Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monarch


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  1. I saw this today (well, yesterday back East):

    “President Trump’s the most gifted politician of our time, and he’s the best orator to hold that office in generations.”-— White House adviser Stephen Miller

    and it got me to wondering what they are smoking back there in the White Hose these days?

    Well, it is pretty obvious by now that Trump lives in a world of his own creation,[Click] and is fed his own propaganda twice a day.[Click] That’s a positive feedback control loop, certainly. But what are they smoking? Something at least mildly hallucinogenic, perhaps something that induces paranoid psychosis, not enough to induce physical violence. The symptoms don’t quite match anything I am familiar with, but the question puts me in mind of:

    "Willie The Weeper"

    Let me tell you 'bout Willie the weeper
    Willie the weeper was a chimney sweeper
    He had the hop habit and he had it bad
    Listen while I tell you 'bout a dream he had.

    Hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi) Ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho)

    Willie went to a hop-joint the other night
    When he knew the lights would all be burnin' bright
    I guess he must've smoked a dozen pills or more
    'Cause when he woke up he was on a foreign shore.

    Hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi) Ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho)

    The queen of Bugaria was the first he met
    She called him her darlin' and her lovin' pet
    She gave him a genuine Ford automobile
    With a diamond headlight and silver steering wheel.

    Hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi) Ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho)

    She had a million cattle and she had a million sheep
    She had a million vessels in the ocean deep
    She had a million dollars all in nickels and dimes
    He knew it 'cause he counted them a million times.

    Hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi) Ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho)

    Willie got to New York one night late
    He called his sugar baby up for a date
    He got funny and began to shout
    Blim-blam-bloom, abd the dope give out.

    Hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi) Ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho)

    —Alan

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    1. Stephen Miller doesn't say that (above) because he believes it, or because he thinks we believe it. He says it because trump will love it and will reward him accordingly. We all know that massaging trump's ego is the surest way to stay on his "good side" and/or manipulate him. Stephen Miller knows very well that every word was a lie, but it was a tool to keep him in Cheetolini's good graces.

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    2. Spot on, Susan, spot on.

      It's the only way to keep your job in DC.

      I'd should think that anywhere else would be looking pretty good.

      So it begs the question WHY do they want to be there at all?

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    1. :-)

      Amen isn't an English word originally, so the "men" part doesn't mean menfolk. The word is Herbrew and means "so be it." It was also claimed by the Greek and later used in the Latin Bible. Same meaning, though.

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  3. My "It's Mueller Time!" shirt arrived today! Now I'm trying to think of where I can wear it. Thoughts?

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  4. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/01/capitalism-excesses-dustbin-history

    "... people are realizing – either consciously or at some gut level – that there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has as its single goal turning natural and human resources into capital, and do so more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment."

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  5. Good! May those people act!

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