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Friday, April 09, 2021

Highlights of the News


"Friday on My Mind" should be the Australian national anthem to honor its native sons, the Easybeats.

ITEM 1: The Associated Press reported, "U.S. intelligence officials are painting a dark picture of the world’s future, writing in a report released Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic has deepened economic inequality, strained government resources and fanned nationalist sentiments."

And just what is wrong with nationalist sentiments?

Nationalism won World War II. Americans fought for Americans. Brits fought for Britain. Russians fought for Russians. We won.

Nationalism put a man on the moon.

Globalism gave us covid 19.

ITEM 2: Just the News reported, "When several Christian colleges sued to stop the Obama administration's proposed contraceptive mandate in 2013, their trade association briefly had their back.

"Forcing faith-based institutions to cover abortifacient drugs under the Affordable Care Act threatens 'the religious liberty of all people and the entire nation,' Edward Blews, then-president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, told the feds. When the final rule was released a few months later, however, the CCCU was reportedly silent. 

"Several years later, not only the CCCU but some of its highest profile members are staying quiet about another potential infringement of their religious liberty: California's required employer training on gender identity and sexuality.

"A student at Pepperdine University law school provided Just the News with the part-time employee training she was required to complete last month, as well as her communications with Pepperdine officials, including her dean."

"Alexandra Boutelle complained in particular about a video whose assertions on gender and sexuality could not be more contrary to the Bible and to Pepperdine's own statement on sexual relationships.

"The university, which is historically affiliated with the Churches of Christ, told her it didn't have any leeway to revise the training required by the state under Senate Bill 1343."

No man can serve two masters.

CCCU has chosen its master.

Spoiler alert: It isn't God.

ITEM 3: Zero Hedge reported, "Joe Biden promised to do it and he has finally delivered. Today, the cognitively declining President of the United States signed a number of Executive Orders allegedly designed to curb gun violence but actually designed to destroy the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights."

Gun control is Jim Crow legislation.

33 years ago, Cato Institute reported on the post-Civil War Era. It wrote, "White terrorist organizations attacked freedmen who stepped out of line, and the black codes ensured that the freedmen could not fight back. Blacks were, in the words of The Special Report of the AntiSlavery Conference of 1867, 'forbidden to own or bear firearms and thus . . . rendered defenseless against assaults' by whites.

"In response to the black codes, the Republican Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment, guaranteeing to all citizens, freedmen included, their national constitutional rights, especially the right to bear arms."

But after Reconstruction, white Democrats took over.

Cato said, "the South became the first region of the United States to institute gun control. During the Jim Crow era around 1900, when racial oppression was at its peak, several states enacted handgun registration and licensing laws. As one Florida judge explained, the laws were "passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers . . . [and] never intended to be applied to the white population.' "

Chairman Xiden and his fellow Democrats view us all as negros now.

I suppose that is equality.

ITEM 4: NPR reported, "The hand counting of votes will continue on Friday in a high-profile, high-stakes election that will determine whether Amazon workers in Alabama will form the company's first unionized warehouse in the U.S.

"At the end of Thursday, more than two-thirds of the tallied votes were against unionizing, with no votes outnumbering yes votes 1,100 to 463.

"A total of 3,215 ballots had been cast by Amazon workers on whether they wanted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. That's about 55% of all the workers at the warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., who were eligible to vote.

"Hundreds of ballots have been challenged mostly by Amazon, according to the union. That means they aren't included in the current tally, but may play a big role if the result is close enough for those ballots to sway the outcome. The legal process for the National Labor Relations Board to decide whether to count the contested ballots could take weeks."

Hmm.

The ballots to unionize a warehouse get more scrutiny than the 150 million ballots in the presidential election.

ITEM 5: The Washington Examiner reported, "President Joe Biden has caused confusion after predicting some commercial airplanes could fly at speeds of up to 21,000 miles per hour in the next 10 years, faster than the hypersonic weapons under development by the military."

Cool.

But how will the solar panels, which in 10 years will power all airplanes, stay on at those speeds?

ITEM 6: The Tennessean reported, "Tennessee is officially one of 19 states where permitless gun carry will be the law.

"Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit, an effort that was at the top of his legislative agenda for the year.

"The law takes effect July 1.

