The Great American Stink-Out!

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Seeing how, Stateside, the two-party political juggernaut chronically churns out corporately owned and operated, ragged, non-rugged Prez Wannabes, come the 2024 election cycle, we can count on catching, YET, another whiff of… TA DA…

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Fusty Musty Donald J. Trump v. Old Spice(less) Joe Biden

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Here’s the rub. Biden has yet to fully grasp the severity of the hardcore, Trumper Republicans’ lopsided political playing field; aka their malodorous War on Democracy; their anti-American conspiracy, which absolutely reeks of extreme, unconstitutional, voter suppression laws and egregiously gerrymandered districts.

As such, naïve Biden has lulled himself into the false impression that ALL HE NEED DO is merely air out his stale, “I’m NOT Trump!” campaign motto / mantra and that’ll do what? Snag him a second term?

Sorry to say, Joe IS already miscasting his upcoming, political race in Aesopian terms; i.e., Biden in the role of the svelte, speedy Hare; Trump in the role of the roly-poly, lumbering Tortoise. And the Hare is likely in for a rude awakening. How so?

Well, according to Aesop…

“The story concerns a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare’s arrogant behaviour, the Tortoise challenges him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the race. When the Hare awakes, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.”

Wikipedia Essay [Read More Here]
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Applying a Poli-Sci spin to Aesop…

Come November 2024, Hare Biden’s 2020 supporters will EITHER vote for less electable, 3rd and 4th party presidential wannabes, OR leave blank their ballots’ presidential section, OR not show up at the polls AT ALL; hence Tortoise Trump’s Electoral College victory and the defeat / demise of Ecology, Democracy, Liberty, Literacy and Civility.

Truth be told, President Biden desperately needs an unconventional, highly inventive, campaign manager; a person who could far better articulate dedicated, Anti-Trump / Anti-Fascism messaging; PLUS orchestrate a modicum of mischief. In that dual capacity, I just might prove Joe’s go-to guy.

Here’s the skinny. My game plan draws upon basic, postpubescent biochemistry. You see, nearly all adults are well-armed to most effectively present our Trump Trump / Dump Trump rationale / sentiments; even better, in our down to the nitty-gritty, pitty manner. Actually, in this instance, it’d be better to be underarmed.

Ahem, ahem, what I’m proposing, here, is (a drum roll please)…

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The Great American Stink-Out!

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The onset of our olfactory onslaught would focus on consistently, attending Trump rallies; i.e., PUBLICLY baring arms… uh… our underarms… our unwashed, no applied deodorant / antiperspirant pits. And, just to ensure everything “ripens” to perfection, a mandatory shaving moratorium also needs to be in effect for the duration. Now, here’s where this really, Really, REALLY GETS GOOD! As we all know, the way Ma Nature has designed us, the more passionate we feel about matters, the more we sweat and the more we stink!

Our concerted efforts to curl nose hairs would run the entire 2024 election cycle; from its earliest days all the way up to the close of the Election Day polls. We’d be targeting, in particular, the climate change intensified, sweltering, summertime heatwaves to peaceably protest outside the Republican National Convention venue; with all of our bared arms raised skyward.

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Yep, we’d all be literally Stinkin’ to High Heaven!

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Naturally, we’d need to reassure all prepubescents, who, understandably so, would be feeling a tad left out of all of our funky fun. Not to worry, kiddies, you can always raid your elders’ dirty clothes hampers to snag the requisite, pre-stinked T-shirts. Even if they prove a bit oversized, they could always be repurposed as capes OR (once nailed to a dowel) waved about like flags.

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Now, that’s what I’d brand as the e-PIT-ome of patriotism!

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And, just to make damned sure that each and every MAGA Maggot / Moron we’d meet can totally grasp the true blue meaning of our odor, we’d need to silkscreen emblazon our T-shirts with the message:

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Ya think I stink bad?
Trump’s Fascist Stench
will be the Absolute Pits!

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Five Points of No Return?

