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Friday, January 14, 2022

Highlights of the News

Sign at City News Bureau of Chicago: If your mother says she loves you, check it out. This is why.

ITEM 1:  Shadow Government Statistics reported that "based on the methodology which was employed prior to 1980" to calculate the Consumer Price Index, inflation is at 15%, not 7%.

If it weren't for lies, the government would have nothing to say.

ITEM 2: The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to strike down the vax mandate, and 4-5 to keep it on health workers. The weasels were Kavanaugh and Roberts, who are behind conservatives 50% of the way.

My body, my choice, unless you work at a hospital.

CNBC reported, "The vaccine-or-test rules faced a raft of lawsuits from 27 states with Republican attorneys general or governors, private businesses, religious groups and national industry groups such as the National Retail Federation, the American Trucking Associations and the National Federation of Independent Business."

Where was the Chamber of Commerce?

Too busy donating money to Democrats to be bothered with fighting unconstitutional OSHA regulations. 

No mention was made of the inability of vaccines to stop the spread of viruses.

ITEM 3: GNews reported, "Japan Abandons Mandatory Vaccination and Clarifies that Vaccination Requires 'Informed Consent.'"

The people trust a government that trusts the people.

I envy Japan on this.

ITEM 4Kyle Smith wrote, "Rarely do you see a court case with a title as tasty as the one that’s coming on Feb. 1 in federal district court right here in Manhattan: Grab your popcorn for Palin v. New York Times.

"Unlike, say, Batman v. Commissioner (1950, federal tax court), however, this one is about exactly who you think it’s about. Fun!

"But this trial is not only entertaining, it will address an important principle: you don’t get to make up nasty stuff about somebody you don’t like and print it anyway. Reminding us that there is punishment in store for those who do this could move us a half-a-baby-step closer to restoring civility in the discourse."

Batman lost.

Palin has a better case.

ITEM 5: Paul Manafort told Sean Hannity, "I always felt they were targeting me and a couple of others to try and get at the president -- the president -- then candidate Trump and then President Trump, which is one of the reasons why I find it sort of ironic that what's going on today, with these claims about January 6, when the people who are pushing the January 6 allegations are the very ones who for four and a half years refused to recognize the results of the 2016 election."

He went on to say prosecutors wanted him to lie about Trump. That is suborning perjury.

It never will be prosecuted, and so the feds will do it again.

ITEM 6: News Nation polled voters and found, "63% of respondents trust their doctors and 50% trust federal health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Food and Drug Administration.

"But when asked who they trusted, only 31% chose Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease; and 16% chose Biden."

Faucism is dead.


I should have bought Plexiglas when it was a dollar a share.

ITEM 7: AP reported, "13% of Democrats mentioned abortion or reproductive rights as one of the issues they want the federal government to address in 2022, according to a December poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s up from less than 1% of Democrats who named it as a priority for 2021 and 3% who listed it in 2020."

That means 87% of Democrats don't see it as a big deal -- despite the likelihood of a repeal of Roe v. Wade.

The story did not say how many independents or Republicans support abortion on demand. Always look for what a story does not say.

ITEM 8: The Federalist reported, "The Republican National Committee announced on Thursday that GOP candidates will no longer be required to participate in presidential debates hosted by the 'partisan' Commission on Presidential Debates due to the commission’s refusal to 'provide a fair and impartial forum.'

"RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said that 'the RNC has a duty to ensure that its future presidential nominees have the opportunity to debate their opponents on a level playing field' and that as long as the CPD refuses to fix the overtly partisan issues that have plagued the debates for years, Republicans plan to no longer participate."

McDaniel is doing a bang-up job as RNC chairwoman.

ITEM 9: The Guardian reported, "California governor denies parole for Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert Kennedy."


He should have been executed but instead he will rot in prison, a crueler punishment.

ITEM 10: The Senate did not kill the filibuster. The whole show was just to CYA Schumer and Pelosi for failing to deliver federalization of elections to the left.

The votes were not there in the Senate for this election deform. Work with Republicans? Schumer cannot even work with Democrats.

So we will pretend it was the filibuster, but really it was a majority of the Senate just saying no.

ITEM 11: The Independent reported, "Iran’s supreme leader shares animated video depicting assassination of Donald Trump. Provocative video shows Iranian military targeting former US president in drone strike."

The reader who tipped me on the item said, "Twitter won't ban this video."

Jen Psaki's blaming Trump for Iran nuking up encourages Iran to create an atmosphere conducive to violence against Trump and his supporters.

This is not normal. The media should be cautious in airing her rash statements live. A tape delay on the daily briefings is in order.

ITEM 12Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for records of communications and meetings between then-CIA Director Gina Haspel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Central Intelligence Agency (No. 1:21-cv-03387))."

