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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Highlights of the News

Happy 40th birthday, Paris Hilton. (Note to graphics department: I think you have the wrong Paris Hilton.)

ITEM 1: The New York Times whined, "When Representative Peter Meijer voted to impeach Donald J. Trump in January, making him one of 10 House Republicans who bucked their party, he bluntly acknowledged that 'it may have been an act of political suicide.'

"This month, during Mr. Meijer’s first town hall event since that impeachment vote, some of his constituents made clear to the newly elected congressman that they shared his assessment — not that Mr. Trump had committed an impeachable act by helping incite a riot at the Capitol, but that crossing him was an unforgivable sin.

" 'I went against people who told me not to vote for you, and I’ve lost that belief,' said Cindy Witke, who lives in Mr. Meijer’s district, which is anchored by Grand Rapids and small communities like this one in Western Michigan.

"Nancy Eardley, who spoke next, urged Mr. Meijer to stop saying the election had not been stolen. She said he had betrayed his Republican base."

Oh stuff it.

Not a single Democrat senator had the intestinal fortitude to cross the party line to vote against this unconstitutional impeachment.

They never buck the party because they are Senate-bots.

ITEM 2ABC reported, "The Biden administration said it is still assessing who is responsible for a rocket attack that injured five Americans and killed one foreign contractor working for the U.S. in Iraq.

"But it reserves “the right to respond at the time and place of our choosing,” according to the White House and State Department, amid questions about Iran’s role in another attack on U.S. forces in its neighboring country.

"Similar attacks during former President Donald Trump’s term led to him ordering the strike that killed Iran’s top military commander and pushed the region to the brink of war a little over one year ago — making the attack another key foreign policy test in President Joe Biden’s earliest days in office."

Of course, there was no war.

But ABC sent Martha Raddatz to the terrorist general's funeral.

This is the same network that banned the wearing of American flag lapel pins after 9/11.

ITEM 3: Fact check: TRUE.

I would say he got the last laugh, but he got the first one and all the others in between as well.

ITEM 4: Newsweek reported, "Texans are seeking refuge in their cars after rolling blackouts caused by severe winter weather have cut off their electricity.

"The power outages came with little warning amidst an unprecedented winter storm that hit the state over the weekend. Heavy snowfall has frozen pipes and created dangerously icy driving conditions. On Sunday night, President Joe Biden responded to the call of state legislators and declared a state of emergency in Texas, prompting additional equipment and resources to aid the state.

"But as temperatures plunged on Monday, more Texans suffered bewildering blackouts that left their homes without heat. By midday Monday, NBC News reported that over 4 million people in Texas were without power. Temperatures yesterday were in the single digits, with subzero wind chill, according to FOX 4 Weather."

To stop the release of carbon dioxide, an imaginary problem, Texas decided to rely on wind power, even though it sits atop coal, natural gas, and oil. A big snowstorm knocked that out. People are releasing even more carbon dioxide in an inefficient but lifesaving attempt to stay warm.

This won't happen once we switch to electric cars only.

People will simply die in the cold and dark. 

ITEM 5: The electric car symbolizes the tyranny of the left. Electric cars began as a choice and will soon be a mandate, to solve a Fake Problem.

The real goal is to stymie the economy and limit the right to travel for ordinary people.

ITEM 6: Zero Hedge reported, "How is it that California enacted draconian COVID lockdown measures, yet had nearly identical results to Florida - a state which went out of its way to avoid shackling residents with small business-killing prohibitions and mentally unhealthy isolation?

"According to an analysis by the Daily Mail, California Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) strict lockdowns resulted in 8,499 cases and 130 deaths per 100,000 residents, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's hands-off approach - such as lifting an ordinance preventing people from operating businesses and restaurants - has resulted in 8,306 cases and 117 deaths per 100,000 residents.

"Not only that, both states followed roughly the same trajectories for various COVID-19 metrics - with Florida looking better by virtually every measure when adjusted for population, and California looking like Orwellian overlords save for multiple judges which have tossed Newsom's edicts because the state failed to provide a scientific basis for their decisions - and has concealed their 'methodology' that has driven business-killing decisions."

Florida has fewer deaths per capita than California. Most locked down states also have more deaths.

Perhaps locking people down makes covid 19 deadlier.

I don't know. I am not an epidemiologist. Neither are Newsom nor DeSantis.

For that matter, neither is Tony Fauci. He's an immunologist. He was brought to Washington to fight AIDS. 30-plus years later, AIDS kills 15,000 Americans each year.

