WHAT THE TRUMP CANDIDACY REALLY MEANS

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, DONALD TRUMP on 17/05/2016 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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Let us be done with the obvious in regard to the 2016 race for the White House. This election cycle has been different from any other since World War 2. The changes in both the Democratic and the Republican parties over the past twenty years are fully manifest in the fact that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. Finally, the insanity, unpredictability and mudslinging have just begun.

Those things said, I believe that it is important to understand just how the American political system, rooted in two polarized parties arrived at this place in 2016. The Donald Trump candidacy did not come about because of ObamaCare, or due to the Culture War victories won by Progressives. The true naissance of Trump’s resonance with the estimated 30 million who support him is the effective dismantling of the coalition of voters who called themselves four short years ago Conservatives.

Many of my colleagues here would disagree with me, most notably with H L Mencken leading the pack, but the GOP will survive the 2016 election cycle. Conservatism, as a bulwark against Progressive technology and civil rights driven change, will not survive as a component of the GOP what rises out of this election whether they are victorious or defeated. Donald J Trump, billionaire real estate developer cum GOP nominee is by no means a conservative. He has said in town halls and interviews many things to appease the last vestiges of the Moral Majority on the Culture War issues of abortion and Christianity. Most of these comments and tweets have been taken with a grain of salt.

What Trump has done is find a commonality that goes beyond the Culture Wars and moves more toward what many Conservatives really desired and that is a strongman who will give them, in their limited remaining years on Terra a levee against the rising waters of Progressive Socialism which are sure to come by the middle of the 21st Century. Supporters of Trump do not want to feel better about the playing field being tilted away from white middle aged Christian men; they simply wish for the swift roller coaster of American society to slow down as they prepare to get off. Mencken to his credit said to me last night, “Trump’s campaign slogan could easily have been, ‘White men want to feel like they have all the Power! Again!'”

I agree with that fully. At no political time in American history in the last 80 years have middle class white Christian Americans suffered economically than they have over the last ten years. Their sons and daughters have been used as pawns in wars for oil in the Middle East brought forth from a GOP administration. They have lost their houses, cars, jobs and status at a dizzying rate [despite the fact that every recession in American history has deeply affected blacks, Latinos and women as white males were protected in their jobs.–F.S.]. As a demon journalist I would remiss in my duty if I did not acknowledge how difficult this past Great Recession was on those of a mindset to support Trump.

This brings me the cause of the Great Recession; that many of those white Christian Conservative males bought into the grand scheme to buy houses with no down payment and no collateral. Knowing this there is still the meme purported by Conservative media, bloggers and pundits, that poor blacks, Latinos and single mothers via the Community Reinvestment Act were the cause of the housing collapse. Clearly, this is not the case when you consider how many more private sector loans were bundled into derivatives which profited banks until the music stopped on 15 September 2008. One does need to remember that for Trump supporters facts matter less than the feeling that one is “winning”.

While they say they want America to be great again Trump supporters forget two important facts. One, that America is still a great nation, despite the GOP’s ill treatment of President Obama whom I feel will be seen as one of the greatest presidents in American history and its intractability on civil rights issues as it relates to the LGBTQ community. Second, if these 30 million angry people, most of them white male and over the age of 50 by the polling data, who support Trump want to relive the greatest economic prosperity of their lifetimes they would vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton and every Progressive they could in November. Alas, I know this not to be the case because they would rather have the near invincible feelings they had a teenagers in the post Vietnam era when being white Christian and male had a value that went beyond simply being a Human Being than to revisit the Clinton prosperity of the 1990s. And thus, you have the reality TV star businessman the de facto future leader of the GOP running against a Clinton in the last election that will have two parties in contention for the White House. Like it or not Reince Priebus, the third party which costs the GOP national power, and possibly a fourth party if the Clinton first term does not result in movement toward greater Progressive Socialism, is being birthed even as I write this article.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

Posted in INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA on 17/05/2016 by Majordomo Pain

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LGBT Rights are Human Rights.

Free and Equal. Forever.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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THE EVENING EDITION: 129 HIGH LUX NEGRO 3 AS

Posted in THE EVENING EDITION on 16/05/2016 by Majordomo Pain

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The main news of Terra follows the ellipses . . .

Donald Trump set to have meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Dow 175 on the positive side lead by Apple surge.

Powerful GOP donors the Koch Brothers moving their assets and attention to down ballot races in 2016.

Jamala winner of the Eurovision music contest awarded Ukraine’s highest artistic honor by President Poroshenko.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
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Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
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Oracle of Elections
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MITT ROMNEY WILL NOT ATTEND THE 2016 GOP CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP, MITT ROMNEY on 05/05/2016 by sarahbloch

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Just a few minutes ago, The Washington Post reported that for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not attend the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. this announcement magnifies the rift within the GOP caused by the emergence of Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee after his victory this past Tuesday in the Indiana primary. Romney’s absence follows the announcements by the last two GOP Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush that they would not be aiding Trump during the campaign.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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DAWN PATROL; 118 HIGH LUX NEGRO 3 AS

Posted in DAWN PATROL on 05/05/2016 by Majordomo Pain

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The main news of Terra follows the ellipses . . .

Proposed FDA rule bans sales of e-cigarettes to minors under the age of 18.

Shipping giant Matson down more than 12.5% after missing earnings estimates. Dow transport stocks in negative territory at this hour.

Chesapeake Energy reports $964 million loss in the first quarter of 2016; blames loss on falling oil and natural gas prices over the past 12 months.

Trump campaign asked by rock band Rolling Stones to stop using their music at candidate’s political events.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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VOX POPULI: CHANGE.ORG CALL FOR OPEN FIREARM CARRY AT THE GOP CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND EXPOSES THE ESSENTIAL IDEOLOGY OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE COWARDICE, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HATRED OF BLACKS, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IDIOT OF THE DAY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED on 26/03/2016 by consigliereciucava

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A post on the pro-Trump former “journalism” site Breitbart by Awr Hawkins calls attention to a Change.org petition asking Governor John Kasich to lift the prohibition on concealed firearm carry at the Quicken Loans Arena during this spring’s GOP Convention. I know this sounds a bit insane on its face that anyone would even consider doing this much less the sitting Republican governor and number three candidate for the nomination. Kasich might as well everyone’s seat with a bomb and explode them at random based on seat number during the four day event.

Among the comments associated with the post are several clear headed explanations that the Secret Service would never allow this and the fact that Kasich would never do it. However, one comment conversation struck me as very interesting indeed:

Roseglow jRat • 3 hours ago
Can you at least agree that I, as a private homeowner, can have a say-so in whether you bring a gun to the barbecue I invited your family to attend at my home?

John Stephens Roseglow • 2 hours ago
No. I have right to carry a firearm for self defense, and I exercise that right. If you don’t like it, don’t invite me. But don’t try to tell me what to do.

Roseglow John Stephens • 2 hours ago
I put lots of restrictions on my guests – no guns, no cursing in front of the kids, no drunkeness or illegal drug use, park only where I tell you to, don’t trample the flowers, be polite to my other guests, etc.
Guess I won’t be inviting you anytime soon – you don’t sound like a very respectful guest.

John Stephens Roseglow • an hour ago
That’s fine, if you mistrust me that much I want nothing to do with you anyway. But anyone else attending that party who was planning to hit me up for a favor is going to be out of luck. So let’s apply that to the issue at hand: the GOP is attending a party at the Quicken Center, and I’m not invited. Why in turn should I give them my vote?

EOD Roseglow • 13 hours ago
The GOP Convention is being held on Private Property and is by invitation only.
Citizens have no right what-so-ever to bring Weapons on to Private Property if the Property Owner does not allow Weapons.

BestUserNameEver EOD • 11 hours ago
I’d love to agree with you, but private property doesn’t really exist.

