Thursday, October 20, 2016

War on Democracy


"I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win," Trump told supporters here in his first comments since the final debate. ( 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Poor poor Melania . . .

Poor poor Melania

A friend opined that Melania's life, as a Trump wife, is a living hell.

My view is betcha she doesn’t think her life is a living hell, because it isn't, coming as she does from small-town (or as my brother might have said, Dumbfuck) Slovenia and emerging in upscale Manhattan.

Monday, October 17, 2016

This presidential election is unlike any other I've known. It's taken over, is a 24/7 kind of thing. I don't even escape it in my dreams, having dreamt Trump twice that I know of. The dream I remember best was far from pleasant — he was a confused, distracted, bully who wanted to invade my space — but not as nightmarish as the reality.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

No Demons . . . they don't exist . . .

Trump is tearing himself apart. Much as I despise him and heartily wish his ruin, it's not a comforting sight. It's crazy and, why not admit it, a little frightening. As in, something terrible is about to happen, something you might want to shield your children or grandchildren from.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rings, rings of power . . .

Interesting that Trump is turning his endless, sweeping, lunatic wrath on the likes of Ryan.

Cruz bowed down, or, if you will, kissed the Ring.

Christie wants in and has lowered his considerable girth — aka big fat ass — enough to enact the kiss of obeisance. (If the punishment fits the crime this crimeball of a NJ governor will be run over in the left lane of the GW Bridge — on some TV show. It's bound to happen. Law & Order, Blacklist, the plot is coming together.)

Giuliani, well, it's hard to describe how loathsome he has become, not that he was much less loathsome before, before he, too, knelt before the one Ring.

Question: Don't these assholes read about rings? The prehistory?

There is, for example, the Lord of the Rings. Many have heard of it. In it, The One Ring is finally reduced to atoms in Mount Doom, and with it, all those who had succumbed to its power.

They wander witless in the world.

Wagner takes up the theme of the Rings in his Nibelung saga. To summarize, all the complexities detailed in the Wagnerian ring cycle, which I won't trouble to summarize here, since the story extends over four long operas, have to do craving for a Ring, Ring of power.

Rings, rings, rings.

Rings of power,
Iphone rings,
Rhine maidens,

Ryan hasn't thoroughly bowed down. His approach to the Trumpian Ring of Power can be compared to a checked swing. Did the batter follow through or didn't he?

Ryan, Ryan, which side is he on?

He reminds me of Gollum. . . who, miscreant that he was, had some use in destroying the Ring, that One Ring of Power.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Second Debate

The Times

compiled and published ongoing responses to the Second Debate by many of its writers, including Judith Shulevitz. Shulevitz thought Clinton lacking in her response to Trump. I felt something similar, and it made the debate hard to watch. There was a stifled, airless cum unreal quality about it.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Monsters are real — and human.

I'd like to praise Donald Trump for, despite himself, exposing deep rifts in this country better than any other candidate. Before you call me an apologist, let me say I am a Trump detester of inordinate degree. And yet, it must be granted that inadvertently Trump has done much better than Sanders, for example, at pointing to genuine problems of our culture and economic system.