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Well I'm out of here

Down to the store to get some wine and barrio blonde. Iíll be walking around later.

Order!' Why Europeans are turning to John Bercow for light relief in Brexit chaos - video

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/jan/17/order-why-europeans-are-turning-to-john-bercow-for-light-relief-in-brexit-chaos-video|]
Posted by Midnightwalk | Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:19 PM (3 replies)

Pacifiers for the POUTUS

Donny has been under a lot of stress. Those mean Democratic representatives keep trying to investigate and he was already totally exonerated. And that meanie Nancy Pelosi has said some awful things.

We need to support him in this stessful time. It would be a wonderful gesture if the country united in sending him pacifiers to help calm his nerves so he can get back to important work.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

To contact the White house with a package, use the same address as written above on the top of the package. Sending gifts to the White House is allowed;


Got that address from
[link:https://borgenproject.org/contact-the-white-house/|]

The art of the bluff

These two paragraphs summarize trumpís negotiating style.

As losses from his core enterprises mounted, Mr. Trump took on a new public role, trading on his business-titan brand to present himself as a corporate raider. He would acquire shares in a company with borrowed money, suggest publicly that he was contemplating buying enough to become a majority owner, then quietly sell on the resulting rise in the stock price.

The tactic worked for a brief period ó earning Mr. Trump millions of dollars in gains ó until investors realized that he would not follow through. That much has been known for years. But the tax information obtained by The Times shows that he ultimately lost the bulk of the gains from his four-year trading spree.


Bluff and bluster and take whatever he can get. Whichever side runs out of options first loses.

The problem now is he has recourse to executive orders domestically and that and more internationally. Still, China, North Korea and Iran have all called his bluff in the past week.

Iíd say weíre winning the same way trump was winning when he lost the billion dollars.
Posted by Midnightwalk | Wed May 8, 2019, 04:29 PM (0 replies)

I shouldn't have looked

I havenít watched any cable news for a year. For some reason I put in msnbc on way to shower. Some talking head (Navarro?) saying the budget impasse will turn off voters which will hurt democrats because voters will stay home in disgust in 2020. How the hell does she know whatís going to happen almost 2 years from now? I wish i had a job where i could spout bullshit without any accountability or factuality.

Out of the shower and sheís still there with some other idiots blathering about Schultz. F that oligarch and F them for giving him free air time.

What a mistake in my part but a reminder of why i stooped watching. Cable news is propaganda.

How To Write Unmaintainable Code


Came across this recently. It hurt. Both from laughing and from flashbacks.

[link:https://github.com/Droogans/unmaintainable-code/blob/master/README.md|]

The wall will never be finished

The bigots from Covington Catholic High who chanted "build the wall" to Native American veteran Nathan Phillips proved that to me. The wall is nothing but a monument to racism.

They can't let the wall ever be finished or they lose their rallying cry and their base.

Speaker Nancy "Killer" Pelosi

The other day I made a reply wondering if she made a mistake bringing up security as a reason for not doing ir delaying the SOTU. I predicted Kirstjen Nielsen would lie about that and we would wind up in a back and forth on that.

I got the easy prediction right but didnít see her next moves. What really happened is no one bought that nonsense and everyone just talked about the SOTU being cancelled .

She basically made Trump pull a Lucy on himself. Bringing up security gave him an easy out for why the SOTU was canceled but he didnít take it. Instead he got Kirstjen Nielsen to lie about security funding while Trump is looking petty and hypocritical canceling congressional trips because if funding issues while Melania is flying south on vacation.

She acts nice but expertly manipulated Trump into hurting himself.

Amazingly well played. Brava.

The "Trump totally won and got his wall" budget act of 2019

Not one thin dime and mock him if he goes for it.

The Long Walk Down

We started off a long time ago trying to get to a nice place. We are scratched up from briers, tired and are now in a fetid swamp. Funny thing when you walk through the country. You can lose sight of places where you were. You descend down a ridge. You still see that but no longer see the even higher places you were.

We can all list some of the landmarks we saw on the paths we've traveled. Messing with the Vietnam peace talks. Rumors about the hostages. Outing our agents.

The southern strategy, dallying during the aids crisis, the moral majority, family values, one man one woman.

Blundering into the first Iraq war and lying into the second. Watergate, Iran contra, Valerie Plame

Abu Graihb, water boarding, extraordinary rendition, demonization of immigrants, family separation and tent cities in the desert.

We could all list more.

They say there is a horrible family of cannibals in the swamp up ahead and we smell the long pork cooking. I remember all the so called trail guides who insisted we didn't take more promising paths. Who walked us through those horrible paths where we saw all those landmarks. The ones who tell us that we have to keep walking into the swamp and that the cannibals aren't so bad.

I am dead sure some of these guides and the cannibals are in cahoots. They might even be the same. Some say that some guides were well intentioned and just happened to pick bad paths. That things weren't so bad when they chose those paths. Maybe so.

I'm not dancing today, I am just remembering the ways we took and wish we had made better choices.

Edit: misspelt wish
Posted by Midnightwalk | Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:46 PM (1 replies)
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