Prepare for another busy political week by starting with Monday’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy watching Pete Buttigieg flail for an answer after ABC’s Linsey Davis calls him out for black people being four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites while Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend. They also hammer the Chinese government after the Justice Department indicts four Chinese military figures for the 2017 Equifax hack that compromised the information of more than 145 million people. And they react to more bizarre statements from Joe Biden over this past weekend and wonder whether his campaign is just stumbling right now or whether it’s on the brink of imploding.

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  1. kedavis Member

    I’m not a supporter of Buttigieg. But let’s be realistic. Isn’t arresting violent black people, to protect non-violent black people, actually the way it’s supposed to work for ALL races?

    And what happens to a mayor who DOESN’T arrest violent black people, to protect non-violent black people?

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    • February 10, 2020, at 7:15 PM PST
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  2. Arahant Member

    Biden ain’t a stutterer.

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    • February 10, 2020, at 7:47 PM PST
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  3. Mister Dog Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’m not a supporter of Buttigieg. But let’s be realistic. Isn’t arresting violent black people, to protect non-violent black people, actually the way it’s supposed to work for ALL races?

    And what happens to a mayor who DOESN’T arrest violent black people, to protect non-violent black people?

    Apparently, according to the left he proves he’s not a racist.

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    • February 10, 2020, at 8:55 PM PST
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  4. kedavis Member

    Well according to SOME of the left, anyway. And probably a lot of “black leaders” such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. I suspect the rest – likely 90% or more – probably DO want to be protected from the violent ones. Which could explain why Trump gets a larger share of the vote than previous GOP candidates.

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    • February 10, 2020, at 11:36 PM PST
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  5. milkchaser Member
    milkchaser Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The best Democrat presidents talk without saying anything. clinton – Obama. This is not new.

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    • February 11, 2020, at 5:36 AM PST
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    Mister Dog (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’m not a supporter of Buttigieg. But let’s be realistic. Isn’t arresting violent black people, to protect non-violent black people, actually the way it’s supposed to work for ALL races?

    And what happens to a mayor who DOESN’T arrest violent black people, to protect non-violent black people?

    Apparently, according to the left he proves he’s not a racist.

    This is really an argument about the nature of reality.

    Conservatives point out that the reason more black people get involved with the justice system is that black people have a higher crime rate than whites or Asian Americans.

    Progressives assert that it is axiomatically impossible for blacks to have a higher crime rate than other groups; to assert otherwise is racist. The statistics are the product of a racist criminal justice system and are therefore disregarded. Progressive ideology trumps reality.

    This explains the policy of the Obama Education Department toward school discipline. That black kids were being disciplined more often than other kids was proof of racism among public school teachers and administrators, not a symptom of the collapse of the black family.

    Schools were required to play affirmative action games with school discipline to “get the numbers right”. The only way to do this was to punish white kids and not punish black kids, for the same acts.

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    • February 11, 2020, at 8:00 AM PST
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  7. kedavis Member

    Maybe fewer would end up facing criminal charges and prison, if they had been held accountable when younger.

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    • February 11, 2020, at 3:46 PM PST
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