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Consider This! | Conservative political commentary in 10 minutes or less

Episode 322: Rampant Inflation / Refusing Service / The Debt Limit

November 01, 2021

Sorry for the sound quality this time around. I haven’t unpacked the audio equipment yet from our move.
I thought we’d have some inflation after the lockdowns were over. However, the Biden administration has not been doing much too keep that under control.
I said that when a liberal restaurant owner kicked out a prominent Republican that it was wrong. Today I’m going on the record to say that when it happens on the Right it’s just as wrong. However, this time there is a funny turn of events.
Both Republicans and Democrats have been squishy on the issue of increasing the debt limit. Neither side has been better than the other. But that’s about to change.
Mentioned links:
The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden
#EmptyShelvesJoe trending on Twitter amid Biden’s supply chain crisis
WaPo: Bread Lines Aren’t So Bad, Puny Citizens
Florida diner that forbids Biden supporters becomes so popular that it runs out of food
Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech
Growing number of Democrats endorse abolishing debt limit altogether
‘Glorious karma’: Braves bring World Series to Atlanta after MLB pulls All-Star Game

Show transcript
Well it’s been some time since I talked to you. Let’s see what’s been happening.
Inflation has reared its ugly head. Now I will say this; after the shutdowns and lockdowns of 2020, I figured that all that pent-up demand would lead to a buying binge that would mean prices would rise, just like your Econ 101 teacher said they would. But the Biden administration hasn’t been doing such a good job at trying to mitigate it. Getting stuff into our ports has, apparently, been such a hassle for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that he’s been taking paternity leave since August. Ships with shipping containers of all kinds of stuff are hanging out waiting their turn to dock at ports on both coasts. This has driven inflation up more than it would have been otherwise. But I guess it doesn’t matter that the price is higher if you can’t buy it anyway. The hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe was trending at one point complete with pictures of said shelves.
But the Washington Post, dutifully attempting to cover for a Democrat, tweeted this, “Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations.” You see, we’re too used to being a first-world country. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain who’s paying people to stay at home, or whose incompetence at transportation and commerce is hitting us right in the supply chain. Just get over yourselves!
Does anyone think ideas like that would have been published in the Post if Donald Trump had been elected?

Back in 2018 in episode 218 I talked about how a restaurant, the Red Hen, refused to serve Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. I chided the restaurant for outright refusing to serve someone based on their political affiliation. And now I’m going to be consistent in that belief.
The DeBary Diner in DeBary,