Taking Liberties

President-elect Twattweaker can’t wait to seize the short and curlies of power.

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  1. Michael Anderson says:

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
    H.L. Mencken

    • fish says:

      Interesting that the Mencken quote would have applied equally if Clinton had been elected.

      • Michael Anderson says:

        But here’s the deal Fish, ever since Obama became president we are operating under a new paradigm. Let’s call it the “Birther Doctrine.” What this means is that if an allegation surfaces, it is up to the target of that allegation to prove it wrong, not the other way around.

        Let’s take Trump’s alleged predilection for golden rainwater. At first I was dubious, but then in his presser yesterday he said this: “I’m also very much of a germophobe, by the way. Believe me.”

        One of the most exciting (if not titillating, if that’s what floats your boat) things about this Trumpian revelation is that the Internet is now awash with all sorts of scientific expository regarding the sterility (or not) of urine. My own view is that since urine is definitely not a very good germ vector, Trump definitely enjoys golden showers…oh wait, just kidding! I’m still trying to get my head around how to this new Birther Doctrine is going to apply to Cinnamon Hitler. Let me get back to you on that…


        • fish says:

          I can’t comment on the technical level of urine knowledge possessed by the “Tangerine Tornado”. But I don’t doubt that however pristine that you and Wikipedia may deem it its still not likely to pass muster with the President Elect.

          Nevertheless my reply still stands. Menckens opinion holds for either…..between a businessman of questionable reputation given to hyperbolic language with a predilection for Ukranian mail order brides or a bellicose tightly wrapped, in the bankers pockets, crypto-lesbian with a third world “manservant”, computer security issues and not too well managed drinking problem America made its decision!

          In a world of bad choices Trump was probably the least bad option.

          • Michael Anderson says:

            We shall see, Fish. We shall see.

          • Chris Peterson says:

            “In a world of bad choices Trump was probably the least bad option.”
            Not even close, Fish.

            It was “place your bets”, a corporatist hag who owed allegiance to fat cats, where nothing would change but the name on the door, or a sociopath rookie who is actually a silver-spoon, fat cat himself and is far from capable of understanding, much less controlling, the minority parties roughshod trampling of 50 years of social progress.

            On the one hand; stability in that all bets are a push. On the other; radical changes to our social structure by a tweeting billionaire and his party’s mad quest for the social dark ages.

            Choosing the sanity of the counter-balancing powers of Executive and Congress, (either way), may have meant another 4 years of gridlock, but at least everyone would have been safe and relatively unaffected. We could have all slept better knowing that there was a Democratic Senate to hold Trump to task, or vice versa.

            Tell me I’m wrong. Tell me where the nation is headed in the next four years. The overwhelming majority have no idea, and that ain’t a good thing. Trump, himself, may think he knows, but I’ve yet to see any glimmer of political reality coming from him. (I’m sure Putin will offer his help with that.)

          • fish says:

            Not even close, Fish.

            I don’t seem to recall much enthusiasm for “balance” in the run up to the election from the democrat side Chris. I do recall a fair amount of enthusiastic hand wringing from the dems about what they had planned for those not on board politically after their electoral landslide.

            It is like Obama said…. the winners get to favor their friends and punish their enemies!

            Its OK….. maybe you guys get to punish the deplorables in a couple more years.

          • Chris Peterson says:

            Sorry to burst the bubble, Fish, but I pretty much deplore both parties. All I want is what’s best for my family, neighbors, and fellow citizens. And I guess “deplorable” depends on your perspective, such as the conservative definition, which is the poor, sick, elderly, veterans, non-Christians, ethnically different, and basically anyone after their mandatory gestation period.
            But repercussions? I wouldn’t piss on the President-elect if he paid me. (And if I did, I’d demand my money up front.)

  2. rl crabb says:

    Kelly Anne says we should look at what’s in his heart, rather than what comes out of his mouth. Maybe he should get a mouth by-pass.

    • Chris Peterson says:

      The only person qualified to look in Trump’s mouth would be a proctologist.

    • steve cottrell says:

      Back in the ‘60s, while reading Eric Hoffer’s book “The True Believer,” I first came across the following quote from Rudolf Hess –– Hitler’s good buddy:

      “Do not seek Adolf Hitler in your mind. You will find him through the strength of your hearts.”

      Maybe Kellyanne Conway is channeling the former Deputy Fuhrer?

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