Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Highlights of the News


Sunny with a high in the 70s predicted in the Greater Poca Minitropolis. I'll be driving this afternoon and hearing this song.

ITEM 1: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced, "Effective immediately the COVID-19 vaccine is available for all individuals who live or work in Alaska and are age 16 and older, making Alaska the first state in the nation to remove eligibility requirements."

The announcement said, "The Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals who are 16 and older, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the Moderna vaccine are available to individuals who are 18 and older. All three authorized vaccines have shown to be very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death caused by covid 19.

"Regions including Kodiak Island, the Petersburg Borough, and the Kusilvak Census Area are nearing or exceeding 90% vaccination rates among seniors. In the Nome Census Area, over 60% of residents age 16 and over have received at least one shot, and roughly 291,000 doses have been administered statewide."

Considering the vast distances between groups of people in Alaska, this is an amazing accomplishment that should shame 49 other governors.

Oh, and he did it in the dead of winter. 

ITEM 2Roger Kimball reported, "As I write, jury selection for the murder trial of Derek Chauvin is about to begin in Minneapolis. You remember Derek Chauvin, right? He is the former policeman charged with the murder of George Floyd, race martyr (also drug addict, woman abuser, and career criminal)."

It is a calm review of the case.

He wrote, "The video clip that horrified the world was heavily edited. We see Floyd, pinned to the ground by Chauvin, piteously crying ‘I can’t breathe.’ Conclusion? That he can’t breathe because Chauvin is pressing on his windpipe. But a look at the police bodycam footage shows that Floyd was complaining that he couldn’t breathe before he was restrained by the police. Why? Because, as the FBI’s interview with the local medical examiner on July 8, 2020 revealed, Floyd was suffering from pulmonary edema, i.e., his lungs were full of fluid. And why was that? Partly because of an underlying heart condition, partly because Floyd was full to the gills with fentanyl, a drug known to affect respiration and cause pulmonary edema."

Once again, the left have twisted the truth into a hideous narrative aimed at destroying a city.

Look what the Michael D. Brown case did to Ferguson and what Freddie Gray did to Baltimore. The media openly promotes these hoaxes, knowing that that will never have to live with the consequences of their lies.

ITEM 3: Aymann Ismail reported, "The Tension Inside George Floyd Square Is Unbearable Right Now."

The story began, "Around 3 p.m. on Saturday in Minneapolis, a small group gathered near George Floyd Square for a barbecue to celebrate a man’s birthday. Many were regulars at the square, at Chicago Avenue and E. 38th Street, the intersection where Floyd was killed. The area, once sealed off in all directions with refrigerators, pallets, and other debris, now has city barricades. Its entrances are guarded by volunteers who staff the square at all hours—mostly as greeters but also as a ragtag defense force to prevent police from entering."

They hate the police.

Got it.

They had a barbecue at the square.

Ismail wrote, "There was a short pause, then more gunfire. At least seven more shots rang out in quick succession. A truck sped down the alleyway right behind the barbecue. About a dozen people started barreling down the street, shouting at people to get out of the way. I took cover behind a parked car. On the street, several young people appeared to be out for vengeance for the shots just fired. I heard mention of a local gang.

"When the gunshots rang out, people at the barbecue acted out of muscle memory. Violent crime has gone up since the intersection closed. In 2019, there was a total of three fatal and nonfatal shootings in the area. In 2020, there were 19."

Two people were shot. One died. 

Black Lives Matter is responsible for more black murders in Minneapolis than Derek Chauvin is accused of.

ITEM 4: Fox reported, "A Tampa police officer who investigators believe veered into an oncoming vehicle to protect others before dying Tuesday morning in a wrong-way crash was a strong, courageous father who had wanted to serve in law enforcement since he was 8 years old, his family tells Fox News. 

"Master Patrol Officer Jesse Madsen -- a U.S. Marine combat veteran who spent nearly 17 years with the Tampa Police Department -- was pronounced dead around 1 a.m. following the collision on Interstate 275. He leaves behind a wife and three children, ages 16, 12 and 10."

RIP, hero.

ITEM 5Kyle Smith reported, "Andrew Cuomo Was Paid $65 for Every Book He Sold."

Smith has caught on to the big advances publishers give politicians for books that sell in the hundreds. He concluded as I have that this is graft.

But the big money is in Netflix deals. Ask the Obamas how that works.

By the way, the lockdown has been very, very good for Netflix.

Meanwhile, a 6th woman has come forward to say Cuomo was a cad. Oh my dear. Unmarried men are attracted to unmarried women.

ITEM 6Salon reported, "New data from a Norwegian nonprofit is generating fresh concerns about humanity’s destruction of the natural world, revealing Monday that people have ravaged about two-thirds of original tropical rainforest cover globally."

The story said, "The total lost between just 2002 and 2019 was larger than the area of France, he found."
France represents 0.37% of the Earth's land mass. 

Glossed over in these alarmist reports is that trees grow back. And the reports always seem to emanate from a concrete jungle and not a real one.

ITEM 7Page Six reported, "Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain on Tuesday‚ just hours after his co-star confronted him over relentless criticism of Meghan Markle.

" 'Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,' the network said in a statement.

" 'ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.'

"Morgan, 55, stormed off the set Tuesday after his co-star Alex Beresford called him out for continuing to trash Markle following her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview with husband Prince Harry." 

And Page Six reported, "Sharon Osbourne defended Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle."

And Page Six reported, "Piers Morgan stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain* Tuesday following a tense discussion with co-star Alex Beresford. 

"So who is Beresford, the weatherman of the popular morning show?

"Beresford, 40, was born in Bristol, England. He is biracial: His mother is British and white, while his father is Guyanese. 

"After working as a teleprompter operator, Beresford became a weather presenter in 2005."

Piers. Meghan. Sharon. All we need is Kanye West and we can have a cage match. We can call it the Clash of the Titanic Egos. The pay per view would be through the roof.

* The report had the show's name as Good Morning America.

ITEM 8: Breitbart reported, "Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) closed an account with Bank of China following a Breitbart News report on the Texas Democrat’s holdings with the state-owned institution.

"Gonzalez’s most recent financial disclosure forms list holdings worth more than $100,000 with the Bank of China, a state-owned organ of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)."

Red China is just going to have to mail those checks to him instead of using direct deposit.

ITEM 9: The Smoking Gun reported, "A judge today ordered a psychological evaluation to help determine the competency of a Florida Man charged with having sexual contact with a pair of large stuffed animals at a Target store, court records show.

"During a Circuit Court hearing this afternoon, Judge Cathy Ann McKyton appointed a psychologist to examine Cody Meader, 22, who has been charged with criminal mischief and exposure of sexual organs, both misdemeanors.

"A further hearing on Meader’s ability to stand trial has been scheduled for next month."


Maybe we should ship a crate of Olaf toys to Cuomo and calm him down.

ITEM 10The Washington Examiner reported, "In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters, 50% said they are not confident that 'Joe Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of being president of the United States.' Another 48% have confidence in Biden, though only 34% were 'very confident' that he was up to the job.

"Driving that, Rasmussen said, was Biden’s refusal to meet with reporters. He has had some interactions with the small pool of reporters, but his sometimes awkward speaking style has led to criticism. And the White House has recently cut short his appearances."

Meanwhile, the White House shipped his two German shepherds to Delaware because they kept biting people. I say keep the dogs and ship him back.

ITEM 11Guy Benson reported, "Thousands of migrant children are backed up in United States detention facilities along the border with Mexico, part of a surge of immigration from Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence that could overwhelm President Biden’s attempt to create a more humane approach to those seeking entry into the country. 

"The number of migrant children in custody along the border has tripled in the past two weeks to more than 3,250, according to federal immigration agency documents obtained by The New York Times, and many of them are being held in jail-like facilities for longer than the three days allowed by law. The problem for the administration is both the number of children crossing the border and what to do with them once they are in custody. Under the law, the children are supposed to be moved to shelters run by the Health and Human Services Department, but because of the pandemic the shelters until last week were limiting how many children they could accommodate. 

"The growing number of unaccompanied children is just one element of an escalating problem at the border. Border agents encountered a migrant at the border about 78,000 times in January — more than double the rate at the same time a year ago and higher than in any January in a decade."

The border is a supermarket for pedophiles.

