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Friday, July 31, 2020

Highlights of the News

July is Patriot Month, and while I have mainly done American songs, I also gave a nod to Canada Day and Bastille Day. Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Vanuatu's independence. Enjoy.

ITEM 1United Press International reported, "The Democratic Party has unveiled a preliminary schedule for its presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee, which includes an acceptance speech by presumptive nominee Joe Biden on the final night."

What day is booing God and Israel scheduled for this year?

ITEM 2: Just the News reported, "NASA on Thursday launched Perseverance, the biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover in history.

"The car-sized vehicle blasted off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida, aboard the Atlas V rocket, amid clear skies on the state's Space Coast.

"Perseverance is equipped with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers, according to the Associated Press. Its launch is part of an ambitious, long-range NASA effort to collect rock samples from Mars and return them to Earth to be analyzed for signs of ancient life."

To infinity and beyond.

ITEM 3Yahoo reported, "With consumers quarantined at home amid the covid 19 pandemic, Kellogg was the latest big food brand to put up eye-popping quarterly results on Thursday. Cahillane tells Yahoo Finance there is strength right now across the Kellogg portfolio of products, underscoring the shift in consumer behaviors that is proving more sustainable than analysts believed early in the pandemic."

CEO Steve Cahillane said, "Consumers obviously are still eating more at home and that elevated demand continues. But inside of that, they're gravitating towards brands that they trust and that provide them comfort that they love. And so you're seeing that in our brands, whether it be Pop Tarts and Eggo waffles, up double digits, we're just selling everything that we could make. Cheez-Its are doing very well and so are ready to eat cereals, such as Frosted Mini Wheats, Special K, and Frosted Flakes."

Tony the Tiger says of lockdowns, they're grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

The pandemic panic has helped big businesses while destroying small businesses. It is almost as if it were planned.

But this helps explain why the stock market rebounded even as the economy struggled.

ITEM 4: Market Watch reported, "Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high."

The story said, "The company posted fiscal third-quarter net income of $11.25 billion, or $2.58 a share, up from $10.04 billion, or $2.18 a share, in the year-prior quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had been anticipating $2.05 a share.

"Apple’s revenue for the quarter rose to $59.7 billion from $53.81 billion, while the FactSet consensus was for $52.24 billion. The company generated $26.42 billion in revenue from its iPhone segment, compared with $26.99 billion a year ago and the $22.2 billion that analysts had been expecting. This is the first quarter to include sales of the iPhone SE, Apple’s lower-cost smartphone that launched in August. International sales accounted for 60% of the company’s revenue in the period."

Slave labor keeps costs down.

ITEM 5: United Press International reported, "The House Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to adopt a gender-neutral version of its current mission statement.

"The proposed bill, H.R. 3010, would change the VA's motto from President Abraham Lincoln's 1865 quote, 'To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,' to 'To fulfill President Lincoln's promise to care for those 'who shall have borne the battle' and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.'

"'Women and LGBTQ military service members have served and sacrificed for our country, and they always answered the call of duty whenever we rang,' said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.). 'Yet, as we all know, the current gender-exclusive motto doesn't properly acknowledge their service, and that is simply wrong.'"

No, what is wrong is that male or female, straight or gay, veterans are not receiving the care they were promised by Congress.

Kathleen Rice should quit her virtue signaling and get down to taking care of veterans.

ITEM 6: WKYC reported, "On the same day that a new rule prohibiting the selling and prescribing of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the covid 19 went into effect, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on the state's pharmacy board to reconsider.

"In a statement released by the governor's office, DeWine said that he believes the decision for treatment should be between a doctor and a patient and asked the Ohio Pharmacy Board to halt the new rule and later revisit it."

It did.

Thousands of Ohioans who will now survive this virus should thank the governor.

ITEM 7: Just the News reported, "Dr. Harvey Risch, a noted Yale epidemiologist,  has accused White House corona virus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a "misinformation campaign" against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results in treating covid 19 when used properly.

"Hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of a protracted political debate since March, when President Trump cited the drug as a promising possible treatment for the novel corona virus. HCQ has long been used by doctors to treat malaria along with other syndromes such as arthritis and lupus. The World Health Organization lists it as an essential medicine, while nearly five million Americans hold prescriptions for it.

"Since Trump's speculative endorsement of the drug, media outlets and medical officials have for several months aggressively promoted various medical trials that have determined the drug has no effectiveness in fighting covid 19; many commentators have also insisted, in spite of the drug's decades-long safe track record, that it is too dangerous to be used to cure the disease."

Even witch doctors are more open minded than Fauci.

ITEM 8: Revolver reported, "Yesterday, the press breathlessly trumpeted that a suspect had been found in the case of the Umbrella Man, who was recorded on video smashing the windows of an AutoZone on May 27, the second day of the George Floyd riots.

