The Cost of Easter Dinner

Depending on your dinner preference, here is the cost of Easter dinner compared to last year at this time.

  • Ham                                      +14.6%
  • Beef                                      +16%
  • Chicken                                +13.4%
  • Eggs                                       +11.2%
  • Biscuits/rolls                      +10.8%
  • Sugar                                     +7.5%
  • Carbonated drinks           +7.4%

Inflation Takes Another Bite

Inflation rose again in March, with consumer prices rising 8.5%, the highest rate since 1981. This is the seventh consecutive month that prices faster than the previous month. Food and housing costs were up significantly. Beef and pork prices were both up over 13%.

Showing the impact on working households, real wages—wages adjusted to account for inflation—were down 2.5% last month.

Yet the Biden Administration is still proposing to pump more money into the economy and has proposed yet another “covid relief bill” that would exacerbate inflation even more.

Putin Doubles Down

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that peace talks with Ukraine were at a “dead end”. He said that the Russian military invaded to protect the Russian-speaking people in the Donbas region of Ukraine and that the war will “continue until its full completion and the fulfillment of the tasks that have been set,” 

Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took issue with Putin’s claims: “Russia claimed their goal in is to ‘protect people in Donbas.’ Right now mobile crematoria are burning people’s bodies in Mariupol, the second largest city of the region. Those who survived are dying from starvation. What are you ‘protecting’ them from? From life?”

Doctor’s “Guess” At Birth

Brooke Roslindale School, a Boston area charter school, had a unique way to explain what OB/GYNs do at birth.

In an “identity Share” class, the assistant principal and a first grade teach Ray Skyer were teaching their 6 year olds and Skyer said “So when babies are born, the doctor looks at them and they make a guess about whether the baby is a boy or girl.” and then went on to explain about “transgender” and “cisgender” and that he was a transgender.

It is probably a sign of my age to say “I remember when…” but when I was in first grade, I didn’t know whether any of my teachers were married or single or if they had any surgeries and no one felt the need to teach elementary school kids to question their sex. Yet, that is not the case today and there is a n agenda being pushed to teach kids about alternate lifestyles at the same time they are learning how to count and to know their colors.  And THAT is why Florida passed a law to re-focus early education on things that matter, rather than on a social agenda that is totally inappropriate for the age.

Quick Takes: Equal Rights, But Only For Some

Support and Celebrate Women, But Only Certain Women

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that the Navy will be naming a ship after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the second woman in history to serve on the US Supreme Court.

Why is a ship being named after the second woman named to the Supreme Court and not the first woman named to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor? Could it be that Justice O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan? Could it be that liberals just do not believe that conservatives, and certainly Republicans, can be in favor of equal opportunities for women? So we should celebrate the woman appointed by President Bill Clinton, instead, even if she came later.

Bias At NBC Becomes Deliberate Deception

Controversy has swirled around athletes who were born male and decide they want to be female and compete against women. Perhaps nowhere has this been more visible than the case of University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who compete on the Penn male swim team for three years and is now competing on the women’s team. Thomas was not even close to being ranked in the top 100 collegiate swimmers nationally as a man, yet is now regularly setting records and winning an NCAA Championship in the freestyle.

Because ‘women’s rights’ is not as trendy as ‘transgender rights’, the far left has embraced Thomas’ cause despite the obvious setback for women’s sports after years of hard fought progress under Title IX. And, as NBC taught us last week, if that means you have to bend the truth to support your views, then so be it.

In reporting on the NCAA women’s swimming championships, NBC airbrushed pictures of Thomas in order to appear more feminine. The touch ups removed facial lines, skin discoloration and smoothed out Thomas’ Adams Apple.  So….they were trying to make Thomas look less like a man and more like a woman? Which, when it boils down to it, is really a tacit admission that there are too many male hormones for Thomas to be competing as a woman.

Inflation Is Worse Than We Think

In February, core consumer prices rose 6.4% from a year earlier, the highest rate in 40 years. The core CPI (consumer price index) does not include food and energy prices since those tend to be volatile and somewhat seasonal.

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Midweek Quick Takes and Random Observations

Remembering Obama On Russia

In the campaign for President in 2012, then President Obama made fun of his opponent, Mitt Romney, who said that Russia was one of the main national security threats. Obama flippantly said “The 1970’s called and want their foreign policy back.”

Russia invaded and annexed Crimea two years later after Obama’s comment and, of course, we are seeing the Russian invasion of the Ukraine play out before our eyes right now.

Romney’s thoughts about potential threats to national security and world peace do not seem quite so dumb, after all, huh Mr. President?


Yesterday the Labor Dept. announced that wholesale prices went up 10% in February from a year ago, the highest monthly increase on record. 

Unfortunately, the February results were prior to seeing the effect from the sanctions from the war in Ukraine so it is likely that March’s wholesale inflation will be even worse.

United Nations Views On Women’s Rights

Next week, Iran becomes a member of the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission.

We’ll just leave that right there

US Lawmakers for Putin

As hard as it is to comprehend, there are US lawmakers that seem to be ok with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and the Russian invasion of neighboring democratic country, Ukraine.

At the end of the day, issues of war and conquest through the use of military force are the ‘big’ issues in the world. Almost all other things pale in comparison. How can anyone still support these people?

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