Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mostly Cajun Pic





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Headlones



Senate Democrats plan $79M advertising onslaught to hold on in November

Fire engulfs Denmark’s historic stock exchange building, iconic spire collapses

Revealed: Biden gave Iran the go-ahead to strike Israel   

Iran threatens 1,500 missiles … Was strike DECOY? 

A tax mystery: Why are fewer people getting refunds?

Oil prices fall for second day as U.S. expects limited Israel response to Iran attack 

Trump’s hush money payment trial gets underway

Tehran’s growing partnership with Moscow …

Johnson plans separate House votes on Israel and Ukraine this week

Russia steps up offense in East Ukraine as forces look to take key town by May 9, Ukraine says

Biden expands supposed temporary amnesty to 1.2 million foreign nationals 

Drowsy Donald falls asleep in courtroom …


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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Today’s Poser



For Elon Musk: Do you believe global warming is an existential threat to humanity?


Afterward: Difficult answer due to Tesla.



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Quotable Quote



Generative AI is a parlor game played by high-tech shysters on internet rubes. — Fletcher



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Headlines

 


AI chatbots spread false information about the EU elections, report finds

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Viet Nam — one of the iPhone giant’s most important manufacturing hubs

Israel: 99% of Iran’s attack was shot down

World holds breath … Israel vows revenge … USA warns …

U.S. warns Iran, calls on Security Council to condemn attack on Israel

Israel vows to ‘extract a price’ after Iran’s attack.

Shareholders approve nearly $15 billion acquisition of U.S. Steel to Nippon Steel 

Russia deploys supersonic missiles …

India’s Modi vows to increase social spending, make country into manufacturing hub

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas

How Trump is looking to win Pennsylvania

Trump’s first criminal trial is historic and solemn moment for America 


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Monday, April 15, 2024

Perplexed



I’m at 6s and 7s … why do so many meatheads want to “fundamentally change” America? It seems that  we have been doing pretty well since our founding … with a few exceptions, mostly already remedied … and have molded the United States into an economical, military, technological and moral powerhouse … an example of the purchase of free-market capitalism’s superiority.


So, you dolts ,who think that we need a new formula, must not like America very much … and letting people who don’t love America run America makes no sense whatsoever.



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More Cute Animals

 


Tortoise Taxi



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Babylon Wasp

 


Suspected terrorist stabs, kills seven at Sydney shopping mall … wounding many others … causing Australia to ban all knives sharper than a butter knife.





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Headlines



Germany’s Scholz arrives in China

Israel says 300 Iranian drones and missiles downed in ‘unprecedented’ overnight attack

White House pledges support for Israel’s defense amid Iran attacks

Iran attacks Israel …USA against response …

West Bank sees some of its worst violence since war in Gaza began as Israeli teen’s body is found

Surging inflation fears sent markets tumbling and Feds scrambling

Americans evenly split in political party affiliation going into 2024 presidential election

188 drones … 36 cruise missiles … 110 surface-to-surface missiles 

G7 leaders to meet over Iran’s attack on Israel

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumble amid Mideast tensions

EcoHealth email release proves Fauci aide used private email account to discuss COVID

World stands on brink of all-out war …


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Sunday, April 14, 2024

War Games




Iran tells Israel and the United States that in 48 hours it is going to launch a massive areal attack on Israel … but don’t worry, you can shoot them down … we’ll even put lights on the drones to make it easy. And it’s justification: We need to do this to show the world we are not wimps after you killed seven of our generals … so don’t be too angry at us.


I write this before Israel has decided on its response to this bit of dangerous war-games theater … so I can state my mind.


Iran ships virtually all of its oil through the Qeshm island depot situated of the coast of Iran … and its loss would effectively shut down this source of funds to support international terrorism. Therefore I think Israel should give Iran 48 hours notice that it is going to destroy this facility … in order for all personnel there could be evacuated. Then … hopefully with our help … obliterate it … maybe with one of those MOAB bombs.



Then let Iran decide on further escalation.



