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12 May 2021

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The Estonian Fox

The only economist I ever thought had some semblance of reality was Wassily Leontief, he of the input-output chart. At least he gave a shot at prediction in the real world.

The others, not so much.

Sorry - forgot about Paul Krugman. He hates the U.S. and capitalism more than BLM & the Democrats do.

The Estonian Fox

I'm concerned that any synopsis of the effects and intertwined activities of humans with this Wuhan virus will not be peer-reviewed, let alone be accurate.

Only error that you made in all your paragraphs was the phrase "free-thinking historians" - George you are such an optimist!
Where will we find either of those 2 guys? I understand one was seen 50 miles west of Harare, but was being hunted down even as I write this.

George Rebane

EFox 1225pm - Agreed. Don't know of anything worthwhile that Krugman has contributed that is either quantitatively predictive or prescriptive. All of his quantitative work has been of a descriptive nature. The short form of this is that Krugman, like most other economists, does not like to write equations that have t (the calendar time term) in them. For then one can put in a future date and measure how well the model did. Descriptive models, which describe relationships among economic parameters (the more nebulous, the better) is the preferred approach of economic quants including Krugman.

1240pm - Guilty as charged. I had to qualify the historians in some gratuitous manner, since as we both know that prevailing history is overwhelmingly written by the victors.

The Estonian Fox

George, Thanks for the article on cheating, from WSJ.

I liked this line the best:
“Consider hiring me to do your assignment,” reads a bid from one auction site. “I work fast, pay close attention to the instructions, and deliver a plagiarism-free paper.”
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That last sentence shows American capitalism at it "finest"! At last, a student who concentrates on his (her?) original work, with speed and accuracy. What hath we wrought? It ain't gonna end well.

Paul Emery

George

What did Trump do that was unconstitutional?

How about encouraging an illegal protest at the Capital that had no permit so at least the Police and security would have had enough advance notice to be prepared. Also it was criminal incompetence to encourage people to "fight" in that situation knowing the kind of rouges that were planning to attend. That was all documented in advance and he should have known. To make things simple do you believe Trump did no wrong in his encouragement to join him and protest in that situation and by not using his total authority and options to help the beleaguered police immediately after he became aware of the desperate situation our beleaguered Senators and Congress members we in at that time? It was indeed a lynch mob as has been documented over and over again. I mean congressional offices were ransacked and chants were made "Where's Nancy?"

What do you think they would have done f they got their hands on her?

Unbelievable that this is the man the Republican party has chosen to ead them into the future.

Paul Emery

sp lead them into the future

Don Bessee

Energy independence was nice while it lasted -

“Our energy independence is something that is unbelievably important,” Parnell stated. “I sort of look at this issue in two tranches. … There’s a moral component to it. When we’re not energy independent, it costs more to fill up your car. Everyone that’s listening to this show feels that pain, right now. It also costs more to heat your home, and it disproportionally affects middle-class, lower-income Americans.”

He continued, “[Energy independence] is also a significant national security issue, as people are seeing right now. The gas shortage in this country is something that we haven’t seen since the Carter days.”

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/05/12/exclusive-sean-parnell-pennsylvania-is-ground-zero-for-bidens-war-on-the-energy-industry/

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Barry Pruett

Omg. Lol. First it is Capitol not Capital. Second nothing you said above happened in the manner you allege. Third if any of it had happened as you allege, please point to a section in the Constitution which was allegedly violated. Do you even read what you write?

Bill Tozer

I miss Trump’s policy of peace breaking out all over the Middle East.

The Estonian Fox

Paul E @ 1:41PM
What did Biden do that was unpresidential in 2020?

How about condoning illegal protests at the capital cities of Minnesota, Washington state & Oregon, that had no permit, so at least the Police and security would have had enough advance notice to be prepared. Also it was criminal incompetence for the various mayors & governors to take a hands-off attitude toward people who were "fighting" in that situation knowing the kind of rogues that were in attendance. People were killed, some of them armed.

The only death in Wash DC was an unarmed girl!! And we still don't know the name of the person who shot her.

To make things simple - do you believe Tim Walz, Jacob Frey, Keith Ellison, Jay Inslee, Jenny Durkan, Kate Brown, Ted Wheeler did no wrong in their deference to BLM and associates? By not using their total authority and options to help the beleaguered police, they refused to use their authority that they had and were REQUIRED to use by the constitutions of those states.

So those 7 folks were complicit in refusing to deliver the beleaguered citizens of Minnesota, Washington & Oregon from this desperate situation.

It was indeed a lynch mob as has been documented over and over. Numerous small businesses were ransacked and burned.

Unbelievable that Biden is the man the Democratic party has chosen to lead them into the future.

Paul Emery

Fox

Weak response.

Biden wasn't President in 2020. Trump was President on January 6. Are you condoning Trumps behavior on Jan 6?

By the way, show me the exact quotes that support your contention about Biden condoning lawless activity.

Walt

Back to that lame game Emery? 😳

Walt

"I'm not supposed to be answering any of your questions" Dementia Joe.
"Did you understand that the Keystone pipeline was infrastructure when you killed it?" Uhh,well,as I recall,, you see,,,🤪🙁😕

fish

Posted by: Walt | 12 May 2021 at 03:37 PM

Back to that lame game Emery? 😳


Matlock Syndrome....tragic!

