Saturday, April 1, 2023

New MAGA Holiday is Celebrated on April Fools' Day

Everything is about branding in our culture these days and today is a good example, it's April Fools' Day and the new MAGA national holiday.

Trump minions have taken years to build up their brand as a band of fools and after seven years they finally came up with a good day in April to celebrate. The association of a day for fools and the united MAGA supporters is apparent for all to see.


A Brief Origin of April Fools' Day

It's not cast in concrete, but some historians speculate that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

The new year began with the spring equinox around April 1. 

People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1st and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 were mocked.

They became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called (what else?) April fools. 


Back to the fools who follow the Trump cult. Being a fool is cool among the MAGA appointed lawmakers lurking in Congress. Just look at some of the committee meetings they've held thus far.

Think Rep. Lauren Boebert who made a fool of herself arguing about urinating in public at a recent committee meeting without getting her facts straight. You had to be there.

The Republican clowns - with their slim majority in the House - are doing their best to poison our judiciary, House, Senate, electoral system, the Dept. of Education, the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and the military. And there's more, but you get the idea.

Now that MAGA maroons have a national holiday of their own they can use it as a day to recruit extremists and domestic terrorists.

As it stands, "Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest," -Benjamin Franklin

Friday, March 31, 2023

Indicted! Humpty Trumpty Has a Bigly Fall!

Humpty Trumpty sat on a Mar-a-Lardo Wall

He got indicted and had a great fall

All the corrupt lawmakers

and all of the MAGA minions

Couldn't do a damn thing about it!

So, the hammer finally dropped on the most corrupt president in history who has been charged with crimes in Manhattan, New York.

Yesterday came as a shock to Trump, his weasel lawyers, the rest of America, and the world. 

The Teflon Don was held accountable by New York DA Alvin Bragg for crimes committed. Who thought it would ever happen?

The myth has been dispelled. Trump is not above the law. In bears keeping in mind that this will only be the first criminal indictment filed against his Orangeness. Multiple indictments are still ahead this year.

MAGA world is melting down. MAGA lawmakers like Kevin McCarthy are ready to defy the Constitution to save Trump's fat ass. The rest of the Seditious Caucus in the House and Senate is already waging war against the rule of law to keep their lord and master free. 

Here's the thing; despite years of running interference for Trump MAGA Republicans were not able to stop him from taking one of the most historic falls from grace an ex-president has ever experienced in American history.

This court action is the first shot at Trump's mug (and ego) in what will soon be a series of blows delivered by other prosecutors in Georgia and Washington DC.

Is Trump's great fall a precursor of what's going to happen to the Republican party as they continue to defend him?

As it stands, this indictment is proof that no one is above the law in America. 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Batter Up! Baseball Season Underway

America's game is back. 

A new season starts today with 15 MLB games on tap. All 30 teams will be engaged in this annual rite of Spring.

Among the best MLB games today is the defending champion Houston Astros taking on the Chicago White Sox. It'll be on ESPN TV at 7:00 PM ET.

My favorite team The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing The Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The Boys in Blue are looking for pitcher Julio Urias (L) to get their season off to a good start. He'll be facing Zac Gallen (R).

This season is special because there's some new rules in the game. 

1. Pitch Timer - in order to create a quicker pace of play, there will be a 30-second timer between batters. Between pitches, there will be a 15-second timer with bases empty and a 20-second timer with runners on base.

2. Defensive Shift Limits - The defensive team must have a minimum of four players on the infield, with at least two infielders on either side of the base.

3. Bigger Bases - The bases, which traditionally have been 15 inches square, will instead be 18 inches square. Home plate is unchanged.

The game is afoot!

As it stands, Go Dodgers! 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Blog Break! I'll Be Back 3-30-23- Meanwhile... Here's Some Links

Take a walk on the wild or poetic side HERE at the Creative Chronicles of Dave Stancliff

Go HERE to view my As It Stands column in the Eureka Times-Standard, a NorthCoast daily newspaper. It ran for five years.

Look to the right of this page and you'll see links to all of my posts in this blog going back to 2013.

If you like novellas, you may enjoy my first one: RAFTER'S REDEMPTION - A Vietnam veteran's story about living in Humboldt County in the 1970s. Think communes and pot farms.

That's it for now.

I'll be back on Thursday. 

As it stands, have a masterpiece day like my good friend and author Woody Woodburn would say.

Blog Break Until Presidential Election is Over

I finally hit the wall today. I can't think of what to say about all of the madness going on in this country right now. I'm a writer...