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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Highlights of the News

We used to call the Capitol the People's House. 

Then again, we used to call America the land of the free.

Seasons change.

ITEM 1: CBS reported, "President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that recognizes veterans who served at a toxic military base in Uzbekistan and mandates a comprehensive study of any health consequences related to toxic exposure at the base. 

"The move in the final hours of Trump’s presidency comes after a six-month CBS News investigation prompted Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller to draft an executive order for the president’s consideration and a bipartisan Congressional investigation into the cases of sick service members who served at Karshi-Khanabad, or K2, after 9/11."

This happened in Bush 43's first term. 

16 years later, we finally address the problem, thanks to Donald Trump who did more for veterans than Bush or Obama.

ITEM 2: The Daily Beast reported, "Hours after Fox News anchor Chris Wallace heaped praise upon President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, his network colleague Greg Gutfeld roundly mocked the Fox News Sunday moderator’s remarks and, of course, tore apart the new president’s speech.

"Immediately following Biden’s speech, in which he called upon Americans to 'end this uncivil war,' Fox News viewers were greeted Wednesday afternoon with Wallace labeling it 'the best inaugural address I have ever heard.' "

Wallace is a liar because he was old enough to hear the JFK inauguration.

Gutfield calling him out comes on top of Tuesday's purge in which management dumped about a dozen people in the Washington bureau. Wallace is managing editor of that bureau. I would have shown him the door, too, and saved $7 million and my network's reputation.

ITEM 3: Clayton Keirns reported, "While the media gushes over Joe Biden at an empty Inauguration in DC, hundreds of adoring supporters welcomed President Trump at his new home in Florida.

"As he drove by in the motorcade, Trump gave a huge thumbs up to the cheering crowd."

The Donald may never again seek public office, but he won't go away.

Thank goodness.

ITEM 4: The New York Times reported, "More than 200 protesters wearing black apparel gathered in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday afternoon, marching against the government, the police and President Biden, and smashing windows at the local headquarters of the Democrat Party."

Bring the country together?

Chairman Xiden cannot bring his own party together.

However, the tanks will roll and Antifa will be first because they served their purpose.


ITEM 5: The Associated Press reported, "A man accused of using an ax to smash windows at the entrance of Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo has been indicted in federal court.

"Court documents unsealed Tuesday charge Thomas Starks with injury or depredation against government property for allegedly causing the damage discovered by staffers on Dec. 21. Starks, of Lisbon, about 75 miles southwest of Fargo, has also been charged in state court with criminal mischief."

Ax not what your country can do for you.

Ax what you can do to your country.

ITEM 6: Jen Psaki held her first briefing as presidential press secretary.

REPORTER: "Will [Biden] keep Donald Trump's Air Force One color scheme change?

PSAKI: "This is such a good question!"

Then Psaki placed a Gold Star next to the reporter's name, and the reporter beamed.

The reporter virtually asked what's his favorite color?

ITEM 7: CNN reported, "President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate, according to a statement Tuesday."

The party of science? As a tranny, Levine does not believe in biology because if he did he would know that DNA determines one's sex, not one's attire.

Levine screwed up Pennsylvania's reaction to covid 19. This is his reward.

ITEM 8: Zero Hedge reported, "NYC Delays 23K COVID Vaccinations As McKesson Logistical Error Leaves Moderna Jabs Too Cold."

The story said, "Following comments from a top Israeli public health official who said that Pfizer's vaccine hasn't been quite as effective as they hoped according to the initial data, with the efficacy rate closer to 50% than the 95% that had been advertised, we're now learning that NYC was forced to cancel 23K scheduled vaccinations after a McKesson logistical error forced them to recall 21 shipments of the Moderna jabs.

"Appointments at all 15 of the city's vaccination centers have been canceled on Wednesday."

Cuomo has gone out of his way to help covid 19 spread and kill people. Surely Red China should consider him for this year's Mao Zedong Hero of the Revolution award.

ITEM 9: PJ Media reported, "On Monday, two days before Joe Biden became president of the United States, a federal court in North Dakota defended Roman Catholic health care providers from an Obamacare mandate forcing doctors and nurses to perform experimental transgender surgeries that violate Roman Catholic convictions. The court enjoined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from forcing these Catholic physicians to perform transgender surgery.

"This injunction will prevent the Biden administration from using the HHS and the EEOC to enforce the Obamacare transgender mandate, forcing doctors to provide cross-sex hormones and sex-reassignment surgery. Some doctors have warned that even the hormones — the less invasive treatment — give healthy people a disease. The actual surgery often involves sterilizing a patient for life. Mandating such treatments would force doctors to violate the Hippocratic oath."

