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Trevor Noah leaves The Daily Show and there’s nobody left watching it who cares.

Trevor Noah leaves The Daily Show and there’s nobody left watching it who cares.

He already took a much loved comedy news program with high ratings and turned it into The Daily Two Minutes of Hate Against White People.

Oh, and he’s not funny.

I pretty much stopped watching the show a few episodes in unless it accidentally came on the TV when I was living in the hotel and he was after South Park or something.

The guy is just such a colossal racist idiot that he completely managed to destroy the show that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert spent years making great.

I have no explanation for how Trevor Noah managed to stay on for 7 years except possibly Affirmative Action or something.

Any White person who took over the show and went after Blacks the way he went after Whites would have been shit-canned in less than a week, and he spent a good part of 2020 making excuses for why looters had to set people’s cars on fire and steal big screen televisions.

My spouse was an International Student, and his liberal college professor forced them all to read Trevor Noah’s grievance politics.

Noah is privileged. He’s not broke. He has enough money in his bank account that he never has to work again if he doesn’t want to, and part of his wealth is from students being forced to read him as part of a leftist indoctrination program.

This bitter and sad little man won’t be missed, but who is left watching? Cable TV subscribers have been fleeing 2+ million cancellations per year, and it’s pretty much down to people who watch the sports package.

It’s doubtful that anyone could resurrect the formula that made The Daily Show successful after the shit that Trevor Noah pulled.

The place where all the late night comedy/news action is now, is on HBO, where John Oliver (also from The Daily Show) went.

Trevor Noah is one of those people fanning the “The World Owes Me Something Because I’m Here” flames and setting back race relations in America. Unfortunately, those sorts have gained the upper hand.

Look, nobody is saying that there hasn’t been some crazy messed up shit in American history, but acting as-if only Americans can be racist or cruel, or have a sordid history is disingenuous to say the least.

John Oliver himself just got done roasting his own country, the United Kingdom, for looting and plundering the world to fill its museums and how their politicians are so condescending that they claim, in a typical “polite” British fashion, of course, that the (mostly African) countries they stole it all from are too poor, dumb, and irresponsible (for allowing themselves to be looted?) to be “trusted” to have their own national property back.

Oliver makes excellent points. He backs up his assertions by citing the evidence, and he does not make any claims that his own culture didn’t do terrible things in history that need to be repaired to the furthest reasonable extent today.

The world is full of countries that are more racist and evil, at least historically, than America, but they get no flak for it because people think they’re “cute” or “nice” or something.

Consider Canada. They have Immigration policies that are nastier than Trump on his worst day.

They murdered and slaughtered and raped the natives, and mass buried them, and built schools for White children on the graves. I mean, talk about fucked up.

But all you hear about Canada is how liberal they are, while they are literally trying to sue the United States for shutting down their tar sands oil pipeline.

Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

While you can gain ground in public opinion over years of making arguments and changing political atmospheres, nobody likes a whiner.

No, you’re not “entitled” to loot and burn my car because you “don’t like what a cop did”.

Do I look like a cop? I’ve been treated terribly by law enforcement numerous times, and I’m not Black. I wish I could go into more detail (and maybe I will very soon), but I’m at least as horrified by the police as anyone else.

The police drove Ian Murdock to suicide by hanging with about the same sort of things that they did to me.

However, Justice was done in the case of Derek Chauvin, who is going to be in prison until at least 2038 already, and he’s about to go on trial yet again on 9 felony counts of tax evasion and failure to report income.

I mean, you piss off the government, you piss off everyone in the country, bad things happen. They start digging up anything they can. I was pissed at what I saw. They had no right to do that, and I’m glad they were punished.

But the riots in 2020 were never about Derek Chauvin and the other officers, and George Floyd.

It was about the fact that government in America has failed and there has been a breakdown of law and order that has made such a thing even possible. Our courts have failed as badly as our democracy has failed.

But “Comedy” Central had this stupid asshole, Trevor Noah, on The Daily Show, making it all so much worse by repeatedly excusing criminal conduct that was inexcusable, and as he was fanning the flames, “Comedy” Central kept him on the air. People may have died _because_ Trevor Noah took the side of the rioters and made them feel justified.

