Bits & Bytes

ABC NEWS: “Put another way, hardly anyone thinks we’re more united now, and even fewer give Biden credit for it.” – Seth Dillon

CHESS: In 2017, the Adewumi family were forced to flee from Nigeria to escape Boko Haram. In 2019, while living in a homeless shelter, then 8-year-old Tani won the New York State Chess Championship. Now well housed, he has officially achieved the rank of National Chess Master. He hopes to become the youngest Grandmaster ever. The current record is held by Ukrainian Sergey Karjakin, who achieve the rank at the ripe old age of 12 years, 7 months, 0 days.

CRITICAL RACE THEORY: In Idaho, Governor Brad Little signed a new law banning the teaching of any theories that “exacerbate and inflame divisions on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or other criteria in ways contrary to the unity of the nation and the well-being of the state of Idaho and its citizens.”

In the wealthy suburb of Southlake, Texas, anti-CRT Republicans blew out Democrats by a roughly 70% to 30% margin to take two seats and control of the Carroll Independent School District board. GOP candidates also took over the mayor’s seat and two seats on the city council. Voter turnout was about 3-times larger than in past local elections.

DEMOCRAT RACISM: The chair of the Lamar County, Texas, Democratic Party has officially resigned after posting a disgusting racial slur on his Facebook page.

He called Republican Senator Tim Scott an “Oreo,” which is a defamatory slang term used to describe a black person pretending to be white.

Following outraged push back from Republican leaders like Gov. Abbot, he has apologized and deleted the post.

FAUXTUS: [:25] – Is even one word of this true?

FLORIDA: Warning … this is disturbing. CLICK [:36] to see undercover video of a Clewiston, Florida, elementary school principal hitting a 6-year-old with a wooden paddle in a county where corporal punishment is illegal. She really whales on the kid, giving herself plenty of room for her back swing.

Police have turned the case over to the state’s district attorney, who will determine whether to bring charges against the principal. The Department of Children and Families is also investigating.

FROM THE DESK: On Tuesday, Trump launched his own one-way communications platform. The platform allows followers to share his posts to social media sites, but does not include a feature to let users reply or engage with Trump’s posts directly.

GATES: Bill and Melinda have announced they are getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage.

LEBRON: CLICK [:11] to see the racist b-ball superstar over-play the elbow that doesn’t appear to have even touched his face. HoodieKD7 notes in the next tweet that his text was meant to be sarcastic. Another tweeter noted, “faking being hurt to get extra foul calls? LeBron does this stuff constantly.

LIFE: We’re only 1/3 of the way through 2021 and already 536 pieces of pro-life legislation have been introduced and a whopping 61 have been signed into law. The Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood’s research arm) calls these numbers unprecedented. We call them excellent news for the unborn!

MICHIGAN: [1:32] – Pure hypocrisy. Pure Whitmer.

NEW YORK: The caster of Chuckie Schmucker’s second vote is eager to fit in with the Left’s destruction of the nuclear family. This, of course, is one of the tenets of Communism. In 1972, I went with a high school tour group to visit Helsinki, Leningrad, and Moscow. Our Russian tour guide told us she wanted to stay home with her 3-year-old daughter, but the state didn’t allow it. She had been given two choices of career. She chose tour guide, because she thought she’d hate it less than the other one.

RANDOM ACTS: On Sunday afternoon, a collision on a bridge over Assawoman Bay in Ocean City, Maryland, caused one vehicle to teeter over the guardrail, throwing an 18-month-old baby girl into the water 25-feet below. A quick-thinking bystander immediately jumped in and saved her from drowning. The hero has yet to be identified.

ROMNEY: CLICK [3:33] to hear Michael Knowles report on and fact checked Mitt Romney, who was loudly booed by his own people.

TEXAS: On Saturday, the 6th congressional district of Texas had an jungle primary to choose a replacement for the seat vacated by Congressman Ronald Wright who died in February. Only one of the 23 candidates was an anti-Trumping Republican, so naturally CNN focused all its adoring attention on that guy. He came in 9th with just 3.2% of the vote.

The Democratic candidates, with a combined 36% of the total vote, were shut out. Nobody got over 50%, so there will be a run off between the top two winners, who are both Republicans – Trump endorsed Susan Wright (19.2%) and Rick Perry endorsed Jake Ellzey (13.8%).

TRANS: Wow … CLICK [:40] to hear Caitlyn Jenner say “it just isn’t fair” for biological males to compete in women’s sports. Caitlyn was formerly known as Bruce Jenner who won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. What is especially notable about this clip is that Jenner recently announced she is running for Governor of California.

WASHINGTON: Chocolati in Seattle has earned a reputation for treating cops badly. On Tuesday, the girl behind the counter flatly refused to wait on an officer and his trainee.

From the company’s website: “We believe that it is a company’s duty to support the communities that keep us in business.” Riiiiight.

GRAMMY NOTES: Bunny and Bootz gave me a big giggle when they were here last week-end.

CLICK to see some fire fighter awesomeness. [1:14]


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4 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. Boy with arm stuck in vase was really cute – especially the hat!

    (Finally I can see Facebook again after deleting all FB cookies. Whatever.)

    see undercover video of a Clewiston, Florida, elementary school principal hitting a 6-year-old with a wooden paddle

    The Principal of my grade school had a paddle with big holes in it for extra welt-raising. It was impressive-looking and no empty threat. I don’t recall his ever needing to use it on me, but I think my older brother was all too familiar with it.

    You didn’t have parents whining about a paddling, either — if the Principal didn’t take care of it, Dad’s belt would… that, I did feel, and it hurt.

    Let’s see… that was only (counting; runs out of fingers; takes off socks…) about five, six decades ago. The past is a different world.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      My father’s father beat the crap out of him, so he never once laid a hand on any of us.

      My mom told me she believed a spanking with a bare hand was acceptable when a child was “too mobile to be safe, but too young to be smart.”

      Once we got old enough to be smart, she was big on explaining the whys of her rules before demanding compliance, something I tried to do also.

      For a while, I used time outs as a punishment, until I realized they loved to read so much that time outs were more of a reward. After that, I confiscated their books. THAT worked LOL.

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      • I didn’t watch the video because I can’t stomach seeing kids abused. But WTF was wrong with that mother, just standing there watching her child be beaten? What kind of mother does that?

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          I got the impression she’s illegal and has very little English, so was kinda caught like a deer in headlights by the whole thing. I thought maybe she had done the best she could by turning her phone video on and hiding it, so she could at least have proof and expose the thing after she got her kid away from the two authority figures, one of whom was very large and armed with a wooden bat. I tried to put myself in her place and I’m not sure I’d have even gotten the camera on.