Shine a light
This year, in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice occurred on June 21st at 10:58AM EDT. This astronomical start of summer happens when the Sun travels along its northernmost path in the sky. In other words, when the noon sun appears directly over the Tropic of Cancer, a line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of Earth’s equator.
And, yes, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. However, the exact date of the earliest sunrise and latest sunset depends on latitude: Near the Arctic Circle the earliest sunrise and latest sunset nearly coincide with the solstice, while at lower latitudes (Texas and Florida, for example) they happen more than two weeks apart.
For me, it’s interesting and fun to discuss these matters because they are indicative of the humbling truth that some things are not only beyond our control, but have been taking place forever, and will continue to do so. This sort of realization became quite obvious to a friendly group of folks when we viewed the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, in Columbia, SC.
But now, let’s shine a light on a few matters very much within the purview of human control…
The Biden crime family: When it gets to the point that even regime sycophants like Chuck Todd can’t ignore the corruption, this miserable band of thieves may have finally jumped the shark. Never forget that the grotesquely ill-advised 17th amendment, which provides for the direct election of senators, makes it possible for a no-talent and mercenary imbecile like Biden to stay around indefinitely.
Previous to that regrettable amendment, senators were appointed by state legislatures. Now, especially in small states like Delaware, by kowtowing to a few powerful interests, it is quite possible to stay in office for decades (e.g. Strom Thurmond-SC; Robert Byrd-WV; Pat Leahy-VT; Daniel Inouye-HI).
The destruction of women’s sports: While courageous swimmer Riley Gaines is speaking out against the detestable practice of biological men competing against women, virtually all the contemptible institutions are still drinking the Kool-Aid and are doubling down on this absurd arrangement.
Are you really surprised that the phony-from-the-beginning “feminist” movement has been completely silent on the situation? As is abundantly clear, “feminism” was never anything more than just another hobbyhorse for the Left to ride in on. That women are now being harmed by “transgender” athletes matters not to these mountebanks.
Bud Light continues along its path to destruction: With sales in freefall, you’d think that a lesson would be learned, but you would be wrong. In its latest commercial, this pathetic brand now simply makes fun of middle-class white people, i.e. formerly its biggest consumers. OK, there IS a fleeting shot of a black guy, but he is just an innocent victim of some white guy’s pratfall.
The COVID debacle: 99% of COVID hospitalizations and deaths are now among the vaccinated in Australia. This is even more devastating than it may appear at first. Considering that the virus got to Australia late in the game, and most of the population was already vaccinated, the Australia experience proves that the vaccines catastrophically failed.
It is inexplicable why anyone has any confidence anymore in healthcare leadership. There is no doubt that the mishandling of COVID is the greatest public health disaster of all time. Nothing else is remotely close to this.
While more lives were lost in the Spanish Flu and Bubonic Plague pandemics, at no time did leadership in those situations deliberately go against readily available data and pursue policies that KNOWINGLY were harmful to the people.
Our country cries out for new leaders and new talent across the board. Who will answer the call?
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