Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: 77 newspapers canceled Dilbert because it will help their ESG scores, which Scott Adams is mocking this month.

A reader said, "Scott Adams will still be drawing Dilbert when many of them fold."

Meanwhile, they cannot censor the man because he is online. He gets 4.1 million visits a month.

But each paper will save $5 a week and signal their virtue to rich white liberals.

ITEM 2: Just the News reported, "Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is reportedly continuing his migrant transport scheme, this time sending planeloads to President Joe Biden's summer home in Delaware.

"The governor, alongside Republican peers Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona, have been sending migrants to left-wing strongholds in a bid to highlight the consequences of the Biden administration's lax enforcement of immigration law.

"DeSantis most recently earned notoriety for sending planeloads of migrants to the upper crust left-wing stronghold of Martha's Vineyard, which prompted outrage among Democratic leaders. Authorities promptly relocated the migrants to a nearby military base at Cape Cod."

Make them live by their rules, mate.

ITEM 3: News Busters reported, "On CBS Evening News on Monday, anchor Norah O’Donnell and senior White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe reported on the rolling dumpster fire that was President Joe Biden’s interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. As part of the report, O’Keefe noted how many of Biden’s statements needed to be corrected or clarified by his handlers afterward. 

"Biden was such a trainwreck that O’Donnell opened with this stunning report: “there is fallout tonight after President Biden's interview with 60 Minutes, comments he made about the pandemic, led stocks of three COVID vaccine makers to plunge, shares falling as much as 9%."

Not to mention his willingness to send troops to fight and die for Taiwan.

But these are not gaffes. These are times Biden told the truth. Remember when he blurted out in 2008 that Obama would bankrupt coal companies?

ITEM 4: AP pretended to report, "A local elected official got court-appointed attorneys during his arraignment on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Las Vegas investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his managerial conduct."

It was a 986-word article that failed to mention the accused murderer is a Democrat.

Meanwhile, Dana Loesch tweeted, "Telles is a Democrat and the people who always declare that any criticism of the press from conservatives or Republicans is tantamount to violence are strangely silent on this story."

ITEM 5: Matt Henson reported, "Police: Driver admitted to intentionally killing teen at North Dakota street dance after political dispute

"Court papers say 41-year-old Shannon Brandt confessed to a 911 dispatcher and police that he killed 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson due to a political dispute."

The story said, "Court papers show Brandt called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and told the 911 dispatcher that he just hit Ellingson, claiming the teen was part of a Republican extremist group and was calling people to come get Brandt after a political argument."

The victim had called his mom.

The story said, "By the time she could get there, her son was dead."

Sad.

ITEM 6: Can you guess what Kamala's word of the day is, boys and girls?

If she were a teacher, I would not trust her with study hall.

ITEM 7AP reported, "The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving."

As long as you can opt out, no problem.

Until such time as a Paul Pelosi does a year in prison for DUI causing an accident, the government is not considered to be serious about drunken driving.

ITEM 8: CBS reported, "A group of Venezuelan migrants on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials who took credit for flying them to Martha's Vineyard, alleging that they were lured onto flights through gifts and false offers of jobs and services." 

Martha's Vineyard won't lift a finger to help them but will get them the best ambulance-chasing lawyers they can find.

Frankly, they'd be treated better at Myrtle Beach.

ITEM 9: Just the News reported, "A quartet of Italian scientists are claiming that a review of current extreme weather data suggest the world is not experiencing a "climate crisis," contra the claims of most scientists and leaders around the planet. 

"Activists and experts have long claimed that climate change will bring about an increasingly unstable atmosphere, one that is prone to ever-more-extreme weather events including more severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts, among other phenomena. 

"In a paper titled A critical assessment of extreme events trends in times of global warming published earlier this year at the European Physical Journal Plus, four Italian researchers claim that 'on the basis of observational data, the climate crisis that, according to many sources, we are experiencing today, is not evident yet.'"

Fermi helped save the world by leading one of the teams that developed the atomic bomb.

These scientists follow in his footsteps.

ITEM 10: AP reported, "The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team’s reluctance to say whether it believed the records had been declassified.

"'We’re going to proceed with what I call responsible dispatch,' Raymond Dearie, a veteran Brooklyn judge, told lawyers for Trump and the Justice Department in their first meeting since his appointment last week as a so-called special master.

"The purpose of the meeting was to sort out next steps in a review process expected to slow by weeks, if not months, the criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret information at Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House. As special master, Dearie will be responsible for sifting through the thousands of documents recovered during the Aug. 8 FBI search and segregating any that might be protected by claims of executive privilege or attorney-client privilege.

