Now Tubularsock recently has been leaving his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA at 3AM in the morning and riding his bicycle about the city. Tubularsock calls this stealth-exercise.

But riding through empty streets in the crisp-air and very little traffic is a good way to do some thinking. So Tubularsock has been thinking.

You know how we Americans are accused of being a celebrity culture? And you also already know that we ARE a celebrity culture. The question really is, is there ANY CULTURE in celebrity?

Well if you had any doubt to this “charge” of celebrity culture the First Republican “Debate” has made it clear.

Twenty-four million people tuned into that “debate”. Twenty-four million! For a political “debate” in the U.S. of A.!

And according to CNNMoney that figure “tripled the largest audience for any previous debate” in the history of the United States!

That was One-million MORE than the viewership of the last game of the 2014 World Series and even Letterman’s last show viewership was only 13.7 million and Letterman IS a celebrity!

And you know why everyone tuned in …….. Donald Trump.Trump Speciman

And out of all the potential Republican candidates who is the ONLY ONE who stated HE HAD “WON” the debate? Donald Trump!

And who was the only potential candidate who had nearly every statement he made quoted the following day in the maimed-stream-press ……. Donald Trump.

And who hasn’t a ghost of a chance of being picked to be the Republican Presidential Candidate ………… Donald Trump.

Yet, 24 million people tuned in to see just what The Donald was going to do.

Tubularsock had more fun trying to find a way to watch The Donald than watching this boring collection of pre-paid corporate slave-boys act like they had an independent thought.


Now if you didn’t have cable TV then you couldn’t really watch this debate. Now this is a debate for the possible leader of the United States. A possible President for all the people not just those with access to cable TV. But unless you had cable access a citizen wasn’t able to watch it ……. in theory.

Tubularsock has no TV so had to hunt down a way to watch it other than the way FOX had created so as to have a revenue stream for advertising.

In those situations the solution is always …… YouTube.

On YouTube there is always someone and usually dozens of people who are streaming everything either by screen-capture or filming it off a TV and showing it on their YouTube Channel.

It is always the go-to-to-go-around.

The quality isn’t always that good but just how much of that Republican-Shit can one take anyway?

The bottom line is: Even The Donald isn’t interesting enough to carry this amount of boredom!

One thing for sure …… the next “debate” won’t have the numbers again. The public wants a show from our celebrities and when they don’t produce the interest declines.

Just how often can you really watch THE KOCH BROTHERS’ THE PRICE IS RIGHT?


  1. donzo442 says:

    It has been reported that the Donald doesn’t like Meg the Bleeder. Meg the Bleeder is now “officially” fired and the Donald wins. I’m not sure what it is that the Donald wins but, that hardly matters. The Donald is a “winner”, Meg is a bleeder, and almost 24 million Americans are incredibly stupid or in the very least consummately gullible. Wasn’t it P.T. Trumper that stated, “there’s a sucker born every minute…”?

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  2. tubularsock says:

    Poor, poor Meg. And Donny thought they were such good friends. You know Don, there is just not any loyalty anymore. Really. There can’t be two winners you know ….. bye, bye Meg.

    And if anyone knew the circus it was P.T.!

    Thanks for the comment and just a word to the wise ….. there are more than 24 million stupid people in the USA!

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  3. sojourner says:

    24 million assholes tuned into watch these assholes, including the governor of my state, a real fucking asshole (Kasich), and the Donald, the asshole of all assholes!

    I’m losing my ability to keep giving the tiniest fuck about any of this! There is no fucking hope, as far as I can see! I posted an article a few weeks back that spoke of the fact that most people do not want to be truly free, they want a police/nanny state to take care of their arrested developmentally, self-actualized asses. Well I guess the author of that article was right. And if this is what these assholes want, what they are getting now, then fuck ’em all!

    I may or I may not keep blogging. I’m not sure yet. But I do know I’m slowing way, way down. And if I can get my fucking health together, even a little bit, and get ahead just a tiny bit, financially, then I am spending my last few weeks, months and years on this planet with a well stocked bar! I’ll spend my last days sipping, with a soy chaser, and composing while I quickly decompose;-)

    If you can’t beat ’em, drink yourself into a stupor where you don’t know you can’t beat ’em! This is my new motto!

    On a side and yet related note, I read a few months back that the government was going to slow down traffic to sites that aren’t friendly to their agenda. I don’t know if this has happened as of yet, but traffic is way, way down on my blog, and I notice other blogs I frequent don’t seem to be doing too well either, when it comes to traffic. I wonder…?

    But other than that, hey, life is a fucking blast!

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    • tubularsock says:

      Well, sojourner, it is all an illusion after all and even though Don Quixote never seemed to figure it out Sancho using simple logic had a handle on it.

      One of the traditional requirements for “leader” is being an asshole and you have to admit that we as a country are holding to this “high” standard. See, things aren’t that bad.

      Tubularsock would agree that most people would rather be slaves than to think on their own and take responsibility but they also have to be told they are “free” or they would rebel. Been that way for ever.

      The nice thing about “slowing down traffic” is that Tubularsock’s goal is to rant so fucking much that they run it to zero. Would be kind of a badge of success. At least somebody would be reading it!

