But Who’s Fault Is It?

Harry Truman supposedly had a sign on his desk that read “The Buck Stops Here”. Basically, it meant, he was the guy in charge and he was the guy with the responsibility for making the tough decisions. He got a lot of praise (once he left the White House) for that sign. But what has happened since then?

Did other presidents after Truman take responsibility for the mistakes that were made while they were in the White House? Surprisingly, the answer is yes!

Take John F. Kennedy. He had a terrible mis-step with the Bay of Pigs invasion. Yet, he accepted full responsibility for it on April 21, 1961, stating, “There’s an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan…I’ve said as much as I feel can be usefully said by me in regard to the events of the past few days. Further statements, detailed discussions, are not to conceal responsibility, because I’m the responsible officer of the government, but merely because I, and that is quite obvious, but merely because I do not believe that such a discussion would benefit us during the present difficult situation.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson never fully accepted any of the blame for his largest mistake, which was to expand the war in Vietnam, and yet, he never blamed others for it either.

Richard Nixon told his speech writer, Ray Price that he should probably put in his resignation speech that he was responsible for his part in the Watergate coverup and raising money for the hush funds of the Watergate burglars.

Gerald Ford never apologized for pardoning Nixon, but he did take responsibility (who else could?).

Jimmy Carter would only say that “we had a lot more work to do to get the economy right” during his terrible tenure as president. Carter basically admitted that he was wrong, but never took full responsibility for it.

Ronald Reagan never accepted responsibility for the Iran/Contra Arms Deal, letting Oliver North and others take the fall for him as he relied on plausible deniability.

George HW Bush admitted after his loss to Bill Clinton that the whole “Read my lips, no new taxes” line was what got him into trouble. He accepted the defeat, but never accepted full responsibility for it, or for the recession that occurred toward the end of his presidency.

Bill Clinton is famous for referring to the Harry Truman sign, saying “The buck never got here!” There were tons of examples in Clinton’s reign where he was at fault and never really apologized or admitted responsibility, with the whole Monica Lewinsky affair being one of them.

George W. Bush never admitted responsibility for the 2008 banking crash and ensuing “Great Recession”. Of course, in that regard, it’s been proven that Democrats in Congress were basically to blame forcing banks to take sub-prime mortgages from people that couldn’t afford to pay them so that “everyone can afford the ‘Great American Dream’ of home ownership.” That fiasco was entirely Congress’ fault (and no, they never apologized for it!).

Barack Obama never apologized or admitted responsibility for any actions while in office, even though his presidency was marred by up to 35 different and separate scandals ranging from tapping telephones of the Associated Press, and Fox News employees, to the whole Benghazi fiasco which killed the US Ambassador to Libya.

Donald Trump never fully admitted responsibility for things that went wrong while he was in the White House. He never accepted responsibility for the January 6th protests at the Capitol. In fact, he was well known to have told people to “Go home and go in peace” during his speech. He never accepted responsibility for his loss to Joe Biden in 2020, refusing to believe to this day that he actually lost. The one thing Trump did apologize for was when he was a candidate and the sex scandal that was made public through Access Hollywood. In fact, he apologized several times in several different ways for it.

As for Joe Biden, he hasn’t admitted that he has any responsibility for the high gas prices. He hasn’t admitted any responsibility for the crisis in the southern border, going so far as to wait six months before he even had anyone in his administration call it “a crisis”. He hasn’t even acknowledged that America has a higher inflation rate than any other country in the world, much less taken responsibility for it. To listen to Joe Biden talk, he is the reason things are going so well. That’s amazing considering only 20% of Americans actually agree with him on that! Consumer confidence is at it’s lowest level in history, and while most Americans feel that a recession is right around the corner, something most economists and the FED agree with, Biden maintains that there’s nothing certain about having a recession during his time in office!

