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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Price of eggs and the FBI

The new Consumer Price Index came out today. The Bogus Biden administration is touting its 8.5% inflation as the greatest achievement since the discovery of Gold in California because that was down from a 40-year high of 9.1% a month ago.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House spokeswoman, tweeted, "We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped."

Inflation is down a little, if you don't eat. Food prices rose 13.1%.

As the family grocery shopper, I say that is an understatement. Add to that the scarcity of certain products and you increasingly have an eerie Soviet feeling going to the store. How soon before we are spending half our day waiting in line for our daily ration?

The New York Post reported, "Shoppers paid 47% more for eggs last month compared to what they shelled out a year ago, according to the retail analytics firm Information Resources Inc.

"The surge in egg prices was attributed to a mass outbreak of bird flu, which forced American farmers to cull some 30 million birds, including egg-laying hens and turkeys.

"The price of poultry has shot up nearly 11% since last year, according to the Consumer Price Index released Wednesday.

"Eggs aren’t the only supermarket staple to skyrocket in price since last year, according to the analytics firm. Butter has shot up 26%, packaged bread is up 15% and frozen meals were 23% more expensive, data shows

"Consumers of frozen pizza were forced to pay 18% more in July, according to the data cited by Bloomberg News."

This is the biggest leap in food prices in 43 years when Carter was president.

The 47% hike in egg prices means what you paid to buy a dozen last year now gets you 8 eggs.

This is not helping Democrats who worry that Republicans might actually get more votes than Democrats can mail in and win enough Senate seats this year to make life as miserable for Biden as putting on a jacket is.

So a Hail Mary was thrown ahead of the release of the CPI numbers to take the spotlight off inflation. Some genius at the FBI said, let's raid Donald Trump's house.

The Daily Mail reported, "Eric Trump revealed FBI agents refused to hand over the search warrant for their raid on Mar-a-Lago and kicked an attorney off the property in a new, incisive account of the Monday operation at the Florida estate.

"Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, the former president's son said the 30 agents who arrived at the property asked staff to turn security cameras off – but they refused.

"He also said that the attorney was forced to stand at the end of the Mar-a-Lago driveway while the team searched inside -- and allegedly used safe crackers to break into his father's safe. 

"He called the raid another 'coordinated attack' on his father Donald Trump and insisted there is no way President Joe Biden was kept in the dark about the search.

"The latest explosive account comes with the Department of Justice facing mounting pressure to explain what grounds they had for the search.

"Eric said that his father's lawyer Christina Bobb was forced to stand at the end of the Mar-a-Lago driveway throughout the raid.

"'There's 30 agents there,' he recalled of the Monday search in a phone call with DailyMail.com. 'They told our lawyer… you have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security cameras.'

"'They would not give her the search warrant,' he claimed. 'So they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant.'"

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Of course, Trump was not home. It is August. No one who can escape spends August in Florida. It is too hot. Even the alligators try to go someplace cooler. Besides, he had to give a deposition in New York. The FBI knew all this.

The raid was by the same FBI that refused to get Hillary indicted for taking home classified information as secretary of state. Conservative demands for abolishing the FBI rise. 

The Washington Post ran a picture of what the FBI took in its truckloads of boxes.

A closer examination of the haul revealed what some of the classified documents were.

Newspapers.

The FBI sat on Hunter Biden's laptop and never bothered to investigate the incriminating evidence of bribes, drug abuse and porn.

But by golly, President Trump took home newspapers from the office and he will pay! 10 years in the slammer!

Matt Drudge and others fear the raid will help The Donald.

Politico reported, "Republican primaries resumed one day after the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, which appears to have only cemented Donald Trump’s standing in the GOP ahead of 2024.

"Republican strategists working for potential rivals to Trump ahead of the next presidential election were already preparing for the likelihood that he could now clear the field; Republicans across four midterm primary states on Tuesday were rushing to his side."

Politico quoted what it called a Republican strategist who allegedly said the raid "Completely handed him a lifeline. Unbelievable … It put everybody in the wagon for Trump again. It’s just taken the wind out of everybody’s sails."

Maybe that was the plan. Maybe Democrats want him to run again. I don't know. On the question of Trump or DeSantis, I am obnoxiously ambivalent. My wife says Trump is too old. My readers tell me DeSantis is too young.

But what I do know is that the FBI raid looks bad -- especially after 6 years of spying and lying about The Donald. This is a black eye for the bureau, not Trump. Reforms are coming and the separation of Democrat and state is likely.

I also know the FBI raid is not a big story. Sorry. People who follow the news are upset and it gives pundits cud to ruminate in midsummer. But it just doesn't register with people. It's just another wild goose chase by the Never Trumpers.

What does register is the price of eggs. A 47% rise in one year is noticeable. Gasoline dropping below $4 won't offset that because a lot of old people don't drive. (I am down to 5,000 miles a year and that is with all my topdown day excursions.) But they do eat. And they eat a lot of eggs.

