Another fear-mongering North Korea story on 60 Minutes last night. Nobody cares. None of this is news or even fresh propaganda. The CBS correspondent said,”Kim Jung-Un is now recognized as a global threat.” Really? I’ve never heard that. I think this is what Prez DT means when he says the news media “is the enemy of the American people.” And also, no mention of how cool the Great Haircut is.
Jim Kunstler has a decent little piece Monday morning: Fumbling Towards Collapse.
In all the smoke and fog emitted by Trump and his adversaries, it must be hard to make out the actual issues dogging this society, and even when you can, to find a coherent position on them. This was nicely illustrated in Paul Krugman’s fatuous column in Monday’s New York Times, “On Economic Arrogance” — the title describes Krugman’s own attitude to a T.
Jim continues to make predictions like this,”A matrix of extreme car dependency that has zero chance of continuing another decade.” That is a pretty specific and extreme statement that makes me question how clear Jim’s understanding of the situation is. There are no apparent reasons why we can’t fumble forward for several more decades. This has always been the Achilles’ heal of the apocalyptic, peak-oil argument. The clock is ticking on Jim’s May economic collapse. I’m not holding my breath.
Harward called the offer a “s*** sandwich,” the friend said.
But in reality, Harward is a piece of shit. He couldn’t either say that himself or keep it to himself? He’s given the opportunity to serve his country in the highest capacity and that is how he reacts. Is that strong character?
Following a more than 30-year military career, Harward became chief executive of defense giant Lockheed Martin’s United Arab Emirates division.
Harward was already familiar with the role of national security adviser and the work of the National Security Council, having previously worked on the NSC’s counterterrorism office from 2003 to 2005 during President George W. Bush’s administration.
As is clear from that Harward is technically up to the task but he is a selfish piece of garbage. Cashing in on his service to the Military Industrial Complex and getting paid by the Arabs. He appears frightened by the challenge of maintaining American Security. Calling the job a shit sandwich is self-centered fear. Isn’t that like basic psychology? Where do we get these people?
In the Progress-and-New-Technology Department we have this underwhelming entry:
Snapchat has started selling its Spectacles camera glasses online. I’m surprised they don’t come with a free bowl of soup. This changes nothing. Same as the Apple Watch but worse.
Watching CNN during the day around 4pm on President’s Day. Just like watching it in background as I work on my laptop. I have not done this in a long, tong time. Usually if I see anything on CNN it is in passing by or sitting by a screen in a hotel or hospital lobby. I am always amused the next day when I discover what events the ‘Breaking News’ headlines were actually about. It has been clear for decades that CNN provides very little new information, a lot of erroneous “facts” and has a purpose behind how it spins a narrative. The other major media outlets do the same thing. Even PBS and NPR. I have been purposely not watching any TV news for years…I am doing it today because I have a theory that the country is not actually imploding under the Trump administration and most of the hysteria I see on Facebook and The New York Times (which I also try to stay away from) is just that – hysteria.
As I write, McMaster has just been appointed National Security Advisor. I was hoping this would happen. This is a good thing. He is smart and he has actually been in ground combat, in the last significant and meaningful armored combat in history. “Last” until the next time, that is (but hopefully the last). The Battle of 73 Easting.
Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon correspondent, being questioned on McMaster’s expertise and stellar reputation just emphatically suggested that “one of the things he may have to come up to speed on is North Korea and the Pacific – not a lot of field experience out there.” This is why I don’t watch CNN. Are you serious? The guy wrote a bestselling book on American involvement in Vietnam. Barbara Starr just went to the top of the Overpaid Idiots list. Drain the swamp.