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Sunday, February 12, 2023
ISSUE #1147
China spies with balloons and TikTok. Chiefs win a Super Game

After the big China spy balloon crossed the country and was shot down off the South Carolina coast, it seems we have a “Balloon-a-Day” hitting our North American airspace. Another one was shot down today over Lake Huron.

Does it seem odd that the Chinese Communists complained about us because we destroyed their spy balloon? Among the pieces recovered from the ocean, one has English words written on it. A friend reminded me that Hunter Biden’s birthday was February 4. Maybe, just maybe, the balloon was intended for him, and the English words are ‘Happy Birthday Hunter.’

Despite Chinese complaints, President Biden assured the world that the spy balloon(s) won’t damage relations between us and China. He seems determined not to hurt the feelings of Xi Jinping, the Chinese President-for-Life. Instead of downplaying the spying, shouldn’t Biden strongly condemn China?

Xi Jinping is so angry at us, he has threatened to retaliate. If really wants to make millions of Americans mad, he would immediately shut down TikTok. Yes, TikTok. Millions of young people and quite a few adults all over this country would protest. If you thought Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was overwrought when a fellow Squad member was removed from a preferred House committee assignment, imagine her reaction if her millions of followers lost the use of TikTok.

Congress and President Biden know TikTok should be banned. But they are afraid because of backlash, not from China, but from a hundred million Americans obsessed with it.

Remember, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. Will Rogers did not write or broadcast anything about Valentine’s Day. But he proudly expressed his love for Betty Blake Rogers on Mother’s Day in 1930, “She has been for twenty-two years trying to raise to maturity four children, three by birth and one by marriage… There ought to be some kind of a star given to any woman that can live with a comedian.” (Radio, May 11, 1930)

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in the Super Bowl. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes brought them back from a 10-point halftime deficit and they won with a field goal in the closing seconds.


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