A very, very quiet week in the world. Hey, if it weren’t for Donald Trump, there would be no news at all, so I guess we should be thankful for that.

Donald Trump just keeps going lower and lower.

This week, the Republican frontrunner decided to take a run at the guaranteed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, which I guess is a nice change from his usual attacks on his fellow Republicans. This week, Trump told a slathering crowd of followers that Clinton got “schlonged” by Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.

Schlonged? What the hell does that mean? According to the Urban Dictionary, it means (pardon me in advance for this) “to be cockslapped by a man with a large penis”. So, either Trump has seen Obama in a locker room and he knows something about the president that we don’t, or Trump just coined his own vulgarity. A ‘schlong’ is a Yiddish term for a penis, which caused American TV networks no end of censorship problems. I saw some American TV news blurred out the word, possibly because they didn’t really know what the hell the boorish pig was talking about. Even a Trump spokesperson was baffled. “I think he was meaning, like, ‘schlonged to the ground,’ ‘schlonged around,’” Katrina Pierson told CNN. “Are we really talking about the definition of a word?

“What does schlonged mean then? Why don’t you tell me what schlonged means,” she asked the CNN panel.

Trump wasn’t done yet with Clinton. He criticized an apparent bathroom break she took during the most recent Democratic debate.

“I know where she went, it’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it,” Trump said, apparently disgusted that human beings actually need to use the washroom from time to time.

But wait, here’s more! Trump called the members of the media “lying, disgusting people.

“I hate some of these people, but I’d never kill them,” he added, before appearing to reconsider: “Umm, no, I would never do that.”

Wow. And still, he continues to dominate the polls. Right from the beginning of the Trump run, I’ve said there is no way he could win the Republican nomination. But with the pathetic state of the Republican party (Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio? Seriously?) I have to say that maybe, just maybe, this freak show might just win the nomination. God help America.

On a more positive note, billionaire visionary Elon Musk did something that NASA and all its trillions of dollars could never achieve — his SpaceX company launched a rocket that send 11 small satellites into orbit, then returned the rocket to earth, upright, to be used again. Nobody has ever done this before, and it is a very, very cool thing to see.

The oil price crisis continues,with the price of a barrel of oil falling to about $38 a barrel. In the meantime, here in Edmonton, the price of gas went UP 12 cents a litre at the pumps. As Donald Trump might say, we’re getting schlonged.

RIP: Again, very quiet on the death front. Even the Grim Reaper seems to take the Christmas season off.



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