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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Adam Andrzejewski reported, "National Institutes of Health Spent $2.3 Million to Inject Beagles with Cocaine."

If they treat dogs that way, imagine how they would treat human beings.

Of course, if you call them out as Josef Mengele, the crowd who called Trump Hitler will accuse you of anti-Semitism.

But Mengele was as big an incompetent with a medical degree as these dog-tormentors are.

ITEM 2: AP reported, "There’s little support among Americans for a major U.S. role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to a new poll, even as President Joe Biden imposes new sanctions and threatens a stronger response that could provoke retaliation from Moscow.

"Biden has acknowledged a growing likelihood that war in Eastern Europe would affect Americans, though he has ruled out sending troops to Ukraine. Gas prices in the U.S. could rise in the short term. And Russian President Vladimir Putin has a range of tools he could use against the U.S., including cyberattacks hitting critical infrastructure and industries."

Only 26% favor war.

Just because the media has forgotten Afghanistan, do not for a minute believe Real Americans have forgotten. Many of them or their children volunteered for duty following 9/11. For 20 years, America fought for freedom.

Biden gave it all away because he was bored.

Let Hunter and Vindman protect Ukraine.

ITEM 3: Clint Ehrlich tweeted, "There's a powerful lobby pushing for a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

"If Biden listens to them, he will start a shooting war with Russia.

"This is not a drill. It's the closest we've been to World War 3 since the Cuban Missile Crisis."

No-fly zones are an act of war. Democrats favor them because they avoid putting troops on the ground. Instead, Democrat generals can indiscriminately bomb civilians and turn a generation against the USA. Democrats have done this so often that I believe this is the intent. 

ITEM 4: The Hill reported, "Lawmakers in both parties raced this week to condemn Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, denouncing President Vladimir Putin’s gambit as a brazen assault on international law, Ukrainian sovereignty and stability in eastern Europe.

"But that’s about where the bipartisan agreement ends.

"Republicans, while hammering Putin’s march toward war, also wasted no time placing the blame for the escalating hostilities squarely on the shoulders of President Biden, saying his administration cleared the way for Russia’s aggression with a series of foreign policy blunders, including the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan last August."

Republicans are absolutely correct.

Putin took Crimea under Obama, stayed at bay under Trump and now will annex Ukraine under Biden.

ITEM 5The New York Times reported, "The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald J. Trump and his business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid a monthlong pause in their presentation of evidence to a grand jury, according to people with knowledge of the matter, throwing the future of the high-stakes inquiry into serious doubt.

"The prosecutors, Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted their resignations after the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, indicated to them that he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, the people said.

"Mr. Pomerantz confirmed in a brief interview that he had resigned, but declined to elaborate. Mr. Dunne declined to comment.

"Without Mr. Bragg’s commitment to move forward, the prosecutors late last month postponed a plan to question at least one witness before the grand jury, one of the people said. They have not questioned any witnesses in front of the grand jury for more than a month, essentially pausing their investigation into whether Mr. Trump inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loan terms from banks."

Is the new DA dropping the case?

If so, maybe he now will go after thugs shoving Asians into subway trains and sucker-punching helpless old Jews.

ITEM 6: How about a little Trumpenfreude?

Jon Nicosia of Media-ite tweeted, "Chris Wallace is having daily meltdowns at CNN and CNN-+ Remember, CNN+ was Zucker and girlfriend Allison Gollust's baby and without them, the service is very much in flux. Something Wallace is not pleased with."

And, citing a source, Nicosia tweeted, "He has threatened to quit 2x this week.  And it's just Tuesday"

I wonder if this is how he acted at Fox.

UPDATE: Oops. I failed to do a 7 or 8. Sorry. Math class is tough.

ITEM 9: Outkick reported, "Tuesday, 97.9% of prosecutors in the L.A. County DA office union voted to recall their boss, L.A. District Attorney George Gascon.

"Gascon’s critics cite his soft-on-crime policies for the county’s violent crime spike that began in 2020. Gascon eliminated cash bail for non-violent felonies and implemented a ban that prevented the county from charging juveniles as adults, though he has since revised that policy."

Prosecutors have a union?

Fire them all for insubordination.

I am not defending the asshole. I am defending the right of the people to elect people to run the government. Civil service is the worst idea this republic ever had because it leaves us with a powerful group of busybodies who are accountable to no one.

ITEM 10Yair Rosenberg wrote a Deep Shtetl column in The Atlantic on Whoopi Goldberg's suspension, "Have We Forgotten How to Forgive?"

ABC firing Roseanne Barr over one bad joke was not mentioned.

