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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Highlights of the News



Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: The White House announced, "President Donald J. Trump has informed Congress of his intent to formally rescind Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.  This follows on Sudan’s recent agreement to resolve certain claims of United States victims of terror and their families.  Yesterday, in fulfillment of that agreement, the transitional government of Sudan transferred $335 million into an escrow account for these victims and their families.

"By finally serving justice for the American people, President Trump was able to achieve what previous presidents could not – the resolution of longstanding claims of victims of the East Africa embassy bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the murder of USAID employee John Granville.  This is a significant achievement for the President and his Administration and brings a measure of closure to many to whom it has long been out of reach."

In addition, Sudan agreed to recognize the state of Israel and open diplomatic relations with Israel.

The experts said moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a disaster.

It is.

For the experts.

ITEM 2: The Wall Street Journal reported, "CNN President Jeff Zucker survived plenty of corporate intrigue since telecom giant AT&T swallowed up the cable network’s parent company two years ago.

"Now that is changing, leaving Mr. Zucker frustrated and his future at the cable news network in doubt.

"Mr. Zucker, who has overseen CNN for seven years, felt blindsided by a recent restructuring carried out by parent WarnerMedia, and has had friction with its chief executive, Jason Kilar, according to people familiar with the situation.

"The 55-year-old’s contract expires next year and he hasn’t committed to extending his deal in meetings with WarnerMedia brass and communications with CNN employees, the people say."

7 years of finishing 3rd in a 3-way race go down the drain.

I know all my readers are saddened by this news.

ITEM 3: The Trump-Pence campaign announced, "Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee (RNC), and their authorized joint fundraising committees announced a record-breaking $26 million haul around last night’s final presidential debate. This was the re-election effort’s largest digital fundraising day ever, raising 30% more and reactivating 20% more past donors than previous debates.

"October is already Trump Victory’s largest online fundraising month ever, with this surge of donations double the size of the surge that propelled President Trump to victory in 2016 — this time a week earlier. The re-election effort’s continued fundraising success is powering the largest infrastructure in political history, with only 11 days to go until Election Day."

The momentum shifted after the first debate. Now it is in overdrive.

Timing is everything in politics and comedy.

ITEM 4: Will Steakin of ABC tweeted, "Something to keep in mind — Trump and his campaign claim POTUS is doing everything to 'protect' seniors amid pandemic.

"While holding packed mostly maskless rallies that are often filled with seniors (even shouting out a pair of over 90 year old vets in the crowd at one recently)."

My body, my choice.

ITEM 5: The Washington Examiner reported, "America’s imprisonment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1995, led by a dive in the percentage of blacks and Hispanics sent to jail during the Trump administration, according to a new Justice Department tally.

"For minorities, the focus of President Trump’s First Step Act prison and criminal reform plan, the rate is the lowest in years.

"For blacks, the imprisonment rate in state and federal prisons is the lowest in 31 years, and for Hispanics, it is down 24%."

Why did the incarceration rate in federal prisons suddenly rise in 1995?

Oh yes, a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president passed and signed into law Biden's Crime Act of 1994 which lengthened sentences.

Kim Kardashian lobbied, and a Republican Congress and a Republican president dialed it back.

ITEM 6: Just the News reported, "75% of likely U.S. voters think they would recover from covid 19 if they caught the virus, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"Just 22% of the likely voters expressed doubt about surviving the virus and 7% were unsure."

When I learned President Trump got covid, I said covid made a big mistake. I knew he would recover and make it irrelevant.

He did.

Now, most people no longer fear the virus.

ITEM 7: Peter Nicholas reported, "I Found a Clinton-Trump Voter."

He wrote, "Drew Murray is a married 48-year-old father of two with a cool job: He designs and sells storage systems for museums to house the parts of their collections not on display. He grew up in a household of Democrats in Villanova, a Philadelphia suburb. Yes, he voted for Clinton four years ago. But over time he’d become disillusioned with the party he’d joined as a freshman at Dickinson College. He opposes abortion rights and felt that the Democrats had lurched leftward on that issue and others, leaving no place for him anymore.

