An Update on the Trump Front

There has been much gushing and pushing and head-shaking and finger-wagging among the intelligentsia about Donald Trump’s remarks concerning the judge who is hearing the case against his enterprise known as Trump University. Here’s the wiki, but I don’t know how slanted it is.

On the other hand, would you attend anything calling itself “Trump U”? No, I wouldn’t either.

I’ve read some background on this case but it’s a tedious re-telling. It’s a case of doing one’s own research. Or depending on what others have accomplished. So, you could go over to award-winning Mr. Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse website and read all his investigations.

As Sundance notes about the “hidden agendas”:

Bloggers and researchers doing the digging MSM reporters refuse.

Research by Lawnewz [see link at Treehouse] has discovered the legal firm behind the Trump civil action lawsuit paid Bill and Hillary Clinton massive amounts of money for speeches and advocacy during and after Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.

Or you could go with this report from The Treehouse. It’s a formal statement by Trump himself on the situation.

Or, if you’re more interested in the meta-process, you could go to this latest find, Scott Adams’ take on things:

Mr. Scott Dilbert Adams is nothing if not provocative. But he’s provocative in a way that makes you look underneath the carpet to see how long it’s been since the MSM cleaned under there.

In a post titled “The Robot Judge”, he says:

If you have been watching CNN, you know Anderson Cooper has been reporting about the discovery that a sitting judge is actually a robot. His name is Gonzalo Curiel and he is presiding over the Trump University case.

Curiel looks human on the outside, and he has passed as human for decades. But Cooper made it clear in his interviews yesterday that while science understands that 100% of humans are biased about just about everything, this robot judge is not susceptible to being influenced by his life experiences. It sounds deeply implausible, but no one on CNN challenged Cooper’s implication that Judge Curiel is the only bias-free entity in the universe. Ergo, he must be a robot.

Anyway, lots of folks on Twitter are asking me why Trump would accuse the robot judge of being “Mexican” when that is obviously a racist thing to say. Did Trump make a huge mistake, or is it some sort of clever persuasion thing?

Let’s dig into that…

Yeah, you know it…you have to click the link to get the rest of this Dilbertian point of view. It would be rude to give away his point now wouldn’t it?

You should know that I’m currently reading his book, the Kindle version:

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

It’s the details of his life: the failures, the successes, and the in-betweens. No deep personal details, but he sounds so much like the Baron (ignore the fact that the B isn’t wealthy) that I have to keep reading.

Scott Adams gets daily exercise as opposed to the B’s three or four times a week. But their diet is about the same — grab some cheese on the way upstairs. And their basically optimistic characterological structure is obvious.

I wish the B had taken a hypnosis course, though. And I wish I’d been in that public speaking class Mr. Adams swears by. I’ll bet it was fun and informative.

I swan, they could be brothers separated at birth, even down to height and weight. The B is a bit taller, perhaps.

Mr. Adams is quintessentially American. He’s a fixer, a doodler, a dreamer. He likes to use his money to make things better but he wants to do it wisely. He explains why his many, many failures were the key to his success. Failure and luck: the American story.

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Please feel free to weigh in on what you think Scott Adams is up to in his explanations for this kerfuffle. It is my considered opinion that Donald Trump did this on purpose. It’s theater. He is getting past each obstacle the press and the dimmer-witted have thrown in his path. He knew the obstacles were there. But here’s the difference: he deals with them on his own pre-planned schedule.

The man has a buncha negatives and he knows it. No one knows it better. Watch him set each one up and then bowl a strike right down the middle. And notice, too, that before he started to deal with his failures, he worked very hard to get bajillions of voters committed to seeing him win. That was key.

And he did it. Bowl on, Donald.

16 thoughts on “An Update on the Trump Front

  1. The person who bought the suit is on tape saying how great it was. So they have been taken off the case, yet it still goes on for obvious reasons. Such places were hot when there were jobs. How colleges and U generally still go on in the face of no jobs and the looming robotic work force for what’s left is a mystery

    • The entire education industry is due a massive shake-up. It’s fraud on a grand scale, flogging worthless degrees in nonsense subjects for exorbitant fees. Vast numbers of graduates are virtually unemployable without extensive retraining and serious deprogramming.

      • From your keyboard to the Karma Dude…so much ruination of 20-somethings who will carry “higher education” debt for decades while struggling to find a job. The shake-up of this system is long overdue. Paying a college president a quarter of a million dollars a year is morally wrong. The government/education intertwining is more of the more corrupt of our systems. Maybe up there next to the harm paid lobbyists due to our laws…

  2. The Clintons and their mail-order ‘university network’ are certain to become fair game at some point, and that is a worldwide can o’ worms.

  3. More precisely, the issue with this judge goes back to a statement issued in 2015 which illustrates exactly why Curiel should recuse himself from Trump’s case(s):
    Judge Curiel belongs to the Hispanic National Bar Association which published a press release on July 2nd 2015 specifically stating their intent to target the “business interests” of Donald Trump.

    Another concern …the negative feedback from elected officials who accuse Donald Trump of racism and bigotry are inadvertently defending LaRaza’s seditious and by definition “racist” identity politics:

    ““Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada” = “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing.”

    graphic about Judge Curiel’s affiliations/associations
    28 U.S. Code § 455 – Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge

    (a) Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. (check)

    (b) He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances:
    (1) Where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding; (check)

    (3) Where he has served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy; (check)
    Bonus: can find no evidence that Curiel’s parents ever became U.S. citizens. For all we know, Judge Curiel is an anchor baby.

