Year End Riddle: Who Is He?

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He’s stoned high on himself; drunk on raw power
High on his high horse; holed up in high tower

He cedes high road to reign; his reins: ball and chain
Seeds storm clouds with filth, “green” eyes downpour rain

He stows stone beneath sternum; rocks between ears
Boasts high on hog’s life; toasts Fascist pig peers

Brutal Cops, Nazis, Klansmen, are best buds he treasures
Feeding off their vile vibe; he cops pervy pleasures

Depictions / descriptions; depressed regions; war-torn
All human suffering and death; are that sicko’s porn

Triple X starlets role play; become cheating cad’s crushes
Their bejeweled, plastic bods; afford him gold rushes

He shuns “raincoats” and masks, that fend off infections
In both daydreams and nightmares; he plots insurrections

His rallies roll out; all the known nasty “isms”
That fracture society; with too tough to fix schisms

He beds down, best bud bedlam; they cohabit and mate
They hate to make love; yet, love to make hate

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Supersized US

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As far as food product marketing scams go, this one may sound innocuous, yet…

The practice of supersizing portions (“just” to speed up repeat business / fatten the corporate bottom line) can also (literally) fatten the consumer’s bottom line.

In addition to bigger servings leading to bigger butts (depending on the product), the accompanying, alarmingly unhealthy tonnage of sodium, sugars and saturated fats can lead to hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoarthritis, etc.

Let’s flesh this issue out… oh… say… by talking peanut butter (preferably the healthier variety that requires our stirring the separated peanut oil back in).

CAUTION: No discussion would be complete sans a warning of potentially debilitating and deadly Peanut Allergies. Best advice to first time, potential, goober eaters is to always exercise caution; i.e., seek advice from your primary care physician!

So, here’s where we’re at. We’ll start by factoring in the peanut butter industry-wide suggested excessive, serving size; as well as crunch the other sandwich ingredients’ numbers…

  • 190 calories [2 tbsp (32g) peanut butter]
  • 160 calories [2 slices of bread]
  • +50 calories [1 tbsp (20g) jelly or jam]
  • 400 calories [Grand Total]

400 calories for JUST 1 sandwich? Geesh, that’s 20% of the typical adult’s daily, 2,000 calorie intake; which can easily stymie our best intentions (New Year’s Resolutions?) to stick to a nutritionally well-balanced diet.

Additional Stats: Each jar of my favorite peanut butter brand promises 23 sandwiches, total, however, by my spreading it just a tad more sparingly, I’ve been able to net 8 additional sandwiches (31 total). This also drops the calorie count from 190 down to 141. Doing the math:

190 calories X 23 sandwiches = 4370 calories
4370 calories ÷ 31 sandwiches = 141 calories

  • 141 [PB]
  • 160 [Bread]
  • +50 [Jelly / Jam]
  • 351 [New Total]

This sandwich total can be further reduced by
buying lower calorie breads and fruit spreads;
or, even better yet, slicing up some fresh fruit.

Beyond That: These 8 extra sandwiches mean that, for every 3 jars of peanut butter (8 X 3 = 24), I’m netting 1 more sandwich than each jar’s peddled 23. Yep, that’s like getting 1 FREE PB JAR for every 3 purchased. Even better, I’m easily maintaining my old college day’s “fighting weight”; and, all the while not sacrificing one iota of PB&J sandwich flavor.

Beyond Beyond That: By not using up the PB so rapidly, this helps compensate for supply chain woes, which, way too frequently, render our supermarkets’ PB and J aisles barren.

Beyond Beyond Beyond That: Staying fit and trim just might, someday, save my life in yet another way. You see, this liberty loving, liberal can envision literally fleeing for my freedom; namely, outrunning fascistic freak Trump’s Inauguration Day 2025 “parade”; one overrun by his marauding QAnon zombies; menacing, MAGA maniacs; psycho Proud Boys; deployed goosestepping goons and rolled out tank commandos.

