Category Archives: Joe Biden

Bidenomics in Action: 99 Cents Only to close 371 stores

“Inflationary pressures” is one of the reasons cited for the stores closing.

From Daily Mail:

“Discount store 99 Cents Only has announced it will shutter all 371 of its locations, citing high inflation and rising theft as the reason for the closures.

The West Coast brand – which has shops  in Califorbia, Texas, Arizona, ad Nevada – announced the news in a press release Thursday without giving a timeline for the closures. 

It comes amidst a widespread ‘retail apocalypse’ which is seeing bricks-and-mortar stores struggle to combat rampant theft and increasingly tight margins.

Rival budget retailer Dollar Tree recently announced plans to shutter nearly 1,000 stores while also raising its price cap.

Mike Simoncic, interim chief executive officer of 99 Cents, said in a statement: ‘This was an extremely difficult decision and is not the outcome we expected or hoped to achieve. ‘Unfortunately, the last several years have presented significant and lasting challenges in the retail environment, including the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting consumer demand, rising levels of shrink, persistent inflationary pressures and other macroeconomic headwinds, all of which have greatly hindered the company’s ability to operate.’

Meanwhile, Dollar Tree has announced plans to shut 1,000, Macy’s has said it will cull 150 – a third of its total – and drug store Rite Aid is shuttering 77

Last year, major US chains including Target, CVS, Macy’s and Rite Aid were behind nearly 3,000 stores closures in 2023.”

Read the whole story here.

As the saying goes:


Crime pays: Ilegals in NYC to receive free taxpayer-funded debit cards

As the invasion continues at our border, the criminal illegal aliens arriving in New York City are rewarded. From The Daily Mail:

NYC begins handing out migrants taxpayer-funded, pre-paid debit cards, with 450 people set to begin receiving up to ‘$18,200-a-year’ payout

From the article:

“Migrant families in New York city have begun receiving prepaid debit cards as part of a controversial scheme that could see them receive up to $18,200 a year. Officials began distributing the cards to the first ten new arrivals at the city’s Roosevelt Hotel shelter on Monday. 

The cards are preloaded with a week’s worth of funds and will be rolled out to 115 families, equivalent to 450 people by the end of the week.

Mayor Eric Adams is pressing ahead with the $53 million scheme, despite a furious backlash amid fears the cards are open to abuse.

The debit cards can only be used at supermarkets and bodegas, the city leader said. A family of four with two children could receive up to $350 per week, depending on the children’s ages.

Participants will also have to sign an affidavit swearing they will only use the cards for food or baby supplies at the risk of being removed from the program.

Read the whole story here.

Anyone with a brain knows that this is unsustainable.

And anyone with a brain knows that you’d better vote wisely in November. Unfortunately, many have not learned this one rule:


Bidenomics in action: Family Dollar to close nearly 1,000 stores

Thanks to demorat’s (and RINOs) out-of-control spending, the U.S. Economy is not that great. Inflation remains high as well as interest rates, US credit card debt is at a new high, and unemployment has hit a tw0-year high. In combination with other progressive policies, stores are closing across the country.

You can now add Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores to the list (via CNN):

“Family Dollar, the struggling discount chain that caters to low-income customers predominantly in cities, said Wednesday it will close nearly 1,000 stores.

Persistent inflation and reduced government benefits continue to pressure the lower-income consumers that comprise a sizable portion of Family Dollar’s” customer base, CEO Rick Dreiling said Wednesday on a call with analysts.

Family Dollar will close 600 locations this year and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire. Family Dollar has around 8,000 US stores. Dollar Tree also said it will close 30 stores as leases expire.

The closures will improve the company’s profitability. But they are likely to leave a void for Americans with already limited shopping choices. Family Dollar stores are often in areas with few supermarkets, big box stores and other retail options.”

Read the whole story here.

Vote wisely in November, folks. Remember:


Biden promotes abortion up to birth in SOTU reports, March 7, 2024 [red color emphasis supplied]:

During his State of the Union address today, Joe Biden promised he would sign legislation to kill babies in abortions up to birth if Democrats win complete control of Congress this November.

“In its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court majority wrote ‘Women are not without electoral or political power.’ No kidding. Clearly those bragging about overturning Roe v. Wade have no clue about the power of women in America,” Biden said.

“But they found out when reproductive freedom was on the ballot and won in 2022, 2023, and they will find out again in 2024. If Americans send me a Congress that supports the right to choose I promise you: I will restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land again,” Biden said.

Over 65.5 million babies have been killed in abortions since the Supreme Court handed down that infamous decision in 1973. However, apparently, that’s not enough abortions for Biden, so he announced plans yesterday to expand both surgical and chemical abortions at a time when states already allow abortions up to birth.

Biden is going to continue his desperate attempt to exploit a federal law, the that guarantees “emergency medical treatment,” and twist it to try to force emergency rooms across the country to do abortions. Never mind that federal courts have already rebuked his attempt to turn ER doctors into abortionists.

