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Highlights of the News

Don Surber

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Did you like this week’s Substack column, “The dummy who invented the artificial heart“?

You did?


.ITEM 2NPR reported, “Oregon’s LGBTQ community worries that a new law will keep them from obtaining guns.”

Poor LGBT-ers.

They have conned themselves into believing liberals give a shit about them and their rights.

ITEM 3The Hill reported, “Hundreds of guests in tuxedos of all styles — sequined, quilted, velvet — and colorful gowns sipped on Trump-branded champagne and martinis. Between courses of steak and bite-sized Key lime pie, they danced to YMCA and Macho Man, the disco anthems at Trump rallies.

“Thursday night’s Log Cabin Republicans’ Spirit of Lincoln gala in the main ballroom of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beachfront club was a joyous celebration of gay rights and — in a case of ironic timing — the historic same-sex marriage law signed by President Joe Biden days earlier.

“The long-planned event in honor of the conservative LGBTQ organization’s 45th anniversary brought in Republican notables like former Ambassador Ric Grenell, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, who emceed the evening in a feathered turquoise gown, and former GOP gubernatorial candidate from Arizona Kari Lake, who was swarmed by guests eager to meet her and take a photo.”

Biden did not legalize gay marriage. He banned religious objections to them.

ITEM 4Leslie Eastman reported, “Europe is cooling toward ESG, in the light of energy realities that cannot be ignored.”

She said, “6% of European ESG funds now own Shell, compared to zero at the end of last year, according to Bank of America. Holdings have also risen modestly this year in other energy companies, including Galp Energy, Repsol, Aker BP and Neste, across the 1,200 European ESG active and passive funds monitored by BofA.”

Virtue signaling cannot keep you warm.

Coal can.

ITEM 5Liberty Daily reported, “35-Year-Old Chief of Canada’s Vaccine Rollout Dies Suddenly.”

Anti-vaxxers may have had a point.

ITEM 6The Blaze reported, “Alleged would-be carjacker gets tables violently turned on him; motorist is DEA agent who pulls gun, wallops suspect in face, tackles and handcuffs him.”

You have the right to remain silent — or scream in pain.

ITEM 7The Hill reported, “White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha on Sunday encouraged families to gather for the holidays but urged people to take precautions, like receiving the bivalent COVID-19 booster.”

Sod off.

Biden’s job is to protect the border and not telling me and my family how to spend Christmas.

ITEM 8Paul Dowling wrote, “General Washington’s Christmastime Hanukah Encounter.”

The general listened to the corporal and received great tidings of joy.

ITEM 9The Blaze reported, “Intruder fires shots as he enters residence, kicks his way into bedroom and shoots again. But man in bedroom also has a gun — and a much better aim.”

Services for the intruder have not been announced.

ITEM 10USA Today announced, “‘Potential blockbuster’ snowstorm brewing in central, eastern states ahead of Christmas.”

The global warming angle is too obvious.

Just remember, it was May and Irving Berlin was in sunny Southern California when he wrote White Christmas.

ITEM 11The Hill reported, “Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to agree to extradition to the U.S., where he faces eight charges, multiple outlets reported.”

Let me be the 237,492nd person to say SBF did not kill himself.

ITEM 12: Henry Kissinger renewed his call for a ceasefire and peace negotiations in Ukraine.

He wrote, “The preferred outcome for some is a Russia rendered impotent by the war. I disagree. For all its propensity to violence, Russia has made decisive contributions to the global equilibrium and to the balance of power for over half a millennium. Its historical role should not be degraded. Russia’s military setbacks have not eliminated its global nuclear reach, enabling it to threaten escalation in Ukraine. Even if this capability is diminished, the dissolution of Russia or destroying its ability for strategic policy could turn its territory encompassing 11 time zones into a contested vacuum. Its competing societies might decide to settle their disputes by violence. Other countries might seek to expand their claims by force. All these dangers would be compounded by the presence of thousands of nuclear weapons which make Russia one of the world’s two largest nuclear powers.”

A Russia without Putin could lead to annexation by Red China.

Be careful of what you wish for.

ITEM 13The Daily Star reported, “Cronies of Vladimir Putin are reportedly plotting a coup against him, while another trusted aide is lying low and preparing to act as kingmaker, according to new reports.”

The devil we know or some new strongman?

ITEM 14Post Millennial reported, “Five militants part of a violent far-left occupation in south Atlanta were arrested on Tuesday and charged with domestic terrorism and other felony charges.

“On December 13, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation launched a raid on the so-called autonomous zone at the site of the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. Since June 2021, Antifa and other far-left extremists from across the US have descended on the location to prevent the construction of what they call a Cop City. Responding law enforcement were assaulted with rocks and bottles by militants occupying makeshift treehouses. The GBI says it found explosive devices and gasoline after the rioters were cleared from the area.”

My question is whether Antifa is subsidized or staffed by the FBI because the feds have done absolutely nothing to stop them.

ITEM 15American Lookout reported, “There are apparently a lot of former FBI people working in the top ranks at Twitter.

“This raises all kinds of questions about the 2020 election and the banning of the New York Post over the Hunter Biden laptop.

“Why are so many former intel people working at a social media company?”

The FBI works for the Democrat Party. It spied on Trump. It set up J6. It ran Twitter.

FINALLY, you may have noticed fewer ads this morning.

I will explain at 11.

Posted by Don Surber at Monday, December 19, 2022