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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: Let us kickoff the last weekend of our Constitutional Republic with some thick and juicy, non-vegan Trumpenfreude.

The Daily Beast reported, "Amid ongoing ratings struggles, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace are fighting for their jobs as their boss Rupert Murdoch has swooped in to take a more hands-on role at the network in recent days, multiple network insiders told The Daily Beast.

"In fact, according to six people familiar with the situation, Scott’s days at Fox News may shortly be coming to an end, following a tumultuous few months in which the conservative cable news giant’s ratings have sagged following the November election. A significant portion of the network’s conservative viewership has abandoned Fox for Newsmax, a rival pro-Trump channel that openly disregards factual reporting. To make matters worse, Fox has also suffered historic ratings losses to CNN and MSNBC, despite an intensely dramatic news cycle."


Fox blew it on Election Night when it called Arizona way too early, and Ohio and Texas way too late.

Trump supporters finally had enough of its CNN-lite approach.

Sir Rupert cannot save his Titanic because it went out of its way to hit that iceberg.

The Turd Reich may begin on Inauguration Day, but Fox won't profit from America's downfall.

As usual, Ace's reaction was as subtle as a hand grenade.

He wrote, "Notice is Hereby Served to the GOP

"Think we'll just keep eating the endless series of Shit Sandwiches you serve up for us?

"Look at Fox."

The Vichy Crowd will pay.

ITEM 2: Politico reported, "The lead prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the Capitol riot backed away Friday from a suggestion in a court filing that participants in the takeover of Congress last week were seeking to take officials prisoner and potentially even execute them.

"Images of intruders with zip-tie handcuffs and video of protesters chanting 'Hang Mike Pence' have led many lawmakers and other observers to conclude that some in the crowd were intent on capturing — and possibly killing — prisoners.

"However, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters Friday that prosecutors don’t have concrete proof of such an effort."

But a lie told is a lie that will hold.

No one will be punished for smearing a protest in the Capitol as some sort of al Qaeda attack on Nancy Pelosi.

This is all part of an effort to stop all conservative rallies.

ITEM 3: France 24 reported, "The US Defense Department announced Friday that it would include close ally Israel in the area covered by its Middle East-focused Central Command.

"In another sign of the rapprochement brokered by President Donald Trump between Israel and Arab countries, the Pentagon said US military dealings with Israel would no longer be handled by its European Command."

The story also said, "Moving it under the Central Command potentially makes security cooperation with the United States on regional matters easier, and could bring Israeli military officials in closer proximity to those of Gulf neighbors."

President Trump brought peace and prosperity.

That is why Washington wants to ride him out of the country on a rail.

ITEM 4: The New York Times reported, "Biden plans a vaccination blitz, but supplies are scarce."

Only one-third of the vaccines distributed to states by the federal government have been used.

West Virginia is No. 1 in vaccinations with 70% of the doses received used.

It relies mainly on the National Guard.

Buried in Paragraph 12 was what should have been the lead: "Biden intends for the federal government not only to develop mass vaccination sites, but also to reimburse states for the use of National Guard troops to administer vaccines."

Bravo, Biden.

ITEM 5: The New York Times reported, "Faced with soaring rates of coronavirus infection and more doses of vaccine in freezers than in arms, New Jersey officials made a calculated choice.

"They opened the floodgates of vaccine eligibility on Thursday to about 4.5 million additional residents: those 65 and older and younger people with underlying health problems, including cancer, heart conditions and diabetes — diseases that can lead to severe complications from covid-19.

"As part of the expansion, New Jersey also became only the second state in the country to open vaccinations to another high-risk group — smokers. As is true for all covid-19 vaccinations in New Jersey, no documentation of an underlying health condition is required.

"The announcement came a day after the Trump administration told states to expand eligibility and to quickly use existing vaccine or risk losing future allocations."

Use it or lose it.

I get that today's smokers have no excuse. The surgeon general reported smoking is a health hazard 57 years ago.

But as long as we charge $3 or so a pack in tobacco taxes, Americans have no business looking down upon smokers. 

ITEM 6: Zero Hedge reported, "The National Guard has authorized up to 25,000 Guardsmen around the Capitol complex to support security efforts surrounding President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20. 

"Much of the National Mall will be closed to the public ahead of inauguration day. Armed Guardsmen with M4 carbines will be patrolling the streets around the Capitol, federal buildings, and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial. 

"Guardsmen have been briefed about bomb threats and have been authorized to use lethal force if necessary. 

