• Tiresome Things of 2018:

    December 31, 2018

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    Posted in: Democracy, Trump


    Tiresome things of 2018:

    “News” that is just stuff someone tweeted;

    “News” that is just repeating what a late night TV host said;

    “News” reported on one web site which is just a rewrite of a story on another web site;

    Deification by the left of scum from the right like McCain, Mattis, Clapper, Comey, Brennan, et al, only because they said something bad about Trump;

    Desperate creation of insta-heroes to satisfy some greater political goal (‘Dem Parkland Kids, the cult of ‘Notorious’ RGB, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Friggin’ Beto), empty heros in a time of disappointment and cynicism;

    Movements which claim they have changed everything because their hashtag trended on Twitter;

    All media abandoning even the pretence of objectivity in favor of advocacy but pretending they are still objective;

    The primacy of “sources say…” over anything resembling actual fact-gathering;

    “Fact checking” that is actually partisan gaming of information;

    Idiots thrilled when bad things happen (like stock market declines) because they think it validates their Trump hate;

    Idiots over-dramatizing bad things (like stock market declines) into evidence the world is ending, fascism is taking over, end of democracy, time to worry, walls closing in, tick tock;

    Idiots hoping for more bad things to happen, like a doomsday cult does, because they think that will hasten the end of Trump;

    People who have been saying “Just wait” for three years now into Russiagate. We’re waiting.

    That most social media which isn’t cat pictures is now endless self-promotion because everyone is a brand or selling something or demanding we follow them or friend them or like them or thumbs up them;

    People who just read the headlines and media which writes headlines which are not reflective of the actual content;

    The way transpeople have become progressives’ adopted bestest minority of the moment;

    Over-use of the word “folk”;

    Insta-hate that finds some way to make anything Trump does from the dramatic to the mundane evil and wrong;

    Historical revisionism that turns people like George W. Bush into kindly old men sharing candies with Goddess Michelle instead of thugs who dragged America into war and recession and forever damaged our nation’s credibility by torturing human beings;

    Anything that starts with “As a ____” (woman, POC, Kurd, left handed Asian-American) because you know the rest is just going to be someone whining about how life is unfair, the system unjust, the deck stacked, because they are a ____ and can comment with the full authority for everyone ____ everywhere because they are a ____ and you are not;

    Discussions on immigration policy that dead-end when someone has to tearfully tell us about how his great grandfather didn’t speak English, forestalling any serious attempt to look at broader policy in the 21st century.

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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      And Cut and pasted tiresome things of 2017, which was cut and pasted tiresome things of 2016, which was cut and pasted tiresome things of…

      12/31/18 9:11 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      In summary, the more things change…

      12/31/18 9:55 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The biggest tiresome thing is a bloated defense budget that nobody wants to address. Spend billions on planes and aircraft carriers we don’t need, who cares! So give Trump his $5 billion for the Wall and add some useless weapons, perhaps sharks in the moat with lasers, and put it in under the defense budget that never will be audited.

      12/31/18 12:16 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Wishes for the new year: Tourists will eventually gawk at F-22 Raptor tail fins sticking out of desert terrain near Cadillac Ranch. That would never be a tiresome reality to me!

      12/31/18 12:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...

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      BDS. Stop the Wars. Happy New Year.

      12/31/18 2:50 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Springsteen’s draft induction joking has become tiresome. The Vietnam draft was the defining crucible of manhood for most of us in the late 1960s.

      01/1/19 10:10 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...

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      Does Bruce support BDS ? We need peas!

      01/1/19 10:29 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      And they say Trump is the crazy one:

      TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball … if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger. Watch to the end! @AFGlobalStrike @Whiteman_AFB #Deterrence #Assurance #CombatReadyForce #PeaceIsOurProfession

      01/1/19 11:03 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...

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      Ru Guilliani talked about Wikileaks and was interesting. Truth …

      01/1/19 11:56 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Truth: Trumpie will be fired like a Mad Dog.

      01/1/19 12:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The most tiresome thing of 2018: giving voice to the hopelessly stupid. Jenny McCarthyism

      01/1/19 12:31 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Rich Bauer 2017: “Just wait until Mueller drops the hammer on Trump.” Rich Bauer in 2018: ” Just wait until Mueller dumps on Trump.” Rich Bauer in 2019: Just wait until Mueller tears Trump a new a..hole.” Bauer in 2020: Just wait until Mueller buries Trump.” Rich Bauer in 2021: Just wait until Mueller destroys Trump”. Bauer in 2022 etc etc etc.

      01/2/19 6:47 PM | Comment Link

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