GUNS: Criminals don’t seem to be well trained and that’s a good thing

Terrifying moment three would-be assassins board school bus and try to shoot boy aged FOURTEEN in ‘targeted’ attack that only failed because their gun didn’t fire

  •     Three would-be assassins boarded a Maryland school bus in masks before attempting to shoot their victim at point-blank range
  •     When the gun jammed and bullets fell to the floor, one of the attackers pistol whipped the boy before fleeing the scene 
  •     Cops believe all three suspects are juveniles, and investigations into the incident are ongoing

By Will Potter For Dailymail.Com
Published: 08:03 EDT, 5 May 2023 | Updated: 08:40 EDT, 5 May 2023

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Chilling photos show three would-be assassins board a Maryland school bus to try to shoot a 14-year-old boy dead in what appears to have been a targeted attack. 

The unidentified youngsters burst onto the bus in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Monday afternoon when their intended victim was the last student on board.

They tried shooting the middle-schooler – who has not been named – in the chest at point-blank range with the boy’s life only saved after the gun malfunctioned.

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Its only on TV and in the movies that guns are 100% reliable.

One of the many things that a responsible gun owner learns to do is to clear a jam quickly and under pressure.

A good think that criminals are so stupid and don’t train with their chosen weapon.

I hope these criminals get prosecuted as adults and sentenced accordingly.  

I’d like to know the motivation behind it.  If “drugs”, then I hope that the accessories get convicted as well.


RANT: Why can’t “we” stop wrong way drivers?

Two boys, both 14, killed after Dodge Ram smashed into their car on Long Island highway as ‘drunk driver’ told police he thought he was in New Jersey

  •     Drew Hassenbein and Ethan Falkowitz died near Jericho late Wednesday 
  •     Amandeep Singh was the driver; he faces vehicular homicide charge 
  •     Two other boys aged 16 and 17 who were in the car suffered internal injuries 

By Stephen Lepore For Dailymail.Com
Published: 17:07 EDT, 4 May 2023 | Updated: 19:36 EDT, 4 May 2023

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Two 14-year-old boys died after their Alfa Romeo car was struck by a suspected drunk driver who was traveling the wrong-way on a Long Island expressway. 

Drew Hassenbein and Ethan Falkowitz died near Jericho late Wednesday night after Amandeep Singh, 34, crashed his Dodge Ram into them, the New York Post reported.

They were pronounced dead at the scene, while two other boys, aged 16 and 17, who were in the car suffered internal injuries. They were in a stable condition in hospital. 

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I really don’t understand how parking lot owners can stop wrong way drivers (i.e., tire shredders), but Gooferment highway “engineers” can’t.

It seems real simple to me.

I bet the tire makers would applaud the new business.  I’m sure all the victims of these killers would as well.



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why does PBS get Taxpayer money?

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt defends decision to close state’s PBS station OETA over ‘indoctrination and over-sexualization of children’ including reading of kids’ book about drag queen’s hips

  •     Shows on the network include ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ and ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’
  •     Gov. Stitt’s veto means that the network will cease operations this year unless legislature overrides it
  •     He also criticized a Newshour feature that included parents’ support for gender-affirming treatments – including puberty blockers

By Emma James For Dailymail.Com
Published: 08:23 EDT, 8 May 2023 | Updated: 09:14 EDT, 8 May 2023

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Of course, both the article and the Governor miss the point.  Why is the Gooferment subsidizing a TV network?  Does anyone think that Sesame Street can’t get on a network without the Gooferment money?

If the Taxpayers of Oklahoma want to subsidize PBS, then let them VOLUNTARILY contribute to the PBS negations that run regularly.



RANT: Shouldn’t someone be demanding mandatory autopsies for all sudden surprise deaths?

US track and field star Tori Bowie – who won Olympic gold at Rio 2016 and two world titles in her sprinting career – dies aged 32

  •     According to her management company, sprinter Tori Bowie has died 
  •     Bowie had won multiple world titles and Olympic gold in the 4X100m relay
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By Jake Fenner and Kate Mcgreavy For Dailymail.Com
Published: 08:33 EDT, 3 May 2023 | Updated: 09:58 EDT, 3 May 2023

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American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie has died at the age of 32.

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Doesn’t anyone think that all these sudden deaths of people is some way related to the Covid “vaccinations”?

I can not EVER remember more than one or two in ALL my decades on this earth.  Len from Maryland was the only one that stands out and he was found to have a congenital heart defect.

