Quantum physics and Schrödinger’s liar

ÖK. We’ve dealt in earlier posts with quantum mechanics and the concept of Schrödinger’s cat, in which a cat in a box is in a state of being both dead and alive at the same time and the observer can only determine the state of the animal when he or she opens the box and looks inside.

So, this election season, we’re observing the quantum mechanics of a festering boil on a rabid elephant’s ass, whom we’ll, for scientific purposes, refer to as Schrödinger’s liar. Within the box we call television, the boil both lies and tells the truth at the same time, until you, the observer, open the box and observe its quantum state of being.

Example:

Now, as an occupant of the blue side of the political spectrum, I see bald-faced lying that is so obvious, if I look at it too long, it will be like staring directly into the sun, and I’ll go blind.

But for those on the red side of the political spectrum, there’s nothing to see here, because said boil is speaking his mind and ignoring political correctness.

(The blue and red shifts are also an area of study in physics, but this post isn’t about the Doppler effect.)

This election season, when truth and lies can come from the same mouth at the same time, is going to be studied by quantum physicists for years to come.

Samantha Bee reviews the great debate

Let’s reflect on the faux billionaire turd muncher’s debate performance:

Yes, Hillary won handily.

Which means Trump supporters are convinced he crushed her. Because this year, we live in a parallel universe where a blue sky to one group is a red sky to another.

But Megan Kelly did use her mean girl superpower on Hannity, which is a glimmer of hope.

There’s a presidential debate tomorrow

How low will the red menace go? (More from Spocko at Digby):

I see where Trump has already suggested inviting Gennifer Flowers to the debate, So now I expect Holt to bring up the Lewinsky affair.  Holt might use the “some people say…” formula because “it’s out there” and will define it as a “character” issue.  If he doesn’t, Trump might bring it up via the Clinton Foundation then wondering, “What role will Bill play if elected? Then ending with a, “Well, if you can’t control your husband… how are you going to be able to control anything?” comment.

This is classic right wing projection attack model. Trump’s the one with problems with his foundation and with relinquishing control of his business, but she will be the one having to defend her’s.

In general the idea is to position Hillary as the Cuckolded President. If questioned about what he means with his “If you can’t control your husband” comment he will say, “I was talking about control of the Clinton FOUNDATION, not about what your husband did while in the White House!”

If Trump brings up the Lewinsky affair, and I think he will, he will do it by defending and forgiving her. He will acknowledge he’s no saint, people have a right to privacy, etc. BUT, his point will be made. This interaction will be seen as a “character” debate about her. Not about the thrice married man who cheated on his wife.  

It will be a big “OMG, HE WENT THERE!”moment. How she responds will be all the media will want to talk about, as well as the audacity of Trump bringing it up.

Let’s face it. He’s going to go there. And since American TV people care more about ratings than about the fate of the country, he’s going to get away with it.

What’s that, you say? You don’t think NBC will allow that?

Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that “perhaps” he would put Flowers, the former model who once had an affair with Bill Clinton, in the debate audience. An assistant to Flowers told BuzzFeed News she would accept the invitation.

Gennifer Flowers, the former model who had an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the 1980s, says she’ll accept an invitation from Donald Trump to sit in the front row of Monday’s presidential debate, according to an assistant.

The prospect of Flowers attending the debate was raised on Saturday when Trump tweeted that he would put her in the audience, if billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sat in the front row.

“If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer Flowers right alongside of him!” Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon.

An assistant to Flowers told BuzzFeed News in the past she had declined such invitations, not wanting to be a “sideshow,” but said she would forward the invite to Flowers.

In an email to BuzzFeed News, Judy Stell, her personal assistant then confirmed she would be attending.

Sure. The post-debate discussion will be that the thrice married model for the Hairclub for Men dared to bring up a sexual encounter that has nothing to do with this century or the fate of the free world, but that’s not the point. He’s going to get away with it, just like he’s gotten away with every scumbag move he’s pulled off so far.

Like his African American town hall on Sept. 21:

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He got away with that! As outrageous as this is, he got away with it. And he knows he will get away with every outrageous thing he does. He said so!

A GQ columnist loses his mind

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A neon pig. The resemblance is uncanny.

Drew Margary has a few words for people who support the presidential candidate he calls “a disgusting neon pig.”

The old saw is that people get the politicians they deserve, and I’ll be crestfallen if Trump wins and proves this to be true once more. If you vote for him, you’re not making America great again. You are killing it. You are telling the world that America isn’t worth it. You are telling the world that all of our big talk about freedom and unity and ideals is just a load of shit, and that you would prefer a smoldering dystopia where freedom is just a flimsy cover for evildoing, led by a man who believes that strength is measured only in killing people. You are handing the most important job on Earth to Napoleon from Animal Farm. And you are revealing your breathtaking ignorance to everyone except for yourself. I can’t believe you can’t see this. I want you to see this. I wanna shine a big fucking light in your face and scream at you that Trump isn’t even qualified to be human, much less President. How are you gonna change the system if you elect some corrupt idiot who has no clue how to DO IT, huh? Can’t you see this? Haven’t you heard this asshole talk? THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

This was the calm part of the essay, which has the headline: If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You.

One observation: Of course, he’s not going to get through to the neon pig’s supporters. He used a big word in the first sentence of this paragraph (“Crestfallen? Does that mean he dropped a tube of toothpaste?) and made an obscure literary reference (because in that crowd every literary reference is obscure) in the middle. Trump supporters don’t believe in that “liberal fancy pants book learnin’.” Besides, they’re wondering why Barack Obama wasn’t in the Oval Office doing his job on Sept. 11, 2001.