PREFACE: It’s not just mindless flag waving when my words stress the significance of America’s role on the world stage. I merely mention it because the collapse of any Democracy can only destabilize, perhaps even destroy, said world.

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The commonly held belief is that we humans tend to obsess over worst case scenarios that rarely, if ever, actually reach the absolute point of no return. Let’s keep a good thought that such wisdom is fully applicable to the following (worst of the worst) situations. In a sense, these could all, someday soon, easily, wind up as news headlines…

  • Failure to promptly curb climate change to hasten humanity’s extinction
  • Russia’s backfired Ukraine occupation triggers nuclear WW-III escalation
  • Coronavirus whack-a-mole variants flat-out defy containment/eradication
  • Americans’ incivility/hyperpartisanship spurs Civil War-II factionalization
  • Fascism/Theocracy trumps Democracy/Liberty; spawns U.S.A. obliteration

Regarding that last on the list item… I’d like to point out that, in the weeks prior to Donald J. Trump’s January 6th, barked out, storm the U.S. Capitol command to his MAGA maniacs, it’d been the most unlikely person within Trump’s entire retrograde / renegade régime, one Vice President Mike Pence, who, for a fleeting moment, had managed to un-sell his soul. Indeed, when push had come to shove, for perhaps the very first time in that Republican miscreant’s entire deplorable political career, he had opted to do the honorable thing; i.e., certify then President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory; i.e., gallantly come to Lady Liberty’s rescue.

Alas (Part 1): Seeing how the still seething with fury, vengeance seeking, big lie promoter, little snowflake Trump has yet to get his 14th Amendment stipulated comeuppance, and in all likelihood NEVER will, it’s still totally legal for him to seek reelection as early as 2024.

And, win or lose, that insurrectionist bastard could still do his damnedest to suffocate American freedom / burn down Democracy. He still has his entire entourage of low friends in high places (U.S. “legislators” / SCOTUS “justices”) and low friends in low places (his sycophantic Klansmen / Nazis / Proud Boys / media propagandists et al), who ALL have his six.

SIDEBAR: To flesh out the 14th Amendment, in essence, any elected official found guilty of fomenting insurrection against the United States of America shall forever be banned from ever, again, seeking high elective office.

Alas (Part 2): Seeing how Trump has already totally nixed the notion of Pence ever, again, being his running mate, his next VP choice will, little doubt, be someone certifiable / bat crap crazy; the sort of creature who’d slither out from under his/her rock and, no questions asked, hiss out “YESSIR!” and or rattle out, “ON IT!” to whatever that orange, fascistic freak commanded.

Let’s keep a good thought… that there’s still a goodly amount of good people, who can be counted on to know when they must say NO to malefactors (especially of the Trumpian variety).

Before it’s too late… humankind must conquer all five of those above bullet pointed issues; before such woes conquer us all.

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A Definition for the Word “Woman”?

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“On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the upcoming vacancy by Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement on January 27, 2022 at the age of 83.”

Wikipedia [Read More Here]

During last week’s U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, numerous Republican thespians, cast… correction… miscast in the role of legitimate legislators* posed questions to Ketanji Brown Jackson, which had little to no relevance to either verifying her stellar qualifications or evaluating her, essentially, flawless character. These bad actors’ actual intent was to raise the curtain on their political theatre, and in the process…

a. repurpose KBJ as their prop / property
b, vent deplorable male white supremacy
c. both bore / browbeat a person of color
d. all of the above

(btw, If you chose “d” go to the head of the class.)

* btw, I’ve granted them anonymity because they’ve already embarrassed themselves enough already. Beyond that, by and large, they’re all cookie cutter interchangeable; i.e., to know one grotesque Trumper Republican is to know ‘em all.

Of course, seeing how, at the very least, you do need one specific sample re their repulsive rhetoric, check out the following actual “Q” and “A”…

Senator (who identifies as a woman): “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”
Ketanji Brown Jackson: “I’m not a biologist.”

