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Cairo sentences 25 to 15 years in prison, acquits 12 in Rabaa dispersal case
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Baby formula boss warns crisis will last ALL YEAR as Biden claims it will be eased in weeks and only a 'mind reader' could see it coming - despite shortages beginning last July
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Murray Kessler, the CEO of Irish-American firm Perrigo, said he expects shortages and heightened demand to last for the 'balance of the year'

  • Perrigo produces around 8pc of the U.S. baby formula, and he said their factories in Ohio and Vermont were working at 115pc capacity to meet demand

  • The shortage is a combination of pandemic supply chain problems, a monopoly of producers, and the February shutdown of a major manufacturer

  • On Friday a visibly-irritated Joe Biden said that to have done more to prevent the crisis you would have needed to have been a mind reader

  • Critics pointed out there has been a 10pc nationwide shortage since August; the Wall Street Journal raised the alarm in January; and the NEC in February
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2022 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Baby formula shortage is due to the increased number of men having babies.
~ Jesse Waters
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2022 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  So tell me, when did the Bidet start shipping baby formula to the border?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/14/2022 8:55 Comments || Top||

#3  I didn't know you could make C4 with baby formula, ammonia and styrofoam...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 9:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like family night at the Buttgigs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2022 10:39 Comments || Top||

#5  The buck stops at Joe's desk whether he is sitting there or taking a nap. If it happens on his watch then he is responsible.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2022 11:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Biden, to be fair, isn't even responsible for his own underpants.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2022 13:31 Comments || Top||

#7  If they are pro abortion they probably didn’t consider feeding those that slipped through their hands a priority
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/14/2022 17:02 Comments || Top||


Economy
Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell warns Americans they must expect 'SOME PAIN' amid fears of job losses as the US central bank tries to bring down crippling inflation
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Fed chair Jay Powell issued warning to Americans struggling with inflation

  • The medicine will bring 'some pain,' he said in an interview on Thursday

  • Powell is trying to bring down inflation without triggering a recession

  • That could mean job losses and pay freezes for workers

  • He spoke after being confirmed for a second term as head of the central bank

  • The Fed is now in the process of raising interest rates to slow borrowing and spending enough to cool off inflation

  • Powell's support in Congress demonstrates that Republicans largely blame Biden's spending rather than the Fed's ultra-low interest rates and purchasing of trillions of dollars in securities
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is for you Jay.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2022 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  How about a wind-fall tax on all senior federal government bureaucrats' income* with additional penalty for any remuneration gained from businesses, organizations, and fronts that they're suppose to work with, to ease the pain of the little people?

* above the level of the average taxpayer.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2022 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Term limit all elective and appointed gummint officials.

Cap all spending at a < 100% amount of last year's tax revenues.

All legislation is required to be sunsetted on a schedule out of sync with congressional elections.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  This asshole is incompetent. He failed to raise rates last year when everyone knew inflation was getting out of control. Then he lied about inflation. Why on earth was this mendacious blockhead reconfirmed? Have we really run out of competent economists in this country?
Posted by: Angeaque Jineper7318 || 05/14/2022 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump was the best president since Reagan, and his competence was lacking in many areas. I don't think any prexident in my lifetime willingly had more backstabbers working for him.

The founders designed a great system for honest, competent men who didn't intend to make politics their lives. It was not designed to work with what we have had since maybe Lincoln, and he dealt with a lot of backstabbers too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  And you know what? America's problems are Americans' problems. I'm more comfortable with Herb's "we" WRT US actions around the world than I am with some troll jackleg trying to insinuate he's (it's) "one of us."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Government investigates government's failure, finds its your fault, suggests more government.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2022 10:54 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Taxpayers Pony Up To Give All House Staff Peloton Memberships
[Free Beacon] The House of Representatives is set to announce it will provide taxpayer-funded monthly Peloton memberships to all of its staff, Fox Business reported on Friday. The contract comes just over one year after the fitness company set up a lobbying shop in Washington.

Memberships to the exercise service, which offers workout classes, will be available to House staff in Washington, D.C., and in district offices, as well as to Capitol police officers, Fox Business reported. The number of people eligible for the fully taxpayer-funded memberships totals roughly 12,300.

Members of Congress already have access to the congressional gym, which reportedly has cardio and weight machines, a steam room, and a swimming pool.

