Trump U

Got 'Cha

Got ‘Cha

It is clear to me, this far into the primary election season, that it is no longer possible to get much substance out of most candidates. However, humor abounds. I just wanted to share with you, dear reader, an insightful piece from my favorite magazine, the New Yorker. Does this tickle your funny bone, or is the reality a little too chilling?  I’m interested.  You can tell me.

Advertisements

About Jim Wheeler

U. S. Naval Academy, BS, Engineering, 1959; Naval line officer and submariner, 1959 -1981, Commander, USN; The George Washington U., MSA, Management Eng.; Aerospace Engineer, 1981-1999; Resident Gadfly, 1999 - present. Political affiliation: Independent, tending progressive as the GOP recedes from its Eisenhower roots.
This entry was posted in Political partisanship, Politics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

22 Responses to Trump U

  1. shimoniac says:

    A little from column A, and a little from column B. I found it amusing, then I found it chilling. Now, I’m going downstairs to make a hot drink and hope that Trump’s ego and ignorance start fighting and kill him.

    Like

    • Jim Wheeler says:

      shimo, I’m embarrassed that you Canadians have to see us even considering a joker like Drumph. Ouch.

      Like

      • shimoniac says:

        It appears, to me at least, that Trump is the veritable apotheosis of American politics. Equal parts photogenic, avaricious, ignorant, egotistical, and blustering; and all of it 11 on the Richter scale. He’s like a flaming derailed train carrying puppies and kittens, crashing into a children’s hospital. You don’t want to watch, but you can’t look away, and the scope of the tragedy is almost beyond comprehension.

        Like

        • Jim Wheeler says:

          Yes, he’s all that. Well described. Trump’s playing The Art of the Deal, shimo. If he wins, and he could, he will be like the dog who finally caught the car. The primary campaign season is America’s top-rated reality show. How embarrassing.

          Like

  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    And to think I could have graduated from there so much easier. The best part is huh-twenty. Ask R2D2 and 3CPO to explain it.

    Like

  3. henrygmorgan says:

    Jim: Thanks for turning me on to Flowers. This is classic Sophocles, Swift, Twain caliber satire, hitting the. mark precisely without overdoing it. I have to add one more source to my reading list. Thanks again. Bud

    Like

  4. Oh, I missed this in the magazine – glad I caught it here. Yes, both, Jim. Last I heard from our local newspaper, Trump was being sued by former “students” but i havne’t kept up, don’t know where that is now. It’s still not clear to me whether Trump or Cruz would be more disasterous.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Well done to the New Yorker ,,, but I continue to be one not worried about The Donald.

    Like

    • Jim Wheeler says:

      Frank, I hope you are not underestimating the depth of scorn with which many Republicans view Hillary. It has little to do with substance and much to do with misogyny. Hope I’m wrong. This year’s contests are not politics as usual, needless to say.

      Like

      • aFrankAngle says:

        I understand that point … yet I continue to believe he won’t be nominated.

        Like

      • I agree, and I wonder what would happen if there is a terrorist threat in October. Many many voters would suddenly think, Cant’ have a woman in charge here, so regardless of whether it’s Trump or Cruz, the fear might tilt more independents toward that ticket. These are scary times.

        Like

  6. PiedType says:

    Both hilarious and chilling. But it captures The Donald perfectly.

    Like

  7. Both. Truly Donald Trump scares the BeJeezus out of me. In part he does so because there are enough previously thought to be semi-intelligent people who will pull the lever for him, I can only shake my head in wonder and be thoroughly stupefied by their ‘logic’. Then there are those, including independents and Democrats who will vote for him simply because they ‘hate’ Hilary. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like Hilary either. I don’t like that she was the pre-ordained nominee of the Democratic party either. But I would never elect Donald Trump simply as a protest.

    I fear him. I fear what he would do to this nation.

    Like

    • Jim Wheeler says:

      @valentinelogar,

      I agree that Trump is dangerous. My take on him is a man who started rich and got richer by being arrogant and aggressive with his money, kind of like someone playing Monopoly who gets a few good early rolls of the dice and gains hotels early. He clearly hasn’t thought this politics thing through, as evidenced by the flap over his stumble yesterday. I’m talking about his opinion that, if abortions become illegal (as his party intends), should women who get illegal abortions be punished? His campaign office quickly revoked his initial affirmative after he spoke, but it’s clear that anything’s possible with this guy. He flies by the seat of his pants.

      Like

  8. Here’s my answer to The Donald on Trump U

    …and the horse you rode in on.

    Like

  9. List of X says:

    This was great, but I can do so much better. Many people say I am very funny, and I have a great brain, and I could do humor so much better than anyone else. New Yorker is a total failure and they could barely manage three questions – but me, I could do ten questions, easy! And did I mention how funny I am?
    …sorry, this Trumpspeak is contagious… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s