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Monday, April 05, 2021

Highlights of the News

Fox reported, "Coca-Cola required ID in 2020 shareholder meeting, but slams Georgia for voter ID law."

I cannot boycott Coke because I only drink Pepsi.

And Vernors.

ITEM 1: The New York Times reported, "On Friday morning, in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the limestone alleys of the Christian quarter, it was as if the pandemic had never happened.

"The winding passageways that form the Via Dolorosa, along which Christians believe Jesus hauled his cross toward his crucifixion, were packed with over 1,000 worshipers. In the covered market, the air smelled of incense and echoed with Christian hymns. The Good Friday procession, where the faithful retrace the route Jesus is said to have taken, was back.

" 'It is like a miracle,' said the Rev. Amjad Sabbara, a Roman Catholic priest who helped lead the procession. 'We’re not doing this online. We’re seeing the people in front of us.'

"Pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of last year’s ceremony and required priests to hold services without congregants present. Now, thanks to Israel’s world-leading vaccine rollout, religious life in Jerusalem is edging back to normal. And on Friday, that brought crowds once again to the city’s streets, and relief to even one of Christianity’s most solemn commemorations: the Good Friday procession."

It is not a miracle. It is the Israelis knowing how to administer a vaccine.

ITEM 2: The New York Post reported, "A Tennessee woman opened fire inside a Burger King drive-thru window after apparently becoming enraged about the wait time, police said.

"Surveillance photos show the unhinged customer leaning through the Memphis fast-food joint’s open window while brandishing a black handgun.

"In one image, released by cops Friday, the woman holds up the firearm with both hands and aims it inside the drive-thru window.

"Cops said the woman pulled up to the restaurant Tuesday and got into an argument with workers because she felt that her order was taking too long to complete.

"She then grabbed the gun from her car and fired several shots at the staffers, police said."

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for her identity.

ITEM 3: The Verge reported, "TiMi Studios, the Tencent-owned developer of huge mobile hits Call of Duty: Mobile and the MOBA Honor of Kings, earned a staggering $10 billion in revenue in 2020, according to an April 1st Reuters report.

"Reuters’ article says those earnings make TiMi the “world’s largest developer,” according to its sources. While it’s unclear exactly what metric that is defining, it’s a undoubtably a huge number. For comparison, Activision Blizzard (which publishes the Call of Duty franchise) posted 2020 revenues of $8.09 billion, nearly $2 billion less than TiMi’s reported $10 billion.

"While TiMi might not be a household name, its games are some of the biggest in the world. Call of Duty: Mobile reportedly had the biggest mobile game launch ever when it released in October 2019, racking up over 100 million downloads worldwide in its first week of availability. And Honor of Kings, which is only available in China, had an astounding 100 million daily active users as of November 2020, according to Tencent.

"It doesn’t seem like Tencent and TiMi will be resting on their laurels. TiMi is recruiting for a new AAA game that resembles the virtual community from the movie Ready Player One, Reuters reports, which seems to suggest TiMi wants to make its own metaverse-like game in the vein of Fortnite and Roblox. Tencent is also building a TiMi studio in Los Angeles, according to Reuters."

Now we know why so many Democrat governors won't re-open their states. Their Red Chinese masters are making too much money off shut-ins.

ITEM 4: The New York Times reported, "U.S. military guards have moved Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other former C.I.A. prisoners to the main part of the prison compound at Guantánamo Bay from a failing secret facility, in a consolidation of detention operations that could cut costs and reduce the troop presence at the base in Cuba, the military said on Sunday.

"KSM, [a terrorist], and other so-called high-value detainees at Guantánamo were moved to Camp 5 as part of the consolidation. The two-story building, a maximum-security facility that cost $17 million to build in 2004, is modeled after a state prison in Bunker Hill, Ind. It has a modest detainee health clinic and a psychiatric ward with a padded cell, but none of the hospice or end-of-life care capacity once envisioned by Pentagon planners."

