Staging An Idiot?

Apparently, internal Democrat polling has shown that having K-baby Harris on the ticket is going to cost the Biden administration anywhere from 5-10% in the polls next November. That’s huge in presidential politics, and if Biden loses to say either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis (the two frontrunners so far), then it would be logical to argue that the reason Biden lost, other than his age, is because of the Veep on the ticket.

So, what do you do? You can’t make Biden younger. Even Hillary Clinton has said that age is going to be an issue this time around. But you CAN try to make Harris more appealing. And how in the world do you take someone that has been a total trainwreck, and transform that person into someone that would be qualified to be the most powerful person in the world? Well, Biden thinks you can do it through “staging”.

Yes, staging. Like you do to your house when you’re getting ready to sell it. You bring in new furniture, redesign the living spaces, maybe paint the walls, or add new carpet. Do a total makeover. The problem is, it works when you’re talking about real estate. I’m not so sure you can take someone who has been a total buffoon and change them into someone smart in 18 months. But they are going to try.

So, K-baby Harris is going to be by Biden’s side as he campaigns. The question is, WHEN is going to campaign? Where is he going to campaign? How is he going to campaign? He’s only good for maybe 10 minutes or so before he starts talking about Pop Corn and having kids rub his legs. Or how he became the highest graduating member of his law school class, and had a free ride the whole time he was in college. This is going to be one hell of a makeover!

K-baby Harris has botched not just one or two jobs. She’s mishandled every single chore she has been given. She brought a new phrase into our lexicon. No one had ever heard of the term “word salad” before she came around, but she has the unique ability to take a word, and use it forty seven times in a sentence so that the sentence makes no sense at all. All the while smiling, and cackling like a hen that just laid the golden egg. Except the egg was fake.

Frankly I’ve learned in life people don’t change much. If you’re an incompetent boob at your job, the chances are you’re going to always be an incompetent boob, and there are plenty of them out there. If you’re a liar, you’re always going to be a liar. A tiger doesn’t change his stripes and become a zebra. So, I’m not expecting much out of this latest epiphany from Biden. K-baby Harris is always going to be someone that couldn’t achieve the second highest office in the land on her own or because of her accomplishments. She got it solely because her boss wanted a female of color and she fit that bill.

Somehow, I don’t see this working. At the end of the 18 months, Harris is still going to be a trainwreck, she’s still going to cost Biden 5-10% in the polls, and he’s still going to be an 80 something that is trying to shake hands with air. Maybe he needs to get Diane Feinstein to be his running mate? They can both shake hands with air!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Will It Be A Disaster?

I actually had to look this one up. I could not believe the fact that a CNN poll said that two-thirds of all Americans said it would be at the very least would be a setback, and at worst, would be a disaster if Joe Biden got reelected. That was on CNN, and Jake Tapper, in unveiling the poll, not once but twice used the word “horrible” to describe the situation the current president is in.

It’s taken me a few days to actually wrap my head around this one. We all know that Biden’s numbers are in the toilet as far as approval ratings go. Currently, a whopping 18 months before the election, Donald Trump beats Biden by 3 or 4 points depending on the poll, while Ron DeSantis is faring slightly worse and would be in a toss-up. That’s without the aid of much if any campaigning on DeSantis’ part.

When you think of a sitting president, who has announced intentions to run for a second term, and has an approval rating of only 36% you have to wonder what is going thru his head. When two-thirds of the nation says that this could be a disaster? You have to wonder why he would even consider staying in the race.

I’m not so sure he’s going to

My hunch is, Biden is going to pull an LBJ somewhere between now and the end of the year. He’s going to realize that this isn’t going to end well for him, and rather that go out with his tail between his legs and get whitewashed, he will most-likely pull out of the campaign. That would leave Democrats who already have a very short bench looking at someone, anyone really, to step in and try and compete with a Republican field that is much deeper, much more qualified, and is battle tested.

Let’s face it. No president has ever gone up for reelection with numbers as bad as Biden’s. Of course, no president up for reelection had the highest marks ever (90%) that George HW Bush had, and then lose the reelection to a virtual unknown like Bill Clinton back in 1992. But a lot can happen in a relatively short period of time in this race.

