Trump Times Entry 2 – Feelings Shared with Media Polls

inthought2Feelings Shared with Media Polls

November 10, 2016

“Polls?  Nah…  they’re for strippers and cross country skiers.” – Sarah Palin 2016

In the wake of this current crisis, I harbor some unexpected feelings.

Sure, I got the usual anger, denial, dazed thing going.  But beyond the anger, beneath the denial, glowing in the haze is something else.  Something less comfortable.

Ever get that “something’s wrong” feeling?

Like when you head out for a walk and call your dog – that feeling just before you realize she passed away last month.  Or when it’s 25th of the month and in the back of your mind it’s unclear how to get next month’s rent.  Or when you reach for the phone, then remember the call you’ve been making every day, for the last six years, won’t be needed any more.  That feeling…

When my memory drifts back to election night, whenever I hear the phrase “Trump Cabinet” or “Trump’s first hundred days” that’s what I feel.  Loss with some alienation on the side.

(beginning of rant)

On the other hand, my feelings regarding our mainstream polls and media are simple.  To suggest that they made mistakes, but who could see it coming?  To assert that they have learned and are ready to move on, is frankly insulting.

The polls and media weren’t just wrong; they were spectacularly wrong.

The polls predicted a greater than ninety percent likelihood of exactly what did NOT happen.  The media, apparently, never detected, so never reported the actual election winning narrative.  They didn’t see the story, even when characters in the story were screaming at them.

Plainly, the current crop of mainstream media and polling staff are not competent enough to do the work required in our democracy.  All the polls: 538, Huffington Poll, Gallup, Rasmussen… lack credibility.  All the mainstream media: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, MSNBC … lack the imagination, curiosity and courage to act as our eyes and hears.

Our mainstream media and polls were gamed and easily manipulated by Donald Trump.  They were outsmarted by team Breitbart.  They should all step aside and let someone else give it a try.  Clearly, they’re not good enough to play in the big leagues.

(end of rant)

That’s all I got today.  Take care of yourselves and each other.


Our Angry Little Poem for Today (3/11/13) is Entitled: We Shall

We Shall
Yet another charming weekmonopoly_man
Provided by our leaders
So good to see our taxes hard at work

Wines and dines our man in charge
Opposition paid by us
Behind his back they laugh and call him jerk

And then this guy talked
Half the dayboenher-head
Against a deadly threat that wasn’t there

And guess what?
Those with the most
Would really like to pay a smaller share

We’re still at war
Some general said
While chatting with a well-connected palPaul-Ryan2

So, once again
Calls overcome
And overcome we shall

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My angry little poem for today is entitled

Racial What?
Not to be judgmental but
Racial entitlement?

A rich white privileged man
Is concerned

The tired poor huddled masses
Receiving preferred

Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia
Bull Connorbull

Bull used attack dogs on
Civil rights

Scalia uses attack language against
Us all