Here I come to save the day!
Oops sorry. I’m just an old blogger. I got carried away.
ITEM 1: CNBC reported, “Fed hikes rates by a quarter percentage point, indicates increases are near an end.”
The interest on your passbook savings remains 15/100ths of a percent.
ITEM 2: Stephen Gutowski reported, “Federal Judge Blocks California Handgun Restrictions.”
The story said, “California passed the Unsafe Handgun Act in 2001. It initially barred the sale of any new pistol models that didn’t include a loaded chamber indicator or magazine disconnect safety. However, in 2013 the state expanded the requirements to include so-called microstamping technology. In theory, microstamping would enable a gun to leave identifiable marks on every spent casing with the goal of helping police solve crimes. However, there has never been a production gun in the world that has implemented the theoretical technology.”
So the guns have to have imaginary things on them. How about requiring a board stretcher while they are at it?
ITEM 3: AP reported, “Biden issues first veto, taking on new Republican Congress.”
Democrats control the Senate. That Republican Congress is as real as Corn Pop and Biden’s life as a trucker.
ITEM 4: NYT begged, “Have You Moved to a New City in the Last 10 Years? Tell Us Your Story.”
NYT might get a better response seeking people who have seen Bigfoot.
ITEM 5: Reuters reported, “Uganda President Yoweri Museveni told a rally of religious leaders, politicians and thousands of supporters on Monday that Uganda could live without aid that Western donors suspended or diverted in protest at an anti-gay bill that became law in February.”
37 African nations ban homosexuality. Where are the liberals who oppose American homogeny to support the right to impose those bans?
ITEM 6: AP reported, “Idaho is poised to allow firing squads to execute condemned inmates when the state can’t get lethal-injection drugs, under a bill the Legislature passed Monday with a veto-proof majority.”
Gary Gilmore was ahead of his time.
ITEM 7: Kanekoa News reported, “Mexico's President AMLO says the United States cannot talk about human rights with Julian Assange detained, cartel violence with President Joe Biden bombing the Nord Stream pipeline, or democracy while arresting the leading presidential candidate Donald Trump.”
We’re the only banana republic that imports more bananas than it grows.
ITEM 8: The New York Post reported, “Dick Van Dyke, 97, crashes car into gate in Malibu.”
Are they sure it wasn’t an ottoman?
ITEM 9: MyHighPlains.com reported, “In a letter sent to students, faculty and staff at West Texas A&M University on Monday that was obtained by MyHighPlains.com, West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler announced that a planned drag show for later this month will not happen, stating his view that drag shows exaggerate and stereotype women in ‘cartoon-like extremes.’”
It is blackface. We should call it out.
ITEM 10: Jim Hoft reported, “Federal Judge Shoots Down Biden Efforts to Block Missouri-Louisiana-Gateway Pundit, et al’s Lawsuit Against Federal Government Violations Against Free Speech.”
Hoft fights the good fight.
ITEM 11: The Daily Caller reported, “The Department of Homeland Security flew illegal migrants from the northern border to the southern border to expel them under Title 42, a Trump-era public health expulsion order, according to an internal agency memorandum reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The flights, which are operated by contractor World Atlantic Airlines, also began with a program to move Border Patrol agents from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Canadian border to help with the surge, a U.S. government official familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak, told the DCNF. The Title 42 flights, however, have been costly, with each costing between $150,000 and $200,000, meaning they’re not likely to continue, the source added.”
Fly them to Ottawa. Let Justin Castreau handle it.
ITEM 12: TMZ reported, “Amanda Bynes has been placed on a psychiatric hold after she was found roaming the streets naked and alone.”
The outpour of concern by the public for the Nickelodeon star is grand.
Meanwhile, 33,136 veterans are homeless. Pray for them as well.
ITEM 13: Fortune magazine reported, “The expert who pioneered ‘quantitative easing’ has seen enough: Central banks are too powerful and they’re to blame for inflation.”
Duh Of The Week.
ITEM 14: Glenn Harlan Reynolds reported, “It Should Be Safe to be Unpopular.”
Remember when lefties were the non-conformists? Soon they will use your social media score to deny you food, shelter and clothing.
ITEM 15: CNN said, “Exclusive: Communications between Stormy Daniels and Trump attorney turned over to Manhattan DA.”
