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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Highlights of the News

July is Patriot Month. The greatest play in baseball history was when Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved the flag from being torched at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 1976.

Now MLB brags that its players are too weak to stand for the national anthem. Why play it then? I stopped caring if the Cleveland Indians or Whatevers win the world series.

ITEM 1: WLS reported, "Federal agents sent to Chicago by President Donald Trump are expected to help with anti-violence efforts and not engage with protesters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

"After responding with a pointed letter to the president Monday, Lightfoot softened her tone a bit, appearing cautiously ready to welcome the agents after getting clarification on their role, but said she and other leaders remain concerned enough that they are ready to take action if things change."

President Donald John Trump offered this aid 3 years ago. Democrats in Chicago refused. Nearly 2,000 murders later, Mayor Beetlejuice accepts.

Her actual words were, Help me, Obi-Wan-Orange Man. You're our only hope.

ITEM 2: The New York Post reported, "The founders of the Lincoln Project, a headline-grabbing anti-Trump political action committee formed by GOP operatives who describe the president as a crook and huckster, have checkered dealings with Russia and the tax man, documents obtained by The Post reveal.

"Since its inception last November — announced with a blistering New York Times op-ed — the brainchild of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and John Weaver has raked in more than $19.4 million, according to FEC filings, and has needled President Trump repeatedly with provocative TV ads.

"But the group — which the National Review on Monday dubbed The Grifter Project and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) last week dismissed as a 'cabal of political consultants all in it for the money' — don’t exactly practice what they preach.

"Co-founder Weaver, a political consultant known for his work on John McCain’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, registered as a Russian foreign agent for uranium conglomerate TENEX in a six-figure deal last year, filings with the Department of Justice show.

"TENEX’s parent company is Rosatom, a Russian state-owned corporation that also owns Uranium One — the company that paid Bill Clinton $500,000 in speaking fees and millions to the Clinton Foundation after then-President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on the controversial merger in 2010."

Lincoln Project?

Sounds more like the Lenin Party.

Given their track record in presidential contests, they are political saboteurs secretly working for Putin to help Democrats. They knew collusion was a hoax before it became public.

I sure hope they registered as foreign agents and won't face prison like Paul Manafort did.

ITEM 3: Yahoo reported, "The U.S. Department of Justice accused two prolific Chinese hackers of stealing terabytes of data in a global computer intrusion campaign that allegedly targeted U.S. and international companies, including American companies working on covid 19 testing, treatment and vaccines.

"Assistant attorney general for national security, John C. Demers, announced on Tuesday the charges against defendants Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, in a virtual press conference with reporters. The indictment, filed in the Eastern District of Washington, alleges that the hackers’ illegal activity spanned over a decade, from September 2009 to July 2020, and was supported by the Chinese government."

But free market, Bill Kristol screamed.

End all trade with Red China.

ITEM 4: PJ Media reported, "China and American off-shoring corporations received a rude shock Monday morning when Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) introduced legislation 'to hold American companies accountable for slave labor in their supply chains,' largely in Communist mainland China.

"Sen. Hawley’s office says that The Slave-Free Business Certification Act 'increases corporate supply chain disclosure requirements, mandates regular audits, requires Chief Executive Officers to certify that their companies’ supply chains do not rely on forced, slave labor, and creates penalties for firms that fail basic minimum standards for human rights.”

"Hawley chided American companies, saying, 'the celebrities that hawk their products have been playing this game for a long time – talk up corporate social responsibility and social justice at home while making millions of dollars off the slave labor that assembles their products.'"

But free market, Bill Kristol screamed.

Call it the No Involuntary or Koerced Employment act.

ITEM 5: Yerevan Saeed reported, "Corona virus could cause U.S .to lose Iraqi Kurdish region to China."

He wrote, "The corona virus pandemic created an opportunity for China to strengthen its burgeoning relations with Iraq's semi-autonomous oil and gas-rich Kurdish region of northern Iraq (KRI) through medical aid.

