Peak Stupid

A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This is the Summer of Stupid. HuffPoop:

This Black Lives Matter Photo Should Be Seen Around The World

A photo of an unnamed protester at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has become a powerful image of the ongoing struggle between law enforcement and black Americans.

More than 100 people were arrested during a protest outside the city’s police headquarters on Saturday following the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by police outside a convenience store last week. At least three journalists were arrested, as was prominent activist DeRay Mckesson.

The woman in the image above, which was taken by Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman, was among those arrested for refusing to leave an area highway. The moment and the photo evoke Tiananmen Square’s infamous and unknown “Tank Man.” Neither Reuters nor the Associated Press was able to identify the woman, who was later detained.

Bachman told The Atlantic that police in riot gear were moving protesters off the Airline Highway to the side of the road when he saw the woman calmly plant her feet and refuse to leave. He said, for the most part, the demonstrations in the city have been peaceful and the woman’s actions reflected that:

It happened quickly, but I could tell that she wasn’t going to move, and it seemed like she was making her stand. To me it seemed like: You’re going to have to come and get me. And I just thought it seemed like this was a good place to get in position and make an image, just because she was there in her dress and you have two police officers in full riot gear.

It wasn’t very violent. She didn’t say anything. She didn’t resist, and the police didn’t drag her off.

So many ironies here.

“Tank Man” was protesting against an oppressive socialist government. The people who admire this picture support . . . (wait for it) . . . socialism! Tank Man was most likely killed shortly after his picture was taken, along with a few thousand other protesters. The woman in this picture spent the night in jail.

But the real irony here is that the same people who support Black Lives Matter and are protesting against authority want to take guns away from private citizens so that only the police and military are armed.

Just like in China.



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197 Responses to Peak Stupid

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I was unimpressed by the pic the first time I saw it. I prefer the one of Deray getting arrested.

    • helenk3 says:

      It looks staged. it does not measure up to the picture of the Chinese kid and the tanks

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        The poses/reactions of the police do not look natural. Photoshop? Because that young woman is not dressed for protesting anything other than the price of drinks at Happy Hour.

    • swanspirit says:

      That photo looks more like a fashion ” shoot” than a protest pic. Chic summer protest wear, dress to impress the police.

      • Jadzia says:

        It is a very odd picture. My first reaction was that she is beautiful. It looks artsy. I know that sounds weird.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Deray arrested photo is probably the most mocked photo on the twitter and great entertainment 🙂 One guy says “if that were the 60’s south, Deray would have blood dripping down his face and a dog attached to his leg”.

      • AFVet says:

        Denice, there is a black women ex-Naval Officer posting on Facebook that is telling it like it is about BLM.
        I don’t Facebook so I can’t share it here.
        Her Name is Peggy Hubbard.
        Her latest post is over on CTH on today’s Open Thread.
        You will like what she has to say believe me.
        I checked Youtube, but her latest post is not there.

  2. helenk3 says:

    doubt if this lawsuit will go anywhere, but you never can tell

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      “When the fledgling team of paranormal investigators in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot post details of their first supernatural encounter online, one of the comments it elicits is: “Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts.” It’s a clever wink at the kneejerk hostility engendered among self-appointed guardians of the beloved ’80s comedy franchise, long before the new movie was publicly screened. The unfunny mess that hits theaters Friday, like a big goopy splat of ectoplasm, will no doubt make those naysayers feel vindicated. But the fact is that an estrogen-infused makeover, particularly one with such a comedically gifted cast, was a promising idea. Sadly, that’s where the inventiveness ended.”

      • 1539days says:

        I saw a review of this. It is amazingly close to what Paul Feig described in an e-mail hacked from Sony a couple of years ago. Basically, the studio trusted Feig to make female comedy formula #5 after his other movies did well enough. Apparently, it is terrible because of writing and obsessive product placements, but not because of girl power. It was a case of not respecting the name Ghostbusters in any way whatsoever.

  4. Dora says:

    I’ve never seen this one before.

  5. helenk3 says:

    I guess I will lose my lady like image with this one

  6. Mt.Laurel says:

    Many of those cities have violence 24/7/365. Looking at the supposed center points of disruption for each city, they just want to take it out into other people’s neighborhoods rather than working at fixing the problem on home turf .

