Donald Trump, get over yourself. You wanna be better than Obama, start actually acting like you care about the country and not the version currently played out in the most depression editions of Call Of Duty. In other words, wake the f*** up.
(I was going to be the original photo up that came from the video, but given that this is such a non-controversy, I decided a pancake was better instead)
In the age before the Internet, finding a shocking video of someone being beheaded would have been something sold or watched in the dark corners of the world. Now such rare exclusivity is gone and beheading videos can pop up as often as Donald Trump tweets. The effect of such quantity and availability means that voices involved are varied; some are traditionally outraged, some perhaps think it’s promo for another season of American Horror Story and some would probably see it as an outtake from a really cheesy B-movie intended to send up horror films.
In the spirit of Trump voters and his administration disavowing facts, I will disavow them when talking about Obama in this post. Deal with it.
This is Greg Gianforte, a 56-year-old millionaire who owns CRM tech company RightNow Technologies and is on the eve of possibly winning a congressional seat in Montana. Yesterday, he body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs for asking questions regarding a Congressional Budget Office report on the Trumpcare bill which gives an unfavorable review of it. For public figures, physically assaulting and threatening the media only makes them go harder. If it’s too hot in the kitchen, you can always work at McDonalds.
I apologize for featuring this same photo of Donald Trump that I used in another blog post. The fact of the matter is that there are so many sides of Trump that you can never tell which of them fit his real character. One side I wish he’d do away with is the part of himself that believes he lives in an alternate reality where he is considered a hero and everyone else is the villain.
There’s a famous scene in Seven where Morgan Freeman walks into a library and the cops, upstairs playing cards, mock him. As he notes, and I’m paraphrasing, is that in the halls of knowledge, a cop’s only pleasure in this moment is playing cards. I can attest to not being the most avid reader and being almost more like Mills, played by Brad Pitt, where I’m only interested in the cliff notes version. Reading is important, perhaps even more important for those in power as someone who is in government. Or, as we keep finding out with this healthcare bill, maybe not.
I have a confession to make: I have way too many smartphones. It’s insane, I know; no human being needs more than one smartphone. I on the other hand like to have the best of both worlds as you never know when a situation will come about where assistance will be needed with an Android or IOS interface. People who are fans of both interfaces however develop passionate, sometimes ethical reasons for supporting one over the other. An Android user may feel that Apple is a boutique brand that doesn’t allow for much customization outside of changing the wallpaper, icons and ringtones while an Apple user may feel Android is too unstable that lives in a world without standardization.
I don’t personally care, but I also understand.
The New Yorker recently put a bold idea out into the universe – why can’t we impeach Donald Trump using the 25th amendment? After reading all four sections, I’m curious as to why this is so difficult to enact. Donald Trump clearly is daring someone to throw the big guns at him and this amendment, by all appearances, could be our biggest weapon against him.
I’ve come to the conclusion with Donald Trump that he really is just a casual gamer when it comes to being president. All of us who come in with a simplified view of what it takes to being in charge of this country ultimately end up understanding that there are many cogs in the machine that have to work together – when the cogs fight against each other, that machine is held to a standstill. If you are used to playing Angry Birds and then decide any one of the many Call Of Duty games would be a piece of cake, there’s a rude awakening in your future.