Episode 876 – Joe Learns a Lesson That is Going to Cost Us!

Joe Biden learns a basic lesson about the Strategic Oil Reserve and that means our gas prices have no option but to go up.

Utah is getting sued by the DOJ because crazy criminals have rights.

And I have another example of how peaceful the peaceful trans-cult is.

I Wonder Why He’s Doing That?

According to the Post Millennial:

The Biden administration has canceled a plan delivered in March to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

The Department of Energy’s Office of Petroleum Reserves announced on March 14 its solicitation for three million barrels of oil to be delivered in August and September to the Bayou Choctaw site in Louisiana. This site is one of four major SPR storage facilities in the country, according to Fox Business.

The DOE said that it would pull back from its recent solicitation for oil, coming amid increasing prices.

The SPR currently contains 363 million barrels of oil. This is a 43 percent decrease from January 2021 when Biden took office. Biden began tapping the reserves in late 2021 to combat skyrocketing fuel prices.

“Keeping the taxpayer’s interest at the forefront, we will not award for the Bayou Choctaw SPR site in August and September, and will continue to solicit available capacity as market conditions allow,” a DOE spokesperson said.

“As always, we monitor market dynamics to remain nimble and innovative in our successful replenishment approach to protect this critical national security asset.”

When the plans to refill Bayou Choctaw were announced, the DOE said it aimed to purchase oil at $79 per barrel or lower. Oil prices have increased to $85.71 as of Wednesday.

This is the problem with using the oil reserve as a way to control gas prices.

Karin Jean Pierre was asked about this. She gives the standard answer.

The Department of Energy is under the president and the president tells them what to do like they did when the oil was pulled from the oil reserve. This is a dodge of the question because the president has no plan to refill the reserve.

https://thepostmillennial.com/new-biden-admin-cancels-plan-to-refill-strategic-petroleum-reserve-after-depleting-reserves-by-43
https://www.dailywire.com/news/karine-jean-pierre-scrambles-when-asked-why-biden-isnt-moving-ahead-with-plan-to-refill-oil-reserves

What Does This Tell You?

According to the Post Millennial:

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Utah Department of Corrections after a biological male inmate who identifies as a woman performed a self-castration in protest over the delay in “gender-affirming” care.

The unidentified prisoner was allegedly found to be suffering from gender dysphoria by prison doctors, though a formal diagnosis was not given until nine months later. Six months later, cross-sex hormones were prescribed. The complaint also alleges that the prison failed to accommodate the inmate’s requests for “reasonable modifications” to some of its sex-based policies.

These “reasonable modifications” included: transfer to the women’s cell block, requests to purchase female undergarments, clothes, and makeup, and requests to be pat searched by only female officers. These were all denied.

According to the DOJ, “because UDOC failed to provide her equal access to health care services and reasonable modifications for her gender dysphoria to enable her to live consistently with her gender identity (female), Complainant’s distress over the incongruence between her gender identity and assigned sex worsened, leading her to perform self-surgery to remove her own testicles in May 2023.”

The DOJ argued that UDOC “discriminated against” the inmate “on the basis of her disability,” referring to the gender dysphoria.

“By not allowing me this opportunity to live my life as a woman, who I believe I am and have lived life for many years,” the inmate wrote in an Americans with Disabilities Act request, “the prison is causing me such mental stress in the form of anxiety, depression…”

https://thepostmillennial.com/doj-sues-utah-prisons-after-trans-inmate-castrates-self-in-protest-over-delays-for-gender-affirming-care

More Peaceful Trans People

According to the Post Millennial:

A 47-year-old trans-idenfied biological male has pleaded guilty to one count of interstate communication with a threat to injure after repeatedly threatening to carry out a school shooting and abuse children.

Alexia Willie, born Jason Lee Willie, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Perry County, Illinois last year after expressing a desire to commit violence and declaring that “transgenders” were “at war” with those who speak out against the push to normalize far-left gender ideology.

According to Reduxx, in August the FBI intercepted a livestream on the social media platform MeetMe in which Willie warned that an incident similar to the Conevant School massacre in Nashville, Tennessee was in the works. The agency determined that Willie had been making threats for around five months before being apprehended.

“A person in Tennessee walked into one of your schools and shot up a bunch of your Christian daughters,” Willie told viewers, per court documents obtained by Reduxx in which Willie was referred to by “she/her” pronouns. “That’s not the last of them if you don’t shut your f*cking mouth. Shut the f*ck up out here, you understand me?”

“There’s a lot of transgenders out here that are tired of being picked on and we’re going to go into the schools and we’re going to kill their f*cking children out here, and that’s the end of it,” Willie added. “We’re at war.”

Willie also claimed to be “openly a pedophile,” and threatened to sexually abuse children.

“We’re f*cking your children and killing them,” Willie told a user who spoke up against the comments made earlier in the stream. “We’re f*cking them and hurting them and killing them and you f*ggots can’t do nothing about us.”

Willie threatened to “bomb the churches” and called black Christians “trash.”

As Reduxx reports, Willie was released less than 48 hours after being arrested on $0 bond, namely because the threats did not target individual people or schools.

https://thepostmillennial.com/trans-woman-pleads-guilty-after-threatening-to-kill-rape-school-children-in-illinois

Huh?

According to Pink News:

Anti-trans sentiment continues to bombard the UK, US and further afield. Some of the loudest voices would have others believe that trans people are new and unnatural, that they all regret transitioning, and are destroying the pillars of society.

They claim the existence of trans people “ignores basic biology”. Some of the same people who try to deny trans rights based on “the science” also deny the fact that humans drive global climate change and spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. They aren’t dealing in facts, and their anti-trans rhetoric is rooted in harmful beliefs.

We’d be here all day if we had to debunk absolutely every myth and outright lie about trans people and gender-affirming healthcare, but the research is out there. It’s being shared in courts, in political debates and in articles written by those who would uphold trans rights. 

Here, PinkNews roots out the truth behind three of the most common anti-trans claims.

The myth: Being trans is a social phenomenon sweeping through younger generations 

The widely discredited “trans social contagion theory” can be traced to a 2018 paper published by Lisa Littman, a former professor at Brown University who now serves as an adviser to gender-critical group Genspect.

Littman coined the term “rapid onset gender dysphoria”, which some anti-trans proponents have used to suggest trans adolescents, particularly trans boys, aren’t trans but are simply lesbians or girls with mental health issues, who declare themselves to be trans after exposure to so-called external influence.

However, a study published in the journal Pediatrics in 2022 found that the “social contagion” isn’t supported by real-world data.

By analysing data from two CDC surveys conducted in 2017 and 2019, it found a small drop in the number of young people identifying as trans. It also found that the proportion of young people assigned female at birth who have come out as trans fell slightly.

“The sex assigned at birth ratio of TGD adolescents in the United States does not appear to favour AFAB adolescents and should not be used to argue against the provision of gender-affirming medical care for TGD adolescents,” the study concluded.

What has increased in recent decades is trans visibility. It’s a sign that society is becoming more accepting as rising number of trans people feel they can live openly and receive support, including gender-affirming care. 

But as LGBTQ+ people have seen time and time again, increased visibility often leads to increased attacks by those who don’t understand the community and wish to shove us back into the shadows.

The “social contagion” theory feeds into harmful claims that view stigmatised groups as being contaminated and capable of corrupting or grooming young people. It reeks of rhetoric used throughout history to attack many different marginalised groups including members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour and those with disabilities.

Trans people aren’t new. History shows trans people have existed in different cultures across the breadth of human existence

Not much science here. Notice, they don’t talk much about the study.

  • The study sites that trans identification went down from 2.4% to 1.9% from 2017 to 2019.
  • It doesn’t say anything that the percentage was less than .02% in 2000 and has been steadily going up since 2010.
  • It doesn’t mention that since the pandemic and the rise of TikTok (both occurred at the same time) it has gone up to 1 in 5 kids (that’s 20%) that identify as trans or non-binary.
  • The study was self reported through a survey. No one met the kids.
  • There was no discussion of geography. The study also doesn’t explain why more trans people are in blue cities and states than red cities and states. The trans population in South Dakota in 0%.

So this isn’t a scientific study. What’s next?

The myth: trans people regret transitioning

Detransitioning means stopping or reversing transition, which can include social or medical transition, or both. There are people who detransition, and there are a variety of reasons that can be behind such decisions, including transphobia, family pressure and non-affirming environments.

Notice that the option of trans doesn’t exist and gender affirming care harmed people are options.

Gender-critical voices often use stories of detransition to suggest young people shouldn’t be affirmed in their transition, or be allowed to access gender-affirming care.

But recent guidelines by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) says several studies show that there are “low rates of patient regret and high rates of patient satisfaction” with gender-affirming treatments and surgeries for trans people.

WPATH is an LGBTQ+ advocacy group. It is not a medical organization. The history of WPATH is horrific involving child abuse and a lot of their studies are based on the sexual habits of sex offenders. They are aligned with Alfred Kinsey and John Money.

If you went to one of their doctors for a sore throat, they would say you are trans.

