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First, let not your heart be troubled with Conrad Black: Why Donald Trump will win big in 2020  [Excerpt. ReadTheWT]

Donald Trump is probably the most successful and powerful person in the world and he will steamroller this rag-tag of kooks and retreads desultorily arrayed against him.

Beneath the façade of Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney and most of Hollywood’s production before it was taken over by the limousine left, the United States is a jungle, and that is its strength and its weakness. It assures an immensely competitive Darwinian society in constant fermentation with high levels of achievement in practically every field, but it also causes inordinately large numbers of people to be ground to powder. The land of opportunity is the place where anyone can accomplish almost anything, but there is a threadbare safety net and more than 30 million people live in poverty. It has six to 12 times as many incarcerated people as other large, prosperous democracies, including Canada. And like all jungles, it is run, even if from a little behind the scenes, by the human equivalent of 30-foot constricting snakes and 700-pound cats. Trump’s offence, and his strength, is that he doesn’t make much effort to disguise the fact that he is a fierce, tough and often ruthless alumnus of the very tough schools of American capitalism, entertainment and politics.

The Globe and Mail headline implies that he has ridden his luck to where he is now. In fact, in making billions of dollars in (principally) Manhattan real estate, inventing a television concept and pulling in 25 million viewers every week for 14 seasons, devising a concept of levering celebrity, through being a boxing and wrestling impresario, a tabloid star and a reality TV icon, and then changing party affiliations seven times in 13 years and using social media to end-run the national press, seizing control of one of the great political parties and gaming the electoral system into the White House, he achieved more prior to his inauguration than any of the 43 preceding U.S. presidents except Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Grant, Eisenhower, and possibly Hoover. He is the only person elected president of the U.S. who never sought or held a public office or high military command and only the sixth to win the office with fewer votes than his chief opponent. This wasn’t luck; it was ambitious calculation and flawless execution.

And in the next moment the cub became enlightened…

Okay, here’s the DemoProg Plan for 2020

The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;


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  • ghostsniper September 29, 2019, 1:50 PM

    In the first paragraph of Conrad Black’s article he references an article by Lawrence Martin and I looked it up. I didn’t read far to find where Martin’s head is, and I read no further. He wrote this:

    ‘Mr. President I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.’”

    “It violates the law.” Mr. Tillerson recognized right away that this was a President without a moral compass.

    See it?
    This Martin person has either been trained to believe gov’t establishes morality, or, he’s trying to make the readers believe that it does. Either way, he is a bold faced liar and that was where I through his ass in the burning dumpster. Then I went back to reading Black’s article. Trump is gonna mop the floor big time.

  • PA Cat September 29, 2019, 4:20 PM

    Only a matter of time until the Yesterday’s News folks come out with pumpkin spice-scented litter for cats (Yesterday’s News “eco-friendly cat litter” is the only legitimate use for pulped copies of the NYT).

  • John the River September 29, 2019, 4:55 PM

    They have been reprinting Calvin forever, but not Lil’ Abner.

    Can’t imagine why not.

  • Casey Klahn September 30, 2019, 6:54 AM

    Is anyone else picking out their Civil War uniform? I’m thinking about a blue one, with bullion and piping on the leg of the trousers.

    Clears throat.

  • Casey Klahn September 30, 2019, 6:57 AM

    Envisioning justice under the new agenda. My new gender thesis, auto-generated.

  • Sam L. September 30, 2019, 10:29 AM

    My pain level is ZERO.