And so begins the media's attack on newly elected Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin
Our local news media The Daily Press, opinion by the editors the week of January 6th, 2022, was by all accounts foreseeable. I am sure those who read this across the world will note similar attacks concerning President Donald Trump. Disclaimer: I did not vote for Donald Trump. the media tends to forget we do hold primaries and my choice was Dr. Ben Carson. I am not fond of Trump's language but I do understand his generation and New York yankee mannerisms. Having dealt with yankees in the south for some time now, as they flee their high taxes and bring their politics to Virginia, I find it rather bothersome to me. However, in the best of southern hospitality well, bless their hearts. I find some but not all to be arrogant, rude, and offensive.
By all accounts, January 6, 2022, was a coordinated attack initiated by the media and the left. President Donald Trump has not been our president for a year now, yet the left recommits to attacking the former president while excusing the violence of the summer of 2020-2021.
2022-2021 was a summer of hate, violence, and historic property damage. 2 billion in property losses many minority-owned businesses still go underreported. Statistics reported to the FBI, 59 police officers were killed in the line of duty from January 1, 2021, to September 30, 2021. This marks a 51 percent increase in the number of police officers killed when compared to the same period in 2020. Nationally, 60,105 law enforcement officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2020.
Kris Worrell and Brian Colligan continue with new attacks against our new governor Glenn Youngin and Donald Trump. I suspect we can ready ourselves for continued attacks by these two editors for the next four years. Sunday's editorial is just the beginning. The media brings the assault with an opinion of Andrew Wheeler. Headlines using adjectives like toxic are nonsensical. The editors believe the former administration used "thoughtful regulation." The editors go on to attack with adjectives like "short-sighted." The editors sight a "sharp reduction in greenhouse gasses can spare the world from the point of no return on global warming." We have heard this since the 1970s, and we are still here with little change, to be truthful. America has already done its part to quell our environmental footprint. The idea of not challenging China and Russia to follow suit is alarming.
As a wastewater consultant, I can assure you our air, water, and soil are just fine as long as we allow the Virginia Department of Health environmental section to continue to perform admirably. Do not allow Brian and Kris to yell, "sky is falling." Mr. Wheller made some changes while at the EPA, yet we are all still here. There are no noticeable effects or scientific research to discredit Mr. Wheelers' EPA decisions. I assure you the sky is not falling.
When the editors are more concerned with microplastics than biodegradable constituents of concern, perhaps we can impact the environment. When the editors are ready to address urban population issues give me a call. When local governments reach into their stingy pocketbooks and fund stormwater rehabilitation, we may positively affect our environment and flooding issues. When we can again provide a responsible direct discharge of treated effluent above 1000 gallons per day, we can help the environment. When we are ready to tackle discharges to our waters like fertilizers applied by homeowners, we can effect positive change. Remember this voter, when the left talks about regulation, that means more taxes, goods cost more, your standard of living falls, and you pay more for little in return.