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  • More Problems with EVs [semi-satire]

    06/04/2024 10:48:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2024 | John Semmens
    It is one thing to command that a nation or the world should shift to electric vehicles. A recent study from the University of Michigan found that to produce enough copper to electrify the global vehicle fleet, six new large copper mines would have to be dug each year for the next several decades. Professor Adam Simon, one of the authors of the study suggested that "building more hybrids is a better idea. They're less polluting and less costly than EVs." In an interview with host Margaret Brenna on CBS's Face the Nation, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg asserted that...
  • Military Urged to Prevent Trump's Election [semi-satire]

    06/08/2024 11:23:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 June 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, MSNBC's Donny Deutsch called for the US military "to intervene to prevent Trump's election this November. With polls showing that voters are becoming even more favorable toward Trump after his historic, first ever, felony conviction of a former president the situation couldn't be more dire. We need the brave leaders of our nation's elite armed forces to publicly urge voters to opt for reelecting President Biden." Deutsch contrasted "the noble service rendered by Biden heroically driving a tank in the Vietnam War to Donald Trump's 'medical exemption' from active duty. On the one hand, we have a man...
  • Senator Calls Opponent "Shady" [semi-satire]

    06/09/2024 11:25:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 June 2024 | John Semmens
    Facing the toughest election since his first win in 2006, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt) is investing $640,000 in an ad campaign aimed at convincing voters that his Republican opponent Tim Sheehy "will be a puppet for shady special interests. He's taking thousands of dollars from special interests. He won't be an independent voice for the common people of our state like I am." Ironically, lobbyists have donated more than $458,000 to Tester in the last two years making him the biggest Congressional recipient of lobbyist cash over for the time span. Tester was also the intended beneficiary of $6 million...
  • Dems See Benefits of Trump's Conviction [semi-satire}

    06/10/2024 10:18:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 June 2024 | John Semmens
    House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) went on NBC's Meet the Press to say that "Trump's conviction validates the American judicial system. Here we have a person of immense wealth and privilege brought down by a jury of ordinary folks. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran for his office on a promise to put Trump behind bars. He was elected and has delivered on that promise. This is a potent warning to all the enemies of our democracy that they will pay a price for defying the power of the people voters put in office." Bragg urged Judge Juan Merchan...
  • Live Interviews of Trump Condemned [semi-satire]

    06/11/2024 1:17:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 June 2024 | John Semmens
    Political director of ABC News George Stephanopoulos characterized live TV interviews of former President Donald Trump as "journalistic malpractice. You are allowing Trump's words to flow directly to the TV viewer. There is no opportunity to selectively edit the content in order to ensure that the correct message is conveyed." "We are within a few months of an election that could overturn of our hard won victory over Trump in the 2020 election," the former Clinton apologist pointed out. "It is essential that we control the narrative. We can't do that if viewers can see and hear Trump for themselves...
  • Pelosi Denounces "Revisionist History" of Jan 6 [semi-satire]

    06/15/2024 12:57:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    In a video shot by her daughter Alexandra on January 6, 2021, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is seen saying "I take responsibility for failing to have a better security plan for the Capitol complex. Why weren't the National Guard there to begin with? I take responsibility for not having them just prepare for war." Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund pointed out that "Speaker Pelosi had the authority to call in the National Guard. President Trump had previously approved using the National Guard. I explicitly requested National Guard support multiple times before January 6, and repeatedly for 71...
  • Two Cases of Woke Justice [semi-satire]

    06/15/2024 11:08:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    In Ohio, Judge Brian Hagan ordered that Bionca Ellis be released on her own recognizance. Three days later she shoplifted a knife and stabbed three-year-old Julian Wood to death in the parking lot outside the Giant Eagle grocery store in North Olmstead, Ohio. Hagan argued that "there was nothing wrong with my decision to release Ms. Ellis. I had no way of knowing she might be violent. The fact that a young boy is now dead was a totally unforeseen tragedy." Kern County criminal records indicate that in January Ellis was accused of attacking hospital staffers at Kern Medical when...
  • Portland Public Health Boofing Kit [semi-satire]

