Monday, December 28, 2015

Schlong and Short of It ~ Trump Plays Misogyny Card Against Hillary

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Donald Trump is a big, loud, hateful Misogynist. So what else is new?

When Hillary had to take a bathroom break during the latest Democratic debate, Trump made his disgust known:

From Washington Post:
"I know where she went -- it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it," Trump said, screwing up his face, as the crowd laughed and cheered. "No, it's too disgusting. Don't say it, it's disgusting."

Disgusting - because I guess men never go to the bathroom, right?

Bernie Sanders opined: “This is a guy who wants to be president of the United States. He must have a very unusual relationship with women.”

Unusual, indeed. He hates women.

Trump also said that Obama beating Hillary during the 2008 Primary was a case of her getting "Schlonged." Yes, "Schlonged." And he used it as a verb, which makes it rather a synonym for "F***ed."

TRUMP: Let me just tell you. I may win, I may not win. Hillary, that's not a president. That's not -- she's not taking us -- everything that's been involved in Hillary has been loss. You take a look, even a race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama. I don't know who would be worse. I don't know. How does it get worse? But she was going to beat -- she was favored to win and she got schlonged.

Rachel Maddow believes Trump was confusing "Schlonged" which is Yiddish for "penis," with "Shellacked," meaning beaten:

MSNBC Transcript: Rachel Maddow:
“The Washington Post” reports today the only other time that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been known in public to use the word, forgive me, schlonged, was in 2011 when he was talking about that same 2016 midterm election, that same midterm election in which President Obama very famously described it as having been shellacked and everybody talked about that midterm election using the word shellacking. Donald Trump in 2011 tried to talk about the 2010 shellacked midterms and instead he came out with the term schlonged.

. . . So, maybe this is like a malaprop.

A "malaprop" or "malapropism" means a mistake in word choice, referring to Mrs. Malaprop, a character in the play "The Rivals" by Richard Sheridan, 1775. The character nearly always chooses the wrong word for what she means, which makes her quite humorous to audiences. But Maddow went on to say she didn't believe her own theory:

I told you this was a bad theory. I don`t actually believe this. I don`t actually believe he meant something else and it came out wrong but you know what, it`s Christmastime, and it`s sometimes nice to imagine a nicer world than the one in which we live, one where the Republican Party`s leading presidential candidates, at least their leading presidential candidate, one of them, says stuff like this and does stuff like this.

In fact, Trump has not admitted making any mistakes with that word, and his spokesperson Katrina Pearson played dumb about it on CNN Via Crooks and Liars:
LEMON: Do you think that was -- Katrina, was that off the cuff? Because schlonged usually means, you know, something else.

PIERSON: Well, I think he was meaning like schlonged to the ground, schlonged around, I mean, are we really talking about the definition of a word of Hillary Clinton?

WILSON: Oh, he did not, Katrina. Come on, don't even try that.

PIERSON: What is -- what is schlonged in, Rick? Why don't you tell me what schlong means.

Trump on Twitter:

Hillary's spokesperson tweeted:

Trump then accused Hillary and her camp of playing the "Woman are Degraded Card"

That statement caused Michaela Pereira of CNN to state this on air:

“Is it a card? She is a woman, it’s not really a card.”

But Trump can't stop, and decided to attack Bill Clinton next! Talk about holier than thou! How many times has Trump been divorced again???

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trump Jumps the Shark with Facist Ideas

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Trump has gone full-Facist now, calling for the ban of "All Muslims" in the United States based on their religion. I. just. can't. even.

Dan Rather: "Trump and Cruz are confusing the Bully Pulpit with the BS Pulpit"

GOP: "Doesn't know whether to howl at the moon or check their emails" - Rather

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tra-la-la Shoot Somebody for Christmas

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I have barely blogged at all since the Paris attacks, and then we had the Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado by some guy who yelled "No more baby parts!" (thanks, Carly Fiorina). Then just the other day we had these heavily-armed American dream ISIS wannabes shooting up a hospital in California just because it was there.

So who wants to read headlines anymore anyway? I just stare speechless at my Facebook and Twitter feed, wondering whether we are at the end of modern Civilization in the United States, or if we will finally reach a tipping point that will stop the madness. On any given day, I can't decide where we are.

It's Christmastime and half of the country wants to be cozy and safe and happy. The other half wants Baby Jesus to bring guns for the whole family, and Grandma to have gun pictures with Santa, and the NRA to save them from Evil Obama who is coming to get their precious guns on Christmas Day. And they think and pray about it in church, while sending shoeboxes full of religious stuff to poor children in other countries, but if those same kids come here, they are dirty immigrants with diseases. These faux-Christians wouldn't even let Mary and Joseph into the Manger - they send them back to the desert and who the hell cares what happens to their baby? Thus endeth the Christmas Story, brought to you by Donald Trump and the NRA deacons of the Gun Church.

My hero this week is Igor Volsky, a journalist with Think Progress, who started calling out politicians who took the easy road by sending "Thoughts and Prayers" to the victims of various shootings and their families. It's just not enough at this point! This lip service without any forward-thinking policy is a crime.

NRA: Demons at our Door