It certainly has been an interesting two weeks.
While delivering his concluding remarks in the Senate trial Adam Schiff said this; "If abuse of power is not impeachable ... Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war."
I personally saw President Trump speaking to President Macron of France on the television and they both appeared to be whispering. Our President could be offering Louisiana back to the French in exchange for their support in the upcoming election. It is well documented that Napoleon was under duress when he offered the Louisiana Purchase to then President Thomas Jefferson. I know if the French were backing Trump the Justice Community would probably go all in for our current President. It would be the deciding factor!
The two previous paragraphs are obviously ludicrous. The difference is that I just made the second one up. Adam Schiff made the first one up and presented it on the Senate Floor. Schiff warned the entire Senate that history would not be kind to them if they did not vote to impeach. I totally disagree. History will not be kind to Schiff and many of the similarities between this exercise and the Red Scare in the 1950s headed up by Joe McCarthy will be noted. The number of unsubstantiated accusations by Schiff seem eerily like the ranting and raving of McCarthy. Honesty does not seem to come easy to Schiff.
History will not remember Nadler as he is only a political hack and not a leader but a follower. I am sure he will be involved in the next round of investigations, but I would not worry about him outsmarting anyone.
It was entertaining watching Speaker Pelosi have her little hissy fit and tear up her copy of "The State of the Union." Wow, is this the best we have? I would hate to behave this way in front of a Tuskegee airman who is 100 years old. He represents "The Greatest Generation."
President Trump was acquitted on both counts in the same way he was charged. In a purely partisan manner.
Kansas City did win the Super Bowl and it was a great game. An excellent diversion from Washington politics.
This past Thursday we had some strong winds that produced damage in Franklin County and the surrounding counties. The primary damage in the Justice Community involved the transmission lines next to Hwy 581. Nine of the extremely tall poles were broken or completely down.
On Friday morning we were presented with the largest group of Duke Energy vehicles and personnel I have personally ever seen. The men and women that were involved were professional in every aspect of their duties. They worked in the mud and high winds on Friday and continued into Saturday. This was a professional group! Every member of this group appeared to be aware of the importance of returning electric service to the community. On Saturday about 5 p.m. our electric service was restored.
We personally had a generator on our farm running for a little over 50 hours to try to keep 65,000 chickens alive and the Duke Energy personnel were aware of this situation and made every effort to restore our service. I tip my hat to this fine group of men and women as this might be one of the most amazing feats I have ever witnessed. I hope someone took pictures.
I would also like to thank Kelly Harris and the Justice Fire Department as well as people at Duke Memorial Church for assisting and providing meals for this army of workers. I do not really know, but it just makes you feel good to be a resident of this community. Justice is a wonderful community and please note that The United States is full of wonderful rural communities.