Goodbye! GET LOST!

Donald J. Trump has been experiencing hallucinations; the strange voices, within his noggin, which delude him into the belief that he’s been denied a second term due to “widespread voter fraud”.

Nope, not even for a nanosecond, would he ever consider that his loss, in part, is due to his own monumental incompetence and contemptible conduct. To flesh that out, his abject negligence, re COVID-19 containment, has, SO FAR, caused over 263,000 people to die on his watch.

Indeed, just about all that’s rattling around within his mucked up head is his stop, at nothing, compulsion to reinstall his Fascist régime EITHER for four more years OR for forever (likely the latter). He’s even been making highly irrational and illegal demands that Michigan trash multiple millions of legally cast ballots; inclusive of mine.

However, our bipartisan State Board of Canvassers had a far better idea. Just yesterday, in a move that was tantamount to swatting his grubby, power grabbing paws and admonishing not so fast you effing Fascist, they voted to certify our 2020 election results:

  • Joe Biden / Kamala Harris = 2,804,040 • 50.6%
  • Donald Trump/Mike Pence = 2,649,852 • 47.8%

And that simultaneously secures our state’s 16 electoral votes for Biden / Harris and submerges subversive Trump.

As a lifelong Michigan resident and nearly half century long registered voter, I take pride in how my cast ballot, along with the 2,804,039 others, have helped empower the Biden / Harris team. And that could not have proved a more timely, more powerful statement, too!

It also pleases me, no end, that Michigan has played such a pivotal role in shutting down despotic Donald’s (attempted) nationwide ballot box coup d’état!

In the larger sense, We the People, who know what the Real America is all about, at least for the time being, have managed to stare down and halt Fascism; dead in its tracks!

Albeit 3 weeks late, let the transition from depravity to decency rock ‘n’ roll!

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ER RN Jodi Doering’s Frank Talk

“CNN’s Alisyn Camerota speaks with Jodi Doering, a nurse from South Dakota who says some of her coronavirus patients often don’t want to believe that Covid-19 is real, even in their dying moments.”

Clip and blurb courtesy of CNN • Nov 16, 2020 • 717,337 views

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ER RN Jodi Doering’s frank discussion with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota focuses upon a flawed, fractured societal attitude that, to say the least, is worrisome.

To say more, cult leader Donald J. Trump and suck-up apprentices, such as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, are both guilty of downplaying the ferociously contagious, deadly Corona-V; so much so, that they’ve totally mucked up their susceptible, submissive and subversive devotees’ heads.

It should come as no big surprise that gullible Trumpers adamantly refuse to mask-up to prevent the spread of COVID-19; a disease, which, in error, they either don’t believe exists or that they equate with a case of the sniffles.

While, in theory, it would still be possible for the soon-to-be President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take a crack at ending the pandemic, such an attempt would require the co-operation of everyone. However, considering the hopelessly brainwashed individuals they’ll need to contend with, just how, pray tell, will they ever work that miracle?

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A Clearheaded Bird’s-Eye View

Mere moments ago, courtesy of a YouTube introduction, they opened my ears to SongBird, who has alighted on a branch that’s gently swaying in the winds of change. Thanks to the Interwebs, she is now omnipresent; perched outside ALL of our Windows.

For the benefit of all concerned souls, her joyous song, Let it Go, resolutely reassures us that there’s still hope for America; our home world.

Let’s all revel in her oh so delightful warbling, bask in her clearheaded message that refutes the temperamental Twittering Trump’s unTrue Tweets that he still rules the roost; rejoice in her tough love approach of informing Tweety that he must now [1] accept responsibility for all of his foul words and deeds, [2] concede he lost, [3] promptly molt his business suit, [4] test flap his political wings and [5] prepare to fly south for the winter where he must winter within his Mar-a-Lago gilded cage, forevermore.

Most assuredly, Tweety should feel damned lucky that, at least for the moment, he won’t be facing down the retribution that transcends the voters’ legally cast ballots, which have booted him out of his DC nest. Were justice to ever prevail, that li’l birdbrain would get ensnared in the legal system’s punishment, that is due him, for flagrantly flipping the bird at the laws of God and (wo)man.

Indeed, were fair play truly in play, it’d be high time for that birdbrain to become a jailbird; for dud orange Don to don orange duds!