"On March 8, the Chinese government sent 200,000 face masks to KRI to help the Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) efforts to stem the spread of the virus in the region.

"In the following weeks, Beijing delivered several other large batches of medical aid containing different types of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices and COVID-19 testing kits to the KRI.

"The aid shipments were highly publicized and widely celebrated in the KRI. On April 20, for example, China's Consul General to Erbil Ni Ruchi and KRG Health Minister Saman Barzinji held an hour-long news conference to announce the arrival of a new shipment of aid."

But free market, Bill Kristol screamed.

Kurdish Iraq must want to be the next Hong Kong.

ITEM 6The New York Post reported, "At the posh 75 Main in Southampton, owner Zach Erdem insists on only good vibes. That’s why he chopped up and torched Table 1 — the favorite of onetime regular Jeffrey Epstein, and occasionally, Harvey Weinstein, Saturday."

Evidence destroyed.

The New York Post also reported, "Four days before her son was gunned down and her husband was wounded, New Jersey federal Judge Esther Salas was assigned to handle a class-action lawsuit from Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company failed to monitor high-risk customers including late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein."

Nothing to see here. Police said a men's rights lawyer shot the son and the husband, then committed Arkancide, I mean suicide.

ITEM 7: United Press International, "A 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, the first prototype of the line of competition cars and the first to win a race, set a new record by selling for $3.85 million.

"Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis said the Mustang, which was once driven by Ken Miles, who was played by Christian Bale in 2019 film Ford v Ferrari, fetched a high bid of $3.5 million, with the total price coming to $3.85 million with taxes and fees."

Suddenly my kids are interested in who gets the Mustang.

May trade her in.

Ars Technica reported, "Two weeks ago, a video hit YouTube showing a very loud, very fast electric vehicle testing somewhere in North Carolina. Debate raged about whether this was actual spy footage or guerrilla marketing from Ford's PR department, since the EV bore a lot of resemblance to the forthcoming Mustang Mach-E. That doubt was cleared up on Tuesday, when the Blue Oval revealed the one-off EV in question. It's called the Mustang Mach-E 1400, and it's utterly bonkers.

"Readers with good memories might remember that back in April, we got news of a 1,400 horsepower electric Ford Mustang built for the drag strip. The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 and the Mustang Mach-E 1400 have similar names, and both run on electricity. But there, the similarities end. The earlier car was built for the drag strip, but the Mustang Mach-E 1400 doesn't just want to go fast in a straight line, as the multitude of carbon fiber wings and dive planes make quite clear."

Remember, in West Virginia, electric cars run on coal.

ITEM 8: Business Insider reported, "KFC will test chicken nuggets made with 3D bioprinting technology in Moscow, Russia, this fall, the chain announced in a July 16 press release.

"The chicken chain has partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to create a chicken nugget made in a lab with chicken and plant cells using bioprinting. Bioprinting, which uses 3D-printing techniques to combine biological material, is used in medicine to create tissue and even organs."

I don't know, man. I like natural nuggets, grown free range, just like God and Colonel Sanders intended.

ITEM 9: The American Conservative reported, "Today I have discovered that Google’s search engine has somehow suppressed not only this blog, but a number of conservative blogs and websites. I don’t know why. Is it deliberate? Was it a hack? I’ll let you know when I find out. Whatever the answer, this reveals the incredible power Google has over access to information. Get on the wrong side of that particular Big Brother, and you can be more or less cancelled."

A reader complained to me.

Just remember, I blog Monday through Saturdays with Highlights at 7 AM, followed by a post at 10 (sometimes 11) and another at 2 (sometimes 1, sometimes 3). And occasionally another one later.

Google owns which is my platform. It makes money off the site. I doubt it is willing to give that up.

We shall see.

ITEM 10: The DC-ist reported, "Washington Nationals superfan — or as he’s better known, the nation’s top infectious disease expert — Dr. Anthony Fauci will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the team on Opening Day this Thursday."

Washingtonians see him as President Fauci.

