Regurgitating An Apt Analogy

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In the wee hours of 01/21/21, NBC-TV’s Late Night host, Seth Meyers, via his always-tell-it-like-it-is exposé, A Closer Look, successfully articulated the mixed emotions that most critical thinkers have been experiencing while attempting to assess the nascent, post Trump tableau.

Said Seth…

“Even amid this moment of collective relief, the nation is still in the midst of several unprecedented calamities; none of which will magically disappear anytime soon. It’s a little like getting rid of the last guy at a party; you’ve spent four years yawning and stretching and hinting that he should get out, and, when he finally leaves, it IS a relief; until you remember you still have to clean up all his puke; and he, like, puked everywhere!”

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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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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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Thru the Looking Glass

Whenever despot Donny is all cranky about just about anything, if journalists put him on the spot to opine, be his POV spot on or spotty (usually the latter), his typical, deadpanned comment will be, “It’s a disgrace!”.

Well, that authoritarian certainly is The Authority re what defines a disgrace. He’s witnessed a prime example throughout his entire lifetime…

Each and every time he looks in the mirror.

And Donny doth love looking into his looking glass!

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Innocuous Inoculations, Anyone?

There needs to be a show of faith regarding the vaccine R and D’ers, who, to date, have discovered three efficacious, innocuous inoculations; all fully capable of halting, dead in its tracks, the rampaging coronavirus.

After all, it’d be highly unlikely that ethical experts, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would ever intentionally BS us re this literal life and death matter. After all, for them to do so would run the grave risk of sickening and/or deep-sixing the first expected vaccine recipients; namely:

The very hospital personnel, who are so desperately fighting, 24/7, on the COVID-19 frontlines.

Naturally, we’d be far more trusting souls, were America’s heading for the exit signs prez not an unscrupulous psychopath and pathological liar. His debilitating mental illnesses have been manifesting themselves in our own symptomology; inclusive of our difficult to fight off skepticism and trepidation.

Alas, the most efficacious, innocuous inoculation against the Disease of Deceit has yet to be discovered. So far, social distancing and isolating from sicko political wannabes, doth remain our best defense.

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Laypersons’ Interventions

Preface: Anecdotal accounts claim Donald J. Trump’s family is going the intervention route to get him to admit that he lost; convince him to vamoose when Joe Biden’s moving vans start rolling up at the White House, come January. While those who’ve earned PhD’s in psychiatry could certainly get ‘er done, I do believe even laypersons, drawing on common sense, could reap the same results. My faith in non-professional interventions stems from the following account.

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Eons ago, during my retail clerking days, a shopper stopped in one early afternoon (let’s refer to her as “Jane”). Seeing how the young woman’s anxiety was just as noticeable as her unusual attire (unbelted, slightly open trench coat, flannel pajamas and fuzzy bedroom slippers) to say the least, I was not waiting on the average, everyday customer.

Trying my best to remain non-judgmental, nonetheless, my mind hunted for plausible explanations. Perhaps Jane had just narrowly escaped an apartment fire with only the clothes on her back?

Well, one thing was certain, she was ISO clothing that’d make her less conspicuous. While our product line could not offer her any footwear, I did walk her thru our women’s department and encouraged her to feel free to browse at her leisure.

As she shopped, I’d occasionally return to carry her selections off to a fitting room. During her hour long try on session, I kept on relaying her keepers up to the cash wrap. All the while, I was sensing a growing rapport; i.e., in my treating Jane normally she began acting more normally.

However, towards the end of her shopping experience, her worried expression suddenly returned. She asked, “Would you take an I.O.U.?”

I nonchalantly replied that this was not an available payment option, but quickly added that I’d be happy to put her selections on a three day hold; no deposit required. She then responded, “Hold my stuff till closing time, If I don’t return by then, I won’t be coming back.” The finality of her words were now filling me with anxiety.

I wondered if I could’ve done something more to help Jane? Or, would my good intentioned meddling have only made matters worse?

To ensure Jane’s return would also go smoothly, I recounted all the above to my superior (let’s refer to her as “Ruth”). After all, the worst thing that could’ve happened was for my boss and/or co-workers to upset her.

Well, it was about five minutes prior to closing time when the itching to get home Ruth ordered me to return Jane’s held selections to the selling floor.

As you may have already guessed, four minutes later, Jane returned.

Ruthless Ruth officiously, tactlessly and needlessly reminded her that it was a minute before closing time. That’s when I rushed up to welcome Jane and reassure her that, while her clothes were no longer on hold, I could quickly relocate all the items. And while my words calmed Jane a bit, they also pissed off Ruth a lot.

A moment later, while I was ringing up Jane’s purchase, Ruth kept glowering at Jane and breathing down my neck; whined on and on and on about it now being past closing time. I felt like turning around to blurt out “Ruth, will you please shut the F up?”; but bit my tongue.

Jane paid in cash and, other than being upset by Ruth, I do believe my empathy, professionalism and intervention skills had calmed and served Jane well.

We can only hope there’ll be a similar outcome to that White House intervention.

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Lame Duck Donny / Sitting Duck USA

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The defeated, obdurate Donald J. Trump, at present, is holed up and hunkered down within the bowels of the White House.

By his very nature, he’s a despondent, despotic, mercurial, malignantly narcissistic, insufferable man-child. As such, he’s totally incapable of accepting the truth that the majority of the American electorate has FINALLY held him accountable for mucking up America, these past four years. Via our legally cast ballots we have booted his considerable butt out of office.

