What is particularly interesting about this chart is that today, Americans’ personal financial situation is not that bad, though the trend is definitely down. It is the six-month outlook that is most troubling. They see the storm clouds building. This perception will cause purchasing decisions to turn negative and then becomes a self-fulfilling phenomenon. Politically, it also spells trouble for the Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.
Conservative Political Commentary
It’s worth noting that not only did the Republican’s financial victory haul happen with the media’s thumb placed firmly on the political scale in favor of Democrats, it also happened despite Democrats’ having the bully pulpit. President Biden can own the news cycle if he chooses to and possesses the biggest and loudest megaphone in the world. But for last month, much of that rhetoric fell on deaf ears.
Paging Politico: here is Ron DeSantis addressing the question of insurance at a public event this week. The issues Governor DeSantis has tackled range from tax relief to education to cancer research. Finding Ron DeSantis doing his job as a Governor is very easy even for a private citizen like myself. So, to paraphrase Brian Stelter, “with major newsrooms and desks and operations that work hard on verifying information,” the only reason that Politico wasn’t able to track Ron DeSantis is they were not trying very hard.
Elon Musk came around because the Democrat party thought it would be a good idea to continuously piss off the richest man in the world, (and Trump). But the Democrat party can dump on Bill Maher all they want to. They can attack kindergartners for being slave owners, they can force transgenderism on kids and make parents the villain. They can ignore thousands crossing the border illegally every day. They can raise taxes, they can crash the economy. But you know what? Like a beat-up wife that won’t press charges, Bill Maher won’t step up until the Democrats have beaten him to death.
As homicides in Chicago show no sign of stopping, the demand for funerals is now bigger than the demand for baby formula. Just like a war-torn country, Chicago has now introduced a curfew. It is safer for the kids to be on the streets of Ukraine or Afghanistan than take a walk in the South Side of Chicago. While Lori Lightfoot fights racism by refusing interviews with white journalists, the city’s black population is getting exterminated by the black drug gangs. Apparently, Lori believes Tucker Carlson is not only responsible for the Buffalo shooting but also for black gangs indiscriminately spraying bullets on the streets of Chicago.
Now, Mr. Durham has brought the case into the DC federal district courtroom of Judge Christopher Cooper, appointed by Barack Obama. Judge Cooper’s wife, Amy Jeffress, is the attorney for the same Lisa Page of Jumpin’ Jack Flash fame. Meanwhile, several jurors seated in the trial revealed that they were donors to the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign — something one might expect in a city that voted over 90 percent for Mrs. Clinton in that election. Mr. Durham must have known that prosecuting the case under those circumstances would be a slog.
Exactly why does Apple and the two companies they’ve worked with to produce this vehicle – Concept Creator and Letsgodigital – think it’s a good idea to try and market a vehicle that’s sure to cost six-figures yet requires passengers to sit in what amounts to a claustrophobic, panic-inducing coffin? Comfortable seats and cool entertainment options aside, do they really think folks are going to want to seal themselves into a windowless vault for their daily commute?
No serious Republican has endorsed this extreme racist French theory” that there is a Jewish plot to “replace” white Americans with Muslims and Africans (racist because it involves Jewish plots and refers to specific races and religions). Republican objections to the Democrat plan would be exactly the same if Democrats were importing blonde-haired blue-eyed yodeling Scandinavians to shift the US electorate to the Left.
How obvious that the freedom of speech is what made the pushback possible, for if the First Amendment were completely dead, we would never have seen the commentary of the embarrassing hearings or the Mary Poppins video. This brazen attack on the first of our Bill of Rights would have just happened, probably by executive order.
Let’s first consider that amount for a moment. That’s an 8-figure haul for Biden over the course of six years working for the corrupt Ukrainian firm Burisma and the equally corrupt Ye Jianming, who was CEO of the Chinese oil and natural gas company CEFC and who was charged with “economic crimes” by Chinese officials in 2018.
Although all Americans recognize there are still racists in this nation, the honest citizens know they are found in all the races, no matter which one cares to mention. They also understand that the greatest percentage of Americans reject racism, Critical Race Theory, and the identity politics it has birthed, as one keeps supporting the other.
