There is not much originality in this column because it has been said so many times before for the last 244 years. It is what makes America stand alone as the greatest nation in the world. Yet, there are those who want to continually tear down our country, destroy its very fabric and come up with a new form of government.
If it is true that bad things come in threes, then I am in for a very expensive few weeks. I’ve spent the last few months ignoring things. The clothes dryer started making a thumping noise back in March, but it quit doing that in April. That’s when it started squealing. Now, the refrigerator is in need of a little attention. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing I’ve done, so I need a scape goat.
Uncle Mort isn’t his usual self. His 108th birthday is at hand, and he’s hung up on whether to have a “real” party, or join the growing list of folks who are “computer Zooming” to celebrate special occasions. (Printers are shaking their heads, turning out fancy invitations with the word “virtual” in big type.)
AUSTIN — While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of their homes with the deadly coronavirus showing no sign of abatement.
Will our pride be the end of us? It may come in the form of the Coronavirus or mob mentality, racism, or brutality. It may be our desire as patriotic Americans to show the world that “we are in control … nobody can boss us around”. Whatever form, I’m afraid that our pride is going to get us.