No one can ever accuse Joe Biden of being soft on balloons and other floating objects. By the time the Super Bowl started, I was half-expecting the national anthem flyover to include the downing of the Goodyear Blimp. The first Chinese balloon takedown was a unique act in American history. Within a couple days, it’s become a cliché. “A U.S. fighter jet shot down an ‘unidentified object’ over Lake Huron on Sunday on orders from President Joe Biden. It was the fourth such downing in eight days and the latest military strike in an extraordinary chain of events over U.S. airspace that Pentagon officials believe has no peacetime precedent.”

+ Meanwhile, China has alleged that more than 10 U.S. high-altitude balloons have flown in its airspace during the past year without its permission. (Sounds like someone has UFOMO.)