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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Highlights of the News

July is Patriot Month. Flip Wilson used to do a routine about Columbus getting the money to go to discover the New World. One line was "Chris gonna find Ray Charles." (At 2:40 in this clip.) Sometimes the truth is told in jest.

ITEM 1: The Intercept reported, "The recent wave of progressive primary victories rolled into Texas on Tuesday evening, with Candace Valenzuela and Mike Siegel pulling into strong leads against centrist opponents for the chance to flip Republican-held suburban districts. In the Travis County district attorney race, José Garza, an immigrant rights activist and former public defender backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, ousted incumbent Margaret Moore. The Democratic national party’s pick for Senate, M.J. Hegar, meanwhile, found herself locked in a much closer fight than expected with Royce West, though by the end of the night, she appeared headed for a general election race against Republican Sen. John Cornyn."

There are two ways of looking at this.

The first is that Bill Ayers Democrats are taking over the party, which will lead them to victory as suburban moms seek socialism as the answer to all the nation's troubles.

The second way to look at it is reasonable people have given up on the party and skipped the primary. Ask Abortion Barbie and the Fake Hispanic O'Rourke how that works.

ITEM 2: Angela Davis endorsed Biden.
Am I the only one who has noticed that she has become whiter over the decades while Democrats have become more communist?

Maybe this was a trade-off by the devil.

ITEM 3: The New York Times (no links to pay sites) reported, "The nationwide conversation over systemic racism and equality has prompted a series of discussions and forums at ESPN, where black employees, many of them behind the cameras, have begun speaking out about the everyday racism and barriers they face at the sports media giant."

Blah, blah, blah.

The story is a typical white guilt tripping piece. The only thing interesting was the graphic that went with it.

What is that cosmic horse doing to that poor building?

ITEM 4: The New York Post reported, "The Goya Foods boycott is an insult to Hispanics, America’s largest minority group. Politicians and pundits — some Hispanic, many others painfully woke-white — are calling for a boycott of the largest Hispanic food manufacturer and distributor in the nation, a company that employs more than over 4,000 people.

"The Bodega and Small Business Association, which represents thousands of New York City bodegas, is not taking this lying down. We are urging our stores and customers to stock up on all of Goya’s great products.

"We are calling for a Goya buycott."

Liberals gotta hate.

ITEM 5: Glenn Harlan Reynolds wrote, "Bari Weiss' resignation a sign of narrowing views at New York Times."

His column said, "Once known as the Gray Lady, the Times now looks more like a middle school run by the Mean Girls crowd while the administration cowers in its offices. The proper response to a bunch of junior staffers complaining about articles that a paper publishes is something between 'Go, write a piece explaining why that piece is wrong' and 'Fetch my latte.' Journalism jobs are hard to come by and, for every troublesome staffer at the New York Times, there are undoubtedly at least a dozen candidates out there who would do at least as good a job and with less overweening self-importance."

Ah but that would require newspaper publishers to have spines.

ITEM 6: Bleacher Report reported, "Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested Tuesday during a protest march in Louisville, Kentucky, and is among 87 protesters who face a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

"Lucas Aulbach of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Stills, who joined the group in demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, also faces misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass."

The also said, "The protest march ended at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who requested the demonstrators be removed from his property.

"Lamont Washington, a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, told Aulbach the participants were given an opportunity to leave the area before officers started making arrests."

Calling yourself a protester does not place you above the law.

I suspect charges will be dropped in a fit of Celebrity Justice. I mean, Porsha Williams of Real Housewives of Atlanta was among the trespassers.

ITEM 7: The Hill reported, "The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted another injunction on the Trump administration's rapid push to resume federal death sentences this week.

"A divided court lifted one of a handful of injunctions temporarily blocking the execution of a man whose lawyers say suffers from severe dementia.

"The vote was 5-4 with the liberal justices — Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — dissenting. The order lifts an injunction from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that's been in place for weeks.

"Just hours before Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge in D.C. also ordered two separate injunctions against the death sentence."

The USA went 17 years without a federal execution. President Donald John Trump is getting things done.

The Hill did not mention it, but the Indianapolis Star reported, "Purkey, 68, of Kansas was convicted on Nov. 3, 2003 of the violent rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Missouri. Officials said he then dismembered, burned and dumped the girl’s body in a septic pond."

Victims only matter to the Washington press corps when they serve the higher purpose of promoting totalitarianism.

Let's see, that'll be 2 down, 60 to go on the federal death row.

ITEM 8: Just the News reported, "Defying defund the police movement, these companies are backing the blue."

The story said, "Last week, some employees of Ford wrote an open letter to CEO Jim Hackett to stop production of the law enforcement vehicles, including the Ford Police Interceptor. But Hackett refused to stop operations of law enforcement vehicles it’s been producing for nearly 70 years. In a statement to the employees, he said he did not view the production and distribution of police vehicles as an addition to the defund the police conversation, saying it is not 'controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job.'"

