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Politics And The Markets 10/06/21

Oct. 06, 2021 12:00 AM ET533 Comments
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Hedgeye Risk Management view of inflation expectations:

This might get blocked as it is not politics or the market but, for the first time since 1940, a Beluga whale has been sighted swimming in the Salish Sea aka Puget Sound..
Kev Nokia msft att handled everything
I downloaded 10 on those systems I couldn’t do that on the xr
I had a feeling there was a deficiency
Kev hope they run with the ball and purge out the Limbaugh stuff though
And leave religion for house and synagogue 🕍
Ben we have to face the truth of who we are it’s there
Kev what got me is putting Aaron inferior are the better than Aaron ?
The temple has been stolen within and without
Kev spotted the trap 🪤 we are all in
Scs and Taiwan are historical territory’s just as the article ism.youtube.com/...
@techy46 we are not spring chicken 🐓 but I guess we go in our 🥾
It is points for the after world
One China 🇨🇳 m.youtube.com/...
Loudoun County, VA parents, a small but mighty group, celebrated victory yesterday. Together with a Virginia-based advocacy group, Fight for Schools, the parents are one step closer to recalling school board member Beth Barts. Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Jeanette A. Irby ruled in their favor—three times—after months of showing up at school board meetings and working tirelessly to petition citizens to sign off in the first step toward Barts’ removal.

"2/ Thanks to our client @fightforschools stepping up, the prosecutor accused of bias was removed and a special prosecutor will be appointed in a week — then the case goes to trial. It's a privilege to do this for a living with rockstar colleagues!" twitter.com/...

— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 6, 2021

The regular prosecutor, Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D), was held to have a conflict of interest.

Punch back twice as hard. And, as the lefties like to say, the process is the punishment.
@PIRockford you have a good sense of legal detail most would find tedious but it is the right approach
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....one step closer to recalling school board member Beth Barts.


Mothers know nothing about creeping marauders burrowing through the snow toward the kitchen where only you, and you alone, stand between your tiny huddled family and insensate evil.

Save us, Ralphie! I just knew those bad guys would be coming for us in the end!

Don't worry, Dad. As long as I got OI' Blue, What've we got here, folks? Well, we figure it's Black Bart, Ralph.

Well, just me and my trusty old Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle.

Oh, no! It's OI' Blue! Oh, no! Cheese it, boys! Okay, Ralphie! You win this time, but we'll be back!

Adios, Bart. But if you do come back, you'll be pushing up daisies!
And don't you forget it!

Well, son, you saved us! We were goners for sure! And you saved us!

- A Christmas Story

Yeah Ralphie and Ol' blue saved us from that big bad liberal agenda on students, framing curriculum through a lens of racial inequity. Oh the outrage and insanity, a lens of racial inequity, Thank GOD Ralphie can save us all from the black Barts of the world.......
techy46 profile picture

They'd better watch out or FBI will be investigating them?
Scootrd profile picture
Wall street changed the lock on the senate door,
Now Mitch's key won't fit no more
Move it on over, Move it on over,
Move over old dog, the big blue dog's are movin' in

They told him not to mess around,
Bitch better let the the deal go down
Move it on over, Move it on over,
Move over wuss dog, the big blue dog's are movin' in

GOP donors threw him out, pretty as they pleased,
Threatened zero dollars, got scared of scratchin' fleas
Move it on over, Move it on over
Move over lap dog, the big blue dog's are movin' in -
Enjoy - www.youtube.com/...

Yawn...I'm board... Maybe I'll head out to garage and finish body work on my buddy's '48 Chevy 3800 fender.
techy46 profile picture

Sure looks like Mitch pulled the wool over social sheep's heads?

Haven't heard much out of House Speaker Bitch since last Friday?
@techy46 the judge told me don’t say stuff like that or respond to the middle finger the captain 👩‍✈️ said don’t tail gate
Probably a-temporal advice as long as there’s a judge and a captain 👨‍✈️
@techy46 Nope, this is a partial win for Mitch because he realized that just as much of the shit that hit the fan would blow on him as it would on the Dems if the parties were not seen to be willing to pay debts incurred. Dems still have not delivered on what they promised but maybe will if Sinema and Manchin actually tell them what they want cut out of the proposed 3.2 trillion plan. I think this finally get passed at about 2.3 trillion along with the 1.2 trillion roads and bridges piece. But if Sinema and Manchin do agree and it all blows up anyway, that will be on people like Sanders and AOC. I expect absolutely no help from the GOP even though their constituents would benefit from much of this.
In the wake of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, persistent inflation, poor job performance data, and a prolonged pandemic, Americans have higher confidence in the Republican Party to promote international security and domestic prosperity than the Democrat Party.

