Poof! One good thing came out of the West Coast forest fires this past week. Portland’s riots suddenly vanished while we experienced the most hazardous air pollution on the planet. But then we got rain this weekend. Air cleared. And the idiots are back at it. Rioting in Portland resumed last night, this time attacking the ICE building (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement). And of course now they are railing about Ginsburg dying and the fact that President Trump has the authority to nominate her replacement to SCOTUS. Blah, blah, blah. Well, maybe there is a silver lining on this cloud. The rioters are clearly pushing the electorate further into Trump’s camp and further away from Biden. Nobody associates the lawlessness with Republicans, they are wholesale associated with Democrats. Part of me wants to see the idiots keep at it until they successfully push Trump over the finish line in November. On the other hand, the rioting has become so blasé. Their idiot antics have literally become commonplace and no longer newsworthy. Because nobody with half a brain goes into downtown Portland anymore, day or night, they are pretty much out of sight and out of mind. Even the local news hardly pays them any attention. I wonder if that's the case where you live? The rioters have shown themselves to be just a bunch of meaningless nobodies doing mindless things and, now, playing to an absent audience. It's really a bit sad, and a very tiny part of me almost feels sorry for them (almost, but not quite), because really, can human life get any more shallow than that? With lives that devoid of meaning my intuition tells me these people doing the rioting are going to be very susceptible to suicide in years ahead.