September, 2019 archive
Gordon Weil suggests that Donald Trump’s approach to you-can-hardly-call-it governance is similar to his approach to real estate. A snippet:
In the narrow world of real estate, the most successful operators are not limited by a code of conduct. In privately held property companies, the boss sets the rules and goes as far as possible in bare-knuckle dealing.
Follow the link for the rest.
I wonder, was it his antlers or his fluffy little tail?
Lane was pronounced dead at the hospital, the news release states.
In other news, politeness is going to the dogs.
Route 66 no longer exists as a U. S. Highway, but you can still drive pieces of the old road.
The low last night was in the low 70 Fahenheits, today’s high is forecast for the 80s. That’s the forecast for the rest of the week. On the last weekend of September and the first week of October.
I grew up in these parts. Back then, by this time of year, I’d be wearing at least a windbreaker to go outside, not shorts and a tee shirt
This is not normal, or perhaps it’s the new abnormal . . . .
Georg C. Lichtenberg:
Nathan A. Heflick, an American ex-pat who’s lived in the U. K. for seven years, takes a stab at explaining Brexit. He suggests that one reason for the seeming impasse is that persons for and against are blink to their own biases and consequently unable to discuss the issue reasonably. He argues that this has been fed by the spread of falsities via “social” media.
Of course at the level of the politicians there are clear motives to keep spreading false info and misunderstanding each other. The parties want power. But, it is more than that. I think the people themselves are so blind to their own biases that they don’t see their own inconsistencies and this makes it very difficult to hear the actual arguments and points of the opposing parties.
Follow the link. His piece is a worthwhile read that can help in understanding our own coarse discourse.
The look of politeness
Is in your eyes.
The look that bandages
Cannot disguise . . . .
More guns means more politeness. Just ask the National Russian Association.