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Friday, May 27, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Fox reported, "The husband of a teacher slain in Tuesday's shooting in Ulvade, Texas, suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday.

"Joe Garcia was the husband of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers murdered in Salvador Ramos' attack on Robb Elementary School Tuesday, according to FOX San Antonio reporter Ernie Zuniga. Joe and Irma leave behind four children.

"Several Twitter and GoFundMe accounts also stated that Garcia had died due to grief or a medical emergency Thursday."

A terrible end to a terrible week.

ITEM 2: The Wall Street Journal reported, "Sanctions against Russia have pushed its economy into what could be the biggest decline in decades, but the country’s currency has gone the other way.

"The ruble strengthened this week to levels not seen since 2018, making the currency the second-best performer against the dollar this year, based on a Dow Jones Market Data analysis of 56 currencies, trailing only the Brazilian real. The ruble has risen 16% against the greenback in 2022 and is up nearly 150% since it bottomed out days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three months ago.

"Normally, currencies follow economies up or down. In Russia’s case, government efforts that limited selling and forced buying pushed it higher, so high in fact that it has started to weigh on the economy."

Oh that's just great.

Now every country will want FJB to impose economic sanctions on them.

ITEM 3: The Drill Down reported, "In the biggest story few are talking about, the World Health Organization has announced plans for an international pandemic treaty that may involve a digital passport and digital ID system. The treaty would also grant the WHO new governing authority over all 194 UN member states.

"The World Health Organization, who totally botched COVID and failed to get tough on China, wants more power to make more decisions over more territories than ever before."

WHO will protect your privacy as well as Google does.

ITEM 4: ...and DuckDuckGo.

News Punch reported, "DuckDuckGo has been caught colluding with Bill Gates to tracks users online while misleadingly promoting itself as an advocate of privacy and free speech."

I went old school. Dogpile. Oh, I would not be surprised if it were just as shady. I figure if I spread around my online DNA everyone can be rich, not just a few oligarchs.

ITEM 5: Steven Hayward reported, "From time to time we like to highlight academic job ads as an indicator of how badly politicized our universities have become. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes the University of Oklahoma with a job ad so jaw-dropping bad that it sets a new standard. In this case, for a musical theater performance slot."

From the ad: "Additional areas of expertise may include non-Western performance techniques, especially from the African diaspora, Latinx, Asian, or Indigenous cultures, or specializations in works from a Feminist or Queer theatre perspective."

So once again academia is canceling dead white males such as Rodgers and Hammerstein. I can see it now: The University of Oklahoma bans the musical Oklahoma!

Oklahoma, you're not O-K.

ITEM 6: Maybe I was too harsh on the Sooner State.

ITEM 7Dominic Green wrote a column, "Biden must must make a decision on an endgame in Ukraine."

Green misspelled Obama. Biden cannot decide what flavor ice cream to eat.

The column's key point was, "We must not forget the big picture. The real challenge to America’s global standing comes from China. Europe is a secondary theater. It would be folly to turn the pivot to Asia into a pivot to Finland. China, meanwhile, looms over Russia’s vast and thinly populated east. As Kissinger says, it is essential that 'Russia is not driven into a permanent alliance with China.'"

Henry K's major accomplishment was using America as a wedge between the USSR and Red China. That wedge helped fell the USSR. Leave it to Democrats to undo that.

A READER ASKS: "Whatever happened to Robert Hunter Biden’s burgeoning art career?

"It was flying along, powered by the accolades of various Fine Arts degree holders.  And then… POOF!"

Answer: Chairman Xi ran out of space on his walls.

ITEM 8: Virginia News Time reported, "Republicans have demanded information from banks about the finances of Hunter Biden and other members of the president’s family in letters Wednesday to more than a dozen banks and the U.S. Treasury Department.

"Letters sent to House Oversight and Reform Committee members James Comer appear to form the basis for investigations the committee will conduct if Republicans take control of the House of Representatives after the November election."

When RINOs finally roar!


ITEM 9Variety reported, "‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ Director Teases Slasher Film Plot: ‘Pooh and Piglet Go on a Rampage.’"

Posting may be light for the next few days as I pen my script, "The Chainsaw Mickey Mouse," in preparation for his copyright's end.

When his girlfriend enters public domain, I think I'll go the porn route. "Minnie Does Minnesota."

ITEM 10: How did electing a cop as mayor work out for you, NYC?

Sadly, the subway is used by the poor and middle class.

