Donny the tortoise was certain with a shell as his armor would bulldoze anything in his path. Hillary the Hare romped all about the land showing her experience was nimble and quick. Oh their race to the White House was hard fought. KKK was there in full force; so were the money bags . Hillary was sure it was all in the bag. Oh when the results came she was bulldozed by a light weight Donny who had acquired enough baggage to keep him steady.
Experience is all stored in the records. When one casts ballot these are still there and is of no use. The electorate smell the air and the scare politics is what one gets in the end.
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Aesop Fable Updated –The Bullfrog Who Forgot Himself ©
BullFrog Donnie was noted for the splash he made wherever he went. When he was passing through Texas, Lyin’ Ted complained his blond mop rattled his glass windows. ‘What a shame I am cruzing so high I cannot match his lies.’
His soundbytes were so loud so much so while he was south of the border that his Mexican neighbour complained he was a public nuisance. When he was told of that he said, ’I am gonna build a wall; so all rapists and thieves would taste my bullwhip, if they dare come in!’ There is it, the frog with his warts and all.
He was a bullfrog who was like matador on a holiday leaping and yelling his head off. He even floated a company he said was for all the hacks who had nothing else than crib about others. His charity catered for all and he bullied great many to donate. Only he did not even put his own cent. ‘That I do when I move to the White House.’ It was news for all. So Bullfrog Donnie was selling himself as a Presidential candidate.
He hastily put together as many newts he could find. They were newts alright but Ed was ‘een Klientje’ as they say in double dutch. Whoever sucked up to him had the agony of taking a lot of bull from him and Ed put up with him. One day this hack of a writer who dipped his pen in vitriol and wrote many a lie sat to lunch with Donny. ‘Donnie don’t think I am TRUMPeting this news. But it is bad!’
‘What is it Little Ed?’
“HILLARY-ous is your competitor,’ said he between munching burrito. He explained she was a cow alright but so large that his pea-sized brain cannot describe it.
Bullfrog Donnie felt threatened. ‘So that is her woman card.!’
He stood up and said,’Is she as big as I am?’
Ed rolled his eyes to say,’Bigger as your Tower!’
So the bullfrog huffed and puffed and did his best to inflate to a size that Ed had described her. It was Donnie’s last but foolhardy attempt. He burst in the end and all those who watched him said, ‘Sad but it is true. It would take more bulls than a bullfrog to cow down HILLARY-ous ’
Moral: A Bullfrog who forgets himself is likely to end in bullshit.
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Donald Trump: Pyroclastic Flow in US. Elections 2016
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The Merchant of Venice- Ac.2.Sc.7
Top aide of Trump:
O hell! what have we here?
I see none but Trouble spelled T-R-U-M-Pay
There is Oh vitriol! I’ll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Look at that thatch, it’s fool’s gold.
Many a man his hair has dyed
But this is real coxcomb’s hair:
But I cavil not at his thatch-
Pea-sized in girth do make grey matter
Run on and on to no avail.
Had he been as wise as his gold
What he speaks will make all glad.
Empty in thought, in speech rude,
His suit to the White House is doom’d.’
Top aide of Trump:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.
Cold, indeed; and labour lost:
Scram then, beat it,- you said enow:
Hide your hulk in shame, saying:
Farewell, heat, and welcome, frost!
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Professor Gerald Crabtree, who heads a genetics laboratory at Stanford University in California, has put forward an interesting idea that rather than getting cleverer, human intelligence peaked several thousand years ago and from then on there has been a slow decline in our intellectual and emotional abilities.’
Progress has merely obfuscated the problem. If man were to decide a course to choose with the click of a mouse he may have the whole array of statistics or many options to choose from. It is also a proof of man’s innovative skill. It boils down to this: levels of intelligences can differ qualitatively. A geek who may be socially inept and has emotional blocks can still be a wizard with technology. Our ape ancestor on the other hand required the back up of every other member in his group in order to function as hunter-gatherer. Had there been a test then they would have scored higher on emotional intelligence. The present day nerd uses his brain, which has in ample measure acquired one skill at the expense of other.
This either or choice when we follow from the earliest times has serious consequences for his future development. To come back to the hypothesis of Prof. Crabtree I shall quote from the Independent:
His argument is based on the fact that for more than 99 per cent of human evolutionary history, we have lived as hunter-gatherer communities surviving on our wits, leading to big-brained humans. Since the invention of agriculture and cities, however, natural selection on our intellect has effective stopped and mutations have accumulated in the critical “intelligence” genes.
“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree says in a provocative paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics.
“Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues. I would also make this wager for the ancient inhabitants of Africa, Asia, India or the Americas, of perhaps 2,000 to 6,000 years ago,” Professor Crabtree says.
“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.
A comparison of the genomes of parents and children has revealed that on average there are between 25 and 65 new mutations occurring in the DNA of each generation. Professor Crabtree says that this analysis predicts about 5,000 new mutations in the past 120 generations, which covers a span of about 3,000 years.((www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-intelligence-peaked-thousands-of-years-ago-and-weve-been-on-an-intellectual-and-emotional-decline-ever-since-8307101.html steve connor of 12 Nov, 2012)
The brain is a wonderful piece of assembly with which man assembles myriad jumble of information and can group them into sets for later use. While he is engaged in any work his attention may be focused on the work on hand to which his memory comes to assist with amazing speed. His abstraction however is subservient to the immediate need of the moment. His physiology has come to sense what is needed and also comes to rescue. Thus in a savanna when faced with imminent danger his train of thoughts may be broken in the mid-air. It is not the thoughts of the fireside social meal with his cronies of previous night but of the vital split moment’s decision. ‘Do I stand and fight it or flee?’ the thought has already taken his whole body. Adrenaline pumps to his legs impressing on him with added impetus to run away or stand up resolute. The brain can only do what is needful primed by his physiology. Progress merely gave him a tool and said,’Don’t think but at the click of a mouse I shall give information.It was how ORCA system that Mitt Romney counted on to give him up-to-date info and control over voting pattern, folded up miserably. Those who were put in charge of GOTV program were left without plan B. Moral of this is that brain is meant to be used and not leave one aspect of intelligence say social intelligence to another to play with.
Nerds are also people but for a sane world and for the emotional inputs that may work healing even an infant has more to offer.
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The US elections of 2012 was much more than Obama versus Romney. Coming to think of it I dare say that it was the testing ground for the nation to out the ideological gulf between the Republican and Democratic party. Of course the politics of future shall come around to address this.
In this bitterly fought campaign each party put out their case. In Obama’s victory we see how the Tea Party movement outplayed its hand. All that rumble and blustering of the movers of the movement did not in the end, mean anything.
The Tea Party is an antigovernment, grass-roots political movement. It began in 2009 in protest of the bank bailout and the economic stimulus package. Is not an economic stimulus good for the growth? Oh no in the vocabulary of the GOP it smacks of federal intrusion. Such fiscal conservatism of the Party relying not on pragmatism, though the recession called for it to help small businesses, proved it was out of touch with the times.
The Tea Party became a pivotal player in the Republicans’ successful bid to take control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections. In those elections, four in 10 voters expressed support for the movement in exit polls. Its most shining hour was when in August Rep.Paul Ryan from Wisconsin was chosen as the running mate of Romney. The election proved the Tea Party had totally miscalculated. Here we see the blind side of GOP: their failure to take the pulse of the nation or speak for average American. A Party that speaks for the 1 percenters cannot gauge the impulses of Mr.Joe. The Party represented the White and continued their stand against the minorites not realizing the changing demographics had simply cut the ground from under their feet.
As recently as 1980, 80% of the United States was white, but results of the 2010 Census depict a rapidly changing nation, with the country’s non-white population growing to more than 35 percent. As ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, these communities’ impact on America’s future—particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership—is increasing.
This paradigm shift seems to have escaped the calculation of the Party in the manner they tried to cast slur on the President for his middlename and his birth among other things.Even an endorsement from much respected Colin Powell invited criticism that it was racially motivated.This shows how deep rooted is the Party on old values. If only they had shown their relevance in the everyday living that would have been something.
The integration of racial minorities into what has been America’s dominant white culture is what this election indicates.
Hispanic voters comprised 10 per cent of the electorate. Mr Obama won seven out of 10 of their votes. The president also won 93 per cent of the black vote, and more than 70 per cent of Asian voters. He led by 12 points over Mr Romney among women.
Among young voters, Obama secured two thirds of the preferences of those aged between 18 and 29. They are almost a fifth of the electorate.
For the first time last year in America more babies were born to non-white parents that to whites, a trend which explains why the Republican party can no longer afford to ignore Hispanic voters, even though this campaign, with all its hostility towards immigrants, seemed so determined to alienate them.
The shift saw Mr Obama holding old southern states such as Virginia, which he had won in 2008 on the back of a euphoric wave of support which some put down to a fluke.
But as African-Americans and students turned out in droves to take the state again, it was clear that the race had heralded a new, more permanent, drawing of the political map. Mr Obama’s coalition represents the future of America: a younger, browner, more ‘godless’ and liberal America whose taxes must also pay for the retirement funds of the older, white evangelical Christian Americans that they are supplanting.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian, or Native American, or young or old, or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight – you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try,” Obama said. Is anyone listening?
This election also proved what a fool Karl Rove is. All that political acumen was merely adipose settled where his grey matter ought to have been. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Rove’s group spent more than $1 million in 10 different Senate races.
At the top of that group, Crossroads spent $11.2 million opposing Senate candidate Tim Kaine in Virginia, $7 million opposing Representative Shelley Berkley in Nevada, and $6 million in both Ohio and Wisconsin, opposing Senator Sherrod Brown and Tammy Baldwin, a member of the House of Representatives who was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Only Berkley lost on Tuesday.
For months, Rove’s commercials told Montanans that their U.S. senator, Jon Tester, was “a top recipient of campaign cash from lobbyists and big banks.”
Missourians were instructed to tell their Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, “to stop spending and cut the debt.”
In those races, as in Florida and Indiana, Rove’s candidate lost. Only in Nevada, where Senator Dean Heller was challenged by Berkley, did Rove assist with a victory in race where he invested more than $1 million.
According to calculations made by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that seeks more transparency in campaign finance, Rove’s outfits provided dismal returns to investors. With advice from such a ‘failure’ like Karl Rove, President George Bush has had his image forever badly bruised. Karl Rove reminds me of Humpty-Dumpty after a bad fall.
(ack: Pewsocialtrends,NewYork Times of Oct.4,2012,Reuters news of Oct 7,Karl Rove’s bad night)
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