Wednesday, June 02, 2021

How Much Is 1/6 Of A Friedman Unit In Scaramuccis?


From the Wikiplex:

The Friedman (Unit) is approximately six months, specifically six months in the future, and named after columnist Thomas Friedman who repeatedly used the span in reference to when a determination of Iraq's future could be surmised...

A Scaramucci is 11 (sometimes 10) days and is named after the length of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci's tenure under President Trump...

Which, based on my long division skills, would mean that 1/6 of one Friedman Unit equals approximately three Scaramuccis.

Further which, apropos of pretty much nothing at all in real worth terms, it would appear to be pretty much exactly what Mr. Donald Trump's blog is worth, at least in time components.

From CNBC:

Former President Donald Trump’s blog — a webpage where he shared statements after larger social media companies banned him from their platforms — has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday.

The page “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” has been scrubbed from Trump’s website after going live less than a month earlier....

Imagine that!



Graham said...

Odd. I thought that after all THAT he’d have a lot to get off his small mind. Thank goodness for small mercies.
I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised though if he comes out on a larger platform. Something more fitting for a man of his obvious intellect.

RossK said...


All platforms must be the very best, most bigly platforms.

Reading further into the CNBC piece (so you don't have to), Mr. Trump's senior aide/spokeslackey actually makes the claim that all that super-fine ultra-biglynessishness is coming!


Graham said...

You’re right . I skated right past the link. I have read it now though and hope that he has the same numbers as his blog. Well, perhaps I shouldn’t be too hard on him. After all, what else does he have?

Keith said...

A piece from the Washington Post on trumps blog. Not only is the blog traffic down, also interest in him is waning.

That still doesn’t mean he will become irrelevant if he gets back on to the banned platforms, but if not it may end up being a harder to launch his own platform, given he likes to do what’s good for him with other peoples money.

He could piggy back on another site; E.G. Newsmax, but that would only last as long as the bucks keep coming.

Methinks the longer he is out of the spotlight the more irrelevant he will become, especially as the Jan 6. low level rioters are starting to go through the justice system, plea dealing guilty and who knows who will be next roped in. He may end up being more toxic aggravation than worth the bucks he can generate if his base starts falling away as they have done with the blog.

NVG said...

As much as Trump thinks he has scrubbed and double scrubbed his website into oblivion, the more it remains the same via the WayBack Machine*/


As to the Donald Desk blog where Opening day was May 4th, and on the second day (May 5th) he had his highest visitor count, and then it went downhill to the fourth of June.

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Its ironic though that in his 2020 speech to celebrate Independence Day at Mount Rushmore ...... he predicted what would happen on January 6th, 2021!

“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children.