Monday, May 9, 2016

How are we going to make it through six months of this?



     Trump v. Hillary.

     Coming soon to a theater near you.

     Well, not really coming to a theater.

     That might be the one place it's not coming.

     And certainly not coming soon.


     A full six months.

     Quite a lot, really.

     So tell me. How much would you pay to cut to the chase? To have the election over, the results known?

     A dollar? A hundred dollars? A thousand? I suppose it depends on the state of your pocketbook.....


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20 comments:

  1. There's another apt quote I thought of that might be of some comfort: "Hell is other people". By Sartre, I believe. (The "other people" in this case being Trump and all his zealots.) Sure wish we could push the clock forward...

    SandyK

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    1. A good one. From his play, "No Exit."

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    2. "Other people" might include our Hillary as well. After being subjected to 20 some years of incessant right wing mudslinging, even Mother Teresa would be damaged goods. There's no doubt a lot of that mud has stuck to Hillary and of course she's not Mother Teresa either, but Eva Peron would be better than Donald Trump.

      john

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    3. It's a very apt quote because, if memory serves, "No Exit" portrays three people, a lesbian, a nymphonaiac and an impotent man, doomed to spend eternity together, the point being not only that Hell is other people, but other people who are, by their nature, unable to meet -- or even comprehend -- the others' needs. That seems a good desctiption of the dichotomy between Trump followers and most readers of EGDD.

      Tom Evans

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    4. We're also stuck with the hordes of would-be voters who, hating Hillary and abhorring Trump, will stay at home or vote for Donald Duck instead, not incomprehensible perhaps, but oh so frustrating.

      john

      john

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    5. @tate 8:38AM -- Yes, but don't forget, there are nine circles of Hell. Trump is entitled to a much lower circle than our Hillary :)

      SandyK

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    6. Christopher Hitchens said it best about Mother Teresa. She was "a vile Albanian dwarf!"
      She consorted with thieves & dictators & didn't give a damn about the patients in her filthy & overcrowded "hospitals". According to her, the poor were meant to suffer!
      She only cared about her image.

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    7. Well, like any top-flight CEO, she left the company before it crashed.

      Whom would you suggest for a paragon of virtue, now the "dwarf" no longer qualifies?

      john

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  2. Asked about this, my attorney has advised me to take a hit off the little brown bottle in his shaving kit.

    This feels like bad advice, but the alternative feels much worse.

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    1. It's probably a bad sign that I know exactly where this is from.

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  3. As usual Neil is right. Those old timey campaigns, make more recent political battles pale in comparison, but records are meant to be broken.

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  4. Hillary's email situation may still derail her before the general election. Would that result in Trump vs Bernie? What a mess.

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    1. Doubtful. It's like Whitewater, a non-issue puffed up by those who hate her anyway.

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  5. Personally I don't mind the intensity of the campaign as much as I do the inevitable efforts to tamp it down through false equivalence. Too many journalists treat Trump's ignorance as equal to Clinton's knowledge.

    Bitter Scribe

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    1. You beat me to it. I am also worried about the false equivalencies that will make Clinton's sins seem comparable to Trumps. It is the game plan of modern conservatism. "Yes I know my guy is guilty of murder, but your guy jaywalked so we're even"

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  6. It will be interesting to see how the sex thing plays out. Evangelicals are already concerned about him boasting about the size of his penis and the many women he's screwed. And devout catholics can't be happy about his three marraiges. Hillary has been attacked by feminists for not devorcing Bill, but for most of them that will end up being seen as a forgivable sin. And for the "family values" crowd a virtue. And she can play the grandmother card.

    Tom Evans

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  7. I wonder if Trump believes his ex-wives enabled his adulterous behavior? Were they "nasty and mean'?

    Attacking Hillary with her husband's infidelities and accusing her of using the woman's card helps her, not him.

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  8. I'm starting to ignore it all. It is like a festering boil that will pop in November.

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  9. Yeah! Bernie won in WVa-it's not over yet.

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