Today's main theme is madness . . .
Here's a schedule of the comments on Trump I've noted in articles over just the last few days. I might update it in due course. That said, I might not, as it's hard to believe there's anything relevant – however accurate – left to say. It's even harder to conclude: 1. that Trump isn't suffering from one or more psychological conditions; and 2. that many millions of Americans felt this guy was the solution to their undoubted problems and a real alternative to the dysfunctional US political system with which they had, rightly, become so disaffected. It can only end in tears.
Aspects of the man
What he's been responsible for
By the way, everything seems pretty spot on to me but I have close American friends who'd certainly disagree with this, seeing me as the victim of a biased, Lefty media. Though I do read papers which pass for right-of-centre, in the UK at least. But, then, many Americans think Europe is a socialist hell for there's Right and Right, I don't do Breitbart or Fox News, for example. RT News is enough for me. Perhaps not coincidentally, the latter sources much material from the former.
A wise American friend once said to me: Colin, You have to remember that the US has the very best and the very worst of everything you can imagine. Indeed, but it's such a shame that so much of the latter is on display to the rest of the world right now, for it remains a wonderful country, full of (largely) wonderful people. The rest of them are busy killing each other, of course. And more than a few innocents along the way.
On the theme of US insanity . . . With a HT to Lenox of Business Over Tapas, here's a web page which I initially thought just had to be a joke. But when you go here, here and here, you're forced to the conclusion it isn't and that the USA has more than its share of nutters.
Just in case you don't go to all of those locations, I can't resist this paragraph on the Quitter Mansion, which awaits me: This is a home that will never be lived in because the person slated for this lot was a believer in name only. Angels began to build him a mansion, but they stopped work when it was clear the client had no intention of fulfilling his commitment.
Final comment . . . The web page's motto - Behold I come quickly – really would be more at home at the top of a bad porn site.
And now onto something Spanish . . . Reader Eamon has provided these follow-ups on the electric companies:
- A guy came to convince me Endesa was part of Fenosa and I could get cheaper electricity. He said a new office was opened in La Coruña which would save money instead of the billing from Barcelona. He left me all kinds of bunk so I sent a letter to Endesa and they came back with an apology saying it was a mistake. So, a blatantly fraudulent attempt to get Eamon to change from Fenosa to Endesa, a completely different company.
- Last Friday a young lady representing Fenosa rang my door bell. After identifying herself she asked why I was not taking the opportunity of a discount on my bill. I said I had no idea what she was talking about and she asked me for my latest bill. Looking at the bill she said I used under 3 kilowatts of power so I should go to the office and claim my discount. I will do that shortly and report what happens. So has Fenosa been told to get the message out to their customers I wonder?
Are you sure this isn't to trick you from leaving the regulated market to go into the unregulated market, for which you will pay the price later?
|"God, I wish someone would shut that baby up"|