Laughing Might Kill You


Old_'75_clock_radioAs I write this, it’s 0624, and already it has been a… trying day. Not only are rumors swirling about the DOWNFALL OF KIM JONG UN (or Jong-Un or Jong-un), but Ben was up waaaay to early and can’t make up his mind about what he wants for breakfast… and we are out of milk. Of course.

Sigh.

I have been telling people this for years – any person who is standing by the side of the road with a “Please Help – Will work for Food” sign or any of its variants, is lying to you. It is always fun to SEE SOMEBODY LEARN THIS LESSON FOR THEMSELVES the hard way.

If I had a dollar for every person who has told me that they “will never listen again” or “don’t listen at all,” but then either text the show, or post on their Facebook about what they think about a particular topic about which we are talking, I’d be a very rich man. It’s even funnier when it’s a politician. They can’t not listen, because they think that at any moment I’m going to break into a diatribe about them personally. You know who you are, welcome to “The Three Hour Club.”

Whichever “farmer” is “most local” is kind of a moot point, since (a) THEY ARE BOTH MISLEADING ABOUT IT and (b) the DCCC has pulled out of the 10th District, saying its candidate, the other local farmer Michael Eggman has “no path to victory” in the race. The DCCC has decided to spend its money elsewhere. The Eggman campaign has been touting some unnamed and unspecific poll that says that he is “within single digits” of Denham, but even if that’s true (and I doubt it), what specifically is that digit? If it’s not close to r within the margin of error, it doesn’t brood the hope the eMails are proclaiming. I am waiting for today’s’ fund raising eMail from the Eggman Camp that will explain to me that the DCCC didn’t say that they see “no path to victory” and they still need monetary support for a campaign that has zero chance of winning. Frankly, they ran a terrible campaign (except for the 4th of July Parade float – serious Up-check there) that needs to be put down out of pure mercy at this point.

Do you know what Downtown Modesto needs to “draw more people and help businesses” in the area? Free Wifi! Of course, THEY STILL NEED AN ACTUAL PLAN to make it happen, as nobody seems to know if providing free wifi can be “financially self-sustaining (no) or whether its Governments job to provide it (also, no.)

Don’t know if you’ve been following the story about the McCann Troll? You’lll hopefully recall the little girl, Madeleine McCann who went missing on  family vacation in Portugal a few years back. No trace of the girl was ever found, and while there were “persons of interest,” no suspect was ever tied to the disappearance. For whatever reason, some people believed that the parents were involved, and thanks to 21st century technology, they were able to hide behind the internet and troll the parents for years. One such person was “outed” as a troll last week by an British Investigative Reporter who confronted the woman at her home. Days later she left her home, WENT TO A HOTEL AND COMMITTED SUICIDE. Now the Journalists are in some hot water – from the internet – for essentially driving this woman to kill herself. Many questions have been raised about the ethics of both sides in the matter. Should the Press have been the ones to confront her, or should it have been law enforcement? We will never know what drove her to the trolling to begin with, but a big factor in her continued attacks on the McCanns was being able to be anonymous. Should Twitter have either shut her down or given up her info earlier? Should she have been confronted at all? Britain doesn’t have our 1st Amendment, but would that even apply here in a case of what is clearly incitement? And what happens to the millions of other trolls that remain, safe behind their pretend aliases?

It’s a common complaint about living in today’s world – everything is going to kill me. from meat to vegetables to milk to medicine to driving and flying to walking and even salt. Now, believe it or not, LAUGHING TO TRYING TO KILL YOU.

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Posted on October 7, 2014, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I know this is going to dissapoint you. But there is one guy i bring food to. It’s Bag-man.
    Now he is a true homeless person that Never looks for hand outs
    He sleeps across from the old Blockbuster on Oakdale rd. He must walk all night because he just disappears into the night.
    I bring him food as well as water. He never speaks a word but I know he is greatfull. I do get very user when I see young able-bodied people looking for a EZ payday. I was rased with, if you work hard, your life will be good.
    i have lived that way till my stroke in 2008. But! I did have a savings, insurance and common sense.
    So i service today.
    Plus I’m blessed to have a loving family that helps me in my needs.
    i do wish you the best of luck in your search for a gallon of milk. Loving our kids (in my case grandkids) is a true and remarkable heart warming time of our life’s.
    Best Wishes
    Grandpa Ken

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