Posts tagged ‘Trump’

A Timely Observation, or Ultimate Proof of Stupidity Through the Voting Booth and Even After

There is an immediate, immortal and inescapable result (or conclusion) about the last presidential election and who won.

 

First of all, like it or not, half of the nation is complete idiots.  The other half is trying as hard as they can to emulate that ‘first’ half.   I found neither candidate actually credible but I voted for one.

 

When the politicians are talking about their constituents it seems I’m never one of them.  That’s also true of many other people I know…well, mostly have known.  It seems likely that the politicians in their junior or senior year of college or whatever it is that they attend begins to construct their ‘story’–basically, their own mental imagery of the typical voter (perhaps if he’s exceptionally inventive he might consider the youths growing to be voters) and thus what needs to be done to and for her/him.  Abortion and birth prevention encourage loose living and so do prophylactics for that matter…but unwed mothers should of course receive no help at all from the state…

 

Yes, I actually did read that somewhere.  The man was very self-righteous.  I was an illegitimate child.  Still am for that matter although records were carefully edited subsequent to my adoption by my mother’s sister.  Not supposed to be here, which was more or less the reaction of my (bio) father’s children.  At best an embarrassment and more likely something both horrible and horribly contagious, a veritable cauldron of seething juices whose merest touch would damn one forever.  Yep, that’s me.

 

The point here is twofold.  We have adopted various beliefs in lieu of formalized religions.  I have encountered those who are so absolutely enthralled as to interpret each event as apocalypse or salvation.  They derive their own meaning(s) from the misreported shenanigans of “their” politicians; in many respects the political arena is a bit less meaningful than analysis of the “meaning” of a football game.  I doubt many would disagree with me when I say that “It may be true in sports but it certainly isn’t in politics, ‘It ain’t whether you win or lose, son, it’s how you play the game.’  In politics winning is all that matters, even if you have to allow an opponent to stick on a rider for a multi-million dollar bridge that goes from nowhere to nowhere.”  ****Yes, that happened.****  The ‘religion’ that is outlined here then bears a distinct resemblance to that which was devoted to Ba’al.  For that matter in many respects our society could be aptly characterized as Babylon, with the Internet the Tower.  [Surely the nearly exact analogy has occurred to many, not just me.]

 

Secondly, we have absolutely demonstrated our absolute lack of actual social behavior.  We’re getting to where we can’t stand each other.  The road rage at a particular incident isn’t singular, it’s part of an ongoing, agonizing, repetitive session of our lives that we hate more every day, sort of like a dentist’s appointment that will last for years.  We push and shove in the market.  We cut the other driver off and then flip her off because we have the bigger truck or car or it’s faster or it’s more expensive or…we just must be entitled, right?  And, being ugly  Americans, we put a nice hairy set of  balls on the trailer hitch of our Suburban that damned well better not get muddy since it cost over $50,000! [Yeah, it’s an old one.]  No, I do not have anything of the sort on my trailer hitch, thank you.  Lol.  How many of us could deny that was Trump’s attraction?  He was going to be the bull in the china closet and get things done.

 

He has that.  It’s Obama’s fault…

 

 

 

 

July 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Trump Acting Like a Showbiz Type

Trump has shown a complete, repeated inability to anticipate others’ reactions.  Negative reactions do tend to spread more rapidly than positive ones; he has publicly repeated that “Any attention is good attention.”  That’s a ‘showbizness’ strategy and tactic that has always eventually backfired according to my memory, although Rush Limbaugh has had quite a run. The National Enquirer claims Trump’s IQ is 156.  Since IQ tests are based on pattern recognition and manipulation, we have considerable divergence between two views.  We also–no matter whether Trump is a clown or not–have a sizable segment of the population [I’m one, remember] which has declared itself unbelievably stupid.  Either it’s the ones supporting Trump or the ones against it.  I mean him.  Trust me, I’m not calling him a complete idiot.  Really I’m not.

[reaction to a comment at https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-again-criticizes-sessions-this-time-over-fbi-leadership-1501084563 .  I’m showing the link because it is Wall Street Journal and it may be a subscribers-only article.  Trump lining up another symbolic sacrifice has been variously covered in other publications and the bare news itself can be obtained.  After, mind you, reading as much about the subject as possible and then attempting to discard inconsistencies which were because of the accuracy/inaccuracy of an inevitably biased ‘reporter’.

 

What Trump frankly reminds me of most is a bad (as in poor) actor becoming a bad (as in morally and in performance and in credibility and consistency) politician who is frankly interested (to my eyes) in only himself, his experience and what pleases him.  Anyone who disagrees with him is automatically, obviously wrong.

 

This brings to rise the notion of a head of government who not only cannot take criticism but cannot tolerate advice, whose ego is so fragile he must assure himself each morning that he is “The Donald” in front of the mirror.  A man whose advisors and assistants have repeatedly announced “doesn’t drink or use (recreational) drugs” but has shown up on more than one recording very obviously very, very drunk (once was with the Patriots, no less, with him obviously using the podium to maintain his balance).

 

And then let us note his supporters, who instantaneously label anything that might even be interpreted (The Declaration of Independence being the latest example) as critical of him, let alone removing him from office.  Most don’t even remember that most of the Republican party was extremely not in his favor, although all of them “won the election” now.

 

Alternative truths, indeed.  “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

July 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

I’m more or less back…

I have a few programs back on this machine; I fought a virus for about six weeks.  I kept getting most of the programs back on and realizing that for sure the ghost in the machine was still there.  It turned out to apparently be a rootkit that was transmitted through USB media.  After I had MS repartition and reformat the hard drive it was gone on this machine.  On the 3020 Dell, I had to do it–in other words it had to be done with an OS that wasn’t hard-drive-based.   I’m still dealing with a version of Malwarebytes that doesn’t and will probably simply be abandoned due to lack of time.  I have Malwarebytes on an HP laptop that is doing admirably at combating the very same virus and I have another anti-virus suite that is not allowing it on the machine although it failed the very same test against the very same virus.  It’s possible I made a programmer angry, one who wouldn’t hesitate to hack and would be able to justify it in his own mind, just as he somehow managed to realize that the infant daughter he raped had actually been at fault somehow and had victimized him.  There are also my employers from a very long time ago who were very upset that I finally demanded payment.  In any case I’ve gotten it down to one machine that doesn’t currently have sufficient protection (not this) and then a machine most likely victimized by me.

 

I have been writing, but mostly on Twitter.  @oregonnerd is suprisingly enough my nom de la eh electric pen.  Tattoo pen? whatever.  [ref:  Alexander Graham Bell, as I recall.  Or just perhaps Ben Franklin.  One of those Good Old (Boy) Party (Members).

 

What initially prompted silence was the Advent of The Trumped Game.  And, of course, The Abominable Health Care Act.  I did not say Abdominal, thank you.  For some reason the current administration reminds me of a mix between The Three Stooges, Camp Concentration and Saturday Night Laugh-In…plus some really, really stoned high school kids.

July 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm Leave a comment

Why Trump Needs an Enemy

https://tinyurl.com/Why-Trump-needs-an-enemy

I love the dispassionate method of this reporter, incidentally.  I’m just hoping that he (Trump) doesn’t realize a war is the answer*.  The question then is how rationally it’s proposed, how rational it is, and how prepared the military is to obey without question, even to the point of national suicide.  Several countries have stepped up military readiness against the US (even Putin!) since his advent and increasingly…puzzling…behavior.

It (Trump’s behavior) is irrational enough that it will erode any rational system.  I have confidence enough in his ability that I think he can do so beyond repair, in the manner of a hostile takeover.  There are in fact considerable similarities to Nero; he is unmistakably narcissistic; he has shown a great desire to make his mark in history, and I believe he’s said so on more than one occasion although I fail to recall one single quote exactly to that effect.  I don’t think a war would satiate such a desire, because it wouldn’t be a big enough mark.  Also, he’s a rich man and quite certainly does not wish to put himself to any inconvenience or discomfort, let alone risk, injury or death.  There may be some concern for his family but there has been none shown that I know of other than verbal, starting with having his wife follow him, generally.  He has more connection, evidently, with his children, though, which may be a mark in his favor.

 

*Please consult The Art of War and The Prince for why war is the commonest solution for finding an easy enemy.  Then contemplate Afghanistan.  Then go back and meditate upon the Vietnam war, particularly its beginnings in the 1960s.  You can ask if you fail to find the answer.  Meditate most especially upon Ho Chi Minh, where he was educated, and where he came first to ask for help!  After that you can cursorily breeze through a succession of wars up until the present age.  I’ll even tell you for free that the seeds of involvement in the Middle East were laid in the waning days of the Vietnam war and planted during its aftermath; by the end of the Evacuation there were even many sprouts.  It was simply jolly.  I wonder how many times they’ve regretted having forced me into my job during that war.

February 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

A Brief Note

I do feel that ISIS is a major enemy.  If the U.S. is to be the leader in attacking it I think it’s great that the Republicans are doing so.  It would have been a major disadvantage to the Democrats to have done that before the election.  As far as diplomacy goes, China has shown that it can’t be trusted (the first time Westerners came to that conclusion was B.C.).  The sanity of the North Korean leader is questionable, but it’s not impossible that they have missiles capable of reaching the U.S.  Whether or not China has actually rebuked North Korea is questionable–very.  President Trump has eliminated all options except warring openly with ISIS because of what he’s said; anything else would simply make the United States a target.  He may actually control the press; however, I think he more likely will attempt to do so and fail.

