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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Highlights of the News

Good news. Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: The Associated Press reported, "The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will reduce regulatory burden but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction."

The law is nearly a half-century old. The polar bear population has risen from 5,000 then to 25,000 now. We have 5 million alligators in the United States. Black bears and wild turkeys roam the streets of suburbia.

AP illustrated its story with a photo of a bald eagle, a species not covered by this act but by its own law passed in 1940. Nevertheless, in 1974 there were 791 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the Lower 48. Now there are more than 10,000.

The spin by media outlets:

New York Times: "U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act."

Washington Post: "New Trump rules weaken wildlife protections."

Fox News: "Trump administration overhauls Endangered Species Act in bid to reduce red tape."

It's not journalism; it's comfort food for the committed, as Michael Goodwin said.

ITEM 2: Ace of Spades reported, "Integrity Theater: FBI Agents Raid Jeffrey Epstein's Pedo Island, Now That He's Dead, With Eye-Catching Speedboats."

He cited a Daily Mail story, which said, "FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein's US Virgin Island - Little St. James - on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around the 71.5 acre grounds on golf carts

"Other officials with 'FBI' lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the sea from the top of Epstein's remote luxury home."

The search was for evidence to destroy, just like the Deep State destroyed any evidence of criminality by Hillary and her "home brewed server," a euphemism for expensive equipment used to dispense state secrets to donors to her fake charity.

ITEM 3: Breitbart News reported, "President Trump is set to save American taxpayers billions of dollars as his administration announces a new rule on Monday that will essentially ban welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the United States.

"A new regulation set to be published by the Trump administration will ensure that legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using subsidized health care services, food stamps, and public housing."

Immigrants are supposed to have a sponsor who will guarantee they will not become charity cases.

The spin from the New York Times was "Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards."

ITEM 4: News Busters reported, "A new survey of Native American opinions on the Washington Redskins' nickname once again demonstrates underwhelming opposition to the moniker and just how out of touch the so-called mainstream media really is.

"The new survey duplicates the Washington Post's 2016 poll finding that 90 percent of Natives are not offended by the Redskins' nickname ― much to the disappointment of writers at the Post. Like Theresa Vargas, who insists the name is a dictionary-defined slur, no matter how many people accept the word."

The argument that naming a sports team after a group of people dishonors them is an idiocy. The mascots were the problem.

Go Cleveland Indians.

ITEM 5: Power Line asked, "Why Has Biden Tilted So Far to the Left?"

Why has Power Line?

The story said, "Combine non-hard left White Democrat with a large percentage of Black Democrats — whether hard left or not — and Biden should have the votes he needs to secure the nomination, assuming his gaffes and his age don’t do him in.

"So, again, why is Biden pandering so much to the left?"

White Democrats, Black Democrat, the real question is why does race still matter? This is the 21sr century, honey.

By the way, the answer to why is money. The left finances the party.

ITEM 6: Media-ite reported, "CNN’s Chris Cuomo erupted at a man who apparently called him Fredo, in a video that went viral Monday night. The encounter between Cuomo and the man happened at a Shelter Island bar on Sunday."

Cuomo said, "Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian? It’s an insult to your [F-bomb] people. It’s like the N-word for us."

Everything is the N-word to Cuomo. He said calling him Fake News was the N-word.

His father was governor of New York. His brother is governor of New York. He's not even Fredo. He's Jeb.

ITEM 7: The New York Post reported, "Sarah Silverman fired from new movie for blackface photo."

Hollywood has higher standards than the voters of Virginia.

ITEM 8Channel News Asia reported, "Export-reliant Chinese companies are slashing prices, moving production abroad, creating new domestic markets and even rebranding goods as they try to survive the escalating trade war with the United States.

"Factories along the eastern coast, fish processors in the south, apple juice exporters in central China and farmers in the northeast have all been forced to change their business models since US President Donald Trump launched the conflict more than a year ago, hitting everything from motorcycles to MRI machines.