"Though Trump’s lawyers had requested the appointment of a special master to ensure an independent review of the documents, they have resisted Dearie’s request for more information about whether the seized records had been previously declassified — as Trump has maintained. His lawyers have consistently stopped short of that claim even as they asserted in a separate filing Tuesday that the Justice Department had not proven that the documents were classified. In any event, they say, a president has absolute authority to declassify information."

We shall see if this guy is a good guy or just another John Durham protecting the FBI.

ITEM 11: The New York Post reported, "Look inside a NYC woman’s 80-square-foot, $650-per-month apartment."

Prison cells are bigger.

She should declare herself to be an illegal alien because Mayor Cop would, courtesy of taxpayers, put her up in a swanky hotel owned by one of his donors.

ITEM 12: Fox reported, "The Biden administration is expected to soon finalize a rule banning oil and gas leasing near a Native American historical site despite heavy opposition from local Indigenous leaders, who say the administration's rule would prevent them from collecting royalties on their land.

"The rule, which the Department of Interior (DOI) announced in November 2021, would implement a 20-year moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing within a 10-mile radius of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park located in northwest New Mexico. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the rule, which would amount to a withdrawal of 336,000 acres of public lands from mineral leasing, would protect the environment and rich cultural legacy of the region."

What the hell?

Democrats in the 1830s ignored a Supreme Court ruling and seized Choctaw land in Mississippi and Louisiana and gave it to slave owners. It was one of five Indian nations marched to Oklahoma in a series of Trails of Tears under President Jackson, founder of the Democrat Party.

They marched the Choctaw to Oklahoma where they have lived in poverty ever since. They finally got money from oil leases and Biden pulls a Trail of Tears number on them. Biden is using objections from a few Navajo to impoverish the Choctaw.

ITEM 13: The New York Post reported, "Dr. Anthony Fauci crassly mocked ass-backwards restaurant patrons who removed their coronavirus masks when seated — and laughed at the absurdity of his own idea for anti-COVID-19 goggles, according to a new book.

"The inside account is included by former White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern in Vignettes & Vino — out on October 25 — which calls Fauci awful and an egomaniac."

The Dr. Evil cackle is a dead giveaway.

ITEM 14: Breitbart reported, "Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly Funds Campaign of Iowa’s Mike Franken, Now Accused of Sexual Misconduct."

With a name like Franken, he has to sexually harass.

ITEM 15: Mia Cathell tweeted, "So about the Democrat Texas sheriff investigating Ron DeSantis' air-conditioned migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard...

"In June, 53 illegals were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in his TX county, which DHS deemed the deadliest smuggling case in U.S. history."

The thread is interesting.

Maybe Sheriff Virtue Signal should worry more about the 53 illegal aliens Biden's open border policy killed and less about the 50 sent to a resort city.

ITEM 16: Breaking 911 reported, "Shawn Parcells, uncredited forensics ‘expert’ who performed Michael Brown autopsy, sentenced to prison."

Parcells performed an autopsy on Michael D. Brown and concluded -- somehow -- that he had his hands up in a surrender when he was shot and killed. AP made it world news.

The reality is the officer and Brown struggled over the officer's gun. 

FINALLYCBN reported, "Actress Patricia Heaton Posts Heartbreaking Message About Her Brother's Death."

Her mother died when she was 12, leaving behind four daughters and a son. Patricia was going to follow in the steps of her father, Chuck, who covered the Browns for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She became an actress instead, but her brother became a reporter at the PD.

The story said, "Michael Heaton, 66, was a reporter, features writer, and columnist for the Plain Dealer. He penned the Minister of Culture column for over three decades and was well-known in the journalism space before his 2018 retirement."

David Gray published a collection of Heaton's work.

Gray said, "Like many other people I was familiar with Michael’s Minister of Culture writings.

"I moved back to Cleveland in 1990. I knew his writing. I was really surprised when we put together his collection of journalism how much hard news and feature writing he had done and how good it was, including his 9/11 coverage. I was bowled over. It had me scratching my head a lot as to why The Plain Dealer didn’t have him write more because he was so good at it. There’s some really good writing in that collection. It’s not that he didn’t write good entertainment columns as Minister of Culture, but his other reporting had some seriousness that most people didn’t associate with him."

RIP, Mister Heaton. Never met you. Wish I had.

78 comments:

  1. ITEM 6: If [Kamala] were a teacher, I would not trust her with study hall.

    LOL!!! This reminds me of Rush. He was the one who noticed that the DNC tells the party what the word of the day is. The word was gravitas.

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  2. "If she were a teacher, I would not trust her with study hall."