"Due to unspecified threats, Biden's rehearsal dinner slated for Sunday has been postponed. The rehearsal is now scheduled for Monday.

"Security throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area is very tight as FBI warnings of protests and possibly armed extremists could cause chaos next week."

Hey, remember when liberals complained that President Trump was creating a police state by having the National Guard clear the park near the White House after "mostly peaceful protesters" torched a church across from the White House?

ITEM 7: The storming of the Capitol spooked Democrats and their collaborators because unlike Antifa and BLM thugs, the Establishment had no control over them.

That is why they opened fire on Capitol protesters.

Fulgencio Batista underestimated Fidel Castro throughout 1958, and on January 1, 1959, Batista had to abdicate.

Let that be a lesson to Washington.

But let that also be a lesson to the rest of us. What came afterward was 62 years of repression.

ITEM 8: The National Rifle Association announced, "Today, the NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York.  

"The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas.

"To facilitate the strategic plan and restructuring, the NRA and one of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. As you may know, chapter 11 proceedings are often utilized by businesses, nonprofits and organizations of all kinds to streamline legal and financial affairs.  

"Under the plan, the NRA will continue what we’ve always done – confronting anti-gun, anti-self-defense and anti-hunting activities and promoting constitutional advocacy that helps law-abiding Americans. Our work will continue as it always has. No major changes are expected to the NRA’s operations or workforce."

New York is suing the NRA in an attempt to take its assets and shut it down.

That may explain the hard feelings.

ITEM 9: Catherine Herridge of CBS tweeted, "Federal riot investigation has become one of the largest in U.S. history to rely on video evidence. Investigators are piecing together thousands of hours security footage + social media like a GIANT JIGSAW to find suspects, organized groups."

Wow, they are handling this case as if it were Bubba Wallace's NASCAR Noose.

Now do Antifa.


The Las Vegas mass shooting.

The FBI does not serve the country. It serves the politicians.

ITEM 10Just the News reported, "Delivering in his final days on one of his last unfulfilled promises, President Trump is declassifying a massive trove of FBI documents showing the Russia collusion story was leaked in the final weeks of the 2016 election in an effort to counteract Hillary Clinton's email scandal.

"The memos to be released as early as Friday include FBI interviews and human source evaluation reports for two of the main informants in the Russia case, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and academic Stefan Halper.

"The president authorized the release of a foot-high stack of internal FBI and DOJ documents that detail significant flaws in the investigation and provide a detailed timeline of when the FBI first realized the Steele dossier was problematic, multiple government officials told Just the News.

"Among the bombshell revelations is an admission by Steele that he violated his confidential human source agreement with the FBI and leaked information from his dossier to the news media in the final weeks of the election because he wanted to counteract new revelations in the Hillary Clinton email scandal that were hurting her election efforts. The former foreign intelligence officer made the confession in a fall 2017 interview with agents."

The press yawns.

They knew all along that this was a setup financed by Democrats to cover up their spying on President Trump.

How do I know this?

Because I knew it and if I know it from 200 miles west of Washington, the people in Washington do too.

ITEM 11: STAT News reported, "LOS ANGELES — The situation here is dire. Every minute, 10 people test positive for Covid-19. Every eight minutes, someone dies. Ambulances circle for hours, unable to find ERs that can accept patients. Hospitals are running out of oxygen. ICU capacity is at zero. Patients lie in hallways and tents. Emergency room nurses have more patients than they can handle — sometimes six at a time.

"The National Guard has arrived, not to help treat patients, but to manage the flood of bodies. As Los Angeles County approaches its millionth case of Covid-19, doctors describe their wards as war zones. Even the gorillas at the San Diego Zoo have gotten sick.

"Just why did conditions deteriorate so badly in Southern California? And do the overwhelmed hospitals here offer a glimpse of what other regions may soon face as case counts rise steeply and a seemingly more infectious strain takes hold? Or did the unique and long-standing vulnerabilities of the nation’s second largest city conspire to ignite this current 'surge on top of surge' that so many had feared but few predicted would get so bad that residents would be urged to refrain from entering grocery stores and, in some cases, to wear masks even while they are at home."

Covid 19 is not the problem.

Allowing your state to be overrun by illegal aliens, junkies, and the homeless is the problem.

ITEM 12: Outkick reported, "A group of researchers at Stanford published a peer-reviewed study earlier this month assessing the impact of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders — what they refer to as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in early 2020. The study did not find evidence to support that NPIs were effective in preventing the spread."

