And so March has sped by. The better part of a week was consumed trying to find someone at GoDaddy who could explain why their offer to convert this site to a “secure format”, um . . . didn’t work. (Seems a “plug-in” was required — a fact known only to one guy they keep hidden in the basement.)
Though frankly, it was time to dial back the pace we’d maintained from early October — when it became obvious Donald Trump was winning the presidential race, while the Lamestream Media was so trapped in their own self-referential Washington-New-York bubble that they actually believed a man drawing crowds of 50,0000 in rural airport hangars in swing states like Florida had no chance of beating a woman unable to climb a flight of stairs, who also seemed to have a devil of a time assembling a hundred mildly enthusiastic high-school girls in a college gym — anyway.
Others have done a fine job pointing out that the “defeat” of Ryancare — far from being a major defeat for Donald Trump — weakened the Anyone-But-Trump Speaker (who believed he could bring forth a fatally flawed “government insurance” bill drafted in secrecy by a bunch of insurance company lobbyists, and pass it in 18 days) far more than the new President, who remains free to embrace a better alternative a year from now.
The “tweets” that “prove” Donald Trump is mentally unstable — contending the Obama administration had his campaign wiretapped (angrily ridiculed by the New York Times . . . . after months of reporting what they’d learned from those wiretaps), and that most of Hillary Clinton’s popular vote majority can be attributed to the fraudulent votes of illegal aliens?
All in the process of being proved right in spades — and as a resident of Nevada, which went Democratic thanks only to the single “blue” county where the Culinary Union proudly brags of busing tens of thousands of Spanish-speakers to the polls, I can’t wait to see how different our state Legislature will look after all these illegal voters are rounded up and shipped back to their dirt-floored hovels of origin.
As for the fantastic narrative that all those tens of thousands of blue-collar Trump voters and rally enthusiasts were actually Russian spies disguised as blue-collar Americans in John Deere caps? Dementia.
If Hillary lost because of the Wikileaking of John Podesta’s emails, someone needs to ask why Hillary’s staffers were sending unencrypted emails to each other joking about how hard it was to “sober her up” late in the day, in the first place . . . and why they were still predicting a Hillary landslide on Election Day, months after they instructed “their press” to tell everyone it was illegal to even READ the Wikileaks emails . . . while also noting we’ve now learned the NSA knows how to hack an e-mail account using tools that MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS DONE BY THE RUSSIANS.
(Not that it would have taken sophistication beyond that of some bored high-school kid to send Mr. Podesta an e-mail saying “Your email password is insecure: please click on the following fake email site and tell us your password . . . dummy.”)
(Word is Julian Assange’s fate may hinge on the outcome of today’s Ecuadorian elections, by the way. Gosh, how politicians hate fresh air, sunshine, and people who ACTUALLY set about informing the public.)
The Democrat party continues to commit a bizarre form of political seppuku — with the failing New York Times and the viewer-hemorrhaging cable news networks egging them on — vowing to dig in their heels to block and obstruct anything Donald Trump tries to do (meaning anything Americans enthusiastically voted for), even if it involves declaring April to be Apple Pie Month. (Or National Child Abuse Month — https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/31/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-april-2017-national-child-abuse .)
They think the public won’t soon tire of the president not being allowed to see even his routine appointees seated . . . a courtesy granted to every president in our history, including the previously most reviled “outsider,” Andrew Jackson?
Is there really much suspense as we wait to learn the Democrats’ fate on the hustings 19 months from now, running on the five-point platform of “1) Sanctuary, amnesty and free college tuition for illegal-alien child rapists; 2) Millions more terror bombers and genital mutilators welcomed and granted instant citizenship with voter ID cards; 3) Mandatory cross-dressing and Muslim indoctrination in the elementary schools; 4) Continued crippling of our economy to prevent the emission of carbon dioxide (a harmless gas necessary to life on earth) and 5) . . . Elizabeth Warren”?
We will doubtless wade back into the fray, by fits and starts. Meantime, we have not been idle. Having closed our Las Vegas brick-and-mortar store late last year, we’ve been busy upgrading our Online offerings of 3,000 vintage books and records, now searchable by topic thanks to ABE’s provision of “Curated Collections” and “Bookseller catalogs” — see https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/StoreFrontDisplay?cid=51238921 . (Use the “Show More” buttons. Don’t bother with the “Bookseller Browse” function — generated by some Canadian computer, it’s pretty sparse.)
See some intriguing recent finds at: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22321739303 , https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22251770895 , https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22130060444 , and https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22183471741 .