Second-largest physicians group in America calls for Medicare-for-All health insurance. And even though the American College of Physicians ain't the American Medical Association, their endorsement should give pause to right-wingers who might start bellowing WHY WON'T THEYZ LISTENZ TO TEH DOCTURZ!!!!!! You know, now that their Personal Lord and Savior has called our generals "dopes and babies" and rendered their criticisms of Barack Obama for "not listening to the generals" null and void? I kid, of course -- nothing gives right-wingers any pause. Sadly, it's one of the main reasons they win.
And here's the other reason right-wingers win: because right-wing Democrats like Hillary Clinton can't stay out of the spotlight. "Nobody likes him" may be the single most absurd thing she's ever said about anyone, let alone Bernie Sanders -- and we can't discount the possibility that she's jealous of all the big crowds he's drawn at his rallies over the years, or the formidable amount of money he's raised without having to cater to rich donors -- but it may indeed be her attempt to put yet another wedge between the liberals and the moderates in the Democratic party, so they come crawling to her later. You know, I criticize our current President a lot, but I praise him for this: he's given us the opportunity to break the wheel that churns out malicious Republicans and weak Democrats, and running to Hillary Clinton to save us would not be the best use of that opportunity.
Facing a crisis of its own making over its unsafe 737 MAX plane, Boeing looks to borrow at least $10 billion. And I suppose if they can't get a bank loan they'll come to the taxpayer, and our President will of course acquiesce, since he's so "tough" on corporations. And if he should give Boeing whatever it wants because of the jobs that'll otherwise go away, will he ask Boeing why it's spending $4 billion trying to buy another aircraft manufacturing corporation? I kid, of course -- no Glorious Elite will ever ask that of another Glorious Elite.
Once upon a time it would have meant something that our President called someone "one of our great geniuses" and compared him to Thomas Edison, but both our President and the "genius" in question, Elon Musk, are such assholes it doesn't mean very much anymore. Note well that our President praised him for creating a rocket that lands! Without wings! Our Glorious Elites always seem to grade each other on a curve. No truth to the rumor that our President then added "and he does good at self-driving cars, too. Why, they've only killed two people, and I heard they were not very nice people who said very bad things about me."
Finally, singer-songwriter David Olney dies onstage in the middle of performing a song at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida last Saturday night. He didn't "collapse" as some reports said; he actually seemed to nod off in the middle of a song, immediately after pausing and saying "I'm sorry" to his audience. I have no knowledge of his canon, but I have to say that dying mid-song is so the way to go. R.I.P.