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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Been a week now...

And Mike Pence STILL hasn't signed the paperwork to move the transition forward. Lets guess. The Donald (Thats President-Elect The Donald to you, punk) believes that ANY agreement can be changed, to his benefit.
Really, P-ETD? Really?
Four thousand appointments to make and a week burned up already.
The sad thing is that some would call all this transition watching "Inside Baseball." Well, let me tell ANYONE saying THAT where they can put their baseball bat.
Transition management is absofuckinglutely essential to making things run on the 20th of January.
Oh yeah- is there even an inagural committee yet? Inquiring minds wanna know.

A little relaxation after a tough week...



Sadly, not produced by Notorious A.K.A...

Monday, November 14, 2016

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one ..."

Those were the words that sprang to J. Robert Oppenheimer's mind as he watched the Trinity Test.
What words will spring to Donald J. Trump's mind when he is presented with the ability to, singlehandedly, order the launch and detonation of United States nuclear weapons?
Will it occur to him the truly godlike power he has been handed? Or will he treat it cavalierly, bandying it in the same sentence as words like beautiful and fantastic?
Will he, via twitter, put the world on notice of his power and might - not on behalf of us as a nation, but on behalf of Donald J. Trump? How will the world respond to such bullying, and will he have ANY tempering mechanism in his office?
Let us sincerely hope that, rather than getting a heady feeling when he is handed a sealed authentication card, about the size of a pack of baseball card bubblegum by a high ranking military officer in the presence of all his Military Aides and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he will reflect on Oppenheimers thoughts, of Vishnu declaring, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

Give THIS some thought.

Shoutout to Pro Libertate for the link to these important few minutes of Election Night analysis:


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some thoughts on the implications of the President-Elect and his possible agendas

Early on, as his nomination seemed more secure,  and afterward, some speculated (perhaps based on a hint or two) that Donald J. Trump, even if elected, might choose not to accept Office.
It will be telling to look closely at his eyes as he is asked by a black-robed Chief Justice or, and don't say you didn't read it here first, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, as he is asked "Are you prepared to take the Oath of Office."
He is soon to receive what I call the Gray Hair Briefings, and if there is no noticeable change in either his demeanor nor appearance afterwards then we will be able to assume he either cares not or is excruciatingly emotionless. Either way, God help us!
He apparently wants to be the first "Commuter President." Does he have any idea what the cost of THAT would be? And I am quite certain the Secret Service is already in a fright about the elevator trips between the Penthouse and the office on 28. Believe you me, the Secret Service is only happy on sea level or at 40,000 feet. So, we will see how Trump responds to security concerns. Reince, you have your work cut out for you.
Hectoring. Remember that word? No, then look it up in your Funk and Wagnalls. It's synonym is "Trumpish Tweeting." Another "Impossible Mission" for the new Chief of Staff. If we can assume that national command centers and intelligence apparatus will have @realDonaldTrump up on their big screens 24/7, how long till it gets @realHacked with less than gentle missives directed towards administration's not half as touchy as his?
Rally's...  And who will pay?  Certainly not the RNC, nor the USG. So maybe they won't happen unless he discovers (shhhh!) Google Hangouts or Skype. Leave it to Bannon to devise a clever, on demand way for PT (yes, let's call him that) to be a virtual presence in all our bedrooms since he only gets online at night...
Secretary of the Interior. We all know it's gonna be TWWWSTLIJ, until she quits in her first week. Hopefully, though, before Old Man Lucas gets the job she will OK the Izembek Road.
OK, enough for tonight. Peace, Out.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Oh, yeah

My experiment with "social media" lasted about 12 hours before I told the guy married to the cute Chinese pediatrician GBCW.

Election 2016

I voted for Trump. Not to vote FOR him, exactly, but to vote AGAINST Huma Abedin. How the hell a former 19 year old intern for a First Lady can end up top girl in the operation is beyond me.
The Devil from Kansas lost again. Yay!
Happiest to see Representative Tammy Duckworth move up to the US Senate. 

A Star is Born!


Monday, June 06, 2016

I finally did it...

In the twilight of my (latest mid) life (crisis) I finally created a page on el Zucko's global communication and touchy-feelyness service, also known as the database for the global facial recognition system. Please, don't "tag" me, whatever that means.
I've been putting it off, but the wifey got tired of me using hers to look at a couple of Coast Guard veterans groups, so there I am.
Remember, what rhymes with "Zuck"? Yuck!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Why doesn't everybody just shut the fuck up..."

Investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh has more than a few people in the Administration and Intelligence Community echoing the words of Robert Gates, quoted in our headline as he (Hersh) kinda blows the lid off the now possibly forgotten story of the killing (as in extra-judicial) of Osama Bin Laden in the latest issue of the London review of Books.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Obama v. Warren, et al.


Anyone who would care to take the position that President Obama is NOT a corporatist, take a number and get in line.
The Trans Pacific Partnership will do NOTHING for the "Middle Class," and everything for major traders. As someone pointed out above, it will provide a vehicle (most likely an MRAP, lol) for those respected "non-state actors" i.e. multi-national corporations to go dead on after national policies that cut into their bottom lines. No regard for the people of those nations, since in the brave new world which the President seems to embrace and Senators Warren and Sanders are in full cry over, the only P-word that counts is Profits.
The Clinton Global Initiative is just a way to sugar coat the fact that the corporate-government axis is tilting towards the corporate side of the ledger. The CGI offers an opportunity for anyone with big money to pretend they care about "people" while pursuing greater and greater control of scarcer and scarcer resources...makes you wonder what ol' Bill learned in Oxford.
Trade agreements should be limited to freedom of navigation and currency exchange. Something is SERIOUSLY amiss when it takes years of secret negotiations to produce a secret agreement between nations...to "promote commerce."
The Presidential prevarication in response to Senator Warren speaks volumes, and no friendly beer on the White House porch is going to change the President's commitment to the Trans Pacific Partnership in whatever form the economic masters of the universe decide is acceptable to them.