Real personal income is on its longest stretch of negative growth in history. By far. pic.twitter.com/L2neCgCmvM— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) September 30, 2022
ITEM 1: Blogger LawDog pooh-poohed the idea that we sabotaged the Nordstream pipelines. It was down for maintenance and Russians are as good at maintenance as they are at military operations.LawDog wrote, "In my experience when anything involving energy-industry hydrocarbons explodes … well, sabotage isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. And honestly, when it comes to a pipeline running natural gas under Russian (non)maintenance, an explosion means that it’s Tuesday. Or Friday. Or another day of the week ending in Y."'
He also said, "No military is going to arrange for two pipes in the same general area to be destroyed 17 hours apart. Not without some Spec Ops guy having a fit of apoplexy. One pipe goes up in a busy shipping lane, in a busy sea, and everyone takes notice. Then you wait 17 hours to do the second — with 17 hours for people to show up and catch you running dirty? Nah, not buying it.
"The Nord pipelines weren’t in use. To me, that means it’s time for maintenance! Hard to maintain pipes when product is flowing.
"Pipelines running methane, under saltwater, require Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services quicker than you’d think, and more often than you’d believe.
"I would bet a cup of coffee that any of the required weekly and monthly checks and services since the Russians took over have been pencil-whipped."
Makes sense to me.
But the appearance that Navy SEALs did this is useful. As Saul Alinsky observed, "Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."
ITEM 2: Trump-appointed Fifth Circuit Judge James Ho answered the attacks by Yale Law students on conservatives by telling the Federalist Society he won't hire Yale grads as law clerks.
Ho said, "Starting today, I will no longer hire law clerks from Yale Law School, and I hope that other judges will join me as well. I certainly reserve the right to add other schools in the future. But my sincere hope is that I won’t have to."
National Review called the suggestion misguided. It is part of its fight fire with Twizzlers philosophy.
NR said, "Conservatives should and must seek to change the culture at Yale and other institutions of higher learning, but at first glance, Ho’s means appear to send us down a long road toward a dubious solution that will punish innocent people in the interim."
It's illiberalism, NR cried. It reminds me of Sylvester the Cat's son decrying hunting as inhuman.
Sylvester reminded him that they were not humans.
ITEM 3: Media polls showing a close midterm are lying.
Trafalgar nailed it.
NEW POLL: Trafalgar Group— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 28, 2022
2022 Generic Congressional Ballot
Republicans 51.3% (+5.7)
⚪ Sept 25-27
⚪ 1,084 likely voters
⚪ MoE ±2.9%
⚪ Sample: D39/R36/I25https://t.co/YvHuOJQeZI pic.twitter.com/0FAkjLwTHq
Look, you do not get Biden at 39% approval without bringing his fascist party down with him.
ITEM 4: The New York Post reported, "Rite Aid bosses blame out-of-control NYC shoplifting for $5 million revenue hit."
Electing a cop to be mayor did not stop crime. It accelerated it.
ITEM 5: Politico reported, "The U.S. on Friday unveiled a raft of new sanctions against top Russian officials after Vladimir Putin declared that four provinces of Ukraine would become Russian territory, warning of severe financial costs for anyone who supports the move.
"Among those sanctioned are top officials of the Russian central bank, including Governor Elvira Nikolaevna Nabiullina, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Valentinovich Novak."
Ukraine is a de facto member of NATO now. Actual membership is a done deal.
You can see why Zelensky wanted Trump impeached.
Remember, for every billion taxpayers give to Ukraine, $10 million comes back in bribes to the children of Biden and other politicians. Don't think of it as a war. Think of it as a means to keep the hookers and blow flowing to Hunter Biden.
ITEM 6: CNBC reported, "A year ago, before Facebook had turned Meta, the social media company was sporting a market cap of $1 trillion, putting it in rarefied territory with a handful of U.S. technology giants.
"Today the view looks much different. Meta has lost about two-thirds of its value since peaking in September 2021. The stock is trading at its lowest since January 2019 and is about to close out its third straight quarter of double-digit percentage losses. Only four stocks in the S&P 500 are having a worse year."
Zuckerbucks helped Democrats keep Trump from serving his second term.
Ah but wait. There's more Trumpenfreude. The four companies that did worse include Netflix.
