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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Highlights of the News

The New York Times accused Pepé Le Pew of approving of rape.

ITEM 1: Outkick the Coverage reported, "The NY Times, Which Once Said Pedophilia 'Not A Crime,' Sets Sights On Pepé Le Pew."

The story said, "Now that the New York Times has succeeded in joining other lamebrains in an effort to cancel a half dozen Dr. Seuss titles, it is moving on to its next quirky cartoon character.

"Beware, Pepé Le Pew, the Looney Tunes skunk whom aptly-named Times columnist Charles Blow has convicted of 'normalizing rape culture.' "

Le Pew tried to seduce a female cat he had mistaken for a skunk. Maybe if it were a kitten, the Times would be cool with it.

ITEM 2: The Washington Examiner reported, "Pharmacy giant Walgreens has closed its 10th store in the San Francisco area, prompting residents to blame rampant shoplifting caused by the city's soft-on-crime policies.

"The store is set to permanently shut its doors on March 17, and the move has drawn an online petition against the closure, which accrued over 200 signatures at the time of publishing. The closure is the third since mid-October 2020, and those living in the area reported brazen thefts at Walgreens pharmacies throughout their hometowns."

The story said, "Under California law, theft under $950 is considered a misdemeanor, but many prosecutors throughout the state have opted to free those charged with the offense under certain conditions rather than holding them in jail for the maximum sentence of six months."

Who benefits from store closings?


In politics, there is no such thing as a coincidence.

ITEM 3: RT reported, "Though the 18-year, $787 million US gender equality effort hasn’t so much as created a word in Afghan languages for the concept, a new report is likely to be used by Washington to justify keeping troops in Afghanistan forever.

" 'Support for gender equality: Lessons from the US experience in Afghanistan' was among the flurry of reports produced for the new administration and presented at the end of February by John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). 

"The 242-page volume goes over the entire history of US gender programs in Afghanistan, from the October 2001 invasion through the end of 2020, and describes many problems and shortcomings – but ends up concluding they should continue, along with the US presence there."

This isn't a war.

It's a boondoggle.

ITEM 4: Breitbart reported, "Several prominent Democrats expressed disappointment and frustration after several Democrats joined Republicans in the Senate in rejecting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

"While the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the $15 minimum wage hike could not be included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure, Sanders, as well as his far-left allies, attempted to pave a way to make the hike a reality.

"Seven Democrats, as well as an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, joined Republicans in rejecting the effort on Friday. Those include Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV),  Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tom Carper (D-DE),  and Angus King (I-ME)."

The robotic replacements for minimum wage earners are hardest hit.

ITEM 5: United Press International reported, "The New York State Senate on Friday voted to repeal the temporary emergency powers granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the beginning of the covid 19 pandemic.

"The chamber voted 40-20 along party lines to revoke Cuomo's authority to issue new orders. The measure allows existing directives to remain in place with legislative oversight."

Big deal.

The story also said, "Republicans voted against the measure, saying the legislation didn't go far enough to curtail Cuomo's powers since it allows him to extend and modify his existing orders."

The vote was a joke.

ITEM 6: The New York Post reported, "Gov. Andrew Cuomo had someone else take his mandatory workplace sexual harassment training course for him — then signed off on it as if he’d taken it himself, accuser Charlotte Bennett says in a bombshell new interview aired Friday night."

To be fair, the governor already was an expert on workplace sexual harassment and did not need training.

ITEM 7: Bloomberg reported, "President Joe Biden was to fire Sharon Gustafson, the Trump-appointed general counsel of the EEOC, at 5 p.m. Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

"The Biden administration demanded in a March 2 email that Gustafson, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s top litigator, resign, said two different sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.

"Gustafson refused, citing her term, which runs through 2023, according to a letter she sent Friday to the Biden administration."

The shoe is on the other foot and Democrats do not like it.

ITEM 8: Zero Hedge reported, "Whether working from home is a temporary fad or permanent remains to be seen, but for New York's office market, the vacant present is as ugly as it gets.

"According to a new report from Colliers, office rents in Manhattan are plunging as the glut of available office space has hit the highest on record going back 20 years. In a desperate scramble to lock in tenants, In February the average asking rent fell for an eighth straight month to $73.12 a square foot, the lowest since March 2018.

