One thing that probably defines Iowa and the Midwest more than anything is the county fairs leading up to the state fair. Now is prime time for county fairs. Small towns in Iowa dress up for showers and county fair goers. Young people from the farm clean and preen their cattle for show. Participants in the vegetable judging prepare their wares.
There are judges for everything from tomatoes to talent. There can be shows, car races, maybe even a demolition derby and of course that magical cooking known as “fair food”. Many county residents spend time preparing to enter the fair or spend time at the fairgrounds greeting friends and neighbors.
The county fair is perhaps the quintessential experience of living in Iowa. Right now is prime time for the fair. So get away from that computer, get up and go to the fair. See you at the fair.
Unfortunately, the reality will still be there when you get home.
A) Americans and the world were treated to some incredible space photos taken by what last week?
B) Americans were once again mesmerized by the January 6 committee this week as the committee showed the links between the militias and who?
C) The FDA has approved another corona virus vaccine made by which company?
D) 988 is the new crisis call number for what?
E) Polk County, Iowa has a case of what new contagious disease? This is the second case from Iowa.
F) Although the surveillance agencies told him to keep the text messages, the secret services deleted the text messages from what dates?
G) A girl of what age had to leave her home in Ohio to have an abortion in which state?
H) The girl in this case was impregnated by the rape. The Indiana AG seeks to bring charges not against the rapist, but rather against whom?
I) Who said that last week? “Since we don’t control the air, our good air has decided to float to China’s bad air, so when China gets our good air, its bad air has to move. So it moves to our good airspace. Then, now, we need to clean up this backup.
J) A video released from a recent mass shooting shows the police doing almost everything except arresting the shooter?
K) July 20, 1969. The world paused for a moment to watch what space adventure was taking place?
L) During his testimony before the committee on January 5, White House attorney Pat Cipollone said who should receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom?
M) A week and a half ago, a Missouri resident swimming at Three Fires Lake in Taylor County, Iowa was diagnosed with a case of what?
N) 110 years after the victories of the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon, which athlete is finally declared the sole winner of these events?
O) According to Brittney Griner’s Russian lawyer, the athlete had what for cannabis consumption?
P) From Portugal to Croatia, Spain and France, what is raging as the continent experiences heat wave after heat wave?
Q) The people of which country persuaded its leader to resign and leave the country by setting fire to their house?
R) Which former White House staffer appearing on CNN offhandedly remarked that it takes a lot of work to stage a coup?
S) Rep. Liz Cheney dropped a bombshell at the end of the committee hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 6 when she said who called a witness?
T) Do you expect months of legal wrangling after Twitter sued which billionaire after the billionaire backed out of a deal to buy Twitter?
Inflation up 9.1% – ExxonMobil profits up 283% – Tweet by Gavi Begtrup –
comment – A connection you think?
Eric Swalwell – abortion and misinformation (3 minutes)
A) The James Webb Space Telescope
B) Donald Trump
D) Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis
F) January 5 & 6, 2021
H) the doctor who performed the abortion
I) This, folks, is Herschel Walker, a genuine Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Georgia
J) The Uvalde school shooting
K) Men (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) walked on the moon
L) Then Vice President Mike Pence (Pence was just doing his job)
M) brain eating amoebas. Very rare, usually fatal.
N) Jim Thorpe
O) a medical prescription
P) Forest fires
Q) Sri Lanka
R) John Bolton
S) Donald Trump
T) Elon Musk who backed out of his deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion last weekend.
I’m pissed off at all the Biden bashing. He pulled us away from the edge of a terrible cliff. A little gratitude and support would be nice. – Teri Velasquez