November 27, 2016

Sophie's Choice

Canada's First Lady: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is a stunner who first caught GSL's keen eye during Kate Middleton's recent triumphant Canadian tour the Den featured here. With the extensive International scrutiny always put on American leaders, we thought we'd get in on the act and train our sights on a few Foreign leaders...especially those All The Big Names fawn over....

We think Georgie-Porgie may have been on to something.

Prince George knew something was amiss the moment he deplaned in British Columbia.

This is when he smelled the rat...
"Oh hell no Prime!" is exactly what that Royal body language is saying.  Prince George knows a schmuck when he sees one and knows as long as he's in knee pants he needn't put on a false front.

...and then we saw this. Is it a Canadian tradition for the PM's wife to spontaneously break out in song during Martin Luther King Day Celebrations?

...then this. These two have a terminal case of Media Hollow. You can see how their love of spotlight triggers a smarmy persona deluded with a mistaken sense they are charming.

...but nothing could have prepared us for this...

Now a few personality quirks are natural but we sense a tone deaf quality that is already manifesting itself in Affairs of State.  The PM's ridiculously effusive eulogy for the murderous dictator Fidel Castro may be a telling indicator as his honeymoon ends and difficult controversial decisions lie ahead. It doesn't appear Mrs Gregoire Trudeau will provide a helpful sounding board at home.

You know if that PM gig doesn't work out, The Den thinks they'd make a fab lounge act like Steve & Eydie back in the day...GSL just knows they'd knock 'em dead at the Winnipeg Holiday Inn-Airport.

Treat youself to a deep dish of  Steve & Eydie Retro Schmaltz below:

***Oh we are well aware of our future POTUS's many shortcomings and they are rightly given saturation coverage (though oftentimes without The Den's illuminating context and precision) worldwide but also keep your eye on these telegenic media darlings.

November 26, 2016

Trumpus Maximus

DJT ain't bashful about putting up his dukes.

Brass Balls are Back!

The Den has been getting heavy drive-by traffic since the election but we thought it best to let the passage of time heal wounds and then perhaps GSL's spot on analysis can sink in and better help you deal with recent events and what lies ahead.

Camille Paglia has Brass Balls!

As loyal Den readers (across 6 continents and counting) can attest, we were not Trump supporters early on. Carly Fiorina was who we hoped to see grow into a formidable candidate and leader and first female POTUS but after one good debate showed herself not to have the necessary mettle to win and lead. I mistakenly favorably compared her up and down biz career to George Washington and Steve Jobs who had early career stumbles and came back smarter and willed themselves into greatness. That analogy was falsely premised because when Carly got fired at Hewlett-Packard, she ran out the door with a golden parachute and there was no 2nd Act.

Aussie Julian Assange has a pair of Brassies the size of coconuts.

By all the sniveling hysterics, you'd think Hannibal's War Elephants were stampeding thru the Catskills & San Gabrials to rape and pillage New York and LA.  All this melodrama and google emigration search trending  isn't anything but a Free Radical Chic group hug hissy fit taking their cues from All The Big NamesMisogyny has become the most overused and misused word in the English language. Was misogyny ever used to describe the mean-spirited criticism of Margaret Thatcher? Like when all those morons sang "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" when her death was announced.  Where was the Big Name Feminist's outrage when Sarah Palin was described as having that "slutty flight attendant look" or  when they went after her 14 year old daughter?  By the way have you ever heard Trump belittle a group of young women the way Gloria Steinem does here, make a more mean spirited comment than former Secretary of State Madelleine Albright does here, or made a more point-blank sexist comment than Michelle Obama does here?  Insisting on double standards while expressing outrage over double standards must be exhausting.
The Den is smitten with Ann Coulter who gladly takes on all comers. Any time. Any place. She can flat out bring it!
Towering intellect and rapier wit are oh so sexy!

Were you outraged over the violence stoking rhetoric Trump used? What about when Obama used it.?  Are you outraged that the Russkys may have hacked into some emails exposing the Democrats double-dealing and skullduggery?  Were you outraged over reports Obama tapped close ally German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone? Are you worried Trump might take the law into his own hands like when Obama executed at least 2 Americans without Constitutionally guaranteed due process?

The Den digs the Pride of Ireland, Conor McGregor, whose Billionaire Strut is taking the sporting world by storm.

The following vid perfectly illustrates what the election was about and the clueless, sneering condescension of the cultural elites. Watching this, I suddenly  realized why Martin Amis mostly fails miserably as a novelist while being the world's greatest writing talent.  He doesn't understand the first thing about people so can't create interesting characters or gripping narratives but does understand writing better than anybody so writes about that with profound force and insight.  Only the BBC and Martin Amis could think that Amis moving to Brooklyn would give him a deep understanding of America. He sounds like a long-in-tooth back-bench editorial staff hack for The Guardian. Amis' lazy, erroneous arguments are nearly overshadowed by the BBC's incompetent interviewer.

