Category Archives: The Donald

Whiny Trump Turning Out To Be Crybaby In Chief


Jeez, isn’t everyone getting tired of Trump’s constant whining and
complaining?  Far from being the strong and energetic leader we were promised, he’s turned out to be “Crybaby in Chief”. Wah, wah, wah “it’s not fair” is his less than stalwart battle cry. It’s so embarrassing to the country.

And at the recent summit, when all the other heads of state walked, sissy-boy Donald Trump had to be hauled around in a golf cart because he was too fat, lazy and out of shape to keep up with his more fit–and mostly elderly–world leader colleagues. Mortifying!  For us that is.

Mr. Trump, here’s a bit of wisdom Mom imparted to me when I tried
that same lame ploy (“It’s not fair!”) long before I even entered
kindergarten. “Life isn’t fair and the sooner you learn that the better off
you’ll be. Now go to your room until you can behave.”

Somebody, please, send Trump a binkie and a blankie to help him cope with
his monstrous inadequacy.

So far it appears that the only member of the Trump retinue/administration
who is actually ready for political prime time is Melania. And she looks
ready to bolt any day now.

Let My People Go!


Generally I try to steer clear of “cable news” because it’s generally just
“cable opinion” or “cable yapping”.  But the other day I happened to see
that Jeffrey Lord, the slimebucket who leaves an oily ring around my TV, has
compared Donald Trump to MLK.  My heart was warmed (and stomach turned) at his spirited and loathsome false equivalency which is being promulgated by a shameless CNN.

Yeah, that’s right.  The Donald is leading his peeps, the downtrodden
billionaires of the world, out of the wilderness to the promised land.  I guess
that would be the promised land wherein they have no restraints whatsoever
and can lie, cheat and steal their way to ever more profits and damn the cost
to everyone else.

Someone, please nominate the Donald for the Nobel Peace Prize for
championing the rights of the poor, poor pitiful (and monstrously entitled)
one percent.   The rest of what Mitt Romney deems “the takers” can just go
ahead and breathe toxic air, drink lead-laced, carcinogen infused water, be
fleeced by colluding politicians and corporate behemoths and shut the hell
up with their whining, right?

Yeah, the Donald, draft-dodging culture warrior,  is bravely leading his people out of their slavery.   And Jeffrey Lord is bringing the shy and overly modest Trump’s unheralded good deeds to the world at large.  You go guy.  Straight to hell that is.

What would Jesus say?  “Y’all know next time I’m comin’ back with an army don’t you?”

 

 

 

Trump May Be Channeling Mad Ludwig of Bavaria, But He’s Still Right About a Lot


Now I am neither a Trump fan or hater. But give credit where credit is due.
He’s correct about a lot of things. And the media’s 20% approval rating is in
part a direct result of their inability to admit it.

It seems to me that Trump is nuts but, again, still right about many things.
The first is the way the H-1b guest worker program harms American
workers. I read an article that left me fuming, written by some seemingly
anti-American young woman named Maya Kosoff.
(http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/could-trump-trigger-a-silicon-val
ley-brain-drain Could Trump Trigger a Silicon Valley Brain Drain?
accessed February 11, 2017)  The premise of her “Vanity Fair Hive” article
is that Trump will cause a tech industry brain drain, that “China and Canada
are already making a play for the high-skilled foreign workers that Donald
Trump wants to keep out.”

Excuse me?  The implication is that American engineers and IT techies are
too stupid to keep Silicon Valley businesses competitive, that somehow the
foreigners who have been given preference over our own countrymen would
cripple our tech industry if they left.  I say, ta ta, buh ‘bye, don’t let the
door hit you in the ass on the way out.  Get lost, you’re putting my
countrymen out of jobs.  Go work in your own country. Oh, that’s right,
you don’t want to live in your own country.

