Jeffery Epstein is dead.
We Americans have something of an odd streak when it comes to humor, especially so-called “dark humor.” Back in 2001, literally less than twenty-four hours after the events of 9-11, I heard the first 9-11 joke. It was tasteless. It was highly inappropriate. Most of all it was highly insensitive. But in an era when we as a society weren’t offended by everything that was ever uttered, it was also, very funny. I remember laughing at it, feeling horribly bad about it, laughing some more and then – this is still remarkable to me – just moving on.
With the much expected and the predicted demise of Mr. Epstein, the jokes and the gallows humor (ahem) have already made it around the world and back again. I’ll admit it, I laughed at some of them.
But many questions remain. The biggest of which is whether or not this is justice?
Back in 2014 I was honored to go along on the Central Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We covered it on the show at the time, and it was really an amazing three days. Spending that time with World War II, Korea and Vietnam Vets was an incredible experience. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to speak to the Modesto Chapter (Major Hugh Moss) of the Daughters of the American Revolution about that experience with CV Honor Flight. Today’s audio is the speech I gave to the DAR folks on November 12th of this year.
The Central Valley Honor Flight is continuing to provide these trips and expanding them to Korean war and Vietnam war Veterans. They also are still looking for a Corporate Sponsor. It is 100% funded by donations, and every dollar helps. Please think about it as the year comes to an end and you need that last minute tax deduction. The CV Honor Flight could sure put that money to great use!
I did not vote for Trump (or Clinton), but I have been telling you for more than a year that he is not a conservative. Period. If you voted for him thinking that you were going to get the second coming of Reagan, I’m sorry, but you’re an idiot. The man’s entire CV has been one gigantic celebration of opportunism, not conviction (for the record, so has Hillary Clinton’s life been).
So if you’re upset that he is not going to “Lock Her Up,” it can only be because you forgot the first rule of politicians: Everything they say is a lie. If you actually believed him when he said that he would “lock her up,” then there is almost nothing that I can do to help you. Read the rest of this entry