Let’s just blame the consumers for all the empty shelves

It was inevitable the supply chain catastrophe, empty shelves and TP chaos unfolding are all now the fault of you spoiled, whining consumers. Otherwise, everything would be fine.

Solution: Lower our expectations and accept “inconvenience.” Like the Soviets did!

We’ve gone from deplorable, racist, urban terrorists to whiny, selfish hoarders and shoppers. Just like “climate change,” we are the perfectly malleable distraction for whatever the latest woke indoctrination requires. So just shut up and take and blame the victim! Biden doubles down on catastrophic failure, expecting it to change, and when it doesn’t, it’s because your expectations were too high. You are the cause of his failure. “Let’s go Brandon...” clap, clap clap-clap-clap-clap!

Our current debacle of a lack of workers, stranded cargo ships, and rampant inflation are not the result of “the pandemic,” they are of disastrous decisions by tyrants in government.

Vaccine mandates and a media-driven public pressure campaign is resulting in firings, layoffs, resignations. Whether it’s “Hero” nurses, law enforcement, restaurant workers and liquor store clerks. Americans are convinced that working is complicated, political and dangerous. Unruly customers are the one’s who are threatening economic recovery don’t-cha-know? They are causing workers to quit, making the workplace something to avoid, ergo making recovery difficult. Stop it! It’s not the Biden administration causing this, it’s malcontents. So shut up already!

Actually, it’s remarkable that Biden’s press secretary when asked about the supply chain disaster, impacting the delivery of all consumer goods, mock the question with a snarky reaction reminding us of how the administration is clueless.

To accept the collapse of our economy due to self-important bureaucrats condemns us to inevitable economic and social collapse.

Let’s go Branon...!

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Wayne Medley


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Thank You, Brandon!

I echo appreciation for the things mentioned by Citizenjoe and OregonTrail. But I want to say Thank You Brandon for something emotional, even spiritual.

I felt as if the seat of our government had been defiled by the January 6 insurrectionists as they carried a Confederate flag through the building, as they damaged property, as they urinated and defecated all over the halls of democracy in their illegal attempt to block the peaceful transfer of power to the rightfully elected new President.

I felt deep wellings of emotion on Inauguration Day as youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recited words meant to inspire us all to come together as Americans and to face and overcome the many challenges ahead. It was truly a moment where God was shedding his grace on thee.

Thank you Brandon for bringing a youthful voice to re-sanctify what had been defiled by the mob. Thank you for replacing the gross and ugly with the hopeful and beautiful.

Thank you, Brandon, for caring about America.


Thank you, Brandon, for:

-Putting food into kids' bellies

-500,000 jobs last month

-Over 80% of jobs lost during pandemic are now regained

-Infrastructure plan...finally!

-Vaccine availability to the U.S.

-Restoring respect on the world stage

-Re-engaging the U.S. in Climate change solutions

As far as I can tell, the Republican plan for America is:

-Denying the Insurrection

-Spreading the Big Lie

-Fake outrage for 'wokeness' and CRT and Big Bird

-Billionaire tax shelters and Zero Corporate tax.

-Re-indoctrinate the minions to "Trickle Down."

-Voter suppression and fine-tuning gerrymandering

-Thoughts and Prayers unregulated militia

-Let's make healthcare a privilege again. Not a right.


OregonTrail88: yes. Trump was the first president since Herbert Hoover to have *lost* jobs during his administration, and he lost more than 3 million.

Biden's increased jobs by more than 5.5 million in the first nine months of his administration. The Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all hit all-time highs, multiple times, over the last nine days.

Meanwhile, Republicans tweet murder fantasies, rage against Big Bird and Mr. Potato Head, and other fictions, and continue to work their grift; gotta admire their consistency.


How dare you promote facts instead of ignorance and outrage.