It can be a coincidence.  And, some politicians, bureaucrats, and Big Pharma execs should be on trial for murder!



RANT: Norfolk Southern should be ashamed if not penalized for this inexcusible behavior

Shocking video shows kids crawling under a Norfolk Southern freight train as carriages continually block their route to school – and start moving WITHOUT warning

  •     Norfolk Southern trains have frequently blocked crossings in Hammond, Indiana, for hours 
  •     Schoolchildren are often late to class and have to crawl over and under stopped trains to get to school 
  •     Indiana is in the top five states with the most complaints about blocked rail crossing. Texas tops the list, followed by Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee 

By Alyssa Guzman For Dailymail.Com
Published: 22:30 EDT, 26 April 2023 | Updated: 07:28 EDT, 27 April 2023 

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Seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen.  And, if I was on the jury, I’d make sure that an “eye watering” judgement would get everyone’s attention.

I read recently in Japan that the Railway Company there put “turtle conduits” under their tracks so that turtles could migrate safely.  I bet Norfolk Southern would not survive in Japan with their careless lack of regard for human life. 

I can’t believe that the political parasite class can’t get this “fixed”!  Why else do we tolerate them?

I’m going to put on my citizen journalist hat on and ask Norfolk Southern for comment.  Any wager about response time?


CONSPIRACYTHEORY: John Lennon’s murder may not completely understood — Category 4. Plausible?

Could the man jailed for John Lennon’s murder be INNOCENT? Bombshell new documentary poses serious questions about whether Mark David Chapman fired the fatal bullet

  •     EXCLUSIVE: Research throws doubt on the murder of John Lennon in New York
  •     British author David Whelan has examined fatal shooting on December 8, 1980
  •     He has unearthed many documents that suggest cops misunderstood murder 

By Nick Craven
Published: 08:32 EDT, 22 April 2023 | Updated: 08:37 EDT, 22 April 2023

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A three-year investigation into the murder of John Lennon has unearthed a series of extraordinary inconsistencies – including the suggestion that detectives may have fundamentally misunderstood how the shooting happened.

British author and TV producer David Whelan has exhaustively examined Lennon’s fatal shooting on December 8, 1980, as he and his wife Yoko Ono returned to their home in the Dakota Building overlooking New York’s Central Park.

Whelan has unearthed a trove of documents relating to the killing, including gunman Mark Chapman’s ‘hit list’ – published for the first time here – which as well as the former Beatle also featured Marlon Brando and former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

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This is interesting.  Without going down this particular rabbit hole, it’s hard to believe.


POLITICAL: Is Bill Maher an undercover libertairan?

Bill Maher unveils his ‘Cojones Awards’ for those who fought against cancel culture mobs – and hands out prizes to Netflix for not canning Dave Chappelle over trans controversy and Ben Stiller for standing by Tropic Thunder

  •     Liberal comedian Bill Maher unveiled his new Cojones Awards on Friday’s edition of his HBO talk show
  •     The trophies honored ‘outstanding achievement in growing a pair’ in standing up to cancel culture
  •     Recipients included Netflix, Ben Stiller, Trader Joe’s and Cornell University  

By Paul Farrell For Dailymail.Com
Published: 08:50 EDT, 22 April 2023 | Updated: 09:36 EDT, 22 April 2023

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Liberal comedian Bill Maher launched the Cojones Awards, a new trophy for those who stand up to cancel culture mobs, on Friday’s edition of his long running HBO talk show. The award honors ‘outstanding achievement in growing a pair.’

Maher, 67, handed out a gold trophy of dangling testicles to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for his refusal to apologize over the controversy created by Dave Chappelle’s 2021 comedy special The Closer, which was criticized over jokes about the transgender community. 

The host congratulated Sarandos for standing firm as Netflix employees walked out of their jobs over the controversy. He joked that if staff didn’t like the content then maybe ‘Netflix may not be the best place for you.’ 

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While I don’t agree with his liberal slant, but with these awards he seems to doing the right thing.

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Maher: Dems Have ‘to Answer’ for Education Failures and More Money Won’t Fix the Problem
4/22/2023, 10:44:32 AM · 15 of 17

Gary from Dayton to tomkat

“Is this guy beginning to pull his head out ?”

Maybe, but he can’t pull it out completely because he will lose his audience and gig.

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Maybe he’s is either a concealed libertarian or just a liberal coming to his senses.


