Monday, October 24, 2016

Wrestling With Pigs Can be Fun . . . Oh Yeah . . . . . . . . . .

In which The Gadfly lowers his self in to the pig trough . . . .

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Believe it or not, The Gadfly truly hates wallowing around in the right's  political muck.  It's mostly senseless, very likely not going to sway Drumpf's base of borg followers to any meaningful extent, and it really detracts from more serious subjects, which if this were a sane country, would be of a much higher priority to talk about and need to be talked about.

But the conservatives and their sexually obsessed puppet pigs in congress started this shit 20 years ago when they impeached Clinton for lying about a blow job.  They opened up that can of down and dirty muckraking Pandora's box and as far as The Gadfly is concerned, they deserve to have this Drumpf sexual impropriety crap shoved as far down their throats as it can get and not just shoved down their throats, but rammed down with a an unclean toilet plunger!

And The Gadfly is only all too happy to contribute to that gullet stuffing effort.  Observe:

“He was wearing pajamas,” she said, and added that there was a bodyguard in the room. “He asked me about being an adult film star, details about shooting porn, and asked about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single.”
“After I returned to my room, I received a call from a man calling on Donald’s behalf. He said Donald wanted me to come back upstairs to Donald’s suite, and I indicated I did not wish to return. Then Donald called. He asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him, and he also invited me to a party,” she said.
When she declined his invitation, Drake said Trump asked her, “What do you want? How much?”
“I told him that I couldn’t because I had to return to L.A. for work,” she continued. “After that I received another call from either Donald or a male calling on his behalf, offering me $10,000. I declined again, and once more gave as an excuse that I had to return to Los Angeles for work. I was then told Mr. Trump would allow me the use of his private jet, if only I accepted his invitation.”

Oh lordy -- it honestly is too good to be true.  How can The Gadfly ever repay you conservatives for the joy you have provided The Gadfly by your decision to elect the sexually degenerate, geriatric version of Richie Rich as the one who will lead you to the promised land?  An incomparable gift indeed.

News of Drumpf's victim #12 broke just as Donny was role-playing in his mind about how he's the next face on Mt. Rushmore by giving a speech at Gettysburg.  The bloated oompa-loompa brayed to to his Custer inspired troops:

On Saturday, the Republican nominee promised to sue his accusers after the presidential election is over. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said during a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

He also stated through his spokestoads:

The Trump campaign issued a statement shortly after Drake’s press conference, calling the allegations “false and ridiculous.”
“The picture is one of thousands taken out of respect for people asking to have their picture taken with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her,” the campaign said, adding that Drake’s announcement was “just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election.” 

There's one tiny problem with that load of horseshit statement though.  The event where this incident took place was a public event, lots of celebs, meaning lots of photos were taken there.  And of course, there are photos of Donny snuggling up to Jessica Drake.  And the other thing here is -- there's no fucking way Drumpf will get away with any slimy attempt to smear this woman's physical looks in an attempt to justify why he never would have touched her.  This is what Jessica Drake looked like in 2006 - the year this encounter allegedly occurred:

Now tell The Gadfly that a Viagra popping 60 year old Drumpf didn't wanna tap that -- hmmm??

Lastly --- The Gadfly would be criminally remiss if he neglected to also point out the response from the porn star girl's attorney Gloria Allred who pretty much gave Drumpf the finger and triple-dog dared him to sue her client --- for as she quite accurately stated:

Allred responded to Trump’s threat with a threat of her own, saying, “Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Trump. If you sue the accuser, the lawyers who represent these women will have the opportunity to depose you under oath, and ... you may find that the questions include all of the women with whom you have had sexual interactions.”

The Gadfly will take on anyone who wishes to make a wager to which The Gadfly is of the belief that when this election is over, not one of these women will be sued.  Not one.

Any takers?

Didn't think so.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Honest -- Abe Ain't Laughing . . . .

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The man's mocking obnoxiousness is simply breathtaking.

OCTOBER 22, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Donald Trump declared that he was “looking forward” to suing every woman who has accused him of groping and assault during a Saturday speech laying out his plan for the first 100 days of his presidency.
“All of these liars will be sued after the election,” Trump claimed, alleging that the 10 women who have so far accused him of unwanted advances came forward “to hurt my campaign.”
The Trump team billed the speech, held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s address, as an opportunity to lay out his top priorities.

