Tag: Deplorables

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #061: ENOUGH!

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #061: ENOUGH!

To the best of my recollection, the first time I was embarrassed to be an American was about 40 years ago. There was a severe drought going on in California, and one of their officials proposed we build a pipeline from the Great Lakes to help them out.

Forgot about how Californians would have been reduced to cinders long before such a pipeline could be built and put into service. The United States does not own our vast Inter-Ocean. All that fresh water borders on Canada as well as the States, and much of their population lives within about 20 miles of the live-giving wetness. Even a fairly slight drop in the water level would wreak havoc with the people and the economies of, among other places, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Windsor.

It would severely undermine navigation, traumatize and end navigation on the St. Lawrence Seaway. By the way, it would have a similar effect on the people of, among other places, Detroit, Duluth, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Erie. If you’re unfamiliar with the map — yes, I’m talking to you, my fellow New Yorkers — check it out. The Great Lakes are directly linked to the Mississippi River, part of a network that includes, oh, the Ohio River, the Missouri River, and much of Mark Twain’s work. Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #061: ENOUGH!”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #027: The Deplorables Across The Street

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #027: The Deplorables Across The Street

According to John Oliver, 40% of the American public believe those cash-grabbing idiots you see on teevee really can communicate with the dead.

And, in a poll taken this century, as many as 20% of the American public believe the lunar landings were faked.

Worse, 23% believe vaccines that save people’s lives are so dangerous they refuse to let their kids be inoculated. These virulent Luddites are willing to bet your kid’s life to prove it. I don’t mind the Flat-Earth science deniers killing themselves off, but they should keep it to themselves. It’s the polite thing to do.

Do you sense a trend here? Is it any wonder that slightly more than one-third of the electorate, on average, still support Donald Trump?

Now, you just might think I’m calling these people dumb. Well… I’m sure most of them are at least fairly knowledgeable in sundry specific areas, but certainly not about civics, American history, or mathematics.

Mathematics, you ask? You betcha, I respond. These people do not understand that 60% is significantly larger than 40%. In political campaigns a 20% margin is more than a landslide – it’s an earthquake. When it comes to these three areas, I see people but I know they’re really door knobs. Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #027: The Deplorables Across The Street”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #023:  And Trump Can Fart Rainbows Too!

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #023:  And Trump Can Fart Rainbows Too!

It appears the reason behind His Petulance’s capitulation last weekend that ended the Trump-O’Connell government shutdown, perhaps temporarily, was not the devastating report from the Air Traffic Controllers Association telling the world that the longer the shutdown lasts, the more likely it is that there will be a major air catastrophe… and nobody could predict when that might happen., but it could happen at any time.

Nope. It was the ever-increasing possibility that there will be a major air catastrophe during Super Bowl weekend, which pretty much started a couple days ago. As they say in the business, that would make for real bad optics. And, also, a lot of dead bodies. Possibly dead bodies of extremely wealthy, tax-break-giddy Republicans. As nobody knows better than a hustler who is maxed-out with his mark, that could be bad for Trump’s business.

Not to mention Putin’s.

Of course, you wouldn’t know that from listening to King Donald the Last. On any given day our grifter-in-chief generates more spin than a Maytag repairman’s wet dream. About one-third of the electorate, give or take and depending upon the position of the moon, believes everything this lying asshole has to say. If President Second Coming says he can fart rainbows, these people – with whom we share the planet – will tell their children that Donald Second Coming can fart rainbows.  Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #023:  And Trump Can Fart Rainbows Too!”