Local power company had the lights on in just over 90-minutes last night. Following the big East Texas Blizzard of ’21. All the parts of the operation here that “fail-over” to backups worked fine. Lights off in the house was actually a pleasant change. Too lazy to dip into our 500 gallons of propane for heat.
A bit ironic, though: Since in the Saturday Gourmet column there’s a clear reference to “Candlelight dinners…you ARE still having them, right?” So we did.
But, a fine example of how either future leaks, coincidence does drive-by’s, or this is one of the best “Abracca-write-’ems” yet.
I write, therefore it happens. Which nicely tees up this…
The Simpson’s Time Machine
Turns out, an alert Twitter user noticed that a 1996 Simpson’s episode – one where Homer’s single missed vote turned the outcome of the 2020 election – and the story has now blown up in the NY Post to: “Did 1996 ‘Simpsons’ episode predict Capitol Hill attack?”
Time Machine inventors remember the series famously featured the Twin Towers collapsing in 1997. That was four-years ahead of the 9-11 attack.
Even better in terms of statistical outliers, though, was the episode where Lisa complained about the “size of the budget deficit left-over from the Trump presidency”. She made that call in 1999 – long before Trump (at least officially) even thought about running for the Oval…
Again…does someone have the “Abracca-write-’em” super-power going-on?
“Good morning, doctor Ure. May I accompany you on rounds of the asylum this morning?”
“Sure…just don’t ask too many questions. Lot on my mind…”
“Of course doctor. Shall we begin in the Left Wing?
“Didn’t we used to have patients with the NY Times? Look at their front page this morning! One story…all about Trump and down below the digital fold, the virus and vaccine filler stories. No vision…just more of that echo-chamber disorder.”
“Yes doctor. Would you like to see the other New York patients, now?”
“That’d be fine….let me see their charts. Hmmm. Says here ‘Antifa protesters armed with SHIELDS take to the streets of Manhattan amid fears of more violence as Trump supporters ‘target Biden inauguration’ after storming of the Capitol…’
Any chance you could get the heads of major city water departments on for a Zoom this afternoon? I’m going to suggest we increase dosing of fluoride to get ahead of this thing. Then right after that schedule the 5G control group, too…”
“Of course doctor. Shall we go on to the right wing, now?”
(sounds of footsteps fade out – then back in – as the ingenious Dr. Ure and his assistant continue rounds through the asylum…)
“Who’s over here?”
“Yes doctor. Here’s the chart on your next subject “A QAnon promoter stormed the Capitol. Now, he’s upset people are saying he’s ‘antifa’.“
“Sounds like defamation to me. Refer him to Dr. Dershowitz.”
“What does this note on the chart mean? ‘Maybe Ted Cruz isn’t really ‘smart enough to know better’?”
“I’ll have to check with staff, doctor. That’s our last stop.”
“And a damn good thing; I don’t have much patients today.”
Broken Web Arrives
The American Diaspora has arrived. But, rather than people moving “north of 40” or some other foolishness, we see instead the stark outlines of a digital Diaspora. Twits ahoy!
American’s – suffering from CBS (communication bipolar syndrome) – are starting to click themselves elsewhere. For example, we now have a https://gab.com account. Interesting back-story to how it came about: Brain child of founder Andrew Torba, profiled here.
Since we tend to look at present-day events in an historical (rather than hysterical) context, we see – much as I forecast in Broken Web – how the Digital Tower of Babel is now in “partial collapse” mode.
As the digital partisans dig in, we expect inter-site warfare will be invented shortly. Look out for the ASCII-snipers.
The country’s formerly unified (though liberal dominated) social platforms have played their hand too heavily. As a result now, moderate to conservative people have started digital re-tribing. Thus marking the beginning of the DCW (digital civil war). Which, like it’s namesake, will not be civil.
Government – having no over-arching framework of reference (also lacking imagination, leadership, and a host of other useful traits) – is having a tough time dealing with this new (and exciting!) reality. Problem is, the Old Paradigm paid well, for them.
The evolving Reality features UFO/UAP disclosures, financial markets over the brink of collapse, and we need to point out the beginnings of ‘leaf curl’ late in the season of digital blooms for such cryptoids as bitcoin. Remember, if you want to pay $35,000 for a “secret number” just mail us a check and we’ll email you something even more gibber-like than a crypto.
We would say more, but any transmissions are now morphing into “targeting tools.” So we’ll stay with our “meat and ‘taters” – cynicism while eyeing the markets and preaching The Gospel of Cents to the few remaining rational people on Earth.
Becoming a rather smallish club.
Let’s Make Money!
Dow futures are down about 200. The MID (*markets in denial) has not yet even begun to discount the potential for the disruptions likely when president elect Biden (who is still planning on swearing at the steps) takes the office a week from Wednesday.
Laying out the rest of the week: NFIB Small Business optimism tomorrow, Consumer Prices Wednesday, Weekly job numbers Thursday along with ExIm prices. Friday wraps up with retail sales and PPI.
What fun it should be!
This and That’s
Looking ahead, we can see the Left laying the groundwork for NOT doing anything to change the profitable status quo on marijuana. We sense this as CNN rolls a blunt report titled “Toxins in marijuana smoke may be harmful to health, study finds.”
We remind our “rational few” that Toxins in Water will kill you, even more surely. Chlorine, fluoride and everything else going in. Consequently, we frame this as a deft Left “setting up of promises broken” by the corporate-owned flaw-makers.
Oligarchs are blowing out of politics globally. As Russian media report Billionaire Georgia Party Leader Says Quitting Politics. Their Georgia, not ours. We figure there could be a wave of this stuff. A kind of “screw this; let’s take the money and run before the lawsuits start flying...” (along with “Get while the getting’s good.”
With el Don holding a rally at Twitter HQ in the Bay area, we have to wonder who will be the first American Digiarch to ka-ching out? Don at the Twit House? What could go wrong?
Laughably: Facebook Shuts Uganda Accounts Ahead Of Vote. Right…
And even better punchline is heard from the House Grandstander Herself: “Pelosi lays out next steps as momentum builds for impeachment.” Which ALL UrbanSurvival readers know is a stall and attention-shifter in order to drop the $2,000 stim check from short-term memory. (Hmm…where’d that story go?)
Poof! Copperfield for Congress! (Maybe he could disappear the federal debt and the House of Fools while he’s at it! Maybe turn Schemer into a rat…oh, wait…done…)
What’s the A.I. Say?
Surely no rational person could give a rat’s ass about Veep-2-B Kamala doing a Vogue cover? Ah, but you see, it’s all part of packaging the next President. We expect a lot more on this…Time person of the year, this year or next? Shoo-in. Marketing is gonna be rolling full-tilt boogie for her… Sell, sell, sell.
Our junior AI dabble would also have us remind you “…and the city’ returns to hbo max” – Another who-cares… Along with “…us capitol lockdown potentially exposed dozens of…” OMG POTENTIALLY EXPOSED! Quick! Everyone under the bed..
A lil Prozac and eggs for breakfast?
We’re up early – want to have the morning dishes done before market open. Big day sorting out when to exit the short position taken last week…
Write when you get rich or when the manias break, the test results are useful, or the Harrison Act is repealed which would defund politics…