All of the university libraries in Illinois are suffering because of our lack of state budget. Scholarly books published since 2015 (which are the ones that I need) aren’t getting bought by libraries. So I can’t order them from other university libraries. Our own collection is pathetically tiny but I used to be able to rely on other college libraries in the state.
When / if we finally get a budget, nobody will give us extra funds to close the gaping hole in the library collections that is being formed right now. Libraries are living organisms. You can’t treat them this way or they begin to die. Which, I’m sure, is not something that a creature like Rauner is capable of understanding.
After the strike on Syria, all of the Russian dissidents immediately and decisively fell in love with Trump. Now I can’t read the Russian-language part of my newsfeed at all.
These people are so facile.
“My doctor told me I have to go back on the low-carb diet,” I told my mother.
“And I’m on the Ukrainian diet,” she said. “It means I eat often and in huge portions.”
Turns out that the Democrats are not doing anything to renew the party and create a fresh vision for it because they are convinced they are guaranteed to win all elections from now on anyway. They believe that if they repeat constantly “OMG, did you hear the horrible things Trump said / did / tweeted today”, that will be enough for them to destroy Republicans forever.
Of course, the strategy turned to be a failure during the presidential election but they expect it to be a big hit in 2018.
This explains a lot. I thought that everything I’ve been seeing was deranged but no, there turned out to be a simple explanation. Liberals sincerely believe Trump is their ticket to complete domination of national politics because he’s bound to screw up so badly that they will look angelic in comparison.