After nearly a year of Democrat-dominated federal governance, the competence rating for the GOP has soared in these two policy areas, a boost driven mainly by independents, according to a recent Gallup poll conducted September 1-17.

The independent voting bloc has unsurprisingly steered the shift in favorability, given that each respective party believes it is superiorly equipped to maintain our economic prowess and protect the country from dangers abroad. Democrats suffered a 12% plummet among independents both on the international security front and prosperity issue since last year.

Support for the Republican party among independents in these domains has expanded but not as broadly as their support for the Democrats has contracted. There has been an eight-point increase among independents who say the GOP is better prepared to keep America prosperous (from 43% to 51%) and a five-point increase in optimism for Republicans defending the nation (from 48% to 53%).

While 54% of respondents trust the GOP more to keep the nation safe from international threats, a 4-point increase from last year, only 39% believe the same of the Democratic Party, a seven-point drop from last year.

The GOP’s competitive advantage has improved along economic lines as well. While only 41% of Americans have faith in the Democratic party’s ability to sustain a robust economy, a seven-point decline from last year, the Republican Party now enjoys 50% approval on that metric, a three-point uptick from last year.

The current nine-point lead for Republicans for fostering a strong economy was only matched in 2011 and 2014, the latter of which was marked by a red sweep in the midterm elections.
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Sanders, exasperated with Manchin’s demands, presses senator for specifics on Biden’s domestic agenda.

Today, the gloves came off.

“Senator Manchin has been extremely critical of the $3.5 trillion proposal that many of us support,” Sanders said. “The time is long overdue for him to tell us with specificity — not generalities, but beyond generalities, with specificity — what he wants and what he does not want, and to explain that to the people of West Virginia and America".

"it’s not good enough to be vague".

techy46 profile picture

Tell Bernie to fuck off, just cut it all down to $1.5T, that's what he wants.

Berie's a fucking idiot, 52 Senators don't want the $3.5T not just two.

""I'm not here to disparage Sen. Manchin," Sanders said. "[But] we've got 48 senators who support $3.5 trillion. We have two people who don't."

"It is wrong, it is really not playing fair, that one or two people think they should be able to stop what 48 members of the Democratic caucus wants, what the American people want, what the president of the United States wants," he said. "Two people do not have a right to sabotage what 48 want."
Scootrd profile picture
It's not the number. He wants Manchin (and Sinema) to state "specifically" what programs they want cut out of the bill to reach an overall cost they would feel comfortable supporting.

I don't find that an unfair or particularly extreme request for either senator to address.
@Scootrd Sanders is a socialist POS, he deserves zero respect by every American.

Whatever that parasite ever says, do the opposite.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more Americans have died from COVID-19 this year than in all of 2020. More than 353,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported since Jan. 1, compared with 352,000 COVID-19 deaths in the first 10 months of the pandemic.

Joe Biden took office on January 20 while cases and deaths were declining rapidly. It seems very likely that by Thanksgiving more COVID deaths will have occurred on Biden’s watch than during Donald Trump’s presidency. That’s despite three vaccines and advances in therapeutics. Sure, the Delta variant happened, but I was under the impression that Joe Biden would be able to manage COVID much better than Trump. Biden said he’d shut down the virus. He was going to save lives. uploads.disquscdn.com/...

Trump, however, was repeatedly portrayed as incompetent. He was often blamed for COVID’s spread in the United States and for the deaths that occurred. So, by that logic, Biden is to blame for these deaths. He took over while cases and deaths were on the rapid decline, after all. He should have stopped the Delta variant from coming into the United States, just as, apparently, Donald Trump should have stopped COVID from coming into the United States originally.

That’s how it works, right?
@PIRockford Joe welcomed and invited Covid into the country with his open borders policy. He is too stupid to stop inviting Covid in. Everything Joe touches, he ruins.
Scootrd profile picture
...... portrayed as incompetent.

.......often blamed for COVID’s spread


He was incompetent.
He is blamed for politicizing the virus
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@PIRockford most of the dead this year are moronic gop supporters and Fox News viewers. Good riddance
GERMANY LOVES TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1939: Germans show off their yellow badges to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. As far as we know, these aren’t vaccine passports but just voluntary accessories to prove one’s been vaccinated. But yellow badges? Did the Germans really think this through?

techy46 profile picture

Have you ever looked at the German flag?

69% of Hispanics disapprove of Biden’s handling of immigration, while only 23% approve, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released today.

As for the Biden administration’s handling of deportations of illegal aliens, 41% of Hispanic respondents say it is ” not aggressive enough” while 20% say Biden has been “acting appropriately.”
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@PIRockford which Hispanics are those? The 3 who work at Fox News?
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