In one of her final columns, Erma Bombeck wrote “I haven’t paid attention to election polls since Dewey defeated Truman”. We’ll see what happens in November, which is less than six months away (in the world of politics, one month is an eternity).
A few things about Trump in 2024. First, by 2024, Trump will be 78 years old (the same age Biden was when he was sworn in on 01/20/21), the GOP would likely get behind a younger candidate like FL Gov. DeSantis instead. Also, Trump (should he get elected would be a lame duck because of the 22nd Amendment which limits Presidents to two terms and also bars Presidents with two terms under their belts from running for the office again. Although I like Biden, I don’t know if I would like an octogenarian running for the office. But maybe that’s just me.
This is why schoolkids need to learn media literacy and critical thinking so they’ll be less prone to conspiracies. Parents also need to teach their kids to be kind. There will always be those who choose the path of hate, but there are far more good people than bad. It’s just that the bad get the media attention because that’s what generates “clicks”.
I have never worn dresses w/o pantyhose, not really liking the sight of my bare gams. I have no problem with shorts (knee length), but perhaps this spring and summer I’ll try dresses and skirts without hose.
Perhaps we should lift the ban on EU formula, it might be better for the babies since they can’t use high fructose corn syrup. Goodness knows the tykes have plenty of time to ingest that stuff. Why introduce it to them early? In Mexico, the Coca Cola and Fanta beverages are still made with sugar instead of corn syrup. Which is why so many seek out these beverages.
Some formula companies are already working 24-7 to turn this shortage around. But it will take time before this shortage is eased. It’s easier to break things than fix them. Meanwhile, the President and Congress can only do so much to ease this shortage. In economic recoveries, demand almost always outpaces supply.
As I stated before, if the SCOTUS overturns Roe v Wade, it won’t end abortion per se. It’ll kick the issue over to the states. With the procedure being restricted (and even criminalized) in deep red states while blue states take steps to protect it (purple states, like OH and MI, could go either way). But if people start getting arrested for having (or performing) this procedure, I hope there will be large groups of protestors in the streets calling for their release. At least it would shift the focus of the debate to its original focus, the woman seeking the abortion (not because she “wants” it, but because she doesn’t feel she can have a baby right now). This leak also shows why we need a 25-30 year term limit on Supreme Court Justices, and make them retroactive for those who have already served that long on the Supreme Court (like Clarence Thomas or Samuel Alito).
I lost my mom to emphysema in 1989 and my sister to cancer in 2017. I’ve lost more than my share of family and friends, but I am thankful for those who are still here. Never take your loved ones for granted.
I’ve been in at least a few “out of Iraq” demonstrations during the Bush/Cheney years and at least one candlelight vigil over Afghanistan. While it seems people seem more energized over a European country like Ukraine being invaded, the crisis is the same. Wasn’t it Martin Luther King who said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”?
Yes, I remember when you couldn’t find Lysol wipes or hand sanitizer to save your life. We would ultimately learn that soap and water work just as well as hand sanitizer. Although the virus has become endemic, hospitalizations and deaths are at their lowest level since early 2020. Yes, there are new subvariants, but we can now treat those who do become seriously ill more effectively. The Spanish Flu pandemic finally ended, not because the Spanish Flu went away. It evolved into a more contagious but less deadly form and became the regular flu. Unless Covid mutates itself into extinction (like SARS and Ebola did), the virus will evolve similarly to the flu.