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“Projecting” Victory

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DISCLAIMER: My degree is in Communication Arts, NOT Psychiatry. Additionally, I have no proof to support my hypothesis. Nonetheless, what follows is still discussion-worthy.

The political pundits’ post 2020 Election Day, morning after, hand wringing game is already in triple overtime.

Their BIG Q’s:

• How could the public opinion polls have been so wrong AGAIN?
• WTF happened to Joe Biden’s oft double digit lead over Donald Trump?

While these analysts’ have presented several, totally plausible theories, to the best of my knowledge, they have yet to consider the possibility that:

The pollsters, in actuality, were NOT wrong! Really? How so?

Well, as many of us are already painfully aware, Trump is renown for accusing his foes of the very chicanery that he, himself, is guilty of.

Shrinks would sum up such mental illness in one word: PROJECTION.

Based upon the fake prez dredging up / regurgitating, AGAIN, on this very day, his uncorroborated by evidence accusation that his opponent is plotting to steal the election from him, once we factor in projection (and paranoia), would that not make the perpetrator of such political skulduggery none other than Donald J. Trump?

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Trump Victorious / Humanity Defeated

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It’s now approximately one hour past midnight in the Eastern U.S. time zone, the polls are closed all across my homeland and, I don’t believe I’m going too far out on a limb to type in and “go with” my above headline.

Seeing how I just woke up, mere minutes ago, from a much needed, nearly four hour long nap, my prognostication is based, in part, upon my viewing a mere smattering of discouraging, preliminary seesawing ballot counts; all courtesy of the aired / streamed Election Night programming.

The other “in part” taps into a gut reaction, based upon my acquired, over a lifetime, understanding of stripped down to the fundamentals, human nature.

Specifically, we’re talking about how my regrettably gullible compatriots, regardless of political stripe, tend to succumb to greed and, perhaps worse than that, virtually always vote against their own best interests. Factor in their cult behavior; brainwashing “services” “courtesy” of one Donald J. Trump and a phalanx of his owned and operated propaganda ministers and voilà… to borrow a hackneyed phrase… we’ve got a (climate change intensified) perfect storm; already in progress.

And”progress” hardly describes where America will, once again, be heading.

Bottom line, foolhardy, selfish folks, all across the late, once-upon-a-time great America, would rather improve their own bottom line / feather their own nests. And they will pay for it DEARLY. Hell, they’ll drag all the rest of us down with them; i.e., force us ALL to pay for it DEARLY.

Once again, they’ve propped up the worst entity, in recorded history, and, in the process, pumped up his preexisting massive ego. They’ve utterly failed to realize that, in his 1-page book, he, AND ONLY HE, is Number 1.

So, in our rear view mirrors, we now witness the long faces of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; watch them reluctantly waving Americans bye-bye for the last time. Their plans to reconnect with science to resuscitate our dying planet and rescue humanity from the coronavirus; to restore basic human decency; to reunite our fractured society…

Folks, the dream of Joe and Kamala; your dream; my dream for a better day is all over.

Instead, the Trumpian nightmare will continue to rage on… and on… and on… and on…

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

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What Really Matters

PREFACE: For reasons unknown, my original blog, as posted earlier this day, appeared minus the YouTube companion clip. When the WordPress gremlins would not allow me to correct the problem, I opted to trash my post and have another go at it. This time, Gremlins permitting, we’ll have 2 options; either viewing this Must See Vid, above(?), or over at YouTube.

Wherever you wind up watching it, check out Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube Channel commentary, which sets up the content, thusly…

“We are now less than two weeks away from the election and it’s time to focus on something we cannot afford to forget, healthcare. The vast majority of this country agrees that health insurance should cover Americans with pre-existing conditions. But the Republican party, and that includes the President and Congress, only has a plan to do away with protections for pre-existing conditions. If they are allowed to do that, millions of people are going to suffer. This is not a partisan issue. Four out of five Americans want this. Democrats and Republicans. Two-thirds of Republicans want this, but the majority of Republicans in office don’t. They say they do but their actions say the opposite. So Jimmy’s wife Molly made a video that details their experience with their 3-year-old son Billy, who was born with a pre-existing condition, to help everyone remember what this election is really about.”

