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The Day After: Newsom Not Recalled, Taliban Promise to Help Biden with Climate! by The Elephant's Child
September 15, 2021, 3:26 pm
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Somehow, yesterday’s post didn’t get posted, so we can go directly to today’s update. California Governor Newsom did not get officially recalled, unfortunately, and California Democrats are trying to figure out how to ban recall efforts. Pity. Lousy governor, but politics will often triumph over plain old common sense. The train to nowhere will continue going nowhere, the needed cleanup of forests won’t happen, the water problems will continue, but I have no vote. I have lived all over California in 6 or 7 cities all over the state, and loathed the state generously over the years.

General Milley will be retired, court-martialed, or simply fired in short order. Congress has informed President Biden that they are not going along with his big spending dreams, and I don’t know what’s happening with the unbelievably stupid taxpayer money going to Afghanistan nor to the Afghan refugees being imported here. Latest reports have over a thousand Americans left behind in Afghanistan. Veterans have drummed up rescue efforts, but are not receiving any help from our State Department, which is apparently more afraid of annoying the Taliban than in getting our citizens out. File this whole thing under Badly Handled Mess. But the Taliban did promise to help President Biden with his climate concerns.

And as with so many other things, President Biden’s climate concerns are misplaced. The Earth is not overheating, The climate is controlled by the actions of our sun. CO2, carbon dioxide, is a natural fertilizer for plants, and even Afghanistan has had unusually bountiful crops.

Most forest fires are caused by lightening strikes, you can check that out with the U.S. Forest Service online, and learn where fires are and what their prospects are. I can look out of my window here, to the South where I get a view of distant trees and if they look smoky, I know there are fires in the Cascade Range. Growing up, one of my closest friends was daughter of a Forest Ranger, and ran a station. We got to ride the horses, or fish in the creeks in the meadows that were the beginnings of a major river. If you have never been to a Forest Service Lookout, inquire about visits. They can be very interesting, and they are located on major peaks where you can see for miles and miles.

Yesterday’s News! by The Elephant's Child
September 15, 2021, 1:59 pm
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The Biden administration has just announced that it will give millions, $64 million specifically, to Taliban controlled Afghanistan. WHY? additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. Does someone actually think that “humanitarian assistance” will actually go to the Afghan people? Can someone in our government actually be that naive? The Taliban just beheaded a couple of young, very young, men 10 or 12 years old, on general principles. “Humanitarian assistance” is not going to make them suddenly nice or cooperative. Any monetary assistance for Afghans will simply go to the Taliban.

Thousands of Afghans are now being processed and transferred to the United States. Some have been “vetted” many have not. “Processed” does not seem to necessarily include “vetting.”

We are still trying to find out how many Americans got left behind in Afghanistan, it sounds as if it is more than a thousand.

Then there is General Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who seems to have become a victim of Trump Derangement Syndrome. He somehow concluded that Trump was a vast danger to America and as Commander in Chief we had to worry about his possible surprise attack on China. He apparently had 2 routine calls with his Chinese counterpart and more than a dozen calls with NATO allies after January 6, to reassure them that the U.S. government was stable and that the U.S. did not plan a surprise attack on China.

His fever dreams were somehow confirmed by the invasion of the Capitol Building, when a number of Trump supporters toured the Capitol Building, following the red velvet ropes there to direct traffic, and frightened Congressional Democrats out of their wits. They did no damage, harmed no one, but Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues remain sure that it was an invading Trump army. Pelosi is still trying to sell that one as a revolt and an attack on Congress

Here at home. the Biden administration expects to add the Afghans they are importing to the welfare rolls. So you can pay for their food and housing and care. The welfare programs we have established were meant to help the needy among us, who needed help, not to import a bunch of foreigners from another country and add them to our already overburdened welfare system.

As I remind all of us so often, the federal government has no money of its own, every penny they decide to spend comes directly out of our pockets, in the tax rates or in the national debt they impose upon us. The Afghans come with the Islamic religion, that does not tolerate any other, nor allow anyone to disagree with their Islamic religion. They are not going to fit in easily. They get a death penalty if they give up or deny their religion.

We have absorbed many different religions, even fundamentalist ones, but this is something different, and nobody seems to be either aware or concerned about it.

AOC just appeared at the big Met Gala in a white designer gown decorated with a gigantic “Tax the Rich” slogan. Remarkably tacky. She, of course, has become “click bait”, meaning that press pieces that include something from or about her will get more attention from readers who are possibly interested in whatever her latest outrage has been.

Becoming “click bait” is not necessarily a good thing. It may mean that people are learning about the obnoxious or ignorant things you say. AOC may be “click bait”, but it also gradually exposes that she has a very large mouth, but is massively ignorant. She is not well-informed, just noisy, and seldom knows what she is talking about.

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