Episode 728 – They Can’t Give It Away!

Ron DeSatis launches his campaign and it does go great. What did go great was his message.

Bud Light can’t give their crap away.

And the surgeon general makes a declaration that we have all known for the last half decade.

 

News

Here is some news:

  • Target is panicking. Their continued embrace of mutilating children and supporting satanism has cost them $9 billion last week! Keep it up folks!
    • We’ll get more into Bud Light in a minute.
  • Tina Turner, iconic R&B singer, has died at the age of 83.
  • The Supreme Court ruled in favor Thursday of a 94-year-old Minnesota grandmother who claimed that the state violated her constitutional rights when they seized her condo over an unpaid tax debt, then sold the property and kept all the sale proceeds — which were far above what she actually owed.
    • Geraldine Tyler owned a condo which Hennepin County seized as payment for approximately $15,000 in outstanding property taxes, penalties, interest and costs. The home was then sold for $40,000. Under the state’s forfeiture laws, the county kept the surplus proceeds – in this case to the tune of $25,000.
    • Tyler argued that the government violated the Fifth Amendment’s “Takings Clause” by confiscating property worth more than the debt owed by the owner. Lower courts ruled against her and dismissed her case, but the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously sided with her arguments and held that she brought a valid claim under the Takings Clause.
    • “The taxpayer must render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, but no more,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the court’s opinion.

 

https://nypost.com/2023/05/24/trump-panned-over-bizarre-response-to-desantis-2024-launch/
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/94-year-old-grandmother-big-win-supreme-court

 

Oops

Rod DeSantis

According to Fox News:

It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Twitter CEO Elon Musk.  

Musk’s highly anticipated announcement on Twitter’s “Spaces” feature that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would formally enter the GOP presidential race turned into a debacle for the Tesla mogul on Wednesday. 

Twitter’s mobile app repeatedly crashed, and users complained they were unable to hear the broadcast. The issues came after a lengthy delay as it appeared the platform was completely overwhelmed for arguably the biggest Twitter event since Musk purchased the social media platform last year. 

Musk has a staggering 140.8 million Twitter followers but fewer than 300,000 managed to tune in for the DeSantis chat. The Twitter Space had 900,000 concurrent viewers at one point, according to screenshots of the space, but more than two-thirds bailed or were unable to listen because of the tech issues by the time DeSantis was able to begin.

Of course, Trump responded:

“‘Rob,’ My Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!), yours does not! (per my conversation with Kim Jung Un, of North Korea, soon to become my friend!).”

OK, so what.

Some things that were not mentioned by anybody. Twitter spaces has never held this many people and is still in development and this was a unique way to announce. This issues were not surprising to people who use Twitter Spaces.

By the way, none of this is DeSantis’ fault.

What’s also forgotten is the message of Ron DeSantis. Let’s take a look at his message because it was pretty awesome. Here he is announcing and talking about the issues of today and how we can fix this mess:

Here he is, pointing out all of the problems in the country, ripping Joe Biden.

Finally, he goes after Trump and makes probably his biggest and most important point.

He says this because people are complaining that DeSatis isn’t a likeable guy. Of course, many say that’s not true but that doesn’t matter. He’s saying he’s there to fix the country and not be a comedian during his rallies.

Pretty strong message here.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/teeny-tiny-audience-elon-musks-much-hyped-twitter-spaces-disaster-draws-fraction-moguls-followers

 

Still Don’t Drink the Crap

Bud light is doing just about anything to get themselves out of the mess they’re in. Nothing seems to be working. A huge beer drinking weekend, Memorial Day, is approaching and the beer company is reeling.

They have decided to go in a different direction.

According to Fox News:

Some Budweiser products are being sold for free in some stores thanks to a new promotional rebate from the Anheuser-Busch company, following weeks of Bud Light backlash.

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Bud Light revealed a new promotion called the US Budweiser Family Memorial Day Rebate online for customers from eligible states. The rebate promises an amount “equivalent to the purchase price of one (1) 15-pack or larger, up to $15” of Bud Light, Budweiser, Budweiser Select or Budweiser Select 55 paid via Anheuser-Busch Digital Prepaid Mastercard. Based on recent prices for Bud Light products, however, in some cases this would be giving packs of beer away for free.

Online searches of local beer retailers find many offers under $15 for 15-packs or larger of these Budweiser products, making the products free after rebate, excluding sales tax or any state restrictions.

Here’s the deal, we should not stop. Pay for your beer. Don’t be lured by free piss water. We need to make Bud Light APOLOGIZE AND PROMISE NOT TO DO THIS AGAIN!

https://www.foxnews.com/media/stores-sell-bud-light-free-mulvaney-backlash-continues

 

Well, Duh!

Here is news that shouldn’t shock anyone yet it does and no one changes their behavior. Then we get another report a year later and it becomes big news, yet no one does anything then either.

