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calendar   Tuesday - May 19, 2020

Just loafing around again

I made another loaf of that bread I posted about the other day. I should have started it early in the morning, as sourdough takes a good long time to rise. Instead, I mixed it up in the middle of the afternoon, didn’t put it in the dough warmer, and by bedtime it was still just sitting there. So it went into the fridge overnight, and then I put it back out on the counter at 6am when I got up to feed the cats. Back to bed, slept to 10, sweet. Put the dough in a banneton and into the warmer for a bit. Got the oven and the Dutch oven heating, and by 11:30 the dough went in. It looked a little flat, so I jacked the heat up to 515 for the first 8 minutes to get the most oven spring I could. After that I put the heat back to the regular 500 for another 12, and then took it down to 450 when the lid came off and the cold iron griddle went in under the Dutch oven. That keeps the bottom of the loaf from scorching, in theory.

I should have pulled the bread out after 10-12 minutes at 450, as the first phase baking at 515 accelerated things. And the dough was a bit mature - over proofed - which may bake faster too.

Whatever. It came out a little dark, just slightly scorched around the gringes. It didn’t oven spring as much as I’d hoped, and the slashes didnt’ open much either; another two signs of over done dough. But the crumb was very nice; that’s the air bubbles inside.

And yet the bread tastes great. It’s a good recipe. Sourdough does allow you quite a bit of rising time flexibility. The previous loaf went in the oven less than 7 hours after it was mixed. This one went in 20 hours after. Probably 12 hours is the better limit, even with a partial retarded rise.

No pictures this time ... not that I’m embarassed by it, but it’s just another loaf of bread.

Bread is always a balancing act. Young dough will have a more pronounced yeasty taste, mature dough will have a stronger sourdough taste. Adjust the rise times to give you what you want, and don’t go too hot with the first part of the bake. 500 is more than hot enough; 475 or even 450 all the way through works just fine.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/19/2020 at 12:33 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 18, 2020

still here, still at sea metaphorically

Funny thing ... when she was working every day, I always found time to surf the net, follow the news, react to things and then blog about it.

Now that we’ve been shut in here for - is it 70 days at this point for the two of us? We did volutarily isolate for a week even before March 13 - somehow I’m not finding any time to be glued in front of the PC. Especially now that I actually have a functional PC again.

It’s not that I don’t feel the urge, it’s just that other things seem to fill every minute of my days, even though those things are often of little consequence. Maybe I’m not so alone anymore.

Her office is slowly re-opening, seeing a few patients and turning themselves inside out to create a germ-free minimal exposure environment. She’s getting about 8 hours a week. It’s going to be a very slow restart.

On the other hand, we’ve made a whole range of plans for fixing this place up, from the least to the most. Now all we have to do is choose one, and then wait until the builders are available to do the work. Which isn’t yet.

And we’ve also watched tons of television, more in the past 2+ months than I’ve watched in a year. We binged all of Manifest, then Penny Dreadful, then True Blood, and now we’re halfway through the 4th season of Outlander. She’s a better binger than I am, able to park a couple cats on her lap and zone into 10-12 hours of it per day. I top out after about 4.

So that’s my situation right now. I’ll try to get back in the swing.

Stay healthy.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/18/2020 at 04:29 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 14, 2020

Cop Union Bullshit

Broward County Cop Unions Force Rehire of Parkland Cowards, With Full Back Pay

Fuck that!

Broward Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Miller was fired after hiding behind his car during the February 14, 2018, Parkland school shooting, but has now been rehired following union action on his behalf.

The Miami Herald reports that Miller “was one of the four deputies who were terminated because of a ‘neglect of duty’ in the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland shooting.” The other three terminated deputies were Edward Eason, Joshua Stambaugh, and Scot Peterson.

On June 4, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Scot Peterson not only lost his job but was actually “arrested for inaction” during the Parkland attack.

Peterson’s inaction centered on him standing outside the building in which the Parkland attack was occurring, instead of going inside to confront the shooter.

Miller, on the other hand, “lost his job after it was found he hid behind his car as the first shots rang out,” according to the Herald. But he challenged his termination “with union backing” and secured an “arbitration ruling” that says, “BSO violated [his] constitutional due process rights and improperly terminated him.”

Miller is being rehired and will receive back pay.

Not one goddam union for any government employee of any kind anywhere ever. They are anathema.

I hear they’re repainting all the Broward County cruisers. Now it says “To Serve And Protect ... Ourselves” on the doors.

How. Dare. They.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2020 at 09:55 PM   
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still not dead yet

I thought this was pretty good.

Other than that, I’m not getting much bloggy done lately. I can’t say if I’m burned out again, or if I’m sick and utterly lacking in energy, or if I’m just sick of the crap that passes for news. Politics is BS, covid is BS, there’s no sports, and Hollywood sucks hole. So what’s left, other than bread and turtle racing?

Nobody wants to hear about stupid COVID, that’s clear.  I’ve tracked it locally every day I’ve had a functional computer, and at this point I’m even writing emails to my county health office. As far as I can tell (https://www.state.nj.us/health/healthfacilities/documents/LTC_Facilities_Outbreaks_List.pdf vs https://co.hunterdon.nj.us/Coronavirus/casecountbymunicipality.pdf) EVERY SINGLE CASE OF THE VIRUS IN MY TOWNSHIP IS AT THE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CENTER around the corner. It’s where they house the mentally deficient. They do not go off the property, ever. 159 cases, 600 residents. A 25% infection rate, but nearly no deaths so far. My county reports 152 cases in our township, albeit that data is a day old. So AFAIK, there is not a single case of the shit out in public. And yet several businesses are closed, and no one can sit down at one of dozen restaurants. And all we get from our progressive governor is hemming an hawing, and a set of impossible re-opening conditions that can’t be met unless he can squeeze a few more billion out of Trump.

Oh, and the latest doc from Massachussetts is pretty illuminating too. I’m sure you’re all experts at reading between the lines with these kinds of reports by now.

I’m feeling very rebellious.

Oh joy, the tests are crap. Of course!!

And now we’ve got bunny virus? [ no, readers of Watership Down, this is not the White Blindness, myxomatosis. Is it from China too? Nobody knows yet. But it’s in California and the West Coast.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2020 at 09:32 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 12, 2020

One of the best recipes so far

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Yup, I made another loaf. After leaving the starter in the fridge for at least 3 weeks, I had to revitalize it a bit; it was pretty sharp. Two feeds of whole wheat in one day, another feed of AP the next day, and it was sweet and strong again. The starter was probably a bit wet, call it 120% hydration ... which means this is another No Knead dough, somewhere around 81% hydration overall. Doesn’t matter, I knead it in the mixer, half and hour in, an hour in, and when the dough has doubled. And then again, gently, with a bit of countertop flour - a good handful - before it goes into the banneton for about an hour. This brings the total hydration down to around 77%, which is plenty, and guarantees huge overn spring. After 4 hours rising at room temperature, I got impatient and put it in an 83° warmer for a couple hours. Once the dough was in the banneton I jacked the temp up to 87° for an hour, then let it come down to room temp while the oven and Dutch oven got hot.

I used a part = 40 grams, so my dough came out to exactly 700gm, which baked up to 612gm. That’s a nice size. a 22oz loaf.

1 part rye (40gm)
1 part whole wheat (40gm)
3 parts all purpose (120gm)
3 parts bread flour (Gold Medal this time) (120gm)
3 parts nicely fed starter (120gm)
2.5% salt (9gm kosher salt)
6 parts warm water (240gm @ 100°F) [ might need a bit more or less water, so don’t dump it all in at once. You want a very wet dough, but not runny as cake batter ]
1 tsp sugar or a small dollop of honey

Feed your room temperature starter 4 or so hours ahead of time. If it’s been in the fridge for weeks, take it out, let it warm up, and feed it several times over a day or two.

Whisk the flours and salt to blend. Dissolve starter and sugar or honey in the water in a small bowl.

Combine wet and dry, mix on slow, rest 15, knead on slow, knead on medium, get impatient and knead on high until all the dough comes off the bottom of the mixer bowl, then knead it another minute or two. Transfer to greased covered rising bucket. Let it go for at least 6 hours but less than 12. You can knead itt in the bucket a few times, but you really don’t have to.

When it’s time to bake, preheat oven and Dutch to 475. Put dough in on parchment, crank heat up to 500 for 20. High heat gives awesome oven spring, and those nice big air holes in the crumb.
Remove lid, lower temp to 450, bake another 20, with cold iron griddle under Dutch so the bottom doesn’t char. Turn off oven, open door, take bread out of Dutch, let everything cool 5 minutes, put bread back into cooling oven with door held open 1” with wooden spoon; allow to cure for 20 minutes.

