The 49ers push in all the chips. They’d better be right

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch just put a ton of pressure on themselves with a trade to move up in the 2021 draft. Now they have to make the choice — and hope the rookie works out. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The 49ers better be right about this. Friday’s draft deal-making was a real roll the dice moment for the franchise. One way or another we’re going to be talking about this push-in-all-the-chips moment for years to come.

As you know, the Niners have arranged a deal in which they traded three – count them three – first round draft choices (and a third rounder) for the third choice in this year’s draft. It is clearly a move to choose a quarterback. Nobody pays that much to draft a tackle.

Several points should be made:

First, this is a lot to pay for a rookie quarterback. This is a “generational talent” kind of price, what you pay for the sort of unicorn who appears and is so dazzling that you’d offer almost anything to acquire him.

Not sure that is what we have here.

The draft stud is Trevor Lawrence. And you can forget him. He’s going to be the #1 choice in the draft by Jacksonville. But if you could trade three first rounders to get him, the price the 49ers paid would be understandable.

Instead, we are left with the second (Jets) and third picks (49ers) to sort out the four remaining candidates, Zach Wilson (BYU), Justin Fields (Ohio State), Trey Lance (North Dakota State) and Mac Jones (Alabama).

The odd thing is that Wilson is said to have a slight edge on the rest of that group, and the Jets and new coach Robert Saleh, are said to be very interested in him. So if the 49ers wanted Wilson wouldn’t they have worked out something with the Jets? Couldn’t they get the #2 choice? Maybe just a swap of spots with New York? Do they know who Saleh is going to draft? Or are they OK with missing on Wilson and choosing among the others?

Because one thing is certain. This just put a ton of pressure on a rookie quarterback. For the rest of his career, the words “whom the 49ers traded three first round draft picks to choose,” are going to be in his bio.

It’s an interesting group. Wilson is slight but is said to have elite arm talent. He’s shifty and very modern-quarterback-y. Fields is a big guy, over 220 pounds, who has had some ups and downs at The Ohio State, but mostly ups. Lance checks all the boxes, but who did he play at North Dakota State? Mac Jones was successful at Alabama, but who wouldn’t be with that roster?

None of which screams “can’t miss prospect.”

Whoever it is had better be ready for sky-high expectations and a baptism under fire.

Second, if you wanted to undermine Jimmy Garoppolo’s confidence, congratulations. After an off-season filled with constant chatter about his future, and a grudging “Uh, sure, he’s our quarterback,” from Shanahan and Lynch, the team mortgages the farm for a new, young guy.

Having paid this price, they are going to want to prove that they were right. And that means getting the kid into games and having success as soon as possible. And Jimmy? Best wishes.

Again, this better work out. Because you have a Super Bowl quarterback in uniform and you’re throwing him under the blocking sled.

Third, this sets the course for the franchise in the future. It is always possible that they can regain those first round choices, but for now #1 is gone for three years in a row. First rounders are the coin of the realm. In the modern game, drafting usefully in the early rounds is the way to stock a roster. That’s where you get helpful, dependable starters who don’t take a big bite out of the payroll for at least a few years.

Still, you can’t say the Shanahan/Lynch brain trust is timid. They went all-in on this, aware of the pressure it will put on the person they draft, on Garoppolo and the current roster. And finally, this will attempt to answer the charge that these 49ers are just a one-shot flash-in-the-Super-Bowl team. They want to say this is a consistent, winning franchise.

This is a move they hope will make that happen.

They better be right.



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  1. Hi C.W.,
    Welcome back, are you back for good? How often do you plan on posting? I hope the 9ers draft Lance and keep J.G. around for 1 season. It would give Lance a chance to acclimate to the NFL and give JG a chance to meet the performance level he played at during 2019, which would increase his trade value. The 49ers could use Lance like N.O. used Taysom Hill. It would make the 9ers that much more difficult to prepare for.

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  2. I am on a school district chrome book which blocks Razor’s site. Hopefully someone else will post on his site that CW is back. Razor could continue to post articles here in the responses.

  3. There must be more here to see , besides Lawrence and Wilson who do they see as a franchise QB?
    This is a huge leap…

    1. Hacksaw,
      I believe that franchise QB is Lance. He can run like L. Jackson and pass like Mahomes. He played under center. 40% of his passes were play action and it is a special skill to pass after you have turned your back to the line of scrimmage. He went to the line with 3 plays called and then audibled to the right play. He also called all of the blocking adjustments for the O line (most teams have the center make these calls) He is a special player. imho

  4. Brilliant move by the 49ers whomever they choose, really, but it really reads to me that they know they are going to get “their guy”. They apparently tried drafting at 4 and 5 at least, so that seems to me that they expected “their guy” would fall that far, and thus 3 could be slight to major over-reach for “their guy”.
    But hey we somehow will soon have three top quarterbacks, Jimmy being drafted the lowest. Nevertheless this is a contract year for Jimmy and I think he is going to explode. While Rosen, beaten and batter with little help, is desperate for one more chance to show who he really is as a QB. Remember that he is highly touted for his accuracy, which Shanahan always covets.
    They are getting their QB of the future with absolutely minimal pressure to produce right away, perhaps change of pace and showcasing.

    Looks like a very competitive camp for QB which should be fun to watch

  5. “Do they know who Saleh is going to draft? ”

    I was wondering the same thing, I bet they do know.

    1. UC,
      I think everyone knows the Jets will draft Wilson. The 9ers choice comes down to Fields, Lance or Jones and I am all in for Lance.

      1. OC
        I don’t pay enough attention to college to be able to comment on talent, but I will say that was a bold move. My question is what is JG going to do? His days are numbered. Does he stay for that year or demand a trade/release and move on with his career?

        1. Garoppolo won’t demand his release because he won’t make anywhere near what he is getting from the 49ers anywhere else unless somebody trades for him. If the Pats want him bad enough maybe they’ll come up with an offer the team can’t refuse but I think the 9ers will keep him rather than forcing the rookie to start from day one.

  6. Like I said in the above post, I think the 9ers will keep JG around for the season. Giving him a chance to improve his stock, then the 9ers will allow he and his agent to find their own trade. This year I believe they will use Lance or Fields like the Saints use Taysom Hill. It will give D coordinators fits in trying to game plan for the 9ers.

    1. Hey Coach, I couldn’t agree more. That’s my ideal scenario, unless the Jets pass on Wilson, then I’m not certain exactly who I’d draft. But it wouldn’t be Mac Jones, that much I know.

      1. Then again, my opinion is subject to change once I finish my work on Lance. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked because a strong argument can be made that Trey Lance has the highest ceiling in this class, and he may also be the most NFL ready due to the offense he ran at SD, and the things he was asked to do. The kid is well beyond his years, and he’s only 20 years old.

        1. But yes, it should be Fields or Lance (or Wilson) sitting behind Jimmy in 2021, with their own special packages of plays. Of the 3, I would trust Lance the most if they are forced into action or tasked with starting their rookie season.

          Anyone else, in other words Mac Jones, would be a mistake, IMO.

  7. For me the choice would be easy:

    Justin Fields: Definitely not he doesn’t look his WR much off and stares to much, reading defenses will not be easy for him,look his pretty bad game against Northwestern.

    Mac Jones: They say he is the most pro ready, why did we tried to take Dalton or Flacco than? Because of bridge QB’s so that’s why i cant see us drafting Jones cuz his floor is high but his upside isnt that huge and in my opinion his upside is a slighter Derek Carr.

    Trey Lance: This would be the logical choice for me he has a solid floor but huge upside.
    High football IQ cuz as a first year starter calling protections with pre snap reads is pretty good on pro style sets.
    Strong arm.
    Great leader on and off the field.
    Serious POISE.
    Excellent at off script.
    IMHO to good to pass on.

    1. but who did he play at North Dakota State – Carson had the same background and we all saw what happened to him when he faced adversity…

      1. Carson is talented, but squirly, and reckless. Lance is in calm, plays with extreme poise, and is adept at protecting the football, which Kyle covets.

  8. Actually, the cost is two first round draft picks and a third. This year’s picks were swapped………..fortune favours the bold

    1. The person history credits for that saying, Pliny the Elder, died of asphyxiation from the Mt Vesuvius eruption the next morning.

  9. A bold move which will either be brilliant or set the Niners back a decade.

    1. Zac Wilson is overrated. I hope he winds up on the Jets. They will quickly discover that Darnold is significantly better. Jimmy is better also.
    2. Jury is out on Lance. He is a raw talent but I wish there was a larger volume of work.
    3. Fields is interesting. He plays big in big games.
    4. If we draft Mac Jones I will switch over and become a Raiders fan. Mac Jones might be “nfl ready ” but guess what – Jimmy is more NFL ready.
    5. Jimmy is a top 5 qb when provided with tools – like a healthy O line and WRs who can run routes and catch the ball. Jeez, is that too much to ask. Reminder that his receivers in the first half of 19 were Pettis and Goodwin. The more wise course of action would have been to stay at 12 and draft a S or CB. Then draft a Slot receiver. Sorry but TT needs to go. Or perhaps move Deebo to Slot and draft Waddle or JaMar Chase at 12.

    1. Two first rounders and a third…is not gonna set us back a decade. Lol…haha

      They may be gambling on choosing a different Qb…
      But they are just not gonna gamble on Jimmy staying healthy another season anymore..or have to hold his hand anymore..
      You hold a rookies hand…not a veteran..

      2017 -gave us a small sample size…i was excited..but….
      Hindsight..shoulda franchise tagged him..

      2018 -injured three games in…(Flaws started to show) especially in that Detroit game..

      2019-Preseason and training camp
      Reports of him throwing multiple picks in practice…It was downplayed…

      Then u see the boneheaded passes in the reg season and playoffs…
      Thats why Shanahan shut him down against Minnesota when he threw a pic..and ran more against Green Bay…
      Jimmy was getting figured out..and starting to flame out..
      That 2019 run was led by a strong defense and strong running game..

      2020-Jimmy got hurt again…and he still hasn’t figured it out .as far as upping his Qb IQ..pocket awareness..accuracy

      Shanahan realized this season…he can’t depend on Jimmy….His doubts started to show earlier..but…it is..what it is..

      They could very well keep Jimmy another groom the next prospect…or they can implement the Rookie right now…

      As I said before…You hold a rookie’s hand…not a veteran..

      Kyle is looking for a smart,playmaker that can make things happen..when the play doesn’t go as planned…

      an improviser..with an accurate..stronger arm…some athleticism..that can make all the throws…

      We were a playoff team with or without Jimmy last year…
      Thats why u do this….

      Jimmy is not gonna decide the fate of the 49ers anymore….
      Some people need to realize that.

    2. 1) Dont think so
      2) How many games had Cam Newton in college? 14,difference is Lance had pro style concepts.
      3) I have my reserves about him cuz of his tendency to stare his Wr’s down, and his 2 really bad games in college Northwestern/Indiana.
      4) I wouldnt like this either that means our HC/GM still are stubborn to evolve.
      5) Availability big issue,also they didn’t trust him if you see on our playoff run and loss against the Chiefs in the SB,and he never will be Tom Brady.

      1. How do you know that Fields “stares his receivers down”? Have you seen him do it? If so, how many times?

        1. Anybody finding ways to nipick Fields brilliant NFL career is doing just that …. nitpicking. As if college QB’s are finished products. You project how his game will translate to the next level. I am absolutely confident in both Fields and Lance.

  10. Drafting a QB and trading JG before the 2022 draft will open up a huge amount of cap space. The cap should go up 30 mill if fans are allowed back this year along with a new TV contract. The 49ers will be able to extend Bosa, Warner, Samuels and Aiyuk as well as sign at least 2 A+ level FA’s. If you think this off season has been crazy just wait until next year.

    1. The 49ers have set themselves up with an opportunity to go on a LONG, extended Super Bowl run if they play their cards right in the upcoming draft. If they hit a home run on their QB, they are in a rare position to compete for a title this year (if Jimmy G can somehow manage to stay healthy – KNOCK ON WOOD, even though up to this point it’s clear he has a problem). They can make a run this year, and then follow this season up with what could potentially be one of the most exciting seasons in decades, with a real chance to be the first NFL team to claim their 2nd NFL DYNASTY in the history of their franchise, and once again claim team of the decade honors!

      Do not blow this ShanaLynch, please, I beg of you … do not blow this!

    1. oneniner,
      I am all in on Wilson if he is available (I don’t think he will be) and Lance if Wilson is gone. I’m not that far off of rating Lance ahead of Wilson, who knows I could change my mind by the draft.

      1. you know what sucks- has much as I think Kshan can be stubborn with personnel – he did

        – Robert Griffin III Rookie of the year
        – Matt Ryan a MVP
        – JimmyG NFC Champ

    2. Plus one, Oneniner!

      If ShanaLynch draft Mac Jones, I am probably going to shed a tear. And if Jones proves to be who I think he is, I can honestly say it very well could take years off of my life. That may sound overly dramatic, but that’s how strong I feel for my Niners. I bleed Red and Gold! I’ve been a Forty Niner Faithful since the early 80’s, and I still dream of the glory days. I even have 2 Joe Montana signed footballs, one is cased and center stage among other Niners memorabilia. I’ve been privileged enough to watch some of the best NFL quarterbacking the world had ever seen for nearly 2 straight decades!

      If Kyle is seriously thinking Mac Jones ahead of Zach Wilson, Justin Fields and Trey Lance, he needs to have an intervention. I recognize the magnitude of this pick. If Kyle takes Jones, and Jones turns out to be an average NFL QB along the same lines as the Kirk Cousins of the world, Kyle’s legacy will be ruined.

      – This is the pick destiny has brought upon him.

      – This is the pick that will forever define who Kyle Shanahan is and was, as a football man!

      – This is the pick Niner fans will point to for generations!

      – This is the pick that could very well set in motion the next 49ERS DYNASTY, and team of the decade!

  11. Just looking at the plays between lines – forget everything else – J.Fields is the one with the whao factor

    he played better competition and faced adversity – and he is a leader – I didn’t agree with him speaking out on playing during covid – but he spoke out

    JF is gritty…..

  12. Shanahan previously met Fields years ago while working with the QB Collective.

    “Just going back to the QB Collective, I remember coach Shanahan being a great coach, a great quarterback coach in terms of emphasizing keeping that base in the pocket,” Fields said after his pro day.

    “He’s a great offensive-minded coach and arguably one of the best coaches in the league. It’s just an honor and a blessing to be in that position to be looked at by them, so I’m just grateful.”

  13. I like QB’s that play in a pro Style system like Lance. The Ohio St. program doesn’t seem prepare QB’s to play in the NFL. What has impressed me the most about Lance is his experience in play action passes. 40% of his completions were after play action fakes. He also took 3 play calls to the line of scrimmage where he audibled to one play, he also made all of the O line blocking adjustments at the line.

  14. oneniner,
    Have you been to Razor’s site? I can’t access his site. I was wondering if anyone has gone to his site to let everyone there know the PD site is back up.

      1. Rib,
        Thanks, I hope the group that moved there come back. They can still write opinion posts just post them in the replies.

        1. Coach,
          I will make some visits here during the regular season because I enjoy reading the comments from the old crew on here.
          If the PD can keep this site fresh throughout the season it will be nice.

          On the QB topic, I like Lance’ and Fields’ great athleticism. But the oldest non athletic player in football has won 7 SB’s by staying in the pocket.
          I see Jones more along that line of QB.

          Is he Tom Brady? Absolutely not. But I believe that he is very commanding of the pocket and given time can hit his target with with high consistency.

  15. To paraphrase what my guy (SEC Champion, Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion) – NFL Safety RYAN CLARK told ESPN today, 3/31 :

    “JUSTIN FIELDS is the 2nd best QB prospect, a very close second to Trevor Lawrence, and most physically gifted QB in this draft, passing wise and everything. What he needs to do is avoid the Jets, and do everything he can to be drafted by the 49ers and Kyle Shanahan because if he does, he’ll be an All Pro, he’ll win the Super Bowl, and he’ll go to the Hall of Fame!”

    He mention everyone needing to watch all of Fields tape over the last couple years, including the semifinal against Clemson (I believe 20 games).

    I mentioned earlier that I’ve watched the Northwestern game a few times at least, and I feel like Justin actually played well, but his receivers let him down, and the Northwestern DB made a one handed “INT of the year” on an end zone pass that should have been a completion of his receivers plays the ball a little stronger. BUT THAT SEMI FINAL games VS Clemson was one of the greatest college QB performances I have ever seen, and perhaps the gutsiest as well!

    Again, I continue to lean Fields, but Lance and Wilson are also right there, and I’ve been high on Wilson since he kept balling week in and week out. And then there is Trey Lance. Perhaps one of the most intriguing prospect I’ve seen, in part because I think he’s advanced in terms of X’s and O’s, he’s poised way beyond his years, he’s strong enough to bully a lot of defenders, I love his throwing motion,l and arm talent, and he runs like a speeding freight train.

  16. This is an excellent article, and I couldn’t agree more. I believe that they know exactly who they want and how it’s going to go 1-2-3. I don’t see our current brain trust as people who wouldn’t put their livelihoods out on a limb like this unless they were sure of what was happening. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were already writing up game plans. Here’s what I think. 1. Lawrence. 2. Wilson. 3. Fields. I’m happy with that.

  17. Lynch and Shanahan seem reluctant to hurt Garoppolo’s feelings, so they indicate they plan to hang onto him and start him next season. Other teams are sane, they don’t want his $50million contract along with his fragile body. The 49ers have the opportunity to cut him for just a few million dollars. Why keep him around while mortgaging the franchise’s immediate future by drafting his replacement? If I’m the owner, looking at the $80 million or so I’ve already spent on Garoppolo, and seeing my front office risking more of my millions, I’d fire both of them. Let’s say they start Garoppolo and he goes down again with a career-threatening injury. I’m on the hook for another $50 million or so, with only a superbowl appearance for my $137 million. Shanahan and Lynch could be laughingstocks, answers to a football trivia question for the next several hundred years. Cut the man and use the $25 million to buy through free agency or the draft a couple of linemen to protect the quarterback you plan on drafting.

  18. Fescue,
    I think they will use any cap room to extend Warner, Bosa and Samuels. They will keep JG around so they don’t have to rush their new QB and they hope he will play like he did in 2019 improving his trade value before the 2022 draft. The chances that he will experience a career ending injury are incredibly small.

    1. Old Coach,
      I look at Garoppolo’s play last year, not 2019. He lasted six games last year, and was 3-3. The new quarterback ought to be able to go 3-3, or else why give up all that draft capital? JG is way too expensive to keep around as a back-up. In my opinion, he’s only a super-bowl quarterback when he surrounded by the 2019 players–one of the top defenses in the NFL , excellent offensive linemen, and top running backs and receivers. A lot of them are gone and their replacements are what gave Jimmy G a 3-3 start to last season. It’s pretty clear–the road to success in the NFL is to go in the tank, get high draft picks, and be happy for at least one year. Those high draft picks are cheap, giving you the cap space you need to keep some of your vets. The only possible justification for using the weak-armed turnover machine Mullens almost all last year was that losses didn’t hurt because they moved the 49ers up in the draft.

