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Rats, trains, and contenders had Heartlanders in stitches this week, watching the political elite chase their collective tails. Derailing locomotives were finally weaponized for political clout, and the homeless population near Joe Biden’s White House now has a rat problem, thanks to do-gooding liberal organizations. Adding insult to injury for old white male candidates everywhere, women on both ends of the political spectrum have decided it’s time to shatter the glass ceiling.
Palestine OH Problem
When something unsettling occurs in middle America but is mainly ignored by the media and elected officials in the Swamp bubble, Flyover folks take to social media and bark and howl at the current administration. For example, in less than two weeks, Norfolk Southern saw two train derailments: East Palestine, OH, and Van Buren Township, MI, about thirty miles from Detroit. Dave Patterson, Liberty Nation’s National Security Correspondent, describes the accident that derailed “several tanker-loads of vinyl chloride and butyl acrylate”:
“Both chemicals are used in the production of plastics and resins. After the derailment, crews raced to the scene, where some of the cars were on fire. The accident took place near town, and authorities warned those in nearby neighborhoods to immediately leave the area ‘or face the possibility of death’ from the toxic spill.”
Yet it was weeks before anyone in the elite media reported the hazardous material threat and the Biden administration was too busy running askance, promoting infrastructure successes and claiming to save the soul of the nation. Swamp creatures, doing business as usual, were late to the party and, once on scene, found no chance to salvage the narrative. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg hardly bothered to take notice. Finally, after ten days, he thumbed a lengthy Twitter response and blamed Donald Trump. That defense irritated Ohioans and almost everyone in flyover country.
Neither Buttigieg nor Biden have bothered to visit the toxic site, but Trump is on his way. And that pleases the masses. Ken Arnold in Tennessee says, “I’m a retired soldier, and I say this with severe conviction: I would lay down my life to protect this man. He is a Commander and Chief; people need to see what he actually did as President. I know many lives were saved because of him.” Other commenters agreed: this could have happened under number 45, but he would’ve shown up.
In West Virginia, Scott Jones jumped in: “Thank God a Real President is going to see what’s going on with this disaster. Hopefully, he can help these people since that failure sitting in the WH is incoherently useless.” And finally, the last word on this tragedy goes to Ohioan Joanne Misenhelder: “He has helped many people without recognition; he will help these people in one way or another. He is still their President. You negative people are what is so wrong in this country. Your vote of hatred towards President Trump is why we are in such a mess.”
And then there are the rats.
Biden Has a Backyard Rat Problem
Unintended consequences of the do-gooders. The National Park Service cleared out the largest homeless encampment in the Swamp on Wednesday because of an excessive rat problem. The campers were just blocks from the White House. The optics were unpleasant. But what happened was an overabundance of help levied at an issue that is mostly ignored. Too much food for too small of a homeless community. Last year, one homeless resident, Daniel Kingery, told Breitbart News “bleeding hearts” were providing “too much of the wrong kind of help.”
He continued: “A dozen or more people, large organizations, will bring enough food; each of them will bring enough food to feed at least 100 or 200 people for the 70 or so people who are in the park. And when you realize that each one of these nearly a dozen or so organizations are doing the same, a lot of the resources are being wasted.” And those resources are then fed to birds and improperly disposed of, which created a rat problem in Biden’s backyard.
But patriot Bill Jensen noted, “the real big ones [rats] are inside” the White House.
The Girls Take the Fight Public
Nikki Haley, former US Ambassador to the UN, has declared a run for the GOP presidential primary. The main takeaway is that Biden is past his expiry date and Trump is too toxic. Marianne Williamson, a spiritual guru, is visiting New Hampshire for what some say will be an announcement of her intention to again for president. She’s vocal about Joe Biden’s time in office, claiming he’s out of touch: “Apparently Biden’s going to run on a message that the economy is getting stronger. I think that speaks to the disconnect between the analysis of party elites versus the struggle of everyday Americans.” Of course, only Biden will deny that assessment. And what about orange man? Marianne is always polite but said, “I don’t think he had a strategy. He hit a nerve.”
Finally, Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s gutsy governor, called the president on the carpet about allowing China to walk all over the US:
“Over 20 years, I’ve seen China buy our fertilizer companies, our chemical companies. They’ve bought up our processing systems. Now, they’re buying our land, and they’re doing it to destroy us, and it’s time we get a president that wises up, loves this country, defends us, and stops acting like a dimwit in front of the whole world. We’ve been aggressive on fighting this threat that President Biden will not address.”
Steve Hudak in Minnesota may have started something big when he said: “Maybe Kristi Noem should run. I would vote for her.”
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