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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Highlights of the News

Someone send a Waahmbulance to pick up Chief Justice John McCain Roberts. The other 8 justices gave him a wedgie over a First Amendment case.

ITEM 1: The Hill reported, "Chief Justice John Roberts, in a dramatic first solo dissent, said a Monday ruling by his fellow justices would radically expand the court’s power and threatened to turn judges into advice columnists.

"Roberts took aim at an 8-1 Supreme Court decision siding with a former Georgia Gwinnett College student who sued his school for $1 after it barred him in 2016 from discussing his faith on campus, violating his religious rights.

"In dissent, Roberts argued that the minor pittance sought by the student, Chike Uzuegbunam, was not substantial enough to sustain a federal lawsuit, especially since the plaintiff was no longer a student and his former school had lifted the offending speech code.

"Permitting the case to move forward, Roberts said, even though a legal victory would not change Uzuegbunam’s 'status or condition at all,' amounted to a 'radical expansion' of the judiciary."

The case actually had Supreme Court written all over it.

ABC reported, "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a former Georgia college student who sued his school after it prevented him from expressing religious views in a free-speech zone on campus.

"The 8-1 decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, said that Chike Uzuegbunam -- who was silenced by Georgia Gwinnett College officials even after he had obtained a permit to proselytize and handout religious literature -- can seek nominal damages despite the fact that the school ultimately changed course and Uzuegbunam subsequently graduated."

Free speech is just that.

8 justices decided to side with a student whom the college tried to silence.

If standing up for free speech makes you an advice columnist, please replace the chief justice with Ann Landers.

ITEM 2: Zero Hedge reported, "Europe recorded more than 1 million covid 19 cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal in a six-week decline. There are fears of new variants spreading around the continent. So it comes as no surprise that members of Royal Caribbean International's newest cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, recently tested positive for the virus, forcing the vessel to remain docked at Bremerhaven, Germany, reported NDR German news site. 

"Several German newspapers reported that two employees on the Odyssey of the Sea tested positive for the virus on March 3 and were confirmed on March 4 via PCR tests. The estimated 500 crew and workers have been quarantined on the ship."

Would the name of one of those employees happen to be Al B. Tross?

ITEM 3: The National Pulse reported, "Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her appointees have repeatedly met with and hosted leaders from a leading organization in the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front.

"The United Front functions as China’s premier influence and propaganda organization, raising flags with the U.S. government’s Economic and Security Review Commission.

"It seeks to 'co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party' and coerce American leaders 'to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies.' "

I wonder how much Bowser and her Band of Beggars collected from Red China at these meetings. Was the money laundered through relatives like in Biden's case? Or was the money laundered through a fake charity like Hillary's?

ITEM 4: The Sacramento Bee reported, "Leaders of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday they've collected 1.95 million signatures a little more than a week before the deadline, a number they believe will be more than enough to trigger a special recall election.

"County and state elections officials still need to verify that nearly 1.5 million are valid signatures from registered California voters before the recall can qualify for the ballot. But recall supporters said Sunday that they're confident they've collected enough.

"The most recent signature verification numbers from the Secretary of State's Office found that about 83% of the signatures counted by early February were valid. There's no guarantee that validity rate will hold for the remaining signatures, but if it does, proponents would reach the threshold needed to trigger a special recall election."

That 83% validity number should drop. No way Democrats are going to allow a recall, especially if they believe a recall will make Ric Grenell governor. They do not want a conservative to be the highest gay elected official in the land.

ITEM 5: The Associated Press reported, "Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials."


ITEM 6: The Washington Examiner reported, "The Wall Street Journal editorial board came out in favor of potentially revising Section 230 protections for social media companies after an op-ed it published was the subject of a “phony" fact-check, resulting in its reduced distribution on Facebook.

" 'We’ve been leery of proposals in Congress to modify Section 230 protections that shield internet platforms from liability,' the editors wrote. 'But social-media giants are increasingly adding phony fact checks and removing articles flagged by left-leaning users without explanation. In short, they are acting like publishers in vetting and stigmatizing the content of reputable publishers. The legal privileges that enable these companies to dominate public discourse need to be debated and perhaps revised.'

"The news comes after a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary argued that the United States could approach reaching herd immunity from covid 19 in April. But Facebook’s group of fact-checkers took issue with the story, calling it misleading while claiming Makary’s argument was unsubstantiated."

Well, well, well.

What do we have here? A bunch of six-figure editors finally figured out why you defend the free speech of QAnon and Alex Jones and Donald John Trump. Now the Wall Street Journal staff faces the censors. They don't like it. Boo hoo hoo.

ITEM 7: The Jerusalem Post reported, "Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has canceled his expected visit to Israel after it turned out he has not been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, N12 reported Friday.

