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ProfessorPlum's Journal
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September 22, 2016

Please let this all end with Trump being thrown in jail for his many horrific frauds

It would be the ultimate delicious irony if this fraudulent human being, this cheat, this rapist, this self-dealer, this huckster, this racketeer, this chimpanzee with his daddy's money in his back pocket and his team of lawyers, who only got into the race to promote his brand and suddenly found himself riding the tiger, ultimately brought on the scrutiny of his financial crimes that led to his downfall.

Please, please, let there be enough justice in the universe for him to have revealed himself through this stupid stunt to law enforcement and pay just some of the penalty he should have been suffering for defrauding people all of this time.

September 18, 2016

Trump has only ONE electable asset: Dominance

He doesn't know anything - he is demonstrably and dangerously ignorant on nearly every subject.

He doesn't have any policies - his positions shift as he drifts from question to question by the seat of his pants.

He doesn't have any morals - he is a thief, a rapist, a liar, a cheat, a blowhard, and if elected would undoubtedly become a murderer

But what he does have is DOMINANCE - the alpha male chimpanzee in him. He has a little nickname for everyone around him, belittling them. He lets no challenge unanswered, and carries grudges and feuds forward for vicious years. He grimaces his monkey face at those around him, brags about how big and impressive he is in every aspect, constantly is on the lookout for the next mark and victim he can take advantage of.

Amazingly, this dominance is not only necessary for the Republican voters (they won't nominate anyone without it), it is _sufficient_. It is the _only_ thing they require from their leaders - to demonstrate braggadocio, and a willingness to other, belittle, and bully people of perceived "lesser" status.

It's astounding, frankly. They look at this guy, who is clearly not a fully formed human being, and because he displays his dominance, they are willing to drop any other criterion and follow him.

So, two questions - what can be done to counter it? (I suggest humor to deflate him)

and, why don't Democratic leaders display a bit of the same kind of dominance in their dealings with Republicans? Alan Grayson was the last one I can remember who knew how to treat the GOP with the disrespect they deserve, and it was such a rare thing from a Democrat that he stood out like a sore thumb.

It is a tool, and obviously has a remarkable effect on our deplorable brethren, so why don't we use it?

September 13, 2016

For any member of the media: How to Destroy Trump

It would be insanely easy to destroy Trump if you had an interview with him. Remember the stir that was caused by Gary Johnson not having "Aleppo" on the tip of his tongue?

Trump is a bullshit artist. He doesn't know what he doesn't know, and he doesn't know anything. His answers are always truthy, in that he feels them to be true in his gut at that moment. And he never admits he doesn't know something.

So, just ask him a question about something that is fake. Ask him what he thinks about the snipe hunts, or the submarine races, or the troubles in Brigadoon. Ask him what he would do about the ongoing problem of Xanadu, and the threat of Kubla Khan.

Ask him how he would handle the menace of the Frumious Bandersnatch differently from how that poltroon Barack Obama has handled it so far.

Trump would never admit he doesn't have the first clue what the interviewer is talking about. Hell, he never does and that doesn't stop him from making up some bullshit answer.

Come on, media. It would be so easy to trip this lying idiot up.
September 6, 2016

Corporations are Vicious Sociopaths, made out of paper. "Regulations" are what protect us.

Corporations are paper machines designed to maximize profit. That's all they do. They don't care about your rights, or your health, or your quality of life. If corporations could make a buck by picking you up off the street and throwing you into a meat grinder, they would have a fiduciary duty to do so.

Currently, our corporate sociopathic citizenry (corporations are people, my friends) make money by poisoning us (polluting, not creating safe working environments), enslaving us (making people work for peanuts, using slave labor in prisons and places like Saipan), imprisoning us (for-profit jails and schools), cheating us (the tricks and traps of the banking industry, as one small example), and generally making our lives miserable. Sometimes, they also provide a product or service that we enjoy as well.

Regulations are the only reason corporations don't do even more evil to us. They aren't allowed to sell crack, for example, in Michael Moore's famous question (why don't corporations sell crack?), because as a society we've decided that THEY CAN'T DO THAT. And in cases of them poisoning us, cheating us, killing us, imprisoning us, and enslaving us, they must be regulated.

That's why whenever you hear a politician talking about the evils of regulation - you must remember that what they are talking about is taking the leashes off these horrible, inhuman, corporate beasts, and letting them run absolutely ragged over us.

Deregulation = death and horror, poison, enslavement

Not surprisingly, the GOP is all for deregulation. Can we get some Democratic politicians to talk, just once, about how great regulation is for making our lives less crappy?

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