Be Careful DJT
Our President tweeted this today: We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Coronavirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job. The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!
Let me talk about Trump’s base when it comes to the Coronavirus. Look, he’s been impeached by the House of Representatives and his base is still with him. He can lie or tell falsehoods over 16,000 times, doesn’t matter as his base is still with him. They may still support him even if he shoots a man on 5th Avenue. Thing is, it appears nothing can touch the undeniable support he has with his base. But wait, what if the Coronavirus gets out of hand in the U.S. and different segments of the population must self quarantined? What if hundreds, if not thousands die in the United States in the next 6 - 9 months directly attributed to the Coronavirus? Trump’s base support is a tough nut to crack until those supporters are directly impacted by the virus, what then? Will they continue to believe DJT when he blames the Fake News Media or the Democrats if they become infected?
Yes, for the supporters, lying isn’t a big deal as he’s doing great things. Just ask him. Regarding impeachment, many of the supporters say it was a hoax. There are only so many circumstances where his supporters will give him a mulligan. When they stare death or severe illness in the face, will that "reality check" begin to peel away some of his supporters? Stay tuned.
Law of Diminishing Returns with Beer
Do you know how some beer connoisseurs will say at a party that if you’re going to have several beers with friends, the critical thing is to use your favorite beers from the start? After a few fine tasting beers, most beer drinkers at that point may not have the strongest discriminating taste buds so why not drink the cheap stuff (from 3 and beyond)? Will most casual or experienced beer drinkers be able to distinguish between excellence or an inferior beer after they have consumed more than 2 or 3 beers? The first draft beer or two may taste wonderful so based on this experience; one might think the third and four will be just as good. It doesn’t work that way as the law of diminishing returns comes into play. One could also argue that 2nd beer even has a little less value than the first. Anyway, the amount of value received after beers 3 and 4 will be slightly diminished and any subsequent beer drunk will continue to have a slightly diminished value. If you don't believe me, have a blind taste test after consuming 2 beers, there's a strong chance that you'll have difficulty identifying that 3rd beer.
The same principle applies to the roller coaster. I’ve had a few experiences at amusement parks where the park empties out and I’ve had the opportunity to ride the roller coaster as much as I wanted. I just had to make my way through the maze of wooden rows to get back to the front of the line. After the first ride, I was ecstatic about doing it again and it was great for the first two times. My third ride was fun but lacked a little magic from my first ride. With no waiting, why not try for a fourth which is still fun but less magic. As one continues to ride the roller coaster, the value is somewhat decreased during every subsequent ride. It’s still fun during ride four or five but you may notice that those later rides are not quite as exciting or exhilarating as the 1st ride or 2.
What’s The Worst Part of Winter (Satire)
I live in the Chicago area and I can state with all my heart (it's cold sometimes but I blame that on winter), I’m no fan of winter. You’ll find some Midwesterners who like winter but the majority of Midwesterners will just grind away and hoping to see the sun again in March and April.
What is it about winter that people hate? Is it having to drive in the snow in heavy Chicago traffic on the Kennedy? What about the damp wind off Lake Michigan that can just cut right through all your winter gear? Some like the white stuff but can’t stand gloomy weather for weeks on end. My frustration with winter is retrieving hot water. Whether washing the dishes or taking a shower, it can take up to a minute to get warm or hot water.
No exaggeration, it takes quite some time to get the water at the right temperature to clean stuff. At the same time, I’m grateful to have these problems because I do have hot and cold water, central air, a warm place to sleep, etc. If dishes need to be washed, I may begin to run the water while I start preparing dinner. I’ve learned that it’s futile to merely wait at the sink for the water to turn warm; I might as well turn to another quick activity to kill some time.