Whistle-Blower Pooches & Political Dogs (Vid of the Day)

 

If it’s, indeed, true that the world is going to the dogs, let’s hope our clip’s three featured pooches are leaders of the pack.

Granted, humankind’s best friends are not always well-behaved. However, unlike some humans, when confronted, they oft display a far more refined, superior sense of right and wrong… are far more willing to fess up to their transgressions… to feel the shame they have brought upon themselves.

That’s far more than can be said about politicians… namely…

• A certain, snarling, growling, lying through his teeth, guilty as hell, blatantly blameworthy, big-name political dog, who, stunningly, insists the never-ending, ever-growing list of his dirty deeds is “perfect”.

• The pack of rabid, howling wolves, who always have his back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumb Donald Rubs the Wrong Way (Vid of the Day)

Match Game had attained hit show status soon after Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather had become a big screen hit… also around the same time, the (perhaps) Godfather / Vito Corleone channeling, thuggish prez… Richard M. Nixon… was hitting political and personal rock bottom.

Anyway, had that fake prez not opted to abdicate and abscond, that days of yore commendable Congress… renown for bipartisanship / elevating the Constitution above the conman… would’ve certainly wound up impeaching, convicting and ousting Nixon.

Match Game’s question writers certainly had corrupt Corleone in mind… maybe even corrupt Nixon, too. Hell, they may’ve even been sufficiently clairvoyant to envision the present-day, impeached for corruption, Real Donald (who also fancies himself above the law).

Anyway, these wordsmiths wound up concocting our featured clip’s following, fill-in-the-blank, Dumb Donald question for emcee Gene Rayburn to pose to his contestant… thusly…

“The Godfather said to Dumb Donald, ‘I don’t think you’re
gonna work out as a hitman. When I told you to rub Louie
out, I didn’t mean you should use a – – – – BLANK – – – -‘”

Let’s all watch to find out how many celebs our contestant manages to match…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let Freedom Ring (Vid of the Day)

Whenever any elected representative of The People believes he is above the law… arrogantly trots out his malevolent, virulent, malignant brand of totalitarianism… harbors a closed mind, stone heart and inert soul… appears barren of even one scintilla of remorse… he only serves his own interests. More to the point, he no longer serves in the best interests of The People… and deserves a punishment by The People… at a level which is directly proportional to his offensive conduct.

This past evening’s vote within the U.S. House of Representatives, which approved the two Articles of Impeachment of one Donald J. Trump, is only Step #1 of a much needed and long overdue, corrective, Constitutional process.

However… seeing how the Senate Majority Leader… one Mitch McConnell… so arrogantly marches in lockstep with his corrupt Oval Office puppeteer… this means that Step #2… the removal of the fake prez from the office he has sullied… will not be forthcoming.

Seeing how The Impeached appears to be oblivious to the seriousness of his offenses and, consequently, is totally incapable of rehabilitation, this means that, left unchecked, we can expect him to go on a seething with vengeance rampage in the days ahead.

Ergo, this American encourages Freedom’s champions… domestic and worldwide… to savor what little is left of our sweet Liberty. After all, if America deteriorates even further into a Fascist state, that falling “domino” could trigger the tumbling of other dominoes / nations, too.

I hereby echo lyricist Samuel Francis Smith’s “Let Freedom Ring” sentiment… the foundation to his song My Country ‘Tis of Thee… as sung by Aretha Franklin at President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration Day ceremony… and dedicate our Vid of the Day to the United States… to the U.S… to all of us!

 

 

 

 

 

Dumb Donald Reads? (Vid of the Day)

On August 9, 1974, fake prez Tricky Dicky Nixon abdicated and absconded to avoid a virtually certain House impeachment and Senate conviction / ouster.

In that same era, Match Game’s creative (and perhaps clairvoyant) writers were thinking up fill-in-the-blank, Dumb Donald scenarios for game show emcee Gene Rayburn to pose to his contestants.

