Trump Times Entry 235 – Violence Fantasy League

Violence Fantasy League

July 2, 2017

Last Thursday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that Trump “in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.” Yet, we all saw him during the campaign urging a crowd to “knock the crap out of” people who disagreed with him. There are videos of the Donald offering to pay for the legal defense of supporters who hurt people while ejecting them from rallies. And let’s not forget when he announced that a Black Lives Matter activist “Maybe he should have been roughed up” – after that activist was kicked, punched and called the N-word at a Trump campaign event in Birmingham, Alabama.

Nevertheless, Sarah and the White House team maintain the Donald has never promoted violence. Which is odd, since anyone can type the search term “Trump urges violence” into the Google and get multiple examples of Trump provocation, with video.

I find even more odd that the press corps didn’t call her out on that obvious bullshit right there and then. The appropriate response to a lie that brazen is to identify it as a lie and the speaker as a liar. Rather than allowing Sarah to bullshit us and then move on, every following question should have been, “That’s a lie Sarah. Why do you think the American people are that stupid, Sarah?”

Of course, the press corps has been feeling a little left out lately and don’t’ want to aggravate the White House staff. So, they let the bullshit slide in favor of inclusion.

So, this morning Trump tweeted a video – a 28 second clip from his professional wrestling promoter days – slightly modified. In the clip, he beats up a guy who’s labeled CNN. So, in the cheesy video, Trump symbolically, but graphically, commits violence against the press. I wonder how Sarah will spin this one. Deny and ignore, claim it was a joke – or, maybe, don a red white and blue leotard and start bashing libtard report’s heads if they press the point?

I’m hoping for option three; if the Donald is going with WWE drama it’s reasonable to expect the whole staff to get on board. Hell, they’re already halfway there with their cartoon personas; all they need is costumes and some shitty writers. (Okay, they already have shitty writers.)

I’m not sure we can take much more after two-hundred-thirty-five post-election days of dumb Trump drama. The republic suspects that colorful costumes and re-branded names like “Sarah the Amazon Goddess Sanders”, “Mike the Alter Boy Pence” and “Jared the Wizz Kid Kushner” might briefly catch our interest, but with their dumbass story-line the Trump administration will likely go as bankrupt as WWE did last year. (And take us along for the ride.)

In Peace and Justice,

Trump Times Entry 32 – Bully Them into Submission

Bully Them into Submission

December 10, 2016trump-putin-1

So far, we’ve suffered thirty-two days of the Trump pre-show show, yet the it continues to delight. In what can fairly be termed the crescendo of Reality Performance Art, team Donald once again gives us something to look at.

Yup, we have a Game of Thrones like inner circle filled with religious zealots, military fanatics and conspiracy theorists.  Peppered liberally with wife beaters, this bunch promises to stay interesting all the way to the apocalypse.

If intrigue is not your thing, there’s always the live tour. Hooray, the Trump band is back together and doing a national gig. And the set list is, well, amazing! Along with new, even more confusing, material, the tour features a full set of the golden oldies. “Lock her Up!” and “Build the wall – kill then all!” have been crowd favorites.

And of course, for those of us too challenged for intrigue, but unwilling to adventure outdoors there’s Twitter. To keep it sweet, the Trump tweet show has been featuring the ever-popular Attack theme. Totally equal opportunity, they’ve attacked television shows, China, union bosses and even teen-age girls. But the Donald really took it to the next level this week when he stated attacking the CIA.

The republic looks to stand awhile longer – not so sure about the Donald.

For once I agree with and feel encouraged by the Donald. His cyber-bully tweets aimed at the CIA are just what we need. Go for it Donald, we all know the agency is just a bunch of new-age sensitive guys – eager to hear public critique. So, keep tweeting; they’re listening. I’m sure in due time they will structure a reasonable civilized response.

