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What are the odds that the Cavaliers...
a – will make the over on wins (I’m seeing 26.5 and 28.5, I am pessimistic about both, because of below…)
b – will trade Ricky Rubio to
the Taliban Prince Andrew (via Sweden for a forced sex change operation and Swedish Bikini Team boob job) with Anne Sacoolas, in return for 250 pounds kilotons of heroin and a couple Blackhawk helicopters 24 Kalashnikovs 2 tons of Walker’s shortbread cookies (I am guessing that the odds for this swap, based on it being ordered by Adam Silver and James Jones, is -250,000,000 squillion).
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How about when the TMobile data breach happened?
When that happened, since I have MyMetro, I signed up for a credit freeze with Experian, and per their TOS, they would get the other two credit reporting bureaux to do the freeze too (fortunately, the MyMetro data wasn’t breached, but better safe than sorry)…
…and now, I am getting bucketloads of credit offers, including one from my own major scandal-ridden bank – all of which came in a couple weeks AFTER the credit freeze…
…coincidence, or a secret hacker plot to make me want to sign up for crypto so that they can loot all my resources, including mine shafts and bodily fluids, so much easier…or just something from "The Music Man"?
I am tired...dead tired...
…Tina Vardas said this in a Rex Stout-written short story (ironically, the title was "The Cop Killer")…
This country, it is not a country any longer…it is just a place to wait to die…
I have witnessed nearly twenty thousand sunrises, and as many sunsets…and seeing how the DFL isn’t doing anything effective re: qualified immunity (the Minnesota House bill this session didn’t try to end qualified immunity, and Governor Walz, as far as I can tell, has not tried to use any political capital to make it so)…
…and another key fact is that the Minnesota Republicans, who normally go after Walz if he sneezes, did not object to his public safety officials failing to hold law enforcement to account at all (when the DFL and MN GOP agree on something, hell hath frozen over!)
I didn’t mention this before, but I not only wrote the news director of every major media outlet in the Twin Cities last summer, asking them to hold the Minnesota state legislature and executive branch accountable for their failure to hold law enforcement responsible (with no response, either directly in response to me, or in adjusting their news coverage to account for my comments), I also wrote every masthead editor and trustee at Minnesota Public Radio earlier this summer, asking why MPR News had failed to hold the Minnesota state government accountable for its failure to hold those law enforcement officers who violated Minnesota state criminal statutes and the First Amendment accountable.
The MPR letters drew one response, from MPR President Duchesne Drew, who claimed that MPR News had covered the police attacks on journalists – but that response was gaslighting, as I had asked specifically and very clearly about MPR News failing to cover the State of Minnesota’s failure to hold law enforcement accountable. (To be fair to Mr. Drew, he may have been following orders of the MPR Board of Trustees in responding as he did, I cannot know this with any degree of certainty, but it is possible.)
I no longer have any faith in the entire political or law enforcement establishment of the United States of America to be anything, or do anything, other than evil, and if I do not reach twenty thousand sunrises witnessed, I am not certain I would mind. I am only alive due to inertia, not because I want to live, but because I am incapable of working to end my own life, and I don’t attempt to legally cross Hamline Avenue at any of its traffic controlled crosswalks five or more times daily.
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I hate the death penalty also, but something has to be done to make our politicians and law enforcement stop this behavior, something that will shock their conscience sufficiently so that they will never do this again…
…and I can’t think of any other way to do this (I mean, if the officers that committed the 1st degree assaults with great bodily harm had been already convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment (max sentence is 20 years; 1/3 time off for parole means that 15 year sentence would actually mean 10 years served), I wouldn’t be entirely satisfied, but that probably would be enough to calm me down)…
…and seriously, I am so afraid of law enforcement because they’re getting away with this, and because the "good cops" aren’t calling the "bad cops" out publicly, I honestly cannot trust ANY law enforcement officer.
So tell me, got any ideas for further morally and legally compliant strategies to do other than what I have already tried, given that there’s no evidence that either the DFL or GOP will actually do anything to hold any of the law enforcement officers to account? (And I’m maddest at Cam Gordon, since as a Green Party official, he could and should have bully-pulpited this to hell and back, but hypocritically did NOTHING.)