"And ensuring that prices will stay low for a long time, at the same time vacant space continues to pile up. The office availability rate rose for a ninth consecutive month to 15.5%, a record in data going back to 2000, the brokerage said; the amount of space listed by tenants for sublease jumped by 1.1 million square feet."

Work from home may be a fad, but work in Manhattan seems over because De Blasio turned the clock back 50 years with high crime and dirty streets.

ITEM 9: NBC reported, "A Florida police officer, who was working as a school resource officer, has been fired after he was caught on body camera footage using the N-word and later admitted to his superiors that it wasn't the first time."


Those are the rules now.

OK, FCC, it is time to shut down every rap music station in the country because of the use of the N-word.

In fact, the use of the word in rap songs is negating its sting. 

ITEM 10: The Daily Mail reported, "Work is due to start on the world's first 'space hotel' in low Earth orbit in 2025. It will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people.

"Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation, the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027, with the infrastructure built in orbit around the Earth.

"The space station will be a large circle and rotate to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level to the gravity found on the surface of the Moon."

Hopefully, Democrats will lift the covid restrictions by then so someone can actually visit it.

ITEM 11: The Daily Mail reported, "The world is facing a growing sand shortage, though, with less than 1,000 sand and gravel mines across the U.S., experts warn. 

"After water, sand is the world's most consumed raw material — used to make glass, concrete, asphalt and even silicon microchips."

Flashback to October 28, 2016, when the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported, "An environmental group filed a petition with federal regulators this week objecting to the Department of Natural Resources’ approval of an air permit for sand mining facilities in western Wisconsin because the group said the DNR’s analysis fell short of federal requirements.

"Midwest Environmental Advocates, an environmental law firm, asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject air permits for Superior Silica Sands, Fort Worth, Texas, because the state allowed the company to expand operations without evaluating the potential of emissions of ultrafine air particles.

"The air particles can cause respiratory and heart problems. MEA said the air permit approved by the Department of Natural Resources violates the federal Clean Air Act.

"The petition is the most recent action by the Madison-based group to highlight what it claims is a pattern of weak enforcement by the DNR on air and water pollution matters.

"Among others, MEA is representing the Ho-Chunk Nation, which has trust land in sand mining regions."

As Milton Friedman said, "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."

ITEM 12: The New York Post reported, "Cops were greeted by a four-foot live crocodile while conducting a drug bust at a waterfront home in California Tuesday, authorities said.

"Officers found the crocodile just before 6:30 p.m. during a search of 44-year-old Donny Askar’s home in Oxnard, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

"Heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine were also allegedly found in the residence."

A DEA agent asked Askar what the crocodile eats.

Askar said, "DEA agents."

(OK, I made that up.)

ITEM 13Reuters reported, "U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019."

That was the most for a February in 15 years, an indication that the worst is yet to come.

The real winners in the presidential election were MS-13 and those trafficking in human beings.

ITEM 14: Just the News reported, "Boomerang? Trump antagonists suddenly hit with scandals, political crises of their own."

The report cited Cuomo facing impeachment, Newsom facing recall, and the Lincoln Project facing ridicule for being funded by a perv. 

That ain't a boomerang, baby. That's Trumpenfreude.

ITEM 15: United Press International reported, "The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a lower court to reconsider reinstating third-degree murder charges for Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd.

"The court said Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill improperly refused prosecutors' motion to add the additional charge, citing precedence from an unrelated case in February.

"Cahill dropped the third-degree murder charge in October, saying the language of the law says the crime must involve danger to more than one person."

Sounds as if the appellate court has already decided the officer is guilty.

ITEM 16: The New York Times reported, "Amanda Gorman, who became a national sensation when she delivered a stirring poem at President Biden’s inauguration in January, said on Friday that a security guard had followed her home and told her she looked suspicious."

That never happened.

Her story does not pass the Smollett Test.

ITEM 17Reuters reported, "Democrats in the U.S. Senate said Friday they had resolved their differences over unemployment aid in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill, enabling them to move forward with the sweeping package after hours of delay."

Biden succeeded in doing something Donald Trump seldom was able to do: work out a compromise with Democrats.


