Victoria Prizeef, in happier times
Maybe it’s the cumulative effect of the long, cold, lonely winter, but things just ain’t right. Recent events lead us to wonder whether the earth is on the verge of spinning off its axis.
We begin with our weekly installment of We Can’t Make This Up, which comes to us in the form of a Quinnipiac poll showing that a majority of Pennsylvanians now support same-sex marriage AND medical marijuana AND are inching toward a majority regarding recreational pot as well. Repeating, for emphasis, Pennsylvanians. Our Extra Super-Duper Doppler is showing poison frogs in the long-range forecast.
Then there’s Russian President Vladimir Putin, who sent some, um, people with guns and uniforms and tanks and stuff to quell the civil uprising in Crimea following the ouster of the Ukrainian president late last month. In what appears to be variation on the old Jedi mind trick, Putin waved his hand and said they are not Russian soldiers. The U.S. and other western nations reacted by imposing economic sanctions and wringing their hands.