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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Highlights of the News

BREAKING NEWS: Forget the Bentley. I want a singing hood ornament.

ITEM 1: Conrad Black wrote, "It is time for Americans to contemplate the possibility that the United States may be surpassed as the world’s most influential country. The Chinese have just won the greatest strategic victory in the last 30 years since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. However it originated, the novel coronavirus was repressed within China by recourse to draconian measures but was deliberately permitted to infect the rest of the world, enabling China to exploit the blunderbuss Western lockdowns and make a giant leap towards economic preeminence in the world. 

"This push toward Chinese economic preeminence was something widely predicted prior to the Trump era but clearly was not happening in the first three years of the Trump presidency, as unemployment nearly vanished in the United States, illegal immigration was almost completely stopped, and American economic growth soared, generated by an increasing workforce and sharp gains among the lowest 20 percent of income earners. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic almost 16 months ago, however, the United States and the West generally have suffered a severe economic slowdown, vast increases in the money supply, and an epochal spike in unemployment."

Red China got what it wanted.

President Biden.

ITEM 2: The First Amendment's latest advocate is its hottest.

The New York Post reported, "A Miss New Jersey contestant on stage at the competition railed against an 'epidemic of censorship and entitlement' taking over school campuses — claiming that the words 'I’m offended' are being used to silence students and fire professors.

"Beauty queen Justine Murray delivered the fiery speech blasting censorship last week during the pageant at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City."

She said, "Our generation is experiencing an epidemic of censorship and entitlement. And it’s because our professors and our celebrities are teaching students to be narcissists, to believe that any of you that differs from their own is an existential threat.

"And this is what I experienced on my own campus with censorship to the point where people believe that speech is violence so that they can threaten other people with violence, simply because they disagree with them."

Succinct and deadly accurate.

This gives me a small sliver of hope for this awful century.

Tim Hawk's story for NJ Advance Media failed to even mention Murray. Once again, a reporter covers an event and misses the most important development.

ITEM 3: Axios reported, "Rich Lowry stepping down as editor of National Review's print magazine."

The changing of the guard story failed to mention Lowry's biggest achievement in 23 years as editor: the Against Trump issue. I wrote at the time, "National Review Hoists White Flag, Defiantly Rows To Outcast Island."

Its circulation was 200,000 in 1992. Now it is roughly one-third that (75,000). When online subscribers are added, it hits 110,000.

I wish the new editor, Ramesh Ponnuru, luck because NR is a fun dead horse to flog.

And in Lowry's defense, at least NR still exists, unlike Bill Kristol's Weekly Standard.

Ahoy!

ITEM 4: Hamas-Shielding AP said, "Biden administration officials are insisting that the election of a hard-liner as Iran’s president won’t affect prospects for reviving the faltering 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. But there are already signs that their goal of locking in a deal just got tougher.

"Optimism that a deal was imminent faded as the latest talks ended Sunday without tangible indications of significant progress. And on Monday, in his first public comments since the vote, incoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi rejected a key Biden goal of expanding on the nuclear deal if negotiators are able to salvage the old one.

"At the same time, Raisi is likely to raise Iran’s demands for sanctions relief in return for Iranian compliance with the deal, as he himself is already subject to U.S. human rights penalties."

Poor Josef Biden.

Iran showed its true colors before he could give away the store to them.

Israel has been a loyal ally to America for 75 years.

Democrats hate Israel.

Iran has shouted Death to America for 40-plus years. Democrats support Iran.

ITEM 5: Red State reported, "Senate Republicans torpedoed the For the People Act, a federal takeover of elections, on Tuesday night. The legislation received 50 affirmative votes along party lines, with no Republican support. Democrats were unable to overcome the GOP filibuster to move forward with the legislation."

Good job, Republicans.

Democracy survives another day.

ITEM 6: Yahoo reported, "Police in New Jersey are looking for five people who they say abducted and assaulted a waitress who chased after them over an unpaid $70 bill, authorities said.

"The group ran out on the bill at a restaurant in Gloucester County south of Philadelphia around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Washington Township police said."

