Saturday, November 12, 2016

In which the pond spends some quality time with the deplorable prattling Polonius ...


Already the Murdochians are rapt and eager for the end times, but the pond feels compelled to raise a technical point with the reptiles of the Daily Terror ...

The Donald has hit the ground tweeting ...


Yes, it's 100 tweets to change the world, and a pumped Trump hits the ground tweeting about the deplorables ... from "very unfair" to "love the fact" in a heartbeat of twittering stupidity ...

Now some thought these were classic examples of a lying fraudulent megalomaniac at work, but the pond took it as a good sign. 

You see, the Donald has shown a great tolerance - he's discovered a tremendous amount of chemistry with an Islamic Kenyan!


Happily for masochists - and sadists - Slate put together All of Donald Trump's Birther Tweets ...but what a good sign he's found chemistry with an Islamic and his wife has bonded with the woman she stole words from ...

Meanwhile, the reptiles of Oz are in a frenzy ...


Oh dear sweet long absent lord, there has to be one mindless fuckwit in the crowd endlessly chanting "Make Australia great again."

That's a level of fuckwittery even the pond finds too bizarre for words ...

Of course there were a few token hold outs designed to produce some semblance of balance ...


But would it be a decent day at the lizard Oz if 18C and idle chatter about 'leets and prattling Polonius weren't on parade?


Now obviously any sensible person wanting a quick, easy pond story would select the wonderfully stupid Oz editorial proposing that the Donald would rise to the economic challenge and help the aspirations of working families, as if tariffs, building physical and fiscal walls, an end to free trade, and a trade war with China are going to be good first steps ...

But the pond is loyal, and it turns out that prattling Polonius knew the result in advance. It's true he neglected to let the world know, but there's nothing like blowing your own trumpet after the event ...


Yes, Polonius saw it coming, and while it might seem sensible and reasonable to some to continue to think of the Donald as a dropkick and a loser, who will help keep a divided country in a state of deep division and turmoil for the next four years, all Polonius can see is a winner ... not that he's Polonius's kind of conservative, but in the weird world of the reptiles, it's any conservative in a storm ... even if the storm is self-inflicted ...


You know,  you could if you like, and without too much effort and very little to pay in the way of fines to the Godwin's Law swear jar, transfer this column holus bolus to Germany in the 1930s, helpfully celebrating the rise of Herr Hitler, and celebrating the way the appalling 'leets and the media failed ...

Just one sample will show how it might be done ...

It is one thing to misinterpret contemporary Germany and quite another to exhibit contempt towards Herr Hitler's voters.

After all, the Jews and the international bankers and the blacks and Jesse Owens and Kenyan Muslims have a  pussy-clutching case to answer ...

But the pond will settle for noting that anyone who made it to the end of prattling Polonius can be forgiven for completely forgetting that Clinton won the popular vote - the fifth candidate to do so and still lose, thanks to the technical and arcane rituals of the electoral college ...

As usual, google is the friend of those with a complete memory loss ...


So the Donald is the winner, but he's not the most popular of winners, and there's going to be a lot of tears shed over the next four years.

Polonius is so busy paying out The New York Times and Blow and all the rest of the usual reptile deplorables, that he fails to recognise he's fallen into the "We've won!", "We've won!??" syndrome ...

Polonius might love a little pussy-grabbing - that's his choice - but the pond reserves the right to take a view of the deplorables who voted for a pussy-grabber as their national leader ... and if that puts the pond in the company of the oscillating fan, so be it ...

Now is there any more nauseating or daunting spectacle than proud deplorable parents, showing off a snotty-nosed, squawking, tweeting brat of a tot to an ingratiating twit?

Thanks to Rowe, we have a sense of it, and more sensible Rowe here ...






9 comments:

  1. 'Any conservative in a storm' - gold, DP.

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    1. I think that old saying just keeps on fooling us.

      Do we ever learn?

      The Murdoch scribblers (most of them) do not seem to have learned from history, past and present. The message seems to be that Trump is unpleasant, tricky and quite possibly dangerous but that Australia must hang tightly to his coat tails. And the grovelling in Parliament by the government after Trump won this week has unsettled my tum.