"According to an affidavit (which is still unproven, without even an arrest to support it), Umbrella Man is a member of the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood, a minor prison and motorcycle gang.

"The potential arrest of a man who may have broken some windows was deemed worthy of coverage by The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times. Even international outlets like the BBC and National Post were very interested in Minneapolis’s broken-windows investigation. It’s not because any of them suddenly care about law and order. Neither The New York Times nor The Washington Post ever dedicated a single news article to retired police officer David Dorn, murdered in St. Louis while defending a friend’s store from looters."

The man destroyed 1,500 buildings with an umbrella?

Send him to Iran.

ITEM 9: Breitbart News reported, "Seattle police revealed Wednesday that they had seized a van containing explosives at a weekend protest that had been organized in solidarity with demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.

"Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said the department is launching an investigation following the discovery of the weapons in a van at the July 25 protest.

"Best explained that a group of protesters headed to the Youth Service Center over the weekend and tossed incendiary devices, Molotov cocktails, into a construction site, destroying several trailers."

Police also found baseball bats, pyrotechnic explosives, APR respirators, improvised shields, and face masks.

Apparently, there were no umbrellas in the arsenal.

ITEM 10: Bird Watching reported, "A time of racial justice drives new push to rename birds."

The bird getting new names are Bachman’s Sparrow, Audubon’s Oriole, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Townsend’s Solitaire, Cooper’s Hawk, and McCown’s Longspur because Bachman, Audubon, Nuttall, Townsend, Cooper, McCown stood for the Star-Spangled Banner, or some such nonsense.

Yep, the BLM thing is for the birds.

Chief Seattle killed a lot of Indians, effectively wiping out an entire tribe called the Chimakum. Rename that town to Woke City. They should rename the Seattle SuperSonics.

Oh wait. They already did.

ITEM 11: Obama shows no class act.
Funerals are for the living, but this is a step beyond the pale.

ITEM 12: Breitbart News reported, "Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. economy needed 'concerned, thoughtful, and sustained leadership' — though he did not explain what, exactly, that meant."

He must mean re-elect President Trump because that is whom Biden described.

ITEM 13: Just the News reported, "Comedian Joe Piscopo, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, told Just the News that his famous sketch, Ebony and Ivory, where he plays Frank Sinatra and Eddie Murphy plays Stevie Wonder, couldn't be performed today due to cancel culture.

"Piscopo, an SNL cast member from 1980-84, sang a duet with Murphy in the Ebony and Ivory sketch, which contains lines such as, 'You are black, and I am white. Life's an Eskimo Pie, let’s take a bite. That was groovy thinkin' Lincoln, when you set them free.'

"Just the News asked Piscopo, now a radio talk show host, if that sketch could be performed in today’s environment."

They mocked the song Ebony and Ivory was a song by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, which deserved it.

I wonder if Jackson would draw protests for his song Black Or White.

It doesn't matter if you're black or white? That's blasphemy to the left.

ITEM 14: The New York Post reported, "The president of the American Federation of Teachers warned Wednesday that strikes due to unsafe working conditions in schools were possible in Texas, Florida and Arizona — all states with high corona virus infection rates."

Hmm. Apparently strikes and picket lines are magically protected from covid 19 just like the peaceful protests riots, lootings, and arson.

ITEM 15: Pew Research announced, "Americans’ views of China have continued to sour, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Today, 73% of U.S. adults say they have an unfavorable view of the country, up 26 percentage points since 2018. Since March alone, negative views of [Red] China have increased 7 points, and there is a widespread sense that [Red] China mishandled the initial outbreak and subsequent spread of covid 19."

Imagine that.

73% of Americans still use logic.

ITEM 16: Townhall reported, "Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Democrat, had a kneejerk reaction to President Trump's optimism about a malaria drug that might be an effective treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus. Trump was hopeful about the drug, so anti-Trump Democrats like Sisolak were against it. Gov. Sisolak banned hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for covid 19, ostensibly over concern of hoarders stockpiling the medicine and causing shortages for patients who use the drug for other ailments like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. But while the governor restricted the public from receiving the potentially life-saving drug, Nevada's Department of Corrections began stockpiling the drug for prisoners."

So the 82 men on death row in Nevada won't die of covid 19, but taxpayers will.

ITEM 17: The Daily Time Waster reported, "I predict Trump gets 18% of the black vote. What do you think?"

Operation Legend's initial results show shootings and killings are down in Chicago.

People notice.

ITEM 18: What's the over/under for the Hispanic vote?
Illegal crossings are down.

People notice.

ITEM 19: The National File reported, "Patreon has lost a lawsuit they filed against fans of Owen Benjamin, a comedian kicked off the platform due to hate speech concerns, and now will have to pay millions in arbitration fees.

