K-Baby’s Mindless Word Salad Strikes Again!

You have to hand it to Vice President, K-baby Harris…when it comes to speaking, she is giving Dan Quayle a run for his money when it comes to making no sense. Quayle, if you’re old enough to remember, was George HW Bush’s veep, and was roundly criticized for his, well, let’s just call it a lack of intelligence. Actually, Quayle was a pretty smart guy, he just couldn’t communicate all that well.

So, this past weekend, K-baby Harris, who’s been known to come up with some of the worst word-salad cases in recorded history, did it again. She was discussing religion (never a good idea when talking to reporters), and comparing religious beliefs to the abortion issue, which will rear it’s ugly head this week in the Supreme Court’s final week of decisions. Here’s what she sad:

“For those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there’s nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith, or change their faith, it’s simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body — let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi, or whoever she consults.” 

Now, I would agree with her actually on the point that it’s not the government’s job to tell people what they can and cannot do with their own body. But she misses the point entirely, and she is contradicting herself in the process.

First and foremost, no, government should not tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies. But that is not the issue here. The issue is the other person involved that doesn’t vote (yet). She is forgetting that there is actually an ending of a life. That to me does indeed fly in the face of religion if you are to believe the Ten Commandments or at the very least, the Sixth Commandment, “Thou Shall Not Kill”. I don’t know how you can get around that one!

Secondly, IF you are going to utter the phrase that “government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body”, then how is it that you were in favor of government mandates for vaccines during COVID? Isn’t that exactly the government telling you what you have to do with your own body? You cannot have it both ways. Either you state that the government needs to stay out of the whole abortion issue, and therefore will never tell you what you can and cannot do with your own body (which I guess also means if you take heroin or LSD in the privacy of your own home, it’s OK?) how do you rectify that with telling Americans they MUST take a vaccine? It’s totally inconsistent.

K-baby Harris needs to stay in the Naval Observatory and redecorate. I’m sure she’ll add an incredible touch to the place. We don’t need her telling us anything. Just like we didn’t need Dan Quayle telling us how to spell P-O-T-A-T-O-E.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

There Are NO Leaders Here!

If you want to take a look at what’s bugging America, just log on to Real Clear Politics. They have a listing of the “political leaders” job approval numbers and it’s rather dismal.

Yes, it’s no surprise to anybody that Joe Biden continues to fall. The only surprise is how low a point he’s falling to. Pretty soon, these polls will start listing his approval numbers by listing the names of people still supporting him. It’s that bad. His numbers range from a high of 43% approval and 51% disapproval in the latest Economist/YouGov poll, which traditionally is one of the more liberal polls out there, to a low of 35% approval and 56% disapproval in the latest Quinnipiac poll. Rasmussen’s latest poll has him at a 60% disapproval rating. His average, according to Real Clear Politics is now sitting at 38.9%, the lowest in history.

But poor Joe isn’t the only politician in DC to receive low marks. Kamala Harris’ average approval rating is sitting at 30%. Nancy Pelosi is at 33.8%. Chuckles Schumer is at 30%. Soon-to-be Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy is at 28%, and at the bottom is Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell at 25%.

It’s obvious that America doesn’t think that highly of the various political leaders of either party. And while that’s terrible news for Democrats who basically have control of the legislative and executive branches of government, there doesn’t seem to be much support for the leaders of the Republican party in either house of Congress either.

So the question is why?

Basically I think it’s because of a couple of reasons. First of all, the country is in miserable shape. That can be laid squarely at the feet of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democrats that are controlling Congress now. When you have the highest gas prices on record, inflation running higher than it has in 40 years due to the over-printing of money, and a border crisis that the administration and Congress have both declined to do anything about, it’s bad. Now we throw onto that pile a baby formula shortage, a siracha shortage (wait…it’s coming!), and supply chain issues that have beguiled Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg. Add rising street crime in major cities, and it’s no wonder people are begging for a change in leadership. Even Democrats are screaming that they want someone other than Joe Biden running as their candidate in 2024.

It all comes down to what I would call an infectious partisanship. Democrats don’t want to work with Republicans. They are more interested in making the Republicans look bad any way possible, that they forget about doing “America’s business” of running the country. Just look at the latest/greatest committee hearings going on. The January 6th special committee is garnering all of the mainstream media attention right now. They are doing their darndest to make sure that Donald Trump is wounded as severely as possible prior to his announcing his candidacy for the 2024 election.

Democrats realize that they have to do all of this now because it’s becoming painfully obvious to even the most casual observer that the midterms are going to be a red wave like we haven’t seen in decades. And they have resigned themselves to the fact they will lose Congress, so they need to get this stuff accomplished right now! After January, they won’t be able to control committees to hold Donald Trump liable for anything. The only problem with their theory is that people have a short memory and we’re over two years away from Trump actually getting votes in a presidential election (should he even decide to run). That will be two years of Republican rule in Congress, and the Democrats only real spokesperson will be Joe Biden, who American has already given up on.

There is not doubt there needs to be changes in DC. The federal government is broken. It needs to not just be fixed. It needs to be over-hauled and returned to what the Founding Fathers intended it to be. If we don’t do that, we languish with nothing getting done and the country slipping away, just as England, France, and Spain did centuries ago.

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!

Is It A Big Deal Harris Gets COVID?

If you’re like me, you probably chuckled when you heard the news that the Second Cackler had gotten COVID. After all of the protocols that have been put in place to see that these VIP’s in our government stay healthy, Vice President K-baby Harris came down with it anyway. Why? Well, she will probably tell you it wasn’t because she wasn’t wearing a mask! Now, having said all that, I certainly don’t wish that anyone, on either side of the political spectrum catch this disease. The good news for Harris is that she’s not showing any symptoms. She had been scheduled to receive the Tuesday morning President’s Daily Brief, but after the test, she went home where she’s self-isolating.

So, is it a big deal that Harris got COVID?

In short, yes. For Democrats, it’s a huge deal. K-baby Harris is the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. They basically have their entire week screwed up for this week and probably next week because they can’t get anything passed.

What is probably just as upsetting to Majority Leader Chuckles Schumer is the fact that both Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have tested positive for the virus. That means that there are only going to be at most 48 Democrats in the chamber, and no Vice President to break a tie should a couple of Republicans like Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney decide to jump ship and join them. Basically, until all of these folks get back to work, the Senate is basically in limbo.

Scheduled to come before the Senate was the nomination of Lisa Cook to sit on the Federal Reserve Board, and Alvaro Bedoya to join the Federal Trade Commission. Cook’s vote will most likely take place and fail, though Bedoya’s vote will take place later. But if the GOP also objects to moving Bedoya’s vote, that could also fail. Other than those two nominations, there really isn’t anything super pressing for Democrats. All it is going to do is compact the already tight time line they have to get things done before the November election when you figure in all of the recesses and breaks they take.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But If Biden DOESN’T Run…

Politics is a game of timing. What worked in 2020 probably won’t work in 2024. There are several reasons for that. Joe Biden was seen in 2020 as the guy that could bring America back together after what Democrats and independents felt was a tumultuous presidency under Donald Trump. That hasn’t really come to fruition as old age, and a declining mental acuity problem seem to have hampered Biden.

Joe says that he’s all in for reelection in 2024. Of course, you know as well as I that after 15 months of being in office of a 48 month term, you are GOING to say that. You don’t want to be called a lame duck president after one year in office. But what if Biden doesn’t run? There are several reasons why he wouldn’t.

First of all would be his health. The guy will be 81 years old come 2024. You can already see that he has trouble getting around. He doesn’t leave the DC area too much unless it’s to get back to his home in nearby Delaware. You certainly don’t see him making a ton of overseas trips or visiting the west coast of the US. He just doesn’t have the stamina. That’s not a knock. I only WISH I could have stamina to get up and work every day when I’m 79!

Second though is his polling. Don’t think for a minute that doesn’t play into it. If Biden isn’t concerned about his approval numbers, I can guarantee there are a lot of upper echelon Democrats who have already taken notice. You don’t win elections when you are in the 30’s in approval, and your vice president is in the 20’s. That’s not a recipe for success.

So, who would run? Two names popped up in The Hill recently. Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. And socialist snowflakes in the party are pushing both of them to reconsider running against Biden if they need to in the primaries. The money, they say, is there to help them. They just need their commitment. Sanders is already 80, and will be 82 by the time the 2024 election is held. Warren is just a child comparatively speaking. She’s 72 now and will be 74 then. And that doesn’t bode well for grabbing the youth vote. And when you consider that Trump is going to be 77, well, it’s the geriatric club that seems to be running. However, Monday, Warren came out and said she was going to run for the Senate in 2024. She ruled out a potential run for the White House, which knocks a hole in The Hill’s article.

Frankly, I can’t see Sanders wanting to make a third attempt at the nomination. I know he doesn’t think that Biden has done the job he hoped he’d do, but still, running for president is a two year full-time job. It requires a lot of passion, which Bernie has, and a lot of stamina. But don’t forget, Sanders had a heart attack the last time he tried this! And the more moderate mainstream Dems don’t want anything to do with his candidacy.

So, who do the Democrats run? If not the progressive wing of the party, you’re probably going to see the same cast of characters you saw in 2020. Buttigieg, Harris, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, of course, Beto “I can’t win anything” O’Rourke. I doubt you’re going to see Tulsi Gabbard running again after she has been so negative toward Democrats as of late. And that means, yet another short bench for Democrats. No rising star has risen yet. We’ll have to wait and see if one emerges!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

WAPO’s Picks For Dem’s In 2024

The Washington Post has been coming out with a list of who they think is the top pick for Democrats to run for president in 2024. Now, you can figure because it’s the Post, it’s going to be biased to the left, but it’s interesting to see. And there is a really interesting thing in the latest ranking.

Vice President K-baby Harris got dropped from second to third.

The Post cited her multitude of flubs and gaffes, and her cackles when asked tough questions as the reason for the demotion. They say that Harris hasn’t demonstrated leadership and has not taken advantage of her position as Vice President. That’s like saying kids sort of like candy on Halloween!

Topping the list was, of course, Joe Biden. That’s not a real surprise except for the fact that by the time he gets to 2024 and election day, I think he and Jill are going to be the only two people in the country voting for him. I’m wondering if he decides to run, whether Democrats will even nominate him.

Climbing from third to second was Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg. It wasn’t because of anything he did by the way. It was because of Harris’ monumental screwups every time she was given a task to do, her latest being her trip to Europe and her press conferences with the Polish president.

Harris came in third, and the rest of the list has Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts listed fourth; Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota listed fifth; North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper was sixth; Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown seventh; Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was eighth; California Governor, Gavin Newsome was ninth, and New York Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was listed as tenth. What I find interesting is the fact that there are four Senators on that list (with no executive management experience), two Governors, and a Representatives with what? Three years of political experience? Yikes!

All I’ll say is with a field like that, I’m very enthused for the upcoming campaign. I think any of the readers of this blog could top any one in that field (and probably should!).

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Why Is No One Covering This?

Tucker Carlson did a piece on a Secret Service breech on his show the other night. It was shocking to say the least. I’m going to try and paraphrase the story…

Apparently and allegedly, two Pakistani operatives posed as being from the Department of Health and Human Services. They got access to the White House and to the Secret Service details of both Joe Biden, and K-baby Harris. They tried to bribe them with free apartments, big screen TV’s, and other various stuff. Now, there’s been no word as to if any of the Secret Service details actually accepted the bribes, nor what the Pakistani’s wanted in exchange. But it’s troubling none the less.

To have the bodyguards of the President and Vice President of the United States bribed? Talk about a national security issue! That could not only lead to blackmail of either Biden or Harris, it could also lead to an assassination attempt. If the Secret Service dropped their guard for just a moment in a public setting, it could very easily allow an assassin to kill either one of them. And while I’m not a fan of either, and think both are incompetent, I’m certainly not in favor of any assassination, I don’t care how bad they are.

But my overwhelming question is why isn’t anyone talking about this? CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, the New York Times, any of the Broadcast networks are totally lacking in any coverage of this story. Why? Only Tucker Carlson gets the scoop? What gives on that?

