Yesterday I checked my 401K. Once a year I'm allowed to transfer funds tax free into a safer place, where the stock market will have little to no effect on my savings. No, I don't convert it to cash and hide it in my mattress, if that's what you're thinking. Interestingly enough, while everybody is crowing about how great the stock market is, since April, my 401K is down 2.26%. The only funds there are the ones being deducted from my paycheck. Matching funds from my company have all been lost. Okay, so what's wrong with this picture? Maybe the economy isn't quite as good as Republicans say it is. Sure, unemployment is down, but where's the money! Show me the money!
And, of course, the Idiot Jerk in the White House is doing flaming cartwheels over Bob Woodward's book. Can we talk about salty nuggets which leave you wanting more... and more. I might actually buy it, you know? As I was reading little snippets yesterday, all I could do was laugh. If this thing is even halfway true, it makes dysfunctional look downright normal.
At the same time, I was horrified at how reprehensible the Republican Party has become. They support this monstrosity of humanity simply because he gives them what they want. Their hatred for America has never been so obvious. They want a Republican dictatorship, and he is only too happy to oblige. Except he, very, very unpopular.
For those who have never heard it, I'm going to repeat Dave's Axiom.. "A popular president can move the country to either the left, or the right and the public will go along with him. An unpopular president, trying to force the country to either the left, or the right, will move the public in the opposite direction." His disapproval rating pretty much sits at 60%. Almost 2/3's of the country believe this Idiot Jerk is totally unfit to be president. They want him out of the office. Believe me, he will be gone sooner than you think.
On a lighter note, I started playing Skyrim again. This is probably my fourth play through, though I don't know if I'll finish. Mostly it's to hold me over until the next Assassin's Creed comes out. From the reviews I've been seeing, that game is going to be simply spectacular. They're saying the story is over 100 hours longs. That's simply amazing. Here's some game play with Alexios on the island of Lesbos.
Hot, right? Really Hot. This is where he fights Melania, you know? Chick with the snakes in her hair... wait, you're telling me Melania doesn't have snakes in her hair. Then it must be that other chick... Medusa.