"In a statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, Lee thanked the Tennessee legislature and National Rifle Association for their work to pass the bill."

The story did not list the other 18 states.

ITEM 7: Power Line reported, "The Idaho House has overwhelmingly rejected the state’s proposed higher education budget because of concerns about the promotion by the state’s colleges and universities of a social justice agenda and the teaching of critical race theory. The vote was 13-57.

"The appropriations bill rejected by the House had cut $409,000 from Boise State University’s bottom line, shifting that funding to Lewis-Clark State College. The reason for the shift was that Boise State is seen as promoting social justice ideology and activities.

"But members of the House are also troubled by similar forms of wokeism at Lewis-Clark and the University of Idaho. And they didn’t view the Senate as going far enough to stop the rot."

Well, woke-tards, if you really believe in something, you must make sacrifices.

Maybe they can sell cookies or something to raise money.

ITEM 8: The Daily Signal reported, "Pennsylvania, one of the top battlegrounds of the 2020 election, has agreed to remove the names of about 21,000 dead people from voter registration rolls before the general elections this year. 

"The agreement was reached last week, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election-integrity watchdog group that first identified the names of 21,000 dead people who were still registered to vote a month before the 2020 election."

When my son died a year ago, the staff of Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood removed him from the registrar. It is called normal. It is what we pay these people to do. It should not take a court order to get them to get off their fannies and do their job.

ITEM 9: Mike Pence wrote, "Since my service as vice president concluded, I have taken the time to reflect on all that America achieved over the last four years, and I believe that posterity will recognize the Trump-Pence administration as one of the most transformative, and most consequential, in American history.

"In four short years, our administration proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the American Experiment in self-governance still works — when elected leaders’ decisions are guided by putting the interests of the American people first.

"Under our administration, we revived our economy, rebuilt our military, returned respect for the U.S. Constitution to our federal courts, and restored America’s standing on the world stage. We slashed unemployment to record lows, passed historic tax relief, raised working class wages, liberated millions of families from welfare, repealed a record number of job-killing regulations, and replaced colossal trade giveaways with fair and reciprocal trade deals that brought jobs and factories back home to America."

Never forget.

We made America great again.

On time and under budget.

ITEM 10: United Press International reported, "Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday a lawsuit against the federal government over the cruise industry shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Tens of thousands of Floridians depend on the cruise industry for their jobs, DeSantis said at a news conference at the Port of Miami, where he announced the lawsuit while flanked by cruise employees."

Democrats will need more than a 60 Minutes hatchet job to stop him.

ITEM 11: The New York Post reported, "Former Yankee David Wells on Thursday blasted Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of Georgia’s new GOP-led election reform bill.

"The two-time World Series champion pitcher told Fox News Radio that the move by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s has caused him to stop watching games."

Wells is one of the few Yankees I could not bring myself to despise. Maybe it is because he looks more like a softball player.

Anyway, he said, "I’ve had a lot of dealings with Rob Manfred back in my playing days, and I never liked the guy."

Good for him. He's not Manfred's man.

ITEM 12: NBC reported, "A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to help combat the recent rise in hate crimes across the country.

"The bill, called the No Hate Act, would streamline the national reporting systems used by law enforcement, train law enforcement on investigating hate crimes, create a hate crimes hotline, establish programs to rehabilitate offenders and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes."

What?

You have the right to hate. You can hate people for any reason you desire. You can hate their skin color, their sex, their religion, their clothing, their size, or anything you want.

Acting on that hate is another matter entirely. But we already have laws against violence, so what is the point of all this? National hotlines? Really?

How about we spend the money on prisons? The man who knocked out a Filipino woman who was walking home from Mass was on parole for killing his mother. The man who beat up the Asian bus driver had been arrested 33 times. He is only 26.

ITEM 13: Just the News reported, "The Democrat-controlled New York legislature has passed a budget deal that includes a $2.1 billion fund for illegal immigrants – including a one-time, $15,600 payment for those who lost their job during the pandemic.

"The billion-dollar fund is by far the biggest of its kind in the country and signals New York's shift toward policies championed by progressive Democrats, according to the New York Times. In comparison, California has a $75 million cash assistance proposal for illegal immigrants.