The story also said, "The group studied the effects of NPIs in 10 countries: England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United States, which had more restrictive measures, were compared to Sweden and South Korea, where measures were less restrictive. After they accounted for the less restrictive NPIs in South Korea and Sweden, they found 'no clear, significant beneficial effect of more restrictive NPIs on case growth in any country.' "

Never let a crisis go to waste.

The communists used covid 19 to kill at least 1 million American small businesses.

ITEM 13: Shane Trejo reported, "Leftist Thug Targets Roger Stone’s Handicapped Wife for Vicious Attack in Own Neighborhood. This is real domestic terrorism."

Speaking for the family, the Reverend Randy Coggins said, "It is true that Nydia Stone was attacked by a leftist on a bicycle in front of their home and that she was already convalescing from a very bad dog bite sustained the week before and reported Broward County animal control.  This re-opened a gash in her knee which required a visit to the emergency room."

She is back at home but her injury requires surgery.

She is 74.

ITEM 14: United Press International reported, "North Korea held a military parade in Pyongyang and unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile it called the world's most powerful weapon, state media reported Friday, days ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

"The parade was held Thursday night in Kim Il Sung Square to commemorate the closing of the weeklong Eighth Congress of the ruling Workers' Party, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.

"During the congress, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called the United States the principal enemy and called on his reclusive state to bolster its military and nuclear capabilities."

President Trump came an inch close to making peace with Kim, but Obama did that in by deposing Gadhafi a decade after Gadhafi abandoned his quest for nukes.

You really cannot blame Kim for not trusting America, can you?

ITEM 15: Breitbart reported, "President-elect Joe Biden vowed to his supporters that, on his first day in office, he will begin removing any legal recognition of the two sexes by adopting pro-transgender polices."


This is why Democrats stole the election, so Chairman Xiden could turn us into RuPaul America?

ITEM 16: Gateway Pundit reported, "Antifa supporter Daniel Alan Baker was arrested for plotting to murder Trump supporters and police on Inauguration Day.

"He trained in Syria in 2017 with the YPG, was featured on VICE, and in 2020 participated in the CHAZ insurrection in Seattle, per DOJ documents."

But the media insists there is no Antifa/BLM connection to the mostly peaceful protest on January 6.

ITEM 17: Breitbart reported, "The festivities surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration are set to officially begin Saturday, with a concert celebrating diversity, followed by another four days packed with anti-Trump Hollywood celebrities, including Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, John Legend, Kal Penn, and Debra Messing.

"Biden’s chosen theme for his inauguration is America United, though the roster of artistic talent, which includes Lady Gaga singing the national anthem, represents some of Hollywood’s most left-wing voices. Many of the events will be virtual in keeping with covid 19 safety protocols."


Now the song unites us?

Maybe everyone will kneel when she sings.

FINALLY, this story has nothing to do with politics and is laced with profanity. It is an interview with actor Ed O'Neill. I read it and realized why I like him.


  1. Good for the NRA tell Fredo's Brother he cram his lawsuit where the sun doesn't shine.
    Pesonal note got insurance payoff, bought a new rig. very happy now I can get around chev suv with AWD...
    ( I was T-boned by a guy about a month ago.)
    2020 was one of the worst years of my life..

    1. Yay, Douglas DC! Very glad things are looking up for you. You surely deserve it. I had several non-WuFlu issues myself this year, including a broken foot. I am trying hard to soldier on.

      And thank you, Mr. Surber, for the Ed O'Neill article. A joy to read.

    2. Doug, it could not have possibly been the 2nd worst!

      Glad you were insured and got paid promptly!

      Item 11 - [A] "Covid 19 is not the problem. [B] Allowing your state to be overrun by illegal aliens, junkies, and the homeless is the problem."

      [A] Good news, for a change.

      [B] Diagnosed perfectly. Thank you, Don S.

  2. Sitting in hell, Stalin and Mao are shaking their heads in awe at the lying ability of the democrats and their media allies. And the media is doing it without fearing for their lives.

    1. The press (et. al.) is the one that gets me in all this ... They've obviously been skipping history classes, or else they'd know that when totalitarians come to power, it's not the counter-revolutionaries (like us) that are first up against the wall, it's the useful idiots.

      Oh, they'll get to us eventually, but the press and the leaders of antifa/blm should google "The Night of the Long Knives" ... and learn the fate of Ernst Röhm.

    2. Ernst Röhm doesn't matter he was killed because he was queer and Hitler hated queers as much as he hated Jews. I know not politically correct but I can live with it

    3. The Rohm murder (06/30/34) was even more complicated than that.

      There were two huge German paramilitary organizations, the SS and the SA. The SA was the larger of the two, and throwing its weight around, it was starting to give Hitler some serious problems.

