WTF? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
HAS THE WORLD SIMPLY GONE COMPLETELY NUTS?
Okay. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here in the good old U.S. of A. As usual, The Donald is running around the country sowing chaos wherever he goes, “shaking things up” as he likes to call it in his very NON-PC fashion. Right. Whatever the fuck that means. Then there’s a whole new raft of Hillary Clinton lies – nothing new here and in fact this latest scandal over the e-mails is old news. Again. But there’s even more:
DONALD TRUMP SAYS THE ELECTION IS RIGGED WHICH IS WHY HE LOST
Donald Trump won the Republican Primary even though he says the primaries were rigged. Now he’s predicting that if he loses the Presidency it will be because that election is rigged too. Not sure why his experience in winning the Republican Primary – he did win, after all, in case he hasn’t noticed - hasn’t informed his views on the national one, but since Trump is forever a WINNER he can’t ever contemplate losing. At least in some legitimate, legal way. But as Obama has said, elections are run by the states so if the election is “rigged” then it would mean that all those local elections would have to be rigged too. Is there a way to un-rig Trump’s mind maybe? Nah!!
LATEST E-MAIL SCANDAL PITS CLINTON AGAINST FBI
Oh God, not another chapter in the long running Clinton e-mail scandal. Yes, indeedy folks! This one comes from Clinton’s appearance on Fox News (Chris Wallace) where she said that FBI Director Comey testified that she did not lie, was truthful in her testimony. Well our liberal mainstream media jumped all over this one and this time the press got it wrong. The Washington Post awarded her 4 Pinocchio’s as a result. But the entire “controversy” this time goes back to the original exchange of e-mails where Hillary has claimed (and rightly so) that there were no classified e-mails in the bunch. Comey testified that three paragraphs (out of 55,000 e-mails) had the designation “[C]” which made them Confidential. Comey testified that any reasonable person would not have believed the emails were classified. All the other e-mails that are now deemed to be classified have been retroactively classified. The American public – unlike the media – is sick of the damned Clinton e-mails.
JULIAN ASANGE ENTERS THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
Not only has Wikileak’s Julian Assange already dumped the DNC’s e-mails into the public domain, now he’s saying that he has much more and come next October he’s going to destroy Hillary Clinton with an “October Surprise” release of e-mails. Okay, so I guess I have to ask why it is that Assange (an Australian national now residing against his will in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London) feels compelled to campaign for Donald Trump or to put it another way, what is it that Clinton has done to poor, misunderstood Julian that he would want to destroy Hillary Clinton? Come on Julian, how about doing something noble or original here rather than just glomming onto the Hillary Hater bandwagon? You latest foray into American politics is really not all that great and wonderful, oaky buddy? Here's a couple of more useful suggestions: Working to overturn Voter ID Laws, maybe? Combatting the Zika virus? Exposing Wall Street malfeasance?
TURKEY’S ERDOGAN ARRESTS ENTIRE TURKISH GOVERNMENT
Not sure what it is that Erdogan is doing over there in Ankara these days. Well, yes, I do. He’s eliminating the coup members who tried to overthrow the government a few weeks ago. So there’s that. But 10,000? 20,000? 30,000? I’ve lost track of the numbers since they seem to ratchet up every day. I’m wondering by the end of his “house cleaning” who’s going to be left to actually run the government? This is what happens when former “friends and allies” have a falling out and a giant pissing match ensues. It impresses me that Erdogan’s elimination of his rivals is exactly the kind of action that all the Obama Haters have predicted our President would do. But with Blue Helmeted U.N. Troops rather than a standing Army as Erdogan has done. So it goes.
THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUES TO RESEMBLE HELL ON EARTH
ISIS continues in a desperate attempt to hold onto shrinking territory and expands its overseas bombing enterprises. Thus, more of the same. Aleppo is still in someone’s hands just not the hands it used to be. More charges of gas used by Syrian Army forces. Trump proposes dropping a couple of nuclear bombs on ISIS. Hmmmmm. Sadly, the never ending shitstorm that is the Middle East shows no signs of ending any time soon.
ZIKA VIRUS REFUSED TO TAKE A SUMMER VACATION AS CONGRESS ORDERED
So now we have 1,800 confirmed cases of Zika infections down in Florida and across the country spread by soldiers returning back to the U.S. from parts of the world where the virus is flourishing. You might recall that Republicans refused to pass a bill to fully fund efforts to combat the spread of the virus which, if you believe the CDC (and apparently Republicans don’t) was going to spread from Florida to other states as summer came upon us. Huh! And they were right! “How incredibly unbelievable” mutter both Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) “a government agency that actually got it right.” Well unfortunately, not only was the CDC correct, so was virtually anyone who actually paid attention, which Republicans did not as they recessed for their summer vacation.
And finally, - yes, we knew this was coming - The Donald suggests (Wink! Wink!) that maybe the Second Amendment lovers can show their patriotism and love of country by assassinating Trump opponent and evil witch queen, Hillary Clinton. Of course, Donald Trump did NOT suggest (Wink! Wink!) any such thing. It's the liberal media who has taken his joke (Wink! Wink!) totally out of context, the context being the wild and wooly reality show of a world in which Donald Trump is President and where you are allowed to "eliminate" (Wink! Wink!) anyone who says nasty stuff about you.
As we zoom down the pathway to our November 8th Presidential election day, I can’t help thinking how everything seems upended, chaotic, not as it used to be. It does seem as if the world has just gone batshit crazy. But then I remember the summer of 1968 when this happened:
1. A U.S. B-52 bomber crashes in Greenland spilling 4 nuclear bombs onto the landscape.
2. The Tet Offensive beings in the Viet Nam war.
3. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis.
4. The Black Panthers and Oakland engage in a deadly shootout.
5. Anti-Viet Nam war protests spread on college campuses across the country.
6. Over 1 million students in Paris riot nearly brining down the government.
7. The Mylai massacre occurs in Viet Nam.
8. Downtowns burn in a dozen U.S. cities from racial riots.
9. U.S. Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
10. Saddam Hussein becomes Iraq leader after a coup.
11. France explodes its first hydrogen bomb.
12. Greece votes to install a military junta.
13. 78 men die in mine disaster in West Virginia.
14. Israel invades Lebanon.
So I guess you could say that the more things change, the more they stay the same!
Good Day To You!