Kite tail lifts 3-year-old girl

This never happened at a WRNO Kite Fest! A 3-year-old girl was swept high into the sky after a streamer became tangled around her neck during a kite-flying festival in northern Taiwan this weekend. [08/31/2020]

Kite tail girl

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Bud Light As Good As Water

One California man proved that, for putting out a fire, yes, Bud Light literally is just as good as water. JD knew there was a reason he prefers Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager! [08/31/2020]

California fire

Bud Light Good As Water »

Far-left network MSNBC promotes violence

Far-left network MSNBC is promoting violence. Opinion anchor Ali Velshi says most American freedoms are the “fruit of violent protest.” [08/30/2020]

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi

MSNBC Promotes Violence »

Idiotic mob attacks Breonna Taylor Law author

A mob of idiots purportedly interested in racial justice attacked Kentucky Senator Rand Paul as he left the Republican National Convention at the White House last night. He's the author of a bill to outlaw no-knock raids like the one which resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor. [08/28/2020]

Rand Paul and cop

Attack on Rand Paul »

Fight, but not with chaos and violence

Jacob Blake’s sister urged the crowd at today’s March on Washington to act peacefully. “Black America, I hold you accountable. You must stand. You must fight, but not with violence and chaos,” she said. [08/28/2020]

March on Washington

Be peaceful »

‘Beat’ COVID-19 before a vaccine?

Is a vaccine the only way to return to normal after ­COVID-19? New research into the virus suggests not — that the infection rate may drop to tiny levels before then. [08/27/2020]

Vaccine shot

Beat COVID »

Van Morrison Says Social Distancing is “Pseudo-Science”

Van Morrison is doing socially distanced shows in the U.K. — but unlike other artists who have hailed the new way of gigging as a necessary stopgap measure, Morrison is making it clear that he couldn’t be less happy about the compromise. [08/26/2020]

Van Morrison

Van Morrison »

I See Dead People Voting

California has not had an honest election in years. The Secretary of State allows the dead to vote, illegal aliens to vote and those who moved out of State years ago, a ballot. With the command of the Sacramento Democrats, everyone on the voting list—dead or alive, legal or illegal, leaving in the State or not, will get a ballot. [08/20/2020]

Mailbox in Cemetary

Dead People Voting »

Eagle vs. EGLE

The Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (the acronym EGLE is pronounced "eagle," as luck would have it), the agency responsible for the drone, had a lighthearted take on the loss of a DJI Phantom 4 Advanced (valued by state officials at $950, presumably just the cost of replacing an airframe), indulging in the suggestion that the eagle was provoked by hunger, territoriality, or spelling. No harm had come to humans. Or, most likely, to the eagle. [08/18/2020]

Eagle

Eagle vs. EGLE »

Blazing Obviousness

Did you know Blazing Saddles is “an overt and audacious spoof on classic Westerns”? Well, now you do, thanks to the trigger warning that has just been slapped on the movie by HBO Max. [Opinion 08/17/2020]

Gene Wilder and Clevon Little

Blazing Obviousness »

Led Zeppelin to Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court has been petitioned to review the never-ending Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement saga, in what would become the most significant music trial to ever reach the nine justices. [08/16/2020]

Led Zeppelin

Zeppelin to Supremes »

Instagram Sued For Face Recognition

Instagram could face up up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data. [08/14/2020]

Smart Phone with Instagram

Instagram Suit »

Metallica Marks "Black Album" Anniversary

Metallica made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show Wednesday to play three songs, two of which come off Metallica, a.k.a. the “Black Album.” That record — which has become the best-selling album of the past three decades — came out 29 years ago on August 12th. [08/12/2020]

Metallica

Metallica Anniversary »

Neil Young Blocks Facebook/Google Logins

If you use Neil Young’s Archives website, you may need to make a new login. The artist is spending $20,000 to remove Facebook and Google logins from the site, according to Variety. [08/12/2020]

Neil Young

Neil Young Blocks Facebook/Google »

Trini Lopez Gone

Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of Lemon Tree and If I Had a Hammer in the 1960s, and for Hollywood movies like The Dirty Dozen, dies. He was 83. [08/12/2020]

Trini Lopez

Trini Lopez Gone »

Red State vs. Blue States for Pandemic Response

This is from Fox News. Hold your nose if you're a liberal, but pay attention to the data (from Worldometer). They are true and correct to the best of JD's knowledge and belief. [Opinion 08/11/2020]

COVID case and death numbers for red states & blue ststes

Red State/Blue State Pandemic Responses »

Dan Fagan on Facebook's Censorship

JD finds himself in agreement with The Advocate's Dan Fagan and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry regarding Facebook's recent censorship activities. [Opinion 08/09/2020]

Maske Saudis

Facebook's Editorial Decisions »

Key to Ending Pandemic?