The column ended, "If you are a rabbi and use this for your sermon but do not credit Deep Shtetl, I will not forgive you."

Um. OK.

ITEM 11MSN reported, "Swedish researchers have engineered an artificial neuron that can control the snapping of a living Venus flytrap, a brand new development that has implications for future research linking artificial, synthetic devices with biological systems such as brain-machine interfaces (think Elon Musk’s Neuralink) or bionic prosthetics."

Tim Reid, you are wanted on the courtesy phone.

ITEM 12: AP reported, "The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new oil and gas drilling on federal land and other energy-related actions after a federal court blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change.

"The administration said in a legal filing that a Feb. 11 ruling by a Louisiana federal judge will affect dozens of rules by at least four federal agencies. Among the immediate effects is an indefinite delay in planned oil and gas lease sales on public lands in a half-dozen states in the West.

"The ruling also will delay plans to restrict methane waste emissions from natural gas drilling on public lands and a court-ordered plan to develop energy conservation standards for manufactured housing, the administration said. The ruling also will delay a $2.3 billion federal grant program for transit projects, officials said."

When Obama said you cannot drill your way out of this, he meant that as an order.

Trump allowed us to drill.

Biden is the Mini-O.

ITEM 13: The Daily Mail reported, "A West Texas woman running to be the state's railroad commissioner has turned heads after she posted a TikTok of herself topless and without pants while straddling an oil pumping jack.

"Sarah Stogner, 37, tweeted out the controversial video, set to the Sugarhill Gang's Apache (Jump On It) song, on February 13, writing: 'They said I needed money. I have other assets.' 

"The video -- which has now been viewed more than 104,800 times -- was apparently meant to garner attention for Stogner's campaign, as she trailed frontrunner Wayne Christian, the incumbent who currently has $766,256 on hand as voters head to the polls, according to Transparency USA, a website that tracks campaign funding."

Nothing quite says serious candidate like taking off your clothes and hopping on an oil jack.

ITEM 14: Fox reported, "Early voting analysis in two primarily Hispanic counties along the Texas border suggests Republicans are outpacing Democrats in voter enthusiasm and perhaps turnout, and Hispanic politicians in the state tell Fox News that its indicative of a larger trend.

"A report from the political consulting company Ryan Data & Research shows that Republicans are 76% of the way to matching 2018 turnout in Cameron County, Texas along the southern border with Mexico with eight days remaining until Election Day. In Hidalgo County, which also sits on the border with Mexico, turnout is 65% of the way to matching 2018.

"On the Democrat side, the party is only 59% of the way to matching 2018 turnout in Cameron County and 47% of the way in Hidalgo County.

"Hispanic political candidates and operatives in Texas told Fox News that the early data points to a larger trend of Hispanic voters, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, supporting Republican candidates in areas that have been predominantly controlled by Democrats for decades."

The primary elections are Tuesday. Republicans need to nominate good candidates who don't jump on oil jacks.

ITEM 15Yahoo reported, "We need to think about the covid-19 vaccines we'll need in 3 to 5 years: Public health expert."

Vaccination today. Vaccination tomorrow. Vaccination forever!

If covid has taught us anything it is that much of government health is run by quacks and crooks who get kickbacks from drug companies.

They should have been upfront and told us masks don't work and that the vaccine is a temporary protection that will reduce the severity of the virus. They also should have OK'd HCQ and ivermectin as temporary relief.

Instead, they gave cover to Democrats and RINOs to shove us around while nearly a million people died anyway.

ITEM 16: TMZ reported, "Shannon Sharpe sees the need for minority owners in the NFL and if that means Kanye West spearheading a group of investors to purchase the Denver Broncos, then he’s all for it."

Black man spearheading? Really?

ITEM 17: Politico reported, "A member of the liberal Squad is delivering a formal response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

"In the speech, given on behalf of the left-wing group Working Families Party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is expected to hammer moderate Democrats who have stymied Biden’s social spending and climate change package."

This raises the question: Will Nancy tear up his speech too?

ITEM 18: New York Focus reported, "Hochul Proposes Bringing Back Private Prison Labor. Banned for a century, contract labor could return to New York’s prisons."

Warden Norton was a man ahead of his time. Amirite?

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  1. Finally. My day starts with your Highlights, Thank You.

    1. Same here.
      Okay, not really. My day starts with resisting the urge to throw my alarm clock across the room followed by trying to figure out why the hot water is taking forever to reach the shower.
      After determining that I am awake and not having a nightmare, it's time to get Don's take on rewritten current events.