It would seem to me that looking back at the presidents since Harry Truman, that yes, some took responsibility for their actions, and some did not. But only one seems to be so out of touch with what’s happening in the world today that he can’t even get the facts straight. That would be one Joesph Robinette Biden.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How Dems Are Running For Reelection

Democrats in both the House and the Senate that are running for reelection have a very difficult job ahead of them. Congress is at almost universally historic lows in terms of job approval. The reason is quite simple. Democrats have a hard time passing any legislation, and that which gets through both chambers is so watered down that it doesn’t amount to a warm bucket of spit.

I happen to live in a state that is considered a “toss-up” state for one of those Senators, Mark Kelly of Arizona. He was elected in 2020 because he never identified himself as a Democrat, and he ran against an incredibly weak candidate in Martha McSally, who had been appointed to fill an unexpired term.

So, Kelly is running for reelection in 2022 for a full term. He is going to have his hands full, and he knows it. Currently, polls show him up by about four or five points over his potential rivals, depending on who that is. There are currently three Republicans that have any chance of winning the nomination. Current Attorney General, Mark Brnovich is still leading the pack. Donald Trump has given his support to Thiel Foundation President, Blake Masters, who also has received the endorsement from his boss, Peter Thiel. The third potential candidate is Jim Lamon, founder and president of DEPCOM, the largest privately held engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance company in the country.

Kelly has been spending millions so far telling Americans how hard he is working to a) bring down the cost of gasoline to Arizonans, and b) how he is working hard with others in Congress to bring the inflation rate down. I recently sent a letter to Senator Kelly, knowing full well that if it got read by anyone other than a low-level staffer, it would be ignored. Here is the letter:

Senator Kelly,

I’ve seen your advertisements detailing how you are working hard to bring the cost of gasoline and the inflation rate down “for Arizonans”. You mention that families here in the state are struggling, which is quite correct. However, I think you may be on the wrong road to recovery in dealing with the reasons we are having such a hard time.

First and foremost, President Biden, on is first day in office, pulled the plug on the Keystone XL Pipeline project, taking 20,000 workers off the job, and negating the 900 million barrels of Canadian crude oil that could be pumped through the pipeline each and every day. The President has also stopped all drilling in the Anwar oil fields, and has slow walked many leasing licenses for drilling in this country. Now we add to that the fact that Mr. Biden recently cancelled a oil drilling auction that could have lowered the cost of gasoline by over a dollar, and you can start to see the problem.

Senator Kelly, this is not a “Putin problem” as the President claims. This is not a problem of the oil companies trying to gouge the country, as you have claimed. This is a simple matter of Democrats trying to raise the price of gasoline to the point to make electric vehicles (EV’s) look more inviting. And for those Arizonans that do not want, or cannot afford to spend the extra $30,000 on an EV, it is hurting them. If you want to be honest with Arizonans, you need to realize that giving a “gas tax” holiday through the end of the year, you are only lowering the cost of a gallon of gasoline (now at $5.69) about 18 1/2 cents per gallon. The increase in fuel prices started long before Putin invaded Ukraine. And it wasn’t a factor back when Donald Trump was President. It’s only been since Mr. Biden and you took office.

The same can be said about inflation. As of May 2022, worldwide inflation does not begin to compare with the inflation rate in the United States. In fact, I checked every single country, and none had an increase of the 7.2% that we have suffered through. Canada’s inflation rate has only increased 0.2%, while Mexico’s has actually declined 0.3%. The reason for this increase is the “American Rescue Plan” that Mr. Biden proposed and that you supported. It was the over-printing of money that caused the inflation rate to be so high. Yet, in an interview with the Associated Press (his first REAL sit down interview in over a year with the press), here’s what Biden had to say on inflation: “If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy.” No, Biden is not a “wise guy”, he’s just ignorant when it comes to inflation rates in other countries.

You claim, sir, to be “hard at work” to lower both the cost of gasoline and the inflation rate. I would conclude after watching the net results, you either aren’t working that hard, or you are doing a lousy job. I would hope that if you desired a full term in the US Senate, that you reverse course and get on board with doing actual beneficial measures. Somehow, I doubt that’s going to happen.

