Poll Dancing

NYT Poll and many others including The Economist metrics show Biden winning over Trump by a huge margin in November. There’s dancing all over my house and in those of many friends and family. Finally something to feel hopeful and happy about!

Stop the music. Hillary’s solid lead in major polls along with lack of enthusiasm kept enough people not bothering to swing off their couches and out to the polls that she lost. Same two factors this time.

Is anti-Trump excitement going to make those sedentary sorts actually do the voting fox-trot? We’ll see.

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.

Folksy Joe

Folksy Joe Biden. Maybe a few hundred folks at his low-key kick-off “rally ” in Philadelphia. Every time he said folks, swigged. Sloshed.

Scared folks with TTSD. Just want a safe warm comfortable moth-eaten old sweater. Worn out Joe. Good luck with that.

Trump Abruptly Resigns!

TTSD is over! No more Trump! Sorry. April Fool’s.

What is true is that Mayor Pete raised over $7m in the first quarter. You’re welcome. And. Michigan State really did beat Duke. I Am Not Charlotte Simmons. And. Texas Tech also made it to the Final Four. And. It’s a bright sunny Spring day. So Yay.

Cluttered Cluster

Stop investigating Trump. Find ONE candidate who can beat him.

Beto-Biden-Bloomberg-Booker-Brown-Buttigieg-Kamala-Castro-Amy-Tulsi-Gilli-Bernie-Hillary-Lizzie-Timmy-Inslee-Delaney-Hickenlooper

Keep looking.

2018

Good

Theater- The Lifespan of A Fact
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale

World Cup Soccer
Parkland Students Rally America against guns

Dolphin jumping out of the sea in Amagansett

 

Bad & Ugly

Petulant Adolescent President
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Emojis
Toxic Misandry

Sad   Art Bell
Tragic   Anthony Bourdain

2018 Report Card

December 2017 made these predictions for 2018. How’d I do?

Trump will tweet a lot  A+
Cable News and NYTimes will freak out about it daily A+
So will certain family and friends A+
TTSD antidote will be mid-term elections  C+
Societal polarization will vertically widen  B
Garbage trucks will wake us up B+    (getting used to them)
Streaming services will shutter movie theaters  C-  (most still open)
Online shopping will render the end of malls   B-   (some still open)
There will be a military action in North Korea   F  (Rocket Man bromance)

2018 Takeaways

Masculinity is toxic. Misandry is hot. #MeToo has caused men to wear straightjackets to work.

Michael Avenatti & Deval Patrick won’t be running for Dem Prez. Everyone else will. Only liberal women of color should be nominated for or elected to anything.

Never speak the name of our current Prez.

College kids are offended by everyone. They need comfort pets in their dorms. And. Marijuana. But. No peanuts or cigarettes. After graduation, can’t get a job. Cuz they can only talk to screens in safe spaces. Stoned. Hugging iguanas.

No more costumes at Halloween. Upsets groups. Santa abuses his reindeer. And his little elves, too. Probably Mrs. Claus. Hannukah overlaps with Kwaanza. So. Forget holiday celebrations.

Can’t bring home the bacon anymore. Only broccoli.

Unapologetic Polemicist

I do like to stir the pot. Jump into the fray with both feet. Love debating prevailing biases on the news of the day. Here of course on Side Trek. Also frequently comment on NY Times & Washington Post. Where I usually get labeled a Republican. Or worse. A Trump-sympathizer. Now I’ve added The Wall Street Journal to the list. Just got called a Democrat Woman yesterday. Of all things! Nobody knows what to do with my views. Family on both sides think I play for the other team. So to speak. That’s good. Keeps ’em all on their toes.

Warren vs. Warren

In dueling New York Times columns, Bret Stephens outlines how Trump is re-elected in 2020; David Leonhardt’s subsequent rebuttal details how Trump is defeated in 2020. Both choose Elizabeth Warren as the Presidential Candidate of the Democrats. Stephens has Sherrod Brown as her running mate and they lose. Leonhardt puts Eric Holder on the ticket with her and they win. If you ask me, the common denominator is a major flaw in both scenarios. Warren’s nomination would be a disaster for the Dems even if Trump imploded.

Bottom line. Trump abdicates to build a hotel in Tblisi. Pence becomes a nun. Warren still could not beat any Republican candidate in a 2020 run.