Today’s world. Real and Hard to Believe…


Let’s start with this:
Do you know the President’s schedule today coming off the three day weekend?
He has no public events planned. He is in Rehoboth Beach, Del. to celebrate his wife’s birthday.
Remember when the press kept telling us Donald Trump didn’t work hard and played too much golf?

Discrimination is discrimination in any color or means:
An appeals court has ruled that the administration can’t use race and sex as factors when distributing coronavirus relief funds.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Small Business Administration was violating the Constitution’s equal protection clause by giving priority to minority and female-owned restaurants seeking coronavirus relief funds.
“Government policies that classify people by race are presumptively invalid,” Judge Amul Thapar, a Trump appointee, wrote for the court. “Like racial classifications, sex-based discrimination is presumptively invalid. The suit was brought by Antonio Vitolo, an owner of Jake’s Bar and Grill in Harriman, Tennessee. He is White, and his wife is Hispanic. They share ownership of the restaurant 50-50. They challenged the Biden administration’s allocation to restaurants owned by at least 51% minorities or women. At 50/50 they didn’t qualify, at 51-49 they did.
The court got it right in my opinion. Discrimination at any level is wrong.

Some More Craziness:
You’re aware that 24 states cut off extended unemployment to get people back to work, right?
Well Democrats on a congressional panel said that “local economies across the country stand to take a collective hit of more than $12 billion” because they did that.
They added that those twenty-four states are foregoing an average of $756 million worth of weekly unemployment benefits by choosing to end them early.
You see the reasoning here? Telling people to go to work is no longer a Democratic ideal.
Now, unemployment is lower in those states and we are saving dollars, but they see it as wrong.

Related to this in the WSJ today:
With millions still out of work and job openings at a record high, policy makers are dealing with an unexpected problem: How to coax people back into the labor force. 
Imagine that, how to coax them back. I have an idea, stop paying them to stay home.

I was surprised to see and hear:
The President, talking about his agenda, said:
“I hear all the folks on TV saying why doesn’t Biden get this done? Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends.” He was calling out Senators Manchin and Sinema.
He was upping the pressure on them for the infrastructure and voting bills. I would tell the President the Democratic party is far more united and vote in line than the Republican party, and far more than the past, when people had open minds.

Speaking of Democrats:
How about the news on Gov. Cuomo today? His office signed a $2.5 million contract with a Manhattan law firm for its legal services in connection to a federal investigation into the Cuomo administration’s handling of Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes.
When asked if he was personally paying any lawyer today, his answer was “no.”

is there a connection?
So we paid a ransom in the Colonial Oil cyber attack. I heard the President say the people who did it were disbanding as part of the agreement. Did anyone reading this think that would be the end? As we said at the time, if you do, that bridge is still for sale.
Well here we are, two weeks later and JBS, the countries largest meat supplier, was hit with a ransomware attack. We expect some shortages and higher meat prices.
A few hours later we hear that the company which operates the largest ferry service to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was targeted by hackers causing delays for some travelers.
Then late last night we hear the NYC subway and bus system was hit.
There will be more. Now a question.
Do people attack us when they think we have a strong President who will act, or do they do so when they perceive weakness?
Hey MSM, how about some real coverage of the attacks, why and what it is costing our citizens.

Oh yea, another great idea:
The Biden administration will suspend all oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Add that to cancelled pipelines and regulations on fracking. The result?
Gasoline which was $1.98 last year is $3.05 today.
Self sufficiency in the U.S., with us being an exporter is resulting in added importing of foreign oil. The OPEC companies are increasing production.
Where’s the MSM on this? Remember the stories when the price per gallon went up and the hardship on people?

So what’s the truth on Covid 19?
The President has ordered to the U.S. intelligence community to “redouble” efforts to find out whether Covid-19 originated in a Chinese lab. You heard that, right? Did you know this?
The State Department had such an investigation going when President Biden entered office, but his team killed it. They killed it for the same reason they’ve made so many other bad decisions. That is, if Donald Trump was for it, they are against it, and if Mr. Trump was against it, they are for it.
Only the pressure is building now, and the real possibility that this was not a natural “bat induced” virus is causing them to backtrack.
You see they continually say, “we are following the science”, but they really mean it as a dig at the former President.

Did you see the attack on Rep. Nancy Mace’s home?
Now Mace is a South Carolina Republican, had her home was vandalized with political and profane messages spray-painted on and around the residence. She has small children.
She shared images on social media showing graffiti painted on the property.
“All politicians are bastards” was painted in black on the sidewalk leading to the home, and the words “no gods” and “no masters” were painted on the steps leading toward her front porch. “Pass the pro act,” a reference to Democratic-proposed labor-law reforms, was also painted on the side of the house, while “F—- you Nancy” was painted on the pavement on the street outside the home.
Not much coverage, right?
Now imagine if a right winger had done this at a liberal congressional member’s house. How much coverage would it have gotten?
The press is the problem.

Finally — An early look at 2022 this week with an election in New Mexico.
There was a vote on Tuesday to replace a congressional member who took a role in the Biden administration. As all elections like this, the thought was this would be a guide to what we can expect in 2022.
The district is Democratic leaning. President Biden won it by 23 percentage points in 2020. The departing congressman had won re-election by 16 points. No Republican has held the seat in more than a decade.
The question was how narrow would the margin be this time.
Well the Democratic candidate won even bigger than in 2020. The final tally was 60% to 36%. Not a good sign for the Republicans and encouraging for the Democrats.


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