Week-ends (11/26/22)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…


Rich Fierro

Emily Blunt


Greg Berhalter

Climate alarmists


“Republicans love to hate Pelosi, and often for good reason. She was tough and even mean sometimes. On issues like COVID and congressional member stock-trading, she helped break trust with the American people. More broadly, she pushed through many policies that will hurt America badly. This record is nothing to celebrate. But as a purely political matter, Pelosi has been by far the greatest congressional leader of our time. She ran her caucus with tight control. Nobody really crossed her, and she got things done. The gap is so huge that the House Republicans she’s gone up against were really never in her league.”
Neil Patel

“I’m sick of this s***. How many people need to be murdered? How many lives torn apart? Until it actually stops? We don’t have to live like this. And we don’t have to die like this.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot regarding the Colorado Springs mass shooting

As the mayor of Chicago, you should probably sit this one out.”
Alana Mastrangelo

“Actual bravery: Iranian soccer players refusing to sing the anthem, and risking jail or worse. Fake bravery: Europeans threatening to wear rainbow armbands to the cheers of the media, then backing down the minute they were threatened with a yellow card.”
Ben Shapiro


As police arrest more seniors, those with dementia face deadly consequences


Majority of American Voters Rightly Concerned About Vote Fraud


Trump witch hunt


World’s tallest woman takes first ever flight

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/26/22)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Originally written by both my lovely wife, Jennifer and me, this blog brings you the latest news about our furry friends including articles, columns, photos and videos. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High near 55. “B”

SUNDAY:  A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High of 41. Chance of rain 70%. “D”

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

The National Dog Show winner is….

PHOTOS: Dog Show behind the scenes.

Mission to save canines left at the border: ‘It’s a huge problem.’

Police dog helps rescue 80-year old hunter after he fell into a Michigan river.

The Presence of a Dog Makes People and Places Seem Safer.

Dogs or cats? For highly emotional people, this animal may offer better support.

First responders adopt dogs they helped rescue from Wisconsin plane crash.

US soldier cares for injured dog overseas, now hopes to bring him home.

Owner of world’s oldest living dog has this advice.

The Most — and Least — Expensive States to Own a Dog.

Dog owner sends amusing apology letter to everyone her pet was ‘rude’ to at vets.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.

We’d really appreciate it if you forward this on to other dog lovers you know. Let them have some fun!

See ya, BARK, next Saturday!

Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Momma had great advice

Bruce Springsteen latest album, Only The Strong Survive, tops the Billboard Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts this week. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Only the Strong Survive has Bruce covering some of his favorite soul songs, including “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” “Nightshift,” “Don’t Play That Song” and more. He told Rolling Stone that a second volume of covers is on the way and that he has about “three-quarters” of it recorded.

Here’s the original of the title track of The Boss’ new album from former Impressions singer Jerry Butler in 1969…

And the brand new Springsteen rendition. I think Butler’s version far outshines.


Today’s highly interesting read (11/25/22): When Four Seconds Mattered

We’re nearing the end of the college football season. That means lots of big rivaly games, like today’s Wisconsin-Minnesota battle for the Paul Bunyan axe.

Another one out west is the Cal-Stanford game, and who can forget the 1982 classic between the two rivals. Terence P. Jeffrey, the editor-in-chief of CNS News was there.

He writes about how critical time was in that game here.

After that great account you know you want to see it.

The best medical advice I received…EVER!

It’s been mentioned in a few blogs that I could have/should have passed away back in September.

I had COVID (the pandemic is over but COVID is still around).

I had double pneumonia.

And I had sepsis.

I have no idea how many people took time to pray for me (I’m extremely grateful). And the good Lord said it wasn’t my time yet.

About a week and a half ago I paid a visit to my regular physician. After about two weeks between doctor appointments post-hospital release I had gained five pounds. I lost quite a few pounds in the hospital. My doctor informed my stomach had shrunk. So the five-pound gain was good, but not good enough.

“I want you to gain 10 more,” my doctor ordered while chuckling. Never in my life has any physician given me that kind of direction.

Not that I need the inspiration but extra dressing and gravy on Thursday, here I come.

My wife noticed whatever paunch I had is gone. I am now (maybe temporarily) a svelte sexy son of a gun!

Today’s highly interesting read (11/23/22): The Anti-Thanksgiving Activism Dividing America Is Rooted In Ungratefulness

Today’s read is from Casey Chalk, a senior contributor at The Federalist and an editor and columnist at The New Oxford Review. Here’s an excerpt:

We certainly have plenty to be grateful for. We remain the wealthiest nation on the face of the earth. We remain one of the best places in the world for entrepreneurs. We’ve inspired much of the rest of the world to embrace republican government. We saved the entire world from the totalitarian threats of fascism and communism. Our constitutional freedoms of religion and speech remain intact and strong.

Sadly, none of this matters to anti-Thanksgiving activists. Though they possess a standard of living, level of education and degree of freedom that are the envy of literally billions of people across the world, their default emotion towards America is outrage. Though many of the things they enjoy — nice clothes, warm homes, safety and security based on competent police and military — are a result of American republican principles, American ingenuity, and American suffering and courage, they seem oblivious to the origin of these goods.

Read the entire column here.

I had no idea a good Facebook friend was insane



Exhibiting a severely disordered state of mind.

Unable to think in a clear or sensible way.

My friend is Darlene Wink. She’s politically savvy. Very sharp. But insane.

Mentally deranged.

Utterly senseless.

This past weekend she posted a photo with this note:

The Christmas Tree is up

I think it’s funny.

Someone else finds it dopey. Absurd.

That would seemingly also apply to my lovely wife Jennifer who’s been busy around the house lately.

Off her trolley.

That’s according to the oh-so insightful WTMJ talk show host Steve Scaffidi.

In case you missed it last November.

Maybe you’re bananas, too.

Steve Scaffidi. I don’t doubt he’s a nice guy. I thought he was a great mayor. But as a talk show host, not that hot.

Today’s highly interesting read (11/22/22): The Speech JFK Never Gave

Today’s read is from prolific journalist Eli Amdur. Here’s a prelude:

On the afternoon of November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was scheduled to deliver a major speech at the Trade Mart in Dallas, TX. Moments earlier, as his motorcade was bringing him there, he was assassinated.

While the bulk of the speech is no longer timely – budget spending, politics, issues of the day, and so forth – his main ideas and philosophies most certainly are, especially in our current political and social environment.

So, heavily redacted, here are verbatim excerpts from the speech JFK never gave.

Read it all here.