What might really happen is that there’d be a cheapo-brain drain and I’m
good with that.  Our engineers and IT people are as good as any on the
planet. Better, in fact. They (plus, to be fair, foreign-born capitalists living
in America) are the ones who created Microsoft and Apple and any number
of other tech companies. There wouldn’t be a Silicon Valley tech industry
without American ingenuity, expertise and entrepreneurship. Our workers are
just not as cheap as foreign guest workers. The big multi-national
corporations in Silicon Valley only hire these foreigners because they’re
cheaper than Americans, not better.

I have a truly brilliant friend, a disabled army vet, no less, who had a good
job designing communications software–really cutting edge stuff.  He loved
his job and was good at it.  His job was “eliminated” and then re-created so a foreign guest worker could take it.  It ruined his family and made him almost unemployable, unless he wants to move his whole family somewhere else from Atlanta where he was married, his children were born, where he and my oldest friend, his wife, have lived for 40 years or so.  To paraphrase Trump, our country has been robbed of this native son’s productivity and the future fruits of his brilliant and creative mind.  All so some faceless corporation can make a few
extra pennies by hiring a cheap foreigner with no ties whatsoever to America.

Do I hate foreigners? Of course not. But they wouldn’t give me
preferential treatment in their countries and I don’t see why our country
should do so for them. It’s foolish. I say, send Ms. Kosoff to China,
Canada or any of those countries she fears might take away our foreign
workers.  Drain her brain right the hell out of here.  We’ve got plenty of
writers who are unemployed. They could have her job.

Another thing Trump has right is that the European Union (EU) is not a true
democracy.  Did any European country’s voters cast a single vote for the
president of the European Commission (EC)–the executive branch of the
EU–Jean-Claude Juncker?  No.  Because there was no such vote.  He was
elected to rule 500 million plus people in a landslide–26 to 2–by his fellow
EC commissioners. Which commissioners are pledged to represent the
collective interests of all 28 EU countries over their own homeland.  No
kidding!

Juncker’s reportedly a drunk, and his highest office prior to being given the
job as the head of 28 countries, was as prime minister of friggin’
Luxembourg, a tiny country of fewer than six hundred thousand people.
‘Ol Jean-Claude starts his day pelting down malt whiskey.  Nobody elected
him, and I don’t recall seeing any vote by those 500 million people Juncker
now rules approving Brussels as the capital of Europe either. There’s no
democracy, there was a bloodless coup of a bunch of countries by a handful
of faceless, un-elected bureaucrats. And nobody noticed that ain’t democracy.

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, when Trump was blasted by the “we hate
America and you should too” liberal media for saying that there were a lot
of criminals coming across the border from Mexico, he was only repeating
what that very same media had been saying for years. Illegal immigration is
fraught with peril and there are a lot of dangerous criminals involved in that
traffic.  According to media, terrible things happen to those folks trying to
get into America. When the media says it, it’s okay, but when Trump says
it, well, they go all chicken little on us. Trembling with fear they scream
that the sky is falling.  I say take some vitamins, eat a few burgers and maybe
your blood will turn red again instead of its current anemic “I surrender”
white.

Trump is really, really, really right about the disastrous trade deals America
has agreed to, starting with the horrible deal George H.W. Bush’s trade
representative, Carla Hills negotiated–the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA pretty much killed Florida’s tomato
growing agricultural sector. The Mexican peso was manipulated to fall,
which made American products more expensive as a result. Tomato imports
to the USA increased 60% in one year, (from “The North American Free
Trade Agreement and U.S. Agriculture”;
https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/agecon/trade/nine.html accessed February
11, 2017).

When Bill Clinton signed the General Agreement on Trade and
Tariffs (GATT) in 1993, he bitch slapped American workers and damaged
the U.S. economy terribly.  How?  Well,  we, as a country, have enacted all sorts of worker and environmental protections–because we value those people and things–and that makes American labor and products expensive. These trade agreements made American workers have to compete against places where workers are virtual slaves or at least seriously mistreated and grossly underpaid. The agreements totally f–ked our workers.  You know, the ones who made our
economy the greatest in the world in the first place, who built us up from a
backwater to a powerhouse.  Thanks, Bill Clinton, you perv.  I wish you’d spent
more time chasing interns and left our worker and product protections in
place.

