Mark O. Beast is Agglomerating

WSJ: Microsoft Is in Talks to Acquire TikTok,
as U.S. Considers Banning the App

Deal would address American officials’ data-gathering concerns by removing video-sharing app from control of Chinese company

China and Microsoft, both known for widespread spyware. Color me
☐ Assured
☒ Not Assured

h/t qdpsteve on A♠

How Do You Know… The Real Numbers?

Michael the Texan at August 01, 2020 09:13 AM

My mother died last Sunday evening at age 93. She had a UTI that turned into sepsis and spread to cause pneumonia. She also tested positive for Kung Flu, though the doctors emphasized that, if she was Covid-positive, the typical markers weren’t showing up in her blood work and they were absolutely certain that Covid was not a contributing factor.

Guess what my appears on my mother’s death certificate? Yep, Covid.

Mom officially died of the Kung-Flu even though she had no symptoms or biological markers. And now my wife and I are deemed to have probable cases of Kung-Flu according to Texas and Collin County guidelines.

Cogent Current Coronavirus Comments

From the A♠ Early Morning Thread
(Combining several of Darwin’s comments)

Vic: McDonald’s is requiring workers and customers both to wear a mask in their

Damn I love this timeline.

“Wear this mask when entering this restaurant specifically to use your fingers to
buy food using the touch keypad of the Visa card reader. When ready to consume
food, remove mask and place it somewhere beside you, then consume food that you
will push into your mouth with your bare fingers. Replace mask with fingers after
you finish eating.”

— And don’t think too hard about the hygiene of the dropouts and criminals
preparing your food. I’m sure they’re changing gloves often when adjusting their
masks or after using the bathroom.

No urgent need to wash hands anymore what with all the gloves, right?

— I guarantee you there is more fecal matter on shopping buggies, cash register
checkout buttons, and office mice / keyboards than there is sneeze-droplets
floating through the air looking for some person without a face shield to attack.

There is poop everywhere
and on everything.

— I won’t fault anyone who is terrified or compromised for storming that vaccine
beach and hoping their arms don’t stop working as a trade off, but it makes
absolutely zero sense for the vast majority of people under 60 to even halfway
consider it.

Posted by: Charles Darwin

Comrades, if you go to a riot you can’t get it. If you go to John Lewis’ funeral
you can’t get it. If you go to church/synagogue or vote in person we’ll all
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Bill Hoffmann, NewsMax – July 30, 2020

Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Herman Cain — the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 — died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74.

Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.

He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.…

not known for sure where Cain, chair of Black Voices for Trump, was infected. He had been on a whirlwind travel schedule in June, stopping in multiple cities.…

Cain was a self-made man with an extraordinary backstory — one that made him a towering example of hard work paying off.

He was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Memphis, Tennessee and was grew up poor in Atlanta, Georgia, where his father worked three jobs — as janitor, barber, and chauffeur — while his mother toiled as a domestic.

A stellar student who worked hard, Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a mathematics degree in 1967. A year later, he married Gloria Etchison, who he had met when he was a sophomore at Morehouse and she a freshman at Morris Brown College.

Cain went on to earn a master’s in computer science from Purdue University in 1971, and helped develop fire control ballistics for ships and fighter planes for the U.S. Navy.

Next, he joined the Coca-Cola Co. as a systems analyst, and after considerable success, moved to the Pillsbury Co.

After serving as regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King, Cain then took on the biggest challenge of his career as president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a national chain teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

In 14 months, he returned Godfather’s to profitability and led his management team to a buyout of the company.

Later, Cain said he could explain his success at Godfather’s Pizza in one word, “marketing.”

Cain, who long held an interest in public policy, became chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1995, serving in the position for 20 months.

In 2019, Trump nominated Cain to Federal Reserve Board. But the nomination drew serious flak from Congress and Cain’s detractors.…

Humorlessness Dempanic

Sean Spicier really KICKS a hornet’s nest

h/t Anonosaurus Wrecks

Full transparency. This editor will write about Sean Spicier (the best parody account in the history of Twitter in our humble opinion) as much for her own amusement as for yours, dear reader. There is just something really fun about watching him own Lefties over and over and over again.

And all because they’re either too angry, too emotional, too lazy, or too stupid to look for the little blue check.

Thank Twitter for small favors.

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Web of Sedition

Bad Kitty on Twitter
h/t deplorable unperson on A♠

Protests are anything but spontaneous in the US. They’re highly organized with multiple Democrat orgs colluding. …

I promised you this, take a look at the massive protest data. I have this backed up.
Everyone missed this. This is a link to every resistance org and who started them as of the list creation date. It grows every year.

People like Eric Holder, journalists, ACLU, former HRC staff, former Obama staff, Bernie supporters, techies, etc.…

Absolute Proof of Obama OFA coordinating with Indivisible which fights Trumps agenda and is involved in nearly all anti Trump protests. As proven above

We have a past president organizing and fighting a current president. This is sedition…

See the whole post

Teen Vogue Goes Full Marxist

Teen Vogue to Teen Girls: Marx Good, Reagan Bad

Trendy ignorance never had it so good.
Paul Kengor, American Spectator – July 20, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠

So, Teen Vogue goes after Reagan. Oh, well. For a magazine that publishes “A Guide to Anal Sex” for your 13-year-old daughter, ripping the Gipper seems the least of its sins.