Separately, a 2019 survey of 3,398 attendees of a gender-identity clinic in the UK found that just 16 – about 0.47 per cent – experienced transition-related regret. Of these, even fewer went on to detransition. 

Additionally, a North American study found that 94 per cent of children who came out as trans continue to identify as trans five years later. Approximately 1.3 per cent of young people transitioned to another identity before returning to their trans identity while 2.5 per cent later identified as cisgender and 3.5 per cent as non-binary.

A survey is not science. It is self-reporting data. Data, by the way, that can be manipulated to show what you want to be seen.

This survey also studied people who transitioned months prior. It not a long term study. I don’t care what someone thinks three months after trans-ing. What do they think 10 years after they transition? Well, we just started doing this, so we don’t have the data.

What they don’t talk about:

  • Why the suicide rate is 40% amongst trans people.
  • Why 80% of people with gender dysphoria get over it and end up just gay (DSM-5).
  • It doesn’t discuss the thousands of de-transitioners like Oli London and Chloe Cole.
  • It doesn’t discuss the confusion and depression of trans people like that of Jazz Jennings who looks like he’ll either de-transition or commit suicide.

The myth: Trans people, particularly trans women, participating in sports hurts cis women

This is just stupid. Phallon Fox broke a woman’s skull during an MMA fight. A boy injured three girls during a girls basketball game, forcing the team to forfeit. Lia Thomas was ranked 200 in men’s swimming and was ranked number one in women’s college swimming. All the women’s power lifting records are now owned by a man.

https://www.thepinknews.com/2024/03/30/trans-myths-debunked-science/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/culture-mind-and-brain/201811/why-is-transgender-identity-the-rise-among-teens
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/detransition-transgender-nonbinary-gender-affirming-care/672745/
https://www.wired.com/story/the-glorious-victories-of-trans-athletes-are-shaking-up-sports/

spacer

Episode 875 – Thank Goodness! Pop Music Has Been Saved!

Lizzo makes another huge announcement. Now that that is finished, maybe she can sink back into obscurity again.

The “stealing of property” is not just limited to our wallets and cars.

And Japanese have a study out that has every man on edge.

Oh, Thank God!

You might all be relieved to find out That Lizzo, the gravitationally challenged pop singer, has decided to walk back her early retirement. She released a statement yesterday on Instagram:

“When I say ‘I quit,’ I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention.

“What I’m not going to quit is the joy of my life, which is making music and connecting to people. And I know I’m not alone. In no way shape or form am I the only person experiencing that negative voice that’s louder than the positive.

“If I can just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people, negative comments win then I’ve done even more than could’ve hoped for. I’m going to keep moving forward and keep being me.”

Nope, that’s not what she said. She said she got tired of being called fat and being accused of harassment and she quit. But, like I said, money is money and those entourages that will tell Lizzo how great he is cost a lot of money.

So, rest easy people. It will all be OK.

This Is Getting Ridiculous

According to the New York Post:

A pair of alleged squatters accused of unlawfully moving into a Queens duplex are suing its rightful owners after refusing to vacate the $930,000 home.

It’s the latest logic-defying chapter in the ongoing squatter saga in the borough, which in recent weeks has seen multiple homes occupied by unwelcome invaders who claim rights to the properties under New York City’s permissive laws.

“It’s absolutely absurd,” said the owner of the latest targeted home, Juliya Fulman — who so far has racked up more than $4,000 in legal bills fighting the suit — to The Post on Sunday.

“These people literally broke into my house. It’s not fair to us as homeowners that we are not protected by the city,” said the Jamaica property owner.

Within the five boroughs, squatters need only occupy a property for 30 days before a wide range of legal protections kick in that make it difficult for the owner to evict them.

But that isn’t the only asinine squatter story. In this story, developers are now squatting to claim land. According to Fox News:

A Hawaii property owner is getting sued after finding out a half-million dollar house was accidentally built on her land. 

The legal quagmire has attracted squatters to the house, according to a neighbor who spoke to local news.

“You already make a mistake, and then you build on my land without my permission. And then now you’re suing me for it,” Reynolds told the New York Post. “I was so mad. I was so mad that day … that’s a really big mistake to make.”

In 2018, Annaleine Reynolds, known as Anne, purchased a vacant, one-acre lot in Hawaiian Paradise Park on the Big Island for around $22,500 at a county tax auction, according to court documents. Reynolds, who lives in California and works as a relationship coach, planned to eventually move and host meditative healing women’s retreats on the lot, but was shocked to find out from a real estate broker last year that a $500,000 three-bedroom house was built and sold on her property by accident, Hawaii News Now reported.

Keaau Development Partnership, LLC hired PJ’s Construction to build around a dozen homes on properties the developer bought in a subdivision of the Big Island’s Puna district, the Associated Press reported. The developer is now suing Reynolds and PJ’s Construction, among others involved in the home’s development. 

“It would set a dangerous precedent, if you could go on to someone else’s land, build anything you want, and then sue that individual for the value of it,” said James DiPasquale, an attorney for Reynolds. 

Reynolds rejected an offer from the developer for a neighboring property to resolve the dispute. She told Hawaii News Now she bought the lot for its “sacredness.” 

This type of story is very common in communist Leftist cities where property rights are demonized. This is opening the the industry of “squatter vigilantes.

In Florida, Ron DeSatis, they Republican governor that is way too effective has signed an anti-squatter law. Now, squatters who do not belong are immediately arrested. It makes you wonder why all states aren’t passing these laws.

I’m thinking if someone is illegally in your house, you should be able to shoot them. But that’s just me.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/squatters-occupy-500k-home-mistakenly-built-wrong-lot-developer-suing-lands-true-owner
https://nypost.com/2024/03/31/us-news/nyc-couple-sued-by-squatters-who-allegedly-took-over-their-930k-investment-home/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost

I’m Interested in This Study

According to the New York Post:

She’s sizing up some seriously big myths.

A surgeon specializing in sexual health says you cannot tell the size of a man’s penis simply by looking at his hands and feet.

Dr. Rena Malik made the declaration on the Diary of a CEO podcast on Monday, squashing the stereotype that blokes with bigger shoes are better endowed.

However, the surgeon — who practices in both Beverly Hills and Irvine, Calif. — said there is one body part that could accurately indicate the size of a man’s member.

“There’s one study — it’s a Japanese study where they looked at only Japanese men so there are some limitations — but they measured all these body parts and penile length and they found was that nose length was correlated with penile length, not hand length or foot,” Malik declared.

https://nypost.com/2024/04/02/lifestyle/surgeon-reveals-the-one-body-part-that-indicates-penis-size-and-its-not-hands-or-feet/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost

We Didn’t Need a Study for This

According to the Post Millennial:

A new study looking at the patterns of lyrics and music over the last 50 years have concluded that songs have gotten more simple and repetitive over time. Emotions in the songs have also become more negative and angry.  

The study, published in Scientific Reports found the English-language songs have become simpler and repetitive over the last five decades in the categories of rap, country, pop, R&B, and rock songs.  

Lead author of the study Eva Zangerle and others wrote in the paper’s conclusion, “We find that lyrics have become simpler over time regarding multiple aspects of lyrics: vocabulary richness, readability, complexity, and the number of repeated lines.” 

“Our results also confirm previous research that found that lyrics have become more negative on the one hand, and more personal on the other,” it added.  

Additionally, the authors stated, “Our analysis shows that lyrics have become angrier across all genres, with rap showing the most profound increase in anger.” Country music had the lowest increase in anger and negative emotion across time.  

The authors stated that the information gathered on the pattern in lyrics of songs could be “used to further study and monitor cultural artifacts and shifts in society.”  

Further, it added that these insights could signal “changing sentiment in societies and shifts in the use of emotionally loaded words and the sentiment expressed in the lyrics consumed by the different audiences (age, gender, country/state/region, educational background, economical status, etc.).” 

Alongside this discovery, US reading scores have dropped to the lowest levels in decades among students. Fewer and fewer people read books in comparison to the late 1900s. Both are an indicator similar to the declining complexity of song lyrics in that reading and complex literary understanding seems to be on the decline.  

The authors speculated in the study that the simplicity could be a result of more and more Americans simply music as background noise. 

https://thepostmillennial.com/pop-music-keeps-getting-worse-over-last-50-years-study?utm_campaign=64466

Pure Incompetence

According to the Free Beacon:

California’s $20 minimum wage for fast food workers became law Monday and quickly caused chaos, with pizza chains preparing to cut hundreds of employees, ice cream and pretzel shop franchisees struggling to learn if the law applies to them, and industry leaders eyeing price hikes in the state.

California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) last week signed more carve-outs for the law, which already exempted bakeries and chains inside grocery stores, adding increased confusion over which franchisees must comply with the mandate.

The chaos over the law could deal a political blow to Newsom, who became the face of negotiating the $20 fast food wage as a “compromise” between unions and business interests. Newsom, whose approval ratings have tumbled in recent months, signed the legislation last September after a rushed and secretive process, but critics say the fallout is only beginning.

