Morning Belz, Feb. 4
Part of America.
Got a lot of good responses to yesterday’s letter, including the useful recommendation from a few of you to go to a shooting range if I can’t get into a gun show. Appreciate that.
Very good point from metropolitan Minneapolis about partisan apocalyptic thinking: “The tribe whose champion is out of the White House is likely to be more apocalyptic than the other tribe. I noticed an upswing in angry euphoria from the right when Trump won (facts don't care about your feelings) similar to the upswing in angry euphoria I now see on the left the same way I saw an upswing in end of times rhetoric from the left with Trump won that I see an upswing of on the right now.”
And this response from a farm management guy near Watertown, S.D., caught my eye: “I am running into farm families that subscribe into what you are referencing below. They seem to try to convince me of it as well. I find myself being cautious so I don’t get pulled into that line of thinking. It is striking how disenfranchised many people are becoming and believing the country is done. They don’t believe President Biden is representing them or the entire middle of the country. Interesting times.”
Returning to Dalton today to interview more Latinos. The city, the site of the big Trump rally two days before the riot at the U.S. Capitol, is 63% Hispanic. We canvassed Morris Street yesterday and got some good stuff. This lady was particularly good. But we need more.
UK revokes broadcast license for China Global Television Network — Ofcom
Biden more choosy than Trump about who enters Oval Office — Politico
The New York Times surpassed 7.5 million paid subscribers — NYT
John Kerry flew private jet to collect climate change award in 2019 — FOX
Amazon using AI/cameras to monitor delivery drivers — CNBC
Nation’s only carbon capture plant shuttered indefinitely — Gizmodo
“There is time enough in the day for all of us to do what matters.” — Andrea Belz
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