Monday, 30 January 2017

Don't worry about Donald Trump

Throughout the 2016 US Presidential debate we were all dismissing the misogynist, racist, ever so slightly facist elements of Donald Trumps personality on the basis that firstly he probably wouldn't win (oops) and then, as the Hilary CIA e-mail story broke and no one seemed bothered about him admitting sexual assaults on camera, on the basis that the checks and balances in place plus real life common sense would kick in and some of his more manic campaign trail promises would be diluted when he gained office.

Not so much so far !

You only have to look this weekend at the immigration and refugee omni-shambles that is on-going to understand that every thing Trump says or does is for real. It might be insane or illogical but if he says it he is considering doing it.

The silliest yet most sinister wall ever to be considered is going to be built. An edifice to his ego and momnumental lack of understanding that both the ladder and the tunnel have been invented.

This brings me to the point of my post. We've all seen this before. Who imagined that when Senator Palpatine ordered Annakin Skywalker to kill all the youngling that he might go on to make a good Emperor. Did the Senate really believe turning to a strongman dictator would improve human (alien) rights for the Galaxy ? Ask all those poor people on Aldaran - oh, wait a minute you can't. They were destroyed by the Emperors New Toy - a planet sized folly of a construct, created to bring 'peace and proseperity' to the Empire which had a fundamental design flaw.

See any parallels - who would have thought that Star Wars could ever become a parallel for modern America ?

Fortunately I live on a little frontier planet called Tattoine England - nothing could ever happen that could involve us in the Galactic Rebellion, could it ?

Monday, 23 January 2017

Alternative Facts = Lies

Obviously over the weekend I have been mulling over Donald Trump's new press secretary and his some what relaxed approach to the truth in terms of the numbers of people who attended the Inauguration on Friday of last week.

This approach to truth was subsequently presented by Kellyanne Conway on NBC (follow this link) as 'alternative facts' and she was (eventually) called on this by the reporter who pointed out that they were in fact false-hoods.

I suspect we need to get used to this sort of thing now that black is white and the moon is in fact a painting on the roof of the giant dome in which we now obviously live.

I just wish alternative facts had existed in 1986 - might have gotten more 'O' Levels myself !

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Welcome to 2017

First post of the New Year and being 100% honest I have been slightly remiss with my social media updates over the Festive Season - very busy with work work at the moment so can'r promise that January is going to be any better.

Can I take this opportunity to wish my loyal readers a Happy New Year and thanks for your on-going support.

Have started the year as 'Mister Angry' though, a local Skip company (their depot is just down the road from my house) and for years we've avoided their (very large) skip trucks careening around the neighbourhood. This morning they nearly ran me and my dog over when speeding so I've complained - no reply yet !

Love a good moan at authority though !!!

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