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The Buffalo mass murdered had a toothache (Twitter thread)

Was one of this idiot moron racist's motivations free dental care provided in prison?

Yeah, it seems like it was.

Read on....


The thread is unspooled here:

I want to tell a quick story.

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.
You may have heard this by now, but the Buffalo shooter spent the six months before the shooting messaging himself on Discord.

He did it the same way you would email yourself a reminder. It was every stray thought he had for a half-year, archived as a sort of handbook.
In that Discord archive that’s over 500 pages, the Buffalo shooter wrote about where he wanted to attack, his true motivations, even how badly he needed a haircut.

Minutes before the shooting, he sent it all to people he’d talked to on Discord, plus a livestream of the shooting.

The Discord archive are more illustrative than the manifesto itself, because it’s what he actually believed, and not a knockoff term paper that plagiarized past mass shooters.

And, in it, one thing kept coming up:

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache he couldn't fix.
The Buffalo shooter apparently tried to get his bad tooth treated. He went to the dentist, and whatever the dentist tried didn’t fix it.

He didn’t, or couldn’t, go anywhere else. He alluded to insurance problems.

But instead of blaming insurance or himself, he blamed the Jews.
The Buffalo shooter blamed the dentist, who he said was Jewish, but also Jews in general, who he was convinced were the cause of all of his suffering.

He openly admitted he started feeling this way at the start of the pandemic, because of 4chan.
At the start of the pandemic, the Buffalo shooter said he moved over from 4chan’s gun board to the white nationalist /pol/ board out of “extreme boredom.”

He was inundated with the ideas that Jews were trying "replace" whites on 4chan and social media, and he openly admits it.
Some other shooters read white nationalist literature, the dumb books like The Turner Diaries, which are posted as PDFs on 4chan.

But not the Buffalo shooter. He was a creature of the internet.

The middle of his manifesto is just copy-pasted antisemitic 4chan memes.
This is why the Buffalo shooter said he attacked the supermarket: He was, he said, “only shitposting in real life," serving a community of white nationalists he met online.

He was killing Black people because that community thought Jews were “replacing” white people with them.
Toward the end of his Discord archive, the Buffalo shooter was getting anxious. Initially he wanted to do the attack in March, but he kept pushing it back.

He wanted to do it soon, though, because he thought he would finally get help for his tooth from the healthcare in prison.
A new thing recently is to say that “disinformation” doesn’t it exist, that it's a "liberal" idea, or that it’s masking real problems.

But disinformation is an accelerant. It provides facile, wrong, violent solutions to real problems that need solutions in our society.

Disinformation exists, and it exists mostly to shift the blame of infrastructural decay and resource limitations from the powerful to the powerless.

You can call it "information warfare" or "information operations" if you want, but it is real.

People are dead because of it.
The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.

He blamed Jews because his online community told him they were the root of all evil.

He shot up a supermarket for revenge, but also because he wanted healthcare in prison.

Disinformation is real. So are the problems that make it seductive.

If trump were president during the baby formula shortage

He would be sending baby formula to states that voted for him and saying the governors of blue states would need to fight over formula on the world market.

And then his son in law would be buying up world supplies and selling them on eBay at jacked up prices.

NYT: "Republican voters nostalgia for trump intensifies."


The nostalgia was powerful, and came with a twist.

In the latest Times Opinion focus group, 10 Republican voters in swing states wished for an America before 8 percent inflation, before high gas prices, before the Ukraine war. Wished for a leader they saw as strong, commanding, feared. Wished for a party that, in the words of one, “put America first again.”

They wished, in other words, for a return of President Donald Trump.

But here’s the twist: When asked if they felt it was extremely important to vote for someone this year who embraces Mr. Trump’s agenda, eight of the 10 Republicans raised their hands. A few seconds later, when asked if it was extremely important to vote for someone who has the same style and personality as Mr. Trump, no one raised a hand.

