Mansplaining Manipulative Ad

 

If you’ve yet to see the National Rifle Association’s latest, delusional, dystopian ad… one that’s shamelessly tailor-made to help reelect the absolutely non-electable Donald J. Trump… well… you won’t see it here, either.

Instead, let’s project and dissect this piece of… uh… work… upon our devices’ clinical, pure white screens. Do keep your airsick bags within reach… here we go…

The off camera, drama queen announcer smugly speaks in his menacing, mansplaining, manipulative tone of voice… words to the effect… she has two children, two jobs and because lefties took away her gun, tonight, she might not make it home, alive. Meanwhile…

The accompanying visual vignette showcases the nocturnal workplace parking lot, where we find a panicking, out of breath, young woman attempting to flee assailants. She’s barely able to unlock, enter and slam her car door shut, when, suddenly the driver’s side safety glass gets smashed to smithereens. Next, the tight camera shot refocuses, rightward, upon the gear shift console, where…. POOF… the conspicuously placed handgun, conveniently vanishes into thin air! In the end, the camera angle sort of suggests that her now lifeless body lays sprawled upon the asphalt.

YIKES… there’s so much to unpack here, I’m bound to miss a few points. Anyway, here goes…

• The fact that this ad’s victim would even need to work two (or more) jobs, serves not as a testimonial to womankinds’ work ethic. What this actually points out is how misogynist Donny, and his corrupt big biz cronies, not only insist on shit pay for the masses but even shittier pay for women.

• Were all of the vital-to-a-viable-society jobs paying living wages, would there even be a need for anyone to be working the graveyard shift and walking thru perilous, after hours parking lots?

• Need anyone remind that, against the backdrop of America’s gun sick society, no politician of any ideological stripe (inclusive of Trump’s rival Joe Biden), would ever piss off gun nuts by passing even the weakest of weak gun control laws.

• Let’s, once and for all, figuratively shoot the shit out of the NRA’s temporal anomaly! Although their intent is to distort what life would be like were Biden to become President, the bitter truth is that they are emphasizing what life already… repeat… ALREADY… is like on FLaw and DisOrder Trump’s watch!

Owing to the self-important, fake prez choosing not to promptly, proactively and persistently follow the advice of the pandemic averting experts, his resultant, DIY COVID-19 crisis has furloughed millions of hard working people and, for a substantial portion of them, their workplaces will wind up permanently shuttered.

Because Donald J. Trump failed to preserve and protect our lives and livelihoods it’s only a matter of time before the jobless, homeless and hopeless people, unable to earn an honest dollar, will resort to dishonest means to pay their bills! At that juncture, the resultant ugly scenes won’t be playing out on make-believe Hollywood’s stages and won’t involve NRA / Trump hired actors who can return… safe and sound… to their homes once the director declares, “That’s a Wrap!”

 

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Crow Sings Truth To Power

Ya gotta know a song is gonna be great with opening lyrics such as these…

There’s a fly on the wall, in the house on the hill
where the king of the world, watches TV… [read more here]

You and I both know who Ms. Crow is addressing.
But… were he to ever hear her song… would he?

Thanks Sheryl… we all needed that!

And if they’re listening, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be wise to make this their campaign’s rock-the-voters anthem!

 

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Fat Shaming a Fascist Bastard

 

Fat shaming is wrong. But, might there be an exception to that rule? What about when extraordinary events rear their ugly head? Consider these truths that are self-evident.

• Science denier Donald J. Trump’s abject failure to contain Corona-V, early on, has not only sickened, SO FAR, over 6 Million people residing in the U.S.… sickened to death 187,000 of those 6 million… but has also devastated Barack Obama’s once upon a time, relatively decent economy. America is now facing down massive joblessness, looming homelessness and, eventually, could also witness another Wall Street Crash.

• Ever since Despot Donny’s owned Republican Senators flat-out refused to do their (legal and moral) duty to boot his impeached butt out of office, that narcissistic psychopath has been on an ideological nationwide / worldwide rampage which, considering his access to the nuclear launch codes, could, conceivably, wipe humanity off the face of the Earth.

• Autocrat Trump also has loaded the U.S. Supreme court bench with two of HIS hand-picked sycophants, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who will, aid and abet their boss’s ongoing voter suppression plot AND at the (figurative?) drop of his trousers, fall to their knees to kiss his ass and, perhaps, even hang around long enough to gratify him in other ways. Only decorum dictates we don’t further go down that road.

• Dictator Donny… in his bid to never relinquish power… has already disenfranchised multiple millions of voters. HIS hand-picked tool, Louis DeJoy, now Postmaster General, has, single-handedly, FUBAR’ed the entire USPS, perhaps irreparably, just to ensure that pandemic and panic stricken Americans cannot mail back their cast absentee ballots. Which leaves us two alternatives… EITHER don’t vote at all OR vote, in person, and risk getting sickened / sickened to death by COVID-19.

