I cut the cable years back.
And I got rid of the various hulks of television that had CRTs.
I paid guys to come and heft them out of my house.
And NPR and The Economist were my only sources of information; and that was good.
My daughter in law decided somewhere in that time that an old man without a TV was an endangered species.
What could he yell at?
So, she bought me a television of the new flat screen type.
And I bought an over the air DTV antenna to try to find what it might be that the local TV stations were transmitting, as the law required, over the air,
And I could get a few channels.
Things went forward fairly calmly for awhile.
But then the trump attack beset American Democracy, and, I guess, it won; but there were still some of us with hope.
My hope had been lodged in the brilliance of American comedians attacking donnie.
Like Colbert, and Meyers and Noah.
So when I recently wandered back to an episode of Roseanne delivered by my DTV antenna - no fees involved - and saw the brilliance of how she and Dan and her friends and her kids were describing the problem that donnie has exploited and exacerbated - I could not figure out how Roseanne got from a brilliant description of America's problem to an endorsement of a Mussolini wannabe (how could anyone wannabe like Mussolini?).
How could she describe the problem so brilliantly - that seems to me to involve fairly impressive analytical powers - and come to the conclusion that donnie the dildo was the answer to the problem?
I just don't know.
I guess mental illness.
Which is which?
And what has happened to America?