No Comeuppance invites the Comeback

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It’s now going on forty-eight hours since domestic terrorists attacked my homeland’s capital city; since subversive rampaging assailants targeted a lifelong loved one of mine, namely, Lady Liberty. So, please bear with me if my overwrought feelings of heartache and righteous indignation impair my ability to adequately express myself.

While many of us have been down this road before; most notably during / following the 9/11 attacks and the Martin Luther King and Kennedy assassinations, take it from me, such experiences do little to make coping with this past Wednesday’s revolt any easier.

Even though no PhD’s in Psychiatry and Poli-Sci had been prerequisite for any thinking person to sense the pointless, needless, worthless, four-year-long, undercurrent of Trumpian tensions (all of which had sparked the DC siege), Wednesday’s insurrection had still been shocking / horrifying (and still is). I mean…

Here we had the (in title only) President of the United States of America, no less, utilizing / exploiting / bastardizing his bully pulpit; barking out his marching orders to trigger an assault against the United States of America, no less!

We then witnessed legions of HIS marauding domestic terrorists, cultists all, unconditionally and meticulously dotting every “i” / crossing every “t” of HIS dictates; committing unforgivable, heinous, seditious acts on HIS behalf!

What a crying shame that NEITHER the subversive leader NOR the misled have even the slightest inkling re what America is truly all about; what honest to God patriotism involves. Alas, long sigh, that’s to be expected when each of them has rocks within the cranium and a stone beneath the sternum.

If justice can still prevail, We the People must hold all of these insurrectionists accountable for their attempted coup d’état; punish each and every last damned one of these bastards, to the fullest extent allowed by law; inclusive of the 140 U.S. House Representatives, 12 U.S. Senators and the 1 (and thank God only) Donald J. Trump.

Re that last on the list entity, he must be removed from office, via either the 25th Amendment Section 4 or by Impeachment / Conviction.

As for Trump’s legislative branch co-conspirators, in particular, they, too, must be totally stripped of their power (whilst due process is doing its thing). And, as soon as guilty verdicts are handed down, their punishment should be inclusive of being forever banned from holding / seeking elective office.

Forgiving and forgetting is NOT an option! No comeuppance could only invite a comeback.

About the only good that has come out of this past Wednesday’s failed coup has been twofold:

The heightened awareness of our undying love for America!
The reminder that we must never, again, let down our guard!

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Coup Collusion?

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How could it possibly be that, yesterday, militarized United States Capitol Police officers had underestimated bully Donald J. Trump; i.e., downplayed the soft on terrorism fake prez’s ability to radicalize and mobilize his private army of domestic terrorists? You know, to the point where they wound up storming, invading, occupying and trashing the Capitol Building.

Mind you, what follows is pure conjecture, but, the theory could hold water considering how, prior to all hell breaking loose, these cops had been hobnobbing with these very insurrectionists [Watch Video / Read More]

Might it be that, not unlike many other militarized police departments, nationwide, this could’ve all distilled down to political allegiance; namely, these cops being diehard Trumpers who deem Donny to be their savior; you know, Da Man who would make damned sure that NO police department ever gets de-funded?

Reminder I: De-funding, generally speaking, is more akin to diverting funds to payroll new-hire shrinks; the professionals who are better suited to deal with suspects experiencing emotional episodes / mental meltdowns. Hmm, one would think cops would rather deal, exclusively, with the criminal element.

To be sure, Donny doth fancy himself the Dictator lording over a brutal Police State; one where power-tripping cops are allowed… strike that… are highly encouraged to indiscriminately crack open skulls (with impunity). No doubt about it, at the very least, such a scenario would certainly afford bloodthirsty cops job security; not to mention sate any unfulfilled sadistic tendencies.

If so, this would mean that, yesterday, the Captiol Police had intentionally stepped aside to grant Trump’s terrorists inside access; i.e., in the “hopes” that Trump’s troops would muck up the counting of Electoral Votes; so much so that, officially speaking, Joe Biden’s victory would not be a done deal.

Additionally, IF such violence, death and destruction escalated, perhaps even nationwide, then Trump could easily justify declaring Martial Law and, voilà, his overthrow of America would be a done deal.

Reminder II: Fortunately, not all cops are that self-serving / corrupt.

Reminder III: Aside from the story’s facts, the rest is pure conjecture.

Reminder IV:

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TRUE Blue v MAGA Red

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The true blue, who true love U.S., can attest
With sacrosanct human rights we’re, indeed, blest
Free speech and press, faith and peaceful protest
Liberty, fair play, The Dream, too, reach crest!

So, why do fools love goldbrick kings, second best?
To humorless birdbrains exclaim, “Be our guest!”
Fall hook, line and sinker for carrot-orange pest
Who infests his twenty-four karat gold nest!

That head case, head MAGA-man, manifest
Tweets, bleats, shits out each dictate / request
And once his red MAGA mad hatters ingest
U.S. they’ll bulldoze, burn down and molest!

Puppeteer / puppets both should face inquest
Their D.C. attack wasn’t legit unrest
Should Feds fail to show keen interest
Let’s opt for a citizen’s arrest!

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“Forever in our hearts, always our inspiration.”

Last evening, Alex Trebek’s five, yet to be shown, final Jeopardy! episodes, taped mere days prior to his demise, began playing out. This transcendental episode (originally slated to air on December 21, 2020) began with his opening, impromptu, soul searching, holiday message:

“You’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives. Now, today, a different kind of message. This is the season of giving. I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones. But today, I’d like you to go one step further. I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your hearts to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19. People who are suffering through no fault of their own. We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society and if we all pitch in, just a little bit, we’re gonna get there.” [Watch Clip/Read More]

Alex Trebek • Air Date: January 4, 2021

If humanity is paying attention, such much needed wisdom will resonate and endure long after Alex’s final Final Jeopardy!, come Friday.

By next Monday, a series of select host candidates will begin auditioning to determine who, amongst the 7.8 billion of us, might come close to filling Trebek’s size infinity shoes.

Let’s hope that his successor will know, instinctively, that Alex is irreplaceable; may sense a momentary “blinding” by the aura / afterimage of his brilliance; perhaps even feel somewhat haunted by him while making each entrance onto the Jeopardy! stage.

Should the eventual new host be lacking such qualities, it’d be fair to suspect that (s)he has been miscast. And, so long as I’m hinting at this, anyway, let me add that the time is ripe for a game show, of this stature, to break the glass ceiling; namely, the Sony Pictures Television production company execs should select a savvy, suave woman to preside over the game.

Returning, now, to the rolling of last night’s closing credits…

For a fleeting moment, I had this wild notion; how great it’d be to rebroadcast the entire 36+ year run of Trebek’s Jeopardy!; perhaps, as an alternative to Pat Sajak’s / Vanna White’s Wheel of Fortune, which on most network schedules, precedes Jeopardy!

I’ve always found playing along with W of F’s contestants far less challenging and educational. Hey, don’t brand me an intellectual snob; my educational background, would rarely, if ever, crown me the Jeopardy! champion. Anyway, that’s not my point.

What is relevant, here, is that each episode of Jeopardy! serves as a teaching moment; can function as motivation for us to discover more about the world we don’t know. After all, we don’t stop learning until the day each of us takes our final breath. And for all we know, it may not end even then!

Of course, my aforementioned wish for that Trebek replay must remain just that. After all, the new host must be afforded the unencumbered opportunity to build upon Alex’s rock solid foundation. Most assuredly, he would’ve wanted it that way!

And that said, the show’s closing credits will sum up everything even better than I; namely, via their dedication to Alex Trebek:

“Forever in our hearts, always our inspiration.”

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Nearly as Loose as Mother Goose?

Preface: Based on a popular English language Nursery Rhyme, my following revision is rooted in Donald J. Trump’s, latest “perfect phone call” where that little fusspot despot attempted and (fortunately) failed to strong arm Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; i.e., persuade that state level official, a fellow Repubilcan, no less, to illegally muck up the vote tally to wrongfully deny President-Elect Joe Biden the Oval Office. While, most assuredly, there’s absolutely nothing pretty and principled re the (T)rump’s eye view of raw power, nonetheless, in a nutshell, the following rhyme sums up the Trumpster’s ‘tude this past weekend.