Bill Tozer

I miss not having a crisis at the border under Trump.

Paul Emery

Fos

Do you agree with Republican Georgia Congressman Andrew Clyde when he said today:

"On Wednesday, Republicans repeatedly denounced characterizing the riot as an "insurrection." Congressman Andrew Clyde said "there was an undisciplined mob," but argued that "to call it an insurrection in my opinion is a bold-faced lie."

"Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall, showed people in an orderly fashion in between the stanchions and ropes taking pictures. If you didn't know the footage was from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit," Clyde said.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/capitol-riot-january-6-hearing-lawmakers-clash/

Paul Emery

meant for Estonian Fox

Bill Tozer

'Why won’t Israelis let themselves be killed?'
The global woke loathing for Israel is taking an even darker turn.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/05/12/why-wont-israelis-let-themselves-be-killed/

Don Bessee

Thank creepy grampa joe -

https://www.foxnews.com/media/chick-fil-a-sauce-shortage-blamed-on-joe-bidens-america

;-)

Bill Tozer

It's not that complicated. On missile fell on a bus, another in near a school yard. The message from Hamas is clear: kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. Kill civilians!

Biden Weighs In On Violence In Middle East, Does Not Condemn Hamas Terrorist Attacks

https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-weighs-in-on-violence-in-middle-east-does-not-condemn-hamas-terrorist-attacks
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Andrew Yang Capitulates To Backlash, Apologizes For Tweet Condemning Hamas Terrorism: ‘My Tweet Was Overly Simplistic’


https://www.dailywire.com/

Paul Emery

Here's more from the Repubs this time from Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.):

Gosar described the hundreds of insurrectionists arrested and charged by the FBI as “peaceful patriots” who are being “harassed.”

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1392524853698306057

Don Bessee

LOL -

Political cartoon of the day: And the award goes to..

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cartoons-slideshow

;-)

Don Bessee

Much like the pearl clutching po' ol' fakenewsman they are just a tool of the propaganda ministry -

The new CNN is more opinionated and emotional. Can it still be 'the most trusted name in news'?

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/The-new-CNN-is-more-opinionated-and-emotional-16171187.php

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Paul Emery

George, Estonian Fox

Here's a direct quote from a Police Officer Michael Fanone. a sworn officer with the Metropolitan Police on his recollection of Jan 6. Just a typical tourist day right??

"Upon my arrival my partner, Jimmy Albright, and I searched for an area where we could be of most assistance and eventually found our way to the West Terrace Lower Tunnel entrance to the Capitol. The fighting here was nothing short of brutal. I observed approximately thirty police officers standing shoulder-to-shoulder maybe four or five abreast using the weight of their own bodies to hold back the onslaught of violent attackers. Many of these officers were injured, bleeding and fatigued but they continued to fight."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/5/6/2029221/--Even-as-I-write-this-it-brings-me-to-tears-police-officer-Michael-Fanone-pens-letter-to-Congress

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe is just what we knew he is -

We’ve got a gas crisis playing out,” Cruz began. “We’ve got a war in the Middle East. We may have an inflation crisis coming, I agree.”

“Biden policies are failing across the board economically, domestically, and abroad. But that doesn’t mitigate the disaster that’s playing out on our southern border,” he continued before noting the establishment media’s bias of covering Biden’s failures.

“But as it’s getting worse and worse, the corporate media has stopped covering it. You turn on the six o’clock news and suddenly the Biden border crisis has disappeared,” he said.

http://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/ted-cruz-wallops-joe-biden-for-bungling-gas-and-border-crisis-middle-east-war-and-inflation/

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Bill Tozer

Don @ 4:36 pm

At first I did not get this meme, but afterreading the price of building materials skyrocket (even Tuff-Sheds)...it all made sense. Folks are out there stealing all the boards and scraps that are not nailed down. Inflation is the most incideous tax there is. Thanks Creepy Joe.


https://i2.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2021/05/Screen-Shot-2021-05-05-at-6.13.33-PM.png?
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This one I got instantly.

https://i2.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2021/05/IMG_4463.jpeg?


Don Bessee

Its creepy grampa joes economy -

http://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/05/12/stocks-tank-after-hotter-than-expected-inflation-data/

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Walt

Paul must be back on the bar stool. That Irish corrige is showing.
Ya, Paul,, redefine "inserection" for political points.

So back at ya.. Just what has Biden done that can be considered "Presidential"? Massive jobs lost by his hand? Inflation of the likes that hasn't been seen since "O"?

Paul Emery

So do you support Republican Rep Goshar when he refers to the rioters as "peaceful patriots"?

He's one of your guys Walt.

Walt

Why not Emery? All those "peaceful" riots as the LIBS called them. Did they burn the capital? You know,, like they did in Seattle and MN.? Cop cars burned? Businesses looted?
All "peaceful" in a LIB mind.

Now answer up Emery!! What's Biden's claim to "Presidential"?
Oh... That's right,, you can't find one. Just the Emery shuck and jive.
Let's add letting illegals over-run the border to Biden's list of failures.
Great move to give Hamas big bucks.. Just to buy rockets and artillery shells.
Another winning move.

Walt

Enjoy Emery,,,
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-crisis-economy-david-bossie
"As Americans begin to move past the COVID-19 pandemic and finally get on with their lives, there’s another crisis on the horizon. This one is of President Joe Biden’s own making.

