I heard this last week. A man went to a cemetery to place flowers on graves of family members. But a sign on the gate stopped him cold, “BECAUSE OF COVID-19, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO VISIT THIS CEMETERY.” The man’s shocked reaction was, “This is ridiculous; they’re already dead.”
On Saturdays at noon, Jeanne Robertson, well-known humorist and professional speaker, always has a Facebook Live program, which is watched by thousands of her fans. This week she had a guest, Mark Lowry of the Bill Gaither gospel singing group. Mark wrote the wonderful Christmas song, “Mary, did you know?” He sang the song for us, a cappella. The lyrics include questions such as, Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? And, Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Mark Lowry is also a talented humorist. Jeanne asked him if there were other questions he did not include in the song. Mark said, “Yes. Mary, what was it like teaching God to walk? What was it like teaching him to talk? Did you ever go into his room and say ‘Clean up this mess; were you born in a barn?’”
Normally, at noon Saturday I would have been watching the annual classic football matchup, Michigan vs. Ohio State. After playing every year since 1918, the 2-4 Wolverines declined to travel to Columbus and face the 5-0 Buckeyes. Michigan claimed the team was decimated by Covid-19. Most Ohio State fans claim Michigan is decimated by mediocre players, poor coaching, and fear of losing again.
The Nobel Peace Prize was given to the United Nations World Food Program. That’s a good choice because “30 million hungry people depend on us for survival.” Here’s my suggestion for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Give it to the “Farmers of the World.” The other 7.8 Billion depend on them for survival.
I tried to ignore the real news, but there was too much to overlook.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-San Francisco) was tricked into a love affair by a lovely Chinese Communist spy masquerading as a college student. Christine Fang got her fangs into Mr. Swalwell when he was an ordinary city councilman. She raised millions of dollars for his campaigns (any idea where she got it?) and now he is on the House Intelligence Committee, appointed by Speaker Pelosi (D-San Francisco). That committee, which is provided top secret details on spying by our enemies, is Chaired by Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles). Meanwhile, last year we learned that for twenty years a Chinese spy had been chauffeuring Senator Diane Feinstein (D-San Francisco). Do you notice a geographic connection?
Do you know about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter? Last week, a month after our former Vice-President was elected the 46th President, we learned that Hunter Biden had been under investigation by the FBI since May for his financial dealings with Chinese Communists. If this came as a shock to you, you’re not alone. Almost half of the Biden voters had never heard of any possible bribery scheme involving the Biden family. How is it possible this was kept from voters for six months?
Actually, a prominent newspaper in New York City reported in detail in October. Breaking news stories are usually picked up immediately by other newspapers across the country and all our television networks. But this breaking news was in the NY Post, not The New York Times.
Did any of these distinguished journalists or networks report on it: Chuck Todd, NBC; Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes; George Stephanopoulos, ABC; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; or Jeff Zucker, CEO of CNN; Christiane Amanpour, CNN and PBS; Jake Tapper and Brian Stelter, CNN; Nicole Wallace and almost everyone else on MSNBC; and NPR (which is funded by you and me)? No, they all denied or poo-pooed the Hunter Biden story as “propaganda from Russia.”
Twitter and Facebook censored the story and banned positive comments about it. Google minimized searches on the topic.
Since 90 percent of these media folks flat out lied, I was expecting a few to get fired or at least suspended. I mentioned this to a friend and he corrected me, “They will likely get a raise! They got their guy elected.”
You might think the big winner of this “newly discovered” story would be Joe Biden. No, it will be Kamala Harris. Can you guess where she is from?
Ok, next week I promise: only Christmas.
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“I have been in China too long. The more folks you talk to, the less you know. Always dodge the ‘expert’ who lived in China and ‘knows’ China. The last man that ‘knew’ China was Confucius, and he died feeling that he was becoming a little confused about ‘em.” DT #1696, Dec. 30, 1931