The New York Times won't admit Muslim terrorists exist and Russian Collusion is non-existent.

Why it still has White House press credentials is beyond my powers of comprehension.

ITEM 5: The New York Post reported, "Former throuple pol Katie Hill says she is depressed and nauseated by reports that US Rep. Matt Gaetz shared nude photos of his sexual conquests with Capitol colleagues.

"Hill, who was forced to resign in 2019 after nude photos of her were leaked to the press, tweeted Saturday that the Gaetz scandal has her so freaked out, she won’t leave her house."

Congresswoman Threesome is depressed and nauseated? There is a silver lining to every cloud then.

ITEM 6: Fox reported, "Senate Republican Conference Chair Sen. John Barrasso on Sunday slammed the Biden administration over minors in captivity at the border being packed 'in like sardines' as Republicans continue to hammer the president over what they say is a border crisis.

"Barrasso, R-Wyo., also said that border officials told GOP senators on their recent visit to the border to delete photos they took of the facilities."

What they say is a border crisis? Fox really, really, really is sucking up to the mainstream.

Barrasso said, "This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis.

"You may have seen the numbers today are the highest in history of unaccompanied minors currently in captivity. They are crammed in like sardines. And this is what the Biden administration is trying to hide from the American public."

Democrats own this.

ITEM 7: Breitbart reported, "The Pentagon over the weekend confirmed reports that it has approved a third military site in California to house the unaccompanied migrant children coming across the United States’ southern border in record numbers in recent months.

"Camp Roberts is located approximately midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is the third military base that will be used to house the migrant children in addition to Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio in Texas."

We ought to call it Camp Coward.

Back in the day, our military would invade Mexico in a counter-attack to this invasion.

ITEM 8: Paul Mirengoff wrote, "Trump Calls for Boycott of Woke Enterprises."

Amazingly, the little Never Trumper wrote, "I patronize two of the entities Trump mentioned — Major League Baseball and Coca-Cola. No more.

"I turned down the opportunity offered by a good friend to attend Opening Day for the Washington Nationals. The weather is supposed to be great, the pitching matchup (deGrom vs. Scherzer) could scarcely be better, and the Nationals will finally be honored for winning the 2019 World Series.

"But I won’t be there.

"I’ve been drinking Coca-Cola since I was a child. My mother, a wise woman, realized that the stuff is bad for you and limited me to half a bottle a week, which I shared with my sister every Friday when we were young."

Well, good for him. Like I said, I don't drink Coke and in recent years I have realized that baseball bores me. 

Maybe both entities believe virtue signaling will get liberals to rally around them.

As if.

ITEM 9Breitbart reported, "The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has issued its response to those demanding that they pull their Tour Championship from Georgia due to the state’s recently passed voter reform bill.

"And their response is, they aren’t going anywhere.

"In their statement, the PGA emphasized its commitment to the local businesses and charities that will benefit from the Tour Championship being played in Atlanta."

I may have to take up golf.

ITEM 10: The South China Morning Post reported, "China says tough measures in Xinjiang are to beat terrorism – why isn’t the West convinced?"

The story said, "Zhang Chunxian was seen by many as the hope of Xinjiang in 2010.

"Just months after the 2009 bloodbath and violent ethnic clashes that shocked the region and left more than 190 dead, Zhang, the region’s media savvy and somewhat charismatic new party chief, stepped in to replace his iron-fisted predecessor who had ruled the region for more than a decade.

"In one month, Zhang lifted an eight-month internet ban in Xinjiang. In 2015, he became the first Xinjiang party boss ever to join Muslim groups to celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr marking the end of the Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast.

"Yet despite Zhang’s pacifying approach deployed alongside his pledge of 'no mercy to terrorists,' violent attacks continued to increase under his watch and reached beyond the region."

There you go, LeBron. Instant excuse. Red China has to enslave Muslims to fight terrorism. Besides they make good basketball shoes and really, in LBJ's life, money is all that matters

ITEM 11: Fox reported, "A cracked reservoir at a former Florida phosphate mine is leaking millions of gallons of contaminated water into the Gulf of Mexico."

That is a terrible situation. I trust experts in private industry will get it under control.

Phosphates are used in agriculture and electronics. 

Look for lefties to demand we stop its mining.

ITEM 12: The Washington Examiner, "Hunter Biden says he is cooperating completely with a federal investigation into his tax affairs."

Why not?

He is on the FBI's MC Hammer list.

Can't Touch This.

ITEM 13: Via Zero Hedge, Syria Comment reported, "Why US Troops Will Never Be Pulled Out Of Syria."

The story said, "A friend recently asked: "Surely, the American Army is not staying in Syria forever and sooner or later they will leave, no?" To his surprise, my answer was: 'No, I don’t think they would leave. Why would they? It costs very little and they incur hardly any casualties.'

"Moreover of all past military interventions in the region, the US presence in Syria is unique in a number of ways. It is relatively small in scope, yet it does achieve a seemingly broad set of objectives both geopolitically and even domestically."

Not to mention it punches the tickets that lead to promotions.

Which is why the Pentagon openly lied to President Trump about the number of troops it has in Syria.

ITEM 14: Just the News reported, "Expressing opposition to election legislation recently approved by Georgia's lawmakers, Major League Baseball recently announced it will relocate its All-Star Game and MLB Draft, which were slated to occur in Atlanta.

"But that announcement came after Global Times reported that MLB will continue to be aired on the Tencent Video streaming platform: 'Major League Baseball (MLB) will continue to be aired on China's online streaming platform Tencent Video, it was announced Wednesday, despite the diplomatic spat between the two countries.'

"Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said in a statement about the shift away from Atlanta that he 'decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.' "

Opposing slavery that ended 155 years ago is easy. Opposing actual slavery is difficult.

Baseball and basketball players and team owners are the biggest wusses on Earth.

Mayor Bottoms of Atlanta should shut down the Braves stadium. Cite covid 19.

ITEM 15: Reuters reported, "Tourism first! Island of Phuket in mass vaccination drive ahead of the rest of Thailand."

That makes sense. You must have an economy to pay for the vaccines.

Reuters is a business wire service run by anti-capitalists. It's like turning BET over to the KKK.

ITEM 16: The New York Post reported, "A Portland high school delayed a vote to change its mascot to an evergreen tree over concerns about its potential ties to lynching, a report said.

"Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School — named after the prominent black activist and reporter who documented lynching — was set to vote on the new mascot last Tuesday until a board director shared community concerns over the tree’s imagery, the Portland Tribune reported.

" 'I’m wondering if there was any concern with the imagery there, in using a tree … as our mascot?' Portland Public Schools Board of Education Director Michelle DePass asked at the meeting."

Trees are racist.

That's why they call it bigot-tree.

FINALLY, don't be so smug, America.


  1. RE #9.... at least the PGA is showing some backbone ....finally..I belong to the USGA which is associated with the PGA .....I threw away all my PGA stuff when they moved a tour event from a DJT course to Mexico. PGA was playing politics, I won t give them another dime

    1. There have been several attempts by the LibCommies in recent years to hijack another golf tournament, but each and every time The Men of the Masters have basically told them to GFY. “This is OUR golf course and OUR event and we’ll run it any damn way we please.” A good lesson for simpering Never Trumpers.

    2. Yep Peter, I dropped my annual USGA support when they did that. And I requested my club's board send a letter admonishing their decision.

    3. The PGA would go woke in a minute if it was anywhere except where they hold their most important golf tournament of they year.

      It's kind of fun watching the PGA have to sit on their woke little hands and keep their yappers shut while Augusta, Georgia takes the spotlight for the next week.

  2. Replace baseball with Rodeo. Much more action, more skill, still as American as Apple Pie.

    1. MLB (yeah, I know, the "writers") won't put Dale Murphy in the Hall of Fame. Tells you all you need to know about this useless organization.

    2. Spent an afternoon cookout with my church elder and his wife.
      Chicken, hamburger salad and three kinds of pie.The youth group sponsored it the young adults set up line dancing and CW kareoke
      Most fun I've had in years. Bless them all.

    3. If you've never seen a real rodeo, try it just once. It's not my sport either, but the spectacle of Americana is amazing to see.
      With a granddaughter doing drill team and barrel racing, we went for the first time. It opens with an invocation for safety and good health, a grand parade entrance, and flags of all the branches of the military. When the riderless horse with the flag draped across is led around the arena for the fallen of the armed forces, there isn't a dry eye left in the place.

    4. I've been riding horses since I was eight years old but you'll never get me on a bull!

    5. PETA at a Rodeo=Target practice.

    6. PETA at a rodeo is People Eating Tasty Animals. Yup, that's where I had to try "gator on a stick". It was pretty good.

    7. And the stock used at a rodeo are worth a fortune, and are treated better than 4H pets. As soon as a roping steer is let loose, they make a beeline for the exit chutes because they know where the treats are.

  3. Dr. Pepper is better than both Coke and Pepsi. Coke: Get Woke, Go Broke.

    1. (Glad to see Trump calling for boycotts. We need to stand with him on this en masse.)

    2. I would but I don't drink soda and can name only one single player on my once favorite Baltimore Orioles.

    3. I hear ya. I once flew Cal Ripken, Jr. and he could not have been nicer. He cracked me up with a joke when I told him we had a delay. A neat guy.

      Beyond him and some of the guys in the 80s like Dale Murphy I have no use for baseball any more.

    4. I too favor Dr. Pepper, with its fruity flavor, over the colas.

    5. From the Dr. Pepper web site...

      "Manufacturer: Keurig Dr Pepper (2008–present, United States only), The Coca-Cola Company (Europe and South Korea only), PepsiCo (Canada and Oceania only)."

      So DP is okay, unless you're in Europe or South Korea - as there it's a Coca-Cola product.

    6. It's actually a distribution agreement. Dr. Pepper contracts out to Coke and Pepsi for that. This is why availability in certain areas and fast food joints is dependent upon who they use as their main vendor. It's changed some over the years but there was a time when you could get Dr. Pepper in a Texas fast food chain but not in the same one up in the northeast, even if they both served the same main beverage line.

    7. Dr. Pepper? Insecticide with food coloring. Nastiest tasting soft drink ever.

  4. "Why it still has White House press credentials is beyond my powers of comprehension."

    Seriously? You don't know?

    They're the propaganda arm of the Demonrat party, that's why. And Trump had too much fun kicking their asses to kick them all out.

  5. 8 - the hippocracy of coke, delta and MLB is staggering. $$$ talks.

    16 - If uou think of lynching when you see pine and cedar trees, you must be a racist. When You think of lynching when you tie up your boat, you must be a racist.

    1. Pine trees suck for hangings. Branches are small and weak. Plus you'd need to do a lot of trimming before the event. Better to choose an oak tree.

  6. "...[R]eports that US Rep. Matt Gaetz shared nude photos of his sexual conquests with Capitol colleagues."

    They ALL do it. All of them. Ted Kennedy was celebrated for it. Remember the waitress sandwich?


  7. 2: "brandishing a black handgun"
    Why is it ok to identify the gun as black, but not the shooter?🤔😆

    1. As the AR-15 noted, "It's because I'm black, isn't it?"

  8. A couple points: Nobody GAF about the MLB all-star game. And I thought Obama closed Gitmo 12 years ago?

  9. I used to prefer Coke to Pepsi, but now it's root beer and Dr. Pepper. Separately, not together.

    Item 1: Israelis are intelligent.

    Item 4: "The New York Times won't admit Muslim terrorists exist and Russian Collusion is non-existent.

