Information Overload

Again, I hear something in one of Trump’s rambles that I think is going to get lost in the rest of the rambling. He’s speaking at a rally for some mainstream Republican dude in Alabama who he evidently endorsed. Some significant portion of people at the rally boo the dude (some interviewees literally had no clue who the dude was, they were there to see Trump … which is a lot like a memorable advertising campaign where no one remembers the product). And somewhere in the middle of Trump’s thoughts about how [minorities? professional sports players? people who disagree with Trump?] should be fired for non-violent and fairly non-disruptive protests and using the same insult toward the leader of North Korea, there’s Trump’s musing on his support for the mainstream candidate at whose rally he was speaking: “And I might have made a mistake. And I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake.”

Umm … I’m here to talk you into voting for this guy, but maybe you shouldn’t vote for him. But, hey, I’m here so heap praise on me.

And his musing on their close relationship: “I don’t know him. I met him once”. Which, yeah, since he said the same thing about Putin may indicate a deeper relationship. But I’m more included to believe he’s supporting some dude he literally met once, knows nothing about, and worse knows nothing about the guy’s beliefs. Essentially how he supports health care bills too — I didn’t read it, I have no idea what it does. But by all things holy, they need to pass it and I’m signing the thing.

Also of note – Trump could have been at home, spending the night getting ready to watch some games tomorrow. (1) He also could have been at home working on initiatives, spending time with family, or reading through his curated folder of articles fawning over him. But (2) how the hell much work is it to watch a few games? Back when Bush was constantly down in Texas clearing brush, I wondered how quickly the stuff grew … but I can at least concede that, provided brush is there, it is a time consuming task to remove it. Seriously, it isn’t like Trump has to prep snacks for the game. Clean the house. Fluff the cushions. Make a beer run. Back before we had a PVR scheduled to record the game, “prep” meant checking the TV listing to get the time and channel. Turning on the TV. Umm, keeping eyes open and in the general direction of the screen? Now that we’ve got a PVR, it’s just turning on the TV & connecting to the stream. No wonder Trump is constantly amazed at how difficult thorny political issues turn out to be — the man needs twelve hours to prepare to sit on his ass, have someone bring him food and drink, and stare at a TV. And let’s be honest, his whole life is preparation for staring at a TV.

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