Friday, December 2, 2016

The worst of both worlds: trump follows bernie's advice on Carrier deal

A while back I hoped that fate would spare us from having either a president Trump or a Sanders:

two bad worlds

Well it seems like fate has given America both of them with Trump following Bernie's suggestion on the Carrier deal.


Commie Capitalism

In the report I link to above, the reporter points out that the way Trump bullied Carrier into keeping some jobs in the US is no different than the sort of things France does.  Hell, I love France, but if we are going to run our incentives as they do over there, we better be prepared to accept 24% youth ("youtt" in New York-ese) unemployment.

France Stats

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


One has to wonder what the Clintons have promised Jill Stein for her to stir up all this recount business.  Moreover, what do they expect from it... Maybe they just want to screw with The Donald to the point where he proves, even to his converted, that he is totally unfit for the office.


They will fail.

Monday, November 28, 2016

I want to be President

What it feels like but without the happy ending:
minute 18:37 to 19:45

Of course a similar scenario is what Trump was inciting while he was running...  And now, apparently, actually winning the presidency is just not enough for him:

"I want the popular vote"

Friday, November 18, 2016

one more prediction

Trump will make Hilary and the Clinton foundation look positively honest

The Thing About Getting Old: part one

Yesterday the Ranting Economist was watching CNBC, as he is wont to do when he comes home from work, and the talking heads “du moment” were discussing the new Snapchat glasses.  One of them was wearing, testing, and testifying about one when I looked up from whatever corporeal haptic thing I was doing and said, not wistfully but objectively, “I am finally old.”

I am finally old because I could give a fuck about Snapchat and its glasses.  And isn’t that what old means: to no longer give a fuck about young people’s entertainment forms and to pay attention to them only in so far as their stock value is concerned?   … Though I have no doubt that the youth of today who dream up these platforms are themselves thinking of valuation while most of the users just want to have fun as they become one more set of statistics at which to direct ads to… 

So I’m old, not proudly but matter-of-factly, and it’s not all that bad.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Future

Image result for crystal ball

Donald Trump will spend a great deal of the next four years
tweeting about all the ways the media has wronged him.

mark my words

Lets just hope he does not jail its members 
as so many of the world leaders he seems to admire do.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

What now?

Now that Leonard Cohen is dead, who's gonna keep us honest?

I guess it's up to that other old jew...