The End Of The American Constitutional Republic — An Electoral College Nightmare

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The fatal flaw in our existing system is there are physical human beings — 538 of them — who vote for president as the Electoral College. Given that Nancy Pelosi refuses to impeach Trump on moral grounds, if nothing else, what’s to stop Trump from using his dark money buddies to bribe enough electors to give him the presidency, even if he’s not on the ballet? In other words, what if the Electoral College votes for you to be president and you’re not eligible anymore?

Who’s to say you can’t be president, especially if you have FOX News and a dozens of insane assholes who don’t give a shit about anything but absolute power and “liberal tears?”

Once Trump — or whomever — was president at that point, they could as long as they were extreme Right nutjobs — sitback and control the Executive Branch for as long as they like. The military might be upset, but Turkey proves even that isn’t effective.

I think this scenario is the one that will happen, probably in 2020, or no later than 2024 when Trump simply refuses to leave office after the a bribed Electoral College votes for him en masse.

V-Log: Why The Electoral College Will Bring America Down In The End (Or At Least Bring About An ‘Elected’ Dictatorship)

Some thoughts.

V-Log: The State Of The #Novel I’m Developing & #Writing As Of June 16th, 2019

Some thoughts.

Writing A Novel Is A Huge Amount of Work

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Writing a novel is so much work, especially when you’re doing your development in a very fluid manner like I am. I still haven’t gotten my names locked down.

But I am pleased with the overall conceit of the novel. It’s strong and at this point I think it’s going to boil down more to if I can strike at just the right moment culturally and also, well, my writing ability.

I really want to try to sell this novel in about a year. But that might be pushing it. I want this to be a breach read in 2020. It want it to be an accessible, thought provoking political thriller that you can also read over a long weekend and enjoy simply as a thriller.

If you get the deeper meaning, that’s great.

I will be content if I can get just maybe six people who think I suck as a writer to enjoy the novel and recommend it to a friend. That would be pretty sweet. I do, however, want to at least attempt to publish it through a traditional publishing house.

But if that doesn’t work, I’m going to be one of those lame, dumb indy authors who beg you to buy their book on Twitter. I find that currently to be a fate worst than death, but I would like SOMEONE to read this thing I’ve put so much work into.

I have, however, not even seriously begun the first draft, so I still have a lot of time ahead of me before that happens. If all else fails, I’ll simply use all this work as leverage to write a screenplay or another novel a lot — a lot — faster.

Now Working On The Novel’s ‘Bible’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’m now working on the document that will be what I use to actually write the first draft of the novel itself. I’m giving myself until July 4th to finish it. Or, put it another way, whatever I have at that point, I’m running with.

I’m trying to give myself a page a scene, or about 200 pages. And I’m trying to do in a way whereby I can essentially scan the text and get as much information as possible. This comes after I’ve finished a scene summary, which has helped a lot.

It took a long, long time — several months — to get to this point. But now things should move a lot quicker. I should be able to wrap the bible up by my deadline and work seriously towards wrapping up a first draft — that only I will read — within about three months.

After that, I will take about a month break, as is suggested.

Then I will turn around and do it all over again. Though, I suspect the things will go much, much faster. I’m shooting for a Summer 2020 publishing date, though I have a hunch for various reasons, it may be more like Summer 2021.

I just don’t know, though. I just don’t know.

I’m moving as fast as I can. Overall, it feels great. I’m really pleased with what I’ve managed to come up with so far. It’s a really interesting little political fairytale.

Wish me luck.

V-Log: Novel Notes For June 9th, 2019 — Hit A Scene Summary Milestone, Of Sorts. Maybe

Some thoughts.

V-Log: Novel Notes For June 8th, 2019 — Development Is Going Well (So Far)

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.

‘Leaving Manhattan’ — #Lyrics To A #Pop #Rock Song

Leaving Manhattan
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you produce or perform

Everyday is like the last
Think it’s going to be a gas
When you leave Manhattan at last
But we all know, you’re never going to go
No matter how many times you say in a row
That it’s your fate, don’t you know

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Just another whiff
Of your cigarette
And the people around you will complain
Tell you to hop that train
But you know it’s just all very lame

In the end you’ll be in the Midwest
Remembering what you lost
All the coffeeshops where you were the boss
But no one will remember in the end
How you never left Manhattan
No matter the cost

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

(bridge)
You’ll stay forever that’s for sure
They’ll name a street after you
Or maybe a chair at your favorite bar
You won’t go far
Especially not midtown
That would leave a scar

But you’re ready for flight
If even for upstate
Anything at this point
To lift the weight

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Jack Black — #Lyrics To A #Punk Song.

Jack Black
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you produce or perform

Sometimes it’s jack and sometimes it’s black
But in the end we all know it’s whack
If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

Girls come and go
Some are hot and some are not
They can be good in bed or not
But all I know is I want you
If you leave it will be black as night
Jackshit is to much for me to bear

I’m ready for you to be mine one way or another
You’re going to to love me I know for sure
If you don’t then I am unaware
If the end of this will be all that fair

If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

(bridge)
No need for this bridge to exist
Jane or June is just as fine
But you’re not telling me the truth I can tell
Let me tell you what I know
You’re just as fun, just as fun, just as fun

When are we going to straighten things out
So I won’t have to scream and shout
All I need is just a taste of your love
To know if you’re going to be the one for me
Otherwise, I’ll just scream

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black

‘Baby Making Music’ — #Lyrics To An Ode To Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Romance

Baby Making Music
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you produce or perform

We all see you two
Doing your thing
In public with no shame
Now you both broke up
With your boo
What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

I don’t care
If if it’s Marvin or Luthor or Prince
We all know what’s on your mind
You need to stop your frontin
And start with your groovin

What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

(bridge)
We all know you will deny
That you both sigh with the other around
But we’re not dumb
You’re in love it’s true
So make a baby, won’t you

In the end a baby needs to be made
So we can all go back to your bread
And curse it as we always do

But for you not to link eyes and turn down the shades
Is to deny what we all know is true
You want to knock it in the night
With only the mood as a witness