    Actually, this should be, "If she was a teacher... ". The verb should be singular and not plural. The pronoun is singular.

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    1. No, Don is correct. The phrase is the expression of a wish or imagined situation and therefore the subjunctive mood is correct. (As in "If I were a carpenter and you were a lady....")

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    2. Sorry, it's subjunctive (If) and were is correct for all singular and plural. Was is only correct for past tense and then only for 1st and 3rd singular; 2nd singular and all plural is were.

      https://www.grammarly.com/blog/was-vs-were/

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    3. Mood is a groovy thing, and there used to be more of them. I like the optative mood, which to my ear seems to lie between the subjunctive mood and the imperative mood.

      subjunctive: If God were to save the king

      imperative: Hey God, save the king!

      optative: God save the king

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    4. Don is correct. It is a conditional statement and it takes "were." Same conditional verb tense in French.

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    5. Whirled Peas says:
      Don is correct. The easy way to remember it, directly from Mrs. Broker's English class, and never disputed throughout my English major, as well as confirmed, by Strunk, is, "if l were, and when l was."

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    6. Take care to avoid the Millidiot mood -
      “If she were, like, a teacher, I would totally not trust her with, like, study hall.”

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    7. Randy says: The Millidiot mood? What color is that on my mood ring?

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    8. The purpose of language is to be understood. If you don't understand, complain. Don's email is posted on the page.

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    9. On the mood ring that would be rainbow colored. Duh.

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  3. Item 8.
    Lessee, they're Venezuelan nations, they're in the U.S. ILLEGALLY.

    Case dismissed.
    Mr. DeSantis, carry on.
    -lg

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    1. Yes, carry on gooder and harder.

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    2. Now expecting grammar Nazi's to comment in 3, 2, 1...

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    3. BCE refers to their new location as 'Joint Base Toxic Waste,"

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    4. My grammar is perfect ! It is this dang spell check !!! 😠

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  4. the world is not experiencing a "climate crisis," "

    WEF Hosts New York 'Climate Crisis' Confab, Featuring BlackRock, Bezos, and CNN
    The WEF, which serves as the narratives and ideas shop of the global ruling class, helped to popularize movements such as The Great Reset and the Build Back Better campaign, among other maneuvers designed to “transition” the world to a system of authoritarian “global governance.”

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    1. There is no bloody climate crisis. The climate is always changing says the denier.

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    2. As usual, too many people equate climate with weather. The evil lords want a POLITICAL climate where us common folks eat the BS and accept it as caviar

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  5. Item 14.
    -With a name like Franken, he has to sexually harass.

    I'm stealing that one.
    -lg

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    1. The burning questions to me are is he a beer drinker and, if so, does he drink from a frankenstein? I'll be in town 'til Friday. Try the veal.

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    2. the jelly people may have something to say about that though... (just sayin')

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  6. 3 - I am not surprised that the incompetent white house didn’t approve the transcripts ahead of time. This will be Xiden’s last one on one media interview. Dr. Jill will be there for any other ones.

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    1. Yes, that makes total sense. It doesn't matter how many drugs are pumped into Brandon to juice him up, his condition is only going to get worse. Dr. Jill will hold his hand during interviews and direct his comments, if he even does any more interviews.

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  7. Don — As you know, the subjunctive is used for statements contrary to fact. Like, “If Biden were the choice of voters, he would be the lawfully elected president.” A statement in line with the facts follows the normal singular/plural rules. “Since Biden was marked on more counted ballots . . .” A hangover from our Latinate linguistic heritage, courtesy of the Normans.

    IOW you were right. I guess there’s a reason to remain anonymous. 🤓

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  8. 77 newspapers canceled Dilbert ""

    Glenn Greenwald:
    "There’s now an entire new industry, aligned with Dems, to pressure Big Tech to censor. Think tanks and self-proclaimed ‘disinformation experts’ funded by Omidyar, Soros and the U.S./U.K. Security State use benign-sounding names to glorify ideological censorship as neutral expertise.
    A major myth that must be quickly dismantled: political censorship is not the byproduct of autonomous choices of Big Tech companies. This is happening because D.C. Dems and the U.S. Security State are threatening reprisals if they refuse. They’re explicit."

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    1. Say what you want about lefties like Greenwald and Taibbi, they believe in freedom of speech and they recognize what has happened to the Dems. There are a few more lefties like them but not enough to tip the balance at this point.

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  9. 9 - the Italian FBI will now frame the four scientists for writing the truth.

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  10. another John Durham protecting the FBI.""