You have Donald Trump facing charges in New York over paying off Stormy Daniels for their sex romp. You have him facing three more investigations, any number of which could end up being indicted on charges, some of them felonious in nature. And you’ve got Biden looking frail, and hasn’t begun to campaign yet outside the Rose Garden. And that’s all before the Hunter Biden fallout takes hold. Most people feel that Biden is crooked, and is lying to the American people regarding how he got all of his money, and that he had never discussed Hunter’s business practices with his son. Something just isn’t adding up there.

But let’s say something happens to Trump and it’s more than a slap on the wrist. There is still a whole slew of candidates that could step up and take the lead in the GOP primary. I don’t know if you could say that with the Democrats.

The mere fact that a whopping two-thirds of the people CNN questioned mentioned that it would be a disaster to have Biden win reelection tells me that he has a very long way to go to even have a chance. Of course, I didn’t think that Biden had much of a chance of winning in 2020. Only time will tell!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

DeSantis Is In! Now What?

Ron DeSantis made it official yesterday and threw his hat into the presidential politics ring. I think it was probably the least exciting announcement that could be made. I mean, everybody and their brother KNEW this was going to happen right? The only thing that was a little askew was the fact that he said he wanted to wait until his legislative session was over, which doesn’t end until next month. Apparently, the wait was too much for him!

So, what does that really mean for the political landscape on the GOP side? Does it mean that those that have waited this long to decide to get in (I’m looking at you, Mike Pence!) have decided to sit this one out? If so, that means we have what? six people that are going to run? That’s a far cry from the 17 or so that took it on back in 2016. And really, at this point with DeSantis just getting in, and no polls taken so far since he got in, he trails Donald Trump by 37 points according to Real Clear Politics. No one else is within 50 points of Trump.

Does that make this a two person race? And there are indeed a lot of things that could sway this one way or another. Does New York District Attorney and socialist, Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Trump have anything to do with the way the Republicans are going to vote in the primaries next year? It could chase some independents away, but it could also steal the will of waffling Trumpers, and get them mad at the left so they back him anyway.

Does it mean that DeSantis probably won’t catch Trump being down that much? Not a bit. If Trump stumbles at all, DeSantis is there, and we haven’t really seen him actively campaign yet. What’s he going to say about the issues that matter most to the GOP? What proposals regarding the terribly weak Biden economy can he bring to the table? How will he differ from Trump in the southern border issue? How far do you go in tackling crime? Do you blow up the FBI and the DOJ and start over? It seems obvious to me that Christopher Wray would be on his way out.

And does DeSantis do with those agencies what he’s doing with Disney? Disney seems like they want to fight, but when you look at it, they can’t be that healthy of a company right now. They have after all slated to can about 7,000 of their employees. They are advertising “new lower rates” at their theme parks, and I’m hearing from several places that Disney World is almost vacant right now. DeSantis certainly has to be having an impact on their company. Their stock is trading near it’s 52 week low at less than $90 a share! That’s the world’s largest media giant we’re talking about here!

So, we know Trump has an impact on society when he wants. He’s proven that, and it seems he thinks the right way a lot of the time. DeSantis also follows in those footsteps. And the media hates him as well, because they are trying to hold them down.

In the end it’s going to come down to whether Trump gets the nod for the nomination or whether DeSantis does. I think either could beat a weakened Biden, especially if the economy continues to stumble along, or if the debt ceiling debate falls apart and we end up defaulting on the debt. Even if the debt payments are made, if Socials Security or Medicare/Medicaid payments don’t go out in time, Biden is going to be the one this time to feel the blame of the American people. After all, 57% of America likes the House plan to cut spending by three times the debt limit increase. Of course, that’s not going to happen, but it’s a good starting point when over half the country wants to see a smaller government!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Random Thoughts For A Tuesday

You’ll have to kinda, sorta forgive me today. We just got back from my eldest grandchild’s high school graduation in the Great State of Texas (with a shout out to MarkOne!), so I’m still a little in “Grandpa mode”. But I tried to stay up on some of the things happening. I collected my thoughts, and in no particular order, here they are.

Hillary Clinton thinks Joe Biden is too old for the job? And she disses him on stage where they were filming so the whole world can see? I guess she’s not bucking to become VP, or even Secretary of State any longer. But Joe should count himself lucky…he’s still breathing, and he didn’t kill himself (yet).

Speaking of Joe Biden, I have a question to ask. What the heck happened to Hunter Biden? Before we left for Texas it was all the media types could talk about. They were speculating that it was going to be very soon that the Durham Report would come out (which I hear it did), and it would be just a short matter of time before the DOJ had to indict Hunter on at least a couple of misdemeanors and at least one felony for tax evasion. Did I miss something here?