It’s still unclear whom the law applies to. The owner of an ice cream franchise, for example, has tried for months to learn from Newsom and other state officials whether she has to pay her mostly part-time, high school and college student workers $20 an hour, KCRA reported last week. The Democratic state assemblyman who wrote the law directed her to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the state’s most powerful labor groups and the driving force behind the legislation, which ultimately told her to find a legislator to pass a new bill exempting her.

“I think there’s going to be a big backlash,” the state assembly’s Republican leader James Gallagher said. “The whole thing is just making it more expensive to live in California.”

Newsom’s office declined to comment, but a spokesman has told other outlets that who’s subject to the law will ultimately be decided by the state labor commissioner’s office, a fast food council made up of political appointees, and “potentially the courts.” The legislation’s author, Democratic assemblyman Chris Holden, did not respond to a request for comment. The SEIU did not respond to a request for comment.

Starting Monday, franchises are supposed to start paying $20 hourly to their workers and if they don’t, can be taken to the state labor agency responsible for its enforcement. Yet many of these franchises do not know if the law applies to them. It’s not clear, for example, if Panera Bread is exempt from the mandate even after allegations that Governor Newsom negotiated a carve-out for chain bakeries to benefit a billionaire donor and former schoolmate who owns Panera franchises. Newsom denied the report after days of bad press and insisted that Panera didn’t qualify as an exempted bakery after all—a claim disputed by others in the industry that will likely need to be litigated in court.

Chain ice cream parlors, pretzel counters, and doughnut shops are in the same boat.

The state’s department of industrial relations, which is tasked with answering the hard questions about the law, has issued a fact sheet saying that chain ice cream shops, pretzel and doughnut bakeries, and even boba tea joints may have to comply—even though the federal government explicitly exempts such places from its definition of fast food restaurants.

Keith Miller, a California Subway franchisee and consultant to other fast food franchises, said ultimately, even if owners find technical exemptions, “I don’t think it’s a good feeling with your employees to say, ‘I don’t have to pay you $20.’”

Widespread layoffs in the industry are already underway because of the law, and fast food prices are set to rise—as fast food corporations warned investors months ago would happen. Starting this month, pizza chains will permanently fire hundreds of workers, state records show. Jobs in California’s fast food sector fell by 1.3 percent from last September—when the law passed—to January of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, compared to an overall 0.2 percent decline in private employment. This comes as California clocks the nation’s highest unemployment rate at 5.3 percent, according to the latest federal figures, and has seen stagnating job growth compared to the rest of the country.

The legislation “will prove that the law of unintended consequences will always run amok—and get ready for amok,” said Michael Lotito, a California attorney and co-chair of the Workplace Policy Institute.

Lotito noted that the legislation was passed under SEIU pressure without any evaluation of how an unprecedented 25 percent minimum wage increase would affect food prices, labor costs, worker hours, hiring, business closures, and inflation.

“I think that when you’re in the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world … that is probably not the right thing to do,” he said.

Miller said the legislation will test whether the small franchise model is sustainable and that the state likely won’t see the full picture of who can stay in businesses until leases end. He noted that California’s past minimum wage hikes have forced owners to keep staff as lean as possible, and it’s unclear how they will manage the higher costs, now that additional price hikes may not be sustainable given already-high prices. The revenue-share model of franchises means that the fast food corporations will benefit most from higher food prices, without the pain of higher labor costs.

“You’re enriching the corporation and driving out your local business owner,” Miller said.

.https://freebeacon.com/california/californias-20-minimum-wage-law-takes-effect-causing-confusion-layoffs-and-price-hikes/?utm_source=GeorgiaLogCabin

spacer

Episode 874 – Who’s Running Things?

The question of the week: Did Joe Biden know he was declaring a Trans Day of Visibility on Easter? This is an important question.

New York has a lot of traffic and has decided to make some scratch from it. God forbid they try to fix the problem.

And Megan Rapinoe really needs to find a happy during her retirement.

This Could Be a Problem

Joe Biden was asked during the Easter Roll at the White House how he could make Easter Sunday the official day of Trans Day of Visibility. This was his response:

Oops. This is a gaff one way or another. Some said he was answering another question. I didn’t hear another question because he was surrounded by people who were there for the event. The reporter was behind these people. So far, that statement has not been made clear. Even Snopes said the claim that Biden didn’t make the declaration is partly true.

Mike Johnson gave a rather blunt statement on Hannity that we all should be asking.

“Well, it’s his own signature on the document. That’s why we posted it. The evidence speaks for itself, as we used to say in the courtroom.

“[I]t’s highly possible that he doesn’t even know what he’s signing. [T]hat might be even more alarming.”

We already know he’s not running things. He’s being handed paper and he’s signing it.

We also know he’s not running his social media account. On Sunday, he released this statement on Twitter:

Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, I have a simple message to all trans Americans: I see you. You are made in the image of God, and you’re worthy of respect and dignity.

This guy is no Catholic or is just stupid. These trans people are made from the image of God but think that God made a mistake. They are trying to change what God did. Trans people are actually damning and blaspheming God.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/speaker-johnson-questions-biden-knew-signing-trans-visibility-proclamation
https://www.dailywire.com/news/i-didnt-do-that-biden-says-he-did-not-declare-this-easter-sunday-as-transgender-day-of-visibility

This Is Going to Improve Business Conditions

According to The Sun:

Transit officials approved a toll fee for travelers to drive into part of Manhattan has been approved by officials.

This approval sees that New York is on track to become the first US city with congestion tolls for drivers entering its central business district, The Associated Press reported.

Officials approved a $15 fee for most of the drivers that head to the busiest part of Manhattan.

Tolls are higher for larger vehicles, and lower for late-night entries into the city, as well as for motorcycles.

Earlier this week, members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted to greenlight the congestion pricing plan.

The toll plan is expected to go into effect in June.

The board only approved minor changes to a plan presented months ago.

But, it brushed off a number of requests for exceptions made by dozens of groups of drivers.

Supporters of the new tolls say it will push more people to use public transport.

https://www.the-sun.com/motors/10913995/us-city-charging-drivers-major-streets-national-traffic-nyc/

She Needs a Hobby

According to Breitbart:

The 20-year-old Albert had reposted a video by a teen who faced serious mental health issues that caused him to think he might be transgender. The teen says that after he found God, he realized he was not trans and detransitioned.

But after being attacked by Rapinoe and her rabid gender ideology cohorts, Albert fell on her sword and apologized for posting the video.

“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media,” Albert wrote in an Instagram story this week, according to U.S. News. “Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive, and hurtful was immature and disrespectful, which was never my intent.”

“I truly believe that everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playing fields. I know my actions have not lived up to that, and for that, I sincerely apologize. It’s an honor and a privilege to get to play this sport and on the world stage and I promise to do better,” she added.

Rapinoe had attacked Albert and pushed the false claim that “kids are literally killing themselves because of this hate.”

Indeed, more and more studies are finding that suicide threats increase after transitions and are not higher in trans-leaning teens before transition procedures.

Rapinoe, who retired from professional soccer last year, went all-in for transgender athletes after she was safely out of the game and did not have to face playing with men on her team or the teams of her opponents.

Many jumped to social media to blast Rapinoe for her hypocritical stance in favor of transgender athletes now that she is safely out of the game.

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/03/29/megan-rapinoe-leads-cancel-mob-aimed-at-christian-player-who-posted-detransition-video/

That’s Racism

According to the New York Post:

The University of California at Berkeley is under fire for allegedly banning white residents from using a community farm on Saturdays in a move one critic slammed as “systemic racism.”

The university told The Post it is investigating claims that the “Gill Tract Community Farm” in nearby Albany offered its space on Saturday exclusively to “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” after a complaint with the US Department of Education by the Mountain States Legal Foundation.

“UC-Berkeley thinks that racial segregation is progressive now, but it’s no different than segregation of the past,” said William Trachman, general counsel for the group.

“Preventing Caucasians from accessing Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources Farm on Saturdays is a clear violation of Title VI, which bars educational institutions from engaging in or allowing race discrimination,” added Trachman, a UC-Berkeley alumnus himself.

He said the feds should open a sweeping audit of every UC-Berkeley program to ferret out what he claimed was “systemic racism.”

Launched in 2013, the farm is a partnership between UC-Berkeley and the surrounding neighborhoods. Students and faculty conduct urban farming research and grow crops to prepare healthy meals as part of the “food justice” movement, according to the farm’s website.

The complaint includes an email from a farm program manager telling someone, “Saturdays are exclusively BIPOC. Exceptions have only been made for events that are BIPOC-centered and with plenty of advance notice and planning.”

“I trust you stand in solidarity with upholding boundaries around that safe and sacred space,” the farm manager said.

A UC-Berkeley rep said it had not be aware of the discrimination complaint until contacted by The Post, which provided a copy of it.

“The anonymous texts attached to the complaint have no specific information about time or place. And, as you can see, the Gill Tract’s website and calendar make no mention whatsoever of any program or activity of the sort described in the complaint,” said UC-Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof.

“Having said that, the university takes complaints like this extremely seriously and I can assure you that on Monday I will contact the appropriate people on campus in an effort to determine what the facts are,” he said.

