Peaches & Pits

Pits to the coronavirus, COVID-19. Just when we thought we were getting a handle on this thing, it comes back with a vengeance. We saw record numbers of new cases last week. This little bug is tougher and more resilient than we thought. Okay, we’re just going to have to be even tougher and more resilient.

Pits to the officials and politicians who still can’t seem to understand the coronavirus is a health issue, not a political one.

Pits to the politicians (mostly Republicans) who are doing all they can to undermine the confidence of the American people in the results of next week’s election. Without confidence that the elections are fair and honest, democracy can’t survive.

Peaches to everyone who has already voted or will vote on next Tuesday. Your vote is your share of America. You are the reason this nation works at all.

Peaches to all the firefighters and others who are fighting the wildfires in Colorado and elsewhere. May God bless you and keep you all safe.

Pits to computers and other electronic gizmos that always seem to act up just when we need them to work like they’re supposed to. How do they always know when I’m in a hurry or need to get something important done? Maybe the Russians are behind it.

Pits to President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. I know there won’t be a third debate, but, if there were, I’d suggest they throw pies at each other. That would make almost as much sense as the things they said.

Peaches to political satirists who remind us that, sometimes the best thing we can do with politicians is laugh at them.

Peaches to everyone who’s working to make America a better place. By that, I mean the people who want to see Americans love each other and get along, thereby creating a more just society. Too many Americans are hateful, entitled and angry. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Louis Armstrong, and so many others came to the realization that the only force that can defeat hate is love. They were right, and many of the Americans you don’t hear about know that.

Do you want to send someone or something a peach? How about a pit? Send you ideas, in 40 words or less, to the Parker Pioneer at ppioneer@havasunews.com, or send them to P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.

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