Too many teens dying on state’s highways

ONE MORE TIME – Comment & Observation – By Joe Lee III

     Warn your teen drivers.
          Mississippi ranks 45th in teen safety behind the wheel, according to WalletHub.com.
Only Alabama and Wyoming have more teen driver fatalities per teen population than we do. (Vermont, Rhode Island and New York have the safest teen drivers.)
     eenagers think they are “bullet-proof” and invincible. They are not.
Fake news – No news
     So little news – so much noise.
     A few months ago Trump haters were lashing out at him for his horrifying stance against the North Korean guy … threatening war.
     Last week the Trump haters were lashing out at him for his horrifying stance against the North Korean guy … threatening peace.
At the risk of stating the obvious: reason has completely left politics. Very little opinion is based on what is actually done; virtually all opinion is based on who did it.
     Republicans automatically condemn Democrats for doing something before they even know the details.
     Democrats automatically condemn Republicans for doing something before they even know the details.
Partisan profit
     The whole divisive mess is exacerbated by the profit motive. MSNBC’s entire profit plan is apparently based on drumming up Trump haters. Fox’s entire profit plan is apparently based on stirring up Trump lovers.
     There is very little “straight news” on television. “ABC World News Tonight” with David Muir may be the closest, but it could be his 1950s looks that makes me more comfortable. That skinny tie. That pseudo ducktail haircut. If he does not have a Harley Hog, my image is ruined. I’ll bet he rides it up escalator to his studio.
     “MTP Daily” with Chuck Todd Daily is pretty good, even if it is on MSNBC. He’s not as good as Tim Russert, but that is a nearly impossible act to follow.
Cat trouble
     We are having cat trouble at our house.
     Two our three years ago Bisquette very reluctantly moved out of her dumpster and came to live with us. It was trying at first. We had her deflead and operated on. She stayed in the garage for several weeks, hissing at us when we brought food, water, or changed her litter box. Finally, she ventured into the house, then she would not go out for a month or two.
     She has been an only child for more than two years and has been perfectly happy bossing her staff around.
     A month ago, we inherited LuLu.
     LuLu is a very mild mannered, full-grown female that was a little uncomfortable at first, but has taken to spending most of her time on the couch or in a decorative box she decided was built especially for her.
     Bisquette is not a happy camper. Hissing. Growling. Slapping.
     We have been told many times that cats will bond in a month or two. Over the years we’ve had a couple dozen cats.
     So far our bonding score is zero. We have scratch marks to prove it!