While We Were On Hiatus…

This Caught Our Attention

The administration actually said that the Snatch and Grab robberies we are seeing at high end outlets is because of Covid. Really, they did. Because of Covid, you need to rob that Gucci bag and jewelry.
Did you see the MSM cover this ridiculous statement?

The DCC actually put out a “thank you Joe Biden graph” for gas prices dropping by two cents a gallon last week. Not only was that dumb, but it also implies that the president is responsible for gas prices, which they have tried to avoid.
Did you see the graph and story in the MSM?

Was there a time when a Kennedy wrote a political book and there was no coverage?
There is now.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a bestseller with his book skewering Dr. Anthony Fauci, no thanks to what his publisher calls a “total media blackout.”
“The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” continued its reign atop the Amazon and USA Today bestseller lists and fifth on The New York Times’ list of top book sales.
The book is moving off shelves even though technology platforms refuse to carry its advertising.
Mainstream media outlets won’t touch it, much to the frustration of Tony Lyons, president and publisher of Skyhorse Publishing.
“I defy you to find a single case where the No. 1 bestselling book in America over a 16-day period has not been mentioned in one mainstream newspaper in the country,” he said.
“We pitched Bobby Kennedy to all of the mainstream media outlets: television, newspapers, and none of those places have even asked to see a copy of the book,” he said.
That’s your MSM today.

While on media fairness, remember all the noise about what a lousy Governor Florida’s DeSantis was with the Covid in his state? How much coverage have you seen on the fact Florida has the lowest Covid case rate In America?
Your biased MSM at work.
Maybe they’re still trying to figure out how to explain their hero Gov. Cuomo is accused of lying on Covid deaths.

This was disturbing to read. Is the MSM covering it as they should? What part did they play in this?
The National Fraternal Order of Police said that 2021 is already the bloodiest year in history for American law enforcement officers.  
As of this week, the National Fraternal Order of Police reported that 314 police officers were shot in the line of duty — 58 of whom were killed.

Then I saw the Administration put a travel ban on for a number of countries, eight in Africa.
I recalled these quotes when former President Trump did one country:
Candiate Joe Biden: “Trump further diminished the U.S. in the eyes of the world by expanding his travel ban. This new “African Ban,” is designed to make it harder for black and brown people to immigrate to the United States. It’s a disgrace, and we cannot let him succeed.”

Speaker Pelosi: “The Trump Admin’s expansion of its un-American travel ban is a threat to our security, our values and the rule of law. Barring more than 350 million people from predominantly African countries from traveling to the US, this rule is discrimination disguised as policy.”

VP (then Senator)Harris: “Trump’s extended un-American travel ban undermines our nation’s core values. It is clearly driven by hate, not security.”

What changed? To me it was only the media coverage. Did they call these leaders on this? Of course not.

The MSM covered the Rittenhouse case (and had the population thinking he had shot minorities) and the Arbery case which was a bias one, but where is the coverage of the Jussie Smollett trial and his staged hate crime?
Your biased media at work.

So the administration is about to restart the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy as a court said their unwinding it was unlawful.
Are you ready for the MSM reporting on the administration has stopped the border crisis?
Can the administration and media really fool that many people that often?

Let me make sure I understand this.
The Green Administration wants to give you a $12,500 rebate if you buy an electric car. Sound good?
The first car of course to wheel you in, wait until you go to replace it. But, that’s another story.
This one is on electric cars? You know who is not eligible? Tesla.
Wait, Tesla is the American innovative car that is leading the way. Why not them?
The administration says the car must be electric and made in a union shop. Tesla isn’t union. No rebate.
So American – yes. A leader – yes. But we’ll support foreign cars over them. Make sense to you?
Did the media report this?

One final thought today on the Build Back Better bill. You know the trillion dollars more spending on top of the infrastructure bill. The one where magically more spending will not add to inflation but cure it.
Well, for all those counting on Joe Manchin to block it (remember he voted for the first Biden spending bill and the infrastructure one), here’s his quote on CNN last night on BBB:
Manchin said that if Schumer were to put the bill on the floor he “wouldn’t have any idea how I’m going to vote until I walk in.”
That’s someone with a firm view, isn’t it?

Have A Great Weekend. Cancel The Cancel Culture.

Thinking Out Loud…

First Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours

In this short week as we get ready to celebrate the holidays let’s stop and give thanks for all we have. As you celebrate, hopefully with those you love, we send our best to you. Happy Thanksgiving.

Now For Some Thoughts On The News

They set the bail for the Wisconsin parade driving murderer at $5 million. Let’s see, that’s $4,999,000 more than the bail he was on for two cases already.
In one he is charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and battery. 
In the other case he is charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm. In that case, a woman told police that Mr. Brooks deliberately ran her over with the same vehicle he killed with on Sunday.

And the Democrats want no bail. Do people know what they are voting for?

If you missed this, then you don’t know the left wants to make it even worse. No one should be incarcerated.
This from “Axios on HBO,” 
Jonathan Swan challenged Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on the breadth of a plan for closing federal prisons that she has endorsed — and is supported by some criminal-justice activists.
“Everyone’s like, Oh my God, we’re going to just release everybody.” Tlaib said. 
Swan interjected that the BREATHE Act actually says:
Release everyone from federal prisons over 10 years.
She defended that Act and plan.
Then we get crime, robberies, rapes and murders from those who have no business being on the street.

I ask again: Do people know what they vote for?

Remember when the FBI was unimpeachable? It seems every week there is another story that says otherwise. Yesterday it was announced the U.S. will pay $127.5 million to families in the Parkland school shooting. Why?
The settlement resolves claims made by 40 survivors and families from 16 of the 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., over the FBI’s failure to investigate tips warning the shooter had guns and planned to attack.
The FBI missed it.

And On The Administration

After stopping pipelines and drilling, then begging OPEC and the Russians for more oil, the President has now decided to tap the emergency pipeline. Emergency? You mean the one he created?
They are planning to release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Reserve.
You know how much that is? Two and a half days maybe. This is their solution?
The other question is what about the reserve?
Well they said it will be replenished. Oh, that solves the shortage.
Mr, President, the answer is “drill baby drill.” Turn America loose.
Did the people know they were voting for higher gas prices and begging OPEC and the Russians for oil?

And the President renominated Jay Powell as Fed Chair. Liberal Senators like Elizabeth Warren had come out ahead of time saying they would vote against him.
Want an interesting fact?
When he was first nominated, guess which senator voted “no” then.
VP Kamala Harris is the answer.

Let’s not forget that the House passed the “Build Back Better” plan, that according to all the Democratic Leaders up to the President, costs us “zero.”
I guess they forgot to read the CBO report which said it adds more than $367 billion to the deficit.
Who votes for people who think you are so gullible that you believe it’s “zero” because they say it is?

I guess the same people who believe that it will help inflation.
After all, isn’t more spending the answer to run away spending?

What About Cuomo The Hero?

Remember when Andrew Cuomo was the hero – he wrote a book about leadership – won an Emmy?
He was the example of how to, and those Republican Governors like DeSantis were the villains?
Well, the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released the report from its lawyers on the allegations against the former Governor.
He was damned for sexual harassment and lying about the number of deaths from Covid.
No reason to write more. The leftist media lied. People died. They made a hero of a lying harasser.
They need to apologize for failure to do their jobs.

Everything about 2022 says Republican – But

But keep conscious of what we have been telling you of the divide in the Republican party. The question to us continues to be can Joe Biden and team mess things up far more than former President Trump can divide his party?
Here’s some of the latest from that:
In Maryland, the former President jumped in endorsing a candiate for Governor who backs his claims fully. The current Republican Governor said this: “Personally, I’d prefer endorsements from people who didn’t lose Maryland by 33 points.” Ouch.

In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp lamented that his conservative bona fides have been questioned by Mr. Trump, who has encouraged Georgia Republicans, including former Sen. David Perdue, to consider primary campaigns. “It’s insane,” Mr. Kemp said. Mr. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate in 28 years to lose in the state.

Former V.P. Pence said this: “I want to be clear. I’m going to be supporting incumbent Republican Governors.”

In Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell, the Trump backed candidate, backed out of the race after a judge handed his estranged wife sole legal custody of their children. His wife had alleged that Parnell attempted to choke her and hit their children. He denied the allegation, but suspended his campaign after the court ruling.

Here is the Republican dilemma.
A return of the former President in 2024 is music to the ears of Republicans, according to national polls.
However, the poll also shows the rest of the electorate would rather he stay on the sidelines.
Here are the numbers:
The Marquette Law School released a poll of adults that showed 60% of Republicans want Mr. Trump to run for president in 2024.
“Among all respondents, 28% would like to see Trump make another run for the presidency, while 71% do not want him to run again.”

That coincided with the release of a new OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) survey that found more than half of Arizona Republicans believe Mr. Trump should make a comeback in the next election. That compares to 27% of independent voters and less than a percent of Democrats who want Mr. Trump to run again.

Winning a primary and losing the general is not what this nation needs. Just look at the mess we’re in.

There’s so much more, but the holiday is here.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


Really? I Am Supposed To Believe These Lies?

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Really? I’m Supposed To Believe This?

Wait, you want the debate for the trillions of dollars of spending done by Friday? House Majority Leader Hoyer predicted that “most of” the floor debate on the massive bill will occur today. “And then I expect a vote on the Build Back Better final passage at the earliest Thursday and at hopefully the latest on Friday.” Really?

What happened to the CBO review of spending that was asked for by you (Hoyer and team) and demanded when the previous administration wanted to pass a bill? It was a “must” you said on any spending. 
Why was it the end all and be all then and now not important?

