I just saw a video on Twitter. A very pretty twenty-something is finally realizing what taxation is all about.
First, she talks about how she goes to work and earns five hundred dollars and how every dollar she earns is taxed. Then, she realizes that everything she buys with the dollars she has leftover— is taxed. This would include the things she needs to buy in order to go to work.
As she contemplates further, she realizes that the people she buys things from also pay taxes. In fact, they’re paying taxes on money she already paid taxes on. And the cycle continues indefinitely until finally, she has a eureka moment.
Let her tell you in her own words:
To sum it all up, what she’s realizing, but can’t quite find the words to express (this is my area of expertise) is that a dollar equaling one-hundred pennies, doesn’t disappear, but its value does. We call this inflation. For those people of this young lady’s generation, it is Bidenflation.
PS – I tried to leave a reply, but it seems to have been absorbed into the Twitter void of conservative thought. I can see it on my page but nowhere else. It went something like this:
Eureka!!!! Who says young people don’t understand taxation? You can’t even call it double or triple taxation. It’s infinite taxation.
First and foremost, can we make some bus driver (logical) assumptions here? Sotomayor is a Supreme Court Justice, and as such, should be able to assimilate information on an equal par with your average, run-of-the-mill, American. As a justice, she has top-level staff whose only job is to make sure that she has correct information. She has top-level staff whose only job is to make sure that when she speaks, she sounds intelligent and unbiased because her words represent the court; regardless of which side she leans in favor of.
In all honesty, this list is the edited version. I really could go on and on about the things we should be able to expect from Sotomayor, but never seem to get.
Sotomayor led the way by putting that large, socialist foot she shoes every day, squarely in both cheeks of her mouth. Mind you, this is a Supreme Court justice whose actions influence all of us, and she is not elected, and she serves for life. Wow! Just listen to what dumb sounds like in her own words:
Please scroll down to the Greg Price twitter retweet:
Under no circumstances do I believe anything CNN produces is anything but progressive propaganda. However, I’m including this CNN fact check video to illustrate two things that are blatantly obvious. Watch first:
1 – Believe it or not, CNN is actually calling her out on the lie. But as always, they have an agenda and it is not to report the truth. This leads to my second point.
2 – They redeem themselves to the left when they spread progressive pox by instructing her exactly how she could have structured her false statements into mischaracterized facts. Listen to the nonsense again, and consider the filter CNN uses to propagandize.
She also seems to be ignorant as to the constitutional delineation between state’s rights vs. federal rights. I briefly heard it on a Newsmax clip, but I can’t find the audio anywhere. Do you think big tech has something to do with that?
A few days ago I see Joe Biden and Bill Nye (the science guy?) promoting Joe’s Build Back Better Bill on TV. The contrast of Joe Biden, The Clueless, standing next to Bill Nye, The Science Guy, caught my attention. So, I hit the rewind button on the remote and watched the whole thing. Yuck.
Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s strange to the point of being oddly silly. Yes, it deserves all the slams and critical humor our dysfunctional mainstream media can muster. But then, I had a BDBE (Bus Driver Brain Eruption).
As an adult, when I think of science guys, names like Einstein, Tesla, Hawking, Asimov, and Greene come to mind. I do not think Bill Nye. If I were a boy of say five or six, yeah—Bill Nye, The Science Guy might be front and center “cuz he’s the coolest,” like Joe’s BBBB.
I concede that it’s hard to watch but … check it out anyway. Why? I’ll tell you after you watch the video. It’s actually somewhat deviant and devious all at the same time.
Is Joe really there or is he PhotoShopped?
Who are they selling this cool Build Back Better Bill to? Most adults don’t think of Bill Nye as a real Science Guy. I doubt that most scientists and college professors do either. I think by the time you get to middle school, Bill Nye is only a science guy to your little brother or sister.
Is the Biden Administration so desperate for a sympathetic ear that it has to target five-year-olds? Isn’t brainwashing the kind of thing child molesters do (the deviant part)? By doing it in front of the whole world using social media (the devious part), doesn’t that border on the absurd?
