DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

   4/2/21… 13,913.18                                    3/26/21… 13,913.34                                   

  6/27/13… 15,000.00

 

     DOW JONES INDEX: 4/2/21…33,101.48; 3/26/21…32,618.48; 6/27/13…15,000.00)

 

 

LESSON for April 2, 2021 – “JUST APRIL FOOLS!”

 

Sunday is Easter.  There’s maybe a little more peace in America, good will to men (and women) now that Herod Antipax is gone, but not much.  One can pray.  And hope.  And watch the Pope on television beneath half an Italian moon.

Yesterday was April Fool’s Day, and the hopeless dopes and fools were glowering in places in the sun (except in the toasty Florida Panhandle where a Federal investigation into pedophilia and transporting sex traffickers across state line has laid its bony fingers upon Rep. Matt Gaetz).  Gaetz, the Pensacola Holy Roller frequently called Trump’s most dedicated defender while 45 was in office; subsequently bestowing him with the thorned crown of martyrdom since, now has a problem of his own… “a scandal worthy of a pulp paperback, one swirling with claims of extortion, Ecstasy, an orgy, a hula hoop and sex trafficking, along with an Iranian hostage and, of course, a cameo by Roger Stone,” wrote Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, comparing Matt to Hunter Biden.

Hunter was, probably still is many things, according to Dowd, but merely a tell-some autobiographer, not an elected official – thus merely accountable to the criminal authorities, and to reviewers, not the voters.  Gaetz is the April Fool subject to both… his juvenile jokesterings an impeachable offense, perhaps, and uncollegial colleague Ted Lieu would like to try that out.  (See Attachment Three.)

 

Upon the topic of our favourite fools and charlatans, it’s been a banner-flapping year for fake news in real life, which, added to the censorious bitterness of the cancel culture, has resulted in appeals to ban the so-called holiday, erase it from history and practice and even to subject pranksters to criminal prosecutions.

The prohibition is likely to dominate in 2021 as it did in 2020 and probably will do for a few more years before fading away, leading to more incidences of swapping out sugar with salt, declaiming lies about this or that family issue and that also-for-Halloween front porch door favourite – the flaming bag of shit.  April… or All… Fools Day has been around long enough to survive and overcome a few years of sense and sobriety.

“It began, after all, in 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar,” notes history.com (See Attachment Five) or, alternately, to the Roman “Hilaria” (nothing to do with the defeated 2016 candidate).  Encyclopedia Brittanica (See Attachment Six) notes a few other national foolish feasts such as Holi (an unholy tradition of India),  Wikipedia presents us with Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392).  In the "Nun's Priest's Tale", a vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox on Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two. (See reference in Wikipedia).

The Wikis also cite the origins of Fool Hate, citing Doll, Jen (1 April 2013). "Is April Fools' Day the Worst Holiday? – Yahoo News". calling the day "creepy and manipulative", "rude" and "a little bit nasty", as well as based on schadenfreude and deceit.  There have always been cancel culturati, although the pandemic and King Trump have brought more to the fore.

Even celebrities like the lofty Justin Bieber have endured incoming fire from the canceliteers.  The star told his 107 million Instagram followers that his wife Hailey Baldwin was pregnant.  (Sky News, See attachment seven,)

Some sour brits from the Daily Mail (See Attachment Eight) demanded permanent cancellation of the Day inasmuch as it oppressed “insensitives” and, as a peanut from the London gallery, observed: “no made up prank could match the unbelievable s*** going on in the world right now.”

The Verge (See Attachment Nine) especially targeted corporate brands as being the most insensitive and most abusive jokers.  But the most egregious (or notorious) prank was Volkswagen’s fake launch of a fake electric car (See Attachment Ten).  When the stock spiked 5% overnight, the authorities moved in.  Can’t be giving the dirty little fools what they want, can we?

 

 

Here, therefore, are twenty-six 2021 occurrences that occurred since the beginning of January.  Did all of them actually happen!  Or were some fake news, devised by scoundrels in the pay of hostile predators; seeded among the real to fool the fools who believe what they see and hear on their social media, talk radio, TV and inter-office gossip and maybe go out and kill people because of it. 

Are you an April Fool?  Take the test… answers are at the bottom.  If you do fail and are a fool, print out and clip Attachment One, laminate it and carry it around; it might get you into all sorts of places that you never dreamed would admit somebody like you.  Places like Florida, perhaps, or New York… where government jobs, richly compensated, are expected to become available soon.

Happy hunting!

 

(A)lec Baldwin’s wife accused of being from Boston, not Spain, precipitating frenzy at the frontier of political correctness and celebrity worship.  True or fake news?

(B)ody hijacked while reclining comfortably in St. Louis hearse; NY landlord kidnaps tenants, dumps them in a cemetery. 

(C)rypto-collectibles called a “counterintuitive way to think about possession,” say crypto-collectors.

(D)oing battle in NFL Puppy Bowl – Snoop Dogg (naturally) and Martha Stewart (unnaturally).

(E)motional support animals booted off American Airlines planes; hungry passenger bites off United attendant’s ear.

(F)lea and tick killers by Seresto accused of also killing 1700 dogs. 

(G)rape Nuts cereal shortage ends – scalpers and hoarders cry.

(H)ome Depot recalls ceiling fans that break apart and decapitate victims.

(I)rate MAGAmen call masks a Satanic conspiracy, contend that the one-six was an Antifa false flag.

(J)umpin’ Jack kangaroo escapes from kangaroo farm in Alabama. 

(K)iss requests must be criminalized, cancel culture decrees. 

(L)ady Gaga’s dogs hijacked; racist dogwalker sentenced to receive “sensitivity training”.

(M)ister Potato Head to go gender neutral, the sensitive people also cancel Dr. Seuss and Pepe le Peu (below).

(N)ational Rifle Assn. declares bankruptcy; moves headquarters from sissy New York to macho (but uncomfortably Mexicanizing) Texas.

(O)regon trumps wussy legal pot states, decriminalizing heroin; Oklahoma legislation protects drivers who ram and kill protesters while sending the victims to jail for two years.

(P)epsi rolls out Mango Cola and distillers plot Peeps-flavored bourbons. Pepe (le Peu) consigned to the same right-wing Hell as Pepe the Frog.

(Q)-anon Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene alleges secret amphibian hordes are being protected by Jewish space lasers.

(R)ebel (but not reptilian) pharmacist destroys vaccines because “they are part of a liberal mind-controlling contamination conspiracy” (masterminded by monolith-worshipping aliens?) 

                   (S)an Francisco cultists, following the instructions left by Visitors to the Utah desert, erect their own 7 foot tall monolith.

(T)hai court sentences a woman to more than 43 years in prison for criticizing monarchy.

(U)nforeseen Vatican budget crisis forces 10% pay cut for Cardinals. 

(V)olvo going all-electric by 2030.  Voltvo?

(W)arns Walensky, President Joe’s new plague queen: “people are emerging from international places.”

(X)treme diet posts censored by Tik Tok

(Y)ou have 2020 vision? Katy Perry warns: “then you’ll see things that are wrong.”

(Z)happle, electric car developed by Hyundai/Apple collusion, joining Tesla, Voltvo and Voltswagen.

 

That’s all folks,  Here’s what happened this week…

Or, maybe, not…

 

 

 

 

MARCH 26 – APRIL 1

 

  Friday, March 26, 2021

     

      Infected: 30,141,124

               Dead:  547,463

                  Dow:  33,071.88

      

           

Death rides out.  23 Dixie twisters kill at least six, final frozen Texas toll hits 111. 

   Vaxxes going up, plague cases going down (except where they’re going up, as in Spring Break destinations).  Dr. Jha hopes kids over 12 will be vaxxed by the start of school; under-sixers will have to wait until 2022.  Moderna and Pfizer ruled safe for pregnant women.  Broadway hopes for autumn reopening.

   Polling toll disenfranchises thousands, maybe millions of Georgia poor, minorities and elderly and criminalizes giving water to thirsty voters in line and other states rush to copy.  Gov. Kemp signs, surrounded by proud old white males.  Over in Israel, chaos still reigns, but Netanyahu might not for much longer.

