15 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-13-22

  1. The Biden admin has given the media their talking points…..




  2. ———


  3. They are complicit.


  4. The stupid…. it hurts.

    America’s finest ladies and gentlemen. This is what the majority of colleges are turning out today, woke, clueless idiots.




  5. That seems unfair to morons.



  6. Even Democrats aren’t buying this woke BS.



  7. You get what you keep voting for.


    “California’s Vanished Dream, by the Numbers”


    “Even today amid a mounting exodus among those who can afford it, and with its appeal diminished to businesses and newcomers, California, legendary state of American dreams, continues to inspire optimism among progressive boosters.

    Laura Tyson, the longtime Democratic economist now at the University of California at Berkeley, praises the state for creating “the way forward” to a more enlightened “market capitalism.” Like-minded analysts tout Silicon Valley’s massive wealth generation as evidence of progressivism’s promise. The Los Angeles Times suggested approvingly that the Biden administration’s goal is to “make America California again.” And, despite dark prospects in November’s midterm elections, the President and his party still seem intent on proving it.

    But most Californians, according to recent surveys, see things differently. They point to rising poverty and inequality, believe the state is in recession and that it is headed in the wrong direction. Parting with the state’s cheerleaders, the New York Times’ Ezra Klein, a reliable progressive and native Californian, says the Golden State’s failures are “making liberals squirm.”

    Reality may well be worse than even Klein admits. In a new report for Chapman University, my colleagues and I find California in a state of existential crisis, losing both its middle-aged and middle class, while its poor population faces dimming prospects. Despite the state’s myriad advantages, research shows it plagued by economic immobility and inequality, crushing housing and energy costs, and a failing education system. Worse than just a case of progressive policies creating regressive outcomes, it appears California is descending into something resembling modern-day feudalism, with the poor and weak trapped by policies subsidized by taxes paid by the rich and powerful.

    California may conjure images of Rodeo Drive and Malibu mansions in the public imagination, but today the state suffers the highest cost-adjusted poverty rate in the U.S. The poor and near-poor constitute over one third – well over 10 million – of the state’s residents according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Los Angeles, by far the state’s largest metropolitan area, and once a magnet for middle class aspirations, has one of the highest poverty rates among major U.S. cities. A United Way of California analysis shows that over 30 percent of residents lack sufficient income to cover basic living costs even after accounting for public-assistance programs; this includes half of Latino and 40 percent of black residents. Some two-thirds of noncitizen Latinos live at or below the poverty line.

    “In California, there is this idea of ‘Oh, we care about the poor,’ but on this metric, we are literally the worst,” Stanford’s University’s Mark Duggan, principal author of an economic comparison of California with Texas, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The state’s poverty and associated dysfunction are on full display in leading cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, where a large underclass now inhabits the streets – the once-iconic locales having become poster children for urban dysfunction. Beyond massive homeless camps, crime has become so bad that the LAPD has warned tourists it can no longer protect them. San Francisco, meanwhile, suffers the highest property crime rate in the country. Businesses like Walgreens have shut down numerous Bay Area locations due to “rampant burglaries.” Homelessness and crime increasingly dominate the state’s political discourse, particularly in these two deep blue bastions.

    California also faces growing inequality. By the Gini index, a measure of the distribution of income across a population, California has the third-highest inequality behind New York and Louisiana, and has experienced the fifth largest expansion of inequality since 2010, according to American Community Survey data. California also suffers the widest gap between middle- and upper-middle-income earners of any state.

    Once among the most egalitarian regions in the country, Silicon Valley has become among the most segregated places in the country. CityLab has described the technology hub as “a region of segregated innovation,” a trend becoming more pronounced, according to recent research. Silicon Valley now boasts its own underclass of those who clean its buildings and provide food service. Nearly 30 percent of its residents rely on public or private financial assistance.

    Similarly, according to the Brookings Institution, San Francisco, the technology industry’s most important urban center, has experienced the most rapid growth in inequality among the nation’s large cities in the last decade. The California Budget and Policy Center has named the city first in California for economic inequality; the average income of the top one percent of households in the city averages $3.6 million, forty-four times the average income of the bottom 99 percent, which stands at $81,094 in a city and state with a high cost of living.