So Tim Scott from South Carolina becomes a candidate for President. Frankly, I like what Scott stands for, and I think it would be an absolute hoot to see him run against Biden. Biden professes that blacks love him, but according to all of the polls, his support among the African American community has shrunk significantly. He was at 71% a year ago. Today that figure stands at 46%. And the YouTube videos are out there showing blacks wanting Trump. What’s going to happen if an ACTUAL African American, like Scott actually wins the Republican nomination and runs against him? There goes the whole race card thing!

I saw an interesting thing on TV yesterday. It was that the LGBTQ+ community isn’t a fan of one of their members… namely the “T”. Apparently the transgenders out there are very anti-gay and aren’t afraid to take them on. Now, frankly, I don’t care what you do in the privacy of your home, as long as it doesn’t involve kids, but I have to laugh. We have yet another example of the left eating itself. Oooh. Wait. That was a bad choice of words. Forgive me!

So the NAACP has issued a “travel warning” to blacks not to go to Florida? What do they think they are going to accomplish in that? I have a brother in Florida. He says the folks he knows, black, white, brown, are ALL doing really well under DeSantis and the Republican led legislature. Maybe they’d feel better going to California and paying a huge tax on everything?

So, Alvin Bragg has indicted ex-Marine hero, Daniel Penny for second degree murder in the death of that homeless guy on the subway, Jordan Neely. From everything I’ve seen there were more folks trying to subdue a mad man than just Penny, and I don’t think he looked like he was trying to harm anyone. Seems that’s what most of the folks in the car with Penny said as well. I can’t believe that Bragg would waste more taxpayer money on this. It’s just another liberal ploy. If you’re a criminal in New York, you obviously can’t do any wrong, even when you’ve been arrested forty-four times!

Speaking of the Durham Report, I’ll admit I haven’t read it (yet), but will. And I’m really interested to learn what is going to happen to Hillary Clinton because of it. This has to be one of the more thorough reports issued in recent memory, and it should be…it took long enough. Remember? This was going to stop Biden from winning the White House back in 2020 when it would be released just before the election!

Am I the only one that thinks the whole federal government needs to be blown up and started over again? The FBI, the NSA, the CIA, the DOJ, the EPA, Homeland Security all need to be shut down, retooled and maybe left shut down. I understand the need for us to know what friends and foes around the world are doing, but to use the tactics against American citizens that aren’t doing anything other than belonging to a political party? The left should be ashamed if they had any shame in them!

That’s it for today! Have a great Tuesday, and …

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is It Possible For The GOP To Take Back The Senate?

In short, the answer becomes rather cloudy. Polls at this point in time are scarce because we’re still a solid year and a half away from the election. Add to that the fact that a lot of the folks that will be running haven’t even announced yet, and you’re going to begin to see exactly how tough it is.

While the GOP is going to have the edge in the field with 23 Democrat seats (and independent seats up that caucus with the Democrats), the GOP only has to defend 10 of those seats. And while we’ve discussed those folks in the Democrat party that are the most vulnerable in prior blogs, even though there is a decent chance the GOP can pick up a couple of seats, it’s still a longshot.

The Senate typically returns about 88% of it’s incumbents to office. In 2020, they returned 100% of the party’s seats. So, it’s a tough putt to replace a sitting Senator that is running for reelection. But in 2024, there are several seats that will be open due to retirement. Michgian’s Debbie Stabenow, Maryland’s Ben Cardin, and California’s Diane Feinstein have already announced their retirement plans. Add to that Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, who has changed parties and is running as an independent and you have some interesting races to watch. Now, I don’t want anyone to believe that California or even Maryland is going to flip to the GOP. The likelihood of that happening is way out there.

But there have been a couple of polls recently that show some interesting things. In Pennsylvania, if Bob Casey decides to run again, he is at this point slated to win reelection by 7 points or so over Dave McCormick. But it balloons to a 16 point win over former Gubernatorial candidate, Doug Mastriano. It looks like Casey has a safe seat at this point.

