Sunday, October 08, 2017

Vulgarians at the Gate



It should be a surprise to no one the speed with which this administration is unraveling. It certainly comes as no surprise to Yours Truly. I could see this disaster coming from a hundred miles away. If you don't believe me, just click on the archives of this site and read what I wrote during the final four months of 2016. I rarely get to give myself a pat on the back so please forgive me for taking full advantage of this sweet opportunity. I took a lot of shit in 2016 - from every direction - for the sense of urgency I displayed in warning people the immensity of the mistake the voters would make by sending this asshole to the White House. I lost more-than-one friendship that went back many decades. That's fine. I'm losing no amount of sleep over the matter.
 
And yet it seems that the complete failure and utter incompetence of the Trump Mob has caught a whole lot of my fellow Americans completely off guard. It's an unnerving thing to consider the fact that in a nation this powerful, such a huge segment of the populous is so out-of-it with respect to the topic of politics that they would consider the prospect of a Donald Trump administration to be a really neat idea. A recalcitrant Trump supporter recently defended his vote for this madman by saying to me: "Well, look what he was running against!" My response:
 
"Well, look what she was running against!"
 
Hillary Clinton might not have been the best nominee (It should have been Bernie!) but the choice given to us last year was akin to choosing between a basket of puppies or a bag of decomposing ravens. This should have been the greatest political no-brainer in eighty-four years; and yet, for so many people it was anything but. Last year, as they are becoming more prone to do with the passing of each election cycle, these silly Americans went happily for the dead ravens. And there is no excusing the fact that Trump won only in the electoral college. It should have been a landslide.

In the meantime, the damage that these clowns are doing will probably take untold years to undo. We'll have a lot of difficult days to endure for the simple reason that too many people in this country are not informed enough to make the right decision at their polling places....Did I say "Right"? I beg your pardon, I meant to say, the "Correct" decision. There are too many of us who can be accurately compared to Pavlov's dogs, salivating at the right wing scream machine's bells of impending doom that progressives would unleash on the poor and helpless inmates of Idiot Nation.

These sure are interesting times to be alive, you'd better believe it.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

AFTERTHOUGHT, 3:12 PM: PM

The front page of my local paper this morning asked the musical question:

"HOW DO WE STOP GUN VIOLENCE?"

Would you like to know what would lead to sane gun laws in this doomed country? The random assassinations of a score (or more) of our "representatives" (with maybe a handful of NRA reps thrown into the mix just for shits and giggles). WHOA! It makes my head spin to envision how quickly legislation outlawing these weapons would FLY out of the House of Reprehensibles and the Senate if a series of events that dreadful occurred. Can you even imagine?

Please, I am not advocating violence, I am just stating an unpleasant reality. They're not on our side.

14 Comments:

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom Degan: "And yet it seems that the complete failure and utter incompetence of the Trump Mob has caught a whole lot of my fellow Americans completely off guard."

Tom, your use of the term "mob", as a descriptor of the Trump administrative, did not go unnoticed. I've already mentioned or alluded on either your blog or Dave Dubya's, that this president has organized crime connections. This is the dirt that Robert Mueller and his team are unearthing, and which form the foundation of the charges -- criminal -- which will lead to either an impeachment conviction or his resignation.

This is a story that even Hollywood couldn't have written. That this era of corruption, fraud, graft and utter malfeasance will crescendo with the removal from office of an implicated mobster president, will only seal the fate of Idiot Nation.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

You can't blame Trump for being Trump or be surprised by his actions any more than you can be so at a raccoon that you catch sampling your garbage. Everyone KNOWS that's what they DO.

What I'm angry at are the SUPPORTERS that had to have seen and heard everything the rest of us did and still voted for him, and I'm REALLY shocked at how they CONTINUE to "denyanddefend" no matter how vulgar and inept he proves himself to be.

Clucky/T.Paine/Stivic?


How?

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Come on Tom. Can't you see how GREAT America has become?

We've had the greatest voter inequality in a presidential election EVER.

We have the greatest asshole ever to demean minorities, journalism, and free speech, AND to debase our government, the White House, and our nation.

We've had the greatest Hurricanes and flooding and disasters since Katrina, in just this year.

And we've had the greatest mass shooting.

Are we tired of winning yet?

I can't wait to how much greater America will be under the Orange Fuhrer.

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

We've had the greatest Hurricanes and flooding and disasters since Katrina, in just this year.

And we've had the greatest mass shooting.


It's all because the Cubs won the World Series. Nature is in revolt!

 
At 4:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, do you EVER have anything relevant and ADULT to add? you WHINE when Tom doesn't post your drivel and THIS is what you offer?

The hurricanes because of GLOBAL WARMING, and the Cubs won the series because they are the best team.

The greatest mass shooting is the NEXT one. Aren't you glad he didn't BEHEAD any of those people? That would have been an OUTRAGE. We might have had to actually DO something about it.

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger ArchieBunkerNYC said...

LOL Tom,

What has unraveled is the Democrat Party. Thank you Julian Assange for exposing the emails revealing how corrupt the DemocRAT party is.

There is no leader in the DemocRAT party. There is nothing but the stale worn out Identity Politics and the race card.

I am very happy Bonnie and Clyde Clinton are not in the White House.

Why did it take Hillary the sore loser 5 days to comment about Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations? Because Harvey was a big donor and Harvey and Slick Willie are kindred spirits. amirite?

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Clueless It Seems said...

to Mozart1220: Your comment shows you have no brains and are not a thinker and you have no manners or class either. I was a musician (Masters Degree) that played PROFESSIONALLY in DC and not in a bar and I assure you: besides this not being a country music concert in Las Vegas you do discredit to Mozart using that handle and writing the stuff you do. Annie! Get Your Gun! Let's go shoot someone!!! It says here in the Consternation, I mean the Constitution, we can. It's more sacred than the bible!!! And remember: my god can beat your god up... He's a football player with brain damage!!!

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Trump is currently trying to MURDER 30 MILLION people so he and his buddies can have YOOOOGE tax breaks.

He's also making sure Iran develops a nuke program.


And Clucky, as well as his several alter egos, will DENYNADDEFLECT.

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger Michael Stivic said...

Tom,

Watching the news and seeing Hillary Clinton massage Harvey Weinstein's chest in that photo really makes me sick. I wonder what else she massaged.

Hillary really liked Harvey because he gave her lots of money for her failed campaigns.

Harvey reminds me of Bill Clinton. Too bad Harvey didn't hire Hillary who was an expert at destroying women coming forward after being abused by a sexual predator.

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Michael Stivic said...

Dave,

It looks like Adam Schiff has stopped talking about the phoney Trump Russia story since there has been no facts to support it no matter how mad we are about the Nov 8th results. I guess there will be whack jobs who will continue to believe it just like the delusional people who still believe 9/11 was an inside job.

I can't believe the photos of Hillary rubbing Harvey Weinsteins chest. She will do anything for contributions (just "follow the money" lol), even helping the Russians buy US uranium mines. Evidently Hillary didn't care Harvey was a sexual predator since he is just like her husband. Too bad Harvey didn't hire Hillary to destroy the sexually abused woman who came forward like she did for Bill. amirite?

It looks like Hillary won't go away and is still the leader of our Democrat Party. We might as well bend over and kiss our arses goodby. just say'n the facts.

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Tom, are you OK?

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

So it looks like Clucky has chimed in under all his alter egos, and together there is not one valid or lucid statement.

 
At 2:44 AM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Hi, Mozart. I'm fine.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger carolkrafter said...

NOT FOR NUTTIN' TOM, but i know of not one soul who has been " taken by surprise " by the much despised Orange Maggot-in chief. . , carole

 

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