The answer, Congressional Democrats and the White House are rushing to discredit that looming CBO report because it will detail the lie that it costs “zero.”

Now Democrats are in a campaign to delegitimize the work of the Congressional Budget Office. They are claiming the nonpartisan federal agency, which is tasked with analyzing the fiscal impact of legislation, is unable to properly vet all of the provisions in Mr. Biden’s social welfare bill. 
“There’s wide agreement CBO doesn’t have experience analyzing revenue amounts gained from cracking down on wealthy tax cheats who are taking advantage of honest taxpayers,” said Andrew Bates, the White House’s director of rapid response.

Really? if you believe that you are beyond gullible. Where’s the “free press” to report the facts? Missing. 

Add This To The Above.

Yesterday everything was heightened as Treasury Secretary Yellen told Speaker Pelosi that Congress has until Dec. 15 to raise the nation’s borrowing authority or risk default. 

Okay, so spend more now before the CBO tells everyone how much more this will add to deficit spending and bankruptcy. 

Really, He Gave Himself An “A”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas graded himself with an “A for effort” on Tuesday, telling senators he believes the Biden administration is on the right track to solve the border’s chaos and to make up for what he called cruel Trump policies. 
“We’re on the road to success,” he said. 
Okay, someone define success for me. 
I guess it’s an open border and let whoever flow in. 

On another note, remember the charges of border patrol beating Haitian immigrants? We were told there would be an immediate review (in days) and charges. What happened? 
Yesterday Homeland Security issued a statement defending the lengthy delay in the investigation, saying the probe is following the “customary process.”
You know why? 
It didn’t happen and Mayorkas and the President lied about what happened. 
Media coverage of their damning false charges? Zero. 

Here’s another lie with no coverage.  
The President’s cyber director told congress that cyber attacks have been reduced from Russia. Yesterday the FBI told congress they have seen no decline.
Media coverage of this lie? Zero.

This n That – Really

Did you see this poll from W. Va? Sen. Manchin has a 61% approval rating in his state. President Biden has a 65% disapproval rate. 

By the way, here’s Manchin on the trillions they want to spend: 
Yesterday he “expressed skepticism” about arguments that President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill was a cure for inflation. He said the effort by White House officials to redefine the bill as a means to combat soaring prices needed further vetting.
“They say it’s going to lower inflation,” he said. “I’ll have to check on that one.” Me too, because it’s a lie.

They won’t listen, because they would rather beg and pay OPEC and the Russians:

Republican Senator Daines of Montana, wants to spur domestic energy production to combat skyrocketing gasoline and heating costs across the country. He introduced legislation requiring the Interior Department to restart oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters. 
The bill aims to boost domestic energy production, which has lagged since Jan 20th. “We must do what we can to bring back Made in America energy jobs and restore our global energy dominance by supporting an all-of-the-above energy portfolio which includes oil, gas, wind, solar and more.” 
Chances of getting to a vote in Schumer’s Senate – zero. 
Does America want it? No doubt.
Media coverage? Zero.

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture.

Just me…

Quick Takes

You know who’s really guilty in Kenosha, Wisconsin? The Governor and local officials who allowed the protesters and rioters to loot and burn down businesses.
As part of the whole 2020 permissiveness the police were asked to stand back. That move to support those doing damage, versus the law abiding business owners, led to the hiring and request for security.
The leaders of Wisconsin are guilty of failed leadership in the basic component of protection.

Now, should a 17 year old young man be encouraged to grab an AR15 and go out there? The answer to me is no. But, it should never have gotten to that point, and the people elected to protect the citizens failed them.

While we’re on that topic. Rittenhouse was attacked. He did not provoke from my standpoint.
His lead attacker was a child molester, out of jail and out of a mental hospital, who was looking for trouble. Who made the decision to release him? Who knew he was off the meds that were required? They are guilty too.

This report from the Associated Press (AP) today:
“As many as 160,000 active-duty members of the military are having trouble feeding their families.”
Hey, Mr President and Congressional Leaders pushing the additional trillions of spending, I have an idea for you. Instead of just pretty words on Veterans and Memorial Day, how about paying them back better.
You would even get public support for this.

Why doesn’t the press do it its job? How many know that since the President visited and promised a 24 hour effort to fix the supply chain in Los Angeles, the situation has worsened?
Here’s the report today:
“The throng of container ships anchored off the coast of Southern California grew by 43% since President Biden’s announcement a month ago that the ports there would start working around the clock and ease supply chain woes. A record 83 cargo ships sat off the coast Friday awaiting offload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California. That’s 25 more than the 58 container ships in the backup than when Mr. Biden made his announcement in mid-October.”

So, the President had his virtual meeting with China Leader Xi yesterday. Chairman Xi called President Biden his “good friend.” Imagine that. In his inner circles they called former President Trump the enemy. Which would you rather have them call our President?
Apparently they discussed “a wide slate of issues” at a moment of growing international concern over Cold War prospects between the U.S. and the world’s biggest communist power.
Oh really? How come they didn’t discuss China’s growing nuclear activity and power? How come they didn’t discuss the President’s number one issue Covid? Don’t we care how it started and came out of China?

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture.

Let Me Ask…

Do You Remember?

When gas prices were low and liberal politicians were requesting (in some cases demanding) we raise the gas tax on a gallon by ten to twenty cents? We wrote then are ” they thinking prices will never rise?”
Now with prices so high and rising more, do you hear anyone say reduce the gas tax? (Over 70 cents per gallon here in Conn.) You don’t and won’t. With liberals it’s always a one way street.

So, Steve Bannon has to surrender and appear in court today. He is charged by federal prosecutors with criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Do you remember when AG Eric Holder and head of IRS Lois Lerner did a similar defiance and nothing happened? Why is that?

How confident are you in President Biden meeting this evening with China Leader Xi? Me either.

Why is this so? Roughly 1.4 million fewer adults ages 25 to 54 are working or looking for a job than in the month before the pandemic hit. There are ten million unfilled jobs. Wages are up. What’s the story? I think I know. You?

So now the ABC and NBC polls are telling us that the Biden Presidency is failing so far. The anchors there and at other stations seem surprised. I am not. Are you? I didn’t think so.

Which brings us to Donald Trump. He needs to not make 2022 about him. Let it be about the Biden Administration.
Speaking of Trump, did you see his hotel business is selling the rights to its D.C. hotel for $375 million?

Why is the President picking today, with all the news, like his call with China, the jury charge in the Rittenhouse case and Steve Bannon turning himself in, to sign his infrastructure legislation? With Republicans coming to the signing ceremony, why wouldn’t he chose a less news filled day?

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture.

It Looks High…

man standing on stage

EDITORS NOTE: With tomorrow being Veterans Day we will be off honoring our veterans. From there we will be taking some time to travel and enjoy our great nation. Updates will be limited.

First Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps today. Thank you to all who served in the corp.
Tomorrow we all stop and pause and honor all veterans, our heroes, who served. We salute and thank you.

Are they sure?

Maybe the title here should be do you believe them? They being the administration who keeps telling us that inflation is temporary. This AM the consumer price index (CPI) was up 6.2% this year vs. last. Above what they said, and the highest in three decades.
Gas was up to S3.42. That’s a $1.31 above last year.
How come we know (knew) that inflation was real months ago and they keep saying no?
And why is more spending going to be good for this? Isn’t it the opposite?

And When You Hear Taxes Are Not For You

You know all that “tax the rich” and they should “pay their fair share”? How come we know it always trickles down and they are fooling people? Well here’s a recap on the original income tax in 1913.
Yes, 1913. We had no income taxes before that. Imagine, we won a revolution, fought a civil war and began building the foundation of America.
Remember 1913 is only 108 years ago, think about that as you read it:

The original 1913 income tax was 1% for people with incomes above $3,000 (about $83,000 today) and $4,000 in income for married couples (about $111,000 today). The top rate was 7% on $500,000 or more ($13.8 million). About 3% of the population was taxed. Congress promised the public two things:
Tax rates would never go above 10%, and the middle class would never pay the tax.
A few short years later, the highest rate was 70%, and almost everyone got socked with this new income tax to be paid by the rich.

When The Media Is Fair

Did you see the clips of Rep. Adam Schiff’s interview on The View?
What a great example of what a fair media can be and do. He was confronted about his lies for three years about seeing Russian Collusion with the Trump administration for three years. It was a real example of the questions many should be answering about the hoax instead of trying to perpetuate even now.
The interviewer was Morgan Ortagus who is a former State Department spokesperson.  

On the other side the MSM continues to cover Jan. 6th as if people intended to blockade themselves in Nancy Pelosi’s office and declare themselves the new government. This morning the headlines were that the former President cannot claim executive privilege over documents related to that day.
I am fine with that. But I want the same coverage (which is no where in the MSM) on the Clinton Campaign, the Steele Dossier, and what the real collusion was.
I just want fairness.

Speaking of former President Trump, he said he will “probably” announce his final decision about whether to run for president in 2024 after the 2022 midterms. That is good news for the Republicans. If he were to announce before then the 2022 would be about him.
That leaves one area he can hurt the party in 2022.
The candidates he endorses (because they support his stolen election claim), where he goes and what he says.
Here’s a story from The Hill on that:
“GOP senators are worried that former President Trump could thwart their hopes of winning back the Senate majority next year with his support for controversial primary candidates who they fear could turn away female voters.”
For example — in Pennsylvania: “The latest bombshell to rock the 2022 Senate election landscape came this week when the estranged wife of Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell testified in court Monday that he strangled her and hit their children. The allegation in a child custody hearing would be enough to derail a Senate campaign, but Parnell is still considered the front-runner in the Republican primary thanks to Trump’s powerful endorsement.”
And in Georgia: “A similar dynamic is emerging in Georgia, where Trump has jumped in early to back candidates despite allegations from women of threatening behavior and sexual assault.”  
Some Republicans are understandably worried this could hurt their chances to retake the Senate.

