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Highlights of the News,By Don Surber

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1Just the News reported, “Foreign investment in U.S. farmland has tripled in the past 10 years, reporters at a non-profit investigative journalism group found.“Investigate Midwest used U.S. Department of Agriculture data to call attention to this trend. Farmer Joe Maxwell, co-founder of the group Farm Action, told The Center Square that control of U.S. farmland by foreign investors is worrisome on a number of fronts.

“‘The real question is, who do the people of the United States want to be their farmer? Do they want Saudi Arabia, Canada, China, other countries to be their farmer? Do they want Bayer or Cargill or other large corporations to be their farmer?’ Maxwell asked.

“The pandemic showed that reliance on multinational corporations for agricultural inputs is a failed system, Maxwell said.

I am more worried about Bill Gates and Ted Turner owning a million acres of farmland each.

ITEM 2AP reported, “The special primary for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat moved forward as planned Saturday following a tense legal fight over ballot access issues that had cast a shadow over the election.

“The legal drama was the latest twist in what has already been an extraordinary election, packed with 48 candidates running for the seat left vacant by the death in March of U.S. Rep. Don Young. Young, a Republican, held the seat for 49 years.

“The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday reversed and vacated a lower court order that barred state elections officials from certifying the results of the special primary until visually impaired voters were given a full and fair opportunity to participate.”

Even a blind man could see this was an attempt to drag this out and allow Democrats to see who did not vote and then use their names to mail-in more ballots.

It is a bipartisan primary. Sarah Palin won but we shall see how they screw her in the actual election in August.7

ITEM 3Andy McCarthy reported, “The Biden Justice Department has charged Ryan Kelley, a serious Republican candidate for governor of Michigan, with four misdemeanor charges arising from his alleged presence at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.”

His column said, “The Biden Justice Department rationalizes that because the Supreme Court protesters haven’t engaged in violence, they shouldn’t be prosecuted. But the Department of Justice has charged Kelley even though violence is not a necessary component of the crime.

“Kelley is being prosecuted for such activities as entering and remaining on the Capitol grounds. It makes no difference whether one uses force while doing so. Federal law makes the Capitol grounds a restricted area. It was in particular restricted on Jan. 6 because then-Vice President Mike Pence was present there. As the statute elaborates, if the president, vice president or other person protected by the Secret Service is present, even just temporarily, in a restricted area, it is a crime for someone to come on the grounds without legal authorization.

“Again, it doesn’t matter whether a defendant never assaults, intimidates or just approaches the protected government official. The Justice Department’s position, supported by the statute, is that merely being present under those circumstances carries too much of a potential threat to safety and too much risk that government operations will be impeded.

“Therefore, people who have engaged in the conduct in which Kelley allegedly engaged are being charged — not just a few of them but hundreds of them.”

McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and he still believes in the system.

I don’t. I said, “Democrats want to kill and replace justices.”

I meant every word.

ITEM 4UPI reported, “A bipartisan group of senators on Sunday announced an agreement on legislation including gun restrictions and mental health and school security investments in an effort to curb mass shootings.

“A group of 20 bipartisan senators on Sunday announced a deal to invest in gun control legislation and mental health services in efforts to curb mass shootings. 

“The 20 lawmakers — 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans — led by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced the package they said would ‘protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country.'”

The compromise is to take your guns more slowly.

93% of guns used in crime are illegal. Enforce that law before you dare try to deprive me of my rights.

ITEM 5The Daily Mail reported, “Mayor Eric Adams believes NYC is filled with ‘special energy,’ but it is not because of what’s in the water — supposedly it is in the ground.

“Often photographed with crystal bracelets on his right wrist, Eric Adams is one of the most high-profile crystal enthusiast in politics. 

“In a recent interview in Politico, Adams reportedly remarked that he ‘learned that New York sits on a store of rare gems and stones, and believes that as a result, “there’s a special energy that comes from here.”‘

I am not saying he’s nuts. I am just wondering how he passed the background check to buy a gun.

ITEM 6The New York Post reported, “New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental knowledge or consent — even as parents in other states protest increasingly aggressive efforts to expose kids to gender-bending performers.

“Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC — a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 — earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.

“Since January, the group has organized 49 drag programs in 34 public elementary, middle, and high schools, it boasted on its website, with appearances in all five boroughs.” 

When’s the Christian Story Hour?

