Lisa and I are currently watching something called Tarzan in Manhattan. It’s a late 80s tv movie where Tarzan goes to New York and teams up with a private investigator played by Tony Curtis. Jan-Michael Vincent is in it, as well. It’s pretty bad but at least I know what I’ll be reviewing for the Shattered Lens tomorrow. As bad as this is, I’m glad that we found it before we forced to resort to binging our way through the Police Academy movies on Netflix. That day will come eventually but we’re still trying to hold it off for as long as possible.
We watched a little of Trump’s daily press briefing today. A lot of people are upset because Trump said, incorrectly, that he has absolute authority as President. It’s amazing to watch the people who celebrated eight years of “I have a pen and a phone” suddenly discovering why checks and balances are actually a good thing. One would hope that they would continue to remember it even after they return to power but I doubt they will. They’re not really upset about the potential usurpation of power. They’re just mad that Trump is the one doing it. America deserves better than it’s getting from both its leaders and its media.
Other than Trump’s press conference, the big political news is that Bernie formally endorsed Joe Biden today. They had a live stream conversation, during which Biden appeared to be reading from a teleprompter. Say what you will about Bernie, and I think I’ve made it clear that I don’t agree with him about much, but Bernie doesn’t need a script to have a conversation. It may not matter, of course. Trump is such a divisive figure that the Democrats may not need a good candidate to beat him and there are a lot of people who will happily vote for anyone but Trump. But I still can’t imagine actually being enthusiastic about Biden on any level other than the fact that he’s not Trump.
In the UK, Boris Johnson is out of the hospital. That’s some good news to end on.