The judge is a Trump appointee.

It made me happy to write that.

ITEM 10: Robert Shibley at Instapundit wrote, "Trump should demand an immediate criminal trial for incitement. 

"Impeachment is a political circus that, as we learned last time, is nothing more than a Congressional popularity contest based on emanations from the penumbra of the definition of high crimes and misdemeanors  or something. So skip it! Trump should demand his day in court on the exact charges in the articles of impeachment, and when he’s acquitted, let Congress explain how words have no meaning anymore."

The last politician to demand an immediate trial was Ted Stevens, who was convicted.

Six months later, Judge Emmet Sullivan threw out the verdict because the prosecutors illegally withheld evidence.

But it was too late. Stevens had already lost re-election to the Senate. That gave Obama 59 senators. Flipping Arlen Specter got the Democrat majority to 60, which allowed them to steamroll Obamacare into law.

I am sure Judge Sullivan would love to try the case with a jury picked from a town where 95% of the votes were against President Trump.

ITEM 11The New York Post asked, "Did Garth Brooks get hair plugs for Joe Biden’s inauguration?"

I don't know.

All I know is Biden did.

ITEM 12: Jacob Palmieri reported, "Video Seems To Show Bill Clinton Falling Asleep During Biden’s Speech."

Obama too.

But Chris Wallace said it was the greatest inauguration speech he has ever heard.

ITEM 13: The New York Post reported, "Couple arrested after allegedly filming themselves having sex on Ferris wheel."

The guy looked like Freddie BOOM BOOM Cannon.

ITEM 14Breitbart reported, "During the Fox News Channel’s Inauguration coverage on Wednesday, incoming Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will use the reconciliation process to 'impose the Green New Deal, higher taxes, and Medicare for all.' "

Graham said, "We’re going to have our hands full. I’m going to be the Budget [Ranking Member]. I’m going to be fighting Bernie Sanders as he uses the budget reconciliation process to impose the Green New Deal, higher taxes, and Medicare for all. So, to my Republican colleagues out there, let’s work together. We’re going to have a real challenge on our hands.' "

Well, that is what happens when you let Democrats stuff the ballots with unverifiable mail-in votes.

Graham should save his surprise for an email alert seeking donations.

Republicans sat back for 4 years while Donald Trump had to take on the intelligence community and the deep state.

They are on their own now.

ITEM 15: Just the News reported, "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday joined calls from European Union officials to reign in the censorship power of Big Tech. In a Moscow news conference, Lavrov characterized the tech giants as extra-governmental entities that impose their own rules on public discourse."

He said, "Let’s hope that American society will not let its elites use blatant censorship, flagrant infringement of the Constitution and international commitments in its struggle against one other. 

"If it fails to cope with this problem, we all should be ready to face the consequences of such a failure of the American state, and these consequences would be very serious for the global arena."

The Russian government is more supportive of Americans' right to free speech than our government is.

ITEM 16: CNS reported, "Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told Fox on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested more National Guards be sent to Washington, D.C., even requesting 'crew-manned machine guns' – a sharp contrast between how she reacted when President Donald Trump wanted to use the military to deal with the violence from nationwide Black Lives Matter protests."

I am surprised that she did not want sharks with fricking lasers.

Congress opposed sending troops to protect city after city from Antifa this summer.

But after maybe 100 protesters enter the Capitol, they want to turn Washington into an armed camp.

ITEM 17: Chairman Xiden called for unity.

But why would he want to unite with people he calls the dregs of society? With people his party calls racist, sexist, and homophobic?

The fact is, he does not want us. His administration, working with corporations, will hunt down, hound, and harass anyone who dares speak against his government. This is fascism. Look it up in a dictionary, a paper one because the online dictionaries change words to suit the government's purpose on any particular day.

ITEM 18: The New York Times reported, "Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland."


Last June 10, the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge Tuesday night backed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s restrictions on the city’s police use of a common tear gas with a 14-day court order banning the agent except when a life is at risk."

That ban on tear gas came from an Obama judge. Of course.

So now tear gas is unconstitutional only when a Republican is president.

Good to know.

FINALLY, we had an unnecessary inauguration ceremony in which a bunch of political phonies gathered on a stage without social distancing.

Lady Gaga, who cannot hold concerts because of covid 19 restrictions, was allowed to sing the national anthem, which Colin Kaepernick and BLM protest.

Because of covid 19, my wife and I were denied a funeral for our son in April.

I am not bitter or angry. I am pointing out that 3 million people died last year and most of their survivors were denied the right to hold a decent funeral, while our elected officials thumb their noses once again at their own rules.