  19. Longtime draft analyst Matt Miller is convinced that the San Francisco 49ers traded up to the No. 3 overall pick for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, and he doesn’t sound too happy about it. He grew up as a Niners fan, and the idea that his favorite NFL team might select Jones over a prospect like Justin Fields of Ohio State disturbs him on two fronts—as a fan and an analyst.

    “As a lifelong Niners fan, that’s such a punch to the stomach,” Miller said on the Dan Patrick Show. “I’m trying to trust (general manager) John Lynch and (head coach) Kyle Shanahan, but I remember when they said they didn’t need a quarterback and they passed on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson only to pick up C.J. Beathard in the third round.

    “I’m still a little gun-shy about trusting this front office. This just feels like something they would do. They would overthink it again, just like trading back to get Solomon Thomas or drafting Reuben Foster in the first round. It feels like this front office is a little too cute sometimes.”

  20. The NFL has been around for more than a century, and like any business that has existed that long in America, it has been touched by racism. Whether it was flat-out bans on Black players in the 1930s or Warren Moon having to rip the CFL a new one for five straight years to prove he was smart enough to be a quarterback, no one can deny the NFL’s history of racism. While things are better now than they have ever been, that doesn’t mean the effects of that ugly history are not felt today. In fact, we may be seeing them right before our eyes this year.

    In today’s Niners Nation Gold Standard Podcast, Levin Black wondered aloud why people suddenly began questioning Justin Fields’ leadership, character, and work ethic. Meanwhile, Mac Jones, who has some documented missteps in his own history, has not received the same level of scrutiny while vaulting up mock drafts. In Levin’s mind, the answer was pretty clear.

    Jones has that extra weight, and the DUI, and yet has skyrocketed up boards. This is despite being unexceptional. He’s not a good athlete, he doesn’t have a cannon, he is accurate but Fields has been more accurate in college. He’s not bad at anything but not so great at anything to justify ignoring negatives.

    “Part of Mac Jones’ rise as a prospect is due to racism. Racism is more nuanced than simple, ‘I don’t like that guy because of the color of his skin so I’m going to downgrade one guy and upgrade another guy.’ It’s more nuanced than that. The NFL has a racist past and some of the most blatant racism came at the quarterback position. That has created a system or history that is biased towards a certain style of quarterback that is predominantly White. And so I think that there is this idea where people are more critical of the athletic quarterback. They look at the athletic quarterback and say, ‘yeah he can run but can he actually play quarterback?’ There’s an underlying thing that sometimes you’re not even conscious of, because it’s built upon racism. The pundits out there aren’t being racist themselves, but they are being affected by racism and that is affecting their opinion. I think that is going on with Mac Jones.”

  21. Nice to see Mr. Brooks agreeing with me.

    Larry Krueger
    Bucky Brooks says Mac Jones is not as good as Jared Goff or Jimmy Garoppolo.

    1. One, talk to 5 different Niner fans and you’ll hear uncomplimentary things about 5 different QB prospects. Whoever is picked is going be unpopular with a large swath of the fan base.

        1. Waited weeks for this site to come back so you could sh*t on it, eh? Drop dead @sshole, whoever you are calling yourself these days.

  22. Wonder if the 49ers could draft Pitts, then trade back into the first round for Trask at qb. (We’d have a “Kyle Trifecta”) Pitts may very well be an instant superstar (try to defend him, Kittle, Samuel and Auiuk all at one time! Sheesh!)

  23. Trask is slower than a stop sign. Unless you have pro bowl level talent at all 5 O line position he will end up being sacked 60 times a year and his career will last no more than 3 seasons. imho

  24. So Deshaun Watson’s career is in jeopardy for doing the same thing Billionaire Pats owner Robert Kraft did who received some mild comedic ridicule. Got it. Meanwhile a certain orange fat-@ass has confessed to sexual assault and 20+ woman have corroborated including 2 rape charges.

    Yippie ki yay

  25. Does any one know whether Aldon Smith is still unsigned. If he is they should sign him, it will allow us to focus on CB in the draft.

    1. Coach, none of the sporting sites show him as signed. Niners should definitely take a flyer on him , IMO

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    1. He was drafted by the Niners in the 7th round and played for 6 teams in 6 years. Yesterday he shot 5 people and then himself.

    2. Yeah, I recall Adams. I had high hopes he’d be, if not a shutdown, then a functioning member of the backfield for years. What a tragedy ???

  27. The failed state of TX will require the National Anthem to be played at all sporting events. Next year they will work on proving running water and electricity on a consistent basis. LOL.

      1. it is a failed state – More than 4.5 million homes and businesses were left without power, some for several days. Although Republican officials including governor Greg Abbott initially blamed the outages on frozen wind turbines and solar panels, inadequately winterized natural gas equipment was the primary cause.

        Just because people are moving there does not mean it’s not a failed state –

      2. CA is the 5 largest economy in the world. Its GDP is akin to Germany or France. TX on the other hand is a high priced escort masquerading as a state. Their economy is propped up by Federal gas and energy subsidies. Thank god for Sugar Daddy (Feds). I don’t doubt that some people are leaving CA for TX. They are poaching some guys off our practice squad. Who cares. Think about this, CA is home to the companies who impact our daily lives : Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and newer companies Adobe, Zoom, Linkedin …

        Meanwhile TX can’t keep the water running and electricity on. Not very inspirational.

        1. These two idiots make the three stooges look normal. Yup at least these Texans have homes to go back too, unlike the FIRE ravage state of California which can’t keep the buildings upright during an earthquake not to mention bridges collapsing, fires, no electricity. I could keep going but even you two idiots get the idea.

          1. California will match your Texas in the natural disaster count any day.

            The Facts on Hurricane Harvey’s Damage
            Over 300,000 structures and 500,000 cars were flooded.8 One year later, 8% of displaced people still couldn’t return to their homes.9

            There were 61 drinking water facilities that were inoperable and 203 boil-water notices in effect. Another 40 wastewater treatment facilities were inoperable. Almost 150 gallons of sewage overflowed. There 266 hazardous materials spills. Around 13 million cubic yards of debris had to be removed.10

            Who’s the idiot, Tex?

            1. I’m from California, now twelve years retired in Chiang Mai, in the mountains of northwestern Thailand.

              But I have worked throughout Texas, Houston, Austin, Arlington, Midland/Odessa. Always great eats in Texas and I generally liked it there. Once went to a Spurs game in San Antonio when Tarkanian was the coach, so you know it was some years ago.

              If I had to move back to the USA for any reason, it certainly wouldn’t be to California. Texas in a New York minute (whatever that means). To start with, no freaking state income tax.

              1. The crazy high California housing costs is what’s driving some out of state. For those that flunked econ101 cost reflects demand. It’s statewide gentrification, those who don’t have the training or skills to produce the income to compete are getting pushed out.

              2. You get what you pay for.

                More accurately, those taker states end up getting what others states have to pay for.

              3. a New York minute (whatever that means).

                It means the amount of time from when the traffic light turns green to when the guy behind you starts honking to get your @ss moving! Seriously. (Take it from someone living in NYC over 35 years)

              4. “taker states”

                Great point. Not enough is said about which states are contributors to the Federal Budget and which are dependent. Interestingly many of the latter often rail against DC. Talk about literally biting the hand which feeds you.

          2. And Caitlyn Jenner about to run against Gavin Newsom in
            a California gubernatorial recall runoff election. Here’s
            to bad government, bad roads, runaway housing and
            utility costs. skyrocketing gas prices, homelessness, droughts,
            water rationing, firestorms and summer days that turn into nights.
            Here’s to California, truly a state today like no other.

    1. TX will require the National Anthem to be played at all sporting events.

      No doubt cheered by the hypocritical “keep politics out of sports” crowd, many of whom used to inhabit this board. The “inspired” site has a ban of any mention of politics. Yo bros…. missed the move by MLB, did you? Just the latest evidence that sports is politics. It’s like you can talk football, but just don’t talk coaching.

      1. By the way Ribico, my father had been a cab driver in New York. And yes, driving me to school in San Francisco , if the car in front of us didn’t start IMMEDIATELY when the light turned green, me pa started swearing and honking!

        1. Ha! I know I’m pretty annoying on my trips back to the Bay Area. (Yes, some people think I’m annoying here. To them I say get your @ss moving!)

  28. What if Mac Jones turns out to be BETTER than Tom Brady? … What if I invent a time machine and become a good buddy of Babe Ruth’s?
    In any case … My predict twenty or so days before the draft … 49ers probably pick Fields …

  29. I browsed one of the newer 49er blogs and they are who we thought they were. 4-5 guys constantly congratulating each other about their “hot takes” which every other 49er fan also has thought about. Come- on- man. Needless to say I was left uninspired.

      1. Point being, their “hot takes” aren’t all that “hot”. But, it is somewhat admirable that instead of complaining they created something. Anyway I have much bigger fish to fry.

        1. They won’t let you or anyone else post political rants, I suspect that is why you won’t join them. Posters like you destroyed this site and the PD abandoned it.

          1. PD’s abandonment, a succession of half-hearted moderators after GC, weeks, then months between new postings, and it’s politics that killed the site. Riiiii-ght. You guys are hilarious.

  30. Have all the “old timers” abandoned this blog? (like Seb, Hacksaw, etc).

    Hope the blog returns to its recent glory days.

    1. Mike, Seb’s real life identity had been compromised. sadly, he reported threats had been issued against his family. Ain’t the internet grand? Houston49er, after Trumps election loss, left some screed about the sorry state of America in general and football specifically and flounced away. When this site hadn’t any news postings in over a month other regulars decamped to a independent blog started up by former regular razoreator the link can be found in an earlier thread here.

  31. This narrative will change a dozen more times before the draft. Fields and Lance have each scheduled a 2nd pro day this week. I think when the dust settles the pick will be Fields with an outside possibility of Lance. I have said it before – Jimmy is better than MJ. There is no way they trade up to 3 for him.

    49ers on NBCS @NBCS49ers
    Adam Schefter tells @MaioccoNBCS he believes the 49ers prefer Mac Jones for now, but are keeping an “open mind” with the No. 3 pick

  32. MLB, NCAA and Major Corporations are stepping to fight the Quonon Party of America formerly known as repooplicants.

    1. Read that earlier – impressed with the CEO’s

      The REPUBS are such Hypocrites!!! Telling Corporate CEO’s to stay out of Politics yet You have no issues taking their Money!

      Our democracy biggest enemy = “citizens united case”

      They boycotted NFL – America did not care
      They boycotted NBA – America did not care
      They boycott MLB – America could care less

      Their views and opinions do not shape America anymore – they are the MINORITY

      1. “Telling Corporate CEO’s to stay out of Politics yet You have no issues taking their Money! ” “they are the MINORITY ”

        Shut up and dribble write us checks. It’s interesting that their party has dwindled down to overt racists and corporations and they are now throwing the later under the bus. LOL.

  33. The draft stud is Trevor Lawrence. And you can forget him. He’s going to be the #1 choice in the draft by Jacksonville. But if you could trade three first rounders to get him, the price the 49ers paid would be understandable.

  34. Hello TX. NFL players face harsh consequences for domestic abuse -rightfully so . So should this Azzhole.

    Dallas Morning News: Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst arrested on domestic-violence charge in Dallas The 75-year-old was booked into the Dallas County jail on a misdemeanor count, officials said. Dewhurst was Texas’ lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2015. He ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost the race for the Republican nomination to Ted Cruz .”

        1. lol – some people don’t care – it’s freaking depressing – People are out in nite-strip-clubs as if all is good

  35. I just can’t help but think its a huge mistake trading (3 1st rd + a 3rd) for a 1st rd rookie QB) – In this NFL business player availability, accountability and uncertainty –

    If you are going to work everyday thinking the last big decision you made might get you fired – You probably would get fired.

    They pretty much boxed themselves into a box – for them to target #3 that means they know who will be available – that means that #3 can never not be a Star –

    Why would you bet your career on risky non guaranteed prospect – I worry because history says the likelihood of the pick becoming gold is waaaay low

    1. that means that #3 can never not be a Star

      And history says those are long odds. Lets hope the brain-trust is better at picking QBs at 3 than they were in the 3rd round.

  36. There’s upside and downside risk. The downside risk of staying pat at 12 is that they never make it back to the Super Bowl. These are smart people and if they are correct in their evaluations it could mean multiple Super Bowls. Your ability to judge and handle risk can determine your place in life.

    1. If ShanaLynch select Mac Jones at #3, after everything the gave up in order to do it, I would consider that a fireable offense.

      I will have lost all confidence in their collective brain trust, and I know how lousy that feels as a Niner fan. That’s not something I can support at this stage of my life.

      1. Are you serious? Do you believe that you are more knowledgeable than Shanahan? They should be fired if they don’t make the pick you want?

  37. All this whining about “vaccination passports”, looks like sports venues are requiring just that. Here, for anyone wanting to take in a Mets game at Citi-Field stadium:

    • As a reminder: In order to enter Citi Field, ticketed guests will be responsible for obtaining and displaying proof of one of the following:
    o Full vaccination, meaning both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of the game
    o A negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the game

    I imagine football stadiums will be following suit in the fall. At least those located in the more intelligent regions.

    1. Last December I travelled overseas – and had to show proof of negative test before entering another country.

      As usual those who are whining are clueless on what going on around the world

    2. Good. My wife and I were supposed to get vaccinated this week but the JNJ situation has put a temporary pause on that. How is vaccination proof any different than prohibiting smoking in public places. Public health supersedes the paranoid rantings and selfish indulgences of the minority.

    3. Well, living in Thailand the past twelve years (in Chiang Mai, in the mountains of the northwest), I don’t really care about entering U.S. sports stadiums. But I’d like to freely come and go around the world as I love to travel (right now I can’t even go far from my city, still pleasant here though).

  38. It is J. Fields

    The 49ers are in constant contact with Fields’ QB coach, John Beck, who also happens to be Trey Lance’s QB coach. Beck played for Shanahan when the 49ers coach was Washington’s offensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011, and now has helped train Shanahan’s possible quarterback of the future. When recently talking with NBC Sports’ Peter King, Beck highlighted Fields’ coachability and his desire to adapt.

  39. It’s an interesting group. Wilson is slight but is said to have elite arm talent. He’s shifty and very modern-quarterback-y. Fields is a big guy, over 220 pounds, who has had some ups and downs at The Ohio State, but mostly ups.

  40. Favre alleges countless people are not watching the NFL because of social issues. Me thinks he is full of it.

    Sage Rosenfels
    I have had exactly 0 people say to me they are no longer watching the NFL because of the players’ stance against social injustices. Zero.

    USA TODAY Sports
    Brett Favre: “I can’t tell you how many people, have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore, it’s not about the game anymore,’ and I tend to agree.”

    1. Favre thinks Black athletes peacefully protesting is too political and is ruining sports but his vocal support of Trump is totally fine. LOL

      USA Today: Favre made his comments Sunday on “The Andrew Klavan Show” on The Daily Wire. He added that he believes most fans want sports to remain about sports, not politics.

      “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind,” Favre said. “I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way,

      “I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore; it’s not about the game anymore.’ And I tend to agree.”

      The 20-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl 31 winner was open about voting for former president Donald Trump in the 2020 election. When asked why it was controversial for him to support Trump but not for athletes to kneel for the national anthem, Favre said the controversy was very lopsided and kneeling for the anthem has “created more turmoil than good.”

    2. ‘I don’t watch anymore, it’s not about the game anymore’

      Translation: Packer fans are sick of watching you get bounced out of the playoffs year after year after year.

    3. It’s conceivable that some people did express those sentiments to Favre. Let’s remember that he is a good ole boy from Mississippi who still lives there. On a side note, he is the most overrated HOF qb. He played on a Packers team with a subpar D and played against NFC North teams with even worse Ds. In other words, he was involved in a lot of shootouts. He had some good games but also threw a lot of picks .

  41. 1. Lance’s turn. He is a great raw talent. I wish there was a larger volume of work from which to draw conclusions. They ran a pro style offense in ND but did he play against future pro level defenses ?
    2. Seahawks have 6 former Niners on their roster. Super Weird. I really dont like them.
    3. Our 2nd round pick should be CB or S. There are talented WRs in our conference. We have struggled with them the last few years.
    4. Let’s not forget about Jalen Hurd. Potential Niners Comeback Player of the Year.
    5. There is some good workout video of Bosa circulating. Recovery appears ahead of schedule.

  42. Alex Smith = the inspiration behind Oneniner.

    Proud to be a fan of a true class act.

    We told you he would bounce back if he had a good team around him – and he literally did by having multiple winning seasons and winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year and owning or being part of multiple NFL records.

    49ers CEO Jed York paid tribute to Smith, issuing a statement:

    “On behalf of my entire family, the San Francisco 49ers organization would like to congratulate Alex Smith on a remarkable and inspirational NFL playing career. For eight years, Alex represented our franchise with class both on and off the field, and his contributions to the 49ers organization will be remembered forever. Throughout his time in the Red and Gold, Alex showed how perseverance, commitment and hard work were core principles to him as a person and it was truly special to see his impact in the locker room and in the community. Alex continued to show those values over the course his NFL journey, which is why it was no surprise to see him named the 2020 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. To Alex, his wife Elizabeth, and their three children, Hudson, Hayes and Sloane, we wish you all the best. You will always be part of the 49ers family.”

  43. No one likes bad cops . This is especially true for good cops. Let’s make this the era we take out the trash.

  44. What would we have done for the last 3 weeks and the next 8 days if the 49ers traded up to 3 on draft day instead. LOL.

    1. Just think of the collective thousands of hours saved in not writing about this, the collective tens or hundreds of thousands of hours saved in not reading or debating about this the last month! What good could have been done with all those reclaimed hours? Bottom line, the team’s going to pick whoever they are going to pick, the rest is just noise.

  45. C Level rockstar and A level rightwing D-bag Ted Nugent denies covid. Subsequently he contracts and becomes very ill from Covid. Darwin’s principles are alive and well. LOL.

      1. Au contraire mon frere. This is the idiot:

        Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus – months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.”

        “I thought I was dying,” Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday. “I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days,” adding, “So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

        In a video shot at his Michigan ranch, the “Cat Scratch Fever” singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn’t be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that “nobody knows what’s in it.”

        Nugent, a supporter of ex-President Trump, previously called the pandemic a scam and has railed against public health restrictions. He has repeated a narrative pushed by conservative media and disputed by health experts that suggests the official death count from the coronavirus is inflated.

  46. I am going to guess the 49ers have more players on 1 year deals than any other team. –

    DL Zach Kerr
    QB Nate Sudfeld
    RB Wayne Gallman Jr.
    DL Maurice Hurst
    DL Arden Key
    Daniel Brunskill
    CB Jason Verrett
    WR Mohamed Sanu
    LB Nathan Gerry
    CB K’Waun Williams
    DL Jordan Willis
    DL D.J. Jones
    S Jaquiski Tartt
    S Tavon Wilson
    CB Dontae Johnson
    WR Trent Sherfield

  47. Depressing to hear Chris Mortensen say his sources say Jones is the pick. While he won’t identify the sources, I doubt they are imaginary . Mike Silver agrees with him. Oh, well … I am already jealous of the team’s who get Lance and Fields.