ITEM 7: Zero Hedge reported, "Shares of US auto dealers cratered today after CarMax’s Q2 reported catastrophic results which wildly missed estimates, sparking concern about the whole group. EPS of only 79 cents, almost half the $1.40 consensus estimate, shocked markets, while net sales of $8.14 billion also missed expectations. The stock lost a quarter of its value on Thursday."
The used car market is cratering.
It is all part of Biden's plan to make America as feeble as he is.
ITEM 8: KTRK reported, "A Houston couple got more than they bargained for after buying gun storage cases online.
"The couple, who did not want to be identified, thought they were buying 100 empty gun storage cases from a military surplus website to resell on eBay."
But a dozen M16s were inside the storage cases.
They called the feds. The ATF and the FBI are investigating.
ITEM 9: Techno Fog reported, "Court orders production of Seth Rich laptop."
The story said, "This case involves a multi-year fight by attorney Ty Clevenger to obtain records relating to the FBI/DOJ investigation of Seth Rich, particularly whether Rich was involved in the hack of the DNC or had communicated with Wikileaks."
An Obama judge. Rich was a Bernie Bro. The leaks revealed the fix was in to nominate Hillary.
ITEM 10: NBC reported, "New York City’s Commission on Human Rights says it is closely monitoring allegations of sexual misconduct and racial discrimination against Michael J. Cohen, who was long a gatekeeper in the city’s gay nightlife scene.
"NBC News reported last month that nine men had accused Cohen of a range of unwanted sexual conduct, including accusations that he groped or pressured men to have sex or to send nude photos. In addition, NBC News reported that eight people had accused Cohen or staff members of Motel 23, the New York gay bar Cohen owns, of treating some men of color and women differently from white men, including charging them more to enter. Cohen denied the accusations of misconduct and discrimination."
By monitoring, the agency means it read the story and hopes it blows over.
ITEM 11: Matthew Continetti wrote, "Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida upended the electoral cycle. His one simple trick: sending a plane of Venezuelan asylum-seekers to Martha's Vineyard. Suddenly, Democratic-friendly topics vanished from the headlines. Abortion, student loans, and Mar-a-Lago disappeared from cable news chyrons. They were replaced by controversy over an issue—border security—that favors the GOP.
"The stunt was a public relations coup. It reset the national debate. It sent the left into a frenzy. And it boosted DeSantis's star power at just the right moment.
"The timing was important. DeSantis's move coincided with an increase in GOP Senate advertising. Between September 5 and September 26, according to AdImpact data reported by NBC News, Republicans outspent Democrats on the air in eight of nine competitive Senate races. Arizona was the exception."
On September 22, I wrote, "DeSantis just cost Biden the midterms."
Coming up next: The CPI report on October 13 and the first GDP report on the third quarter.
Ask yourself: Are you better off now than you were two years ago?
ITEM 12: The Hill reported, "Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) on Friday called for new Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill after top House Democrats scrapped plans to vote on legislation banning lawmaker stock trading."
It is Election Day ethics. Real Clear Politics says her race is a tossup.
ITEM 13: Don't mess with a people who keep alligators as pets.
Spotted in Southwest Florida. Do not mess with these folks - they’re not playing any games! pic.twitter.com/PYvjJoS6Lw— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 30, 2022
ITEM 14: Barron's reported, "Elon Musk’s lawyers have a new point of attack in the billionaire’s efforts to get out of his $44 billion purchase of Twitter While it is too early to say if Musk will be successful, allegations from former head of security Peiter Zatko could bolster Musk’s case, according to legal experts.
"Musk’s lawyers sent a second letter to Twitter seeking to terminate the deal, referring to a whistleblower complaint Zatko filed with Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice. In a filing Tuesday, Musk’s lawyers also requested Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick, the chief judge of the Delaware Chancery Court, to allow him to amend his counterclaims."
Win, lose or draw, Musk pantsed Twitter.
Ironically, the link is to the tweet to allow readers quicker access to the story.
ITEM 15: The first black vice president wants to give black people precedence in hurricane relief.
This is false. @VP's rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance visit https://t.co/x9X8AstnzL or call 1-800-621-3362. https://t.co/idsw1PX86x— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 30, 2022
Let's cut to the chase: She is a racist who plays the skin game as much as Bull Connor did.
ITEM 16: Breitbart reported, "President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Archives and Records Administration failed to make it out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday amid the controversy surrounding the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
"Republican senators focused on the Mar-a-Lago raid during Colleen Shogan’s testimony last Wednesday."
The nomination will be put on hold until Congress reconvenes after the election.
Next year, Republicans should disband the agency because Democrats weaponized it. Any agency that gets political should get axed.
ITEM 17: Just the News reported, "A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia’s election integrity practices requiring voter ID and citizenship checks are legal and constitutional, rejecting arguments of racism and voter suppression from the state’s Democrat nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, just weeks before Election Day.
"U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, an Obama appointee, issued the ruling, after a lengthy trial, handing a major victory to Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who aggressively defended the state’s election integrity laws from a legal assault by Abrams voter group Fair Fight Inc. and other liberals."
The story also said, "Abrams, despite losing on every count, celebrated a 'hard-won victory' after presenting her losing case. 'There's no denying voter suppression under Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger,' she wrote on Twitter."
She is a Hillary-level liar.
ITEM 18: The Associated Press tweeted, "With gas prices averaging $6.30 a gallon in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that oil refineries could start selling more polluting winter-blend gasoline ahead of schedule to ease fuel costs."
That is a sure sign that Democrats in California are worried about the election.
ITEM 19: Just the News reported, "A consortium of four private groups worked with the departments of Homeland Security and State to censor massive numbers of social media posts they considered misinformation during the 2020 election, and its members then got rewarded with millions of federal dollars from the Biden administration afterwards, according to interviews and documents obtained by Just the News.
"The Election Integrity Partnership is back in action again for the 2022 midterm elections, raising concerns among civil libertarians that a chilling new form of public-private partnership to evade the First Amendment's prohibition of government censorship may be expanding."
Prosecute those in government who did this.
ITEM 20: The Daily Wire reported, "North Dakota prosecutors on Friday leveled a murder charge against the man who allegedly ran down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson earlier this month because he was a Republican extremist and had threatened him.
"Shannon Brandt, 41, was arrested in the wee hours of September 18 after police say that he fatally struck Ellingson with his SUV after a street dance in McHenry, North Dakota. Brandt, who police said was drunk and fled the scene, told a 911 operator Ellingson was part of a 'Republican extremist group' and had tried to get him. The politically charged killing in a town of only 64 people drew national headlines."
The story said, "Brandt was initially charged with vehicular homicide and released September 20 from the Stutsman County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond. The new charge was announced Friday by Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster and was the result of an investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Foster County Sheriff’s Department, and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation."
North Dakota has capital punishment.
ITEM 21: Nancy Pelosi said, "We have a shortage of workers in our country. In Florida, some of the farmers and the growers are saying 'why are you shipping these immigrants up North? We need them to pick the crops down here.'"
White Democrats. Wanting people of color to work the plantations since 1828.
ITEM 22: CNBC reported, "McDonald’s is releasing new Happy Meals for adults to recreate ‘one of the most nostalgic experiences.’"
I have a bin of McDonald's Happy Meals toys.
Sounds like a winner.
ITEM 23: NBC reported, "Georgia lawmaker comes out as nonmonogamous: 'I'm in love with two wonderful people.'
"Atlanta City Council member Liliana Bakhtiari, the first queer Muslim person to be elected in Georgia, has two partners, and the three of them plan to build a family."
It no longer is adultery. It is nonmonogamous. Don't be nonmonogamousphobic. With a numbskull media like this, the devil can phone it in.
ITEM 24: I hate promoting Bill Maher but this highlight needed to be shared.
"I grew up in a country where I was told that, if you show your hair, you're gonna go to jail, you will receive lashes, you will get killed like #MasahAmini. But here, they tell me that, 'Shh, if you talk about this you're going to cause Islamophobia...'" – @AlinejadMasih #RTWBM pic.twitter.com/SN2Ir3uVlr— Real Time with Bill Maher (@RealTimers) October 1, 2022
The left fears the truth.
FINALLY, I almost couldn't watch it.
We lose 21 a day.
Men can be close—very close, like brothers, and even closer than brothers.— Michael Foster (@thisisfoster) September 30, 2022
Deep down, all men long for this brotherhood.
It's because we need each other. We need other men who get it.
We were not meant to fight this fight alone. pic.twitter.com/DqJl5Ou28x