      My bonnet is a-tremble by what I am seeing and hearing. Those with a megaphone are basically telling us that The System will curb Donald, that he will surround himself with sensible people (Palin?), that he will improve the economy (tax cut driven trickle down) and the silliest one of all, he may have been foxing all along.

      This is a man who has been underestimated all along. A buffoon. But this buffoon has single-handedly hijacked a moribund, split political party. He owes no- one and seems to do and say what he likes. Why would he change now?

      The columns of print telling us that high office will change Trump are being written by the same people who told us that Tony Abbott was a statesman in waiting.

      Human beings have a disturbing desire to see things as they want to be rather than as they are.

      Leonard Cohen picked an impeccable time to get out of town.

      Miss pp

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    2. You wouldn't be a psychopathic personality (PP) by any chance, would you?

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    3. Quite likely Anon. A lot of it around.

      Miss pp

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    4. THE PSYCHOPATH - The Mask of Sanity

      Provided you are not forcibly stopped, you can do anything at all.

      If you are born at the right time, with some access to family fortune, and you have a special talent for whipping up other people's hatred and sense of deprivation, you can arrange to kill large numbers of unsuspecting people. With enough money, you can accomplish this from far away, and you can sit back safely and watch in satisfaction. [...]

      Crazy and frightening - and real, in about 4 percent of the population....

      The prevalence rate for anorexic eating disorders is estimated a 3.43 percent, deemed to be nearly epidemic, and yet this figure is a fraction lower than the rate for antisocial personality. The high-profile disorders classed as schizophrenia occur in only about 1 percent of [the population] - a mere quarter of the rate of antisocial personality - and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that the rate of colon cancer in the United States, considered "alarmingly high," is about 40 per 100,000 - one hundred times lower than the rate of antisocial personality...

      Oh, indeed, they can imitate feelings, but the only real feelings they seem to have - the thing that drives them and causes them to act out different dramas for effect - is a sort of "predatorial hunger" for what they want. That is to say, they "feel" need/want as love, and not having their needs/wants met is described as "not being loved" by them. What is more, this "need/want" perspective posits that only the "hunger" of the psychopath is valid, and anything and everything "out there," outside of the psychopath, is not real except insofar as it has the capability of being assimilated to the psychopath as a sort of "food." "Can it be used or can it provide something?" is the only issue about which the psychopath seems to be concerned. All else - all activity - is subsumed to this drive.

      In short, the psychopath - and the narcissist to a lesser extent - is a predator...


      The Mask of Sanity by Hervey M. Cleckley - the Goodreads review. Seminal but now antique. strong consensus there that Cleckley writes remarkably well - eloquent, wonderful, understated, beautiful, entertaining, funny. Little wonder Vonnegut recommended this as the go to book.

      Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare - the Good reads review. Comprehensive and, near 60 years on, contemporary, but safe to say Hare's writing isn't as good as Cleckly's.

      The Mask of Sanity - Wikipedia

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  3. "...there has to be one mindless fuckwit in the crowd endlessly chanting "Make Australia great again.""

    Another trumpeting copyhat:

    http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/08/bernardi-vows-make-australia-great-again-staying-us

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3911772/South-Australian-Coalition-Senator-Cory-Bernardi-posts-selfie-Twitter-wearing-Donald-Trump-style-baseball-cap.html

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  4. Polonius - "'Ayres (falsely) predicted..."

    A deplorable choice of word there by Polonius. Deplorable, unless he is saying Ayres knew otherwise. And what's with the sneaky gutless brackets around the insinuated insult? Or did someone else later insert the word in Polonius text? Alzheimer's much, Polonius? Try: wrongly, incorrectly..

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  5. I love Polonius's idea of fair. "Only Fox gave Trump a fair run" he decrees.
    Fox was 110% for Trump from the get go and the rest of American Cable gave him a free pass on all his indiscretions and falsehoods. All the mattered was somebody elses Emails on Hilary's server.
    The nit picker is becoming very selective in his nit picking as his dotage. escalates.

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