    1. There are at least 4 pretty reputable national NFL reporters who think the pick is MJ. Then there is Rich Eisen (below) who hears whispers that it is Lance. I really dont know what to believe. I do know that it will be a colossal mistake to trade 3 1s for Mac Jones who has as many NCAA starts at Lance.

  48. It would be amazing if the pressdemocrat could give just 100$ a month to any one of you to post some blog entries on this site. Anyone or anything would be better than this. It doesn’t make much sense to me to actively kill it by having nevus write one less than stimulating article every 3 months. Maybe they don’t want to overly invest in the site but it would maintain or increase the old traffic with grant without much effort and money. I’m sure there would even be some people that would do it for free.

    1. I’d consider doing it if the PD paid my annual Costco membership. That, and a rotisserie chicken every month.

      1. Exactly! Lol. I’d write one article a month for a chicken as well! Heck i’d give them a chicken a month.

        If I had site that got 300-500 responses for each blog post. I would not let that go to waste no matter if I was a single human or a company.

        Im actually surprised a lot of you guys are still here for this silliness. But I’m also happy you are. This was always the best poster dialogue and insight site for me.

        It’s genuinely too bad and i wish there was a solution.

        I guess if 5 or 6 of us committed to an article a month we could start our own. But it’s not the same for some reason.

  49. Looking ahead to the post-draft signing of undrafted free agents (UDFA). Once in a while a nugget is found.

  50. Would be interesting if the 9ers traded back a few times–recovering lost picks and gaining some additional high to mid round selections this year and next (acquiring more draft capital than they had before the leap to the 3rd selection). Taking advantage of Thursday’s draft frenzy/panic.

    1. The most prolific posters are gone for good and are now to be found on the “Inspired49ers” blog. That blog is moderated, as the worst posters here have found out.

      1. Actually several of the “inspired” group frequent this site and a few of them allow their personalities 2-5 post here under pseudonyms ie jollywobble. Their personalities 6-9 are involved with the AZ recount in desperate hopes that their fat orange hero and savior can be restored. Finally their personalities 10-13 are constructing an even more powerful Jewish Space Laser which will have the capability of destroying entire planets. LOL.

        1. Lol. I take it they will be stormin 4949 deBartolo way when shanalynch pick their QB pick. I don’t mind if it Mac Jones. But I do mind the 2 first round draft picks they gave up.

        2. I’ve stopped by the ‘Inspired’ blog. I do respect their effort–not an easy thing to do, keeping a blog afloat. There’s the usual indignant anger (rage at times) directed at 9er leadership–not much new with that I suppose. And of course, there’s the annual anointing of can’t miss draft talent.

          Must admit I’ve read some of Grant’s commentary the last several weeks–not all of it, just some. Same old Grant. Some interesting points fused with over-the-top hyperbole.

          Can’t wait for Thursday.

        3. their personalities post here under pseudonyms…

          That may well be true, KarateMan. I give you credit for sniffing that out. But, in some cases, such as mine, the Inspired49ers site presents a technical problem, viz., you cannot post there without a Google-approved browser. (The lovely “Recaptcha” will tell you to “update your browser.”)

          Did you attempt a post over there and find a roadblock?

          1. Thanks Wobbles/Crazy person. Nah, I checked them out for 37 seconds and realized it was a sanctuary for older people who constantly need affirmation – “great post …..” LOL. BTW, Obamacare covers psych evaluations in case you want to get help. Good luck.

    1. If the press Democrat gets this site going again once the football season starts, I think most of those bloggers and many others will be back. The “inspired”site has only about 6 posters and they just say the same thing every day. They mostly think they are smarter than Lynch/Shanahan.

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  52. wtf – after watching the press conference yesterday – I am more nervous

    It feels like Lynch is saying blame Kshan – and Kshan is saying blame JimmyG

    KS: “Yeah. I mean, I’ll say when we made this decision, we knew that there were five guys that we thought, we felt that we’d be okay with taking. We knew that there was three at the time exactly. That’s why we thought three was a good spot to go to. After going through this whole process, I feel good about five guys at three.

    this is what happens when you are lying – he said feels good about 5 guys at three – wtf

    they are going to mess us up – I have no confidence in this b.s

    He can’t guarantee we will be alive on monday – wtf

    1. It’s getting crazy. I can’t recall any other draft where the disinformation/wtf tornado (across the league, not just the Bay Area) has been this screwy, and I’ve been following drafts–as a casual fan–since the late 60s.

      Wonder if another team–wanting to get into the top four positions panics and offers the 9ers a trade down a few positions–nice picks plus a player, maybe.

      Will be must watch TV.

      1. now that would be madness – we trading our 1st in ’22 and ’23 to move to 3rd in ’21 and then trading back again in ’21 to recoup 1st in “22 or “23

        I do like the 49ers in the news everyday- the Brand definitely is winning

  53. I think this is what happened

    2 months to the ’21 draft

    (York, Lynch, Kshan) in the room

    York – Guys what the plan at QB
    JL – we have to go hard and bold – lets just go pick our future QB in this draft
    KS – I agree – I really like this kid Mac Jones – he is smart – like me
    JL – hmm – what about JF who is tough or the kid Lance with elite throwing skills
    KS – My guy I am telling you Mac Jones is my guy
    York – ok guys – lets think this through – I see more value $$ in JF or Lance compared to Mac
    JF – ok – let me make the trade to 3rd – we know Jags are picking Law and Saleh already told us they are picking the Zach, lets cut everybody else out now – if we wait till draft day the bidding price might go way up.
    York – Good idea TV shows talk about 49ers all month – we become the main story before the draft.

    1 week to the draft

    Kshan – I think I am having doubts on who we should pick – I can’t guarantee anything
    JL – Yes that was my plan all along – get you to put your crazy Mac Jones idea out in public so it could be dissected and discouraged – I say we pick the kid who looks similar to KC QB = Lance or if not lets pick the QB JF who plays like a SS.

  54. Someone is making a desperate last minute phone call to Four Seasons Total Landscaping and Law Practice. Deep Doo-Doo.

  55. So the latest is that they floated our pick 1.3 3rd other draft picks for Aaron Rodgers. Shanahan is all over the place. He has no real plan. He is probably a little hesitant. Reminder that he traded up for CJ Beathard and Pettis. The problem is that if he drafts Jones it will be a slow methodical disaster. It will be Andy Daltonesque. In other words, he will have good games on occasion but the cumulative body of work will be inadequate but wont be realized for 3-4 years.

    1. Lots of smoke screening going on–some likely thought-out intentional, and some just funky random. We’ll know what goes down in a few more hours.

      I wouldn’t expect Lynch or Shanahan to be perfectly honest and 100% transparent in the run-up to the draft.

      Gonna be fun.

  56. 1 – 5 Hallelujah!!!!!. Welcome aboard TL

    6. I cant believe how nervous this whole drama made me.
    7. Jed York is an idiot. See his twitter the last hour.
    8. Let’s get a CB or S who can shut down Deandre Hopkins and Metcalf.
    9. The party is not over. They may trade up into the late first if they see someone. They did so with Aiyuk and Ruben Foster.
    10. Let’s see how far Mac drops.

  57. Not sure who Tyler or Mark are but Rodgers to Denver is interesting with WR Jeudy and Sutton. Obviously he cant stay in GB after the last 48 hours.

    Tyler Polumbus @Tyler_Polumbus
    According to @markschlereth
    Aaron Rodgers to Denver is as close to a done deal as it could possibly be!

    1. There goes that one. Perhaps the GB asking price is too unreasonable – both the ninersand broncos expressed interest but could work something out.

  58. Corners, NCB, Safeties (keeping in mind Special Teams) – are the major needs to upgrade the bench and plan for future

  59. Big Mac Dad Bod Jones was wanted by the commenters about as much as Ribico is around here. ;p
    FWIW I just wanted to drop in, say ‘hello’ and remind everyone my musings can be found in the comment section over at
    Just look for the handle that shares a last name with the inventor of the internet. (hint: Al Gore)

        1. Rib, I know it’s probably prime Slime.
          He has nothing else to do but hunt down Seb.
          Now ho about that new QB?
          Upside = great potential, smart NO interceptions!, tall
          Down = runs more than he should, few games, weaker opponents

          1. And young! 10 years younger than JG, 20 years younger than Brady’s career. He has a lot to learn and prove but could be the franchise for a long long time.

  60. I don’t want to beat a dead horse but I will anyway. We dodged a huge bullet by not drafting Mac . He played with 4 of the best WR in the NCAA the last 2 years. In fact all four were drafted in the top 15. They were superior pass catchers and route runners. Mac was lauded for his accuracy but when his receivers are getting separation if not breaking away it makes it easy. He now goes to the Pats with terrible receivers. I think we all know how this movie ends. The other thing to consider is the Tide has not produced top level NFL QBs. To be fair, the jury is still out on Tua.

    1. “We dodged a huge bullet by not drafting Mac .” I find this comment curious. It implies a superior knowledge to 2 of the top coaches in the league, Shanahan and Belichick. I can understand that some fans get all excited about about a running QB, but to dump on a guy who has great pocket skills ignores the reality of the NFL.

      1. Reality of the NFL = Below is the NFL top 20 QB’s according to

        The only non-mobile QB in the top 10 is Brady who we all agree is an outlier

        Notice the QB’s who are more of a pocket passer are 14 and below….and OLD

        1. Aaron Rodgers
        2. Tom Brady – Outlier
        3. Patrick Mahomes
        4. Deshaun Watson
        5. Josh Allen
        6. Russell Wilson
        7. Lamar Jackson
        8. Ryan Tannehill
        9. Justin Herbert
        10. Kyler Murray
        11. Baker Mayfield
        12. Derek Carr
        13. Matthew Stafford
        14. Matt Ryan
        15. Kirk Cousins
        16. Dak Prescott
        17. Philip Rivers
        18. Joe Burrow
        19. Drew Brees
        20. Ben Roethlisberger

      2. Hmmm, where do I begin.

        1. Belichikc is a great Defensive Coach and a pretty good overall HC. Most would agree that he is not exactly the greatest offensive mind. He did draft a bunch of QBs and let’s let the list speak for itself : Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassell, Jimmy G, Ryan Mallet, Zac Robinson, Kevin OcConnell, Jacoby Brissett, Jarrett Stidham. Brady in round six of his first draft was a lucky fluke. BB is not exactly the best assessor of QB talent.
        2. Trey is not a running QB. Check out John Chapman’s twitter for good film on this topic. He has the athletic ability to scramble which will be an asset for the Niners. The opposing MLB or FS will have to keep an eye on Lance. Therefore either Deebo, Kittle or Juice will be wide open.
        3. Let’s check back on this very topic at the end of the year and see how Mac performs. I am pretty sure I will be proven correct.

        1. You didn’t respond to my comment. Lance is the better prospect for sure, but you said we dodged a bullet by not drafting Jones despite 2 top coaches believing him to be starter. I wonder how you came to that conclusion.

          1. “Top coach” Kyle Shanahan did not draft him and “top coach” BB is not good as assessing QB talent.

            1. Belichikc is a great Defensive Coach and a pretty good overall HC. Most would agree that he is not exactly the greatest offensive mind. He did draft a bunch of QBs and let’s let the list speak for itself : Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassell, Jimmy G, Ryan Mallet, Zac Robinson, Kevin OcConnell, Jacoby Brissett, Jarrett Stidham. Brady in round six of his first draft was a lucky fluke. BB is not exactly the best assessor of QB talent.

        2. Trey is not a running QB

          Though he scrambled for 1100 yards in his one full collegiate season.

          1. Are you using statistics and data to impugn my comment ? I guess what I meant is that Lance is comfortable in the pocket. He can go through progressions and find 2nd and 3rd receivers. He is also an elite athlete who can run if necessary.

            1. Oh I know. Shannie wants a QB who can deliver from the pocket, keep alive and still deliver when the pocket starts resembling quicksand. Trey looks like that guy, much more so than Mac. And none of us want the second coming of Colin Kaepernick, the QB.

              1. Wonder if Mac Jones will sign on with a beer distribitor today and live stream a tasting event–shirtless of course.

  61. The 49ers just moved back five spots in Round 2 and picked up an extra fourth-round pick.

    They traded the No. 43 pick and a seventh-rounder to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for the No. 48 pick and a fourth-rounder — No. 121.

    This move gives the 49ers two fourth-round picks, in addition to three fifth-round picks. That’s lots of late rounders for a veteran team that expects to contend for a Super Bowl next season

  62. One takeaway from the Trey Lance selection is that media pundits and “Insiders In The Know” , just don’t. Adam S bet the house it was Mac Jones. Others said they had “Intel” that it was secretly Fields. Even those who speculated it would be Lance didn’t really know, they just lurched uncontrollably upon a speculation that turned out to be true.
    Better lucky than good, I suppose.
    My takeaway? Be like a detective: remember everything said, and don’t necessarily believe anything. Hyperbole and bloviating.

    1. Yup. Dan Patrick was quite certain that Jones was tagged for the selection–Dan had a ‘source’ who was convinced Jones would be the pick.

    2. I’m not going to post the link because I don’t want to give credence to such insanity, but now some national pundit is throwing out the theory that 49ers could trade Trey Lance for Aaron Rodgers. After this last month-plus of non-stop everybody getting everything wrong, we should consider a boycott of these writers who have nothing better to do than peddle the sporting equivalent of fake news.

    1. Like a beloved Sermon offered, “you can take that to the Bank(s). I think it’s in the Book of Eli–Moor(e) or less…

  63. My takeaway from the draft is pretty much what Kshan said – He his trying to add a new dimension to the offense -we have players who fit the outside zone strategy AND now we can place ABanks next to McG or TWilliams and run “smash-mouth football”

    which is often run out of the I-formation or wishbone formation, with tight ends and receivers used as blockers. Though the offense is run-oriented, pass opportunities can develop as defenses play close to the line. Play-action can be very effective for a run-oriented team.

    The K Shan central tenets: collect fast, athletic players and find space for them to operate; then run the ball to assert dominance, control the clock and keep defenses honest, opening more space. KShan loves to run the outside zone.

    He also knows specifically what he wants at each position. Take offensive linemen, for instance—KShan prefers lighter ones who are more athletic, because he asks them to move laterally more than most coaches. When he arrived in Atlanta in 2015 as the offensive coordinator, he cut every lineman who didn’t fit that prototype, all but two.

    QB Trey Lance – Right now is better than both Mullens and Beathard combined
    Guard Aaron Banks – Perfect fit for Smash-mouth run strategy – A true power G you need to run the power scheme
    RB Trey Sermon – Long Term investment – fits both Power and Zone run strategy
    CB Ambry Thomas – Specials Teams + Back up CB
    OL Jaylon Moore – Perfect fit for Outsize zone run strategy
    CB Deommodore Lenoir – Special teams + Back up NCB
    S Talanoa Hufanga – Special Teams + A true SS
    RB Elijah Mitchell – Speedy RB

    Looks like an easy A on this draft. – All of them should be on the bench next year – which should give them time develop.

  64. The NFL draft has become the 3rd most viewed sporting event. Wow. I’m a fan of the Roger Goodell. All things considered he manages the league , players and owners pretty well. He grows the league and he has a calm demeanor. The other thing I like is that the NFL always has a product or event on the horizon even in the offseason. There is the combine in late Feb. March and April are free agency and the draft. Then comes OTA and Mini Camp. In August we have HOF ceremony, preseason and Hard Knocks. There is plenty of entertainment year round.

  65. Oh yeah, it also irks me that FL has 3 NFL teams. The only team which has had any success in the last quarter century is Tampa and it was under highly unusual circumstances. Plus their Governor is corrupt and their Covid positive rate is 9x that of CA. We should recall that guy.

    1. What, oh what, are you talking about? According to Healthline, California has had about 8,900 cases per 100,000 people while Florida has had about 8,700 per 100,000. Florida also was far more open than restrictive California. And Florida Governor DeSantis is corrupt??? What’s the source???

      1. Hey Rob, Sorry for the delayed response. Stepped out with the family for some burgers before Biden confiscates all the beef. Thanks for you rudimentary analysis but upon further review you are way wrong. Corrupt Desantis has been hiding Covid data since the outset. But based on their known death rate , which is 20% higher than CA, we can extrapolate that their number of cases data is also deeply underreported. Other aspects of corruption include the mafia like “presidential protection fund” to help the Godfather of corruption troompy. Then there is the pay for play scheme in which wealth donors from around the world got first access to the Covid Vaccine. Finally the raid on Covid scientist which Rib noted below. The dude is dirty. No wonder troompy and his crime family have set up shop there. LOL

    2. Bruce
      Please don’t incite these mask holes and vaccine deniers as they’re entitled to their fact-devoid opinions. Natural Selection will cull their herd soon enough.

  66. So the latest absurdity is the LAPD Union is asking the NBA to investigate Lebron James because he is an outspoken critic of police brutality . Most recently King James tweeted about the Columbus police shooting of a 16 year-old. Police unions are a farce. Until we tackle the unions and protective leagues there will never be reform.

    1. The root of all this EVIL is the money the bosses in Police Unions are making. They are the ENEMY OF PROGRESS.

      Break up the unions and you will see Police Officers behave better – it is a freaking MINDSET – these racist or ignorant cops will take the job of protecting ALL lives seriously when they don’t have a KKK godfather in the back room providing them a safety net for their fck ups.

      1. Qualified immunity needs to go. No other profession has immunity from malpractice or misbehavior : Pilot , physician, truck driver , NFL player .

  67. G Banks
    6’5”, 330 pounds, Banks is huge with a 33 1/8” arms = Football is won by Big Men.

    RB Sermon
    averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 10.1 yards per reception throughout his four-year career = wtf 6.5 yrds per carry in 4 yrs from the Ohio state – 49ers stole this One.

    CB Thomas
    named the Wolverines’ Skill Position Player of the Year – the ability to line up outside and in the slot effectively, returned kickoffs and even played some offense for Michigan = this guy is a Baller

    G Jmoore
    a former tight end, former defensive line – moved to offensive line where he started every game in 2018 = the definition of Versatile Big Man

    CB Lenoir
    his most productive season coming as a sophomore when he finished with a career best three interceptions and 12 pass break ups = wtf how do you come up with 12 break ups in a season? – this guy will either be a Pest or a Thief

    S Hufanga
    In just six games in 2020 – 62 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 pass breakup and 2 forced fumbles = wtf is going on – that is an avg of 10 tackles a game – this guy will be Special

    RB Eli
    with a 4.38 second 40-yard time – In four seasons averaged 6.2 yards per rush attempt, 12.2 yards per reception, and scored 46 touchdowns = OMG – this is madness – that is an avg of 10 touchdowns per season – the speed – the 6.2 avg – my first thought was hmm…..Sonic is a Niner.

