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 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.

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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,
osv