Every four years like clockwork there’s a major campaign designed to guilt people into going out to vote. And every four years like clockwork we’re presented with a choice between two of the most detested humans on the planet. In 2020, it’s more of the same.
Jim Acosta just Tweeted something: “WH just played what appeared to be a campaign video defending Trump. In the briefing room. Just like a rally”
There’s truth in what Mr. Acosta says; there usually is. The man’s quite reliable. It’s also worth noting, however, that — as is his usual wont — Mr. Acosta is also missing a truth that I should think would be entirely obvious. (more…)
There’s a ton of anger toward Donald Trump for his mishandling of the present outbreak. I understand it; at present, I myself am quite disappointed. There’s a few things that ought to have been done much sooner, and we should examine them.
We have too few doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides, people trained in hazmat disposal, (more…)
It’s social media; I should just let it go. People hear something that supports their biases so they Share it without checking, and it becomes common wisdom. Sometimes it’s gets to a point where everyone knows is true so it’s no longer even discussed, and if you argue you’re nuts.
After opening fifteen hundred points down, the stock market dropped another two thousand. Consumer goods are up 20% — hoarding toilet paper does some good after all — but the rest of the market is through the floor.
Coronavirus fears, a massive price war for oil, and a certainty among financial wonks that a downturn is due: All these come together to create a truly nasty couple of days, (more…)
NOTE: The following transcription has been heavily edited to reduce profanity. Nevertheless, reader discretion is advised.
The cesspit that is modern politics has surpassed itself.
Scene: It’s the middle of the night and I just now finished fixing my writeup on Sanders and Yang after a couple of hours of desperately needed sleep. Some of that was not fit to read; glad I got to it. Sleeplessness and politics should never mix; this is how we got Eagleton in ’72, after all. I’m just about to go back to bed when (more…)