There is a lot at stake for the west, including the United States, in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

And the west has (mostly) responded accordingly, giving assistance to the Ukrainian government to solidify what has, to date, been a valiant defense of its homeland.

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SoDakD

This is the first foreign war we’ve been involved in that’s made any sense since our meaningless fiasco in Vietnam.

Glory to Ukraine and our hopes for a rules-based world order!

SoDakD

It’s quite likely the Republicans will take the House and maybe even the Senate. And then they’ll likely do their best to defund Ukraine.

And I suspect they’ll be ready to change the filibuster to do it.

That’s too bad for Ukraine. And it will put on hold - at least for the time being - any progress toward a rules-based world order. But there is one bright spot for the cynical optimists among us to cling to.

High gas prices are here with us for a long while. Maybe forever.

And fortunately the rise in gas prices really isn’t all Biden’s fault. And just as fortunately, the voters’ likely changing of the guard in both houses of Congress and perhaps even in the White House won’t itself change reality.

I say this isn’t Biden’s fault, not because I’m a “true believer” in Biden. Rather, it’s because. I’m actually glad that gas prices will remain high. But I don’t credit Biden for this.

The fact that gas prices are high around the world is a fairly clear indication that Biden isn’t really responsible for this, and thus he won’t really be able to stop it.

And neither will any Republican. Trumpster or RINO.

This is because the geopolitical energy calculus has changed almost overnight. The need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels is now being driven by a desperate desire of free nations of the world to free themselves from their reliance on our worst enemies.

And eventually the whole world will likely follow to free themselves from reliance on fossil fuels as their alternatives become cheaper than the new cost of petroleum.

As a lifelong Capitolist I’m amused and delighted to see the Market begin to solve a problem that our politicians and their oil baron donors won’t: And that’s the clear and present threat of global warming.

There is long suffering ahead. Especially for the Ukrainians.

But our Planet has new hope…

Larry Skow

SoDakD: You are a confused twisted up person with sorry outlook on life. Your facts are always off

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