Know-it-all Nadin makes late run for DUmmie of Year! PLUS breaking news!
Our DUmmie Ant Farm is an amusing little world, endlessly entertaining. Part of the FUn is getting to know the personalities of our little friends. And just as you have in any community, you get different "types" in DUmmieland. For example, there is the "know-it-all" type, the person who makes every conversation, no matter the subject matter, about how much he or she knows.
We have an example of this type in DUmmie nadinbrzezinski. DUmmie nadinbrzezinski is not really an authority on anything. She's written a couple of sci-fi role-playing games, but I don't think she's any big deal even in that. She has a degree in History, though, which she frequently will remind you of. Plus, with her last name, Brzezinski (think Zbigniew), some of the DUmmies must think she knows something about international geopolitics. And so Know-it-all Nadin acts like she's an Expert on Everything and that everyone is dying to hear her take on whatever. So between her sci-fi gaming and her ponderous pontification, think of a female cross between Comic Book Guy and Pied Piper Pitt.
I first noticed Know-it-all Nadin pontificating last Friday, during the Obama-Clinton presser and its aftermath, in this THREAD, "We are WATCHING history folks." And when I went back to the DUmp a few days, I see that she was gassing off again, in this THREAD, "Another trend I missed, but to be added." And now she's got this new THREAD, "We essentially have now a non functioning branch of government."
With these recent posts, Know-it-all Nadin must be making a late run for DUmmie of the Year. Sure, it's past the voting deadline now, but since when has that ever stopped a Democrat? So you other candidates--CaliforniaPeggy, madfloridian, bobbolink--you'd better get on the stick if you're going to outpace the fast-gaining nadinbrzezinski!
Know-it-all Nadin's trenchant observations are in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, still leaning toward Bobo the Hobo for DUmmie of the Year, is in the [brackets]:
We are WATCHING history folks
[I, nadinbrzezinski, STUDIED history, and now I am here to tell you what you are watching, all you less-well-informed people looking for my guidance.]
What you have are several things going...
1.- The Constitutional Crisis in DC is now rank and open... some of us have spoken of it. . . .
[Especially ME, Know-it-all Nadin.]
2.- A former POTUS doing this... Foreign powers are watching... this is what happens also in Empires in Decline. Folks foreign powers will stand up and pay attention to this.
[I have written about Empires in Decline, by the way, in some of essays here, as you well know. And when I talk about "foreign powers," and my last name is Brzezinski--well, you would do well to stand up and take notice!]
3.- Bernie Sanders doing what he is doing...
[Bernie Sanders is the new swoon-boy DU jour at DUmmieland right now. Kucinich, Feingold, Grayson--forget it! Bernie Sanders is Justin Bieber to their Jonas Brothers.]
I have spoken of trends in the past... they just accelerated in massive ways, and we have reached a tipping point.
["Tipping point" is a term one uses when one is a certified trendologist like Know-it-all Nadin.]
We may not feel this, it may not be obvious, but to the power brokers in DC... today is a historic day. Mark your calendars, YOU ARE watching history.
[The Obama-Clinton Presser: The Day When Everything Finally Changed--and I, Know-it-all Nadin, Was Here to Tell You about It.]
Was it you (maybe among others) who said earlier today we're at the tipping point?
Yep, welcome to the crisis and it was me. I spoke of accelerating trends yesterday... well these just went into hyperdrive.
[Yep, I called it! Accelerating trends! Tipping point!]
Constitutional crisis? er, no. anyone who thinks this is a Constitutional Crisis, has no idea what that actually is. No, we haven't reached a tipping point. They'll pass the extension of the bush tax cuts. Life will go on. Yes, it's history but it not some historic day.
[You DARE challenge Know-it-all Nadin??]
Wow. Crazy talk. All that's missing is a grassy knoll.
but the trends.... it's the trends? you clearly just don't understand
[I detect a note of sarcasm. Nadin replies . . .]
J*sus, there are people who really cannot see, like horses who will not drink even when led to water.
[You dumb nags! Don't you know you are FORTUNATE to able to drink deep from the font of knowledge that is nadinbrzezinski?]
unrecced for histrionic nonsense.
[We are WATCHING histrionics, folks.]