    The situation is worse elsewhere in the state. Over the past decade more than 80 percent of California jobs paid under the median income, and most under $40,000 annually, a poverty wage in California. Worse yet, as demonstrated in our analysis, California lags all peer competitors – Texas, Arizona, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington and Colorado – in creating high wage jobs in fields like business and professional services, as even tech growth begins to shift elsewhere.

    The biggest losers in California have been those industries that historically provided the best opportunities for working-class people – manufacturing, construction, energy – as well as agriculture, the state’s historic economic powerhouse. On a per capita basis, California builds only a fraction of the housing compared to its main rivals, while corporate new investment, suggests a new Hoover Institution study, has shriveled to a rate one-tenth Texas and one-sixteenth that of Ohio.

    The state’s climate change policies, however well-intentioned, have had a particularly devastating impact on manufacturing. California’s “renewable energy” push has generated high energy prices and the nation’s least-reliable power grid, crippling an industry reliant on fossil fuels and a stable electric supply. The state fell to 44th in the country in manufacturing sector employment growth last year; its industrial new job creation has lagged competitors such as Nevada, Kentucky, Michigan and Florida. Even without adjusting for costs, no California metro ranks in the U.S. top ten in terms of offering well-paying blue-collar jobs, notes The New York Times. But four – Ventura, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Diego – sit among the bottom ten.”


  8. “Another 15 days” – have you ever heard that before?


    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the federal mask mandate for transportation for two more weeks, citing the small recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

    The order will remain in place another 15 days, until May 3, to let officials at the agency assess whether the BA.2 virus subvariant drives a fresh wave of cases.

    “In order to assess the potential impact the rise of cases has on severe disease, including hospitalizations and deaths, and health care system capacity, the CDC order will remain in place at this time,” the CDC said in a statement.

    The order was first imposed in January 2021 and applies to trains, airplanes, and other modes of transportation under purview of federal officials, as well as transportation hubs like airports.

    The CDC has repeatedly extended the order, despite growing opposition to the move.”


  9. Yeah right, 2 weeks o to stop the spread…..

    Meanwhile, 2 years later….


    Same as it ever was, all about the politics.


  10. These people are a joke.

    We’re ruled by #$@$@^%#% clowns.



  11. Remember kids, when you see Chris Wallace, point and laugh. 😂🤣😂🤣

    He left millions of viewers for this. 🙂

    “CNN+ Bringing in Only 10,000 Viewers, Plans to Cut Jobs and Investments”


    “At the end of March, Stacey blogged about the problems plaguing CNN+ right after its launch. Employees already expected layoffs while it offered 50% off its service for life.

    Well, CNN+’s uphill battle took a hit from an avalanche.

    CNN wanted “to invest around $1 billion” in CNN+ over four years. It already put in $300 million.

    CNN+ has fewer than 10,000 viewers a day. TEN THOUSAND. CNN bosses thought CNN+ would have two million subscribers after its first year. From CNBC:

    But there is broad skepticism whether there’s enough demand to sustain a stand-alone news streaming service, with entertainment-first options dominating the landscape. Disney+, for instance, posted more than 10 million subscribers on its first day.”


  12. This is what terrorists do, destroy things, just like the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

    It’s no accident this happened this week either.


    “Palestinians Vandalize, Set Fire to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

    The Times of Israel: “Overnight Sunday, around 100 Palestinians broke into the site, rioted and smashed objects inside, and set it ablaze.” ”


    “Amid a wave of deadly terrorist attacks and rioting triggered by the Muslim month of Ramadan, Palestinians in the city of Nablus vandalized and set fire to the tomb of the biblical prophet Joseph.

    A Palestinian mob shattered the gravestone and destroyed sacred objects inside the tomb, the Israeli news reports over the weekend said. “Overnight Sunday, around 100 Palestinians broke into the site, rioted and smashed objects inside, and set it ablaze,” The Times of Israel reported.

    On Monday, Palestinians continued their attack on the tomb of Joseph, a figure revered by Jews, Christians, and followers of other Abrahamic religions. “Videos shared on social media show a number of young men throwing stones inside the site,” The Jerusalem Post reported Monday.”


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