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Hard to talk about anything else

Maybe it’s just the inundation of crap I have in my Facebook feed right now that’s making me want to retreat from the news, but I’m having a hard time focusing on drug policy (that, and the fact that I’m focused on a show I’m producing that’s running right now in Chicago that closes at the end of this week).

I guess there’s such a feeling of uncertainty as to what the upcoming Presidency will mean to… anything. It seems to me that those who are absolutely certain are probably the most likely to be completely wrong.

So, while this has already been shared in comments, it seems that perhaps I just need to play this for you.

Seems like a good pick to me.

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11 comments to Hard to talk about anything else

  • Daniel Williams

    HaHa?

  • Frank W.

    All pundits can go fuck themselves. This is a crisis, a turning point, a Crisitunity!

  • JULY 2016 – Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton’s email
    https://t.co/37ideYotOo

    If we can have a president like this, having Walter White run the DEA makes perfect sense.

  • Analyze This

    The letter continues:

    The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/electoral-college-intelligence-briefing-russia-election_us_584ee466e4b0e05aded4da1b

  • DonDig

    I’m with you Pete. I’d been watching avidly and now lately I’m kind of overloaded, and hardly watch anything at all, (although I can still put up with reading about some of it). Every day has so much that, in any normal reality wouldn’t make any sense at all and could easily be dismissed as ‘fake’ news, now seems to be the new normal reality.
    I haven’t adjusted yet, intending not to sort of, and Trump hasn’t even taken office yet! This is getting more mad-hatterish each day it seems.
    And some other parts of the world seem to have gone off the rails too. The latest headline I saw was 5900 deaths due to the Duterte drug ‘cleansing’ thing. And people over there are letting it happen!
    How do otherwise civilized humans behave like this? Does this stuff compute for anyone?
    (sniffle)

  • Social change brings along with itself a temporary confusion as the old gives way to the new.

    Yep, feels a bit as tho we went down the rabbit hole. I am waiting for all the chips to quit falling.

    In the meantime all this Trump prohibition stuff seems as absurd and unreal as any trip I have ever been on.

    Prohibitchionists must be the new states rights experts?

    Not what I had in mind when I heard Trump respond to his legalization question by saying he believed in states rights.

  • Servetus

    A culture of narcissism typically festers upon the body politic. In this case, a lesion has occurred, embodied in the personality disorder of one person, Donald John Trump. This is not the first time this has happened.

    Mao Zedong, of little red book fame, was a narcissist. It was feared humiliating information about Mao might reach the West, so remedies were taken. People who took care of the Chinese leader, his handlers, would replace Chairman Mao’s staff (the people who functioned like a Whitehouse staff) every two months, otherwise Mao was so nuts they would start noticing it, and they might leak the information.

    Narcissists cannot take criticism, and neither did Mao. When Mao’s industrialization program was failing, no one could tell him because narcissists tend to kill — or try to kill — the messenger of bad news. As a result, about 50-million people, Chinese farmers and citizens who depended upon them, were forced to make pig iron under Mao’s industrialization program, and thereby died of starvation. Mao Zedong is considered the number one mass killer of all time.

    Slobodan Milošević, AKA the Butcher of the Balkans, is another example of a narcissist gone wild. Milošević illustrated a peculiar aspect of the narcissist, that of a torrid devotion toward their spouse or love interest. His wife remained close to him up until the day Slobodan died of a heart attack in a United Nations jail cell in The Hague.

    • Analyze This

      “Narcissists cannot take criticism, and neither did Mao.”

      “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.”
      ~ Martin Luther

  • I don’t think Donald ever heard or took heed to Ike’s warning about the Military/Industrial complex.

    Or did he?
    Seems to have lots of buddies there.