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February 28, 2022

The Morning Rant: Scattered Buck Shots – 02/28/2022

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Bidenflation: “Market Pricing” on Fast Food

“Market pricing” on fast food is going to be a thing now, I guess.

One day this past week I strolled from my office to a nearby Panera to grab a sandwich to-go. I was given a paper menu without any prices on it. I inquired of the cashier about the lack of prices, and she responded that it’s because prices keep going up so fast. She instructed me to simply tell her what I’d like to order, then she’d ring it up and be able to tell me the price.

The very next day, I went to the drive-through at a regional burger/slider franchise. I ordered a $6.99 combo, which according to some quick mental math should have totaled up to about $7.65 with the 9.25% sales tax. But instead, the cashier told me my total was $7.93. I asked why the price was 30 cents higher than would be expected, and she responded that prices have gone up again, but because of staffing issues (four people had quit or didn’t show up) they can’t even get outside to update the price board.

Now that we’re living in Bidenzuela, merchants might just have to give up on trying to keep prices posted as they rise.

And while we’re talking about Biden’s inflation, the official government inflation rate is another example of our government being comically dishonest with us. The single-digit inflation rates being reported are a small fraction of the actual inflation rate. The 50-lb bag of dog food that I buy is one of my price barometers. It first crept over the $50 barrier about four years ago, staying in the low $50s until six months ago when the price surged to over $60. Last week it was $73! That jump from around $53 to $73 in one year represents one-year inflation of about 46%.

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Another Ivy League Supreme Court Justice

I’ve been ready to post this since before Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

President Biden just nominated [insert name of left wing radical] for the Supreme Court. A graduate of [insert Ivy League law school,] this selection is being hailed as an historic choice because [pronoun] will be the first [insert identity group] on the Supreme Court, making the court “more representative of America.”

There’s really no need to even fill in those blanks. We always knew it would be a radical leftist with an Ivy League law degree.

You know what would REALLY be more representative of America? Someone without an Ivy League mal-education.

Since it’s now a thing for Presidential candidates to promise which under-represented group is going to get the next Supreme Court nomination, maybe DeSantis or Trump could promise to represent me by vowing to put a non-Ivy Leaguer on the Court.

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Speaking Of The Supreme Court And Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at Harvard and U.N.C. (NY Times - 01/24/2022)

Harvard is going to have to defend its policy of discriminating against whites and Asians at the Supreme Court. Frankly, I think it’s time to consider an altogether different option.


How about this? Any school that wishes to discriminate against whites and Asians should be allowed to do so, but only on the condition that they go all the way, by instituting a complete and total ban on any and all whites and all Asians.

The banned students would all find someplace else to go to school, just like all the non-elites who are currently being discriminated against do, and they would still have every opportunity to succeed based on their merits. A world without privileged, white, well-connected graduates from “elite” universities has a lot of appeal.

And don’t forget, Yale was founded by a slave-trader. In the spirit of reparations, it seems only reasonable that Yale should never allow another white person into one of its hallowed classrooms.

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Gentry Liberals Are Always The Victim

In uncertain times like these, please don’t forget the true victims, gentry liberals who listen to NPR.


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That drawing of a man lying in a fetal position definitely captures my mental image of the typical NPR listener.

So how does NPR suggest its delicate listeners cope with the news from Ukraine? With safe spaces of course.

Nourish yourself. The kitchen is a safe space for a lot of us.

Please say a prayer too for the gentry leftists of Ottawa. Although the truckers’ street party has since departed, Ottawans who identify as being victims are having to deal with “phantom honking.”


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That’s it for today. Thanks to all you friendly people, and to you old soreheads too, for hanging out here this morning.


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