If Joe had any real self-awareness …. Well, he should be embarrassed. Sadly for us, he’s probably proud.
Manslaughter – Oxford High School Shooting (Detroit, Michigan)
First and foremost:
My condolences to the families who lost children. There is nothing that I can say to ease your pain ….. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Right from the start, I’d like to make one thing perfectly clear. Guns do not kill. People do. Saying guns kill is like saying automobiles kill. If you’re too dense to comprehend this fact, you aren’t going to be able to grasp the concepts of this post.
Obviously, it’s too early to make a guilty or innocent judgment, the arraignment was just this morning, and the trial has yet to occur. However, at some point in the future, we’ll know the answer. And then what? Live Die Repeat. Did we forget Columbine and Parkland?* Here it is, happening again.
It’s too early to decide guilt or innocence, but based on what we know today, it’s not too early to express opinions.
In broad strokes, this is what we know:
Ethan Crumbley is a psychologically disturbed teenager who is accused of committing a heinous adult crime. His mental condition was no secret: his parents knew, the school administration knew, the student body knew, and Ethan himself, knew.
Ethan’s father, James, purchased an early Christmas present for Ethan: the gun used in the Oxford School shooting.
Ethan’s mother, Jennifer, took him target shooting and had prior knowledge of Ethan’s desire to obtain more ammunition for his gun.
My RBDBE question of the day is this. Why would parents of a child like Ethan ever buy him a gun and then, do everything in their power to make him proficient at using it?
Let’s go back to my guns and cars analogy. Maybe your child has a congenital heart condition, or epilepsy, or is legally blind, or for some other reason, simply can’t operate a motor vehicle safely. The one thing you wouldn’t do is buy your kid a car for Christmas.
That said. Here comes the most disturbing part of my RBDBE.
Why did Ethan’s parents buy him a gun when they knew he was mentally unstable? Why would they train him to use it? Why would they facilitate his purchase of ammunition? The only thing that makes sense to me is Manslaughter by Proxy.
What do I mean by that? If James and Jennifer want to commit a crime, but insulate themselves from the consequences, what better way than to get a kid to do it? It’s like hiring an assassin to kill your ex-husband because you can’t, or won’t, pull the trigger yourself. Plus, minor children have added protections under the law.
Why would James and Jennifer want their kid to shoot up a High School and kill innocent children? I have no earthly clue. But look at what they did, and what they didn’t do.
Mark my words. There’s something sinister here.
PS – I firmly believe that children can be taught to use firearms correctly. Just like children are capable of learning to drive, they’re also capable of learning to shoot. But that’s not true of all children and it’s the parent’s job to figure it out. Contrast the Crumbley’s to the Rittenhouse’s. It really is that simple: Ethan Crumbley … bad, Kyle Rittenhouse … good. My hope is that the American justice system works again.
PSS – Live Die Repeat courtesy: Edge of Tomorrow. FYI, I’m not a huge Tom Cruise fan. But have you noticed how most of his more successful character portrayals, are not very WOKE in nature? Hmmm.
* Also, I do think the school administrators were negligent and culpable. Should there be lawsuits? Absolutely. But we’re talking second and third lines of defenses here. The first line of defense rests with the parents. James and Jennifer Crumbley needed to be arrested, charged, and now prosecuted.
James and Jennifer Crumbley parents of Ethan Crumbley
Last week Joe Biden announced that he was going to release 50 million barrels of oil from America’s SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) to help rein in gas and heating oil prices for Thanksgiving.
YAY! —Joe’s actually doing something.
I went to work the next morning thinking that something didn’t make sense about the SPR release, but… Fortunately, I had ten hours of blissful bus driving to contemplate the ramifications of Joe’s wondrous deed.