      Killing Rohm, in addition to the reasons dts mentioned, was a way to sever the head of the SA and eliminate a rebellion.

  3. The "storming" of the Capitol occurred on the EAST SIDE, while the rally participants approached the Capitol from the WEST SIDE. Further, the "storming" began well prior to the time when the president was finished speaking, and he specifically called for "peaceful" protesting. All the best people, i.e. the lying media and the Democrats, have told us that our belief that Antifa/BLM was behind the "storming" of the Capitol was wishful thinking. Welp, now it's becoming clear who was behind this action. I'm starting to wonder exactly who Ashli Babbitt really was?

    1. All correct Dave, and let’s add that the FBI warned the Capitol Police days prior to the speech that violence was planned for that day. Long before any Trump comments. Sure sounds like Antifa/Democrats planning their typical violence.

    2. This is why so many of us recognized this immediately as the equivalent of the infamous "Reichstag fire" of 1933...

  4. Don't let this distract you from the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, "Spare Tire" Dixon.

    "Married...With Children".

  5. The difference between Biden and Obama is the same as the difference between a crap sandwich and a crap sandwich with cheese.

  6. Don, that Ed O'Neill piece is great. Just the kind of thing we need to ground us in this f'd up time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. I loved it. It was well written in the first-person.

    2. Looking forward to reading it.

      However, one thing is very, very wrong at the start:


      Rothbart wrote NOTHING. All he did was turn on a tape recorder.

  7. Item one - Vichy leader Chris Wallace should be the first to go. He’s a squish of the highest order. Send him to CNN where he can bond with their senior squish Wolf Blitzer.

  8. 9. Maybe they can piede together video from election night to prove or disprove fraud?

  9. Item 15 - Does this mean demented Joe will now begin sniffing the hair of young boys??

  10. When you need 25,000 armed military personnel to protect you at your inauguration you don’t have the consent of the people.

    1. The 25,000 is not for protection- it is theater to show how serious the MAGA domestic terrorist threat really is...

  11. I for one plan to turn off my smart(haha)phone, any connection with the internet and the Boob Tube on January 20 and lower my American flag which I fly every day to half staff. On January 21 I will rise to the Brave New World and decide how to proceed.

    1. Exactly my plan. I have made my plans to completely disconnect myself from the news that day. I am dressing in black as well. The lowering of the American flag is a nice touch, and I will do that as well. Xiden will never be my President, and his fraudulent administration will be damned by history.

    2. Ditto the same here, with the exception being that I'll still follow Don here and a couple other reliable bloggers I follow. I may try to see if Rush Limbaugh is able to be on this week too. Otherwise, the dog and I will be outside--it's cold but sunny in the forecast.

  12. Item 11: “LOS ANGELES — The situation here is dire. Every minute, 10 people test positive for Covid-19. Every eight minutes, someone dies.” Maybe it’s God’s way of ridding the country of Democrats who were missed by the abortionists before birth.

  13. The Ed O'Neil story was GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!

  14. #2 Using photos and videos to gather evidence. Has anyone ever heard of Photoshop? Photoshop an individual frame from a video, put a gun in a guy's hand, then destroy the original video. Then roll the entire thing into our new Medieval court system. Simple as one, two, three.

  15. 1 - "Newsmax, a rival pro-Trump channel that openly disregards factual reporting"

    That's pretty rich coming from a Radio-Moscow-style propaganda outlet (the daily beast - which seems to have started the whole "obozo is the one who should get credit for this great economy" b.s. before the plague hit).

  16. #4 "Biden intends for the federal government not only to develop mass vaccination sites, but also to reimburse states for the use of National Guard troops to administer vaccines."

    "Bravo, Biden."

    So, after everything they've lied to us about, we're supposed to suddenly believe these vaccines, backed by science, are a silver bullet? I have discounted every single thing they've said about the virus to zero - everything. What are the odds the vaccine rush is another step in the plan? 100%! How long did it take for them to start taking about vaccine passports? One day? Two days? Biden isn't even president yet. What's the saying, "None are so blind as those who will not see."

    1. I've never really understood this whole virus vaccine thing. The vaccine was Trump's project. He got it going quickly and promised a vaccine by year-end. Operation Warp Speed. Then all the Dems embraced Trump's vaccine as if it was their own.

  17. #1: Does that mean Rupert is firing his son who he put in charge to screw it up in the first place?

