Michael Ramirez: Bad Old Days 06-04-23
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President Biden's recent fall at the Air Force Academy commencement ceremony puts the focus back on his age in his reelection campaign. —Michael
BAD OLD DAYS
I once thought of starting a sarcastic greeting card company. One of my birthday cards read, “You know you’re old when the only dating you do these days is carbon dating.” I think time has shown that it probably was a wise decision to focus on editorial cartooning instead.
Time has a way of doing that.
The old saying, “with age comes wisdom,” was obviously written by some old guy.
Now, watching Congress on CSPAN, as I do every… single… daaaayzzzzzzz… it is very easy to discount that thought. But as a general rule of thumb, people should learn from their past experiences, and that should make them wiser.
The problem is, there are far too many in Washington DC, who never learn from their mistakes, and they seem to make the same ones over and over again.
A quick look at the average age of our lawmakers and you move into another category altogether, of those who, not only never learn from their past mistakes, but cannot remember the recent ones either.
Now, I’m old. If you ask my readers, I am certain they would put me in that latter category.
I forget where my keys are, I can’t remember names, and I sometimes lose my train of tho…Speaking of trains, did you see the movie “Bullet Train” with Bruce Pitt? I love that movie. The Karmic theme that enveloped the essence of the movie was brilliant… I know it wasn’t Bruce Pitt, it was Brad Paisley… er… Brad Pitt? What was I saying?
Oh yeah. Old age…
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