We All Know Who HE Is

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HE hit the links; binge watched TV; took dumps on the can
And defiled / defied all laws of both God and man

HE alienated each ally; hugged each autocrat freak
And shred treaties to ensure, world tensions would peak

HE secured for patricians; their wildest fantasies’ wealth
And screwed over plebeians; our fiscal / physical health

HE saw to it, the working stiffs’ wages would drop
And morphed each workplace, into a wretched sweatshop

HE deep-sixed émigrés’ trudge towards the American dream
And caged families’ tykes, till they’d cry, wail and scream

HE offset boudoir shortcomings; his in the sack stall
And groused till grunts toiled; would erect his daft wall

HE embraced all Nazis and Klansmen; prone to deep psychosis
And they became voter base; his base, simp symbiosis

HE being full of himself, minus praise, HE’d feel dread
And so, yes-men lent him succor; gave him verbal head

HE rarely sat in church pews, beneath pointed steeple
And miscast naysayers / news hawks; “Enemies of the people!”

HE kicked over / cancelled out, time honored science
And showed climatologists / virologists, his flat-out defiance

HE downplayed the plague’s march, spanning our feverish globe
And got promptly outwitted, by a Mindless Microbe

HE obsessed re his ratings; more than COVID’s death toll
And wondered why grieving souls, called him an asshole

HE deemed himself undefeatable, that folks judged him God
And that his ballot box ouster, meant “widespread voter fraud”

HE ranted, demanded to keep his gold throne and fame
And never, once, re his loss: accepted HE was to blame

HE became royally pissed, tried to quash the election,
And rabble roused till HE stirred up mayhem / insurrection

HE’s been impeached, twice; his words / deeds, have earned our revulsion
Yet, it’s highly unlikely HE’ll ever face down expulsion

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Multidimensional Message (Acrostic)

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Fascist flattery junkie, craves his lunatic fringe
Undue praise, from fans, fills up that addict’s syringe
Craven butt kissers, smooch his rear region’s dinge
Kudos from his TV toadies; on them, too, he’ll binge

Tyrant torches Democracy; won’t settle for singe
Rouses rabble & rebels; makes the virtuous cringe
Unruly ruler’s brain cells, both unravel; unhinge
Moneyed, yet bankrupt, sums up his selfish stinge
Pain in everyone’s ass, far exceeds the slight twinge

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Biden Victorious? Trump Defeated?

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Approximately 24 hours ago, my blog, titled, Trump Victorious / Humanity Defeated, concluded:

“About all that’s left, now, is for my prediction to be proven wrong. Will somebody please prove me wrong? PLEASE?”

Well, it’d APPEAR that America’s poll workers may have proven me wrong. After all, the multiple millions of absentee and early voting ballots, which they’ve been tirelessly processing, APPEAR to have changed Joe Biden’s title from Former Vice President to President-Elect.

And, to be proven wrong in this manner, I could not be happier.

I’m particularly pleased that Michigan, my home state, has played a significant role; that by completing and hand delivering my own absentee ballot to City Hall, a scant eight days ago, I had not only performed my civic duty but had actually made a difference, too!

I haven’t felt so good since doing my part to elect / reelect Barack Obama.

Under normal circumstances, there would now be reason to party hearty. Yet, there’s that pesky “A” word, APPEAR, which keeps on cropping up.

Such iffy language APPEARS because, psychotic Donald J. Trump, with desperation and despotism pounding in his mucked up brain and surging thru his arteriosclerosis diseased body, has opted to go on a filing frivolous lawsuits rampage. His M.O. is to keep on flinging his Fascist fecal matter until he gets it to stick. And in the process he’ll stick it to the American people; flat-out defy our ballot box, peaceable ouster.

What remains to be seen is IF “Adolf” will succeed.

Alas, IF could morph into WHEN, seeing how Trump owns and operates corrupt crony judges, who park their worthless behinds behind the Federal and Supreme Court benches; how the vast majority of them are itching to burn up the U.S. Constitution.

Alas, IF could morph into WHEN, seeing how Trump also commands legions of domestic terrorists, who are itching to burn America down to the ground.

Regrettably, it’d APPEAR that Joe Biden’s legitimate rise to power is not, yet, a done deal.

Sorry to say, I now find myself predicting that we may not have seen the last of yesterday’s headline, Trump Victorious / Humanity Defeated; that those very words may need to re-APPEAR atop a future blog.

About all that’s left, now, is for my new prediction to be proven wrong. Will somebody please prove me wrong? PLEASE?

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My First Time

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I lost my innocence on a bygone Tuesday; the inevitable all transpiring on a chilly, rainy, autumnal afternoon; while secreted within a dinky, fluorescent lit chamber; the essential privacy assured by a set of drab, opaque, expeditiously closed curtains.

Although such words do sound a tad suggestive, it’s… ahem… not what you’re thinking.

