Raoul’s Two Cents: March 11, 2022
To the Loyalists Among Us
Warning: Heavy political stuff. Move on to the jokes if this sickens you. I’ll try to be funny next time.
Can’t believe the price of gas in America. The average price is over $4 per gallon but in Los Angeles (where I live), it’s over $5.50. And I hear in San Francisco it’s over $7. The price has tripled since just a year ago. I’m worried that the regular minimum wage earner won’t be making enough to survive. When that happens, they will join the homeless. When that happens, crime will escalate even more. I believe this blunder is the straw that will break the camel’s back.
Who to blame? Have you noticed that so-called learned political debaters with all their social and moral theories have no defense against the stark disastrous realities of inflation, crime, terrorism, etc. that stare them in the face and hurt them in their wallet? It’s hard to admit one’s bad choices but honesty demands it. When we see gross incompetence (no matter what party), are we obliged to stay loyal to our politics? Why do we have to defend “those” people when their explanations make no sense? How dumb do they think we are?
I just saw the sentencing of disgraced actor Jesse Smolett (who planned his own mugging January 2019). Despite hard evidence and damning testimonies, he defiantly still claims his innocence. A poor actor and/or a classic narcissist … and there are many like him out there.
I hope you’re not one of them. Please don’t hate me if you are, because my war isn’t with you, friend. It’s against the well-paid fake news machinery. Shame on them for blinding intelligent, patriotic people like you. We all make mistakes and our goal shouldn’t be to shove those who have been misled down in disgrace but to help each other return to the truth. We should be fighting on the same side. I admire a few friends who had the guts to change loyalty when they figured out the deception.
The media and the late-night comedians are holding on to their precarious reputation. I’m surprised they still have an audience because the former don’t give out the real and important news while the latter haven’t been funny for a long time. They know the domino establishment their careers are built on has already started toppling down. The smart ones have already jumped ship. Who will be the last proud loyalist? Common sense has left the building and pride is their only friend.
Listen, if you disagree with all I’ve said. Write me. Let’s exchange ideas. I’d love to hear your side.
Let’s continue to pray for our family in Ukraine. So many senseless deaths because of one psychopath. I’m still praying for a miracle.
“For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.”
— 2 Corinthians 8:21
But this is just me. TGIF people!
Joke of the Week
Thanks to Peter Paul of S. Pasadena, CA.
Videos of the week
FUNNY: Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena for this collection of very funny commercials
FUNNY: SNL video from Art of Sierra Madre, CA about seniors and Alexa.
ENJOYABLE MUSIC: Tom of Pasadena,CA sent this video of legendary movie soundtrack composer, John Williams.
Tom of Pasadena, CA used to be part of the Rose Parade organization. He said: “I hosted John Williams when he was Grand Marshall.” When asked what kind of a person John was, Tom said he was a “very regular nice guy, no put on or stand offish ways. He had members of his family with him and was interesting to talk to, responding well to questions and inquiries. Very cooperative in doing what was required and cheerful. He seemed to be enjoying the experience. I had other Grand Marshalls that were great but had personal body guards to ward off people but none I could see for John.”
— Tom of Pasadena
Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA
Thanks to Mike of New York City
Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA
Can you read this?
March 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm
Wow! Asking people to reply probably just made you open a whole can of worms. People need to quit talking these false narratives.
Chevron made $15.7 billion of profit calling it’s 2021 its “most successful year ever”.
Last year BP based $14.8 billion in profit and touted its “highest profit in eight years.”
Last year Exxon made $23.2 billion in profit in both serve on its “highest cash flow since 2012.”
These high gas prices are corporate price gouging on a massive scale.
Why is no news organization talking about that? Quite simple really. Advertising. Sponsors don’t like the news they are funding to be critical about their business practices. They pull their advertising. Papers and TV stations lose money.
And we as voters don’t demand action. Oh we say we do but we don’t do anything about it. The same people keep getting re-elected over and over. They don’t do anything people want done while continue amassing political power and massive campaign war chests.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius