Well, Jeff Flake and Susan Collins will vote to confirm Kavanaugh. surprise. not. The Senate has the votes to confirm the jerk and by Monday, no doubt he will have donned his robes. And that is all I have to say about that. PPBBBBBTTTTTHHHH.
For those of you who may have wondered whether I retain the capacity of logical thought, allow me to share with you a conversation between me and myself this morning as I went about the Friday house chores:
Me: Chris’ birthday is on the 26th. If it’s a weekday, we should send her flowers to her office.
Myself: What day of the week is it?
Me: I dunno. What’s today?
Me: No, stupid, I mean the date.
Myself: I dunno. Yesterday was the 4th.
Me: (pulls cellphone out of pocket, clicks on calendar app) Hey! It’s a Friday … three weeks from today.
Juan Romero died on Monday of a heart attack. He was only 68, one year older than me. Who, you ask, is Juan Romero?Juan was 18 years old in 1968 and was working as a busboy when Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles, California. Juan has carried the guilt of Kennedy’s death with him his entire life, for he had reached out to shake Kennedy’s hand and as Kennedy stopped to shake hands with the young busboy, the shots rang out.
“If I wouldn’t have extended my hand, he wouldn’t have gotten shot,” he once told his daughter Josefina. Of course, we all know better, and perhaps so did Juan, but he nonetheless carried the guilt for 50 years.
Melania Trump is touring Africa … nobody is quite sure why, other than she wanted to get as far away from her husband as possible – who can blame her? Anyway, my friend Senam – he calls me his Big Sis and he is my li’l Bro – who lives in Ghana wrote to me a couple of nights ago to say that she was visiting Ghana, but that it was very low key … “Nobody really cares.”
Rather a fitting statement, don’t you think?
Ben and Jackee Belnap of Salt Lake City, Utah are not very happy campers today. They had borrowed money from Ben’s parents to buy University of Utah American football season tickets, and had been saving to repay them. Finally, they managed to save the $1,060 (for football tickets??? What were these people thinking???) and had taken the money from their locked safe and put it on the counter so they wouldn’t forget it when they went to visit the parents.
Enter two-year-old son, Leo. Now, at two years of age, I find this one hard to credit, but the Belnaps have already shown they aren’t the brightest bulbs in the pack, right? Apparently Jackee had taught little Leo to use the family’s office paper shredder. When Leo spotted that envelope full of cash cluttering up the kitchen counter, he decided to be helpful … and … yeah, you got it … Leo shredded the entire $1,060! Where were Ben & Jackee? Who knows, but they weren’t watching Leo! Shredders are dangerous things … they can mangle fingers and other body parts. In my opinion, being in full snark-mode today, this couple got exactly what the deserved. And Ben’s parents will need to wait a while longer to get their money, but hey … they raised Ben, so maybe they get what they deserve too!
Maybe I do have one last thing to say regarding the Kavanaugh fiasco. This morning, the a$$ in the White House declared that the two women who confronted Jeff Flake in the elevator last week were paid to do so.
“Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love!”
Way to go, Republicans, for voting this jackass into office. Thanks a million.
And on that note, I shall stop for today. I am obviously in no mood to play nice. I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll be back in the morning with Saturday Surprise!