The Blunderbuss

By Bob Rayner and Robin Beres

The Blunderbuss - Costs and Consequences





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The Blunderbuss
Monday, June 13, 2022

Hot Shot ...
Fuel prices are skyrocketing, and that’s affecting everything we buy. The impact of food shortages is hitting home. As of this writing, the stock market has fallen into bear territory and the term “Black Monday” is trending on social media. A majority of Americans say they disapprove of the president’s job performance and are concerned about the direction he is steering the nation. It’s enough to keep you up at night.
Until it’s taken in perspective. This weekend we met two Ukrainian refugee families who just arrived in Virginia. When missiles started flying over their heads, their lives were overturned in an instant. Both families packed up children, a few clothes, and little else. They jumped in their cars and headed to the border. They left behind professional jobs, comfortable homes, and beloved communities to rely upon the kindness of strangers.
They have almost nothing — except the most important thing: they have each other. And they are all extremely grateful to be here and for the generosity of so many people who have pitched in to provide them with a home and furniture. Finding jobs and English classes are next on the list. Their hope and optimism is inspiring.
While I probably won’t stop grousing about the cost of fuel and food, I am more acutely aware and appreciative of how fortunate Americans are to live in a war-free nation, protected on our eastern and western borders by two mighty oceans and to our north and south by large, friendly nations. May God continue to guide us.
Oh — and tomorrow is Flag Day. Fly her high.
— Robin Beres, editor
From Bacon's Rebellion ...
Reject the Cut, Help the Students
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Democracy Dies in Sophistry
Thinking About Gun Control
Virginia Post Card ...
Tugboat Southern Star at work on the James River (Robin Beres)
Tugboat Southern Star at work on the James River (Robin Beres)
What We're Reading ...
Ronald Reagan Berlin Wall Speech Stood Up to Communism
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lesson About Evil for Our Time
A Woke Meltdown at the Washington Post
What They're Spinning ...
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