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If I were a snobby wordsmith — ahem — I’d refer to Ms. Bertinelli as an ultracrepidarian, but then you’d have to look up the term, and I don’t want to waste your time on something so trivial. OK, fine. An ultracrepidarian is a person who embraces ultracrepidarianism, but let’s move on. [winking emoji]
Anyway, as Joe Biden and the Democrats, and Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans continue the battle over raising the debt ceiling, Bertinelli — who gained fame for her role in “One Day at a Time,” the CBS sitcom which first aired in 1975 — apparently believes it is her public duty to come forward and ‘splain the complex debt ceiling issue in “super simplistic terms.” Ready?
In super simplistic terms, the debt ceiling is like your credit card bill coming at the end of the month. And the Republicans, who helped run up that bill (tax breaks for billionaires i.e. no revenue) now want to NOT pay the nations [sic] credit card bill AND blame Democrats for it.
Oh, my. Where does one begin?
“Racial justice.” This one is going to make your teeth hurt. And if you’re a business owner with employees, it might make your blood boil. Either way, if this is “racial justice,” this country will ultimately be screwed.
A newly-hired trainer at a high-end gym on New York City’s Upper East Side showed up late for work 47 times in just 10 months before she was fired for chronic lateness. The trainer then sued her now-former employer— which resulted in a judgment ordering the gym franchise to pay her $11.25 million in damages.
In this episode of Race-Hustling MSNBC and Its Race-Hustling Guests…
I was talking with political cartoonist Michael Ramirez several weeks ago about the target-rich environment we share in our respective conservative endeavors. Ramirez framed it this way: “I have the best gag writers in the business working for me — free!” I replied, “I’m stealing that!” as we both laughed at the insanity.
Anyway, somewhere near the top of my gag writers list is the entire MSNBC clown car and some of the left-wing network’s favorite lunatic guests. In this episode, ever-whiny host Nicolle Wallace gleefully trotted out twice-failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and the race-hustler extraordinaire, himself, Reverend Al Sharpton, to demand Republicans condemn a concocted story that doesn’t exist.
Let’s begin, shall we? Check out the chyron in the feature image, above.
“Florida School Bans Access to Amanda Gorman Poem.” That is an unadulterated complete crock of crap. The teenager’s poem, which she read at Joe Biden’s inauguration, has not been banned. Period.
The news is that they intend to lift the debt ceiling and apply new caps on spending.
McCarthy said there would be “historic reductions in spending…no new taxes, no new government programs.”
He said they still had more work to do to finish the writing of it, but that it was an agreement “worthy of the American people.”
The Hill noted that some of the things they had been tussling over were “spending levels, new work requirements for social benefit programs. and permitting reforms to expedite approval of energy infrastructure projects — two Republican demands that were opposed by most Democrats.”
Now, it still remains to be seen if they will have the votes and it is something that Republicans will buy into.