Is It Just Me? Blaming it on the man

Published on Saturday, 22 February 2014 23:05 - Written by Nelson Clyde isitjustme@tylerpaper.com

Was it just me or did the story on Wednesday’s front page catch your attention too? The headline read Execution drugs in short supply.

It is a topic that is no laughing matter, but my mind raced to wonder how hard-liners on either side of the debate would react to such a circumstance.

Editorial cartoonists will probably have a heyday with the subject with celebrations by opponents and those in favor of blaming it on Obamacare and suggesting a variety of old-fashioned methods.

It even conjured a thought of last week’s topic of sticking it to the man.

One thing confirmed during the week is even my militant anti-Valentine friends who normally stick it to the man by celebrating the occasion on the 15th caved and sent flowers on the 14th. Can anyone be counted on to color outside the lines anymore?

We once had an App that would allow you to put a picture on your phone of something or someone that could be blown up with a fiery round from a howitzer or something similar. We really need someone to develop that for our TVs during political season.

That would at least make interactive TV really useful and therapeutic. I can see our family members diving over couches and fighting over who could get their hands on the remote for the “privilege” of pressing the “fire” button.

The only member of the family who takes no notice of the pandemic we call a primary election is Chloe, our Schnoodle. It’s really hard to tell what her politics are, although she definitely has her favorites among our family members. If she were compelled to choose one of us out of our six, it could make life pretty tough for her.

The thing about it is she could probably be bought for a few crumbles of bacon or a neckrub in someone’s lap. She seems about as confused as many of the candidates out there with her unnecessary barking over a perceived squirrel invasion or birds gathering for a morning feed or bath. She should really focus on more pressing matters.

It should all be over soon except for a couple of runoff elections, and we can all go back to whatever we regard as normal. In the meantime, Chloe can continue with her normal routine of pandering and napping and repeating the process all day.

The B.U.N.S. book club will meet at 3 p.m. March 2 at Barnes & Noble to discuss “Executive Orders” by Tom Clancy. Members will be happy to know our next selection already has been chosen.

We will begin “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Please don’t start before the next meeting because I know some of you will have it read by then.