Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: The Remake
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German horror film. The remake is now underway. They're calling it The Cabinet of Dr. Trumpigari.It's another horror show -- the scariest thing you've ever seen. It's packed with monstrous people of evil intent and no regard for humanity, and it's only going to get worse. Run for your lives!
Because what else is there?
Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State? Tillerson is an old-school Texas oilman. The CEO of Exxon Mobil, he was a long-time denier of global warming who's now found it expedient to modify his rhetoric. He's a career Exxon employee and has never worked elsewhere. He's utterly devoted to oil and gas production, and Exxon profitability, period. He has zero other experience and seems uniquely unqualified for the State Dept. "Doing massive deals" for international oil extraction is not diplomacy. Plus, he's so far up Russia's oily ass that when Putin opens his mouth, Rex can see Red Square!
Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy? Was a flunkwad student at Texas A&M. His family owned a private hunting ranch they named "Niggerhead." Is the village idiot ex-governor of Texas. And now he'll head the Cabinet department he said he'd eliminate but whose name he couldn't remember. Oops! He's a paid board member of the company building the now-halted Dakota Access Pipeline. Oops again! It's doubtful that Rick the Dick knows that the DOE regulates things like energy research and production, nuclear safety, and military nuclear weapons programs. Rick Perry, nuclear scientist . . . said no one, ever.
Doug Niedermeyer, Sergeant-At-Arms?
I'd like to say "Wake me when it's over," but I'm too dismayed to sleep.
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