On Thursday a groundhog came out of his hole. He saw the shadow cast by the Chinese balloon, and dove back in. Expect 6 more weeks of speculation about the balloon.
By now you’ve heard a slew of Balloon jokes and various reasons the Chinese Communists might send high tech cameras and instruments across our country from Montana to the Carolinas.
Here’s a couple more:
The Chinese own so much of our farmland they used the balloon to check the crops, count their cattle, and prospect for more land to buy.
They checked skiing conditions in the Rocky Mountain resorts. Seeing the slopes were all overcrowded, they gave up and flew over the Smoky Mountains.
They joined the Scavenger Hunt for Top Secret classified documents. Hey, that’s not so farfetched; out of the millions of classified documents, I bet there’s still a few hundred the Communist leaders hadn’t seen yet.
Several Network News folks emphasized that the F-22 pilot brought down the balloon with ONE SHOT. Yes, to fire at a balloon as big as a domed football stadium, lumbering leisurely over a South Carolina beach on a sunny Saturday afternoon, it only required one shot with a Sidewinder heat-seeking missile.
I bet the pilot is being razzed by other fighter jet pilots and crew. Afterall, he’s trained to fly an F-22 at 1500 mph and attack highly maneuverable enemy planes. They’re probably saying, “Wow, only one shot. You’ll be hailed as the next Eddie Rickenbacker or Chuck Yeager.”
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden wound up admitting what you knew more than two years ago. In my “Weekly Comments” on Dec. 13, 2020, I mentioned information the New York Post had published before the election about Hunter being investigated by the FBI since May 2020. The Post had evidence from Hunter’s laptop computer, but it was refuted by 51 former Intelligence Agency leaders (who lied) as “Russian misinformation,” ignored by mainstream media, and censured by Facebook and Twitter. Last week Hunter Biden sued Rudy Giuliani and other Republicans for sharing information, including Chinese and Ukrainian deals, from his computer which he had abandoned at a computer repair shop in 2020.
President Biden will give a State of the Union speech Tuesday. He will likely emphasize new jobs created, low unemployment, and a growing economy. He will definitely highlight the new money for infrastructure, green energy, electric vehicles, chips, and the need for reforming immigration and police. However, if you hear him brag about how he has reduced inflation, food prices, gasoline prices, illegal immigration, drug use, and crime in our big cities, you and a few million others will be yelling at the TV.
If you don’t want to watch the President, there’s always basketball.
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“One of the few stipulated duties of the President is that every once in a while, he delivers a message to Congress to tell them the ‘Condition of the Country.’ This message as I say is to Congress; the rest of the country know the condition of the country, for they live in it and are a part of it. But the Senators and Congressmen being in Washington all the time have no idea what is going on in America. So the President has to tell ’em.” WA #371, Feb. 2, 1930