It's January 2022 and Alberta is in trouble with premier Jason Kenney facing a rebellion from conservatives because he's unable to stand against his own red tories, the media, and the federal left. As a result Kenney is probably going to face a leadership vote in which everybody loses because neither he nor any of the insider contenders for his job have sufficient credibility with Albertans to overcome media support for their invisible but beloved NDP.
Dear Mr. Kenney:
You're under attack from within your own party - and the other side's happily cheering these people on. So now what?
Reverse course: pull a Trump, tell the delusional to suck eggs, and get on with it.
At present voting in the United States relies mainly on Microsoft's Windows technologies and depends on the movement of data between a total of over a million independently programmable machines via networks and human carried devices like usb drives and data cards. All of these things are vulnerable to fairly simple attacks that can be difficult to see, are almost impossible to prevent, and can significantly affect the vote count.
The wisdom of the deplorables has a simple application to all levels of education except some trade and specialty schools: the system costs too much, doesn't adequately teach the basics, and is largely committed to enforcing political and cultural norms not generally shared by those who pay for it.
The first law of government is: "if it doesn't work, do more of it."
Shutdowns are counter-productive - so I expect we'll see a resurgence of this nonsense.
Masks spread the disease - so I expect to see increased demands for more and better masking.
The truth is that the Chinese flu gun isn't loaded and the progressives using it to enforce compliance should be laughed off stage.
The headline "Meth Lab explosion adds two to Corona Death Toll" exaggerates, but there's more than a kernel of truth to it. The truth is that none of the numbers on offer from anybody can be trusted, the case stories on offer from the media appear hand picked to evoke a fear response, and acting on disinformation generally leads to worse outcomes than not acting at all.
Masks in the hands of untrained non medical personal can be very useful for robbing banks, but are worse than useless for protecting anyone from a virus.
March 19, 2020
There is no publicly known rational basis for continuing the current national response to the Wuhan virus beyond this weekend, so either government knows something we don't, or it's all politics, panic, and stupidity from here.
March 28, 2020
Dear Mr. Kenney:
Summary: I see your government as trying hard to do the right things, but you are acting on some very bad advice from Mackinnon whose net effects, intended or not, risk bringing the NDP back into power.