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Bugaboo



A classic case of fear mongering …



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Headlines


Thank you Obama

Judge rejects defense efforts to dismiss Hunter Biden’s gun case

U.S. crude oil gains as Israel prepares for an attack by Iran this weekend

House votes to pass FISA resolution

Jewish state bracing for unprecedented strike … U.S. moves warships to defend …

Former U.S. ambassador sentenced to 15 years in prison for serving as secret agent for Cuba

Tesla slashes prices of its premium driver assistance option by half in U.S.

DNC paying Biden’s legal bills while griping about RNC paying Trump’s legal bills

6 in 10 Catholics in favor of abortion rights …

Still no trial date for Trump’s Florida case

Trump says he would testify in upcoming hush money trial

Fani Willis inconsistencies found by DOJ

Google to block access to California news sites …


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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Babylon Wasp



Biden recently warned Iran regarding its possible attack in Israel — “Don’t … don’t!”


But Iran, apparently, has taken Biden’s double negative as “Do!”



Afterward: In the White House SituationRoom during this attack Biden asked, “Maybe we could give Iran another $10 billion?”


After afterward; Valarie Jarrett chimed in, “They want $50 billion!”



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In a Perfect World




All sporting events would end in a draw because every athlete would be equally excellent.




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Powerline Pic

 




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Buying Votes



Trump spent $400 for milkshakes and chicken sandwiches at a Chuck-fil-A in Atlanta … whereas Biden spent $400 billion forgiving student loans.



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Headlines

 


Crypto executives put money behind a longshot bid to oust Elizabeth Warren

Biden administration to forgive $7,4 billion of student loan debt for 277,000 borrowers

Biden admin finalizes controversial rule to expand background checks on gun sales

Cancer murders OJ …

California firefighters can’t get fire insurance

IEA downgrades oil demand growth forecast as prices heat up on elevated Middle East tensions

Black men’s support for Trump doubles in key swing states

Iranian attack on Israel expected in next two days …

Younger Dems on TikTok sour on Biden

Russia battles floods as Ural river swells; Moscow hits ‘critical’ Ukraine infrastructure

Biden says Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by end of year, raising concerns about Fed’s independence

First [Trump] criminal trial … Cohen: prepare for surprise …


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Friday, April 12, 2024

Quotable Quote

 

Trump at Atlanta Chick-fil-A

Politics is all about snapshots and sound bites. — Dan Bongino



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Abortion

 


Abortion is human sacrifice to the woke gods.



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Biden Voter


Biden voter


Pilgrim, I understand there are people who dislike Donald Trump … but how they then can say that they want Joe Biden for another four years stuns my sensibilities.


Do they really want to spite their faces that much?



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Headlines



France prepares for naval warfare against an enemy that ‘wants to destroy us’

The ‘super core’ inflation measure shows the Fed may have a real problem on its hands

Republican privacy hawks sink FISA renewal bill backed by Speaker Johnson

Biden beating Trump in majority of polls …

Iowa governor signs a bill that lets state arrest and deport some migrants

Trump Media director accused of ‘hacking’ files in attempted corporate ‘coup’ lawsuit

California spends $13 billion trying to fight homelessness, can’t say it worked (it didn’t)

Trump’s first criminal trial set to begin … His CFO sent to Rikers …

DOJ opens formal investigation into U.S. Steel takeover

Russia claims it foiled British-led sabotage plot; 200,000 left without power after ‘massive’ attack

Landmark study proves ‘transgender’ kids actually have other mental health diagnoses instead

‘Forced motherhood’: Honduras reported to UN over abortion ban


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Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Constitution

 


What say Pilgrim? How about every government employee … after Trump gets his job back … is required to take and pass an on-line course on our Constitution … taught by Mark Levin and/or Alan Dershowitz?



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OJ Has Died …

His wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman fans respond …





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AI Bubble

 


Pilgrim, I can’t say when … but sometime the clear mania over artificial intelligence will come a cropper. But I also sense that the AI bubble might get quite a bit bigger before it bursts.


Watch NVDA and RDDT …



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Meeting God

 


If there is God … and if I were to meet Him, I would thank Him for our sun, water, carbon dioxide and photosynthesis … the fundamental enablers of life here on Earth.



