We may be off to Fredericksburg to a B&B with a pool. Step-daughter has to sign off on it. No telling. We’d go in the middle of the week after Labor Day for three or four nights. We’d hope to spend time talking to each other, including at least one board game evening, but there’d always be shopping, restauranting, clubbing for the kids, and visiting Enchanted Rock about a half hour north.
Sedona would be preferred by all but with Amtrak cancellations and price increases due to fuel and food, it seems too dicey this year. And probably through 2024 as long as Slimy Biden is POTUS. Not to mention the threat of World War III. F-burg is less than two hours away from home, versus most of Texas and all of New Mexico.
“…the Selective Service System (SSS) announced that ‘In the event of a draft, our agency would partner with @fema to provide opportunities to conscientious objectors to ensure our nation keeps moving forward.’ The announcement rattled Americans, especially those of draft-able age who do not want to go fight for a foreign country in which the United States doesn’t have a critical interest.”
I do think it very unwise for Germany to be sending anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank ones to Ukraine. I hope Slippery Joe is wiser. I mean once his pilots and tankers start dying in large number, how do think Putin will react? He’s gone this far, making widows in his own population, creating aggrieved mothers. He must be in it to win. Not to be humiliated.
UPDATE: And so we’re in it now that the prez is sending anti-air and anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainians. How long do you think Putin will allow foreign weapons to kill Russian soldiers without retaliation? Or at least takes out a Ukrainian city with a tactical nuke to show the world he means business.
Putin may have bit off more than he can chew. Sort of like Afghanistan, which the Russians also lost, like we did. He’s divided his army into four wings, hundreds of miles apart, each with their own resupply problems. And the Ukrainians seem to be fighting back successfully, at least in the initial stages.
I don’t blame Slippery Joe one bit for this war. Putin certainly wanted it, as part of his bid to reconstitute the old Soviet Union. Now Big Joey will have to tread carefully to avoid Putin throwing a nuke or two our way. That could include stopping arms shipments to the Ukrainians. Probably should include it, just to be on the safe side.
I hope we don’t get involved directly. We can’t afford to be nuked. Nor to respond with nukes.
I ordered the “free,” at-home test kit for Covid from the post office and then discovered that they are made in China (according to Reuters)—though presumably not in Wuhan, that would be just too ironic. Of course there are American companies that make the kits but America first went out with Trump. The feds under Biden prefer to spend our money overseas.
UPDATE: PJMedia says the tests are made in South Korea and are pretty much wiped out in below 36 degree temps sitting in mailboxes. Also above 86 degrees, but we’re not likely to get that high for a while.
That’s the headline on an email from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who goes on to say:
“Listening to Joe Biden speak on ‘voting rights’ in Georgia last week left me speechless. It goes without saying that he doesn’t write his own speeches, but that’s not what bothers me—it’s that he seems perfectly content to read whatever is written for him.”
And then the senator goes on to ask for a dollar or more to help the Republicans take back the Senate. I’m certainly sympathetic to that but I’m not a donor to politics. I wish Cruz the best. I have never trusted Slippery Joe.
UPDATE: Breitbart News reports that Biden’s approval rating in some polls has hit the record low of 40 percent. Fifty-nine percent disapprove.