I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

You can touch it

Well, it's Wednesday and I'm off work, so this is definitely not my Hump Day.  I'm off tomorrow as well.  Retail, you know?  Ain't no such thing as a regular work week.
I listened to an interesting podcast on Gallup about the shrinking GOP base.  The gist of it, for those who can't spare the time to listen, is that uneducated whites make up the majority of the GOP base, about 42%.  Five years ago they made up 45% of the base.  Their numbers are in the decline.  They are also becoming stridently more Republican... yep, they're getting redder even as they shrink.  Interestingly, it is the Idiot Jerk in the White House who is intensifying their... hue.  He has done this by picking targets the uneducated embrace, like immigration.  Paradoxically speaking, after Romney had his ass kicked the GOP spent lots of money to find out why, and, of course, the answer was minorities.  They just weren't reaching people of color... any color.  They decided the best way to grow their party was by converting Hispanics to Conservatism...  Their problem is no one told the Idiot Jerk in the White House, who has chosen to make the immigration of Hispanics and incendiary issue.  His uneducated, white base loves this.  Everybody else is saying... "what the fuck?"
AM had said that when she was at the Louvre there had been no glass pyramid, so I thought I'd share a picture of what you see when you take the escalator down.

And yes, if you want, you can touch it... and no, I didn't.  Back when I was in high school, there was a guy in my class who was expelled because he'd said to a girl he was sitting next to in study hall, "touch it, make it rise."  The last thing I wanted to do was rest the point of that pyramid in the palm of my hand and watch it grow....💫💫💫😃


  1. "uneducated whites make up the majority of the GOP base" - yeah, like my BIL/SIL. my sister and BIL are educated, and they support the dump. fucking asstwats, ALL OF THEM!

    thanks for the pix; interesting! "touch it, make it rise" - I would rather touch other things than this pyramid (wink wink).

    1. Unfortunately, we cannot pick our family members...

  2. Oh, how i wish the Cheeto base would shrink to NOTHING. They're regressive, reactionary fools who long for a mythical time that never really existed. Their racism, sexism and xenophobia will be the end of them. Hopefully.

    And I have seen 3D videos of the Louvre. Stunning. One day I'll go and spend three days walking it up and down.


    1. My recommendation for seeing the Louvre... go early and go see the Mona Lisa first. That's what I did. Then take the rest of the time to wander around. It used to be a palace and some of the rooms are soooo big.