"New York lawmakers said the Excluded Workers Fund is intended to provide economic relief to workers who did not qualify for previous such measures.

"The fund is a part of a larger $212 billion budget deal upon which lawmakers agreed Tuesday." 

Make good use of the money.

When they come to collect, deport them.

ITEM 14: CBS reported, "New York City's ultra-high earners will soon have to pay a top marginal income tax rate of nearly 52%, the highest personal income tax hit in the U.S. That means — in theory, at least — that some of the city's wealthiest residents could end up giving more of their paychecks to federal, state and local governments than they keep for themselves."

Meh.

The rich in New York opposed President Trump and support Cuomo and that communist mayor. Let them fight this battle without me.

ITEM 15: WSAZ reported, "An amended bill aimed to repeal and replace West Virginia’s personal income tax was passed Wednesday evening by the West Virginia Senate and is now on its way back to the House.

"The Senate’s income tax bill was a rewrite of the original bill (House Bill 3300) that was passed in the House. This bill is intended to eliminate the state personal income tax and replace the revenue with a number of sales tax increases.

"The latest amendment rewrites the entire bill. It removes the food tax, lowers the sales tax increase and introduces a tax refund system for the state’s lowest earners. It also switches out a tax on recreational marijuana for tax increases on coal and gas."

Good for the legislators.

We tax things to punish people for smoking, drinking, gambling, and the like.

Why do we punish people for earning a living?

ITEM 16: WTRF reported, "The West Virginia Broadcasters Association (WVBA) has joined with local businesses and Chambers of Commerce to oppose the personal income tax bill proposed by state leaders.

"The WVBA says that West Virginia businesses and its citizens need to rebound and grow and that the West Virginia income tax bill will not allow that to happen."

The word repeal does not appear in the lengthy story.

And the story said, "This is the largest tax increase in the history of West Virginia!"

It will also be the largest tax decrease in the state's history. The real reason broadcasters dislike it is it will hit their wallets. The story said, "A tax on advertising hinders public access to news and information. 40 states have considered and rejected the idea."

Businesses don't pay taxes. They collect them. Most advertisers are out of state. I see ads for Red Robin restaurants and there are none in the state, so collecting taxes from Red Robin hurts exactly zero West Virginians. I am all in favor of West Virginia taxing people who don't live here.

80 comments:

  1. #14. Please don’t pass that bill. We have far too many NY license plates ( I give the bird to every one of them) coming to my coastal southern city.

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  2. Item 6:

    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Idaho
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    New Hampshire
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    South Dakota
    Vermont
    West Virginia
    Wyoming

    Utah, Tennessee, and Iowa go into effect this year

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    1. Good work.

      Texas is working on this, too.

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    2. Virginia is an open carry state.

      https://opencarry.org/state-info-t-z/virginia/

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  3. #15 First school choice now no state income tax? With the beautiful mountains and well armed population, West Virginia is now the Switzerland of North America.

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  4. STAY OUT OF ALMOST HEAVEN, LIBCOMMIES!!

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    1. We should amend the Constitution so people vote in the state of their birth.

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    2. Well, at least that way people would be voting in Mexico, China, Somalia. Lol

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    3. Jake, most of your invaders would be casting their ballots for Nusiance instead of messing with Texas politics. Mine would be cast in Mini scrotum where they love to disqualify absentee ballots from the military.

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    4. Down here in the RGV they vote straight Dim. Illegally. What percentage do so is beyond me though.

      I think it definitely tips the scale beyond the range of competitiveness. Republicans don't bother even running for most offices in the Valley.

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  5. 11 - Wells is not blinded by the light.

    13 - they are probably using their federal bail out money to pay the illegals. That means all of us are paying.

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  6. #12: Plus you really can't define hate in a reasonable way. The guy who punched the lady...if he has some mental instability, does he have hate? if he listened to a bad cultural leader who said it's good to smack little old Filipino ladies, does he have hate? Or is he following orders. It gets ridiculous real fast. As D said, we have laws against violence. Just follow them.

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    1. Nobody ever murdered someone out of love for them. Hate is the emotion closest to love. Love's opposite is indifference.

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    2. And what do donks know about hate crime? In all their enclaves they encourage crime. They LOVE crime like an Irishman loves alcohol.

