RR celebrates Nancy Pelosi’s re-election by Dems to remain their big kahuna in Congress. The reinstatement of their most ineffective leader in generations – after all she did give us the Pelosi Principle: ‘We have to pass it before we can read what’s in it.’ - should add to the fair winds the Republicans will enjoy for the next two years. Ramirez will attend an extra mass this week to thank the Lord.
December arrived earlier than usual at Casa Rebane this year, or at least it seemed so. Looking at the scheduled events on the calendar is already a contributor to hypertension in this household. How about in yours? But that is why God invented Christmas cheer, to sanctify the succor of solace and serenity from the various creations and concoctions of ethanol. Better living through chemistry, indeed!
[1dec16 update] In their continuing efforts to denigrate President-elect Trump we now have the yellow lamestream chorus of AP, NYT, WaPo, CNN, … hyperventilating that he doesn’t have his nuclear response and refurbishment strategies planned and published for all to see. These 'journalists' are a combination of butt stupid or cynical, betting that their consumers are equally afflicted. No one mentions that Obama had no clue about those questions, has let our nuclear arsenal become decrepit during his watch, and still hasn’t told anyone what his nuclear response would be or whether he has even thought one out.
The double dummy confirms his appellation. Our designated reader emailed me that the ample one came unglued at the coining and use of the word “comitous” in my Other Voices column in The Union today (here). My colleagues in technology and I have spent our lives expanding the language with useful additions to the King’s English which sooner or later are picked up by the appropriately astute lay public. RR has documented this process for some years now which has become common in contemporary commentary and literary works. In my article (an edited version of a recent RR post) I used ‘comitous’ as the obvious adjective to denote possessing the attribute and characteristic of comity. Apparently this coinage was acceptable to the editors at The Union, but it totally escaped the local leftwinger who still claims to be educated, and no less as a journalist. [Later] Mr Barry Pruett points out in the comments below that 'comitous' has a well-aged provenance and gives appropriate references. I labor in the shadow of my learned forebears.
[2dec16 update] Ramirez further clarifies the basis for our utter contempt for America's progressives.
... and it is the ever clueless progressives who celebrate yet another decrease in the unemployment rate without understanding the arithmetic behind more people dropping out of the job markets in November than the number of new jobs created. (more here)