While watching the latest edition of incompetence better known as the Republican debate, I genuinely tried to envision even one of them as President of the United States. It was a sad exercise in futility. While watching Paul Ryan being sworn in as Speaker of the House, I genuinely tried to imagine that some change for the better in the way of cooperative action might happen. This exercise failed as well. Even trying to get up some enthusiasm for Bernie, Hillary, or Martin produced nothing in the way of a thrill.
The 24 hour news is loaded with self congratulating anchors, spokespersons, and burbling inanities and I’m giving Oscar the Grouch a run for his money. There is only one obvious solution. Bring on the Weekend, music and joyful events. Celebrate Halloween. Get a sugar high, and look forward to November 4 (more about that later).