The reader who tipped me to this story said, "I like Fitton."

Tom Fitton is appropriately named.

ITEM 13: Citizen Free Press reported, "Glenn Youngkin announced that his Medical Advisory Team will be led by Dr. Marty Makary, along with Nancy Agee, Kathy Gorman, Alan Levine, Dr. Bogdan Neughebaeur, and Anand Shah.

"Dr. Marty Makary is a surgical oncologist and chief of the Johns Hopkins Islet Transplant Center. Makary has also served as a contributor to Fox News as a critic regarding some of the statements by Fauci and Walensky.

"Makary blasted the push for giving young people booster vaccines, saying, 'We have a modern-day McCarthyism if somebody asks a question about boosters in young people.'"

Timing is everything in politics and comedy. Youngkin hit the sweet spot. He's limited to one term, which will expire in 2025. That third year could be used to pursue the White House.

ITEM 14WBFF reported, "Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is now facing federal charges of perjury and making a false statement on a loan application."


The story also said, "Mosby is accused of lying about experiencing covid-related hardship on an application where she asked to withdraw $40,000 from her Baltimore City retirement account."

What do you know. Perjury laws now apply to Democrats as well as Republicans.

ITEM 15: The New York Post reported, "The Food and Drug Administration said it will stop regulating French dressing after keeping a tight rein on its key ingredients since 1950. The US agency announced on Wednesday that it would lift guidelines that required manufacturers to sell a product with 35% vegetable oil if it wanted to market it as 'French dressing.'"

I remember reading this exchange at the Constitutional Convention.

Hamilton: Oh and we must empower the new government to regulate salad dressings.

Washington grabbed the parchment Hamilton was writing on, and crushed it in Hammy's face with his left hand.

ITEM 16Rebecca Bodenheimer wrote, "How School Closures Made Me Question My Progressive Politics. I’ve never felt more alienated from the liberal Democratic circles I usually call home."

It's a pretty good column.

She wrote, "Parents who advocated for school reopening were repeatedly demonized on social media as racist and mischaracterized as Trump supporters. Members of the parent group I helped lead were consistently attacked on Twitter and Facebook by two Oakland moms with ties to the teachers union. They labelled advocates’ calls for schools reopening white supremacy, called us Karens, and even bizarrely claimed we had allied ourselves with Marjorie Taylor Greene’s transphobic agenda."

She is another liberal who does not realize how disposable she is.

To be progressive, you must follow the narrative religiously no matter how absurd it is. And over time, the absurdity grows exponentially.

But she is awakening from being woke.

FINALLYZero Hedge reported, "Global Economy Heading For 'Mother Of All' Supply Chain Shocks As China Locks Down Ports."

Lockdowns mean shortages.

Shortages mean inflation.

Inflation means a new president.

Red China ended Trump's presidency with covid -- which allowed Democrats to stuff the ballot box with mailed-in ballots.

Unable to turn off the spigot it opened, Red China has doomed its hand-picked successor. This is how it will play out throughout the world. We do not know which leaders will replace the current ones, but I suspect most of them will oppose Red China.


  1. #16 - Liberals never realize that they will be the first against the wall if the radicals ever take power. Libs naively believe that the left is like them but more aggressive. Truth, they have much different goals.

    Back in the day the Left was open about calling the "liberal establishment" its main enemy.

    1. Here's a song (by Leftist Phil Ochs)that the Left used to sing about Liberals being their real enemy: (4:31)

      Probably AOC, the Squad, and Bernie still feel this way. A pox on both their houses!

    2. I write often about how the Iranian 1979 Revolution turned on their allies, the Left, after the new religious government took over. A few mass graves were accidentally found during an excavation. Others were exiled or imprisoned.
      We have done the imprisonment thing for 1/6 participants and few Republicans speak out or human rights organizations.

  2. Re: Finally -- Not sure if USA political system has the cahones to challenge China anymore.

    Also anyone know what was the final straw that finalized Repubs divorce from CoC?

  3. The Olympics cannot go on as China is dealing with a new virus with a hemorragic virus component, as best as can be determined at this time. Multiple large cities in western/central China have been locked down and disinfectant spraying has been in progress. The world's athletes would be in mortal danger if they go to the games.

    1. I would so love to see the Olympics ruined. I feel bad for the athletes but not for China and their enablers.

    2. The IOC pocketed its stroke of luck when Jesse Owens bailed it out in 1936, and has been catering to evil regimes ever since.

    3. The ebola type disease has been explored by NYPost and that some blogs, but it is being ignored just as the memo to the DoD inspector general leaked to Pro Veritas that the virus leak was in August 2019 and ivermectin and HCQ was known to cure covid in April 2020. No need for the vaccines and all its risks, but too much money at stake it seems.

