Fools’ Fool’s Gold

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To be sure, the whole truth, always needs to be told
‘Bout the risks, ever-present, of the Wolf in the Fold
‘Bout a ne’er-do-well narcissist, who just bluffs he is bold
‘Bout a “man” crotchety / corpulent; marbles comb-overed / old

To be sure, the whole truth, always needs to be told
‘Bout his bad “isms” screeds, that treat good folks so cold
‘Bout the automaton autocrat, formed from Adolf’s mold
‘Bout his greed, grift, power grab; to maintain his choke-hold

To be sure, the whole truth, always needs to be told
‘Bout the plutocrat dealer, whose soul to Satan was sold
‘Bout us clear thinkers, who must now warn his cult; scold
Your Graven Image, ungodly, is only made of Fool’s Gold.

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Risky Business

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Found in this afternoon’s snail mail was World Book Encyclopedia’s letter to announce that their learned historians had spent their precious time researching and authoring a book titled, The Road to the White House. Hmm, for starters, far more honest title choices would’ve been:

The Rocky Road to the White House OR America’s Near Death Experience.

Worse yet, the direct marketing department informed me that if I failed to opt out, STAT, they’d automatically ship this book to me for a no obligation, “free” 15 day perusal period. Hmm, for starters:

What’s free about my having to shell out shipping charges to send it back? I can think of far better ways to spend my bread… oh… say… by purchasing actual loaves of bread; some peanut butter and jam would be yummy, too.

Beyond that, why would I ever want to be reminded of how the 2020 election cycle ended on January 6, 2021; a.k.a., America’s Darkest Day; a.k.a. The Day of Infamy, where one Donald J. Trump, a.k.a. the (then) President of the United States of America had assembled his private army (a.k.a. his rightwing domestic terrorists, insurrectionists, psychotic sycophants, QAnon cultists, goons, thugs, etc.); commanded them to (on his behalf), storm the U.S. Capitol and overthrow the United States of America.

Why, each and very time I’d pick up such a book, I’d be instantly reminded of my righteous indignation regarding how that treasonous bastard has yet to be punished to the fullest extent of the law; and in all likelihood, NEVER WILL BE!

My gawd, for that treasonous act of his, alone, he deserves a life sentence in prison and eternal damnation in HELL! The only leniency he’d ever deserve would be to do his time within a maximum security mental institution.

However, to return to the book marketer created prob:

Initially, I thought I’d need to make a special trip to the Post Office to mail back the opt out postcard. And, factoring in the machinations of Trump’s appointed evil Postmaster General, one Louis DeJoy, and how he’s intentionally mucked up nearly everything postal, that card might not arrive in a timely manner; might never arrive at all.

Worst of all, I’d be risking my very life; the potential exposure to COVID-19’s far more communicable and deadlier variants by having to mask up to venture forth into Donny’s Diseased Dystopia.

Fortunately, in the fine print, the World Book folks had also included an opt out Toll Free phone number. That’s where I spoke to one of their reps who promptly cancelled the book’s auto mail out. I also requested she forward my comment to the powers-that-be, namely:

“Future offers such as these should be Opt-In NOT Opt-Out.”

And you know what? Sans any hesitation, she agreed with me. I thanked her and offered my stay healthy wishes.

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Doubting-Thomas-Itus?

Is it just a lingering horrific case of Trump fatigue or is my gut telling me something consequential? Here’s the rub.

I cannot shake the gnawing feeling of dread that insane politics may still be rushing (perhaps trumping) sound science. To e.g. that, President Joe Biden has been lobbying for the return to in-person K-12 education PRIOR to inoculating all of the teachers; even against the backdrop of the pop-up more communicable / deadlier coronavirus variants!

Even if the teachers are not as susceptible as many of them believe they are, how could it possibly harm anyone to “err” on the side of caution; i.e., to get all educators, school support staff and administrators to the head of the class / front of the vaccination line?

Hmm, I wonder if the virologists could piggyback a vaccine that could help prevent needless Doubting-Thomas-Itus?

Your thoughts re all the above issues?

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A G-String o’ Hard/Soft “G” WordPlay

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Once upon a time, there existed an egotistical, gargantuan, gluttonous, graceless, greedy, greasy, garish, gauche, gaudy, gilded, goldbrick, gasbag grifter / gangster, who transmogrified into a good for nothing General / general nuisance.

