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Friday, April 16, 2021

Highlights of the News

Back off, Godzilla Breath. It's Friday.

ITEM 1: BBC reported, "A sheepdog given up to the RSPCA when she lost her hearing and was unable to work on a farm, has been taught a form of sign language enabling her to 'get back to the job she loved.'

"Peggy, a collie, was adopted in 2018 by a member of the charity's staff, whose husband is a shepherd in Norfolk.

"Together they began the long process of teaching her how to herd using hand signals rather than voice commands.

"Peggy, 10, is now working part-time with the couple's other two dogs."

She does not hear them, but she can still herd them.

ITEM 2: The New York Post reported, "Russian President Vladimir Putin took advantage of the Biden administration’s decision to abandon plans to send two destroyers to the Black Sea by closing off the Kerch Strait, connecting Crimea to Russia, to foreign warships until next fall.

"The action comes as Russia warned the US on Tuesday to stay away from the area 'for their own good' after the Biden administration said it was going to send two destroyers — the USS Roosevelt and the USS Donald Cook — to the Black Sea in response to Moscow’s increasing military presence near Ukraine.

"Putin will close the Kerch Strait beginning next week until October, blocking foreign warships that are conducting military exercises, including the US, the Ukraine foreign ministry said Thursday.

"The US and its allies slapped sanctions on Putin for illegally annexing Crimea in 2014."

Those sanctions failed.

I say we take Putin's advice and stay the heck out. This is a battle between Moscow's oligarchs and Kiev's.

ITEM 3Fox reported, "Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe announced on Hannity that he plans to sue CNN for defamation.

O'Keefe said, "Ana Cabrera is the host that lied about us and said that we were taken down for, she mentioned misinformation, that’s just simply not so. 

"Actual malice is the standard in the United States, we believe we can win against CNN so ... I’m announcing on your show, I’m going to sue CNN for defamation."

Stay tuned.

Just not to CNN.

Twitter banned James O'Keefe of Project Veritas for telling the truth about CNN. That violates Twitter's community standards which are neither standards nor set by the community.

O'Keefe responded by announcing he will sue Twitter as well.

ITEM 4: The New York Post reported, "An Australian TV host has come under fire for an on-air tirade in which she said Meghan Markle should “just shut up.”

"Edwina Bartholemew, 37, a presenter on 7 News’ breakfast show Sunrise, let rip while reporting on claims that the Duchess of Sussex was staying away from Prince Philip’s funeral to avoid being 'the center of attention.'

" 'I’ve reserved judgment about those two for quite some time, but if that is true, it just makes me so angry,' Bartholemew said of Markle and her royal husband, Prince Harry."

Once again, a presenter has an opinion lefties dislike, so she must be punished.

ITEM 5: The Daily Wire reported, "The federal government won the right to take immediate possession of private land along the United States-Mexico border in order to continue construction of the border wall — and it does not appear the Biden administration is giving it back to landowners.

" 'The federal government can take immediate possession of a Texas family’s land along the US-Mexico border after a years-long court battle, a federal judge has ruled — a move at odds with President Joe Biden’s pledge to halt wall construction,' CNN reported Wednesday. 'Tuesday’s ruling from Judge Micaela Alvarez of the Texas Southern District Court was a blow to the Cavazos family, who for years have been fighting to keep the land that’s been passed down for generations.' "

A racist Democrat president seized land that he has no intention of using to build a wall from a Hispanic family that has owned it longer than the United Stated has existed.

The landowners voted Democrat in the last election.

ITEM 6: Politico reported, "Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected a push from the left wing of the party to swiftly vote on legislation to expand the Supreme Court with Democrats in full control of Washington."

She also said she would not impeach President Trump without at least one Republican vote.

That was a lie.

ITEM 7: The Guardian reported, "The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has used the reconstruction of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral as a metaphor for the country pulling together as France reached the symbolic mark of 100,000 deaths from coronavirus.

"Macron toured the upper levels of the Notre Dame site in a hard hat and overalls on the second anniversary of the fire that ripped through the roof of the Gothic masterpiece in 2019.

"Workers talked to the French president, who is under pressure as locked-down France faces a third wave of the pandemic with many hospitals at saturation point, of their efforts to secure and steady the site, despite difficulties due to lead levels and Covid restrictions."

It will become a mosque.

ITEM 8: Chelsea Clinton the gormless toad flashed her political privilege in demanding that Facebook censor TV presenter Tucker Carlson. Apparently she is too thick to understand that she can just change channel when he is on the air.

