● So the Womyn’s March is today and unless you know to look for it, there’s no evidence of it. You know, the danger with withholding your services is that people often find out how little you actually add to the equation. Careful, losers.
● I find it interesting that the two things the left remains obsessed with Trump over are his tax returns and his ties to Russia, neither of which matter to anyone. So much for him creating rape America... rounding up gays... reinstituting slavery... you get the picture. The other thing the left/media is doing now is writing these theoretical articles that are ridiculous. Today’s warned us that “The Air Could Become More Smoggy Under Trump!” The other day it was “What will happen if health insurance becomes unaffordable?!” Uh, when did it become affordable? Basically, they are going issue by issue and speculating that everything could get worse. What a joke.
● With Obama seemingly fleeing from his return to politics, Hillary of all people is now talking about returning. This says a lot about the lack of talent the Democrats have. But seriously, who else is there right now? Jerry Brown? Joe Biden? Pelosi? The Ghost of Tip O'Neal?
● So apparently, Ivanka Trump’s fashion line has reported record sales, increasing 346%. That’s hilarious! So much for the power of the left to boycott. Shame on you Nordstroms. Starbucks, meanwhile, has lost sales since thumbing its nose at Trump over the travel ban.
● Unemployment has fallen to 4.7%. Let’s see if Trump can do what Obama could not do... but every other President could... and get it to 3%!
● Did you notice that Trump re-issued the Horribly Racist Anti-Muslim Executive Order... and no one really seemed to care this time? So what does that make the outrage the first time? Oh yeah... fake.
● The Democrats are trying to copy the GOP’s structure now, which I find interesting. First, wasn’t the GOP this evil chaotic thing always on the verge of civil war? Doesn't that make copying it a bit like recreating the government of Liberia? Even more to the point, the GOP structure has really not been successful. The GOP is a mess. The only things keeping them afloat are (1) their ideology appeals at the state level, (2) gerrymandering in the House, and (3) the unpalatability of the Democrats nationally.
● Finally, back on this Coffee Klatch Day thing. I’m already seeing several article on the left that worry this will backfire. They note that striking is very unpopular in the US and this is a strike. They noted that schools closed in the DC/NoVA/MD area and this is will piss off parents. They worry that nurses might not show up or airlines could be grounded if women don’t show up, all of which “will cause chaos” -- actually, it will cause chaos for a small, but very angry high-profile group of people. They worry that no one really knows why they are doing this either, and that makes the whole thing
Those are good points. I think the bigger problem is this... to be blunt... these women are whining. They are whining that they don’t like their jobs and want more than they are getting. They are whining that their first world lives aren’t fulfilling and that people don’t shower them with respect and attention. And they are taking the day off to whine about it. Those are bad optics. It’s selfish. It’s entitled. It’s out of touch.
It's also a mistake. It will highlight just how little these people actually matter when life doesn't stop or turn to chaos. When people realize, huh, that missing chick didn't really keep our office going, did she?... or they start to ask questions like, why is my kid's teacher out playing around when they schools suck of badly?... that's when people change their minds about your worth, and not in a good way.
In fact, there is no possibility of positive momentum from this. Their numbers will be much smaller than before, so it will feel like a fading movement. Their demands have gotten less clear if anything, so they will feel like a movement devolving. And look for the enduring publicity to be a series of articles about womyn who got fired for attending, making it seem like society had issued its verdict. If you're going to do a show of power... you better have some to show.