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A couple thoughts about Mr. Trump:

I was thinking this morning that Mr. Trump differs from many of the billionaires who became prominent in the tech boom era. Gates, Jobs, and others were creators of devices, of software to run those devices, of distribution companies to distribute books, computers, other hardware, and then everything else which is now available over the Intertubes.

But Donald Trump differs from these people in several ways, the most important of which is that he and his minions made him the face of wealth back in the Eighties and his wealth was from business dealings with which we were familiar with the merger and acquisition outcomes which plastered his name all over the east coast. If you think back to an emerging Atlantic City with his name in three prominent locations early on, Trump Tower in New York, the gigantic yacht moored in Florida, his presence on television and radio, you might recall that he was the face of pure capitalism back when St. Ronnie's minions were directing the show and paving the way for the Bush cabal.

Trump makes deals, earns money for himself, loses other peoples' money, is grandiose and ego-driven. He is perfect for his role: he married three beautiful women in a row, made the first two into celebrities whose names were on everyone's lips for decades, rivaling the Fisher, Reynolds, Burton, and Taylor era. This guy was the ultimate 'success' story in America.

And now he in his all-too-bare exhibitionism, threatens to torpedo the phony establishment which professes to be the Party of Business. Well, Party of Business, you have the ultimate example of alpha business malodor: coarse, crude, successful financially, successful sexually, with virtually 100% name recognition throughout the United States. He is the caricature of success and you cannot deal with the real thing. You professed to say that this was the definition of success and now you get to chew on it. And the rest of us may well have to as well, before this is over.
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