Biden claimed during the speech that pro-life states deny pregnant women legitimate health care or lifesaving medical treatment.

This of course is totally false, as every single pro-life law in America fully allows pregnant women to get medical care — including for ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages.

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute, told LifeNews earlier this year that no pro-life laws preent pregnant women from accessing medical care.

“The overwhelming majority of OB-GYNs recognize both mother and baby as our patients and so does federal law,” she said….

Biden’s views are not shared by most Americans. A new national poll conducted by Marist University finds that two-thirds of Americans support pro-life laws that place limits on abortions.

The 2024 Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll results reveal that 66% of Americans support placing legal limits on abortion, and that nearly 6 in 10 support limiting abortions to the first three months of pregnancy.

This survey, conducted by the Marist Poll also found that 83% of Americans support pregnancy resource centers, which offer support to mothers both during their pregnancy and after their baby is born.

Additionally, the poll found that two-thirds of Americans believe healthcare professionals with religious objections to abortions should not be legally required to perform them, while 86% of respondents believe that laws can protect both the mother and her unborn child.


Cry Harder: Illinois Governor begs Greg Abbott to quit sending illegal aliens to his state

Illinois became a sanctuary state for illegal aliens in August 2017. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending illegal aliens to sanctuary states/cities since the border is wide open and a record number of people are illegally entering the U.S. Texcas cannot handle/house/give free stuff to all of them.

And now, surprise, surprise, apparently those who claimed to welcome all have had a change of heart.

Big Mad: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

From Daily Mail:

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker begs for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to stop sending migrants

Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker has begged his Texas counterpart Greg Abbott to stop busing migrants to Chicago as inclement weather is set to hit the Windy City this week.

The Democrat‘s request comes as new census numbers show Chicago has 4,468 more recently-arrived asylum seekers than previously thought, bringing the total number to 34,562.

‘While action is pending at the federal level, I plead with you for mercy for the thousands of people who are powerless to speak for themselves,’ Pritzker wrote in a letter to the Republican send on Friday and seen by the Chicago Sun-Times.

‘Please, while winter is threatening vulnerable people’s lives, suspend your transports and do not send more people to our state.’

Pritzker added that Abbott’s ‘callousness’ in flying or busing migrants to Chicago during the weather conditions was ‘now life-threatening to every one of the arrivals’ as temperatures are expected to plunge.

Gov. Abbott’s office replied by saying he will stop sending migrants to Chicago when the president “secures the border,” and claimed bus drivers were taking extra precautions due to the weather.”

Read the whole story here.

Good on Gov. Abbott!


The Climate-Czar’s Fart Caption Contest

This is our  world-famous 277th Caption Contest!

Here’s the video (go to the 0:18 mark for the fart, LOL):

John Kerry Blasts Fart During COP28 Climate Change Conference Remarks (Video)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023.

‘To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

If cow farts contribute to global warming, that makes Biden’s climate czar John Kerry a danger to global health and wellbeing.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.


Illegal aliens in Chicago now deciding they want to return to their native countries

Have you seen pictures from our border of illegal aliens wearing “Biden Please Let Us In?”

Let them in Biden has, at record numbers.

Now some placed in Chiraq (courtesy of Gov. Greg Abbott) are ready to head back home. From NY Post:

“Some Venezuelan migrants who trekked thousands of miles to the US in search of a better life are so disheartened, they say they’re already heading back home.

Michael Castejon, 39, told the Chicago Tribune he has had enough after he, his wife and teenage stepdaughter spent five months sleeping either in a police precinct or a crowded city shelter in the now-brutally cold Windy City.

He’s also been unable to secure a job permit or enroll his daughter in a local school — two of the main reasons things they thought would bring a better life in the US. “The American Dream doesn’t exist anymore,” Castejon told the paper on the eve of his family’s departure.

“There’s nothing here for us … We just want to be home,” Castejon told the Tribune of the South American country he earlier fled.”

Read the whole story here.

They are disheartened by the promises democrats couldn’t keep? Did y’all really think they were going to provide every need for you?

Maybe they should have done some research on Biden/demorats and blue cities before making the trip.  Could have saved themselves some heartache.

Enjoy your trek back home!


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We have a winner!


Our writers dutifully voted for their #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote us worth 2 points.

This was a contest in which there were two outstanding contenders.

And the winner, with four #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling a whopping 18 points, is:


Here’s his caption:

It’s not every day that you see man’s best friend next to man’s worst enemy.

TrueDan is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and three #2 votes, totaling 10 points:

Does that cone prevent him from sniffing little girls?

Gianni P is in 3rd place, with one #2 vote and 2 points:

“This antenna doesn’t work; all I ever get is static”


Congratulations, GregB!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our very exciting next Caption Contest!