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!

 

 

 

 

 

DISINFECTANT IS FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY!

That this blog’s headline would even be necessary, serves as testimonial to just how nonsensical and/or non compos mentis Donald J. Trump is. Against the backdrop of his pandemic-related (usually) daily press briefings, the fake prez’s all too real, frequently life endangering, rambling discourse gets routinely disseminated… worldwide… at the speed of the Coronavirus, itself.

To expand on my headlined point, I must now issue the following life saving warning to all the gullible folks, who, no questions asked, eat up whatever crap their beloved Donny is force-feeding them…

DISINFECTANTS ARE FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY, AND WILL NOT CURE ANYONE OF COVID-19!

While Trump has since claimed his bizarre advocacy of disinfectants was nothing but sarcasm, nonetheless, Lysol™ spokesperson, UK’s Reckitt Benckiser, was also duly alarmed… deemed it PRIORITY #1 to issue this disclaimer to NBC news…

“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.”

Due to man-child Donny’s wholesale disdain for reading, in all likelihood, he’s never even noticed such labelled info, which is, typically, directed at toddlers’ parents.

Lest his reckless rhetoric, someday add to the COVID-19 death toll, one of these three methods could contain the Trumpian verbal diarrhea and, in a sense, disinfect the White House.

This starts with the behind the dais crowd… a.k.a. the White House Coronavirus Task Force. In real time, they must debunk Donny. After all, to promote and maintain public health is not only a fundamental aspect of their very job description, it is their moral duty. As for the MDs amongst them, there’s also their Hippocratic Oath, which obligates them to do no harm.

Let’s move on to the before the dais crowd… a.k.a. the White House Press Corps. While journalists are duty-bound to speak truth to power, at such press briefings and elsewhere, they must PULL THE PLUG on LIVE coverage… or… at the very least… put Trump’s audio / video feed on a 30 second delay to allow their respective network directors to deny the Drug Pusher-In-Chief the platform, from which to launch his snake-oil sales pitches.

Finally there’s that ol’ Constitiutional route, too… a.k.a. the 25th Amendment Section 4, which so eloquently reminds…

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

While a Pence presidency would not be much of an improvement, the housecleaning / White House spring cleaning must start somewhere. Of course, if he, too, proves as dangerous / dysfunctional as Donny… why not go the President Nancy Pelosi route? After all, as U.S. House Speaker, she’d be next in the line of succession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumb Donald: From Soup(poena) to Nuts

Long, long ago… in a star-studded TV-Land far, far away… the 1970s era Match Game staff writers were earning their keep… i..e., tirelessly toiling away to supply game show host Gene Rayburn with oft, off beat scenarios for him to present to the celebrity panelists and contestants, with whom he shared the stage.

The cleverness of these writers, at times, did flirt with clairvoyance.

After all, they did breath life into their fake Dumb Donald character, who bears a striking resemblance to today’s all too real, Real Donald.

To fill in a few untold fun facts that’ll flesh out our above clip…

Dumb Donald appears to be in absentia from a swank White House dinner party / fundraiser. During the soup course, he has wandered off to the pantry ISO a snack. Yes, indeed, we do find him pigging out on a megaton of ordered to-go, fresh-out-of-the-fast-food-cartons, over-salted, greasy cheeseburgers. It is while indulging himself in a spell of epic, force-10 belching and cheese cutting, that he spots a shelved, Beautiful Chocolate Cake. He pauses to drool, opts to cut ahead to the desert course and cut into the cake. Upon cramming a massive hunk of that delectable, confectionary treat into his massive yap he heads back to the party. We can only hope he possesses sufficient table manners to not speak with his mouth full as he re-seats himself at the head of the candle lit dinner table… where a commotion is already in progress…

Uh… let’s now turn this over to Match Game emcee Rayburn. He’s got the details to the following, fill in the blank scenario…

“While having dinner at the White House,
Martha found a ________ in her soup.”

