Posted August 17, 2016on:
Since last we gathered around the Widdershin campfire, we have seen “Reboot No. 2,562” of the clamoring Yam’s campaign. Last night was a great example. Screeching about “Democratic indifference to people of color,” der Drumpf spoke to a predominately white, cheese-loving audience in Wisconsin. It was virtually unanimous in this translucent audience; people of color should be Trump supporting Republicans. For people of color, it was obvious that Trump saw he was polling about 1% in the African-American community and decided that was too high.
Picking such a melanin deprived audience was in keeping with the record-breaking 18 delegates of color at the Republican National Convention. This same type of racial sensitivity was apparent the day before in the Circus Peanut’s terrorism policy. His policy, personally dubbed the, “Extreme, Extreme Vetting” policy or EEV, for short, might just as well be called, “Let’s hurt brown people bad, real bad, really, really bad” policy.
This “terrorism policy” must have been envisioned by someone who just got a Netflix subscription and saw Minority Report. Trump’s terrorism policy relies on something akin to the “Precrime Bureau”. It will probably be called the “Preterror Bureau” and be staffed by sideshow acquaintances of the Circus Peanut – most likely Antonio Sabato, Jr., Scott Baio, and least liked daughter, Tiffany. Finding functioning “precogs” will prove impossible since I’m not sure anyone within the Trump Organization and Petting Zoo are even competent “postcogs”.
Last week when the Manhattan Meerkat popped his head up and unveiled his tax plan, the pack of media jackals immediately laid down and began grooming their private parts since the speech was policy-based. It is so much easier to capture vote suppressing insults and revel in their witlessness than to discuss policy — “cuz, policy are hard.”
In any event, one of the Trump Loopholes contained in his tax policy can’t go unchallenged. It has to do with the inheritance tax or if you are wildly rich and a Republican, “the death tax.” Without any tax planning whatsoever, it only affects two families out of 1,000. With tax planning, you can pass One Billion Dollars without tax implication.
Let that sink in. A rich individual, with a little tax planning, can pass a billion dollars without any tax implication. So, the quarrel these rich Republicans have with the “death tax” is whether or not they will have to pay for tax planning. Mark another one up for constitutional conservatism and white privilege.
This past week has been chocked full of what I call the “yeah, but” syndrome. This is how it works. In their divinely granted laziness, the media must find equivalencies from which to prove they are “fair and balanced and unafraid.” To be criticized in any fashion might prove fatal to the thin-skinned journalistic class of leeches.
To find fictitious equivalencies by comparing the clamoring Yam and Hillary is like comparing directions for a potty seat and the Large Hadron Collider. There is no comparison beyond both being concepts occurring on the planet Earth.
One of the cable news techniques that is admittedly ingenious is this: On panels, have non-Hillary supporters or recent electroshock therapy patients serve as the Hillary advocates. This does two things. Provide jobs to the chronically unemployed and by their folly, give hope to the Trumpeters so they will tune in again.
The other technique is just as insidious. Here are a few examples:
- Trump’s campaign manager is under investigation for corruption in Ukraine by being paid in excess of $12 million by a despot, yeah, but there was one email out of 30,000 that contained this marking: (c), thereby proving all the government’s secrets were lost to the Chinese, Russians, and the Redditese even though Hillary didn’t send the email, but received it.
- Trump’s Terrorism Policy is another step toward white nationalism, yeah, but two emails, not even addressed to Hillary, one about a meeting that never happened, and a second about a kid wanting a job, proves that the State Department was a “pay to play” organization.
- Trump wants to deploy troops to protect and take oilfields in the Middle East as some type of colonial provincialism, yeah, but Hillary slipped on ice once and therefore, Hannity, Drudge, and Brietbart have been running non-stop death
And if nothing else will work, throw out that Trump wins the “honest and trustworthy” sweepstakes by a few points while never mentioning he loses each and every other Presidential characteristic being polled.
Sorry if this has read as a fulminating philippic. One more thing catching my attention this week that I must mention: What is it with Mike Pence and shoulders? I watched his Faux News interview last weekend and within the seven minutes or so, he mentioned shoulders at least five times. It was “shoulder to shoulder with Donald Trump,” or “the strong shoulders of Donald Trump,” or “shouldering the leadership” – five times with the shoulders. Here’s my best bet: Inside the boring and corn-fed Mike Pence lingers a cross-dressing Asian massage therapist.
Is that any worse than the equivalencies hatched by the media and soon to be Ailes inspired lies about Hillary?
What’s on your mind today?
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