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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Highlights of the News January 21

ITEM 1Quartz reported on June 26, 2019, "The Wayfair walkout is the latest corporate backlash to Trump’s immigration policies."

The story said, "Workers from online home goods retailer Wayfair are walking out today to protest their employer’s sale of beds to an immigrant detention center.

"The employees want the company to cancel its contract to supply the beds and donate the money it’s made from the sale so far to a group that helps immigrant children."

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, "Wayfair Inc. is laying off about 1,750 workers, or 10% of its workforce, as the online furniture seller confronts shrinking sales after a pandemic-driven boom."

They should check to see if MyPillow is hiring.

ITEM 2: The LA Daily News reported, "Al Gore’s dark past is an inconvenient truth."

A new generation discovers the guru of global warning's sexual harassment of women, which cost him his marriage to Tipper.

Left out is his most famous quote as vice president, "There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in violation of law."

He said it seven times in a press conference to address questions about how he received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Buddhist priests and nuns who had a vow of poverty

But he is not the most evil environmentalist. Ira Einhorn, a co-founder of Earth Day (which is held each year on Lenin's Birthday) killed his girlfriend.

True to environmentalism, he composted her body.

ITEM 3Speaking of the devil, Fox reported, "'Angry and bitter' Michigan school board member claims 'Whiteness is evil,' faces backlash for divisive tweets."


The racist pig should be driven from the board. America must quit pandering to black supremacists. Kick her out.

ITEM 4: Golfweek reported, "'We are deeply disappointed': National Press Club issues statement after LIV Golf announces TV deal with The CW Network."

So an organization that claims it defends free speech opposes televising golf tournaments.

Who paid them to butt in? The rival PGA?

ITEM 5: AP reported, "University leaders in West Virginia urged lawmakers in a letter sent Friday to reconsider a bill advancing in the state legislature that would allow for the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses.

"The letter — sent to lawmakers by the presidents of West Virginia State University, Concord University and Shepherd University — expressed deep concern over the legislation, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and is now on second reading in the full Senate."

Would they prefer students to attend class with the guns on their hips and rifles in hand?

ITEM 6: Yahoo reported, "Florida’s ban on teaching an advanced placement course on African American history is incomprehensible, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday, in the latest dispute between the Biden administration and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a likely presidential nominee who has energized conservatives with his eagerness to engage in the culture wars."

Tuesday following Monday is incomprehensible to Biden's spokeswoman.

ITEM 7: AP reported, "A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines."

John Boch reported, "Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul finds himself in the unpleasant position of defending the indefensible.  It falls upon him to defend Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new gun and magazine ban in the courts.  At a court hearing yesterday, Raoul got off to a rocky start.  Despite 450 attorneys working for him, Illinois’ top lawyer couldn’t even muster enough juris doctors to defend each of four named defendants in the first court hearing.

"I know. You’re probably like me, reaching for a tissue at the news."

Did I just detect a glint of sarcasm in that post?

450 lawyers, and he could not find 4 to attend the hearing. Democrats. Is there anything they cannot screw up?

ITEM 8: Washington Examiner reported, "Democrat introduces bill to end competitive college football in California."

He's just mad because all the California teams suck.

Maybe if the NCAA recognized as sports shoplifting and pissing in the street, Californians would have a chance at winning something.

ITEM 9Bloomberg reported, "Ron DeSantis scored a legal and political victory as a federal judge declined to reinstate a prosecutor the Florida governor suspended for saying he wouldn’t bring criminal charges under the state’s 15-week abortion ban."

There is a difference between prosecutorial discretion -- not pursuing a case because the evidence does not warrant it -- and prosecutorial veto, which this joker tried to get away with.

ITEM 10: The New York Post reported, "More New Yorkers moved to Florida in 2022 than any year in history in staggering exodus."

This is a Yankee invasion even bigger than the Battle of Olustee.

ITEM 11Babalú Blog reported, "Cuba’s famous ice cream parlor closed for lack of ice cream."

It only took communists 64 years to do this.

Heck, Biden will have us run out in just 4.

POLL OF THE DAY: Most Americans think Biden handled classified documents like he would a 9-year-old girl.


ITEM 12: The Epoch Times reported, "Putting up signage that represents only sexual minority groups is not inclusive, parents told New Jersey’s Long Valley Middle School.

"For about five years, the middle school posted square signs showing a rainbow triangle outside many of its classrooms, parents said. This designated the classrooms as a safe space for LGBT students.

"But the school lacked signage declaring any safe spaces for other groups, said local Board of Education member John Holly. And for this reason, the rainbow triangle signs violated the school’s policies."

How about a safe place for virgins?

ITEM 13: NYT ran a column that said, "Just two weeks ago, Democrats were chortling over chaos in the G.O.P., convinced that far-right Republican control of the House would help them in 2024. Then they experienced the exquisite torture that comes with the slow release of politically damaging information, in this case the acknowledgment of classified documents found in Mr. Biden’s former offices and Wilmington home. Now he’s fully in the barrel — targeted by powerful congressional committees, aggressive reporters looking for scoops and a methodical new special counsel, Robert Hur, to match Jack Smith, the special counsel investigating Mr. Trump."

It does not bother NYT that Biden -- who has ties with Red China -- may have spilled state secrets to the CCP.

No, what bothers them is Democrats might not win the 2024 presidential election.

The headline was "Oh, Biden, What Have You Done?"

But the question was not about national security. It was about political insecurity. 

ITEM 14: Reuters reported, "Australian park rangers say 'Toadzilla' could be world's biggest toad."

Its scientific name is toadus jerry nadlerium.

ITEM 15The New York Post reported, "A gay couple from Georgia charged with molesting their two adopted sons and using them to record child porn also allegedly pimped them out to members of a local pedophile ring, according to a disturbing new report.

"A months-long investigation by Townhall revealed that William Dale Zulock, 33, and Zachary Jacoby Zulock, 35, allegedly used social media to prostitute their two elementary-aged sons.

"William Zulock, a government worker, and Zachary Zulock, a banker, were indicted in August 2022 on charges of incest, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, felony sexual exploitation of children and felony prostitution of a minor."

Opponents of gay adoption deserve an apology.

ITEM 16: Life News reported, "Dr. Robert Malone says he can’t support Trump while ex-president stands by COVID-19 jabs."

The Donald has to pay attention because this is a deal-breaker for many MAGA voters.

DeSantis fought mandates.

ITEM 17: KLAS reported, "The Clark County School District has responded to two parents’ lawsuit where they said their high school-aged daughter was required to read an expletive-laced monologue, a piece of writing later deemed too obscene to read publicly at a school board meeting."

If you cannot read it at a public meeting, you cannot assign it as required reading.

FINALLY, today's Substack column is "Turning California into hell."

Sitting in a park in Paris, France
Reading the news and it sure looks bad.
They won't give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had.
Still a lot of lands to see
But I wouldn't wanna stay here.
It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here.

Oh, but California
California, I'm coming home.
I'm gonna see the folks I dig.
I'll even kiss a Sunset pig.
California, I'm coming home.

— Joni Mitchell, California, 1971

Charlie Daniels was wrong. The devil did not go down to Georgia. He went down to California sometime in the 1960s. Easier pickings. The devil took an American paradise of homes, sunshine and beaches and turned it into a chaotic mess with rows of pup tents filled with strung-out people. Illegal aliens have replaced middle class people who either died or left. The stores are under assault by shoplifters as the police must look the other way lest they get in trouble and risk their pensions.

The Los Angeles Times foolishly compared California to Florida in a 2,000-word story that mentioned everything except population. Allow me to mention that.

In Fiscal Year 2022, 343,230 people left California for other U.S. states, a net loss of 113,649 people. It led the nation in population loss.

Politico reported on December 22, 2022, “Florida is the fastest growing state, Census data shows.” It gained 416,754 people.

Instead of reporting those easily attainable numbers, the LA Times went anecdotal and showed a poll from Kenneth P. Miller, a professor at Claremont McKenna College.


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  1. 5 - it’s an awesome bill. It could help prevent another Virginia Tech type incident. It’s working on other campuses.

    1. Agree , fear of reprisal for wrongdoings is a great preventative .

  2. 7 - they will have to go back to Illinois style justice - bribing and/or intimidating the judge and jury.

    1. Again I agree ; Pritzker's actions have destroyed any respect his underlings may have had for him .

    2. Illinois is a failed state and Chicago is a failed city. Repblicans need to try to take back these loser cities and states. At this point, they are hell holes.

    3. Chicago has a reputation for cheating in elections dating back to 1960, if not even earlier. To some extent, they are getting what they deserve.

    4. Yes. Chicago voters are getting what they deserve. Good grief, are they going to "re-elect" Beetlejuice?? But to borrow from Instapundit on making stupid decisions that hurt you: Good and hard, gooder and harder, goodest and hardest.

  3. 10 - maybe the pizza will improve in Florida now. The only possible benefit.

    1. Living in Georgia I have come to avoid outings to Florida ; traffic and crowds have gotten to the point of being unbearable for me . Course I'm displaced hillbilly , the only thing I am comfortable with up close to me are hills and hollers 😁 .

    2. Come to Cape Coral. We have a joint called Chicago Pizza. They do it just right. They left Illinoistan for Florida but brought their Pizza making skills with them.

    3. Now I'm waiting for the restaurant refugees from MD to get down here and make me a good crab cake 🦀

    4. In Montreal, believe it or not, Greek restaurants make very good pizza. That's what I grew up on. Fat, puffy crust loaded with toppings. That's an all-dressed pizza here. There's only a few old-school Italian restaurants that make this kind of pizza. I love pizza and will eat any kind, but thin crust is not my favorite and it's soooooo trendy. I give the prize to the Greeks where I live.

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    1. Can you tell I watched a Road Runner cartoon or two

    2. I wanted to see that Australian toad. Some truly frightening wildlife in that country.

    3. I have no interest in toads, of any kind of size. Australia (and New Zealand) now dsigust me because they turned into police states during the pandemic. However, my brother and I spent many Saturday mornings watch the Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. Time well spent.

    4. oh my, the cartoons that were the lifeblood until they cut them up.
      ~Sir Loin of Beef

  5. Whoeeee ! Don , you are in fine form this morning !

    2 - I shudder to think he was almost POTUS .
    15 - Execute them immediately.
    16 - If we wait on perfection we will never get out of this mess .
    Great column to start my weekend , thanks Don !

    1. re: Al Gorge -- Boiling oceans and rain bombs? Who is writing his speeches? Clearly someone with a vivid imagination. He's nutty.

  6. #16: yes Trump needs to admit the clot shots are NOT vaccines and do a lot more harm than good.
    But in his defense, as DeSantis was against mandates, Trump was never in favor of mandates either.

    1. Yes. Trump needs to address the clot shots for the sake of transparency if he is the nominee.

    2. Trump's still high off his superhero speed getting that fake vaccine out at a time when it was hailed worldwide as a panacea. It's too bad he hasn't acknowledged vax deaths and damages, He's delusional and that's a shame. But it's not in any way a deal breaker for me as long as he continues to oppose the mandates.
      Only thing that worries me is that he's actually taken the shot, ditto DeSantis, ditto Don, ditto many of my loved ones. I fear they all may be ticking time bombs.

    3. M: I wish you would cut DJT some slack. My sense in the early days was that we needed to prevent surges for hospitals, nursing homes. It sounded right (hospitals have protocols in general to counter surges). DJT (not a doctor or medical researcher) went forward with advice from various healthcare bigshots. The result was that many (including me) took the initial shots of Moderna or Pfizer or the other guy. Did it help? Well, that's probably gist for a nonfiction writer looking back and selling a hardcover. Let's face it, everybody got the virus and many people died. I'd like to see DJT give a nice speech about the unknowns then and what has been learned.

