I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Where is the best place to hide a body? Page 2 of the Google search results. No one ever goes beyond the first page of the search results. Most people don't even get beyond the featured results. Google execs know this, which is why the results of new study are even more telling and disturbing.
Before we delve into that study, one of the undeniable truths of life is that every hard news story you read, watch,, or listen to is biased. Traditional print and broadcast media have limited space or time. Even a reporter with good intentions must decide which facts to omit or include in the story. We already know that many 'reporters' will also write stories with a specific intention or goal in mind and it is not to accurately inform the consumer. Which is why outlets such as our own Grant County Beat are so important, those traditional space limitations don't apply here.
That's right, I said it. The 2nd Amendment does not apply to semi-automatic weapons. In fact it doesn't apply to any specific type of firearm. Any type of arms are essentially irrelevant when we discuss the 2nd Amendment. No, I have not been smoking the ganja and gone over to the dark side.
One of the undeniable truths of life is that we want to believe people, no matter what they are telling us; no matter that we might know they are lying to our faces. This is especially true of people that we perceive to be in positions of authority or to have more knowledge about a topic than we might have. It's because we are inherently good people and want to believe that everyone around us is inherently good.
It's this belief that has given us career politicians, despite the fact that most of us do not trust members of Congress. We have had some direct access to our elected officials and we trust them because they said things we liked and they seemed sincere when they said those things. Heck, even their explanations for not keeping their promises sound plausible and sincere, so we give them the benefit of the doubt and send them back to 'do our bidding'.
Throughout our lives there are so many times that we ask 'Why?' When we are young, we are ignorant and the world is new to us, so we ask the question, usually to figure out why we can't have something or can't do something. As we get older, the level of our ignorance decreases, in theory, and our 'Why?' questions change a bit, often to 'why do I have to do that?' type question. Then the progression eventually goes from 'Why?' to 'WTF?' But 'why' is always there in some form.
No one should be surprised by the way the Democrats and their friends in the media have responded to the release of the Mueller committee report. First, we have history to tell us how the liberals will respond to anything that might remotely be bad news for them or good news for President Trump, but we also have the rhetoric they were spewing prior to the release of the report. They continue to stoop to new lows in their attempt to retain the power they feel slipping away.
Prior to the release of the report one of the complaints they made was that Attorney General William Barr should not be holding a press conference prior to the release of the report, just so he could spin his side of the story. They weren’t really worried about what the AG was going to say, just that he was beating them to the punch in the spin game.
I only write this column once a week, and with so much going on in our world, you would think that it would be easy to identify a topic to discuss. That's not always the case, maybe because there is so much going on, maybe because I am getting tired of the lying, deceitful claims being made by politicians and pundits, or maybe I'm frustrated by the indifference that so many people exhibit while our world is crumbling around us. With that in mind, I'll continue my rambling; maybe you'll find something entertaining, informative, or useful.
NY Democrats blocked a bill that would have provided several million dollars in tuition assistance to children of Gold Star families. Democrats said they couldn't justify adding to the $2.7 million those kids get, given the $2 billion deficit facing the state of New York. This just after they approved $27 million in tuition assistance for illegal aliens. Any doubt what their priorities are now?
The State of New Mexico has joined with 7 other states and a couple of 'advocacy groups' to sue the federal government after President Trump removed Obama administration regulations regarding serving healthy food in school cafeterias. These regulations limited the amount of sodium, fat, sugar, etc. that could be served to the little snowflakes and were part of Michelle Obama's oh so successful overhaul of the school meals programs. You know the one that saw kids throwing trays full of food in the trash because the food was horrible?
How many of you are familiar with the Jakobshavn Glacier? You may not know it by name but you know it because you've heard about it. First of all most scientists believe that the iceberg that sunk the Titanic broke off from this glacier but more recently it has been exhibit 1 or 1A in the climate scientists' argument about global warming or climate change or whatever we are calling it these days.
Since 2012 the Climate Research Unit and their supporters have pointed to this glacier as evidence of climate change. For a number of years, the ice sheet has been getting smaller, but since 2012 it has been receding at about 1.8 miles and thinning about 130 feet per year, an accelerated rate compared to previous years. We’ve discussed before the fact that the Antarctic ice sheet is growing larger and pointed out that many of the bases scientists normally go to in the summer months in the Antarctic are much farther away from the shoreline than they used to be. Much of the growth there has been underwater but it’s still growing.
Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave.
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