While the panelists are filling out their cards… let’s discuss the Dumb Donald / Real Donald connection. Once Bobby Van and Elaine Joyce reveal their responses, we’ll start to wonder if the writers’ clairvoyance may’ve even rubbed off on them. Both celebs do hint at the legal paperwork associated with Richard “Tricky Dicky” Nixon’s Impeachment Inqiury… not unlike the documents, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had fired off to the Oval Office and the Real Donald had promptly flipped off. The responses of Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson and Nanette Fabray also tap into matters unpresidential.

So… how, exactly, did the celebs respond? How did contestant / champion Donna King respond? How did YOU respond? How many celebs will everyone match?

Let’s playback our clip to discover how all of this plays out…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could Avarice Conquer A Virus? (Vid of the Day)

The mindless microbe… is always eager and ever-ready to go on a worldwide rampage. All on its very own, it’s already a nasty li’l bastard that demonstrates a proclivity for mutating… on short notice… into an even nastier, bigger bastard.

While each microorganism’s survival doesn’t, necessarily, depend on a macroscopic, moronic ally, it’d NEVER be “too proud” to turn him down.

The particular “it”… in this instance… is named COVID19… and its ally… in this instance… is the macroscopic, moronic Donald J. Trump. Trump’s ‘tude is what makes him, in particular, this germ’s BFF. To flesh that out…

• Undeniably… Dense Donny, the self-proclaimed “stable genius”, spits utter contempt at academicians and scientists. He has already, amply demonstrated his proclivity for de-funding and depopulating the very agencies he’ll be needing the most… especially now… namely… the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO).

• Stunningly… for the past (nearly) two years…  Donald has been oddly unfazed regarding the White House’s National Security Council being minus an expert to comprehend public health threats and coordinate their containment.

• Realistically… not to make light of this, but, to better showcase Trump’s “Shallow Hal” nature… in all likelihood, the only public health issue that germophobic, rutting, bare-backing, extramarital flinging cad ever worries about is the “Carnal Flu”.

• Ironically… if it’s not already too late, perhaps, an odd offshoot from that Trumpian ‘tude will come to humankind’s rescue? We’re talking about the fake prez’s gargantuan GREED! I am dead serious!

• Cynically… were the coronavirus not [1] impairing Donny’s trade deal with China, [2] wrecking havoc on the U.S. and foreign financial markets / global economy and [3] laying waste to the fake prez’s own, personal, stock portfolio… he would not shive-a-git about COVID19’s grave threat to humanity.

• Opportunistically… any pandemic could easily become white nationalist Trump’s “perfect”, exploitable, excuse to [1] turn away / exile non-infected asylum seekers and [2] round up and cage news anchors, reporters, critics, political enemies (Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresspersons Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and Adam Shiff) and even his presumed Election Day rival, Bernie Sanders. And, then, long after COVID19 is no longer a threat, Herr Kommandant Trump would not be in any particular hurry to liberate his political prisoners and shut down his Stalags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ho-Hum Fact Based Fake News with a Humdinger Ending

 

Seeing how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was under Executive Orders to [1] thumb his nose at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Articles of Impeachment and [2] flat-out flip off his sworn Constitutional and moral duty to convict and oust the guilty / ugly as sin fake prez, the net effect has lavished absolutely corrupt, absolute power upon one Donald J. Trump.

Ever since then, the undeservedly acquitted, unchecked King Donald I has been going on a full-blown rampage… inclusive of his [1] vindictive ousters of anyone who has ever flat-out refused to kiss his fat Fascist fanny and [2] the further excessive expansion / abuse of his power.

Seeing how Zero Rules now exist to rein in his reign of terror, that means all 7.7 Billion Earthly souls could very well be facing down a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. With the extinction of humanity now looming, the big Q becomes…

Might we, somehow, be able to distract King Donald I? What would it take? Well, generally speaking, we’d first need to install a covert, Oval Office operative… someone to con the conman by tapping into the plethora of his perversions and psychoses.