DISCOURAGING: And still we have Holocaust deniers and Nazi worshipers

Hitler’s revenge: Unseen photos published to mark Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 80th anniversary show the Nazis’ brutality as they crushed Jewish resistance fighters’ bid to stop families being taken to death camps

  •     The unseen images were taken by Polish engineer Rudolf Damec
  •     The Ghetto Uprising took place from April 19 until May 16, 1943 

By Ed Wight and Harry Howard, History Correspondent
Published: 04:40 EDT, 19 April 2023 | Updated: 04:44 EDT, 19 April 2023

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As plumes of smoke spew from behind the ghetto wall, well-dressed Germans watch on, willingly indifferent to the atrocities being carried out on the other side.

Another photo shows a group standing beside a playground in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as burning buildings from the Jewish ghetto are engulfed in flames and billowing smoke.

A third shows women and children being rounded up as soldiers stand by with rifles, ensuring they do not cause any trouble. 

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I don’t understand.  Even the flat-earthers have at least an understandable belief system  — close up the horizon looks flat.  I don’t understand how the these befuddled fools can have any principle to stand on.  One can only hope that they get worse ridicule that the flat-earthers who are harmlessly just wrong; these other people are sick dangerous.



POLITICAL: “Don’t demonize” is absurd; they should have all been arrested — it was riot with shootings and property damage

‘Don’t demonize them’: Chicago’s new mayor-elect says it’s ‘not constructive’ to vilify group of rowdy teens that torched cars in rampage organized on social media – but condemned the chaotic takeover

  •     Chicago’s mayor-elect says he does not condone violence carried out by teens Saturday night but that the city should not vilify the group
  •     Rowdy teens torched cars and got into fights before gunfire ended Saturday 
  •     Two teenage boys, 16 and 17, were reported shot but in stable condition  

By Hope Sloop and Vanessa Serna and James Gordon For
Published: 01:33 EDT, 17 April 2023 | Updated: 08:04 EDT, 17 April 2023 

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Chicago’s mayor-elect says the city should not demonize the teens who organized a ‘Teen Takeover’ of the Loop over the weekend, even after the event turned violent with cars burnt cars and minors shot. Brandon Johnson, 47, said Sunday he does not ‘condone the destructive activity’ and that it’s ‘unacceptable and has no place’ in Chicago, but that it should not be used as a way to vilify the group. ‘However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,’ said Johnson, a progressive Democrat. Shocking footage showed some teenagers jumping on top of a bus while others started a massive brawl after descending on Millennium Park and attempting to breach barricades. Gunshots rang out with some rounds striking two teenage boys aged 16 and 17. Cars were also left vandalized near East Washington Street in the Windy City, including a Tesla which is worth about $120,000. 

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Sorry, but I disagree.  This is behavior that should be demonized and punished severely. 

These were criminals and thugs rioting.

“Law and Order” is a joke in these Democratic cities.



But for a Good Samaritan, this couple could have been killed and the police obviously weren’t interested in helping.


RANT: People see a show; I see wasted resources

Preparing for Charles’s big day: The Household Cavalry make their way down procession route outside Buckingham Palace as they take part in rehearsals for the King’s historic coronation next month

  •     Members of the Household Cavalry seen rehearsing outside Buckingham Palace
  •     READ: Buckingham Palace have unveiled plans for the King’s procession route 

By Elly Blake
Published: 09:44 EDT, 17 April 2023 | Updated: 09:52 EDT, 17 April 2023

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Preparations are well and truly under way for King Charles’s coronation as rehearsals took place outside Buckingham Palace today.

Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, who carry out ceremonial duties for the two most senior regiments in the Army, paraded down The Mall ahead of the historic ceremony on May 6.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets of central London for the King’s coronation, the first since the late Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades ago.

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Some see pageantry and history.  I see stolen money conspicuously wasted.  The cast of bureaucrats on horses is Taxpayer money parasitically taken from the middle calls, poor, and the fixed income serfs.


At least they’ll get to see a “free” show.  And, I bet not one person thinks of the resources wasted.




FUN: How high can an emu jump?

Road runner! Hilarious video shows escaped EMU leading Tennessee police on 20 mile chase at speeds of up to 40mph after breaking free of his enclosure

  •     MeeMoo cleared the fence of his enclosure with a seven-foot vertical leap and led police on an incredible 20-mile chase through a Tennessee town
  •     Harry McKinney said his pet escaped on Wednesday after being spooked by construction workers logging behind his home
  •     Police eventually surrounded the flightless bird, which had clocked speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, and MeeMoo made it back home safely

By Kamal Sultan For Dailymail.Com
Published: 09:20 EDT, 15 April 2023 | Updated: 09:37 EDT, 15 April 2023 

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If you answered more than 7 feet, you’re right.  

