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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Highlights of the News

Jim Crow is a busy, busy man keeping black people from driving, boarding an airplane, getting married, etc.

But any law a Democrat dislikes now is Jim Crow. Never mind that Jim Crow kept the Democrats in power in the South for a century. Democrats have forgiven themselves.

ITEM 1: The New York Times alleged, "Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation.

"If recent trends there are any indication, the rest of the country may be in trouble.

"The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida has been steadily rising, though hospitalizations and deaths are still down. Over the past week, the state has averaged nearly 5,000 cases per day, an increase of 8% from its average two weeks earlier."


After a year of lying, their jaws never tire.

The Times is located in the epicenter of Covid USA. The response by New Jersey and New York were the absolute worst in the nation.

Florida's rates are below the national average.

Live Free or Die.

ITEM 2: The Hollywood Reporter reported, "Fox News Hires Lara Trump."

Brian Stelter of CNN tweeted, "Fox is now directly paying the Trump family — specifically Lara Trump."

CNN gives the brother of Democrat governor of New York an hour of prime time 5 nights a week.

ITEM 3: Meanwhile, over at CNN, the gay mayor circled back on that mileage tax.

TAPPER: “You said also that a mileage tax showed 'a lot of promise' as a way to help pay for the plan. That tax would charge people for how many miles they drive. Is that under consideration?"

BUTTIGIEG: "No, that’s not part of the conversation about this infrastructure bill, so just want to make sure that’s really clear, but you will be hearing a lot more details in the coming days about how we envision being able to fund this. And again, these are carefully thought through responsible ideas that ultimately are going to be a win for the economy and need to be compared to the unaffordable cost of the status quo."

TAPPER: "Okay, so something of a backtrack on that."

Something of a backtrack?

It is John Kerry being for the bill until he voted against it.

ITEM 4: Via Red State, two doctors at Boston Review are calling for medical reparations by not treating white people. Antiracist means racist against white. Reparations means payback, bitch. Never mind that the last slave died 50 years ago.

ITEM 5: Vice reported, "A Scientist Taught AI to Generate Pickup Lines. The Results are Chaotic."

The lines include:
You have a lovely face. Can I put it on an air freshener? I want to keep your smell close to me always.
Wait, this beanie hat, is it fashionable?
You look like Jesus if he were a butler in a Russian mansion.
The problem is you have a fellow who couldn't pick up a woman with a forklift programming the robot.

Our species is doomed to extinction.

ITEM 6: NBC reported, "A married New York woman said Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her by her face, gave her unwanted kisses and appeared to come on to her in front of her son while touring flood damage on her property in 2017.

"Sherry Vill said she was introduced to Cuomo, in her Greece, New York, home where he leaned over and kissed her cheeks in a 'highly sexual manner.'

" 'He said that’s what Italians do — kiss both cheeks,' Vill told reporters in an online news conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred.

"Vill said she was shocked by Cuomo’s actions. 'I am Italian. In my family, family members kiss. Strangers do not kiss,' Vill said."

The robots had better pickup lines.

He's as smooth as burlap.

ITEM 7: The New York Post reported, "He fatally shot an NYPD cop execution-style decades ago in a Queens bar — and now Richard Rivera is helping reform police in upstate New York as part of a state-mandated plan launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"The cop-killer — who murdered off-duty officer and dad-of-four Robert Walsh in 1981 — sits on a panel for Ithaca and Tompkins County as part of its “Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative.’’

"The advisory group was formed after Cuomo ordered municipalities to submit police-reform plans to the state by April 1 following George Floyd’s death."

So Cuomo is letting a man who executed a police officer dictate the policies of the police.

ITEM 8: The Verge reported, "Nike has sued internet collective MSCHF for selling 'unauthorized Satan Shoes' in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X. The shoe company says MSCHF infringed on its trademarks by selling limited-edition custom Nikes that were allegedly modified with a drop of human blood. Since the Satan Shoes (as they are officially called) were announced last week, Nike claims they’ve harmed its reputation, 'including among consumers who believe that Nike is endorsing Satanism.' It’s asking for the shoes to be destroyed and for MSCHF to pay financial damages."

How do you damage the reputation of a company that uses slave labor in Red China to make its product?

ITEM 9: The New York Times headline said, "Biden Pushes Mask Mandate as C.D.C. Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom.’ "

The New York Post headsline said, "Psaki: Biden, Harris fly private, don’t need to follow CDC travel suggestions."

I did not include this because of the hypocrisy. Hypocrisy in Washington is like saltwater in the sea; it is expected.

No, the two headlines show which is a newspaper and which is a broadsheet fit only for parrots to poop on.

