UPDATE: "President Donald Trump"..."Commander-in-Chief"...."ultimate authority over U.S. nuclear strike decisions"....etc. Does that alarm/distress the 'beejeezus' out of you??

...Someone sane (and in close proximity..possibly armed) better be watching that guy, 24/7.

...Some good news: From afar, we are. He needs adult supervision, and I'm up for providing a bit of that -- sort of -- right here (off-site link): https://aregularfakenewshound.tumblr.com/

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10/30/17 update....(esp. for Trump trolls everywhere, awaiting new signals from the Kremlin:)

(Video:)"12-counts Manafort"... come on down:↓



YT video link. No copyright etc.

-> "Paul is a great asset and an important addition..." -- Donald Trump, 2016. (Source linked.)

->"...George Papadopoulos. He’s an oil and energy consultant. Excellent guy...." -- Donald Trump, 2016. (Source linked.)


(..New campaign song?)



YT video link. No copyright claimed or intended.


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(Previously written:) 12/16 temporary post:

A suggested Donald Trump/GOP inaugural theme-song. (Ref.: The song's refrain..) No ownership or affiliation:



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12/16 comment: Yeah..↑this (above) ↑is no longer a "joke" (...it wasn't before the "election", either...). If bipartisan leaders and national intelligence agencies conclude Russia (or anyone) meddled with the U.S. election to the advantage of one candidate; re-do the election. Especially if that one candidate or his campaign was somehow involved.

Or, at least demand that the nation's electors do their job(s) as designed, and provide them with the necessary information to do so.

....If the U.S then -- unbelievably -- (re-)installs the Putin puppet -- this 'ain't' America anymore!

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(Previously written:)


11/24/16 update: "Precedent Hillary":


The popular vote winner for president should request a recount. Why? In addition to earning the overall vote lead (...that would constitute "legitimacy"..), requesting a recount may help hold "mandate"-claiming Republicans (somewhat) in check.

Perhaps more importantly, there has been evidence of outside interference during the campaign.

...National votes should be routinely audited -- at least going forward. Set a precedent for modern elections/vote-tallying.

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(Previously written:)11/9/16 commentary: Additional, updated commentary is further below. FWIW: It's little consolation (for many), but Hillary (probably) has narrowly significantly won the U.S. popular vote.....So hate and bigotry did not win-out at least with the national vote for president...Update: ((Go ahead and) 'Spin' that fact or attack it with disinformation (e.g., fake facts) any way desired (..I guess). The 'bottom line' (for many) is that the popular-vote clear loser is being elevated into power. Potentially marginalizing a majority of voters -- particularly if a 'mandate' is (also being) claimed.)

(Update: Excerpt of Sen. Harry Reid's 11/11/16 remarks re Trump's 'winning':)
“...If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate..... “Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try....”

(Link to source.)

11/17/16: Off-site link to a worthy article. No affiliation, new window opens: http://time.com/4575119/electoral-college-demagogues/?

Another one: http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-harris-trumps-election-bigotry-1117-20161116-column.html

Final comments here (blog is no longer being updated -- it's time to move forward. Remember: 'Question authority'..): Credit to Michael Moore for correctly gauging the "industrial heartland" vote. Blogger alter-ego 'Vere Askey' also had some hazy idea (link) (in March) about what could happen (in general)..


(11/14/16 post-election:) ↓ooohh...You were 'mad'!↓(..In more ways than one.) And scared. You know; much like a petulant, unlearned child is, of some form of change in their life.
You refuse(d) to take a hard look in the mirror first -- at yourself, i.e.; for the source of some of your problems.... ..
So now: What's the (realistic) plan?
Really. We're starting 2017...not 1957. What's the plan?
(..And: 'Who ya gonna call'? (off-site article link))



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(Commentary:) 11/9/16: OK. It's gloomy here, but I believe that the sun will still rise in the east today. The world still seems to be turning -- at least for now. Those in my life still love me, need ears scratched and tummies, or something rubbed, and all that.

Obviously, I was wrong with my projection below. A lot of people -- smart people -- were wrong.

(FWIW, industrial Midwest states tripped us up here. ..Where steel mills etc. have been losing out to (global) competition for nearly 50 years; it hasn't been a secret. (I'm long-familiar with the area and its industries). I have no idea how Donald Trump is going to significantly reverse all that, without busting the U.S budget wide open, adversely isolating the U.S. economy from the world, "manufacturing" large numbers of old-time high-paying jobs out of thin air (in an era of increasing automation), etc. etc...One possibility: A large infrastructure repair/modernization/upgrade project involving the entire nation. Something Democrats have at times advocated -- only to be blocked by obstructionist Republicans..BTW: Credit to Michael Moore (off-site article link) for correctly gauging dissent and frustration in America's industrial heartland..)

A lot of us are dismayed, worried, angry -- you name it -- right now...It does matter who is elected to the U.S. presidency.
One thing that is crystal-clear is that the U.S. is a deeply divided nation. (The other is that many prominent public polls apparently were unable to accurately gauge the U.S. electorate..)

