If it wasn't for Covid-19, the climate crisis and the world generally spinning off its axis, this would be a painfully boring time in Canada.
August is traditionally a quiet time. People flock to the cottage, get outdoors, do the party thing. Not this year. Many of us are under some form of house arrest. Yeah, it sucks, but so what?
Even the latest Liberal scandal, this "We" business, is boring. If you still adore Justin Trudeau it's a lot of nothing. If you don't adore Justin Trudeau it's the worst thing ever at least since the previous worst thing ever or the two or three or six before that.
WGAS? Who gives a sh*t? I don't. I can't imagine why anyone should. It's like having to watch re-runs of a lousy sit-com because that's all the bunny ears will bring in up at your cabin.
Canadian politics is moribund. Boring. The Tories are on the verge of handing us a boring Conservative leader who will be a placeholder for a better leader who knows this is no time to make his/her move. Jagmeet is sinking in sincerity. The Greens? I don't know, what have you heard?
The Yanks are burying civil rights legend, John Lewis, today. Herman Cain (you, know the pizza guy who wanted to be president) will be settling for a far more modest sendoff in a couple of days. Covid-19 apparently.
Meanwhile the dumbest man on Capitol Hill, Louie Gohmert (as in 'Gomer'), is also down with Covid-19 giving Nancy Pelosi an excuse to demand masks be worn in the House.
Trump is talking about postponing the elections scheduled for November 3rd until he can get his poll numbers out of the toilet. That's a bit like inviting the condemned to set his own execution date. Even McConnell wasted no time telling Trump to forget it.
The climate crisis worsens by the month not that anyone is noticing. That's the really nice thing about nature. She goes about her business gradually, quietly, so as not to raise a fuss. That's not a good thing for a species as myopic and easily distracted as our own.
Well, August is upon us. Today is going to be our first hot day of the summer. It could hit 27 or 28 C today but a "strong onshore flow" developing Friday should bring us back to something more befitting our gentle coastal sensibilities.