Monday, December 13, 2021

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda


week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 12/13 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.....Inflation and the new Biden plan........3 big headaches: Iran Ukraine & Taiwan........The Smollett & Rittenhouse juries and justice......President Biden and approval polls dropping...........Peggy Noonan vs VP Harris........Chris Wallace left Fox News.....Vaccine mandates vs courts.......Texas abortion law survives again......DOJ vs Texas maps...........
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Monday’s video: Who is saying that Trump got better media than Biden?


Monday’s video: 
Who is saying that Trump got better media than Biden? 
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Triple attack on the family budget


(My new American Thinker post)

Some of us remember the last major battle with inflation in the last year of President Jimmy Carter.  It was devastating on families by making everything more expensive, from gasoline to buying a home.   

It looks like the current battle of inflation is just like the old one.   This is from CNBC:   

Housing, transportation and food are generally the three biggest expense categories for the average American household each year, according to the Consumer Expenditures Survey.    

In 2020, housing costs (like rent and utilities) represented about 35% of the average person’s budget. Transportation costs (like vehicle purchases and gasoline) ate up 16% of the budget, and food expenses (groceries and restaurants) another 12%.

The three categories are seeing many cost components increase at their fastest pace in many years.

For example, the “food at home” index (i.e., groceries) rose 6.4% over the past year, the largest 12-month increase since December 2008. Some subcategories like meat, poultry, fish, eggs and beef grew by double digits.

Gasoline prices are also up 58.1%, their largest 12-month increase since April 1980. Household energy costs are up 12.2%. Motor vehicle insurance is up 5.7%.

All that matters is up.  This is why the voters are so angry at President Biden.    

What chance is there that inflation and food prices will drop by election day?  Not good.  Are the voters going to punish Democrats in the midterms?  I think so.

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Happy # 96 Dick Van Dyke




Dick Van Dyke was born on this day in 1925.

Most of us met him through The Dick Van Dyke Show, one of the best sit-coms of the 1960's.   He played Rob Petrie, a TV comedy writer.  His wife was the very pretty Mary Tyler Moore.  It was a great show!

He was also in several other movies, such as "Bye Bye Birdie", "Mary Poppins", and a few others.

Click for The Dick Van Dyke show: HERE!   




Happy # 77 to Fergie Jenkins


We remember Ferguson Jenkins, one of my favorite pitchers.     He was born in Ontario on this day in 1943.

Jenkins won 284 games, completed 267, threw 49 shutouts plus 3,192 K's.    

His best years were with the Cubs (1966-73).   His best season was with Texas in 1974 when he won 25 and completed 29!  What a career!

Wonder how many more games he would have won with a winning team?  

Fergie never played in the post season.   He came close in 1969 but the Cubs blew a lead to the Mets in September.    In 1974, a young Texas team battled for the AL West but lost to Oakland.  

Great pitcher and "innings eater".   Hall of Fame 1991.

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