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2 Wednesday, June 15, 2016 THE JOURNAL www.joumalpress.com 'l ma It exists most- ly in theory and the realm of complicated mathematical equations. But, scientists know it's there. It's called "dark mat- ter" and it makes DAVID S. KERR up a substantial part of our uni- verse. Politics, of course, isn't physics, but in the theater of American elections there is a sort of dark matter as well. We can't always trace its source, some- times it's completely hidden, but on occasion, it's more evident than we would like to believe. And this year, the dark matter of American politics isn't hard to find at all. It's that undercurrent of hostil- ity that stays just below the surface. Most of us, admit it, come on, have sense businessman. That is before he tics? Generally it's a frustrated voter. thought: some of the outlandish decided to become a politician. At Or someone, not that well informed, things Donald Trump has said. Or, if first his campaign was mocked, justi- who's voting for the first time. They we haven't thought them, at least at fiably so; the whole campaign looked have pent up anxieties, worries, and some level in our psyche, we might, like a publicity stunt, but it turned just aren't that happy. There seems for a moment, have agreed with out that he was more crafty than all to be no one pattern that fits all. them. But, the ethical code and de- of his opponents in the primaries put For instance, a lot of Trump vot- cency we were brought up with usu- together. They were campaigning ers in the primaries were first-time ally cancel out those thoughts, for conservative Republican votes, voters. Usually, people just on the Fortunately even the toughest, That's fine, but Trump was after an edge of the political system. They nastiest campaign in American poli- entirely different vote. He was after hadn't voted before and took a liking tics usually manages to stay above that dark matter in the American to Trumps "tell it like it is" Howard such tactics as race baiting and eth- electorate. He knew it was there, and Stern style. It didn't matter if some nic name calling. Oh, it's not like like some medieval wizard he was of Trumps claims were outlandish, such things are new to American sure he could call it forth into being if they violated our basic Constitu- politics. We've had plenty of race- and he did. And with it, in primary tional principles, or if for that mat- baiting and name-calling politicians, victory after primary victory, he got ter basic American decency. Trump But Donald Trump, now the pre- the nomination, simply seemed like a good outlet for sumptive Republican nominee has Even in thoughtful, considerate their frustrations. taken it all to a new level. Virginia, a state known for its good Others, more informed, saw Donald Trump didn't used to be manners, he carried the GOP prima- Trump as a vehicle. They had worked quite this aggressive in his tactics, ry with ease. He won King George the Tea Party route in the GOP for At times during his career he just and Stafford. years and hadn't gotten very far. seemed like a flamboyant no-non- What is this dark matter in poli- They felt sidelined by the so:called ,( The Downtown Colonial Beach add up to a significant enhancement cultural activities throughout the efforts long after grant money is uti- organization (DCB) would like to for this year's tourist season, town. We are a 501(c)(3) organiza- lized. thank the multitude of businesses, To give credit where credit is due, tion and a Designated Main Street Our red geraniums throughout non-profit organizations, civic as- the idea came out of a tourism work- America member. We are "also es- town now signify that everyone can sociations and churches who have shop held in Colonial Beach earlier tablished as an Affiliate Commercial play a part in making good things planted or put out pots of geraniums this year. Kristine Guido of River District of the Virginia Main Street happen for;our Town. Thanks to ev- in a collective effort to beautify the Terra Retreat enthusiastically kicked program. Our focus is on consistent eryone who participated, including Town of Colonial Beach for the sum- offthe effort and enlisted Downtown and continued revitalization of our the businesses who stocked red gera- mer season. Colonial Beach, Inc. to promote it Downtown. niums and made it possible to "Plant At least 20 businesses thus far are further. DCB'S Design and Promo- We have established Design, Eco- the Town red!" To the public and brightening their own appearance, tion Committees worked together to nomic Vitality, Promotion and Or- visitors, keep your eyes open. There and helping enhance the Town as a get the word out. ganization Committees. We areis more to come! If you are interest- whole by contributing to the effort. The mission of Downtown Colo- not affiliated with the administra- ed in knowing more of our growing Red geraniums are also decorating nial Beach, Inc. is to revitalize our tion of the grant which was awarded organization, you can reach out to at least two churches and four civic downtown waterfront community by DHCD to the Town of Colonial us at info@downtowncolonialbeach. institutions to date, and a great many by fostering economic vitality, en- Beach for initial revitalization of org. individualbusinesses andhomeown- hancing our quality of life, promot- the Downtown area; rather, we are ers have put out geraniums as well. ing our unique character, preserving an offshoot of that initiative whose Glenda Chiarello, President, Down- When many entities do a little, it can our maritime history and supporting purpose is to continue revitalization town Colonial Beach Inc. Get resu .ts! 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Postmaster, send 3579 to: The Journal, Post Office Box 409, King George, Virginia 22485 Republican establishment and de- cided as much as the Donald Trump rhetoric may bother them, maybe this was a way to finally move the big GOP elephant towards their way of thinking. Most already realize their mistake. Trump is neither a liberal nor a conservative. If you try to put statements into some kind off policy format it's almost impossible to put a stamp on him. Now, he's the presumed Republi- can nominee and he's doing surpris- ingly well in the national polls. One reason is that his opponent has a high negative rating. HiUary Clinton has baggage. It's in the trunk, tied to the roof of her car, and in the back seat. Also, she's the first woman to be a national nominee. All of this com- bined is making a surprisingly large number in the electorate take Trump seriously. It's impossible at the mo- ment to predict how this is going to come out. Will Donald Trump recraft him- self to be more acceptable to moder- ate voters? Can he really take back all the in- sults and all the wild claims that got him this far. Or will he keep going the way he's going, mining more and more of that dark matter, until it actually gets him to the Whke House? That's an open question. 3 6 7 2 8 3 9 8 6 7 4 8 1 2 8 6 4 5 4 3 5 7 7 2 Level: Intermediate 1 11 16 19 25 28 34 39 43 49 53 56 8O I -- m 2 3 35 36 57 II 6 26 41 58 7 22 42 55 -- m 9 10 13 14 33 27 3O 45 46 -- ------..--4 52 -- ,------I I 47 -- --------I ~--- -- -.---1--~ 65 CLUES ACROSS 1. Impudence 5. Female garment 11. Not twice 12. Mention one by one 16. Cowbarn (British) 17. Promotional material 18. Argentinian artist Zeta 19 South Park guys' musical 24. Letter of the Greek alphabet 25. Comes into 26. VVV 27. Weaken 28. Costly 29. Weight 30. Financial obligation 31. A way to expel 33. Anoint 34. Stems 38. Belittled 39. Refrain from harming 40. Relating to odors 43. 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