ITEM 11: The New York Post reported, "Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf told lawmakers Thursday that the baby formula crisis is likely to be over in about two months as desperate parents still face empty shelves."

By over, he means no longer in the news, just like the supply chain crisis.

ITEM 12: Gee, Don, why does DeSantis hate the Florida press so much?

The media is now an echo chamber for conspiracy theories by leftist Looney Tunes.

ITEM 13Deanna Walker reported, "After months of debate, Congress is still slow on a bill that would spend more than $50 billion on semiconductor manufacturing.

"Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has been disappointed with the slow pace for months and raised the stakes by saying in a new interview that the economic damage could soon be permanent. She says companies that want to stay in the US can move manufacturing overseas in months."

Sounds like blackmail to me.

On the other hand, $40 billion went to Ukraine faster than a speeding bullet. Maybe Kyiv can make us some chips.

ITEM 14: The New York Post reported, "New York City is vying to host the Democratic National Convention for a sixth time, officials announced Thursday, in what would be a much-needed post-pandemic economic boon."

Yes! Yes! Yes!

ITEM 15: Reason magazine reported, "Virginia Judge Finds Probable Cause That Court of Mist and Fury and Gender Queer Are 'Obscene for … Minors'

"This finding is now being used as a basis for seeking a restraining order banning Barnes & Noble from distributing the books to minors. Is that constitutional?"

Of course it is constitutional. We do not allow kids to buy booze or smokes.

That's the trouble with libertarians. They have no common sense.

ITEM 16: The Epoch Times reported, "Cost Of EV Batteries May Increase 15% Amid Supply-Chain Disruptions: Report."

You cannot win. There is no way around Bidenflation.

ITEM 17: The Hill reported, "Actress, producer, writer and activist Laverne Cox has partnered with toymaker Mattel to create a Tribute Collection Barbie in her likeness, available just ahead of Cox’s 50th birthday. It’s the first time a Barbie doll has been modeled after a transgender woman.

"The doll honors the ever-glamorous Cox, who in 2013 made history as the first transgender woman of color to land a leading role in a scripted television series on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, with a scarlet corset and tule skirt worn over a sparkling silver catsuit. The Emmy-award winning producer said creating her own Barbie doll has been a full-circle experience."

Why not just put Ken in Barbie's clothes?

ITEM 18: Post Millennial reported, "Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday, in the wake of a mass shooting at an elementary school in southern Texas, has just used his powers to kill a new proposed school safety bill.

"The bill would have charged the Department of Homeland Security with establishing standards for best practices in the area of school safety, and to 'collect clearinghouse data analytics, user feedback on the implementation of best practices and recommendations identified by the clearinghouse, and any evaluations conducted on these best practices and recommendations.'"

Schumer does not want safe schools because Democrats want to end private ownership of guns. Safe schools would just get in their way.

ITEM 19: The Idaho Statesman reported, "Because of a senior prank at a Montana high school, a principal had to tend to 12 horses for the day on Monday.

"But why? It’s the law, says the Conrad Public Schools district in northern Montana.

"The district shared a picture on Facebook showing the 12 students on horseback outside Conrad High School. Those horses — at least for the day — were under the responsibility of school principal Raymond DeBruycker."

The janitor was hardest hit.

FINALLY, Glenn Reynolds wrote, "Vladimir Lenin supposedly once said, 'The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.'

"There’s some doubt as to whether this line is genuine; regardless, it seems like a pretty good description of what the Biden administration is doing to America’s middle class. 

"Inflation is running rampant. The Producer Price Index, the most useful measure of general inflation, is up a whopping 16.3% from April 2021, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"That means that roughly $1 out of every $6 that people earn has been lost to inflation in a single year. Or to put it another way, 80 minutes’ earnings out of every eight-hour day have been eaten up."

It is not only money but values.

Democrats are teaching boys they are girls and girls they are boys. Democrats are teaching white kids they are racist and black kids they are entitled.

Reynolds holds out hope for the midterms, as do I.


  1. re #17 ...did that 55 years ago ....made my sister very mad

    1. LOL. My little brother destroyed my Johnny and Jane West dolls.

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  2. and finally.....i wonder if the Kinks feel any guilt for the crossdressing?

  3. Item 18: According to researcher John Lott of, 20 states allow teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons. Since 1950 there has not been one school shooting in these schools though some are in really bad areas). 94% of shootings take place where guns are banned.