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    3. As I think I said earlier, I gave up Dewar's for Lent. Had to make do with Johnnie Walker Black.

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  7. #11. Lengthy setup for a seriously bad pun. I love it!

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  8. Item 5: Silly rabbit, solar panels won’t power planes to fly at 21,000 mph. They’ll use wind turbines mounted on the planes. Just think of all the electricity that can be created by 21,000 mph winds. /s

    Item 12: “You have the right to hate. You can hate people for any reason you desire. You can hate their skin color, their sex, their religion, their clothing, their size, or anything you want.” And you can replace the word “hate” with “offend.” The First Amendment gives us that right.

    Item 15 & 16: “Why do we punish people for earning a living?” That’s exactly right. The whole point of moving from an “income” tax to a “consumption” tax is to encourage more income and less consumption. The difference between those is called “savings.” In addition, it broadens the tax base by taxing goods purchased by those who earn “under the table” income, folks who have retired and not currently earning an income (sorry, Don), and tourists (a big reason Florida has no income tax).

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    1. Retired folks pay “income” taxes. We pay taxes on monies received from social security (thanks to dementia joe for this double-tax) and on teacher’s retirement pension. Democrats never met a tax they didn’t love.

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    2. Retired folks pay “income” taxes. We pay taxes on monies received from social security (thanks to dementia joe for this double-tax) and on teacher’s retirement pension. Democrats never met a tax they didn’t love.

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  9. ITEM 9: Sorry, Judas. Too little too late. Enjoy retirement. You're done.

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  10. Item 5: Silly rabbit, solar panels won’t power planes to fly at 21,000 mph. They’ll use wind turbines mounted on the planes. Just think of all the electricity that can be created by 21,000 mph winds. /s

    Item 12: “You have the right to hate. You can hate people for any reason you desire. You can hate their skin color, their sex, their religion, their clothing, their size, or anything you want.” And you can replace the word “hate” with “offend.” The First Amendment gives us that right.

    Item 15 & 16: “Why do we punish people for earning a living?” That’s exactly right. The whole point of moving from an “income” tax to a “consumption” tax is to encourage more income and less consumption. The difference between those is called “savings.” In addition, it broadens the tax base by taxing goods purchased by those who earn “under the table” income, folks who have retired and not currently earning an income (sorry, Don), and tourists (a big reason Florida has no income tax).

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  11. Item 5: Silly rabbit, solar panels won’t power planes to fly at 21,000 mph. They’ll use wind turbines mounted on the planes. Just think of all the electricity that can be created by 21,000 mph winds. /s

    Item 12: “You have the right to hate. You can hate people for any reason you desire. You can hate their skin color, their sex, their religion, their clothing, their size, or anything you want.” And you can replace the word “hate” with “offend.” The First Amendment gives us that right.

    Item 15 & 16: “Why do we punish people for earning a living?” That’s exactly right. The whole point of moving from an “income” tax to a “consumption” tax is to encourage more income and less consumption. The difference between those is called “savings.” In addition, it broadens the tax base by taxing goods purchased by those who earn “under the table” income, folks who have retired and not currently earning an income (sorry, Don), and tourists (a big reason Florida has no income tax).

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  12. Item 5: Silly rabbit, solar panels won’t power planes to fly at 21,000 mph. They’ll use wind turbines mounted on the planes. Just think of all the electricity that can be created by 21,000 mph winds. /s

    Item 12: “You have the right to hate. You can hate people for any reason you desire. You can hate their skin color, their sex, their religion, their clothing, their size, or anything you want.” And you can replace the word “hate” with “offend.” The First Amendment gives us that right.

    Item 15 & 16: “Why do we punish people for earning a living?” That’s exactly right. The whole point of moving from an “income” tax to a “consumption” tax is to encourage more income and less consumption. The difference between those is called “savings.” In addition, it broadens the tax base by taxing goods purchased by those who earn “under the table” income, folks who have retired and not currently earning an income (sorry, Don), and tourists (a big reason Florida has no income tax).

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  13. Item 10: "Democrats will need more than a 60 Minutes hatchet job to stop him."

    DeSantis is the only true MAGA heir apparent. If Trump doesn't run in 2024 it's DeSantis or bust. The Establishment will split his support with [¡Noem! and] Turd Crudz in an attempt to sneak ¡Haley! over the finish line. Don't let that happen.

