Another morning and more reports of gun violence and death. Really folks will there be any end to the gun violence. I think not!!! At some point we have to recognize that the USA is a violent country with a long and cherished history of guns. I think back to the old westerns I watched as a kid and remember the wild shootouts, Bodies dropping everywhere. Of course, violence is not limited to our country but the magnitude of gun violence is. I really don’t know how you solve this. Meaningful gun legislation if very unlikely. But all the bad news that hits us every morning reveals a deep under current of mental decline. Couple this with the accessibility of guns and you have a truly toxic combination.
I realize that there are many other topics to explore beyond Santos but the very fact that this creepy liar remains in the House really bugs me. Santos is a complete fraud and the Republican Party led by the feckless Kevin McCarthy refuses to kick him out fearful that their already razor thin majority will lessen even more. It’s a travesty that Santos is allowed in the House chamber.
Although Jimmy Carter as of this writing is still among the living it’s interesting to read all the premature obituaries. To be sure Carter had an exemplary post presidency life doing wonderful social work which was rooted in his religious beliefs. The man taught Bible School. Still, if one looks at his term in office alone it was not very good. He was defeated for reelection by a former actor. His term was hurt by energy price increases and the Iranian hostage drama. Discontent in the country was at a high level. So, let’s try and retain some objectivity about Carter. While he succeeded in life as a wonderful human being as president, he had his serious shortcomings.
The current “balloon” media sweeping the media is really amusing. The entire notion of spying is now taken to a new level. We must now be aware of detection from 40,000 feet, Yesterday, Justine Trudeau of Canada had another type of object shot down. Something is going on??? I for one have always believed in UFO existence. When you consider how absurd the earth looks now aliens must be preparing to cause mischief. So, enjoy the Super Bowl USA!!!!
To be sure, I’m a pessimist by nature being raised by a mother who was the epitome of gloom and doom. Indeed, Mom would be in full end of the world mode given recent events. Admittedly the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey bring predictions of even more disasters to come. If you look at weather patterns for the past few months, the climate looks like something big is up. Flooding in this country is now the norm and it’s been the earliest tornado season in history. Mom would have course pointed out how all of this has been happening according to biblical predictions. In any event the rest of this year could prove very interesting.
Further proof that the world is on the verge of a complete breakdown was the recent hysteria over the Chinese balloon. I needed a laugh and the past few days have provided lots of fun moments. First off spying between the USA and most adversary countries if a two-way street. What made this different was THE BALLOON. Why not other widely used surveillance methods. Was it done for effect to get the most attention and tell the world our air space is not sacred??? Or perhaps more sinister is the immediate thought that these balloons may carry toxic elements. Afterall COVID did start in a lab in China. Anyway, if the Chinese were sending a message, I got it. Something new to worry about!!!
It’s hard to be optimistic these days. I mean REALY HARD!!! To be sure, I’m not a particularly optimistic person but events of the past few days have been off the charts for those of us who believe the end of our civilization may be at hand. How many more deaths will it take before there will be some meaningful gun control in this country? The world is looking at the United States as a barbaric waste land of gun violence. Indeed, how many people will die from gun violence in the coming days?? Meanwhile we have leaders of our country who are completely inept. They can’t even control their files!!!
If you are a woman serving in the state legislature in Missouri, you will now be required to cover your arms. Yes, folks in this year of our Lord women will now be subject to dress codes. I wonder if the Republican crazies who pushed this ridiculous edict will further their quest for female propriety to skirt length? Indeed, perhaps they will say women can’t wear pants!! These Republicans are bat shit crazy. However, these nuts are also religious zealots and therefore are very dangerous to our secular society.
So the man from California achieved his dream job. Even after receiving extreme humiliation from right wing lunatics, he craved the job and finally got it. Good luck Kevin!! Actually, I think that Kevin is stupid enough to think that he actually will have power. In order to get the gig, he had to agree to a procedure that basically makes his power mute. One member could now basically ask for a vote of no confidence for poor desperate Kevin. Indeed, the chaos among Republicans is very entertaining to political junkies (I admit I’m one) but these cretins are basically in control of the House agenda. Kevin is a speaker in name only. With absolute sociopaths calling the shots in the House we the people are in deep shit. They will likely vote not to up the debt limit which will cause major economic pain. These horrible people just don’t seem to care. They are ignorant idealogues, but they now have the opportunity to do real damage. Kevin Sino more than likely will be unable to maneuver any of the zealots to cooperate. Fasten your seat belts folks gonna be a rocky road.
I admit to being a political junkie for most of my life so Republican antics of the past few days has provided wonderful entertainment. However, the danger to the country grows with each day of Republican neglect. Of course, the image of crazy Republican fanatics keeping the House of Representatives in chaos is not helpful on the world stage. How this ends is anybody’s guess. One thing however is clear to me. The Republican Party is being held hostage by a small group of marginal fascists that only want to tear down our democracy. As much as I enjoy the political drama, we need a functioning House. At the same time, we need a new Republican party. I’m not optimistic and either score