They are not terribly bright, are they?

ITEM 11: Illinois Policy reported, "A grand jury subpoena served July 17 to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan shows broad federal interest in the speaker’s interactions and relationships.

"The subpoena includes 12 requests for documents regarding Madigan’s communications with politicians, friends and large corporations. The list of requests makes it clear investigators are interested in more than just his relationship with Commonwealth Edison and are looking for other instances in which the speaker used his power to help and influence others.

"Building on their bribery case against  ComEd, investigators are seeking documents about hiring and lobbying communications with the company, as well as the potential for employment by ComEd of specific individuals, including former Chicago aldermen Michael Zalewski and Frank Olivo. Federal agents raided Zalewski’s home in May 2019. Olivo became a ComEd lobbyist after leaving the City Council. Investigators are also seeking similar communications with AT&T, Rush University Medical Center and Deerfield-based Walgreens."

So the biggest utility in Illinois may be renting out the head of the legislature.

Regulation is an opportunity to collect bribes.

ITEM 12: The Columbus Dispatch reported, "Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four colleagues were arrested by federal officials Tuesday as part of a bribery investigation involving the state’s $1 billion nuclear plant bailout and Householder’s maneuverings to secure support to lead the legislative chamber.

"Householder, 61, R-Glenford, is charged in the alleged racketeering conspiracy involving the funneling of energy company funds through Generation Now, a dark money group formed by a longtime associate."

Taxpayer subsidies are an opportunity to collect bribes.

ITEM 13: Breitbart reported, "The founder of a prominent political action committee opposing President Donald Trump’s reelection was arrested on Tuesday in part of a public corruption probe.

"Matthew Borges, a lobbyist and former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, was arrested in connection to a year-long $60 million federal bribery scheme. According to prosecutors, Borges and three other lobbyists allegedly conspired with the Republican Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to secure a $1.3 billion taxpayer bailout for an Ohio-based energy company, FirstEnergy Solutions.

"Law enforcement officials claim that in exchange for helping FirstEnergy receive the bailout, which was meant to prevent the shutdown of two nuclear power plants, a nonprofit controlled by the House Speaker received $60 million."

Never Trump means never moral.

ITEM 14The New York Post reported, "The black woman busted for dumping paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower livestreamed the entire stunt — and was at it again just hours later in Harlem and Brooklyn.

"Bevelyn Beatty, 29, posted videos to her Facebook page showing her smearing paint outside the Midtown skyscraper, and on BLM murals in Harlem and on Fulton Street later in the night, then gloated about it from home on yet another video."

I thought protest was protected.

You can deface parks, pull down statues, block traffic, et cetera, but you cannot deface their graffiti?

This is the Democrat kristallnacht, but without as many beatings of Jews. This is the state-sanctioned arson of churches and shops (1,500 buildings damaged in Minneapolis alone), destruction of parks, and attacks on everyone including police officers.

Black Lives Matter is the Orwellian slogan of Democrats. If black people really mattered, Democrats would stop the slaughter of thousands of them each year by thugs in Chicago and other places they run.

It is intimidation. Fight it on Election Day.

ITEM 15: The Associated Press reported, "Growing calls nationally to honor the late Rep. John Lewis by putting his name on the Alabama bridge where he and other voting rights demonstrators were beaten 55 years ago are being met with resistance in Selma, the majority black city where Bloody Sunday occurred.

"Some say renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the Georgia congressman who died Friday would dishonor local activists who spent years advocating for civil rights before Lewis arrived in town in the 1960s. Others fear tourism would be hurt if the Pettus name — which is known worldwide yet belonged to a white supremacist — were gone."

Going from one Democrat (Pettus) to another (Lewis) makes sense. But why not compromise and call it what it is: the Democrat Racial Politics Bridge.

ITEM 16: PJ Media reported, "On Tuesday, Politico published an in-depth interview with Christopher Tigani, a wealthy beer distributor who bundled cash for former Senator Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign. Tigani later confessed to violating campaign-finance laws during that campaign by reimbursing employees for contributions made in their names. Before his confession and sentencing, however, Tigani helped the FBI investigate the inner circle of Biden’s campaign. The story raises questions about the former vice president’s corruption — questions that accentuate the Hunter Biden scandals with Ukraine and China.

"Ultimately, only Tigani faced charges for corruption. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison in March 2012. However, the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware sent a letter detailing the extent of the FBI investigation into Biden’s campaign and the “soft corruption” in Delaware politics, Politico reported.

"According to the letter, Tigani’s cooperation with the FBI lasted close to a year, involved 12 meetings with FBI agents, and included recorded telephone and in-person conversations on 17 occasions with six people, including 'a high-level official of the Biden for President campaign,' 'a former Biden staffer now working as a lobbyist' and “a prominent Wilmington businessman.”

"Tigani’s cooperation did not lead to charges against others because some of the information he provided pertained to activities that were outside the statute of limitations, some of it related to conduct that was not a federal crime, and some of it could not be corroborated, the letter states."

Obama has the FBI "investigate" Biden.

Only the informant goes to prison.

Now Democrats break the story as a warning to others.

It is a mafiacracy.

ITEM 17Fox reported, "An Afghan teen gunned down two Taliban fighters in an act of retaliation after a group of the militants killed her parents, officials say.

"The incident involving Qamar Gul, who is around 15 years old, happened last week in Ghor province, according to the AFP. A local police chief told the news agency that the Taliban was after her father – a village chief and supporter of the Afghan government – and ended up dragging him and his wife outside of Gul’s home before killing them."

Looks like Afghanistan can take care of the Taliban. Let's leave.

ITEM 18Somerville Wicked Live reported, "The Somerville, Massachusetts, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance with language inclusive to [polygamy].

"On June 29, Somerville quietly became one of the first cities in the nation – if not the first – to recognize polyamorous domestic partnerships."

The story also said, "The city is in the process of changing the application to include space for more than two partners, but polyamorous partners will be able to file soon."

Advocates are going out of their way to deny this is polygamy, but it is. We were assured that polygamy would not be next after the Supreme Court ordered all states allow gay marriage. I cannot decide if bestiality or pedophilic marriages will be the next perversion of marriage. Probably the latter given how many politicians are tied to Jeff Epstein, who totally killed himself, right?

ITEM 19: The Democrat Party is a subsidiary of the CCP.
Most of them have been carrying water for Red China since Vietnam.


  1. Another GEM this morning, man!

  2. > ""But the group — which the National Review on Monday dubbed The Grifter Project and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) last week dismissed as a 'cabal of political consultants all in it for the money' — don’t exactly practice what they preach."

    National Review ought to know.

  3. 9 I went on duck duck go and got through

    1. me too. I use it now exclusively. AND it doesnt track/report me back home or anywhere else.

    2. My right click wasn't working for months and Google was sending me down all kinds or rabbit holes, changing the internal settings etc. But duckduckgo told me to first be sure it isn't just the mouse being faulty. That was it and I was back up running in 2 hours after getting back from the Big Lots store.

    3. I haven't used Google in years, at least not the search engine.

    4. I use Duck Duck go as my browser on my Chicomdroid.
      Phone works well.
      Just bookmark the site.

  4. ITEM 7: If you watch BLUE BLOODS, then you must have seen, and loved, the episode about the BULLIT car. At the very end, all the Reagan men gather at the Mustang and have their picture taken. Grandpa Reagan says, “Best Christmas card photo ever.” Here’s the genesis of that episode. Personally, I agree with Baez: “That’s a lot to put on an old Ford.”

    1. Just want to remind everyone that Bullitt was based on "Mute Witness" by the late, great Bob Fish.

      I had the privilege of meeting him when I was taking a mystery writing course sponsored by a pre-woke Mystery Writers of America. He and his wife Mamie were incredibly supportive of those trying to break into the field.