Short Takes

A bipartisan group of senators said Tuesday they are seeking a “9/11-style commission” to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic began, the U.S. government’s response and ways to prevent a similar tragedy.
This is a great idea and long overdue. It’s time to call China on this – overtime.

Next year the landscape was initially favorable for Democrats running in senate races. It has become less so as events in Washington have unfolded. Yesterday they got a break. One seat that Republicans saw as a real opportunity was New Hampshire. However, the candidate they thought who could win was Gov Chris Sununu.
He surprised all yesterday announcing he had opted to run for a fourth term in Concord. He said he had little appetite for being 1 of 100 lawmakers after six years as the Granite State’s chief executive.

As noted above, the Trump endorsed candidate for the Senate in Pa. has issues that may derail his campaign. Here’s a report from the Washington Examiner on someone who is ready to announce his candidacy: |
Physician and TV personality Mehmet Oz is preparing to jump into the Pennsylvania Senate race.


I Get It And I Don’t Get It…

I Get It that USA Today has a poll out that says the President is at 39% approval but we will likely see an uptick in the period ahead. Why? Favorable media coverage of his overseas trip, the infrastructure bill getting passed and his anger at the press question over money to illegal immigrants.

I Don’t Get that payment for family separation. The President should be scorched over this. He clearly didn’t know about it when first asked.
He then lied about the actual question, saying he was asked about all. No, he wasn’t asked about all immigrants. He was asked about those separated. He then made it seem as if we lost kids. No we didn’t. People never came for them. Which means they weren’t their kids or something else was going on.
Finally, these people broke the law. When you get arrested are you separated from your children? Should we pay criminals now?
When we send soldiers to war aren’t they separated from their kids? We certainly don’t pay them $450,000. Even if they get killed and never come home.
The MSM might coverup now that the President mislead, but come election 2022, this will be a major campaign issue and it will hurt those supporting it.

I Get why the infrastructure bill passed. I think both sides wanted it. It’s the extra Build Back Better spending plan that is the issue. The differences between the Democratic sides is wide. It is even wider with the Republicans. It will be worth watching as this “negotiation” unfolds.
I see they have a tentative agreement on SALT. Its raising the $10K limit to$80K. Wait until you see a fair analysis of who will benefit from this. It’s the opposite of “tax the rich.”

I Get they’re saying the BBB bill is for $1.75 Trillion. Well two leading fiscal watchdogs are saying the true cost is far higher. A model released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business projected the real cost of the spending package could be more than $4.26 trillion.
What the CBO says will be key. Wait for this.

I Get why this happened so quickly, do you? Numerous police departments in Northern Virginia say the public can expect to see expanded police presence at shopping malls, public centers and gatherings in response to a potential threat. The threat to shopping malls emanated from intelligence possibly linked to ISIS, according to multiple law enforcement and intelligence sources. If you’re surprised you missed what happened in Afghanistan.

I Get why the MSM is not covering all the incredible information coming out on the whole Russian Collusion scandal. They now know how deep this went into the Clinton Campaign and that the whole thing was a made up lie. Their problem is how to cover it now that they won awards over three years for their coverage of the Trump connections that weren’t. Will they ever call Adam Schiff a liar as they easily did those who said this was a hoax from the outset? I doubt it.

I Don’t Get why anyone in the administration thinks it’s a good idea for the VP to leave today for Europe to discuss border issues, when she is in charge of our southern border. Maybe because when she was asked about visiting that border she said “I never visited Europe either.”
Okay then, but last I looked the border you are in charge of is failing as never before.
Maybe that’s why the President as reported in the USA poll was at 38%. Harris, well she was at 28%. Is she going to recover as we expect him to? Not by going to Europe to talk about their borders.

Have A Great Week. Cancel the Cancel Culture.

Onto To 2022…

Some Election Thoughts

You’ve seen all the big news on the election and the results in Virginia and New Jersey. Let me add some tidbits.

Is it me or does it seem that late reporting is always in big cities, which are Democratic areas? Don’t they have the best and latest technology? Why is there always an issue?

From Politico today:  
In the end, Biden may have mattered more than Donald Trump in Youngkin’s triumph over McAuliffe.  According to exit polls, Biden was about as unpopular as Trump in Virginia. But Biden embraced the race as a referendum on his presidency and campaigned in the state while Trump, to his great annoyance, was persuaded to stay away.
Isn’t that interesting? They think It came down to who was able to keep a President away.

One interesting fact about the Virginia vote.
You may remember the analysis was that Trump lost the suburbs in 2020. He lost the Virginia suburbs 45-53. Well last night Youngkin won the suburbs 53-47.

I was watching the Minneapolis vote on police. As you know, pre polls indicated it would pass.
In the voting booth Minneapolis voted sanity. 56% voted against replacing its police with a new department of public safety.

Remember Seattle?
In its mayor’s race, Democrat Bruce Harrell, who called for more police funding was the winner over an opponent who endorsed cutting police budgets.
And a law-and-order Republican, Ann Davison, defeated a self-described police “abolitionist” in the city attorney race.

With Virginia in the books, now what for the Democrats?
This from Punchbowl:
A congressman from New Jersey speaking for the moderates about the results there: “F*ing” disaster down ballot and way too close at the top. Not enough excitement at top of NJ ticket — Biden, Covid, etc. No accomplishments. Should have passed infrastructure a month ago.” 
A top aide to House progressives on the McAuliffe defeat: “It’s absurd to blame progressives for Virginia. A) This was a culture war election, not about federal issues. B) Terry McAuliffe is a centrist. C) If you want to fault D.C., fault the tiny group of conservative Dems who intentionally blocked childcare, prescription drug reform, universal pre-k, and paid leave all fall.”

And such is the divide that they will try and narrow this week.

Outside The Election

The State and Local Tax issue (SALT) is becoming a real divide in the Democratic party. The representatives from the big blue states demand it be rescinded. The progressives see it as a tax break for the rich. Look at this
from The Hill:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Called the proposed five-year SALT cap repeal “beyond unacceptable.” 
From CNN:
Tax the rich? Maybe not. Democrats’ spending plan could be a tax cut for the rich, budget watchdog finds.
From Punchbowl:
“My guess is the majority of Americans with a net worth of $50 (million) to $300 million would get a tax cut under the Build Back Better plan with a full repeal of SALT,” said Jason Furman, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President Obama.  
The bill would do more for the super-rich than it does for climate change, child care or preschool. That’s obscene,” he continued, adding that some billionaires would even get a net tax cut from the combo of the Build Back Better plan and the SALT repeal.

More on the divide. Look at this from Rep Cori Bush:
She ripped Senator Manchin over his spending bill opposition, referring to the senator as “anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman and anti-immigrant.” She added, “Joe Manchin does not get to dictate the future of our country.”

The President Returns Home

How did the President do at the conference? What do you remember the most about his time there?
Was it a policy accomplishment? Falling asleep during a speech? The large contingent he took with him?
One thing I will say.
Stop apologizing for America, will you please. This time it was for the Paris Accord and our exit from it.
Well, Mr. President, we actually met and exceeded every goal that was in the agreement.
We backed out because the world’s largest polluters, China and India, were excused from any controls for a decade. Why is that?
Let’s get this straight. We are not the issue today. Others are.
If you are going to support China building coal plants, Russia to build pipelines and explore all it wants and India to continue in its path, don’t apologize for me.
What are you accomplishing slowing out economy and reversing our thirty year pursuit to be energy independent?
And if you are going to tell me we were the largest polluter in the past, I have a message for you.
Next time you travel to Europe take a visit to the gravesides of our soldiers all around there. We saved them and the world because we built ourselves. We don’t need to apologize for anything.

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I’m Thinking…

That the Virginia Governor’s race is far closer than some polls and stations are reporting. Those saying there is an eight point gap are way off in my view.
I see a two point difference and it can go either way.

The question I have is ,if outside help for both parties is actually helping or hurting them.

As an example.
VP Harris was there and said the Virginia election is a “bellwether” of what will happen in future elections in 2022 and 2024. “The power is in your hands and elections matter.” She added, “If you hadn’t done what you did in 2020, I wouldn’t be standing here.” 
With the latest polls, does America want Biden and Harris standing there? Do they want more of it?

Then we have former President Trump’s “Tel Rally” tonight.
Does that help Republican Youngkin or drive more Democratic voters to the polls?
If Youngkin voters need a Trump push tonight, that is not a good sign for his campaign.

So I ask you, who is happier with the Harris visit and the Trump “rally” tonight. Their party or the opponent?

You know what’s a big issue with the Democrats passing their spending bill? SALT.
Moderate Democrats are threatening to sink the $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate bill if it doesn’t restore the federal income tax deductions. This of course mostly benefits blue states.

The lawmakers, who represent high-tax states in the Northeast and the West, are demanding the bill include State and Local Tax deductions. “No SALT, no dice,” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a leading moderate Democrat.
Now passing SALT means a tax break for the rich, because the majority of the benefit goes to them.
Interesting dilemma for the Democrats in congress.

