I will have to admit that I watched very little of the impeachment hearing. The small portion I watched was boring, repetitious and painful. The overwhelming success was the fact that the House Mangers squeezed about a two-hour presentation into twenty-four hours. You must enjoy listening to yourself to achieve this.
It reminded me of being in church after 12:00 and wondering how long the sermon will last. A life-long friend of my father, Vernon Stone Jr., was to have told a minister, "Preacher, you missed several good stopping points!" Serving as a paratrooper in the Pacific in WWII and losing an arm probably provided Vernon the right to be a tad outspoken. It would be wonderful to have many of these people that were part of the "Greatest Generation" to weigh in on this fiasco. It is with deep sorrow that most of these wonderful men and women of that generation have passed.
The House Mangers have made it clear that the American people do not have the intelligence to vote for the President of the United States. The hatred of Donald Trump also includes everyday Americans. It was continually stressed that without this impeachment process that the 2020 election would be in favor of the current president. The House Mangers successfully insulted everyone in the Senate and everyone in America. This was not an easy feat.
It would do us all good to read about Joe McCarthy and the communist scare in the 1950's. The similarities have become striking to me. That was also a sad chapter in our history.
I am tired of hearing about the influence of Russia in the 2016 election. Who was in charge in 2016? Donald Trump was, at that time, a private citizen. I traveled from Justice to Seven Paths to cast my vote in 2016 and did not see anyone that looked like a Russian. In fact, the people working in that precinct were very nice and provided me the opportunity to vote without distraction. There could have been Russians in the woods around the precinct. Who knows?
Although I am not a prophet, I can tell you this exercise will not remove the President.
On another note, I was interested in the article by Mr. Cunard about "fake meat." We have been in the poultry business for almost 40 years, raising broilers on our farm and I have worked with a poultry genetics company all over the United States. I have seen many fads and trends over the years.
The country has seen the Ostrich craze. Ostrich meat was said to be far healthier. The problem came from the price and availability. Ted Turner has been involved with promoting buffalo meat for years. Once again, price and availability have been proven to be an obstacle.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the cholesterol scare with eggs. We were led to believe that just walking down the aisle in the grocery store and looking at the eggs would substantially raise your cholesterol. That was a tad misguided at best. Once again the American consumer made a choice.
The "fake meat" folks are presently trying to promote their product and predict a change in the eating habits of Americans. With all these choices that we have in restaurants and grocery stores, the American consumer will always purchase products that are desirable and competitively priced. We do have an amazing selection of meat products from which to choose. In fact, you are already seeing price promotions on "impossible whoppers" due to weak sales. Any product will have to be better than the competition to gain a place in the market.
Only time will tell. I do feel the American people are smart enough to make decisions on both diet and politics!