To paraphrase the proceedings from our Vid of the Day clip, Dumb Donald is so dumb that every morning, he opens the paper and reads the (BLANK) to see if his name is in it. Of course, we will need to overlook a bit of a glitch, which is in play here. All things considered, the Real Donald doesn’t read much of anything.

Anyway, how contestant Gloria responds is so fitting in describing this very December morning’s media-wide reality show… namely… the anticipated, impending impeachment of Donald J. Trump… which, FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, is tantamount to his self-inflicted, political demise.

What makes this event especially tragic is that it never needed to go down like this. To stay out of trouble, all Trump had to do was play by all of the U.S. Constitution’s rules / honor his oath of office / elevate America’s interests above his own.

Or in lieu of that… he could’ve simply resorted to doing what he does best… e.g., babbling incoherently wherever he speaks, cheating on his wife, golfing and slamming down junk food while binge watching his fave FOX network’s propaganda ministers preaching / puking the fake news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Effects Enhanced Poll Numbers ~ Vid(s) of the Day

Normally, I wouldn’t put much faith in fiction-based FOX reportage (fake news). But, when their poll numbers take into account Donald J. Trump, who deems himself unaccountable to no one… when his pals fail to march in lockstep with what he demands of them (unconditional, shameless, saccharin, sycophantic flattery) such stats do become all the more damning.

FOX News has officially reported that 50% of registered voters want Trump impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives AND convicted / removed from office by the U.S. Senate. Considering how an additional 4% want him impeached sans removal from office, eventually, even they might deem it wise to show Putin’s Perfect Puppet the White House Exit Signs.

It’d be highly advisable for Republican Senators to immediately abandon the sinking fast, U.S.S. Trump. After all, when an actual at sea ship is taking on water… the Birkenhead Drill… i.e., that cardinal “women and children first rule”… doth apply.

Granted, these immensely and intensely partisan legislative hacks do, superficially masquerade as adults. But, when we truthfully assess / factor in their critical lack of emotional / developmental maturity, how could we not deem them children?

Children who’d even horrify the whiniest, screechiest Terrible Two Tyke who has ever thrown an epic, grand mal seizure of a temper tantrum (from time immemorial)…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like you to do us a favor, though (Take 2)

One of the problems with Donald J. Trump’s trying to shake down Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, is this issue does not resonate well with average Americans… i.e., it does not “hit home” close enough.

Seeing how Robert Mueller left it up to Congress to punish Trump for hobnobbing with Russians, and how Donny assumed (correctly) that nobody would dare to even try, he also took that to mean that he could do whatever he damned pleases. To that end… in no time flat… he was on the phone with Zelensky.

Now, seeing how he’ll likely wind up Impeached by House Democrats and Exonerated by Senate Republicans… well… he WILL Quid Pro Quo again… and Again… AND AGAIN.

And let’s say his next dirty deal (attempt at extortion) does hit home… and hit hard, the average people (like you and me). Check out this sadistic, domestic, purely HYPOTHETICAL scenario…

PREFACE: Meet the pharmaceutical pioneer, Doctor Adam Zellweger (no relation to actor Renée) who, following decades of painstaking research and clinical trials on volunteer human test subjects, has discovered the most efficacious drug ever conceived by humankind… i.e., the miracle medicine that’ll instantaneously wipe all Cancer off the face of the Earth. The FDA is mere moments away from approving this wonder drug when…

Donny, ravenous for campaign dollars (to fund the unconstitutional bid for his 2032 reelection), picks up the phone to make his congratulatory call to Zellweger.

Trump: I’m calling to applaud you Dr. Zellweger. What you’ve done is tremendous, almost as tremendous as my attracting the largest applauding Inauguration Day crowds in American History in 2017, 2021, 2025 and 2029. Now, I do know you’re still in need of FDA approval for your tremendous drug… and I do have the power to speed up that process.… but… uh… I would like you to do us a favor though.

Zellweger: And what might that be?

Trump: Initially, you are to donate a $100 million lump sum to my campaign, so I can run for a tremendous fifth term as your tremendous president. And then, once you get FDA approval, once the billions of bucks start rolling in, I’ll start siphoning off your profits. Now, as your tremendous president and benefactor, I believe my tremendous services to you… my yuge influence in this matter… is worthy of a split of the profits… oh… say… 90/10.

