America is being demolished! The current regime of people running the country is ruining America. The land of the free, the home of the brave is becoming the land of being run for greed and the home of un-Americans running the country by not following the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence.

The people pouring across our southern border, numbering over 1 million so far this year, are coming for and getting the Joe Biden promised “free lunch” plus.

The freedom the country had through the Constitution is being trampled on in many ways, one being the edict everyone be vaccinated for COVID or, in many cases, lose their job. This includes police and firefighters in many cities. Add the police being defunded in many cities and we have greatly reduced security across the country. Then add the Biden debacle in running away from Afghanistan that has our enemies in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea licking their chops.

The spending of America’s money and increasing the ever-growing debt, is like an alcoholic out for a “night on the town.” This is causing the increase in inflation. This and the increase in oil prices caused by Biden’s elimination of America’s oil independence are hitting the Americans that have been eking out a living, many raising children, the hardest.

The backup of ships with goods coming to America is being totally ignored by Biden and the transportation secretary who are doing nothing about it. We are told by Biden to “lower our expectations.” HUH!

I am raising my expectations! Raising them believing we will vote out of office most of the Democrats that support the socialist take-over of America. I expect most of the people that voted for Biden and other Democrats that put us in this mess will feel the hurt and change their vote in 2022 and 2024. This has already started in the November 2021 elections.

In New York City on Oct. 25, 2021, there were thousands of police, firefighters and New York City workers marching in peaceful protest to the COVID mandate in that city. That is the American way and needs to be continued across the country through October 2022 and then continued through October 2024.

William Bugg

Monrovia

(61) comments

stjohn42

It is easier to list all of the accurate items in this LTE (0) than to count the errors. And AFAIK, anyone who buys into the :"Sleepy Joe" trope while ignoring the profound inadequacies of Republican politicians is probably in need of their own cognitive testing. The writer then trails off into a list of things he believes to be problems, rather than the actual problems.

TwoDawgs56

WB, you are right on target. In the 10 months since this mental incompetent has been in office, there is not one single area where the country is better off. In fact, one could write a term paper on all the Biden buffoonery. But don’t take my word…. 70% of the country thinks we’re headed in the wrong direction, and Joe’s disapproval rating is 60%. And with today’s sky-high energy prices which affect nearly all aspects of our lives, this winter is going to get ugly. Many poor and lower middle-class people (key Democrat voting group) are going to have to choose between food on the table, home heating, and gas for the car. I hope Dick’s Sporting Goods has a good discount on sleeping bags. Please don’t be fooled by the euphemism falsely called Build Back Better. Translation…collapse our free market capitalist economy by overwhelming it with entitlements (that’s why they want an open border to bring in more free-loading voters) and replace it with a utopian socialist paradise. It’s called Coward-Piven strategy. Welcome to Venezuela.

Piedmontgardener

Let's deal in facts, not the usual garbage can of talking points from Fox News.

1. Unemployment in the US is 4.6%, declining. FACT

2. DJIA index is at 36,422 this morning. Well above historic highs prior to COVID. It was 31,188 on the day of his inauguration. FACT.

3. Demand and supply chain issues have distorted the energy market. FACT.

4. COVID theraputics such as Pfizer's pill promise a better day, even for the unvaccinated idiots. FACT.

I feel sorry for people who have to treat fear mongering of a socialist revolution in the US as something other than a dystopian construct to rile up the easily led. That's where you and Bugg live. On the side of the road of the world is ending.

phydeaux994

TD56, here you are living high on the hog in one of the richest Counties in America living in a beautiful home driving a couple fancy vehicles with a President who is trying to return us to the America we enjoyed before January 20, 2017, the Leader of the World. Now we are a divided Nation where nearly half of it’s Citizens are hoping that our President fails and they can re-elect the man who tried to turn us into another Russia with him as our Ruler. What the hell is that all about Republibans?

public-redux

"Life is Hard But Life is Hardest When You're Dumb"

The Austin Lounge Lizards

olefool

The non-existent and the undetectable look very much alike.

Awteam2021

I find it interesting if not odd, folks that cry for energy independents are opposed to the ‘Build Back Better” bill. The bill includes building EC charging stations across the country and a financial incentive to switch from combustible engines to electrical cars, greater incentive if the car is built in the US. Once passed, oil prices will drop dramatically. The US renewable energy industry will expeditiously grow. New high paying jobs will be in great demand, while requiring less post high school education. OPEC will literally be flooding the market before the demand for oil goes the way of the horse shoe and horse-drawn carriages.

