Hennessy's View

Looking ahead to season four of Trump: The President

Scott Adams first identified Donald Trump’s greatest strength. What do you think that might be? It’s not his money or his business experience. Those are strengths, sure, but they’re not THE strength. Scott Adams believes Trump’s campaign was a movie script. Here’s what Adams wrote way, way back when Trump’s candidacy was still just a PR stunt because he had zero chance of winning even a single primary: A movie script is almost always arranged in what the professionals call a three-act form. Read more →

False Flag or Not

The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. [Wikipedia] Think of a time when you acted on false information. You knew it might be false, but you acted as if it was true. Why did you do that? Read more →

Obama Admin Wiretapped Trump UPDATE 2

Now you know. You can stop doubting. You have more than hope. The Obama administration spied on Donald Trump and his campaign and transition teams. There is no longer any doubt. The questions that remain are: * Who ordered and authorized the illegal wiretaps? * Who illegally received and disseminated the intelligence? * What did Obama know? It’s easy to declare the Obama Admin guilty after Evelyn Farkas’s admissions on MSNBC. Read more →

Donald Trump’s Crazy Ivan

Cold War submarine lore. I can’t go into all of it here, but I can tell you about one bit of that lore: the Crazy Ivan. Modern submarines have incredible passive sonar arrays. They can hear everything in the ocean for hundreds of miles around. Everything. Everything except something directly behind them. Behind a submarine is a big propeller or “screw.” It turns. It pushes water abaft. The noise and the motion combine to prevent sound waves from reaching the sensors. Read more →

How to Spot Journalism’s Psychosis

When your brain automatically alters perceptions, there’s something wrong with you. Reporters have this psychosis. Journalists. They have very bad ADHD it seems. They can’t pay attention. Like kids with ADHD. Chuck Todd and everybody at Business Insider should probably take Ritalin or something. Reporters are also narcissists. No one goes into journalism unless they have a pathologically inflated ego. No one. So I’m going to walk you through the proof, slowly, so even our narcissistic, hyperactive, attention-deficit-disordered journalists can understand that Sean Spicer played with them like a cat pawing a dying moth. Read more →

3 Ways President Trump Changes Everything

Trump’s win is far bigger than the vote. As British General Cornwallis said at the end of the movie ‘The Patriot,’ “Everything will change … everything has changed.” If you’ve been thinking about policy, you’re thinking really, really small. Trump’s influence is way bigger. Here are three ways Trump will change America for a generation. A Change of Uniform Since the late 1990s, American business and social life have gone uber casual. Read more →

Entrepreneur vs. Empress

Adam Carolla noticed something I didn’t. Carolla’s first reaction to the election results was this. Hillary Clinton built herself a Logan’s Run type palace for her would-be coronation. Donald Trump accepted the presidency in a room that might double as a Hometown Buffet. Put another way, here’s what the winner’s auditorium: [caption id=“attachment_21054” align=“aligncenter” width=“1000”]Image clipped from UPI[/caption] And here’s the winner’s ballroom: Let that contrast sink in. Every penny of the Clintons’ hundreds of millions came from taxpayers one way or another. Read more →

How Donald Trump Completed the Tea Party

Sometimes I forget what originally drove me to call for a tea party protest in St. Louis. One motivation was fear of missing out because a dozen other cities were planning protests. Another driver was a desire change the direction of the country. And at least some of it was the frustrated actor in me looking for an outlet. Since two-thirds of those motivations appeal only to me, let’s focus on the middle one: change the country. Read more →