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A Sorta Retraction

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Preface: I post the following content voluntarily; under no pressure other than that exerted by my own good conscience / desire to maintain a fair-minded blogger image. However, I’m in no way legitimizing the conduct of anyone deemed to be of bad conscience; and there will be a slew of them present, below. That duly noted, let’s get ‘er done…

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Contained within one of my recent posts, I made the following blanket statement…

“Nazis just like Donald J. Trump and the 74,223,369 Nazis who voted for him last November.”

CommonSenseTom • Blog Title: Must See MeTV Tonight! • 11/11/2021

While it’s true that those 74 million voters backed Trump at the ballot box, not all of them are swastika arm-banded, goosestepping, concentration camp commandants itching to preside over a latter-day Holocaust.

But, lest anyone even begin to breathe a sigh of relief; ever be foolhardy enough to grant them blanket amnesty…

We must keep in mind the other ideologies Trumpers harbor; how any particular one of these mindsets (or permutation thereof) could mutate America into a whole different animal; perhaps, even relegate the United States of America to just four words scrawled across a dusty, midldewed, wrinkled, tattered, bullet-riddled, bloodstained map.

Now, generally speaking the Trump camp is in no way monolithic.

Were we to flesh / flush ‘em out we’d discover this “Top” 10 List:

  • Low Info Voters who get programmed by his propagandists
  • Sycophants who fantasize / feel arousal for their icky “hero”
  • Rabid Capitalists who lust after / worship the almighty buck
  • Evangelical Christians who blindeye his hedonism/misogyny
  • Social Conservatives who incorrectly assess him like-minded
  • Q-Anon Conspiracists who are bat-crap crazy; chronically so
  • Proud Boys/Domestic Terrorists, who live to see freedom die
  • Militant Bigoted Cops who, in error, think he has their backs
  • Gun Nut Dudes who cannot otherwise… ahem… measure up
  • Chickenhawks who get off on seeing spilt red blood / red ink

Beyond that, I’ve lived out my entire (over three score) lifetime under the influence of this sagacious advisory…

“People will judge you by the company you keep!”

My Mother and Father • c1958 and onward

Doubtlessly such sentiments (coupled with my anger re Trump’s January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol) both played significant roles in my issuing my 11/11/2021 blanket statement.

What a shame the individuals who conform to one (or more of) those 10 classifications cannot conform to my lessons in life; courtesy of my learned folks.

For if they could take such a message to heart, they’d immediately disassociate themselves from Donald J. Trump and, in turn, gradually start shedding their ugly, Nazi sympathizer image.

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Slag

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Pseudo americans, a.k.a. Trumpers, insurrectionists, cultists,
Klansmen and Nazis, do feel unwarranted, undue reverence
for their Confederate States/Civil War “warriors”; do bow to
their busts and statuary which, truth be told, do prop up the
bigoted, cowardly traitors to America. ALL, who do succumb
to delusion, do go berserk at mere mention that their “icons”,
have absolutely no place within enlightened society, and, as
such, must be razed and dispatched to the nearest recycling
and / or smelting facilities. These idolaters could learn much
from the can-do team spirit of the flying overhead, flocks of
pigeons, who do duly decorate tingod soldiers with doo-doo!

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Broken Down by Demographics

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Preface: The finest, fair, foolproof method to honestly evaluate humankind involves one, particular demographic; namely, the determination of GOOD or EVIL. This is not about “playing God”; it’s a matter of indulging one’s survival instinct. To appraise a person, based upon far less meaningful characteristics, typically, invites unwelcome discriminatory practices; the type which also necessitate the more in depth blog, that follows…

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Up till June 19, 1865, African-Americans, enslaved in Texas, had not even heard of President Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation; which, in part, stated ”all persons held as slaves” (within the rebellious states) “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Alas, even honest Abe got bogged down by parentheticals, which in this instance, resulted in ALL not meaning ALL [read full text here].