53% of white women voted for Trump. Minorities will come around to Trump very quickly after they see what he is about. Trump showed he had the brass balls to take on the Establishment Media, The Republican Establishment, Fox News, the Koch Brothers,  the Bush Dynasty, and the ruling elite  so now his voters believe he will impose that same force of will to rescue the American economy. Last week William Clay Ford Jr (great-grandson of Henry Ford) called Trump to tell him Ford wasn't going to move the Lincoln MKC production out of the country and will now keep it in Kentucky.  This weekend Trump has been putting the thumbscrews to Carrier, an air conditioner manufacturer in Indianapolis, that announced plans to lay off 1500 workers and move production to Mexico. The Carrier leadership is shitting bricks now because Trump put them on blast and now his supporters would rather pay more for a domestic make competitor than buy from a company that abandoned their fellow American workers.  Trump supporters  also notice how that Conde' Naste Crowd boo-hooing over the election won't buy American if something more fashionable is on offer.  All that emigration google trending is just another fashionable pose they strike.  They won't go anywhere if it involves sacrifice. Trump voters are the ones that don a uniform or badge and take up arms to serve and protect. 

Obama has been very classy in how he's handling the transition much like George W. Bush was and unlike the Clinton to Bush transition. Obama's greatness lies ahead and trust me, or just remember I said it, these 2 will become great allies. I agree with Oprah that Trump has been humbled and after living a life of extreme privilege was moved by the throngs of ordinary Americans desperately needing a champion turning out en masse (always undercounted by news reports) to support him and now need him to deliver.

My co-worker is a 45yo husband and father of 3 born and raised in Manchester, England of Indian/Muslim extraction. We rode by the Lordstown, Ohio GM plant a few days ago where they build the Chevy Cruze and I told "Chan" how a local informed me there are plans to close that plant and move it to Mexico and about that phone call Trump had with Bill Ford. My buddy Chan said: "no fucking way Trump will let them leave....Trump's a badass and that's why I like him".

GSL just loves the All The Big Names au courant smugness in this charming vid!

October 31, 2016

Oh, what a tangled web...

Her Girl Friday:: Huma Abedin,  (this is what Amal Clooney will look like after she ends the hunger strike) who is Hillary Clinton's closest confidante, is now lawyering up and lying low.

Friday night had GSL's beloved Cubs playing in a World Series game at Wrigley Field for the first time in 71 years and I wound up not watching the game or even wanting to.  GSL, like the rest of the political world, was rocked by the revelation that the FBI Criminal Investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails was back on.

After hunkering down in The Den's Situation Room monitoring developments, GSL offers the following astute analysis based on how things stand now.

Here is Huma's classy husband who is under criminal investigation for allegedly sending pics like this (many with 4yo son) to underage girls.

The Clinton camp scorched earth defense is the only card they can play. Hillary gets to play victim which is always her go-to move.  The FBI Director James Comey (appointed by Obama) who as recently as last week received high praise from running mate along with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, et now depicted as driven by partisan motives with the always convenient S & M (sexist/misogynist) subtext to stoke outrage among true believers.

FBI: the additional 650,000 emails were found on Huma Abedin's perv hubby Anthony Weiner's laptop (apparently shared with Huma) who resigned in disgrace from Congress due to an earlier sexting scandal. The New York FBI office subpoenaed and seized Weiner's electronic devices (relating to his indictment over sexting a 15yo girl) and stumbled on this mother lode.  What is noteworthy is they started looking at the laptop several weeks ago and only officially notified FBI Director Comey last Thursday, the day before he sent that letter to Congressional leaders of both parties notifying them that recent discoveries regarding HRC's email case merited further investigation.  They then sought a warrant allowing them to search the laptop specifically for HRC correspondence.  I'm sure once those local FBI agents stumbled onto all those HRC emails, they took a peek and already know there are explosive revelations coming and intimated thru colleagues so that Director Comey had a sense he was on solid ground before sending that game changer letter. Senators Reid and Boxer have made scathing comments against Director Comey, a man they had enormous respect for a week ago.  What tells crafty old pro GSL, that Comey is holding a good hand is how White House Spokesman Josh Earnest just issued a surprisingly strong statement backing Comey which tells me that Obama moles at Justice/FBI have passed along that Comey has a strong hand and Hillary is holding Aces & Eights.

Huma: hard to predict how this will shake out for Huma. Is the laptop with the motherlode really hubby Wiener's and she never used it? If so, how did thousands of emails to HRC's private server get  there.  Maybe Weiner surreptitiously downloaded all those emails to his laptop as an 'insurance policy' to have a hole card should he ever need pardon, lucrative opportunities, or launch a political comeback.

Only recently, on this post, I praised Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile as one of the most honest people in public life. WikiLeaks now proves that false. While working as commentator for CNN, she secretly shared debate questions ahead of time to Hillary's campaign team. CNN was quick to cut all ties to DB. If this was any week but this week, Bernie supporters would demand her immediate resignation from DNC Chairmanship which now will come no later than next week. A stunning fall from grace.

Unfortunately, Diogenes lantern couldn't shine on an honest man or woman in today's Washington.