Who Can Take on Donnie?

A holy trinity of three people, that’s who. Stormy Daniels, LaVar Ball and now Omarosa. How do they succeed where others fail? Because they play Donnie’s game, and they play it just as hard as he does. They have no limits on the extremes they will go to. He can call Omarosa a lowlife and a dog, and she goes, “Here’s a tape of me being offered 15 grand a month to not say what I know about you. Bow wow.” What was she thinking in turning that down? First, fifteen grand is chump change on her horizon and besides, you are all big on when hit, hit back harder. “Well, welcome to the big leagues of hitting hard, you fat fuck,” says the black, female Donnie.

Update:

Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged

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Yahoo News

© 2018 Joseph Galligan

OK So You Hate the Federal Government

So here’s the deal. You do not have to pay any money to the IRS, but:

  • You cannot drive on interstate highways
  • Neither you nor your children can enlist in any branch of the U.S. military
  • If you are on a sinking boat, you cannot be rescued by the Coast Guard
  • You cannot take any medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration
  • You cannot take part in any clinical trial sponsored in any way by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • You cannot receive any medical therapy that is a direct result of NIH research
  • No illness you develop can be reported to the Centers for Disease Control
  • You cannot receive medical care from any doctor who had their medical education paid for in lieu of national service
  • You cannot receive medical care from any health care professional who was trained in the U.S. military
  • You cannot visit any national park, camp in any national forest or enroll in senior discount programs for these locations
  • You cannot lease any land or exploration rights from the Department of the Interior or any other federal agency
  • You cannot buy a house under any Department of Housing and Urban Development program
  • Your funds in bank accounts cannot be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • If you farm, your crops cannot be insured by any U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, and you are also not eligible for any USDA subsidy programs
  • If you are having trouble buying enough food, you are not eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also a USDA program
  • If your property is destroyed in a flood, hurricane, earthquake or tornado, you are not eligible for any Federal Emergency Management Agency program
  • You cannot fly on any airplane that is under the jurisdiction of any federal air traffic control agency
  • Even if you could fly on an airplane, you cannot be screened by the Transportation Security Agency
  • If you live near a Superfund site, your property is excluded from remediation by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • If you work in a physically dangerous environment, your particular job in the workplace cannot be protected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If you leave your job, then it can.
  • If you are a veteran, you and no member of your family can receive any benefits or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Your children cannot be enrolled in any school supported by Department of Education programs, including vouchers for private/charter schools
  • Your college-age students are ineligible for Pell Grants and cannot submit a Federal Student Aid form for any other tuition assistance
  • Your smart phone is not eligible for protection under any Federal Communications Commission program
  • You cannot drive an over-the-road truck because you are not eligible for any Federal Traffic Safety Administration certifications
  • You cannot get a passport from the U.S. Department of State
  • If you are in trouble in a foreign country, you cannot get help from the State Department (except you are unlikely to be in a foreign country because you can’t get a passport)

Enjoy your tax-free life.

© 2018 Joseph Galligan

What Donnie Really Thinks

In the news:

Salmon farmers in California fear Trump will destroy their industry

Who cares? I never eat fish.

New warnings about cuts to Social Security and Medicare are a reason to worry

Not for me.

Trump Privately ‘Fearful’ That Don Jr. ‘Wandered Into Legal Jeopardy’: Reports

My son is a good boy. He loves me.

If Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, legal fight would go to Supreme Court: Trump lawyer

I don’t care about Supreme Court. I stacked it. And I still won’t release my tax returns.

John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn’t Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

John Kasich is an ugly  loser.

Melania Trump ‘Wasn’t Taking Sides’ In LeBron James and Donald Trump Twitter Feud

After all I’ve done for her.

Kellyanne Conway Says Journalists Not ‘Enemy Of The People’ But Defends Trump’s Attacks

The people are the people at my rallies. They love me. The people who hate me are not the people. The people who love me are the people. Therefore, I am the people.

Barack Obama Turns 57 With Sweet Tributes From Wife Michelle, Justin Timberlake & More

All a bunch of disgusting losers.

Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

A real man. I loved all his movies.

Trump rants incoherently on trade then says there is ‘so much happening in space’, during rambling Ohio rally speech

Not a rant! Our highways are crawling with Chinese cars! Disgusting.

Donald Trump Insults LeBron James’ Intelligence on Twitter

How smart can a basketball player be anyway? He never even went to college.

WALL STREET WARNS: Trump’s trade policies could bring the US back to an economic horror from the 1970s

Look what I’ve done for the stock market. They love my tax cuts. The Chinese and Germans would be losers if they weren’t ripping us off. Those Chinese cars make me very, very angry! And I don’t really understand what the big deal about soybeans is.

© 2018 Joseph Galligan

 

 

Something Related to Something I Posted on Facebook

In reference to the SNL skit Black Jeopardy! I noted on FB that this skit, especially the one with Tom Hanks, is the best thing ever to get at why some well-meaning white people do more harm to black people than good.

Here is a perfect example from the comedian D.L. Hughley. I am not going to use the “n word” here even though I would be quoting him directly.

Hughley says: Some people got upset about the word n—– in Huckleberry Finn. So they went in and changed everywhere it said n—– to “slave.” I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be called a n—– than a slave. You call me a n—– I won’t like it, but at least I get to go home to my own house. You call me a slave, I gotta go to your house. That’s how that shit works.”

Changing n—– to slave is an ultimate ham-handed action taken by what my father called “do gooders.” Like “My name is Josh/Jason/Olivia/Emily, and I’m here to help you.” You know what? Stop with the help.

The Body vs the Bozo

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2017/01/19/before-donald-trump-there-was-jesse-ventura

The supposed antecedent to Donald Trump as President is not really that, given that Ventura had actually been mayor of a large city and actually accomplished things for the average citizen of Minnesota. The primary similarity is neither one expected to win the election. I still maintain that Donnie’s activities with the Russians related to his organized crime syndicate are what is being covered up and why he won’t release income taxes. He screwed all this up when he went and won the election. And now his ego can’t look past the fact that a perfect storm of events put him in the White House.

We can hope another similarity is Donnie won’t run for re-election like The Body did.

Meanwhile, Putin just smiles.

© 2018 Joseph Galligan

Taphophobia Unites Humanity

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-11/cave-rescues-that-captivated-the-world/9961756

The great Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung noted that certain elements of dreams, what he called “archetypes,” are common among the indigenous people of Australia and the Arctic. These people have never interacted culturally, yet their dreams form around these same archetypes. The same is true for the bond-trading bro in Manhattan and the nomadic man in Mongolia. There appears to be these common threads in the human psyche, which I believe are rooted in what is called “junk DNA” (never mind why).

Something else all humans seem to share is an ancient fear of being buried alive (called taphophobia), which explains why there was such a massive, transnational response to the recent discovery and rescue of the soccer team in a cave in Thailand. Every day, a vastly larger number of children are starved, bombed, poisoned and shot to death around the world, to the shrugs of most other humans. But if they are trapped in a cave, that’s different because of taphophobia. (This is not to say that the boys and their coach did not deserve their heroic rescue.)

This common fear also seems to apply to animals. All around the world, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are wandering around lost and disconnected from the human support many need to survive, and again, shrugs from most human quarters. But if a dog or cat or horse or elephant or leopard is trapped in a well, as often happens, the transpolitical or trans-social response is intense. (Search “animal trapped in well” on Google.)

Imagine the difference if all the migrant children taken from their families were trapped in a cave instead of put in baby jails (7/14: numerous editorial cartoons from past week make this same point).

© 2018 Joseph Galligan