Watching the news tonight was illuminating, in an Illuminati kind of way
The first subject they covered was politics, including the postal crisis, a couple of local races, plus concerns about not getting ballots delivered or entered on time. It continued with national politics, tape on Trump family members horrified at their cousins or nephew’s total lack of principles or ethics and continued with rumors that a similar tape is coming featuring Melania calling him a complete liar. Then the announcement that Kellyanne Conway will shortly leave the White House to “take care of family matters.” Probably the news that her daughter — horrified that mom was planning to speak at the Republican Convention — is seeking legal emancipation. This was a pretty good hint to Kellyanne that things aren’t going well at home.
The news rolled on to the double hurricane heading for the Texas-Louisiana coastline and how they are trying to get all the resident of Port Arthur to leave, preferably now because the second of the two hurricanes looks like it’s going to be a big and dangerous storm … and this coming immediately after Marco, the smaller dumps half a foot of water followed (nonstop) by Laura, who might very well be a category three or maybe more.
Not to be outdone, after a break, they returned with the news of California wildfires and the horrible destruction of human lives and property as well as the burning of thousand-year-old trees. I remember the beauty of those trees from our visits to California. Lots of pictures of a million burning acres. We’re in the middle of a serious drought ourselves, so I watch the fires with fear in my heart.
The storyline moved to the latest news of the plague. Heart-warming stories of a few who survived against all odds, depressing stories of veterans who just want to die, news of possible treatments, no news on a vaccine, news that apparently, you can get it twice (oh, swell) … and then they ran out of time, so we moved on to national news.
I stopped watching and listening. 2020 is an evil year in every possible way. Although we have always complained that the news is always bad, the news has never been this bad. I hope there is an end to this. Because my nerves are shot. And, just to top it all off? It’s the start of the Republican Convention, so we are going to get great gooey gobs of Trumps’ blathering … unless his convention gets hit by those two hurricanes. The idea makes me laugh. I can’t help it.
Something had to make me laugh, right?
NOTE: I forgot to mention that they are tracking an asteroid on it’s way towards Earth. There’s just a 1% chance it will hit us, but as the anchors said, in 2020, that’s almost like 100% in other years.