Friday, June 24, 2016

Cuckoo Birds of a Feather Flock Together...

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Donald J. Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president of The United States, continues to display on the world stage his basic ignorance. Well, maybe it isn't really ignorance per se. Perhaps he is just so wrapped up in himself and his self perceived greatness that he hasn't time to learn the details of world shaping events. Unless of course it is to feed into his xenophobia and megalomania which he will use to poison the US political environment further.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump was asked about the upcoming vote in the U.K. about leaving the European Union. The reporter asked, “And Brexit? Your position?” Trump replied, “Huh?”

“Brexit,” the reporter repeated. “Hmm,” Trump responded, apparently unfamiliar with the term.

With this exchange in mind, consider what the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on Twitter this morning:
“Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!”
What Trump may not realize, or really even be able to fully understand, is that Scotland is “going wild” because Scottish voters overwhelmingly voted against leaving the E.U. Locally, people aren’t celebrating – because they see this as a disaster.

Trump proceeded to hold a press conference in Scotland, against the backdrop of one of the most important political moments in the modern history of the United Kingdom, where he spoke at great length, and in great detail, about his new golf resort. The Republican candidate boasted about refurbished holes on his course, plumbing, putting greens, and zoning considerations.

Even by the low standards of Donald J. Trump, it was among the most baffling press conferences anyone has ever seen. The entirety of Scotland is reeling; the future of the U.K. and the continent is uncertain; and an American presidential candidate arrived to deliver a testimonial about a country club and how fond he is of the design of a golf course.

Wait, it gets worse.

Of course one of Trump's most ardent supporters, 1/2 term governor of Alaska, and failed 2008 GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin weighed in.

If you thought Donald Trump’s take on the Brexit was idiotic… well, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Sarah Palin’s scorching take.

On her Facebook page Friday, Palin cheered on voters in the United Kingdom for voting to leave the European Union. While this in and of itself was predictable, Palin passed Go and collected a $200 one-way ticket to Crazyville Station by spouting conspiratorial rhetoric worthy of Alex Jones.

“Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me,” Palin wrote/sputtered on Facebook. “America can learn an encouraging lesson from this. It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest.

Yeah, like the incoherent Palin has even a clue what is in our best interests. Sort of like the narcissist demagogue she supports for president of the USA.



  1. The more evidence that piles up to show Trump's bottomless stupidity, the more his supporters stubbornly stick with the idiot. That says more about them than it does about him. The Trumpistas say what happened in Britain presages what will happen here in November. We're not Britain. Right now Trump is disliked by 70% of the American people. I don't see that changing because of what happened in Britain.

    1. What happened in Britain is just the beginning, every one is pissed at this Onama region

    2. Incoherent babble as you are always wont to do SPM.

      Thanks for stopping by. Don't let the door hit you in the keister on your way out.

    3. "...every one is pissed at this Onama region..."

      But is every two or three or four pissed?

      And where is this Onama region? Is it only in the pristine frontal lobes of what's left of Speak Your Mind's brain?

    4. Probably. Perhaps SYM will offer clarification in the attempt to "enlighten" us. Word has it (in certain circles) his "intellect" and "wisdom" is legendary.

  2. Calling the EU a one world government is like calling the US a one world government because it binds 50 states together. However, Palin would be the perfect VP formTrump. After all, the ignorant must stick together.

  3. Lest we get too carried away... remember that there is still the possibility of a Trump Presidency. The US still has plenty of older, white, under educated folks who adore the Trump/Palin rhetoric.

  4. That is true Dave. There are some younger ill informed people who love Trump's rhetoric as well.

  5. States of the union that want OUT:

    Texit - The Lone Star State goes supernova.
    Axit - Alabama's gay rights policy
    Missit - (they never did found it)
    Gixit - aka, the moonshine referendum
    Nixit - North Chinalina nihilism
    Sixit - counting fingers in South Carolina

  6. Presumably the Brits appreciated Palin's message. "Blimey, Mates, that ditsy colonist is spouting poppycock
    again. Thankfully, she doesn't use the King's English. ..Any of you lads speak Alaskan?"