"But no matter what the survival tactic, times are tough and set to get worse with newly threatened tit-for-tat tariffs meaning that virtually all trade between the world's two biggest economies would be covered."

Slashing prices? But all the six-figure salary people at the "conservative" think tanks told us the tariffs would cause the poor white trash who voted for Drumpf to pay more at Walmart.

Instead, Red China's economy is collapsing.

ITEM 9: Truth in Accounting reported, "House may pass Social Security tax hike."

This is a tax on Social Security benefits.

The story said, "The taxation of Social Security benefits was introduced in 1983. That was the 'gift' that the Greenspan Committee provided to us. What a creep. It was in actuality a reduction in the ‘benefit’ received by some who had contributed to social security. Naturally, those that were taxed under this Greenspan program was expanded in 1993. The Social Security 2100 Act would expand this threshold again … And here is the kicker, the threshold is not adjusted for price inflation, so over time more and more social security recipients will cross the threshold and be taxed."

I hope Republicans have sense enough to point out Democrats want to raise taxes on granny.

ITEM 10: The Hill reported, "A federal judge ruled Friday against a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender former student, Gavin Grimm, from using the men's restroom, according to The Associated Press.

"Under the Gloucester County School Board’s policy, Grimm was required to use either the women’s room or a private restroom. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk wrote that there was no question the policy discriminated against trans students."

Obama judge.

ITEM 11: WTVF reported, "Tennessee lawmakers are considering a total abortion ban when the Senate Judiciary committee meets this week for its summer study.

"Lawmakers are hearing testimony today from more than 20 witnesses and debate an 11-page amendment to the fetal heartbeat bill."

Ultrasounds have made Roe v. Wade obsolete because we now know for sure that a fetus is a baby.

ITEM 12: Newsweek reported, "Alejandro Giammattei, the conservative Guatemalan politician who once vowed to build a wall to prevent migration to the United States if elected president, swept to victory in the Central American country's federal election on Sunday, vowing to bring change to the nation — as well as to its relationship with the U.S.

"After losing three previous bids for the presidency, Giammattei managed to defeat his centre-left rival, former first lady Sandra Torres, with a landslide win of more than 58 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

"In the lead-up to his election victory, Giammattei suggested in an interview with Reuters on Sunday that one of his first priorities as president would be to try to make changes to the controversial safe third country deal struck between his predecessor, outgoing President Jimmy Morales, and President Donald Trump.

"It is unclear what toll the deal, which requires migrants passing through Guatemala to seek asylum there rather than in the United States, will have had on the country by the time Giammattei officially takes office in January."

We don't want the "refugees."

Mexico doesn't want the "refugees."

Guatemala doesn't want the "refugees."

Maybe Germany can take them.

ITEM 13: The Daily Mail reported, "The family of the young couple who died protecting their baby from the El Paso gunman say they have received death threats after they met with Donald Trump.

"A picture of the president went viral in the wake of the mass shooting at the Walmart after it showed first lady Melania holding little Paul Anchondo as POTUS smiled and gave a thumbs up.

"Among the family members in the photo was the baby's uncle, Tito Anchondo, a Trump supporter who said he had received death threats.

"'We should be coming together as a country at this time instead of threatening each other with hate messages,' he said.

"Anchondo said on Friday that Trump 'was just there to give his condolences and he was just being a human being'.

"He added: 'Is it that hard to try and understand that a family is trying to not be sad at a moment like this? We're trying to be as strong as we can. My brother is gone.'

"He previously told NPR that he and his brother were Trump supporters."


Instead of red flag legislation, let's have a blue flag. Confiscate the guns of every registered Democrat.

ITEM 14Byron York asked, "Why is the presidential field so old?"

Answer: Life expectancies have increased from 38.3 at birth in 1800 to 78.6 in 2017. Longer lives mean more old people, which means more old candidates.