    2. JeremyR....ha ha, you've made my day!

  2. 4 - Xiden also supported Russia’s efforts by enabling them to massively increase their revenue from oil and gas. Making Europe more dependent on Russian energy also played into Russia's hand. Fuck Joe Biden.

    6 - stop threatening and just quit already, Chrissie.

    13 - what a boob. They also look fake.

  3. 7&8 - I totally disagree. One of your worst takes ever, Don. Please reconsider.

    1. Can’t comment if I can’t see em, Schlongy. But you’ve always been a standup dude, a Great American, and now an Alderman so obviously your opinion has, shall we say, GRAVITAS.

    2. Machts nichts in Deutschland, then.

    3. "Math class is tough"
      Similar to what 1994 Talking Barbie™ said that resulted in a short life.

  4. Hey Don, don’t be prude. The gal riding the oil rig bareback was a fun change for political ads. And she definitely does have the “assets”. I predict victory.

  5. Item 6 - This couldn’t happen to a more deserving twerp than Chris Wallace. Let’s hope his misery and humiliation has an extended run.

  6. Strongly suggest you investigate, Don. Based in Switzerland, completely encrypted and out of Google's reach. Price ranges from free to inexpensive.

  7. Item 15 - If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that “public health experts” have very limited expertise and the only science that interests them is political science. Would be better to flush every one of them down the toilet and start over.

    1. As I have said many times, I will never believe or trust another public health expert. They blew it during the pandemic. It's all political and not in the best interests of anyone's health.

    2. Nothing new here. Fauci has been at this for decades. He is the highest paid govt employee.
      The whole system is rancid..

    3. Exactly. But I don't think it will ever be dismantled.

  8. We appreciate you, too, Don. You are a must read.

  9. re: Dogs given cocaine. Fauci is an animal abuser.

  10. No one wants a war with Ukraine. The U.S. has no reason to get involved. Send troops to your southern border to defend its territorial integrity. There's an idea.

    1. There's big money to be made from making and selling heavy bombs and hardware. You can can use those expensive weapon systems on foreign soil and most folks don't know or care. Can't do that close to home at the southern border.

  11. #9. Those prosecutors are not at will hires who can be let go for political expediency. They have rights like every other employee in the nation. Good for them in having the courage to stand up to gross misconduct.

  12. FYI, Canada is no longer an official police state, just an incompetent one. Trudeau Jr. has revoked the Emergencies Act, but he used it long enough to break up the truckers' protest and freeze bank accounts. He is still a petty tyrant.

    1. And y’all will neither forgive and forget.

    2. Your money is not safe in a Canadian bank. Snowden warned us. He is now stuck in Russia, unable to leave as he would be arrested.

    3. Canada may not be a police state right now, but Turdeau has already shown his hole card. Unless the Canadian Parliament and/or the UN Human Rights Council investigates his use of the War Act against his own people and sanction/ rebuke/ remove him, he’s free to do it again whenever he “feels threatened” by the next peaceful protest.

    4. I read else where that Castreau started a bank run,big time, that his Pogom wouldn't survive a vote in the Canadian senate and the Banks plans for digitizing ,all bank transactions went up in smoke.
      Set them back big time. Treehouse has some background on that but its all over. The Ukraine war has take this down. but it won't go away..

    5. Unintended consequences. Trudeau and Putin take down the New World Order.

    6. Great comments, folks. You make valid and interesting points.

    7. Boorish Johnson and Castreau are DELIGHTED that the Ukraine has gotten them off the front pages.

  13. I don't even see 7&8. What did I miss?

    1. "A Life of Privilege, Mostly" was a memoir by New Yorker magazine editor Gardner Botsford (1917-2004). It was published in 2003, at the age of 86.

      He should have started earlier in life, before his facilities failed him.

      Here are his six rules of editing.

      Rule No. 5? Omitted entirely!

      1 "To be any good at all... writing requires the investment of a specific amount of time..."

      2 "The less competent the writer, the louder his protests over the editing."

      3 "A bad writer... uses the expression, 'we writers.' "

      4 "The first reading of a manuscript is the all-important one... on the 4th or 5th reading... you are now attuned to the writer, not the reader. But the reader... will find it just as swampy & boring as you did the first time around."

      5 [Omitted entirely.]

      6 "Good editing has saved bad writing more often than bad editing has harmed good writing."

      When in doubt, refer to Rule No. 5.

  14. I am surprised that DA Alvin Bragg doesn't seem interested in prosecuting Trump. Why not?

    1. Because there is nothing to prosecute. Never was. Sadly, the State’s AG is still plugging away.

    2. I know there is nothing to prosecute but that has never stopped the Trump haters.

    3. His IQ is far enough above room temperature that he has figured out that the normal lawfare tactic of subjecting targeets to lawfare process until they are bankrupted and have to plead to something to avoid starvation and homelessness for themselves and their families won't work avainst someone who is both clean AND a billionaire. It only took him a month to figure it out.

