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Author: BobR    Date: 08/26/2015 11:19:22

Trump:
Verb. To break wind from the anus, to 'fart'. E.g."There's a disgusting smell in here. Has someone trumped?"
Noun. 1. An act of breaking wind.
2. The resulting smell of having broke wind from the anus, a 'fart'.
From the Dictionary of British slang
- Thanks to Berkeley Breathed

I was going to write about the environment today. That, or the Wall Street crash, or - well... anything except T-Rump. I just couldn't get inspired to do so, and there wasn't anything really that had that "wow" factor to make an interesting blog.

So instead - Trump.

What it's really about, though, is the sad state of affairs over in Republican-land. Four years ago, we had a similar clown car full of people who had no business thinking they could be president. Like waves on the shore, they each had their peak and crash, before receding back, gone from the view. It was always "anyone but Romney" until he was the only one left.

This time around, that isn't happening... hopefully "yet". Trump is still dominating every news cycle with those on the left wondering how could he still be around as he gets more publicity on MSNBC than even the Democratic candidates. On Fox "News", it's all Trump, all the time (including several manufactured "dust ups"). They seem to want to control him, but he doesn't care, and they aren't sure how to bring the monster they created under control.

Trump doesn't really care how much money he loses. All he cares about is losing face, so he insults everyone who disagrees with him or contradicts him, regardless of who the person is, or how crude the insult is. It is the exact opposite of the type of temperament a president should have. The presidency should always be about the country, not about the man (or woman). Trump's cheerleaders don't seem to understand any of that. What they see is someone who doesn't act like a "wimp" - he feeds into their WWF mindset, and makes the race all about bluster and attitude instead of policy and plans.

This time around, I keep looking for that milquetoast candidate that the Republican diehards don't want, but don't realize they need. I don't see one. Kasich or Pataki come close, but they don't have that depth of recognition that's necessary to keep going through all 50 states.

For that matter, I can't imagine someone who is such a hard-core New Yorker as Trump doing well in the deep South. Maybe Trump won't flame out until we start getting some southern state primaries behind us.

It has to happen. If Trump makes it all the way through and becomes the Republican candidate, then we as a nation get what we deserve - ridicule from other countries, and a circus of a general election. To our Republican primary voting friends - let's not let the clown car get that far.

Please?

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Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 12:35:40
good morning!




Comment by Scoopster on 08/26/2015 12:46:53
Mornin' all..

I swear NPR weaseled his damn name into one of their non-political articles today.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 13:08:51
Happy National Dog Day.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 13:10:39
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 13:12:47
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.





Comment by BobR on 08/26/2015 13:16:09
In a rather uncomfortable juxtaposition...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDO!



Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 13:19:17
Quote by BobR:
In a rather uncomfortable juxtaposition...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDO!




Um thanks, Bobber. :stares awkwardly at his shoes:

Comment by wickedpam on 08/26/2015 13:19:49
Morning

Comment by TriSec on 08/26/2015 13:24:46
Donald is the trumpiest trump that has ever trumped!

The class of 2019 is entering high school this week, youg Javier included. Their first presidential election is going to be 2020. If the GOP supernovas this time around, I have high hopes that the graduating class may read about Republicans in their history books, instead of on the ballot.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 13:27:21
You know, I have been really appreciative of how Sanders and O'Malley won't go after Clinton. O'Malley went to so far as to basically apologize for a Super Pac Ad against Sanders, but if this is the dirty shit playing politics that the Clinton campaign is doing, I want that put on an ad and run over and over.

Clinton does not NEED THE MONEY.

She has spent well over a million dollars in polling alone from 4-5 polling firms.

Comment by BobR on 08/26/2015 13:36:20
Quote by Raine:
You know, I have been really appreciative of how Sanders and O'Malley won't go after Clinton. O'Malley went to so far as to basically apologize for a Super Pac Ad against Sanders, but if this is the dirty shit playing politics that the Clinton campaign is doing, I want that put on an ad and run over and over.

Clinton does not NEED THE MONEY.

She has spent well over a million dollars in polling alone from 4-5 polling firms.

It's like she's trying to prevent the other campaigns from getting any funds. I know this is hardball politics, but it just reeks of the kind of cronyism that most voters are sick of, and really establishes her as the "Party Leadership Knows Best - sit down and shut up" candidate.

Comment by TriSec on 08/26/2015 13:38:01
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.


I had to read this twice. Still not processing.

WTF is wrong with us?


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 13:42:29
Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 13:46:40
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.


I had to read this twice. Still not processing.

WTF is wrong with us?
I don't know, I am in shock about it myself.


Comment by wickedpam on 08/26/2015 14:00:46
Comment by wickedpam on 08/26/2015 14:01:18
Happy Birthday Mondo!!



Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 14:02:23
I weep for our humanity.



Comment by wickedpam on 08/26/2015 14:03:10
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.


I had to read this twice. Still not processing.

WTF is wrong with us?



We are cowed by the people who are so fearful they have to have deadly weapons to deal with life.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 14:29:13



I find the level of self-absorption hilarious. How can you focus on your petty needs so overwhelming that you blind to the majesty of nature around you? My personal favorite is the person complaining about Volcano. Oh, you didn't see lava? Good. That stuff is dangerous. Kilauea's lava is very fast moving as lava goes. If you had any damn sense you would have asked the staff, who would have told you to travel down to the end of Chain of Craters road. At the very end of where you can drive to and then walk a bit you can see lava venting into the sea. You can't get too close because of the toxic fumes coming off the lava. Jesus people are dumb.

As to Haleakala, CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO GO. It is still a crap shoot, though. The weather is notoriously fickle. There are other things to do at the summit besides sunrise, with is colder that the 9th Circle of Hell; below freezing and windy at dawn. You might want to check out silversword plant which only grows near the summit. Or the nene, the Hawaiian flightless goose. When the sun is out, it is spectacular! I've been there near dust. We stayed for the sunset. It was breathtaking, watching the sun sink into a sea of clouds shot through with reds, yellows, and oranges. There were nay-sayers in the car with me, because you have to drive through the cloud layer which is lower than the summit. Once you break through the sky is giant bowl over your head. I could go on. It is a 5-star experience.

Comment by Scoopster on 08/26/2015 14:29:23
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.


I had to read this twice. Still not processing.

WTF is wrong with us?

We are cowed by the people who are so fearful they have to have deadly weapons to deal with life.

And then you have more gun nuts crying THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARMED or IF I HAD BEEN THERE I COULD HAVE STOPPED IT!

The entire incident took literally no more than 10 seconds, less than that for these folks to be killed. How would carrying a gun change ANY of that? How would reacting to the incident that already happened change ANY of that? Right, it wouldn't. You know what might've done something? THESE NUTJOBS NOT HAVING THE FUCKING GUNS TO SHOOT RANDOM PEOPLE WITH IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 08/26/2015 14:33:46
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONDO!!!!!




Comment by Will in Chicago on 08/26/2015 14:36:03
I find myself angry at the Clinton campaign over the fundraising pacts. It makes me question the fairness of the local parties. I hope it backfires on her.

I am stunned by the shooting in Roanoke, Virginia. As an ex-reporter, my condolences go out to the families of the reporter and the photographer, their colleagues and their communities. Maybe the media will step up to call for some sane action on guns.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 08/26/2015 14:41:54
Fuck this world. Find every cobalt bomb and set them off.

Oh....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDO!!!!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 08/26/2015 14:43:13
The Huffington Post has an article on mass shootings over the last five years, and statistics. It turns out many happen in the home.

The New Yorker also had an article on the white nationalists flocking to the Trump campaign. We live in very troubling times.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 08/26/2015 14:44:40
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Fuck this world. Find every cobalt bomb and set them off.

Oh....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDO!!!!


I would like to have warp drive first. I fear that we have a rising tide of hate and stupidity that may overwhelm us as the barbarians overwhelmed Rome.

Comment by wickedpam on 08/26/2015 14:53:11
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
Right now I am really shocked and horrified from the news coming out of Roanoke Virginia this this morning.


I had to read this twice. Still not processing.

WTF is wrong with us?

We are cowed by the people who are so fearful they have to have deadly weapons to deal with life.

And then you have more gun nuts crying THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARMED or IF I HAD BEEN THERE I COULD HAVE STOPPED IT!

The entire incident took literally no more than 10 seconds, less than that for these folks to be killed. How would carrying a gun change ANY of that? How would reacting to the incident that already happened change ANY of that? Right, it wouldn't. You know what might've done something? THESE NUTJOBS NOT HAVING THE FUCKING GUNS TO SHOOT RANDOM PEOPLE WITH IN THE FIRST PLACE.


Virginia has very loose gun laws - we have conceal carry and I think also open carry. Other states get mad at us because of our lax gun laws.

These people are fearful cowards, they have to have a gun cause they can't solve their problems any other way then intimidation or acting out.


Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 14:54:01
According to Gov McCauliffe (live on ask the govornoe on WTOP) is reporting that police are chasing the Suspect east on I-64. HE will be apprehended.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 14:54:43
The suspect is allegedly a former employee of the TV station.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 08/26/2015 15:00:08
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Fuck this world. Find every cobalt bomb and set them off.

Oh....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDO!!!!


