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Monday, July 13, 2020

Highlights of the News



July is Patriot Month. I am grateful for all the patriots who read my blog.

ITEM 1: USA Today reported, "Washington NFL team to announce retirement of ‘Redskins’ nickname, reveal new name Monday."

I wonder who the Washington team will dishonor and disparage by naming the team after them because according to liberal logic, that is what Washington did by naming their team after Indians.

How about the Washington Nazis then?

Confederates?

Liberals?

ITEM 2Politico reported, "Tammy Duckworth is no longer an afterthought in the Democratic veepstakes.

"The Illinois senator and Purple Heart recipient has landed squarely in the conversation after a high-profile clash with Tucker Carlson last week and her advocacy against politicization of the military in the weeks prior.

"The attention hasn't escaped Biden's vetting team. It has stepped up information-gathering on Duckworth recently, scrutinizing her legislative record and talking to her colleagues, according to three sources familiar with the matter."

This is a trainwreck waiting for the locomotives to arrive.

Flashback to September 9, 2008, when Biden told Missouri state senator Chuck Graham to stand up at a campaign rally. Graham was confined to a wheelchair.

ITEM 3: While we are in the Wayback Machine, let us go back to January 19, 2017, the final day of Obama's Reign of Terrible.

538 reported, "In one more end-of-presidency act of clemency aimed at prisoners serving long sentences for drug-related offenses, Barack Hussein Obama announced Thursday that he is commuting the sentences of 330 prisoners. He has granted clemency to more people than any president since Harry S. Truman, and Thursday’s announcement was typical of how Obama’s approach to clemency has differed from that of his predecessors: Obama’s clemency is almost always given by freeing people from prison with commuted sentences, not pardoning people after their release.

"On Tuesday, with less than a week left in office, Obama granted clemency to 273 federal inmates, including Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst who was convicted in 2013 of disclosing sensitive information to WikiLeaks. Manning’s commutation was one of 209 that Obama made Tuesday; with the 330 from Thursday, his total number of commutations is now 1,715, more than any other president in history, according to the White House. Obama also issued 64 pardons this week.

"Obama has granted dozens of pardons and commutations about once a month since August, and in December, he gave clemency to a record 231 federal inmates on a single day — a record that he broke on Tuesday and again on Thursday.

"Although pardons are typically granted to people years after their release and serve as a formal gesture of forgiveness and a restoration of rights (such as voting for convicted felons), commutations can actually free people from prison. Manning, whose original sentence would have ended in 2045, is now slated for release on May 17."

Manning actually threatened national security.

Roger Stone was prosecuted because he is a friend of President Donald John Trump. Sentence commuted. Case closed.

ITEM 4: Business Insider reported, "By all accounts, Sweden's high rate of corona virus deaths was evidence that the country had made a horrendous error. Sweden — which did not impose a strict lockdown — suffered 543 deaths per million of its population, compared to just 105 in neighboring Denmark. The Swedish death toll has been roughly 11 times worse than Norway's, on a per capita basis.

"Yet coronavirus deaths in Sweden have fallen dramatically in recent days, and are now approaching zero. Between June 30 and July 6, Sweden recorded fewer than five deaths per day on all days but one.

"The decline in newly diagnosed cases has been even more dramatic. In late June, Sweden diagnosed more than 1,800 people per day as covid 19 positive. Today, just two weeks later, only one-sixth of that number are testing positive on a daily basis.

"On paper, Sweden suddenly looks like a stunning — albeit late-running — success. But experts are warning that their recent spell of good news does not mean the country's no-lockdown plan was successful, or that other countries should follow its path."

Once you understand the goal, it all makes sense.

This is not about stopping the spread of covid 19. Cloth masks won't stop the virus, and there is no proof medical masks will.

The purpose of the pandemic panic is to increase the power of government. In the USA, the Supreme Court just gave governors authority to regulate church services.

ITEM 5The New York Post reported, "The Republican Party has edged out the Democrats in the race to sign up new voters — and coronavirus lockdowns are to blame, a new report says.

"New registrations cratered in the last three months, says TargetSmart, a Democratic data firm. In May of this year, 194,596 new voters were registered nationwide, according to TargetSmart’s report. That’s just 13 percent of the 1,490,631 who registered in May 2016."

The big gains for Republicans are in Colorado, Florida, Maine, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Those are in my 37 states forecast.

ITEM 6: Yahoo reported, "ESPN has suspended popular NBA commentator Adrian Wojnarowski without pay after sending an f— you email on Friday to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) in an argument over the league’s relationship with China, the New York Post reported.

"The duration of the suspension, first reported by the sports news site Outkick, remains unclear. The NBA is due to resume its season later this month as teams have been placed in a quarantine bubble at Walt Disney World."

At least he had sense enough to do it to a Republican. If he had done this to a Democrat, he would be banned for life.

ITEM 7Reuters reported, "Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg's red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany's brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of corona virus."

The story said, "Some protesters wore theatrical masks while one played folk songs on a violin in the street just around the corner from the Reeperbahn, famous for its nightlife.

"The Association of Sex Workers, which organized the protest, says the continued closure of licensed premises is forcing some prostitutes onto the streets, which is illegal and a far more dangerous and unhygienic way of working."

Maybe they can do a delivery app like Grub Hub.

Ho's To Go?

ITEM 8: The Daily Mail reported, "Experts from the Chinese laboratory at the center of global suspicion over the corona virus pandemic have ‘defected’ and are in the hands of Western intelligence, the architect of Donald Trump’s presidential victory claimed last night.

"Steve Bannon, who was Trump’s White House chief strategist and retains close links to the administration, told The Mail on Sunday that spies were building a case against Beijing on the basis that the global pandemic had been caused by a leak from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan and that the subsequent cover-up had amounted to ‘pre-meditated murder.’

"In an exclusive interview, Mr. Bannon also urged Boris Johnson to scrap plans to allow the Chinese communications firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s new 5G network."

The architect of Donald Trump's victory was Donald Trump.

That aside, we are in a biomedical war. We need defectors from Red China. We also need to view it as the war it is.

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

"The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge; a hearing is scheduled for July 24.

"McClatchy is one of the largest newspaper companies in the U.S. It owns 30 papers including the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer and the Sacramento Bee. It filed for bankruptcy protection because of a heavy debt load stemming from its $4.5 billion purchase of the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain in 2006, just as the newspaper industry went into steep decline."

The story also said, "Several mayors of cities where McClatchy has a paper wrote to the bankruptcy court, asking the judge to consider the civic value of the paper."

Consider the civic value of a paper whose mayor isn't afraid of it.

Warren Buffett couldn't make local newspapers work. I doubt anyone can.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Public health officials are doctors who became bureaucrats to avoid patients.

ITEM 10: CNN reported, "The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media Friday after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon and praised President Donald Trump."

Liberals are now boycotting the largest Hispanic-owned company in America.

Meanwhile, Goya is selling like hotcakes toilet paper.

ITEM 11: Fox reported, "NASCAR driver Angela Ruch will race at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night in a truck featuring a Thin Blue Line flag to support police officers.

"Ruch said she made the decision knowing she could lose sponsors or the second season of her Facebook docuseries, The Ruch Life."

NASCAR put its head in the noose when it banned all things Confederate. Not even the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard can save it now. Fox can enjoy the low TV ratings for races because it failed to stop this farce.
ITEM 12: The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "Under sunny skies, hundreds of teachers and supporters of city school students started marching this morning at 11 a.m. to insist that the Philadelphia School District make racial justice changes they believe are long overdue for the district’s 125,000 students.

"The group, some holding signs supporting Black Lives Matter and better funding for city schools, started their march at City Hall, proceeding north toward the district’s Broad Street headquarters. Organizers came well prepared with water, sunscreen, and snacks. They also encouraged people to get tested for covid 19. Most in the crowd, including students, were donning masks."

They cannot go to school but they can protest.

If masks work, they can go to school.

ITEM 13: The Telegraph reported, "Air conditioning units that recirculate the same air in a room should be switched off or only used with open windows, experts have urged, amid mounting concern around the role of airborne transmission to spread covid 19. Experts told the Telegraph that air conditioning units that only used recirculated air could exacerbate the spread of virus particles if someone was infected with covid 19."

No problem. I am wearing my mask, right?

ITEM 14: The Street reported, "It Takes 3 Weeks to Escape Illinois."

The story said U-Haul is back-ordered by 3 weeks on rental trucks.

All I can say is stay the heck out of West Virginia. (Shotgun click.) We suffered 84 years of Democrat control of the Legislature. We don't want Democrats from Illinois coming here and setting us back to 1930 again.

ITEM 15: Breitbart News reported, "California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already released thousands of prisoners into communities across the state and now he is poised to release as many as 8,000 more by end of July, a move said to be necessary to prevent the spread of corona virus.

"This development, which the state announced on Friday, comes after the head of medical services for the state’s prison system was replaced following an inmate infection spike after more than 100 prisoners where transferred from the California Institution for Men in Chino from San Quentin."

If masks don't work in prison, why am I wearing one to Poca Food Fair?

ITEM 16: And now a brief message from the People Who Say They Are Our Moral and Intellectual Superiors.



That was then (July 3).

This is now (July 12).



But with those sunglasses, covid 19 won't get in her eyes.

