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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

As you prepare to anchor around that Thanksgiving Day table don’t forget to throw a lifeline to the leftists of the family. 

There is no denying that we all have them. 

There’s Uncle Jack who still models those Woodstock tie-dyed tee-shirts and has that Che Guevara poster hanging in his garage, or Uncle Ed, now a fulfilled septuagenarian, who sports that unsightly rattail from under his baseball cap that he never removes. Then there’s Uncle Cosmo who refuses to relinquish that hazmat suit he wears to work, and his bride, Aunt Holly, who is never jolly except when she is showing off the ankle butterfly tattoo she got on her 60th birthday.

Former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill notably said, “all politics is local” and at its most fundamental is your school board. It is the only political office that a Pennsylvania state employee can actively seek. It is also the most crucial when you consider who and what the politicking directly impacts and influences – children.

Throughout our fruited plain, once routine school board meetings have devolved into a 21st century “Gong Show” thanks to the COVID shutdown last year.

Not knowing why Veteran’s Day was on a Thursday and not part of a three-day weekend was somewhat perplexing to a recently minted government employee. There is a historic tradition why some holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Day and the 4th of July are standalone celebrations.

Veteran’s Day is one of them.

Given its history and place on the Gregorian calendar, why couldn’t the Great War have ended in June, July, or August? It just so happens that World War I, the war to end all wars, ceased on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. For some it must be frustrating having a holiday in early November when the days are short, the skies overcast and the mercury doing a daily descent.

As we approach this Veteran’s Day, many who served in the nation’s armed forces are concerned about the trajectory of where our military, and thus the nation, is headed.

Polling can be a lot like fishing – it all depends on where you cast your line of questioning and who is tethered to it. Being what they are, poll numbers can take on a life of their own. When sliced and diced, multipliers can morph into dividers, and dividers can be flipped into fractions of misinterpretation and duplicity.

Polls also have a storied history of being fairly suspect.

Your job’s payroll taxes, and your annual 1040 Federal Tax Return just is not enough.

The Biden administration wants access to your bank account provided you have a $600 balance or more than $600 worth of transactions, annually.

The recent Senate Armed Forces Committee hearings on the Biden’s administration’s Afghanistan cut and run was political theater at its most forsaken.  Claiming it an “extraordinary success” in unconditionally surrendering to a homicidal band of 8th century renegades made it such.  President Biden actually views the Taliban, who believe that 9-11 is the perfect age range for their bride, as a potential partner.  

In the sweet science, a skilled pugilist will be able to hook off their jab. The same holds for COVID era politicians and their obsession with vaccine mandates and boosters. 

President Biden leads the mandate vaccine charge yet allows tens of thousands to pass through the southern border daily who have not been tested let alone vaccinated. 

The adjective “milling” is described as moving around in a confused mass.  It certainly sounds like what is taking place daily throughout the Biden administration from COVID, Afghanistan, to the southern border.  

Enter Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s latest book:  Peril. 

The Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase admitted that the stock market’s “biggest nightmare periods have tended to be October.  You go back to obviously the crash in 1929, but the 1987 crash, and in 1989... was in October. You tend to have these October moments.” 

It was theatrical in its design and a Shakespearean tragedy in its unfolding. As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approached, President Biden desperately desired a historical and symbolic end to the nation’s longest war.

Biden’s vision turned out to be nothing short of a ‘70s era U.S. military and intelligence debacle taken to an unprecedented scale paid for in American blood, fortitude and treasure.

Where are the resignations of all the generals and admirals who argued against capitulation?