If a private business can be forced to do business with a gay couple against the owner’s wishes, then they can be forced to deal with people carrying a gun.

Roseglow EOD • 3 hours ago
You’ll get no argument from me on that. But it can be argued that it makes the Republicans look like hypocrites.

John Stephens Roseglow • 2 hours ago
“,..deemed appropriate” by WHOM? That’s always been the problem; ANY concession has been used to “limit and regulate” the RTKBA into irrelevance. At this point, it is no longer possible to assume good faith on the part of the authorities in these matters.

The common thread in that is the angry nature of “you can’t tell me what to do!” wing of the GOP. That first response by John Stephens is the mantra of the GOP base that is supporting Trump. Yet another crack appears in the foundation of the Party of Lincoln. At the time of this posting, 22,045 supporters had signed the petition.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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THE SATURDAY MODEST PROPOSAL: A FEW MARKETING IDEAS TO HELP THE GOP WITH THEIR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, 2016 US ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP, GOP, GOP 2016 CAMPAIGN, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, TED CRUZ on 26/03/2016 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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It seems like it has been forever since the GOP occupied the White House doesn’t it? The GOP seems to be mired in the same swamp that the Democrats found themselves flailing in 1984 and 1988. Mondale and Dukakis were good men but presidential candidates? In hindsight, not so much. But as usual I am going tangential while simultaneously getting ahead of myself.

Obama reacts to Gingrich SC victory

The GOP base has grown tired of calling Barack Obama names and has left that buffet for the Elysian Fields of cannibalism. Yes, boys and girls the GOP has begun to use the same tactics they once used against Progressives on their own. Donald Trump has instigated a smear campaign against Ted Cruz via a scandalous, and untrue, account of marital infidelity published in the National Enquirer. That’s right the National Enquirer. This comes at the same time as a series of tweets that showed Heidi Cruz the wife of the GOP number two candidate side by side with Melania Trump. Well that’s not fair at all is it? I say that because number one the only reason Melania Trump is with Donald Trump is because he’s rich. Can we all agree on that? The two would have never met if he wasn’t so I think I win on that point. And as women married to conservative members of congress go Heidi Cruz is actually hot. Well in the same way that Kobe Bryant would be a superstar in the NBA over 35 game at next year’s All Star Game. Okay once again I digress.

Here is tip that will help the GOP get back on track and resolve the rifts within their own party and the gulf between Moderates and the three camps on the Right:

A politically branded ice cream flavor.

Everyone loves ice cream! Look how happy she is holding those sundaes! Her day is made! Okay enough exclamation points. They could come up with snappy patriotically nationalist names like “Border Wall Crunch” which would be vanilla with white chocolate sprinkles and a grey cone section that looks like cinderblock stuck on one side with a marzipan Mexican standing on the other side. Or maybe “Angry Voter” which would be vanilla with red white and blue sprinkles and a flaming cross [lit with Trump Vodka® made out of Popsicle sticks sitting prominently on top. The best one might actually “Cruz Cookie Dough Meltdown” a confection of vanilla ice cream vanilla cookie dough and vanilla sprinkles in a cone shaped like Melania Trump’s ass. That could united the GOP in minutes. And hey who doesn’t want to eat Melania Trump’s ass?

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In Hindsight

I have witnessed 15 campaigns for president since I was old enough to know what was going on and this year is the craziest I’ve seen. And that’s just on the GOP side. A race between Trump and Clinton will end in disaster for the GOP sending them once again back to the drawing board after the firing of Reince Priebus and calling in their political forensics team to do yet another election autopsy which will tell them they have to bring in more younger less white voters– and women. But we all know these are the things that the GOP doesn’t want to do. They want to be the party of the stupid, the angry, the bigoted, the intransigent screaming old fart, the mousy married middle aged white woman who is terrified of everything, the religious crackpot and the unstable gun owner. I knew the GOP would destroy itself before 2030 but I didn’t see Trump as the suicide bomber that would do the deed.

Pax Terra!

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