Secretary Buttigieg – The problem? – It is our ‘demand’, We want stuff


 

Our Secretary of Transportation’s Pete Buttigieg Paternity leave, and his media rounds this Sunday makes him a topic worthy of conversation. Bill Kristol’s tweet attacking Tucker Carlson adds the requisite fuel. Better yet, we learn the problem is us. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress passing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would be the best way to help alleviate those problems on the Sunday talkie on CNN. Wow. Call this the super Cliff Note Edition.

The man didn’t have the sense of responsibility to appoint a Deputy to carry on during his absence, and no one seemed to noticed that he was MIA. No one noticed that this was a problem developing for months? Who was in charge? A third rate Mayor from a third rate city who filled in the boxes for being “woke.”

I followed the comment thread from the twitter post below. Amazing. Apparently no one found it odd at all that a Cabinet level position could remain vacant for several months, and that a position of such a high level of responsibility would demand more than the ability disappear off the face of the map for a good period of time.

Hail Mr. Pete. The latest iconic figure to emerge to reflect the ignorance of the electorate. So while they may not have toilet paper and the requisite Christmas toys for their kids, Pete had his time with “his” babies.

In truth, if one looks one tiny level below the surface of his statements, he makes a telling argument of why so many women have difficulty with children making it to the very top. One member of the partnership requires an intense commitment.

In the full interview on CNN he is able to spin why of course the problem is once again us. We want stuff. Lots of stuff. If we didn’t want stuff there would be no distribution problem. If only life were this simple. But Pete is a simple man from being a two bit Mayor in a two bit town. This folks is what we have and what we have become.

 

 For those who have the inclination the full interview, why our buying stuff is our problem. It is well worth a listen from an unserious person.

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36 Responses to “Secretary Buttigieg – The problem? – It is our ‘demand’, We want stuff”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    Who didn’t laugh when Biden bragged about how his SUPPLY CHAIN TASK FORCE was put together in JUNE for just this situation………..bragging, when he knows, and we know, it’s a TOTAL MESS. How PROUD he must be!!

    disgusting scary……………..and WHERE IS THE RIGHT??? WHY aren’t they DOING SOMETHING?

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  2. Baysider Says:

    “Walking the walk on our family values.” Pardon me while I throw up. Bleaghh! There. I’m better.

    I did listen to the whole interview. The only interesting part was Carlson – and well said! I enjoy Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer’s podcast. Phelim is a smart journalist, but rather tongue tied. His snappy wife carries the banter along. He often has great things to say, but I WINCE at his difficulty in getting it out. The only thing WORSE than that is Buttigieg who can make nothing sound like something … until you read the transcript and recognize the same glib trash we’ve come to expect from the Biden camp. “It was Trump’s fault. Give us more money and power.” Or words to that effect. (-:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Conservative Tree House did a nice post with his gobbledegook…I found it after I did the post…. He is a slick operator..he will have his fan boys and girls who have not a clue how the world functions..

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  3. Mustang Says:

    If there is a poster-child for what ails this country, Buttigieg is it. I understand that he’s one of those loving gay parents who feel it necessary to nurse the child through some kind of weird device that allows men to nurse children. Utterly bizarre, in my opinion. But his stance on America’s materialism … suggesting that the transportation issues are “our fault,” is absolutely typical of government bureaucracy. Shift blame, manufacture excuses, point fingers … but you can still afford to take time off from work to artificially nurse a child. Amazing. Do we have a great country, or what?

    Meanwhile … what started all this was the Covid virus released into the human population. So, we’re hearing about the international military games and how the Chinese targeted these military athletes as their conduit for spreading the virus, the result of which (domestically and internationally) is crickets. Then we hear how Fauci was involved in channeling US federal grants to the Wuhan laboratory, which results in even more crickets. And then you begin to do mental math trying to compute how many people have died from this fiasco, and wonder …. why isn’t this a “war crime?” Why isn’t anyone being held accountable? And then you realize that there is nothing “we the people” can do about it. Zip. We’re being held captive by a bunch of bizarre-o whack jobs. Is it any wonder that most people in the US today have NO confidence in the government? Is there any question why so many people have become non-Vaxers?

    My neighbor works for Lockheed. He’s on one of their aircraft maintenance teams. He and his wife both received their Covid-19 jab earlier in the year. But his team was informed by Lockheed executives last Friday that anyone not vaccinated by today is automatically fired. Last Friday, 13 of his 30 man team made it easy for Lockheed. They up and quit. Thirteen mechanics walked off the job. So, the question is, is getting the Covid jab more important than the mechanical safety of aircraft? Have we lost touch with reality? Apparently.

    Honestly, I don’t understand this country any more.

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    • Bill H. Says:

      No confidence in government? Or in the health care system.