    1. It’s safe to say the Niners will be doing a lot of running this year. Can they eclipse the Ravens team rushing record of 3,290.

  68. Hello everybody! Is this blog dead? Just wanted to say hello and say two important words…TREY LANCE!!!!!!!

    1. Hey Crab15 – How have you been? I just checked in after a long time. This blog is pretty much dead. But, no worries. We got our future QB.

  69. Apparently there are now two jobs in this world that pay you for lying on your back.

    One is the oldest profession in the world and the other is Right Tackle for the 49ers. ??‍♂️

  70. Right-wing media personalities and their families have received their vaccines yet they are encouraging the idiots and morons who listen to them to not get vaccinated. Sounds about right.

  71. Overrated and over the hill NFL person Terry Bradshaw is criticizing Aaron Rodgers. Ummm What ???

  72. This whole lizzy cheeney thing is amusing and sad. The party of Lincoln has devolved into the party of Jefferson Davis.

  73. This whole catlyn jenner thing is amusing and sad. How much do you have to hate yourself to associate with a political club who mocks and ridicules you … who both front stabs your and backstabs you … who thinks you are a freak and abomination …..

  74. Following up my previous insightful post, CA is far superior to FL and TX . BTW, NY and MI are struggling because the snowbirds from FL are returning and bringing with them Covid.

    San Jose Mercury News **
    California’s rate of 33 cases per 100,000 people Wednesday morning was less than a third of the U.S. average of 116 cases. By comparison, Texas had more than double California’s rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while Illinois and New York were four times higher, Florida five times and Michigan 10 times.

    1. Oh yes, I failed to mention the good Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer, who took a nice private jet ride to Florida during the height of the pandemic over spring break while recommending her citizens to stay home because cases have risen in Michigan. And now she refuses to say who paid for this private jet travel. She was also caught lying about how long she was in Florida. Official flight tracking data shows her round trip was longer than initially disclosed. At this point, she refuses to disclose anything at all about her trip.

      Snowbirds, indeed.

  75. Joe Biden, in 2019:

    “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know,they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

    Joe Biden, May 6, 2021:

    “The Chinese are eating our lunch. They’re eating our lunch, economically. They’re investing hundreds of billions of dollars in research and development.
    That’s why, right now, if it keeps their way, they’re going to own the electric car market in the world. They’re going to own a whole range — we got to compete.”

    Come on man, indeed.

    1. Thanks for your inspired and idiotic comment. There was a stigma for seeking treatment for mental health disorders but it is diminishing. Get help dude. As far as your comment goes Quote 2 is right on. I am an investor and happen to know that China has taken great strides in EV research and development . Car -NIO and Scooter- NIU are already on the market. Helicopter E Hang is set to launch in late 2021. They also excel at next generation batteries. The US needs to step its game up to keep up. I am pleased that Obama Biden had the foresight to invest 500 million is a small start up called Tesla a decade ago. Unfortunately the last 4 years the focus was on coal – bizarre.
      Quote 1 was also correct . Context matters. China is a corrupt nation. That is why Ivunky trooompy set up shop there. Donaldo is in massive debt to the state bank of china to the tune of nearly 100 Million. They own a large section of troompy tower as does the russian mob. Corruption begets corruption and attracts corruption. LOL.

      1. Hunter Biden’s close relationship with Chinese-American secretary revealed

        EXCLUSIVE: ‘Your doggy chain necklace is waiting for you.’ Flirty messages from Hunter Biden’s Chinese-American secretary, 29, who worked for him when he partnered with the ‘spy chief of China’ are revealed

        Hunter’s emails reveal his close relationship with the Chinese-American secretary who worked for him when he went into business with the man he called the ‘spy chief of .’

        The mysterious young assistant wrote the president’s son flirty messages, sent him opposition research for Joe’s run and encouraged him to draw funds from the company’s accounts when the joint venture collapsed and even ended up with Hunter’s military dog tags.

        In 2017 Hunter went into business with Patrick Ho, secretary general of Chinese oil giant CEFC.

        Hunter described Ho in a call recording on his abandoned laptop as the ‘spy chief of China’, and the Chinese businessman was later surveilled by US law enforcement as a foreign intelligence threat before he was convicted of bribery in 2018.

        After launching his multi-million-dollar joint venture with CEFC, Hunter was assigned a 29-year-old Chinese-American assistant, JiaQi Bao, who quickly struck up a close and intriguing relationship with her Biden boss.

        At first, emails show the New York-based Bao diligently scheduled flights, hotels and even doctor’s appointments for the president’s son.

        But mysteriously, the young assistant also sent him opposition research to help Joe Biden’s 2020 election bid, urged him to take cash from the joint venture’s accounts as the business collapsed and wrote flirty and personal messages and even ended up with Hunter’s military dog tags in her New York apartment – the same tags he can be seen wearing in home-made porn videos he recorded on his laptop.

        A Senate probe highlighted links between Hunter’s Chinese backers and the country’s spy machine, and reported that his dealings with the Chinese ‘raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns’.

        The joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution
        The joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution
        But it is still unclear whether Bao was aware of Hunter’s partner’s alleged links to the intelligence services at the time – as the New York-based clerical worker has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

        Hunter and Joe Biden’s brother Jim partnered with CEFC in 2017, in a deal that was meant to generate billions of dollars and create a string of oil and gas projects in the Middle East and Europe.

        But the joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution.

        Ho was suspected of working with the Chinese intelligence services, and had been monitored by federal law enforcement under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, court documents revealed.

        The Senate homeland security and finance committees issued a joint report in September 2020 scrutinizing Hunter’s business deal with CEFC, noting the company’s deep ties to the Chinese government and concluding that the millions of dollars transferred from the firm to Hunter and his uncle ‘raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns.’

        In November, then finance committee chair Senator Chuck Grassley wrote to the Department of Justice, demanding an investigation into Hunter’s business dealings with his corrupt foreign billionaire backers.

        The president’s son admitted in December last year that he is currently the subject of an FBI investigation, reportedly for tax crimes, though it has been reported that investigators are also scrutinizing his foreign dealings.

        Hunter himself seems to have believed his business partner’s ties to Chinese intelligence agencies – telling a friend in an audio recording on his laptop that Ho was the ‘spy chief of China’.


        1. Yikes indeed Rudy. Your Biden obsession is not not going to keep you from sharing a cell with the orange Florida man.

          1. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., led a group of her House Democratic colleagues in a letter to federal immigration officials demanding an overhaul of immigration policies and objecting to gang members in the country illegally being targeted for deportation.

            Ocasio-Cortez and 34 of her Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Tae Johnson, calling on them to change immigration policies that rely on the US’s “discriminatory legal system.”

            The lawmakers claim an interim enforcement memo issued by ICE “does not adequately protect the liberty interests of asylum seekers” and presumes an illegal migrant — including those convicted of aggravated felonies —to be a “border security and enforcement and removal priority.”

            Lunacy to the nth degree.

  76. I know this is an old article and probably no one will even read this…… but during Harbaugh’s time as coach wasn’t there a special teams ace we brought in from the Ravens who also used to get injury prone? I remember there being an article that he started doing different types of yoga during the offseason and through out the season which he found helped him greatly reduce injury? Was curious if Garropollo has considered doing the same in order to help keep himself healthy? By the way have no clue why this comes to me now or why I cant remember our special teams ace from back then, lol.

    1. Dc9er, all could help no doubt.

      Then there’s this. George Kittle’s sister is an acclaimed yoga maven and instructor, working with George as well

      That didn’t keep George from time on the IR last season. I guess the moral is, if you take the hit that’s going to injure you, you are going to get injured.

  77. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was roundly criticized after sharing a photo of her beside San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey while wishing Giants legend Willie Mays a happy 90th birthday.

    “Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure. /#SayHey90,” a tweet from Pelosi’s official Twitter account read, along with a photo of McCovey.“

    Oh my… I guess they all look the same, right Nancy?!

    1. Yay! I’m sooooo glad you are taking time away from counting those AZ ballots and catfish trolling here instead. Libs like me are soooooooooooo afraid you are going to turn up those bamboo ballots and get your guy back in.

      1. A favorite tactic in debate for our good friend Ribico. If you don’t have a rebuttal, change the subject. LOL

        And on that note, while you crazy libtards are still trying to figure out which bathroom to use, the rest of us are worrying about ensuring China doesn’t overtake the United States in all facets within 10 years.

  78. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to the US-Mexico border on Friday with a group of bipartisan senators. Typically on such a trip, a cabinet secretary and lawmakers would be accompanied by reporters or a member of the White House press pool to feed notes back to newsrooms.
    But on this trip, the Biden administration blocked that from happening.
    It’s part of a larger pattern of restricted media access at the southern US border — despite promises of transparency and the fact that at least 14,000 migrant children are detained in federal custody amid a surge in migrants attempting to enter the country.
    The lack of access was repeatedly pointed out by journalists this week. A number of live-shots from the border have ended with a reporter pointing out that officials denied access to the facilities holding migrant children.
    Read More
    Biden administration says 14,000 migrant children in its custody as it refuses to call border situation a 'crisis'
    Biden administration says 14,000 migrant children in its custody as it refuses to call border situation a ‘crisis’
    In a statement Thursday, Radio Television Digital News Foundation Executive Director Dan Shelley blasted the Biden administration for failing on its promise of transparency. “The President promised things would be different,” Shelley said. “Turns out he was right, but in this case not the way we had hoped. The Trump administration allowed journalists into juvenile migrant detention facilities.”
    Shelley urged Mayorkas to “immediately” allow journalists access to Border Patrol processing facilities and officials.

    “At a time when the southern border of the United States is undergoing a historic surge of migrants, it is more important than ever that journalists be allowed the necessary access to report accurately and independently on the Border Patrol’s response to the increased arrival of migrants and the well being of those housed in Border Patrol facilities,” he said.
    The Trump administration did permit access to the facilities and provided the press with photos. But it was for a very different reason, as NBC’s Jacob Soboroff pointed out.
    “The Trump administration let us in. And they let us in because they wanted to explain to us and show us the cruelty of the separation policy,” Soboroff said in an on-air appearance Thursday. “They wanted everybody to see that. Now it’s the Biden administration’s turn to open the doors so we can fully tell the story of not just where they want to go but why they want to go to that place and show the American public ourselves.”
    Getty Images special correspondent John Moore on Twitter Friday asked US Customs and Border Protection “to stop blocking media access to their border operations.”
    “I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now — zero access is granted to media,” Moore said.
    Biden tells migrants not to come to US: 'Don't leave your town'
    Biden tells migrants not to come to US: ‘Don’t leave your town’
    Democratic Senator Chris Murphy was one of the lawmakers who traveled to the border on Friday. After visiting a processing facility, Murphy tweeted a description of what he saw: “100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.”

    The more things change, the more they stay the same..

    1. hey Q-boy, chill and let Joe take care of you. That is, unless you are in a red state and the Q leaders there pull your unemployment because they think you are too lazy to find and keep employment. Actually, they may be right about you.

      1. Oh my… say it ain’t so, Joe!?!

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday defended himself against critics who say expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs.

        Biden said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. He is also directing the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work.

        “If you’re receiving unemployment benefits and you’re offered a suitable job, you can’t refuse that job and just keep getting unemployment benefits,” Biden said.

  79. The first flight unit comprised of Space Force Guardians has completed basic training

    With President Biden’s vote of confidence, the Space Force proved it was more than just a Trump-era moonshot. Away from Capitol Hill, the military’s sixth branch is slowly developing into its fully-fledged form by recruiting and training personnel as part of its goal to reach 6,500 active-duty members by the end of fiscal 2021. In the latest sign of its progress, the first flight unit comprised entirely of Space Force Guardians graduated from Air Force basic military training last week.

    The boot camp saw the 35 recruits undergo seven and a half weeks of drills including a tailor-made curriculum. Guardians had to complete an additional 21 hours of specific training with a heavy emphasis on “emotional intelligence.” They also received unclassified military doctrine briefings from senior Space Force leaders.

    The flight, comprised of 31 men and four women, will next take part in technical training including space systems operations, intelligence and cyber and communications at one of three bases: Vandenberg AFB, California; Goodfellow AFB, Texas; or Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

    Having conducted its first mission last Spring, the Space Force’s latest milestone should help to further entrench the fledgling military branch, which is making progress despite persistent skepticism over its raison d’etre.

    Remember, Space Force was just a comical farce under Trumpy, but here we are today with Joe Biden giving it his official seal of approval. Sigh..

  80. Man fatally shot in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ autonomous zone was ‘left to die’ by first responders, report says

    Notice accuses CHOP of creating a a ‘summer of blood’ in Seattle

    Loved ones of a man who was fatally shot in Seattle’s autonomous zone plan to sue the City of Seattle, King County and Washington State arguing that local paramedics left him “to die,” according to a recent report.

    An attorney representing the estate of 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson has filed a notice of claim regarding the alleged delayed response of a Seattle Fire Department ambulance on the night the man was shot, the New York Post exclusively reported Wednesday.

    The claim accuses Mayor Jenny Durkin, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Emergency Medical Services, City Council and the state of negligence, according to the report. It also argues they the defendants “breached the duty of reasonable care” for the victim and caused a “preventable and predictable” death, the report states.

    “The Mayor of Seattle motivated and nurtured CHOP as [she] believed the occupation of the area was creating a ‘summer of love,’” the document reportedly states. “However, as many well know, it became a ‘summer of blood.’”

    Dan Nolte, a spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, said the agency intends “to investigate these brought claims and will defend the City in this matter.”

    Anderson, whose full name is Horace Lorenzo Anderson, was shot June 20 in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, zone and transported by volunteer medics to Harborview Medical Center, where he died, the Seattle Fire Department said at the time.

    King County prosecutors on Aug. 5 charged 18-year-old Marcel Long with first-degree murder in the case, accusing him of fatally shooting Anderson and fleeing the state. A warrant has been issued for Long’s arrest.

    At 2:20 a.m. June 20, several people called 911 to report the shooting, records show. Fifteen minutes later, police officers entered the protest zone and “were confronted by an aggressive and volatile crowd,” according to charging documents filed against Long. Some people in the crowd yelled that the shooting victim had already been taken to the hospital.

    Seattle Fire Department medics had staged nearby, but authorities said the scene was too dangerous for them to enter without police securing the area.

    Seattle ‘CHOP’ zone marks another shooting amid deadly weekendVideo
    Wednesday’s notices of claim, according to the Post, allege that a Seattle Fire Department ambulance was only roughly two blocks away from the shooting when 911 was called, while police were approximately one-half mile from the scene.

    But the fire department allegedly could not respond until approximately 20 minutes after Anderson was struck, at 2:39 a.m., because they had to wait for a police escort, according to the report.

    “For close to twenty whole minutes, Seattle Police and Fire Departments communicated with dispatchers on separate radio channels, communicated the wrong locations, and miscommunicated the procedures for providing medical attention to Lorenzo,” the papers allege. “Meanwhile, 19-year-old Lorenzo lay helpless on the pavement, bleeding to death while 911 calls continued to pour in, with bystanders begging authorities to send help. As Lorenzo’s pulse faded, volunteers performed CPR while other bystanders were on the phone with emergency dispatchers, receiving conflicting information about how to get Lorenzo into the ambulance once it arrived.”

    Medical staff at a local hospital pronounced Anderson dead at 2:43 a.m. local time.

    “The Seattle EMT was less than a minute away from Lorenzo as he bled out, and the Seattle Police were less than 5 minutes away from him as he bled out,” the court papers further state. “Essentially, Lorenzo was left to die.”

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Ahh, the irony of peaceful protesting. Damned if you help them, damned if you don’t. LOL ?

    1. Qboy, as a Republican (and it’s obvious you are) instead of posting your whiny grievances on a site that has single digit eyeballs, you’d be much better off going to Fox News or OAN forums and trying to convince your fellow cultists to wise up, step back from the Big Lie, get out of the cult before you’ve, they’ve, completely destroyed what’s left of the Republican Party. Ya dig?

  81. Known Matchup Dates/Times

    Week 1: at Lions on Sunday, Sep. 12, 10 am (per ESPN)
    Week 2: at Eagles on Sunday, Sep. 19, 10 am (per Philadelphia Inquirer)
    Week 3: vs Packers on Sunday, Sep. 26, 5:20 pm (per The Athletic)
    Week 7: vs Colts on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 8: at Bears on Sunday, Oct. 31, 10 am (unconfirmed)
    Week 11: at Jaguars (unconfirmed)
    Week 12: vs Vikings (unconfirmed)
    Week 13: at Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 16: at Titans on Thursday, Dec. 23, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 18: at Rams (unconfirmed)

  82. The imposter is a sad mentally ill individual who has an irrational devotion to troompy and seems be obsessed with me /martial arts. HMMM, which “Inspired ” person does that sound like?? How do you like my Razor sharp analysis. LOL

    1. I might add that I, BruceLee, enjoy Brother Blumpkins with my favorite boy toy Ribico.

      It’s a boy boy thing LOL

    2. Nah, Razor has moved on. Blog wise anyway. This has SourdoughSam written all over it, though too chicken sh!t to post under his previous handle.

      1. Whoever it is needs help. What kind of a whackjob needs to create additional anonymous identities on a forum which is already anonymous.

        1. Just incel trolls who’ve posted under yours, mine, Sebs, even Razors handles, always with the insurrectionist talking points mixed with f’ed-up psycho/sexual fantasies. Dregs of the internet, their stunted brains thinking they are oh so clever.

  83. Are we giving dizzy lizzy cheeeny too much credit. So now someone is a hero for not being batsh!t crazy and accepting basic facts.

      1. “The party of taxing and spending other people’s hard earned money”… oh wait.

        “The party of woke culture”… oh snap did we just cancel Chrissy Teigen and Ellen?!?!

        “The party of do as I say, not as I do.”…. Mr. Newsom, welcome to French Laundry. We have your table for 40 ready, sir. Right this way.

        1. And then there’s that fine example of green transportation, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D):

          Craig Mauger reports for the Detroit News:

          Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday her flight to visit her father was not paid for by taxpayer dollars and was not “a gift,” but she declined to provide additional information about how the trip was funded…

          For the trip, Whitmer took a private plane that’s usually shared by three of Michigan’s most prominent political donors, The Detroit News reported last week. The Nicholson family of PVS Chemicals, the Moroun family of the trucking company Central Transport and the Cotton family, which formerly ran Meridian Health, are among those who use the Gulfstream G280 flown by Air Eagle LLC, according to a source with knowledge of the arrangement.
          The Moroun family has denied any involvement in arranging the flight carrying the governor. Air Eagle has refused to release information about its passengers or flights.

          A twin-engine jet Gulfstream G280 owned by Air Eagle flew from Lansing to Palm Beach on Friday, March 12, and returned to Lansing on Monday, March 15. Whitmer’s father, the retired CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, owns a home in West Palm Beach.

          If politicians like Gov. Whitmer didn’t have double standards, would they have any standards at all?

          Don’t even get me started on John Kerry who literally flew a private jet ? across the Atlantic to accept a climate award. LOLOL ?