Stage One: That individual would need to flatter the narcissist bastard… tell him the hordes of his loyal fans desperately need him to indulge his wildest Fascist fantasies before their very eyes. To that end, he must produce and star in a brand spanking new Sunday night, Prime Time Realty TV Show. Were he to ask, “Why Sunday?” The reply would be, “You are a God are you not?”

Stage Two: Have him sales pitch his show to a room full of cable network TV suits… and the toadier the better.

Show Concept: The viewer hook would center around King Donald I showcasing his considerable hero worship for all thugs autocratic. Each improvisational, episodic story-line would tell the salacious, tawdry tale of His Majesty’s “top secret”, behind closed doors, kinky encounters with a fellow despot… handpicked from a select, star studded gaggle of studs. Seeing how such ruling class idiocy runs rampant worldwide, there’d be no shortage of… uh… “talent”.

Pool of Special Guest Stars: Base upon King Donald’s preexisting, mutual admiration society, the following personnel would be instant shoo-ins.

• Vladimir Putin (Russia)
• Xi Jinping (China)
• Kim Jong Un (North Korea)
• Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (Egypt),
• Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey)
• Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines)

The Big Show’s Working Title: Donny Duz Despots & Vice Versa

While there is, indeed, much more to tell, it’s out of my sense of decorum, coupled by the demands of a strict nondisclosure agreement and my being under a 5-Star General’s direct orders to preserve national security, which will necessitate my ending this post here and now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Gonna Be a LONG 9 Months…

 

Right from the get go, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Articles of Impeachment were destined to fall on deaf ears… fail to pry open hopelessly, chronically closed minds. Any realistic person already knew the outcome… namely… that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s throng of totally corrupt, Trumpian suck-ups would totally, corruptly exonerate the totally corrupt fake prez.

In essence, We the People have nobody else to blame but the spineless, feckless, reckless McConnell, who has now granted Trump absolute power… crowned the Fascist bastard King Donald I.

And as John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton warned us long ago…

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

As we’ve already seen, right on cue, the Trumpster has been wallowing in his ill-gotten victory like a squealing pig in a puddle of mud and feces. He’s surging with unlimited, unchecked power, that, for the next nine months, will send him rampaging up and down the campaign trail, spreading his corrupt, disingenuous, mucked up message to the starstruck, overly impressionable, gullible, low-information masses.

This will be tantamount to Donny whipping out his Sharpie™ to deface the U.S. Constitution with his scrawled filthy, Fascist “amendments”! He could easily take out what little might remain of our Founding Fathers’ Vision for America.

Now, come Election Day 2020, it TRULY IS up to Americans to use our ballots to convict and oust Trump… for Kentuckians to deny McConnell his seventh term, too!

Right from the get-go, we already know Trump will be doing his damnedest to corrupt America’s free elections… to do whatever it takes to re-install himself into the Blight House for a second term… to, perhaps, even establish a nasty dynasty.

As we know, it is elections that result in “too close to call” vote tallies, which invite / involve the most corruption. So it is up to all of us decent Americans to stage such a massive surge in voter turn-out, that Trumpian fraud will become impossible.

Looking further down the road to the White House / the path back to sweet Freedom…

If we do manage to take back America, it’d be advisable for the “housekeeper” techies to rapidly change the nuclear launch codes and conveniently forget to tell Donny about it. And it wouldn’t hurt to roll out the tanks over to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue… uh… just to remind the Trumpster, “HEY, DON’T BE A SORE LOSER!” Who knows? That little boy / chickenhawk, who feels perverse rapture at the mere sight of military might, might even get off on taking a gander at such war machines?

Hell, if we present all of this to Trump correctly… really hit him with the hard sell… oh… say… employ language that’d refer to him as “stately, noble, courtly, majestic, distinguished, proud, august, lofty, exalted, regal, lordly, imposing, impressive, grand; solemn, serious, grave, formal, proper, ceremonious, decorous, reserved, composed and sedate”, he might feel good enough about himself to buy into vacating the presidential palace sans a fight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pelosi’s Perfect Protest (You can’t make this stuff up!)

As most of us know, these days, the word “PERFECT” does get bandied about a bit carelessly. But… not always…

In my post, just prior to this one, I discussed how Democrats should react to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. Well… this post certainly lives up to the saying…

“You can’t make this stuff up!”

Just prior to the fake prez stepping up to the dias to address America and the world… per protocol… he presented to both VP Mike Pence and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a complimentary copy of his speech.

And then, we were forced to endure approximately eighty long minutes of The World According to Grump. To say the least, anyone who still believes in the Real America found Trump’s / Grump’s narrative…

Fallacious
Uninspiring
Cantankerous
Knavish
Exasperating
Delusional

(btw, fans of acrostics can readily sum up / slim down that above, lengthy list in one word.

For those of us who did manage to stay awake and stay till the bitter end, it was well worth it!

Just prior to the fake prez’s departure, We the People were treated to an OMG MOMENT… namely… being eyewitness to a PERFECT, non-verbal critique of the Trumpian content.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of Donny’s speech.

• I actually got to see this all go down in real time.
• And I’ve never been more proud of an American.
• I’ve never been more proud to be an American.

What a brilliant way to put a narcissist in his place, critique his ghost written falsehoods and remind him that… had decency and justice prevailed… he would have never lasted long enough as POTUS to even deliver his speech at all.

Pelosi’s unspoken reminder to Donny…

He has avoided a Constitutional Conviction and Ouster for the very reason that the House Impeached him… namely… he’s the most corrupt Oval Office Occupant, ever, who was able to easily corrupt the U.S. Senate’s Republicans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Applaud or Not to Applaud?

This evening, shortly after 9 o’clock EST, Trump is slated to deliver his State of the Union Speech to a joint session of Congress… more to the point… to the Republican Party dominated Senate and Democratic Party dominated House of Representatives. Normally, a president can expect a bipartisan standing ovation.

Seeing how the Republicans are inordinately beholden to Trump… are always doing his bidding (no questions asked)… that gang of goons should have no problem with bleating like animals and applauding louder that 50,000 trained seals.

But…

Seeing how the Democrats have impeached Trump, the question becomes, just how should they receive the fake prez? Applause would be totally inappropriate. After all, their own Impeachment Inquiry… as well as Trump’s own self-incriminating, public tirades… have all amply proven Donny to be guilty as hell.

Normally, the Constitutional concept of “innocent until proven guilty”, would suggest that Dems should applaud, anyway. HOWEVER, how do we even know if innocence is actually in play, here? Let’s never forget how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has presided over a sham trial… has slapped on thick coats of White House white wash. That has ensured no new, relevant witnesses will ever testify and no new, damning evidence will ever be ruled admissible.

Worse yet, as early as tomorrow, McConnell and the rest of his shameless, permanently puckered up Trump ass kissers, are all scheduled to cast their votes… bleating out their collective, “Nuh-Uh!” to both of the U.S. House’s Articles of Impeachment. And that will sweep megatons of Donny’s Dirt under the rug… will lavish fake innocence upon the fake prez.

Beyond that…

Seeing how any applause Trump receives is undeserved, and worse yet, can only serve to stroke his already massive ego, stoke his flaming Fascism and egg on even more of his treasonous and thuggish conduct, it’d be best that, when Trump makes his entrance on this very night…

The Democrats should rise to show their respect for the Concept of the Oval Office but offer ZERO applause. That’d be the perfect way to demonstrate ZERO respect for Donald J. Trump, who demonstrates ZERO respect for the Oval Office, ZERO respect for the U.S. Constitution, ZERO respect for planet Earth and ZERO respect for Humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch’s Witch Hunt? Pelosi’s PlayHouse?

