Blood in the water? Are the sharks coming for Donald J. Trump? – THE SHINBONE STAR

Last Wednesday was the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S Indianapolis, a U.S. Navy heavy cruiser sunk by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 after delivering the first U.S. atomic bomb to an isolated Pacific island air base. It is a grim story, a primer for abject failure.

Among the engaging legends told by superstitious sailors of the time is one claiming the good ship “Indy” was gobsmacked by Poseidon himself for delivering the “Little Boy” atomic bomb to the glamor boys of the Army Air Force, so they alone could claim facilitating the end World War II. What else could explain why the Indianapolis’ shipwrecked crew suffered so horribly for four days before anyone noticed the ship was missing?

The Navy says 1,151 sailors manned the ship, but only 316 survived the sinking. The captain endured, only to be disgraced by court-martial before committing suicide. About 150 crewmen were eaten by sharks. Included in their history is a footnote explaining that the horrific incident included the greatest massacre of humans by sharks in recorded history. By any measure, the tragedy perfectly illustrates the meaning of total failure.

Donald Trump, however, has surpassed even that level of failure. Almost daily he provides another illustration of his stunning ineptitude. His latest stunt, suggesting the November presidential election should be set aside until the atmosphere is more conducive to voting, has a sinister tone. Is it real or is it Memorex?

Source: Blood in the water? Are the sharks coming for Donald J. Trump? – THE SHINBONE STAR

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8 replies

  1. I always enjoy reading your blogs so I nominated your for the Liebster Award.


  2. “More conducive to voting?” Huh? Does that idiot think it will EVER be an ‘exactly right’ time to vote? Me smelleth b.s. in the air… what a waste of everything that orange twit is. Yes. It’s the right time. Long overdue if you ask me.


    • Now, all we have to do is get the voting agenda worked out. The Republicans have devastated the budget of the post office. Accident? I think not. Just the boys in the back room trying to make mail-in votes harder to deliver on time. We’re going to go to the polls because our mail is ridiculously slow these days. It has always been slower than mails in bigger towns, but now it’s absurd. You can’t get a letter across town (and this is a SMALL town) in under a week.

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      • I hope “Bruce” and his friends are ZONED in on the massive DONZO. lots of good fatty stuff to chow down on. Bruce, watch out for the Mitch McConnell gristle and bones.


      • I know this is little comfort, but mail out here in the 4th fastest growing city in America is dismal. Many of my friends are planning to go to the polls because they don’t trust the delivery schedule.


  3. I’ll bet he does want it delayed…permanently. Otherwise, his ass is out the door in November. What piece of shit this dude is.


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