In the Chicago suburb I live in, half the businesses on my side of town were vandalized and looted, including a local grocery chain ran and largely staffed by Hispanic/Latino people, and the cops pretty much just sat there and watched it and did nothing.

In Chicago, it was worse. They put the bridges up to try to stop the lootings. Small Black and immigrant-owned businesses got torn up, many didn’t even bother to reopen.

One reason Chicago is such a “stinking hellhole” (as Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey put it) is because only the criminals there are well armed.

They ignore the gun laws, so they have guns. Simple as that. However many guns they want. Illegally modified guns. Machine guns. Guns with no serial numbers. Whatever they want.

They know the gun laws lower the odds their victims will be armed. In many cases, they send 10 and 12 year olds out to carjack people, because the court system isn’t going to do anything to a 10 year old, which has already been instructed as to what will happen if they cooperate with the police.

The solution to this problem is dismantling the crime at the source. Not hiding behind the word “Racism” because you know that nobody wants to even touch that.

I am not sad to see Trevor Noah go away. Hopefully, we never hear from him again.

If you’re a gun owner in Illinois, don’t put your FOID card behind your driver’s license. Bonus: Highland Park Mass Shooting

If you’re a gun owner in Illinois, don’t put your FOID card behind your driver’s license.

I recently had an exchange of emails with Richard Stallman over the absurdity of gun control laws.

Some issues came up where I poked truck-sized holes in his arguments in favor of gun control, which obviously none of that has been working in Chicago, but aside from this I mentioned who the police are actually harassing in Illinois. Legal gun owners who have a FOID card.

Like that Navy veteran who started carrying.

He had a FOID card but not an active CCL. He previously had a CCL, but he said it cost too much to keep renewing, so he just kept the guns in his house and had a FOID card.

Then he had to do UberEats because of the shitty economy, and he kept getting approached and harassed by Chicago street criminals.

So he started carrying again with a FOID but no CCL.

When he got pulled over for a minor traffic issue, he pulled out his driver’s license.

His FOID was behind the license.

The cop saw the FOID and asked if he had a gun in the car.

He told the cop yes, and then the cop charged him with a felony for not having the CCL.

His life was ruined and he now has a felony record even though he was never going to harm anyone.

The state of Illinois took an honorably discharged Navy veteran who was dismayed by the crime and the 2 hour and 6 minute average police response time in his Chicago neighborhood, and tried to protect himself, and made him totally unemployable, using a law meant to go after “dangerous criminals”, or so we are told.

When I read that, I moved the FOID card out from behind my driver’s license and put it behind my health insurance card instead.

I said, “That’s a good point. If the cop sees your FOID during a traffic stop, they might pull what they did with this poor fellow.”.

And who needs more police harassment over exercising a civil right which is theoretically guaranteed by our nation’s highest law?

People like Richard Stallman have placed entirely too much trust into institutions that have shown repeatedly that they don’t deserve it and either won’t fix anything or are designed to actively resist fixing things.

Instead of simplistically suggesting that a ban on guns will solve violent crime, what they should be saying is that most crime springs from giving people nothing to lose and all day standing around to get angrier about it, like mass poverty and unemployment.

Capitalism wants unemployment. Can’t exist without it.

When the government says it wants full employment, what it really means is it wants a minimum of five percent unemployment. Minimum. If there aren’t enough where you came from, you might demand to be paid more for your labor.

Going back to angry young men, the mass shooting this morning at the July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois is another example of why there’s nothing to celebrate in a country that turns its back on citizens, rules from the alleged Supreme Court that women are a uterus with legs, and proposes additional taxes on people without kids (which was an actual policy in the Soviet Union of all places), and leaves everyone to fend for themselves. Not just with unemployment and poverty, but when you get cancer or something.

The two dozen people who survived will start getting a parade…..of hospital bills easily hitting hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Happy ‘Murrica Day!