Zellweger: So, let me get this straight. No FDA approval till I agree to your terms? I’ll bet that 90% will be your cut, too, huh?

Trump: Take it or leave it Doctor Z.

Zellweger: Do you realize that your causing the FDA to drag its heels will subject millions of cancer patients to needless agony and death?

Trump: Hey, that’d be all your fault, not mine. To save their lives, all you need do is do us that favor.

Well, my readers, what if Dr. Z opts not to knuckle under to Trump’s pressure? And what if, someday, it will be you, me or one of our loved ones lying, crying and dying in that hospice bed?

Today’s hypothetical scenario could easily become tomorrow’s life or death, reality show.

Such a story amply demonstrates why a House Impeachment and a Senate Conviction / Ouster is in order… and long overdue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liar Liar DeCeit Liars! (Vid of the Day)

Attn song parodists / videographers: With a judicious updating of the lyrical / visual content, Liar Liar could become the perfect tune for Washington DeCeit’s imperfect times.

From the oh btw dept: This song is especially dedicated to anyone who can be deemed a pathological liar, deceiver, fibber, fabricator, equivocator, perjurer. That duly noted…

Howdy WordPress visitors: Although it’s tough to track down a song that’ll cover each unique, ensuing, ideological crisis, thanks to Debbie Harry’s cover of the Castaways’ Liar Liar and her videographer’s incorporation of thuggish criminal visuals, the overall effect does tend to support what we suspect is going down within the bowels of the White House… a.k.a. DT’s smoke filled, War Room think tank… correction… within his think tank of non-thinkers

Now, as for what, exactly, these conspirators might be conniving, who the hell knows? Perhaps a plot (or two or three) that’d be tantamount to… worst case scenario… selling out America to a ruthless dictator (whose shortened first name rhymes with BAD)?

At the very least, such evil machinations could interfere with a blogger’s ability to expose the tru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impeach the President ~ Vid of the (Election) Day

Back in the early 1970s, Tricky Dicky Nixon was every bit the crook he adamantly claimed not to be. Consequently, he was facing down the all too real prospects of both House impeachment and Senate conviction. Only his fight or flight political instincts, favoring the latter, spared him the Constitutional ouster / indignity he truly deserved.

About twenty months prior to that outcome, a funk band, The Honey Drippers (with Nixon in mind) had recorded the aptly titled tune… Impeach the President.

Seeing how its composer, Roy Charles Hammond (a.k.a. Roy C), was / is quite the savvy lyricist, he had intentionally kept the lyrics sufficiently ambiguous to extend this song’s shelf-life. Indeed, this song does translate well into our Trumpian times.

And seeing how America’s voting booths are open for biz this very Tuesday, what better day to make Impeach the President our Vid of the (Election) Day.

Let’s give a listen to The Representatives’ 2017 cover version…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Is He? A Riddle!

 

His Dee Cee political birth was a breech
His hold on power depends on hate speech
His oratory is word salad screech
He is a political / societal leech

He flips off the textbook facts, which smart folks teach
He turns two deaf ears, to the values priests preach
His words and deeds, are an ethics code breach
His moral compass, is far beyond reach

He flips off all forms of oversight’s bleach
He defies quick-fix advice, we beseech
His witch-hunt / fake news rants are full of keech
He’s off the deep end, THE END, let’s impeach!

 

 

 

 

Remembering Our First Job

 

Most of us can fondly recall the very first time we ever heard those magic words, “You’re hired!” In our younger days, when our résumés presented no appreciable work history, landing that first job depended more upon how well we had answered the interviewer’s questions… especially those queries specifically designed to help evaluate the level of each applicant’s work ethic, intellectual curiosity and personal integrity.

Indeed, to harbor such virtues was (hopefully still is) to earn each prospective boss’s trust… allay her/his legitimate concerns that we might be unable to meet the company’s expectations.

