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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Highlights of the News January 24

ITEM 1: M&M's have fired their woke, diverse and inclusive spokescandies in favor of hiring Maya Rudolph as the brand's new spokesperson and Chief of Fun.

Woke ain't fun.

Via Marketing Dive, the company said, "America, let’s talk. In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokecandies. We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the internet. But now we get it — even a candy’s shoes can be polarizing. Which was the last thing M&M’s wanted since we’re all about bringing people together."

I liked M&Ms better when they melted in your mouth, not on your politics.

ITEM 2Resist the Mainstream reported, "At least two Democrat senators have called for a full investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified materials, after several batches of documents were found at an office and his home in Delaware."

One was Joe Manchin. Being called unethical by Manchin is like being called stupid by Tim Kaine.

By the way, Tim Kaine is the other Democrat senator calling for the investigation.

ITEM 3: Ace of Spades reported, "Former Head of FBI Counterintelligence Division, and the Man Who Started the Russiagate Hoax Investigation Into Trump, Arrested for... Violating Russian Sanctions."

Once again, the smeller is the feller.

Putin tried to fix the election all right. For Hillary.

Do you think he did not have a hand in Russiagate?

ITEM 4: Just the News reported, "Child of House Democratic Whip Clark arrested in anti-police protest."

I had this yesterday but I just want to point out that fake conservative media called the son her daughter, including the New York Post and the Boston Herald. He is not a child. He's 23.

And he is not a protester. He is a vandal.

ITEM 5: Happy Beer Appreciation Day.

By the way, beer begat civilization.

ITEM 6: Matt Drudge comes out of the closet as a...


Liberals usually are what they say you are.

George Santos looks a little like Katy Mixon.

ITEM 7: The New York Post reported, "One alleged activist group in Norway is calling for Aretha Franklin’s hit 1967 song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after they deemed its lyrics offensive.

"The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance took to Twitter last week to condemn the ballad, citing that it has ignited harm against transgender women."

Ah, they are on to the sneaky plan by songwriter Carole King to discredit a movement 50 years before it came into existence.

ITEM 8: Post Millennial reported, "Seattle officials intentionally 'purged' thousands of texts about 2020 'autonomous zone' despite order not to: federal judge."

Judge Thomas Zilly is a Reagan appointee. I would not mess with him.

ITEM 9: The Independent reported, "Ghislaine Maxwell says she believes Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in prison."

You don't say.

ITEM 10: KTTH reported, "Seattle’s fentanyl overdose crisis is so bad that the King County Medical Examiner is running low on storage for dead bodies. The stunning admission was made by Seattle-King County Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan during a recent Board of Health meeting.

"'The Medical Examiner’s Office is now struggling with the issue of storing bodies because the fentanyl-related death toll continues to climb. Obviously, they have finite space in the coolers they use and that space is now being exceeded on a regular basis,' Dr. Khan admitted.

"King County has already experienced over one fatal fentanyl overdose death a day for the month of January, with 31 deaths as of Jan. 22, 2023. Last year, the county recorded 1,019 fatal overdoses, with fentanyl responsible for the majority of deaths at 686. It’s the highest number of overdose deaths the county has ever recorded."

This is part of the price America pays for having an open border under Biden.

ITEM 11: Car Scoops reported, "Norwegian Shipping Company Bans Electrified Vehicles Over Fire Fears.

"The company says that its ships are not equipped to fight a lithium-ion battery fire at sea."

What's the carbon footprint of an electrical fire?

ITEM 12: The Western Journal reported, "Silk Reveals Trump Is Covering Costs of Diamond's Funeral: 'This Is What a President's Supposed to Do.'"

This is something Trump was doing long before he became president. Remember him in your prayers tonight, God bless him.

ITEM 13: The New York Post reported, "Jeff Bezos may sell Washington Post to buy Commanders, investors say: sources."

Translation: billionaire gets bored with his toy. Decides to invest in a money-making venture.

ITEM 14: AOL reported, "Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), one of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (Ariz.) best friends in the chamber, is urging the newly declared Independent lawmaker to caucus with Senate Republicans, which he suggested could help avoid a three-way race for her seat in 2024."

Two more boobs will join the caucus.

Actually, it is a good move because fair or not, Kari Lake now reeks of losing.

ITEM 15: Newsweek reported, "Russian Serial Killer Who Murdered 80 Women Volunteers for Ukraine Front."

Well, he has shown he has the job skills.

But why is he alive?

ITEM 16: China Daily reported, "Lowest temperature recorded in China's northernmost city."

Minus 53 degrees Celsius. 

China? Sounds more like Chile.

ITEM 17: AP reported, "7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days."

Meanwhile in Chicago, 9 dead and  25 wounded in weekend shootings.

FINALLY, today's Substack column at Your Daily Don Surber is "Expert gets Biden scandal all wrong."

It begins:

Politico called Mark Zaid “a prominent national security attorney who has extensive experience dealing with claims around mishandling classified information.” I will take its word on that because Zaid — a lawyer based in DC — is considered an expert by other news media outlets, including PBS. And wherever two or more news outlets are gathered, anyone they consider to be an expert is an expert, right?

This is what Zaid told PBS on August 26, 2022, weeks after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago and confiscated 11,000 items including President Trump’s passports, photos, fan letters, apparel and 1,693 newspapers, magazines and clippings. The FBI claimed only 100 of those items were classified. 99% of what the FBI took belonged to Trump and not the government. The ownership of the remaining 1% is in dispute.

Zaid said, “Well, one thing, I agree. This was what we expected it to look like, which is unusual, because we never pre-indictment get these types of documents.”

Pre-indictment? Nearly six months later, there is no indictment, just as there never were indictments related to Russiagate by Mueller.

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  1. Item 1: God bless Maya Rudpolph but call me cynical. This is simply hiring a real live spokes-xir and they had to do it quickly because this thing exploded in their face like a can of New Coke. A UC Santa Cruz grad that checks off all of the correct racial, sexual & political check boxes. The only thing preventing her from winning the DNC Diversity Superfecta is that she's not gay and is a breeder with four kids.

    The message didn't change. The xir "speaking truth to power" did.

    Item 7: You'd think a far left, leftist's leftist like Carole King would ban her own songs in support of whatever the latest leftist DNC "movement" is and do it wearing her DNC issued Ukraine pin.

    Item 13: "Owners don't make any money on pro sports teams" is one of the biggest lies taxpayers have been told over the decades.

    Item 14: She's not an "Independent" any more than Angus King or Bernie Sanders is. This is Thune playing cutesy since republican can't do squat in the Senate.

    1. 14 - Thund is McConnell light. I don’t trust him.

    2. Dan Snyder bought Washington Redskins in 1999 for $750 million. Today estimates say the franchise is worth $5.6 billion. I'd say owners make a fortune

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    4. Sports teams are better than gold. Not only do they appreciate over time, but, in the meantime you get to depreciate your players and reduce other income.

    5. Plus you get tax payer built stadiums so your outlay is mainly salaries ect.

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    7. Jim, sports teams make money until they don't. We are at peak bubble. Half of NFL viewers are over 54. They have hit the point where viewership has peaked and is beginning their freefall. Superbowl viewership among 18-49 has dropped by about 40% since 2010. They are beginning the drop that baseball watched happen to it a few decades ago. If I was Snyder I'd sell now - see if he cannot get a few extra hundred millions out of Amazon Jeff, while forcing him to sell the WaPo for a loss, because it isn't worth anything. Amazon Jeff can then buy the Commanders (a name their fans hate) at peak value, and watch it start to deteriorate before his eyes. Snyder can buy a pickleball team.

    8. "... because this thing exploded in their face like a can of New Coke."


      How I wish that only the people who know how to create excellent similes and metaphors can be able to do so, with the rest of us finding out that their pens had mysteriously ran out of ink ("Wha?!"), at the same time that their keyboards have abandoned ship.

      --- Instant grounds for eventual, brutal American Communist, left-wing persecution (with her business agent turning "state witness"): "... she's not gay and is a breeder with four kids..."

      --- I find it amazing that we're paying any attention at all to the identity of endorsers of crap that rots on store shelves for months before it's eventually bought because the store chain ordered too much 12 months earlier and couldn't get rid of the existing supply before the re-order delivery arrived.

  2. 2 - Most senators don’t want to touch this story. Glass houses. Stones.

  3. Ghislaine is not too quick on the uptake. Cato The Elder predicted this 2000 years ago with his cryptic remark

    Epsteino delendatur erit

    Epstein will be destroyed

    1. With her amazing detective abilities, Maxwell will now be called on to solve the case of who leaked the Supreme Court ruling.

    2. It's nice she has discovered a new skill she can market when or if she is ever released from prison.

    3. Shes trying to keep from being Epstien'd. At one point they said she spilled the Jon list but it is probably buried in the FBI. or maybe they had the list to begin with to keep the politicians in line. She will get moved to another facility and die in an 'accident' on the way.