More them half of them voted for Biden in 2020. I don't see them doing that again.

46 comments:

  1. My utility bill arrived today. It's almost 40% more than same time last year - even though I've been very careful to use less AC this summer.

    Increase in food and utilities will put some people over the edge and food prices will be worse in the fall.

    By the way, why the shortage of cornstarch?

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    1. My natural gas is up 50%. Dog food went from $4.99 for five pounds to $8.05 for three and a half. But inflation is at 0% this month!

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    2. Might be that farmers had issues w spring planting due to wet spring, add in higher priced fuel, higher priced fertilizer, and several corn fields near me are fallow.

      Obama passed a law that says so much corn has to go to gas, even though it costs more energy to turn corn into gas than what the result saves. Pretty stupid turning feed for animals and humans into gas but it's 15% or better. Think that takes priority over by law then flour, feed or cornstarch unfortunately.

      This is also happening world wide, in Netherlands and Ski Lanka.

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    3. Duke Energy, my utility source in Indiana, just filed their 2nd rate increase request in four months.

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    4. AES is not any better or Citizens. I was real careful this summer. Luckily the summer could have been much much worse. I think AES requested another rate hike also.

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    5. Corn is being turned into ethanol as an additive to gasoline instead of being made into cornstarch.

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    1. You will need that $30K per month to pay for Bidenflation.

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    2. Wait till heating bills arrive

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    3. Heating bills? luckily we saw what the future was bringing when climate change hoaxer brandon was established and converted our fireplace to a wood burning insert. Now use firewood to heat and furnace hardly ever runs...but really is tough for the city dwellers who can't burn wood.

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  3. "Republican Strategists"
    Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg,Mitt Romney etc.

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  4. If - as expected- this turns into a nothing burger, what do they have left?

    Starts with an “a” & ends with an “n”.

    @ this point I wouldn’t put it past them (ahem - JFK?) That’s what scares the hell out of me.

    Boarwild

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  5. Maybe 50 million voted for Biden.

    Delusional to believe >80 million did.

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  6. Not only is it too hot to stay in Florida in August but we have torrential rains every afternoon. There is now a moat around my front yard but no gators ... yet.

    The FBI raid is a big story to us political freaks but not to the normies who have been hearing "the walls are closing in on Trump" for five years now. The really surprising thing is that there is no one in the FBI smart enough to realize that this is just another nail in their coffin.

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  7. 21 years after 9/11 our country is polarized. 1/2 the country wouldn’t care if a plane flew into Washington NYC Philly Baltimore or Atlanta. When there are 2 rules of law bad things happen. Ask George III.

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    1. No, Jeffery, it's been polarized since the 60s when you and your crowd started trying to tear down this country.

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  8. "More than half of older people voted for Chairman brandon" Really? Then so much for the wisdom that supposedly comes with age.

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    1. Out of 258 million of voting age, maybe 2/3 are registered, maybe 170 mil. So ~50% actually voted. That around 85 million.

      Even older people knew Joe and the Ho were duds.

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    2. There’s no fool like an old fool, is based on fact.

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  9. They also went through Melania's drawers.

    I also know the FBI raid is not a big story.

    So was the stolen election, but the world, including about 80% of America knows it happened. The raid's all over the 'Net and that's what needs to happen.

    And, if you're rationale is right, why do it if they had this great news about inflation?

    Fact is, they know Trump is running and he has the bulk of the Republican (should I say Trumplican?) party behind him, witness how well his endorsed candidates have done in the primaries. They're scared to death this one just won't fly (who have they got to run?). Everybody hates them for what they've done to the economy and a lot of those constituencies they thought were theirs suddenly aren't.

    In Israel, they're calling it the American Kristallnacht (I would have said 1/6/21 was, but who am I to argue?), so maybe Jan 6 was Fort Sumter II or Rancho CarricitosII.

    More them half of them voted for Biden in 2020.

    If Fake News admits 74 million voted for Trump, maybe 10 mil turned out for Brandon.

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    1. PS Fake News (and some real who should know better) has taken to referring to Brandon's "trademark aviator" shades. Trademark only since the last 2 weeks when they released that vid of him slit-eyed for most of it and bug-eyed at the end.

      He's doddering more every day and the meds aren't working. Another reason the Lefties have to try to knock out Trump. He won't make it to November and then the standard bearer is Chlamydia.

      No wonder Jeffery is trying to drown out people on the comment boards.

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    2. I more often than not think your insults would be better kept unsaid, but I think Chlamydia is a thumbs up.

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  10. It is HOT in Florida, has been my 65 years here. I have to change clothes to go places with the Bride every time I do yard work, work on the boat, or just tinker...As for Biden knowing about the raid, Hell No, Biden wasn't told because...it"s Biden!!! That piece of shit isn't told anything. Why tell him, He'll only blurt it out the next time he's in front of a camera. Cue cards, that's all he needs. Then he fucks that up!!! All Biden is, is that picture on the silhouette of the target you are shooting. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    1. They might have told him at 7:30, but he forgot by 8.