  Ex-President Trump, still defiant, defends Capitol rioters, saying:  “They love our country.”  MAGA taunts Joe for delay of press conferences and State of the Union while Mike Pence is apparently in hiding, stroking his neck and babbling prayers.

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

 

      Infected:  30,218,683

                Dead:  548,828

                 

 

 

Funerals of Atlanta and Colorado mass shooting victims draw relatives, strangers,  photo-oppers and calls for gun control (or, to the NRA) confiscation.

   IRS bows to pressure from medicos – makes PPE tax deductible.  Plague queen Walensky says that Americans’ carelessness and defiance could provoke a Fourth Wave, even as one-time vaxxing hits 35%, while psychologists fear that Americans are now fearing that their friends don’t like them any more.

   More former Talksters crawl from the woodwork to accuse Sharon Osborne of homophobia (Sara Gilbert) and anti-Italianism (Leah Remini).  Scientologists are quiet, so is Andrew Cuomo, whether in English or Italian.

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

 

      Infected:  30,262,377

                Dead:  549,335

 

                

 

It’s Palm Sunday.

   43 states to be voting on voter suppression laws.  Liberals call for boycott of Masters over Georgia legislation.  Michigan GOP chair calls for the assassination of Democratic “witches”. 

    Air travel rising towards pre-plague normalcy.  Test concert in Barcelona with mandatory masks and testing certificates.  Dr. Fauci opines that plague spread from Chinese bats to humans through an “intermediate host”.  With new cases up 12%, Joe scolds America for “letting your guard down” and proclaims a Fourth Wave.  IPSOS poll finds Americans think Biden is doing a good job with vaxxes, failing on border security.

    SecPress Psaki denies migration is policy-driven, rather it is cyclical (as in every cycle where a Trump comes in and goes out of office).  Republican lawmakers cruise down the Rio Grande and visit detention centers.  Some gasp… “The children!  They’re… touching each other!”

 

Monday, March 29, 2021

 

       Infected:  30,332,242

                 Dead:  550,003

                  Dow:  33,171.17   

               

 

Derek Chauven trial for murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis begins with the usual suspects on hand.

    Spring breakers turn violent in defying Miami Beach curfew.  CDCs Dr. Walensky admits to “a recurring feeling of impending doom.”  Ex-Trump disease queen Dr. Birx now says Djonald’s administration failed… 45 responds with an angry letter labeling her and Fauci as traitors, then officiates at a Mar-a-Lago wedding, talking about himself while Erik goes on the tube and swears: “My father saved millions of lives,” and My Pillow’s Mike Lindell predicts a coup will oust Biden and restore Trump by August. 

   Myanmar celebrates its own coup with a massive military parade and a massacre of more democracy protesters.  ISIS surfaces with Palm Sunday bombings in Mozambique and Indonesia.  Australia reels under attack of the Killer Spiders.

   Major the Dog bites a Park Ranger and poops all over the White House.

 

 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 

          Infected: 30,385,698

                   Dead:  550,121

                     Dow:  33,066.96

 

Chauvin trial enters second day with testimony from witnesses.  911 dispatcher express guilt over not shooting him and fear of “snitching” on fellow police.  So do a female firefighter and the 17 year old videographer.

   Biden introduces 2 trillion infrastructure plan to be paid for by taxes on the rich (including a 21 to 28% hike on corporate profits).  GOP plans to oppose.  So do liberals who think it too small.  He also urges governors to reimpose mask mandates but stops short of a Federal EO.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 

          Infected:  30,447,282

                    Dead:  550,996

                     Dow:  33,171.37  

Stuck Suez ship finally freed and container traffic flows again.  But experts warn that not only gasoline but coffee will see shortages – thus, higher prices. 

   His 1.9T Stim Three passed by Kamala’s tiebreaker, President Joe doubles down with a proposed 2T infrastructure bill.  This has a payback plan… higher taxes on the rich (a 21 to 28% hike in corporate profits, but no increase for people earning less than $400,000/yr.).  Republicans vow to destroy it as too strong… some Dems also oppose it as too weak.

   Vaxxes up, but so are plague variants.  Sara Palin gets it and now says it’s OK to mask up.  Pfizer says its vax will be effective in kids over twelve.  15 million J&J doses spoiled by “human error” in its manufacturing plant in Baltimore.  Rutgers U. pioneering mandatory vaxxes for all fall returnees and fake vax cards are already showing up.   Pope Francis says that the Devil is profiting from the plague (but the Church isn’t… tithing revenues are down 25%).  Nonetheless he promises to replace customary Easter foot washing with vaxxes for the Roman homeless.    

  

        Thursday, April 1, 2021

             Infected:  30,538,575

                       Dead:  552,072

                         Dow:  33,101.48  

 

And April Fools has come at last.  Joke’s on Volkswagen – its purported politically correct electric Voltswagen proves a Hoaxwagen and Germany starts investigating execs, seeking evidence of corruption inasmuch as stock prices rose 5% after the announcement.

   Also under investigation – Trump’s Manhattan business practices as well as his loyal poodle Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.), accused of sex-trafficking, pedophilia and giving an interview that even Tucker Carlson calls “weird”.

    Shot Americans (at least one dose vax, not the four killed in latest active shooter manifestation in California) reaches 99 million.  TV Dr. Jah predicts that eventually the vaxxes will win the race, “but variants are ahead, now,” and President Joe’s scolding falls on deaf ears as Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns mask mandate, new Spring Break cases also start to manifest and MLB teams impose wildly variant regulations… Texas Rangers will host full stadiums, Red Sox only 12% capacity.  Washington’s MLB opening day cancelled as players get it.

     It’s worse overseas and across the borders – France reimposes a total lockdown as does Ontario, Canada.  The Pope in Rome’s Palm Sunday message is virtual.  Brazilian cemeteries full up and President Bolsonaro orders his subject to “stop whining”.  Air travel rebounds, but where ya gonna go?

 

If the week’s Don was any indication, the Biden years are upon us – years of crawling indices, snarling contentment and costly government promises that may or may not pan out.  Despite all the spin, rich people are worried and their Republican factotums have vowed to engage in four years of scorched-earth resistance (or perhaps two, if they can win back one of the two Houses of Congress in 2022.  And then there are the Russians.  The Chinese.  The terrorists… foreign and domestic.  And (seemingly as always) the plague.

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

See a further explanation of categories here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

 

DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX (45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

 

RESULTS

 

SCORE

SCORE

      OUR SOURCE(S) and COMMENTS

 

  INCOME

(24%)

6/27/13

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

3/26/21

 3/26/21

                             SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wages (hourly, per capita)

9%

1350 pts.

3/26/21

+0.04%

4/9/21

1,429.18

1,429.18

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages 25.19

 

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

3/26/21

+0.025%

4/9/21

668.72

668.89

http://www. whttp://www.usdebtclock.org/   35,396 405

 

Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

12/1/20

+1.61%

4/9/21

323.48

323.48

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000   6.2%

 

Official (DC – in millions)

2%

300

3/26/21

+0.01%

4/9/21

389.79

389.83

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      9,964 963

 

Total. (DC – in millions)

2%

300

3/26/21

+0.15%

4/9/21

327.38

327.86

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    17,672 646

 

Workforce Participation

Number (in millions)

Percentage (DC)

2%

300

3/26/21

 

+0.017%

+0.029%

4/9/21

 

 

311.72

 

 

311.81

In 150,319  Out 100,828 Total: 251,147

http://www.usdebtclock.org/  59.85

 

WP Percentage (ycharts)*

1%

150

12/1/20

-0.16%

4/9/21

151.74

151.74

http://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  61.40

 

OUTGO

(15%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Inflation

7%

1050

3/12/21

+0.4%

4/9/21

1,014.25

1,014.25

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.4

 

Food

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.2%

4/9/21

283.27

283.27

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.2

 

Gasoline

2%

300

3/12/21

+6.4%

4/9/21

297.02

297.02

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +6.4

 

Medical Costs

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.5%

4/9/21

287.06

287.06

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.5

 

