Mike Not Trump -- because Trump is oh so boring and easy to figure out
I really enjoyed the January 26 lead at Aeon, "It’s
complicated / Human ingenuity has created a world that the mind cannot
master. Have we finally reached our limits?" ( https://aeon.co/essays/is-technology-making-the-world-indecipherable ), but is it more than a physical modeling of Godel's mathematical theorems of incompleteness?
David Allen Turpin and his wife Louisa Anna Turpin are the couple
charged with putting their children in chains and abusing them.
NBC reports at https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-torture-house-13-siblings-allowed-eat-once-day-shower-n838671 that David's mother Betty "told her he had so many kids because God
wanted him to, and that he shared her Pentecostal Christian faith
.... 'I feel they were model Christians.... Lord knows what
happened.'" Now, if Moslem parents had done this, what would the
Trump Shite House say? Would the Shite House call this a hate
crime by Pentecostals?
Let's dump the Cochise County Building Code, and get some support for
services that benefit rural areas. The San Pedro Valley paper
reports -- http://www.bensonnews-sun.com/news/article_c098c7f6-2494-11e7-a9f9-6f3bce586942.html
-- that the population from Sierra Vista to Douglas is dropping like a
rock -- the "4th fastest population decline in US." Let's use that info
to evaluate the county Building Code. The Code is only 13 years old;
the County Supervisors passed it in 2004, for rural areas only. The
main argument for the Code was that the population was skyrocketing,
but the Supervisors also wanted to generate money from Code fees. But
people aren't moving here, they're fleeing -- so is the Code raising
money, or is it a drag on the County budget? Let's see the numbers, and
if the reasons for passing the Code 13 years ago have turned out to be
flops, then let's cut our losses, dump the Code, and apply some of the
funds freed up for things that people really need, like roads and
libraries. The Elfrida library, for instance, needs more support
than it's getting from the County.
Vice President Pence: Pence won't eat alone with a woman not his wife. Does he figure that he
is so attractive that any woman will jump his bones at any opportunity?
Or does he find the presence of any woman so unbearably exciting that
he will rape her if no one stops him? He will offer an excuse from the
Bible, but the Bible says lots of things, and fundamentalists ignore
whatever isn't convenient to them. What matters is what in Pence's
brain made him choose the particular excuse he chose -- woman as
universal seducer or man as universal rapist. What a theocratic creep
to have next to the presidency, in a country in which government is not
supposed to be ridden by religion.
Attorney General Sessions: In a debate, a clear marker that the
other side can't win a fair argument is that they refuse to state your
side honestly, but instead argue against a side you are not taking.
Sessions gave an example of this on April 20, by criticizing people for
"psychoanalyzing" Trump as to his anti-Islamic position. Now,
psychoanalysis is a long process of privately digging into hidden
feelings; Trump, however, hasn't hidden his anti-Islamic feelings, he's
shouted them as loudly as he could. He's like a bully who goes around
saying "I hate redheads, and I'm going to kick the next one I see" --
then sees a redhead and kicks him to death -- then argues "Redhead?
Redhead? Who said anything about redheads? I did? Just a coincidence!"
It's been clear for a long time that Trump is a lying, cowardly bully;
it just became clear that Sessions is one too. O, for a government of
honest people again.