Colors: Cyan Color

As the summer dwindles down and the seasons start to change, school buses won’t be the only things kicking into gear. Fall means a renewed political cycle, and even though the President, Senate, or House of Representatives are not on the ballot, it doesn’t mean that you are not affected. In many ways, this November affects your life far more than 2020 did or 2024 will.

On November 4, 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage in Iran, prompting international outrage and nonstop media coverage.  The nightly news gave consistent reports, and ABC began the show that would eventually become “Nightline.”  For 444 days, the hostages were on the minds of every single American. But when Joe Biden left hundreds of hostages for the Taliban in Afghanistan, America forgot within a week.

After the cataclysmic debacle of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Joe Biden took a break from his vacation to address the American people. In his speech, he blamed Trump and the Afghanis, but the blame is his. Then he refused to take questions from the media and went back on his vacation. America does not have a leader.

Thanks to the prevalence of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, the public is now privy to opinions most people would only say behind closed doors.  A desire to shout your feelings to the world combined with the capabilities of a handheld device in the privacy of your own home has yielded some incredible results from a wide variety of officials.

The Chinese are known to celebrate their New Years by focusing on the character of a different animal or reptile at each New Year’s cycle. Sometimes it’s a dog, a dragon, a rooster, a horse, a snake, or even a pig. The year 2020 was The Year of the Rat.