Now is the fall of our dissatisfaction. The primary dissatisfaction is “where did fall go?” Definitely beyond brisk this morning. Mostly because of being summer adapted, of course, but still not what is wanted for now. The weather beavers foretell some improvement but this has been a foretaste of the nasty that is winter in Alibam. Especially now with climate change.
Which leads to the matter of politicians and denialism. The two are synonyms these days. Here in Alibam, with a heavy campaign going on, the matter is an unmentionable. So the denialism is deep and cancerous. Which impacts the race for guvnuh between a dermatologist incumbent and an ambiguous oncologist. Given what all is wrong with the state of the state, I favor the latter more with the idea of jamming up the wheel spokes than actually accomplishing anything.
Along which azimuth, I read once that “Hell is people.” I forget the source and am rather too chilled this morning to go look, but I do know that politicians are Hell. And that for an introvert and the pictures of heaven proselyted by the religionist organizations, heaven is hell. So its all about people. And all people are a mixture of good and bad. But more the latter in politicians. Of which the not least bad is claiming their bad is good.
Which reminds me of an article [Link] about how the development of the cerebellum in primates led to humans. The title was a bit trashy, talking about monkeys becoming human but what does one expect from journalists/ Another group whose good is actually bad. But maybe not as much so as politicians? And how can we measure that to decide?
I have to admit that the older I get the less difference I see between monkeys and humans. Both are very adept at slinging poo. Just in different forms. And monkeys are not as handicapped as humans because their tails are longer. And yes, Virginia, humans do have tails. And mine is broken and hurts this type of weather.
On which note, I noted an article this morning [Link] that saccharin causes diabetes. Or perhaps more correctly, increases markedly the probability of developing adult diabetes. So it seems that sweetness is damned. If you use sugar you get fat and diabetic and if you use artificial sweeteners you get diabetes or cancer or brain seizures or some such. But since we’re gonna discorporate anyway I suspect the right answer is to use whatever you prefer. But don’t proselyte or evangelize. The relgionists do enough of that and if we can believe their prevarications (?) things will get worse after. Regardless.
Selah. If you don’t go to pseudo-shabbes services today, it’s understandable. On several azimuths.