I speak of, yet, another rite of passage; my voting booth rendezvous with the Real America; specifically, my very first opportunity to actively participate in a presidential election; select the best leader to preserve, protect and defend each and every righteous value, which the United States is supposed to stand for.

On my drive home from City Hall, I found myself basking in the afterglow; feeling keenly aware of my newfound, full-fledged grown-up stature; harboring, within my head and heart, an unshakable sensation of empowerment; a heightened awareness of my cherished, inalienable rights and freedoms; the likes of which had oft been hard won / secured for posterity, upon bygone battlefields, by our selfless ancestors.

So, what has suddenly caused such fond recollections to resurface?

The fact that what was once thought, unthinkable, is now actually being considered; as I type and as you read these words.

Be my compatriots cognizant or clueless, We the People are all facing down the all too real prospect of our being stripped, naked, of our voting rights. And once those are shot to hell, ditto our unclad condition re all the rest of our Constitutional rights, too.

And, as one would expect, once in the altogether, the accompanying chill goes down one’s spinal column and surges outward to every raw nerve ending in the body.

More to the point…

For the first time, in our nearly two and one half century history, the fate of America, the once-upon-a-time Bastion of Democracy, is now up for grabs; that grotesque power-grab at the hands of our homeland’s, in title only, president. The freakin’ prez, no less, who, if our electorate’s cast ballots do wind up firing his ass, will not commit to a peaceful, orderly transition of power. Hell, he’ll flat-out refuse to vacate his oval digs! Un-freakin-believable!

And that un-American will stop at nothing to retain his chokehold on power.

That totalitarian already has, on retainer, a battalion of unethical lawyers; rabid, foaming at the mouth, mouthpieces who are already chomping at the bit to present his cockamamie theory of voter fraud; trot out his totally unfounded, unsubstantiated case before a phalanx of his handpicked appointed, anointed federal judicial charlatans; inclusive of his six obsequious “supremes”; three of whom are absolutely beholden to him.

Little doubt these, in title only, judges, if still in possession of their souls, would sell them in a heartbeat (i.e., if they ever had hearts), to the highest bidder.

Even if he cannot overthrow America non-violently, that won’t stop him. He’s been rolling out his subversive back-up plan, right on the campaign trail; egging on his armed to the teeth private army of ass kissers; barking out his marching orders to his infantry of infants, who’ll spill out into the streets with a vengeance. We are talking about an all out Civil War, where these bloodthirsty Nazis and Klansmen will go on a mass murdering rampage to burn America down to the ground.

Our ballot box could be real Americans’ one last chance to oust that subversive bastard. What remains to be seen is whether or not there will be enough clearheaded voters who perceive Donald J. Trump to be the existential threat that he is. And, if so, if the will of We, the Good People will prevail.

My acute awareness of such ugliness, pretty much sums up what motivated me to complete and hand deliver my absentee ballot this past Wednesday.

On my drive home from City Hall, I was feeling the passion, anew, even more than I had following My First Time; for I was, indeed, voting like it would be My Last Time.

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The U.S. Extreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court judge… no, strike that… the U.S. Extreme Court judge, freshly installed by Mitch McConnell’s Republican dominated U.S. Senate, could sure use a refresher course re one of the most recognized, essential passages from the U.S. Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or 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.”

Founding Fathers • Bill of Rights • 1st Amendment • December 15, 1791

Barrett’s inability to recall the specific passage, re the people’s right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” was EITHER due to her anxiety OR her over-anxiousness to strike down that most fundamental of protections. Give her a listen.

One need not possess a sixth sense to know that puppeteer Donald J. Trump’s puppet will be adding her sixth voice to the majority opinion; her ruling that is certain to solidify her boss’s choke hold on civil liberties.

And, in the process, Amy Coney Barrett will be silencing Black Lives Matter protestors; as well as everybody else with legitimate grievances.

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Nonnegotioables

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All humans are born equal and must be treated as such.
The only honest way to judge people is by their character.

Relationships are built upon the cornerstone of love; mutual respect.
Crash the wrecking ball into that foundation and society will collapse.

Accountability for one’s actions is the pinnacle of maturity.
When we come of age, we must abandon our whiny, crybaby stage.

The pursuit of prosperity is fine, but that’s no excuse for gluttony.
Accrual of obscene wealth is oft at the expense of the impoverished.

When it’s Science vs. Ignorance, Science will always triumph.
Supidity can only usher in the death of humanity; our home world.

Selfless soldiers fight and die to secure our peace and liberty.
To devalue their hard fought and won battles spits in their faces.

Freedom of expression and assembly to air grievances are inalienable.
Anyone who’d dare to turn a deaf ear to such human rights is a tyrant.

To idolize ideologues is akin to making heroes out of zeros
When lionized, these ferocious, ravenous lions will devour us.