ITEM 10: The American Conservative reported, "Does anyone doubt that the death of Mohammed Anwar would be national news if his alleged killers were white? How disgusting our media are. It’s all Narrative, all the time. It’s so often about managing the story instead of telling the truth and letting people make up their own minds. It’s about manufacturing consent for this wholesale neo-racist renovation of American society to fit woke standards."

The narrative is to make white people second-class citizens.

And it is suicidal.

ITEM 11: Breitbart reported, "Two teenagers who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal assault of a 13-year-old at a California school have been sentenced to probation.

"The 14-year-old boys were released to their parents’ custody after serving 47 days in juvenile hall, ordered to serve 150 hours of community service each, undergo therapy, and participate in a character-building program, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger Luebs ruled Friday.

"The victim, Diego Stolz, 13, was beaten to death on September 16, 2019, at Landmark Middle School.

"Diego was punched in the head from behind and then fell and hit his head on a pillar in the schoolyard, KTLA reported. The boys then continued to punch Diego. He died from head trauma nine days after the incident."

Life is cheap in Soviet states.

ITEM 12: Just the News reported, "A Washington Post reporter is publicly criticizing her employer for keeping her from reporting on sexual assault stories, after she alleged she was a victim of such an attack.

"The breaking news reporter, Felicia Sonmez, recently posted 16 tweets in which she criticized the newspaper for not allowing her to cover stories related to sexual assault and accusing the paper of not supporting victims.

" 'The reason I've repeatedly been given by senior editors is that they are worried about the appearance of a conflict of interest if they allow me to write on sexual assault,' Sonmez tweeted."

Holy guacamole. She might actually slant her reports to make sexual assault seem like a bad thing.

Her protest worked. Late last night, the newspaper sheepishly reported, "Washington Post reverses prohibition on reporter from writing about sexual assault."

ITEM 13: United Press International reported, "Quickly spreading wildfires in South Dakota on Monday forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents near Rapid City and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

"Strong wind gusts of up to 60 mph fanned the Schroeder Road fire to within a few miles of the western edge of Rapid City, prompting the evacuations of up to 500 homes, state fire officials officials said. No injuries were reported.

"The blaze began Monday morning on private property and quickly spread into a residential subdivision, incident commander Rob Powell told reporters at an afternoon news conference."

ITEM 14: CNBC reported, "The U.S. is facing impending doom as daily Covid-19 cases begin to rebound once again, threatening to send more people to the hospital even as vaccinations accelerate nationwide, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday."

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky made a teary-eyed emotional plea.

That's a tell.

It tells you the facts don't back her up. She said there are 63,239 new covid-19 cases every day.

Times 365, that's 23 million new cases a year.

We have had 30 million cases in the past year.

The crisis is subsiding. Like Katherine Hepburn in a movie with Spencer Tracy, she resorts to tears to get her way.

ITEM 15: Zero Hedge reported, "In an important US-China development addressing the question of what's next in the still burning and spiraling relations amid the trade war, over the weekend President Biden's new US Trade Representative Katherine Tai told The Wall Street Journal the administration is not ready to lift Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods."

Like President Emeritus Trump's border policy, this one works. Unlike the border policy, this one may stay on. 

ITEM 16: CBC reported, "Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending provinces pause the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on those under the age of 55 because of safety concerns — guidance most provinces said today that they would follow.

"The change comes following reports out of Europe of very rare instances of blood clots in some immunized patients — notably among younger women.

"But 300,000 of these shots have been administered in Canada already, with no reports of blood clots here, officials said. The blood clotting problem also has not been reported in people who have received mRNA vaccines like the Pfizer and Moderna products."

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (as well as the Johnson and Johnson one) were developed under President Emeritus Trump's Operation Warp Speed.

AstraZeneca-Oxford was not.

I still put more faith in America than I do Britain and Europe because we can still pull off a miracle or two now and then.

FINALLY, you are old if you remember the joke that goes with the punchline, "Cow 54, where are you?"

Bonus points if you know what Idlewild is. (Knowing it from Goodfellas doesn't count.)


  1. Tooty and Muldoon. NYC airport.

  2. Item#4 - Schadenfreude for Nike. And too late on destroying them...they sold out in an hour. Serves them right for dissing Betsy Ross.

    1. Nike is actually one company who went woke and made it work. But their tenuous relationship with the NBA and China means they are walking a tightrope. Easy to fall.

  3. 5:
    60 years ago, Americans put a man on the moon with slide rules and a computer with less calculating power than a casio watch. Now, people are so thin skinned, they can't see a Dr. Seuss book or a cartoon skunk without getting bent out of shape.
    ....and you're saying we're doomed to extinction because of this story ?!

