Cottage Industry

I came up with an idea I’m calling the Cottage Industry Award. It should not need explanation. But the foremost awardee of all time would have to be Donald J. Trump.

We know all his branding work. That’s one thing. However, since he ran for and got elected president, he has amassed the largest cottage industry in the country. That’s no joke.

Think of all the books written about him, positive and negative. Think of all the commentary. Think of all the people who have made millions on the subject of Donald Trump. I’m sure this in not lost on the Donald. It seems a lot of people have been benefiting and feathering their nests off him. Eat your hearts out.

It really is a phenomena worthy of an award. Yes, the cottage industry award. I challenge anyone to outdo the size of the Donald Trump cottage industry. Whether you like him or not, you have to hand it to him. A lot of politicians only wish they had that capacity to inspire and fuel an entire industry — which will probably go on long into the future.

I mean it is way past Hillary or other notable people. Everyone within 100 feet of Trump now thinks he or she has a memoir or book. The impeachers will probably be next to cash in. And the word is that Bolton’s book deal was over 7 figures.

Can you deny the cottage industry? Now motive and objective is another matter.

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Best and worst and time

One of the most famous of all quotes is the opening of Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two cities”.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

No, I’m no literary critic. But this sure makes me think of today and, you guessed it, Obama. He was the worst and the best — if you listen to the lamestream media and the left. We all know he is not the best, not even close. And these are by no means the best of times. But one doesn’t have to look too hard to think of the worst. “All around”, says the voice in my head… “everywhere”.

Note, maybe Just Gene will elaborate on that quote, since he’s reminded me of it several times.

Wiki says this:

The whole first paragraph is made up entirely of contrasting pairs like that one describing the era in which the novel is set (The French Revolution.) The fact that they are pairs is especially important, as “pairs” is one of the major motifs of the novel–things come in twos left and right throughout the story (A Tale of Two Cities, for example.)