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Another DU'er just commented in a post of mine

about that very thing. It hadn't occurred to me til just then. Remember a few months ago, when it was being said that tRump was now getting comfortable with the presidency? How he was learning the ropes, the shoes were breaking in, he was learning the limits/extents of what he can do? I think that was about how he was learning to "work it" to benefit him.

I think he's working the market in at least two ways:

First, getting his/javanka's/associates' financial ducks in order before he intentionally creates chaos. They can buy/sell, however they will, to take advantage of projected turns before he initiates some hare-brained tweet, comment, policy, etc. that riles the markets. Win/win for them.

Second, as you said, unblock: working it til right before the election, then he can unleash the bull by rescinding some of the selected shit that he's doing in order to pop the markets. Win/win for them and maybe the GOP. True bullshit. Truly evil. That whole group of miscreants truly needs to be cast out. Or rather, cast in, as into prison.

Of course, how do we know, prove or stop that is what they are up to?

The patriotic American commercial I want to see:

fade in to a laughing, engaged family eating dinner, then "These people pay their fair share of taxes",

fade out and back in to a bustling small business on Main St., then "So does this business",

fade out and back in to the regional power plant, then "This corporation does too",

fade out to black for a second or so, fade in to a frown-faced tRump, staring at the camera with his arms folded, while behind Resolute, then "This man does not",

fade out to black, and the on-screen script says "Why not?" fade slowly to back.

This commercial might take 15-20 seconds and repeated often enough, who knows?

Perhaps, but if that process started

and with a corresponding wind shift in their base, they could be seen as "saving the country", especially since Pence would be primed and ready to go.

I gotta say, that prospect really has me worried too - Pence in, "trump was a sick man, he needs help" and his base (evangelical anyway) doing an about-face and marching to Pence's tune. Never missing a beat. Now, for the Jeff Flakes of our world, they've got future plans, getting out now is good. Wash their hands and wait.

I think there's a clue in the last sentence of his tweet:

"No Collusion, so they go crazy!" 45 has that well-know habit of projecting and I think that is what he did here. so they go crazy shines a light, I think, on where he is at right now. In his own mind, his own upstairsville, subconsciously he's starting to realize he's lost it. Of course, consciously he would never admit it. He just doesn't know it. Yet.

My take is the finger/nipple thing

symbolizes the immediacy of the tanmans self-serving, narcissistic nature in juxtaposition with the anticipation of his soon-to-be fulfilled (but never really can be), breast shaped, two-scooped, lacto-pleasure. Milk/mommy/mammary issues? Chocolate? Dunno.

I'm unfamiliar with his artwork, but as you say Vc3, I'm impressed by his talent too. This particular example is very powerful, in my opinion.

Yes, this.

Politically correct = good manners. Remember "good manners"? Argue without insulting. Don't wipe your nose on your sleeve. Treat others as you might want to be treated. Don't slurp your soup, talk in the library, tease the dog, make fun of others' misfortune, fart in the elevator? Perhaps not sharing political or religious opinions with strangers? Remember?

Some folks have basically co-opted political correctness as "what lefty elitists do" to excuse their own awful, base behavior (bad manners). It gives their coarse nature free reign. So now they can be as ugly, bigoted and hateful as they choose, because otherwise it would be politically correct.

good point

another thing I keep thinking about is the beer-drinking, tobacco smoking, outta shape and overweight, dress-up-in-camo/body-armor weekend warrior and their pals WOULD NOT stand a chance against a formally trained, motivated and professional fighting force. Not-A-Chance. There's a big difference between the Bubba's who work at WalMart and people who's job is being soldiers. Or marines. Or the local swat team.

It's always the money, it seems.

Greed, pursuit of inordinate wealth, avarice, whatever it's called, just follow it and see where it takes one. I always get a kick out of the thumpers beating their chest about ours being a "Christian" nation, when right in front of their noses the evidence suggests otherwise. Perhaps, greed is the biggest of the so-called seven deadly sins and maybe the reason for the other six.

Why? Big money at the top of the heap.

Old wealth leveraging the wheels of the world. Dark wealth controlled by unknown (to us) faces and forces. Unimaginable wealth that calls the shots even to the likes of the Koch brothers. Yeah sure, the so-called "liberal media" pretends to report the news, but if it hits too close to home or uncovering their agenda, nothing, time to pull the plug. Like dark matter in the universe: the science says it's there, but we don't know where and are unsure of its nature.

Of course, I have no proof and would be the first to say I sound a whole lot like a tin-hatted conspiracy kook. But I have a blind faith in the idea of the inherent evilness of the pursuit of wealth for wealth's sake. Not much good can come from that chase. Just follow the money trail upward while observing the misery all around us. The ubiquitous misery that never. quite. gets. attended. to.

So, in my opinion, that's why. As kooky as it might sound.

His affinity for conflict doesn't sound like leadership to me.

One would think an environment of harmony and respect would beget unity. If you want non-productive division, sow all the conflict you can. One would think, anyway.
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