What a total waste of time and money to collect DNA for this lol.
Via Burlington Free Press:
An investigation into the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural painted along the street in front of the Vermont Statehouse has been closed, following the reported death of the suspect.
The Black Lives Matter mural was painted along State St. in Montpelier on June 13. In less than 24 hours, the painting, which said “Black Lives Matter” in bold, yellow letters, was found spray painted and covered in mud and dirt.
For more: Black Lives Matter mural in Vermont vandalized with mud, oil
The suspect, identified by the Montpelier Police Department as Fred Seavey, died in a car accident on July 1. Seavey, 56, was found to have been driving along Interstate 89 north nearby Waterbury when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a highway median, according to an initial accident report by WCAX.
Authorities listed Seavey as a “transient with no home address,” according to the article.
DNA had previously been collected from spray cans found nearby the mural, and were brought to the Vermont State Crime Lab for analysis. The subsequent DNA match, coupled with witness statements and video surveillance, linked Seavey to the crime.
Science is stupid now too.
Via NY Post:
Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames.
In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Under the new rules, the “Eskimo Nebula,” discovered in 1787 by William Hershel, will only be referred to as NGC 2392.
The so-called “Siamese Twins Galaxy” will likewise be known only as NGC 4567 and NGC 4568.
“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive but can be actively harmful,” the agency said in a news release.
“NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
If this is it, then it shows the control of Obama and that this it would be the third term of Obama. That they think they need Obama to win.
Via Fox News:
Former national security advisor Susan Rice has reportedly sold her shares in the streaming service Netflix amid rumors that she is on the shortlist of candidates to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.
Deadline reported Friday that Rice sold her shares valued at $305,323, according to an SEC filing dated Thursday.
A spokesperson for Rice told Deadline that her sale “has nothing to do” with Biden’s VP search.
“Ambassador Rice’s sale of a fraction of her Netflix stock has nothing to do with VP speculation,” spokesperson Erin Pelton, said. “She filed a stock plan pursuant to SEC regulations over three months ago.”
Funny how this didn’t get a lot of attention yesterday.
The ridiculous censorship of good market news in the Trump economy saga barrels on with impunity by the Big Three evening news shows.
The Big Tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite stock index closed at a record 11,108.07 Thursday evening, well over the historic 11,000 milestone, according to Nasdaq August 7. “A big reason for the market’s second-half momentum today was this week’s better-than-expected jobless claims report,” Nasdaq reported. “[N]early 1.19 million” filed jobless claims, but that marks “the lowest level since the pandemic began.” CNBC reported that this was the NASDAQ’s “seventh straight gain.”
Apparently the polls are bad for Democrats and the word has gone out to throw Antifa under the bus. Sorry, too late, we’ve seen what you did here.
Via NY Times:
SEATTLE — Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with “a block party atmosphere.”
But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked protesters smashing windows and looting.
Young white men wielding guns would harangue customers as well as Mr. Khan, a gay man of Middle Eastern descent who moved here from Texas so he could more comfortably be out. To get into his coffee shop, he sometimes had to seek the permission of self-appointed armed guards to cross a border they had erected.
“They barricaded us all in here,” Mr. Khan said. “And they were sitting in lawn chairs with guns.”
That’s three squad members with ethical issues.
Via Free Beacon:
The House Ethics Committee ordered Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) to return $10,800 she paid herself from her campaign, a violation first discovered by the Washington Free Beacon in March 2019.
The committee ruled on Friday that Tlaib violated federal election laws in 2018 when she received $17,500 from her campaign after the election. While Federal Election Committee rules allow candidates to receive a salary from their campaign up to Election Day, candidates are prohibited from receiving contributions after being elected.
Though the payments violated the law, the report said the payments were not made out of “ill intent,” but rather “in bad timing.”
Between the riots and the recovery, Trump’s chances are looking better and better because people don’t want Democrats.
Via Daily Wire:
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy took another step toward recovery, as the total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.
“In July, notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, government, retail trade, professional and business services, other services, and ]health care,” the Labor Department reported.
Employment in leisure and hospitality increased by 592,000; government employment rose by 301,000; retail trade added 258,000 jobs; professional and business services increased by 170,000; other services industry added 149,000 jobs, and health care added 126,000 jobs. Manufacturing employment increased by 26,000; employment in transportation and warehousing rose by 38,000.
So, who had “Cuomo goes against the party line” on their bingo card for 2020?
Via NY Times:
Schools across New York can reopen for in-person instruction this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday, solidifying New York’s status as one of the few states in America that has a virus transmission rate low enough to forge ahead with reopening plans.
Just a few months after New York became a global epicenter of the pandemic, the governor opened the door for millions of students across the state to return to classrooms, even as most public school students in the country will start the school year remotely.
But Mr. Cuomo’s announcement does not guarantee that school buildings in the state’s roughly 700 local districts will actually reopen in the coming weeks. It is now up to local politicians and superintendents to decide whether to reopen, and how to do so. Their in-person reopening plans must also be approved by the state’s education and health departments in the coming weeks.
Under the governor’s announcement, schools can decide to open as long as they are in a region where the average rate of positive coronavirus tests is below 5 percent, a threshold recommended by the World Health Organization to begin general reopening that has recently been adopted by some school districts.
You mean like they were trying to do for weeks before this at the federal courthouse?
Via Fox News:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Thursday evening condemned the actions of rioters who attempted to set fire to a police precinct and blocked the exits while officers were inside.
“When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder,” Wheeler said in a news conference with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.
“Don’t think for a moment that you are if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are,” he said. “You are creating the B-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during this campaign. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.”