Summertime

It’s June, there are graduations, and the usual silly season has started with journalists reporting alien sightings. I’ve taken a brief hiatus to enjoy the Spring, as there haven’t been too many warm days this year until the past two weeks.

In politics the battle royal has begun with the thousands demonstrating at the DNC rules committee yesterday. A tentative agreement was reached, but it’s not real — you will likely see this play out at the credentials committee at the convention. Right now Democrats must feel foolish — allowing the convention to be decided by superdelegates and rules committee fights isn’t going to enthuse the average voter who will likely feel disenfranchised no matter the outcome.

Barrack Obama resigned from his radical church finally, it’s well overdue by about 18 years. Black liberation theology is too closely akin to plan old Latin America Liberation theology where Marxism is clothed in the vestments of Christ and indigenous tribal supremacist movements.

The sturm und drang, hair-pulling, and chest beating in the Democrat party is surely fascinating, but in the grand scheme of things isn’t that important. This will all be forgotten in under fifty years. In under fifty years we will still need massive amounts of energy to support the 9 billion souls who will be inhabiting the planet at the time, and Congress just doesn’t seem to be able to focus past the 24 hour news cycle and MMGW for the moment.

Not many noted it but the shuttle went up again yesterday, carrying a payload for the space station, a monarchy was abolished in Nepal, and a shift in politics in Pakistan now has the PPP and PML-N trying hard to get back together, with the likely outcome being the re-instatement of the Chaudry Court and the ouster of Musharraf or severe curtailment of presidential authority. These might not seem important, but in the long range they are probably three of the more significant events of the week.

2 Replies to “Summertime”

  1. Once again Florida is in the middle of disenfranchised voters. I can’t speak for FL. but at least in my family the majority of the registered Dems are not voting or voting for McCain (to prove a point).
    On the plus side of Florida, most can step out their front door and watch the shuttle lift-off and, on the rare occasion, hear it breaking the sound barrier.
    I wonder if fifty years from now we will still be able to see the Chinese slant drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Enjoy the spring, Thanos.

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