Good because I was tempted to trade in the Mustang for a Bentley Continental GT convertible thanks to that demand by workers.

12 cylinders.

I still may.

ITEM 9: The Daily Wire reported, "Minneapolis, ground zero for the riots that exploded across the country after the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while in the custody of the city’s police department, is moving to free the nipple.

"The city’s park board has just begun the process to change its nudity ordinance that prohibits women from being topless in parks.

"Under the existing ordinance, no one ten years or older is allowed to expose their genitals, pubic area, buttocks or – for females – breasts below the top of the areola in a park or parkway.

"But Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer wants to repeal the ordinance."

Free the nipple?


2020 is the year Democrats went stark raving mad.

ITEM 10: If this is true, then I feel sorry for Ice Cube's siblings.
Antisemitism is older than Christ, and still wrong.

ITEM 11: Interesting development on a niece's book about the president.
How can she write a tell-all when she has been outside the loop?

ITEM 12: How they knew Biden's Twitter account was hacked.
His tweets began making sense.

ITEM 13: Paul Caron reported, "Trump Administration Rescinds Plan To Strip Visas From International Students In Online Classes, But New International Student Enrollment Is Projected To Fall Up To 98%."

Foreign students are a $2.2 billion a year cash cow for prestigious (overpriced) schools.

President Trump sent a message. Foreign governments got it. No need to wage a battle in the courts.

ITEM 14: United Press International reported, "President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he promoted Bill Stepien to serve as his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale.

"Trump announced the campaign shakeup on social media Wednesday night, elevating Stepien, who served as White House political director during Trump's first two years in office, while adding Parscale will remain on staff as a senior advisor to the campaign, continuing to lead digital and data strategies."

Parscale blew it in Tulsa when he said he had a million ticket requests and only 6,500 people showed up.

Stepien managed Chris Christie's successful campaign for governor of New Jersey but the two had a later falling out when the governor blamed him for Bridgegate. Or maybe he was the fall guy. He was part of the 2016 team.

ITEM 15: The Associated Press reported, "Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, the country's judiciary said Tuesday. It was the second such execution in the past month.

"The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016."

I wonder which Democrat outed him. Adam Schiff would be a good hunch.

ITEM 16: New York magazine reported, "Kanye West is officially on the ballot as a presidential candidate in the state of Oklahoma. Only hours after the rapper filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, he formally entered the presidential campaign. A public affairs officer for the Oklahoma Board of Elections told New York that a representative for West showed up at the Oklahoma Board of Elections with a properly executed statement of candidacy and the $35,000 filing fee. This was the last day that independent presidential candidates could file to appear on the ballot in the Sooner State.

"A copy of the statement posted online was signed by West in Miami on Thursday and features a full slate of electors, as well as the signature of a notary employed by NBC. It lists the same address filed with the FEC as well as including West’s birthday — June 8, 1977."

He likely will not get on many other state ballots but it is a start.

ITEM 17: Fox reported, "The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his 'steadfast and very public support' for law enforcement.

"NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.

"NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump's support is needed 'during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.'

"'We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers,' McHale wrote in a letter."

Blue lives matter.

President Trump knows this. Democrats don't.

FINALLY, the Washington Post (no links to pay sites) reported, "Trump’s window is closing."

The walls are closing in.

The dam is about to break.

The Washington Post gives conservatism an advantage because liberals in Washington believe the Post no matter how many times it proves itself wrong.


  1. Joe and Hunter BidenJuly 16, 2020 at 7:20 AM

    Item # 2.

    Am I president of Russia yet?

    Item #12.

    Am I president of China yet?

  2. #17 Antics is also targeting the families of police. That's the regime they want to impose on all of us.

  3. #16

    Go figure. The same New York Mag correspondent has another piece saying Ye quit his campaign.

  4. #9 In a city as cold as Minneapolis, nipples are never free.

    1. Yeah, I laughed when I read that headline then found out it was in Minnesota....

    2. #9 it is never the women who could get away with no top.
      #2 Angela Davis? I thought that was some old white woman talking about her cats.
      #8 never buy British Cars any British car. I'm victum of the Austin-Healy/MG "Spriget." and NO-fire er, Spitfire. Ignore the leather Ignore the BMW V-12.
      don't go to the Dark side, Lucas, that is..

    3. Unless you like warm beer or cars thst won't start in fog or rain...

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    5. Ahh, my misspent youth with my MG and Triumph Sh*tfires...ZBest ***One who hears the siren's song of a 12 cyl., can cure it with an old used Phaeton, and drop $20 k to cure themselves:

    6. My Dad called me from Toulouse, France one day long ago. He had gone there to take delivery of an Airbus aircraft. He called to tell me that he had discovered the three most frightening words in the English language-
      Lucas Aerospace Industries.
      And yet he was brave enough to fly that plane back to the states.

    7. Lucas, the Prince of Darkness. - Gary B

  5. 3 - I’d like to report an error. This item says “The New York Times reported”. There has been no reporting Going on at The Times For years.

