What Future?

A wise and witty WP blogger concluded his most recent post in the form of a question…

“Have you ever experienced a future so unlike anything you’d expected that you simply had no basis for knowing what to do next?”

Blogger M.T. 04/02/22

My short answer… YES!
My somewhat longer reply:

Are not all of us, who harbor, hone, honor and hold dear our critical thinking skills, already experiencing such a “future”? One that, indeed, is so unlike anything, even in our worst recalled nightmares, that there’s no way in hell that we could’ve ever envisioned and expected it.

Let’s take a closer look at this (far from complete) list of wide-awake, real world nightmares.

  • War criminal / occupier Putin’s nuclear saber rattling
  • The climate change crisis that may prove irreversible
  • The global coronavirus pandemic’s untold fatalities*
  • A looming insurrection that could trump January 6th

* 6 Million+ (worldwide) / 1 Million+ (stateside); and still counting!

Upon factoring in corporately owned and operated, know nothing / do-nothing obstructionist (f)lawmakers and their unconstitutional voter suppression (f)laws, how can we begin to formulate even a rudimentary what to do next game plan?

While what follows is tongue in cheek, this pretty much does sum up my exasperation; my evaluation re just how screwed over humanity really is…

Hey Klaatu! Hey Gort! Hey any learned, kindhearted ETs out there… way out there!

Where the hell are you when we really need you?




Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!










Cohen’s Coherence

Donald John Trump has earned Brian Tyler Cohen’s coherent criticism. Indeed, the fake prez should’ve shut down America this past January… three months ago… when he had his best shot at obstructing the Coronavirus invasion… one, which respects no geopolitical boundaries.

My God, obstructionism and the construction of border barricades is right up Donny’s alley. One would think he would’ve felt enraptured at the very notion of posting nationwide KEEP OUT signs (even if it would’ve only been figuratively speaking). Hell, even a phrase such as “had his best shot” should’ve appealed to a demented dullard, who gets off on the 2nd Amendment.

Granted, by the time words, such as “should’ve” and “would’ve” are in play, this nearly always means it’s too late to easily solve a problem. From the vantage point of a popular Sci-Fi film, unless the character Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown tools into DC town driving a DeLorean, souped up with his time machine invention, there’ll be little we can do to alter the past.

Nonetheless, Cohen is still a forward-thinking man. To hop onto his train of thought…

America, indeed the entire world, cannot endure even four more seconds’ worth of Donny’s worthless administration, let alone the four more years he seeks on Election Day 2020.

For the past 3 1/2 years, the fake prez has been slapping on the White House whitewash to [1] cover up his own corruption and that of his like-minded cronies / underlings and [2] prettying up his butt ugly political image for the express purpose of hoodwinking the voters into believing that he’s what? Some sort of walk on water, worthy of a second term, indispensable leader? Only his nose blind sycophants would be impervious to the stench of that Trumpian BS.

While we could unleash an endless litany to showcase the full gamut of Donny’s personal and administrative wickedness and dim-wittedness, let’s limit our discussion to the Coronavirus Pandemic, alone.

In essence, Donald J. Trump is now asking American voters to reward him for his squandering an opportunity to conquer the Coronavirus… prevent the pandemic, which the epidemiological models now predict could result in the deaths of up to 240,000 Americans!

The DEATH of nearly ONE QUARTER MILLION of our compatriots!

Truth be told, that sobering statistic is likely overly “optimistic”, too. Furthermore, it does not even factor in how globetrotting, asymptomatic, undiagnosed Americans have been, unwittingly, spreading contagion, worldwide, for many months!


My best wishes that you stay well! If you are ailing, you have my hopes and prayers for a full, speedy recovery. Wherever / whenever we discover a leadership vacuum, it’ll be incumbent on us to do everything we can to save humanity. Please stay safe by continuing to heed the following common sense, disease fighting advice…

[1] Practice good hygiene (scrub hands often at least 20 seconds), [2] Cover coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart [5] avoid large crowds or (ideally) just stay at home and [6] if ill, self quarantine.








99 Word Blog (#026) Poetic Justice Rules?

What if the 2016 elections involve a crisis reminiscent of Gore vs. Bush? Let’s say lower courts permit Hillary Clinton’s ballot recount and Donald Trump appeals upward to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Due to Antonin Scalia’s death, the remaining eight ideologically deadlocked judges would be unable to decide… meaning Clinton’s lower court victory would stand.

If her recount then made her POTUS, the Republicans, who’ve blocked President Obama’s attempt to appoint Scalia’s successor, would have only themselves to blame!

A clear-cut case decided by Poetic Justice!

Would Obama’s appointee have ruled pro-Hillary, anyway? Well, that’s something we’ll never, ever know.