Jimmy Kimmel • Oct 22, 2020

Beyond my added “Amen” and kudos to the Kimmels for telling it like it really is, I now offer up my impassioned plea.

Dear American Registered Voters,

As the Kimmel family’s vlog amply illustrates, there are certain issues, inclusive of healthcare, which must always transcend partisan politics. Regrettably, Donald J. Trump either DOES NOT or CHOOSES NOT to acknowledge the fact that our elected leaders are supposed to preside over a society that’s conducive to meeting the basic needs of humanity.

It appears to be way above his pay grade to ever buy into anything that’d ever help anyone, other than himself. That leaves those of us of sound mind, good conscience and compassionate heart but one remaining option.

We the People must oust Donald J. Trump via the Ballot Box! Within our two-party system, the one and only way to assure that, is to elect the Joe Biden / Kamala Harris team.

EITHER vote early by absentee ballot (and hand deliver it on or before Election Day) OR mask-up to vote at the polls on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Stay aware my compatriots,

Tom

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And the Fly said, “HELP ME!”

To properly “unpack” the content from last night’s 90 minute long debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice Prez Mike Pence, it could easily exceed 90 minutes. Were that to happen, it’d also turn off you, the reader, who’s likely ISO thumbnail political analysis, STAT! Ergo, I’ll try to mitigate the word count.

Suffice to say, this debate left much to be desired.

For starters, I found it particularly irritating / infuriating how Harris got repeatedly interrupted by Pence, who had deemed it his undeserved, gender birthright to dominate both his opponent and moderator Susan Page.

Also, Harris had missed some key opportunities to more forcefully refute the always running off at the mouth, running overtime, evasive Pence, who was doing little more than regurgitating the paint-by-numbers, hackneyed and (damned near always) disingenuous Trumpian talking points.

To be fair to Harris, this liberated man fully understands how women are harshly and unduly criticized for the same level of assertiveness, which men are complimented for. No doubt, her awareness of this odious bias toned down her debating rhetoric and style.

Seeing how I’d be remiss not to cite at least one specific debating moment, let’s discuss how Pence had, point blank, challenged Harris to state whether or not, if empowered, the Biden Admin would stack the Supreme Court; i.e., via the addition of liberal judges.

Of course, Harris and Joe Biden have deemed it wise to avoid answering yes or no in such forums. Their rationale is sound due to the complexity of this issue. More to the point, it’s damned near impossible to shoehorn any meaningful dialogue into a debate format that’s hindered by time constraints and regimented questions ISO soundbite, catch phrase replies.

Ergo, Harris opted to pivot, instead; point out how the Trump Admin, itself, is all about stacking / loading up the Supreme and Circuit Courts with lifetime appointee ideologues.

Aside: We are talking about judicial hacks who are best described as arch-conservative, under-qualified and oft incompetent.

The Senator’s response was satisfactory, yet, a much better zinger could’ve gone along these lines:

Mr. Pence, tell me, tell all Americans, just how the 67 percent conservative Supreme Court bench, which both you and Donald J. Trump lust for, fairly represents / evenhandedly serves an America that’s ONLY 35 percent conservative?

Reminder: These are my words.

And if time permitted, Ms. Harris could’ve even pointed out that judges are not supposed to be wearing MAGA hats; or for that matter, brown shirts and white Klansman robes / hoods.

Even the fly, which had landed on Mike Pence’s snow white tresses could smell the stench; the white nationalist / Fascist state shit, which, just like a nasty COVID-19 plume, wafts all around the Trump / Pence camp.

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BONUS CLIP:

And I Approve JB’s Message

Within the political arena, rarely, has so much been said in 10 seconds.

If this released almost in real time ad, involves Joe Biden’s own intellectual property, we can regard him as:

Clearheaded
Clever
Classy

Hmm… if this is any indication of JB’s quick on the uptake debating skills, he should be able to take full advantage of nearly every syllable exiting DJT’s piehole.

Hmm… perhaps Donny’s animal wrangler should feed him some pre-debate peanut butter to ensure his mouth is moving each time the offstage impressionist / ventriloquist throws his voice into the dummy; just to ensure he expresses himself in a (more or less) coherent manner.

Hmm… perhaps it’d be wise for Joe to read Donny his Miranda Rights beforehand, too…

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.”

 

 

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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.

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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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