And no one in the press is calling the inauguration a super-spreader as they call any Trump-related activity.

I don't seek fairness or vengeance. I just comment on the news.


  1. Fairness? Justice? What do these words mean to media, big tech, or most politicians any more? I remember what they meant a long time ago. Today they seem to be buzzwords used to manipulate emotions and opinions.
    G-d help us. We are under the rule of two-year-olds. Spoiled brats.

    1. Wait till they start fighting over the toys.

    2. Saw something that made me feel good. A film of Biden's procession going through Washington. Streets were lined with troops, most with their backs to him.

    3. Backs to him so they can watch the crowds?

  2. ITEM 12: Jacob Palmieri reported, "Video Seems To Show Bill Clinton Falling Asleep During Biden’s Speech."

    Obama too.

    Not surprising.

    Obama had originally endorsed Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts' governor, for presidential candidate.

    It was not until Joe Hiding received the Democratic nomination that Obama then endorsed his 8-year vice president.

    Yeah, I would be asleep, as well.

  3. I've been working for the last 50 years to get enough women into elected office so when the country was ready, there would be an embarrassment of riches of women to choose from. Yesterday I was just embarrassed.

    1. I've seen many admirable women today who have more cajones than men.

  4. “Ax not...”

    Big D, for the win!!!

    1. I'd venture that he used to get Crackerjacks With the prize inside when he was 11. That
      'axed you a question'
      is the exact kind of humor found in every box.

  5. #14 For the first time I agree with an Antifa banner. Police in Democratically controlled cities kill a lot of minorities. Democrats love to get us into Imperialistic wars and who isn't against fascist massacres. So not only did they get their banner right they attacked the right establishment. It took them four years but hey, they finally figured it out.

    1. Maybe we can work something out with these guys.

      You know, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" and all that.

  6. Thanks Don for doing such a great job reporting the news!

  7. Item 15, the Russians finally got it right, but there is an option in America.

    Twitter, Facebook, Google and Apple all operate under Federal Regulations that allow them patent protection for their software, processes and technology.

    The left perfected the tactic we now call Law fare. File a lawsuit with a friendly conservative judge demanding the removal of patent protection for all those programs and processes used by those firms to restrict our rights under the First Amendment. Otherwise the Government is complicit in denying us our First Amendment Rights! Which is exactly the way the lawsuit should be framed.

    Give them one week to comply or the Patent Office is directed to release those patents and make all those programs and processes part of the public domain.

    Let’s see how the market reacts to that lawsuit.

  8. Great point on the paper dictionary. I’ll be getting one so at least I’ll know what things used to mean.

  9. Item 2 - It’s too late for FNC to save its reputation, but they should definitely flush the squish Chris Wallace and save $7 million per year!

  10. Re: #16 So, as reported, acting Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said Pelosi requested machine guns for the D.C. Natl. Guard. So, to let this sink in, she was prepared to mow down Americans on the Mall or anywhere-s else on the grounds of our National City in the name of Peace?!___ That yesterday, was a branch of the U.S. military mobilized as a paramilitary Praetorian guard of a despotic political party leader. They were pictured in fatigues (we have no urban camouflage?!) with weapons at the ready. The Brits (their Palace Guards have the red tunics and ceremonial bearskin fur caps; the Vatican Swiss Guards uniforms; even the NorKs wear dress uniforms for Kim --- Those uniforms command respect and adherence to social order. Those soldiers should've been in dress uniforms, with their weapons shouldered and maybe with Garands as more ceremonial (but still functional) weapons, and at attention, not poised to open fire. A couple of hundred uniformed would've been enough...Think not? Count the number of U.S. Marines guarding each U.S. Embassy around the World...Maybe a few dozen per consulate, many in hostile environments. They are a deterrent. That yesterday was a major bad optic for Americans! A military branch; Our military Branch of the U.S. Army being mobilized for a Political Party. /Rant off/ ZB

    1. truly pathetic! I don't think the democrats ever really believe the crap they peddle. Everything to them is political. But I have no clue what their goal was with this display. I guess to keep the narrative going that anyone on the right is an extremist racist who will impact carnage; when history shows its almost always a leftwing nut who do such things.
      God help our country.

    2. The optic was intentional, letting the world know that 75 million Trump voters should probably go to reeducation camps 'just in case.'

  11. Item 8: I'm way out in rural Washington, and I got my Moderna jab yesterday. No muss, no fuss, no fights, no "protesters"...

    Item 14: Can't trust the GOP. I am bummed.

  12. #DitchMitch is groveling before Chuck-You Schumer in a bid to retain his power to trade votes for graft. He's going to let Schumer convict Trump (he's already been, fraudulently, impeached) so long as Chuckie keeps the filibuster rule.

