Colbert’s Unvarnished Truth

“After discussing the supremely unsettling footage of Rudy Giuliani in the new “Borat” movie, Stephen Colbert takes a moment to encourage Americans who might be considering keeping Donald Trump in office for four more years to remember the awful cruelties his administration has inflicted on families at the Southern border.”

Clip and Set-Up courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube Channel • Oct 21, 2020 • 687,771 views

If you’re ISO the embodiment of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, CBS Late Show’s Stephen Colbert is your man.

Assuming I’ve encoded our featured video vignette correctly, it’ll start up at 7:47. Time permitting, rewind to check out the entire presentation, too. Yep, it’s that good!

Colbert’s commentary calls out Donald J. Trump’s bigoted, barbarous family separation policy along the U.S. / Mexican Border, which had been enforced, as early as 2017, by his merciless, overbearing Border Patrol agents. Their typical M.O. had been (likely still is) to [1] wrest crying babies and children from their asylum seeking parents’ cradling / clutching arms and [2] imprison these young innocents in cages.

As if such traumatization and dehumanization weren’t bad enough already, we now learn there still are 545 children, who’ve yet to be reunited with their families. And that, indeed, is in flat out defiance of a federal court judge’s order. Putting that into perspective, Colbert points out that 545 kids could fill 8 school buses. Echoing my righteous indignation, said he:

“Trump says and does a lot of dumb things, but we should never let his stupidity, overshadow the fact that he’s also a heartless monster, who must be driven from office and eventually dragged, in manacles, before The Hague.”

Stephen Colbert • October 21, 2020 Late Show Monologue

Most assuredly we must make an example of deplorable Donald and his wretched henchmen; hold them all fully accountable for their crimes against humanity.

Only then can we enjoy a renaissance; recommit to our core principles, re-shine our homeland’s tarnished image; relight America’s beacon.

How, ironic, indeed, that Donald J. Trump, et al, once behind bars, would experience far more humane treatment than the children they had caged.

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Check Out this Fly’s Eye View

This Fly’s Eye View of Donald J. Trump’s political dung heap / swamp, is all courtesy of the amazing / amusing musical ensemble, Founder’s Sing. Their YouTube channel blurb sets up their presentation, thusly:

“In a remarkable show of talent, the fly on Pence’s head broke out in song and told it like it is! This fly can smell bullshit from a mile away! Afterwards he composed this Founders Sing original song about his experience.”

Founders Sing YouTube Channel • Oct 8, 2020 • 257,549 views • 12K thumbs up! • 275 thumbs down

My Op-Ed: How can those 275 thumbs downers not love this on the fly, Spot-On commentary?

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Still Hopeful Neil deGrasse Tyson

The witty and wise Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on a variety of current issues, among them, how American governors’ efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 have all been hampered by our (in title only) president and his unforgivably, inexplicably non-existent national, unified response…

“One state [will] open up its restrictions while another state doesn’t, that’s adjacent to it? That’s like designating a peeing section of a swimming pool.”

That, in part, has got to explain why We, the critical thinking People, are all pissed off!

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Must See Vital to Survival Video

NPR’s YouTube Channel sets up our COVID-19 focused, life saving Vid of the Day, thusly…

“Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped indoor settings, but it’s unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here’s how to lower your risks, just in case. Reported by Pien Huang/NPR. Animation by Shanti Hands for NPR. Video produced by Max Posner and Ben de la Cruz/NPR.”

For the benefit of all mask-less souls…

Check out this animated, no sewing skills needed, EZ to follow, DIY Mask Making Tutorial. (that’s how I make mine)

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No Mask? No Soup For You!

Larry Thomas reprises his Seinfeld, “Soup Nazi” role to call attention to a life saving truth… the need for everyone to don masks when in public. Until safe efficacious vaccines and/or therapeutics become readily available, our masking up and social distancing (2m / 6ft) is our best 1 – 2 punch defense that WILL PREVENT needless human suffering and death.

Look, Donald J. Trump’s DIY pandemic has, so far, resulted in 186,000 stateside, COVID-19 deaths. If we don’t mask up, NOW, some of our finest scientific minds project that, by year’s end, that total could rise as high as 300,000!!!

And so I now ask, what kind of person would not want do the easiest, most painless thing in the world… mask up to save 114,000 of our compatriot’s lives!

Granted, my appeal is America specific… more so than I’d have normally opted for. But, I only did so because too damned many Americans don’t really give a damn about the well-being of others.

By the by, Mr. Thomas mentions a link so we can [1] watch an alternative ending to our above clip and [2] vote for whichever version we like better. To access that website, CLICK HERE.

If you need instructions for no sewing skills required, DIY mask making, CLICK HERE. (btw, this is how I make my own)

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Gross! NSFW Vid of the Day!

Plot Synopsis: Red Bad Vlad owns Orange Dumb Donald, who’s ISO of the “Pot of Gold.”

Commentary: The quintessential, coalescence of free-flowing, tragedy and comedy.

Big Question: With Donny’s overthrow of America looming, is it OK to laugh at this?

 

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John Lewis’ Good Trouble (Vid of the Day)

Our featured clip’s setup, as it appears over @YouTube…

“Founders Sing took a break from making parody videos to create an original song in honor of John Lewis. It was inspired by the powerful phrase he coined, “Good Trouble.” Now let’s all cause more Good Trouble by speaking up for justice… and VOTING!”

My kudos to Founders Sing for composing such an influential, soul searching, rallying Anthem!

R.I.P. John Lewis! While there’s much of your work, yet, to be done, your lifetime of activism and “good trouble” advocacy has afforded society a substantial starting point. The sturdy foundation you built and forward thinking you inspired will (hopefully soon) see to fruition, your vision for a unified world.

 

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The Epitome of the Parody (Vid of the Day)

The Song Facts copied and pasted from Roy Zimmerman’s YouTube Channel…

Vote Him Away #2 (The Liar Tweets Tonight)
by Roy Zimmerman and The ReZisters
featuring Peggy Seeger, Jay Siegel of the Tokens, Vicki Randle,
George Kahumoku Jr. Sandy Riccardi and Philipos Melaku-Bello.

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” words and music by Solomon Linda.
Parody lyrics by Ede Morris, Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby.

Check out the Token’s version, too…

 

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The Prez Sez “Nobody likes me” (Vid of the Day)

Chris Cuomo’s tough love lecture / fatherly chat will likely go in one ear and out the other of “the son”… a.k.a. the un-schoolable, problem child / man-child… a.k.a. the empty suit, empty-headed head of state, who’s holed up in the Oval Office.

Nonetheless, it is both reassuring and refreshing for us to know that there are still learned journalists / professor-types, who will try to get through to the truculent, truant Trump.

 

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