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  1. The President has been having some issues with the Hispanic Caucus as of late, and his latest gaffe probably didn't help after he just, seemingly, called the Hispanics black.....Ol Uncle Joe...... https://nypost.com/2023/09/21/biden-praises-congressional-black-caucus-during-address-to-congressional-hispanic-caucus/ Biden praises ‘Congressional Black Caucus’ during address to Congressional Hispanic Caucus in president’s latest gaffe
  2. Haven't heard Pelosi utter about "the dignity of the office" lately........ https://www.dailywire.com/news/fetterman-presides-over-senate-wearing-short-sleeve-shirt-no-tie-and-shorts?fbclid=IwAR1ys3b1RNd-hGbylTxvr2zOVImA8MHQTvQt8OVskK1yENPF9jjkF66eGkk
  3. Good Ol' Uncle Joe......The Brazilian President clearly did not appreciate the snub....... https://nypost.com/2023/09/21/biden-walks-into-flag-appears-to-snub-brazils-president/ President Biden looked confused again Wednesday as he walked into a giant flag at the United Nations — then appeared to anger Brazil’s president by walking off stage without shaking his hand. The gaffe-prone oldest US president in history walked into the 7-foot-tall Brazilian flag as he took the stage, taking a moment to get his bearings as the flag wobbled. He then struggled with the headset of his translation device, soon noted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was with him for a joint speech agreeing to partner on workers’ rights. “Can you hear me, President Biden? This is a historic moment for Brazil and for the US,” the Brazilian leader asked. When he did not immediately respond, Lula again asked: “President Biden, can you hear me?”
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s answer to a gay kid asking for advice when MLK wrote an advice column in Ebony: “Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognise the problem and have a desire to solve it.” Should Dr. King's statue be removed now? He was obviously a homophobe......Incidentally, this article lists a whole bunch of very prominent and celebrated people that would need cancelling...... https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/07/19/whos-next-on-the-cancel-culture-docket-martin-luther-king-jr/ John Wayne’s 1971 Playboy magazine interview has placed the legendary actor in the crosshairs of today’s cancel culture social justice warriors. Activists demand that his name be removed from an Orange County, California, airport. What did Wayne say 49 years ago? He said: “I believe in white supremacy until the Blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” He added, “I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago, these people were slaves.” Wayne’s son Ethan does not defend his father’s words, but asks for perspective: “There’s no excuse for the words he said. It was 1971; we used different words back then. It was a different time.” Does this new standard apply, for example, to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? King wrote an advice column carried by the popular Black monthly magazine, Ebony. A closeted gay teenager wrote him: Question: “My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?” Answer: “Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognise the problem and have a desire to solve it.” For this advice, which today would be called offensive and homophobic, should we cancel King? Recall the furor when President Donald Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and some African countries as “s—-hole countries.” President John Kennedy, according to former New York Times investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, made a similar remark. In “The Dark Side of Camelot,” Hersh described an angry Kennedy reacting to a request from a man who had not supported his election yet nevertheless wanted a high-profile diplomatic assignment in the Kennedy administration. The president exploded, “I’m going to f—- him,” adding, “I’m going to send him to one of those boogie republics in Central Africa.” Boogie republics? What about Kennedy’s treatment of Sammy Davis Jr.? The popular entertainer campaigned tirelessly for JFK in 1960, even agreeing to postpone his wedding to a white actress to avoid alienating potential Kennedy voters. Burt Boyar, Davis’ biographer, said that when Davis got married following Kennedy’s election, Kennedy rewarded him by disinviting Davis from attending, let alone performing at, the inaugural. Downtown Atlanta prominently displays a statue of Andrew Young, the former Atlanta mayor and the first Black ambassador to the United Nations. A friend and colleague of MLK, Young was with King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where King was assassinated. Young later became a spokesperson for a Walmart advocacy group. In a 2006 interview with a Black newspaper, Young addressed the complaint that Walmart displaces mom and pop stores, many of which are owned by Arabs: “Well, I think they should; they ran the mom and pop stores out of my neighborhood. But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us — selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables. And they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they’ve ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it’s Arabs. Very few Black people own these stores.” Young later apologized, but Walmart dropped him as a spokesperson. Should his statue be torn down? Harry Truman often referred to Jews as “k—-s” and New York City as “k—-town.” In a 1911 letter to his future wife, the future president wrote: “Uncle Will says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a n——- from mud, then he threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and America.” But, as president, Truman supported the creation of the modern state of Israel, and his support was crucial. Robert Kennedy, as attorney general, authorized wiretaps on Martin Luther King Jr., a request made by the notorious FBI head, J. Edgar Hoover. How far does this cancel culture purge go, and who’s next?
  5. "His pretend life sounds pretty interesting" https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-berated-claiming-taught-political-theory-university-pennsylvania-pretend-life Biden said, "Democracy is at stake, folks. Our democracy is under attack. And we gotta fight for it. I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. And I used to teach political theory. And folks, you always hear every generation has to fight for democracy. And I found myself – it's automatic, we didn't have to believe it – but we do. We do."
  6. Bidenomics......Anyone else thinking Biden could potentially go down in history behind Carter on the economy? https://www.wsj.com/articles/census-data-income-inflation-joe-biden-economy-social-welfare-spending-3897dbed?mod=hp_opin_pos_3#cxrecs_s You almost have to admire the brass of the Biden White House. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that Americans are poorer under Bidenomics, and the President quickly changed the subject to blame Republicans for rising child poverty on his watch. As usual, too many in the press corps bought the spin. Mr. Biden is trying to avoid the real story, which is that the Census Bureau says median household income adjusted for inflation fell last year by $1,750 to $74,580. It is down $3,670 from 2019. Households in the fourth income quintile—those making $94,000 to $153,000—lost $4,600 in 2022 and $6,700 since 2019. Middle-class Americans who think they’re losing ground are right. The reason is that inflation has outpaced the earnings growth from work. Real median earnings for full-time workers last year fell $3,620 for men and $2,880 for women despite a tight labor market that had companies paying more to attract and keep workers. The female-to-male earnings gap declined to 16% from 18% in 2019, but mainly because inflation has eroded men’s wages more than women’s. Wages in industries with more female workers such as healthcare and hospitality rose faster than those with more male workers such as manufacturing. But neither men nor women kept pace with the cost of living. By most statistical measures, income inequality also declined last year. Even when excluding capital gains, higher earners saw a bigger drop in real incomes than Americans at the lower end. One reason is the latter group includes many seniors whose Social Security checks are adjusted for inflation. Real incomes at every decile were lower and income inequality was greater than in 2019. Americans in the bottom 10% of earners were 6.3% poorer last year than in 2019 while those in the top 5% saw their incomes decline 4.1%. Inflation invariably punishes lower-income Americans more than the affluent. These numbers don’t take into account most transfer payments that Congress enacted or expanded as part of its $6 trillion in Covid relief. These include $3,200 a year in stimulus payments per adult and $2,500 per child; a $3,600 per child tax credit whether or not you paid any taxes; larger health insurance, earned income and child-care tax credits; and more generous food stamps. These provided temporary income boosts in 2020 and 2021, but at the cost of fueling the historic inflation surge that gutted real incomes. Thus after-tax median real income last year fell $6,220 as some, but not all, Covid transfer payments lapsed. Americans with college degrees last year saw the biggest after-tax real income decline ($9,860), perhaps because they benefited most from the expanded tax credits. Democrats passed their $1.9 trillion Covid bill in March 2021 with the goal of hooking the middle class on bigger government. But the big political surprise is that Americans weren’t thrilled with the handouts. A Hill-HarrisX poll in July 2021 found that 60% of voters, including nearly half of Democrats, thought the child tax credit expansion was too expensive and no longer needed. Yet there Mr. Biden was on Tuesday lashing Republicans in Congress for not extending the expanded the child tax credit. “We cut child poverty by nearly half to record lows for all children in this nation largely by expanding the Child Tax Credit,” he declared. “The rise reported today in child poverty is no accident—it is the result of a deliberate policy choice congressional Republicans made to block help for families with children while advancing massive tax cuts for the wealthiest and largest corporations.” The child poverty rate did jump to 12.4% from 5.2% in 2021, but that is roughly the same as before the pandemic. The expiration of the expanded child credit accounted for about a quarter of the increase in the child poverty rate, though its impact was offset by an increase last year in food stamps, free school lunches and housing subsidies. Most of the increase in child poverty owed to the end of stimulus payments, inflation and higher taxes. Mr. Biden has apparently forgotten that Republicans didn’t control either branch of Congress in 2021 or 2022. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin blocked an extension of the expanded child tax credit because it was estimated to cost $1.2 trillion over a decade. And which tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations is he talking about? Maybe he’s confused and is referring to the Inflation Reduction Act’s green-energy corporate welfare and subsidies for electric vehicles and solar panels that largely benefit the affluent. The annual census data tell the real story of Bidenomics: A gusher of unprecedented and unnecessary social-welfare spending helped to produce the highest inflation in 40 years that has made Americans poorer. The last thing Congress should do is heed Mr. Biden’s demand to do it all again.