Sincerely,

I doubt I’ll be hearing back from him on that one!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Now You Have THIS To Worry About

If you’ve been to the grocery store in the last month, you’ve seen a 10% increase in the cost of whatever it was you’ve bought on average. If you’ve been to the gas station, your average cost of gas is up 50% over what it was just last year. But the cost of goods is only the beginning. We’re now starting to see something just as startling and worrisome.

It’s called “shrinkflation”.

Look at it this way. You go into a store to buy a candy bar. It’s 2.25 ounces and cost say, $1. Well, rather than up the price to $1.50, as you’re seeing at the gas pumps, you now go into the same store and buy the same candy bar for $1. Only different is, it’s in 1.75 ounces. You’ve basically lost a half ounce of candy for the same cost. That’s the same thing as a 22.2% cost increase.

It’s happening to potato chips, and candy bars, and snacks of all kinds. You’re going to see it in jars of peanut butter, and beans, and ketchup bottles soon. It’s one way to give consumers the impression you’re fighting inflation, when in actuality, you’re raising prices probably more than you would if you just kicked the price up a dime or two.

You won’t see that at the gas pump because in this country, we buy gasoline by the gallon. All of the pumps would have to be changed out to sell them by the liter as they do in Canada, or quart sized, which if it ever got to that would probably cause riots. But for hard goods, you certainly will see it!

And apparently the FED, who’s really only job is to control the money supply, and thus inflation, is not able to apparently control where we are right now. They are planning at least four more interest rate hikes. In March of 2020, interest rates were between 0% and 0.25%. Today they are between 0.75% and 1%. The fed will most likely increase the rates 50 basis points (half a percentage point) each time. That brings the prime rate, which is at 4% today, to 5.5% before the end of the year.

And what will that cause?

People will not be as willing to purchase a new car (which is outrageously expensive right now, and in short supply). They won’t be as willing to purchase a new house (which should bring housing prices down in most major cities), and they won’t do major construction work on their existing home that requires them to get a home equity loan or some other loan to pay for it. In short, you’re going to see a slowing of the economy. And that is an economy that is already contracting at a rate of 1.5% in the last quarter. One more quarter of that and we are officially in a recession. And, there is just one person to blame for this recession. Anyone want to take a guess? I’ll give you a clue. It’s not Vladimir Putin!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can We Be Truthful About Gas Prices?

The one thing I try more than anything else to do at this blog is give the truth. I try to call out any falsities that arise. So, you’ll have to forgive me when I call the Biden Administration liars when it comes to gas prices. And I also have to call out one of my Senators, Mark Kelly (D-AZ). Kelly is running for reelection to the Senate after just a full year and a half, filling a term from Martha McSally, who lost to him in November of 2020.

Kelly’s been sending a ton of emails, direct mails, and TV ads to Arizonans regaling the fact that he’s “working hard” to stop the increase in gas prices. Oh, it sounds great. But I’ll just preface further comments with this. Mark, if you’re working hard to lower gas prices, you’re doing a lousy job, and you’re in the wrong business. Whatever you’re working so hard at isn’t working.

One of Kelly’s first ads came out four months ago. You probably didn’t see it unless you live in the AZ, so here’s the website it’s on:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mark+kelly+commercial+about+working+to+lower+gas+prices&docid=608012862306284901&mid=D70A224263B4BAF1325ED70A224263B4BAF1325E&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Here’s what I hate about the excuses that Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and people like Mark Kelly are doing. They are absolutely lying to you. First of all, it’s not a “Putin gas hike”. Gas prices had doubled long before Vladimir Putin started amassing troops on Ukraine’s border. And it’s not a COVID problem. That was bank in Trump’s day. And, as Kelly points out in his ad, it’s not because of the “greedy oil companies looking to boost their profits.” No, this was brought on by several totally different reasons.