    Suicide attackers look for armed guards - they want to make the most news by taking out the most people before they're killed.

    Keep Homeland security out of the issue. Train and arm teachers and staff. When the attacker doesn't know who can stop him, he goes where he does. His goal is publicity by killing the most.

    1. I wonder what the statistics are for school shooting before and after congress passed the schools are gun free zones act.
      Maybe the problem is nuts and criminals just don't read the news!

  4. #12 I don't much care about the case. But I don't believe the claims of any government self-inspection. Remember, Paul Reubens was arrested for investigating himself.

  5. Reynolds and Don hold out hope for midterms

    In one of the more blatant examples of 2020 election fraud was in GA where governor Kemp and SoS Rapesburger were complicit in the fraud and faught every attempt to bring to light that fraud.

    Republicans across the state were aware and polls showed that especially Rapesburger had low support.
    Trump supported the competitor of both candidates among others. Trump was batting around 1000 across the country in his endorsements, yet loses 3 or 4 in GA where the corruption continues. Analysis of the GA primary results show more red flags.

    Nothing has been done to fix the 2020 coup. Why think 2022 will be different?

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    2. Because 2022 is not 2020. Generals are always fighting the last war. Do you live in a cave?.

    3. For reference, TO, that exact question has already been raised. How did Kemp, who was only polling 52% suddenly jump to an unheard of 74% on Tuesday? How did John (who the hell is he?) King pull an impressive 70% of the vote out of thin air?
      Think maybe Georgia's lost.

    4. Thanks LG... Emerald Robinson did a great piece on the GA Shenanigans yesterday too.
      And Kikecatcher, don't you have a nazi rally to attend? But perhaps I do live in a cave. But answer me, if the general didn't defeat the enemy in the last war, and the conflict is still on-going, should he still fight? NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!!

    5. The Georgia republican primary was open; democrats were allowed to vote for Kemp. This won't be allowed in November so Kemp should beat Stacey Adams.

    6. The open primary explains the jump in republican voters compared to the reduction in democrat voters. The cross over enabled democrats to vote for the rino crooks.
      The media attributed it to the enthusiasm of republicans compared to the despair of the democrats but it is just democrat shenanigans.

  6. Man, if you got a nickel for every bot post, you could've had TWO Bentleys by now.

    1. If Don only took one of those jobs some of his posters point out to make a thousand dollars an hour he'd have one in a week!

  7. 4. Gee, I hope Bill appreciates all the times I view an Elon Musk tweet bashing him.
    FBG (just in case you missed it, billie)

  8. Yea Conrad!! My wife won 33 dollars at the casino in Browning and we stopped in Conrad for lunch at (wait for it) the Main Drive In the last time she was out there. She bought. And the burgers were DEE-LISH!

  9. "Sanctions against Russia"
    Polling indicates the majority of Americans are now opposed to harming the American economy to advance the anti-Russia crusade that Biden and most US Congress members have been pushing.

    1. WaPo Admits Catastrophic-Conditions, Collapsing-Morale Of Ukraine Front-Line Forces
      The report then pivots to the reality of an undertrained, poorly commanded and equipped, rag-tag force of mostly volunteers in the East who find themselves increasingly surrounded by the numerically superior Russian military which has penetrated almost the entire Donbas region.

    2. Americans are the most propagandized and brainwashed people in world history.

    3. Long term I don't see how in a strictly military sense Ukraine can hold out, especially where it is a mass force engagement. We just need to make it exceptionally painful for the Russians to go beyond the Donbass region.

      Ukraine has way overperformed. But Russia is still numerically superior militarily.

  10. World Health Organization has announced plans for an international pandemic treaty that may involve a digital passport and digital ID system."

    billionaires were arriving at the Davos summit to “celebrate an incredible surge in their fortunes.”
    “The pandemic and now the steep increases in food and energy prices have, simply put, been a bonanza for them.”
    "Covid has been one of the most profitable products ever."

  11. 4 - Dogpile is not an option on an iPhone. I am giving Ecosia a whirl.

    7 - one of the democrats many mottos - “we undid that”.

    10 - DeBlasio is hoping to be the Jimmy Carter of NYC - second worst ever. And if they have the democrat convention there (14) that would be awesome.

    18 - Schumer is the Robert O’Rourke of the Senate. A sick son of a bitch.

    1. Amy Schumer’s current net worth is 45 mill. Chuckles might have to hit her up for a loan after his party gets its ass handed to it in five months.

