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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Fox reported, "Chicago weekend violence: 6 killed, including 13-year-old boy, 28 people wounded in shootings."

The annual Chiraq summer shooting season is off to a month-early start in the city with the most stringent gun laws in the nation.

Old Chicago song: Saturday, in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July.

New Chicago song: Saturday, in the park, I thought I was gonna die.

But hey, there is no problem another gun law won't solve.

ITEM 2: A Washington Post headline read, "Refusal to accept reality is doing unquestionable damage to democracy."

There goes WaPo bragging about its pushing the Russian Collusion lie again.

ITEM 3: Just the News reported, "A short drive from the U.S. Capitol, 1,500 inmates are stuck in their jail cells 22 hours a day. Until last month it was 23, and they were also barred from going outside.

"A smaller group of inmates may have it even worse: those awaiting trial for alleged crimes in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They've been placed in restrictive housing, a maximum-security designation.

"The plight of nearby inmates has received surprisingly little attention on Capitol Hill for the better part of a year, since the District of Columbia Department of Corrections issued its 'medical stay-in-place' policies for COVID-19 mitigation.

"That only changed in late April, and it flipped the partisan script. Rep. James Comer, ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, demanded better treatment for the inmate population at large, while Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Dick Durbin spoke up for inmates accused of insurrection to keep Donald Trump in office."

Dissent is patriotic, which explains why Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney want to punish dissidents without a trial. 

ITEM 4: Hot Air reported, "Texas Republican lawmakers are moving forward with a conservative agenda and Governor Abbott took a moment Saturday to celebrate that. Abbott tweeted out a list of conservative legislative victories achieved in the Texas House of Representatives over the span of 48 hours. It’s enough to make any Republican governor up for re-election proud."

The victories were:

* Defund cities that defund police

* Ban abortion at detection of heartbeat

* Slash STAAR test requirements

* Ban homeless camping statewide

* Penalize protestors blocking roads

* Ensure election integrity- easy to vote, hard to cheat


Texans voted Republican and actually got Republican. The revolution is taking place in statehouses, not DC.

ITEM 5: Trending Politics reported, "Governor Ron DeSantis has had enough of the Centers for Disease Control. The Florida governor has filed a lawsuit that is being heard in federal court that would finally hold the CDC accountable for the economic damage it is needlessly doing to the country.

"DeSantis revealed the lawsuit in a press conference at Satellite Beach, which followed up on his earlier statement in April about the governor’s intent to sue the CDC."

Actions speak louder than words.

The man has dialed it up to 11.

ITEM 6: The Epoch Times reported, "Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who has been endorsed by some Republicans to take the No. 3 House Republican spot, said that she views people who voted for President Donald Trump as crucial to the GOP re-taking the House majority in 2022.

"In an interview over the weekend, Stefanik—who has been endorsed by Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)—told Breitbart News about what she would do differently if she were to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the current House Republican Conference chairwoman.

" 'Number one, I would listen to the voters across the country, which I do every day in my district, which voted overwhelmingly for President Trump,' Stefanik said, referring to New York’s 21st Congressional District.

"The congresswoman said that the role of the conference chair is to serve as a unifier of sorts who can speak on behalf of the majority of House Republican lawmakers."

Trump carried 54% of the vote in her district.

Trump carried 70% in Liz's.

ITEM 7: The Epoch Times reported, "Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter implored the Supreme Court to hear a Mississippi case that could allow states to ban abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.

"Hunter’s remarks came after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed a so-called trigger bill April 27 that would automatically outlaw abortion in the state if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, which, in 1973, made abortion lawful throughout the United States.

"Hunter, also a Republican, said his office has an interest in getting involved when wayward courts get it wrong on vitally important policy issues, The Oklahoman reported May 9."

As I said on Saturday, the revolution is happening. Just not in the halls of Congress.

ITEM 8: Tom Lifson reported, "Genius award winner sets himself on fire while burning an Israeli flag."

He has photos.

I trust this brightened everyone's day.


The next one will then.

ITEM 9: Reuters reported, "Beyond Meat Inc. on Thursday reported a wider quarterly loss than expected, as the plant-based meat maker incurred higher freight costs, spent heavily on testing new product launches, and sold less to pandemic-hit restaurants."

I wonder why that is.