They win because the younger candidates are foolish and socialist.


  1. "His father was governor of New York. His brother is governor of New York. He's not even Fredo. He's Jeb."

    Hey now, Jeb was governor of Florida.

    -Mikey NTH

  2. #6 "I thought your name was Fredo." HA HA HA !!!

    1. Chris Plante SHOOTS, he SCORES!!!

    2. Well, if wasn't Fredo before he is now. He better get used to hearing that on the street, lol.

    3. Better "Fredo" than "I'm an anchor on CNN", Mr. FREDO.

  3. ...The spin from the New York Times was "Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards."

    If they wanted to be honest they might've declared - "Trump Policy Mirrors Canadian Policy"

  4. Item 9 - A warning to anyone who’s invested in a Roth. Double taxation? Hellz yeah! That’s how LibCommies roll!

  5. The Chinese are Communists. They are amassing forces in Hong Kong in order to establish "order." The American flag and anthem are being sung there. America's response? Toys for Christmas are going to be more expensive!!!!!

    1. I read that the Hong Kongers are using some very effective protest techniques, my fave being “Be like water.” Going from place to place, never massing, just flowing, making it very hard for the ChiComm cops to control. Filed that under “Tactics In Case The LibCommies Take Over” in my mental lockbox.

    2. And what response do you want, pray tell?

      Hong Kong's fate was sealed longago by the Brits giving it back.

      Other than a public denouncement, what else do want?

      By the way, Trump and his admin have been very vocal in support.

      The talking points around various sites is that Trump is quiet which is utterly false.

      Heck, a recent online ABC article bemoaned how quiet Trump is on the Russian protests in comparison to his public support of the Hong Kong protests.

    3. The citizens of CommieChina are doing what our forefathers did.

      For those enjoying the present fruits of our Founders efforts, AND who fail miserably to appreciate those fruits, fuck you. Move your candy asses to CommieChina and put your asses and your pie holes where you proclaim upon blog comment sections others should put theirs'.

      And continue to omit the obvious catalyst for what is now occurring within CommieChina: MAGA.

      You clicking hens may now continue your cluckings, courtesy of the generousity of this particular blog's host, aka, Don Surber, the Generous!!!!

    4. Hong Kong was founded by British and American opium smugglers. China demanded that the Brits cease selling opium and 2 wars erupted over this lucrative trade.

      And HSBC bank, or Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp, has always been notorious for money laundering the drug profits.

      And FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano, was a drug smuggler he made a fortune.

      Warren Delano made a large fortune trading opium in Canton (now Guangzhou), China. Delano first went to China at age 24 to work for Russell & Company, which had pioneered trading with China.

      John Perkins Cushing - also a Russell & Company partner - had preceded Delano and initiated a close relationship with a Chinese official called Howqua. The two men had established an offshore base - an anchored floating warehouse - where Russell & Company ships would offload their opium contraband before continuing up the Pearl River Delta to Canton with their legal cargo.

    5. So, finish your China history lesson.

      You know, up to date, as in, don't stop at pre CommieChi goings on.

      Even with your propensity for ommisions of many kinds, you got a story to tell, well, finish telling it!!!!

  6. Item 4: Remarkably, I just bought an Indians Chief Wahoo cap yesterday before they become completely unavailable.

    1. Uecker’s nicknames in Major League are priceless. “Wigwammers.” “Fighting Braves of the Cuyahoga.” “Friends of the Feather.” Ha ha ha! Cleveland has a REAL GOOD ball club this year. I’d lay a bet right now they win it all.

    2. Well, ever since my daughter spent a summer in Cleveland doing research, she has been an AL Indians fan. I think she would agree with you.

    3. Every team in Cleveland is now tied for first place...

    4. 1995 was a great year for baseball, the Braves and the Indians. No matter who won, the PC crowd lost.

  7. In re #7: His father was governor of New York. His brother is governor of New York. He's not even Fredo. He's Jeb.

    Oh man. That left a mark.

