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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Alec Baldwin tweeted in response to a police shooting on September 22, 2017, "I wonder how it feels to wrongly kill someone."

Sadly, he now knows. This isn't karma because the woman he killed, Halyna Hutchins, did nothing to warrant her death.

No, the lesson here is that Bill S. Preston (played by Alex Winter in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure") was right when he said, "Be excellent to each other."

I would have to have a heart of stone not to feel some of Baldwin's pain. Please pray for him.

ITEM 2: It is not as if he isn't a jerk.

There is plenty of evidence he is a major league jerk. For example, New York magazine reported on July 22, 2008, "Alec Baldwin supposedly got really angry with Diane Sawyer after she had to reschedule their interview about his new divorce memoir because of her husband Mike Nichols’s heart surgery."

You pray for him because you aren't a jerk.

ITEM 3: Hot Air reported, "Camera crew walked off set of Baldwin movie due to working conditions hours before shooting.

"Camera crews aren’t responsible for handling props on the set, are they?

"Even so, this LA Times scoop raises the obvious possibility that if the camera crew was disgruntled about labor conditions, maybe the prop master was too. And if the camera crew was replaced by non-union labor, maybe the prop master was replaced by someone who wasn’t up to the job.

"In fact, the bombshell here — if true — is that there were problems with props on the set before the fatal shooting yesterday.

"Per the Times, the crew was upset about long hours, low pay, and the fact that they were being asked to commute to Santa Fe from Albuquerque, a 50-mile drive, instead of being allowed to stay at hotels in town. This was a low-budget production and producers evidently didn’t want to foot that bill.

"Eventually it reached the point where they walked — just hours before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed."

This story just became far more interesting.

ITEM 4Matt Posky reported, "AutoNation Wildly Profitable While Car Prices Are Grotesquely High."

AutoNation under its CEO Mike Jackson provides a service and deserves compensation. 

ITEM 5: Buried in the story was this: "Supply chains remain upended due to pandemic-related restrictions and manufacturers are still suppressing output due to the chip shortage. There are even claims that the industry is cutting production intentionally to reduce overhead and artificially spur demand to keep prices high — using the chip shortage as a convenient excuse.

"Whatever the reality, vehicle demand is likely to remain high for the foreseeable future and businesses are keen to capitalize on that fact. Jackson confessed that 'pent-up demand is building' and assumed the hardcore holdouts would eventually return to the dealership once inventories stabilized a bit. Considering people across the globe have only become more interested in private vehicle ownership as the pandemic has dragged on, there’s reason to believe him. But we’ll have to see how things shake down in 2022."

I would not put it above companies to do this. Anyone who does business with a slave country like Red China should not be trusted.

WARNING: BAD HISTORY AHEAD.

Robert Alexander wrote at Real Clear Politics, "The Framers Likely Would've Flunked the Filibuster."

The Founding Fathers begat the filibuster.

The official U.S. Senate History says, "The tactic of using long speeches to delay action on legislation appeared in the very first session of the Senate. On September 22, 1789, Pennsylvania Senator William Maclay wrote in his diary that the 'design of the Virginians . . . was to talk away the time, so that we could not get the bill passed.' As the number of filibusters grew in the 19th century, the Senate had no formal process to allow a majority to end debate and force a vote on legislation or nominations."

Of course the Founding Fathers supported the filibuster. The Constitution protects the rights of minorities from the mob.

ITEM 6Jordan Schachtel reported, "The Revolving Door: All 3 FDA-Authorized Covid Shot Companies Now Employ Former FDA Commissioners."

One little piggy went to Pfizer, one little piggy went to Moderna, and one little piggy ran all the way to his new home at Johnson & Johnson.

And they are far from the first.

I used to think power corrupts. Now I realize power is a magnet for corrupt people.

ITEM 7: The late night idiocy continues.

We don't have religious police who go around beheading infidels and apostates.

But we do have the Capitol Police who shoot unarmed protesters. Reform them.

ITEM 8Jacob Rubashkin reported, "Democrats are less worried about anything McAuliffe has done than they are about the larger political environment, specifically the drop in Biden’s job rating, which stood at 44% approve/50% disapprove in the latest 538 average."

