Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Sun Apr 2 13:30:44 EDT 2017


On Sunday 02 April 2017 12:26:40 Steve D'Aprano wrote:

> On Sun, 2 Apr 2017 04:41 pm, Terry Reedy wrote:
> > On 4/1/2017 12:00 PM, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> >> example of the Ugly American.
> >
> > As an American I resent your promotion and perpetuation of an ugly
> > ethno-centric stereotype.
>
> I'm glad you didn't try to describe it as a *unfair* or *unjustified*
> stereotype, because (let's face it) after November 8th 2016, that
> simply wouldn't fly.

While I too detest that label, I will have to admit that I am one of the 
conservatives, believing our Constitution and Bill of Rights have been 
used as TP by the "establishment" over the last 65+ years, who enabled 
that surprise.

Wash., DC has been turned into a polluted swamp that needed drained and 
cleaned up, and the Donald was the only one that wasn't part of the same 
old, same old, bull crap establishment, and with enough money to run.

However, I'll be the first to admit I am less than impressed with his 
efforts vis-a-vis global warming. He, I suspect, will be a 1 term 
president unless he starts listening to the technical people's warnings.

I'd also make the prediction that the 2020 winner will _not_ be from the 
establishment. Maybe not even from the two party system. I am hoping 
that this will cause all (surviving) parties to do some navel gazing, 
and contemplating not how to enrich the constituent businesses they own 
under the table, but maybe, actually work for the common good. Taking 
money completely out of the equation would be one way, but you could 
hear the gored oxen that would wound fatally clear out to Pluto, without 
a radio.

Human avarice being what it is, whether I'll live long enough to see that 
happen isn't up to me. At 82, it doesn't look like near as big a chance 
as it did when I was 60.
>
> Not all Americans, perhaps not even a majority or a plurality, are
> Ugly Americans, but there are enough of them to screw it up for
> everyone else.
>
Generally, I try to stay out of the Ugly camp. Then I look in the mirror 
and know its hopeless. :(

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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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