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Happy infrastructure week. https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThankYouBrandon?src=hashtag_click


Thank you for your letter because it represents what a huge majority of Americans are thinking and know what is happening. Americans are fighting back which was reflected on Tuesday in Virginia, New Jersey, and throughout the US. CitizenJoe you seem to be the know-it-all professor of everything, but in reality all you have is the same mentality of all libs....that Trump is to blame. Well hate to burst your bubble, but the current administration is to blame and if you would take off your blinders and read and watch some real news, the reality might sink in. Since you know everything, why aren't you running for public office?


dljones: I've certainly not represented that I'm a "professor of everything" but I've taught at several universities and teaching hospitals; I expect I have a couple more advanced degrees than you do. I could be wrong. I've also run for public office (and won), thank you very much, and I will again. You?

But honestly: if you think this rather incoherent letter "represents what a huge majority of Americans are thinking and know what is happening," then you are, along with Wayne, not the brightest bulb in the knife drawer.


I have serious questions:

What do Republicans want The United States to be?

What do the Republicans want to fix or change?

How do Republicans interpret statements like Trump's "If you don't reelect me your country will be lost?"

If Americans are "fighting back", what are they fighting to accomplish?

I don't believe that I will hear many answers -- not because the answers don't exist in peoples heads, but because for the most part the answers point to desires that are not currently legal. Prove me wrong.


Citizenjoe....I will pray for you and your recovery....


Sure. Thanks. Have some additional actual information about TFG, courtesy Forbes:

"Donald Trump didn’t just inspire the Jan. 6 riot—he seems to have made money off it.

On December 19, Trump tweeted, “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” Almost overnight, the cheapest room in his D.C. hotel on that January evening surged from $476 to $1,999. Just over a week later, prices hit $3,600, before eventually climbing to $8,000."



I recommend this prayer for Citizenjoe and his recovery. If we say it in unison, it will bring peace and joy to all.

Pastafarian Prayer

Our pasta, who art in a colander, draining be your noodles. Thy noodle come, Thy sauce be yum, on top some grated Parmesan. Give us this day, our garlic bread, …and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trample on our lawns. And lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza, for thine is the meatball, the noodle, and the sauce, forever and ever. R’amen.

I'll say it for you also, Wretched, every time you seem off your noodle.





During the four years of the Trump administration, the economy lost 2.9 million jobs.

January 2021: Trump leaves office; unemployment is 6.3%.

Feb. 2021: Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects we will get to 4.6% unemployment by the end of 2023

Mar. 2021: Democrats pass the American Rescue Plan

Oct. 2021: Economy reaches 4.6% unemployment two years ahead of schedule

Thank you, Joe Biden


Also, thank you Brandon:



Twitter on thank you Brandon: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThankYouBrandon?src=hashtag_click


It's unsurprising that Wayne Medley would quote (and misspell) a euphemistic obscenity. It's disappointing that the News-Review would print it.

Supply-chain issues are incredibly complex; what's not complex is knowing that Chinese ports were shut down for weeks and then opened with record shipping that has jammed our ports--which, by the way, are handling more cargo than ever before in our history; that employment is surging, unemployment is dropping, consumer spending is at record levels, and the the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all hit record highs on multiple occasions this week--and again today. Highest consumer spending ever*. Ever. Highest stock market ever. Ever.

*we just exceeded 16 trillion dollars consumer spending (annual rate), for the first time ever. Ever.


Consumer spending from Fred: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PCE


"Stocks soared on Friday, with major benchmarks rallying to fresh records as investors reacted favorably to October jobs report, which showed a better-than-expected pick-up in payroll growth and another improvement in the unemployment rate.

The blue-chip index set new intraday record in the wake of the data, extending Thursday's gains and reaching a seventh consecutive record closing high. The S&P 500 also rose about 2% for the week to mark a fifth consecutive weekly gain — its longest winning streak since August 2020. The Nasdaq also jumped to a record the broad move higher in tech shares, and the Dow reached a record close as well. "


George Weston

Brandon-Is that right-wing media slang? I know it is. Maybe you need to get your information from more than one source.

If you and the others who complain about the empty shelves, are retired, then go back to work and provide a solution to the problem.

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