Drew Rodgers

I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.

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Score one for me

Published on Saturday 29. July 2017

On April 3 in my blog “Surprised?,” I predicted that Reince Priebus would be the first member of the White House staff to be fired. And yesterday, it happened. I also said that this was a sign that the ship was going down. One of my next blogs will be “Score Two for Me” when the ship goes down. If there is any doubt, just listen to Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci’s, description of Steven Bannon:“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.” Talk about a White House in the process of imploding! Stay tuned.

It’s now August 18th and Steve Bannnon is on the way out and the implosion continues. With so many people (rodent?) leaving the ship, and they only do that when it is about to sink, how long can it stay afloat?
How about a contest where you send in your guess for the date of the total implosion of the Trump administration? Send it to drew.rodgers43@gmail.com

Political Blues

Published on Tuesday 23. May 2017

I have recorded  political blues which literally speak for themselves.

Trump Train Blues

Medicaid Blues

Rat’s Ass Blues-mp3

Surprised?

Published on Monday 3. April 2017

If anyone is surprised at the chaos and conflicts in Washington, you simply did not read the tea leaves. With a president who is thin-skinned, vindictive, authoritarian and detached from reality (3 million illegal votes for Hillary and wire tapping), then who’s surprised. What might be a bit more surprising is the polarization in the Republican party. What they did to the Democrats for six years, they are now doing to themselves. Can we expect four more years of gridlock? But the biggest story is yet to unfold. Will Russiagate be a replay of Watergate. When heads start rolling, and Reince Priebus’s one might be the first one (remember John Dean?) then the ship may be going down. Stay tuned.

A Respite in Difficult Times

Published on Saturday 14. January 2017

I have been blogging a lot recently due to recent events. It can get a bit heavy so I thought maybe a respite is due. You can scroll down to “The Spirit” and other music. My latino friends say that especially the soundcloud numbers give them “feliz” and maybe they will do the same for you. My novel, “John, Waldo and Henrietta” may not have exactly the same impact, but people who have read it say that it made them think about ideas that they hadn’t considered before. Enjoy.

Trump’s Strategy

Published on Wednesday 11. January 2017

Trump’s strategy is similar to that of cult leaders and leaders of police states.  First he discredits institutions such as the press and the political process and politicians, thus encouraging people to disbelieve everything that is said that does not correspond to his vision. The press in his words are “skum” and Washington politicians are “incompetent.” In doing so he creates a wall between  other people’s vision and ability to run the country and his vision and ability . Once he has isolated his followers  by building this wall, he can then feed them with conspiracy theories and lies to keep them in his fold. He then fires off tweets from behind the barrier attacking the world beyond his barrier to insure that his followers remain isolated and in his fold. The danger is that this wall not only  isolates his followers from reality, but also Trump himself which makes him incapable of dealing with reality. One can draw a parallel to Hitler at the end of WWII where he ran the country into the ground from his bunker. One does not need a physical bunker to run the country down when one has a mental bunker. When we know what Trump’s strategy is, the  question remains,  what is his goal with this strategy?