Maybe Donald, the talking yam, will make America great again. Certainly , Cleveland is looking forward to a good time in July:
Last month, artist Spencer Tunick put out a call for women to pose nude at the Republican National Convention this summer. They'll be part of his latest large-scale art installation: "Everything She Says Means Everything." According to Tunick, the response has been massive. He says 1,500 women have applied for the 100 available spots.
"The response has been incredible," said Tunick, who recently returned to the U.S. after organizing a project in Bogota, Colombia. "These women really are so brave."
Tunick shared with Esquire some of the reasons the women gave for wanting to participate:
"As a woman, I want to stand up for my reproductive rights. As a Hispanic, I want to be seen as a member of this community. As a first-generation American, I want to show that anyone deserves the opportunity to come here. As a young woman, I want to embrace my body and everyone else's size and shape. As a human being, I want to stand up against Trump and other Republicans whose hateful speech towards women, immigrants, LGBT people, and all 'others' is poisoning this nation."
Of course, this is probably like being a gynecologist, for every good one you see, you have to look at four that are perfectly hideous.
As a part of the conference I am hosting I had to go to a social event last night. After a couple of large hefeweizens, a member of our group brought up the subject of the demon that is Donald Trump. Like throwing chum in the water, I took the bait. To my great regret.
One thing that really stuck in my head was when I pointed out that Trump proposes to default on US debt. The ardent moron's, supporter's response? "Yea well at least he will do something about the huge debt!" And this was from someone I think of as fairly intelligent. Yet, he could not make the distinction of the difference between the idea of lowering the public debt (good) and defaulting on US debt bonds ( really, really, bad).
This is what we are dealing with today in America. It is scary and its also very dangerous.
When I got home, I had several more of these:
And when I went to sleep, I dreamt about these:
I suspect that next year I will be working on this.
After last night's Rethuglican slugfest. My takeaways:
Trump does not have as much game as he thinks he does, and needs to put Super Tuesday away quickly. Time is not on his side. That said, he is right about Rubio and Cruz, they have never led anyone or hired anyone. ( Besides hacks like them).
Both Cruz and Rubio are entitled, arrogant pricks. Rubio will make the GOP more inclusive? I don't think so-especially when the consequences of his tax and economic policies come home to roost. And stop talking about Reagan you worthless piece of shit. You don't know the first thing about the real Ronald Reagan. Chupar una polla culo.
It is a shame Kasich's record is at odds with his rhetoric. He is the only one who looked sane on the stage.His answer on why business is business and vendors don't get to make value judgments on their customers is one I very much agreed with. But then you remember he just defunded planned parenthood. Since he is from Pittsburgh this makes him a:
The bible has a word for men like these: Pharisee.
Evangelicals are constantly bellowing about America's moral decay. They could stand to take a look in the mirror
And then there is poor Dr. Carson.
Every time I think the GOP of 2016 has hit rock bottom, someone takes out a pick ax and digs a new sub-basement. Only one thing to do, and that is drink! Forget beer we need to move straight to the hard stuff:
This is my first post in the month of May. Not for lack of desire-but for lack of time. I have spent most of this month on the road, first spending several weeks in the land of Eretz Yisrael and then a long promised trip to take the S.O. to see Slovenia. Slovenia, by the way is wonderful and worth the time to go. Lake Bled is simply charming and Ljubljana really surprised me. In the next couple of days I will post some pictures of that little jaunt as well as some shots from an afternoon spent roaming around Jerusalem. Suffice it to say it will be good to get back to the old homestead and working at my desk again. My business trips are always busy and something has to fall away.
Hope every one had a nice Memorial Day or Pentecost holiday. The summer has officially started. That means its time for lots of this:
Middle of the road kind of guy. Love living in Asia and will be back there as soon as I can. I lived 8 and a half grand and glorious years in Asia traveling from one end to the other and generally having a really good time. Despite my best efforts to stay, I was "Quantum Leaped" to a 3 and 1/2 year exile in the USA to pay for my sins - suffering through the lunacy that is life in the American South. I am now back overseas, living the expat life again, working my way around the world- taking the long way home to Asia via the path of living in Germany. Like Dr. Samuel Beckett, I am hoping my next leap will be the leap that brings me home to Asia. Always on the lookout for my next ex-wife.