  7. Yeah - DJT was indicted because of a questionable (at best) statement during a phone call.......Yet even with a video where Joe says "S.O.B." in a very overt quid-pro-quo bragging moment the MSM says there's no evidence.......Almost like they got their marching orders directly from the White House...... Oh - wait.....https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4201590-read-biden-administration-memos-media-impeachment/ https://nypost.com/2023/09/13/medias-covert-protection-of-scandal-plagued-bidens-comes-to-light-while-still-protecting-president-and-hunter/ Forget the bank records, shell companies, SEC complaints, sworn testimony, IRS whistleblower statements, FBI informant files, emails, texts, WhatsApp messages, photos, speakerphone calls, voicemails, White House visitor logs, Air Force 2 travel logs, Joe’s pseudonym email addresses and a parade of Hunter’s shady foreign benefactors lining up for handshakes with Joe in Beijing, breakfasts at the VP’s residence and dinners at Café Milano, not to mention millions of dollars in filthy foreign lucre for no discernible product or service other than access to Joe.
  8. I have long monitored the RV industry for economic trends. I’ll be honest it was somewhat confusing over the last three years. Since the pandemic started the industry has been "balls to the walls" building, consolidating, restructuring to the point of the highest shipping year ever in 2022. SF's opinion was that in 2021, there was nothing else for people to do with the shut-downs in place. People weren't spending their disposable income on airfare, hotels, restaurants, etc. but they still wanted the ability to travel. It didn't hurt that Holcomb designated the RV industry as "essential" either. I haven’t watched cable news since April of 20, but I did catch most of Biden’s speech in Vietnam…..wow. I was hoping his handlers would shut it down before they did. I think when you look at McConnell, Biden, Fetterman, Feinstein, it’s pretty sickening to me that their handlers are so obsessed with power and greed they would allow their loved ones to be subjected to all this. I don’t know about you… but I’m going to bed…. SF is truly surprised that Biden is still around. I predicted originally that he was a placeholder since the previous Democrat President (Obama) didn't even endorse him due to the obvious corruption the former VP had as baggage and expected him to be gone shortly after the 2 year mark. Now it's just sad. The likes of having the President as geriatric as he is is appalling and he is truly getting worse. The fact that they cut him off mid-sentence was very telling to me - He was really ready for bed. I would (kinda - given the current congressional roster age) be in favor of an upper age limitation. SF isn't ready to make a solid prediction but I am leaning heavily towards Biden getting replaced before the end of the year if the Democrats really want a viable candidate for 2024.
  9. The President pretty much stated in the first year of his term his plan was to slow the economy down. Mission accomplished. (6 - 8 months ago) A reliable historic bellweather to the economy is the RV industry. Historically - What happens in the RV industry leads the greater economy by about 9 months to a year. The RV industry began it's retreat in May of 2022. Today it is shipping less than 1/2 of 2022 product with deep layoffs that hit last year and deeper ones this year. Companies still producing are running 1 week on and 2 weeks off with limited staff. Elkhart County unemployment is over 5% leaning on 6%. Get ready - SF believes this is where the rest of the economy is heading.
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