Saturday, February 27, 2016

Uh Oh




    My friends (good grief, I sound like John McCain), especially those of you who aren't American, let me tell you I honestly believe my country is in a bad place.  

    I also believe the world is in a bad place.  

    Injustice breeds fear.  Fear breeds anger.  Anger mixed with fear (with a touch of hate) breeds frightful demagoguery.  When people are afraid, they will be seduced by the siren song of a madman who tells them he will fix everything.  He assures them that other people are responsible for their misery.
"The Dark Side, you must not forget the Dark Side."

"ENOUGH, already with the Dark Side!
You effin' muppet!"
    We have seen this before.  I will not insult your intelligence by pointing out parallels in history with what is going on today.

    I understand their frustration with the cock-up that is Washington.

    But, Donald Trump is not the answer.

    You can watch the entire video (hey, I attached it), but if you have a life and prefer not to, let me point out what I feel are the most chilling comments (at around 3:01):

    "Now we're going to get greedy for the United States.  We're going to grab and grab and grab."

    Wait the...WTF?

    I have been told that this is politics, that this is Trumptalk.

    Maybe so.

    But, words have consequences in London, Ontario, Paris, Mexico City, Beijing, and Moscow.

    Remember that fear part?  Yeah, talk of "grab and grab and grab" stokes fear.  And maybe a nuke going off over Kansas.

    At the very least, irresponsible bombast like this will be broadcast globally EVERY SINGLE TIME the United States does something which may indeed be in its national interest.

    My international friends (there's the John McCain thing again), I do NOT support this crazy person.
"Excuse me, Wolf?  I was mentioned.
I'd like to respond."

    NOTE:  Neither Grandma nor Crazy Bernie are the answer, either.  Those of you who support either of those two?  Let's get back together at the end of the summer.

"Don't forget.  If I get in, that'll make three!"

29 comments:

  1. In a world where immediately after the debate in which both Cruz and Rubio (particularly Rubio) kicked Trump's butt and the "after" polls had Trump winning by a wide margin, I think your very correct post is generally falling on deaf ears.

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    1. I SAW that. At that moment, I got very scared.

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  2. What this means is you can look forward to your first Madame President, because too many Republicans loathe Trump for him to win the November election.

    Our local witch doctor has made a prophecy that the sky will turn green when the first lesbian act is performed in the White House. Could that be jealousy or what?

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    1. I believe you're right. Grandma is evil, but I honestly believe Trump is crazy. And possibly evil.

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  3. It is so scary and I noticed that part as well..it is frightening. he knows how to work up a crowd by repetition and saying things like make America great. I had to snicker at the beginning because I felt he was channeling Charlie Sheen with his constant "winning" remarks. I hang my head low

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    1. I saw a speech he gave yesterday. I swear, it was like he was tossing red meat to a pack of crazed hyenas. Terrifying stuff.
      A part of me hopes that Idiot Joe enters the fray.

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  4. The most overused word in Texas right now is "Christian". And I feel that all these "Christians" are such the opposite. Where is common sense, courtesy, and compromise? We almost can't joke about this , Al, because the joke's on us.

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    1. I'm going to post this to my Facebook, but I fear what the response will be. I cannot be in fear anymore, though. This crap is getting real.
      Speaking of "Christian," Trump said that he was being audited because of his "Christian" values (?????). To paraphrase Yoda again, "The WTF is strong in that one."

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  5. Quiet, you might wake Ross Perot from his eternal slumber.

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    1. In 1992, I thought he was nuts.
      Viewed through the prism of 24 years, he seems as docile as a shoe salesman now.

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  6. All three scare me. Voting for any of them would be like voting for Satan. Really!
    Trump has only said one thing that makes sense - that he will make sure Hilary is prosecuted. Because yes, that woman should be in prison right now.

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    1. She absolutely should.
      I cannot find ANYone who I'd trust with the nuclear "football." Anyone.
      Maybe...maybe...Ben Carson.