Shelter

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.2%

4/9/21

294.32

294.32

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEALTH

(6%)

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

3/26/21

  +1.48%

4/9/21

357.89

363.19

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/DJIA  33,101.48

 

Sales (homes)

Valuation (homes)

1%

1%

150

150

3/26/21

   -1.04%

   -1.90%

4/9/21

194.41

162.28               

194.41

162.28               

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

     Sales (M):  6.69 Valuations (K):  303.9

 

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

3/26/21

   -0.05%

4/9/21

274.44

274.30

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    64,140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

NATIONAL

(10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (in trillions)

2%

300

3/26/21

 +0.03%

4/9/21

297.36          

297.45          

debtclock.org/       3,477

 

Expenditures (in tr.)

2%

300

3/26/21

 +0.09%

4/9/21

221.55

221.35

debtclock.org/       6,717

 

National Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/26/21

 +0.08%

4/9/21

329.82

329.55

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    28,120

 

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/26/21

 +0.11%

4/9/21

369.01

368.59

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    85,748

 

GLOBAL

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

3/26/21

 +0.015%

4/9/21

290.16              

290.12              

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   7,134

 

Exports (in billions – bl.)

1%

150

3/26/21

 +1.00%

4/9/21

159.63

159.63

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 191.9

 

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

3/26/21

  -1.38%

4/9/21

134.93

134.93

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 260.2

 

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

3/26/21

 +2.35%

4/9/21

106.13            

106.13             

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  68.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL INDICES (40%) 

 

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

  World Affairs

3%

450

3/26/21

-0.4%

4/9/21

395.49

393.91

Over 100 anti-coup protesters gunned down in Myanmar then escalates to air strikes.  Coup plotters hold a parade to celebrate themselves with support from Russia (where dissident Navalny goes on hunger strike) and China (which kicks Hong Kong representatives out of Parliament).  Confused man breaks into DC home of the Swiss ambassador.  No cheese, no clocks, no Easter chocolates.

 

Terrorism

2%

300

3/26/21

+0.3%

4/9/21

240.93

240.21

ISIS celebrates Palm Sunday with church bombings in Indonesia, massacres in Mozambique.  ABC pundits on domestic and foreign gunslingers: “The real world imposes its own priorities.”

 

Politics

3%

450

3/26/21

+0.1%

4/9/21

435.99      

436.43      

Michigan GOP chair calls for assassination of Democratic “witches”.  Capitol rioters buy “I Was There!” t-shirts, leading to easy arrests.  President Joe tops 1.9M Covid handouts with 2M infrastructure plan, paid for by (still unvalidated) taxes on the rich… raising corporate taxes from 21% to 28%... and appoints five Cabineteers to manage it.

 

Economics

3%

450

3/26/21

+0.8%

4/9/21

397.93     

400.18     

Suez cargoship finally moved after giving “capitalism a heart attack” (Jimmy Kimmel).  Vegas reopens as gamblers flush with government cash return to Stim City.  Nike denies complicity, condemns $1,300 “Satan Shoes” with a drop of human blood.  CDC extends eviction moratorium to Fourth of July,

 

Crime

1%

150

3/26/21

+0.6%

4/9/21

255.59

254.06

Mass shootings continue: 10 (2 dead) in Virginia Beach, NC road rage shooter kills mother of six.  Artist Charles Russell busts Atlanta copycat with five guns.  Doubling of teen carjackings (including fatal DC heist by 13 and 15 year old girls) blamed on CV children out of school with nothing else to do but kill people and play videogames.  Roblox accused of enabling juvenile Black Handers to bully and extort smaller kids for cybercash.  Over 900 frauds busted for filching fake plague funds.  Idiots posting their vaxx cards on social media getting their identities (such as they are) stolen.  NYPD arrests paroled mommy murderer for beating up Asian granny.  K-9 sniffs out fentanyl wrapped in breakfast burrito.  Italian mob boss busted after appearing on cooking show. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTS of GOD

(6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment/Weather

3%

450

3/26/21

  -0.1%

4/9/21

414.80

414.39

Long track Cat Three tornadoes in Georgia and Alabama have winds up to 170 mph, 90 mph. winds in Wyoming, 70 mph. winds in Northeast, Texas twisters and Tennessee floods (6 in. in Nashville).  Record high temperatures in West, record lows in Southeast.  More drivers on the road help air pollution to rebound to pre-plague levels.

 

Natural/Unnatural Disaster

3%

450

3/26/21

  -0.2%

4/9/21

413.50

412.67

Fires close Mount Rushmore, Presidents sneeze.  Nine year old migrant drowns in Rio Grande.  Iowa crew team capsizes, two more drown. 

 

LIFESTYLE/JUSTICE INDEX   (15%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science, Tech, Education

4%

600

3/26/21

 -0.1%

4/9/21

654.16

653.51

Near disaster when child types gibberish on Daddy’s national nuclear strategy computer, left unattended.  Yet another Space X rocket explodes on the pad.

 

Equality (econ./social)

4%

600

3/26/21

 -0.3%

4/9/21

566.59

564.89

SW Airlines exec on the hot seat for anti-San Francisco rant.  Palmdale CA teacher accuses student of lying… lawsuits multiply.  Anti-Asian hate crimes up 833% since start of plague. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health

4%

600

3/26/21

 -0.2%

4/9/21

507.31

 

506.30

 

China refuses to cooperate with W.H.O. on plague origins.  JAMA President cancelled for racism.  Plastic pollution said to be causing penis shrinkage, 2000 cases of salmonellic Sabra hummus recalled.

 

Plague

    nc

- 102.41

- 102.41

Erik Trump defends Daddy – says: ”My Father saved millions of lives.”

 

Freedom and Justice

3%

450

3/26/21

 +0.1%

4/9/21

452.90

453.35

Derek Chauvin trial begins with witness testimony.  MAGASen. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl) investigated for pedophilia; he calls it extortion.  USD settles gymnasts’ suit against gropy gyncecologist for 1.1B.  Billion!  “Real Housewives” star Jenny Shah  in real trouble facing 50 yrs. in real jail for telemarketing scam.  DC appeals court question Tennessee bond release of Capitol rioter and his riotous Mommy.  Jacob Blake sues Kenosha police for shooting and paralyzing him.

 

MISCELLANEOUS and TRANSIENT INDEX   (7%)

 

 

 

Cultural incidents

3%

450

3/26/21

 +0.2%

4/9/21

500.69

501.69

VP Kamala’s stepdaughter and hubby introduced to Presidential prerogatives by sharp SNL parodies.  God slaps down Sister Jean – NCAA Final Four are set (above).  SCOTUS will hear case for paying collegiate athletes.  MLB reopens under plague protocols, NFL promises full stadiums (and 17 games) when they open in the fall.  Broadway promises re-opening in fall (or maybe winter) with Princess Diana musical… “Game of Thrones” slated for 2023.

 

 

Miscellaneous incidents

4%

450

3/26/21

+0.3%

4/9/21

474.00           

475.42           

Oscars still weeks off, but NAACP Image Awards posthumously honors actor Chadwick Boseman, Kennedy Center awards Medal of Freedom to Mitt Romney (apparently for impeachment vote).  “The Talk” awards walking papers to Sharon as lawyers negotiate her golden parachute.  RIP children’s book author Beverly Cleary (104), Waterburglar G. Gordon Liddy (90), Tik Tok star Rochelle Harper.

 

             

The Don Jones Index for the week of March 26th, through April 1st, 2021 was DOWN 0.16 points.

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ATTACHMENT ONE – From  this Lesson, above.  Answers…

All twenty-six items are True!

A few, however, might be improved by analysis…

          (K)    Kiss suppression refers to the act, not the band.  Prosecutors are considering impeachable or criminal charges against NY Governor Cuomo, against whom nine women (to date) have come forward with allegations most foul (as well as his coverup of nursing home plague deaths).  One of his accusers swears that he asked her for a kiss.  If this is upheld as criminal, thousands… perhaps millions… of sweaty, jittery high school students at the Junior Prom could face a lifetime of wanton discrimination, degradation and disrespect owing to their criminal records.