    Putin knows that RussiaGate was a hoax and the 2020 election was stolen. Mitch McConnel also knows and says nothing. Everybody knows except the American public.
    Peter Navarro: ‘Everything’ Mitch McConnell ‘Did Was Designed to Screw Donald Trump’
    Mitch McConnell subverted former President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” pursuit by delaying appointments for top officials at federal government agencies and departments.
    https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2022/09/20/peter-navarro-everything-mitch-mcconnell-designed-screw-donald-trump/

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    1. After yesterday's glowing description of Senator Capito, we need to remember that she is McConnell's right hand "man". If you check their voting records and other items decreed, they will be almost entirely identical. She's a mini-McConnell.

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    2. I wouldn't trust her. Let's see what Capito actually accomplishes.

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  11. 10 - it’s an AP report. Who knows what in the story is fact and what is fiction.

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  12. 12 - ironically, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians centered around Neshoba County (Philadelphia) Mississippi are doing quite well.

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    1. The Dems are no friends of Indians. They need to rethink that. 2DC

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  13. #3 .. In actuality, some of Joe's statements needed to be " de-clarified" .. as they were giving the game away

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  14. EN2 SS says;
    #10 Until further notice and proof otherwise, let's just call him Junior.

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  15. Don, item 12 has me puzzled. What does a ban on drilling in northwest New Mexico (however silly it may be) have to do with Choctaw in Oklahoma? The ban doesn't apply to all reservation lands in the US.

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    2. It Means the government screws the Indians again.

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    3. It sure does. How can the lefties be so uncaring??

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    4. The Indians wanted to compromise at 5 miles. The 10 miles affects better than 10,000 who would get royalties from the oil. That is a very poor area and the Indians suffer the most. I read a good article on it yesterday but dont remember where.

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    5. Oh, and don't forget the EPA and the Animas river.

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    6. Randy says: “That is a very poor area and the Indians suffer the most.” They can always sell rubber tomahawks and fake moccasins made in China, like other Indian tribes.

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  16. Don,

    Almost everybody, including you, misses the most delicious detail of the Martha's Vinyard story.

    Otis ang base, the camp where the illegal aliens are are being concentrated is an EPA superfund site. https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-success-stories-epa-region-1#otis

    And just for a cherry on top, the pollution has been "transfered to" (sold? Given?) converge LLC. Run by Matthew Kennedy. I can't find out if he is the Matthew Kennedy grandson of rfk or just a rn of the mill Massachusetts Kennedy

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    1. Don reported on this Monday.
      https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2022/09/martha-vineyard-sent-illegals-to.html?m=1

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  17. As a regular listener to Scott Adams' podcast, I can verify he's left of Bernie, as Scott himself proclaims, but he is a patriot, none the less. He told his audience he'd go after ESG companies by mocking them.

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  18. Item #6 .. If I had been at Kam's press conference, my first question would have been ...

    "You mentioned investing $12 billion in a certain type of bank. Now for purposes of clarification Madamme Vice President .. what sort of banks are these? And where are they located?"

    #15 .. The First Principle of any rule of law is that the terms of a contract or covenant apply only to the parties who negotiated the contract. The Constitution is a covenant between the Federal Government the States and the citizens of the United States. The protections of the 4th and 14th Amendment do not extend to non citizens, as they were not parties to the initial contract

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    1. If I had been at the Ho VP’s press conference, I may have committee hara-kari.

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    2. She really has nothing to do. I couldn't imagine spending time with her. It must be incredibly boring.

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    3. I meant to say that she really has nothing to say, not nothing to do. But maybe that is the case, too!

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    4. LuAnn, Haven't you been paying attention? The VP is a master wordsmith. Few people use the English language like she does. Every time she learns a new word, she strives to see how many times she can use it in a short paragraph.

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    5. I think she is a master of repetition once she learns a new word.

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    6. The late Alex had a larger vocabulary than Miss Scuffed Knees...
      And he was a parrot!
      -lg

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  19. Item 1: I cancelled newspapers decades ago.
    Item 6: Kamal proves once again she has intellectual immunity.

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    1. Never has a descriptive phrase fit a person so well ! Classic 👏👏👏

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  20. #7 News reports indicated Paul Pelosi served a few days in jail due to his DUI. The reality is he different serve any time. He spent a few hours at the station with testing, booking, etc. and went home.

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    1. Once Paul got home from his short stay at the police station, he got busy with Nancy on some insider trading.

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  21. 10: Works and lives in NY. Will get the same deference as given by Cyrus Vance and Letitia James. He is in trouble.

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  22. Michael Heaton 66 died at home. Obituary reads: "No cause of death given." That has become code for a vaccine-caused death that can't be identified as such.