  4. Re Mother’s Love - Actually the Queen’s latest moves may very well be a sign of “A Mother’s Love.” Recall that recently Andrew sold a multimillion dollar estate in Switzerland in order to “pay his legal expenses” because allegedly the Queen won’t. Now he’s returning all his “patronages” (which is to say rental income property)to the Queen. The reality is the Queen and Andrew are arranging to make Andrew “judgement proof” (which is to say BROKE). the Swiss estate was sold to allow him to bring the cash home to Great Britain rather expose the seizure in Switzerland after a default judgement is rendered in the US. Andrew has no intention to risk the embarrassment of testifying in a defense of the New York lawsuit. He will simply allow the court to “punish him by entering a massive judgement that will never be collected because after the judgement is rendered it will have to be brought to GB or anywhere he has assets for collection. Lo and behold there’s no Swiss assets and when the judgement arrives in GB the courts will note that Andrew has no assets because they’ve all been reclaimed by the Queen including the Swiss cash. And of course the courts have no jurisdiction against the Queen. Rank has its privileges!!

    1. I was puzzled why the action against Randy Andy PRIOR to any verdict. This is at least a plausible explanation, more so than the Queen of Hearts declaring "Verdict first! Trial after!"
      Of course, he HAS been convicted in the court of public opinion, which is guilty until proven innocent. Welcome to the New World Order.

    2. Very well written and informative. Thanks

  5. #12. A tape delay on the daily briefings is in order. But how long a delay? Decades, centuries, a millennium? Can we get the same thing for edutcher's nastiness?

  6. "The weasels were Kavanaugh and Roberts, who are behind conservatives 50% of the way."

    The two proteges of Bush41 on the court.
    The three worst post WWII presidents: LBJ, Bush41, Biden.

    1. Wrong. You forget little jimmy from Georgia who brought us 21% interest rates.

    2. Kinda surprised Coney-Barret wasn't in on this one seeing how she said company mandates were perfectly fine.

  7. "McCarthyism"

    Joe McCarthy was right, the FDR administration was full of Communist spies. Stalin was building a utopia and Western Elites were intoxicated. Sounds crazy now, but it wasn't back then.
    Communism was the wave of the future. They didn't try to hide their support; his VP Henry Wallace all in on Stalin. How do you think Stalin achieved his massive victory in WWII?

    1. The Vernona Papers confirmed McCarthy was 100% correct in every accusation he made of Communist in our State Department and in Government... Yet McCarthism is still used in a despairing way and it shouldn't be. He was spot on!

    2. Diana West's book "American Betrayal" does a great job covering this story.

    3. Actually, on this whole thing, I have almost finished Sean McMeekin's "Stalin's War," which just came out last year - lots of new material from archives all over the world, and stuff (like Lend-Lease paper trails) that were never really much-examined before.

      Yes, NKVD assets all over the FDR administration; even possible that Stalin had his minions scuttle a possible peace agreement between the US and Japan in the latter part of 1941 - uncle joe wanted the US and Britain tied down in the Pacific while he was neutral with Japan. FDR was a total doormat for Stalin, somehow thinking that noblesse oblige would require reciprication later. Main actor for FDR with stalin was Harry Hopkins. Henry Wallace gets little mention, but it was a wonderful bit of luck that FDR replaced him with Truman for 1944.

      Highly recommended (though infuriating) read.

    4. I loved “ The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia“. It is about Americans who went to Russia during the depression and ended up dead or in the gulags after the war. FDR’s crew were involved and knew.

    5. And don’t forget Bernie Sanders and his honeymoon. Bernie’s always been a little slow

  8. 15 - easing the regulations on French dressing will make up for the US/Australia submarine deal that so angered France.

    1. There are no vegetables in any "vegetable oil". Ever hear of carrot or potato or broccoli oil? I thought not. It's all seeds. Some oils are fine. Olive and avocado oil from fruit. Almond and walnut from nuts. "Vegetable oil" is just a marketing scam.

  9. 3, 4 & MEME - the only thing consistent in the panic over Covid is the inconsistency. Good for Japan. I am seething over the mandate ruling, and it doesn’t directly impact me - except that it will allow the feds to figure out other mandates.

    I wonder if the clerk coughed on the groceries as well.

    1. If you ever require hospital care, the healthcare mandate may well affect you when you have to wait weeks or months for a bed because of smaller staff because of those fired.

    2. I live in Canada. I had that before the pandemic. "Free" health care is always rationed.

    3. "I only have one word to say to you: Plastic!"

  10. Item 14: Only black democrats who think they run the plantation.

  11. "McDaniel is doing a bang-up job as RNC chairwoman."
    Trumpism has achieved absolute, complete and total victory over the Republican Establishment.

