Saturday, September 18, 2021

D.L. Gardner: What's going on in Washington?

What in the world is going on? September 11, 2001, was one of those days that changed the world. September 11, 2021, the world looked to the future. 

After 911 the United States of America reunited to take on a world that had attacked us because of whom we had become. We bounced back from that attack as the unchallenged superpower in the world, and we took that message to those who dared to attack us. What have we accomplished in the past 20 years? Who have we become today? 

America has become the number one destination of migrants from around the world. In the past 8 months more than a million migrants have crossed our southern border from nearly every nation on earth. So many have come that we have no way to track them all. Border Patrol estimates as many as 20-percent of them tested positive for Covid when they entered America. They now live among us from coast to coast. Expect millions more to cross in coming months.

America has become a huge debtor nation with our national debt skyrocketing from just under $6-trillion in 2001, to nearly $29-trillion today. President Biden and Democrat colleagues in Congress are asking Americans to “hold their beer” while they pass $3.5 trillion more spending in just one bill! 

In August America’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2-percent, and our economy generated about a third of the new jobs (235,000) that economists expected (720,000). Most blame the recent surge of Covid-19 Delta variant for the poor showing. Speaking of the Delta variant, daily cases of Covid-19 had been dropping rapidly since February, but have risen to just under 165,000 daily cases over a 7-day average recently. 

Following the lead of national socialist leaders of Russia and China, President Biden announced his intention of mandating vaccinations for about 80-million non-federal workers. Earlier last month he had mandated vaccinations for a number of federal employees. Is President Biden making these mandates for follow-the-science health reasons or for political reasons? 

Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday, September 10,  showed 46-percent of likely voters approve Biden’s performance compared with 52-percent who disapprove.  According to that poll, “The latest figures include 26% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.”

America has become the weakest military power in the world, not at all because of the rank and file who serve faithfully and simply are the very best. We’re certainly not the weakest because any of our weapon systems are inferior to those of other nations. America is weak militarily because our political leaders and military chieftains are weak and risk averse. 

Since President Biden returned Afghanistan to Islamic Jihadists, Pakistan, China, Russia, and Iran have accelerated their interests in and activities with leaders of the newly reformed Islamic Republic. Four of the five Taliban members released from Guantanamo Bay in 2014 by President Obama are leaders of the new government. 

What’s going on in the world today, twenty years after 911? Islamic Jihadists have won the war in Afghanistan and are doing business with a lot of other powerful nations. Americans are wondering what’s going on in Washington.

Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

What’s going on?
Americans were too busy eating out, watching sportsball, and catching up on the latest sitcoms to give a shit. The forces that have been working against us for the last 100 years (since we let them in and gave them rights) have finally completed their hostile takeovers. And everyone is still too busy eating, cheering, and laughing like hyenas to even notice.

Anonymous said...

Cool story bro.

Anonymous said...

They forgot to give D.L. His meds again.

Anonymous said...

Americans stopped building anything, and became an army of fat, lazy consumers who spoiled several generations of children who have no concept of what came before them to provide such freedom and comfort.

It rotted from the inside, and there were no grown-ups to sound the alarm because it would have been too upsetting.

”We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the US. We will destroy you from within.” - Nikita Khrushchev, 1956

Except it was/is China who is executing this exceedingly well over the last 50 years. Why? Because they could make/build things far cheaper than Americans who are addicted to spending, and not working like the Chinese. Therefore China got so rich they could literally buy America - one politician, judge, and media outlet at a time.

Anonymous said...

40 trillion terrorists came over the border yesterday.
It’s over.
They killing everybody
And they giving abortions

Damn Texas governor let me in

Anonymous said...

If winning requires bankrupting the treasury and staying for 500 years, then fuck it… I’m okay with losing.

I always like guys like D.L. espousing his views on America ‘losing’ an unwinnable war… what your solution? Stay? Deploy tactical nuclear weapons? Try and put a McDonalds and a Starbucks on every corner of Kabul?

Fuck that noise.

Anonymous said...

All that originates or is done in DC is solely for Politiks.

Anonymous said...

DL IS 100% correct, I have worried about this/ Its just common sense that 2.5 million people a year coming into your country not carrying what flag waves above it could be a problem. 29 Trillion I rememebr when I freaked out over 1 trillion of debt

Anonymous said...

The war was a huge moneymaker for the defense industry. That is all it was ever about.

Anonymous said...

What is going on ? Americans and the world were given technology in the form of internet about 50 years to soon. That is it. Period.

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