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Archived Issue
Sunday, November 14, 2021
ISSUE #1086
Apologies for Steele Dossier Scandal; Kenosha Trial; Inflation; and Wind Power.

Have you seen all the apologies from major newspapers (the NY Times and Washington Post received Pulitzer Prizes in 2018) and TV networks for headlining the Clinton-funded Steele Russian-Trump Collusion story? Did you hear that James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan, James Clapper, Jake Sullivan, and Congressman Adam Schiff called former President Trump to beg forgiveness?

No, we haven’t seen or heard any of that although the investigation by special counsel, John Durham, implies they should retract the stories and apologize.

According to the Durham ongoing investigation (which should have been completed two years ago), the entire ‘Steele Dossier’ that conclusively tied the Trump campaign in 2016 to Russia was an elaborate $10,000,000 scheme funded by Hillary Clinton with full cooperation from FBI leaders and the CIA director.

This isn’t the first time political shenanigans have swayed an election. “I give you the real inside dope on our hired help in Washington. I know more scandal than a White House cook.” (Oct. 4, 1925)  Even though these shenanigans failed to get Clinton elected in 2016 (barely), with the ensuing Impeachment trials and continuing accusations about Russia, China and Ukraine, Trump was defeated in 2020.

In Kenosha, Wisconsin, where the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is about to conclude, 500 National Guard troops have been activated to protect the city from a potential riot. Oddly, the accused and the victims are white. If he is found not guilty, who will be rioting? And why?  Let’s give the Governor credit for being prepared this time. If he had called in National Guard and police reinforcements immediately to stop the original riot in August 2020, the city would not have suffered $50,000,000 in damages. And no one would have been shot by Kyle Rittenhouse.

Prices increased 6 percent in October for goods and services. Is that any surprise? We have 3 million fewer people working (including truckers, pilots, and workers in factories and the oil and gas business) and trillions of dollars given to people to spend because of Covid. Don’t you agree that more dollars chasing fewer goods causes prices to increase? (see second quote below)

The Climate Summit ended in Scotland without any major changes from China or India. Everybody flew home except for Greta Thunberg who is probably sailing back to Sweden. President Biden personally demonstrated his commitment to “wind power” to Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla. He never mentioned the human contribution to the level of methane in the atmosphere.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“Honor in politics is just as much lost as John W. Davis’s platform of ‘honesty’ was in 1924… In politics practically everything you hear is scandal, so a thing has got to be mighty scandalous to be worth repeating.” Life magazine, Oct. 12, 1928

“What this country needs is more working men and fewer politicians.” WA#95, Oct. 5, 1924

(I attempt to write with Will Rogers’ style and philosophy, poking fun at issues and political decisions. As an agricultural engineer I also try to offer solutions and apply common sense.)

 

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