Teachers are a critical element of our society, but paying them is painful. Now what is really nice is a parade that might last an hour or so. You can get a nice military parade for for around $150 million. What could you do with $150 million besides have a big parade for The Donald? A lot of kids could have health care. A lot of veterans could have shelter and aid for their problems. But parades are nice, and if our dear leader wants a parade, why not?
As a child I remember a trip to Baltimore with my father. At a busy intersection in the downtown area, a man was slapping his wife on the face. People were everywhere and no one did anything about the obvious evil that was taking place. The incident left a lasting impression on me.
Fox News demonstrated to the Russians how easily Americans could be manipulated with lies and propaganda. Russia realized social media could be used to disturb the entire American idea that there were reliable news sources. Once it became obvious with the help of President Donald Trump that lying could be used effectively to sway the uneducated, the Russians jumped on board. Russia has mastered the deceptive techniques that Fox, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party pioneered.
There is an old story back in the hills about a man that went out in his yard every morning and acted like a chicken. His act bothered the neighbor woman and one day the neighbor confronted the man's wife about the bizarre behavior of her husband. The wife of the chicken man explained that her husband wasn't hurting anyone, and said "besides they could use the eggs." The man's wife was an enabler.