Wednesday, June 29, 2016
“We're not getting any less greedy or stupid. “ Steven Hawking.
In Memoriam: "The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now – with somebody – and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy ... This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed." Hunter S. Thompson, September 12, 2001
Word For The Day: Agnotology
Numbers of Numbers: There are any number of polls regularly assessing the relative standing of Trump and Clinton among… well, that's the question. Who are the polled? Does the poll represent some theoretical cross-section of Americans? Does it reflect some sort of electoral college potential voting cross section? There are only a handful of states that actually matter this fall, and neither Montana nor Maine count. Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and a couple of others… yeah. Who's leading there and by how much? That's what will matter.
Big Shocker: Many of those backing Trump are racists. Wowser!
Sound and Fury: The Republicans, after eight Benghazi investigations and over $7 million poured down the rat hole, cannot find one concrete thing that Hillary or Obama or anyone else did wrong. An immense waste of time, money sand public misdirection. Oh, wait that was the point. Throw mud and see if any of it sticks. Let's give Representative Gowdy a hand, even though he himself admits it was all a big waste of time, he got himself an awful lot of publicity during and we can look forward to the next round of the eternal Benghazi investigation in years to come.
Skin In The Game: About 65 million US adults have nothing saved for an emergency, much less for retirement. Pizza and a beer on Saturday is as good as it gets.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:34 AM