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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Highlights of the News

For $120 a night, you and a loved one can stay at the Holiday Inn in San Antonio.

ITEM 1: The Biden administration is paying $392.50 a night per illegal alien to house them along the border.

That works out to $785 per night with double occupancy.

Andrew R. Arthur wrote, "Axios reported that the Biden administration has entered into a six-month contract worth $86 million to house 1,200 migrant family members near the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona. That works out to $71,666.67 per migrant, paid by your tax dollars, meaning that you are now a co-conspirator to one of the largest smuggling schemes in history.

"Keep in mind, as the outlet notes, that $86 million is just the beginning, as the contract ('through Endeavors, a Texas-based nonprofit' — I would hate to see the tab if they were in it for the money) 'could be extended and expanded.' "

Endeavors is a longtime non-profit begun in 1977 to provide supportive services for veterans. It sounds legit.

This contract doesn't.

ITEM 2: Trending Politics reported, "The National Rifle Association just issued a tweet claiming that the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has declared in a case that there is no inherent right to carry a concealed weapon listed in the Constitution.

" 'The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit just ruled that THERE IS NO RIGHT TO CARRY – either openly or concealed in public. This ruling impacts RTC laws in AK, HI, CA, AZ, OR, WA, & MT. This was not an NRA case but we are exploring all options to rectify this,' the tweet noted.

"Details are scarce at this time, but the ruling comes as Democrats use their thin majorities in the House and Senate to push new gun control legislation and the Biden regime is reportedly considering executive actions on guns in the wake of two recent mass shootings."

The Ninth Circuit just shredded the Second Amendment. Depending on the Roberts Court to restore it is like relying on that Nigerian prince to wire you $10 million.

ITEM 3: The Daily Mail reported, "Could dimming the sun help to cool the Earth? Bill Gates wants to spray millions of tons of chalk into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight and slow global warming — but critics fear it could be disastrous."

Money is power.

Power corrupts.

Your sanity is the first to be corrupted.

ITEM 4: Al Jazeera reported, "The United States Senate has confirmed Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health, making her the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation."

His handling of covid in Pennsylvania led that state to the 12th highest covid death rate in the nation.

Competence no longer matters. Only biography does.

To its credit, Al Jazeera reported, "During her confirmation hearing, Republican Senator Rand Paul had confronted Levine about hormone treatment and puberty blockers for transgender children.

" 'Do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?' Paul asked.

"Levine replied that transgender medicine 'is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care.' "

You cannot drink until you are 21, but you can decide at 12 to undergo dangerous hormone treatment and surgery. Our society belongs on suicide watch.

ITEM 5: Salon reported, "Former Yale psychiatrist says she was fired after Alan Dershowitz complained about anti-Trump tweets."

The story said, "A formerly Yale-affiliated faculty member says she was unjustly sacked after attorney Alan Dershowitz complained about her tweet that claimed Trump supporters were suffering from a 'shared psychosis.' 

"Dr. Brandy Lee, a former faculty member in the School of Medicine and Yale Law School, filed a complaint on Monday alleging 'unlawful termination' which she says was 'due to her exercise of free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.' "

She has free speech but he doesn't?

By the way, he taught at Harvard, not Yale. Since when did Yale care what Harvard thought?

ITEM 6: Just the News reported, "The U.S. Government Accountability Office says that the smuggling of firearms from the U.S. into Mexico constitutes a threat to national security, noting that gunrunning benefits the illicit drug trade and has been connected with organized crime."

The story did not mention that ATF ran the guns to Mexico under Chairman Obama.


Senators Grassley and Cruz are working on a bill to combat gun smuggling.

Why not just disband the ATF?

ITEM 7: The Western Journal reported, "Senate Dem Comes Out Against His Own Party's Gun Control Push."

Sure he did.

The story began, "The frantic Democratic drive to jam gun control legislation through Congress is meeting resistance in the substantial form of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia."

If all that stands between you and gun confiscation is Joe Manchin, be prepared to give up your guns.

ITEM 8: The National Pulse reported, "President Biden’s State Department website deleted a page dedicated to chronicling the Chinese Communist Party’s abuses against Uyghurs."

To know who controls you, look to whom you cannot criticize.

ITEM 9: Vice reported, "Venus Flytraps Have Magnetic Fields Like the Human Brain."


Anyone who ever watched WKRP In Cincinnati already knew that.

ITEM 10NBC reported, "Kamala Harris and Bill Clinton touting girls’ empowerment together is a bad joke."

