Saturday, September 24, 2022
But, folks, in addition to inheriting a failed MAGA Republican economy, we also confronted a global pandemic and Putin’s war in Ukraine, and that’s driven the global inflation we see today.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Common Sense: "Two Bombings in One Night? That’s Normal Now in Sweden." - "My country just voted in a right-wing government. The almost 500 bombings since 2018 may have something to do with it."
This article is wild. I had no idea that shootings and bombings had gotten so out of control in Sweden:
Sweden, which has a population of around 10 million, has the highest per-capita number of deadly shootings of 22 European countries. Forty-seven people have been shot dead so far this year, which, while far from American levels of gun homicide, is extreme for Europe. Other European countries have come to look at Sweden with horror.
I forget who said it but there's a quote about: when you paint people against illegal immigration as fascists then - guess what - people will vote for the fascists. That's just what happened in Sweden.
Update - Found it: David Frum of the Atlantic?!? Wow. "If liberals insist that enforcing borders is a job only fascists will do, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't."
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
All this confusion points to that simple question: do Biden’s words matter or not? Does his administration respect his governing authority or not? If the answer is no, then who is in charge? Is it Ron Klain, the White House chief of staff? Is it domestic policy adviser Susan Rice (who doesn’t get enough attention for her role)? Is is the White House communications team? Is it the Easter Bunny, who was called in to corral his boss during an event last Easter?
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
As you can see, this then forced the White House to once again rush out a statement contradicting the president it supposedly serves, announcing that whatever the Figurehead Puddingbrain claims on TV when he wants to sound like Magnum, P.I., he spoke without authorization and his words are null and void.This is f------ embarrassing.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
And when I saw the headline that Gov. Ron De Santis had flown two planeloads of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and that Gov. Abbott had dropped off two busloads of illegal immigrants out front of Kamala “The-Border-Is-Secure” Harris’s residence, I thought sure this had to be another madcap satire of the Babylon Bee. But no, this actually happened.Finally—Republicans are learning how to fight, and we’ve seen the sanctimony of “sanctuary cities” revealed for what it is. More of this please. I’ve been saying for years that southern border states should send busloads of illegal immigrants to Marin County, Evanston, Westchester, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Malibu, Boulder, Cambridge, etc. Hopefully this is only the beginning, and the pace of these resettlements to affluent blue enclaves will increase.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Nevertheless, given today’s inflation data, it’s perhaps a little unfortunate that the administration will be celebrating the Act later today in Washington, D.C.
So unfortunate that it would take a heart of stone not to laugh, however bitterly.
Monday, September 12, 2022
The campaign’s response to questions about Mr. Fetterman’s health is to point to a doctor’s note, released more than 14 weeks ago, which said “he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem” if he takes his medications and exercises.That’s not good enough. Mr. Fetterman is asking voters for a six-year contract without giving them enough information to make sound judgments about whether he’s up for such a demanding job. We have called for full disclosure of health records from candidates for federal office in both parties, including Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and we believe Mr. Fetterman should release his medical records for independent review.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Friday, September 09, 2022
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
Monday, September 05, 2022
President Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 of student loans per borrower is bad policy for numerous reasons. It adds nearly $1 trillion to the national debt. It fuels inflation. And it is illegal executive overreach. (The Job Creators Network Foundation’s Legal Action Fund is currently considering legal options to block it.)The bailout is also fundamentally unfair to most Americans who never earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. These hard-working folks are forced to shoulder loan forgiveness for the consultant class through their tax dollars. Biden’s action, therefore, makes for an especially depressing Labor Day for ordinary workers who also face declining real wages and living standards because of historic inflation.
Sunday, September 04, 2022
Saturday, September 03, 2022
Joe Biden refuses to take questions as he leaves on yet another weekend vacation.— Andrea Jackson TV 📺🇺🇸 (@AJacksonTV) September 3, 2022
Biden has spent 23 of the past 32 days on vacation. pic.twitter.com/fpazqso2eU
In Joe's defense, just look at this jam-packed work schedule from Wednesday:
Wow, slow down buddy!
