Five minutes of good cheer

Sky News Australia never ceases to inform and entertain, especially the delightful Rita Panahi. And there’s the stupidity of Hunter Biden.

Plus, Hunter’s daddy, the daffy, old man drooling in the Oval Office. What an administration! Afghanistan returned to the fanatical Taliban, something Trump had well in hand with minimal troops and cash. Trump also had ISIS virtually eliminated in his first year. We’ll soon see how the Biden Team lets them regroup.

Trump had the southern U.S. border quiet and calm. Adiós to that! Mobs pouring in. Gas prices up, inflation in general. No more energy independence. America is back on the tit of foreign oil.

With Trump in Mar-A-Lago, America is being run like Portland, Chicago, New York City and the entire State of California. Democrats rule!

The hissy fits

fitWE MEXICANS love our hissy fits. They rarely resolve anything, but we throw them anyway. Here are three examples:

First: Eight or so years ago, Mexico City switched its electricity provider from some unionized outfit that ran an antiquated system to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, the modern entity that provides light to most of the nation.

The unionized outfit promptly threw a hissy fit. For months, they blockaded the entrance to the CFE high-rise on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. The government ignored them.

These days the entrance is open, and electricity service is immeasurably improved.

Second: Mexico is in the early stages of an “education reform.” In part, this entails competency tests for teachers and they also lose the right to hand off their jobs to relatives on retirement. Unionized teachers promptly threw hissy fits.

The fits happened mostly in the usual suspect, backward states of Michoacán, Chiapas and Oaxaca. Unions blocked roads and highways, and squealed in the streets. The government is giving them lip service, but mostly it’s ignoring them.

Like the improved electricity provider in Mexico City, the education reform will happen.

Third, another reform is the energy sector, which is getting into high gear this year. For a variety of reasons, gas prices have gone up a lot. How did we react? We threw hissy fits, blocking highways, attacking gas stations, looting stores.

People want the old government-subsidized gasoline price. The government will ignore them and, in time, things will be better. Though gas prices likely will be higher.

Our hissy fits normally result in squat, but we throw them anyway. And it’s usually unions having the fits, fighting change, modernization and improvements.