Who does that to a waitress over $70?

I hope the prosecutor treats the case like a kidnapping and seeks life sentences for these people.

ITEM 7: The Western Journal reported, "Waitress Sees Burning Car on Side of Highway, Races to Pull Bleeding Driver Out Before It Explodes."

Oh my goodness.

Amazing.

ITEM 8: Fox reported, "A New Jersey school board has reversed plans to remove all holiday names from their school calendar after parents expressed outrage at an emergency meeting on the decision.

"The Randolph Board of Education voted 8-1 Monday to reinstate the holidays after dozens of members of the community voiced outrage during the public comment portion of the meeting."

The board was miffed that parents protested when the board changed Columbus Day to Indigenous People Day. So the board decided to take all the holiday names away.

Why not change a few of those names. The day after Thanksgiving can be changed to Teachers Wanna Shop Day. 

Pre-Columbian Indians were terrible people who practiced human sacrifice, slavery, and cannibalism.

And the idea of Noble Savages is as colonial as it gets.

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dismissed prospects for an early resumption of diplomacy with the United States, saying Tuesday that U.S. expectations of talks would “plunge them into a greater disappointment.”

"Kim Yo Jong’s blunt statement indicates that the diplomatic impasse over North Korea’s nuclear program is likely to continue unless the North suffers greater pandemic-related economic difficulties and needs urgent outside assistance, some experts said.

"Hope for a restart of nuclear talks flared briefly after Kim Jong Un said last week that his country must be ready for both dialogue and confrontation, though more for confrontation. U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan called Kim’s comments an interesting signal.

"On Tuesday, Kim Yo Jong derided Sullivan’s response." 

Boy howdy.

She said, "It seems that the U.S. may interpret the situation in such a way as to seek a comfort for itself. The expectation, which they chose to harbor the wrong way, would plunge them into a greater disappointment."

The world knows Biden is a joke.

ITEM 10: Zero Hedge reported, "China-Backed Media Highly Critical Of Texas' New Permitless Carry Law."

And the China-backing newspapers in the United States are none too pleased either.

ITEM 11: The Austin American-Statesman ran a fact-check on itself by Politifact, "Fact-check: Did a local report omit a suspect's description 'because he's black'?"

Politifact said it was false.

However, the original AAS story said, "The American-Statesman is not including the description as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes. If more detailed information is released, we will update our reporting."

Politifact said quoting the newspaper mischaracterizes what it said.

But if the decision not to mention the suspect's race had nothing to do with the color of his skin, what exactly did the editor mean by "perpetuating stereotypes"?

ITEM 12: Kyle Hupfer wrote, "Bad-Faith Democrat Attacks On Election Integrity Are Failing."

He began, "A recent legal proceeding in Florida proves the cheap, theatrical partisanship driving nationwide Democrat attacks on election integrity. Priorities USA, a Democrat super PAC, sued the state of Florida, claiming it made voting-by-mail too difficult.

"One of the plaintiffs, a Yale graduate student, was asked in a deposition to explain why returning his ballot was difficult. ​He explained it was a 30-minute walk to his nearest post office. He was then asked if he knew of Google and if he had used it to look for a closer mailbox. He stated that he had not used Google or done any other research to find closer mailboxes. The student was unaware of the USPS mailbox six blocks away from his apartment or that he could use the mailbox at his apartment complex. This disastrous deposition could have been the reason the Democrats gave up on the case, walking away before the trial even began."

Yale.

Yale graduate student.

ITEM 13: Breitbart reported, "Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested how the United States could punish the Communist Chinese government for its role in the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic."

He told Fox, "I think there’s a lot of steps we could take that would make China pay for this pandemic,. And they’re steps that, frankly, should have been taken long ago. For instance, we can revoke their permanent most favored nation status. So, the president, the Congress have to decide every year if we’re going to continue giving special trade privileges to China. We could insist that international financial organizations, like the World Bank, treat China like the advanced industrial economy it is, not a Third World economy, as it once was, and stop giving them sweetheart financing deals.

