Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Melbourne, Florida, Trump

This is the site of Trump's first speech following the first debate with H. Clinton in which Lester Holt queried Trump on all the picayune contrived issues deemed of vital importance to Democrat operatives repeated verbatim by their millions of parrots, but important to nobody else, and not any such questions to Hillary, leaving open the much more important deadly serious issues bearing on constitutional legality hanging over the Clinton campaign exceedingly worthy of interrogation, and with silly and quite stupid followup questions to Trump but none at all to Hillary Clinton causing observers to conclude that Holt has firstly learned the lesson that leftist American journalists delivered to Matt Lauer following the Commander in Chief forum, and secondly that Holt used the debate to audition for Hillary Clinton's press secretary, presuming their corrupted efforts prevail at dragging her sorry sick ass to victory.

I've heard of Melbourne Australia but I've never heard Melbourne Florida. When I look it up, boom, there's Trump at the top of results presently. Where is Melbourne in Florida, anyway?
That sure does look like an interesting place to live. 

How about let's take a moment to learn a little about this place? The airport is right there. That's where Trump's rally must have been. I bet. The city is behind the breaker and a lot of people are living right on it in the danger zone. That must be an awesome beach. 


... a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,068. The municipal area is the second largest by size and by population in the county. Melbourne is a principal city of the Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1969 the city was expanded by merging with nearby Eau Gallie.

Wow, a lot of people. Wikipedia shows this downtown picture.
Lovely looking place. 

There's more.

Evidence for the presence of Paleo-Indians in the Melbourne area during the late Pleistocene epoch was uncovered during the 1920s. C. P. Singleton, a Harvard University zoologist, discovered the bones of a mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) on his property along Crane Creek, 1.5 miles from Melbourne, and brought in Amherst College paleontologist Frederick B. Loomis to excavate the skeleton. Loomis found a second elephant, with a "large rough flint instrument" among fragments of the elephant's ribs. Loomis found in the same stratum mammoth, mastodon, horse, ground sloth, tapir, peccary, camel, and saber-tooth cat bones, all extinct in Florida since the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 years ago. At a nearby site a human rib and charcoal were found in association with Mylodon, Megalonyx, and Chlamytherium (ground sloth) teeth. A finely worked spear point found with these items may have been displaced from a later stratum. In 1925 attention shifted to the Melbourne golf course. A crushed human skull with finger, arm, and leg bones was found in association with a horse tooth. A piece of ivory that appeared to have been modified by humans was found at the bottom of the stratum containing bones. Other finds included a spear point near a mastodon bone and a turtle-back scraper and blade found with bear, camel, mastodon, horse, and tapir bones. Similar human remains, Pleistocene animals and Paleo-Indian artifacts were found in Vero Beach, 30 miles south of Melbourne, and similar Paleo-Indian artifacts were found at Lake Helen Blazes, 10 miles southwest of Melbourne.


After the Civil War, pioneer families arrived, and Melbourne was founded in 1867 by former slaves.

Wow. Such humble beginnings. They've done very well. 

Wikipedia has a lot more.

Back to present day and to Trump's rally, the official video is here. The video is two hours long. The first part is all the local speakers blah blah blahing away taking advantage of the crowd that Trump attracts, then it shifts to Trump's own private jet plane and when the stairs are rolled out and Trump descends the stairs and walks in front of one of the jet's turbines larger than himself marked with overlapping RR, you think, man oh man, he actually owns that thing and not just borrows a jet from wealthy friends like Hillary Clinton does, or fly all over the place crisscrossing the globe then brag about how many air miles she puts on as if that alone is accomplishment, succeeding in disaster after disaster in series all across the globe and on the taxpayer's dime and then claim that as worthwhile experience and expect that to enhance her image as stateswoman. It doesn't. Rather, it enhances her image as conceited waster of time, effort, words, and your money and on a colossal scale. Such presumptuousness is simply astounding.

Trump's speech is his standard with the addition of faint mentions of the debate, other than that, nothing new. Not recommended.

But this much shorter video is worth seeing, even in part. The crowd is gathered in one of the airport's hangars. Just visually, it shows the movement that Trump has created, the shift in political thinking racing across the United States that's derided as reality show celebrity-ism, but is actually much more than that. Make of this what you will. 


edutcher said...

It is interesting to note Hillary whined yesterday, "He made it very clear that he didn't prepare".

So who do we think Frumpty thinks won?

ricpic said...

I had a great meal once in Cocoa Beach. Other than that I got nothin'.

Patrick said...

Fiberboard that Trump has turned everything else upside down thus cycle, I do wonder if these crowds will make more of a difference than they have in the past. Last time, I was all too willing to believe that Romney's larger crowds meant more than they did. I wonder now if this will make up for Trump's lack of low level organization. Who knows? The only thing that is clear is that the experts don't realize that they don't know any more than the rest of us, and have no clue why Trump is where he is.

Sixty Grit said...

I have been to Melbourne - had a customer there. Turns out one of my former coworkers was working at that very site, too. She had done well - married a guy with an airplane, she was driving a Mercedes 2 seater, and there you go - my trip to Melbourne in a nutshell.

Lake Helen Blazes - good one!

Christy said...

Also home to the Florida Institute of Technology, where I had a wonderful time at nerd camp (Junior Engineer and Scientist Summer Institute) in '69. Lots of NASA types on the faculty. Beautiful campus, wonderful weather. Might have changed over the last half century, though.