  7. Brexit is a move away from economic liberalization. Which the plutocrats of the world desire, hence the negative economic impact. The xenophobic Right is onboard due to their hatred for brown people. Regardless, in the long run this will be good for Britain. Because desperate people from poorer European nations are willing to work for less, costing Brits (lost jobs/lower pay). Gary Johnson wants an open border with Mexico for the same reason (lower pay for workers means more money for the plutocrats).

  8. Actually Gary Johnson, as far as I know does not advocate for lower wages. If you have definitive data or statements confirming he does feel free to post it.

    Gary id not a plutocrats as far as I know.

  9. According to here Johnson is in favor of eliminating all federal wage standards. To me that means no federal minimum wage. Perhaps he favors each state setting their own minimum wage without a federal floor which limits the low end.

  10. Gary Johnson: Yes, we should have open borders. (source)

    Bernie Sanders: Should we have a completely open border so that anyone can come in the United States of America? If that were to happen, which I strongly disagree with, there is no question in my mind that that would substantially lower wages in this country. (source).

  11. If you believe that business is the most important thing, then completely open bourders and no minimum wage is your wet dream. If you believe that the welfare of the American citizen is the most important thing, then a livable minimum wage and an immigration policy with sufficient checks and balances is in our best interests.

  12. Sensible immigration, including annual quotas, with appropriate and sufficient checks and balances is good policy.

    Business supplies goods and services to meet consumer demands and in the process of doing so creates employment for multi millions.

    A livable minimum wage would obviously be different for a single person than it would be for a family of three, four, etc. Food for thought and discussion.

    Final thought Jerry. For a market to be free it must be reasonably regulated. Totally unregulated markets are the pathway to monopolies. In short the survival of the fittest. Without competition there exists now downward pressure on the price for commodities.

  13. "For a market to be free it must be reasonably regulated."

    Therein lies the problem. Free market believers think a free market means an unregulated market. They do not understand the difference..

  14. I see George Will has left the Republicans.

    I've forgotten about this guy. But a couple of weeks ago, I found a column by him condemning the modern-era antisemitism which is so well accepted by many. And now this.

    Good for him.

  15. Trump, with his loyal Trumpians and their active support for, as well as full acceptance of, his nativist nationalist xenophobic rhetoric are responsible Will's decision to leave the GOP. He is also encouraging other conservative to do the same and not vote for Trump. Even given it could elect HRC.

    Both of his actions, condemning anti-Semitism and leaving the present Trumpian GOP are goof and principled actions. Indeed the GOP and conservatism nred more like Will.

  16. Trump, with his loyal Trumpians and their active support for, as well as full acceptance of, his nativist nationalist xenophobic rhetoric are responsible Will's decision to leave the GOP. He is also encouraging other conservative to do the same and not vote for Trump. Even given it could elect HRC.

    Both of his actions, condemning anti-Semitism and leaving the present Trumpian GOP are goof and principled actions. Indeed the GOP and conservatism nred more like Will.

  17. The question remains based on this string of comments, who are you going to vote for, the Crazy or the Criminal? I would love another option, but those seem in very short supply. We can hope that Trump would surround himself with industry experts, like Reagan did, to help him govern. Be we know that the Criminal would continue the use of scholars that have never worked a day in their life. I am saddened by this election, but I am hearing a lot of bashing, but no answers or alternatives. This is beneath this group of august intellectuals. It is fun to pick on the weak, but it is truly sad to see from this group.

    1. Hi Sandy, glad you stopped by.

      Speaking for myself I do not consider myself "an intellectual". I do however read and make the honest effort to consider and weigh different viewpoints. Then I decide for
      myself where to come down on the issues and who to support.

      Given everything I know and aligning this with my core principles I cannot support or vote for DJT, period.

