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Monday, December 21, 2020

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Al-Jazeera reported, "A volley of rockets has targeted the United States’ embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month’s anniversary of the US assassination of a top Iranian general draws near.

"An Iraqi military statement on Sunday said an an outlawed group launched eight rockets targeting the Green Zone, injuring one Iraqi security person manning a checkpoint and causing material damage to some cars and a residential complex, which is usually empty.

"The US embassy’s C-RAM defense system, which is used to destroy missiles midair, was activated to deflect the attack, the embassy said in a statement."

So they hit some cars and an empty building.

Testing the perimeter?

ITEM 2Just the News reported, "The Secular Democrats of America PAC prepared a report for Joe Biden and his transition team that outlines a roadmap to 'boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism.'

"The federal political action committee 'represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations' and advocates for 'secular governance, promote respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans, and mobilize nonreligious voters.'

"The proposal was formally presented by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney."

This nation was founded by white Christian nationalists.

Fascists want to destroy that nation and Christianity. I do not know which they hate most.

ITEM 3Via Weasel Zippers, the Washington Post tweeted, "Every time you listen to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, about five people have died from the coronavirus between the beginning and the end of the song."

Unless that is a 10-minute version of the song, the Washington Post is wrong.

And the No. 1 killer in America remains heart disease followed by cancer, then covid 19.

But the Washington Post is onto something.

Every time you watch Chris Cuomo's show, 75 people die of heart disease, 68 die of cancer, 19 die accidentally, 18 die from chronic lower respiratory diseases, 17 die of a stroke, 15 die of a drug overdose, 14 die of Alzheimer's, and 10 die of diabetes.

Using the Post's formula, Fredo kills almost as many people as his brother.

UPDATE: A reader pointed out abortion kills 90 Americans an hour, topping heart disease.

ITEM 4ESPN reported, "Rose Bowl officials announced Saturday that the College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled for the Rose Bowl will be moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas."

Another company forced to leave the Golden State for the Lone Star state because of regulations.

ITEM 5: The Blaze reported, "Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang is calling for a system people can use to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for covid 19, suggesting something 'like a bar code they can download to their phone' would make it easier to safely congregate."

The Original Nazis tattooed numbers on the arms of the Jews in concentration camps.

Remember, he is running as the sane candidate for mayor of New York City.

ITEM 6: Via Glenn Reynolds, the New York Times original headline said, "The virus is spreading unabated in California despite strict stay-at-home orders."

Now it says, "As California I.C.U.s fill up, the dead are counted by the hour."

There are many reasons to change a headline. Spelling errors. Factual errors. New information changes the story.

At the Times, they change headlines for telling the truth.

ITEM 7: The New York Post reported, "Los Angeles’ new district attorney told the family of a murder victim they should “keep their mouth shut” — unwittingly, he later said — as they protested his office’s kid-gloves handling of the accused killers.

"'It’s unfortunate that some people do not have enough education to keep their mouth shut for a moment so we can talk,' George Gascon said in a video obtained by Fox 11 Los Angeles.

"'My son can never speak again because he was murdered,' shouts a woman identified as the mother of Joshua Rodriguez, who was kidnapped and killed in 2015.

"'My son matters!' she screamed as Gascon walked away. 'And you’re going to do nothing about it!'

"Gascon — who was elected last month promising a sweeping left-wing overhaul of the criminal justice system — was speaking to the press in front of a Pomona courthouse Friday when he was confronted by the family about his intention to drop the punishment sought against Rodriguez’s killers, eliminating the chance they could receive no-parole life sentences."

Criminal Lives Matter.

ITEM 8The Associated Press reported, "A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far.

"The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn't for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday.

"The data reflects the number of times people report using Narcan to the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, a city-funded program that coordinates San Francisco’s response to overdose, or return to refill their supply. Officials at the DOPE Project said that since the numbers are self-reported, they are probably a major undercount.

"Last year, 441 people died of drug overdoses — a 70% increase from 2018 — and 2,610 potential overdoses were prevented by Narcan, a medication commonly sprayed up the nose to reverse an opioid overdose, according to data from the city Medical Examiner's office and the DOPE Project."

A commenter at the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Now put this in perspective, the city gives addicts free needles, safe spaces to shoot up, even funding hotel stays for addicts and even going so far as working with NGOs or non profits to actually fund drug purchases to feed their addictions, and overdose deaths are outpacing 'the greatest health crisis of our time,' yet these same arbiters of your reality are forcibly, under penalty of arrest, closing businesses and denying a livelihood to millions of productive citizens. And these people will never lose another election until Yellowstone pops or another asteroid hits us. 