This is one of the best bread recipes I’ve come up with so far. Not hard to make if you scale the ingredients. Yum!!!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/12/2020 at 08:12 PM   
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Tuesday’s Garbage

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•   New Jersey “kindly” opens public parks again, but not the bathrooms. Gets (ahem) really pissed about all the poop left around. Because people are disgusting animals. Hey duh, open the bathrooms.

‘Inordinate’ Amount Of Urine, Feces At Reopened NJ Parks: Police

NEW JERSEY — There was an “inordinate” amount of urine and feces left in bottles at recently reopened parks in New Jersey over the weekend, officials said on Monday.

“There is a zero tolerance policy for that,” Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said during the governor’s daily coronavirus news conference. “The whole idea behind the parks is to give our citizens the ability to go out and enjoy the fresh air and have time outside. That report from Park Police was certainly disheartening to say the least.”

Police at the state and county levels will be on the lookout for that from now on.

“You are not going to get a warning if we catch you leaving something like that behind, so please don’t do it,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

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“We understand that the public restrooms are closed, but people should be planning accordingly and shouldn’t be urinating in bottles and leaving them behind,” Callahan said. “That might lead us to take a different approach in the future. We really ask that that type of behavior not go on.”

Let me guess: the bathrooms are closed because the government workers at the parks - still on the payroll - can’t manage the restrooms because COVID is spread by public toilet seats? Oh give it up. “Poo at your own risk” sign ought to cover it, in a sane world. When you locate a sane world, let me know.




•   Essential Jobs Available Soon!! NJ Gov. Murphy said he plans to release a “robust” coronavirus test and tracing plan for reopening, as soon as Trump pays for it.

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy said he plans to release a “robust” coronavirus test and tracing plan during a 1 p.m. news conference on Tuesday that will be necessary for New Jersey’s reopening.
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Murphy said implementing this plan “will be very costly” but he’s been in contact with the Trump administration and he hopes “our relationship we have fostered will deliver a significant sum for the state” that will pay for testing and contact tracing.

The program could be similar to one being set up by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who estimated that his state will hire up to 17,000 contact tracers, depending on case projections. The tracers will help identify the contacts of those who test positive and then facilitate their quarantine to lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Being a tracer sounds rather Gestapo to me.




•   Obama was behind Flynn-flan and RussiaGate. Wow, it only took 3 1/2 years to find out what we all knew instantly back then. But the cats are finally getting out of the bags, and bringing documentation with them. Will heads roll? Will any of the power elite suffer the slightest consequences for their despicable, treasonous acts? Are you high??




•   Tests show COVID in Ohio since January. Well no kidding. Here’s a link.

Maybe when they develop even better tests they’ll find it was in every state well before Christmas. I’m really coming to believe that COVID-19.1.0 was the special ultra-long gestation version with minimal early symptoms. Infect the whole damn world and nobody notices, then a few mutations later it suddenly becomes nasty. I don’t put anything past these dirty yellow bastards at this point.




•   Let’s Start The Revolution; Get That Freedom Train Moving Lockdowns only work because the people go along. NO government has the real right or power to do such things. And it’s probably time to remind them of that, one way or another, in most places. (keep NYC locked down for another year, most of us don’t care).

On April 22, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a three-step process for reopening regions of his state, with counties progressing from “red” to “yellow” to “green.” Counties can be fully reopened when there are fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks. The state has cleared 37 counties (out of 67) to move to the “yellow” stage on May 15.

Less than three weeks later, officials in six Pennsylvania counties that have yet to meet that threshold have declared their intention to reopen anyway, and sheriffs in two other counties say they will not issue citations to businesses that open in defiance of the state’s shutdown order. Although the county commissioners acted independently from one another, all make more or less the same argument: The state-mandated economic shutdown has been ruinous, the vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Pennsylvania have been in nursing homes, and the 50-in-100,000 threshold will take too long to reach.

The response to the coronavirus pandemic may appear to have been directed by government edict. State governments ordered people to stay home and forced businesses to close, and the White House had daily press briefings to prescribe courses of action. Frustrated residents of various states have directed their outrage towards governors by staging protests at state capitols.

But the weekslong shutdowns that some parts of the country continue to endure were never enforceable from the White House or from any state capitol. They always depended on voluntary compliance from residents.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/12/2020 at 11:42 AM   
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chugging away at the new PC

OMG. Working on the old HD in the new PC. Have to transfer thousands of files. Tens of thousands? Old pics, docs, text files. Most everything else on that drive is old junk. Don’t know how I’m supposed to get rid of the old copy of Windows on there. Maybe I have to reformat the drive? Can you even do that with a SATA drive? It would clear things up totally, and I’d never have to deal with permissions again.

But I think I have everything at this point. Better check another 4 times to be sure. What a pain. On the whole drive there was just one program worth keeping. And it came down to the no-brainer choice of either buying a new copy for $39 or spending $179 for one of those data/application migration programs. Duh, I bought the new one. Most everything else I had on there was freeware. I did manage to save my old school version of FreeCell, which runs slow as a dog on this new cheap system with it’s lousy onboard video driver. Power supply is too weak to add a graphics card. Old machine has better everything, but the power connectors aren’t the same, so transferring over the new motherboard may not be a good idea. I’ll think about it, because the old case has a hefty power supply, the new motherboard has the right open slots for a good graphics card, and the price of those things has really come down. But then I’d be tempted to become one of those Gamer Boys, get a 4K monitor, and my life would be over. Probably better to have crappy graphics and minimize my PC addiction. At least I’ve got the internet and WiFi situation mostly squared away.

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Seems I’ve collected a huge number of cute animal pics. I’ve got 20 years worth of graphics to sort through. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/12/2020 at 11:30 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 11, 2020

the usual virus crap

Norway, oh Norway !! Norway takes a staged approach to reopening the country. Why not? There aren’t even half as many cases in the whole nation as there are in little Bergen County NJ.

Oh just bloody wonderful. Now COVID can be an STD as well??

File this one under “No Kidding”: The Wu Flu may have been around in October.

Totally related: October? How about October 6th or 7th, when something seems to have happened at a certain bio lab in some place called Wuhan.

Yeah but China says ... : First official case dates to November 17, 2019.

Putin ain’t gonna like this! Russia now #3 in cases as numbers spike.
Are more Russian doctors going to fall out of windows because of this?

Oh joy, it’s dark as heck outside and pouring rain. We had our 2 hours of sun this week, so we now return to the usual dark wet and gloomy.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/11/2020 at 12:51 PM   
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is it spring yet?

Someday, maybe. At least it isn’t snowing again today.

so far

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/11/2020 at 12:49 PM   
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just feeling meme today

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/11/2020 at 07:48 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 10, 2020

chewing the numbers, again

As time goes by, more and more data about the COVID virus becomes available.

And more and more, it looks to me like we’ve been conned.

Pray for the people at nursing homes, veterans retirement homes, mental hospitals, and development centers. They are the ones who are sick and dying, far more than their small part of the population.

My little country of Hunterdon is now the 3rd least infected county in the state. 1st and 2nd place are two counties down at the south end of the state that are pretty much empty. Big areas, almost no population. And thus almost no cases.

Hunterdon County has around 125,000 residents, and 710 cases. My little piece of it, Union Twonship, has 5500 residents and 147 cases. But the New Truth is that we also have a rather large county developmental center for the special needs folks. 600 residents live there. They report 109 active cases. That’s 18%, which is catastrophic. But it also means that they’re 74% of the cases in our township, and 15% of the cases in the county. This holds basically true around the county, with the cases at LTC making up 40% of all cases in the county, and 60% of the deaths. Up north in hard hit Bergen County, while the LTC cases are only 24%, they are 59% of the deaths.

I know I’ve said the same thing several times already, but it isn’t sinking in to our leaders’ heads. These are people who generally do not go out in public, and sadly aren’t visited all that much by outsiders. They are part of the population, but not really part of the equation. Without a doubt the pandemic in their little world is epidemic and endemic. They’re being hammered and there isn’t anything that can be done about it. The staff there is also significantly infected, and those people DO go out in the world. Are they an infectious vector for the rest of us? Are they the ones bringing it in to these places and spreading it around and around? Maybe both. Or neither. I really don’t know.

But I do know that without the cases in the HDC, the numbers for my township are 4900 residents and 38 cases. 3/4 of 1 percent. Which is pretty damn small overall. And these are total numbers after almost 4 1/2 months of infection. January 1 to May 10. It doesn’t amount to much.

So why on earth is the lockdown continuing? Especially with our governor’s impossible standards of 2+ weeks of declining numbers, alongside ramping up testing to amazing 20,000 tests per day, but not providing any additional testing sites. It’s an impossibility. Is it designed to fail??

The Governor has to set more reasonable goals and requirements for opening the state up, so that Hunterdon County and New Jersey can get back to business, Freeholder Matt Holt announced at the Board’s May 5thmeeting. 

