Monday, February 5, 2018

Not Necessarily Golden

Not much of a blog tonight. I'm a bit groggy fighting off the effects of anesthesia. Yup, I did heavy-duty drugs this morning, and the only thing I'm gonna tell you is that at this  very moment, I am not full of shit. Literally. 

And yes, things appear to be reasonably fine for an old person. 

While I was blissfully sedated, the stock market continued its free fall. I can't speak for any of you, but I'm not surprised in the least. What goes up, must come down, and the market did just that. 

There is no deal on the table to keep government running after Thursday. CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) that was salvaged in the last budget go 'round has not yet been reauthorized. The Nunes' memorandum debacle continues on its increasingly bizarre trajectory. And the Justice Department remains uncharacteristically silent. 

Meanwhile, in Ohio, Feckless Leader called the Democratic members of Congress treasonous because they didn't clap for him during the State of the Union address. 
“Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”
Really? Does he even know what he's saying? In these here United States, treason is punishable by death. Is he implying any member of Congress who did not applaud during his speech should be rounded up?

If you remain a stalwart GOP supporter, you need to decide if any of this is troubling. If it is, you also need to decide what you're going to do about it. It's not up to the rest of us to turn the country blue; it's up to the GOP to put a stop to the undermining of our system of government and the Constitution of the United States. 

Every single citizen of these here United States had better get his/her expectations in order. Our sense of order and being challenged. Nice people turn away and don't make waves. Are you nice...or do you give a damn about preserving the rule of law, the Constitution, and democracy?

Silence in moments such as these is complicit.

And on that note, I am signing off for the night. 

Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
If you're over 50 and haven't had a colonoscopy yet, go get one. 
It's really no big deal.

1 comment:

  1. Sent to the WP by a loyal....and well meaning reader. I damn near fell off my chair.

    Dave Barry: A journey into my colon — and yours: