In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…
First the headline…
…and now the story:
LOS ANGELES — Federal immigration officials Thursday announced creation of a telephone hotline to ensure that detainees held by local police are informed of their rights [I thought that was what the courts, and lawyers, and hearings, and trials were for?]
Last Friday there were four tragic deaths in the City of Pittsburgh due to a flash flooding incident. A mother, her two young daughters were killed when trapped in their van and another woman is believed to have been swept away as she fled her vehicle. Everyone empathizes with their families and our hearts go out to them as these stories bring back tragic thoughts of loved ones that we have lost.
Image and data from USGS StreamStats
I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.
As I thought about how to describe this book by author Joshua Cooper Ramo an image of The Wizard of Oz movie flashed into my mind. I hope that I don’t do this book a tremendous disservice with my analogy, but I think it fits on a very superficial level. Like Frank L. Baum, Ramo exposes our quaint life to tremendous upheaval into a world we don’t know and frankly want no part of. A journey begins as we explore the new reality of this world as we look toward leaders who can save us. Only our leaders like the Wizard are really just men with fancy titles, degrees, and curtains that shouldn’t be explored.