Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
On Thursday, two friends who I have not seen in more than 18 months both sent me emails within a few hours of each other.
Both emails reflect the signs of the times.
The first is from a pal who lives in the midwest. He’s a business owner who puts in long hours and employs Americans only. He’s a Trump voter.
Today, my buddy received his new Obamacare rates and felt compelled to let me know about the rates. Here is the email he sent to me:
Just got our 2018 renewal rates for the company health insurance. An 18% increase which is ridiculous. My family insurance premium is $1900 a month with a $5K annual deductible on all services. That means I spend $27,800 a year for health ins and deductible before I get a dime’s worth of benefit, and we’re a healthy family of 5, 3 of which are 25 and under. Crazy!
— end of email —
The next email came in from a friend who works in New York City.
While in his car heading to a meeting, my pal sees ahead a black SUV back up into a curb. Thus, leaving the SUV pointed towards the road.
My friend explains the driver got out of his car and walked towards to the rear of the SUV. The driver then opened the hatch.
After a few seconds the driver pulled out a rug. He then placed the rug in the middle of the street. He then knelt down on the rug. Facing east, the driver began praying in the middle of the road.
My pal says he took the picture while sitting in his own car. Along with the picture he politely asked, “Why couldn’t he wait to get to the mosque?”
I’m not sure if it’s a traffic infraction to pray in the middle of a city street, but either way, wow, have the times changed.
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