Tuesday, August 13, 2019

“(fill-in-the-blank), Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.”

August is perhaps the most dangerous month. It ushers in the dog days of summer when, as we first learned from Barack Hussein Obama, “everyone in Washington gets all 'wee-weed' up.” I’m still not completely certain what that means.

mms-smoking-weedWe Weed Up!

But I do know that if it’s August it’s going to be hot. And sure enough, the New York Times is all over this perennial story - Summer in the City Is Hot, but Some Neighborhoods Suffer More. I love the NYT writers, they are so committed to saving the planet they even recycle headlines. And hands down this is best of their evergreen screamers: “(fill-in-the-blank), Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.”

As the United States suffers through a summer of record-breaking heat, new research shows that temperatures on a scorching summer day can vary as much as 20 degrees across different parts of the same city, with poor or minority neighborhoods often bearing the brunt of that heat… As climate change makes summers hotter, the health risks associated with these hyperlocal heat islands will grow.

Of course, it’s Trump’s fault. Because he wants the Federal Reserve to drop interest rates even further to make us competitive with the rest of the civilized world which would in turn expand the American economy even more. Imagine that, he wants to strengthen the only economic system that has ever produced a rising tide that “raises all boats.” Meanwhile the Democrats’ presidential hopefuls are falling all over each other in the race to transform the country into a socialist paradise. A nightmare that has never once ended well.

Oh, but I forgot: this time it’s going to be Democratic Socialism!

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As I said, it’s August. People are crazy. Hang in there, September will be here soon enough.