• Tyrant Trump is also sadistically pitting justifiably pissed off, mostly peaceable, BLM demonstrators against his illegally deployed, racist stormtroopers AND his seething with bigotry, homicidal, armed to the teeth, gun nut, civilian mercenaries. Marching in lockstep, the Trump Brigade will get off on blowing people of color away… or at the very least… trampling these 1st Amendment Rights.

“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

• Fascist Trump has been stoking up such ferocious civil unrest it could lead up to an all-out Civil War… all of which would give him the “perfect” excuse to declare Martial Law and postpone Election Day, indefinitely. To the constitutional scholars who’d point out that, sans November voting, Trump could no longer be president as of January 20, 2021, I now remind them we are talking about Trump wiping his rump / Fat Fascist Fanny with the U.S. Constitution.

• Seeing how Donald J. Trump’s overthrow of America cannot be contained by Constitutionally Mandated Legislative and Judicial Checks and Balances… and not even We the American Electorate… WTF is left… well… other than fat shaming a narcissist who might… JUST MIGHT… if we’re damned lucky… be slowed down upon his learning that We had poked fun at his larger than life hind end; his grotesque, butt ugly booty; his flattened by sloth and fattened by Fascism fanny!

Against the backdrop of such treasonous circumstances, how could anyone deem fat shaming him wrong?

 

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Tongue Twister

 

The sicko, bootlicker ballot casters-to-be, slake their accolades seeking icon’s needs, whilst, just to slicker such unsuspecting suckers, further, unscrupulous, scummy, lickspittle makeover artists / image consultants… as in lickety-split… skillfully slicken up the unlikable likeness of their lackadaisical, slacker candidate / client.

THE END!

 

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Corona-V Out-Matches Donald-T

 

If your homeland’s leader is enlightened, obviously, you do not live in America. Most assuredly, you’re not forced to put up with, first hand, the unlikable likes of Dumb Donald-T.

• Dumb Donald is soooooo dumb…
• How dumb is he?
• He failed to act promptly, proactively and
persistently to contain COVID-19’s spread.

Worse yet, that science denier cannot even begin to fathom how the pandemic, of his own making, has not only laid waste to public health and the economy but has also taken its psychological / emotional toll.

Think about it. In the absence of vaccines and/or therapeutics, my homeland’s very survival depends upon everyone masking up and socially distancing. Yet…

• Cheerleader-In-Chief Dumb Donald is sooooo dumb…
• How dumb is he?
• He is constantly shaking his political pom-poms to
lead the charge in America’s Ant-Masker Movement.

I’m sure that most Americans, while doing our grocery shopping, have crossed paths with maskless, mindless Trumpers. And our worrying about this, both during and afterwards, is what can easily bum us out…

• Dumb Donald depresses us soooooo much…
• How much does he depress us?
• Each time we venture forth into the fake prez’s
diseased America, we run the real risk of our life
expectancy dropping down to weeks; maybe days.

Let’s sum up this pandemic problem in terms that even Dumb Donald could grasp?

Consumers will not be in a shop-till-we-drop mood, when we’re expecting to drop dead from the Trumpian Flu. Until Donald J. Trump can deprogram his base and… at the very least… convince them to mask-up… he can expect COVID-19 to tank out his job approval ratings and Stock Exchange numbers. And, if Fair Elections still even exist anymore in America… he’ll get trounced at the polls, too.

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her Missive’s Missing Persons

I received a letter, today, from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Enclosed in the envelope I discovered a copy of the very photo featured in our above clip.

What makes this photo, snapped on 10/17/19, work so well is how it functions on multiple levels…

• Lawmaker enforcing Legislative branch checks on Executive branch
• American doing her patriotic duty to fearlessly speak Truth to Power
• Liberated woman staring down a wildly oinking, male chauvinist pig
• Public school teacher sternly lecturing a willful, ne’er-do-well student
• Mama disciplining her naughty, ornery, temper tantrum throwing son

My reading so much into this Pelosi / Trump confrontation… well… I just had to do something extra-special. Ergo, I opted to shine up a spare picture frame’s glass, insert her photo and place this atop my piano. Now, whenever the Trumpster is pissing me off, I can laugh him off.  I mean, the fake prez’s jaw dropping, startled expression is PRICELESS!

Truth be told… to totally rein in Trump’s reign of terror, will take more than Pelosi., alone. Alas, when it involves legislators enforcing Constitutionally mandated checks and balances, this House Speaker finds herself in a distinct minority. And in a system where majority rules… well… we’ll need to defer further discussion along those lines for another blog… another day.