The Blaze reported, "Chelsea Clinton wants Facebook to ban Fox News host Tucker Carlson from its website after a clip from Carlson’s program casting doubt on the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines went viral this week.

"Clinton on Wednesday tweeted a screenshot of a Facebook post featuring Carlson’s controversial monologue from Tuesday night, during which he suggested that the vaccine doesn’t work and that the federal government is hiding that from the American people.

"According to CrowdTangle, a tool that keeps track of social media analytics, Carlson’s monologue had become the most popular post on Facebook by Wednesday."

How dare Mister Carlson cast aspersions on the vaccines. That's the job of the government, which shut down the J&J covid 19 vaccine because 6 out of the 7 million people vaccinated had blood clots which may or may not have been related to the shot. As all 6 were women of child-bearing age, my guess is that had something to do with it.

I took the vaccine but it is your body, your choice.

And watching Carlson is your TV, your choice.

ITEM 9: The Daily Beast reported, "It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial Great Game in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread money around the longtime central Asian battlefield for militants to kill remaining U.S. forces. It sparked a massive outcry from Democrats and their #resistance amplifiers about the treasonous Russian puppet in the White House.

"But on Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had 'low to moderate' confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is, at best, unproven—and possibly untrue."

The Deep State lied.

President Trump called them out.

The media sided with the Deep State because that is what the media does in America.

Pravda was more independent.

ITEM 10Forbes reported, "A team of scientists reported for the first time Thursday they have created embryos that are part human and part monkey and grown them in a lab for up to 20 days, a controversial practice that scientists say could help develop treatments for diseases and pave the way to growing much needed organs for human transplantation."

I have the perfect name for these creatures.


ITEM 11: USA Today reported, "Rep. Jim Jordan exchanged tense words with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci during a congressional hearing Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Maxine Waters ended the debate by telling Jordan to 'shut your mouth.' 

"During a hearing held by the House Coronavirus Crisis Subcommittee, Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned Fauci on when the federal government can begin drawing back social-distancing and mask-wearing precautions.

" 'We had 15 days to slow the spread turn into a year of lost liberty. What metrics, what measures? What has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?' Jordan asked Fauci."

Congratulations to Waters for advancing racial equality.

She proved that black Democrat women can be just as racist and just as sexist as white Democrat men such as Robert C. Byrd.

ITEM 12: NBC reported, "Florida Senate passes controversial 'anti-riot' bill pushed in wake of Black Lives Matter protests."

What is so controversial about stopping violence, looting, and arson?

Corporate America foolishly believes the fires being set by Antifa and BLM will not consume them.

The bill now awaits the signature of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to become law.

ITEM 13: Breitbart reported, "The NBA and many of its players have struck multimillion-dollar deals with various Chinese companies, many of which proudly use cotton raised by slave labor.

"Even as the whole of the league continues its woke politics supporting Black Lives Matter, condemning Republicans, and attacking states passing election integrity laws, they also continue working hand-in-hand with the communist Chinese who continue to employ slave labor despite international pressure to end the practice.

"Even the New York Times noted that the NBA and its players face a growing backlash over their cozy relationship with the communist country. The paper notes that brands including Nike and H&M face increased pressure to stop doing business with Chinese companies that rely on slave labor to raise cotton."

Odd that LeBron James called football team owners slave owners but will not call out the real slave masters.

ITEM 14: Reuters reported, "Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin on Thursday waived his right to testify to the jury about his part in the deadly arrest last May of George Floyd as both sides rested their cases at his murder trial, the most high-profile police misconduct case in decades."

The jury will decide next week whether he is guilty or whether there will be more people killed and another $500 million in property damage from the mostly peaceful protests .

ITEM 15: United Press International reported, "A police watchdog agency released video Thursday of a Chicago police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo while his hands were raised last month.

"The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which investigates potential cases of police misconduct, released 17 body camera videos -- including graphic video from the shooting officer's camera that shows Toledo being shot and lying motionless with blood on his chest and face. They also released four third-party videos, audio transmission, recordings of 911 calls, ShotSpotter recordings, and response and arrest reports."

However, the New York Post reported, "Chicago police say the 13-year-old who was shot dead by cops last month was holding a gun just before he was gunned down.

"Video footage released by the CPD shows Adam Toledo running in an alley before being asked to stop and put his hands up, according to CBS 2 Chicago.