    “On immigration: Speaker McCarthy reiterated his recent pledge to Breitbart — that he’ll not consider any legislation offering legal status to undocumented immigrants, preemptively ruling out comprehensive immigration reform,” said the January 13 report, which is headlined “McCarthy’s plot to build the House of Trump.”

    McCarthy is publicly excoriating the Chamber of Commerce, threatening crippling regulations on social media companies and planning to inject an anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mindset into the work of every congressional committee possible.

  12. Item 1 - People don’t need the government calculation of CPI increase. Those who pay their own bills know costs have increased far more than 7% in the past 12 months.

    Item 2 - So those health care workers who threw themselves onto the COVID grenade when there was no vaccine are now being fired because they’ve decided they don’t need the vaccine at a time when we know the vaccine does not prevent contracting and spreading the disease?? Even George Orwell would be shocked!

  13. Ann Coulter: The Great Epstein Cover-up

    As for media coverage, did you even know that the FBI found Epstein’s cache of sex tapes labeled “(name of underage girl) + (name of VIP)” — and then lost them?

    Doesn’t the public have a right to know how big Epstein’s sex/blackmail club was, who among America’s ruling elite were compromised, and to what end?

    1. The FBI will keep the files in a safe place and take over the blackmail accounts.

  14. re: Japan and COVID -- Yes, that is now the right approach. But most Western leaders will keep on with what they've been doing - masks, mandates, lockdowns - because they are too fearful or stubborn to at last try some common sense.

    1. More like power hungry. We saw that with halfwitmer.

  15. Put another stake in Faucism by cancelling all of his TV bookings.

  16. Kavanaugh is certainly proving not to have been worth the trouble. He is either too afraid to make a conservative decision or he always was liberal lite.

    1. I would guess the fear is huge with this one, given his crocodile tears at his confirmation hearing.

    2. My guess is always liberal lite.

    3. Don Jr. tweeted it best.

      Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr
      The left broke Kavanaugh. That was always their intention and it worked.
      They turned him into a Roberts.

  17. re: the FINALLY item. Inflation is a vote killer and it should doom Brandon. However, I am not sure all new leaders will speak out or take action against Red China. It depends where their bread is buttered.

    1. China's a paper Dragon.Their real estate market is waay overbuilt. Covid has shut its ports and the rumors of hemmorragic fever has got them on the ropes.

    2. I am aware of this, but let's wait and see and hope China will be on the ropes.

  18. re: Communism and how believers never give up on it. My nephew told me that one of his teachers told him it just hasn't been implemented properly. Good bloody hell. It has killed millions but hasn't been implemented properly. Once more with feeling! (Sarcasm)

  19. Coulter's column on the Epstein coverup was an interesting read. But we'll never know the real truth because there are too many people with vested interests who don't want us to know.

  20. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    Masthead: Andy served in the Falklands, but Liz is a WWII vet. And doubtless one tough old broad.

    MEME: Don't forget all your money.

    10: Schumer cannot even work with Democrats.

    Neither can Brandon.

    14: Methinks Garland is feeling the hot breath of the peasantry on his neck.

    16: The Demos are a combo of the mob and Islam.

    FINALLY: It's bad already so watch for summer to heat up.

    Trump could be reinstated by September.

  21. Item 10, Best bitch-slap this year:
    Sen. Cotton reading Up-Chuck Schumer's speech word for word!

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  23. Not sure on Ronna McDaniel and the RNC. She (and the RNC) still “establishment” and caters to the big donors rather than the base. Like the RINOS, still in bed with the Chamber of Commerce for illegal immigration and cheap labor. Same for McCarthy…a chameleon who talks a good game but like Graham, doesn’t follow through. Il believe it when I see it.

  24. Trump vs. DeSantis

    At the 22:00 mark, they discuss how media is trying to drive a wedge between DeSantis and Trump. "This is what the media does, you can not fall for the bait."-DeSantis.

  25. #4 Go, Sarah. Take it to the Supremes. Clarence is waiting.

  26. McDaniel is doing a bang-up job as RNC chairwoman.

    Took her long enough.

  27. Perjury laws now apply to Democrats as well as Republicans.

    Only the ones who are expendable, like Mosby.

    Not Hillary. Not Bill. Not Fauci. Shall I go on?

  28. @donsurber (not sure if it works like this but I'll give it a shot)
    In the link is a picture of her mug you can use at some later story. Twitter link and very humorous.

    SITREP: I’m sitting at my son’s basketball practice…no mask (yes they “require” them 🙄🖕🏻), drinking Ranch Water out of my “Go Fauci Yourself” tumbler…and the other moms are masked up and staying at least 6’ away from me. I’ve officially hit social distancing nirvana. 🧘🏻‍♀️


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