Raoul’s Two Cents: September 23, 2022
The Other Side
I fell asleep watching the news. I woke up in the middle of the night with a silly song about the craziness of people “gaslighting” (confusing reality) and pointing fingers at each other for the socioeconomic mess we’re in. Let’s do a little experiment. Which political party does this song describe?
Here’s what I’ve written so far:
I walk among a crowded world of egotistical elites
Who prance around like peacocks pretending to be chic.
They make up facts and lie and cheat.
They love to seem compassionate
They take credit and they edit
thinking we’re too dumb to see through their conceit.
They’re delusional, confusional,
So utterly fictitional —
A reality that only they believe.
These illogically laughable,
highly irresponsible ideas
from so-called “geniuses” conceived.
As I was writing this, it dawned on me that any political side could claim the song perfectly describes their opposition. Isn’t that strange? But isn’t that so true? The other guys are always guilty. We’re never wrong. And that in itself is wrong.
It’s clear why it’s hard to talk politics with the other side … whichever side that may be. Hmmmm …
Joke of the Week
Thanks to Richard of Manila, Philippines
Videos of the Week
Thanks to Rick of Nashville, Tennessee for this mesmerizing AGT audition of an Elvis impersonator. Pretty wild. I couldn’t believe how good he looked.
Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre. CA for this splashing display of talent.
Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA
These I found
I really laughed at this one.
They always blame the hard working Dad.
Reminds me of me.
It took a few seconds but I was laughing when I got the joke.