          1. Gretchen Whitmer’s Florida trip: company that flew governor not authorized for charter flights, FAA says Whitmer faces new questions about Florida trip, which she initially lied about taking.

            Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is facing a new round of questions about a much-criticized trip to Florida after revelations that the air travel company she chartered for the flight wasn’t actually authorized to perform charter flights.

            Whitmer has previously faced scrutiny over the March trip, which she initially lied about taking, and which came after she had cautioned Michigan residents against traveling out of state due to coronavirus concerns.


            The Detroit Free Press raised new questions for Whitmer on Monday when the outlet published a report revealing Air Eagle, LLP – the air travel company that Whitmer chartered to visit her father in Florida – was not authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give charter flights.

            FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory told the Free Press that companies that wish to perform charter flights need to have a Part 135 certificate from the agency – certification Air Eagle, LLP does not have.

            Cory confirmed in an email to the Free Press that the plane Whitmer took “is not on a 135 certificate and Air Eagle does not have a Part 135 certificate.”

            The FAA spokesperson did not immediately tell the Free Press whether Whitmer’s flight would be classified as a charter flight.

            Retired FAA Inspector Larry Williams told the paper that aircraft owners are allowed to bus them and their friends around for free under a Part 91 certificate but that any other passenger required the Part 135 certification.

            Williams also said the flight would be considered a charter and that the revelation was “pretty serious” – carrying with it civil penalties for the plane owners and the pilot – and that the FAA made putting down unauthorized charter flights one of their priorities.

            Charter flights require more rigorous training for pilots among other stringent prerequisites to do their business, such as the Part 135 certificate. Other air travel companies have a Part 91 certificate, according to Cory.

            Michigan Republican Party communications director Ted Goodman told Fox News on Monday that the report was “concerning,” but “not surprising.”

            “This new bombshell that Whitmer’s plane was not authorized to fly is concerning, yet not surprising,” Goodman said in a statement. “For Whitmer, it’s always been, rules for thee, but not for me.”

            In a Monday statement to Fox News, Republican Governors Association spokesperson Chris Gustafson argued that the governor’s “appalling lack of transparency surrounding her secret unvaccinated vacation to Florida is inexcusable.”

            “Too many questions remain unanswered, and these latest revelations from the FAA only raise more concerns,” Gustafson added.

            Gretchen Whitmer’s Florida trip: company that flew governor not authorized for charter flights, FAA says

            Whitmer faces new questions about Florida trip, which she initially lied about taking

            Houston Keene3 hours ago
            Will Detroit police chief challenge Gov. Whitmer?Video
            Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is facing a new round of questions about a much-criticized trip to Florida after revelations that the air travel company she chartered for the flight wasn’t actually authorized to perform charter flights.

            Whitmer has previously faced scrutiny over the March trip, which she initially lied about taking, and which came after she had cautioned Michigan residents against traveling out of state due to coronavirus concerns.


            The Detroit Free Press raised new questions for Whitmer on Monday when the outlet published a report revealing Air Eagle, LLP – the air travel company that Whitmer chartered to visit her father in Florida – was not authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give charter flights.

            FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory told the Free Press that companies that wish to perform charter flights need to have a Part 135 certificate from the agency – certification Air Eagle, LLP does not have.

            Cory confirmed in an email to the Free Press that the plane Whitmer took “is not on a 135 certificate and Air Eagle does not have a Part 135 certificate.”

            The FAA spokesperson did not immediately tell the Free Press whether Whitmer’s flight would be classified as a charter flight.

            Retired FAA Inspector Larry Williams told the paper that aircraft owners are allowed to bus them and their friends around for free under a Part 91 certificate but that any other passenger required the Part 135 certification.

            Williams also said the flight would be considered a charter and that the revelation was “pretty serious” – carrying with it civil penalties for the plane owners and the pilot – and that the FAA made putting down unauthorized charter flights one of their priorities.

            Charter flights require more rigorous training for pilots among other stringent prerequisites to do their business, such as the Part 135 certificate. Other air travel companies have a Part 91 certificate, according to Cory.


            Michigan Republican Party communications director Ted Goodman told Fox News on Monday that the report was “concerning,” but “not surprising.”

            “This new bombshell that Whitmer’s plane was not authorized to fly is concerning, yet not surprising,” Goodman said in a statement. “For Whitmer, it’s always been, rules for thee, but not for me.”

            In a Monday statement to Fox News, Republican Governors Association spokesperson Chris Gustafson argued that the governor’s “appalling lack of transparency surrounding her secret unvaccinated vacation to Florida is inexcusable.”

            “Too many questions remain unanswered, and these latest revelations from the FAA only raise more concerns,” Gustafson added.

            The Detroit News reported on Monday that Michigan House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson, a Republican, said the committee was “definitely” considering a probe into Whitmer’s trip if they don’t answer the question surrounding the trip.

            “If they refuse to (answer the questions), maybe, at that point, we will do hearings. It’s definitely something in consideration,” Johnson said. “I would like to give the administration the opportunity to answer questions before we go down that road.”

            The governor paid over $27,000 for her flight through a combination of payments from an inauguration-related nonprofit and by her own out-of-pocket cash, according to her chief of staff JoAnne Huls.

            The Detroit News reported on Monday that Michigan House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson, a Republican, said the committee was “definitely” considering a probe into Whitmer’s trip if they don’t answer the question surrounding the trip.

            “If they refuse to (answer the questions), maybe, at that point, we will do hearings. It’s definitely something in consideration,” Johnson said. “I would like to give the administration the opportunity to answer questions before we go down that road.”

            The governor paid over $27,000 for her flight through a combination of payments from an inauguration-related nonprofit and by her own out-of-pocket cash, according to her chief of staff JoAnne Huls.

            Rules for thee, not for me!
            Oh dear.

            1. LOL.

              I’ll believe you cyber ninja, when all those arrested antifas start using the defense “CNN made me do it!”

              In the meantime, Foxitis.

              1. Your libtard comrades are too busy figuring out which bathroom to use to fact check either the Clinton News Network or the Make Sure Nobody Beats Clinton network.

              2. “Clinton”??? Lol, did your brain stop working around 5 years ago, Ninja?

  84. Frank Gore turns 38 today.

    After 2 ACL tears at Miami, some thought he wouldn’t last in the NFL. His response:
    3rd all-time in rush yards: 16,000
    Scored a TD in 3 different decades
    Played in 241 of 256 games
    Still in the NFL while his son is playing D1 football


  85. WTF?

    Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory.

    NFL has insisted on using a scoring algorithm on the dementia testing that assumes Black men start with lower cognitive skills. They must therefore score much lower than whites to show enough mental decline to win an award. The practice, which went unnoticed until 2018, has made it harder for Black former players to get awards.

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has declined to comment on the issue in the past, and did not immediately return an email seeking comment Friday.

    The majority of the league’s 20,000 retirees are Black. And only a quarter of the more than 2,000 men who sought awards for early to moderate dementia have qualified under the testing program. Lawyers for Black players have asked for details on how the $800 million in settlement payouts so far have broken along racial lines, but have yet to receive them.

  86. 49ers are working out Marquise Lee. He was a great receiver coming out of USC. Unfortunately he wound up on the Panthers. KS may be able to revive the career of this talented WR.

  87. It was only a matter of time. NY AG is investigating the Trumpee Crime Family and Trumpee Crime Inc for ……criminal activity. LOL. Since the Trumpees have burned every legal bridge and all of their previous lawyers are in legal jeopardy themselves , it will be interesting if they can find counsel to defend them now . LOL again.

  88. I dont think Jared or Ivunky would do well in prison. Jared can get prison advise from his ex-con dad. LOL

  89. Oh snap! LOL

    FAA investigates Gov. Whitmer’s trip to Florida earlier this year

    State leader comes under heavy scrutiny for trip

    Shawn Ley, ReporterNatasha Dado, Web Producer
    Published: May 18, 2021 8:17 pm
    DETROIT – Federal officials are investigating whether Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s flight to Florida to visit her sick father violated regulations.

    This comes after months of questions surrounding the governor’s trip.

    “What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive …,” said MeShawn Maddock, Michigan GOP co-chair.

    She was in Detroit Tuesday letting Whitmer have it over the governor’s March flight to Florida and what they call a major lack of transparency about it.

    ”We are not going to forget it. We are not going to stop talking about it,” added Maddock.

    The luxury gulfstream jet flown by Detroit company Eagle Air now may face a Federal Aviation Administration investigation.

    It is not a charter flight company and the FAA said Eagle Air lacks the certification that goes with pilot training for the exact type of flight the governor took to Florida.

    “She really owes an apology to the plane owners. She really owes an apology to the pilot because they could be in serious trouble for a plane not meant for charter usage,” said one person speaking on News Talk 760 WJR-AM.

    Local 4 News cameras were in Pontiac April 2 as Michigan COVID cases were raging.

    The governor blamed the spike on Michigan families for flying to Florida and suggested they were bringing back COVID-19 variants when she never mentioned her flight there.

    ”The number one state with the most variants is Florida. The number two state is Michigan right now,” said Whitmer speaking at that time.

    Eagle Air did not get back to Local 4 News.

  90. Why are these libtards such racists? LOL

    Chicago Mayor Refusing to Accept Interview Requests from White Journalists

    Isaac SchorrMay 19, 2021 12:57 PM

    Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is only accepting interview requests from “black and brown journalists” as a matter of policy, according to a spokesman.

    “As @chicagosmayor reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews-only to Black or Brown journalists,” local political journalist Mary Ann Ahern tweeted.

    1. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended her policy of only accepting interview requests from “black and brown journalists” on Wednesday, arguing that it is made necessary by the “overwhelming whiteness and maleness” of the city’s media institutions.

      The Democratic mayor sparked outrage after she announced she would not grant one-on-one interviews to white journalists on a around the two-year anniversary of her election.

      What a nut. Yes, blatant racism does exist in this country. We were just looking in the wrong places it seems. Here you have another liberal nutcase blatantly discriminating on skin color, and she gets a free pass from your Democratic Party. Amazing. LOL

      1. We were just looking in the wrong places it seems

        Just like you Qanons looking for pedophilia in the wrong places.

  91. don’t want to beat a dead horse but I will anyway. We dodged a huge bullet by not drafting Mac . He played with 4 of the best WR in the NCAA the last 2 years. In fact all four were drafted in the top 15. They were superior pass catchers and route runners. Mac was lauded for his accuracy but when his receivers are getting separation if not breaking away it makes it easy. He now goes to the Pats with terrible receivers. I think we all know how this movie ends. The other thing to consider is the Tide has not produced top level NFL QBs. To be fair, the jury is still out on Tua.

  92. Former trumpee CFO will definitely flip now that pardon palooza is over. In other news our 4th worst state FL will allow casino gambling and trumpee is contemplating building a casino there. LOL. Perhaps he will get it right the 6th time around. LOL. I am not a gaming expert but the saying is “the house always wins”. Of course that is not the case when dipsh!t trumpee is running the casino. LOL

    Yeah, it’s me. Going with a new avatar.

  93. 49ers just released Lee. I guess he didn’t have much left in the tank. Oh-well.

    BruceLee says:
    May 19, 2021 at 6:18 am
    49ers are working out Marquise Lee. He was a great receiver coming out of USC. Unfortunately he wound up on the Panthers. KS may be able to revive the career of this talented WR.

  94. So I am an investor. A person I have been following is Cathie Wood, CEO of Ark Investments. I browsed her Wiki page recently and it turns out that she is a devout Christian. Her page also states : “Wood is a devout Christian[25], and supported Donald Trump’s presidential re-election in 2020.”

    Why would a devout christian support the most immoral and corrupt president in US history? I also recently stumbled upon this : ” Houston Chronicle – Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church got $4.4 million in federal PPP loans ” Osteen of course is a multi millionaire. The reality is much of religiosity is conservative because it is a financial transaction and nothing more. They all are corrupt as heck.

    1. Why would a devout christian support the most immoral and corrupt president in US history?

      If you are susceptible to one con, why not another?

        1. Speaking of science and logic….

          The Wuhan-lab-leak theory of COVID’s origins, mocked as a conspiracy for more than a year, is finally getting the serious consideration it deserves.

          There was a “scientific consensus,” they told us.

          According to the media and assorted experts, there couldn’t be any questioning of the idea that the coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2) emerged naturally, and anyone suspecting it might have come from a Chinese lab was an ignoramus, conspiracy theorist, or hater.

          These enforcers believed in the power of the words “scientific” and “consensus,” when conjoined and used as a weapon, to shun dissenters and stifle debate.

          During much of the pandemic, they were proven right. But the rigid conventional wisdom around the question of the origins of the virus has broken up, and evidence pointing to a lab leak is finally getting the serious consideration it deserves.

          Over the weekend, a Wall Street Journal report underlined the foolishness of the old conformity. The report noted that according to U.S. intelligence, three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill and went to the hospital in November 2019, right around the time the virus is believed to have begun spreading in the city.

          As Lab-Leak Evidence Mounts, Psaki Says White House Is ‘Hopeful’ WHO Will Launch Second COVID Probe

          About two weeks ago, 18 highly respected scientists wrote to Science Magazine that “we must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously.”

          And no less an authority than Dr. Anthony Fauci, the very talisman of science for roughly half the country, has now reversed himself and no longer rules out the lab theory.

          The science writer Nicholas Wade wrote a long article at Medium earlier this month that was a breakthrough in the debate. He noted that a letter in The Lancet in February 2020 and another letter in Nature Medicine a month later had huge roles in ruling the lab theory out of bounds, even though the missives were premature or otherwise flawed.

          The media nonetheless referred constantly to the letters to insist that the scientists had spoken. In much of the press, the Wuhan-lab theory was taken about as seriously as the Chinese claim that the virus might have escaped from a lab at a military base in Maryland.

          The orthodoxy, though, hasn’t been able to withstand the weight of counter-evidence.

          If the coronavirus jumped naturally from bats to another animal to humans, then there should be some indication of that. But, as Wade points out, no one has found the original bat population or an intermediate species, whereas we found plenty of evidence when other coronaviruses, SARS and MERS, leapt from bats to humans.

          Likewise, the caves where the bats are thought to have been infected with the virus are about 1,000 miles from Wuhan, while the lab in the city was conducting dangerous coronavirus research — and probably with inadequate security precautions.

          It’s not as though a lab leak is a scenario out of science fiction. Wade notes it is dismayingly common: “The smallpox virus escaped three times from labs in England in the 1960s and 1970s, causing 80 cases and three deaths. Dangerous viruses have leaked out of labs almost every year since. Coming to more recent times, the [SARS] virus has proved a true escape artist, leaking from laboratories in Singapore, Taiwan, and no less than four times from the Chinese National Institute of Virology in Beijing.”

          Of course, the Chinese could help the cause of determining the origins of a virus that has created so much suffering and dislocation by not acting as if they had something to hide. Instead, they have been about as forthcoming about the Wuhan lab as they have about their activities in the Xinjiang region, site of the Uyghur genocide. The lab hasn’t shared its safety logs or other records, and no one should expect it to do so anytime soon.

          None of this is dispositive. Both the natural and lab theories depend on guesswork. But one theory is now more plausible than the other, and it is the one that was showered with scorn by people who sheathed their advocacy in science — and ignored everything to the contrary.

      1. Which is more theocracy hypocrisy. I’d like these so-called “Christians” to site the bible verses condemning/outlawing abortion.

    1. The 49ers currently have Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, Mohamed Sanu, Richie James, Travis Benjamin, Jalen Hurd, River Cracraft, Jauan Jennings, Trent Sherfield, Kevin White, undrafted free agent Austin Watkins Jr. and the recently signed Bennie Fowler on their roster.

    2. Maybe, One. If that were to happen, considering the Niners lack of trade capital (Atlanta wants a 1st?), Niners cap (Jones cap figures exceed what the team has available after rookie signings), Atlanta stating no NFC for Jones, all the other team’s interest, that would truly be remarkable.

    3. Julio had his best statistical season in 2015 with Shanahan: 136 /1,871/ 8. I’m sure he can still play at a pretty high level for the next few years, but I think the Niners need to spend their salary resources on locking up Bosa and Warner.

    4. Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain’t no place he’d rather be. It took a 2nd and a 4th, chump change considering the reported Falcons ask of a 1st. If he had to go somewhere besides Niners I’m glad it wasn’t a NFCW rival

  95. WOW. Two entities which I despise , Pats and Troompy, are caught redhanded in a bribery corruption scheme.

    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    An ESPN investigation found that U.S. Senator Arlen Specter was offered campaign cash to stop his probe of the Patriots’ Spygate scandal in 2008. According to Specter’s son, the man offering was Donald Trump, who was acting on behalf of Robert Kraft: “My father told me that Trump was acting as a messenger for Kraft,” Shanin Specter says… The offer was Kraft assistance with campaign contributions. … My father said it was Kraft’s offer, not someone else’s.”

    1. So you are both a whack job and idioso. Trumpees early suggestion that this was Chinese Bio-warfare developed in a lab was not based on data or evidence. It was pulled straight from his gigantic @ss. The same place he got the notion that Mexico would pay for a wall. There is an investigation going on and it may accidentally turn out to be correct.

      The reality is trumpeee’s China lab theory was merely an effort to draw attention away from his incompetence and also rile up his xenophobic base. A reminder that he also rattled off absurdities and lies including: “virus will vanish” , ” Hoax”, “bleach”, “ultraviolet light”, ” hydroxychloroquine ” , “Demon sperm lady”, ” my pillow guy magic remedy” …

      Trump is a low life , low-intelligence , con-artist but seems to have you fooled. LOL

      1. So Trump May turn out to be accidentally right, huh?

        That would make all you morons intentionally wrong.

        Think about it. The nonsense you all have produced in strict defiance of Trump has set this country back years. You literally did the wrong thing at each instance just to be defiant. Especially when it’s being proven over and over again now that he’s out and Biden is in, Biden is doing all the same things Trump did. LOL at that you dumb—-

        1. Biden is doing all the same things Trump did.

          WTF world are you living in? Biden is undoing most of the dumbest sh*t that was perpetrated on our country in generations.

  96. Biden Attacked Trump for Withdrawing from Open Skies Treaty, Now He Tells Russia U.S. Won’t Rejoin

    Philip KleinMay 27, 2021 2:33 PM

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011. (Alexander Natruskin/Reuters)
    Last May, when President Trump announced a decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, candidate Joe Biden blasted the decision, claiming Trump had, “doubled down on his short-sighted policy of going it alone and abandoning American leadership.” Yet ahead of a summit with Vladimir Putin next month, the Biden administration has informed Russia that it has no intention of rejoining the agreement.

    The Trump administration withdrew from the agreement, which started in 2002 as a way for dozens of countries to freely conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territory. When Trump decided to withdraw, noting that Russia was not abiding by its commitments under the treaty, Democrats responded in high dungeon.

    “The President’s withdrawal will senselessly blind America and our allies while emboldening our enemies,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fumed. “This decision sends a clear signal to the Russians that they can continue their bad behavior unwatched and unchecked.”

