‘Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Power Ballad

This would be a song like Elton John’s Someone Saved My Life Tonight. That’s the vision, at least.

Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or peform

the time has come to admit the truth
the painful kind I’m afraid
the type you don’t want to admit to yourself
the leader of my nation is scary
he has ruined the office for the time being

we’re all going to have address our fears
things have gotten so bad, so very bad
it doesn’t seem as though things will return to normal
anytime soon the way things are going
don’t leave me alone with Trump
don’t leave me alone with Trump
don’t leave me alone with Trump

the women have come out of the woodwork
like clockwork it seems they tell the same story
a story that would leave anyone distressed
Trump wants to get under their clothes
do to them God only knows
so let me plea to you once again
whatever you do don’t let me suffer
don’t leave me alone with Trump
don’t leave me alone with Trump
don’t leave me alone with Trump

Late Night Mulling Over A “Twitter Killer” #Startup

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I still think the time is ripe for a “Twitter Killer” startup that also served the center-Left community. I say this because a lot of content providers, celebrities and thought leaders are unhappy with Twitter’s abuse problem and difficulty of use. At the same time, those people are also opposed to the Trump Administration. So, it makes a lot of sense for a new service to accommodate the two groups from the ground up.

Two things have been lost since the 1990s — “chat rooms” and “discussion boards.” So, why not design a service from the ground up that updated and combined those two services in an intuitive manner while also leaning heavily on video chat.

It makes a lot of sense, in my opinion. Of course, this is the point where you ask if I think it’s such a great idea, why don’t I do it myself? Well, I don’t see that as my purpose. My purpose would be to help organize it and promote it.

But, who are we kidding, it’s not like this is actually going to happen. The only way I could see it maybe happening is if Trump fires Bob Mueller and there’s a groundswell of people who want to protest on a regular basis.

Talk To Me Internet: #TrumpRussia #Resist #CarterPage #DPRK

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Talk to Me Internet
In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about #TrumpRussia, the #DPRK #NorthKorea, #Trump’s trip to #Seoul, #SouthKorea as well as the recent #election2017. We talk a lot about #CarterPage and his relation to the Trump Campaign.

This Charlie Sheen Charge…HOLY SHIT

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

There is a report floating around that Charlie Sheen allegedly raped the late Cory Haim when he was a kid. This blows my mind. Totally. But given where the report is coming from — the National Enquirer — it could be total bullshit.

But who knows. It’s something to at least look into. It’s pretty bonkers, one way or another. And, yet, given how bonkers Charlie Sheen is in general I guess I shouldn’t be all that shocked.

How To Kill Twitter & Bring Down Trump #Startup #Resist

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

It goes without saying that a lot of people are unhappy with both Twitter and Trump. It seems pretty obvious as well that if you did a venn diagram of these two groups the overlap would be the core of a new social media service designed to not only kill Twitter, but bring down Trump.

So, even though I have no money, can’t code and don’t want to learn, here’s how I feel you could accomplish these two goals in tandem.

First, you designed a service from the ground up specifically meant to have a robust on-boarding system as well as one that once and for all fixed the problem of the online harassment associated with bots and trolls. It would likely be popular almost instantly. That is the crux of the weakness with Twitter. Twitter is dead in the water in some respects and it wouldn’t take that much to kill it if you simply addressed the major problems with Twitter in an intuitive, effective manner.

An unintended consequences of all of this is a lot of celebrities, though leaders and content providers who are extremely unhappy with Twitter would flock to a service that gave them a better experience from the get-go. They, in turn, would bring with them a lot followers who simply wanted the opportunity to engage them like they currently do on Twitter.

Meanwhile, a lot of people know that should Trump finally do the unconscionable and fire Bob Mueller, that they’re going to want to take to the streets. But the United States isn’t South Korea. If you wanted to bring down Trump through people power, it would be a complex, national affair. You’d have to keep the protests legal and regular for no other reason than if you just protested without the proper permits, etc., you’d just get arrested.

Bringing down a president with people power in the States would be require the single greatest popular unrest the country has ever seen. It’s the kind of thing social media was designed for, but never, to date, used to do so in a developed country. So, I believe, you’d need a whole new service designed to specifically facilitate massive, regular nationwide protests if you wanted to bring down Trump.

Put these two concepts together in a social media startup, and I think it would be pretty effective. It would serve as the core of a Twitter killer that would blow up pretty quickly.

The question, of course, is how to actually do it. Probably crowdfunding it our best bet. So, it’s likely that we’d have to wait for Trump to fire Mueller before all the pieces fell into place. I just can’t see an angel investor being willing to shell out the money needed to design such a service. But if Trump finally swerved into a full blown autocrat, I think Americans wouldn’t stand for it. America isn’t Turkey, for Christ’s sake.

One feature I think a lot of content providers would like in my vision of this is that Verified account holders would have more power than the average user. I think if you gave specific power to Verified account holders, they would feel they were stakeholders in the service and their engagement would be higher.

As I have said before, I think you should divide the service into Groups that are divided into threaded Discussions. There would also be a strong video element to the service, whereby you’d be able to have four-way video chat with people in the context of a threaded discussion. This doesn’t even begin to address the features you’d need to facilitate people organizing mass protests.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer, photographer and daydreamer living in Richmond, Va. You can contact him via email at migukin (at) gmail.com.