    9 - who needs an ordinance. Identify as a man and drop the top.

    10 - thank you Kareem

    16 - west filed in a state PDJT will win by a landslide. Wonder if he will file in any states where the vote is expected to be close.

    17 - turning a blue organization red.

  6. I cannot speak for the others, but AFAIC, Big D, if you pull the trigger on that piece of Eurotrash car you’ve lost a reader. I’ve seen your Pony. I was close to your Pony. And that Bentley ain’t a Pony.

    1. But dude, it is blue and has 633 HP
      Only $189,891

    2. It only has horsepower about 3 days a month. The rest of the time it's an oversized paperweight.

    3. 3 days to repair/fix, 21-25 days waiting for parts.

  7. Item 12 - apparently an inside job. I'm surprised they didn't use the opportunity to target PDJT and the Trump clan.

  8. Item #13 "President Trump sent a message. Foreign governments got it. No need to wage a battle in the courts."

    And what, pray tell, was the message? And, whatever it was, will it change their behavior?

    Here's my type of message. When, for example, an armed mob approaches its target, you identify the loud mouth leader and shoot him in the head. Then, you stand back and see if anyone else rises to the occasion. - Gary B

    1. I like your style, Gary B!

    2. Can't wait to see what charges the Soros-loving, St. Louis prosecutor might bring against the couple who protected their home by packin' heat on their front porch. Will it be "Offensive Self Defense?" - Gary B

    3. Makes me think of the negotiation scene in The Fifth Element.


  9. Notice how Dems are upset that the federal Government executed a man guilty of raping, murdering, dismembering, and burying a teenage girl. Yet, they remain mostly silent as one of our people is executed in Iran.

    1. Had he been a soldier in Iran who committed even one of those outrages on an Iranian person (or even a lesser offence, like say, looking at them funny), the dems would applaud his execution.

  10. 2: Same with Zippy.

    10: The Lefties are hating on Jews and Catholics these days. You want a landslide for Trump, go the Know-Nothing route.

  11. #8 - He just doesn't want to lose the revenue. Ford and Ford Foundation are pretty woke

    regbma in ma

  12. ITEM 1:
    I had to web-search "Abortion Barbie" to confirm that it indeed referred to Wendy Davis.
    ITEM 3:
    "The story is a typical white quilt tripping piece."
    I like it. The bleach has bit on white guilt.
    (Just kidding.)

  13. There were many many more than 6500 in Tulsa. The venue withdrew anti-covid in-processing (which was in front of security processing) blocking security processing and effectively closed the doors early. I was outside with thousands of others. I drove from OKC to Tulsa after work and got there before the speech--didn't have a ticket but talked to many others who did but couldn't get in.
    The event was sabotaged by the venue--probably the venue was under threat by or ideologically aligned with the leftist entertainers who normally fill it up.
    I kind of like Kanye. He won't do any harm in OK this year. I could imagine voting for him in 2024 if Trump endorsed him; he wouldn't likely be worse than GHW Bush, GW Bush, McCain, or Romney. The Birthday Party, announced July 4, made me smile, and that is halfway to a sale.

  14. "The walls are losing in."

    I 'c' what you did there. ;)

  15. It's amazing how a blind man appreciated the beauty of our country better than many with 20/20 vision.

    ITEM 15 - I would say it was John Kerry, not Schiff, who outed our asset in Iran. His son-in-law has family ties to the Iranian regime.

  16. A Bentley convertible v12 huh? Blogging must pay better than I thought.

  17. Thumbs down on the Bentley. Hope you're only in jest about trading off the 'stang. Aesthetics may be nice, but many other considerations (as others above) outweigh that.
    As for #9-nips. Once heard a shrink say that America's mental health could be vastly improved if mother would serve breakfast topless. How much of the breast fetish is a result of improper weaning? (asking for a friend).
    #14 Still think Parscale is a genius WITHIN his area of expertise. As for being an executive level manager, probably not. I hope he has the wisdom to stifle his pride and continue working for the team. Comment above about Tulsa is not widely appreciated. The campaign was sabotaged by the venue and some anti-Trump "authorities".

  18. 1. The question to ask is, "How many people actually voted?" In Missouri, the Media/Democrats were parading around their primary wins like general election wins when 4 times as many people had voted Republican ballots than Democrats. (MO doesn't allow split ticket primaries)

    2. Angela Davis seems to be aging well...

    5. That would require the publishers to object to the silencing of Thought Criminals. Why would they want to do that?

    7. The Only Lives That Matter Are Ones Democrats Think They Can Use For Political Gain.

    9. Free The Nipples is part of the War Against Against Everything.

    13. Now refuse federal funding for segregated schools. "You want to have separate dorms, classes, grading, etc for people according to race? Pay your own way."

    15. That is the proper approach to spying. We should emulate it.

    17. They're a union. Prove that they're not funding Democratic candidates anyway.

    J in StL

  19. 13, in person classes were ALWAYS a requirement for a visa.
    They just suspended it for a couple of terms due to WuFlu