Thursday, November 17, 2016

Donald's New Reality Show

I heard an interesting bit of news this morning that was enough to send me into a Class A funk: They're just one Republican-controlled statehouse away from being able to completely rewrite the Constitution. Isn't that something?
Spending the last nine days adjusting to this to this new and quite nasty American reality has been interesting to say the very least. When I awoke early this morning, for the first time since the day after the election, my first thought wasn't that this electoral catastrophe was just a nightmare. I guess that means I'm somehow coming to terms with what I can only describe as the complete and utter lunacy of the American people. The fact that Hillary actually won the popular vote doesn't make the coping any easier. Thanks to a quaint relic of the eighteenth century called "the electoral college", disasters such as George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump are almost inevitable. The United States seems hell-bent on remaining the laughingstock of the rest of the planet.
So be it. I plan on joining in on the laughter. It can be a very lonely thing when one is an intelligent person living in Idiot Nation. It can be quite amusing, too,
On the morning of Election Day, bitter experience had me nearly resigned to the possibility of a Trump victory by day's end. When Dubya was reelected in 2004, no one paying attention could have doubted that he was the most insanely incompetent chief-executive in the history of the republic. When I received the news early the next morning that John Kerry had gone down to defeat, that was the moment I finally realized that these stupid fucking Americans were capable of just about anything. The star of a reality TV show is now the president-elect of the United States of America. The Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party are this morning celebrating. Think about that.
It serves those moronic Democrats right for nominating one of the worst candidates in their nearly two-hundred-year history. Since George McGovern lost to Dick Nixon in 1972, instead of fine-tuning their progressive message, the Dems have been running from it like frightened little bunny rabbits. Hillary Clinton was not the visionary that they so desperately needed in 2016. She was nothing more than a tired and stale old plutocrat, eager to pander to the whims of the one percent. Why do you think she tried to hide the transcripts of her speeches to the Goldman Sachs mob? At the time of the Democratic convention, every poll had Bernie Sanders wiping the floor with Trump on Election Day - while she was barely neck-and-neck with him. Don't hold your breath waiting for the Democrats to reform themselves. This is no longer the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It hasn't been that for a very long time. They need to be wiped from the face of the earth.
"There's gonna be a lot of dues, Jim!"
Lenny Bruce 

This is bad, folks, as bad as it's ever gotten or is ever going to get - at least in this doomed generation. We need to come to terms with the fact that the damage that is being done to America is on the cusp of being irreparable. A Trump administration might very well prove down the line to be the proverbial point of no return. That might be poetic justice. The people who were naïve enough to send Donald Trump to the White House are going to deserve everything that happens to them.   A few minutes ago I was gently scolded by a young woman on my Facebook page:
"I have to raise my 5 month old daughter in this country. 
 For the sake of generations to come,
is it really helpful to promote further division??"
Mea culpa. Mea culpa. She probably has a point. I hate to find myself as part of the fist-shaking-mob, but at this moment I need to vent. As disastrous as Bush 43 was for the USA, the Donald's term will prove to be infinitely worse. As impossibly bad as Bush was, a year from now we will almost definitely find ourselves nostalgic for the little thug.

I've decided to quit drinking as of today The next four years will require all of us to remain mentally alert and on our toes. Brace yourselves for the storm. This shit is about to hit the fan. This is going to get really interesting.
Tom Degan 
Goshen, NY


John Oliver of HBO's "Last Week" pretty much nailed it:

The bloke is good.


At 1:04 PM, Blogger Luke said...

It will be very interesting and strange indeed.
I wasn't so depressed, or surprised. I figured out the American electorate was stupid in 1968. All the protests back then couldn't stop Nixon from winning and those protests got violent. Then in 1972 (after Ohio) when the White House was tied to Watergate and the nation knew that before the 1972 election, Nixon won in a landslide.
Stop drinking? I thought you would go the other way.
I'm torn between wanting to know what happens and just not paying attention to what will happen in the next 4 years. I can't resist, I must follow every appointment and can't wait to see what happens the first 100 days. The first week has proven, the worst is going to happen.
Just to add to your depression, if history is a model, Trump might be president for 8 years. Sorry!
I'm sorry for America's loss, even though half of America doesn't see it that way.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger finefroghair said...