The challenge to alleged UC-Berkeley’s segregated farming practice comes after the US Supreme Court ruled last June that colleges’ race-conscious or “affirmative action” admissions policies were unconstitutional and had to be scrapped.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/31/us-news/uc-berkeley-accused-of-segregation-by-allegedly-banning-whites-from-community-farm/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost

spacer

Episode 873 – Columbus Day Wasn’t the Only Day They Want Cancelled

The Left is doing everything in their power to cancel Easter. This is not a great selling point.

Nicole Wallace off MSNBC throws a fit because Trump doesn’t care for the lives of judges. I seem to remember an assassination attempt on a judge she was OK with.

And Lizzo is finally taking to action when it comes to her weight. And, no, it is not going on thirty minute walks.

Happy Easter?

Joe Biden has decided to unite the country again.

President Joe Biden released a proclamation on Friday, calling on “all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.”

You might be saying, “Hey, wait. Isn’t there already a trans day of visibility? Sometime in October or something?” You would be right, but we need more of them. And why on Easter? You know the answer to that one already.

This is an ever-growing list of LGBTQ+ holidays. According to Fox News, this is the 28th holiday. None give you a day off but that’ll come. BY the way, this goes with the two to three Pride months they celebrate.

But that wasn’t the only Easter celebration the Left had in store for Christians. According to Fox News:

As thousands of Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in Times Square earlier in the day for “Palestinian Land Day,” they took their protest to the Easter Vigil service at St. Patrick’s cathedral in New York City on Saturday evening.

During the second reading, chants of “Free, free Palestine” could be heard ringing out during the service. 

The protesters were quickly taken out of the service moments after, as many in attendance did not acknowledge the outburst. 

All this for the destruction of the tenants of Western Civilization.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pro-palestinian-protesters-interrupt-easter-vigil-service-st-patricks-cathedral-nyc
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-celebrates-trans-holiday-easter-us-extensive-list-days-devoted-lgbt-causes
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cartoon-network-goes-all-in-on-trans-day-of-visibility-makes-no-mention-of-easter

Dumbass of the Day

Some things:

  • First, she’s pissed that no one is listening to her. I wonder why?
  • Since when does she care about care about the lives of justices? Wasn’t she the one cheering the protests of the Supreme Court Justices that led to the assassination attempt of Brett Kavanaugh?
  • As far as the legal system not working, she means the system is broken because they can’t convict him right away. The judges should just bypass all that legal stuff and throw Trump in prison.
  • Finally, she spills it. How are they going to convict Trump of something before the election. Convict him of anything.

Is That a Promise?

Pop singer and rapper Lizzo signaled late on Friday night that she might be done with either her music career or being on social media because of the mockery she receives over her weight.

Here is the statement she posted on Instagram:

So brave, so beautiful.

What she fails to mention in the three lawsuits on her for harassment. I also want to point out she’s not getting any attention these days.

I am going to go out on a limb and say she is quitting until she wants more money and then she’s be back in the spotlight. I give her six months.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/i-quit-lizzo-signals-shes-done-because-shes-the-butt-of-the-joke-every-single-time

spacer

Episode 872 – The State Continues to Fall Apart

California continues to be a mess and it keeps getting worse.

The crime problem is so bad in Illinois, the state is losing their parole board. I’ll explain.

And those men just keep winning and winning in women’s sports.

Dumbass of the Day

The State is Falling Apart

According to Fox Business:

California’s insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara spoke out after the state’s largest home insurance provider announced that it would discontinue coverage for tens of thousands of policies this summer.

State Farm announced on March 20 that it would cut 72,000 home and apartment policies in California because of inflation, regulatory costs and increasing risks from catastrophes. The decision is a blow to California property owners, who already suffer under high insurance rates or scarce policy coverage.

“This is a real crisis,” Commissioner Lara told KABC in an interview Friday.

The commissioner said he wants to investigate State Farm’s finances, but warned that regulators can’t go too far, or else they would risk pushing companies out of California entirely.

“Insurance companies are not like utility companies,” he told KABC. “By law, they don’t have to be here, and when we try to overregulate, we’ll see what happened after the Northridge earthquake, when the legislature came in and tried to overregulate, and they no longer write earthquake insurance in California.”

Lara is spearheading an effort to enact the largest insurance reform in more than 30 years in California. He has proposed new regulations intended to change the models that insurance companies use to assess risk from catastrophes like wildfires or earthquakes, which he claims will stabilize premium costs and expand coverage.

But critics say he has not gone far enough, and they want the California legislature to intervene.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/california-insurance-commissioner-declares-crisis-after-major-state-farm-announcement/ar-BB1kpH6a

They Should Feel Bad

According to the New York Post:

The chair of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board and a board member have resigned over backlash for granting the release of a man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s young son less than 24 hours after he was freed.

Board chair Donald Shelter and board member LeAnn Miller stepped down on Monday in the wake of 11-year-old Jayden Perkins’ murder on March 13, according to CBS 2.

Perkins was allegedly stabbed in the chest by the recently released man, his mother’s ex, on March 13.

Crosetti Brand, 37, allegedly ambushed Perkins and his mother, Laterria Smith, in the doorway of their Edgewater residence less than 24 hours after he was granted parole from the Stateville Correctional Center, the local Chicago station reported.

Miller reportedly approved Brand for parole the day before.

The heinous incident elicited widespread outrage, in part because Smith had begged for an order of protection against Brand just last month.

At the time of the filing, Brand was doing 16 years behind bars for home invasion and aggravated assault.

A Cook County judge scheduled a hearing about the order for March 13, according to CBS 2.

Both parties were expected to attend, with Brand being notified about the hearing in prison.

Miller, however, wrote a report that approved Brand for parole on the 12th – and Smith and her son were attacked just hours before the hearing was supposed to take place.

Both the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Prisoner Review Board subsequently claimed they did not know about the protection order hearing, CBS 2 reported.

But emails obtained by the outlet indicated that the Department of Corrections knew about the hearing as early as Feb. 22.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/26/us-news/illinois-parole-board-members-resign-over-murder-of-jayden-perkins-by-recently-freed-parolee/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost

Here’s Another One

According to the Post Millennial:

trans-identified male won in the women’s division of the 2024 USA Weightlifting Masters Nationals which took place between March 21 and 24 in Reno, Nevada.

57-year-old Vicki Piper came in first place in the women’s 76-kilogram weight category, writing on Instagram that both lifts were competition personal records. In the sport of weightlifting, lifters undergo two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk, and the heaviest lift of each is counted in the athlete’s final total.

Piper came out on top with a total of 127, 17 ahead of second-place finisher Krista Dornbush.

In the snatch, Piper lifted 56 kilograms, or around 123 pounds, and in the clean and jerk Piper lifted 71 kgs, or 156 lbs. Dornbush lifted 46 kgs, or 101 lbs in the snatch and 64 kgs, or 141 lbs in the clean and jerk.

https://thepostmillennial.com/trans-identified-male-wins-us-womens-national-weightlifting-competition-breaks-records

Are They Trying to Go Broke?

What If a White Person Did This?

According to the New York Post:

Carlee Russell finally revealed Thursday why she faked her kidnapping last summer in a case that spurred nationwide panic as she pleaded guilty to two charges and avoided jail time.

The 26-year-old nursing student apologized for falsely reporting seeing a baby crawling alongside an Alabama highway just minutes before she seemingly vanished, only to turn up two days later without explanation.

“I made a grave mistake while trying to fight through various emotional issues and stress,” Russell told the court through tears.

“I’m extremely remorseful for the panic, fear and various range of negative emotions that were experienced across the nation. I want to specifically acknowledge and take accountability for the pain and embarrassment that I inflicted upon my family, my church family, friends, neighbors, community, and all of those who were directly involved in search efforts for me,” she continued.

“I absolutely regret my decision and in hindsight wish I had cried for help in a totally different manner.”

Russell pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges of false reporting to law enforcement authorities and falsely reporting an incident.

Although the Jefferson County judge acknowledged that Russell’s actions set off a nationwide panic, he said it would be a waste of government resources to put her behind bars because she does not pose a threat to the community.

Instead, she was sentenced to one-year probation, community service, and mental health counseling and ordered to pay $17,974.88 in restitution to the city of Hoover.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/21/us-news/carlee-russell-skirts-jail-time-after-alabama-kidnapping-hoax/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost

Surprise, Surprise!

According to Reduxx:

A trans-identified male who had previously been cleared by a jury of exposing himself to two 11-year-old girls has now been jailed for possessing “abhorrent” pornography involving children. Samantha Norris, whose given name has been withheld by local media outlets, pleaded guilty in Southampton Crown Court to three charges of making indecent images of children, one count of possessing prohibited images of children, and a charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image depicting a person engaging in sexual activity with an animal.

The court heard that Norris, 56, was found in possession of 16,000 images of children, including about 2,000 still and 121 moving images classified as Category A, the most serious type. According to the Crown Prosecution Service, Category A child pornography is defined as depicting “penetrative sexual activity, sexual activity with an animal or sadism.”

The images recovered from Norris’ devices included children aged as young as three, with others showing children approximately six years of age in “distress and pain.”

