Friday, June 10, 2022
Highlights of the News
OK, who did this?ITEM 1: WFLA reported, “A large plume of dust will move into the Gulf of Mexico from the Sahara desert this weekend and into next week. Strong winds kick up the dry dirt from the desert, and as it is mixes into the upper levels of the atmosphere, those winds carry it thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean.”Great.
First Biden abandons Afghanistan and arms Al-Qaida. Then he triggers inflation. Then he triggers shortages. Now this.
Worst Democrat president since Jefferson Davis.
ITEM 2: The Washington Post reported, “AAA fielded 50,787 out-of-gas calls in April, a 32 percent jump from the same month last year. More than 200,000 drivers have been similarly stranded this year, the automobile club said. And gas prices have risen precipitously since April, making the financial pain even more acute.
“Fuel prices began their most recent surge after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, upsetting energy markets. The U.S. average for a gallon of gas has swelled 62 percent, to $4.96, since last year, AAA data shows. Motorists in 16 states are paying at least $5 a gallon on average, while California has breached $6. Filling up a tank of gas, depending on the vehicle, can cost more than $100, which is the equivalent of 14 hours of after-tax income for certain low-wage workers.
“The escalating expense, combined with the rising costs of food, housing and other essentials, has consumers playing inflationary whack-a-mole, making tougher choices on how much they can spend and when. Some drivers may do a partial fill-up if they’re pressed for cash at the end of a pay cycle, says Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.”
What happens when a car runs out of electricity? It’s not like you can bring a can of electricity.
ITEM 3: The New York Post reported, “Two employees at a Mars food processing plant in Pennsylvania needed to be rescued after they fell into a tank of chocolate Thursday, according to reports.
“The pair fell waist-deep into a tank at the candy giant’s facility in Elizabethtown just before 2 p.m., PennLive.com reported, citing Lancaster County dispatchers.
“The chocolate-coated victims weren’t hurt, but couldn’t get out of the tank on their own, dispatchers told the outlet. They were identified as workers at the facility by WHP-TV.”
ITEM 4: Post Millennial reported, “A Disney chairman who voiced his opposition to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-grooming bill has been ousted from the company.
“According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rice said that he saw the Parental Rights In Education Bill as ‘a violation of fundamental human rights.’
“Rice, who has worked at Disney since its acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019, was ‘chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) which creates original entertainment and news programming for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its cable and broadcast networks,’ according to the Walt Disney Company’s website.”
I notice that anything that upsets a lefty now is “a violation of fundamental human rights.”
Excuse me, but grooming children is a fundamental human wrong.
ITEM 5:Sharron Davies won a silver medal for England in the 1980 Olympics for a swimming event. The East German who won later admitted to using a performance enhancing drug.
At least the East German was female.
ITEM 6: CNBC reported, “The recession will hit in the first half of 2023 and the Dow is headed lower: CNBC CFO survey.”
The story said, “Many economic prognosticators and Wall Street stock pickers have made it clear where they stand on inflation and the Federal Reserve policy response: the economy and markets will get worse before they get better. Many chief financial officers at top companies agree with them, according to the results from the latest CNBC CFO Council survey.
“Over 40% of chief financial officers cite inflation as the No. 1 external risk to their business, and going deeper into the results from the Q2 survey, the links between geopolitics and food and energy prices, and inflation, are clear from the C-suite ranking of the external factors that are weighing on their current outlook. Almost one-quarter (23%) of CFOs cite Federal Reserve policy as the biggest risk factor, and as the Biden administration struggles for ways to increase oil supply and Russian ships sail with seized Ukrainian wheat amid concerns about a severe global food insecurity crisis, additional CFOs cited supply chain disruptions (14%) and the Russia-Ukraine war specifically as their No. 1 business risk.”
It will either be a short recession that does little to lessen inflation or a long one that causes a lot of pain.
ITEM 7: While the media and Democrats pursue their Fake Insurrection, the news of Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd’s actual murder of an unarmed an unthreatening Ashli Babbitt.
Judicial Watch announced that it “received productions of new records from the Department of Justice related to the shooting of January 6 protestor Ashli Babbitt that include a memo recommending ‘that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia decline for criminal prosecution the fatal shooting of Ashli McEntee [Babbitt],’ also noting that the shooter, U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, ‘did not create a police report or documents’ related to the shooting of Babbitt.
“The documents also reveal that in the press release announcing the decision not to prosecute Byrd for the killing of Babbitt, the DOJ replaced the words group and crowd with the word mob several times and refer to Babbitt as the rioter.
“The unarmed Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken interior window in the United States Capitol. She was a 14-year Air Force veteran. The identity of the shooter was kept secret by Congress, the DOJ, and DC police for eight months until Byrd went public to try to defend his killing of Babbitt.”