Saddle up and take the field
glad to see youre back we
need every warrior we can get this shit storm made me break out my old navy foul weather gear and I do mean foul. I am a veteran and it shames me say to say so how 2/3 of vets voted this orange shit stain is beyond me that is alot of TBI. This postfactual nation is doomed this was our iceberg. Starboard or Port fuck that stay on course increse tempo to ramming speed, chain all citizens to their oars Tom we are going down with the ship and maybe it will sink but maybe after all the wreckage amidst the ruins we stand victorious brothers in arms raising our mighty pens and keyboards in glorious triumph as we survey the wasted battlefield the prostate and ravaged planet the despondent and broken citizens imploring their deity for salvation we will look at each and say maybe I should have drank myself to death
Well good luck on the wagon myself I am gonna keep drinking and I am gonna keep bitching and I am gonna speak truth to power I am gonna keep reading your blog until the cold hand of despotism silences our good deeds and rational thoughts. It is said it is darker before the storm dark days ahead dark days indeed!

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Orwell said it, "Ignorance is strength". Electing a man who claims climate change is a Chinese hoax makes the case. We needn't continue down the long list of ignorant statements.

Americans have been conditioned like Pavlov's dogs to revere wealth, and the wealthy as morally and intellectually superior.

Personal accountability doesn't apply to our new authoritarian leader. "When you're a star, they let you get away with it". This boast of sexual assault is from the "law and order" candidate. We know just who "law and order" applies to, don't we?

Americans are indoctrinated into thinking "support the troops" means being pro-war. Now every veteran is a hero, exactly how the Third Reich programmed their citizens. Deep reverence for the military is a key to totalitarianism.

Add the fact corporations are super persons with superior rights to free speech and representation and we've cemented in American inverted totalitarianism.

Dissent against the radical Right and inverted totalitarianism is demonized, (OWS) while dissent against a black president results in a far Right Tea Party movement that has taken the congress.

Now add a far Right authoritarian regime in the White House and presto! We complete the circle and have American fascism.

Some of us saw this coming for decades.

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

"So be it."

That's right Tom, "So be it".

Except you won't.

Are you ready to admit you were wrong when you said Trumps being nominated was the end of the GOP?

Tell us what you think what changes the GOP would make if they won that final State? Could happen as early as 2018.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger J Garceau said...

People say, "Bernie would've won!" I don't know. I'm not so sure. The county by county electoral map was damn near crimson. People for whatever reason voted for Trump. Yes, there are scenarios where Hillary might have won *if* things didn't happen the way the did, but isn't that always the way?

When we talk about middle America, they reject the progressive agenda. Blame that on whatever... I'm concerned the Democrats have gone further left. And some of our battle-cries over the past few years have been rather pointless. Confederate flags? That solved nothing. The trans-gendered? They actually got on Ru Paul's case for using the word, "tranny." Ru Paul!! And lets not forget the momentary, knee-jerk, faux-outrage whenever an animal dies or is hunted. More of my supposedly liberal friends can name the stupid ape and lion that died, than any of the black men shot by police.

There IS a irrational component to progressives that needs to be recognized and addressed.

I'm not condemning progressives, but like some elements of conservatism, some platforms need to be pulled back.

That being said, I think many Trump supporters are in for a real education over the next four years. He's going to fail miserably. That isn't a wish, it's an observation & opinion that is growing based on his decisions already. Trump is a dick, a flawed dick, with many, many, strikes against him, but I want to believe that he wants to do a good job.

I had a pretty big blow up with some family & friends over the transgendered using bathrooms. How is that idea more "outrageous" than a nation wide concealed carry? Each has its own "worst-case" scenarios involved...

There's a lot more to say Tom...the influence of conservative radio, the mainstream media, and the manipulation of the populace. But in the end, the country voted and gave us Trump, despite the popular vote going to Clinton.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger NavyRuth said...

He will make George W. Bush look like Metternich. I have increasingly felt like we have never been one country. We are a series of different cultures which will never coexist rationally. It's time to recognize that and split into governable entities. New England and eastern New York being one.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger finefroghair said...

I live in a blue county
that once was a blue state
we're swamped by a sea of red
unstoppable, intractable, hate

majorminor he was fucking correct
not the end of the republican party
which this certainly is
but now the end of the republic
your ignorance is vast
what army were you in
major my ass you probably couldn't
be a fucking private
like your orange president elect
I love getting under this bridge
you fucking trolls are all alike
wrap yourself in your cloistered stupidity
then debate postfactually
while smiling smugly at the camera
there is one thing I know
republicans hate their grandchildren
and for some reason especially their girls
so take your supercilious crooked smile
and go look at you reflection in the mirror
that is if you have a reflection
what the fuck do you see
an irrational, bigoted, proto fascist
who grabs him some pussy
while denying the Bush

At 11:04 AM, Blogger De_Bill said...

