Life In The Bubble

I don’t know how I would survive the Age of Trump if I had to live in a more “normal ” environment.  I know two people who voted for Trump and they both live on the East Coast, so I don’t see them often. Here, I can go everywhere knowing I will seldom or ever be reminded of the sordid mess gripping our nation.  We have an orange -haired asshole  screeching that  Putin is our friend. We have wierdo Steve Bannon displacing sober and intelligent military representatives on the national security council  and announcing that the sees his role as “deconstructing ” the government, or whichever  part of the government  he thinks he can do without that particular day.  And we have that same orange -haired asshole bleating  that the newspapers and TV etc are WRONG-  WRONG-  and that only HE can be believed. Someone estimated he told  1300+lies during the past month. That sounds about right.  HERE‘s another account of just a few days in February.

Trump, it’s clear, is not a traitor. The most undereducated man to ever occupy the White House doesn’t have the analytical skills to commit treason ; he’d need a lot of help.   His BA in Real Estate from Wharton didn’t teach him critical thinking or even punctuation .  There are other ways to end a sentence besides the exclamation point. Sad!  Nor apparently  did he learn to think on his feet.  He favors Twitter because he can just shoot his BS without fearing contradiction but is too chicken to face the White House Correspondents Dinner.  His cowardice will be marveled at by future generations.  But thin-skilled Don the Con is too chicken to show up.  JFK, Obama, both the Bushes showed up but not our little flower Don.  I don’t think he’ll be missed. The man has NO sense of humor, a dreadful deficiency for so someone in power. He’s too insecure.

I didn’t make it to Jared’s town hall on Thursday. I have the luxury o f knowing that my reps- and that includes Mike McGuire and Jim Woods also- will not disgrace me.   God, I love living up here in the bubble. 

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Don the Con’s Big Day- He Blew It

Those of us with low expectations for the Trump Inaugural were not disappointed. He could have issued a call for unity. He could have addressed the concerns of the majority who did not vote for him.  But no, instead he continued to demonstrate his unfitness for office, his insatiable ego,  his lack of knowledge, and his basic lack of interest in being the President. He’s more concerned with ratings and crowd sizes than in governing. Those of us who thought that the grownups would get to him have realized that the grownups have no influence.  He is a deranged and dangerous  egomaniac who doesn’t know any better than to start his term with a loser’s controversy over crowd  size.  He’s starting with an attack on Federal employees –  yeah, that’s real helpful. 

We have entered a new era of Government by Lie. Trump lies so easily, so frequently, that we are getting used to it!  If I thought he was really going to last four years, I’d really be depressed. 

Don the Con now enjoys the support of approximately 30% of the voters.  He’ll never add to that number unless he gets his priorities straight. Twitter wars were okay when he was  just a candidate but his delusion that he can bypass the “crooked media” by using tweets just isn’t reality.  Unless he can BUILD on his base, he won’t be around long. If he were really “a very smart person”, he’d know that.

The outrages are coming so thick and so fast it’s hard to keep up.  Remember that this con, like all cons, works by distraction. He’ll keep the attention on himself by tweets and sound bits, and hope the true agenda stays under the radar. 

HERE is an accounting of this past weekend.  It’s not a good start. 

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No, I’m Not Going To Watch the Trump Inaugural

I don’t remember going out of my way to watch ANY inaugural, even Obama’s which at least was historic. According to my ephemeris, Jan 20 2009 was a Tuesday, so I was probably at work. If inaugurals are such a big deal, why don’t they give people the day off? Just asking.

The time difference is a big problem. I was thinking about throwing a Bloody-Mary-and-Granola brunch for the Democrats in the ‘hood but 9am is too damn early to start drinking. If the weather is still miserable – as it’s predicted to be –  I just might sleep thru the whole thing.  If he screws up, it will be on the news anyway.

I think it’s great that there will be a vigil on Arcata Plaza by the Women in Black and anyone who cares to join them from 830 to 10am. You go, ladies!

This inaugural is not a celebration. It marks the transfer of power from a humane and caring individual to one who is coarse, crude, uneducated, greedy, sexist, ignorant and lies each time he opens his mouth.  He’s not going to change.  God help us all.

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The Embarassment That Is Trump

A week after the election it has become clear that the American public has elected the most ignorant candidate ever to stand for election. His ignorance is matched only by his arrogance. In other words, he doesn’t KNOW how much he doesn’t know. Dragging his children into meetings with foreign leaders is just a sample of the doofus government we are looking at now.

So a week into the New Era  we have a fascist in the White House, a racist as Attorney General and a dummy calling the shots. How many more  times will this crowd of ignoramuses embarass this country before he is impeached, which will surely happen before his first term is up?  You Republicans who voted for this jackass have a lot to answer for.  A lot. 

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THANK GOD IT’S OVER

I recently came back from a too-long trip to a miasma of missing car keys, forgotten passwords etc etc This morning  I am in shock- no other term- that so many Americans would vote to put our future into the hands of a ignorant megalomaniac, but there it is.

Thank God the local races came out well. Restores my faith in democracy. Almost.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote for Idiots

The only thing  more amusing than a blowhard laid low is a blowhard making a fool of himself in public.  We’ve had a lot of such amusement lately.  It’s getting tiresome.

Personally, I’m so sick of Donald Trump’s screeching that I turn off the sound when I see his face on TV.  I haven’t missed anything significant. The tide has turned for “Chicken Don”.  For the first ten months or so of his campaign, he could spew out any kind of garbage and no one challenged him. That’s changed. Both CNN and MSNBC, among others, are directly fact-checking him now and pointing out his lies as soon as he utters them.  That’s a good start, for the candidate who has been found to have spoken truthfully only 13% of the time.

His response to the Orlando shooting was particularly disgusting.    His tweeted reaction was to gloat over his supposedly having predicted- what? More terrorist attacks?  My dog could predict that!  To Trump, it’s all about him. One pundit described him as “isolated and unhinged”. That’s a good start.  He doesn’t even know what he doesn’t know! Surrounded by paid help and sycophants,  he blunders onward like an out-of-control tank, spreading lies and hatred. This combination of arrogance and ignorance isn’t fooling anyone except, well, the fools. 

Do YOU know anyone personally who is planning to vote for Trump?  Do them a favor and talk them out of it. They’ll be ashamed to tell their kids that they voted for this idiot. And no, don’t roll out the old “Hilary is just as bad” line.  When it comes to dealing with ISIS or Putin, who do you want; the former Secretary of State or the guy who says the Orlando shooter is from “Afghan”?  Yes, watch the tape.  This guy couldn’t find Afghanistan on a globe and he wants to be President?

Ain’t gonna happen. No thanks to the lazy and foolish Republican party that lay down in surrender to this screeching ignoramus. Hope that doesn’t include you.

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