Reportedly “anxious” Democrats have urged Hillary Clinton to lighten up and be more open on the campaign trail. Their exhortations are based on those oh-so-unreliable “scientific” polls showing that Republican presidential rival Donald Trump is in a virtual dead heat with the former Obama secretary of state.
“The Hill” web site notes that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden are saying Hillary appears too aloof, stern and annoyed. They say Hillary should be more open, talk about job creation, focus on the economy, and show her soul.
Unfortunately, she doesn’t have one.
Feinstein added that everyone who knows Hillary knows “her heart is full.” (Feinstein didn’t say full of what.) Feinstein added that her presidential-contender friend “ought to just take the shield away from (her) heart.”
Fortunately, Hillary does have one of those, but it’s charred black.
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A well-placed Israeli military officer has told The Telegraph of England that Israel expects ISIS to launch a full-scale attack against the Jewish state within the next six months.
With Israel’s all-but-unblemished military win-loss record, we can only hope.
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It’s being called a speech-generation breakthrough, a milestone in the super-intelligent world of high technology. Google’s DeepMind laboratories apparently have perfected robot-speak to the degree that a machine can mimic a human voice in every way.
Did you go see Will Smith’s “I, Robot” when the movie hit the silver screen in 2004? Well, that’s what we’re talking about here. The movie was set in the year 2035. But don’t be surprised if humans become some kind of exotic fish food well before that. By then, driver-less cars will be all the rage, because who’ll need a human being to drive one?
Guess that’s why it’s called “Artificial Intelligence.” Which makes me think that’s what is between the ears of tomorrow’s visionaries in their efforts to continually tilt at the eternal windmill.
But there is a silver lining to all this. With robots as the surviving species, we no longer will have to worry about outbreaks of super-gonorrhea like what the British are battling. Health officials in the UK say the space-age version of the biblically old bacterial infection is out of control, and efforts so far to stop it have failed.
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Meanwhile, be prepared for the rise of a diabolical and robotic Ku Klux Klan. The Guardian has reported the results of the first international beauty contest judged by machines. Some 6,000 people from as many as 100 nations submitted photos to BeautyAI, hoping that they’d have a good shot at winning on the basis of digital judges employing complex but unbiased algorithms. The contest resulted in 44 winners. But only one was black, even though a plethora of contestants came from people of color in Africa and India. Sounds like the scientists better build a racial-fairness chip into future judges.
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A recent event at Penn State University in State College, Pa., was billed as a “conversation” with Chelsea Clinton, daughter of lifelong politicians Hillary and Bill Clinton. Hillary is the Democratic nominee to be president. Bill wants to follow up his two terms in the White House by becoming the first “first gentleman.”
A ticket to get in the door for the Chelsea event set you back $500.
Which begs only one question: Why?
Like mother, like daughter, eh?
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Last but not least: The New York Post reports that police there have arrested the worst worm roving the Big Apple.
A 26-year-old guy from Brooklyn was arrested and accused of stealing $600 by reaching into the brassiere of a woman — Maria Vasquez — and copping the cash as she was exiting a clothing store.
Ms. Vasquez is 93. She is confined to a wheelchair. All she was shopping for was a new pair of slippers. Call her the perfect target for a desperate stalking four-flushing nimrod mugwump of a creep-thief.