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It’s not like you needed one, but today’s your day.
*Yeah, so what, I like adverbs and redundancies… what’s so irrational about that?
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.
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.
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Presentiment – is that long Shadow – on the Lawn –
Indicative that Suns go down –
The Notice to the startled Grass
That Darkness is about to pass –
*Admittedly, it’s highly unlikely that Ms. Dickinson while sitting alone upstairs staring out her pondering window penned this pensive poem about Daylight Savings Time; that being said, it’s time to throw open those curtains, spread sunshine on those foreboding winter-fouled floating dust mites of presentiments and drag those lagging Clocks for-ward and on-ward to-ward that Fresh Breath of presentiment-less and Carefree Air affectionately known as Spring, yo!**
**What’s with all the “yos” lately, yo?
HAIKU ON GEN-X VISION
FEBRUARY 15, 2017 LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT
By: E. R. Smith
Haiku on Gen-X Vision
Gained Gen-X vision
eye strain on optic axon
mutant lens fade hue
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.
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:
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
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.
Drudge has double headlines linking to an Elle article declaring,
“WITCHES TO CAST SPELL ON TRUMP…”
“MASS HEX ACROSS THE GLOBE…”
Okay, Witches… time to get your witch on.
The first observation:
Mad Dog Mattis must be mad as hell for having to humiliate himself by being the face of our national apology for Trump’s war-crime declaration that we should have and still just might take Iraq’s oil; not to mention the fact that he, Mattis, has to tap dance around the fact that he, Trump, is still hell-bent on keeping every damn one of them, Iraqis, the hell outta our country, regardless whether they fought side by side our soldiers or not (just them, not their oil).
The second observation:
I was considering writing a satire post (i.e., FAKE Post!) with its premise being our so-called president writing it as a Guest Author.
As I was getting set to channel Trump for the writing, I got cold fingers, so to speak, from the damage the channeling might do to my so-called brain; so, I backed slowly away from the keyboard, thought about it for a minute, then made the decision to search around to see if anyone had already done something similar.
I’m happy to have lost my courage to allow my brain to think as a non-reading Trump would and I am awe at the courage author Dave Astor possesses and the risks he was willing to take to share his brain and blog with him, for his sacrifices have allowed us to enjoy this reblogged post of his.
If you’re a reader of such things as “books” that are written with more than 140 words and that may contain troubling brain hurdles such as nuance and non-linear plot and plotless constructs, then you must check out Mr. Astor’s witty and wise blog.
This blog will be different today, because Donald Trump demanded to write a guest piece. I told him he doesn’t read literature or know much about it, but he insisted. Anyway, things will go back to normal next week, but until then…herrrrrre’s the illegitimate president:
The Donald (me) doesn’t read novels, but I do read the backs of cereal boxes. Lots of back story, ya know?
Actually, I know a yuge amount about fiction. Not the literary kind — the “alternative facts” kind.
I can’t deal with The Wings of the Dove. Why didn’t Henry James write The Wings of the War Hawk? Sad.
The Red Badge of Courage? Stephen Crane — what a loser. Believe me, I showed more courage getting Vietnam War deferments for alleged bone spurs in my heels, even though I played a ton of sports at the time with no problem. They…
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Brady and Belichick support Trump.
Trump supports Putin.
Putin supports oppression.
Oppression supports fear.
Fear supports hate.
Hate supports violence.
Violence supports violence.
Violence supports violence.
Violence supports violence…
Support freedom, peace, and love.
Support the Falcons.
Since we’re all inevitably doomed anyway, be it by a #trumpocalypse risen freedom eating zombie tomorrow, or by an angel-stroked sweet Good Night (God is Good, right… I mean, God is “good”, I suppose, but the word “good” also is “God” … Right? That’s where the word “good” came from, right? Directly from God? Right? Ah, good god maybe not…) fifty-years from now, we all might as well laugh together as we march happily toward our demise…
It’s been over twenty-four hours since we, and by “we” I mean definitely not me, happily handed Lucifer the Keys to the Kingdom on a gold-plated platter of a presidency so I was just checking in to see if everyone is still alive and/or if there has been any signs of the onset of the sure-to-come-if-not-already-here-somewhere Trump Apocalypse, AKA #TRUMPOCALYPSE for brevity and my sake.
Are you okay?
I mean, this Trump Freak Show we are all now part of has got to be doing some serious psychological damage to some folks out there, with yours truly possibly included. Don’t ya think?
Well, as Chuck D of Public Enemy wisely if not futilely instructs us…
Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favourable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favourable to its own side – Hitler
Yes, I confess, Mad Magazine was just about the only sustained intellectual cultivation I received as a youth — hey, I’m a product of both the US Public School System and “The Eighties” so don’t blame me.
But what is going on with all this spoofing and mocking of news, i.e.*, “fake news” stuff is reminiscent of not only Mad Magazine in its hilarious and spot-on spoofing and satirical mocking of any and all things sacred regarding U.S. politics and culture back in the day (and by “back in the day” I mean “The Eighties” of course), but its also reminiscent of how just about every autocrat in modern history would discredit and mock any viable public discourse and opposition regarding their dictatorial pursuits, which, of course, is not quite as hilarious as the first reminiscent example.
Listen, at this rate [of our collective stupidity] our Autocrat-elect Donald
Trump Drumpf won’t have to bother with all the effort of personally grinding our First Amendment rights under his gold-plated heel as he strives to consolidate absolute power absolutely…
We will have already done that autocratic work for him by our falling for what has become this “all news is fake news” conspiracy, which, of course** will destroy completely what little is left of any credibility and power our national news organizations will have to restrain and/or hold our Dear Leader-in-waiting Drumpf accountable for his autocratic strivings.
I mean, c’mon on, People…
Putin is now lecturing us about the dangers of spreading fake news to undermine Drumpf’s presidency when he, Putin, currently the world’s foremost autocrat, is the one responsible for most of the fake news mills out there that generated all the fake news that so many Drumpf supporters blindly and happily glommed onto in their blind and happy support for Drumpf!!!
Yes, I am quite beside myself about all of this fake news BS and, while I’m not a betting man, if I had to bet I would bet that this probably won’t be the last you hear of it here.
And that’s no joke***…
*No matter how many times you tell me, I’ll never remember the difference between i.e. and e.g…
**Of course I realize I’m redundantly using the “of course” expression to a painful extreme but that’s what happens when one is so very certain of one’s uncertain future…
***Lame ending, I know; but I couldn’t come up with anything good while using the word “fake”…
History Lesson Near On Drumpf
From “Last Week Tonight”
This amazing video should be watched in its entirty but what pertains specifically to Drumpf begins at mark 17:55
History Lesson Less Near On Schicklgruber
From THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH
There are many weird twists of fate in the strange life of Adolf Hitler, but none more odd than this one which took place thirteen years before his birth. Had the eighty-four-year-old wandering miller not made his unexpected reappearance to recognize the paternity of his thirty-nine-year-old son nearly thirty years after the death of the mother, Adolf Hitler would have been born Adolf Schicklgruber. There may not be much or anything in a name, but I have heard Germans speculate whether Hitler could have become the master of Germany had he been known to the world as Schicklgruber. It has a slightly comic sound as it rolls off the tongue of a South German. Can one imagine the frenzied German masses acclaiming a Schicklgruber with their thunderous “Heils”? “Heil Schieklgruber!”? Not only was “Heil Hitler!” used as a Wagnerian, paganlike chant by the multitude in the mystic pageantry of the massive Nazi rallies, but it became the obligatory form of greeting between Germans during the Third Reich, even on the telephone, where it replaced the conventional “Hello.” “Heil Schicklgruber!”? It is a little difficult to imagine.*
*Hitler himself seems to have recognized this. In his youth he confided to the only boyhood friend he had that nothing had ever pleased him as much as his father’s change of names. He told August Kubizek that the name Schicklgruger “seemed to him so uncouth, so boorish, apart from being so clumsy and unpractical. He found ‘Hiedler’ … to soft; but ‘Hitler’ sounded nice and was easy to remember.”
(August Kubizek, The Young Hitler I Knew, p.40.)