Won’t lie, folks – I’m more than a little burnt out. I hear that garbage collectors can go home and scrub and scrub and even burn their clothes, but the stench clings to them like a bill collector.
The stench from diving into Free Republic every week has started to cling to me to the extent that I walked down the aisle in Wally World, and fourteen thong-displaying customers fell over.
One brief thread below the “continue reading”, but first, a rant from the righteous dude The Red State Rustler which pretty much sums it all up:
“I haven’t posted lately because I’m in a bit of a funk about the sorry state of things in this twisted up, smoldering wreck of a country I used to love. Trump and his petty goon squad of hateful miscreants, buttlickers, grifters, whiners and walleyed lying liars has left me pissed off and honestly sort of paralyzed. It’s just tedious to mock this shit, over and over and over again, because the things that are happening right now are shocking and shameful and sad, not funny.
I don’t think it’s funny that every other word that spills out of Trump’s sneering hamburger hole is a lie. I don’t think it’s funny that Sarah Huckafuck wakes up every morning, spackles a human face over her true reptilian form, puts on her pearls and prepares to kick the press in the nuts again. I don’t think it’s funny that Rudy Giuliani is explaining away Trump’s crimes like he’s reading from the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book of legal strategy. (OK, I guess that’s actually kind of funny.)
The North Korea situation isn’t funny. The Israeli-Palestinian situation isn’t funny. Collusion isn’t funny. The hostilities unleashed in this country toward immigrants isn’t funny. The environmental sodomy, the tax “reform,” the healthcare horrorshow, the dumbing down of literally every federal department – not funny. The endless insults, the pot shots, the misinformation, the spin, the half truths, the none-truths and the obvious, refutable lies – none of this is fucking funny.
Not to mention that with the subtlety of an ice bucket challenge, we’ve all suddenly been forced to wake up and realize that roughly half of this country is made up of people who are either too proud to admit they’re morally bankrupt or too stupid to know what that means. It’s an ice bucket challenge for the soul of our democracy, and the outcome is still undecided.
“But we need to come together and find common ground,” they say. Sure. They can look for some up my ass.
It’s impossible to respect the other side when the other side is comprised of a frothy mix of anti-intellectuals, torch-waving nationalists and witless workaday bumpkins all controlled by a handful of string-pullers at the very top who sit on their piles of money and convince the rest of the lot to march into the voting booth in Nowheresville, Craptucky and punch themselves in their own faces until they fall down dead.
It’s really hard to capture this shit in a meme, is what I’m saying.
I’ll get back to writing jokes very soon. I’ve just needed a short break from the newspapers and the press briefings and the bonfire consuming our government. It’s depressing and exhausting, and I want Mueller to take down this bastard and his entire criminal empire so I can sleep again.
And now, a quickie:
Oh oh oh oooooohhh……little China Hurl…
Trump’s pledge to help China’s ZTE spurs backlash in Washington
Reuters ^ | May 14, 2018 / 9:41 AM / Updated 24 minutes ago | David Lawder, Karen Freifeld
Posted on 5/14/2018, 12:23:11 PM by Zhang Fei
Let’s get the 13th-dimensional chess shit out of the way first, shall we?
To: Zhang Fei
To: Zhang Fei
To: Zhang Fei
Showing Xi that Trump has the power to give and take away, so Xi will start dealing for the big chips.
Bull crap! Xi got this by BLACKMAILING TRUMP by threat to do tariffs on American farm products. Trump should NEVER GIVE IN TO SUCH BLACKMAILING. America has all the power here and should not give that power away.
TRUMP BLINKED! Please don’t blink again Trump!
Lots of moving parts. China has a big role to play in dealing with North Korea.
So what? How do you place sanctions on European countries for trading with Iran, which the provisions of Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal might mandate, and at the same time promise to help a Chinese company guilty of the same infraction?
“…China has in fact reduced tariffs on American vehicles. China blinked in the tariff contest (effectively surrendering in the trade war) – we have moved on to other chips in the game. Note that ZTE was put in danger of total bankruptcy not by American tariffs, but by penalties the USA placed on ZTE for cheating on Iranian sanctions.
Trump has the tools, and holds the Trump cards. China needs to deal, if America is now willing to use the advantages that it has.”
LOL — China has “…blinked…effectively surrendering in the trade war…”?
It does us no good to close our eyes to the truth and set up some kind of mythology about Chinese/American trade and ongoing theft of intellectual property. The fact is that the Chinese have discovered Trump’s weak spot and that is trade in American agricultural products. It’s clear to me that the Chinese now know that they merely have to make threats in those areas and America promptly is EMASCULATED in trade talks. You may not want to believe this but keep an eye on CONTINUED CHINESE MASSIVE TRADE SURPLUSES WITH THE UNITED STATES AND CONTINUED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT & EXTORTION.
To: Zhang Fei
This is a very bad idea. They were punished for breaking the Iran and North Korea sanctions, and they’re a national security threat.
China is our enemy, planning to dominate us. Look up Made in China 2025.
Europe continuing with the Iran treaty isn’t breaking any promise they have made. They just don’t withdraw from the treaty.
I was thinking more of the future than the past. If Iran does not completely nullify the agreement and if European, Chinese, and Russian companies continue to do business with them, will the administration place sanctions on those country’s corporations as they did with ZTE? And how could that be done when the President is saying that ZTE has been unfairly punished? By coming to ZTE’s defense, Trump could well be rendering U.S. sanctions against Iran toothless.
>>People are watching Trump make deals, and people are saying, “I don’t get it.”
No, I don’t get it. ZTE illegally exported US technology to Iran and North Korea and no ZTE executives were punished.
Please, tell the class why Trump should work to revive this company that was giving US technology to Iran and North Korea.