A good Saturday morning to everyone. It’s all over, the debates that is. Thursday evening I hung in till beyond the bitter end and saw the whole of the ‘sham’ debate – c’mon man. So now, early morning, and I’m in desperate need of my coffee.

Sizing up the event and capturing the gist of it is this summary; Trump, as the incumbent, brilliantly managed to maintain his status as a political outsider.

“while pushing Biden, a senator for 47-years and V.P. for 8, into the corner as the failed incumbent.” ~ anonymous

Plowing through – Covid-19. My back is better and for the most part the weather cooperated. Also, my IPhone got repaired (for free at an authorized Apple Service Center – something I could never envision), so my walking regimen got back on track on all fronts.

I had a Dermatologist appointment and another for my eye check. When I was told that my eye pressure numbers (which had previously been edging towards Glaucoma status) had decreased (that’s good news folks); I do believe it’s the walking.
From the song; I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles

In Class – This week I took part in a class led by Professor Al Tuchfarber, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati Professor Emeritus of Political Science. For about 25-years he was the foremost Ohio political pollster and predicted the outcome of the 2016 national election. He’s good.

His research has it that currently there are six critical swing states, of which Trump must get 4 as ‘has-wins’ and Biden must similarly capture 3 plus one. The six states being; Arizona, Florida, Michigan. North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

As of last week, for Trump it looks like he’s got AZ, FL, and NC; he then must capture one of the remaining three. For Biden it now looks positive for MI, PA, and WI.

As it stands, Trump has a huge ‘enthusiasm’ edge, a positive message, and a large world of ‘Shy’ Trump voters. He seems to be on an upswing especially if the Biden family corruption issue takes root. Also, the bias of the main media, the censoring by Social Media, and concerns over Biden’s health and frailty all are favoring Trump.

As an answer to the final question, the outcome of the election, Tuchfarber replied; “I am willing to bet a shiny new nickel on Trump.”

The Biden corruption issue: Former Navy Lieutenant Tony Bobulinski was the CEO of Hunter Biden’s company, Sinohawk. He’s a whistleblower and met yesterday with a Senate sub-committee and turned all his material over to the FBI. This news conference (link here to his Press Conference video) was not even reported on by any major news outlet; censorship at its best.

There, I have just now saved you 1-hour of listening and note taking.

Say; “thank you Dirk”.

The Rally – Marcia is done with politics. I am not. Therefore, Thursday afternoon I headed out to our little Lunken Airport for a rally with our Vice President, Mike Pence. There I gathered with a thousand or so others for a rousing event.

If you think that I was there for three hours chanting; “USA, USA, Four more years, Four more years”, then you’re wrong. I had a great time meeting and chatting with folk. I caught up with a Russian immigrant (red cap/black Tee sitting bottom/middle in picture) who drove in from Louisville, and talked for a while with an engineer from Bechtol Engineering who was in town on business and was from St Louis. Both great people.

However, the half hour I spent talking with Bob was the best. He had been military and had connections to Bob Hope the comedian. He told of Hope extending him an invitation to an event where the speaker was Jimmy Doolittle. Yes, the Doolittle of the Doolittle Raid fame and the commander of that Raid, a bold long-range retaliatory air raid on some of the Japanese main islands on April 18, 1942, four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Taking off and leading 16 modified B-25 Mitchell bombers from an aircraft carrier – on a one way trip. The attack became a major morale booster for the United States. For me it was a great evening chatting with this guy.

Fini – Decades of applying standard negotiating issues in the Mid-East have borne little or no fruit. Team Trump applied a different style, business relationships to join the world of trade and therefore peace. During the summer, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed The Abraham Accords with Israel. Commercial flights and trade has already begun. Yesterday another signatory, Sudan, came on board. The President flatly states that more nations are ready to sign on. The hope being that Iran, now stuck in an economic corner will also come to the table. All without nighttime flights of bags filled with $1.5-Billion of our tax money to try to buy them off; as was foolishly done by team Obama-Biden.

Marcia and I do enjoy an occasional(?) glass of wine. It was seeing this unopened bottle of probably the world’s oldest wine – dated AD 325 which caught my interest. Called the Speyer wine is a sealed vessel presumed to still contain liquid wine. It was found in 1867 when archaeologists discovered a Roman tomb near Speyer. The handles on the bottle are shaped like dolphins. It proves the person buried with it was not a teetotaler.

You’ve probably begun to wonder; “what’s happening on the corner of Chaos and Mayhem?” Let me assure you that the activities on the corner just keep on giving. Mid-week I heard a bit of a hubbub. Marcia went out on the balcony and I took a photo from our guest room. It’s totally self-explanatory.

The hype on Covid-19 spikes keep on coming. Our County is trying to stay out of the ‘Purple” (very bad) category by staying in the (somewhat better) ‘Red’ on the color chart by adding a series of asterisks, so now we are ‘Red***; such nonsense. A lot of this I categorize under the “follow the money” category – big Pharma and Politics. To bolster my thinking, The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – AAPS is quoted;

Many physicians strongly believe that an HCQ cocktail makes more public health sense. Remdesivir (the first FDA drug now certified – cost $3,120 per typical patient) can only be used for hospitalized patients. But millions of people could take HCQ to stay out of the hospital”

It’s Dr. Simone Gold, M.D. J.D. who told the Epoch Times that; “the actions taken by NIH and other federal health officials to restrict access to early treatment is a death sentence for millions of Americans.”

Yesterday, on October 23, 2001 Apple introduced the iPod. I still have my Apple iPod Classic 3rd gen – 20GB made in 2003. It works beautifully. Although the battery connects are a problem; it works superbly when plugged in. It’s now considered a Classic (just like me).

Make it great week, keep the peace, stay safe, and be healthy!

Your Vote counts.

Dirk

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