Rest uneasy, America.

ITEM 12: Newsweek reported, "L.A. Teachers Union Facebook Group Warns Educators Not to Post Vacations Online Due to Bad Optics."

If they cannot travel to school, why can they travel to Cancun?

ITEM 13: United Press International reported, "Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed sweeping pro-union legislation to protect workers' rights to organize and to allow for employers to be punished over wrongful termination.

"The bill passed the Democrat-controlled House 225-206 along party lines on Tuesday, said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the bill's sponsor, who called it 'a critical step to secure workers' right to join a union.' "

Fact check: It takes away a worker's right not to be forced into a union.

ITEM 14: The Daily Wire reported, "Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 6 (SB6) on Tuesday that bans abortions unless the life of the mother is endangered.

"Supporters of the controversial bill hope it could force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade, though opponents intend to block it before the law takes effect later this year, according to The Associated Press."

States, not the courts, should decide.

ITEM 15: Breitbart reported, "Pro sports lost an incredible amount of money last year, with each league losing revenue in every area from fan support to sponsorship.

"According to Forbes, to date, the pro sports leagues have lost a combined $14.1 billion since the world ground to a halt just over a year ago.

"Not only did the leagues lose billions of dollars in revenue, but the teams themselves also lost a percentage of what they are worth, the magazine added."

Quick, name the winner of the last World Series.

(Hint: It was not the Cleveland Indians.)

37 comments:

  1. Due to my mixed race ancestry, l get darker than
    Megan Markle mowing my lawn.
    BTW Calfire is looking for helicopter pilots. Harry might want to look into that..

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    1. I seriously doubt Harry would have the pilot skills needed for that job.

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  2. #3 George Floyd square, aka Minneapolis chop zone.

    #9 Olaf toys? Nahhh, too white.

    #10 Circleback said there was no intention to euthanize the dog. Instead, Major will hang himself in his cell.

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  3. Vote LibCommie, get your life fooked up. That’s about a PERFECT morning update to support that thesis, Big D. And I must confess to moments of raging glee these days, watching stuff like Jen Psuki mein schwanz saying “not our problem, ask DHS” about the border crisis. I’m sorry, but WHO THE FOOK IS IN CHARGE HERE? “Not our problem, blame Trump.”

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  4. Endangered Site: Historic Route 66, U.S.A.
    The 2,400-mile highway, which starts in Chicago and passes through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles, will turn 83 this year [MARCH 2009] and it's not aging gracefully. Derelict gas stations, restaurants and trading posts, often vandalized, line its rural stretches, their neon signs long since dimmed. Developers are bulldozing quirky motels to make room for generic high-rises. And in places where traffic was once so thick it took ten minutes for a pedestrian to cross the road, you can spread a cloth and have a picnic…

    ITEM 6: Glossed over in these alarmist reports is trees grow back.
    Rush Limbaugh referred to trees as a renewable resource.

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    1. Rush used to say that there are more trees in the US now than when founding fathers created our country. Never did check validity of that statement but he was 'almost always right, 98.95% of the time!" Miss that big lug!

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    2. And trees needs lots of CO2 to grow.

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    3. Also glossed over is that the leading producers of photosynthesis are aquatic vegetation (algae and seaweed).

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    4. TO, prior to settlement, most of the plains had no trees. The periodic grass fires killed them or kept them confined to wet areas along streams. During the depression shelter belts were planted to slow erosion. Rush was right.

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    5. Forget windmill farms and plant more trees. Trees don't kill birds, they're recyclable, and a good sized forest would probably remove enough CO2 to offset what a coal or natural gas power plant would generate. I'm probably oversimplifying...

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  5. Remember folks, none of this is about race, equality, fairness or decency. This is how communists/socialists take over a county. They divide by agitating hatred and intolerance, force submission by humiliation and ostracization and demand adherence with the threat of violence. They create fear of the ordinary and demand rejection of the normal. They are not intellects they are not even clever. They are violent and evil. You have three choices when evil is attacking you; submit, refuse to participate or war. Once they've started a war, everyone loses. Texas, Florida, Wyoming and Alaska are refusing to participate. More will join. When we retake the house and senate in 2022 demand Repubs "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules" as Alinsky would say. Break up Amazon, Facebook and Google. Just do it!! Just like we did with ATT. Define treason and enforce it. No politician should be allowed to f*%k a foreign spy and hold a seat on the Homeland Security Committee. WE are allowing our country to be turned into a joke. Anonymous commenting on blog is not revolutionary. Stop participating in any way you can. Each little refusal adds up until a state feels confident enough to refuse. Then more states...then more...