          (L)    Lady Gaga’s dogwalker was not the racist, he is, in fact, at least a martyr… maybe a hero… for trying to save her pooches.  The dogwalker was a different lady, seen on TV berating a birdwatcher.

          (Q)    Essentially true… however, the distinguished gentlewoman from Georgia has specified that the Jewish collaborationist aliens are reptilian.  The amphibians are from a different planet, and doing their dastardly deeds under the auspices of a different cabal – maybe Mexican, maybe Chinese.  Something…

          (S)    Their monolith was made of gingerbread!

          (T)    See this.

          (V) and (Z)    Both names are reportedly still in branding Beta-test.  

 

 

ATTACHMENT TWO – From the New York Times

Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz and Nonstop Depravity

IN A MEMOIR OF HIS VICES, HUNTER BIDEN SENDS A LOVE LETTER TO HIS BROTHER.

 

By Maureen Dowd, April 3, 2021

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WASHINGTON — A Twitter wag summed it up best: “Matt Gaetz is everything the Republicans were looking for in Hunter Biden.”

The Times’s report about a federal investigation into whether the Florida congressman had a sexual relationship with a minor and paid for her to travel has set off a scandal worthy of a pulp paperback, one swirling with claims of extortion, Ecstasy, an orgy, a hula hoop and sex trafficking, along with an Iranian hostage and, of course, a cameo by Roger Stone.

We are awash in sordid tales of Gaetz — the Beavis to Donald Trump’s Butt-Head — creating a point system for sexual conquests and showing nude photos of women to other (often appalled) lawmakers on the House floor.

The moment crystallizes Republican hypocrisy. Trump and Gaetz viciously beat up on Hunter Biden, undeterred by their own vices.

As it happens, Hunter begins his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” with a scene of him watching Gaetz on TV reading a magazine excerpt about Hunter’s addiction into the record of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing during Trump’s first impeachment.

Biden writes:

“‘I don’t want to make light of anybody’s substance abuse issues …’ Gaetz said, snickering for the cameras as he made light of my substance abuse issues.

“‘Again, I’m not … casting any judgment on any challenges someone goes through in their personal life,’ Gaetz continued, as he cast judgment on my personal life. … Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could dispatch any candidate of decency from either party — all while diverting attention from his own corrupt behavior. Where’s Hunter?

“I’m right here. I’ve faced and survived worse. … I’m not going anywhere. I’m not a curio or sideshow to a moment in history, as all the cartoonish attacks try to paint me. I’m not Billy Carter or Roger Clinton, God bless them. I am not Eric Trump or Donald Trump Jr.”

Yes, for all his messy, self-destructive behavior, this Hunter has never slaughtered and posed with wild animals or whipped up a crowd for an insurrection.

For years, Joe Biden’s second son has been a tabloid buffet of strippers, leaked photos, crack pipes, family love triangles, an incriminating laptop, a stray gun and ethical quandaries.

When the book was announced two months ago, it seemed like another bad calculation by Hunter, sure to overshadow his father’s presidential honeymoon.

But it isn’t. The book, ineffably sad and beautifully written, tears the tabloid face off the story about an American family that has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The outline is familiar but the details are wrenching, proving that drugs can drag anyone down, even a famous politician’s privileged son who drove into inner cities to buy crack in his Porsche and who had plenty of Burisma “funny money,” as he called it, to rehab-hop. Even his father, chasing him down a driveway after a family intervention, could not overcome “crack’s dark power.”

Page after page, you wonder: How the hell is this guy still alive?

At 51, Hunter has not lost his knack for getting tangled up in messes. He offered a disingenuous reply in a CBS interview airing Sunday about the notorious laptop he supposedly forgot to pick up from a Delaware repair shop: “There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was the — that it was Russian intelligence.” No one is buying that.

The book recounts a litany of other times he left incriminating evidence in rental cars, got ripped off in drug deals or had his Gucci loafers, $800 sports coat and Rimowa luggage stolen by the “scummy subculture” he was hanging with in Hollywood hotels.

And while he writes that he would not go on the Burisma board if he had to do it over again, be