Bits & Bytes

REASSURANCE FROM BEYOND: These two sisters asked their mom to send them a sign once she was in Heaven. They specifically asked that a cardinal be involved. Ten days after she passed, a cardinal visited the sisters. For 10 minutes they held it and pet it, and then decided to go outside to release it. It didn’t want to go! 

YEAH, I GOT OUT! – His parents were stumped, then the kid figured out what to do.

CROCHETING PRODIGY: I recently became an avid crocheter. It definitely helps my chronic anxiety. But boy howdy, does this kid put my bumbling efforts to shame! I encourage y’all to click this and watch the video. It’ll warm your heart.

SMOLLETT CHARGED: Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for filing a false police report. He has turned himself in and is currently in custody.

DON LEMON IS AN IDIOT: Gee, Don, let me think who slanders Trump and his voters day in and day out – On his show last night, Don Lemon also wondered aloud if maybe Jussie Smollett got bad advice and it’s really “not his fault” that he gave all those interviews that will now be used to nuke him in real court as well as the “court of public opinion.” Uh, Don. The Chicago Grand Jury is not a “court of public opinion.” Sheesh.

2019_02 20 Shoddy reporting toon

SNOPES’ IDIOCY: Snopes fact checked a Babylon Bee story about Jussie Smollett – Seriously. ::smh:: I’m old enough to remember when Snopes was a decent site for checking internet stories.

2019_02 21 Bernie by Varvel

SANDERS 2020: Bernie Sanders’ campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. Previously, the biggest first-day fundraiser in the race had been California Sen. Kamala Harris, who raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign.

KAMALA’S DADDY: He’s not happy with her – When Sen. Kamala Harris said last week that she obviously supports marijuana legalization and has smoked the plant, she cited her ethnicity — “Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”

Her Jamaican father is not happy about that. In a statement to Jamaica Global Online, Donald Harris called his daughter’s remarks a “travesty” and accused her of stereotyping.

“My dear departed grandmother … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he said.

“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” Mr. Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, concluded in a statement to the news site for the Jamaican diaspora.

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BUFFALO BUST: Worse than Amazon – In testimony Tuesday, Empire State Development boss Howard Zemsky acknowledged that Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” gamble of “investing” $750 million in taxpayer funds on a Buffalo solar panel plant has led to just 700 jobs at the plant, far below the numbers promised, never mind giving taxpayers back anything remotely like a reasonable return on investment. (Are you listening, AOC?) Last year, Cuomo shoveled $600 million of New Yorkers’ money at a computer chip firm that never opened. Oh, and feds have convicted multiple close Cuomo associates on corruption charges tied to the Buffalo Billion projects.

VENEZUELA: Maduro needs to go – Billionaire Richard Branson is planning a concert on the Venezuelan border in Colombia, hoping to raise both money and awareness in an effort to help the starving people of Venezuela.

How much good that will do until Nicolas Maduro agrees to let foreign aid come over the border is unknown, but let’s give him credit for trying.

So what did Venezuela’s dictator do in response? He announced that he was going to host his own huge concert on his side of the border to drown out Branson’s event.

But will he at least allow the food waiting at the bridge into his country? Nope.

PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS: Several far-left organizations are using media outlets to amplify a smear campaign against a judge for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when he was in law school discussing court cases about abortion and gay sex. In considering a run for the state Supreme Court, Brian Hagedorn says, “I expected to be attacked here because that’s what’s happening all across the country.”

Elections have consequences

WORD NERD — The Latin root sequi means “to follow.” Related English words include:

  • consequence – a result that follows from an action (with Latin com meaning “together”);
  • non sequitur – a conclusion that doesn’t follow from what was said before (with Latin non meaning “not”);
  • obsequious – marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness, a person who is more likely to be a follower than a leader;
  • sequel – a novel, film, or TV show that follows and continues a story begun in another.

IDIOT OF THE DAY: This security footage of a truly inept thief was elevated to classic status when KIRO Seattle radio announcer, John Curley, added sports-style commentary.

HAIRY FARMPIT GIRLS: This is long, but is so worth it! – It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Remember that one about the guy who gave his brother a blow-up sex doll for Christmas? Yeah, that funny. Except this is about goats. And it’s true. My sides hurt from laughing! I linked below to the sex doll story that made the rounds of the internet many years ago. It’s still hysterical.

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