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Monday, January 23, 2017

Life is Beautiful

 Life is Beautiful

The power of nature never ceases to amaze me except when it’s disgusting like today when I saw a seagull swoop down on the street and fly away with a rat that had been squashed by a car.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Gala of the Century!

(This was something that I posted on Facebook)

(CNN) - Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and Lee Greenwood will headline a concert for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, his inaugural committee announced. Earlier in the evening there will be a magic show, a juggler will perform, and there will be balloon animals for the kids. Admission price is $599.99 and includes a “Make America Great Again” ball cap. Proof of citizenship is required.

How about a mariachi band made up of Trump impersonators? Somebody must have thought that up already, right? Just the thought makes me happy. It's like the Tuesday night line-up at a Holiday Inn somewhere in rural Alabama or the grand opening of a Taco Bell. I wonder if Lee is going to sing “I’m Proud to be an American.” I was going to google 3 Doors Down then thought to myself, “Why the fuck would you do that?”

They are rolling out some real titans of the entertainment industry for the Inauguration Day on Friday. I can’t make it because I’ll be busy digging a bomb shelter and stocking up on canned goods. What’s your excuse?

NOTICE! Please don’t tell me to “get over it and move on” or “just give Trump a chance” or tell me that I should respect the office of POTUS. First of all, I’m not one of these “not my president” types. And fuck you, give Trump a chance. The very first thing on his agenda is to deny health care—once again—to 18 million Americans just because they want to do everything possible to destroy Obama’s legacy. Don’t give me any bullshit like we can’t afford it because these same folks didn’t say a word when we were blowing up Iraq and building Pizza Huts there for America soldiers presumably in for the very long haul. Lastly, I won’t be lectured on respecting the office of  POTUS from a guy who seems to be using it to further his shady businesses.

Please don’t confuse your right to free expression with me not giving a shit about your stupid and mostly misinformed views.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Make America Sane Again, Please! Quickly!

“What? Not another insulting piece about President-elect Trump®! Why don’t you at least give him a chance before you criticize him?” OK, as soon as he stops being a maniac I’ll stop but his press conference on Wednesday displayed just what this guy is made of: bile, insults, childishness, and stupidity.

If Trump loses his mind over chicken shit like a bad review of his restaurant just think what will happen when he is pilloried in the press every day for his shit policies. He will go from being the most known man on the planet to the most hated in a couple of months. He’s going to spend every waking hour tweeting insults to his enemies who will rank in the tens of millions. The European press is already horrified by the mere thought of him being in charge so I can only imagine that the tone among journalists here will soon reach new levels of vitriol.

As Trump® is about to get flayed allow me to borrow a line from Jack Reacher, “Remember. You wanted this.” Although this may not be entirely accurate because I truly think that the man didn’t really want to become president. He just wanted to sort of playact the part, like a role on a TV program.

How will this all end? Not well, I’m quite sure of that. Bill Maher hit the nail on the head when he quipped that Trump® has the impulse control of a grease fire. I can’t see him improving in this area anytime soon and he certainly isn’t going to get any smarter, not in this lifetime. Stupid, poorly informed or misinformed, and as petulant as you would expect any hyper-rich 11 year old child to be, these are not traits that make for a good leader of any country. I would feel uncomfortable seeing him as the president of El Salvador.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Signs that Maybe You're Having a Problem with Trump

Les jeux sont fait, mes amis. It’s over, folks. Trump will be taking his first dump at the White House on January 20, 2017 whether you and I like it or not. So please stop with the “Not My President” bullshit and find some other form of opposition. Whether you have resigned yourself to this fact or not you may be suffering some side-effects. Here are just a few of the symptoms people are reporting as Inauguration Day draws near.

1.    You purchased a new office chair that allows you to work in the fetal position.

2.    News reports of miserable refugees fleeing hell holes in the Middle East and Africa make you sigh with envy.

3.    You have almost convinced yourself that perhaps George W. Bush wasn’t so bad after all.

4.    You have almost convinced yourself that perhaps Benito Mussolini wasn’t so bad after all.

5.    You find yourself buying more and more nonperishable food items and storing them in the basement—and you didn’t have a basement before the election so you dug one.

6.    As you drink more and more you have run out of projects for the wine corks you have saved since the election so you built the USA/Mexico wall with them.

7.    You are still clinging to the hope that this is all some reality TV hoax and that Obama will come on the air and tell us that he was just fucking with us.