Michael Ramirez: Knowledge is Power 09-03-23
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By Michael Ramirez, September 3, 2023
Happy Labor Day weekend. I’m sure you don’t want to read some long-winded essay, and I’m not sure how well I can write one... I’m in Needles, California, in the middle of the desert by the Colorado River, on the California-Arizona border, where it is a cool 96 degrees… I say cool because it was 113 degrees last week and cooler now because an unexpected thunderstorm drifted across the desert and drenched us with rain. Across the way in Nevada, they had to rename the annual hedonistic Burning Man Festival (or, as I like to call it, Mostly Naked, Desperate for Attention, Self-Indulgent People Festival) to Covered in Mud Man.
I was thinking about sneaking across the border to Arizona… Gasoline is about two and half dollars cheaper than here in California, but I'm not too fond of it when they yell at me and say, @#$%& Californians are crossing the border and taking our jo… uh, gas… and raising our property prices. I figure enough are already over there trying to make their way back from Drowning Man.
My band is playing back-to-back gigs here for the Labor Day weekend. Last night, we were in a park overlooking the river. We’re playing at a local watering hole called the 19th Hole tonight. Swing by if you’re in the neighborhood, but take a shower if you’re covered in mud.… and a dose of penicillin might not be a bad idea either.
You may have watched in horror as Mitch McConnell froze in another news conference this week. It is the second time in a few months he has done that. Aside from it happening to one of the few “adults” in the US Senate, the most disturbing aspect was how nonchalant his staff was. His office has since released a statement assuring everyone that the Senator is okay. People who have conversed with him have said he seems just fine, like the old Mitch McConnell.
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