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Noted in Passing: Wave of Lynchings in the United States Comes to a Screeching Halt

Corn Pop can finally come out of the cabanas at the pool and grow a neck beard. What a relief. 

(I wonder. Does this statute make it a hate crime to string up and burn Biden effigies? How about Biden Piñatas?)

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  • jwm March 30, 2022, 1:57 PM

    That’s our Joe!
    Sharp as a marble.


  • KCK March 30, 2022, 2:13 PM

    No lynching? Now we’ll have to move to a country where they allow lynching. Lynching without hate, because: we’re not animals.


  • Jack March 30, 2022, 2:25 PM

    In re the vid of doofus falling down the ladder of AF1. It could happen.

    In re the other thing. I’m thrilled that it is now against the law to lynch someone. Great news but it comes many years too late. Bidet is so, so, so…pra’gressiv’

  • ThisIsNotNutella March 30, 2022, 2:46 PM

    Retrograde step if you ask me. And even if you don’t.

  • Rob Muir March 30, 2022, 3:04 PM

    Where’s Chevy Chase when you really, really need him?

  • Mike Seyle March 30, 2022, 3:11 PM

    I guess Ghislaine Maxwell will survive after all.

    • Vanderleun March 30, 2022, 3:14 PM


  • Lance de Boyle March 30, 2022, 3:22 PM

    Geez. First they got rid of dodge ball. Now lynching. Where will it end?

    “making lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in American history.”
    You’d think that the hanging part would be enough. But, noooo. It’s the hate.
    “Hey, did you guys hate the fella you hanged?”
    “No, not really. We was just, you know, bored.”
    “Okay, then. But don’t do that any more. Maybe go bowling, or something.”
    “Fine. No problem. Hey, guys. Let’s go bowling.”
    “Okay, but first let’s hang this peckerheead.”

  • Dirk March 30, 2022, 3:59 PM

    The Delaware Douche knows after his trial for treason,,,,, he gets hung, o well the other choice is the firing squad. Either way traitors need to be held accountable.

  • John A. Fleming March 30, 2022, 4:14 PM

    This law is to provide some level of protection for the DC denizens, should the citizens outside the Beltway ever become sufficiently irate. All those online jokes about lampposts and such are now Federal offenses. I guess the psychos destroying our country feel the walls closing in on them, and are trying to get a little extra time for their looting before they skedaddle.

    • Terry March 30, 2022, 4:21 PM

      Precisely the way I perceive the new, old Joe anti lynching proclamation. When the heat is up I imagine there will be many, many ropes stretched.

      • ghostsniper March 30, 2022, 5:12 PM

        They haven’t made trailer hitches illegal yet. Or diesel.

    • John A. Fleming March 30, 2022, 5:17 PM

      The tex of this bill is “Whoever conspires with another person to violate section 245, 247, or 249 of this title or section 901 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631) shall be punished in the same manner as a completed violation of such section, except that if the maximum term of imprisonment for such completed violation is less than 10 years, the person may be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.”.

      So, as I said, if someone else makes a joke about it, never agree with it verbally or in text, cuz then you’ll be guilty of conspiracy, and get the same sentence as if you did the deed itself, the “completed violation”.

    • Dirk March 31, 2022, 8:42 AM

      This will never beat one’s constitutional rights to free speech. Threw it, around it, thru the middle, The constitution’s always been the punching bag of the left since the beginning.

      Yet its the Law of the Land.

      The constitutions doing it intended job. The real problem is judicial activism from the bench. Case Law, was never the law, it’s individual liberal judges making a standing law, their version of.

  • John the River March 30, 2022, 5:13 PM

    It’s been a boring week, I’ve been self quarantining since I developed a simple head cold then suddenly lost my sense of smell. Oops!
    The drugstore home Covid test was a puzzle, you get a black or gray line it’s covid. I got a black dot.
    What’s that mean?
    At least this gave me an excuse not to watch the Oscars last Sunday last my girlfriend.
    April is coming!

    • Snakepit Kansas March 31, 2022, 4:04 AM

      A black dot merely means you have the plague. You will be fine. Remember that Bourbon kills germs on contact.

  • Vengeance March 30, 2022, 5:23 PM

    Wasn’t waterboarding outlawed too?

    No problem. If you kerosene instead, they can’t call it waterboarding.

  • KCK March 30, 2022, 6:08 PM

    On a note of reality, here, we won’t see justice ever again until some political figure with a backbone says: end this “hate crime” baloney. If they hooked an emotion-sensor up to my brain I’d commit probably 50 hate crimes daily. Before lunch. Actual illegal crimes? Who knows but not very damn many. And 99% of those without any hate nor spite.

