News Item: “In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut. . . .”
For those interested in the most important news story this week that no one is paying attention to.
Martha Stewart is repotting her begonias as you read this, having already reorganized her kitchen drawers, discarding any unused items.
And what are you doing with this day?
News Headline: “Trump defends Kim over Otto Warmbier’s mistreatment and death: ‘I take him at his word.’ ”
Say this for Donald Trump:
He may be dim.
He may be dishonest.
He may be selfish.
He may be unpleasant.
But he doesn’t care about the murder of our children.
On this day 109 years ago Peter De Vries was born, and if you want to know why this writer is worth reading, consider:
“Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ”
Which isn’t to mention:
+ “The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
+ “A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery. Today she would rate no better than a C-plus.”
+ “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.”
+ “It is final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”
A De Vries novel to start with is The Vale of Laughter.
You can work your way up to The Blood of the Lamb.
News Headline: “Firms obscure bad news in financial reports, study suggests.”
Are our researchers running out of things to study?
News Headline: “Trump could face criminal charges the day he leaves office.”
A word to Donald Trump:
Vietnam doesn’t extradite.
Just a thought.
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Conthider yourthelf warned.
News Headline: “Alabama publisher who called for KKK to ‘ride again” is replaced by black woman.”
Sometimes life is fair.
News Headline: “Trump labor secretary broke the law with accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal: federal judge.”
We are now complete.
All our politics lacked until now was pedophilia.
Shortly after 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, in Streetly, England.