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#303934 - 11/15/17 12:17 AM 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. There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every item on it.
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, 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, 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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#303939 - 11/15/17 01:50 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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Prime example: Criticism mounts as federal judge nominee fails to disclose wife's White House ties. Never tried a case. 3 years as a lawyer.
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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

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#303940 - 11/15/17 05:32 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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It is called "draining the swamp"
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#303941 - 11/15/17 05:45 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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Yes, draining the swamp into Washington...
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#303952 - 11/16/17 05:31 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Ain't no lies that are big enough, ain't no tactics low enough, ain't no scandals wide enough, to keep me from voting for yo-u-u-u-u!!! GOP's new theme song...
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#303977 - 11/17/17 01:26 AM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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Congress might be able to impeach the worst of Trump's appointees when we have a Democratic blow-out. I would suggest everybody the Bar Association said was unqualified should go first.

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#304009 - 11/18/17 07:26 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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You are right, if the dems win it all they could. However, not trying to dampen the enthusiasm but the history of the dems is a bit spotty when it comes to 'fixing' stuff. I think the most glaring example is their effort to force truth in political advertising after the citizen's united decision. They owned it all and couldn't get it done because the unions didn't want their name on their own efforts so, now, EVERYBODY gets to not put their names on their efforts. In other words the dems have their own problems when it comes to getting bought.

I would heartedly suggest that, when voting, you goto https://www.opensecrets.org/ and take a look at who is buying your candidate before you take the plunge. It is, if nothing else, kinda educational. I live in Washington state and here is a little peek into who gave what (there are also individual candidates and who got what). https://www.opensecrets.org/states/donors.php?state=WA

Here is their report on Maria Cantwell (washington state senator): https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00007836

What happens is that a voter needs to decide who got what from where as, sometimes, there are surprises.

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#304017 - 11/19/17 12:50 PM Re: Reign of Idiots [Re: matthew]
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I always laughed when Limbaugh said the Dems only wanted power. I don;t know if he is that stupid or that naive or just has the lying gene.

I think it should be clear from many recent reports "conservatives" meaning Trump supporters in particular don't care if Charles Manson (aka Satan) is running, they want the power to implement their agenda. Why even so called Christians have created every manner of rationalization to continue their support of the slug Moore.

Power to implement their (religious) agenda.
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