Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist
The year 2022 will be defined by record inflation, polarized politics, a sunken stock market and an overwhelmed southern border. Yet, accolades abound and this is admittedly an incomplete list given the space presented.
In Charles Dickens’ Victorian epic, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Yet to Come. The most intimidating of the three was the final spirit – Christmas Yet to Come – the grim reaper personified.
Throughout the years, I must have watched every televised Christmas special ever made several times. Leading the list was “A Charlie Brown Christmas” always an annual watch. Two questions with Charlie Brown persist: One, did he ever pitch a winning game of baseball, and secondly did he ever get any attention from that red-haired girl?
Being in the midst of the Christmas shopping season and being the informed shopper that you are it is important to realize what exactly is lurking in corporate America.
Growing up, the only “mart” box store I was familiar with was Kmart. The rise of Walmart, which opened its first store in Arkansas in 1962 with a business credo of “low prices every day,” is truly one of the greatest success stories in American history. So much so that when George H.W. Bush was president, he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Walmart founder, Sam Walton.
In between Veteran’s Day and trying to find a Thanksgiving Day turkey under $50, the 8th billion resident on this third rock from the sun was born. Many claim this unprecedented number that has been on the horizon is proof that time is setting rather than rising on humanity.
As the fallout from the 2022 midterm election is being sliced and diced, another day on the November calendar just as significant is upon us – Veteran’s Day.
It was a heretical political “Hail Mary” in the first-degree for our ersatz Catholic president in a desperate attempt to motivate the Democrat base in the November midterm election.
“The court got Roe right nearly 50 years ago and I believe the Congress should codify Roe, once and for all,” President Biden informed the Democratic National Committee. There is nothing like killing babies that rouses Democrats, which Biden believes will turn the red wave into a blue sea of victory.
All 435 seats in the U.S. House and 35 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested Tuesday, including two-thirds of all state governors and hundreds of state seats.
Proof that the woke devour their own was evident in the case of Maitland Jones, a nationally recognized chemist, professor, and author of the standard collegiate textbook on organic chemistry. The tenured Jones was charged with requiring excellence from his students. Such lofty expectations did not sit well with his class as a student petition was circulated alleging that his organic chemistry course was just too demanding and called for his head.
Military recruiting from the enlisted ranks to the service academies are down and so is retention. Such problems are a self-inflicted wound that need not be. Moreover, an annual poll by the Reagan Institute revealed 45% of Americans have a “great deal” of confidence in the armed forces – down 25% in just three years.