Holt, the Freeholder Board’s Economic Development liaison, stated, “Businesses that are still open have adapted to protecting people’s health with directional signage, social distance marks on the floors, handing out sanitary wipes, mandatory face coverings, and plexiguard shields. Let’s give closed businesses a chance toopen andimplement the same safety precautions to get our economy moving again.”

The veteran Hunterdon Freeholder, who has served on the Board for thirteen years, said, “Governor Murphy has put forth parameters for re-starting the economythat, in my opinion, sets the bar too high –it sets up roadblocks and nearly unobtainable goals.Instead of creating roadblocks, the state should be looking to clear them, to get New Jersey back to work.”Holt stated, “We recognize COVID-19 is contagious and can be dangerous.  That is why precautions must be taken with any business re-opening. But the Governor’s plan is out of sync.

Called Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health, the plan requires 14 consecutive days of reductions in COVID-19 positive cases in the state. Yet the plan also calls for 20,000 tests per day statewide by the end of the month.  But more testing will result in more positive tests, and with the increased testing we may not hit 14 straight daysof decline in positive casesuntil sometime late in the summeror later.”Holt added, “And while the Governor’s plan calls for increased testing, right now the Governor has not set up even one state test site –thetest sitesare all either county run or the two federal sites.Quite frankly the entire plan is frustrating as proposed.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/10/2020 at 05:55 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 09, 2020

still breathing

Sorry, not much blogging. Plenty busy at home, doing this and that.

Sun of a gun, it’s cold and windy today. There was actually a bit of snow in New York City last night. None here, and now the sun is out ... after days of rain. Awful lot of rain this year. Maybe Spring will get here at some point in June.

Right. Have to try and motor-vate myself to the store, or else it’s frozen hot dogs for dinner again. Tired of QC ... quarantine chow.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/09/2020 at 01:51 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 07, 2020

PC Progress

Ok, the HD power cable arrived, so with a bit of fussing about, I got it hooked up. And ... it didn’t even cause a hiccup. Didn’t even get a notice from Plug ‘N Play. It was just there. So I have access to all my old data, I think . I may have to change some permissions, which shouldn’t be so hard. Now I have to figure out how to migrate all my old installed software. Migrate isn’t the right word ... I have to get all their information into the new Registry. My bet is, there’s an app for that.

Even if I can only recover my Office 200n suite and a few of the better graphics programs, I’ll be good. Then I have to figure out how to get the Windows OS off of that drive, and get back lots of HD space.

But considering ... so far, so good.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/07/2020 at 04:14 PM   
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Trying To Be Color Blind, Failing

“Unnamed woman” shoots OK McD’s employees because drive thru only

Hey stupid: COVID, lockdown??

At least two McDonald’s workers in Oklahoma were shot Wednesday evening after informing two female customers the dining area was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. at an Oklahoma City location. One of the women grew angry over the lack of seating and opened fire striking one employee in the leg and the other in the shoulder, police said. They are expected to recover, according to Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV.

Prior to the shooting, 32-year-old suspect reportedly got into a physical altercation with a third employee who was knocked down and suffered a head laceration, police said. The suspect then left the restaurant before coming back with a gun and firing off two or three rounds, Capt. Larry Withrow, of the Oklahoma City Police Department, told Business Insider.

The suspects were taken into custody following the incident, police said. It’s not clear yet what charges they will be facing.

The article doesn’t give their names or show their photos, so you know they’re black. And I can guarantee you they were both fat enough to date Trayvon Martin and not be able to read cursive.

What is it about McDonald’s that causes fat black women to go violently crazy? How many of these beatdown videos are out there, how many employees assaulted because the store ran out of McNuggets, how many crack hoes in the parking lot willing to trade oral sex for a cheeseburger?

So you know who did this. Had a screaming fit because the dining area was closed. WTF have you been for the past 6 weeks?? Got told NO by an employee, reacted with violence. Went out and got her gun, came back and shot people. Because she couldn’t get her way. Batshit sheeboon ghettopotamus.

And the po-po don’t know what to charge her with. Seriously? Are you that fucking stupid too? Assuming only the one of them did the hitting and shooting, then a) assault, b) disturbing the peace, c) at least two counts of attempted murder, d) any and all charges related to her possession and use of a firearm.

Lock the cow up for 20 years, as it’s also a guarantee that the entire incident was on at least one CCTV camera. Maybe they can run a test, and throw in drunk and disorderly, or search her vehicle and find some drugs, etc. Throw the book at her, and cover every page with glue so that everything sticks.

And book her girlfriend as an accesory for all the charges.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/07/2020 at 12:27 PM   
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  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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