Onward, Idiot Nation
We're still not one-hundred percent certain what, if anything, Vladimir Putin has on Donald Trump that would subject him to blackmail for matters of sexual indiscretion. Here's what we know beyond a millimeter of doubt:
1. Trump's praise of the Russian dictator over the last two years would be surprising from any candidate campaigning to become the next president of the United States. Coming from a so-called "conservative" it was absolutely astonishing.
2. Trump's support for a GOP platform at the convention, calling to end support for the Ukraine which is at this moment fighting Russian separatists is equally puzzling.
3. Trump's nomination of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, a man without a molecule of diplomatic experience - is troubling in light of the fact that Exxon and Russia stood to make as much as half a trillion dollars from an oil deal that was given the kibosh when President Obama put into effect economic sanctions on that country due to its interference in the sovereignty of its neighbors.
4. Donald Trump is a common pervert.
The consensus of opinion among the punditry for why so many of these stupid white Americans were so insanely desperate to send this corrupt, unhinged sociopath to the White House is simply because "they wanted to send a clear message". Well, thanks a heap, folks! Your message has been received loud and very clear indeed: "We're a nation chock full of halfwits and racists". Lovely.
The initial source behind the charges was a "very credible" former official in British intelligence. The BBC is now reporting that there are, in fact, four sources - all of them credible. And to think that this jackass will - barring a miracle - soon be living in the house that was once occupied by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. Isn't this fun to watch?
I'll say it again: If this hideous, clueless degenerate takes the oath of office in one week, this country is finished. These are depressing events, the likes of which so many of us never dreamed we would live to witness. It's quite a lonely thing when one is an intelligent person living in Idiot Nation.
A number of years ago, the Republicans in congress came up with a dandy euphemism for the one percent of this doomed republic. Loath to proclaim that they did not want to raise taxes on "the rich" or "the wealthy", they came up with this guaranteed humdinger: "The Job Creators"! Ain't that something? They now have a new one for sites on the internet (like the one you are currently reading) that are giving the public information that they would rather you not know. They now bemoan, "The epidemic of Fake News". I smell a decomposing rat. Could this possibly be a nasty harbinger of even nastier things to come? Could legislation be around the corner outlawing all of these "fake" news sites? They're at least thinking about it; I'm as sure of that as I am my own name. Do not make the mistake of putting an idea that horrible past these disgusting bastards and bitches. The Patriot Act was merely a grim overture. Get ready for the shit storm: Like it or not, it's coming.
This is not paranoid speculation on my part. They've already gutted the Voting Rights Act, making it nearly impossible for millions of African Americans and the poor (the traditional progressive constituency) to cast their precious ballots - and they did so while a black Democrat was living in the White House. Assuming that they might come down hard on our First Amendment rights - or even going as far as "suspending" the constitution - is merely the next, quite logical step. Keep your eyes wide.
Golden showers fill your eyes....
As far as the allegations of Russian/Trump complicity are concerned, it would be unreasonable to assume that Donald "Grab-'Em-by-the-Pussy" Trump would not be capable of that kind of weird behavior. Remember, this is a guy who, up until very recently, was being sued by a young woman who claimed that she was raped by Trump and a friend (who is now in prison, having been convicted of child sodomy) at a private party on Long Island when she was even younger - thirteen, to be precise. She says that she was forced to withdraw her charges when she began to receive credible death threats. I seriously wonder if it's merely a coincidence that, in the two months since his election, reports of sexual assaults upon women are up nearly twenty percent in America.
Do you have a thirteen-year-old daughter? Did you support and vote for Donald Trump? Are you perfectly content with the fact that she is within five years of going out - alone - into Donald Trump's America? If your answer is "yes", then what the hell is the matter with you? You're either a pervert or a fool. Give me some time to figure out which.
And while you're at it, kiss this fucking country goodbye.
Fifty-five years ago tonight, January 13, 1962, the brilliant video visionary and comedian, Ernie Kovacs, was killed in an automobile accident in West Hollywood. He was only forty-two. The link below is to a PBS tribute series that was first aired in the Spring of 1977.
He literally invented the music video. This installment is called "Kovacs on Music" It must be seen to be believed.
The photograph below of Ernie with Buster Keaton was taken on the last day of his life. Over a half century without Ernie Kovacs has not been an asset to this dreary world.
|Ernie and Buster, 13 January 1962|