Being shot and killed or left with millions in hospital bills trying to celebrate a country that threw them overboard thirty years ago is a sad thing indeed.

About as ironic is the Mexican family next door that Trump and his racist thugs that voted for him were trying to get rid of just 18 months ago shooting off fireworks all last night.

You can’t go anywhere these days without being shot at or something, in a state with the toughest gun laws in America.

The police came out after it was too late, to stand around for photo ops in their body armor with their machine guns, just like Uvalde.

To go along with this shit show where the police are locking down a majority White and wealthy Chicago suburb and going door to door and shutting down the Metra, is when at least this much happens in Chicago every single day, and nothing happens….no lockdowns, no manhunts….no Biden….no feds.

The police show up and count the shell casings each time in Chicago and then the news says “We’ll report on it in one run when there’s sixty bodies total at the end of the weekend.”.

This is mostly because they’re not wealthy and White down there like they are in Highland Park, so nobody makes a big stink about it in Chicago.

Even my mom said, “There are kids being shot in Highland Park!”.

I said, “There’s kids being hit in the head by stray bullets while doing their homework in Chicago!”.

This is what happens. This media circus about White people getting shot in Highland Park made the national news and got a direct response from Biden, and will go on and on for weeks, and the police are working it because they can’t just wring their hands since it was White people face down on the sidewalk.

I have also noticed that a similar phenomenon happens when people go missing. It’s a country of over 300 million people. Lots go missing all the time.

The media circus and phone alerts (which I finally got annoyed enough about to turn off) happens when they’re White and a woman, leading to me sneering about it on the news Web sites as “Oh great, another Missing White Woman Alert.”.

It’s not that people in the US don’t care, it’s that we’re burned out. We have to endure so many ignorant people putting so many ignorant politicians in office, that don’t want to be seen doing nothing, so they do the wrong thing (Democrats), or don’t want to lift people out of poverty either because they don’t want to spend the money (Republicans) or because they spend the money creating poverty traps in order to get voters (Democrats). In the end, it really is the same thing, isn’t it?

I noted the other day on TechRights that the more you fight to get ahead in this country, the more they suck you back down into the gutter. You go to college to earn more money, and many people end up paying more in loans than the difference between some low wage job and their new career. You pick up hours, you lose your health insurance subsidy from the government. You get a little more money this month, there went the help with your food and light bill. You have savings? That just means you get inflation and garnishment creditors and lost that.

It’s horrible. And I’ve tried to point that out, but the problem is that most people you can point it out to stepped into it themselves and can’t get back out and don’t want anyone reminding them of the problems they’re facing, so things go on pretty much unchanged.

Texas Police Lieutenant explains they didn’t immediately go into the school because the police might have been shot.

I posted yesterday that the police were mostly to blame for the school shooting in Uvalde, TX claiming so many victims while they stood outside and did nothing for nearly an hour.

Now, the police admit that’s exactly what happened, and that they were afraid to go in because they might have been shot.

The one thing the left and the right appear to agree on is that the police are heroes. They’re not. They’re cowards. Their only goal here was to contain the situation while people inside the building continued to be murdered.

The left thinks we don’t need to open carry because the police will protect us.

Well, here’s why you’re wrong.

The right worships the ground the cops walk on.

Well, here’s why you’re wrong.

There are some towns in America where it’s the law that everyone except the disabled, the mentally ill, and convicted felons have to have a gun in the house or open carry, and there’s not really all that much crime going on there.

People know what happens if you crawl into someone’s window at night to rape and kill them and then make off with their stuff.

In contrast, Chicago has everything you can have short of a complete ban on guns, and even then, only due to the Supreme Court not allowing it. They had a handgun ban before the Supreme Court struck it down.

Chicago had the complete gun ban for over forty years, if I recall correctly, and they were some of the most violent years in Chicago history.

They even had “no go” areas around the public housing because anyone who got near them would be shot at by the gangs.

The cities and states with “everything but a gun ban” have way more crime. Suicide is also just as high or higher than it is in states with lots of guns.

When the waiting periods and the FOID cards and everything went into effect in Illinois, people just started walking in front of the commuter trains instead.