"A grainy close up of the seventh-grader shows him holding what police claim is a gun in his right hand. Less than a second later, he was shot dead."

Armed or unarmed, where were his parents? What was a 13-year-boy doing at 2 AM with a gun?

Nothing good happens at 2 AM in the streets of Chicago.

ITEM 16: Zero Hedge reported, "There Are Now More Real Estate Agents Than Homes For Sale In The U.S."

Given the pent up demand for housing, we need to unmask our builders and let them build again.

ITEM 17: Dave DeCamp reported, "Since President Biden is breaking the US-Taliban peace deal by pushing back the May 1st withdrawal deadline to September 11th, the Taliban said it is ready to attack US troops again and turn the final months of Washington’s almost 20-year war into a nightmare.

"Mullah Salih Khan, a Taliban commander in the Helmand Province, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that the group is very much prepared to strike US and Afghan government forces, warning that the Taliban will turn Afghanistan into a nightmare for them.

"Mullah Mujahid Rahman, a Taliban subcommander from the Ghazni province, also said the group was ready to fight the US. He said the US has 'proven they can’t be trusted after retreating from the May 1st deadline' and that the Taliban is willing to 'fight till the end' of the US occupation."

Just leave.

There is no reason to stay other than to deny President Trump his rightful place in history as a peacemaker. 

There is no American interest in Afghanistan. Only the Deep State and Pentagon contractors benefit.

ITEM 18: The Post Millennial reported, "The former mayor of Sebastopol, California, a progressive Democrat who voiced support for Black Lives Matter rioters and defunding police, was arrested Saturday morning over multiple felony child sex crimes.

"Sebastopol Police booked 44-year-old Robert Emmanuel Jacob on 11 felony counts related to sexual assault crimes against a minor aged 14 or 15.

"The charges against Jacob, who is openly gay and married as of 2019, include transportation of a child for lewd and lascivious acts, arranging a meeting for sexual purposes with a person believed to be underage, sexual penetration of a child under 16-years-old and harmful material sent with the intent to seduce a minor."

Why are so many Defund The Police advocates criminals? It is a puzzler.

ITEM 19:  Sam Cohen reported, "Annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high for a sixth consecutive year, according to the CDC, with the sharpest increase in cases of syphilis among newborns."

Raul Romaguera, acting director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said, "Less than 20 years ago, gonorrhea rates in the U.S. were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and advances in chlamydia diagnostics made it easier to detect infections. That progress has since unraveled."

Here is the solution: Everyone waits until marriage to have sex, and then they only have sex with their spouse. No divorces. Ever.

Of course, everyone will want to marry at 16, but that is OK too.


  1. Replies
    1. You only herd the ones you love

    2. Lucky dog, doesn't need to listen to the sheep.

    3. True, Jeremy, but she still probably needs to count them to get to sleep at night.

  2. Sorry you have an abusive commenter...Any way to block them?? I like reading most of the comments. Thanks for always making my day with your Highlights of the news....

  3. And LibCommies sigh disconsolately as they think about Andrew Gillum, who came within a hair on a gnat’s arse of beating DeSantis in 2018. Male hookers! Plenty o’ drugs!! Soiled (brown) bedsheets!!! How long would that charade have gone on if he’d won?

    Modern Liberalism is addiction to suicide.

    1. Yep. We dodged a bullet down here for sure and FL would still be locked down tighter than New York and Michigan. Instead we're back to normal. Elections really do have consequences. If only I trusted the process

    2. Lakeland is holding Sun n' Fun airshow. No mask everything open.
      No one sick yet.

    3. Lakeland is holding Sun n' Fun airshow. No mask everything open.
      No one sick yet.

    4. Lakeland is holding Sun n' Fun airshow. No mask everything open.
      No one sick yet.

  4. KNOXVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTER Monday that generated headlines for a few minutes finally revealed identity of student shot when police returned fire. 17 year old black male named Anthony Johnson. As media releases his identity, the focus of the story is NOT why he brought a gun to school, why he didn't come out of the bathroom unarmed as directed by police or why he fired first on police.

    No, the focus of the story is on the shot officer and that the bullet that injured him might not have come from the perp's gun.

  5. The Chauvin jury will not be deliberating this weekend. The judge dismissed them until Monday morning when they will hear closing arguments and be sequestered. He told them to plan for a possible long stay. That doesn't mean they won't make up their minds individually, though. Their 3 days off to see what's happening in Minneapolis might have an effect either way.