'Tis one mystery even Scooby-Do could not solve.

ITEM 10: The Associated Press reported, "Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city.

"The rocket fire drew heavy Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip. Health officials said at least 20 people, including nine children, were killed in fighting, making it one of the bloodiest days of battle between the bitter enemies in several years."

One would think that after a half-century of getting their ass kicked, militant Arabs would give up by now.

But anti-Semitism poisons the mind. 

ITEM 11: Deadline reported, "There will be no Golden Globes in 2022 on NBC, as the besieged Hollywood Foreign Press Association continues to falter in reforming itself to the satisfaction of Hollywood studios and stakeholders."

Dozens of viewers are affected.

As Glenn Reynolds, the ZuZu Bailey of the Internet, said, "Whenever a pretentious lefty awards show is cancelled, an angel gets its wings."

ITEM 12: HuffPost reported, "Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation on Monday repealing an old law that allowed for citizen’s arrests in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man, by three white men last year."

Gomer Pyle hardest hit.

But does this mean if someone robs your store you cannot detain them until police arrive?

ITEM 13: Citizen Free Press reported, "A Texas rancher living north of Eagle Pass discovered five unaccompanied children abandoned by smugglers on their farmland Saturday night. The five small girls, ranging in ages from one to six years old, were led across the Rio Grande River and abandoned the evening before. The human smugglers left them with no food, water, or any adults to care for them throughout the night."

As I said last month, illegals are the worst parents in the world.

Unaccompanied means abandoned, just as undocumented means illegal.

ITEM 14: The Daily Mail reported, "Biden official warns cyberattacks on US are 'here to stay' after 'Russian ransomware gangsters DarkSide' shut down America's largest fuel pipeline: Emergency declaration is issued in 18 states amid price hike fears."

Ah, just like Islamic terrorist attacks were here to stay.

Biden's surrender makes me wonder what DarkSide's kickback to Hunter is.

Democrats are great in attacking fake threats such as climate change, but cowards when it comes to defending the country.

ITEM 15: Via the Washington Times, Michelle Obama said, "You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine."

Is there any way to unvaccinate yourself?

Asking for a friend named me.

ITEM 16: The Wall Street Journal reported, "America’s biggest cash crop has rarely been more expensive. Corn prices have risen roughly 50% in 2021 and a bushel costs more than twice what it did a year ago. 

"Corn has been one of the sharpest risers in the broad rally in raw materials that is prompting companies to boost prices for goods and fueling concern among investors that inflation could hobble the post-pandemic economic recovery. 

"Lumber prices have shot to more than four times what is typical, pushing up home prices and obliterating renovation budgets. Copper, a cog of industry found throughout the home and in electronics, hit record prices Friday."

With the rise in corn prices, can we wean gasoline from ethanol?

ITEM 17: Zero Hedge reported, $50,000 worth of wood could be used to build 10 homes a year ago.

Today it would build only 2.

Bidenomics is becoming worse than Carternomics.

This happens when you replace a capitalist billionaire with a crooked communist.

ITEM 18: Electroverse reported, "Following its coldest APRIL since 1922, England is now on for its coldest MAY since record-keeping began some 362 years ago–since the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715)!

"Back in 1659, England was still processing the death of Oliver Cromwell, who, after the execution of King Charles I, had ruled the Commonwealth of England for 5 years. The year 1659 is also the start date of the Central England Temperature (CET) dataset, which has proved an invaluable resource for meteorologists and climate scientists alike. Astonishingly, what the dataset reveals in 2021, in this time of supposed catastrophic global heating, is that England is on for its coldest May in more than three and a half centuries (at least).

"Even more astonishingly, note that 1659 falls within the early-stages of the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715)–a period of reduced global temperatures correlating with historically low solar activity during which the Sun was often devoid of sunspots for years and even decades at a time. Therefore, what the English are experiencing this May eclipses the extreme lows documented during the last full-blown Grand Solar Minimum."

How bad is it?

The story said, "Snow started falling on Tuesday, May 4, and was deep enough by Wednesday to allow the Lake District Ski Club to open its slopes. Members were giddy at the unusual sight of snow-covered mountains in May, according to club president Mike Sweeney."

He said, "I haven’t seen snow at this time of year before. These May flurries have been substantial, too, rivaling what the area would receive in the depths of winter."