    9 & 14:
    Speaking of impending doom, if these hucksters and charlatans are so concerned about new spikes, they'd be closing the border and keep the infecteds out, wouldn't they.
    Guess it ain't just the groping governor that wants to kill your grandmother, anymore.

  4. #1. South Dakota baby.
    #5. Thanks to modern education we have college educated women dumb enough to go for them.

  5. I need a hit of Alex, Big D...

    I want to imagine with what new features despotism could be produced in the world: I see an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revolve on themselves without repose, procuring the small and vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls … Above these an immense tutelary power is elevated, which alone takes charge of assuring their enjoyments and watching over their fate. It is absolute, detailed, regular, far-seeing, and mild. It would resemble paternal power if, like that, it had for its object to prepare men for manhood; but on the contrary, it seeks only to keep them fixed irrevocably in childhood; it likes citizens to enjoy themselves provided that they think only of enjoying themselves. It willingly works for their happiness; but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of that; it provides for their security, foresees and secures their needs, facilitates their pleasures, conducts their principal affairs, directs their industry, regulates their estates, divides their inheritances; can it not take away from them entirely the trouble of thinking and the pain of living?

  6. The Democratic Party is a relic of the Jim Crow era. It must be eliminated!

  7. The parrot looked down at the cage liner and chuckled, "That's redundant"!

  8. The parrot looked down at the cage liner and chuckled, "That's redundant"!

  9. Nice list of things for which you need an ID, but it left two important ones out. You need an ID to buy alcohol or tobacco. But, apparently, in addition to not driving, black people neither smoke nor drink alcohol.

    1. I wonder what would happen if cops pulled over every black because the Dems said blacks can't get any photo ID which would include drivers licenses. Driving while black would have a whole different meaning. /sarc

  10. #3 -- Butt-gig was a failure as mayor of South Bend, IN, and always will be. He's a token.

  11. 6 - Fredo’s dumber brother now has a chance to win in court and the court of puckic opinion. Gloria Allred is representing a “victim”.

    7 - proving he’s Fredo’s dumber brother. Geez.

    13 - hmmmm. A maskless state. Must be Covid related.
    And I am praying for rain did them. Not a good or fun situation.


  12. Valid IDs: NAILED IT, you have, Mr. Surber!

    ITEM 1: The Times (NYC) AIN'T achanging...

    Item 5: Those AI guys found these lines at the dump.

    ITEM 7: "The New York Post reported, "He fatally shot an NYPD cop execution-style decades ago in a Queens bar — and now Richard Rivera is helping reform police in upstate New York as part of a state-mandated plan launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo."
    And, I presume, Cuomo let him OUT???? New Yorkers are NUTS.

    Item 9: Mr. Surber wrote, "
    No, the two headlines show which is a newspaper and which is a broadsheet fit only for parrots to poop on." Me, I'd say its only fit for vultures to poop on.

    Item 12: You can see here WHY I call the WaPoo the WaPoo; it WaPoops.

    FINALLY: I'm old, but I don't recall the Cow 54 joke. I do know what Idlewild is (or was). AH! NOW it's JFK.

    1. Idlewild is an amusement park in the Pennsylvania woods, near Johnstown, and is renowned for its Wild Mouse, a wooden roller coaster that is almost certain to cause chronic injuries to the neck and spinal column owing to its sudden and violent changes of direction. Quaffing of at least 12 beers is recommended as a prerequisite. Trust me on this.

    2. There was a Wild Mouse Rollercoaster at Playland in Ocean City MD in the 70's - 80's that sounds VERY similar

  13. ITEM 5 - At this stage in my life, I identify with Maurice Chevalier when he sang:

    No more confusion,
    No morning after surprise,
    No self-delusion
    That when you're telling those lies,
    She isn't wise.
    And even if love comes through the door,
    The kind that goes on forevermore,
    "Forevermore" is shorter than before.
    Oh, I'm so glad that I'm not young anymore.

  14. Item 1: So Florida is having a “case-demic.” So what? It’s not a “hospitalization-demic,” or a “death-demic” — just a “case-demic.” COVID tests are designed to have a high rate of false-positives, to further the Democrat/media panic narrative.

    Item 3: Gasoline-powered cars already pay a “mileage tax.” The more miles they drive, the more gasoline they use, and therefore the more state and federal tax they pay. If they want to impose a “mileage tax,” it should be only on electric and natural gas—powered cars. There is currently no “mileage” tax on electricity and CNG, as there is on gasoline.

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    2. Positivity rates are actually beginning to rise in a number of places as we ride the roller coaster to the bottom and work to get a few bumps up as we bottom out.

