Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Liar, liar, pants on fire! Last week the Curmudgeon tilted at several windmills whirling busily around the work stoppages by police and firemen. And Lo! And Behold! The stoppages stopped, the workers worked. Carnival was salvaged in Salvador and rescued in Rio! Post hoc ergo propter hoc?

So, you ask, if we can’t trust the governors or the judges or the congressmen, just whom can we trust?

The first estate, i.e. clergy . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.