"We can yank visas from Chinese Communist Party officials and their kids, so they can’t benefit from the United States’ free and open system and our world-class higher education institutions.

"There’s a lot that we can do to make China pay for this and make it clear that we’re taking these actions in part because of Chinese malevolence and deceitfulness in unleashing this pandemic on the world."

I am starting to cotton up to Cotton. He speaks my language.

We should not be doing business with genocidal, slave-owning Red China. Period.

ITEM 14: NBC reported, "Black people represented the largest increase in traffic deaths last year than any other racial group, even as Americans drove less overall due to the pandemic, according to recently released data.

"An estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020 — the largest projected number of deaths since 2007, according the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of black people who died in such crashes was up 23% from 2019, the largest increase in traffic deaths among racial groups, according to the administration’s report."

Americans drove fewer miles but deaths were up?

The story said, "Calvin Gladney, president of Smart Growth America, said the pandemic has only exacerbated the longstanding problem. He said there are three major reasons black people bear the brunt of roadway injuries: infrastructure, design and racism."

Maybe it is racism. Maybe police are afraid if they pull over a black driver they will be accused of making a DWB (Driving While Black) traffic stop. Maybe because of this fear, black drivers get away with breaking traffic rules. And breaking traffic rules increases the odds of a traffic fatality.

ITEM 15: AP reported, "More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement.

"A spokesperson for Houston Methodist hospital system said 153 employees either resigned in the two-week suspension period or were terminated on Tuesday.

"The case over how far health care institutions can go to protect patients and others against the coronavirus has been closely watched. It's believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. But it won’t be the end of the debate."

Hold on there.

We shut down a $20 trillion a year economy so that the hospitals would not be overrun with covid 19 patients, and a year later hospitals are firing workers?

Governor Abbott should get both sides together, lock them in a room, and not let them out until they reach an agreement.

We moved heaven and earth for them and these ingrates are squabbling over a vaccine. Do hospital administrators even know how a vaccine works? Even the NFL is not firing the unvaccinated, and the NFL is run by some pretty stupid people.

ITEM 16: Market Watch reported, "When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the same vehicle, even though it’s used.

"Then they’re selling it to consumers for more than $33,000.

"Welcome to the wacky world of U.S. car and truck sales, where the pandemic and a global shortage of computer chips have pushed prices to record levels.

"In the past year, used vehicle prices on average have climbed 30%, according to Black Book, which tracks car and truck data. That’s created many crazy situations where high-demand vehicles are selling for more than they did when they were new, said Alex Yurchenko, the company’s senior vice president of data science."

Wife should have let me buy that Bentley last year when they were slashing prices.

ITEM 17: MSN reported, "Military officials said Monday that vessels participating in a Russian naval exercise in international waters off Hawaii are beginning to move away from the islands.

"Capt. Mike Kafka, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokesman, said the closest Russian ships were confirmed to have come within 20 to 30 nautical miles off Hawaii."

Putin really fears us under Josef Biden, doesn't he?

Remember when Biden bragged about confronting Corn Pop as a lifeguard?

The world is kicking sand in the Corn Pop confronter's face daily.

ITEM 18: The Daily Mail reported, "The mayor of a small town in Colorado has banned his Board of Trustees and guests from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at public meetings because of what he called 'direct threats' in his community.    

"Shane Fuhrman, the mayor of the 550-person mountain town Silverton, made the announcement at a board meeting on June 14, which is Flag Day.  

"But the entire room of attendees, and two board members, stood up and recited the pledge anyway, to which Fuhrman responded by threatening to kick them all out of the meeting. 

"Fuhrman explained that he made the executive decision to ban the pledge 'due to direct and indirect threats and inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings and the general divisiveness of issues created in our community.'"

Fear Führer Fuhrman's fury.

Dear Silverton, Colorado: Stop electing crazy people.

ITEM 19: The Daily Mail also reported, "IKEA in Atlanta is under fire after its management team devised a 'racially insensitive' menu for Juneteenth which featured fried chicken and watermelon."

Well, that was dumb.

But there are black people who ate fried chicken and watermelon on Juneteenth because it is summer!

Don't be so easily offended that you turn down tasty food.

ITEM 20: Newsweek reported, "As temperatures hit triple digits during California's heat wave last week, the state's power grid operators encouraged residents to relieve pressure on the grid by charging their electric vehicles before the peak energy use times of day.

"The California Independent System Operator (ISO), which oversees the grid, called upon Californians to conserve energy twice last week through the use of Flex Alerts, which ask residents to practice energy conservation on a voluntary basis. Charging electric vehicles before the time period covered by the alerts was included on a list of energy conservation tips the California ISO posted on Twitter, as was avoiding use of large appliances and turning off extra lights."

If only there were an alternative to electric cars.

I hear that in Red China they have automobiles that run on gasoline, a fuel that does not require 8 hours of recharging every night.

FINALLY, New York Republicans gave their town hope.

New York, New York, gets a guardian angel.

81 comments:

  1. "Why not change a few of those names. The day after Thanksgiving can be changed to Teachers Wanna Shop Day."

    I am surprised that Black Friday has not been protested.

    Black ink would then be outlawed.

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    1. Black ink.
      Black holes.
      Black clouds.
      Black moods.
      Remember the parent who wanted the Spanish word for black banned from her child's Spanish language class because she found it offensive?

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    2. Black coffee... I make a point of saying PLAIN when they ask "cream, sugar?"

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    3. "Remember the parent who wanted the Spanish word for black banned from her child's Spanish language class because she found it offensive?"

      Does she know about the entire (100%-white) country named "Montenegro"????

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    4. I can remember the complaints about a synonym for cheap.

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    5. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
      .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  2. "I hear that in Red China they have automobiles that run on gasoline, a fuel that does not require 8 hours of recharging every night."

    How many windfarms are there in China ?

    None.

    And next year there will be twice as many.

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    1. One idiot supposedly said something like, "Use solar power at night when the demand is low."

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    2. China has a good natural crop of wind, they don't need to grow any more.

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  3. Item 17: I had all but forgotten about the mighty battle between 'Pant Load' and 'Corn Pop'.

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  5. FINALLY: I loved seeing Rudy next to Curtis. Rudy is one tough man.

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  6. Don’t forget to tip your waitress

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  7. Ms. Murray gives hope for the future. Looked to me like the second questioner/judge was somewhat discombobulated by her remarks.

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  8. Last I heard China purchases our stripped mined western coal for their power plants. I worked on testing two of their units some years ago and I don't remember them having the bag houses and other equipment that reduces pollution.

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  9. Item 5: The Republic survives another day. FIFY

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  10. Item 15: “More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned” Alternate headline: “Houston hospital system cuts off nose to spite face” Where do these genius administrators think they’re going to find replacements? Nursing schools that have been shut down for the last year? A hospital is not like a restaurant that can put a sign on the sidewalk that says “Now Hiring.”

    Item 19: “But there are black people who ate fried chicken and watermelon on Juneteenth because it is summer!” Surprise! White people eat fried chicken and watermelon, too.

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    1. Item 15: They can hire immigrants who say they are nurses. No documentation necessary.

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    2. Maybe I should go to my local hospital and tell them I “identify” as a brain surgeon. That’s where the big money is! ;-)

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    3. When I was a consultant, I had several hospitals as clients. Some required all employees to get flu shots as a condition of employment. Thankfully, they didn’t require it from the consultants. I would venture to guess they will be doing the same with Covid vaccines.

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  11. As Little Nicky said, "Popeyes chicken is Fu*king awesome"...

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  12. Item 2 - New Jersey needs a Governor who thinks like that!

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  13. Item 12 - Ivy Leaguers, Dead Heads, what’s the difference??? Answer - Dead Heads mean no harm….

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  14. 14: Another possibility is doing the "gangsta lean" while driving is a poor driver position and requires that the seat belt not be used.

    Remember Ashli Babbitt!

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    1. My first thought upon reading that was that a lot of young black men don't wear seat belts because!!