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    2. I'm waiting for a combination ticket: Cruz/Rubio, Rubio/Carson, Cruz/Carson or one to have fun with but NOT to vote for; Trump/Christie

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    3. Christie WILL bring in that coveted Doughnut Demographic, though.

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  7. In a nutshell:

    Trump is a narcissist, a bragging buffoon addicted to attention.

    Cruz is an evil man and a Christian Jihadist. I can't look at him without seeing Joe McCarthy.

    Rubio has avoided his duties as a senator and is a yappy little dog trying to piss with the big boys, but he doesn't have the guts to support the only legislation he ever proposed.

    Sanders is making promised he can't possibly keep and will eventually turn off all the young people buying into his fantasies.

    Hillary hasn't done a good enough job at dispelling the notion she's dishonest and has too much bagggage. Republicans will treat her even worse than Obama if she wins.

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    1. Positively, spot-on. Emphasis on "nut."
      Trump will get this nation into a war with people who want to make a preemptive strike to prevent "grab and grab and grab." When will China, for example, just say, "Okay, enough is enough, big mouth"?
      The religious fundamentalism of Cruz (and his lunatic lapdog, Glenn Beck) concerns me a great deal. They don't lop off heads in the name of their Sky God, but dear Lord (no pun intended)....
      To your take on Rubio, I will also add that he is dishonest.
      I'm fairly sure you'll be cheered when I tell you that the Republican Party is being destroyed by Trump, Cruz, and Rubio. I've taken to calling it "Whig 2.0 Download." I just pray that fascism will not take its place.
      Grandma IS dishonest. BUT, while I cannot vote for her, I would take her.

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  8. None of them can do what they promise. Everything is so divided that it doesn't matter. One side versus the other. I was never a Reagan fan, but back then there was still some coming together. Now "reaching across the aisle" is looked up like it is a great feat. The president can only do so much. Congress has to do their part. And they have not done their job in years.
    That being said, I really do hope that Trump does not get in. I have heard from a lot of people that hate Democrats and also Trump. What they will do if he gets nominated, I don't know.
    But, I also have a relative who watched the last debate and just thought Trump did so well at holding his own. I don't think he could do anything that would make her turn against him.
    Something needs to change badly in this country.

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    1. Congress is full of weasels, that is for sure. I saw the debate and thought Trump was an out of control bully. Unfortunately, MANY people agree with your relative. I would have loved it if someone said, "STFU." I would equally have loved it if the moderators exercised any control. I swear it was like watching something from junior high school.

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  9. If Trump is Christian, throw me to the lions. Oh...wait a minute...he IS throwing me to the lions.

    This is seriously worrying me. I can't believe he has managed to hang on this long.

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    1. I watched his speech to red meat eating jackals yesterday where he insulted Rubio (apparently Rubio did the same to him but I didn't watch it). Trump was flailing his arms around like Mussolini and spritzing the stage with a bottle of water like a lunatic.
      My mouth was open as I watched a freak show play out before my eyes.
      A freak show who wants control of nuclear weapons.

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  10. Pathetic in every way what you have to choose from down there. And yeah, all the take, many an enemy one would make. Such a douchebag Trump is.

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    1. I know how I take these statements. I honestly wonder how the rest of the world takes them. I have never seen such a pathetic group of people wanting to sit in the Oval Office.

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  11. I said this on another blog just a minute ago so you may have read this already from me, but I'll say it again: I'm hoping that Rubio or Cruz will drop out so it's mathematically possible for one of them to beat him before March 15. If not, we're hella screwed to have Trump on the Republican ticket. He spews a bunch of scary crap.

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  12. Pollies are so annoying the lie left, right and centre, upside down and inside out, just saying makes voting so hard it is who's lies are you going to take a gamble on

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    1. I must say, Trump is the first one in my life who scares me. Even Obama (who I, frankly, loathe) hasn't done that to nearly the same degree.

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  13. It is pretty entertaining (to a point). Trump has been saying he'll be picking up votes as the other GOP candidates drop to the wayside. I live in a conservative city, in a VERY conservative county. My neighbors are saying that if Trump is nominated, they will either vote for the other side, or not at all. It will be interesting, however it goes.

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