But forget Reagan. Teen Vogue recommends an alternative inspiration to young girls: Karl Marx.

That Teen Vogue gem, “Who Is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist Scholar,” informs girls how Marx’s “ideas can still teach us about the past and present.” Among those ideas: “There’s this myth of the free market, but Marx shows very clearly that capitalism emerged through a state of violence.”

You see, it’s capitalism, not communism, that begets violence. Quite a claim for an ideology responsible for the deaths of at least 100 million people in the 20th century alone.

The Conflict Gets Hotter


Farmer, my sister was listening to talk radio when she came and told me just now. According to the radio, the guy was well known for holding up Trump signs in the neighborhood and had not gotten a lot of grief before because everyone liked him. But these days, holding up a Trump sign in a city will get you shot.

The WTMJ website has the story but very little information. No other local station even has the shooting on their website. I’m sure I’ll hear more about it on talk radio (the Journal-Sentinel and TV stations will undoubtedly neglect to mention the “black Trump supporter” angle.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. on A♠ at July 23, 2020 11:24 PM

Deadly daytime shooting in Riverwest neighborhood
Jay Sorgi, WTMJ – July 24, 2020

Milwaukee Police say they are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Thursday afternoon in Riverwest.

A 60-year-old man was shot and killed at about 12:30 p.m. on East Wright Street near North Bremen Street, according to a police spokesperson.

Police are seeking what they describe as unknown suspects.

2020_07 26 milwaukeeimage h/t chrissy on PoliNation

Continue reading “The Conflict Gets Hotter”

Inefficacious Face Doilies

During the 1918 Flu Epidemic, Pet Parents Put Masks on Their Cats

Yancia the bulldog even made the local paper: “This Seattle Dog Wears Flu Mask.”
Anne Ewbank, April 16, 2020
h/t Wolfus Aurelius on A♠

Tommy the cat is on the left, and Golly on the right.

The photo is part of the collection of Dan Eskenazi, the curator of Seattle’s Giant Shoe Museum. Eskenazi’s friend Pat Dorpat, a columnist and historian, found that four of the five women lived together in a still-standing house on 43rd Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. One can imagine the ladies—bored roommates during a seemingly endless epidemic—trooping outside in their glorious hats, then slipping the inglorious masks over Tommy and Golly’s heads. The photographer who snapped their photo captured a moment of levity in the middle of a scourge. [read more]

Anti-mask protesters’ new weapon: wearing masks that offer no COVID-19 protection

Face masks made of mesh, crochet (yarn) or lace are now popular items being offered by online retailers.
Bob Segall –  July 17, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — As more communities and businesses adopt mandatory mask orders, supporters of an “anti-mask” movement are looking to make a statement. They are wearing masks that cover their nose and mouth but provide no ability to slow the spread of disease.

“I wore a mask that is designed for protecting your face in a paintball battle. You can easily breathe through it. I walked all around the store, talked to employees, and other shoppers, and every one of them could see my mouth,” said a Florida man who posted a video showing him wearing a mesh mask to a Tampa Walmart. “It was almost like not wearing a mask at all. Nobody cared. That’s because it’s not about safety. It’s all about compliance.”

Are “anti-mask protestors” kind-of like militant atheists? I mean: why? Objecting to mandates, sure, but someone else wants to be masked, ain’t my problem.

Mask Facts

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
curated by Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
h/t Notsothoreau on A♠

  • Transmission of SARS-CoV-2…
  • Filter Efficiency and Fit…
  • Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings…

As described above, the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”

Mask for anti-maskers.More Mocking Masks

Church Was Never Meant To Be Masked

Does performing a demoralizing mask exercise guard a church from public criticism? Or is it a cheap virtue signal to the onlookers who hate our gathering whether we are in a pandemic or not?
Kylee Zempel, The Federalist – July 22, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠

…Although government health guidelines at the time required masks indoors but not for outdoor religious gatherings, our elders instituted the mask rule for our congregation. They did so out of ample caution, care for our members, and to help the church whose lot we were using to maintain good relationships with its neighbors. After our pastors asked us also to maintain six feet of distance between each other, outdoors no less, masks seemed excessive as a means of promoting caution and care.

Protecting the reputation of the church who graciously shared its property with us seemed reasonable and charitable, but I couldn’t help but wonder whether we had crossed from virtue to virtue signaling…

“Do you see your friends?” my mom asked me.

I looked around, squinting as if that would give me X-ray vision through fabric. “I can’t tell, Mom. Everyone’s faces are covered.”…

It was strange to leave the gathering of my church more broken in spirit than when I had arrived.…

I have discovered this over time, as a teacher or one that engages in conversation with another, it is largely pointless to try to explain or teach someone that has no interest in listening to anything you have to say.”

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. on A♠ at July 23, 2020