And then there was the Friday of the 2023 July 4th weekend when the Supreme Court announced their most controversial decisions of the current term. Just as the justices left town that is.
One of the email messages that greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning was that 31 white supremacists had been arrested in Idaho for plotting to disrupt an LGBTQ pride event. It seems that members of that community, their families and supporters were basically going to get together for a family day at the park. A Saturday picnic at the park; it hardly gets more American and peaceful than that.
I was never trained as a journalist. I have had columns in four different newspapers over the years but they have always been opinion columns. A common task assigned to junior scribes is the writing of obituaries for famous people well in advance of their demise. I never had to do that and today is my first attempt. The “article” is basically a fill in the blanks template so that an obit can be published soon after the final “chapter”. The template is then stored away and if necessary, periodically updated.
Today’s article is a template obituary for the Republican Party.
The Devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin’ for a soul to steal
Those are the opening lines from The Charlie Daniels Band’s 1979 hit, The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Why were they constantly going through my mind last Saturday? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Purloined Soul Of A Political Party
It’s Labor Day 2020 today and like seemingly everything else this year it feels strange. Let’s explore. Continue reading Labor Day 2020