Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

The Last Angry Man

July 22, 2016

DATELINE 2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MC: Today I am talking to Jebadiah Horsepunt, a hundred-and-three year-old who is probably the last living supporter of Donald Trump. The election of 2016 was quite an experience according to the history books and we thought we would hear the impressions of someone who actually lived through those turbulent times. Mister Horsepunt:

JH: I know a lot of people have mentioned the anger that attended Trump and his campaign. The RNC leaders kept trying to get him to tone it down but he’d have none of it. He wanted the anger to flow, he wanted people to get mad enough that they’d get off their butts and do something about it.

What most people didn’t notice was that there were other angry people in America too, not just the middle-aged disenfranchised who supported Trump. There were plenty of young people angry as well and they all supported Sanders. Their anger was not as loud as Trump’s supporters nor as virulent but it was there. The angry people were tired of the same old government of usual that had been going on for years. They each approached the problem from different angles but they were both as angry.

When Sanders lost the nomination bid and bowed to Hillary, his supporters become further disenfranchised, disillusioned by party politics.

That’s why Cruz ran in 2020 with the slogan “Make the Republican Party Great Again”, echoing Trump’s slogan from the earlier election.

MC: So you are saying both parties were backed by angry people?

JH: Yep. The only people who were satisfied about the status quo were the Democrats supporting Hillary. But those people had been lulled to sleep by the rhetoric of the previous eight years when no change came to America, as Obama had promised.

Everybody else were awake enough to be mad at what they were seeing, mad at what this country was becoming, mad enough to do something. The vocal angry were for Trump, the quiet angry were for Sanders. And when you have seventy-percent of the electorate being mad about the way things are being run – or not being run, mind you – things are likely to go South.

MC: “Go South”?

JH: Yeah, get a little squirrely.

MC: Uh, and that means…?

JH: Let’s just say everything got a little bit messy for a time.

MC: Thank you, Mister Horsepunt. That has been a small view into the politics back in 2016. I’m not sure if it clears up much for any of you but that’s the take of the fellow that calls himself “the last angry man”. The views and opinions expressed on this show have been those of the speakers and not the views of this corporation, its subsidiaries, or its parent corporations.


Tortious Trumped!!

February 23, 2013

Last time out, I mentioned tortious interference and damned if it hasn’t made the news.

No, not my mention in the previous post. Someone with a little more pull than I.

The Donald. Yes, Mister Trump is back in the news… but that’s not really news, is it? I mean, like, when is he not in the news?

And, yes, he’s threatening to sue someone else… I mean, other than Obama, or the Pope (or his successor as yet unnamed), or God.

There was a petition put up online asking that Macy’s actually dump the Donald because he was such a “bad influence”, because his presence in Macy’s was detrimental to their image.

After all, Trump keeps appearing in the news as the head of the “birther” movement (a self-appointed honor, it seems) or ranting about the travesty about Obama’s re-election, or some other great injustice to Mankind… or something…

Yes, Trump does seem to be the perfect poster-child for mayhem, but… come on! Who takes this guy seriously, anyway?

Well, 650,000 people signed the petition for Macy’s to Dump Trump and the Donald took exception.

He declared it was tortious interference and would account for about $25 million loss in revenue for him if that connection was lost to him.

Once again, we see the term being mis-used. The creator of the petition is not trying to take the money pipeline away from the Donald, he is trying to save Macy the enormous embarrassment of continued association with Trump’s madcap antics. It seems obvious to the petitioner that the antics of the man are actually going to hurt the name of Macy’s.

Personally, I have found the Donald’s outrageous antics something of a relief.

I mean if the rich and powerful can act as unhinged as my great-aunt Martha when she’s forgotten to take her medication, then I say “carry on!!!”

Barack, Keep in Touch…

April 6, 2012

Last year there was a faint whisper raised to a roar. Donald Trump joined in on the side of the birthers and demanded Barack Obama produce his birth certificate long form.

The President said he was surprised… didn’t know the thing was an issue… et cetera.

I thought, at the time, that Obama should not have “acted” so in the dark about the situation. Sure the problem was not mainstream by any means but there had been plenty of court cases already trying to pry the document loose from the clenched fist in Honolulu.

For Obama to say he knew absolutely nothing of the issue seemed, to me at least, humorously infantile.

Now we hear Obama leveling threats at the Supreme Court to treat his healthcare reform with a little respect. He said it would be very bad if they would dare overturn a piece of legislation of this magnitude that was overwhelmingly loved by the people.

Which people was he talking about? The citizens of Nutgrove, Wisconsin, population fourteen?

He certainly could not have been referring to the country he heads up as even the most favorable polls show the majority want it changed or scrapped. Where are the people who actually want the damned thing?

Oh, I see, the “people” he was referring to were the owners, directors, and controllers of the insurance companies who are going to benefit like crazy from this bill just like they did from mandatory auto insurance and mandatory house insurance.

So, Barack is as out-of-touch with reality on the healthcare issue as he was with the birth certificate issue.

Yes, our President really has his thumb on the pulse of the issues… just like Bush Jr. did, huh?

And, BTW, there are an awful lot of people still concerned about that Birth Certificate… seems they still want to see the “real” one and not the paste-up job released in 2011 in response to Trump’s outcry.

And isn’t it strange that shortly after that revelation, Trump disappeared from the scene… just like Ross Perot did years before.

Isn’t American politics a blast!? They just keep recycling what seems to have worked.