MeeMoo’s next challenge is 9 feet.  Anyone giving odds it can do it?

Remember  “Now ladies, I’ll share some advice that I picked up from a tattooed lady in a bar on Second Avenue late one Saturday night at closing time. She said ‘Sonny, if a man wants to bet you that he can have the Jack of Spades jump out of that deck of cards there on the bar there and it will piss in your ear, be prepared to have a wet ear.’ Sorry, that’s the whole and literal truth. My betrothed made me promise to tell the whole exact truth.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 234



INTERESTING: Never heard of “chimerism’ before

The most JAW-DROPPING family secrets exposed by at-home DNA tests – from an only child who discovered he had 30 siblings to woman whose dad was swapped a birth

  •     Two in ten Americans have taken mail-order DNA tests, according to YouGov
  •     Many are taking to social media to reveal their jaw-dropping family secrets such as that they have 30 siblings or even married a cousin 
  •     Here takes a look at the dark side of the trend as millions of Americans discover they’re not quite who they thought they were  

By Helena Kelly For Dailymail.Com
Published: 12:49 EDT, 9 April 2023 | Updated: 12:53 EDT, 9 April 2023 

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‘Rare condition meant I wasn’t related to the children I birthed’

Single mother Lydia Fairchild was 26, unemployed and looking for state support in 2002 when she was asked to take a DNA test to prove her family was all related.

But the results suggested Fairchild had no genetic link to the two children she had birthed – prompting alarm from social services.

‘I knew that I carried them, and I knew that I delivered them. There was no doubt in my mind,’ Fairchild, from Washington, said at the time.

She gave birth for a third time and again DNA tests said she was not related to the newborn – despite carrying it for nine months.

It later transpired the mismatch was due to an ultra-rare condition called ‘chimerism.’

It meant she had technically been a twin in the womb but the other embryo died early on meaning she ‘absorbed’ her sibling’s cells.

The condition meant she had two cell lines – with only one matching that of her children.

Her case was relayed in the 2006 documentary ‘The twin inside me.’

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Why would this poor woman have to “prove” that her children were “hers” to the Gooferment?

This sounds like the identical twins dilemma that TV and Movies like to dramatize.

Makes these DNA “quite revealing”; not always for the better.


RANT: Leave wild animals in peace; lest they make pieces out of you

Moment two men are charged by huge MOOSE in Montana after taunting the beast and ignoring warnings: Local brands them ‘the dumbest people I’ve ever met in my life’

  •     A moose in Big Sky, Montana, finally responded after being taunted by tourists
  •     Two men provocatively edge closer to a moose despite a warning from a local 

By Neirin Gray Desai For Dailymail.Com
Published: 12:21 EDT, 4 April 2023 | Updated: 17:52 EDT, 4 April 2023 

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The article doesn’t report if the fools were hurt.  I’d give them no sympathy if they were.  I hope the moose will forgive all the other humans who wouldn’t think of bothering them for no apparent reason.  Argh!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Children are mature enough from age SEVEN?

Pentagon doctors claim children are mature enough from age SEVEN to decide if they want puberty blockers and hormone drugs — in report co-authored by trans pediatrician

  •     Pentagon doctors said it was against children’s human rights to deny them care
  •     The piece appeared in the American Journal of Public Health last month
  •     READ MORE: Editor warns trans children in the US are being rushed to surgery 

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com
Updated: 15:48 EDT, 23 March 2023

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Pentagon doctors have backed research claiming trans children as young as seven can decide they want puberty blockers and hormone-warping drugs.

In an editorial led by Air Force colonel Dr David Klein, officials said minors ‘have an inherent ability and right to consent’ to the interventions that are often irreversible.

The piece cites a 2018 study by Dutch researchers that claims more than 90 percent of over-sevens are mature enough to decide their gender identity and whether they want to start transitioning medically.

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I think they are out of their $%^Y&U* minds.

Think of all the things we don’t let 18 year old do as a society.  I have read that brains don’t fully mature until people are in their late 20’s.

I can’t say enough how reprehensible I find this “study”.  And while I don’t often agree with Bill Mahr, I think he sums it up best.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a pirate. Thank God, nobody took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and pegleg surgery.”  — Bill Maher


DISCOURAGING: How can we contaminate women’s athletics with men “transitionoing”?

