By Robert A. Vella
Damaging storms are forecast to hit the U.S. Midwest and South this week as warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico collides with a mass of cold polar air pushed south by warming Arctic Ocean waters.
Over the weekend, the second largest protest demonstration in U.S. history was conducted by March for Our Lives supporters calling for gun control measures in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hundreds of thousands turned out in Washington D.C. alone and about two million nationwide. The protest signs conveyed messages of urgency over the gun violence crisis which continues to tear the heart out of America’s soul.
A new scientific study on a massive garbage patch in the middle of the Pacific Ocean reported it to be twice the size of Texas, weighing 80,000 tons, and containing 1.8 million pieces of plastic.
However, the storms of extreme weather, peaceful protests, and polluting garbage, were overshadowed by a political storm swirling around America’s Megalomaniac-in-Chief – President Donald Trump. Last night on CBS’ 60 Minutes, porn star Stormy Daniels explained her sexual affair with The Donald as well as the hush-money she was paid to keep her mouth shut before the 2016 election and the thinly veiled threats warning her not to go public with the story.
I’m looking out the window right now and all I see is ominous dark clouds. Oh my, it sure is a stormy Monday!