You think that you’re such a smart girl And I’ll believe what you say But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way hey
I can’t believe a word you say
Are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you’re gonna be lonely
But you won’t find me around
A-breakin’ my heart…
“Why put him (press secretary Sean Spicer) out there for the very first time, in front of that podium, to utter a provable falsehood?” Chuck Todd of NBC asked Kellyanne Conway …. referring to the dustup over the crowd count at the inauguration… “It’s a small thing, but the first time he confronts the public, it’s a falsehood?”
After some tense back and forth, Conway offered this:
Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving — our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that. But the point really is —
At this point, a visibly exasperated Todd cut in. “Wait a minute. Alternative facts? Alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered . . . were just not true. Alternative facts are not facts; they’re falsehoods.”
bk: ALTERNATIVE FACTS…..Game, Set, Match. Bring out the trophy. The contest is over. The United States of Insanity has its queen, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President of the United States… Donald J. Trump, the anti-George Washington. “I cannot tell the truth,” is his credo, and he has his Pussy Posse of Prevaricators, led by Kellyanne, the Majorette leading this Baton Brigade of Bullshit. ALTERNATIVE FACTS…. Dick Nixon spun around in his grave to send a tweet of congratulations to Trump. “It took me years to accomplish what you have in just a few days being president… lying with world-class arrogant impunity and compiling an enviable enemies list . Well done, Donald! signed, Dick” ALTERNATIVE FACTS…. George Orwell just checked in with Kudos For Kellyanne! “When I came up with the idea of Doublespeak, I never dreamed one as lovely as you could take it to a new level of deception… War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Trump Won In A Landslide. You go, girl..” ALTERNATIVE FACTS…. Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness,”a quality characterizing a “truth” that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively “from the gut” or because it “feels right” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts… was named Word of the Year for 2005 by the American Dialect Society and for 2006 by Merriam-Webster. The world progresses (regresses?) and ALTERNATIVE FACTS, which of course by definition are lies, supplants truthiness forever!
I KNEW TRUMP WAS INCAPABLE of even the slightest hint of humanity, but the darkness of this speech was beyond that. A third-rate version of his campaign appearances… minus the always crowd pleasing recitiation of primary victories, the size of the crowd, and some shots at the dishonest press. No shining city on a hill, but a third-rate, disheveled slum, is the country he leads. Well we’re living here in Allentown. And they’re closing all the factories down. Only I can fix it. Certainly no “ask what you do for your country.” The only thing we have to fear is Trump himself. Remember, he’s doing us a favor by giving up his life for this.
Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway explains he’s actually settling and we should all appreciate that. In fact, Conway said Friday morning on FOX, President Trump made “enormous sacrifices” to become president. “He actually gave up more money, more power, more prestige, more position than he will have,” she said.
American nationalism to the world; bite-me-if-you-didn’t-vote-for-me to the electoral majority of Hillaryville. The world is put on notice: not just America First, but America First and Only. No gracious tip of the hat to previous presidents. It’s not what he does. Repeal the recent past and he’ll get back to you with the details. Let the world know, from this day forward, that the contents of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech were merely the seeds immediately planted for his reelection. He will soon hit the rally trail again, quoting himself from what he’ll term as the greatest inaugural speech ever. The crowd will cheer the brag… he’ll soak up the love… and they will eat up the idea of the Trump Permanent Campaign. Why really run something when it’s more fun to run for something?
Less than sixty days until the US presidential election and it has suddenly turned into a reboot of an old idea under today’s reality tv banner: The World’s Strongest Strongman. This is not to be confused with The World’s Strongest Man. That’s an actual international competition held each year. This is a picture from the 2015 contest of winner Brian Shaw.
