Thursday, May 4, 2017

A win-win

Today, sometime this afternoon US Eastern Summer Time, the Republican Party (always worth remembering Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, so was Nixon who was all for removing health care from the clutches of Insurance Companies and funding a Health Care System through a single-payer) is going to make a decision that will result in a landslide victory for the Democratic party in the mid-term elections of 2018. Analogies include The Charge of the Light Brigade in the October of 1854, when frustrated men on horses charged cannon so that damn stupid poems could be crafted around the critical importance of doing very silly things. Or maybe Pyrrhus's victory, a first in many Pyrrhic victories where Pyrrhic is defined as a disastrous success.

Alternatively we can all become obsessed with the astonishing news that Prince Phillip, the 95 year old male consort of the current queen of England, is retiring. Or we can try to get our minds around the shocking news that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have been bonking and have decided to formalize the arrangement through some kind of future religious ceremony. And if by chance you're looking for a little mystery, there's a suggestion that following the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC, which took place in eastern part of what's now Turkey, the remnant of the defeated Roman army was captured, they somehow found their way to China where their descendants now have their glorious being as Yak farmers on the fringes of the Gobi Desert, a life style that would suit me fine.

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