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  15. Item 15: Don, here's another way to look at the requirement for hospital employee vaccination. Hospitals and other employers have a duty to protect those they serve as patients or customers. An unvaccinated employee is more likely to be the source of covid infection. And there is plenty of precedent for employer-mandated requirements that affect employment. Airlines might require drug-testing for pilots for example. My wife needed to have a hepatitis B vaccine shot and TB test before she was hired at a mental health agency. The list goes on.

    Not mentioned in the article is the very likely lawsuit against a hospital after a patient contracts Covid-19 in hospital and dies when vaccination is not required. You think a jury will side with the hospital in a case like this? This is a no-brainer for the hospital.

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    1. For an illness less deadly than the flu? With a vaccine which is problematic? I side with the 150 who are not sheeple.

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    2. Yes, there employer-mandated requirements that are legal, like drug-testing, hep B shots, TB shots, etc. All of these have gone through the 4- to 5-year approval process and been approved by the FDA. But there are also employer-mandated requirements that are not legal, like working for no pay (slavery), having sex with the boss, and taking experimental drugs. After the China Virus Vaccine has gone through the requisite 4- or 5-year approval process, and when (or more likely, IF) the vaccine is approved by the FDA, THEN an employer can legally mandate getting the vaccine, just like hep B and TB vaccines.

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    3. Yes, there employer-mandated requirements that are legal, like drug-testing, hep B shots, TB shots, etc. All of these have gone through the 4- to 5-year approval process and been approved by the FDA. But there are also employer-mandated requirements that are not legal, like working for no pay (slavery), having sex with the boss, and taking experimental drugs. After the China Virus Vaccine has gone through the requisite 4- or 5-year approval process, and when (or more likely, IF) the vaccine is approved by the FDA, THEN an employer can legally mandate getting the vaccine, just like hep B and TB vaccines.

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    4. For an injection that’s experimental, untested, not a vaccine, that is designed to change your DNA, that more is revealed every day of the changes to the body, that has killed more than all vaccines over the last fifteen years? You’re beyond stupid.

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    5. Can you cite a source for this? "An unvaccinated employee is more likely to be the source of covid infection."
      (in relation to Coronavirus -- I'd agree with for some diseases. Probably not true, for example, for tetanus.)

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    6. I get the deference given to hospitals. They have a history of requiring vaccinations to work there.

      However, I don't think this would stand upon appeal. The vaccination is still experimental. There are some nasty side effects to young people, especially young males suggesting the demand to take the vaccine could actually harm you.

      On appeal they will win this.

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    7. My, my. Musta struck a nerve with some of you boys. Simmer down now. The point is a private employer can make any requirements for employment he chooses as long as they're legal and employees, prospective or already employed can decide if they want to comply. If they are employed and don't want to comply, said employer can fire them. Simple as that.

      Or maybe we should bring the federal government in to settle the matter? Would that be a good idea?

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    8. Jmod46, I called for Abbott to moderate. I am not taking sides. I am saying: Be fully staffed because the rest of us made a lot of sacrifices to protect hospitals from being overrun last year. There are conflicting rights, which is why we have courts.

      I don't care who is right or who is wrong. I just want a doctor and nurse to be there when I break my leg.

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    9. Okay. Provided that, if an employer requires an experimental vaccine be taken by its employees and any employees have negative issues as a result, the employer will be held responsible. Employees thus affected should be able to sue the drawers off any company making such demands.

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    10. It is not legal to require your employees to participate in a medical experiment. Until the vaccines receive official approval rather than EUA, that is what this is.

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    11. Well, Don, you are absolutely correct in stating your point with regard to Abbott, which apparently I glossed over. Are you by chance offering a remedial reading course for folks like me?

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    12. LOL

      I would be the first in line for such a course.

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  16. A couple of years ago Texas approved open carry and my anti gun friends predicted slaughter in the streets. Not only did that not happen but my sister who lives in Texas said recently that she had only seen two people carrying openly. In a recent visit we were in a restaurant and observed approximately 40% seemed to be exercising concealed carry. Fairly easy to spot if you are really looking.

