In a word, diversity. This town brings out all sorts. And I’m not just talking about your regular left wing hippies or your run of the mill fringe right wing extremists… I’m talking about those who are all of the above.
Like this guy…
On one hand he wears his fringe-right credentials proudly being a fan of infowars.com and wanting to end the Fed. But on the other hand, he cares about the environment, he wants to reduce his impact and drives a car that only those to the left of Ralph Nader would, a Smart car (I think that weird thing hanging from his mirror is what he uses to feed the hamster that runs on the spinning wheel powering his engine).
Yep, we’ve gone there, Donald Trump the leading candidate for president of the United States in 2016 has just been compared to Hitler… as a compliment.
“David Duke, a prominent white supremacist, says Donald Trump is helping to rehabilitate Hitler’s image.”
Now it is not a surprise that a racist asshole like Duke would believe this, so who cares? Why publicize the rantings of a fringe right wing wacko and further legitimize his cause with additional airtime? Well the problem is a plurality of Republicans in this country (40+%) endorses Donald Trump so this is no longer a fringe issue. Adolf Hitler is the embodiment of evil in the 20th century and I’m not saying that Trump is evil, but for a leading presidential candidate to have even a passing resemblance much less a full-scale equating is a little concerning – fringe perspective or not.
Look you either believe Hitler is evil or not. If yes, then certainly nothing I say is going to change that. If not then you have to take a look at who he is being compared to and decide if that is legitimate.
I think the reason that this news gets me so riled up is that a post that I had kind of written as a lark some months back is coming closer and closer to fruition.
Ok at this point, it looks like my man Kasich won Ohio like he said he would, but nothing else. While I am happy he remains in as a non-Trump (and hell, non-Cruz) alternative, I just don’t see what he thinks he viability is – outside of his home state, he was in the bottom half of every single contest. Assume his path forward has to do something with a contested convention (whatever that is).
With respect to the Trump juggernaut, I just keep on watching this over and over hoping that people will come to their senses:
This made me smile, unlike most of the real news from this campaign.
And while I am quoting random people off the internet, I am reminded of a post from some random guy on Twitter that went something to the effect of: “Illegal immigration will actually increase under a Trump presidency, but then Canada would send all the Americans back.”
It’s been a weird night on the Internet… I firstly came across this article saying that Ted Cruz is definitely (well maybe) the Zodiac Killer. And really, if you can’t believe Google auto-complete, then who can you??
And because I like to end all of my posts on a classy note, I want to talk about porn. Namely this bit of worthy news I happened upon – porn rots slower than other magazines. It’s good to know that even though Playboy has stopped printing nudes, their naked chicks will be available for a looong time to come – the author of this finding was able to display a 1979 copy Playboy unearthed from a landfill which was in near mint condition!
I do fear for the new Playboy format tho. Not for the lack of nudes but the monthly interview by James Franco – if anything is going to kill that magazine, this is it. His god-awful hosting of the 2011 Oscars still haunts my dreams…
This is probably the first thing which has happened in this race which has made sense to me. Jim Gilmore, i.e. the Invisible Man, has dropped out.
Well, that was quick and I could not have been more wrong. Two folks dropped out of the race and neither was Jim Gilmore.
Meanwhile, my man Jim Gilmore, despite coming in last, losing to 3 people not running, says “his plan is to be in South Carolina on Wednesday morning”1. You have to admire that kind of perseverance.
Three thoughts from tonight…
1. Next steps…
Of everything that will come from tonight, the most evident, apparent, fundamental truth of the universe is that we are going to soon be entering round 10 of Presidential Apprentice Continue reading
My wife and I have had repeated conversations about the ascendancy of Donald Trump. I have tried to talk her off the ledge several times assuring her that eventually common sense will prevail, Trump will flame out and people will come to their senses.
Now, 6 months into his candidacy, I am not nearly as confident as I once was.