Wednesday, May 31, 2023
My brother followed up on the story of Sam. Sam lingered for six months before passing. The man he saved had a pregnant wife. He declared, “I don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy, but I’m naming it Sam.” I wonder where that Sam is now?
The Sam I knew had a son, named Sam, who looks a lot like his old man. Apple – tree.
I see that the debt ceiling thing is in the House Rules Committee and it’s not clear what deal McCarthy made with the far right extremists in his party called the freedom caucus. Whether some of those folks are making stuff up, lying, or just misunderstood. What is clear is that whatever was decided was done in secret and they don’t want to tell anyone. I suspect that it was done verbally and those in the deal all took from it what they wanted to, which makes it hard to know what is going on, but that is the modern Republican Party. They are by and large a bunch of know-nothings being led by the nose by their media and the most belligerent and ignorant of the bunch. To say they are hypocritical would be kind. How do you have an informal meeting with someone where you are seen talking, laughing, and joking with said person and the next day report that you felt threatened?
The weirdest thing is they keep committing stupid acts and then blame someone else and decide to investigate it. If they had an ounce of sense they’d complain and stop there. But when you set up a voter vigilance committee and said committee reports the only infractions were caused by your side then what?
Or you set up a committee to get to the bottom of a non-existent problem with a President’s son and instead discover that another President has been found to have committed crimes and he’s the guy who wanted you to get the goods, what do you do then? (Easy. Amnesia.) Or you set up a committee to investigate the investigators and you find out that the improprieties committed are by your team then what? (You keep making a fool of yourself.) Or weaponizing of voting? (See previous answer.)
When you disrupt a Presidential speech to yell, “Liar” did you really expect your opponents to sit idly by when you were put in charge of a meeting?
Let’s be clear Republicans run up the deficit, propose no reasonable solutions for anything, and do all they can to gum up the works when not in power. If you want your rights taken away, your cost of living to skyrocket, your health to be put in danger, and your children uneducated and shot by guns then elect Republicans.
I remember the days when I didn’t like some of their proposals and solutions, but at least they had some. Now? They got nothing.
Well, wait a second, you got a football coach now Senator who is singlehandedly crippling our military. That’s something. Remember when Republicans were for law and order and a strong military? Now? Nah.
In other news, we watched the Amazon movie “Air,” about Nike signing Michael Jordan to their company to wear their shoe. It’s a heck of a show. Matt Damon has been in a number of great movies: Stillwater (didn’t get much play, but really good), Good Will Hunting were two of my favorites. (I always thought GWH was based on the janitor at the University of Chicago who solved the math problems the professors left on the board, turns out no. Matt had a friend who was an artist who liked the beauty of equations he saw at MIT.)
Ben Affleck as Phil Knight brought the two buds back together again. I liked Ben in The Accountant. A movie that came out about the same time as Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher. The Accountant was a much better movie, It had a real story, you know, like a plot. Weird huh? Reacher? not so much.
Monday saw a great championship lacrosse game. Lots of great play, unbelievable missed goals and some really weird ones to boot.