"We live in clown world folks."

I believe The Lord will act before Yellowstone pops.

Or maybe that is the action He will take.

ITEM 9: Erica Newland is a lawyer at the communist Project Democracy. Before that, Obama planted her as a lawyer at the Justice Department from 2016-18. She was part of the resistance.

She wrote a piece for the New York Times, "I’m Haunted by What I Did as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department."

She cited what she falsely called "the first Muslim ban."

It was a moratorium on travel to 6 countries. Obama too had moratoriums on some of the same countries.

She said the first order "was sweeping and sloppy."

Who wrote it?

DNYUZ reposted it if you want to see just how evil the Times, Project Democracy, and Obama are.

ITEM 10: Politico reported, " Undeterred by dismissals and admonitions from judges, President Donald Trump’s campaign continued with its unprecedented efforts to overturn the results of the Nov 3. election Sunday, saying it had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court.

The petition seeks to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases having to do with mail-in ballots and asks the court to reject voters’ will and allow the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pick its own slate of electors."

Why give up?

The 3 justices he put on the bench might finally see the light and give him his day in court.

ITEM 11: The Daily Mail reported, "The debate over who should receive COVID-19 vaccines next has intensified following suggestions that the elderly should be de-prioritized because they are more likely to be white.

"'Older populations are whiter,' explained Harald Schmidt, an expert in ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, in an interview with the New York Times.

"'Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit,' he elaborated.

"Following the first week of vaccine rollout targeting healthcare workers in high-risk roles, a federal panel of vaccination experts is set to hold an emergency meeting over the weekend to recommend who should be next to get vaccinated."

Medical ethicists always seem to want to deny treatment and kill people.

ITEM 12The Associated Press reported, "As COVID-19 cases skyrocketed before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, warned Americans to 'be vigilant' and limit celebrations to 'your immediate household.'

"For many Americans that guidance has been difficult to abide, including for Birx herself.

"The day after Thanksgiving, she traveled to one of her vacation properties on Fenwick Island in Delaware. She was accompanied by three generations of her family from two households. Birx, her husband Paige Reffe, a daughter, son-in-law and two young grandchildren were present.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked Americans not to travel over the holidays and discourages indoor activity involving members of different households."

The lockdowns are bull-oney. Once again, the ruling class mocks us.

It is tar and feathers time in America.

ITEM 13: Chrissy Evert Wallace said, "There has been some criticism recently from conservatives, including some conservatives on Fox News about the fact that First Lady-to-be Jill Biden goes by the title doctor. I wonder what is the Biden’s reaction to that, especially given the fact that so many people over the years — I think of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King have gone by the title doctor, even though they’re not medical doctors and nobody seems to have made a fuss about that."

So Missus Biden is right up there with Martin Luther King Jr.

And Wallace is right up there with Smithers when it comes to sucking up.

ITEM 14: Zero Hedge reported, "Congress Reaches Agreement On $900 Billion Stimulus Deal."

So they will just print up some more money and give most of it to family and friends (and donors).

No one will audit.

The press will show all the curiosity of a sponge on who gets what and how much.

The story said covid 19 relief includes:
Historic expansion of Pell Grants: The package includes the largest expansion of Pell Grant recipients in over a decade, reaching 500,000 new recipients and ensuring more than 1.5 million students will now receive the maximum benefit.
Broadband access: The agreement invests $7 billion to increase access to broadband, including a new Emergency Broadband Benefit to help millions of students, families and unemployed workers afford the broadband they need during the pandemic.
Fights the climate crisis: The agreement includes sweeping clean energy reforms, R&D enhancements, efficiency incentives, and extends clean energy tax credits to create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the clean economy.  The package also phases out superpollutant HFCs, positioning the U.S. to lead the world in avoiding up to 0.5 degree Celsius of global warming.

ITEM 15: The Coney Island Blog reported, "NYC Restaurants to Ban Cuomo from Dining."

The story said, "Struggling restaurant owners city-wide are permanently banning New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo from setting foot into their establishments.

"Effective immediately.

"According to bar owner Larry Baird, 'He can eat at some shitty roadside diner outside of Albany but he will not be served anywhere in New York City, known universally as the world’s greatest dining destination! If he has to use the restroom he can go pee on my street-corner! That’s what he wants anyway!'"

The National Restaurant Association should join the cause and add most governors and all Democrats to the list.

They will lose business?