Two observations here . . .

First -- what kind of person cynically uses the backdrop for one of the nation's bloodiest civil war battles and one of the most somber historical events, Lincoln's address, as a photo op to declare that one of the first things they would do "after" being elected President is to use that newly bestowed executive power to seek revenge on real and/or perceived enemies - in this case - a bunch of women who have accused you of sexual improprieties?  What other reason would there be for pursuing the legal action after you are in that elected position and have that power at your fingertips?

The Gadfly will tell you what kind of person would do that ---- an ignorant, soulless, arrogant, vulgar talking yam who has about as much business having his stubby fingers groping their way around the levers of world power as Ozzy Osbourne needs to be singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" after snorting coke and pounding a bottle of Jack Daniels.

And it goes without saying that Abraham Lincoln's corpse (wherever it may be) is spinning in it's tomb like a turbine over Drumpf's insulting and swinish behavior.

There is some seriously fucked up wiring in Drumpf's ferret-topped mind, which The Gadfly views as a direct and imminent threat to democracy itself.  How others are unable to see it, or even worse, see it but are so rage-consumed with their infantile hatred of the dread Billary that they are willing to see this country fail by electing a deranged lunatic to be this nation's leader, is beyond comprehension.

Quite frankly -- it's downright fucking deplorable if you ask The Gadfly.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Conservative Speaks Reality . . . What a Concept! . . .

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It had to be said finally  -- and the fact it was said by someone with more influence than the semi-inebriated goof who writes this shitty little blog makes all the difference in the world:

The division between Trump’s supporters and the rest of us is not about reconciling our political differences. It is not about opposing policies we hate. (Most of Trump’s policies are actually quite liberal, but that is irrelevant.) There are no real principles on the table here, only Trump’s demagogic stoking of incoherent and even paranoid rage.
Revenge Destroys Friendships:
This is what destroys friendships. Trump’s supporters are now like roaring drunks in a bar fight, people who you might have tried to reason with five drinks earlier but now are just lashing out at everyone in every direction. Pumped up on talk radio conspiracies, overdosing on the venom of Sean Hannity and Judge Jeannine, comatose with irrational fury, they are no longer part of any sensible political debate in America.
This blind madness puts both political and emotional distance between Trump supporters and the rest of us. Most conservatives have already told Trump that we will not sell our character as Americans, and indeed our very souls, just to feel the pleasure of resentful anger for a few months. All we can do is to keep trying to talk our friends out of making that very mistake, or at best to hope that buyer’s remorse will set in.
Still, if anyone who knows me really believes I am now a traitor to my country because of the way I’m going to vote, then I can do without their friendship. If they end their relationship with me because Donald Trump has identified people like me as the source of their problems, then maybe we were not that close in the first place.
In the end, I can only say it again: if I lose a friend only because I am opposed to man who is, in my view, a mortal enemy of everything American, then so be it.

Those are the words of a long time, traditional conservative Tom Nichols.  They are the words of a man whose career is closely associated with the U.S. Naval War College and National Security Affairs.

Donald Drumpf and his campaign have forced Tom Nichols to opt to vote for Hillary Clinton.  That's how bad and how dangerous of a candidate Drumpf is.

Now don't be aiming to shoot the messenger, The Gadfly, here.  The Gadfly is simply sharing the viewpoint of one of the few remaining sane conservatives on the matter of Drumpf vs. The United States of America.

Tom Nichols' own words are quite simply put -- dead spot-on.  However, feel free of course to draw your own conclusions.  And besides -- The Gadfly did not need any further affirmation that his own analysis of and opposition to Drumpf was misguided.  That Drumpf was supremely unfit for the POTUS job was clear to The Gadfly's eyes from the very first day he announced his self-interested, godawful candidacy.

It's always good to know though that even among The Gadflfy's ideological counterparts there are yet a few rational, sensible people remaining in their ranks.


Monday, October 17, 2016

God Used The Harlots!! Why Not Donald? Drumpf/Pence 2016!! (Can't Wait To See Those Lawn Signs)...

