OUR CRAZY WORLD

The American Presidential election promises a fitting chaotic finale to a monumentally disastrous year for the world.

A voter surplus for Trump is plainly not going to occur. Last time he lost by 3 million votes but won the White House through the undemocratic vagarities of the electoral college system. This time he should lose by at least 5 million votes but may still retain the office.

Election day will be a circus with Trump crying corruption and refusing to budge if he’s a clear loser.  

No-one is going to vote enthusiastically for the hollow man Biden, rather a majority will vote against Trump. He has been a non-stop outrage and has almost daily stained the office with his behaviour, lies, gross miss-management and ignorance.

That said, millions will still hold their nose and cast for him. First, the sizeable affluent sector, justifiably fearful of Democrat taxes, will back him.

Additionally, the stolid middle-class, outraged by the radical left’s non-stop rioting will similarly see him as a President who will call out the National Guard and put a stop to this, something the dithering Biden is unlikely to do.

Then there’s key states like Florida that are likely to opt for Trump. Florida has a huge Latino population of people who have fled oppressive dictatorships, notably Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua plus others. They endorse Trump’s antagonistic actions towards their homeland despots.

Florida additionally has a sizeable Jewish retiree population whom Trump has actively wooed with his pro-Israel actions. His latest effort, engineering nonsensical Peace Agreements between Israel and respectively Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, are amusing.  

That’s like Winston, donning his Foreign Minister’s hate and organizing Peace Treaties between Tonga and Estonia or Nauru and Nepal, for all it means. But it may carry votes with elderly Florida Jews.

We are living in crazy times so how best to cope with it? Logic says, given as individuals we can only ever be spectators, it’s best to sit back and laugh at the pervading madness.

And nothing epitomises it more than when the world’s greatest ever nation opts for an individual who would have no chance of success were he to seek the mayoralty of Huntly.

NEW ZEALAND 2020 HEALTH STATISTICS

Total Road Deaths to Date: 218
Total Coronavirus Deaths to Date: 25

NOTE: Thanks to the lockdown the road toll is down on past recent years.

BROADCASTING COMPLAINT UPHELD AGAINST MIKE HOSKING

The above is a New Zealand Herald website heading.

It’s extraordinary given it pertains to their own columnist and is totally inaccurate.

In fact the complaint quite rightly was not upheld as the subsequent article made clear. This is yet another typical newspaper sub-editor cockup in writing utterly misleading headings to stories, not through malice but instead slop.

SWEDEN

Back in early March I wrote on this site that intuition told me when it’s all done and dusted I suspect Sweden will prove to have got it right with what was then described as the herd approach to the corona virus. Now increasingly the serious press abroad is publishing articles from diverse “experts” saying as much.