  4. 11 - at sea, there is plenty of water available to fight the fire.

    1. Using sea water--or any kind of water--will not stop a fire from lithium or sodium--it will make it worse. I learned this in high school chemistry. Both metals are extremely reactive. Sodium compounds (including table salt) are very common; but you never see pure sodium anywhere in nature. It is even hard to store safely. Lithium is similar. It is used in small amounts for laptops, tablets, and other things, including cordless power tools. But the large batteries required for cars and trucks are more dangerous.

    2. You have to suppress it with a powder or with certain chemicals. We had a Telsa accident in 2016. Fire burned for 24 hrs plus if I remember right. Amazon removed the solar panels from the warehouses around here too. Too many fires.

    3. You have to fight fires with high-IQ, experienced fire-fighters. They are not usually found on ship crews.

  5. 13 - I read that Bezos May sell because Daniel Snyder despises the Washington Post. He wouldn’t sell to their owner. At least Snyder is correct about one thing.

    1. When Snyder bought the Redskins, the first thing he did was throw dozens of long-time, loyal employees of the team out on the street. Karma has rewarded him with consistent team failure since then (as if his choice of head coaches --- for the most part, a parade of idiots --- needed any help from karma).

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  8. "Natural Woman" was written and performed by Aretha Franklin. Carol King did a great cover of that song on her album "Tapestry".

    1. The song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King (and Jerry Wexler was also given credit). Wexler had the idea and the song was written specifically for Franklin.

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  10. #15 "reportedly offering to waive their sentences if they survive six months". What if they go awol or die?

  11. 6. If you didn't call for lying biden, lying warren and lying blumenthal to resign then STFU about Santos.

    11. Just wait for governments to demand electric ships.

    17. We know california's and chicago's gun laws don't work. Why try to impose them on everybody?

    Finally, another fake "expert."

    1. The gov'mt was already talking about electric tanks, Jim. You missed it.

    2. Saw a video on the old Tea Clippers. Very labor intensive from construction to sailing but some of their records still stand. No electric ships for me.

    3. Jim, you forgot to add the biggest liar and plagiarist of all time, Joe Biden? The list is endless of his lies and outright buffoon-ary

    4. The battery on an electric ship would preclude the hauling of cargo , typical lefty logic ( sneer !! ) .

    5. SN, you could do it with a smaller battery and solar panels, but forget cargo as you would need the space for food for the crew member(s).

  12. "Kari Lake now reeks of losing".... last straw. What is it with establishment GOP? Why do they like losing so much.

    1. Like Dan Snyder Redskin Commandos, in the end, it's quite profitable.

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  14. Item 14: "Actually, it is a good move because fair or not, Kari Lake now reeks of losing."
    What is the meaning of that comment?

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    2. Good question. One can foolishly say the same thing about Trump. (previous comment deleted; I was thinking of the human garbage that "won" the election).

  15. Item #3:

    The Case of Erle Stanley Gardner [1889-1970], Alva Johnston [1888-1950]; William Morrow & Company (Copyrights 1946 & 1947 hardcover)

    Considering that the publisher of the book, Morrow, was also Gardner's publisher, don't expect any great candor / revelations.

    Pretty pricey for an in-house propaganda job ($22.91). Live and get burned.


    Someone had penciled an ambitious "$85.00." No takers. Penciled line through $85; new price, "$45.00."

    Among the people able to pay that inflated price would be an FBI agent trying to plant "evidence" on Trump between 2016-2018 --- at the same time that he's pocketing big-time bribes from Russian oligarchs.

    Reference is to the wonderful Charles McGonigal, an active FBI agent in 2016 who retired in 2018, and was indicted on January 23, 2023. Is he the fall guy for higher ups also on the take?

    (Meanwhile, his boss Fay Wray is paling around in lovely Davos, acting as if he'll be, forevermore, the permanent head of the FBI.)

    What better cover could exist for bribe-taking* than to be claiming that you're working with your Russian "sources" to uncover "Trump's corruption" --- at the same time that Russians are happily bribing you in exchange for "secretly trying to help Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska avoid American sanctions"?

    "Say, Sam, why is McGonigal hanging around so often with Deripaska and his gang?

    "Hey, it's essential that we gotta get Trump. Nothing else matters."

    There is no such thing as "one" cockroach. Who else took the bribes?

    Sounds like a case for Erle Stanley Gardner.

    * Formally, "money laundering," as if the laundry men will return 100% of the sheets and pillowcases to the hotel and keep none for themselves.

    [End notes on The Case of Erle Stanley Gardner.]

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