Goofy Tucker

"American television host Tucker Carlson blamed the US administration for trying to sabotage the pipelines, an act of environmental terrorism. He alleged that by blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines, the US is directly at war with a country with the world’s largest nuclear power plant. He further warned that there might be a counterattack by Russia."


What a Clown!  And we all know people who actually believe his malarkey.

Think about this for a minute.  For the USA to sabotage an underwater pipeline would require a nuclear submarine. The crew would know what is going on. Some of them would talk.

Should you not have a little proof before you make wild accusations?  Apparently not this guy.


Russia, of course, loves this:


Some people think Tucker is paid by the Rooskies. I don't think so - he is much more likely to be what the Russians call a "Useful Idiot", which is someone who believes their propoganda and promotes it.

Giant Solar Trees


The trees generate electricity, provide shade, and let plenty of sunshine in for vegetation.

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Ukrainian Gains



Russia is searching for a defensive position it can hold. So far, it’s tough going. The NYT has a fantastic map / explainer:

Russia has fallen back into a defensive position, trying to use the Oskil River as a defensive barrier. But Ukrainians have already breached a few points along the river, and the area is “ripe for exploitation,” said George Barros, an analyst for the Institute for the Study of War.

That’s a problem. And the defensive line is long enough that Russia is going to be hard pressed to cover it all. Meaning that the Ukrainian intelligence advantage could, once again, be determinative.

Here is a thing you do not see in successful war efforts: The supreme leader announces a “partial mobilization.” And immediately, his subjects start trying to flee the country:"

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Navy Seals at Coronado


NAB Coronado at Night

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Florida Flies Immigrants From Texas to Florida


So our Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis used our taxpayers money and staff to fly immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts. It is a funny poltical trick that appeals to his base.  But it is also a very stupid use of our taxpayers dollars.  And the resulting lawsuits will take more of our money.

DeSantis is billed as a smarter and more rational version of Trump.  He graduated from Yale and Harvard and was a lawyer in the Navy. But there is nothing smart about this missuse of our taxpayers money just before the election.

This stupid political trick will cost him a lot of votes. An unforced error. Dumb and dumber. We have a choice coming up, Crist or DeSantis.  DeSantis just made the decision much easier.


"MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FLV) – Before being sent to Martha’s Vineyard, migrants flown by Gov. Ron DeSantis were reportedly handed brochures meant to inform them of “Massachusetts Refugee Benefits.”

"Popular Information published the brochure said to have been given to the migrants. Taryn Fenske, communications director for the governor, told Florida’s Voice the brochure was legitimate and that the information provided was accurate.

The brochure told migrants where they would be going – Massachusetts – and listed various benefits and services the state provides to lawful refugees."

“Resettlement agencies who resettle refugees under the Match Grant Program provide cash assistance and in-kind support for refugees for an additional 90 day beyond the normal 30-day period for Reception and Placement assistance,” one paragraph read."

"The middle section of the brochure titled Reception and Placement Services additionally comes directly from the Massachusetts state website:"

During the first 90 days after a refugee’s arrival in Massachusetts, resettlement agencies provide basic needs support including:

– assistance with housing

– furnishings

– food and other basic necessities

– clothing, and

– transportation to job interviews and job training

– assistance in applying for social security cards

– registering children for school

– using public transportation, facilities, and services

– community and cultural orientation

Massachusetts State Government

Reporter Judd Legum, who first released the brochure, claimed “none of this, however, is true,” in regards to the benefits listed.

The migrants in question “absolutely do not have access to cash, housing, and other resettlement benefits which are provided through both federal funds and partnerships with faith-based [organizations],” Matt Cameron, immigration attorney, reportedly told Legum.

The Rule of Law - Attorney General Merrick Garland

 “The protection of law – the Rule of Law – is the foundation of our system of government,” Garland said. And he went on to emphasize that no one — no one — is above that law.

The Rule of Law means that the same laws apply to all of us, regardless of whether we are this country’s newest citizens or whether our [families] have been here for generations.

The Rule of Law means that the law treats each of us alike: there is not one rule for friends, another for foes; one rule for the powerful, another for the powerless; a rule for the rich, another for the poor; or different rules, depending upon one’s race or ethnicity or country of origin.

Garland acknowledged that all of that was under threat. “The Rule of Law is not assured,” he said. “It is fragile. It demands constant effort and vigilance.”

And then he invoked our — and his — duty to uphold it, especially at this fraught moment in history.

The responsibility to ensure the Rule of Law is and has been the duty of every generation in our country’s history. It is now your duty as well. And it is one that is especially urgent today at a time of intense polarization in America.

Garland placed “our intense polarization,” in historical context. The country, he explained to a group of new citizens, was “no stranger to what our Founders called the risk of faction. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote about it in the Federalist Papers. George Washington warned against it in his Farewell Address.”

Then he laid out the challenge.

Overcoming the current polarization in our public life is, and will continue to be, a difficult task.

But we cannot overcome it by ignoring it. We must address the fractures in our society with honesty, with humility, and with respect for the Rule of Law.

That meant tolerating peaceful disagreement and “demands that we listen to each other, even when we disagree.”

But, Garland emphasized, it also “it demands that we reject violence and threats of violence that endanger each other and endanger our democracy.”

“We are all in this together,” the attorney general said. “We are all Americans.” 

And then, Merrick Garland drew his red line:

On this historic day and in this historic place, let us make a promise that each of us will protect each other and our democracy.

That we will honor and defend our Constitution.

That we will recognize and respect the dignity of our fellow Americans.

That we will uphold the Rule of Law and seek to make real the promise of equal justice under law.

That we will do what is right, even if that means doing what is difficult.

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