One of the first things to cross my layperson’s mind was a question. With the price of oil skyrocketing, why would a president put our collective security (the USA) at risk by squandering the SPR? We need that oil for real emergencies, not those manufactured by Biden’s ineptitude.
Then, it occurred to me that the reason he did it was simple. It’s easy. It’s also meaningless. While 50 million barrels sounds like a lot of oil to you and me, those in-the-know, know that America burns through 50 million barrels every two days, give or take 12 hours depending on things like holidays or weather conditions. When I say those in-the-know, that should include the Biden administration but obviously doesn’t.
So 50 million barrels is meaningless, and the proof is there for all to see. What’s the price of gas today? Hmmm? Biden doesn’t care whether you pay $4 or $5 a gallon at the pump. The important thing for him is being able to say that he did something. Besides, when no one is looking, the Biden administration will just buy back that 50 million barrels and Bob’s-Your- Uncle.
I promised an RBDBE, and here it is. It’s something that I haven’t heard anyone report on, so I’ll do my best to throw it out there myself.
Today, under Biden’s dysfunctional economy, the price of oil is just over $83 a barrel. Back in the summer of 2020, during the Trump economic success story, the price of oil bottomed out at just over $12 a barrel. Folks, I’m not making this up. You can fact-check it for yourself if you need to, but if you drive a car or buy just about anything, you know it’s true.
Under President Trump, we purchased oil for $12 a barrel times 50 million barrels =
Under Joe Biden, we purchase oil for $83 a barrel times 50 million barrels =
Millions to Billions: Biden’s 50 Million Barrel SPR release is meaningless from every angle except one, more inflation.
PS – At this point, we have to ask ourselves an increasingly vital question. Is the Biden administration entirely inept, or is it entirely adept—at being un-American?
*If this is your first time, RBDBE is a Random Bus Driver Brain Eruption.
Most of the time, I have no idea what I’m going to write about until I sit down and write it. But today, I did. Does 52 million barrels ring a bell? Then, I turned on the TV and surprise-surprise, oil was no longer a headline.
The headline for today: there’s a new covid variant (omicron)* out there and Biden is starting the covid protocols all over again, beginning with travel bans. We’re just following the science I’m sure. Except, the scientists have already said travel bans don’t work once the virus is out. And guess what? Biden is more than a day late (more like two weeks) and more than a few common sense short.
1 – While travel bans may work in the beginning when a virus or a variant is discovered, Biden’s travel ban is just like all other Biden plans, too little—too late. Unless it involves government spending, then, too little—too late, is an oxymoron.
2 – If we’re going to name variants using the Greek alphabet, then what happened to Xi? Oh, maybe China’s President Xi doesn’t like the coincidental spelling. You know, just like he didn’t like covid being called the Wuhan or Chinesevirus.
Covid and its variants are going to be around in perpetuity. Why? Covid is the perfect excuse for government over-reach and excessive regulation. People are afraid of it. Ask yourself a question. Why don’t we have travel bans for Flu outbreaks? The Flu mutates more, it’s just as contagious (if not more), and it kills more.
Let’s face it folks. Until we change this government, Biden will continue on his path of failure because that’s all he’s good at—failing.
Do you remember the Carter Malaise back in the 70’s? That’s our future, and Joe is proudly leading the way with excessive government regulation, taxation, high fuel costs, and inflation. The cure for Jimmy Carter was Ronald W. Reagan. The cure for Joe Biden is Donald J. Trump.
*Omicron was discovered almost two weeks ago.
PS – 52 million barrels are coming to a post near you. But I’m rapidly running out of daylight, and this bus driver needs to drive a lawnmower.
I started my day with joy and vigor. Why? It was the anticipation of finally having time to participate in my favorite pastime, writing about current events. I know it’s a weird pastime … but it’s me.
However, there’s a problem. The news cycle happens so fast that, try as I may, it’s simply impossible for me to keep up. I have to work 40 hours a week and by the time I can get to the keyboard, what was news yesterday, is not only old today, it’s forgotten.