  • John A. Fleming March 30, 2022, 6:31 PM

    My apologies to all of you, here I am flogging this topic. This so-called “anti-lynching” bill is nothing of the sort. It’s false advertising. It just extends the feds’ favorite go-to crime, conspiracy, to speech that can be construed to deny anyone their civil rights. If the act results in death in all those other sections, (245, 247, 249, 901), there’s no statute of limitations. If there’s only injury or attempt, then it’s seven years SoL. But with that language above for this new law, whenever two or more people discuss these things outlawed in all the other sections, then it must be judged as if the deed was completed. Which means there’s no SoL for one guy saying “String ’em up!”, and another guy going “Yeah!”. Yeesh. That must mean that for proprietors of websites, they must now update their comment filters for the following words: string, rope, lamppost, necktie, piano wire, trailer hitch, shoot, shot, beat up, flog, etc., lest they be adjudged guilty of a federal conspiracy.
    More Newspeak, outlaw words until it becomes only possible to express Party-approved thoughts.

    • Univ of Saigon 68 March 31, 2022, 6:28 AM

      Excellent analysis. Thanks.

  • Nori March 30, 2022, 8:42 PM

    Thank you Mr Fleming,yes,this “anti-lynching law” is simply more cover for their own horrifically guilty asses.
    Law? Laws? Which one(s) apply to which currently favored in-group?

    It’s like your brain attempting to think in a cement mixer full of nuts,bolts,and LSD.

    • Jack March 31, 2022, 7:22 AM

      Naw, I don’t think so. This law, 100 years too late, is specifically designed to provide succor wild eyed tribal buffoons, and the politicians who adore them, who still actually believe that they are threatened by menses with ropes. Lynching is so passe’….well, except in Iran, maybe.

  • 1964 Forever March 30, 2022, 10:36 PM

    But is Bull Connor (D) still standing by the segregated fountain with a high pressure hose?

  • Bill in Tennessee March 31, 2022, 6:13 AM

    The Biden fall from AF-1 “isn’t real” you say? Maybe it’s just a preview of coming attractions. As to the anti-lynching law, I’m betting they passed it out of fear that when We The People finally discover what they’ve been up to for the last few decades, they might hope that this law will protect them. Well… all I can say is, the French Aristocracy never saw it coming either.

  • Univ of Saigon 68 March 31, 2022, 6:33 AM

    It’s about damn time. Now on to keelhauling, tar and feathering, breaking on the wheel, and regicide.

  • Bilderback March 31, 2022, 8:38 AM

    Everyone is missing the point. Lynching has always been illegal but now, it’s really bad if you lynch someone with hatred in your heart, demonstrating animus towards them. You’ll likely be ostracized. See the difference? It’s MORE illegal but have no fear, they still won’t kill you back.

    • Dirk March 31, 2022, 8:46 AM

      Bilderback, amusing observation.

  • James ONeil March 31, 2022, 10:10 AM

    I would like to see everyone in Washington, all government personnel, plus the media, corporate leaders, pharmaceutical company employees, academics, get what they deserve.

    OK I gotta admit, that sentence is pure hate speech.

  • John A. Fleming March 31, 2022, 5:11 PM

    Ok guys, my double apologies, I totally messed up navigating the US Congress webpages and quoted the wrong lynching bill. The real bill just signed into law is here, and the criminal code it modifies is here.

    Near as I can make out and summarize: the change now subjects anyone who conspires to (249-specified) “hate crimes”, or kidnapping, or aggravated sexual abuse, or attempt to kill; if the deed itself performed by one or more of the conspirators results in death or serious bodily injury, anybody who was part of the conspiracy can get up to 30 years.

    Even weirder than before. I thought that being accessory to a crime already got a person a sentence, now it’s also anyone who is aware of the conspiracy but doesn’t try and stop it, can get prison time and fines, 0-30 years as determined by federal sentencing guidelines.

    The second part “Other Conspiracies”, covers kidnapping, rape, killing. Nothing about that hate stuff.

    Consider the movie “The Ox-bow Incident”. At the end the sheriff told the guys that they were all going to be arrested and tried for their parts in the hanging. This has the effect of giving power to the Federals that if they don’t like the state courts outcome, they get to do it over in Federal court. Section 249 says, C) the verdict or sentence obtained pursuant to State charges left demonstratively unvindicated the Federal interest in eradicating bias-motivated violence; or
    (D) a prosecution by the United States is in the public interest and necessary to secure substantial justice.
    . How is this not double jeopardy?