I would like to have warp drive first. I fear that we have a rising tide of hate and stupidity that may overwhelm us as the barbarians overwhelmed Rome.


We don't deserve warp drive. Why fuck any other civilization up?

Comment by TriSec on 08/26/2015 15:08:47
Quote by Raine:
According to Gov McCauliffe (live on ask the govornoe on WTOP) is reporting that police are chasing the Suspect east on I-64. HE will be apprehended.


Live by the gun, die by the gun. That's where it's ending today, I would presume.


Comment by BobR on 08/26/2015 15:12:41
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
According to Gov McCauliffe (live on ask the govornoe on WTOP) is reporting that police are chasing the Suspect east on I-64. HE will be apprehended.


Live by the gun, die by the gun. That's where it's ending today, I would presume.

yeah... I would be surprised if he surrendered.

Comment by BobR on 08/26/2015 15:14:15
Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 15:29:26
That POS shooter posted video of shooting on FB & Twitter. The Account was suspended.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 15:40:11
The reporter the suspect killed graduated from James Madison University…
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11898640_10206604762531261_577529141625495814_n.jpg?oh=8d877783c06e73b396d390d6333b3708&oe=5671ECA8


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 15:43:26
Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 15:55:02
Seriously, what kind of lunatic live tweets a murder? I am so sickened by this.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 15:56:09
Quote by Raine:
Seriously, what kind of lunatic live tweets a murder? I am so sickened by this.

Not joking, he had a GoPro camera film in.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 16:01:18
Quote by BobR:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
According to Gov McCauliffe (live on ask the govornoe on WTOP) is reporting that police are chasing the Suspect east on I-64. HE will be apprehended.


Live by the gun, die by the gun. That's where it's ending today, I would presume.

yeah... I would be surprised if he surrendered.
He didn't. He shot himself.

However, this happened.
Sometime between Tuesday night and this morning, ABC News received a fax from someone claiming to be Bryce Williams. It is a lengthy document: 23 pages. ABC News has turned it over to authorities.


Comment by Scoopster on 08/26/2015 16:09:08
Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 16:15:23
WEll, you know our constitution is only for American citizens, right???





Comment by Scoopster on 08/26/2015 17:30:41
Who the HELL is this MORON on Here & Now?!?

I have absolutely no tolerance for bigoted assholes today. I'm too pissed off and/or busy at work.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 17:42:51
Another day, another Josh Dugger revelation.

Porn Star Danica Dillon: I Had “Terrifying” Rough Sex With Josh Duggar Twice While His Wife Was Pregnant


Comment by livingonli on 08/26/2015 18:14:24
Quote by Mondobubba:
Another day, another Josh Dugger revelation.

Porn Star Danica Dillon: I Had “Terrifying” Rough Sex With Josh Duggar Twice While His Wife Was Pregnant

You have to love the moral consistency of these family values people.

Comment by TriSec on 08/26/2015 18:16:51
Is there an observer's gallery on Judgement Day? The hypocrisy of the religious wrong is breathtaking enough for us mortals...

Comment by Scoopster on 08/26/2015 18:22:37
Is there a reason Ed Schultz is defending Moneybags McCombover over the Jorge Ramos mess?

Comment by BobR on 08/26/2015 18:24:56
Quote by Mondobubba:
Another day, another Josh Dugger revelation.

Porn Star Danica Dillon: I Had “Terrifying” Rough Sex With Josh Duggar Twice While His Wife Was Pregnant

From the article:
“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” Dillon said. “It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”

The 28-year-old said she had sex with Duggar a second time in April, when she was performing at Creekside Cabaret in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

terrifying - but she went back to the well a second time? Wow...

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/26/2015 18:27:03
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Another day, another Josh Dugger revelation.

Porn Star Danica Dillon: I Had “Terrifying” Rough Sex With Josh Duggar Twice While His Wife Was Pregnant

From the article:
“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” Dillon said. “It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”

The 28-year-old said she had sex with Duggar a second time in April, when she was performing at Creekside Cabaret in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

terrifying - but she went back to the well a second time? Wow...


No protection.

Comment by Raine on 08/26/2015 18:35:45
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Another day, another Josh Dugger revelation.

Porn Star Danica Dillon: I Had “Terrifying” Rough Sex With Josh Duggar Twice While His Wife Was Pregnant

From the article:
“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” Dillon said. “It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”

The 28-year-old said she had sex with Duggar a second time in April, when she was performing at Creekside Cabaret in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

terrifying - but she went back to the well a second time? Wow...
I have a pretty good suspicions that her going back a second time wasn't her choice.

This Monster decided to enter *rehab* this afternoon.

RE-hab for what? he is a monster.