Friday would not be funny without retired brain surgeon Ben Carson. OK, it still would be funny, but not as often. Most recently he has entertained us with his defense of candidate Donald Trump’s extraordinary comments concerning women:
CARSON: I’m surprised you haven’t heard that [kind of talk]. I really am.
BRIANNA KEILAR: I haven’t heard it, and I know a lot of people who have not heard it. And I think they were shocked . ..
CARSON: Well, maybe that’s the problem. (PAUSE) Maybe that’s the problem — you know, people have not heard this . ..
KEILAR: The problem is that I haven’t . . .?
CARSON: Maybe that’s the problem. But whether they’ve heard it or not, the issue is the train that’s going off the cliff. We can come back after we save the country — after we keep the train from going off the cliff. And I would welcome, quite frankly, a discussion of morality in this country. I think it would be a wonderful thing if we bring back our Judeo-Christian values. I think it could do nothing but help us. I would be all in favor of that.
Yes, we do need to bring back our Judeo-Christian values, whatever they turn out to be when somebody finally figures out what they are.
And that’s funny, Friday or not. Keep laughing. And may Jesus have mercy on our soul.