Thursday, March 22, 2018

Breaking News Spring 2018

Yep, I'm still here. Did any dear reader take my suggestion to read thru the decade of previous posts?

No matter - here's a few things worth noting.

For the last few months, I've let the world turn and gyrate without commentary. I know you're trying, World, (well, there are sure some who are not) so I've withheld my views, much as a parent must eventually let go of the bicycle and let the child take over. And i'm not going to say I'm disappointed or angry. 

At this point, we just need to all be grown up and admit that consequences for illegal and impeachable offenses in the current White House are inevitable, if we follow our own governmental rules.

However, our current president is greatly skilled at a sort of "loss-leader" style of governing. From day one, actually, when this lifetimer salesman announced he was running. He is certain to include an outrageous comment (that Mexican immigrants are rapists) knowing full well the media machines would make that the story, when the real thing to probe and report on is the Candidate - who's who in the campaign, platforms and plans, experience, potential appointees, specifics. He continues such daily and weekly, via Twitter or in press briefings, meetings, legislating, etc - while the surface roils with items known to management to be losing are touted in order to draw in more potential 'customers' or voters, while real effort is being devoted (and not really debated) in areas affecting real changes on a national governing level.

I take great solace that hopefully the actions and voices of a generation (several actually) are about to march on Washington by the hundreds of thousands to demand an end to assault rifle sales, to stronger controls over high-powered weaponry, to refuse to accept endless shooter alerts while attending school will create a much-needed shift away from gun violence. Public school 2018 is akin to Vietnam, wasting the lives of the youngest and brightest for reasons archaic and obscure and pointless.

What else we got here?

Oh hey, welcome to the Internet America - because yes, all the info you put online, every connection and click you make, is being collected, studied, sold, and weaponized against you. You don't have to provide all that free data, you can keep a lot private, but it is being consumed and used without your ok.

In Entertainment news, I still haven't seen "Frozen" and I feel just fine.

And what was that other thing? ..... Ah yes, our nation is still at war in the middle east. Anybody got a year count on this war?