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    1. The federal government is a failed state. It barely matters whose butts are in the seats, especially in SCOTUS seats. Right now, there is a rubber stamp where the president used to be. Focus on getting your governor to invoke the 10th Amendment. Cherry picking issues, like gun control, etc. isn't good enough. States need to give DC the middle finger right now!

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    2. The problem is that the feds will take red state taxes and hand them to the blue states. Cutting off the money flow to DC is paramount. Money talks and I have no idea how to make that happen!

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  14. #13. And then fine them $15,600 for illegally being in the country.

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  16. 3, more litigation to go to the courts along with Trump's bump stick ban

    5, as a.o.c. would say, "no problem, they can just charge 'em at night, amiright?"😁

    6, Welcome to the club, Tenn.
    Sincerely,
    Iowa

    9, Et tu, Brute? We'll never forget how you backstabbed our President, either.

    11, my last fond memory of baseball was when A-Rod and Cal Ripken Jr swapped positions at the ASG so Cal could play SS one last time.

    13, I still think turning NYC into a prison aka Escape from NY, is the best use for those monies.

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  17. “ We tax things to punish people for smoking, drinking, gambling, and the like.”

    Sorry to bust your bubble, the government, at all levels, could not care less about all that, they want our money. As a matter of fact, government wants us to do more of all that, then tax is for doing it.

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    1. "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

      - Ronald Reagan on the Government's View of the Economy

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  18. Item 10 - Any members of the media standing on the Ron DeSantis highway will be road kill, just like CBS.

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    1. I love the guy. He's courageous and takes no guff, just like President Trump.

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    2. And being less bombastic he won't scare the snowflakes from voting for him.

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    3. That's a good point. Although the post-Wu Flu Trump was ever so slightly softened. He actually started having fun again.

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  19. ITEM 14: I gave up caring about tax increases on Nov. 4, 2020. I have up caring about a lot of the GOP-tropes that day as well.

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  20. I used to think the "experts" were just incompetent and should be ignored. I was wrong. They are utterly corrupt and must be discredited.

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    1. They already have. These, "Oh, yeah, me, too", comments are pure drivel, Jeffery.

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    2. Welcome to the Jeffrey Club, JW Moore, you're now number 18 on Special Ed's list as he wanders the countryside in search of his whale--and the prune juice that is NOT in Dr. Pepper despite his repeated insistence it is.

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  21. Do wah diddy Don! What kinda tunes have you got blastin' outa the speakers on your pony car as ya head to the local still to pick up some, ahem, covid cleanser (cough, cough)? Heck, "Friday on my mind" was my national anthem as a teenager in the 60s and, now that I'm no longer in my 60s, it serves to take me back to a time that no longer exists, sigh, and sadly never will. Methinks Prince Phillip picked the right moment to check out...pretty soon no one will be left who remembers the Great Depression and fought in WWII - just glad my old man is not around to see it. Meanwhile, rock on Don - incense & peppermints to ya!

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    1. Time passes. Current events become history.

      Incense & peppermints?????

      Even worse than the Easybeats.

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    2. ya had to be there, I guess. One hit wonders with goofy names (chocolate watchband, 13th floor elevators, strawberry alarm clock) and catchy tunes, where would we be without them?
      Moi...back in the day, I was kinda fonda the Electric Flag, Paul Butterfield, Earth Opera, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Al Kooper, et al, but "à chacun son goût" doncha know? In any event, rock on to whatever sounds good to ya

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    3. George Young (RIP) of the Easybeats co-wrote "Friday On My Mind" and was the older brother of Malcolm Young (RIP) and Angus Young of AC/DC fame. They were all born in Scotland and moved to Australia with their parents when they were children. George produced AC/DC's early albums.

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  22. #3: We are the Negros of the world.

    #9: You should have contested the Electoral College vote, Mikey.

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    1. Amen to that, Lyn5. Stick a fork in this weasel, he's done.

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  23. 'Morning...

    1 - As the famous question says, "Cui bono?" Basically it's the incompetent ruling class saying that we need to give even more power and wealth to the ruling class; they have a large apparatus (like the "intelligence (sic) community" (sic) through which they launder their lusts to make them seem like independent recommendations.

