Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trump Plumbs New Lows

Trump was never VERY popular. (Especially among those who know him best.)

Now he is out to prove how low he CAN go.

“The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” fared poorly in Nielsen numbers. The original version was O.K., back when people actually watched network television.

Since then, the “Celebrity” version has fared no better than the average "Joe the plumber," except, notably, in one season when famous alums reunited for an “All Star” season.

Otherwise, 19 out of every 20 viewers watched something else - an abysmal record for someone who is rumored (humored) to be the son of an illegal Scottish immigrant and an orangutan from the Brooklyn Zoo.

During the third debate, Trump said he should have won an Emmy Award for his reality series "The Apprentice." Trump is a party of one in that regard.

An EMMY? Why I don't have a CLUE what an EMMY even looks like!

That was for NEWS work. I was previously nominated for Commercial Work (editing a Macy's spot for Chronicle Productions in ~1981).

That's also why I know FAUX Snews is NOT NEWS.

What do commercial television stations SELL?

Toothpaste? (No.) Cars? (No.) Soap? (No.) Pepsi and chips? (No.)

Television stations sell VIEWERS to advertisers. The more viewers, the higher the 'spot' advertising fee!

And, with Trump (and FAUX Snews) YOU are being sold down the river.

How long can you tread water?

Extreme weather may offer you an opportunity to "show everyone."

Friday, January 13, 2017

Don't sell Trump short (I will!)

Donald Trump’s approval rating is at a historic low — and keeps falling.

That is no surprise.

President-elect Donald Trump's approval rating during his transition to power is lower than any incoming president since 1992, according to a new Gallup poll.

another source

Prediction is difficult - especially where the future is concerned.

But my prediction is thus: The Republican Congress will impeach trump just before the midterm elections. The obvious reason for this? Republicans want to deny Democrats credit for it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

That's all that matters...

First and foremost: "It doesn't make ANY difference."

A lady (well, at least a female) was being interviewed on the radio regarding the rising flood waters in Los Gatos Creek.

For those of you who live out of the area, Los Gatos is a self-entitled uppity wealthy area near San Jose (Silicon Valley is between Stanford University and San Jose State College).

This lady observed that while several of her neighbors might be flooded out, SHE was on higher ground and "would be o.k." - AND - "that's all that matters."

A Trump voter is there ever was one...

HERE is a related fable (in PDF).

The lesson speaks for itself.

Greed is the ONLY "sin" that matters. This self-only thinking on her part is looney tunes at best!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Buy a Jesus Freak a gun!

The Abi-Ur-Hamm (ic) Abrahamic religions are constantly at war with each other. If they succeed in killing each other completely then the world WILL be a better place. (Remember: Abraham (Abi Ur Hamm) and Hammurabi (Hamm Ur Abi) are variations of the SAME LEGEND). (One is borrowed from the other - e.g. Hammurabi is a much older story a PDF)

Arnaud Amalric (died 1225) was a Cistercian abbot who took a prominent role in the Albigensian Crusade. He is remembered for supposedly advising a soldier, who was worried about killing orthodox Catholics instead of just heretic Cathars prior to the sack of Béziers. His advice is the origin of the modern phrase, "Kill them all and let God sort them out.

Take the bread... good boy!

Get it?

(Wake the F*CK up!)

Saturday, December 24, 2016


I was thinking about "Trump True Believers" (TTB®).

"Why did all those Economically Anxious™ Trump voters reject policies that would have helped relieve their economic anxiety?

Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the “wrong” kinds of people — that is, people unlike themselves."

Where BELIEVING starts, THINKING stops!

The believing mind is resilient to change - beliefs are crystallized structures (sorta like a tumor). Yes, the believing mind is a diseased mind!

In recent years, though, we have started to better understand the neural bases of states like happiness, gratitude, resilience, love, compassion, and so forth. And better understanding them means we can skillfully stimulate the neural substrates of those states—which, in turn, means we can strengthen them. Because as the famous saying by the Canadian scientist Donald Hebb goes, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.”

"Trump True Believers" (TTB®) need a long trip to Tibet. Or at least a long trip.

Andrew Leonard's piece in Rolling Stone, “How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip,” is a good start.

When I went to Chico State College (in the late 1960s), we called Jesus freaks "Jesus FREAKS." And we, it turns out, were correct. (The "right" is seldom correct.)

Besides, it turns out that "Jesus IS a mushroom."

It's not the wafer, it's the shroom!

And for followers of the Qu'ran, it's 72 white grapes (or raisins).

"Will Muslim Martyrs Get 72 Raisins?"

“Insha Allah”

Wait, and see.