Thursday, November 30, 2023


 The legacy news, T.V., radio, print, etc, reports the state of the economy monthly, frequently with a caveat like "Ignoring the volatile food and energy sectors..." which means that if you don't have to eat or drive to work, you're not getting hurt. As much.

Bloomberg is reporting that 3 years of Bidenomics has upped the cost of living by an average of 20%:

Bloomberg reported the goods and services price increases:

  • Ground beef costs $5.23 on average, up from $3.89 in January 2020.
  • Coffee is up some $2 a pound. Fruits and vegetables are about 14 percent higher.
  • Electric bills spiked 25 percent since January 2020.
  • Natural gas is up 29 percent since January 2020.
  • Car insurance is up 33 percent since 2020.
  • Hotel prices are up 15 percent since 2020.
  • Grocery and electricity prices are both up 25 percent since January 2020.
  • Used car prices have climbed 35 percent since 2020.
  • Auto insurance is up 33 percent, and rents are up roughly 20 percent since 2020.
Another way of looking at this is to note that the purchasing power of the dollar has gone down about 14%. I bet you haven't gotten 14% in pay increases in the last 3 years, now have you.

Monday, November 20, 2023

QOTD - Politics

 This from Sen J. Kennedy of LA:

I’m not saying this is accurate but I can read a poll and the American people have concluded that President Biden is old and he needs soup and an early bedtime and they have concluded that Vice President Harris is not capable, that when her IQ gets to 75, she should sell.”


Saturday, November 4, 2023

DeSantis To Select Proxy For Trump Debate?

 DeSantis has offered to wear a boot on his head if Trump will agree to debate him, but may be walking that back (That boot was made for walking) by sending perennial candidate Vermin Supreme as his proxy in the debate.

 This would kill 2 birds with a single boot heel as DeSantis would not have to wear the boot on his head, and Trump would look silly debating someone who makes a homeless vagrant look normal.

This might lead some to suggest DeSantis consider Mr. Supreme as his running mate, as he at least comes across as slightly more reasonable than Kamala Harris and significantly less demented than Joe Biden.

NICS - October 23

 I don't understand why NICS checks seem to be falling off at this point with the administration solidly hostile to gun ownership, Using the catch-and-release approach to violent criminals, and indifferent to opening our borders to People with inarguably sketchy backgrounds.

What's going on here? I'm beginning to suspect my data source (FBI)

They wouldn't lie to me, would they?

QOTD - 3rd Parties

 This from Nancy Pelosi via

Orwell is from an older school. The new postmodern school has liberal politicians and pundits saying nonsense that would embarrass a North Korean propagandist. They advocate for censorship and shutting down dissent in order to protect democracy. The two-party system, they contend is democracy, but anything else is a threat to democracy.

When a Dem says "our democracy" He, she, or it is talking about one in which one candidate runs, gets elected, and runs a country swathed in rainbows in which everyone is happy and prosperous, and repeatedly reelects the dear leader and his henchmen.