Another Reality Show?

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Whatever happened to the days when a person could turn on the telly and find a good situation comedy, drama or variety show? Isn’t life full of enough to keep things interesting without having to be a voyeur into someone else’s self-created drama? And, for that matter, if we want to come face to face with drama isn’t there enough of it contained within the constant battle to reshape and redirect the nation without having to add more silliness to the mix? Case in point: we are now going to be subjected to the ultimate reality show: Donald Trump is back. WHY can’t he just GO AWAY?

How screwed up dysfunctional is our political system and media when the likes of an ex presidential candidate who was never serious about running for office because he’d have to release his REAL financial information becomes the person to whom all other GOP clowns candidates must bow and kiss his arse ring?  Is this what politics has become? Is it not bad enough that we have to be subjected to these losers candidates debating at all — but now we have to see The Donald behaving as though he should be taken seriously his opinion matters to anyone other than people who like seeing a sleeping animal atop someone’s head?

Oh, GOP…*sigh*…you have sunk SO low.  By agreeing to have Trump moderate the next debate, you have taken away anything that remotely resembles being serious about this country, our problems and finding real solutions. You have now reached the point of no return.

Whatever ‘grand’ was ever in that ‘Grand Old Party’ is now a thing of the past. You’re now the ultimate reality show…but the problem is that you have given the nation the opposite of what you claim to want to do: give voters a real choice.

What a not funny joke.


  1. right, BD, I’ll share here too:

    brain-dead pop media’s official ‘firer’ is indeed something of a clown – as I’ve written before, he would be dismissed from the table of any inner-circle oligarch for just farting without permission – to be clear, names of the members of said ‘circle’ are proscribed from publication in Stevie Forbes’ little newsletter, a tradition going back to the lesson learned by granddad Bertie… e.g.

    ”…shortly after publishing his first list of the 30 richest Americans. Heading the list was John D. Rockefeller, Sr. whose wealth exceeded $1.2 billion (at a time when successful bank presidents earned around $5,000 per year. When the list was published Rockefeller sent a scathing letter to Forbes demanding a correction, insisting that his personal wealth was no where near a billion dollars.

    source: Jon Christian Ryter, 2006

    • Brooklyn Dame says

      Thanks for posting — it’s a sad state of affairs, isn’t it?

      I have no intention for voting for any GOP candidate but, as a concerned voter, I’d at least like to see candidates who present themselves as serious. How can I be expected to take any of them seriously when Trump is on their radar? Trump is a fraud; frankly, I’ve always found him to be amusing in his self-promotion. He wants people to believe that he’s filthy rich and a savvy business man when he is, according to his own (cut off) bankers, he’s leveraged to the gills. Additionally, how savvy can he be when he lost at the one business in which ‘the house’ always wins? What a dope!

  2. Prediction: GOP big circus blows up into an even more abstruse 3-ring fools paradise sometime around March, wherewith the back-room scramble (already in progress) coalesces. A messenger is dispatched to summon the saviour for both the party and the nation. El Salvadore will not reach for this (far too vulgar), nor campaign as a low, despicable ‘politician’. Rather, he will figuratively mount a blinding, alabaster charge and parade from hamlet to hamlet announcing, in the grandest and vaguest of rhetoric, his deliverance of the nation from its heretofore feckless leadership… of whom do I speak?

    None other, of course, then the Victor of Mesopotamia, the Thinking Mans War Monger, a virtual Deus Ex Machina… Generalissimo Petraeus

    • Brooklyn Dame says

      Interesting theory! But don’t you think that the GOP’s loonies, um, I mean supporters are tired of military industrial complex types by now? OK…I couldn’t say that with a straight face.

  3. never and the theory isn’t original…

    • Brooklyn Dame says

      Well, this is something that remains to be seen. Much of his theory hinges upon what happens in the middle east. Right now, it’s still about the economy here.

  4. Larry Polsky says

    I suspect you have forgotten how many “grand” Trump is worth.

    • as mentioned, Stevie Forbes little newsletter… it says about The Donald:
      last year, in a book about Trump, New York Times editor Timothy L. O’Brien cited three unnamed “people with direct knowledge of Donald’s finances” who said Trump’s true net worth was $150 million to $250 million–in the vicinity of what his publicly traded stake in his casino company is worth.
      Trump has sued the author on defamation claims in New Jersey. In August, the judge in the case ruled against O’Brien’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
      compare this to what we know about serious ‘wealth’… e.g.
      “Real wealth is so invisible that not only is it never seen by the working class, the families who control it are never mentioned by the media they control. Paparazzos don’t lay in wait to get their picture—in fact, they are seldom, if ever, photographed in public. The tabloids don’t write about them because their lives are as private as their wealth. They live on the pinnacle of the world, but as far as the world is concerned, they don’t exist”
      again, from

    • Brooklyn Dame says

      Not at all; note my other comments. The Donald is a blowhard and an overly leveraged fraud.

  5. Larry Polsky says

    I wrote several letters, including one to Time, regarding general betrayus.