Anger Loses, Humor Wins

I need to lighten up.

All of this, everything that’s happening, is far beyond my control. Nobody could have foreseen the depth of Trump’s corruption or the abyss of the GOP’s integrity.

Nobody could believe that even after all of the success we’ve seen with legalized marijuana, there are still conservative holdouts who would rather treat pot smokers like criminals rather than capture the vast amounts of money the new business would generate.

Nobody seems to understand how there has yet to be a single person who walked into a pot dispensary and walked out with anything other than pot. No speed, no coke, no pills, etc. Just pot, just like people who walk out of a liquor store only leave with liquor.

A lot of people are stupid and mean, and that’s just how it’s gonna be.

What seems to work for me is pretending that I am an alien living on a hostile planet, and keeping a low profile isn’t cowardice or apathy, it’s just common sense.

So go ahead and fuck up the world, you stupid cons.

Nothing’s gonna stop you anyway.

Timely Observations

CNN is CN Shit. Pretty blatantly trying to stir up a riff between Sanders and Warren, being sure to villainize Sanders as much as possible, based on pretty flimsy evidence.

This won’t be forgotten, CNN, you dirty fucking assholes. Who is the piece of shit that owns or runs CNN?

Behold John T. Stankey, the CEO of WarnerMedia, which owns CNN.

Suck a bag of dicks you fucking cunt.

Here’s a phrase you might want to chew on: Antitrust Laws.

60 Million Morons

Having the devoted support of sixty million morons is nothing to brag about, but then again, that’s how Trump stays in power.

They say things like: “Is he not the most politically correct? Sure, but who really cares?”

Or malarkey like this: “The pompous and self-righteous who rise up and claim the Right has become evil can’t seem to deal with the reality that all political groups and parties have become that.”

No, they haven’t. The GOP and right-wing media are liars. Liars are evil.

There is no complimentary comparison to the left. Not even close.

You can’t talk sense to idiots. They think they have the right to believe what they want to believe, sans facts, and screw the rest. And I suppose that’s true.

But their misbegotten beliefs won’t do a thing to stop this ship from sinking. And while our country may not be sinking, the ship’s taking in water.

Our Country is Upside-Down

Here’s Trump smiling like a prick next to his “right hand man” from Russia.

The Impeachment circus continues today with the Democrats being sensible and factual and the Republicans throwing tantrums and flat-out lying about everything.

It hurts to watch it.

The GOP honest-to-God is trying to include Hunter Biden’s name in the impeachment documentation.

Those fuckers are dead-on crooks and apparently nobody in the United States can stop them.

God help us.

The Cons are Winning

I didn’t make this. This is a real graphic from a real website run by anti-communist Trump supporters.

If the mafia ever wanted to start a political party, it would look exactly like the modern-day GOP.

While a majority of Trump supporters are clearly not mafioso, they are every bit as committed to the cause as any member of La Cosa Nostra would be to his “family.” To convince a working-class Trump supporter that his leader does not have his best interests at heart is a fruitless endeavor.

It’s like fist-fighting a case of the flu. It can’t be done.

We’re dealing with a phenomenon that I don’t think the world has ever seen before, not that I know of, and certainly not on this scale. It’s a monstrous case of mass-delusion or a very subdued mass-hysteria.

Trump supporters love and support Donald Trump. They believe that he is an upstanding, God-fearing man and nothing that anyone says or does, and no amount of condemnatory proof, will convince them otherwise.

If Donald Trump said that Nancy Pelosi worshiped Satan, a full 40% of the United States—Trump supporters all—would believe him and repeat his accusation stridently. Gleefully. And if they didn’t believe him, they wouldn’t care. They’d laugh and repeat the claim anyway because there is nothing that they love more than “triggering the libs.”

But it gets worse: a small fraction of those idiots would take his words literally—seriously—and they’d conclude that it was their Christian duty to save America from Nancy Pelosi by any means necessary, and it’s not hard to figure out their method of choice.

Every day I strive to think of a way to get to Trump supporters. I know that they won’t listen to reason, so I’m trying to think of a baser mode of communication, but I’m always at a loss.

One has to appeal to their bigotry and ignorance to convince a Trump supporter of anything. If you don’t take that first step, they’ll ignore you outright.

And that’s why the cons are winning, because they have no trouble pandering to bigotry and exploiting ignorance.

The progressives can’t do it because that would violate the first rule of being a progressive.

Unfortunately, if we’re ever going to wake up the Trump supporters, we’ll have to learn how to manipulate them better, and about the only way of doing that is to somehow affirm their bigotry and validate their ignorance.

And I swear to God, that’s a magic trick I try to decipher every day.

Defiant Dishonesty & the GOP

There is no low too low for the GOP and the dirty, greedy bastards that they represent. Let the record show that the entities most insistent on using the phrase “fake news” are themselves the most guilty of generating it.

Case one: two FBI agents tasked with an investigation are considered traitors because they shared opinions regarding Donald Trump.

Case two: Devin Nunes, who sits on the committee investigating Donald Trump’s involvement with obstructing arms to Ukraine, was himself literally a party to that subversion.

All over the internet now, as I write this, there is page after page of right-wing opinion writers defaming the FBI agents, but there is not one fucking word about Nunes from those same sources.

I don’t know when it will happen, but eventually the right-wing and the GOP will hit rock bottom. They will strike granite, and they will have no more lies to pull out of their asses, and no place left to hide in order to defend the indefensible.

And I hope to God they are eaten alive.

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Below is a snapshot of Google headlines on the afternoon of December 2nd, 2019. Note that four of the five articles shown in the headlines are from decidedly “Pro-Trump” media outlets.

A Shred of Hope

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving. Appreciate all things, big and small. True, it could always be better, but never forget that it could be worse. Much, much worse.

You sitting in an abode with heat, power, and running water? Life is good. You got a little food somewhere in the house, enough to fill your belly? Your family and friends alive and well? Does your health still allow you to get out of bed in the morning and put one foot in front of the other? Then it’s a good day. Consider it such.

Trump and the Trumpanzees….

I don’t know if they’ll win the day, but I know they’ll lose the war, eventually. Nothing built on that stack of dishonesty and ineptitude can last for long. It’s doomed to implode at some point. The only problem is, it can’t come soon enough, although a lot of innocent people will probably get hurt in the process.

Anyway…the Trump phenomenon, his cult of personality, seems to have taken on a life of its own and about all we can do is wait for the storm to pass. At this point in time, there is absolutely nothing that anyone can say or do to convince a Trump supporter that their leader is a dangerous, dishonest, and incompetent dictator wannabe.

A Trumpanzee will never change his mind about Trump until, at some point, they are personally impacted by Trump’s duplicity and avarice. A lot of dumb-ass farmers and small business folks–former staunch conservative Republicans–are suddenly realizing how dangerous Trump is now that they’re being subjected to the president’s tariff policies. There was a time in my life when I might have felt sorry for them, but now I have to laugh. Some of them might expect people like me to welcome them back into the fold of sanity with open arms. Think again, shithead.

If left unchecked, every American who isn’t a rich man will eventually be negatively impacted by Trump’s dystopian rule. It’s only a matter of time.

But I am seeing indications that the tide is turning, however slowly.

In an unprecedented move, CNN recently had an hour-long television special that listed Trump’s lies and tried to analyze his motivation for doing so. It was a good step in the right direction. That the president lies constantly is not even up for debate: it’s a given. It’s documented. Trump is known to lie about things even when there is no apparent reason to do so.

What’s needed next is a real-time debunking of the man’s lies every single time his fat orange face is speaking to a television camera. Whether or not CNN, or MSNBC does it…or even better if one of the mainstream networks like ABC or CBS does it…remains to be seen. But they should, and they should start right now.

I think that those news networks have come to realize that if they don’t do it now, the time may come when they are forbidden from doing it at all, by edict.

Don’t laugh. Anybody who knows anything about dictatorial power–which is exactly what Trump is striving to create–knows that subjugation of the “free press” is probably among the top ten items on every despots to-do list.

So sit back, stay out of the way, and enjoy the show, because this is history in the making. Don’t expose yourself to harm just yet, unless you know you can make a difference. For now, the leviathans are fighting it out.

As the Koreans said long ago, when their country was the ad hoc battle ground for wars between China and Japan: “When whales fight, only the shrimp get hurt.”