First off was the fact that on his first day in office, Joe Biden cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline project that was already underway. Besides wasted the millions of dollars already spent on the project, he denied the 830,000 barrels of oil per day that we would receive from Canada. Not Russia, not Saudi Arabia, not Iran. Second, he cut off oil leases in some of the prime drilling spots in the United States, including Anwar in Alaska. It’s one of the richest oil fields in the world. Third, he has slow-walked permits to drill in an effort to increase gasoline prices. The reason? Simple. He wants to bring the cost of owning a gasoline powered car so high that people move to electric vehicles.

Now, I’m not saying that electric cars won’t have a place in our future. They’ve come a long way in the last two years with battery technology. It’s almost to the point that you can drive for a couple of hours in an electric vehicle without having to stop to recharge. And when the battery technology gets to the point where you can drive 750 to 1,000 miles on a single charge, and there are enough infrastructure improvements in place to put charging stations on every corner like there are gas stations, we could be in business. Well, except for the fact that the environmentalist wacko’s don’t tell you that they have no place to put spent lithium ion batteries, so they’re going to have to go to the Nevada desert and bury them somewhere.

And the cost is going to be high for several years to come. Yes, now you’ll be paying over $51,000 on average for an electric car. And the battery cost has come down since 2012 from $600 per kWh to about $400 per kWh. That’s still out of reach for most Americans.

So, can we agree that while some day, you may end up owning an EV, today is probably not the day. The technology just isn’t there yet. So, why is Joe Biden and Mark Kelly so sold on EV’s today? Because they have it in for the oil companies. They feel the oil giants are huge polluters and that they are doing nothing to help stem the tide of the climate change hoax.

And that’s why Joe Biden, and Mark Kelly are dead wrong when it comes to gas prices. They aren’t doing anything to lower them. They are doing everything in their power to get the gasoline up over $10 per gallon. That makes their argument for EV’s even easier to understand.

And that is one of many reasons why Mark Kelly is listed as someone that may be losing his seat in November. We can only hope!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How’s That Working Out For You?

Joe Biden is concerned. He says he is concerned about you, because he feels the pain you’re enduring because of the high gas prices, because of a shortage of baby formula on the shelves of your local supermarkets. He realizes that you’re paying more today than you probably ever did at the cash register when you go into any store. And it bothers him. Oh, I think it’s keeping him awake nights. How else could you explain the fact that nothing is getting done?

Joe Biden is fighting inflation for you! How’s that working out?

Apparently, not so good. The Labor Department on Friday released the latest economy figures. Inflation is now at an annualized rate of 8.6%, up from 8.3% in May. But the rate of inflation month to month jumped a full 1%. That was up from the 0.3% rise in May, and the 0.7% increase that the “experts” in the economic field felt it would jump.

My hunch is, it ain’t working out so well.

There really isn’t anything at this point that the Democrats in Congress, or Biden himself can do to change what will most likely be a Republican wave this November in the midterm elections. After seeing inflation being called “transitory”, then being called, “good for you”, then blamed on COVID, then blamed on Putin’s war with Ukraine, I have to wonder if these guys and gals in DC know anything about what’s going on in America these days.

There is a solution to all of this, and it’s really simple. It’s also a death-blow to the Democrat party. The solution is you cut the federal budget by 25%. You stop printing money willy-nilly. You may even consider to go back to the gold standard. And, you pay down the $32 trillion federal debt. Because if you don’t do all of that, every single working person in America that has a 401k is going to get hammered, and that is when the rebellion starts.

Here’s what I can possibly see happening up the road. And let me be clear, it’ll hit both Democrats and Republicans equally, though it’s mostly the Democrats’ fault. Did you know that the 401k you have at your employer’s place of business is actually regulated by the Department of Labor? It’s a federal regulation, and they can, if they need to (and they will), take the money in everyone’s 401k to help pay down the debt. IRA’s are safe. Roth IRA’s are safe. But your 401k can indeed be confiscated by the federal government. Social Security is set to have a 20% reduction in payouts to seniors in 2035. That’s when it runs out of money unless the reduction takes place. So, even if you’re retired and don’t have a 401k any longer, you’re going to feel the pinch as well. And if you’re getting say a $2,000 check from Uncle Same every month, that’s going to be cut to about $1,600. How do you think that will make senior citizens feel?

