Thursday, September 05, 2019

Good News!

All day every day bad news gets the most attention.  Is that all there is, I wondered?  So I went looking and lo and behold found some things to be happy about.  For example:

There is a good chance that Netanyahu will not be re-elected when the Israelis vote later this month.  His support seems to be ebbing away.

The Italians got their act together and formed a new government without including Salvini’s populist League Party, so the anti-immigrant fascists will not be in control as they have been for the past year.

While the chaos in Britain surrounding the Brexit soap opera continues unabated, Boris Johnson has not had his way with Parliament.  Indeed, he lost two key votes yesterday and is on the defensive.  My hope, still a long shot outcome, is that they come to their senses, have another election and then back away from the ridiculous idea that leaving Europe would be a good thing.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, announced that she would withdraw the contentious extradition bill that ignited the huge demonstrations that have plagued Hong Kong for months.  That’s good news, but I’m afraid it’s too little too late.  I’d be surprised if the people of Hong Kong, especially the young people, don’t continue their protests about other issues or laws they don’t like.

Representative Jim Sensebrenner of Wisconsin, a Republican mainstay for 40 years, announced he won’t be running for re-election.  That makes sixteen Republican lawmakers who intend to retire or seek another office in 2020.  By contrast, very few Democrats are taking this route.  I think they are like sharks who smell blood in the water.

Have a nice day!


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