Friday, September 02, 2022
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Joe Biden’s decision to cancel student loan debt was bone-headed at best, cynical at worst. To make a bad decision even worse – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Jill Biden ( that’s Dr. Jill to you) advised the dazed and confused president not to do it. Instead of listening to a couple of people who might actually know a little something about the subject, Joe Biden decided to listen to Kamala Harris. That’s right. Biden acted on Kamala’s advice.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
If not for the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle, the policy he’s announcing today would be the lowest moment of his presidency.
2020:— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 23, 2022
"I've saved all my money. [My daughter] doesn't have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?"
Warren: "Of course not."
"So you're going to pay for people who didn't save any money and those of us who did the right thing get screwed."pic.twitter.com/Z19hR5Vsdg
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Wednesday that people who believe President Joe Biden can forgive student debt on his own are misinformed.“The president can’t do it,” Pelosi said, at a press briefing. “That’s not even a discussion.”Pelosi said any student debt forgiveness would have to be carried out by Congress.
There can be no “limits,” because the move is illegal. There can be no “decision,” because the move is illegal. There can be no “planning,” because the move is illegal.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
It just collapsed all on its own, eh? Once again, as Ben pointed out, the name “Biden” appears nowhere in this anniversary analysis. Not once does the NYT or NPR assess Biden’s role in these results of the collapse, especially given his insistence one month before the collapse that the Taliban wouldn’t seize control.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Biden said during a speech on Thursday that the deal would "for the first time in a long time begin to restore fairness to the tax code - begin to restore fairness by making the largest corporations in America pay their fair share without any new taxes on people making under $400,000 a year."
And if people ask you — just in case they might — “Who is going to pay for all of this?” Well, let them know: As we promised, we are not going to raise taxes on families making less than $400,000 a year, but we are going to expect that our largest corporations will pay their fair share.
Friday, August 12, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022
This, obviously, is disastrous for the Democrats. It’s also richly deserved. The Inflation Reduction Act has nothing whatsoever to do with reducing inflation — and everybody knows it. Over and over again, President Biden and his party have had the chance to make it clear that they care about the inflation that their last major bill made much worse, and over and over again, they have chosen to focus on the issues that they wished voters cared about instead. Eventually, after a lot of hemming and hawing, they decided that they were going to keep doing what they’d wanted to do all along, but that, to square the circle, they’d slap the word “inflation” on their work in the hope that the electorate is full of morons.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
But Joe Biden is not only taking a victory lap, he’s descending into complete falsehood with what he’s saying about the inflation number now. He and his team are claiming there was “zero inflation” just because it didn’t go up as much as it went up last month.
Inflation was announced at 8.5% for the month of July, one of the highest rates in forty years. Joe Biden just said inflation is at 0%. They lie so brazenly it’s incredible. pic.twitter.com/6DUCxG1W9l— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 10, 2022
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
President Joe Biden said he was “angered and saddened” by the killings and that his administration “stands strongly with the Muslim community.”“These hateful attacks have no place in America,” Biden said Sunday in a tweet.The conversation about safety has also dominated WhatsApp groups and email groups that Almontaser is on.“What we’ve seen happen in New Mexico is very chilling for us as a Muslim minority community in the United States that has endured so much backlash and discrimination” since the 9/11 attacks, she said. “It’s frightening.”
Monday, August 08, 2022
CLAIM: A Washington Post columnist published an opinion article with the headline: “To save democracy, Biden must cancel the midterms.”AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. No such article appeared on The Washington Post’s website, according to digital archives of the news outlet’s site and a Post spokesperson. A Twitter user who posted a popular version of the altered image later clarified that it was meant to be satire.THE FACTS: Social media users are sharing a fabricated image of a Washington Post headline to claim that a columnist for the news outlet suggested President Joe Biden should cancel November’s midterm elections to “save democracy.”
Saturday, August 06, 2022
Friday, August 05, 2022
Like I said, I was raised in one of those households where when the price of a gallon of gasoline went up, it was a topic of discussion around the kitchen table. And we weren’t poor, we were just typical middle-class family in a three-bedroom house with four kids and a grandpop.
