Saturday, November 17, 2018

Plumbing the Depths of Trump's Ignorance

Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, the brightest candle in the candelabra.

We know that Trump holds himself in very high regard. It's just that we don't.

Trump-bots have the misguided belief that they know something about I.Q. -- and Trump's high I.Q.

Stanford-Binet tests measured many different skills, and then scored the results so that the median was 100. If you had an IQ score of 100, it simply meant that half of the test-takers your age had done better and half had done worse.

Over the years, the standard deviation from 100 became 15 points. Folks that scored 85 to 115 were "average" (not "normal"). A normalized score does not certify a "normal" psyche.

Trump has claimed that California mismanaged the forests. Only 5% of the forests in California are managed by California. 20% of California (1 acre in 5) is managed by the US Forest Service - and, therefore, the Trump administration!

Trump would know that if he was smart. Fran Lebowitz: 'You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump'

Trump has managed to shed a lot of tier one staffers - he holds the all-time record.

Trump is a stand-up comics gift from the gods!

Donald Trump is not presidential

This behavior might be OK on an elementary school playground, but it is grossly embarrassing coming from the White House!

Nobel laureates in California? Trump is not one of them!

He was finally SERIOUSLY nominated.

President Trump's previous nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize was fake, according to the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

But that was "fake news" Trump-bots spread across sociologically dishonest "smart phone" channels. Hell, the smart phones have a higher IQ than Trump-bots.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cutting the Wire (Cord, or Cable)

A Wall Street Journal story entitled "Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: the Antenna" explains that young people are behind a surge in "rabbit ear sales."

The article tells the tale of ingénue millennials who are shocked to learn that basic TV channels are free with the use of an antenna.

"I was just kind of surprised that this technology exists," 28-year-old Dan Sisco told the WSJ. "It's awesome. It doesn't log out and it doesn't skip."

For cord-cutting youngsters there have even been some questions about the legality of rabbit ears. LOL.

"They don't trust me when I say that there are actually free local channels," a swap meet antenna seller named Carlos Villalobos told the Journal.

Many People — millennial and otherwise — are buying antennas because they're opting out of expensive cable packages. The average American household spends $103 a month or $1,236 a year.

For those envisioning traditional rabbit ears, there are more high-tech options available today. Indoor antennas that will easily last a decade range from flat plates to router-looking devices. A good antenna will set you back a one-time expense of $20~$30 ($2-$3 a year).

That is a savings of $12,320!
(a decade)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Trumpster Dumpster - never cleaned.

I live in a conservative neighborhood - in a conservative town. (The house was "affordable" when we bought it 35 years ago.)

This election season, many of my conservative neighbors said that they were "tired of Trump." Rather than draining the swamp, they want him to clean out his own dumpster.

Most have "cut the cable" since we get 70+ off-air stations in the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose "A" contour.

They get it. Trump, at best, is a managed retard.

Mueller was confirmed without a single "nay" vote. Trump is too ignorant to know that.

His feeble attempts at deflection are beyond thread-bare.

Voters want the truth. Voters want investigations.

Promises kept? Where are Trump's tax returns?

There are still 2 or 3 WWII veterans in the neighborhood. And 6 or 8 Korean War veterans. Vietnam? Too numerous to count. Trump caught telling another lie? - - - Again, too numerous to count.

So, the vote in California was no real surprise. We want Trump investigated on multiple of fronts.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dingle Berries Fall

Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican who represented Orange County in Congress for 15 terms, lost his bid for re-election.

His defeat accentuates the Republican’s loss of its political dominance in Orange County.

Democratic Candidate Harley Rouda received 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent.

Mr. Rouda, 56, became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year.

Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in the midst of its intervention in elections in the United States.

Trump's Republicans ARE the party of Russia (or were).

In July, Mr. Rohrabacher admitted to meeting with Maria Butina, who was charged with conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent, during his trip to St. Petersburg Russia in 2015. So, they had dinner.

Mr. Rohrabacher was considered so valuable to the Kremlin that the F.B.I. warned him in 2012 that Russia regarded him as an intelligence source worthy of a code name.

His support for Trump’s ties to Vladimir Putin raised serious questions -- even among other Republicans.

Democrat Josh Harder has defeated Rep. Jeff Denham (Calif.), a week after the midterm elections were held, knocking off yet another Republican.

The Associated Press called the race for Harder on last night.

Denham had sought to distance himself from President Trump, even as GOP leaders were fighting to keep Trump tolerable.

But it was too late. The ballot, not toilet paper seperated these two dingle berries from Trump’s ass hair.

Donald Trump, who campaigned hard to make the election about him, claimed victory, despite losing the House in the biggest Democratic landslide since 2006. The Democratic pickup of 38 seats in the House is even larger than under “W” in 2006 — the last time Democrats took the House from Republicans by acquiring 32 seats.

In the meantime, Trump has been going through Whitehouse staff at a record pace. With the departure of White House Counsel Don McGahn, “Tier One turnover” in the Trump administration has reached a record-setting 83% turnover.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

the BOOM was just another BUST.

The U.S. housing market -- particularly in cutthroat areas like Seattle, Silicon Valley, the San Francisco East Bay, and and even Austin, Texas appears to be headed for the broadest slowdown in years.

However, wanna be buyers are getting squeezed by rising mortgage (interest) rates (climbing twice as fast as incomes), and they can't stretch that far.

Existing-home sales started dropping in June.

Purchases of new homes are at their slowest pace in eight months.

Inventory, which plunged for years, has grown again as wanna be buyers move to the sidelines.

The PRICE (gouging) is another factor.

The end is near (remember to flush).

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Alone, at last."

Donald Trump is no longer allowed to steal the show — at least not when it’s being held on Europe’s stage.

European leaders have wised up to Trump. Emmanuel Macron showed at commemorations in Paris for the World War I Armistice centenary over the weekend that there is a new approach.

No longer will Europe appease Trump, as they did for the first 18 months of his unorthodox presidency.

Instead, they now push back and isolate Trump, denying him the attention he craves.

After Trump landed in Paris Friday evening and immediately fired off a provocative tweet accusing Macron of being “very insulting.” So, the French president met with Trump on Saturday morning.

The somewhat retarded American president misinterpreted a call from Macron for an EU army (e.g. EU funded NATO).

The French president only said he agrees with Trump’s call for European allies to spend more on their militaries.

Trump does not understand that. But then, Trump does not understand much of anything.

"National Forests play a critical role in the lives of Californians. We represent 20 million acres or approximately one-fifth of California's landscape."

The single biggest threat to these incredible benefits is catastrophic wildfire. Over the last decade, an average of over 400,000 acres burned annually in California. The US Forest Service spends about $200 million per year to suppress 98% of these fires and up to $1 billion to suppress the other 2% of fires that escape initial attack and become large catastrophic fires.

Six to nine million acres of the National Forest System Lands need treatment to increase their resilience to the impacts of disturbances such as wildfire, climate change, invasive species and human population growth.

Trump is ignorant.