    Mitch will now use his cadre of around 16 RINO Senators to give Schmucky Chuckie the 60 he needs. This will give an air of legitimacy to the farce that's the Bidet* Residency and Occupation.

    Watching President Trump walk toward Marine One yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life. He looked old, tired, chastened, and shellshocked. I think the Deep State threatened him with something terrible, otherwise he just hasn't adjusted to reality yet.

    Let's hope he survives conviction or it gets tossed out by the Corrupt Courts (Just not like the fraudulent election results were, right Edwina and Obtuse Olson?!).

    I always said Trump was just a speed bump on the road to our Republic's oblivion, I just hoped for eight years instead of this.


    1. (The 60 votes he needs for the filibuster. Conviction requires 2/3. Just so we're clear. Mitch may give him those, too. Then Trump probably will start a media empire or third party. To paraphrase Joe Dan Gorman: You hit Trump with a rock he hits you with a Buick.)

    2. He's already said he'd do that.

      Jeffery is the guy who never reads the memo.

    3. Watching President Trump walk toward Marine One yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life. He looked old, tired, chastened, and shellshocked. I think the Deep State threatened him with something terrible, otherwise he just hasn't adjusted to reality yet.


      That deal you always kept telling us he was going to cut before he said he wasn't going to run again?

      And we have evidence of the fraudulent election. Never forget that because we will hang you with it some day.

      You loved every minute of it. Too bad he wasn't tired, chastened, and shellshocked.

      Trump is the latest in the reinvigoration if this country in its turn from Socialism

  13. ...And why was the 2nd-in-line to the Presidency, Pelosi calling the Military? When is the Speaker f the Hose given military authority to interfere in the U.S. Military to call up and arm U.S. Troops?! She should be tried for Sedition; e.g. undermining the CINC President Trump's G*d given U.S. Constitution powers! zb

    1. Add that to her trying to get the Joint Chiefs to ignore PDJT his last two weeks in office.

    2. This sort of cr*p also amounts to flirting dangerously with violating the Posse Comitatus Act.

      If anyone looks that up, use, not you-know-what...

    3. There are grounds for impeaching the Big Three (Biden, Harris and Pelosi). Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to introduce articles against Biden. She should also bring articles against the next-in-lines.

  14. Donald J Trump is STILL my president!!

    Does anyone have an old "Resist" sticker I can buy?

    1. I’d normally say to look on eBay, but they are probably banned.

    2. There are a few indies out there, but you're really going to have to hunt.

      I found a Stop The Steal one on Zazzle, of all places.

    3. A friend couldn't find the bumper sticker he wanted, so he had his own custom printed. Big blue letters: TRUMP WON. Below that in red letters: YOU KNOW DAMN WELL HE DID. He gave me three copies, and one is proudly displayed on my truck. No copyright, feel free to print your own.

  15. edit: __Speaker of the /House/

  16. #9 Doctors cannot violate an oath they do not take.

  17. Item 9: “Some doctors have warned that even the hormones — the less invasive treatment — give healthy people a disease. The actual surgery often involves sterilizing a patient for life.” Folks who take hormones meant for the opposite sex already have a disease — a psychosis characterized by persistent delusions. Fortunately, sterilizing them means they can’t pass their mental illness to others.

    1. The only up side to them becoming drug dependent mutilated freaks.

  18. 2 &12 - it was easy money betting that many would be calling the speech the greatest or one of the greatest ever. So sad I will never read it or listen to it. Not.

    9 - No forced addadicktomes or cutadickoffames. Nice.

    FINALLY - to all of us who lost a relative last year and couldn’t properly honor them with a proper funeral, events like these or funerals like John Lewis’ do make me mad.

    The dangerous super spreaders of this world are liberals.

  19. There is a new class of 'Denier' out there, and they must be labeled hard. Election Fraud DENIERS. America will never have a free and true election result again until these deluded miscreants are corralled and humiliated, and our election systems cleaned up. 'Democracy has prevailed' lied our faux president yesterday. Democracy in America is dead right now, and you've got election fraud deniers supporting the deed.

  20. 15 - This to some degree is quite interesting. The stopping of the Keystone XL pipeline (yesterday) and the apparent imminent national ban on fracking (maybe today) are things that you'd expect to be making the Kremlin giddy with delight - since Russia is a petrostate that simply cannot fund itself when hydrocarbons are cheap and plentiful.

    It may actually be sinking in in a variety of places that while much of the world can go into catatonic-zombie mode (like the "EU" is), if the US does... then we might indeed be heading for a Bronze-Age-civilizational collapse (c. 1177 B.C.) scenario.

