Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

I'm amazed that, given the behavior of the pervert-elect since Election Day last, I have yet to detect much (if any) buyers remorse on behalf of the people who were so heartbreakingly clueless as to think that electing Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton was a particularly nifty idea. They'll understand easily enough when the bazillion dollar shit hammer comes a'crashing down upon all of us - those of us who were smart enough to understand the threat that a Trump administration poses for the future of our children - and the less-than-half of the rest of you who were too knee-slappingly dumb to figure it out. My sympathies are - and shall remain with - the former. The saddest victims of America's mass, electoral insanity are, of course, the children. The hearts of those of us with an IQ above room temperature should be breaking for them.

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.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


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


At 1:30 PM, Blogger The New York Crank said...

You referred to the possibility that Donald Trump is "a common pervert." I think that's outrageous!

If the allegations are true, that he sat in a hotel room watching two or more prostitutes peeing on a bed, and most probably on one another, while he no doubt sat with his teeny weenie (or whatever he has ) in his hand, masturbating, he is not a common pervert. A common pervert would get involved with whips and chains, or rubber and latex, or anal sex. None of this has been alleged. Therefore, Trump is most certainly NOT a common pervert. He is a highly un-common pervert.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

At 3:12 PM, Blogger T. Paine said...

There is much to be concerned with regarding Donald Trump and much to criticize.

That said, I thought all of you good folks on the left taught us during Bill Clinton's time in office that what one does in his private life is his business. (Including a credible charge of rape against him by Juanita Broderick.) Isn't that what was all about? I guess those chickens are coming home to roost, in the words of the loving, non-racist, spiritual-advising-pastor to BHO.

See what happens when you don't stand on principle, regardless of the party affiliation of the person doing wrong? It comes back to bite you on the semen-stained dress.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

More good news for making America great and bad news for unhinged liberals.

Lockheed CEO to Trump: We plan to add 1,800 F-35 jobs in Fort Worth

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

T. Paine: "See what happens when you don't stand on principle, regardless of the party affiliation of the person doing wrong?"

You've got it all wrong, Mr. Paine. What one does in private, between (or among) consenting adults, is certainly nobody's business. However, that said, when revealed and made public, own it.

Republicans are the worst when it comes to licentious or perverted acts, yet they suppress and run away from it -- always denying it. It's no wonder they're hateful and condescending toward the poor and society's most vulnerable.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Chuck "Majormajor" Morre: "Lockheed CEO to Trump: We plan to add 1,800 F-35 jobs in Fort Worth"

Onward military-industrial-complex!

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

It's a govt job, the kind you like best

At 7:51 PM, Blogger woodenman1954 said...

The F-35 and the F-22 will ultimately cost three trillion dollars. If we can get that up to seven trillion we will finally be safe.

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...


Yea, that Obama is a real war monger.

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

woodenman1954: "If we can get that up to seven trillion we will finally be safe."


At 11:03 AM, Blogger Michael Stivic said...

hey Tom,

Speaking of perverts, why would Bill Clinton and Hillary still stay hitched? It looks like the fat lady has sung for the Clintons. We all thought we would be saying "Madame President" for the first time. I don't blame the Russians for her loss, but her lack of energy.

Why would anyone now donate to the Clinton Foundation when there is no more pay for play by filthy rich 1 percenters to get preferential treatment?

If I was Hillary I would stop playing Tammy Wynette albums and would kick Bill out of the house. And why would Bill want to look at her fat cottage cheese arse anymore? just say'n.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Countdown to the beginning of the end.

I hope everyone's planning to travel to Washington for the festivities the day after. Whether or not you can make it, be sure to resist and obstruct this illegitimate government each day, each month, for all four years (or however long it takes).

It's time to push back and reclaim our democratic processes. It's time to resist the corporatocracy; the corporate state -- the oligopoly that has taken over our lives. Start now. Tomorrow may be too late.

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

The Titanic sails this Friday at noon. Are you prepared to deal with these twenty-one warning signs that point to danger in this new year? Read John W. Whitehead's daunting warning of what's in store for 2017:

(1) Mandatory quarantines without due process or informed consent; (2) Mental health assessments by non-medical personnel; (3) Tracking chips for citizens; (4) Military training to deal with anti-establishment movements in megacities; (5) Government censorship of anything it classifies as disinformation; (6) Threat assessments; (7) War on cash: (8) Expansive surveillance; (9) Militarized police; (10) Police shootings of unarmed citizens; (11) False flags and terrorist attacks; (12) Endless wars to keep America’s military’s empire employed; (13) Attempts by the government to identify, target and punish so-called domestic “extremists”; (14) SWAT team raids; (15) Erosions of private property; (16) Overcriminalization; (17) Strip searches and the denigration of bodily integrity; (18) Drones; (19) Prisons; (20) Censorship; and (21) Fascism.

You better be ready. Life under a Trump presidency, with Republican control of both chambers of Congress, will be far different than we've ever experienced. This I assure you.

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Is this how you provide for yourself?

Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in multiple cities on seeking “operatives.”

“Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Chuck "Majormajor" Morre: "'Get paid fighting against Trump!' says the ad."

So? What's your point?

The president, most members of congress, and most sitting on the Supreme Court, take money from corporations to assail the rights of the citizens of the United States. (See my comment time-stamped 11:42 AM, and drill through via the hyperlink for full explanations. I've made it easy for you, but it's up to you to read it.)

At 7:47 PM, Blogger ArchieBunkerNYC said...


Sounds like you hit your head on a rock again while boarding! amirite?

At 2:33 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...


So what's YOUR point?

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Harley A. said...

JG - I'm confused by your "list" from the article. I read the article and agree with a whole lot of it. But, I don't think the author attributes the root cause to Trump per se. I think he likely attributes it to 16 years of Bush/Obama. Perhaps he's afraid Trump will not stand up against any of it, but I'm not so sure. Does it not make you wonder when both sides of the aisle for the most part hate the guy? Of any president we've had since the rise of the globalist oligarchy, he is the most anti-establishment, though some of his appointments certainly make one wonder what he's thinking. And some of his independent ideas are concerning. I get that he's not likely anyone's first choice, but what I don't get is the intense fear of him by the left. He's more truly liberal than Obama or Hillary Clinton. The left will kick and scream at such an assertion, but, sorry, it's true. Obama and Hillary are bought by the globalist oligarchs. I fear Trump FAR LESS than the alternatives (from Reps or Dems mind you). Hillary would have taken the baton on most of your list of concerns and run with them at full speed - of that I have no doubt. McCain (as an example) would be a disastrous president - we'd be at war within a year. Anyway, it is time for the clear thinking, non-partisan-attached to save this country if it can be. Clinton set the table. Bush was a train wreck. Obama was an absolute disaster. We are so defeated at this point - we HAD to try something different. Establishment insiders with globalist agendas haven't been working.

Article "food for thought" (I'm not smart enough to create a link in my posts)...

At 2:56 PM, Blogger T. Paine said...

Harley, you make some very good points and I find myself in agreement with much of what you said. Trump is really apolitical rather than partisan. He aligned himself in the past with whomever would help advance his businesses. Why the left fears him so much baffles me in many ways.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Harley A.: "But, I don't think the author attributes the root cause to Trump per se."

I never said the author did. However, that said, I believe a Trump presidency will escalate the issues mentioned.

"Does it not make you wonder when both sides of the aisle for the most part hate the guy?"

I know why I don't like him. Based upon his cabinet all being essentially "one-percenters", I think his intentions are pretty clear.

"...though some of his appointments certainly make one wonder what he's thinking."

Ditto. See above.

"...but what I don't get is the intense fear of him by the left."

For the reasons I already cited, plus his overt racism, white supremacist remarks, and his neo-Nazism leanings. Add a pinch or two of Islamophobia, a few teaspoons of antifeminism and homophobia, a dash of white nationalist fever, and you have the ingredients of a right-wing populism that's a step or two away from demagoguery.

"He's more truly liberal..."

Hear this and please let it sink into and simmer a little bit with your Midwestern mentality. He is not liberal -- not by any measure. He's a right-wing populist, along the lines of the Alt-Right. There is nothing left about him. Absolutely nothing.

"I fear Trump FAR LESS than the alternatives (from Reps or Dems mind you)."

Not less, not more, but certainly in a different way. Both major candidates were poison for the nation -- each in their own way. This nation will pay dearly for its erroneous judgment in selecting him.

"We are so defeated at this point - we HAD to try something different."

But not that kind of different. The only viable "something different" never had a chance to partake in the national debates; to be seen and heard by the nation. The only viable "something different" was marginalized and not allowed to speak to the people. There were several better choices. We never heard what they had to say. Now we're stuck.

"Establishment insiders with globalist agendas haven't been working."

I agree wholeheartedly.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

T. Paine: "Why the left fears [Trump] so much baffles me in many ways."

Let me count the ways!

Please read my responses to Harley. It should be very clear. If it still baffles you, possibly a little more introspection on your part may be needed.

At 2:17 AM, Blogger carolkrafter said...

I wish i had the calm inclination to reply to T. Paine's earlier post with obvious specifics. Ill just say his ideas re trump are completely twisted. I do hope this is not an insult.


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