Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #040: The Clock Strikes Thirteen

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #040: The Clock Strikes Thirteen

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

That is the first line of George Orwell’s 1984, and I suspect those who are likely to disagree with me already are rolling their eyes. I should warn those readers this column is not likely to get better for them.

I think about this classic novel of warning quite a bit these days. Damn near every word that comes out of the mouths of Trump, Huckabee-Sanders, Barr and their fellow travelers is a lie. If I’m not certain it’s the truth, there is no reason whatsoever for me to think it might possibly be the truth. These are people with reality testings lower than a zombie’s IQ.

But they’re doing their job. The approximately one-third of the voting population – you know, morons – lap these lies up and they adjust their thinking and their language accordingly. They have no idea that many of the views they espouse are in complete contradiction to the language they use to describe them. Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #040: The Clock Strikes Thirteen”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #034: Barr None!

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #034: Barr None!

As you read these words, and thank you for that, you are one up on me. You’re reading this after the Barr Report is released. I’m writing this the evening before the Barr Report is released.

I’ll bet you don’t know a hell of a lot more about this report than I do, or I did last night, which, for me, is right now. Can we predict future history based upon past history? George Santayana be damned! Have a little patience!

Then again, one person’s patience is another person’s deadline.

It is my belief that the Barr Report isn’t going to do squat aside from raising the volume of our already ostentatious national discourse. It’s not the Mueller Report; it’s a gaily colored, heavily-censored phone book marked up by our nation’s most talented obfuscator, William Barr. Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #034: Barr None!”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #008: America: The New Zen Question

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #008: America: The New Zen Question

If there is life after death, George Orwell must be contemplating suicide.

This past week, former New York City Mayor and Republican candidate for President Rudy Giuliani told Meet The Press’s Chuck Todd “Truth isn’t truth.” Todd, clearly exasperated, responded “Mr. Mayor, the truth is the truth. This is going to be a bad meme.” He was giving Rudy a chance to immediately walk that one back. Instead, Giuliani responded “Don’t do this to me,” as though Chuck put that asinine statement in his mouth.

It’s not that Giuliani hadn’t made statements almost as insane before. But, in the words of Boris the Hangman, “as you can see, this one is a doozy!”

His comment on the relationship between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and American imbecile Donald Trump: “Kim Jong-un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in.”  Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #008: America: The New Zen Question”