The Jaundiced Eye, # 1
Nancy Pelosi’s daughter is shocked by a doctored video that makes her mother seem drunk and claims that Nancy does not even drink. To think that you can be that dumb and crazy just on prescription meds! Somebody call the FDA.
News stories are reporting that a quarter of Americans are running up credit card debt to pay for necessities. I know these people, and what with buying beer and cigarettes, paying for cable television and the latest Apple products, eating out at Chilis and the Outback, they can barely afford to buy the Fritos, Cokes, and Little Debby Snack Cakes for the children’s lunches.
USA Today is reporting that as airplanes have become automated and computerized, pilots may be losing their edge:
“Appearing before a House subcommittee earlier this month, FAA acting administrator Daniel Elwell expressed concern that pilots in both jets appeared to have made mistakes in trying to deal with the emergencies.” What did anyone expect. The more we robotize our lives, the less competent and less human we become. There is a specter haunting the developed world,. and it is not communism but the ghost of Philip K. Dick
Pictures of Teresa May crying for the cameras reminds us why women should not be allowed to run for office.
Boris Johnson may be the next Prime Minister of the UK. I wish I hated Britain, because if I did, Boris’s elevation would be a reason for drinking in the morning. Here is a man who acts like a fool in public, carefully avoids any serious political discussion, combs his hair with an egg-beater, and as a statesman makes a pretty good prankster.
I don’t just say this because when he was editor of The Spectator he allegedly blacklisted me to curry favor with the New York Neoconservatives, but because he is the disaster waiting to happen. He is as big an egomaniac as Donald Trump but with this difference: Trump, love him or hate him, seems genuinely motivated by patriotic instincts. Boris, despite his decent education and pretty good mind, is simply high on Boris. Anyone who has read Chesterton’s dystopian masterpiece, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, will recognize in Boris Johnson the character of Auberon Quinn.