Archive for the 'Donald John Drumpf err Trump' Category

WHITE MEN RULE AND THE REST Y’ALL DROOL…

December 15th, 2016

Well, President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated just two women (Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, No. 13 in the line of succession; and Betsey DeVos for Secretary of Education, No. 15) and one non-white man (Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, No. 14) to his cabinet. As of this morning, the […]

WHY WE NEED BERNIE SANDERS MORE THAN EVER…

December 15th, 2016

Bernie didn’t go away. Bernie voters didn’t go away (I’m working on a longer piece on that topic right now). Scott Goodman (whose firm Revolution Messaging played a yuugggeee roll in Bernie’s campaign), writing in Blaming millennials for Trump—99 problems but the kids ain’t one for Policy.Mic, offers [Hint, a mirror would be helpful here, […]

DONALD TRUMP’S WEDGE OF BLACK SWANS…

December 13th, 2016

So, as President-Elect Donald Trump tweets towards inauguration day, what’s real in his head? Ralph Nader, writing in Trump Trumpets His Real Plans, has some thoughts: Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, […]

HOW ARMENIAN TEENAGERS PLAY THE ALT-RIGHT…

December 8th, 2016

Via Mano Singham: Where do these stories originate? A BuzzFeed investigation finds that Macedonia is the home to many such stories and that young people there, some teenagers, are making a financial killing by feeding into the fantasies of gullible Americans. Over the past year, the Macedonian town of Veles (population 45,000) has experienced a […]

TRUMP THROWS HIS BASE UNDER THE BUS…

December 7th, 2016

Ralph Nader, in Trump and His Betraying Makeover, writes: Attention workers who voted for Trump, either eagerly or as a vote against the hawkish, Wall Street favorite, Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump, less than a month after the election, has already begun to betray you. You can often see where a president-elect is going by his […]

OUR TODDLER-IN-CHIEF* & THE POST-TRUTH AGE…

December 5th, 2016

No, really, Wiley isn’t kidding… And the Anoesis News Service is launched… *Trevor Noah has that story…

EVERYTHING ALWAYS COUNTS, ALWAYS…

December 4th, 2016

I respect Barbara Kingsolver. I think her books, fiction and nonfiction, are great examples of American writing. She is engaged, passionate and informed, but like most American voters, she doesn’t have a clue about what just happened in America and what needs doing to repair the mistake. Everything doesn’t suddenly matter, everything has always mattered […]

FACTS ARE FACTS ARE OPINIONS ARE REALITY…?

December 1st, 2016

So yesterday I came across one of those intersection points that I love so much when Diane Rehm and Scott Adams both take on reality in Trumpian America. First, here’s what Adams’ wrote: The mainstream media and the public now accept the idea that Trump ignored facts, science, and even common decency… and still got […]

TRUMP DIDN’T MAKE IDIOTS OF US ALL, MATT…

November 27th, 2016

So, Matt Taibbi, writing in President Trump and How America Got It So Wrong paints the blame with a broad brush, but there some, and I take no glee in this, who knew Trump was a real threat and believed that Bernie Sanders was the only person who could beat The Great Pumpkin Jack O […]

DAMN STRAIGHT WE SHOULDN’T TRUST TRUMP…

November 26th, 2016

This morning Jill Miller Zimon writes in In Trump do not trust that we should not: [T]rust Donald Trump, unless you want to be disappointed, repeatedly. Not because he lies. Not because he exaggerates. Not because he has evil intent. But because he will always put himself first. In Donald Trump’s case, putting oneself first […]

THE TIME IS NOW TO EXIT YOUR ECHO CHAMBER…

November 25th, 2016

I’m catching up on the news sources that I am allowing back into my space this morning and reading Matt Taibbi’s ever excellent work at Rolling Stone shows that my own news fast idea was far from original. Taibbi, in After This Election, Turn It Off for Rolling Stone, writes: Most of what we consume […]

READING THE TO-DO LIST ON SATAN’S FRIDGE…

November 25th, 2016

And absolutely: Fuck You 2016…

THIS COULD BE YOUR BARRICADE… CLIMB UP…!

November 20th, 2016

Yesterday I wrote that the barricades will crumble unless there are people standing behind them, adding to their strength against the barbarians at our gates. The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus could be your barricade. You can’t have a revolution if you don’t show up. CCPC Political Director Steve Holecko emails: As the sobering impact of […]

THE BARRICADES WILL CRUMBLE WITHOUT PEOPLE…

November 19th, 2016

Yes, I understand that this posting violates my no news rule until after Thanksgiving, but I trust Ralph Nader far more than the usual crew and he’s offering his unfiltered opinion on events, not news, so deal. Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants […]