Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!
Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Just a few quick tidbits in the midst of a long overseas flight from Denver to Tokyo (got to love that new United nonstop service!)

Fidel Castro is dead.  They say when someone dies you should say something good about them.  In this case, I’ll say “he’s dead.  Good.”  Seriously, the man was a brutal dictator who kept his country effectively enslaved for decades, and was responsible for the deaths of thousands.  I wish I could believe in a Hell, so I could imagine him in it.

Speaking of today’s destination, Japan and China are butting heads in the Miyako Strait.  Hopefully that doesn’t blow up while I’m mooching around Tokyo.

Sore Losers Can’t Accept Election Results.  There’s always at least one.  However, the headline for this linked story is misleading; it’s Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign calling for recounts, not that of Her Imperial Majesty.  The Dowager Empress’s people will, however, “participate.”  Prediction:  Nothing will come of this.

Speaking of which, Michigan’s election results are final, giving The Donald 306 electoral votes.  It’s been over, but now it’s even more over.

Oh, and the outgoing Obama Administration has stated that the results were on the up and up, for what it’s worth.

Incidentally, wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in the Imperial Mansion these days, as the Obama team prepares for the influx of The Donald and his folks?  I bet that makes for some interesting conversations.

Japan beckons, True Believers.  I’ll weigh in from the other side.