Monday, May 17, 2021
After a couple weeks off to say goodbye to our 92-year-old mother, it sure feels like it's 1979 all over again. I saw gas lines on the East Coast, and I have not experienced those since every song on the radio was a disco arrangement. All we need is for a local Chicago DJ to stage a promotion at Comiskey Park to burn disco LP’s.
How did go from 2021 to 1979 so quickly? Well, as we see in this report:
The gas shortage was just one crisis the Biden administration was forced to confront, though.
Less than one week after a devastating jobs report, the U.S. Labor Department revealed that the prices of basic goods and services spiked 0.8% in April alone. That's the largest monthly increase the country has experienced in more than a decade.These crises prompted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to say that Biden is "well on his way to creating another Jimmy Carter economy."
President Biden may soon make President Carter look good. Who knew that it would take 42 years for another Democrat to displace the nice man from Plains, Georgia as the worst president of our lifetimes? To be fair, # 39 had some bad luck whereas # 46 is just totally incompetent.
Why is all of this happening?
Well, if you unconditionally open the border then people will come. Erase the border and the word will get out that there are no borders to respect.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. When did anyone say this: "Vote for me and I'll let 100,000 people walk into the country"? All we heard is that they were going to be more humane. Really? It's humane to create a people-smuggling business for criminal elements south of the border?
Who called it a “Good neighbor policy” to turn Mexico into a Internacional pathway to the US? Did anybody tell the Mexicans? The Mexicans I talk to don’t like it one bit.
Cancel a pipeline and demonize fossil fuels and you will see gasoline prices go up. The increase in gasoline prices is turning into higher food prices, too. All of those trucks delivering foodstuffs and others run on gasoline not green energy.
On the foreign front, show weakness and Iran will give terrorists lots of rockets to shoot at Israel or China will seriously look at taking back Taiwan.
It's all frightening and reminiscent of another time when things got worse before they got better.
We remember May 17:
Hall of Fame: James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was born on May 17. 1903 and played his entire career in the Negro Leagues. Bell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 when many of the Negro League greats were added.
We remember Maureen Paula O'Sullivan who was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, on this day in 1911. She died in 1998. In 1932, Maureen played "Jane" in a "Tarzan" movie along Olympic medal winner Johnny Weissmuller. It was a smash and several more movies followed
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Sunday, May 16, 2021
Baseball great: We say happy birthday to Jack Morris who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on this day in 1955. He became one of the best right handed pitchers of the last 40 years. Morris came up with Detroit in 1977. He won 17 in 1979 and his career really took off after that. Overall, he was a workhorse: 254 wins, 3.90 ERA and 179 Complete Games.
Morris came up with Detroit in 1977. He won 17 in 1979 and his career really took off after that.
Overall, he was a workhorse: 254 wins, 3.90 ERA and 179 Complete Games.
He pitched 2 complete games in the 1984 World Series when Detroit beat San Diego.
We remember him for pitching a classic 1-0 10-inning shutout for Minnesota in game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
He came back and helped Toronto win it all in 1992.
A great pitcher, specially in the post-season: 7-4 and 5 complete games.
A workhorse of a pitcher! One of my favorites!
Morris was inducted into The Hall of Fame in 2018.