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#302351 - 07/16/17 11:34 PM Reign of Idiots
matthew Offline
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Reign of Idiots

Donald Trump. King of the horrifyingly dumb and dangerously greedy

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The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy. The idiots know only one word—“more.” They are unencumbered by common sense. They hoard wealth and resources until workers cannot make a living and the infrastructure collapses. They live in privileged compounds where they eat chocolate cake and order missile strikes. They see the state as a projection of their vanity. The Roman, Mayan, French, Habsburg, Ottoman, Romanov, Wilhelmine, Pahlavi and Soviet dynasties crumbled because the whims and obsessions of ruling idiots were law.
Donald Trump is the face of our collective idiocy. He is what lies behind the mask of our professed civility and rationality—a sputtering, narcissistic, bloodthirsty megalomaniac. He wields armies and fleets against the wretched of the earth, blithely ignores the catastrophic human misery caused by global warming, pillages on behalf of global oligarchs and at night sits slack-jawed in front of a television set before opening his “beautiful” Twitter account. He is our version of the Roman emperor Nero, who allocated vast state expenditures to attain magical powers, the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, who funded repeated expeditions to a mythical island of immortals to bring back the potion that would give him eternal life, and a decayed Russian royalty that sat around reading tarot cards and attending séances as their nation was decimated by war and revolution brewed in the streets.

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#302353 - 07/17/17 03:22 AM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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Well, yeah, that about sums it up.
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#302362 - 07/17/17 07:22 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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We indeed "vomited a grotesque figure like Trump" and we're about to defecate a similarly grotesque figure like Kid Rock out the other end to reign as the emperor's majordomo.

Kid Rock 4 US Senate
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#302368 - 07/18/17 01:00 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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King Donald and his Court

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Quasi monarchy – the new court of King Donald

It therefore does not matter that Trump is ill informed. Indeed it is possible to argue that it helps. Trump is not in the business of formulating appropriate policy for solving social and economic ills. On the contrary he is there to ignore them and to promote the family brand in a permanent reality TV show.

For millions of people he is and will be judged on how well he promotes his brand on TV and how entertaining the Donald Trump show is, more than any policy.

Like an old fashioned monarchy the American state is there for the greater glory of its leading family – and can be expected by the rest of the world to send its armed forces – “to make their country great”.

Back at home the monarch speaks directly to his subjects – in this case, over the heads of the media by twitter – and to lower level officialdom there is the theatre of Executive Orders which requires federal agencies to issues reviews and reports on issues like education, immigration or trade.

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#302369 - 07/18/17 03:04 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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In other news, Engadget says this story is not metaphor.
Are you f****ing kidding me??

DC security robot says everything is fine, throws itself into pool



DC ROBOT COMMITS SUICIDE
Not a metaphor??
That's how horrible it is being in Washington now, under the reign of Herr President Trump! Should we expect suicidal self driving cars flinging themselves into the Reflecting Pool or driving off the 14th Street Bridge next?
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#302373 - 07/18/17 05:53 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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The idiotic thing was releasing an autonomous robot into an area where there was a walk-in pool. If you follow the link you will see the top of those steps: There is absolutely no barrier to walking (or wheeling) right into the water.

What did they think would happen? Did everyone really believe a robot would be sophisticated enough to know the floor might not be solid at some point?

If you are going to have things like stairs leading down in the patrol area, you have to pre-program the robot to avoid them.

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#302388 - 07/20/17 10:18 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: logtroll]
matthew Offline
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
King Donald and his Court

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Quasi monarchy – the new court of King Donald

Let them eat cake.
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#302450 - 07/26/17 06:42 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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The Commander in Chief is now directing "his" military through Tweets.

Transgender folks are hereby banned from service because their healthcare costs will consume 10% of the budget for Boner Pills for the servicemen.
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#302451 - 07/26/17 06:44 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: logtroll]
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I suspect this current government to be colluding with Mel Brooks...
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#302452 - 07/26/17 07:25 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: logtroll]
rporter314 Offline
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come on ... you know that is not the reason

The FRC headed by Perkins demanded the discriminatory stance by the president. They used a phony study for the lipstick and I still see the pig

The Christian zealots will continue to demand and get what they want and with the added bonus they have a friend in the SC to swing the votes.

Onward Christian soldiers ... i recommend you folks learning a few old time hymns
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