Trumped Again

I wrote way back in 2004 about Donald Trump and how poor I thought his business acumen was. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for so long, but here it is 2009 and today, he did it again. Yeah, no joke. How the hell can you bankrupt a casino empire twice.

I would encourage you to look at my old blog entries (click the “casino” label to see all of my posts about them). The one thing I can tell you is that all well-run casinos make money. Lots and lots and lots of money. And Mr. Trump has managed to run his into the ground three times now. Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you’re smart. I think Trump’s bamboozled people for a long time — he should stick to the ever-awful Apprentice.

Anyway, in other news Disney has re-done the venerable It’s a Small World* and added lots of Disney characters to it. People are in an uproar, but I don’t see why. Sure it was a pure ride, one of the last, but you knew it was going to happen.

It’s Disney’s legacy and they’re prostituting it. But it’s not as bad as what Yormark has done with the Panthers. It could be worse. Honestly it doesn’t bother me as much. Though some of the placements are a bit odd: Donald Duck in Mexico (I get the movie reference, but he isn’t Mexican). Lilo and Stitch are Hawaiian, yet they appear in the Polynesia segment: just wrong there.

I probably have shout-outs but I’m not making any. Though I probably should torment my mother a little about her birthday trip which is just 18 days away and she has no idea where we’re going. I was going to drop a hint to confuse her like: we’ll be Russian around. But that is mean and nearly as misleading as it is helpful. And then she’ll kill me.

*The song just popped in your head, didn’t it?

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