 

That means that any security as far as classifications and control of dissemination of information is gone.  Most vetting of incoming military and civilian personnel for clearances is done via machine, where a Background Investigation at one time involved people going out and actively questioning people involved with the prospective entrant into a secure enclosure.  To attempt to go back and re-investigate those already involved with secure information is useless in all probability.  Entire bureaus would have to be closed and whole routines, procedures and protocols [chained: perception-definition {generally but not necessarily societally generated, dependent upon source of the representative system used for mentation}-action, with perhaps several of these modules included] changed, which is very hard; after all, the inability to do so is what has routinely destroyed societies and civilizations.

 

I’m dubious that Russia is an ally.  Then again, I’m naturally suspicious and then I was trained to be so.

 

I didn’t feel attracted by Clinton as a presidential candidate.  I felt less so because of being on her (badgered) mailing list.  Voting for someone because of not liking the other candidate is a crappy reason to vote.  I just didn’t feel there was any viable candidate offered.  I’ve done a lot of research on Trump (not timewise); I wanted to find out if various claims were true.  Did he get just a one million dollar loan (“just?”) from Dad and start his golden rise to success?  Go RESEARCH IT.  Has he had any resounding failures, or rolled out from under responsibilities? I answered that already.

 

Do I intend to engage in activities that I feel would be harmful to the United States?  No.  The oath still applies.  I am to protect…from all enemies…  Which means not making myself one.  I’m also old and have a bad disorder (non-transferable unless you’re one of my children–which presumably means you’re Taiwanese) as in crippled.  Not much of a threat unless my words are sharp as swords…

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

The US role as superpower

and Trump, and Obama.  Since the ending of World War II the U.S. has a (self-) generated program to “Bring the American Way to the World” as one commercial had it a year or two ago.  We narrowly avoided making Vietnam a territory of ours.  It would probably have been brief.  The U.S. started shipping troops out before I joined the Navy; they heavily intensified that process a few years before the end of the war.  Indications I read were that they were being staged at Guam for Afghanistan.  [I have never been able to find anything to contraindicate that–knowing that all military news that is government generated comes from the PAO, which has access to unclassified materials only.  At this time I don’t think it’s wise to point out something that should have become very obvious with that statement.  I remember running over a captain (who tried to have me court-martialed) to grab a TS  message from a PAO (Public Affairs Office, TS=Top Secret; nothing above that was put into the local computer system).  However, I did know what to look for.  The news, since Dunkirk, has been regarded as a tactical weapon.  End of heavy hints.]

 

Korea, Vietnam…the Middle East.

 

There are a number of things I could say, but none of them would be wise.  Those who were in “my” guild Unity could probably decipher that easily.  I have been trying to make this simple while avoiding direct statements.

 

Bringing the American Way to the World, however, has been defined as imperialism by others.  We have started wars because of the way that people were being treated in their own lands.  Obama was apparently attempting to leave the judgment to the UN, which I doubt Trump will support in any way or fashion other than the obligatory.  I do feel that a war against ISIS is justified and is self defense.  Attempting to profile and catch existent residents will catch more innocents than targets.  Our action in the past has been to confine all of a certain race during violent outbursts, of many races.  The Republicans are bursting with pride that Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay) will be left open, and are trying to kill any diplomatic relationship with Cuba at the same time.

 

Our president is convinced he’s better at the game than a master spy.  The timing of his marriage seems interesting to me.  Finding classified material and broadcasting it to the world has become the easiest way to be a hero.  Trump himself conformed to broadcast expectations as I recall.  But then I’m surely wrong.  All of his supporters would tell me so.

 

As far as his personal life I’m frankly indifferent.  It’s how he does the job.  Judging by statements, his choice of Cabinet members, and his reaction to suggestions by assistants, I lack hope.

 

Glenn (Samwise Davies)

 

I actually wasn’t going to write this.  There are a good many things I don’t tell.  I have never known a rich man particularly sympathetic to what he regards as the poor.  For one thing, if he became too sympathetic he’d join them and it’s happened.  Most NFL quarterbacks retire poor.  (Not after retiring from the NFL.)  Many people we “instinctively” think of as rich weren’t or became poor quickly.

 

 

January 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

An Ode To Our Leader

An Ode To Our Leader

 

There was no stopping

Time, nor place nor mapped way;

we  just voyaged unpausing

to our GOAL which

 

as we voyaged, we found

was mostly what it was*

–a word, and vague fancies.

 

…Freedom is barely valued

until it’s lost

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*our goal, i should say,

which simply receded

infinitely.

his goal was to rule us

and easily succeeded.

most of us simply wanted CHANGE;

that goal we’ve certainly achieved!

We have a Leader now

Long Live The Leader And The Party!

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I wasn’t going to make any comments, I’ll make one.  The entire resemblance of this to certain manifestoes is quite unplanned, of course.  That would require sarcasm, which I barely know how to recognize let alone use.  I am proud of knowing the word, though.

January 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

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