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H. L. Mencken

I'm willing to bet Mencken thought he was just being cynical when he wrote that.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Rain Trueax said...

Whether Trump is as bad as the mainstream media has worked to convince Americans, only time will tell. I know his policies weren't those I wanted and it's why I voted for her. But I really had to grit my teeth to do it. She was not a good choice. She had done too many things to make money, sold her future for profit. Now she can't even admit it was her fault. She didn't even run on real policies-- how could she after she had those speeches out there that would've told Americans that she tells anybody what they want to hear.

I was thinking last night that her catering to the wealthy, the intellectual elites, and celebrities helped bring about her downfall. Just think about all those big concerts where it was the only way she could get a crowd. Do Americans really vote based on who Jay Z said they should? I don't think so. Frankly, it made her look even more out of touch with ordinary people.

And Hillary still can't admit it was her own fault. I've read Bill tried to tell her to run on jobs, to understand the misery of many economically suffering, and she told him his was the old way. Guess not. In the end, everybody only gets one vote no matter how famous or rich they are.

The DNC still probably thinks it did the right thing to cheat to get her the nomination, to manipulate it so Bernie might have many who wanted him but he'd never get it. Many who didn't vote for him were afraid he didn't stand a chance. He didn't thanks to the mainstream media barely covering him and the DNC dirty tricks, but if he had won the nomination, I believe he'd have gone all the way and right now be our President-Elect. As it is, a different agenda won, and it's only fair to see it played out as much as many of us are bemoaning what the result will be. Trying to undo it by the Electoral College, after the fact, is asking for total anarchy.

I've felt disillusioned also that only 5 states have a Democratic governor and legislature. Not a good thought at all, and I hadn't even thought how it took only 2/3 of the states to change the Constitution. I thought though that meant people voting in those states. Well, at least Oregon is one of them with a Democratic governor and legislature. Some here want to secede. lol Remembering the results the last times states wanted out, I am not that desperate yet, although that might yet come ;)

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

A well thought expression of your thoughts and feelings. I agree with you that the DNC's cheating to get HRC the nomination may have been a factor in her loss. As much as disagreed with many of Bernie's positions I felt he would have been a much better candidate.

I believe one of the major reasons that only 5 states have a Democratic governor and legislature is because the DNC has been hijacked by the far extreme left. They have turned their back on the white working man who has watched his income drop and in many cases have lost their jobs due to the policy's of the extreme far left wing of the DNC, to wit: open borders allowing cheap labor to flood the job market, Obamacare not delivering what it promised, and restrictive regulations on business and manufacturing.

How many Americans employed today are underemployed or having to work two jobs that weren't 8 years ago? There are a record number of Americans not in labor force, 94,708,000. Many of them no longer feel the DNC represents them. Many of them are white living in the Rust Belt.

This is not an illusion.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Harley A. said...

"Do Americans really vote based on who Jay Z said they should?"

No.... Lady Gaga.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger ArchieBunkerNYC said...

Democrats haven't been this mad since Republicans freed the slaves.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger ArchieBunkerNYC said...

Well it's true Hillary Clinton didn't break the glass ceiling but I bet she broke a lot of lamps and vases.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

The funniest part (if there is a funny part) is that with the GOP in complete control, they won't be able to blame the coming disaster on Liberals. But they will try, and that will be entertaining at least.

Meanwhile, the economy collapses, wars explode across the globe, we supply all sides with weapons , and millions lose their healthcare.

Trump's businesses thrive for a while with the money he'll get from no bid contracts and insider trading, our national security will be compromised with Trump in Bed with Putin and tweeting the launch codes all night long.

And the KKK will run the US government under President Pence.

Hillary's fault? More like a KKK Coup of our government, with the help of the FBI and Russia.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Cluckie, the end of the GOP came when the Koch bros bought it. Trumps "presidency" will be the end of the USA.

But given how many "promises" he's already walked back, he will TRULY be the "LIAR IN CHIEF".

I wouldn't brag too much if I were you.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Is this hatred or jusrt a snowflake liberal?

A 29-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas is facing charges after allegedly threatening his parents for “not voting his way” in the 2016 presidential election.

Chase Carter was taken into custody last Friday on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

After the election, Carter was “highly upset” at the results and started blaming other people, including his parents, and “made threats he was going to kill them,” according to the affidavit.