They already have.

ITEM 16: Douglas Braff reported, "Astronomers might have received the first radio signals from a planet outside of our solar system, The Independent‘s Andrew Griffen reported Thursday.

"The breakthrough, according to the scientists who found it, could pave the way for an important new means of examining and understanding far-flung planetary bodies.

"This news is the latest in otherworldly stories reported this year relating to UFOs and little green men. That they aren’t the more memorable stories from this year goes to show how bizarre the 2020 news cycle has been."

Now you know why President Trump created the Space Force.

ITEM 17: BBC reported, "'Unconscious bias training' is being scrapped for civil servants in England, with ministers saying it does not work.

"The training, intended to tackle patterns of discrimination and prejudice, is used in many workplaces.

"The government says there is no evidence it changes attitudes -- and is urging other public sector employers to end this type of training."

It is a fad promoted by personnel directors to maintain their phony baloney jobs.

ITEM 18: CNBC reported, "Tesla enters the S&P 500 with 1.69% weighting in the benchmark, fifth largest."

If you are invested in an S&P 500 stock index fund (and who wouldn't be) you now own part of a company that builds cars that take 8 hours to refuel.

ITEM 19: The New York Times reported President Donald John Trump will impose martial law!

The president declared it fake news.

The Times no longer is a reliable source of anything. It seeks awards, not the truth. It received a Peabody for 12 podcasts interviewing an ISIS terrorist -- who turned out to be a fake. It received two Pulitzers for promoting Obama's Russian hoax. 

It never returned them because it revels in its lies.

I received dozens of awards in my career. After I retired, I dumped them in the trash. Who cares? The truth is all that matters.

The Hill headlined its story, "Trump pushes back on reported talk of martial law: 'Fake News.'"

He did not push back.

He denied the story.

The Hill refused to question the Times about the veracity of its report.

That is journalisn't.

ITEM 20: Speaking of Fake News, The Hill reported, "'Saturday Night Live' unveils new Joe Biden after Jim Carrey's exit."

I am more interested in who will portray Hunter Biden. Randy Quaid could use some work.

Oh, I forgot. Kids are off limits.

Hunter's 50.

ITEM 21: Kurt Schlichter tweeted, "I think it’s very good for politicians to get the vaccine first. It’s important to set the example. Also, if it causes mutations then we find out without having lost anything important."

Fact-check: TRUE.

ITEM 22: Zero Hedge reported, "According to The Holland Sentinel, a 42-year-old man living in his parent's basement sued his mother and father for throwing out his extensive pornography and sex toy collection. 

"Paul and Beth Werking, of Grand Haven, Michigan, were sued by their son David Werking after they destroyed 12 moving boxes of pornographic films, magazines, and sex toys, valued at more than $29,000."

They should have thrown him out and kept the porn.

FINALLY, here. Cry your eyeballs out.

A reader sent me this. I have the best readers.


  1. Don, Is Donald Trump no longer our President? I’m distraught.


  2. I received dozens of awards in my career. After I retired, I dumped them in the trash. Who cares? The truth is all that matters.

    Game, set, and match to Mr. Surber.

  3. Wiping away tears after reading FINALLY but there are also tears for our country.
    I've donated to Trump defense funds in the past months but I discovered that the one labeled Trump Make America Great put me on a subscriber list and billed me for 7 more donations in the past month without my consent. Told my card company to cancel and pull back my $. Maybe I'll find a way to help from someone trustworthy. I'll keep fighting.

  4. Item 2: They are establishing an optical state creed of atheism. If the creed gets protection under the 1st Amendment the rest of us get protection from it under the Amendment that the State shall establish no church.

    1. Atheism is as much of a religion as any Godly creed, and when it gains state power, it is every bit intolerant, maybe more so. See Red China.

    2. I cannot prove (with a level of proof that a well run courtroom would accept) that God exists; but neither can an atheist prove that God does not exist. This is the reasoning that I use to establish that atheism is a religion.

  5. Item 8: Just think of all the money California could save if they stopped using Narcan. Not only the cost of the drug, but also the “city-funded program” to administer it, sanitation workers to clean up junkies’ encampments, etc. Let the coroners work overtime for a few months, and maybe San Francisco would see tourism return as the street junkies die off.

    Item 11: "'Society is structured in a way that enables them [White folks] to live longer.” That has a lot to do with lifestyle choices. Not 100%, but maybe 80%. More blacks drop out of school, meaning they will live in poverty; more blacks join gangs, meaning they have a higher likelihood of being shot; more blacks do drugs, increasing the chance of overdose (see comment above); more blacks are overweight, leading to diabetes; and so forth. As I said, it’s not 100% their choice, but if they work on that 80%, the other 20% will follow.

