Here’s all you need to know about US politics.
Both parties can get together to vote on money for the military-industrial complex, yet refuse to cooperate on helping citizens needing support. The ones that pay off politicians get all they want, while those stupid enough to pay taxes and vote for politicians who block aid receive a slap in the face.
Here’s the difference”
Under socialism, everyone shares the wealth.
Under communism, everyone shares the poverty.
In the US, the rich keep as much as they can and the poor get less and less, all aided by politicians.
Christmas comes but once a year, as the saying goes. This is a good thing, like enjoying fresh strawberries, white asparagus, or peaches only in season.
Christmas is always special, if you belong to a family that likes to make a big deal every years. Even curmudgeons are dragged along for the ride.
This year, I have noted miss all the ridiculous garbage in U.S. media about “war of Christmas”, a phoney idea pushed off the front pages by really serious issues, like a raging pandemic killing people and criminal conman trying to destroy the country.
The tree and decorations will stay up for some time, perhaps until Orthodox Christmas…
This is about a different kind of Groundhog Day: Christmas in Germany.
Usually, the celebration last three days; this year an extra day is tagged on.
On the 24th, one arises and faces the lights, the tree, and too much food and drink. On the 25th: ditto. On the 26th (called Boxing Day in England): ditto. This year, because the 26th falls on a Saturday, the 27th—ie. Sunday—is another day of Christmas.
Too much of a good thing.
In a year without a pandemic, this would a treat for all employees, because the work holiday would last four days, none of which would be counted as vacations. An extra treat, even if one has to put up with Groundhog Day
I’ve got it figured out. I know what the conman is planning.
He asked for $2000 checks, because he knew that Republicans would balk. No relief bill will be passed, causing millions of people to suffer. There will civil unrest, allowing the jerk to declare martial law. That’s why he put brown-noses in the Pentagon. Once the troops have taken control, he can state that he must remain in office and nullify the election.
For some reason, the philosophical question about a tree falling in the forest came to mind. Of course, it does not matter if it makes noise or not.
What this question actually reveals is the arrogance of humans: those that ask and those that respond to such a questions.
A falling tree most definitely makes noise, which is experienced by any living organism in the vicinity. Of course, animals have excellent hearing ability, as well as do insects and whatever else one might find above or below ground in the forest. Plants might even be able to hear and feel the vibrations of a falling tree. After all, Prince Charles talks to plants, so they surely respond to Royalty.
Russian Hackers Disappointed to Find U.S. Government Already Disabled
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Russian hackers attempting to disrupt the U.S. government were disappointed to discover that it had already been thoroughly disabled, the hackers have confirmed.
Expecting to find a well-oiled machine that they could impair, the hackers instead came upon a barely operational mess that had already suffered what appeared to be four years of degradation.
Dmitri X (not his real name), was assigned to hack the Environmental Protection Agency’s computer systems and was “shocked” by the agency’s weakened condition.
“My job was to access the E.P.A.’s database and delete all of the environmental regulations,” he said. “There was nothing there left to delete.”
The hacker found similar evidence of sabotage at the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and myriad other federal agencies.
“To be honest, it was pretty disheartening,” he said. “I was hired to cripple the U.S. government, but it’s clear that someone else got there first.”
The hacker could not identify who was behind the widespread vandalism, but speculated that the culprit had vast experience in driving large organizations into bankruptcy
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.