The column said, "Donald Trump’s sexual misbehavior was a boon to Democrats, as the GOP lost the confidence of women of all ages and hemorrhaged female voters. Many of those same Democrats spent four years rallying around the #MeToo hashtag so sexual predators would be punished and women would be treated with equality and respect. Now that a new day has dawned in Washington, what are female Democratic heavyweights — including the vice president herself — going to do?

"Sometimes an idea is so tone-deaf you wonder — like someone in the Twitterverse did Wednesday — how the news didn’t come from The Onion.

"Why can’t the Democratic Party quit Bill Clinton? He’s a political millstone around its neck. If the party is going to be truly welcoming to women, and benefit from their energy and leadership, it’s got to let him go."

Yes, it was an opinion piece by some vague super-feminist.

But when was the last time NBC ran a piece by a Christian woman who opposes feminism?

The headline was a nice nod to Kamala Harris's career getting a six-figure liftoff by sleeping with Willie Brown, the California Democrat kingmaker. The column did not go into that.

ITEM 11: NBC reported, "Women's soccer stars join Bidens to promote closing wage gap on 'Equal Pay Day.' "

Equal pay has been the law of the land for nearly 60 years.

The claim that pay is not equal is either a lie or proof that no law will change it.

By the way, a team of boys under 15 beat the women's Olympics soccer champions.

ITEM 12: The National Pulse reported, "All 10 Boulder Colorado Victims Were White. It’s Time To End Anti-White Race Hate."

Absolutely.

ITEM 13: ​The value of holding those convictions rises accordingly.

ITEM 14: United Press International reported, "Pfizer announced Tuesday it's beginning a U.S.-based early-stage study of an oral antiviral drug to treat COVID-19.

"The antiviral candidate, called PF-07321332, is what's known as a protease inhibitor and could be prescribed to patients showing the first signs of a COVID-19 infection. The pharmaceutical company said the antiviral clinical candidate might be able to address future coronavirus threats, as well."

I told you I wanted to wait for the sugar cube.

But that mean wife who won't let me buy a Bentley is making me get a vaccine on Saturday.

ITEM 15: Fox reported, "Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted that the Biden administration’s immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.

"President Biden reversed several Trump-era immigration measures, loosening restrictions for asylum claimants and ending a policy that required migrants to remain in Mexico while making their case to enter the United States. Lopez Obrador said the changes prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border."

Mexico should have paid for the wall when it had a chance.

It could always build its own wall, like the partial one it has on its southern border.

72 comments:

  1. Item 5. She was fired because she broke the APA Ethics Code/Guidelines when she made her anti Trump comments.

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    1. Levine is mentally ill. It should not be in government. It should be in a mental institution receiving treatment for being a nutjob.

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    2. On the nose!
      To lie to yourself and say you're a girl and mutilate your body is nothing less than mental illness.
      The insidious nature of of it is that it requires the rest of us to admit he's a girl and thus validate that lie.

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    3. Levine looks like Henry Kissinger in drag.

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  2. $485 a night for illegal aliens to stay in a $120 per night hotel. Brought to you by the same government that pays $500 for a wrench.


    It's graft.

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    2. Couldn't get Tom Bodett to leave the light on for ya, Joe?

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    3. LG, it's burnt out. Still brighter than Joe though.

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    4. Lol. Whatever happened to $19 Motel 6 rooms?

      Oh, yeah. I remember now. It's that inflation they tell us doesn't exist.

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    5. If there's a middle man in there somewhere, then you know it's just another taxpayer-funded money laundering scheme. The Bolsheviks who run Austin are buying motels at hugely inflated prices to house the homeless. Isn't that cute?

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    6. This is from the same government that paid $600 for a toilet seat. Talk about a royal flush!

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    7. We make it up in volume.

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    8. It's "the reverends." If you saw The Wire on cable, you may remember how "the reverends" were very interested in dipping their beaks.
      The nonprofit subcontracting the housing was an outgrowth of several churches in San Antonio banding together to help people.
      From the costs it sounds like their banding together yielded bandits.

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  3. 1 - the administrative costs must be huge. The corruption huger.

    3 - my first thoughts as well. He is insane.

    10 - oh the irony!! Cackle. Cackle.

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  4. #5 It's Bandy Lee. No r.
    I can only speculate as to why.

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  5. Item 6: Why not just disband the ATF?

    Reagan was about to and the NRA objected. They needed a villain so fundraise off of not thinking they would become the threat they are now.