The photos that will stop you in your tracks: As more states seek ban on trans women competing in women’s sports, experts insist the ‘undeniable’ physical advantage CAN’T be undone by gender-affirming care

  •     The hugely divisive issue of trans participation in sport returned to the spotlight after a school girls’ team won a state title with help from a trans girl
  •     It’s the latest flashpoint in the debate that was thrust into the mainstream when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022
  •     Researchers and elite athletes say the science speaks for itself: Trans women have a physical advantage that can’t be undone

By Lewis Pennock For Dailymail.Com
Published: 13:06 EDT, 18 March 2023 | Updated: 13:06 EDT, 18 March 2023

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The incendiary issue of transgender participation in sports returned to the fore this week after a high school girls’ team won a state championship with help from a biological male. Olympic medalists were among critics who joined the backlash to Chloe Barnes’ role in Brookline High School’s victory in Massachusetts . Barnes is a junior who competed under rules that allow students to ‘participate in a manner consistent with their gender identity’. This is just the latest flashpoint in the debate that was thrust into the mainstream when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022. Supporters of inclusion claim fairness can be maintained when biological males compete against women, while opponents that argue women’s sports must be protected face accusations of transphobia. But cut through the often toxic political mudslinging that dominates the debate and, according to researchers and elite athletes, the science speaks for itself: trans women have a physical advantage over biological females – and no treatment exists which can unravel that. 

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It’s just not fair!

And, it’s a contra-survival of the species to allow it to continue.

It’s not like we have to permit these individuals to turn society’s norms on their head.

Time to get our “definitions” correct!


INSPIRATIONAL: What the police od right is seldom recognized

Best cry I’ve ever heard’: Cops describe relief after saving unconscious boy, 3, trapped in his car seat, completely submerged – and reviving him with CPR

  •     Boy was trapped in seat after car had plunged into canal following a car crash 
  •     Rescuing officer had to pull car seat ‘as hard as he could’ to break child free
  •     Another officer gave the boy CPR and kept telling him ‘you’re going to be fine’

By Miriam Kuepper
Published: 08:54 EDT, 16 March 2023 | Updated: 09:01 EDT, 16 March 2023

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Officers have described the utter relief after they battled to save an unconscious three-year-old boy who was trapped in his car seat and completely submerged by water for three minutes before he was rescued and revived with CPR by the police.

The child was trapped in his seat after the car had plunged into a canal following a car crash, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department in Florida, which was called to the rescue.

Despite ‘heroic efforts’, the driver was unable to get the boy out of the car, even after good Samaritans saw the accident and tried to help.

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Not sure if I would have the huevos muchos grande to dive into a murky Florida canal.  I’d be thinking aligator.  But evidently this man proved his courage and saved a life.  “Whoever Saves a Life Saves the World” is well know in both Jewish and Islamic writings. 

“Men are expendable; women and children are not. A tribe or a nation can lose a high percentage of its men and still pick up the pieces and go on … as long as the women and children are saved. But if you fail to save the women and children, you’ve had it, you’re done, you’re through! You join Tyrannosaurus Rex, one more breed that bilged its final test.”  — The Pragmatics of Patriotism (1973) from Heinlein’s address at the U.S. Naval Academy (5 April 1973)


POLITICAL: Mandatory mental competency test for politicians — s great idea for ALL of them regardless of age!

Jill Biden calls it ‘ridiculous’ that Nikki Haley wants to impose mandatory mental competency test for politicians older than 75 as Joe, 80, weighs launching 2024 reelection bid

  •     Nikki Haley wants politicians over 75 to take mental competency evaluations 
  •     First lady Jill Biden said her husband would ‘never’ consider taking such a test
  •     Joe Biden would be 82 for inauguration if reelected and Trump would be 78

By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For
Published: 12:46 EST, 5 March 2023 | Updated: 13:08 EST, 5 March 2023

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Jill Biden is pushing back on GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, for proposing that all politicians over the age of 75 be required to take a mental competency test to qualify to serve in public office.

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I don’t see what the problem is.  

If fact, I like it for ALL politicians.

Maybe John Fetterman from PA isn’t fit to serve regardless of age.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: USA needs to help Iran see the light

‘This is not the way to conduct an interview’: Smiling Iranian foreign minister says women in his country ‘have all the necessary required freedoms’ in combative interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

  •     Iranian foreign minister smirks as he’s grilled about women’s rights to protest 
  •     Hossein Amirabdollahian repeatedly lambasted CNN host Christiana Amanpour during tense exchange
  •     It came after diplomats walked out of his human rights speech to the UN 

By Helena Kelly For Dailymail.Com
Published: 00:56 EST, 2 March 2023 | Updated: 02:12 EST, 2 March 2023

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Iran’s foreign minister could not stop smirking as he was grilled about his country’s record on women’s rights in a combative interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.

