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There you go…

 

… and another year has come and gone.

FINALLY!!!

Of course, I said the same thing about a recent election here in the good ol’ US of A.

We all know how that turned out.

So, on this last day of an, admittedly, crummy year, let’s take a look at what’s currently happening…

 

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has scolded US Secretary of State John Kerry for his speech the other day criticizing Israel.

May has taken exception to Kerry’s opinion on the whole issue, while issuing the following – and I swear I am not making this up – statement:

“Mrs. May does “not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally,” a spokesman for the prime minister said…”

Now, we’ll just sort of allow that to soak in a little…

 

If you’ll excuse me just a minute…

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Annnnnnd we’re back…

 

In another article in the NY Times, Trump’s chief strategist, the owner of a right-wing news service, has been linked to the tendency to misappropriate the term ‘church militant’ from it’s historically theological meaning, into a term having a more cultural and military application.

Long story short: the owner (… sorry… Senior Executive Producer!…) of a site called (fittingly enough) churchmilitant.com (oooh, look… an opportunity to send them all your money loads up right off the ol’ home page bat…) was cited as saying that the site “… was a righteous defense of patriotism and morality on behalf of people who believe those virtues have been attacked by liberals, secularists and global elites.”

Further…
“This is breaking down into forces that believe in God and those that don’t,” he said, adding, “Largely, I would say this is a war of religion versus nonreligion.”

So…

You’re either a moral person and a patriot, or you’re liberal, secularist and a ‘global elite” (whatever the *%&# that means) who doesn’t believe in God.

You’re either for us… or you’re for the enemy…

And where have we all heard that kind of childish rationalization before…?

 

Annnnnnnd we’re back…

 

Our final bit of news for today, again from the Times, says that the FDA has approved a new drug for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy…

The cost of the drug could range as high as $750,000 dollars for the first year…

For six doses…

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, prepares to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

How…
Under any kind of rationalization that might actually be based upon morality…
As opposed to a blatant, naked grab for money…
Could anyone justify charging that much, for a drug that one doctor called “… a miracle – seriously…”?

But it’s okay…
The price drops to around $375,000 per year, after that initial round.

 

 

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And if all that wasn’t enough for you, we’ll be adding another second to the end of 2016…
Yes, that’s right…
A year that, by all accounts, pretty much royally bit the proverbial big one…
Is gonna be even longer than it has any right to…

 

Oh, goody…!

 

And look…
There it is.

 

Time for bed…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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