But of course media-istas today are so busy thinking with their
emotions that they can’t spare the time, energy and mental discipline it
would take to understand basic economics or any other technically complex
issues. When Trump said once, (I forget the venue) to a journalist that
China manipulates its currency which makes our products less competitive
that bimbo looked like a deer in the headlights. She had no idea what
manipulating currency was or how it relates to the economies of other
countries which don’t do that.

Oh yeah, and screw you Ms. Kosoff.  To reiterate, go grace China, or
Canada–or whatever foreign country you think we might bleed foreign
workers to–with your presence. Please.  Your job is one I’d love to see go
offshore, right along with you.

Trump Told Howard Stern It Was Fine to Relegate Ivanka to “piece of ass” Status


So all of a sudden Trump’s a protective dad when it comes to his daughter Ivanka. He’s whining (isn’t he always, about something) regarding how “unfair” Nordstrom was to his baby girl. He was yapping about Nordstrom dropping Ivanka’s line of clothing and jewelry because those items’ sales were under performing.

But when Howard Stern apologized once for relegating Ivanka to the status of “a piece of ass” Trump said that’s fine.

Yeah, go right ahead and demean his baby girl, but do something that affects Trump money and suddenly you’re just a big meanie.

An amusing side note to Trump’s unseemly interference with the share price of an American company (so much for “America first”) was Eric Trump’s tweet that it’s time for people to cut up their Nordstrom credit cards, presumably for that firm’s having had the audacity to attend to its bottom line instead of his sister’s.

Earth to Eric.  Nobody gives a rat’s ass what you think.  You’ve gotten a free ride in life as a member of the lucky sperm club.  I believe most people would think of you as completely irrelevant.  Wake up.  People suck up to you because your dad’s rich and you’re well connected as a result.

Zip it Eric.  I laughed out loud when I saw your tweet about Nordstrom on cable news. Probably plenty of other people did as well.  Just stay out of it.  Your sister is perfectly capable of defending herself.

Mr. Trump, Please STFU About Celebrity Apprentice


Trump has been right about a lot of things.  Unlike many people protesting
the travel ban, he remembers that 19 dirtbags with box cutters killed about
3,000 people and brought our economy to a grinding halt.  (Possibly he
remembers because the ringleader spent his last night on the planet swilling champagne just a few minutes and miles from Mar-a-Lago.  Twelve of the 19 lived in Palm Beach County!)  Those rat bastards brought down some very expensive buildings and cost us all a bundle including cash for two huge new federal bureaucracies–TSA and Homeland Security–which we’ll be paying for until the end of time.  They cost us many lives in the wars which resulted.

Trump realizes they made air travel a misery to be borne, not enjoyed and caused us to lose our freedom forever through the Patriot Act, among other fallout from, and consequences of, the actions of 19 foreigners we let into our country without any vetting.

When Trump made his untoward remarks about people coming across the
border from Mexico, he was just repeating what the media had been telling
us for years.  That is, that illegal immigration was a dangerous business
where women and children were often raped or trafficked, where people
were murdered, robbed, and otherwise terribly abused.  When the media
said it, it was okay, but when Trump said it, well that was cause for outrage.
(Nowadays, what isn’t for the media?  Outrage sells and the media flacks
pump it and dump it like a damn penny stock swindler selling worthless
securities.)

Trump’s right about limiting guest workers.  The big tech companies prefer
them to our own homegrown IT developers and engineers for one reason
only.  They come cheap compared to American employees.  They’re bad for
American workers.

That said, Trump seems far more interested in Celebrity Apprentice than the
presidency.

For Pete’s sake Trump wouldja just STFU about Celebrity Apprentice!  It
was a banal, puerile and silly show.  I tried to watch it twice and couldn’t
get through ten minutes.  It’s the mortifying equivalent of Ronald Reagan’s movie “Bonzo Goes to Washington”.   Yeah, we’ve all done embarrassing things.  But most people don’t glory in those moments or brag endlessly about them to the whole world.

So, please, Trump–stop embarrassing yourself and us.  Cut it out. We don’t
want to hear it!  Stop making the rest of the world worry that the most
powerful man on the planet is treating the presidency of the United States
like a second job.  Celebrity Apprentice is not your day job anymore. Your constant obsessing over it makes you a ridiculous figure everywhere in the world.  Do you actually enjoy playing the buffoon?  Do it on your own time please, not as president.

As my dad used to say, “straighten up and fly right”.   Start acting like a
serious person who can distinguish between the relative importance of a
silly reality TV show and the presidency of the most powerful country in the
world.

Just STFU about Celebrity Apprentice!

 

“Lock Her Up” “Have him flogged” “Lock Her Up” “Have Him Flogged”


To the humor impaired:  This is satire.

Q.  What Do Donald Trump and King Henry II of England Have In Common?

A.  They both made remarks that were construed as hinting that they’d sure appreciate it if someone would get rid of a political opponent, and then gave passive aggressive responses to the resultant firestorm of criticism.  (”Whaaat?” “Was it something I said?” “I was just kidding.”)

Maybe King Henry II’s voluntary penance (flogging) for his faux pas of seemingly wishing for political assassination could be extended to Mr. Trump as well.   Think of it.  It’d be a huge media event that would entertain millions.  The Donald would get tons of attention, which he seeks as resolutelyly as Diogenes, the ancient Greek with the lantern who was unendingly searching for an honest man.  Maybe the pros would outweigh the cons for the ever-surprising Mr.
Trump and he’d agree to the gaudy spectacle.

Henry II was famous for his rages when anyone opposed his will.  After his best bud, Thomas a Becket became Archbishop of Canterbury the two had a falling out over the separation of Church and State.  They had a huge fight about it and in 1164 Thomas ultimately had to scoot to exile in France, where he remained for six years.  (King Henry was really pissed off!)  Eventually, in 1170, Henry and Thomas were reconciled and the archbishop returned to England.  But it was an uneasy truce.

Only a few months after Thomas returned to Canterbury, the two were again at
loggerheads.  The precipitating issue was whether Church or State had judicial authority over clerics.  Apparently many monks had been overly frisky, some even murderous.  Thomas believed only the pope had any authority over religious matters and denounced some bishops during his mass on Christmas Day, 1170, which was interpreted as him excommunicating them.   Henry wanted them reinstated, because he maintained that the clerics’ misdeeds were up to the State to punish (or not).   Thomas said no.

Henry was, as usual, enraged when he didn’t get his way.  He was, in France at the time,  and huffed “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” or something along those lines.  Four of his knights were only too happy to oblige their liege lord.

The knights crossed into England and raced for Canterbury.  On December 29, 1170 they caught Becket at the cathedral saying Vespers.  They carved him up. Literally.  The crown of Becket’s head was cut off.   One of the knights delivered a crushing blow to the prostrate Thomas’s head, spilling his brains out right in front of the altar.  Ick!  Even for a king having an archbishop’s brains squashed out at a cathedral’s altar was way too over the top.

So Henry was forced to agree to do penance, which included being publicly flogged by the monks of Canterbury, in the cathedral.

Even though, fortunately, no one took the Donald up on his provocative solicitation of violence, there are plenty of people who’d still love to see him publicly flogged.  It could be done at St. Edward’s Catholic church in Palm Beach–there’s plenty of parking behind nearby Green’s drugstore. (Finding parking is a real problem in Palm Beach.)

Mr. Trump ‘s handlers could sell the idea to him by focusing on the linkage between him and a king.  Yeah, the Donald in sackcloth and ashes, the Catholic priests whaling on him (the Episcopalians at Palm Beach’s Bethesda by the Sea church might go too easy on protestant Trump) cameras rolling, media flacks gabbling like excited geese–it would be the event of the election season.

Maybe some RNC members could be induced to join the floggers.  Catholic Paul Ryan would go for it, and Reince Priebus might be all in as well.   Maybe it could be a bi-partisan fund-raiser for charity.  MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and
Mika Brzezinski could be the fair and balanced moderators. (Or maybe Stephen Colbert would be a better fit–he’s Catholic.)  It would be awesome theater.

