DICK THORNBURGH, R.I.P.

Dick Thornburgh, the former Governor of Pennsylvania, died today at the age of 88. Though I am sorry that he has passed away, I don’t usually blog about the passing of ex Governors.  But Mr. Thornburgh and I have a very brief, strange little history. In 1979, when the “Three Mile Island” nuclear plant mishap occurred – which, happily, did not turn into the Chernobylesque...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  It concerns the terrifying attack on a man and his mother driving in midtown Manhattan yesterday (see my blog, complete with videos). Senator Cruz’s reaction: “For a group this size (assembling) outside in @BillDeBlasio’s New York City, those rioters are lucky they weren’t Jews gathering to pray or mourn.” Point made. ...

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MINNEAPOLIS: HERE WE GO AGAIN

A Black man has been shot dead by Minneapolis police.  Reports are that he drew a gun and shot first. But you certainly know what is going to happen in that town, don’t you?  And whether the reports that this was a return of gunfire are true may not matter to the people ready to “do something about it”. We have this, from Kane’s article at...

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THE VACCINE ATTACKS: ARE THEY SERIOUS?

With Joe Biden leading the attacks (what does he ever accomplish besides criticizing other people for what they are accomplishing) we now know that far fewer COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered than what was promised by the Trump administration. From an unbylined article in the New York Times, we have this: Nearly 2.8 million people in the United States have received a dose of a...

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THE NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Have you ever heard of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)? I never did until today.  But now I know two things about the organization. One is how CCSSO describes itself: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District...

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WELCOME TO DE BLASIO’S NEW YORK CITY

The video, pulled from Stephen Green’s “Insanity Wrap” compilation at pjmedia.com, tells the tale: Another angle of the riotous youths swarming & attacking a driver in Manhattan after they shut down the road: pic.twitter.com/jovBSudcKf — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) December 30, 2020 Mr. Green adds: Insanity Wrap would be remiss if we didn’t tell you just a couple more...

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A QUICK NOTE ON OPERATION WARP SPEED

Remember when mainstream media laughed off Operation Warp Speed as a pathetic joke on the grounds that no vaccine could ever be processed from conception to availability that fast? Remember when mainstream media laughed off the fact that the vaccine did become available on the grounds that it could not be safe? Now mainstream media are laughing off the vaccine’s degree of availability on...

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THE RACISM/SEXISM (AMONG OTHER DISCRIMINATORY FACTORS) OF LONDON BREED

Click here to read the text of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s December 7th news release, announcing “New Measures to Financially Support Local Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. But pay special attention to this paragraph, toward the bottom of Breed’s statement: Priority for the Shared Spaces Equity Grants is given to locally-owned, minority-owned...

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ISRAEL STATUS REPORT

As 2020 ends, the good news – and it is exceedingly good news – is that Israel, with copious involvement from the Trump administration, has now normalized relations with four Arab countries:  The United Arab Emeriates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco…with an excellent likelihood that, the ice finally having been broken, other Arab countries will follow. (This assumes that the...

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THE MURDER RATE IN “DEFUND THE POLICE” CITIES

What major cities do you most associate with “defund/abolish the police” movements?  Cities where – in no small part based on demands by “Black Lives Matter” – police budgets have been slashed and officers are demoralized? The ones that most quickly come to my mind are Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York. FYI:  this year, the...

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IS MITCH MCCONNELL TRYING TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE SENATE

President Trump supports the $2,000 stimulus. Both Republican Senators from Georgia, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue,  support the $2,000 stimulus. Mitch McConnell – who would lose his position as Senate Majority Leader to Chuck Schumer if Loeffler and Perdue lose their runoff elections next week, is openly scuttling the $2,000 stimulus. Is Mitch McConnell trying to lose control of the...

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NEW YORK CITY’S COVID-19 MILESTONE

From Carl Campanile’s article for the New York Post: New York City has surpassed more than 25,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus, officials announced Monday. The city Health Department reports that 25,008 deaths were confirmed or likely cases of COVID-19. The breakdown includes 20,214 confirmed deaths from the virus and 4,794 probable deaths. Damn that Trump. (Feel free to wipe the...

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