    Why it still has White House press credentials is beyond my powers of comprehension." Because the Dems and the "media" sleep in the same beds. As I keep saying, I don't KNOW if the media is/are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dem Party, or if it's the other way round, but it's OBVIOUS that they are in CAHOOTS.

  10. hardly any casualties

    "Saves Just ONE Life" does not apply when the Military-Industrial Complex' lifeblood--money--is at stake.

  11. #14 the baseball stadium is in Marietta not Atlanta

  12. 'Morning...

    0 (and 8) - Keep in mind that most of the "soft drink" makers have diversified into other beverages - as (despite the urban bleating on the topic) sales of sugar water have been declining for years. Check the labeling to see if there is a parent owner. Coca-Cola, Inc., even has a bottled water brand that they acquired years back (Dasani).

    1 - It IS a miracle. Competence and efficiency are indeed miracles. (Sad, but true.)

    9 - Curling.

    11 - Send in the folks from EPA who dealt with that Colorado mine back in 2015 - the ones who stupidly tore down the dirt seal over the opening, and turned the Ouray River orange. They clearly know how to handle this.

    1. Coke even has tea and coffee brands under their ownership. Fortunately, they provide a handy-dandy list of which brands to boycott:

    2. Coca Cola also has Simply Orange juice and all the other "Simply" fruit drinks, which are all hyper processed and certainly not "simple".

    3. And Dasani water.

      Is Bubly also theirs?

  13. Item 2: They have pictures of the woman but not the car and license plate? Who designed that Burger King?

  14. #6 "Democrats own this." Democrats own it all, enabled by their pals, the Republicans. One, big happy family.

    1. No, the 152 members of Congress who sold out Trump are owned by the Red Chinese.

      It's still owned by the Demos.

  15. #3: Aren't these type of crimes only committed by racist whites? just wondering

  16. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: No, He Is Risen. He mastered worse diseases than the Murphy Measles.

    3: Warm weather is here, so you can go outside.

    PS The money is made off all you need to advance. If you just want to kill the Level 1 bad guys, they don't make a cent.

    7: How the Mexican War started.

    8: It will do for baseball what Brillo Pad Head did for the NFL.

    10: Shi has problems at home and he thinks plundering the US can buy him some time.

    Could be he ends up brought down by both peoples.

    12: No sweat. He's just like Dad. Can't keep his mouth shut. He'll find something out of which he can't weasel.

    16: Hell, anybody who ever saw a Western knows you need a cottonwood or a cypress to string up somebody.

    Kids today.

  17. Civil Rights and America's Fasc-time

    Remember the howls of indignation when President Trump asked the NFL to stand for the National Anthem? Nevermind.

    Delta dislikes Georgia's Voter ID law even though they won't let you fly without ID. Coke, too--even though you can't visit their headquarters or attend their shareholder meetings without one. Ditto Apple--which requires an Apple ID to use their products.

    And every one of those companies requires an ID to work for them. That means by their own standard, they are practicing hiring discrimination .

    For that matter, Biden's White House requires ID to get in. Indeed, by his own logic, requiring ID to get federal food stamps is tantamount to starving people.

    But all of that is just Hypocrisy, and they don't give a damn about being hypocritical. Raw Power is all that matters to them.

    Corporations teaming up with the State to impose their politics on society is of course the very definition of Fascism. The paramilitary Antifa and BLM mobs are just icing on the Corporate cake.

    I remember when the Left was terrified of the Fascism of Mega-Corporations teaming up with Big Government to quash liberties. But now that they control the Corporate Boards and the Permanent Government, they're fine with it.

    This legislation, while good, DOES NOT ADDRESS THE MASSIVE FRAUD BY COMPUTER CHEATWARE. Gov. Kemp would never have signed this modest reform if it touched the Computer Fraud.

    There were many times on election night when hundreds of thousands of Trump votes were erased or transferred to Biden live on television.

    The CheatWare even has a setting that literally allows a Trump voter to be counted as 3/5ths of a person.