      I cannot nor will I support a narcissistic megalomaniac with dangerously elevated levels of nativism who rather than speaking honestly and factually chooses to play on fear. He is a demagogue and he is dangerous.

      The choice remains between the lesser of two evils.

      DJT is the greater IMNHO.

    2. Been really busy saving NC from wet coal ash, so haven't been to busy on the web. I basically shutdown my blog because I just don't have the time to keep up with everything and based on the current choices don't have the heart to fight one way or another. The choices suck.

      I agree that there is narcissistic megalomaniac in the running for President, but the real truth is there are two. Hillary truly believes that she is above it all and deserves to be President. The lesser of two evils is four to eight more of the status quo? I know the unknown is scary, but I would rather have a guy that is open and buffoonish verses the sneaky criminal that feels they are beyond the law.

      BHO has driven this country into an international ditch and Hillary has been collecting checks to look the other way. I am holding out hope for another option that actually has a good plan for fixing this mess and true leadership to drag us out of the pit we are in.

      As always, everyone must vote their individual conscience and do what is right for them and their family, so go forth and do as your conscience drives you.

  18. I guess we cancel each others vote. The glowingly dishonest GOP/fake conservatives are az big, if not bigger liars than the democrats. Democrats are far less so than Trump

  19. Let us hope that whatever the outcome of the election that we can hang on until the next one to correct this travesty of an election.

  20. I guess you are going for the criminal huh RN?
    Actually those who worked with her days she is very difficult,nasty
    And vulgar,which doesn't surprise me when you can see how phony and scripted she is when she is projecting.
    By the way those close to Trump say he is actually very steady handed.

  21. What sort of steady hand does it take to crash the ship into the rocks again and again and again? Trump has run his company into bankruptcy. Do we want him destroying the United States like this?

  22. Love how you mimic Drumpf. Actually the only thing I'm ABSOLUTELY certain of is I will NOT vote for the demagogoue narcissist megalomaniac Trump.

    Johnson is still a possibility for me, if voting for him insures Trump's defeat.

    BTW Lisa, I remind you Drumpf is the documented biggest liar of em all, he has stiffed many with his Trump "U" scam, he has had several bankruptcy proceedings, and there is so much more if you take the time to dig.

    Oh yeah, he was a BIG birther conspiracist, we're still waiting for that big find (bombshell) his
    researchers uncovered. LMAO!

    As long as Trump loses I'm happy. That does not mean I'm satisfied with the winning candidate. But it gives for years for a FULLY COMPETENT and PRINCIPLED individual to surface.

    1. I allowed the link Lisa because I am well aware of this. Further, in regards to this post it is completely and totally irrelevant. An attempt to deflect away from truth and derail the thread.

      I will tell you this much Lisa, I, as many who are against Trump, are by far bigger non conformists than you and your fellow reichwingers over at your site. I despise Trump and all he blathers about. I dislike HRC. This fight is about defeating a narcissistic, misogynistic, bigoted megalomaniac who demagogues issues and plays on uncertainty and fear.

      I'll wait until 2020 in the hopes of a HONEST, PRINCIPLED, CAPABLE, and QUALIFIED indivisdal to surface. But I won't be holding my breath.

  23. And let's remember who started the birther movement .
    If you did your research you would have known but has-been scrubbed from any sites that Barry's Kenyan Grandma admitted to the American
    Presss that he was born in Nairobi and after that interview the African Gov't would not allow her to speak-to the press . Of course
    you will call anyone crazy who questions dear leader because according to you the democrats rarely lie as we see coming out now regarding Benghazi exposing more of this incompetent administration.

    1. If YOU did YOUR research, Lisa, you'd have found out that what you wrote is completely wrong. The "grandma" that was mistranslated isn't even President Obama's biological grandmother. But aside from that, what is important is the fact that she was misquoted through a mistranslation in the interview by McCrae, then what was mistranslated was corrected again, and again and again. However, the dishonest birther, McCrae, who heard the mistranslation conveniently left that out. It's all HERE.