Democrats have a history of politicizing horrific events like the one in Buffalo. They’re actively calling for restrictions on the first amendment, which essentially means they will determine what language best suits their political goals. So who is going to make this determination? Joe Biden’s Orwellian Disinformation Board? God help us all.
Additionally, Disney’s programming has been noticeably drifting leftward for years, and when a video was discovered in late March showing a top executive discussing their “not so secret gay agenda” and “adding queerness” in their push for LGBTQ indoctrination. Many Americans have had enough of Disney’s activism, and when we add all these factors together, we have a recipe for Disney disaster.
But Musk is a pragmatist – a brilliant pragmatist – and he understands the need for freedom of speech if a nation is going to thrive. It is that stance, along with his ongoing attempt to take over Twitter and undo their far-left censorship, that has put Musk squarely in the crosshairs of the Democrats and their media. That conflict has now reached a new level with this fascinating recent admission from Musk.
But, on a more personal note, what is revealing are the numbers that American-born and bred youngsters are less likely to pursue professions in the construction industry, which undoubtedly spans from heavy routine physical work on-site to highly complex engineering operations. And, of course, there are the more mundane, less exciting roles like strawberry picking that haven’t entirely been automated, yet.
Mergers and acquisitions among these firms have made behemoths of a few of them, and squelched competition. The most powerful of these communications platforms are now acting as the arm of our government and they censor whatever content is deemed to run counter to the message our leaders want to convey. Opposing viewpoints are eliminated. People are canceled.
Another trait that Trump Sr. seems to have passed on to his son is political instincts. Forgiving student debt is a bad idea politically. Really bad. For those who will benefit from the scheme, they’ll likely be happy and will vote for Biden. But chances are, they were going to vote for Biden anyway. White college educated women, for instance, vote overwhelmingly for Democrats with polls showing the number at 62%.
These aren’t professional players, they’re children. And these aren’t professional umpires, they’re doing it part-time because they want to be involved with youth athletics and make a couple of bucks along the way. A guy punches out from his job as a forklift driver, hurries to his car where he has his uniform and equipment waiting in the back seat, and then he rushes to the local field hoping he’s not late. All for a payday that won’t even fill up his gas tank.
There is an interesting historical parallel between Rome and the current USA. When the Arch of the Emperor Septimius Severus was being built in the second century, there was no craftsman who could sculpt the statues and figures available. They had to walk down the street to the Arch of Titus and take some to fill the void.
In theory, I understood this Fourth Turning would ultimately lead to a bloody global conflict, but a few years into this Crisis I didn’t visualize a scenario that would lead to such an outcome. Each Fourth Turning has seen an exponential increase in deaths, as the killing technology has improved. There were approximately 65 million deaths during World War II, with Russia incurring 27 million of those deaths.
That highlights the risk with algorithmic stablecoins. When the supply spiked and TerraUSD lost its peg earlier this week, the arbitrage mechanism failed to resolve the problem. At that point, Terraform Labs’ Bitcoin reserve was supposed to correct the problem, but that has yet to happen. Instead, the price of the stablecoin has continued to plunge, and panicked investors have been selling, adding to the downward pressure.
“Joe Biden” will travel to Buffalo Tuesday to offer his condolences to the families of the Topps shooting victims. (He did not travel to Waukesha last November, or New York in April.) It looks like the newspapers and cable news outfits will run with the Buffalo story a while longer, milking it to feed the narrative, which is that only the Democratic Party cares about black people and can save them from “white supremacy.”
When it was announced last month that the Musk buyout deal to acquire Twitter was approved, many of us on the right rejoiced. Finally, some sanity amongst the Big Tech giants, we thought, as we considered the impact that such a deal would have on free speech and the reprehensible censorship of conservatives. But Musk’s announcement on Friday is significant, and it makes us wonder.
Once again Bezos’ comments were on the money. The spending bill Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) courageously rejected in December and then again in February, the bill known as Build Back Better, would have only exacerbated inflation. Significantly. The more money the government spends, the more heated the economy becomes. For an administration to try to spend their way out of an inflation crisis is like a 600-pound man trying to eat his way back to a healthy weight.
This brings us to two men who weren’t in my thought process during the first thirteen years of this Crisis as potential Gray Champions. I suffer the same myopia as many others, viewing the world through the lens of living within the American Empire. Of course, America is no longer the shining city on the hill, if it ever was.