    1. Oops - that would be #6. But you probably already figured that out😄

    2. I had the (mis)fortune of living in NYS during the reign of Cuomo the First. His only contribution to the state was reducing unemployment by building more prisons. Nevertheless, Cuomo the Second and his mouthpiece brother on CNN, Cuomo the court jester, could not, to use a sports metaphor, carry Daddy's jockstrap.

      I believe that Andrew has not gotten over the fact that he will not be the first President whose name ends in a vowel.

    3. Fredo: "I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!"

    4. - GOC

  8. Item 12: I would offer them to Richard Gere; he appears to have declined to take only African immigrants on his plane.

  9. I'm afraid, Don, you're wrong that yesterday's search of Epstein's island was to find and _destroy_ evidence.

    Nope. It was to give Epstein a clean bill of health.

    They waiting an entire _month_ after his arrest - more than enough time for Epstein's friends/victims/fellow wealthy travelers to have that island scrubbed clean of anything larger than a bacteria, several times over. Which they surely did.

    So _now_ the FBI goes in to find ... hey, there's nothing there! Guess he was just a pervert, not a _blackmailing_ pervert! Move along, now.

    1. Whatever the reason, most of us have no faith at all in the FBI or the rule of law.

    2. More like years too late. They should have raided the place when he originally got caught.

    3. You may be right I saw a drone video that showed maintenance crews there 2 weeks ago. They had a dump truck, a crane, etc.

  10. #4 The Minnesota Vikings bring shame to Scandinavians.
    #12. San Fran Nan went down there to bolster Sandra Torres. Another blow for the leftist fools.
    #14. Old foolish and socialist is becoming the new norm.

  11. the only "native American" offended is chief lieawatha of the taxayousis tribe.

    then again, most real native Americans find her more offensive than sports team names.


  12. As I personally know, death threats are not illegal in all the states I have checked unless coupled with some physical action. But it is time that these people who issue them be visited by the police or federal law enforcement and be warned that they are being watched. A data based should be developed with actual people issuing these threats but no action ever be taken unless they violate the law and take a physical action against the person they threatened Then we will have evident of intent. In my case if I return to my corner as I intend to do and are killed standing on my corner with my video camera running per normal, the police would know it was first degree murder not manslaughter or 2nd degree by my sign triggering them. Then the death penalty comes into play as I have told my wife to demand.

    1. Apply the reasonings of your posted comment to these "red flag" laws being clamored for by the democrats and being so effectively nullified by our MAGA President's classic Rope-A-Dope methods.

      They want to plant them red flags sooooooo enthusiastically, well, they can voice their approvals when red flags are planted straight up their own bung holes.

      Reelection of MAGA, followed by the generous plantings of red flags up verified lunatics' bung holes, courtesy of these lunatics being not at all reticent about proclaiming their "feelings" in abundancy where ALL can see.

      The internet, social media, blogs, blg comment sections, the web published msm pages, oh so many posting proof of their well earned meeting and exceeding their propsosed "red flag" standards!!!!

      The internet, like then noble symbol of the party of MAGA, never forgets!!!!

      The jackass party, however, never learns anything more than, well, a jackass ever can learn. And forgets, repeatedly, what little it does learn.




      MAGA style!!!!

  13. The L.A. Times headline about the new green card policy was even better: "Trump Broadens Attack on Immigration."


  14. 2. The fbi worked hard to earn the conspiracy theories. Chris wray has done nothing to regain trust.
    6. Jeb was a good governor before he was a lousy presidential candidate.

  15. Don, #7 is your 'deplorables' moment. We Virginian's haven't yet had the chance to vote since the black face debacles. On top of that, I barely think that your readers from VA voted for those clowns in the last election.

  16. At the moment of conception, an unborn baby has its own unique DNA.

    1. Before the moment of body conception, each soul has what each soul has always had, identity of individuality of existence.