The war in the Middle East continues today as bombs drop on Palestine and Israel. In the Ukraine someone shot down an airliner and Europe and the United States are pursuing the stiffest sanctions yet against Russia, threatening a renewal of the Cold War.
In 1968, some 753 years after the signing of the Magna Carta, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band freed the good people of Pepperland from the likes of the bad people – Blue Meanies.
Today, some 46 anno Sgt. Pepper, bad people – the Blue Meanies along with the Snapping Turtle Turks, Butterfly Stompers and Apple Bonkers are once again tormenting Pepperland.
We are blessed in Montgomery County for a variety of reasons. There is a high quality of living, plenty of parks, great schools, and many different venues for entertainment. There are great restaurants and a variety of life others across the country envy. We live a life many consider idyllic in a relatively crime-free county as well.
There is little doubt my generation has much for which it must atone. Born at the end of the last world war and for the next 18 years, our generation professed a great deal of idealism. Best seen at Woodstock, the real tale of our generation begins at Altamont.
It’s all right now.
Well, maybe not – at least if you follow the less-than-Supreme-Court.
This week in a move that seemed to anger every democrat and empower every Tea-Bagger, I mean Tea Partier – I mean Republican, whatever, The Supreme Court nullified a very small portion of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Sifting through the rubble of the primary elections in Maryland leaves one with the same feeling you get when you prepare for a huge party that went wrong. You buy all the trimmings, pay for a good rock band and then find out only your mother and her two spinster friends with bad dentures showed up to eat.
This week my wife decided to throw a graduation party for my youngest son, who despite his best intentions to sleep and play X-Box through most of his teen years – well when he wasn’t playing football – managed to graduate high school even after earning the senior superlative for the student with the greatest display of “senior-itis.”
There is a reason why people deny the holocaust, evolution, global warming, confront each other on national television in a manner demeaning to school yard bullies, don’t vote, complain about the government, elect the morons we do and all the while remain unaware of the system of government we use.