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    1. An actual practical suggestion: When some shrieking twit accosts you and demands you wear a mask, ask them in a loud voice, "Do you pay my rent? Well, do ya? Until you do, buzz off."

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    2. 800cynic, my snarky reply that I’ve yet the opportunity to use (mostly because “maskers” are cowards and despise “breathers” because we are not obedient) is this: “if you can pretend your mask protects you, you can pretend I’m wearing one.”

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  6. 2 - Rush Limbaugh coined the term drive-by media for a reason. The shoe fits.

    4 - what bravery.

    8 - I’m sure he was penniless when he first was elected.

    10 - 34% of the respondents are incompetent.

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  7. Item 2: "He wrote, "The video clip that horrified the world was heavily edited. We see Floyd, pinned to the ground by Chauvin, piteously crying ‘I can’t breathe.’ Conclusion? That he can’t breathe because Chauvin is pressing on his windpipe. But a look at the police bodycam footage shows that Floyd was complaining that he couldn’t breathe before he was restrained by the police. Why? Because, as the FBI’s interview with the local medical examiner on July 8, 2020 revealed, Floyd was suffering from pulmonary edema, i.e., his lungs were full of fluid. And why was that? Partly because of an underlying heart condition, partly because Floyd was full to the gills with fentanyl, a drug known to affect respiration and cause pulmonary edema."

    One more time: I don't know if the media is/are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dem Party, or if it's the other way round, but it's OBVIOUS that they are in CAHOOTS.

    Item 3: Not shot by cops...or it would have been in the write-up.

    Item 5: "But the big money is in Netflix deals. Ask the Obamas how that works.

    By the way, the lockdown has been very, very good for Netflix." I thought about it some years back, and decided Nooooooooooooooooooooo.

    Item 6: I live in the great Northwest. I see TREES, and trucks hauling logs on the roads, and little treelings being planted after the logging...

    Item 7: I refer to Meghan Markle as The Creature From The La Brea Tar Pits. (I'm soooooo BAD.)

    Item 9: "Maybe we should ship a crate of Olaf toys to Cuomo and calm him down." Those toys wouldn't sue him, or raise a ruckus.


    ITEM 15: Breitbart reported, "Pro sports lost an incredible amount of money last year, with each league losing revenue in every area from fan support to sponsorship." I cannot express my total lack of not being so bummmmmmmmed about this. OH! I guess I just did. Silly me.

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  8. Item 10 - I bet both of dirtbag Biden's dogs have been euthanized. Hopefully he will be next.

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  9. 1 - FWIW, Alaska makes excellent use of its general aviation assets (pilots and their aircraft) for things like this; other states don't.

    5 - Another trick is to use books to work around the laws that prohibit someone from using campaign funds for personal purposes - by having the "campaign" buy copies of books in bulk. Communist grifter bernie sanders (aka senator phoghorn (i - lunar orbit)) has been playing this game for years; in 2Q19, his campaign reported an "expense" of $450k to buy copies of his books; just do the math on even a standard 15% royalty rate and that's a nice little bonus to award yourself. (Having people buy your books in bulk is also another grift.)

    6 - Funny part about that complaint is that the greenies in so many places want to use wood as a primary fuel source since trees (as per Rush) are "renewable." Yet when it's actually done... well, that's bad too!

    10 - The ENTIRE ruling "elite" (sic) needs to be euthanized.

    14 - States have to basically refuse to recognize unconstitutional diktats from the DC junta. "Plain and ordinary meaning" of the Constitution is the highest law. Period. Just do it.

    15 - So, when kammy was a kidlet, did she pay a visit to spwing twaining? (Asking for a friend.)

