BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Despairing about the elections? Read this
I don’t want to spend a lot of time and space in this newsletter reporting on every twist and turn of each individual state race, even though they do all add up to control of the Senate. But there have been a couple of “October surprise” bomb-throwing attempts at Herschel Walker and Dr. Mehmet Oz that have some Republicans despairing. Bonchie at Redstate.com has a reality check that these Nervous Nellies need to read.
If you are thinking about voting Libertarian read this…
If you’re thinking of voting for Libertarian candidates this November because the Republicans aren’t 100% in alignment with your beliefs, here’s a warning of how that could keep leftists in charge who are diametrically opposed to your beliefs and to the good of America.
Manufacturing activity slows
Monday, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that in September, US manufacturing activity grew at the slowest rate in 2-1/2 years, falling due to a drop in new orders fueled by higher interest rates to fight inflation.
So far, companies are dealing with it through hiring freezes and attrition rather than widespread layoffs, but that’s still not good news for people looking for jobs. One financial analyst said, "The good news is that there are welcome signs that prices are stabilizing. The bad news is that consumer demand for a broad swathe of goods continues to shrink, another sign that the economy is feeling the effects of high inflation, rising interest rates, and a broad-based slowdown in activity."
Just remember, as long as we don’t call it a “recession,” it’s not one.
The worst students in 50 years of teaching…
An economics professor at Davidson College in North Carolina wrote an article claiming that current Econ 101 students are the worst he’s seen in 50 years of teaching. Out of 31 students, only 12 showed strong interest in the subject and performed well, while nine made D’s or F’s.
Ironically, according to the admissions office, the grades of incoming students have increased dramatically in recent years, but they seem to know less than previous generations and have lower learning abilities (can you say “grade inflation,” or “Here’s an A+ for self-esteem”?)
The professor identified several problems with these students, including a tendency to skip class if they don’t “feel well” (in one class session, a third of his students were missing), inability to pay attention for 50 whole minutes, no interest in reading or studying outside of class, and a lack of basic math proficiency (or as math is now known, “white supremacy.”) I’ll bet that if a conservative speaker was coming to the campus, they’d find the time and motivation to show up and work hard to shout him down.
I don’t know about you, but this makes me even less inclined to agree to pay for other people’s student loan debt.
Abrams's lawsuit is tossed out
In case you missed it: Last Friday, a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit against the state of Georgia by professional sore loser Stacey Abrams, ruling that the state’s election integrity rules are not unconstitutional and do not amount to attempts at voter suppression. Her claims brought a lot of bad publicity to Georgia and cost it the Major League All-Star Game (a $100 million loss to Atlanta businesses, many black-owned) and other costly business losses.
Abrams continued her habit of telling “Big Lies” by declaring this a victory, for some reason. I assume because it shined a light on the issues she brought forth, but it only shined a light on how baseless her claims are.
Georgians might not be able to get back all the money she cost them with her phony political grandstanding, but they can ensure she doesn’t cost them any more by preventing her from ever becoming Governor.
National Average for a Gallon of Gas Goes Up
Democrats hoping to run for reelection on falling gas prices (which are still over a dollar higher than when Trump left office) will be disappointed to learn that the national average for a gallon of regular has jumped 11.1 cents since last week to $3.80. That’s largely because of big increases in Western states, led of course by California, where gas prices have risen a whopping 55.3 cents per gallon in one week.
Some areas of California are back to setting new gas price records, like L.A./Long Beach, where regular gas is a pocket-draining $6.46 a gallon. I’ll bet those L.A. Democrats can’t wait until they all own nothing but electric cars that they’re not allowed to plug in because there’s no electricity.
And don’t count on prices coming down anytime soon. Despite President Biden begging OPEC nations to increase oil production, they’re meeting this week to consider the biggest production cut since the pandemic began, to push prices even higher.
And Biden has already drained our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a 37-year low to artificially depress gas prices prior to the election. He’ll not only have to refill it at much higher prices, but even that could prove problematic if hurricane season interferes with oil drilling and refining in the Gulf Coast. Luckily, Biden has a strategy: blame the oil companies for price gouging.
A saner strategy might be to call off his war on domestic oil and gas producers, but that would require someone in this Administration to be sane.
Related: Best One-Liner of the Week! In a debate in Virginia, a moderator tried to smear Republican congressional candidate Hung Cao with the “election denier” label by asking him, “Is Joe Biden the President?” Cao replied, “Just look at the price of gas – Joe Biden is definitely the President.”
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