So two years ago he took a leap and changed his registration to Republican. Now he’s a Trump voter, if not exactly a Trump zealot. 'I’ve seen the anger that people have for the president,' he told me. We were sitting at a metal table with an owl figurine as its centerpiece, overlooking the two Comcast skyscrapers that dominate the Philadelphia skyline. 'I understand that anger,' he continued. 'I get it. But for me, it’s not necessarily a vote for the president. It’s a vote against the Democratic Party. They’ve gone so far left.'"

OK, now find a Trump-Biden voter. Romney? Nope. Didn't vote for President Trump in 2016. Kasich? Nope. Didn't vote for President Trump in 2016. Cindy McCain? Nope. Didn't vote for President Trump in 2016.

Donald Trump does not need any Hillary voters. He had enough voters to win in 2016.

Biden needs Trump voters. Desperately. About 2 million of them.

ITEM 8: Breitbart reported, "50 Cent says he doesn’t want to be 20 Cent, which is why he’s opposing Democrat nominee Joe Biden and supporting President Trump. Bears safety Eddie Jackson has a contract worth $58.4 million, and he apparently doesn’t want to be $36,208,000.

"Jackson, the highest paid safety in NFL history, has a considerable fortune to protect with his $33 million in guarantees and $14.6 million earned annually. The confiscatory tax plan being advanced by the Biden-Harris ticket appears to have made the star NFL defender very defensive about his bank account.

"'Biden tripping with upping these taxes,' Jackson tweeted on Wednesday."

As black men see their incomes rise, they become more and more like Bernie Mac who said he was a Republican on tax day. (Pause.) Aren't we all?

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

"Enrique Marquez Jr. supplied the weapons that Syed Rizwan Farook and Farook’s wife, Tashfeen Malik, used on Dec. 2, 2015, to open fire on a meeting and holiday gathering of San Bernardino County employees who worked with Farook. The couple fled and died later that day in a gun battle with authorities."

This may mark the first time the AP called the Muslims behind the Riverside Christmas Party Massacre terrorists.

UPDATE: It did not last. A reader said AP changed the copy to, "The man who bought two rifles that husband-and-wife assailants used to kill 14 people in a Southern California terror attack nearly five years ago was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison."

For a brief shining moment AP told the truth.

ITEM 10: Tammy Bruce reported, "Bernie Sanders Reportedly Wants To Be Labor Secretary In A Biden Administration."

Wasn't he labor secretary under President Hillary?

ITEM 11: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations announced, "officers completed an immigration enforcement activity, which resulted in the arrest of 54 immigration violators throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area, and the neighboring counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Ulster and Westchester.

"The nationwide, weeklong immigration enforcement activity, which concluded Oct. 9, focused on targeting and arresting individuals in sanctuary cities."

The story also said, "Individuals arrested in New York were citizens and nationals from the following countries: China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Peru and St. Lucia.

"The New York arrests included charges filed for assault, sexual assault against a child, lewd and lascivious acts upon a child, rape and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. Other charges include criminal possession of stolen property, driving while intoxicated, robbery and grand larceny."

Democrats say we should only deport criminals, then they protect criminals from deportation.

ITEM 12: Politico reported, "The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court ruled Friday that ballots in the state cannot be rejected because of signature comparisons, backing up guidance issued by the state’s chief elections officer heading into Pennsylvania’s first presidential election with no-excuse mail voting.

"The ruling is a defeat for President Donald Trump’s campaign and other Republicans, who had challenged the decision by Pennsylvania election officials, arguing that efforts to match signatures on ballots to signatures on voter rolls were necessary to prevent fraud."

This will bite Democrats in the seat. Bigly.

Democrats control the state Supreme Court.

I expect that to change quickly.

Remember: Vote Democrat and break your mother's back.

ITEM 13: Worst debate moment was Mike Dukakis answering Bernie Shaw's question in 1988, "Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?"

He began his answer, "No I don't..."

Now we know why she drank.

On Thursday night, Biden topped that.

TRUMP: "Would you close down the oil industry?"
BIDEN: "By the way, I have a transition from the old industry, yes."
TRUMP: "Oh, that’s a big statement."
BIDEN: "I will transition. It is a big statement."
TRUMP: "That’s a big statement."
BIDEN: "Because I would stop."
WELKER: "Why would you do that?"
BIDEN: "Because the oil industry pollutes, significantly."

He's stuck in the '70s. Pollution no longer is the excuse they use to kill the oil industry. Climate change is.

ITEM 14: Fox reported, "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the first steps Friday to advance Amy Coney Barrett for a Supreme Court confirmation vote despite delay tactics from Democrats, including forcing a rare closed-door session that's typically reserved for national security matters. Senate Republicans voted in favor of a procedural motion to enter executive session to begin debating Barrett's nomination -- teeing up a final vote on Barrett's nomination Monday."

A Bob Byrd move.

That's a compliment. Sheets knew Senate rules.

ITEM 15: The Sun reported, "Thousands of witches are plotting to cast a binding spell on Donald Trump on Halloween, so that he loses the US election. The mystic women believe that the two full moons this month have given them extra magical powers to kick Trump out of the White House. The witches are also celebrating the rare confluence of the two powerful moon events in October - in effort to get Joe Biden elected in November."

It did not work last time.


ITEM 16: Speaking of witches, Fox News reported, "Joy Behar says Trump should be charged with ‘crimes against humanity’ over immigration policy."

Behar is a zealot who sees a political disagreement as a crime against humanity.

Lefty rhetoric has spiraled into the danger zone.

ITEM 17: ESPN reported, "West Point will host the 121st Army-Navy game on Dec. 12 instead of it being played in Philadelphia as planned, because attendance limits in the state of Pennsylvania during the corona virus pandemic would prevent the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets to attend the game, the service academies announced on Friday. 

"It will be the first time since World War II -- when Annapolis hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game -- that the rivalry has been played at a home site. The two schools also rotated hosting the first four games from 1890 to 1893."

Finally, something good emerges from the pandemic panic.

ITEM 18: AccuWeather reported, "An Arctic outbreak even more extreme than one felt in early September is expected to race southeastward from the northern Rockies Friday night to the southern Plains by next Monday that could deliver temperature departures from average of 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

"The air is forecast to be so cold at its peak as to bring nighttime low temperatures to within a few degrees of zero in parts of Idaho, much of Montana and Wyoming, as well as the western parts of the Dakotas and northern Colorado.

"For example, 'in Billings, Montana, the temperature is forecast to shatter the current record of 18 set in 1997 Saturday night by at least 14 degrees and to blow away the record low of 22 set in 2002 on Sunday night by 22 degrees,' according to AccuWeather Meteorologist ReneƩ Duff.

"Record-challenging cold will be felt as far south as New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas by early next week, where temperatures are forecast to dip into the teens and 20s at night.

"Heavy snow, on the order of a foot or so, is most likely over the north- and east-facing ridges and peaks from Washington on Friday to northern Idaho and Montana on Saturday, Colorado on Sunday and northern New Mexico on Monday as the cold air pours in."

I liked global warming better.

ITEM 19: The Zia Poll has President Trump up by 4 in Michigan. The poll said, "Biden has a slight lead among African American voters."

Slight?

The Senate Candidate John James Effect.

ITEM 20: The New York Times spun, "At 63 Million Viewers, Final Debate Is Trump's Least Watched."

63 million viewers?

The media told me the race was already decided. I expected Thursday Night Football to beat the debate.

Son of a gun.

Um, no links for pay sites.

ITEM 21National File announced it "has obtained a series of photos from the 1986 yearbook of Mark Kelly, the Democrat Senate candidate in Arizona, which show him dressed as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler for a Halloween party while attending the Merchant Marine Academy.

"Mark Kelly’s full yearbook page is seen here, including a photo of him wearing what appear to be the same pair of sunglasses used in the Hitler costume."

Kelly is running in Arizona.

The reporter breaking this story broke the story that Democrat Governor Ralph Northam liked to dress up as a klansman in medical school.

ITEM 22: Ronna McDaniel tweeted:

FLORIDA is fired up for ! Pensacola Rally:
White heavy check mark
18,536 signups
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25.2% NOT Republican
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31.5% did not vote in 2016 Villages Rally:
White heavy check mark
14,225 signups
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19.1% NOT Republican
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27.8% did not vote in 2016 Thank you for the support!

The Trump Train rolls on.

ITEM 23The New York Post reported, "A former flight attendant had sex with a 15-year-old boy at an Australian school where she worked — but spent just a week behind bars because she is considered at low risk for re-offending, according to a report.

"Melissa Nosti, 33, who lives in a suburb of Sydney, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in the slammer for having sex with the student at the school where she worked in 2010, the Sun reported."

Female privilege.

ITEM 24: The Press-Herald reported, "Maine’s highest court on Friday reaffirmed that absentee ballots must be received by Election Day to be counted.

"In a 4-1 decision, justices on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected a lawsuit seeking to require state election officials to count any ballots that were postmarked by Election Day but do not arrive before polls close.

"The lawsuit from the Alliance for Retired Americans, Vote.org and two Maine residents had sought to extend the cutoff by 10 days because of the unprecedented use of absentee ballots this year and concerns about delayed mail delivery. The plaintiffs had also sought to require municipal clerks to take additional steps to contact voters whose ballots were deemed invalid.

"But the justices agreed with a lower court that the absentee ballot deadline imposed by the Maine Legislature 'even in 2020 imposes only a modest burden on the right to vote.' While the majority justices concluded that 'it is beyond dispute that a citizen’s right to vote is fundamental,' they said the processes put in place by Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s office during the pandemic provided ample opportunities and ways for Mainers to cast their ballots."

This is common sense.

The deadline was set in 1845 by a federal law.

Sheesh.

ITEM 25: Breitbart reported, "President Donald Trump’s approval among likely black voters jumped to 46%, according to Rasmussen Reports data posted Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the final presidential debate.

"According to the tracking survey, Trump’s approval jumped nine points from Thursday to Friday, going from 37% on Thursday to 46%  on the morning following the presidential debate. Overall, Trump has experienced a 24% bump in approval among likely black voters since Monday."

Let's see, Obama finally campaigns for Basement Biden, and Trump's approval among black voters soar.

Good news: They are sending Havana Barry to campaign in Miami Beach!

41 comments:

  1. You know it's getting closer to the election when the polling suddenly "gets closer", the pollsters don't want to lose all credibility, so they move from propaganda toward the more realistic numbers. This has been a game they have been playing for a while now.

    Oh, and I think you spelled witches wrong in the case of Behar, that vile thing is closer the rhyming word that begins with "B".

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  2. Big D, you’ve been posting the Ronna Rally Numbers for a little while, and I have been continually amazed by the number of first-time voters...like, pushing 20% in many instances. A rally in Erie with those numbers, I can see. But The Villages?! SMH! If true, that would indicate to me that - due to the riots, mostly, IMHO - a significant portion of the 40% of the populace who never votes (the “they’re all bums” contingent) has decided to engage for Mr. T this year...

    I’m likin my 50-0 call right now. Likin it A LOT.

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    1. OK, my bad...that number is people who didn’t vote in 2016. Same idea still holds.

