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Thursday, June 22, 2017

VACATION IN CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP

WE JUST RETURNED FROM OUR VACATION. WE TRAVELED TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA TO SEE THE PRESIDENT MAKE A SPEECH. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED.  PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ON TOP OF HIS GAME. THE VENUE WAS PACKED. THE CROWD WAS UP. IT WAS WONDERFUL AND INSPIRING. 
THE WARM-UP SPEAKERS (MOSTLY WOMEN, BY THE WAY) WERE ALL EFFECTIVE SPEAKERS WHO WERE AT THE FOREFRONT OF POLITICS AS PRACTICED IN THE YEAR 2017, MEANING THAT THE DEMOCRATS AND NEVER-TRUMPERS WERE OUTSHONE, OUTCLASSED, AND OUT-GUNNED, POLITICALLY SPEAKING.
THE OPPOSITION PRESS WAS THERE, AND GOT A (SHOCKING TO THEM) LESSON IN HOW THEY ARE REGARDED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC (AT LEAST THE TYPICAL TRUMP VOTER). THEY WERE JEERED AND LAUGHED AT,  AND ALSO CALLED   'FAKE NEWS' BY THE PRESIDENT,  WHO WAS CHEERED WILDLY WHEN HE DID SO.
WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE GOOD SEATS WITH A GOOD VIEW OF THE SPEAKERS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT. (WE DID ARRIVE 7 HOURS EARLY.)
PRESIDENT TRUMP THANKED THE PEOPLE OF IOWA AND SPOKE IN DEPTH ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING IOWA'S MAIN INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE. HE SPOKE IN DETAIL ABOUT EPA REGULATIONS THAT HINDERED FARMERS AND RANCHERS, AND WHAT HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD DONE TO ALLEVIATE THEM. HE SPOKE ABOUT EFFORTS HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD MADE TO OPEN AND EXPAND MARKETS FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. HE SPOKE ABOUT THE ASSAULT ON ETHANOL (THE BLEND OF CORN-BASED ALCOHOL AND GASOLINE- USED AS A MOTOR FUEL), A CAUSE NEAR AND DEAR TO IOWA AND MIDWEST FARMERS. HE EXPLAINED WHY HE HAD PICKED IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD TO BE AMBASSADOR TO CHINA. 
 HE WAS HITTING ALL THE RIGHT NOTES FOR THE IOWA AUDIENCE, WHICH INCLUDED A GOOD NUMBER OF FARMERS AND RANCHERS.
HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT BUILDING THE WALL (A BIG CROWD FAVORITE), FIGHTING ISIS, SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR MILITARY, AND MANY OF HIS POPULAR CAMPAIGN ISSUES.
IT WAS FUN. WE HAD NEVER BEEN TO A POLITICAL RALLY BEFORE. WE MET MANY LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, AND EVEN SOME PROTESTERS AFTER THE EVENT. 
THERE WERE MAYBE 30 TO FIFTY PROTESTERS ACROSS THE STREET AS WE EXITED. ABOUT A HUNDRED TRUMP SUPPORTERS CROSSED THE STREET AND BEGAN TAUNTING THE PROTESTERS, CALLING THEM DIRTY COMMUNISTS AND CHANTING 'GET A JOB'. WE JOINED IN. THERE WAS NO PUSHING, SHOVING, OR FIGHTING.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME.