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Fall is falling

We’ve seen the best of summer. Several days of Hawaiian weather and the best of all the fairs and the State Fair too. We see the signs of change. Corn and bean fields are turning. The leaves on the trees turning and falling. Soon the harvestors begin. Trucks, combines, grain carts, tractors and all sorts of beet lifters, toppers and other mud-graders will be on the fields and the roads.

We applaud and wish the very best in safety and a decent living for all the hard-working and dedicated farmers who feed a hungry world and nation. Thank a farmer every day. Make sure they know they are appreciated. We all need to do our part to drive with extra caution and always be safe around all the extra vehicles and traffic this harvest poses. We can help to avoid accidents and make life more enjoyable for those in a hurry to get this fantastic job done. Bless you all!

Please know there’s a lot of beauty out there. The trees, the crops, the colors are changing and the days getting shorter. Look up and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets (very colorful and wistful) in our fall skies. All that dust and the sun to reflect upon it. It’s beautiful if we only look and see the beauty.

—Dave Swenson


Media bias and collusion?

Obama filled his cabinet with people who had direct ties to the media. Many of these people also had ties to the Clintons.  The media had a lot to lose in the last election. Wives, husbands, sisters and brothers of the media lost their lucrative jobs in the Obama administration when Trump won.  They were counting on a Hillary win to save their jobs!

ABC's former executive producer, Ian Cameron, is married to Susan Rice....Obama's National Security Adviser. The Obama administration sent Rice out to news networks to spread the lie that a video was responsible for the embassy attack in Benghazi.

CBS President David Rhodes, is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman, is married to Jay Carney, Obama's former White House Press Secretary.

NBC's News Political Director, Chuck Todd, is married to Kristian Denny Todd,  a Democrat campaign communications strategist.

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe, is married to Katie Hagan, Obama's Deputy Press Secretary.

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood, Obama's Special Adviser.

CNN President Virginia Moseley, is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

CNN's Dana Bash was previously married to Jeremy Bash, who worked in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

ABCs political commentator and analyst, George Stephanopoulas, previously worked as senior adviser to the Clinton administration for Policy and Strategy and acted as Communications Director.  He donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

CNN contributor Donna Brazile, gave Hillary the questions that would be asked in the presidential debate between Hillary and Trump.  Brazile was Al Gore's campaign manager and worked for Jimmy Carter's two campaigns.

CNN contributor Van Jones, was Obama's "Green Czar."  In 1994, Van Jones was one of the founders of "Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

Van Jones describes himself as a "communist" and a "Black Nationalist."

Trust the media?  You decide!

—Pat Nokleby