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  • Kurt Brindley 5:11 pm on March 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , American Actors, American Workers, British Actors, Donald Trump, , foreign competition, H1B visa, , immigration, jobs, outsourcing, Samuel L. Jackson,   

    Hollywood gets it… 

    Samuel L. Jackson caused a bit of a buzz recently for his complaint about British actors being cast in roles written for American characters, partly because, he believes, British actors are cheaper hires.
     


     

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  • Kurt Brindley 10:32 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , commissars, Der Kommissar, Donald Trump, Falco, , , , , political appointees, ,   

    Don’t Turn Around… 

    [NOTE: THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING INTO RUSSIAN HACKING IS NOW LIVE]
     

    From the Washington Post:

    WHITE HOUSE INSTALLS POLITICAL AIDES AT CABINET AGENCIES TO BE TRUMP’S EYES AND EARS

    At the Pentagon, they’re privately calling the former Marine officer and fighter pilot who’s supposed to keep his eye on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “the commissar,” according to a high-ranking defense official with knowledge of the situation. It’s a reference to Soviet-era Communist Party officials who were assigned to military units to ensure their commanders remained loyal…

    The arrangement is unusual. It wasn’t used by presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. And it’s also different from the traditional liaisons who shepherd the White House’s political appointees to the various agencies… [MORE]

     


     

     

    #resist
    #resistautocracy
    #resisteightiesnewwavemusic

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 10:28 am on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Trump, leaks, , , , , , , Trump Monster, , Trump tax returns   

    So if not paying taxes means he’s smart… 

     

    Does it mean the Trump Monster is the opposite of smart since he paid over $35,000,000.00 in taxes for 2005?

    Regardless, he remains a doofus either way.

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    • Alli Farkas 2:25 pm on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      He probably “leaked” them himself. And the only reason he ended up paying the $35 million was the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) which he would like to abolish.

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      • Kurt Brindley 11:41 am on March 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        It’s sounding like he paid more than he should have according to a Bloomberg article I read. Dum.

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  • Kurt Brindley 8:25 pm on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: breaking news, Cheap Trick, Donald Trump, MSNBC, , , , , th3j3st3r, , , ,   

    Guess what I’ll be doing at 9PM tonight… 

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  • Kurt Brindley 3:42 pm on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: conspiracy theories, Donald Trump, , , Gilligan's Island, ingorance, , listening devices, , , wiretapping   

    Conway on the other hand… 

    Needs no help from her ignorant and un-intellectual boss’ autocratic antics to appear like the fool she is…

     

    Image, minus markup, courtesy of MSN NEWS

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    • wscottling 7:57 pm on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I have to confess, when I first read what she said, I misread it as “microwaves that turn into cameras” as in the electromagnetic waves that cook one’s food somehow transforming into tangible cameras that would send information to the FBI, CIA or wherever then disappear. And I sat for a long time thinking, “That would be an incredible piece of technology.” and a scary one. Then I realized that she was speaking of microwave ovens, and I thought, “well, that’s just silly.”

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    • Restless Mind 10:37 am on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      She just digs the grave deeper and deeper every damn time she speaks..

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  • Kurt Brindley 2:49 pm on March 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , autocrat, , Donald Trump, , , intellectuals, π, , , , Sean Spicer,   

    The Donald’s Dumming Down of America 

    Perhaps Spicer is actually a closet intellectual; perhaps it’s just his ignorant boss with his un-intellectual, autocratic antics who makes him appear otherwise…
     

    The Dumming Down of Spicer

    Image, without markup, courtesy of MSN NEWS

     

    #whysodummerica

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 4:07 pm on March 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: contingency plans, coups, Donald Trump, , , , McCarthyism, , military coups, ,   

    When the Monster is in Steady Pursuit… 

    At least we know where it is…

    Is anyone else beginning to get a little freaked out by Trump’s twitter discipline lately?

    I wonder if word got to him that the military is “secretly” planning to take over the government, you know… just in case so he decided he had better play the presidential part as written for a while.

    Spooky…

    But think about it – surely there has to have been at least a tiny bit of discussion about “contingency plans” by the military’s top brass for if/when Trump finally self-implodes himself all over everyone.

    Anyway…

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  • Kurt Brindley 4:50 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Donald Trump, doom, , , , Russian Stooges, ,   

    Lighten up, yo! 

    All the dark doom and gloom around here made it hard on my eyes so I decided to lighten up a bit… visually anyway.

    Still gonna keep a full throttled resistance to you know who and his Freak Show starring all of Putin’s Puppets of Treasonous Stooges on a String, but I will, at least for now, do it in a more clean, well-lighted place*.