No student of History… HELL… no student of ANYTHING… was he.

As such, THAT ignoble, ignominious, inglorious, undignified, disgraceful, thuggish power grabber (likely unwittingly) patterned his disgusting régime after WW-II Nazi Germany; fully depended upon the Third Reich’s key goons (e.g., Hermann Göring) to ingrain into American society, something akin to a latter day Gestapo.

He also relied, a great deal, upon his Joseph Goebbels channeling, TV talking head, propaganda ministers to aid and abet his degenerate agenda; to totally warp the minds of his base, devotee voter base.

Six scant days into ’21, the degenerate General assembled his vast, savage legions of insurgents, goons and renegades; knowingly organized and energized this angry throng as his private army; rallied his gung-ho gang of gushing grovelers into such a ferocious frenzy that they stormed the Reichstag; destroyed, defiled and even publicly defecated within the U.S. Capitol!

Although this ragtag mélange of domestic terrorists / enemy combatants, fortunately, failed to prevail, even now (as I type and you read), these psychotic hangers on stand down / remain on stand-by; all gleefully, giddily chomping at the bit to hear their rabid, gruff, growling, mongrel General’s very next, foaming at the mouth barked out, “Attack!” command.

The End?

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Rush Limbaugh’s Eulogy

Archconservative political commentator and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh died of stage-four lung cancer, yesterday, at the age of 70. I’ve taken the liberty of eulogizing him / doing the complete rundown re all he did to improve society:

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To Honor One Half Million Souls

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Who: The 500,000 (Known) Fatalities
What: Covid-19: The Cause of Death
Where: The United States of America
When: 02/17/21 8:48 a.m. EST (U.S.A.)
Why: Donald Trump’s Abject Neglect!

Please set aside a few moments, today, every day, to never forget the pandemic’s massive loss of life. The medical experts inform us that up to 40 percent (or 200,000) of these 500,000 victims’ deaths had been preventable; that is, had more of us thought in terms of “we” not “me”; had all of us harbored in our heads and hearts the need to look out for one another’s well-being; had we all done our civic and moral duty by consistently complying with the easy to follow, life saving, pandemic protocols; namely:

  • Observe good hand washing hygiene.
  • Shelter at home as often as possible.
  • Limit interactions to folks we live with.
  • Mask up / socially distance in public.

Let’s consider, for a moment, our Covid altered reality; the multifaceted talents of the people who are no longer of this Earth; the positive contributions they had yet to make to society. Or if not they, themselves, what about the accomplishments of their never conceived children and children’s children, etc.

More to the point, oh, how our society will fail to thrive and prosper in the absence of present and future…

  • Companions’/Friends’ unoffered counsel to best solve everyday problems.
  • Teachers’ undelivered lectures that motivate students to seek greatness.
  • Textbook Authors’ untaught theories / simplification of time honored canon.
  • Novelists’ / Poets’ unwritten, life enriching narratives, verses and parables.
  • Composers’ unsung songs to entertain and/or ease us through life’s struggles.
  • Comedians’ untold jokes to dispense laughter; a.k.a. the best medicine.
  • Architects’ undrawn blueprints to construct affordable energy efficient homes.
  • Inventors’ undrawn schematics to manufacture life simplifying / enhancing wares.
  • Ambassadors’ unproposed treaties to, someday, usher in new eras of world peace.
  • Climatologists’ “uncooked” plans that could cool down our feverish planet.
  • Psychiatrists’ unformulated therapies to ease emotional turmoil / distress.
  • Epidemiologists’ / Doctors’ undiscovered methods to prevent future pandemics!

That brief list represents a mere one dozen of the people who could make a significant difference in our lives.

I’m sure many of you could add even more occupations; perhaps via a comment, below?

At the risk of repeating myself, this post will now end the way I normally do…

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The Pattern Should Be Self-Evident

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Nearly everyone who has ever suffered thru public school bullying is amply qualified to weigh in whenever they become eyewitness to the onset and metastasization of similar sickening scenarios.

In my own case, from fourth thru eighth grade (inclusive), my public school system’s principals and teachers unwittingly(?) indulged my tormentors; hell, even laughed off my reports of their verbal and physical assaults; pooh-poohed all of this antisocial behavior as what? A mere extracurricular activity? An acceptable rite of passage?