After more than a year of crushing lockdowns of schools, churches, and our economy, job creators are eager to once again unleash our economic engine and roar into the next decade. Unfortunately, there’s one thing standing in their way: the radical Biden agenda."

And if you believe THIS,, I have a shroom farm to sell you.. All legit!!
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/white-house-joe-biden-able-juggle-multiple-challenges-around-world/
"White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden’s handling of multiple crises around the world at the same time Wednesday.

Psaki was asked by a reporter during the White House press briefing to offer an introspective on how it felt to have “the external world turning on you guys” after 100 days in office.
“That’s what we’re made for here,” Psaki replied. “We certainly know that, and the president knew from having served as vice president for eight years.”

The White House struggles to address gas shortages and price hikes on the East Coast after a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline and faces the ongoing migrant crisis on the Southern border, a sudden rise in inflation and unemployment, and the explosive conflict in the Middle East between Palestinians and Israelis."

George Rebane

PaulE, there was nothing "unconstitutional" about President Trump's 6jan21 speech. The interpretation of the speech that you and other anti-Trumpers have is in error, since you are putting words unspoken and meanings unmeant into his mouth in the desperate attempt to get some (any?) purchase on the Left's 'unconstitutional' accusations. Your case does not even rise to the 'weak' level. Try to find another unconstitutional thing the Trump did.

Walt

Yup,, go for it RINOS..
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/12/100-former-gop-officials-signing-letter-gop-donald-trump-miles-taylor/
"More than 100 former Republican officials threatened to create a new political party if the Republican Party remains with former President Donald Trump, Reuters reported."

What will you call it" The "few" party? You might get a partially filled high school rec. hall.

Don Bessee

Ya got that right creepy grampa joe is not up to the shit show -

LARRY KUDLOW: After coasting for four months on Donald Trump's coattails - meaning the Operation Warp Speed vaccination success, and the low tax minimal regulation, and energy independence economy, now all of a sudden, President Biden is starting to feel some pain. The guy's had kindof a sloppy week or two, hasn't he? Jobs numbers didn't pan out, a bunch of people don't want to go back to work because Uncle Sam is paying them much more to stay home, no matter how much he throws at them, the teachers' unions sill won't teach in these urban schools. And all of a sudden, we got a big fat consumer price report today. that blew stocks down over 500 points. They're still coming across the border down in droves in Mexico. And John Kerry - I love this - John Kerry up and left a House committee meeting today because he had to catch a commercial plane.

But there are even larger, more important, problems facing Mr. Biden. And I think they're coming from Russia. And I think the Russians are testing to see what a rookie president is going to do. First, a bunch of Russian cyber hackers slam into the huge colonial east coast pipeline shutting down their computers and causing a shortage of gasoline and all kinds of other transportation fuels, with of course prices themselves bumping up.

I believe they are testing Mr. Biden over Israel also. Now, Iran doesn't have any money. And contrary to John Kerry, we should keep it that way. Russia, however, could well be backing Iran, and providing finance for Iran's terrorist client state Hamas, which is throwing every missile and every weaponry they have at Israel in the worst onslaught in many years.

Now, do you think this is a coincidence? Colonial hacking, Hamas bombing. I don't. I see Russia in both places…when it comes to international issues, I don't really believe in coincidence.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/larry-kudlow-bidens-had-a-sloppy-week-or-two-being-tested-by-iran

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Walt

Notice the ONLY ones coming to Liz Cheney's defence are LIBS?

Walt

Better get 'Crack' Hunter Biden on the job. He worked on the board a foreign pipeline Co. He knows plenty of Russians.

Don Bessee

Jimmy Cater 2.0? -

Economic tremors hit White House at crucial moment for Biden policy agenda

A sharp rise in gas prices and inflation, combined with turbulence in the job market, is creating new economic pressures for President Biden just as he tries to secure a legacy-defining set of domestic spending proposals.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/economic-tremors-hit-white-house-at-crucial-moment-for-biden-policy-agenda/ar-BB1gE8bD

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Paul Emery


So illegal is not unconstitutional in your book George? I contend what Trump did to inflame Jan 6 was illegal. Is it ok to entourage people to protest and fight at an event that has no permit that would ensured adequate law enforcement. Is it not unconstitutional for a sitting President to break the law?

Walt

Come up empty Emery? I will take your admission of failure in advance, that Biden has done nothing Prezidential. And you voted for the dodard. I don't think you will need to worry about voting for him a second time.

Walt

Inflame you say Emery? Another made up accusation.
DO post the fact of that. WHERE in his speech? You miss the fact it all started WHILE he was still speaking?
So you still want to propogate LIES Emery?

Don Bessee

Again the pony tail of ignorance is caught up in a fit of koolaide spewing. The speeches were still going on when the idiocy at the capitol started. I know a VERY inconvenient fact on the propaganda ministry timeline.

;-)

Walt

Coming across the border is "unconstitutional" Emery,, yet you don't bitch about that. Setting them lose by the train load is illegal Emery,, and Biden is doing it.. All good with you.
Great selective whining Emery,, have another shot. Have the bar keep put in on the bar fly's tab.

