Warrant’s probably better known for their first two albums, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and Cherry Pie, but I was a big fan of Dog Eat Dog when it came out in 1992. “April 2031” was one of those songs that was a favorite song at the time but that I had completely forgotten about until this morning. You can check the lyrics here. Also, did you know Jani Lane, Warrant’s lead singer, died in 2011? I hadn’t heard. He was 47 – died of alcohol poisoning. Damn shame. I saw him once in concert. He put on a good show.
Anyway, the song came to mind because Trump was on TV this morning kicking off a new nuclear arms race. I wish I was being hyperbolic about that, but I don’t think I am. He said on Twitter yesterday, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”, then followed up today on Morning Joe with “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”
If we make it out of the next four years alive, it’s gonna be a goddamn miracle, people. I might find Jesus.
Let’s finish up with some good news, eh? We’ve got what appears to be a working Ebola vaccine.
A Libyan plane got hijacked this morning – that’s not the good news. The good news is that all 109 passengers made it off the plane safe. Meanwhile, India has announced that they think they’re going to beat their renewable energy targets (the ones set in Paris last year) by almost 60%.
And finally – you probably heard this one already – Obama has banned new oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Alaska and part of Atlantic coast. I dunno if that one’s going to stick, but hey, it’s something.
Merry Christmas, folks.