    4. Good idea, Dermot. Agree. I want Trump to address the jabs, for better or worse. Get it all out there. What he thought, what he wanted to do and what he did.

    5. I doubt The Donald will admit he was bamboozled by his public health advisors. It would require he acknowledge that the Vaxx Lightning-fast Development Miracle (which he took great pride in) was complete nonsense and that the medical research community had pre-planned the whole Covid epidemic, including developing the vaccine, years before.

      Admitting you were used in perpetrating biowarfare against the world is beyond his comfort zone.

  7. #1 --Layoffs after the pademic. Happy for the MyPillow guy. (I lay my head down on one every night.) But this is a trend everywhere as people resume their normal lives. I did not enjoy being at home 24/7 during the lockdowns and I did some things during the pandemic that would have resulted in large fines if caught. That's life under a facsist regime. So we're now in the bust cycle. And what about the people whose small businesses were crushed? Hardly ever a word about them.

  8. re: FINALLY -- Yes to California as a hellscape. A total unforced error. The Devil surely did park himself there and not Georgia.

  9. #17 -- If you can't read from these books at school board meetings, then they are clearly obscene and shouldn't be in classrooms.

    1. What I dont get is the total disconnect that the Board members have saying a 7 to 17 yr can check out a book, they wont his mother read a full paragraph? It breaks my brain it is so stupid.

  10. #13--Biden and his documents. I am still wondering if Biden can overcome this or if he will be pushed from office. I know which scenario I prefer. Who decides and how soon?

    1. I'm guessing that's up to Obama and James Clyburn to decide.

  11. #4 -- I didn't know golf was on the agenda of the National Press Club. Yet another reason why journalism is dead. Stick to what you know and do it well.

  12. Actually, the article did mention population loss, although it didn't cite specific numbers:

    "Newsom is battling a homelessness crisis that has crippled major cities, an energy crisis that threatens the state’s prosperity and a water crisis that has failed to abate. After decades of population growth, the state is seeing more people leave for other states than are coming in from elsewhere.

    Florida is attracting some of them. And many are still going to Texas, which for more than a decade has positioned itself as California’s chief sparring partner."

    I was actually surprised that it was a lot more even-handed than I would expect from the LA Times.

  13. Also, here's some more California drivel from about the same time as Joni Mitchell's offering:

  14. The snatch and dash
    Scoring weight in kg x distance in m divided by time in s. You have to start by picking up the sack with the weight in it before you run. You may use a back pack to carry the weight if you want to run a longer distance. The sack/box/backpack is counted in the total weight carried.

    So if you carried 10kg 100m in 10s you would score 100 pts. If you carried 100kg 10m in 10s you would score the same.

    1. you can carry the weight uncontained as well. Barbells, etc.
      The point at which you stop running/moving, drop the weight, bag tears, etc your event is over.
      We could also limit time / distance / or minimum weight. how far can you get with a minimum of 20kg maximum of 60s and maximum of 400m the possibilities are endless.

  15. #15. Now Don, not all homosexuals who want to adopt are child molesters. I would go so far as to wager that it's only about 99% of them giving the rest a bad reputation.
    Seriously, every effort should be made to ensure every child is raised in a home with mom and dad, their biological parents. When that is impossible, get them into a home with a heterosexual couple. Our society is being destroyed in the name of diversity and children like the two molested by those perverts are paying the price.
    As for these two molesters, bind their hands, shove something similar to a fishing arrow up their dicks, attach an electric cable, stand them barefoot on a copper floor and apply current.

  16. Item 2. Composted? I thought he just stuffed her body into a suitcase and left it in an attic somewhere?

  17. Florida had their beaches closed due to covid people were arrested