Paul Emery

George

the Trumpublicans are either crazy or ignorant. Take this as an example:

Kevin Mcarthny is quoted as saying "“I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,”“I think that is all over with. We’re sitting here with the president today.”

However just last week Trump said this on Monday where he claimed that a:
“major Michigan Election Fraud case … filed a pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden.”

“The number of votes is MASSIVE and determinative,” “This will prove true in numerous other states. All Republicans must UNIFY and not let this happen.....
“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” he said in an email to supporters last week.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kevin-mccarthy-election_n_609c0ff8e4b063dccea4bbf5

Don Bessee

Well lookie here -

https://www.foxnews.com/us/biden-administration-to-resume-border-wall-construction-as-crisis-worsens

;-)

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 12 May 2021 at 06:38 PM


You are at your absolute funniest when in high dudgeon....veering between frantic pearl clutching and doing a touchdown dance over the events of the day.


Oh Punchy....you restoreth my soul!

Don Bessee

Let my peoples hydrocarbons free! -

Following a massive cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in America, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) suggested Wednesday that now may be the time for President Joe Biden to “reauthorize the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

“I think that people are seeing now that pipelines coming into the country, bringing energy are pretty dang important,” Kemp told reporters on Wednesday. “There’s some in the country that have taken a different view of that for all different reasons to bring alternative fuel supplies here.”

http://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/georgia-gov-kemp-biden-should-reauthorize-keystone-xl-pipeline/

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Walt

Tough day Emery? A worn out ditch digger bests you again?
Run away Emery,, that all you ever do.
Who filled your ammo sash with blanks? Your prez. ain't prezidential,(can't answer any questions... His puppet string pullers will get mad) Not a lick of intelligence as you claimed. Who else won't answer questions??,,,,,,, Hummmm OH,, That's right,,,, YOU!!!

Here is a good subject for you to defend,, Going all electric in Ca. No more natural gas... We can't keep the lights on as it is! all the "free" green elec. is killing us.

Only an idiot LIB would think ending the use of CNG is a great idea. Yes,, I will put you in that camp.

Walt

I thought April fools day has come and gone... This is a typo,,, right?
https://www.foxnews.com/us/biden-administration-to-resume-border-wall-construction-as-crisis-worsens

Emery is going to wizz himself! Did Biden get Emery's permission?
The Biden administration will resume construction of the southern border wall, Fox News confirms, as the immigration crisis continues to spiral out of control.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers will restart construction on a 13.4 mile stretch of the wall in the Rio Grande Valley. The decision reportedly follows pressure from local residents and politicians to mend the incessant crossing surge."

The wall around Ft. Pelosi worked real good.
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Walt

Yes, LIBS you really picked a winner.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/biden-admin-urges-afghanistan-cooperate-taliban/
"U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price encouraged the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to “engage in serious negotiations” to bring peace to Afghanistan on Tuesday, urging them to work together against the Islamic State the day before."

Taliban: "Do as we say, give us control. All your women in burkas. No more schools... And things will be just fine."

Don Bessee

Yo walt @713 got ya @639. LOL
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The joys of the socialist dems shit holes -

The fire began at 3 a.m., quickly destroying the clapboard bungalow two blocks from Venice Beach. The tenant was away for the night, but her dog, Togo, succumbed after his howls of panic and pain left helpless neighbors with a memory they can’t forget.

As the number of tents, makeshift shelters and campers on Los Angeles streets has surged, so has the scourge of fire. In the three years since the Los Angeles Fire Department began classifying them, fires related to homelessness have nearly tripled. In the first quarter of 2021, they occurred at a rate of 24 a day, making up 54% of all fires the department responded to.

https://news.yahoo.com/24-fires-day-surge-flames-120009728.html

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Walt

Emery is having a Biden moment tonight..(Emery left the keys to his wayback machine in it)
Biden: "We will believe the truth over facts"( the "truth" is what we say it is)
The pee pee papers was the Progy's "truth" too. The only thing close to accurate was maybe the spelling.

Walt

Well,, time to call it a night.. Big bucks to make in the morning.. I will leave Emery to wallow in his inability to answer the most basic of questions. Embrace the suck Emery,,
a cesspool of your own making. Have another shot on the barfly.

Walt

My bad... But not as bad as this....The kind of shit the guarantees Trump's re-election.
https://www.breitbart.com/education/2021/05/12/joe-biden-proposes-more-education-spending-solve-gas-shortage/
"President Joe Biden proposed more federal spending on education Wednesday when asked how to end the gas shortage on the East coast."
YUP!!! That's the solution!!! Good GOD.... Just how did this buffoon get elected? Only by a rigged election.... No other way.

Don Bessee

Tru dat -

David Bossie: Buckle up for Biden's next big crisis – our economy is in peril thanks to his radical agenda
Joe Biden has stifled our economy by dishing out unemployment on steroids and with mixed messaging over masks

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-crisis-economy-david-bossie

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Bill Tozer

Walt @ 7:09 pm

"Here is a good subject for you to defend,, Going all electric in Ca. No more natural gas... We can't keep the lights on as it is! all the "free" green elec. is killing us.

Only an idiot LIB would think ending the use of CNG is a great idea. Yes,, I will put you in that camp."

