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Monday, January 30, 2023

Highlights of the News


ORIGINAL POST: Highlights of the News has ended.

I cannot do it every day and do Substack as well. I am too old to be burning my candle at both ends.

So now I have completed my move to Substack. A subscription -- paid or free -- gets a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay delivered to your email at 7 AM Mondays through Saturdays.

Sound familiar?

I am not abandoning readers. I am giving readers a better blog.

It is up to you whether you pay for it or read it free. 

I thank one and all -- every reader, every commentator -- for your support. We have been through some pain and many, many joys together.

But this is not the end.

Please follow me at Substack because the columns there are better. This was Saturday's column.

By the way, Similar Web ranked this blog No. 1,074 among U.S. news media and publishers in October.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail ranked 1,344. 

Then I began the move to Substack.

No hard feelings. Just a lot of laughter.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Highlights of the News January 28

ITEM 1: Robert W Malone MD, MS, reported, "Project Veritas has broken Pfizer's Gain-of-Function Research Program Wide Open.

"Pfizer's research is dangerous, immoral and must be shut down now."

Friday, January 27, 2023

Highlights of the News January 27

ITEM 1: Trump tweeted to end the war in Ukraine. The peacemaker is the guy they warned us would start World War III.

He didn't but maybe Biden, the guy they replaced him with, will.

ITEM 2: Truth About Guns reported, "After Two Mass Shootings, California Rep. Judy Chu Demands Gun Control Laws That Are Already On the Books."

Note to journalists, if I have to tell readers, "this is not the Babylon Bee," you are doing it right.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Highlights of the News January 26

ITEM 1: WFLA reported, "The College Board, the non-profit organization that designs and manages the Advanced Placement courses in the United States, announced the rejected pilot program of their AP African American Studies course would be updated.

"The course was recently rejected from use in the state of Florida, with state officials saying the proposed study course 'lacks educational value and historical accuracy.'"

Daniel Greenfield reported earlier, "'Rape the White Girls' Poet Included in Florida’s Black AP Course.

"'We are all beautiful (except white people, they are full of, and made of s__t).'"

I shudder thinking what students did for extra credit.

ITEM 2: Zero Hedge reported, "Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered."

Who could have predicted this?

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Highlights of the News January 25

ITEM 1: Revolver reported, "Trump maintains commanding lead in primary poll with 55 percent support… DeSantis at 29 percent… Nikki Haley at 3 percent…"

Emerson College poll.

ITEM 2: Breitbart reported, "Olympic sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson posted a series of videos that she claims prove an American Airlines flight attendant harassed her. Still, the way her fellow passengers cheered during her removal from the flight seems to show few agreed with her complaints.

"The embattled Olympian posted her video to Instagram in which she immediately accused a flight attendant of harassing her when he walked by and let her know it was time to turn electronic items off because the plane was preparing to take off."

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Highlights of the News January 24

ITEM 1: M&M's have fired their woke, diverse and inclusive spokescandies in favor of hiring Maya Rudolph as the brand's new spokesperson and Chief of Fun.

Woke ain't fun.

Via Marketing Dive, the company said, "America, let’s talk. In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokecandies. We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the internet. But now we get it — even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing. Which was the last thing M&M’s wanted since we’re all about bringing people together."

I liked M&Ms better when they melted in your mouth, not on your politics.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Highlights of the News January 23

Today's Substack column, "So irrelevant they won't stop talking about him," is open to all subscribers and readers. Please enjoy it.

ITEM 1: The New York Post reported, "Nancy Pelosi reportedly summons priests to exorcise home of evil spirits."

But her husband Paul still refuses to leave. 

ITEM 2: NYT reported, "When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Highlights of the News January 21

ITEM 1Quartz reported on June 26, 2019, "The Wayfair walkout is the latest corporate backlash to Trump’s immigration policies."

The story said, "Workers from online home goods retailer Wayfair are walking out today to protest their employer’s sale of beds to an immigrant detention center.

"The employees want the company to cancel its contract to supply the beds and donate the money it’s made from the sale so far to a group that helps immigrant children."