      Hospitals appear to be fine. SO no need to worry - though I am sure our public health officials will. (love the edit function here!)

    3. Tax tires. All cars use them.

  15. 'Morning, all...

    3 - Keep in mind that in the blue enclaves people either have very short commutes or use non-personal-vehicle transport; the pain from his (old-but-never-goes-away) proposal will fall on more rural areas where people have longer commutes and use power equipment. In other words, it will damage enemies of the junta, and is therefore "good."

    4 - During discussions of "single-payer" and what-not in recent years, the extension from the obvious problem that would result from increasing demand and suppressing supply (rationing) seemed always to be based on assumptions (by our side) that the rationing would be unethical-but-practical - i.e., things like "death panels" to determine who is a poor use of resources. I was always alarmed that it wouldn't be much of a stretch to instead apply rationing based on ideological grounds - and how could "progressives" resist that temptation? Answer now is that - they can't, and they won't.

    10 - Is it suicidal, or opportunistic? Answer to that is "Yes." I'm surprised how many old codgers are still fogging around in the self-induced haze into which they put themselves back in the 1960s. The basic notion of these never-grew-up nihilists is that the whole world must be destroyed and burned down, since obviously from the ashes will rise the new-and-truly-deserving ruling class - THEM. This is the same cr*ppy idea that has been circulating ever since then (see "Occupy Wall Street"). So it's suicidal destruction of, by, and for morons who think it's progress and don't realize that it's suicide...

    11 - String them up. Seriously. Garbage like that needs killin' (as they apparently say in Texas).

    13 - Don't forget the later California Angels version - "Tanana and Ryan, and three days of cryin'"...

    1. #4 "Our approach is corrective" LOL A simple two wrongs surely will make a right. If the so-called "preferencing white people" is (true, and it ain't), then a proper corrective would be to stop that. As usual, this sort of thing reminds me of the "progressives" seeking to reduce disparities (another of their greasy words). In meetings of government employee health care jerks, I would always wait for them to suggest, "let's just make white people sicker". that would work.

  16. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    4: You mean this happened in Baaston?

    6: Gloria Allred's still hounding men?

    7: Well, you always say the Demos are in league with the crooks.

    9: ‘Impending Doom’ is Democrat for, "We can't let them gather together. They'll all realize everybody's mad at us".

    Jig's up, guys.

    11: Cheaper in Democrat states.

    14 We keep hearing that. It's replacing "for the chil'run".

    15: No Emeritus. He's still President. You don't retire by having your job stolen.

    16: AZ is still more of a vaccine than the others, which are gene therapy.

    PS Did you know we had twice as many vaccine deaths last year as we've had for the last decade?

    1. And none of the "vaccines" have been thoroughly tested. I don't want to be a lab rat for anyone of them.

  17. #14 Cut her some slack. That que card was meant for climate change. She got them mixed up.

  18. #10 How 'bout all white people go on strike for a week, or so. Would that help clarify things?

  19. #11 "The victim, Diego Stolz, 13, was beaten to death on September 16, 2019, at Landmark Middle School."

    Where was the overpaid California teacher/staff member that should have been supervising school property?

    #15 "Like President Emeritus Trump's border policy, this one works. Unlike the border policy, this one may stay on."

    If Biden stays in office the next 6 months, this policy likely won't. Biden's cozy with the Commies regardless of how things appear.

  20. Is everyone enjoying the Democrat chaos?

    Obama's Turd Touch continues its third term.

  21. The democrats don’t need to forgive themselves for Jim Crow laws. They passed that egregious sin onto Republicans decades ago.

    Democrats learned this trick from Adam who, after committing a sin, blamed “the woman You gave me.”

    Deflection didn’t work for Adam.

    All democrats have is to deflect blame for their sins on Republicans. This lie sticks as almost all media and academia support this canard.

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  24. #4 - pretty sure that would be a violation of the Hippocratic oath.
    #14 - overblown hysteria and completely irresponsible. Even if cases are going up, so what? I've read there is a surge in younger people. Are they mild, medium, severe? Hospitalized? No reason to be talking about "impending doom" at this point as we have FAR MORE understanding of the virus and how to treat it than a year ago.

  25. This makes me sick.

    Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays
    Do you feel comfortable knowing the news business will make a fortune if they can generate some major rioting after the Floyd verdict?

    In my book, The Dilbert Future, from the mid-nineties, I predicted the news business would start killing people to generate news. It's here.

  26. 14. I wish we had sane, intelligent adults running the government.

    1. Jim, I do, too, but government service does not attract sane, intelligent adults. Sane, intelligent adults know what a mind-numbing cesspool it is.

  27. I remember CAR 54 where are you? The cow one not at all..

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