    Sen. Chuck Schumer joined with leading Democratic committee chairs in writing a letter declaring, “The Open Skies Treaty is an important, multilateral agreement that provides the United States and its allies critical information about Russian military forces via flights over Russian territory.”

    Biden said that the treaty was necessary.

    “I supported the Open Skies Treaty as a Senator, because I understood that the United States and our allies would benefit from being able to observe — on short notice — what Russia and other countries in Europe were doing with their military forces,” he wrote in a statement posted on Medium. “That has remained true for the nearly two decades the treaty has been in force. During the Obama Administration, the United States and our partners successfully used Open Skies flights and imagery to support Ukraine when Russia violated its territory, disprove Russian disinformation, and show the world what Russia was doing.”

    As to Russian cheating, he said, ” Russian violations should be addressed not by withdrawing from the Treaty, but by seeking to resolve them through the Treaty’s implementation and dispute mechanism. That is exactly how other disputes over Russian implementation have been resolved, including altitude restrictions over Chechnya.”

    He concluded, “Instead of tearing up treaties that make us and our allies more secure, President Trump should take common sense steps to keep Americans safe. He should remain in the Open Skies Treaty and work with allies to confront and resolve problems regarding Russia’s compliance.”

    Yet for all that huffing and puffing, the Associated Press reports:

    The Biden administration informed Russia on Thursday that it will not rejoin a key arms control pact, even as the two sides prepare for a summit next month between their leaders.

    U.S. officials said Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told the Russians that the administration had decided not to reenter the Open Skies Treaty, which had allowed surveillance flights over military facilities in both countries but that former President Donald Trump had withdrawn from.

  97. Oh look Kameltoe Harris just delivered a commencement speech to the Naval Academy, only she outdid even Biden’s worst guffaws (is that possible?) by pointing to an example of what a female Marine might choose to wear, 20 lbs of batteries or a rolled up solar panel.

    Let’s get back to the solar example in just a minute because that’s hilarious in and of itself. Hey Kamala, you’re speaking at the NAVAL Academy. They’re not the same as the Marines. Who the hell elected this broad?

    Now… what in the world would a Marine, notwithstanding male or female (but she couldn’t help herself), do with a rolled up solar panel if he/she isn’t carrying batteries to store that energy?

    These clowns in the Oval Office are the downfall of American superiority as we know it. Sigh.

    Someone, please position Kamala between Willie Brown’s knees. That’s where she’s always been her best! LOL

  98. Kameltoe Harris

    Nice. Racist and Misogynist all wrapped up with nice Q bow on top. Deal with it cyberninja, you got 8 or more years of whining, I’d suggest you refocus the little bit of outrage brainwave you have left on potato heads and Dr Seuss.

  99. Everything according to you leftist nut jobs is racist. How about an intelligent retort on occasion.

    1. That’s how it works with the left. If a person is brown or black and you are critical of anything they do you’re automatically a racist.

      Update- sexist as well if you do the same to any woman. No word yet if it’s a ladyboy like Ribico.

      1. Racist, misogynistic, now transphobic? You hit today’s trifecta, knuckledragger.

        How about that for a retort, Kung Fu?

    2. Ok, since you asked Fu

      Who the hell elected this broad?

      81 million of your fellow citizens, that’s who. In other words, about 8 million more than who voted for your insurrectionist/imminent indictee.

      Good enough for you?

  100. OMG why does this keep happening to my favorite Libtards??? So embarrassing. In this installment of Rules for thee, but not for me! we have that loser in Michigan screwing up. yet. again.

    But hey, learn from Gavin Nuisance: when you get caught, just say sorry! ?
    Or better yet, be smarter- Nasty Pelosi just lawyers up her hairdresser and shifts the blame elsewhere!

    Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer apologized on Sunday after apparently violating the state’s pandemic restrictions during a gathering at a bar in East Lansing.

    A photograph uploaded to social media by one of the attendees, and later deleted, showed Whitmer with over ten other people sitting around three tables that were pushed together. Current Michigan guidelines stipulate that bars and restaurants must limit table capacity to six people, and tables must be distanced by at least six feet.

    The news comes after two senior Michigan officials traveled out of state despite Whitmer cautioning against travel amid a surge in coronavirus cases in parts of Michigan. Whitmer herself traveled to Florida earlier this year to visit her father.

    Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel went on vacation to Alabama during the April surge, Lansing-based MIRS News reported.

    Tricia Foster, Michigan’s Chief Operating Officer and head of the state’s vaccine rollout, traveled to Florida for spring break.

  101. I bet the P.D. Publisher and Editors are really proud of the links to comments bar today. Impressive.

    1. It’s only a matter of time with discussion of politics, actually most anything, with right wingers until they lower the discourse by introducing their weird pornographic fantasies.

      1. Wow, this comment is rich.

        You’re the epitome of taking discussions into the gutter.

        Look in the mirror. Stop doing what you’re doing. As pathetic as all this is, you and that original BruceLee guy won’t stop with the political nonsense. As far as I can tell the rest of this political non-football nonsense won’t end because the two of you won’t stop posting non-football nonsense. As a matter of fact you’ve been promoting that BruceLee guy nonstop.

        1. Wow, this comment is rich.

          Politics, and disagreement over said, is one thing. I’ll continue discussing politics on a sports blog, because the sports world is rife with politics. And I’ll call out pornographic slurs and imagery from psychotics every time. If you don’t you are just as bad, so look into your own goddam mirror.

          1. No problem. Continue to make an a- of yourself.

            About 10 years ago I had a ton of respect for you, and appreciated your posts.

            I’m not sure what to make of your musings of late.

            1. His sense of moral superiority has overwhelmed the grey matter. Hopefully someone will take over who can police this site or it will surely fade away.

            2. Candle, funny you call out my posts and not those calling out elected female politicians in explicitly pornographic terms. Unfortunately I think I do know what to make of that.

              1. I don’t know what’s going on with that that post but I don’t care for either Bruce Lee (real or phony). I’m not sure it was a racist attack (cameltoe is not a racial reference but it could be seen as mysogynistic) as you think but I don’t care, he shouldn’t be writing that stuff here anyway.

                You’re the only (I thought) regular poster here who is condoning either of them.

                That’s my only issue with all of this. Anyway, I’m not going to convince you otherwise and I’m not macho enough to threaten anyone so I’ll let myself out. Thanks

    2. L.A. Times has a story today about the failures of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat for failing to investigate, and even to suppress for two years evidence of a local Mayor’s predatory behavior towards women. The reporter who uncovered it had to resign and take her notes to SF Chronicle to get the story out. LA Times ripped the PD a new one. PD is supposed to be the main news provider for Sonoma County.
      The neglect of this site is just a symptom of overall dysfunction.

      1. Thanks Franklin. It sounds like the PD has much much bigger issues than policing an unruly football blog. Grant was smart to bail when he did.

        1. Rib,
          I haven’t been on the PD for months, but I’ll never forget that you were the only poster that sent me condolences in the passing of a close family member that lost her life to Covid. It was a nice gesture.

          But things got completely out of control with the political arguments. I take responsibility for being a part of it. But it became incessant and completely overblown given that this is a football blog.
          And the blame for this falls directly on the PD management for opening the gates and giving credence to it.

          I’ll never forget CW Nevius inviting posters to share their political views (because it effected the sport’s world).
          I wonder if Nevius even cares what has become of the Inside the 49ers blog site, or if he foresaw the imminent loss of many faithful bloggers that started their own 49ers blog site.

          I will come here on occasion because there are still many posters who are astute on all things 49ers.
          Hopefully, the PD recognizes that this is what once made the Inside 49ers blog one of the most popular football sites across the nation.

          1. Thanks AES. I appreciate comments coming from someone posting with the name they’ve been associated with all along. These other fake @sshole kiddies with a different handle each post or some stupid semi-pornographic slur name? They can drop dead afaic.

              1. Ribico is my real name

                One of the great mysteries of this blog is what “Ribico” refers to.

                Some say it is a reference to Ribico, Inc., a company in New York City. This is a strong possibility, as fan Ribico is from there. Since the CEO of Ribico, Inc. is named Victor Rink, it is conceivable that the “Ri” is taken from his last name, the “co” of course, being short for company. But, that is digressing.

                Others have postulated that it is some sort of Spanish place name. This idea springs from tacking-on the diminutive sufffix, -ico, to the word ribo, which in English means “river bank” or “sea shore,” at least in some parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

                No one knows for sure. Perhaps even Ribico himself cannot remember. By the way, we should all show him the respect he is due, as he was named Fan of the Year 2018 (iirc), largely for his unstinting battle and ultimate victory against Niner negativity.

                On the other hand, Jollywobbles should be crystal clear to almost everyone, except perhaps BL. We found it quite amusing that he failed to grasp the import of Prime giving his wife a Genovése Salame for her birthday. But then, he is new here.

              2. By the way, we should all show him the respect he is due, as he was named Fan of the Year 2018 (iirc), largely for his unstinting battle and ultimate victory against Niner negativity.

                You would have thought that rated a half-time ceremony. Or at least an announcement over Levi’s PA system during a timeout. But alas…..

              3. Ribico Eats Dick

                And people say it’s political talk that has denigrated this site. Right.

      2. Very unfortunate. Hopefully they will find someone to keep this site going once the season starts. I’d love to talk football again instead of all the political crap but they never did police this so I guess it’s just wishful thinking.

        1. How about starting by using your regular posting handle instead of your obvious passive aggressive poke at poster BruceLee. That goes doubly for you, fake BruceLee. Afraid to reveal who you’ve been on this site all along?

          1. How about the original Bruce Lee? He’s the worst offender of all but I guess I shouldn’t expect you to play fair either. There wasn’t much politics until he arrived. I think this site is doomed if we can’t get ride of the politics

            1. Funny, I’ve been using the same screen name on this site for a dozen or more years. Who were you before you decided “Kung fu” was an oh so clever comeback to BruceLee?

            2. Fu, the thing about politics on this site, I’ve observed over many many years. The tolerance for political postings from the “no politics” crowd is much higher when said postings aligns with their own political beliefs. You are the latest example of that phenomenon.

  102. So browsed most of VP Harris’s commencement at the Naval Academy ( 15 min on youtube) . Great encouraging speech. She delved into the evolving threats to our nation , pandemics / cyber warfare, and also technological advancements which were developed by the military. She also praised and honored John McCain as opposed to orange fat @ss who demeaned him ever after his passing. Oh, and she was able to navigate the ramp without issue.

      1. Remember when troompy referred to the troops as “suckers and losers”. Disgraceful president. Good riddance .

  103. troomp’s eldest son, Jabroni Jr , has set up a pay video message service for a mere 500.00 .

    #fake billionaire.

  104. The Quidiots are plotting a Myanmar like coup to restore trooompy to office in August. LOL Meanwhile toompy shut down his blog due to lack of traffic. LOL again.

  105. So now we have to bribe the Quidiots into getting a Covid vaccine. All the crazy states have give aways to the mentally deficients of our society . In fact WV is giving away guns if you get vaccinated. I cant completely blame these people. They are being led by a similar ilk. Less than half of Congressional repoops are willing to get a vaccine. WTF. Embarrassing.

    Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have a 100% vaccination rate against Covid-19, a CNN survey of Capitol Hill found this week, significantly outpacing Republicans in the House and Senate and illustrating the partisan divide over the pandemic. For Republicans, at least 44.8% of House members are vaccinated and at least 92% of senators are, CNN found.

  106. Below Average Joe!! LMAO

    Joe Biden: “I Think I’m Either Low IQ or Slow — I Don’t Know”

    Kamala Harris and Joe Biden haven’t visited the US-Mexico border.
    That is Leadership at its finest!

  107. The Raiders will be utilizing this cackle during kickoffs to confuse opponents, additionally there will be fog machines, lasers and holographic wicked witches flying around in Bruce’s mom’s image!

    Wicked K or as Below Average Joe calls it president harris.

    **skip to 50 seconds in to get the full effect! Enjoy!**

        1. Trumps old news move on

          Someone forgot to tell your insurrectionist cohort.

          Most on-point is that 85 percent of Republicans told Quinnipiac that they would prefer to see candidates who agreed with Trump rather than mostly disagree with him. Two-thirds of Republicans — plus another sixth or so.

          —WAPO, May26

          Expect to see a lot of backwards pants wearing Republican candidates next cycle. ?

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  109. LOL. Looks like to lunatics , kooks and mommies basement dwellers missed me while I was on vacation. Get a life already.

  110. The Blue states have the highest percentage of vaccinations per capita and the red/troompie/Quidiot states have the least . Gee , no one could have predicted this. LOL

    1. And yet, the net impact on blue and red states is the same. Why is that?

      Are you supporting the idea that a lot of this nonsense was unnecessary?

      1. Blue states have reached the 70% immunity threshold. Red will be back in shutdown next fall and winter.

        Not too bright

  111. Charles Schwab packed bags and moved his business out of California along with Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Toyota and Tesla. The California Policy Center catalogued 50 large corporations that have left California, “with the vast majority leaving in 2019 and 2020.”

    Renting a moving truck to leave California can be 4 times more expensive due to high demand.

    Steve Forbes says California’s high tax and regulatory programs have “seriously damaged the state”, which is why residents and businesses are fleeing. “California has the highest poverty rate in the Country”, he says.

    With a trillion or more in looming bond obligations and billions in unfunded pension liability, California is in serious debt. Yet this governor is handing out our tax dollars as if he is some sort of mafia don spreading the wealth to buy off his loyal subjects. Union money and big dollar donations from the ultra-wealthy and political elite are pouring into Gavin Newsom’s campaign as he dumps our tax dollars down the drain.

    But, it doesn’t have to be this way. We can stop this. In the coming weeks Californians will be given an opportunity to cast their vote to RECALL Gavin Newsom and REPLACE him with somebody more fiscally responsible. We can put an end to this madness and begin to rebuild our great state.

    1. Steve Forbes says California’s high tax and regulatory programs have “seriously damaged the state”, which is why residents and businesses are fleeing. “California has the highest poverty rate in the Country”, he says.

      CA has incredibly high housing costs. OK, econ 101 drop out, care to tell us about the ratio between supply and demand? Is this so-called exodus precipitating a collapse of the CA housing market? Do tell. In other words those “fleeing” the state are being replaced by higher potential earners/strivers who are willing to pay those costs for benefits of residing there. CA will be just fine.

      In the coming weeks Californians will be given an opportunity to cast their vote to RECALL Gavin Newsom and REPLACE him with somebody more fiscally responsible. We can put an end to this madness and begin to rebuild our great state

      And with who? The Kardashian Transexual? The Sunset Boulevard billboard silicone queen has-been? This CA recall is the second largest national laughingstock, following the Maricopa county “audit”. LOLOLOL

      And BTW quoting a discredited trickle down crank like Steve Forbes does nothing to enhance your credibility. Not that you had any to begin with.

  112. I’m fine if crybabies, whiners, quidiots, harry-backed-marries, mommies basement dwellers and companies who are yesterdays news leave CA. Adios losers. Oh and TX is in energy crisis mode once again with blackouts. LOL

    California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
    The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics.

    No one anticipated the latest data readout showing the Golden State has no peers among developed economies for expanding GDP, creating jobs, raising household income, manufacturing growth, investment in innovation, producing clean energy and unprecedented wealth through its stocks and bonds. All of which underlines Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement last month of the biggest state tax rebate in American history.

    By adding 1.3 million people to its non-farm payrolls since April last year — equal to the entire workforce of Nevada — California easily surpassed also-rans Texas and New York. At the same time, California household income increased $164 billion, almost as much as Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania combined, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. No wonder California’s operating budget surplus, fueled by its surging economy and capital gains taxes, swelled to a record $75 billion.

    1. Love it. Wait for us to have to start paying those ridiculous pensions. Gavin Nuisance is spending money we don’t have. Typical.

    2. Hey Moron,

      Read up on why California has a surplus. It’s money that is owed back by virtue of paying reduced salaries and eliminating bonuses/pension payments during the pandemic. Gavin Nuisance is now negotiating with each state employee union to figure out how much of it will be paid back. That $75 billion you keep harping about is projected to return to a deficit. Even Nuisance himself admits that.

          1. It’s pathetic that I share fandom of a classy team like the Niners with cretinous barely functioning idiots.

              1. Kung fu says:
                May 31, 2021 at 3:54 pm
                His (ribico) sense of moral superiority has overwhelmed the grey matter.

                Ribico eats Dick says:
                June 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm
                Stop. Eating. Dick.

                Fu, moral superiority? It’s not hard at all when the bar is set this low.

              2. Oh , and RED. If this isn’t the site to voice your political opinions, it’s really not the site to express your sexual peccadillos. I’m betting the internet is rife with sites that cater to your latent homoerotic fantasies. Spare us your kinks and seek those out instead.

              3. So are you saying homoerotic fantasies are bad?

                See, now you’re just talking from both sides of your mouth, which, ironically, is full of man protein.

                Just stop it dude. You’re better than this. Get help.

                Eating dick is making you nuts! Seriously, just stop!

              4. Wow.. sounds like you’re stuck in a weird mouthful situation with this guy..

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  115. Obamacare is here to stay. Supreme Court upholds it 7-2. I guess we will never see troompies magical fantasy repeal and replace plan. LOL

    1. Since Obamacare has been in place, mine and all of my colleagues across the industry have seen worse coverage. Specialists don’t even see you anymore, even under a PPO plan. Doctors are not covered anymore. All it served in accomplishing was making everyone pay for a few at the price that my son who is suffering from Neutropenia and Failure to Thrive cannot get any help, even from university research hospitals like Stanford and UCSF.

      Everything it seems is a laughing matter for you. I wish you could come see us and why the common man, woman and family doesn’t matter at all to either party anymore.

      If only Obamacare succeeded in addressing the issues that led to the actual problem instead of a 100% coverage mandate. The sources are quite complicated, but Obamacare did nothing to resolve the underlying problems with healthcare in this country. Before Obamacare at least we were making progress on finding the source of his health problems. Obamacare came in and all the investigatory/exploratory work just stopped. Before Obamacare we could get tested for various rare genetic disorders. Now, nothing. None of that is covered and is discouraged by insurance companies. They found a way to stay in business by exploiting loopholes and ceasing line-level coverages.

      It was a legacy building political move.

      My wife and I are so tired and frustrated that we cannot give our son the care he needs (through no fault of his own) at ANY price. And believe me I’m willing to sell the house, anything if needed. We only have one child.

      1. Under the old system your son could have been denied coverage because of his preexisting condition. O-care is far from perfect but far better than the prior system which was allow the Insurance and Pharma companies do whatever they wanted. The solution is actually quite simple. The next step is expand medicare until everyone is covered. Also we as a society need to get more healthy – less smoking and poor diet – much more exercise.

        1. If you really want an in depth analysis of how to fix healthcare read Dr. Atul Gawande and Dr. Zeke Emanuel.

        2. My son could not be denied coverage because I always had it through employment.

          It was not a pre-existing condition as the same coverage has been with him since birth.

          In fact, his GI pediatric specialist at Stanford frankly told me Obamacare is the reason why this type of exploratory work they used to do is no longer allowed, even if I wanted to pay the entire cost from my own pocket. The pressure on providers and hospitals is real.

