We suffered through another dismal attempt at a presidential debate on issues last night. Unfortunately, the same old stuff (SoS) was played out:

  • · Hillary’s still playing the positional power card via non-stop references to her as “Secretary Clinton.” Any ingrate (or moderator) worth their salt should know the correct salutation after leaving a singular office is simply “Mrs. Clinton.” We have been over this before – the abuse of positional power as a linguistic influencer. See our September 28 discussion of “Liars and Linguistics” here.
  • · What seems important about the vulgar bus tape is that it was apparently revealed by none other than a member of the Bush Family, Billy Bush. A conspiracy theorist could connect some lines there. Billy Bush, by the way, may have some career issues as a result of all this.
  • · I had an uncomfortable feeling last night as a couple of questions “felt” like they had been revealed to one of the candidates in advance. I will leave that for you to discern.

· Trump foolishly failed to keep Hillary out of “his space” and she worked it like a trial lawyer.

In all, the odds of Trump making it to the White House have in our assessment dropped again.

Our prediction from more than a year ago – that Clinton would simply buy the presidency – is being fulfilled before your eyes.

Once that’s accomplished, it’s only a short hop to implementation of the TPP which Tim Kaine supports. By contrast Bernie Sanders saw through it, but you see how that worked out. Sanders and Trump were both systematically excluded from the American Aristocracy’s Insider’s Club.

There are, to be sure, several ways this could be argued. While I lean toward raw economics and the egotistic exercise of power, powered by runaway sex drives, an alternative explanation emerged this weekend in snips of those highly-paid Clinton Wall Street speeches.

They reveal that what we’ve suspected – namely that politicians like Clinton have both private and public positions on issues.

We have seen the behavior exhibited by the present WH occupant, as well: Talking peace and ceasefire while launching sorties in Syria…which is but one example of many. Talk of enforcing the law while shoveling in unvetted immigrants at a thousand-a-day clip is another.

If there is an effective tool to disband the United part of the formerly United States, it is precisely in de-linking public and private positions.

In an ethically-based family (like the Ure clan), we were schooled never tp say behind a person’s back what we wouldn’t say to their face directly.

Clinton’s remarks reflect perversion of “My Word is my Bond.” She will save whatever is convenient to her agenda.

That agenda is always designed to both keep the American Aristocracy in power by increasing friction between racial, economic, and social factions in these Divided States of America.

We shouldn’t be satisfied with it, but like so-called “climate change” it is the currently-prevailing Business Model.

Good luck trying to stop either train.

Trump was better last night, but the pro-Clinton media has the last word. So remember when the crap is hitting the fan around this time next year whose failure to remain unbiased resulted in the direction we’re now heading.

But it’s always about audience size, ratings, and ad revenue…not the American Way.  Politics was monetized long ago and this is what we get.

Columbus Day & The Week Ahead

Not particularly interesting.

Being of Scandinavian heritage (as well as Scottish) this should really be “Italian Marketing Day” – since Lief and others got here first.

More to the point, Scandinavians are hardly alone. If you read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus you’ll discover that the Chinese had circumnavigated the whole world the previous year. Were it not for troubles with the central government of China at that time, we would all be speaking a different language.

In honor of the theft and conversion of First People’s property, the Banks are closed today but the markets are open.

We think it’s worth remembering that the first biological attack on what is now American soil, was launch first by white people from Europe.

Good day to watch “Gens, Germs, and Steel” which was on PBS back when…

Speaking of Markets

One of our sharp-eyed readers picked up on this and thought you would find it interesting: “The Billion Barrel Oil Swindle: 80% Of U.S. Oil Reserves Are Unaccounted-For.”

After That?

Well, then we get into the Retail Price report Friday. The only other notable events twixt now and then are a bunch of talking Feds and export import numbers Thursday.

Since the bond market is close today, we won’t see much interest in interest, so to speak.

Our Kind of Sports Story

Normally, we don’t give a rip about sports. But a surprise Michigan win over Rutgers has just cost the Ruth’s Chris Steak folks some big money.