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Norma Bates 
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Updated on March 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

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Re: “Woo. An open line

I am TOTALLY with you, Olph- , on Nibiru.

If the son of a bitch doesn't show up, your Norma's going to be pissed. (Sorry. Trump's degraded my vernacular.)

I chose to stay home because I didn't want to spend my last night on earth with a blind date and now this.

Meanwhile, I'm watching Trump stir up more racism and hate crimes from his base by attacking the NFL (read "blacks") and basically setting up another civil war by pouring gasoline on America's worst racist, classist and religious divisions. Conservatives against liberals. The Middle against the Coasts. The same old scapegoats: Jews, blacks, gays, artists, academia, journalists, scientists, the intelligentsia, "foreigners."

But tearing America apart isn't enough. Trump's got to taunt North Korea's Kim Jong Un -- who taunts "Hydrogen bomb" right back.

They may not be able to get rid of Kim Jong Un's dynasty in North Korea, but didn't you believe the United States was better than that? Turns out we're not.

Everybody can see Trump's a dangerous, incompetent, racist madman who has run America into the ground in less than a year in the White House - and it's getting worse daily: but nodoby will take the steps necessary to remove him and restore ethics and law before the corruption and escalating rage and violence deteriorates our foundations even further.

Then we've got our perpetual war against ISIS in the Middle East.

Yet still some idiots think it's all magically going to turn out swell.

Not as long as this man and this party (the GOP) are in power, things won't. The myth is that America's two parties are equivalent; basically the same. But they are not.

America is getting MORE diverse, not less. The LAST thing the GOP is about is recognizing diversity or equality. Wherever you look, they're at war.

They are destroying Americans' healthcare, America's diversity, America's Constitution, America's economy, America's education, America's social safety nets, Americans' human rights and equality -- they're destroying the American Dream itself. They've been at it at least since Nixon's "Southern Strategy" and Reagan's bullshit "trickle down" economics and their alignment with the radical Christian right minority. LOVE how they keep claiming those aren't "real" Christians committing these real hate crimes against Planned Parenthood and gays.)

Republicans are forced to lie about everything they promise and everything they do because their actual record is so abysmal. They're forced to gerrymander and rig elections and cull voters with restrictive "voter I.D." laws, because they lose legitimate elections when people know the truth about what they're doing to this country.

Maybe it IS the end of the world as we've known it -- and the beginning of a cataclysm unrelated to invisible planets or doomsday Christian prophecies. The establishment of a World Oligarchy.

I know: key lime pie! Fu Mei left one in the fridge, bless her heart.

Her reaction, BTW, to David Meade (Christian self-published author of end-of-the-world survival guides) predicting The End?

"Burr-shit."

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/23/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Woo. An open line

Van - Harvey (the producer, not the hurricane) has indirectly "financed" yours truly through meeting her ask in three various productions. I'm sure it was all an innocent mistake. Nothing to see there.

But look over here! The Hollywood Reporter found out who Angelyne really is!

I knew my Razorbabies would want to know.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/23/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

Watch our idiot Republican POTUS fumble reading his teleprompter and try to recover so nobody will notice.

Only we do. Dude's running on empty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/22/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

And don't pretend you didn't know this was coming.

"Trump is 'prepping his base' for a constitutional crisis to stop the Russia probe."

"Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the probe has gotten deep into sensitive financial areas involving Trump and his family, and the 'impulsive' president was almost certain to fire the special counsel."

"Quigley said the investigation, despite its complexity, had already revealed evidence of wrongdoing.

"'If you had seen what I had seen you'd want me to go full throttle,' he said.

"The lawmaker said he's trying to communicate a sense of urgency, because he believes Trump is willing to risk democratic institutions and civil society to protect himself from the investigation."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/trump-is-p…

You see, my Razorbabies? It's not just your beloved Norma (within whose bosom dwells naught but Love) who hath eyes to see and ears to hear.

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/22/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

What's impossible to swallow, PJ, is that they didn't know who and what Donald Trump was - going in. Everybody else did -- and has known for years.

Forget that everybody's known he was a liar, bully, fraud, swindler, cheat and crook. His team and the Republican party knew - and went along with them.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is STILL lying for Team Trump. STILL pretending he has anything to offer America other than chaos and catastrophe. She's as bad as he. They all are. They knew, and signed on.

The smart ones have stayed away from this administration in droves.

But what seems to have surprised everybody is that Donald Trump is not just incompetent; he's essentially stupid. Exploitive. Intuitive. Clever. Manipulative. But all on the level of a privileged adolescent frantically trying to prove his manhood.

Addressing the U.N. and deliberately insulting, childishly ridiculing a nation's leader by calling him "Rocket Man?" In no scenario is that sane, adult or rational.

Trump's base ate it up.

Seriously. People seem to have an aversion to admitting how dumb Donald Trump really is and always was. (His record at Wharton was mediocre at best.) He's dim. Incurious. Attention Deficit Disorder. Bi-polar. Sadistic. Narcissistic. Paranoid. Sociopathic. Did I mention really, really dim?

Hence the braggadocio and bullying -- to frighten you into thinking he's powerful so you won't notice he's currently owned by Russia (in debt to them up to his eyeballs) and has basically failed at everything he's ever tried (hiding losses and shuffling papers and repeatedly going bankrupt and getting bailed out by Daddy and running things through sham corporations and accounts -- robbing Peter to pay Paul. That's not "success." That's a sham. It's all pretend.

Donald Trump is, always was, and always will be a 100% con.

Sadly, all that pretty much describes Trump's base. They HATE intelligence, competence, facts, science, critical thinking, change, progress, minorities, human rights, equality -- oh, you know the drill.

But as megalomaniacal as Trump is, if he sees he's about to be exposed and is going down -- he'll take as many and as much down with him as he can. "What's the point of having atomic bombs if you're not going to use them?" he asked early in the campaign.

Donald Trump is grotesquely mentally ill and belongs nowhere near the Oval Office or the bomb. Here is how bad it is -- from the Washington Post 12 days ago:

"What if the president ordering a nuclear attack isn't sane? An Air Force major lost his job for asking."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retrop…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/22/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

"For the New York Times' Paul Krugman, both the legislation and its drafting tell you everything you need to know about the Republican Party, and "none of it good."

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/22/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

"Lisa Murkowski's bribe -- and the GOP's shameless health care scam
Alaska Republican is being lured to vote for Obamacare repeal -- with the promise her state can keep Obamacare."

"We know with relative certainty that the Republican crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has little or nothing to do with improving health insurance for average Americans. It's entirely about orchestrating a political stunt to pacify Republican voters who know even less about health care than the stupids they voted for. It's all about trolling the left and undermining Barack Obama's presidential legacy. Nothing more.

"The proof is easily revealed by looking at the bills the congressional Republicans have collectively proposed so far. While there are plenty of stellar endorsements from the Republicans who have voted to support the various iterations of the repeal and replace process, there aren't any reputable health care experts or organizations who have offered similarly favorable reviews."

http://www.salon.com/2017/09/22/lisa-murko…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/22/2017 at 4:36 PM

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