ITEM 7: Donald Trump issued his reaction to the impeachment farce:

I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.

My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.

Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.

It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate. 

This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago. 

I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.  

Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!

We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future. 

Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. 

We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.

May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.

Thank you, Mister President.

ITEM 8: Breitbart reported, "Toy industry giant Hasbro has ceased production on the Cara Dune action figure following Gina Carano’s firing from Disney’s streaming series The Mandalorian.

"On Monday, online retailer BigBadToyStore announced it would cancel all existing preorders of Cara Dune action figures in response to outrage over Carano’s social media profiles — which prompted Lucasfilm, owned by Disney, to fire her from the popular show. Carano faced backlash after linking modern American cancel culture to the Holocaust in a since-deleted message."

Now they cancel culture dolls.

The Silly Century clanks on.

ITEM 9: CNBC reported, "Retailers trade Fifth Ave. for Worth Ave. as Palm Beach scene thrives with Americans heading South."

Manhattan merchants are merely following the money.

They must. 92% of restaurants in New York could not cover their rent in December. Many of them are escaping south, as well.

ITEM 10: The Daily Mail reported, "President Joe Biden will recalibrate American relations with Saudi Arabia and will communicate through Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz rather than Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the White House said Tuesday.

" 'We've made clear from the beginning that we're going to recalibrate our relationship with Saudi Arabia,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her briefing on Tuesday. She said part of that recalibration would include Biden speaking to the Saudi king, instead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - a marked change in policy from the Trump administration."

Chairman Xiden wants to punish anyone who was ever nice to Donald Trump. 

ITEM 11: The Archbishop of Kansas City, Joseph F. Naumann, said, "The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching. It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching.

"When he says he is a devout Catholic, we bishops have the responsibility to correct him. Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is.

"What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people. He’s declaring that he’s Catholic, and is going to force people to support abortion through their tax dollars. The bishops need to correct him, as the president is acting contrary to the Catholic faith."

Yes they do.

I can see that and I am not a Catholic.

ITEM 12: Cosmopolitan reported, "Yes, There’s a Safe Way to Have a Cannibalism Fetish. The Armie Hammer Story’s Not It. As a fetish educator, I’m so tired of seeing the Armie Hammer allegations used against the BDSM community."

We keep seeing the world get weirder and weirder as a nation founded by Christians is taken over by hedonists who have to turn to ever weirder sex to get their jollies. 

Cannibalism is wrong. Pedophilia is wrong. Bestiality is wrong. I am saying these things now, because next week such statements will be banned as hate speech.

ITEM 13: News Busters reported, "Snarky Chuck Todd to Texans: At Least the Cold Will Make You Want to Wear a Mask!"

Todd showed all the compassion of a dead ferret.

ITEM 14: CNS News reported, "Countries that are well-off economically should give up meat entirely, billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates says.

"Gates made the claim in an interview published Sunday in the MIT Technology Review, in which he touted his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster."

Better yet, how about we seize all his money and redistribute it among the Third World people? They would each get about $1.98 but I would feel better.

ITEM 15: I present the tweet of the day.

Why switch to windmills when you don't have to? They ruin the vista, kill birds, and make a lot of noise.

FINALLY, a fellow named David launched a new conservative news aggregator site, Libertas Bella News. I like the clean graphics. I wish him success.


  1. I thanked God for you in this morning’s prayer time, Big D, and will resist the temptation to call you The Happy Warrior because Hubie was a template for today’s LibCommies.

  2. I can remember when the Texas battle cry was "let the bastards freeze in the dark", referring to the northern states.

  3. 2 - they will put Durham in charge of the investigation. He will have the results in 20 years.

    6 - I deal with a rabid anti-trumper and now anti-DeSantista in Florida. She rants about what a horrible job DeSantis is doing, parroting the leftist media. With no facts at her side. She is still ranting about how Trump has destroyed the postal system because of his postmaster general. Very sad to see her decline like this.

    7 - another uplifting message from PDJT. Couple that with his takedown of cocaine mitch and I am excited about the future.

    11 - this will not be end well. The Middle East will become a tinder box again.

    14 - Gates has invested in companies that make the plant based “meat”. He is trying to be the new Al Gorge (not a typo) and become the new global warming guru.

    FINALLY - I noticed that immediately.

    1. People who rant about DeSantis also ranted about Trump. When things go south after men like these are no longer in charge they don't have the intelligence to connect the dots. In their blindness they then blame the people who are not there for the problem.

