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(Washington Post)   And on his tower, these words appear: "I am Donnie Trump, president of presidents. Look at my works, ye bigly and despair." Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare. The lone and level sands stretch far away   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-08-07 08:12:23 AM  
Ozymandias is actually quite the perfect poem for the Trump administration. He thinks he's amazeballs and after he's gone, there won't be any evidence left of his wealth or power.
 
2017-08-07 08:35:12 AM  
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Trumpy better watch out or he's gonna get farked right in that giant neck vagina of his.

He looks like they tried to stuff 300 pounds of shiat into a 250-pound bag. His muffin tops have muffin tops.

But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.

Bloviating pile of bovine feces makes me want to toss my cookies every time I see him.
 
2017-08-07 08:37:15 AM  
If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.
 
2017-08-07 08:45:13 AM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


Larry the Cable Guy?

'Git 'er done!'  Oh wait, Donnie can't do that..
 
2017-08-07 09:00:03 AM  

Alphax: 'Git 'er done!'  Oh wait, Donnie can't do that..


But, if the 'er stands for her, all he's had to do is grab 'er by the pussy.
 
2017-08-07 09:49:02 AM  
At least he can look upon a legacy that is completely unmarred by success...

Donnie is a walking lesson for humility and the dangers of hubris. Let's thank him for being a classic Bad Example for future generations.
 
2017-08-07 10:29:48 AM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


Let subby have the reference--no need to be a Bysshe about it.
 
2017-08-07 11:08:08 AM  

Alphax: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Larry the Cable Guy?

'Git 'er done!'  Oh wait, Donnie can't do that..


Is that what the G in MAGA stands for!  Make America Gitterdun Again?!
 
2017-08-07 12:06:54 PM  
FTA:
"But when almost 80 percent of stocks are owned by just 8 percent of the people, and job creation in Trump's first five months lags Obama's last five months, presidential tweeting can hardly insulate these members from a blast of August political heat."

This needs to be said. A lot.
 
2017-08-07 12:15:15 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: [img.fark.net image 850x566]
Trumpy better watch out or he's gonna get farked right in that giant neck vagina of his.

He looks like they tried to stuff 300 pounds of shiat into a 250-pound bag. His muffin tops have muffin tops.

But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.

Bloviating pile of bovine feces makes me want to toss my cookies every time I see him.


So would you say you're more or less "against" Trump?
 
2017-08-07 01:24:51 PM  
And on his tower Twitter account, these words appear: "I am Donnie Trump, president of presidents. Look at my works, ye bigly and despair." Nothing beside remains.
 
2017-08-07 01:31:06 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


Shelley?!? "Breaking Bad" didn't have a character named Shelley!

Ozymandias - As Read by Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad
Youtube T3dpghfRBHE
 
2017-08-07 01:31:20 PM  
Until this idiot is permanently away from the White House, we shouldn't write the epitaph. It could be so much worse, very quickly.

We're talking about an administration and political party backed by the Russian kleptocracy; ultimately, it's bigger than just Trump. He's just head clown-monkey in the shiatpile at the moment.
 
2017-08-07 01:37:35 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: [img.fark.net image 850x566]
Trumpy better watch out or he's gonna get farked right in that giant neck vagina of his.

He looks like they tried to stuff 300 pounds of shiat into a 250-pound bag. His muffin tops have muffin tops.

But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.

Bloviating pile of bovine feces makes me want to toss my cookies every time I see him.


Thinking back to his dispute from the Miss Universe contest where Donnie was calling her fat. I wish a reporter would have asked his weight or BMI.
 
2017-08-07 01:39:25 PM  

hubiestubert: At least he can look upon a legacy that is completely unmarred by success...

Donnie is a walking lesson for humility and the dangers of hubris. Let's thank him for being a classic Bad Example for future generations.


Fun fact: humility is a virtue, but not something to be proud of.
 
2017-08-07 01:40:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


Well, Trump is a modern day Promethean example of one of Mary's more influential works.
 
2017-08-07 01:42:18 PM  

rummonkey: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Well, Trump is a modern day Promethean example of one of Mary's more influential works.


More like a cobbled together monster really.  Though the monster made out of dead body parts is probably more physically fit and smells better than him.  And at least the monster had empathy.
 
2017-08-07 01:47:28 PM  

MinatoArisato013: rummonkey: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Well, Trump is a modern day Promethean example of one of Mary's more influential works.

More like a cobbled together monster really.  Though the monster made out of dead body parts is probably more physically fit and smells better than him.  And at least the monster had empathy.


