Amazing that it’s been over a year since I’ve posted here – it’s been a really, busy, hectic, crazed, sorta batshit crazy year. (If you care, you can catch up over here.)
It’s not like I’ve been ignoring the toxic dumpster fire that’s been US politics and the steady disintegration of our social fabric – in fact, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in it almost every day. But most of that’s been on Twitter (@momdude56) or FaceBook.
The biggest recurring theme for the past two years or more with the Mango Menace and his band of evil minions has been, “Have we hit bottom yet?” And no matter how bad things have gotten (attacks on the First Amendment and press, ripping families apart at the border and putting infants in prison, stealing yet another Supreme Court seat, racism, sexism, alienating allies, starting trade wars, and above all, the lies, lies, lies, lies, and more lies!) there’s always been tomorrow, when things have, in fact, gotten worse.
You know that trope where there’s an auction going on and they’re building tension by having our two protagonists bet $100, then $110, then $120, then a pregnant pause before they go to $130. Followed by someone who you forgot about in the first fifteen minutes of the show shouting, “$1,000,000!”
Today’s Helsinki news conference was like that. In the race to see how low he can go, Trump today moved the bar down through the Earth’s crust straight into the lithosphere.