Well said. The current buzz phrase from the looney Left is "decarbonize". As in no carbon. Carbon is one of the things humans need to survive, lol.
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THE GREEN FANTASY IS A NIGHTMARE
California is cruising toward a 100% “green” energy future, or so the state’s leaders tell us. But how, exactly, will that objective be brought about? In March of this year, the responsible state agencies issued a plan to achieve 100% carbon dioxide-free electricity by 2045. That is an achievable goal if you use nuclear power. Unfortunately, California is trying to do it with wind and solar.


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/05/the-green-fantasy-is-a-nightmare.php

Don Bessee

Feeling the pain? -

Consumer prices in April rose by the most in 12 years, as product shortages conspired with strong demand by consumers emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. Annual inflation is now 4.2%, a pace economists expect to persist and maybe rise further during the next few months.

Household budgets are suffering. In a new Yahoo Finance-Harris poll, 53% of respondents say their household income is failing to keep up with inflation. Fifteen percent say their income has risen by less than inflation during the last year, 28% say their income has flatlined and 10% say it has fallen. Eighteen percent say their income has risen by more than inflation. Harris polled 1,719 American adults from May 7-10.

Consumers see the prices of goods rising more than services, which generally tracks with inflation data. In the poll, 78% of respondents said the price of goods has risen during the last year,

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/finance/news/where-inflation-hurts-the-most-183638518.html

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Bill Tozer

Quotes fit here.

Insight: “Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” —Aesop (c. 550 B.C.)

Re: The Left: “Those folks on the far-left who insist that America is a bad place are trying to tear down our system. That’s why they talk about systemic racism. And they’ll do anything. Like packing the Supreme Court, intimidating juries, ending the filibuster, defunding the police, etc. etc. Because what they really want to do is transform this country from the greatest and most prosperous democracy in the history of history into some kind of socialist command and control autocratic country that would presumably support their left-wind ideological whims.” —Larry Kudlow

Food for thought: “You’ve got to think that at least part of Fauci’s authoritarian germ hysterical is a cover for something else. Could it be that Tony Fauci is trying to divert attention from himself and his own role in the COVID-19 pandemic? … At the time the outbreak began last fall, the Wuhan lab was conducting experiments on how to make bat viruses infectious to human beings. Those experiments were funded by American tax dollars, the funding for those experiments was approved and directed by Tony Fauci in Washington. … In a functional country, there would be a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in the COVID pandemic that has killed millions and halted our country, changing it forever.” —Tucker Carlson

The blunt truth: “I have a hard time imagining that there’s some totally neutral individual who organizes providing food and water to people at the polling place without some motive of wanting to express their own view of democracy or politics or candidates.” —Senator Roy Blunt

Non compos mentis: “Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.” —Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (“No, an act of terrorism is Hamas firing rockets into Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. If a terrorist organization was shooting rockets into DC, I doubt you would have the same response. Israel has the right to defend itself.” —Nikki Haley)

And last… “Say what you want about Trump, but the peace he brought to the middle east was highly underrated.” —Caleb Hull
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For Brother Walt and Don. Feeling the pain?

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/10158240325125914

Paul Emery

Trump is the one who degraded our intelligence to the extent that we were helpless against a cheapo cyber attack by those were were probably Putins partners. Remember, the Republicans were the ones who blamed Clinton rather than Bush for 9/11 so don't givee me that "it happened on Biden's watch" bullshit.

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 12 May 2021 at 09:48 PM


.....yawn

Bill Tozer

WUHAN VIRUS
‘Lockdown Mongers Can Point Fingers, But The Science Is In: They’re To Blame’
The ruling class is trying to blame those who were right about lockdowns from the start. Don't let them.

“Anthony Fauci, leading leftists, and their malicious band of media mouthpieces have all been sticking their fingers in the dike of the lockdown strategy. But as the data blows holes in the idea of lockdown inerrancy and the science gushes out, the ruling class is getting swept up in the current of their own failures, flailing at their opponents in a desperate attempt to divert blame.”

https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/12/lockdown-mongers-can-point-fingers-but-the-science-is-in-theyre-to-blame/

Randy

Fish response is bet "Yawn!" & Walt coined the perfect new posting handle, "Empty Emery" PE needs a TDS intervention by friends and family.

Walt

Something "Prezidetial". (in Emery's book)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/12/biden-walks-away-from-question-about-rising-prices-for-americans/
"President Joe Biden ignored a question from a reporter about rising prices in the U.S. and simply walked away."

The Estonian Fox

Walt @ 6:15 PM- Good catch.

You would have thought with Hunter's vast pipeline experience, that Joey B would have sent him to Alpharetta GA to help out the Colonial folks at their HQ.

In Case of Emergency Call (Any Time Day or Night) 800 – 926-2728. Too bad Hunter didn't have their number on speed dial.

Pres. Joe sure missed a great opportunity to score one for himself, and for the southeastern U.S. What's that you say - the emergency happened between 6:30 PM and 9:30 AM, so uncle Joe wasn't available. Gotcha.

Bill Tozer

“Remember, the Republicans were the ones who blamed Clinton rather than Bush for 9/11 so don't givee me that "it happened on Biden's watch" bullshit.” —Empty Emery.

Hmm. Looks like no one is listening to EE. Time for boring EE to take his dog for another walk.