More truth be told… Ms. Pelosi doesn’t know me from Adam. She disclosed the real reason for contacting me within her cover letter. There she presented her compelling reasons why I should contribute to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The minimum donation they seek is “only” $15… HOWEVER… my existing on an inadequate fixed income, well… I’ll need to think this over cautiously…

On one hand… I must consider just a few examples of the “eats” that $15 could buy…

• 30 bowlfuls of old fashioned oatmeal… or…
• 24 pasta and tomato sauce suppers… or…
• 24 peanut butter and jam sandwiches… or…
• 25 6oz / 177ml sized cups of yogurt… or…
• 90 cups of my favorite brand of coffee… etc.

On the other hand… that $15 might help elect Democrats who’ll, in turn, pass legislation that’d help increase my limited funds’ buying power.

But, all hand wringing aside… let’s further discuss Pelosi’s missive, which also has one helluva glaring omission…

Nowhere to be found was any mention of POTUS wannabe, Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris!

OOPS! (correction) YIKES!

 

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Headshrinker Head of State

 

Amidst the backdrop of his raging pandemic, man-child Donald J. Trump now fancies himself a shrink… now toys with the notion that not providing K-12, in-person education will prove emotionally detrimental to young people.

While there may be a milligram of truth to such conjecture, here’s what that quack has failed to consider…

Emotional health will prove fleeting for any COVID-19 carrier kid who sickens her / his parents to death, winds up in an orphanage and gets haunted by a lifetime of guilt.

 

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One Helluva Message

 

Yesterday, my need to turn in my absentee ballot and post a utility bill payment required my reluctantly emerging from my pandemic cocoon, revving up my 21-year-old vehicle and tooling around town.

Under normal circumstances, on such a balmy, bright, midsummer afternoon, I would’ve found myself happily hoofing it to City Hall and the P.O., but…

Ever since science denier Donny allowed Corona-V to go on its sickening, deadly rampage, I’ve been witnessing this dramatic upsurge in pedestrian traffic… unmasked traffic. True, “they” claim the Trumpian Flu’s out-of-doors transmission is rare, but…

Seeing how “they” may not always be telling us the truth… in part… because nobody yet knows Corona’s whole truth… in part… because my homeland’s “leader” is utterly incapable of ever telling the truth…

This means the weight of pandemic management now rests squarely on each individual’s shoulders. Since I now own THAT, it means I make the damned rules!

And my Rule #1 is to hope for the best, yet, plan for the worst. If that necessitates driving when I’d much rather be walking, so be it.

It might interest Delinquent Donny to know that the more he dumps his non-delegatable work on us, the more we realize, WE DO NOT NEED HIM AT ALL!

For someone, who’s lusting so ferociously for reelection, that’s one helluva crazy message to be conveying to the electorate!

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

The Court of Public Opinion Won’t Get‘er Done

 

While former Senator/VP and present-day POTUS wannabe Joe Biden has been stumping up and down the pandemic-redefined virtual campaign trail, it’s a sure bet he’s been feeling distracted by the following matter…

“Tara Reade, a former junior staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office, has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993, when she was working as a staff assistant. The Biden campaign denies the accusation and says the alleged incident ‘absolutely did not happen.’” [read more here]

For the Record…

• I deem women to be virtually 100% credible whenever they out a male predator.
• There’s no room for hypocrisy in how society views the accused and/or convicted.
• I’ve blogged against similarly accused Republicans Donald J. Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.
• I’m not about to grant a free-pass to Biden, just because he’s a fellow Democrat.
• Unwelcome touching has gotten him into trouble, before, and this does not help Joe’s case.

The Realities…

• The court of public opinion is never the proper venue for reaching a verdict.
• An arcane congressional hearing would not work, either, due to intense partisanship.
• Only the traditional courtroom’s public jury trial will offer the required transparency.
• The court of law can best protect Joe’s “innocent until proven guilty” / 6th Amendment rights.

The Sixth Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

Complicating Factors…

• No trial can expect to see the light of day while enshrouded by a rampaging pandemic’s pall.
• As with Trump and Kavanaugh’s accusers, Reade’s case is a decades old “he said / she said”.
• Would those testifying on Reade’s behalf, appear credible or forgetful on the witness stand?

Problem…

• Election Day 2020, a scant six months off, provides insufficient time to clear or convict Biden.
• Democrats cannot expect a distracted Biden to effectively debate and defeat Donald J. Trump.

Solution…

• America needs a role model president, who parents can tell their kiddies to emulate.
• Since CSC, typically, is male gender specific, Democrats must nominate a female.
• 2020 ex-candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are fully qualified.