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    2. Yeah, it is hot here in Florida, but so what? Everything's air conditioned... businesses, homes, cars etc.

      I'd much rather deal with the summertime heat here than deal with the winter cold, ice, and snow from November until around mid-April in New England, where I grew up.

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    3. You got that right Mark. Grew up in Connecticut but the older I got, the less I could tolerate the snow, ice and cold. Lived in Florida for about 5 years now and I'll never leave. I'll tolerate a couple of months of heat and humidity. Actually, you get used to it. I have no problem working in my yard when it's 95. A lot better then working on your car when it's 10 degrees out.

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  11. I was on the fence regarding voting for DJT if he ran. Citing his age, etc. NO MORE. After this sham raid? I'll vote for him as payback.

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  12. Errrmmmmm.....the "only 8.1%" bee ess plays well with people who do not look at the FIRST year of BidenFlation. July '21 prices were up about 5.5%++ for a two-year BidenFlation of 14%.

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  13. First raid on a former prez in American history? Check

    Escalation in trend to use FBI against opposing political party? Check

    Foreshadows Trump's imprisonment and/or Arkacide? Check

    Received by GOP leadership l and Don Surber with a big yawn? Check

    Don's a fool? We report, you decide.

    Don says no big deal? Check

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  14. An 8-ounce Trader Joe's sourdough boule went up 30 percent to $1.29.

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    1. Walmart's $1 loaf of French or Italian bread to $1.47 in FL

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  15. I used to buy eggs at Aldi or Walmart for $0.71. Now they are $4.29. So, when they talk about eggs being up 47% they be talking about "compound inflation." By my calculation eggs are up over 600%!

    The search took over 9 hours because the evidence planting team arrived late.

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  16. I am not seeing any increase at HEB in TX

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  17. FBI: F'in Blind to Islam. These people have always let terrorist plots slip through their hands but now there is some missing paperwork and it's 30 guys with machine guns going to Florida! They had 20 or so scramble to a Nascar race over a fake noose. I know why they cannot protect this country from islamic extremists...their heart just is not into it. The only thing that gets their blood pumping is the opportunity to crack some skulls of conservatives.

    It is time to stop being polite and outright blame the FBI for each and every terrorist attack that they let slip through their hands. F'in Blind to Islam.

    Eric W.

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  18. Why would they tell staff to turn off the security cameras? That is another red flag.

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  19. Just speaking to egg prices... two years ago we could get a dozen jumbo eggs in the ~$3 range. Now $5. 8 oz Cracker Barrel cheese that had been 3/$10 for years now $6.29 each. Skinless chicken thighs that were$1.99/lb a year ago, now $2.99 on a good day. Bread up. Fresh vegetables up. Don’t even get me started on $12/lb bacon. Or more likely 14 oz.

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  21. Can't decide between Trump or DeSantis in 2024? DeSantis can't run as Trump's VP (both are domiciled in Florida) and, besides, VP would be a huge waste of DeSantis's obvious talents. Trump for President in 2024; DeSantis for Trump's swamp-draining Attorney General.

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  23. Karine Jean-Pierre: "We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped."

    Went to the dentist today. All done. Waiting for the cab at the front door when a Door Dash guy parked and walked into the building to deliver something to another office in the building. Came back out and exploded, saying to me, "That was $87 worth of food and I got a $3 tip!"

    I said to him, "Why not refuse it?" "I can't. They type it in on a computer when they order the food." (All he does is hand the bags to the customer and leaves.)

    "How am I supposed to make money when the $3 won't even pay for my gas?!" (He was driving a wreck, muffler shot).

    I had a five in my breast pocket. "Here. This might help."

    I tipped an electrician $100 and his helper $50 earlier this week (they did excellent work) and their reaction was, basically, "Ok." Ugh.

    This delivery guy was the exact opposite. You'd think that I'd given him a $100 (come to think of it, I wish I had).

    "I've got two kids at home, one's a month old and the other is 3. You have no idea how much I appreciate this!"

    I never talk about this stuff. Well, now's the time to talk about it.

    When Ms. Welfare B*tch in the White House sniffs and says that inflation is 0%, this is infuriating.

    First off, "zero percent" is an obvious, insulting falsehood. The guy's expense (gas) went up 150% (and this is in a state that has gasoline refineries!).

    Second, these people (and some Door Dash customers, cretins, obviously) couldn't care less about people like the Door Dash guy, and there are millions like him.

    What bastards. May they burn in Hell forever.

    Meanwhile, all the *ss-kissing journo-tutes in the WH propaganda room are watching their own salaries' purchasing power evaporate. And they sit there and are silent when they are told that inflation is "0%."

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