Wednesday, November 09, 2016
A new idea for making the Trump regime more fun. Get your dice ready!
GAME #1 - Where, and how soon, will we see "Boots on the Ground"? Roll one die for each list.
1 - Iraq
2 - Syria
3 - Libya
4 - Yemen
5 - Iran
6 - other
1 - within three months after Inauguration
2 - 3-6 months
3 - 6-9 months
4 - 9-12 months
5 - 12-24 months
6 - during the last two years of the administration
GAME #2 - Match the appointee with the position! Roll one die for each list.
1 - Rudy Giuliani
2 - Trey Gowdy
3 - Chris Christie
4 - Newt Gingrich
5 - Ted Cruz
6 - other
1 - Attorney General
2 - Secretary of State
3 - Department of Education
4 - Environmental Protection Agency
5 - Chief of Staff
6 - Ministry of Propaganda
GAME #3 - Who will be the press secretary? (just roll the die one time)
2 -Katrina Pierson
3- Jeffery Lord
4- Corey Lewandowski
5-Scottie Neil Hughes
On the first game, my result was Libya, in 6-9 months. My second result was Trey Gowdy for Attorney General. For #3, I got Kellyanne Conway.
Back to pot: apparently Trump doesn’t have a problem with the medical aspects of it. But if Pence is going to be the one doing all the work… and with him being the puritan he is… who knows what might happen. It may be time to stock up, just in case! J Pot votes passing in CA, ME, MA, and NV might make it less likely that we’d see a fed crackdown on recreational sales and use, as it's in something like eight states now, and all up and down the West Coast. It may be too late for crackdowns now. Chris Christie is the one who’s such a hard-ass on pot, and I doubt he’d get any kind of powerful appointment after the Bridgegate thing… but you just never know with the GOP.
And I have doubts Trump would try and do the Mussolini thing. I’m actually thinking it may be more of a mixed bag. He may have some centrist tendencies, and he might do some things that are OK with people on both sides of the political fence. He might even actually try to reach across the aisle. But Pence will probably be whispering far-right crap in his ear. The thought of Trump as the puffed-up figurehead running America, Inc. with Pence doing the dirty work is pretty frightening. Trump may not have any real agenda to advance, but Pence will do whatever he can to advance a religious conservative agenda. I’m starting to think Pence is possibly more dangerous than The Donald.
We can all hope the pragmatist in Trump comes out, that he pisses off a lot of people who voted for him by changing his mind or not following through on stuff he said during the campaign, and that maybe he won’t actually be too horrible.
And I don’t believe Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump, either. To all those Bernie fanatics who are saying “We told you so”, all I have to say is “And so we will never know for sure, will we?”
And when they say “But all the polls showed he had a better chance against Trump!” then I’ll say “Yeah, but that’s what the polls said about Hillary too, once she got the nomination… why don’t you ask her about the trustworthiness of polls?”
I’m not sure I will ever be able to take comfort in polls again after this! Meh...
Forgot to mention climate change, too… efforts to slow it down are bound to take a huge hit now, and our attention-challenged public will probably start forgetting about it. We can hope that isn’t the case.
Whatever happens, I am relieved this election cycle is over. I just wish it would have turned out better.