Past exclusives include the Russiagate dossier, he stole nuclear codes and he led an insurrection.
ITEM 16: The people who are cool with this:
I oppose both exposing kids to transvestites and taking them to Hooters because I am a normal person. Sadly, the people who run the media are not. They may not like Hooters but they love drag queens performing for kids because it promotes transsexuality.
ITEM 17: Not the Bee reported, "56% (!!) of liberal white women age 18-29 have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. That's more than twice (!!) the rate of their conservative counterparts."
Sadly, there is no cure for liberalism.
ITEM 18: The New York Post reported, “Jimmy Garoppolo offered ‘free sex for life’ by Las Vegas brothel after joining Raiders.”
Deshaun Watson immediately demanded the Browns trade him to the Raiders.
ITEM 19: The Hill reported, “Why millions of people could lose Medicaid next month.”
Spoiler alert: Because they are ineligible.
ITEM 20: Politico reported, “New York state lawmakers are poised to enact the nation’s first legislative ban on gas and fossil fuel appliances in most new buildings, including single-family homes.”
The plan is to put everything on the electric grid and then shut down the grid.
ITEM 21: The International Business Times reported, “U.S. Treasury Looks To Strengthen Financial Stability; Big Focus On Smaller Banks.”
The smaller banks are not failing. The big banks are. But this is a crisis and the government never wastes a crisis to expand its power. The feds want control of community banks.
ITEM 22: On Monday, NYT told its readers, “Ahead of a likely indictment, law enforcement officials are making security plans as some of Donald J. Trump’s supporters signal that they intend to protest.”
ITEM 23: Kyle Clark reported, “The Denver School Board unanimously decides to allow Denver Police back into schools. In 2020, the board unanimously voted to remove DPD officers from schools.”
You put your police in. You pull your police out. You put your police in and you shake them all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That’s what it’s all about.
ITEM 24: The Wall Street Journal reported, “King Charles III's Trip to France Postponed Amid Unrest.”
It is the French Revolution all over again.
ITEM 25: The Robb Report reported, “The days of mega-mega-million home sales may be coming to an end, at least in Los Angeles.
“Several seven- or eight-figure properties in the city have seen their prices slashed, as the real-estate market comes up against lower demand and other factors giving potential buyers pause, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. In total, the volume of deals in the luxury segment—which is made up by the top 10% of sales—dropped 51.9% in the last quarter of 2022, compared with the same time period in 2021, according to a Douglas Elliman report.”
A mansion tax takes effect on April 1. Taxing something is a good way to lose it.
The money is to pay for homeless programs as homelessness is on the rise because you always get more of what you subsidize.
ITEM 26: AP reported, “Kentucky’s Democrat governor issued an election-year veto Friday of a Republican bill aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths that includes banning access to gender-affirming health care and restricting the bathrooms they can use.”
Instead, Democrats will continue to regulate normal kids by forcing them to use weird pronouns and take showers with the opposite sex.
ITEM 27: The New York Post reported, “Memphis women’s basketball star Jamirah Shutes has been charged with assault after appearing to punch a Bowling Green player in the handshake line Thursday night.”
Black player punches out white player after a 13-point loss. Add a hate crimes charge to her rap sheet.
ITEM 28: Insider reported, “Texans sound off against Elon Musk's ‘horrifying’ plans for dumping The Boring Company wastewater into Colorado River.”
EPA snickers. Amateur. EPA dumped 3 million gallons of toxic chemicals into the Animas River and no one went to jail or paid a fine.
ITEM 29: NBC said, “Bragg, DA probing Trump, received a death threat letter with white powder.”
That story stinks so bad that I can Smollett in Poca, West Virginia.
ITEM 30: Zero Hedge reported, “The Florida chapter of the NAACP is asking its national organization to issue a travel advisory urging black people not to visit or move to the Sunshine State.”
Oh, it is Jim Crow all over again.
Zero Hedge reported, “It’s worth noting that, scouring the many interviews of Florida NAACP leaders, Zero Hedge found no indication that any of them actually plan to flee the purported bastion of racism.”
Without racism — real or imaginary — there is no reason for an NAACP.
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I always look forward to starting my Saturday with your Highlights of the Week. You just can't make this stuff up. What have we done to our poor country.
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