Our illustrious president, ‘ol’e shuffling Joe,’ made a surprise secret squirrel visit to Ukraine by plane, first in the dead of night, then taking the Orient Express to Kyiv. It’s unknown why he chose to visit the war- engulfed country. Political speculators on both sides of the aisle of crooks suspect he will ship another C130 cargo plane full of taxpayer dollar bills to rebuild every demolished structure in the country. Zelensky is so excited he is dancing the Ukranian “spring maiden shuffle” as he saunters alongside our demented leader. Back in Moscow, Puti-Putte is getting ready to ramp things up; maybe send in a missile or two to scare ol’e Joe and Ukrains favorite funny man, Zelensky.
Meanwhile, back home in “our country,” Mayor Butterboy and his crew have yet to make it to East Palestine, Ohio, to witness the eco-tragedy caused by the derailing of multiple freight cars full of toxic chemicals. FEMA and the “suddenly uninterested” EPA, the guys that think every puddle of rainwater and stock tank belongs to them, says the town is “on your own; We must in all haste now go to Africa for a 7-day conference on why the constantly poor Africans have no food, water, or money.” A good rock to look under for spiders and snakes would be those countries’ leaders who take the money the US gives them and live like king Faruk or a Saudi Prince. We can assume that as soon as Mayor Butterboy pumps enough breast milk for his kids to survive for a few days, he will do a “drive-by” on his new mountain bike and then release his standard word salad statement full of wilted contents and no meat. Wildlife and domestic animals are dying, creeks and soil are ruined, groundwater will be affected, and humans are getting sick. “Nothing to see here, folks; move along, please.” Why isn’t good old NBC Lester Holt reporting from the scene with his sleeves rolled up and a shovel in his hand; wrong kind of tragedy, the wrong state, a conservative town, and low-income country folk; not his bag. He’s also sure that no soul in that town watches his newscast. Former President Trump will visit the town on Wednesday. Not certain what he can or will do, but at least the man is doing what a president should in a crisis.
Those pesky young liberal college and high school students in Austin are at it again. Street racing, rioting in a mass gathering of youngsters throwing things that explode at Police cars, and breaking into and destroying a private home for a ‘mansion party. Fellow Texans, these are young high school, mostly white kids doing this, not Black Lives Matter hoodlums running through the streets of Portland. We should ask ourselves, “what in the hell has happened to the young people of our country?” Social Media, bad parenting, and liberal schooling take a large piece of this society’s poison pie. The “everybody gets a trophy” generation grew up and became these little devils. I never cared much for Austin, not even in my long-haired fake hippie days. Since my once favorite magazine, Texas Monthly, has gone to hell in a wokie handbasket,’ I don’t see myself ever visiting that crime-ridden forsaken city again. I know folks that live there and wonder why they stay? It’s not the Austin I knew in the 70s. Maybe because they can swim topless in Barton Springs during the summer or attend the SXSW music festival and smoke a lot of righteous weed.
Did I say too much? Probably so.
5 Replies to “Rantings and Observations From The Cactus Patch”
The country is certainly experiencing a great moral and social decay. By the way, I was gone from Las Vegas for three days (Feb. 17-19). Destination: Scottsdale, Arizona. On the 18th, I hiked to the top of Camelback Mountain. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io-OC_BkJ5Y
I wish I were THAT guy! I had to take a 1-3 minute breather every 100 feet or so…
Pain in the Buttigieg is the most disgusting member of the senile old fool’s cabinet. Every time I see him on the news I have to purge from my brain the image of him and his ‘husband’ or is it his ‘wife’ doing you know what and raising that unfortunate child. Biden appointed him only because he was gay (not a qualification in itself!) just like he appointed Kackling Harris because she was a black female — clearly and probably, as it may turn out, fatefully for humankind, not a qualification in itself.
Well said Mich.
Obviously I’m pulling back on archives of those I enjoy reading [and those I do NOT enjoy, but feel a need to understand left-thinking in an attempt to be, not “woke,” but tolerant] and be aware of the entirety of issues and events, left, right, and non-binary. [Your posts incidentally, rest solidly in the “enjoy” group.] You’ve a knack for couching realities in clever [albeit sarcastic] verbiage. Makes for good reading. Makes for a smidge of comfort, thinking there might be a few sane people still around. Thankee for the read.
I was not too funny until I fell and hit my head on our patio a few years back. Out cold and a bit deceased. Sort of like Mama Cass couldn’t hit the high notes until she bumped into a door jamb and walked around wonky for a few days. Better writing through trauma. Thanks for the compliment.