Good.

Let them blame Biden.

Let McAuliffe believe that his tone-deaf response to parents concerned about schools -- "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach" -- was a nothingburger. 

Let them learn the hard way.

ITEM 9: Breitbart reported, "Democrat-Run Chicago Leads Pack on Orkin's 'Top 50 Rattiest Cities List.'"

You cannot spell Democrats without rats.

ITEM 10: The Catholic News Agency reported, "The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it hears oral arguments in another major abortion case.

"Both the Biden administration and abortion providers had challenged the Texas Heartbeat Act, a law which went into effect Sept. 1 and which restricts most abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat. The law is enforced through private civil lawsuits.

"On Friday, Oct. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider both challenges to the law and expedited the cases, with oral arguments scheduled for Nov. 1. The court will consider whether the federal government can sue to block implementation of the law by the state, state courts, and private citizens; it will also consider whether lawsuits under the law can move forward, according to the website SCOTUSBlog.

"In the meantime, the court is leaving the law in place as it considers both cases."

The court may abort Roe v. Wade this session.

ITEM 11: Biden held a townhall meeting and held his hands in a peculiar position. Someone filled in the blank. Who is the dog-faced pony soldier now?

Let's go Brandon! And the horse he rode in on.

ITEM 12: OutKick reported, "Biden Sees Record Drop In Approval Ratings, Sharpest Drop For Any U.S. President Since World War II."

Take THAT, Dick Nixon.

Not only does everyone want to have sex with Biden but he broke Nixon's record.

ITEM 13: Batya Ungar-Sargon wrote, "The Times has run articles declaring that wine and surfing are racist, and that it’s time to ‘decolonize botanical collections’ by ridding them of ‘structural racism’. It even ran an article about a 15-year-old girl who used the ‘N-word’ when she bragged about passing her driving test in a private video to a friend — which another student got his hands on and saved for three years until he could use it to get her kicked out of college.

"Stories like this seem to attract an unlimited audience in the way stories of crime once did for Joseph Pulitzer’s papers. That’s because articles that offend the woke person are crime stories for the affluent: stories of people just like themselves who commit crimes of thought or speech, and lose everything when they fall on the wrong side of the reigning orthodoxy. As the Twitter mob pursues small infractions as avidly as it does large ones, and as the etiquette keeps shifting, who dares trust their own ability to judge right from wrong?"

Woke is the new bigotry.

ITEM 14: Just the News reported, "A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Guantánamo Bay prisoner was being unlawfully detained by the U.S. government.

"According to The Hill, U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta granted Asadullah Haroon Gul's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, subsequently ruling that the U.S. was detaining him illegally."

Obama judge.

Now do the January 6 Capitol protesters.

ITEM 15: Fox 40 reported, "Former Sacramento Kings broadcaster and popular radio talk show host Grant Napear has filed a lawsuit against the company that fired him following a controversial tweet."

He dared to tweet, "All Lives Matter."

This is America. We take free speech seriously. If the owner of KHTK, which fired him, cannot understand that, it should lose its license.

ITEM 16: The Atlantic reported:

None will dare call it an insurrection.

But thanks for exonerating Donald Trump and his supporters.

FINALLY, the LGBT protest of David Chappelle proves his point. Netflix broadcast a tape of one of his concerts. Roxane Gay wrote in the New York Times, "One of the strangest but most telling moments in ‘The Closer’ is when Mr. Chappelle defends DaBaby, a rapper in the news for making pretty egregious homophobic remarks."

What did Chappelle say about DaBaby's bit?

He said, "Now you know, I go hard in the paint, but even I saw that shit and was like, ‘God damn, DaBaby.’

"Can’t do that. Can’t do that. But I do believe and I’ll make this point later that the kid made a very egregious mistake. I will acknowledge that. But, you know a lot of the LBGTQ community doesn’t know DaBaby’s history. He’s a wild guy. He once shot a nigga and killed him, in Walmart. Oh, this is true. Google it. DaBaby shot and killed a nigga in Walmart in North Carolina. Nothing bad happened to his career.