‘America under siege on Biden's watch as cyberattackers cripple the country’
Cyberattacks are on the rise – and increasingly targeting major infrastructure

“They cut off a pipeline to the Eastern Seaboard for days, tried to poison a Florida water-treatment plant, held hospital IT systems hostage and stole an undetermined trove of information in the SolarWinds hack – all as the Biden administration searches for a way to respond.

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and they’re increasingly targeting major infrastructure installations, like transportation hubs, energy facilities and utility companies”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cyberattacks-america-biden-watch


Bill Tozer

“....so don't givee me that "it happened on Biden's watch" bullshit.” —Empty Emery

Hmmm. Sorry, no can do. America under Seite on Biden’s watch.

‘America under siege on Biden's watch as cyberattackers cripple the country’
Cyberattacks are on the rise – and increasingly targeting major infrastructure

They cut off a pipeline to the Eastern Seaboard for days, tried to poison a Florida water-treatment plant, held hospital IT systems hostage and stole an undetermined trove of information in the SolarWinds hack – all as the Biden administration searches for a way to respond.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cyberattacks-america-biden-watch

Bill Tozer

‘Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t’

“This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.

When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But it flows from a single place: Rebekah Jones. To understand that is to understand the whole game. This is about Jones, and Jones alone. If she falls, it falls.

And boy does it deserve to fall.

Jones’s central claim is nothing less dramatic than that she has uncovered a massive conspiracy in the third most populous state in the nation, and that, having done so, she has been ruthlessly persecuted by the governor and his “Gestapo.” Specifically, Jones claims that, while she was working at the FDOH last year, she was instructed by her superiors to alter the “raw” data so that Florida’s COVID response would look better, and that, having refused, she was fired. Were this charge true, it would reflect one of the most breathtaking political scandals in all of American history.

But it’s not true. Indeed, it’s nonsense from start to finish. Jones isn’t a martyr; she’s a myth-peddler. She isn’t a scientist; she’s a fabulist. She’s not a whistleblower; she’s a good old-fashioned confidence trickster. And, like any confidence trickster, she understands her marks better than they understand themselves. On Twitter, on cable news, in Cosmopolitan, and beyond, Jones knows exactly which buttons to push in order to rally the gullible and get out her message. Sober Democrats have tried to inform their party about her: “You may see a conspiracy theory and you want it to be true and you believe it to be true and you forward it to try to make it be true, but that doesn’t make it true,” warns Jared Moskowitz, the progressive Democrat who has led Florida’s fight against COVID.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/rebekah-jones-the-covid-whistleblower-who-wasnt/

Meanwhile in New York, they really did fudge the books on C-19 deaths and really did try to cover it up.

Bill Tozer

Matt Taibbi (in case RL is out there reading)

‘Reporters Once Challenged the Spy State. Now, They're Agents of It’
News companies are pioneering a new brand of vigilante reporting, partnering with spy agencies they once oversaw

“Just last week, CNN explained that the Department of Homeland Security was thinking of pairing with non-governmental entities to conduct more aggressive surveillance of “potential domestic terrorists” than they would be legally allowed, by themselves:

The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers…

The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent those limits.

CNN added that if the public-private surveillance partnership went through, the “DHS could produce information that would likely be beneficial to both it and the FBI, which can't monitor US citizens in this way without first getting a warrant or having the pretext of an ongoing investigation.” They added: “The CIA and NSA are also limited on collecting intelligence domestically.”

News that the government is considering using private citizens to help it conduct what amount to vigilante intelligence operations for the DHS, FBI, CIA, and NSA — an end-run around once-cherished liberal values like the exclusionary rule — inspired almost no reaction in the op-ed pages of ostensibly liberal outlets. The perceived targets are white supremacists, as unsympathetic as al-Qaeda once was. Who cares?

Just last week it was announced the FBI had been caught, again, in abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Also censured by the FISA court in 2011, 2016, and 2018, the Bureau was busted for “widespread” use of an NSA-managed surveillance tool meant for foreign cases only, using FISA to investigate “health care fraud, transnational organized crime, violent gangs, domestic terrorism, public corruption, and bribery.” The declassified report also worried the NSA might be passing to the FBI intercepts of attorney-client conversations, not that anyone in the press cares about that principle anymore, either. Except for one Fox story about Jim Jordan complaining, editorialists mostly took a pass on the FISC news.”....

“Rather than take on those issues, the press is taking the easy way out, pinning deputy badges to their chests and diving into the lives of ordinary people in search of secret sins. That’s not journalism, it’s a Crowdsourced Inquisition, and by the time reporters realize what they’ve signed themselves up for, it will be too late. People like Brennan and Clapper must laugh themselves hoarse, to think they ever had anything to fear from this press corps.”

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/reporters-once-challenged-the-spy

George Rebane

The above comment stream continues to confirm the existential evil and anti-Americanism regularly practiced by the Dems (and their lamestream lackies) in the policies they deliver and propose. Their leftwing supporters, here and elsewhere, can demonstrate no symmetry or reciprocity in such policy initiatives from the Right. All they have to put forward are unsubstantiated allegations.

Paul Emery

George

Fair enough

As an example what is are "policy initiatives" on health care that the Right has proposed that would welcome reciprocity from the left ?

Paul Emery

Another one George. What was the infrastructure plan that Trump proposed that the Dems could debate and possibly compromise. Hmmm...I don't recall one. Can you refresh my memory?