Part of the problem lies in the sheer number of screw-ups that Joe Biden is capable of making.
The only thing Biden does well is fail. Interestingly, Biden doesn’t seem to fail at failing.
Hmmm. Sounds like the subject of a future post.
Anyway, my apologies if my posts seem to be playing catch-up with the headlines. Like I said, I’m doing my best.
PS – Today’s post was supposed to be about Biden’s release of SPR oil. I’ll get to it soon. In the meantime, there’s my next post.
I just so happened to be looking at an old post I wrote back in October titled The Art of Not Saying when I came across this. Fauci said that the spread of covid wasn’t caused by immigrants. His exact words, “This is not driven by immigrants.”
Again he was referring to the spread of Covid-19, and he was absolutely right. Click on the link above to find out why. Don’t worry. It’s a quick read.
Why am I bringing this up again? I think it’s the same logic being used by the Biden administration when they say the Build Back Better/Hyper-Inflation Bill won’t cost a penny and will actually reduce inflation.
I had two RBDBE’s about this while driving last week, but they turned out to be duds. I never figured out the hook. How are they contorting the words so that it isn’t a lie? They had me stumped. So much so, that I started to worry because maybe, just maybe, there isn’t a hook.
If there isn’t a hook then, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Could it be true?
What do you think?
Would you believe any of them?
Where’s the Truth?
PS – Alas, while typing this post, I had another RBDBE, and this one didn’t fizzle. The answer is as terrible as it gets for democrats and the facts.
They simply don’t care that they have to lie about their ideology and policies. So they do. Whether it’s the border crisis, Americans left behind in Afghanistan, inflation, Hunter’s ties to the CCP, just lie about it until something else comes along to lie about.
Shoo….. Thank God for RBDBE’s.
PPS – Democrat Senators, are you smart enough to listen? Your Representative Brethren in the House did not.
A big part of that is attributed to the courage of the jurors. Their collective determination not to be intimidated by domestic terrorist groups and liberal media sycophants is the reason our system works. Also, kudos to Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder for his professionalism. Without him, a fair trial would’ve been impossible.
It’s the subject for a future post but the blatant violation of Kyle Rittenhouse’s civil rights by Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger,* is just the beginning of what I think should be a long list of actionable lawsuits (Biden is in there too).
But now we have a bigger problem. The true Domestic Terrorists (a.k.a. BLM, Antifa, CNN, MSNBC, and Joy Behar) didn’t get the decision they wanted so now they have to riot. They didn’t just threaten to, they promised.
The problem is out of control and we have to put an end to it now. Kyle Rittenhouse can’t be the only one to stand up for average Joes and Janes. Kyle is the example, not the rule. We—the average, have to pick up the charge and stand for what’s right.
It’s worth every minute, so please watch this video.
Why is it that when conservatives protest, it’s a riot? When progressives riot, it’s a protest?
For the left, ends always justify the means. When it comes to breaking the law, destroying businesses, and invading neighborhoods: it’s not wrong … it’s just what the left does. They know that their ideology is flawed, so they need to force it.
It’s Modus Operandi (their standard operating procedure) to go out in the streets and foment chaos while armed with guns, Molotov cocktails, bricks, bottles, and now—skateboards. They have no concern for who they injure or kill because there aren’t any repercussions; no arrest, no charges brought by district attorneys like Tom Binger, no trial, and no jail time.
Did you see it in the video? Gaige Grosskreutz points a loaded gun at Kyle Rittenhouse. Why isn’t he being charged?
At this time of the year (especially), it’s important to recognize a simple truth. God created the United States of America and gave it to each and every American; a genuine and unique gift that comes with the responsibility to preserve and protect it for all, and for all time. If we lose track of this, God’s gift can be taken away.
*FYI, Thomas Binger is the one who brandished an AR-15 in the courtroom. Then, in an absolute demonstration of pure genius (lack thereof), pointed it at the jury with his finger on the trigger. Did he take his cues from Alec Baldwin?