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"IGGY" Ignatius Rattlebottom-Bunn, Buffalo Tom Peabody, Classic Film & Television, Gunther Tootie, Larry "Bubba" Flowers

The Trump Tower Caper (39): Never Give A Sucker An Even Break

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16 thoughts on “The Trump Tower Caper (39): Never Give A Sucker An Even Break

    • thanks, Jeff and right back at you! Wasn’t WC Fields great? he definitely understood the mind of a grifter and con artist. I suppose since they were all living through the 1st Republican Great Depression there was a lot of animosity toward the rich. The Marx Brothers did a great job of exposing the mentally ill sociopaths of the” Upper Crust” as well. I still laugh every time I think of Groucho Marx throwing Margaret Dumont around the room! Lol!πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ one day, I hope, people will remember history and put an end to all of the pain and suffering caused by greed and avarice.

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  1. Alas, I used to be optimistic, but now that I’m in my late middle age, I’ve come to the sad and cynical realization that greed, avarice, scapegoating and victimhood are inherent traits in humans that will never go away. I think progressives like us had hoped at one time that, after the massive legislative and societal changes with regard to civil rights and equality, environmental protection, and tolerance for others’ ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc., not to mention finally electing a Black man to the Presidency, our country at least had entered a new phase where we could move past all the negative stuff that had plagued us since our beginning.

    Unfortunately, humans tend to have short memories and many are dangerously ignorant about history, thus tend to keep repeating lots of bad shit over and over again. Fear, resentment, greed, bigotry, racism and xenophobia have come roaring back stronger than ever, given legitimacy by Chump, who in all honesty is really just the mouthpiece, not the cause. He merely awakened an ugly element in our society that had remained somewhat dormant, but kept on life support by hateful Rethuglican demagogues like Gingrich, Limbaugh, Breitbart, Bannon, Hannity, etc.

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    • Excellent editorial! I think we are all victims of “social rot.” I first noticed it on Facebook not long after I open the Facebook account. Facebook changes people and never for the better. Facebook uses all kinds of tricks to extract information from people (those Facebook quizzes and generally spying on people) to manipulate your experience. When I started thinking about blogging I read several articles by Matt Mullenweg of WordPress. One of his links on the psychology of social media was all about Facebook and feature dozens of studies showing that Facebook depresses people, eventually the only thing they know is what they read on Facebook. I noticed that my own friends on Facebook were affected this way. The studies also showed that leaving Facebook dramatically improves a person’s Outlook on life and their General happiness. It’s not just Facebook, Twitter gets equally bad psychological reviews. the main problem with social media is the blurring of fact and opinion intermingled with misleading advertising disguised as “something else.” Social media is a complicated issue but for me social media shouldn’t be an echo chamber NOR a vacuum and that’s exactly how I felt on Twitter and Facebook. We all need to communicate but it should not be influenced and controlled by invisible political or profit motives. a trump supporter told me, “I love Facebook, it’s almost like they can read my mind!”

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      • You make some good points about social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, but I think that, generally, we get out of them what we want.

        Most of the accounts I follow on Twitter are music-related – either artists/bands or people who are into music like me. That said, I confess that since the election, I’ve followed a number of anti-Chump people who regularly tweet about his latest outrageous behavior. I also must admit that it does feed into my occasional feelings of hopelessness and despair, which is not good.

        Most of the people I follow on Facebook are of like mind, and I never get my news from that platform.

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      • Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not questioning anyone’s social media motives. I mean, my blog is a purely a gossip and opinion site except to the Trump trolls who are outraged by my opinions. You wouldn’t believe how many filthy hateful comments I get to filter out daily.
        you use social media the way it’s intended, as a helpful tool. My Facebook friends were mesmerised by Facebook manipulation and I watched almost all of them turn into Sarah Palins and Donald Trumps. I got so sick of the Facebook standard reply to everything “Both sides do it!” my social media experience is probably different because of my location. at one point my Facebook page, not my personal account but my Facebook page became very popular with over 5000 followers and then Facebook began attaching my name and profile picture to ads paid for by political candidates and corporate accounts and running them through my friend’s & followers Facebook news feeds as if I were endorsing this stuff. it’s hard to be criticalof corruption when Facebook makes it look like I endorse it. The Facebook terms of service allows them to do this. For me that was social manipulation not social media and I haven’t posted on Facebook since… That I know of. oh well.

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      • Facebook pages are different from personal Facebook accounts. According to the Facebook terms of service; a “like,” “follow”, “friend” or “share” constitutes a personal endorsement by you of that content. That’s why celebrities and public figures rarely interact with their Facebook “followers” by agreeing to Facebook’s terms of service you relinquish all control over your Facebook activity. People who are wise to this only post links to their official websites on their Facebook pages or Facebook personal accounts and never post content directly on Facebook. if you post original content directly to Facebook and then post a link of that original content to YouTube or somewhere else and it goes viral and you have monetized it, Facebook could claim some ownership. Facebook is fine for people who don’t have to care. Facebook is a publishing site in that Facebook is your publisher. WordPress is a publishing site in that you publish your content on a verified platform that claims no ownership in your material. It’s complicated but if you own copyrights or would like to own copyrights and profit from your original material you need to be extremely careful with Facebook.

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      • Oh man, I had no idea Facebook was this mercenary or manipulative! I also have a personal page EclecticMusicLover, where I just post links to my blog posts. I post or share only music-related stuff, so my page is free of controversy – unless perhaps if someone really hates a band lol. I certainly can understand why you have negative feelings about Facebook.

        Also, I’ve wondered why there were no negative comments to your posts. Thank goodness WordPress allows us to filter out that crap.

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      • I only spam and trash trolls. People can make all the negative comments they want and I don’t care but death threats and filthy outrageous insults are spammed and trashed by me. Nobody should have to look at that. all I ask is that people keep it civil. I also would never let someone unleash their filth on another blogger who just happens to be commenting on my post. I have a strict no trolls/No racists/No death threats policy.

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