This is what the future survival of representative democracy is up against in this country:

Vicki Sciolaro, Trump supporter in Kansas, joined CNN's Brooke Baldwin today to advocate for her candidate, and boy howdy, did she.
She led right out of the gate by claiming Hillary Clinton is a murderous, baby-killing witch who lives to dismember fetuses before she turned to why she's ready to defend Donald Trump in spite of his sexual abuse admissions on the sex tape released last week.
Brooke Baldwin brought her back around to the question at hand -- whether what Trump said makes a difference.
"He's not running to be the pope. Look at the culture of our country," Sciolari scolded.
"Everybody knew he had strip clubs, but still the millions of people chose him to be the nominee."
"And look at our culture. It's filled with a bar, strip club on every corner."
"God can use anybody," she proclaimed. "He used the harlots and that's okay. It's all about what God can do. God can do this. God can use this man."

"Look at the culture of our country" says this lady who in the same breath justifies her support of Drumpf by claiming God is using Drumpf just as he did the harlots (prostitutes).  Egads - the stunning inability of these people to be either self-introspective or think before they talk is outright unnerving at times.

So basically what this freak show contestant is saying is that no - it does not make one iota of difference whether Herr Drumpf has admitted, on tape, that his celebrity status allows him to sexually assault unsuspecting women because God has chosen Drumpf to be evangelical Christianity's special messenger on earth.

Essentially, Drumpf supporters are very cognizant of the fact that they are attempting to elevate a lecherous sociopath, pathological liar, mafia-style businessman and possibly traitor (playing footsie with the Russians) who once asked the question as to why the United States isn't using it's tactical nuclear weapons against a handful of rag-tag, pickup driving whackos in the middle east to the Presidency --- and they just simply do not care --- which to The Gadfly means they do not care one goddamn shit about this nation's future or it's people.  They are the collective version of Charlie Sheen and his drug induced "winning" meltdown episode.

And it goes without saying that this woman is the quintessential poster child for why The Gadfly keeps a very healthy and guarded distance from the evangelical right and their terribly ugly and dumb political movement.

The Gadfly isn't even going to try and rebut this lunatic's logic.  The effort would be akin to swatting gnats with a spaghetti noodle (and a cooked one at that).

The Gadfly has seen a lot of hand-wringing on the intertoobs  from some progressives wondering what in the world will it ever take to get the conservative right to grow up and start behaving like rational, unselfish, and truly compassionate, thinking adults as pertains to their world views.  The Gadfly's recommendation to those progressives is to stop wasting valuable time worrying and anticipating them ever reforming to any measurable or redeemable extent.

They truly are irredeemable in the sense that even when knowing full well what a rotten to the core human being Donald Drumpf truly is, they are still willing to foist him upon this nation just because they are mad and because they can, and by God, if they can't have their way, they are going to get really, really, really mad and throw their Gerber baby found on the floor and break all of their toys -- and their brother's and sister's toys too.  There is virtually no hope for them.

Better to invest efforts and time toward appealing to and marshaling the existing forces of human decency and the ideals of fairness, moral compassion, common sense thinking and visionary leadership in to a vigorou coalition than to stand around wasting time, effort and resources arguing and debating with a bunch vindictive, intellectually and socially stunted, tantrum throwing toddlers.

In summation - if people like this woman really want to be the proverbial "left behinds" in the plodding, albeit ever forward moving story of human progress, that is solely their choice and The Gadfly is more than happy to stand aside and be a Frolicking witness to their stiff-necked march toward movement and societal irrelevancy.


*Addendum:  no -- really -- how do you hold a sane debate with people like this?:

Sigh . . . . you don't.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Make America Great Again! Grab 'em By The Pu$$y!! . . .

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Not like it will sway the minds one bit of his dim-wit followers, but The Gadfly has to admit, if you're going to crash and burn a presidential candidacy in one fell swoop of blazing glory -- this is the way to do it:

An audio recording from 2005 features Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women during a conversation with then-”Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. Excerpts of those remarks appear uncensored below.
On the recording ― a video in which Trump can be overheard talking with Bush while on the way to film on the set of a soap opera ― Trump claims he tried to have sex with a married woman and says he can grab women “by the pussy” because he is a celebrityThe Washington Post and NBC News published the recording on Friday.

Grab 'em "by the pussy!"  Yeah -- that should make for a pretty fantastic new campaign slogan for team Drumpf.