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Headlines

 


GOP tries to make Dems pay for Mayorkas votes

Nvidia enters correction territory as stock falls 10% from all-time high

House Speaker Johnson delays sending DHS Secretary Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate

Arizona abortion law returns to 1864 … Trump support sufferers in the desert …

Nigel Farage’s new party wants climate backlash ar center of UK election

Costco selling as much as $200 million of gold bars a month now, Wells Fargo estimates

Biden’s latest student loan bailout is his most obvious ‘election-year bribe’ to date

New Facebook bots will reason … capacity to fix hard problems …

McCarthy blames Goetz’s ethics problems for his ouster

Russian billionaires taken off of EU sanctions list; Ukraine accused of another nuclear plant drone strike

NPR veteran opens up on how they lost America’s trust (which they never should have had in the first place)

NCAA women beat men’s [Madness] finals ratings for the first time 


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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Bidenomics



After this morning’s hot inflation numbers … and the stock market swoon … I think a little perspective on Bidenomics might be worthwhile.


In the U!S. second fiscal quarter, just ended, our GDP is estimated to have grown by $350 billion. However, in order to generate this growth, Biden is estimated to have grown our Q2 national debt by $800 billon. This tells me Budenomics, however it might appear robust, is as hollow as Buden himself.


Before I leave Pilgrim, I need to repeat … we borrowed $800 billion in the last quarter in order to stimulate our GDP by less than half that!


Lastly, it is projected that our federal deficit is expected to add $1 trillion to our debt every hundred days as long as Biden is at the helm of our ship of state. Which means inflation ain’t going away quickly even  if Trump takes over.


And I can pretty much guarantee that we will not slip into recession before the fall voting. Talk about trying to buy an election …



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News Blackout

 


Biden supporters don’t want to hear incriminating news about Biden, his family, his policies, his administration, his lies, his peccadillos or his cognitive decline … and most of traditional media are happy to accommodate them.


Afterward:

From Woodsterman blog



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Headlines

 


UK’s Cameron meets with Trump ahead of DC swing

Tesla settles lawsuit over Autopilot crash that killed Apple engineer

Biden DOJ refuses to turn over Biden’s recorded interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur

AI warning: ‘Social order could collapse’

New York appeals judge rejects Trump’s request to delay Trump’s April 15 hush money trial

Dali container removal will take weeks, a key to Port of Baltimore reopening

Solar eclipse sweeps U.S.

NASA spots object speeding around moon …

Iranian official accuses US of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria

Moscow says ties with China are at post-Cold War peak; Russia scrambles to deal with massive floods

Sen. Fetterman tears into ‘squatters rights’ laws

Update: Cybertrucks malfunction at astounding rate …


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Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Apt Analogy



Secretary of State Blinken calling for Ukraine to join NATO.




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Today’s Poser



Apropos to Trump’s statement on abortions … why do women in New York State want to dictate to women in Arkansas after how many weeks they can or cannot have an abortion? Is this not rather tyrannical and unconstitutional?



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Headlines

 


Putin miscalculates on Finland’s border

Yellen says she won’t rule out tariffs on China’s green exports

California burger chains raise prices after $20 minimum wage

Trump calls on Biden to take drug test, suggests he might be under the influence of cocaine

Indigenous warn it’s not just eyes that need protecting during eclipse …

Ecuador condemned after police break into Mexican embassy in Quito

Jamie Dimon says AI may be as impactful on humanity as printing presses, electricity and computers

Mayorkas impeachment update: Senators to be sworn in as jurors on April 11

Vatican blasts gender-affirming surgery, surrogacy, gender theory as threat to human dignity

Man arrested for setting fire outside Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant struck by drones; Zelensky calls for more aid amid Kharkiv bombardment

Ohio Secretary of State says Biden may struggle to get on state's general  ballot

Soros fund building audio empire, buying radio stations


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Monday, April 08, 2024

Robotaxi


Elon Musk just announced that Tesla will be introducing its Robotaxi in early August … see: MSN article.


The image of driverless cabs immediately brought to my mind the drop-off chaos at airports … and it would take a pretty bright bunch of programmers to sort through all the possible decision points in that daunting challenge for a driverless vehicle.