Can it get any crazier than the proposal to make $450,000 payments to illegal immigrants?
How can you explain this to people?
Someone crosses the border illegally and we pay them now? We’re rewarding law breaking now?

If the administration goes forward with this, that could be the end of any support. Who is going to run and defend this when we pay families of soldiers killed in action receive less? When working people are struggling for money? Who thought was a good idea?

This wasn’t good news for the administration.
Consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in 30 years in September.
The commerce department reported their inflation gauge, the personal-consumption-expenditures price index, rose 4.4% in September from the previous year, the fastest pace since 1991.
Yet we’re told inflation is going to go away. I guess if the shelves are empty you can’t raise the price. Is that it?

One measure of what consumers are thinking is the index of consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan. It showed Americans remain in a glum mood. The index fell to 71.7 in October from 72.8 in September. It remains well below the level of 101 registered in February 2020, before the pandemic hit.

One more gauge today.
About 62% of American adults are either working or looking for work. That’s the lowest rate since the 1970s.
Now the administration is telling us things are going great.
You think so?

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture. Vote Tomorrow.

Well Now…

If you’re surprised about this — then I am surprised.

Colin Kahl, the Pentagon’s top policy advisor, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State Khorasan, known as ISIS-K, and al-Qaida both have the intent to launch attacks on the West. In fact, they could have the ability to attack the United States within six months to a year.
Who is ISIS-K?
Well they were responsible for the deadly suicide bombings outside Afghanistan’s Kabul airport that killed so many, including our soldiers.
Kahl added, the intelligence community currently assesses that ISIS-K could do so as early as next spring, and al-Qaida “could potentially develop that capability within one to two years.”
How is that possible?
It all goes back to the failed Afghanistan withdrawal. The administration owns this, but they won’t stand up. They’ll blame everyone else.

WELL NOW, at least he’s consistent:
Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), who voted to impeach Trump over Jan. 6, has now called for President Biden to leave office.
“President Biden, you yourself said ‘The Buck stops here.’ Do the American people a favor. Resign and turn the job over to someone who can handle it.”

WELL NOW isn’t this interesting too:
The Senate voted to confirm a handful of Biden ambassador nominations — including former Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to be ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain to be the ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
The two anti Trumpers from Arizona get rewarded.

WELL NOW: Seattle, Minneapolis and the police?
In Seattle there are two candidates. One is a store owner who’s building was attacked in the riots and is pro police. The other is for defunding.
A poll released this week shows the Pro candidate ahead 48-32.
What’s more among people of color, 57% wanted more police and only 35% wanted to shift money away.
Hmm, maybe that summer of love was too much.

In Minneapolis the story is a little different:
A recent poll found that voters supported a ballot measure reconfiguring the police department by 49% to 41%.
What was interesting was the support was mainly from White voters. They backed the idea 51% to 40%.
Minority voters showed a 47 – 42 opposition to the plan. They want more police.

WELL NOW, that’s a switch.
Herschel Walker has turned Mitch McConnell and gotten his support for the senate in Georgia.
This comes after the expressions of deep concern among establishment Republicans that Walker’s past, including accusations of domestic violence, would undermine the party’s chances in one of its top takeover targets. McConnell was reported as actively looking for other options to run instead.
The guess is, with Trump’s support, Walker would win the primary. Of course. Now, can he win the General Election? We doubt it, and if we’re right, it is a major blow to the Republicans’ chances of winning the senate.

LET”S SEE NOW: Comings and goings.
The President is going to Capital Hill in the morning to try and get his party to agree on a deal.
Then he is going on TV to claim he has a deal for the environment and maybe on spending (A framework).
Then he’s flying off to Europe for days of meetings with other world leaders. Won’t that be interesting?
As he leaves, a large caravan continues its march to our “closed border.”
Let’s keep an eye on how the MSM plays the first three while it ignores the last.

RESIGN: WELL NOW, the list is growing:
If you watched any part of the AG Garland hearing before the senate you know he had a rough day. Included were a few “thank goodness you were not selected to the court, you should resign now” comments.
With that in mind, I thought you’d like to browse the calls from Republicans for Biden officials to resign:

President Joe Biden: Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Roger Marshall, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep.Louie Gohmert, Rep. Mariannette Miller Meeks, Rep. Andrew Clyde, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Jody Hice, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Rutherford, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Rep. Greg Murphy, Rep. Tom Rice, RepByron Donalds, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, RepMike Garcia, Rep. Mike Waltz, Rep. Elise StefanikRep. Brian J. Mast, Rep. Bob Good, Rep. Matthew M. Rosendale Sr., Rep. Barry Moore, Rep. Bill Posey, Rep. Russ Fulcher, Rep.Andy Harris, Rep. Mary E. Miller, Rep. Michael Cloud, Rep. Claudia Tenney, Rep. Jerry L. Carl, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Steven M. Palazzo, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Yvette Herrell, Rep. Debbie Lesko, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Mike JohnsonRep. Ralph Norman

Vice President Kamala Harris: Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Greg Steube

Secretary of State Antony Blinken: Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Rep. Barry Moore, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Rep. Jim Banks, Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Tim Burchett, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Chip Roy

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Ashley Hinson, Rep. Claudia Tenney, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Rep. Ronny Jackson 

Attorney General Merrick Garland: Sen. Josh Hawley and Sen. Tom Cotton 

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Andrew Clyde, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Clay Higgins, Rep. Ralph Norman, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Rick Crawford, Rep. Morgan Griffith, Rep. Andy Harris, Rep. Jody Hice, Rep. Mary Miller, Rep. Bill Posey, Rep. Matthew Rosendale, Rep. David Schweikert

Joint Chiefs Chair Mark Milley: Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Josh Hawley, Rep. Barry Moore, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Andrew Clyde, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Clay Higgins, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Jerry Carl, Rep. Michael Cloud, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Robert Good, Rep. Morgan Griffith, Rep. Andy Harris, Rep. Diana Harshbarger, Rep. Yvette Herrell, Rep. Jody Hice, Rep. Mary Miller, Rep. Ralph Norman, Rep. Steven Palazzo, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Bill Posey, Rep. Matthew Rosendale, Rep. John Rutherford, Rep. Claudia Tenney  

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan: Sen. Josh Hawley and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks 

Special Climate Envoy John Kerry: Rep. Barry Moore

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg: Rep. Ronny Jackson

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Well it’s only been nine months in office. I’m sure the list will grow!

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What Now?

Wait, I thought the Administration was telling us there are one hundred Americans left in Afghanistan. Now they say there are 450 or more?
WHY is this administration allowed to get away with this? Where is a fair non biased media to call them on it?

While on the administration, can someone please tell me WHAT VP Harris is doing about the border crisis? Even that sham about fixing the “root causes” is long gone. It was all a lie.
Where is the border czar who looked at us and the media and said the border “was closed?”
How does the media not cover the failure at the border, especially today with a caravan marching defiantly toward it? ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC don’t think it’s news. WHY?

I heard it and then rewound the tape to be sure of what I heard. WHAT was it?
Rep. IIhan Omar of Minneapolis, she of the “Defund the Police” fame, now blames the police for rising crime rates in Minneapolis. You mean murder is up 116% because of the police and not your defunding movement?

Why would President Biden repeat the debunked Amtrak story for the fifth time? Even CNN called the story untrue with the facts he talks about. So WHY keep telling it over and over in the same manner?
The story is so bad that CNN found out the conductor he talks about (Ang Negri) could not have had that conversation with him that Biden claims. WHY? Check the dates:
Biden became VP in 2008. The conductor retired in 1993. He says he got the mileage in 2016 that the conductor told him about. Well the conductor passed away in 2014.

Did we need the Washington Post to tell us (in a correction posted in the paper) that it had inaccurately reported that a crowd chanted “Let’s go Brandon” at a Donald Trump Jr. rally a few weeks ago and not what they really chanted? We know WHAT we heard, how did you not?

Speaking of which (Let’s Go Brandon), in what is believed to be a musical first, two different rap anthems with the same name — “Let’s Go Brandon” — held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots Monday on the iTunes top 10. Read that again. The top spots in iTunes. WHY? Readers of this blog don’t have to ask.

The President spent most of the 2020 campaign at home because of the Covid. Yesterday he went on the trail in Virginia. He gave a 15 minute campaign speech. He mentioned Donald Trump 24 times. WHAT?
Do you think he thought it was 2019? Last I looked Donald Trump wasn’t running for Governor in Virginia.

When he wasn’t talking about Donald Trump he was telling us how great the economy was and that it was all because of his policies. WHAT’S that now?
Empty shelves, broken supply chain, failed exit in Afghanistan, inflation, broken border and record debt, among other issues, is a success? Maybe he did think it was 2019.

Oh, REALLY, this won’t be an issue. I am referring to the new billionaires tax being pushed today. First of all it may not be legal. You see, we give the government the right to tax our income. In this case we want to tax gains before they become income. Second, even the Speaker says this will generate only about $250 billion dollars. They want to pass $2-3 Trillion. Where’s the rest coming from?
Now if you think this tax on untaken gains won’t slowly (or not so slowly) make its way down to all classes then you don’t know politicians and spending.
So, if a stock goes up, you pay under this program. What happens when it drops? Same for the value of your home?
WHAT’S the solution? How about spending less? Canceling programs? Send people back to work. You know those novel ideas.

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture.


I’m Looking For The Logic Here

So there’s a Bumper Sticker that says,  “American-made products don’t get stuck on cargo ships.”
Now isn’t that logical and easy to understand?