ITEM 7The Daily Mail reported, “Residents of Kyiv were out in their droves on Saturday to make the most of 93-degree temperatures, with hundreds enjoying the sunshine on the city’s central beach – just weeks after Ukraine’s capital came under siege from Russia’s invading armies and rocket strikes levelled buildings and killed civilians.

“Pictures from the banks of the Dnieper river that courses through Kyiv showed people lounging in the sun, swimming in the water and playing games of volleyball, with the city’s skyline seen across the river.”

So I guess they are safe and don’t need $40 billion.

ITEM 8CBS reported, “A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender-confirming medical care, a new obstacle to the state labeling such treatments as child abuse.

“The temporary restraining order issued by Judge Jan Soifer halts investigations against three families who sued, and prevents any similar investigations against members of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG Inc. The group has more than 600 members in Texas.”

Texas has 28 million people.

So much for that democracy the media talks about.

ITEM 9Insider reported, “Biden is ripping up his plan to ostracize Saudi Arabia as the US desperately seeks a way out of its oil crisis.”

We don’t need the Saudis.

A real president would open up drilling here and make us energy independent.

We had a real president from 20 JAN 2017 to 20 JAN 2021.

Biden is an imposter.

ITEM 10Axios reported, “Driving the news: Liz Shuler will be confirmed today as the AFL-CIO’s president at its constitutional convention in Philadelphia, the first woman to lead the federation of 57 U.S. and international labor unions representing 12 million workers.

“She’s been running the AFL-CIO since former president Richard Trumka’s sudden death last summer.”

The story said, “They want to build upon unprecedented union victories at companies like Amazon and Starbucks. To do so, they plan to reallocate resources toward organizing and pare back AFL-CIO leadership, a shift from Trumka’s approach.”

Only 6% of nation’s workforce outside government chooses to belong to a union.

How interesting that two of the most woke corporations in America treat their workers so miserably that they are talking union like it is 1888 again.

ITEM 11USA Today reported, “McDonald’s restaurants reopened across Moscow on Sunday, minus the name and American ownership but packing the same menu that drew big crowds to 850 outlets across Russia.”

The story also said, “McDonald’s suspended operations at all 850 of its eateries in Russia on March 14, less than three weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine. Two months later McDonald’s announced it was withdrawing from Russia, 32 years after opening its first location in Pushkin Square. McDonald’s sold the business to Russian businessman Alexander Govor.

“The chain kept the previous workers and menu but changed the names. Fifteen restaurants reopened in Moscow and about 200 will be open by month’s end, Govor said.”

Biden’s sanctions have forced Russia to become financially independent of the West. Someday they should erect a statue to Biden.

Meanwhile, the ruble has doubled in value and the Euroweenies are begging for Russian oil.

ITEM 12Fast Company reported, “The U.S. is still importing Russian oil despite the ban, report says.

“And in the first 100 days of the war, Russia earned 93 billion euros from fossil fuel sales.”

Once again., I beg Biden to sanction me. I could use 93 billion euros.

ITEM 13Media-ite reported, “Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) hedged repeatedly when CNN’s Dana Bash asked him for evidence that several of his colleagues wanted former President Donald Trump to pardon them after going along with his 2020 election lies. allegations.

“Raskin spoke to Bash on Sunday’s State of the Union, where he offered his reflections and expectations for the future after the January 6th Committee’s first televised hearing on Trump’s attempt to overturn his election loss. As Raskin spoke about the core findings from the committee, Bash asked him about how Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that after the storming of the Capitol, Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and ‘multiple other Republican congressmen also sought president pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.'”

Hmm. Maybe CNN is going to be fair and balanced.

Meanwhile, Fox is pushing the genital mutilation of kids at the altar of the LGBT religion.

I stopped watching Fox when it pushed covid 24/7 and called riots peaceful protests.

ITEM 14WTAE reported, “A lawsuit by three parents claims the Mount Lebanon School District is violating their civil and constitutional rights by ‘teaching gender dysphoria and transgender transitioning in the district, including to first graders.'”

First grade.

It’s time for everyone to homeschool.

ITEM 15Vivek Saxena reported, “Left-wing activists plan to blockade the streets around the Supreme Court come Monday, and critics say their plan sounds awfully similar to an insurrection.

“The group Shut Down DC, which originally emerged in 2019 to protest on behalf of climate change, states explicitly on its website that on Monday, it intends ‘to blockade the streets around the Supreme Court to rise up for the transformative change that our communities need.'”

Climate change. Abortion. BLM. LGBT. It’s all the same anti-American fascists trying to turn the nation into a garbage can.

