Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Future

Amazon warehouse
















My husband uses CNBC as the de facto background sound of our home life, so for a week now I’ve been hearing news of the demise of retail businesses because people are doing their shopping on Amazon.  Today, again, numbers for companies were spouted out and the numbers for Target were terrible.  Upon hearing this, my husband started his usual diatribe against the store, something like, “Yeah, they used to have nice stuff now they’re just eh.”  I retorted with the fact that they still had nice stuff tucked between the mountains of average crap, but like all retail, they are being killed by Amazon; in fact I just got an email from Amazon telling me that I will get free 2-day shipping on any electronic item I buy from “IT”.

All of a sudden I had a clear vision of our not so distant future landscape.  Picture miles of our derelict infrastructure dotted with the empty shells of the warehouses where we presently consume our high margin goods made in China.  These will become the roofs under which a great portion of the population who no longer can find decent, let alone meaningful, employment will seek shelter while they shoot up the free heroin doled out by the government.  The heroin will be paid for by the revenue from taxes paid by a tiny middle class, the members of which will look like giant blobs of flesh* attached to computer terminals, making their purchases on line from Amazon, whose warehouses will be manned by robots and whose goods will be delivered by drones. Brave New World indeed, though Huxley’s was clean, orderly and pleasant compared to what I see will be ours.  

Mark my words.






*  I confess this part of the vision was aided by an episode of South Park in which the kids got addicted to a video game and turned into giant disgusting blobs of flesh whose bodily needs were attended to by their mothers.  On South Park it was hilarious.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Obama goes to Riyadh to tell them what's what.



Anyone who happens to improbably fall on my blog because they were searching for the word "Obama" knows I am not a fan of the man as president.  President Obama is an abysmal president/manager/CEO of THIS particular country, The US of A as it was designed and the way it developed historically.  However, as bad an executive as I think he is, I just can’t help it, I more often than not agree with his impulses...





Monday, March 21, 2016

Lost in the Supermarket


While waiting to pay for my bag of onions, I  got saved!  

So many miracles!
















Friday, February 26, 2016

yep...

Image result for chris christie endorsing trump

Chris Chritie's endorsement of Donald Trump just confirms his lack of good judgement...  ...though he might just be vying for the vice president slot, after all he is sneaky and impulsive...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Isis in Lybia?


Another of President Obama's foreign policy pearls





Wednesday, February 24, 2016

out of touch


The Republican establishment either under or over estimated the American public. It either underestimated it by thinking it was too stupid to vote for anything other than the grand ol' status quo or that it was too smart to vote for something so out of left field as a Donald Trump,   What they certainly did, as did the Democratic party was underestimate the power of a good populist message on either side.





Sunday, February 21, 2016

I blame Hollywood



Reality TV is the undoing of this country. Ironically, the liberals in California Studios have brought this about.  Years of profitable advertising for Trump. 

Congratulations Hollywood.