Okay, I'm back. There's a lot of water out there between New Zealand, Tasmania, and up through the Pacific to Canada. 14 hours to fly down there, and 36 days to get back. It's going to be a while before I get back in form to absorb all of the daily news through a larger filter of sources. All I had on the boat (Holland American Noordam) was their NY Times Daily Digest (published for USA readers, Canadians, Australians, Brits, and Germans) plus the on board satellite-connected TV with BBC, ESPN, Fox, and MSNBC. Read a few books, and talked politics with many fellow international passengers. The interesting part of making political conversation is the art of saying not much of anything, and generic hoo-haa, and awaiting the initial spike of an opinion on Trump to emerge. There are a lot of people who do not like Trump, and are willing to talk about it, and there are some who are in his camp, but we did not talk to. Anyway, you would probably like this Will Ferrell piece on G.W. Bush which was done recently in mocking the format of the White House Correspondents' Dinner:
A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.