American Elephants

7:30 on a January Evening! by The Elephant's Child
January 14, 2023, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Politics

Pitch dark outside. One house on the lane below my hillside window has lights strung around their roof. The rest of the world is apparently unlighted, asleep, out for dinner, who knows? This Seattle suburb is a fair-sized city with lots of other suburbs to the North, South and East, but you wouldn’t know it from the dark world out there. Odd.

There is a main East-West drag four blocks below my window, and the only life visible in my world is that one house just below. Males me feel like I accidentally got up in the middle of the night. Very odd.

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish kid who sailed to America to warn us all of the upcoming climate catastrophe, is still out trying to convince the rest of the world that she’s right and the scientists are all wrong. Joe Biden is having major problems with classified documents, they keep turning up in places where they should not be, like his summer house, his car, anywhere but in federal hands.

We are being told that the federal government is coming for our gas stoves, apparently to save on natural gas. I thought they were trying to switch everybody to gas stoves to save on electricity just a short while ago. Are you beginning to get the feeling that the federal government doesn’t know what it is doing? Perhaps we should be electing a different crew to run the place? Lets just say that my confidence level is reaching new lows pretty regularly.

Too Dark! by The Elephant's Child
January 14, 2023, 5:58 pm
Filed under: Politics

It is Saturday, January 14, at 5:30 in the afternoon and pitch black outside, and has been for some time. That seems like it is carrying things a bit too far! Halfway through January and no daylight at all. Has it always gotten dark so early in the day in January? Probably, I’m perhaps just more sensitive to it this year for some unknown reason. One house on the lane just below my house has white lights around their roof, but there is no sign of any other light in the entire universe. Perhaps everybody has just gone to a movie, is there something particularly good at theaters just now? Lots of parties now, belatedly celebrating the new year? No idea. Oddly, very very dark out. Can’t even see lights on the ‘main drag’ four blocks down the hill, and I know there is traffic there. I always hate this time of year when days are so short!

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