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Sunday, November 21, 2021
ISSUE #1087
Self-Defense, Biden Math, and Thanksgiving

The murder trial ended in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse (now 18) was found not guilty of shooting 3 white men because of self-defense during rioting 3 nights after police shot a black man armed with a knife. Actually, videotapes and a witness proved he was innocent and should never have been put on trial. But you would never know it by listening to many of the news commentators or even President Biden.

So, a white person shoots 3 white men in self-defense, is found not guilty by a jury, and the verdict is blamed by many in the media on White Supremacy and racism. The jury decision in Wisconsin, resulted in protest marches and looting… in Portland, Chicago, San Francisco, and Brooklyn.

President Biden stuck to his opinion as stated in August 2020 that Kyle Rittenhouse is a White Supremacist. The 3 “victims” had criminal records and were WHITE.

Now President Biden is in a bind. Should he admit he was wrong to call Rittenhouse a White Supremacist for political purposes in 2020 or should he satisfy Democrats who still want to use race with regard to the trial outcome?

Instead of waffling about the jury decision, Biden should have immediately gone on TV telling people to NOT PROTEST. After all, he lambasted the previous president for not stopping a protest.

Will our elected officials finally agree that bringing in extra police (including the National Guard) is a good way to prevent rioting, looting, burning buildings and injuring people? If these hoodlums feared getting shot or locked up it might prevent millions of dollars in damage.

I heard last week that a prominent university is updating the list of general education classes. Those are classes that ALL students, regardless of major, must choose from for a well-rounded education. One set of proposed classes was rejected because they had “too much math and science.” Yep, that’s what we need: more college graduates, voters and politicians who don’t know a lick about math or science.

Somewhat related, the House of Representatives passed a huge social spending bill last week. Listed at $1,750,000,000,000.00, it will cost more than $4,000,000,000,000.00 despite claims it will cost us $0.00 because corporations and billionaires will “pay their fair share.” What about inflation? Today an economic advisor to the President insisted that instead of causing more inflation, the bill will eliminate the 6 percent recent increase. Must be Biden Math.

If one or two Democratic Senators oppose this massive bill it would save hiring 87,000 new IRS agents. What this country needs is more truck drivers, not more tax collectors.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

          “Congress, with an eye, not on the budget, but on November, put a tax as high as 72 percent on some incomes.… The crime of taxation is not in the taking it, it’s in the way that it’s spent.” DT #1764, March 20, 1932

In the beginning days of Thanksgiving, its founders were willing to give thanks for mighty little. Because mighty little was all they expected. But now neither government or nature can give enough but what we think it’s too little. Those old boys in the Fall of the year, if they could gather in a few pumpkins, potatoes and some corn for the winter, they were in a thanking mood. But if we can’t gather in a new Buick, a new radio, a tuxedo and some government relief, why we feel like the world is agin’ us.” DT #2594, Nov. 28, 1934

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