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Joe Biden gets unlikely competitor in 2024 Dem primary

On Wednesday, KFOR reported that convicted felon and “Tiger King” star Joe “Exotic” Maldonado would be running for the presidency in 2024 as a Democrat — while he is still incarcerated.

Maldonado is currently serving a 21-year conviction for violations of the Endangered Species Act and a murder-for-hire plot against wildlife park rival Carole Baskin.

Mugshot of Joe Exotic from Santa Rosa County Jail in 2018 via Wikimedia Commons.

“I’m joining the Democrats to fight like hell for every child in America. Their future won’t be destroyed by endless laws and the shadow of violence,” wrote Joe Exotic on Twitter. “It’s time for a g****** revolution, and I’m leading the charge!”

The reality television star previously ran unsuccessful campaigns for president in 2016 as an independent and ran for the Oklahoma governorship as a Libertarian in 2018.

“His campaign is advocating for ‘responsible gun regulation,’ reproductive rights, mental health and criminal justice reform,” the outlet reported. 

“Unrelenting in his quest for accountability, Joe Exotic seeks to expose deep-rooted corruption within the Department of Justice and fiercely advocate for innocent Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in federal penitentiaries,” his campaign said.

Maldonado will face an array of other Democrats in his longshot bid for the White House, with Joe Biden indicating he will run again for the office, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announcing his campaign last week, and failed 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson is giving it another shot.

This post originally appeared on the Piñon Post’s sister publication, Patriot Vibe.

Oldest U.S. brewery, owned by Trump supporter, thrives amid Bud Light boycott

While Anheuser-Busch’s brands suffer amid its Bud Light partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, one American beer company is surging with beer sales. 

D.G. Yuengling and Son, which is America’s oldest brewery, started in 1829, is owned by Dick Yuengling, a Trump supporter. 

The news broke of Yuengling’s support for Donald Trump in 2016 when Eric Trump toured the manufacturing facility in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October of that year.

“Our guys are behind your father,” Yuengling said to Eric Trump. “We need him in there.”

Despite leftists launching a boycott of the company at the time, Yuengling’s sales were not significantly harmed. Dick Yuengling said there was “nothing noticeable” about declines in sales, adding that they were only “down a little.” 

“Look,” Yuengling said, “we survived Prohibition. We survived two world wars when you couldn’t get any grain. We’ll be fine.”

Now, the company could be doing even better than “fine” amid massive boycotts of Anheuser-Busch products costing the beer giant billions in market valuation, while boycotters are flocking to Yuengling’s beer as a refuge from the “woke” beer brand.

In 2022, Anheuser-Busch unveiled a new logo that looked eerily similar to Yeungling’s successful logo of many years. Yeungling wrote in reply, “Cool new Eagle. We’re flattered. Yuengling, America’s Oldest Brewery, established 1829.” 

This post originally appeared on the Piñon Post’s sister publication, Patriot Vibe.

All the GOP senators backing Trump in 2024

It’s no secret 45th President Trump is a force to be reckoned with in the 2024 Republican primary for president, with polls showing him blasting through the current and possible competition by double digits. His support from key members of Congress may play a key role in that.

Here are all the U.S. senators who are backing Trump in 2024:

Woke Anheuser-Busch loses billion in value amid Dylan Mulvaney partnership

Amid Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s Bud Light partnership with leftist transgender advocate Dylan Mulvaney, the company’s stock value has taken a turn for the worst, with its market capitalization before news of the partnership being at $132.38 billion. Now, the stock’s market cap is valued at $127.13 billion, a nearly four percent loss.

Those losses following the Mulvaney branding sponsorship amount to more than $5 billion. 

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s stock prices during trading on April 12, 2023. Screenshot via Google Finance.

Conservatives are calling for a boycott of the product amid the “woke” pairing, with many formerly loyal Bud Light drinkers quitting the brand. 

On Tuesday, while appearing on Rosie O’Donnell’s podcast, “Onward With Rosie O’Donnell,” Mulvaney claimed, “These people, they don’t understand me and anything that I do or say then somehow gets taken out of context and is used against me and it’s so sad because everything I try to put out is positive. It’s trying to connect with others that maybe don’t understand me. It’s to make people laugh or to make a kid feel seen.”

Alissa Heinerscheid, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of marketing, recently addressed the conflict on the Make Yourself At Home podcast, saying, “This brand is in decline, it’s been in decline for a really long time, and if we do not attract young drinkers to come and drink this brand, there will be no future… it’s like we need to evolve and elevate this incredibly iconic brand. What does evolve and elevate mean? It means inclusivity… it means having a campaign that’s truly inclusive and feels lighter and brighter and different. And appeals to women and to men.”

This post originally appeared on the Piñon Post’s sister publication, Patriot Vibe.


Morgan Stanley predicts economic crash worse than 2008 for key industry

In a new report released by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, the company’s chief investment officer, Lisa Shalett, is predicting a worse economic crash than the 2008 financial crisis in commercial real estate.

Shalett wrote, “Commercial real estate, already facing headwinds from a shift to hybrid/remote work, has to refinance more than half of its mortgage debt in the next two years.”

The market is facing a “huge hurdle,” with a commercial real estate decline “of as much as 40 percent worse than in the Great Financial Crisis,” she continued.

Due to pandemic-era lockdowns with companies purging office space due to the lack of need for in-person offices, empty commercial buildings remain. “Office vacancy rates have moved toward a 20-year high,” noted Shalett.

The strain on commercial real estate has been exacerbated by the March banking crisis with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the instability of others, such as First Republic Bank. This, mixed with the Federal Reserves’ astronomical interest rate hikes from nearly zero percent to around 4.75 percent, are fanning the flames. 

Tesla and Twitter mogul Elon Musk has also raised this same concern, writing that commercial real estate “is by far the most serious looming issue. Mortgages too.”

CNBC reported, “The vacancy rate for office buildings rose to a record high 18.2% by late 2022, according to brokerage giant Cushman & Wakefield, topping 20 percent in key markets like Manhattan, Silicon Valley and even Atlanta.”

“The solution will lie in a combination of factors. The amount of loans that come up for refinancing drops sharply after this year, and new construction is already slowing as it does in most real estate downturns, and loan to value ratios in the industry are lower than in 2006 or 2007, before the last recession.” 

Moody’s Analytics’ director of commercial real estate Kevin Fagan said, “There’s a lot of headaches about calamity in commercial real estate,” noting, “There likely will be issues but it’s more of a typical down cycle.”

This post originally appeared on the Piñon Post’s sister publication, Patriot Vibe.

All of the beer brands to boycott amid Dyland Mulvaney’s Bud Light partnership

Following the revelation that transgender activist and influencer Dylan Mulvaney is being paid big bucks to be a Bud Light brand sponsor, many are calling to quit the brand, including celebrities like singers Kid Rock and Travis Tritt. 

Kid Rock made a video on Twitter showing his thoughts on the Bud Light brand:

Now, as boycott calls increase, here are all of Bud Light parent company, Anheuser-Busch’s other brands beer drinkers may think of quitting: 

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