Up here we're on the edge of another tropical storm. Winds and humidity and periodically Big Rain Storms. It is impossible not remember what happened this day 4 years ago. And what can happen again. And will, without a doubt, in a country that can't bear to have a single payer health plan because it means somebody might possibly get something they don't deserve, and that would, you know, make this nation of obese couch potatoes weak sissies instead of manly strongies.We had coffee this morning with a friend, an artist - dancer - actor, who is South African but lives in France. He has just bought an apartment in Paris, with the help of a bank loan. No problem for this fellow who makes far less a year than we do to get a loan to buy a nice place in Paris -- and it's not even as expensive as I thought it would be. He said, "It's so easy in Europe. I don't know how people live in this country. It's awful."
Remember, everything They tell you about other countries is lies, like everything They tell you about this country is lies.