It's difficult to imagine, but maybe Donald Trump somehow will turn out basically OK as president. The entire nation -- and world -- needs to start praying for that, and doing whatever we can to better ensure it. Some important checks and balances still exist in our system of government -- I hope. We're going to need plenty of strong and smart people to watch President-elect Trump, and to stand up to him as needed.

It will be interesting to see what becomes of the upcoming Trump University fraud case. ..What becomes of the numbers of women accusing President-Elect Trump of sexual misconduct. ..What becomes of the ridiculous, expensive wall blocking all of Mexico. ...When/if world markets will recover. ...What influence over the U.S. 'admirable' Vladimir Putin will now have...What happens to U.S. efforts to mitigate burgeoning climate change. On and on..

Great forces and powers of existence: If appeal is possible, please do not forsake our country any further.

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Off-site link to an article (11/8/16) from someone more eloquent (etc.) than I am: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/opinion/election-night-2016/the-unknown-country
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(Previously posted:)11/7/16: ↓This tiny blog's presidential election prediction ('worst case'):

The created electoral map below -- based upon personal analysis of various national polls, recent trends, pertinent news stories, etc -- represents what I believe would be close to a WORST (but winning) case for Hillary Clinton.
...I.e., she loses "battlegrounds" Ohio, North Carolina and Florida -- and also Nevada. (Insert: My own guess? She does not lose all four of those..)

(Continuing:) Note that Clinton still manages to slightly exceed the 270 electoral votes required to prevail. (This scenario also assumes that 3 of Maine's 4 "split" electoral votes go to Clinton.) Also note that this analysis assumes a fair election, with no effective outside interference and no significant vote-related "shenanigans" by Trump fanatics...:



Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com

Please be sure to VOTE.
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(Previously posted:) 2016 national election: "Both are unpopular. Only one is a threat." (Off-site 7/16 opinion article, new window opens. No affiliation:) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/both-are-unpopular-only-one-is-a-threat/2016/07/10/4d78dce8-4529-11e6-bc99-7d269f8719b1_story.html
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Imagined: Jokester-in-Chief Donald Trump gives his inaugural address

(Commentary. (Some humor-fiction is further below.):)

In case you missed it -- or ignored it -- an 8/12/16 news item: Off-site article link, new window opens, no affiliation: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-claim-that-obama-founded-isis-was-sarcasm/

....Apparently from "Mr. Sarcasm" himself. (No affiliation.):



As done before here, let's repost a basic definition of "sarcasm":
the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny
("Sarcasm." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 July 2016.)
By that broad definition I suppose any demagogue could employ the word as an escape smokescreen, after broadcasting whatever inflammatory, outrageous, under-developed notion that popped into mind
....Especially if they regularly assume their audience to be witless fools.

Therefore; extending Mr. Trump's ready-escape device (...used in various, shifty ways...) to a different -- alarming -- scenario:
Fictional 'President Trump' begins his January 20, 2017 inaugural address:

'THE PRESIDENT':  "Vice President Pence....you handsome knucklehead you...., Mr. Chief Justice....you're totally gone after that Obamacare vote....
members of the United States Congress....C'mon! That's an actual job?? Just leave this all up to me. By the way, is "Pocahontas" Warren here? 'Woo-woo-wooo-woo woo'! That mean: I win. You lose!...... distinguished guests.......I don't really see any.....OK, just being sarcastic, folks! I love all you guys......, and fellow followers:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution......And I must add: The NRA and you Second Amendment 'folks'! I owe you guys one. Wait, wait....no shooting in the air... or other places! Hahahahahahaha. Sarcasm again! ....And how about the "enduring strength" of that big, beautiful wall that's gonna get built, huh! C'mon! ....I can't hear you! Give it up! ..For the wall! I'm serious about it! At least for now.....
(Resuming, from teleprompter:) ....We affirm the promise of our democracy.....To me, my family and others like me! I'll be a holding a huge, invitation-only reception at Mar-a-Lago later tonight! You know who you are...But see Secretary of State Ivanka if you don't remember your table assignment. It'll be fabulous: ....Secretary of Defense Palin will be providing the night's entertainment! Plus: We'll be roasting Chief Justice Roberts.. Literally! ....Kidding...kidding. Just being sarcastic! You'll see how my sarcasm works later there, John....! Please pay no attention to those armed guys!
(Resuming reading text:) ...We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.......Which reminds me: All current inhabitants of the U.S. with last names ending in "-ez" or "-az".... or just plain 'z': Please report to the nearest 'Rudy Giuliani Resettlement Center' for further processing. I'm serious: Don't make me ask again!......That John Roberts injunction-thing about my pending executive order shouldn't last much longer........Unless it does. Then you'll all understand that I was just joking of course...."

(*...On and on...ad nauseam.*)

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I actually recalled it after concocting the above, but, in an odd way, almost makes me long for this "reverse Trump" (comedy-movie scene). (I.e., ...An alternate-universe Trump. (...But still 'jokester-in-chief', of course..)): The guy totally incapable of lying: 

(YT video below: No ownership or affiliation. Language warning.)




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