Trump Times Entry 267 – Carpet Bombed with Lies

Carpet Bombed with Lies

August 3, 2017

Feeling worn down, almost level with the ground…

 

 

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

Yeah, in ours too, comrade. It’s exhausting.
Me

We’re told all politicians lie and, admittedly, we all talk some fiction ourselves from time to time. Words are easy, hence are lies. But regardless of whether the lie is recreational of professional, insulting your audience’s intelligence is bad form. Spreading insulting obvious, weak, lies generally tags the speaker as either lazy or just uncreative, dull. But, given the titanic number of incredibly weak Trump lies over the last two-hundred-sixty-eight days since the election, I suspect there may be something more to it.

Initially, I assumed Trump was just lazy because it’s hard to imagine anyone unimaginative enough to not realize some lies aren’t worth the effort and won’t hold up. Like the last couple of Trump’s more petty lies…

I mean, why the Donald announced the Boy Scouts called to compliment him on his speech of last week is a mystery. Shit, the Boy Scouts immediately counter-announced there was no such call. So, he got caught in another (trivial) lie. For What? Why would anyone bullshit about something so small – especially when they had to know the lie would fall apart right away?

Same goes for the bullshit about the Mexican president calling and approving of Trump’s wall. Of course, the President Enrique Peña Nieto immediately denied Trumps claim. What’s to be gained by this crap? By a lie so quickly rendered false?

When asked about her boss’s statements on those two topics, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told an amused press that Trump didn’t lie. He was somewhat inaccurate in that, yes, there were no calls, but there were personal conversations where both the Boy Scouts and the Mexican President expressed their enthusiastic approval of the Donald. She implied that the Donald remembers those conversation very clearly.

Yeah, right. Two new self-verifying lies.

So, do they expect anyone to believe this shit? I don’t think so. The tells are too obvious and they’re not even trying to cover themselves. No, they know that we know – it just doesn’t matter to them. The plan seems to be lie about everything, all the time, big and small, hoping to wear us down. Hoping that we’ll just give up and stop listening and stop paying attention.

Trump’s like that grade school kid on the playground, or in the locker room, the kid everyone knew lied all the time. The kid we all stopped paying attention to because interacting with them was so unpleasant. Hell, this latest Trump public face, Steven Miller, even looks like that kid.

For now, the republic needs to stop using energy fact checking and analyzing what Trump and his surrogates say. It’s safe to just assume they’re lying and leave it at that. Let’s save our energy for the trial.

An ounce of prevention,
osv

Trump Times Entry 233 – Thank You Sir, May We Have Another?

Thank You Sir, May We Have Another?

June 30, 2017

The problem isn’t that the Donald says crude, ugly, nonsense on Twitter – hell, that’s his strong suit. The real issue is that Trump doesn’t shock us enough. Sure, yesterday he talked some trash, got down on the media and, most importantly, put an uppity woman in her place.

But, that was yesterday. What about today? This morning’s news is full of rehash stories and analysis pieces about yesterday’s tweet – boring! The news cycle is 7/24 and we have every reason to expect better production from the man who was elected for his bluster and shock potential.

While he’s tweeted today, it’s been low-quality filler – reworking the Morning Joe thing, kind of milking it. We all get it, Trump don’t like them right now, especially Mika. But, he’s already done requisite name-calling and, as a bonus, poetically managed to imply a woman needed a face-lift while associating her with blood. So, damage done, mission accomplished – time to move on to what’s next.

If Trump is to be our shock jock president, then we need him to produce at least as much venom as Rush Limbaugh, who manages to impart something patiently offensive every single day. While it may seem so, the Donald has not made anything close to 235 shockingly offensive pronouncements in the two-hundred-thirty-five days since elected. Like so many other Trump customers, we’re being short changed by the Donald – sad.

The republic hopes that if the Donald ups his game and starts to belch appalling shit every day rather than just every week or so, it may be enough to gain Republican attention. Who knows, maybe if his crazy crap gets repeated often enough, our congress may recognize that there’s a mentally ill person in charge of the executive branch. Perhaps they’ll even do something to make the noise stop.

Yeah, I know – I’m a naive, hopeless, romantic. Republicans protecting us from an insane megalomaniac? Why would they do that, if he’s a Republican?

Oh well, time to check twitter – don’t wasn’t to miss the next Trump troll. I’m thinking he’s either gonna go after the Governor of Hawaii or some unsuspecting woman.

In Peace and Justice,
osv

Trump Times Entry 4 -Last Night’s Headlines

Last Night’s Headlines

November 12, 2016inthought2

I’ve made no secret that I don’t trust (or respect) our mainstream media.  I think their clueless, self-centered coverage of our last election is only surpassed by their current “Sorry, my bad.  Let’s move on.” attitude.

To support my case, let me present last night’s four top headlines from a common mainstream news site and briefly react to each news item.

Headline: CONFLICT: Trump’s Kids To Run His Business And Serve On Presidential Transition Team

The Trump family is going to ignore conflict of interest concerns?  Really?  What a surprise?  This is not news.  It would be news if the headline read: Trump’s Kids Sever Ties With His Business To Serve On Presidential Transition Team.

Headline: Clinton Campaign Points Fingers At James Comey For Trump’s Win

The Clinton Campaign would serve themselves and the nation best by shutting up.  We listened to you for over a year – enough already!  While James Comey played a part, please act like the adults you claim to be and assume the responsibility for your failure.

Headline: New Pre-Election Poll Suggests Bernie Sanders Could Have Trounced Trump

Where do I start?

First, WTF is a “New Pre-Election Poll”?  Is it like a new Pre-Columbian antique?  Cause, I don’t think that’s a thing.

Next, are you really coming to us with more polls?  All the other “Pre-Election” polls you waved at us were either wrong or very wrong.  Can we expect that same mathematical precision from this poll?

Finally, this is a pathetic attempt to milk a few more column inches of copy from a disaster by playing on the feelings of your readers.  Fuck you!  Go do some damn research; talk to some actual people – then listen.  Report some relevant news!

Headline: Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Won’t Last 4 Years

We love you Michael.

 

Take care of yourselves and one another,
osv