Mulling A “Twitter Killer” Designed To Facilitate Protests Against Trump

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I keep talking about this for no other reason than it’s fun and I like to daydream. But it seems the time is ripe for a “Twitter Killer” as well as a service designed from the ground up to aid and abet massive regular protests against Trump.

If you put the two concepts together, that would be the core of a new successful social media platform in my opinion. On one hand, a lot of center-Left celebrities and content providers would flock to a new service they felt worked harder to mitigate trolls and bots and those same people would be interested in a service designed to help bring down Trump from a strategic standpoint.

But, like I said, I just like to daydream. Because I have no money, can’t code and don’t want to learn this will never come to be. Below, I talk about this concept some more.

What’s The Craic? #TrumpRussia #Election2017 #Podcast

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

What’s the Craic?
Today we talked about it being #Election2017 in the States, #CarterPage, #TrumpRussia and Wilber Ross. We also talked about Harvey Weinstein and #Hollywood. Please be sure to like our page, follow us and share this video as much as possible.

A New Social Media #Startup Is Needed To Bring Down Trump’s Administration

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Again let me stress that I’m a daydreamer. I just like to talk out loud about things and see if I can get any response. So, take that into consideration as you read this.

Anyway, it seems as though right now all the major social media niches are filled. Reddit, Twitter and Facebook all fill a niche and so there’s not much point in designing a news social media platform that challenges any of them. Having said that, I would note that there a lot of people — many of them content providers — who are fed up with Twitter. These very same people are also ardently against Trump’s policies.

So, it makes a lot of sense if you designed a service that was initially designed to help people organize protests against Trump’s Administration, but later could be repurposed to go after Reddit or Twitter, maybe even Facebook down the road.

I have given this concept a lot — a lot — of thought. It seems to me you would need to lean on video conferencing a lot as well as text chat. I would suggest something like this:

The service would be divided into Groups that were only created by Verified account holders. Those groups would be subdivided into Discussions that would be live text chat and threaded discussions. So, you would go into a Group called, say, “D.C. Protest May 2018” and you’d first see text chat on the right third of the screen. You’d have a text chat with someone then have the option of starting a video chat with them that would be done into conjunction with a threaded discussion based on a post.

You would have a brief video chat of up to four people, then once it was done, you could write a blog post beneath it. Now, you would have to figure out how to implement the text feature with threaded discussion. That particular issue might need some additional thought, but I have the general concept down.

Anyway, you would also have any number of features that would aid in organizing a protest in your city. You’d start off with the major urban areas, then roll that aspect of the service out to additional areas as needed. This concept is really powerful and important because we’re in dire times that are only going to get worse, I’m afraid.

As an aside, the Right has their own service, called Gab. It’s batshit insane and maybe we need a counterpart to Gab that was significantly more mainstream and devote to a more Twitter experience than Gab, which is a Facebook clone. It’s all just something to think about at this point.

People Power: End Trump’s Administration With A New Social Media Platform

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Now, let me get some things out of the way. I like to daydream. A lot. A whole lot. I like to daydream in a pure, impractical manner. Also, I have no money, can’t code and don’t really see it as my “function” in life. Having said all that, let me again say that we need a new social media platform designed specifically to aid in protests against Donald Trump.

I think we we should design a platform from the ground up that would be designed to specifically to make it easier for people to engage in massive protests across the country with the aim of bringing down Trump. Later, after you were successful, you could flip the switch and turn the service into at least a Reddit Killer and maybe even a Twitter Killer.

One reason we need to do this is we are lurching towards of codification of Trumpism at the state level, so it may grow ever more difficult for us to bring down the Trump Administration at all. If you’re all that interested in learning more about this contact me on Twitter and I’ll write more posts about this.

In my imagination, you could probably crowdfund this concept and then move from there. But maybe Trump has to do something really bad, like fire Bob Mueller before there will be any interest in this concept. But it’s something to think about. Something big needs to be done on a concerted level to bring down Trump.

I have explain at length on my Instagram account the specs for this concept. The account is under my name.

Anyway, it’s something to think about.

‘Nightmare’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Power Ballad

This is a political homage to Pearl Jam’s “Black.” This is about the election of Donald Trump as president.

Nightmare
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the night creeped forward
we had no idea what to expect
but the Comey letter had its affect
not we’re dealing with a dream
a nightmare really
that’s lasted for months now
when will it end
when will it end

we’re going to wake up one day
we all know it’s true
our love for country is too strong
this can’t go on forever
we can only hope that something will change
sooner rather than later

when will we wake up from this nightmare
that’s what I ask
when will we wake up from this nightmare
I gasp
when will we wake up from this nightmare
that’s what I ask
when will we wake up from this nightmare
I gasp

there doesn’t seem to be any hope now
the walls are closing in
closing in, closing in
but we can only hope for a change
Mueller’s team is on the case
when will they arrive
I scream into the night

the darkness of this nightmare
seems forever
seems like it won’t ever break
seems like the day will never come
but we have to believe it will

when will we wake up from this nightmare
that’s what I ask
when will we wake up from this nightmare
I gasp
when will we wake up from this nightmare
that’s what I ask
when will we wake up from this nightmare
I gasp

[bridge]
what happens next
is anyone’s guess
what if we learn the truth
and we just shrug
what will happen then
is there any hope?

we have to be strong
we have to believe
that there’s a chance
a chance in three
that Lady Liberty will rise again
rise again and be free