    Cool?

    Light on, yo!

    #resist


    *First one to name the author wins!

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 9:25 am on March 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Trump, , Jon Huntsman, , , , , Russian Ambassador, , Tool, tools,   

    Tools 

    GOOD TOOL:
     

     

    BAD TOOL:
     
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  • Kurt Brindley 1:18 pm on March 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , consultants, Donald Trump, , , political consultants, , , spin doctors, ,   

    The Profits 

    With words full of mystical might
    Wise Prophets forebode unto thee
    Thine future of terrors and frights
    For only a nominal fee
     

    #prayforthespindoctors

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 12:17 pm on March 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Deep State, Donald Trump, , , National Security Agency, , , , , , , , wiretaps   

    OMG!!! OBAMA SPIED ON TRUMP!!!!!!! 

    Duh! I sure as hell hope so.

    How better to learn what Vlady, The Puppet Master, Putin is up to than to monitor his puppets.

    If, based on what appears (day by day right before our twitter-filled eyes) to be the case, that Hitler-inspired Trump and his lot of unpatriotic stooges were, and probably still are, in naughty cahoots with the naughty Kremlin…

    Then not to have been monitoring the whole naughty unpatriotic lot of them puppets would, to me, have been…

    A blatant dereliction of duty.

    And we all know that former President Obama is no derelict.

    Yeah…

    Anyway, as a contextual aside…

    The National Security Agency, an organization I worked for or supported while in the military and as a (don’t judge) Defense Contractor (Yes, I worked for Booz Allen for a bit. No, I never met Snowden.) for nearly 30 years*, has an unofficial motto:

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  • Kurt Brindley 9:36 am on March 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , art concepts, Donald Trump, Россия, , , Ma, , , , , , ,   

    Negative Space 

    Negative Space

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 10:20 am on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bernie Madoff, CNBC, commerce, corporate raiders, crooks, Donald Trump, , , , , , stress relievers, tax evasion,   

    For Fidgety Folks Fixin’ for a Fidgety Fix 

    Read an interesting CNBC article how a young kid (twenty-four is still a kid to an old dud of a fart like me) was able to make mucho dinero by stalking the fundraising sites, identifying which products are drawing in the investors, and then beating the fundraisers to market with knock-offs of what they are funding for.

    Quite risky but, at least in this particular instance I was reading about, quite rewarding. It cost him less than $4.00 to bring his knocked-off product to market and he sells them for $24.99 $19.99.

    Anyway, that’s cool and all. I’m all for commerce and profits… Money is nice.

    Although, I’m sure that kid will find a place behind bars someday for something like, oh I don’t know… tax evasion or pyramid schemes or something of that corporate-raider-like spirit. Yeah, I know that’s negative, but I can tell just by reading about him that he has that I’m-fixin’-to-get-rich-no-matter-who-I-gotta-screw-or-screw-over-to-get-it twinkle in his eye.

    But… the reason I’ve called this meeting is not just to discuss our budding Bernie Madoff, but to bring you to awareness of the type of product he “knocked-off” from Indiegogo.

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    • M. A Morris 11:17 am on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      These were originally designed to help kids with ADHD. We know or we were that kid in class who used to piss off the teacher because of the compulsive pen clicking or desk tapping. These “toys” help kids and adults who need that kind of fidgety motion in order to focus. The thought that some young Trumpette punk making a small fortune off of such an educational tool is sickening. I’ve no problem with a decent profit made off of an original idea. But what this kid is doing is akin to piracy.

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      • Kurt Brindley 12:02 pm on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Which is why he goes by “Jack,” his pirate name.

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        • M. A Morris 12:07 pm on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          This kind of stuff is just infuriating. I’m often left wondering why some people just can’t do the right thing.

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          • Kurt Brindley 12:14 pm on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

            I hear ya; however, in the pirate’s defense — unless there is a patent to prohibit it, it’s legal to make products similar to other products, like automobiles or dining utensils or any other countless commercialized commodity in the market place of good and bad necessities.

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  • Kurt Brindley 3:50 pm on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Brown Shirts, Donald Trump, , , political strategies, , ,   

    What I Still Don’t Understand (but my gut kind of does) 

    Trump and his lying lot of spies and fools had to know all of this Russian stuff was going to come out at some point. So why would they lie about it so blatantly?

    Unless, all along, they had an underhanded, autocratic strategy prepared and ready to effectuate that will “minimize” the anticipated fallout of their past, and probably enduring, treasonous behavior…

    As we sailors say in when heading into stormy weather…

    Stand by for heavy rolls!
     


     

    #RESIST

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 2:48 pm on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Trump, , , , , Rick Perry, , Russians, , , ,   

    Our Un-American Lot of Spies and Fools 

    If somehow you weren’t convinced before you surely must be now that Trump’s entire administration is full of either Russian spies like Sessions and the treasonous, lying lot like him, or of partisan, unqualified fools, like Perry and the sad, ridiculous lot like him.

    Trump, of course, is of both.

    If you still insist on supporting this unpatriotic, un-American lot of spies and fools, do not dare call yourself a patriotic American.
     

     

    #prayforamerica

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 3:34 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , businesswomen, Donald Trump, , , , , , , ,   

    #WOMENSHISTORYMONTH 

    WOMENSHISTORYMONTH.GOV

    National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme:
    “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

    NWHP.ORG

    ★ ★ ★

    Japan’s Business Federation Sent This All-Female Delegation to the Trump White House

     

     
  • Kurt Brindley 12:18 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Donald Trump, , , ,   

    Sticking It To The Man: A Cultural Response 

    #PROTESTART

    VIA ACTUS MAGAZINE

    #RESIST

    #LEWD
    #NSFW

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    Actus Magazine

    By Abigail Gilson 

    There is a reinvigorated cultural response to the current political dysfunction on the rise. Artists from around the world have mobilised together to troll Trump by creating controversial protest paintings, sculptures, and murals- and they’re holding nothing back. There is no limit of political satire nor hues of orange in these depictions of the U.S president however their outright messages have provoked censorship across social media sites (so much for free speech, eh) and even the administration has threatened particular artists with litigation. Alas, all is not lost with this dose of cultural reassurance: here are five distorted versions of D.T that are sure to make protest-art great again.  

    Emotional Downloads by James Ostrer

    1168536(Donald Trump), ED 213M

    This grotesque rendition of Donald Trump is not for the soft-stomached as it is curated completely from raw meat, fish, chewed up pieces of croissant and drizzled in…

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  • Kurt Brindley 9:52 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Donald Trump, , , , , , presidential address, , ,   

    La La La La La La La… 

    Missed Trump’s big speech last night.

    Not because I was balled up in the corner of my dark and damp basement with my eyes closed and ears plugged chanting la la la la la la la to drown out any possibility of hearing it until it was over.

    No, I missed it because I mercifully went to see the almost Oscar-winning La La Land instead.

    It wasn’t released to my local theater the first time around.

    Been wanting to see it.

    The almost wasn’t Oscar-winning Moonlighting wasn’t released here its first go-around either.

    Still hasn’t been.

    I do live in Southern Pennsyltucky, remember…

    But if it, Moonlighting, ever does make it to my local theater on the wave of its Oscar win, chances are I still won’t go to see it.

    For me, there are movies that are made to be seen in the theater publicly — big bold banging colorful gregarious gun-filled types, a la La La Land — and there are movies that are best watched in the privacy of ones home — ones without all the boom boom blasting effects and/or which might make me cry and/or reflect on myself as a person, a la Moonlighting.

    La La Land is good, fun, modern-day family entertainment (there was one gratuitous F-bomb that I recall, no guns, no skin). Beautiful colors.

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    • xmatman 10:33 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, 57% of the 100% of Trump supporters who tuned in thought it was pretty good!

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    • Jackie Oldham 10:52 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      As Michael Moore so brilliantly reminded us last night (on MSNBC), tRump is a card-carrying member of SAG! So, he really was just “acting”. And like any 2nd rate actor, he was more concerned about the ratings, and the length of the audience applause, than with anything of substance.

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    • Larry Kahaner 11:02 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Trump is who he is. Despite the softened rhetoric (which I’m pleased to hear) he is the same person who we saw and heard during the campaign and post election. Nothing has changed.

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    • Vonita 4:27 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      He is and will always be despicable.

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    • quillella 4:42 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Are you sure politics is acting? Last I heard, actors don’t get teleprompters- they have to have the brains to memorise their lines!

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    • Bonnie Follett 5:34 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I did watch the speech (for the reason that I do insist more info is helpful in any war – that “Know your enemy” kind of thing) but I think SO MANY are MISSING THE POINT. Especially any reporting that attempts to be conciliatory, like comments that he used a softer voice or he seemed presidential or Wow – that he got through a whole hour without falling off into tweet-speech… This speech was all STRATEGY. – Why? Well partly to manipulate the Press, but My Bigger Guess… He’s trying to warm up any of the public he can still fool and DEFLECT from the pesky Russian connection stories coming out. He has not “changed” – he does not “change” and look at the content – not the “I’m so sincere” soft voice or our lowered expectations that had us wondering how he got through an hour long speech without blowing it too bad. But as any Resister knows… watch what he does and has done and will do, not what he “says” with a “Believe me! I’m the only one who knows.” – He is not know for any kind of truth, except alternative truth.

      I know many others who did not watch this speech, and there were some truly offensive moments – One was the way he manipulated the mother of the fallen Navy Seal with claims that despite her son’s death that good intel was somehow collected so he did not die in vain. I have serious doubts that was true – it was a botched mission (and one Obama didn’t execute because he knew it was premature or other persistent problems with it). And the father is actually extremely critical of Trump and refused to attend at all because he has not fallen for Trump’s explanations. So to manipulate the mother that way I felt was, what’s that word? Deplorable! But the long applause during that moment was exactly what he was going for.

      I won’t go into the other offensive moments, this comment is too long!

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    • Bonnie Follett 5:37 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      P.S. Kurt – Please stop posting pictures of that man! He is so creepy. Use a cute dog or a cute kitty instead… just my suggestion! :)

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    • cinderellaeveryman 8:39 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      not a bad article in the New Yorker on the ‘not-so-normal’ speech. today? yesterday? not sure when. Might get the taste of rotten herring out of your mouth, anyway. Always good to wash the day’s offensive consumptibles down with a stiff brew. point is, we know what the strategy is, right? time to show us the ‘scripted’ version of the man without rhetorical inhibition. Even he can control himself just long enough to try to win his constituency and score yet again against the enemies of the peops. this is all part of the standard script, isn’t it? any surprises? no.
      now, back to keeping our sanity. …. that one’s a bit tougher.
      keep at it with Sholzenitki-kitty, is my thought. [was that the dude? dude 2 in post on disentangling the lies]

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  • Kurt Brindley 12:30 pm on February 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Donald Trump, , , indoctrination, Ivana Trump, , , , , spider webs, , , Vanity Fair,   

    Untangling Trump One Tangled Lie at a Time 

    Tangled Trump

    “Spiders do not usually adhere to their own webs, because they are able to spin both sticky and non-sticky types of silk, and are careful to travel across only non-sticky portions of the web. However, they are not immune to their own glue…” WIKIPEDIA

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth. ~ Vladimir Lenin

    In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    ★ ★ ★

    It’s out there, the Truth about Trump.

    It just takes time to untangle his international web of lies and deceit…

    But it’s happening, this Untangling, despite Trump’s and and his stooges’ efforts to deny it and divert us from it, as is evidenced in Rachael Maddow’s mind-blowing report last night, as well as in The New Yorker piece we discussed here a couple of days ago, and of which Maddow refers to in the following video:

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    • avwalters 8:48 pm on February 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Kurt, Step back a minute and look at this thing. It reads like a Coen brothers script. (Think, Burn After Reading.) American buffoon businessman tapped by the Rooskis as some kind of backwards Manchurian candidate–only to find that the American roller-coaster marketplace has done all the work for them–racist voters, crooked lobbists, self-absorbed and corrupt politicians, all, so much so, that the poor Russian handlers don’t know how to interfere to make things worse. They sit back and eat popcorn, shocked, as they watch Americans implode under their own power.

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    • cinderellaeveryman 8:31 pm on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      like your opening quotes. like the sourcing – large sweep. I had a hunch Ivanka was our hero’s erstwhile romantic interest of some stature….. plot thickening or just souring or refining? might yield liquor of some pedigree. What do you think? anyway….like it.

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      • cinderellaeveryman 12:39 pm on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        So sorry, I meant Conway, not Ivanka. Whatever meant be said of Trump, – and after all what can’t be said?- “That” can’t be. His politically incestuous relationship with Russia is pretty evident and he seems to run the White House like a family business but that as far as I’m willing to go.

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      • Kurt Brindley 11:58 am on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        The article sourced is a VF interview with Ivana, Trump’s first ex-wife, not Conway/Invanka.

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    • gspottedpen 9:30 am on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Trump is an average “WHITE” with a mindset that is in the middle ages and an ego that’s immorally outrageous. Anand Bose from Kerala

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      • Kurt Brindley 11:54 am on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Being White, I’m afraid to ask what an average “WHITE” is… If an average “WHITE” has a mindset that is in the middle ages, I’m even more afraid to ask what mindset either an above or below average “WHITE” would have…

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        • gspottedpen 8:02 am on March 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          Average, sorry I should I have used the term socially and culturally biased. Pardon!

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  • Kurt Brindley 12:59 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Donald Trump, historians, , , Munich Post, , normalization, rise to power, Ron Rosenbaum, , Trump and Hitler,   

    What Will It Take? 

    I’ve lost several fb friends and many followers here because of my relentless fixation on Trump’s autocratic aspirations and the similarities between his rise to power with Hitler’s.

    I ain’t gonna lie to you — I’ve often in the past second-guessed myself and wondered if I, in fact, wasn’t just being too alarmist and snowflake-like in my regard for Trump and his rise to power like many have accused me of being.

    But I stopped all that second-guessing and wondering long ago as the similarities in tactics between the two just keep getting more and more profound.

    In a powerful, condemning, LARB essay, yet another Hitler historian, Ron Rosenbaum, comes out strong with the Trump/Hitler comparisons…

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    • http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com 1:08 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Kurt, you are telling it the way it is. Let’s not forget that Roy Cohn was Trump’s mentor, and we know what his history was. One of the problems is, as Santyana said, that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. We older ones who lived during WW11 have not forgotten, but no one listens to us simply because we are old. There was a time when elders received respect, but not any more. So, we cry into the wilderness. You, and other concerned younger citizens, have to march under the banner of Truth.

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      • Kurt Brindley 1:36 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your wisdom and encouragement, Professor. Seems like respect is a forgotten anachronism we no longer have the patience or temperament for…

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    • donnamarie 1:39 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I understand your alarm. Everyone should be. I’m of the mind that the effort shouldn’t be to convince #45 supporters because they are the people who followed Hitler. Those who should be targeted are the “so called patriotic conservatives” who are silent in this moment when America needs them the most.

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      • Kurt Brindley 1:43 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately, they are much more difficult to target than the belligerent supporters.

        I’m surprised I’ve seen very little in the news or on social media of supporters coming out publicly to declare they’ve changed their minds.

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        • donnamarie 1:46 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          So true. His supporters seem to be either stuck in this alternate reality or to ashamed to admit their mistake. I heard a woman on a talk show say she voted for Trump but that doesn’t mean she supports him. Huh? This is a problem.

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          • Kurt Brindley 2:00 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

            A problem, indeed. With the campaign being so divisive and both sides being so belligerent towards the other… it will be hard for anyone to admit they were wrong for a while, I suppose.

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    • Mellow Curmudgeon 2:57 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      “What will it take?” Good question.

      Wish I knew. Both regarding Trump’s active supporters AND regarding those who recoil from looking like sore losers more than they recoil from the prospect of fascism behind a democratic facade. The parallels with Hitler’s rise keep getting worse, but many otherwise sensible people still advocate seeking common ground, waiting to see how the umpteenth incarnation of zombie economics works out, blah blah blah. While patience is often a virtue, waiting until it is too late is not.

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    • wscottling 3:56 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I have to say that I have people in my extended circle that I know voted for Lord Dampnut and having talked to them, they *do* live in an alternate reality because they honestly don’t understand what the fuss is all about. They don’t know why everyone is frightened, they don’t understand what people are upset about, and they really and truly think that everyone is in a tizzy over nothing. To them, it’s just business as usual. If I try to explain it to them, they say that I’m exaggerating and even being hyperbolic about “everything”.

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      • wscottling 3:57 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        And before anyone asks why I don’t cut them out of my life, I’ll say this now, I don’t cut people out of my life for having different political views (or religious views, &c….) if I did that, I’d be as bad as any other racist.

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    • C. J. Hartwell 4:28 pm on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I tried to remain stoic after the election, trusting in our checks and balances to keep him from doing too much harm. However the longer it goes, the more apparent he and his supporters have no respect for checks and balances and will do whatever they can to circumvent them. It’s terrifying, and as you said, what will it take for people to open their eyes?

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    • Aetherielle 11:11 pm on February 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I share your concerns. People are not only ignorant of history but often choose to deny that they are susceptible to the same sort of mistakes. Watching Trump stir up his base is frightening, to say the least. I don’t necessarily believe that he has nefarious political motives so much as he’s obsessed with empowering the failing corporate state. Playing on ignorance and fear is just a tool. Hitler used it when he convinced the German people that Jews and Russians would destroy them and Trump is doing the same with immigrants and ISIS. Those of us who see it need to stay vigilant because half the population seems to be turning a blind eye in the hopes that they will somehow reap the benefits of this “New World.” I hope they wake up from the delusion before it’s too late.

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    • KatieComeBack 7:00 am on March 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What it will take is direct impact.

      Once something you relied on is gone, all this “stuff” becomes much more important. Until then, a lot of it doesn’t sound all that bad to people – because nothing in THEIR worlds has been rocked to the core. Yet.

      We are often a selfish lot.

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