ITEM 17The Associated Press reported, "LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey.

"The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won't wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble."

No player is man enough to say publicly what a stupid idea this is. Someone at the corporate level thought virtue signaling jerseys were a keen idea.

The players work for Disney now. It owns ABC and ESPN. They will play their games in Disney World. Just think of LeBron as Piglet, the favorite pet of Winnie the Pooh.

ITEM 18Michael Goodwin reported, "New York Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs contributed money to Confederate memorials the paper now finds so objectionable."

1619, meet 1896. That was the year Ochs from Tennessee purchased the New York Times.

Goodwin wrote, "When Ochs came to New York, he brought his Southern sympathies with him. Ten years after he took over The New York Times, it ran a glowing profile of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The 1906 article was billed as a 'Celebration of the Davis Centenary' and was published on 'the anniversary of the great Southern leader’s death.'"

Ochs helped fund the Stone Mountain tribute to the Confederacy.

Then there is his brother, George.

Goodwin wrote, "In the last several years before his 1931 death, George, who had changed his name to Ochs-Oakes, simultaneously served as an officer of both The New York Times Company and the New York Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans."

And there is their mother who "was a charter member of the A.P. Stewart Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy."

The Times building in New York is literally a glass house — maybe it ought not throw bricks.

FINALLY, a little sports news from a scoreboard.

45 comments:

  1. The new name for the Redskins should be the Washington 7th Cavalry. That way, they'd finally be associated with winners.

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    1. Well Sitting Bull might have something to say about certain incident on the little Bighorn..
      As an old friend (who was in the 7th in "Nam" said:
      "Custer ignored his recon,the advice of his supply people (like taking a Gatling gun or two, and plunge into the valley without really knowing what he was facing.." BTW he was thinking of running for president on the Democratic ticket..

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    2. Not that I even watch football any more; but, as a former life-long Redskins fan, my preferred new name would be the Washington Sell Outs (until the name Washington is banned). Since team merchandise will have to be changed, why not new, all-white, uniforms to signify surrender to the cancel culture? Of course announcers would be prohibited from calling them white; but, there are work arounds.

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    3. Scoreboard, Doug. Yep, the Redskins scored a touchdown, but they lost 45-7.

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    4. My suggestion, drop the Washington part now instead of waiting for that to become sufficiently problematic.
      How about the D.C. Wokes.

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    5. “You with the beads ... outa line!”

      George Carlin

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  2. Hmmm..."Bubba" Wallace. How did he come to choose that strangely misappropriated moniker? Why not Cracker Wallace?

    Watch and see the next time he wrecks he blames it on racism. Or would that be race-ism?

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    1. He's an excellent driver! There's only 28 miles on the odometer since he drove it last. Definitely a good driver!

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    2. Bubba Brooks
      Bubba Franks
      Bubba Smith
      Bubba Stewart
      ... I'm sure there are more.


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  3. Kapernick sponsor Nike uses Uyghur Muslim forced labor. Pass it on.

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    1. My 10 AM post will address that

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    2. I read it as "Goya-way." Once again libs can't do this stuff right. They should have said Goyaaway.
      And Piglet was Pooh's friend. He has his own home, too. Not Pooh's pet.

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    3. could also be "goy-away" as in they don't want gentiles around, but they're prolly to antisemitic to catch that one

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  4. 3- The socialists sibilant screechings not unlike a Greta Thunberg hissing "How Dare You" following Trump's commutation proclamation was music to my ears.

    7- Tricks for Treats, maybe?
    This reminds me of the joke about the castaway on an island populated by women who either had vd or tb.

    QOTD and 12- In light of the Espinoza v Montana ruling, maybe parents could get voucher money to home school their kids instead?

    Wu-flu masks stories-
    Much like a conscientious objector refuses to carry a firearm, I've declared myself a Covidcientious Objector and refuse to wear a mask.

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    1. i wear a mask..just like Zorro's. I look quite dashing actually. Like Errol Flynn.
      Subvet

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    2. Flynn used to fly a flag of a lustily crowing rooster from his yacht, the symbol being known in the French heraldic tradition as “Le Coq Rampant”.

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  5. "Air conditioning units that recirculate the same air in a room should be switched off or only used with open windows,..."

    Doesn't that defeat the purpose of air conditioning? Is this how we reduce global warming?

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  6. Joe and Hunter BidenJuly 13, 2020 at 8:52 AM


    Am I president yet?

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  7. 2 - Drivin’ that train, high on cocaine
    Casey Joe you’d better watch your speed
    Trouble ahead, trouble behind
    And we know no notions
    Can cross your mind

    6 - and the dumb basketball players are tweeting #Freewoj instead of #freehongkong or #freechina. Screw ‘em.

