Lot’s Of Loud Noise This Week Already
Here’s an interesting story on the President’s trip I read that you may enjoy too:
Biden’s surprise 23-hour visit to Ukraine on Monday was the first time in modern history that a U.S. leader visited a war zone outside the aegis of the U.S. military — a feat the White House said carried some risk even though Moscow was given a heads-up.
How it happened:
A small group of senior officials at the White House and across U.S. national security agencies set about working in secret for months to make it happen. Biden gave the final sign-off Friday.
Once Biden was secreted aboard the Air Force jet, the call sign “SAM060,” for Special Air Mission, was used instead of “Air Force One.” The plane was parked in the dark with the shades down.
After a refueling stop in Germany, Biden’s plane switched off its transponder for the roughly hour-long flight to Rzeszow, Poland.
He then boarded a train for the 10-hour overnight trip to Kyiv.
Meanwhile, Putin was speaking and telling the Russian people his side – and they seem to be supporting him.
Speaking in an enormous hall in front of an audience of parliamentary and military leaders, Putin said Russia will continue its war with Ukraine while seeking to defeat what he claimed is the West’s determination to crush his country. Putin said the Russian people support opposition to aggressors in the West and he railed against same-sex marriage and “corrupt” values. “Even pedophilia is announced as a normal thing in the West,” he remarked.
Then, their Rep. Majorie Greene, responding to a Biden tweet reinforcing his commitment to Ukraine is for “as long as it takes.” Here’s what she said on Twitter:
“We need a national divorce,” calling for a U.S. succession. “We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.”
“Impeach Biden or give us a national divorce.
We don’t pay taxes to fund foreign country’s wars who aren’t even NATO ally’s.
We aren’t sending our sons & daughters to die for foreign borders & foreign “democracy.”
America is BROKE. Criminals & Cartels reign. And you’re a fool.”
Wow, both sides have loose cannons on the edges, don’t they?
Then there was this headline:
“Manchin digs in against ESG, joins GOP in opposition.”
Sen. Joe Manchin III is escalating his attacks on corporations and financial firms that embrace environmental, social and governance investing as the ESG movement also suffers setbacks in corporate boardrooms. Once mum on the hot-button issue, the West Virginia Democrat has increasingly targeted the investment strategy that makes fighting climate change a priority.
Too late Joe. This time the voters of West Va. are going to remember.
While on politics, there was this too:
Sen. TIM SCOTT (R-S.C.) will head to Iowa this week.
Scott will be an interesting candidate to watch in the months ahead.
Former President Trump will head to East Palestine, Ohio, the site of a train derailment two weeks ago that has unleashed toxic chemicals into the surrounding community.
Trump is interesting if nothing else. How will the Biden team react to this visit?
Then there was Gov DeSantis visiting three blue states/cities to support the blue. None in Iowa or N.H.
The Florida governor hit a trio of the nation’s bluest cities, promoting pro-policing policies that he has implemented since taking office in 2019.
He kicked off the tour on Staten Island in New York City, where he met with police officers and touted Florida’s “commitment to law and order and support for the men and women who wear the uniform.”
He stayed silent about a possible White House run, but took a jab at President Biden.
In an interview from Staten Island, he accused the president of neglecting domestic problems. “I think, I and many Americans are thinking to ourselves, he’s very concerned about those borders halfway around the world. He’s not done anything to secure our own border here at home. We’ve had millions and millions of people pour in, tens of thousands of Americans dead because of fentanyl. We just suffered a national humiliation of having China fly a spy balloon clear across the continental United States. So we have a lot of problems accumulating here in our own country that he is neglecting.”
He later met with police officers in Philadelphia and then traveled to Chicago to talk to law enforcement officials.
A good strategy for the Governor, I would think. America, especially in some areas, is very concerned about crime.