If the very first line displays a stunning amount of political ignorance, why would I waste my time reading the whole thing??
[And yet, you are on DU.]
unrec for Nostradamus value
By the way, I am willing to compare credentials.
[Nadin has a DEGREE in Histrionics! And don't you forget it!]
Look I have seen what real revolutions do like much closer than I hope you will ever get. . . .
[Nadin has seen it all, unlike you mere neophytes.]
you are a snark aren't you. I have always admired your writing but now I know I am seeing your other side. That is the NASTY side. By the way, did you call your two Senators today? Have you called the WH yet? I told you what I did. . . .
[Nadin TELLS OFF William Rivers Pitt! Will Wee Willie threaten her, like he did Bobo the Hobo?]
Will, are you drinking tonight? you are making ZERO sense.
[Will doesn't need to DRINK to make no sense!]
To answer your question: No. But hey, thanks for pushing a discredited line of attack. Got old years ago, but apparently it never gets old. Thanks. In the future, if you don't follow, ask. PM is always available.
I won't bother the great will pitt over the PM
[Yeah, look what happened to Bobo when Will threatened her over the PM!]
What a load of poppycock. . . . Since when did Henny-Penny take over DU.
[Poppycock and Henny-Penny. DUmmieland is like poultry in motion!]
this is not just about the US. Unlike many provincials here I happen to be noticing a western world trend.
[Unlike you myopic provincials, nadinbrzezinski ia an INTERNATIONAL trendologist!]
people don't read history. Not last week, not ten years ago, or a hundred years ago. Alas I do... that is what I DO.
[Alas, the BURDEN Know-it-all Nadin bears! Having to keep up with All Things. But that is what she DOES! As we see in her next threa--but wait, what's this? I'm being handed a note here. . . . Something about Pied Piper Pitt. . . . Let's quickly move through Nadin's other threads while I look into this . . .]
Another trend I missed, but to be added
[The trend is, we're getting tired of your condescending lectures, Know-it-all Nadin.]
over the last week I have been told repeatedly that my trend spotting (technical term) is an actual support of a revolution.
[Your trend spotting is an actual support of regurgitation.]
Will the Empire Collapse? Absolutely all do. Within my lifetime? 100% assured.
Within the next ten years... IMHO over 80% assured, the trends are there.
Within the next five years... IMHO in the high 60s.
Within the next year... if all things come tighter, and that includes the party of no playing it's role... in the fifties. . . .
Will we have an honest to goodness take to the streets, revolution? . . . ok there is always odds of that, but IMHO it is somewhere between 5-10%... perhaps even lower than 5% at THIS TIME.
[OK, but the big question is: Rams or Chiefs? Who ya pickin'? And I hate to rush you along, Nadin, but there's this thing with Pitt, see, so I've got to go through your new thread real fast . . .]
We essentially have now a non functioning branch of government
[You essentially have a non-functioning brain. . . . Alright, that's enough from you, Know-it-all Nadin. And let me tell you this--this is my expert prediction: You will NOT win Top DUmmie of 2010. You're trying too hard. . . . NOW, THIS JUST IN: BREAKING NEWS from William Rivers Pitt! We go to this THREAD, "How are you doing?" . . .]
How are you doing?
[Just fine, Will. What up?]
I have my health.
[Good to hear it. Gave up the cancer sticks, I understand.]
I can still write. . . .
[That's debatable. But please, continue . . .]
My wife is almost healthy enough for us to consider having children.
[WHOA! Wee Willie Pitt, thinking of reproducing?? Inconceivable!! I'm stuned. Run that by me again, Will . . .]
. . . for us to consider having children.
[Will, you've been married for over a year now. That means you'll have to TAKE ACTION. . . . TAKE. ACTION. Comprende, amigo?]
I really like my new apartment and my new neighborhood. I have not had a cigarette for 17 days. My cat remans alive and deadly.
[Sorry, didn't catch that. I'm still trying to take in what you said, Will. Wee Willie Pitt, a FATHER?? The mind boggles. Imagine: Could there be a William Pitt the Younger in the offing? A bouncer baby boy? We here at DUmmie FUnnies wish you all the best, Will, and we say, GO FOR IT! We'll check back in nine business months.]