If I left the intro blank, and posted just a few sentences from the news articles of the day, that would be just as effective as any word salad, with a few expletives thrown in that I might write to demonstrate the continuing insanity.
Or, I could just write…’this is insane, this is insane, this is insane’ over and over again and I’d be rightfully called out as the shitposting writer I am.
Anyway, it’s Friday. I’m tired, you’re tired and even the gods are tired from looking at the clock, waiting for it to stop permanently, the curtains pulled back by whatever eternal being you believe or don’t believe in, with the tongue-in-cheek and forever-smirk finally exposed, confirming that this vaudeville shit-show lasts one’s entire life…and we’re still living.
On with the madness…
President Joe Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday. Biden is currently dealing with declining support from Democrat voters, while some lawmakers in the party are withholding their endorsement.
“The president intends to run in 2024 [and] we are a ways away from 2024,” Jean-Pierre told reporters. “We are going to continue to focus on doing the business of the American people, by delivering for families, by lowering costs for families, as we have been.” via rt.com
Oh dear! Maybe a bit of reality here..
The price of food has soared to a 40-year high.
The food price index increased by 10.8 percent in 2022, the largest 12-month percentage increase since 1980, according to the Consumer Price Index report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics..
Cereal is 15 percent more expensive than it was a year ago. The price of chicken has risen by 17.4 percent, the largest increase ever recorded. The price of eggs has increased by 33 percent. Pork prices increased 13.3 percent; bacon, 15 percent; milk, 15.9 percent; coffee, 15.3 percent; and fruits and vegetables, 8.2 percent. Food away from home, at restaurants, increased by 7.4 percent.
Food banks are suddenly overwhelmed with providing relief for impoverished families as a growing number of Americans wait in long lines outside of the food relief organizations seeking respite from the exploding costs of groceries and supplies.
In Boise, Idaho, the number of meals served to families in need has doubled over the past year.
Meridian Foodbank Executive Directory Dan Clark said they went from “serving about 2,800 people each month to 4,200 in one year,” KTVB7 reports.
Another foodbank 15 -miles away, Care House Food Bank, has reported a similar increase. – via thegatewaypundit.com
Whew! That was a close one. We didn’t want to think that we only have pal Joey at the helm.
Blinken Holds First Call With Lavrov Since February, Ceasefires Not Discussed – by Connor Freeman, via antiwar.com
from the article…
Top US and NATO leaders have said this war could go on for years. The US has already authorized $54 billion in aid for Kiev, a figure which represents mostly military spending. The US has poured billions of dollars of weapons into a “big black hole” in Ukraine to keep the war going. Biden recently declared at the NATO summit in Madrid that Americans and NATO will support Ukraine “as long as it takes” to defeat the Russians. In April, Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin said the goal is to see the Russians “weakened.” In March, Blinken said he expects to see “a strategic defeat” of Russia in Ukraine. “We’ll accomplish this by backing Ukrainians in their fight… devastating sanctions, the diplomatic isolation and other measures,” he added
British Official Says Nuclear War Threat Higher Than During the Cold War – via antiwar.com
No worries, all this war shyte is in good hands
Maybe a cocktail or two…and a wish for a good weekend for you and yours!
Tonight’s musical offerings:
AntonìｎDvořák：Slavonic Dance No.8, Op,46－Daniel Barenboim
Yusuf / Cat Stevens – The Wind