So, now you’ve pissed off the working class who are scrimping and saving for their retirement since only 16% of Fortune 500 companies offer a pension any longer. And you’re taking their hard-earned retirement savings. And you’re pissing off about one in five Americans (21.1%) that are currently on Social Security. So the question I ask is, am I the only one that sees the revolution coming?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

As If Dems Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About…

Can we stoke the anti-Democrat fire just a little bit more? Oh, it probably won’t effect you if you’re working and you get your healthcare through your workplace. It probably also won’t effect you if you’re on Medicare or Medicaid. But if you’re one of the 13.8 million Americans that have to use the “healthcare exchange” (read that as Obamacare) to get their healthcare insurance, you’re going to be pissed come October.

That’s because the increase coming this year is going to be huge!

See, last year, Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. Basically it subsidized a good portion of the increase in Obamacare. So people that use that particular method to get their healthcare did indeed see an increase, but nowhere near what they would have had the federal government not stepped in. Well, that program expires on December 31st this year. And with inflation at levels we haven’t seen in 40 years, and an economy teetering on the brink of recession, even some Democrats realize now is not the time to be renewing that program.

And that means that there is going to be a huge increase in the cost of Obamacare to some 13.8 million people, about two weeks prior to the midterm elections. And Dems just don’t have any way to handle that bad news.

Already only 25% of the country think we’re “on the right track”. Joe Biden has been upside down in polling on every single issue except how he handled COVID, and that was by the slimmest of margins. Democrats in both houses of Congress have to deal with high inflation, a poor economy, a southern border catastrophe, crime in the streets, school shootings, a war going on in Ukraine that we’re a part of (even if it’s only sending materiel and money), and an incredible pushback to the Woke community. If the Dems needed any further signs that the stars just aren’t aligned for them this year, this certainly handed it to them.

I mean, how do you think 13.8 million people are going to react when they see that their healthcare is going to be 20-25% more expensive in 2023? And these are most likely the people least able to deal with an increase that large.

Maybe that’s the reason why no one wants Joe Biden to campaign for them this year? Just a thought!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Open Mouth…Insert Foot

Sometimes when you try to explain why something isn’t happening like you think it should be, the best course of action to take is to keep your mouth shut. Because a lot of times when you do open your mouth, you say things that make people that have following the topic realize that you have no clue what you’re talking about.

That’s what happened to Joe Biden this past week. On Wednesday, Biden was meeting with manufacturers of baby formula. Now, this has been a sore spot for the White House since early February, when the shelves became bare after Abbott Nutrition closed it’s Michigan plant due to health issues with the baby formula. Now, the plant doesn’t make all of the baby formula in the country, but a significant portion of it.

What made matters worse was Joe Biden decided to go off script. The White House has continuously said that they have been working feverously on the problem since they learned of the shortage in February. Well, that’s not Biden’s take on things. Once again, the President and the rest of the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue seem to be looking at two different stories. Biden’s commented, “I became aware of this problem sometime in early April, about how intense it was. We did everything in our power from that point on.”

Wait a minute!

Are you trying to tell me that grocery store shelves were empty as far as stocking baby formula was concerned, the White House was working overtime on correcting the shortage, and Joe Biden didn’t know about this situation until some TWO MONTHS later? Who in God’s green acres is running this place? Do you mean to tell me that others in the White House knew about this catastrophe, but they didn’t brief the President on it? Wasn’t this a rather important topic that someone in charge should be up to speed on?

And then when the new Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre had a lot of problems trying to answer reporters’ questions on the topic. Her initial response was, “I was in my office. I did not actually hear what the president said.”