"According to the channel, Bourla, as well as members of the delegation that was meant to accompany him during his visit, have not received the second dose of the vaccine."

If the cook won't eat in his own restaurant, why should you?

He said he did not take the second shot because he did not want to cut in line. He feared that would be bad publicity.

This publicity is soooooooo much better.

ITEM 8: Kane at Citizen Free Press reported, "Possible ‘early retirement’ for Mitch McConnell…"

The senator is 79. That's a late, late, late retirement.

Many Republican senators are retiring next year. Looks like they want to throw the midterm to the Democrats, just as Paul Ryan threw the House in 2018.

ITEM 9: The Washington Examiner reported, "It’s starting to look like a Trump will be on top of the 2024 presidential ticket even if former President Donald Trump doesn't challenge President Biden.

"That’s because Donald Trump Jr. has surged to the head of the GOP pack in a new survey of challengers in a race that is minus his father.

"Among GOP primary voters, Don Jr. has gone from sitting 10 points behind former Vice President Mike Pence in November to 6 points ahead, 21%-15%, in the McLaughlin & Associates survey."


Time for a little Name That Tune, Highlights Style.

Contestant 1: I can name the reason why that's a bad idea in 10 words.

Contestant 2: I can name the reason why that's a bad idea in 5 words.

Contestant 3: I can name the reason why that's a bad idea in one letter.

Game show host: OK, Contestant 3, name the reason why that's a bad idea.

Contestant 3: Dubya.

ITEM 10: Zero Hedge reported, "After bumbling through a public appearance last week - at one point mumbling 'What am I doing here?' while forgetting the names of key Democrats, the President of the United States on Monday couldn't remember the name of the Pentagon, or his own Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin -- who spoke minutes before Biden took the stage to offer remarks during International Women's Day."

His was not a senior moment.

He is living in a senior decade.

Deer caught in headlights show more animation.

ITEM 11: I was puzzled over the infatuation with Meghan Markle and the cuckold prince. Then I read Maureen Callahan's column in the New York Post, "Meghan Markle needs to out the racist royal."

Ah, that's it.

Everyone gets to feel superior to the House of Windsor because it is rayyyyycist.

It is rayyyyycist because it treated Markle as an outsider because -- brace yourself -- she is from outside the world of royalty.

Never mind that she is the daughter-in-law from hell. Never mind that Markle barred her own father from her wedding. Never mind that she has made many extreme demands that the royals have acquiesced to. The royals are rayyyyycist. Hate them and feel good about yourself.

Meanwhile, Democrats just appropriated $1.9 trillion to spend on their donors and supporters as they wish, and no one in the press is much interested in where the money is going.

ITEM 12: Red State reported, "Brian Stelter Appears Pants-Less on His Own Show, and It's More Than Just a Joke."

Who knew potatoes have legs?

ITEM 13: Joel Abbott reported, "The NBA has issued no statement on a Chinese court's ruling this month that homosexuality can be classified a psychological disorder, despite a professed commitment to human rights, social justice, and the LGBT platform in the United States.

"The league canceled its All-Star Game in North Carolina in 2017 after the state passed a law banning transgender individuals from using the restroom that did not correspond to their biological sex."

When you sign on with Red China, you sell your soul as well.

ITEM 14National Public Radio reported, "Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill postponed the start of Derek Chauvin's trial in the killing of George Floyd on Monday, after an appeals court ordered him to reconsider his original decision to dismiss a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer. The decision came as a pool of potential jurors waited to start the selection process.

"The delay comes as Chauvin's defense attorney, Eric Nelson, said he is finalizing an appeal asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the question of whether Cahill should consider reinstating the murder charge."

You have to settle on what the charges are before you hold a trial, even in a kangaroo court.

ITEM 15: The Post Millennial reported, "The incoming editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue is facing accusations of racism after old tweets of hers have resurfaced that expressed anti-Asian sentiments."

She apologized in November 2019 but the tweets keep popping up.

You can have a future in journalism, or you can have a Twitter account.

Your choice.

ITEM 16: Today's chuckle.

Fox reported, "The publisher of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book on leadership during the coronavirus pandemic said Monday it has paused active support of the title due to a federal investigation of his administration’s handling of the state’s nursing home crisis, according to a report.

"Cuomo has faced mounting calls to resign in recent weeks following revelations that New York significantly underreported the number of  covid19 deaths at nursing homes. Bipartisan criticism intensified after several former members of Cuomo’s administration accused the governor of sexual harassment.

"Sales of Cuomo’s book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic, have noticeably declined in recent weeks as scrutiny of the governor intensified."

Do tell.

ITEM 17: The Daily Wire reported, "The amorous French skunk Pepe Le Pew won’t be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel to Space Jam.

