That’s a Godly Man?

How the Hell does anyone ever wind up multiple decades into biological adulthood and still throw temper tantrums? Hmm… perhaps we should call them Trumper Tantrums? Yep, that’d give credit where credit is due.

So, WTF was “Godly Man’s” goal? Did he actually expect these underpaid, essential Walmart workers… these courageous sentinels patrolling the COVID-19 frontlines… to apologize profusely? Beg him not to leave?

Obviously, he neither knows nor cares about the fact that with 95% mask compliance… throughout the remainder of 2020, alone… we could save 70,000 lives!

He needs to realize that his beef is not with retail workers… it’s with Donald J. Trump.

If “Godly Man” could harness just a minuscule fraction of his rage and channel it more productively / appropriately he’d vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Their winning the White House is America’s best bet for, eventually, making mask wearing a thing of the past.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!”

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Find Something New?

Internet Forum threads do risk getting overlooked.

Case in Point: YouTube commentator Margret Q’s gem…

“I cannot tell a lie.” – George Washington
“I cannot tell the truth.” – Donald Trump
“I cannot tell the difference.” – Trump voter

If this is Ms. Q’s intellectual property, she must repurpose this text as a bumper sticker and/or billboard sign.

All she’d need to add is…

Elect Joe Biden / Kamala Harris

A brilliant Bumper Sticker / Signage career awaits you, Ms. Q!

Hmm.. what a shame my pep talk will wind up overlooked, too. This could’ve added a bit of depth to the two-dimensional Ivanka Trump’s insipid, let’em eat cake, jewel encrusted, “find something new”, window dressing message to the masses.

 

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.