The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

To be fair, Trump doesn't want to kill his own Vice President

A real-estate-rich, thin-skinned, temperamental, yet charismatic celebrity who runs a tell-it-like-it-is political campaign attacking corrupt elites and promising a better life for the common man is accused of being unfit to serve, but after slogging through a mud-slinging campaign, complicated by sex scandals and an electoral college kerfuffle, he shocks the establishment and thrills his supporters by thrashing his more-experienced opponent and winning the ultimate prizeā€”the highest office in the land.

Introducing the President of the United States. . . Andrew Jackson?

Via Instapundit, Is Donald Trump a Modern-Day Andrew Jackson? | Observer

This is an interesting comparison between two US Presidents (technically, a former US President and a US Presidential Elect). Five promises of Jackson that mirror what Trump promised are covered and it shows we could be in for some fun.

Now the real question is—does Trump follow Jacksonian diplomacy?

Mead goes on to explain the political tradition that underlies this ferocity, which he names after President Andrew Jackson. Jacksonians, Mead argues, view America as a country that just wants to be left alone. They have little interest in the “Hamiltonian” project of prying other countries open to American commerce or the “Wilsonian” project of spreading democracy and liberty across the globe. But when attacked, especially by what they consider dishonorable foes, Jacksonians believe that “wars must be fought with all available force. The use of limited force is deeply repugnant.”

Donald Trump and America's Jacksonian Tradition - The Atlantic

Fun times indeed.


You thought I was joking when I said that Microsoft is a bank with a hobby in software

In other words, Yahoo became a Wall Street mutual fund who inexplicably also offered web mail and cat videos.

Errata Security: No, Yahoo! isn't changing its name

I just wanted to quote that one line.


It's that epiphany when you realize you went to high school with someone you see on television

So I'm watching some videos on YouTube when a commercial for Orchard Supply and Hardware pops up.

Hey, I recognize that voice! I think.

[Do you have a birdhouse that's like a cute little lake cottage with a decorative field stone fireplace?]

Hey! I think, I recognize her face! I went to high school with her!

That's not something that happens too often. And it's nice to know that Laura has had success with her Thespian skills.

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