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Thursday, December 21, 2017

BLECH!

Today is the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year.  What we now call Christmas, the mythical anniversary of the birth of Jesus, was originally and more sensibly a celebration of the return of the Sun and hence of the rebirth of life.  It is only appropriate that atheists like myself should on this day be compelled to suffer the rejoicing of thieves and murderers masquerading as Republicans, drunk with joy at their success in stealing from the poor to give to the rich.  What an appalling country this is. 

And yes, that one vote victory in Virginia has turned into a tie, to be decided by a drawing of straws or a pulling of slips from a hat.  I suppose when someone has dumped garbage on your head, it is only to be expected that you should at that very moment also slip on a banana peel.


I am going to retreat into my binge watching and continue the countdown to my birthday.  Even Tiggers have the right, now and then, to give a middle finger to the universe.

3 comments:

Jerry Fresia said...

Nasty Tigger moments. Love it.

Have you tried Elementary? A contemporary spin of
Sherlock in NYC, drug addict. Plus there are 5 seasons, each
with 23 episodes. My favorite of the new series was The Sinner,
a decently written mystery - and The Night Of, too.

Andrew Lionel Blais said...

Rx digitus impudicus....

Charles Pigden said...

Elementary also co-stars Lucy Liu as Dr Watson. She's pretty good. She plays a rather self-contained and buttoned -up character as opposed to the sexy and/or evil parts that she often plays, and does it so well that you almost forget the beauty of that perfect face.