I literally can remember sitting at my mom and dad’s dining room table and watching them choose which bills they’re going to this — that month because there wasn’t enough money to pay all the bills. I get it. That’s why I’m doing everything in my power to lower the costs for families.
Thursday, August 04, 2022
"The impact on inflation is statistically indistinguishable from zero," concluded the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM), a number-crunching policy center based at the University of Pennsylvania. In fact, if the bill's passage had any impact on inflation in the short term, it would be to increase it very slightly until 2024, according to the group's preliminary analysis, released on Friday.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Tuesday, August 02, 2022
Monday, August 01, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
“I used to stand in the cold selling the New York Times — that’s how I started,” he recalled. “We’d sell 60, 70 copies of the early edition, 200, 300 copies of the late, at a slow location. In the terminal, a thousand copies a day.” On a recent summer Tuesday, despite the crush of street traffic, tourists in the streets, people lazing in the park, he’d sold a total of six.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Extra - Red State: "A Petulant Joe Biden Makes a Cowardly Move in Presser Held After GDP News." I may be wrong but I think the last sit-down interview Dementia Joe had was February with Lester Holt. Not counting the Jimmy Kimmel train wreck.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Should the economy decline in the second quarter, it could meet the technical criteria for a recession, which requires a "significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months." Still, the NBER — the semi-official arbiter — may not confirm it immediately.The White House is now seeking to redefine what constitutes a recession before the data release, which is likely to show two consecutive periods of shrinkage. In a new blog post, White House Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse and member Jared Bernstein argued the economy is nowhere near a downturn as defined by the NBER.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Who thought this was a good idea? Which White House staffer chose to have Biden discussing how much he cares about the environment from an empty lot that looks like it’s where the mob dumps bodies?
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
Americans' confidence in two facets of the news media -- newspapers and television news -- has fallen to all-time low points. Just 16% of U.S. adults now say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers and 11% in television news. Both readings are down five percentage points since last year.Gallup has tracked Americans' confidence in newspapers since 1973 and television news since 1993 as part of its annual polling about major U.S. institutions. The latest readings are from a June 1-20 poll that saw declines in confidence ratings for 11 of the 16 institutions measured and no improvements for any.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Sri Lanka, under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, decided in April 2021 to become the world’s first all-organic country. The government banned the use of chemical fertilizers and banned their importation. The move was pitched as creating a self-reliant economy on the island nation and hailed as a great experiment in green policy-making.
Milton Friedman said that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a sand shortage. What the Sri Lankan government has done is almost as unbelievable.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Saturday, July 09, 2022
So that means the right can chase you out of a store or restaurant— Conservative/Cowboy (@6988Cowboy) July 9, 2022
It's all fair isn't that right?
You said it https://t.co/jRObpEC0Iu
Friday, July 08, 2022
"Meet the Press" – the longest-running program on American television – had its worst ratings since Chuck Todd became the host in 2014, according to a new report."Meet the Press with Chuck Todd" recorded its lowest-rated quarter over the April-May-June period, according to Radar.
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Douthat piggybacked on that statement by noting the reason pro-choice people haven’t needed to debate the issue is that the entire culture was in lock-step agreement with them. Pro-lifers were just a sort of novelty they never had to really engage beyond a few talking points supplied by the abortion industry. He calls is a failure of imagination.
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Top Democrats complain the President isn't acting with -- or perhaps is even capable of -- the urgency the moment demands."Rudderless, aimless and hopeless" is how one member of Congress described the White House.Two dozen leading Democratic politicians and operatives, as well as several within the West Wing, tell CNN they feel this goes deeper than questions of ideology and posture. Instead, they say, it gets to questions of basic management.
Monday, July 04, 2022
Sunday, July 03, 2022
If Biden’s message always seems to be some variation of, “I’d like to help, but other forces won’t cooperate, so there’s just not much I can do,” many voters are likely to respond, “if you can’t do anything to help with my problems… then what do we need you for?”