      Mr. Fish is memorable to me for two reasons First, you often read a description that a character has a whiskey scarred voice. He had jt.

      Second was his warning to us. Mr. Fish told us that he had accepted a percentage of the profits of the movie in exchange for the rights to Mute Witness.
      As I recall it, in 1981, when he spoke to us, the famed Hollywood bookkeeping process demonstrated that 13 years after the movie was released, Bullitt had not turned a profit and he had not seen a dime from his cut of the "profits." His warning was -- if you are lucky enough to interest Hollywood and they buy your book or story, take "negative points," that is, a piece of the budget of the movie.

      A truly memorable man.

  5. Item 1- All rise (or kneel) for the iberal mayor prayer:
    "I'm a sham,
    But I can change,
    If I have to,
    I guess."

  6. Joe and Hunter BidenJuly 22, 2020 at 7:52 AM

    Now that I've been president for a couple of years,, let me know how I'm doing!

  7. Item 9. It was disconcerting. Yesterday, as part of my daily routine, I Googled for your daily blog, and found that access was wiped out and was replaced with "fake news" sites. It just had your twitter listings. It was the same for Whatfinger. It's restored now but it shows how short a lease conservative access is.

  8. Item #9: Google regularly down ranks sites it makes money from. If they perceive you are somehow violating any of their unwritten rules down you go and with it your monthly income and their cut.

    Plus they regularly tweak the rules. In the internet marketing world that's called a Google update. Which can also cause an earnings downdraft.

    So I wouldn't count any leniency from Google due to economics.

    They want Trump out. And if they have to take Don Surber down to make that happen, well so be it.

    I look at yesterday as merely a test run of what havoc they can cause to their list of targeted conservative blogs and websites. Technical issue my @ss. Stay tuned.

    1. This is why they need broken up. When they can afford to throw their own money away to tilt the narrative their way, the need to go down!

  9. 1 - what kind or action will Lightfoot take if she disapproves of the federal help? Allow even more killing? Big talk from a horrible mayor.

    2 - wow. the national review is against an anti-Trump group!!!

    3-4 - treat China like Cuba.

    10 - is he going to wear a mask and powder free gloves to throw the pitch? Let me know if he throws worse than Sotero. I will not watch. The dawning over him is making me sick.

    15 - the name of racist and confederate veteran Edmund Pettit has financial value so it can stay, say the cancel culture. I agree it shouldn’t be named for Lewis as there were many others involved.

    19 - disgraceful but not surprising.

  10. Item 9. Duckduckgo finds you on my desktop(s) but google only finds twitter and news about you on my android

  11. 12-13 Wow, Ohio is getting almost as bad as Illinois, or from the sounds of it, they are not as good at hiding their tracks.

    1. We've got Kasich the Republican token speaking for Biden in Milwaukee. DeWine the Masked Man lover. And now Householder the racketeer. That's an enviable trifecta. NOT.

      What I loved is one account said Householder is what you get when you have one party domination. Funny how nothing is ever said like that about IL, NY, CA, WA, OR, etc.

  12. Item 10: Appropriately enough this will occur in a stadium completely devoid of fans.

  13. #9 Don I don’t know if Poca Food Market sells Dr Pepper, if not I’ll send you a six pack - the pepper-upper at 10, 2 & 4... I bookmark your blog, so I find it every time.

    #15. Drove thru Selma nice - don’t see how their ‘tourist business’ can be hurt - dump of a town in the middle of nowhere. Noticed Interstate dors not connect Montgomery to Meridian....

    1. Thanks for the offer. We have Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper but I'm drinking real Pepsi (with sugar) and Vernor's ginger ale

    2. Vernor's, a longtime Detroit product, is excellent for upset stomachs during election season.

      The Blue Bell ice cream line is worth the drive even out of state. Makes things so much better....

  14. Your opener this morning is excellent! MLB kneeling was the last straw for me - canceled all my subscriptions and cable. I rather go watch paint on top of a BLM street mural.

