Teh Squeaky Wheel
Regretful Kitteh Tuesday greetin’s, Wheelizens.
I’m trying to understand how moving the MLB All-Star game from ATL -- which is more than 50% black -- to Denver, which is about 10% black, is going to “fix” anything. Or “send a message”.
The (highly-dubious) alleged $100M economic benefit to the host city will now go to one which is almost 70% white.
It’s gonna be so much fun coast-to-coast as the weather warms up.
I’ve gotta admire their level of commitment:
Could the message be that MLB likes white people more than blacks?
I have to go to sleep. Busy day tomorrow, um… today.
BTW, are the Atlanta Braves still called the “Braves” or have they changed their name? I heard someone on ESPN refer to them as the “Atlanta baseball team.”
It doesn’t appear that they’ve officially changed their name. If they don’t want to be Brave, they could always go back to their original name (when they were in Boston) -- the Red Stockings. I’m sure MLB would be fine with having the Red Sox, Reds, and Red Stockings.
Good morning, Paddy. I would think that someone sooner or later is going to claim a microaggression due to the word “red” being associated with the racist Republican party and another national conversation on race will occur. Perhaps they are saving that for a slow week in race relations when everyone appears to be getting along.
Good morning, Fatwa, and hello, GN. Tuesday, huh?
Sleep well, Dv8. Hoping that the tree arrives soon and healthy.
another big youtube purge. Salty Cracker’s videos are all gone.
Tree woes: Tree still not delivered to my friend’s house. It’ll probably be dead by the time it does get there.
Helping a friend move a bunch of stuff this afternoon, so I need to sleep. Because I’ll be doing that and then going to work.
Nite nite, Gerbils!!!
Salty, is still on BitChute though.
The Chauvin trial seems to be moving at a snail’s pace with few fireworks yesterday beyond the Minneapolis police chief saying that the knee on the neck was outside of policy. And even that wasn’t that big of a deal since the state has yet to prove/present that that’s what killed Floyd.
For an incident that supposedly changed the whole world, that sparked thousands of protests, riots, killings, thousands of media hours and self-reflection, and a funeral tour that rivaled anything I’ve ever seen, there’s no evidence that race/racism had anything to do Floyd’s death and so far no evidence that Chauvin’s actions killed him.
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8, and Sven!
Sven -- thanks for keeping up on the Chauvin trial. I haven’t much in the MSM about it, which makes me believe things aren’t the slam dunk that we were all told it was.
Factually, it’s clearly not a slam dunk, but the facts might not be allowed to get in the way of the juror’s “truth.” As POTUS said “We believe in truth, not facts.”
Hey, dv8, Sven and Paddy!
Rest well; seconding Sven’s thoughts re teh tree. And that the moving of stuff goes okay.
Haven’t heard about any name change for our MLB *spit* team’s name, but I don’t follow sports.
Re the Chauvin trial:
1) Regardless of the outcome, cities will burn and there will be billions in looting, property damage, destroyed lives, etc.
2) Usurper Uncle Choo-Choo said last year that Floyd’s death had a larger global impact than MLK’s:
Wow. That’s a Biden interview/statement that I hadn’t seen before.
There was a defense highlight from yesterday that I forgot to mention during questioning of the police chief. The defense showed two videos from different angles of the same like 15 seconds of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd. In one video, it appeared that Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s neck; the other video showed his knee on his shoulder. It was referred to as “camera perspective bias.”
Waiting for a meeting to start.
I think it’s probably a foregone conclusion that there will be riots (or mostly peaceful protests) regardless of the verdict, but the severity will vary based on if it’s a murder conviction (celebratory) or lesser included charges (the unfair legal system) or acquittal/mistrial (racist America where the KKK won’t give a black man justice). And antifa will not let an opportunity go to waste, so they’ll be out there no matter what.
What will be interesting though is the civilian response this time around. Figure that a verdict will come in before the end of April. At the same time, many small business owners are just now reopening after a year of covid bullshit and financial distress, coupled with seeing for months last year that the police will not protect them or their property. Their mindset is not going to be accepting of another setback or starting over again. I would expect a lot of armed pushback this time around even if they think Chauvin murdered Floyd.
Roof Koreans as a service? 👿
I would not be surprised. You can figure that there will be at least a one week warning as to the verdict coming down, which will allow people to get ready, but I don’t think that boarding up their doors and windows will be sufficient for many.
I’ve watched this trial with more or less an open mind and even though I lean towards acquittal based on what I’ve seen and learned over the last ten months, I’m just not seeing a lot state’s evidence for murder here.