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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Study In Contrasts

On Sunday, the AP released the full transcript of a recent interview it conducted with Cheeto Jesus.  It reveals an unintelligible, inarticulate, meaningless argle-bargle of Trumpspeak.  Here's the link to the transcript:  https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83

And here are some of the gems excerpted from his steady stream of lying bullshit:

Said he's "mostly there" on his "100-day action plan."  Uh, mostly not.  Not even close.

"Never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it."  C'mon, Donald!  While campaigning, you "loved" WikiLeaks.

Said the Electoral College is "very difficult for a Republican to win" because it's "so skewed" toward Democrats.  No, it's not.

Admitted he didn't understand NATO, and claimed that "back when they did NATO, there was no such thing as terrrorism."  NATO is a political and military alliance formed in 1949 for the mutual defense of its member nations.  It is not an anti-terrorism agency.  And BTW Donnie, terrorism has been around forever.

Describing a meeting with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md):  "Well he said, you'll be the greatest president in the history of, but you know what, I'll take that also, but that you could be.  But he said, will be the greatest president but I would also accept the other."  Huh?  And WTF??  I need Sarah Palin to translate that mess.

Claimed his pipe-dream Mexican wall is "not going to be that expensive."  The DHS projects it'll cost over $20 billion.  It should be free, since Mexico was going to pay for it.

Cleared up the whole flexible vs. exact thing, then offered his interviewer a soft drink:  "You have to have a certain flexibility, Number One.  Number Two, from the time I took office till now, you know, it's a very exact thing.  It's not like generalities.  Do you want a Coke or anything?"  LOL!

By way of contrast, on Monday President Obama spoke at his first public event since leaving the White House.  He led a discussion at the University of Chicago on the need for young people to engage and participate politically.  As usual, my Cousin Barry was cool, calm and well-spoken.

The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz put it this way:

Obama's Barage of Complete Sentences Seen As Brutal Attack on Trump
In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, former President Barack Obama unloaded a relentless barrage of complete sentences in what was widely seen as a brutal attack on his successor, Donald Trump.

Appearing at his first public event since leaving office, Obama fired off a punishing fusilade of grammatically correct sentences, the likes of which the American people have not heard from the White House since he departed.

"He totally restricted his speech to complete sentences," Tracy Klugian, a student at the event, said.  "It was the most vicious takedown of Trump I'd ever seen."

"About five or six sentences in, I noticed that all of his sentences had both nouns and verbs in them," Carol Foyler, another student, said.  "I couldn't believe he was going after Trump like that."

Obama's blistering deployment of complete sentences clearly got under the skin of their intended target, who, moments after the event, responded with an angry tweet:  "Obama bad (or sick) guy.  Failing.  Sad!"

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