Speaking of logic, I keep seeing and hearing the President on the air saying his new spending program “is free” and actually a “tax cut.” First of all logic tells me $3 Trillion in spending is not “free.”
Next, since when is a tax raise (on any income group) a “tax cut?” Are your taxes going down?
Where’s the logic in repeating this over and over?

Remember when inflation was reported by the administration to be temporary and gone soon? Now we see it lasting all year and prices rising all around us.
Janet Yellen, one of the earlier “temporaries,” now says: that “high inflation in consumer prices that is stretching pocketbooks thin will spill over into 2022 before slowing down the second half of next year.”
Oh, now we’re back to the second half of next year.
Didn’t we common folks know that earlier this year?

This as former Treasury Secretary (Democrat) Larry Summers’ openly criticized the Federal Reserve and other central banks as too focused on “woke” social issues reflects a growing concern that policymakers aren’t paying enough attention to inflation.
Is it too logical to see what is happening around us to realize that inflation is a real issue?

Then the administration is telling us that out of stock and shelf problems is because we are in such great shape because of their policies and that people are buying so much more.
Logic tells that if you believe that, then you are reading the wrong blog and ready to be socialized.

Now we have inflation and jobs people won’t leave their homes to do, trucks without drivers, ships that can’t unload and prices rising because product is not available. What’s the President’s solution? A new spending bill to give people more for free.
Does that make any sense to you? Infrastructure yes, more spending no. Where’s the logic in more spending?

Here’s some logic I read that might make sense to you, as it did me:
“Instead of mandating working taxpayers with the vaccine, the President should mandate people who participate in public programs. Eligibility for these benefits currently does not require getting the COVID vaccine, this despite the fact that many people who receive assistance from the government reside in crowded quarters with larger families—exactly the kinds of environments that are not good at controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Why is it that virtually every policy that Biden endorses discourages work and rewards welfare?”
Is that too logical for this administration. Fire people for not vaccinating, but pay people to stay home and not vaccinate.

We never felt comfortable as readers here know with Senator Manchin being between us and more spending.
The President reinforced that feeling when he said this about the Senator.
“But look, Joe — Joe is not a bad guy. He’s a friend. And he’s always, at the end of the day, comes around and votes for it.”
Senator Manchin logic tells me your friends know you.

Isn’t it logical that the World Series would end up in Atlanta after the MLB Commissioner and the Woke Community pulled the All-Star Game from that city because of its new voting laws? In the end they found the laws were not restrictive, with the exception of showing ID (if you consider that restrictive), and the majority minority community in Atlanta was hurt for the smaller minority community in Colorado. It made no sense.
Won’t it be great to see Commissioner Manfred introduced on the field in Atlanta? Must watch TV.
By the way, the championship shirts you usually see are on a ship unable to unload as of this writing.

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Really? Really? Really?

Really? Why?

So the President is going to Europe for a climate meeting. China and Russian leaders have announced they are not coming. Europe is installing pipelines with our approval. Thus the United States is alone in changing its entire economy to implement climate programs. Alone in driving up debt, reducing quality of life and stalling growth while the world’s largest polluter adds coal plants and cares not.
Our impact on the climate won’t matter, but what we’re doing to our economy and quality of life for our people does. Can someone explain to me what we are doing alone will mean?
If its so bad why can’t they convince the rest of world? Is this real, or is it our far left gone wild?

Really A Shame.

This story in the news today. Women who once served as judges in Afghanistan are in hiding, fearing retaliation from the men they sentenced. Really! Wow.
Image that and what we did to these people. How come the MSM doesn’t talk about the failed withdrawal?

Really, Where Are They?

In September, the U.S. work participation rate stood at 61.6%. In February 2020 the level was 63.3%. So where did 4.3 million workers go with over 10 million jobs open? Really, someone explain that to me.
In fact, this AM the jobless claims fell to a pandemic low. Where did all these people on unemployment go? Really.

Really, No One Told You

This is under reported and you’ll understand why in a second (yes, because it worked). The corporate tax that we lowered (35 to 21%) to bring business back, well the CBO reported:
That federal corporate income tax receipts were up 75% this year to a record $370 billion.
Now we want to raise it because they are not paying their fair share?
Really? It seems to me when we’re fair they bring jobs and revenue.

Really, They Didn’t Tell You This Either

Here’s another fact not reported. Total federal revenue climbed to over $4 trillion, over 18% of GDP for the first time in 20 years.
Yea, let’s mess this up with spending, debt, inflation and higher taxes. Makes sense to someone, not me.
Really, how about cutting spending, taking in the increased taxes and reducing the debt. Here’s the data:

Really, But The World Loves Us Now

Want some positive news? Here’s a Gallup Poll release:
Gallup report out today finds approval of U.S. leadership in 46 countries and territories hit 49% — up from 30% at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, and matching President Obama’s first year (2009).
How about that, the world likes us better. Do you like us better?

The Divide

Let’s take a look at the party divides this week and see who can hurt themselves more.

The Democrats continue to foster their “progressives vs. moderates” divide. It appears that as we’ve long suspected Senator Sinema will be the backbone more than Senator Manchin. She is holding the line as Joe is close to approving $3+ Trillion in spending. ($1.5 for infrastructure and up to $2 Trillion additional) Plus he is ready to raise the corporate tax to 25%. She is not.
As for the so called Democratic House Moderates, when I hear from one I will let you know.

Republicans continue with their divide being Donald Trump. Loved in the party, but not outside by Democrats or Independents.
His comments on the death of Colin Powell were simply deplorable.
I see where his friend Hershel Walker took a shot at him. If you missed it here’s what he said:

Former President Donald Trump is sending the wrong message by warning that Republicans will sit out the coming elections if “we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020.” Speaking on the Brian Kilmeade radio show, Mr. Walker sided with other Republicans in Georgia who blamed Mr. Trump for depressing turnout this year with his stolen election claims and are afraid he will do it again. “That is not the right message,” Mr. Walker said. “I think everybody got to get out and vote. We can’t continue to look at the past.”

Wonder if the former President will pull his support for Walker now.

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Some Wow Stories…

Wait, Katie Couric withheld Justice Ginburg’s harshest comments on kneeling during the national anthem?
She did it to protect Ginsburg? Why? Because Ginsburg called the act “dumb and disrespectful.”

If you weren’t convinced about the media bias before then, there it is. Would Couric have “protected” any conservative judge on any issue?

California announced it is going to ban the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
Let’s go back to the questions we’ve been asking as the President begs OPEC and Russia to increase oil output.

When the U.S. was energy independent, did we care the price of oil dropped? No.
You’re committed to freeing the U.S. of all oil usage. Do you care about OPEC then? No.
Your largest state is setting the pace to ban oil based products. Do you care about OPEC? No.

And yet you want OPEC to raise production and lower costs now? Yea, right.

The Supreme Court justices are divided over the fairness of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence?
The liberals are questioning the district judge’s exclusion of mitigating evidence and conservatives finding little reason to second-guess decisions made at his 2015 trial.

Really, you’re worried about the bomber?
I am more concerned about the police officer’s family and the others killed and maimed by his actions. To me he gave up his rights when he bombed and shot them.

This morning we saw Jobless claims declined to 293,000 last week, the first time benefit applications fell below 300,000 since the pandemic began in 2020.
Less people in the workplace, lower unemployment rate and declining claims.
I wonder if free benefit pull backs have anything to do with it.

The inflation report said it is hitting levels not seen in 13 years. An annual pace: up 5.4%.

Prices were higher for houses, rent, food, gas, electricity, furniture, new cars, TVs and restaurant meals. Children’s shoes, as an example, are up 11.9% — a record-high gain in data that stretches back to the 1950s.

Let me understand again why you want to infuse $3.5 trillion more into the marketplace now. 5.4% is not high enough?

Oh yea, I hear the talk of higher wages.
Well, the government said that higher prices are outstripping pay gains workers have achieved.
Average hourly wages rose 4.6% in September. Inflation cost them 5.4%. Think they’re winning?

Add this warning to the above. The winter report for heating costs said:
Americans can expect their home heating bills to jump significantly over the winter months compared to last year. The EIA reported some citizens could be paying 54% more.
They said:
We expect that the nearly half of U.S. households that heat primarily with natural gas will spend 30% more than they spent last winter on average — 50% more if the winter is 10% colder-than-average and 22% more if the winter is 10% warmer-than-average. 
We expect the 41% of U.S. households that heat primarily with electricity will spend 6% more — 15% more in a colder winter and 4% more in a warmer winter. 
The 5% of U.S. households that heat primarily with propane will spend 54% more — 94% more in a colder winter and 29% more in a warmer winter.

How does the administration survive this? I saw Psaki’s news conference yesterday, she said all was well and under control. Oh.

The Democrats best hope (Donald Trump) helped them again yesterday.
Check this statement he released:
“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.” 
WHAT? WHAT? Not voting so the socialists can expand and do more damage? What?
I can’t even begin to understand or explain that.

By the way, neither could other Republicans. Look at these comments:
Trump’s words sent a shiver down the spines of Republicans of all stripes, especially after comments of a similar ilk suppressed GOP turnout ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5, handing the two seats and control of the upper chamber to Democrats.  

“Republicans may have invited Trump to live as master of their hearts, but hopefully they’re blocking his voting advice from their heads,” one GOP strategist told the Morning Report. 

“Because if we get fewer votes than Democrats next November, we won’t win.

The news also frustrated those who deal with voters day-to-day. When sent the statement, one Republican who will be on a ballot next year expressed pure exasperation. “F—ing hell. It’s just unreal,” the Republican candidate told the Morning Report, adding that at least 75 percent of voters bring up election fraud at stops along the campaign trail.

