Really? 12.30.16 – Dispatches From the Edge of Trump’s Dystopia.

by Pitt Griffin on December 30, 2016 · 0 comments

in Election 2016, Politics, Really?

Trump’s inaugural address.

photoReports from the Trump campaign indicate that Donald Trump is writing his own inaugural address. In this, he his following in his wife, Melania’s, footsteps – in that she reportedly wrote her own speech for the Republican National Convention.

Should this be true, expect to hear much of President Obama first inaugural address regurgitated. 

The Russians are hacking, the Russians are hacking.

Donald Trump has dismissed the Russian hacking. He claims there’s no proof. And if there were, how come we didn’t hear anything about it before the election?

And now he demands that “we ought to get on with our lives”. Which is a fine irony coming from a man who can’t shake off any petty slight – real or imagined.

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Trump attacked by the “whole age of computer”.

He adds “It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things” – although it is hard to imagine what’s bigger than a hostile foreign power interfering in our domestic affairs.

Most sadly, this hacking brouhaha has revealed that our new President is scared by technology. He famously doesn’t use a computer – and he seemingly has no idea what they do. In his words:

“I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. And we have speed — we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind the security we need.” 

The Russian hacking as seen from Florida.

Ted Yoho has the double distinction of being a Tea Party conservative and a Floridian. Like other Republican zealots, he is in the tricky position of wishing to appear firm against foreign interference in America’s affairs  – while toeing the new President’s line of “hacking, what hacking?”.

photoCNN’s Jim Sciutto asked Yoho why he didn’t accept the intelligence community’s assessment that the Russians had hacked the election. Yoho said he was “not thoroughly convinced”. Finally, Yoho allowed that if the evidence showed “without a shadow of a doubt that Russia was involved with this … then yes they need to be held accountable.”

In Florida “stand your ground” laws allow you to shoot someone on the mere suspicion you are in danger. Shouldn’t America have “stand your ground” laws?

Joe Walsh finds his form.

Ex-Representative – and current conservative radio host – Joe Walsh was famous for his rabid anti-Obama stance. After the murder off five Dallas police officers, he was moved to say “This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out Black Lives Matter punks. Real America is coming after you.”

photoLater he tweeted “On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?” He insisted he wasn’t inciting insurrection. Perhaps he was channeling his boy’s ‘sarcasm’.

Surprisingly, he departed from Trump orthodoxy by demanding a full investigation of the Russian hack.

Not to worry, before the ink was dry on that heresy, he returned to form by claiming that the reason Obama hates Israel is that he is a Muslim.

The Trump Cabinet goes beyond ‘pussy-grabbing’.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, is interviewing for the US Secretary of Agriculture position. Miller’s profile is higher than that of the typical state Agriculture Secretary. Mainly because of a tweet in which he called Hillary Clinton a ‘cunt’.

screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-6-32-11-pmCalled to account, did Miller have the balls to own his misogyny? Of course not. He deleted the tweet. And his staff blamed that ubiquitous social media hacker – who mysteriously only hacks conservative bigots (so not the Russians). Then they said it was a retweet – it wasn’t. Although, what difference that makes is clear only through a hater’s squint.

Should Miller get the job, he’ll fit right in.

 

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