Saturday, 21 January 2017

Donald Trump Is The 45th President Of America. What Happens Now?

Donald Trump cartoon
Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the USA. Unpopular before he even starts, and already working on rolling back the Affordable Care Act, he's hit the ground running. Let's take a look at what's happening now.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

2017 - Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt

Distorted photo of Wendy Cockcroft
The way we see each other

I wish you all a happy new year. May it be a prosperous one for all of us. Such sentiments are expected but already 2017 is turning into a nightmare, hence the photo. This is the view that many of us have of each other due to divisive see-saw politics and slanted news reports. Expect it to get worse. If 2016 is any kind of indicator, people are going to work harder for less and hate each other more. I'm hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel but I can't see it yet. Let's take a look back at 2016 to get an idea of where we're going this year.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

If Customers Aren't At The Heart Of Your Business, You Won't Remain In Business

Me typing at Christmas cartoon
'Tis the season to be hacked off. Tra la la flippin' la la la. They had one job: deliver two hampers to my family. They goofed it up. I could either use this post to shame them or to talk about how effective customer service can make mess-ups right. I might as well do both.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Anarchy Doesn't Scale: Pirates Fail To Form A Government In Iceland

In my last post on the subject of the Icelandic government I was looking forward to being proved wrong but alas, it is true: anarchy doesn't scale. You can't govern by committee. Government requires leadership and when that is absent decision-making becomes a convoluted process in which various factions must be appeased.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Go Home, Uncle Sam, You're Drunk

How Partisan Politics Wrecked America's Reputation

You can almost hear the sound of a can being crumpled and dropped to the floor, followed by a burp and a fart as Uncle Sam scratches his bum, rising from his battered sofa to stagger to the fridge for another beer. Whatever happened to the leader of the free world? And what will happen next?

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Pirates In Power: Can They Govern Iceland?

The recent election in Iceland have resulted in a Mexican standoff in which none of the parties with the most votes has enough seats to give it an overall majority. Coalition is the only way forward but getting disparate parties to agree enough to govern together has proved problematic.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

How Identity Politics And Fake News Killed Conservatism

American conservatism has died, killed by identity politics, fake news, echo chambers, and the shaming of dissenters. What remains is an alt-right cartoon parody that mocks the values we conservatives have always held dear. This is what happened.