Robert Young's Blog – May 2017 Archive (11)

I Want My Participation Trophy

Without my usual session with Kornheiser and Wilbon, there's a Natinals game on with two guys I don't know. Or ever, since I'll be switching to something else soon enough. Not only because one of them is bloviating about "participation trophies" for juveniles; as in, they're bad policy. And sounding angry about it. I suppose he's all for six year olds' Social Darwinism.

On the other hand,…


Added by Robert Young on May 29, 2017 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

I Wish I Had a Photographic Memory

The attentive reader notes that the quote preamble to these endeavors (not, alas, here on Our Salon, or I can't figure out how to do it!) has changed structure some over the years. These days, the top few are (semi-)permanent, while the middle change every now and again as part of the housecleaning, while the last turns over on Sunday (if I remember!).

Among the permanent is the quote from Ernst Haas ("They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo./1983"), which he spoke…


Added by Robert Young on May 26, 2017 at 9:12am — No Comments

Can You Hear Me Now?

Regular reader will, likely, recall the missives offered in these endeavors to the effect that Neville Chamberlain Trump has always had a simple grift as goal: to implement the Leona Principle, "Only the little people pay taxes!". In particular, that he and the other members of his Billionaires Club object to progressive taxation, now more than ever. Again, the notion of progressivity in income taxation rests on the notion of shared sacrifice, and that such sacrifice should, to some extent,…


Added by Robert Young on May 24, 2017 at 12:57pm — 4 Comments

Your Order is Shipping

During the campaign Neville Chamberlain Trump made a point of criticising Obambi for his use of Executive Orders. Obambi, by such talk, was the prime abuser of executive power in all the history of the country. Here's a list and you can see that Neville Chamberlain Trump is way, way ahead. On an annual basis or term basis since Truman, Obambi is at the bottom. Another big lie.

And, BTW, the count for the first 100 days is 32…


Added by Robert Young on May 18, 2017 at 6:28am — 4 Comments

What The Doctor Told Me

Dr. McElhone used to say, "the answer is obvious to even the most casual observer."  That was how he reacted to knuckleheads.  But, then, he was Ph.D. in math stat, which isn't an easy thing to do anywhere.  And it's really not easy at Iowa State.

So, today, yet again, we get more leaks; that Flynn told the WH that he was under investigation by the FBI on 4 January, weeks before he got his NSA appointment.  The talking heads were beside themselves, at least the left heads, with the…


Added by Robert Young on May 17, 2017 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

De Spot Boss, De Spot

As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do
-- Neville Chamberlain Trump/2017

Spoken like the true despot he is.

Added by Robert Young on May 16, 2017 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

All Juice and No Seeds

My youth was somewhat misspent, in that I gravitated to activities found with a somewhat older generation. Music, in particular. While my peers were into R&R, I was into modern folk, and especially "The Limeliters". The true folkies hated the modern versions as being inauthentic, and Lou, Alex, and Glenn made much of their living singing in saloons. Big ones, but not coffee houses. They had their last concert on my birthday in 1963.

They reunioned in the mid 70s, and continued in…


Added by Robert Young on May 16, 2017 at 5:08am — No Comments

I Pledge Allegience to the United States of Trumpistan

I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so.

Added by Robert Young on May 12, 2017 at 5:06am — No Comments

Uh Oh!

The title says it all. Here's the latest Q Poll on Orange Julius Caesar. Not that he cares, of course.

The most common responses -- "idiot," "incompetent," and "liar" -- did not reflect well on the president, whose approval ratings from the same poll are near record lows.

The most common words were:

1. "Idiot," 39 times

2. "Incompetent," 31 times

3. "Liar," 30…


Added by Robert Young on May 11, 2017 at 6:13am — 9 Comments

Thought For The Day - 10 May 2017

Well, we now know how this works out.  Orange Julius Caesar issues pre-emptive presidential pardons to all his turncoat minions.  And the obsequious Congress let's it pass.  Through further election manipulation, the Right Wingnuts solidify control of Congress, ensuring that Orange Julius Caesar and his chosen successors run the USofA for the benefit of the Billionaire Boys Club.

You read it here first.

Added by Robert Young on May 10, 2017 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

On Death and Taxes

They are said to be the only two unavoidable events in life. Well, your friend and mine Raul Labrador had his 15 minutes of fame this past week, by uttering this gem:

nobody dies because they don't have access to health care.

Funny thing is, morality aside (and economists and Right Wingnuts do so at all times), he's mostly right. Most of the money spent on keeping coggers alive for a few extra months before cancer or heart disease kills them, fits his…


Added by Robert Young on May 8, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments


Leaving the Purple House

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 15, 2019 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

As Luck Would Have It

Posted by Robert B. James on June 15, 2019 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

PreOP Poem

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 1:33pm 2 Comments

Fear of Being Sentimental

Posted by Doc Vega on June 14, 2019 at 10:42am 0 Comments

Road Trip to Thunder Bay Postponed

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 10:07am 2 Comments

Kept the Memory

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 8:32am 3 Comments

Cutting Edge Not Vertical

Posted by Robert B. James on June 14, 2019 at 7:57am 3 Comments

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