izmeina: Roz with clipboard from Monsters Inc (monsters inc)
Was supposed to be writing about the entertaining evening last night with drinks and nibblies provided and the guest speaker Julia Gillard.

It really was the biggest John Curtin Memorial lecture ever. Probably bigger than that inauguration ;)
But Oz politics has become just so tame lately since there's much bigger fish across the pond.

Observing the effect that the Ring of Power has on normal folks is fascinating, but watching what it does to a being who was already a nasty nihilistic narcissistic swamp creature (and the hordes of minions) is simply riveting

It's like Animal Farm meets Lord of the Rings

It's funny to find that an ancient antipodean serpent was long lurking and sniffing out tasty Twitter gossip months ago and only now is The Washington Post on the trail of the juiciest morsels of all

Signed up to the evil internet tax dodging #AmazonWashingtonPost a month ago at a bargain basement price but still barely getting around to digging in the vaults for the stinkiest corpses.


Amy is making a list and checking it twice

Sad to say that it is all naughty and no nice


Now it's TIME for some real FAKE NEWS.


izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (big brother)
Let the Twitter Games begin!

Promises to be the best Reality TV show since that inauguration

Politics really is Hollywood for ugly people
izmeina: Strange Spiral Clock (Spiral)
What a week

If we ever needed proof that
The fish rots from the head
Then this week was it





Just another week in Washington

More of the madness

Originally tried to embed rather than use links but they seem to disapparate when clicked

The vanishing tweets )


At this rate we will be lucky to get to the end of the next one
izmeina: (circle serpent)
It's been a strange and crazy time in Dursleyville. After a sizzling stinking 42.4 celsius last Wednesday for the solstice, today it never got above 24 and at times was even cold due to the wind.
Slowly making progress on the quarterly ritual of 1 year and 5 year plans and tidying up all sorts of loose ends to mark the end of an eventful year.

Christmas was quiet and uneventful and most of the serpent amusement and entertainment was to be found in Cyberia.

They do say that when choosing an enemy, be very careful lest you become like them.
I just could not help but think of that while finding myself not once but several times reading or making snarky replies to Trump Tweets at 3 in the morning. So sad.
Now aside from the odd sack full of loot and a double chin or two, the thought of resembling that pestilential orange beast in any way is just too dreadful to contemplate.

Yesss. This ancient serpent got tired of stalking from a distance and sitting on the sidelines and figured it is finally time to get a front row seat in the circus. The other advantage to signing up to Twitter is the ability to like tweets so that it is possible to come back later and easily find the odd needle in a very giant haystack.

So I signed up a few weeks ago only to make the strange discovery that in most cases it was more user friendly as an outsider. Unlike Livejournal and other such ancient sites, it's only the folks who are logged in who have to endure all the adverts and endless notifications. Learnt quickly to nuke most of those and keep them out of the inbox.

It's a handy place for sharing snippets of stuff especially since nearly every web page these days provides a quick fix Twitter button so there's no need to even cut or paste let alone squiggle snippets of HTML code. It's all too easy but also frustrating.

While brevity is the soul of wit, there is bugger all you can do with 140 characters. Unless your name is Donald Trump. But it his unpredictability combined with access to power that is the real cause of interest in his Twitter storms.


It sure beats Presidential debates or holding press conferences where nosy reporters can ask nasty questions and he can make a total idiot of himself which he is always more likely to do when under pressure.



Of course another adage springs to mind - Don't think of pink pythons. Getting involved in the drama is just giving the narcissistic orange turd yet more of the attention that he desperately desires and definitely does not need. After all, he has played the media with his rat cunning manner and predatory instinct knowing that no publicity is bad publicity and free publicity is the best kind of all.
Paying attention to and retweeting his rants even with the Snark on Steroids - It's like providing crack to an addict.

But maybe Izzie is an addict too.
To quote the words of Michael Arntzen
"Only Trouble is interesting"

But give him time and he will make enough twitter rope to hang himself with. And with some 18 million followers, at least one of them will have a copy somewhere of any incriminating evidence he cares to delete. The internet is forever and it will be most amusing indeed to see the Tweet Storm that will be Exhibit A in some fraud or treason trial - or at least some psychiatric diagnosis.

In the near future there will be Phd and Masters theses written on this theme.

Must be off. There's a Twitter Trump Train Wreck to attend to.
izmeina: (Noodles uber alles)
Izzie's been a bit of stalker lately. You know there's a few screws loose when a serpent is slinking about at 3 in the morning cackling evilly while reading Trump tweets and the delicious snarkfest of replies.


Keep it up Trumplethinskin.
The clock is ticking and shit's about to get real.

He's got one week left to do his best Hamlet impersonations for the folks on the Hill. Can he manage to convince them that he is as mad as a hatter and crazier than a cut snake?

He's certainly making an excellent effort.





His giant ego has taken up so much of his brain storage space that he cannot even remember the debates or maybe he is just pretending to have forgotten but of course he is too smart to need to listen to advice from experts and too intelligent to need to read intelligence briefings.

Enough hissy fits and pity parties which become more and more outrageous with each passing day and it should be easy to convince the Electoral College mob to break with tradition and dump him.

But then again he has insulted and delegitimised just about every institution in the land already and it doesn't seem to do him any harm at all. Quite the contrary.
So I guess aside from the usual shitty fits there's nothing short of threatening to tweet the nuclear codes that will make them jump ship.



Then he can declare with fake outrage that once again the system is RIGGED and there are faithless treacherous lying rodents running rampant all over the place.
All hell will break loose while each side hurls accusations of treason at the other.


It's the only way for him to get out of the shit storm and to save face at the same time.

Then he can slink back to his golden Tower of Babble and spend the rest of his life tweeting "We was robbed"

Of course it would be much more fun if the spooks find the smoking gun and the big sook gets to spend the rest of his life behind bars wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Interesting times indeed
izmeina: (Default)
No need to invoke malice or conspiracy when simple stupidity will suffice

This serpent has been a bit of a Trump junkie in recent months. Dusted off “The Art of the Deal” and also snaffled “Crippled America” from the local library. Riveting reading and utterly hilarious but for all the wrong reasons. No need for Cliff’s Notes to work out that this is definitely a case of the unreliable first person narrator. All Big League preening and self aggrandisement on steroids.

The Beast 66 Unleashed )
izmeina: A skeleton playing a pipe (Pied Piper)
No need to invoke malice or conspiracy when simple stupidity will suffice

This serpent has been a bit of a Trump junkie in recent months. Dusted off “The Art of the Deal” and also snaffled “Crippled America” from the local library. Riveting reading and utterly hilarious but for all the wrong reasons. No need for Cliff’s Notes to work out that this is definitely a case of the unreliable first person narrator. All Big League preening and self aggrandisement on steroids.

The Beast 66 Unleashed )

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