      Tubularsock isn’t worried.

      Keep well supplied with soy!!!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, sojourner and see you on the flip side.

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      • sojourner says:

        I fucked up! “Ooops, I did it again!”

        I allowed myself, once again, to have high expectations for how the sheeple in this country would respond to these political assholes, their lies and manipulations, and this every four-year farce this time around. I thought for sure, this time, the sheep would awaken and turn their backs en masse on all of this political bullshit, after all that has happened for the last seven years in particular. I set myself up for the woo!

        I had lost track of reality and was floating, for a moment, like so many others these days, in the esoteric fairy-tale world where “vibrations” and the ancient gods of India take control and play Superman/Batman and rid the world of evil.

        But in every way, I’m better today. Oh, I’m still bitter and enraged, but I’m no longer disappointed, and that is what counts. I’m used to being cynical, bitter and enraged, it’s the disappointed in human beings that threw me! As you point out, it has always been this way, or “The same as it ever was!”

        Thanks for the reality check, the heads up!


      • tubularsock says:

        Now hold your horses sojourner. There is nothing wrong with having “high expectations for the sheeple”. Where the problem occurs in Tubularsock’s opinion is that you believe yourself!

        No, no, no! If anything Tubularsock has learned is to NOT believe himself. Expect but don’t believe. Put it out there and it might catch on but then let it go ……. even good shit happens sometimes!

        Now if you look closely all “Gods” have issues and the Gods of India have more drama than an afternoon sitcom. Evil is only good that hasn’t been brought to the light and it doesn’t take Superman/Batman to set thing straight because both those dudes have parental issues that haven’t been resolved.

        No, what it takes is direct action and you, sojourner and Tubularsock owes it to civilization to send a huge flashlight to Dick Cheney, the epitome of evil. That way we BRING THE LIGHT to the epitome of evil and save civilization!

        Are you in?

        Now, “being cynical, bitter and enraged” seems normal to Tubularsock but those are just activities used to keep from going crazy.

        No, things have always gotten worse and they continue to get worse and will continue to get worse until they do get worse and then those things get worse and then worse seems better than the worse that has become worse. It’s all good.

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  4. I think I’ll just wait for the movie.

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  5. Tubularsock, The show that never ends — american politics! This seems like the setup for a bad joke — how many fatuous politicians does it take to change a light bulb? No one knows, since they never change anything in a good way! Call that a debate? Doesn’t that require … let’s see … coherent arguments defending defined, rational positions? (Hey, I suck at all that stuff, but I’m not running for anything, except maybe a bus now and then.)
    And I shouldn’t bitch as I didn’t watch the damned thing. But I never liked circuses even as a kid … I think because of the smell. Which is no better in this one. Thanks for letting me know I didn’t miss much! – Linda

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    • tubularsock says:

      Linda, yes …. “debate?” I was wondering if Tubularsock had forgotten the meaning of debate but nope, THEY have forgotten the meaning!

      And it is true circuses do smell but elephant shit isn’t as bad as smelling Republican Elephant shit!

      You didn’t miss ANYTHING ……. bring in the clowns.

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  6. sojourner says:

    “No, what it takes is direct action and you, sojourner and Tubularsock owes it to civilization to send a huge flashlight to Dick Cheney, the epitome of evil. That way we BRING THE LIGHT to the epitome of evil and save civilization!”

    In complete agreement! I love sticking it to assholes like Cheney and others of the Hitler youth persuasion!

    But I’m a little confused on this:

    “No, things have always gotten worse and they continue to get worse and will continue to get worse until they do get worse and then those things get worse and then worse seems better than the worse that has become worse. It’s all good.”

    So just keep going no matter what? Is this your point? No hope, just keep going?

    Just to clarify, I’m not giving up, at least not yet. Beyond composing and decomposing, this is the only thing that keeps me going these days. I’m not giving up, I’m just pissed off!

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    • tubularsock says:

      Remember it is all an illusion sojourner. We don’t KNOW who we really are . . .

      Hope is for suckers! Ask Obummer. And our AmeriKKKan patriots!

      It’s the journey dude, the destination doesn’t exist. Enjoy the journey.

      Don’t worry sojourner, Tubularsock didn’t think for a nano-second that you were giving up anything! You can’t …… you are as crazy as Tubularsock!

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      • sojourner says:

        You’re right! I need to loosen up a bit and stay in the present. Thanks for the good advice, I needed it!

        I need a bottle of WT as well!

        Damn! I thought I was concealing my insanity pretty well!;-)


      • tubularsock says:

        Present moment is all there is ……..

        Tubularsock has a bottle of WT waiting for you dude …………

        No, your insanity proves you are sane!

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  7. swo8 says:

    We had a debate here in Canada too – same day, same time. We were torn as to who to watch. So we stuck with our local debate knowing that there would be many reruns of the Donald show.

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  8. Jay says:

    People will always rubberneck, and that’s exactly what this is. Trump is a wreck and 24 million Americans (and, I suspect, some curious people from around the world) tuned in to see the shit show. Thank you, Tubularsock, for being a voice of reason.

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