Today's Tids Issue 3,672
Essentially About Nothing:
The world more and more ceases to make sense. It will continue to happen as long as government entities get too big, and insignificant occurrences get major news treatment.
If you lead your life searching for happiness you may never find it. If you lead your life doing what life demands, happiness will find you.
This is the week when children and teens seem to disappear from the face of the earth as they all begin the race to finish their summer reading lists.
Seriously, I’m giving up on politics. It has become a matter of the last quip reported by the press sticking in the empty minds of sheep. Have you noticed that when Trump slams Hill, she repeats the same slur against him, and vice versus. It is a real grammar school yard fight. And frankly I don’t care anymore. Just elect a Repub Congress. That is all that can save us now…gridlock.
Who was Guion S, Bluford? Bonus: What was Gene Wilder’s favorite song, and who sang it?
--South East Preparing For Tropical Storms And Potential Flooding.
--EU Says Apple Must Pay Ireland $14.5 Bil In Taxes!
--Kim Kills Two More NK Officials In Purge.
--Fan Favorite Movie Star Wilder Dead At 83.
--Obamacare options Across Country Disappearing Rapidly.
--Truck Carrying Takata Inflators Explodes Wiping Out Foru Homes, Killing A Woman.
This morning, the EU has come down hard on Apple for Ireland’s decision to give the US company a nice tax break. In fact, the EU says Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 Billion in taxes, calling the Irish deal “Illegal State Aid”! Ireland gave the break to Apple to create jobs there, but the EU seems to be saying it was too good and jobs that benefit one country are not necessarily good for the rest. What they are really saying is that we need the money, and Apple is richer than some of our member countries. See what happens when big anonymous governments get humongous? It is beginning to look like Britain is better off without Nanny EU countering decisions for the good of their people or making them pay for bad economic decisions by the people of poorly run countries like Greece.
Speaking of banning things, the US agricultural department should put boundaries on the production of Zucchini! It grows like Kudzu on a highway, and chefs will be offering the proverbial “Summer Medley” well into January. Creative cooks are find more and more ways to use this promiscuous vegetable piling up in pantries. The other day I was at a lunch where the wife made dark chocolate zucchini bread which was so rich in the fine product of cacao trees that you never knew the Z-food was there.
When I think of Wilder, I think of him with Pryor saying, “We bad”.
The Kaepernick thing raises the old pervasive community question about the breakdown of the American family. While this has long been regarded as a major factor contributing to the chaos in some black communities, it is also a problem in Hispanic and white communities. This all gets back to that making American great again thing. 0-Man always says “America is great, what is the problem?”. But drug use is on the rise in all communities, and indiscriminate murder, spousal abuse, child abuse and other outrages against humanity is growing like never before. More people seem desensitized against horror, or have lost their conscience through liberalization of everything. We have been chopping away at civilized decency. Everybody looks to blame somebody or something for bad behavior instead of looking inward. Lower standards are enabled continually by country leaders and their apostles. America really does need a shot of revitalization, and that starts with looking inward. And we need leaders who encourage the country to look at the real problems regardless of political impact.
My days as a vegetarian are numbered as the corn on the cob supply begins to dwindle. But then Vegans probably don’t consider corn on the cob a vegetable because it tastes too good.
When you go out early for a meeting or appointment et. al., it is always nice to see when you arrive that the person you are to meet is already there.
Trump does it again, refusing to keep his mouth shut and trying to create a national security conspiracy over the Weiner outing.
In some ways a smart phone inhibits discovery. For instance standing at a news stand, various titles shout at you and I would often pick up one of the more obscure offerings to explore something I knew nothing about. Now the smart technology tends to observe your info habits and continually supply new iterations of stuff you already know pretty well. Just a thought.
I have the greatest respect for people who run IT departments in big companies and are constantly harassed by endless un knowledgeable contributors offering suggestions abot what should be done about things that should be done.
Guion S. Bluford sounds like an Al Capp character, but he is in fact the first black astronaut to be rocketed into space. Bonus: Gene Wilder’s favorite song was Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Ella Fitzgerald. It was playing when he took his last breath. You may find yourself humming that today.
See you tomorrow!