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I suppose there is a certain obligation to talk about the Presidential election.
I'm glad Mr. Trump won but I have no blind faith about what's going to happen over the next four years
and only some hope that we might experience a revival of our system of Federalism in a Constitutional
Republic. As to Mrs. Clinton winning the popular vote it would help to remember we are not a democracy.
We are not a representative democracy or any other kind of democracy.
All through our political system of checks and balances are processes consciously designed to prevent the majority from running roughshod over the minority Two of the most powerful examples are the US Senate and the Electoral College. These institutions are completely un-democratic and are crucial to the stability of government we have had for over two centuries.
As for where we are now, the sun continues to rise and set, the government functions and for Clinton supporters, remember, in only two years the People can wipe out the Republican majority in the House of Representatives the same way they wiped out the Democrats in 2010 and gridlock will reign again.
The RJ headline on 12/7 read, "Tesla's hiring misses mark." The interesting part of the report came later. Tesla has gotten $20 million in "transferable tax credits." These credits "are to be applied toward gaming licensing fees.." Tesla sold the credits to MGM for $20 million in cash and MGM uses the credits for their licensing fees. Welcome to the world of Nevada crony capitalism in the 21st Century.
On November 30th the RJ report read, "Water district holds forum on proposed rate hike." It should have
read, "done deal rate hike." I called the water district to get a little more detail for you.
John Glenn, the last and probably most famous of the original "Right Stuff" Mercury 7 astronauts passed away on Dec. 8, 2016 at age 95. I'm sure all of us alive at that time can remember the excitement, awe, sense of adventure and joy those first flights brought to us. We can also remember how John Glenn emerged as the "first among equals" in the minds of so many Americans.
One of the nicest early tributes I heard came from a CBS reporter who said he interviewed JG several times and was always impressed with his open, down to earth demeanor. The reporter always addressed him as Colonel or Senator and JG would ask him to please just call him John. The reporter always replied, "I can't do that Sir. You're John Glenn." And so he was.
I offer you all my very best wishes for a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous and HEALTHY 2017.