Here's my scenario: A series of seemingly unrelated events that happen: A Democratic governor (Whitmer, Evers, Newsom) is assassinated while running for re-election in 2022. Redistricting fails, baseball strike/lockout lasts until 2025. Water emergencies declared in Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of West Texas. Crop failures in several…
Biden fancied himself as a FDR for the 21st Century. Instead, he's Jimmy Carter 2.0. As for Trump, I hope all his shenanigan's catch up to him before '24. All of those people you mention in your piece aren't Boomers - they're War babies. Heck, Chuck Grassley is 89 and committed to running next year. That's not a Boomer, either. Biden won't resign, but he won't run again in all likelihood. The only hope is that something happens to Trump and he can't run or by some miracle, the Democrats stop their infighting and pass the two bills. The first is more probable than the second.
It's not just Sears and Kmart. It's regional companies like Art Van Furniture and the death of malls. Malls used to be everywhere. Now, they're disappearing faster then the downtowns they decimated 50+ years ago. Even 'upscale' malls, like Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan are operating at 60-70% occupancy. Sears and Kmart were ruined in the '90s, when Wal-Mart came in. Same with smaller chains, like Service Merchandise and Montgomery Wards. Best Buy came in and ruined the regional and national brands like Harmony House, Peaches, Tower records. K&B Toys were acquired by Bain Capital (hello, Mitt) and went down the tubes pretty quick. It's a game to these hedge funds. You know what's replacing the acreage these malls once occupied? Fulfillment centers, Costco's and Sam Clubs.
The experts, Doctors and academics call the pandemic’s fourth wave, “The pandemic of the unvaccinated.” It refers to those who refuse to get the vaccine.
They’re using the wrong language.
It’s not the ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated.’
It’s the pandemic of the unwilling.
I recently made the decision to cut…
Not surprising. But you don't have to go to Rural America to find this. Try Macomb County, Michigan, outside of Detroit, for a dose of Trumpism. I know people who claim to have been involved in the events of 1/6 (including the guy with the infamous 'Trump Unity Van'), but they weren't part of the mayhem. Yeah, right. I've ended friendships/associations with people I've known 30-years-plus because of this. I've written about this as well.
Fifty-three years later, a reminder of what we could have been
“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
in our own despair,
comes wisdom through the awful grace
of God” — Aeschylus
He is 77 years old now. He has spent…