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In graduate school, she told fellow students she was of Algerian origin with a German father. Later, she claimed that she was from the inner-city “hood” with a spiritual kinship to the late rapper Biggie Smalls… Her final self-proclaimed provenance seems to have been the South Bronx slums, where she identified as a “boricua,” or Stateside-dwelling Puerto Rican, whose mother had been a drug addict. She also moonlighted as a salsa-dancing community activist with the tag “Jess La Bombalera” and was videoed at a New York City Council hearing in June 2020 berating the police for violence against “my black and brown siblings.”
In fact, Krug is white, Jewish, and from suburban Kansas City. She attended a Jewish day school growing up and then the preppy Barstow School in Kansas City, where 12th-grade tuition is currently more than $22,000.
Charlotte Allen on the farcical racial pantomime of Jessica Krug. One of these.
Including a moment of new-parent panic; a demonstration of grip; a miracle breakthrough in buffet-discount technology; an archive of historic newspaper photos; and a perfect example of stolen thunder.
Or in your case Quebec.
“But instead of trying to argue with the average American idiot that they shouldn’t take this drug, let’s grab the 40 million guinea pigs of California, force them into communism, and see what happens. Lets see what lab results occur when we give a state full control and ownership over its citizens, before rolling it out for the remaining 49 states.”
Today I Gave My Dad A Choice: Trump or His Grandkids and His Son.
When most people think of lawns they picture carefree kids playing in backyards, picnics in well-kept parks – perhaps they even feel a sense of pride at how green and immaculate their own swath is.
But the traditional lawn – manicured, verdant, under control – now finds itself at the confluence of two hot-button issues: climate change and Indigenous rights. Some environmentalists, First Nations leaders and even hobby gardeners are calling for a different approach to how we view and treat the ubiquitous urban green space. It is, they argue, a lasting symbol of how settlers appropriated Indigenous land and culture. And the rigid Western ideal we have imposed continues to hurt the planet and, in turn, all of us. The lawn, some go as far to say, needs to be decolonized.
h/t Comrade Terry
…he’ll turn his back on the ultra-activists he had to placate on the election trail because, well, he won’t have any choice. Should he get into power, the US will by then have a debt problem of monumental proportions, will be facing unprecedented bankruptcies as coronavirus chickens come home to roost, and he’ll have a thousand problems to deal with without creating a huge new one. Read on…
Including improbable sounds; a prosthesis of note; the importance of style points; a worrying lack of legroom; and a brief guide to the evolution of the human arse.
Sunday’s anti-cop riots in Lancaster, Pa., have made the current de facto rules of engagement clear: Officers may never defend themselves against lethal force if their attacker is a minority. They should simply accept being shot or stabbed as penance for their alleged racism.
Heather Mac Donald on the new woke rules.
It’s long, but interesting: David Fravor is a navy pilot of 18 years and a primary witness in one of the most credible UFO sightings in history.
Including an incongruous plaything; what to do when kids keep playing on your driveway; circus scenes; a self-censoring font; and the village of upside-down boat-houses.
“You’re setting fires in the streets?” asks a black female driver tonight who is stopped by antifa rioters in north Portland. “Get out of my way!” She refuses to follow their orders. Video by @BGOnTheScene. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/pd3cSN0Ikx
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 7, 2020
Another black woman got out of her car last night to confront the #antifa rioters in north Portland. “I’m tired of y’all walking around this city.” She tells them repeatedly to clean up their trash. Video by @BGOnTheScene. #PortlandRiots #BLM pic.twitter.com/D5wWb0GKOx
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 7, 2020
Crop/grass fire west of town currently in progress. Farm trucks are staging at the arena.
Update. As of this evening, the wind has dropped and they’re mopping up hotspots. No damage to buildings or homes, afaik.
Morning after update: some of the damage.
Yes, it’s fundraising week over at my place. If you’d like to help a blog remain afloat, and remain ad-free, by all means do.
“The planet” doesn’t care how much we want something. We simply can’t redo a century’s worth of infrastructure in short order. We need to stand up to those who say we can. Read on…
Including a beverage-related meltdown; bewildering health-related graphics; a real-time map of lightning strikes; a very short quiz; and how to impress the dear wife without spending too much money.