Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Ham that Am.

This has been ˈænʊs mɪˈræbɪlɪs for America.

Tolerance is gone from Capitol Hill.

Diversity is greeted with derision.

Every day, our cumbersome institutions and democratic foundations are being eroded.


It’s been 365 days since a clueless megalomaniac was foolishly handed the keys to the white house.

A man who endorses religious bigotry, incites political violence, condemns equality, openly treats women like pieces of meat, and degrades those fighting for equality is “our leader.”

Trump’s caricature nationalist agenda promised us a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He said he would bring coal mining back and give everyone a tax cut.

He claimed he would release his elusive tax returns.

Sadomasochism and pie-in-the-sky grandstanding paired don’t quite cover it.

Trump’s scatter-brained agenda destroys America’s democratic institutions and replaces them with a quagmire of plutocracy and ineptitude.

But hey – “he won!”

It’s beyond parody. At this point, Donald Trump couldn’t sell a starving man a half price taco bowl from the Trump Tower Grill.

He might sound like a tough guy on Twitter, but the truth is he’s been totally castrated by an America that is slowly recognizing his ham-fisted way of governance.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Left Behind

More than anything else, Trump represents those who were "left behind."

Men who, when in high school, were left behind on Prom Night identify with Trump.

Men who, in social situations, lack the civility, diplomacy, and finesse to blend in identify with Trump.

Trump's appeal is TRIBAL!

His followers see him as a tribal leader - a superhero - rather than a shallow inept bully.

Were it not for "Elizabeth Trump and Son," the Donald would be very little.

Elizabeth Christ Trump was a German-born American businesswoman and the matriarch of the Trump family. She married Frederick Trump in 1902.

SHE built the fortune upon which "the Donald" lives.

But what few Moral Majority menfolk realize is the money in Donald's inheritance was originally made through a string of brothels and prostitutes.

So his GRANDMOTHER made the family fortune and Donald resents women to this day!

Trump operates heavily subsidized golf courses.

Trump creates "fake news" and calls the free and open press "fake news."

Trump is using many KGB tactics to remain in power - after their assistance in getting him elected!

American Politics has been reduced to a world-wide joke - with the punchline being "Donald Trump."

And we should worry about the Trump cult-bots and punchlines!

Many of his followers ARE that crazy!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

shaking hands

A few days ago Jim, a friend of mine, who retired from the EPA, had a dream that Trump was presenting him with some award.

He refused to shake hands with Trump.

"Why?" a reporter ask Jim.

"Because," said Jim, "I don't know which crotch he has been grabbing lately."

What is the difference between Donald Trump and this train wreck?

Location, location, location!

(Above) Early Trump supporters attempt to read. The Trump administration has shed 10,000+ federal employees during its first six months - because Trump does not know any qualified candidates.

Current and former employees say unlike during the Obama years, have no plans to replace workers, and they expect deeper cuts to come. Under Trump's tenure, outsourcing has gotten worse.

There were more coal miners on the job in Kentucky from July through September than in the same period a year ago, but the number dropped from earlier in 2017, indicating no sustained employment rebound under the Trump Administration.

Above: the Kennedy Tax cut.

Trump Tax Plan:


Trump may be the dumbest president since 1776. He is certainly the least popular!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Mission - fait accompli

Way back when Christ was a Corporal (he's been promoted), I finished a Masters in Cognitive Psychology. THAT alone makes me an SP!

Mission of Melrose

Now you see it.

Now you don't!

What next?


Jargon going nowhere...

"A wise man knows that he knows nothing."

is from

"I am the wisest man alive,
for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing."
- Socrates

The life and death of Socrates are recorded in the works of Plato, Socrates' pupil. In his dialogues, Plato expresses a fascination for forms -- the eternal, essential abstractions underlying all earthly objects.

Forms are deception.

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Mary had a little lamb.

She called him "agnus dei"

But the priestcraft walked on by

but said: "You will pay."

Not in blood or pain or death

but feigning tears of joy

you'll cough up cash you do not have

to buy another toy.

Here's the rest...

Do not mistake this posting as an endorsement of the Saturnalia/Yule/Christmas ethos or shopping spree.

About 15 years ago, a dear friend (and mentor) died. We provided the entire Mozart Mass (Requiem) for him - which freaked out a lot of people because a Buddhist was conducting a quasi-Catholic service for a Hindu following the (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) ancient pre-christian Roman formula.

What are friends for?

Do you not know? We are "Strolling in a dream."

There is a short read HERE.