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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pierwalker Log: April 16, 2019

Writing start: 10:16 A.M.
Finish: 3:50 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1500
Edited (est.): 8000

1. Failure: Off

2. Book Three Melody: Off till Saturday

3. Rapscallion: Read-through of chapter three

4. Angel: Book Three: 600 new words
Notes: Coming to the end of the chapter.

5. Rumpel: 500 new words
Notes: Getting a better idea of where to go from here.

6. Random Chance: Read-edit of chapter eight from Book One

7. LOTR: 400 new words
Notes: Slow-going.

8. Port Story: Off till Monday

Special Projects: Transcribing Montaigne day 3/3

Extra notes: I don't like Bernie Sanders. I very much don't like his followers.

They are, in many ways, no better than Trump's MAGAts; and Sanders himself is really no less autocratic and dishonest than the Orange Ass Boil himself.

If Sanders somehow manages to win the Democratic nomination, I will vote for him. Of course. But I will do it holding my nose; and I will do it knowing that Trump will beat him, that Sanders' supporters, while frothing at the mouth and doing everything they can to convince America that everyone wants him, will see the ugly truth at the polls.

Sanders is a far, far cry from Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. Both are his intellectual and political superiors; both are far more studied and eloquent; both are exponentially more inspirational; and both claim followers who represent to a far greater degree the electorate.

Sanders is far too old; he's far too male; and he's far too white. His bigoted comments regarding primaries held in the south during the 2016 campaign speak to his ignorance regarding what gets people to the polls these days: it is about identity politics, and his refusal to see that is downright dangerous. Too, his continual blowing off of Clinton Democrats--who actually won the presidential campaign for Hillary--is likely willful ignorance. For that reason, I question his statements about being all-inclusive. I very much doubt that he is.

So I refuse to believe the massive propaganda coming out of his camp and spewing from his mindless followers regarding his popularity. My mother always said that the louder someone is screaming about something, the less certain they are about their position. She was right. Sanders and his supporters are screaming mighty loud these days. That by itself makes me very suspicious.

It should you, too.