Forty percent of people with coronavirus infections have no symptoms. Might they be the key to ending the pandemic? [08/08/2020]

Masked Saudis

Key to Ending Pandemic »

10 Reasons to Quit Facebook

JD was on Facebook for about 10 years. His DJ buddy Bob Walker from WTIX talked him into creating an account for sharing radio stories and photos back in 2010. But yesterday (8/5/2020), JD felt compelled to pull the plug on Facebook. Its unwarranted censorship and biased "fact-checking" had gone too far. He was going to write a "Why I Left Facebook" treatise, but he discovered computer guru Kim Komando had already described 10 other reasons to leave Facebook. So let's start with those. [Opinion 08/06/2020]

Thumbs down to Facebook

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Bernell Trammell, Trump Supporter, Murdered

Bernell Trammell, a 60-year-old black Trump supporter, was shot and killed on his sidewalk in Milwaukee on Thursday, July 25 by an unknown assailant. [07/30/2020]

Bernell Trammell

Bernell Trammell Shot »

Rolling Stones, Others Warn Trump Campaign

The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Lionel Richie, and more have signed a petition calling for an end to unauthorised use of their music by politicians. [07/29/2020]

Peter Green

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Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green dead at 73

The dexterous blues guitarist, who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, Peter Green, died peacefully in his sleep at age 73 on July 25, 2020. [07/25/2020]

Peter Green

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Affordable, reusable face mask

Engineers and researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have a created a new type of face mask that could be a game-changer. In a laboratory setting, the prototype worked as well as a N95 respirator at filtering out virus-containing particles. [07/22/2020]

MIT Mask

MIT Face Mask »

Charlie Daniels Dies From Stroke

Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with Devil Went Down to Georgia, has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke. [07/06/2020]

Charlie Daniels

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All the Way to the Left

Is this what you get when you take your government all the way to the lsft and into Communist tyranny? The Nazis did this sort of thing, too. Maybe Hitler wasn't kidding about his National Socialist German Workers’ Party. It's certainly not on the far right, as Wikipedia's “Nazi Party” entry would have you believe. Let's hope that in the US, we can always let our freak flags fly without fear the government will cut them off and sell them. [07/03/2020]

Slave Hair

All the Way Left »

Back to School

The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's time to get these kids back in school! Their guidance asserts that “the importance of in-person learning is well-documented,” and that evidence already has emerged of ‘negative impacts’ on children due to school closures in the spring. [06/30/2020]

School Girl

Back to School »

Is New Swine Flu Next?

A new strain of swine flu from China may be the next pandemic. The new strain has recently been found in pigs and has the potential to be transmitted to humans. Robert Webster, a flu researcher formerly with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said the strain could possibly mutate to become infectious between humans, according to Science Magazine. [06/30/2020]

Pig

New Swine Flu »

COVID-19 in Sweden

Was President Trump wrong about Sweden and its herd immunity approach? Read Dr. Judith Curry's study and analysis and decide for yourself. The course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden is of great interest, as it is one of very few advanced nations where no lockdown order that heavily restricted people’s movements and other basic freedoms was imposed. [06/29/2020]



COVID-19 in Sweden »

End of the parade for Blaine Kern

Blaine Kern Sr., the flamboyant New Orleans float builder and visionary who, as "Mr. Mardi Gras," propelled the modernization and expansion of Carnival, died Thursday, June 25 according to his wife. He was 93. [06/26/2020]

Blaine Kern, Sr.

Blaine Kern »

Bobby Lewis' death 2 months ago confirmed

Bobby Lewis, the R&B singer behind Tossin’ and Turnin’ — one of the biggest hits of the early Sixties — died in late April at the age of 95. Billboard confirmed Lewis’ death Saturday, June 13, 2020, nearly two months after the singer died after a bout with pneumonia. [06/14/2020]

SpaceX launch

Bobby Lewis' death »

Norwegian scientist says Wuhan virus was lab-made

In a new peer-reviewed paper, Norwegian virologist Birger Sørensen, together with Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital at the University of London, claims the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is not natural in origin. According to the study, which was published in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics, the authors found that the coronavirus’s spike protein contains sequences that appear to be artificially inserted. [06/07/2020]

SpaceX launch

Corona virus lab-made »

SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011

During much of his radio career, JD had a "real job" as an engineer at New Orleans' "Rocket Factory," NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility, where everything from the Saturn V Moon Rocket, to the Space Shuttle's 100+ External Fuel Tanks, to the forthcoming Orion Crew Capsule and Space Launch System have been built. So he's glad to see success in all things space-related. Yesterday, May 30, 2020, marked the first launch of American astronauts from US soil since the Shuttle Program ended in July of 2011. [05/31/2020]

SpaceX launch

SpaceX astronaut launch»

Why social media censorship is worse than useless

JD may have been recently censored on Facebook one too many times for his liking. He's seriously considering parting ways with the Leftist media giant. Their so-called "Fact checks," especially regarding science and medical issues, are nothing more than allowing their preferred views on the subject in scientific dispute to be presented as absolute fact while being clad with a mere facade of authority. It just so happened that the New York Post ran an Op Ed written by the CEO of Facebook competitor MeWe just the other day. The Op Ed presents the way to allow social discourse while allowing individual freedom for differing opinions. Read it, and stay tuned for a possible Facebook plug-pulling. [05/23/2020]

Social media

Social media censorship »

Coronavirus Devastates Black New Orleans

New Orleans and Louisiana are taking a direct hit from the coronavirus pandemic. More people in the state are currently on unemployment rolls—300,000—and more have died—2,500—than when Hurricane Katrina slammed the shores 15 years ago. The New Orleans area at one point had the worst coronavirus death rate in the U.S. As with Katrina, the burden is falling disproportionately on black Louisianians. Black residents make up 32% of the state’s population but 55% of its deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The numbers are similar in New York, Chicago and across the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. [05/23/2020]

Capt. Jennifer Casey

COVID-19 devestates »

Canadian Snowbird Crashes

A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. [05/18/2020]

Capt. Jennifer Casey

Snowbird crasahes »

Estranged Wife of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Dead

The estranged wife of the Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's has been found dead by ambulance crews wearing protective suits following a “tragic accident”, it has been revealed. Paddy Bowden, 59, whose real name was Patrice, was found dead at their former £3million marital home in Chiswick, West London at 10am this morning after emergency services were called to reports of a person being “unwell.” [05/18/2020]

Bruce Dickinson & Paddy Bowden

Paddy Bowden dead »

Betty Wright Gone

Legendary R&B and soul performer Betty Wright has died at the age of 66, according to her niece. Her cause of death has not been revealed, but fans and friends, including Chaka Khan, have been asking for prayers for her for nearly a week, implying she was gravely ill. [05/10/2020]

Betty Wright

Betty Wright gone »

Little Richard Dead at 87

Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday, May 8. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. What the Rollinb Stone article doesn't mention is that Tutti Frutti was recorded by Cosmo Matassa at J & M Studio in New Orleans in September 1955, with Robert "Bumps" Blackwell as producer and Fats Domino's backing band. The band included Lee Allen and Alvin "Red" Tyler on saxophones, Huey Smith on piano, Frank Fields on double bass, Justin Adams on guitar and Earl Palmer on drums. [05/09/2020]

Little Richard

Little Richard dead »

Alternative Facts on COVID-19?

Are there alternative facts on COVID-19? There may well be. It likely won't hurt to read these for some perspectve. We report. You decide. [05/08/2020]



Alternative Facts on COVID-19 »

Twitter Suspends Candace Owens — Then Says It Was "An Error" After Backlash

Twitter suspended the account of black female concervative Candace Owens for 12 hours on Sunday, May 3. But, after significant backlash, Twitter reinstated her account and claimed the suspension was "an error." The Twitter spokesperson did not say whether a human content monitor or an algorithm was responsible for suspending Owens’ account. CAUTION: The link quotes foul language from New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong. [05/04/2020]

Candace Owens

Twitter suspends Candace Owens »

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

A modicum of intelligence from Rolling Stone Magazine Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi. He says, "Turning ourselves into China for any reason is the definition of a cure being worse than the disease. The scolders who are being seduced by such thinking have to wake up, before we end up adding another disaster on top of the terrible one we’re already facing." [Opinion 5/03/2020]

Fake News

Coronavirus Censorship »

Governor says small "nonessential" businesses never had to close

“Nonessential retail businesses have always been able to be open,” Edwards said in his news conference on April 27, as long as they restrict capacity to 10 people and make sure that people observe socials distancing. “I encourage business owners to read the order closely,” he said. [5/02/2020]

John Bel Edwards

Closing not required »

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