But the reporters smelled blood in the water and pressed the issue. Jean-Pierre, who isn’t the keenest bulb in the box, said that you know, the President has a lot on his plate, and gets briefed on a lot of different topics. She refused to name the person that actually DID tell Biden about the shortage.

This is just one more of the multitude of gaffes, slip ups, lies, half-truths, and outright screw ups that this administration has given us over it’s first 18 months in office. It makes you wonder why they are getting so much wrong. It would seem to me that it would start with communications. When you think of all of the Biden fumbles over the past year and a half, it’s usually because he’s not on the same page as the staff that writes the teleprompter, and he goes off script. He’s not fully aware of the day-to-day happenings of the events taking place in the White House, and has a hard time understanding the complexity of the issues.

And frankly, as one that holds a Communications Degree from the esteemed school of Ohio University, I’m at a loss to understand why these Ivy League schmucks can’t do a better job at informing their boss what’s really going on around the country. Or, maybe they are, and maybe just maybe, he doesn’t have the mental capacity left to remember any of it.

That’s the scariest thought of all!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

OH! Did I Say That?

Look, we are all human. We all make mistakes. I get that and I certainly appreciate that. God knows, I’ve made more than my fair share of mistakes in my life. In fact, if you check with my wife, I’ve got to be in the top ten at mistake making!

But you don’t expect this from the so-called “experts”. Especially when they seem to be as well educated, and have held the high positions that someone like Janet Yellen has had.

And yet, she has now admitted, she was wrong about inflation.

Yes, Janet Yellen, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, who’s only real job is to control inflation, and now the Secretary of the Treasury, has admitted that she was wrong about inflation.

This was Yellen on CNN: “I think I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take. As I mentioned, there have been unanticipated and large shocks to the economy that have boosted energy and food prices and supply bottlenecks that have affected our economy badly that I didn’t at the time fully understand.”

So, let me understand this, because this is one of the few times my wife would shake her head and say she couldn’t believe it if I happened to be right and some liberal economist with degrees in economics from Brown, and Yale (where she got her Masters and PhD), could be so far off base.

Yellen couldn’t believe that if you have large shocks to the economy, and we want to read that as over-printing of money, and cancelling oil drilling lease sales in federal lands as well as other administration policies that have utterly failed, inflation wouldn’t take over.

I think she needs to give back a few of those degrees. What the hell are they teaching at Yale, anyway?

You and I have for the most part, agreed on what has caused this latest bout of inflation. It was a Trump thing. Over the years Trump was in office, the average Consumer Price Index (CPI) was around 1.5%. Today, inflation hovers at over 8%. You can blame COVID, you can blame Putin, you can blame anything and anybody you want. The fact of the matter is that the FED’s top job is to control inflation. And they have failed miserably. Yellen, Biden, Harris, Jerome Powell, all said a year ago that inflation was “transitory”. What does that even mean? Then the “transitory” became “a good thing”. I can’t imagine when rising prices at the rate we’re seeing is a good thing!

Now, Biden is meeting with bankers, and Powell and others who supposedly have far greater economic knowledge than Biden does to see how to reverse inflation. The sad part is Joe, you can’t spend your way out of an inflationary spiral. You have to pull back and stop spending money altogether. Supply has to outweigh demand. That is simple Econ 101.

I think the mere fact that Janet Yellen would be even open to making such a stupid (and yes, it was not ignorance, it was stupidity) mistake as not knowing what causes inflation, when you’re supposed to be one of the brightest minds in the country on all things economic, you need to resign. Janet Yellen needs to step down, and get a job as a bank teller somewhere in middle America. Her credibility has now reached that of the president and vice president. That’s a sad thing for America. It’s one more example why Democrats can’t be in charge. They just screw it up!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden Slips Up On Gas Prices

Oh, Joe Biden is telling you that he and his administration are working tirelessly to bring gasoline prices down. You’re hearing that from the House and the Senate. But they really aren’t doing anything to solve the problem. And it’s only getting worse.