    06/16/2024 11:06:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    In an effort to solve the problem of ingesting drugs when an addict's veins are too messed up to inject them, the city of Portland, Maine is now offering free "boofing" kits. Each kit includes a syringe without a needle to squirt the drug directly up the rectum. Users are advised that "compared to smoking or sniffing your drugs, boofing may hit harder or faster." Maine Access Points, a taxpayer-funded nonprofit based in Bangor, offers a free instructional video titled "All About Boofing" narrated by Kristin and Jessie. Users are advised to "insert the syringe thumb knuckle deep before you...
  • Biden Opposes GI Pay Hike [semi-satire]

    06/16/2024 4:36:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    A Republican draft of the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would provide $24 billion over the next five years to boost the pay of enlisted troops. The Biden Administration opposes this allocation because "the funds have already been allocated to Ukraine as part of our commitment to pay all the costs of the Zelensky government for the next ten-years." Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind) pointed out that "the agreement signed by President Biden and President Zelensky has not even been submitted to, much less ratified by the Senate. Neither has the funding been authorized by Congress. Republicans don't agree that...
  • Garland Held in Contempt [semi-satire]

    06/17/2024 11:21:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Merrick Garland rejected the House of Representatives vote to hold him in contempt of Congress for refusing to let them view the video of President Biden's interview by Special Counsel Robert Hur. "The issue of whether President Biden is guilty of mishandling classified documents has already been resolved by the dismissal of all possible charges on the grounds of prosecutorial discretion," Garland insisted. "There is, therefore, no need for Congress to see the video." Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala) said "the issue goes beyond whether the President should be prosecuted for mishandling classified documents. If, as Hur said, Biden...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend*Stopping My Hate*Economic Warfare On The Russian Front*Nigel Farage Too Late For The UK?*Geert Wilders Won The Election But...*

    06/15/2024 9:13:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/15/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Support Free Republic Some of the blog's posts are reposted to "Free Republic"... Another weekly excursion your host the hypocrite and sinner feeing months of prompting that signifies real change more progress towards better things in my life. The internet filled with incitement against personalities either side of the political divide. I've been an online character assassin what good is that kind of stuff. That Moment I Dumped Fox News... Hating Other Folks Isn't The Answer Wanting What's Best For Them And Cleaning Up My Own Act Is?... Meanwhile on the Russian Front the sanctions heating up US economic warfare...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 6/11/2024*Nigel Farage Attacked During Election Campaign*Dutch Cabinet Slots Allocated*Hunter Biden Convicted Of 'Gun Charges*

    06/11/2024 7:05:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/11/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Multiple massive explosions reported in Ukraine's capital city... Russian air defenses repelling a Ukrainian attack on the port city of Sevastopol... US Central Command says it destroyed two cruise missile launchers in Yemen... The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons saying it can't find evidence to back up the notion of two ISIS chemical weapons attacks in Syria... Late news from the French political scene tonight National Rally (RN) President Jordan Bardella confirming that an actual deal has been cut with... More US economic warfare against China... Hamas reportedly demanding an Israeli troop pullout from Gaza... An Israeli strike...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Real Opposition In The UK*The Vain And Gay Links To My Past*69 Days Of Tears*A Perspective On Anti-Semitism

    06/08/2024 9:34:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/8/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Sometimes your host shows up for work dressed in black I am a janitor... Yes, indeed a song about maturing growing up something that seems relevant to me these days... The Nigel Farage Update Theme Tom T. Hall "I Like Beer"... This week Nigel a great lover of beer brewing up change... The songs for the other parties as well heck the Conservatives are deserving of a song synonymous with the closing of those classic... And the British Labor Party Theme. Labor led by Leftist in a Moderate Wrapping Sir Keir Starmer... Why A July 4th British Election?... Republicans And...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 6/6/2024 Newsdump Thursday*French Instructors To Ukraine*Biden Links World War II To Ukraine War*Putin: Notion Russia Attacking NATO "Dumb As A Table"*

    06/06/2024 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/6/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    The US Central Command reporting destruction of seven aerial drone and two drone boats launched from Yemen... In South Africa a decision by the African National Congress to seek a broad-based national unity government... Two explosions near a merchant vessel in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen... French trainers (instructors) will go to Ukraine to train a Ukrainian brigade of 4,500 soldiers... Macron also announcing transfer of five French Mirage 2000 warplanes to Ukraine... Russian authorities arresting a French citizen accusing him of spying... US politics an Emerson poll showing Trump at 46 percent to Biden's... The UN...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Dictating Trump's Running Mate?*A Declining Civilization?*Biden To Pitch "Defending Democracy" In Normandy*Repent*