    1. According to court watchers, the defense has essentially destroyed the State's case; Chauvin was using the approved restraint hold, in a proper manner. Better camera angles show his knee on the shoulder blade, not Floyd's neck. The defense got the State's use of force expert witness to admit this on the stand.

      I don't doubt that the chance for a conviction on the manslaughter charge is a possibility because of the jury's fear of city wide violence not to mention fear for themselves from the mob. Chauvin is innocent, whether the legal system has the guts to admit that is the question.

      Minneapolis should sue the news media for all their losses because they all pretty much lied. The info the defense used was widely known prior to the trial. Maybe Antifa and BLM should go camp out at CNN's Georgia HQ's and demonstrate their displeasure with their failure to put Chauvin in the pen.

      Good chance for a hung jury here. Even if found guilty, Chauvin will ask for an appeal and probably a change of venue. He's going to walk. Minneapolis is going to burn.

    2. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword as was said three thousand years ago so still it must be said 'the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'

    3. Black JEM: I agree. What really pissed me off was the damn 3 month delay on the 2nd video and the ME report allowing the riots to have a cause based on lying by omission. Based on the evidence we now can see this trial is a sham and some officials need to be charged for something.

    4. If it has an effect, it will only be one way. Acquit to avoid personal harm and nationwide rioting.

  6. #17, “ Of course, everyone will want to marry at 16”. In the1600s Louis XIV would round up orphans and unwanted children and send them to Quebec because grownups didn’t want to freeze their behinds off. The expectation was that the girls would marry at 12 and certainly by 14 and the boys would marry at 16 and certainly by 19.

  7. My mom said nothing good happens after 10:30....Times have changed.

  8. Item 8. My bride and I several months ago decided that the off switch was a alternative to TV news and talk shows. Just a few minutes of regression occasionally affirms that was a wise choice

  9. #10. Congress is when you remove the human DNA and substitute that of a jackass.

  10. Item 14: Deliberations start Monday, as does sequestering the Jury... Per

  11. Item 1: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    item 5: "A racist Democrat president seized land he has no intention of using to build a wall from a Hispanic family has owned longer than the United Stated has existed

    The landowners voted Democrat in the last election." WELL, THAT'LL teach 'em!

    Item 10: Nail, Hammer, ARM!

  12. #25. Nothing good happens in Chiraq at 2P.M. either.

    1. Pimf, 15 not 25.
      #16. Builders are working. Materials are in short supply. Part of it is Covid hoax, but part is the freeze Texas had. A lot of floor products made in Texas are on hold because rosin hardened in equipment when the power was off.

    2. I read that sheets of plywood that were $10 last year are $25 now and studs have more than doubled. That would not occur if there wasn't a shortage.

    3. Jim, OSB is $40 a sheet in my neck of the woods.

  13. Item 19: “Annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high for a sixth consecutive year“ Ah, memories of the ’60s and ’70s— the era of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll. Today, it’s looting, sex, and burn it down.

  14. Why does this gormly* guy Big Jake continuously post the same snotty comments multiple times?
    Is there a way to block him from this site ?
    * great word, seems to fit B.J.

  15. James O'Keefe, Mike Lindell, and Tom Fitton are WARRIORS who deserve our support!

  16. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    2: The blowhard gets his bluff called. Like most bullies, he's only tough until somebody smacks him.

    3: Sock it to 'em.

    8: As with all Lefties. You don't like what's on TV, change the channel or read a book is the usual choice.

    Lefties always want it off the air because it may get in the way of the agenda.

    9: Been saying this for a long time.

    11: Kerosene Maxine shows what a class act she is.

    14: Is there anything left to burn?

    16: Reinstate Trump.

    18 Just leave.

    No, the blowhard has been challenged and he is going to take them out behind the gym and beat the hell out of them.

    19: Don, I wish the Pope were as Catholic as you.

    1. I don't think this pope is Catholic or Christian.

  17. 'Morning...

    2 - Don, I'll again implore you to dig a bit into the complicated history of that part of the world and what much of this means (particularly with respect to the events of 1648 and 1709). Russia is run by a corrupt deep state (with vlad as the face), while in Ukraine they are actually having a battle similar to our own of trying to battle the deep state and their own oligarchs; I sure wouldn't want to be blamed for the xiden crime family's corruption. There aren't "oligarchs" in Kyiv trying to start a war with Russia (the oligarchs would in fact love to have a Russian-style system where they would be unopposed); the xiden family name is mud in Ukraine because of sniffy's bailout in 2014 of their deep state and their efforts against it. This is just sniffy trying to continue the fiction that "russia" is a supporter of the "R" party in this country; a full-blown war in that area would be a catastrophe for Ukraine and they know that.

