A lot of the same riffs, repackaged for another era:
The Democratic Party has decided to double down on Superdelegates. In short, that means that the Party will decide who you will vote for without any pesky interference from voters, thank you very much. They do not see how anointing a candidate could possibly have contributed to What Happened. They do not see how tired many people are of holding their nose and voting for The Chosen One because hey, who else are you gonna vote for?
Many years before I was born, a science-fiction author named Robert Heinlein wrote a book called Take Back Your Government. One of the things he advocated was to get involved in your local party politics. And further, he reminded us that if what you thought was “your” party turned out not to be anymore? Join the other one and work for what you believe in there.
I have heard from reliable sources that the local Democratic Party isn’t any more open to opposing viewpoints than the national organization. I mean heck, they turned their back on Nevada’s gubernatorial candidate because… well because “none of the above” actually won the primary (not complaining; Sandoval has been a decent Governor). But they aren’t above supporting people awaiting indictment.
In Closing: net neutrality; it will be interesting to see how the “gun control” argument changes post Vegas; confiscating assets is big money; cannabis and opioids; potentially, the end of an era in Japan.
Youtube is very insistent that I hear this song again. Not sure when Imagine Dragons became the voice of Vegas, but I am not complaining.
Wasn’t quite alive yet in 1966, but I was certainly rockin in 1986.
When I woke up, my phone was darn near on fire with messages. It took me a while to figure out why so many people were suddenly asking about my health and safety in the middle of the night. I has since learned that there had been one hell of a mass shooting last night in Las Vegas. Here’s a minute by minute account.
I do not have time to process what the heck happened right now, and I certainly don’t have time to say anything insightful. I just wanted to reassure everybody that I’m OK. At the actual time this stuff happened, I was snug in bed roughly 3 miles away.