It has truly been a disturbing week here on the third rock from the sun. From the coronavirus to the very public congressional cover-up of a crooked president, to the death of a legend and even to a Brexit over there, we’ve seen it all. And the hits keep coming. The DNC is rallying against Bernie (again), Bloomberg is buying himself a seat at the table, the markets are reacting to the Wuhan, and the San Francisco 49ers are going to the Super Bowl. There is very little good news to share.
Ah, but bad news sells. Go ahead and scroll through your favorite news source and try and pick out the good stuff. “When is the impeachment trial going to end?” “What you should know about the coronavirus and how you should prepare.” “Rashida Tlaib boos Hillary Clinton from stage at Bernie Sanders Iowa event.” Those three sentences are the biggest headlines on Google News right now. I didn’t click a one; let me know how they turned out. There’s a decent one, though, a couple of spaces down:
That’s good news. But, really, everyone’s army is effing pumped right now, eh? I’m sure no one expects to see that “Biden supporters are really bored by him right now,” or “Iowans for Warren hold nose and vote Liz.” Though, come to think of it, we do see “Trump ratings stable despite vast majority of Americans admitting he’s a lying, corrupt clown,” so who knows. 🤷
But why are Bernie’s followers an “army”? He’s the anti-war candidate. Let’s call ‘em “patrons.”
Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Patrons are “Fucking Pumped”
Doesn’t that sound better? I may have changed another word in there for emphasis. 😉
Regardless, bad news sells, and we’ve had our share of it this week. If you want some good news, though, I found a site dedicated to it; pretty heartwarming stuff. Dogs. Life. A molecule that could solve our energy problems. Shaq. Good news. The world is full of that, too, you just don’t hear about it much.
So take heart, we’re still progressing. We’ll lick the virus. We’ll turn over the Senate. England will prevail. Bernie’s message resounds. The markets will recover. The Niners will lose. I can’t guarantee all of that will happen this weekend but all of it will happen, eventually. It’s not the end of the world as we know it. In fact, we’ve only just begun and despite a really bad and malicious couple of millennia humanity is shaping up to be a really cool experiment.
Hey, there are benefits to optimism. And I’m all about the sunshine.
In the meantime, here’s the best pics I took of the dogs this week:
So cheer up. Pet your pets. Soak in the photons, root for the Chiefs, and vote for Bernie.
You and I can make a better world.