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  10. Item 11: I have a brilliant solution to the border crisis. Ship them all to Fortress Pelosi in DC. They can be accommodated inside the barbed wire at no cost. At 3 pm every day, the children can go to the Speaker’s office and have all the high priced ice cream they want. The troops can go home and be replaced by MS-13 who will keep order and protect Nancy and all the other ladies of the Democrat part, at no cost of course.

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    1. It's occurred to me that they've actually built a prison and put themselves in it.

      All we have to do is have troops on the outside, monitoring INWARD rather than OUTWARD and it WILL be a prison.

      Hmm...

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  11. I still think the gummint should have named I-44 and the parts of I-55 and I-40 that replaced Rout 66 after the iconic highway that went from Chicago to LA.

    #7 It's a strange world when Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne are the voices of sanity. - GOC

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  12. Beyond the George Floyd incident police departments in many places DO have a problem. They're not wanting to hire PEACE OFFICERS who use discretion in their dealings with the public. No. They want LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. Automatons who do EXACTLY as their superiors direct without regard to judgment.

    Why?

    So that when the time comes to seize power (or merely retain a grip on it) these people will follow directives just like good little nazis.

    This trend should worry all of us.

    I got roared at the other day in Miami by this little wet behind the ears piss ant cop for being in the hotel lobby without a mask. My goal was to get a key extended and as I was talking to the receptionist this clown-with-a-badge started going off about trespassing and the like, telling me I needed to leave the hotel until I got a mask. I bit my tongue (because I was on company time) and walked off fully expecting to be accosted from behind as I made my way to the elevator.

    This is NOT the way my dad's generation treated people. There was zero cause for him to escalate to that level.

    It's an issue that you'll see more and more of. People not being trained to use judgment and discretion aren't being done a favor. But their superiors don't care because they aren't the ones who go on trial when it goes tango uniform.

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    1. ** Cue Edweenie and his ranting, "'Jeffrey. FUD. ROLCON." **

      Yawn.

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  13. "Meanwhile, the White House shipped his two German shepherds to Delaware because they kept biting people. I say keep the dogs and ship him back."


    They tried to save us when they tripped him before. Now they're biting him.

    "Good dogs. Good dogs."

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  14. "Fact check: It takes away a worker's right not to be forced into a union."

    Fact check of your fact check: It takes away a worker's right to not pay union dues. (You don't have to join the union but you have to pay dues any way.)

    Unions are campaign fundraising organizations for Demonrats. THAT is what this about.

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    1. As usual, you are lying, Jeffery.

      A lot of states are still closed shop, so you can't get a job unless you are in the union.

      Why must you always lie?

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    2. Well, then, what does this legislation have anything to do with that? In those states you had to be a member of the union to get certain jobs, and the same is true after this law goes into effect.

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  15. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: Too bad the Pfizer one is the one with the high body count.

    2: Tell me something I didn't know.

    6: Hear that, Jeffery?

    10: Add about 50 points and you may have an honest figure.

    PS Dogs are people, too. They can't stand Lefties and deviates.

    11: Wait till the lying dogfaced pony soldier hits the border.

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  16. 12: note that they don't say that teachers shouldn't be taking such vacations. They're just saying to do a better job hiding and lying about them.

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  17. Biden's dogs remind me of one of the greatest punchlines in screen comedy.

    Inspector Clouseau asks the inn clerk about a dog tethered in the lobby: "Does your dog bite?"
    Clerk: "No."
    Clouseau reaches to pet the dog and it snaps at him. "I thought your dog doesn't bite."
    Clerk: "That is not my dog."

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    1. I worked as a Rural Mail Carrier for decades. When a customer said: "It's okay, he/she won't bite you."
      My response was : "Does the dog have teeth?"
      "Yes."
      "Then your dog will bite."

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  18. ITEM 13:
    Bobby Scott is so far to the left of Stalin he even see Uncle Joe's mustache.

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  19. Item 1. "Oh, and he [Alaska gov] did it in the dead of winter."
    Otoh, it's easy to keep the vaccine at minus 70, you hardly need a cooler.

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  20. Item 6: As I recall, Sting was warning us about the impending destruction of the Brazilian rain forest forty years ago.
    For a rapacious reckless species intent on destroying our only home, we sure do seem to be taking our time about it.

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