Saturday, June 3, 2023

A Great 'Laughing Gas' Adventure in America

I'm ready to launch the Great Laughing Gas experiment and you're invited to participate.

The genesis of this adventure had a humble start. I received an early Father's Day gift from one of my three sons yesterday. It came in a brightly decorated self-sealing bag. 

The slick bag announced that the folks at Laughing Gas were offering the highest THC level weed on the market. My strain was White Truffle - total THC: 35.92%. All top-of-the-line marijuana.

I'm inviting hip Americans to share laughter via toking up top-notch ganja (edibles work just as well) with a stranger. It's a great icebreaker and mood enhancer. 

It's a better way of spreading laughter than my original Rube Goldberg idea of pumping laughing gas into homes and the halls of Congress. There were just too many logistical hurdles to overcome.

Listen. Laughter is the best medicine. (I read that in Reader's Digest decades ago). Americans need to avoid letting our chaotic culture stress us out on a daily basis by laughing at something. We all need a break today.

It was E.E. Cumings who said, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

Mark Twain informed us, "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

But my favorite quote comes from John Cleese; "A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people."

As it stands, Americans really need something that brings them together during these challenging times.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Now That We Don't Have to Worry About the Debt Ceiling We Can Get Back To Saving Democracy

Economic Armageddon has been avoided.
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The debt ceiling bill is going to President Biden's desk.
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Now we can move on to the rest of the coming catastrophes like preserving democracy and stopping Trump from dragging the republic into a fascist state.

Midway through 2023 there is a growing sense that our corrupt former president is going to be indicted by the DOJ and the state of Georgia for his attempts to overthrow the last presidential election. Oh, yeah. And for Espionage and Obstruction of Justice. 

When these indictments are finally announced I expect there will be upheavals by Trump's cult members in and out of Congress.

With a dozen (or so) GOP candidates running for the presidency between now and the Republican primary voting it's going to be a circus like never seen before.

Unlike 2016 Trump is going to become the target of ridicule by his emboldened opponents.  They're going to wave those indictments in every political commercial they run.

From today onward the clock is going to be ticking. Trump is getting more maniac as he sees the signs of accountability gathering around him like a convocation of eagles cornering their prey.

By extension Trump's followers in Congress are going to greater lengths to protect him by abusing their power with phony investigations designed to take heat off their supreme leader.

The crazy caucus in the House almost pushed the country over the cliff by defaulting on our debts for the first time in history. Make no mistake. They're willing to go to any lengths to save Trump and get him re-elected. Nothing is off-the-table as they've already shown. Nothing.

All the political gurus agree Trump will be charged with more felonies in several cases this year, with trials set for next year. 

One trial date has already been scheduled by the New York courts next March for 34 felony counts of falsifying his business records in the Stormy Daniels' case. 

As it stands, be prepared for the most violent and outrageous presidential election in our nation's history. And I don't think that's hyperbole.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Debt Ceiling Crisis Over? Not So Fast!

After months of holding Americans economic futures hostage Republicans and Democrats came up with an 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling.

Kind of.

The deal hasn't been sealed yet. There's grumbling in the ranks of both parties as rebellious lawmakers balk at signing off on it.

Congressional leaders are hurriedly holding aggressive whip operations to assure the bill safe passage through the House and Senate.

From all reports leaders McCarthy and Schumer are encountering late resistance to the bill's passage.

The crazy caucus in the House say the deal is betrayal of the Republicans debt passage passed by the House last month. Whispers of a secret deal by McCarthy to appease the crazies injected more drama into the whole situation.

Unhappy Democrats are grumbling about Biden "selling out" to a GOP agenda that will harm millions of Americans.

Rumblings of a revolt are still going on today as the two Congressional leaders try to shepherd their party to the finish line.

It's all a deadly game and the American people are unwilling spectators to the whole debacle. 

The tentative compromise between the two parties isn't going to leave either side totally satisfied but hopefully the bill will reach Biden's desk before the clock strikes twelve.

As it stands, America stands at the cusp of the biggest economic disaster in history and time is running out.

On Naps and Blog Breaks

I've always thought taking a nap during the day was the way to go even though Americans are not known for the habit. Taking daytime nap...