Leaping forward, approximately a century and a half, to just yesterday, President Joe Biden signed into law the (mostly) bipartisan legislation, which this Saturday and henceforward, shall make June 19th (Juneteenth) a Federal Holiday.

The good news: We actually discovered that the U.S. Senate, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, had unanimously given this proposal their thumbs up.

The bad news: For no good reason, at all, 14 good-for-nothing U.S. Representatives thumbed their noses.

Such naysayers (and the constituents they suck up to), in all likelihood, were not ready to shed their (figurative?) white robes / hoods and brown shirts / swastika emblazoned accoutrements; such butt ugly attitudes and gaudy apparel already situating them on the wrong side of history.

To cut to the chase: When anyone allows society to be broken down by discriminatory demographics (e.g. skin melanin content), the phrase “broken down”, inherently, fleshes out the very conundrum, which has sickened American society; dating all the way back to 1619, when slave trader mariners first came ashore in North America.

Suffice to say, for us to wish African-Americans “Happy Juneteenth”, will serve more as the welcomed, long overdue morale booster than afford a sorely needed curative to the five centuries old bigotry / chronic mental illness that still afflicts our homeland.

Blameworthy, by and large, are the right wing extremist power junkies, who shamelessly prop up their entire, pathetic, political careers by promoting, provoking and prolonging systemic racism; all for the express purpose of pandering to their deplorable voter base.

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What’ll Happen Tonight @ 23:59:59?

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How apropos that, Stateside, our Halloween and Election Day are mere days apart.

What could be scarier than our electorate’s spooky entities, who don’t know what the real America stands for; namely, equality, liberty and justice for all. In their state of abject ignorance these hobgoblins and hooligans are sure to vote accordingly; so much so, that they’re hell-bent on re-empowering one Donald J. Trump, their, in title only, president; their zero hero from Hell.

These cultists cannot even begin to see him as the existential threat to Democracy that he is.

Truth is, science denier Trump has, SO FAR, willfully permitted Corona-V to go on a nine month (too) long, nationwide rampage. SO FAR, that psychopath has sickened 9.6 million Americans. SO FAR, that ghoul has the blood of the 237,000 COVID-19 dead on his hands. As for any of us who may, somehow, manage to survive the needless pandemic (of his own making), we will, eventually, face down a climate changed, uninhabitable world.

On Trump’s watch, he has flat-out refused to accept and articulate the three words, “Black Lives Matter”; has emboldened militant, racist cops, who gleefully crack open the heads of BLM protestors and BLM sympathizers; has ordered the teargassing and pepper spraying of these peaceable protestors, in flagrant violation of their 1st Amendment Rights; has figuratively danced in his blood splattered streets; has sadistically reveled in all the pain and suffering he’s wrought, up and down Main Street U.S.A.

Trump has done his damnedest to provoke Civil War-II, by winding up his toy soldiers; namely, his seething with preexisting hatred, domestic terrorists, a.k.a. Nazis, Klansmen, Proud Boys, Wolverine Watchmen, etc.; that last on the list faction recently FBI busted for plotting to abduct, torture and assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; i.e., to punish her for her righteous, courageous, slow the spread of COVID-19, life saving, statewide lock-down and mask-up decrees.

Pre-pandemic Trump has kidnapped, traumatized, abused and caged asylum seekers’ infants and children; has flipped off a court order to reunite these families; has declared enemies of the people, the genuine article journalists, who’ve been justifiably critical of his deplorable words and deeds; has called for the devoid of due process, imprisonment of his (guilty of no crimes) political opponents. WTF will be next, coliseums where his bloodthirsty, mask-less, packed in, shoulder-to-shoulder devotees will gather to cheer on public stonings and executions?

Trump, Commander-In-Chief, no less, has badmouthed his own troops; called these selfless soldiers “losers” and “suckers”; has undermined their valiant efforts to rid the world of oppression; allowed autocrat Vladimir Putin to place bounties on their heads.

For his own political gain, Trump has accepted dictatorial régimes’ meddling and mucking up of what used to be our fair, free elections; he has sabotaged the United States Postal Service to slow down the processing of sent and returned absentee ballots; has refused to accept any voting outcome other than the one that will re-install him; has flat out refused to accept a potential Biden / Harris victory; has not committed to honor an American tradition that, up to 2016, has always resulted in the peaceful, orderly transition of power.

Seeing how all the above is far scarier than Halloween, America might as well move up Election Day to October 31st. However, factoring in how there will never, again, be another Election Day if Trump screws over the voters; if long before all the legitimate ballots have all been counted, opts to prematurely / wrongfully declare his victory at 23:59:59 tonight, WTF would be the point? Right?

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Running: More Ways Than 1

The following story is true. My not naming anyone by name is the best way to further emphasize how the disease of racism is omnipresent and adversely affects all people of color.

During election year 2020, there’s an African-American candidate who is running for high elective office. Regrettably, his best shot at emerging victorious is to establish a gun-nut voter base; to pander to their worst instincts; to concurrently rail out against his political rival’s anti-gun stance. The irony here:

Armed to the teeth rabble oft seethe with bigotry, too; so much so, that were this candidate to ever go out for a neighborhood jog… well…

Many of his newfound, vile, vigilante supporters would not react well. They’d summarily judge a running black man “guilty’’ of the “crime” of minority jogging. Their meted out punishment would be too horrific to put into words.

Our only consolation, here, is knowing how this political wannabe is too smart to ever attempt running such a dangerous experiment.

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Then they came for _________ !

What if, worst case scenario (from the perspective of We the Enlightened Inclusive People), Donald J. Trump’s boneheaded bigotry goes full blown Hitler… i.e., he commits genocide and America winds up lily white. Would that mean that he and his Klansmen and Nazi pals… from their perspective of course… could all live happily ever after?

Don’t count on it. If Trump had nobody left to vilify, how would that narcissist ever be able to continue drawing attention to himself / get suckers to suck up to him / get racists to rally around him / maintain his choke-hold on power?

Obviously, he would declare new Enemies of the State to “fine tune” HIS Master Race.

Little doubt he’d next target Democrats, Liberals, Intellectuals, Muslims, Jews, Feminists (and like-minded males), the LGBTQIA’s, the Aged and Infirm, the Left Handed and (factoring in his objectification of women / penchant for porn stars and playmates), perhaps everybody below a C-cup?

Hell, he could even order his underlings to hack into the data bases of genomics and biotechnology companies… i.e. to ferret out anyone who’s not a “perfect” 100% Caucasian?

If you find yourself saying, “Nah, that all sounds too farfetched. It’ll never happen!”… well… let’s just say that were theologian Martin Niemöller, still alive today, he’d shrewdly disagree by saying…

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

 

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Fortune Cookie Blog (head cases)

 

When a neurologist needs to properly evaluate brain damaged
patients, e.g. Klansmen, Nazis and White Supremacists, would
she order an Electroencephalogram (EEG) OR a Colonoscopy?

 

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Doo-Doo’ing Up Something Brown?

 

This past Thursday, the conservative dominated, U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision re the immigration policy known as DACA… Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Needless to say, their ruling, which failed to promptly suck up to Donald J. Trump / kiss his ass, pissed off that ferociously anti-immigrant bastard, who had hoped to deliver on his longstanding, deplorable campaign promise to Make America Ghostly (white) Again.

In order to talk himself down from an impending conniption fit and, simultaneously, toss red meat to all of the Klansmen and Nazis who adore him, Trump Tweeted this twaddle…

“The Supreme Court asked us to resubmit on DACA, nothing was lost or won. They “punted”, much like in a football game (where hopefully they would stand for our great American Flag). We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfil [sic] the Supreme Court’s [requirements]…..”

9:14 AM – Jun 19, 2020

Considering from where Trump’s policies typically originate… that is… from where he “pulls out” nearly all of his “ideas”, the relevant questions… re those papers… become…

• Used or unused Charmin™?

• Enhanced with brown “toner” or not?