    Item 21: Mutations? Let’s hope the politicians’ vaccine causes sterility!

  6. #11 I've sat in many federal government medical meetings to be treated to the word "disparities" -- as in, treating the disease is passe, we need instead to treat the disparity. And I always thought the same thing...why not just make white men sicker? Reduce "disparity".

  7. Wouldn't newly oiled hemp rope be more apropos, or maybe like the Mafia meat hooks and wire? Just asking for a friend.

  8. Sadly we are losing because we are out-worked, out-funded,out-educated, out-messaged and out-marketed. Laissez-faire politics and morality has it's consequences. The owl of Minerva flys at dusk and she is flapping her wings. My hope is in Christ alone and for a revival on a massive scale.

  9. #3. You forgot to list suicides. I'm sure he is responsible for more than a few.

  10. 14 You forgot the $$$$ given out to dedge the harbor in Mobile, Alabama as well as the $$ given to L'Oreal to make sunscreen in Kentucky. (RINOs got priorities)

  11. 7 - when the elites let what they truly think slip out, it isn’t pretty. They are scum.

    12 - until our gubment elites follow their rules, I won’t either. And even then, I probably won’t.

    14 - the uniparty is back in business.

    15 - why stop at restaurants. Expand the ban to gyms, barbers and all small businesses.

    20 - SNL is off limits.

    FINALLY - Thank you.

  12. Thanks for sharing the Christmas Eve video. In a world where "no good deed ever goes unpunished", it was a breath of fresh air.

    1. ^—THIS.

      P.S. - For the record: I don’t agree with spending tax dollars on things that are not mission related (ie - PR doesn’t stop criminals).

      In spite of this, I have to say that this is the best mid-use of public funds I’ve ever seen.

      Time to make a donation to the local FOP chapter - and to thank the next police officer that I see for his service to our communities.

  13. Item #8: I don't think the Lord will use Yellowstone, taking out perfectly innocent, God-fearing states. California has its own super-volcano: Long Valley. That's the one that will be used.

  14. 1. Think falling debris. You detonate an incoming warhead, all the steel is still going to fall somewhere.

    2. 'boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism.'

    They worship the Church of State. "Everything inside the state. Nothing outside the state. Nothing against the state." becomes, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

    3. An average of 2.7 million people die in the U.S. every year. 7,400 per day. Every day. Five people per minute. Interesting point is that 2020 is on track for an average number of deaths overall. Where are those additional China Flu deaths? Why are there no flu deaths? Do the same people who count ballots keep mortality statistics?

    5. First they used yellow Stars of David.

    6. '...the dead are counted by the hour.'

    OMG! WE'RE DYING BY THE 0.005%s!

    7. As the bodies pile up in the streets, these Soros DAs should be sued for negligent homicide.

    8. Is it their new eugenics? Why build camps when they build their own and can be killed in the streets.

    The Left really honestly truly hates everyone.

    11. The purpose of 'medical ethicists' is to rationalize every excess of the Left. Abortion, eugenics, Final Solutions, whatever.

    'Medical ethicists' aren't.

    12. 'As FLU cases skyrocketed before the Thanksgiving holiday...' There, fixed it for ya'.

    13. She should be addressed as Dr. Ed Biden.

    15. It's what happens when people no longer have anything to lose.

    17. "[Bias training], intended to tackle patterns of discrimination and prejudice..."

    No. Dragging people in to lecture them on how evil they are is how you create discrimination and prejudice. If you didn't hate somebody for their race before the 'training' you probably will afterwards.

    19. Repeat after me. Democratic Party Propagandists of the Press. DPPP. Dippies for short.

    22. Wouldn't you want to be a fly on the wall at that family's Thanksgiving.

    1. [12/22/20]

      January 12, 2021: Alabama has lost the national championship game (college football).

      Sabin, afterwards: "We are now listed as a 'COVID-death.'

      "After the game, the CDC counted every single healthy Alabama player (all 132 of them) EACH as a single fatality from Covid.

      "And the field-goal kicker who shanked three FGs was listed separately three times as having died from --- oh, never mind."

      "Time for me to do another AFLAC commercial. Might have something to do with medicine."

  15. #21 If politicians turn into stumbling, mumbling zombies incapable of rational thought-no one would notice...

    1. You mean democrats.

  16. 5: Just have us all wear a yellow star.

