Wrap your head around this . . .
Though everyone wishes it would not happen, and thought it would be far better if it did not happen, it sometimes does happen that a second daughter is born and there are two sisters.
I love (a) the sentence structure, (b) the irony.
Does she know what she’s doing?
Ald. Ray Lopez said the mayor told him he was “full of s–t” when he demanded to know her plan to protect neighborhoods. His response? “I told her, ‘F–k you. You don’t know what’s going on.’”
By Sunday night, Lopez said neighborhoods were in chaos, and he believed his warnings about a “coordinated attempt to destabilize our city” had proved true.
On a second conference call between the mayor and aldermen, Lopez said several aldermen were “in tears” about the damage done to their communities.
“I asked her point-blank. I said, ‘I told you this was gonna happen in the morning. I warned you. What is our plan for the neighborhoods? How are we gonna stabilize the communities? We need a five-day plan. The assumption that this is all gonna go away because you’ve got a curfew is wrong. We need to stabilize the communities. I want an…
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Try asking your Maker, who knows all there is to know about you. He can open you up if you calm down enough to ask Him. A hundred years from now, you’ll be glad you did. Heck, with any luck, a few hours or minutes from now.
With signs that tantalize with their gnomic messages.
From an AP story in Chi Trib out of Minneapolis, by Sullivan and Sedensky. Pic is of Washington DC protestors.
Good for the soul . . ..
I copy the Scripture to a word processing page, edit and comment on it as I read, boldfacing some parts or italicizing, bracket and boldface comments, pause now and then to collect my responses, put them down, read it all and re-read as I go, pausing to reflect when the spirit moves me, trusting it’s the Holy Spirit in this case.
To sum up: Copy passage. Read it. Comment in brackets along the way, boldfacing and/or italicizing where suitable. Concentrate. on it. Store aspects in memory for rest of day and waking night. Next day, repeat process.
Later, having stored this in your memory and gaining a hold on its key points, come back to them during the day and waking night and hold them close to you. Enlist strong feelings but do not force the process.
We are going to be arguing about the COVID-19 lockdowns for a long time. It’s the kind of topic that gives academics and pundits alike lots of variables to play with.
They can reach whatever conclusion they want — and they’re bound to take advantage of the situation, because extraordinary claims require extraordinary . . . media coverage.
Indeed. More here at Did the Lockdowns Work?
MINNESOTA, Minn. (WTVO) — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says a preliminary autopsy found no evidence that George Floyd died of strangulation and traumatic asphyxia after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes.
There was something else.
. . . underlying health conditions, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease.
His heart gave out.
“The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” the medical examiner reported.
According to criminal complaint against Chauvin, who was charged with third degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, police were called to a grocery store after Floyd allegedly gave them a counterfeit $20 bill.
Officers Thomas Lane and J.A. Kueng arrived . . . and found three people in a car, including Floyd and [a] woman, both of whom were known to police, according to the complaint.
Floyd was ordered out of the car and was handcuffed, [but] “actively resisted being handcuffed,” according to body cam footage obtained by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
As officers were taking Floyd to their squad car, he stiffened up and fell to the ground, complaining that he was claustrophobic.
Officers Chauvin and Tou Thoa arrived in a separate squad car and attempted to get Floyd into the car, according to the complaint. While standing outside the car, Floyd began saying that he could not breathe.
Chauvin forced Floyd to the ground and placed his knee on his head, the complaint continues. The other officers stayed in their positions as Floyd pleaded “I can’t breathe,” and “Mama,” and “Please.”
According to the complaint, Lane asked “should we roll him on his side?” and Chauvin answered, “No, staying put where we got him.” Officer Lane said, “I am worried about excited delirium or whatever,” to which Chauvin responded, “That’s why we have him on his stomach.”
When Floyd stopped moving and became unresponsive, Kueng checked for a pulse and said he couldn’t find one.
Two minutes later, Chauvin removed his knee from Floyd’s neck and the ambulance arrived.
Floyd was pronounced dead later at Hennepin County Medical Center.
All four officer[s] were fired the next day, after video of the incident taken by a bystander, came to light.
Chauvin was arrested on Friday. The other three officers are currently under investigation.
Minneapolis County District Attorney Mike Freeman said the investigation is ongoing involving the other three officers, saying, “We felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator.”
The arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct that had been abandoned by officers.
This story was updated. An earlier version suggested that the medical examiner said strangulation was the cause of George Floyd’s death.
Behold mayor as natural demagogue. Looks into her heart and speaks. Dangerous.
If not demagogue, fishwife. Got into the gutter with Trump over the Minneapolis riot, ChiTrib’s John Kass wrote.
She accused her hand-picked police chief of an “epic fail” in not keeping Memorial Day weekend killings within bounds, telling him personally, then the rest of us publicly in a news conference. Earlier in the same accusation-filled morning, Brown had blamed cabin fever stemming from stay-at-home orders.
Next day, a key alderman, an ex-CPD officer, blew off steam for Brown’s having put fewer cops on the street, following Lightfoot’s calling for less police overtime to save money. Brown admitted he had done that.
But in the afternoon, Lightford contradicted him: “In fact, there were more officers on the street this weekend” than in prior years, she proclaimed. So her man concedes the problem, she shoots him down again. Embarrassing him and lying through her teeth in the process.
We are to believe her? Or her appointee who had already taken blame for the “fail” and is her only source in the matter?
Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman called it her “brutal characterization” of Brown’s strategy, said it “marks the first time she has called out her hand-picked superintendent since [he] was hired.”
That was not quite three months ago. And she’s scolding him already. Quite a boss.