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August 14, 2016 Vol. 8 No. 48
TRUMPING THE DUMPSTER
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. Well, never in the eleven years we have been covering American politics have we seen a week quite like this one and the star of the show is a jackass someone taught to sing.
Donald Trump’s dog and pony show style of politics has not only lowered the bar on dignity, truth and justice, it has buried it. His behavior is so erratic that I suspect he has brain damage in conjunction with a likely terminal case of hoof in mouth disease.
That having been said, there is something that disgusts me even more and that is the number of good people who have tried to out-Trump the Dumpster by crafting bigger and better insults.
My notorious Uncle Seamus had little patience for such rhetorical catapult slinging and reminded us each election year that when one gets in a perfume squirting contest with a skunk, nobody comes out smelling like French perfume.
When a man is rich enough to pay off the national debt and buy the flipping country, there can be only one reason for seeking to be its chief executive and that is for the attention it garners him. Like sadists the world over, he thrives on hostility and the grief his behavior causes.
I’d like to wake up just one morning to see the world ignore this imbecile and focus on legitimate aspirants to America’s highest elected office. At my house, we do not talk to what we scrape off on the welcome mat before opening the front door. And that sludge is an evolutionary leap over this motor mouthed moron.
Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.
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I could not pass by the picture of Brazilian teens watching the opening of Rio Olympic games.
They remind me of our gang in childhood so much and of how we, dirty but enjoying the freedom of holidays, climbed the walls of the stadium to enjoy performances whatever they were: sports, concerts, etc. At a certain age, small things make children happy, like just sitting on a tree by the wall, eating seasonal fruits and being enchanted by big lights.
This picture saves a million words as at the moment Rio is not among most prosperous places in the worlds: Brazil’s politics, economy are huge messes as Olympics begin
Another interesting article, “Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around the World,” serves to remind that when big lights are gone, what’s left
Not a secret to anyone, that to be able to stay in professional sports, atheletes cannot avoid using pharmacology to reach record results. As the following article speculates, the next step might be genetic modifying “Lilly King’s disdain is fine, but why not welcome our X-Olympian overlords?“
I recently had a talk with a good friend who has a daughter with such a brilliant physical potential because of good genes of both parents who are former masters of sports. But to the question if they consider sports career for their child, the answer was a categorical “no.” because contemporary professional sports involves way too many risks to health. Why do we need such sports then?
I personally would definitely prefer to watch unenhanced human beings competing in so called Olympic games, as they were when such contests began in ancient Greece.
That’s it for this week, Mishka. Take care, my cousin, and be safe.
Бог любит тебя.
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