”I guess unnecessarily losing the Georgia special elections — and empowering JOE BIDEN to spend additional trillions and get through a bunch of dreadful executive branch and judicial nominees — was just the proof of concept.”

And by the way:
A Georgia state judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit from a voting group that sought to inspect absentee ballots cast in Fulton County, a day after state investigators said they hadn’t found any counterfeit ballots there.

Maybe you can explain it because I can’t.

Now the New York Post broke a story today on the election that basically said (and provided evidence) that in the 2020 election:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to turn out likely Democratic voters. But this wasn’t traditional political spending.
He funded a targeted, private takeover of government election operations by nominally nonpartisan — but demonstrably ideological — nonprofit organizations.
Analysis conducted by our team demonstrates this money significantly increased Joe Biden’s vote margin in key swing states. In places like Georgia, where Biden won by 12,000 votes, and Arizona, where he won by 10,000, the spending likely put him over the top.

Their conclusions:
1. The 2020 election wasn’t stolen — it was likely bought by one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men pouring his money through legal loopholes.
2. This unprecedented merger of public election offices with private resources and personnel is an acute threat to our republic and should be the focus of electoral reform efforts moving forward.

You can read the study and story here:


Real Or Illusion?

The VP And The NASA Kids Video

Where’s the media on reporting this? The released video of VP Harris talking to kids about safe travel and all they will experience was staged. Did you know that? The kids were actors who tried out for the part.
The administration put it out as real, but it wasn’t.

The lack of coverage of the real story is just another example of media bias.

Did They Think Anything Else Was Possible?

Now we hear there is a supply shortage on oil and that is driving up pricesIn fact, yesterday it was above $80.00 a barrel for the first time since 2014.
The average price of a gallon of gas has risen steadily all year and is now $3.28 per gallon.

The report also said that energy shortages are slowing factory activity around the world and contributing to inflation. Even if fewer consumers travel and consume fuel, many analysts expect energy companies’ declining investments in new supply to prop up oil prices.

If any of this is a surprise to you then you must have not been paying attention. We have the President of the U.S. just about begging OPEC and the Russians to increase production, because we and the world need more.

A year ago in the U.S. we were energy independent. This administration shut down U.S. production to the point they are driving up world costs.
Why, you ask?
Well first they said to protect the environment. Really? What’s the difference between us producing the oil and begging others to do it?
Second, they have told oil producers we are putting you out of business. We are going electric with automobiles, and going quickly.
Now you expect them to produce more, and lower costs, so you can put them out of business?
Does anything with the administration’s policy make sense to you?

Imagine if we had a media that reported this fairly.

Does This Idea Make Sense To You?

Does this administration proposal make sense to you? They want to give the IRS access to all financial transactions above $600.
First of all, what are they going to do with the information?
Next, what is the cost of hiring agents to monitor all these transactions?
Then, where do we live that the government is monitoring your transactions?

Here’s what we know:
Democrats are pushing for regulations within President Biden’s $3.5 trillion, 10-year social welfare bill that would require banks to report annually on the “inflows and outflows” of personal and business accounts.
The reporting requirement would cover any transaction above $600 or bank accounts with deposits totaling that sum.
Some Democrats are also pushing for rules to cover mobile money transfer systems such as PayPal and Venmo. 

What does the opposition say?
Critics say the low reporting threshold would essentially give the IRS unfettered access to how ordinary Americans spend their money.
Some Republican lawmakers say the expansion of federal powers would amount to a “surveillance state.” “It feels a lot like communist China surveillance, doesn’t it?” said Sen. Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Republican and a former ambassador to Japan. “They’re going to insert themselves in every aspect of American lives. People don’t want this.”

Is this what America voted for? I don’t think so. I think they voted against Donald Trump without understanding the consequences.

Speaking Of The $3.5 Trillion, Think Of This

Only in Washington could spending $1.5 trillion be considered the conservative position. 
Sen. Joe Manchin’s “ceiling for spending” in a budget bill would be the biggest single price tag of any spending bill in U.S. history.
It is equal to the Trump tax cuts, is double the cost estimate for Obamacare when it passed in 2010 and dwarfs the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill.
Got that?
Yet, liberal activists and fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill are villainizing Mr. Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, for lowballing what they want to spend.

Sen. Bernard Sanders, the Vermont independent who serves as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Mr. Manchin is sabotaging hopes for a massive overhaul of the country’s social welfare programs, including proposals for tuition-free college, paid family leave, more child care payments and dental care for Medicare beneficiaries.

The MSM is for the spending. Imagine if they were fair and not biased in their reporting.

And By The Way

Do you wonder where all the funding is coming from to support the harassment of Senators like Sinema and Manchin? Well, here’s a report you won’t see in the MSM.

Progressive groups tied to left-wing billionaire George Soros are using the congressional recess to pressure the two Senate Democrats standing in the way of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion expansion of the federal safety net.

How The World Sees Us

The world, especially China, Russia and the Islamist population, has looked at the U.S. as having lost its moral compass and in total decline.
They believe when you lose a sense of right and wrong, your end is near.
On the other side, we call it enlightenment.
You can decide who is right, but I will say this announcement yesterday will be fuel for both sides:

It was announced that:
The new Superman, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is concerned about the environment, does not shy away from politics and will soon begin a romantic relationship with a male friend.

Superman! Moral decline, or enlightenment?

One More Thing On The Press

Remember how they treated every statement from former President Trump and the Covid Virus? Sometimes fairly, often not so much.

Well how about some scrutiny of what President Biden has said and the results?
Especially as we report that more people have died in 2021 from the virus than in 2020. (Now more died before he took office – 398,000 – than since 325,000, but more died this calendar year).
As an example, President Biden said this on Sept. 17th 2020:
“If the president had done his job right from the beginning, all the people (who have died from coronavirus) would still be alive.”
Shouldn’t the media be asking what happened now, and why so many are dead?

Have A Great Day. Defend American Values.

Over The Weekend Stories That Surprised Me…

What’s The Holiday Name Now?

As the nation celebrates a holiday today, did you know that the current administration is the first to officially commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day? The President issued a proclamation, noting injustices against Indigenous peoples.

The proclamation honored Native Americans for their commitment to the U.S. military, and in fighting COVID. 
It also recognized U.S. injustices against those it now honors: 

For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures. Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.

President Biden is switching from former President Trump, who last year denounced “radical activists [that] have sought to undermine Christopher Columbus’s legacy.”

Can he change the holiday name?
No. It would require an act of Congress.  Another example why your vote in 2022 counts.

To Take It One Step Further

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the nation’s first Native American Cabinet official, tearfully described the White House grounds Friday as “the ancestral homelands” of two Native American tribes. 

During an event with President Biden on the North Lawn of the White House, Ms. Haaland became choked up as she praised the president’s action to restore territory of two sprawling western national monuments that had been reduced in size by President Trump. 
“We are here today on the ancestral homelands of the Anacostan and Piscataway people, bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice,” Ms. Haaland said. 

So what is justice? Giving back the land the White House is on?

Let’s Talk Debt. The CBO Said

The United States ended fiscal 2021 deep in the red, calculating the government ran a $2.8 trillion deficit, the second-worst on record. (Second Worst Ever)
The COVID-19 pandemic has pried open the government’s wallet unlike anything since World War II, pushing spending even higher in 2021 than it was in 2020.
The economy recovered enough to lift revenue, so the overall deficit was better this year, according to CBO’s estimate. Final figures will come from the Treasury Department, likely later this month.  

Now remember, this estimate comes as Congress is debating a new round of spending in the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion makeover of the nation’s social welfare policies and comes on top of a historic spike in spending over the past 18 months.

For the record, spending in 2021 was $2.4 trillion more than it was in 2019, the last full year before COVID-19.

I ask again, does anyone care about the debt we are occurring? Remember when American values were you and your family were a unit that took care of each other? Now we’re moving to a cradle to grave government support. You have to wonder what happens to American initiative.

McConnell Reacts To Schumer

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) warned President Biden that Republicans won’t help raise the debt ceiling later this year, and stated that a recent speech by Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) had “poisoned the well.”
He added:
“Last night, Republicans filled the leadership vacuum that has troubled the Senate since January. I write to inform you that I will not provide such assistance again if your all-Democrat government drifts into another avoidable crisis,” McConnell wrote in the letter to Biden. 
“I am writing to make it clear that in light of Senator Schumer’s hysterics and my grave concerns about the ways that another vast, reckless, partisan spending bill would hurt Americans and help China, I will not be a party to any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” he added. 

That’s a line in the sand he drew. Even some of Schumer’s people said he went too far. Now what? Who blinks next?

How Come These Stories Weren’t Covered?

Remember the Kenosha riots last year? Remember the support Democrats like President Biden and VP Harris gave the victim? The case where the perpetrator had a warrant not to visit and went to the home and the police were called? Well it was resolved by the Justice Department late Friday.
What did the DOJ say?
The Justice Department said that it would NOT seek federal criminal civil rights charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey of Kenosha, WI, in the shooting last summer that reignited social-justice protests.
The department said there was insufficient evidence to prove that Sheskey used excessive force.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced in January that his office would not seek charges against Sheskey, who had been on administrative leave since the shooting. He returned to the job in April and was not disciplined by the police department.

In other words the state and feds said the officer did nothing wrong. Now is anyone going to pay for the looting, burning and damage that occurred? Will those who supported the street actions apologize now?
How many people even know the police action was justified?

STORY 2. This is from the AP:

The Taliban said Saturday that it would NOT help the U.S. contain extremist groups in Afghanistan.

“Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are meeting this weekend in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Officials from both sides have said issues include reining in extremist groups and the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country. The Taliban have signaled flexibility on evacuations. However, Taliban political spokesman SUHAIL SHAHEEN told The Associated Press there would be NO cooperation with Washington on containing the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan.

Well I bet that surprised the administration. This is the new Taliban isn’t it? Did you see coverage of this?

The Republican Divide?

Here’s an update on the problem Republicans face to take advantage of these issues.

Republicans feel good about their midterm chances if the race is focused on President Biden’s agenda and record, given his softening job approval ratings.
But, the fear is Donald Trump is making it about him, as he did this weekend in Iowa.

This from Politico: The problem for Republicans. 
Many of them want to make the midterm elections about the issues — inflation, the border, Afghanistan, etc. — to set the election up as a referendum on Biden’s presidency.
President Trump doesn’t. He spent the bulk of his speech in Iowa this weekend “devoted to his baseless claim [that] the 2020 election was stolen.”
In focusing on that issue above all others, Trump effectively makes the 2022 election a referendum on him instead of President Biden.

This from “The Hill.” One thing is crystal clear:

Most GOP senators think Trump announcing a bid before the midterms would hurt them.
“The 2022 election ought to be about the Biden administration and its rolling disasters so anything that would detract from the public being focused on what Democratic governance is doing to this country would be ill-advised,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a Trump ally, when asked about the possibility Trump could announce his campaign in the next year.
Johnson, a top Democratic target next year, hasn’t decided whether to run for reelection, but expects Democrats to make the Wisconsin Senate race all about Trump.
“That’s what they always want to do. They want to distract and most of the mainstream media will be trying to do that as well. We need to focus — not only Republicans but the country needs to focus on what a disaster the Biden administration has been,” he said.

Another Republican senator whose seat is up for reelection in 2022 said Trump’s reemergence as a candidate would be a gift to Democrats who want to make next year’s midterms about Trump, regardless of whether he announces a 2024 presidential campaign. “The way my colleagues see it, he’s an asset in the primaries if he’s with you and then it creates challenges in the general election,” said the lawmaker. “He’s different than any political person that I’ve ever known.”


Wrapping Up The Week…

The Jobs Report

The good news in the report – unemployment was down to 4.8%.
That’s close to everyone wanting a job has one.
We only created 194,000 jobs last month. So how did the rate go down?
Well 183,000 people left the workforce or stopped looking. Why? There’s almost 10 million open jobs available so its unlikely they stopped looking.
Also, there are 5 million fewer jobs now than before the Covid.
And, only 61.6% are in the workforce. Where are the workers?

So the question, do we need more benefits for people not working, or more people working? The answer seems obvious to me, but leaders in Washington DC see it differently.

The Debt Deal

There was plenty of drama as this deal was reached and even more after it was announced.
Senator McConnell backed down and allowed the debt ceiling to be raised until later this year.
Many of his party reacted as if he had caved forever.
He just moved the date, the problem is still real and a quarter away.

Then Senator Schumer went to the floor and harshly criticized Republicans for provoking the crisis!
It was the wrong message.
All it did was harden positions for the opposition for the next discussion and brought reactions from his own party.

Schumer felt he won this round in his battle with McConnell, and he wanted to make sure everyone knew it. That is not leadership.

Republicans — and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — didn’t like the tone of Schumer’s remarks.
Senate Minority Whip John Thune complained personally to Schumer on the floor, while Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) complained to reporters.  
Manchin told Schumer the speech was “fucking stupid,” according to four sources. Then Manchin complained to reporters too.

Schumer should have taken the high road and tried to bring the senate together. Instead he increased tensions and assured future negotiations are tougher.  

The legislation raises the nation’s borrowing limit by $480 billion, the amount the Treasury Department says is needed to meet the country’s cash needs until Dec. 3. 
Mark that date because it is not going to be pretty.

They Think You Are Dumb

They told us that Hunter Biden’s art sales would be secret to all, so no influence. Okay.
Now read the story about the night.
This from The Daily Mail:

HUNTER BIDEN showcased his art to about 200 people at Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif. Guests included “World Champion boxer SUGAR RAY LEONARD … Los Angeles Mayor ERIC GARCETTI  — President JOE BIDEN’spick to be ambassador to India — and the artist behind BARACK OBAMA’S iconic Hope poster.” Prices ranged between $75k and a half-million dollars.
The White House has said that Hunter won’t know who the buyers of his art are — even though he’s talking with potential buyers face-to-face.

Okay, sure, I get it. Hunter’s straw blow art is worth $500,000. Okay, right.
You can fool some of the people…

What’s A Weekending Report Without A Trump Story?

This from the AP:
new Senate interim report released asserts through witnesses and documents that former President Trump made an all-out effort to undo November’s presidential election results with help from senior Justice Department officials.
The account from Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats is another in a series of evidentiary findings about the lengths to which the former president and his allies were willing to go to try to overturn a democratically held election in which no evidence of fraud has been uncovered in multiple states, despite GOP searches.
The pressure campaign by Trump, which continued into January, included a draft brief the White House wanted the Justice Department to file with the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. The department refused to file the document, which the Senate report describes as raising a “litany of false and debunked claims.” 

The NYT reported further:
Trump reportedly gathered DOJ leaders in the Oval Office on Jan. 3 to discuss his plan to fire acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and install a loyalist, Jeffrey Clark, to help him contest the election. Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and others threatened to quit if Trump went through with his plan.

Now, of course, he is endorsing only candidates that say he was cheated. That is his criteria number one for any 2022 endorsement.
It should be can the person win.

America Is Back

Here’s one more example of a foreign policy that I believe is failing. This from the Washington Times:

Iran’s theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a leading Iranian dissident group.

Do they do this when we are respected or when they think they can get away with it?

Have A Great Weekend. Defend American Values.

Some News Follow-Up…

Some Follow Up On Stories From This Week

This is from The Hill and this should not be a surprise to you:
Senator Manchin has said he is open to a budget reconciliation bill in the ballpark of $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion. This is above the limit he set just last week of $1.5 trillion.
He added:
“I’m not ruling anything out, but the bottom line is I want to make sure that we’re strategic and we do the right job and we don’t basically add more to the concerns we have right now.”

Well, thanks for the strength of your non leadership Senator. As usual you made noise and caved.

This is from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity:
Is Bad Manchin Back Already?
Joe Manchin is once again all over the map. In his contract with Chuck Schumer he said emphatically he wouldn’t go over $1.5 trillion price tag.
Well, never mind. 
The West Virginia senator told CNN that he was open to a $1.9 to $2.2 trillion version of Biden’s Budget Busting bill, a number much bigger than the $1.5 trillion top line he’d previously said was his limit. The White House is now redrafting its plan to fit into a $2 trillion box.
By our reckoning that’s about $2 trillion too much. He previously had joined with other Democrats to endorse a bill that would have the federal government seize control of elections from the states. That bill likely comes up for a Senate vote this week.
He also told activists who surrounded his boat this past weekend that he is in favor of “tax the rich.” That’s some ally we’ve got there. 
Manchin is up for re-election in 2024 and rumors are he may try to recapture the governorship he once held. A new poll finds only 36% of West Virginia voters approve of his performance, while 55% disapprove. Two of three West Virginians voted for Trump.

Maybe you can’t fool all the West Virginians all the time.

On the $3.5 Trillion and the new agreeable limit by Senator Manchin, here are two more comments:

This from the Manhattan Institute:
Manhattan Institute’s Brian Riedl warns the supposed cut down to $1.5 trillion may be all smoke and mirrors:
Democrats are scaling back their proposal even further by simply stuffing the same level of annual spending into a smaller number of years. This means that expensive child care subsidies, family leave, and ‘free’ community college benefits may have their full cost hidden with fake expiration dates early into the 10-year scoring window. Lawmakers fully expect to extend these policies later.”

This from the Wall Street Journal:
The Journal reported that Democrats are now talking about only scoring four or five years of the programs over the 10 year period. This is like a business telling shareholders we made a profit in the last year by counting a full year of the revenues and only six months of the expenditures.

Remember When The President Didn’t See China As A Threat?

This is also from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity:
With each passing week it looks like World War III – between America and China – is coming sooner than we think. It’s not going to be fought with bullets or aircraft carriers. This will likely to be an all-out economic war for global supremacy. The Yuan versus the Dollar. The Nasdaq versus the Shanghai Exchange.
This wasn’t a great time to exchange a president who put America first and recognized the China is a predator economy for a half-witted president who thinks that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than the Maoists in Beijing. While Washington under Biden is embracing economically illiterate big government socialism policies, China is sprinting back to command and control faster than the U.S. That’s a big reason why our stock market is outperforming theirs in 2021. 

We were up 20%, China declined by 15%. 

The Chinese stock market jitters reflect global investor irritation with iron-fisted political interferences in business affairs. As Foreign Affairs magazine recently put it in a story on the risks of investing in China: “President Xi has placed China on a risky trajectory that threatens the [free market] achievements of his predecessors.”  
Sadly, Maoists are firmly entrenched in Beijing and capitalism is losing. Xi’s administration simply doesn’t get what George H.W. Bush once so eloquently describes as “that freedom thing.” Militant social controls and restraints on individual liberty are now being matched with economic controls on Chinese mega-corporations that are trying to vie for industry supremacy in technology, biology, manufacturing and transportation. Is all of this reminiscent of Japan circa 1939?

