I have long been aware of the extent of stupidity in the human race. Lately, it has become apparent that political affiliation has an effect on the level of stupidity. This has come about because of a virus and the need to be inoculated for protection. Just consider how many idiots display their stupidity on national media outlets and social media. Too bad all those that die because of their own stupidity cannot have that thrown in their faces. Of course, most are/were shameless, so they would not understand how stupid they are/were.
The collusion between fear mongering politicians and the military industrial complex are at it again. Why else would Australia need nuclear submarines? Why else would a sparsely populated island far from any potential “enemy” and surrounded by water be a potential target for nuclear weapons? Sure, Australians have always been arrogant and over-confident, but that was fine in their own country. And, how about asking a midget—“Great” Britain—to join in making China shake in their boots?
California Republicans Flee to Florida and Texas in Search of Dumber Governors
By Andy Borowitz
CALIFORNIA (The Borowitz Report)—Despondent after yesterday’s recall election, millions of California Republicans are fleeing the state for Florida and Texas in search of dumber governors.
The Republicans are choosing to leave their lives in California behind rather than put up with another year and a half of a governor who oppressively follows science.
Harland Dorrinson, a real-estate agent in Orange County, said that he was leaving for a new life in Florida with little more than the Rolex on his arm.
“I looked at myself in the mirror and asked, Can I really live under the tyranny of a governor who blindly adheres to verifiable reality?” he said. “I decided I’d be better off with Ron DeSantis.”
Although he is excited about starting over in the Sunshine State, Dorrinson said that choosing between Florida and Texas was “one of the toughest decisions” of his life.
“With Governor Abbott and Governor DeSantis, you really can’t go wrong,” he said. “Both of them oppose mask mandates. Both of them oppose vaccine mandates. But DeSantis has actually had his videos banned from YouTube for spreading covid misinformation. That was the tiebreaker for me.”
Humans are different from other animals, because the form “tribes” and nations based upon myths.
One feature of human life is that some groups are unlucky and will never be “happy”. This includes Palestinians, Australian aborigines, Kurds, Uighurs, and Native Americans. Too many forces work against them.
A bit deep, but interesting. Helpful in understanding what is happening in the world…
Republican idiots have found a new “Benghazi”, which they can hammer day and night to divert attention from important issues facing the nation. Their only interest is in stirring up trouble for a government attempting to solve real problems, many caused by Republicans. Key administration officials must spend time answering needless and repeated questions, filling news programs with garbage with no use to daily needs and interests of most of the population. Of course, all those who have swallowed the metaphorical Koolade will lap up the smokescreen and daily dose of lies from Fox.
I don’t understand the longevity of the Sunni-Shiite disagreement. But, watching the Republicans and Democrats in the United States, I understand how humans can act so stupidly. Now, you might know what the country can expect in the future.
Trump Calls Bush Ungrateful: “I Kept Him from Being the Worst President in History”
By Andy Borowitz
PALM BEACH (The Borowitz Report)—In a blistering attack on another former Commander-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump called George W. Bush “ungrateful,” telling reporters, “I kept him from being the worst President in history.”
“When he left office, he was at the bottom of the list of Presidents—I mean, the very, very bottom,” he said. “Then I got into office and changed all that.”
“I worked hard, day in, day out, to keep Bush from being the worst,” he said. “He’s given me no credit for that whatsoever. This should never be allowed to happen in this country.”
Despite doing Bush “this incredible favor,” Trump said, “I have never got so much as a thank-you note from that ungrateful bastard. I don’t know, maybe he’s too busy with his so-called paintings to write.”
Trump called Bush’s warnings about domestic terrorism during a speech on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 “totally out of line.” He added, “When he was President, there were terrorists all over the world. I brought terrorism jobs back to the U.S.A.”
It may be “art”, but wrapping up a large structure in some material seems to be a strange human activity. Why does anyone want to cover the Arc de Triumph in Paris…and why would anyone want to observe this curiosity?
While reading an article about Sydney, in which a girl mentions riding the ferry each day to school, I thought of Boston, where I get up (actually, near Boston). Both cities grew thrived because they are excellent harbors. But, life was different around each.
Sydney lives more on the water: there are numerous ferries, water taxies, countless small boats—motorised or under sail, and large ships.
Boston seemed to have turned its back to the water and solidified life on land. I do not recall a single ferry—people drive over bridges or through tunnels, all congested. I first hear of water taxis in Sydney. Small boats tend to be found in outlying suburbs, with a few on the Charles River.
Just shows how strange human life can be. Two harbors, peopled by British settlers, developed differently over the centuries...
Fox News Accuses Biden of Using Federal Government to Improve Country
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling President Joe Biden “an authoritarian dictator of the most reprehensible kind,” Fox News has accused him of using the power of the federal government to improve the country.
“Joe Biden came into office claiming that he wanted to be the President of all the people,” Sean Hannity said. “Now, however, his real agenda has become clear: he wants to increase Americans’ life expectancy.”
“How long one lives should be a personal choice,” Hannity continued. “But not if Joe Stalin-slash-Biden has anything to say about it.”
Tucker Carlson agreed, arguing that Biden’s push for a $3.5 trillion spending package “is no more and no less than a totalitarian dictator’s plot to raise the nation’s standard of living.”
“To those of you who think I’m being an alarmist, let’s learn a lesson from history,” he said. “This is exactly like what happened in Germany under Angela Merkel.”
Different people have different memories of September 11, 2001. Almost everyone remembers what they were doing on that day. Many lost loved ones, family members, friends, or acquaintances.
I was fortunate not to lose the daughter of a close family friend, who had been scheduled to be on the flight from New York to Washington. Because she changed her plans at the last minute, she was able to live and become godmother of my grandchild. Her business associates, who made the trip, were not so lucky.
Fate happens: some are lucky; some are not.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.