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Lewis Medlock, Deliverance
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Zee, Road Sassy
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"Malignant." Tim Dailey
BLOWHARD DOES AMERICA A BIG FAVOR: To start with, I do not like Donald Trump and never have. He is, to put it mildly, a self-interested blowhard. On the other hand that's not exactly grounds to hate him, either. And I suppose it says as much about modern Republicanism as anything else that he is apparently the current GOP frontrunner for his party's Presidential nomination.
With that said, I'm a lot more put out with our national media for failing to take on Wisconsin's so-called "governor" and rising crime boss Scatt Wanker (R-Koch Industries). For every tepid negative mention from a major news outlet or media source, Wanker is inundated in touchy-feely niceties about how he is a preacher's son, how he is "Midwestern nice" (gaaaack! ), about how he loves to ride his Harley and eat ham n' cheese sandwiches for lunch (more like one of his despised union factory workers than a crime boss grown rich by raping his own state).
The Donald was getting rope-a-doped by Scatty in relatively prosperous Iowa, which is just across the international line from Wanker's failed rogue state of Albonsin--it didn't help that Trump had made light in Iowa of Senator John McCain's sacrifices during the Vietnam war--but the swaggering real estate developer's shining moment came just days later, when he finally went postal on Wanker and let the chips fall where they may.
Wisconsin's doing terribly. First of all, it's in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don't have any money to rebuild them. They're borrowing money like crazy. I wrote this stuff all down, although I don't need it because I have a really good memory — but they projected a $1 billion surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion. And money all over the place. The schools are a disaster, and they're fighting like crazy because there's no money for the schools. The hospitals and education is a disaster.
With the first GOP Presidential debate just four days away, much of the smart money had Trump imploding before he could make it to the stage (and his McCain gaffe nearly proved them right). But instead, The Donald is leading the race for the GOP nomination right now, several points ahead of hopefuls like Jeb Bush and Scatt Wanker. There is no chance whatsoever--barring a complete meltdown or scathing revelation--that Trump will not be part of that debate. And that has to be Wanker's worst fear.
Because his pathetic mob-boss security apparatus--so very effective at shutting down the dissenting voices of old ladies, schoolteachers, and Northwoods hikers--cannot touch someone as rich, powerful, and loudmouthed as Donald J. Trump. Trump is going to be on that stage--and he will have a very memorable moment painting Scatt Wanker as the pathetic girly-man he is and has always been.
I can't wait.
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