Wind Farms and Broken Promises: Donald Trump’s Tortured History With Scotland – The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/12/donald-trump-scotland-golf/421065/
Doing a bit of research on the Trumpster after watching “trumped”, a documentary about his wanting to build a golf course in Scotland. You could have used his presidential campaign to replace how he acted in the documentary without skipping a beat. Same words. Same comments. Same whining temperament. Quite frightening

Shock Poll: Troops Prefer Trump by 29 Points Over Clinton – Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/09/military-times-survey-troops-prefer-trump-clinton-huge-margin/
As sergeant Schultz might say on hearing this, We know nothing. Nothing!
And yet here we are with Trump. We all certainly needed a shakeup. But Trump?

Watch “Donald Trump vs Hydraulic Press – Lets make America great again” on YouTube


It’s a rainy, blustery Sat., and apparently I have way too much time on hand! As the Donald would say, I’m not violent. It doesn’t mean anything. I’m the most peaceful non violent person ever! Believe me! No one’s more peaceful than me!
OK. Now where’s all that time I had… hmmm… somewhere around here…

Trump should be no Surprise

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It’s taken me awhile to understand how people could go for Trump.

In retrospect, it seems so obvious as to the reason why. Americans are spoiled. Living in the most prosperous country ever, we have at our beck and call a mind numbing choice of just about anything we desire.

Just the other day I went to the drugstore to get a feminine hygiene product for my wife who is recovering from pneumonia. This product is not something to enhance beauty where I can almost see why there are a multitude of choices. This was nothing anyone would ever see. It was simple, or so I thought, feminine pads. It took me 10 minutes to find the ones she uses. To make clear, I am not a stupid male about shopping, or about items women use.

The point of the above is only one of thousands of choices Americans have about everything consumer oriented.

There is a dark side to our consumerism which we have more information than ever about. The environmental costs of all these choices in our consumer oriented culture is staggering. I won’t go into those here. The point is even though we know in large part many of these costs we continue to ignore them to a great extent. The rationalizations are endless and we’ve heard them.

And so it is with Trump. Even though we see on a daily, if not hourly, basis the most obvious, heinous lies and statements, a considerable portion of the electorate still wants to, “Make America Great” again.

When asked about these statements, supporters inevitably say, “He’s just speaking about things we feel”. So we have a presidential candidate who taps into the darkest leanings of America and has legitimized them in a way reminiscent of George Wallace and his ilk. Forward to the past.

So his amazingly solid and stable support really isn’t surprising when viewed in the light of consumerism. Americans have always been able to fool themselves. The difference this time, is how obvious it is. Trump is only using our gullibility, to fool ourselves in the public arena.

Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says – Feb. 8, 2016

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html

Too optimistic? Bernie was at one point also. Given much is infrastructure, Roosevelt would be proud. Don’t let the socialist label get you. Much of our country is socialist: roads, welfare, corporate tax breaks, military. We use socialism as a way to justify capitalism even as people vote against there own interests because the powers that be have been so effective at making socialism out to be contrary to our best interests. In actuality, we benefit from both.