If you do have something reasonable that might work, I would happily defer my utter desire for justifiable Article III, Section 3 vengeance.
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Care to explain your reaction?
And before you do, maybe realize that:
1 – my wife and I watched the aftermath of Linda Tirado being deliberately blinded by a foam rifle round aimed at her face by a Minneapolis Police Department officer (Mike Max, WCCO-TV).
2 – reading the Silha Center report scared the hell out of me, because if the police could get away with all that they did, could they get away with lynching me? (Report link, pdf format, here, read pages 3-15.)
3 – both Governor Walz and Mayor Frey ordered law enforcement to leave reporters alone (which law enforcement clearly did not do).
4 – I remember studying the 1968 police riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
5 – I also remember studying how the various fascist groups in Germany dealt with the press from when they took over government in 1933.
6 – For the better part of a year, I have tried everything that I could possibly do to draw attention to this issue, to hold the police accountable; then, when the police weren’t held accountable, to hold those who were supposed to hold the police to account accountable – and I have spent about as much money on stationery and postage as a lower level Timberwolves’ ticket trying to make police accountability in these cases happen, with less luck than a Russian POW in a German POW camp would have had of getting treated according to the Geneva Conventions, partly because my wife was apoplectic about that crap (and I am still trying in her memory).
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Personally, I'd love to see this...
…all DFL, GOP, and Green Party officials and elected politicians, both in Minnesota and the rest of the United States, as well as a certain six United States Supreme Court justices, and all law enforcement officers in the United States, all given the maximum sentence possible under Article III, Section 3, of the United States Constitution…
…carried out live, and in color, using the Sergeant John C. Woods method that was employed at Nuremberg…
…not one person from the above classes of people condemned the crimes committed by various law enforcement against 35 named journalists (mentioned in the 2020 spring/summer special report of the Silha Center), listed below (not to mention the hundreds of other victims attacked by law enforcement that the Silha Center report didn’t name!):
Carolyn Cole – 1st degree assault w/great bodily harm, assault with deadly weapon
Ryan Faircloth – 1st degree assault w/great bodily harm, assault with deadly weapon
Linda Tirado – 1st degree assault w/great bodily harm, assault with deadly weapon
Todd Zwillich – 1st degree assault w/great bodily harm, assault with deadly weapon
Madeline Baran – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Samara Freemark – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Megan Palmer – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Elizabeth Sawyer – Terroristic threats
Matt Sepic – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Chris Serres – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Parker Yesko – Assault with deadly weapon, terroristic threats
Michael Anthony Adams – False/wrongful arrest, assault with deadly weapon
Tom Aviles – False/wrongful arrest, assault with deadly weapon
Simon Moya-Smith – False/wrongful arrest, assault
Jared Goyette – Terroristic threats, assault with deadly weapon
Niko Georgiades – Assault with deadly weapon
Julio- César Chávez – Assault with deadly weapon
Chao Xiong – Assault with deadly weapon
Micah Grimes – Assault with deadly weapon
Michael Grimes – Assault with deadly weapon
Peter van Agtmael – Assault with deadly weapon
Molly Hennessy-Fiske – Assault with deadly weapon
Max Nestorak – Assault with deadly weapon
Susan Ormiston – Assault with deadly weapon
Ed Ou – Assault with deadly weapon
Christina Palladino – Assault with deadly weapon
Ryan Raiche – Assault with deadly weapon
Mike Shum – Assault with deadly weapon
Hossein Fatemi – False/wrongful arrest, assault
Tim Arvier – False/wrongful arrest
Craig Lassig – False/wrongful arrest
Tannen Maury – False/wrongful arrest
Tyler J Davis – assault
Phillipe Leblanc – assault
Ricardo Lopez – assault
…and since law enforcement deliberately violated the First Amendment as well, and NOT ONE PERSON in law enforcement or politics condemned this uber-fascism committed by law enforcement, and NOT ONE law enforcement officer who committed crimes against innocent persons were ever held publicly accountable by ANY Democrat/DFL’er, Republican, Green Party (Cam Gordon, your toothbrush mustache is waiting at Target Guest Services!) or other law enforcement officer, I’d say that the mass execution of a maximum Article III, Section 3 sentence would be justified – preferably in Mankato.
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At least I know that I don't know...and you know that you don't know...
