LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* “Mayor’s race,” says my good buddy, (ahem ahem, cough cough), except we don’t actually have a mayor’s race. What we have is the Lyda Krewson Invitational. And all the other candidates competing for the pride of finishing in second place.
Notice again that my good buddy, (ahem ahem, cough cough), is again beating the war drums for city-county reunification. I’ve been telling you that as soon as that movement is perceived to be for real, the trial lawyers lobby will spring into action to save their honey pot of the 22nd Circuit. I can reverse-engineer my theory and surmise that the sworn enemy of the trial lawyers lobby, the insurance lobby, is the hidden central engine driving the reunification politics, for the same reason, only phase-reversed. If there is a better theory, then I think Trump winning and the concomitant end of AFFH on one hand and this increasing cacophony of reunification on the other hand is a correlation with causation. If AFFH isn’t going to happen, then the area’s civic leaders must do something to provide what is now considered to be the City of St. Louis with statistical cover for its violent and STD-ridden dindus. And that is city-county reunification.
* A museum, because they certainly don’t play that kind of music anymore.
* A little bit of pushback, always good to see.
* You see, you can’t say No Ns anymore as a way of keeping Ns out of your establishment. You need to do it in a round about way: Use the fast feeder’s sound system to play classical, classic country or heavy metal. N repellent.
Trump replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20. I like.
* The more time goes on, the more I dislike the choice of Betsy Wetsy at Ed. Not that I think she’s particularly abhorrent. No, the reason I’m increasingly disliking the choice is because of the Machiavellian politics of the choice. It’s giving the teachers’ unions an outbound target. Remember, until now, the teachers’ unions and the neoliberal reformists were firing at each other within the blue team tent. Now, that’s all forgotten, because Betsy Wetsy is giving them a much easier target, and because a “Republican” PEOTUS chose her, it gets the unions and the neolibs back on good terms. Trump should have really picked someone with Machiavellian wedge-dropping politics in mind, so that we would actually see a death march duel between Davis Guggenheim and Randi Weingarten come to pass.
* He could have gotten all that just by reading The Bell Curve. And, that’s one reason we’re going to see what we’re going to see five days from now, as he, albeit not in such stark elegant terms, made inclinations that he wants to fix it.
* This mall is the mall, when it was operating under its former name, that was referenced in the 1991 movie Boys in the Hood, as Cuba Gooding Jr’s character worked there.
* You’ve got that right. You think all these people that own and run casinos are doing so in order to be beaten at their own game? No, man, the house always wins. Don’t you dare enter a casino if you have an excellent knowledge of probability and statistics. Casinos and lotteries exist to siphon money from people who have no real knowledge of probability and statistics.
Really, I can’t, even.
* The giant-collision theory to explain the formation of Earth’s Moon is falling out of favor, for reasons you’ll be able to read.
Until now, the giant-collision theory was the consensus of science.
Which is something we should keep in mind.
* More Pluto porn from NH. Actually, not porn as much as it is a new discovery. That there are leaning ice towers (penitentes) that are more than 1600 feet tall. To put it in a perspective that St. Louisans would understand, that’s more than two and a half Arches high.
* You know where my sympathies lie, but you also know of my other proclivities. What this means is that you can get away with this in a dindu-free town like Flagstaff, but you can’t do it in North St. Louis. In fact, North St. Louis does have dark skies, because the dindus shoot out the street lights.
* The very first time I had what could conceivably called formal education in chemistry was the seventh grade, even though it was not a chemistry class per se, seventh grade science spent a half semester on chemistry. And one of the things we all learned, which I (and everyone else in the room, presumably) later learned again when we got to formal chemistry, is that water is a really weird molecule which marches to the beat of its own drum, it breaks a lot of the conventional rules of inorganic chemistry.
Which is why we should have known the ultimate answer of why hot water freezes faster than cold water was going to be found somewhere in that universe of weirdoness.
* Ford is bringing back the Bronco, and it looks like OJ will be getting out of prison just in time to buy one.