The Sour Summer Of 2019

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Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It’s summertime, vacation time, a time for relaxation and indulgence in the season’s simple pleasures.

But what are you supposed to do when so many of them have turned sour?

It’s been a perfect summer for the beach down the Outer Cape, sunny and hot. But all too often, you can’t swim at the Outer Cape beaches because of the shark invasion.


Too hot to go outside? You can kick back and catch some TV news, but how many stories about pedophiles, mass murders and political bile can you watch before you want to go hide under the bed?

This is the season to chill on the porch with the Red Sox game in the background, but at this point who wants to watch or listen to that trainwreck?

I do love to grill out, but twice this summer I’ve picked up corn at the market, only to get home and discover it’s inedible.

What’s up with that?

Nothing beats a nice family drive to some appropriately summery destination. But unless you go at dawn or midnight, chances are you will be trapped in greater Boston’s now-perpetual gridlock.

Want to turn on the backyard sprinkler and watch the kids chase the dog through it?

Have you checked your water bill lately?

You’re gonna pay for that thrill.

I could go on and on, but I’m getting depressed just listening to myself.

So I’ll end by saying something nice about the summer of 2019—it’s not winter.

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