Archive for November, 2016

Women’s Marches Stumble Across the Starting Line

November 30, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación Category: Uncategorized

In the shocked aftermath of the election, two groups of women immediately began planning to march on Washington, DC.  Unfortunately, one group’s plans fell through, while another’s have been put on hold, pending a scheduling snafu.

A secret Facebook group called “Nasty Women” was begun earlier this month, with the stated objective of organizing a march in early April. It was begun by two women with a post which said, in part “we need a march on Washington just to remind our Pres-elect, and House & Senate, that feminism is alive and well, and that women are watching and are ready to work for progressive candidates in the mid-terms.  Women’s rights are human rights.”

Within days, the group ballooned to tens of thousands of members, so quickly that the organizers had to try to regroup.  Without a specific plan and organization, and without full-time monitoring, the group collapsed into recriminations and back-biting against one another. The sheer logistics overwhelmed this effort, and the April march is not happening.

Because they involved professionals who had organized marches before, logistics seemed better for the second effort, the “Women’s March on Washington,” originally known as the “Million Women March” until people pointed out that there had already been one of those by women of color.  Also organized immediately after the election with a post by a woman in Maui, this group, too, exploded in numbers, and then exploded in the same sorts of fights that beset Nasty Women, notably over how white all the organizers seemed. (They have since addressed the leadership diversity issue.)

In both cases, members of the largest voting bloc in the country united in angry despair over the election, and in the shared belief that “women’s rights are human rights.” But both were divided among themselves over Hillary as President, as well as a number of other issues.  Nevertheless, the Women’s March seemed better organized from the start, and the planned march from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House seemed to be a go for January 21, the day after inauguration of Dat Guy as Resident.

Except, we now learn, for one little detail: there were seven other permits previously requested for the same places at the same time.  The better integrated but still somewhat less than a million women will now have to march elsewhere.  The leaders are currently trying to figure out when, where and how, and are working with Homeland Security, National Parks, Capitol Police and DC Police.  They  urge people who have already made plans to hold onto them, that this WILL happen, on the day planned.  (Fingers crossed, people.)

It probably will still happen, but these two outcomes, one unsuccessful, one still in doubt, underline the professional challenges all amateur grass-roots efforts face.  More importantly, however, they also illustrate the challenges we on the left face just trying to overcome our own differences, much less uniting to meet the challenges posed by the country being taken over by right wing nut jobs and spray-tan Nazis.

If we don’t get our heads out of the clouds and our feet firmly on the ground, if we don’t figure out how to prioritize action over squabbling, if we don’t learn to get the hell out of our own way, how are we ever going to save ourselves, much less this country?

New Treasury Secretary- No Treasury or Government Experience

November 29, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

Our new treasury secretary is Steve Mnuchin of Goldman Sachs and X Men fame. He has no monetary, treasury, or government experience, so is only slightly more qualified than who I thought was the leading candidate, Bernie Madoff.

Getting an “A” in Lobotomy

November 29, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación Category: Uncategorized

So, Dis Guy:

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!

That was the tweet that greeted me when I pried my eyes open this morning.  In addition to the absolute anti-American-ness of the whole sentiment (I mean, come on!   Even Fat Tony Scalia ruled in favor of flag-burning!)  I say, even if we ignore the Constitution-bashing by the Resident-Elect – how utterly comical is the suggestion:


(or, ya know, 12 months at Club Fed)

As if the two punishments were remotely congruent?  What in the everlasting HECK?

Oh, Bruce McGill! You make me sad.

Oh, Bruce McGill! You make me sad.

When I was a mere slip of a boy, I thought Animal House was one of the great adolescent comedies of all times.  Little did I know, it was a blueprint for 21st century America.  First, there’s the guy on the left, who did the voice-over work for Dat Guy’s commercials in the Presidential election.  Really, D-Day?  REALLY!?!

Of course, we skipped over the Senate and went right for Resident with this next one.  What seemed like a joke in 1978… not so funny now, is it?

Shown with his non-Slovenian, non-Slovakian wife.

Shown with his non-Slovenian, non-Slovakian wife.

