39 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-17-22

  1. 20% more than last year’s already inflated prices.


    “Amber Waves Of Pain: Thanksgiving Dinners Will Be 20% More Expensive This Year”


    “The cost of a Thanksgiving dinner has risen 20% since last year, according to an analysis from the American Farm Bureau Association.

    Costs for holiday staples such as turkey, sweet potatoes, and stuffing have surged since the same time last year when the lobbying group reported that the cost of the meal had increased 14% since 2020.

    “General inflation slashing the purchasing power of consumers is a significant factor contributing to the increase in average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner,” Farm Bureau Chief Economist Roger Cryan remarked in a press release. “Other contributing factors to the increased cost for the meal include supply chain disruptions and the war in Ukraine. The higher retail turkey cost at the grocery store can also be attributed to a slightly smaller flock this year, increased feed costs and lighter processing weights.”

    The price of a 16-pound turkey has risen from $23.99 last year to $28.96, marking a 21% increase as an outbreak of the avian flu impacts poultry flocks across the country. The costs for cubed stuffing mix, one dozen dinner rolls, and a 30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix have surged 69%, 22%, and 18%, respectively.

    A family serving 10 people during the upcoming holiday can expect to spend an average of $64.05. Last year, households spent $53.31 to feed the same number of people. Americans in the western portion of the country can expect to pay $71.37, while those in southern states can expect to spend a more modest $58.42.”


  2. It’s gonna be great having such a godly man back in the Senate.



    ” Also, Warnock is no angel either, which has been covered extensively. Now, he faces a new hit to his image as his church, where he serves a senior pastor, was reportedly evicting poor people from their apartments during COVID. Is Warnock a working-class ally to the people of the Peach State? It looks like Raphael works for a church that operates like a slumlord (via Washington Free Beacon):”

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  3. Then run Mike.

    The more clowns, the better the circus will be. 🙂

    And then you can be embarrassed when you get about 9% of the primary vote and hopefully you’ll retire and go away. 🙂


  4. My daughter found turkey for .47/lb. in TN. We have Aldi’s for 1.07/lb. and a more local grocery store chain for .97/lb. I suspect the latter is the competition forcing prices down.

    We are pretty blessed to be able to feed everyone a wonderful meal for about 6 and half bucks. I am sorry for those who are on the edge and are having difficulty with both food and fuel prices.

    I would love civility and respect. One doesn’t need to be uncivil or disrespectful when speaking truth and being firm. Quiet authority is sometimes the most powerful. Framing the truth in a powerful way is a great gift to have for a leader.

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  5. Because they were running the operation from the start.

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  6. They just can’t quit him. 🙂

    He is their economic model. Without him, readership collapses.

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  7. The Democrats inside man in the R party.

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  8. Frauds abound. Trump’s biggest mistake was choosing clowns like her to begin with.


  9. Of course.


  10. The Jan6 Fedsurrection.


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  11. But muh narrative….

    The media, Dems, and the feds lied to you again.

    Once again, the truth can only be told after the election.


    “The Washington Post is admitting that former President Trump’s motive for allegedly keeping classified material at his Mar-a-Lago residence was largely him wanting to keep mementos, contrary to months of speculation about what he would do with highly classified intelligence documents.

    In a report published days after the midterm elections, WaPo cites “people familiar with the matter” who say federal agents and prosecutors now believe Trump’s motive “was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos.”

    That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said. […]

    The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations. But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence. (WaPo)

    That determination did not surprise those on the right. “

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  13. One of the more poignant things I read from Pence was about an exchange he had with Trump in those final days.


    ~ … On Jan. 14, the day after President Trump was impeached for the second time, I stopped by the Oval Office. The night before, he had unequivocally denounced the violence at the Capitol and called for calm and national unity. I congratulated him on his address. “I knew you’d like it,” he said. He seemed discouraged, so I reminded him that I was praying for him.

    “Don’t bother,” he said.

    As I stood to leave, he said, “It’s been fun.”

    “A privilege, Mr. President,” I answered.

    “Yeah, with you.”

    Walking toward the door leading to the hallway, I paused, looked the president in the eye, and said, “I guess we will just have to disagree on two things.”


    I referred to our disagreement about Jan. 6 and then said, “I’m also never gonna stop praying for you.”