 

Folks who party with Democrats, would LOVE to roll out a badass derrick that’d kerplunk Donald Trump’s Fat Fascist Fanny into a U.S. Senate witness chair… i.e., to hear how he’d “sing” at his Impeachment Trial.

Folks who party with Republicans, would LOVE to haul in Joe Biden’s ass to hear how he’d “sing”, too.

FINE! I say, “Let’s Party Like It’s 2099!” But / Butt testimonials, such as these, must have ironclad, no BS rules…

• This shall be presented as a LIVE, televised / streamed (gavel to gavel) public hearing. Perhaps call it Mitch’s Witch Hunt? Or Pelosi’s PlayHouse? Hey, if the network suits can one-up either of my “working titles”, more power to ’em, right?

• Declare a one-time, National Holiday to ensure the hugest American audience possible. To further encourage viewership, each consenting 18+ viewer, shall wind up entered into a lottery… i.e., where the one drawn at random, top prize winner shall pocket ONE MILLION DOLLARS… A LUMP SUM PAYOUT… TAX FREE (federal / state / local)!

• Both men shall submit to a mandatory, pretrial, rigorous physical exam and psychological evaluation.

• Neither man shall be permitted to lawyer up during questioning and must answer while hooked up to a polygraph machine. Too damned Orwellian you say? Hell, this could’ve gone down as far, Far, FAR more Draconian! They should consider themselves damned lucky that war criminal W. Bush’s waterboarding “techniques” won’t be “in play”.

• An in-house, bipartisan team of Fact Checkers shall rate the respondents’ veracity, utilizing either the Pants On Fire or Pinocchio Scales (their rulings to appear, in-real-time, as a “crawl” across the bottom of our screens).

• Penalties for perjury, upon conviction, shall [1] automatically disqualify each guilty party from ever holding all future elective offices (all the way down to dog catcher), [2] require the immediate return of all raised campaign contributions and [3] if treason is involved, shall result in appropriate imprisonment.

• The actual inquiry will be akin to a multiple choice test… Trump’s and Biden’s six possible answers…

a. Yes
b. No
c. Won’t answer (arrogance)
d. Can’t answer (ignorance)
e. Can’t answer (national security issue)
f. I invoke 5th Amendment protections

• Whenever “e” responses arise, the respondent(s) must be re-deposed in a Closed Senate Session.

Election Year Fringe Benefit: Seeing how inordinate amounts of evasiveness, cluelessness and/or forgetfulness could prove damning for anyone auditioning for that Oval Office gig, the voters could view Mitch’s Witch Hunt or Pelosi’s PlayHouse as the ultimate means to ferret out one… perhaps even two unworthy candidates.

Hey… better to get this political bad blood out of our electoral system NOW, rather than to feel four (or four more) unbearably long year’s worth of buyers’ remorse LATER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witness the Donald J. Trump Impeachment Trial? NOT!

Yesterday, courtesy of YouTube, I featured Live PBS coverage of the U.S. Senate’s Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump.

Today, I UN-feature it. Why?

For starters… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… no big surprise… has now hit rock bottom… has been following through on his recent public promise to NOT be impartial… which… btw… flips off the oath he took to behave otherwise.

As usual, McConnell’s assessment is dead wrong. Contrast that with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s intent, which transcends mere politics. Her House of Representatives’ primary goals have been to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution… to preserve the sanctity of our ballot box… to save America from tyranny.

ULTIMATELY… Pelosi is telling Trump’s bff, Vladimir Putin, to go F himself!

Obviously McConnell and his fellow subversive Republicans do not take any of Pelosi’s concerns seriously, anymore.

Which brings us back to why I’m no longer streaming the trial…

Right from the get-go, Mitch and his entire Trumpian band of bootlickers, have been putting on a shameless, spineless, valueless exhibition that’s a monumental embarrassment to America. As such, I’d be ashamed to have any of you see it.