TERRIFYING NEWS OF THE DAY

My greatest fear is what I hear and see in the news. The headlines terrify me. 

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Even the right-wing New York Daily News thinks Trump and Palin are stupid. Trust me that I pretty much never agree with anything in the Daily News. But this time, we are on the same (front) page.

I cribbed the picture from DC Montreal’s post titled “TRUMP AND PALIN: CARTOONISTS DREAM COME TRUE.”  Read it and weep. Or maybe you won’t be able to stop laughing. It is funny in a horrible way.

If you stop to really think about it, it’s also horrifying. Note that we have skipped right past alarming into a far darker place where we can glimpse a dystopian future we believed could never happen here. Today we live under the shadow of a future in which two morons stand at the helm of the U.S. ship of state. Takes my breath away. It is a national nightmare. Fear and trembling.

Things aren’t bad enough? We have to dig a bigger pit into which our entire nation can jump? Good grief. How low have we all sunk?

78 thoughts on “TERRIFYING NEWS OF THE DAY

    • Who are “they?” Because Trump is running on his own initiative AND — most important — his own money. You don’t permission to run for office in this country. You don’t need a party to sponsor you. You just need money and time. And he isn’t a candidate, not yet anyway. He’s running for a chance to be nominated.

      So what is he doing? Trying to buy a shot at the presidency. He is rich enough to do it with his own personal fortune which means he has enough money to burn. Despite everything, the man is very far from stupid. He plays the clown, but under the facade he is a cunning and twisted — possibly dangerous — guy. But he was never chosen by anyone to run. He decided to do it and can afford it — so nobody can just make him go away. Short of losing at the polls, he isn’t breaking any laws and it is, as they say, a free country.

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  1. From my British understanding, he’s much like Nigel Farage from out UKIP party, which plays on the fears of the few, laying all the blame at immigration. Last election his party got one seat in Westminster. So much for the dent they are making to change politics. Trump is playing to the basic human fears your countries has, or lowest common denominator. I’ll stop there before I turn patronising, you know him far better than I do. What I personally see is a baffoon who is riding a wave of popularity that when it really comes down to it will fail. He’s on the biggest soap-box he’s ever had. if he came to power and god forbid he does my estimation of America would drop lower than it has since G.W was in power. And that’s saying something. I hope who ever your country elects they will be respectful, not going around making out-landlish statements that could start something messy. Common sense should prevail.

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      • He’s in no way electable, if anything he’s a gimmick for the republican party to drum up support. hopefully voters will wake up soon, you need a serious person with serious policies, not a bunch of statements you might agree with in the spare of the moment, that’s not politics. Probably part of the reason that Ed Miliband of our Labour party lost.

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  2. Watched from afar, it’s riveting in a watching-a-train-wreck-in-slow-motion kind of way. But surely – surely! – it;s not going to happen. In the world’s most intelligent nation? But then again, you did have GWB – and the Roman and Greek Empires both eventually imploded… Won’t the Electoral College stop it?

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    • The electoral college has no real power. America has made some terrible choices before, although this may top all previous disasters. The President doesn’t make laws. He’s the CEO, the party (whichever party he represents) leader. But there are limits to what he can do. He cannot make law and while he can veto a law, vetoes can be overturned. Checks and balances. We have a very good constitution and in the end, it is our saving grace.

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