A Reflecting Weekend…

The Queen And 9-11

It was a week to reflect and remember a beloved Queen who passed and the events of twenty-one years ago.
All other news and events took a backseat to these monumental ones.

The Queen was universally loved, and when you think of a reign that lasted 70 years you have to be amazed.
We lived through history with her.
To put her reign in perspective, she personally met with over 30% of our U.S. Presidents. 14 of the 15 who served in her time met with her, Lyndon Johnson being the sole exception.
She lived through 15 Prime Ministers, approving the last just two days before she passed. Winston Churchill was one.
She also saw 6 Popes in her time.
A remarkable reign combined with universal love makes her an historic figure.

With 9-11 what is fascinating is that our kids in college weren’t even born the day it happened. Time passes.

Some Quick Notes

Did you know the Jan. 6th committee is planning more public hearings now?
Do you think they want to make the mid term issue about the 2020 election?
Remember you can fool some of the people all the time.
Consider this fact too:
The panel paid out $1.6 million in compensation last quarter. Compare that to the House Judiciary Committee, a permanent standing committee which includes staffers from both parties. Judiciary spent $1.8 million on staffing during the same period.
Overall, the select committee has spent more than $3 million in the course of this year. Incredible.

On Money:
Keep an eye on your wallet, the Senate returns for votes today. Whenever congress is in session we need to watch.

This is interesting from FiveThirtyEight:
“60 Percent of Americans Will Have An Election Denier On The Ballot This Fall”
They were referring to Republican candidates of course. Do you think they did the same after the 2016 election when many were saying the Russians stole the election for Donald Trump?
Do you think they mentioned that 100% of the people in Georgia have an election denier on the ballot running for Governor?

Did you see Meet The Press yesterday?
VP Kamala Harris said the border is closed.

Did you see this story?
The Homeland Security Department failed to fully vet some of the Afghan evacuees it brought into the U.S. during last year’s airlift, the department’s inspector general said in a devastating audit, which warned that some people who “posed a risk to national security” were indeed let into the country.
One evacuee, just liberated from prison by the Taliban, was cleared to reach the U.S.

Another reached the U.S. and was released, only to have the FBI conclude three months later that the evacuee “posed national security concerns.”
The evacuation was constructed so hastily that the department wrote procedures on the fly, with screening decisions made “on an ad hoc basis,” said the audit, released.

Boy, the Republicans are messing up the mid terms on their own. Between the Trump primary involvement and election denier factor, now the head of their senatorial committee and their leader are publicly feuding.
The story:
A little more than two months out from the midterm elections and there’s trouble in the Senate GOP ranks as Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued a not-so-veiled criticism of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over concerns about the party’s stable of candidates this fall. 
After O’Connell made the statement about “quality of candidates” Scott wrote this in an op-ed.
Scott panned Republicans for “trash-talking” the party’s candidates for the Senate, added that the remarks are “treasonous” and that the detractors should “pipe down” amid the push to win back the majority in November. Unfortunately, many of the very people responsible for losing the Senate last cycle are now trying to stop us from winning the majority this time by trash-talking our Republican candidates. It’s an amazing act of cowardice, and ultimately, it’s treasonous to the conservative cause.”

And in the realm that sometimes you can’t believe what you read came this from California, a day after they announced a date to ban all new auto sales except for EV’s, the Governor even asked not to charge your current EV.
“In the early morning hours, particularly tomorrow and the next day or so, pre-cool your home. Run your air conditioning earlier in the day when more power is available. And we encourage you to close your windows and blinds to keep your home cool as well. And today and tomorrow afternoon after 4 p.m., please turn your thermostat up to 78 degrees or higher, and avoid to the extent possible using any really large appliances.”

I wonder what Nancy Pelosi did with her $24,000 luxury refrigerator and premium ice cream it holds.
We’ll never know, no one will ask.

And We’re Off To Another Week.

1 thought on “A Reflecting Weekend…”

  1. I spent 35 years in Western Europe also having the opportunity to travel to many of the Eastern European countries mostly for business,,,

    About Queen Elizabeth II’s passing,well I share the same Birthday with her,being April 21,,it is amazing that this Queen reigned for 70 years and I must say that I did shed a tear for her…..

    Now about the upcoming mid-terms,,,well the Republicans better get with the program and put forth the HOW they will fix what this present administration has F@#ked up and I mean ROYALLY F@#ked up,and stop messing with the simple small stuff,,PRESENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A PLAN/PLANS on we get back on track,,,,PERIOD !!!!!!

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