Of course, next came our very first day on the job… typically starting with the probationary phase where we’d remain under the constant, watchful gaze of superiors… where it’d be totally up to us to prove and improve our talents… to meet and exceed said expectations… in short… to earn our keep.

Well, nowadays, when it comes down to “hiring” / electing our representatives to government positions… well… long sigh… sad to say… it seems that expectations-wise, the bar has become set really, Really, REALLY low.

For proof, one need not look far. There’s an extraordinarily, inexperienced new hire punching the Oval Office time clock. If he, indeed, actually possesses even a minimally genuine work ethic, even a smattering of intellectual curiosity and one milligram of personal integrity… well… he’s certainly doing his very damnedest to totally deep six any evidence such virtues exist within his psyche. More to the point…

  1. So far… he has taken an inordinate number of (golfing) breaks, which I suppose is not all bad. After all, it’s whenever he IS “on the job” that the real damage begins. His idea of “a job well done” is to mass-produce chaos. More specifically… his battle plan is to unleash economic and ecological devastation… belittle and browbeat society’s young, disabled, aged and ailing… taunt, demean, objectify and assault women… harass and dehumanize the LGBTQ community… ratchet up racial and religious intolerance… exploit and crush the working poor… promote and proliferate corrupt corporations and cronyism… inculcate, abroad, feelings of distrust, disgust and flat-out hatred towards America, which can only trigger more terrorist attacks, conventional warfare and perhaps even thermonuclear exchange / mutual assured destruction (MAD).
  2. So far… his cocksure, Mr. Know-It-All bluster all but ensures the permanence of his closed minded, ignorance. Indeed, he exhibits an absolute unwillingness to learn one damned thing and possesses / is possessed by a resolve to fight off, tooth and nail, anyone even attempting to educate him.1
  3. So far… be it his improper upbringing / arrested development or his being a sociopath… he cannot even be trusted to know the difference between right and wrong… that amply proven by his own relentless attempts to quash FBI director James Comey’s investigation of the whole effing mess re Russia… and then firing said director for not knuckling under.

Remembering Our First Job, again, I now ask you, if any of us had ever, similarly, turned our workplaces upside down, don’t you think we’d have been called on the carpet? Maybe even heard the words, “You’re fired!”?

Oh, what a shame that there’s no such probationary period during which an utter failure of a prez could be pink-slipped. Oh, what a pity we cannot utter #45’s favorite “You’re Fired” catchphrase and then promptly show him the door.

Regrettably, impeachment and removal from office is a task left up to the U.S. Senate and House… both legislative bodies, at present, suffering from Republican majorities and inhabited with spineless, pathetic old men. Very few of them could ever be counted on to prioritize patriotism over petty partisanship AND may even share some (if not all) of #45’s deplorable character flaws. Needless to say, left unchecked, the so-called prez will continue hammering away at America and our world until there’s nothing left.

That means, Vladimir Putin permitting, our next opportunity to “drain the swamp” and elect new respectable, responsible legislators and a new, respectable, responsible president won’t arrive (respectively) until 2018 and 2020.

That’s when my blog title, Remembering Our First Job, will take on a far more significant connotation. What this must entail is our NEVER forgetting that, via the ballot box, WE are the bosses of our leaders… NEVER vice versa.

Citizens, not just in America, but also living in every freedom and democracy loving nation, worldwide, must ALWAYS actively participate in each and every new election cycle… view all candidates to be the job applicants they are and then interview and vet them… leaving no stone unturned. To not do so?

Well… as of my blog posting time, in the past, scant six months, we’ve already seen the massive damage done because too many fools had said, “You’re hired” to an entity who, indisputably, is devoid of a genuine work ethic… is sorely lacking an insatiable intellectual curiosity and… when it comes down to possessing a rock solid level of personal integrity… the bogus businessman is morally bankrupt.

Remembering Our First Job is also to fearlessly roar out, “NEVER AGAIN!”

 

 

1The former head of the United Negro College Fund, Arthur Fletcher, had summed it up best when he coined the phrase to lament, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste!”