"Last year, Owen Benjamin was kicked off of Patreon for violating their terms on “hate speech.” Benjamin then encouraged his fans to sue the site, given they had participated in, in legal terms, “tortious interference with a business relationship.”

"Patreon’s terms included language that allowed any users of the platform to litigate their case individually under California’s JAMS arbitration scheme.

"Under California law, Patreon would have to pay the arbitration fees up front, as each user would have to be dealt with on a one to one basis. These fees range from a few thousand dollars to over ten thousand dollars per case. It is unclear how many users intended to sue the platform."

Bwa ha ha.

ITEM 20: Tess Riski reported, "After video surfaced of federal agents hosing contaminants off the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse — where tear gas and pepper spray have been deployed — the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services said the discharge technique is not permissible, and that the city agency is currently investigating.

"'NOT allowed – hosing off contaminants into the street and to storm drains,' PBES wrote in a tweet responding to a video posted of agents hosing off contaminates. 'There is no permit because this kind of discharge is not permissible… We do not expect to have additional information for some time as we continue this investigation.'

"The impact that chemical riot control agents like CS gas and pepper spray have on the environment are largely unknown. The city's stormwater flows into the Willamette River."

Were permits issued to those who were trying to burn down the federal courthouse?

ITEM 21: The Daily Caller reported, "The Department of Energy reached a settlement Thursday to recover $200 million in taxpayer funds from a loan the Obama administration distributed in 2011 to finance a $1 billion solar power plant that was deemed obsolete before it could officially go online.

"The settlement between DOE and Tonopah Solar Energy must now be approved by a bankruptcy court, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

"The DOE provided a $737 million loan to Tonopah in September 2011 for the purposes of financing the $1.1 billion Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada. The agency disbursed funds for the plant in 2011 and 2013 before the project experienced problems requiring improvements, rendering the Crescent Dunes obsolete by 2015, Bloomberg reported in January.

"Thursday’s settlement will allow the DOE to recoup a portion of the $424 million Tonopah owes."

Obama's donors got the gold mine.

We got the shaft.

President Trump got some of the money back.


  1. #18. I'd like to add the number of lives saved by the wall. Can't remember the last time I read a tear-jerk story about border runners dying along the way.

  2. #20 Send the bill to Ted Wheeler.

    1. yes please. Everyone needs a permit except the rioters. He needs to bill them for the fence protecting the courthouse, and he needs to fine them for contaminates down the water sewers. Not the US Government.

  3. I Was expecting The Ohio Express to perform the Vanatu national anthem.

    Maybe Umbrella Man is really The Penguin. Where is Batman when we need him?

    11 - At the funeral, they disregarded the rules on staying six feet apart They disregarded the rules about how many can assemble. The DC politicians will disregard the rules set by the mayor of Washington DC that those coming from Georgia must quarantine for 14 days. The rules are for little people.

    1. I thought the words were
      "Yumi, Yumi, Yumi, have love in Tumi."

  4. Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers. And this is money they do not even have. White Genecide since Blacks took over.

    1. And you are thinking BLM will be good for America?

    2. Years ago I did pilot service for an outfit that was based in Richhland Wa.Nuclear industry.
      I'd fly them to their outlying offices, etc. mainly to the Idaho Labs. One engineer who was a Mugabe supporter from Zimbabwe. Was one of the scariest people I'd ever been around. I didn't like flying him alone and kept the fire extinguisher unlocked-just in case. He had a problem with light-skinned American Blacks.One woman who was a secretary for the company-was scared to death of him.She wouldn't fly with him.
      One day I flew him to Boise Idaho. So he could catch a plane- he was called home-probably to run a Gulag for Mugabe. When I got back the Secretary and one of the other engineers for the company (who was also a light skinned Black guy.came out to pick up the company car.they asked me if he was really gone .I said - "He took off a t9:35am and was heading east." They broke into a fair rendition of Roy Clark's "Thank God and Greyhound."BTW she carried a .38 in her purse whenever she was around
      Mr. Zimbabwe...

  5. #6 Ohio gov pharmacy board redirect.
    Gee, it's as if the governor recognized that supporting government interference in decisions between a doctor and patient could become a problem. The hypocrisy wouldn't be an issue but the precedent would be.

  6. Item 3 / "And so you're seeing that in our brands, whether it be Pop Tarts and Eggo waffles, up double digits..."

    I take full responsibility for the Eggo surge.

