Friday, December 2, 2016
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.
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.
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
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
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.