Look, I like Tucker. I don’t get a chance to see his show all that often, but I catch snippets on YouTube, like a lot of folks do. He’s not right 100% of the time, but he’s credible enough to where he’s right a lot more than the guys at either MSNBC or CNN. So, why isn’t anyone looking into this? There hasn’t been one question to Jen “Circle Back” Psaki during a press briefing on the issue, and I’m sure she wouldn’t know what to say if someone did ask the question (where are you on THIS one, Peter Doocy?)

Just a very weird story. Either it’s not true and Tucker is out in left field with it, or it is true and once again, the snowflake media is trying to cover it up. Only this time I think I can understand why. If the Secret Service is vulnerable to be bribed by foreign agents, that brings down the whole protective shield around our leaders. That would be a tragedy, regardless who’s in charge!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

K-Baby’s Staff Walk Out

I’ve always thought you can tell a lot about a place of employment by how long folks have been there, and how happy they are to get to work every morning. If they show up with a smile on their face, ready to tackle the day, and they’ve been there say, 10 years or more, it’s got to be an OK place to work. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said when you talk about K-Baby Harris, and the Vice President’s office.

Harris’ Deputy Chief of Staff, Michael Fuchs has resigned, though he will stay in place until May. He is the 11th person to leave the Harris camp since last June. That’s 11 people gone in 10 months.

So, that begs the question, why are they all leaving? Well, the easy answer is because it’s a high ranking, pressured filled position, as is pretty much any position in the White House, or in Congress. You don’t find a lot of people that have been in either position (unless they’re Congressmen or Senators) that have been around ten years or longer. And you don’t find them showing up to work with smiles on their face. At least that’s the case with Harris’ team.

A White House Communications Director blamed Harris for the departures saying that she had way too many missteps and gaffes, and it was a toxic work environment. That’s actually coming out in a book written by New York Times reporters (aren’t they supposed to be friendly to the socialist snowflakes of the world?)

So far, the following folks have turned in their badges. Director of digital strategies Rajun Kaur, director of advance Karly Satkowiak, deputy director of advance Gabrielle DeFranceschi, communications director Ashley Etienne, chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, director of press operations Peter Velz, deputy director of public engagement Vince Evans, speechwriting director Kate Childs Graham, deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh, and national security adviser Nancy McEldowney. That’s 11 people, all with rather high ranking jobs. We’re not talking interns here.

Is it fair to say that based on what we know from just reading news reports, K-Baby Harris isn’t the easiest person in the world to work for? I’m sure that there is some ego involved. I mean, you don’t advance to the second highest office in the land and not think pretty highly of yourself. And that can certainly cause angst among the rank and file. It does make you wonder whether Harris’ management style needs some basic tutoring, doesn’t it?

If you want to compare Harris’ record with Biden’s, it’s no match. Harris has lost 11 people so far since last June. Since Biden took office, he has lost six with a much larger staff. Now, to be fair, holding the record is Donald Trump. Trump had a 35% turnover in positions in year one of his presidency. A lot of it had to do with the fact that Trump did like to play “The Apprentice” while in the Oval Office, and would fire people pretty regularly.

But it stands to reason why the people are leaving the Harris ship. It’s sinking rather quickly. Though the Biden administration swears that Biden and Harris are a team, insiders will say privately that Biden has lost all confidence in Harris to do even the most simple task. That’s why he sends her out to do things he just doesn’t want to do, like travel to Europe or Central America, or deal with border issues. He knows those are no win situations, and thinks it best if Harris takes the heat. The problem is, not only does she take the heat for failing at the task (she hasn’t had one successful mission to date), she compounds the problem by throwing gaffe after gaffe into the word salad she spreads like she’s working at a Saladworks.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Does Ketanji Brown Jackson Deserve A Supreme Court Appointment?

Now, this is going to upset some of you. I get that. But if you look at the whole nomination process of a Supreme Court Justice, you need to realize something. According to the Constitution, which is really the only thing that matters in cases like this, the President of the United States, as part of his duties gets to nominate whomever he feels is appropriate for the Supreme Court. And the United States Senate, with it’s supposed deliberative character, is supposed to vet that choice with “consent”. That has come to mean holding hearings, and holding a vote on the President’s choice.

