- Yes, I know that sending arms to Ukraine is more than likely responsible for the price hikes at the gas pumps. I do not care. I don’t like it any more than you do, but that was the decision of the OIL COMPANIES, not the Biden Harris administration. The oil companies are angry because they were made to come home, bring their technology and equipment with them, and stop selling to the Russians in their extremely high-dollar ventures in the Russian oil and gas fields. If there is any bitching, whining, or complaining to be done, have at it over at their place. They (especially Rex Tillerson who you might remember as CEO of EXXON and former SOS for 45 is VERY buddy, buddy with Putin and the Gazprom boys) and his friends do not like losing “their” profits. Well, cry me a river.
- Absolutely, the Russians were causing problems with their embargo of wheat shipments out of Odessa (and still are). [Frankly, do not be surprised if those a$$holes haven’t mined the sea clear out to Istanbul.] They are not anyone’s friends. I don’t care what that idiot ever claimed about them, China, or North Korea. Putin might be in horrible health, but his goal is still the same, i.e. the total domination of the United States of America and, hopefully, in the process, being able to rule the rest of the world. (I think Canada and Australia among others would stand up to him, but he dreams big.) The Russians can and will weaponize ANYTHING. Hunger, rape, thirst, cold, heat, torture-if the human mind can come up with it, they’ll do it. History has proven that. The CIA isn’t in the same league with those guys.
- The Ukrainians have my utmost admiration for hanging in there. They KNOW how long the odds are against them and yet they fight. I am in a long odds situation here and I still fight. I won’t lose my home, my family, or my life like they stand to do, but it is still a battle for a win. Persistence has its own virtue. You keep going. You do what you can with what you’ve got. You score a point here and then move over there to see if you can score one there. Slavi Ukraine.
- And I know that the entire situation with the sanctions on Russia is driving worldwide inflation. Blame it all on Vladimir if you just have to cry. He started all this by moving his troops into Ukraine. He didn’t need to, he should not have, but he did it anyway. Raw abuse of power. If you start whining about Biden, I swear I’m not listening. We reacted to the actions of a mad man. It was NOT a decision we wanted to make. So if you want it to stop, AGAIN I tell you, go talk to Vlad. I’m not interested in listening to you.
I keep hoping either Putin will kick the bucket or the Ukrainians will win outright. So far, I’m not getting either wish. Someday soon, the end will come. I suspect that when it does, Putin will totally lose power. It will be interesting to see who over here does as well.
Who are you backing in November? I will be backing the entire Democratic ballot. That is Stacey Abrams for Governor, Charlie Bailey for Lt. Governor, Bee Nguyen for SOS, Jen Jordan for Attorney General, William Boddie for Labor Commissioner, Janice Laws for Insurance, Patty Durand (D2) and Sheila Edwards (D3) for Public Service Commissioner, Alisha Searcy for Superintendent of Schools, 39 Democrats running for our state Senate (and I’m one of them!!) (18 of them are incumbents, but with redistricting??), and 115 Democrats running for the General Assembly (180 total). (62 incumbents). Plus any of the people who are local to my county (Meriwether). It’s important to vote for the local races because they do influence the things that go on further up the chain.