Headlines in British newspapers claim that everyone in Great Britain is mourning the death of some old guy, who was ofter seen in public wearing a variety of uniforms with a multitude of medals and drawings. Of course, this guy was in a cushy job in the military during WW2 and never served again, so perhaps he found the medals in cereal boxes.
Any death is sad for someone, so one can have sympathy for his family. But, not all are mourning. Below is something written by an English friend:
“No one ever mentions that his sisters all married high ranking Nazis. Although The Telegraph obit did say that one sister came to a funeral/ ceremony in the UK with her husband who wore full SS uniform and greeted people with 'Heil Hitler' with the arm-raised salute. They also don't mention that the King who abdicated was all in favour of doing a deal with Hitler because he was rightly scared of what the Bolsheviks would do to him and his layabout family if they defeated Germany and took over Europe. This fear was in fact part guilt bought on by the fact that The Romanoffs,The Tsar,Tsarina and all their children begged their Royal cousins in the British Royal family to grant them passage to safety. The British Royals, being weak, in-bred, slugs, refused and the Russian Royalty were 'rubbed out' in a forest outside St Petersburg. Philip was a classic do anything for the 'idea' of monarchy, as it was all he had; several different 'royal' bloods coursing through his veins. He ran the whole thing with the security service - and was definitely responsible for the 'rubbing out' of Diana - the one person he couldn't threaten into acquiescence. A nasty piece of work. And racist to the core.”
Only the fact that a pandemic is raging saves the world from a televised overblown spectacle of a funeral.
The hypocrites camped out in the Supreme Court, who love to tout their grasp of the Constitution, do not seem to have noticed the bit about separation of church and state.
Truly...not just Valley Girl airhead rhetoric.
Not enough attention is paid to the amazing feats of the space program. Too much time is spent on politics, mass shootings, sex scandals, loud-mouthed and lying pundits, innate television programs, etc.
The space program is the best of the US. Perhaps, it is ignored because it is not about making money for some hedge fund. Or because there are not enough people intelligent enough to understand what has been accomplished. Too much computer generated scenes make believe that anything is possible. They are unable to grasp how difficult it is to conceive, construct, and deliver a piece of technology to another planet.
It might be too early to celebrate, but there seems to be a glimmer of hope that some—unfortunately, only some—of the Republican creeps will be held accountable for their atrocious and illegal behaviour
McConnell Says Corporations Should Follow His Example and Not Get Involved in Government
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Senator Mitch McConnell urged the nation’s largest corporations to follow his example and not get involved in governing the country.
Speaking to reporters, the Senate Minority Leader said that he “could have easily used my position over the years to make the country a better place, but I have wisely resisted that temptation.”
“Whether it was giving Americans affordable health care or passing stronger gun laws, I have been careful not to influence the government to accomplish things,” he said. “I wish corporations would follow my lead.”
He urged the C.E.O.s of major companies to spend a day with him in Washington to “see how getting nothing done is done.”
McConnell cut short his remarks to reporters, saying that he had to return to his office to get to work on not improving the country’s infrastructure.
In case you hadn't noticed, humanity is a mixed bag. People are different. Bad people will always be bad people. Good people will be, mostly, good.
Strong ones take advantage of weak ones. Clever ones take advantage of weak ones. People try to get the most for themselves. But, there are others that try to help others.
There is no common denominator, except that anyone born will die. In between, you do what you gotta do and should always hope for the best, even if that’s not what you’ll get.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
New Georgia Poll Shows Kemp Losing Governor’s Race to Can of Coca-Cola
By Andy Borowitz
ATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)—In a sign that Republicans’ war on the carbonated beverage could be backfiring, a new poll of Georgia’s voters finds Governor Brian Kemp losing overwhelmingly to a can of Coca-Cola.
According to the poll, which has a margin of error of four points, seventy-one per cent of Georgia voters preferred a can of the fizzy drink, while only twenty-three per cent chose Kemp.
Although the can of soda predictably performed better than Kemp when voters were asked which was more refreshing, it also bested the incumbent governor on the question of “Who cares more about people like me?” by an impressive six-to-one margin.
Speaking to reporters, Kemp issued a bellicose warning to his new political rival. “All I can say to Mr. Can of Coke is, be careful what you wish for,” he said. “You’ll recall that our voting law criminalized water. If I can do that to one liquid, I can do that to you.”
Rand Paul Claims Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Infringes on Bridges’ Right to Crumble
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Senator Rand Paul said that he is opposing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan because it “infringes on bridges’ constitutional right to crumble.”
“Decay, deterioration, and collapse are all a part of the natural process of entropy,” Paul said. “It is not the job of government to play God and interfere with that.”
Warning of the “slippery slope of government overreach,” Paul said that the Biden plan is “threatening our infrastructure’s precious freedom to disintegrate.”
“First they came for our bridges, then they came for our potholes, and then they came for our lead water pipes,” he said.
The Kentucky senator’s comments drew support from an unlikely ally, Dr. Anthony Fauci. “Look, I was just glad to see Rand talking about something besides the pandemic,” Fauci 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.