Fear an Ice Age, not warmer temperatures.

ITEM 19: The New York Post ran a story about Hannah Sanford, 44, under the headline, "I used to work with Fauci — now I sell my orgasm art on OnlyFans."

Fauci only hired the best people.

ITEM 20: The Daily Mail reported, "A librarian at Cornell University has claimed libraries are 'fraught with racism' - and highlighted their book classification system as evidence of this bigotry. 

"Reanna Esmail, an outreach and engagement librarian at Cornell's Olin Library, spoke during a discussion last Friday aimed at combatting anti-Asian racism.

"She said: 'As a librarian, I see the ways in which my profession has the capacity to confront bias and misinformation in ways we approach and teach information and digital literacy. 

" 'Libraries are predominantly white fields, and Cornell is no exception in this regard. Libraries themselves also have a fraught history of being complicit in racism, and in some cases, upholding and disseminating racist ideas.' "

Well, she must be a racist because only a racist would sign up to work in racist places like libraries.

ITEM 21: CBS reported, "Michael Sangbong Rhee, 37, was arrested Thursday night at his home in Lake Forest. Irvine police say Rhee may have attacked a woman, believing she was white, in retaliation for the rise in hate crimes against Asian people.

"Irvine police say an Asian woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car near her apartment Thursday afternoon when she looked up to see Rhee standing at the door, holding a handgun. She told police she did not recognize Rhee, who ordered her to get into the back of her car if she wanted to live."

We live in a tit-for-tat world. Race is a powderkeg again, 57  years after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

FINALLYChristian Toto reported, "Critic Confessions: It’s Time for ‘SNL’ to Go. Politics aside, 'Saturday Night Live' has outlived its creative usefulness, cultural clout."

Bring back Mister Bill.

And the Ambiguously Gay Duo.

And Samurai (fill in the blank).

But really, bring back Mad TV.


  1. “Beyond Meat had a flaccid quarter. No amount of oral stimulation can cause this stock to grow. Its valuation appears buried, with little hope of future rise. Sell this shriveled hot dog post-haste.”

    Put me in, Cramer, I’m ready to play today
    Look at me, Ima be, CNBC…

    1. I never invested on this imposter. I doubt Mr. Hertz has either.

    2. That's good stuff. You can't beat it! They just need to work some wrinkles out and it will come together for them!

    3. hahaha you two never disappoint! You 3! Z too

  2. Item 18: Scientists believe the Sun was at its weakest in 2019 in the last 100 years or so — known as the solar minimum — and 2020 marks the beginning of the 25th cycle. But the odd thing is that solar activity, measured by the number of Sun spots at any given time, is pretty low even in 2020.

    On a brighter note, here in Naples, Florida it's pretty normal for this time of year except some of the snowbirds haven't left and may not!

    1. Winter herein NE Oregon held on trees were late in leafing out slowly coming the finally spring.
      Indeed, fear the cold.

    2. Winter herein NE Oregon held on trees were late in leafing out slowly coming the finally spring.
      Indeed, fear the cold.

    3. Every time I post the NOAA and scientific information on Face Book showing already a slight dip in nation wide I get censored.
      So The Medieval Warm Period (MWP), was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region, lasting from about 950 to 1250. Greenland had farming areas now covered in ice. We had the Little Ice Age (LIA) from the 14th to the mid-19th centuries when mankind was utilizing more carbon producing energy resources; so why is that? But seriously, average global temperatures over the past 1000 years had temperatures during the Medieval Warm Period similar to the first part of the 20th Century, and cooler temperatures during the Little Ice Age. Professor Valentina Zharkova who gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. But the media and Democrats ignore such information.  Reportedly Zharkova was one of the few that correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — only 2 out of 150 models predicted this. Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is in the cards beginning in 2020 and running for 350-400 years. Another little Ice Age.The last time we had a little ice age only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase. This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.
      NOAA estimates it will be cold into only 2070.
      One hopes she is wrong because 7 billion people having enough food with a greatly reduced growing season is not something one would want to consider.

    4. There is much question about the specific details on the sun's activity. We know since temperature stations were re-sited as part of an attempt to get good measurement (circa 2005), the US has gotten increasingly colder.