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  3. #18 sitting here in my living room-38f raining, fire in the insert 79 f inside the house got up to boost the fire. I'm ready.My end of Oregon is more Colorado and Montana high and cold this time of year expecting 14f tomorrow. Can't wait for January..

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    1. When we lived in Havre, Montana, I loved the winter Chinook winds. It would be 10 below in the morning and 50 above by afternoon.

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  4. Barry is coming to Miami Beach because he's heard Andrew Gillum had a good time there and is hoping to run into him.

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    1. Barry and Andrew should have a lovely time. Naked male escorts, crack cocaine, seedy hotels. Did I mention naked male escorts? A Democrats Heaven.

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  5. Item #18: It's going to dip down to 75 in South Florida tonight. Growing up in New England, I'm loving it!

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  6. 2 - Zucker has unfinished business. He is shooting for fourth, behind limited availability OAN.

    6 - Sad that the number is just 75%. Did they poll only people with co-morbidites? Less than 3% of the population has tested positive and less than 3% of those testing positive (even with their bogus counting) have died. The media has successfully ginned up the fear. PDJT is the antidote.

    12 - Pennsylvania dirtier than Illinois? Governor Pritzker says “hold my beer”.

    14 - thankfully, deep state McConnel has been giant on judges.

    19 - John James will be a huge win.

    21 - He’s a democrat. That’s ok. Nothing to see here.

    24 - I know Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania is no Maine.

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    1. PA Supreme Court ruled that mail in ballots cannot be tossed simply because the signatures don't match. Total invitation for the Democrats to commit massive ballot fraud.

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    2. Well, why don't the Republicans print up a ton of fake ballots, too. I mean, the PA Supreme Court has approved it, right? Maybe they can save money by hiring the same printer.

      - Gary B

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  7. Ever since 2000 every election has had some element which made it increasingly "the most important election of our lifetimes." In 2016 more than 1 billion dollars was spent, not including the Russians. If elections are a billion dollar industry, wont they necessarily become more and more important in order to keep the business model expanding? Every year we hear about how much worse the global warming is, every year America seems to get more racist, every year more and more people lost their healthcare because of xyz, I could go on and on and on. How is this sustainable? Are we waiting until the socialists run out of other people's money to downsize the election industry?

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    1. Tell us how we "downsize the election industry." Political speech is protected speech according to the Constitution. If we as a nation want to freely spend multiple millions of dollars on political speech, who is to tell us no? It's not even a particular expensive hobby.

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  8. #15 Ok we get to see that the witches are on the losing spiritual side. Besides two full Moons in a month is called a "Blue Moon." Once in a blue moon a good wolf (or lion) comes along".Trump is not a tame lion...but he's a good one.

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  9. Just a friendly reminder that the Wayback Machine and Time Travel, to name two, are handy tools for pay sites that don't give them a dime (and get around paywalls).
    https://timetravel.mementoweb.org/

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  10. To see the world as Biden sees
    just put your head between your knees.
    And once you have the hang of that,
    wear your asscheeks as a hat.

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    1. LOL! You make me do the Happy Dance:

      https://youtu.be/JE2osIWmtLw

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    2. Thank you! It literally pooped into my head, just needed polishing.

      (And Rowan Atkinson is a comic genius!)

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  11. My #1 go-to site every morning! Exceptional commentary and wit.

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  12. Item 2:
    Zucker's CNN "contract expires next year and he hasn’t committed to extending his deal ... 7 years of finishing 3rd in a 3-way race ...
    I know all my readers are saddened by this news."

    I'm saddened the contract doesn't end sooner.

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    1. I took a look. Jason Kilar, new to me, is a cold-blooded corporate predator who has no use for the Zucker types And who needs seven consecutive years of 3rd place finishes?

      Good bye, Jeff. Off to the Katie Couric scrapheap you go (and be quick about it, you big tub of lard).