Saturday, July 02, 2022
There is a good chance that on the morning of July 29, the headline will be, “U.S. NOW IN RECESSION.”Are there voters out there who will be more concerned about abortion, gun control, and the events of January 6? Sure. But those voters will be dwarfed by the number of voters who are irate about runaway inflation, high gas prices, high food prices, difficulty finding infant formula, lingering supply-chain problems, shrinking 401(k)s and the market, dwindling savings, and on top of all that, an economic recession.
Friday, July 01, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Perhaps all of these commentators and operatives are really this ignorant. Perhaps they have never spoken to a pro-lifer about abortion and unwanted pregnancy, to a gun-rights activist about gun ownership, or to a school choice or religious-liberty champion about free exercise and school choice. The other possibility is that these public figures just enjoy stirring up hatred among their followers.Neither explanation reflects well on any of them. And this, such as it is, is the inherent advantage that conservatives have in the culture wars. We are constantly exposed to the Left's views. They have been shoved down our throats for decades. We know and understand their arguments. Many on the Left are exposed only to caricatures of our views. They can't even conceive of the idea that there are other views.We know our enemy better than they do.
The results were clear and consistent. Moderates and conservatives were most accurate in their predictions, whether they were pretending to be liberals or conservatives. Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who described themselves as “very liberal.”
Monday, June 27, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Armstrong continued, “Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”
Narrator: "He was kidding."
Also, Billie Joe, you're old enough to join AARP. Do you have to drop f-bombs in every other word you speak? Grow up.
Friday, June 24, 2022
REPORTER: “Aren’t you worried Republicans will just get rid of the filibuster on the Supreme Court anyway?”REID: “Let ‘em do it! Why in the world we’d care? We were trying to protect everybody. I mean, if they want simple majority, fine. I mean all these threats, ‘we’re going to change the rules’ … As Senator Schumer said, what is the choice? Continue like we are or have democracy?”
While Republicans are in a strong position to take control of the Senate, their odds of winning a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority are remote. But now, thanks to Reid, they may not need 60 votes. Reid has established that the majority can ignore the rules in order to gag the minority and declare something dilatory by simple majority vote. This is a filibuster-busting precedent that a Republican majority could use to overcome Democratic opposition on any number of issues–from taxes and spending to revising the debt-limit deal, reversing defense spending cuts and even repealing Obamacare.In other words, trampling the rights of the minority when you are poised to become the minority isn’t particularly smart. Reid may come to regret his nuclear hypocrisy if he becomes minority leader again in 2012. Indeed, he may have just given the GOP the key to undoing the Obama agenda. That’s the problem with nuclear fallout–you never know which direction it will blow.
We could put Chuck Schumer on the same pedestal. The current Senate Majority Leader led an indisputably stupid attempt to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 2017, which led to McConnell’s retributive rule change that used Reid’s precedent to free up Gorsuch’s confirmation vote. That led directly to the confirmations of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett too, giving the court its current 6-3 conservative lineup.Harry Reid’s dark and partisan extremism started it all, though. Congrats to all the Senate Democrats who fell into a completely obvious and predictable trap in 2013. Well done.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
He claims the US is producing more oil now, "on average," than it did under Trump.Note he says "on average," not "at peak."That's because the worldwide covid shutdown and attendant crash in demand for oil caused, naturally, a sharp fall in the production of oil. So Trump's oil production, which had hit all-time records, then slowed down starting in December 2019 -- lowering his "average" oil production.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Monday, June 20, 2022
Joe Biden is 79 years and seven months old. The presidency is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It is partially an issue of mental and verbal discipline, which were never Biden’s strengths to begin with. But now he’s overwhelmed by the problems of the job and coping through denial. Last week, he finally did another sit-down interview in which he contended to the Associated Press that “every other major industrial country in the world” has higher inflation, which is not even close to the case. Biden insisted that there is “zero evidence” that the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed in March 2021 contributed to inflation, and that it did not have even a “marginal, minor impact on inflation.” He said Americans should not believe warnings about a possible recession. With every available indicator pointing to a GOP tsunami in the midterm elections, Biden insisted that Democrats would not merely keep control of the House and Senate but would “pick up as many as four seats in the Senate.”