Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Tonight's newsletter includes:
- National Employment Report released
- Bad economic news
- And more…
1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10
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National Employment Report released
The ADP National Employment Report was released Thursday morning. It shows that in April, companies added just 128,000 jobs, far short of the 300,000 predicted. That’s the worst job creation number since April 2020, when companies were shutting down due to the pandemic.
That’s largely because of a big decline in employment among small businesses. Even though most small businesses are short-handed and desperately need more workers, supply chain issues, record high fuel costs and skyrocketing inflation are making it too expensive for them to hire, or to compete with big businesses.
As much as people might like the convenience of shopping at Walmart or Amazon, we do not want an economy where everyone is on the payroll of a handful of mega-corporations. This is yet another too-little-reported negative side effect of the economic mismanagement that’s created the problems that are crushing small businesses, which are, and need to remain, the engine of the dynamic US economy.
Bad economic news
I apologize for having to tell you this, but here’s more bad economic news: The USDA reports that while the Consumer Price Index for April was up by a whopping 8.3% since last April, the price of food alone was up 9.4%, while food purchased in groceries and supermarkets was up 10.8% in price.
Worse, the USDA predicts that food costs will rise even more in May, and substantially more by fall. This is why so many people are stocking their pantries and filling up deep freezes. By the end of 2022, the USDA predicts that food costs could be 19.5% to 20.5% higher than one year before. There’s a chance that by winter, eggs will cost a dollar apiece.
I wonder if that’s part of a larger plan to prevent us from being able to afford eggs to throw at our political leaders?
For details on predicted price increases in various categories of foods, click the link, but brace yourself first.
The most tasteless political ad of the year
It’s still early in what’s sure to be a brutal midterm election campaign year, but I think we might already have the worst, most offensive, most dishonest political ad of the year. It’s a disturbingly tasteless ad by Kentucky Democratic Senate nominee Charles Booker in which Booker, who is black, wears a noose around his own neck and accuses incumbent Sen. Rand Paul of opposing an anti-lynching bill.
For the record, Paul blocked the original bill because it lumped in other crimes that weren’t nearly as serious, then he co-sponsored a bipartisan anti-lynching bill that really targeted lynching and that passed unanimously and is now law. In short, the only lynching that’s legal in America is the “high-tech lynching” of the truth in political campaign ads.
Must-see preview of upcoming documentary
Matt Walsh released some eye-opening footage from an upcoming documentary about the excesses of the trans rights movement. It’s an interview with one of “Lia” Thomas' teammates on the UPenn women’s swim team, with her identity and voice disguised. What she says about why Thomas’ female teammates aren’t speaking up to protest Thomas competing against women is shocking.
She claims that if Thomas’ female teammates even bring up the fact that this might not be fair, they’re immediately shut down as hateful and transphobic. She says the school’s attitude is “comply or get out.” They even brought in someone from psychological services to talk to the female swimmers, to suggest that if they had a problem with a biological male competing against them, taking their trophies and records, and walking around nude in their locker room with “her” intact male genitals on display, that they were the ones with psychological problems.
The abuse this young woman describes is disturbingly reminiscent of communist regimes that use psychological torture and the threat of lobotomies to bully dissidents into silence. Or at the very least, the kind of gaslighting that sexual abusers use against their victims to convince them that they’re the ones with a problem.
It’s unconscionable that young women are being treated this way by authorities at UPenn, who are so invested in virtue-signaling to transgender activists that they have not only erased women’s sports, they’re reversing over a century of women’s rights and acting no better than the worst stereotypes of a bullying sexual abuser. Here's a psychological service for you: It sounds as if anyone with a daughter would have to be insane to let her attend that school.
You’ve heard of Brexit (Britain leaving the EU), but what about “Blaxit?” That’s the word some White House aides are using to describe the mass exit of black Biden staffers, who are leaving in droves because they’re unhappy with the work environment that offers little support from superiors and few chances for promotion.
The Administration denied the charge, claiming it’s just normal turnover and they have one of the most diverse staffs in history. But some black staffers anonymously said there may be a lot of black people working there, but they aren’t decision makers and there’s no path for them to get promoted into that tight-knit group.
That’s odd, I have been assured by the most trustworthy mainstream media voices that this sort of racism is solely the province of Republicans. Remind me, are there any Republicans in the White House these days?...
President Biden seemed to suffer a brain glitch during an event this week when he apparently forgot the name of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
While Biden is taking a lot of flak over this, I’m personally envious of him. I wish I could forget that Xavier Becerra is the HHS Secretary.
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