    1. My wife does the same for Cheez-It’s, Extra Toasty. A box a day, man...

    2. Who is the largest employer in the country? Yup, small business. And, who is failing right and left? Yup, small business. Who is the biggest enemy of the globalists? Yup, the American Middle Class. It's almost as if it was planned.
      - Gary B

    3. I was a fan of Raisin Bran long before the pandemic hit.

  7. Replies
    1. His doctor who was imprisoned did that already. You mean dig him up for a double tap?

    2. 15 - Count Diane Feinstein, and a majority of the Democrap party, among the 27%.

  8. “Funerals are for the living, but this is a step beyond the pale.”

    Paul Wellstone is smiling.

  9. I prefer Jerry Reed's "She got the Goldmine...I got the Shaft" and by the way..Reed's song also applies to listeners of that song.

  10. The spokesperson, Dr. Gold, for the American's Frontline Doctors summit and the video that was censored on social media was fired from her job. Supposedly, she embarrassed her employer with the truth. There is no clearer instance of social media illegally censoring content in violation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. She has hired the same lawyer that Mr. Sandman hired who sued 8 media outlets and have settled with 2 after being falsely accused of harassing a Native American in DC.

    1. Good on her. I hope she wins too.

    2. These social media platforms should be sued for medical malpractice. I bet lawyers will have plenty of ambulances to chase over this.

    3. This. If they are calling the information provided by actual licensed and practicing doctors false; they are by definition giving medical advise.

  11. Joe and Hunter BidenJuly 31, 2020 at 9:52 AM

    I just love to come to this blog, the huffington post, and hang out. I get so much love being president. Anyone know what day it is?

  12. 11) It makes sense that Democrats use funerals for campaign purposes. After all, they get 100% of the dead vote.

    1. You are very edgy today! **

  13. 1: I thought Kasich was going to make Gropin' Joe's acceptance. Or will this be "live on tape", as they used to say.

    Lots and lots of tape.

    6: DeWidiot heard from the public and told the Lefties to throttle back.

    No thanks to him for the mess we're in.

    7: Now Fauci wants eye shields. Get rid of him.

    9: The British Army sent troops to Lexington to confront people less armed.

    11: Remember the Wellstone funeral? Same result.

    14: One more reason to homeschool.

    17: Whatever it is, it will be yuge. And the Demos' worst nightmare.

    Except for the release of all that scandalous material Ghislane didn't want released.

  14. Since this is the last day of Patriots Month, I am posting the lyrics of a song that Mary Martin sang in "South Pacific" that in my opinion reflects the American character.

    When the sun is a bright canary yellow,
    I forget every cloud I've ever seen,
    So they call me a cockeyed optimist,
    Immature and incurably green.

    I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
    That we're done and we might as well be dead,
    But I'm only a cockeyed optimist,
    So I can't get it into my head.

    I hear the human race
    Is falling on its face
    And it hasn't very far to go.
    But every whipporwill
    Is selling me a bill
    and telling me it just ain't so.

    I can say life is just a bowl of Jello
    And then feel more intelligent and smart,
    But I'm stuck like a dope
    With a thing called hope
    And I can't get it out of my heart.
    Not my heart.


  15. 10. Somehow, Nuttall’s Woodpenis just doesn't sound right.

    11. He never had class and never will.

  16. Years ago I and my wife belonged to the Audubon Society. In the late 80's the became a haven for greenie politicos. ruined the idea of true conservation. Wrecked one of the best bird habitats on the south coast of Oregon, BTW -in the name of Politics..

    1. Joe and Hunter BidenJuly 31, 2020 at 12:28 PM

      Wow! Small world. I too was a member of the audubon society. We would go racing down that road, sometime reaching a top speed of pert near 70 mph. My stanley steamer was a fast one she was...

    2. I live in southern Oregon, and I went to one local Audubon meeting. People complained about cats hanging out near their bird feeders. A fat guy from the local newspaper suggested putting a bowl of anti-freeze under the feeders. I sneered at him and left.

    3. Lyn when wife and I lived in Coos Bay that is exactly what happene dto my Big yellow Maine Coon.- Neighbor woman Poisoned both Dogs and Cats..
      She also poisoned Humming birds that way..They infect Fuchsias with a mite.
      We left Audubon when they thought I worked for the CIA .something I encouraged BTW. Then I didn't have to talk to these Klowns in the Store or Post office..

    4. I'm so sorry about your beautiful cat, Douglas. I would have gone postal.

    5. Audubon lost all of my respect when I learned they are all for oil drilling and exploration On THEIR Louisiana property but dead set against it in the uninhabitable portions of alaska.

    6. They clearcut 280 acres of old growth in Washington state-no replant and got caught by the state.Now it wouldn't be even reported.

  17. This is a great video about the difference between Trump supporters and Biden supporters.

  18. 7. 'Dr' Fauxci is open minded about the United States being turned into another Chinese Slave Empire with The One Party, the Democratic Party, as its overlord.

    21. give Portland the cleanup bill.

    J in StL