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    1. As it says in the Talmud, it’s not the knife, it’s the fool who holds the handle.

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    2. Mae West: "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

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  17. Re: Rich the 'Rat Louse Lowry, don't the door hit you in the rear end on your way out. Poor Wm. F. Buckley entrusted Louse with his legacy and Louse ruined it for "cred" with 'Rats in Manhattan and D.C. Louse is a shameless JERK JERKING and so is the crew left-overs there at NR. OUT OF BUSINESS completely is what they deserve. Let poor Wm. F. Buckley R.I.P. after ripping his heart out. Wasn't it Don Surber who called Louse Lowry the "passive-aggressive pansy". (I's use a different p-work...)

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  18. Item 2: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH-RAH!!!!!!!!!

    "Tim Hawk's story for NJ Advance Media failed to even mention Murray." Once again, this is why I despise, detest, and totally distruyst the media.

    Item 3: I stopped reading NRO when it went NEVER TRUMP in 2015. Never read the magazine. Never will.

    Item 4: "Israel has been a loyal ally to America for 75 years.

    Democrats hate Israel." Dems are evil.

    ITEM 10: Zero Hedge reported, "China-Backed Media Highly Critical Of Texas' New Permitless Carry Law."
    "And the China-backing newspapers in the United States are none too pleased either." I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not bummed for them.

    Item 11: I consider "Politifact" to be Politifalse.

    Item 12: I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amused. That Yaley! Is he dumb, or just ignorant?

    Item 19: Hating fried chicken and watermelon is UN-AMERICAN.

    Item 20: California Crazy...

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  19. The joy of ripping on what National Review has become reminds me of this Iowahawk classic: https://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/t-coddington-van-voorhees-vii/

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    1. If you don't read Dave Burge's twitter
      https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog
      you're really missing out on some humor. And many great car pics. Plus interspersed tacky jokes.

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  20. The song your mermaid should sing is one of the one-hit wonders of all time: “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff N’ The Tears. Sniff defines Ultimate Cool by really not giving a shite if his voice is a little, uh, weak. You go with what the Lord gave you, youknowhatahmsayin?

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  21. "Israel has been a loyal ally to America for 75 years."

    On June 8, 1967, 34 American servicemen were killed during an Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

    Jonathan Jay Pollard is a former intelligence analyst for the United States government. In 1987 Pollard pleaded guilty to spying for and providing top-secret classified information to Israel.

    GHISLAINE Maxwell and her paedophile lover Jeffrey Epstein were both Israeli spies who took pictures of powerful men having sex with underage girls to blackmail them, their alleged Mossad handler has sensationally claimed.

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    1. The U.S. Navy has been making liberty port calls in Israel for the last 40 years. They got over the Liberty incident and it's time you did too.

      As for Epstein and Maxwell, prove it.

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    2. Interesting that the Liberty incident is still being brought up over 50 years later, when the Tarnak Farms incident has long since been forgotten.

      What's that, you ask? Let's quote Wikipedia:

      "The Tarnak Farm incident refers to the killing, by a American Air National Guard pilot, of four Canadian soldiers and the injury of eight others from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group (3PPCLIBG) on the night of April 17, 2002, near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

      "An United States F-16 fighter jet piloted by Air National Guard Major Harry Schmidt dropped a laser-guided 500-pound (230 kg) bomb on the Canadians, who were conducting a night firing exercise at Tarnak Farms."

      So, knifecatcher, should Canada consider the United States forevermore an enemy? That was less than 20 years ago, after all. Or do such things apply only to a certain people whose name begins with "J" and ends with "ews"?

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    3. "Or do such things apply only to a certain people whose name begins with "J" and ends with "ews"?"

      When you realize you are losing an argument, it is common to abandon the argument and attack the person. It is one of many forms of arguments called ad hominem, or to the person.

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    4. True. Thus, for example, your bringing up an incident from over 50 years ago and using it to claim that Israel is an enemy of the USA, while ignoring incidents such as the one I mentioned, is an example of an ad hominem, and shows that you're losing the argument.

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  22. 'Morning, fellow curling enthusiasts...

