What Happened?

The end of any year, let alone decade, is a trigger for pundits half my age to tell me what happened. They point out the important people, events and entertainment highlights. Quite frankly (excuse the pun) I have no idea what the hell they are talking about.

With Trump Derangement Syndrome at its peak, of course we’re all going to die if we don’t wrap our arms (and wallets) around their view of history. They have been warning for over 50 years that the climate will be killing us in the next ten years.

I remember my first attempt at writing a novel in 1973 using a plot counterpoint of global warming as the real answer to the global cooling frenzy at the time. Maybe I should find the five inch floppy disks of that attempt and see if it would fly today.

In their defense, the pundits are just following the example of Pope Gregory I who in 600 AD pontificated (again with the pun) the seven deadly sins:  pride, greed, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Unlike modern pundits, that pope gave us some hope which happened to be one of the seven virtues he proposed as antidotes: faith, hope, charity, justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude.

The current pope is trying to add climate as another sin. He also can’t quite figure out why we want to build a wall when he lives behind one that is forty feet high; protected by armed guards by the way. Maybe this meme would be helpful as the pope figures out what is really happening today:

“Auld Lang Syne” means  “old long since” usually to remind people what happened with their previous wishes for better things to come.  I’m part of the majority that enjoyed the hell out of the last three years but not too much of certain years of the past decade. I’m really, really looking forward to next year and the epiphany a lot of liberals are going to have specially those liberal politicians whose God complex has them spending hundreds of millions of dollars  to become president.

I wonder if Bloomberg has remorse for this meme…or if he even remembers it?

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announced  that he has condemned (oops) appointed Brigadier General Esmayeel Qaani to replace former terror chief Qasem Soleimani, whose tenure the United States ended with an airstrike last week.

Chuck and Nancy have objected to the elimination of  terror chief Soleimani without their permission.  As a result, they have contacted General Qaani and invited him to caucus with the Democrats. General Qaani doesn’t appear too happy with either announcement.

President Trump has warned Iran that he has 52 targets ready for similar action if Iran continues to threaten the United States. That number commemorates the 52 hostages held by Iran during the Carter administration.

I vaguely remember many of the historical milestones I’ve lived through.  At my age, I’m lucky if I remember why I entered the room…unless it’s the bathroom.

There is one decade that set the stage for a lot of our current events. Dan Hauser has captured all of the year-by-year extreme and bizarre events which occurred during 1965 to 1975.  Assassinations, protest marches, sit-ins, Viet Nam, sex and drugs revolutions, Woodstock, Watergate, Civil Rights…the steepest bell-curve of cultural upheaval in our history. Both President and Vice Pres resigned. America was in a frenzy. This is NOT a political rant from the Right or the Left. Just incredible details surrounding extreme events. Were you there? Dan sent me an advanced copy…read more at: revolutionandrenaissance.com

I have memories of coming back from Vietnam. The kids that called us baby killers now have kids of their own…who are baby killers. Amazing the turns the world is taking.

ANTIFA is trying hard to relive those days of chaos. They can’t figure out why everybody is laughing at them. Should they ask me…I hand them this card:

Frank Siegler  1.6.2020