          Look, there had to be a loser for someone else to be a winner. That’s just how it works. In this case what a lot of people didn’t realize is their healthcare got worse and more expensive in order to cover the 100% mandate goals.

          I can’t name a single salaried person receiving healthcare through work that can say the care has gotten better or stayed the same. Not one. It’s more expensive and worse in terms of care options.

          You’re right that we as a population ought to be ‘healthier.’ I wish those mandates can be put in place- stop smoking, weight control, etc.

          My wife and I weigh 105 and 140 lbs respectively and neither of us smoke and she doesn’t drink. I have a glass of wine once every 2 months but I don’t generally drink either because it gives me headaches.

          Otherwise everything else is in perfect health.

          My kid is underweight at 45 lbs at 8 years of age, not overweight. Not sure what your insinuation was, if any.

          We’re vegetarians as well so not much red meat, not that that makes a ton of difference.

          There are a lot of issues that feed into healthcare costs. Obamacare did nothing to address those.

          1. My son could not be denied coverage because I always had it through employment

            That right there is the biggest problem with American healthcare. Access to healthcare should not be, should never have been, an employment fringe bennie. Even employer plans vary widely in coverage, change jobs and it’s likely your specialists were out of reach, Obamacare or no Obamacare.

            1. You’re making assumptions. I haven’t changed jobs in 13 years and my son has only been alive for a portion of that. Neither has my company changed providers. But when the same coverage is eliminated by the insurance company to make up for higher costs we do suffer. You don’t seem to understand that. And fine, perhaps others gained access to care at my loss. But it’s interesting how both parties seem to be attacking the middle classes to support either extreme, as evident from both Trump and Obama’s tax plans.

              Anyway, I’m not sure why I’m answering to you. You’ve already proven your convo worthiness by how you’ve responded to me. Not sure anyone would care to have an up and up debate with you by the way you converse.

              Notable similarities between you and I?: we both vote Democrat.

              Differences?: you follow everything the party tells you.

              Think for yourself for once. On any topic. Anything at all? Why do you parrot everything the party stands for at any given moment (because even that changes from time to time)?

              1. You’re making assumptions.


                Differences?: you follow everything the party tells you.

                Okaaaaay, goose and gander.

                I haven’t changed jobs in 13 years and my son has only been alive for a portion of that.

                Relying of the capriciousness of the job market is no way to count on the assurance of your coverage. Fine, you haven’t changed jobs, but suppose your employer decided to change employees? There’s no guarantee any new employer would provide the same or any coverage at all. If you think that’s just a Democratic talking point, I have news for you.

                Since our interaction is at end, let me just say I hope you are able to find the treatment that benefits your son. My parents, who lived in the Bay Area, had to travel to NYC to find the specialist who could treat my mother’s neurological condition. I’m sure you are considering all possibilities as well, good luck to you.

        3. Bruce, if single payer ever comes to pass, prepare for the avalanche of right wing horror stories of coverage denied, physicians, hospitals run out of business, you name it. You’ve already seen it in them trashing the rest of the industrial world’s universal health care systems, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

          1. Rib, the solution is to gradually expand medicare and keep private insurance. Germany has such a system. Make it a true competition with real consumer choices. That will lower costs.

            1. It’s cute how you talk to yourself as if you’re two distinct people having a conversation.

              Also, please don’t talk with your mouth full.

            2. Bruce, ACA was the first tentative step in that direction. But as long as for-profit entities are part of the picture, costs are are going to be skewed to satisfy the profits their shareholders demand.

              Growing up in a military family, myself and the rest of us had the best government-funded care available. Single payer works.

      2. Specialists don’t even see you anymore, even under a PPO plan. Doctors are not covered anymore.

        That’s bullish!t. Neither I nor anyone I know have had trouble getting specialist care. Beyond the deductible, my doctors are paid through the plan. True, there are some with cash only practices, but that’s not an Obamacare issue, they were well before Obamacare.

        1. How can you say that when it is the situation with me?

          Are you also denying that PPO once meant not having to get a referral, but now has changed under Obamacare?

          I’ve had the same insurance with the same carrier through the same employer year over year for 9 years.

          Year after ACA went into effect, employer benefits provider told us why coverage and access has been reduced.

          You can deny all you want but you can’t deny that by gaining one thing you are losing another. Did you think this was all going to be a big win-win for everyone?

          For everyone to have coverage, the middle/middle upper-class that make up the majority of participants must give up benefits and pay more. I’m not so worried about the pay more part but the access has been a major pain.

          When ACA went into effect, my employer and the benefits provider carved out a special benefit for my child to continue receiving care even though it was available anymore under ACA.

          That lasted a year.

          I don’t respect you at all for stating that my case is quote/unquote ‘B.S.’

          You pretty much have lost all credibility.

          1. What you fail to realize or choose to deny is that coverage fees and health costs were accelerating at a faster rate in the 90s and 2000s before ACA. Making the argument that things are much less bad now is not easy, but that is exactly the case. In addition the ACA also includes a dozen consumer protections which were absent previously. The real impactful change will come when private insurance competes with medicare and government can negotiate wholesale Rx discounts directly with pharma companies. GOP is opposed to both just as they were opposed to medicare in the 60s.

            PS – I hope your son has a full healthy recovery .

          2. How can you say that when it is the situation with me?

            I say because you made your situation into blanket statement about ACA as a whole. Yes, specialists are being seen ( myself, an ENT and dermatologist) and they are being paid. Consequently this:

            Specialists don’t even see you anymore, even under a PPO plan. Doctors are not covered anymore.

            Is bullsh!t

            Grouse e all you want over your situation, the 10s , 100s of thousands who had been denied any kind of care before ACA will gladly trade places with you.

  116. Joe Biden: ‘The three months before I got here, our country was creating roughly 60,000 jobs a month… we’ve been creating on average 500,000 jobs per month’

    By late summer the economy will be roaring. troompie will be forgotten with the exception of the quidiots. LOL.

  117. The real answer to solving the healthcare issue is the free enterprise system that has made the US and Europe the wealthiest countries on earth. Health care is the most heavily regulated industry and look where’s it got us. Anytime the government over regulates and throws money at something, prices explode. College costs have exploded since the government took over student loans.

    The reverse is true when industry is deregulated. Remember when you could buy any phone you wanted as long as it was black and you could call anywhere in the world as long as you were rich. Remember when airlines were regulated and most people couldn’t afford to fly.

    As far as medical coverage is concerned, everyone has it already. Some just don’t pay for it. If an illegal walked into a hospital to deliver a baby and the baby was born with huge medical problems the hospital would spend a million dollars on that baby knowing they won’t get paid. The answer is to make the system efficient so that costs come down and more people can afford better care. Of course, some people will need to be subsidized. You do that by sending them money, not by creating the most expensive system in the world.

    This isn’t rocket science. Free markets have proven themselves over and over and over all around the world. Even in China for gods sake. If we could just get the politics out of it, most people would see the truth.

    1. Just about everything you wrote is cr@pola “free enterprise, loans, deregulation ” . You’re either a supreme liar or embarrassingly dumb. I suspect the latter. Please try to become more intelligent before posting.

      1. Do you have an actual retort? Because you didn’t state one argument against. Not that I agree with him, but your comment is absurd.

      2. Name calling is the only thing your smart enough to do. But if you would like to give it a try, I’m up for an intelligent conversation. For instance if the free market system is the most successful economic system in history, why won’t it work with health care?

        1. free market system is the most successful economic system in history, why won’t it work with health care?

          By its definition the free market produces winners and losers. Don’t believe me, take a tour of rural Mississippi sometime. A “loser” in health care pays with their life. That’s why it’ll never work.

          Other industrial democracies have figured this out. Your posting is indicative why the USA continues to get it backwards.

          1. Of course there are winners and losers as there is in every form of government and in every activity in life. I already stated that those at the bottom will need to be subsidized but it will be less than it currently is because competition will reduce costs.

            The way that socialized medicine controls costs is that they reduce treatments either thru long waits or refuse treatment if it’s too expensive. I don’t understand why people think the government can do a better job with health care when they don’t do better than private industry in anything.

            1. I don’t understand why people think the government can do a better job with health care when they don’t do better than private industry in anything.

              Ask the residents of these countries:


              1.1 Algeria
              1.2 Botswana
              1.3 Burkina Faso
              1.4 Egypt
              1.5 Ghana
              1.6 Mauritius
              1.7 Morocco
              1.8 Rwanda
              1.9 Seychelles
              1.10 South Africa
              1.11 Tunisia

              2 Asia

              2.1 Bhutan
              2.2 China
              2.3 Hong Kong
              2.4 India
              2.5 Indonesia
              2.6 Israel
              2.7 Japan
              2.8 Kuwait
              2.9 Macau
              2.10 Malaysia
              2.11 Maldives
              2.12 Pakistan
              2.13 Philippines
              2.14 Singapore
              2.15 South Korea
              2.16 Sri Lanka
              2.17 Taiwan
              2.18 Thailand

              3 Europe

              3.1 Albania
              3.2 Austria
              3.3 Belgium
              3.4 Bulgaria
              3.5 Croatia
              3.6 Czech Republic
              3.7 Denmark
              3.8 Finland
              3.9 France
              3.10 Georgia
              3.11 Germany
              3.12 Greece
              3.13 Iceland
              3.14 Ireland
              3.15 Italy
              3.16 Luxembourg
              3.17 Netherlands
              3.18 Norway
              3.19 Portugal
              3.20 Romania
              3.21 Russia
              3.22 Serbia
              3.23 Spain
              3.24 Sweden
              3.25 Switzerland
              3.26 Turkey
              3.27 United Kingdom
              3.27.1 England
              3.27.2 Northern Ireland
              3.27.3 Scotland
              3.27.4 Wales
              3.27.5 Crown dependencies
     Isle of Man
     Guernsey / Jersey

              4 North and Central America

              4.1 The Bahamas
              4.2 Canada
              4.3 Costa Rica
              4.4 Cuba
              4.5 Mexico
              4.6 Trinidad and Tobago

              5 South America

              5.1 Argentina
              5.2 Brazil
              5.3 Chile
              5.4 Colombia
              5.5 Peru

              6 Oceania

              6.1 Australia
              6.2 New Zealand


              1. Oh please. You have no idea how well these countries perform. All I ask for is evidence that government controlled health care is better than what a free market can provide, given that the free market out performs the government in all other areas.
                If you’re stuck on government controlled health care is better but you don’t know why. Then okay, conversation over.

              2. Oh please. You have no idea how well these countries perform. All I ask for is evidence that government controlled health care is better than what a free market can provide

                Gee, if only some of that comparison information were readily available. Like on something like the internet. Or how the recipients of that government controlled health care felt about the care they receive? Do they like it? Are they clamoring for a change to a free-market system? How could one ever find out? Maybe on something like the internet.

                76% of Canadians are “very confident” or “moderately confident” that the country’s health care system would be there to provide help and assistance if they had to face an unexpected medical condition.

                researchco – dot – ca/2020/08/18/health-care-canada/

                The National Health Service spends less than half of what Americans spend per person on health care, and yet life expectancy is higher in Britain.

                Defense of the NHS runs straight across the British political spectrum.

                “You wouldn’t find a single leading politician on either the left wing the Labour Party or the right wing in the Conservative Party that would talk about privatizing the NHS,” Murray says. “That would be electoral poison.”

                The NHS polls better than the queen.

                http://www.npr dot org/sections/parallels/2018/03/07/591128836/u-k-hospitals-are-overburdened-but-the-british-love-their-universal-health-care

                France has a longer life expectancy, a lower infant mortality rate, and a higher doctor-to-resident ratio than the United States. The focus on preventative care in France means that after being treated, patients are less likely to need to return for follow-up care (which also mean France spends less on healthcare — about half what the US does). Unlike in the US, the French system actually allows citizens more choice when it comes to treatment, because they don’t have the issue of insurance companies restricting things like which doctors a patient can seek treatment from. “Sécurité Sociale” is funded by the government, but allows everyone in France access to affordable health care, whether you are a citizen, resident, or tourist.

                frenchly dot us/what-exactly-makes-the-french-healthcare-system-so-good/

                With 3.7 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, Italy has one of the highest ratios in the world, in line with much of Europe. It spends a very healthy 9.3% of its GDP on health care and as a result ranks well for performance according to the World Health Organization.

                Spain has an excellent health care system, being rated in 7th place by World Health Organization (WHO) in the World health report published in 2000, and it has a very high ratio of doctors to population (nearly 5 per 1000 people).

                Denmark, public health care system has a reputation for excellent standards and is ranked as 34th in the world by the World Health Organization. Spread across a peninsula and 70 inhabited islands, the country offers free universal treatment to all its citizens. EU residents are entitled to free emergency care if they can produce their European Health Insurance Card — and once registered as Danish citizens — all foreign nationals have access to the public system.

                The standard of health care in Sweden is excellent, being ranked as no. 23 in the world by the World Health Organization. EU-nationals are covered for emergency treatment if they can produce an EHIC but once registered, any resident is entitled to care under the public system, regardless of their country of origin.

                France, with the highest-ranking health care system in the world (according to WHO), there are over 1,000 excellent hospitals, specialist clinics and treatment centres across the country, staffed by a good proportion of a little over 3 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants (comparable with countries like the Netherlands and Australia).

                http://www.aetnainternational dot com/en/about-us/explore/living-abroad/culture-lifestyle/health-care-quality-in-europe-and-scandinavia.html

                What sets Australia apart from the USA (besides better weather and opposite seasons) is the way public health care (Australian Medicare) is guaranteed to everyone. While Medicare is a seniors-only government program in the USA, Australia’s Medicare is a public health insurance available to all.

                The method is the best in the English-speaking world. It works because Australia had a death rate from medical care conditions “50% less than America’s in 2003 and 25% less than the United Kingdom’s”

                /www.umhs-sk dot org/blog/health-care-around-the-world-why-australia-is-1
                So how about the recipients of the USA’s government socialized medicine program? How do they feel about the care that program gives them?

                Most enrollees satisfied with their Medicare coverage. 75 percent of respondents say they are either very satisfied (29 percent) or satisfied (46 percent) with their Medicare coverage.

                Older enrollees are more satisfied with their coverage: 88 percent of respondents 80 years of age or older say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their Medicare coverage, compared to 79 percent of people age 71-79, 71 percent of people age 65-70, and 69 percent of Medicare enrollees under age 65.

                news.ehealthinsurance dot com/_ir/68/20191/eHealth%20Medicare%20Consumer%20Survey%20February%202019.pdf

  118. Back to sports, I sure hope the Niners aren’t coddling any anti-vax knuckleheads like the teams that harbor Cole Beasley, Sam Darnold, Zach Wilson, Montez Sweat, Christian McCaffrey, Kirk Cousins, Harrison Smith, Adam Thielen etc

    “If you want to go back to normal, get vaccinated.” – Bruce Arians.

    1. So if there is a covid outbreak which can be traced back to those players they should be fined and suspended.

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  121. Ribco, The fact that most people are satisfied with their health care including in this country has nothing to do with which is the better system. I have pointed out that a free market system in all other areas is better than a government run system but you have not come up with a single reason to support government run health care. Too many people just go along with the political. talking heads they listen to without really giving any actual thought to the subject.

    1. Life expectancy, infant mortality rates, percentage of GDP spent on health care all consistently outperform our for-profit health care by countries with primary single payer systems. Jesus, why do you think those systems are popular with the citizens that benefit from them? Could it be they don’t have be worried about driven into insolvency if their family suffers a major, and increasingly in our society, minor health concern?

        1. Rib is correct about single payer which makes Kung Fool incorrect. Despite the fact that Medicare-for-all is the best and most cost effective system, we should still keep a duel medicare and private insurance system. Reason being, private insurance is so entrenched in our country with employers, unions and local governments. Expanding medicare will put enormous pressure on them to reform and cut costs. 20 years down the line they will consolidate into 2-3 nationwide HMO/PPOs and most people will eventually opt for medicare.

          Kung Fool keeps repeating ‘free market ” and attempting to equate healthcare insurance to the evolution of cell phones. The problems of course is that with new technologies after an initial developmental period there is a supply /demand balance. Furthermore if prices are at a level which are not within an individuals budget , they can merely not purchase and it wont kill them.

          The opposite is true with private health insurance. The demand is through the roof and the supply is limited and meager. Most HMO/PPO are publicly traded companies. That means they are under tremendous pressure to increase revenues and profits or their shareholders will revolt. So how can a HMO increase profits?

          1. Add more customers.
          2. Deny coverage to people who have insurance.
          3. Increase rates on people who have insurance.

          Adding customers is laborious but denying coverage and increasing rates are simply a matter of sending a 3 sentence email. Also, unlike a new cell phone, individuals have little or no recourse but pay higher rates. This is why most industrial countries have either a solely single payer system or a hybrid system which I prefer.

          Full disclosure: I worked as an analyst for an investment bank and covered Bio-technology.

          1. “Despite the fact that Medicare-for-all is the best and most cost effective system”.
            Just laughable. Since when has any government programs been the best or most cost effective?

            “Kung Fool keeps repeating ‘free market ” and attempting to equate healthcare insurance to the evolution of cell phones”. Do you ever tell the truth? I’ve never mentioned insurance or cell phones.

            1. Yesterday the Kung Fool wrote : Kung Fool keeps repeating ‘free market ” and attempting to equate healthcare insurance to the evolution of cell phones”. Do you ever tell the truth? I’ve never mentioned insurance or cell phones.

              Oh my. On 6/19 Kung Fool wrote : The real answer to solving the healthcare issue is the free enterprise system that has made the US and Europe the wealthiest countries on earth. The reverse is true when industry is deregulated. Remember when you could buy any phone you wanted as long as it was black and you could call anywhere in the world as long as you were rich.


              1. It would be nice to have a rational conversation on healthcare but I can see you aren’t capable of it.

            2. Just laughable. Since when has any government programs been the best or most cost effective?

              The current Medicare system for one.

              To measure the administrative costs for Medicare, we turned to the 2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds — the document prepared by Medicare’s fiscal overseers.

              The trustees’ summary listed total Medicare expenditures of $678.7 billion for 2016, of which $9.2 billion was characterized as “administrative expenses.” That works out to 1.4 percent

              Average insurers’ overhead costs are about 12.4 percent, according to an April 2017 Annals of Internal Medicine article by Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein. A February report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research totaled overhead costs for private individual and employer based plans at 12.3 percent in 2015. And America’s Health Insurance Plans found that 17.8 cents of every premium dollar goes to operating costs.


              The blinders of anti-government hatred is a pretty sad thing.

        2. You are arguing against the current system, not against a free market system.

          Fu, what you are not taking into account is, when faced with a health emergency for themselves or their loved ones people will go to any any means to acquire that. Our own Gulshan – “And believe me I’m willing to sell the house, anything if needed.” The more desperate someone is for goods and services the more uneven the playing field in a unregulated playing field (also see the history of black markets and price gouging of basic commodities following natural catastrophes).

