DISCOURAGING: The USA is and has been in a “Fall of Rome” death spiral


When Strength Is Needed, America Shows Weakness
By John Green  — March 6, 2023

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In the past, America was feared by its adversaries because of its sheer industrial might. During WWII, we built over 300,000 airplanes and 99 aircraft carriers. Now we can’t keep store shelves stocked with basics like baby formula. Unloading ships in a timely fashion seems to be a skill beyond our ability.

We’ve sacrificed the reliability of our electric grid in a quixotic attempt to control the weather. In pursuit of renewable power sources, we have allowed far more reliable sources to become vulnerable to sabotage and poorly maintained.

The Biden administration has depleted our strategic petroleum reserve in a failing attempt to control prices at the pump — something the reserve was never intended for. The reserve is now at its lowest level since 1984. At the same time, the administration has restricted domestic energy production. We are now energy dependent on some of the most unstable regions in the world.

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When we need “leadership”, we don’t get it.  Say what they want about DJT45 and RWR40, it was handy for the world to think they were strong and a little crazy.  



POLITICAL: Sarah hits a “home run” with her CPAC speech

http://bcove.me/yxrja47l (video)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/palin-on-obama-wtf (story)

Washington, D.C. — A few protesters mic-checked Sarah Palin’s keynote speech at CPAC today but didn’t last long. Nothing could touch Palin, who had the crowd on their feet for large portions of her speech.

The protesters in the back of the room yelled “Mic-check!” and were immediately greeted with a standing crowd — and Palin herself — chanting “USA, USA.” Security quickly whisked them out of the room.

“We just won — see how easy that is,” Palin said after they’d gone.

And at least in terms of reception, she did win today. Palin’s speech got the biggest reaction of any at CPAC — much more so than any of the presidential candidates. The audience gave her standing ovation after standing ovation and some even yelled “Run Sarah run!” — more telling of the GOP field’s inability to connect with voters than any poll.

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An inspiring lady! I only agree with her on about ½ the issues, but I like her, her presentations, and her enthusiasm. And, I think she’s not a phony. Unlike the others, other than Ron Paul, who are “white men speaking with forked tongue.” Her writers really polished her message nicely with Rolling Thunder, Don’t Tread On Me, Red – White – and – Blue Americans, To Big To Bear Any More, and my favorite WTF “Win The Future” — “and, I’m the idiot”. About 35 inspiring minutes. Reminded me of RWR40 (Ronald Reagan).

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