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, "Wayfair Inc. is laying off about 1,750 workers, or 10% of its workforce, as the online furniture seller confronts shrinking sales after a pandemic-driven boom."

They should check to see if MyPillow is hiring.

ITEM 2: The LA Daily News reported, "Al Gore’s dark past is an inconvenient truth."

A new generation discovers the guru of global warning's sexual harassment of women, which cost him his marriage to Tipper.

Left out is his most famous quote as vice president, "There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in violation of law."

He said it seven times in a press conference to address questions about how he received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Buddhist priests and nuns who had a vow of poverty

But he is not the most evil environmentalist. Ira Einhorn, a co-founder of Earth Day (which is held each year on Lenin's Birthday) killed his girlfriend.

True to environmentalism, he composted her body.

ITEM 3Speaking of the devil, Fox reported, "'Angry and bitter' Michigan school board member claims 'Whiteness is evil,' faces backlash for divisive tweets."


Friday, January 20, 2023

Highlights of the News January 20

Two years ago today, Biden took the presidency and ended 231 years of a constitutional republic.

ITEM 1: The Catholic News Agency reported, "A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he was trying to steal from a church in Monterrey, Mexico.

"Local media reported that during the early hours of Jan. 14, Carlos Alonso, 32, allegedly went to the Christ the King Parish in downtown Monterrey to rob the church.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Highlights of the News January 19

We need a Real Felines of Orange County show.

ITEM 1: AP reported, "FEMA fires group for nonsensical Alaska Native translations."

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Highlights of the News January 18

Highlights of the News has moved back to my blog, where it belongs. It did not fit in with Substack, which will be where my columns will be posted.

Returning to the blog comes with a change -- no comments because monitoring comments for spam is just too time consuming. My time better spent researching, writing and editing. Thank you for understanding.

ITEM 1: Breitbart reported, "Chinese Communist Party propagandists on Monday rushed to embrace the spirit of the World Economic Forum (WEF), held annually in Davos, Switzerland.

"According to the country that unleashed the Wuhan coronavirus upon the world, lied relentlessly about the disease, and acted ruthlessly against anyone who questioned Beijing’s fictions, China embraces the same spirit of global cooperation as the WEF.

"China’s state-run Global Times on Monday said the WEF being held in person for the first time in three years 'marks that the world economy and people’s social lives are gradually walking out of the shadow of the pandemic.'"

Monday, January 16, 2023

Man who couldn't get elected VP calls PRESIDENT TRUMP a loser

Paul Ryan, the American Prince Harry, called President Donald Trump a loser.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Biden may be Cheneyed

One Friday ago, Democrats were laughing and chomping on popcorn and having a good old time as Republicans went through ballot after ballot and still couldn’t elect a speaker. They went on TV and asked how can Republicans lead when they cannot elect a leader, hardy-har-har.

Republicans must investigate the raid that was and the raid that wasn't

Call it the tale of two raids. One that happened but shouldn't have, the other that should have happened but didn't.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Oh look. Ukraine is hurting U.S. defenses

Propping up the racketeer-influenced corrupt government of Ukraine has a price to pay larger than the $100 billion in aid the USA provided (more than we spent on food stamps last year). The weapons and ammo Zelensky gets to prove his manhood against Putin adversely affect readiness for the U.S. military, according to Admiral Daryl Caudle.

He is the Navy Fleet Forces commander. 

He chewed out defense suppliers at the Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Virginia.

Only Lapland can save Europe now

The Financial Times reported, “Sweden discovers biggest rare earths deposit in EU.

“Lapland mine could help reduce Europe’s dependence on Red China imports.”

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Media begins squirming over Biden

After the midterms, the opposition party took over the House intent on bringing down the president.

The press rejoiced.

No one wants to be Cheneyed

My favorite Aretha Franklin song is Think. Evidently it was John Belushi's as well as he used it in Blues Brothers, eschewing Respect, which was used in the sequel. Third would be Chain of Fools. Let's face it, all her men cheated on her.

The lesson, ladies, is never date a Democrat.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Biden's Make Mexico Great policies

Biden's open borders policy has seen millions of illegal aliens stream into the country like ants headed to a sugar cube.

