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:
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.
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.