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    1. Not BS. It's a well-known screwup by the NRA. Reagan was set to abolish the ATF and the NRA lobbied against it, ultimately saving the agency.

      Do some research before reacting in kneejerk fashion to things that don't fit your view of things. We must deal with the world as it is not as we wish it were.

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    2. "In 1981, the Reagan administration announced that the ATF would be disbanded, its firearms-enforcement activities curtailed and transferred to other agencies. With no constituency among the public and virtually friendless on Capitol Hill, the ATF appeared doomed. Bizarrely enough, it was rescued at the 11th hour by the NRA after the organization discovered that firearms enforcement would be shifted to the Secret Service. Clearly, it was far better to have a cowed ATF to kick around than to risk crossing swords with the well-respected lawmen who protect the president."

      That's how our enemies at VPC phrase it, but they get the major points right. The NRA screwed up thinking this agency would remain toothless. It didn't. The Janet Reno-authorized, utterly senseless, totally unnecessary assault on Koresh near Waco showed anyone who doubts it.

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    3. Is this the same Secret Service that stepped aside and allowed Kennedy to get shot in the head? Asking for a friend. I assume (and hope) Trump has his own security to protect him from the Secret Service.

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    4. A Russian told me and swore it was the truth.

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    5. Kennedy's kill shot was the inept Secret Service agent who mishandled the AR (M-16) in the car behind the POTUS...and props to Mr. Jake for the research and contribution. zb

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  6. Item #1
    San Fran paid $6.1M for 262 tents for their homeless. That works out to about $62k per tent. It’s just more million man math.

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  7. #14 So you're getting your shot on Saturday. Be prepared to feel sick the next day. And whatever your reaction to the first shot, expect twice as bad for the second. YMMV but that's been the case amongst almost all of us at my work who have been poked.

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    1. Getting my second Moderna shot on Friday. First was a non event.

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    2. Big D, the modified RNA is going to seep - SEEP, I tell you! - into your DNA and implant a tiny microchip of C4, and then Samuel L. Jackson will have the power to blow you and Lou to smithereens whenever he wants. Don’t do it, brother...

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    3. My 83 year old mother had both the Moderna shots already with no problem other than a sore arm the next day!!

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    4. #14 - Wait, Wait, Wait. The vaccines do not prevent anything and they "might" lower your symptoms, when and if you get the virus. Just because some people are not having much of a reaction to the vaccine now, doesn't mean they will not cause problems down the road. I don't trust any of them at this juncture.

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  8. When liberals begin eating other liberals the comedy hour has begun...

    Establishment media’s takeover by this strange brand of academic identity politics might grow even more powerful, if that’s even possible, but dissenters will find a place to sell alternative opinion; there’s a market. What there might not be much of a market for anymore is, well, you -- college educated, urban, upwardly striving if not economically improving, woke, ironic, and selling that wokeness and that irony as your only product.

    Because you flooded the market. Everyone in your entire industry is selling the exact same thing, tired sarcastic jokes and bleating righteousness about injustices they don’t suffer under themselves, and it’s not good in basic economic terms if you’re selling the same thing as everyone else.

    You add that on to structural problems within your business model and your utter subservience to a Silicon Valley that increasingly hates you, well…. I get why you’re mad. And I get that you don’t like me. But I’m not what you’re mad about. Not really.
    In the span of a decade or so, essentially all professional media not explicitly branded as conservative has been taken over by a school of politics that emerged from humanities departments at elite universities and began colonizing the college educated through social media. Those politics are obscure, they are confusing, they are socially and culturally extreme, they are expressed in a bizarre vocabulary, they are deeply alienating to many, and they are very unpopular by any definition. The vast majority of the country is not woke, including the vast majority of women and people of color. How could it possibly be healthy for the entire media industry to be captured by any single niche political movement, let alone one that nobody likes? Why does no one in media seem willing to have an honest, uncomfortable conversation about the near-total takeover of their industry by a fringe ideology?

    And the bizarre assumption of almost everyone in media seems to have been that they could adopt this brand of extreme niche politics, in mass, as an industry, and treat those politics as a crusade that trumps every other journalistic value, with no professional or economic consequences. They seem to have thought that Americans were just going to swallow it; they seem to have thought they could paint most of the country as vicious bigots and that their audiences would just come along for the ride. They haven’t.

