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CALIFORNICATION: Last week, a blocked sewer line at a Newport Bay restaurant caused 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the ocean. The affected area will remain closed to swimming, surfing, and diving until the water is safe again.

Two months ago, a sewer mainline failed in Carson, dumping 2 to 4 million gallons of sewage into LA Harbor.

Eight months ago, a power outage at an LA treatment plant dumped 17 million gallons, causing the closure of several beaches.

I’m reminded of disgusted comments Dearest has made about the Woke DimoRats he encounters in local government who are bored to tears by the infrastructure and maintenance issues that are actually within their purview. One elected official actually quit, because she was so angry that the village board wasn’t doing anything about climate change!

ELON MUSK: When Putin’s invasion left parts of the country without internet, Musk stepped in. With Starlink, Ukrainians will be able to access the Internet and continue to get their story out. FYI: Mykhailo Fedorov is the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.

FATHERHOOD: When Megan was 5, she made her dad a paper tie for Father’s Day. It was laminated and had a string of yarn attached. She says that, when her dad opened it, “He said he was so proud of it that he was going to wear it at my wedding. He hung it on his mirror in his bedroom throughout my entire childhood. Every once in a while, he would take it down, dust it off and say, again, that he was going to wear it at my wedding. I didn’t believe he truly would.

But he did. (I need a tissue!)

FENCE: CLICK [5:39] to see how afraid the Dems are of us.

GERMANY: Germany has promised to send anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine, reversing its longstanding policy of not exporting weapons to battle zones. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “It is our duty to do our best to help Ukraine defend against the invading army of Putin.”

GREASE FIRES: I never thought before that a lit candle is a grease fire. CLICK [2:46] to learn how dangerous it is to throw water on a candle.

HUNTER: Senate Judiciary Committee members Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked the Secret Service to provide them with records of Hunter Biden’s travel during the years he was a protectee. The SS claims that, gosh darn it, they just can’t find that information for 2010, 2011, or 2013.

Chris Farrell, the director of investigations and research for Judicial Watch, told The Epoch Times that it’s “highly improbable” that the USSS lost the records in question. “I would not be surprised if there was political pressure on the service to withhold the records because it would be politically damaging to President Biden,” he added. Ya think?!

RUSSIA: On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “I had breakfast with President Trump this morning, and he said he told Putin he wanted a good relationship. ‘But if you go into Ukraine, I can’t have a good relationship with you. And you don’t want to do that.’

SEATTLE: Not The Bee offers a “huge shoutout to Joe Biden for throwing money toward safe syringes so the folks on the streets of Seattle can get high.

UKRAINE: The Russians have designated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as Target #1 and his family as Target #2. But when the U.S. embassy offered to evacuate him, he said, “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.

He posted a video of himself to prove he is still in Kyiv. “I am here. We are not putting down arms. We will be defending our country, because our weapon is truth, and our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this.

WEIRD NEWS: Mount Sinai surgeons discovered a half-inch-long tooth growing inside the right nostril of a 38-year-old New York man. They took it out and he’s doing fine.

This reminds me of back during the Vietnam War when my eldest brother decided to have his wisdom teeth removed before leaving for Quantico. Among the soft foods my mom fed him were chunks of watermelon. One of the tiny white seeds lodged in his wounded gum and sprouted, causing him excruciating pain. The Leatherneck docs thought it was hysterical; my brother, not so much.

GRAMMY NOTES: Wow, has it been an eventful month for mia famiglia! #3 gave birth, #2 went on a week-long cruise, and #1 is moving into a new house!! Speaking of #1 – “Movers didn’t label boxes well. Seriously some are so bad! Like “books” when there are zero books! I made some comment and Daddy pointed out that at least we are dealing with this and not what the Ukrainians are. Well said, husband! We decided they are for sure getting our offerings of all this stress etc.” She’s not kidding about the bad labels. That one big box in the middle of the photo just says “Iron” and “Misc.” Military families do this every few years. The service is definitely not for wimps!

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