      As a “person at risk,” age 78 with seriously compromised lungs, I have gotten a flu shot every year for quite a long time. Not this year. I am staying as far removed from the corrupted health care system as I can. If doing so kills me, so be it. At least it will be a natural death.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Mustang.. the ripple effect of this Covid mandate will bring our country to its knees. They have to know that…that is what is so freightening. EMS in Maine laid off…police… its almost like they want to have a happening.

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  4. Bill H. Says:

    Headline reads, “Newsome signs bill outlawing gas powered lawnmowers and leaf blowers.” The problem, of course, is not so much that the airhead governor signed it, as that the airhead Democrat legislature passed it. The even bigger problem is that airhead voters in 20% of the state elected the legislature, and the other 80% of the state hates their guts for doing so.

    Battery powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers cost about three times what gas powered ones do, and that’s before you consider the cost of extra batteries because one set of batteries lasts only about 40% of a work day. Really good ones that is. Cheaper ones only last 25% of a work day. They also tend to blow up and injure the operator. Think about coming home from from work and having to charge a dozen sets of batteries for all of your equipment.

    Add 150 million electric lawn mowers and leaf blowers to the 2 million electric cars that need to be charged, and we will need to import power from at least 15 states, and it’s doubtful we will find that many states willing to send their power to us.

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  5. Mustang.Koji Says:

    The Biden Show needs to be taken off the air. I have first hand knowledge of the root causes of container ship congestion the the ports of LA and Long Beach. There are about 65 container ships outside of the combined port area. A number are drifting off Catalina as they cannot drop anchor. Longshoremen – some who get paid a quarter million dollars just to lackadaisically operate the cranes – think it’s OK to slow it down. Thousands of containers are stockpiled at these two terminals due to no chassis and truckers see it as a losing proposition to wait and wait to find out container is flat on the ground or stacked on top of one another. Ocean freight rates have gone from $900 to over $14,000… and most shipping lines and ports are owned by CCP.

    The Donald wouldn’t have let this happen.

    It’s ALL Joe and Mr. Buttlicker.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for your insight.. little known in 2016 the first thing Trump did was throw out China

      Trump rids major shipping port of Chinese control

      Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.

      It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement in 2012 giving China control of America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Bill H.. about as smart as getting rid of the Panama Canal.

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  6. nrringlee Says:

    New Left Progressives will never admit flaws in progressive public policy nor will they accept accountability for the negative effects of their misguided policy choices. I live in a county in Arizona where one of our fastest growing industries is the trucking industry. Now, that is helpful because we need trucks to haul all the beef we wrangle here but these trucking companies are fleeing the regulatory state of California. Specifically they are fleeing arbitrary and ineffective environmental controls on diesel engines. Just as industries have fled due to inventory taxes, carbon taxes and other feel good legislation these small firms are fleeing to freer ground. And here it the rub. They still run in to California for loads, this time bearing Arizona plates and paying Arizona taxes and fees. The equity and income leaves the once Golden State for freer grounds but the need does not. Due to the cost of fuel, inefficiency at California ports (regulatory imposed) truckers are fleeing to more friendly and fertile runs in the fly over country rather than heading to the Logan’s Run arena of California. Who can blame them. They are in the business to make a living and not collect bonus points on their fuel credit cards. But New Left Progressives fail to see this and regulate on.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Cali had caused all of us to pay thousands more per car thanks to their requirements. Since car makers don’t/can’t make various versions as done with gasoline, we are stuck with the effects.. I read some time ago, cars cost thousands more now. Add all the spying equipment– my insurance agent said I could get a cheaper rate if they monitored my driving…speed, etc.. so there we go.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Companies moving out of CA is a good sign. Now what needs to happen is for truckers to refuse to deliver/pick up goods in CA. We’ll see how long that POE stays viable, then.

      Our friend at Geez keeps reminding us that CA has a large number of conservatives. Hmmm. There are 80 members of the CA Assembly; 60 of those are Democrats. There are 40 members of the CA Senate; nine are Republicans. Hard to imagine that a “large number of conservatives” would allow such an overwhelming number of communists in the state legislature. A Republican in the state legislature may wrestle each morning over the question, “Why should I even bother going to work?”

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Good idea Mustang….soon the idea of shutting down the roads will pick up steam.. I am against the notion because of life safety issues, but no doubt there will be strikes..

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  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Is Krystol trying to be relevant?
    It’s not working.

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  8. Linda Says:

    I like to shout it out to these dense politicians and their minions, “I’M NOT THE PROBLEM, YOU ARE!” But, you know, its designed this way; to make us the American depended on them the government. I believe this all to be a nefarious game they are playing. AND you know, there are folks out there who are just going along with it…so sad.

    Thanks Peter, I enjoyed your comment. smiles

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  9. peter3nj Says:

    So then it’s the private sector’s problem until Pistol Pete finds himself washing cloth diapers, when friction modifiers like K-Y and petroleum jelly are rare as hens teeth, thats when the proverbial sh_t hits the fan.

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