  1. Item 4: Wow moron Angus King and New Hampshire's two idiot senators actually get that a Federal $15/hr minimum wage would destroy the small businesses in the poorer parts of our states. You can buy a house in northern Maine or NH for $30-50k, the cheapest you're going to find one in the southern parts of our states is $200,000. Especially with all the New Yawkas moving in.

    1. The minimum wage is ridiculous. It is nothing but a tax on small businesses. Hence dems favor. Nobody is forced to take a job here (unlike in China). Any thinking person taking a low-salary job will pocket the money but also seek a better-paying job. That's independence. That's a healthy system. Dems have no conception of such. Marxist fools.

    2. Doesn't the push for a $15/hour minimum fly in the face of Big Business' dream of hiring illegals at slave wages? What gives? Is this just virtue signaling by Democrats who plan to allow their string pullers kill it with some procedural maneuver? Does anyone else see this conflict?

    3. BTW, when I said it is a tax on small business, I was sort of joking about our fearless leader of the Supreme Court. A better description is that a mandated minimum wage is a forced redistribution of wealth. Again, Marxism.

    4. Illegals get paid gross, without withholding taxes, so the actual differences in take home pay are small. The real conflict comes with the plan to legalize the illegals. This means that these workers would now be able to rat on their bosses without fearing deportation.

  2. 7 - at least until 2024, the president will now be able to fire executive branch staff without criticism or implying that he is breaking the law.

    11 - Milton Friedman said a lot of brilliant things. If only politicians and their handlers listened to him.

    17 - the sweeping package should be swept into the trash

  3. Democrats joined Republicans in the Senate in rejecting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) effort

    Gee you said the far left had taken over. You said AOC and Ilhan Omar were taking over.

    Wrong again.


    1. I would normally point out that the issue was a Parlimentarian one but your comment is not worthy of a discussion. You’re just being an ass.

    2. Why would Anonymous waste its time reading and comment on a blog that it considers wrong? Seems like a stupid waste of its time. But, you never know what turns certain people on. I mean, look at sniffer Biden.

  4. Item 1: Correction to Mr. Amico: The NYT is not marching Right into the looney bin, but LEFT into it.

    Item 3: The DOD must be cleaned out, root and branch. It's for fighting wars, not pushing "gender equity" in foreign lands. The phrase, "Nuke 'em 'til they glow", comes to mind...

    Item 7: "The shoe is on the other foot and Democrats do not like it." I am SOOOOOOO not bummed for them.
    Item 14: Couldna happened to nicer guys, and we all know that "NICE", Dems AIN'T!

  5. God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.
    Otto von Bismarck

    1. I hope like hell he's right about that. Things are moving very quickly, so we should know what God has in store for us, at least in the short term. He sent Trump to expose the rotten core of the DC cartel. Now, let's see what we deplorables can do about that. We need to pick up the pace...a lot!

  6. Re: #1...We should've fought harder in the 50s & 60s against condemnation of the 'violence' of The 3 Stooges. Experts have only been emboldened in their hysterical reactions to humor & fun.

  7. 3 - I'll second the motion above that DoD needs to be ransacked and rebuilt - it's supposed to be a war-fighting institution, not a woke campus whinery. Assuming the election fraud machine can be defanged, the next real President (be it PDJT 2.0 or someone else) needs to really go in hard and break a lot of glass and get rid of masses of placeholders - in other words, treat it like the equivalent of the corporate turnaround that it needs to be.

    (n.b. - And to add to the trouble, the AF leadership is now saying that the F-35 is unsuitable for a variety of reasons. I could rattle on about the mess that is the F-35 (mismanaged from the outset) but won't for now - other than to note that a complete housecleaning is needed.)

    4 - Hmm, destroy the education system and then try to cover it up by mandating that unqualified people must be overpaid It's time to close the public schools in three years, and let the funds going to non-governmental people who know how to get things done. (See comments above about doing real turnarounds and breaking a lot of glass.)

    1. Ever read a letter home written by a Civil War soldier? Talk about revealing. It provides all the proof we need to claim the one-room school house education these soldiers received was far superior to what government propaganda houses are churning out today. Reading, writing and 'rithmetic... Students today say, "What's that?"

    2. There are entire books of them. A good one (if you can find a copy, it was published in 1992) is "Hard Marching Every Day" which is the collected letters of Wilbur Fisk.

