories is simply that, unlike automobiles in particular (or cellphones or computers), guns don't tend to become inoperable and beyond repair after a certain age (or at least not within a century or so; it's still possible to kill your neighbor or...
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?
Replies: 51
Views: 809

Re: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?

I think I have hit upon an important meteorologic law: If we name a hurricane for a Shakespearean character, it will veer away toward the British Isles.

So let's name the next one Palamon and the one after that Quinapalus.
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 127
Views: 2850

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

While Harvey Weinstein is getting beaten from all sides, Tippi Hedrin has come forward to say that in her heyday (the 1960s) she was subjected to similar sexual pressure and threats - and ruination - but not by Harvey Weinstein, but by Alfred Hitchcock. Yes, the master of the macabre, Alfred Hitchco...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 3986
Views: 200199

Re: Rest in Peace

Elizabeth Baur, 1970s TV actress, regular in LANCER and in IRONSIDE as well as guest appearances in many other series, died on Sept 30 at age 69 from lengthy but unidentified illness. Her death was only announced in the last 48 hours.
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Who can read this criminal charge from 1942?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Who can read this criminal charge from 1942?

If for a genealogy, the state prison records may offer some corroboration.
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery
Replies: 470
Views: 9278

Re: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery

It's only been about three weeks since the hurricane, not all the bodies have yet been located and dug out, and Trump is already saying we've been there "forever". A new measure of excessive time. And it feels like the wrong people have been in office in Washington forever.
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Confederate Monuments
Replies: 180
Views: 4437

Re: Confederate Monuments

I am not sure who I am supposed to be defending, William Bligh or Robert E. Lee. Bligh managed to get his entire gunboat crew, starved though they all were, alive after being set adrift from the Bounty and forced to sail and row for more than four thousand miles. The launch, used after two larger bo...
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 127
Views: 2850

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

It now appears that Weinstein is being used to smear by Guilt By Association the Obamas and other Democrats for either showing up or including him in various gatherings that involved Hollywood bigs (did Republicans ever rub shoulders with Harvey?). I have been accused of minimizing Weinstein's sins ...
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Death Throes of the Trump Presidency
Replies: 627
Views: 22003

Re: Death Throes of the Trump Presidency

If Tillerson leaves there will be a vacancy to fill. One of the criteria for the next Secretary of State must be that he has NOT called Donald J. Trump an effing moron. This requirement will disqualify millions of Americans.

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