But that's not the worst. Biden got a Democrat Congress to pass the CHIPS and Science Act. It may as well be the fish and chips act because it does not really build America's chips industry as much as it does Mexico's.

Highlights of the News

Highlights of the News has moved to my Substack account. Get a free subscription and get a notice for it each morning when the new one posts.

At 3 PM, I will post, "The blizzard that blew away the Old West."

It begins, "Monday was the 136th anniversary of the Big Die-Up, a snowstorm that starved cattle who could not forage for food. Many cattlemen went broke. Those who didn’t leave put up fences and grew grain to feed their herds. 

"The worse was yet to come. A year later, the Children’s Blizzard killed 500 people, many of whom were schoolchildren trying to make their way home in blinding snow and sub-zero temperatures. Its 135th anniversary is Thursday."

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My next blog post will be at 11 AM.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Gun control lady retires on a 21-state losing streak

Shannon Watts, founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control, is retiring at age 52 after a decade on the job.

Did I say One Million Moms for Gun Control? No, no, no. The name is Moms Demand Action. The full name is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

In a story canonizing her, the Washington Post said, "Watts changed the original name, One Million Moms for Gun Control, after Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) told Watts that 'gun control' would ostracize people. She consulted with Debbie Weir, then CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who suggested that Watts establish local chapters, now an essential element of Moms Demand and its national reach."

McCarthy cleans House

Kevin McCarthy kicked Ilhan Omar, Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell off powerful committees, just as he said he would do in November. The move comes two years after Pelosi banned Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar from all committees.

Paybacks aren't a bitch. Pelosi is.

Monday, January 09, 2023

How much did taxpayers pay Fallon?

A year ago, as Americans returned from the Christmas holidays last week, NPR reported, "Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers test positive for COVID-19."

That's interesting. They both work for Comcast's NBC. These late-might hosts keep taking all these precautions against covid. These late-night hosts keep mocking those who don't get vaccinated. And these late-night hosts keep getting covid.

Highlights of the News

NFL players are finally kneeling for the right reason.

ITEM 1: The Guardian reported, "One of the highest-ranking US officials ever proven to have spied for Cuba has been released from prison early after spending more than two decades behind bars.

"Ana Belén Montes pleaded guilty in 2002 to conspiracy to commit espionage after she was accused of using her position as a Defense Intelligence Agency official to leak information, including the identities of some US spies, to Havana. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison at the age of 45.

"Montes, now 65, was released on Friday, the U.S. bureau of prisons said."

Saturday, January 07, 2023

No, NBC, the FBI failed to stop Twitter child porn

NBC sniffed, "On Musk's Twitter, users looking to sell and trade child sex abuse material are still easily found.

"A review conducted by NBC News found dozens of accounts and hundreds of tweets claiming to sell child sexual abuse material."

The network's nose was out of joint not because perverts sold and continue to sell child porn to pedophiles on Twitter. No, NBC's report was a gotcha.

Hundreds in school system had sex with students in Chicago

Sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll have replaced readin', writin' and 'rithmetic in Chicago schools.

Dylan Sharkey reported, "Chicago Board of Education Inspector General Will Fletcher reported 470 sexual complaints against Chicago Public School employees from students in 2022.

"The report details students being abused, groped, groomed, assaulted and threatened by school officials.

"One investigation found a former Junior ROTC staff member had sex with a 16-year-old high school student for a year. When he learned there was an investigation, the staff member threatened to kill the girl and her family if she cooperated with investigators."

Highlights of the News

Merry Christmas to my Orthodox readers.

Readers have suggested that I move Highlights of the News to Substack. OK, let's see how that works out. For today only, it is on Substack.

I will have regular posts at 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern.

Friday, January 06, 2023

Steve Scalise can save Congress

On September 28, 2017, the entire House of Representatives rose and cheered as Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana triumphantly returned to Congress, walking slowly and supported by a cane in each hand.

The smiles were real. The joy was infectious. The comradery was authentic.

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1The Daily Beast reported, "Prince Harry makes an extraordinary attempt to blame Prince William and Kate Middleton for his decision to wear a Nazi uniform to a January 2005 costume party in his new memoir, Spare, an extract of which has leaked to Page Six."