    You know even into my 20’s when I worked for a major department while in graduate school, you could walk the streets of downtown Pittsburgh at any hour and people felt perfectly safe. So safe that people would talk to one another. Not scurry by like they were trying to out run zombies. Now in my much smaller city 40 miles away, that was taken for granted, but it was one of Pittsburgh’s selling points for conventions and such even as the steel industry collapsed. It is sad to see that they could not leave things alone. It has to become a hot bed and just like all the other cities that once held such promise.

    • mothy67 says:

      I sort of disagree. I think the downtown area is very safe. Lots of high end condos. Point Park University has been very aggressive about buying up property and hopes to be less of a commuter school. Macy’s was the last of the four major department stores to leave. There is not one bookstore. Nicer shops are within the office buildings that close early. Outside of lunch hour there is not much foot traffic and unless there is an event the streets are desolate early. Downtown reminds me of Midtown within Manhatten. The seedy street is gone. No porn shops, i think it feels less safe because there is a large populace that leaves shelters during the day. They just amble about and without the shoppers they become more visable. I think if Point Park U adds the number of dorms it wants to it will add an energy seriously lacking. Street level store fronts are drug and cellular stores. Crime may be up but that is mostly likely due to areas outside of downtown. No one goes there to spend a leisurely day.

    • Lulu says:

      He would not enjoy Angola either. Poor baby. He was incarcerated in a holding cell with his buds for like 22 hours. The horrors! He should have stayed out of the road.

  7. Dora says:

    Good for them!

    Minneapolis cops working Lynx game walk out over player comments, warm-up jerseys

  8. Dora says:

    Those pictures again, along with some hacked messages. Yikes! This sounds frightening.


  9. Dora says:

    She should at least have given credit to the person who really wrote it.


    • Somebody says:

      Her own book? Where is Katie Couric? Where is the outrage, what newspapers does Hillary read??

      • Lulu says:

        Hillary is morphing into Broncobama in liking her own dumb shit! Megalomania in the incompetent is so droll.

  10. Lulu says:

    The attractive young woman in the photo is caught up in the virtue signalling, vanity, and self obsession of the 21st century “movement” movement ethos. They make gestures. They seek attention. “Mr DeMille I’m ready for my closeup.” What else does she do to help her community except wear cute maxi dresses and pose for “historic” photos?

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Your morning dose of happy feet 😉

  12. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The Chicken of Hate strikes again.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    I guess the lady in the dress didn’t want to get off the road ? And she was removed, not body slammed as some want you to believe. A little more context for the new “Rosa Parks” (per WaPo, lol !)

  14. Dora says:

    Obama and Hillary Exploit Murdered Cops to Federalize Police

    In between subtly demonizing law-enforcement officers as racists and touting the controversial Black Lives Matter movement, the two Democrat Party standard-bearers also seized on the Dallas police shootings to promote further infringements on the constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms…

    • taw46 says:

      Another disturbing article. He will not go quietly, will he? I just want him to go, I still worry he won’t leave.

  15. Dora says:


  16. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of Peak Stupids, this cartoon never gets old.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

  18. votermom says:

    • cynic says:

      Thanks for the reminder. I’ve been super busy w/gardening and watching Lily. On top of that, I’m hosting a baby shower for son & gf, whose baby is due in Sept. I’m doing a book themed party (no surprise, with my love for books), so I ordered a bunch of books last week and today.

      One of the baby items that they registered for, was included in the Prime Day deals.

      Hope I ordered correctly, thru you, and you got credit for them. Amazon has really helped me with these babies. Just ordered diaper pins and rubber pants! People still use them! I did with my twins, and will be using cloth w/these babies.

      • leslie says:

        Cynic ~~~~
        I nearly emailed you this a.m. Was wondering how Lily is, how your gardens are growing, and how you are weathering this heat….. 😎

        • cynic says:

          Lily is fabulous! So far, so good! She’s such a happy baby, been sleeping over 8 hrs a night since she was just a few weeks old, and smiles all the time. My twins had colic, so this has been a real joy!

          Gardens are producing, and we’re a couple of weeks ahead of other years. Those three weeks in June, with above average temps, really moved things along. Picked my first cukes this a.m., been getting cherry tomatoes for a couple of weeks, and I see a full-sized tomato waiting to be picked tonight, for BLT’s!

          I made five varieties of jam yesterday (not my fruit, unfortunately), and we’ll be making pickles by the weekend.

      • Jadzia says:

        Just FYI, they make awesome diaper covers now that have velcro, no pins necessary. I always got the ones that were coated on the inside with that rubbery stuff because they were, um, easier to clean.

