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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Highlights of the News


Justice is coming for Airman Apprentice Mohammed Haitham, 19, Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21.

ITEM 1: The New York Post reported, "Family members of US service members who were killed and severely injured during a terror attack on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, in 2019 are suing Saudi Arabia for helping facilitate the attack.

"Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, allegedly carried out the attack with the help from trainees in the Saudi military, according to court documents filed on Monday.

"Al-Shamrani was shot dead by Pensacola sheriff’s deputies after he killed three US Navy students — and wounded several others."

I listed the three murdered men at the top of today's highlights.

This was a Muslim terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

The media will not tell you that.

I just did.

ITEM 2: Fox reported, "American-made solar panels cannot compete with Chinese prices as the demand for green energy increases under the Biden administration, according to one U.S. manufacturer.

"Paul Mutchler, energy director of commercial operations at Mission Solar Energy in San Antonio, Texas, told Fox Business' Grady Trimble that being unable to compete with China on price has led the company to 'compete on quality.' Mission Solar Energy is one of the few companies that manufacturers solar panels in the U.S."

You cannot compete with slave labor, which is why the Surber branch of my ancestors left Virginia for Indiana.

End all trade with Red China.

ITEM 3: Vice News reported, "LA’s Rich Somehow Got COVID Vaccines Meant for Minority Communities."

You don't need Scooby-Doo to solve this mystery. A Democrat president, a Democrat governor, and a Democrat mayor did this. When minorities vote Democrat, the Democrats laugh. Minority Democrat politicians laugh hardest.

ITEM 4: The New York Post reported, "Tiger Woods was 'calm and lucid' when Los Angeles fire officials pulled him from the mangled remains of a luxury SUV on Tuesday — and is 'very fortunate' to be alive following a roll-over crash, officials said."

This was international news, of course, but this next paragraph wasn't and it was even bigger news.

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who arrived at the scene shortly after the rollover, said, "It was very fortunate that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this alive…. I think this also kind of speaks to the marvel of modern automobiles and they are much safer than they’ve ever been previously."

Think about that the next time someone complains because a minor accident totaled the car. 

Yes, those old steel-and-chrome chariots of the 1950s survived being T-boned. Their drivers didn't.


Bedford wrote, "Elon Musk gets it, though. When a Washington Post reporter emailed him for comment on a story on how investors are worried he is stretched too thin — a story the reporter almost certainly finished writing before bothering to reach out — Musk replied, 'Give my regards to your puppet master.' "

Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. The reporters there don't realize that to him, they are no more than Amazon warehouse workers with bylines.

ITEM 6: Yahoo reported, "Jeremy Lin is, naturally, angry when seeing recent videos of attacks against Asian Americans in the United States.

"Why wouldn’t he be? The Santa Cruz Warriors guard and former NBA star is one of the most prominent Chinese Americans to ever play in the league, so the recent rise in hate crimes against Asians in the country naturally hits home.

"Yet each time he watches a new video of a seemingly random attack, Lin doesn’t stay angry for long. Quickly, he just gets sad."

The attackers usually are black.

Everyone is too scared to admit there are black supremacists out there.

ITEM 7: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "Amnesty International has reportedly withdrawn its recent designation of Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's as a 'prisoner of conscience over his alleged advocacy of violence and discrimination and comments that included hate speech.

"Aleksandr Artemyev, the rights watchdog's media manager for Russia and Eurasia, confirmed the decision to Mediazona on February 23 after the news was first reported by U.S. journalist Aaron Mate."


Every foreigner the American press portrays as a martyr seems to turn out to be a poor choice for hero worship.

ITEM 8: Just the News reported, "The Democrats' proposed slavery reparations commission legislation contains an outdated provision that designates top-tier GS-18 federal pay for each member of the commission it establishes.

"According to the Office of Personnel Management, the highest pay grade for federal civil service employees is currently the GS-15 level, which goes up to $172,500.

"The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act sets up the commission to 'address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.' The 13 colonies were under the control of Great Britain until the U.S. gained its independence in 1776.

"If passed and signed into law, the bill would require the commission to 'recommend appropriate remedies in consideration" of its findings after studying reparations and the history of slavery.' "

The first payments should go to the survivors of every Union soldier who fought to free the slaves.

But hey, give Oprah 40 acres in Alaska and a mule.

ITEM 9: Breitbart reported, "Federal prosecutors filed paperwork confirming that the two attorneys who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into a squad car have been offered deals to reduce their sentences.

"Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis were facing potential life sentences for seven charges; among them use of explosives, arson, and conspiracy. On May 29, the pair allegedly made an incendiary device from a bottle of beer, then threw it into a squad car during one of many riots that occurred after the death of George Floyd.