Can’t you guys see where the world is going? Do you want to leave this huge market to China? Do you think corporations care which country will build the future technologies based on patriotism. The British thought that about the American colonist. How did that workout?

The dumbing down of America has really taken its toll. Once smart folks are now stupid. Why?

DickD

AW, I leased a 2012 Nissan Leaf for three years. Range was terrible, 73 miles with a full charge. Still, it went almost 20,000 miles in three years, all local. It cost about $13 a month to charge, using a 110 line. Not great and charged at about 6 miles per kilowatt hour. That meant a overnight charge of 12 hours would give a range of about 72 miles or in other words a full charge. A 220 line is about three times as fast and some current chargers will charge much faster.

For charging times look at this site:https://www.evgo.com/find-a-charger/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**Elevated%20-%20PPC%20Search%20Non%20Brand%20-%20Find%20a%20Charger&campaignid=316309588&adgroupid=1355698093176695&adid=

Please note, the car limiting charge, the battery size and the station all make a difference in actual time and charge.  Also, it will be impossible to tax all electricity used for the road, so the future is likely to include a different kind of tax for road use.

Dwasserba

Fun to read but I can’t uncross my eyes, will this pass

TrekMan

Nope, your gonna have to live with it!🤣

Awteam2021

William, the Declaration of Independence made a promise of liberties that the founders felt were fundamental and inherent rights, but those liberties didn’t become legally enforceable until they were enumerated in the Constitution with the Bill of Rights. In other words, the fundamental freedoms of the American people (not all people though, slaves were excluded, not considered people but chattel) were alluded to in the Declaration of Independence, implicit in the Constitution, and enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

Not really necessary to list all three, as you believe are being violated. You’re repeating yourself 🤦‍♂️.

joelp77440

And the cranky old man of the day award goes to............................... William Bugg!

Hayduke2

He is a repeat winner!

HappySeller2014

Wow. Locally around here we just worried about dead balloon carcasses and constipated duck weathervane city logos. And salacious Christmastime postings of harassment and intrigue.

Live locally, my LTE friend. You will die young worrying about everything. It is beautiful today...go plant a tree?

mamlukman

The vaccine "mandates": Read the Constitution....

Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States... "provide for the general welfare" = don't let millions die needlessly in a pandemic. Supreme Court decision (by 7-2) in Jacobson v Massachusetts, 1905: "...in every well ordered society charged with the duty of conserving the safety of its member, the rights of the individual in respect of his liberty may at times, under the pressure of great dangers, be subjected to such restraint, to be enforced by reasonable regulations, as the safety of the general public may demand" and "[r]eal liberty for all could not exist under the operation of a principle which recognizes the right of each individual person to use his own [liberty], whether in respect of his person or his property, regardless of the injury that may be done to others." So there you go. Both the Constitution and the Supreme Court.

National Debt: Yes, of course it's high. Compared to other countries? Not so much. The interest rate (10-year bonds) is lower than the inflation rate = in real terms, people are paying the federal gov. to take their money. But if you are convinced the debt is a huge problem, blame the ®republicans, starting with Reagan. They're the ones who borrowed the bulk of it--not the Democrats. What president had the last budget surplus? Clinton. Who added $6.7 trillion to the debt? Trump. https://www.thebalance.com/us-debt-by-president-by-dollar-and-percent-3306296

Greed in the federal government? Heaven forbid. Trump's appointment of a former lobbyist for the coal industry to head of the EPA? No conflict of interest there, right? Former head of Exxon as Secretary of State? Nah, no conflict there. Move along.

I'm curious about Biden's "elimination of America's oil independence." News to me. Beyond banning fracking on federal lands and stopping the incomplete pipeline from Alberta, what has he done?

Supply chain backups? This is not a "US problem." It's a worldwide problem. What is Biden doing about it? So much I can't summarize it here, but read https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/13/fact-sheet-biden-administration-efforts-to-address-bottlenecks-at-ports-of-los-angeles-and-long-beach-moving-goods-from-ship-to-shelf/ You can't just sign an executive order and the next day find new port facilities, new warehouses, and new rail lines. And if the federal gov. did build new ports, new warehouses, and new rail lines, I suspect our letter writer would be complaining about Socialism and the increase in federal debt to pay for it all.

Sadly, reality is a faraway dream for people like Bugg.

gary4books

HUH!

MRS M

Mr. Bugg truly doesn't need to get his panties in a knot. The adults have begun to clean up the disasters Trump and his "Republican" lemmings created and allowed to fester during the previous administration, just as history shows, after Republican administrations....the great push and pull of American democracy as we know it. The great enabler of Trump's crimes and attacks on the Constitution,, AG William Barr, is gone. A murderous attack on the US Capitol, the "wall" built to keep out the caravans of strollers at the border, the zero accomplishments of Trump's "infrastructure week" , the great American glory of Trump's unleashing of the white supremacy in Charlottesville and beyond, and of course.....the Republican's arduous, wasteful and unproductive 8 LONG year spent on their primary legislative goal, defeating Obamacare, abject failures one and all.. Trump promised Americans an exit from Afghanistan, and failed. There's a pattern here. If nothing else, Americans can be assured that the Constitution and America's Bill of Rights are protected today, unlike on January 6th, 2021, when Trump incited a riot in an attempt to overthrow the results of a US presidential election and retain the seat he had lost. Crimes of sedition, anyone?

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Awteam2021

Cute, but you left out who goes to the Red Horse anymore. You? 😉

TrekMan

Friday night Prime Rib!! Check it out. Looks like my joke offended some wall flower because the FNP deleted it.

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Trekman

I could go for a petite fillet and a baked potato, is that what you would recommend from the Red Horse? So they don’t have public restrooms there, is that why Jo couldn’t find the restroom?

Oh wait this is a story about the last time you and the missus went to the Red Horse isn’t it? So you let the missus order for you? Very progressive of you!

threecents

Not sure if this LTE is intended to be satire.

public-redux

Poe's law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, every parody of extreme views can be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the views being parodied.

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shiftless88

It's difficult to attack a letter that is pretty much lies from start to finish. Clearly it is a wasted effort.

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olefool

CD and Bugg.. Peas in a pod..... Too funny.

shiftless88

5.6 million jobs added, steadily decreasing unemployment, steadily rising wages. Thanks, Joe.

Dwasserba

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CD

Just curious are you and Mr. Bugg acquaintances in real life? Can you dish about him? His minds fascinates me...well yours does too, I would like to know what two fascinating minds think about when they get together? I would imagine your discussions about world events are mind blowing....I hope you are taking notes?

shiftless88

On a side note, those NCY firefighters marched in the streets and blocked traffic. In the past the right-wingers like Mr. Buggs would have encouraged people in cars to run down anyone impeding traffic. Where was the outrage here, Mr Buggs?

Piedmontgardener

Look in the mirror, Mr. Bugg. You and those who enabled and refused to repudiate Trump's activities are solely responsible for what you dislike. You literally did it to yourself.

olefool

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fjulia

It is just amazing how almost every claim or complaint in this LTE is false or based on a false premise. However, this is true every letter from Mr. Bugg. The most egregious is his claim on Afghanistan. The pullout from that nation was made irrevocable when the "coward with bone spurs" agreed to release 3,000 terrorists in that country. Where was Mr. Bugg's indignation then. I can accept a difference of opinion but not a difference of facts. Very clear this writer gets his news from sources who lie.

Awteam2021

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FightingFires4Life

What are your thoughts on all of the other issues he raised? Also, can you explain what good it does to shut down an oil pipeline in the U.S. and then beg OPEC to produce more oil?

Lastly, what are your thoughts on giving money (up to $450,000.00) to illegal immigrants? How can this be justified?

Hayduke2

LightingFires - the issue with the money was caused by the last president and has already resulted in the US being sued many times. Biden rejected that amout. Quit spreading political nonsense and telling incomplete stories. One source:https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/biden-says-report-migrants-getting-450k-payments-is-garbage/64O6N3PMHBHKJGD7LJAUE5YSME/

TrekMan

From the Dude who wanted Blaine Young to write in for Mayor!! Hahahahaha!!!

Hayduke2

Fire - if you are referring to the Keystone XL pipeline, then you should know it is not complete, never carried anything and had many other issues.

Dwasserba

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olefool

Not a single drop of the oil in that pipeline was destined for the USA, it was going to a refinery and then to tankers waiting in the Gulf of Mexico for export. Now, if we could tax a dollar a barrel for every mile the oil travels through our land I might be more enthused. Now, about the $450,000.00 lie, You do know that Biden squashed that idea, no? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-immigration-payments-border/2021/11/04/881cbb3c-3d88-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html

gabrielshorn2013

olefool, regarding the pipeline, so what? Oil is a fungible good, and the oil from Canada brought into the worldwide market will either increase worldwide supply, driving down prices, or allow more US oil to remain in the ground. As for taxing "foreign Canadian oil" coursing through a US pipeline, forget it. NAFTA puts a damper on that. The Canadian oil will get to the market now via trucks traveling our highways, or trains traveling our railways, which is a far more hazardous method than pipelines.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42548824

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/california-data-show-regular-truck-crashes-deaths-along-proposed-exxonmobil-oil-trucking-route-2020-07-23/

Awteam2021

Also some folks seem to forget TC Energy behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline terminated the project after Biden revoked a key cross-border permit through Indigenous territories. Curious how ‘Firefighter4life’ would feel about the pipeline going through his home.

Awteam2021

You knowing what fungible goods are, a commodity, it doesn’t matter where it comes from. It’s all interchangeable. Right Gabe?

Hey gab I’m not the only one that can see into your mind….olefool and Awteam2021 are also waving at you, 👋👋👋…..lol

gabrielshorn2013

That is correct, aw. Source is not the issue when the good is entered into the supply chain. The good could be from A, B, or C, and end up in X,Y, or Z. So what's your point? That does not mean that the Canadian good (tar sands oil) cannot enter the supply chain. It simply will not be put into the supply chain by a safer and more economical means. It will be shipped via either rail tank car, or highway tank truck, to either a refinery or a waiting oil tanker that will take it to some other refinery in the world.

gabrielshorn2013

And your point is, pickles?

TrekMan

But the fact that the idea even existed is INSANE!!

Awteam2021

You are mistaken, Gabe. Most of the crude oil produced in Canada already is shipped via existing pipelines from western provinces to refineries in the U.S., Transit by rail or truck has not increased since the termination of the XL pipeline (not cost efficient). In 2020, Canada exported 82% of their crude oil it produced to be refined in the US by existing pipelines. And actually the amount of tar sand oil coming into the US from Canada has decreased because of refinery cost issues. If you see oil trucks or oil rails, that’s most likely refined oil ready for market, refined in the US and going to local distribution centers. ~ info from “Motley Fool” investment journal.

Awteam2021

Gabe considering you a friend that I sometimes differ with, here’s a stock market tip, ‘lithium batteries’.

My point gab is that even after that deep look into your mind Awteam2021 still wants to hang with you…..he gave you a stock tip, isn’t that what a friend would do?

gabrielshorn2013

@ Awteam2021 Nov 8, 2021 4:44pm

Thanks for the tip aw, but I invested in lithium miners (LTHM, ALB) and recyclers (LICY) a while ago. Very nice returns so far too. However, Li batteries are not the panacea that most folks believe them to be. The manufacturing and recycling processes are far from being "green". There is lots of energy from fossil fuels expended to extract the ore, and reprocess the expended batteries. Li is also a strategic material, not found everywhere on earth in commercially-available quantities.

So what happens to the used batteries?

https://www.science.org/content/article/millions-electric-cars-are-coming-what-happens-all-dead-batteries

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56574779

shiftless88

Gabe, since you say you invested in recyclers then you must realize that there is a solid market for recycled vehicle batteries. Not to mention the secondary market for the grid after they lose sufficient effectiveness for vehicles. But back to oil: why doesn't Canada just build pipelines across Canada?

gabrielshorn2013

@ shiftless Nov 9, 2021 5:48pm

Yes, that's why I decided to invest. However, it is not without it's problems. See the references I posted. It's not like recycling glass or aluminum. It's far easier and cheaper to use virgin ore. As for the Canadian oil, they do ship it across Canada to waiting ships that bring it to US refineries capable of handling tar sand oil. I believe that was one of the reasons that Keystone was being built, because it would be safer and cheaper to get the Alberta oil to that refinery.

shiftless88

I will note that President Biden himself said that $450k was too much

gary4books

The latest report I have is that every border crosser gets four hundred fifty million Dollars.

gabrielshorn2013

Yep.

shiftless88

This is the article I saw. Has it been superseded? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-immigration-payments-border/2021/11/04/881cbb3c-3d88-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html

shiftless88

The increase of oil prices is generally beyond the control of the President. You do understand this, right?

Awteam2021

The Keystone Pipeline wouldn’t have been fully operational till 2030 at best, whereas OPEC can immediately raise production.

Lastly, not sure want is a justifiable punitive damage for losing children but I don’t know where you got your dollar amount from. That hasn’t been determined yet.

Fredginrickey

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stjohn42

I wish he would go Bugg someone else.

DickD

Get some Bugg spray. Lol

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