    2. From the little I’ve seen, $45 mil for not being funny. Or is for being related to Chuck the Schmuck?

    3. Thanks SL , I always thought I was the only one that didn't think she was funny .

  12. #14 So long as the convention goers be required to use the subway.

    1. I remember the Dim convention in Chicago in 1968. So I'm in favor of the Dim convention being held in either NYC, Chicago, or LA, for the obvious reason.

  13. 8. When RINOs finally roar...
    Sounds like, "baaaa, baaaa, baaaa"

  14. #2 I believe this pretty much explains why the ruble's fall or rise has little to do with the Russian economy's performance, or the effectiveness of the sanctions. Russia is now pivoting because the strategy always had a shelf life, and the ruble will fall. Wish we had as smart of a Treasury Secretary as the russkies do.

    #7 China is not ascendent. China is not ascendent. China is not ascendent. Anyone saying otherwise, is either posturing for more defense spending, on the take from the CCP, or has not woken up from the early 2000's. They are old, per capita poor, with a tremendously falling population. They import 80% or so of their food and energy over supply lines they cannot defend. Oh, and do they have a real estate bubble!

    It's over. Now we will see how Xi deals with it. I'm guessing maybe he is in a bit of trouble.

    1. You’ve always had a very sane commentary. May it come to pass. Or, as Confucius said, always…wait, it was never…Steve Martin there.

    2. xi is in the process of eliminating opposition. the shanghai lockdown was more crushing dissent than covid. xi is hanging by a thread.

  15. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    Masthead: Ain't it da troof.

    1: Saw that. They looked very happy.

    One girl was able to play dead and survive.

    3: WHO the Hell do they think they are?

    (had to)

    6:Universities have become Lefty dinosaurs. Could be you have to see what the state government is doing to see how OK the state is.

    7: He also misspelled Shih. Or is it Schlob?

    10: Kitty Genovese screams.

    15: You noticed. Libertarians keep wondering why their philosophy doesn't catch on.

    18: Maybe it's just another empty gesture. Maybe Chuckie has finally realized when you're trying to get out of a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

    FINALLY: If that doesn't work, When in the course of human events...

  16. "Reynolds holds out hope for the midterms, as do I."

    I think the Republicans will do well in the midterms because it might just be a bit too obvious if the Democrats attempt to cheat as blatantly as the last election.

    But don't expect Mittens Romney, Mitch the Bitch McConnell, Susan I'll have another Tom Collins, Lisa You Ignorant Slut Murkowski, Maria Rubio or any of the other traitorous scum known as Senate Republicans to do anything for hard working Americans. I suspect you'll see lots of money being sent to the grift factory in Ukraine and support for Dems climate change scam and amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    You can vote all you want but the same corrupt pieces of shit will continue to run the Republican party.

    1. Don't forget Shelly MOORE Capito. She'll do anything Turtle tells her to do.
      Also Jumpin' Joe Manchin was among a few Democrat Senators that spoke recently at the World Economic Forum. That should tell you where he is philosophically.

  17. ITEM 11: …Baby formula crisis… What’s blocking importing from Canada or Mexico?

  18. My Senator needs to be added to the list. Roger the Dodger Wicker was in Davos. What the hell for? He Picked right up where Thad Cochrane left off.

    1. My governor Eric Hokum was there, too. WTF for?

  19. re: ITEM 17:
    Why not just put Ken in Barbie's clothes?

    'Cause Ken doesn't have a penis. It just wouldn't be transgressive enough.

  20. #9 My late Wife was an English Lit major .She hated the
    Disney versions of Winne-the-Pooh Peter Pan, the Jungle Book, etc. I know she'd love the Demise of Disney.

  21. #7 To drive Russia into China's arms? We couldn't get that lucky. Russia is a fading, demographically collapsing power, that is burning up its military fighting Ukraine. The Ukrainians don't want to be under the Russian boot (who could blame them?) and want to fight. Arm them and keep them fighting sounds like a good plan to me (most of those weapons were designed and built to stop Soviet - Russian, I mean really, who can tell the difference they have the same manners - Armies.) And if China ends up with a burned up near-comatose ally it has to prop up as it is hitting the economic and demographic wall itself? Again - sounds good to me.

  22. "Why not just put Ken in Barbie's clothes?"

    Sad to say, I'd bet more than even money that many 'woke' mothers and soy fathers across the country have already done that for their sons soontobe daughters.

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