You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Name one good thing Joe Biden has done

Look. I know it’s only been a year, but six months into the Biden rein of incompetency, most of us were asking, could it get any worse.

And then the BLM/ANTIFA riots happened.

And then Afghanistan happened.

And then the crime wave happened. And then runaway inflation happened. And then the Putin/Xi accord happened. And then Americans, even those who actually (not figuratively) voted for Joe Biden stopped asking if it could get any worse. They already knew the answer. Instead, they started asking what’s next.

Yet, there are still Biden supporters who can’t see the naked emperor. I work with one. He’s a good guy.  Also, he knows that I write this blog, but because he’s a staunch progressive and liberal to his core, he refuses to read anything I write. I can safely publish this post knowing that he (let’s call him Bernie) and I will still be friends.

The other day at work, we were talking about Joe. Why? Because there’s a TV in the employee lounge and Bernie never misses an opportunity to tune in CNN. They were talking about some nonsense or another, and I happened to blurt out, “Name one thing Joe Biden has done right.”

Bernie laughed that sarcastically demeaning way all liberals do when someone from the right speaks. Then he says, “Biden stopped the war!”

Bernie is older than me, and I consider him a friend even though he’d be a communist if he were truly honest with himself. Still, he’s older, and out of respect, I do my best to give him as much leeway as possible.

    I simply said, “No, he didn’t.”

    Bernie did his liberal laugh again. “Yes, he did—he ended a twenty-year war.”

    “NO. Joe didn’t end the war.”

    “Oh yes, he did.”

    “No, he didn’t.” At this point, it was time for me to leave because there was only one thing left for me to say. “I’m running late. Gotta go guys. Drive safely out there.” I started to walk away.

    There were the normal return salutations, You Too, Be Safe, Have a Good One, and then there was Bernie and his ideology. “Remember! No more war … No War!”

What I wanted to say, but didn’t, out of respect for Bernie, was this. “Joe Biden didn’t end a war; he surrendered it. There’s a big difference. It’s why there are still American hostages in Afghanistan. It’s why the Taliban had a big victory parade with 85 billion dollars worth of our military equipment. It’s why Putin and Xi are becoming so aggressive on the world stage. Biden didn’t end a war; he laid the groundwork for a new one.”

In hindsight, maybe I should have said something. But it wouldn’t have registered with good ole Bernie, so I didn’t risk an argument.

Suffice it to say, Joe has driven America off the road and fallen asleep at the wheel with his foot on the accelerator. He’ll never learn to do what’s right for anyone but himself. And Bernie? Good ole Bernie will never learn to see the naked emperor cloaked in communist ideology.

Old dogs—no New tricks.

Name one good thing Joe Biden has done.

Bus Driver Stories_Big Red’s Planetary FU

Another Passenger Folly

In yesterday’s post, I hinted at a second entertaining story courtesy of my passengers, and here it is.

But first, let me set the scene. It was a clear and crisp day. The kind of day people pay good money to experience during Florida’s winter.

FYI—For all you northeast liberals: I’m a conservative, and just like everything else I say, I just lied about the weather. The truth is the weather sucks. Also, mask and vax mandates, Joe’s build back better (or for worse) plan, and defunding the police, are huge successes. So stay right where you are, and keep on voting for politicians like AOC and Joe Biden.

Now, back to setting the scene:

My bus is a full fare bus which means $1.50 buys you a seat. There are qualified discounts, but first, you must qualify. We also have free-fare bus routes for people who live in certain areas. For this story, we’ll say that people from Tim-Buck-Too (fictitious) qualify to ride these free routes, but again, the route I drive is not free, so that doesn’t apply.

My route is a big loop, approximately one hour long. On this particular loop, I arrived at one of my stops with an empty bus and slightly ahead of schedule. One passenger was waiting to board, so I knelt the bus and opened the doors.

Big Red, as we will affectionately call him for obvious reasons (he’s big and has red hair), boards my bus and feeds a dollar into the farebox. Then, he continues to his seat as though he paid the full fare. To do it right takes practice because you need to do it fast, and in one swift motion. It’s the first rule of bad ridership. If you don’t do it right, you have to stop, allowing the driver an opportunity to catch you shorting the fare. Big Red was an expert, and as such, made his way to the rear of the bus. He figured that he got away with it again (Dumb driver), mistake number one.

I waited until he got comfortable in the back seat of my 40-foot bus. Why? Because I’m not as dumb as I look and this isn’t my first rodeo. “Excuse me, sir. The fare is $1.50.” Big Red pretended not to hear me—standard operating procedure for experienced riders. But I wasn’t deterred and repeated, “Sir, the fare, it’s a $1.50.”