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

Trump Times Entry 27 – Cuck


December 5, 2016inthought2

as winter looms damp and gray
upon the rustbelt USA
we begin the twenty-seventh day
The Donald demands attention pay

Sorry, feeling kind of poetic this morning. But, given that Trump is tweeting up a storm on all subjects from China (he thinks they are not nice) to Saturday Night Live (he thinks they are not funny) I feel we need to confront our president-elect’s need for attention.

One would think grabbing the presidency and gaining the international attention that comes with holding the keys to our nuclear arsenal would be plenty. After all, pretty much everyone everywhere is looking at the Donald (and thinking WTF). But, such abstract, State Department constrained attention is not the Donald’s style. He prefers Twitter, where he can keep things fair.

Yup, the old guy we put in charge can’t be bothered with security briefings, press conferences or State Department research. He may govern via social media only. Meanwhile, the republic stands on social inertia only.

But enough of trying to be artful, let’s talk about name calling – specifically, the guttural sounding alt-wrong term “cuck”. “Cuck” is a portmanteau – kind of a fusion of “cuckold” and “conservative”. It loosely translates to race (or tribe) traitor, but the archaic “cuckold” brings a certain sexual yuck factor to bear.

The term elegantly meets all the playground pejorative requirements in that is has an ugly sound and it conjures unpleasant images. But, I find the targeting more interesting. The word was created by conservatives to attack other conservatives because they weren’t conservative enough. Wow.

I first heard the word in a video of a Paul Rand campaign rally. Young white dudes were chanting “Cuck!” as Paul tried to convince the crowd to vote for him. Paul Rand wasn’t conservative enough, so he was a cuck. Fascinating.

I wonder who these guys are. Not the chanting dudes, they’re just sheep bleating into the void. I mean the inspired linguists who delivered unto us the cultural open sore “cuck”. How dark, how bleak must one’s soul be to attack one’s own? Like that?

Meh, they’re probably not even worth deploring. Besides it’s time for another Donald tweet. (I wonder, historically, has a president-elect ever started a war?)

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

Trump Times Entry 18 – Trump Tweets

Trump Tweets

November 26, 2016mefront2

It’s been 18 days since they stole the election, but the Trump gang seems angry as ever.  Sore losers I understand, but the sore winners are troubling.  I suspect they just like to be angry.

Nevertheless, the republic stands, now waiting to be made great again.

I find it remarkable how common Twitter recursion has become.  For instance, the mainstream media headline this morning was, “Trump tweets Castro is dead!”  How the fuck is that even news, no less a lead story?  It’s a headline of a tweet of a headline.  A story that indirectly refers to itself.  It’s not about Castro dying, rather about Trump announcing that Castro is dead because Castro died and Trump is announcing…  Goes around in circles, kind of make you dizzy – oh, it was on Fox News.  Fox is always good for a cheap high – probably why it’s so popular.

But enough about Fox, let’s spend some time pondering the Trump Tweet phenomena.


As we all know, tweets are short declarative expressions, meant to provoke.  And the Donald is a provocateur.  For years, we have been offered a never-ending set of venomous Donald tweets covering all topics Trump.  Hell, there are online databases of Trump Tweets.  Did you know that, so far, there are 235 Trump tweets with the word “loser” and 222 with “dumb” or “dummy”?  Mostly name calling and critical, Donald tweets arn’t, well, classy.

Up till now, the consumption of the Trump tweet was limited to those with a taste for it.  Much like pro wrestling, Elvis sightings and alien abductions, the Trump tweet audience was large, but self-limiting.  (Since, most people have a crazy limit.)

But in the new order, those of us who don’t have a taste for the Jerry Springer Show are now compelled to expose ourselves to the Donald’s Twitter stream of consciousness.  It promises to be painful.

On the other hand, if you have ever wanted to troll the internet, here’s a real chance.  Trump is over sensitive, in public view, easily provoked and apparently runs his own Twitter feed.  Twitter is a Troll Heaven; all skill levels welcome.  Take a shot.

I wonder how long until some snarky troll shakes an international incident level tweet from the Donald.  Sure hope he doesn’t ironically start a war.  Ya know?

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