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More Cute Animals

 

From daily timewaster blog


Your breath smells like fish …



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Solar Eclipse




Pilgrim, I hope today’s solar eclipse serves to remind us that we are just a bunch of self-important animals clinging to a rock hurtling through the the vastness of interstellar space … totally dependent on the energy supplied by that burning orb that just got briefly snuffed out by the magic of celestial dynamics.



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Mostly Cajun Pic

 


Guess what? I’m aware …



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Headlines

 


Trump promises a ‘deal’ on abortion that will please everyone. It likely doesn’t exist.

Trump says going to jail for gag order violation would be a ‘great honor,’ compares himself to Mandela

U.S. expecting ‘significant’ attack from Iran within one week

Protests spark chaos in Tel Aviv …

Ukraine running low on defense missiles, Zelensky warns

$1.3 billion Powerball drawing delayed over ticket verification issue

Inevitable: IRS lied about who those 80,000 new agents would target

War over? IDF ends invasion …

‘Significant consequences’ if Chinese firms help Russia’s war in Ukraine, Yellen warns

Trump’s campaign says it raised $50.5 million at high-dollar Florida fundraiser

Maine a step closer to tying electoral votes to national popular vote

Trump selling Vagas hotel to pay bills?


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Sunday, April 07, 2024

Today’s Poser

 


What has President Biden or Sec. State Blinken done to free the 8+ American hostages still being held by Hamas in Gaza? That is, besides building Hamas a new port … and bashing Israel?



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Carnac



The answer: The Windy City


The question: What’s another name for Washington,  DC.?




Afterward: Or perhaps it was referring to this:





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A Cherry on Top



ABC television led its “This Week” Sunday morning program with a melodramatic 18 minute Martha Raddatz interview with Jose Andres, the head of World Central Kitchen … which had just lost 7 of its aid workers to a mistaken IDF drone strike in Gaza. It then followed this with a 10 minute sit-down with Biden spokesman Admiral Kirby … again quoting inflated Hamas statistics of civilian causalities. And then, to put a cherry on top of this sundae, led its Round Table with a rehash of this subtle Zion sliming.


In other words, it devoted more than half of its program to an emotional condemnation of Israel.


Propaganda supporting Biden’s re-election? You betcha. Responsible journalism? No way Jose.


Afterward: It’s working … Israel has just announced it is withdrawing most of IDF troops from around Rafah in southern Gaza.



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Poop Coffee

 


My daughter and her twin daughters just spent two weeks in Bali, Indonesia. They brought me back a bag of special coffee … Kopi Luwak coffee. It seems this animal, the Luwak, is allowed to eat the coffee beans which sometime later it poops out. These beans somehow benefit from its digestive juices … and after sanitized and roasted, makes superb … and very expensive coffee.


My wife and I had some this AM … it was noticeably less acidic, but less “coffee” flavor.



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Biden Blather



Or, if you prefer, balderdash, poppycock, claptrap, bunkum, piffle, tommyrot, hogwash, falderal, flapdoodle, codswallop, fiddlesticks, tomfoolery, tarradiddle, humbuggery, hoity-toity, rigmarole, wishy-washy, horsefeathers!





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Headlines

 


‘Are you kidding me?’: Biden-appointed judge torches DOJ for blowing off Hunter Biden-related subpoenas from House GOP

Fed Governor Bowman says additional rate hikes could be needed if inflation stays high

Most of the new jobs in Biden’s economy are part-time

Conspiracy theorists link quake to solar eclipse …

RFK Jr. parrots Trump on the ‘weaponization’ over Jan 6 prosecutions

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its robotaxi on Aug 8, shares pop

Hunter whistleblower Tony Bobulinski sues Rep. Dan Goldman for defamation

Near-miss cyberattack puts US officials and tech industry on edge …

Feds investigating whether NYC mayor accepted free airline upgrades

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes northeast U.S.

ACLU threatens to sue Georgia over its ‘common sense’ election reform bill

Diddy bodyguard claims music mogul has tapes of politicians and princes


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