Sunday, January 29, 2017
If You Read Only One Article This Week...
... let it be this one.
In the wake of the US presidential election, one of the key questions repeated on both sides of the political aisle (conservatives out of bewildered delight, and liberals out of abject despair), is how the hell Donald Trump - a man who both sides considered to be a highly improbable candidate, albeit for very different reasons - managed to get elected to the highest office in the land.
To this day, I think almost everyone who has tried to answer that question has gotten it dead wrong... until now.
While knowing the reason(s) behind 'The Donald's' ascent won't provide his fans or foes with much of a foothold (or comfort), this article (IMHO) provides a Rosetta Stone for anyone - regardless of the political language they speak - to understand how we got to where we are today.
I can't think of too many things that will be more important today than finding the time to read this article.
Prepare to have your conventional wisdom challenged.
Hat tip to SWMBO
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Who Better For The Job?
You may not have noticed, but the dignitary selected to push the button to trigger the descent of the glittering Waterford Crystal ball in Times Squares last night was none other than outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
A perfect choice, in my humble opinion.
After all, who has had more experience in dropping the ball?
Hat tip to the Cajun