    He smiled: “That’s right—don’t ever change.” ~


    I doubt Pence would have a chance in a 2024 presidential race. But that’s not the point, is it? He’s among the type of men and women the nation would be graced to have in its leadership, in whatever role.

    Trump was blessed to have him in his sphere, and praying for him, whether he realized that or not.

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  14. For anyone interested in reading that piece here’s the link:


    Mike Pence: My Last Days With Donald Trump

    I supported legitimate challenges to the 2020 vote counts. I also recognized that the Constitution didn’t give me authority to override the voters—and I followed my conscience on Jan. 6.


  15. Again, after the damage is done they tell the truth.

    The media is garbage.

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  16. I like Mike Pence and he is the reason I voted Trump the first time. He I believe is a man of conviction and faith. And I do believe he was good for Trump. In the end he had to go with his view of legality and more importantly what the Lord was leading him to do in those final hours. At this point I don’t see him having a chance at the Presidency.

    I paid 1.99 a pound for a small Butterball turkey last month.
    I paid our gas bill a couple days ago…it doubled in price and the billing period was 2 days less than last.
    I haven’t received my electric bill yet. That comes at the end of the month.
    Garbage collection company has raised the cost 20% this quarter.

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  17. Wow, after almost two years of hindsight Pence talks about Jan 6th as if it wasn’t a circus orchestrated by Dems and the elite (using the FBI, Antifa, and BLM) who want to control everything.

    On Jan 6th, no one was trying to undo a democratic election. Legitimate protesters wanted to give seven states 10 days to investigate hundreds of witness accounts of election fraud. On Jan 6th, there were over 100 congressmen who were ready to challenge the states’ electors.

    That’s why Pelosi, Dems and the FBI cooked up the fake ‘insurrection’. That’s why Ray Epps and his FBI buddies encouraged patriots to break the law.

    The world would be a far, far better place right now, if, on January 6, 2021, Mike Pence (good Christian man that he is) had had the courage to stand up to the Swamp and do what was right for the USA.


  18. @1:24 — Character counts for everyone, no matter what their politics.

    I’ve enjoyed watching and listening to Harold Ford Jr. former Democratic congressman (1997-2007) (and a believer) occasionally chime in on issues and other matters as part of the Fox News panels. A friend said, oh, he just lives in another era.

    Perhaps, and if so, we are all worse for those values and grace and respectable demeanor passing by the wayside. Right?

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  19. So you’ll keep ignoring the evidence that’s contrary to what you want to believe?

    The evidence coming out is what it is, and it shows we’ve been fed lies all along by our govt.

    Ignoring that makes it more likely to occur again.

    First the Whitmer fednapping, now this fed op on Jan6 as well.

    What happens when people you like are next?


  20. Huh.

    I remember when the media said otherwise, and so did 40 “former top intelligence and DoJ officials”.

    But yet again, they were lying and running cover for Dems and a dirty DoJ.

    “House Republicans: Joe Biden had Direct Involvement With Hunter’s Business Deals

    “Whistleblowers describe President Biden as chairman of the board for these businesses. He personally participated in meetings and phone calls.””


    “The House Republicans take control of Congress in January. They’re not waiting to bring forth evidence from an investigation that supposedly shows President Jow Biden had direct involvement with his son Hunter’s international business deals.

    Biden has denied over and over he had any involvement or knowledge of Hunter’s business activities.

    They released a 31-page report on Thursday:

    Evidence obtained by Committee on Oversight and Reform Republicans shows these assurances were false. President Joe Biden has participated in his family’s global business ventures with America’s adversaries. He has misused his public positions to further his family’s financial interests. These actions have created the potential for President Biden to be susceptible to influence, blackmail, or extortion by a malign or foreign entity, including the Chinese Communist Party.

    A review of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, as well as information from whistleblowers, reveals a decade-long pattern of influence peddling, national security risks, and political cover-ups. Biden family members used their connections with Joe Biden to enrich themselves through the expectation of access to Joe Biden and promises about what a future Biden Administration might do for them. There are numerous unanswered questions raised by these suspicious activities that warrant further investigation.

    The media and social media suppressed The New York Post‘s explosive expose of Hunter’s laptop filled with “documents detailing suspicious deals worth millions of dollars.”

    The report caused an avalanche leading to more details of Hunter’s life, including prostitutes and drugs.”


    Are we going to agree to disagree on this too?

