If you saw this and didn’t at least chuckle, your funny bone is broken:
The “Drudge Report” headline stated: “World’s first human head transplant is successfully carried out.” Above the headline was a photo of a surgeon wearing green scrubs, holding in his left hand a guy’s severed head.
But immediately below the headline was another photo – a head shot of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis.(It accompanied a headline lower on the page about a Washington political development.)
Inadvertant web design? Coincidence? Probably. But the juxtaposition of the photos would tickle most funny bones.
— The U.S. House of Representatives, for passing a tax-reform bill despite all the hullabaloo and melodrama over what tax deductions should be kept and which ones should land on the cutting-room floor. But the battle is far from over. The discordant U.S. Senate has yet to pass a companion bill. And then, there’s a House-Senate conference committee coming after that. And then, the conference committee’s bill needs to go back to both houses for final passage. And THEN, we’ll have to guess whether President Trump will sign the danged thing.
— Brittany Hughes, who nailed the definition of patriotism in a two-minute online video titled “Never Forget 9/11. But we did.” The video is nothing short of inspirational. You can watch it at:
— The world of good music in the wake of the drug-overdose death of 21-year-old New York rapper Lil Peep, who championed drug abuse and who lived by his own lyrics. So, another poor example of a depraved human being elevated to phony stardom bites the dust. In this case, we’re better off without him.
— People in public office such as U.S. Sen. Al Franken who are guilty of sexual harassment. Franken, a onetime comedian who was rarely ever funny, isn’t laughing now. The Minnesota Democrat has ponied up to groping a female TV host and sportscaster.
— “Victims” who falsely accuse others of sexual harassment, especially those “victims” bent on financial or political gain.
— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after lifting a longtime ban on U.S. big-game hunters bringing home elephant “trophies” such as tusks from the African nations of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Adding insult to injury, the agency also has published new guidelines allowing hunters to bring home the heads of lions killed in those two nations, according to The Guardian.
— Police officers everywhere, who continue to be the unfortunate targets of bloodthirsty gunmen. In Baltimore, an unidentified police detective was slain while investigating a homicide in the Harlem Park neighborhood. He was an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore police force, and he had five children. Meanwhile, CBS Denver reported that voters in La Junta, Colorado, have voted to elect a convicted murderer to the local school board. Is everybody out there smoking too much legalized marijuana?
— The airline industry. The Daily Beast reported that cyber experts at the federal Department of Homeland Security have successfully hacked into the avionics that govern the cockpit controls of a commercial Boeing 757 airliner. The Beast further reported that better cyber security to deter terrorists is built into the latest jetliners coming off the assembly lines. But 90 percent of today’s air fleet is too old to allow upgrades. How distressing and problematic is that, given that there are 3,000 commercial jetliners in the air over the United States at any given time!
— Multiple pilots over Oregon the afternoon of October 25. They witnessed an extraordinary and mysterious aircraft plying the sky. As reported by Tyler Rogoway on the website “The Drive,” none of the pilots could track the mystery craft on primary radar before it disappeared into thin air. So they’ll never know what it was or where it came from. (Queue the theme from “The Twilight Zone.”)
— U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who continues her shrill and groundless call to impeach President Donald Trump because she believes the chief executive’s actions and rhetoric are harmful to the United States. Predicated on that assertion, Waters needs to take herself out of the political picture.