Let’s start with a story that was barely covered in most of the MSM, the Hunter Biden hearing in Colorado.
Now, there is a human interest side to this in that the Biden family, for all the talk about family, refuses to recognize this grandchild. The President talks of his love of his grandchildren and how he talks to them all daily; yet, he never met nor acknowledged this one.
Why? After denying it was his child, a DNA test told us all that Hunter was the father.
I wonder about this child growing up knowing her Grandfather was President and he wouldn’t say hello to her.
I wonder, too, how the media allows him to get away with it, while perpetuating this family first image.
We learned Hunter is paying the child’s Mother $20K a month and says his financial condition has changed and he needs to lower that.
Second, the Mom wants the child’s last name to be Biden. Hunter and team are fighting that.
Why? He’s the father.
Finally, in trying to get a handle on Hunter’s income, the judge was told that Hunter had no idea who has purchased his art work. No idea? You believe that?
Add this, “It’s not my client’s laptop as far as I know,” Biden’s attorney told the court. Really, he did.
Well, they were ordered to be back in court in July for a hearing and trial. Here’s a prediction.
Hunter will settle out of court right before that date, because what would be disclosed would end up being headline news even on the MSM.
In his drive to pay less, it may cost more.
Let’s Talk Debt
So the President finally reaches out to Speaker McCarthy for that meeting on the deficit. Of course, in his bravado, the President says he will not discuss cuts, only a debt extension.
Yes, he will discuss cuts, because the Republicans will demand it.
Our deficit is $31.7 trillion. We need control.
What prompted the urgency was Treasury Secretary Yellen saying the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills in less than a month.
Did we really need all the drama of the past three months to get here? Of course not.
Do we need the drama ahead in the next 30 days? Of course not.
How about just paying our bills as we go?
How about paying back some of the debt we are giving our children?
Let’s Talk Politics
A big list today of people not running:
Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland announced he is not running for reelection next year. Maryland is the bluest of blue states, but there is one Republican who can make a run here. Ex Governor Larry Hogan.
Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, announced he will not seek a fourth term in 2024. This is a safe Dem. seat.
Virginia Gov., Glenn Youngkin announced that he won’t be running for president this year.
A Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s against biological males competing against women in sports. This differs from President Biden’s stance. What did Robert Kennedy say?
“I am against people participating in women’s sports who are biologically male. I think women have worked too hard to develop women’s sports over the past 30 years. I watched it happen, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
Is that a popular position in the Democratic Party? Let’s see.
Remember when the story about banning gas stoves arose, and there was an uproar and the left said they didn’t have plans to ban them? They lied.
Yesterday, NY State Gov Hocul announced that New York will ban gas stoves in new construction beginning in 2026.
If you don’t pay attention when you hear they are coming for something, you better start listening. Your gas car is going by government order and now so is your gas stove.
It can’t be politics without a Donald Trump story.
How about the announcement that he will be doing a Town Hall on CNN next week?
It will be his first time appearing on CNN since he ran for president in the 2016 campaign.
Some see it as a rebuke to FoxNews. Others, an attempt to engage with the mainstream media while they are all over Gov. DeSantis.
We hear his team is talking to other MSM venues too.
With Donald Trump, you just never know.
A reminder to our readers, keep an eye on that civil trial moving along in New York. I still think it has the potential to have a major impact on things once it is decided.
Remember that deadline extension we told you about from the House Foreign Affairs Committee to Secretary Blinken to gain access to that dissent cable written by embassy officials in Kabul, criticizing the Biden administration’s plans to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2021?
Well, it was May 1, and it has passed again with nothing turned over. What are they hiding?
The committee is now considering court action.
Remember the Covid restrictions?
The administration will end most vaccine requirements next week.
Everyone can go back to work.
A Media Report
Here’s a study out yesterday on a topic we mention often – the MSM. Seems like a lot agree with us.
The survey is from:
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
When it comes to the news media and the impact it’s having on democracy and political polarization in the United States, Americans are likelier to say it’s doing more harm than good.
Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults say the news media is increasing political polarization in this country, and just under half say they have little to no trust in the media’s ability to report the news fairly and accurately. While a slim majority of Americans say they have some degree of confidence in the news media’s ability to report the news fully and fairly, only 16% say they are very confident.
Forty-five percent say they have little to no confidence at all.
Four in 10 say the press is doing more to hurt American democracy, while only about 2 in 10 say the press is doing more to protect it. An additional 4 in 10 say neither applies.
A Reminder Today
If you have good credit and are going for a mortgage today, you will pay a higher rate as a penalty for your conscientiousness. Under the new rules, fees will double from 0.5% to 1% for a homebuyer with a “very good” credit score — 740 to 759 — who pays a 20% down payment. On a $400,000 home, that raises the fee from $2,000 to $4,000.
Makes sense doesn’t it? I’m sure it doesn’t to you, as it doesn’t to me. Remember, your vote counts.
And There You Have It.