Presiding Judge Nicholas Rowland noted that in addition to the graphic child abuse materials, Norris had written notes describing sexual fantasies involving a four-and-a-half year old child and had made a “New Year’s resolution to have sex with a girl under 10.”

.https://reduxx.info/uk-trans-identified-male-cleared-after-exposing-her-penis-to-young-girls-now-jailed-for-child-pornography/

More Surprises

According to Reduxx:

A trans activist drag queen is standing trial for 2019 charges related to the sexual abuse of a teen boy he met through gay hookup app Grindr. Dwight Evan Chisholm, also known as “Sno Wight,” was already a lifetime entrant of the sex offender registry when he began grooming the boy.

As previously reported by Reduxx, Chisolm was initially convicted in 2011 on charges of sexually assaulting a child and sentenced to three years in prison in Brown County.

Upon his release in 2015, Chisolm was listed in official records as homeless and was therefore ordered to report his whereabouts to authorities on a weekly basis. But two years later, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections lost contact with Chisolm, who had stopped making the mandatory weekly declarations of his location. For the following year and a half, authorities were unable to locate him. 

In December of 2018, the state’s District Attorney’s office charged Chisolm with failure to provide information as a sex offender and a judge signed a warrant for his arrest.

.https://reduxx.info/trans-activist-drag-queen-standing-trial-for-2019-grooming-sexual-abuse-of-a-minor/

spacer

Episode 871 – There Is Only One Surprise About the P-Diddy Story

A massive disaster happens in Baltimore.

More “Hollywood Culture” is being investigated by the Feds.

And Congress passes a huge bill in the middle of the night…again.

Terrorism?

The Francis Key Bridge along the I-695 that connects to Baltimore had a support beam run into by a cargo ship and completely collapsed. The whole thing was caught on camera.

Here are the details:

  • The incident occurred at 1:30 AM EST last night.
  • The bridge is 1 1/2 miles long and 187 feet above the ocean. The water is 50 feet deep and is 47 degrees.
  • There was an unknown number of cars on the bridge.
  • A crew of road workers were also on the bridge.
  • It appeared that the ship was losing power when it hit the beam. There are reports it was also on fire though one couldn’t see that on the video.
  • It was traveling at 8 knots which is pretty fast.
  • The cargo ship that hit the bridge was the Dali, a 95,000 GT Singapore-flagged container ship, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore confirmed. There were 22 crew members onboard at the time of the incident.
  • During the press conference, it was said that there is no evidence of terrorism
    • It sure looked intentional to me.
    • Some are saying it could have been a cyber attack.
    • The government’s lack of transparency is the reason no one trusts their reports.
  • The collapse comes just two days after the 47-year anniversary of the bridge’s construction, which was completed  on March 24, 1977.
  • The FBI, local law enforcement, and Coast Guard are on scene. Navy SEAL divers are also on scene.
  • Pete Buttigieg has been notified.
  • A State of Emergency has been declared.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/maryland-ship-hits-francis-scott-key-bridge-causing-collapse

There Is Only One Surprise Here

Sean “P-Diddy” Combs had his house raided yesterday in connection with sex trafficking. The raid was conducted by DHS at his Los Angeles and Miami homes.

Combs was initially accused of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape of both women and men.

Then it was reported he was actually involved in a sex trafficking ring.

There are now reports on Twitter with some evidence that Combs’ private plane and heading to a non-extradition country. Who knows if this is true.

There are comparisons being made to Jeffrey Epstein.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rapper-sean-diddy-combs-homes-raided-homeland-security

Dumbass of the Day

Some things:

  • Massachussets was never a slave state.
  • If my church said the would do this, they would never see another dime from me.

Why So Late?

According to the Daily Wire:

The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending package in a bipartisan vote during the early hours of Saturday morning, sending the bill to President Joe Biden, who will likely sign it as soon as possible to avoid a government shutdown.

After passing the House on Friday in a 286-134 vote, the Senate voted 74-24 at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday to send the more than 1,000-page spending package to Biden’s desk, The Hill reported. Earlier this week, House and Senate leadership announced that they had come to an agreement to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal 2024, which is nearly half over, covering the remaining spending bills that were not included in a $460 billion “minibus” that passed earlier this month.

It’s been a very long and difficult day, but we have just reached an agreement to complete the job of funding the government,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said just before the bill passed. “It is good for the country that we have reached this bipartisan deal. It wasn’t easy, but tonight our persistence has been worth it.”

Twenty-five Republicans voted to pass the spending bill, along with 47 Democrats, while 22 Republicans voted against the $1.2 trillion package. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, along with independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who caucuses with the Democrats — also voted against the bill. Sanders cited a block of funding to UNRWA, an agency of the U.N., as a reason he voted against the bill, according to The Hill. During negotiations with Democrats, Republicans successfully secured the cut in funding to the UNRWA, whose workers have been connected to Hamas terrorists.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said on Tuesday that the final negotiations that were worked out between House and Senate leadership focused on appropriations for the Homeland Security Department (DHS). The $1.2 trillion package covers funding for the Legislative Branch, Financial Services and General Government, and the Departments of Defense, State, Health and Human Services, Labor, Homeland Security, and related agencies.

Some things:

  • There is a silver lining to this cloud. Republicans can’t be blamed for a government shutdown. That means we can concentrate on the crappy job of Joe Biden.
  • Don’t get me wrong, this is a bad bill.
  • It shows we need to get rid of bureaucracies (especially the IRS). Most of these government agencies are paid too much, are too bis or shouldn’t exist at all.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/senate-passes-massive-spending-bill-in-middle-of-the-night

Let Them Be Kids

According to Fox News:

Many schools across the U.S. are rethinking their class schedules for April 8, 2024 — the day a solar eclipse will hit North America.

The eclipse’s line of totality — the areas where the sun will experience total coverage — will span 15 states, according to NASA.

The eclipse route will travel from Mexico, arching northeast from Texas to Ohio before reaching Canada and going back into Maine.

Many school districts, and even some universities, that lie in the direct path of the eclipse have already planned to close school for the day or cancel classes out of concern for students’ safety.

Some things:

  • There’s nothing dangerous about a solar eclipse. Don’t stare at the weird sun and everyone will be fine.
  • This is a teaching moment. You can teach a kid about whan an eclipse is, teach kids about the son and moon, and teach them how to watch an eclipse safely.
  • How are the kids (and college students) staying home going to make them safe? What is going to stop the kids from watching the gun at home?

This isn’t about keeping the kids safe. This is about the teachers wanting a day off. We know one thing, working 6 hours a day for 8 months a year can really take a toll on a person.

Can we just stop with the whole teachers-are-the-saviors-of-our-youth bullshit? They are a bunch of lazy, overpaid divas that are trying to indoctrinate our kids into the Left wing insanity.

They are not heroes doing an impossible job. Hell, they aren’t even able to teach our kids how to read or write.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/some-schools-cancel-classes-april-8-solar-eclipse-ensure-safety

Another Example?

According to the Post Millennial:

A trans-identified male has pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of a 12-year-old girl in Pennsylvania, and will spend at least 15 years in prison.

Ash Cooper, who was initially charged as Joshua Cooper but began transitioning after the arrest, admitted to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Morgan Connors in Cooper’s family’s Bensalem, Pennsylvania trailer in November of 2022, the Daily Mail reports.

In a press release, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said the judge sentenced Cooper to 15 to 40 years in state prison and a consecutive seven-year sentence of probation. Cooper, who is now 18, was also ordered to “follow all the rules and recommendations of adult probation and parole and undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations.”

At 4:11 pm on November 25, 3033, Bensalem Township Police responded to a 911 call about a possible homicide at the Top of the Ridge Trailer Park. Investigators learned that a juvenile witness was on an Instagram video chat with an acquaintance, later identified as Cooper, who had claimed to have just killed someone. 

In the video chat, Cooper, then 16, reportedly flipped the video image and showed the legs and feet of a person covered in blood to the juvenile witness. Cooper reportedly asked the acquaintance for assistance in cleaning the scene and disposing of her body.

When police arrived on the scene, they spotted a juvenile running out of the back of the trailer. They entered the trailer and found Connors, described as a “best friend,” deceased on the floor of the bathroom with an apparent gunshot wound. “There were also indications that substantial steps were taken to clean up the crime scene,” the office wrote.

Shortly after setting up a perimeter around the trailer park, Cooper was arrested.

Investigators said Cooper used a firearm obtained from Cooper’s father’s gun safe.  Connors’ cause of death was listed as a single gunshot wound to the neck and upper chest area. She was found lying facedown with her pants around her ankles and the gunshot wound to her backside.

Some things:

  • The callousness of this murder is incrdible.
  • They will now try to make this kid a victim of mental illness to let him out early. The defense will use his trans-ness as evidence. No, you don’t get to have it both ways.
  • He will probably end up in a women’s prison impregnating all the female inmates.
  • He should spend the rest of his life in prison.

https://thepostmillennial.com/trans-teen-sentenced-to-15-40-years-for-murder-of-12-year-old-best-friend-in-bucks-county-pa?utm_campaign=64466#google_vignette

spacer

Episode 870 – How Close Are We Getting to WW III?

