This morning’s report will fly in two pieces. The first is the usual parade line-up of passing lunacy. The second, about quarter after the hour, will be the Case-Shiller housing data. Like we say in middle America: Dew Drop Inn, again, yah hear?
Spot the Loonies!
In Canada, this is an easy task – find TrueDope, point at Ottawa and Bob’s your uncle. In the Colonies, it’s a bit harder.
Though politicians are mainly cut of the same cloth and suffer the same weave and weft…
But, Trump is also a threat to Trump: When Will Trump Be in Court? These Are the Dates to Watch.
And the Financial Times (paywalled) goes on an “Orange monetization” as we call it, headlining a story Putin, Trump and the meaning of a mafia state. Suggesting Putin and Trump have “godfather-like” similarities demonstrates the lack of news and enterprising that besets journalism today, generally.
We are not the only ones to notice, and begin to make lists of what’s going wrong, however. Comes today a good overview piece: Post-pandemic, world facing gloomy stew of debt, trade wars and poor productivity.
Amazingly, the day after our 60 percent annual energy inflation math lesson in the Watercooler Psychic’s Monday epistle, here’s another echo of the same notion: Rising Gasoline Prices Hit Inflation-Weary Americans.
And it’s not just us wee peons who are sniffing foul times ahead: Buffett Expects Recession, Burry’s Big Short a ‘Good Move’: Steve Hanke.
What is missing from many reports is the “tie-back” to the clowns in power. At what point does inflation which Biden owns (killing energy, emptying the SPR to China, fighting a mindless meat-grinder in Ukraine, and loading Taiwan up for our next proxy war with China while spewing nonsense from government agencies about “freedom” in Niger which coincidentally has 7 percent of the world’s uranium), come back into the voter’s mind and rightly screw him out of a second term?
To us, that’s really the point... What we fear more than anything is a high enough level of bullshit – and maybe even another bioweapon’s release if not nukes – in order to give Slow Joe a flag to wrap himself in. Like the two-bit impression of FDR, Biden’s another bad socialist who needs to be amended out of office.
I’m thinking the 25th Amendment more so than FDR’s 22nd Amendment.
Not joking about Biden’s “split personality” issues since it’s a matter of public record that National Archives acknowledges 5,400 Biden pseudonym emails, faces lawsuit for their release.
The related Tuesday bombshell? Exclusive Emails: Weiss Colluded With DOJ To Thwart Congress (thefederalist.com).
It’s sometimes hard to see – in stories like Trump Shrieks At GOP To Go After Biden: ‘IMPEACH THE BUM – where the American Uniparty in crack-up mode ends and the dyed-in-the-wool Trump hate begins. All to be clarified in time, we surmagine.
(No, it wasn’t a word before, but surmise and imagine overlap, so WTF, let’s use it. Surmagine.)
People in the Tampa area are glued to the weather channels today because of a major tropical storm due to come ashore this week: Idalia bearing down on Tampa and the inner panhandle while Franklin is lounging east of the Bahamas…
Plus, there’s plenty of grist for conspiracy theorists as Contaminated gas in Florida found with diesel fuel as Idalia looms. Coincidence? Occam’s Razor says yes, but let’s not be bound by statistics, shall we? Why, without runaway narcissism, what would happen to social media?
Besides, aren’t there nuclear power plants in the storm track to be thinking about? Did any of them get contaminated fuel for their backup power systems? See, how a much bigger story could be planted in front of all of us without notice?
Tearing Down the Wires
Covid coverup, anyone? EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Who Disclosed Myocarditis Spike in Military After COVID Vaccine Rollout Goes Public | The Epoch Times. Not that we’re surprised, of course.
Vivek has a problem: Eminem asks Republican candidate to not use his music in presidential campaign.
Speaking of expropriation: UC Riverside professor accused of claiming false Cherokee heritage resigns.
Remember the song with lyrics “You talk too much, you worry me to death”? That’s playing softly in background as I read China, U.S. set to hold fresh talks on trade disputes – Raw Story. “You just talk, talk, talk, talk. You talk too much….” God,, Joe Jones was great!
Next, talking about Big Talkers: Kim Jong Un: Nuclear weapons to be deployed to North Korea navy.
Any bets on Taiwan being seized by China over Labor Day? Taiwan warns of surge in tensions as Chinese planes cross median line. Meantime, the Biden administration plans to send weapons to Taiwan have brought more speculation: Taiwan Believes Domestic Next-Gen Fighter Could Lead To F-35 | Aviation Week Network. But seriously, you don’t really think president Xi’s Central Committee of Project Planners will just sit around and wait for Taiwan to go on a U.S. taxpayer supported up-armoring spree, do you? Seriously?
Around the Ranch: The Pomodoro Gardener
That’s the topic on Peoplenomics tomorrow. Because, when I started working on it, the more it became obvious that we need to transition America From Fitness to Foodness. All of which is going into the brain bucket labeled “America Reinvented.”
Other than that? (Which is threatening to turn into a book because there is more on electroculture and all that.)
Heat’s off – but still no major rains in the forecasts and 100+ temps have returned to the forecast after Labor Day.
Back at 8: 15-ish with the Housing report. Write when you get rich,