According to the Daily Wire:

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory on Tuesday warning that social media use among minors can severely damage mental health.

The advisory, which noted that social media use is “nearly universal” for young people, noted that there has never been a robust safety analysis for the technology among minors, a reality which comes as mental health declines considerably among the demographic. Murthy prompted lawmakers, technology companies, and families to take action.

Here’s where things are wrong. It is up to parents to take care of this. For the government, it’s about control. For the tech companies, it’s about money. Only parents give a damn about their kids.

Murthy said in a statement:

“The most common question parents ask me is, ‘is social media safe for my kids.’ The answer is that we don’t have enough evidence to say it’s safe, and in fact, there is growing evidence that social media use is associated with harm to young people’s mental health. Children are exposed to harmful content on social media, ranging from violent and sexual content, to bullying and harassment. And for too many children, social media use is compromising their sleep and valuable in-person time with family and friends.”

The article pointed out:

Some 95% of minors between 13 years old and 17 years old report using social media, while 40% of children between 8 years old and 12 years old said the same despite the minimum age requirements for the platforms. The advisory added that frequent use of the technology is associated with changes in the development of the amygdala, the region of the brain responsible for emotional learning and behavior, as well as the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for impulse control and the moderation of social behavior.

In a hundred years, we are going to find out the worst thing for Ge Z and Gen Alpha will be the Internet and the cell phone.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/u-s-surgeon-general-issues-advisory-about-kids-use-of-social-media

 

Did Anyone Really Think This Was an Option?

Businesses are always looking for a more efficient and cheaper way to get your shipped packages to you. One of the ways to do this is by using drone technology.

According to Fox News:

You may start seeing more drones soaring through the air, and don’t worry, it’s not going to be from any secret spies trying to look into your home. These drones are going to be sent out for deliveries from major companies like Amazon, Walmart, Google, UPS, FedEx, Uber and DHL.

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has been experimenting with drone delivery as part of its Project Wing initiative, which aims to create a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can deliver items from food to medical supplies. 

Walmart has also been testing drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in select markets since 2015. On the other hand, UPS and FedEx have been trying out drone deliveries since 2016, using them to make deliveries to remote areas. Meanwhile, Uber has been testing drone deliveries as part of its Uber Eats food delivery service, with trials taking place in California.

We already use drones for a ton of purposes. I have drones and I love them. I’m thinking I might get my commercial license. But the article also points out there are some major issues when trying to use this technology.

  • These things make a lot of noise. To carry packages, they have to be pretty big.
  • There are liability issues. These things to crash. I know that through experience.
  • Dropping packages could be an issue. Houses are one thing but what about small spaced areas like apartment buildings.

There are also other issues that the article brings out:

  • Efficiency. Right now, only one package can be delivered at a time.
  • Whose going to fly these things?
  • Distance can be an issue. These things have flight limitations as far as distance goes. Especially with cargo.

I don’t think we are near replacing those Amazon drivers.

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/shut-drone-why-world-about-get-lot-louder

 

Those Damn Corporations

When crime in blue cities go up, politicians have to find someone to blame. The easiest targets are white supremacists or corporations. When car theft goes up, it is best to blame corporations.

According to The Blaze:

Baltimore is suing Kia and Hyundai, claiming their cars are too easy to steal, joining other U.S. cities such as St. Louis and Seattle, according to the office of Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott.

I’ll let you figure out what St. Louis, Seattle and Baltimore have in common.

The city of Baltimore filed the suit Thursday against the automakers “for failing to equip their vehicles with industry-standard vehicle immobilization technology,” officials said.

The mayor’s office said without the vehicle immobilization technology, cars can be started without a key, adding that it’s “a flaw that has been the subject of numerous TikTok videos demonstrating the ease with which these cars can be stolen.”

Do you know why they don’t include that feature? It will increase the value of the car by thousands of dollars and-shocker- these cities are poor.

Officials said it’s resulted in a “rash of thefts of these vehicles not only in Baltimore City but nationwide. Five hundred seventy-seven Kias and Hyundais have been stolen in Baltimore so far this year, a pace that will likely result in a year-end total that more than doubles that of 2022.”

Scott said “these cost-cutting measures” by the automakers come “at the expense of public safety” and are “unacceptable.”

Later in the article:

Commissioner Michael Harrison added that Baltimore police have “tracked the striking increase of auto thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles throughout the city. Year-to-date, auto thefts are up 95%, with Kia and Hyundais representing 41% of all stolen vehicles.”

Maybe they should not make car theft a misdomeanor and throw some of the felons in prison. Why is it cities like Dallas, Nashville and Miami don’t have these problems?

https://www.theblaze.com/news/baltimore-sues-kia-hyundai-for-making-cars-too-easy-to-steal-joining-other-us-cities-who-complain-of-same-issue?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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