Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reflections While Drinking Coffee - The Best Time in the Morning

Good Day World!

Between sips of scalding coffee each morning, I try to solve the world's problems for an hour, sometimes two hours, and then it's on to other pursuits.

I scan at least 10 newspapers from across the nation and compare how they each handle the telling of the same story. If you want to catch subtle bias you need not go any further than headlines.

Hi! My name is Dave, and I'm a coffee addict. I'll bet you are too, or you wouldn't be reading this. I do make exceptions for hot tea, however.

Our Liar-In-Chief address the United Nations today. How surreal is that? I keep snapping my fingers just in case it was a bad dream, hoping to suddenly wake up.

To see someone with less morals than a tomcat (with little paws) talking to the leaders of nations from around the world is truly a Twilight Zone moment.

Tell me you don't cringe when you hear about Trump's latest tweets?

Beyond Trump...

Are you located in one of those areas where fires are burning?

It's been terrible here in Medford, Oregon. Our air quality reminds me of the smog I use to live with back in the 60's, in Southern California.

I'm going to go out on a limb here, but if you were planning a trip anywhere in the Caribbean next year you might want to think about another vacation location.

This hurricane season has been epic. And, it's not over yet, as hurricanes Jose and Maria hit the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Florida and other Southern states have also suffered tremendous damage from hurricane Irma's high winds and rains.

Texas will be picking up the pieces from hurricane Harvey for the next decade. FEMA is stretched thin and Congress will need to give the agency more funds when they do the budget.

That is, if Congress can even pass a budget. They're talking about a passing a major tax bill, repealing Obamacare (I know, again), and if they should let Donny build his wall.

It's best to do, like I do. Count to ten slowly.Then breath. Now, might be a good time for a Krispy Kreme donut. 

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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