    Have you ever cast a fraction of a vote? Why can the super-secret “Proprietary” CheatWare even do this? And aren’t elections the proprietary property of the People, not of crooked politicians and and crooked corporations?

    Governor Kemp’s Chinese owners would never permit him to fix the CheatWare Voting Machines which are made in China and report to China–just like Kemp. And Biden. And McConnell. And Pelosi. And Paul Ryan. And all the other money-grubbing, power-worshipping whores.

    The Georgia Legislature has been compromised, too. They knew Atlanta was staying up all night for a week to rig this election and they still rubber-stamped it. And now they pass a Voter ID bill that can can still be thwarted by computer-generated votes.

    Biden is calling even these modest reforms "Jim Crow on steroids". Race-baiting is really all they do.

    Democrats once stopped blacks from voting with poll taxes and Grandfather tests. Now Democrats are trying to stop white people and Trump voters of all races from having their votes count by diluting them with Mail-In forgeries and computer fraud.

    This will not end well. Half the country believes, correctly, that Democrats (with McConnell and Ryan) cheated to win. But because they did, they cannot now admit it and fix any problems even if they wanted to, which they don't. They must keep committing new crimes to cover up the old crimes. They've gone Full Reichstag.

    Instead, if you want honest elections, you're a Klansman.

    When Democrats say "Voting Rights!" today, they really mean their Right to Commit Election Fraud. They stand in the Precinct doorway, shouting "Election Fraud Now, Election Fraud Forever!"

    There is no possibility of compromise. Democrat Chief Justice Taney said of runaway slave Dred Scott: "The black man has no rights the white man is bound to respect."

    And Biden and his Gang of Election Thieves say "The Trump Voter has no rights the Swamp Man is bound to respect, either."

    I dissent.

    1. Homerun Gipper. Maybe you can guest blog for Big Don when he's vacationing with his Bentley or perhaps step in on Sundays ;-)

    2. "I remember when the Left was terrified of the Fascism of Mega-Corporations teaming up with Big Government to quash liberties."

      It wasn't the quashing of liberties that terrified them - they were only "terrified" that it wouldn't be THEM doing it... so they are (and always have been) fine if the "fascists" are them...

  18. ITEM 1 - With 57% of its population vaccinated and another 9% fully recovered from covid infection, Israel is on the brink of attaining herd immunity as defined by the CDC.

  19. #16: Aside from the difficulty of lynching anyone from an evergreen tree, the stupidity here is astounding. People really are losing their minds.

    1. Maybe they should! Think how nice the body would smell

  20. We can't boycott something we don't indulge at all. I've no idea how many years it's been since I tasted a carbonated drink. As for sports, we're participant sports people, not spectator sports. Running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, etc. My wife finally pointed out the principle: If a sport involves a ball, we're not interested.
    Don, don't forget Mark Twain's observation: "Golf is a good walk......spoiled."

  21. Mayor Bottoms can't shut down the stadium because it is nt in Atlanta. It is in the suburbs in Cobb County. - GOC

  22. #16 Has anybody ever been hung from an evergreen tree?

  23. Item #8: “…will get liberals to rally around them.” LOL! Good one, Don. Libs don’t even rally around other libs.
    Item #16: Anyone even look at the Oregon license plate?

    Yeah, there's a big honking fir tree right in the middle.

  24. I drink four or five Cokes per week and have for the last 30 years. I tried doing the Pepsi challenge in the past, but I never liked the taste. I always went back to Coke. Not this time. I am way ahead of Trump on this one. I have been Coke free for the past three weeks, around the time they told me I a not worthy of their product and to try to be less White about it. The taste of Pepsi is starting to grow on me.

  25. Big Mac: Good for you!
    I wish y'all who are actually holding back money that these co's used to get would also write a short letter informing them of it, to be sure they are at least aware of why they are losing SOME certain sales.
    And even if they spin, deny & lie about this cause of sales decrease, the information might reach someone with a brain. -- Marcie

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