"The two were caught on a surveillance camera, with Rahman purportedly holding the bottle in her hand just before the attack. Authorities later say they discovered another unused firebomb in the same vehicle on that video.

"The two lawyers were pursued and arrested but pled not guilty. Their plea was not based on innocence but an argument that they were wrongly charged and being used as an example by the same people they were protesting. The details of the February 11 plea deal have not been released." 

Contrast and compare what happens to the people who stormed the Capitol.

ITEM 10: United Press International reported, "Hong Kong's chief executive said free speech must be limited to protect law enforcement, amid reports opposition politicians could be replaced with pro-Beijing figures on a key leadership committee.

"Carrie Lam said Tuesday a new law that would ban insulting Hong Kong officials and police is under review, citing the need to defend law enforcement, Hong Kong Free Press reported."

This is the 21st century.

It is 1984 repeating itself for a century..

ITEM 11: France 24 reported, "Once a childcare mainstay for many working parents, Britain’s au pair system is under threat after Brexit — piling pressure on families and forcing some mothers to consider quitting their jobs.

"The system, which typically allows younger foreigners to stay with a family in a host country while they take care of their children, had continued in Britain unimpeded until the end of its transition from the EU at the end of 2020.

"However, since the UK’s definitive break with the bloc, young people who want to come from the EU to immerse themselves in British culture and learn English now have to obtain a work visa."

Boo hoo hoo.

Our au pair system was I worked first shift, wife worked second.

ITEM 12: Newsweek reported, "CNN sports reporter Andy Scholes has apologized for saying that he was 'not entirely surprised' that golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car crash on Tuesday."

Scholes implied that Woods was drunk. Police said there was no evidence of any alcohol or drugs.

That should cost the guy an unpaid week off.

We will see if AT&T (owner of CNN) has any standards.

ITEM 13: The Hollywood Reporter reported, "Jesse Moss is directing the film about the former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and current U.S. Transportation Secretary.

"Mayor Pete, director Jesse Moss's documentary about former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, has landed at Amazon Studios.

"The former South Bend, Indiana mayor more recently became the U.S. Transportation Secretary. But during his presidential run, Buttigieg made history as the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency."

Of course, the real insider story is not told. What was the offer that he couldn't refuse that led him to drop out of a race he was winning?

ITEM 14: Politico reported, "Just about everyone in Washington, D.C., could see that Neera Tanden’s nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget was beleaguered from the beginning — everyone, that is, except the White House.

"At the time her nomination was announced, Democrats didn’t even control the Senate and Tanden’s history of sharp-elbowed politics and highly personal Twitter attacks had made her enemies on the left and right. But Biden and his team, headed by White House chief of staff Ron Klain, felt strongly that they could sway Republicans to back her. When Democrats won the runoffs in Georgia, their gamble looked more prescient.

"Today, the White House can’t even get all Democrats on board. And Mitch McConnell is urging the GOP to band together to take Tanden down."

Merrick Garland said he will target conservatives as domestic terrorists. McConnell loves him.

Tanden sent mean tweets. Burn the witch!

Why is Washington so obsessed with tweets?

ITEM 15: They can't quit him.

ITEM 16: Politico reported, "For the past few weeks, Democrats have comforted themselves about the slow clip of Joe Biden’s cabinet confirmations by noting he was on track to get all of his nominees confirmed. That solace now appears misplaced with Neera Tanden’s prospects of heading the Office of Management and Budget looking increasingly bleak. Alongside that vacuum has come a new wave of anxiety over the pace at which Biden’s presidency is going.

"As my colleagues at Transition Playbook noted, just nine Biden cabinet nominees have been confirmed so far (two today!), compared to 14 for Donald Trump at the same point in his presidency and 15 for Barack Obama."

The Senate was too busy impeaching the man who really should be president.

FINALLY, on Tuesday it was 55 with blue skies. That meant top down, windows up, heater on. I had important things to do. I cannot divulge what they were, but they were important. Real important. Top secret.

(Wife: He mailed an $11 check to Exxon for last month's gasoline purchases.)

43 comments:

  1. #6. They aren’t black supremacists, they are POSNs.

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    1. Someone once called them NAPAs. I won't explain the acronym but it made me laugh.

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    2. Oh, come on, Jeffery, you know it means North American Pavement Ape.

      You're just trying to get somebody to agree with you, so you can tell everybody at Troll Central what racists we are.

      Only racist here is you.