    8 - "Pre-Columbian Indians were terrible people who practiced human sacrifice, slavery, and cannibalism." That's what the left has planned for the populace - it's actually why they admire pre-columbian indians so much. (N.b. - When Cortez arrived in Mexico, he easily accumulated a vast army of indian allies - and took a much more difficult route to Tenochtitlan in order to accumulate them; when he told the locals he was going to go kick the Aztecs' butts, they signed up in droves. There are reasons that they were so anxious to do so...)

    10 - Congratulations once again to Texas for finally catching up with... Vermont.

    12 - At this point, I assume that pretty much anyone enrolled at an Ivy League school (undergrad or grad) was admitted due to one of: legacy, minority, or jock.

    16 - The Tacoma is the best vehicle in the world - and the best one made in the USA.

    17 - Putin is a thug but isn't stupid, and he knows a clown when he sees one. And he had the measure of you-know-who as well a few years back ("Putin is basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard." -- Iowahawk)

    18 - "Divisive" is leftistspeak for "anything we don't like and which thus should be suppressed without either vote or discussion." Their own divisive stuff? Well, that's just their edgy avant-garde stuff that we rubes don't understand. We need to get rid of these clowns.

    19 - Interesting in the photo is that it looks like there is polenta on the table, and they got that wrong. Should be grits, right? (Fun fact - the national dish of Zambia is "nshima" - first time I was there I was wondering what it was... until I saw it and realized that it was... grits.)

    20 - And remember, part of the "plan" (sic) is to have all these EVs be putting power back into the grid after hours. None of these people studied either math or physics at any time...

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  23. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    Masthead: It may cost more than the Bentley, Mr Bond.

    1: Give it some time. The Reds are still in big trouble at home. We've heard this line wrt Japan and Germany and it all fell apart.

    4, 5: Demos may well be looking for a way out of the Joe, Ho, Pelo mess.

    Reinstatement may be it.

    8: And they weren't even indigenous. Their genome says a third came from Europe, the rest from Asia. Some anthropologists think they may have exterminated any truly indigs.

    More to the point, the people are rebelling. Not the way the Lefties want, but it's happening.

    Guess what happens when they want a real President.

    14: You get what you pay for.

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    1. #1 - You are dead on correct there. China has passed no one except on the way back. Old and poor on a per capita basis, with no respect for IP driving advanced investment OUT of the country, and with low cost Asian neighbors to take the other stuff. China is in serious trouble.

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  24. I voted for Sliwa in the Republican primary and I'm glad I did.

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  25. Don - Like you I really liked the Allstate Hood Ornament commercial. I liked it so much that I made my own version of it but changed the music to something from this aging boomer's past.

    Here is my version:

    https://youtu.be/51hvqRrMaBo

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    1. Mad Magazine did a memorable spoof of an Allstate commercial 60 years ago. "Ed Reamer" interviewed hard luck policyholder Wilber Tsouris, who had lost everything. So he was asked if Allstate compensated him promptly. "Yes, but I have one question. What can I do with a house, a car and a factory that can fit in the palms of my hand?"

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  26. My one regret is that Justine didn’t announce she was setting down with Project Veritas during her monologue.

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  28. I just traded in my 2018 Honda Accord, fairly loaded. Paid $29,000 for it, got $26,000 in trade (33,000 miles) and now it's listed for $29,600.

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  29. 14. Do drive by shootings classify as traffic related fatalities.
    15. I believe something like 700+ employees are exempt due to religious and other exemptions. I guess no one can pass wuhan flu if they are exempt. Certainly seems overreach to me.

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  30. 11. Local news blocked out the shooter's face in the video of a thug murdering a Korean guy and wounding his wife. Wonder why?

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  33. Man, China is still running lockdowns as Covid cases are soaring in the cities in the province around Hong Kong, the richest high-tech, high GDP province in the country. This hasn't gone well for them at all.

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  34. Item 18: The Trustees should have given the Mayor the heave-ho out of the meeting. Hard enough to make him bounce twice on the pavement.

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  35. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
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