Friday, March 3, 2017

The Political Page, T+42 -- March 3, 2017

Woke: new (?) urban slang word of which I was unaware until today.

Trump lives rent-free in the mind of David Remnick: I canceled my decades-long off-and-on subscription to The New Yorker sometime during the 2016 presidential campaign. It was clearly nothing more than another mouthpiece for Hillary. The editor (and its readers, no doubt) have not yet gone through the seven stages of grief, but a few weeks ago I actually thought the "corner had been turned." (I read TNY at the library.) But nope, it's still all about Trump and what might have been. Even so, this is so much better than an "I Love Hillary" weekly magazine which it would have been had Hillary campaigned in Wisconsin.

Bar Tab: even the little filler on cocktails has now become fixated on Trump. Page 19:
Back outside, a sign denotes the spot where Drinking Liberally, "an informal, inclusive, progressive social group for like-minded left-leaning individuals," was founded. There are now similar meet-ups in cities across the country. Below the sign, a student said good night to a blond songwriter who'd given him her number. He pulled his coat over a T-shirt depicting a cat firing lasers from its eyes. "Rex Tillerson, he's so anti the environment," he offered, as a parting thought. "yeah," she replied. "I mean, do you want the whole world to just be like Bermuda?"
-- now that's a liberal blond with whom I could share a martini. Or three.
EV car sales for February, 2017, have been posted.
  • Chevrolet Volt, leads the pack; up to 1,800 from 1,600.
  • Tesla Model S, jumped to second place, with 1,750 vs only 900 the month before
  • Toyota Prius Prime dropped back to third place with 1,362 vs 1,366 the month before
  • Nissan Leaf at 1,037
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV at 952.

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