Doc Yale

How (Political) Shit Happens
Using Donald as an Example

Doc Yale has never liked nor understood the phrase "Shit Happens" nor had any desire to put a bumper sticker to such effect on his mule.  But he is trying to understand the phenomena and the chart below helped him clarify it, at least in the political arena.

In the beginning the Donald had a Plan

You know:

  • Replace Obamacare
  • Privatize Medicare, Schools, (          ) , (      ) fill in the blanks
  • Cutting taxes on the wealthy
  • Draining the swamp

And then came the Assumptions

  • Everyone hates Obamacare and Medicare
  • The private sector is better at delivering medicine, education, etc.
  • Cutting taxes on the wealthy will allow money to trickle down to those less deserving  and will boost the economy
  • Once the swamp was drained the creatures there would disperse

And the Assumptions were without any factual basis

Data, facts and information are no substitute for ideology

And darkness was on the face of the Citizens

At least 99% of them once they got a whiff.

And they spoke amongst themselves saying: “It is a crock of Shit, and it stinketh.”

And some saying it with less diplomacy.

And the Citizens went unto their legislators and sayeth: “It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it.”

Only of course to those legislators who pretended to be serving the citizens.

And the Legislators went to their corporate masters and sayeth “It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength.”

Said gently, of course, so as to not endanger future campaign contributions.

And the Corporados spoke among themselves, saying one to another:

It contains that which aids plant growth and therefore must also aid growth of corporate wealth (and the Economy)

And corporate wealth is what life is all about.

And the Corporados went unto the Donald and sayeth to him: This new Plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of the country.

Down on their knees, of course for the entire 20 second briefing.

And the Donald looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good.


And the Plan became policy.


And this is how “Shit Happens