The “Cold Chain” Problem
We can see the “Joe Blow” rally Monday as likely to collapse today. Reasons are manifold, but we’ve had five-days up with very little actual “fresh news.”
- Be suspect as hell that the breakthrough vaccination report was (literally) put on ice in order to push it back after the Election. Could it have made a difference? You tell me. Medical or political decision? Few dare ask. But – like it or not – Trump was absolutely correct and not lying when he said days before the election that a breakthrough was “close” and certainly before the end of the year. Trump was right.
- In the meantime, however, the problem of the “90% vaccine” has become clear: It must be stored at -94 F in order to prevent breakdown. Say, that’s a thrill-chiller, ain’t it?
There are appalling rumors beginning on the internet of plans for “forced vaccinations.” This has been a recurring topic since the Wuhan bug showed up early this year.
We anticipate that the vaccine (yet unproven in large-scale trials) will result in a Biden-Harris power grab and demands for national forced vaccinations.
Right on cue comes the report “NY Bar Urges State To Consider Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine.”
This is one of the most liberal (left-wing is more accurate in my view) bars in the country. Symptomatic of a recent trend in activist circles to argue “Screw the Constitution, this is an “emergency.” All to turn the Law on the People.
Dear blusterous barristers: the Constitution doesn’t allow lawyers to practice medicine. (We have to wonder whether the NY Bar if familiar with the term medical malpractice?)
You wouldn’t be the only one cautious about up-arming: The New York Times apparently didn’t get the memo yet, writing “Don’t Get Too Excited About the Coronavirus Vaccine.” With their guy claiming to have won, has actual journalism returned? (Wait for the vanishing act.)
I’d urge all of our readers to consider getting a pre-emptive letter from your doctor (if they will do it) exempting you from forced vaccination if you have any pre-existing conditions. I’ll be asking my doc to spell out my qualifying pre-existing condition this way…
We hope separation of Church and State includes the Church of Science being played biggly.
Joe Blow Show to Go
Feel reminded that in the 2000 presidential election. Al Gore was president-elect (so it was claimed) for 37-days. The open question at the breakfast table is whether Joe can go the distance to the inauguration?
Good article in the Washington Post this morning explaining how “Echoing Trump, congressional candidates refuse to concede.”
News of polyticks is the replacement time sink for Pro Sports. Fandom is properly spelt Fan Dumb.
Government: No Smaller Ahead
We also found the ideas in “Democrats blame increased Trump turnout, uphill races for failure to win state legislative seats” revealing extremist liberalism is a thought-impairing disease.
Actual red-blooded American’s are not anxious for “Government of Everything.” It’s a point the left-leaning media just can’t seem to figure out.
You saw where CBS has overdosed on “Correctness”? “CBS promises 50% diverse casting for upcoming reality shows.”
Reprobate’s confessional now: We’re so old that we remember when acting was judged based on ability and selection for reality shows was based on measurable metrics of qualification. Director’s discretion to make a “good show.”
You see the evolution of the long wave “styles” in the conduct of American business, if you think in the longer-term. Let me take you to school so you can learn How America Screwed the Pooch…
Earliest times we were a country of inventors. Tesla, Bell, the Wright boys and so forth.
Then came the salesmen. Legions of them. Sold the “annual model” idea to Detroit and it’s led to the constant work, never-get-ahead life of today. Growth begets taxes, taxes beget government.
The Bean Counters came next. Funny thing happened when the Tech Bubble arrived: Sure, there were a few brilliant coders and all. But the real powers-behind-the-Bubble were? Beanie children. Accountants took over many companies – and killed them off by making stupid decisions. More than I ever thought possible. Yet the EBITDA crater would be called The Tech Wreck.
Now HR is Firing Accounting. The Bean Counter’s have been obo’ed (as in made obsolete) because ERP jocks (*which I were, once-upon-a…) made them superfluous. Power vacuum and here comes the Correctness Police to fill the void.
Thanks to the narcissism run amuck society which came down the social media birth canal? If I look at the CBS example, I clearly see that HR is taking over where Bean Counters once ruled.
In the Grand Succession restated: HR is firing Bean counters. Bean counters killed dividends and made growth hype central. They had taken over from Sales in their boardroom uprisings in the wake of the Tech Wreck. Sales, in turn, had stolen from Inventors.
If that’s progress, I’ll be damned if I can see it. I’d bet Tesla wouldn’t see it, either. Delusional Capitalism is where we’ve gone. My book The Hundred Year Toaster (Peoplenomics site master index) argues that the obsolescence disease will kill the Planet over time. We are working ourselves to death. No leisure and burning down the Planet. Seriously? WTF?
If you haven’t enjoyed the lockdown to check out of this insanity for a little while? Maybe you don’t like being alone with yourself. Maybe you can’t dream and build a future. But isn’t that as dandy an opportunity for self-improvement, if there ever was one? (Sorry. I digress…)
How About That Optimism?
Back on track with the latest NFIB Small Business Optimism data:
“The NFIB Optimism Index remained at 104.0 in October, unchanged from September and a historically high reading. Four of the 10 components improved, 5 declined, and 1 was unchanged. Although all of the data was collected prior to Election Day, a 6-point increase in the NFIB Uncertainty Index to 98 was likely driven by the election and uncertain conditions in future months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and possible government mandated shutdowns. The uncertainty reading was the highest reading since November 2016.”
After the number stock futures were a mixed bag. S&P and NASDAQ futures are down, but the Hype in the Dow continues. To drag in the last of the Fools before shearing? We wonder…
Wuzza Matta U
With apologies to Bullwinkle J. Moose’s alma mater:
“Worst Possible Outcome: Day 7: “Attorney General Barr paves way for prosecutors to investigate claims of voter fraud.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” What took so long…)
How Government is Taking Over Housing, (GTOH) II: “Foreclosures Remain Low While Serious Delinquencies Continue to Build Up, CoreLogic Reports.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” bankrupting small rental owners?)
In the Joe Glow we read how “Biden transition team considering legal action over access to federal agencies.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” The word transition isn’t in the Constimatution, are it?”
When playing the role of Hillary “The legal challenges Trump is planning.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” Take Melania, retire, get richer, buy a small country and turn it into a golf resort. You really want more of this shit?)
Socialist Globalcrats of the E.U. Unite! “Europe lays out Amazon antitrust charges, targeting its use of merchants’ data.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” Ure-aPee’in’s couldn’t invent tech, had to be bailed out by US in two world wars, can’t event defend themselves, so now they wanna beat up Bezos???) (I took down that obnoxious bullshit GDPR warning, too, which makes me guilty of…er…gotta be at least a hate crime don’t it? Please God, let Texas secede from the Planet!) Did Soros go short Amazon?
And bloody hell: “Ethiopia leader denies civil war brewing as hundreds reportedly killed.” (Chorus line: “Wuzza Matta U?” Didn’t you get the memo that Black Lives Matter?)
That does it…no more deep thinking until later. Maybe we’ll all wake up from this mess and go get ripped and laugh about it.
Or, maybe there’s just a re-run tomorrow.
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