Gallup On The Media

Here’s a survey released from Gallup that says a lot:
Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend.
In all, 7% of U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” and 29% “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio news reporting — which, combined, is four points above the 32% record low in 2016, amid the divisive presidential election campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
In addition, 29% of the public currently registers “not very much” trust and 34% have “none at all.”

When only 7% say they have a great trust in you and your job is about trust you have a problem.

The Democratic Divide

Here’s a new example of the divide in the Democratic Party. This from Axios.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withheld support for a joint statement condemning last weekend’s protests against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) because it also wouldn’t include a rebuke of her political views.
Axios reports that in an email exchange between Senate Democratic leadership aides, Sanders withheld his name from a joint statement declaring protesters who followed Sinema into a bathroom — and filmed her while using the restroom — as “plainly inappropriate and unacceptable.”
He wanted this statement included:
“While we hope Senator Sinema will change her position on prescription drug reform and support a major [budget] reconciliation bill, …”
The request was denied and when it was Senator Sanders office replied that, “Sanders will not be signing, so please cut ‘Senate Democratic Leadership Team’ from headline.”
That’s a divide.

The Noise Over The Debt Ceiling

All the noise over the debt ceiling and now it’s who caved to moved the date back a few months. Blah, blah, blah.
Basically Senator McConnell is telling the Democrats to use reconciliation to solve the issue. His reasoning, you spent without us, you raise the debt limit without us.
The Democrats are howling about the non cooperation and how difficult it is to use reconciliation. Here’s Senator Chris Murphy on that:
“Because it takes an enormous amount of time. You only have one reconciliation a year. So you have to hope that the debt ceiling comes up at a moment when you have a [budget resolution] available.”

Here’s my idea again. How about living within the budget you set, which already contained a debt raising of trillions and not adding more? How about reducing some spending elsewhere to stay within budget? You know, how people do it.

Have A Great Day. Cancel The Cancel Culture.

Just Asking…

Wait Senator

Let’s see if I have this right.
Senator Manchin has made a lot of noise about the $5 Trillion of new spending. Now as of this morning he has agreed to the $1.5 trillion infrastructure, and said last week he would do $1.5 trillion additional.
So $3 trillion.
Today he indicates he is willing to go to $2 trillion on the non infrastructure.
Thus, he is now on board for $3.5 of the $5 trillion, and negotiations are not over yet.
What I expect is he will go another $250 billion before this is over.
Thus, we will end up with with two bills totaling $3.25 trillion of new spending.
Who won?
Well 50 Republicans said infrastructure only. The Democrats said no, $3.5 trillion more. We’ll end up with $2.25 additional.
You decide who won, but I can tell you who lost. The future generations who will pay the bill.
Is that what you thought Manchin was saying when he said we can’t afford the spending?

The New Taliban

Remember Afghanistan? You know that disaster of withdrawal we did? The one we left citizens and supporters behind in? The one the media never mentions? You remember, right?
You know the one where the President said there was a new Taliban that was different?
Well this morning we awoke to three cranes in the middle of Kabul, all holding a hung body blowing in the wind. New Taliban? Come on now, you know in the old regime there would have been six hanging.

You Can’t Be Serious

Remember the debt issue we promised would become an issue? The clock is ticking, and as reported the Republicans told the Democrats, “You spent the money on your own, raise the debt ceiling on your own.”
Well, some Democrats are floating possible changes to the Senate’s filibuster rule to resolve the impasse.
Get this, they are discussing a possible one-day elimination of the 60-vote filibuster in order to raise the debt ceiling, or potentially a permanent carve-out that would make it against the Senate rules to filibuster debt-ceiling increases.
You can’t be serious.
We elected these people? You either have a 60 vote filibuster or you don’t.
If you carve out a 50 vote one when you need it, well here’s news, you don’t have a filibuster.

You Can’t Be Serious II

So John Kerry does an interview and says the President had no idea about the sub deal with Australia and the reaction of France, where Secretary Blinken is trying “to mend fences”. Kerry said the President asked what happened? He said this out loud in an interview.
Headlines no?
The President didn’t know about the issue?
Who is in charge in the White House? What does the President know? Who is making these calls?
Kerry’s words are damning and should be all over the news.

While I am asking questions, where is VP Harris and what is she doing?
Can someone in the media provide an update on what she has done to fix the border issue that she is in charge of? How come you (the media) can’t ask?
By the way she is also is in charge of:
Expanding voting rights, increasing broadband access, addressing Black maternal mortality, racial inequality, promoting women in the workforce, and is the leader of the Space Council.
How’s that going?

We Don’t Always Agree With

We don’t always agree with former President Trump, but in this case he is one hundred per cent correct.
The Story:
Former President Donald Trump formally asked the Pulitzer Prize board to revoke 2018 prizes given to major newspapers that reported on suspicions of a link between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russians who interfered in the contest.
Mr. Trump said the board needed to correct the record after it lauded The New York Times and The Washington Post. He cited the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the campaign and Russian actors.
“Specifically, the prize was awarded for a series of articles centered around the now-debunked Russia collusion conspiracy theory,” Mr. Trump said.  
He continued:
“The headlines themselves were extremely sensational and leaned heavily on unsubstantiated anonymous sources, as a result, the public was deprived of an independent means of assessing their credibility, their potential for political bias, and the source of their knowledge.”
Then he highlighted the recent indictment of an attorney in Hillary Clinton’s orbit on charges of lying to the FBI, saying it debunked claims the Trump campaign had secret communications with Russia-based Alfa Bank.
His closing line:
The ex-president said if the reporters won’t relinquish the prizes voluntarily, the Pulitzer board should take them back to preserve its reputation.

We agree with him. Just like Gov Andrew Cuomo had to give back his Emmy, these rewards should be taken back. They did not withstand the test of time.

Have A Great Day. Stand Up For American Values.

Short Takes Day Two…

Some Additional Short Thoughts Today

The Government announced that federal rental assistance could soon be taken back from groups that haven’t acted to spend enough of the money, so that it can be redistributed.
Here’s an idea:
Since the money wasn’t needed how about returning it and reducing the debt?
Why is the only reaction always to spend it elsewhere? Can’t we develop a mindset like people do with their personal budgets and pay down debt?

What If?

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was accosted again by an illegal immigrant Monday — this time while on a flight.
Now to be sure you read that. Did you see it said “illegal immigrant?”
Does “illegal” mean anything anymore?
It’s also illegal to harass a fellow passenger on an airplane.
Where was the outrage?
If this was a right winger harassing would the person be universally condemned?
Have we truly lost all sense of right and wrong and allowed the looney left to control the nation?

As for the President and his Press Secretary saying this was part of the job, that was unbelievable.
So Mr. Macho President, you who wanted to take President Trump behind the gym, and supposedly popped “Corn Pop”, you would be fine if Jill Biden was harassed in the ladies room? (Er, sorry, in the non gender restroom.)
You’d be okay if this was your daughter and granddaughter? I don’t think so.
I think you would be ranting about the disrespectful right wingers in this nation. “C,mon”, Mr President.

Now If This Were A…

Do you remember amid the choas last year the incident in Rochester, NY where the mayor immediately sided against the police and caused more havoc? Of course she got a lot of coverage.
Well, she’s in the news again, but not much coverage for this. Why?
Headline: Lovely Warren, the Troubled Rochester Mayor, to Resign in Plea Deal.  
Why? Ms. Warren will leave office early as part of a plea deal on campaign finance violations. The deal also resolves gun charges against her.
If she were a Republican and not a Democrat would this have been bigger news? I agree.

America Is back

As Secretary Blinken continues to try and mend fences in France and get them to send their ambassador back to the U.S. we have more going on.

The Chinese military has flown a record 145 fighter planes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) during the past four days, escalating Beijing’s campaign of intimidation toward the self-governing island.
China commemorated its 72nd annual National Day on Oct. 1 by sending 38 warplanes through Taiwan’s ADIZ. That record stood until the following day — when it sent 39 more.
China’s growing aggression toward Taiwan is raising fears of a catastrophic war.
Why are they doing this?
As Ronald Reagan said, they don’t do it when they think we are strong, they do it when they we are weak.
It appears to me that “America is back” is just a word for those against us to act as they wish because we will do nothing.

The $3.5 Trillion Bill And The Debt

Get ready by months end for a deal on additional spending.
It won’t be the $5 Trillion ($3.5 they wanted plus $1.5 infrastructure bill) they wanted.
What it will be is $3.5 Trillion. The infrastructure bill plus an additional $2 Trillion.
$3.5 trillion of new spending to add to our debt and bill to the future.

The left will yell they lost and wanted $6 Trillion above the infrastructure as if they lost something.
Senator Manchin will claim he stood strong, because we are only spending $3.5 Trillion.
Meanwhile we spend what we don’t have and bill the kids of tomorrow. They are the losers, and we are the responsible adults allowing it.

The Debt Battle Is Underway

The President yesterday blamed Senator McConnell for not supporting a debt level raise.
McConnell’s response (as we told you) was you spent without us, raise the debt without us. You own it.
Watch how the media plays this. (Though you already know, don’t you?)
The money runs out on October 18th.
See who cares about the debt we are passing on, and no, nothing is free.

What’s A Day Without Trump News

Politics wise he said if/when he announces a run he expects the other Republican candidates to clear the field.
I am guessing he believes that, but it is not going to happen.

He’s also in the news with this story.
A New York State judge said Monday that former President Trump will be deposed before Christmas in a defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant who alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 and defamed her during his presidential campaign when he said she lied about it. He denies her claims .

Just another day in Trump World.

Have A Great Day. Stand Up For America and It’s Values.