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Truly Lacking in Class

I have absolutely no idea how Drumpf can expect to be accepted as the ‘Commander in Chief’ when he has repeatedly demonstrated his total lack of respect for members of the military.

I have a lot of differences with Senator John McCain but to minimize the courage required for the service the Senator rendered while in the US Navy should have eliminated Drumpf from any consideration for the Presidency. Senator McCain is permanently disabled as a result of his service.

Now Drumpf is attacking the parents of an Army officer killed in Iraq. You don’t attack Gold Star mothers, and you can’t compare organizing the Miss Universe pageant with patrolling streets in a war zone.


1 Badtux { 08.01.16 at 11:16 am }

I’ve been reading your new neighbor Jim Wright’s takedown of the whole Trump attacks dead veteran and his family thing. Disgusting. Then there’s Trump saying he knows ISIS better than the generals do, which led to Hillary almost giving him an eyeroll while saying “No Donald, you don’t.” The man is a loose cannon, and his campaign staffers are either off-message or insane.

2 Bryan { 08.01.16 at 7:50 pm }

I’m really pissed off by the asshole. He learned how to be a asshole from the best – McCarthy’s lawyer Roy Cohn, and the lessons are obvious.

John Oliver had a great take on things.

3 Kryten42 { 08.01.16 at 11:11 pm }

Seriously insane! I cannot believe this asshole has even a chance of being prez!

I saw Last Week Tonight. I did laugh when Khizr Khan flipped Trump the bird with a copy of the Constitution! Well done.

The sad and insane thing is… Trump just may be your next Prez! And then the USA is so f*cked there isn’t a word for it! And even if Hillary win’s, it will only be somewhat better.

4 Shirt { 08.02.16 at 2:54 pm }

Asshole? An asshole is useful, try going without one (the pun is gratis). Look, all Trump wants is to be appointed chancellor.

5 Bryan { 08.02.16 at 9:06 pm }

Shirt, it is useful when it’s on the bottom, not when it is used to make speeches.

It will take a couple of weeks to see what the effect is of insulting a Gold Star mother. In the meantime Drumpf has decided that Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, didn’t bow low enough when endorsing the Donald, so the Donald won’t endorse him, or Senator McCain. Trump may well be his own worse enemy. If Republicans start withdrawing their endorsements because Trump is threatening their own reelections, voters may just stay home.

6 Badtux { 08.02.16 at 11:47 pm }

And today Trump kicked a baby out of his speech. Somebody needs to tell Trump that he’s supposed to be kissing babies, not attacking them.

Regarding the Khans, even self-admitted blow-hard Chris Christie says that losing their son in battle gives them the right to say whatever they want to say, right or wrong. When even Chris Christie thinks Donald Trump has gone a bridge too far…. man.

7 Bryan { 08.03.16 at 7:04 pm }

His VP choice Pence just endorsed Paul Ryan.

I really don’t care that Drumpf needs a knife and fork to eat KFC. His eating habits were corrupted by the private schools he attended. I overcame the programming that Colgate University attempted to impose on me, but I suspect many of my classmates were too weak.

I don’t care about the fashion choices of candidates or how they consume food choices. I do care when public speakers are too unskilled to deal with disruptions. Babies are important – they influence their parents and grandparents at a minimum. How can he be the choice of a major political party when he lacks the skills to make a speech at a high school graduation?

8 Moi;) { 08.03.16 at 8:45 pm }

The man loves to hear himself talk. No filters. All ego. Not surprised at anything he says, including “why aren’t we using our nukes” or whatever he’s spewing today.

9 Steve Bates { 08.03.16 at 9:12 pm }

Trump is a rarity, a useless asshole… but he’s also very dangerous. If he becomes president (by whatever means), I wouldn’t be surprised if he did in fact seek appointment as chancellor. At that point I will seriously contemplate… oh, you know what. Our nation’s founders didn’t tolerate dreck like Trump, and neither should we.

10 Bryan { 08.04.16 at 2:22 pm }

They should take him Chernobyl and Fukushima to show him why we can’t use our nukes. About two weeks with an unlimited supply of radiation badges should give him a hint.

Steve, it’s the outlet for all the bullshit he spews.

BTW, they got a bronzed cast of one of his hands and they are small. I have small hands , according to glove makers, and his hands are smaller than mine.

11 Moi;) { 08.05.16 at 12:04 pm }

You can take some comfort in this…. http://blogggyou.blogspot.com/2016/08/pokemon-schmo.html

12 Bryan { 08.05.16 at 2:47 pm }

Definitely a family resemblance 🙂

13 Steve Bates { 08.07.16 at 10:13 pm }

My hands are definitely small for a (musical) keyboardist, and on harpsichord, there’s no way of compensating with a damper pedal ’cause there isn’t one. OTOH, the instrument on which I acquired some fame (heh) was recorder, and my hands are the perfect size for the alto recorder, for which 90% of the 17th-18th-century solo recorder literature is written. So I don’t complain.

It’s The Donald’s small brain I’m worried about… and, I suppose, his small, cold heart…

14 Bryan { 08.08.16 at 2:27 pm }

I would think we are dealing with a brain stem rather than a fully functional modern brain.

15 Badtux { 08.09.16 at 1:35 am }

Naw, the vulgar talking yam has a perfectly functional brain. He just chooses not to use it for things beyond making money. Kinda of like the former Chimperor now that I think about it, Gee Dubya had the smarts to do anything he wanted to do, but he just didn’t want to do much — he was intellectually lazy and preferred to let other people do his thinking for him.

