Meet the next boogeyman – a recession
A recession may well indeed be looming over the horizon… or maybe it isn’t… or maybe it is… Or maybe whatever story we get from biased politicians and biased media will include deeply embedded exaggeration, hyperbole or down-right lies to the point of making it impossible to determine what’s reality.
One thing to know for certain, politicians like to scare us because there are only two things that scare them:
- Bad news for citizens while a politician is holding office
- Good news for citizens while a politician is trying to get into office
- bad news is someone else’s good news
- bad news gets the attention
- politicians live on bad news
Ipso facto, expect to be told
“this is the most important election in our lifetime because a vote for the other candidate will lead to (fill in the blank) , all elderly being (fill in the blank) , the wholesale slaughter of (fill in the blank) and The Purge.”
So the next time you hear that all polar bears will soon spontaneously combust or we’re being invaded by axe wielding maniacal border crossers, consider the source.
We have many more personal things to worry about like shirts that constrict at the armpit. Don’t judge, it’s a thing, look it up.
Things Congress would rather do than cut the budget
Congress is on recess after completing the difficult job of budget posturing. Like San Francisco’s hope for fighting drug use with government supported drug use, our Congressman and Congresswomen recently developed their treatment plan for deficit spending,… more deficit spending. After all, it’s about safety. The safety of their Congressional seats.
Here’s the big list of things Congress would rather do than reduce the budget.
- Increase the budget
- And anything else
Following the script
Politicians fight, say mean things, complain about the other side of the aisle and take quotes out of context to make each other look like racist, sexist, aliens from another planet.
Th ere are no better examples of this feigned outrage in Congress than the hoopla over Trump’s “animal” comment, his disinviting the Eagles, and the flip-flopping apoplexy depending on whether there is or isn’t going to be a summit. It’s like they wake up in the morning to see where Trump stands on any issue so they can calibrate their rage compass and proceed to battle stations.
In the end though, conservatives are fired up, liberals are fired up, and the results are heavier doses of campaign donations … so they can do it all over again.
Maybe they learned it from professional wrestling. And if so, maybe that’s why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is considering a run at the presidency.
Speaking of animals, did you see where an MS-13 gang member in Boston was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 15 year old? The murderer is affectionately known as Animal. Oh, and when he gets out of prison he’ll be deported … unless Boston’s a sanctuary city.