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You Don’t Have To Be Smart To Be Famous

Nancy Pelosi’s IQ is a very curious thing. When it comes to political cunning, ruthless party in fighting, or questionable tactics set to increase her already considerable wealth, she is virtually unmatched. If a wayward Democratic house member would dare to stray from the party line you can be assured that Pelosi will find a way to bring the member back to heel. So how can a brain that is so accomplished in political muscle flexing and iron fist management come across so often in public as a complete imbecile? There are various theories but I have my own: I think she is a political savant. Webster says a savant is a person affected with a developmental disorder (as autism or intellectual disability) who exhibits exceptional skill or brilliance in some limited field (as mathematics or music). Doesn’t this make some sense? She has an exceptional skill or brilliance in the ability to keep her party members in line and to insure they vote her will. But a savant’s skill is limited and non transferable. A musical savant is rarely – perhaps never – a brilliant mathematician – or even a competent one.

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Let’s Hope Hillary Is Right

Hillary Clinton recently was quoted as saying that if Donald Trump is elected president in 2024 we won’t recognize the country. I hope and pray that she is, for once, correct. The same woman who looked us in the eye and told us she had no classified email on her private mail server is quite well known for getting things wrong, mostly on purpose but let’s pray that this time she got it right.

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Terrorist or Naive Kid?

Who Is Kyle Rittenhouse?

Why

Kyle Rittenhouse is a (now) 18 year old male who became nationally known after he shot and killed two men and wounded a third during riots that were taking place in Kenosha, WI on August 25, 2020.

Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse lived with his mother in Antioch, IL a small city approximately 20 miles from Kenosha. He was a former police cadet, lifeguard, and high school drop out.

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Who Are The Bad Guys?

I readily and often admit I am a conservative thinker. As a result, I often wonder if my ideology distorts the way I view current events. I wonder how my many logical and caring progressive friends justify what to me seems to be the brutal thug-like behavior of their constituents. How can people of conscience ignore what took place in so many Democratic led cities during the summer of 2020? Portland for sure, but also Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kenosha, Seattle, etc etc etc saw lawlessness run rampant with the tacit approval of Democrat local leadership. Is my thinking so biased that I am somehow refusing to see some ‘other side’ where an equal amount of lawlessness is taking place? Is there a complement to BLM or Antifa on the right side of politics that I am blind to?