13 thoughts on “Eloquent rage”

  1. I’ve written a few times now on my FB page about the troubling base behavioral issues with our new President. This centers on a deep seated need for adulation and therefore often spins into openly narcissistic patterns of action that co-opt thoughtful strategy, or even the ability to realize the truth. The need for adulation steers his decision making toward those activities that provide immediate gratification.
    This basic flaw was on display last night. Trump manufactured credit for “saving the Kentucky Ford plant” when in fact no such action occurred. The idea that he is spreading false information to the masses is another issue altogether. What is clear, is we are dealing with an infantile personality, needy and insecure. The issue really becomes how this type character will stand the test of the presidency – as the real demands have not yet really begun.
    On this note, like many Americans now, we hope for a transformation. But as Melania said, he’s really a “man-boy”. Lets hope she can keep him in pull-ups…….

  2. Beautiful sentiment in that video.

    There is probably going to be an enormous body count stemming from this election, no matter how events transpire. They long for war, torture, revenge, blood, oppression — and they will have it, in places, at times.

    I listen to the less-prescient suggest that every molecule of normality leaking from Mount Doom offers hope, and I don’t wish to take away hope — but this has all happened before.

    We’ve devolved. The US is a wilting flower. We will lose coherence, and descend into a brownout that may last for generations, or further into pure Putinism, or the microbes may take advantage of Control By Idiots to launch a great feast. Rest assured that whatever we face, Donald Trump will react with pure self-interest and choose the Worst Possible Thing To Do. And he will want to do it twice, or perhaps six times — and there will be no adaptation, learning, or compromise with reality.

    It’s Post Fact America, so I’m just going to pretend that none of this is happening when I’m not holding up my sign at the demonstration.

    Which reads on one side: EVERY TRUMP VOTE WAS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE. The other side: TRUMPISH (trump-ish): Primitive, brutal, cruel, stupid, racist. Also: incompetent.

  3. Appointments so far:

    Flynn (National Security Advisor) – unhinged racist nutball fired from previous government job for obnoxiousness, in love with Putin
    Sessions (Attorney General) – Confirmed racist
    Pompeo (CIA) – Tea Party Nutcase who wants to bring back waterboarding

    Nice start.

  4. Krugman isn’t mincing words either.

    The Sorrow and the Pity

    How did this happen? There were multiple causes, but you just can’t ignore the reality that key institutions and their leaders utterly failed. Every news organization that decided, for the sake of ratings, to ignore policy and barely cover Trump scandals while obsessing over Clinton emails, every reporter who, for whatever reason — often sheer pettiness — played up Wikileaks nonsense and talked about how various Clinton stuff “raised questions” and “cast shadows” is complicit in this disaster. And then there’s the FBI: it’s quite reasonable to argue that James Comey, whether it was careerism, cowardice, or something worse, tipped the scales and may have doomed the world.

  5. Every time I feel that my rage meter is dipping just a tiny bit I have to think back to the debates. Even if it wasn’t obvious from the numerous gaffes, insults, and generally boneheaded statements he made while campaigning, the clear fact is that Hillary slaughtered him in all three debates. Trump voters either didn’t watch, didn’t pay attention, or just didn’t give a shit that he proved himself completely unqualified on each of those three occasions and decided to screw over the country by foisting this buffoon upon us to occupy the most important office in the land. Even if he wasn’t a misogynistic racist – he was and remains completely unqualified for any public office and we’ll be lucky if we all survive these four years – not to mention the environmental doom assured for our children. I hate this man and all those who enabled him.

  6. Actually, ‘may have doomed the world’ seems to ring out to me. I do not believe any of us have ever faced anything like this in our lifetimes.

    The substantial and growing evidence that serious hackery was done to us (polls and exit polls matching paper ballot counties, but underestimating Trump by 5 to 14 percent in electronic counties)by whomever, black hat 4chan dogfuckers or fucking putin, it doesn’t matter anymore, international racism is showing us who they really are and what they’re willing to do.

    There’s a body count to this, gentlemen. And if we do not wish to be tallied nor condemn our children to a bloody fight for survival we had better talk about it as much as possible until they put a stop to us.

    According the fucking international racist shithead handbook, we’re not allowed to have this conversation anymore. Recognize that there are reality bubble cultures in this country that we are not connected to, but dimly sense — and that they mean to murder us.

    Tell me I’m wrong.

  7. Oh, I do not think you’re wrong. Kleptocracy and oligarchy are not known throughout history as being in favor of vigorous open discussion.

    So, if you are listening Mr. “President” and your awful cronies… I still consider myself a free man and I will insult you and undermine you at every opportunity for the rest of my life.

    Continue the discussion.

  8. Latest from the Liar in Chief:

    Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

    Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

    Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.

    So good news! We’re going to have a vigorous space program and all the money NASA was spending on climate science will go to NOAA, etc.

    Uh-huh, right. I have no doubt that the corrupt asshole will strip funding from anything that matters and it will find it’s way into his own pocket. Let’s just hope he fails to stop Musk, Bezos, Branson, et al, from doing the real work.

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