Sigh, San Bernardino Overnight Open Thread

Let’s just regroup overnight and think about….

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60 Responses to Sigh, San Bernardino Overnight Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Twisted Sister are for us, flowers are for the victims ❤

  2. mcnorman says:

    Just in case anyone wants to listen to the SB Scanner….

  3. DandyTIger says:

    For a nice change of topics, this is a brilliant blog article about accidentally joining a cult. It’s about safe spaces and the usual crazy PC stuff in the context of independent game development. Read the whole thing.

    There’s no metal detector and this is no “safe space.” It’s a bourgeois space, with bourgeois conventions, and bourgeois sensibilities. All this talk about protecting “marginalized groups” is cover for making sure upper middle class kids – who can always call themselves nonspecifically “queer” to gain victim status – receive the same physiological coddling as adults they received growing up. We’re looking at an entire generation of helicopter children entering chronological adulthood. They can’t handle the world as it is so they want to turn everyone around them into their own personal helicopter. And “social justice” is their vehicle for that.

    The entire language of social justice – the up talking, the indirect phrasing, usage of words like “problematic” and “uncomfortable” – functions in such a way that rich kids can identify one another and enforce their sensibilities on everyone else. If you’re from a working class background and want to fit in, you had better learn to speak that language. So every gamedev networking situation is a contest to demonstrate that you belong to the correct tribe. That’s how you make friends. The only thing a Safe Space Policy does is formalize what’s already going on, and give an organizer explicit permission to bully and ostracize someone who fails to conform to a certain bourgeois sensibility.

    As an artist who favors the weird and spikey, all I have to do is say I’m bored by the Safe Space Movement. There’s nothing new here, nothing original, and nothing creative. Art was never meant to be safe. I’ll take dangerous ideas over safe spaces any day of the week. And in a way, I welcome the New Authoritarians. Growing up there was no monolithic church or Soviet Union to offend, but now all you have to do to be subversive is point out the obvious.

  4. mcnorman says:

    Now the neighbors in Redlands are saying that there were lots and lots of packages and they were ALWAYS in the garage. Sounds like there is a lot more to this story than the left media is trying to portray.

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  6. DeniseVB says:

    In case I forgot to post this downstairs, great read ~

  7. DeniseVB says:

    C’ya’s guys in the morning ❤

  8. DeniseVB says:

    In case you missed it…….

  9. Myiq2xu says:

  10. Underwhelmed says:

    Also, of course my prayers are with all who are hurt by this, and suffering. Screw idiot newspaper headlines. Cheap tragedy-mongering.

  11. threewickets says:

    It’s terrorism. Progs posting frantically blaming NRA are delusional and retarded. Terrorists are organized, they get the weapons they need extra-legally.

  12. Underwhelmed says:

    According to Breitbart, a neighbour noticed suspicious behaviour but didn’t call cops because she didn’t want to racially profile. I swear. Liberal leftism is a mental disease.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Speaking of mental disease, JC spent most of the day ranting about the NRA then suddenly went silent when the shooters’ names were released.

        • Jadzia says:

          Yeah, my FB is all *CRICKETS* right now.

        • swanspirit says:

          JC has blocked me on FB as of yesterday. He can’t stand being contradicted and proved wrong. He can be cordially stupid. When I posted something about no fly zones for Syrian refugees, he responded with ” ISIS doesn’t have planes” So when I posted a link to an article where Hillary recommended no fly zones, he didn’t appreciate it, I am guessing .

    • Jadzia says:

      Reminds me of an editorial cartoon back in the 1990s. I had just finished college in Chicago and was a staff member at the ACLU of Illinois. (Worst job ever, at least until I discovered the hellish world of the private practice of law, but that’s another story.) Anyway, we were involved in a very controversial 4th Amendment case challenging the Chicago Housing Authority’s policy of conducting warrantless searches of the residents’ apartments. Keep in mind that this was all happening at the height of the crack epidemic and there was a huge wave of violence, especially in the CHA projects. Little kids were being shot and killed on their way to school in the morning. Moms were putting their kids to sleep in the bathtub so they wouldn’t get hit by a stray bullet coming through the window. The projects were basically a war zone. Obviously we had a plaintiff, but public opinion AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF THE PROJECTS was running against us. You can imagine what the general public thought.

      Anyway, the editorial cartoon depicted our lead lawyer stepping over a dead body outside one of the high rises and remarking to another lawyer, “Well, at least their rights aren’t being violated!”

      • swanspirit says:

        If you see something, say something, unless it’s about a Muslim. Then you are a racist.

      • leslie says:

        Yes, Jadzia. It was a terrible time in Chicago. And wasn’t it the same time that any CHA resident who had a family member (residing with them) who was involved in drugs, would lose their apartment? The crackdown was serious. (And it worked for the most part.)