        • cynic says:

          My son’s baby will be using those, and they registered for them thru Amazon. They’re $25 ea! Why is baby stuff so expensive? I have a couple of them, just to try them out. I’m not investing in them if they’re more of a hassle to launder than cloth diapers. Velcro is definitely easier than pins, but I wanted to buy the stuff that I’m familiar with, just in case I don’t like laundering the other ones.

          • Jadzia says:

            I think they’re expensive, frankly, because they can be. Because given how OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive disposable diapers are, you’re still going to come out ahead. Especially if there are more kids later on!

  19. mothy67 says:

    Today is Amazon Prime Day. I guess its like a Black Friday for members. Should you place an order make sure you get it right. I ordered a fire tv stick for my dad at 4:23 looked at my confirmation and realized I did not get the one with voice. Tried to cancel. Got a failure notice at 4:25 saying it had already shipped. Talk about speedy. I tried the chat option. Nope its already on its way. Two minutes!!!! I guess they anticipate being busy. Little things like that irk me.
    I feel pissy about it right now, but I am stupid to not just order the voice stick. It’s 15 off today and they said they’d give me a 20 credit. So it would cost me 15 for a 50 dollar streamer thingy.

    • votermom says:

      Darn. I hate when that happens.

      • mothy67 says:

        Just make sure orders are correct. I debate between two things all the time order the cheaper one then go back and cancel before shipping and change. I think they must be slammed. I paid 241 for my 10″ kindle. Today it is 149. I guess volume is so high orders and cancellations can’t be processed on some items. I placed the order incorrectly. Some very good deals.

    • votermom says:

      Speaking of Prime Day, they are also offering a $10 credit if you by a giftcard worth $50 or more

      If you are logged in to your Prime account, and go to amazon gift cards, there is a button to add the code
      link for convenience

      • votermom says:

        I just bought two super cute $25 birthday gift cards on amazon to get the $10 credit.
        I think the code GCPRIME16 will work if you don’t see the button.

  20. Dora says:

    Donald Trump campaigns in Chicago; protests planned outside Trump Tower

    CHICAGO (WLS) — Donald Trump is in Chicago Tuesday for the first time since protesters disrupted his rally at UIC Pavilion in March.

    Downtown streets were blocked off early Tuesday to prepare for protests planned outside of Trump Tower ahead of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign stop.;-protests-planned-outside-trump-tower/1423315/

  21. Dora says:

    • leslie says:

      They are really foolish to even mention BENGHAZI, ever. It just refuels my resolve to NEVER vote for her. (As if I needed any reminder.)

      • Lulu says:

        He knows better than this. Sometimes I think he is just trying to “Passive-Aggressive” to make sure he is the only president in the family.

  22. helenk3 says:

    a good example of peak stupid

    • CiscoKid says:

      That’s nice.
      Now maybe she’ll have kind words for these shooters.
      On Monday in Chicago a 5 year old girl, a 7 year old boy were shot in separate incidents.
      Also later that day a 11 year old boy was shot in the heart.
      The 4th child shot in 3 days is a 4 year old.
      BLM? Not if you’re black.
      Al, Jesse, Barry, you out there?

    • taw46 says:

      If you did not see this show last night, count yourself as lucky. About 5 BLM supporters dominated the discussion by yelling and interrupting others. There were some very calm people with reasoned thoughts and facts (like Kevin Jackson), but Megyn did not let them speak much. She gave most of the time to those obnoxious people.

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Scott Adams:

    Some of you watched with amusement as I endorsed Hillary Clinton for my personal safety. What you might not know is that I was completely serious. I was getting a lot of direct and indirect death threats for writing about Trump’s powers of persuasion, and I made all of that go away by endorsing Clinton. People don’t care why I am on their side. They only care that I am.

    You might have found it funny that I endorsed Clinton for my personal safety. But it was only funny by coincidence. I did it for personal safety, and apparently it is working. Where I live, in California, it is not safe to be seen as supportive of anything Trump says or does. So I fixed that.

    Again, I’m completely serious about the safety issue. Writing about Trump ended my speaking career, and has already reduced my income by about 40%, as far as I can tell. But I’m in less physical danger than I was.

    If you didn’t believe me that I endorsed Clinton for my safety, perhaps the recent shooting of police officers changed your mind. That’s the sort of tragedy you expect to happen when Team Clinton frames the national debate as a race war.

    • Anthony says:

      So my impulse to wonder if the Dallas massacre was an orchestrated smokescreen to eclipse the FBI/Lynch/Clinton story wasn’t so far fetched after all? (and I went to SO much trouble to make my tinfoil hat…..).