    Was Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s father and/or mother an illegal immigrant?

  4. Wow.
    …….and you think that THIS faux wetback Judge is biased?

    Lemmie introduce you to thesehere SUPRIME COURT “Justices”………………

  5. Wiki? Useless with respect to confidence of content. “Sundance”? Biased beyond description.

  6. Interestingly, Diana West has been since December of 2015 publishing scads of intelligent analyses & reports on her blog on the anti-Trump machine out there (including the entire Republican Establishment, btw, not merely the Dastardly Leftists).

    In February, she published 8 articles; in March, she published 14; in April, she published 9… then suddenly in May she had only two articles, the last one on May 4. That means that for several months she was publishing an average of two a week (sometimes many more), and that has dropped off to zero. I asked her about it in an email, and learned to my great relief that she has just been too busy — and she is now writing a piece on this very topic of Judge Gonzalo Curiel and Trump.

    P.S.: Note the subtle anti-Trump bias riddling this piece published in that bastion of Conservatism, National Review (Online), where among many other subtly niggling & nettling things, the Conservative “journalist” Jim Geraghty puts sneer quotes around Trump University (where italics in a piece of responsible journalism are clearly more appropriate).

  7. Ann Coulter nailed this issue today.

    June 8, 2016

    Annoyed at federal judge Gonzalo P. Curiel’s persistent rulings against him in the Trump University case (brought by a law firm that has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches by Bill and Hillary), Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that maybe it’s because the judge is a second-generation Mexican immigrant.

    The entire media — and most of the GOP — have spent 10 months telling us that Mexicans in the United States are going to HATE Trump for saying he’ll build a wall. Now they’re outraged that Trump thinks one Mexican hates him for saying he’ll build a wall.

    Curiel has distributed scholarships to illegal aliens. He belongs to an organization that sends lawyers to the border to ensure that no illegal aliens’ “human rights” are violated. The name of the organization? The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association — “La Raza” meaning THE RACE.

    Let’s pause to imagine the nomination hearings for a white male who belonged to any organization for white people — much less one with the words “THE RACE” in its title.
    Has anyone ever complained about the ethnicity of white judges or white juries? I’ve done some research and it turns out … THAT’S ALL WE’VE HEARD FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS.

    [much more at link]

  8. Trump speaks the truth: “The emperor has no clothes”

    The left doesn’t like the truth being pointed out to them. The RINOs are [women’s genitalia] and have no guts or backbone. They can all go to hell.

    Trump in November.

  9. “On the other hand, would you attend anything calling itself “Trump U”? No, I wouldn’t either.”

    Nor would I attend Australia’s Bond University, created by one of the country’s biggest corporate criminals and heroes/villains who died last year:

    Bond Uni actually has an ok reputation (not to mention a glitzy campus), but reputations are sort of relative, aren’t they? Compared to the various other state-run, ultra-hard left unis in Australia, private Bond U is good. And what it’s really excellent at is sucking exorbitant fees out of foreign students.

  10. I saw the advertisement that Trump made for Trump University, and it immediately made me think of the many “self-improvement” seminars I’ve attended for free, which were simply portals to draw you to deeper, and far more expensive, involvement.

    Having said that, there are actually other issues involved.

    The establishment Republicans are swooning over the fact that Trump actually brought out the fact that the judge is a Mexican nationalist. Were the judge’s rulings unfair? Were the unfair rulings a result of the judge’s affiliations?

    The key to Republican objections is that Trump stepped on the never-to-be-mentioned racial issue.

    I wouldn’t do actual business with Trump without a good lawyer on my side, but that doesn’t mean I don’t support him for President. And, it’s not simply that Hillary is worse. I believe that Trump’s flaws are actually a qualification for President. He has the ability to present issues clearly, the ability to persuade, and is something of a con-man. Do I want an angel for President? No. Trump has come down squarely on issues of extreme importance and has committed himself very publicly. He is not simply the better of a bad lot. He is right out in front on important issues, including the defense of the US and facing race head-on. I was a brief volunteer for Trump and worked beside a black lady who was a fervent Trump supporter. Facing the issue of race emphatically does not mean discounting people because of their race.

    I tend to agree with the people who say the establishment Republicans have just as much of a vested interest in the military-industrial-corporate-welfare-race-pandering state as the Democrats do.

    • One big flaw with Romney was that he wouldn’t hit back. It won’t be an issue this time, game on. Let’s hope a fighter can win it.

  11. Interesting coincidence:

    “the legal firm behind the Trump civil action lawsuit paid Bill and Hillary Clinton massive amounts of money for speeches and advocacy during and after Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State”

    So, the case has the superficial appearance of being a malicious prosecution. It would be surprising if Trump’s lawyer(s) didn’t argue that plaintiff’s case has the substance, too, of malicious prosecution. Look also for evidence of forum shopping, too, by plaintiff’s counsel prior to deciding where to file the lawsuit. If there has been such shopping, it will be ironic if Trump succeeds in impeaching the character of the judge, who is a confessed chauvinist.

    Meanwhile I’m wondering if any of the characters of this year’s presidential circus are more than 2 degrees removed from each other in terms of acquaintance.

    • They all know one another. But Hillary never saw Donald coming into town until he showed up with his six shooters strapped on. She was so sure he’d go down…so sure.

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