Wednesday, September 23, 2020

12 Snapshots of Downtown Saigon From Over 30 Years Ago


What can travel photos tell us about the places depicted, especially when it’s been decades since the shots were captured?

The most obvious inference, of course, is the level of photographic proficiency of the author and then, if they were tourists, the local sights and shenanigans that appear fascinating in the eyes of a foreign gazer. In the case of G√ľnter Mosle, a metallurgical engineer from what was then East Germany, the architecture and street life of Saigon were the focal points of his photographs of the city taken in the late 1980s.

The incredible modernist motifs that make up the building facade and outer walls of the General Science Library of Ho Chi Minh City still exist today, but sights like the green plaza in front of City Hall are a rare treat of the past. It’s apparent that Mosle was not a professional lensman, but the vibrancy of Saigon's street life doesn’t require much to appear charming in photographs.

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The Detroit News Michigan federal appeals court Judge Joan Larsen, who is under consideration by President Donald Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court, volunteered for Joe Biden's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1987 in Iowa, her home state.

 Via Cousin John "Just came in from Citizens for Constitution Liberty"

Melissa Nann Burke

The Detroit News

Supreme Court contender Larsen volunteered for Biden's '87 campaign.  She not only volunteered for Biden but also for Bob Dole.  Connecting the dots.

She is just another moderate like John Roberts.

I wonder who recommended this person as a possible candidate to serve on the Supreme Court?  Just can’t trust Mitt Romney and his crowd.   He seem very eager to move forward with a nomination.

Mari Maseng is the spouse of George Will, who despises President Trump.   Mari is a consultant of political matters and also a speechwriter.   Most recently, Mari Maseng has worked for the following people in their quest for the White House:  Senator Robert Dole, Governor Rick Perry, Governor Scott Walker, and last, but not least, Governor Mitt Romney.   May I point out that all of these individuals lost their bid for the Presidency.  It would seem she hasn't done a very good job, or they were just terrible candidates!!

The National Review (which claims to be a conservative publication) came out with a hit piece on Donald J. Trump?  Stating that Trump is not a conservative.    Did you know that George Will, who is an atheist, worked for the National Review for six years.

Why did the National Review endorse Mitt Romney during the 2012 election?   Romney had long wooed the National Review crowd. This very public courtship finally ended at the altar, with NR saying it for Romney. It is probably the closest the magazine has been to a presidential candidate since Barry Goldwater.

Melissa Nann Burke

The Detroit News

Michigan federal appeals court Judge Joan Larsen, who is under consideration by President Donald Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court, volunteered for Joe Biden's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1987 in Iowa, her home state.

Larsen disclosed her part in the Biden campaign in a questionnaire that she completed for the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017 when Trump nominated her for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, where she now serves.

More:Who is Michigan's Joan Larsen, contender for Supreme Court?

Larsen described her role in the campaign in the summer of 1987 as "minor," saying she recalled doing "low-level volunteer" work such as stuffing envelopes and making phone calls for Biden, then a Delaware senator and now the Democratic presidential nominee running against Trump.

Biden later dropped out of the race for the 1988 Democratic nomination, which was won by Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.

Larsen also volunteered in 1996 for a Republican presidential candidate, Bob Dole, for whom she edited or drafted "white papers/position papers from facts supplied by the campaign," according to her questionnaire.

Trump indicated Monday the federal judge from Michigan is on his list of five contenders for the high court following the death last week of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Larsen was also among the candidates whom Trump considered to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Republican president has said he wants to nominate a woman to Ginsburg's seat and told Fox News on Monday that "a great one from Michigan" is among those he's looking at. A source close to the process confirmed that Trump was referring to Larsen.

You Tube Already Has Complaints:The Truth In 11 Minutes’: Defense Lawyer Posts Video Of Kyle Rittenhouse: Video

 Clashes between protesters and armed civilians, who protect the streets of Kenosha against the arson, break out during the third day of protests over the shooting of a black man Jacob Blake by police officer in Wisconsin, United States on August 25, 2020.


An organization raising funds for Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense, #FightBack Foundation, published a video this week outlining the events of the night the 17-year-old fatally shot two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Portions of the video were aired Tuesday evening on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” as outlined by The Daily Wire.

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Louisville: Protests Break Out, Gear Unloaded from U-Haul After No Murder Charges in Breonna Taylor Case. AG: Police Did Knock First


 Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron on Breonna Taylor Case: Police Knocked First

 Protesters took to the streets of Louisville Wednesday after a Kentucky grand jury did not bring murder charges against any of the officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

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Trump Bans U.S. From Doing Business With Those Who Promote ‘Harmful’ Far-Left Critical Race Theory


President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he has banned the U.S. government from doing business with people and companies who promote far-left critical race theory, noting that the ideology is “divisive and harmful.”

“A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies,” Trump tweeted. “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. 

Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”

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Seattle Hires Convicted Pimp as ‘Street Czar’ to Consult on Police ‘Reform

 Via Bob

 Andre Taylor Becomes Seattle street czar

A man who had led violent protests in Seattle, Washington, and who was convicted of running a prostitution operation — including pimping underage girls — now has an office in the city’s municipal building and a paycheck of $150,000 a year to act as a “street czar” to advise on “reforming” police.

“A street czar is a person who has a particular genius in a particular area,” Andre Taylor told Seattle-based KOMO News. “I know the term ‘street czar’ is quite provocative.” He went on:

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The People President Versus The Paper President

 Via G.W. Long


 If you didn’t happen to watch President Donald Trump’s MAGA Rally in Ohio on Right Side Broadcasting (RSB) on Monday night, then you wouldn’t have seen the massive crowds who turned out to see and roundly cheer him on.

There were thousands upon thousands of people as far as the eye could see, but the media cameras couldn’t—or wouldn’t—turn around and pan the crowd.

That’s because the RSB is the only media outlet covering Trump rallies that turn its cameras on the enthusiastic crowds for viewers to see.

As Trump points out all other media, “including Fox”  never show their viewers the massive crowds.

On Monday he called the media out for turning their cameras off.

“Are you turning around?” Trump asked the media in attendance at Monday’s rally.

“These guys are bad people, I swear.

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Like the Soviets, Black Lives Matter Purges Its History

Via G.W. Long

The Black Lives Matter organizations that swiftly captured the nation’s attention have expeditiously and quietly been softening their rhetoric and removing the most un-American statements from their websites. This is because the millions poised to agree with the slogan Black Lives Matter began distancing themselves from these organizations as their true intentions came to light.

From June through September, as people learned more about the destructive beliefs of the BLM organizations, support dropped 9 points in a Politico-Morning Consult poll. A second Pew Research poll also recorded a 9-point drop among those who strongly support the movement and an overall 12-point drop among U.S. adults.

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DeSantis did not shoot across the bow of Antifa/BLM, he dropped a tactical nuke.

 Via Dan

Just watch and enjoy it. HERE

Violent assembly, 3rd degree felony.  Blocking the road? Felony. Don’t touch monuments (no mention of penalty) Harassment of Citizens in public accommodations also penalized, ,  My most thunderous applause was when he announced that R.I.C.O. will be applied to those organizing or funding riots. If you are arrested in a riot, not Portland’s Catch and Release: you are staying till you see a judge. Touch a cop? Six months mandatory minimum.  And enhanced penalties for other crimes committed during the riots. (ouch).

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