Thursday, October 20, 2016


                 Not that it's going to matter... but after last night's feces slinging debate ended, many of Trump's spin mercenaries attempted to distance themselves from his disastrous refusal to accept the results of the election. Some pointed to Al Gore's court challenges as precedent for an equitable resolution to a disputed election.

                First of all, that's bullshit. Right up front, that's bullshit.

                When the networks called Florida for Curious George, Gore called Bush and conceded the election. An hour later those same networks changed their determination, and called Florida for Gore. 

                At that point, Gore (with half a million more popular votes) was the winner in the electoral college count. He "unconceded", and a legally mandated recount of votes in Florida commenced.

                 Bush (not Al Gore) sued to stop the recount in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court ordered a further expansion of the Florida recount.

                 Bush (not Al Gore) appealed to the US Supreme Court to stop the Florida recount. The SCOTUS ruled in his favor, and the recount was stopped. Because of that decision, Bush was declared the electoral college winner of the election. Al Gore conceded the election to Bush, even though millions of us (to this day) believe he was the rightful winner of the 2000 presidential race.

                 For Trump's spin monkeys to suggest their candidate is merely reserving a "Gore option" until he's satisfied that no fraudulent votes were cast is to undermine the foundation of American democracy. We respect the results, win or lose. We offer our congrats to the winner, and we move on for the good of the country.

                 Does anyone out there think Donald fucking Trump has the common decency necessary to admit he's lost a fair election?

                 He'll whine until he dies that it was stolen from him. And his legions of knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing troglodytes will swear the election was "rigged".

                  And thus the stage is set for four years of non-stop political posturing by Republicans who want to stay in good favor with the lunatic fringe base of their party. Endless investigations. Endless baseless reports of voter fraud. Endless controversy, throwing shade on Hillary's legitimacy. In effect, another "birther" movement, and one even less grounded in reality than the one Trump based this campaign upon.

                  For the good of the country, Americans need to make it clear, in no uncertain terms, that Donald Trump is forever remembered as the colossal "loser" of next month's election. There can be no doubt, because this man is shameless. He'll drag American democracy into the gutter, all for the sake of his insufferable ego.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TRUMP'S RIGHT: THIS ELECTION IS RIGGED (microphones, cameras, and pesky ol' facts have all conspired to fix the results...)

           Despite what you may have believed about America's election process, it's an entirely corrupt, rigged system. Just ask the guy who's on the losing end of things... The Donald.

           Trump has gone from "Making America Great Again" to bashing the most basic of America's freedoms, the right to free and honest elections. In his mind, there's only one reason he's not winning "bigly" in the polls (which are themselves biased... just ask him): the whole process is corrupt.

            At first, Trump's claims of a "rigged" election were excused by some of his handlers as a reference to mainstream media bias against his candidacy, not an indictment of the integrity of the voting process itself. But Trump has made it abundantly clear that when he says the election is rigged, he means there is widespread, systemic voter fraud, with dead people on the voter rolls, ballots being destroyed, and illegal immigrants being registered to vote against him. He's telling everyone at his rallies to expect their votes to be ignored, and to prepare for the election to be stolen from "them" on November 8th (or November 28th, depending upon which date Trump references in his speeches...).

             When you listen to the reaction of the crowds at his rallies to this dog-whistle claim, you can begin to understand why he's chosen to use this tactic. The angry folks who attend his rallies become even angrier, and a lot of horrible things are shouted from the crowd.  And we all know that angry people show up at the polls, whereas complacent, or apathetic people don't bother to stand in line to vote.  Especially if that line is full of angry, racist, or possibly armed dregs of society. 

              Which brings us back to the whole "basket of deplorables" comment Hillary made a few weeks back...

               I don't understand why her comment received so much backlash. She made it clear she was referring to the bigots, xenophobes, Islamaphobic haters who make up a significant percentage of Trump's base of support. She wasn't calling ALL of Trump's supporters racists. That would be unfair and inaccurate. Not all of Trump's supporters are racist, they just all support one. I'm sure there's a difference.

               But back to the matter at hand... Trump is fomenting distrust in the American voting system, especially with regard to the results of this election.  He's urging the spittle-spewing zealots at his rallies to go to the polling places in "those areas" where voter fraud might be taking place, just to keep an eye on things. You know, in case dead people are showing up to vote, or people are voting more than four or five times at the same precinct. After all, that's about the only thing a partisan observer might be able to discern from having spent a day watching a polling place. Someone standing off in a parking lot smoking cigarettes and talking shit to other unhinged lunatics isn't going to be able to tell if a poll worker is allowing an illegal immigrant or an unregistered voter to cast a ballot.

               So basically Trump is urging his mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging troglodyte base to go to other polling places in an effort to intimidate his opponent's supporters. He's mentioned Second Amendment solutions should Hillary Clinton be named the winner on election night. He's encouraged his lunatic fringe to expect their votes to be in vain, so that they're primed for violence in the aftermath of his impending loss.  Just as he did when rumors swirled that GOP leadership was plotting to replace him at the top of the ticket, he's warning his people that riots in the streets might be their only recourse. 

                And that's when this stops being amusing, and starts to border on a crime.  Encouraging sedition used to be a criminal offense. 

                The next debate is being moderated by a Faux Noise Channel talking head, and I doubt he'll ask Donald Trump to give specifics backing his allegations of massive voter fraud. But if he DOES ask that question, look for Trump to spew the same bullshit he's spouting every rally speech these days, because facts don't matter in TrumpWorld. He's proven again and again that reality is a flexible thing to him.  

                But rest assured, some of his wingnuttiest supporters are taking his unfounded allegations of voter fraud seriously. They don't live in a world where facts might seep through and unduly influence their opinions. They're insulated from the truth, protected by right wing hate radio, Fox News coverage, and websites that preach to their choir. 

                 In other words, don't be surprised if the cranks wielding the pitchforks and torches seem to gain in numbers in coming weeks. They're hearing what they need to hear, and nothing anyone else says will matter if their guy loses.

                  And he will lose. Bigly. 


Monday, October 17, 2016

"THERE WILL BE BLOOD SPILLED" (Trumpsters promise anarchy and blood in the streets if their man loses...)

           We're being warned that "there will be blood" spilled if Trump loses in a couple of weeks. Be afraid! Be very afraid!

           Oh, for fuck's sake... All over Amurca, unemployed inbred carnival ride operators are stocking up on snacks for the coming revolution, and we should be laughing at the mere thought of Cletus and his brother hunkerin' down in mom's basement bunker hoarding Doritos.   

          Please... bring it. Darwinism needs a helping hand from time to time, and pouring a little bleach into the shallow end of the gene pool would do the species a lot of good.

          But in the meantime, let Bill Murray pour you another shot...