Interesting article about Trumpism being really about victimhood. As others pointed out, it is also about identity politics. And I think here lies the rub: people who want that sort of politics for themselves cannot stop other groups from doing similar. And if the other groups outnumber you…

About the Democrats and 2020:

So, Sen. Warren appears to be channeling Sen. Sanders. Personally, I much prefer the approach: “here is where we are, this is where I think we can get to in a reasonable amount of time and this is how I’ve done such things in the past”, which is why Sen. Klobuchar is appealing to me.

I don’t have much patience with wild, bold promises. Still, there is one poll that shows Warren beating Biden head to head, though it is only one poll, and in many polls she is under 10 percent.

Workout notes: weights plus 2 mile walk: weight: started off bloated; after weights I was down to 188.5 (not much sweat). Walk was pleasant. Right foot: top is slightly sore.
rotator cuff, pull ups 5 sets of 10, one of 5 (went well) bench: 10 x 135, 2 x 185, incline: 10 x 135, decline: 10 x 160. standing military: 9 x 50, 10 x 45. seated, supported: 15 x 50. machine row: 3 sets of 10 x 110. weightless squats, 10 x 30 goblet (full depth toward the end). plank, headstand, crow (count of 40), knee stretches.

I wasn’t as tired as I thought that I would be; I have to remember that what I did was merely a training run intensity 13 miles…not really that much.

How Woke Are You? Here is a situation

Ok, a politician is at an event on stage, and someone from the audience rushes in to take the microphone away from said candidate to talk about their pet issue.

This is what I had in mind:

So here is my “woke quiz”: what do you think of this situation?

If you just say “someone rudely tried to co-opt someone else’s event to steal a captive audience …and perhaps said something about how rude the person was….
You get a “D”.

If you mention EITHER that the person interrupting is male and the person he interrupted and stole the microphone from is female OR if you mention that the interrupter is white and the person being interrupted is “of color”, you get a “C”.

If you mention a WHITE MALE interrupted a FEMALE OF COLOR, then you get a “B”.

If you mention what was said in the “B” answer AND note that he interrupted just when the candidate (Senator Harris, in this case) was talking about “equal pay for women”, then you get an “A”.

IF you think I am kidding…just look at the reactions on Twitter…instead of saying “kook rudely interrupts politician”, they say “white man interrupts “woman of color”:


If you mention that, yes, these kooks interrupt white males too and perhaps mention that this kook probably was unaware of what the Senator was saying, well, that is a micro-aggression.

Seriously: many liberals just cannot discuss anything without tossing in some victimization of a class interpretation (rather than a rude jerk co-opting someone else’s event). I believe such liberals to be our Bible Beaters…with a different canon.

Now if the kook is a conservative who is interrupting a protected minority…and even a female conservative…well…the woke answer is that this poor female internalized the misogyny of the patriarchy.