      My fear is that we know we are at the end of the geological warming period. How we move not into a little ice age but the big one is not well understood. I fear a two mile high advancing glacier a lot more than 1C of cooling over a hundred years. And some suggest they form much more quickly than we might expect.

    5. No biggie amr... Algore will simply have us buy more SUV's and temperatures will get back to normal. Just listen to our 'leaders' They know what's best s/

  3. 4&5 - Red states and red locals are our only hope to dig out of this. On July 1, Schlongtavious will be sworn in as an alderman in his town of 290. I am going to do my part.

    14 - ransom ware attacks have been going on for years. Most are not publicized due to embarrassment of the attacked party. A consultant friend I know has helped many companies pay off the hackers via Bitcoin.

    15 - if the vaccine was effective, why should they care?

    FINALLY - the wild and crazy guys. Hans and Franz.

    1. Master of Lard, congrats on the July 1st swearing in. Make the Surber Community proud!!!

    2. We will become a sanctuary city for the constitution!!

    3. As you should. I tip my hat to you!!!

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    1. Pat and friends; Terry, Alex, Chris, Lindsey, Sam, Charlie, Andi, Carroll, Frankie and Jamie.

  5. #17. I'd call it Faucinomics, the problems began when President Trump listened to that China owned liar.

  6. “ Is there any way to unvaccinate yourself?

    Asking for a friend named me.”

    No, once you chose to introduce the DNA change agent into your body, it’s your roller coaster ride to their destination. Good luck, I think you’re going to need it.

  7. Michelle Obama said, "You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine."

    I would not hang out with Michelle Obama if I bathed in penicillin.

  8. DeSantis rocks! Smart, common sense policies combined with the ability to efficiently and effectively destroy left wing press narratives. The left is terrified of him. The country needs him desperately.

    1. Glad you're over your Noem infatuation. :-)

      She's a squish; so far, no sign of that from DeSantis...

    2. You were right, Snow. My bad. Noem won’t even stand up against US left wing idiots to protect the girls in SD. No way she stands up for the citizens of the US against international evil.

  9. Beyond sausage looks like a _____________.

  10. Item 2: I trust you can see why I call the WaPo the WaPoo; it's always WaPooping on us.

    Item 8: The STUPID is STRONG in these ones...

    Item 9: "Beyond Sausage" does NOT look "appetizing".

    Item 11: Glenn Reynolds has a great sense of humor.

    Item 15: I carry my Covid Vaccination card in my shirt pocket, so that I can pull it out, put it in my left hand, raise my right arm to 45 derees, und
    zay, "Hier ist mein papier, Herr/Frau OBERST!!"

    Item 19: Dang it, Don, you made me look!

    Finally: I gave up on SNL yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs ago...'78 or so. It's past my bedtime.

  11. "$50,000 worth of would could be used to build 10 homes."

    I think 'would' should be spelled 'lumber'. :)

  12. FINALLY...and here I thought Tommy Flanagan was occupying the White House as we speak...yeah, that's the ticket!

    1. No, neither Joe nor the Ho is that mentally agile.

  13. 8: As Debbie Boone sang, "You light up my life."

    9: As George Castanza said, "IT'S SHRINKAGE!!!"

    14: Should've heeded the late great El-Rushbo and subcribed to IDrive.

    15: Hanging out with Big Mike? Should I bring some Beyond Sausage so we can compare 'packages'?

  14. 'Morning, fellow curling enthusiasts...

    2 - Ask the WaPo clowns for a claim construction proposal for the word "democracy" - it might surprise us (actually, probably not, but they sure aren't using the dictionary definition...)

    4 - "The revolution is taking place in statehouses, not DC." Exactly - and at the county and local level as well. Just defend the Constitution (which is absolute), and if push comes to shove, dare the illegitimate junta in dc to enforce their diktats, and watch what happens.

    6 - Note the data in there - and why we have to think beyond "red states" and "blue states." The blue states consist mostly of blue cores with red hinterlands. Most of the territory of many of these states (even NY!) is on OUR side.

    14 - As "iowahawk" asked this morning - "Cripes, what's next? Disco?" (Maybe there will be a revival of "When Things Were Rotten.")

    FINALLY - Replace it with curling.

  15. Item 6: On the other hand, Stefanik told CBS News that she’s “among the 10 most bipartisan members of Congress.” Is that what we want from the Republican leadership, bipartisanism (a.k.a. “Go along to get along”)?