My gawd, one teacher, Mrs. L., in lieu of sternly lecturing and punishing my tormentors, even had the freakin’ gall to suggest that I was, somehow, at fault; hence her dismissive, unsympathetic admonishment, “It takes two to make a fight.”

The one and only thing that these “educators” had taught me was how incredibly simple it had been for nearly an entire, overly impressionable, sycophantic student body to mutate into a bully idolizing, private army that was ready, willing and able to always do their ringleaders’ bidding; i.e., attack me.

By the by, that I have been able to make it nearly two hundred words into this post without typing the worst obscenity known to humankind, namely, Donald J. Trump, does not diminish, in the least, the existential threat that effing bully is to my homeland and our entire world.

The pattern, here, should be self-evident, namely, how incredibly simple it has been for nearly one half of an overly impressionable, sycophantic voter base to mutate into a bully idolizing, private army that is ready, willing and able to always do ringleader Trump’s bidding; i.e., attack America.

While the following conclusion doth qualify as a “well duh” moment, it is still worthy of mention.

Every time an insufferable bully goes unpunished, he becomes further emboldened.

In Trump’s case, his base simply laughs off his indecorous, barbarous, felonious and treasonous conduct; e.g., his 01/06/21 deadly, destructive and disloyal act of fomenting insurrection. His ongoing stranglehold on nearly 1 out of 2 members of the American electorate, is all too real and that doth not bode well. The resultant, perhaps irreparable, psychological damage he inflicts could easily batter society into submission.

Unless / until citizens wise up, rise up PEACEABLY to flat out defy Donald J. Trump, and I mean damned soon, I can only question whether or not my blogging here, at WordPress, is even sustainable any longer.

Why bother when such pleas for help go unheeded, or worse yet, get laughed off?

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Bat Blind Bat Crap Crazy Justice

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ONCE AGAIN, the absolutely guilty, twice Impeached Donald J. Trump has escaped justice. Re his second Impeachment Trial, only 50 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted to convict him; 10 shy of the 67 required.

In the minds and hearts of ALL people who harbor purity of conscience and clarity of thought, Trump absolutely, positively did foment deadly and destructive insurrection and did, indeed, deploy his private army of domestic terrorists; command them to go on a bat shit crazy, take no prisoners rampage at the U.S. Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States did attack the United States of America!

So, what if, come 2024, despotic, disloyal, delusional and dense Donald runs again for president and, once again, promptly loses?

Right on cue, Trump’s chronic, malignant narcissism will never, REPEAT NEVER, permit him to concede to his duly elected opponent. At some point between his November Election Day defeat and the January Congressional formal certification of his opponent’s victory, he will, ONCE AGAIN, foment deadly and destructive insurrection; deploy his private army of domestic terrorists; command them to go on a bat shit crazy, take no prisoners rampage at the U.S. Capitol; OR WORSE!

ONCE AGAIN, Donald J. Trump, the X-President of the United States, will attack the United States of America!

Word to the Wise: To preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, the Real America, Democracy and Liberty, the legitimate civilian and military authorities must never let down their guard; not even for a nanosecond. They must maintain and reinforce 2021’s fortification of Washington DC; be fully prepared to act / react in a manner that, prior to January 6, 2021, would’ve been unimaginable.

Most people who harbor purity of conscience and clarity of thought will be able to read between that above paragraph’s lines.

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Aloof, Foolhardy and Loopy

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Following Day-1 of Donald J. Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial (Round 2) the morning after reportage has been claiming that the X prez is royally pissed off re the way his defense attorneys have been presenting his (feeble) case to the senator jurors; to the citizens of America and the world.

The sooner Trump learns to live with this, the better. After all, there simply is no way to paint a smiley face on what he did on January 6, 2021. My gawd, within a nation that prides itself on fair, free elections and the orderly transfer of power, fomenting deadly insurrection was, still is and shall forever be deemed INDEFENSIBLE!

Just about the ONLY way these mouthpieces could ever honestly, accurately assess their client would be to call him out as aloof, foolhardy and loopy (or stated less charitably) distant, dense and demented.

Whatever the word choice, anyone deemed that unstable is in serious need of either lengthy incarceration or institutionalization.

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