And just as Democrats screamed bloody murder with Donald Trump’s three appointments to the high court, with Neil Gorsuch being confirmed after a struggle, Brett Kavanaugh having to face all sorts of sexual abuse charges that were totally false, and Amy Coney Barrett that the Dems said shouldn’t have been appointed at all, because it was just a couple of months away from a presidential election, Republicans are kinda/sorta doing the same thing with Jackson.

And they are no more correct for doing it than the Democrats were for opposing Trump’s nominees.

Look, I think Ketanji Brown Jackson is not a good choice. She’s far too liberal. She believes in things that I have no idea where they came from, but it certainly wasn’t the Constitution. And she is going to try and spread that liberal gobledegook to the rest of the court. But does that mean she’s not qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice? No.

I would much rather have seen someone more moderate get appointed to the high court bench. And I’m sure Democrats would have loved to have seen Jackson get nominated in place of Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But that’s not their choice. And it’s not my choice, or Republicans’ choice with Jackson. It’s Joe Biden’s choice. And as addle-minded and fraught with ineptitude as the man is, he is the president, and he does get to name someone.

I said early on in this battle that it doesn’t really matter what the Republicans say or do in this matter as long as people like Kirsten Sinema and Joe Manchin go along with it, and K-baby Harris is there to break the tie, it will most likely happen. And while Jackson didn’t score any points with me during her confirmation hearings, she didn’t necessarily give the Senate a reason not to vote for her either. Ideology aside, she didn’t come across as a law breaker, a felon, or a rapist. No, I don’t like her stances on several issues, but again, not my fight…and not the Republicans fight.

If the GOP Senators want to vote against her, that is certainly their prerogative. But it’s still Biden’s choice. And to do to her, what the Democrats did to Robert Bork back in the day, knocking an extremely intelligent jurist from the high court simply because of ideology is totally wrong.

The thing that is at the very least comforting is, Jackson will be replacing an almost equally liberal Justice. At least it’s not like Barrett replacing RBG!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How To Deal With Inflation

There are several ways to deal with inflation. It doesn’t take a PhD in economics to figure that one out. But the Democrats are not having a great time getting on board with it.

Now, you remember back about eight or nine months ago, we were told by those in power that the inflation we were witnessing was “transitory”. It was a fluke. Nothing to look at here! But something really strange happened. It kept going. It kept rising. It went from 1.5% from January 20, 2021 when Biden took office, to over 5%. Then it went to 6%. And then the narrative changed. No longer was it transitory. It was something that “we can all live with”. After all, “a little inflation is good!” Then it went to 7% by the end of the year and now it’s near 8%.

Now, you’re not hearing how it’s a good thing. You’re hearing how it’s Putin’s fault. See, even though the inflation rate went from 1.5% to 7.5% before Russia invaded Ukraine, it became Vlad’s fault. And Democrats have heard the message loud and clear that they better do something before November or they will pay mightily at the polls.

And so, Chuckles Schumer in the Senate has come up with an idea. The oil and gas industry has posted windfall profits. And Schumer thinks that $45 billion of the money made legally by oil and gas companies should be taxed and an incredible rate, and that money rebated back to consumers who are aching over paying $6 for a gallon of gas.

The problem is, Schumer isn’t close to getting the votes he needs to get this passed. He needs all 50 Democrats on board, and he’s got three stragglers. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources Committee wants to first hold hearings and hear what the oil and gas people have to say about it. Tom Carper (D-DE), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have also not taken a position either way on the idea, which signals that they need convincing.

The other problem Schumer is having is that this bill isn’t going to qualify as a budget reconciliation project, so it can’t pass with a 50/50 vote and K-baby Harris breaking the tie. He will need 10 Republicans to jump on board. However, according to Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that isn’t going to happen. Murkowski has said that there isn’t one Republican she’s talked to that will vote for this idea.

So, Democrats are in a quandary. They don’t want to stop printing money, because that means they have to stop spending money. And if they don’t stop spending money, they don’t lower the inflation rate. If they lower the inflation rate, the country is happier with them, but they can’t do what they love more than life itself…tax people and things so they can spend more money.

And the Republicans are happy to sit on the sideline and let the Democrats fall apart on this one. Get the popcorn out…it’s going to be a comedy up there with the likes of Seinfeld!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!