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?
Florida still can’t count. Sigh. Democrats continue to vote but instead of “early and often” it is now “late and by the crate”.
Republicans were under a consent decree to do nothing and not even speak about it until just a few months ago. After decades of being muzzled, it will take a generation for them to decide they ought to do something about it.
The Invading Mob from Mexico has started arriving. Watch for a load of “Fence Theatre” in what passes as news.
BREXIT has a proposed 500+ page “deal”, and early news has folks saying it is more like staying in but without a vote. IMHO it would be better to just take a Hard Brexit and THEN negotiate. There’s about $50 Billion flows from the UK to the EU, so they have the power in the relationship. The major downside would be fewer imported Mercedes and VWs for a while. Over the next week or two the details will leak out and we’ll see what Theresa thinks is a good deal.
What happens when you have a “Green” State deciding things like how to make electricity and demanding you don’t cut trees or clear brush? Well, you get fires and the power shut off every time the wind blows. Oh, and $Billions of liability, not enough insurance to cover it, no dividend and plunging stock prices.