Friday, December 03, 2021

Obvious Truth


Climatology and virology are two squishy sciences that have been overtaken by politics … and can be absolutely wrong about their predictions and analysis … yet still maintain popular credibility. Go figure! — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR REAL SCIENCE!


Carnac



The Answer: Hair trigger


The Question: What gets Joe Biden’s juices flowing?


STAND UP TO DEVIANCY!


Headlines

 


Trump intervienes in Ohio Senate primary — for himself

U.S. tightens travel testing requirements, mask mandates as part of broader plan to  fight COvID

VP Harris loses third staffer in less than two weeks

Red states planning benefits to jab resisters who quit jobs …

9th Circuit Court upholds California’s ban on high-capacity ammo magazines

The S&P is testing a very critical chart level that could determine whether there is a year-end rally

Book: Hunter Biden and his therapist joked about Joe having dementia in 2019

Epstein ‘sex slave’: I met Trump at Mar-a-Largo

‘I don’t think about the former president’: Biden on Trump’s positive COvID diagnosis before debate

Biden asks businesses to proceed with vaccine mandate after omicron variant arrives in U.S.

U.S. and Mexico to announce deal reinstating Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy following court order

California confirms nation’s first case of omicron  … fully dosed …


 STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


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Elephants sleeping …



LIE DOWN FOR PACHYDERMS!


Thursday, December 02, 2021

Today’s Poser



Since when did pushing back against tyranny become undemocratic and divisive? — Fletcher


Afterthought: There is no such thing as “good” tyranny.



STAND UP FOR FREEDOM!


Today’s Poser

 

Note the soft lighting too

“Actors, by trade, are practiced liars.” — Fletcher


When (If) Alec Baldwin’s role in the shooting of two … killing of one on the set of ‘Rust’ … is under legal scrutiny in his testimony, will there be soft background music like in his recent TV interview with George Stephenopolis?


Afterward: “I never pulled the trigger. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger. “ — Alec Baldwin



STAND UP FOR HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION VAUES!


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World’s largest cargo ship … next comes batteries as its power source?



STAND UP FOR SUPERLATIVES!


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An observation from a Swedish engineer:

“The notion that a nation can run on sunshine and breezes is worse than delusional.

People might fall for the idea that we can merrily run on sunshine and breezes, alone, but with a few trillion dollars worth of mythical mega-batteries providing backup for a few minutes, when the sun sets and the wind stops blowing.

A two-megawatt w!ndmill is made up of 260 tons of steel that required 300 tons or iron ore and 170 tons of coking coal, all mined, transported and produced by hydrocarbons.

A w!ndmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it.”


Thanks Ed at FB


STAND UP AGAINST WIND TURBINES!


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Tasseled Woebegone Carpet Shark



STAND UP FOR CREATURES!


Headlines


CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

Mortgage demand plunged 15% last week, but could now reverse

Federal judge blocks Biden’s COvID vax mandate for healthcare workers nationwide

Epstein pilot says Trump flew on ‘Lolita Express’

Sudanese general warns country could be source of refugee influx to U.S., Europe

Powell’s pivot on inflation turns the trader pandemic playbook on its head

United Nations weighs admitting Taliban

WHO tells elderly to postpone travel …

Council member Andre Dickens elected mayor of Atlanta

Ukraine border fears escalation as officials thrash out details of Biden-Putin meeting

Oakland mayor the latest liberal leader to suddenly realize defunding police was a terrible idea

Trump tested positive for COvID days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Carnac



The Answer: Jussie Smollett, Ghislaine Maxwell and Santa Claus


The Question: Name two people who are culpable and one who is capable?


STAND UP FOR THE CAPABLE!


Interesting Factoids

 


Although less tha 3% of the cars in California are EVs (mostly Teslas), this state still contains over 47% of the EVs in the United States. See: Electric England site.


What can we conclude from this? (Maybe think the recent infrastructure spending bill.)



STAND UP FOR CALIFORNIA?


Apt Analogy



Hunter Biden has the morals of an Auschwitz prison guard. — Fletcher



STAND UP AGAINST AUSCHWITZ!


