Hey! Aren’t we American’s supposed to be smart? Exceptionally, right?
Well, if we’re so smart, how come December is such a screwed-up month and we’ve put up with it? Talk about conflicted….
The way I see it, there are 62 days in December and January, right? Who says there HAS to be? We’ve put up with this Gregorian Conspiracy long enough. We need to get out of it.
Let’s consider modern management solutions aimed at improved functionality! A little ISO-9002-think, please!
First part of December has been what? (Halloween II, the ‘peach) that culminated in what happening last night? Here’s a hint from HRC-endorsing USA Today which is still dem’ing America.)
The next part of December, which by rights ought to start today, is about Giving. Love. Forgiveness. Peace on Earth. Although with 72-genders at latest count, “Good Will Toward [List]” is how that will have to be pronounced. Lest the Digital Mob Uprising will come out and they won’t be comin’ a caroling… (Is Caroling gender insensitive?)
Then we get to the third functional sub-month: PARTY! Which is what New Years and liver damage is all about. That, along with failed resolutions, and predictable annual “first month free” at seems like every gym on the planet. That and a few bills…
The fourth – and final functional date-range – is After Christmas Sales. It’s better to GET than receive because you get the right stuff.
What’s more, if you bought electronics, phones, or anything substantial during GIVE, you’re a damn idiot for not taking the (slim-to-none) chance you won’t be able to find it cheaper in a month.
Think about it:
OLD MONTH: December
New Months: Halloween II and GIVE
You love it, right? Let’s do it again, then…
OLD MONTH: January
New Months: PARTY and GET
Frankly, there’s a lot of benefit to rethinking our (silly) alignment of “months.” We need to look at Months as an opportunity to (at least try) to be honest with ourselves about something. Greed, for instance….
This is an extensible schema. Since August is the Hottest month of the year (northern hemi, right?) we could rename August “Warming.” Conversely, right after GET (last weeks of the former January) we could call the retooled February “Cooling.”
Let me show you what I mean: With an international month line, it would be June in Australia. So to NorthHemi’s the story “Catastrophic” heat and fires force emergency declaration in Australia would make more sense to norther’s than happening in the dead of winter. You following?
People should also demand the Equator be turned into the Global Month Line. I get sick of having to remember that India is in the Northern Hemisphere while Lima Peru is south. Australia and New Zealand could be on the same calendar weather-wise. (It’s insane for Chile to have skiing in July. With an International Month Line, just think of all the programming jobs that would be created worldwide! It would be a low-carbon job-monster!
For now we’ll only argue four mini-months instead of two conflicted macro-months.
Why, it’s almost Confucian in it’s balance. Everyone would have a month for their case. Halloween II would be a season (two weeks would be fine).
Sure, there will be some math-head who will point out that 62 is not evenly divisible by 4, so we’d agree to a three-month relabeling: Halloween II, Give, and Get. The Party period would be what it is now: implicit and widespread.
That leaves us with a couple of days left over from three 20-day periods. But I’m saying two “extra days” should be awarded as reparations to February which has been historically abused and under-appreciated.
In a world where we are running out of useful innovation, this scheme would provide for plenty of “make work projects” for government since Deep Staters keeping the borders open doesn’t seem to be enough. I reckon this kind of vital re-think of America is necessary to achieve an intellectual renewal. When do we hit app saturation? (Look up toilet paper apps for the answer…)
The Chinese are way ahead of us. They don’t screw up what’s some of the more useful weather of the year in hot desert areas by interrupting with “holidays” all over the place.
We are behind the curve. I bet you didn’t even know that Chinese New Year falls on January 25th, 2020, did you? But you see? Industrious people don’t take 5-days off (including a spirit day, or whatever the crazies in HR call it). This is year of the Pig and being the senior culture on the block it’s the year 4,417.
Last night shows that America is still a tech leader in one regard: China has to wait until January 25 for their “Year of the Rat.”
In case you missed the “exciting conclusion” of the excuciating mess last night, our Year of the Rats has been running from 2016 to whenever Hillary is wheeled out again to run with Big Mike.
Actually, longer. We can hardly wait to see what Crooked Nancy makes-up as an excuse for not promptly getting the articles of humor over to the Senate. We’re pretty sure the dem’s will wrap it up in “right-proof” lingo including lots of “Founders” and “Framers” and inappropriate links to “Constitutionality” and other faux-patriotic mumbo-jumbo to the mentally impaired.
For now, Nancy hides behind needing the right “managers.” We’d commend someone like the late Edward Everett Horton to put on the dem’s case. (He was the voice talent in the Fractured Fairytales series. They need someone with good timing for this sick joke.)
See where Russia’s Vlad Putin says Trump was impeached for “an absolutely far-fetched reason”.
One of these days, Soros or one of the other deep-pocketed lefty will figure out they can launch a “Revolution Channel” on the tube. It can rerun useless “I don’t know” witnesses 24-7. And for prime time? Well, how’s about Seven Democratic presidential candidates prepare for debate.
Thinking in straight lines and promptness ain’t the dem’s strong suit. Witness their Johnsonian Great Society which has managed to maintain poverty on a more even keel than any other segment of the economy for 55-years. Aw, rats, huh?
Take two firecrackers and call me in the morning…Chinese New Years, here we come. In just three months (Give, Party, and Get). We’ve still got one ton of BS to go.
Philly Fed Numbers
I bet your butt is sore sitting on the edge of your chair, waiting for the Philly Fed report this morning, huh? Pain yourself no longer, brothers and sisters (and [LIST]):
“Manufacturing activity in the region was flat this month, according to results from the December Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for current general activity fell 10 points this month to 0.3. The survey’s future activity indexes, however, remained positive, suggesting continued optimism about growth for the next six months. Read the report.”
This puts the index back to the 2019 lows, and it builds the case for a January market pullback. Counterbalancing, says a CNBC report, US weekly jobless claims fall from more than 2-year high.
With this, the markets are set to open a squeak lower. The Fed’s Repo Depot is still churning ’em out, issuing how much this morning? Zero. Thursday just $26.25 billion? Doesn’t seem like enough to keep the bubble-up going, does it? Correction for Santa?
Meantime, Bitcoins earlier were $7,180.
“God rest yee Merry [LIST/persons].” Let nothing you dismay…
In the Shorts
Who said nuclear power is sunk? World’s First Floating Nuclear Plant Goes Online in Russia – Rosatom.
Does he need to ask? Trump Wants to Know if Boeing’s Okay. We rather think not. Company lost its “soul” moving HQ to Chicago.
Dumb people don’t understand Burisma, we figure, as Biden holds lead heading into December debate, poll shows.
Thinking Deeper: Since we’ve been worrying India-Palistyan nukes, read the Brookings piece just out: The India-Pakistan Conundrum: Shooting for a Century.
Off to the daily grind…more tomorrow
Write when you get rich. (Or figure out Santa’s gender)