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  2. Hahaha! Big D, playin that age old Run Some Errands game. Drive that sweet Pony witch yo bad self, brother! Preferably with some Cars, Heartbeat City, Magic. Burn dem dinosaurs! YEAH BABY!

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    1. Yep, I survived a recent T-bone totaled my Dodge and walked away. BTW Don's a True ragtop man.
      Not raining, above freezing,love it.

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    2. Yep, I survived a recent T-bone totaled my Dodge and walked away. BTW Don's a True ragtop man.
      Not raining, above freezing,love it.

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  3. ITEM 4: Tiger was driving a Genesis 80 when he had his accident. I had never heard of that car before, so I googled. It’s the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean Hyundai Motor Group. I’ll bet a lot of people will be looking into buying one. I won’t be surprised, if Tiger makes a full recovery, there will be a Genesis ad featuring Tiger’s recovery.

    ITEM 12: Scholes implied that Woods was drunk. Police said there was no evidence of any alcohol or drugs. That should cost the guy an unpaid week off.

    I’d fire him because I’d never be able to trust his judgment again.

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    1. #12. Working for Xi's China News is proof of poor judgement. That's all it takes to make him unworthy of trust.

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    2. >>>T-boned a big delivery truck at 40 m.p.h. (that had ignored a right-of-way), in a big 'ol late 20th century (a/k/a 1999 SUV) with my kids aboard, including my then newborn daughter...My noggin shattered the driver window (the current excuse for my forgetfulness, for my creeping old age)...Everyone walked away unscathed, and the interior never buckled.___Went right out and bought the same model as the totaled one, and have it still, to this today. That model saved my family and I. zb

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    3. __Mine was a non-vehicle related foot injury. zb

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    4. He was driving the Genesis 80 SUV. I have a 2013 Genesis sedan - AWESOME CAR! Big, roomy, comfortable, more bells and whistles than I can ring or blow (no jokes you peckerheads)! Goes 160 if you want and gets around 30 mpg on trips from SC to Ohio/Florida/New Orleans!

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    5. I was thinking the same thing re the Genesis CV80. Tiger could afford any car made and he drove the Genesis, and it saved his life.

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  4. Great point on the Linn article.

    Yahoo article tried to blame the “polar bear” type attacks on Trump.

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  5. Item 8 Not Alaska Liberia, after all that was what it was for.

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  6. ...Heard Tiger may have to keep an open wound, as a result. As some of our honored Veterans (wounded), and civilians like me that have endured limb-rebuilding injuries; wound vacs, infection risks, pain, the rehab, ain't fun...However, Tiger will inspire other sufferers to succeed in recovery, like he inspired a generation to take up golf. ZB (a Tiger fan since the U.S. Amateurs!)

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  7. 7. Every American the American press portrays as a martyr seems to turn out to be a poor choice for hero worship, too.

    15. They don't want to call attention to biden (not my president).

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  8. Item 7: Just one more example of why we DISTRUST our "media"; it's NOT on OUR side.

    Item 10: "Carrie Lam said Tuesday a new law that would ban insulting Hong Kong officials and police is under review, citing the need to defend law enforcement, Hong Kong "FREE" Press reported." Hong Kong is NOT free, which is why I put quotation marks around "FREE".

    Item 12: "NEWSWEEK reported..." I trust nothing in the media.

    Item 15: Yes the media just can't leave Mr. Trump alone. It/they just can't get enough of Trumpisms. Sure, it/they could quit "any time", but they need, Need, NEED their daily fix of Trump HATE. They're HOOKED on Trump. BWAH hah hah hah hahhhhhhhhhhh.



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  9. ITEM 15 -
    Of course if they talked about Biden they might have to mention what he is/isn't doing. Either way that's bad news.

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  10. Don, you told us back on 1/21 to "embrace the suck". Thanks to copious amounts of booze, I'm doing just that.
    So I'll skip all the rest of the hotn items and get to the most important question to be asked:

    Was Tiger being chased by his golf club wielding mistress before he crashed?

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  11. #7. Why should I believe that he really was guilty of embezzlement? What, they don't know anything about trumped-up charges in Russia?

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    1. Indeed. Far more likely that Amnesty International is full of it.

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  12. "You cannot compete with slave labor..."


    ARBITRAGE. A word everyone needs to know.

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  14. "Think about that the next time someone complains because a minor accident totaled the car.

    "Yes, those old steel-and-chrome chariots of the 1950s survived being T-boned. Their drivers didn't."


    Not a great comparison. Look at cars from the early 90s compared to today. Those cars had doors made of stuff more substantial than rubber and plastic. Woods was driving an SUV not a StupidCar (sic), btw, a huge difference in protection available.