    3 - He also said that the Constitution is not absolute. Um, no, it IS absolute - that's why it's there and in writing. The Soviet Union had a darned fine constitution (banned capital punishment, guaranteed freedom of speech, the press, etc.)... but there was a clause tucked in the back that any part of the constitution could be suspended at any time and for any length of time if The Party (TM) deemed in necessary; The Party (TM) deemed suspension of all rights "necessary" from 1917 - 1991. That's what these jerks want - we have rights, but they can turn them on and off as they see fit.

    4 - I'm rooting for injuries...

    5 - As far as I'm aware, the only objects humans have ever made go that fast objects that are accelerated sufficiently to allow them to escape from Earth's gravitational field (Apollo missions, exoplanet probes, etc.). All our betters demonstrate on a regular basis is that they are both stupid and uneducated.

    12 - It's easier (and safer) for these weak weenies to prosecute thought crimes than violent crimes.

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  24. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    MASTHEAD: Easybeats were the worst of bubble gum.

    1: No sweat. Somebody is going to notice Joe and the Ho aren't wearing any clothes.

    3: Back in the 18th century, somebody tried that. We didn't like it.

    4: This time, it's Bezos' money at stake.

    9: Nobody cares what Pence says. The Whigs may love him, but nobody else.

    11: Nifty.

    12: Haters demanding no hate?

    15: Because, if you're on welfare, you do what they say.

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  25. Great work with this column. Especially appreciate the items on West Virginia. I know very little about West Virginia and defer entirely to Don’s opinions.

    New York is a disaster. I have family who lived there. So far, one has passed away this year. I hope and pray they get the out sooner rather than later.

    When I hear them tell me that where they live they have the best beaches, I know they are intoxicated with the kook-aide almost all born and bred NYers are forced feed like French Geese. It makes me sad.

    Yes, I get the sads.

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  26. Always loved "Friday On My Mind", which came out just about the time I graduated high school. I've done it at karaoke, along with its Elton John companion "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting".

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  27. #3 I testified at the MD legislature against the 2013 gun control law and brought up that the first gun control laws against citizens were by the Southern Democrats against blacks after the Civil War to make blacks defenseless against the KKK and other people with such racist views.  I noticed that the black legislators on the committee to a person were not even paying attention to my disclosure of that generally little known fact.  I supposedly had KKK members in my family and I wanted that deadly portion of racism to be broadcast as wide as possible.  The damn bill passed even with every sheriff being against it.  Our legislature has 2 or 3 times the number of Democrats as Republicans with a large portion of them being minorities.  The good citizens in the minority communities such as in Baltimore are, as are all citizens of MD, restricted in being able to purchase handguns, and so far permitting and expensive live fire safety training courses have been defeated for rifles and shotguns.

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  28. Re item #6 actually it's 19:
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Idaho
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    New Hampshire
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    South Dakota
    Utah
    Vermont
    West Virginia
    Wyoming

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  29. re item #15 ... why do you need a sales tax?

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  30. "He's not Manfred's man."

    (slow golf clap) :)

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  31. 4. I wonder if they will use dominion to count the votes?

    9. I think the biden regime will become recognized as the most transformative in history, not in a good way. By eo, biden has undone every accomplishment of the Trump administration. So, he proves we don't need a legislature so we could save a whole lot of money by closing the capital.

    10. I wish he did this last year. But, as they say "better late, than never."

    14. As long as the democrats control congress they will bail out states that enact stupid laws.

    16. WV is learning. A large portion Florida's sales tax revenue is paid by tourists enabling Florida to avoid an income tax.


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  32. Item 11: As with sex, there are no bad puns, just some puns are better than others.

    Item 12: Or how about we spend the money on mental institutions. Not just treatment, but in-residence, 24-hour a day institutions.
    It seems that many of the predators in our society are loonies needing 24-hour supervision in addition to medication, talk therapy, and psychiatric treatment.

    Item 15: Because that's where the money is.

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  33. Judas Pence was secretly working to lose his own election. Which he might do again given the chance.

    Hard pass.

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  34. #8 - Dad died in January. I'm in Oregon. We'll see if he gets a mail in ballot this year. Oregon is bad and ripe for fraud. Likely why we have been blue for a zillion years.

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