    Life in the “content” industry already sucks. A small handful of people make bank while the vast majority hustle relentlessly just to hold on to the meager pay they already receive. There are staff writers at big-name publications who produce thousands of words every week and who make less than $40,000 a year for their trouble. There are permanent employees of highly prestigious newspapers and magazines who don’t receive health insurance. Venues close all the time. Mourning another huge round of layoffs is a regular bonding experience for people in the industry. Writers have to constantly job hop just to try and grind out an extra $1,500 a year, making their whole lives permanent job interviews where they can’t risk offending their potential bosses and peers.

    So it's clearly time to enjoy this show!

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    1. Finally, a Nonny who talks some sense! Good post, man.

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    2. Great post.
      I've been following the disaster that Disney has made for itself even movie s made for their Chinese masters are crashing in China. The attempts at woke are failing. Crashing. Down at the stern. Smoking hole in the dry lakebed.
      I take heart in this.
      Also I talked to a family friend who has spent a lot of time in China as an exchange english teacher.
      She is confident the
      Chicos are going down
      sooner

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    3. Sneezed and posted ok:
      "Chicoms are going down sooner than later .

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    4. Hahaha! Those springtime allergies are hell, Sir Doug...

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    5. As an aside, I find it amusing that all these types whine that our society is totally focused on money. If only.

      We now have high-status, low-paying professions (like journalism) and high-paying, low-status professions (like engineering).

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    6. Really, Snow?? journalism is high status? They've killed theirselves.

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  9. Item 9: Wow! WKRP brings back memories. They should make a new series, based in San Francisco, with an updated theme song (sung to the same tune):

    Baby, if you’ve ever wondered...
    Wondered whatever became of me,
    I’m livin’ on the street in San Francisco,
    And on the street is where I poop and pee.

    Got kinda tired of workin’ for a living,
    Those left-coast libs give me all I need.
    And gettin’ clean and sober isn’t meant to be,
    I spend my days smoking crack and weed.

    I am livin’ on the street in San Francisco.

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    1. Excellent Randy!!

      Tires of workin’ for a living. Now they are woken’ for a living.

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    2. "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!"

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    San Fran paid $6.1M for 262 tents for their homeless. That works out to about $62k per tent. It’s just more million man math.

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  11. #9 back in the days of youre when even libs had sense of humor.

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  12. 14: Praying you don't get a reaction to the gene splicing, Don. Aleady lost Rush, hate to lose you, too.

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    1. Nearly lost my second brother. Genetic tinkering is not a wise move.

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    2. The RNA used in the vaccine is mRNA .the it is site specific. The covid protein. On the virus itself. I got the phizer jab. No effect.
      Well, sore arm. All vaccines can have side effects. The use of mRNA is nothing new. this is the use of it in Vaccines is new. Your genetic code is not modified it is how your body perceives the virus
      That is going to create the antibodies.
      Not trying to pick a fight. I studied the background on this and
      am satisfied. BTW Trump's "Operation Warp Speed." Worked if it hadn't the Dems wouldn't be taking credit..

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    3. I got both Pfizer shots at the VA. No reaction that slowed me down.

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  13. #15. If the wall on Mexico's southern border was any good, we wouldn't have a problem. President Trump should have assisted Mexico by making it formidable. That would have made things easier for us today.

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  14. #10 - Kammy can’t get enough of the Willies - first Willie Brown, now Slick Willie!! Heels up!!

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  15. WKRP in Cincinnati, a top 3 all time sitcom.

    "God as my witness, I thought turkey's could fly"

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    1. That line always brings a smile to my face.

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    2. Greatest bit in sitcom history!

      OMG they're turkeys!!!

      My father was GSM at WBAL Radio in Baltimore for 30 years and dressed just like Herb Tarlick. That show was must see TV for our house. Loin Anderson didn't hurt our eyes either

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    3. Loin Anderson? Maybe that unemployed Yale prof can hire on to do some analysis of you for that one? :-) :-)

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  16. 12) It goes beyond who was killed. The suspect in the Boulder King Soopers shooting was identified Tuesday as a 21-year-old Arvada man whose only previous charge was for a third-degree assault that a 2018 affidavit says occurred in 2017. The Boulder Police Department (BPD) on Tuesday named the suspect as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, born April 17, 1999. In Colorado:  Assault in the third degree is a class 1 misdemeanor and is an extraordinary risk crime that is subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1.3-501 (3). (that means the sentence can be up to two years in the county – not state prison – jail) Colorado Cases Interpreting the Statutory Law.
    Federal law provides for the loss of 2nd Amendment rights for being convicted of a crime that could cause one to be sentenced for over a year.  Another issue to lose 2nd Amendment rights is violent mental problems.  This shooter had both and the CO theater shooter and VA Tech had violent mental problems.  The Boulder shooter should not have been able to legally purchase any firearm. 
    What good are more laws when the present laws are ignored by state and local governments thus allowing in some cases mass shootings.  Unfortunately the media has been ignoring this existing federal law lack of enforcement problem for over a decade.