    One other thing as to the china Flu: CDC reported over 20,000 less people died of all causes in 2020 than in 2019. So I have to ask since more people died every year (population growth, averages so forth taken into account), how in hell can the death rate with the 300,00 China flu attributed deaths be lower?

  18. "West Virginia is No. 1 in vaccinations with 70% of the doses received used."

    Big deal. They're a tiny state.

    Texas has distributed the most total vaccinations. We could probably have vaccinated West Virginia in its entirety twice by now with plenty left over.

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    2. Oh, and as for Bidet* and his mass vaccination sites, we've been doing that in Texas from the start.

      (Typo repaired.)

    3. Jeffery's from MO. St Lou, to be exact.

      As always, he lies. The doublecross from the Rs hasn't had the desired effect, so the trolls must have orders to do anything to bring us down.

    4. His inferiority complex indicates East St. Louis.

  19. The NRA may want to reconsider moving to Texas and pick someplace else. We are about 650,000-1M voters shy of becoming a blue state in statewide and national elections. When Bidet legalizes 35M illegals, a big chunk of which are here in Texas and support Demonrats, well, "You all passed math."

    1. The usual FUD from Jeffery. The Left has been praying for TX for years just like it prays to make white people a minority.

    2. The left was great at making white leftists hate themselves.

  20. 1: Then we have to make the Nazis pay.

    2: So the plot has had the unintended effect of scaring the Lefties green. God must be on our side.

    4: A lot of health care types do not trust the vaccine and will not take it. I suspect even a requirement for vaccination certs (Your papers, pliss) won't overcome it.

    6: Guardsmen have been briefed about bomb threats and have been authorized to use lethal force if necessary.

    Kent State, anyone? The Lefties are just aching for an incident to confiscate firearms.

    7: Did the Cubans have firearms?

    10: Let the people know how crooked the government is. That will really scare DC.

    12: As history shows. Teaching their version of history only means the Lefties keep making the same mistakes over and over.

    I know, this is about power, but eventually the public is going to realize that all the mask stuff is a charade, as many already have.

    13: Lefties are cowards. They're tough only in a gang, with old people, women, and when your back is turned.

    15: It will go over like Amen, Awomen.

    17: We'll be united, all right. United in the desire to get Trump back in the White House.

  21. #5. remember when Trump sent the floating hospital ship to California and they sent it back?
    #6. Yeh but we will only know about it if it shows the Trumpites in a bad light.
    Ed: why we wonder after a wonderful story of working hard and the gratifications of the economy don't more folks want to strive harder and again and again chose for the government to just give them things. All these rich guys who worked hard and found a niche in the capitalist system want to screw the system so those below them cant get up there.

    1. "All these rich guys who worked hard and found a niche in the capitalist system want to screw the system so those below them cant get up there."

      Exactly. In mild-to-moderate form, this is sometimes known as "crony capitalism" - but in severe form it basically meets the dictionary definition of fascism.

      (BTW, same sort of story with all the "diversity-and-inclusion"/"white privilege" b.s. That's just elite whites (most of whom are "elite" due either to the exertions of their grandfathers or to their own grift) finding ways to keep non-elite whites down-and-out... while getting lots of virtue-signaling brownie-points for themselves at the same time...)

  22. "Turd Reich" is perfect.

  23. Item 17. I never sang the national anthem in my adult life. I can't because I get choked up and tears roll down my cheeks. My mother's family was trapped behind the Iron Curtain. My father escaped a life of chasing cows around a Swedish rock farm. I think of the blessed life of peace, prosperity and opportunity I lived.

    I see a Marxist coup take place under our noses. Our legal processes failed us. The Marxists stole the top of the ticket and will now work their way down ballot until we're a one party nation like Venezuela.

    I don't know if I'll ever sing the national anthem now because America is dead.

  24. # 7 A better name for them is actualFA

  25. Item 6 - will there be food tasters on hand for the rehearsal dinner?
    Asking for a friend.

    1. "Nancy, my good friend, you simply MUST try these cyan-UM, CAVIAR squares!"

  26. 9. The FIB, aka the FBI branch of the Democratic Party, serves only the Democrats.

    When a FIB agent shows up on a crime scene it's only to bury any evidence that may make a Democrat look bad.


    L.A. gets what it's been begging for for a long time...good and hard.

    1. And for some strange reason, it is not agreeing with them. Newsome on the other hand is delighted, as the deaths might eliminate tens of thousands of signatures from the Recall Newsome campaign.