ITEM 16The Guardian reported, “Officials were investigating a fire that damaged a Christian pregnancy crisis center in Gresham, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, early on Friday morning.

“The Seattle field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was helping police and fire departments investigate the blaze, which happened inside the Gresham Pregnancy Resource Center around 3am. No injuries were reported.”

It was a mostly peaceful arson.

ITEM 17The Palmieri Report reported, “Court Motion: Peter Navarro Not Read Miranda Rights, Given Access To Lawyer.”

He was shackled in leg irons on misdemeanor charges.

If they failed to Miranda-ize him, the charges must be dropped.

ITEM 18The New York Post reported, “More than 1,500 NYPD officers have either resigned or retired so far this year – on pace to be the biggest exodus of officers since the statistics have been available, The Post has learned.

“Some 524 cops have resigned and 1,072 have retired as of May 31, NYPD pension stats obtained by The Post show.

“The 1,596 total is a 38% spike from the same period in 2021, when 1,159 cops called it a career, and a staggering 46% climb from 2020, when 1,092 left the force by the same date.

“Anti-cop hostility, bail reform, and rising crime have fed into frustration among the NYPD rank and file, according to one NYPD officer who recently fled for greener pastures at a Long Island police department after 6 1/2 years with the New York’s Finest.”

Mayor Cop is a BLM racist who hates cops.

Just like his predecessor.

If New Yorkers want a police department, they will elect a Republican — if they can find one willing to put up with the harassment.

ITEM 19The Guardian reported, “Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient

“Blake Lemoine says system has perception of, and ability to express thoughts and feelings equivalent to a human child.”

He said, “If I didn’t know exactly what it was, which is this computer program we built recently, I’d think it was a seven-year-old, eight-year-old kid that happens to know physics.”

He just described every IT department in the world.

ITEM 20CNBC reported, “A rising number of former Californians are migrating out of the country altogether and are instead heading south of the border. Many are seeking a more relaxed and affordable lifestyle in Mexico.”

Whattaya know?

Mexico IS going to build the wall and pay for it, just like Trump said!

ITEM 21via Just the News, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said, “It was one of the scariest days of my life, and it happened to be when Joe Biden turned America’s schools into gun free school zones.

“It was in 1990. I was 16 years old, and one morning one of our schoolmates brought guns to school in a duffel bag on the school bus, saying it was like a school project, brought them into his first-period class and he took over our entire school with guns.

“And the reason why he was able to do that is we had no good guy with a gun in our school. Our principal, we didn’t have a resource officer, we had no one,.

“And so all of our classes went on lockdown and the only thing we knew is that there was another student on the loose with guns and all of our lives were in danger. And that really, really set in to me and many of my friends that we learned a really very important lesson that day.”

Fact check: TRUE. (She graduated from the school in 1992.)

What?

You thought I was going to take a politician’s word for it?

ITEM 22: Democrat cities keep wallowing in their bilge.

Where were the officers?

Of course, if they confronted him and had to kill him, they would spend the rest of their lives in prison because Democrats have turned this nation upside down.

UPDATE: Oops, the item was from 8 years ago. It shows how long Democrats have tried to kill LA.

ITEM 23: The New York Times claimed Democrats want to move on from Biden.

If so, where’s the impeachment for his bribery?

But Democrats are in trouble. Zero Hedge reported, “Adding to Democrats’ undoubted frustration is the fact that just 19 million Americans tuned in to watch this week’s professionally-produced January 6th Committee hearings – the establishment’s current Hail Mary against the president they threw two impeachments and a Russia hoax at, yet still remains the Republican front runner (unless DeSantis makes a serious move).

“For reference, an estimated 38 million people tuned in to Trump’s inauguration, 20 million watched Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while Trump’s impeachment second impeachment hearing, as well as testimony by Russiagate investigator Robert Mueller, drew just 13 million or so viewers.

“In short, the J6 hearings are unlikely having the anticipated impact as Democrats (and RINOs) once again attempt to hobble Donald Trump’s image going into an election year.”

Trump is 118-7 in endorsements this year.

Biden is 0-1.

ITEM 24Fox reported, “Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., is set to introduce a bill that will aim to block President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.”

Imagine that.

Someone wants to stop Biden from spending $1.6 TRILLION without the consent of Congress.

FINALLYThe Atlantic reported, “How San Francisco Became a Failed City.”

It last elected a Republican mayor in 1960. He left in 1964.

Democrats want failure.

Posted by Don Surber at 6/13/2022 07:00:00 AM