Fractured Definition



buffoons — rather large simians in charge of detailing vehicles after they exit a car wash.



STAND UP FOR SIMIANS!


Obvious Truth

 


It normally can take months, sometimes years, to repair the damage done to the stock market that can be wrecked in just a few days of panic selling.


STAND UP FOR BULLS AND BEARS!


Headlines

 


COvID looms over Biden’s presidency, once more and always

World faces an anxious wait as COvID vaccine makers prepare for omicron variant

Biden: No new lockdowns for now — unless …

Hospital workers rejected at Supreme Court on vaccine mandate …

New draft redistricting map in Florida cuts up Murphy’s seat, boosts GOP

Rolling back U.S.-China tarrifs would ease inflation in the U.S., former Treasurt Secretary says

Mainstream media tries to memory hole the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre

Greece imposes $114 monthly fine on unvaxxed people over 60 …

Maxwell, Epstein we’re ‘partners in crime’ prosecutor says

Powell to tell Senate omicron variant to pose downside risk to economy, complicates inflation picture

LOL: Psaki tries to explain why Trump’s travel bans were racist but Biden’s aren’t

Scientists build ‘living’ robots that can reproduce …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Feet of Clay

 


Pilgrim, have you noticed that everyone these days seems to have feet of clay? They may be highly credentialed scientists, lawyers or academics … yet, if they turned in a term paper late in college, they are pariahs. Surely, kind readers, we should be able to apply a sliding scale of credibility to everyone … and not toss them all into the fiery pits of disbelief?


(I’ll even give the Biden clan a 1.3 on a scale of 10.0.)



STAND UP FOR SHOD FEET!


Obvious Truths

 




“It is what it is.” — Donald Trump


President Trump was pretty good at dealing with ambiguity. On the other hand, President Biden has not shown himself equally adept … in fact, he can’t even seem to be able to deal with biguity.



STAND UP FOR AMBIGUITY!


Apt Analogy

 


If Dr. Fauci is “science” then stars are just holes punched in the night sky. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR SCIENCE!


Apt Analogy

 


Ghislaine Maxwell has the life expectancy of a cobra in a mongoose petting farm. — Fletcher



STAND UP TO COBRAS!


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Light pillars … one of many natural freak events in our sky …


STAND UP FOR FREAK EVENTS!


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STAND UP FOR CANADA, EH!


Headlines



  ‘They’re all begging me’: Trump’s 2024 veep tryouts get underway

Bitcoin climbs back above $57,000 as cryptocurrencies rebound from selloff

New book reveals Chinese energy titan lavished Hunter Biden with offer of $30 million — sought access to Biden family

WHO warns omicron variant poses ‘very high’ risk …

McConaughey not running for governor of Texas

China could double down on its zero-COvID approach amid concerns about omicron, analyst says

Nine of the ten most popular governors are Republicans — Biden less popular than the least popular governor

62% of Swiss back new virus laws …

World Health Organization criticizes travel bans to southern Africa

Moderna says omicron variant vaccine could be ready in early 2022

Doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are ‘so different and so mild’

Will Epstein’s little black book send Ghislaine to prison for 80 years? Trial opens …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Monday, November 29, 2021

Obvious Truth



The balance between tyranny and chaos in our society is difficult to maintain … particularly when governments stop paying attention to the details of civilization … like public health ambiguity, lax law enforcement and not maintaining our nation’s borders. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR CIVILIZATION!


Headlines

 


Maximum fissures: Iran nuclear talks head toward oblivion

COvID variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

New York governor declares ‘state of emergency’ over omicron variant

China faces ‘colossal outbreak’ [of Covid]

South African braces for wave propelled by Omicron

Some college endowments had a record year while other schools face bankruptcy

Steve Bannon pushes for documents in court case to be released

Israel, Iran broaden cyberwar to attack civilian targets

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan;  China conducts military patrols

Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels as Americans stay home

New Smithsonian exhibit asks visitors when we’ll see ‘single global government’

Mag  7.5 quake strikes Peru, developing …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Quotable Quote



I once had an original thought … but got distracted by a pretty butterfly … and forgot it. — Fletcher


STAND UP FOR SOMETHING!