Hossein Amirabdollahian told the host ‘this is not the way to conduct an interview’ after he insisted women in Iran had ‘all the necessary, required freedoms’ and accused Western media of fueling protests there.

It comes just two days after diplomats walked out of a speech given by the Iranian minister to the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Sad to say, there’s not much that we can do to convince these men that they are wrong in their world view of women, women’s rights, and their role.  As a little L libertarian, I can’t solve the world’s problems.  BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), we can “help” them understand the issues.  How about we make all their men PNG and they have to stay confined to their cesspool until they fix the issue.  And, they shouldn’t have a role in UN “Human Rights” proceedings!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Christie Todd Wittman should fly in to assure everyone that the air around the site was safe to breathe!

‘Don’t tell me it’s safe’: Residents of East Palestine express fears about returning after it’s revealed there were more toxic chemicals on derailed Ohio train than originally reported and thousands of livestock left dead

  •     About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery crash in East Palestine on February 3
  •     Officials conducted a ‘controlled explosion’ of the highly flammable, toxic chemicals
  •     Residents now worry about the health effects of these chemicals 

By Melissa Koenig For Dailymail.Com
Published: 11:19 EST, 14 February 2023 | Updated: 13:30 EST, 14 February 2023

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Residents of a small town in Ohio fear for their health and safety after huge clouds of toxic chemicals were released in a controlled explosion following a train derailment earlier this month.

About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery crash in East Palestine at about 9pm on Friday, February 3.

Homes within a one-mile area were soon evacuated as vinyl chloride was slowly released from five of those cars. Authorities then ignited the gases for a ‘controlled release’ of the highly flammable, toxic chemicals in a controlled environment, creating a dark plume of smoke seen miles away.

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I point to my personal “EXHIBIT #1” of Christie Todd Wittman, the head of the EPA, assuring us that the air around the 911 site was safe to breathe. 

I wouldn’t believe any Gooferment assurances about safety,

Where are the Ohio Senators and Representatives?  The Ohio governor, all their politicians, and bureaucrats?

Any wagers that they are not down there breathing that “air”?



RANT: Bullied NJ teenager suicided as a result of taunting

‘Humiliated’ New Jersey teen killed herself at home after being taunted with texts from bullies who beat her in school hall – as callous superintendent claims there are ‘two sides to every story’ – the day before her funeral

  •     Adriana Kuch killed herself on February 3 – two days after being beaten up 
  •     Her father says her bullies were taunting her with texts after the attack 
  •     School bosses failed to call police, and still have not expelled the students

By Jen Smith, Chief Reporter For Dailymail.Com
Published: 09:41 EST, 10 February 2023 | Updated: 10:17 EST, 10 February 2023

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‘Humiliated’ New Jersey teenager Adriana Kuch killed herself after being taunted with texts from the bullies who beat her in the school halls, her father has told 

Adriana, 14, took her own life in her bedroom at her family home in Berkeley Township, New Jersey, on February 3. 

Hours beforehand, she had received a taunting text message from one of the girls who filmed the attack, making fun of her for ‘dripping’ blood on the floor, and being ‘whooped’. 

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Reportedly the school didn’t call the police.

If I was the parent, I’d have called the police and confronted the juveniles involved.  I might be the one getting arrested.

At the very least, my child would NOT be returning to that school.  There must have been a relative who could have hosted her in a new school district.

This I see as one of the problems of Gooferment Skrules. The parent doesn’t control the flow of money as happens in every kind of free market exchange.  No service; no money.  Try that with any Gooferment”service”!

Bottom line: this is an outrageous incident that just should not have happened.


RANT: Tesla and other EV’s should be considered a national disgrace

The shaming images that show where our iPhones, laptops and Tesla cars REALLY come from: The truth about the Congolese mines where kids are paid $2-a-day to dig for cobalt

  •     Images from the Shabara mine and others in the Democratic Republic of Congo show young children mining  
  •     They dig for cobalt, the chemical element that is used in almost every tech product on the market today 
  •     Apple, Tesla, Samsung and Microsoft are the other end of the complex supply chain  

By Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter For Dailymail.Com
Published: 08:24 EST, 30 January 2023 | Updated: 09:14 EST, 30 January 2023

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For years, big tech companies like Apple and Tesla have assured the customers of their glossy stores and showrooms that all their goods are ethically sourced and sold. 