Finally, although Dean Vernon Wermer was the villain of the piece, he did provide this evergreen piece of advice:

Double, Secret Reprobation

Double, Secret Reprobation

Yes, fat, drunk and stupid IS, indeed, no way to go through life.  Which is why Dis Guy never drinks:

'Cuz two out of three ain't bad.  (Meat Loaf, YOU make me sad, too!)

‘Cuz two out of three ain’t bad.
(Meat Loaf, YOU make me sad, too!)

Totalitarian Trainwreck Watch – Elections Schmelections

November 28, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación Category: Uncategorized

While the world shakes its collective head in wonderment at America’s collective head up its fundament, Dat Guy throws shade on his own election.

In yet another Twitter explosion of flotsam from a wrecked mind, the Resident-Elect has taken exception to the recounts going on in states like Wisconsin, where 18% of his lead was erased BEFORE THE RECOUNT because of inflated totals that several precincts have admitted to. Other irregularities include a precinct with 0 registered voters casting 12 votes (8 for Dat Guy but ALL 12 filled down ballot with Republicans) exit polls that do not reflect the final vote totals, as well as Clinton under performing in precincts with electronic ballots versus precincts with paper ballots.

Clearly, there are discrepancies which require study in states that Dat Guy won; however, it appears to be unlikely, at this time, that enough votes could change in order to change the outcome of the election in the Electoral College. Any normal soul, one not crippled by self-doubt and twisted by self-love, would let this process play out. Imagine, for a second, if he had Tweeted “I welcome recounts. Faith in US Elections bigger than any one candidate!”

But that’s not how Dat Guy thinks, if we want to call what he does thinking. Instead, he views it as a personal attack. From his point of view, the story line is all about himself, and his obvious magnificence. Anyone hinting that he was not the preferred choice of a vast majority of voters is now committing high treason because (if his brain actually ran to any historical parallels in French) “L’etat – c’est moi!”

In order to hit back, as he always does, Dat Guy went into a frantic Tweet-spasm accusing all and sundry of the same things he and his campaign are. Everything that further bruises his inflamed and pustulent ego is fodder for his short, fat fingers. Summarized, they say:

I won in an Electoral College landslide. I would have won the “so-called” popular vote if I wanted to. In fact, I did win because there’s millions of illegal votes. In fact, there’s fraud in VA, NH and CA. The desperate Dems. The lying media. HRC concession is binding. And this is a Green Party money-making scam.

Somewhere in the slimy recesses behind his octo-chins, Dat Guy dimly feels that the best defense is to be offensive. He hopes that by throwing enough dirt in the air, he can blunt any criticism via the I’m-Rubber-And-You’re-Glue Gambit, or at least use both-siderism to minimize damage. Beyond that I doubt that he has the candle-power to have fully thought out the consequences of his actions.

Unfortunately, the effects on our country are the same whether he is intentionally trying to destroy the integrity of US elections in order to maintain his hold on power, or whether he is simply too stupid to understand that that is what he is doing.


Claiming that elections are invalid, crooked, rigged or otherwise stacked against the strong man, and that his enemies are using the crooked system to steal from “the people” while delegitimizing dissent, dissenters and the free Press is not just another page, but an entire chapter from the totalitarian play book.  Convincing his rabid followers that such things actually are treasonous because “L’etat- c’est Dis Guy” is an important step towards one-party “free and fair” elections where 95% of votes cast support the “Dear Leader” – to be 99.9% next time as the remaining 5% are purged not just from the voter rolls, but from society itself…

That’s what leads to Resident-For-Life Dat Guy.

What has 10 thumbs, 8 chins and 0 brains?   DIS GUY!

What has 10 thumbs, 8 chins and 0 brains?



How Actual Tyranny Begins

November 28, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

For 8 years we’ve heard screwballs, fueled by weird conspiracy theorists, rail about “tyranny” from the Obama administration.  That “tyranny” was going to come in the form of gun confiscation, US Army invasion of Texas, and “false flag” mass shootings performed by actors.  The “tyranny” also came in the form of the federal government not permitting social warriors to persecute people different from them. There were a lot more idiotic assertions, but you get the idea.  None of those predictions came to pass, of course, but that didn’t stop the onslaught on BS pouring out of dozens of extremist websites and talking heads.


This Guy is an Idiot

November 27, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

This from the next President of the United States.


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