Obviously, our president cannot form a clear thought in answer to a question and communicate that thought. He an embarrassment to our nation every time he speaks.
On the good side, we’re going to see a lot of love. Okay?
…will forever be used to define and caricature Conway.
Trump has an incredibly thin skin. Looks like he is threatened by a recount effort underway in Wisconsin.
It appears he actually convinced himself that millions of people voted illegally, and all of those who voted illegally were Clinton voters. Can you spell CONSPIRACY THEORY ? Seriously, does the President-elect not have anything better to do than to create and spread conspiracy theories in a nation that is in desperate need of reconciliation, reunification and reassurance from its future leader?
What is this man thinking?
Who advises this man?
President-elect Donald “grab ’em by the pussy” Trump wants his Vice President-elect protected from the booing public.
The cast of Hamilton was “rude.”
A few weeks ago, while beating up on Trump, I posted about the world’s richest monarchs.
Then I pointed out the richest world leader, with a fortune of $30 billion, is Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. I had never heard of him. I could not pronounce his name. But here he was with Barack Obama:
Little did I know when I posted that the king would die a few days later. I found out that he was revered by his people.
I have a many Thai friends, and I have respect for their feelings, so I might offend some of them here.
However, I can’t muster any respect and support for people that inherit titles from their families and use those titles to suck their country dry of resources so they can live lavishly. This goes for pretty much any monarch in the world. If I had my way, I’d abolish them all.
That’s why I live in the United States, where we do not have monarchs. We have our own elite, inherited wealth from old money, and we’re very far from perfect. But at least we don’t have monarchs that live of the public – while the public works and suffers, often in extreme poverty, outside of the gates of the palaces.
When King of Thailand was dead, the crown prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, took over. Here is a picture of him:
Here is another picture of the King of Thailand with his current wife at the Munich airport.You can see in the eyes of the two men next to the pilots standing at attention in the above photograph that they are not very proud of their king.
As you can see, there is not just the royal couple, there is also the royal dog. The dog’s name purportedly is Foo Foo, the king’s favorite pet. He gave him the title “air marshal.”
I found the 2007 video below which shows him and his third wife, Princess Srirasmi, at a birthday party. It says it’s her party, but watching it, it looks to me more like it’s the dog’s birthday party. Judge for yourself.
If you’re bored with the video, roll forward to 2:50 and enjoy views the wife of the King of Thailand prancing about topless and in a thong.
Srirasmi has since split from the prince after being booted from the Royal Palace in December. He had stripped her and her family of their royal titles.
This is what I call excess of the elite. I wonder how the Thai people feel about that.
Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.
— Donald Trump, Sun City, South Carolina, July 21, 2016
Mormon Fundamentalists tell their followers that if they leave the religion they will never be able to attain the kingdom of God. Of course, Mormons tell their followers a lot of very crazy stuff. If you want to read about some of it, just search for the keyword “Mormon” in this blog.
Christians also condition their members from small childhood on about the concept of “hell” and how terrible it is. No wonder Christians live in fear of hell all their lives. I once had a long conversation with a good friend who was a German Catholic priest. We were young men at the time. He always compared us to Narcissus and Goldmund, the two protagonists of Hermann Hesse’s famous novel. I was Goldmund, the lover of life. He was Narcissus, the erudite cleric. I still remember what he once said when he ran out of arguments for why I should be religious. He said that if he was wrong, after death, he’d never know and nothing would happen. But if I was wrong, I’d have to endure eternity in hell. Did I really want to take that risk?
Apparently, that’s what kept him in his religion. The fear of the consequences of possibly being wrong. 40 years later, he is still a priest.
Muslims tell their followers they’ll be stoned and killed in this world already if they leave the religion. Don’t even ask what their god does to you after you die. Several modern countries have the death penalty for apostasy including: Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Think about it: These countries will kill you if you don’t buy into their religious shit. Some of those countries are our “allies.” Go figure.
Of course, Christians did that too, centuries ago. They just worked it out sooner.
Then there are all those strange religions that make their members proselytize door to door. Those include Jehovah’s Witnesses and, of course, mainstream Mormons. Always on the lookout for more tithes.
And then there are the Jews. They are kind of the opposite. If you can’t prove Jewish roots several generations back, you’re not allowed in. It seems like you can’t really become a Jew. You have to always have been one. They like to keep their religion all to themselves. I actually like that about Judaism. Money, status, focus on education and learning, and tradition, all seem to be basic tenets of Judaism, at least from the uninitiated point of view this atheist.
If I had to pick a religion, I’d be a Jew.
California gave illegal immigrants drivers licenses and college tuition and conservatives said that encouraging immigrants like that would destroy the economy. But it didn’t. Immigrants just take jobs Americans don’t want to do, like raising their children.