Well, as discussed in my previous post, Kevin McCarthy is no longer Speaker of the US House of Representatives. As I told him: you stop being the MAGA doormat, and that’s the fastest way to do yourself out of the gig. As regular readers will recall, the other way was to continue being the MAGA… Continue reading Paris Bugged by Latest Expatriate Community
This morning, my ten-thirty AM consultation was with an economist from the USDA. We spent about an hour and ten minutes discussing the ramifications of the Renewable Fuel Standard and its impacts on the corn market. Manufacturing fuel ethanol from corn was a stupid idea when it got started during the Carter administration, of course,… Continue reading Sage Grouse Brouhaha Spells a Recipe for Success
My eleven o’clock consultation appointment today was with Marco P. Capellini, who usually lobbies for the National Restaurant Association. Today, however, he was on family business and paying out of his own pocket – or at least offering to do so. “No, no,” I insisted, “please – this one’s on me. Consider it pro bono.”… Continue reading Iowa, Pizza Ranch and the GOP – What Would Jesus Order?