Since I’ve set my security settings all over the place to pretty much block
the world, I can’t answer comments about my blog posts. So I’ll respond to
Re: the blog about Shakespeare stealing a march on Nostradamus and the
Donald; that post should not be interpreted as supportive of Hillary. WRT
Hillary and the Donald, to continue with my shallow Shakespeare-themed
analysis–a pox on both their houses.
Aside from being an inveterate whiner (she’s always got an excuse) Hillary
seems to me to be demonstrably dishonest. As far back as Whitewater her
public conduct was dishonest. Remember how, during the Whitewater
investigation, her billing records from the Rose law firm were being sought?
I think there may even have been a subpoena issued for the records. But no,
she just couldn’t find them. Que lastima!
Until, that is, they were later found in plain sight in her Book Room in the White
House. Yeah, they magically reappeared. So amazing. Obviously they
entered a time warp/vortex and were spun out again into the Book Room
after the danger to her was past.
She also has an indefensible record of taking credit for others’ work and/or
achievements. To my thinking the most heinous of these incidents was the
way she and her tawdry supporters took credit for passing what is now
known as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, originally
SCHIP). She had no official position with the government at the time. It
was Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy who sponsored the bill and their staff members who wrote it.
But take a look at the Wikipedia entry for CHIP or any other article about
the origination of the program and you’ll find Hillary Clinton’s name.
Most, if not all, specifically mention Hillary Clinton supporting the bill,
some claim she got it passed. Yeah, along with a gazillion other
supporters–none of whom claimed credit for the creation of the program. It’s
And she ran a pathetically inadequate campaign for president in 2016. Her
grand vision was “it’s my turn” and “I don’t have a penis” (or more politely
put, a “Y” chromosome).
Trump has all these characteristics in spades, so there was no advantage to
either Hillary or the Donald there. Well, except that he does have a penis–but given his massive insecurity about his masculinity (and tiny hands) ya gotta wonder just how big the presidential member actually is.
I remember when Trump refused to pay an elderly man who sold him chandeliers for Mar-a-Lago. Other stories of his chiseling on debts abound. He calls it deal making, normal people call it many other things, none of which are laudatory.
But he supposedly had two things going for him in the election. He was
allegedly high energy, and a good businessman.
But if one looks at his lack of productivity, and what he actually does, both these
putative attributes remain unproven as far as I can tell. He seems to spend a
huge part of what should be his White House workday watching TV and tweeting. His travel all seems to be related to golfing, which promotes his own properties and enriches him. This doesn’t seem much different in spirit, if not strict definitions, from some slacker teenager who spends all his/her time playing video games on the internet while sponging off mom and dad and living
in their basement.
Trump hasn’t accomplished a thing, unless you count getting a funding bill
passed, which would keep the federal government running until the end of
the fiscal year. And even that was done by congress–and only to keep its own
salaries funded and their constituents off their sorry asses.
But now we are finding out that Trump seems more like a wholly owned
subsidiary of Vladimir Putin. That’s not funny or even dismissable as “oh
that’s just Trump”. We used to joke about the right wing’s silly conspiracy
theories about the “commies” or “Ruskies”. Now, with thugs like Russian
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak
yukking it up and laughing at Trump’s buffoonery right in the Oval Office,
it doesn’t seem so funny, or implausible.
And Trump’s man-crush on Vladimir Putin is widely reported and his own
words typically praise the murderous former KGB head and vicious dictator.
Meanwhile, Trump thinks North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is a great guy,
a “smart cookie” and praises him while that fat asshole is busy trying to put together a nuclear bomb and an intercontinental missile capable of dropping it on our country. That’s not so funny either. Especially given Trump’s fragmented thinking and total lack of impulse control. But, for the moment, Trump’s too busy tweeting and watching TV to attend to such trivialities.
Can you just see him getting pissed off that Kim’s getting more attention
than he is and then dropping a nuclear bomb on North Korea in a mega
version of “mine’s bigger than yours”?
Even worse, Trump appears to have dementia. His fragmented thinking,
inability to remember what he said only minutes, hours or days earlier, his
wild mood swings, his garbled linguistic output…all seem part of an array of
symptoms and behaviors indicative of dementia. But no one dares to say so,
certainly not the tame pussies in the media.
Events subsequent to the election, including the outrageous firing of James
Comey to stymie a criminal investigation into Trump’s possible collusion
with the Russians, seems to bode ill for our country. It won’t be Trump or
his family who’ll suffer, it’ll be our military, our citizens and our country.
Given Trump’s demonstrable history of trying to distract people, especially
the media, from his misdeeds, he doesn’t auger well for the benefit of “we the rabble”. To what lengths might he go to distract everyone if that investigation closes in on him? Well, does anyone think he’d balk at pushing the nuclear button to distract from his own misdeeds?
Where is that “button” he might push anyway? One can only hope that Gen. Mattis has it stashed somewhere in his mobile library of thousands of books. (General, please don’t leave a trail of bread crumbs–we don’t want the Donald to find that button.)
No matter what happens, that slacker Trump will skate. I think he’s passed
the stage of being a laughable buffoon. Now he’s dangerous to every one of us.
My current choice for 2020? Angus King.