The United States Senate acquitted Donald Trump after his impeachment trial. Again. The Democrats' aim, this time, was to disqualify Trump from running for president in 2024.
On Saturday, after a long month of errands and assignments, I received a most pleasant birthday present: warm sunlight and a gentle breeze that told me everything was OK. It sounds needlessly poetic, but the sun is notorious for being wary of Ames, Iowa; in a town otherwise no stranger to the harsher elements, sunshine in February is a delectable treat. I soon realized this was the kind of weather one can look forward to in the coming weeks and then proceeded to have a really nice day.
Are you familiar with the phrase “Farmers Feed the World”? I come from a farming background and have seen this phrase printed on T-shirts or posted by friends on social media. Coming from a family that works and makes their livelihood from agriculture (raising vegetables and fruits), I liked the phrase, but it wasn’t until now that I’ve become aware of the darker side of this cute slogan.
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Editor's Note: The following column is a satire piece.
Unprecedented winter storms have blanketed Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana causing bitter cold temperatures, with Texas facing the worst of it with widespread power outages throughout much of the state.