"The news comes shortly after a New York Times columnist claimed the animated skunk featured in Loony Tune cartoons 'perpetuates rape culture,' according to Deadline."

Ah, the power of the press. The Times held a cartoon skunk accountable. Will it ever get around to getting Obama for using the FBI to spy on political opponents? 

Oh, and there is no rape culture. It's a capital crime.

ITEM 18: The Intercept reported, "Not long after Judith Whitmer won her election on Saturday to become chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, she got an email from the party’s executive director, Alana Mounce. The message from Mounce began with a note of congratulations, before getting to her main point.

"She was quitting. So was every other employee. And so were all the consultants. And the staff would be taking severance checks with them, thank you very much.

"On March 6, a coalition of progressive candidates backed by the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America took over the leadership of the Nevada Democratic Party, sweeping all five party leadership positions in a contested election that evening. 

"Whitmer, who had been chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, was elected chair. The establishment had prepared for the loss, having recently moved $450,000 out of the party’s coffers and into the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s account. The DSCC will put the money toward the 2022 reelection bid of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a vulnerable first-term Democrat."

Pass the popcorn and enjoy the show.


  1. #5 CDC’s point isn’t to state the obvious. It is to declare that assembly is no longer a right but something granted by government. From now on you need permission to assemble and only those meeting the requirements of government will be allowed to assemble.

    This was the point of the entire covid lie.

    1. I am making a good salary from home $1200-$2500/week , which is amazing, under a year back I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

      Here is what I do……

  2. 8 - Kentucky’s governor is a democrat so if Cocaine Mitch retires he will be replaced by a real democrat, not one in sheep’s clothing.

    12 - Mr. Potato Head has legs. So I guess it makes sense that Stelter does. He is going insane. Right before our eyes.

    13 - next, the NBA will be opening offices in Iran.

  3. This morning’s Bible study chapter was 2 Corinthians 4 - quite apropos. Here’s verses 8-10:

    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

    Who can really know what the truth is any more? Well, if ya ask me, start with The Word and then have a little Special D as a side...

  4. When will women like Kamala Harris be canceled? You know, those women who conspired to willingly profit from and encourage sexual abuse by powerful men? Harris owes her entire career and ill-gotten compensation from taxpayers to providing sexual favors to a powerful political married man. Jill Biden was married when she began her affair with Rep Joe Biden - then a powerful politician in tiny Delaware.

    1. Sources on Jill story, please.



    4. Thanks TO and Eleanor, a lot of folks don't realize what a shrew she is.

  5. Item 12 - Pop N Fresh Tater never disappoints! Lol!

  6. Chief injustice Wahhberts is the kind of judge that'd let the killer go free because the murder had already happened before thd trial.
    Speaking of killers, isn't it nice how in a little over a month and a half, there have been around 40k reports of adverse reactions to the wu-flu vaccines including fatalities and not one word mentioned in mainstream lamestream?
    Finally, Swamp Turtle retiring? Don't bet on it. I've been getting emails from rnc (because I foolishly believed in them, once) asking for money to help his campaign. My reply? HA-HA-HA!

    1. As to the vaccine reactions and deaths, I am 76 yo and until I am told why the problems I won't take it. I have some medical problems and I sorta, kinda want to know how I may die taking the vaccine.

    2. LG: I had the same thought on Wahhberts. The murder? Please, happened in the past, now we're just acting like an advice column. Plus, you know, dying is just a kind of tax.

    3. Amr, a bit of a long video, but some good info.

  7. Item 8: The Decepticons know they're toast. They can't afford to lose to MAGA candidates. It would warp their fragile little egos.

    Trump has more impact on the Senate than these clowns but he must NOT pick more RINOs to replace them. His biggest failure is choosing personnel. He picks a lot of Brutus types to his and our detriment.

    1. You said it all. Perfectly stated. I agree.

  8. #9. Don Jr is tough capable and competent just like his father.
    As to Dubya, he was just like his dad as well, a critter from the swamp. Still head and shoulders above Al Bore err gore.

    1. The same poll put Pence ahead of DeSantis. Not exactly an informed group.

    2. #13. The chicoms got one right! I'm shocked. In addition homosex and transgenderism are an affront to GOD our creator.

    3. #18. The Communists taking control of the communist party and their enablers are not happy.
      Look for the same thing when the hard core Communists wrest control of the national party.
      Folks like Nasty Pelosi want to be good little communists. There are no good communists, only bad and worse.

  9. Meanwhile the Lady Liberty Act will amend INA 1965 and set the minimum threshold for refugee admissions to the USA at 125,000. That's a new Dallas, San Antonio, or San Diego every 8 years.

    Unsustainable. But that's the point.