Arizona is going to be an interesting race. Kyrsten Sinema hasn’t entered the race yet, but has said goodbye to the Democrats. Representative Ruben Gallego, who’s actually more liberal than the current Senator, Mark Kelly, has thrown his hat in the ring to move up to the upper chamber. No other Dem has decided to run yet. However on the GOP side, there is speculation that Kari Lake may enter the race, as would Karen Taylor Robson, former Governor, Doug Ducey, and even eventual loser to Mark Kelly, Blake Masters. Though with Masters’ boss, Peter Thiel saying he’s done donating money to political campaigns, Masters doesn’t have nearly the oomph he had in 2022. Currently, regardless who you put up from the GOP, Gallego wins the race. The GOP finishes second, but Ducey does the best job, losing by only 5 points. Taylor Robson loses by 7, Lake loses by 8, and Masters loses by 9. Sinema doesn’t even figure into the race.

Those are the only two states that have had polls at this point. But to win, the GOP needs to win some tough races. They need to flip Ohio, where Sherrod Brown is not a very popular candidate; they need to beat Jon Testor in Montana, which has proven tough to do in the past, and they need to beat Joe Manchin in West Virginia should he decide not to retire. And then there’s Jacky Rosen in Nevada, who isn’t nearly as popular as Catherine Masto Cortez is. And Masto Cortez won by a tenth of a hair over Adam Laxalt. If the GOP can’t win those seats, they simply don’t deserve to take over the Senate.

And IF they should take over the Senate, and Joe Biden wins reelection (I’m assuming the GOP holds the House), it brings to a close all of Biden’s hopes and dreams to transform America into some eco-green-new-deal-socialist wonderland. There won’t be much he can do about it at that point.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

I Always Remember Today!

In case you haven’t remembered, today is Mother’s Day. It’s a special day for me. I’ve been blessed for the past 12 years that I’ve been able to live down the street from my mother. That’s after about 30 years of not being able to see her much or share birthdays, holidays, and the like. I was in the midwest, and she was either in Philadelphia, or out here in the desert.

But that changed in 2011 when I retired and moved out here. My wife and I had always looked forward to the day we could move out here. It was weird, but I actually brought my wife out here after we got engaged so she could spend some time with my grandparents. I know, kinda nerdy right? But I told her after our visit that this was where we would be retiring to, and it was a deal-breaker. She didn’t mind a bit. So, when we decided to move out here, it was an absolute blessing to be close to mom.

I have to say, she and I don’t always agree on everything, but throughout my life she’s been my counselor and a rock. I’ve called her with virtually every major decision I’ve had to make. And though I haven’t always followed her advice, I’ve always appreciated it. She was a divorcee at a time (1960’s) when you just didn’t go through divorce. Her biggest fear back then was making sure there was always a roof over our heads (three boys), clothes on our backs, and food in our stomachs. And there always was.

There were many times she had more than one job. She was in education, and being “just a teacher” wasn’t enough. She went back to school and got a Masters’ Degree and then a PhD. She ended up being a Vice President of not one, but two colleges. I’ve always admired that she could do all of that, AND raise three boys on her own. And we never knew at the time the sacrifices that she made. Of course, we do now.

So, today, I’m pleased to say, that once again, for the 11th time in a row, I get to spend time with her. We’ll go over to her house after church today and take her one of her favorite lunches. It’s not much, but I relish the time I get to spend with her (even when I don’t always agree with her point of view!)_ And I hope that each of you has the same opportunity as I’m lucky enough to have. If you don’t, please take a moment and recall your fondest memories of life with your mother. That’s a very special job and they do deserve our respect.

So, Mom (and yes…she reads this blog every day), Happy Mother’s Day! And may you and I enjoy many more together!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed, and we’ll get back to politics tomorrow!

So You Don’t Think China Is A Threat?

Anyone that doesn’t…please read on! I didn’t write the following…I was just mesmerized by it!

 4 reasons why China is fast becoming the dominant power in the world.

1 – They have a very low tolerance for crime. The death sentence is swiftly and routinely used for terrorists, murderers and drug traffickers.

2 – Very low tolerance for Religion. They do not believe there is a Magic man in the sky. No such thing as a God. Almost no religious killings and getting rid of the Indigenous Chinese Muslim population as fast as they can.

3 – They have not been involved in any expensive wars or invaded any country for the last seventy years.

4 – Their primary weapon of choice to conquer the world is Finance and countries around the world are falling fast.

Not just the USA but all world is in trouble.

In the near future China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States. Chinese acquisition of US businesses set a new all-time record last year and it is on pace to shatter that record this year

The Smithfield Foods acquisition is a great example. Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 US states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with about 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $ 4.7 billion and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.

It is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between “the Chinese government” and “the Chinese corporations”. In 2011, 43 percent of all profits in China were produced by companies where the Chinese government had a controlling interest.

Last year a Chinese company spent $2.6B to purchase AMC entertainment one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States. Chinese companies control more movie ticket sales than anyone else in the world.

But China is not just relying on acquisitions to expand its economic power.

“Economic beachheads” are being established all over America. For example, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. recently broke ground on a $100M plant in Thomasville, Alabama. Many of the residents of Thomas-ville, Alabama will be glad to have jobs, but it will also become yet another community that will now be heavily dependent on Communist China.

And guess where else Chinese companies are putting down roots? DETROIT.

Chinese owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle techno-logy and selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

If you recently purchased an “American-made” vehicle there is a really good chance that it has a number of Chinese parts in it. Industry analysts are hard-pressed to put a number on the Chinese suppliers in the United States.

China is very interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States.

For example, China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee. Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group spent 616 million dollars to acquire Triple H Coal Co. in Jacksboro, Tennessee.

At the time, that acquisition really didn’t make much news, but now a group of conservatives in Tennessee is trying to stop the Chinese from blowing up their mountains and taking their coal.

And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries. Right  now, China is actually building a city larger than Manhattan just outside Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Are you starting to get the picture yet? China is on the rise and has been for a long time while America plays political games.

If you doubt this, just read the following:

When you total up all imports and exports China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.

# Overall, the US has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 23 trillion dollars.

# China has more foreign currency reserves than anyone else on the planet.

# China now has the largest new car market in the entire world.

# China now produces more than twice as many automobiles as does the United States.

# After being bailed out by US taxpayers GM is involved in 11 joint ventures with Chinese companies.

# China is the number one gold producer in the world.

# The uniforms for the US Olympic team were made in China .

# 85% of all artificial Christmas trees the world over are made in China.

# The new World Trade Center tower in New York includes glass imported from China.

# China now consumes more energy than does the United States.

# China is now in aggregate the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.

# China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

# China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.

# China produces 3 times as much coal and 11 times as much steel as the United States does.

# China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.

# China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of any national defense system .

# In published scientific research articles China will become number one in the world very shortly. And what we have seen so far may just be the tip of the iceberg.

Don’t give up on the U. S. We are still #1 in the world in –

(a) number of lawyers per capita

(b) cost of education per student

(c) government inefficiency

(d) growth in National debt

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is This Biden’s Watergate?

There’s an old saying in Washington. It’s not the crime that gets you into trouble, it’s the coverup. That’s what did in Richard Nixon. Had he been forthcoming right from the start when it came to the Watergate break-in, he would have survived and Colson, Ehrlichman Dean, and Liddy would have been disgraced to a point they would today become forgotten men of history. But that’s not the way it worked. We had the 18 minutes of silence, we had all sorts of crooked dealings, and we had our first presidential resignation when it became evident that impeachment and conviction were definitely on the table.

So, is the current mess Joe Biden is going through HIS Watergate?

Remember, it’s not the crime, but the coverup. Biden allegedly took money, and millions of dollars from Ukraine and China and spread the wealth to his family. The fact that he said he didn’t meet with any of Hunter Biden’s business associates, nor discuss any of Hunter’s business dealings at any time…that is the coverup. And it looks like it is going to be proven. Now add to that a White House that says they aren’t getting involved in what the “independent” Department of Justice is doing with it’s investigation into not only Hunter, but Joe himself, and an IRS whistleblower that is hell-bent on proving to the world with what he calls is undeniable proof that high officials are playing political favorites in high profile cases (Hunter hasn’t been named because it’s an ongoing investigation and it would be a violation of federal law if he did so) have been slow-walking the investigation and playing politics with it.

And then you’ve got Biden ready to enter the fray tomorrow by doing a soft-announce through an internet video that he’s running for reelection in 2024. What makes this so interesting is, you could have the situation where by the time we get there, not one, but two presidential candidates, and both party’s nominees could be under indictment for breaking the law. Of course, Trump has three other investigations to go, and will probably be indicted on at least one of them. Biden could have three or more indictments coming his way as well. Certainly Hunter could.

