SO, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

I’m 75 this year and Garry turned 80. Both of us were absolutely, positively, totally sure the world at the end of our lives would be vastly different and far better than it was when our lives began. As far as I can tell, the main difference is that we have better toys and a lot more television.

Dope is mostly legal most of the time …

As for everything else, we seem to have made a huge circle and wound up pretty much where it began, with abortions illegal, gay men in semi-hiding. But hey, there’s been one change at least around these parts. In Massachusetts and in many other places nationwide, we can get high. Legally. Ain’t that a kicker!

We’ve never needed the weed more than we need it now. If getting high didn’t seem like a good idea before, maybe it seems a better idea today. With the way things are going, it might be an even better idea tomorrow. Who know? Maybe they’ll finally get around to cancelling social security, Medicare, the 40-hour work week, and finally kill off any hope of fixing environmental problems — and start a most uncivil war.

To quote the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world! What a world!”

Do you think we could melt Trump’s supreme court justices with a bucket of water? It’s worth a try. At worst, they’d come out well washed.


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10 replies

  1. It does seem at times that the world has gone mad. It’s easier to read about these moments in history than to live through them. Many of the things that are being done are just wrong as this “new enlightened world” moves us backwards in the desire to move forward.

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    • I don’t think they WANT to move forward. They are ready to renew the 1950s and take the rest of us with them. If this doesn’t get people out to vote, NOTHING will do it. As for easier to read about than live through? That’s why “May you live in interesting times” was a curse, not a blessing. Interesting times tend to be a lot more “interesting” in retrospect.

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  2. Let’s squirt the water by the tankfuls with pressure hoses! We’re in dire need of a rude awakening.

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    • You know, if I thought it would do any good, I’d try to get a movement started. The problem is those pols and those SC judges are beyond a mere washing. They are corrupt beyond anything we’ve had in office since Andrew Jackson. I know that most of this isn’t going to affect us here in New England, or at least in this state and probably yours. New Hampshire? Hard to know. Connecticut and Rhode Island? Again, hard to know right now.

      But there are others out there. Our kids, grandchildren, and all those younger people who think they don’t need to vote and have their head buried in the sand. They are going to get hit very hard.

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  3. Seriously, we need to start looking for a new planet

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  4. The hypocrisy of the court is shocking. And that they don’t recognize it … dreadful.

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  5. I’m happy to help you throw that water. This is a disaster for women everywhere in the world 😢

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