  15. #8 KFC.

    as if 3 breasted chickens weren't enough.

    but I went back and reread it.

    Moscow, Russia. not Moscow, Idaho that packages a bazillion French fries.

    perhaps they have found a way to get rid of scraps.

    the churnobile research institute was pleased to announce in conjunction with KFC glow in the dark nuggets in 6 fun colors....


  16. “It is a Mafiosocracy.”

    It's “mafiacracy.” Get it right, man. xoP

    1. yet, at Obama's 2009 Inauguration, who were some of the dignitaries seated right in front with Obama & Biden? None other than members of the Tigani family.

    2. Thanks. I shall correct to mafiacracy

  17. #2

    Lincoln is still the only president to suspend habeas corpus. And the Supreme Court said it was illegal a few years later.

    1. A confederate army sat across the river and Maryland slave state was desperately trying to join the rebellion. Washington, DC was almost a besieged city. It was Lincoln and his army. Survival of the Union was certainly in doubt.

      And the 'courageous' SCOTUS that stood on principle after the fact, like the noble congresscritters, had skipped town. FQM

      J in StL

  18. Item #4 - Hawley Act should be the Koch Bros Act:

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    B eaten
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  19. 2: Saw one of their ads. A riff on Reagan's Morning In America. Way overdone.

    Filmed in mostly Democrat cities. You'd think Zippy was still Preezy.

    6: As I said. Thing is, now everybody knows something is up.

    Secrets like this don't keep. Sooner or later, it all comes out.
    I hope Ghislane has one of this "in the event of my sudden death" packages somewhere that will end up all over the Interwebz.

    12: May mean nothing, but Householder has fought NeverTrumper DeWidiot's lockdown from the first.

    Now Deep State busts him.

    14: This is the Democrat kristallnacht

    Twat has banned the Star of David.

    Destroying statues. Burning Catholic churches. Banning Jewish symbols.

    Ah, yes, I remember it well.

    19: Most of them have been carrying water for every Communist hellhole since Vietnam.


  20. I'm not sure what this MLB is that you speak of, but I truly miss the LLWS.

    1. LLWS was the last bb I watched. I gave up the pros years ago.

    2. Yep! Pure baseball at it's best (Danny Almonte excluded) Although I think the umpire's strike zones are waayyy too generous.

  21. #15) I don't care; it is a local/state issue. Civil rights leader Lewis was a very brave man and helped our nation prevent a violent uprising. Rep. Lewis was a left wing deadbeat who shutdown the House over his wish for gun control with anyone on the no fly list losing their gun rights; a list that is notoriously inaccurate with no way to be removed. And he lead the movement to not attend Mr. Trump's swearing-in.

  22. The baseball flag rescue brought a tear to my eye.

  23. As great a moment as it was, it was not a baseball play. The game was stopped.

    The greatest play in baseball history took place on August 4 1993.

  24. #11

    Billy Ayers (Obama's terrorist BFF) is the son of Thomas Ayers, former CEO of ComEd. I betcha Billy owns a big chunk of that utility.

  25. If Rick Monday stopped a flag burning today, he would be forced to do a Drew Brees apology tour. Item 9, I also had trouble yesterday with Don, Brietbart, Jihad Watch.

  26. In my view, the rise of professional sports has also led to a rise in more people passively watching them leading to an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle and one of psychological damage due to the misplacement of idolization of pro athletes as being people to emulate. Which they have proven they are not worthy of that worship.

    It also lends itself to feelings of accomplishment that are false and encourages people do disregard those who actually do accomplish important and worthy goals.

    More and more in urban areas, amateur sports teams are dwindling and gangs and their associated violence is on the rise.

    Participation in a team sport is a vital socialization skill that all young men especially need to learn.

    That only happens in rural America these days and much of that is distorted and diminished by the drive for equality of result that calls achievement unfair and sexist or racist.

    We could use that money spent on prima donna athletes for better athletic programs and also direct our young people into becoming healthy and active.