Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Today's News: Reality bites

First, this:
Such good news and a great game. Our son says that four out of five times, the team that wins Game 5 also wins the series! 

On to today's news: 
There seem to be more people all the time who think that if they don't like society they can just create their own - here's an interesting observation:
The difference between the "reality-based community" and the "make your own adventure" community was identified in an October 17, 2004 New York Times article by Ron Suskind titled "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush". 
Suskind didn't identify his source but it was likely Bush strategist Karl Rove. describing how the Bush - Cheney administration thought they could invade Iraq and "win" just because the US was a Superpower On A Mission From God: 
  The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do. 
It was chilling to read this at the time, and realize that the Bush administration didn't see any limits in what it could do. 
But eventually, reality bites.
I have the feeling that Ford is now finding that Reality Bites in Ontario - Del Duca is peaking at the right time, while Ford is looking tired.
Ontario had a leaders debate today in North Bay and Ford exited without answering any questions from reporters:
Putin is finding this out in Ukraine now -- the news from Ukraine is actually getting better every day:
This is what worries me about Ukraine winning: This is outstanding: And I believe the anti-abortion movement in the United States will rue the day they "won" in their battle against Roe v Wade - now they are going to have to spend a great deal of time and money trying and failing to get juries to convict: Just as Canadian juries refused to convict Morgentaler, so US juries will also refuse to convict.


Anonymous said...

No such thing as a US jury that'll fail to convict "those people." That's what these laws are all about and cruelty is the objective.


Cathie from Canada said...

Hope you are wrong, Cap. Though I'm afraid you will be right.