The Chimes at Midnight
Friday, October 21, 2016
Ya Know....
The Bar is Set Pretty Low at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner....groaners so straight out of Amateur Night in Dixie are greeted as the Very Font of Comedy by all concerned.
Hell, Mike Dukakis KILLED at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in 1988....a man with all the mirthmaking potential of a Bag of Hammers!
So of course Yesterday, Trump STILL goes completely berserk and collects a lusty chorus of boos as he staggered thru a graceless stack of insults in the course of said event.
At this point I would be profoundly embarrassed to have a graceless lack witted oaf like Donald Trump as my Nation's Tyrant!! The guy is literally a comedy killer a mirthless psychic arsonist.
So I am taking this opportunity in this increasingly obscure reach of the internet to Loudly Endorse Hillary Clinton for President....because at the end of the day At Least She Knows How to Laugh....because humor to her is something else other than the malign goadings of psychological goblins.
Dear Ghos if you can't get thru the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner without triggering revulsion and disgust...its' time to board up shop and decamp for a cave somewhere.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
"Your Two Minutes are Up"
I hate it when I am right sometimes...because as predicted last night's debate was a rock bottom experience in every way including the mere existence of Our Constitution has become an irritant to a would be demagogue.
On the other hand THAT demagogue is Donald Trump who clearly hasn't got the common sense Ghod gave a bag of hammers.
In a word a degrading spectacle, I could tell Citizen Clinton was getting visibly bored by Donald Trump's weird pidgin English and mind numbingly repetitive lexicon of threats.
I give the Lady Credit, she kept her cool for the most part as her opponent angrily dismissed those cozy constitutional notions of legitimacy & the orderly transfer of power.
Trump on the other hand fumed for ninety minutes snarled and harassed and accomplished nothing, I suspect this is what he does when he is baffled by events that run outside his control.
I struggle with the right literary metaphor for Donald Trump, the line of least resistance suggests Willie Stark or perhaps Buzz Windrip Sinclair Lewis' dictator from "It Can't Happen Here".
But last night was a veritable "primal scream" pathetically desperate to confront and affront...suggests Performance Art, less Yoko Ono and much more Andy Kaufman perhaps.
Kaufman & Trump share a similar disconnect, Andy thought he was being funny (even when he was being willfully weird and obscure) and Donald thinks last night's prolonged tirade was a species of persuasion.
Kaufman had a character he loved playing, an temperamental lounge singer "Tony Clifton" whose whole stage act would degenerate into insulting and baiting his audience with a abandon that would give Don Rickles' pause.  At this point Tony could well be a sort of grim prophecy of Donald Trump....if any of you have a better metaphor feel free to share, I for one still feel dirty from last night and need a shower.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Curt Schilling ain't Running for Sh*t in 2018
The LAST THING IN THE WORLD Charlie Baker wants in 2018 is some dumbass miniTrump running against Elizabeth Warren in the General Election, the very race that The Governor longs to cast as a replay of 1994 with a nice bankrupt no-name democrat as his key opponent.
Who the hell is Curt Schilling kidding anyway I promise you the necessary money will never materialize, Charlie will make sure of that!
Moreover Schilling supposedly claims he'll make the race if his wife agrees (!!!)....I guarantee Charlie Baker will pay that good woman a princessly sum in off da books funny money to kibosh the whole dealio.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
I Hope I am Wrong but
I suspect that tomorrow night's debate is gonna hit a new low for rhetorical crapulence.  I make this prediction as I am weary "agreeance" with Josh Marshall that Donald Trump's answer to all electoral adversity is to treble down on belligerence .... And tomorrow night is his last time to primally scream at Citizen Clinton in Real Time.
Because that is Donald Trump's real breakthrough, he is first NSFW candidate ever nominated by a major party.
So as such, I recommending that all parents of small children make sure they do not watch said debate, if need be, put on "The Iron Giant" or "The Incredibles" or "Frozen" in the fact stay in the playroom and watch it with the kids..
Monday, October 17, 2016
There is wild talk out there
of post election violence and or insurrection should Citizen Clinton Clear the Boards on Election Night.
I'm skeptical quite frankly.
I don't see Donald Trump as a sufficiently motivated and ruthless revolutionary leader to attempt such a foolish thing.  I for one believe that at a lot of his alt right rhetoric is cynical dabbling on his part but in some ways that's a more dangerous path.
Moreover I suspect Trump just doesn't have the guts to see something like that through to it's natural conclusion, billionaires have "way too much to lose" when push comes to shove.
His base simply isn't organized for insurrection anyway blustery threats aside.....
Occam's Razor however suggests that Trump will simply go on inciting others to violence sometimes casually and sometimes quite deliberately just to see how far he can push things.
And yes that is a bad precedent to set in every way.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
By the Way
I just wanna humbly and politely retract all those trepidations I had about Bernie Sanders' "electability", cleared if faced with Donald Trump as the GOP Candidate the Vermont Senator would have Cleaned the Donald's Clock.
But then I suspect the democrats could have nominated Earl K. Long or the James Michael Curley and beaten Trump like a red headed stepchild....
Friday, October 14, 2016
Tons of News
All of it though mystically the same....the news cycle is stuck on a repeat loop.

Every day the GOP Candidates educates a new "Tantrump" and wallows in bellicose nonsense and self pity while the GOP just tries it best to avoid what is the world's first NSFW republican presidential contender.

Meanwhile here in Massachusetts funny money floods the airwaves on behalf of abolishing the charter school cap, whether  the ballot measure passes or not, funny money will become the New Normal in Massachusetts Politics.

And up in NH the Presidential Campaign replicates itself in miniature in what is, up to now, a tight tight race.  Boston's TV stations are making a fortune running those goddawful adverts on behalf of Trump, Ayotte and bellicose bloated Frank's no fun to be perceived as a swing state is it?

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