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  23. #1 - Dilbert, newspapers and Scott Adams -- Scott and Dilbert will outlast most newspapers. I used to care about the fate of newspapers, but they're getting what they deserve. Scott Adams can be quite left of centre but he does recognize what is going on. ESG is what got Sri Lanka into the mess it's in and is causing protests in the Netherlands. It's going to wreak havoc in Canada, too, as Justin seeks to lower nitrogen levels. As we all know, nitrogen increases crop output. Canada is a major producer of nitrogen (western province of Saskatchewan). This won't sit well with Western Canada, which already has no love for Justin. Remember we are only three days or 9 meals away from anarchy.

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  24. #16 -- Yes, the reality is the officer and Brown struggled over the officer's gun.

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  25. #5 -- Dead teen who called his mom -- How very sad. Of course he wasn't an extremist.

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  26. #9 -- No climate crisis -- Watch now for a campaign to discredit those four Italian scientists. They aren't following the narrative.

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  27. #13 - Fauci -- How can we miss him if he won't go away???? (sarc)

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  28. re: FINALLY -- Rest in peace Michael Heaton. You were one of the good journalists. Fewer and fewer left.

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  29. Item 6 - The product Kamala’s speaking disability is often referred to as word salad. Can we start calling it what it truly is - verbal vomit??

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  30. 3 They are actors reading the script/narrative given to them by the brandon regime

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  31. ITEM 3 - A gaffe has been defined as a politician unintentionally telling the truth. By that definition, Biden's "60 Minutes" interview was gaffetastic.

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  32. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: You know the initials of all this are DIE

    2: Even better, hit 'em where they live.

    3: these are not gaffes. These are times Biden told the truth.

    That is what makes it a gaffe.

    See Kinsley, Michael.

    5 Parents should sue the PedolfHitler family and Maladministration.

    9: Rico saved about 400,000 American lives and probably all of Japan.

    12: The Five Civilized Tribes ought to go uncivilized; too bad Brandon hasn't got any scalp left where it counts

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  33. Favorite time Biden accidentally told the truth: He was giving a "speech" in CO shortly after taking office as O's VP and the wind blew over and smashed his teleprompter.

    He told the crowd "don't tell Obama" "I'll get in trouble".

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  34. "We invested an additional $12 Billion in Community Banks..."

    What is the expected return on that investment? $0, yes? The federal government will get NOTHING back on that $12 Billion "investment" including, most importantly, the principal.

    That's NOT an investment. Whenever a Democrat says "investment" what they mean is "spending". In this case, they are SPENDING on a BAILOUT.

    The reason for the bailout is continued fallout from the Clinton era CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) - same legislation that created the bubble that burst in August of '08, leading to the election of Obama.

    What this is is RACIST banking. Its the federal government requiring banks to issue mortgages to black people that are called "NINJA" mortgages - short for "No Income No Job". And, for Hispanics, "No Doc" mortgages where you don't even have to have a valid ID much less be a citizen or, at least, a legally present foreign national.

    Oh, and "ADDITIONAL" - this $12 BILLION was the ADDITIONAL spending on this particular bailout.

    Like the student loan abomination, what this really does is transfer wealth from responsible taxpayers to Democrat constituents.

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  35. "Opt out" - Democrats aren't really into allowing people to opt out. Democrats are the Party of "Forced to Comply".

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  36. " Choctaw land in Mississippi and Louisiana and gave it to slave owners."

    Fun Fact: The Choctaw were Slave owners themselves. They were allowed to take their slaves with them on the "trail of tears" and keep them on their new reservation in what became Oklahoma.

    Funny how there's all this sympathy for the Indians that were forced to walk to OK, but no mention in the history books about how the SLAVES they took with them made their journey so much easier for them.

    The leaders of the Indian nations volunteered to fight for the Confederacy in the Civil War and recruited members of their tribe to fight as well. They had slaves to protect, after all.

    The Smithsonian has a huge exhibit dedicated to documenting these slaves of the Indians.

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  37. "The reality is the officer and Brown struggled over the officer's gun."

    Actually, no. That's not what resulted in Brown being shot. Though he did punch the officer in the face and cause him to drop his weapon.

    After the officer retrieved his weapon and forced Brown back, they separated - Brown started to run away. Then stopped and turned back.

    Eye witnesses said he then hunched forward and charged the officer "like a bull". That's when the officer shot him. Didn't say anything, much less "hands up, don't shoot", nor did he put his hands up at all. That was a lie invented by his accomplice, who has never been charged, and repeated as if it were true by CNN (without bothering to inform their viewers this was an uncorroborated statement from the criminal's accomplice).

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