I am usually loath to post much about politics because there are way too many meaningless, useless, baseless opinions floating around the Internet already. Still, I do have some random thoughts, so why not add to the confusion?
It appears that John Boehner actually listened to what the Pope had to say. That led to some kind of epiphany and he resigned. He was not a politician I admired, but I fear I will miss him.
That’s how it is here in the land of winners and losers, whiners and supplicants.
That, of course again leads to the visit of the traveling Pontiff. Why won’t he be included in the next Republican debate? Now that would make for some Reality TV. He’s got more money than Trump, and a better costume. I have read that there is a big
likelihood of a government shutdown over the selling of body parts for medical research. I think it is time to not shut down the government, but to shut down Congress until the next election, if not for the next twenty years. They clearly don’t serve any function any more. Perhaps this democracy thing has run it’s course. It may be time for Oliver Cromwell, even flawed as he was. A good, self-impressed bureaucrat who can execute corrupt government officials, corporate executives, bankers and hedge-fund managers just because he doesn’t like their attitudes. A few executions of rich white men could do a lot for this country.