Five hours in the dentist’s chair yesterday, complicated root canal plus brutal and barbaric removal of a poor old wisdom tooth–nevertheless, here I am. But the next time anyone wants to do anything like that to me, they’re gonna need a net, tranquilizer darts, bloodhounds, and expert Australian aborigine trackers.
So what did I miss while I was getting mangled? Quite a bit, of course. Among the items that stick out are these.
Some Global Warming jackass warns us that Washington, D.C., will soon be underwater. To a lot of folks, that sounds like the answer to a prayer.
Gov. Moonbeam Brown, in the midst of one of the worst droughts in California’s recent history, warns that Lost Angeles Airport will soon be underwater because of Climate Change. I wish some reporter–dream on!–would have asked him this:
“OK, Governor, let’s say this scary story of yours is absolutely true: rising sea levels are all set to inundate LAX. Are you asking us to believe that you guys in the government can actually stop this from happening, if only we pay higher taxes and turn our lights out at 8 p.m. and not use our cars anymore? You can actually hold back the sea?”
Gee, King Canute the Great couldn’t do that. But the purpose of his demonstration was to declare himself only a man and nothing more.
That kind of humility has no place in politics today.
If you need humility lessons from some guy nicknamed “The Great,” you really need humility lessons.