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    1. That flexibility helps the feds when they want to set up a false flag event. There seems to be a pattern with this, such as whenever the congress critters start talking "gun control". If they can inspire a known lunatic to shoot up a schoolhouse, the public will become more receptive to giving up their 2nd amendment rights.

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    2. Time to re-establish mental institutions. It's not unusual, after incidents like this one, to hear that the shooter's family, friends, neighbors, teachers, employers to sense (or know) that boy ain't right.
      Same goes for drugged up or disturbed street people.
      What we spend on them now could go toward residential facilities.

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  17. Item 5: I can't imagine why she would be fired for that. Yale SURELY hates Trump as much as the Dems do! So why, WHY, would it fire her? Who's hiding the REAL story?????

    Item 9: I miss "WKRP In Cincinnati". And I KNOW there's no magnetism in my brain because no magnets will stick to my head.



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  18. 'Morning all. Big severe weather outbreak on tap today in MS and AL.

    2 - I'll be a broken record again but why not. The best way to fight back against this blatant assault on the Constitution is for governors (and those at other levels - county, municipal, etc) to simply refuse to allow this nonsense to happen. The Constitution involves plain-and-ordinary meaning (nice attorney phrase to use) and if the courts won't acknowledge that, then to h*ll with them.

    3 - Back during the 1970s cooling scare, there were proposals to spread soot on the polar ice caps to warm things up (seriously, this was proposed). Since the warming scare is cr*p, you have to worry that some of these ninnies will attempt a "remediation" that will actually cause an ice age; probably not (puny man vs. solar insolation is not a fair fight), but worth thinking about.

    5 - Someone else mentioned this above, but she was indeed censured professionally (by the APA) for violating the "Goldwater rule" and that was enough to get her sacked by Yale. Turnabout is fair play.

    10 - Yeah, that's a howler - and the Bee has her holding a similar event with Harvey Weinstein. I'll say it again - among other things, the D party has become a grooming gang for powerful men... and like giggles, there is a large supply of women whose egos wrote checks that their actual abilities can't cash, and who will do anything to try to redress that. Ask a lib - do you want your daughter to do what giggles did?

    11 - Look at the bright side - when ideologies try to legitimize themselves via sports, it's usually a sign of ideological bankruptcy.

    13 - The cost of NOT holding them is worse. Skanderbeg rides again...

    15 - As Prof. Reynolds notes this morning, putting giggles in charge of the border smells like a setup - everyone knows that she's incompetent, so when she screws that up it will provide the excuse to push her aside too. One still wonders who the real anointed one is behind the scenes... we can speculate, but we may learn a bit more soon...

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    1. Lots of heavy rain this morning. Threat level 5 of 5 for us this afternoon.

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    2. Yes, the morning map from the SPC is VERY impressive.

      https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

      CAPE and Lifted Index will probably be nuts this afternoon...

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    3. I saw that on the national NOAA Site stay safe you two. Have friends in Arkansas, they have had a wild ride too.

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  19. #11. It won't be long until all of the women on the soccer team will be replaced by transgenders. Then they will be able to beat a team composed of 15 year old boys. Ah, the irony. - GOC

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  20. ITEM 10 - As sorely tempted as I may be, I will make no jokes about oral presentations at this gathering.

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  21. #5 wonder what Brandy thinks of Biden, seems rather quiet about that.
    #2. Notice how they did not even bother to make up some phony logic like the privacy clause, they just out and out said that the Constitution did not say what it says. Alice in Wonderland.
    #7 Notice how the headline is that a Dem did not follow the rules?? It wasn't about the guns it was that someone had wandered off the plantation.
    Enjoyed the WRRP referance. Its nice to smile after all this stuff

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  22. Item 5: It had nothing to do with free speech. She was sacked for repeated violations of the APA's Goldwater Rule, which states it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures whom they have not examined in person, and from whom they have not obtained consent to discuss their mental health in public statements.

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  23. Item 11: I seem to recall seeing an article that showed, by some metric that was either number of minutes or number of games played, the women soccer players made considerably more than the men per unit.

    And like you said, Don, they still got beaten by a team of 15-year-old boys.

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  24. #9 Bailey was way cuter than Jennifer.

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