Here in the desert, we went over $5.00 a gallon this week for the first time ever. I see in California, they are averaging well over $6.00 a gallon. And while Biden is telling us that he’s taking a million barrels a day out the Strategic Oil Preserve, and that he’s thinking about waiving the federal gas tax for the rest of the year, it’s all window dressing. Now, he’s slipped up and shown us his cards. Here is what he said during a press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, during his Asian tour.

“Here’s the situation.  And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”

So, let me get this straight. He’s calling the high gas prices an “incredible transition” which tells me that it’s deliberate. You don’t transition from something to something else by accident. It’s planned and executed. He’s hoping that by raising gas prices to the moon, making fossil fuels so expensive, that we have no choice but to shell out an additional $20,000 on electric vehicles. This is all a part of his overall plan. And he’s hoping that when it’s over, we’ll be a stronger nation for it, right? I mean, am I mis-reading what Biden is saying there?

Look, the gas prices are and always have been about changing the way Americans think and act. It has had nothing to do with COVID, and has had very little to do with Vladimir Putin (maybe ten cents a gallon) because we get very little oil from Russia. This is about Joe Biden’s wish to push his eco-terrorist ideas “to save the planet”. What he is missing, what anyone in DC with half a brain should understand is, America isn’t taking too kindly to his “transition”. And America doesn’t believe him when he says it’s “Putin’s gas hike”. It’s not.

America has been an oil consumer since the start of the industrial revolution, and will continue to be for years to come. The reason is simple. There isn’t the infrastructure in place to go to alternative fuels just yet. Oh, it may happen in the future, but today? Nope…it’s nowhere near ready. Try driving an EV from California to New York. See how far you get. My hunch is there are nowhere near the charging stations that would be required for such a trip, and until there are, and until every little backwater town has multiple charging stations, you aren’t going to see EV’s take off. You may see them in town tooling around to save on gas. But America will keep the gas guzzlers for the road trips. That you can take to the bank!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

If Nancy Pelosi Went Up Against God…Who Do You Think Would Win?

Well, it actually has kinda, sorta happened. Pelosi’s Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop of San Francisco, has sent Pelosi a letter…the second letter in a little over a month, in which he basically has said that she is no longer welcome in Communion. And it’s all due to her stance on abortion.

That would seemingly put Pelosi between a rock and a hard place.

I mean, who wants to go up against an Archbishop in the Catholic Church? Pelosi has long called herself “a devout Catholic”, but yet has steadfastly supported a woman’s right to choose abortion to end a pregnancy. In a letter to Pelosi dated April 7th, Archbishop Cordileone said to either repudiate advocacy for abortion rights or to refrain from referring to her Catholic faith in public or else he would have no choice but to bar her from being admitted communion.

This past Thursday, Cordileone sent a second letter that kind of dropped an atomic bomb on the Speaker of the House. “As you have not publically repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come. Therefore, in light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care’ (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1), by means of this communication I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance.”

So, Pelosi is no longer allowed to receive Communion unless and until she changes her position on abortion. She has long stood by her position stating, “I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.” 

Pelosi’s office was asked to comment on the Archbishop’s letter and they have refused to do so. It’s really the same problem Joe Biden is facing as well. He swears that he is personally against abortion, but the out for Catholics is that they don’t want to intercede in a difficult decision between a woman and her doctor. That has long been the pro-choice Catholic’s reasoning. And, it’s been pretty much what Pelosi has stood by in her tenure.

I frankly don’t think for a minute that this will bother Pelosi. I’m going to do something I don’t really like to do, but Democrats typically put politics ahead of religion. Not ALL Democrats mind you. I’ve known some that have been faithful to the church first, and to their party second. But it seems that there are a lot of liberal Catholics who fall under the same umbrella as Biden and Pelosi.

In the end, who am I to judge? I think there is someone much greater than I that already has that job coming up in the future. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during that meeting!

Carry on world, you’re dismissed!