Sunday, January 28, 2018

News From the Future

Rumor Has It: If Robert Muller is fired as Special Counsel, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will replace him with Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and an informal adviser on cyber security to the White House. Neither the Republican controlled House nor Senate plan on voicing any opposition. According to several DOJ sources, should Giuliani be unable to assume the position, the job will go to Devin Nunes, the current chair of the House Intelligence Committee. A high profile White House aide recently speculated to a group of reporters. "We're expecting full compliance from our people in congress."

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Me, the President and Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law: We've all heard of it and most have experienced it at one time or another. But sometime round the mid-seventies I came across a life changing book by Tom Robbins, "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." And it was a book written and published especially for the 70s.
To make a long story short however, I experienced a reference in that book to Murphy’s Law, which I like to call, “The Robbins Addendum": “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and it can be used to your advantage provided, of course, things go wrong enough.” It's a good way of dealing with crazy, unreasonable work environments and/or bosses. Besides creating total chaos and distraction, it often mucks up the evil agenda of the powers that be, which can be both satisfying and entertaining. And if it's done with a little humor, honesty and sensitivity, it's usually fun, of little harm and may even shine a bit of light into the dark. But in 2018 I'm seeing how dark and harmful the Robbins Addendum can actually be. When done for narcissistic, vengeful and/or petty reasons, the Addendum can get very scary. But oh well, I've created my share of fun and entertaining chaos but now I am seeing its darker side and it isn't pretty. But what can I say? What goes around comes around.

Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius