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?”
What’s Going On?
I’m on the road in a dash across the country ( in Oklahoma at the moment ) while the family has Doggy Doorman and Doggy Butler duties and are generally hold down the old homestead. As a consequence, I’m out of touch on the news of the day.
I did see on one paper at a gas stop that John McCain had died. Please remember the advice to “Never speak ill of the dead”… they might come back to haunt you! ;-)
So what does this do to the Senate? I have no clue if the Arizona governor appoints, or if they are even a Republican, or what. But in some small way it must set the cat among the pigeons one way or another.
Beyond that, I’ve not got much to add.
One funny bit:
When driving around Silicon Valley I like to play “Spot the Tesla”. I’ll usually spot 1/2 dozen on a run of errands and such. All those virtue signally overpaid valley folks and their town car.
Well, so far, I spotted 2 on the I-5 run down to the turn to the east. Trying to make it to L.A. perhaps? Then, crossing the Mojave, the only ones I saw were on a car hauler being delivered to the back door to L.A. via I-15. (Instead of going over the Grapevine and getting stuck on the 405 or 101, you can cross the Mojave and sneak in the back way for destinations like Riverside.
Since then, across all of I-40 through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and now Oklahoma, I’ve seen exactly zero.
Now there may well be some go by that I don’t spot. It’s not the most important task while driving and night makes it harder. So I’m NOT saying there absolutely were none. But I sure didn’t see any.
Guess that “going 1500 miles in one day” thing isn’t in their strong suit ;-0