      Many soldiers (particularly those from the more-literate North) wrote letters to their local newspapers and thus served as de facto war correspondents for small-town newspapers; Fisk did this for his local paper, and thus they ended up in the town archives of Tunbridge, Vermont - and were thus found, organized, and published.

      Back then, the national literacy rate was 90+%, and 95+% in most of New England; today, with all the flushing of funds into "education," it's 80% or less nationally.

      "Public education" (sic) is a disgrace that needs to be smashed up entirely and replaced.

    3. Snowgander, it's worse than a disgrace. A "disgrace" implies incompetence - stupid people in charge. What we have today is carefully planned and directed by the anti-American Bolsheviks at the top. It all started in the 60sm, when drug-addled hippies decided to become teachers. Easy job, decent pay, great vacations and social acceptance. Now, these empty-headed dopes are running "education" coast to coast, with most of the nation's defenseless children required by law to attend.

  8. Item 16. Trying to extend her 15 minutes

  9. 2. Weaning off of Amazon. Go to Amazon site. Look up product. Find product. Go VFR direct to manufacturer or other retail site to buy.

    Amazon did their job of serving customers very well. For a while. Now they are just proving "Power corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely."

    3. "Foreign Aid" is money laundering for "Domestic Aid" to the politically well connected. Follow the money.

    4. The "Fight For 15" movement is funded by the robotics industry.

    Change My Mind.

    8. New York City gets what it voted for, gooder and harder.

    10. Considering how hard it is to make ships that don't sink and airplanes that don't crash, I'm going to wait to visit this place until maybe my next lifetime. When the pressurization fails, will they recover the bodies or just turn the place into a tomb?

    17. Bidet did nothing. Some member of the ruling Politburo may have. Or it's just the Democrats tripping over their own four hundred something feet.

    1. 221 * 2 = 442.

      I see you're being a little more honest in your sock puppets.

    2. Shut up, Jeffrey. Nobody. Cares. What. You. Think.

      J in Stl. just ignore Edweenie. He's a mental case.

  10. #3 "It's a boondoggle."

    It's also a convenient opium pipeline.

  11. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: Pepe just liked girls. Any Girls.

    I can see how that would wrinkle the Gray Lady's bustle.

    2: In Freudian psychiatry, too.

    3: The Afghans aren't about to be cancelled.

    7: Trump shoulda done the same.

    8: Not a fad if your work can't be done from home.

    Welders come to mind.

    10: I hope Capt Sisko and the crew don't have to get anal swabs.

    14: More like justice.

    15: In the California Gold Rush, they said they needed no law until the lawyers came.

    Of course, they did, on occasion, need the Committee of Vigilance.

    1. 15: your comment reminds me of the great Mark Knopfler:

      Then came the lawyers, then came the rules

    2. No, Jeffrey, Trump is not our President. If you doubt that take a look at the crap your left wing pals are jamming down our throats.


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  13. Item 4: Thank you to the Senator's who saved my 17 year olds' job.

  14. #2. Liberals whining about a pharmacy desert in 1..2..3.. - GOC

  15. #1 Give me a break!
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  16. Item 13:
    Maybe Texas Governor Abbott could take over the border barrier build (and build it better?). Seems that easements/rights-of-way have already been obtained and a lot of materiel is already staged. To help finance it, he should be able to impose a fee on remittances going south of the border.

    And as far as illegal aliens testing positive for the Chinese Lung Rot and hopping on buses, could he maybe arrange for them to be sent to DC, Wilmington Delaware, or Chappaqua NY?

  17. Item 2: Dallas County here in Texas is pulling the same stunt.

  18. Item 3: Operation Useless Dirt

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  20. If a cartoon skunk turned you into a rapist then you are the one with the problem, not me.

    If a plastic potato toy turned you into some kind of monster then maybe it's time to get your damned head examined.

  21. Charles Blow's Twitter feed is a fun read.

    Anonymous57 @Anonymo89629435
    Replying to @corbden @OutlawGoomba and @CharlesMBlow
    Show me how many people were raped and the guy said, "well the skunk did it, so I figured I could too" I want exact numbers.
    11:58AM March 6, 2021

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