Still puny. Last day of anti-microbials. Still under the weather and feeling far less than cured. Likely one of the “benefits” of being senior.
While on the weather azimuth, yuck returneth. The weather beavers are busy fortelling great horrors for next week. May be another bunker period.
The time has given me opportunity to reflect on the political situation – among other things. As a result it seems we have to give the prevarication prize to the former FLOTUS for claiming she won in Iowa and the Capitalist Tyrant for claiming the election was stolen from him by the Canadian Gray.
Are any of these candidates honorable and honest enough to serve in the office sought? Doesn’t look at all so.
The only good thing seems to be that the Christianist Jihadist has dropped out. Maybe there is a secular component after all?
How long has it been since the nation had an actual statesman?
This gladdens my sentiment. [Link]
It gladdens me greatly that the government health service in Wales has 20K boxes still running WXP. Of course you have to live in Alibam to feel so, After all, we don’t have 20K health boxes in the whole state. And the council of thieves is reducing the number as fast as they can.
Dead citizens are good voters!
And the guvnuh is a physician!
Freya’s day. Not a pleasant start. Muggish. The weather beaver was saying something last evening about rain but he was highly incoherent, probably trying to say too much in too little time. But the air was not refreshing in the park. And the creek bed was unwetted.
So I had plenty of time to reflect on the failures of modern society/civilization. I have decided to entertain the hypothesis that one of the minor but weighty problems is stercus pumps. I speak in particular of the pumps incorporated into the containers of semi-liquids sold by corporations. Mostly lotions and soaps. There are two aspects of the problem.
The first is good product with horrible, ineffective pumps. This mostly applies to soaps. I have repeatedly purchased liquid soaps made by “organic” (that’s organic in the contemporary hippie sense, not the scientific sense of containing carbon atoms in the molecules. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Stupid Bogs with Causes!) manufacturers and packaged in containers with pumps that flat DO NOT work. These are easily repackaged into a container with a good pump and the value of the product realized without frustration and alienation.
The second is fair product in annoying containers. The pumps are acceptable except for the frustration and alienation. This primarily applies to lotions packaged in asymmetrical, usually ovate, containers. The pumps on these containers can be turned OFF and ON and the ON position is at a pi/4 angle to the semi-major and semi-minor axes of the ovoid. This means that the container has to be rotated on the using surface and not only takes up more room but disrupts the regularity of arrangement. Sadly these semi-liquids cannot easily be recontained so I have been switching to lotion packaged in cylindrical containers. As a rules the lotions are not as effective but the containers are not annoying.
Which brings us to the role of annoyance in the collapse of civilization. It is hard to be creative if one is annoyed. Mad works, so does happy, but not irritated and disgusted. It is also hard to work on fixing things under such circumstances. If one’s petty annoyances cannot be fixed then real problems are quite out of reach.
Hence, the whimper that ends it all.
I notice the Guvnuh has once more proven himself to speak inaccurately. He has lately proclaimed the need to maintain services for the citizens (this needs to be emphasized? says more about the evils of politicians than any perception of duty, I suspect.) And now he has defunded Planned Parenthood in Alibam.
What a schmuck! What a ligner!
And this guy is supposed to be a physician? So much for doing no harm!
Communism had Lysenkoism; Capitalism has Racism.
Also climate change denial, disenfranchisement of women, and blatant themism in general.
Once more we are shown how stupid it is to elect legislators who talk good but cannot do.
But we also have to ask the question of whether any politician can do? I suspect not.
I noted yesterday that a fellow in Kentucky had downed one of those nuisance, personal drones with his scattergun. Have to say that he has my offer of kudos. Well and Truly Done! Such activities are definitely, despite John Brunner, beyond propriety and should be disciplined with proper disrespect for “private” property.
If it leaves your possession or ground, it isn’t properly your private property any more.
I rather doubt he will fare well with the justicers. Probably be executed by the courts for using his rights.
Today is too much about serfdom and not democracy.