Friday, July 1, 2016
The New Lexicon: According to the Supreme Court, neither 'bribery' nor 'corruption' mean what you think they do – and just in time for another Clinton administration.
Probably Not: The Brexit vote was a referendum, not a piece of legislation. The members of Parliament have heard the will of the people as expressed in the very narrow vote, but they have yet to heed it, and are under no clear compulsion to do so. There will be a lot of backing and forthing over then next couple of months, but at best it is a wait-and-see and the longer they wait the less there will be to see.
Quoted: “Starbucks — the only thing more contagious than infectious disease,”
Takes One To Know One: : Michael Hayden, retired four-star general who served as NSA director under Clinton One and Bush Two and CIA director under both Bush Two and Obama, says that Donald Trump would be “destructive for our country… and the world.”
Confirmed: When asked, most of the world says that Amerians are arrogant, greedy, and violent. So let's not ask 'em.
Broken Dreams: Having house-broken Senator Sanders, the Clinton run Democratic platform does not call for a single-payer Medicare-for-all health care system, does not endorse a ban on fracking, does not propose a carbon tax and refused to oppose the TPP and TTIP. It is also silent on the question of personal email servers for the White House.
Trainspotting: On a y/y basis, total combined traffic on US railroads during the first half of 2016 was 7.8% below 2015.
True Or False: “In a world that is increasingly dependent on technical expertise to function, we cannot afford to mistrust most experts.” False.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:05 AM