Undeniably Right

Mike Mustang

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.

Mike Rowse

What has changed? It seems these days we live in a different world from when I grew up in the 60s and 70s. I don’t want to say it was a ‘simpler time’ because it wasn’t. We had our issues that every generation has had including the current generation. But today there is a difference.

We are told that there are more ‘mass’ shootings these days because of the availability of guns. But when I grew up almost every American male carried a pocketknife and gun racks, complete with guns in the racks were a common sight almost everywhere we went, including schools. Yet, there were not a lot of stabbings or shootings.

My daughters will tell you that one of my ‘favorite’ things to say is, “words have meanings.” I usually say it in the context of them trying to communicate something but not being able to find the right words to describe what they are trying to communicate. It can range from, ‘the thing you’re looking for is the drawer.” OK, which of the 42 drawers we have in the house is that thing in? You get the idea. My daughters are very bright but fall into the trap of thinking people know what they are thinking when they say something. We all do that.

I am only going to say one thing about the impeachment hearings being conducted by the kangaroo court that is masquerading as the House of Representatives: I hope that their standard of evidence is never used to convict you in a trial.

Now time for some uplifting news. Brendan Matthews is a professional golfer. He is not a person you will see on a broadcast of the Masters or the British Open or even the Reno Tahoe Open. He is one of the many golfers trying to make it to the PGA Tour by playing in any tournament he can anywhere in the world. Often these are tournaments in remote out of the way places that might have a 1st place prize of $1000. It is a tough life but when you have a dream you do what it takes.

Once again there is so much going on in the world that it’s hard to pick one topic on which to focus for this week’s column. Either that or I’m just not feeling verbose. Whatever the reason, it’s time for a random thoughts and observations column. And away we go! (some of you may recognize that catch phrase from way back in the day).

Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself.

Venice Italy is suffering from a flood. I guess it is hurting tourism and putting some of the historic homes in danger once again but why it would be a top story for somebody like CBS News in the United States, I’m not sure. Not really, I know exactly why. The CBS Reporter said the water is currently 74 inches above normal level in Venice and most experts believe it is due to climate change. Now, climate change is a fairly recent phenomenon if you listen to those ‘experts’ and their friends in the media. In 1967, the flood level reached 76 inches. That was before the man caused climate change phenomenon began. And that is not even the record high which was well before that. So I guess if we are to draw a conclusion, man caused climate change is actually reducing the severity of floods in Venice.

If you listened to the radio show last week, you should have heard the story about 2 different research projects that determined a Tesla Model 3 all electric vehicle produces more carbon dioxide per kilometer driven than a Mercedes C Class diesel engine vehicle. Because those who are pushing up on us the idea of electric vehicles and alternative, renewable energy claim to be trying to save our planet and our environment, I'm sure they did not like that story. This was on the heels of another story about 3 weeks ago that talked about the deadly pollution being put into our landfills when solar panels are disposed of and now the disposal of those huge blades from windmills, also being put into landfills.

Given their commitment to saving the earth I would imagine many of them are also desirous of saving the animals on this planet. About a month ago I read an article that said the population of birds on the planet is decreasing and it's possible that birds could disappear from our planet within the next 10 to 15 years. That is a worst-case scenario of course, but the authors of the article said that it is well documented that bird populations around the earth are decreasing at a rapid rate. Of course, the consequences are that we will have more flies, mosquitoes, and other insects that are often eaten by birds and that could spread disease among the human population much more rapidly not to mention just being downright uncomfortable with all the flies.

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