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So far, DeSantis has stopped just short of saying "There's never been such a quick

recovery from a disastrous hurricane as we've seen under my leadership!"

Ga-a-ag!

I hope someone among the interviewers today was thoughtful enough to offer

Ginni a nice cold can of Coca-Cola.

Most of us would feel sympathy for someone whose home was destroyed by an arsonist. But,

if we learn that the arsonist had told the homeowner he intended to set the fire and the homeowner simply watched as the firebug splashed gasoline around his house, again stated his intent and then started the destructive fire, I think the consensus attitude might be "Well, 'DUH'! what did you expect? Why didn't you DO something?"

Political "arsonists" have told us repeatedly that they intend to burn our democracy to the ground.

They have already passed statutes in 20 or so states that will assist them in their effort.

They have nominated candidates for state offices that oversee elections who have pledged to insure that their party always wins.

Trump's court is about to decide a case which could virtually hand total control over election outcomes to his cult.

Well, "DUH!" If we don't "do something", "what do you expect" to happen to democracy in America?

DeSantis needs to be careful when he sits down after this presser. He has so much

lipstick on his ass he may just slide right off his chair!

"Let It Be", abbreviated, would be "LIB". Coincidence? I think not. nt

So, are Hitler and Mussolini "OK guys" now? If I were to compare someone to either of those

men, I would intend it as a serious insult, but I think many Republicans would consider the remark a compliment.

Ms Miloni, just apparently selected as Italy's new leader, is a flat-out unapologetic in-your-face fascist. Her political party was founded the year after Mussolini was executed and hung upside down in Milan for the purpose of "preserving his legacy". Mussolini's granddaughter is a member of this party.

Yet, Ms Miloni is a Trump pal, spoke at the most recent CPAC gathering and Republican luminaries like Taylor-Greene and Boebert are pleased as punch that she was elected.

So, you see, I suspect that if a fascist like Miloni is now considered a swell person --- even a role model --- maybe Adolph and Benito are about to be recast as "conservative heroes who were ahead of their time".

Thus, my question at the beginning of this post: are Hitler and Mussolini now "OK guys" as far as Republicans are concerned?

Though the calendar still says "September", we are definitely in October's dooryard.

This next month will provide breathtaking color on wooded hillsides, crystal-blue skies filled with vees of southbound geese, a pollen-ending frost and the season's first fire in the fireplace.

Shorts, tees and flip-flops will be replaced by jeans, flannel shirts and boots.

Grass mowing will give way to wood splitting.

Wind chimes, lawn chairs and potted plants will be brought inside while bird feeders and the wood crib resume their outside winter places.

There are mowers to winterize, sweet potatoes and horseradish to be dug up and apples to pick.

And, at least so far as I know, I will be healthy enough to enjoy it all.

Is it any wonder October is my favorite month?

The same one-word question popped into my head the instant I heard that DonaldTrump, Sarah

Palin, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, Doug Mastriano and Kari Lake had been really---actually---no kiddin'---selected as their party's candidates: "SERIOUSLY???"

Sadly, the answer was some variation of "You betcha!"

If "The Man In Black" was still with us---

"I hear that Trump Train goin'
Goin' round the bend
And I ain't seen my fam'ly
Since I don't know when
I never should have boarded
I should have walked away
But, I joined that crowd in DC
And now I'm here to stay

He told me I was special
When I bought his bright red cap
He had me screaming "Stop the Steal!"
And other stupid crap!
Why did I believe him?
Why did I? Why, why, why?
Now, while that Trump Train keeps on chuggin',
I hang my head and cry!

Is it just possible that a good portion of the "inflstion" we are hearing about daily is

just mega-corporations spiking their prices in an effort to defeat more Democrats in the mid-terms AND pad their earnings?

We call that "gouging".

They call that "a two-fer".
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