Mis-Guiding Again

Here they go again. Media pushing polls extolling the wide lead held by Biden. It’s another Hillary-effect in the making. Pump up the weak front-runner so that unenthusiastic voters will just stay home. Again. If Biden does get the nomination. Can the pundits resist these false predictions? Obviously not. History repeats.

Meanwhile. Real people. Waiting for over 40 hours to get into the Trump rally in Orlando. Danger. Danger. Chuck Todd. Jeff Zucker.

Debate or Scrum

Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado; former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; former housing secretary Julián Castro; Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York; former Representative John Delaney of Maryland; Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; Senator Kamala Harris of California; former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado; Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington; Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas; Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio; Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Representative Eric Swalwell of California; Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; the self-help author Marianne Williamson; and the former tech executive Andrew Yang.

Second night June 27 looks best.

Un Rapt

Jerry Nadler needs a new cast. John Dean? How lame. Nobody who cares was even born during Watergate. Next up. Monica Lewinsky.

Joe v. Donnie in Iowa. Let’s see what happens. Crowd size matters.

Wouldn’t pay a dime for KD. Don’t do it Knicks. Barkley is right, he’d never make it in NYC anyway. He didn’t even stay to watch his team play. But. Hey. Game 6. Go Raptors!

Holiday Inn ad was gorgeous! Well done, mAdBen.

Voice Male

Sexism Alert? It shouldn’t be a gender thing. But. Maybe it is. Bottom line. Bad voices attract us to people or can be off-putting. Why does Kamala Harris sound like a pedantic lecturer with a courtroom cadence. Elizabeth Warren a hyper-breathless school marm. Kirsten Gillibrand yelling in a small room. Do we react differently to women’s voices. Or. Are they just different. Rarely in a good way.

Okay. Bernie’s accent is annoying. And. Biden um’s and ah’s. So.

Snow Queens

Trump & The Queen. He looks bored. Ivanka and Camilla seem to have chosen the same white ensemble. Awkward. Melania in white as well. It’s like a snow storm inside Buckingham Palace. Harry is there. To defend his wife’s honor? No. Don’t insult her as a victim. Charles Blow.

Meanwhile, Kirsten Gillibrand said her favorite part of campaigning is seeing lots of little girls on the trail because “Female is the Future”.
She happens to have two young sons back at home. Sad.

Peachy Summer

Mueller out. With a twist. Lobs a basket of unbitten fruit to Congress. Expect lots of juicy tidbits to follow. And. Bushels of impeachment talk to turn to non-stop hearings, inquiries, witnesses filling screens over the long hot days of summer. Candidates forced to eat it.

So. Savor the show. Or. Ignore it and enjoy a peach on the beach.

Retro Fit

Archie & Edith are at it again in the remake of All in the Family. Or. Is it Donald & Nancy? 2019’s latest Bickersons. As was evident from watching the retro show. Everything old is new again. And. Nothing much has really changed in the past forty-plus years.

Racism. Sexism. Political schisms.