      Oh, and by the way, Kilar finds himself in a real severe bind, handcuffed so to speak, on 10/31/20. Should be interesting to watch.

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  13. Hey... it's almost 11:00 back there in WV. Get off your lazy butt and start writing... I need early encouragment back here in Portland, OR Crazytown
    Come on man...

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  14. Opps... missed all that... never mind
    Keep up the good work

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  15. 5: a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president passed and signed into law Biden's Crime Act of 1994 which lengthened sentences.

    Super Predator Joe is almost as big a disaster as his old boss.

    13: Another big fu(kin' deal.

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  16. 12. It will be interesting to see if roberts sides with the 3 or the 5 when this gets to SCOTUS.

    18. Damn climate change!

    21. He's a democrat. He'll get a pass.

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  17. ITEM 2 - Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Mr. Zucker.

    ITEM 6 - Over time, people tend to lose their fear of an epidemic when the worst doesn't happen. It was true of AIDS and it is true of the Chicom virus. Media overhype tends to speed up this process.

    ITEM 12 - I'm sure the Trump campaign's legal team has its eye on Pennsylvania. After all, fracking has restored the commonwealth as the Quaker State.

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  18. #7 Biden ignorantly called Trump supporters "dregs of society." Now we know China Joe was projecting.

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  19. ITEM 18- Call me selfish, but I am all in favor of global warming. My doctor insists that a half-hour walk outside will prolong my 75-year-old life and I can't do it in New York's freezing winter temperatures.

    ITEM 19 - It's highly likely that civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell, a convert to Trump's reelection and frequent guest of Sean Hannity, has been stumping for John James and other black Republicans in battleground states. It would be a delight if he stumped for Kim Klacik and flipped Baltimore.

    ITEM 23 - You can call it female privilege, but somebody has to teach a growing teenage boy the facts of life. Lol!

    ITEM 25 - At the last debate, when President Trump told Biden, "You had eight years to enact your agenda but didn't," Biden replied that he was only vice-president and lacked the power to do so. Barry must be a masochist to stump for Biden after this putdown.

    FINALLY - The missus sent me to a neighborhood bagel shop to buy a Distinctive New York City breakfast. There was a sizable crowd at this popular place, and one of the customers, accompanied by two friends, wore a "Trump 2020" face mask. Not one other person inside that store hassled him about it in this so-called capital of liberalism.

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  20. Item 18: Pray for snow. Colorado needs it to help put out raging forest fires.

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  21. If that black approval rating is accurate, wow just wow.

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    1. Watch the documentary, "Uncle Tom." It's available on amazon now. One brutal comment was that black-on-black murders in one year were more than the murders committed by the Democrat KKK over 70 years. The documentary follows one man's enlightenment with interviews by prominent black conservatives.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVLj-zARCv8

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  22. Happy 34 Million Surber blogsite viewers!! ZB

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  23. #23 - beach picture, I'd say lucky boy! Good for him. And yes, I have two daughters so there is a double standard. I'd kill a man who did that with my girls when they were 15, but would hi five my son.
    I know I know! Get over it. She's stacked

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  24. It dropped to 16 last night here in SW Idaho. Late season veggie garden hardest hit.

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  25. #5: This would be very nice, but unfortunately NY's uber-liberal catch-and-release-no-bail law might have contributed to (recent) low-jail numbers. The criminals are on still on the streets. Not such a wonderful development.

    #9. It's interesting how few terrorist incidents have occurred -- or been reported on-- lately.

    #23 No need for Tea or Sympathy.

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  26. > OK, now find a Trump-Biden voter.

    There is a meme going around which goes something like this: There is a picture of a crying woman with the caption "My dad was a 70 year Republican who has never voted for a Democrat for President.
    I just learned he's voting for Biden this year.
    That would never have happened when he was alive."

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  27. Yeah, Oblama with his "Toilet Touch" - everything he touches goes to sh**! No one wants to listen to him!

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