Under the contract with Peloton, which takes effect May 18, the government will pay the company $10,000 up front and $10 per month for each staffer who chooses to enroll, according to Fox Business. With high participation among House staffers, the monthly cost of the contract for taxpayers could exceed $100,000 per month.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2022 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Follow the money..somebody(s) have a stake in Peloton
Posted by: Warthog || 05/14/2022 10:12 Comments || Top||

#2  somebody(s) have a stake

See: All dems involved in the DoE.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 10:13 Comments || Top||


#4  Raj can weigh in. Subscriptions annoy me because they want to ding my bank account or credit card in advance. It's all about booking revenue they don't have yet. Last office manager position I was in, I busted a nut and spend legal fees to break a Pitney Bowes contract for an office that closed. When the contract was renewed, they somehow changed the paperwork from what was actually signed to a 5-year subscription, which of course they wanted paid even though the office closed. We broke them, but it cost money to do it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 10:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Who's district needs the bailout?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2022 12:48 Comments || Top||

#6  I did my first ride this morning; just under 13 miles in just under an hour. Like most first rides of the season, it sucked getting on track most of the ride (handling, shifting, pedal cadence, dealing with that lovely Boston traffic, etc.).

All that said, the only time I ever rode a stationary bike indoors is when I trashed my knee seventeen years ago, and even then I only did it twice. I don't care if you have some jagoff personal trainer type yelling at you on a fucking screen half the time - it has to be the most deathly boring form of exercise known to man. I laugh at these assholes and hope they file for Chapter 11 any day now.

Some chick last year was doing 'spin class' (fancy name for fat yoga broads taking a day off from sticking their bellies at the sky) and told me 'Raj - I did 17 simulated miles on my bike today'. I told her 'nice job' but I'm really like (pat her on head) 'That's nice, cookie. I do that shit in my sleep, and every year for nearly the past half century. Speaking of centuries - ever ride any (100 REAL miles)? How good are you at navigating Boston traffic & highway interchanges? Ever get flats on both tires doing 30 MPH? Ever look up and see a 2" branch with 30 feet to go at 30 MPH before you hit it and do the Steve Austin road wipeout (hint - I did not - hard swing left and I missed all of the branch except for barely nicking the end)? Save it for someone who gives a rat's ass, 'cause that someone ain't me.'
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2022 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  ...and no - I didn't wipe out on the double flat mentioned above. You thought otherwise? You thought wrong.
Posted by: Raj || 05/14/2022 14:22 Comments || Top||

#8  My wife wanted us to exersise together but I couldn't find an exersise bike with a sidecar.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/14/2022 16:33 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
White House Tells Such a Despicable Blatant Lie Even CNN and WaPo Bust Them
[RedState] How deep are the White House lies? We see Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Sleazy Dem mschine politician, paterfamilias of the Biden Crime Family...
making up lies virtually every day.

But perhaps some of the most offensive lies that he and his administration tell are the ones that defy reality right in front of our faces. Such as when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
...a valley girl who woke up one morning and found she was spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State under Obama...
told us that Kámala Harris
Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California former 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, and Joe Biden's wing nut...
was socially distancing from people during Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ceremony (despite the pictures showing Harris hugging her), that there was no internal ceremony (despite pictures showing there was one), and that Harris wore a mask while inside despite White House posting a video that showed she wasn’t). They simply didn’t care about telling such blatant lies because they are largely not held accountable for it.

I thought the Ketanji Brown Jackson lies were bad, defying what we could see right in front of our faces. But the vaccine lie that the White House told just may beat those for audacity.

This has been up since 4:45 p.m on Thursday and it hasn’t been deleted yet despite a severe ratio.

"When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available," the account tweeted. "In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded."

The second part is no achievement since it’s people returning to work as the pandemic lockdowns eased, not because of anything Biden has done. But the first part — "there was no vaccine available" — just beggars all the facts.

It was because of the unique effort employed by President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
, making a private-public partnership, that they got vaccines done in record time and available by December 2020.

They were averaging over one million a day and had 20 million vaccinated by the time Joe Biden came in. That was an amazing thing to achieve within a little over a month and not having done anything like that on such a massive scale before.

Heck, Biden even got his first shot in December and his second shot before he came in.

Of course, given it’s Joe, maybe he doesn’t remember. But the White House account even tweeted about it themselves. So they get busted by their tweet.

Courtesy of Skidmark:
White House says it 'misstated' that vaccines were unavailable when President Biden took office
[FoxNews] The White House said it 'misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021'.

'I just can't explain it!' Fauci smirks and LAUGHS when asked on CNN why White House put out tweet falsely claiming COVID vaccines only became available when Joe Biden took office
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:


'I was wrong': Senator Lindsey Graham says Biden has been 'a disaster as president'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] "Those words were the second-worst thing that I had in my mouth that day"
    The South Carolina senator was recorded on January 6, 2021, discussing his hopes that incoming president Joe Biden would calm the tensions

  • Lindsey Graham, 66, said that he felt Biden, 79, was 'maybe the best person to have' in the aftermath of the insurrection, adding: 'How mad can you get at Joe Biden?'

  • On Thursday Graham was asked about his remarks, and said he had been wrong

  • The senator said he had wanted Biden to be a success, but had been left deeply disappointed with his performance

  • Graham said Biden had made the U.S. 'less safe' by emboldening bad actors, and had made a mess of the U.S.-Mexico border, with Taiwan also in danger
Posted by: Fred || 05/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  McCains water boy is one of those Beltway swamp creatures that have infested the GOP for far too long. Little Lindsey has made it a habit being wrong by trusting the old country club way of operating in the Senate. Time for him to retire, and make way for someone more like Sen Scott.
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 05/14/2022 5:45 Comments || Top||

#2 
The SC-RINO has been wrong a lot...
but it good to hear he even has a point where he must admit it.

Hope the RINO retires soon.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2022 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Waters put it on him, but good. He was peddling very hard to get out of his twisted lines.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2022 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  You are wrong an awful lot, bucko. Maybe you should retire.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/14/2022 9:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Lindsey acting the as the typical Lindsey Graham.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/14/2022 10:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Then release the papers.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2022 10:25 Comments || Top||

#7  There are some mistakes that cannot be excused. Too fundamental.
Posted by: Angstrom || 05/14/2022 11:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Lindsey tried hard to be reasonable while Trump was in office but now, with Trump out of the way, he feels free to revert to his old ways.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2022 11:49 Comments || Top||

#9  On behalf of SC voters, I apologize.

He had no recognizable primary opposition; and in the November elections, his opponent was the guy who is now chair of the DNC. Talk about the lesser of two evils.
Posted by: Tom || 05/14/2022 16:48 Comments || Top||


Biden to push cities to hire more cops and to use $10 billion from his American Rescue Plan to fight crime as violence surges across US
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • President Joe Biden will push cities to hire more cops and fund crime prevention programs amid a surge in violence across the U.S.He also will brag about the $10 billion from the American Rescue Plan being used to prop up communities when he meets with mayors and police chiefs

  • The timing of Biden's remarks is tied to the summer season, when there has historically been more violent crime compared to winter months

  • Crime also expected to be major issue in November's midterm election

  • Voters give Biden low marks on his handling of crime

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1 
I guess we could use this as an example of Political Bi-polar thinking.

DEFUND The Police
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/14/2022 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  More money is always the Washington answer. Nothing at all to do with the liberal, communist judges and prosecutors they'd installed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/14/2022 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  ^

As long as you have prosecutors going after police for talking meanly to perps and not the sociopaths among us, no amount of money will entice them to stick their necks out.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/14/2022 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  If money solved all problems, we'd have borrowed ourselves up past Heaven by now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/14/2022 8:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Cheaper than new bridges.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/14/2022 10:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Don't worry, folks.

Money will be diverted to new bike paths, pavilions and sensitivity training.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/14/2022 10:53 Comments || Top||

#7  If he really wanted law and order he could start at Alito's house, then move on the Kavanaugh and then arrest Fauxi for treason.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/14/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Was the original funding legally tied to Covid? How does he just re-purpose for Mid-term election mitigation?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/14/2022 12:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Cousin Vinny's paper products is infrastructure.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/14/2022 12:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Spring, summer youth will play and wreck havoc as long as they wish. The cat is out of the bag.
Posted by: Dale || 05/14/2022 14:40 Comments || Top||

#11  Fund sheriff departments not police departments. Sheriffs are elected and responsible to the public. Police chiefs are appointed and loyal to their political masters
Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 05/14/2022 17:01 Comments || Top||



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