    06/01/2024 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/1/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Some of this blog's posts are reposted to Free Republic and FR is conducting its quarterly fundraising. Join me in supporting FR through these links... Welcome to another your host a "Recovering Politician" that's what... The Drama Over Tiananmen Square This Coming Week... An in Israel the much hyped Nikki Haley tour a politician on the take of the "Military Industrial Complex" if ever there was one... And self-righteously moralizing about "Democracy" being "our side" and then talking "Tyranny" in reference to China or Russia belies what our Western society is becoming... "How long till we can order death pills?"...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 5/31/2024 Newsdump Friday*Biden Pushes Israel-Hamas Deal*Dutch Warship Uses Taiwan Strait*German Weapons Authorized For Ukrainian Attacks On Russia*North Korean GPS Attacks

    05/31/2024 8:37:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/31/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal appeals court upholding a federal district judge ordering release of criminal defendants in Oregon... The credit rating of France lowered tonight... The US Central Command tallying military actions in and around Yemen... The former Vice Chief of Naval Operations arrested accused of bribery and related charges... Air raid warnings across most of Ukraine late tonight... Dozens of explosions over the southwestern Russian city of Belgorod tonight... Election results in South Africa... Joe Biden calling for an Israel-Hamas deal to end the conflict... Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos says China is making "assertive moves"... The Netherlands announcing that a Dutch...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 5/30/2024 Newsdump Thursday*US Sanctions On Uganda Stiffen Following "Anti-Gay" Laws*Purge Of Anti-Israel Candidates In UK*Former Pakistan Leader Calls Election "Biggest Robbery*Biden Admin. OK With Israeli...*

    05/30/2024 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/30/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    US Central Command announcing destruction of eight drones in and around Yemen... In the aftermath of the guilty verdict at his trial in New York, President Donald Trump's fundraising website crashed... Three dead, including a police officer, in a mass shooting incident in Minneapolis... Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, critically wounded in an assassination attempt May 15, moved,,, The message tonight from the Biden Administration...US weapons provided to Ukraine can be used to attack Russia... "This was a disgrace, this was a rigged trial" President Donald Trump Reacts Outside Court Following Verdicts... The US beefing up sanctions on Ugandan public...
  • "Why Should He?" [semi-satire]

    05/28/2024 9:40:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2024 | John Semmens
    Considering that the flood of illegal immigration into the US is not popular with voters, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre "why doesn't the President take executive action to enforce the existing laws against illegal entry into the country?" Her response was "why should he? He wants to bring in as many new immigrants as we can. Existing laws don't allow the kind of unrestricted entry that he wants to see. Until those laws are changed he's going to stick with what has worked since he reversed Trump's executive orders meant to enforce existing...
  • Migrant Horror Stories [semi-satire]

    05/15/2024 10:13:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2024 | John Semmens
    In Britain, the vast majority of gang rapes are committed by Pakistani Muslims. In Denmark, "asylum seekers" from Muslim countries commit more crimes than citizens born in Denmark. In Sweden, more than 50% of the rapes are committed by "foreign born" assailants. Because of its open borders policy toward refugees from Muslim countries Sweden also has a firearms homicide rate twice that of any other European nation. In Germany, Marie-Thérèse Kaiser was fined $6,500 for publicly mentioning official government statistics showing that a disproportionate number of rapes are committed by Afghan "refugees." In the United Kingdom, the prediction that admitting...
  • Bragg Justifies His Priorities [semi-satire]

    05/18/2024 2:04:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 May 2024 | John Semmens
    While Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg has been pouring his energy into prosecuting Donald Trump for the crime of winning the 2016 presidential election against the heavily favored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, crime in New York City (NYC) has taken a dismal turn. In 2023, of NYC's 109,000 prosecuted arrests only 7% resulted in imprisonment. Worse, over 70% of NYC's reported crimes remain unsolved. Repeat offenders, some of them violent, are routinely released without bail while awaiting prosecutions that may never occur. Bragg insists that "my priorities are not out-of-whack. All the assaults, robberies, rapes, and murders that...