The events of this weekend brought a big question to media. How close are we to World War III? Let’s talk about it.

Democrats have now created a new bureaucracy with the goal of taking away our right to bear arms. And they did it when no one would notice.

And Donald Trump has a new campaign ad. It will be a great shock to you who Democrats are blaming for the content of that ad.

This is How World Wars Start

According to the Daily Wire:

More than 130 people were killed during an Islamic terrorist attack at a concert hall in Russia on Friday night, according to the latest figures released by the Russian government.

Islamic State Khorasan Province, or ISIS-K, claimed credit for the terrorist attack that also wounded more than 140 people who were either shot, burned, or inhaled thick black smoke.

“As the rubble was being removed in the concert hall of the Crocus City Hall, the number of people killed in the terrorist attack has risen to 133,” said the Russian Investigative Committee. “The search operation is underway.”

Disturbing videos that circulated online of the attack showed four heavily armed men storming into Crocus City Hall and opening fire with automatic weapons on the sold-out concert.

The New York Times reported that the terrorists used “explosives and flammable liquids” to set the building on fire. The fire quickly spread the roof, causing portions of it to collapse, and soon engulfed at least a third of the building.

Vladimir Putin made a speech the day after the attack. He said:

“They tried to escape, they were moving towards the border with Ukraine. And we have data that suggests that they were about to be moved towards the territory of Ukraine by those in Ukraine.

“We will identify everyone who stands behind these terrorists and they will pay. These terrorists … there is only one future for them — retribution and oblivion.”

Putin did not directly blame Ukraine for the attack, and he did not mention the fact that the U.S. issued a public warning two weeks ago that terrorists were planning on targeting large crowds of people, specifically concerts, in Moscow. The U.S. also reportedly reached out to Russian officials and warned them directly about the ISIS-K plot.

The reality is he did blame Ukraine for the attack. On Saturday, Russia launched four missile attacks against Ukraine. This would not be a surprise except that one of the missiles strayed into Polish air space. Poland has to scramble a bunch of their F-16 fighters. They are demanding an explanation from Russia.

Some things about all this:

  • I don’t mean to be hyperbolic, but this is how world wars start.
  • No country wants a world war. Mutual assured destruction plays heavily here
  • This is what radical Islamists want. Sow chaos and cause war. They would love to see a world war.
  • This chaos is all because of the weakness of Joe Biden. No one is afraid of him or the United States.
  • Biden is enabling terrorists.
    • The Afghanistan surrender.
    • The continued attempt to revive the Iranian nuclear deal.
    • The insistence to the end of the Hamas/Israel war, in support of Hamas.
    • The capitulation to the Huthies.
    • Biden just release another $10 billion to the Iranian mullahs last week.
  • It is time to end the Ukraine/Russia war. This can be done in a month.
    • Right now, there is no exit strategy.
    • This war is in a stalemate. No one is going to get what they want.
    • Ukraine is looking like they don’t want to end this war.
    • Ukraine is not a democracy, it is a corrupt oligarchy. People are getting rich including that wet end Zelensky.
    • Zelensky is also proving to be a little tyrant.
      • His net worth is going way up. Wonder where he is getting the money?
      • He has declared martial law.
      • He has imprisoned political opponents and religious leaders.
      • He has cancelled the presidential elections scheduled for later this year.

Suddenly, Vlad Putin is not looking like the only asshole in that area.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/death-toll-skyrockets-after-islamic-terrorist-attack-on-moscow-concert-hall
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/poland-demands-explanation-from-russia-after-a-missile-enters-its-airspace-during-attack-on-ukraine/ar-BB1krOND
https://www.dailywire.com/news/putin-responds-to-islamic-terror-attack-that-killed-133-people

Tyranny is Coming Here

According to the Post Millennial:

The Department of Justice announced on Saturday that it has launched the “National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center” in an attempt to combat gun violence. 

This center will provide comprehensive training and support to law enforcement officials, prosecutors, judges, behavioral health professionals, and other stakeholders in implementing laws designed to prevent individuals who “pose a threat” from accessing firearms. These laws, commonly referred to as “red flag laws,” enable authorities to remove firearms from the hands of people deemed dangerous and suspected to be a threat to others or themselves. 

“The launch of the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center will provide our partners across the country with valuable resources to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The establishment of the Center is the latest example of the Justice Department’s work to use every tool provided by the landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to protect communities from gun violence.” 

Funding for the center is derived from a Department of Justice grant approved as part of a gun control bill signed into law by President Biden in 2022. Vice President Kamala Harris is slated to unveil the center during her address at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Saturday. The school was tragically the site of a shooting in 2018 that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members. 

President Biden’s administration has prioritized red flag laws as a crucial component of its gun control efforts. Last February, Biden announced that the DOJ would be giving over $231 million to states for red-flag programs. 

Critics have long argued that red flag laws pose significant Constitutional concerns and are likely to violate the Second Amendment rights of citizens. 

https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-doj-launches-new-center-to-promote-red-flag-laws-against-certain-gun-owners

We Have a New Campaign Ad!

According to the New York Post:

A group of over 100 migrants attempted to enter the US illegally by rushing a border wall Thursday, breaking through razor wire and knocking over guards in the process.

The Post had earlier witnessed around 600 migrants massed at the international border, as part of a “spring surge” of migrants hoping to gain access to the US.

The Texas National Guard was attempting to organize them into smaller groups, but the situation grew tense after some women and children were separated from adult males by the guardsmen.

Video taken by The Post showed one set of migrants, mostly single men, then rushing the Texas troops.

A group of men with hoodies, gloves and winter jackets could be seen pulling fencing away and dashing through the concertina wire, as a group of five guards stood in a defensive formation to fill the gap.

Couple of things about this:

  • This is more common than we think. It just hasn’t been caught on camera because these are restricted part of the border.
  • This is a campaign ad.
  • This is an invasion.
  • What is the point of having the National Guard on the border if they are not going to do anything?

Later in the article:

A source told The Post the rowdy group — which had amassed in the area known as Gate 36, located next to the highway in El Paso — was pushed back to Mexico.

However, some members were arrested, and the rest of the people in the group were brought into the US for processing, according to local reports.

Border Patrol agent Orlando Marrero told the local KFOX14 news station, “The migrants that we encountered here today at Gate 36 will be taken to a processing center.”

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin later wrote on X that there had been one arrest for assaulting a soldier. He added that more charges related to destruction of property and assault were likely, citing Border Patrol sources.

Despite the commotion, the city of El Paso’s migrant dashboard showed 743 people had been released from custody and into the US on Thursday. They were either released on parole or to pursue asylum claims in accordance with President Biden’s current policies.

The reality is most of these people will be released if they haven’t been already. Even the one guy who was arrested for assault on a National Guardsman.

The media, of course, know this is a bad look and will be a campaign ad. They did their best to make this into someone else’s fault.

Here is Joe Scarborough of MSNBC leading the way. This actually looks more like an unhinged rant than a reasoned argument. Listen:

The White House also decided to release a statement. Of course, they blamed Trump:

“We are grateful for Border Patrol’s quick work to get the situation under control and apprehend the migrants.

“When the former President told Congressional Republicans to block the bipartisan border security agreement – he said to blame him for it. Well he got his wish, and the result was chaos after Governor Abbott’s Operational Lone Star and razorwire were overrun yesterday. While we cannot comment on individual cases, anyone who does not have a legal basis to remain in the United States is promptly removed.”

Some things:

  • The bill had the support of a couple of dumb Republicans. It wasn’t bipartisan.
  • Trump, like many other Republicans, said the bill sucked.
  • The bill would have spent tons of money and did nothing to secure the border.
    • It would let in 8000 illegals a day before anything could be done. Then it was up to the President to do something (which we know he will do nothing).
    • It did NOT secure the border with agents. I added agents to process illegals faster.
    • It DID NOT add more border wall or any protections.
    • It provided the President more power to open the border.
    • It adds more judges to Process illegal aliens.
  • Border patrol says they have enough men, money and the laws to secure the border. The laws on the books just need to be enforced.
  • When Trump left office, only 30,000 illegal crossing occurred. In February, there were 289,000.

Joe Biden opened the border. Everyone knows it. Trump has been out of office for over three years. No amount of gaslighting is going to change anyone’s perception.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/wh-responds-to-footage-of-illegal-immigrant-border-charge-blames-trump
https://nypost.com/2024/03/21/us-news/migrants-break-barriers-and-rush-border-guards-in-el-paso/

spacer

Episode 869 – Really? That’s Racist?

Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, makes Democrats look stupid.

Dylan Mulvaney says social media should sensor everything but what he wants censored.

And Advil has decided to create a campaign that alienates white people because I guess they are making too much money.

Dumbasses of the Day

What More Do You Need?

Pain is Racist?

WHAT IS PAIN EQUITY?

Pain equity is achieved when everyone can reach their full health potential regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status, including receiving the highest-quality pain care and management. Discover other key terms related to pain equity below. 

OUR INITIATIVES

Learn how we’re inspiring change through research, education, and collaboration.

Some things:

This is a company that makes aspirin. Unless they are banning the sales of their product, or anyone else is doing it, what are they worried about? Do black people have more pain than white people?

ILLUMINATING THE IMPACT OF PAIN EQUITY THROUGH POWERFUL RESEARCH

Advil, with guidance from Morehouse School of Medicine, surveyed 2000 people in America to assess the real impact of pain on their lives. Topics included pain experience, life impact, pain management, and perceived bias. The study found that 64% of Black individuals felt their healthcare providers treat people of their race and ethnicity worse than people of other races and ethnicities.

This is a bad study from a college that has an agenda. I also want to point out this is a self reporting study.? Who did they interview? What medical clinics or doctors failed the black community? What did they have to say?

FUNDING SOLUTIONS TO PROGRESS MEDICAL EDUCATION

The launch of Advil’s Pain Equity Fund included grants to both Morehouse School of Medicine and BLKHLTH. Part of the grants will be used to partner with other leading experts to begin to develop a pain-equity-focused training for medical students that will be piloted next year.

https://www.believemypain.com/our-initiatives/

The Bullshit Is Strong

The one problem the Left and the Biden administration are getting their narrative out there. One of the reason is because their narrative is just wrong.

  • Most people aren’t racist.
  • Most people aren’t bigots.
  • Most people aren’t trans-phobes.
  • There are no lynchings, killing or violence against gay people, blacks or trans-people.

When a situation comes up, they need to capitalize on it. In the case of the trans-folks, they need to lie about it. It turns out, people aren’t killing trans-people.

This is one of those ugly lies pushed by the media:

  • There was a fight between three girls and a “non-binary” person. It turns out the non-binary person is a girl.
  • The fight happened in the girls’ restroom at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma.
  • Benedict was taken to the hospital because these three gals beat the shit out of her.
  • Benedict died shortly after being released from the hospital.
  • Teen Vogue reported when the story broke that “a source who claimed to be the mother of Benedict’s best friend told a local outlet the cause of death was ‘complications from brain trauma,’ and that ‘three older girls were beating the victim and her daughter in the girl’s bathroom.’”
  • Also: Benedict texted a family member saying the teen “got jumped at school 3 on 1 had to go to the ER.”
  • The media ran with the story.
  • Here’s the problem: The police and the school all did not embrace the narrative. Instead of saying that, they stood silent and waited for test results.

Maybe they had reason. Turns out Benedict started the fight. Here she is in the hospital being interviewed by police:

That’s right! She started the fight. It gets worse. It turns out the police did not believe she had died of brain trauma. They decided to remain silent until the autopsy results were in.

Yeah, she didn’t die at the hands of bigoted bullies. She died of intentional suicide by drug overdose. According to the Daily Wire:

In a statement, the Owasso Police Department said it waited to release the cause of death until the toxicology report was completed, KJRH reported. That toxicology report indicates that Benedict died by suicide, the result of an overdose of Diphenhydramine and Fluoxetine, or, Benadryl and Prozac.

“From the beginning of this investigation, Owasso Police observed many indications that this death was the result of suicide,” the police statement said. “However, investigators did not wish to confirm that information without the final results being presented by the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office.”

Of course, when the Left has a good story, they just keep beating on it. Last week, the Biden administration released a statement:

Yeah, the story is forgotten and a new batch of lies has taken root. I decided to bring this one up because we should not forget what they are doing.

.https://thehill.com/homenews/education/4532351-biden-lgbtq-suicide-crisis-nex-benedict-death-oklahoma/
https://www.dailywire.com/news/media-ran-with-claim-that-nonbinary-teen-died-from-brain-trauma-caused-by-bullies-it-was-actually-a-drug-overdose

Much Ado About Nothing

This is what the media is flipping about:

This is what Trump actually said:

The media got called out right away. But it doesn’t matter. The lies are what count.

This stuff is not working. The media is just looking worse.

Why Not?

According to Fox News:

“Marriage fundamentalism” promotes the ideas of “White supremacy,” according to a White George Mason University professor. 

Professor Bethany Letiecq wrote in the Journal of Marriage and Family about her theory “that marriage fundamentalism, like structural racism, is a key structuring element of White heteropatriarchal supremacy.” 

Marriage fundamentalism can be understood as an ideological and cultural phenomenon, where adherents espouse the superiority of the two-parent married family,” she wrote. “But it is also a hidden or unacknowledged structural mechanism of White heteropatriarchal family supremacy that is essential to the reproduction and maintenance of family inequality in the United States.”

Letiecq is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, “specializing in the utilization of community-based participatory action research approaches, anti-racist research methods.”

The professor explained in the article that she is “a White, cisgender woman … currently living with my partner and co-raising our children in a committed heterosexual union outside the institution of marriage.” 

In the article, Letiecq said she drew upon “critical feminist and intersectional frameworks to delineate an overarching orientation to structural oppression and unequal power relations that advantages White heteropatriarchal nuclear families (WHNFs) and marginalizes others as a function of family structure and relationship status.” 

She argued that, “since colonization,” “marriage fundamentalism has been instantiated through laws, policies, and practices to unduly advantage WHNFs while simultaneously marginalizing Black, Indigenous, immigrant, mother-headed, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) families, among others.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/marriage-promotes-white-supremacy-university-professor

How Bad Is It When Taco Bell Can’t Make It

According to the New York Post:

Several Taco Bell restaurants in Oakland, California, have closed their dining rooms and are only offering drive-thru service as a surge in crime grips the city.

The Diversified Restaurant Group, which owns nearly 300 Taco Bell locations across California, Nevada, Kansas and Missouri, has closed the dining rooms at all four of its locations in Oakland due to safety concerns, KPIX reported.

One of the restaurants, located at 3535 35th Ave., has been robbed four times since November, twice when the restaurant was open for business, the outlet noted. Three weeks ago, robbers reportedly made off with a safe.

Kimberly Garibay, who works across the street, said the restaurant’s cash registers are not the only target.

“They just pull up out of nowhere and it’s not like they only rob the store. They rob everybody in there as well,” she said. “So it’s not as safe as it used to be. There’s a lot of crime now.”

“It’s just — what is Oakland coming to? Everything is getting worse. Things are closing down. You know, it’s just terrible,” another resident, Aliyah Musa, told KPIX.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/12/us-news/taco-bell-restaurants-close-dining-rooms-in-oakland-as-crime-grips-city/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost

Are You Seeing a Pattern?

According to NBC News:

A restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District is catching attention online after recently bumping the price of its signature burrito from $11 to $22.

The owner of La Vaca Birria says it’s not an attempt to make more money, but an attempt to continue to break even as prices for everything rise.

When you walk into the restaurant, it smells, “either like birria, or charcoal,” said Ricardo Lopez, owner of La Vaca Birria.

For the last two years, he has operated the spot — built out of a former record store in the Mission.

His vision has been to make the kind of food his aunts, uncles and mother used to make — but kicked up a notch.    

The only problem is, the price of nearly everything he uses to make his food has gone up. Like onions for example.

“Before COVID, they were like $9 a sack at Restaurant Depot, I used to pick them up. During COVID, and after, it was $40 dollars. Right now, it’s $80,” said Lopez.

Their signature burrito is the most popular and nearly every ingredient that goes into it has doubled in cost. That’s the reason the owner said its price has, too.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/burrito-higher-price-inflation-restaurant-san-francisco-rcna143150?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma&taid=65f1ca069915b5000102c8c2&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Yep!

According to the New York Post:

More than three-quarters of Americans believe tipping culture has gone too far as prompts for gratuities on credit card machines pester consumers in virtually every establishment, according to a survey.

The survey by discount-finder website CouponBirds also found that about two-thirds of the 1,100 people polled tack feel pressured to tack on a couple of extra bucks because of “guilt tipping.”

Roughly 65% of those guilt tips are purely to avoid awkwardness with staffers who are typically standing right there and awaiting a gratuity.

Meanwhile, 63% guilt tip to avoid confrontation, per CouponBirds’ survey that was earlier reported on by Daily Mail.

It’s not always humans tipping humans, though — half of CouponBirds’ survey respondents said they had been asked to tip at an automated, self-service checkout.

It’s more than just that:

  • Tipping is done BEFORE service has been rendered (Uber Eats, Door Dash).
  • Tipping is included in the bill.
  • Servers expect it to pad their wage and will guilt you if you don’t tip. It’s not based on quality of service or food.
  • Why not tip everyone? McDonald’s and Burger King don’t expect tips.
  • Service and quality is beginning to suck! I have not tipped people.
  • The meals themselves has gotten expensive. You are adding 15-20% to the bill. That’s $15 for a $100 meal that was worth probably $75.

I tip, but the service better be remarkable, especially if they add the tip to the bill.

No matter the situation, just 30.7% of survey respondents said that they “always tip,” CouponBirds found, while 22.9% said they “often” did and just 5.7% “never” added a gratuity.

To offset the painfully unpleasant interactions, a staggering 84% said they believe the minimum wage should be increased for servers.

Some states have already done this, including the Big Apple, which implemented a $1 hourly wage hike, from $15 to $16, at the beginning of the year

In the remainder of New York State, the new minimum wage rose to $15, from $14.20.