Our leaders are supposed to serve us; never vice versa.
Fragrant Freedom must always trump Flagrant Fascism.

Machinating autocrats must never be allowed to overstay their welcome.
When citizens cannot remove them peaceably, expect them to revolt.

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Fortune Cookie Blog (I Voted?)

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The slots of the paper shredder and ballot box electronic tabulator
present quite the uncanny resemblance. Pity people, who dwell in
nations where Fascism trumps and tramples Freedom. When auto-
crats machinate, there’s absolutely no diff between these machines!

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Hope for the best / Plan for the worst

For nearly four years, Donald J. Trump has successfully thwarted all Democrats’ and Independent Investigators’ best efforts to rein in his ongoing reign of terror.

As of late, he’s been [1] mucking up free, fair elections, [2] lawyering up to burn up the U.S. Constitution, [3] loading up his Supreme / Federal Court benches with suck-ups and [4] waking up his armed to the teeth, trigger-happy, domestic terrorist sleeper cells.

On numerous occasions, he has even declared that he won’t accept any Election Day outcome, other than one where he emerges victorious.

With all that in mind, I’m not the only one who is worried that, before November 2020 is even half over, Trump’s dual plot to overthrow our government and provoke Civil War could easily burn America down to the ground.

Folk’s (long sigh), there’s a whole new learning curve that I’ve yet to fully consider, let alone, master.

But, what I do suspect / expect, is that the America, that my compatriots and I have come to know and love, will soon wind up dead and buried.

Donny can and will solidify his choke-hold on power, by mucking up all modes of mass communication; Internet, radio / TV stations, cell phones and landlines. Hell, he could even sledgehammer the printing presses and crash the power grid, too.

And, sans the Net, my blogging days will be over.

With that in mind; I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for having shared your amazing, amusing and insightful content with me. I’d like to thank you, too, for your readership.

While I do intend to keep on posting for as long as I can, at this juncture, such a prospect is getting iffier by the second.

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A Not So Perfect Phone Call

My phone rang yesterday. Who was calling? A Man. As in THE MAN!

By the by, he had asked for me, by name. Uh-oh! His mission? Fundraising, on behalf of some police association, which I had never even heard of.

As part of his spiel, he made a point of emphasizing cops’ mounting concerns; specifically, how they oppose all legislation, which de-funds and demilitarizes their police departments. In the short time it took to ask if he could count on my donation, I felt it necessary to ask…

“Would you mind if we take a few moments for a philosophical discussion?”

My totally unanticipated question had EITHER unnerved him (upset his indoctrinated fund raising routine) OR struck a raw nerve within him. So much so that he asked me to re-ask my Q.

“Would you mind if we take a few moments for a philosophical discussion?”

Upon his warily allowing that, I offered up this follow up…

“Would it not be better for the police to devote their time to the policing, while relying on the social workers…”

He immediately, and rather curtly, cut me off and then opted to cut and run.

The very fact that Mr. Fundraiser was expecting everyone to support cops, unconditionally, to say the least, was (still is) excessively presumptuous; especially against today’s backdrop of worldwide racial / social unrest.

Had he allowed me to continue, I’d have mentioned how society needs police department social workers / psychologists, who gingerly “open” troubled minds, not cops who crack open skulls with clubs.

Alas, Mr. Show-Me-Da-Money’s mind was not open to my brand of business. And that certainly struck a raw nerve within me.

Look, don’t get me wrong. Some good cops, who favor brains over brawn, still do exist. Some may even harbor natural instincts, which make them fairly decent shrinks.

But, what of the bad cops; the bigots, who deem it their duty to go ape-shit crazy, each and every opportunity they get to tackle their work assignments; i.e., when they literally tackle suspects.

And God help said suspects when they’re not Christian Caucasians.

Typically, for a person of color, a phrase such as “they all lived happily ever after” is not how their story ends. Tragically, the suspect is running away only out of his justifiable fear that the racist cop, in hot pursuit, fully intends to gun him down; all the way down; as in six feet down. More often than not, he’ll realize his fears had been well founded; as he gasps his final breath.

Society must fully accept and implement the changes Black Lives Matter adherents are demanding; i.e., the end of police brutality and profiling. Doing so would concurrently halt the trampling of 1st Amendment protections (e.g. freedom of speech / freedom to protest).

And looking further down the road, America does not need and must never respect storm trooper cops who’d [1] snappily salute and bleat out “Yes Sir” to Fascist Donald J. Trump and [2] mindlessly follow his marching orders to complete his overthrow of America.

Considering today’s sickening political climate, whether or not there can be a favorable resolution to all that ails us / the U.S. will depend on who will be seated behind the Oval Office desk at high noon on Inauguration Day 2021.

In the meantime, the people who did cough up their money to Mr. Fundraiser, today, could even wind up buying the tear gas, which protestors will wind up coughing up from their lungs, tomorrow.

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