Last week, President Biden said that the US would give $1 billion to countries to pay for our part in the ‘climate crisis’. Apparently to apologize for being a developed country, with a successful economy and a high standard of living, the President is going to give away money to others to help them recover. (Of course, it is the fact that we have a successful economy that we can even offer to give money away, but that must be beside the point.)
And in what has become routine in these international agreements, the world’s second biggest and most developed country—China-does not have to pay and has not committed to any targets.
Arizona candidate for governor, Kari Lake, said before the election that she would not say the election was fair unless she won. She lost and so now she is suing, saying the election was fraudulent. In announcing the suit, she called the Nov. 8 election “the shoddiest election ever, in history.” Of course, she had said that the 2020 election was the most fraudulent in history and ran with that as her primary campaign plank.
And oddly enough, she apparently is not able to see how stupid she looks by starting off saying the election was rigged if she does not win—clearly she was a ‘take my ball and go home” kind of kid. The sad part of the story is that a person like her, who does not actually believe in elections, was the nominee of a major party-who would have thought we would ever see that in the United States?
Final results from last Tuesday’s midterm election are not in and who controls the House is not yet completely decided. The one thing that is sure is that, with a Democrat President with historically low approval ratings, the Republicans dramatically underperformed, losing two governor seats, one and possibly two Senate seats and gained dramatically fewer House seats than expected after last year’s redistricting (there are still a handful too close to call).
A week after midterm election day, former President Trump announced last night that he will run for President again in 2024.
Continue reading “The Final Results From 2022 Midterms Are Not Yet In, And The 2024 Presidential Election Is Already Over”
President Biden must be among them. His Administration announced that they have approved the release of $186 Billion from the infrastructure bill to be spent and another similar amount next year.
Inflation is the highest in 40 years. It is not temporary, as the President was telling us early this year. The Federal Reserve released a paper that said that half of the inflation in the US is because of the government’s fiscal policy (i.e. spending). That means that government spending causes inflation more than covid, the war in Ukraine and the other reasons that anyone has given.
So President Biden’s solution is to pump more money into the economy. He is either among the slowest learners in the world on something that professional economists keep telling him, or he is lying when he says that fighting inflation is a priority. It can only be one or the other.
Kari Lake, the ‘in your face’ conspiracy theorist who was the Republican running for governor in Arizona lost her election last night in a very close race, one that was so close that it took days for the final outcome to be decided.
Of course, Arizona was also home to the late John McCain, who had been a Vietnam prisoner of war and later served several terms as Senator from Arizona and also the Republican nominee for President in 2008.
Last week, Lake held a campaign rally and asked “Are there any John McCain Republicans out there?” When a number of people raised their hands or applauded, Lake replied and told them to “get the hell out” because she didn’t want ‘those kinds’ of Republicans around.
Lake lost by less than 1% of the vote. I guess a little less hate and more civility and she might have won. Hmmm….
As it stands today, we have the highest inflation in roughly 40 years, real wealth in the country has gone down more than any time since the early 1980’s, violent crime is rising, and the border crisis is the worst in history (by far) if you use the number of people crossing the border illegally as the measure. According to polls, 78% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track and 75% say the economy (inflation specifically or the economy, in general) is their biggest concern.
The President is a Democrat, and both the House and the Senate are controlled by Democrats. Given the above, from strictly a political perspective, things could not be more perfectly positioned for Republicans going into yesterday’s midterm election. Combine that with the history that the President’s party almost always losses seats in midterm elections and that President Biden has the lowest approval ratings since Harry Truman and Republicans were set to make historic gains.
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At a campaign event over the weekend, Trump took a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and referred to him as ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’.
However, some notable conservative figures who normally give a pass to Trump’s behavior reacted to Trump’s insult of a leading conservative figure.
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A list of staffers at a publishing house have written an open letter calling for Penguin Random House to cancel the book deal for Supreme Court Justice Amy Comey Barrett.
In their letter, the group claims that its signers “care deeply about freedom of speech” and “recognize that harm is done to a democracy…by censorship” but that Barrett should be silenced because of her vote to return decisions on abortion to the states.
Yes, you read that correctly: they are all in favor of freedom of speech and against censorship…until it is something they disagree with. And seemingly, the signers cannot see the inherent ridiculousness of such a statement.
One cannot help but be reminded of the words of the late William F. Buckley, who said “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, and then are shocked and offended to find that there are, in fact, other views.”
Countries of the world are to meet in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in mid-November to talk about the ‘climate crisis’ and one of the main items on the agenda is money. President Biden’s ‘Climate Czar’ John Kerry will attend and represent the US. You remember John Kerry, the rich former Senator who infamously flew in his private jet to Iceland for a previous meeting on the need to reduce carbon emissions and to receive an award for batting climate change?
Kerry is backing a proposal by a large group of mostly Third World countries that would have developed nations pay reparations for being developed and ‘causing’ the climate problems of the world. (Of course China, the current largest carbon emitter would be excluded). Discussions are that these reparations would be in the trillions of dollars (yes, with a ‘T’ and plural)
That begs the question that how would developed countries pay all that money to these poor countries if they did not use all that energy and fuel to run the factories and fuel the economy?
For those who believe the talking points that inflation is just the lingering effects of the pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine and have nothing to do with government spending, there is this…
The Chicago Federal Reserve released a paper that said that half of all of the increase in inflation is due to government fiscal policy. Translated, that means that the government continuing to spend so much money and pump money into the economy is as big a cause of inflation as everything else, combined.