This just in: Every now and then, I just need to clear all the temporary files in my mind. The result is a random flood of unrelated things with no attempt to weave them into a story. This is one of those days.
When I travel, I allow myself one stop at Popeye’s Chicken and one stop at Taco Bell. The result of this well-intentioned effort on restraint is that I stop at Popeye’s once and buy enough food for everyone on the block…and one plastic fork. Today…it was $20 at Taco Bell. The last few bites were slow going down but still awesome.
51% of of our Senate represent 44% of our population and 26% of our country’s GDP. Yes, they represent the poor states; those states that have made bad investments in themselves and their economy. Instead,they rely on the Blue states to subsidize them.
When I read for fun, it’s usually “hard” Science Fiction. There has to be a couple of spaceships and some sort of war. Neal Asher is my author of choice. However, I am now reading a book about two little girls that are solving a neighborhood crime. It’s called “The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.” I’m really enjoying it!
I’m going to San Diego to watch Navy play Notre Dame. It should be a lot of fun as a few of my Naval Academy classmates will be there. The game will be a horror story as Notre Dame will probably score like a basketball game.
Yesterday, I left my hotel room in the morning as MSNBC was interviewing people about Kavanaugh. The question was, “Who is more energized by this; Republicans or Democrats?” I came back 10 hours later are this was still the question they were discussing.
The New York Times ran a story about Trump’s history of tax evasion and tax fraud. The result: His fans still love him. Go figure. This guy belongs in jail and my hope is that he dies wearing Folsom Orange.
I’m taking a class on “influence.” Chapter 3 was about the downside of influence. It talked about traits like Narcissism and how those are basically used for evil. As an example, the course used Donald Trump. By the way, this was recorded about 10 years ago. The course says avoid Narcissistic people because they lie all the time and promise you great things but have no substance. Pure Trump.
A UN Climate report came out and said, “You have 11 years until the end of the world.” Everyone in the world is terrified. Not Trump. He continues to think Climate Change is a Chinese hoax designed to somehow hurt American manufacturing.
Last word on Kavanaugh…The Republican Party said the following 2 statements (paraphrased here): “We believe Dr. Ford” and “Dr. Ford was a hoax.” They wavered between these two, depending on the audience. The Republican Party also defines “Mob” as “Angry women that raise their voices and make old white men uncomfortable.”
As I write this, MSNBC has moved from “Who is the most energized” to “Live coverage of people wading through water while carrying puppies.” It seems to me that the major news outlets have three modes: (1) Politics because no one is dying right now, (2) Plane crashes because a bunch of people died at once and (3) Hurricanes because “Who doesn’t like watching roofs blow off?” Honorable mention is the occasional mass shooting (or…act of terrorism if it was committed by a non-white.)
I’ve been doing some work in Canada recently and I would like to report that Canadians are as nice as we think they are. They look at Trump and understand that we had a temporary lack of good judgement and they will wait patiently for sanity to return to the lower 48.
I guess that’s enough of a data dump for now…I still have a Burrito Supreme that’s not going to eat itself.
Up, up and away…