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‘No one likes being in a wild melee’

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody?

Shark Week ended with a dramatic flourish at Smyrna Beach in Florida when three different swimmers over a 24 hour period were bitten by the same shark. It was a Great White, so it’s being classified as a hate crime. The hospital looked at the victims’ wounds and blamed Trump.

President Trump was scheduled to fly to El Paso and begin the job of consoling all the victims he can of El Paso’s and Dayton’s shooting sprees. Imagine how Chicagoans felt. Chicago tallied seven murdered and 49 wounded last weekend and still finished third in the Central Division.

President Trump was ripped for citing video games as a cause of mass shootings. If, as Trump claims, playing violent video games results in violent behavior in real life, then surely I’d be out all the time killing prostitutes and stealing cars. Damn, come to think of it, maybe he’s got a point.

The WalMart shooting in El Paso and promenade shooting in Dayton Saturday and Sunday may have changed many Americans’ shopping habits. No one likes being in a wild melee. How long will it be before online shoppers can order their own shooter delivered to their door on Amazon?

President Trump angered the mayor of Dayton for his gaffe during his speech of condolence on television Sunday when Trump accidentally asked that God bless the memory of all those who perished in Toledo. He was reined in by a staffer before he could say that today we are all Spaniards.

Joe Biden emerged from the debate on Thursday still holding onto a lead over Kamala Harris and his fellow Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Socialist Bernie Sanders. Some of the candidates may exit the race soon. In New Hampshire, Beto O’Rourke is at 0.6%, tied with O’Doul’s.

Joe Biden gave an interview to CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday in which he denounced President Trump as a racist. Joe compared Trump to the KKK and David Duke. I don’t want to say the mood is rabid, but the next day Biden caught hell from Democrats for being too tough on David Duke.

The New York Times changed its front page headline, which was favorable to Trump, quoting his call for An End to Hatred in America, under pressure from Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez. She got it changed. In the paper’s next edition headline, Trump calls for An End to Hispanics in America.

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that Hawaii geologists are seriously worried about the recent eruptions from Mount Kilauea. They warn that there’s water trapped inside the volcano that could trigger an explosive eruption. The question is how did Mexican water get inside a Hawaiian volcano?

Pearl Harbor will host ceremonies today commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War II. Tuesday was the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. I feel badly for the city, because it’s the one thing that the city’s known for, and they can’t even do a re-enactment.

Bat Woman is a ground-breaking series set to premiere on the CW Network featuring the first lesbian superhero ever depicted on a TV series in America. She has a gay sidekick who’s also her girlfriend. The Bat Mobile is a Subaru equipped with a jet engine and a radio which only plays NPR.

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