Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Shape of Things to Come

     We are a mere three days into 2018, but we already have a good idea of where it is heading. We cab best describe 2016 as tumultuous for its numerous political and cultural upheavals. We can easily describe 2017 as tragic for many reasons like hurricanes and terrorist acts foreign and domestic. But 2018? it is already shaping up to be weird.
     North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un threatens the United States by claiming the has the button to launch nukes on his desk at the ready at any moment. President Donald Trump tweets he has a nuke button at the ready, too, and his is bigger. So nuclear brinkmanship has been reduced to the president and a fly by night dictator publicly euphemistically taunting each other over penis size.
   Chelsea Clinton is forced to deny she worships Satan after exchanging Happy New Year greetings with the Church of Satan. I agree with former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta Chelsea is unbelievably stupid, so it is likely she had no clue of how people would react to her responding politely to Old Scratch's fan club. But I would like to think she knew exactly what she was doing and just wanted to troll the alt right conspiracy theorists. Alas, the former is the most likely. Conservatives on social media are going about as ape dookie over the incident as the weird Pizzagate conspiracy regardless.
     Speaking of going ape dookie, Steve Bannon decided to go off on Trump, his family, and the administration today to complement a newly released, supposed insider look at the 2016 campaign which is so unflattering, it reads like fan fiction written by the Young Turks. Nevertheless, Trump has been firing back all day. It has come to this.
     Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Clinton home in Chappaqua, New York. The fire allegedly started in a bedroom, but was easily contained. Either Hillary was destroying more evidence or Bill is finally lighting his cigars after all these years. Why will these people not go away?
     It is snowing in Tallahassee. Here in my town, too.
    On the plus side, I weighed this morning. I gained seven pounds in two weeks. So the weight plummet appears to have reversed. I count it as weird because It is nearly impossible for me to gain any weight, much less such a significant amount. The year 2018 needs more of this sort of weirdness and less of the other brand described above.  

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