If a server is getting $15 an hour, why should we tip at all? If I knew this, I wouldn’t tip.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/12/business/over-75-of-america

spacer

Episode 868 – There’s No One to Help, Do It Yourself!

Donald Trump might be in some financial trouble thanks to New York’s malicious prosecution.

Joe Biden breaks the law again showing that he is the real fascist.

News

Here is some news:

  • Donald Trump must post a $450 million bond by Monday or he will not be able to appeal the judgement that was against him.
    • If he does not post the bond, New York will begin to confiscate property including Trump Tower.
    • This looks like it violates just a few articles of the Constitution.
    • There is hope that an appellate judge will lower the bond or stay the bond by Friday.
    • This is going to have the opposite affect the Dems are expecting in New York. If they can make shit up against Trump, they cam make stuff up against anybody.
  • The 6-3 ruling paves the way for Texas to enforce its controversial law, SB 4, which the Biden administration argued was an intrusion into federal immigration enforcement, while it remains pending in a federal appeals court.
    • Mexico made a statement: “Mexico recognizes the importance of a uniform migration policy and the bilateral efforts with the United States to ensure that migration is safe, orderly and respectful of human rights, and is not affected by state or local legislative decisions. In this regard, Mexico will not accept, under any circumstances, repatriations by the State of Texas.”
  • Joe Biden has just forgive another $6.5 billion in student debt.
    • This applies to 77,000 people.
    • The people who qualify for the latest round of student loan forgiveness are public service employees, such as teachers, nurses, social workers and firefighters.
    • There is no talk to where this money is coming from.
    • He is violating the Supreme Court ruling. This man is a dictator.
  • On Monday, Ketanji Brown Jackson made headlines again — this time because during oral arguments in the social media censorship case Murthy v. Missouri, she voiced concerns over the fact that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was doing exactly what it was designed to do: restraining the federal government.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-dems-try-to-bankrupt-trump-its-incredibly-ugly
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-lawmakers-praise-supreme-court-ruling-letting-police-arrest-illegal-immigrants-crossing-border
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/biden-forgives-6-billion-in-student-debt-here-s-who-qualifies/ar-BB1khJZH

Just Sad

Some things:

spacer

Episode 867 – Gee, Could It Be Something Else?

The Media wonders why diseases that have already been eradicated in the United States are suddenly making a curtain. They blame Conservatives. I think it might be something else.

New York City is becoming a shithole and is beginning to smell like it.

And the wonder drug, marijuana, might not be as much a wonder as has been pushed.

Could It Be Something Else?

According to the Guardian:

Though measles had been eradicated in the US in 2000, the disease is expected to continue a nationwide spread primarily because of vaccine skepticism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.

Measles, one of the most transmissible diseases, has been found in recent weeks in some north-eastern US states, according to the CDC.

The health agency warned healthcare workers about an uptick in measles infections and urged them to be on alert for new cases.

An email from the CDC sent to healthcare workers last week said the agency was notified of 23 confirmed US cases of measles between 1 December 2023 and 23 January 2024.

Most of these infections were in children and teenagers who had not gotten their measles vaccines despite being eligible. So far, measles cases have been found in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Washington DC area.

Taylor Nelson, a University of Missouri healthcare center infectious disease physician, said to the news station KRCG that measles would probably spread to the midwest and the west coast given the situation laid out by the CDC.

Later:

The CDC email said measles cases often originate from unvaccinated or undervaccinated people who travel internationally and then transmit the disease to others who are not vaccinated against the disease.

Hmm, I wonder where measles came from. It’s been eradicated since 2000. Why is it making a comeback? Could it be all the illegal aliens entering the country from places that do not have any vaccination programs?

Other diseases are making a comeback:

  • Polio (Afghanistan, Middle East).
  • Bubonic plague.
  • Scarlet fever.
  • Monkey pox.
  • Mumps.
  • Chicken pos.
  • Whooping cough.
  • Cholera (Haiti).
  • Tuberculosis.

As far as most people being unvaccinated, I call bullshit. You can’t do much of anything without being vaccinated. including going to school.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/jan/30/increase-measles-cases-unvaccinated-vaccine-misinformation-cdc

A Sh*thole

According to the New York Post:

It can really stink to live here.

New Yorkers are being smoked out of their own apartments by the stench of marijuana. Since cannabis was legalized in the city in 2021, its pungent odor has become increasingly common on NYC streets, and now Gothamites say they can’t even escape it in their own homes.

“The smell is so strong it wakes me up or makes it hard to relax and go to bed. Sometimes I get nauseous or allergic itchy eyes and a sore throat from how concentrated it is,” said Delaney, 25, a business owner who lives in Cobble Hill. For the past six months, the the odor has been unbearable in her fourth floor walk-up.

“It’s been almost every single night, primarily in my bedroom between 10 p.m. and 2 p.m.,” she said.

She went to college in Oregon shortly after cannabis was legalized there, so she’s used to the occasional whiff. But this smell is next level, and it’s driving her crazy — literally.

“I live alone so I often second guess myself or feel like I am overreacting, but then I had family in town and they walked into my apartment and said it smelled like it had been hot-boxed,” she said. 

Delaney has emailed with her building manager and landlord about the issue. While they were sympathetic to her plight, they said there wasn’t much they could do, so long as people are using cannabis in their own apartments

And, she’s not even sure where the smell is coming from.

“I’ve even run around the building in my PJs and slippers — quite the sight — at midnight to see if I could figure out what apartment it was coming from,” she said. “I narrowed it down to a few, but since they all had their doors and windows closed it was really just my best guess.”

https://nypost.com/2024/03/11/us-news/weed-smell-in-new-yorkers-apartments-is-unbeartable/?utm_campaign=nypost&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

More Bad News

According to the New York Post:

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and funded by the National Institutes of Health found that those who smoke weed daily are at a significantly higher risk of suffering heart attack and stroke than those who don’t.

“We know that toxins are released when cannabis is burned, similar to those found in tobacco smoke,” said Abra Jeffers, a data analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and former researcher at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, where the study was based.

“We’ve known for a long time that smoking tobacco is linked to heart disease, and this study is evidence that smoking cannabis appears to also be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States,” Jeffers’ statement continued. “Cannabis use could be an important, underappreciated source of heart disease.”

Researchers analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 434,104 American adults aged 18 to 74 between 2016 and 2020. About 4% were daily cannabis users, 7% used the drug about five days a month and 88.9% had not used any marijuana in the past 30 days.

Among current users, about three-fourths said they mostly smoked the drug.

“Cannabis use is increasing in both prevalence and frequency, while conventional tobacco smoking is declining,” said Dr. Salomeh Keyhani, a professor of medicine at UCSF and senior author of the study, in a separate statement. “Cannabis use by itself might, over time, become the more important risk factor.”  

Keyhani’s report showed that people who inhaled cannabis via combustion were 25% more likely to have a heart attack than those who didn’t use the drug at all. The daily habit also increased their chances of having a stroke by 42%.

The likelihood of experiencing a cardiovascular condition was much lower for non-daily users but still higher than for those who did not use marijuana at all.

Those who used the drug sporadically had a 3% increased risk for heart attack compared with nonusers and a 5% increase for stroke.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/11/lifestyle/daily-weed-smokers-25-more-likely-to-have-heart-attack-42-higher-stroke-risk-aha/?utm_campaign=nypost&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Nothing Costs a Dollar Anymore

According to the New York Post:

Dollar Tree is planning to close nearly 1,000 stores collectively between its namesake general discount stores and subsidiary chain, Family Dollar.

Family Dollar will close 600 locations in the first half of 2024 and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire, the company said Wednesday.

Dollar Tree, which bought Family Dollar for $8.5 billion in 2015, will also be closing 30 stores as leases expire.

“Our biggest problem right now is getting enough merchandise into the stores fast enough so the consumer can respond,” said CEO Rick Dreiling, adding that Family Dollar was continuing to be hurt by macroeconomic uncertainties.

Dollar stores have suffered in recent months as consumer spending habits have shifted, favoring e-commerce platforms such as Temu, the Chinese app that has ballooned in popularity for offering everyday must-haves on the app for as low as 99 cents.

Later in the article:

Also on Wednesday, Dollar Tree reported a net loss of $1.71 billion, or $7.85 per share in the quarter ended Feb. 3, compared with a year-ago profit of $452.2 million, or $2.04 per share.

It expects 2024 sales between $31 billion and $32 billion, the mid-point of which is below the estimate of $31.65 billion, according to LSEG data.

Representatives for Dollar Tree did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Recently, Family Dollar has also been plagued with health and safety concerns — including when the Food and Drug Administration said cinnamon sold by the deep-discount retailer was contaminated with high levels of lead.

Weeks earlier, Family Dollar pleaded guilty to selling goods at 400 stores across the Southeast that came from a rodent-infested warehouse. As a result, it will cough up a record $41.7 million in fines to the feds.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/13/business/dollar-tree-and-family-dollar-to-close-nearly-1000-stores/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost&utm_medium=social

ns-say-tipping-culture-has-gone-too-far-study/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost&utm_source=twitter

spacer