    Item 14: Sounds like DarkSide is kicking back 10% of the ransom to “the big guy.”

    Item 20: ”A librarian at Cornell University has claimed libraries are 'fraught with racism'” So I guess Dewey was a white guy?

  16. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    2: Not to mention saying the election was stolen, the vaccine has a body count, Oriental Lung Rash is phony, the lying dogfaced pony soldier has the mental capacity of a clam, as does Chlamydia, etc.

    3: Might want to check if there's a Lavrenti Beria in the family tree.

    7: Have a feeling this doesn't change until several million Americans show up at SCROTUS and on Capitol Hill and give the crew a really good scare.

    9: They missed their market. Sell 'em as dildos.

    11: Back in the old days, when movies were still good (we're talking like the middle 60s), the Globes was more of a boozy frat party than a pretentious lefty awards show.

    15: You wanna hang out with us

    I'd rather hang myself.

    17: $50,000 worth of what?

    I looked at the piece so I know it's lumber, but you might want to fix that. Some are not as intellectually curious.

    19: Orgasm art? If it was with the Deep State Dwarf, she must be the easiest climax in history.

  17. 15. No. You were duped into getting vaxed in the first place. Unless you're >80 and/or in poor cardiovascular health your were in greater risk from seasonal influenza. This has been the greatest gaslighting in the history of the world.

    1. Kinda gotta agree JW. For the, Democrats to constantly insist that we need to vax, something isn't kosher! #Ineedfactsbeforethevax! I made that up, I'm not even on Twatter. My apologies....

  18. 10. Rockets funded by the biden administration.

    20. A consequence of black studies majors.

  19. #9 Tried Beyond Meat, and it was gross. Too much oil came out during cooking. The flavor was awful.

    1. Ponder that it might be a set-up. The greenies are talking now about how we should head toward getting most of our protein from eating bugs. So they will eventually try to get that Beyond Junk accepted by making it seem good in comparison.

      (N.b. - If Don used this negotiating strategy on his wife - but instead talking a lot about getting a brand new Cirrus SR22 as the outrageous starting position - he'd have his Bentley by now. :-) )

  20. #15 Bwahahaha! I never would want to hang out with Mooch.

  21. Re: SNL

    I loved Toonces.

  22. ITEM 10 - At least three of the nine children killed in Gaza were done in by one of their own rockets falling short of the border. If they shoot rockets at Jerusalem, I hope they would hit Al Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock. That would be acts of slum clearance.

    ITEM 14 - Speaking of Israel, Colonial and other infrastructure companies would do well to acquire Israel's most advanced firewall systems, which have protected their utilities against decades of hacking attempts.

  23. #4 "Texans voted Republican and actually got Republican."
    I wish West Virginia could do that.

    #14 The FBI is reporting that Russian gangsters are behind ransomware deal. This may or may not be true given that since the FBI has become an appendage of the Democrat Party, they have no credibility.

  24. 1. Just what Chicago needs: more gun laws they won't enforce.

    2. Whose reality would that be? WaPo's or the real thing?

    3. Damn white of Minehaha and Dick to worry about the people falsely accused of insurrection four monthsw after the fact, now that their boy's in the White House.

    4. That's where the revolution should take place. The TV stars in Congress are getting too big for their britches.

    5. Defund the CDC, NIH, and NIAID.

    17. And that's even if Jimmy Carter builds your house for you.

  25. Suggestions for the boring and un-funny SNL. Bring back the "Church Lady" plus "Doug and Wendy Whiner".

  26. 10, "One would think that after a half-century of getting their ass kicked, militant Arabs would give up by now."

    This is the result of brainwashing children in school, generation after generation. What generation are we on? The third? The fourth? Our "educated" chickens are now coming home to roost. How's it working out for us?

  27. Item 20 right beneath Olin is the Asian collection called Kroch library. Nearby is Ho Plaza, named after a Chinese alum. One Caucasian historian was honored as a national treasure by the King of Thailand. A former President of Taiwan graduated from Cornell. I can tell as an Asian alum that the Asian students are probably the most racist ones there.

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    1. Oh Come on Fred! Where do you get off asking that? It's not Hard to figure out. Sling those ideas against the wall and see what sticks! Let me know, don't leave me hanging...