        • leslie says:

          Which is not to say it’s heaven now. It remains a dangerous place to live. Even the mayor’s son isn’t safe in his own neighborhood. At least he was only mugged. but that’s because he isn’t black.

          • Jadzia says:

            What neighborhood does the mayor live in?

          • Jadzia says:

            When I left Chicago to go to a small-town law school, it took about six months for me not to be scared all the time, to be able to be in my house by myself in the evening without being on a mental RED ALERT.

        • Jadzia says:

          Yup, that was it. When I was looking for a copy of the cartoon online (couldn’t find it), I saw that the lawyer just kind-of retired. It was a depressing time in Chicago, the late 80s and early 90s.

          • leslie says:

            Emanuel lives in Ravenswood It is not a posh or upscale neighborhood. It is near Uptown and Edgewater and Rogers Park. All of these neighborhoods have become “diverse”. Heck even Evanston has become more diverse than it ever has been – guns, shootings, murders, muggings, major vandalism – weekly if not daily. I am constantly on the alert, despite the lakefront. In fact, there was a robbery right across the street from me recently. All for a stupid cell phone.

          • Jadzia says:

            Yup, I know it: used to live in Lincoln Square! I loved that neighborhood, it was so much more fun than GD Hyde Park.

          • leslie says:

            In fact, this is the house he and his family lived in before moving to DC. He rented it out and then abruptly and some would say illegally, terminated the rental when he lost his job (I think Valerie Jarrett fired him). The “scandal” was buried a long time ago. And he landed on his feet.
            The latest scandal that was swept under a $5M rug (the Laquan shooting of 10/14),only weeks before the mayoral election, may yet be his undoing. Although he fired the CPD Superintendent, Garry McCarthy, and has not endorsed Anita Alvarez for reelection as State Atty, this may not be enough to fight the young new guard in the AA community. He is saying he doesn’t trust the DOJ to do the special investigation and I’m certain he’s sweating bullets now. Jarrett won’t help him and bronco is on his last legs, thank goodness. besides, bronco bama shows no allegiance to Chicago. It was just another rung on the ladder to him.

            BTW: I love Lincoln Square! My son used to live there. But I loved it even before then. Hyde Park was shut down early this week due to threats made by a nut from UIC. He threatened to shoot 16 white people on UofC campus – 1 for every bullet in Laquan MacDonald. Nice kid… 😦

          • Jadzia says:

            I heard about the U of C thing (my alma mater, so lots of FB friends posting about it). Lincoln Square was my favorite neighborhood ever! It was SO diverse. I loved the German apothecaries and the Viennese pastry shop that was 2 block away from the best burritos I’ve ever had in my life, a block from the Irish bar, across the street from the Yugoslavian bar, 3 blocks from the Serbian restaurant, and I’m leaving out the Koreans and the Greeks and the Poles and probably a lot of other groups too. It was such a fun place to live!

          • leslie says:

            Yes. Harvey retired a little while ago. My sister went to school with him and (mostly) sneered when speaking of him.

          • Jadzia says:

            Ok, I’ll say what I’ve always thought, then: he’s a dickhead. Treated support staff like shit for no real reason. (Sadly, this was true of most of the lawyers there, with only 3 exceptions that come to mind quickly.)

          • leslie says:

            That sounds like my sister’s description of him. And she only went to school with him.

  13. Dora says:

    I didn’t want to click the link. Copied what there is of the entry from FR:

    San Bernadino 12/02 bloodbath coincides with one of Islam’s largest Martyrdom Anniversaries
    12/2/2015, 9:39:17 PM · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Iran Project ^ | 12/02/2015 | Shia Post
    12/02/2015 is a significant tragic day for San Bernadino, and the USA. It also happens to be a Very significant Martyrdom Anniversary for Islam… Connections? Islamic Education Center, Atlanta Important Islamic Dates 1437 AH (2015 – 2016): 20 Safar, 1437 = December 02, 2015 * Arbayeen (40th Day of Imam Hussain Martyrdom Anniversary)  Muslims observe Arbaeen in Iran – The Iran Project blog/ 2015/ 12/ 02/ mus… Proxy Highlight 17 hours ago … … elegies are recited in memory of Imam Hussein and his 72 loyal companions. The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious…

    • votermom says:

      I was wondering why they picked yesterday. Usually the scumbags attack on a Friday, coz you know, holy day. “Hmm. I don’t really feel like going to the mosque today, so I’ll just shoot up some infidels instead.”

  14. Dora says:

    Please don’t ignore this story. That’s just what they want us to do. It’s very important!

    Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    • Somebody says:

      Everybody here kind of figured all of that out a couple of years ago Dora. It’s the MSM that is ignoring the actual story and I’m pretty sure they will continue to ignore it.

  15. Dora says:

    EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Adherents Praise San Bernardino Massacre, “America Burning”

    The Islamic State created a horrifying hashtag praising the mass shooting but did not take credit for the killings

  16. votermom says:

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