  15. re: Chris Wallace and his temper tantrums. Sucks to be you!!

  16. re: private prison labour -- Gov. Karen wants that?

    1. She has the previous Gov in mind. P.S. Damn shame this got going after Shelly Silver died in his prison cell.

  17. re: # 17- Black man spearheading. Isn't that racist?

    1. I thought he should have said “spearchucking” but that’s just me…

  18. Yesterday, I assume in response to why we are buying so much oil from Russia, a Biden representative actual had the gaul to tell the NPR sheeples that right now American producers are operating at 100%. 100% of 50% of Trump-era capacity is still 50%.

    1. The same propagandists who tell us we’ve had unprecedented job
      Creation and a booming economy.

    2. When a bubble blows up it goes boom. The lib/commies are blowing up every success President Trump had. I'd bet the cacophony rivals a fourth of July fireworks display.

  19. Buying oil from Russia makes no sense. It's no better than buying from OPEC. You were self-sufficient until Brandon was installed.

    1. China only too happy to buy it. Great job Deep State with Russiagate and demonizing Putin. Now we face a Russia-China alliance.

    2. Europe now hopelessly dependent on Russian energy.
      Green is the new black(out).

    3. Double that yep. I worry about a Russia-Chinese alliance.

  20. And Russia invades Ukraine. Another highlight for the Biden resume.

    FJBVoters! You are all poster children for stupid.

  21. #15- Don, will you please stop calling the drugs they insist on injecting into the unsuspecting populous "Vaccines"? Since the 1950's, I and others have received the polio vaccine once and have not gotten polio and had 0 side effects for 70 years. Some injection that lasts for 3 months, has questionable effectiveness, and lots of side effects is not a "vaccine". I have not been injected with and never will be. Also, I only wear a mask when I am forced to (needed "real" medical visits are about it). If asked to mask up, I will leave the stores and shop elsewhere, breathing loudly and coughing on my way out.

  22. I agree that we should not militarily intervene in Ukraine. Yet, I am haunted by the words of Churchill. "He had a choice between war and dishonor. He chose dishonor. Now we shall have war." The best we can do now is to restore the pipelines and fracking to drive down the price of energy, but I doubt if Biden's handlers will allow that.

    1. The Russian economy is the same size as Canada.
      This is not your father's Russia.

    2. Churchill was referring to Neville Chamberlain (British PM in 1938. Beware of ambiguous pronouns, NB).

      A good book about Churchill is "Winston Churchill, An Informal Study of Greatness," by Robert Lewis Taylor [1912-1998]; Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1952 hardcover).

      A bit wordy, but infused with a sustained, sardonic wit (Taylor's biography of WC Fields is even more highly recommended).

  23. Whoopie said "the Holocaust isn't racist" because that is standard Woke ideology. Jews are "white" and thus are "white supremacists" and not victims of racism.

    The entertainment industry has racial quotas. The caps and quotas are now everywhere (all streaming services, TV networks, and movie studios), everyone’s afraid to speak out against them, and Jews are capped as white in production jobs.

  24. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    2: Remember how many times Col Klink was threatened with a transfer to the Russian front?

    Everybody's seen the reruns.

    3: An estimated 40 dead first day, not exactly Fall Weiss.

    So, does the "summit" between Poot and Brandon constitute another Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact?

    13: OTOH At least she really does have something to offer.

    15: If covid has taught us anything it is that much of government health is run by quacks and crooks who get kickbacks from drug companies.

    IOW Democrats. This is why we need term limits for the civil service as much as for Congress and the Federal bench.

    PS I take it 7 and 8 are MIA.

    5: I think they smell a shift in the wind even in Gotham.

    1. 3)Not Molotov--Ribbentrop: More like Moloto--Ciano.

  25. ITEM 9: Many years ago, when Legal Aid lawyers in NY became unionized, it is my understanding that all the chief assistant district attorneys in NYC (Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, and Queens) ran to Albany and managed to procure passage of a law that removed the ability of assistant district attorneys to join a union. So at least that part cannot happen in NY.

    I have always been offended by the idea that attorneys, who have clients, can join a union and strike. I think it is unethical since it leaves a client without a lawyer who knows nothing about his or her case. But that's me.

  26. Item 13
    Every time I say "I don't see how it can get any worse.", someone accepts my statement as a challenge.

  27. #1 - what do Fauci and NIH have against dogs? For crying out loud!

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