Let That Sink In

3 05 2016

Manhattan

They said it was going to be the strongest most vibrant diverse interesting accomplished Republican Presidential field of this generation.

Donald Trump just beat every last one of ’em.

Draw your own conclusions.





Kings and Queens

3 05 2016

Queens

Donald Trump is a Queens native, and we all know he lives in Manhattan.

HRC’s national campaign office is in Brooklyn, and she lives in Chappaqua.

We have our Subway Series.

The conventional wisdom mongers of 2007 said that 2008 would be a HRC-Giuliani Subway Series.

Missed it by that much.

They are, like an overwhelming majority of people with at least some English ancestry, both direct descendants of King Edward III, direct 19th cousins, in fact.





#NeverTrump Makes a PR Gamble On Behalf Of Fox News Channel

3 05 2016

Manhattan

For the first time in a long time, CNN is beating FNC in prime time, and in key demos, and is within very close striking distance in total viewers.  It’s a combination of FNC losing eyeballs and CNN gaining them.

The #NeverTrump crowd is throwing a party, because they think the reason for the hemmhorhage is that FNC has become an arm of the Trump campaign.  When in reality, when the season started, it was really the Jeb! channel, and even now, I think it’s more anti-Trump than pro-Trump.  But, let’s humor them, and play along.

If you advocate a cause, the last thing you want is for people to get it in their minds to associate your cause with losing or not winning.  I’d rather stretch the truth to hook myself to winners than tell the unvarnished truth and wind up associating myself with losers.  When Dave Brat shocked the world to beat Eric Cantor almost two years ago, many libertardians hit the internet to say that Brat’s win had nothing to do with libertardianism.  Now there’s something to make you pull your hair out of your head if you do PR for some libertarian outfit.  As if to say, “if you want to pull off once in a century upsets, don’t have anything to do with us.”

The #NeverTrump gang is making the same PR gamble.  What if people come to accept their version of FNC’s ratings collapse, that it’s the fault of the network being Trump shills, and then Trump goes on to win the whole shootin’ match in November?  What will that tell people?

That Fox News Channel isn’t that important, that the road to the White House for a Republican does not have to run through it.  That FNC, in the times when it was both far more highly rated and even more universally behind Romney and McCain, didn’t do them any good insofar as winning the Presidency, more proof of my first sentence.  It would also knock the #NeverTrump crowd flat on their backs, for it would be the electorate telling them, fuck you, you don’t matter, you’re politically impotent and irrelevant.





Gotta Love the Low Information Undertow

3 05 2016

Los Angeles

Azealia Banks and Ta Coates are feuding on Twitter, something about how she’s mad that Beyonce is too light skinned, or something like that.

Be careful, Azealia, you’re talking to someone who popularized the term “black body/ies.”





Bridge

3 05 2016

Warren County

Notice that “Gummy” has been previously tagged near Springfield.  And now, he’s in rural Warren County.

Note that he needed to cross the Missouri River at some point.

Either he swam across, or he walked across one of the bridges.  If it was the latter, how was that not noticed?  If the former, can black bears swim that well?

There has also been a black bear sighting in Jefferson County in the last week.





Space

3 05 2016

Baltimore

Two of the Baltimore rioters who burned a cop car get some time.

Look who’s changing their tune:

“It is a person’s civil liberty to protest,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement. “However, we will not tolerate protesters who vandalize and destroy our community and endanger the lives of others.”

But but but, what about hearing the cries of young people?  What about space to riot?  Yeah I know, the space to riot thing was Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Speaking of the mayor, sorry about your husband finishing in sixth place, Mrs. Mosby.





Star Chambers, Plural

3 05 2016

Portland, Oregon

Polyamory?  What the fucks?

(Tee hee, I see what you did there.)

But seriously, I hope you can see the impending train wreck here.

It’s risky enough for a guy in college to get in a relationship with even one woman.  They eventually will hit the sack, willingly, she’ll regret it, scream rape, and whamo, he’s in front of a campus star chamber kangaroo court.  So you add polyamory into the mix, and the end result is that he’ll be facing more than one star chamber at the same time.








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