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Obvious Truth



If this Wuhan-Fauci virus pandemic has taught Americans anything, it has alerted us to be skeptical of know-it-all government. — Fletcher



STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


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It the warmists get their way …


Afterward: I wonder how much carbon dioxide produced by all these workers scything, sheaving and threshing all this wheat by hand compares to that which would be emitted by a single gasoline-powered combine?



STAND UP FOR COMBINES!


Apt Analogy



The quoted facts and logic supporting most of President Biden’s policy positions are often fuzzier than a room full of teddy bears. — Fletcher


STAND UP FOR CLARITY!


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Including my birth county in Western Pennsylvania


STAND UP FOR AUCH DER LIEBER!


Headlines

 


Omicron variant is high risk, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control assesses

Vaccine makers move quickly against new omicron COvID variant, testing already under way

World Health Org skips letters in Greek alphabet to avoid calling new COvID strain the ‘Xi variant’

Send in the Clowns: Sondheim dead at 91 …

FDA seeks advice on whether to limit COvID-19 pill in pregnant people

Dow tumbles 900 points for worst day of year on fears of new COvID variant, S&P 500 drops 2%

Bidenflation Friday: Black Friday prices were up 17% from last year

Supply-chain snarls leave SoCal swamped in unfilled containers …

Ukraine PM calls for NATO’s help against Russia

Black Friday loses some luster as shoppers turn out to hunt scarce deals

U.S. to restrict travel from eight African countries

Musk doubles down on plan to build ‘permanent moon base’ and ‘city on Mars’ …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Saturday, November 27, 2021

SNL Suggestion



I have an idea for a cold open for Saturday Night Live … just a simple Biden presser …


Joe Biden so far is skating through Saturday night “comedy” openings. How come Lorne Michaels? His personality and speech mannerisms are a treasure trove of comedic opportunities: Smelling a girl’s hair, falling asleep, mispronouncing words, tag lines (“I mean it,” “This is no joke, “ “I’m not kidding”), forgetting names, “you know the thing,” whispering, repeating things,  being folksy, telling a long story going nowhere, waking away from questions, “I’m going to get in trouble for this,” shouting, coughing, long pauses (for earpiece prompts), reading from list of who to call on … enough?


And then there is his son, Hunter!


Even ol’ stick-in-the-mud me could write a knee slapper using this material.


C’mon you supposed purveyors of comedy … get off your stale lefty schtick! Even Bill Maher and Dave Chappelle have sensed the changing political winds!


STAND UP FOR PARODY!


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SYAND UP FOR MELODY!


Manhattan


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I can pinpoint the seven places I and my family once resided there … and the five places I used to work …



STAND UP FOR GOTHAM!


Headlines



Boris Johnson urges French and EU deals to halt migrant channel crossings

New COvID variant roils markets with oil sinking 5%

Here we go again: World Health Org. meets  to discuss new Covid-19 variant

New super strain sinks stocks … new travel restrictions … vax resistant?

Weed lounges are coming to a city near you

A heavily-mutated COvID variant emerges in Southern Africa

Texas Democrat says she’s resigning over infighting on spending bill

Flash mob smash-and-grabs continue in high-end stores in LA …

Russian buildup sparks new push to send weapons to Ukraine

European officials voice concern over ‘alarming’ new COvID variant

White House stands by push to end cash bail in wake of Waukesha Christmas Parade attack

Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow plotting coup …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Friday, November 26, 2021

Modern Nursery Rhyme


Wee Willie Clinton ran through the town

With cigar in his hand and his pants down.

And Hillary at the window, begging for some pelf

Says for their foundation, but really for herself!



STAND UP TO MONEY LAUNDERING!


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Afterward: What does this suggest about the possible size of the population that our whole earth could support?


STAND UP FOR THE REST OF US!


Genius



I distinctly remember President Trump saying that he thought therapeutics would be more important than vaccines in combating the “China plague.” And this was after it was clear that his Operation Warpspeed had produced three effective vaccines. And I also remember scratching my head at this comment.


