Using taxpayer money for a stadium costing $2 billion so a professional football team, owned by a man with many billions, can play less than ten times a year. Of course, anyone wanting to view a game must pay for the privilege to also pay for parking, refreshments, and other expenses associated with lining the billionaires pockets.
I have not seen or heard anyone write about or mention the unintended consequences of providing arms and ammunition to Ukraine. If and when this unjustified war ends—and Ukraine returns to being a sovereign, free, and democratic nation—what will the huge well-equipped military do?
One can hope that the men and women bravely fighting and learning new skills will want to return to civilian life and enjoy peace and freedom.
Giuliani Praises George Santos: “The G.O.P. Must Pass the Torch to a New Generation of Liars”
By Andy Borowitz
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Offering his full-throated support for Representative George Santos, Rudolph Giuliani said that “it’s time for Republicans to pass the torch to a new generation of liars.”
“I get why some Republicans are knocking the kid—they’re envious of his raw talent,” Giuliani told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. “But we should be showing him our respect. I mean, look at this kid’s body of work. He could turn out to be the Michael Jordan of lying.”
“When I watch him lie, he reminds me of me at his age,” Giuliani said. “Like poetry in motion. But he’s taking his game to a whole new level. The inventiveness, the audacity. Personally, I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
“I still like to think that I can lie with the best of them, but I know I’ve lost a step,” he added. “What can I tell you? I had a good run. But now it’s George Santos’s time to shine. Just put him out there and watch the magic happen.”
As happens often, politics lags far behind public reality. Despite what the Constitution says, the Supreme Court has become a Christian body (much like in Iran or other fundamentalist country), whereas the public is leaving organised religion, especially Christianity. Churches are closing in record numbers, but laws are being controlled by religious fanatics. Younger people are moving away from religion, because it does not fit their life views.
(Of course, we all know the Constitution only works where firearms are concerned!)
Don’t ask me why the German chancellor refuses to permit Leopard tanks to be delivered to Ukraine. One can wonder if he has hidden ties to the Kremlin. He was deputy and long-time ally to former German chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, who is paid by and has a tight relationship with Russian business and government. There are also lingering relationships in Germany, because half the country was long controlled by Russia. The excuses given by the government might be risible if the need were not so crucial.
I was thinking about the civics class I never took in high school and the political science course I did not take in college. I have learned enough reading, listening, and absorbing information about politics, politicians, and political parties.
Parties will have different ideas about how a country should be. No one party is right or has all the answers. In a democracy, they must work to together to reach a compromise for the good of the nation and its people. That’s the ideal solution. The problem is reality, because people are involved with different agendas and egos.
No nation can succeed in the long run if one party’s only goal is chaos and disruption.
The world has evolved. People want to be deceive. Lying is the way to succeed. Voters choose liars to be their leaders. Truth is not believed. False is in.
Why? Who or what is at fault? Is it the entertainment industry, which thrives on false images? Is it the diluted education system, which turns out students unable to read, write, or do math? Is it the natural flow of evolution of reach to lowest common denominator?
Whatever is, lying is here to stay and there is not antidote. People wanting the truth are an endangered species and that’s no lie.
No Plans for Insurrection Found in Biden’s Garage
By Andy Borowitz
WILMINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Lawyers scouring President Biden’s garage in Wilmington, Delaware, have been unable to find any plans to overthrow the United States government through a violent insurrection, the lawyers have reported.
In addition, the lawyers said, a thorough search had not turned up any instructions to subvert election results by spreading baseless claims about voter fraud or by promoting slates of fake electors.
“If, in searching President Biden’s garage, we had uncovered evidence of plans to end democracy as we know it—or, for that matter, proof of systematic tax fraud spanning a period of many years—we would have informed Attorney General Garland immediately,” the lawyers’ official statement read.
The lawyers revealed that they did discover plans to build a Jacuzzi and a barrel sauna on the President’s deck but said that they would not be forwarding those documents to the Department of Justice.
In Washington, House Republicans flatly rejected the lawyers’ account. “The American people are sick and tired of President Biden being less than honest with them,” Rep. George Santos said.
The term “classified” or “secret” being applied to documents has been cluttering the news for months. Few know what the term means or why it is important.
The importance varies, as does the meaning. I will guarantee you that a large portion of these documents are “classified” merely to cover up incompetence, mistakes, or crimes.
I have decided to avoid or, if not possible, to ignore headlines or news broadcasts. I'm not sure if things are becoming worse or just plainly endlessly disturbing. The US a mess, with the government poisoned by evil people. The world is a mess, with evil men--it's always men--killing innocent women and children, destroying to planet, or plundering the economies.
No more rants (for a while, anyway) and perhaps a bit of peace of mind...
Kevin McCarthy Celebrates One Week of Being Barely Tolerated by Colleagues
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Declaring that “it’s time for a victory lap,” Representative Kevin McCarthy celebrated one week of being barely tolerated by his Republican colleagues.
The California congressman was unable to contain his jubilation after a week in which the G.O.P. caucus appeared to keep its profound loathing of him marginally in check.
“I’m deeply honored by the display of grudging acceptance through gritted teeth that the caucus has shown me,” he said.
The House Speaker said that, though his fellow-Republicans could vote to oust him at a moment’s notice, he has decided to “be in the now.”
“If it turns out that this week was the only week my colleagues managed not to recoil in disgust at the sight of me holding the gavel, I will have had a good run,” he said.
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.