It is Iowa State Fair time once again. Iowa’s fair is what most people conjure up in their minds when they think of state fairs. As a matter of fact the Iowa state fair was the model for the movie “State Fair.” The midway, the antiques in the large barns, the somewhat exotic food and of course the various barns and tents for judging everything from veggies and sewing to cows and pigs.
Perhaps one of the most remembered events that have occasionally been featured at the Iowa State Fair are the train wrecks. The video below (2:20) gives a brief history and a quick view of a couple of the train wrecks. If they had one this year, the trains could be “Trump” and “Justice.”
Talk about something dominating the news. Looks like the collision between “Trump” and “Justice” is nigh. I am betting on Justice.
A) What day this week was the Mar-a-Lago resort swept for illegal documents?
B) Where was the former guy when the sweep took place?
C) Meanwhile, Democrats were governing. What major bill that affects climate, prescription drug prices and many other issues was passed and sent to Biden to sign?
D) Yes, we will have some State Fair questions. The first fair took place in October, 1854 in what Iowa town?
E) Governor Reynolds, trying to avoid putting abortion news out during the election, took what step this week to ban most abortions in Iowa?
F) A Trump supporter in what major city tried to attack the FBI headquarters in that city?
G) Among the documents the FBI was looking for in their sweep, perhaps most disturbing is that they were looking for what specific genre of documents?
H) Climate Change, part 1. What major Asian city suffered through 20 inches of rain in one night causing huge damage and deaths?
I) In a somewhat quiet corner of Trump vs. Justice, a court ruled that the House Ways and Means committee could get what records from Trump?
J) How many food classes are judged at the Iowa State Fair annually?
K) Misdirection: Trump tried to change the story on his document theft by saying what former president has taken 33 million government documents?
L) August 13, 1961 – What symbol of the Cold War appeared overnight in a major German city?
M) Long the subject of a fatwah issued by the Iranian government, what author was attacked and stabbed while giving a lecture in New York Friday?
N) Last weekend saw the deaths of what two great female rock ’n’ roll singers associated with Australia?
O) Climate change part 2: Temperatures climbed past 100 degrees for the second time this summer in what usually mild climate European country?
P) In Iowa, the Mahaska County Republicans’ attempt to censure what politician was voided by the Republican state chair?
Q) Republicans stopped a bill that would lower the price of what life-saving medicine to $35 Monday?
R) Climate change part 3: What top US tourist city was inundated with short, heavy rain causing flooding and stranding tourists?
S) A video of what Texas candidate for governor of the state went viral when he admonished a heckler who laughed when the candidate mentioned Uvalde?
T) Trump vs. Justice part 3: Trump took the 5th amendment how many times when he testified in a civil case concern keeping a double set of books to avoid taxes in New York?
Xtra Credit) August 14, 1935 – President Roosevelt signed what major legislation into law that helped Americans afford to retire?
Between Hillary emailing risotto recipes from a private server and Trump selling our nuclear secrets, neither side seems to care much about protecting important information. – DougJBalloon tweet
A) Monday (just to see if you paid attention).
B) At his golf course in NJ.
C) The Inflation Reduction Act
E) Asked a district court to let the ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill to go into effect.
F) Cincinnati, Ohio
G) Nuclear secrets
H) Seoul, South Korea
I) his tax records
K) Barack Obama – Obama use of these records follows the law
L) the Berlin Wall
M) Salman Rushdie
N) Judith Durham of the Seekers and Olivia Newton-John
P) Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Q) Insulin/ Both of Iowa’s senators Grassley and Ernst voted against lowering insulin prices
R) Las Vegas
S) Beto O’Rourke
Xtra Credit) Social Security Act
Hunter Biden says he watched the Mar-a-Lago raid live on his laptop. – HitVegetarian tweet
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Hey, are my eyes deceiving me? What happened to “R”?:-)
Thank you for providing “R”! I missed that news story.