Now the new Wuhan-Fauci virus variants are emerging from South Africa to scare the piss out of the world … since, apparently, our current vaccines may be useless against them. So, we must pivot to therapeutics until our vaccines can be re-engineered. 


We, once again, see the genius of the Orangeman … for, despite the media’s disinterest in anti-viral drugs, they may be our saving grace. Now Merck and Pfizer have pills which are apparently highly effective in reducing hospitalizations and deaths from this plague. IF we can get them through our government’s bureaucracy and approved. Are you listening Sleepy Joe? Or are you focused on racism this week?


And these aren’t the only therapeutics … see: HHS site. And, because Trump was for therapeutics, they have been mostly down-played by our unhinged media and our current administration … the not-geniuses that they are.



STAND UP FOR GENIUS!


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White yak in Tibet …



STAND UP FOR ALBINOISM!


Headlines

 


Italy and France heal their rift with a treaty

Inflation is sticking around — and Biden will have to wait it out like the rest of us

5 Dems sink Biden’s Marxist banking nominee

Even in highly vaccinated New England, hospitals suffering

Legal experts see case for intent in Waukesha parade deaths

Merkel’s push for German lockdown reportedly blocked as death toll passes 100,000

Texas sees massive drop in abortions as heartbeat law took effect

Biden restarting ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy …

Renewable fuels are key to the transportation sector’s sustainable future

India might tighten crypto rules instead of imposing an outright ban, crypto exchange boss says

Georgia jury finds McMichaels, Bryan guilty in Arbery killing

Jobless claims lowest since 1969 …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Thursday, November 25, 2021

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STAND UP FOR ROASTING!


Newest Woke Synonyms


Pilgrim, here are a few terms you might try to use, but what the media or your liberal friends might require of you instead:


Currently.                   Now Woke-Required

riot                               kinetic gathering

election protest          Capitol Insurrection

Christmas                    Solstice celebration

arson                            facile rehab process

illegal immigrants      border-crossing nomads

mob                              like-minded assembly

carjacking                  unwilling vehicle appropriation

rapper                         non-traditional poet

rape                              involuntary congress

shoplifting                   deferred payment acquisition

pimp                            sex-worker’s agent

Socialism                     governmental wealth leveling

autocracy                     Build Back Better

stabbing                      hood acupuncture

homeless                     self-actuated pioneer



STAND UP AGAINST SILLY SEMANTICS!


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I saw this when originally aired … hilarious!


Afterward:

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STAND UP FOR COMEDY!


Quotable Quote




Conventional thinking is not thinking … it’s reciting.— Fletcher



STAND UP FOR ORIGINAL THOUGHT!


Happy Thanksgiving




Time to reflect on the last two years



STAND UP FOR SURVIVING!


Headlines


The Buttigieg presidential buzz has penetrated the White House

Unusual holiday home buying surge pushes mortgage demand higher

Illegal immigration under Biden is worse since records began

Xmas smash and grab … Brazen robbers hit luxe retailers sound alarm

Trump says Kyle Rittenfouse visited him in Mar-a-Largo after the trial

Germany considers full COvID lockdown and mandatory vaccines

Biden places blame for higher energy prices on oil and gas companies suddenly becoming greedy

EU faces ‘700,000 more deaths by spring’

8-year old becomes sixth to die from injuries in Waukesha

Blockbuster art week sets record with more than $2.6 billion in sales

Christmas Parade massacre suspect shared social media posts promoting violence against white people

China’s top movie ever is war movie about American defeat …


STAND UP FOR AMERICA!


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Suspect Factoid



According to the White House’s Jen Psaki, a 20-pound Thanksgiving turkey costs only $1 … or 5 cents a pound more over last year’s.


True? See: Yahoo Finance numbers.



STAND UP FOR TURKEY!


Modern Nursery Rhyme


Hunter, Hunter, the president’s son

Lost his laptop and away he run.

But the computer was luckily found

Which led to Hunter coming unwound.

Predictably, the FBI buried the case

So, once again, Hunter’s saving face.



STAND UP FOR INTEGRITY!


Juxtaposition


Jamie Dimon




STAND UP TO KOWTOWING TO CHINESE THREATS!