Quick Under the Fedora Thoughts “Biden’s” failures, NBA Kanter silence, DeSantis cops and nurses, supply chain irony & Fr. Leonard keeps me busy

The list of Biden failures in John’s piece on Sunday is really something but it has, in my opinion, one flaw.

I submit and suggest that Joe Biden is not and has not been in charge of this administration. Who is? I’d follow the money.


If you do a search of Enes Kanter you will find an awful lot of stories about his calling out China for what it is. You’ll find them from CBS, CNN, Fox, Yahoo and many others. But I’ve noticed that you won’t find the story at the NBA web site (at least I didn’t). I’ll wager if he was calling out Donald Trump or American police the site would feature him.

You know who you are slaves to by who you can critique.


I think DeSantis recruiting police who have lost their jobs over the Vax Mandate is rather smart. Given the nationwide nursing shortage any governor who did the same would really reap the rewards of fully staffed hospitals and nursing homes.

That would be a pretty big quality of life gain to me.


Normally I buy very cheap $1 earbuds from the dollar store as a five pack because I’m rather rough on them. I found that the store was completely out.

One might argue that this would have happened no matter what due to COVID although I suspect the Trump admin would have taken early action to counter it but with Biden and the like in charge they bear the blame.

It will be quite an irony if the steal of the last election buries Democrats.


Finally blogging will be intermittent this week as I’ll be covering Fr. Leonard Mary’s visit to Fitchburg, Medford and Boston before I go into work each day.

So if posts are late you’ll know why.

Report from Louisiana: Ruberry Nailed it!

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – What a fab piece by John Ruberry on this blog yesterday! If you missed it, scroll down and read it. He has itemized everything that is wrong with the Biden presidency so far, at least as far as we know. Who knows what else is down the pike?

Ruberry has lined out the facts for us, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence and frustrations to back it all up. Everywhere I go I hear people talking about gas prices and supply shortages.

We were in south Louisiana last week and because my husband makes friends easily and can talk to literally anyone, we have talked to so many people that are absolutely furious at the current situation. I point out south Louisiana because so many people across the nation think south Louisiana is only New Orleans, but trust me, the entire south central and southwest part of Louisiana remains strong Trump territory. There is literally no reason we should be paying over $3.00 for gas right now. And as Ruberry says, higher gas prices hits the poor the most. I’d say the poor and the middle class, but the point remains.

And the supply shortages? Insane. Yesterday we had lunch after church with three other friends, and there was a large table seated next to us with nine people. Because their group was so large, they were a bit loud and it was easy to listen in to their political lunch topics. They were complaining bitterly about supply shortages and fearful for the holiday season.  There was one silent person at that table, a young man in his mid-twenties, and I’m willing to bet he was the only Biden voter and therefore was scared to say anything. He looked miserably uncomfortable. Maybe the food didn’t agree with him.

On an encouraging note, I’m reading more and more things about the decimation the mid-terms are likely to bring to the Democrats. We can pray.

At any rate, it’s enough to keep one up at night worrying about the future, for certain. I try not to because my husband worries enough for the both of us.

Be sure to read Ruberry’s piece. He nailed it.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport and at Medium; she is the author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and her Circle at Melrose Plantation. Follow her on Instagram @patbecker25 and Twitter @paustin110.