Random notes and observations today:
Michelle Obama: I Will Not Go Into Politics After White House. Well, that’s a relief – although she might just knock her husband out of the top spot for most ineffective and least capable pol of my lifetime.
Seriously, is there anyone out there with more than three IQ points to rub together who thinks this woman should be in elected office? Her adult career has been a litany of patronage jobs and left-wing activism. She has no accomplishments that would suit her to be mayor of a toxic waste dump, much less any office of any real consequence. The best thing she could do for the country would be to enter into a comfortable (and, one would hope, silent) retirement beginning in January 2017.
Meanwhile, in Houston, a man has been ordered to remove his proudly displayed American flag because it is “a threat to the Muslim community.” The proper response here would be to tell the complaining members of the Muslim community to go fuck themselves, but in fact there don’t seem to be any – the hyper-sensitivity is on the part of the apartment complex’s management.
There seems to be a distinct lack of testicular fortitude on the part of all too many people these days, but not this guy. The Houston man in question, one Mr. Duy Tran, has replied that “I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there…I have friends that died for this country.”
My Stetson is off to you, sir.
Finally, from the once and former Golden State: One Party Rule No Party is No Party in California. No shit. Excerpt:
Forty years ago, Mexico was a one-party dictatorship under the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, hobbled by slow growth, soaring inequality, endemic corruption and dead politics. California, in contrast, was considered a model American state, with a highly regarded Legislature, relatively clean politics, a competitive political process and a soaring economy.
Today these roles are somewhat reversed, and not in a good way for the Golden State.
The times, they are a’changing – and not for the better.
On that note, we return you to your Hump Day, already in progress.