All a man needs out of life is a place to sit ‘n’ spit in the fire.


Donald Trump’s presidential announcement lit off a firestorm in the Latin world. What a buffoon, I thought. What a moron. Such outdated ideas. How could he have said that? Ridiculous. Still, I dismissed it as the ramblings of a cognitively challenged aging megalomaniac, more like the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling. He’s an idiot, but the comments were so weird, I almost feel sorry for him. ¡Ay bendito! Abuelo necesita su medicina.

We were watching the Nightly Show today, catching up, as we’ve gotten behind, and coincidentally today’s episodes was from the day of the South Carolina shooting. Contrast The Donald’s remarks with those of the white shooter.

You rape our women and you’re taking over our county. And you have to go.

The Donald:

They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.

They sound remarkably similar, do they not? You don’t have to wonder anymore where the voices come from. They weren’t in a crazy person’s violent head, they are all around us. In fact, they are professed by the #2 presidential contender according to current polling.

What was at first, laughable, ridiculous, seems to me now decidedly more sinister.


  1. Sylvia

    Definitely sinister, Jim. We have sinister stuff in Australia, too. Look at the media that appeals to the masses. Look at the messages it gives. It’s subtle at first but if you are brought up on Murdoch media you don’t notice that you’ve been brainwashed. Oh, and there’s the comfort zone of don’t rock my boat, I’m all right, Jack, apres moi le deluge et al. And these people pull strings, either as puppeteers or a silent majority too fearful to go against the flow. History bytes.

    • Jim

      I totally agree, it’s easy to just let the messages spill out and wash over you. If you’re not paying attention they make sense, but fall apart under diligent scrutiny.

      And I swear, if we hadn’t been behind on the news and not seen those two sound bites side by side, I might not have made the connection.

      Yes, and I agree, Murdoch is the closest thing we have to a Persian cat stroking, monocled, Bond villain. haha.

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