The liberals aren’t fixing any of the problems here. They’re just disarming the good guys and shunting all of the suicides, which happen anyway, into some other method.

But you can explain this to people until you’re blue in the face, and it doesn’t help, because they’re determined to be wrong.

We need open constitutional carry and stand your ground, and it’s because the bad guys get whatever they want and you can’t trust the police.

In Chicago, they literally knock over Illinois National Guard armories and military trains. The gangs have weapons intended for wars, even though they’ve been “completely banned” in Illinois, and the Democrats say you should try to fend them off with pepper spray and a baseball bat when they come for you.

Facebook bans me for three more days for criticizing the Minneapolis Police Department’s botched “no-knock warrant”. Blames COVID-19 for not allowing me to appeal.

Facebook’s so-called “AI” has banned me for three more days for a news comment criticizing the Minneapolis Police Department’s botched “no-knock warrant” which resulted in police officers committing a home invasion at the wrong address and killing a man that had nothing to do with their warrant. Then they blamed COVID-19 for not allowing me to appeal to a person.

Someone reported me for commenting that the police broke into the wrong person’s house, shot them, and then probably planted a “drop gun”.

For our non-American friends who aren’t in the know, a “drop gun” is a gun with the serial number filed off that the cops lift off of a crime scene and then carry around on them in case something goes wrong and they need to accuse the person they murdered of having been armed and dangerous.

The police in Chicago have done much, much worse, such as operating a torture site that they disappeared arrestees to, in order to obtain false confessions, for the prosecutors in the black robes called “judges”, and robbing drug dealers of cash, guns, and drugs, and then selling the guns and drugs to other drug dealers.

It’s all to be found, and more, in a simple web search.

The police unions, you see, aren’t actually unions at all. They’re a mafia that exists to close ranks around bad cops and protect them from justice.

Many major American cities, like Chicago, have a “police oversight board” whose job is to “investigate” alleged police wrongdoing and then come to the conclusion that anything the police do is justifiable, and to help the police hide and destroy evidence to the contrary.

In Chicago, they call it the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. I call it the Civilian Office of Police Accessories.

But even in small towns across America, the police operate in much the same way, and it never gets reported.

In the town I used to live in, in Indiana, some of the cops would stop by at a house where someone I knew of grew marijuana, demanded a “contribution” for the service of not arresting him, and then left him alone for another month. It’s called a protection racket. They would leave him alone and go arrest his competition. Very equitable, you see.

But back to Facebook…. Someone reported my post criticizing the police, and the “AI” moderation at Facebook, which usually says that terrorism and child pornography are “fine” and “we know this isn’t the outcome you wanted”, banned my account.

Previously, it was revealed that thousands of people just like Trump had an exception from Facebook’s rules. They allow the most powerful people on the planet to say whatever they want. To encourage political violence and to air grievance politics that play to racists and xenophobes, but they will ban you for suggesting that the police act like, well, the police.

And as a sidebar, it’s always the most morally hideous people in this country who say “I’m not against immigration. I just think it should be done the legal way.” and then they vote for people like Donald Trump and he goes “zoink zoink zoink….Now there is no legal way” and then his supporters go, “Well, they were all trash people anyway.” with their KKK masks fully donned.

Previously, Facebook banned me for three days for insulting the Taliban.

Millions of users are leaving Facebook as it turns into an open sewer of vaccine misinformation and tinfoil hat conspiracy theories and illegal content that the “moderation” won’t take down, and $258 billion dollars worth of fake market value disappeared in minutes yesterday.

In general, there’s a tech bubble in the United States that makes the stock market more overvalued than the Dotcom Era.

The companies that benefit from it the most, which will see the most severe corrections, are also in the top 10 of the S&P 500, and these companies include Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

Looking for a scapegoat, creepy Facebook blamed laughable iPhone privacy changes that are trivial to bypass.

Even though these are, at most, going to cost it $10 billion this year, and Facebook takes out patents on subverting privacy measures and tracking people anyway, so they’ll figure something out.