  10. Item 2 DAmn what a bad place to be stuck, Bremerhaven, much rather be stuck in Nordenham, better bar.

  11. A Far Side cartoon once featured a polar bear and seven penguins on an ice floe. The bear was wearing a fake penguin beak disguise. One of the penguins stated "And now Edgar's gone . . . Something's going on around here."
    People complained that the cartoon was wrong to show penguins and polar bears together. Ignoring the use of English language by a penguin, a bear wearing a disguise, and other ridiculous features of the cartoon.
    The NY Times complaining about an amorous skunk that speaks in a French accented English, knows how to use human objects (locks a door, etc.) is like the would be biologists complaining about polar bears and penguins - you are missing the point that cartoons are fantasy and not to be taken seriously.
    Besides ignoring crimes by the Obama administrations, what about the rape, drug, and violence cultures of rap music - could wait a long time before that column makes an appearance.

    1. Mel Blanc based his Pepe Le Pew voice on Charles Boyer.

  12. Item 1: I have to say, Don, "She's DEAD, Jim". in my best "Bones" accent. (My resistance was zero, zip, nada.)

    Item 2: There's a cruise ship docked in my previous home town for the last 6 or so months.

    Item 5: I haff mein paperss off mein Vacccccoinationsss in mein pocket, Herr Offizier!

    Item 8: You can see, I trust, why I call the GOP the "GO Along To GET Along with the Dems" Party. Not one single piece of spinal column in the GOP.

    Item 11: That's why I refer to her as "The Creature From The La Brea Tar Pits".

    Item 13: The "NBA" is now the "CBA".

    Item 14: I gave up on NPR yearrrrsssss ago.

    Item 16: I am soooooooooooo not bummed for Cuomo.

    Item 17: "The news comes shortly after a New York Times columnist claimed the animated skunk featured in Loony Tune cartoons 'perpetuates rape culture,' according to Deadline." Why I despise, detest, and totally distrust the NYT! (The WaPoo, too...)

  13. ITEM 1 illuminates a lot of decisions by the Supreme Court over the many years that Roberts has served as Chief Justice. another reason to dislike W.

    1. Not Dubya's fault Roberts has no spine.

      Roberts' lack of character is between him and God.

      And the 9th circle of Hell.

  14. #2 PCR testing sounds a tiny bit extreme to me. Doesn't PCR still mean Pistol Czech Republic? Sounds like a German solution.

  15. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: Somebody noted Roberts' excuse that not hearing the election suits because the lying dogfaced pony soldier had been sworn in is like not investigating a murder because the victim is dead.

    5: 1000 fatalities thanks to the Fauci’s Follies vaccine. So the Euros are screwed, too.

    6: Welcome to the party, pal.

    7: "We're all in this together."

    This just keeps getting better.

    8: One presumes that was always part of the bargain.

    It will not save him from the 9th Circle of Hell.

    9: Believe it when you see it.

    13: homosexuality can be classified a psychological disorder

    Dr Freud smiles.

    17: Lucky Pepe.

    18: Any relation to the Ubersturmbannfuhrer of MI?

    1. No, Jeffrey, Donald Trump is not still our President. Mutter to yourself in the corner. The rest of us have a nation to save.

  16. Item 15: Having a Twitter account is not a binary choice between having a career or spewing every last hateful impulse you think at any moment of the day. It’s not that I’ve ever had an account or ever will; but it seems to me that one should be more circumspect with what one shares. I suppose self-knowledge, self-control, and other virtues are in short supply at this time, though.

    Oh, and don’t be a racist. There’s no reason to hate people over the color of their skin. It’s that simple.

    I don’t care if people judge me, hate me, disrespect me, or even oppress me because of my European ancestry. I am not responsible for other’s actions towards me or anyone else for that matter that damages their souls. I am, however, and must be responsible for my own thoughts and actions.

    It’s really that simple. Tend to your own garden.

  17. Item is anyone on the ship actually ill?

  18. Item 15 - Old Twitter posts. Twitter doesn't let you edit posts, but Facebook does. I found out you can edit a post, delete everything including the pictures, and put in new text and pictures. I did it because I cleaned up a post about treating a dog injury. I was thinking how a person could put up a post which would get a lot of likes and comments, then go back and make the post something completely different.

  19. 2. It was Ben Dover and Richard Hertz.

    4. Not just conservative but a Trump supporter.

  20. 1. Organized sedition against the "Robert's" court?

    6. 'parently they didn't understand the poem, "The Hangman." applied to them.

    8. Trump turned off the money.

    9. Dynasty.

    10. They'll throw a Weekend At Biden's for a year and a half so Kamaltow can serve 10 years.

    11. ...or where it came from.

    12. Mr. Potato Head knew.

    14. Why worry about the charges if you already know the it'll be a suspended sentence?


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