Don Surber

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Highlights of the News

Highlights of the News has ended.

I cannot do it every day and do Substack as well. I am too old to be burning my candle at both ends.

So now I have completed my move to Substack. A subscription -- paid or free -- gets a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay delivered to your email at 7 AM Mondays through Saturdays.

Sound familiar?

I am not abandoning readers. I am giving readers a better blog.

It is up to you whether you pay for it or read it free. 

I thank one and all -- every reader, every commentator -- for your support. We have been through some pain and many, many joys together.

But this is not the end.

Please follow me at Substack because the columns there are better. This was Saturday's column.

https://donsurber.substack.com

By the way, Similar Web ranked this blog No. 1,074 among U.S. news media and publishers in October.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail ranked 1,344. 

Then I began the move to Substack.

No hard feelings. Just a lot of laughter.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Highlights of the News January 28

ITEM 1: Robert W Malone MD, MS, reported, "Project Veritas has broken Pfizer's Gain-of-Function Research Program Wide Open.

"Pfizer's research is dangerous, immoral and must be shut down now."

Friday, January 27, 2023

Highlights of the News January 27

ITEM 1: Trump tweeted to end the war in Ukraine. The peacemaker is the guy they warned us would start World War III.

He didn't but maybe Biden, the guy they replaced him with, will.

ITEM 2: Truth About Guns reported, "After Two Mass Shootings, California Rep. Judy Chu Demands Gun Control Laws That Are Already On the Books."

Note to journalists, if I have to tell readers, "this is not the Babylon Bee," you are doing it right.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Highlights of the News January 26

ITEM 1: WFLA reported, "The College Board, the non-profit organization that designs and manages the Advanced Placement courses in the United States, announced the rejected pilot program of their AP African American Studies course would be updated.

"The course was recently rejected from use in the state of Florida, with state officials saying the proposed study course 'lacks educational value and historical accuracy.'"

Daniel Greenfield reported earlier, "'Rape the White Girls' Poet Included in Florida’s Black AP Course.

"'We are all beautiful (except white people, they are full of, and made of s__t).'"

I shudder thinking what students did for extra credit.

ITEM 2: Zero Hedge reported, "Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered."

Who could have predicted this?

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Highlights of the News January 25


ITEM 1: Revolver reported, "Trump maintains commanding lead in primary poll with 55 percent support… DeSantis at 29 percent… Nikki Haley at 3 percent…"

Emerson College poll.

ITEM 2: Breitbart reported, "Olympic sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson posted a series of videos that she claims prove an American Airlines flight attendant harassed her. Still, the way her fellow passengers cheered during her removal from the flight seems to show few agreed with her complaints.

"The embattled Olympian posted her video to Instagram in which she immediately accused a flight attendant of harassing her when he walked by and let her know it was time to turn electronic items off because the plane was preparing to take off."

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.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Highlights of the News January 23

Today's Substack column, "So irrelevant they won't stop talking about him," is open to all subscribers and readers. Please enjoy it.

ITEM 1: The New York Post reported, "Nancy Pelosi reportedly summons priests to exorcise home of evil spirits."

But her husband Paul still refuses to leave. 

ITEM 2: NYT reported, "When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know.

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."

Backlash?

Friday, January 20, 2023

Highlights of the News January 20


Two years ago today, Biden took the presidency and ended 231 years of a constitutional republic.

ITEM 1: The Catholic News Agency reported, "A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he was trying to steal from a church in Monterrey, Mexico.

"Local media reported that during the early hours of Jan. 14, Carlos Alonso, 32, allegedly went to the Christ the King Parish in downtown Monterrey to rob the church.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Highlights of the News January 19

We need a Real Felines of Orange County show.

ITEM 1: AP reported, "FEMA fires group for nonsensical Alaska Native translations."

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Highlights of the News January 18

Highlights of the News has moved back to my blog, where it belongs. It did not fit in with Substack, which will be where my columns will be posted.

https://donsurber.substack.com

Returning to the blog comes with a change -- no comments because monitoring comments for spam is just too time consuming. My time better spent researching, writing and editing. Thank you for understanding.

ITEM 1: Breitbart reported, "Chinese Communist Party propagandists on Monday rushed to embrace the spirit of the World Economic Forum (WEF), held annually in Davos, Switzerland.

"According to the country that unleashed the Wuhan coronavirus upon the world, lied relentlessly about the disease, and acted ruthlessly against anyone who questioned Beijing’s fictions, China embraces the same spirit of global cooperation as the WEF.

"China’s state-run Global Times on Monday said the WEF being held in person for the first time in three years 'marks that the world economy and people’s social lives are gradually walking out of the shadow of the pandemic.'"

Monday, January 16, 2023

Man who couldn't get elected VP calls PRESIDENT TRUMP a loser

Paul Ryan, the American Prince Harry, called President Donald Trump a loser.