    The "indispensable nation" really is...

  21. "However, the tanks will roll and Antifa will be first because they served their purpose."

    Of course. The revolution always eats its own. Ask Ernst Röhm and his SA brownshirts.

  22. I’m old enough to remember President trumps “dark and threatening “inauguration speech for years ago, so of course Biden was the polar opposite of that, not.


    1. Let's call him MOTUS. Molester of the United States. He's gone from screwing children to screwing the nation.

  23. Really sad to hear about not having a funeral, Don. I'm angry and bitter for you.

    1. I'm planning a memorial for my wife in her Garden. the nursing home went the extra mile to help me escort my wife to heaven's gate. I'm forever grateful. I now have friends who work there. I am so sorry Don, I cannot express my disgust at the heartless policies of Our Govn't RINO and Dem..

  24. Donald John Trump is still our president.


    We used to call the Capitol the People's House.

    We did? When was that?

    4: Night of the Long Knives in 3, 2, 1...

    7: Maybe the R really stands for Rodney, as in Dangerfield. Won't get no respect with this clown on the payroll.

    9: An R that couldn't be bought.

    How refreshing.

    12: Emblematic of the brain rot among Lefties.

    14: They are on their own now.

    No, they are on Shi's payroll. What Grahamnesty said is just kabuki.

    16: You'd think Pelosi Galore, after all those years of using the Air Force as her private airline, would know better than to want 'crew-manned machine guns'.

    Aren't all MGs crew-served?

    17: This is fascism.

    No, it's tyranny. The Commies and the right-wingers did it, too.

    FINALLY: I don't seek fairness or vengeance

    I do. And a lot of other people, too.

  25. What money that this week just gone by marks the first time in their lives that most of the Democrats have used the word “pintle” in a sentence?

  26. most of their survivors were denied the right to hold a decent funeral

    Such tragic events like this happen when you insist the government has a role in health care. You bought into it. You supported and endorsed it. I even recall you applauding the CDC in March.

    One day people might awaken. It will be the great awakening vs the great awokening.

  27. Item No. 7 (Rachel Levine): Thank you SO MUCH, Don, for using the proper gender (he/him/his) when referring to this pathetic individual. I've been despondent as more and more so-called conservatives are buying into the whole gender lie. Biology doesn't lie, period. Thanks again, Don. I'm heartened a little.

    1. My wife is fond of saying that the whole transgender issue is trying to say that God made a mistake. God does not make mistakes, and God is not mocked.
      What part of X and Y chromosomes don't you understand?
      On the other hand, the contrarian in me says by all means put "Dr." Rachel Levine on camera. The more the country sees this freak show for what it is, the better off we'll all be. It's been said for years that the best way to mock a demoncrat is to hand them a microphone.

    2. Biology doesnt lie., but idgaf if a guy wants to be called a girl or the other way around. It doesnt bother me one shit., What Bothers me is wen these fucks get offended cuz I dunno wtf they claim to be at any given moment. Ffs, ill call ya mr or mrs just fuckin ask., is that so hard?

  28. Mr. Surber-
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your son last April. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Paul Gurley

    1. Thank you. We are healing thanks to reader prayers

    2. ...Had a sib pass early last Summer 2020; went to Md., and somehow they pulled off a full funeral under Gov. Hogan's nose, distancing in the Church and masks. However, thinking it may've been when the lockdowns started to initially ease. zb

  29. probably a trick but if you go to you get redirected to the WH.
    If it IS a joke, why didn't WH stop it?
    Heard that it used to go to DNC...

    They will be used to stir up discord and violence so that a police state mode can be applied nationwide. Don't be surprised to learn that Antifa has been taken over by Trump-supporting white supremacists...

  30. 13. So what was the charge? Having sex? Filming it? Or being on a ferris wheel?

  31. #7 - Dr. Rachel Levine should be called Andrew Cuomo Jr. He ordered recovering Covid-19 patients to be sent to nursing homes just as Cuomo did. Then he had is own mother moved to a hotel out from her nursing home.

  32. Don, I am sorry for your loss. It is unfathomable to me how you are able to continue to do what you do. I thank for your strength that if Im honest, cant say that I have. On the one hand I thank you for being a source of truth., on the other, if I were you, and it were my son? People would die for what you've described. I dont say that as some whacko or some a-hole but just a man. A man who places his child over everything. Whatever you choose to do or not, I hope it brings you solace in knowing it is the RIGHT thing in your heart for your child. I am sorry if anything I said brings you pain. I am only saying how I would react. Which is violently.