THE LIGHTER SIDE
God bless America, and how’s everybody?
Democratic lawmakers said Trump threw a tantrum in the White House peace parley Tuesday while GOP lawmakers said Nancy Pelosi refused to negotiate. When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
The White House offered to huddle with both parties to try to reopen the government. Both sides secretly agree that politics is preventing any compromises. Politics is like carbon monoxide: You can’t see or smell it, but the moment it enters a room it kills everything.
The House of Representatives adjourned for a long weekend Thursday with polls showing the nation split wide open along party lines. Barack Obama said he came to Washington, D.C., believing that more things unite us than divide us. Well, we showed him.
Caltech astronomers said the Milky Way will collide with another universe in two billion years, in an explosion that will send our galaxy into space. They said unless something is done to protect the Milky Way, the collision is inevitable. Democratic leaders said nice try, but no wall.