This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
For this week, I’ve been up to my axles in car stuff, so not paying much attention to the world. A 2 day round trip to Vegas can do that to you ;-) Especially Yet Another Unplanned Bus ride…
My news cycle this morning had more Trump Bashing, but it seems more half hearted now. Little Chucky Schumer wants to shut down the Federal Government. The Dims seem to think they can blame this on the Republicans as they “control everything” while anyone with half a brain (leaving out them and their “constituents” – but including most run of the mill Democrats) realize it’s a 60 votes barrier in the Senate. Perhaps it’s time to invoke the “Nuclear Option” and say “Well, the Democrats SAID we were in control, so were in favor of this…”
Lots of news stories of the Frozen South. Atlanta learning to deal with snow. Florida again “raining Iguanas”. Europe getting walloped in snow. Cold in Australia and New Zealand. Even some issues in South America (despite the season). Oh, and snow in the Sahara…. must be that new global warming snow that doesn’t melt in hot deserts… /sarc;
Then there is the EU. Imploding, Exploding, and corrupting all in slow motion. Swedes on a slow burn to cultural explosion. Catalans trying to decide who’s in charge. Briton going for the Brexit at THE slowest rate possible and being nudged backward by the EU Power Brokers.
Oh, and what with “Russia Did It!” collapsing (and snaring some of their own) the Left has moved on to Man Bashing. Anyone who has ever told a woman she looked nice is now a rapist… and it’s snaring a whole lot of Hollywood Elite who just knew it didn’t apply to them… (only 1/2 sarc;) In France 100 women who actually like attention signed a letter saying maybe it was a good thing to have some seduction in their lives – and were promptly vilified. Wonder what Bright Idea for FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) and Republican Bashing the Dims can think to try next (and have yet more backfire on themselves…)