I took a one hour nap yesterday....at least it was supposed to last that long. After 4 hours, I awoke with the feeling I could sleep some more. Instead, I decided to get up, ate some supper, farted around for a few hours, and went back to bed.
At 2:30, I woke, and decided trying to sleep more was a futile effort. So, I brewed a hot cup of tea, sat on the porch for awhile, and decided to write about some thoughts.
Donald Trump lost a brother. That's a tough loss, since a brother is a best friend. After they're gone, you realize how much you lost. There will be no more visits to share a meal, talk about life, and reminisce the past. Even as time passes, an event, or a moment makes you think of them. A need for a consultation about something leads to a brief moment, when you reach for the phone to call, and you feel foolish for forgetting.
New York is bleeding citizens, the police union is backing Trump, and the Democrats are scratching their heads for solutions. They can't wrap their heads around the fact their society of promoting ignorance, rewarding incompetence, and breeding idiots lead to failed policy. To make things worse, those that are rewarded for taking part in the madness are starting to realize they're betting on the losing horse.
The highest law enforcement agency in the country is appearing to be run by thugs, who pay thugs, and the thuggery is used to help their political handlers. While they haven't resorted to using baseball bats, the threats of destruction they use is just as terrible. When you add they're willing to lie, cheat, and steal to achieve their goals, it can be said they've become an example any criminal organization might want to emulate.
The Chinese Flu is leading to civil contempt, and disobedience. That's what happens, when you try to corral people, force them to do things they don't want to do, and then try to take their weapons. In other failed political systems, it all worked, but they had to get the guns first. That won't happen here, and to think otherwise is foolish.
Joe Biden chose Kamela Harris to be his running mate. In a perfect society, such a thing would be a source of intense comedic expression, with a media sharing the effort to realistically portray the absurdity. Instead, the media, comics, and pundits are trying to make chicken salad out of chicken
shit feathers. I think they're wasting their time. Only a few Democrats are that dumb, and any with sense will realize they should stay home on election day.
The local terrorist groups are finding push-back, when they venture beyond the empty streets of a downtown area. That's good, and may they find most of their members are cowards, and attrition will lead to their demise. Of course, they might to try using some more violent methods to achieve their goal, but that usually leads to bounties, and cold bodies for members.
Professional sports are chugging along, but haven't figured out the track they chose has a dead end. Maybe they should apologize to the millions of fans that love their country, despise criminal players, could care less about any of their political views, and are now boycotting the events. The lack of revenue will be telling in the near future. I have a feeling the salaries offered for players will be substantially reduced. So be it. They deserve the repercussions from their arrogance.
Age has brought the realization that you pay dearly for your wisdom. That, and the realization too many young folks are willing to make your mistakes to prove you are wrong. This leads to an unwillingness to offer advise, and to pop some popcorn for the show.
The heat continues, with triple digit heat indices in the near future. "You'll get used to it." is what some say, but I can't find them outside so I can tell them I think they're wrong. Nobody "get's used to it" and few can tolerate it.
I think I'll have another cup of tea, sit on the porch, and enjoy the 80 degree heat with 100 percent humidity. It's better than the afternoon, but not by much.