We finally made it. By next week's memo we will (hopefully) know who the next President will be. It is important to remember that one of the things that makes America uniquely great is our ability, as citizens, to let our voices be heard. Even if you hate both Clinton & Trump equally, vote. It's the most American thing you can do.
P.S. Everybody is filling out their own version of the electoral map, so I decided to join in on the fun. I'll check back in next week to see how it turned out.
This is my last chance. Skip over it if you want, but you'll only have yourself to blame in two years.....I'm only kidding! (sort of).
I feel like I've seen this headline written 1000 different ways..
My vote for "Late Night TV Bit of Election Season"..
Trump is a clown. The majority of his supporters, however, are not. They are hard working, under-educated (generalization, I know) Americans who have a voice in our system just like everyone else. The future of American politics rest on the ability for one of the major parties to understand these voters, what issues they care about and how best to make them a permanent part of the process.
Let's recap. Hillary had a private server. She never really apologized or acknowledged wrong doing by having that server. The FBI, through a lengthy investigations, did not find enough evidence to suggest an indictment, but instead decided to scold her during a press conference. Now the FBI has found new emails, of which nobody knows anything about. House GOP members are already calling for her impeachment. Did I miss anything? Hopefully these articles will help clear up any confusion about the new batch of emails...
And now for a laugh on the matter..
Most voters are clueless. I would guess that more than 50% don't know the first thing about the issues, real policy debates or even basic facts about how our government works. Is it their fault? I'd argue no. They, for the most part, are under educated with their only access to information through Hannity or the far reaches of the internet. But should these uninformed voters even be allowed to partake in the process of electing our leaders?
If we thought this year was depressing, just wait till next year..
As of yesterday (11/2/16), Iraqi forces have entered Mosul and begun the next phase of their offensive against ISIS. This marks the first time in two years that Iraqi forces have been inside the city.
The push by American backed forces (dubbed a disaster by guy who "knows more about ISIS than the Generals") seems to be going so well that the leader of ISIS decided to chime in and help rally his troops.
Here's a little background on the mysterious leader of ISIS:
The Cubs finally breaking through and winning a World Series, coming back from the brink of defeat has to be one of the best sports stories this century. Congrats to all the long suffering Cubs fans.
I found these articles to be especially insightful. Theo Epstein may very well be the best executive in all of sports. Known by many as a "numbers guy" (sabermetrics), Theo may not have used numbers as much as we like to think when building the world champion Cubs.
Silicon Valley / Tech
Apple is no longer an innovative company, unless of course you consider the rushed to market Apple watch innovative. Do they make money? Yes. Do they have more cash than they know what to do with? Yes. Are they still a dominant player in the tech industry? Of course. But are they going to be eventually doomed with no true visionary leading the company?