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"Oligarch" is today's Fox News word of the day

I have it on doing stuff in the kitchen. My daughter is studying and my wife is wiped out from vaccine shot #2.

The Pete guy is hosting the 7:00 show. O’Keefe from Veritas, Kayleigh, Newt and Gym Jordan on together. I must have heard “oligarch” 8 times so far. “Some oligarch in his mansion in California can just cancel President Trump. If they can do that they can cancel you!” That was the same message repeated basically each time.

Laura Linney has an upcoming documentary about how Big Brother is tracing you .....and it’s not with your phone.

Lots of teasers for Hannity’s interview with Caitlyn Jenner tonight.

Lumber is through the ROOF!

Lumber mania is sweeping North America

A lumber frenzy has taken over homebuilding, Home Depot, and the internet.


While the memes are a joke, the situation is real: Demand for lumber has exploded in recent months, and suppliers have struggled to keep up. Much of the industry has been on its heels since the Great Recession, and it slowed down production accordingly. Those sawmill closures and such aren’t easy to reverse, even if someone might have predicted things would pick up now.

Prices have, in turn, skyrocketed. For years, the price of 1,000 board feet of lumber has generally traded in the $200 to $400 range. It’s now well above $1,000. (One board foot is 12x12x1 inches, and the average new single-family home takes about 16,000 board feet of lumber to construct.) A new house that would have cost $10,000 in wood to get off the ground a couple of years ago now costs $40,000 worth of wood — assuming, that is, you can even get your hands on the lumber.

“Not only has it surprised me, it’s just surprised the whole industry, how quickly we came roaring back. Housing and construction, repair and remodel, that’s where so much money was pointed by American consumers that the sheer scale of demand was hard to fathom,” Stinson Dean, CEO of Deacon Lumber, a lumber trading company based in Missouri, told me.

“It’s adding about $36,000 to the price of a typical newly built home and almost $13,000 to a typical apartment,” said Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders.

So we've decided on a vacation this year...RV'ing

Flying is still out of the question for my wife. She mentioned Myrtle Beach (we stayed for free for several years) and I said NO WAY. Going over the Bay Bridge Tunnel is also a hard NO for my wife.

We decided to rent an RV which run from $180/day to $400. We’ll be somewhere in the middle. We are each going to pick out some fun places we want to check out and then we’ll just go. Maybe in one general direction or maybe not. We will probably end up in Virginia for a lot of it (Bristol is as far from Richmond as NYC is) but who knows.

Yeah it’s a gas guzzler but we are very good about that sort of thing regularly. The price is about the same as a hotel room per night.

Steelers Draft Pick Najee Harris Hosts Draft Party at Homeless Shelter Where He Used to Live


A few hours before the start of the 2021 NFL draft, former Alabama star Najee Harris visited a homeless shelter, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), as they hosted a draft watch party in his honor.

It was a homecoming of sorts for the Steelers' No. 24 pick, as Harris, his four siblings and his parents lived in that shelter for several years growing up.

"Just to see him as a grown man with this kind of opportunity for him today and to know that he lived in this shelter among many other places their family had to move around and lives as a homeless man just speaks to [the thought that] anything is possible," Kathleen Sullivan, executive director of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, told ABC 7 News.

Returning brought back a lot of stirring memories for Harris and his family. He was in middle school when they stayed at GRIP before his family moved to Antioch.

😁 ☀️something I found to be crude but inspiring 🥳🤪

*** President Biden's speech thread 1***

If someone could pick this up for threads 2,3, etc it would be appreciated.

TWO WOMEN behind President Biden tonight. That’s really great.

Marijuana is legal here in 2 months - please help

'Not an easy transition': Inside Trump's unconventional first months out of office


But almost immediately, an assortment of other advisers were invited by Trump to oversee construction of his new political operation -- one he hoped would guard his rank as de facto leader of the Republican Party and lend support to allies in local, state and federal races who could advance his agenda. Among them were Trump campaign lawyer Justin Clark and attorney Alex Cannon, former Trump campaign managers Bill Stepien and Brad Parscale, senior adviser Jason Miller, former White House social media director Dan Scavino and longtime allies Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie.

Occasionally, the 45th President has invited candidates to meet with him at Mar-a-Lago who he has no intention of endorsing. One Trump aide said he enjoys the lavish praise and frequently crows to guests at the club about the weight his support carries. He has similarly hosted incumbent Republicans who have echoed his false claims about the January 6 insurrection and are already widely expected to receive his endorsement.

"He hates being off the A block," said a person close to Trump, using a term that refers to the lead segment in a cable news program. "He's really thinking of running again in 2024 just to get back to that."

The person close to Trump's operation said that while his TV consumption has declined since he left office -- a byproduct of him no longer being surrounded by televisions in the Oval Office or aboard Air Force One -- he still reads The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post each morning and regularly marks up articles about his achievements or policies to send to aides and advisers.

Once a prolific over-sharer on social media, with frequent video posts about everything from the child tax credit to workforce campaigns and hundreds of photographs of herself, Ivanka Trump, like her dad, has spent the past 100 days in relative online silence. Kushner, meanwhile, has popped in and out of his father-in-law's orbit as he devotes much of his time to writing a book about his tenure inside the West Wing and preserving the Middle East peace treaties he helped negotiate during the Trump presidency.

I'm running a laptop off my cell phone hot spot!

How cool is that?
Our phone service just switched over to T-Mobile. We now have hot spots on our phones that we can tap into. I’m actually teleworking on a work laptop from outside a medical appointment (routine) for my daughter.

This is amazing at least to me anyway. 😁

I .....AM....a funny Tweet 😆

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