Well, here we are again.  And Major Rucker seems to be the first person to ask that most crucial question: “Why is this happening?”  There may not be an answer, but at least he’s willing to contemplate it.

As for me, well… Looks like another atrocity, this weekend – the thing in Orlando.  Seems like the weekly comments are becoming a log of atrocities as this nonsense has unfolded.  I lived in Florida for a long time, and let me tell you, for all the embarrassing and inadequate talk about the government loving people (which struck me as a lot of career politicians grasping at straws, frankly – I don’t want the government to love me, good Lord!) I can tell you that Florida is a very tough state, and people there don’t take kindly to terrorists, or fascism of any stripe.  This retrograde fascist crap, cloaking itself in the trappings of religion, is infecting the minds of already badly messed-up people, and probably will continue to do so for some time.

They who take the sword perish by the sword.  The best thing to do is not to dignify it with your attention beyond the requirements of propriety and good citizenship – don’t fall into the trap of sensationalism or obsession.  That just gives these freaks the attention they crave. To paraphrase Einstein, as I’ve done in the past, I keep hoping that, by the end of the war, with God’s benevolent help, they will largely kill each other off.

Anyway, folks, to quote another wise man, enjoy every sandwich.  Be well, everyone.