I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Worst Case Scenario

So, what is a worst case scenario?  That event which has the most serious ramifications on our life?  For the most part, yes, though I'm sure there are others who might be able to provide variations on that decision.  For my friend Betsy, that would be a long life.  Of course, old age could be seen as a worst case scenario for a lot of people.  My Mom's 84 and has dementia, for her it's a fact she lives with, and forgets, daily.  Betsy needs to get herself a new car, she's 65, and in her mind, she cannot see herself driving when she's 70.  Twelve years ago she had a very serious stroke which put her in a coma for almost 2 weeks.  She had a marvelous recovery, and even though her personal physician tells her she could live well into her 90's, she can picture that.  As a result, she's going to buy an 11 year old car that will probably end up costing her much more than the price of a newer car.  When you tell her she might still be working 10 years from now, she tells you she can't see that happening.  For her, living to be 80 is a worst case scenario, because at some point this 11 year old car is going to fall apart and she may not have the money to buy another one.
For Paul Manafort, his worst case scenario is going to happen today.  BBC is reporting that he, and someone else, are going to be turning themselves over to authorities this morning.  He is being charged with colluding with the Russians to help put the Idiot Jerk in the White House.  I suspect he's going to try and change this from being his worst case scenario into is almost worst case scenario by turning state's witness, which would make this his 'almost worst case scenario.'  His worst case scenario might be someone in the Idiot Jerk's administration tries to have him wacked in order to shut him up.
For the Idiot Jerk in the White House?  Today will not be his worst case scenario, but I suspect this is the start.  Prepare yourself for shrieking Tweets from the White House, (chortle, chortle).  This is, of course, the proverbial tip of the iceberg.  Don't be surprised if you see a hoard for crazy Evangelical leaders rushing to lay their consoling hands upon his heaving shoulders, because this is going to smack that lying sack of shit in the face.  Everybody knows that if Manafort had asked "hey, want me to see if the Russkies can help?"  The Idiot Jerk would have said "sounds like a plan."
Now, I'm not saying this is the perfect time to reach for your party hats and noisemakers.

But it might be a good time to put them in a handy location.