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  21. Perhaps Mike Pence gain change your mind. The media will of course say this proves he has things to hide. Will you speak up when they slander him over this too?

    “Pence blasts J6 committee, refuses to testify and Liz Cheney has thoughts”


    “If there was any doubt that Mike Pence intends to toss his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate, his string of interviews promoting his new memoir should tell you all you need to know. He’s running and he has a few things to get off his chest. It’s unclear when an official declaration of his candidacy will come, but don’t be surprised when it does.

    Pence went on the record Wednesday with CBS’s Margaret Brennan that he will not testify before the January 6 committee and the committee doesn’t have a right to his testimony. He cited the separation of powers. He blasted the committee for its partisan nature, too, which can’t be overstated. Pence is “closing the door” on the question of whether or not he will testify.

    “I am closing the door on that,” Pence told Brennan of testifying before the panel.

    “But I must say again, the partisan nature of the January 6 committee has been a disappointment to me,” he added. “It seemed to me in the beginning, there was an opportunity to examine every aspect of what happened on January 6, and to do so more in the spirit of the 9/11 Commission, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and that was an opportunity lost.”

    “I never stood in the way of senior members of my team cooperating with the committee and testifying,” Pence told Brennan. Multiple Pence aides, including his former chief of staff Marc Short and legal counsel Greg Jacob, have testified before the panel.

    “But Congress has no right to my testimony,” Pence told CBS. “We have a separation of powers under the Constitution of the United States. And I believe it would establish a terrible precedent for the Congress to summon a vice president of the United States to speak about deliberations that took place at the White House.”

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  22. I’m proven correct.

    They’re so predictable.

    ” CNN’s Michael Fanone Labels Mike Pence ‘A Coward'”


    “After former Vice President Mike Pence took his book tour to a CNN town hall with Jake Tapper, law enforcement analyst and former member of the Metropolitan Police Department Michael Fanone joined CNN Tonight to react and call Pence “a coward.”

    Host Laura Coates asked about the praise Pence has received for not buying argument that he the power to reject certified electoral votes, “I mean, it’s emotional to think about, the idea of it. I mean, we saw a woman in the audience that day, today, thanking him for what he had done. Do you think he’s deserving of that? I can see the impact it continues to have.”

    Fanone wasn’t buying it “listen, Mike Pence is a coward. You know, on January 6th, he was reaching out to legal scholars and former vice presidents, trying to find any way that he possibly could to postpone the results or to somehow overturn the election results to favor Donald Trump. And when they gave him no way out, he finally found the ‘courage’ to do his constitutional duty and, you know, uphold the results of the free and fair election.”

    By reaching out to scholars and previous vice presidents, Pence was able to show that it wasn’t just one man’s opinion or that he lacked courage to overturn the results hand Trump a victory.

    Still, Fanone also claimed, “And then in the immediate aftermath, he, like many other Republicans, has come to the defense of Donald Trump even though he was there on the Capitol grounds, his family was placed in grave danger.”

    So, Mike Pence and his family were in grave danger, yet he refused to flee and he’s still a coward? Fanone also somehow managed to ignore the point that the main reason Pence is on this book tour is not because he is defending Trump, but criticizing him.”

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  23. AJ, both truth and character, of course, matter. No one here has said otherwise.

    Again, we as believers here will have to agree to disagree on many issues during this particularly difficult period the nation is experiencing. I’ve never seen anything like it (and I say that with much lament).

    We need to take a breath, remember our first allegiance (hint, which isn’t a politician or political movement) and remain civil and treat others with respect.

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  24. I just see Pence was in an impossible situation that day. Do I believe Pelosi and her ilk set it up….you bet. Was the FBI and Justice dept complicit with the chaotic scene and instigation of it all…I truly believe they were. How about the media? A definite yes they were. Anything to “get” Donald Trump. And like I said…I know someone personally who was there and she watched it unfold before her very eyes…”orders” to take down barricades and doors being opened for those who were on the lawn. And even though she and her husband grabbed their 16 year old son and left immediately, they were “contacted” by government “officials” because their names were on a list!

    Was there fraud in that election….no doubt in my mind. No way Joe garnered that many votes. Just like this recent election the Dems will stop at nothing and what boggles the mind is they get away with it!

    What’s the answer? Hopefully we are headed in the right direction with officials with a backbone and integrity. But ultimately we trust in and lean on the Lord. He sees it all and in Him we will trust.

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