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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Writer's Life 8/30 - Avoidance

I've been avoiding commentary on Anthony Weiner. What more can be said about the guy? It took a front page headline in today's NY Post to get me to include him here: "HUMA CUTS OFF WEINER." It's not quite the all-time classic "HEADLESS BODY in TOPLESS BAR," but it's up there. I'd sensed that union had devolved into a political marriage similar to Billary, but it obviously has outlived its usefulness. Unlike Slick Willie, Weiner doesn't bring anything to the table anymore. His political career is finished. He is disliked by most. Even the radical left might not vote for him. I'm sure Huma will find another ideologue to pair off with and advance her career. And I suspect Weiner will draw a lot of interest from women attracted to notoriety. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets offers from the porn world, which may be his natural habitat, given his penchant for revealing selfies and the silly online handle he chose -- Carlos Danger. It's a more honest profession than politics.

I've also avoided saying anything about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of the treatment of minorities by police. I've said this many times: when are there going to be protests against the violence many black men do to each other, which dwarfs the number of deaths at the hands of authorities and are never justified, unlike the 99% of police shootings, which are?

My thanks to the elderly gentleman who donated ten books in Russian, and to the middle age one who bought four of them, including a translation of Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears. For the third straight session I had only one buyer. Fortunately, all three bought in bulk. My thanks also to Herbie, who donated two more paperback thrillers, and to the Jewish Meals on Wheels lady, who gave me an apple juice, and to Mark, who gave me a lemonade which, as a diabetic, he is unable to drink without consequence. The most amusing aspect of the day was complaints about the heat. Compared to what it had been, it was paradise. And the humidity was low.
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