Joe Biden I keep saying that Joe Biden is IMO a nasty bully masquerading as a benevolent, highly experienced and wise curmudgeon with deep roots in the Labor Unions. He is none of those things. In evidence of that he yesterday advanced menacingly toward a man who had the audacity to challenge the "Joe Biden" show and narrative. This was in Iowa. The man told him he (Biden) was too old to be president (He is). The man questioned the probity of Joe's narcotics addled son''s appointment to the board of directors of a corrupt enterprise in Ukraine. Joe was visibly enraged and it seemed for a minute that he would attack this citizen. Really, Democrats? Really? Him? Bloomberg? Hilly? Booker? Castro? Warren?
Jobs. The Labor Department employment report released today states that the US economy added 266,000 new jobs in November rather then the expected 186,000. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5 %. This is full employment because there is a certain amount of structural unemployment inherent in any economy. "Impeachment?" What's that?
St. Nancy the hypocrite a reporter asked Pelosi yesterday if she acts from hatred of Trump. She responded that having been raised as a Catholic she does not hate anyone because we are taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. Well, pilgrims, Catholics are expected to practice their religion through both faith and deeds and to accept the teaching of the Church. In spite of the hopes of some, this is not a cafeteria operation. One does not pick and choose among the Church's teachings. If you can't accept them, you leave. Pelosi is in spiritual rebellion against the Church's teaching on abortion. Catholic teaching is that abortion is murder plain and simple. There are some Catholic politicians who claim to compartment their personal beliefs and actions from their responsibility to their non-Catholic constituents. I do not challenge that having done much the same as a government servant but that is not the case with St. Nancy who is an ardent advocate for abortion. BTW if the US government had sought to require me to do something immoral I would have refused and taken the consequences.
Riots in Paris I like France, the French language, their wine, their cheese, their women and their style of life, but I am not blind to the faults of the French. One of these is a tendency to take to the streets over grievances or perceived grievances in society. France has a highly regulated economy that does not particularly favor growth of the kind now being experienced in the US. "Bureaucracy" as a word is French in origin. At the same time the welfare state is massive and all pervasive. In fact the welfare state with its early retirements and cradle to grave benefits is just too big to be sustained by the economy of the country. This conflict of means and ends is strangling the country's ability to function. Macron knows this and has been trying over the last year or so to "whittle down" the outputs enough to have them align with the inputs in the economy. The result has been the "Yellow Sweaters" street riots and now a new wave of riots resisting attempts to change retirement laws. This street activity will burn itself out but the riots are likely to be prolonged.
The Shooting In Pensacola A Saudi military trainee went shahiid (berserk)today and killed three people. The naval aviation center there routinely trains foreign aviators. There was nothing unusual in the man's presence on base. He had been in training for a year. King Salman sent his condolences supposedly saying to Trump that he and the Saudi people love the US and the American people. Well, pilgrims, I lived in The Kingdom for several years and have visited many times and I do not remember indications of their love for us. It will be interesting to learn if the student just ran amok crying Allahu Akbar! or couldn't make it in class or both. pl