I think it’s very interesting that all of this is coming out now. Michael Morrell, a former deputy CIA director has admitted that he was the one that got the 51 intelligence people to sign a letter saying that the whole Hunter Biden story was a Russian disinformation hoax. All of that was a lie, as we are learning now, even though Biden himself lied about it during a debate with Donald Trump. It just goes to prove that the truth always does come out. It’s not always at the most opportune time for either of the party’s involved, but it will come out eventually.

In this case, I think the fact that the whole Hunter Biden story is looking dirtier than what we originally were led to believe, and that Joe and Hunter have seemingly put together this scheme, while Joe was Vice President is incredibly illegal. It’s also interesting to learn now that back in the day when Biden was VP under Bobo Obama, the Obama administration knew what he was doing and even warned him not to go forward with the shakedowns, but Joe didn’t listen.

The end analysis is a long ways from being totally played out. It’s like the Watergate situation before all of the hearings started. But in the end, the truth will be known. And if the accusations that are being floated are true, it could very easily result in a very similar situation where Biden is either impeached and convicted (I’m not holding my breath in the current environment), or he is forced into resigning. The whole question is, does it come before the election in 2024, or like Watergate, does it wait until after the election. And does that mean K-baby Harris takes over if Biden were to beat the Republican nominee?

So many questions at this point, so few really true answers. We’ll have to wait and see. But record all of it. The grandkids will never believe it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Worst Is Yet To Come

Whatever you do, and I know you won’t…don’t believe Joe Biden when he says that we’ve turned the corner and everything in the economy is great. I know this won’t come as a surprise to many of you…but he’s lying.


In case you wondered why the stock market tanked on Tuesday by some 570 points, it was because Jerome Powell, the guy that’s the chairman at the Federal Reserve was testifying before Congress. It didn’t go very well. Powell said that the central bank may need to raise interest rates still higher because he expects inflation to stay around longer than he first expected. Or as he put it…”The Fed still has work to do”.

Cue the bucket of cold water aimed at Joe Biden.

The reason you raise interest rates is to cool off an overheated economy. That’s basically the only reason you do it. So, in the Fed’s mind, the economy is overheated. And when that happens, there needs to be an adjustment. That’s usually referred to as a “soft landing”. Basically what they are trying to do is gently slow down the economy without causing a recession. That’s a rare occurrence when they are able to do that. It’s a very tricky tactic.

An overheated economy can be caused by any number of things. This one, however is caused by a lot of jobs still available, so work is plentiful. Wages are high because employers can’t find enough people to do the jobs, so they need to increase the pay to entice people to fill them. Biden spent like a drunken sailor over the course of the first two years, upping the federal deficit by some $4 trillion, higher than anyone has ever done (even Trump!). And that caused inflation to soar to 40 year highs of 8.6% last year. They’re still high, at 6.4%. And with the government spending like that, and the jobs market so lucrative to employees, it causes the prices on everything to go up. Now add to that the fact that we have a Transportation Secretary that isn’t qualified for his job, and that causes a supply chain shortage, which causes more price increases, and it’s a never-ending cycle.

Powell was testifying before Congress on Tuesday and said that while the unemployment rate of 3.4% is the lowest i some 54 years, he’s hoping that the jobless rate increases to 4.5% this year. That’s right. The guy in charge of the nation’s money supply is hoping that some of you lose your job this year. Last year the Fed raised interest rates from around 0% to 4.5%. That’s the fastest increase since the recession of 1980/1981.

What I found interesting about Powell’s testimony is that he said that the jobs situation wasn’t the driving factor for inflation. He was indicating that Joe Biden is the real reason for the inflation, which we all know was the case. I’ve been saying that for the last two years, and it’s interesting how all of a sudden, everything conservatives have been saying about a lot of things seem to be coming true.

Think about that for a minute. You’ve got the Wuhan lab being talked about now as the source for the COVID outbreak. A year or so ago, you couldn’t even say that without being banned on places like Twitter and YouTube. Facebook would put you in jail if you even mentioned COVID, even if you were working for a guy named Fauci! And now, we’ve got the chairman of the Fed basically telling us that yes, employment does contribute to the inflation rate, but that’s not the leading cause. The doctor is the one that’s getting us sick. And the stock markets listened and died. The Dow lost about 1.5% in one day. Not good for the old 401k!