"Do you see where I am going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a nigga, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings."

Alec Baldwin, take note.

46 comments:

  1. OK Big D, I’ll take the bait. What REALLY happened in the Alec Baldwin shooting was that the director told him he needed more EMPATHY in a particular scene. Baldwin went bananas, grabbed a six shooter and pulled a bullet from his pocket, loading the gun and all the while raving about how he was gonna kill the motherhumper. The girl bravely stood between Alec and the director trying to talk him off the ledge, but to no avail. In short, Baldwin went to the funny farm. But make no mistake: THE DIRECTOR WAS THE INTENDED TARGET.

    BTW, the Trans Allegany Lunatic Asylum has completed Phase II of remodeling and is accepting new clients, those who require the much finer things in life! Please have Mr. Baldwin’s people get in touch with our people to arrange a private showing…

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  2. Item 11: Funniest damn thing I've seen all week!

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  3. Sorry, I have a heart of stone! My sympathies to the victim and her family. As for Baldwin, no prayers, no empathy. My well of compassion has been drained for all these leftist who want me locked up or dead. Disagreeing with you on this one Don. I guess you are a better man than me!

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    1. Goes double for me. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord. So is forgiveness.

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    2. Item #3 "This story [Baldwin] just became far more interesting."

      Not nearly as interesting as Americans losing every one of their Constitutional rights. How 'bout we keep our eye on the ball? Lord knows we won't be getting any help from Republicans. We're on our own. It's down to us and massive civil disobedience.

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    3. Jeffery, you know the first thing your Commie pals will do if they ever take over is suspend the Constitution.

      And you'll be jumping up and down, cheering.

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    4. You know, Ed, I don't think you even read comments before you start your usual BS. Exactly where did I cheer lead for Communism? Back up your bullshit. Cite chapter and verse, dumbass.

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  4. Actually, the director took Baldwin's parking spot and the cinematographer was a "thoughtless little pig" just like Baldwin's 11 year old daughter.

    Guns don't kill people. Alec Baldwin kills people.

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  5. How long will it take for the Justice Department to take over this investigation and then conclude there was nothing there?

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  6. Stone heart here. After all Baldwin's run in with people, I've nothing left for him. That was stretching for me to be so kind.

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  7. How interested are people about the lives of movie stars?

    Yesterday, 20 items in "Highlights of the News" elicited 62 comments, about 3 per item.
    One item about Alec Baldwin got 109 comments.

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  8. Alec Baldwin and Dick Cheney went hunting...

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  9. "... voicemail Alec Baldwin left his then-eleven year old daughter Ireland Baldwin in which he called her a "rude, thoughtless little pig." The voicemail spans for an impossible two minutes and includes Baldwin saying, "You've made me feel like s**t." He also threatened to "straighten [her] a** out." It ends with him warning her, "You better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me."

    That's his own daughter - but then couple that with punching, shoving, swearing and abusing numerous photographers, airline stewardesses, people who take his parking spot and the like, and I have no sympathy or prayers for this piece of work. Don't ask me have a heart for this heartless ass. That doesn't make me a bad person he has no excuse either Don, cardinal rule with firearms is Treat EVERY gun as a loaded gun. His didn't realize it was loaded is a dodge. Hope he is sued to homelessness

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    1. And never ever put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to pull it.

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    2. His didn't realize it was loaded is a dodge.

      WHY would he want to fire a loaded gun at those people?

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    3. I’m sure it was an accident kitty, but an avoidable accident if he treated the gun is loaded and kept his damn finger off the trigger. Want does not enter into it, his disregard for safety does

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  11. Baldwin IS the fig tree in the Gospels - his life works and actions to me show he is a faithless, heartless AND soul-less person. And Jesus had this to say about those whose faith and works bear no fruit

    "...In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.

    When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen."

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  12. re: Item 11 -- the "resident in chief" is clearly not well. I do like the pony, though. What an embarrassment. What do his handlers do with him in the coming months, years?