    “Oh. I didn’t know. I never rode the bus before, and everyone said it was a dollar.”

    Mistake number two, I know he’s an experienced rider but I played along. “No sir. This is a full-fare bus and it’s a $1.50.”

Big Red didn’t like being challenged like that, so he forgot the second rule of bad ridership; when the driver expects you to come to the front of the bus for any reason, always walk as slow as possible. Remember, the driver has a schedule to keep. But Big Red let his temper get the best of him and charged to the front. “Since when is it a $1.50? I always pay a dollar.”

Mistake number three. He just said that he was a new rider. I ignored this mistake as well and pointed to the front of the farebox. “What does it say?” When Big Red finished reading, he just stood there like a statue. So, I repeated, “What does it say?”

    He hadn’t figured out a response yet, so he told the truth. “It says a $1.50 but ….. Oh. Wait. What if I’m from Tim-Buck-Too?” If he was a new rider, how would he know about Tim-Buck-Too? Mistake number four.

    I looked him straight in the eye and said, “I don’t care if you’re from Pluto. This is a full-fare bus.”

   He shot back with the smartest-ass answer he could muster, “What if I’m from Uranus (pronounce your anus)?”

How did Uranus end up on its side? We’ve been finding out | Salon.com

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   I’m an experienced driver, and insults like this don’t really faze me one way or the other. So I said with a smile, “Then you’ll have to get off my bus.”

He wasn’t expecting that response, especially attached to a big smile. It caught him off guard because he was trying to anger me and it didn’t work. He paid the 50 cents and went back to his seat wondering what the hell just happened.

Here’s another FYI. Drivers are still required to wear Biden-Masks even though passengers are not. How does that make any sense? I don’t know. Anyway, I repositioned it so it could finally serve a function, help hide my laughter.

By the time we got to the end of the route, Big Red wanted to get off the bus to smoke a cigarette before continuing. The route ends and begins at a transfer stop where we wait five minutes while passengers change buses. On his way off the bus, he stops and asks, “Is it okay if I go smoke a cigarette?”

    I’m still trying to hold back laughter, “Sure.”

He didn’t realize it, but the joke was on him and every time he opened his mouth, I had to struggle not to laugh. He saw that I wasn’t angry, and for the life of him, he didn’t know why. The more he thought about it the more he started to worry. Then, he realized that he was physically off the bus and earlier I mentioned something about him having to get off my bus. I could see it on his face. He was really confused and getting more concerned by the minute.

It was time for me to stretch my legs. As I got off the bus, I walked past him and started to make my way down the loading deck towards the security guard. Big Red saw this and panicked. Then, he did the only thing he could. “Driver! I’m sorry about that Uranus remark.”

    I turned back, “Why? I thought you meant it as a joke.”

    Big Red was at a loss. “Uh, I did.”

    “Well, that’s how I took it. If you didn’t mean it as a joke, you’re walking.”

    “No. No. It was totally a joke.”

    “Good.”

I wasn’t trying to get the security guard’s attention, I just happened to walk in his direction. He looked at me and asked, “What’s that about?”

    “I’ll tell you later.” And then, I walked to the other side of my bus and cracked up laughing until it was time to go.

——-

In case you missed the joke, when my passenger posed the question, “What if I came from Uranus (pronounced your anus)?” He quite literally called himself a piece of shit.

A Big Red Piece of Shit.

Sometimes, the hardest part of my job is keeping a straight face.

Bus Driver Stories_Mattie and Gert

Outrageous but not atypical.

It was a somewhat slow news week, so my political muse was nowhere to be found. Let’s face it, Joe Biden falling asleep during meetings or reading the teleprompter instructions as part of his speech, just isn’t newsworthy anymore. How sad is that?

Fortunately for us, my passengers came to the rescue.

Let’s start with the most recent episode of passenger outrageousness.

I picked up two old ladies on an errand to someplace or another, the actual destination is irrelevant. Of the two, one seemed to be the caregiver (supervisor) of the other. We will call the caregiver Matilda and the other Gertrude. I don’t know their real names and (for legal purposes) these names are fictitious.

Mattie and Gert finally get themselves seated after only five or six minutes. When it comes to the elderly or children, I try not to move the bus until they sit. FYI, I was on schedule before I picked them up.