The one consistent theme of Donald Trump through his entire life and most definitely the backbone of his campaign, has been strength. I’m the tough guy, the meanest, take-no-prisoners, rootinest-tootinest baddest gun in the East and West here to save Weakling America from politically correcting itself out of business. Hillary is weak, she coughs a lot, and retreats back to the hospice where the lizard blood injections temporarily revive her for a few days at a time. Most of Trump’s strength, of course, is fake. It’s flash & bling, it’s bragging, it’s bluster, it’s brinksmanship, it’s intimidation, it’s coercion, it’s thuggery. It’s inconsistent and incomprehensible upon even the most rudimentary scrutiny. Braggingly lying about seeing the folly of the Iraq War, pretending he was always against it while essentially declaring our military power emasculated in need of huge defense spending increases…. no need to say how that would be paid for……. The Big, Gradual Reveal of the Fraud Behind the Orange Curtain continues its rollout when Trump’s super-secret, greatest-ever, If-I-Told-You-I’d-Have-To-Kill-You plan to beat ISIS turned out to be elect me and I’ll give my not-reduced-to-rubble generals 30 days to produce a plan. Libertarian Gary Johnson got caught being totally clueless about Aleppo, the key city in the Syrian civil war. I’ll bet if you’d asked Trump, “what would you do about Aleppo?” he’d probably think it’s the name of a new anti-depressant and that the free market should decide drug prices.
The pattern was unmistakable in his immediate phony-but-always-macho reaction to the latest and largest nuclear test by North Korea. Via USA Today, his spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway:
If North Korea had weapons that could reach the United States, Donald Trump will make sure they don’t use them. How exactly? That’s a secret.Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on CBS This Morning and was asked about the nuclear test that North Korea conducted Friday. “He’s not going to reveal all of his plans and he’s made that very clear and maybe someone can ask him in a debate. But the fact is that this entire world would be put on notice that there’s a strong leader in the White House,” Conway said. “There would be no failures in Syria, in Libya, in Benghazi. There would be no Russia reset. There would be no advance of ISIS, who our own President called the JV team.”
No sense in hoping that logic, truth, and the constant exposure of Trump as wholly ignorant of every important fact about the world and government matters. Forget thinking his being shown to be a liar, a fraud, and a thief will peel away anybody from his core Celebrity Apprentice fanclub. Way too late for that. That Trump has the level of support that he does have is as much an indictment of his low-information voter base and a Republican Party that never delivered on its core promises as it is the persistence and drip-by-drip success of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, well into its third decade against Hillary Clinton. Often her own worst enemy, she’d be better off to forget everything she ever learned in law school and revert to civilian status.
At the Commander in Chief event in New York, Man of Discretion Donald let it fly once more with his admiration for the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Trump says has “been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.” Senior Trump Whisperer team member Mike Pence doubled down: “I think it’s inarguable that Vladimir Putin has been a stronger leader in his country than Barack Obama has been in this country.”
Putin admiration for these guys must include murdering or jailing journalists, invading countries with impunity, essentially acting as a strongman dictator being the true definition of leadership. I’m shocked that Trump hasn’t attacked Obama on another front this past week…. accusing him of making stop number 49 on his 8-year “Apology Tour” in Laos where he actually didn’t apologize for our 9-year secret bombing campaign of that country. Steve Bannon, the Breitbart guy at the top of his campaign, must have forgotten to message him with their version of the story that starts with: President Barack Obama continued his international apology tour for American deeds overseas, traveling to the Asian country of Laos to deliver a speech.Obama acknowledged that the United States dropped more than two million tons of bombs in the country, intervening in the country’s civil war. He sorrowfully noted that “villages and entire valleys were obliterated” as a result of the bombing, including the “ancient Plain of Jars.” The entire piece here:In Laos, Obama Apologizes for U.S. Bombings
Elect Trump, America, and you’ll never have to worry about that kind of national self-flagellation, weakness and pointless rehash. Here’s the non-screaming version of the story from the Associated Press:
AP-President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday 9/7 to survivors maimed by some 80 million unexploded bombs America dropped on Laos decades ago. “For all those years in the 1960s and ’70s, America’s intervention here in Laos was a secret to the American people, who were separated by vast distances and a Pacific Ocean, and there was no internet, and information didn’t flow as easily. For the people of Laos, obviously, this war was no secret. Over the course of roughly a decade, the United States dropped more bombs on Laos than Germany and Japan during World War II. Some 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped on this country.”
Other Leaders Who Were Way, Way Stronger Than Weakling Obama:
Robert Mugabe, Idi Amin Dada, Chiang Kai-shek, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Hitler