I think I am going to read that one again. I had such sympathy for the monster. Brought into a world that feared him and despised by a creator that refused him.
 
2017-08-07 01:50:38 PM  
I really didn't want to spend today worrying about Trump starting a nuclear war.  There are not enough fark-you-with-a-rusty-chainsaws for everyone who brought us to this point.
 
2017-08-07 01:51:01 PM  
I look forward both to his regular exclusion from gatherings of the Living Ex-Presidents Club, and the fact that no future President ever calls on him for advice or help.

Ever.
 
2017-08-07 01:51:03 PM  
The author talks of unforeseen natural calamities, and what Don-Don might do about them.  He mentions storms, and of course earthquakes in odd places in this country also come to mind, but I think he's overlooking something that might be part of the plan of a "17 day" vacation.  Haven't you wondered, why 17 days?  Why not 14, or 21?  Because at the end of his romp cheating at golf and eating "beautiful chocolate cake" (with two scoops) he'll be returning at the time of a total eclipse.  Can't you just see the optics?  Don't you think his base with get a collective hard on as he deplanes from Air Force One, and says "This Congress and the fake main stream press have displeased me, so I have swallowed the sun!  But I am a benevolent collection of cheese curds and impacted colonic waste, so behold!  I return the Sun to you!  But beware if you displease me again!"  Then, Poof! with a wave of his hand, the sun reappears, his ratings climb like that cutout mountaineering guy on "The Price is Right", and his base begs his forgiveness for not believing hard enough.and pledges loyalty beyond the eternal.  Expect to see a new line of backyard firepits specifically designed for burnt offerings on sale soon, at a Lowe's near you.
 
2017-08-07 01:55:16 PM  

King Something: Fun fact: humility is a virtue, but not something to be proud of.


because you think the meek won't inherit the earth or because once you become proud, you become vain and not humble?

/i'm sure there are other ways to interpret your comment, but i am having trouble parsing it
 
2017-08-07 01:58:40 PM  

somedude210: Ozymandias is actually quite the perfect poem for the Trump administration. He thinks he's amazeballs and after he's gone, there won't be any evidence left of his wealth or power.


This does leave the question of when exactly Trump will arrange the teleportation of a giant genetically-engineered psychic monstrosity to kill the population of Manhattan.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-08-07 01:59:17 PM  
The worst thing that could happen to Trump is a natural disaster that affects many white people.

I was saying earlier today how he couldn't handle a Katrina, but now as I think about it his disciples wouldn't care about a Katrina because that was a black person's disaster.  I would have to be something that wipes out half of Arizona or something like that.

And then they MIGHT see how utterly indifferent he acts towards a group of people.  Trump is incapable of dealing with any issue at a human level.
 
2017-08-07 02:13:57 PM  
Because it's August? Is that the upshot?
 
2017-08-07 02:27:07 PM  
Trump can go on vacation while Mueller and his team quietly work through. Anyone up for an October surprise?
 
2017-08-07 02:31:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


Percy Shelley was an intellectual who advocated for social justice for the poor and supported animal rights. I don't see that happening.
And even if you explained what the poem meant in one-syllable words, they'll think it was about Obama and Obamacare being evil socialism.
 
2017-08-07 02:32:02 PM  

divgradcurl: King Something: Fun fact: humility is a virtue, but not something to be proud of.

because you think the meek won't inherit the earth or because once you become proud, you become vain and not humble?

/i'm sure there are other ways to interpret your comment, but i am having trouble parsing it


The second one.
 
2017-08-07 02:33:28 PM  

carrion_luggage: I look forward both to his regular exclusion from gatherings of the Living Ex-Presidents Club, and the fact that no future President ever calls on him for advice or help.

Ever.


"Future president"

That's cute.
 
2017-08-07 02:34:03 PM  

Dimensio: somedude210: Ozymandias is actually quite the perfect poem for the Trump administration. He thinks he's amazeballs and after he's gone, there won't be any evidence left of his wealth or power.

This does leave the question of when exactly Trump will arrange the teleportation of a giant genetically-engineered psychic monstrosity to kill the population of Manhattan.


Is it's name Bannon?
 
2017-08-07 02:34:13 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.


How about some Kipling?


Oh, glorious are the guarded heights
 Where guardian souls abide--
Self-exiled from our gross delights--
 Above, beyond, outside:
An ampler arc their spirit swings--
 Commands a juster view--
We have their word for all these things,
 No doubt their words are true.

Yet we, the bond slaves of our day,
 Whom dirt and danger press--
Co-heirs of insolence, delay,
 And leagued unfaithfulness--
Such is our need must seek indeed
 And, having found, engage
The men who merely do the work
 For which they draw the wage.

From forge and farm and mine and bench,
 Deck, altar, outpost lone--
Mill, school, battalion, counter, trench,
 Rail, senate, sheepfold, throne--
Creation's cry goes up on high
 From age to cheated age:
"Send us the men who do the work
 "For which they draw the wage!"

Words cannot help nor wit achieve,
 Nor e'en the all-gifted fool,
Too weak to enter, bide, or leave
 The lists he cannot rule.
Beneath the sun we count on none
 Our evil to assuage,
Except the men that do the work
 For which they draw the wage.

When through the Gates of Stress and Strain
 Comes forth the vast Event--
The simple, sheer, sufficing, sane
 Result of labour spent--
They that have wrought the end unthought
 Be neither saint nor sage,
But only men who did the work
 For which they drew the wage.

Wherefore to these the Fates shall bend
 (And all old idle things )
Werefore on these shall Power attend
 Beyond the grip of kings:
Each in his place, by right, not grace,
 Shall rule his heritage--
The men who simply do the work
 For which they draw the wage.

Not such as scorn the loitering street,
 Or waste, to earth its praise,
Their noontide's unreturning heat
 About their morning ways;
But such as dower each mortgaged hour
 Alike with clean courage--
Even the men who do the work
 For which they draw the wage--
Men, like to Gods, that do the work
 For which they draw the wage--
Begin-continue-close that work
 For which they draw the wage!
 
2017-08-07 02:34:54 PM  

rummonkey: MinatoArisato013: rummonkey: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Well, Trump is a modern day Promethean example of one of Mary's more influential works.

More like a cobbled together monster really.  Though the monster made out of dead body parts is probably more physically fit and smells better than him.  And at least the monster had empathy.

I think I am going to read that one again. I had such sympathy for the monster. Brought into a world that feared him and despised by a creator that refused him.


I'd like to also point out the monster is also articulate, well-read, and able to rationally discuss things without resorting to personal attacks and childish antics.
 
2017-08-07 02:36:57 PM  
It's tradition.  Sharknados, tisha b'av, dog days of summer -- uncomfortable to disastrous and catastrophic.  Why shouldn't politicians claim credit?
 
2017-08-07 02:38:05 PM  

eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Percy Shelley was an intellectual who advocated for social justice for the poor and supported animal rights. I don't see that happening.
And even if you explained what the poem meant in one-syllable words, they'll think it was about Obama and Obamacare being evil socialism.


Hatred for Obama resonates with Trump's base, perhaps PN is correct in a roundabout way?
 
2017-08-07 02:48:55 PM  
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

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2017-08-07 02:50:06 PM  

eyeq360: rummonkey: MinatoArisato013: rummonkey: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Well, Trump is a modern day Promethean example of one of Mary's more influential works.

More like a cobbled together monster really.  Though the monster made out of dead body parts is probably more physically fit and smells better than him.  And at least the monster had empathy.

I think I am going to read that one again. I had such sympathy for the monster. Brought into a world that feared him and despised by a creator that refused him.

I'd like to also point out the monster is also articulate, well-read, and able to rationally discuss things without resorting to personal attacks and childish antics.


Frankenstein's Monster/The Mummy 2020!
Make America Undead Again!

(Everyone knows Kennedy was a vampire. A sexy, sexy vampire with access to lots of high-grade sunscreen.)
(Oswald was the unwitting dupe of an ancient order of vampire hunters who swapped his bullets for silver ones.)
 
2017-08-07 02:51:18 PM  
In Derpadu, did Orange Don
A gaudy pleasure dome decree:
Where leaks formed a mighty river, and,
Carried him and his entire entire clan,
To a penitentiary.
 
2017-08-07 02:58:58 PM  
Yes, my stocks are doing very well. On the other hand, my wife hasn't had a decent raise in 8 years.
 
2017-08-07 03:05:48 PM  

monoski: Thinking back to his dispute from the Miss Universe contest where Donnie was calling her fat. I wish a reporter would have asked his weight or BMI.


Layers of lard are a sign of success. "I want the men around me to be fat, healthy-looking men who sleep at night. " One out of three is better than Trump's record in other areas.
 
2017-08-07 03:20:27 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.


He doesn't own a suit that fits him.
 