Of course, it didn’t take long before Mattie shouts, “Are we going to make it to the mall on time?” Keep in mind, she was seated in the middle of a loud, crowded bus, and I heard the question clear as a bell. But I chose to ignore it because passengers aren’t supposed to talk to the driver, especially when he’s driving.

For Mattie, rules are no obstacle whatsoever. She simply turned up the volume a few hundred decibels and repeated, “Driver, are we going to make it to the mall on time?”

“No ma’am. We’re now five or six minutes late.”

Gert chimes in, “What did he say?”

“He said we’re five or six minutes late.”

I expected Gert to go ballistic, but she didn’t. She just said, “Oh.”

About a minute later Gert says something to Mattie that was completely garbled. Mattie ignored it the way I initially ignored her. And just like Mattie, Gert was not deterred. With the volume turned up a few notches, Gert says, “My ass is slimy.” The whole bus heard it except for Mattie, who happened to be sitting right next to her.

“What did you say?”

“My ass is slimy.”

“What?”

“My ass is slimy.”

“Your ass is shinny?”

“No! My ass is slimy.”

“Your ass is grimy?”

“MY – ASS – IS – SLIMY!”

“Oh.”

And that’s how they left it for a minute or two. Then, Mattie shouts out, “How did your ass get slimy?”

“I don’t know. It just is.”

That wasn’t good enough for Mattie. “How do you not know how your ass got slimy? I’d know how my ass got slimy — if my ass was slimy.” Mattie shook her head in disbelief. “How do you not know? You gotta know.”

“I already told you, I don’t.”

“You gotta know.”

Gert tried to defend herself, “How the hell am I supposed to know? I can’t see it.”

“You don’t have to see it to know. You can feel it. How did your ass get slimy?”

“I – DON’T – KNOW.”

Mattie wasn’t satisfied and attempted to delve deeper.

“Did you pee yourself?”

“No.”

“Did you shit yourself?”

“No.”

“Well, it’s got to be one or the other. Which one is it? How’d you get a slimy ass?”

Gert defended, “You think you know everything. Well, you don’t. You’re wrong. It doesn’t have to be one of those. Maybe I just got a slimy ass.”

“You can’t just have a slimy ass.”

“Why not?”

Gert was enjoying Mattie’s frustration, and when I looked at her in the passenger mirror, she was looking back with a shit-eating-smirk. And then, I had a BDBE, Oh God.

Mattie couldn’t hold back anymore, she burst out, “You’re lying. Either you pissed yourself or you shit yourself, and you’re too stupid to know which is which.”

Gert shouted, “No. I’m not stupid. You’re stupid. I’m not lying either, and I can prove it. I didn’t shit or piss myself. I did both.”

The two were quiet for the rest of the trip.

Thank the Lord for Depends.

What an Odd Production

Joe Biden and Bill Nye, the Science Guy

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.

@billnye

Consider the following… #infrastructure is cool.

♬ original sound – Bill Nye

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.

50 Million Barrels

What does that really mean?

There’s a RBDBE …*

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.

Joe, is that your I’ve got gas face, or I just made another boom-boom face?

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 =

$600 Million

Under Joe Biden, we purchase oil for $83 a barrel times 50 million barrels =

$4.15 Billion

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

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.

Two points:

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 Chinese virus.

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.

Just a Note to My Followers

I’m doing my best.

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.

The Art of Not Saying (II)

What they want you to think

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.

Thank the Lord

Justice is served and served well

for Kyle Rittenhouse and his family

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.

Kyle Rittenhouse attorney releases video in self-defense claim (nypost.com)

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?

Kyle Rittenhouse Alleged Victim’s ‘Only Regret Was Not Killing The Kid,’ ‘Emptying Entire Mag Into Him’ – National File

To sum it up as only a lowly Bus Driver can:

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?

What’s Going On…Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Transportation, Energy, looming Banking Crisis

Under President Donald J. Trump we didn’t have ships waiting to offload our holiday goods. If we did, Trump’s Transportation Secretary would fix the problem or be fired. Under President Donald J. Trump we didn’t have an energy crisis. If we did, Trump’s Energy Secretary would fix the problem or be fired. And under President Donald J. Trump we would never fear a future banking crisis because President Trump would never nominate a communist to be the new banking regulator.

Could the current president be any more inept? The country is in crisis and Biden’s transportation Secretary is nowhere to be found; Biden’s Energy Secretary thinks it’s funny that gas prices are going through the roof; and Saule Omarova, Joe Biden’s nominee for the Comptroller of the Currency said unequivocally that she wants small businesses to go bankrupt. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.

It doesn’t happen often but I’m: