The Watering Hole; Thursday March 24 2016; Solomon, Sun, and Drumpf

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the sun.
(Solomon, in Ecclesiastes, KJV, the Bible)

Solomon was right. There’s nothing new under the sun. Here’s the proof — a handful of ‘old’ quotes that perfectly describe Donald Trump Drumpf, each and all of which were spoken by folks (fortunate and blessed) who had never heard of him. And still they knew. Him. Trump. Drumpf.

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” ~ William Faulkner

“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.” ~Samuel Johnson

“He had delusions of adequacy.” ~Walter Kerr

“They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.” ~Thomas Brackett Reed

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” ~Mae West

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” ~Oscar Wilde

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” ~Oscar Wilde

“A sheep in sheep’s clothing.” ~Winston Churchill

“He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened.” ~Winston Churchill

“…the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.”
~2nd Peter (‘Two Peter’) 2:16

Not sure I’ve ever seen a more accurate summation of the ‘mental acuity’ of the man who’s become the current ‘sure thing’ Republican nominee for President of the United States. Proof that Solomon was spot-on, that there truly is nothing new under the sun, and never will be. QED.

Proof of thesis doesn’t stop there, however. Below is a 1978 photo I managed to snap of a carved wooden Ki’i (Tiki), one of many that surround and guard the Hale o Keawe at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, the ancient Hawaiian City of Refuge on the Island of Hawaii’s Kona coast. Last summer as I reviewed all of my photos from Pu’uhonua o Hononaunau, the one thing that caught my eye on this one was the hair on the Ki’i — such a perfect ‘ancient’ rendition of Trump’s Drumpf’s hairdo — the one we see and puzzle over every day that he’s out there on the campaign trail. It was so perfect, in fact, that I decided to use the photo in a Trump Drumpf campaign poster — a poster that would surely draw millions of ‘undecideds’ into the Trump Drumpf camp! Below is my most recent presentation, the one which I do hereby offer free of charge to the Trump Drumpf campaign! Its only flaw is that the size of the Ki’i’s hand(s) is not clearly visible — but then, since there’s nothing new under the sun . . . well, you know.🙂

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So as of today, Trump Drumpf leads Cruz and Kasich, resp., in the primary race to become the Republican candidate for President — even though the response by the so-called Republican “Establishment” has been far less than enthusiastic over that prospect. There is, in fact, a “Stop Trump Drumpf” movement scheduled to be underway — to be formally begun — on April 5 with the Wisconsin Republican Primary. Their ultimate goal is to deny Trump Drumpf the number of primary delegates to confirm his nomination, and then, at the convention, insert an as yet unknown “establishment” candidate in his place. They hope, apparently, that Candidate X can accomplish what they believe to be beyond the reach of Donald Trump Drumpf, i.e. to defeat Clinton or Sanders in the upcoming General Election and thereby ensure the realization of their dream — a totally Republican-controlled government.

Will/can that work? Time will tell, but as of now Doubt rules; remember the Wisdom of Solomon who pointed out that there is no new thing under the sun, and 

He that digeth a pit shall fall into it.
(Solomon, in Ecclesiastes, KJV, the Bible)

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15 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Thursday March 24 2016; Solomon, Sun, and Drumpf

  1. Irony: when some one as odious as Drumpf causes the republican party to cringe at the thought of him being one of them.

  2. “desperation can change your calculus”
    from the WaPo today
    Donald Trump’s Hail Mary Candidacy
    So a 56 year old kindergarten teacher:
    ““I don’t know if I can trust him, but I like that he’s different,” she said. “He’s made me a believer.”
    Out of desperation for ANYTHING different, people are choosing the biggest grafter on the planet to be their President.
    Sheiss!

  3. Just a couple quick comments.

    Has anyone in the “librul media” seen fit to mention that neither Belgians nor ISIS are blaming President Obama for the terrorist attacks in Brussels?

    I have also determined that, as of April 1st, I will no longer be bound by a non-disclosure agreement regarding my time spent as a chemical engineer for a major ammunition manufacturing company. I have a few stories to tell but I have not yet decided whether I will tell the world through articles and/or a book but I will probably run some ideas past you fine people here at The Zoo.

  4. I’ve been hearing about this book, and Nicole Sandler was saying today that she’s going to read it and have Prof. Frank on her show soon. I got lucky and found out about the event just in time to hear the beginning of Prof. Frank’s discussion (starts at 21:17).

    Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank (at The Kansas City Public Library)

    Democrats have occupied the White House for 15 of the past 23 years, and Thomas Frank pointedly asks: What do they have to show for it? Wall Street gets bailouts. Free-trade deals keep coming. The decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Why has so little been done to advance traditional liberal goals – to expand opportunity, fight for social justice, and ensure that workers get a fair deal?

    The best-selling, Kansas City-born author takes up the issue, employing his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic in a discussion of his new book Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

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