Honestly - The Gadfly cannot for the life of his self imagine why anyone finds the revelation of this video tape shocking or surprising to any extent.  Drumpf has a very long, well documented history of treating women like his own personal sex toys.  And the fact that he is on tape stating that his fame affords him the inherent right to force himself upon and sexually assault women should be, in a sane nation, the death knell of his slimy candidacy.  But we're talking about modern day right wingers here -- there is nothing sane about those people.

And all of this is all the more hilarious considering that most of the so-called moral values, bible thumping conservatives in this country are supporting this loathsome creep.  Mind boggling.

It also goes without saying that there is much the raising of eyebrows in the ol' irony department.  If you dear readers recall, Drumpf was wailing early on about all the Mexican rapists invading America to sexually assault our purebred white, Drumpf supporting  women folk --- fuck that --- that's Donny's job.

Suffice to say -- anyone still planning to vote for this mentally disturbed jack ass -- if your wife, your daughter, your mother or sister or girlfriend is ever sexually assaulted (and The Gadfly truly wishes that never happens to any of you) ... you truly have no fucking right to complain about it or condemn the assailant considering the fact that you yourself voted for a serial sex deviant to be your country's leader.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Tax Man Calleth Bullshit! . . . .

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Gee . . . . who ever could have guessed it?:

Donald Trump’s longtime tax accountant on Tuesday rejected the idea that the Republican nominee deserves any of the credit for employing complex strategies to lower his tax bill and those of his companies.
“I did all the tax preparation,” Jack Mitnick told “Inside Edition” on Tuesday. “He never saw the product until it was presented to him for signature.”
The interview followed a damning report Saturday by The New York Times, which obtained part of Trump’s 1995 tax returns showing that the businessman declared a loss that year of more than $900 million, a loss that tax experts said Trump could have used to avoid paying income taxes for nearly 20 years.
Rather than deny the report, Trump and his advisers claimed that not paying income taxes was proof of Trump’s “genius.”
“I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone,” Trump told a rally crowd in Colorado on Monday, “and that is why I am one that can truly fix them.” He added that “fixing our broken tax code is one of the main reasons I’m running for president.”
Yet according to Mitnick, Trump had no part in preparing his taxes over the years. “I’m the one who did all the work,” Mitnick said.

So essentially, like just about every other brash boast Donald Drumpf has made about his amazing self, he's really not a tax code "genius" despite his lackeys loudly braying it all over the media airwaves since it was revealed what a huge tax dodger he actually is.

All Drumpf did was sign the damn signature form on the pile of tax work that his high powered accountant did for him.  It's really no different from every other business venture Drumpf has ever been involved in, in that all he does is slap his name on the products created by others and then hoards all the credit and the glory for his vain and arrogant self.

Setting Drumpf's vainglorious assholery aside though, here's a couple of questions The Gadfly would like to hear Drumpf's supporters honestly answer:

If, as Drumpf brags, he himself understands and knows the tax laws "better than almost anyone," and as such is the only person in America therefore capable of "fixing" those laws, why on earth would he be wanting to reform laws which have economically benefited his self and his family so handsomely over the years?

And segueing off of that question, how god-awfully stupid can Drumpf's followers truly be?  Do they actually believe that someone who has made a lucrative living out of using (abusing) a "broken" tax system, one so broken that it massively favors wealthy elites like Drumpf and his ilk allowing them to enrich themselves at the average working American's expense, intends to dismantle that system and change the tax laws to instead favor the working slobs of this country?  Muahahaha!  That is delusion on an epic scale if that is the case.

It's just additional evidence to add to the already 10 story high pile of evidence proving what a greasy charlatan Donald Drumpf is.  And his brain-dead followers just outright ignore all of that evidence and stand there gazing lovingly upon their savior Drumpf with those puppy-dog eyes and drooling over his magnificence.  Go and look up the words "pathetic" and "suckers" in the dictionary -- The Gadfly is convinced that you'll see a picture of a Drumpf rally crowd as the definition for both.

Lastly, the next person that The Gadfly hears mentioning Drumpf's name in the same sentence with the word "genius," The Gadfly swears he is going to vomit on you.  Albert Einstein and Alan Turing were geniuses.  Drumpf is a flim-flamming, bullshit peddling, con artist carnival barker who would pick his own mother's pocket if given the opportunity.  Please take some time out of your busy lives to learn and understand the reality-based meaning of the word.

Sad . . .