    14 - I am blessed. Liberals don’t want to escape their hellholes and move to mississippi.

    16 - when forced to wear a mask, I use a hunting moisture wicking beck gaiter pulled up. I won’t put a mask on (unless on 911 call and every time I ask if the family wants me to wear one they say no).

    And nice woke book Cupp is reading. I’m sure it is there only for the photo op.

    18 - delicious.

    Thanks for the numbers.

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  8. Item #1

    As SALady posted on Lucianne:

    Oh wait, I got it!!! The "Washington Donald Trumps". It's genius!!!

    The lie-berals will be begging them to change it back!!!!!

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    1. Better yet, the ThinSkins. Shows the league's true colors.

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  9. #3 I laughed when it was announce that Obama was pardoning non-violent criminals. Yea, as a few checked and I saw in my state, many were charged with using a firearm in the commission of a crime but that 5 year sentence was plea bargained down so their conviction/confessions indicate just a peaceful drug charge. Worked for the progressives.

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  10. https://www.chinalawblog.com/ had a good article about the potential liability of slave labor...

    https://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/03/chinas-other-supply-chain-infection-forced-labor.html

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  11. On the Redskins

    Should remove the "Washington" also; nickname should resurrect one of the great sports nicknames that, under the circumstances, would be appropriate. So I propose the DC Bullets.

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    1. How about the Washington Wobblys?

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    3. How's 'bout the Washingtion Wussies?

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    4. Good one! But still have that “Columbus” problem.... hmmm. What to do.

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  12. Mr. Surber,
    Hos to go??!!
    You sir owe me a new computer screen!!
    😁😁

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  13. 17: Another high school dropout whose deep thoughts can't be contained.

    18: Woody Wilson was an unreconstructed Confederate. When do the Demos tear him down?

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  14. The great and awesome Eric Carmen, a son of Cleveland, whose two decades (70s and 80s) brought forth songs such as "Go All the Way," "All By Myself," "Hungry Eyes," and so many more, is a patriot! American flags next to his name! His Twitter feed retweets Tucker. Eric Carmen has always been a great musical talent. He should've been much much bigger (and he was huge, he should've been huger). Now we know what held him back: he was a patriot and show biz has had no tolerance for that since the 1960s.
    -TK

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  15. ITEM 7 - Biographies of Hamburg native Johannes Brahms relate that as a teenager, he played the piano in Reeperbahn dives to pay for his music lessons. Thus did hookers help make him one of the giants of classical music.
    ITEM 8 - We already unveiled a defector from Hong Kong, a researcher of some distinction who tried warning of the virus but was hushed up by her superiors. She fled to the U.S. fearing that she would be "disappeared."
    NB

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  16. Item # 16: Had the displeasure of meeting SE Cupp; an insufferably, self-absorbed drama queen.

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  17. North Oregon Thin Skins aka NOTS

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  18. Redskins should remain Redskins. Swap out the native American for a potato. Redskin Potatoes.

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    1. Nah who needs the headache! Name them the Washington Pigskins.

      And the Cleveland Cowboys too.

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    2. Oregon Beavers name must go. We all know beavers are not just for making hats?

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  19. Cupp is an idiot (but you knew that already). Masks aren't simply ineffective, they are dangerous:

    1. They inhibit the ventilation of CO2 from the body, and the uptake of oxygen.
    2. The inhibit the expulsion of moist air from the lungs and replacement with dry air so they make you vulnerable to bronchitis and pneumonia.
    3. They recirculate pathogens that might get caught in the mask.
    4. The increase the concentration of pathogens in the nasal and sinus passages. This is a major reason why so many were found with Corona in the brain. The virus simply followed the olfactory nerves to the brain.

    These things have been publicized many times, and not one has been disproven. To the contrary, they have been proven correct. But, they are inconvenient to those who would shove their "authoritay" down our throats. In short, people calling for the use of masks are simply pushing a superstition, not scientific fact. Fauci and Redfield are both frauds, along with many of the state level health officers. All of them should be jailed. Fauci should jailed for his actions during the aids outbreak as well. Perhaps even charged with murder.

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  20. 10 - People who are going to boycott Goya would not be bothered to by Goya to begin with.

    11 - Tough choice. Haven't watched any of these (willingly) in over 20 years. You could take sports channels off my cable and I would only notice as I passed over their channels (if still listed). I might notice on my bill if I got the $6 credit (minimum) for ESPN not being being broadcast.

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  21. now a brief message from the People Who Say They Are Our Moral and Intellectual Superiors

    Nuke the Chinese!

    End the slavery and bio war!

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  22. "July is Patriot Month. I am grateful for all the patriots who read my blog."

    And we're grateful for the patriot who writes it! Carry on.

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