What Republicans have been saying all along seems to hold true. The country is indeed headed for a recession. The worst is yet to come, and that the Fed is just merely hoping they can do something about it. But I can tell you this about recessions. They are the big dinner check that comes after a sumptuous meal. Everyone has eaten, we’re all bloated from the desserts and the fine meat and fish we’ve consumed. And now, here comes the bill. We still have to pay it. Actually, we never even got to eat the dinner. Joe Biden and Democrats got to eat the dinner. We just got stuck with the bill, as usual.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Sorry…It’s NOT Racist!

I totally missed this during the Super Bowl this past Sunday. I’m not sure if you heard about it or not, but I knew when I saw the picture of former Arizona Gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake sitting during the song “Lift Every Voice And Sing”, sometimes referred to as “The Black National Anthem”, I had to comment on it. And no…I’m not racist. I’m an American. There is a difference.

Kari Lake chose to stay seated during the inclusion of the song which came before America The Beautiful, and one of the neatest renditions of THE National Anthem, I’ve ever heard from country music star, Chris Stapleton. I will say that I held my nose in November when I voted for Lake for Governor over eventual winner, Katie Hobbs. Like the guy that endorsed her, I appreciated her stances on a lot of the issues. What I didn’t like was the lack of experience, lack of knowledge of how the political game works, and the lack of what I would call “character”. Sorry, but you don’t fight the outcome saying, “Those bastards are evil and this bitch is going to fight them”.

But I will commend Lake for this reason. At this point in our country’s history, we are ONE national under God. Not two. We have ONE National Anthem, not two. I get it that blacks may feel they are owed something, and that life is unfair because 160 years ago some of their forefathers were slaves. That was terrible and wrong. No person ever has the right to “own” another person. But that has nothing to do with whites and blacks today. Personally, I feel what happened back then was reprehensible. But it had nothing to do with me. In fact, as some folks in my family have done my family tree going back quite a ways, we weren’t even here in the 1860’s. So, sorry, not guilty on this one, and don’t try to make me feel bad for it.

I was never in favor of Colin Kaepernick’s stunt when he decided to protest the way blacks were being treated by kneeling during the National Anthem. I’m not in favor of two National Anthems, and I wouldn’t have stood for this one either. If the NFL wants to do a song prior to the National Anthem and have someone sing this, I don’t have a problem with that, but certainly don’t introduce it as a “Black National Anthem” (they didn’t), and don’t ask people to stand. I’m not going to stand for it anymore than I’m going to kneel for the real National Anthem. And if you believe that makes me a racist, I’d basically be fine with that. You choose what you need to do in life, as long as you’re not breaking the law, and I’ll choose what I need to do. I never once gave you permission to put a label on me, just as I’ve never put a label on you.

This country is divided in so many ways right now that for one group to try and divide us even further is dead wrong. It flies against everything our Founding Fathers fought for. And yes, they were white men. I don’t apologize for that one either because if they hadn’t done what they did back in the 1770’s, you wouldn’t be able to call people racist, or think you’ve written a second National Anthem. Those “white supremacists” did a pretty damn good job of putting a country together, and frankly, I think it’s racist to call them anything but American heroes.

I usually don’t get involved in race here for one very simple reason. It doesn’t matter. I don’t care where you come from, so long as you got here legally, I don’t care what color your skin is, I don’t care if you’re male or female (and those are the only two genders…sorry Millenniums!), I don’t care if you’re rich or poor, and I don’t care if you’re smart or dumb. It doesn’t matter to me. And frankly, I don’t think it should matter to you what I am. We both are, and that’s enough. Learn to live with it and deal with it. I’m not going to sit here and tell you, “Oh, but I’ve got black friends”, and that makes what I’m saying right. No, what makes what I’m saying right is the fact that we are PEOPLE. And as long as I give the proper respect to you initially, and let you earn the respect I give you from that point on, it should be fine.

By the way…it’s not “racist” when three black police officers beat up a black man. It can’t be racist if they are all of the same race. How about three black police officers doing their job and going too far against someone that was resisting arrest? I’m not saying the three shouldn’t be charged in the guy’s death. I’m saying don’t call everything that happens in this life racist, just because you don’t agree with it. It’s not.

And it’s not racist for Kari Lake to choose not to stand to a song that a group of people hold dear. I think it’s fine if blacks hold that song as special. There’s nothing wrong with that. But don’t expect the entire country to rise and give it the credence we give The Star Spangled Banner, just because you feel put upon. Life doesn’t work that way, and the sooner you learn it, the better off we all will be.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!