          There are arguments over whether a free market system is a zero-sum game – someone’s gains is equal to someone’s losses (and considering American billionaire wealth is twice the amount of wealth held by the bottom 50 percent of households, I’m definitely in the zero-sum camp). A completely unregulated health delivery system would run roughshod over all except those who could pony up the highest compensation for those services.

          1. It appears you are arguing against the free market system that has created the wealthiest countries in the world and has made China the fastest growing economy for the past few decades. It appears you are a socialist and no amount of history or observing the obvious is going to change your mind.

            The free market is all about competition. Competition is what provides better service and better prices. Only government run systems have no competition.

            1. I’m all for the free market system. Personally I’ve done well within that system. But a regulated free market system that flattens the curves between the winners and losers that is the obvious outcome of such a system. You must be as well, talking up the Chinese system as you are.

            2. Also, those “wealthiest countries in the world”, including that of “fastest growing economy for the past few decades” all have a government run or a government/private national healthcare system (even those hybrid systems guarantee coverage). They are not letting the unregulated free market touch that. You see, despite the right wing knee jerk slur “socialist”, there is room for socialism in the wealthiest of economies.

  122. Covid Delta variant is spreading rapidly in Red States which have unusually low vaccination rates. Hospitals and ICU are filling back up. No one could have predicted this- LOL. Come winter they will be back in lockdown.


  123. In 2019 troompy directed his lawyers ( the few who weren’t indicted) and justice department officials to investigate if anything could be done to stop SNL and late night comics from mocking him. This is real. what a pathetic , weak , sad little man. LOL

  124. Here’s Kung Fool’s free market in healthcare at play.

    California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra couldn’t agree more. The state’s top cop is suing Sutter, accusing one of the nation’s biggest health systems of systematically overcharging patients and illegally driving out competition in Northern California.

    For years, economists and researchers have warned of the dangers posed by large health systems across the country that are gobbling up hospitals, surgery centers and physicians’ offices — enabling them to limit competition and hike prices.

  125. A striking new report from CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom alleges that Gov. Gavin Newsom made false and misleading statements related to wildfire prevention efforts in the state of California.
    CapRadio, which is the NPR affiliate in Sacramento, obtained data that shows Newsom has dramatically overstated the level of preventative work that has been done in advance of what is widely expected to be a challenging fire season.
    The four biggest findings from the report are:
    Newsom overstated the number of acres treated with fuel breaks and prescribed burns by 690%. He claimed 90,000 acres have been treated after he signed an executive order authorizing burns on 35 priority projects, but CapRadio reports the actual acreage number is 11,399.

    The number of acres Cal Fire treated in 2020 — the most destructive fire season in California history — was half of what it was in 2019.

    Newsom slashed $150 million from Cal Fire’s wildfire prevention budget in 2020.

    Several wildfire experts say the state has done nowhere near enough to be prepared for the 2021 wildfire season.

    The CapRadio report states that Newsom’s office did not respond to “multiple requests for comment over the course of two weeks.” Newsom has repeatedly touted the 90,000 acre figure in public appearances and press releases.
    Cal Fire chief Tom Porter did talk to CapRadio, and per the report, “acknowledged the figures cited by Newsom were incorrect and took responsibility for the governor’s misstatements.”
    CapRadio’s report comes at a time California Democrats are working to accelerate the timeline for Newsom’s recall election in an attempt to hold the election before wildfire and power blackout season. Elected Democrats have openly acknowledged the threat wildfire season could pose to Newsom’s political fortunes.

  126. OH SNAP… LOL

    Red states lead economic recovery, giving GOP ammo against Biden’s spending plans

    Policymakers are divided over whether conservative governors’ policies on Covid-19 restrictions are actually helping their economies or if their states’ industries simply didn’t fall as far behind during the pandemic.

    As of April, Hawaii’s economic activity is 13 percent below where it was in January 2020, according to the index. Activity in Nevada and New York is also still down near 10 percent compared to before the pandemic. Florida, down just 1 percent, is doing better.

    But states including Utah, Idaho, South Dakota and Nebraska that rely largely on food processing and manufacturing — industries deemed essential and required to stay open during the pandemic — are getting back to normal much more quickly.

    “What we’re seeing is the states that were down the most at the beginning are still down the most, and those were basically the states that rely most on travel,” said Michael Ettlinger, founding director of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. “There’s just more destruction, if you will, in those states, and it’s just going to take longer to come back.”

    The edge that GOP-led states such as Georgia, Mississippi, Arizona, and Missouri enjoy in rebounding from the pandemic has fueled Republican attacks against Biden’s policies.

    More than two dozen GOP governors have moved to end supplemental unemployment benefits funded by the federal government, citing labor shortages they say are triggered by the generosity. In Congress, Republican lawmakers are using a similar argument against Biden’s plans to spend $4 trillion shoring up the nation’s infrastructure and expanding social programs.

    “Our focus should be rebuilding the economy as quickly as possible, not subsidizing it,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), who cited the extension of unemployment benefits as a reason for voting against an aid package pushed through by Democrats in March.

    Mike Rounds
    “Our focus should be rebuilding the economy as quickly as possible, not subsidizing it,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). | Alex Brandon/AP Photo
    Some economists say it’s unclear if generous unemployment benefits are a factor keeping jobs from being filled.

    A June analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce itself found the ratio of available workers to job openings is about what it was pre-pandemic. Before Covid, “businesses were struggling to fill openings because the available workers lacked the skills businesses needed,” senior economist Curtis Dubay wrote. “That issue persists now.”

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    1. Okay, but you learn how to spell, first.

      I’m tired of your blue state public education getting in the way of a good debate.

      1. Because internet posting boards are known for their decorum, punctuation, grammar and spell check, amirite?

      2. B2/Fool, you are not a serious person are you? Humans sometimes type fast and transpose words. I am guilty of not always proof reading. On a side note, have you considered trying to date one of your other personas? I have a feeling you guys would have a great time together.

  128. First, this is a lot to pay for a rookie quarterback. This is a “generational talent” kind of price, what you pay for the sort of unicorn who appears and is so dazzling that you’d offer almost anything to acquire him.

  129. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Republicans accused Democrats of acting unfairly Monday as state lawmakers passed a bill aimed at moving up Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall date.

    “The conclusion is inescapable that Gavin Newsom is cheating in the recall and this Legislature is his willing accomplice,” said Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, who is considering running in the contest.

    The proposal, now headed to Newsom’s desk, would allow the recall to proceed at least 30 days earlier than under existing state law. Democrats hope to take advantage of what they view as favorable conditions for Newsom as the state moves on from the worst days of the pandemic and related restrictions.

    Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting acknowledged the bill will “ensure that this recall election happens as soon as possible” and said that’s something the recall’s supporters should want.

    Recall organizers collected 1.7 million signatures in support of recalling Newsom, and he’ll face an election later this year. Without the recall, he’d next face voters in 2022 for a regularly scheduled reelection.

    This marks the second time Democrats are changing the rules in hopes of helping their own. Four years ago, they added new steps to the recall process as a state senator faced a removal vote. At the time, they hoped to slow things down so the vote would align with the next primary. The changes gave voters who signed the recall petition 30 business days to remove their signatures and set a process for state finance officials and lawmakers to estimate and review election costs.

    Democrats’ proposal would essentially bypass the legislative review process so long as lawmakers set aside money for counties to pay for the cost of the election. The state Department of Finance already sought a cost estimate from counties and lawmakers plan to approve $215 million to cover the local expense.

    The bill also gives $35 million to the secretary of state, and Republican lawmakers questioned how it would be spent. They pointed to a controversial $35 million contract the office signed last year for voter outreach with a firm linked to President Joe Biden’s campaign. The legislation approved Monday says the money would be spent “to support statewide and county costs of the 2021 gubernatorial recall election,” but provides no details on whether it could be used to hire an outside firm.

    “Here we go again. You know this just reeks of partisanship and we need to stop that,” Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen said.

    With no legislative review, Democratic Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, a Newsom supporter, will be able to set an election date sooner. County clerks have said they need until at least Sept. 14 to be ready.

    Those who want to speed things up believe the longer the wait until voters cast their ballots, the more risk of problems arising for Newsom Recent polls show Newsom in a strong position to keep his seat.

    Republicans said Newsom’s party is trying to manipulate the election.

    “It is an attempt to put a thumb on the scale, to try to obtain a partisan outcome for one side,” said GOP Assemblyman Vince Fong.

    It’s common for lawmakers in states that allow recalls to fiddle with election laws, but it usually happens after the contest is done, not before or during it, said Joshua Spivak, a recall elections expert. And efforts to manipulate election timing don’t always work, he noted, pointing to California state Sen. Josh Newman, who lost his 2018 recall election despite Democrats’ rule changes.

    “That really suggested maybe we don’t know what we’re doing. You’re playing with fire by doing that,” said Spivak, who is a senior fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College and runs the Recall Elections Blog.

    He speculated the change could backfire because an earlier election gives Democrats less time to motivate their voters. Republicans were behind the recall effort and gathered more than 1.7 million signatures. They say their voters are energized.

    The bill makes other changes sought by county clerks specific to mail ballots and vote centers. All counties will be required to mail voters a ballot.

    Nathan Click, a spokesman for Newsom’s campaign, didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment about whether the campaign had communicated with Democratic lawmakers about the recall timing.

  130. Houston 911 call center shut down for hours due to electrical outage. If it weren’t for Federal Gas subsidies TX would be 3rd world.

  131. Who will be the first to flip? My guess is Jivanka. Daughter wife received millions in illegal compensation for being a very special daughter to troompy. The gig is up. LOL

    1. LOL all this talk about Trump’s team (and the legend himself) getting indicted and thrown behind bars.

      Yet, libtard favorite Michael Avenatti who you blindly believed through all the Stormy Daniels nonsense is the one who winds up in prison.

      Who would have guessed?? LOL

      1. Michael Avenatti

        So you agree no one’s above the law, right? I’ll keep that in mind when a certain crime family whose time in the barrel is coming up soon.

        Stormy Daniels nonsense

        $130K. That’s some expensive nonsense.

        1. Gavin Nuisance actually admitted sleeping with his campaign manager’s wife. What, he apologized?

            1. Awesome ??

              Thanks for making my point.

              Can Hitler’s men simply apologize on his behalf? It’s that simple for you dick eating libtards. Get that stench out of your mouth Ribico

              1. Hitler? You’ve gone full MTG on us. Better be careful, the government vaccination brown shirts are coming to your door, demanding your bibles.

      2. After several days off with the family in delightful Lake Tahoe , I return to find that B2 insists on making a fool of himself. Foolio, do you really want me to make a list of the all of the troompy associates past and present who have been incarcerated , indicted, under investigation, soon to be indicted … Low-lifes and crooks are drawn to other low-lifes and crooks.

        1. For details, see a long account on the front page of Friday’s Washington Post. Under the plan, a New York gallery will keep secret the identities of those paying up to $500,000 for his novice pieces, but of course this wouldn’t stop the buyer from letting Hunter know who just bought his art or from turning up later as Hunter’s guest at a White House event.

          All of this is magnificently obvious on its own terms, but even more so in light of the ludicrously detailed, well-documented revelations from the Hunter Biden laptop published over the last nine months by the New York Post and Britain’s Daily Mail.

          To avoid knowing the truth so you don’t have to report it is not good reporting. This has been the approach of other media, or was until last month when the Washington Post’s resident “fact checker,” Glenn Kessler, in a hilariously neurotic piece, apparently forced on him only because of his previous swallowing of Biden denials, finally confirmed some of the New York Post’s reporting.

          To wit, the vice president made an “unscheduled” stop at a private restaurant dinner in April 2015 where Hunter was hosting an official of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Understand: If Hunter’s role on Burisma’s board was to make the company a hot potato for Ukrainian corruption investigators, the vice president’s stop-by succeeded instantly in turning the administration’s Ukraine policy into a hostage to Burisma avoiding prosecution.

          Mr. Kessler writes a sentence that would fascinate Dr. Freud: “When we looked into it, there was less to the story than one might imagine.” He never specifies who “one” is or what one “imagines,” but the Washington Post confirms the New York Post story in toto.

          Let the dam break. The New York tabloid’s reporting, and that of the Daily Mail, which also has the laptop data, is everything journalism aspires to be, based on transparently obtained, contemporaneous documentation, not on somebody’s after-the-fact recollection or spin. Their reporting makes the average Bob Woodward book look like the product of ouija-board reporting.

          Mr. Kessler and others use the excuse that the tabloids won’t share the laptop data, as if they should surrender their scoops to their haughtier brethren. But as Mr. Kessler demonstrates, other outlets are perfectly free to follow up by going to sources and asking questions, seeking documents. Watergate would not have unraveled if other papers didn’t follow up, and sometimes correct, the Washington Post’s revelations. Good places to start would be evidence of Mr. Biden’s lending the trappings of the vice presidency to Hunter’s effort to curry favor with Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Miguel Alemán Velasco, or of Hunter’s use of his business income to pay his father’s personal phone and home-improvement bills.

          Other news outlets are not obliged to adopt the tabloids’ framing. They can interpret the pattern as Washington complexities as usual or as Mr. Biden’s indulgence of a particularly troubled son. But ignoring a story you know to be true in hopes your readers will believe it’s not true is not the job our “newspapers of record” signed up for.

          All this takes on a sicklier coloration when you recall how the media coverup started: when 50 former intelligence officials, led by Obama administration veterans, claimed the laptop story had “all the earmarks of Russian disinformation.” They had no evidence and, worse, were prostituting their professional judgment. To create a plausible fake laptop, with a plausible index of files, plausible time stamps, plausible browser history, thousands of plausible photos, text messages, emails and other documents would be beyond the Kremlin and laughably disproportionate to any aim the Kremlin might hope to achieve.

          The intelligence officials knew it. They were lying to the American public to influence an election. It’s hard to imagine a Ben Bradlee or Abe Rosenthal being party to this, or trying to pretend the laptop doesn’t exist. It’s hard to imagine them sitting still for the government’s stonewalling over the shooting of Ashli Babbitt or the death of Officer Brian Sicknick or the dubious Russian intelligence that remains the open secret of the FBI’s chaotic intervention in the 2016 election.

          Much excellent reporting is still done by our big-time news organizations but can you trust them when you know they are also hiding news from you? Once you did not start from the presumption that members of the press were conformist lickspittles. Now you are stuck with the default presumption that they probably are.

          1. All of this is magnificently obvious on its own terms, but even more so in light of the ludicrously detailed, well-documented revelations from the Hunter Biden laptop published over the last nine months by the New York Post and Britain’s Daily Mail.

            Still grasping at the Hunter laptop? LOLOLOLOLOL

            shooting of Ashli Babbitt

            A few more insurrectionists should be shot. Just as a warning to the legion of would-be hillbilly MAGA traitors out there.

              1. Did you learn that from the WSJ editorial page too?

                Hunter Biden’s laptop…. LMAO. Does it have Hillary’s emails on it to??? LOLOLOL

          2. Since you love quoting from the WSJ opinion page as much as you do expressing your sexual and scatological depravities, here’s one for you.

            In concise summary, on Wednesday the leader of the executive branch incited a crowd to march on the legislative branch. The express goal was to demand that Congress and Vice President Mike Pence reject electors from enough states to deny Mr. Biden an Electoral College victory. When some in the crowd turned violent and occupied the Capitol, the President caviled and declined for far too long to call them off. When he did speak, he hedged his plea with election complaint.

            This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election. It was also an assault on the legislature from an executive sworn to uphold the laws of the United States. This goes beyond merely refusing to concede defeat. In our view it crosses a constitutional line that Mr. Trump hasn’t previously crossed. It is impeachable.


            1. Former Obama Ethics Chief: Hunter Biden Art-Selling Arrangement ‘Perfect Mechanism for Funneling Bribes’

              Caroline DowneyJuly 9, 2021 10:26 PM

              During an appearance on CNN on Friday, former Obama-era Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub called the White House’s arrangement allowing Hunter Biden to sell his art “the perfect mechanism for funneling bribes” to the president.

              Shaub’s statement comes amid the development that the White House crafted a deal under which the price tags of Hunter Biden’s artwork sales, some listing as high as $500,000, will be obscured from the artist to prevent ethical violations.

              Per the contract, New York gallery owner Georges Bergès will set the prices for the art and also will conceal related records such as prospective bidders and buyers. Bergès has promised to refuse extraordinary offers far exceeding the asking price or those that he deems suspect, sources first told the Washington Post.

              The president’s son’s art sale, expected to be held this fall, has been subject to criticism amid concerns that the market he’s dabbling in has a reputation for corruption and shady business activity.

              “They have outsourced government ethics to an art dealer. She mentioned industry standards,” Shaub said in reference to comments by White House press secretary Jen Psaki. “It’s an industry that’s notorious for money laundering. There’s no standards in that industry,” he said during the interview.

              “The idea that they’re going to flag any overly priced offers — well, this is art that hasn’t even been juried into a community art sale. How are they going to decide what’s unreasonable when they’ve already priced it in the range of $75,000 to $500,000 for a first outing? This is just preposterous and very disappointing,” the Obama official said.

              Psaki said during a press briefing Friday that Biden has every right to pursue a new career like any other previous president’s child. She said the White House’s appointing itself the intermediary in the arrangement would help the Biden family avoid running afoul of ethics concerns. Shaub disputed that.

              When asked for his opinion on the White House decision, Shaub replied, “They’ve absolutely made it worse, for two reasons. One: What they’ve done is ensure that neither you nor I nor anyone watching this show will know who buys the art unless they share it publicly.

              “There’s nothing we can do to monitor to make sure that Hunter Biden or anyone in the White House doesn’t find out that the dealer keeps his or her promise, that the buyers don’t call the White House, ask for a meeting, and say ‘Hey, I just bought the president’s son’s art for $500,000,’” he added.

              Ethics experts have contended that Hunter Biden’s artwork wouldn’t have had the enormous price tag if not for his last name and family connection to the sitting executive. They have suggested that the buyers of his creations are unlikely to be real art-appreciating connoisseurs or collectors but rather individuals looking to purchase clout, preferential treatment, and influence.

              “It’s got the absolute appearance that he’s profiting off his father’s fame. He’s not selling under a pseudonym, he’s not waiting until his father’s out of office, and he’s not selling at any price comparable to what other first-time artists are selling,” Shaub said.

              “The problem is, now they’ve set a precedent for the next president. And even if you happen to trust Joe Biden, what if the next president has the character of a Donald Trump? This would be a perfect mechanism for funneling bribes to that president,” the former ethics head concluded.

              Hunter Biden is already entrenched in a number of scandals and investigations, including one into his allegedly falsifying a firearm application form, his foreign business dealings, and his tax filings.

              1. Here’s a clue for you. Outside of your cohort of brain damaged nitwit MAGATs, nobody gives AF about Hunter Biden.

              2. Dude, I hope this is just an internet persona and you aren’t this pathetic in real life. I’d hate to be any of your family members.

    1. Awesome. This is about as random as a BLJPH (or whatever he’s calling himself these days) posting.

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