ITEM 1: Zero Hedge reported, “The controversial American transgender spokesperson for Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (born Michael Cirillo) has been suspended indefinitely by the Ukrainian military, also pending an investigation. According to an official Ukrainian military statement, Ashton-Cirillo's recent statements regarding hunting down dissidents and propagandists were not approved.”
Zelensky may discover on election night that the Poles are closed.
BRILLIAN This is why Don Surber is one of America's finest writers.
ITEM 24: NBC in Chicago reported, “NBC 5 reports that private shelter employees that house illegal immigrants make from $135 per hour up to $200 per hour.
Not three weeks ago, I printed an excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle on an expose' they did on WHY the issue of "Housing for the Homeless" is such a failure. The first was that homeless people really don't want homes. The second was that most of these homeless programs are run by relatives of politicians and that at least 80% of money goes to "overhead--(ie: salaries). Having read Item 24 a few times, I'm willing to raise that "overhead" figure to 95%.
The F-35 doesn’t use jet fuel. It runs on taxpayer money.
Everyone should ask: WHO decided that transvestites get more power and rights than other citizens? What group at the highest levels of the government organized to dictate reality; to create a new label, to control what you think and say? WHO is behind coordinating adherence to this at every level of society, every institution, under penalty of loss of freedom in developed nation after developed nation?
If you put on policeman's clothes do you get to arrest people? If you put on judges robes, do you get to sentence them to death?
There are laws against impersonation. There are laws against lying about identity.
Why are the people who championed this tyrannical hoax hiding in the darkness? This is not organic.
SOMEONE, SOME GROUP said "Here's what we're going to do and here's what happens to you if you don't go along."
These people to me are always transvestites. Less than 1/2 of 1 percent have the mental disorder of body dysmorphia. The remainder are motivated out of power, malignant narcissism, sexual fetish and hatred.
So Kamala will be in charge of the new Office of Gun Violence Protection? I think that's the best news gun owners could hope for, if she does as well there as she did taking care of the southern border.
14: Garland was confirmed as AG by a Senate vote of 70-30, so lots of RINOs and Squishes were OK with him then.
Soon to be ex-Speaker McCarthy rejected Zelensky’s request to address congress. The arrogance of Zelensky is beyond breathtaking. This guy is Al Capone and Bernie Madoff rolled up in one tired old green outfit. Tell him to hand over the receipts, pictures and recordings he has of Biden’s side business and then kick his butt back to Ukraine. Something is very wrong in this country when we fund a proxy war with money we don’t have for no National Security reason whatsoever except that Russia didn’t donate to the Clinton Foundation last time around. Biden has John Kerry running the global warming shakedown for us. Lets demand Biden to appoint Trump as peace negotiator for this conflict. It would be over in less time than it takes Biden to forget where he is and we would save billions of dollars we don’t have to boot. Time to think outside the box IF we really want the war ended and want to save money.
McConnell only does the right thing when it overlaps with the demands of the US Chamber. The Senate Republicans are still as reprehensible as their counterparts across the aisle.
#6 - "Barely half the F-35s we spent billions on are ready to defend us?"
That's okay. The contractors and politicians already got their money, so everything after that doesn't matter, except, of course, to the taxpayers. Remember them?
I DO indeed remember - and Monty Python sketches with men in drag were funny! Steve Martin's Rigby Reardon in, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" was hilarious!
A more simple time.
#1: "Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act."
Context is crucial - in Ukraine, a propagandist is a truth-teller.
#2: Cindy Crawford never once went on a date with me, so I can't say I care, very much.
#3: It seems like the Beach Boy is revealing his utter lack of character and principle in his desperation.
#5: "Send the illegal aliens where they belong — the Upper West Side."
#6: "Subtract one star from every general in the Air Force until we are up to 95% ready."
That's one way to go about it, but why not discharge one USAF general each month until the goal of 95% readiness is met?
However, meeting the goal does not mean those discharged are to be re-instated.
#10: I believe the dementia to be real.
Ron!'s downfall confirms the concern that his circle of advisors, and campaign management were predominantly GOPe stalwarts, Bush cronies, and assorted second-tier NeverTrumpers - so were his donors.
#12: I don't believe there was any morphing, there - once the masks were fully off, we could see what he was, and had been the whole time.
#13: Yes, but there you go, again, Brother Don - making sense.
#14: Didn't AG Janet Reno once say as much, when there was speculation that Bubba might replace her?
#15: Disney management STILL doesn't get it.
#19: Not to worry - it will be re-branded with different terminology, but the objective will be the same.
#21: "Bud should cut the taliwacker off Dylan Mulvaney."
#22: Who the hell orders a salad at the Newark airport?
#25: "He’ll cave and the Biden administration will close 3 more coal mines."
You bet he will - and yet, some actually think Jim Justice will be an improvement.
#27: "Is there a nearby blackhole we can jettison Washington to?"
#31: Fire alarms don't deserve the insult of that association by comparison, Brother Don...
It's difficult to pick just one, but since I'm a huge fan of schädenfreude, it's the angry NIMBY protests.
Thank you, once again, Brother Don! Between your recap of the madness of our times, my morning coffee, and the outdoors I enjoy from my patio in the back, I can face the insanity!
"No tip." Yep. Wifey is helping a friend out with a shift or two at relatively nice, local restaurant bar because they can't find help. A burger platter is $13, drinks start at $4. NOBODY tips over 10%. And our area is not full of poor or seniors(I am not ripping on seniors as this country treats them like shit).
Three years ago - ahem - ahem - when we had the highest purchasing power of our lives tips were 20%.
22 - the news was that David Brooks still writes for The NY Times. Who knew?
Item 23: On a good note, they are charging both the Driver and the passenger as Adults. They added 18 charges to the driver, I believe yesterday. I about fell over since I expected them to not use common sense, and charge them as minors. That video was especially depraved. Prayers to the victim's family.
Another outstanding column! My favorite phrase today is in Item #7-- "statuary rape"!
Item 14: I have to disagree, Garland is more dangerous as the AG puppet than the SCOTUS puppet. Gorsuch is no Scalia.
Word has traveled that NY has a right to shelter law. New migrants are asking to go there. Early busings just primed the pump. No need to direct the latest groups. They ask to go to New York.