Just a few small observations.
Donald Trump makes a joke about people pronouncing Puerto Rico as Poo air toe Rico, which is actually the correct pronunciation. He’s not just being offensive to Puerto Ricans (he has allowed the temporary waiver of the Jones Act to lapse, btw, once again making it difficult for any other country to offer assistance), but he’s also mocking anybody who uses the correct pronunciation. Darned smart people. Always have to be showing off how they can talk correctly and shit.
Dianne Feinstein is running for re-election. She does not support medicare for all, and her main accomplishment as Senator has been to steer huge government building contracts to her husband’s company. She will have a Berniecrat opponent in the primary, a man named David Hildebrand. It’s not going to be easy for him, because DiFi is about as entrenched in the DNC establishment as it’s possible to be, has access to insane amounts of money, and, being a part of the Democratic party’s power structure, you know she is prepared to cheat. I wish David Hildebrand all the luck in the world. One bright spot, in any event: she is 84, so the argument (which you know they are going to use if Bernie runs in 2020) that Bernie is too old will not have any credibility at all.
There’s a show I watch sometimes called “Invent it Rich.” I know there’s another show in the same genre called “Shark Tank” but we don’t get it over here so I haven’t ever seen full episodes. Anyway, the other day they had a couple of teenagers who’d invented a prosthetic arm which could be controlled by clenching muscles, a firefighting robot, and a jogging shirt which changes color according to which muscles you’re using the most. Once the investor made his decision, I realized what is wrong with this program and what is wrong with our society in general. Admittedly, robo-fireman didn’t work really well. Prosthetic arm, though, was a huge step forward in prosthetic arms. But, he went for the jogging shirt, because that was the one he could make quick money on. Which is, I suppose, the premise of the show.
But wouldn’t it be nice to have a show like that but where the criteria was “which product can best serve mankind.” That’s one I’d like to watch.