Making an enemies list. Checking it twice.

Lügenorange is coming to town.

Welcome to 2017, where the president-elect openly states he’s watching his enemies in America:

And praises his best buddy in Russia:

Thanks, pump truppets.

And while you’re at it, keep betraying your country by electing Republicans who love the strength of the Lügenorange’s master. Because people who’ve been oppressed by Putin are watching us:

A parting thought for this year

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Click here just to look at some of the people who died, including David Bowie, Prince, and Muhammad Ali.

And reflect on the fact that the pump truppets (the stupidest people in America, whose brains were rotted by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Breitbart News and Alex Jones) eagerly put a lyingracistanti-Semiticxenophobichomophobicmisogynisticpedophilic thief in charge of this great country beginning Jan. 20, 2017.

Yeah, this year sucked. And the worst is yet to come.

 

Carrie Fisher’s mom died today

Just a day after the death of a beloved Hollywood princess, her mother, a queen from another era of motion pictures died of a stroke at 84:

Debbie Reynolds, the wholesome ingénue in 1950s films like “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Tammy and the Bachelor,” died Wednesday, a day after the death of her daughter, the actress Carrie Fisher. She was 84.

Her death was confirmed by her son, Todd Fisher, according to her agent, Tom Markley of the Metropolitan Talent Agency. Ms. Reynolds was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Fisher told the television station ABC 7 Los Angeles that she had suffered a stroke.

According to TMZ, she had been discussing funeral plans for Ms. Fisher, who died on Tuesday after having a heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles last Friday.

“She’s now with Carrie, and we’re all heartbroken,” Mr. Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Ms. Reynolds was taken by ambulance, The Associated Press said. He said the stress of his sister’s death “was too much” for his mother.

Carrie Fisher appeared in one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. And Debbie Reynolds was in one of the greatest musicals of all time:

Debbie is the singer. Jean Hagen is the pretend singer.

And here’s what her daughter said about her:

While mourners from all over Hollywood are sharing heartfelt memories and condolences, the best tribute to Reynolds already came, a year ago, from Fisher herself. Fisher presented her mother with the 2015 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and her speech is exactly the moving, funny, and ribbing testimonial to Reynolds’ legacy to be expected from Fisher’s sharp wit and insight. In the speech, Fisher speaks lovingly, and — because they were one and the same to Fisher — teasingly of her mother, who’s “actually been more than a mother to me. Not much, but definitely more.” Those roles included “grandmother to my alleged daughter,” neighbor, “unsolicited stylist, an interior decorator, and marriage counselor,” as well as being the kind of person who would “give you the shirt off her back … if Vivien Leigh hadn’t once worn it in Gone With the Wind.

Some thoughts on populism

Ever since the election, I’ve been seeing references to the rise of Lügenkarotte as a prime example of populism in action, like this from the New York Times the day after the beginning of the end of the world:

It will take weeks or months to fully parse Donald J. Trump’s upset presidential victory, but his campaign was driven, at least in part, by the dramatic rise of a new kind of white populism.

It has fueled turmoil in the United States and Europe, including not just Mr. Trump’s election to the presidency, but Britain’s vote in June to leave the European Union and the rise of anti-immigrant, populist political parties across much of Continental Europe.

I have spent the past year investigating the rise of that new kind of populism — a majoritarian backlash — including speaking to dozens of social scientists and gathering original data. And while their research varies, their conclusions all converged on three key factors that explain what is taking place: fear of social change; fear of terrorist attacks and other physical threats; and the crisis of identity that many whites are experiencing as they struggle to maintain their position.

And every time I see populism used in this manner, I think, why don’t you just say bigotry or racism, or national socialism, or fascism?

Because populism means the complete opposite of what we’re seeing today.

At its root, populism is a belief in the power of regular people, and in their right to have control over their government rather than a small group of political insiders or a wealthy elite. The word populism comes from the Latin word for “people,” populus. Definitions of populism.

Since the demagogic crimson pedophile was selected by less than a majority of Americans, proving the whole concept of “one man, one vote” is just a lie, we’ve seen him open the den of plutocrats he calls a cabinet to billionaires who want to destroy the departments they have been chosen to run. Sure seems like a small group of political insiders and wealthy elite are in control of the lives of the morons who elected them.

That’s not populism. Get the usage right, for Christ’s sake.

It’s gotten so bad that even the poster boy for the wealth elite is concerned about the rise of “populists” in Europe:

The pump truppets, of course, are too stupid to realize what they’ve done, so they’ll crawl back into their Fox News/Breitbart mind palaces and drool over themselves for the next four years, waiting for someone else to rile them up over immigrants, Muslims, blacks and Jews and the War on Christmas. They’ll be sicker, stupider and poorer by then because of all the damage they’ve done, and the oligarchs realize the beauty of it will be that the truppets will fall for the same con, over and over again.