But a new series of images taken from inside mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 90 percent of the world’s cobalt is mined and used to make the batteries that power our tech-led lives, raise uncomfortable questions. 

Cobalt is the chemical element found in almost every tech gadget that uses a lithium-powered battery on the market today – a smartphone, tablet or laptop requires a few grams of it, while an electric vehicle requires 10kg.

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Sorry, but this is a national disgrace.  And, all EV’s should be scorned.

I’m speechless.


VETERANS: A hero silenced; whet else don’t we know?

Hero pilot who shot down at least FOUR Russian Migs in classified dogfight in 1952 to receive the Navy Cross: Captain took on seven jets alone and was shot 263 times – but was ordered not to tell anyone for fear of sparking war

  •     Capt. Royce Williams was sworn to secrecy for more than 50 years over fears that his battle against seven Soviet fighters could spark war with Russia
  •     Now the 97-year-old is free to tell his tale and is due to receive the Navy’s second highest award for combat valor on Friday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum
  •     In a ferocious dogfight, Williams downed at least four Migs despite his jet being so badly wounded he considered bailing out into almost certain death

By Ross Ibbetson For

Published: 11:10 EST, 18 January 2023 | Updated: 13:36 EST, 18 January 2023

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A hero pilot who shot down at least four Russian Migs in a classified dogfight at the height of the Cold War which saw his jet shot 263 times is to receive the Navy Cross.

Retired Navy Captain Royce Williams was sworn to secrecy for more than 50 years over fears that his battle against seven Soviet fighters could spark war with Russia.

Now the 97-year-old is free to tell his tale and is due to receive the Navy’s second highest award for combat valor on Friday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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The national security peril soon dawned on Navy command who discovered Williams had engaged the Soviet Air Force.

Migs flying in the Chinese and Korean air forces were known to be flown by Soviet volunteers but this was an escalation with potential to turn the Cold War hot.

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Yes, Heaven forbid, the American people would be told the “truth”.

Better to allow a hero to be silenced.


At what point will “We, The Sheeple” ever get the whole truth.

I think of all the MIAs, KIAs, and other veterans who are denied their due.

And don’t get me started on “homeless vets” while illegal criminal aliens live comfortably in hotels.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Do prostitution laws make vulnerable women easy targets?

Iowa cops probing woman’s claim her dead dad is America’s most prolific serial killer start digging under well and on mushroom trail at house she insists he dumped 70 women’s bodies

  • Officials from the FBI as well as state and local police swooped on the farmland
  • They are planning to bore a well and take dirt samples to test for human remains 
  • Lucy Studey McKiddy claims that her father Donald Dean Studey is a serial killer 
  • He is accused of killing 70 women over a three-decade period undetected 
  • Officials are now probing the allegations after he died in March 2013 
  • His daughter revealed that Studey liked to kill women by kicking in their heads

By Emma James For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:42 EST, 7 December 2022 | Updated: 17:02 EST, 7 December 2022

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Police investigating allegations a farmer in Iowa murdered up to 70 women and dumped their bodies in a well are testing soil at the property in Iowa.

Lucy Studey McKiddy, 53, claims that her father, Donald Dean Studey, was a serial killer who forced her and her siblings to dump the bodies of women he killed into a 100ft well.

She said that Studey, who died in March 2013 aged 75, was ‘routinely drunk’ and liked to kill women by smashing or kicking in their heads inside a trailer.

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My first thought was didn’t someone in Iowa notice that 70 women disappeared.

My second thought was why didn’t Lucy Studey McKiddy come forward sooner — 2013 might have been a good time if she was afraid of the 75 year old man.  Sometime between now and the last 40! Years would have been better.

Of course, it’s the Gooferment’s fault for not discovering this sooner or allow women to defend themselves with a handgun.  If I had a daughter, then I’d be sure that she knew how to defend herself. Argh!

Of course, if prostitution was legal, then it would not be so easy for men to pickup and kill women. 

End victimless crimes like drugs and prostitution.  We’d all be safer.