Throughout the 90-minute discussion with these Republicans, from Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania — three states with big primaries for Senate and governor this month — Mr. Trump’s record looked only better to them in hindsight, especially without the distraction of his “mean tweets” or personal manner. One Georgia Republican who didn’t vote for Mr. Trump in 2020 even said he’d consider supporting the former president if he ran again in 2024. “I don’t like what I’m seeing, as far as the direction that the country is headed,” this Republican said.

More at the link.

So they want a “strong man” LIKE trump but not one unhinged and tweeting all day. IOW they want a fascist dictator.

God I loathe these creeps.

NYT: Musk's purchase of Twitter is "on hold"

Elon Musk says his takeover of Twitter is ‘on hold.’

Elon Musk said his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter was “temporarily on hold” until he could get more details to confirm that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5 percent of the social network’s total users.

Mr. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, made the announcement in a pre-dawn tweet on Friday. He linked to a Reuters article published on May 2 about a regulatory filing by Twitter that included an estimate of the number of spam and fake accounts.

Shares in Twitter fell about 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday.

More at the link


Since Koch industries is staying in Russia, here's a list of their brands to avoid.

I mean, if you feel like it.


Rolling Stone: Manchin's Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew

The senator from West Virginia is bought and paid for by Big Coal. With his help the dying industry is pulling one final heist — and the entire planet may pay the price

One of the hardest things to grasp about the climate crisis is the connectedness of all things. One recent drizzly afternoon, I drove from Charleston, West Virginia, to the John Amos coal-fired power plant on the banks of the Kanawha River, near the town of Nitro. In the rain, the plant looked like one of the dark satanic mills that poet William Blake wrote about, with three enormous cooling towers that steamed like giant witches’ cauldrons. Across the river from the plant, mobile homes cluttered the bank of the Kanawha, streaked black with pollution that rained down on them 24/7.

I had visited the plant 20 years ago, on my first reporting trip to West Virginia. Back then, the plant seemed like an indomitable monument to the power of Big Coal. The facility, owned by Ohio-based utility giant American Electric Power, is capable of generating 3,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2 million homes. It is also one of the biggest carbon polluters on the planet, emitting 13 million tons of CO2 each year, which is equal to the annual emissions of about 3 million cars.

When I look at John Amos today, I see fire and rising seas, disease and hunger. I see a rusting industrial contraption that takes CO2 captured by trees 300 million years ago and rereleases it into the sky, bringing the heat of the past to our future. Coal plants are one of the primary reasons why shopping malls were burning in Colorado this winter and reservoirs in the West are dry. They are why Antarctica is cracking up, threatening the future of virtually every low-lying city in the world, from Boston to Bangkok. They are why infectious-disease patterns are changing in Nepal and crops are failing in Kenya and roads are washing out in Appalachia.

At this point in human evolution, burning coal for power is one of the stupidest things humans do. Coal plants are engines of destruction, not progress. Thanks to the rapid evolution of clean energy, there are many better, cheaper, cleaner ways to power our lives. The only reason anyone still burns coal today is because of the enormous political power and inertia that the industry has acquired since the 19th century. In America, that power and inertia is embodied in the cruel and cartoonish character of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who, paradoxically, may have more control over the trajectory of the climate crisis than any other person on the planet right now. Kidus Girma, a 26-year-old Sunrise Movement activist who helped organize protests against Manchin this past fall, calls him “the final villain.”

More at the link.

The article is very long and in depth. And will make your stomach turn.


At an end, your rule is. And not short enough, it was!


POLL: do you have an electric vehicle or hybrid?

Just curious how many DUers have EVs or hybrids. Or maybe no car at all.

I was just wondering as a general gauge on how these higher gas prices may affect this community in general.

For my 10,000 post I have something to say.

Fuck donald trump. Fuck Mitch McConnell. Fuck Lindsey Graham. Fuck Ted Cruz. Fuck Marjorie Taylor Greene. Fuck Ron Desantis. Fuck Greg Abbott. Fuck Kevin McCarthy. Fuck Lauren Boebert. Fuck Michael Flynn. Fuck Bill Barr. Fuck that 200 pound oozing pus bag Steve Bannon. Fuck that Nazi mannequin Stephen Miller. A special fuck off to my moron governor Kevin Stitt.

