Monday, July 16, 2018

It's a world world world MAD.

As Alfred E. Newman once said. And as my 2 1/2-year-old daughter once said when she dialed 911 for the second time, "Nothing 'citing ever happens around here".

I finished the second draft of my report for my long-suffering and patient client. 44 Tables. 220 charts. Excel is wonderful. When you start with 10,000 to 15,000 pieces of data, boiling it down takes some doing and charts if done right allow seeing the analysis at a glance. Much better than tables.

My sister came to visit last week and my second youngest over the weekend.  Hadn't seen my sister in 4 years.  Or my daughter in as many months. Not since she got her ring, wedding next July. I'll still be here at the rate things are progressing. Cheaper to stay longer than fly back for the wedding.

Hard to know what to rant about.  The world has gone insane. Even the onion has gone to straight journalism. You can't make this stuff up. No one would believe you.  All I see is Trump headlines and articles.  Is anyone watching to see what the GOP is stealing while you are watching Trump?

Today when I was reading the articles posted on FB, I couldn't even hit the angry button.  Just the sad. Three posts caught my attention, not in a good way.

This one:

Do Americans Understand They’re Beginning to Commit The Legal Definition of Genocide?

This one:

And this one of a young white woman calling for a genocide of all non-whites

And Canadians should not feel too smug. We have our own far-right terrorists, racist politicians,  and political parties with ties to the far-right running dog-whistle campaigns opposing "illegal" immigration


  1. Serving up a roasted American eagle -- that meme says it all!

  2. I have lived through some difficult times in the country's history: 3 wars - integration, racial strife - the Twin Towers; but this is the first time I have felt this country in failing. Lenin predicted that the U.S. would not fall from wars and pressure from without; but like an overripe plum from within. If it were just the President I wouldn't feel so negative; but the entire Republican party - the party in charge is complicit. I am not sure we can reset.
    the Ol'Buzzard

    1. I wish I could be more optimistic but I am afraid you are right. The optimist in me says America has risen from the ashes before and may well do it again. The elections this fall will tell the story. The Realist in me says that the blue wave will be blunted by GOP election fraud, including assistance from Russia. Trump will be reelected in 20120 and by the end of his term USA will be in full fledged fascism. The structure for a police state has been slowly building over time. Modern technology will identify and eliminate any leadership, prevent the peasants from revolting, identify those that do and swiftly deal with them. Too many people support Trump. And too many of hose that do are the scum of the earth and very dangerous.


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