Is it just me? Can you feel it, too? I donâ€™t want winter to come this year. I donâ€™t want the dark cold, and certainly donâ€™t want the snow. But mostly, it is the sense of gloom I donâ€™t want to confront this year. I really just want to wish winter away - you know, â€świnter, winter, go away, donâ€™t come back any day!â€ť Itâ€™s the first time in my life I really feel that way.
Maybe itâ€™s the circus in the Emerald City and the constant media attacks on everyone, but what it boils down to is an attack on the American people. I think thatâ€™s it.
I feel like the country has been under attack since before Trump â€“ BT, a new-era reference. You know, like BC or AD (those have been changed for the benefit of non-Christians, but I canâ€™t shake them - it will always be 200 BC or 147 AD for me. The Trump era has changed the country.
We have Muslims shooting Americans; we have Muslims running Americans down on bicycle paths in New York. Americans shooting Americans in Las Vegas. I mean shooting hundreds, and we donâ€™t know why.
The president gives a fallen soldierâ€™s family a condolence phone call, and heâ€™s attacked for not saying the right thing. Why would that be news? Why would a congressman be privy to the conversation?
There is no letup, so I am going to resign from any news watching and let the brighter, smarter people out there tell me when something really important is happening. Maybe the cowboy-hat-wearing congresswomen can tell us what it all means.
How did the lowest common denominators become major players in Americaâ€™s destiny?
I guess we tried - the best and the brightest, right.
Phil Mikan is the host of the Phil Mikan Show on WMRD 1150/WLIS AM 1420 daily at 10 a.m. and the Weekend Corner Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at Phil Mikan, Central Connecticut Communications, One Liberty Square, New Britain, CT 06051.