Fuck Ivanka, Jared, and the gruesome twosome elder trump sons, and fuck that mail order bride Melania Trump. Fuck all of them equally.

Fuck the proud boys. Fuck the oath keepers. Fuck the seditionists. Fuck the trumpists. Fuck Q. Fuck the Qanon followers. Fuck the mouth breathing lot of them. They can just fuck right off.

Fuck evangelical preachers. Fuck the Christian Right. Fuck Pat Robertson. Fuck pro lifers. Fuck antivaxxers. Fuck covid deniers.

Fuck trumpists in general and trumpism in particular.

Fuck Fox News. Fuck Sean Hannity. Fuck Rupert Murdoch. Fuck Tucker Carlson. Fuck Jeanine Pirro. Fuck Laura Ingraham.

Though dead, fuck these fuckers too. Fuck Rush Limbaugh. Fuck Ronald Reagan. Fuck Richard Nixon, too. Fuck Sheldon Adelson. Fuck David Koch. Just for the fuck of it, fuck Adolf Hitler.

Fuck all the has beens and hangers on as well. Fuck Sarah Palin. Fuck Newt Gingrich. Fuck Paul Ryan. Fuck John Boehner. Fuck Jeff Sessions. Fuck Bill O’Reilly. Fuck Kayleigh McEnany. Fuck Kellyanne Conway. Fuck that frothy mix of stupid and evil, Rick Santorum.

Fuck the NRA. Fuck gun nuts. Fuck ammo sexuals. Fuck dark money. Fuck secret PACs. Fuck the swift boaters. Fuck Citizens United. Fuck Charles Koch. Fuck all the billionaires who buy the Congressional lickspittles with their pocket change.

Fuck racists. Fuck sexists. Fuck white supremacists. Fuck the KKK. Fuck homophobes. Fuck small minded people. Fuck religious extremists. Fuck that Colorado baker while we’re at it.

Fuck big pharma. Fuck Purdue Pharma. Fuck the Sackler family in particular.

Fuck Putin. Fuck Netanyahu. Fuck Boris Johnson. Fuck Marie LePen. Fuck Xi Jinping. Fuck Assad. Fuck Mohammed bin Salman. Fuck Duterte. Fuck Bolsonaro. Fuck Narendra Modi. Fuck repressive regimes all over the globe. May they all fuck off.

Did I mention fuck trump? I did? Well, fuck him again anyway.

If there is any evil right wing fucker I forgot to tell to fuck off, then fuck them too.

Have a nice fucking day.

James released a very anti trump song after the insurrection

James has something to say to the right wing lunatics.

All the Colours of You.
Released March 2, 2021

Everybody's in their cave
Facing what we can't escape
Every time we're through
Your shit sticks to my shoe
Tell me how you're staying sane
Haven't hugged a human since the end of May
Quarantine with you
Our world's a private zoo
We're stuck in this cage
You're rigging the game
I'm folding, my whites have all run blue
We're stuck in this cage
You're rigging the game
I'm folding, your white robe's showing through
Tell me
Who's more woke than who
Who's more broke than who
Disunited States
They want a boogaloo with you
He's the Ku Klux Klan, he's the Ku Klux Klan
K-coup, K-coup, K-coup, K-coup
President's your man, he's the Ku Klux Klan
K-coup, K-coup
We're stuck in this cage
You're rigging the game
I'm folding my whites have all run blue
We're stuck in this cage
You're rigging the game
I'm folding your white robe's showing through
No escape
Why'd you leave
Why'd you stay
God bless America
Hip hip hooray
The red, the white, black and blue
Love all the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
All the colors, all the colors of you
He's the Ku Klux Klan, he's the Ku Klux Klan
K-coup, K-coup, K-coup, K-coup
President's your man, he's the Ku Klux Klan
K-coup, K-coup, K-coup, K-coup

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