Friday, March 18, 2016

Donald Trump University and the Yellow Shower Cap

Here's an Andy Rooney question for you: Why is it that Donald Trump, who says his word will be enough to make other nations cower at his feet, sound unable to stop his followers from rioting if he doesn't get the nomination even if he doesn't get the required number of delegates? * * * * * * * * * Repubs on Repubs - from a Wall Street Journal conservative opinion writer -"The candidacy of Donald Trump is the open sewer of American conservatism…" * * * * * * * * Rubio on Trump after dropping out of the race: "I don’t understand what people see in him. He's a lunatic." Regarding the violence that regularly accompanies a Donald Trump rally, Ted Cruz, yes Ted Cruz said something I agree with. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with something he said: Ted Cruz - “I think a campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment. When a candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence, to punch people in the face, the predictable consequence of that is that it escalates, and today is unlikely to be the last such instance.” I did take note that Donald Trump, after egging on violence at his rallies and saying he would pay his supporters' legal fees for beating up on protesters, now denies he ever said he would pay the legal fees of his supporters for beating up protesters.* * * * * * * * * Donald Trump University currently is being sued by New York's Attorney General for fraud as well as facing a California class-action suit. So I was talking with a friend of mine this week about what courses one could take at Trump University: Demagoguery 101, Eminent Domain for Private Gain - a Personal History (How I Took an Old Woman's House for a Casino Parking Lot), History of Fascism in America I and II, Wife Flipping I, II, and III, Advanced Bankruptcy for Fun and Profit, Introduction on How to Inherit $100 million ............some of my Facebook readers added: Inciting to Riot 202, Rhetoric I - Using Superlatives While Saying Nothing; Rhetoric II - Inflaming Destructive Passions in Others. These last two are more informally referred to as Trumpspeak I and II. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Many Republicans are unhappy with Donald Trump not because he is a fascist, racist, demagogue, but because they think he is too liberal. Swirl that around in your head for a bit. * * * * * * * In my opinion, Trump is the candidate most likely to bumble/bluster the country into a war; Sanders is the least likely to go to war. Clinton is more calculating and deliberate and I'd put her at about the midpoint of the other two. Kasich may be close to Clinton on that. Ted Cruz would go to war in a heartbeat to bring about the apocalypse/rapture craziness.......* * * * * * * * Enough about the DTs. * * * * * * * * If Republican Governors (their motto seems to be Destroying America One State at a Time) hadn't done such a crappy job governing their states (Kansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, etc, etc, etc.), there might have been a different cast of candidates on the Repub side..........The one surviving Repub Governor is Kasich and he did the unthinkable in expanding Medicaid..... The least worst Governor on the Repub side is the only governor left..........and he's in last place. * * * * * * * In other news, President Obama nominated an eminently qualified and respected jurist to the Supreme Court; outraged Republicans immediately vowed to fight. And here's a thought for Republicans who think earthquakes and floods and other natural disasters are messages from God: Perhaps God took Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia so President Obama could appoint a replacement. Ever think of that? * * * * * * * * * So this week I was on the phone with my mother to get her grocery list Sunday and she said she needed a plastic shower cap, but not green or yellow. I asked her what possible difference in the whole world the color could possibly make. She laughed and said, well, green would be okay, but not yellow.I told her that I would not be driving to more than one store to find a shower cap and that if they had nothing but yellow, I'd bring her a plastic bag and a rubber band. She laughed.


Blogger Greg Kosmicki said...

Hi Bud,

You forgot the courses on Advanced Comb-Forwardry and Applied Grimacing I and II.There are also going to be some electives offered in Frowning and Screaming, and I heard that there is also an advanced course pending-- Getting a Crowd of Unsuspecting Americans to Give the Hitler Salute. Donald is said to have a new book in the works too: "The Art of the Kampf." Should be ready before the first Beer Hall Putsch scheduled for next week.

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