    People are getting mangled because of the arbitrary and insane federally mandated CAFE Standards. Woods included. Crumple zones absorb energy but so do people, only were not designed for it.

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    2. The GM X-frame from '57 to -64 was the supposed side impact killer v. the modern ladder frame of the modern trucks/ SV's. ZB

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  15. #12. Standards? Sub and double.

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  16. The two lawyers were pursued and arrested but pled not guilty. [...] The details of the February 11 plea deal have not been released.

    "Contrast and compare what happens to the people who stormed the Capitol."

    You mean execution by firing squad without trial like poor Ashli Babbitt?

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    1. If ever possible, I would like to know the background of every person who entered the building as well as what they did. I will Hazard a guess that most who were inside AND did damage were leftist infiltraters.

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  17. Item #4: Check out a video of a head-on crash between a 1959 Chevy Bel Air and a 2009 Chevy Malibu. The "driver" of 1959 would have been killed; the "driver" of the 2009 would have perhaps had a bruised knee. Both cars were totaled. "They don't make 'em like they used to" - that video shows why.

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  18. 2 - Much of the Chinese production is subsidy-harvesting. And much of the manufacturing (which is very similar to the manufacturing of silicon "chips") went there due to weak environmental standards (both panels and "chips" involve coping with a lot of nasty chemicals and their disposal thereof).

    4 - Of course, if we all get forced to drive those little ecobox beer-cans-on-wheels (to "save the planet"), the casualty rates will skyrocket.

    7 - I'll second the comment someone made above about taking his "conviction for embezzlement" with a fair bit of salt - since indeed in Russia the state has a habit of "finding" crimes among political opponents. Note that the pelosicrats are heading in the same direction at flank speed.

    11 - Illegal immigration allowed upper middle class liberals in places like California to have a servant class - something that previously only the upper class could afford.

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  19. every Union soldier who fought to free the slaves.

    Gee that would be ZERO. They fought to preserve the Union. But facts don't matter to public school indoctrinated rubes.

    Said rubes force their kids to chant a pledge "one nation indivisible". All of which means no state can ever leave thanks to Lincoln who turned these united states into The united states.

    So now with Biden in charge all states are trapped. They can't leave. And all thanks to Lincoln who shredded the rule of law laying the groundwork for the future Progressives to seize power.

    Until the rubes learn the facts of American history, not the fantasy public school version, they will remain rubes.

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    1. Hello, Jeffery.

      You wanted all this. And now you're desperate that the Deplorables didn't wuss out, but are fighting mad and haven't conceded anything, but that the Democrats and all their fellow travelers have got to go.

      As the Greeks said, be careful of that for which you wish...

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    2. Cripes...Another latter day Southern Confederate sympathizer! Lincoln would've advised PDJT to stand firmer (e.g. suspension of Habeas Corpus, ignoring the lower Court rulings and martial-law the election process redux, to fix the 11/3/20 debacle.
      Article 1, Section 9; US Constitution: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. Go Abe! ZB

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  20. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    3: Which is why, even with a dishonest count, Trump still doubled his share of the black vote.

    Wonder how high it really was.

    6: St Skittles, the Gentle Giant, Freddy Gray, and George Floyd are the James Boys and the Younger Brothers for Lefty media.

    7: Every foreigner the American press portrays as a martyr seems to turn out to be a poor choice for hero worship.

    So do all the ones that were born here.

    8: The first payments should go to the survivors of every Union soldier who fought to free the slaves.

    Including John Tommy, a Chinaman?

    10: Dictatorship never goes out of style.

    One thing interests me, however; Shi has not only the American people mad at him, but also the Chinese. Like Hitler in '41, maybe he's bit off more enemies than he can chew.

    13: Buttpeg was winning? Don't remember that.

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  21. You cannot compete with slave labor

    It's important to remember the REAL costs of doing business in the USA v. Red China.

    Here we have Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA, EEO, EPA, Social Security/Medicare taxes, State versions of the above, and the Biblical plague: lawyers.

    NONE of that applies in Red China.

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  22. Item 12--may seem like a minor distinction, but it's not. Any inference was to Woods' well-known history with pain medication (and DUI, rehab for it), not alcohol. Woods is not a drinker and that is well known as well. This is a 10/10 high profile case and history is part of the story.

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  23. #14 -- Grampa Gropes and Merrick Garland together...Halfwits on parade.

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  24. Techsodus ... it’s the Red See that California’s tech firms are leaving rather than crossing.

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  25. 2. Wasn't Biden's climate czar telling the world that the people building the pipeline could make solar panels?

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