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Keep it Anthony!!! Looks great on you. 😆

      • cynic says:

        Don’t think that my mind didn’t go there as well. I have those tendencies, and reading all those mystery books doesn’t help. But REALLY, did they have to blow him up? Where is the outrage? I’ve never heard of such a thing. Guess the funeral won’t have an open casket? hmmmm

        • taw46 says:

          I still think that is strange, that they blew him up. Seems like if he was pinned down, they could have waited him out. Maybe not, maybe they did think he had explosives on him. And maybe he was in a situation where he could do harm to more officers. I don’t care that he is dead, I just find the whole thing unusual.

        • Anthony says:

          New toys? Its a guy thing….

  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Lulu says:

      How odd. My father picked cotton in the 1920;s and 1930’s as a child. It made him determined to get out of white rural poverty in east Texas. He wasn’t mad about it just determined. His first “indoor” job was at age 15 working 10 hours a day as a meat cutter or butcher. Of course he had already graduated from high school by skipping grades because he was quick and smart and hardworking. Maybe if this guy channeled some of his energy into something besides destroying property he doesn’t own he wouldn’t be washing dishes.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Heh.. my Dad grew up in the late 20s early 30s and when I’d gripe about work around the farm (and it WAS GOD AWFUL), he’d give me “I’ve chopped cotton for $0.50 a day”. I *think* chopping cotton is picking it.

      • Somebody says:

        My father was born in 1930 in rural Alabama, unfortunately his father died of malaria before he was born. My grandmother moved back to her parents farm with her two young children and lived there until she eventually remarried years later. He picked cotton as well as other things and helped tend farm animals. Like your father Lulu, my dad was determined for that not to be his lot in life!

        Granted my grandmother had gone to college and was a teacher, but moved back home to have help raising two young children on her own. My father skipped grades and went to a nearby University finishing his bachelors just before turning 18. Where there is a will there is a way.

  25. mothy67 says:

    BLM reminds me of a custody battle in which the father had to admit to an assualt before the judge. He said it happened because he had lost custody so he got blackout drunk and knocked out his girlfriends front teeth. This is a person asking to care of a child. No self awareness. His actions are always someone else’s fault. The black community has genuine greivances but you have to look and ask what is my role in my misfortune. Like the guy up thread eating chicken asks, did the white man make you quit school?. You have made choices. Democrats are like classic enablers.

  26. helenk3 says:

    bernie quits and endorses hillary

    • leslie says:

      Bernie just blew it. AFAIC. He could have joined Jill Scott on the Green Party ticket and could have really caused chaos on Election Day. Maybe even caused a recount or a runoff election between the Green Party and the GOP.
      This rells me that he was in this simply to be a minor disruption and was never about really challenging the status quo.

      • mothy67 says:

        Kasich should have the National Guard out in full force next week. The writing is on the wall. The are looking for total chaos. With bernie crying uncle the dims will look civilized in August. No reason after Dallas that convention should not be controlled. They did it in New York for Bush. Much smaller city to control. They have ample warning.

      • Lulu says:

        I have thought that he was also a way to get the white socialists/elites types energized and then led over to Hillary. I don’t think it worked. They still hate her. I don’t think they will vote in any great numbers and it will be their turn to sit it out and bitch about it all.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Bernie was probably made an offer he could not refuse and he seems to enjoy life. Hard to do if you are dead.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I have it on mute. Hillary’s doing that bobble-head thing, someone needs to tell her she looks really idiotic doing that. Since I didn’t listen, did Bernie earn his 5 million with that speech? 😉

      • Anthony says:

        You read my mind. Between the incessant head-bobbing and aggressive smirking, I’ve about fucking had it… when did she start that shit?

        • Lulu says:

          That is her back-up “I can’t think, I am brain damaged” behavior. Then her eyes focus because it is her “turn” to say something trite, focus grouped and polished up then implanted into her brain possibly by elector-shock therapy or dog bell repetitive training when they can keep her awake. Something. You can see in her eyes when she checks in and out. She is not all there.

  27. foxyladi14 says:


  28. DandyTIger says:

    SMH: Pokémon Go is everything that is wrong with late capitalism

    Last week, two things happened that will have long-lasting impact on American society and the global economy. First, the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to a record low of 1.366 percent. Second, Nintendo released Pokémon Go, a mobile game that in a matter of days has become a viral sensation.