BIGOTRY: Time “Top Chef” was “Chopped” for Religious Bigortry

Conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled by TV chef Brittanny Anderson’s restaurant hits back at ‘stunning’ display of ‘religious discrimination’

  • Family Foundation of Virginia booked a table at Metzger Bar & Butchery, a German-themed restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, for November 30
  • The restaurant is co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson, known for her shows Top Chef and Chopped
  • An hour and a half before their reservation time, they received a call saying they were no longer welcome
  • They said that staff would be made ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘unsafe’ by the presence of the pro-life group, which rejects gay marriage
  • On Wednesday the CEO of Family Foundation of Virginia condemned the Metzger owners and management for ‘religious discrimination’ 

By Harriet Alexander For

Published: 19:03 EST, 7 December 2022 | Updated: 00:36 EST, 8 December 2022

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The head of a conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled at the last minute by a Virginia restaurant, citing their views on abortion and LGBTQ issues, has accused the owners of ‘religious discrimination.’

Virginia Cobb’s group, Family Foundation of Virginia, intended to dine on November 30 at Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia – a German-themed restaurant co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson of Top Chef and Chopped.

Yet 90 minutes before their reservation, a staff member called someone on Cobb’s team to say they were no longer welcome – forcing them to scramble to find an alternative venue for the 15-20 people to gather.

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How come when a baker won’t make a gay cake or a web designer won’t make a gay website, they wind up in the “legal system”?

Now, as gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I have no problem with people discriminating.  Folks do it all the time.  It’s “heuristics” aka “rule of thumb”.  

I do have a problem when the Gooferment gets involved.  Hence some discrimination it politically incorrect and gets punished.  Other peolitically correct discrimination goes under the radar.

Perhaps, “We, The Sheeple” might want to use the “invisible hand” of the marketplace to weigh in on the decision.

Wasn’t this a “breach of contract”?


POLITICAL: Mandatory retirement age for politicians and bureaucrats? How about 70!

Three quarters of Americans are tired of the GERONTOCRACY and want age limits on elected officials, says a grim new poll for Biden, 79, Trump, 76, Pelosi, 82, McConnell, 80, and much of the Senate

  • 73 percent of adults want to set maximum age limits for elected officials
  • The most popular age limit is 70, poll shows
  • By this standard, President Joe Biden, 79, and Donald Trump, 76, are over the hill
  • The average age of senators at the start of the current Congress was 64.3 years 
  • The presidency is ‘monstrously taxing job’ for octogenarians, says strategist 
  • Round-the-clock news cycle makes politics a tough gig for the elderly

By James Reinl, Social Affairs Correspondent, For Dailymail.Com
Published: 11:57 EDT, 9 September 2022 | Updated: 19:23 EDT, 9 September 2022

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Nearly three quarters of Americans say they want a maximum age limit for elected officials, with roughly equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats agreeing to nudge elderly politicians into retirement, a new poll shows.

Overall, 73 percent of more than 2,000 adults surveyed by YouGov called for age limits. Among them, the most popular age to pension off officials was 70, favored by 40 percent of respondents.

The survey comes at a particularly elderly period in U.S. political life, led by such Democrats as 79-year-old President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, and the top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, 80.

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Sounds like a good idea to me!


HEROIC: Donald Ray Surrett Jr. defines a hero; a vet who knew the risks

Hero Oregon Safeway worker, 66, had time to flee but took on store shooter, 20, with a PRODUCE KNIFE: Police hail Army veteran for ‘saving lives’ after he and shopper, 84, were gunned down

  • The attack saw the lives of two army vets taken after a 20-year-old gunman armed with an AR-15 stormed the Oregon store 
  • A 66-year-old Safeway employee and decorated army vet took on the wannabe mass shooter with a produce knife
  • Donald Ray Surrett Jr. could have escaped, but remained in the store. His actions likely saved the lives of several others, according to police
  • Another army vet, aged 84, also lost his life in the shooting

By Associated Press and Alex Hammer For Dailymail.Com
Published: 00:22 EDT, 30 August 2022 | Updated: 02:28 EDT, 1 September 2022

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A 66-year-old Safeway employee who took on a mass shooter with a produce knife could have escaped with his life, police said Tuesday, but instead hid and attempted to disarm the assailant – an action they said likely saved several others.

Police are now hailing Donald Ray Surrett Jr. as a hero – as it was revealed the staffer at the Bend, Oregon, store was a decorated Army veteran with more than two decades of service.

The attack saw the lives of Surrett and another army vet, aged 84, snuffed out, after a 20-year-old gunman armed with an AR-15 stormed the Central Oregon store Sunday night, before ultimately taking his own life.

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Greater love hath no man then … …

In this specific case, the vet KNEW the odds were against him, but took the chance.

All I can do is just silently pray for this good man and his self-sacrifice.