My Dad Moment

Over the weekend we saw some kids, college kids, with apparent dead battery.  Another car had pulled up to help, so I figured the solution was at hand.  But my spouse advised me to ask them if they needed help.  They did.  They had some idea of how to jump a car, and full marks to the driver of the dead car for carrying jumper cables, but they really needed someone who has done this before.  Like me!  So we all got together, got the dead car up and running in 5 minutes, and they were on their way.  But I was channeling my dad the whole time.

Forecasting another Trump win

President Trump says illegal or ineligible voters contributed 3 million votes to Sec.  Clinton.  The NY Times is already calling this false, although as Professor Althouse notes, no one knows for sure.  Now some professors estimate Clinton’s benefit was 800,000 votes.  So Trump has a point, albeit exaggerated 4x.  So he can argue for tighter laws.  Opponents have no response; they said there was none, but there were plenty.  Trump loses the skirmish, but I predict will win on tighter voting requirements.

Parallel to French Revolution

Don’t know French history very well, but I understand the Revolution devoured itself.  Yesterday’s radicals, eg Robespierre, became today’s guillotined.   Now a candidate for DNC chair says people must shut their mouths if white.  The candidate, Sally Boynton Brown, has not won the chair, nor is it even clear if she has a chance.  Her winning would mark internal self-destruction of the Democratic Party.

Perhaps there could also be fruitful meditation on the paradox of Ms Brown, who says ‘shut their mouth if their white’, is apparently white.  So how can she lead?