This is Stalinism with a palace police and of course an NKVD called the FBI.
ITEM 8: Fox reported, “FBI agents executed search and arrest warrants at his home in Allendale, near Grand Rapids, and took Kelley into custody, a spokeswoman for FBI Detroit, initially confirmed to Fox News Digital.
“Ryan Kelley, 40, of Allendale, Michigan, was arrested Thursday morning on misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach, FBI Detroit spokeswoman Mara R. Schneider said in an update.
“Kelley is charged 17 months after the Jan. 6 breach and on the same day the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is to hold a primetime hearing Thursday.
“The criminal complaint charged Kelley with: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; knowingly engaging in any act of physical violence against person or property in any restricted building or grounds; willfully injure or commit any depredation against any property of the United States.
“All are misdemeanor offenses.”
I don’t want to hear the media whine about Putin’s handling of political opponents ever again.
ITEM 9: CNN reported, “The Washington Post fires reporter Felicia Sonmez after a week of feuding publicly with her colleagues.”
She was a national reporter who was after Dave Weigel’s job. She saw he retweeted an old joke, “Every Woman Is Bi. You Just Need To Find Out If It’s Polar Or Sexual.”
She complained. He apologized. She complained. WaPo suspended him for a month without pay. She continued to complain. WaPo fired her.
Flashback to January 27, 2020, when the New York Times reported, “Washington Post Suspends a Reporter After Her Tweets on Kobe Bryant.
“While social media praised the N.B.A. star after his death, Felicia Sonmez posted a link to an article on the allegations of sexual assault made against him in 2003.”
Look for her to join The View.
ITEM 10: The National Desk reported, “A man tried to enter an Alabama elementary school Thursday morning and was shot, according to officials.”
The clock is ticking on the 24 Hour Rule.
ITEM 11: UPI reported, “Police in a Colorado town are pleading with the public to stop trying to take selfies’ with a moose who is on the loose in the area.
“The Erie Police Department posted a short video to Facebook showing the moose that wandered into town walking down a road with a police escort.”
Let Darwinism work and purge the human herd of these vain creatures.
ITEM 12: The Washington Free Beacon reported, “A single incident of anti-transgender harassment on the Washington, D.C., metro in the past two years has prompted an ad campaign to fight such hate across the city.
“The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in May launched a campaign—funded with money from its $2.9 million annual advertising budget—at stations across the D.C. area pledging to make Metro safer by reducing harassment of transgender passengers. One advertisement features a white male with a man bun and beard yelling ‘transphobic slurs’ at a gender-ambiguous person sitting on a train.”
I want to know: What politician’s political consultant got the ad contract?
By the way, the First Amendment protects yelling transphobic slurs.
ITEM 13: National Review reported, “National Average Gas Price Surpasses $5 Per Gallon for First Time Ever.”
Just two weeks ago, Autoweek reported, “A number of industry experts predict that gas prices will reach an average of $5.00 nationwide by the July 4 travel week, with some expecting an even higher average.”
Retrofitting all those gas pumps to handle $10 a gallon gasoline will be expensive and I say the deadline will be Labor Day.
The good news is there is a noticeable decrease in traffic on my topdown drives and remember, it is all about me.
ITEM 14: Just the News reported, “A Republican congressman who spent months investigating U.S. Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riot said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump is not to blame for the violence that occurred that day and warned Democrats’ politicization of upcoming hearings has harmed the ability of Congress to improve security after the harrowing episode.
“Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) the ranking member on the House Administration Committee, is a unique voice on the Capitol riot for two reasons: Trump has endorsed his opponent in an upcoming Illinois GOP primary, and Davis survived a prior act of violence targeting lawmakers when a deranged gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball game in 2017.”
Pelosi and her Palace Guard (aka the Capitol Police) are solely responsible for the violence.
Meanwhile, the Babylon Bee reported, “Miley Cyrus To Perform Halftime Show At Jan. 6 Committee Hearings.”
The Bee was kidding.
ITEM 15: WFLA reported, “Pinellas woman Irish folk dances during field sobriety test, deputies say.”
Yes, that will get you off the hook because we all know that stereotype of Irish sobriety.
ITEM 16: The Washington Examiner reported, “Hunter Biden paid a full-time salary to the exotic dancer with whom he fathered a child in 2018, according to deleted payroll files recovered from a copy of his abandoned laptop.
“Lunden Roberts earned $1,500 for 40 hours of work from Biden’s company, Owasco PC, on Nov. 16, 2018, according to a recovered payroll file obtained exclusively by Washington Examiner. Two other recovered files show Owasco spent an additional $521.37 to provide health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for Roberts for the same month.”
Forget January 6. We need prime-time congressional hearings on Hunter’s laptop and why the FBI failed to investigate.Posted by Don Surber at 6/10/2022 07:00:00 AM