…humility bonuses +10 for you! and humility bonuses +10 for you! EVERYBODY on Canis Hoopus get +10 humility bonuses!
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…intelligence quotient, as we know, is a very limited window into a person’s actual intelligence, and is worth about as much as a Tim Donaghy NFT…
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Any dinner entree over $50...
…I tend to balk at more than Muttiah Muralitharan was no-balled by Darrell Hair…
…because I can go to get the stuff to make my own a lot cheaper, even going to Kowalski’s or suchlike, and I can cook…
…now a $35 or so entree out, my wife remembered Mancini’s Char House fondly, going there with her father – and that menu appears to be under $50 – sadly, I was never able to take her back there before she passed away last year…for a once-off, recommended?
And whilst I’m at it, anywhere else in the $35 or so range that would be recommended (keeping in mind that I can’t eat anywhere as much as I used to, so AYCE at places like Fogo de Chao would be totally wasted on me)…?
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And what about Ruth's Chris?
Personally, I would rather have my homemade lamb and mushroom ragu, made with a Chilean cabernet sauvignon, and garnished with real Reggiano, served over gnocchi (not homemade, shopportunitied at Marshall’s), than Murray’s, Manny’s, or Ruth’s Chris – but that’s just me
The entire NBA establishment wants Ricky Rubio to have stability...
a – not in the NBA
b – not in Euroleague
c – not in the Spanish or Australian leagues
d – not in any other domestic league anywhere else on this planet
e – not in any domestic league anywhere else in the universe
f – not anywhere else in the universe of the living
g – not anywhere in the universe of the undead, and
h – not anywhere else.
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No, Rosas had an ulterior motive for keeping Juancho out of the Olympics...
…to top James Jones’ calumnious hatred of Ricky Rubio last year…
…mission accomplished, as Rosas channels his inner GlaDOS at Murray’s with a $200 steak dinner (containing $50 of mushrooms and onions)…
…this was a triumph…I’m making a note here, "HUGE SUCCESS!!!"…it’s hard to overstate my satisfaction…
You're underestimating the Rubio hatred...
…look at his performance in Phoenix, and all the praise he got after the season, only to be dumped…
…then winding up in Minnesota in a situation that was so obviously a bad fit idea from the get-go (Rubio and D’Lo fitting together was so obviously the worst idea since the US Army ignoring their air search radar in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941!), with a far worse coach in Minnesota than John Beilein in Cleveland’s worst nightmares, and a POBO who (still) believes that D’Lo is a PG instead of a SG (not!) and is a max player (overpaid for what he does!)…
…so yeah, when the only player to get less respect in Minnesota than Rubio is Sylvia Fowles, I won’t believe Rubio gets an NBA contract at all next season, much less an MLE one, until it actually happens…I’ve been hurt too much lately to have any faith that the NBA gives a darn about good and useful players like Ricky Rubio (even Rachel Nichols getting fired doesn’t help!)
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I'm assuming that if what happened in Afghanistan this month was the acme of awfulness...
…how Rubio will be treated by the entire NBA next off-season will make that look like a trolley ride in Mister Roger’s Neighborhood…
…after the lying liar calumniousness of James Jones and Devin Booker, I’ve realized that looking on the bright side in regards to Rubio is an exercise in Sisyphian futility.
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has had Tamir Rice…
Attendance restrictions officially lifted...
Zone Coverage posted a story about that under Mitchell Hansen’s byline on August 17th…
…and my Lynx rep confirmed this when I asked him to confirm that the Lynx site was no longer requiring tickets to be purchased in 2 or 4 ticket pods.
Now you present me with a quandary – do I wait until playoffs to go back to see the Lynx this season, or do I go to one more regular season game first, to make sure that the Lynx give me a HUGER dose of crazy than I got Tuesday night (playoff considerations are such that playoff home games aren’t guaranteed until they are)?
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An early Tuesday evening start time...
…even so, the lower bowl should have been FULL, folks!
To subvert Lloyd Bridges, it looks like I picked the right week to go to my first Lynx game at Target Center…
…and I laughed when I saw the printed invitation to purchase a 2022 Lynx membership on my seat back when I arrived at Target Center (I had already purchased mine!)
The only thing wrong was not playing "Let’s Go Crazy" here…