Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Learned a new word - Gluckschmerz. It's the pain felt upon seeing another's good fortune. Basically the opposite of Schadenfreude. Oh you wacky Germans...  We need to stop saying "Socialism has failed every time it's been tried" and instead start saying "Socialism has caused tremendous human suffering every time it's been tried." Much more historically accurate... Growing up there was a basketball drill called "suicides" which was basically a sprinting change of direction conditioning drill. Given the insensitive name and today's politically correct culture - I have to wonder what the drill is called today?... This is insanity... The Democrats are trying to pass an additional $3.5 TRILLION in new spending but they say that's OK because it will be completely paid for by new taxes. Why isn't the Democrats want to raise taxes by $3.5 billion the top political story in the country? And don't give me the taxes will just be on the rich crap. A big part of the tax increase with be on additional tobacco taxes. Don't think there's many billionaires in this country who smoke but blue collar workers (especially those in the restaurant business) will really be hit by this tax increase... As an aside I'm very bullish on the Boston Celtics this season. The 76ers are dealing with the Ben Simmons hold out and trade demands while the Brooklyn Nets are dealing with the NYC vaccine mandate and the fact that Kyrie Irving may not be able to play any home games this season because he hasn't gotten his jabs...  

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