2017-08-07 03:22:16 PM  

natazha: monoski: Thinking back to his dispute from the Miss Universe contest where Donnie was calling her fat. I wish a reporter would have asked his weight or BMI.

Layers of lard are a sign of success. "I want the men around me to be fat, healthy-looking men who sleep at night. " One out of three is better than Trump's record in other areas.


Yon Miller has a lean and hungry look. He farts too much. Such men are dangerous.
 
2017-08-07 03:23:57 PM  

2wolves: Farking Clown Shoes: But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.

He doesn't own a suit that fits him.


There isn't a suit that fits him, Trump is the type to insist that he is 60 pounds less than he is and covers up under layers that are barely adequate, that's why he sits the way he does, it allows the tie and jacket to obscure the guy. (I was there once, I know the tricks)
 
2017-08-07 03:24:24 PM  

Sin'sHero: eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: If references to Shelley don't resonate with Trump's base, I don't know what will.

Percy Shelley was an intellectual who advocated for social justice for the poor and supported animal rights. I don't see that happening.
And even if you explained what the poem meant in one-syllable words, they'll think it was about Obama and Obamacare being evil socialism.

Hatred for Obama resonates with Trump's base, perhaps PN is correct in a roundabout way?


True, but they would be missing the actual point, which is exactly the lesson of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, that monsters are based not on appearance but on mindset...
So it still makes PocketNinja's point valid but in a roundabout way that only PocketNinja could make.
 
2017-08-07 03:24:35 PM  
gut, not guy, stupid autocorrect.
 
2017-08-07 03:26:57 PM  

monoski: Farking Clown Shoes: [img.fark.net image 850x566]
Trumpy better watch out or he's gonna get farked right in that giant neck vagina of his.

He looks like they tried to stuff 300 pounds of shiat into a 250-pound bag. His muffin tops have muffin tops.

But "Hillary doesn't have the look" to be president. No siree.

Bloviating pile of bovine feces makes me want to toss my cookies every time I see him.

Thinking back to his dispute from the Miss Universe contest where Donnie was calling her fat. I wish a reporter would have asked his weight or BMI.


Bro, BMI is a terrible metric for someone as muscular as Donnie Douchebags.
 
2017-08-07 03:54:13 PM  

joepennerlives: The author talks of unforeseen natural calamities, and what Don-Don might do about them.  He mentions storms, and of course earthquakes in odd places in this country also come to mind, but I think he's overlooking something that might be part of the plan of a "17 day" vacation.  Haven't you wondered, why 17 days?  Why not 14, or 21?  Because at the end of his romp cheating at golf and eating "beautiful chocolate cake" (with two scoops) he'll be returning at the time of a total eclipse.  Can't you just see the optics?  Don't you think his base with get a collective hard on as he deplanes from Air Force One, and says "This Congress and the fake main stream press have displeased me, so I have swallowed the sun!  But I am a benevolent collection of cheese curds and impacted colonic waste, so behold!  I return the Sun to you!  But beware if you displease me again!"  Then, Poof! with a wave of his hand, the sun reappears, his ratings climb like that cutout mountaineering guy on "The Price is Right", and his base begs his forgiveness for not believing hard enough.and pledges loyalty beyond the eternal.  Expect to see a new line of backyard firepits specifically designed for burnt offerings on sale soon, at a Lowe's near you.


Wow.  Bravo!  Author!
 
2017-08-07 03:55:58 PM  

divgradcurl: King Something: Fun fact: humility is a virtue, but not something to be proud of.

because you think the meek won't inherit the earth or because once you become proud, you become vain and not humble?

/i'm sure there are other ways to interpret your comment, but i am having trouble parsing it


It's a paraphrase of an old paradox.  To be proud of humility means you are a hypocrite.
 
2017-08-07 04:10:28 PM  
I'd say Elliot's "The Hollow Men" is more appropriate.
 
2017-08-07 04:18:19 PM  

rummonkey: gut, not guy, stupid autocorrect.


Meh.  It worked.  The man has obesity of the ego.
 
2017-08-07 04:27:36 PM  

d23: The worst thing that could happen to Trump is a natural disaster that affects many white people.

I was saying earlier today how he couldn't handle a Katrina, but now as I think about it his disciples wouldn't care about a Katrina because that was a black person's disaster.  I would have to be something that wipes out half of Arizona or something like that.

And then they MIGHT see how utterly indifferent he acts towards a group of people.  Trump is incapable of dealing with any issue at a human level.


Mine disaster caused by his un-raveling of health and safety regulations.
 
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