TODAY’S NEWS AT SIX

Watching the news tonight was illuminating, in an Illuminati kind of way 

Welcome to the Trump Show

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.

A forest burns as the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire advances, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Bonny Doon, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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.



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Coronavirus - Covid 19, Epidemic - Pandemic - Plague, fire, News, Photography, political humor, Politics

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  1. The scariest things I’m seeing down there is Trump trampling on Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and the right to Demonstrate – followed by more than one statement by him saying he will not accept Voters decision – the fundamental of Democracy.

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  2. It’s been a terrible year! But the good thing about the CA fires is that most of those beautiful trees will live on, with burn scars on their hides. They are very resilient, and it has been said that most of the redwoods in the forest already have burn scars from years past.

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  3. Thank you for the synopsis of the news in the world today. That brief glimpse was just about all I could handle. The world sucks (good thing too or we’d all fly off into space – bwah aha) badly and I don’t blame those veterans for wanting to die. You did find a bit of bright blue amidst the uniform gray that makes up the world today. I snickered. I’m envisioning a further scenario with the whole Trump meets the hurricanes idea. He’s in an unsafe building, refusing to believe that the storm is real, and a steel girder falls from the structure and squashes him. There. That made me smile and all! Thanks Marilyn.

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    • Owen laughed at the idea of Trump’s convention being blown away. If only it were that easy! Still, we are allowed to dream. Oh, and I forgot to mention that there’s a 1% chance we’re going to be hit by an asteroid. It’s just been that kind of year.

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      • Well, the asteroid is gone. Passed under us between Antartica and Australia at, according to astronomers, a mere 1830 miles. What scares me is that if the observers missed this one until it was right on top of the world, what about others we may not see. Bigger ones too. Where is Bruce Willis when we need him?

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  4. I had the same thought about either one ( both?) of those storms hitting the RNC. I watched it Monday but it became futile as I could not stop yelling at the TV. I cannot watch any more; I am looking forward to the debates, though.

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