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Little Trump, flaccid,
Sat in panic room, placid
Feasting on his Fascist pie
He reached up his poop chute
Pulled out a coup d’état “cute”
And said, “What a good boy am I!”

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Sunday Song Series Ended 7 Days Ago

For any of you, who may have liked our weekly trekking and tracking thru the vast world of Sunday titled songs, yet, missed my two previous announcements…

The above headline covers the “What” aspect. Re the “Why”…

YouTube, itself, made it necessary for me to free myself and flee. To amplify that a bit…

Their CEO, Susan Diane Wojcicki, has been rolling out the red carpet to hardcore, right wing radicals, perhaps even domestic terrorists, who, either willfully or unwittingly, are participating in Donald J. Trump’s attempt to overthrow fair, free elections, Democracy, America, etc. While some may screech about these ideologues “merely” exercising their freedom of speech and press rights, I’d counter that by pointing out such 1st Amendment protections were never intended for individuals whose words and deeds fail to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.

Additionally, Wojcicki has been welcoming, with open arms, advertisers whose long-winded, revolting content, in this man’s opinion, attempts to legitimize / normalize just about everything, which sullies society, today. Yep, all these sponsors need do is show YouTube the money and they can then say and do whatever they effing please.

Granted, such issues did not adversely, overtly affect the music vids, as viewed on this WordPress site, but, I felt my not standing up for my principles was akin to tacit approval of YouTube’s odious modus operandi.

Although I am tempted to expurgate and/or completely purge all past posts featuring YouTube content, seeing how I’ve been blogging, here, for nearly five years, such a project could take some time. And life is too short to do that, especially for this sixty something guy. So, for now, content posted prior to the onset of my January 1, 2021 YouTube boycott will remain.

And that will also benefit anyone who might want to revisit the approximately 120 Sunday titled songs previously featured here. My homepage’s Category Menu and “Music” listing will get you there.

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New Year’s Day “Vacay”

Those of us who blog about… correction… obsess over the state and fate of our homeland and world, in a sense, are akin to caregivers who foster the well-being of an ailing and/or aged family member.

Re either job description, I’m speaking from firsthand experience.

Re either occupation, an occasional respite is advisable. And that’s how I spent my New Year’s Day and the better part of the 2nd.

Even tho the time off did me a world of good, IT had to happen; that IT being the return to reality, namely:

  • Donald J. Trump STILL remains utterly clueless re the myriad of reasons for 81 Million voters opting to say, “You’re FIRED!”; to e.g. just one, his willfully mucking up containment of the deadly coronavirus. I mean, did he really, Really, REALLY expect us to reward him for the (so far) 358,000 people who have needlessly died on HIS watch? My God, this has been averaging 3,000 souls per diem; the equivalent of one 9/11 attack every 24 hours!
  • Trump’s delusional allegation of widespread voter fraud STILL remains unsubstantiated because such corruption only exists within his bloated with corruption head. Even his three Supreme Court Justice appointees (Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett), who he thought he owned, have repeatedly refused to aid and abet HIS repeated attempts to disenfranchise 81 Million voters; HIS subversion of Democracy; HIS treason!
  • Disheartening, too, is how the 74 million voters who failed to re-empower Trump, are STILL in ferocious denial; so much so that these oft armed to the teeth anarchists / would-be terrorists, actually buy into HIS plot to overstay his January 20, 2021 eviction notice; HIS intent to torch our Constitution; HIS goal to burn America down to the ground.
  • As if this weren’t all bad enough already, there’s THAT foul attitude where an inordinate number of my compatriots STILL cannot even begin to fathom ever doing anything for the greater good of humankind; not even simply masking up to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They actually believe everything can remain in that bygone “business as usual” mode; even during a freakin’ deadly pandemic, no less.

Seeing how it’d be ill-timed and ill-advised to let down one’s guard under dire circumstances, such as these, I won’t be scheduling any additional respites anytime soon.

Not knowing, precisely, how all of the above-mentioned, interacting current events will be ending, I’ll now be abruptly ending this post thusly:

The End (!) (?)

As for which of those two punctuation marks will be applicable?

Alas, that’s still TBA.

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