His girlfriend says he threatened her with a handgun back on Oct. 1 and has become increasingly abusive toward her lately. She went home Wednesday and saw his guns were missing from his apartment, fearing “what he may be capable of.” She told police Carter had been reading about mass shootings and spending time at the gun range recently.

Carter will face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

How much money did the evil Koch Brothers give Trump? How much did Saint George Soros spend on HRC's failure?
BTW, weren't you gloating, claiming I had better get used to saying Madam President Clinton this past summer? Hmm? Your beloved Democrats had their butts handed to them, you were totally wrong, again.

At 11:10 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Is this hatred, ignorance or racism?

Are you starting this in the face?

At 11:16 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

How's this for hate and ignorance, you staring it in the face or are you ignoring it?

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

How's this for hate and ignorance, you staring it in the face or are you ignoring it?

How can we ignore it? The hate is still here. "Just a snowflake liberal" is a hate term used by the Klan and extremist Bannon cult.

the DNC's cheating to get HRC the nomination... the policy's of the extreme far left wing of the DNC

Now I’m no expert and deep thinker like Major Chuck, but I have to say he makes no sense here. How unusual, right?

The DNC cheated in order to remove a socialist, but their “extreme far left wing” preferred Hillary?

No explanation expected. He believes, and that’s all that matters in post-reality, far Right, fact-free America.

How many Americans employed today are underemployed or having to work two jobs that weren't 8 years ago?

How would he know? Chuck has shown he cannot remember what happened over 8 years ago, after a war based on lies that spawned ISIS, and all those tax cuts for the rich, and deregulation of Wall Street.

Only by letting Republicans do it all over again, can America truly be great, amirite?

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Just a snowflake liberal" is a hate (?) term used by the Klan and extremist Bannon cult.
Proof Dear Dave, proof.

"I’m no expert and deep thinker".
I agree with your self evaluation Dear Dave.

"How many Americans employed today are underemployed or having to work two jobs that weren't 8 years ago?"
And the answer Dear Dave is???

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Based on Dear Dave's typical lack of answers, it is clear he is NOT looking in the face of hate and violence, but instead is running to his personal safe space because the word "snowflake" was used.

At 2:07 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, until you answer the 4 or 5 questions you have avoided from me, you can stuff your BS.

Obama leaves with a 60% approval rating, the highest in modern history.
Trump has brought the entire KKK onto his team

This was more of a coup than an election since Hillary won the popular vote. A Grudge fuck by the old WHITE MEN of this country to punish us for DARING to put a Black man in the "Whites only" house.

The VICE president is going to BE the President, which is as unconstitutional now as is was when Cheney did it under Bush.

The economy will collapse, civil rights and important programs will disappear, and the only bright side will be that there will be no way that Cluckie and the rest of his ilk can blame it on Liberals. It will be entertaining to watch them try though.



At 9:49 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Hey Mozart, what's new??
Still predicting I'm going to have to say "Madam President"?

Now you are predicting that Pence will be President, that
the economy will collapse, civil rights and important programs will disappear?


At 6:11 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Major Chicken.

Hillary won the popular vote. Trump is up on Fraud and child molestation charges (among others)

He told more than one VP Candidate (several turned him down) that he'd let them run the country, just like Cheney did under Bush.

Trump is clueless. he's got no idea what he's doing. He promised to "drain the swamp" and then hired the entire Everglades for his team, a team that's already infighting and backbiting amongst themselves.

The GOP has been trying to do the things I described for decades, and only Liberals stopped them., NOW they control EVERYTHING. You won't be able to blame Liberals anymore, so what will you do when I turn out to be 100% correct, as I always am?

And I noticed you ignored two simple questions. WHY?

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Got the courage liberals?

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A 77-year-old Vietnam veteran’s Silver Spring home was vandalized over the weekend after a swastika was spray-painted on his front door, police say. In addition, the homeowner’s American flag was stolen.

Montgomery County police say the theft and vandalism was reported Sunday morning after the homeowner found his front storm door spray-painted while the flag that was hanging from a tree in his yard was missing.

Detectives believe the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this incident after the homeowner reported previous vandalism and theft incidents. The homeowner said eggs were thrown at his home four days before this most recent incident. Back in late October, the homeowner’s Trump/Pence election sign was stolen from his front yard.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

"The GOP has been trying to do the things I described for decades, and only Liberals stopped them"

Liberals stopped the GOP from draining the swamp, so said Mozart. And he wonders why Trump won?

More snowflake melt down.


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