Monday, 6 February 2017

Speed Vaccines

I wonder whether all these anti-vaccine movement people have their pets inoculated?

It doesn't bode well when Trump castigates both the media (who are not snow-white anyway) and the judiciary - especially the latter, who merely uphold the law of the land. Here's a couple of pertinent quotes from Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here:

“I know the Press only too well. Almost all editors hide away in spider-dens, men without thought of Family or Public Interest or the humble delights of jaunts out-of-doors, plotting how they can put over their lies, and advance their own positions and fill their greedy pocketbooks by calumniating Statesmen who have given their all for the common good and who are vulnerable because they stand out in the fierce Light that beats around the Throne.

“The Executive has got to have a freer hand and be able to move quick in an emergency, and not be tied down by a lot of dumb shyster-lawyer congressmen taking months to shoot off their mouths in debates.”

A sure road to a totalitarian state. I'm only on page 37 (I'm saving it for the flight to Athens later this morning) and already the similarities with the Trump administration are startling. I wonder when Trump will inaugurate the Minute Men?

In the book there's a bit about an evangelical preacher who uses the (then) new medium of radio to gain a massive, radical congregation, much in the same manner that Trump is using Twitter.

Mercedes has done it again!

At £143k, I guess I'll just wait till they come down in price as 2nd hand objects of desire. Might buy a low mileage one when they get to about £5k on the 2nd hand market which, if the 500SL is anything to go by, will be when I'm 82.

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