“The tradition has been in every new administration to set aside past allegations of criminal behavior by the previous administration, whether it was torture that was illegal, or the Iran-Contra case, it has been set aside. Donald Trump is setting up bad karma for himself and the people around him, because one day there will be a Democratic administration, and the constraints against investigating criminal behavior by the previous administration, absent any compelling reason, will be gone. And it will be thanks to him.”
-Joe Conason, author of The Hunting of the President (during an AM Joy segment:
DOJ investigating Clinton emails, Clinton foundation)
Years ago in the late 1990s, I bought one of Scott Adams’ books, “The Dilbert Future”. I’d long been a Dilbert fan and the cartoon strip’s cynical view of office life, in part because the problems that Adams lampooned were often ubiquitous, and even more often ignored by people who went into management. At times, the engineering side of me would look at these problems and try to imagine solutions. Too much of the time, the solutions failed, but the resulting analysis of them could be almost as amusing as Adams’ original work.
“The Dilbert Future” certainly entertained me, but his usual material about mismanagement that he expounded upon in his narrative wasn’t the most memorable thing that I recall about the book. No, the part I recall about the book came at the end. In his final passage, he advised his readers that he was a firm believer in the use of affirmations to achieve goals. He promised that if you wrote down your goal 15 times a day, and visualizing achieving it, you would see your goal achieved as if by magic. For a cynical cartoonist, this seemed, well, unexpected.