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NCDem47's Journal
NCDem47's Journal
December 11, 2021

Covering the "why" inflation is happening.

I was watching the NBC Nightly News last night, and the lead story was about inflation (Is it just me or do they do a segement EVERY night about inflation?). Not ONCE did they explain WHY inflation is happening other than to give a platform to Mitch McConnell to ream the Deomcrats. I'm sure some of this is related to supply chain issues or its somwhat complicated to cover in a two-minute package. Same thing on my local news last night which was even WORSE! Just "inflation" is up with graphics with double digit increases.

November 9, 2021

Sign seen on restaurant door: "Sorry, we're out of dressing. Its because people don't want to work."

Small local restaraunt chain here. They're known for a particular type of dressing on their sandwiches. Paper signs taped to front door said they were out it and the reason why was because people don't want to work where they put the dressing in individual packets. The sign later goes on to ask customers not to take their frustration out on employees.

I don't know about you, but I read that as a RW talking point that some Americans are lazy and collecting unemployment and still riding the COVID-assistance gravy train. How else would you interpret that??

A-holes. How about your vendor paying a living wage?

P.S. I DO love their sandwiches with the dressing. DAMN IT.

November 2, 2021

So, the Dow crossed 36,000 today...

Can't wait to watch all the cable business shows give heaping praise to Biden.

Or for Orange Face to say the President made it all happen.

February 17, 2021

Does Biden need to step in on Texas to help with disaster relief?

Or is that the last thing anyone wants him doing?

As an outsider, it just looks like all systems are failing and its just a shoulder shrug by Republiacan leadership in the state.

February 8, 2021

So where is the Dem sweet spot for Senate trial?

All I hear is that it’s a forgone conclusion that Trump won’t be convicted by the Senate. For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume that outcome.

So, do the desired goals become:

1. Presenting ironclad evidence that binds Trump to 1/6 and cements public opinion that he instigated the insurrection and siege.

2. Prevents Trump from holding office again.

How efficiently and effectively can this be done from a timing standpoint? What’s that sweet spot where impact is made without going too long that Americans tune out? Or is length of time irrelevant and it’s all content and House managers ability to sell?

February 5, 2021

Biden + Harris together at big announcements

Clearly there's a strategy to involve Harris in announcements to increase her exposure and project closeness/teamwork with the President (like yesterday at the State Department, EO signings, COVID initiatives, etc.). They're making good on their promise to showcase Harris as an active VP closely aligned with Biden.

Do you think they'll keep this up for first 100 days only and scale back? Or will they stick with this all the way through midterms or longer? Don't get me wrong. I'm not dogging it. In fact, I think it's brilliant for succession planning. It's just the right amount of expsoure for Harris without overshadowing the President and makes for good optics. This just "feels" buttoned-up and on point. Kudos to all who make this happen.

February 1, 2021

60 Minutes on those who had loved ones die of COVID.


Let those who deny it, see that segment.

January 10, 2021

Fulton Co. Folks: just registered for COVID vaccine for tomorrow (Mon. 1/11)

County health site. At Mercedes Benz Stadium. Lots of availability. Open for:

Phase 1A

Healthcare personnel and long-term care facility (LTCF)

Paid or unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including but not limited to:

Staff in clinical settings (e.g. nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory, environmental services, etc.)

Long-term care facilities (LTCF) staff and residents

Also for:

Adults 65 and older and their caretakers

First Responders (fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 personnel, etc.)


January 8, 2021

Perdue's Senate Website GONE

Went online to send a message to him about impeaching Trump, and the site is gone and the official US Senate website doesn't even list him anymore under "how to contact"! Poof. No longer there. No wepage link on wiki either. That was fast.

January 7, 2021

American Airlines temporarily bans alcohol on D.C. flights after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol

Jan. 7, 2021, 10:29 AM EST
By Wilson Wong

American Airlines issued new “precautionary” measures, including an alcohol ban on flights to and from Washington, D.C., the day after hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Andrew Trull, a spokesperson for American Airlines, told NBC News in an email Thursday that they had increased staffing at airports in the D.C. area, among other measures.

"We are working closely with local law enforcement and airport authority partners to ensure the safety of our customers and team members on the ground and in the air," Trull said.

No alcohol would be provided on D.C. flights on Thursday, but Trull said the company would "continue to monitor the situation." Due to the pandemic, American Airlines stopped serving alcohol in the main cabin on Mar. 24, but it is still available in first class, according to the company.

The announcement came a day after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol — a chaotic and at times violent scene that left four people dead and forced Congress and Vice President Mike Pence to evacuate the building. Three of the four deaths reported on or around Capitol grounds were due to "medical emergencies." One woman was shot and later died.

Julie Hedrick, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, told union members in a letter Wednesday that they were aware of several flight incidents where flight attendants "were forced to confront passengers exhibiting politically motivated aggression towards other passengers and crew."

Hedrick advised flight attendants to "maintain situational awareness, and attempt to deal with all safety and security issues on the ground."

“As safety professionals, we are well trained in handling inflight disruptions, but we should never find ourselves having to deal with politically motivated verbal or physical altercations onboard,” Hedrick said in a statement.

“Remain extra vigilant on flights departing from the Washington, D.C. area for the next few days, and involve your fellow crewmembers if you have safety concerns.”


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