      But what's astounding to me is the fact that you and many other rabid radical right wingers still bitterly cling to the birther fantasy. You're not a bit interested in truth, only in lies that confirm your prejudices.

      In 2012 Donald Trump told America that he had "his people" in Hawaii finding "amazing" things about President Obama's birth certificate. What exactly were those amazing things? Where is the report from Trump's people's findings?

      Nowhere? How strange.

      Do you, Lisa, actually BELIEVE Trump's people found "amazing things" about Obama's birth certificate and then decided not to share those things with the American people to PROVE Mr. Obama was not born here? Do you?

      You are so easily duped. It's really pitiable.

  24. You, like your buddy FreeThinke love conspiracy theories and your research sources are always less than credible.

    Live the conspiratorial dream Lisa. Support Drumpf.


  25. If our current native-born American President had indeed been born in Nairobi, I would not care. It wouldn't matter.

  26. As a 6/9/2016 Atlantic article points out "while many of the Clinton cases involve suspicion and shadowy links, many of Trump's are fully documented in court cases and legal proceedings". These "suspicions" having been cultivated by the infamous "vast Rightwing conspiracy", the participants of which have been after the Clintons for decades. And yet nothing seems to stick. I'm thinking because the charges are largely bogus. Lisa says HRC is a "criminal"... but given all the money Congressional GOPers have spent looking into Clinton wrongdoings... where are the charges? Fact is, no presidential nominee has been investigated more than HRC, yet she's still (very likely) going to not be charged AND elected president.

    1. The $7 million Benghazi congressional investigations are an example of political hypocrisy: 4 Americans killed in a consulate attack...oh, the shame of Mrs. Clinton. Any informed person would
      realize that embassy and consulate attacks were the norm during both the Reagan and Bush-2 administrations. Reagan's Beirut adventure, between the Marine barracks and the embassy there
      resulted in the deaths of 258 Americans (the math? 258/4 = 64 Benghazis. The Bush administration
      suffered a number of embassy attacks: 87 americans killed...17 Benghazis. The senate and congressional probes? None. On 9-11 2606 New Yorkers were killed..651 Benghazis. So, that stuff
      happens. A lot. But if it is Hillary, the ill-informed creep out from the shadows. What would
      polictics be without blatant hypocrisy?

    2. BB,
      Based on your information, obviously the democrats are not as interested in placing blame and responsibility for terrorism as are the republicans. {sarcasm}

  27. Of course it wouldn't ,even if you were lied to.
    Of course the dems are just true blue ,No lies,no crimes and they just loooooove brown people.Just ask them, they will tell you

  28. And so Lisa, are you resting your case on your last comment?

  29. I'm not a Dem, Lisa. I prefer to evaluate President Obama on what he does, not on entirely inconsequential matters such as where he was born...

    Which was in the US anyway.

  30. What is her case, Vote for Trump because Obama was born in Nairobi???

  31. The sad reality is that if you would only vote for politicians who never lied, you would never vote.

    But then again, who of us has never lied? Perhaps Lisa? She doesn't lie. She only says false facts.

  32. Lisa, are you the person who said they post "false facts"? Could you tell us what those are? Or are you fundamentally unable to answer direct questions?

  33. Dave, I think we will be waiting a long time for a coherent Trump supporter to show up here.

  34. Haha, Jersey.

    Shaking my head, but you certainly called it on Trump winning and going far.

  35. Maybe Will "Get No Readers" Hart is a Trump fan? I have no idea, but I would not be surprised

    But it seems that his number of yearly posts is inversely proportional to the number of commenters.

    1. We note, dmarks, that dividing by zero is a mathematical enigma. Some times when computers try it
      anyway, they freeze into a meaningless loop. So, I'll give you a 'mostly true' on the Will Meter.

  36. Good observation regarding Contra O'Reilly dmarks.

    Last I knew Will is a staunch anarcho-capitalist.


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