“If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?”
Today’s factoid: The Book of Genesis recommends anise seed as a cure for cholera and plague (and God gets it wrong once again).
I remain in Paradise in the Mountains for a few days more. On Wednesday, August 11 the school is having a mother’s day celebration (it is Mother’s Day in Thailand) at which the students put on performances thanking their mothers. Hayden’s mom is traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai that day to remove him from school, in order to take him to her family’s home in South Thailand for a week or so prior to their departure for the US.
I plan to leave for Paradise by the Sea the day after he is gone and resume my life there for a while and try to decide whether to remain in Jomtien Beach, resettle in Chiang Mai or travel for a while. I am sure I will choose the path of least resistance and greatest foolishness.
Given my pre-occupation with Hayden’s welfare I have not been able to spend much time writing anything, although while suffering a severe case of indigestion and diarrhea, I wrote a Diary for the left-wing blog I write for about the potential extinction of the human race. I offer no apology.
Recently, I read in the internet news that in New Jersey or some foreign place like that, that there is a building fury over the fact that a nun was run over and killed by a drunken driver who was “here illegally.” Apparently the killing of a nun by a drunken citizen is not so serious. Is someone “here illegally” an “illegal alien” or was it someone who overstayed their student or tourist visa? Was the drunk black or Mexican? Why would a Mexican spend all the effort of swimming across the Rio Grande and dodging the bullets of the patriotic citizen border militias (not to mention crazed sheriffs) just to get to New Jersey? Is he a “here illegally” and not an “illegal alien” because he was Canadian, or Russian or Irish or some other breeding ground of violence and rapacity like that. Maybe he was an Israeli. Crap what do we do then? No, after thinking it over he must have been an Arab on his way to blow up something. (is there anything to blow up in New Jersey or was he just passing through on the way to New York or Washington DC?) If he was an Arab that would be great then we would have a to-fer an illegal alien and a terrorist. We could have a trifecta if he also was working on the ground zero Mosque. Wouldn’t that be wonderful, then we could blame it all on Hussein Obama?