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    1. My dads arms used to freeze up when he was well into his decline.
      FJB

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    2. Stories about Biden's mental condition are distractions. He's the perfect Democrat dummy. He can absorb massive amount of criticism with no penalty whatsoever to the Politburo that runs him (and us). FJB is fine, but continue to focus on the entire DC cartel. They're the ones demolishing the country at breakneck speed. At this rate, we won't make it to 2024. And, we're one big false-flag incident away from not making it to 2022, either. And, for the thousandth time, where are the Republicans? Hiding under their desks.

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    3. Then why is the Ice Cream Queen even more disliked than Joe and the Ho?

      Thou dost protest too much.

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    4. Another nonsensical comment. I didn't know we had a dislike scoring system for individual members of the DC crime family. You're nit picking for the sole purpose of another personal attack.

      Sometimes your comments about the issues are very good, then you screw it all up with personal attacks than don't make any sense whatsoever. I don't get it.

      Maybe like a turd on the sidewalk, I just need to shake my head and step around it.

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  13. re: Item 1 - Don, I see your point. We can pray for him because we are not heartless. My prayer would be that God helps become a better person.

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  14. ITEM 6: Jordan Schachtel reported, "The Revolving Door: All 3 FDA-Authorized Covid Shot Companies Now Employ Former FDA Commissioners." Well, ya gotta hire your own "big guns" in the wild, wild west (and east).

    Item 8: Biden, and the Democrats, are a drag on the economy.

    Item 13: I despise, detest, and totally DISTRUST the NYT, and the little dog WaPoo,too! I call it the WaPoo because it WaPoops.

    Item 16: The ATLANTIC should be dumped into the Mindinao Trench.

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    1. A drag on the economy? They are determined to do to the economy what Alec Baldwin did to his cinematographer, and they will use the same line.
      You my friend are too polite.

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  15. Item 11: What's with Biden and Harris and their arms?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/emwhatem_is_wrong_with_kamala.html

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  16. Item 1 et. seq.: There’s a LONG article in the Daily Mail about the Baldwin shooting, including the background of people involved, the union problems, and statements from the armorer, prop master, police, etc. The writer is probably being “paid by the pound” (Don will get this reference), but it does have some good information.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10123003/I-wasnt-sure-ready-Doubts-head-armorer-24-charge-guns-Alec-Baldwin-film.html

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    1. I question any pictures of Baldwin crying or seemingly suffering. He is an actor, after all.
      He'll probably not be prosecuted criminally, that'll fall on a prop guy or the armorer.

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  18. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: He's a big boy. He can find God on his own.

    Sorry.

    3: I'm sure the lawyers are building a case.

    6: I think you have something there.

    9: Nicely put.

    10: Your lips to God's ears.

    13: No, it's the old hatred malcontents have always had.

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  19. Sorry, Don. I join the large majority here in the comments that disagree with any form of charity for Alec Baldwin. Promoting prayer or forgiveness for him is almost like doing so for the Devil himself.

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  20. I have been rethinking my comment that what happened was likely karma for Alec Baldwin. I don't think so now because it wasn't karma for the victim. I don't believe that is how God works. It was a careless, foolish and stupid accident. We can only pray for all involved.

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  21. I read that the actors are not supposed to point their fake weapons at people on the set. Not only did Baldwin do this, he did it at close range, so close that it went through one person and into another.
    Negligence on that of the person giving him the gun, Obviously but certainly Baldwin is also liable, perhaps even criminally.
    You just don't point a gun at person, ever, even if they think the gun has blanks.

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    1. This was not a fake weapon. It was a real single action revolver. Requires cocking before it will fire, a wilful act. Baldwin is a f**khead;sue him into bankruptcy, and jail his scurvy ass.

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  22. "This was a low-budget production and producers evidently didn’t want to foot that bill." There are several producers listed for this film. The first name on the list: Alec Baldwin.

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  24. I know one of Alec Baldwin’s extended family members and quite a few people who knew his mother, who was reportedly a wonderful Christian. He’s a mess, but no one is irredeemable, and we do not know how God might use this tragedy to bring him back to the faith he was raised in. I’m sure his family members are praying to that end, and any of us who are Christians can join them. Thank you, Don, for suggesting the Christlike approach.

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  25. Yes, Don, thanks for that. It made me rethink my karma comment.

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