Feeling Miserable Open Thread

Doc says it is allergies, but it sure feels like a flu…anyways, I’m plugged up, watery eyes, running nose, hacking cough…tired and blah. Loaded up with medication and not feeling like doing much. The novel is past 20,000 words and a friend just figured out a great, new twist for it, but I’m in no condition to write seriously. So, off we go with an open thread, here.

Thanks to Harry Reid, Trump has now started the process of packing the courts with Conservative judges. There’s nothing the Democrats can do to even slow it down, much…but, don’t worry liberals, you can still whine about Trump not being legitimate all you want.

Le Pen appears to have done pretty well with the French youth vote – and she got clobbered among the elderly. I’m telling ya, folks, the post-WWII settlement in Europe is breaking down right before our eyes.

The leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom collectively have zero children. Trump has five. Demographics is destiny folks – the future belongs to those who are there.

Obama’s proposed Presidential library is really ugly – I mean, seriously, it’s bad. We wonder if this book will be present?

Science is re-settled: we’re in for a mini-ice age, it seems.

A little peak at liberal racism.

Under Obama, the intel community was reading a lot of American mail.

5 thoughts on “Feeling Miserable Open Thread

  1. Amazona May 9, 2017 / 12:41 am

    I feel your (allergy) pain. I go through this every spring. Antihistamines make it possible to function, barely, but it is marginal, and my head feels packed with wet sand. And then my body starts to adapt, and it gets better—down to half of the meds I was taking even a few days ago, down to half a box of Kleenex a day, no longer sound like I’m losing a lung, and the brain cells are starting to move again.

    I never had allergies till a few years ago, and at first it was hard to believe that was my problem. I don’t know if it was my body that changed, or if it was new crap in the air, but it was a shock. Just be patient, and let your system adjust—-or wait out the allergens, whichever it is.

    “…the post-WWII settlement in Europe is breaking down right before our eyes.” Do you refer to their preference for a Leftist? I know, he is called a “moderate” but still, a Leftist. Any more, a “moderate” Leftist is one who stops short of nationalizing all business and sending dissidents to prison camps.

    Why don’t we “appropriate” Leftist terminology? So both AGW activists and pro-abortion people are all “science deniers”. I thought this “cultural appropriation” thing was about as silly as one could get, till I saw that black Harvard grads have raised money to have their own race-based graduation after they go through the regular one.

    • M. Noonan May 9, 2017 / 3:53 am

      Pretty much – because even most “Conservatism” in the West has at least accepted the left’s general idea of an “expert” government which will run things for our benefit. In the USA, of course, we have had more genuine Conservatism…but a British or Canadian Conservative is someone we’d consider a moderate Democrat if transported here and placed into office. That is what is breaking down – because the experts are wrong, almost always wrong. In fact, it is a theme I’m working on…any corporate body set up to run things will almost invariably be wrong, even if staffed by people with the best of ideas and intentions. It is the nature of the beast – a corporate entity (government, private, military – it doesn’t really matter) will always eventually go for consensus, and the consensus is always wrong because it is a compromise between what is right and wrong (and add the merest dash of wrong to what is right, and you get all wrong as a result). When there’s one lunatic standing over there saying that everyone else is wrong, it is usually the lunatic who has it right (the most notable example of this is the career of Winston Churchill during the 1930’s).

      I’ve never really been troubled with allergies until this very year – sure, when the pollen is blowing heavy in the spring, I can get a bit plugged up or some watery eyes, but nothing like this. To be sure, we had about one of the wettest winters ever here in southern Nevada and that, naturally, created more allergens…and to double it down, this has been the windiest spring I ever remember out here, so it’s blowing all over the place…but, my goodness, this is awful. I’d rather have the flu!

      • Retired Spook May 9, 2017 / 2:19 pm

        To be sure, we had about one of the wettest winters ever here in southern Nevada

        Same for Indiana. Only one significant snowfall, 7″ in mid-December, but rain? Man have we had rain! I just checked the local rain totals, nearly 3″ so far in May and over 17″ since Jan. 1st. I’ve lived in Indiana all my life, and I’ve can’t recall a year when the weather was as FUBAR as it has been this year. We had January weather in December, November weather in January, April weather in February, February weather in March, March weather in April and on into May. We had a freeze night before last, and currently at 2PM it’s in the high 40’s. I hang a thermometer off the end of the dock on our pond. When I put it out about 3 weeks ago, the water temperature was 62. Today it’s 55. It’s often warm enough to swim on Memorial Day weekend — probably not this year.

      • M. Noonan May 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

        On Mount Charleston (about 30 miles outside town) we had a fire warning on, I think, Saturday…and then a winter storm warning on Monday. Never seen snow fall on Mount Charleston this late in the year. The average rainfall total here in May is 0.12 inches…we had rain on Monday, and will probably get some more today. I’m normally in the pool on a regular basis by now…only been able to get in it twice so far.

        All because of Global Warming, of course…

  2. Cluster May 10, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Phoenix was in the low 70’s yesterday, high 60’s on Monday with rain. Our average temp this time of year is in the 90’s. No pool time yet. I think the Maunder minimum is kicking in, lower solar activity is now the pattern and I think the climate will change accordingly with no relationship whatsoever as to how many SUV’s are driving around.

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