Lordy lord, what a difficult time this has been the last few weeks. Destructive hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. And now this deadly attack on innocent people in Las Vegas. All so appalling and heartbreaking!
These tragic events impact all of us of course, and hurt us deep in our souls. But in my capacity here, working for a rich family, I thought I might share some thoughts on how rich peole react to all of this - at least those within my scope.
By way of background, my employer is a republican of course. But he's on the "small government" side of the party - not the extreme right wing side that wants to snoop around in everyone's bedrooms and control our private lives.
And as tax cuts for the rich is a current proposal in Washington, I'm also happy to tell you that my employer is a part of the non-greedy rich like Warren Buffett who says "I don't need a tax cut!" It's a small group but seemingly growing as the world's problems increase.
Having said all that, here's some amazing champagne-driven conversations I've overheard at cocktail parties these last few weeks:
Q: "Why does he keep appointing climate deniers? I was having such a nice time in Palm Beach."
A: "Doing what? Or should I say who?"
Q: "Did he really throw out paper towels to Puerto Ricans? Seems a little condescending to me."
A: "That reminds me, I need to send someone out to Costco tomorrow."
Q: "Why does anyone have access to automatic weapons nowadays? Haven't we had enough?"
A: "I think you've had enough. Shall I call your driver?"
Q: "I love handguns but I certainly don't need a silencer."
A: "I wouldn't mind having one. You've obviously not met my husband."
Q: "Do you need a tax cut?"
A: "Why not? But what would I do with it?"
Q: "Are we going to re-elect this man?
A: "That would be up to the Russians, wouldn't it?
Q: "So many dead! How could this happen?"
A: "You're asking me you silly bitch? I'm not the NRA."
Q: "Do you like his wife?"
A: "I've always been a fan of stilettos."
Q: "Is he fit to run the country?"
A: "About as fit as you are to drive home."
Q: "Are we going to blow up North Korea?"
A: "Why do you ask? Would that interrupt your winter cruise?"
Okay, I could go on and on, but I'll draw this silliness to a close.
The thing is, republicans are not a monolithic group, are they? We'll just have to see how this all plays out.
Thanks for dropping in this evening, and God bless us all!