by Hank Kisor @ The Reluctant Blogger
I’ll be 77 this summer, and not a day goes by that there isn’t a reminder of the perils of aging. Most of them, of course, are the normal ailments one suffers when one gets older. But lately I’ve become more conscious of external dangers. A few days ago I was nearly run over from behind at the local park by a couple of small-child cyclists pumping the pedals as if the Devil was after them. They called “On your left!” but of course I couldn’t hear them. Trooper reacted, but not in time for me to step aside on the path. The kids swept by uncomfortably close aboard, and Debby said, “You’ve got to do something.”
So I did.
I now walk clockwise around the park path against most of the traffic, which normally follows a counterclockwise course. That way I can see my nemesis before it strikes me down.
I’ve also put a cyclist’s rear-view mirror on my sunglasses so I can watch for unseen dangers behind me. Looks dorky, but it works.
In “Catch-22” Yossarian constantly added to a list in a notebook of all the horrible things that could kill him. By the end of the novel he had filled every page.
I’m getting there, too.
Posted by HENRY KISOR
“In 1519, when forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés arrived in Mexico, the native population was estimated at about 25 million. A century later, after a Spanish victory and a series of epidemics, numbers had plunged to around 1 million.”
The Dems, along w their allies in the MSM and the IC, are committing a cardinal political error these days; they’ve driven their troops in an hysterical charge without giving them a feasible, attainable goal.
Impeachment is not going to happen, given the complexion of the House n Senate. In a while, outrage fatigue will set in, morale will bottom out, and if the Dems hope to rekindle the outrage they’ll have to come up with ever more outrageous outrages.
Lyndon Johnson used to describe moving the electorate to do something as akin to the technique he used on the U.S. House – driving cattle. First you speak softly to ’em, even sing to ’em a little. You find the lead cow and put a bell on her, set her going in the direction you want the herd to go; pretty soon other cows’ll start following her. Then you get your outriders and dogs to start squeezing the herd from the sides and pick up the pace a little. Your corral is maybe 5 or 6 miles away, remember, so you better’ve strung some fence to make a funnel. When you’re within a mile or so you get your dogs nipping, crack your whips, bring in the stragglers, and stampede ’em.
What the Dems are doing is starting the stampede within the first mile, there’s no bell cow to lead ’em, there’s no corral and no guide wires, they pay no attention to your dogs cuz they’re moving too fast to even see ’em. Pretty soon your cattle are scattered all over hell n the high country and it’ll take you forever to round ’em up again.
And your main chance, the 2018 election? Long n forever gone.