    These two developments are more closely connected than it might seem at first glance. Obviously, it would be ridiculous to claim that Pokémon Go is singlehandedly responsible for recent macroeconomic trends. But technology-based products like Pokémon Go explain a lot about the current state of the global economy.

    …But the Pokémon Go economy also has some real downsides. One has to do with regional inequality. Nintendo and its partners are rumored to be earning more than $1 million per day from Pokémon Go. That money is flowing away from small and medium cities and toward big technology companies concentrated in big cities.

    • John Denney says:

      Wealth is created. A farmer produces steaks from grass and cows, a builder produces mansions from lumber, rock, and concrete. Monetarily, profit is getting more money for your product than what it cost you to produce it.
      There are several ways a person can buy into a going business, and then collect a share of the profits. People do this with their retirement funds, via savings accounts where a bank invests the funds by making loans, or via stock ownership, directly or through a mutual fund. Businesses may also invest their cash.
      It strikes me that there is too much investment money chasing too few profitable businesses, thus bidding up the price of the businesses, which reduces the return on investment.
      Seems we need more profitable businesses. There’s plenty of investment money to start businesses, but why aren’t they starting? Too much government regulation of businesses? Not enough entrepeneurs? Not enough people willing and capable of working?

  29. Dora says:

    Exclusive: New Black Panther Party says to carry arms in Cleveland if legal

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Some blowback from the Bernie endorsement.

  31. CiscoKid says:

    Felons, cannot posses firearms under local and federal law, thus CCW.
    I wouldn’t worry.

    • Jadzia says:

      Yeah, but felons by definition are folks who don’t really respect the law.

      • CiscoKid says:

        I agree, but with all the heat on, and strong police presence, I think I’d unlawfully carry some other time.
        But we’re not dealing with rocket scientist.

  32. Dora says:

  33. Dora says:

    Makes me feel kind of sick!

    Ted Cruz to ride with Obama to Dallas on Air Force One

  34. Kathy says:

    My husband has the Dallas memorial on tv…had to leave the room. There is something beyond obscene when the people who caused a tragedy come to ‘heal’.

    • leslie says:

      Yup. I turned on Fixer Upper so I didn’t have to list to the asshat in chief pontificate. Anyone who can listen to him without having to hurl is stronger than I. (or brainwashed)

  35. Jadzia says:

    Also, thanks for the nice words, folks; there were some comments that I missed until now and now it’s too late to reply to them! I hope you’re doing OK, Lyn.

    • cynic says:

      I’m sorry that I was unable to respond last week when you posted about your father’s passing. You were in my thoughts, but I seemed to be a bit behind all week. We had a death in our family as well. So much sadness, but we have our memories. It must have been so hard for you being so far away. I guess I don’t remember you talking about siblings. Take care of yourself.

    • Somebody says:

      Jadzia, how are you doing? (((HUGS))) It will take some time for everything to sink in as I said to Lyn.

      Cynic so sorry to hear you also had a death in the family, my goodness.

  36. taw46 says:

    Obama just can’t help himself. Bringing in the two shootings and the protests. Can’t let a memorial service for police officers be for those police officers. I loathe that man.

    • taw46 says:

      On and on about racism and division in our country and in our police departments. Blah, blah, blah. Keep stirring that pot.

    • dm says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing…he is a despicable creature…normally I would say human being, but he definitely does not fit that criteria.

    • leslie says:

      You know, I think he can. He doesn’t want to change the rhetoric. He’s fine with it as it is. Obama lives for divisiveness. This is what community organizers thrive on. And, make no mIstake about it, the only thing Obama has proven is that he is good at creating conflict. He has not demonstrated any capacity to resolve problems.

  37. Dora says:

    I’m not a Bernie supporter, but I think I can imagine how they feel. Very let down.

  38. DeniseVB says:

    Obama finally shut up at the memorial, I’ll let this lady give my review 😉

  39. DandyTIger says:

    Obama couldn’t even pretend to give a shit about cops. Talked about BLM and the thugs reaching for their guns that then got shot.

    • taw46 says:

      I finally had to turn it off, made me sick. What an insult to the officers there, especially after losing five of their co-workers. Bush gave a warm, comforting speech. What a contrast.

  40. Myiq2xu™ says:

    God loves me. My power was out for the past three hours.

  41. foxyladi14 says:

    Prayers and hugs for those grieving today. ❤

  42. Dora says:

    Trump’s Wall is included in the platform!

    And who is going to pay for that wall? MEXICO! 🙂

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