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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday this and that

I have exactly ten four minutes to shpiel so you are going to get a rather rushed string of non sequiturs. I was thinking about things I could definitely do without in the new millennium. There is a cottage industry sprung up of people writing me telling me that my website sucks and they can fix it. Hey guess what, if I need help I will ask. Please get lost. * Also reaction videos on Youtube are really stupid. I don't need a rapper telling me what he thinks of Cat Stevens or anybody else. Some people have made this their new gig. Pointless. * As is anything to do with Kanye, the Kardashians, Jenners, Beyonce, Rihanna, Cardi B., etc. I don't give a shit, neither do any of my peers.* Never click on Clickbait or sponsored content. Not worth the time. ever. * President Trump is bagging on Steve Kerr and Popovitch for holding their tongue on China. This from a guy who agreed not to say anything about Hong Kong in order to get his trade deal. Hypocrite.* I get the GOP not wanting to make a stand on the Ukraine thing and staying mostly mum. But they certainly have made themselves heard on the Turkey/Kurd thing. Very bad calculus on Trump's part to sow division in his party right now. This small split could lead to a bigger split and a breach on the domestic issues. Very stupid politically and awful timing.* If ever a sector begged to be nationalized it is the energy utilities. A true monopoly, it is not like you can have dueling power grids. They socialize debt and privatize profit, the consumer always loses. To prophylactically cut off power to 2,000,000 users ahead of an actual crisis seems to be a big, excuse the expression, power play to me. Some opinion writers have noted that P.G.E. has been raking big profits rather than maintain its system. I know the government can screw everything up but I wonder if it could do any worse than these robber barons?* It is ridiculous for self righteous liberals to bag on Ellen De Generes for being friends with George Bush, a republican. A huge number of my friends are Republican. Why should they think like I do? Are we going to require our celebrities to submit to an ideological litmus test now? Crazy.* Wonderful story about a great human being at NYT.* Horrible anti semitic killing in Germany. And almost as bad are the people who followed it livestreaming on Twitch.

2 comments:

Ken Seals said...

Paragraphs please :-)

Jon Harwood said...

Hi Ken, I am with you on the paragraphs but perhaps it is because neither of us is properly "woke". Perhaps the "woke" generation will lead us by not only ridding society of cursive writing but by eliminating paragraphs and punctuation. WE CAN THEN TYPE IN ALL CAPS WHICH IS A GOOD FORMAT FOR WOKE RAGE AT THE TERRIBLE ABUSES OF ANYONE WHO ISNT WOKE OR WHO ISNT PROVIDING THE GOODIES TO WHICH WOKE KIDDIES ARE ENTITLED BECAUSE OF THEIR INHERENT WONDERFULNESS YET IT SEEMS IMA SOUNDING LIKE AN OLD FOGIE WHO THINKS THE WORLD IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET BUT THATS OK BUCAUSE IM WOKE TOO AND I THINK I AM ENTITLED TO ALL OF IT WHAT EVER IT IS JUST HAND IT OVER