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Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right

And, my dear fellow Republicans, he's all your fault.

About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair. I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message the next day.
“It’s true you have better hair than I do,” Trump said matter-of-factly. “But I get more pussy than you do.” Click.

At the time, I’d never met Trump and I remember feeling amused but also surprised he’d say something like that. Now the pattern seems entirely familiar. The message had all the hallmarks of a Trump attack: shocking, vulgar and indisputably true.

Not everyone finds it funny. On my street in Northwest Washington, D.C., there’s never been anyone as unpopular as Trump. The Democrats assume he’s a bigot, pandering to the morons out there in the great dark space between Georgetown and Brentwood. The Republicans (those relatively few who live here) fully agree with that assessment, and they hate him even more. They sense Trump is a threat to them personally, to their legitimacy and their livelihoods. Idi Amin would get a warmer reception in our dog park.
I understand it of course. And, except in those moments when the self-righteous silliness of rich people overwhelms me and I feel like moving to Maine, I can see their points, some of them anyway. Trump might not be my first choice for president. I’m not even convinced he really wants the job. He’s smart enough to know it would be tough for him to govern.
But just because Trump is an imperfect candidate doesn’t mean his candidacy can’t be instructive. Trump could teach Republicans in Washington a lot if only they stopped posturing long enough to watch carefully. Here’s some of what they might learn:

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The difference between government and private enterprise

Check this our from IOTW Report
Rates raised after Monterey Peninsula 

conserves too much water

KSBW: MONTEREY, Calif. —The Central Coast of California has done a great job conserving water during the drought, and now water users could be asked to pay for it.
California American Water has lost millions in revenue because of conservation, and now it wants to raise rates to make up for the deficit.
At a workshop Thursday Cal Am explained how the new bill could look to unhappy customers in attendance.

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Hey Bernie Sanders supporters, this story explains in a nutshell, why socialism always eventually fails.

Can anyone even imagine a private enterprise being able to get away with, or even suggest doing something like this?  Just raise your prices until you can turn a profit. Think of all the forgotten companies like Studebaker and Montgomery Wards, that could still be in business.  Of course, we consumers would be paying a lot more.

Aren't you glad that companies that can't turn a profit in the free market are forced to go out of business and replaced by more efficient ones that can?

Don't you wish that government agencies were forced to operate within the constraints of competition and the free market?  


Three videos that will tell you everything you need to know about the state of our economy

In this video clip, Cuba Gooding Jr. represents  most American's confidence in the Fed's ability to actually control the economy, and Sean Connery represents real world market forces:

In this second clip, the storm represents what many people see as the upcoming economic collapse.  Bill Paxton lets us know that the word "upcoming" is the wrong adjective.

And in this last video, Captain Capitalism explains where we are, how we got that way, and how we're all fucked and there's nothing we can do about it.