Sunday, December 11, 2016

LGBTQ : Mainstream Pronunciation

The hurdles that the LGBTQ folks face really start with the awkward acronym that stands for their brand."All for one and one for all "to borrow Dumas' Three Musketeers oath is simple. Try a rousing oath using LGBTQ.It doesn't work.It will never be adopted into mainstream conversation.Could LGBTQ be sung?That would help very little. Could LGBTQ be condensed into a phonetic utterance? I.E. Leg-but-q. The phonetic treatment adds some WD-40 to the tongue contortion. Hey. That may work on two levels! Any upside to the acronym LGBTQ ? Yeah. Kind of works best as a class action group in a legal suit.But legalistic people get tiresome. I predict the LGBTQ acronym will fade because of awkwardness. The awkwardness should obviate the need for a larger acronym.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson: U.S. And Russia Versus China ?

Looks like our next Secretary Of State will be Rex Tillerson. He's the CEO of Exxon Mobil. He also has a friendly relationship with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.If Trump is trying to cool the rhetoric here and abroad about Russia he's made a good choice. A warm relationship between Russia and the U.S. should somewhat worry China. We share with Russia approximately an equal number of nuclear warheads and as important many delivery vehicles.So we and Russia flank China and it's 1.4 billion ravaging population. China is eating it's way through the planet. So it's an easier choice to befriend Russia militarily. China looks at the world with the eyes if its neighbors can fit into a frying pan. Russia has more modest needs when it comes to lunch.Trump made a a good strategic choice in a Russian detente.