      It is a fair measure of why we are in this mess.

      DeSantis is Trump's heir apparent. We could use him in Texas.

    2. 14 - algore already is involved in his own plant-based faux-meat company (Beyond Meat). It's already publicly traded so algore has made another bundle on this latest nonsense...

    3. Jeffery shows his true colors.

      And you live in StLou.

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    5. Why do you keep calling everyone Jeffrey you clown?

      I live in Texas you schmuck. I've never lived in St. Louis. Ever. (You clearly don't understand airline pilots and how they're based. But then again, the stuff you DO KNOW could barely fill a thimble.)

  4. 12 - A Safe Way to Have a Cannibalism Fetish? Not safe for the person being eaten, methinks.

    Also, how do Potato Joe, Nasty Pelosi, anyone supporting giving tax money to abortionists avoid excommunication from the Catholic church?

    1. I stole Nasty Pelugosi from someone because I think it fits her like a body bag.

    2. Now that will get you a visit from the Secret Service.

      Although these days I'm sure Jeffery has a Get Out of Jail card.

    3. No, it will not get anyone a visit from the Secret Service you gaslighting retard.

  5. Electric cars are great from a performance standpoint but are an environmental problem. The batteries are toxic and you lose lots of energy in the transmission. But if they make you feel superior to the deplorables it’s worth it.

    1. In a few years, the U.S. landscape'll look like Fury Road as we search for Guzzolene, while senile, stickly, Immortan Joe (a/k/a Xiden) tries to hunt us down! ZB

  6. Florida vs California also fails to take into account the number of refuse geeze from New York who headed south to escape the Draconian edicts of Reinhard Tristan Cumo.

  7. Item 6 - mortality rates may be similar, but that’s where it ends. Florida unemployment rate is around 6%, while California rate is around 9%. Florida is home of the free, while California residents are in prison.

    1. If Florida had not suffered an influx of New Yorkers escaping Reinhard Tristan Cumo, their numbers would be even lower.

  8. It 10 - Jen Psaki is a lost soul being thrown to the relatively friendly wolves. She’s neither smart nor good looking.

  9. Regarding Item #6 I would like to add that in addition to Fla having less deaths per capita than CA - I will bet Florida has the highest per capita of elderly (most at risk) and California has the most health obsessed per capita - I would love to the the adjustments for those factors.

  10. We this morning in Oregon, have an edict from Kate Brownout. Against "price gouging." How about your stupid "carbon tax" ? Kate?

  11. We this morning in Oregon, have an edict from Kate Brownout. Against "price gouging." How about your stupid "carbon tax" ? Kate?

  12. Item 13- Chuck Todd... haven't watched him for quite some time now. Does he still have the cheesy goatee that makes him look like he just ate out someone's a..hole?

  13. Item 3: I vass amussssed!

    Item 4: I don't live in Texas, but my dad grew up there. I've heard of "blue northers". I would have thought Texans would have too.... and been prepared for them. I'm glad my older sister died there before the freeze-up.

    Vell, Sharley, I vass amussssed mit der picture off Paris Hilllllton.

    1. IIRC blue northers are rather rare, especially in TX.

    2. Yes, Sam, we do. We also tend to stretch our definitions now and then, like the Valley not being a valley as most perceive it.

      Helpful hint: Anything "Professor" Edweenie says can be safely discounted. He's right about so little that you're better off doing your own research. If brains were dynamite this gaslighting fool couldn't blow his nose.

  14. I doubt the years were kind, thanks for no pic of 40 year old Paris Hilton

  15. DOTUS Xiden = Dictator of the United States (or Dolt, or Dumbass). 56 Executive orders and counting.

  16. I worked side by side with three men who had been born in the Soviet Union. One of them told how they had a true incompetent as one of the factory managers. They got rid of him by electing him to be the factory communist party representative. When you reward people not for their ability, but for their party loyalty, you get disparate results in leadership like that between Joe Biden and DT; like that between Cuomo, Newsome, and DeSantis. This is why no Democrat will stand up and go against the party apparatchiks, why you have empty suits in "leadership" positions, why you end up going 0-2 in impeachments and witch hunts.

  17. Re#3: I think the guy in the linked vid. may've punched a hole in the lib mass media argument and woke-ism regarding women's steadfastly referencing women's b-o-o-b-s, amid the Jemele Hill (e.g. 'woman-of-color', CNN narrative/ controversy that morning) discussion, the gentleman likely, purposely objectified women, much like referencing someone's racial skin tone objectifies a person-of-color...The segment enlightened me. ZB

  18. Item 3:

    Smith's Law - Whosoever cries racism or bigotry first loses the argument [because it shows he/she doesn't have one].

    1. Godwin's. Get it right, Jeffery.

      Make it a first.

    2. Godwin's is about references to Hitler/nazism (sic) you schmuck. YOU get it right, retard.

    3. The posters arguing; each bring up regular good posting points, but the ad hominem attacks gotta go... zb

    4. I'll stop when he does.

      But so long as he continues to insult everyone I'm giving it right back to him in spades.

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    6. X, on second thought, I'll take your comment under advisement.

    7. Agree zb. I enjoy the comments here by most all including Ed and BJ. But let's take high road and stop with the ad hominem

    8. X makes a valid point. You two go at it like an old married couple. Hey, you aren't an old married couple, are you?

    9. I'm one half of a mid-aged married couple (sixteen years, five kids together, and counting) and have yet to win a spousal argument, since at least 2009... ZB

  19. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    Masthead: The old edifice is holding up rather well.

    4: To stop the release of carbon dioxide, an imaginary problem

    Global wahoo advocates hardest hit.

    6: For that matter, neither is Tony Fauci. He's an immunologist.

    No, he wasn't.

    In 1968, Fauci joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

    He started with the Feds the second he got out of med school. No different than the lying dogfaced pony soldier and many of his colleagues who went into politics the second they got out of law school.

    10: The power is with the Crown Prince.

    And the only thing we can count on is the lying dogfaced pony soldier won't bow, only because he'd fall on his face.

    11: Nice to hear from a non-Commie priest.

    13: Paper doesn't stop the cold.

    Better to get a neck gaiter made of polypropelene. They work great.

    FINALLY: So do you pay Lou Ann alimony or unemployment?

  20. Item 4:

    Texas does not "rely" on windmills and other crap. They contribute ZERO to our power grid.

    We have been flooded with new residents thanks to our idiot governor (taking up from R +25 under Reagan to R +5 today) and a housing boom over a number of decades. This is a problem of DEMAND and we have not kept up with it for a long time. The first winter brownouts really started a decade ago in Houston.

    We lost a bunch of natural gas plants during the storm because the supply was interrupted for various reasons including demand in other parts of the country.

    Don, you insist on pontificating about Texas but you have very little actual understanding of the way things work down here. It's not good for your credibility.

    1. 23% of Texas' generator capacity comes from wind. 40% from natural gas and only 18% from coal. You also have 11% coming from nukes. Being low on coal is the Achilles heel.

  21. #7: #TrumpSmash

    However, the one against McConnell is better.

    Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

    The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

    In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

    It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

    My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

    Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

    Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

    Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

    This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third-rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn’t respond to a request for comments from The Epoch Times.

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  23. #8: I wish she hadn’t taken it down. She was right.

    #14: 50 years ago scientists tried to chemically duplicate sea water. They were successful, but when they put saltwater fish in their fake seawater, the fish died. So will we, albeit more gradually, if we start eating even more synthetic food. Perhaps that’s the intended effect.

  24. 4. "People will simply die in the cold and dark."

    You're on to their plan.

    6. "Perhaps locking people down makes covid 19 deadlier."

    Perhaps locking down people kills them so it can be called a covid 19 death.

    8. Somebody should start cranking out the Dune action figure. When Hasbro/Disney complains, somebody goes, "They can't claim any financial loss because they walked away from it."

    9. They'll like the lack of snow about as much as they'll dislike the occasional hurricane.

    12. I have described so called "Progressivism" as the political embodiment of the Seven Deadly Sins. Think about it. Name one of the Deadly Sins the Left hasn't embraced and promoted on the road to mandating. You Will Hate. You Will Lust. You Will Squander Your Wealth. You Will Be Slothful.

    13. Strangely, we were watching, "Crickey! Here's The Irwins" (Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's family still run the Australian Zoo) They had their Covid episodes and when the Zoo re-opened, there were procedures, but no masks. Is the U.S. the only country worshiping at the alter of the Talisman of Eternal Life?

    14. And everybody would be better off not having to listen to a poor Bill Gates.

    Old: "Put the Government in charge of the Sahara Desert and in five years there will be a shortage of sand."

    New: "Put the Government in charge of energy in Texas and in five years there will be a shortage of power."