    Worked great the last time.

    6: How many gunshot wounds and car crashes listed as comorbidities.

    7: Another of Dr Evil's boys. He probably never understood how CA used to handle mass crime. I'm sure there's still lots of rope.

    10: I do believe that's happening.

    13: PUS-Elect has a grudge against the smart guys who always looked down their noses at him. The reason he wanted little Jill to get an Ed D (and, yes, she can be called Dr if it's really that big a thing to her) tells you why they did and still do.

    16: Why Kirk had all the girls wear those minis.

    19: Fake News is trying to scare people. Trump is daaaangerous. He might reveal the truth.

    Get the feeling there might be a good reason?

    1. I thought they did that to mess with George Takei.

  17. "If you are invested in an S&P 500 stock index fund (and who wouldn't be)...?"

    Those of us who don't like to play the lottery. Real estate investments, when done properly (not talking flipping here) outperform the market and provide far better tax advantages. My passive income in my real estate investments have always clobbered what I would get from the stock indexes. And my holdings are tangible assets I control not pieces of paper someone says are worth some random something.

    1. Guys like you used to call the banks where I worked. We put them on speaker-phone audible across the entire floor and soon the brokers and bankers were rolling on the floor, unable to get up, they were laughing so hard.

  18. 11. I'm 74 and I'm good with testing the vaccines on as many people as possible before my turn comes. I want as many guinea pigs as possible before I take it.

    20. Unless their last name is Trump.

    21. I'm 74 and I'm good with testing the vaccines on as many people as possible before my turn comes. I want as many guinea pigs as possible before I take it.

  19. #14

    Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson
    Some people doubt Mitch McConnell is a political genius but it's true:

    He told Senators NOT to fight for Trump.

    He did nothing about Brian Kemp & GA GOP.

    He just gave Americans $600.

    He's flipping the bird to the GOP base: because who needs voters?

    What could go wrong?
    9:17 AM · Dec 21, 2020

  20. Item 11: Per Eddie Murphy

  21. #13- Don, I must protest!

    Chris Evert was, and is, a class act; she was a lady; she was composed and ladylike, yet she served up some great tennis, and was at the top of the game for many years. She had talent, drive, and tremendous skill.

    Chrissy Wallace isn't any of those things. He's a sniveling soyboy coward who talks big- but, as we say here in Texas, he's "all hat and no cattle."

    The only thing that Chrissy Wallace and Chris Evert have in common is that they both use the ladies' room, but only one of them is actually a lady!

    1. My nod to Jim Rome

    2. I loved the reference; Jim Everett was a pansy! zb

    3. Whatever did happen to Jim Rome?

    4. I ask the question because when TV turned into a sewer, decades ago, I stopped watching.

      Rome was still on my radar, though, as a race horse owner, proving once again that no good deed goes unpunished.

      He got screwed, I think due to a judge's decision, big time in a Breeders' Cup race, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

      And he didn't complain about it for a single second.

      On that day, a bigger class act did not exist.

  22. Good golly! I watched the last video and couldn't believe how much dust kicked up in my house.

  23. "Astronomers might have received the first radio signals from a planet outside of our solar system"


  24. Item 3:
    My father passed away last month from not taking care of his diabetes. Death certificate says Heart Disease first. Doctor said that they had to put that first in front of the secondary cause of diabetes.
    After this year... I have no confidence in any gov't statistics any more.

    1. [12/22/20]

      January 12, 2021: Alabama has lost the national championship game (college football).

      Sabin, afterwards: "We are now listed as a 'COVID-death.'

      "After the game, the CDC counted every single healthy Alabama player (all 132 of them) EACH as a single fatality from Covid.

      "And the field-goal kicker who shanked three FGs was listed separately three times as having died from --- oh, never mind."

      "Time for me to do another AFLAC commercial. Might have something to do with medicine."

  25. "ITEM 13: Chrissy Evert Wallace said, "There has been some criticism recently from conservatives, including some conservatives on Fox News"--- STOP RIGHT THERE.

    Another dumb ex-jock auditioning for ESPN-WOKE.

    There are NO conservatives at QUISLING-FOX "News."

    The absolute last chance they had to save their reputations was on November 4, 2020, after Q-FN stabbed us in the back. They refused to resign in protest, proving once again that money to these media grubshits is far more important than principle.

    No contest.

    1. Having read the above, it appears that there are two "celebrity" "Chrissie" Wallaces. I don't care. Find out if the other one played High IQ Center in junior high school football, close enough.