    But there is a larger problem, particularly with sniffy speaking loudly while carrying a twig. The Kerch Strait is by treaty an international waterway (as is the Bosphorus at Istanbul, even though it's a mile wide). Since Crimea is not land-linked to Russia, they built a bridge across the Kerch Strait and are trying to use that to close down an internationally-recognized (by treaty) waterway. This is akin to what China has been trying to do with the Taiwan Strait and other parts of the South China Sea - declare treaty-recognized international waters as territorial and shut them down at whim.

    I know there is a lot of isolationism around now with all the problems of recent years, but a lot of bad actors are trying tear up treaties and shut down the sea lanes in various places - this won't end well.

    9 - Same line as above; Russia is a rancid, decrepit disaster of a country, but sniffy and the donks are doing all this for domestic purposes - the continuing lie that opposition to them is illegitimate because Russia is an ally of the GOP. That's what they're peddling.

    10 - I have another perfect name for these creatures - junior high! :-)

    12 - Other states (like OK) are also legislating to give immunity to motorists who injure rioters. Good. For too long, one agitator technique was to mob a vehicle and act just short of violence... but if the trapped driver tried to drive away and thus injured a protestor the driver was liable because the "protestors" (sic) weren't being violent. Good to see sanity prevailing in some jurisdictions.

    13 - Curling. (Come on, people! There's a non-woke sport. Let's make curling the new national sport and show those pampered, slave-using gits that we can go elsewhere!)

    1. Isn't curling sort of like shuffleboard on ice?

    2. Snow, Sniffy probably misunderstood or misremembered the quote from an actual, great president. So, he squeaks loudly and carries a pig's dick.

    3. Snowgander, Russia and Iran are allied as promised in the Bible. Xiden has a problem, he was shaking down Ukraine, but his loyalty is not there. Ukraine didn't buy him any more than a shopkeeper buys support from the mob.
      They have a cabal of insanity. How China fits in is another matter. How does Iran feel about them oppressing muzzies? Keep in mind that China's puppet was working with Syria on nuclear weapons.

  18. #7:
    Since the Left holds Donald Trump responsible for every Covid death in the United States, who is responsible for the Covid deaths in France?

    1. China, same ones as are responsible for the deaths here. Doesn't matter who the media sucks up to.

  19. 9: let's not forget the claim in 2010 that Iran was paying bounties ... oops, Zero was prez so story died

  20. 8) "he suggested that the vaccine doesn’t work and that the federal government is hiding that from the American people." His statements were similar to what I have said. He said he SUPPORTS the vaccines, NOT that it doesn't work but it doesn't support the way the government/experts are handling the simplest of questions. My body, my choice is not just for abortion! I may have already had Covid, but the time doesn't meet the experts time frame for the virus being in the US. If true should I get any of the shots is a question not answered for him or me. We hear that the virus was in the US in the fall, maybe September. I have NO faith in the CDC or any of the experts anymore.

    1. I thought also like you that I had it in December of 19'. A blood test in November of 20' says I didn't. Then I caught it fer sure in January. Blood test last week confirmed I still have antibodies. I'll ride that till they're gone. I too have zero faith in the CDC or WHO.

  21. #10...NBA, BLM
    #15...Father unknown.

  22. PBS sent me an email:

    American Insurrection

    In the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE and ProPublica team up again to examine how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump and how individuals were radicalized and brought into the political landscape.

    My reply:

    LOL. I'd argue BLM, Antifa and Election Fraud are the American Insurrection.

    Democrats are totalitarians, and sadly PBS supports that.

  23. 1. Peggy is just like congress. They don't hear us but they herd us.

    8. Now that pfizer's ceo said you will need annual innoculations, he needs to be banned from facebook as well.

    And, I believe I read that each of the six was also was on birth control.

    13. Unlike china football team owners make their "slaves" millionaires.

  24. 11 - Fauxci refused to give any specifics on when the country would be safe. Meanwhile, in my slice of Red America, I never surrendered my freedom. I still got to attend college football games, although the stadium was only 1/4 full. That was the closest I came to being ruled by tyranny.

  25. #14 - There will be riots in Minneapolis, regardless of the guilt/innocence of Chauvin. They will riot if he is found innocent. They will "celebrate" if found guilty.