I am not what you would call a Trump supporter. That said, I do try to be fair when it comes to tactics. This post is not a against Trump as much as it is a shout to be careful with how one presents oneself as a politician.
We all remember this still from the movie, 1984. It was mesmerizing, and frightening at the same time. The torture John Hurt endured didn’t give me bad dreams as much as this scene did.
Yes, another John Hurt film. This time his role was opposite of the one from 1984. In V for Vendetta, he played an authoritarian despot wrapped up in the blanket of Christian superiority (that was my only issue with the film). The contrast between his screen persona and the one in the alley showed the abject cowardice that drives men to do really dark things.
Now, I understand the need for a jumbotron in a huge place like this. During the speeches it was necessary so that everyone in the arena can hear and see the speakers. It truly is a marvel of technology. But that said, Trump was not speaking in front of the podium at the time. And that is problematic to me. He wasn’t speaking to the audience so much as speaking AT the audience.
The Big Brother schtick has been done to death on both sides of the aisle. Republicans have portrayed Democrats in that manner, and Democrats have portrayed Republicans in that manner. But when a candidate portrays himself in that manner, there’s a problem. And you can rest assured that the opposition will use it to their advantage. The Republican nominee has to be more careful in how he presents himself. He should pay attention and learn from his daughter, Ivanka, on how to present himself better if he is to have a chance at winning the election.
I’ve been thinking of retooling the way I do posts here. Now, it’s not *my* blog, but AG is sure busy and barely has time to breathe as it is, so I feel the obligation to step up and do something to give y’all an outlet.
I can ramble with the best of them, but I think brevity would allow for more discourse, so several days will be devoted to simple posts comprising of maybe one or two sentences. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to add to the conversation in the comments. Yes, we will still feature eye candy and booze here. It’s what the blog does!!
With that in mind, I have three days lined up: Monday Motivational, Tuesday Tipple, and Wednesday Wisdom. If you can think of spiffy, PG-13 rated (that is a MUST) titles for the eye candy and funneh, let me know in the comments. As always, thank you for your patience and support 😉
Edward R. Murrow is long gone, but his famous delivery lives on.
Some of y’all may not be aware, but London recently elected its first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan. There was a feeling of unity, a feeling of modernism when he was elected. Those of us witnessing the decline of a once mighty empire knew better.
It was not long before Khan began to inflict the city with his own brand of rule. First, he came for the marketing.
London mayor Sadiq Khan bans ads with ‘unrealistic’ bodies
Lest you think he meant Photoshop, no. Bikinis and scantily-clad women hardest hit. And that’s just the beginning. In what we can only describe as “predictable”, Khan held a gender-segregated rally.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a speech in Manchester on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign, with women noticeably absent from the front of the crowd.
Feminists may think he is being considerate of their constant screeching about body image, but no. He has a history of adhering to Sharia. It’s sad and tragic watching the UK bend over to Islam in their quest to be politically correct, especially in view of the fact that Muslims take advantage of this stupidity to advance their goals.
It is now Londonistan, and I hope and pray that someday soon, I hear Brits rise up and scream “KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!” as they take back their country.
Seems like I dropped off the face of the planet but in truth it was just lots of stuff going on that kept me busy. I quite realize that posting a pic or a drink doesn’t take much effort but I still like to gab here, people!!
Anyway, a good friend of the blog sent me some pics he found in a government building. Needless to say, I was rather appalled with two “P”s when I saw them.
At first you think it’s rather innocuous, right? Rainwater is pretty harmless, at least it was until alarmists started screeching about “acid rain”. For years I thought I was going to burn if I got caught in a storm. But the flora don’t seem scarred and actually flourish with rainwater.
But then you see this and your eyebrow goes up in puzzlement:
I’m a little down. I really think that Ted Cruz was not only our best bet, but could have been our new Reagan. I’m not going to do politics here though. I think I’m done with that. I think its time … to just keep my head down and hope I get out of this world before the wheels come off. For those of you that are younger or have a future generation to think of … best of luck to you.
On a lighter note … MUSIC!
Yep, I know I posted that last week, but I love that song.
There are some songs that hit you depending on your mood.