Good news, everyone! our Consumer Product Safety Commission (or CPSC) has enacted a rule outlawing the inclined baby sleepers that have killed at least 50 babies. That we know of, that is! These sleepers defy American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for baby sleepers (i.e., that babies should sleep on a firm, flat, stable surface without restraints or soft bedding), though I suppose if Donald Trump had gotten wind of it, and saw an advantage, he'd be doing to the AAP what he's trying to do to Dr. Fauci. Anyway, if you agitated against the proliferation of inclined sleepers, you deserve a big fat Buffalo chicken cheese steak, or whatever it is you give yourself after a job well done.
What's "The Secret Behind Amazon's Domination in Cloud Computing" per Politico? Amazon hires former government officials to show them the ropes, that's how, which (as we remember from healthcare.gov's bumpy rollout) has more to do with how you fill out forms than how good your product is. So, for one thing, that's not very bootstrappy of Amazon, is it? And, for another, maybe we could imagine a much better world of cloud computing except that monopolists like Amazon game the system and impose their will on the rest of us. Anyway, add this to the reasons we try to stop the revolving door between government and industry.
Ho hum, NYC police seemed far more eager to crack down on protestors than to crack down on looters, and if you stand ready to say well, that makes sense, looters are dangerous, try and remember that being a police officer is supposed to be dangerous -- if you're working for the police and expect every day to be donuts and coffee, you're more than a bit deluded -- and think a bit more carefully about the politics of letting looters run relatively rampant. I mean, if they put down looting, where would Fox News get all its footage? Certainly you'll want to fully confront the notion that protestors are actually more dangerous -- to powerful people -- than actual criminals.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the man who gives the Citizen Legislator a bad name, says he's still undecided on whether he'll run for a third term in 2022 -- but also says he's "more panicked today" about the state of the nation than he was when he first ran in 2010. Uh, that means he's running, folks. He has until June 1 to file -- and what a shame we couldn't get that info from the Journal Sentinel! It does seem newsworthy! Instead, we got another list of things Ron Johnson is wrong about; I guess I shouldn't be too mad about that, since it's a pretty long list, and thus a decent reference.
Our FBI is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for campaign finance associations. If Donald Trump were still blogging, I guess he'd squeal TEH WITCH HUNTZ!!!!!, but setting the aside the profound insult to those who died at Salem, one must ask oneself whether maybe our government is investigating Mr. DeJoy because his actions merit it. In other words, maybe our government's working for us, for once! And if this is the thing that finally gets that one fellow on our USPS Board of Governors to cut bait on Mr. DeJoy, well, who am I to complain?
Upon hearing that Israeli finally-soon-to-be-ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fears that his "overthrow()" "will cause a collapse of the global right-wing," all I can say is we can only hope! But, in my experience, right-wingers always find someone worse -- plenty of sympathetic folks think that, in soon-to-be-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, they already have. And really, right-wingers will be strong everywhere for as long as we liberals let them walk all over us. I think there's a solution in there, somewhere.