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Saturday, September 30, 2017

WHAT CAN I SAY?

The situation in Puerto Rico is appalling and Trump's response is despicable.  All  the things that have been said by progressive commentators are true.  What more is there to say?  It will be a miracle if Puerto Rico recovers sufficiently to sustain a genuine economy and community.  My "vagrant thought" of September 21st may well prove true.  Once again I am reminded how little difference it makes that I [and countless others] express opinions.

As for ex-Secretary Price, what matters is not his luxury trips but his successful efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.  Across this nation, ugliness and racism and wanton cruelty reign.  Our only hope is to somehow persaude millions of slackards to take the trouble to vote in the next round of elecions, so that we can regain some measure of political power and begin to reverese the damage.

Yesterday, our across the hall neighbor, Addie Posner, had a birthday.  She is a friendly lady with macular degeneration that interferes with her sight.  It seems she has just turned ninety-five!  It gives me hope that I can live long enough to see a somewhat better world before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

4 comments:

David Palmeter said...

The tea leaves give reason to hope: Last week the Democrats flipped a couple of more state legislative seats; the Democrat leads in the polling for governor in both New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial elections this year; even the Democrat who is running against Roy Moore in Alabama is much closer in the polls than expected. He still is likely to lose, but the fact that the margin currently is small is a positive signal of some turning on Trump, even in Alabama.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

I am a Tigger by nature. A few drops at the bottom is enough for me to think the glass is half full.

David Palmeter said...

Me too.

s. wallerstein said...

Other good news is that the Chinese seem to be fed up with the North Koreans and are taking economic measures to pressure them into more peaceful coexistence.

That seems to make nuclear weapon over North Korea very unlikely. Let's hope that Trump and his gang let the Chinese handle the situation.