Monday, October 10, 2016

Hell Of A Debate

I was actually looking forward to this second debate between Clinton and Trump. I'm afflicted with a sick sense of humor, what can I say?

Republicans have always wanted an uncompromising one party dictatorship, and will say, and do, anything to get that power.

Now they have their would-be-dictator, and boasting sex offender, threatening his opponent with jail. Take that, you evil wench! He told us she has hate in her heart. She is to blame for EVERYTHING. "Why not", says the Orange Savior. 

But worse still, she is a devil. Yesiree. Nothing less.

That display of Goebbels-inspired projection must have sent a tingle up every angry white man's varicose veined leg.

Trump is not an anomaly or "outside" Republican. He exemplifies what that party has become. Their base is angry, racist, authoritarian and wallowing in hate and ignorance.

Paul Krugman correctly notes:

He won the nomination fair and square, chosen by voters who had a pretty good idea of who he was. He had solid establishment support until very late in the game. And his vices are, dare we say, very much in line with his party’s recent tradition.

The civilized world is desperately hoping Americans reject fascism in November. Their concern is understandable. It's not like we haven't re-elected a lying, aristocratic, tax-cuts-for-the-rich, torturer and war monger in the last Republican president.

I never imagined Hillary would look so good, so dignified, so rational, so selfless, so presidential. Compared to the Party of Trump, she exemplifies all of the above.

But life and learning continue. I recently posted some examples of how a Trump voter thinks, but now we must go deeper into the darkness of twisted beliefs.

We have another doozy from Alex Jones, the fear mongering, far Right "patriot" who sells any and all conspiracy theories. 

Time to be scared, children. Very scared. I'm talking Bigly, or is it Big League Scared?  Whatever. 


So drink the drink, smoke the smoke, or turn to whatever anesthetic that works. For the ultimate dire Prophecy of Lunacy has been uttered, and it proves Dictator Don is the guiding visionary for our time.


ALEX JONES (HOST): I'm never a lesser of two evils person, but with Hillary, there's not even the same universe. She is an abject, psychopathic, demon from Hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to try to destroy the planet. I'm sure of that, and people around her say she's so dark now, and so evil, and so possessed that they are having nightmares, they're freaking out. Folks let me just tell you something, and if media wants to go with this, that's fine. There are dozens of videos and photos of Obama having flies land on him, indoors, at all times of year, and he'll be next to a hundred people and no one has flies on them. Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she's demon-possessed, okay? I'm just going to go ahead and say it, okay? 
They said that they're scared. That's why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child -- with that big rubber face and that -- I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentleman. I'm telling you, she is a demon. This is Biblical. She's going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her.
Imagine how bad she smells, man? I'm told her and Obama, just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can't wash that evil off, man. Told there's a rotten smell around Hillary. I'm not kidding, people say, they say -- folks, I've been told this by high up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I've talked to people that are in protective details, they're scared of her. And they say listen, she's a frickin' demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like Hell.
You've been warned, fools! 

Voting against Trump is not only treason to your white heritage, as the deplorable racist Trump fan David Duke warns, but it will bring about the end of our world. I mean the "Biblical End". That's gotta be even worse!

This calls for another drink. How about some nice refreshing koolade? Say, what's that you're smoking? 

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Will Rogers Guide to the 2016 Election

Commentary by humorists such as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert has given us clear insight and keen observations of the insanity and nonsense entwined in American politics. Our tradition of political satire has been on the cutting edge since the nation reached its first centennial, when Mark Twain noted, "We have the best congress money can buy".

Later Will Rogers witnessed the onset of the Great Depression. Like our present situation, humor was a vital antidote to the toxic devastation wrought by deregulated capitalism and government servitude to the predations of Wall Street and greed of the economic elites.

Today's stew of madness, sponsored by the Republican Party, has produced the latest rise of racist, authoritarian nationalism in Trumpism.

The ugly side of politics and human nature can only by countered by first shining a bright light into the darkness. Humorists have always been the first to hold a torch in volatile times. 

We're lucky to have contemporary humorists taking up the role that journalism has failed to fulfill. 

Corporate media too often means corporate slanted news.

Fortunately some political truths are timeless. The words of Will Rogers are as alive today as when he first uttered them. 

In fact, he has provided all the facts and perspective we need for this election.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your edification:

The Will Rogers Guide to the 2016 election:

A fool and his money are soon elected.

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.

I am not a member of any organized political party — I am a Democrat.

There ain’t any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

The difference between our rich and poor grows greater every year. Our distribution of wealth is getting more uneven all the time. A man can make a million and he is on every page in the morning. But it never tells you who gave up that million he got. You can’t get money without taking it from somebody.

People want just taxes more than they want lower taxes. They want to know that every man is paying his proportionate share according to his wealth.

If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on.

See where Congress passed a two Billion dollar bill to relieve bankers' mistakes. You can always count on us helping those who have lost part of their fortune, but our whole history records nary a case where the loan was for the man who had absolutely nothing.

Republicans take care of big money, for big money takes care of them.

When you get into trouble five thousand miles from home you’ve got to have been looking for it.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Great Orange Taker

Turns out the Great Orange Savior is, according to Republicans, one of the nefarious 47% of Americans who are “takers”. Whodathunk?

He admitted to not paying federal income taxes during the first presidential debate. He even boasted, “That means I’m smart” in response to Hillary’s suggestion that his not paying taxes was something he wanted to hide by not releasing his tax records.

This surprises no one, of course. The emotionally stunted spoiled aristocrat started life on third base and calls himself a genius for his talents.

Van Jones nailed it on CNN Sunday:

“It is, in fact, true if Donald Trump lost a billion dollars, think about this, lost a billion dollars, he could wind up as a winner legally in his taxes for a generation. Is that because he’s a genius? It’s because billionaires have armies of lobbyists to write the rules. Here’s the deal: If you’re obeying horrible rules that you helped to write, that doesn’t make you a genius. It makes you a part of the corruption.” - Van Jones CNN 10-1-16

Now millions of deluded Americans want a hideously dishonest man, with no skin in the game, to dictate where OUR tax dollars go. Brilliant.

He has openly admitted to gaming the corrupt system by greasing the palms of corrupt politicians.

The pay-for-play purchased by the Trump Foundation, and the would-be Orange Fuhrer, was revealed when AP reported,  “Florida's attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates.”

Nothing to see here. This is all copacetic with the Trump Cult.

In between “two minute hate” chants of “Lock her up!” his legions shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

That doesn’t reflect the United States of America. It rather evokes “Unbelievable Stupid Authoritarians”.

A Trump rally is what fascism looks like.

What else does fascism look like?

“All men are created equal. Well it’s not true, ‘cause some are smart, some aren’t.”

“You have to have the right genes...I have a certain gene. I’m a gene believer.”

“You know I’m proud to have that German blood. There’s no question about it.”

Yes, the Billionaire Taker really said all of it.


 And there's this.

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.” 


If you believe that last line, you too win a free copy of "My New Order".

No wonder every deplorable authoritarian racist, Klansman, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and militia nut, along with most other FOX/Limbaugh listeners, support Trump.

How many red flags does it take for the millions of non-deplorable Trump voters to see who is goose-stepping at their side?