Thursday, September 8, 2016

All Trump, all the time

Having fun back at school, sort of. My international trade prof is the first prof I've found in economics so far that actually lectures instead of just reading crap off slides. And my stats prof used to be a quant at TD.

I guess you just have to get past 2nd year before you are allowed to be taught as if you're at a university.

Meanwhile, Trump's been having fun:

WaPo - Donald Trump happy to destabilize Mexico. Derp:
Trump insinuates very clearly that his goal was to shake up the Mexican government. "And if you look at what happened, look at the aftermath today where the people that arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government. That's how well we did," he said.

The United States' ally and neighbor to the south will probably be surprised to hear that Trump's aim in visiting their country was to undercut its leaders and force them to resign -- particularly a close confidante of Peña Nieto's like now-former finance minister Luis Videgaray. Trump hadn't previously indicated that this was his goal in visiting the country. And Peña Nieto, embattled as he is, surely won't appreciate the idea that this trip was planned with the hope of sparking further upheaval in his administration.
He's not exactly Reagan, is he?


Reuters - Gary Johnson asks "what is this thing called Aleppo?" Derp:
"What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo," Johnson was asked.

"About Aleppo. And what is Aleppo?" he responded.

"You're kidding?" the MSNBC interviewer said.

"No," Johnson said.

"Aleppo is in Syria. ... It's the epicenter of the refugee crisis," the interviewer said.

"OK, got it. Got it," Johnson said.
This is the level of outright ignorance and stupidity that characterizes the loony right-wing in the US, and yet people equivocate this gross incompetence with some chick running an email server.

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