Columns lately have been a little on the namby-pamby side. But, now that the dust is settling in D.C. as another load of dirt comes in, two issues scream.
Trump Saved Crooked Media
The first is the pending lack of “news” in America. Depending on where you consume your daily dose of hypnotic repetition, the pending news shortage may – or may not – be visible.
Readers of the NY Times, for example, will not see the crisis – yet. Their digital front page today offered a story count that ran 24-to-8 in favor of (worshipful and bashing) content. The other eight “real stories” included little things like Covid, failed unemployment, and British stock prices when we looked about 6:20 AM Eastern.
On the other hand, tracking-reduced DuckDuckGo‘s news coverage was already moving down toward the bottom of the barrel quickly. Their top stories (when counted down a ways) showed a nearly 50-50 balance between Biden worship and [actual] stories like “UK card spending running 35% below pre-pandemic levels, BoE data shows.”
Other stories include overcrowding at the L.A. County jail and assorted crime stories. Murder this, car-jack that. The kind of stuff we avoid time-wasting on since its not personally actionable other than wearing my chest holster and cleaning the guns regularly.
If you’re not following our first point this morning, let me summarize it this way: Trump Hating Media has a problem: The Don was great for sales. Biden worship won’t be. I ran a news department for well over a decade. People get tired in “good news” almost instantly. Salacious sells!
So in coming weeks, the News Industry has this terrible problem to sort out: Do they rerun Trump bashing? Impeachment II will go that way. National crisis over his pension, yada, yada.
Which will include lots of Biden-blames-Trump material, no doubt. Or, does the shallow leftist media find a New Cause to hornswoggle low I.Q. readers into caring deeply enough about to continue clicking on their websites.
And “Send this story to a friend…” (Email harvesting!…Big money! Big Money!_)
Personally, we favor the new Bogeyman. But that’s a bigger discussion, so let’s ahead and have some of that…
What’s the Global POINT?
Few take the time – and only only requires a few minutes – to figure out that almost every human alive has a different “motivation.” In other words, there is not transnational public purpose shared globally.
Ask 10 people in every country in the world “What’s the point of being human, here and now? Where are we all going As A World?
There’s no global unification because it’s a tough one to monetize and worse, if it’s global, power-mad countries can’t gain competitive edge over one-another.
So the problem reduces to “Share Goals for all people in the world would be nice and all. But, that would involve merging countries, languages and most difficult of all? Agreeing to a global agenda.
Yet, there are many worthy goals.
- Clean: Reduce human population and restore the planet to an energy and ecological balance.
- Leave: Not just to the Moon (a monetization) or <Mars> (as in more money). No, I’m talking “Let’s get out there are meet some other life forms and get to know them.
- Meet God: Conduct scientific research into the widening intersection between crackpots who know and have experience psi events and figure how to blast those channels open a bit. That’d be cool. Levitation, deep insight, and spiritual evolution and freedom for all!
Of course, it won’t work. On Energy? Biden’s plan to scrap the XL Pipeline is pure politics. Not like we don’t need to move energy around. That’s just stupid to argue about. Money and demand should make those decisions. Not just the current “Political Hack of the Year” to work in the Oval.
Clean up the environment? No, the Paris deal sucks. Biden’s a fool for getting back into it because the burden of change was laid mainly on the U.S. Either we demand equality for ALL nations, or we’re just bullshitting ourselves about supposed egalitarian values.
And work on actually building the “Tools to Know God?” Sorry. Every major religion in the world rebels against such heresy. You see, knowing God is free…but in terms of power, control, and revenue, there’s nothing like erecting toll booths before the stairway to Heaven. Politics learned power-tripping from religions. And concepts like you’re either with US or you’re evil. Shit like that still plays globally.
Thus, while there are dribs and drabs of economic data to kick over, the large context is: Trump Saved the News Business from independent sources like Urban. Biden doesn’t change anything except to remount socialism on the backs of Americans while failing to grok the largest but most important question of all.
What’s the point?
Goals must be measurable, achievable, and people gotta love ’em.
Biden calling for Unity without that kind of foundation work is just a replay of previous lies and insincerities that conspire to smash world into a brick wall.
Oh goody. Are seasonal adjustments going to make the data look good for Joe? So he can claim a win (despite the fact these are all based on the Trump business conditions?) ?
I don’t mean to sound excessively cynical. (But I am…) NY Times biz piece How Our Unemployment Benefits System Failed very much on point.
Not as useful as next Tuesday’s Case Shiller report, but, it is what it is…
Gotta wonder if “home offices” will start popping up as a shift in two and three bedroom apartments and condos?
Philly Fed Manufacturing
We gotta pin this one on Trump, not Joe, too: With revisions, then:
As of click time, the Dow was up 56 – more crack!
To be sure, not much of it: Crooked climate deal that whacks us, scrap a pipeline, open the borders and other slop aside…
Free Money! The spending like there will be a Global Reset continues at insane rates. Biden extends student loan payment freeze. We think there’s a fair “false advertising” case to be made against higher education institutions that, oh, you know, buried students in debt and delivered price-bloated paper.
From the MJDB: “These four states could legalize medical marijuana through legislation in 2021.” Texas isn’t one of them (drat!).
Electric car fans: “Tesla is the proxy for a stock market gone mad.”
Well, this as been so much fun, I think I’ll go get the oil changed. World’s still broken, divided, missing share goals, and Biden doesn’t change anything except speeding up our sink rate.
For Better or for Fun!~
As we have mentioned many times, we like to theme the rooms in our home. The best so far is the Trader Vic’s dining room. But we’re not the only one. Seems a lot of people are setting up kick-ass theme park ride of your own settings. Take this one for example: Yo Ho Yo Ho A Quarantine’s Life for Me.
We gotta say, this is the kind of thing that keeps us reading Disney Imagineering books in our spare time. (whazzat?).
Recommendations: (although $54-bucks again cheap!): Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real (A Walt Disney Imagineering Book). And after you drool on that, just search Imagineering on Amazon for a ton more.
Oh, don’t miss Rolly Crump’s book: “It’s Kind of a Cute Story.” Imagination is one of the things we can grow and take with us!
Write when you get rich and the giddiness passes,