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Sunday, December 5, 2021
ISSUE #1089
China and Russia want Taiwan and Ukraine; Biden counts on Santa Claus

 

In basketball, it would be called a “2 on 1 fast break.” In pursuit of global dominance, China and Russia are preparing a 2 on 1 break against us. It’s more of a slow break; Russia is slowly moving 175,000 Army forces into position to invade Ukraine, and China is threatening to attack Taiwan. Neither Putin or Xi are in a hurry, as long as they make their move while President Biden is still in office.

You don’t need to be reminded about the value of Taiwan’s booming economy. It’s the18th largest economy in the world, which is amazing considering it is the size of Maryland.

Ukraine used to be part of the Soviet Union. Putin is determined to get it back in Russia’s sphere, along with other countries that used to be behind the Iron Curtain. Ukraine is blessed with fertile soil. Considering only the absolute best soils in the world, the U.S. has about a fourth (mostly in Iowa, Illinois and nearby states), Russia has a fourth, and Ukraine has a fourth. This soil in Ukraine is so great that during World War II, Hitler invaded and had trainloads of it hauled to Germany. Now, you know that our trains haul coal, corn, cars, oil and other valuable goods. But dirt? Putin has other selfish reasons to control Ukraine, but do we want him to control almost half of the world’s best farmland?

China’s Communist leaders found another way to bash the United States. President Biden will host a global summit this week to promote democratic governments. Over 100 countries plan to attend the virtual conference. The Communists in China, where Covid-19 originated, criticized the U.S. and other democracies for “botching the response to Covid.”

Wow! The one that botched a response to Covid was China. The Communist Dictator Xi Jinping, who appointed himself president through 2035, deliberately caused the virus to spread globally while restricting travel within China. Covid could have been controlled within the Wuhan region, but Xi chose to let it out, intending to disrupt the thriving economic conditions around the world. Killing a few million people was no concern to him or other Communist Party leaders.

This Democracy Summit gives President Biden, with full support from those other countries, the opportunity to condemn the Chinese Communists. He needs to speak with the same tone he used to denounce our citizens who object to rewarding any illegal immigrants with $450,000.  Either that, or appoint the NBA basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom, our newest American citizen, to deliver the message to Xi.

President Biden was asked about the supply chain problems delaying Christmas presents. He said he’s not concerned about dozens of container ships from China waiting weeks to unload, “We can count on Santa Claus.”  One of my professional speaker friends said, “And he expects inflation to be solved by the Easter Bunny.”

We have two recent examples showing the value of the Judicial system in a democracy. A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin set a teenager free by way of self-defense, and one in Brunswick, Georgia convicted three men of first-degree murder.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“Tomorrow I am trying out Russia’s commercial aviation, flying down through the Ukraine to the Black Sea.” DT #2518, Aug. 30, 1934

“(The Communist Karl Marx) was like one of these efficiency experts.  He could explain to you how you could save a million dollars and he couldn’t save enough himself to eat on.” There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia, 1926

“On account of us being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years no matter what it does.” DT #1116, Feb. 21, 1930

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