And it would give Democrats an answer to the Republicans’ chant of “Lock her up”.   Dems can start start chanting “Have him flogged”.

Somebody, please, start a petition to have the Donald do penance the Henry II way.   Pretty sure it would garner the number of signatures required for the White House to address it.  President Obama, always a good sport, would probably be okay with it.

What would Jesus say?  “Flogging doesn’t sound so bad compared to what I had to do to save your damn souls.  Go for it.”

Say Hallelujah.  This is an idea whose time has come.

EU’s Juncker; Unqualified Clueless Old Fart, Former Prime Minister of Luxembourg!


Why is Britain being slammed for voting for Brexit, for leaving the totally lame EU?  Some more pertinent questions might be:  How did the capital of a pissant little country such as Belgium get to be the capital of Europe anyway, and wasn’t its only previous claim to fame as the overnight stop for Germany whenever it invaded France?   Jeez, Belgium can’t even protect itself, let alone provide and plan for  the security of a whole continent.  Brussels can’t even keep track of terrorists in its own tiny country, so why would anyone expect that they’d do a better job for the whole continent?  As it stands now the EU capital is seemingly awash with terrorists and the numbnuts in charge didn’t even realize it until bombs started going off several terrorist incidents ago.  Yeah, that inspires confidence, no?

And the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker?   You know, the old guy with the too-much-alcohol-nose and the snippy attitude, who won’t speak English in the EU anymore?   His previous claim to fame was as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.  That’s right–Luxembourg!   That’s the country with a massive population of–wait for it–about 556,000 (in 2014) of which 44% are foreigners.  And Juncker gets to run Europe?   No kidding, that’s the resume which supposedly prepared him to manage the affairs of half a billion people.  That’s like telling us in the USA that the Bahamas should rule America and expecting us to hold still for it.

Now why would the UK bitch about this state of affairs?  Gee, one wonders.

Furthermore, in the history of “you can’t make this stuff up” Juncker’s rise to power is even more laughable.  He was in a traffic accident in 1989, apparently suffered a concussion and spent two weeks in a coma.  Immediately upon regaining consciousness he was elected to Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies and then promoted to Minister of Finance.  Of Luxembourg!  Hmmm, where have I heard this story before?  Oh, right.  Juncker’s like the character Chance Gardener in the movie “Being There”.   Remember?   The film is about a simpleton gardener, Chance, who corrupt and clueless politicians decide–through a bizarre set of circumstances–to choose as their candidate for President of the United States.  It’s a classic comedy about misplaced power.

How on earth did the continent of Europe become subjugated, voluntarily no less, to someone (Juncker) with flimsy qualifications and a country (Belgium) with similarly threadbare capabilities for running a continent?   It’s ridiculous and the UK is smart to get out while the gettin’ is good.

The financial world and the media, meanwhile, are having a bad case of the vapors (fetch me the smellin’ salts and a mint julep would ya dahlin’ ah feel faint) because a financial powerhouse like the UK decided to bail on this ship of fools.

Yeah.  Our oldest ally is getting pounded because they are practical, because they’d like to manage their own affairs, protect their own borders and determine wherein lies their own self-interest.  Bad Britain, bad.

Sorry, but the EU seems like an old whore–can’t be too picky, and will screw anyone and do anything for a few bucks.

And BTW, to what countries does the EU expect  the UK  to subordinate its own self interest?   Here are a few of the lesser lights:  Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Poland.  Nice countries to visit but would you really want to have your economy and security dependent upon them?  Don’t forget, EU membership means that anyone from these member countries can cross into the UK without being vetted, can secure employment, and, basically, be a citizen.

And guess who’s up next.  Serbia and Albania.  Not exactly beacons of human rights, peace, financial probity or stability, eh?

Yeah, America, how would you like that?  What could go wrong?  So give it a rest.  There are some things that are worth more than money, although I think big corporations may have bribed Congress to make saying so against the law.