While her “A” proved to be professionalism at its very finest, were anyone to ever pose such a “Q” to this layperson, check out my “A”…

CommonSenseTom: “Why not directly ask each human who identifies as such a being?”

My point being that each individual, who identifies as being a woman, likely harbors a uniquely personal definition; thereby making it absolutely none of my business (especially since I’m a man). I’d never have the audacity to assign, to anyone, the far too limiting / restrictive parameters; e.g., those typically presented within male sexist authored, plumbing only textbooks.

And, for that matter, seeing how ONLY one’s own primary care physician and other medical specialists should be allowed that privilege, that means that all laypersons, especially politicians and media political pundits, must BUTT OUT and STAY OUT, STAT!

Beyond that, with America now being a scant four years away from its 250th birthday, there’s no time like the present for We the New Millennium’s People to revise the following passage FROM THIS:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Founding Fathers / authors of America’s Declaration of Independence

TO THIS:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; regardless of the contents of their private ‘drawers.”

18th Century Founding Fathers + 21st Century CommonSenseTom (Paine)

Granted, there’s probably a far more delicate, decorous way to express an underwear reference, but, hey, it’s the heartfelt, heady spirit of inclusiveness that really matters, right?

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Naw! Nyet!

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With America’s midterm elections looming (less than nine months off), hardcore rightie, legislative foes, in stonewalling a newbie, centrist president’s pro-proletariat agenda, have already, successfully portrayed him as politically impotent.

Such an orchestrated characterization, in turn, has caused many a centrist / leftist legislator’s job approval rating to plummet, too; has alienated the very voters, who had empowered this whole kit and kaboodle, in the first place.

Now, that’s not to suggest that the understandably, disaffected electorate is about to jump ship / join the ranks of rank Trumpers. However, their failure to vote, come November, will net the same deleterious effect.

Soooooo… is this all as hopeless as it seems? Maybe not???

Seeing how no top billing, ballot player can ever attain / retain such power, sans having at least one top advisor on retainer; one who’s superbly adept in mass media communication; is an extraordinary manipulator of politics, press and public, perhaps Mr. President may have turned this entire, mucked up mess over to his fixer-upper; who in turn, ultimately, opportunistically, has already tapped into a preexisting, potential World War III?

Has this puppet master pulled on the strings of a has-been foreign leader; one who’s desperately ISO an image makeover of his very own; a public relations kick in the ass that could aid and abet this pathetic little dick-tator’s ongoing, pathetic little plot to restore his flaccid, floundering nation to its bygone, storybook, superpower status?

Hmm, one, who, in turn, has been bluffing a looming attack; oh, say, by deploying 100,000 troops in the vicinity of a third hapless, leader-player’s bordering nation?

The End?

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By now, you, my perceptive, critical thinking readers, have begun to connect my dots; conclude that our chains are getting yanked. True, appearances can be deceiving, but, it’d appear that a particular screenplay’s fictional plot has been afoot; has stepped right off the silver screen and into the real world.

For anyone who may still be in need of a dot, one of that flick’s lines should do the trick…

“We’re not gonna have a war, we’re gonna have the appearance of a war.”

Actor Robert De Niro / Character Conrad Brean [More Wag the Dog Quotes HERE]

Soooooo… could such infantile hamming it up / posturing (in actuality dangerous brinksmanship) do an image makeover; bolster the egos, job performance / poll numbers and national / international standings of both questionable leaders, in question?

Naw and Nyet!

This won’t likely even apply a dull shine to Messrs. Joe Biden’s and Vladimir Putin’s scuffed up IQs.

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A Multidimensional Multitude

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A couple of days ago, I composed and posted the following limerick:

Way2Go Joe!

True Blue Joe, read Turncoat Trump riot act
Re Trump’s revolt; rhetoric, free of fact
And reamed-out each freaky goon
Smoocher of Trump’s cheeky moon
Hellbent to freedom subvert and subtract

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While reviewing my work this a.m., the multitude of multidimensional intricacies suddenly dawned on me. To better quantify them, I typed them them out and, by task’s end, realized that my creative process might be of interest to others; hence this brief appraisal…

  • Line 1: “T” alliteration showcases the primary, political combatants; the “riot act” idiom further exposes Trump as the January 6th U.S. Capitol Riot inciter; “read” being a homophone of “red”, that hue cues / conjures up the Red State / Blue State schism, visions of Trump’s MAGA Movement motif (plus schlocky merchandise he traffics in) AND the British Red Coats who fought America’s Patriots during our Revolutionary War; how Trumpian Turncoats / traitors are latter day Red Coats / enemies of America.
  • Line 2: “R” alliteration; use of word “revolt”; its dual connotation of repugnance and insurrection. ‘
  • Lines 3 and 4: double rhyming “freaky goon” with “cheeky moon”; nether region’s euphemisms “reamed-out”, cheeky and moon reference Trump’s butt kisser sycophants.
  • Line 5: Hellbent sums up Donald’s intent; the downward direction he drove America; the concluding subvert / subtract wordplay; the prefix “sub” related to Trump subjecting average Americans to a lesser, substandard, inferior quality of life.
  • Lines 1 thru 5: each lead-off words’ Cap forms an acrostic / the word “TRASH”; that being the monosyllabic, euphemistic, G-Rated summation of what the headed for the exit signs, 01/20/2021 Trump had dumped onto President Joe Biden’s Oval Office desk.

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Way2Go Joe! ~ Quick Limerick/Acrostic

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True Blue Joe, read Turncoat Trump riot act
Re Trump’s revolt; rhetoric, free of fact
And reamed-out each freaky goon
Smoocher of Trump’s cheeky moon
Hellbent to freedom subvert and subtract

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“The Only Game In Town” ~ 1 Year Ago

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One year ago, on January 6th, the certifiable sore loser of America’s 2020 Presidential Elections, Donald J. Trump, in a last ditch effort to rebelliously overstay his welcome; to defiantly cling to the power the voters had ordered him to relinquish, made a public appearance.

After swaggering onto the world stage, he delivered his rabble rousing, subversive “Stop the Steal” speech (ironically, to steal the presidency from the duly elected Joe Biden).

Donald would use and abuse his bully pulpit to:

  • indulge his enfeebling, malignant narcissism; stroke his huge ego
  • regurgitate his Big Lie about widespread, voter fraud (unfounded)
  • thwart Congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College win

Trump’s rally attendees were far more than mere faces in the crowd. And, oh, did they ever gobble up / pig out on his every word, syllable, dotted “i” and crossed “t”. Worse yet, it hadn’t taken much brain power to read between his lines.

In essence, Trump, the (in title only) President of The United States of America was ordering his assembled private army of insurrectionist wannabes to ATTACK the United States of America. And, they’d eagerly obey his “fight like hell” command; willfully transform his seditious-take-no-prisoners words into their seditious-take-no-prisoners deeds.

Seething with gargantuan Trumpian rage, they stormed the U.S. Capitol (some of them going the public defecation route); their mission:

To burn down a nearly two-and-one-half-century
old Democracy in 1 single Wednesday afternoon.

What follows is a copy / paste “reblog” of my in real time, January 6, 2021 reactions to the horrifying, disheartening TV images assaulting my eyeballs; my past post hitting the www scant moments prior to that orange, fascist freak having been cajoled (physically dragged?) away from his own TV; his mission:

To waddle before the TV camera, to begrudgingly deadpan his too little / too late / absolutely contrary to his actual desires, STAND DOWN orders to his fellow traitors to America.

That had to have been one helluva downer for Donald J. Trump; the anticlimax to an entire afternoon’s worth of his giddily cheering on / getting off on what he must’ve viewed to be “The Only Game In Town“.

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America’s Darkest Hour

For 4 years, the dark days have neared
Not unforeseen, YET, they were feared
Insurrection’s ghastly head has reared
Democracy’s FOES have now appeared
Freedom’s heart, they all have speared

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Backward U-Turns Into Donnyland?

Constitutionally speaking, Donald J. Trump’s only legitimate path back to the White House is hitting the campaign trail, an Election Day victory and snagging, bare minimum, 270 electors.

These fun facts certainly make the prospects for his (most regrettable) comeback, by any other (non-violent) means, impossible; i. e., thwarts all Trumper cultists’ preposterous magical thinking that, presto-chango, President Joe Biden will be booted out, instantaneously, and Trump will be promptly reinstated / shoehorned in.

Hell, he’d have a better chance going the occult route; e.g., his evil, orange aura invading and snatching Biden’s body and mind (YIKES, talk about taking living vicariously thru someone else, to extremes, huh?).

Of course, DJT would not necessarily need any otherworldly connections to still cast a negative influence over Biden… and, of late, it’d appear that he has been doing so. Let’s explore this further.

Onward to the particulars, I’m speaking of Joe now espousing Donald’s proven disastrous, cobbled together, patchwork, 50 state approach to pandemic management. Check this out…

“There is no federal solution. This gets solved at a state level.”

President Joe Biden (Did Demon Donny make him say that?)

Biden Exorcism #1: Hey Joe, do you actually expect Republican governors, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’s Greg Abbott to solve anything when neither of these blithering idiots will, bare minimum, order their citizenry to mask-up?

Next up we discover the prez’s response to a reporter inquiring about Delta Air Lines’ laypersons coercing CDC MDs to halve the coronavirus quarantine period (from 10 down to a scant 5 days). Check this out…

“I rely on my medical team. I get a recommendation, I follow it.”

President Joe Biden (Did Demon Donny make him say that. too?)

Biden Exorcism #2: Joe, do really deem it wise to rely on recommendations when your “team” has been hijacked by airline moguls hellbent on prioritizing corporate fiscal health over individuals’ physical well-being? All Delta is interested in is fattening their bottom line, and if to do so, they need to drag their still Covid-19 infectious employees from their sickbeds, so be it. Hell, Delta’s notion of a killer 401K plan probably is working their people to death.

Biden Exorcism #3: Joe, deep down, you are a fairly decent, likeable guy. I even voted for you. Your having been a far better pandemic manager than your predecessor up to this point, is precisely what makes your above mentioned, backward U-turns deep into Donnyland so inexplicable; and yes, unforgivable.

Rely on backwardness and you will muck up your plans to conquer Corona-V / end the pandemic.

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Best / Worst of Times: Quick Limerick

What the Dickens is Going On?

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Fair-minded folks, would assess and attest
At his worst Biden, trumps Trump at his best
Mainly because, unlike Joe
Don set the prez bar so low
To cross beneath, could stump a cockroach pest

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What the Hell Happened?

As I start typing this, 8 minutes into the 5 a.m. hour, both NPR stations “within earshot” of my radio are unable to access their network content. Their broadcast towers ARE active, but, they’re only transmitting dead air.

Hmm, were Donald J. Trump still calling all the shots, I’d be deeply concerned. After all, Phase One of any Fascist’s coup d’état is cancel culture; e.g. sever communication, silence the truth, etc.

Hmm, come to think of it, since President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Attorney General Merrick Garland (impotent leaders all) have utterly failed to hold perpetrator / traitor Trump accountable and imprison (or institutionalize) him for his January 6th attack of the U.S. Capitol, that X-prez is still calling all the shots. Ergo…

If not today, Trump and his private army could easily burn down America tomorrow… or maybe just in time for NPR’s All Things Considered non-broadcast to not cover that breaking news, this afternoon.

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Whew… crisis averted? It’s now thirteen minutes into the 5 a.m. hour and my NPR affiliates… CORRECTION… only one of these stations has restored a connection to NPR’s Morning Edition.

Nonetheless, tyrant Trump is still calling all the shots.

I’m curious as to how widespread this morning’s mysterious NPR outage was, So, if you had the same prob, or have experienced similar issues re accessing other aired and streamed liberal content, post a comment to briefly describe what happened.

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