Were he a normal, gracious, honorable man, he’d have already behaved accordingly; starting with his concession speech; inclusive of his pledge to facilitate America’s transition to the duly elected Joe Biden administration.

Seeing how words such as “normal”, “gracious” and “honorable” are totally non-applicable, come January 20, 2021, it’d not be a shocker for us to eyewitnesses Secret Service guards promptly frogmarching the whole kit and kaboodle of these anti-American, subversive, trespasser Trumps and their sycophantic underlings off the premises and onto Pennsylvania Avenue. To be sure, here’s where Donny’s recently installed, non-scalable fencing could REALLY pay-off, big time!

But, getting back to the here and now, the anecdotal reports tell of Donny’s odd (very odd) assortment of family members, congressional cronies and propaganda ministers secretly attempting an intervention; all walking on eggshells; donning their kid gloves in an attempt to coax Mister High and Mighty, the keeper of the nuclear launch codes, no less, to [1] at present, dismount his high horse and [2] shortly after Biden takes his Oath of Office, remount and ride his high horse out of DC; hopefully to never return.

Alas, what remains unclear is whether or not the above-mentioned interventionists fully understand how, with each passing moment that they fail, they are also denying Biden access to the same, top secret, Presidential Daily Briefings, which Donny gets (and lets go in one ear and out the other). They are already mucking up the seamless transition of power and that’s not only irresponsible, it’s potentially dangerous, too.

Let’s not mince words. We are actually talking about National Security issues, which trump and transcend the Inauguration Day pomp and circumstance.

It’d not be melodramatic to point out that, in keeping his successor out of the loop, loopy Donald J. Trump, the lame duck, could easily make the United States of America a sitting duck.

Either inadvertently or intentionally (likely the latter), has-been Donny has been emboldening his wretched, overly ambitious, opportunistic, autocratic pals.

As I type and as you read these words, chump Trump’s chums, petty dictators all, could be plotting to seize upon the drunk (on power) and disorderly Donny’s disarray as a means to attack / cyberattack America. And, all the while, the soon-to-be ex-prez, too, is plotting; namely, his vengeance.

By Donald J. Trump’s very nature, he would think nothing of taking down America with him.

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Hint of Heaven on Eleven/Seven

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The American electorate has now spoken, we have been heard and, as of 11/07/2020, Joe Biden has become our President-Elect. I first heard this heartening news just prior to high noon; so did millions of my liberal / moderate compatriots, who instantly took to the streets to celebrate in fine style.

Don’t miss the “Fuck Donald Trump” clip ending chants, below.

I would’ve posted my own similar reactions sooner, but…

Let’s just say that I won’t rest easy until Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (at high noon) when Joe Biden utters these magic words…

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

U.S. Constitution • Article II • Section One • Clause 8

I won’t really believe America’s four… correction… four zillion… year long nightmare will be truly over until We the People witness Donald J. Trump board Marine One, for the very last time; watch him fly off into much deserved obscurity; hopefully, to never be heard from again.

Alas, the astounding damage, which his mucked up words and deeds did to FUBAR our nation / world could easily outlive him for countless generations.

Of course, based upon Donny’s current state of mind… correction… mindlessness… there IS the all too real possibility that he’ll flat out refuse to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Were that eventuality to play out?

Let’s check out how two folks frown upon that.

“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

Unnamed Biden Camp spokesperson

“The successor [Biden] could direct federal agents to forcibly remove Trump from the White House. Now a private citizen, Trump would no longer be immune from criminal prosecution, and could be arrested and charged with trespassing in the White House.”

Former US attorney Barbara McQuade

Above two quotes appeared in Washingtonian Journalist Rosa Cartagena’s November 6, 2020 article [Read More]

Needless to say, the next 74 days could afford Donny too damned many opportunities to unleash Twitterstorms; throw Trumper Tantrums; go ballistic; maybe even go nuclear ballistic.

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“Projecting” Victory

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DISCLAIMER: My degree is in Communication Arts, NOT Psychiatry. Additionally, I have no proof to support my hypothesis. Nonetheless, what follows is still discussion-worthy.

The political pundits’ post 2020 Election Day, morning after, hand wringing game is already in triple overtime.

Their BIG Q’s:

• How could the public opinion polls have been so wrong AGAIN?
• WTF happened to Joe Biden’s oft double digit lead over Donald Trump?

While these analysts’ have presented several, totally plausible theories, to the best of my knowledge, they have yet to consider the possibility that:

The pollsters, in actuality, were NOT wrong! Really? How so?

Well, as many of us are already painfully aware, Trump is renown for accusing his foes of the very chicanery that he, himself, is guilty of.

Shrinks would sum up such mental illness in one word: PROJECTION.

Based upon the fake prez dredging up / regurgitating, AGAIN, on this very day, his uncorroborated by evidence accusation that his opponent is plotting to steal the election from him, once we factor in projection (and paranoia), would that not make the perpetrator of such political skulduggery none other than Donald J. Trump?

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Hey DT! Now this song IS about U!

The following blurb sets up a most timely video:

“For the first time ever, Carly Simon is allowing the use of her song ‘You’re So Vain‘ for political purposes. And it comes at the expense of Donald Trump.”

CNN Business YouTube Channel

Ms. Simon, although it’s a virtual certainty that you hadn’t had that freak in mind, specifically, one can envision him hearing your song shortly after you released it on November 8, 1972.

And, sure as the word “narcissist” starts with an “n”, as sure as he always has “one eye in the mirror”, Donald J. Trump, to this very day, still bets that your bygone hit song is all about him; namely, that he’s the “man” who inspired, You’re So Vain.

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