Don Bessee

The gas co. is a private company and runs its own IT not the gov oh great pony tail of ignorance. Dont be surprised if it turns out an employee opened something they should not have -

Trump is the one who degraded our intelligence to the extent that we were helpless"

;-)

Bill Tozer

re: “CDC, NIH, WHO, …, all of them have shown how politicized science can mismanage responses to the Covid pandemic at all levels of government. The potpourri of pronouncements from such agencies over the last year have been all over the map, and continue to this day. Their main function has been to let politicians establish.....”

‘All over the map’ is an an accurate description. Well, if you can’t make them see the light, then let them feel the heat. The ‘science’ said we will be all wearing masks through September (at a minimum) just less than two weeks ago. Mercy.

CDC recommends fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear mask indoors or outdoors

“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, no mater how large or small, without a mask," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in announcing the changes. "This an exciting and powerful moment."

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/hold-cdc-say-people-no-longer-have-wear-masks

Paul Emery

So Don are you saying it is not the role of government to have a police force and intelligence that protect private businesses from criminal elements?

Bill Tozer

Don @ 11:58 am.

“The gas co. is a private company and runs its own IT not the gov oh great pony tail of ignorance. Dont be surprised if it turns out an employee opened something they should not have -“

Unbelievable. This may the first time the Biden Administration, with its puzzling indifference to the gas company hacking woes and its hands off approach as the company paid the ransom to the hackers, that the Biden Administration took its money grubbing hands off private enterprise for once. Amazing. Meanwhile, Wicked Gretchen seized the opportunity to shut down a pipeline coming from Alberta.

I suppose the it’s like saying the social media companies are private companies that can police free speech any which way they choose since the government can’t. Zuck sure was grilled before Congress when he was blamed for letting the Trump campaign use a Facebook’s algorithm to help Trump steal the election in 2016, lol. Facebook, a private company, sure felt the heat for that. Congressional threats, Congressional inquiries made them see the light. But, that is also a fine example how the Big Government lusting for more power crowd (Democrats) had to get their hands around a private company’s throat. Now it’s a partnership.

Don Bessee

He do love to waive his pony tail of ignorance flag high @ 1210! He wont be able to blame that on the guy on the next barstool! LOL
======================================================================

Change that tune in 2 -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/13/gretchen-whitmer-changes-story-drops-original-claim-she-traveled-her-own-expense-private-jet/

;-)

Paul Emery

Don

what evidence do you have of me hanging out in bars and drinking or do you just make that up? I'm urious.

Paul Emery

sp I'm curious

George Rebane

PaulE 1108am – It appears that you completely misunderstand my 933am. At best, my comment is an invitation to those of the Left to point out equally evil and anti-American policies from the Republicans that are currently proposed and implemented by Democrats. In the least, it was simply an observation that is daily substantiated on conservative blogs and right-leaning national news outlets. Of course, all that is invisible to our Left and not reported on the lamestream. (e.g. lying about and continuing to maintain the chaos of the Dems’ open border policy is just the iceberg’s tip of the referred evil and anti-American policies. The complete list is too long for these comment streams.) Apologies for not being sufficiently clear for you to understand that.

George Rebane

Re my 110pm - On further consideration, given our hyper-polarized world views et al, it is today impossible to communicate to the Left such thoughts as in my 933am. My offered apology is therefore moot.

Don Bessee

That's a lame dodge even for the pony tail of ignorance @1243

;-)

Bill Tozer

Has the Backlash Arrived for Police-Bashing?

https://buchanan.org/blog/has-the-backlash-arrived-for-police-bashing-149637
———————-
Fear of Crime Is the Real Problem

“Crime is back in the news and hardly a day now passes without headlines about shootings at largely peaceful funerals and all the rest. The obvious question is whether this soaring criminality will render big cities like New York City unlivable—a return to when movie audiences cheered Charles Bronson in Death Wish.”....

“Reducing anxiety differs from more standard anti-crime measures such as stop and frisk. Nor can added security cameras and enhanced police patrols calm fears since predators, being by nature stupid, disdain the rational calculations that would deter them from robbing a tourist for his $200 Seiko watch that resembles an $8,000 Rolex. Try explaining that impulse crimes with a low financial yield may result in a 10-year jail term. To repeat, it is this stupidity that brings unpredictability, and unpredictability inspires fear since safety is not easily achieved. Few New Yorkers dread a million-dollar robbery of a 47th Street diamond dealer. Having a cheap necklace ripped off your neck when walking down a deserted street is different.”

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/fear-of-crime-is-the-real-problem/


Don Bessee

Things are going to hell for whats her name and creepy grampa joe -

Over the past week, the Biden administration has been met with disappointing economic benchmarks, including lackluster hiring and a surge in consumer prices. Meanwhile, rising gas prices and fuel shortages have hammered the Southeast. These pressures have weighed on the financial markets, as the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 fell sharply for the third day in a row.

https://news.yahoo.com/economic-tremors-hit-white-house-015559192.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-urged-to-dump-absolutely-abysmal-harris-as-border-czar-poll-agrees/ar-BB1gFL4n?ocid=msedgdhp

;-)

Paul Emery


Don

I'm just asking you why you refer to me as someone who spends a lot of time in bars. I guess then it's appropriate for me to ask you where you got the nickname "hoseman". I know the answer but I choose not to embarrass you online.

Don Bessee

He is so cute when he holds his breath and stomps his little feet! You can always tell by the missing punctuation on his why, why, why questions. ROFLOL

;-)

Paul Emery

Romney responds to the big lie babble about Jan 6 being a “tourist visit, :

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) says the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was no ordinary “tourist visit,” as one Republican congressman claimed this week when describing the thousands of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the building in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president.

“I was there,” Romney told HuffPost on Thursday. “What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president.”

“As such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution that resulted in severe property damage, severe injuries and death,” he added.

Romney was a direct witness to the attack, which resulted in five deaths and more than 100 officers injured. In security footage from that day, the Utah senator can be seen narrowly escaping danger as he runs down a corridor moments after rioters enter the building.

On Wednesday, newly released body camera footage from a D.C. metropolitan police officer gave a vivid portrayal of the life-and-death struggle on the Capitol steps that day. Officer Michael Fanone is heard screaming in pain after rioters beat him and shocked him with a stun gun, an experience he later called “the most brutal, savage hand-to-hand combat of my entire life.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-insurrection-capitol_n_609d5923e4b099ba75344a33

Don Bessee

Busted -

An independent federal investigative agency said Thursday that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act in March when the former Ohio congresswoman weighed in on the state's 2022 Senate election.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/hud-secretary-marcia-fudge-violated-205557786.html

;-)

Don Bessee

Who knew creepy grampa joe had an in house comedian -

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/05/13/fact-check-dhs-chief-mayorkas-falsely-claims-the-border-is-closed/

;-)

Bill Tozer

@ 3:27

Fact Check: DHS Chief Mayorkas Falsely Claims the ‘Border Is Closed’

Oh Don, what he meant was the border is closed to journalists, investigative reporters, the VP and POTUS. And cameras! Alto! Stand back. Closed. You no come here. Now, get! Can’t you read English?

“Mayorkas answered:

What I meant is precisely that: The border is closed. We are expelling all journalists, media, cameras (even US Senators with cameras) and their families under the Title 42 authority that rests with the Center for Disease Control. And we decided, as an administration, in furtherance of the President’s direction to administer our immigration laws of this country in an orderly and safe and humane way, that we will not expel unaccompanied children.” There. All better.

Walt

Hey Paul.. Maybe Don drove a water truck for a living.
Maybe a fire truck? You fathom the concept of those trucks having hoses?
And if he has the biggest "hose" in town, more power to him.
And you plan to embrasse him is just what? Seems the bag of shame will fit you better. "Stubby"....... He steal your hippy chick? Out "hosed"?

Paul Emery

Walt

Anybody that knows me knows I don't hand out in bars like Don likes to infer. You would be amazed about the incidents that led to Don's nickname "hoseman".

Walt

You don't "hand out" in bars???? REALLY????? I say you started drinking already. Or did you start smoking dope?
But whatever you say,,,,, stubby.. (I have that on good authority. I have spies in Nevada City.)

Walt

Since "I don't answer questions" Emery is busy with a small tape measure,, Any other LIB care to take this one on?
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/13/loundoun-county-class-assignments-nsfw-virginia-school-board-meeting/

"Parents condemned the Loudoun County’s school board during a May 11 meeting over explicit material in reading assignments for high school students.


In a series of videos posted by Ian Prior on Twitter, parents read passages from books, including “Monday’s Not Coming” by Tiffany Jackson, which were apparently assigned to 9th grade students in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). This is the same school board meeting where a mother blasted the school system’s use of critical race theory.

“She sucked my d*ck,” a parent read from a text."

Should your teen daughters be reading that lesson plan?

I'm sure the boy next door would surely approve.

Walt

Emery states that he don't hang out in bars.(there.. fixed it for you) But that's not what your facebook page said.
Now what did it say about you playing with your geetar? at what BAR??? Which hole in the wall was it again?

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 13 May 2021 at 05:02 PM

Anybody that knows me knows I don't hand out in bars like Don likes to infer.


Gonna help a brother out....it's "imply" Punch......imply. Don and Walt imply that you're a degenerate barfly (if the term is appropriately applied to the male of the barfly species).

To your broader point, no hanging out in bars (actually a hobby of which I approve), then except when you're abusing your guitar it's "all Trump, all the time"?


Maybe you should try golf?

Paul Emery

I sometimes play music in bars Walt. That's what musicians do. that's different than having a drinking and drug problem which is what you and Don infer. By the way, ask Don about why he is referred to as
hoseman." I'm sure he'll share with you.

Don Bessee

The gals of the congressional jihadi caucus love their terrorists -

Political cartoon of the day: 'Squad' cheering on Israel's sworn enemy

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cartoons-slideshow

;-)

Paul Emery


The "hole in the wall" may be the Golden Era in Nevada City or the Wild Eye Pub in Grass Valley. As a matter of fact Peter Wilson and I are playing Saturday Evening at the 1849 Brewery in Grass Valley starting at 5:30 on the patio. Really god food and a nice place to meet your friends.

These are local businesses. Do you regard these venues as "holes in the wall"?

Paul Emery

sp really good food

Don Bessee

Like good socialist-woken-jew haters twitter stands with the congressional jihadi caucus -

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2021/05/13/top-hamas-terrorist-leaders-twitter-encourage-violence-while-trump-permanently-banned/

;-)

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