16 Bryan { 08.09.16 at 8:28 pm }

Actually, the clown would be worth a couple of billion more than he currently is if he had just left his inheritance alone. He is a net loser because of his ventures.

He says whatever he is thinking at any given time. He never pauses … he jjust spits it out.

17 Badtux { 08.10.16 at 12:21 am }

Oh come on, you wouldn’t want the Cheetoh Mussolini to strain his brain *thinking*, would you?

Most of his dealings with money over the years have been for self-entertainment rather than self-enrichment. He could have simply put all his inheritance in a mutual fund and lived off the returns. But what fun is that?

I think he’s having a blast right now, and when he loses in the fall, he will simply say the game was rigged against him yada yada yada and go on to another scam. He already has pocketed millions of dollars of campaign funds by funneling campaign purchases to companies he owns and overpaying for everything he’s purchased, meaning profits that go straight back into his own pocket. When that grift is over, there’s always another grift waiting. After all, he’s already managed to convinced tens of millions of Americans that he’s their savior. Talk about ripe plums ready for plucking!

18 Bryan { 08.10.16 at 9:43 pm }

After all of the failures and bankruptcies, I cannot understand why all of the supposedly ‘smart’ investors continue to put money into his cons.

Now that he has screwed up the Miss Universe franchise with his xenophobia, where is he going to find his next wife?

19 Kryten42 { 08.11.16 at 3:32 am }

The fact that Don has been sued over 3,500 times (mostly successful suits) by business partners, clients, contractors, employees and even his banks! That should tell even a moron everything they need to know! He basically cheated them all, just robbed them, even his banks! The guy makes other politicians honest by comparison.

His honesty, ethics & business acumen is zero. Seems the USA has many extraordinary morons!

20 Kryten42 { 08.11.16 at 4:23 am }

Hmmmm… I was trying to think of an appropriate quotation above, but there are just so many! I haven’t posted one of my many quote’s for awhile. So I’ve been thinking… I don’t think I’ve posted this one here, and I believe it’s quite appropriate. 😉

“He’s about as much use as a chocolate tea pot.”
— Delboy talking about Rodders, in ‘Only Fools and Horses’

I also thought of “About as useful as tit’s on a snake!” But the attribution is uncertain. Still… 😉 LOL

One of my favorite Americanism’s comes to mind: “All hat, no cattle!”

21 Badtux { 08.11.16 at 5:10 am }

Cheetoh Mussolini grifts because it entertains him. He grifts because it’s fun. He grifts because that’s what grifters do. He could have lived the life of an honest rich boy, living on his inheritance, but that would have been boring. I attended an “elite” prep school for a couple of years where I got to know a lot of people like The Donald. They did things just because they could. You had kids whose mom and dad had more money than Fort Knox, and they’d bum lunch money off of you and never pay it back because that’s just how they were. The teachers had to keep everything under lock and key because otherwise all these rich kids would steal them blind. Same kids who boasted of weekend trips to Mexico to buy ‘ludes and other drugs, mind you. No shortage of money. They were just rotten, and did the kinds of things that rotten people do.

Reminds me of one of those trust fund kids I knew who, as an adult, decided that “Breaking Bad” was a documentary, a suggestion of what his new career should be, rather than a warning. He’s currently serving 5 to 10 in Oklahoma for cooking / selling meth. Not because he needed the money. His dad still refuses to turn the trust fund over to his 40 year old kid because the kid is a deadbeat, but the kid still earns plenty off of his trust fund. No, it’s just because that’s what he does, because pretending to be a crime lord was fun until it wasn’t. In this case the law caught up with him and all his daddy’s lawyers couldn’t keep him out of jail. Maybe that’ll straighten him out, maybe not. But Donald Trump never had any stint in jail to straighten him out, he’s just rotten to the core and always was, always will be.

22 Bryan { 08.11.16 at 2:54 pm }

‘All hat and no cattle’ was perfect for the Shrubbery and his Crawford ‘ranch’, but the ‘all sizzle and no steak’ variant is probably more apropos for Drumpf . Badtux is absolutely correct that many/most of the trust-funders expect other people to pick up the check. I had them for clients in SoCal and classmates at Colgate.

These people assume that if you ever get paid it was too soon and the privilege of working for them should be more than enough compensation. The clown demands that you pay him for putting his name on your structure.

23 Badtux { 08.12.16 at 1:05 am }

I won’t say that all or even *most* of the rich kids that I encountered at that school were like Trump. Many of them were gracious and caring people. But there was also more than a few Trumps there too.

24 Kryten42 { 08.12.16 at 4:19 am }

Hmmm. I’m not sure I’ve heard that one Bryan… But I did use the “All hat, no Cattle!” line a lot during the Shrubbery’s reign. 😉 😀

I wonder how much the GOP or their “big money” paid Trump for this? Though, I’d be amazed if any of them actually even like him, given most of them have sued him! 😉 😀

With rare humility, Trump concedes he could come up short


25 Bryan { 08.12.16 at 9:26 pm }

Maybe in prep school they hadn’t had enough time to develop the ‘attitude’. It really needed to be the first few generations of trust-funders to be real jerks. If they actually had to work in the family business they were better than the schmucks who never did anything. I had a roommate who sent his laundry home in a special shipping container to be washed and ironed. That was so he wouldn’t have to learn how to use the machines in a laundromat.

The big donors are not giving to the Trump campaign. He may have to stick to the limits of public financing to get matching money. That would burn. Republicans are calling for the Republican National Committee to spend its money in House and Senate races and not on the Presidential race.